Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Harry S. Truman

President Obama is hosting the new Congressional Leadership taking over in January for a short private meeting at The White House. I can understand why he would want it to be private if he's going to bend over to the GOP the way he has in the last couple of years.

I could have sworn they were going to have a dinner so I had my secrete undercover people in the administration see what they could learn. I guess the Dinner is still pending but they are having trouble getting all the egos to agree to set a date.

I managed to get some inside information on the plans so far. They reflect the new austerity measures at the White House matching those that almost everyone in the country has been forced to adopt due to Congressional inaction.
 My contact almost got caught so excuse the quality of the pictures.
Wikkieleaks ain't got nuthin on me.

Hope my guy got away in time.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.

Maria Bartiromo

Funny thing how this terrible new practice of making sure people who get on a plane in this country are safe has suddenly come to dominate the news the last few days. Maybe 2% of people who go through security are being searched in a more effective way. There are as always with something like this a lot of outraged voices heard and a lot of botched implementation of the TSA policies. My question is, why has this suddenly become the most important talking point coming out of the conservative message machine. Lots of outrage and lots of misinformation filling up a lot of TV talk time and print space that contained information on other issues. Whatever happened to the unemployment extension votes and the Bush tax cut fight. I had started to notice that people seemed to be paying a little more attention to what the Republicans in Congress have been up to and not in a good way. Then there is the report that just came out showing that big business profits are the highest in recorded history this year combined with the announcement that unemployment will remain high for a long time. A lot of people don’t seem to be able to take in more than one issue at a time and it funny how something always seems to come up to distract them just when they seem engaged. But no jobs or unemployment benefits and more money going into the richest pockets so we can have even more debt does not matter. Hell, being groped in the airport might be the highlight of your holiday.
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Monday, November 08, 2010
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. Woodrow Wilson

I'm starting to get annoyed with most of the talking heads I'm hearing since the election. Everywhere I turn is someone saying that the election was Obama's failure. I, like a lot of people have been disappointed with his attempts to work with the Republicans when even my three year old Granddaughter knew it would never happen. I think that a lot of those problems are going to be gone with Rom Emanuel.
I believe that the main reason for the Democratic defeat was much more due to the habit they have of bending over and being the Republican's bitches.
Even when in the majority they let the Republicans call the tune.
Over 400 bills just sitting because the Republicans objected, using made up rules that have one thing in common. They are all in place to thwart the will of the people.
The bills that did get through the Senate were hopelessly watered down for no reason since the Republicans didn't vote for them even then.
Hundreds of people picked by the administration to work in positions throughout the government and Judges to fill empty courts waiting because one Republican objected to their appointment. Meaning that every Federal trial is delayed due to a shortage of judges and where the other positions remain unfilled or in many cases a person who was planted by the Bush Administration before they left is filling the position.
Since the stated Republican goal is to ruin the Obama Presidency I'm sure they are just doing a hell of a job.
Add to this the so called Blue dog Democrats who are actually just moderate Republicans who have no home in that party anymore and I'm surprised there were any bills passed.
I'm just saying that to me it seems Obama had less to do with the Democratic failure than say the 535 or so men and women who were sent to do the peoples business and spent almost two years playing their fiddles while Rome burned.
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