Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama's Records

Conspiracy theories are usually pretty darned stupid and refutable by But, what the heck, they are a lot of fun. I was looking at an article from Canada Free Press about "documents" the Messiah will not divulge. Read them, if you will. Bet George W. Bush would have to give the MSM his. Oh, I saw a photocopy of Obama's supoosed signature on his Selective Service Card compared with a signature on another more recent document. Ain't no way he signed the SSS. The Selective Service System of Hawaii had his card signed on Sept. 4, 1980. The problem is he was attending Occidental College in California that same date. It's a fraud.
Obama wouldn't release his medical records, either, but I'm not too upset about this. Clinton didn't divulge his medical records. Would you if you had Peyronie's disease? Conspiracy theories? Maybe. Maybe not.

Some of the documents revealing citizenship and place of birth that Obama refuses to release include:

Original, vault copy birth certificate
Obama/Dunham marriage license
Soetoro/Dunham marriage license
Soetoro adoption records
Punahou School records
Original unaltered Selective Service Registration
Passport (Pakistan)
Indonesian citizenship records
Student Visa records upon returning to the U.S.
Records of reinstatement of U.S. citizenship (if any exist)
Occidental College records
Columbia College records
Harvard College records
Medical records

Kathleen Sebelius Named HHS Director

Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas(D) has been tapped as the Head of Health and Human Services by the Almighty One. Recall that Tom Daschle had to give up the post because he inadvertently forgot to pay 100K plus in taxes. Sebelius touts her Roman Catholicism as a sort of badge of honor except she hasn't attended Mass in years and has been frequently seen at protestant services(not that there's anything wrong with that.) What is wrong is that she has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Dr. George "the baby killer" Tiller. Tiller is the noted partial-birth abortion doctor from the Sunflower state. Yes, he's one of those guys who took the Hippocratic Oath but what the hell. If they don't care for what it states then just throw up on it. Sebelius is one of those born Catholics who openly spits on the Baltimore Catechism.(You'd have to be one of us to understand.) She's almost a heretic.
Hopefully, this is one of those right to life issues within the conservative movement to, once again, shine some light on an abominable issue.
If not this then maybe some Senators will show the cajones to stop her appointment. That'd be a good beginning.
If this doesn't do it for you then chew on the following: she's for U.K. styled health care. You know what I'm talking about; crummy care and rationed. A more desireable and professional way to write it would be: ensure doctors only prescribe medical treatment that is most clinically valuable and cost effective. That, my friends, is eugenics. It would make Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, very proud. I have a plan, though. Let's say I need immediate surgery; a lung transplant, cancer surgery, hangnail, etc. I'll go get my buddy, Dr. Curt, have him take me to a back alley and let him perform his magic. If he didn't have a scalpel I'd let him use a coat hanger. That happens all the time,doesn't it? I'd get better care from him than I would with the government style care Obama is proposing.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Someone needs to check this out for accuracy. Today I'm watching rain come down with wind gusts of 30 mph. This translates into, I'm staying indoors. While listening to the Doctor of Democracy, aka, Rush, a lady from Texas called in. She had been conferring with her tax accountant about the $13.00 per week gift from Obama. According to her, the accountant said, "It's bogus, Man". The money is a tax credit and will be taxed as part of your income for 2009. Since the tax tables are either going to stay the same or probably rise we will actually receive five or six bucks less than the thirteen. Therefore, we're not getting a tax cut. Obama lied and it's another example of non-transparency. Wait until January 1, 2010 when our refund goes to $8.00 per month. Suckers!

Another Riddle

I heard one this morning but don't know who to (dis)credit.
What's the difference between Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez?
Answer: Chavez lives in Caracas.

Charitable Giving

According to an article written in yesterday's LA Times, Obama is on a path of penalizing charitable giving in this country. In his 2010 budget he wants to lower your deduction for tax purposes from 33%-35% to 28%. Since the largest percentage of givers are Conservatives, Republicans and those in Bible Belt states giving to charities of choice will be drastically reduced. I'm going to like writing the next sentence. Those who are slackers when it comes to charitable giving are Liberals, Democrats and those who reside in communist blue state areas. Organizations receiving federal funds, e.g. ACORN will be unaffected. Also unaffected will be guys like Joe Biden and Al Gore who have been known to give around $300 yearly to charities of their choice.


From Tony Harnden at the UK Guardian:
Barack Obama, budget
So how much will President Barack Obama's budget cost us? The projected 2010 budget of $3.552 trillion can be found on page 114 of the "New Era of Responsibility" budget here.
The US Census bureau estimates that the current US population is 304,059,724. Dividing the $3.552 trillion by that gives us close to the $11,833 that Drudge came up with. ABC's Jake Tapper reports that there wil be $989 billion in new taxes over the next decade.
I'm an American taxpayer and the starkest figure is what this could cost me. The latest figure I could find for the number of US taxpayers is 138,893,908 returns in 2007 here. By my reckoning, that's $25, 573.48 each.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Whole Lot O Cash

000000000000. Question: What is this? Answer: the number of zeroes in a trillion.
Here's another gem. It takes $6,000 in spending to give each of us our $600 welfare check(tax refund).
Outside of the White House I have yet to hear from one economist who says we're not going down the road to deflation----and that ain't good.

Obama's Attack On The Middle Class Taxpayers

From Jake Tapper at ABC News:
Obama's Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011
February 26, 2009 12:00 PMHuma Khan-->
President Obama's budget proposes $989 billion in new taxes over the course of the next 10 years, starting fiscal year 2011, most of which are tax increases on individuals.
1) On people making more than $250,000.
$338 billion - Bush tax cuts expire$179 billlion - eliminate itemized deduction$118 billion - capital gains tax hike
Total: $636 billion/10 years
2) Businesses:
$17 billion - Reinstate Superfund taxes$24 billion - tax carried-interest as income$5 billion - codify "economic substance doctrine"$61 billion - repeal LIFO$210 billion - international enforcement, reform deferral, other tax reform$4 billion - information reporting for rental payments$5.3 billion - excise tax on Gulf of Mexico oil and gas$3.4 billion - repeal expensing of tangible drilling costs$62 million - repeal deduction for tertiary injectants$49 million - repeal passive loss exception for working interests in oil and natural gas properties$13 billion - repeal manufacturing tax deduction for oil and natural gas companies$1 billion - increase to 7 years geological and geophysical amortization period for independent producers$882 million - eliminate advanced earned income tax credit
Total: $353 billion/10 years
Had enough, yet, or would you care to see the next round of raiding your wallet?

More On Taxes

Forty per cent of the people don't care that the government is taking our money. Know why? It's because they don't pay taxes. Two per cent of the population pays the bulk of the taxes. The producers are paying for those who do nothing. And the 'nothings' are happy about it.
Rush Limbaugh, last week, said the 40,000 homeowners pay 50% of the taxes for New York City. If he's not lying, can you imagine what would happen if half these people said, "I've had enough" and decide to leave the City. The City would cease to exist. Maybe that wouldn't be so bad. Sometimes I have this dream. It shows the state of California and New York falling into their respective oceans. Granted, a number of citizens would meet their demise but, like a bad movie, we'd soon forget about them. I think it would be just delicious.


