Posts Tagged ‘Photoshop’

Bad News For Obama: Gallup Trend Line

October 29, 2008
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As the Presidential contest enters the final week and undecided voters finally commit, the trend line for both candidates among “traditional” likely voters is dramatically changing. I have extrapolated the trend from the current lines at the far right of this image. While the state by state or Electoral Vote will ultimately decide the election, it is safe to assume that many of the states which were leaning toward Obama are now in play. Final prediction; McCain 284 Obama 254.

Source for original Gallup graph, here.

Early Seasons Greeting!

October 20, 2008
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This Photoshop serves double duty. It can be used as both a ‘Holiday’ Greeting Card and a warning about what is to come under a ‘Santa Obama’ administration with both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi having majorities in their chambers.

Wait till the bills arrive in the mail, come early February. Can you say ‘buyers remorse?’

Iranian Caviar. Hold The Preconditions.

October 17, 2008
Hold the preconditions...

Hold the preconditions...

In one of the whackier items I’ve seen in a long while, a reader e-mailed an item from the Page Six (gossip page) of a New York newspaper purporting to be the room service order from a certain candidates wife:

October 17, 2008 —
THOUGH he’s battling GOP accusations that he’s an Ivy League elitist, Barack Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous, like TV show host Robin Leach, who always signed off, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!” While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six. source

Seemed like a good excuse for a Photoshop.

UPDATE:

What does “the One” have to say about hotel food?

“I hope you guys are game,” he said, “because I haven’t been putting up with 19 months of airplanes and hotel food and missing my babies and my wife –- I didn’t put up for that stuff just to come in second. I don’t believe in coming in second. The American people can’t afford for us to come in second. We’ve got to win this thing and we’re going to win it with your help.”

Seems like pretty good hotel food to me. Estimates vary, but 450 dollars seems to be the best guess for this little brunch.

Plumber Joe: Obama is a ‘Socialist’

October 16, 2008
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How would you fare under the Obama ‘Tax Plan?’ According to the Tax Foundation:

Most low- and moderate-income couples would see their effective marginal tax rates rise, in some cases, significantly. Indeed, some low- and moderate-income taxpayers will see their marginal rates rise to more than 50 percent.

Nuts To ACORN

October 12, 2008

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Anyone who goes to the voting booth on November 4th without being aware of  “ACORN” (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and Barack Obama’s association and support for this group, deserves what they get from January 22, 2009 to January 21, 2013.

What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama. (read it all)

Anything else?

“U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in ‘get-out-the-vote’ projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.” (David M. Brown, “Obama To Amend Report On $800,000 In Spending,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 8/22/08)

What does Obama say?
That they will “shape his national agenda.”

Gateway Pundit catches the Obama website performing a little revisionist surgery.

There are now 11 investigations of election fraud in the country right now related to ACORN. Watch the spin as the fraudsters point the finger at “predatory lenders.” Don’t be misled.

Hide your wallets.

(Apologies to Ralph Waldo Emerson for the use of the quote in the image.)

The Barack Obama Experience

September 29, 2008

A little fun with Photoshop. Left to right, Jeremiah Wright, The One, Bill Ayers.

Taxpayer Relief Act of 2008

September 28, 2008

While our CongressCritters have been burning the midnight oil to save the banks from the damage inflicted upon them by regulations enacted by  Congress, I’ve been busy preparing  a suitable graphic for the final bill. Now if you’all just assume the proper position, it will make it much easier.

UPDATE:

SUMMARY OF THE “EMERGENCY ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT OF 2008”
I. Stabilizing the Economy
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) provides up to $700 billion to the Secretary of the Treasury to buy mortgages and other assets that are clogging the balance sheets of financial institutions and making it difficult for working families, small businesses, and other companies to access credit, which is vital to a strong and stable economy. EESA also establishes a program that would allow companies to insure their troubled assets.
II. Homeownership Preservation
EESA requires the Treasury to modify troubled loans – many the result of predatory lending practices – wherever possible to help American families keep their homes. It also directs other federal agencies to modify loans that they own or control. Finally, it improves the HOPE for Homeowners program by expanding eligibility and increasing the tools available to the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help more families keep their homes.
III. Taxpayer Protection
Taxpayers should not be expected to pay for Wall Street’s mistakes. The legislation requires companies that sell some of their bad assets to the government to provide warrants so that taxpayers will benefit from any future growth these companies may experience as a result of participation in this program. The legislation also requires the President to submit legislation that would cover any losses to taxpayers resulting from this program by charging a small, broad-based fee on all financial institutions.
IV. No Windfalls for Executives
Executives who made bad decisions should not be allowed to dump their bad assets on the government, and then walk away with millions of dollars in bonuses. In order to participate in this program, companies will lose certain tax benefits and, in some cases, must limit executive pay. In addition, the bill limits “golden parachutes” and requires that unearned bonuses be returned.
V. Strong Oversight
Rather than giving the Treasury all the funds at once, the legislation gives the Treasury $250 billion immediately, then requires the President to certify that additional funds are needed ($100 billion, then $350 billion subject to Congressional disapproval). The Treasury must report on the use of the funds and the progress in addressing the crisis. EESA also establishes an Oversight Board so that the Treasury cannot act in an arbitrary manner. It also establishes a special inspector general to protect against waste, fraud and abuse.

The “devil” will be in the details, of course.

Meltdown Update

September 26, 2008

In a paradox of mind-numbing proportions, the 700 billion dollar financial bailout negotiations are underway and the Democratic leadership is pillaging the Republicans for obstructionism. However, according to this poll, the majority of Americans are opposed:

Just 30 percent say they support Bush’s package, according to an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released as White House and congressional leaders struggled to rescue the plan after House Republicans rebelled against it. Despite the president’s pleas that the package is urgently needed to prevent an economic meltdown, 45 percent say they oppose Bush’s proposal while 25 percent said they are undecided. AP

The Democrats; out of touch with the majority of Americans again. Who would have thunkit?

UPDATE:

On Friday the Dow Jones average closed UP 135 points.

Come on Republicans, toss the pork out of the bill, pay 50 cents on the dollar for the “assets”, put the world markets at ease, and stop the Democrats attempt to drag our economy into the ditch. Grow a set.