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Mark Steyn: Obama builds roadblocks, not roads
OC Register ^ | 7/20/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 07/20/2012 10:07:06 PM PDT by RicocheT

Instead of roads and bridges, Obama-sized government funds stasis and sclerosis: The Hoover Dam of regulatory obstruction, the Golden Gateway to dependency.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeconomy; steyn
No one can write as sharp and interesting than Mark Steyn.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 10:07:14 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

Obummer the Left Detour on American Avenue.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 10:21:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (?? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: RicocheT

He is all that.

His writing is superb; more spectacular is his on-his-feet wit.

Dude’s mind is amazing; his command of language and ability to associate and draw juxtapositions on the fly leaves me in awe when I’m not actively laughing...

I’d like to meet him but I’m afraid I’d be tounge-tied.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 10:23:34 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: One Name

That would be TONGUE-TIED, see what I mean?


4 posted on 07/20/2012 10:25:39 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: RicocheT

Mark was beyond excellent today, as Rush’s substitute host. On a day when there was such profound tragedy, be just said all the right things. For three solid hours. Brilliantly.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 10:28:09 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. C)
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To: JLS

In a sane country Mr. Steyn would be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 10:29:52 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Didn’t get to hear but a small piece. He gets it and is a treasure for the West and Conservatism...


7 posted on 07/20/2012 10:52:47 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: RicocheT
"He said, 'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.'"

There is an aspect of Obama's speech I haven't seen mentioned yet.

Oama wasn't just lecturing the producers, hard workers and self starters.

He was throwing a sop to his followers, to his hard core base. He was speaking directly to the moochers, lay-abouts, welfare queens and others who have made a career of sucking on the teat of government.

He was giving them another jolt of false self-esteem and at the same time firing up their class envy and sense of resentment.

Obama was saying to them -

"Those well off people and rich guys are no better than you and they aren't any more gifted or smarter than you are. They didn't earn that big house and that new BMW any more than you did. They are slippery and sly and greedy and selfish. They just figured out a way to fiddle the books, to take more than their fair share of the things that belong to all of us. They wouldn't have the wealth they have if they didn't use up resources that belong to all of us and hog the wealth for themselves."

"You shouldn't feel bad about taking a government check, after all, the wealthy are unfairly getting more help from the government than you are. They over-use your share of the roads, bridges and everything else to enrich themselves. That's why they should pay more taxes - its just a way to make them pay you back for the unfair way they make their wealth. They owe it to you. They owe it to all of us."


8 posted on 07/20/2012 11:24:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: RicocheT

Steyn is the best thing to come out of Canada since... I don’t know, Wayne Gretzky?


9 posted on 07/20/2012 11:54:36 PM PDT by karnage
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To: JLS

For your Mark Steyn ping list!


10 posted on 07/21/2012 12:10:52 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: RicocheT

bfl
So sorry I missed Marc on friday!


11 posted on 07/21/2012 1:18:49 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: RicocheT
Tip for fellow Mark Steyn enthusiasts:

Apparently Michael Mann, the climate "scientist" behind the infamous and debunked climate "hockey stick" graph, is threatening to sue Mark Steyn (and National Review?) for defamation over a recent blog post where Steyn quotes another blogger and then very effectively makes the point that the same Penn State administration that covered up the Sandusky child rape episode investigated and "exonerated" Mann's work.

See http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/20/mann-invokes-the-streisand-effect-on-twitter/#more-67852 (and don't miss the hilarity in the comments section).

Mann is a ridiculous figure (and a big-time confused leftist) to begin with. Threatening to sue Steyn promises to unleash a verbal and intellectual thrashing that Mann can not possibly understand.

12 posted on 07/21/2012 5:39:46 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: RicocheT

How ‘bout Pamela Anderson?