Stepped outside this morning and saw six robins in my front yard tree. The mulch layers were out already and I could smell the manure. Sometimes, if you imagine with all your might, it can be a good smell.
The real key is that I had to deliver mail to my neighbor and I didn't wear socks. I never wear socks in the spring or summer and fall.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Education-According To Ann Coulter

In fourth grade, the earliest grade for which international comparisons are available, American students outperform most other countries in reading, math and science. Fourth-graders score in the 92nd percentile in science, the 58th percentile in math and the 70th percentile in reading, where they beat 26 of 35 countries, including Germany, France and Italy. But by the eighth grade, American students are only midrange in international comparisons. (On the plus side, by the eighth grade they're noticeably fatter.) By the 12th grade -- after receiving the full benefits of an American education -- Americans are near the bottom. Let X represent the number of years spent in U.S. public schools, and Y represent average test scores in math and reading -- oh, never mind. With an additional eight years of a public school education under their belts, Americans fall from the 92nd percentile in science to the 29th percentile. While American fourth-graders are bested only by South Korea and Japan in science, by 12th grade, the only countries the American students can beat are Lithuania, Cyprus and South Africa. Which suggests that if public education were extended all the way through college, by the time a student gets to graduate school he might very well be qualified to be ... speaker of the house!

It's Lent

My wife gets into Lent. She gives things up. This year she's going without a glass of wine. She might indulge in a glass or two per week and appreciates a fine chardonnay. For six weeks, though, it will be nothing. I always know that I'm going to get the big question: :"Mike, what are you giving up?". I hate when this happens. Sometimes, I can get by with saying it'll be choclolate bar but I rarely eat the junk. Lizzie knows better than to accept my answer of, "squash". I don't like squash. The same goes for egg plant only ten times worse than squash.
Today I goofed up. I started with, "I won't eat any sugar or bread" but that didn't work since it'll soon be March and Elizabeth knows that's my weight loss month. She had me. I crave Orville Redenbacher popcorn the way Obama craves nicotine. I buy boxes of the stuff and look for the one that has the Carolina blue band around the bottom. It's the best. I eat a bag of corn daily. I've done this for years. Liz suggested I give up popcorn. My back was against the wall and I was stuttering and stammering, hoping to come up a miracle lenten sacrifice. I was busted. It's going to be a long six weeks and stock in Redenbacher will plummet but a promise is a promise even if given grudgingly. Things could be worse. I could be a practicing muslin. Those dudes are goofy about Ramadan.

Health Care---Again

I'm taking the liberty of showing a repeat column. I wrote this on November 1, 2008. Take the time to read and then tell yourself, "MJ isn't so stupid after all. I made one mistake in the original. It was written that possibly 10 million Americans, due to ignorance mostly, were without health insurance. Socialist Democrats have convinced their minions there are 47 million. The actual number is 8 million. In recent weeks I've come across five or six friends who claim to be 'liberal democrats' but they can't tell me why. Ask them about health care and they're really clueless. If you take the time to read Tom Daschle's book: Critical-What We Can Do About The Health Care Crisis, go to page 196. In essence, it says that the elderly are going to have to sacrifice the most. Canadian style health insurance provides treatment but, on average, there is a seventeen week waiting period and this is for the serious stuff. If I have to wait five minutes longer than I think necessary at McDonalds I'm frustrated. Notice I didn't say anything about seventeen weeks applying to the elderly. Older guys, according to Daschle, Obama, etc. are going to have to suck it up and go without. Aldous Huxley in Brave New World was on target.
Belinda Stronach, one of Bill Clinton's main squeezes immediately after his departure from the White House was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She was also in the Canadian parliament and is a prime example of how much she appreciates the single payer system of her native country. She came to the US of A for surgery. Thank God Stronach has money; she's a Canadian beer magnate and a government employee. Do you actually think any US congressman would follow the rules of health care as it applies to the little guy? Is so, you deserve everything you get.
Obama health insurance 11/01/08
Sometimes it takes me awhile to ferret out information. I always used the excuse that I'm a PE Major. As in, I can't wash the dishes, or take out the garbage or do any of the common everyday tasks that requires some type of skill or thinking because "I'm a PE Major". Anyway, a few days ago I was listening to someone on the radio talking about health insurance for all. It's taken for granted that there are 47 million uninsured in the US. This is because the Democrats tell us so. Actually, of the 47 million, there might be around 18 million young people who opt out just because they are just that; young and healthy. They would rather spend their money on Friday night. I was one of these guys until I got married, had children and realized I had responsibilities other than myself. There are another 8 million who could have health care benefits but they just don't know about them because they either don't ask or don't read. I'm thinking there might be another 10 million illegals in this category, too, but don't hold me to it. I'll give the dems another 10 million or so who are legit just to be humane. If Obama is elected the dems want to cover all Americans. Being a PE Major, here's where I get in trouble. If we automatically add 47 million to the rolls someone is going to have to pay for this. Guess who? I'm suspecting that the number of doctors will stay the same(but we know with government mandates doctors get less money and will leave the profession) so this leads me to suspect that we might have to see RATIONING of health care. Since it is a government run operation(scary thought) they will be able to tell me who is going to treat me. This is not good because I've been going to Dr. Leonard for twenty years. He knows me and I know him. I'm also thinking that with RATIONING, if you have an older member in your family, you had better say your good-byes real soon. No more treatment for the serious things; just give them a pill and send them home. Oh yeah, under Obama's plans, illegals will qualify for treatment, so Grandma gets to go to the end of the line behind them. Are you aware that in Ireland where they have Universal Health care there is a concerted effort to reduce the waiting time for major surgery down from six months to one month?????????? Read that again and ask yourself if this isn't just a little bit screwy. If I need major surgery I don't want it in six months or one month. I want it tomorrow and if my insurer doesn't provide it for me then I'd be looking for another company and pronto. My sister's husband, Duane, died of multiple myeloma a year ago last March. He was an outstanding man, very brilliant. He fought this cancer for six years before succumbing. He, my sister, their two children and five grandchildren had each other for an extended period of time to build lasting memories. He could have given up quite early in the game but allowed himself to go through all kinds of experimental treatment in order to find a cure for this insidious type of cancer. Had we had government health care poor Duane would have been given one type of treatment from his government sponsored doctor: go home and get your affairs in order. Just something to think about.

