Friday, September 30, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/30/2011

Not a good day for Al Queda so far, because their number two guy, Anwar al-Awlaki, went off to meet Allah. Al-Awaki's the one who promised two babes in Allah-Land to every terrorist that gave up his life for the cause. So, I guess today's the day he finds out if that promise holds true and I'll bet he'll really be ripped if it's not.

But to me the most important thing is the way the CIA/Military combination took him out. They did it with Predator drones that fired Hellfire missiles at his convoy in Yemen. And what that means is, none of those guys can feel safe anymore, anywhere on the planet. Because now they know for certain that technology exists to program them as targets wherever they happen to be. Even on the "safe" turf of Pakistan where Bin Laden was recently wasted in person by Navy Seals.

Now, while blowing this guy away is huge propaganda-wise, it certainly doesn't mean terrorism's ended by any means, but it does put a crimp in their plans. Because I've got to think that folks like Ayman al-Zawahri, who's Bin Laden's successor as the terror network's leader has to be a little nervous about communication in the future. Because if he uses things like the Internet, mobile phones, ground lines or anything more sophisticated than a pencil he'll likely be found. I'll bet even smoke signals can now be spotted from thousands of feet in the air.

That means al-Zawahri not only has problems reaching others, but also needs to hide pretty quick and the safest place is way, way underground. But then again, since that didn't work for Saddam who spent his last days in a hole in Iraq, now may be a good time to buy stock in Pepto-Bismol because I think international sales of nerve-quieting drugs in Arab-land are going to go through the roof.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/29/2011

There are media reports that New Jersey's Governor, Christie, is reconsidering his decision not to run for president next year. "Sources" say the possible change of heart's due to pressure from many highly respected Republicans around the nation who think he's best for the country right now, combined with concerns that none of the present contenders can unseat the current incumbent but believe he can.

Much of the Rebulican's worry derives from polls showing the president doing well against any of their current contenders. However, I for one, don't give much credence to what polls say, primarily because they've been so refined over the years that almost anything can be proven that pollster's choose to conclude. But nonetheless, let's suppose for the moment it's true and no one on their slate today can win.

I was scanning news items when I came across a blurb saying Rush Limbaugh doesn't believe Christie's "Conservative" enough for him or the party. And I gave that comment some thought. Because, if I understand El Rushbo correctly, conservatism's more important to him than winning the White House. What's more, it seems anyone short of William F. Buckley's political convictions can't merit Rush's endorsement. And if that's really true, it's likely no one will ever make that grade because even Ronald Reagan made compromises if they helped his cause. Yet, Reagan's still revered by Rush.

So, I think perhaps Mr. Limbaugh ought to back off and re-think the picture. Because the way things will likely happen in the next election, hard core Democrats will stand their ground as will true Republicans who oppose them, and the deciding factor will be the growing population of Independents. And there's just too much stuff in the Conservative agenda that frightens Independents or backs them off, which is why more open-minded guys like Christie get elected in the first place.

All this leads me to conclude that perhaps the time's come for Rush to do the complete reverse of what built him. Maybe he ought to just shut up.

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BloggerRhythms 9/28/2011

It's really still far too early for Republicans to select their presidential candidate, but if they think it through they should do so soon. And they also should consider what's needed by the next electee to get the nation back on track, even if that candidate doesn't meet every single one of their personal wishes. Especially because the perfect leader doesn't exist.

I'm mentioning this because there's so much speculation about whether or not the Republican field is finalized or if others will decide to run, and who those new entries might be. However, with the exception of Governor Christie who's still saying he won't enter the race, there's no one worthwhile left to consider.

I think that, if nothing else, what we've all seen for the past three years is that inexperience is just about the most damaging fault imaginable, and is greatly responsible for reducing our nation to practically third-world status. Aside from that, putting personal beliefs and goals above all else leads to polarization of most of the population, furtherance of class warfare, and diminution of the American Dream.

What all this adds up to is the need for someone in office who understands governance, responsibility for a diverse population, and especially, how bureaucracies work so that all the grief and expense caused by their unbridled power can be undone. And that means that to have any chance of correcting the foundering course the nation's currently pursuing, the next leader has to have governing experience at the very least.

So while all the current candidates might be great at debates or know how to throw verbal harpoons at others, if they haven't run sizable governments and learned what's required from experience, they're exactly the same as the current incumbent who's nothing more than hot air. That's why, if they really care about their nation and its population they ought to simply drop out of the race. Because none of us can afford to pay for another empty suit's education, regardless of the size of their egos.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/27/2011

Picked this blurb up on the web this morning.

