Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Heinous Selfishness

Words cannot express the level of contempt that fills my heart upon hearing of such audacious selfishness described in this article.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Who Would Hire? Who Could?

The question of whether Obama and the boys are stupid or deliberately destructive came up in Eric's post below. This article from Investor's Business Daily lists ten reasons for the poor job situation in this country: (Hat tip--Wintery Knight)

-Executive orders and regulations promoting compulsory unionism.
-Obama's forced restructuring of GM.
-Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 (ObamaCare).
-Extension of unemployment benefits to 99 weeks — almost two years!
-American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.
-Minimum wage laws.
-Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010.
-Moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
-Expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
-Obama's runaway spending.

Any number of the above list would make moving a company overseas a good idea. Why would anyone want to start a business or expand a business with all the above hanging over their heads? In the best economy, with everything laid out to the advantage of business, start-ups or expansion is risky. But now, corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars and are too nervous to make a move, with some considering China, of all places, as the place to set up shop. Does anyone seriously think that's preferred?

The thing is, the detrimental effect each and every point has had on employment and/or the economy had been foreseen. Only a lefty could be so blind as to believe any of these moves would have a positive effect. If Barry's the brilliant one we're so often told he is, then this has to be a deliberate attempt to screw things up. Rank stupidity is the only rational explanation.

But hey, the nation was warned. He had no record of wisdom upon which to gamble a vote back in November of '08. True, McCain is no Einstein. But would we have it THIS bad? Doubtful. Keep in mind also that this is only the arena of economics. Barry's shown nothing resembling brilliance in any other area of leadership either.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

From My Inbox

Of all the "trash" emails I get, some are real treasures. This is one of them:

"The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it. The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation.

After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings:

1. The stamp is in perfect order.

2. There is nothing wrong with the glue.

3. People are spitting on the wrong side."

Friday, August 06, 2010

View From The ICE

This littl snippet gives us some insights from the perspective of ICE officers toward ICE brass. I especially love the part where illegals who are criminals will voluntarily turn themselves in order to get a free ride home knowing they can easily return. They don't get put through any trial for their crimes committed here because ICE isn't equipped to do much more but deport. The article also indicates some things aren't always so bad for those awaiting deportation. Apparently, Obama admin people just refuse to see the dangers of an unprotected border and lax immigration policies.

In a side note, a lib columnist appearing in my local paper has tried to convince readers that Obama is doing more than Bush in deporting illegals. But based on the the report of ICE agents, how many of those being deported had been deported before, and how many times, is now in question. If numbers are heavily comprised of previously deported illegals, then there's really nothing about which anyone on the left should brag. It's all been a big farce. Of course, that pretty much describes this presidency.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Yeah, Just Swing Wide The Doors!!

We don't need to secure the borders. Hell, no. Those poor immigrants coming here to make a better life for themselves is all that's important and by golly we can't, if we're to remain good and Godly people, do one single thing to inhibit their ability to enter at will. Why criminalize the foreigner with whimsical laws for crossing imaginary lines? Aside from the fact that only an idiot would think an unregulated influx of just anyone, even the "hard working people trying to save their families from imminent starvation", is a good idea, here's why.

Oh hell, I'm sure it's just right-wing fear mongering. Nothing to it at all. No, no, it's just racism under the guise of "national security". Yeah, like any sovereign nation needs to worry about something like THAT! Those wing nuts! They're so goofy!!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

The Hapless Cubs

I'm one of those rare individuals who supports both the North Side Chicago Cubs, as well as the South Side Chicago White Sox. Pretty much always have. I tried to be strictly a fan of one or the other, but it never made sense. Back in the day, before inter league play, and contests between the two were only exhibitions, my position was that Chicago was lucky to have representation in both leagues and as they did not play each other for real, it made sense to support both teams. Still does. To me, to do otherwise would be like an American supporting the efforts of the Army, but not the Marines. They are both our teams and they battle against teams from other nations. Da Sox and da Cub are both our teams and they battle teams from other cities. What do I do when they DO meet in inter league play? Well then, in such a case I pull for which ever team needs the wins most, either to gain ground in their respective divisions, or to maintain the ground they've already gained, which ever need is greater. (At this point, backing da Cub in such circumstances is futile with less than 60 games to go. They're toast.) If I live to see them both in the World Series, I'd simply sit back and beam, with a slight lean toward da Cub, since it would likely be their first chance since dinosaurs walked the earth.


And that's the problem. Da Cub can only seem to be good enough to disappoint. Every once in awhile they make the playoffs and then they're gone. And now the worst has happened two games in a row. Nothing hacks me off more than to see a record broken or a rare achievement happen against a team I support. A running back posting a career best against da Bearss. A shooting guard hitting a record number of treys for a quarter against da Bullss. I hate that. And now, two games against the Colorado Rockies (what the hell is a "Rockie", anyway?---"Hey! I'm a mountain range, dude! Watch out now!") has produced two fantastic achievements against da woeful Cub. On Friday they broke the record for most consecutive hits in an inning, amassing 11 with two outs (as I understand it). The final score was something like 17-2. Then, on Saturday, as if we were not sufficiently embarrassed, Carlos Gonzalez hits for the cycle. (For the uninitiated, that's hitting a single, a double, a triple and a homer all in one game.) And here's the kicker from the AP story: "Gonzalez became the sixth Rockies player to hit for the cycle and the first since Troy Tulowitzki did it last Aug. 10, also against the Chicago Cubs." (boldface mine--sad face mine,too). I'm glad I hadn't the sorry misfortune of seeing either game.

Now for those who are strictly Cub fans, this really sucks despite how freakishly typical. For me, I at least can take solace in the tenuous half-game lead of da first place White Sox in the American League Central over the surging Minnesota Twinkies. But I am a die-hard either way, and hurt more deeply if both teams are suckin'. Fortunately, that isn't the case.

But da Cub? Some say they're cursed. I ain't much for curses, but they seem to play the part well. I can definitely wait to see what's next.