The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Time To Pay The Fiddler

Normally, I shy away from political posts. You know the 2 things never to discuss among friends is politics and religion. Well I'm going to break both those with the next sentence.

Jeezus H. Christ, It's been less than 2 months since Obama was sworn in and already I am beaten down with the "Antichristers". You know who I'm talking about. All those people playing the end of the world card. If you listen to them we won't have to wait until 2012 for everything to end.

Here's the gameplan:

  1. Obama is elected

  2. Obama is sworn in on The Quoran

  3. Obama outlaws guns

  4. Obama outlaws Christianity

  5. Obama steals from the rich and gives to the lazy

  6. Obama pardons Osama Bin Laden (they ARE related!)

  7. Obama burns the American flag

  8. Obama signs over the deed to China

  9. Obama dances on America's grave as the 4 Horsemen ride past

  10. Obama, Obama, Obama!!!

My God, what a thrashing! And to think all I've heard for the last 8 years is what a whiney, sour grapes, lilly livered bunch of people "Libruls" are.

I watched the HBO special "Right America: Feeling Wronged" by Alexandra Pelosi the other night. Oh, wait a minute while the right side of the earth stops shaking... I said Pelosi. Either that or Hansen is pulling a late night quarry shot.

OK...I think it's safe now.

Yes that's Alexandra Pelosi, (aftershock) Nancy's daughter. She's actually a very talented documentarian, but because of her last name, her entire body of work is null and void of any truth or objectivity if you subscribe to the aforementioned gameplan.

She followed the McCain/Palin campaign for the final months of the election and gave an open mic to those she spoke with along the way. It could have been an interview of Liberally Lean and Flamewarrior posters. The interviewee's predicted Obama was everything from Hitler to the Antichrist. The venom in their responses was incredible. One that really stood out to me was a guy saying if Obama was elected he was moving his family to Canada. Yeah, Canada is the refuge for rightwing, anti-socialist conservatives. At least they don't have that devil loving socialized medicine up yonder in God's Country!!

This was before the man was even elected. Now, I can understand election hoopla... My guy is right, your guy's is wrong. But, the level of racism and hatred was shocking for this day and age. George Wallace would win in a landslide if these people could bring him back to life. Most of these rightwing conservatives would call B.G. a "Librul". No, not Barry Green... Barry Goldwater.

Then there's the conspiracy theorists... Obama is not an American citizen. I'm fairly confident that if he was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, the Democratic party would have known that during the primaries and Hillary would have been at the top of the list of people telling you so.

But, Hillary secretly wanted to be Secretary of State, not President, and she kept her mouth shut during the primary elections. Riiiiight....

We are living in some troubling times folks. The economy is in a tailspin, people are buying guns like there's no tomorrow (literally) and unemployment is skyrocketing. The time to pay the fiddler is upon us and the bill is a tidy sum. It's not going to be pleasant, but we have to pay down some of this debt and get the public back to work.

Is this stimulus plan the answer? I don't know. But, I do know that doing nothing is not the answer either. I'm not in favor of massive government spending, but nobody on the right was complaining when Bush was giving away huge no bid contracts like they were Halloween candy. You know somebody has to pay for that even if you put it on your credit card, right? Try making the minimum monthly payment and see how that works out for ya.

Just be thankful they did not privatize Social Security like Bush wanted. Imagine what THAT would look like today.

Hard questions require hard solutions. Hard solutions require hard work. We have lived a charmed existence (economy wise) for the last 20 years. The nail in the coffin was the spike in fuel prices and questionable loans. The very same reason for our last recession/credit crisis.

We managed to pull out of that one and I'm confident that we will do it again. But to quote Pink Floyd we can only do it "if we all pull together as a team".

Put your petty differences aside and look at the big picture.

United we stand, divided we fall.

Remember, you're still on "Team America".


Anonymous said...

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy our of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person myst work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the poeple geet the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." The late Dr. Adrian Rogers said that... and I agree! Our country has forced chairty on us by requiring us to support LAZY shiftless morons cause they don't wanna work! We over pay big "fat cats" CEO's for a very sorry job done! My husband and I own stock in an oil company, when gas was $4.00 per gallon we were loosing money, now it is $1.86 and we are still losing money but when it was 99 cents we were making money????? I work for my husband, NEVER has he given me a bonus for lying or stealing or loosing money, but Exxon does?? And now it falls once again on the tax payers to bail them out... NO let them bail there own ass out, I did not willingly give them money to overspend and I don't feel like it is for me to bail them out! Maybe they could liquidate some of the planes,cars, or "getaway" homes.

RPM said...

Trust me when I say I'm not in favor of bailing out these companies that can't run their own buisness profitably. This problem started years ago and it will take years to fix.

The problem with this bailout is not lazy people that don't want to work. It's fatcat exec's that are making millions while everyone around them loses their jobs.

I wish I knew the answer. I'd post it free to everyone.