Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

Democrat Slashers For Smaller Government!

“The First Cut Is the Deepest”–Yusuf Islam

Democrats have finally seen the light and cut government waste to the bone.

For example:

*They slashed funding for the Labor Dept. division that investigates union corruption.

*They’ve slashed funding for our most modern fighter, the F-22. Obama will not even be photographed with one, unless it sneaks into a State Dinner with a lady in a red dress.

*They want to slash Medicare Advantage because it lets seniors choose among private plans. They think seniors should only be allowed to “choose” the government plan.

But it’s not just old folks.

*Democrats have also slashed funding for DC’s school voucher program because too many runaway slaves were escaping the Edu-cratic-Plantation they were deeply concerned that minority children would be forced into receiving substandard educations at Sidwell Friends School. You know; like the president’s kids.

*They have slashed Missile Defense even as Rogue States are developing missiles. That’s because they think America is the Rogue State. They really believe that if we can shoot down everybody’s missiles, we’ll start World War III…For The Oillllllllllll!

And they want to slash another program, too:

[T]he administration and Congress slashed the budget for the National Counterterrorism Center by at least $25 million. Those affected, the official said, included employees responsible for maintaining the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) system, which contains the list of about 550,000 known or suspected terrorists. …

Both the Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair, and the head of the NCTC, Mike Leiter, pressed to have the funding restored well before the Christmas Day attack exposed potential problems.

“Without question, recent events will cause those proposals to be re-considered,” an intelligence official said.

You think?

A.J. Strata found this campaign interview with John Brennan, in which Brennan’s main concern seems to be on not getting too much informationMission Accomplished, John!

“You don’t want to just troll and with a large net just pull up everything. There are technologies available to pulse the data set and pull back only that which has some type of correlation to your predicate [the probable cause threshold]. …

I would argue the government needs to have access to only those nuggets of information that have some kind of predicate. That way the government can touch it and pull back only that which is related. It’s like a magnet, set to a certain calibration. That’s what I think we need to go to.

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the threshold, quite frankly, was low, because we didn’t know the nature of the threat we faced here in the U.S.

[Post 9-11] Every effort was made by the government to try to get as much understanding and visibility into what else might be out there that’s going to hurt us again. Now that a number of years have passed, we need to make sure the calibration is important.”

James Lewis wonders if Obama simply instituted a quota on the number of Muslims who could be flagged and put on the “Don’t Fly” list. Don’t laugh–under the same theory, the Ninth Circuit just gave voting rights to felons because only racism could explain why there are too many minority criminals on the “Don’t Vote” list.

Lewis:

It was just like the Fort Hood shooter — who had “Soldier of Allah” printed on his business card. The weirdest psychiatrist at Fort Hood was practically putting up a flashing billboard to advertise his murderous plans. Everybody who knew him heard about it, but they weren’t allowed to say it out loud, which is suicidal Army policy. The Fort Hood killer was a massive command failure, but as far as we know, nobody got fired. The fact that the brass hasn’t been fired yet is a signal that they are not supposed to change. FDR fired people wholesale after Pearl Harbor. They got the idea fast. …

The only explanation for the Christmas Bomber fiasco is the most obvious one: This administration has just applied quotas to the terrorist database. Who knows? Maybe they are demanding that the database can only come up with ten percent Muslims. Or equal numbers of all colors of the rainbow. Or not too many people named Muhammed, because that would be profiling. We know that’s how they run their affirmative action programs.

Lewis is right; nobody has been fired for the Ft. Hood Debacle. The general there even said he’d be happy to keep sweeping up bodies once in a while because “diversity” is so super-awesome, it’s worth the funerals.

Yet someone in government set the “calibration” level to allow Major Hasan to contact the cleric/terrorist Awlaki in Yemen without losing his rank.

And someone in government set the “calibration” level to allow Abdulmutallab to contact the cleric/terrorist Awlaki in Yemen without losing his visa.

Does John Brennan know who that “someone” is? Any idea at all? Bueller? Anyone?

Because we should probably slash their budget, too.

Share

2 thoughts on “Democrat Slashers For Smaller Government!

Comments are closed.

CF Comments Policy Statement

Comments appear entirely at the whim of the guy who pays the bills for this site and may be deleted, ridiculed, maliciously edited for purposes of mockery, or otherwise pissed over as he in his capricious fancy sees fit. The CF comments section is pretty free-form and rough and tumble; tolerance level for rowdiness and misbehavior is fairly high here, but is NOT without limit. Management is under no obligation whatever to allow the comments section to be taken over and ruined by trolls, Leftists, and/or other oxygen thieves, and will take any measures deemed necessary to prevent such. Conduct yourself with the merest modicum of decorum, courtesy, and respect and you'll be fine. Pick pointless squabbles with other commenters, fling provocative personal insults, issue threats, or annoy the host (me) and...you won't.

Should you find yourself sanctioned after running afoul of the CF comments policy as stated and feel you have been wronged, please download and complete the Butthurt Report form below in quadruplicate; retain one copy for your personal records and send the others to the email address posted in the right sidebar. Please refrain from whining, sniveling, and/or bursting into tears and waving your chubby fists around in frustrated rage, lest you suffer an aneurysm or stroke unnecessarily. Your completed form will be reviewed and your complaint addressed whenever management feels like getting around to it. Thank you.

Categories

Archives

Notable Quotes

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." – Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution

"To put it simply, the Left is the stupid and the insane, led by the evil. You can’t persuade the stupid or the insane and you had damn well better fight the evil." - Skeptic

"Give me the media and I will make of any nation a herd of swine." - Joseph Goebbels

"Ain't no misunderstanding this war. They want to rule us and aim to do it. We aim not to allow it. All there is to it." - NC Reed, from Parno's Peril

"I just want a government that fits in the box it originally came in." -Bill Whittle

Subscribe to CF!

Support options

SHAMELESS BEGGING

If you enjoy the site, please consider donating:



Click HERE for great deals on ammo! Using this link helps support CF by getting me credits for ammo too.

Image swiped from The Last Refuge

2016 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

RSS FEED

RSS - entries - Entries
RSS - entries - Comments

E-MAIL


mike at this URL dot com

All e-mails assumed to be legitimate fodder for publication, scorn, ridicule, or other public mockery unless otherwise specified

Boycott the New York Times -- Read the Real News at Larwyn's Linx

All original content © Mike Hendrix