Monday, November 24, 2008
The Obamessiah wants to fix public schools so that your kids can actually learn a thing or two as well as be somewhat safe in them. And he even said that "we need to fix our public schools, not just throw up our hands and walk away from them".
Yet, his hands are in the air, waving around like he just don't care....as he sends his kids to ..wait for it.....wait for it.....wait for it....
Yep. Do as I say, not as I do. Public schools are good enough for you, just not for me.
Friday, November 21, 2008
That all having been said, I think that the treatment of the Big 3 CEO's by congress this week is deplorable. Let's think about this for a second:
1. "Come back with a business plan and we'll take a look and decide whether we'll loan you the money" -- Really? Since when has congress ever given a rat's ass about 'business plans'? And how many of them would actually recognize a business plan if it hit them right square between the eyes? Was AIG required to present a business plan when they got their $$? Nope. How about PNC when they got their money and then turned around and used it to NOT take care of bad assets, but instead buy National City bank? No, they weren't either. Screw you ignorant congresscum and your hypocrisy.
2. "I can't believe you flew here on a private jet to ask for money" -- Wait? Someone who has lived suckling to the government tit for the last 20-something years, flying private jets either at the taxpayers expense or some lobbyists is questioning the use of a corporate owned jet when it allows the CEO the opportunity to stay in the office until the last possible minute and get immediately back to work, all the while doing work ON the jet? I've done the private charter thing before and it's great. You leave when you're ready and when your work is done. You can work on the plane, stretch out and get things done, AND you can take phone calls and be generally productive especially when dealing with extremely sensitive subjects, like oh, the saving of your entire industry.
3. "Are you willing to work for no salary or a symbolic salary until your company gets turned around?" -- This one is almost laughable. First, when have you EVER heard a congressman offer that (other than Ron Paul, who didn't offer to take only a dollar, but has a greately reduced office budget)? A congressman who offers to take only a dollar for his salary would be an honest one to ask that question. Any of the others should shut the hell up until they stop living on the taxpayer's dime.
I'm not necessarily for a bailout of the auto industry, but I am not nearly as against it as I was against the one for the financial industry. I see the bailout of the auto industry one as one that actually may be necessary to save jobs as opposed to provide the Treasury Secretary's friends with the money to save their individual companies. If it happens, there needs to be strings attached, such as quick payback terms, restrictions on moving jobs to non-US plants, and others.
If congress doesn't bail out the companies, I'm hoping that all their talk about bankruptcy is just bluster. Because if it's not, the effects on the economy of a GM bankruptcy will make the bad news of the last 4 months look like a walk in the park.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I mean seriously, wtf?
Would these peace, love, and dope types would have posted this same thing had McCain won?
They certainly didn't when Bush won.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well, apparently the lies continue, as the Obamessiah has hired several to take pretty prominent places in the 'transition' team. Not only are the ones that he had as part of his campaign still hanging around, but he's hired more than a dozen people who either are still licensed lobbyists or who VERY recently were.
Mark Gitenstein - lobbied for U.S. Chamber of Commerce and promoted legislation for Boeing and General Dynamics. He also has lobbied for KPMG (Good luck getting a simplified tax code when the accountants have any say), Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and AT&T.
Ron Klain - lobbied for Fannie Mae (gee...shocker there), and represented a company that was facing asbestos exposure claims against them(so much for looking out for the working man), U.S. Airways, and IMClone
Patrick Gaspard - lobbied for the SEIU on behalf of health care issues. Nope, no worries there that union bosses won't take away the right to have confidential votes for unionization.
And of course, let us not forget John Podesta, who heads up the entire transition team. Not only has this retread from the Clinton Administration been a lobbyist for the last eight years, but when Bill Clinton put into place a five year ban on people leaving the employment of the federal government and joining lobbying firms, as soon as George W. Bush won the 2000 election, John Podesta helped Clinton write an order rescinding that ban to allow soon-to-be displaced Dimwitocrat staffers to find jobs.....
Go figure. If you want to read more, go to Hotair as they've done a pretty good job of researching it as well.