13 posted on 07/21/2012 7:08:01 AM PDT by Jack023
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To: Iron Munro

Obama quote, post 8. Class envy to the nth degree, almost a provocation to the mob to loot and burn. This bad president must not be reelected.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 11:17:48 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Iron Munro

Steyn is wonderful. It was a perfect relief from the gloom of evil surrounding the Colorado shootings.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 12:06:04 PM PDT by alrea
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To: Iron Munro
Another big error in Obama's speech: "Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."

It wasn't government research, not even to develop the original ARPANET. Although the government -- actually the DOD -- supported the research on the original ARPANET, the work was done by private companies. The build-out of the Internet itself was all done by private companies.

The government didn't build the Internet. Someone else did that.

16 posted on 07/21/2012 12:21:45 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: karnage

“I don’t know, Wayne Gretzky?”

No, Bobby Orr!!


17 posted on 07/21/2012 5:10:15 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Orr was great. But Gretzky... might even have been better...!


18 posted on 07/21/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by karnage
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To: karnage

It’s a pity Bobby didn’t have arthroscopic knee surgery available when he played. He retired at 28 because his knees were butchered by the medical technology at the time. Listen to the Canadian players when they talk about the 1976 Canada Cup. They all said Bobby Orr was the best player on the ice and he basically only had one knee. Bobby Clarke marveled how Orr could barely walk because of the pain but when he put his skates on he was the best player on the ice. I know one thing, Gretzky wouldn’t want to fight Orr.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: RicocheT
If this is the best all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can do to put Humpty Dumpty’s silver-tongued oratory together again, they might as well cut to the chase and argue that accurately quoting President Obama is racist.

LOL!

20 posted on 07/21/2012 7:40:23 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the pings Lurker and passionfruit.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 2:33:31 AM PDT by JLS
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To: RicocheT
"The evil of such a system is not the waste of money but the waste of people. Tony Blair's ministry discovered it was politically helpful to reclassify a chunk of the unemployed as 'disabled.' A fit, able-bodied 40-year-old who has been on disability allowance for a decade understands somewhere at the back of his mind that he is living a lie, and that not just the government but his family and his friends are colluding in that lie."

DAISY: You would have been a big success, Onslow, except for your one little fault.

ONSLOW: (Angrily) And, wot, exactly, might that be?

DAISY: You're bone-idle.

22 posted on 07/22/2012 6:31:02 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: neverdem

Check this out: http://www.videotruffle.com/2012/07/21/see-if-you-can-spot-whats-wrong-with-this-barack-obama-2012-ad/

I don’t think the ad Steyn was referring to, the one I linked to, was meant to persuade undecideds or the presidents critics, it was meant to provide cover for true believers, to give them a pretext to attempt to shout down the president’s critics.


23 posted on 07/22/2012 6:54:56 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: RicocheT
In Obama's "visions," he builds roads and bridges. In reality, the President of Dependistan has put nothing but roadblocks in the path to opportunity and growth.

That he can build. That's all he can build.

24 posted on 07/22/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Clear-thinking, Free-America-loving, Freedom-loving Americans all need to get out and vote. Without that effort, America will change into nobama’s Amerika. Throw out the political hobos and their followers. All LIBs and RINOs need voted out. Patriotic Americans still outnumber the parasitic classes.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Iron Munro

Great post


26 posted on 07/22/2012 10:59:06 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: RicocheT; JLS; All
Hmm. Most of the article seems to have vanished in the last few minutes.

Alternate site:

http://news.investors.com/articleprint/618988/201207201747/president-lets-real-feelings-show-toward-small-businesses.aspx

27 posted on 07/22/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Iron Munro

Dang! You’re exactly right!! What an excellent interpretation of Obama’s comments!


28 posted on 07/22/2012 1:45:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Dang! You’re exactly right!! What an excellent interpretation of Obama’s comments!

The Great Dis-Uniter


29 posted on 07/22/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: RicocheT
An “incomparable Steyn” BUMP
30 posted on 07/22/2012 3:37:27 PM PDT by Gritty (Money-no-object Big Government spends more and more money for less and less objects-Mark Steyn)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Thanks for the link!


31 posted on 07/22/2012 8:53:51 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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