Rush Limbaugh's sidekick, Snerdly, apparently told Rush that the president told a "rediscovered black audience to take off their bedroom slippers, put on their marching shoes, shake it off, stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We've got work to do. We have to press on." Then Snerdly commented; How utterly sad.

I mention it because in recent weeks I've noted that wherever the president goes, whatever he does or whoever he addresses, he's either put his foot in his mouth, been on the wrong side of the issues, made the wrong move or done something that makes no sense, political or otherwise.

All of this leads me to conclude that either he's the most incompetent occupant the White House has ever had, if he's made all these errors himself, or has gathered an incredible array of completely unqualified stooges around him if not. Whichever it is, the mistakes are horrendous and almost too widespread to be believed..yet the damage that's been done is certainly true.

So, my question for today is: Why would he do what he does? Because his actions seem aimless. There's no constituency he hasn't harmed greatly, whether it's workers, busineses, the military, investors, health care providers, unions, educators, just about every race and religious persuasion and almost anyone else you can think of in all walks of life.

And I can certainly understand folks who want to see the United States humbled, or even entirely blown off the map, and surely realize some of their hatred exists because they've been raised in cultures that truly want us done in. But, in the president's case, I simply wonder what it is that causes his despising us all so greatly, and exactly what it was that we did to him.

That's it for today folks.


Monday, September 26, 2011

BloggeRhhythms 9/26/2011

Maybe its because I write professionally that words actually mean something to me and I pay attention to what's said or written. And that's also why something I saw on the Fox website this morning makes me think maybe I've lost my mind or no longer comprehend English.

There's this guy, David Plouffe, a senior adviser who managed the president's 2008 campaign. He said the Tea Party's controlling the debate in Congress, even as it comes close to a government shutdown over how to pay for disaster relief as part of a continuing resolution to keep government operating. And, according to him, Republican leaders are putting the demands of 30 Tea Party members over 300 million Americans. So he's insisting that Congress pass a resolution to "keep government functioning and approve President Obama's jobs plan." Here's what he said:

"We're not going to make progress on the deficit, on things we can do right now for jobs, on tax cuts, unless those 30 or 40 Tea Party members of the Republican House stop being the focal point of our discussion."

Now, here's where I get confused. Because as I understand it, the Tea Party members are simply saying that if the administration wants to spend more for things like disaster relief, they've got to offset those amounts with spending cuts somewhere else. They were elected to insure that government finally stays within its budget. But, apparently this guy, Plouffe, thinks they should simply back off and shut up because they're in his way.

He also mentioned the jobs bill as being important, however, it hasn't even been submitted to Congress because the president knows it hasn't a prayer of passage. The legislation's a political ploy put ahead of the dire need for jobs because to the president, politics are far more important than whether folks can sustain themselves or not. He's even more self-centered than that other loser -Trump.

Then there's Plouffe's mention of tax cuts. But I don't recall where they are in the proposed legislation. Because all I heard mentioned was the Buffet supported increase in taxes on the "rich," which endorsement they bought from him with a sweetheart deal at B of A.

Then lastly, there's his reference to "progress on the deficit," being held up by the Tea Party. And I must admit he's chosen his words quite well, because all he said was "deficit," but didn't mention it's going up or down. And that's obviously why he thinks Tea Party members should stifle themselves like Edith Bunker. Because if they do, another half trillion in debt or so will be heaped on taxpayer's shoulders but he doesn't think anyone should be concerned about that. Because, quite obviously, he's not.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/25/2011

Since there's not much going on in the news, except for the political nuclear bomb that will likely erupt due to Solyndra, I gave some more thought to the subject of presidential debates.

And since I didn't remember if George W. ever debated anyone, because I didn't tune in if he did, I looked it up. I searched him specifically because if you believe what you read in the press, he may be the dumbest, most inarticulate person who ever lived. And lo and behold, what I found was he indeed debated against Al Gore.

According to an article I found from a newspaper in Bangor Maine, they think the Bush/Gore debate was one of the funniest things they'd ever seen, and certainly not because that was the intention of the debatees. Yet, in the end, W wound up in the White House and Gore's out hustling worthless products and services to combat global warming which is proving to be something that doesn't even exist and never did. So, to me that's simply another confirmation that debates are absolute wastes of both time and candidate's breaths.

