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“Isn’t it a good thing today in America that we have an automobile manufacturing sector? If it had been up to them [Republicans], General Motors would be gone. If it were up to them, Ford Motor Company would probably be gone. Chrysler definitely would be gone”Harry Reid (Dummycrat from Nevada.)

First the obvious, Ford recieved no bailout cash.

Secondly lets say for the sake of arguement GM and Chrysler folded like a house of cards, wouldn’t that have aided Ford as it’s only U.S. competition would be gone?

The biggest problem with Reid’s statement is the Big Lie.

That lie being not many, if any were against saving GM or Chrysler what many were opposed to was Big Gov coming to the rescue.

What many wanted, including this writer, was for both companies to go thru the normal and long established backrupcy process.

To put it another way.. FOLLOW LEGAL PRECIDENT.

What we got was usurping decades of established law and the Obama Admin rewarding their union alllies with billions of dollars as they were placed ahead of the line over secured bond holders and others that would have owned a piece of both companies.

As it is the UAW owns about one third of both GM and Chrysler, talk about the wolf guarding the henhouse.

Interestingly enough TARP special inspector general released a report (45 pages available here) Sunday that not only makes Dingy Harry look the fool – not that it’s a hard thing to do – but lays to waste any thoughts the auto bailouts were a good thing.

I fact the report suggests many jobs were lost because of how the program was structured.

The report raised questions about whether the Obama administration’s auto task force considered the job losses from the closings of dealerships while pressuring the companies to reduce costs.

“Treasury made a series of decisions that may have substantially contributed to the accelerated shuttering of thousands of small businesses,” investigators said.

Those decisions resulted in “potentially adding tens of thousands of workers to the already lengthy unemployment rolls – all based on a theory and without sufficient consideration of the decisions’ broader economic impact,” the report goes on to say.

Read that again, these nitwits made their decision not on common ecnomic practice but some hair-brained theory.

Additionally they relied on a single consulting firm’s internal report recommending that the U.S. companies adopt foreign auto industry models to increase profits.

The IG also noted that “it is clear that tens of thousands of dealership jobs were immediately put in jeopardy as a result of the terminations by GM and Chrysler.” After extensive investigation, the watchdog concluded that “the acceleration of dealership closings was not done with any explicit cost savings to the manufacturers in mind.”

On page 33 of its report, Barofsky writes that “no one from Treasury, the manufacturers or from anywhere else indicated that implementing a smaller or more gradual dealership termination plan would have resulted in the cataclysmic scenario spelled out in Treasury’s response; indeed, when asked explicitly whether the Auto Team could have left the dealerships out of the restructurings, Mr. Bloom, the current head of the Auto Team, confirmed that the Auto Team ‘could have left any one component (of the restructuring plan) alone,’ but that doing so would have been inconsistent with the President’s mandate for ‘shared sacrifice.’”

And there you have it, social justice, at it “finest!”

In summation the inspector general found: “(A)t a time when the country was experiencing the worst economic downturn in generations and the government was asking its taxpayers to support a $787 billion stimulus package designed primarily to preserve jobs, Treasury made a series of decisions that may have substantially contributed to the accelerated shuttering of thousands of small businesses and thereby potentially adding tens of thousands of workers to the already lengthy unemployment rolls — all based on a theory and without sufficient consideration of the decisions’ broader economic impact.”

Update: William Tate notes the IG’s mention of the race factor (as well as gender) in protecting some dealerships.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Dummycrat-Nev.) claims he doesn’t work for Obama.

Except he does, and was told so in no uncertain terms. By The Messiah himself.

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Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has endorsed closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba that holds at least 250 suspected Islamic radicals.

In a Statehouse news conference Wednesday, the Democratic governor also said she wasn’t a fan of moving detainees to Fort Leavenworth’s disciplinary barracks in Kansas.

“I do support the president-elect’s intention to close Guantanamo Bay and discontinue what I think has been a huge black eye for this country around the world,” Sebelius said. “Closing Guantanamo Bay doesn’t mean that the prisoners come to the heartland of America.”

The military prison is believed to be on a short list of sites under consideration.

In other words governor you favor their transfer as long as they aren’t headed your way. In some circles, including mine, that’s called being a NIMBY.

Funny, but sad at the same time.

Funny because she’s a NIMBY, which truth be told, is par for the course for many of her political persuasion.

Sad because she is apparently afraid of 250 terrorists yet thinks nothing of vetoing a bill that would regulate abortion procedures in the state that is infamous for its high number of late-term abortions, many of which are performed by Dr. George “Killer” Tiller

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Global warming was blamed for everything from beasts gone wild to anorexic whales to the complete breakdown of human society this year — showing that no matter what it is and where it happens, scientists, explorers, politicians and those who track the Loch Ness Monster are comfortable scapegoating the weather.

FOXNews.com takes a look back at 10 things that global warming allegedly caused — or will no doubt soon be responsible for — as reported in the news around the world in 2008.

1. Cannibalism
In April, media mogul Ted Turner told PBS’s Charlie Rose that global warming would make the world 8 degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years. “Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state, like Somalia or Sudan, and living conditions will be intolerable,” he said. Turner blamed global warming on overpopulation, saying “too many people are using too much stuff.” Crops won’t grow and “most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,” Turner said.