Home At Last

There's something very nice about being home; getting home, arriving home; being in one's own bed. My whirlwind trip ended yesterday and I plopped in bed at 3:30 am. Ahhhhh!
Every day of the trip was different. I attended a Minnesota Timberwolves basketball game. I took three of my high school classmates and was a guest of the T-Wolves. I never envisioned I would hold in my hand a $600 game ticket, especially in this time of economic crisis. Amazing! A day later, at a spot on the Mississippi River near Wabasha, Minnesota, where open river water meets the ice, I witnessed at least 60 Bald Eagles feeding. Very amazing!
On this trip I saw at least thirty people I hadn't seen in over a year. What's good about this is folks are genuinely happy to see you. You get kisses from the ladies and hugs from the guys.
I visited the grave site of Abraham Lincoln on Tuesday. It's been fifty-five years since I've been there and it was a somber thrill.
I attended a high school basketball game last night in Rochester, Illinois. The coach, Jim Egan, is retiring this year after thirty-five years and 537 wins. He's in the Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame. I coached with him twenty-two years ago. I saw a tournament game and his team was defeated so he's done. He's the very best high school coach I know; no ego and extremely smart.
The very best thing about the end of the trip; when I jumped into bed my wife was there.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My P.E. Brain

Figure there are 300 million people in the US. Why not give each household, possibly 80 million homes, a gift of 1 million dollars to spend as they wish. Spending would be immediate and surely help get us out of this 'crisis' to meet that oft mentioned phrase, to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Sound like a winner"?
Larry Summers, White House economic guru on the Charley Rose show: When asked his economic philosophy he stated: "Keynesian". I think that's socialism.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

When Stupid Is Smart

The President is in Phoenix today. The plan is to give(divide) $75 billion to 9 million homeowners to keep them in their homes. The nifty part of the giveaway is these homeowners received mortgages they shouldn't have received since there is not chance in Boone, Iowa that they would ever have the possibility of paying down on the mortgage. The people who are paying their mortgages but have seen the value of their homes decline to possibly half get nothing. But that's okay. They'll get it someday, maybe.
The beauty of the giveaway is that the stupid people (or cunning) get bailed out. Rush chimes in with, "why not just give these 9 million homeowners one million dollars?". Of course, the the current administration would have to explain what happened to the other $74,000,000,991.
What a country!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Winter Vacation

I'm on hiatus and so far it's been wonderful. Yesterday, I drove ten hours to see my college baseball coach and his wife. He's in his eighties but gets around like a twenty year old. Every time we're together I learn new things about him. Last night, around the kitchen table, he told how he proposed to his now wife of sixty years. It was in the eighth grade. The next year he moved to California but returned to Iowa two years later. They took up right where they left off. The special part of being with them is they are truly and faithfully in love. I marvel listening to his stories about being the starting quarterback for the U of Iowa in 1951. They played in the Rose Bowl. Not actually though, since it was a regular season game but they did play in that arena.. He also said that when they played the University of Miami there was tremendous tension. Iowa had black players, Miami didn't. It was that period in our history. After dessert it was off to Ma's house. I'll be here for two days. The great tour continues to Minneapolis where I'll watch the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. My buddy is a VP with the team. He's set up my friends and me with floor seats for the event. I could care less about the game but I do want to be close to the T-Wolves cheerleaders. Maybe I'll get some pictures. Next stop will be to one of my dearest friends in Lake City, Minnesota. Trivia time. That is where the water ski was invented. Finally, I drive to Springfield, Illinois to see a man coach his last high school basketball game before retirement. I haven't seen him for twenty years and have only spoken with him three times in that period but he is a real gentleman and one of the best coaches I have ever been around. After that--back to Ohio and thank you, Chrissie Hynde.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

SpongeBob SquarePants

Ever watch SpongeBob SquarePants? It's a cartoon on Nickelodeon. Last Sunday I was kinda rough housing with my grandson when the basement wall suddenly introduced itself to his chin. After the floodgate of tears had mercifully stopped and he made me call his mom on her cell(no stitches, thank goodness) he wanted to snuggle and watch cartoons. My conscience was in such a sad state he could've asked for a porno film and I would've given in. Whew! He asked for SpongeBob, instead.
Bob's a talking sponge who lives in the ocean. A lot of sea animals inhabit his body. In a cartoon not only is creative license expected it's mandatory. There are any number of characters on the show and I don't know their names------ yet. I think SpongeBob is supposed to be the Forrest Gump of cartoon characters, very likeable but a simpleton. Know what? Mr. SquarePants transcends ages. The show is funny for both adults and kids. There was a scene in which Bob got in a snowball fight with another character, possibly Mr. Krabs. If you haven't guessed he's a crab. Bob made his body into a snowball shooting machine. Snowballs came out as if they were coming out of a machine gun. He filled up Mr. Krabs mouth with wet snow then ran into his house. It wasn't but seconds later when this Krab character was pounding on Bob's door, dancing and jumping around, screaming in agony. His bladder must have been the size of a hot air balloon. The scene was comical. Nope! It was funny, hysterically funny. Now, I'm not sure what four year olds know about toilet humor but I'm sure my little buddy didn't understand. He didn't laugh but he was attentive and that's good. Plus, he forgot about his chin problem. If you're really bored or want to relive a possibly demented youth give ol' SpongeBob SquarePants a shot. It's free. It's silly and it's funny. Don't tell anyone, though. They might think you're nuts.

Presidential Succession

Reference has been made in past posts that if the POTUS and VPOTUS should meet their untimely demise Queen Pelosi would then be the top bow-wow. I figure that if she does assume the position we're all in heap big trouble so why worry. She'll be five miles underground telling some 19 year old kid to stock up on the botox. Secondarily, she might trying firing some weapons unless Obama had them put in cold storage. Here's hoping she has the correct coordinates. Thermonuclear warheads with the boomerang effect can be murder. As for us schlebs up top, we'll be vaporized. That would be one heck of a lot of CO2 in the atmosphere. The wackos would be wackier. Which brings us to this scenario: no more Al Gore gabbing about global warming. Can you picture him as he listens to the thirty minute warning to seek shelter? He's got a fork in each hand. One is holding a Jimmy Dean pure pork sausage and the other is shoveling in flapjacks; "Tipper, six more and hurry". Maybe he'll be down at the IHOP. What a way to go.
Another advantage; very few liberals. Granted, it's a steep price to pay but death does have its positives.
The reason for this post is I thought you'd like to see the list for our current presidential succession that was implemented in 1947. So, here goes nuthin.
VP-Joe 'loose lips' Biden; Speaker of the House-Nancy 'I can't shut my eyes' Pelosi; president pro-tem of the Senate-Robert 'dead man walking' Byrd; Sec. of Treasury-Tim 'I'm a tax cheat' Geithner; Sec. of Defense-Robert Gates(holdover from Bush Admin-drives liberals nuts); Attorney General- Eric 'pardons for cash' Holder; Sec. of Interior-Ken Salazer; Sec. of Agriculture-Tom 'never been on a farm' Vilsack; Sec. of Commerce-Who knows; Sec. of Labor-Hilda 'I'm a socialist and we haven't paid our taxes,either' Solis; Health and Human Services-Tom 'oops, tax cheat and gone' Daschle
I only did the top ten. We'd have to get to number fifteen to name General Eric Shinseki.
Forget about nuclear war. Let's pretend we have an influenza pandemic. That's more than possible. We lost 20 million souls in 1918 due to it; some in my own family. So, Barry and Joe bite the dust and Pelosi takes over. The possibilities are endless. After awhile when things settle down, Conan O'Brien and Letterman would have a field day with the lady who, not once, but twice told us that 500 million Americans a month were losing their jobs. Nuff said!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hail Scotland

"Obama's pork barrel is open-and it's stinking". Don't look at me. I didn't say it. Neither did Rush, Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage or Osama bin Laden. Nope! It was the headline in the foreign newspaper, Scotland On Sunday and written by their correspondent, Gerald Warner dated 2/15/09. The Scots aren't very happy with our new President but that's understandable. Since their country is the closest land mass to the USA I can understand the kinship. They like us. They used to anyway. They appreciated the capitalistic system, independence and a reverence for the traditional way. What do you expect from the country that invented golf?
Oh yeah, the story in the SoS referred to Obama as The Messiah. Can you imagine that?

