Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Some Stuff

Why Apologize?

Steve Raushenberger came in second in the Illinois GOP primary vote for US Senator to Jack Ryan, whose opponent wound up being one Barack Hussein Obama. When Ryan dropped out of the campaign after his "sealed" divorce documents were to be opened for all the world to see (what's the point in sealing them?), the Illinois GOP, in a staggering display of stupidity, tapped Alan Keyes to take Ryan's place. Though I like Keyes, I thought the smart move was to go with the runner up in the primary, Raushenberger, and throw all support behind him. The result of the GOP decision was disastrous and now look where we are.

Now, Raushenberger is vying for state senator and recently, following a debate or interview, apologized for having called "gay marriage" abnormal. My question is why would anyone apologize for speaking the truth? I think Raushy is a bright guy, but I think he should have stood firmly behind what I'm sure he knows is true. The issue of normalcy is separate from what the homo lobby sees as civil rights. Though the latter is debatable (barely), the former is a self-evident fact.

Hostage Crisis

The current blather from the White House and Dem leadership is that the Republicans are holding the middle class tax cuts hostage in order to benefit the wealthy. This level of gall should not be surprising to anyone. It has constantly been said by the same people that the Bush tax cuts were unfunded, as if funding is necessary to slash taxes. The fact is that spending should have been cut at the same time, and current spending should never have been implemented. The lefty point of view is what is known as "bass-ackwards". There should have been no spending that was not within the current levels of incoming revenues. No doubt spending was done with the aim of having as much of the Bush cuts lapse as could be gotten away with.

But to suggest that it is the Republicans who are holding the cuts hostage is nonsense. The tax rates are what they are to the extent Bush was able to get them reduced, which means also to the limits of time he was able to secure. People with actual brain matter understand that letting the cuts expire is a tax hike. The right wants everyone to continue benefitting from the current rate, particularly now during bad economic times, and that would include those with the greatest impact on job creation. The left prefers the lie that those people should be footing the bill for whatever wacky federal expenditure the Dems can dream up. But they don't care enough about the middle class, or those lower who no longer had to pay since the Bush cuts went into effect, to allow the greatest producers to keep what they've earned. So it is Obama & Co. who is REALLY holding the middle class cuts hostage. The bastards.

Where's The Outrage?

I just heard a story in the past couple of days that Obama is looking for ways to scrutinize our internet conversations in an attempt to head off terrorist activity. It seems that the baddies have taken to using the world wide web to communicate and do so by extreme routing methods that make getting a warrant useless. Hmmmm. Didn't we hear all sorts of wailing over similar actions by Bush and his security people when they sought to tap certain phone calls? Why aren't those same people whining about Obama hacking into emails and tweets and such?

It was never about civil rights and the right to privacy and other such things during the Bush years. It was about Bush-bashing, plainly and simply. With the Dems we've had the great misfortune to suffer over the past twenty years or so, let no one believe that any of them give a flying rat's patoot about anything other than gaining and maintaining power.

Bear Down

Allow me to take this opportunity to puff out the chest in celebration of the dominance of the Chicago Bears. OK, OK, back off. They look like crap much of the time with just enough stuff to stay in the game to allow a big play to win the day. Detroit doesn't know how to win, Dallas ain't America's team and Green Bay just beat the crap out of themselves on the Monday Night stage.

But we're 3-0 and that's all that matters right now. What's more, with the way the New York looks, together with some starters being injured, 4-0 seems more than likely. At that point, the Bears will be believing they can win for real and hopefully have their downsides pushed upwards enough to do so. I'm not totally on the bandwagon yet (though I am always in their corner), but I'm definitely driving right behind them.

Hey Mark! How 'bout dem Chiefs?

Monday, September 06, 2010

Idiot-In-Chief At It Again

Yahoo ran this AP report by Darlene Superville of President Barely O'Braindead getting tough on the job situation.

