Fresh off of celebrating the “retirement” of Weeper-of-the-House John Boehner I am finding it interesting the spin put on his sudden decision to “spend more time with his family.” Okay he didn’t say that. My guess is that he saw the handwriting (lack of support) on the wall and knew that even if he survived the attempt to dump him as the Republican House leader, he would be severely crippled. Hell he may not have been able to help Obama reach his goals.
I often enjoy a Sunday breakfast and read the local paper. Our “conservative” paper generally advertises their balanced news and conservative views. This front page, above-the-fold headline caught my eye;
Yesterday’s mail included this littel gem from the Ameriacn Federation of State and Municipal Employees (“AFSME”). I am not a member…please, but am FORCED to pay my “fair share” to the organization. I have to pay them one percent of my salary even though they DO NOT REPRESENT my views. My money pays for this crap! I know that they’ll argue that my money only goes to pay them to negotiate on my behalf…a function that I did not request. The idiots forget that money is fungible and any money that I am FORCED to pay to an organization who supports views opposite of mine is criminal or it should be. Actually they know that money is fungible…they are relying on the fact that public education has so eroded people’s understanding of economics that YOU won’t know. They know!
This headline should alternately make your head explode, make you cry, or piss you off. Published by the Washington Post (Obama Post) last Thursday (click on the headline to be directed to the full article) it fallaciously attempts to paint the “Dem’s” as cost cutters because, I guess, their tax plan “costs” less.
ALL POLITICIANS, LAME STREAM MEDIA ELITISTS, LIBERALS, RINOS, OTHER STUPID PEOPLE should note that LETTING US KEEP THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE LEGITIMATELY EARNED SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A FREAKIN COST!
As the Republican presidential race heats up (a little) it has become interesting to see how the candidates fates slide up and down. There seems to be no doubt that Mitt Romney is the choice of RINOs, the left, and the main stream media. I agree with them that Romney will be a great candidate…for Obama to beat. We had the ascension of Bachman only to see her blow a tire with her position that the Gardasil somehow causes mental retardation (I know she thought she walked back the comment, but she kept repeating it. The media is off the hook and no longer have to dedicate resources to destroy her.
As a rational man it is hard to watch what has been going on in the Democrat Party without feeling pity for their plight. Don’t get me wrong I really hope their woes continue for the next several decades even though they need to win once in a while to keep the Republicans-In-Name-Only (“RINO”) in their place. But their recent level of disdain for the founding principles of our country is outrageous. Michelle Malkin wrote a great article on the hide-and-seek Democrats and offered this quote;
One of the topics likely to take center stage this summer is going to be the crowd that will seek to get the Republican Party nomination to take on Barrack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I have no doubt that there will be a crowd as many sense Obama’s weakness and a country tired of the poor economy, big government spending, and Washington in general.
Forget about the John McCains, the Mitt Romneys, the Newt Gingrichs, the Rudy Guilianis, the Mike Huckabees, and dare I say it…the Karl Roves. These politicians had their day, but now it is time to fade away. These folks have done their damage to the Republican Party and seem to enjoy the lame stream media limelight too much for my taste. I no longer want a party that goes along to get along. I want a party and leaders within that party who FIGHT for American values of small government.
This is not a posting about evolution or intelligent design, but it does contain an element of biology. I wish that I knew more about the brain and critical thinking processes in the human brain. I cannot seem to grasp the way big liberal think. Do they have a part of their brain that is overdeveloped? I suspect it is an underdeveloped are, but wanted to give them the benefit…initially. The progressives see life and American so much differently than I do I sometimes have doubts about my own clarity (only briefly).
Maybe they are right?
While many of us conservatives are not the least bit surprised that Democrat leaders don’t understand the hopes, fears, desires, expectations we have for our country, I have been more than a little surprised at the blindness of so many Republicrats to the same issues. As a registered Republican (though not for long – can you say independent) I was rather discouraged when our presidential nominee was ordained long before the primary in my state. Even more perplexing was the fact that Democrat voters and pundits had more say in that selection than millions of registered Republicans. The turnout in the 2008 election is a testament to the disgust many of us felt, though I swallowed and voted for Palin/McCain.
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
This edition is all about Obama’s bad week though Americans who rely on the mainstream media missed most of the implications.
Brief 1: Obama and his employees Tim Geithner (Treasury Secretary) and Ed Whitacre (Government Motors CEO) were all a tizzy when GM paid back part of their TARP loans…with interest. GM even made a commercial to announce the success of the program. This news of such a government success couldn’t come at a better time for Obama as he looks to take over Wall Street. Unfortunately Sen. Chuck Grassley and some others (including the Inspector General for the TARP program) read the fine print on the alleged payback…with interest. Grassley stated;