Then I gave some further thought to the upcoming election and what I would do if I were the Republican candidate. My decision was, I'd refuse to show up for presidential debates. Because as far as I can tell, the only asset the incumbent has is he's supposed to be great at debates. On the other hand, his actual performance has reduced the nation to third-world status, 20% of the working population can't support itself and we're about to bottom out into another recession. In fact, there isn't any constituency in the country that he hasn't damaged greatly.

And since that's the case, I'd leave the master-debater to talk to himself because there's really not much worth discussing with him. We all know what he's done. And beyond that, as I recall reading in my youth, most master-debaters do it best when they're by themselves.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/24/2011

I read a blurb on Fox news website that I truly don't understand at all. Here's what it says: "Primary debates are auditions for general election debates. The most important question on the stage last night was the one never put into words: Which of these candidates would do best toe-to-toe with Barack Obama?"

Now, as I've mentioned several times recently, I've never figured out why debates are important in the first place because all they really are is a boring reiteration of meaningless words. That's why I never watch them. But if folks really use debates to find out what candidates truly believe or intend, they're naive and gullible beyond comprehension, because the programmed hype expended has little worth at all. Each candidate has a documented track record, and there's also all kinds of published and recorded proofs of historical performance. So then, who cares what they say when playing their candidate's role? To that extent, just look up Perry's history on educating illegals which will tell you plenty about his real position on immigrants.

And since what really counts is what these politicians really do, not what they say...why would a debate with the president have any value at all? Anyone who's not totally brain-dead is painfully aware of exactly what he's all about, and has scads of information illustrating the damage he's already done (and is still doing ) to the nation. So, how can that disastrous record be offset or refuted with words? My guess is that it can't and that's why he's going to lose in an unbelievable landslide even if the Republicans run Zippy the Chimp against him.

On a side note to the preceding I also read this AM that "Financier and liberal activist George Soros has been financially linked to LightSquared, which is at the center of allegations that the White House pressured a Pentagon commander to change his prepared congressional testimony to benefit the Virginia-based telecom company that once received a $90,000 investment from President Obama."

So, little by little the administration's imploding, and their unbridled arrogance and disregard for the public's interests and welfare is beginning to backfire. And, as I've been indicating for quite some time now, going back to the loan guarantees made for George Soros's oil interests in Brazil, sooner or later the public will wake up and do their homework. And when that finally happens we may see a long line of incumbents doing the perp-walk out of the White House, which by itself may turn our economy around even before the upcoming election.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, September 23, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/23/2011

Saw Jack Welch, former GE chairman, on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning and thought his take on the economy was, as usual, right on the money. In recap, he basically said when you examine the constraints and roadblocks faced by business today, there's no hope for recovery at all. He suggests tearing up or pausing all senseless regulatory requirements until they can be afforded, but believes we'll actually see nothing positive happen for the next fourteen months.

He also believes the American economy is extremely sound at the moment, and is clearly the best in the world, even compared to China. But, what's happened is that successful operators have been forced to downsize and work smarter due to overbearing regulation and government interference. The downsizing has caused businesses to build better internal systems which produce more, better and faster with less personnel.

Therefore, government, as usual, has forced results exactly opposite of what they strove for and have increased unemployment which will not reduce any time soon at their specific fault. Additionally, there's continual hording of cash by a huge number of businesses that are doing quite well, but they won't spend an unnecessary dime on expansion in the U.S. until they're certain of a sensible regulatory environment which the current administration is incapable of providing. And that, he believes, stems from ranks of governmental employees who've never worked in the real world but are all textbook theoreticians knowing nothing about how businesses really work. I especially liked that last part because I've been writing about it for two years now myself.

On another subject, another Republican debate took place last night. And, as I've noted many times prior, I've not watched one for many, many years now because I don't get the point. Everyone knows what the candidates views are, they spout them all day long for months and months. However, since they're politicians, it really doesn't matter what they say or promise in a debate or anywhere else. Because they're going to do whatever they choose if elected, so what difference does it make what comes out of their mouths?

Along those lines, I read something this morning that I think sums up why debates are pointless. This guy, Eric Golub, from Brooklyn and later, Long Island, now lives in Los Angeles. He's a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian who wrote the following for The Washington Times.

