Saturday, September 01, 2012

Waiting For Superman - Lemon Dance.wmv

Friday, August 31, 2012

Why I'm a conservative #189

Because I believe in the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle.

For instance, I call corn food............ liberals call it fuel..............

As an increasing amount of U.S. corn is being used to meet rising ethanol demand, the United States—the world’s dominant producer and exporter of corn—is exporting less.

Now ask yourself. As we use more corn for fuel instead of food, what happens to food prices? Keep in mind that corn is used in cattle feed, dog food, breakfast cereal, etc, etc.........

When food prices go up who takes the brunt of the pain?

1) A senior citizen on a fixed income?
2) Mitt Romney
3) An opthomoligist
4) A tax accountant in Loveland OH


You didn't build that

She's writing this late in the game, but a lib explains how Obama will wear the "you didn't build that comment" for the entire campaign.............

Many moons ago, I spent a couple of years in a fiction-writing program at a local university. I never finished the novel I aspired to write, but I did learn some valuable lessons. The most important: “It doesn’t matter what you meant. What matters is what you conveyed.” In the context of class, that meant when we were sharing our work and listening to feedback, we couldn’t butt in and say that we’d meant something else. We needed to take ourselves out of our own head and try to understand what our readers had heard.

In the case of Obama’s Roanoke speech, conservatives everywhere heard, ”You don’t get credit for your hard work.” I agree with the Washington Post for giving the Romney campaign  four Pinocchios for repeating the truncated quote ad nauseum. I wish Romney’s team would use the full version. Because even in its full glory, it would inspire largely the same reaction.  The sentiment resonates with small-business owners—and it’s small-business owners who have been most vocal in their response to Obama’s comments, from the co-owner of an Iowa deli who good-naturedly catered an Obama campaign stop in a T-shirt saying, “Government didn’t build my business” to the hardware store owner who was a bit less gracious

Conservatives suspect that President Obama sees government as the solution to everything. Only someone who thinks government is the answer would describe a stimulus program that cost at least $185,000 per job as successful. I can’t think of a starker difference between the liberal and conservative worldviews than the Life of Julia slide show.  Liberals look at that video and see a woman aided by a social safety net. Conservatives look at it and are creeped out by the fact that liberals think the very-capable-seeming Julia can’t do anything without government help.

That same sentiment comes through in the “You Didn’t Build That” speech. Obama’s words contain an undertone that business owners are selfish, that they are ungrateful toward those teachers who helped them along the way. And that is where Obama’s misunderstanding of small business, real or perceived, shines through.

Quite apart from whatever taxes they pay, small-business owners are part of the very fabric of their communities. Someone has to run the pharmacy. Someone has to run the gas stations. Local businesses don’t send their profits back to Bentonville, Ark.; Minneapolis, Minn.; or Cupertino, Calif., but rather put them back into the community. The restaurant owner gets his produce and meat from local stores, the mechanic hires a local painter to spruce up his shop. They are the ones who not only give money to the athletic booster club and the PTA, but show up to help out at fundraisers.  And if that teacher who helped them with their math homework stops by, the owner gives her a free oil change or an extra slice of pie for dessert.

It's a good read.....

MSNBC Claims that Republicans Are Trying to Tie Obama to Tiger Woods

Mitch McConnell points out that Obama spends more time on the golf course than running the country.

There for...........

Obama = golf = PGA = Tiger Woods = Tiger Woods is black = Barack Obama is Black = Republicans are racist

I think Larry is watching too many Direct TV ads........

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chris Matthews: Chicago

Funny, I don't remember in my republican playbook seeing any reference to "Chicago". Maybe I have an old version of the magic decoder book.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Life in "Progress" State - Illinois edition

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday downgraded Illinois' credit rating by one notch to A from A-plus, citing the state's large budget imbalance and an $83 billion unfunded pension liability.

The action affecting the state's general obligation bonds comes less than two weeks after a special Illinois legislative session on pension reform ended without a solution to rein in costs for the state's five pension funds.

"The downgrade reflects the state's weak pension funding levels and lack of action on reform measures intended to improve funding levels and diminish cost pressures associated with annual contributions," said S&P analyst Robin Prunty in a statement.

Investors in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market have been demanding higher yields for Illinois debt as the state's fiscal problems fester. Many states are struggling with budgetary constraints and pension liabilities, but the fiscal problems in Illinois predate the 2007-2009 recession and have continued to worsen.

It also keeps Illinois as the second lowest-rated U.S. state after California, which is rated A-minus by S&P.

Life in "Progress" City - Chicago edition

Chicago Teachers Union officials filed a 10-day notice of intent to strike Wednesday, thrusting teachers closer to a walkout that could begin as early as the fifth day of the new school year.
Wednesday’s filing comes one day before an emergency meeting of the union’s House of Delegates, when the setting of a strike date will likely be discussed.

Both steps are required before the 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union can wage the first CTU walkout since the tumultuous 19-day strike of 1987.

At a news conference announcing the filing of the 10-day notice, CTU President Karen Lewis said it was “the only way to get the Board’s attention.’’


Mia Love Speech Republican National Convention RNC

Monday, August 27, 2012

Life in "Progress" City - Camden edition

From the city where there hasn't been a republican in city government............. maybe.............. ever.............

Camden, N.J., consistently ranked among the 10 most dangerous cities in the U.S., is losing its police department in an attempt to shave millions of dollars from its budget.

The city is not becoming a completely lawless land. It will be under the jurisdiction of a new, non-union division of the Camden County Police.
Camden Fraternal Order of Police President John Williamson told that the move is “definitely a form of union-busting.”

Fewer than half of the 460 officers of the Camden Police Department will transfer to the new county division. Laid-off officers will be training their county “Metro Division” replacements, according to Williamson.