I know. That's funny just saying it. As if he has any idea. It begins like this:

"A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program Monday that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways, and coupled it with a blunt campaign-season assault on Republicans for causing Americans' hard economic times."

This means we'll see more money spent on those signs that inform us of how the slowdown on the freeways are brought to us by Barry & Co. It also means little else as the "stimulus" only ever lasts as long as our money is given back to us to "create" these jobs. First of all, I think, but am not sure, that the railways are owned by the railway companies. So why are we again subsidizing private industries? Why not lower corporate tax rates and let them fix their own tracks. They could surely work out details with all other entities that use the tracks or hope to ship via the rails.

Roads are a local matter, not a federal one. States and counties should be taking care of their own roads and if they continue to chase away business in their areas with Obama-like policies, then that's their own tough luck. Why should Delaware help pay for roads in New Mexico?

Only the runways might fall into some federal jurisdiction, but around here, you might have to talk to Richie Daley about that.

But then the end of that opener is par for Obama's course. Blame it all on the Republicans, as if Dems were pure as the driven snow. Doesn't matter what their part was in our current economic situation, and they had plenty to do with it, just blame the opposition. The question now is just how many of those who voted for the boob buys into that crap anymore.

Here's anothe gem from the article:

"Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, cautioned, "If we are going to get anything done, Republican cooperation, which has been all but non-existent recently, will be necessary.""

The fact that any Republican cooperation with this administration exists at all is reprehensible. Why would any self-respecting Republican care to jump on this train to hell only to claim his share of the righteous anger and frustration that is growing amongst the electorate? There are some Dems that are getting the message as well, at least as regards the plan for letting the Bush tax cuts expire, and one can only hope that they find the spine to stand firm.

We once again take the time to point out that while it is better to have an alternative at the ready (and the GOP does), one is not necessary to justify a loud "NO!" to the stupidity that is meant to pass for intelligent policy proposals by Obama, the brilliant one who has yet to provide any brilliance.

"He said Republicans have opposed virtually everything he has done to help the economy..." because his ideas are stupid and have failed. He proposes nothing new, but only his version of ideas that haven't worked for other countries that have tried them.

"...and have proposed solutions that have only made the problem worse." How can this be? They have no majority to implement anything. How can something that can't be implemented make anything worse? Has he, through his cohorts in Congress, allowed or tried anything like, say, what Mitch Daniels has done in Indiana? I don't think so. What a liar. But then the next line in the article is this:

""That philosophy didn't work out so well for middle-class families all across America," Obama told a cheering crowd at a labor gathering. "It didn't work out so well for our country. All it did was rack up record deficits and result in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.""

To what philosophy does he refer? The one that opposes his goofy ideas? THAT didn't work out so well? THAT is how we racked up record deficits? We didn't start racking up anything record-breaking until he and his Dem cohorts took control of Congress in '06! And anything they did was dwarfed after his sorry ass took a seat in the Oval Office! Hey Geoffrey! This is what a liar in the White House looks like!

Check this out:

""If I said fish live in the sea, they'd say no," Obama said."

The smart money says to question anything that comes our of this guy's mouth. If he told me my name, I'd check my ID.

Once again, we see that he appeared "Casual in brown slacks and open-collar white shirt with rolled-up sleeves," I have a tip for him: He could appear in overalls and a hard hat and I still wouldn't believe he is working hard. He should stop the posing and actually do something, preferably something that works, like cutting corporate tax rates to attract business.

Of course, here's the punchline:

"Obama said the proposal would be fully paid for. In an earlier briefing for reporters, administration officials said Obama would pay for the program by asking lawmakers to close tax breaks for oil and gas companies and multinational corporations."

So once again, he intends to hurt the sources of jobs by taxing them harder to pay for his little project that he thinks is going to stimulate job creation. But we can't be too hard on the man. It must be really hard to think with his head so far up his backside. In the meantime, the unemployment rate steps up a little higher.