"Even Fox News cannot rescue the farce that the 2011 GOP debates have become. Chris Wallace, Brett Baier, and Megyn Kelly are all serious journalists. Yet the combination of too many candidates and too few solid questions from audience participators led to too much being left out:

The stock market crashed 500 points the day of the debate, finishing down almost 400 points. The overall crash the past few weeks was untouched.

While Solyndra was barely alluded to, questions about the fraud in the environmental industry was beyond that untouched. The Fast and Furious scandal where American guns were given to Mexican drug lords and used to kill American enforcement agents was untouched.

Iranian President Armageddonijad released a pair of American hostages and then spewed venom at the United Nations. This subject was untouched.

Bashar Assad in Syria is murdering his own citizens in the street. This was untouched.

The situation in Libya and the new leaders in Egypt were topics untouched.

The Ground Zero Mosque was untouched.

The decision by Barack Obama to reduce virtually all troops in Iraq was untouched.

The actions of Barack Obama and Eric Holder regarding imprisoning American soldiers, handicapping our military, giving civilian trials to Islamofascist terrorists in New York, and trying to close Guantanamo Bay were all virtually untouched.

Israel was mentioned, but the pursuit of a Palestinian state and the Palestinians burning American flags the day of the debate was untouched. A failed American President begged a third world potentate to hold off, and the potentate told the failed American President to (redacted) off. That story was untouched."

So, I assume that this guy's analysis of the debate was fairly accurate and thus, why waste my time watching a line-up of basically boring people verbally beating each other up. Instead I'll keep watching re-runs of Law and Order and trying to reach my goal of staying awake to the end of an episode, because I rarely's much better than pills.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/22/2011

The business sector let its feelings be known this morning about the current state of the economy.

In response to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's ideas for the foreseeable future, called "the Twist," which supports longer-range financing, and the president's push for increasing taxes on the "rich" the Dow stock average opened almost three hundred points down, after losing 250 yesterday.

Weekly numbers were released at 8:30AM this morning too, and showed unemployment still considerably above 9% with no sign of reduction soon. And with Greece on the verge of default on its bonds, there's a very good chance for turmoil in the European common market which would certainly have negative ripple effects here. In fact, a growing number of economists expect a double-dip recession in the U.S., while some say we really never recovered from the first one.

But, for the president, even though our huge economic woes are largely his fault, I still think the best indicators of problems lie in the little things that happen. So, just as I mentioned a couple of days ago I thought the two recent Congressional election losses by Democrats were direct repudiations of him, and not necessarily based on local issues. And then this morning I saw this quick item regarding Bill Clinton, who said that even Democrats know that the "rich" business men who spend money and hire employees should be looked at as friends and are good for the nation. So, he doesn't agree that they should be targets of special taxes.

Now, whether Slick Willie's comments are simply his beliefs, or indications of something maybe a run at the oval office by his wife, I don't know or even really care. But, as far as the current president's concerned, he sure doesn't have a friend in Willy and I suggest he watch his back. Because the last thing anyone wants is having the Clinton's displeased with them. For proof, just ask Vince Foster. You can find him rolled up in a rug in Fort Marcy park in D.C.

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/21/2011

With Palestinians planning to throw a wrench into the annual UN meeting in New York, they put the president between another rock and a hard place. Because he's already alienated Israelis by trying to force them to give up land they'd possessed and built up since 1967, and now he's hung the Palestinians out to dry by backing down on his support for their immediate statehood.

So, if you add this new botched job of managing international relations to the failing U.S. economy, continuing record unemployment, a healthcare program that's unaffordable and worthless, businesses refusing to invest domestically, unions strangling growth and business relocation, the running up of $14 trillion in debt, and attempts to further tax the only folks in the nation who have any money and drive the have continually mounting evidence of an inept administration that's even worse (believe it or not) than Jimmy Carter's.

But, none of the preceding will actually take the president down before the end of his term. Because, regardless of how miserably he's done, and despite the fact that he's totally incompetent, he still has fourteen months or so in office to try to turn things around. And then, there's little doubt he'll lose in an electoral landslide to the opposition.

However, there's now this lurking little problem that might accelerate his departure from office. Because the $536 million in funds given to Solyndra, the now bankrupt solar energy farce, are being investigated by various governmental agencies and departments. And what's seemingly quite suspicious is that management and key personnel have already stated they'll appear for questioning but are invoking their rights not to answer as advised by their respective counsels. As a rule, that's rarely a good sign for those involved.

