June 27, 2010

Washington, We Have A Problem

The attitude of smug superiority by those in Washington who view themselves as our elected Leaders rather than our elected Representatives is disgusting.

While promoting the nationalization of healthcare bill Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

Having successfully crammed that legislation down the throats of their objecting subjects, they set their sights on what little of the financial markets the government doesn't already control.

And what do the "Financial Reform" supporters have to say about this little bit of federal power expansion?

"It's a great moment. I'm proud to have been here," said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done." (emphasis added)

I have major problems with this statement from Chris "Friend of Angelo" Dodd. 

If no one knows how this legislation will work, how can you say you've "done something that has been needed for a long time?" By your own admission you don't have the slightest idea what you have done.

Of course there is that wise old saying "How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving."

I believe that Dodd, his pal Barney Frank and the rest of the let's take over everything gang know exactly what they have done and exactly how this thing will work. They just don't want the rest of us to know until it is too late.

What they have done is removed business considerations from financial industry decision making and replaced them with political considerations. They have done this so that those who wish to continue to profit in the financial industry can only do so by their favor. Favor which they will secure by finding innovative ways to put money into politicians' pockets and into their campaigns.

They have done this to increase their wealth and their power.

Because they are slime.

It is almost a shame that Chris Dodd is retiring from the Senate. Even though retirement was forced on him by the fact that his corruption would have made him unelectable even in Connecticut, it still offers him a veneer of dignity that a crushing electoral defeat would not.

Of course Connecticut wouldn't be Connecticut without a corrupt Democrat in the Senate, so right now it looks very likely that Dodd will be replaced by the lying Richard Blumenthal.

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June 24, 2010

Officially Open For Business

If you run a business, you have to have a web site. If your business is graphic design you REALLY have to have a web site.

I have been involuntarily self-employed for the last year. Like the shoemaker's child, my own site was the last thing that got worked on.

Today it is officially done. Here's the logo - click it to see the whole site!

There's even a facebook page too. I put that in the sidebar.

Be sure to tell all your friends. Referrals are always welcome.

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June 16, 2010

The One and the Golf Crisis

I sometimes feel as though when The One was told there was a crisis in the Gulf of Mexico the first he said was " Why do I have to go all the way to Mexico I can play golf right here." Since then his response has been on par with the reset of his presidency.

Calling the BP well blowout The One's Katrina seems a little stupid and annoying to me. It's kind of like attaching the suffix "gate" to any political scandal. But you can't deny that there has been a certain lack of urgency and seriousness to The One's response.

I put together this little photo essay to show the highlights of what The One has done so far.

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June 05, 2010

Socialism Still Sucks

I had yet another parking lot debate with a fellow who was less than enthralled with the Socialism Sucks sign in the rear window of my car.

Fellow: I don't like that sign in your window

Me: Which part don't you like?

Fellow: What do mean which part?

Me: Using the Obama logo in the word socialism shows that I believe the current president's policies to be socialist. The whole sign says that I think socialism sucks. So do you disagree with calling Obama's policies socialist or with the idea that socialism sucks?

Fellow: I don't think Obama is a socialist

Me: Can you define socialism?

Fellow: What?

Me: What does socialism mean?

Fellow: I don't know how to explain that, but I know it's not true about Obama?

Me: If you don't know what socialism is, how can you know that Obama is not a socialist?

Fellow: Because he's the president.

Me: Have a nice day

I didn't see much point in continuing the conversation beyond that point. Plus I had finished putting my groceries in the trunk and it was hot out.

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