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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Refreshing Representative Glenn Nye

Before commenitng on this blog, please read the story: Rep. Glenn Nye Not Walking the Party Line Now tell me, is that not a refreshing concept, a Congressman who thinks for himself, who is interested in fiscal responsibility, and who goes against his party leader 19% of the time? So much that President Obama and his fellow Robin Hood Crooks want to do appeals to many people. We all want to have universal health care, a world class passenger rail system, more equity before the law, and a return... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Presidential Math - Or how to lie truthfully

Promises, promises. We need to listen to our politicians more closely prior to elections. A story in the newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, this morning stated that troop strength in Afghanistan will soon increast to over 130,000 troops and likely twice that many will be needed in the future. So, President Obama is pulling our troops out of Iraq and sending them home, just as he promised. How nice. Then he will turn them around to send them to fight in Afghanistan. But he kept his promise, you... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Today is President's Day -- Let's Move It

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having today off from work, but I do think President's Day would be more appropriately celebrated on April 1st of each year. My opinion to move President's Day is not so much because of the foolishness in the White House these past several presidential terms, including this administration, but to honor the fools who put those poor excuses for Chief Executive into office, we, the people. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let Us Partner with President Obama

What a party in our nation's capital, and it will continue tonight and into the wee hours of the morning. We have reason to celebrate. There's a new leader at the top and he seems ready, willing and able to take the tiller of our ship of state and to sail us back into safe, navigable waters. We have been foundering of late, and it was time for a new hand on the tiller. As I listened to President Obama's inaugural speech today, I felt a new energy, a sincere caring, a moral strength and marked... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gift Giving with Government Help

The ABCs, literally, came upon me yesterday as I passed an ABC Store (Alcohol Beverage Control) in Chesapeake. I had purchased my alcohol "needs" prior to the holidays. Still have about 80% of what I purchased, so I should be set for next year! Perhaps I'll thow in an extra party or two this month. What caught my attention as I walked by was a sign concerning the giving of an ABC Gift Card to someone. That caught my imagination in a flurry of humor, vast possibilities, and budget-fixing public... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 12, 2008

United States Senate Comes Through for Us

It would have been fiscally disastrous and the end of capitalism as we know it if the Senate had not had the courage to denounce and vote down the auto industry bailout. The House of Representatives cow-towed to the auto industry. Thank goodness for the wisdom of the Senate. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy Obama - But where is the change?

For a man who promised change, Obama is placing a lot of old fogies and fogettes with political baggage into key administration slots. With the old guard taking places in the new administration, what is going to foster the change? I fear we will see no substantial change, other than a lightening of our earnings, with Mr. Obama in office. I hope I am proven wrong, but it seems not at this early stage. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Watching Carefully

The election is over and Barak Obama will take the oath of office on January 20, 2009. I wish hhim well and he will require all our understanding and support. But, with that support we all owe him, we owe our nation a critical view of all he does, as we owe to all holding high office. It is not Obama alone who runs this great nation; it is Obama with the blessings of "We the People." We, the people, should keep an eye or two open to ensure he is serving us, our nation and looking out for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thank You Congressman Bobby Scott

Congress did something unusually good yesterday: It did not pass the monstrous $700 billion boondoggle bill that would have rewarded corporate criminals and miscreants at our expense. What's scary is that the vote was as close as it was. Bobby Scott, my Congressman, wisely voted against the monstrous measure. Are the other Congressmen, those who voted for the bill, in the pockets of bankers and financiers? The federal government needs to get out of the business of operating as a bailout... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Why $700 Billion?

In a Forbes article from September 23, 2008, a U. S Treasury Department Spokeswoman is quoted to have stated: "It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." Wow! And I thought there was data to back up that ridiculously large number. There apparently wasn't. How about stopping bailouts by the government. Let's let those who erred suffer the consequences. It will either teach them or destroy them.... Sign in to see full entry.

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