Newsweek Says It All-We're Socialists Now

From G. Tracey Mehann III at the American Spectator:
"You know we are in trouble when our Commander-in-Chief starts defending out-of-control spending, garnished with a light sprinkling of actual economic stimulants, by citing the once fiscally incontinent Republicans for running up a trillion dollar plus deficit over the past eight years. "If they could do it, we can do it,” seems to be the sub-text of the President's line of argument. Yes, we can. God made Democrats to spend, not Republicans. Let the amateurs step aside for the real pros. No, he didn't really say anything like this. But he really should come up with a better argument than "The Republicans did it, too.”
The Republicans did lose their souls and spent like it was 1965. Shame on them for that. Still, as my wise mother told me, time and time again, two wrongs do not make a right. Newsweek says we are all socialists now, and that government at all levels is going to consume close to 40 percent of our GDP!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Hip, Hip, hooray! Remember the $789 billion dollar stimulus bill? Well, there's a slight catch. According to the the true 10 year cost of the spending bill will come to $2.5 trillion dollars. Add in interest of $744 billion dollars and the total package will cost us $3.27 trillion. Not to be a provervial 'stick in the mud' but the Democrat controlled Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says, in the long haul, the spending package will do more harm than if we let the natural course of things happen.
Think back to the Bush administration and the harrassment they received from Pelosi about running up huge deficits; uncontrollable spending so high that we would never recover. Geez, she's a Bush clone times a zillion. Wasn't it also Nancy who said--------oh, who cares what Nancy said.
She's off today to see the Pope in Rome. My wildest dream come true would be if the Pontiff said, "Oh Nancy, and by the way, you're excommunicated."

When A Speech Is Just A Speech

The President was in East Peoria yesterday; made a visit to the headquarters of Caterpillar. East Peoria is across the Illinois River from Peoria. I've driven through it on I-74 more times than Santa has delivered gifts. During the Christmas season the community has one of the most beautiful light displays in the Real Midwest. Don't pick up and move there though. The light display is the one and only highlight. Think of a 'typical' river city, the butt end of Steubenville, Ohio, perhaps. That'd be East Peoria. The day prior to his speech the administration stated that the CEO, Jim Owens, of Caterpillar promised Barry that as soon as the pork bill passed Cat would start bringing back some of the 22,000 who had been laid off. At his speech 'The Man' reiterated the same. "When they finally pass the plan it will be a major step toward economic recovery. And I'm not the only one who thinks so", said Obama. The President then went on to tell us what his advance people had let out. "Jim,(Owens) told me that as soon as the bill passed he'd start bringing back laid off workers." This came from his own mouth; words spoken by him.
At the conclusion of the "major" speech reporters questioned Owens as to when the rehiring would begin; "realistically, we're going to have more lay-offs," said the CEO. This was only another stretching of the truth from the guy who's providing the manna from heaven, except a few reporters caught him this time.
More words, more promises, more speeches. OBAMA!

One-Term Vice-President?

February 13, 2009 from the New York Post Editorial Board.
Remember back when Iraq was a fractured, strife-torn country - and Vice President Joe Biden was still just a flap-jawed senator from Delaware?
Times change.
Someone should tell Biden.
"I think our administration is going to have to be very deeply involved" in some of the more contentious issues in Iraqi politics, the stumble-tongued veep said this week.
"We are going to have to get in there and be much more aggressive in forcing them to deal with these issues."
Maybe Biden missed it, but Iraqis just voted peacefully in provincial elections throughout the country, largely rejecting sectarian parties and voicing strong support for the central government run by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
And while serious issues remain, Iraq is strong enough now that it doesn't take kindly to being "forced" to do anything.
Maliki made that clear enough, slapping Biden's comments as "out of date" during a state visit from French President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Americans are used to Biden saying stupid things, but this flare-up demonstrates that his words now carry the full weight of the United States government - and can thus do great damage when chosen carelessly.
President Obama, one expects, may be trying to forget that he ever put Joe Biden a heartbeat away from the White House.
But Biden, at least, should remember his position - and keep his mouth shut.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Booze Stimulus

Sometime tomorrow, or in the next few days for sure, we are going to get saddled with a massive tax bill. In the final outcome it's going to come to over $2 trillion. Do you remember how Obama promised 95% of the population will receive a tax refund(welfare). This refund(welfare) will be between $500 and $1,500. The Drudge Report from today tells us that the average American worker will receive on average $13.00 per week. This will be reduced to $8.00 per week by January 1, 2010. The common refrain to this is: "Don't spend it all in one place". Do you remember what you did with your last refund(welfare) check? That too was for the purpose of jump starting the economy. Our refund(welfare) came to $600. Liz and I went on a cruise around the world with our check. After that we went down to the Dairy Queen for cones and gave the leftover change to a couple of homeless guys. Sounds stupid, doesn't it?
With the next go round I'm going to invest in a Popov vodka, Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewery or maybe a cigarette manufacturer. Think about who gets the money and what they'll do with it. There are a heck of a lot of low income folks who are going to fulfill life's greatest dreams; virtually unlimited smokes, brew and booze at the Jolly Time Bar & Grill. Ain't life grand. And I'm going to get rich off my investments.

Economic Solutions-None

"The solution is the problem". Glenn Beck, a very passionate radio and TV commenter uttered this rather poignant statement. Furthermore, we are allowing the people who got us into this mess to get us out. Let's go over that again. The people who we voted into office are the ones who have destroyed our economic welfare and we are giving them carte blanche to make our lives right, again.
I don't know who's more irresponsible, the politicians or the people who voted them in or both. Yes, I do. The only answer is 'both'.
I happened to catch an interview with Steve Buster, CEO of Mechanics Bank. His is the only bank that has not accepted federal bailout funds. He stated that he would never accept funds for the simple reason(s) that he doesn't want any federal strings attached to how he runs his business. In response to the government saying that executives could not receive salaries over $500,000, "I don't think so." This is my kind of guy.
We are allowing ourselves to be pushed into socialism. Frankly, we're already there. Next stop on the economic highway to Hell is communism.
I listened to a call in show a few days ago. An anonymous lady suggested that all elected officials and those appointed to federal positions must undergo a required audit. That'd be a good start.


This isn't the first time you've read this and it won't be the last.
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
Declaration of Independence (1776)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Being With Oscar

My grandson, Oscar, plays soccer. Sort of. He's four and a half which means he thinks he plays soccer. Yesterday evening I drove for an hour to watch him act like a water bug; running around in no particular direction with no specific plan. It was hilarious. He has two coaches who have the 12 kids run though drills; kick the ball like a penguin, like a turtle, right foot, left foot, then running as fast as they can. It's good training. Of course, when my little buddy doesn't like where he kicks the ball he picks it up and gingerly places it in a perfect position to score.
As soon as a coach says, "don't touch the ball", twenty-four hands react in the opposite. After fifteen minutes all the kids get a water break. You'd think they'd been in the Sahara for a month. Evidently, having your very own super special water bottle is a big deal. It adds to the aura of being a 'soccer player'.
Attention spans are entertaining and limited. For a four year old I think thirty seconds...tops. Then you'll see flapping arms or falling down on the ground for no apparent reason except that it's there. Some kids start crying because they haven't done it for a half hour. One kids mom made him wear an extra t-shirt so, what else, he cried. After practice the Big O acted like he was Pele'. We all congratulated him(Grandpa Murphy and Mom were there, too) on a job well done and told him how good he was. His response is typically something like, "I know" even though he's clueless. The nice thing is he's having fun.
This Thursday I'll drive to his pre-school and watch him trade Valentine's with his classmates. This'll be a special day for him. I know since I was with him when he excitedly made his card basket. It'll bring back fond memories of when his dad was his age and doing the same thing.
This grandpa gig is a pip!

