Sunday, August 21, 2011


With PoliticallyInsane being on vacation, I'm going to try my hand at writing his style for you. Forgive me if I fail.

I can honestly say that I am disappointed in America. More specifically, I'm disappointed in the American people. 
More disappointed than that time my bike got stolen.
Gone are the days that we, the every man, the typical worker, the backbone of this nation, care about our country. Gone are the days of Americans caring more about this country succeeding than about their own pocketbooks. Gone are the days of respect and dignity. We've turned into a society of leaches that will suck the motherland dry.

What ever happened to this mindset?
That's the mindset we need to have in these pressing days, these trying times. We need to be able to stand up, do without, and give back to the nation that has provided a safe home to us for all these years. Hard work built this nation, and only hard work can keep it strong.

Remember that, next time you're in line for unemployment.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Top 5 Reasons that you shouldn't vote for Obama (If you voted for him in 2008).

There are tons of reasons not to vote for Obama, but here the five best for those of you who already voted for him once.

5. Obama care was a huge flop.
One of Obama's major campaign issues was nation-wide health coverage. Today, almost three years later, we're no closer to that goal. In fact, the bill he passed isn't even close to being nation wide, as there are over 1300 exemptions to the bill. Entire states, unions, government employees, corporations are immune to the bill.

4. Vowed to lower debt; debt is now higher than ever.
Another one of Obama's major issues was the budget, debt and deficit. Taxes were too low, spending was too high, and the difference between the two was huge. Today it's even worse. Taxes haven't gone up (thankfully?), but spending hasn't gone down. It's not only gone up, it's gone WAY up. If Bush was bad on spending, then Obama is horrendous. 

3. Vowed to end the wars; now in more conflicts than before.
Yet another one of Obama's main issues was the conflicts overseas. He promised to bring our young service men and women home, but in fact, he's sent them to even more places than they were before. Fighting has extended into Pakistan, and there are even troops staged waiting to enter Libya. 
2. Government pay is out of control.
Salary of the US President ..................$400,000 
Salary of retired US Presidents .............$180,000 
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,00​0 
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ...... $193,400
...Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN $38,000. Where do you think He wants to make his cuts? To the Military pay, of course. Let's not forget about the whole teacher's strike where they're demanding even more money, when they already are making on average $70,000 a year when you're including their benefits. Ludicrousness. 
And lastly, my favorite;
1. He hasn't kept a single promise!
 At least President Bush did what he said he was going to do. Even if you didn't like the man, you knew what he was going to do politically. It feels like Obama uses a D12 to make his decisions. Ehhhh, today I feel like sending troops to Pakistan. Ehhhh, today I feel like taking some out of Iraq. Ehhh, nah, lets send them to Libya. Hmmm, I think I'll take a vacation for a month. Deuces!

Anyhow, join me in saying Nope in 2012.

Oh, this one is probably a better #2 than the #2 that I posted (but, government pay is a huge issue for me, so I had to include it). African Americans are worse off today than they were in 2008. And they are more worse when compared to 2008 values than any other ethnic group.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

[Archive] Public Response, Volume 2

My last Public Response post was pretty popular, so I figure I'll give it another go. I'll be doing this monthly from now on, and I'll try to respond to every (educated) comment left on any of my posts.

Melanie over at !NO REALLY YOU CAN EAT IT! said...
I don't even know what to say. This just makes me sick. I said it earlier and I will say it she can serve her time for lying (if she gets any additional. I would not be surprised if she gets time served and probation) and I am sure she already has a book deal in the works. She can live off the money she makes off of that and have a great life...and then burn in hell. I hope she has enough sense to not reproduce again.
PoliticallyInsane said...
I keep hearing people complain that she's going to write a book and be rich from it. Who's going to buy it? I know I won't, simply because she doesn't deserve any of my money. Hopefully the rest of the world feels the same way, and lets this story fall to the wayside rather than the continual coverage keeping our interests peeked.
Also, I think Caylee's father's mother is trying to pass a civil suit that'd prevent any profiteering from the case. Hopefully it can go through.

From #imisswhen

Melanie still from !NO REALLY YOU CAN EAT IT! said...
In my humble little opinion, what we need here are about four more viable political parties. Unfortunatly, I just don't see this happening as the Republicans and Democrats are all about $$$$$$ and will never give up their hold. And I am sure they will pull out some Patriot Act bs about how not supporting one of them means you don't support the USA. Also, I would love to read Bush's book. I didn't vote for Obama (or McCain for that matter), and I stand by that decision.

More political parties, is potentially a solution. But that could also bring around a lot more problems. You think the senate does nothing now? Imagine with four more different opinion groups in the senate trying to get stuff done. It won't happen. That said, one more party would be nice. If the libertarians could get a real candidate together and actually have a shot at the presidency, I'd toss a vote their way. You're right about greed being a serious problem, but I think it's more about power than it is about money.

ScottD from Top Value said... 
It will all be better when I am made your God Emperor! But seriously as soon as Obongo was elected my business went down 50% and then some. All we have gotten are more taxes, higher interest, more laws restricting our freedom. The only ones who have reaped the rewards are banks, insurance, govt agencies. By electing a republican will just be more shit. Republicans and Dems have been bought and paid for along time ago. We must take down the federal reserve. Elect officials from all careers, are not just laywers, maybe some doctors, scientists, even a car mechanic. Dismantle and rebuild our whole govt structure. Stop the process lobbying and make getting caught doing it an act of treason. Stop all military spending on foreign soil. (we have it for defense right) get rid of the patriot act. Put huge taxes and tariffs on imports and us companies on foreign soil. Stop the dumbing down and brainwashing agenda in our school system and universities. Get rid of Govt employee pensions and perks( make them invest and 401k like the rest of us). Limit all political terms. If the budget can not be balanced allcongress and house will be held accountable for poor job performance and have their job terminated like every other business)
Get rid of the president alltogether. They are just a figure head for their political parties agenda and have no real power anyway. Just have a press secretary brief the public.

