Scenes from the Occupy L.A. demonstration a.k.a. the Nothing Better To Do Rally.
Strutting and fretting in an insane world.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Obama seems to be counting on the low esteem of Congress for his reelection.
“If Congress does nothing, then it’s not a matter of me running against them. I think the American people will run them out of town, I would love nothing more than to see Congress act so aggressively that I can’t campaign against them as a do-nothing Congress.”That ought to get him a lot of support from the Democrats in Congress. And it IS a matter of him running against Congress. How dumb does he think we are?
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Steve Jobs has died. In the last photo I saw of him, I commented to my wife that he looked like an advanced AIDS patient. (That is NOT an assertion that he had that disease.) He was a visionary, a perfectionist and a hard driver. How sad that he should die so young.
Monday, October 03, 2011
The name of the ranch leased by Perry's father. Am I the only one wondering how Perry was raised in poverty, yet his father was able to rent a 40,000 acres ranch? I don't care what it was called. Prior to the civil rights movement "the N-word" was in common usage even among people who didn't know what it meant or mean any offense by it. Black-eyed Susans the wild flower, were called N----- Heads, because when they lose their petals the seed head reminded people of look of those with ancestry from Sub-Saharan Africa. The name is now politically incorrect and is no longer used. The WaPo story was a hit piece against Rick Perry and has hurt the news paper's reputation more than Mr. Perry's. One of the first things I heard about Perry was his story of a poor east Texas childhood.
The smart, the dumb and the lunkhead. Apparently, Obama really believes that we can ignore our vast oil and gas resources without hurting our economy. He thinks that we'll switch over to electric cars in 5 years, so why bother? And the opportunity for well paying jobs and a massive boost to our economy doesn't seem to have ever crossed his mental threshold. He's never asked himself where all the electricity to charge all these hypothetical car batteries will come from, not to mention how long it will take for 330 million people to junk their old cars and buy new electric ones that cost three times what they can afford. I'm not an engineer or economist, but this is disturbing. He's absolutely ignorant AND shallow. We're importing huge amounts of oil from Canada, to the point where it would justify building a pipeline from Canada to Texas. Yet we have reserves of oil shale and natural gas. When my father died, my mother went into a depression. When I'd go to see her in the evening, she'd be sitting in her house with the lights off, and the furnace off in mid October. I'd ask her why the house was cold and she said she was too poor. She said her food was all gone, but when I looked in her fridge, she had more food than she could eat in a month, and a freezer compartment stuffed with frozen meat. My mother had an excuse: mental illness. Obama has no excuse.
Don't Listen, Gov. Christie!
I'm going nuts with all the people claiming that you're going to run for President. Today Bill Kristol opined on Fox New Sunday that you will join the race. What annoys me even more is the way Republicans in the Tea Party keep announcing that they hate Mitt Romney and keep beating the drum for a new candidate. Gov. Perry was supposedly the guy, until he shot himself in the foot. I like Romney or Cain. I'm a little worried about how Cain would get along with Washington's sea of huge egos, but I'd also like to see how he deals with Congress and bureaucrats when he tells them to ixnay the orkpay. If I were a resident of New Jersey, I'd be thrilled to have you as governor and I'd be pretty upset if you quit during your first term to run for President.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
How ironic is it that Mike Huckabee would provide Mitt Romney one of the best opportunities to address the charges leveled against him about his support for the Massachusetts health care bill? You should listen and think about it, because Romney may be the GOP nominee and you will do harm to the conservative cause if you fail to distinguish "Romneycare"from"Obamacare"or continue to accuse him of supporting abortion..