A Women In A Hot Air Balloon

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am!" The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude." She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican.""I am," replied the man. "How did you guess?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me." The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat." "I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well" said the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You've made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect ME to solve your problem. You're in EXACTLY the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's MY fault."

Henrietta Hughes

Did you hear Henrietta's question to Barry today? She was at his town hall meeting in Ft. Myers this morning. The lady was in near tear mode. She told Barack she was homeless and had been waiting for him for two years. When she told the Man she had been living in her car with her son for these two years she asked if would he get her a new home. The Messiah responded that "she should talk to his people after the meeting was over." What the hell is that all about?
Two observations: (1) she was a plant and (2) if not, every bleeding heart in the country will be sending her cash in the mail. Bet it won't take her long to get a postal box.
There has to be some way for me to query every day to find out if Henrietta gets her home from the President. I'm holding his feet to the fire on this one.

Happy Tuesday America

Throw enough crap against the wall and some is bound to stick. Does it seem as though Obama and his cronies have been in office for YEARS?. Consider what we've gone through after only three weeks: Blago and his relationship with Rahm Emanuel, taxes and those who haven't paid, a massive scare on a daily basis that Depression II is just around the corner(with the amount of money being spent we don't have this might be the case), and now the realization that the Democrats, under the tutelage of former HHS Secretary nominee, Tom Daschle, snuck into the pork bill a proviso for universal health care. And you thought your congressmen read the entire bill. It says, according to Daschle, seniors are going to have to take the brunt of the health care program. In essence, we are expendable. Well, from that classic movie of 1978, Animal House, I say to every last one of the Democrats and three Republican traitors, you can just: "Eat Me"!
I'm feeling my oats. Think about this. Obama is the first President in my lifetime who is young enough to be my offspring. Therefore, I feel more than qualified to call him out with words like; punk, twerp, socialist, communist, Far Left Liberal, arrogant, pretty boy, and every other whimp-like adjective that comes to mind.
Wake up, sheeeple!

Shovel Ready Jobs

Definition of "finite"; having bounds, limited. Existing, persisting, or enduring for a limited time only.
This info is readily available in Webster's Dictionary. According to Obama the spending bill is an infrastructure bill. My question to you is, when a road is built then what? When a bridge is built then what? The government has never created purposeful, constructive, long lasting growth jobs. Private enterprise creates jobs and these jobs spawn other jobs(without government interference). Government jobs are ectopic. They are out of place and phony. I think I just made up a definition for a medical term but the government money is fake money.

Monday, February 9, 2009

New White House Website

The Prez is in Elkhart, Indiana today promoting his spending plan. I've been to Mishawaka and Elkhart many, many times. My former job took me there. The biggest industries in the area, aside from Notre Dame football, deal with RV's. It's actually the RV capital of the world. Unemployment has risen, in the last year, from 6% to 15%. That's a lot. With all the hot air coming out of Washington; carbon dioxide, gas emissions, cost of gas, let's all go green and electrical, etc. no wonder the RV industry is bad news. With all the Baby Boomer's reaching seasoned citizenship a guy'd think the recreational industry would be "Baby Booming". I listened to some the the "Great Ones" remarks and people were cheering wildly; probably union guys. Obama made a big pitch to all Indianans when he said, "not one earmark went into this bill. And I thought he wasn't a liar. Unless he, himself, forgot that $4.3 billion of the bill goes to "neighborhood stabilization projects. i.e. ACORN.
Toward the end of O's speech a lady asked of Mr. Wonderful, "how will we know when the 'stimulus' money gets to Elkhart?" Listen to the answer. "We have set up a new website. You will be able to e-mail the White House and tell us if you don't see new building of high schools or whatever that was promised to you," said Obama. Yeah, right! People with nothing else to do(bloggers, I guess) who have nothing to do would whistle blow on the government to get something done in their own community. And you thought you didn't have any say with this administration.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pay To Play Michelle Baby!

Pay to Play......As far as I know Blago hasn't received one dime from his offer to sell an office. What I do know is this; Michelle Obama was receiving a salary of $116,000 as Executive Director for Community Affairs at Univ. of Illinois, Chicago Hospital in 2002. One year later her salary jumped to $200,00. In 2005 Michelle received a raise to $325,00. The following year, after her husband was elected to the US Senate, a $1 million dollar earmark was directed to her place of employment. Since Mrs. Obama has become the First Lady and moved to DC the hospital has not filled her position. Furthermore, the hospital has eliminated the position.
Pay to Play, baby!

I Screwed Up

Is there a limit on how many times or how many ways a person can say, "I'm sorry, I screwed up"? If so, then what? Joan Vennochi of the Boston Herald posed this question in her column of today. Charles Krauthammer, one of the ten greatest brains in America, states that he originally thought the awakening of the people would take six months but the "magical mystery tour" only lasted two and a half weeks.

Democrat Priorities

Remember back to the time of Billary. Seems like every topic of conversation ended with "think of the children". Coming from Kent Conrad(D) North Dakota on today's, Face The Nation, were these same words when speaking of education money lost if the spending bill didn't pass; as if George Bush didn't allow Ted Kennedy to shove his massive education bill down our throats. Isn't this "think of the children" thought process coming from the Party of Death rather silly?
In this same vein, have you been following the exploits of movie personality, Ashley Judd? She was my very favorite. I fell in love with her during the 1998 movie, Simon Birch. Unfortunately, As BB King sang, "the thrill is gone". During inauguration festivities she became the keynote spokesperson for NARAL. She "was excited to finally be an American, again; her body was hers to do with as she pleased, blah, blah, blah." Chew on this. Last week I saw her on TV speaking out for an animal rights infomercial. It came from a wacko group saying that Sarah Palin supported the wanton killing of wolves in the wilds of Alaska. Law makers, not Sarah Palin, passed a law providing for the 'termination' of a specified amount of wolves to allow the elk and caribou populations to grow and thrive. I'm sure you've caught the irony in all of this from Ms. Judd; kill wolves bad-kill babies good.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Culture of Corruption in DC

Those corrupt Republicans! Granted there were some in the last administration. I suspect there have been more than a few dating back to 1854 in Jackson, Michigan when the Party was founded.(Ripon, Wisconsin thinks thay have the copyright but I don't know why).
Chew on this for awhile. It's been three weeks since Obamites took over. It's only beginning.
Tom Daschle
Timothy Geithner
Nancy Killefer
Hilda Solis
Eric Holder
Bill Richardson
Ron Sims
Charles Rangel
Chris Dodd
More to come

