Archive for ‘Department of Unicorns and Rainbows’

May 28, 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?

February 25, 2009

Obama plans mandatory socialized medicine

Ezra Klein of the (liberal) American Prospect:

I’ve now been able to confirm with multiple senior administration sources that the health care proposal in Obama’s budget will have a mandate. Sort of.
Here’s how it will work, according to the officials I’ve spoken to. The budget’s health care section is not a detailed plan. Rather, it offers financing — though not all — and principles meant to guide the plan that Congress will author. The details will be decided by Congress in consultation with the administration.
One of those details is “universal” health care coverage.

So, despite the economic downturn — the dire, dire crisis — Obama supposes that the federal government can pick up the tab for everybody’s medical bills. This program will be paid for by the Department of Unicorns and Rainbows.

And by the way, doesn’t it make you feel comfortable that the White House is now run by the type of people who have time to return Ezra Klein’s phone calls?

February 24, 2009

On the radio with G. Gordon Liddy

At 10:30 a.m. today, I’ll be on the air with G. Gordon Liddy. (Listen live here.) We’ll be discussing Obamanomics, including ACORN’s civil disobedience protests to prevent mortgage foreclosures — which I’ve argued should be expanded to preserve my right to a 2004 KIA Optima. We might also talk about Obama’s new federal Department of Unicorns and Rainbows.

Some of you may know that the left-wing group Media Matters has recently honored the G-Man with a vicious smear — or, as Liddy’s producer calls it, “free advertising.”

If you’re a Liddy listener visiting The Other McCain for the first time, please look around and be sure to check out “How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog.” We’ve recently had a burst of Rule 5 blogging.

February 2, 2009

Obama names new Cabinet post

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama yesterday announced that he would ask Congress to create a new federal department to help implement key elements of his ambitious agenda.

“Too long, the dreams of Americans have been denied, too long our nation’s promises have gone unfulfilled,” the president said during a White House news conference, in a nationally-televised speech that left several reporters wiping away tears at the unprecendented historic signficance of the moment. “No longer will we watch our children grow cynical with disappointment, nor see our senior citizens despairing of hope.”
Flanked by congressional leaders — including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who was visibly moved with emotion — the tall young president gestured dramatically as he declared: “America will wait no more. We must act now. For we the people, are the people, whose time, at last, has come.”
After a standing ovation from the assembled journalists, President Obama went on to say that congressional leaders had agreed to “initiate an expedited agenda” in order to approve by next Tueday emergency legislation creating and funding the new department, its fiscal-year 2010 budget projected at “eleventy kazillion dollars,” according to a senior administration official who spoke at a subsequent briefing.
Describing the new department’s mission as “pursuing world peace . . . ensuring social justice and . . .restoring America’s image abroad, an image tarnished by eight dark years of neglect,” the president named veteran Connecticut statesman Sen. Christopher Dodd as secretary-designate with Cabinet rank.
As Secretary of the Department of Unicorns and Rainbows, Dodd will face “daunting challenges in this time of crisis,” the president said, referring to the distinguished silver-haired senator as “one of our nation’s most visionary leaders.” . . .