And although in comparison to the botching of almost everything the administration touches, the Solyndra bungle's a drop in the was the Watergate break-in for Richard Nixon. But, when the pieces were put together it forced his resignation from office.

So, although I'll keep monitoring everything else the administration does as I always do, I'll stay on top of this one. Because as so often's the little things that count.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/20/2011

Just saw part of a Rick Perry press conference from downtown NYC. He says he came here specifically to oppose the Palestinian attempt for statehood recognition in the U.N. at the organization's world meeting this week.

In a nutshell, the governor said he thought the administration's Middle-East policies were misguided at best, or simply flat-out wrong in the attempt to coddle militant upstarts whose only desire is eradicating Israel completely, while turning its back on a sixty year ally and the only democracy in the entire region.

While I watched, I asked myself the same question I've posed for years now. My simple query is: Why would anyone of Jewish faith support any Democrat president today? Because, from my recollection, going all the way back to the Carter administration, Republicans have always been more favorably inclined toward them than Dems. In fact, I think Carter's still looking for ways to blow Israel off the map. To prove that point, all one has to do is listen to him or read his writings.

Nixon, and certainly Reagan were great friends of Israel as I recall, while Johnson couldn't care less. And when it comes to the Clinton's, I have vivid memories of Hillary and Mrs. Arafat socializing often, but it was Rudy Giuliani who told Yasir himself to pack up his camel and go home when he tried to crash New York political events.

So, here we have another example of a clueless administration picking the wrong horse once again. And I'm now beginning to think they really don't even have a specific political agenda, they're just in so far over their heads they can't figure anything out at all.

That's it for today folks.


Monday, September 19, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/19/2011

Republicans got a huge boost from the president over the weekend. Since he obviously has no clue as to how to get the economy back on track, it appears he's decided to go back to appeasing his base by calling for job-killing tax hikes. By doing that he'll lose virtually all independents whom he dearly needs to have any chance at re-election. So, in a nutshell he's made up his mind to stand his philosophical ground, thereby committing political hari-kari.

While this certainly looks like wonderful news for the GOP, there might be a slight hitch regarding the upcoming election for them too, because they aren't too well-liked either. Ongoing polls indicate that there are few folks on the planet that the public thinks are worse than politicians, except maybe for ambulance chasing lawyers and other sleazes like that.

Then again, the administration may have other issues to deal with aside from voter erosion. Because the growing Solyndra fiasco just might unglue them altogether by exposing how grossly arrogant, self-serving and incompetent they truly are. And the more information that surfaces, the more obvious it becomes that billions of taxpayer's dollars are used as payback to incumbent's friends and allies.

So, maybe if we're lucky we'll see another parade of perp-walks and resignations in the near future for mis-use of funds and won't have to wait another fourteen agonizing months for the voting-public to throw all these bums out altogether.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/18/2011

I've mentioned many times in the past that if nothing else holds true about people, experience has convinced me that no matter what, they're always consistent. So, although there can be short spurts here and there where folks can pretend to be something they're not, in the long run they'll remain exactly what they were all along.

And as far as consistency goes, as sure as the sun will rise every morning the president will continue to pursue his hatred of the successful, especially the one's with some money, because he has a contempt for them the likes of which are incredible. Nonetheless, he'll use them as allies if he thinks their help can be used to damage their ilk.

In that regard, the president's expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that millionaires pay at least at the same percentage as middle income taxpayers. And he's going to call it the "Buffett Rule" for Warren Buffett, because the billionaire investor's complained that rich people like him pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than middle-class taxpayers. In fact, in a New York Times op-ed piece last month, he wrote that he and his rich friends "have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress."

Nonetheless, what he and the president always leave out is that half or more of the so-called "rich" by current standards are actually owners of the small businesses that drive the entire economy of the nation. However, due to our convoluted tax code, they report their business income as if individually earned.

It's also remarkable that Buffet saw the light and decided to repent right after getting a sweetheart $5 billion buy-in at Bank of America with the blessing, and perhaps significant assistance, of the government. The way the deal's structured the bank could evaporate in a nuclear holocaust but Warren would still get his guaranteed profit. So, I guess what this proves is that Oracle of Omaha, who comes on as if he's everyone's uncle, is at heart nothing but a cut-throat investor who'll sell every taxpayer on Earth out if he thinks it's to his advantage.

That of course reminds me of another presidential advisor and friend, Immelt of GE who's also very fond of everyone else paying taxes, as long as its not him. And although I don't know the total value of government contracts awarded his business each year, I think one can presume it isn't just chump change.