The more things CHANGE, the more they stay the same.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Oh there will be programs on top of programs. And you wanted them. At least, 52% of you wanted them anyway. And none of you will have to pay for them. Some nebulus rich people will pay for it, because that's the fair way of doing it. Only rich people should have to pay for these programs because they're taking more than their "fair" share and they're obviously under the mistaken notion that just because they worked for their wealth that they should be allowed to keep it. Nope, that's not fair. Redistribution of the wealth, now THAT'S fair.
I'd just like to thank the people who ran the McCain campaign and John McCain himself for not stepping to the plate when it came right down to it and ensuring that a competent campaign was actually put up against Mr. HopeandChange. Had a competent campain been put together where the opponent was shown to be a liberal and that sort of thing wasn't left to talk radio to expose, as well as ensuring that Reverend Wrong's messages of hatred from the left would have been played upon and Mr. HopeandChange's consistent lies about what he knew and who he knew were exposed, we may not have all that hope to look forward to.
Gosh, I just HOPE that the taxpayers (all 1% of them) of this country can actually afford all that CHANGE.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Now that we're done with the election and the legacy of President Bush is to be considered, an article in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention and honestly, is spot on. Rather than try to pick through it, I'll just quote it in its entirety and link to it for proper attribution.
While I have not always agreed with President Bush, I truly agree that his efforts have always been in what he felt was the best interests of the country and not in an effort to create a legacy, unlike his immediate predecessor. Godspeed President Bush and may history treat you better than America has over the last eight years.
Earlier this year, 12,000 people in San Francisco signed a petition in support of a proposition on a local ballot to rename an Oceanside sewage plant after George W. Bush. The proposition is only one example of the classless disrespect many Americans have shown the president. According to recent Gallup polls, the president's average approval rating is below 30% -- down from his 90%
approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right.
This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, "Today, I want to speak to every person who voted for my
opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust." Those bipartisan efforts have been met with crushing resistance from both political parties.
The president's original Supreme Court choice of Harriet Miers alarmed Republicans, while his final nomination of Samuel Alito angered Democrats. His solutions to reform the immigration system alienated traditional conservatives, while his refusal to retreat in Iraq has enraged liberals who have unrealistic expectations about the challenges we face there. It seems
that no matter what Mr. Bush does, he is blamed for everything. He remains despised by the left while continuously disappointing the right. Yet it should seem obvious that many of our country's current problems either existed long before Mr. Bush ever came to office, or are beyond his control. Perhaps if Americans stopped being so divisive, and congressional leaders came together to work with the president on some of these problems, he would actually have had a fighting chance of solving them.
Like the president said in his 2004 victory speech, "We have one country, one Constitution and one future that binds us. And when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America." To be sure, Mr. Bush is not completely alone. His low approval ratings put him in the good company of former Democratic President Harry S. Truman, whose own approval rating sank to 22% shortly before he left office. Despite Mr. Truman's low numbers, a 2005 Wall Street Journal poll found that he was ranked the seventh most popular president in history.
Just as Americans have gained perspective on how challenging Truman's presidency was in the wake of World War II, our country will recognize the hardship President Bush faced these past eight years -- and how extraordinary it was that he accomplished what he did in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time. Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty -- a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House. WSG-11/05/08
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Now my question is, it's Philadephia and it's a public housing facility, it's a Dimwitocrat stronghold, why the heck post a Black Panther guard there to ensure no funny-business happens? It seems if they have any sense (yes, I know, assuming a lot there) that they'd go out in the suburbs and stand in front of an elementary school, because it's in places like that where if you were an idiot conspiracy theorist, you'd think the Republicans would stuff the ballot boxes. In places like Philly, only the Dimwitocrats do the stuffing since there ARE NO Republicans.
Monday, November 03, 2008
1. The Obamessiah is a 'rock-star'. No joke. He draws screaming fans who I certainly think that believe if he laid his hands upon them, they would be healed. The people who support him are mindless automatons who chant his name and would crawl over broken glass to touch a cigarette that may have touched his lips (you didn't know he smoked? Yeah, that leads to #2).