We Got S*$#&@d

Well, a tentative agreement has been reached on the pork bill and I got half of the traitors right; Susan Collins of Maine and Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania. Specter announced at a press conference, "I did this to save America. Don't think of it as having anything to do with my nose being sutured to Obama's butt even though it is. I just wanted to screw the American people because I'm retiring in two years and I really don't give a crap about any you". He further went on to extol the virtues of his retirement plan which gives him $15,000 a month, forever. He can also continue visiting his doctors for free due to our funding of his health care. I could print off all of his congressional bennies but we'd have to cut down a giant Redwood to provide the pulp. (I made up the part about suturing his nose but, so what.) You think I'm kidding about perks? Try googling "congressional perks" and see what shows up. It's longer than the Bible.
Have you ever doubled over with laughter? You'll find yourself in the same position when vomiting: When I went to bed last night the total package on the bill, according to Drudge, was $780 billion and when I plugged in my computer friend this morning it had pole vaulted to $818 billion. If you check my most recent post, you'll find that that's the exact number given by the House last week. Along with Specter's 'purchased' vote,(Wasn't S.P.E.C.T.E.R. an evil group of extortionists from the James Bond movies?) Susan"I hate America" Collins(R) from Maine ,prostituted herself to Harry Reid, too. Harry, upon hearing the news about Collins is reported to said, "I'm 68-years old. There isn't enough Cialis in the world". Collins was heartbroken but instead of allowing herself to be screwed by just one guy realized she could screw 300 million instantly thereby setting a Guinness World record.
Next up on the Obama agenda: The Fairness Doctrine as brought to us by Debbie Stabenow, (D) Michigan. She's the leader, so far, in this movement. Her husband has lost millions in purchasing progressive radio stations, Air America, being one of them. He also lost $150.00 when he was arrested in Troy, Michigan for hiring a 19-year old prostitute for his personal pleasure. The girl did 90 days in the hoosegow. Debbie's hubby walked. Finally, look for massive propgaganda to come out of the MSM on the Global Warming hoax or, 'How Quickly Can We Add Trillions To A Tax Scheme On You"?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pork Bill

It appears as though the Pork bill is going to pass. How 'bout some insight into the way your elected officials work. The original bill was set at $818 billion. In the last week we have seen the House pass the bill with no Republican votes and 11 votes that came from Blue Dog Democrats. Then the Senate took over. They've talked and cursed each other. The banter back and forth has become so contentious that the bill is now up to $900 billion. What's going to happen is this spending bill will pass after Congress cuts out $100 billion. We're at the exact same spot at which we began. The American people will slap each other on the back and admit that, yes, we can make bipartisanship work. "Yuck, yuck, yuck", exclaimed the three little piggys as they sidled down to the trough.
Obama went on TV last night and acted like a big baby; chastising hard core Republican senators for not falling on their swords. I'll enjoy seeing which RINO's roll over but it's going to be the usual suspects, Snowe and Collins from Maine, Voinovich from Ohio. What the heck. All that's needed are two votes to destroy our economy. Arlen Specter might qualify as a snake, too.
The CBO, Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan financial group but stocked primarily Democrats, tells us the Pork Bill will achieve nothing.
And so it goes.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

digital or analog

THE federal government just gave a break to lazy folks. You all know about the switch from analog to digital TV. But maybe it's the other way around. Maybe not. I think it has something to do with receiving a clearer picture and it might be cheaper but that can't be right since the government's involved. Some time ago, last summer for sure, the FCC was supplying coupons to make up the cost of buying a box to be used on TV's with antennas. Last I knew the only people using these old fashion TV's were Inuit tribes in northern Alaska, small groups of Navaho in the southwest and a couple of West "by God" Virginians. I mean, who doesn't have cable? The TV coupons were worth $40 so the actual price of the adapter came to $10. At least for me it did. I bought them for my lake cabin. It really doesn't make any difference if I bought them, either. We can only get two stations and one's PBS. Now, we learn that the Feds are going to provide another $600 million in the spending package for an incentive to get some more free stuff. Our Congress, today voted to push back the date for the big switchover from February to June 12. And some of you say Congress doesn't pass meaningful legislation. This also means those who didn't buy on time get a grace period. It won't mean squat. I taught school. I know people. Old-timers in their seventies, with saggy butts and bad feet are the same as 17 year-olds when it comes to doing a required task. As a teacher, if I extended the due date on a project from December 19 to May 31 90% of the students would start their project on May 30. It'll be the same with the old folks. They'll start thinking about their adapter purchase on June 11 and then bitch and whine and give every possible excuse as to why they didn't have a chance to get their government bought adapter; their dog ate their car; something really believable. Besides, it's just another entitlement for loafers. I've decided if lazy guys can get by watching TV that I'm paying for then I want a coupon for an ipod, dvd player and one of those cool 12'X12" computers. After that I want a new Cadillac Escalade, some wireless telephones, a blackberry, an airplane and a Shetland pony for my grandson.
After all, it's free, isn't it?

2 Bills + 2 Lies = 1 Obama

It's getting close to official name changing time. BHO is soon to be BLHO, Barack Liar Hussein Obama.The newly elected President "promised" that every bill he signed would be given 'sunlight' before signing. It was to be called a 5 day Pledge. I think it was part of his government transparency pledge. Anyway, it was a promise made on the campaign trail and on his website, according to Politico magazine. Bill number one is called the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Lily, present at the signing, sued for back pay from Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Guy employees received approximately $1,000 more per month than Lily. We're talking 1979. Problem is, Lily, failed her job performance evaluations. Oh, and Obama signed the bill two days after congress passed it.
The second lie came about after the passage of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. This act extends health insurance to 11 million low income children. But, it isn't evident what "low income" is. The law, signed by The Liar extends coverage to pregnant women and children of legal immigrants among other things. Can this be true? Is it possible that some SCHIP payments can cover thirty year old children who remain in their parent's households. Yes it can!! The law was signed three hours after passage. But here's the kicker: Obama "promised" he would not raise taxes on the middle or lower classes, didn't he? Well, didn't he? The lad is caught in another lie. A provision of the SCHIP's bill raises the federal excise tax on a pack of smokes by .62 cents to $1.01. Question? Who smokes more than the middle and lower classes?
I thought you'd never answer. Only The Liar.

Twenty-One Recessions

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research there have been, in the 20th century, twenty certifiable economic recessions. There were ten prior to 1945 and an equal number after. In addition, George Bush inherited the Clinton recession of 2001. Doing a background check, the duration of each recession has lasted from three to twenty four months. In my lifetime I have gone through eleven of these. In 1988 I left teaching for a new job that required me to move from Iowa to Ohio. At the time of our departure the four main industries in our area: John Deere, Caterpillar, J.I. Case and International Harvester were in the process of shutting their doors, moving out of the area or drastically cutting employees. I'll give you another example of the impact of economic suffering by our community. I taught in a private parochial high school. In 1978, when I began my teaching stint there were 1,400 grade 9-12 students. When I left in 1988 we had dropped down to 410. In 1982 we purchased a home for $83,000. Due to the area recession of '88 we took an offer of $57,000. Now, It's not like I had the fortitude of Mighty Mouse or the business acumen of Howard Hughes. It was devastating. Even so, my wife and I pulled stakes and spent the first hour of driving time looking for a nickel so we'd have two to rub together. There was no whining about a housing bailout. There was no talk of government intervention to come to our aid. We put gas in the car and drove east. The first time I had ever been to Ohio was when I left Richmond, Indiana behind us at the border. Thank the Lord my new company paid our moving expenses. This will knock your socks off. We not only survived but we thrived and we did it without Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, Barack Obama or any one trillion dollar government welfare check. No one suggested such a thing. Hell, who would've thought of such a thing? Do some fact checking prior to this most recent attention to a quick fix for a 'crisis'. Exactly what was done by the government to make our lives better again? Except for tax reduction, nothing.

