Death and Taxes 2014: US Federal Budget Infographic

I received an email today from the good folks over at Visual.ly. One of the charts they sent, really an infographic, is one depicting the United States Federal Budget as proposed by President Obama. There has been a good bit of controversy on the 2014 budget. Not just because of the content of the budget but because of how late it was.

Obama presented his first budget on May 11, 2009, a month and two days longer than President George W. Bush’s budget was released during his first year in office. However, every year after that his budget was delivered in February, just like George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. This year, on the other hand, Obama was two months late. Not the end of the world but this was the latest submission by an incumbent president as far as I could go back, 1923. Continue reading

Misguided Midget Asshole with dreams of ruling the world

That is a quote from the movie The Last Dragon.

Why do I have this quote? Just saw a few minutes of the movie yesterday on some cable network (TNT?). Did you know that Bush is the shortest president in nearly twenty-four years? Did you know that the last, and only, president as tall as John Kerry was Abraham Lincoln? Just something interesting I scooped up today.

Bush is our Misguided Midget Asshole…

Misguided because he attacked Iraq when he should have attacked Afganistan (if anyone). He put all his sights on the Middle East while ignoring current allies and foes in Europe and Asia (respectively). We have allies furious at us and enemies with weapons that could kill thousands of us.

Midget because, well he is too short to take seriously. I mean, he is average, but I want a president that towers over his people, to show strength. Weak argument I know haha but:

In his 1982 book Too Small, Too Tall psychologist John Gillis presents [these] results: in the 21 presidential elections from 1904 to 1984, the taller candidate won 80 percent of the time. What’s more, he says, in the whole history of the Republic, only two presidents–Harrison and James Madison (5’4″)–were appreciably shorter than the average height in their day.

An asshole because he focuses on his partisan agenda where big money companies take precedence over his constiuents. He focuses issues where he has money at stake, while ignoring the rest of America. Nota bene!

George W. Bush Deficit Effect Graph

George W. Bush Deficit Effect Graph

There will be more, I know you just can’t wait… My life is boring, be bored with me haha. (my writing is boring at least)