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ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott writes a twice-weekly column for The Washington Examiner. Here’s an excerpt of his latest, and a link to read more.
In the wake of President Obama’s speech Monday marking the first anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, experts said the president’s push to institute a raft of new financial industry regulations would likely hit Straw Men hardest.
The Straw Men, a shadowy group of anonymous persons who reportedly believe all government regulation is evil, any regulation at all restricts choice by consumers and the current crisis calls for a return to reckless behavior, are also frequently known as “some who say” or “those who believe.”
[READ THE REST AT The Washington Examiner]
ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott appeared on today’s CNN.com LIVE panel with an instant reaction discussion of President Barack Obama’s speech on Wall Street marking the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse.
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Note: Scott Ott is also candidate for Lehigh County Executive. Learn more at: http://www.VoteScottOtt.org
Bill Whittle, Steve Green and ScrappleFace.com editor Scott Ott remember two men who fell in different ways on September 11, 2001. (Warning: This was difficult to record, and harder to watch today. Click the picture below to visit PJTV.com and watch.)
ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott writes a twice-weekly satire column for the Washington Examiner. Here’s a brief excerpt of his latest, and a link to read more.
White House sources said today that President Obama may soon propose legislation that would save Americans billions of dollars each year while improving service by creating a ‘public option’ version of the federal government.
ScrappleFace.com editor Scott Ott appeared on today’s CNN.com LIVE to talk about the president’s address to the nation’s public school children.
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Career politicians use ‘remote-control government’ to accomplish taxation without representation. What can you do about it? Read or listen to Scott Ott’s column, and watch his companion episode of Trifecta, a news opinion show on PJTV. Scott also spoke to Lehigh University students on this topic recently.
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Overcoming ‘Remote-Control’ Government
The elaborate shell game local politicians play with our money is the biggest threat to our freedom.
by Scott Ott for PajamasMedia.com
There’s a shell game in government that makes it nearly impossible for you and I to stop the runaway spending. Worse, it’s designed to get you to focus on a seemingly insoluble problem far away, while the real solution lies just down the street, practically in your own backyard.
Let me use the concrete example of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, to show how this masterful diversion plays out….and what you can do about it. [READ THE REST]
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ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott writes satirical columns on Tuesday and Friday for the Washington Examiner. Here’s an excerpt of his latest, and a link to read more.Just a day after White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones resigned amid controversy over his radical views, the Obama administration said it had discovered a new vetting tool called “Google” that also revealed that the president’s “public option” health insurance proposal may be socialist as well.
ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott writes periodic [non-satirical] pieces at PajamasMedia.com. Below is an excerpt of his latest and a link to read more.On September 8, President Barack Obama, whose education experience includes working with former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers to reform teaching, will address the most pliable citizens of his public school empire with a live cable-cast speech on values and education. This unusual effort of a president to bypass parental discretion and go directly to our children has set off alarm bells among parents.
If the president really wanted to make an impression on America’s children, why not go on TV in prime time or on the internet? So parents and children could voluntarily watch together and then discuss the president’s ideas at home?
. . .
Reagan noted the skyrocketing cost of public education and the measurable decline in student learning during the preceding two decades. He attributed both to the expanded federal government role in local schools. He blamed “educationists” in Washington, who had tried to “create a brave new world” by tossing out “tried and true fundamentals” in order “to mold the ‘now’ generation into world citizens free of prejudice, hostility, or even a competitive instinct (from Reagan’s Sept. 21, 1976, radio address).”
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ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott writes a satirical column Tuesdays and Fridays in the Washington Examiner. Here’s an excerpt of his latest and a link to read the rest.
A draft copy of President Barack Obama’s planned September 8 address to America’s public school children, tells students that “If you want to grow up to be like me, you should beg your parents to put you in private school, right now.”
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ScrappleFace editor Scott Ott writes satirical columns for the Washington Examiner on Tuesdays and Fridays. Below is a brief excerpt of his latest with a link to read more.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., today warned Americans that an upcoming health care reform gathering in Washington, D.C., would be comprised of “nothing but bought-and-paid-for minions of dozens of special interest groups ranging from Big Pharmaceutical to the trial lawyers. They are not who they’ll appear to be.”
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by Scott Ott
EXCERPT FROM PRES. OBAMA SPEECH: Critics “say we are trying to do too much, that we are moving too quickly, and that we all ought to just take a deep breath and scale back our goals,” he said. “These naysayers have short memories. We did not get here by doing what was easy. That is not how a cluster of 13 colonies became the United States of America.” — Obama Says American ‘Spirit’ Can Confront, Resolve Challenges, Bloomberg News.
