Illustrating Absurdity…

26 03 2010
Illustrating Absurdity

Chicken crossing by Peter Griffin

In the imitable words of Ogden Nash, “Golly, how the truth will out!”  City and federal leadership, along with their ilk, are showing their true colors.  Not that this wasn’t apparent to those who choose to see…

Good ‘ole May-V is at it again.  Smilin’ Tony is miffed that the City Council is thwarting his efforts to be known as the greenest Mayor on the planet.  So he has threatened–clutch the pearls–bankruptcy, if the City Council does not approve the Department of Water and Power rate hike.  Villaraigosa warns of bankruptcy if City Council blocks electricity rate hike.

The City Council, in a rare show of restraint, is not convinced, along with LAist.  Council President Eric Garcetti, who purportedly supports green energy, called the memo “a gun to our head. [snip] Don’t tell us that the quickest that we’re going to go bankrupt is to turn this away.”  Will L.A. go Bankrupt if your DWP bills don’t go up?

Al Gore, always keen on noble-sounding schemes that line the pocketbook, wholeheartedly endorses Villaraigosa’s rate hike plan.  However, after Climategate, does he even have any credibility?  Al Gore joins Villaraigosa in Supporting Carbon Surcharge….

On the heels of the historic signing of Obamacare into law, Democratic representatives  see no need to lie to the people any more about its true intentions.  Representative John Dingell (D-MI) went on the Paul W. Smith radio show to explain why we are not going to see some of the “benefits” of Obamacare right way.

Here’s the killer quote:

“It takes a long time to do necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put legislation together to control the people.”

What part of “control” don’t you understand?

And today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), who also happens to be chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (hold your applause), was waxing eloquent on the Senate floor today, apparently drunk on power… or something.  A pull quote:

“[t]oo often, much of late, the last couple three years the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind.  Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America.  This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”

So… this bill law really wasn’t meant to uphold my Constitutional right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?  Apparently not.

H/t: Hugh Hewitt, Naked Emperor News, The Foundry Blog.

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