14 Days And Counting

Two weeks have gone by since the massive snowstorm in the Ohio Valley. There are 55 dead at this point with hundreds of thousands still without power. TENHUT! Where's the Prez? At least GWB flew over New Orleans. Does this have anything to do with Kentucky being a Red State, Cracker, state?
Oops! Is that racist?

Bambi the Liar

Promises, promises, promises. Here's a good definition. 'A promise is a debt unpaid', or in the case of Barack Obama, when he decides to change his mind. i.e. LIE!
Obambi promised that his Justice Department would employ, zero, none, nada, ideologues . For Phys. Ed. Majors like me that means no "blind partisans" regardless of what the people desire.
Yesterday, Obambi named as Deputy Attorney General, David Ogden. Deputy AG is the #2 policeman in the United States directly behind, Eric Holder.
According to an article from The Family Research Council, Ogden's credentials are, to say the least, socially liberal. In the late 80's he was hired by Playboy Enterprises to represent them in court. Let me write this another way. He worked for the porn industry. He won the case. Due to his Perry Mason style of jurisprudence the Library of Congress was required to publish Playboy magazine in braille; at taxpayer expense. It gives new meaning to the phrase, "cop a feel". Ogden is not just pro-abortion. He is very pro-abortion. He has successfully argued in the case, Hartigan v. Zbaraz(1987), that 14 year-old "children"(not of legal age) be able get an abortion without parental notification. Other Supreme Court cases he argued revolve around supporting gays in the military and pro gay marriage rights.
Hey! How about this one: Ogden has opposed any children's internet protections. Mom---Dad----He wants your kids to be able to see Larry Flynt's Nobel prize winning publications on-line and you can't do anything about it.
Ogden is not a centrist. Ogden is an idealogue and Obama, with this appointment, has proven himself to be a Far Leftist, again. And a confirmed liar.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nancy P Strikes Again

I love the Laura Ingraham radio show. She just played a clip from Nancy P.
The Speaker, this morning, said "we have to hurry and pass this stimulus. Every month 500 million lose their jobs"! I know, I know. Some of you will say, "nitpicker". She meant to say, 500,000 lose their jobs every month. Oh, now I understand. So, instead of every American being out of a job in a month plus 200 million we don't have, it'll be ten months for our entire population to be out of work. Every day this women redefines the word, incompetent.
I wonder the reaction from the MSM had Sarah Palin uttered this stupidity.
Have I ever mentioned that Pelosi is 3rd in line to be President of the United States?

Hal G. Lyness

There may be two or three people who read this post who will recognize this man. There may be twenty others who will recognize an individual in their lives who had the same impact on them.
If asked about my high school years and what I remember most I would say: I had some outstanding teachers but more than this they were wonderful parents. They set examples to take with us on how to raise children.
Hal Lyness died two days ago. He was 81 years old. He taught senior economics and he was one of these family men. He was also a caricature. I'd say he was 5'10" and weighed 135 lbs. He had a waist size of 30, maybe. It seems as though his pant waistline was about chest high. If you think scarecrow that would be our teacher. When he went to the chalkboard and started writing, both arms would flap in and out. He looked like a stork getting ready to take flight. He spoke in a high pitched voice. And do you know what? No one ever made fun of our teacher. We had tremendous respect for who he was, what he represented and what he had to say. Mr. Lyness taught us common sense things. He taught us about amortizing a home; what foods to buy and not to buy based on pricing and how to pay for a car. He taught us about recessions, depressions, recovery and prosperity.
I loved sports in high school. I lived for basketball, baseball and football. If I didn't have sports I would have invented them. As a student, if I liked the subject I gave it a B effort. If I didn't, well, anywhere from a D to a C.
When I graduated in 1964 the general consensus from my teachers and coaches was to get a job on the railroad. I would make good money. I would stay in Boone and raise a family. I was told by many to forget college. I was broken hearted. I was a so-so student but who wants to be told they can't do something? Most everyone told me I just didn't have what it took to make the grade. Most everyone but one! Mr. Lyness encouraged me to give it a shot. He might have been the first person, ever, to say, "Mike, you only go around once in life so try it".
I did go to college. I graduated, met my wife, became the father of three with five grandchildren. Thanks to you, Coach, life turned out darned good for me.
I never took the opportunity to personally thank Mr. Lyness for his words of confidence but that's the reason I'm writing this. I'm sure, now, that he knows and this is my tribute to him.

Obama Escape

The Great One and The Harpie felt they had to escape the White House yesterday.........after two weeks in office. And do you know where they went? It was to their daughter's school where they read stories. Memory serves me that the Obama's lucked out. GWB was reading to grade school children when the 2001 terrorists attacked and he was criticized for being AWOL.
Two weeks in office and he has to "get away". Yes, he's right. He did have to get away from reporters who wanted to grill him about Daschle, Geithner, etc.
The mainstream media, particularly Brian Williams of NBC, assured us that Obama gave us an "I screwed up" whereas GW never did so his humility trumps all.
If Obama hadn't been in such a hurry to push through ill-conceived legislation he might not be in a mess. Yes, He's in a mess and so are we.
Speaking of Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman, which we weren't, I will. His job has to be difficult; lying for the President....daily. I've taken to watching his press conferences, usually after lunch. He's hilarious. He's a one man soap opera. My daughter watches, too. We trade notes on him. He's more clueless than Scott McClellan. Give him a look.


My fog brain doesn't pick up on the obvious. TV time is precious for me. A number of years ago it was, 'Please don't take my MTV'. For me it's the same except drop the 'M'. In the last two weeks I've seen a Denny's commercial showing tough guys and cowboys eating foo-foo pancakes. A waitress or whatever says something about, "why not have a real breakfast?" Conservatively speaking, I have seen this commerical fifty times.
This morning, from, comes a story by CNN. Slap me upside the head. I did not realize that Denny's was giving away a free Grand Slam breakfast; two cakes, two eggs, two bacon strips and two sausage links. It took place yesterday at all Denny's locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. That's 1,500 locations and, by estimate, feeding an extra 2 million people. This was a very gracious gesture. Actually, it's a business promotion but so what.
The writer for CNN is Jim Kavanaugh. It was a nice article---until he came to the end. I guess it's because we're in politically correct times but was it necessary to make an emphasis of the story be: One breakfast is equal to 44 grams of fat, 56 carbs and 770 calories? Who cares, except media boobs. It was FREE.
When will we learn to leave good enough alone? When will I realize TV has taken over my life?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lowering The Bar

"The bar that we set is the highest that any administration in the history of this country has ever set" With that pronouncement the Obama Administration has set itself up for a big bowl of failure. Harken back to 1993. The incoming president, Wm J. Clinton, assured the American people that his administration would be the most ethical in American history. It wasn't a week before two of his nominees, Kimba Wood and Zoe Baird, had to excuse themselves as attorney general for financial indescretions. After Clinton took the oath of office it then became a current affairs examination as to who would have to resign next.
Why would anyone want to set themselves up for failure by uttering impossible to live up to pronouncements? This is what the Obamites have succeeded in doing. Good gosh, there are literally hundreds employees in an administration. As my good friend mentioned to me today; consider you're coaching a football team of one hundred. How is it possible to go through a year without one kid being a screw up?
The Messiah is finding his super nova oracle somewhat tougher going than he thought. Wait until the press turns on him.