Mr. President, critics don’t say that. Your supporter Colin Powell says that.
Critics say, not that you’re doing “too much”, but that you’re doing the wrong things. Critics say that you’re …
– interfering in free markets in a way that jeopardizes shareholder value, usurps individual rights and compromises the structural integrity of capitalism.
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(2009-07-04) — The official Iranian news agency reports that “uncoerced confessions” from leaders in the reform movement have revealed a subversive plot to make the Mullahs in the Guardian Council “look like evil despots who crush dissent, shoot and bludgeon unarmed civilians, and do whatever it takes to maintain their tenuous totalitarian grip on the nation.”
“These betrayers of the Islamic Republic admitted that they have coached civilians to fall under the truncheon blows of the Basij militia in an overly dramatic way that reflects poorly on the legally-constituted government,” according to an unnamed spokesman for the Guardian Council. “The traitors revealed the existence of boot camps where radicals learn how to writhe in pain or expel blood from orifices when smitten with ordinary crowd-control tools like bullets, so as to engender sympathy among the naive and uninformed.”
The government source said the confessions, “obtained in polite conversation with leading reformers during extended visits at government-run hospitality units, offer concrete proof that June’s street protests were nothing but carefully-orchestrated efforts by godless anarchists to deprive the people of their right to remain silent.”
The reformers who have confessed to this treachery today released a statement through the official news agency admitting: “We have willfully done all of the things of which we stand accused by the Guardian Council. If we should learn of additional crimes to which we have not yet confessed, we will eagerly acknowledge our complicity in those as well in order to magnify our disgrace.”
(2009-07-03) — Sarah Palin today announced she would step down as Governor of Alaska in order to spend more time with CBS News anchor Katie Couric, ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson and several unnamed former staffers from John McCain’s presidential campaign.
“We all have our priorities in life,” said the former Republican vice presidential candidate. “I met so many interesting people during the presidential race and many of them still have the same commitment toward me that they had during the campaign.”
Gov. Palin said she looks forward to “relaxing, fishing, hunting and just generally giving people something to Twitter about.”
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, whose clandestine trip to Argentina, and revelation of an adulterous affair have sparked Republican colleagues to call for his resignation, may have already found a second career as spokesman for eHarmony.com, the matchmaking site.
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President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, announced today she may sue her potential future colleagues for racial bias over yesterday’s 5-4 ruling that overturned her own decision in the New Haven fire fighters discrimination lawsuit.
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(2009-06-28) — Iran’s Guardian Council, the 12-member body of Islamic Mullahs that exercises de facto rule over the nation, today announced that Neda Soltan, a young woman who apparently bled to death on video before the eyes of the world after being gunned down by a government sniper, is actually alive and well.
“There was no shooting of Neda Soltan,” according to the official Iranian news agency, “Neither did blood pour from her mouth and nostrils as she gazed helplessly skyward. These are lies told by those who would destabilize Iran’s democratically-elected government. Neda lives quite happily, supports the legitimate government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and simply wants to be left alone.”
The Council added that video footage of other shootings and beatings of unarmed civilians by Basij militia and Republican Guards are “fabrications filmed on the same Hollywood sound stage where they shot the fictitious American moon landings. We command all peace-loving people to avert their eyes from these deceptions, and to embrace the truth we declare.”
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama would consider the latest statement by the Guardian Council, and discuss it with his advisers, but would have no comment “until he develops a position on issue that he doesn’t have to clarify later.”
(2009-06-27) — Senate Republicans today introduced an “innovative alternative” to the 1,300-page cap-and-trade climate change bill which passed the House 219-212 virtually-unread Friday night as the nation sat transfixed by wall-to-wall coverage of the death of an iconic pop singer.
Supporters said the GOP-sponsored ‘Michael Jackson Energy Act’ will clear away a raft of environmental regulations that currently discourage construction of nuclear power plants, and will spark energy independence while reducing emissions of so-called greenhouse gases.
The 1,897-page Michael Jackson Energy bill includes more than a thousand pages of uninformed speculation about the cause of the performer’s death, gossip about the nature of his relationships with various adults and children, along with sweeping statements about his impact on the history of the world.
The bill includes a DVD tribute to Mr. Jackson, as well as dozens of before-and-after photos of his various bouts with cosmetic surgery. In addition, to a full-length foldout ‘Thriller’ poster, the bill contains several pages of language removing government-imposed barriers to the growth of a thriving private-sector nuclear energy industry.
“Although the substantive bipartisan opposition to the House cap-and-trade bill failed to capture the nation’s attention,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, “we’ve learned from our mistakes, and know how to present our alternative legislation in a way that will matter to the mainstream media.”