March 16, 2009
One of our U.S. Senators is up for e-election in 2010. This weekend, she held her big re-up kick-off party. Her theme is that she works hard to reach across the aisle and forge bipartisan legislation. I wonder if he giggled a little when she spoke that crap.
Her lifetime rating from the ACU is 19.41. That means that 80.59% of the time, she voted along party lines. I would suspect that, since The One has been in office, her rating would approach zero. I can't recall one vote where she didn't fall in line with Harry Reid. Of our 6 reps/senators, she rated hext-to-last with only the commie who represents our capital's district lower (12.66.)
Of course, the people of this state will re-elect her because the vast majority of them don't pay enough attention to positions and votes to know what she is doing to them.
If 1 vote in 5 is considered "bipartisan," we are screwed.
March 08, 2009
I have to agree with Ace on this one. Michael Steele must go. His war with Rush Limbaugh has become a major distraction. It has created a diversion behind which Obama has hidden the porkulus and Bank Bailout 2.0 (or is it 3.0; I can't keep up) and Hillarycare redux. The media isn't exactly anxious to report on these issues to begin with, so this is perfect for them. They can report on the red-on-red sniping and feel no guilt about doing so.
Ann Coulter needs to shut up as well. Her spat with Keith Olbermann is one of the silliest things I have over seen. Who gives a flying fuck what school anyone graduated from? I know that Olbermann likes to wave Cornell around like a club, bashing those he considers to be inferior, but no one really cares about whether his diploms ia a "real" Cornell diploma or not. Cornell grads can be as full of shit as the next guy. Hell, I graduated from West Point and I can be a flaming asshole any day of the week. Your alma mater has nothing to do with whether you are right or wrong.
I am no fan of either Limbaugh or Coulter. I understand that there are many, many people who hang on their every word. They advocate slash-and-burn, which strikes note in some people. I don't know that they even believe everything they say. I think they spout most of what they do for the publicity it brings them. In this situation, their positions make them look petty and makes the Right look silly.
January 22, 2009
My mom sent me this:
Economic Stimulus Payment
This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:
Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.
Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.
Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.
Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set or a new computer, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?
A. Shut up.
I think that really sums it up.
January 21, 2009
With Hillary's confimation being held up, I wonder how long it will be until we hear Senate Democrats screaming that the Republicans need to understand that they should be rubber-stamping all the nominees as a show of goodwill to the new President because that's just how it's done.
Of course, the Dems always played that way for the last 8 years, didn't they?
January 19, 2009
Jeanne Moos did a piece this morning asking people what the acronym TARP meant. The most accurate answer:
Try And Rip-off the People.
January 13, 2009
I'm starting to understand the Obama Cult.
This morning, I was watching a morning show and a piece came on about the Hopenchangey new advertising campaigns that have been springing up lately. While I was watching the piece, I noticed one thing. The companies mentioned in the ad had one thing in common. Their websites had a place for people to send in what they would do to change the world. That's the key to the Cult.
All of the Obamabots actually believe that The One® cares what they think. They believe that The One® is going to be sitting in the Oval Office wondering what Suzy in Des Moines would like for him to do. I've got bad news for you, Suzy. The One® doesn't give a flying fuck what you think.
He's a politician. All he cares about is what will get him re-elected. All he cares about is what is popular, not what is right or just. Every decision he makes will be driven by polling. Sure, he'll be popular, but he will look as shizophrenic as the American populace is (and that's pretty bad.)
The One® is already starting to become Clinton 2.0. He has all make and manner of sleazy campaign contributors. He's made a bunch of promises to get elected that he is now walking back on. For goodness sakes, he has selected every swinging dick from the Clinton administration to serve in his cabinet. Any day now, I expect him to announce that Betty Currie will be his secretary.
The Obama Cult is in for some serious disillusionment. Just watch. Come 2012, the vaunted youth vote that powered him to victory will evaporate. They'll realize that all their hopes and dreams were dashed by a guy who isn't a leader. Ara Parseghian, the former football coach at Notre Dame, once siad that there is an easy definition of leadership. He said that a leader is a guy who, when being chased down the street by an ugly mob, can make it look like he's leading a parade. Obama is just a guy running.
November 17, 2008
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