Thursday, April 14, 2011

OBAMANOMICS - From the Sophist in Chief

If the shoe fits, WEAR IT!!!


noun /ˈsäfist/
sophists, plural

A paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in ancient Greece, associated in popular thought with moral skepticism and specious reasoning

A person who reasons with clever but fallacious arguments

sophism - A flawed argument superficially correct in its reasoning, usually designed to deceive. An intentional fallacy

sophism - a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

sophism - A plausible argument that is actually fallacious, especially when someone dishonestly presents it as if it were legitimate reasoning.

sophists - traveling teachers that taught how to win an argument; didn't believe in gods; refused the idea of an absolute right or wrong


In 2006, Senator Obama argued and voted against raising the debt ceiling. In 2007 and 2008, he didn't even bother to vote.

In 2006...

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

Obama and Warren Buffet don't need tax breaks. 

They both would be willing to "give" more in taxes, but they've never been asked. 
In what Bizarre-o world are taxes paid equated to "voluntary charitable giving" and taxes charged by the government are equated to a "voluntary request" for payment.

Am I missing the part of the tax code that outlines the penalties for non-compliance. 
This is the same mind-set that believes the federal government provides "subsidies" to churches because it does not tax them. It's all the governments property, they just decide to let you keep some of it. 


Obama will cut deficit in half FEB 2009

"Obama talks about how he will cut the deficit in half during his first term - and why it's so important. Really? The 2008 budget deficit was 458 billion. Obama's proposed new budget for this year has a deficit of 1.1 TRILLION. For God's sake - WTF???"
Let me see if I get this straight Chief. "You were going to cut the deficit in half, before you decided to double it as far as the eye can see." Is that about right? Or am I not hearing the words that are coming out of your Teleprompter correctly?
PLAN A - fail miserably
PLAN B - hope electorate forgot about PLAN B and proceed to PLAN B
PLAN B - lather, rinse, repeat.
Obamanomics = Bullshit²
What happened in Wisconsin showed that the mind-set of these government idiots and their lackeys is "what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine to if I want to take it." 
Our standard of living has been a bit of a charade for decades and now the bill is coming due. GDP has been highly subsidized by government spending for many years, growth has been an illusion.

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Giants Top Minor League Prospects

  • 1. Tyler Beede 6-4, 215 RHP from Vanderbilt projects as top of the rotation starter when he works out his command/control issues. When he misses, he misses by a bunch.
  • 2. Christian Arroyo 6-1, 180 SS very efficient with the bat, good hitting approach, test will be how he handles advanced pitching
  • 3. Adalberto Mejia 6-3,195 LHP Throws strikes and mixes pitches well. Good secondary stuff, projects as middle rotation guy. Keeps ball down and gets outs.
  • 4. Aramis Garcia 6-2, 220 C from Florida INTL projects as a good bat behind the dish with enough defensive skill to play there long-term
  • 5. Kyle Crick 6-4,220 RHP Power pitcher in the Matt Cain mold. High K-rate comes with High BB-rate. Low 90's FB with sink. Can be a top of the rotation starter once command/control issues ironed out. Mechanics are sound.
  • 6. Clayton Blackburn 6-3, 220 RHP Good low 90's FB with sink, excellent command of stuff, good secondary pitches. His 8.64 K/BB ratio is off the charts efficient.
  • 7. Lucius Fox 6-1, 175 SS Smooth MIF with all the tools, price tag dictates he will get every opportunity to succeed.
  • 8. Phil Bickford 6-5, 205 RHP Sturdy power arm, will move up the charts fast, Top of the rotation potential
  • 9. Sam Coonrod 6-3, 215 RHP Hard-thrower got off to a good start in rookie ball, impressed with high K/BB ratio. Needs to keep ball in the yard.
  • _10. Chris Shaw 6-3. 230 1B Lefty power bat, limited defensively to 1B, Matt Adams comp?
  • _11. Steven Okert 6-3, 210 LHP Oklahoma product, another power lefty prospect.
  • _12. Mac Williamson 6-4, 240 OF Wake Forest grad with five-tool potential if he hits advanced pitching.
  • _13. Ty Blach 6-1, 210 LHP Glavine comps will give him a chance to rise fast.
  • _14. Michael Santos 6-4, 170 RHP Twenty year old needs to fill out a bit and perform at higher levels but stuff is there.
  • _15. Chris Stratton 6-3, 185 RHP Mississippi State Decent four-pitch mix, solid pitching frame. Can run FB to 94 MPH with movement. Throws SL/CB, with the slider the better of the two.
  • _16. Jalen Miller 5-10, 175 SS Another smooth HS SS with Jimmy Rollins comps, may be better prospect than Fox, without the price tag.
  • _17. Ryder Jones 6-2, 200 3B polished bat with some pop. Good athleticism for the corner IF
  • _18. Dylan Davis 6-0,215 OF Good size and speed package from Oregon State. Has a good arm so may challenge in RF down the road.
  • _19. Andrew Suarez 6-2, 185 LHP Miami grad, not over powering, but gets guys out.
  • _20. Mac Marshall 6-0,180 LHP Good stuff from small package more as bullpen piece than starter.
  • _21. Hunter Cole 6-1, 190 Another collegiate MIF who may have to move to the OF to get a chance.
  • _22. Austin Slater 6-2, 215 2B well-schooled from Stanford Univ. via The Bolles School in Jacksonville FL good size, speed combo with hit tool playing well through AA. Line drive, gap hitter with 15HR power potential
  • _23. Derek Law 6-2, 210 RHP power arm with some deceptiveness in his delivery, could be a dark horse to contribute in 2014
  • _24. Stephen Duggar 6-1, 170 CF Another toolsy, under-achieving OF in the Gary Brown mold, hoping for better results.
  • _25. Chase Johnson 6-3, 185 RHP from Cal State SLO, strong arm, projects as mnid to low rotation starter or middle relief bullpen arm