I think Scott is a little angry with the current situation. I don't blame him, and he does make some good points. However;
  • Lobbying may sound evil but it really isn't. It is impossible for one person to have their voice heard in our political system, just because of how massive our system is. A lobby is a lot like an interest group. It's a collective group of individuals with similar goals that when combined, their voice is actually able to be heard. Without lobbying, the politicians would be unable to actually serve the people, because they wouldn't know what they want. I think you mean to say, stop bribes, which is very different and already illegal. It can still happens through some loopholes in the redtape, though.
  • The president is more important than you think, and has a lot more power than you think.
  • Military spending overseas is very important to maintain a position of strength in foreign policy around the world. It's always better to debate from the high ground.
  • The exporting of jobs isn't as bad as it's often made out to be, either. If you don't export your low-end jobs, inflation runs rapid and the job market stagnates.

iSpy from iSpy politics said...
Why shouldn't they pay more? Theyve got more money than they know what to do with...

They might have a ton of money, but it isn't like they're just filling Olympic sized pools with it and going for a swim. The rich spend. They keep the rest of us employed! And, the richest 25% already pay 90% of all taxes. They're not going to open new shops, new factories, new anything if you take them to death!

Well, that was all for the comments this month! I'm looking forward to when I have to do this weekly, and not monthly.


[Archive] Obama care -- Ohio to attempt to toss it out!

Being from Pennsylvania, it's fun (and easy) to make fun of people from Ohio. Unfortunately (well, probably fortunately), they've taken a drastic step to being on my list of things I won't make fun of anymore. This is because, they've managed to collect a whopping 427,000 signatures against Obama Care. That gives them the ability to put the issue on the ballet and vote on the health care plan in the upcoming 2012 elections. That isn't to say that the grass-roots effort will stop there. They will still have many hurdles in the near future to ensure this constitutional atrocity of a bill will not be harmful to their state.

You can read the full article here.

This bit of happy news prompted me to do some research. It turns out that Ohio isn't the only place seeking exemption from our elected overlord's health plan -- they're just the most recent. In fact, as of mid March, there were already over 1300 exemptions written. Isn't that curious? I thought Obama Care was the keystone  to his election promises. You know, bring healthcare to the people and all that jazz. Isn't that what the democrats thought was so precious? Yeah, I thought so too. Until I saw who some of these exemptions were.

Here's my (least) favorite parts of the list.

  • Unions! (I really need to get to work on that Why Unions are Poison article I've been talking about)
    • Obama's number one group of fans doesn't have to abide by the same rules as the rest of the country. Why should they? They did vote him in, after all.
  • Government employees!
    • You know, it sure would be nice if my boss could force the rest of the country to do something, but not me. I guess that's how it feels to work in the public sector these days. Also, lets think back to how I wrote about the teacher's union (look at that, a union of public employees) was getting out of hand. Funny, I just might have been right.
  • People in the states of Nevada, New Hampshire and Maine.
    • I really wonder what makes these blessed states so special? Could it be that they're the states of prominent leaders in the Democratic party? Oh wait, they're totally states of the leaders of the Democratic party.
This last one is my super favorite. All you have to do to exempt yourself from Obama Care is...
  • Open a shop in Nancy Pelosi's district! 
    • That's right. Nearly 20% of the 1300+ exemptions, are to businesses in the former speaker's district. How coincidental is that?
You can more about this here.

This is some very interesting information, and from it, we can draw some very interesting conclusions. If the Unions don't want it, if the very employees of the government that is trying to give it to us don't want it, if Harry Reid doesn't want it in his home state, and if it isn't good enough for the people in Pelosi's district, then it simply isn't good enough for the rest of the country. When will they realize that the people do not want socialized health care? Why do they continue to force it down our throats? How can they possibly continue to market it as such a success? What do you think?


[Archive] #imisswhen

I sure miss this guy right about now...

What has Obama given us? Nothing good, that's for sure. Higher debt, higher spending, higher taxes. More entitlement programs, bigger government. Is this really what we were hoping for when we elected this man? I really don't understand how he can continue to push for his reelection, when he hasn't delivered on a single campaign promise. I thought he was supposed to bring us together, but instead we're further apart. I thought he was supposed to change things for the better, not for the worse.

If that's better, I must be politically insane.

The funny thing is, I didn't even care for Bush while he was president. I always thought he was a babbling idiot. I'm really glad I read his book - Decision Points - it gave me a whole new respect for the man.

What about you? If you voted for Obama, do you regret it? How do you feel about Bush?


[Archive] I can see why they're not on real TV..

Here's an interesting video response to Obama's recent address to the nation.

Now, I can see why they're not on TV, but they make a lot of good points. The richest 20% of this country pays 45% of the taxes, and the richest 40% pay 95% of the taxes. How can we honestly expect them to pay any more than they do? Do we really expect a free ride on the shoulders of the wealthy?

What are your opinions on what Obama and the pundits had to say?


[Archive] Who's fault is this recession, really?

A ton of finger pointing has been done, and a lot of people seem to think that it's Bush's fault. I tend to disagree, after all, I think everybody agrees that the housing bubble started this economic downturn and it was the GSEs that was it’s keystone. This is a interesting montage of  a discussion in 2004. Check out the key players that are defending those practices.

Here's a great video to show you exactly who was on what side of the debate back in 2004, when things were great.