So, for both of these guys, I think it's important for them to remember that although the president keeps trying to change it, for now this is still a free country. That means they can send the government however much they want whenever they choose if they think they're under-taxed. But, as for everyone else, millionaires or not, what they pay in taxes is their own business which folks paid off by the administration ought to stay out of.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/17/2011

Today's comments regard the quality of education in the U.S., a real hot button of mine. Because I sincerely believe our kids have been taught virtually nothing for many years now in schools, particularly those that are public.

And I remember distinctly as my career progressed quite rapidly years ago, that when people asked me what I primarily attributed my success to, I'd tell them it was the educational system. Because it was that system that was teaching most of those I competed with for business, and therefore I rarely lost to any of them. In fact, it was frequently disappointing because beating them took almost no effort, and was almost like stealing. Nonetheless, I accepted the easy wins and never apologized as I ate my competitor's lunch.

As far as my own education was concerned, I too sat through the required process but really didn't learn very much of use. Hence I realized early on that in order to learn almost anything well, you had to find ways to educate yourself. So I found mentors in all walks of life who were willing to help me, be it in business, social aspects of life and just about everything else. That way I learned from folks in the real world, rather than glorified baby sitters who were merely parrots repeating idealistic, non-existent, re-shaped worthless pap.

But, in retrospect it wasn't all the individual teacher's faults, because it was the Board's of Education and primarily the unions that built breeding grounds for a population of steadily weakening incompetents. Consequently the curriculum's had to be continually simplified and watered down, or else the so-called "teachers" wouldn't comprehend it themselves.

I use this preamble because of something I saw on the web this morning.

Now that the administration's been caught red-handed in the growing Solyndra loan guarantee scandal, they're scrambling and scurrying like cornered rats searching for ways to blame somebody else. And, naturally that leads back to "W" Bush.

What they've come up with is a memo that indeed proves that Solyndra was reviewed by the previous administration, and are using that as evidence that they simply completed a transaction left over from their predecessors and are thus not at fault.

However, earlier this week, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a Jan. 13, 2009 email in which Bush Energy official Lachlan Seward wrote: "After canvassing the [Energy Department's credit] committee it was the unanimous decision not to engage in further discussions with Solyndra at this time."

Now, after reading that statement even I clearly understand that Bush's folks wanted no part of Solyndra at that time and definitively decided not to proceed. Therefore, anyone concluding the statement was an endorsement has serious comprehension challenges and has never learned to properly read.

So, the only conclusion I can come to in this case is that the administration's inability to understand what the Bush memo said results from the lack of education in the U.S. and the fact that our schools teach practically nothing at all.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, September 16, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/16/2011

As written in yesterday's closing, though I never intended originally to dwell on political issues when starting this blog, those in the profession are so disproportionately dense and out of touch with reality that they provide reams of material daily which is hard to overlook. Beyond that, I now feel like I'm providing a kind of public service by pointing out the majority of incumbent's arrogance, stupidity, gross incompetence, elitist attitudes, and total disregard for the public they supposedly represent.

In keeping with that theme, the administration started a website, Attack Watch, intended to provide answers and responses for backers to use when confronted with opposition. However, Republicans caught on early and have deluged the site with input, practically burying it altogether. And while there have been countless comments sent to them, this one caught my eye: "hey #AttackWatch I heard the only good 'Cash For Clunkers' did was get all the obama stickers off the roads, thank you," tweeted @speedyjerry.

And speaking of things that aren't working too well for the administration, the Energy Department has a $38.6 billion loan guarantee program, to boost the clean energy sector. Originally claiming the funds would create or save 64,000 jobs, they've already spent half the amount but have created only 3,500 permanent jobs. If my arithmetic's right, that means each job cost about $1,100,000 just to establish. But, the department's not too upset because none of the funds are their own.

Along the same lines, Republicans have raised questions about national wireless network upgrade projects by a company, LightSquared, funded by Philip Falcone, a major Democratic donor. They want to know if the projects are being unduly expedited by the administration.

General William Shelton, head of the Air Force Space Command, told House members in a classified briefing earlier this month that he was pressured to change prepared congressional testimony in a way that would favor LightSquared.

So, what we have here are a few isolated instances pointing to political maneuvering and pressure across a range of subjects. But when you consolidate them and add the fact that there were two stunning upsets in Congressional elections earlier in the week, I think one gets a sense of an administration ungluing.