2. The Death of the Loch Ness Monster
In February, Scotland’s Daily Mirror reported that 85-year-old American Robert Rines would be giving up his quest for Scotland’s most famous underwater denizen. A World War II veteran, Rines has spent 37 years hunting for Nessie with sonar equipment. In 2008, “despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.”

3. Beer Gets More Expensive
In April, the Associated Press reported that global warming was going to hit beer drinkers in the wallet because the cost of barley would increase, driving up the price of a pint. Jim Salinger, a climate scientist at New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, said Australia would be particularly hard hit as droughts caused a decline in malting barley production in parts of New Zealand and Australia. “It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Salinger said at a beer brewer’s convention, the AP reported.

4. Pythons Take Over America
Giant Burmese pythons – big enough to eat alligators and deer in a single mouthful – will be capable of living in one-third of continental U.S. as global warming makes more of the country hospitable to the cold-blooded predators, according to an April report from USAToday.com. The U.S. Geological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service investigated the spread of “invasive snakes,” like the pythons, brought to the U.S. as pets. The Burmese pythons’ potential American habitat would expand by 2100, according to global warming models, the paper reported. “We were surprised by the map. It was bigger than we thought it was going to be,” says Gordon Rodda, zoologist and lead project researcher, told USAToday.com. “They are moving northward, there’s no question.”

5. Kidney Stones
A University of Texas study said global warming will cause an increase in kidney stones over the next 30 years, the Globe and Mail reported in July. Scientists predict that higher temperatures will lead to more dehydration and therefore to more kidney stones. “This will come and get you in your home,” said Dr. Tom Brikowski, lead researcher and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. “It will make life just uncomfortable enough that maybe people will slow down and think what they’re doing to the climate.”

6. Skinny Whales
Japanese scientists, who have claimed that the country’s controversial whaling program is all in the name of science, said in August that if they hadn’t been going around killing whales, they never would have discovered that the creatures were significantly skinnier than whales killed in the late 1980s, the Guardian reported in August. The researchers said the study was the first evidence that global warming was harming whales by restricting their food supplies. As water warmed around the Antarctic Peninsula, the krill population shrank by 80 percent as sea ice declined, eliminating much of the preferred food of the minke whale. The whales studied had lost the same amount of blubber as they would have by starving for 36 days, but the global warming connection couldn’t be proven because no krill measurements are taken in different regions.

7. Shark Attacks
A surge in fatal shark attacks was the handiwork of global warming, according to a report in the Guardian in May. George Burgess of Florida University, a shark expert that maintains an attack database, told the Guardian that shark attacks were caused by human activity. “As the population continues to rise, so does the number of people in the water for recreation. And as long as we have an increase in human hours in the water, we will have an increase in shark bites,” he said. Shark attacks could also be the result of global warming and rising sea temperatures, the Guardian said. “You’ll find that some species will begin to appear in places they didn’t in the past with some regularity,” Burgess said.

8. Black Hawk Down
Although it happened in 1993, the crash of a U.S. military helicopter in Mogadishu that became the film “Black Hawk Down” was blamed on global warming by a Massachusetts congressman in 2008. “In Somalia back in 1993, climate change, according to 11 three- and four-star generals, resulted in a drought which led to famine,” Rep. Edward Markey told a group of students who had come to the Capitol to discuss global warming, according to CNSNews.com. “That famine translated to international aid we sent in to Somalia, which then led to the U.S. having to send in forces to separate all the groups that were fighting over the aid, which led to Black Hawk Down.”

9. Frozen Penguin Babies
Penguin babies, whose water-repellant feathers had not grown in yet, froze to death after torrential rains, National Geographic reported in July. “Many, many, many of them—thousands of them—were dying,” explorer Jon Bowermaster told National Geographic. Witnessing the mass penguin death “painted a clear and grim picture” of global warming. “It’s not just melting ice,” Bowermaster said. “It’s actually killing these cute little birds that are so popular in the movies.”

10. Killer Stingray Invasion
Global warming is going to drive killer stingrays, like the one that killed Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, to the shores of Britain after a 5-foot -long marbled stingray was captured by fishermen, the Daily Mail reported in June. A single touch can zap a man with enough electricity to kill, the Mail said, and global warming is bringing the Mediterranean killers north. “Rising sea temperatures may well have brought an influx of warm water visitors,” sea life curator Alex Gerrard told the Mail. “Where there’s one electric ray, it’s quite likely that there are more.”

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Sure signs the world is headed for Hell while riding in a handbasket:

The AP reports: “A Dutch gay group has organized a ‘Pink Christmas’ festival for the first time in Amsterdam, featuring a manger stall with two Josephs and two Marys.”

ProGay group chairman Frank Van Dalen said the Pink Christmas initiative was also intended to help promote Amsterdam as a gay capital after a decline in its reputation in recent years.

A decline in reputation?

Gee, I can’t imagine why! Well except for this I can’t imagine why.

Amsterdam’s libertine policies hasn’t exactly worked as planned.

What a shocka!!!

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Andrew Sullivan at one time was a fairly respectable, widely read and regarded as one of the leaders in the “revolution” known as blogging.

That was then.

Now, after being infected with an acute case of Bush Derangement Syndrome he’s nothing more than a delusional, misguided, disingenuous (at best) lying, pole-smoking douche nozzle!

Case on point: The loonbat is STILL pushing the “Trig is Sarah Palin’s baby crapola!”

Asshole hardly covers it.

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