Archive for January, 2010
America has spoken. They are buying cars from the company that didn’t take any bailout help.
Kudos to Ford for turning it around and kudos to the American people for chosing a company that didn’t need to be bought out by the Federal Gov’t.
My next vehicle will be a Ford….
First and foremost, I need to get out of the way that I hope the bobble head makers were watching the speech b/c VP Joe Biden looked like a damn bobble head with a cheesy grin on his face and Nancy Pelosi looked like an overly madeup botox abusing hypocrite. She also reminded me of the clown in Steven King’s movie “It”.
1. He hated the bank bailout but yet he signed it. We all hated the bank bailout and why he even though he hated it, went with it anyway.
2. Forgiving of Student Loans at 20 years. Who is going to pay for that? Although I like the fact that no more than 10% of your income would go to the repayment each month.
3. We need to export more goods. Um…DUH!
4. I found it offensive when the queen of earmarks, Nancy Pelosi, stood when the president asked for the government to be more transparent.
5. No outline for health care plan. He just called for congress to put one his desk…and since the current one is on life support at best, he should have a plan for something new. Tell us what you want….
6. Extend middle class tax cuts? The last tax break I got was during the Bush Administration. If he is talking to the 2009 Tax Breaks…Those weren’t tax breaks. People are starting to feel that as they file their 2009 Tax Returns.
7. Scolding the Supreme Court for their decision…probably not a good idea. Although the Supreme Court is looking pretty rough.
8. Scolding senate republicans for requiring 60 votes to pass anything. Um excuse me, but Sen. Tom ‘I lost touch with South Dakota’ Daschle was the king of filibusters.
9. Calling his own party a bunch of pushovers made me laugh. Flip flop, flip flop dupity do….
There was a thing that I liked….Tax Breaks to small businesses as they do employ the most Americans. Let’s just hope they are real tax breaks…
Politifact undertook the task of fact checking Obama and Bob McDonnell. I probably should have live blogged the whole deal, but I prefer to read the speech and reactions. I cannot stand constant applause and ovations for various policies as politics regardless of which party is doing it. It drives me nuts. I also had class that ran into it.
I would like to point out to tea party people that:
Obama was right that 95 percent of working families have gotten a tax cut.
Perhaps the tea party is made up of people entirely from the higher tax brackets, but I doubt it.
Also, Dr promised me last night he would post his thoughts today, and he seemed upset. I have been eagerly awaiting his angry tirade about whatever bothered him so much. So we have that to look forward to.
Personally, I enjoyed Obama calling Republicans out for making everything require 60 votes and Democrats for being pushovers.
Enjoy Dr’s tirade.
The Tea Party movement has had its problems, and their convention seems as though it may have one. Representatives Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn have pulled out as speakers. Their offices said it was because they aren’t sure how the proceeds from the event can be used.
The event is being run by Tennessee lawyer Judson Phillips, and he says he hopes to turn a profit. This, along with Palin’s $100,000 speaking fee and the ticket price of $549, has many tea partiers boycotting the event.
I realize politicians get paid large amounts of money to talk, but this seems like an odd decision. This group is protesting what they deem to be pointless spending, and they are willing to spend $100,000 for a woman who was governor of Alaska for a few years. In addition to that, they expect people to pay $549 to hear what they already know she will say and likely agree with.
This isn’t the first split for the partiers, and I doubt it will be the last.
People have questioned their “grass-roots” status since its inception (many called it astroturf and others question how Fox News was a huge promoter) and I doubt this will help their image.
Enjoy Parks and Recreation tonight. Also, Archer is on FX tonight and is an awesome show. Check it out.
Obama is going to announce a plan to create jobs. The plan will use $8 billion to create high-speed rails between cities.
The creation of these rails should also create a lot of jobs. The Obama administration is going to announce this plan to signify their commitment to creating jobs.
Enjoy the Ipad.
James O’Keefe, the guys that started the ACORN scandal, and three other dudes were arrested. He was again undercover, this time in the office of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA).
They dressed up like telephone repairmen to infiltrate her office. Their intent was to bug her phone lines, or to commit a felony.
The ACORN thing made for some interesting TV and some huge overreactions, but at least it wasn’t a felony. This is a pretty young guy that could have probably parlayed his ACORN thing into a talk show somewhere.
But who am I kidding, trying to pull a Nixon will probably end up getting him a con-man reality show.
Enjoy Sobe’s agave lemonade lifewater. I would normally make fun of something like this but it is delicious.
My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.
That’s SC Lt. Governor Andre Bauer’s take on programs designed to feed hungry people. This would include reduced-priced or free lunch programs, in which 58% of SC students participate. Can’t go giving those stray kids meals because they’ll just make babies, I guess.
He’s running for the Republican nomination for governor. I can’t decide which was worse – Mark Sanford hiking the Appalachian Trail all the way to his Argentine mistress or this guy calling people stray animals.
He says the schools with the worst test scores are the schools that give out free lunches. He obviously doesn’t understand that correlation isn’t causation. Because most murders occur when ice cream sales are high, should we ban the sale of ice cream? Or could it be that a third factor, high temperatures, are the cause of both? Should we let kids go hungry, which will only makes scores worse, because school lunches must cause bad scores; or could it be that a third factor, poor neighborhoods and schools, is the real culprit? Schools in poor neighborhoods tend to score worse.
Bauer is basically saying if a child’s parents aren’t active enough, he will punish the child. It’s not often you hear a politician run on starving children so they can’t reproduce (stupid stray animals). It’s so refreshing to hear a politician speak his mind. Let’s hope it ends his gubernatorial bid instantly.
If he’s so worried about reproduction, perhaps he should campaign on comprehensive sex education and readily available birth control. But something tells me that won’t happen.
Enjoy his attempt to spin this, in which he said he didn’t compare people to stray animals, then, yet again, compared people to stray animals.
So I will get it out in the open right away, I am not a Vikings fan but Favre is making me laugh uncontrolably. With that, I need to share these hilarious videos with everyone.
My predictions for the games this weekend…
Jets 13 OT
Get your self prepared for a Jets/Vikes Superbowl….
Update: Keith has apologized for his comments and offered to go on the Daily Show. He even said “Point taken. Sorry.” Say what you will about Keith but a pundit taking criticism and apologizing is sort of nice to see.
Keth Olbermann went off on Scott Brown saying he is “”an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.” Keith later put forth his reasoning for that statement. The Daily Show examined Olbermann’s reasoning, and it is flat-out weak. Stewart then goes on to skewer Olbermann in a Special Comment, a tactic made famous by Olbermann. Check it out:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Special Comment – Keith Olbermann’s Name-Calling|
I couldn’t agree more with Jon on this one. Keith originally seemed like a breath of fresh air to many liberals because we had something to be angry about. But mounting that same anger at a target that seems incredibly undeserving of it just makes it seem cheap and disingenuous, or perhaps just misplaced. Keith started as an alternative to people like Rush and O’Reilly, but he is simply becoming their equal.
Olbermann chose not to respond to the meat of Stewart’s piece, instead saying “It was a little bit of a ripoff of the Affleck thing, but overall, I’d give it a B-.” Hopefully he gets the point and quits shouting just to shout.
Enjoy John Oliver’s show.
While we’re posting clips from the Daily Show, I figured I should post this video. Jon takes on pundits politicizing the earthquake in Haiti. Rush, Robertson, and Maddow all get what for. (I’ve been watching a lot of Mad Men recently.)
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Haiti Earthquake Reactions|
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