Didn’t watch Obama’s speech last night. Actually forgot it was even on, not that I would have watched anyway.
But here’s the gist that I get from the paper. Barack’s plan is better, though it’s also going to be harder.
Does he mean legimately tougher like people have to suck it up and deal with a little hardship now to have prosperity later or harder in the sense that it’s going to make everything more difficult.
I’m sure he thinks it’s choice A, but reality says it’s choice B. Why?
After 4 years he still has’t done anything to improve America’s odds in the future. He hasn’t done anything that makes it tougher for now while moving towards a stronger future. Evidence in the record high unemployment, disability roles, and food stamps.
You know what would be hard, people not spending their entire lives on government assistance. Illegal immigrants being dealt with definitively and not allowed to walk the streets free and unafraid of prosecution. The government making an effort to being cutting the $16 trillion deficit it currently has, the interest alone on which is too much for us to pay for. Or even the government cutting the size of it’s employee ranks, perhaps we could start with the TSA.
Obama says the republicans have no plan or they don’t want us to see it. But really if they have no plan what’s the difference? What would be different if it’s Mitt Romney running around with no plans or Obama.
Seems like the biggest difference is that Mitt Romney has actually done stuff before, whereas looking back at Obamas career what we find is a freshmen Senator who managed to merely vote present most of the time.
Lead, Follow or get the hell out of the way!
Found out Elizabeth Warren spoke last night as well.
I found a video, but citing mental safety continually skipped forward only listening for moments at a time.
My mind was blown. I hadn’t realized George W. Bush was elected for a third Presidential term in 2008.
At least that’s what Thin Lizzy made me think. That and also that democrats simply are not allowed to have cronies or interests of their own. Nope, apparently it’s only republicans who have their own interests at heart.
Learn something new everyday. Good thing life isn’t fair, what else would democrats do if it was?
I watched Nancy Pelosi’s speech at the DNC yesterday. At least as much as I could stand before I got dizzy. Certainly no more than 2 minutes. Remember folks, don’t over expose yourself to that kind of stupidity and ignorance. Small doses only.
So as I channel surfed my may into the news channels I saw the speech and stopped. It was riveting and original, completely devoid of recycled talking/chanting points. Right up with their with the best from Churchill, and Kennedy.
Anyway I heard the wicked witch of the west(you see what I did there?) drop this line in there “healthcare has become a right, not a privilege”. I’m paraphrasing and I can’t be bothered to find a clip cause it’ll surely be 20 minutes of droning that sounds like a AC unit switched on.
But it shows just how far we’ve come as a nation. From the days of the Declaration of Independence when our nations founders stated that all men possess as unalienable rights life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, now we can add healthcare to that list.
Rejoice and behold the magnificence that is hope and change.
As of today I would like to make a few more addendums to that list of natural born rights. Too many privileges go unfulfilled for the masses and it is time the proletariat has it’s say.
Perk up your ears Dear Leader, here they come.
- I want a Lamborghini Aventador, no a Porsche 911 Turbo, no a Mclaren MP4-12c, no no a Spyker C8. I can’t decide so I want one of each.
- I want marshmallows to be a food group. I want to eat them all day and not have to throw up from it.
- I want to fight WWII as a real life video game.
- I want to do whatever I want, job wise. Never mind that I’m not good enough to play safety for the Dallas Cowboys.
These are my new rights, so you should figure out how you’re going to make it all happen for me. I have no idea how it’s all going to work, especially that real life video game stuff, but that’s not my problem. I want it all. I want. I want. I want.
I want it. Come on, it’s an investment.
This is a story on Reuters;
Argentine leader’s image falls as inflation soars
Apparently Argentinian President Christina Fernandez’s popularity is half of what it was a year ago, now at 30 percent.
Funny thing what seizing industries for nationalization and pumping government money into markets will do for the rate of inflation, which for Argentina is now around 20 percent.
Of course this isn’t new for the Argentines as they long had one of the most up and down economies in the world.
Still it’s strange that having had so much experience in the matter they haven’t actually learned anything apparently.
Despite achieving incredible growth through the 90’s as the result of privitization and deregulation, they still were crushed by their debt load when the economy crashed thus depreciating the value of their currency.
Argentina is a prime example of what happens when A) debt overwhelms a nations ability to pay for it. Unfortunately like many other nations, Argentina suffers from the forced IMF and World Bank deals that were forced down it’s throat that have since created more problems for it(as it does in the other cases as well) and B) they are finding out that simply making obstructive rules to level the playing field for the people who are doing (government assigned) jobs they are not qualified for is nothing but a hindrance to real economic production.
