Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Big Brother is here:
I don't speak Obama and am having trouble getting a handle on this. "Office of Social Innovation" has an ominous ring.
Read the whole thing, people. She is not making this up. This is not a drill. It's now law of the land:
The Social Innovation Fund was authorized in the recent Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The Fund will focus on priority policy areas, including education, health care, and economic opportunity. . . .
The White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation will coordinate efforts to enlist all Americans –individuals, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, corporations and foundations – as partners in solving our great challenges.
Remember after the 2004 election, when all the idiot lefties were talking about moving to France or Canada? Well, now they're turning us into France and Canada.

And you thought I was joking about this:

UPDATE: Honest, folks, I spent two decades in the newspaper business, a notoriously profane occupation, but I'm simply running out of obscenities to shout at my computer lately:
"While we do not want to rule any credible idea in or out as we discuss the way forward with Congress, the VAT tax, in particular, is popular with academics but highly controversial with policymakers," said Kenneth Baer, a spokesman for White House Budget Director Peter Orszag.
Still, Orszag has hired a prominent VAT advocate to advise him on health care: Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and author of the 2008 book "Health Care, Guaranteed."
This is a time for Effing Conservatives.

UPDATE II: Velociman says he saw this coming. But how does this fit with tax cuts for 95% and all that?


  1. Conservatism as a movement needs to grow a pair quickly. The VAT, in our current political landscape, will clearly pass as a supplement to the existing income tax. Like all taxes, it will start small and grow large and oppressive.

    The current internal fight within the GOP is long overdue. It seems to me that there are two mindsets within the Republican party: one that recognizes the imminent threat to the Constitution and America as it has always been, and one that believes that a free past is an automatic guarantee of a free future. I find this contrast to be similar to the difference between the pre- and post-9/11 mentalities: one either recognizes the dangerous reality, or one does not.

    The GOP would do well to adopt the following: Conservatism; Federalism; no quarter; no apologies.

  2. Here this should help you find new ways to curse at your computer!

    The way the Obama administration is going you may need them.

  3. Obama will get my cooperation over my dead body. And more and more, I'm thinking that's how it's going to end up. Remember, Ayers said that once the revolution succeeded (as it now has, obviously), they "would have to murder 25 million Americans."

    I used to wonder how other countries could allow a dictator to take over and ruin their country, ruin their lives. I'm still finding it hard to believe that I'm watching it happen right before my eyes.

    Depressing as hell. The title of this post is exactly right.

  4. Those will not be taxes, those will be fees and rates and premiums. Not taxes. We shall not utter the t-word.

    Mikey NTH