Saturday, February 19, 2011

Democrats play the coward card, we catch'em lying and Other Worlds

If you don't read Day by Day you should.

Was the Democratic Governor lying then or are the Democrats posturing on TV lying now?????

The following was published 11/10/10.

Madison — Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's administration on Friday told Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker that he would have to cope with a $2.2 billion deficit in the state's upcoming two-year budget, but this brighter-than-expected forecast contained more than $1 billion in hidden pain.

To arrive at the favorable estimate, the Doyle administration's estimate assumed that Walker and lawmakers would make spending cuts that have yet to actually happen - two more years of state employee furloughs, no pay raises, a virtual hiring freeze and belt tightening in state health programs. Without that $1.1 billion in savings, the state's projected shortfall rises to $3.3 billion - a significant increase over previous estimates that put the gap at between $2.7 billion and $3.1 billion.
The shortfall and the efforts to close it could affect everything from schools and health care to local governments and taxpayers.

The "revenue projections released Friday underscore what Governor-elect Walker has said for months - the state of Wisconsin is facing very serious budget challenges," Walker transition director John Hiller said in a statement. "Further, we believe that the true budget shortfall is much higher than indicated by the projections released today

Now we have the President's people, Organizing for America, coordinating and attacking a sovereign state. That hasn't happened since the Civil war. But we shouldn't be surprised.

After all, he explained what he was going to do in this video.

When I was a lad, dreaming of Other Worlds, I would have never thought that our President would make such a naked declaration of his ambition to introduce national Palace Guards and Brown Shirts.

I would have been wrong

April 1953

Other Worlds was started by Raymond A. Palmer in 1950.

Palmer was a scifi fan in the 30's and achieved the dream of dreams when he was made editor of Amazing Stories in, I think, 1940. (Yes, I'm too lazy to dig through my collection to find the exact date.) He saved Amazing by introducing more action and color but his decision to play up Richard Shaver's claim that evil beasts lived in caves within the earth boosted circulation to new highs but eventually collapsed and severely damaged Ralmer's reputation within the field.

Never the less, his formula of pretty girls, despicable villians and true heros made space opera enjoyable for years and years.
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