2. Complete disregard for any journalistic integrity. Major media outlets such as NBC are so far in the tank for The Obamessiah that some people are actually noticing, outside of the conservatives and Republicans. From Chris Matthews with his "chill in my legs" to Brian Williams, gushing over him about his first Newsweek cover, there has been zero journalistic integrity when covering the Obamessiah. Sarah Palin tries to get a state trooper fired who tasered his son, abused his authority, went to work under the influence, and generally was a bad cop, but happened to be her ex-brother in law and she is crucified. The Obamessiah hangs out with terrorists and supporters of terrorists and we're told "Oh, there's no story there". Which leads to point #3.
3. The American people, for all their optimism and all their goodness, tend to be idiots. Yes, you heard me, y'all are friggin morons, choosing to be led around through that ring in your nose by pop culture, media icons, and mob mentality. The rich are evil? Really? Make sure you tell Bill Gates that next time he donates the equivalent of the GDP of a small country to wiping out malaria in Africa. Corporations are evil? Oh really? If so, then I'm sure you won't mind donating that paycheck that you get from that evil corporation to help Mr. Gates wipe out malaria in Africa. It's the least you could do, after all. Wouldn't want to take blood money, right?
How is it that people who run legitimate businesses are targets for tax increases and made out to be selfish, unpatriotic, asses if they don't want to pay more taxes to support those who weren't willing to take a chance and start a company that creates jobs? Why is it that the people who ARE the backbone of America, the entrepreneurs and business owners are being made out to be the evil ones? Because the American people don't stand up and say "fuck you NY Times, this guy pays my bills with his corporation and I appreciate that". No, we're the folks who just nod and think to ourselves "yeah..son of a bitch should pay more in taxes".
I heard an advertisement on the radio that truly made my blood boil on Saturday. There is a guy running for State Senate named Chase Bulger (not sure if I spelled that right, but his name doesn't really matter, I just figured I'd give him a shout-out). He started an accounts receivable company, created jobs, and provided a service to other companies. A legal service. Yet the advertisement that his opponent had said "He makes his money off the backs of working people" and "You mean when I get a little behind in my bills, he's that guy that calls me?". I almost drove off the road I was so livid. Demonizing a guy for owning a legitimate company, that provides a legitimate service allowing other companies to help their cash flow issues is not only unethical, it's ridiculous. Additionally, he doesn't make his living off 'working people', he makes his living off deadbeat assholes that don't pay their bills. Are we just supposed to forgive those bills and let people walk away from their debts? Oh yeah, we are talking about a Dimwitocrat here, so I suppose so.
But yet, the American people accept this predigested pablum into their daily diet of advertising as God's honest truth. "That Republican must hate working people because he owns a collection company"...really? are you stupid or just merely not paying attention? Speaking of stupid....
4. Lies, damn lies, and politics. Right out of the gate, The Obamessiah broke a huge campaign promise. He said he'd take the public funding for his campaign. That would have given him a much smaller budget than the estimated $600 million he currently has, donated to him by huge donors. When the media (see #2) tells you that the majority of his donors were small donors under $100, know that's a lie.
5. The war. Yes, remember, that little conflict that's going in Iraq and in Afghanistan that was conveniently forgotten by the media when suddenly it started going well for us and they could no longer throw blood on the hands of the Republicans and President Bush. While Senator McCain's position on the surge can very well be credited for this success, the fact that it's not #1 in the minds of American's any longer belie the reasons why he's not getting credit for it.
6. Worldwide respect. While this isn't something that most Americans give a hill of beans about, there are those who look across the Atlantic and long for the approval of our buddies in the EU. "President Bush has ruined our reputation worldwide and sullied our image" say the whiners who see the Obamessiah as someone who will be loved on the world stage.
Perhaps, but ask yourself: Would you rather be popular or right? Would you rather be respected or feared?
Myself, I'd rather have the US be feared on the world stage. If we're respected because of our largesse, great, but I want those guys who would do evil to know that if they try it on us, we will retaliate with the full force of a nation of pissed off individuals.
I guess the nice part about all this is that I write much better when I'm pissed, and I can already foresee that I'm going to be pissed for at least the next two years, probably the next four. Stay optimistic guys and if you are going to vote for McCain, Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin, please make sure and vote. Those of you who are stupid enough to vote for Obama, go back to playing Xbox. You don't deserve to breathe, let alone vote.