The reason all this is especially important to me is that over a long period of time now, I've been finding stuff that doesn't always get a lot of our government's loan guarantees to Soros in Brazil for his oil wells, while shutting down our drilling for oil here at home. And the NLRB trying to hang Boeing out to dry which has been going on for over a year now. And doing nothing about illegals pouring across our borders. And watching unemployment stay above nine percent.

However, today more and more of this information's getting real attention even in the press that's been bought and paid for by the Dem's for years. So, as I've also been predicting for quite a while's time for the president and his cohorts to turn the lights out, because their party's over in more ways than one.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/15/2011

Yesterday wasn't one of the best for the administration. They got their clock cleaned in two special elections for House seats, losing one in New York they'd held since 1923. The other's in Harry Reid country in Nevada.

Beyond that, the Republican National Committee posted record fundraising in August, although they hardly ever raise more than Democrats.

So, if you believe in things like indications of trends, these may be harbingers of things to come for the president, who simultaneously isn't polling very well either. However, party spokespeople shrugged off the bad news as being individual, isolated incidents that have no real meaning at all while sounding to me like the Great One, Jackie Gleason, who always mumbled homina, homina, homina when he knew he'd been wrong but didn't want to face the truth.

In the meanwhile however, aside from all the signs that folks are quite fed up with the administration, it may be something far less obvious that causes them irreparable harm. Because just like when Richard Nixon's troubles began, there's this little solar panel company, Solyndra, highly touted by the White House and president himself which is now being investigated by the Treasury Department, the FBI and Congress.

It seems that the White House put significant pressure on the Federal Financing Bank to grant the company a $528 million dollar stimulus loan, then prematurely made a big deal about the fact that the president himself was very pleased because this showed how much he cares about "greening" the nation by using safe energy sources. And then, about a month later, the business went belly up.

Eventually however, although there have been no indications of what really went wrong...I have this feeling that we'll find out that the only things that got greened were the pockets of the hustlers and shysters behind the deal and that, once again, self-serving politicos on a ridiculous mission let taxpayers get hosed for another half-billion dollars.

For me though, what these boobs in Washington do every day is a blessing. Because when I began this blog, I never intended to focus on politics at all. But even though I write books that are fiction, when it comes to these entries, if I racked my brain for eons I couldn't make better stuff up. And so the blog pretty much writes itself, because all these clowns in office are dumber than stones. Yet, nonetheless, they're pretty much brighter than the folks who voted them in.

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/14/2011

For quite some time, this blogs been predicting the political demise of incumbents in general, but particularly for the current administration. And in Brooklyn/Queens yesterday not only did some bolts came loose, a huge wheel fell off the bus. They lost a House seat they've held for almost a hundred years in a heavily Democrat district.

There are all kinds of reasons being expressed for why the huge upset took place, many of which address local issues. But, the consensus is that the vote was a specific rebuke of O'bama. In summary, it's felt that this administration's far less supportive of Israel then those of the past, that it's economic policies make no sense, unemployment's not decreasing any time soon and that now's certainly not the time to raise taxes on anyone -including the so-called "rich."

The winner, retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner, told his supporters: "We've been asked by the people of this district to send a message to Washington. I hope they hear it loud and clear. We've been told this is a referendum. Mr. President, we are on the wrong track. We have had it with an irresponsible fiscal policy which endangers the entire economy."

So, if this can happen in New York City, a Democrat stronghold regardless of a couple of Republican mayors, I don't think this bodes very well for the president across the rest of the nation. And what I find the most ridiculous about his electioneering is that he thinks words and words and more words will win the votes of people who no longer live in his antiquated, street thug politics, world. They're all connected to the Internet now, and using Blackberry,s and I-phones to stay current with accurate information. And that's why his total failure in office is going to cost him the next election -because he can no longer BS his way in.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/13/2011

With all the talk and noise about rebuilding the economy, politics still override almost all issues, no matter.

In that regard, Republicans plan to introduce a bill in the House, prohibiting the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any company to close plants or relocate workers, even if a company flouts labor laws. By doing that they hope to permit Boeing to open a new production line for its 787 airplane in right-to-work South Carolina. And naturally, Democrats are vehemently opposed to the legislation.

While Republicans believe that the NLRB's stance is payback for their support of the president, and the Dem party, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said they're exaggerating what he called a routine step by the board to enforce a law that has been on the books for more than 70 years. The Act prohibits companies from retaliating against workers who exercise union rights by moving their jobs away.