2016 MLB Draft - Top National HS Players

  • 1. Blake Rutherford 6-3, 190 OF Chaminade College Prep HS (CA)
  • 2. Riley Pint 6-4, 195 RHP St. Thomas Aquinas HS (HS)
  • 3. Austin Bergner 6-4, 195 RHP Windermere Prep (FL)
  • 4. Drew Mendoza 6-4,195 SS Lake Minneola HS (FL)
  • 5. Braxton Garrett 6-3, 190 LHP Florence HS (AL)
  • 6. Jason Groome 6-6, 180 LHP IMG Academy (FL)
  • 7. Jeff Belge 6-4, 235 LHP Henninger HS (NY)
  • 8. Mickey Moniak 6-2, 185 INF/OF La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
  • 9. Brad Debo 6-1, 210 C Orange HS (NC)
  • _10. Bo Bichette 6-0, 200 INF Lakewood HS (FL)

2016 Top MLB College Draft Prospects

  • 1. Alec Hansen 6-7, 235 RHP Oklahoma
  • 2. A.J. Puk 6-7, 225 LHP Florida
  • 3. Connor Jones 6-3, 200 RHP Virginia
  • 4. Nick Banks 6-0, 200 OF Texas A&M
  • 5. Logan Shore 6-2,215 RHP Florida
  • 6. Bobbie Dalbec 6-4, 220 3B Arizona
  • 7. Robert Tyler 6-4, 215 RHP Georgia
  • 8. Cal Quantrill 6-3, 185 Stanford
  • 9. Corey Ray 5-11, 185 OF Louisville
  • _10. Matt Krook 6-3, 205 LHP Oregon

2016 Top MLB HS Draft Prospects (NW Suburban Chicago Area)

  • Anthony Holubecki 6-4, 195 RHP Kaneland HS/IMG Academy(FL) Notre Dame commit easy 93 MPH FB. Another top of the draft talent.
  • Brady Huffman 6-2, 165 RHP Genoa-Kingston HS Illinois State commit. Lanky frame, cruises 85-88 with FB, CB has some depth, efficient delivery and arm action.
  • Brenden Heiss 6-1, 200 RHP Jacobs HS Arkansas commit, can reach 95 MPH on FB, workable CB and CH. Power arm, but struggles with control at times.
  • Copper Johnson 6-0, 200 C Carmel Catholic HS Strong receiver with quick feet and throws well 1.85-1.90 pop time. Clean RH stroke with gap to gap power. Ole Miss commit.
  • Joe Dittmar 6-2, 205 RHP/3B Richmond-Burton HS Wichita State commit. Good two-way prospect can hit and has soft hands in IF. cruises late 80's with FB can goose it up to 92. Power arm/power bat.
  • Nick Derr 5-11, 160 SS Geneva HS/IMG Academy (FL) Florida State commit, top of the draft talent, athletic three-sport standout, with sub 7.0 - 60 yd dash speed and arm strength to play QB

2016 Top MLB HS Draft Prospects in Jacksonville Area

  • Keenan Bell 6-2, 215 OF Episcopal HS L/L Very good athlete with outstanding hitting tools accoring to Perfect Game. 7.35 60 yd dash with 1.72 10 yd split.

2016 Top Tampa Bay Area High School Baseball Players

  • 1. Bo Bichette 6-0, 200 3B/2B Lakewood HS (STP) Son of former major leaguer Dante Bichette, unconventional swing generates plus bat speed and power to all fields. Athletic and shows good instincts defensively.
  • 2. Jordan Butler 6-1, 180 LHP Alonso HS (Tampa) Heavy FB and above avg. slider. Florida commit (JR)
  • 3. Conor Grady 6-2, 185 RHP Tampa Catholic HS (Tampa) Sinking 88-90 FB, workable CB and change (JR)