Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bailout Bill and the Faux Bank


Yeah, we're fooled by this, really... yeah.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This Just In: Bailout of Big 3 Carmakers

An anonymous source has just announced that the Democrats are going to prove that their proposed bailout of the "big 3 car makers" is not payback to the auto unions for lobbying and donating large sums of money to the Democratic party during the 2008 campaign. To prove that their intent is only to revive struggling businesses that have run their companies into the ground so the economy will once again flourish, no matter what, the Democrats are proposing to bail out the following industries:

8 track tape manufacturers
cassette tape manufacturers
Beta VCR manufacturers
A.M. Radio
Lawn Jart makers
Rotary phone makers
Delorian cars
Eastern Airlines
Pan Am Airlines
Disco
Laser disc makers
The Pinto
The Edsel
Leg warmer and headband manufacturers

Proving to the world that if you run a failing company, don't invest your earnings into R&D to create new products that the population will want to buy, and are such a failure that even venture capitalists don't want to invest in your future, that the people's tax dollars will save them instead... for another month or so and then they'll come begging for more of the people's hard earned money.

Friday, November 07, 2008

This is change?

I posted a few links on Facebook that has some people jumping all over me. Yes, I am questioning this “Change” we are suppose to undergo under our new President-Elect Obama.

Being the Commander-in-Chief, I respect the man for the position he holds, and will obey all lawful orders like the good soldier I was in the Air Force (ok, stop snickering... blue suited coffee drinker is better, I suppose?)

I said that I would give him a chance to prove himself to me, just like he said in his election night speech, and I am, but I’m just a bit confused about a few things.

For the past two years, we’ve heard nothing but change, change, change. Look to the future, don’t look in the past. We can’t have John McCain because for 26 years he did nothing. We can’t have George Bush because for 8 years he did nothing. We needed Mr. Obama and he would bring change to the government, and he would turn everything around and it would be change that we could believe in.

So what does he do?

He names Washington Insider Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff and Washington Insider Henry Rivera to head a transition team focused on the FCC.

Emanuel spent some time as a Board Member on Freddie Mac, during the time it was in the process of taking a huge dump on the American Taxpayers. Rivera is a proponent of the “Fairness Doctrine”.

Proponents of President-elect Obama say that a person’s association should not be held against them, and can cite a myriad of other examples where a Conservative Washington Insider botched a job and yet got hired on to another lucrative job inside the beltway. I think this is where I point out that two wrongs don’t make a right, now does it. If the hiring of inept morons into higher positions of authority is bad for conservatives, it should be considered bad for liberals. I will also go out on a limb and say that for our next President to win on a platform of “change” and then to just apparently go out and do the very same things that he admonished his competitors about... that’s a bit hypocritical, don’t you think?

Change would have been our President-Elect reaching out to the MYRIAD of successful entrepreneurs and business people and hiring them, not washington insiders, to come in and clean up the government. Hiring people from Youtube to oversee the FCC, for instance. Someone from E-bay to deal with this financial fiasco, google would be a land mind of opportunity to find someone as chief of staff, the possibilities are endless for talent, and success in the public sector. Even if he had reached out and found unproven, unknown, but talented and motivated people, that would have been change.

No, apparently we’re digging up the old-time politicians and washington insiders, the same people who have buried themselves like a leech feasting on the big toe of the U.S.

Just one last point before I end this post. I can understand the Chief of Staff, and after our President-Elect’s speech today about moving fast to help this poor economy... what does the FCC have to do with that? What’s the rush on that transition. Makes me wonder.

Mercury, not just for breakfast anymore

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Where Was I?

Oh yes, that whole election thing just made my brain bubble.

Don't worry, I have plenty more sarcastic and horrible cartoons to post on the whole bailout fiasco, that's not over by any stretch of the imagination, but the whole election thing... dang!

I have to confess, I'm a conservative by nature. Raised in the wild by hippy democrats, I was dragged along to all manner of political event for the idealistic democratic party. Each and every time, my parents were bitterly disappointed when their party either lost, or was assassinated. I did that whole radical thing as a kid and teen, swearing to the end that I was a true blue democrat... then I joined the military, got out and subsequently started making a ton of money as a government contractor and well... I know who pays the military and the government contractors better, so yeah, I'm a sell out. I admit it.

I actually like Sarah Palin. Go ahead, rant and rave about it, don't care.
I voted for McCain/Palin... have at it.

Now that Barack Obama won and will be our next President of the United States... I will honor him and his office, and I do hope that he can do all that he says he will.

I want to believe that he can change the corrupt and bloated government.
I want to believe that he will lead us all to a better, brighter, safer future.

I believe that of all Presidents who go into that office. I don't think that any of them go in meaning to do more harm than good, or cause us all to suffer.

I also believe that the office of the President is not responsible for the crappy things that happen in this nation, it is the work of corrupt, fat, bloated politicians that sit in our Senate and Congress and languish there getting fatter and more corrupt with power and money. They overstay their welcome, pollute all of the new idealogical people that enter their hallowed halls of shame, and suck up the benefits and money from our sweat and hard work.

I want to believe that President Obama will lead us out of this horrible stagnent system... but I also know how powerful it is. Just like all of them before him, I predict that:

The first two years his lack of progress in solving our problems will be blamed on the Bush administration.
The final two years, the media, the people he's chosen to help him, and the people that voted him into office will turn on him and blame him for whatever happens, never satisfied with small results, they'll always want more.

His power, his breathtaking speeches, his energy and life blood will be sucked dry by the political backstabbing, corruption, and power of those that refuse to budge from their powerful positions and give up that dirty money that gives them what they want.

The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This election is no different than the others... and while Reagan provided us with what I felt was the best of a nation... we quickly lapsed farther into the depths of corruption and mismanagement once his hand released the tiller of this nation.

I want to believe... really I do.