Words To Live By

"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter"
Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, 5/7/98 p. S4507

I've given minimal thought to Mr. Daschle this morning. Senate Republicans, even Kay Bailey Hutchinson(R) of Texas, talk about what a 'good guy' the former Senate Majority Leader has always been. Kay, you have gone to the bottom of the 'respect ladder', even below crybaby George Voinovich. I hope Daschle is approved in the same way I wanted Clinton's Surgeon General, Jocelyn Elders approved. A day didn't go by when Bill didn't have to apologize for one of her verbal gaffes. If she wasn't talking about Eric Clapner(who?) she was giving a speech on the need for junior high schoolers practicing masturbation. There'll be a huge cloud hanging over Daschle's and Tim Geithner's collective heads and it's going to give the common man justifiable reason to finger point. Besides, Leno and Lettterman can't bring it upon themselves to lampoon the President so now they can pile on these guys.

Hillary's Embarrassing Speech

We receive a talk show out of Akron, Ohio called Quinn and Rose in the morning. I listen, sometimes. On my favorites list it's a prelude to Laura Ingraham, only. A news update caught my ear on today's show and it came from Rose, the co-host. Yesterday, in front of her husband, daughter Chelsea and a roomful of reporters and White House staff the new Secretary of State took her oath of office from Joe Biden(he muffed it!). Toward the end of her obligatory, thank you's, Hill gave special thanks to her husband. She said, after a long pause, "he left me with a lifetime of........................ all kinds of experiences". We were then treated to a roomful of raucous laughter. How charming.
So, his tawdry behavior was only about sex, huh! Chelsea, along with Bill, laughed with the rest of the room but one would imagine she was dying inside. If not then she comes by her value system naturally. What we have is the newly inducted Secretary of State bringing up the fact that her husband, the former President of the United States, is known to have had his pants down to his ankles while receiving a BJ from girl barely of legal age. If this doesn't illustrate the lack of immorality in this country I don't know what does. (Assume a child's voice for the next sentence) "Mommy, why is everyone laughing"?. Parents, do you even want to try to explain that and why should you have to try?
Say what you will about George W. Bush: He never entered the Oval Office without a coat and tie. Another thing he did immediately after Clinton vacated the Oval Office was to clean and scrub the place.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I Don't Care

It is absolutely sickening reading and listening to the news. What happened to Obama's seven page, sixty-three question background check for potential administration appointees? Today, I'm not angry, anxious, nervous, creative, or any other adjective when thinking of DC politicians. Today, and this will change, I don't care.
Rod Blagojevich is a nothing story only because he's a piker compared to other political hacks. He is irrelevant unless he blows the whistle.
Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico, is "probably" involved in his own 'pay to play' scheme. Obama wanted him to be Sec. of Commerce but after realizing a potential problem Richardson dropped out.
Tim Geithner, now Secretary of the Treasury is a tax cheat. You know this but I'll remind you. He's in charge of the IRS. If you fail to pay, even through oversight, you pay a penalty, possibly doing jail time. He's the decider.
Today, I don't care about Charlie Rangel, either. He's the head of the House Ways and Means Committee. He decides where your tax money is allocated. Charlie owes thousands on his Caribbean property as well as his New York City home. He's a crook, too. Rangel would put to shame Wm. Marcy Tweed and Tammany Hall with his crassness
Tom Daschle, nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, the guy who heads up universal health care, is knowingly a tax cheat. Tommy boy said he was embarrassed. I get embarrassed, too, when I'm caught. Have you ever seen a guilty person in the courtroom talking to the family of their victim? How often do they say, "I'm sorry"? It's every damned time and why is this? Well, they got caught, that's why. But, Daschle's cronies in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, say he's a good guy. Both sides say he'll most likely be approved. I heard it mentioned yesterday that it's difficult to say "no" to someone who has been a member of the Good Old Boys Club(Senate).
Can you understand why this prevalent attitude inside the Beltway makes it so difficult to understand what is going on in this country? I'm not a Republican, anymore. I'm certainly not a Democrat. Being an Independent is meaningless and communism is bad news. I might as well say, "I don't care" about everything. We need a movement for the disenfranchised like me.
I'm going to the rec center. Do you know why?
Cuz I don't care.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hot News Items

Perusing the news this morning a few names and situations dominate; maybe you'll give them some thought. Al Gore went to Washington to speak to congressmen and women last week. He was treated adoringly. As is usually the case wherever he speaks the temperature is at Absolute Zero. He's like the kid in the cartoon with the storm cloud over his head. And he's a dork, too. Obama laughingly talked about last week's storm and how folks in Chicago are tougher than pantywaist complainers in DC. It's strange how I'm reading many about 1 million citizens without power along with numerous weather related deaths due to massive ice and snow storms. Now, what was that problem we had with FEMA and Katrina or was that a part of Bush Derangement Syndrome?
Tom Daschle didn't pay $128,000 in taxes. That's okay. After all he made $5 million in the last two years so I can understand how big numbers can become confusing. It was a simple mistake so says, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Barack, himself. Seems this is the third simple mistake with cabinet posts. My response to Daschle's evading $128,000 in taxes: Consider the way always commented to the late Tim Russert on Meet the Press; "Tim" he'd say, "I'm concerned". Actually, my response is somewhat stronger. I'm PO'd.
Obama held his first news conference with an Arabic TV station from the Middle East. As expected, NBC is more than miffed. For them, that's like your wife having sex with your brother. Interesting that during the election no one could mention that Obama had an Islamic background with Islamic relatives. At the outset of the interview The Man let the world know what we already knew he'd say, "You good-we lousy". He asked the little twerp, Mahmoud Ahmadinajhad, to open the hand of friendship. Mahmoud's response, "get bent"! They asked us for an apology for all we've done wrong to them. To Mahmoud I say, "get double bent"!
Finally, why is it the weirdo news comes from California? Midwest news is typically about a couple from Nebraska being married seventy-five years. In California, there is a new mother. Well, she's not 'new' in that she already has six children but there are another eight babies in her brood. News reporters tried to interview the Dad but "whoa", there isn't one. The mom is a recipient of in vitro. The sadness of this entire event is someone paid for the process. This gives new meaning to the word, 'irresponsibility. It's going to be intriguing getting info this modern day Dr. Mengele. As of today the word is that 'mommy dearest' is looking for a deal from Oprah for 2 million large. If Oprah dodesn't bite, Dr. Phil and Maury will be in line. Does Jerry Springer still have a show?