The good news is that Argentina is a nice place to visit (I once had a college professor who was originally from Argentina). As long as inflation keeps going up, it will be cheaper to travel down there and have a nice steak dinner for the price of Mcdonalds.
A little story is making it’s way to the corners of the internet regarding the recent Empire State building shooting fracas in New York City.
The crux of the story is that of the 9 people wounded during the events, all 9 of them were wounded by shots fired by the NYPD.
It’s been stated that both officers have never before fired their guns on the job. Though you can’t blame them for not firing their weapons on patrol if the opportunity doesn’t present itself. However you have to wonder how much training the had in target selection and aiming their weapons.
Considering how every single police officer in the nation will state how their safety is their biggest concern in everything they do, you’d expect them to be able to ensure their safety by knowing how to use their guns.
Then again this was in NYC so perhaps these officers suffered from a lack of time to complete that training, what with the sexual harassment courses, and learning how to spot illegal big gulps, firearms training has to take a backseat to the important stuff.
Once again a police department displays it’s complete lack of truth in the “Protect and Serve” motto. The only thing most police departments/officers care about is federal funding, pensions, and the privilages of ‘bending’ the laws in their favor.
For more details read the stories on the thetruthaboutguns.com or theblaze.com
With the Democrat/Media playing up the narrative of a Republican war on women, the Democrats are set to have Sandra Fluke speak at their convention in Charlotte.
Here’s a small quote of hers previously;
“This controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident,” Fluke wrote. “It’s a reflection of a Republican Party whose policies are dangerous for women.”
As one statement it well summarizes the narrative the media and democrats are trying to create.
If that many women really believe that a Republican victory will cause them to be chained to the kitchen, then perhaps they should be.
For the sake of humanity and the integrity of the United States if they’re really that naive and foolish perhaps it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep them locked up and away from anything even remotely important.
This video has been making the rounds today.
It goes well with this one that’s began making the rounds a few days ago.
They contrast quite well and one serves as quite a good form of vindication of the others purpose.
Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. This time is the report that his “good friend” is receiving a $20 million loan from the federal government to open a luxury car dealership in Ukraine as reported by the Daily Caller.
First is whether or not the money will be paid back. I don’t entirely have a problem with the government spending money giving businesses loans, so long as they pay it back. However with what we’ve seen from the Obama Whitehouse and its knack for picking losers its not exactly a policy that should be pursued with vigor considering how much has already been lost.
However, as a sidenote to this point, it should be asked, if you’re already a successful car dealership owner how do you not have enough money to fund your own business plans? Makes me think is just smart enough to know he doesn’t have to put his own money on the line.
Second, as someone who has spent several seeks in Ukraine earlier this year I am quite fond of that nation and also a bit familiar with it. One thing my familiarity tells me is that $20 million dollars goes a long way in Ukraine. I can’t imagine it costing $20 million dollars to open two car dealerships and that is only compounded by what it might cost in Hryvna.
As part of experience in Ukraine I noticed a lack of concern on a lot of construction projects and little details that tend to go unnoticed typically, such as unfinished sidewalks in front of banks. As a came to learn, as nice as Ukraine is, a lot of corruption and graft prevents most work from being completed because the right people simply haven’t received their cut and won’t give their approval.
I wonder if US taxpayers will be happy paying for the bribes in order to get this dealership completed if not they should at least be prepared to be funding a half finished project.
In all the talk about Vice President Biden’s gaffe-proneness due to his latest statement from the video above, one thing that is being neglected in the discussion is the context of what was said. Sure Biden’s a goof, and that’s not exactly something you want in a VP, but lets put that aside and look at what he was trying to say rather than the ridiculous way he did it.
VP Biden, as part of the democrat talking point, has stated that Mitt Romney and the republicans want to “unchain” wall street, and that that in turn would put the citzenry “back in chains”.
Yes republicans want to ease up the regulations that choke not only the banking and financial sectors but every sector of the economy.
Still the main point in unchaining the banking/financial industries is that they will then be allowed to operate freely and also be held responsible for their actions. Allow them to be independent and void of any and all government butt covering bailouts.
Today illegal immigrants are allowed to file paperwork to allow themselves to stay in the United States.
Here’s a CBS News video on the matter.
Here’s another video on illegal immigrants though this one from the actions on the matter in Europe.
A bit of a noticeable contrast. Good news is that as the Europeans attempt to undo their own destruction they created through socialism the United States is making efforts to embrace their failed policies. How is that good news? 60 years of socialist destruction later the United States might get back to principals again. Too bad we’ll all be dead by then and the nation will be so ravaged it won’t be worth taking back.