Czarist Russia Or Czarist Amerika?
These modern-day czars report directly to ACORN’s mouthpiece-Fluffy obama and have the power to shape national policy on their subject area. Unlike Cabinet secretaries, they do not have to be approved by Congress.
Today the shame is being rich and with their assinine economic policies, ACORN seems determined to bestow the “honor” of poverty on as many as possible. Forget the horrendous tax-and-spend policies that gradually impoverish us all. ACORN’s new target is a direct one – the evil, greedy CEO. To do so, they will appoint Kenneth Feinberg as the new “Pay Czar.”
The New York Times portrayed it as a new offensive against CEOs earning more than ACORN likes, saying the administration is taking action as “part of a broad set of regulations on executive compensation expected to be announced by ACORN as early as this week.”
By most counts, this is at least ACORN’s 21st similar “czar,” more than Tevye would have been familiar with from the Russian Romanovs had he lived all 300 years of the dynasty.
The Romanovs ruled Russia from 1613 with the ascension of Michael I through the abdication of Czar Nicholas II in 1917. During that time, they produced 18 czars. While it is harder to exactly count the number of ACORN czars, with yesterday’s appointment it seems fair to say it is now certainly in excess of 18.
So in the ACORN Administration, we have czar-mania!! Their mouthpiece, Fluffy obama just keeps on “drinkin’ the KoolAid.”
A Czar, is someone who is appointed by the president, and is only answerable to the president, which bypasses the Judicial and the Legislative parts of our government. Leaving only the Executive Branch in the loop. The way the American government was formed, was with a balance of power between the three branches of government. With the Czar, Fluffy, and other presidents before him, have found a way, to bypass that balance of power. It now, no longer exists. See the problem?
Let’s see if we can track and list all the ACORN Administration’s czars:
[1] Border Czar: Alan Bersin
[2] Energy and Global Warming Czar: Carol Browner
[3] Urban Czar: Adolfo Carrion, Jr.
[4] InfoTech Czar: Vivek Kundra
[5] Faith-Based Czar: Josua DuBois
[6] Health Reform Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle
[7] TARP Czar: Herb Allison
[8] Stimulus Accountability Czar: Earl Devaney
[9] Non-Proliferation Czar: Gary Samore
[10] Terrorism Czar: John Brennan
[11] Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein
[12] Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske
[13] Guantanamo Closure Czar: Daniel Fried
[14] Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg
[15] Auto Czar: Steve Rattner
[16] AfPac Czar: Richard Holbrook
[17] MidEast Peace Czar: George Mitchell
[18] Persian Gulf and SW Asia Czar: Dennis Ross
[19] Sudan Czar: J. Scott Gration
[20] Climate Czar: Todd Stern
[21] Intelligence Czar: Dennis Blair
[22] Economic Czar: Paul Volker
[23] Science Czar: John Holdren
Personally, I think from a purely process standpoint all this czarism is a risky business that ends up producing bureaucratic bottlenecks, tensions and inefficiency when not managed extremely carefully. For now we will give them the benefit of the doubt that they will manage it well. Though please, please ACORN, stop now that you are ahead, now that you are officially the most prolific czarist dynasty in history.
As CEO, Fluffy Sucks!!
Remember when Fluffy was sworn in as “The Anointed One??” Remember what he actually swore to do??
Let’s review….The presidential oath of office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Affirm: Maintain to be true; To support or uphold the validity of;
The mere act of mouthing the words of the oath, Fluffy agrees that the U.S. Constitution is a true and valid document.
….will faithfully execute…… DOES NOT MEAN that he will “execute” the American economy thru his tried-and-failed socialist policies. The phrase means that he will “create[as in jobs, opportunities, etc]” in accordance with a prescribed design.
….preserve, protect and defend the Constitution…. means that he’s sworn to support the entire document, including its’ amendments; NOT selectively-but in it’s entirety!
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Not only does the 4th Amendment preclude unreasonable searches and seizures, it also ensures that the citizen is ….. secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects,….
Even given the dialectal differences between the constitutional authors’ era and its current readers, interpreters-there can be no misunderstanding of the meanings put forth by the founding fathers.
The only way to logically and with common sense, read this amendment is to see that the framers wanted the federal government as far away as possible from the citizenry’s day-to-day life, be it work or leasure. That being said-fast forward to early this week….
Fluffy obama, as the de facto CEO of Gubmint Motors, is certainly cut out for all his previous jobs…… This guy couldn’t spell “profit” let alone have an idea what it takes to turn a profit!! How do he and ACORN justify terminating the franchises of profitable GM and Chrysler dealers; keeping less profitable or loser dealerships? How does one sell more of their product with less outlets?
As an illustration of how out-of-touch both Fluffy and ACORN are, this happened to a GM franchisee in the TwinCities area of Minnesota:
The franchisee-a family company-had been GM dealers for over ninety-one years; most recently with Chevrolet and Cadillac. In the past, they had the monikers of Oldsmobile and Buick as well as Chevy and Cadillac. Initially the dealership was Dodge, but the founder immediately changed to [then] General Motors. For the past thrity-one years, they’ve been in the same location, in a new building, selling Chevrolets and Cadillacs.
Since the early 1980s, this dealership HAS NOT HAD an unprofitable month!! During 2008 their sales were at 103% of the annual goal!!
Earlier this week, the franchisee received a registered letter via FedEx: The first line of the letter stated that “we are not renewing your Chevrolet or your Cadillac franchise.” Included in the verbage was a gag-order; the dealer was not to reveal TO ANYONE of their renewal denial. The dealer was also informed that any inventory-parts, specialized equipment or cars, would not be repurchased by the company.
Now picture this…. Here’s a valued, PROFITABLE “employee” not only being “fired” but being stuck with [maybe] $500k in parts; $500k in equipment and tools; $3-5Mln in rolling inventory……. WITH NO MARKET FOR THEM!! Fluffy, through his Mouthpiece at GM-Fritz Henderson-has said that he won’t buy back the inventory….but…… Fluffy will allow the inventory to be sold to other GM franchises as a significant discount!!
In the end…. if nothing changes….. this hard-working family and it’s business, employing between 85 and 100 people, will be left with a 13 acre paved parking lot and a reasonably new building adjacent to the interstate, which is practically worthless.
W-O-W!! That’s Change I Can Believe In…. !! How ’bout you?!?!?
Like this dealer, the change in our pockets is all we can believe in after these confiscatory, preditory, fascist government practices we’re being beaten into submission with.
A Suggestion….
obama must pull his head out of his ass!!
ACORN must pull it’s collective heads out of it’s collective asses!!
Keep going the way you’re going-There won’t be anything left to destroy!!
From the start of this presidency I tried to look at everything with an unjaundiced eye. That’s no longer possible!!
mr obama: As bad as “Slick-Willie” was as a president; You wouldn’t make a decent-sized pimple on “Slick’s” fuzzy white ass!!!
The NY Senate Power Struggle
A couple of democRAT senators decided to vote with the republicans in determining the senatorial leadership. Whattsa’ big deal??
The KoolAid Media is saying that the public voted at the last election to have the senate ruled by democRATs-NOT SO!! The KoolAid drinkers have again gone off half-cocked, without consideration of fact or law. The voters only determine who their senator is; it’s up to the children in the senate to determine the leadership.
The primary upside to all this is: While the children are pissing-and-moaning amongst themselves, theres no wasteful spending being done!!!!
Til Nex’Time….