Thats a Nice Candidate You Got There

You know you're in trouble when someone comes up to you and says something like: "Thats a nice restaurant you got there, it would be a shame if it burnt down." Because you know the next line goes like this: "I can make sure that doesn't happen, if the price is right".

Hillary Clinton did exactly that the other day by recalling assassinations and other maladies during this primary. She essentially said: 'Thats a nice candidate you got there, it would be a shame if something happened to him'. The question is, what is her price?


Just for the record....

Al Gore lost the presidential election. Not because he lost Florida, but because he lost his home state of Tennessee. If he won his homestate, it would not have mattered what happened in Florida.


Ironic Politics

This is probably old news to a lot of people but I just heard this so I thought I'd share it.

West Virginia Senator, Robert Byrd, a former member of the KKK, is supporting Barack Obama for President. Just goes to show you how bad Hillary is.

Jesse Helms must be rolling over in his grave.


I Can!

The last I checked, this is America. This country was founded by people who didn't know the word Can't. The pilgrims came here because the could. Our Founding fathers, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, etc. fought the British for our freedom because they could. It is the 'I Can' attitude that Americans have that make this country the greatest.

It is the 'You can't' attitude of governments that is the hallmark of Socialism, Marxism and every 2-bit tinpot dictator that suppresses their people from achieving greatness.

The last time an American Politician told us 'we can't' was Jimmy Carter. he was soundly defeated by a man who said ' We can'.

Now candidate Obama is telling us 'we can't'. From AFP via Drudge comes Obama's quote:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

Obama expects us to freeze ourselves in the winter, and pack our large families into tiny unsafe vehicles. He will dictate to us Americans what we cannot do. This is not leadership... this is dictatorship. this is not the American way, it is the Russian or Chinese way. It is the path towards socialism that us Americans WILL NOT TOLERATE.

If Obama (or any other politician) wants a truly 'I can' society, then allow us Americans to solve our own energy crisis. We can, if only the fedgov will get the F%^) out of our way. We have solutions already, but fedgov will not allow them to be implemented. For instance, when was the last time a refinery was built? (Answer: over 30 years ago.) Why can we not drill safely and environmentally friendly in Alaska? Why can we not drill offshore to tap huge amounts of oil? Why can we not build wind farms 100 miles offshore? Why can we not build nuclear plants? The answer is that the fedgov's energy policy is 'BANANA's: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.

And another thing, who gives a rat's ass what other people think of us? We are the greatest country in the world because we made it. Us American's should not feel guilty about the possessions we have. We work hard for them and if the rest of the world don't like it, it is because they are jealous of us. I am not willing to succumb to this attitude of guilt. If they want what we have, then they need to dump their socialistic governments and become more like us by working hard for it by adopting the'I can' attitude that is being suppressed in most other countries.

On so many levels, Obama should not be elected. In fact, no liberal should be elected. It is the fastest way down the path of self distruction for this country and the world. He is the next Jimmy Carter, only worse. At least Jimmy Carter had executive experience as governor prior to being elected.


Random Thoughts and Useless Information

Started jogging again and have had some time to allow collect my thoughts. To quote Harvey Korman as Hedley LaMarr in Blazing Saddles; "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

  • The Boston Globe had 3 main articles on the front page today. The most print went to the hospitalization of Teddy Kennedy. The second largest was an article on how the how the Gay community in California was rejoicing over their State Court's reversal of their gay marriage ban and how they are looking to Massuchusetts for help. No Front page on the Chinese Earthquake that has killed tens of thousands, nothing on huge humanitarian tradgedy in Myanmar. Not even any Obama kissing or Hillary bashing.
  • The Globe did have a nice article the Clinton past is catching up with Hillary.
  • I've taken an interest in Hockey now that the Penguins are close to making it to the Stanley Cup. Yes, I guess I'm a bandwagon fan, but it's the Hockey Bandwagon, not just the Penguins. I would be hard pressed to name more than 1 winners of the last 10 Stanley Cups (Didn't the Buffalo Sabers lose to Dallas a few years ago?)
  • It is the middle of May and the Pirates aren't mired in last place. In fact, they are 1 game under .500 and have a better record than the Yankees.
  • Speaking of the Pirates, I'm taking my kids (10 year old twins and and 8 year old) to their 1st major league game over memorial day weekend. We will be in Pittsburgh and go see the Pirates with my brother and his family (no child abuse jokes, please).
  • I've come to the conclusion that I don't hate the Patriots as much as I hate Bill Belicheck. The guy comes off as an arrogant @$$hole and I hope spygate continues to black cloud over his head. In a few years, the Patriots will fall back into mediocrity and we'll see how many true New England fans there really are.
  • I always liked the Boston Celtics (no NBA in Pittsburgh). It's great to see them doing well I guess you can have a good sports teams without a bunch of trash talking, look at me, thugs. A lot of NBA and NFL players should take a look at how well Garnett, Pierce and Allen play together.

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These guys know what there talikng about (even if they did give the Boston Beer Works wild blueberry lager a decent rating. Blueberries and beer?? Don't think so)


Stupid Liberals

q: How stupid are liberals?
a: Very

q: How stupid do liberals think we are?
a: Very

the reason for this pop quiz is the article I just read concerning how Obama wants to have a 'windfall profit tax' on 'big oil found here. The following is the jist of the article:

The plan would target profit from the biggest oil companies by taxing each barrel of oil costing more than $80, according to a fact sheet on the proposal. The tax would help pay for a $1,000 tax cut for working families, an expansion of the earned- income tax credit and assistance for people who can't afford their energy bills.

``The profits right now are so remarkable that one could trim them 10 percent or so, which would turn out to be somewhere in the $15 billion range,'' said Jason Grumet, an adviser to the Obama campaign.

Liberals think this is a good idea. Here is why it is stupid (I'll try to use small words so even liberals can understand basic economics):

Every company is entitled to make money. This is why they are in business. Each company has an earnings target. This is why they have investors. If you raise taxes on a company, they raise prices accordingly. The company will make the same amount of money while the rest of us who consume the product will pay a higher price. All liberals will succeed in doing is create a bigger problem. This concept is fundamental economics that liberals do not understand.

Here is a dirty secret liberals don't want you to know: the oil companies make about 10 cents on each gallon, yet fedgov takes about 18 cents per gallon. Who is ripping off the consumers?

Also, the oil companies are earning roughly 7% in profits. this is in line (and in some cases lower) with other industries. The computer industry makes about 12%. will liberals also tax these profits? Fedgov makes about 25%, shouldn't this be reduce this as well?

One more economic lesson for stupid liberals: there are only 2 ways to reduce the price of oil:
  • Increase supply
  • reduce demand
Since liberals have no interest in increasing supply by tapping America's natural resources by drilling in Alaska or offshore or building new refineries (the youngest is over 30 years old), we are left with reducing demand. We have no way to reduce demand because the new demands are from china and India's new economies.

In conclusion, liberals are actually creating this problem and they do not even realize it. They are stupid.