And, that's the root of the problem because an awful lot's changed regarding labor over the past seventy years and that needs to be reviewed. However, the Dem's don't even want to consider the issues.

Nonetheless, business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Federation of Independent Business launched radio ads this week condemning the board for the Boeing case and other pro-union actions they say interfere with the economic recovery but so far, that hasn't mattered.

So, in the end the president will keep up his blabber about the economy and how our problems shouldn't be further hampered by politics at all. But in the meantime, he'll keep on pursuing his socialization of the nation until no one has a job at all.

That's it for today folks.


Monday, September 12, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/12/2011

One of yesterday's many shows included former Vice President Dick Cheney, then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and now retired U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers, then Chairman of the Joint Chefs, all of whom were integrally involved in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

As they watched replays of the day's horrendous events, each explained how and why their immediate responses were what they were and went on to state that that fateful day reshaped their beliefs about what was needed to protect the nation and its citizens in the future because the world had just changed right before their eyes.

Cheney and Rumsfeld were especially firm in their beliefs that the U.S. had to demonstrate that it would not only not be cowed by the attacks, but instead would pursue George Bush's vow to seek out and crush the enemies behind the disaster and that, in fact, the attacks themselves were acts of war.

All of them agreed that when the intelligence and feedback regarding the attacks was analyzed, and the dangers fully understood, it became imperative to not back down but to face our enemies as best we could full-front. And that included fighting on foreign soil, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, to insure that we wouldn't be attacked at home again.

It also involved gathering as much information as possible, however it could be done, including interrogating captured enemies in Guantanamo Bay. Because the object was to find out how, when and where we might be struck again, not to insure that we were setting examples of the virtues of human rights. And the key words here were -our nation was attacked without provocation- we didn't start this particular fight.

I use this preamble because as I watched and listened I realized, once again, the full impact of September 11th, and that what followed in retaliation had nothing to do with politics at all regarding our decision making. What actually happened was a group of well-informed, quite intelligent folks got together and planned out what was best to insure that we never went through such attacks on our nation again.

Yet today we still have naive, immature theoreticians living in the image of a world that doesn't exist. They somehow believe that if you ignore your enemies, leave them alone and don't involved, they'll act similarly. But I'm pretty sure it was this guy named Hitler that proved how absolutely wrong that approach is. In fact, if we hadn't stepped up as we did with him, I'd be writing this blog in German, providing my family avoided the ovens that would've been built here.

So, if far leftists want to close their eyes to warfare, and if they choose not to respect or join the military, or think our captured enemies should have counsel to help them avoid mistreatment, that's all fine with me. And if they think extending an olive branch to terrorists makes sense, that's okay as well. But if they truly believe the majority of the American public are really going to let that become lasting policy, leftists better go find another crate of Kool-Aid. Because the one they're drinking from now is quickly running out.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/11/2011

In keeping with today's tributes and remembrances of 9/11/2001, I believe the best way to honor those who perished and the rescuing heroes who set the stage for our continuing safety and survival is to simply offer a page of silence.

I also think special appreciation should be given to George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/9/2011

The president gave the Republicans what they needed on Thursday night, and now their future rests squarely with them. Because his "speech" to a bored Congress said nothing new and his retreaded fixes for the economy aren't going to help anytime soon. Consequently, his chances for re-election continue to shrink.

What really amuses me though, is how the press and the pundits try to take everyone's eye off the ball by manufacturing excuses for the administration's failures. Because on Friday the business headlines all suggested that that there was grave concern over the financial woes in Europe, and that Greece might default on its debt. That, they said, was causing a downturn for American stocks.

The fact of the matter, however, was that U.S. stockholders of all types, from major players to individual investors, were illustrating their take on the president's recovery plans and the Dow sunk more than 300 points.

So, the flaks and the hustlers can make all the noise they want about what a great job the administration's doing, and that all our ills are still George W's fault. But since the unions and a few of the hard core left are just about all the incumbent still has in his corner, he can walk around with his microphone 24/7/365 but, he's nonetheless going to lose in a landslide like never seen before in our nation.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, September 9, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/9/2011

Things began looking up again last night when the new NFL season kicked off. And I was happy to see that Green Bay won. However, I had the same problem I always do when games are played at night. I fall asleep right around half-time.

What makes it worse for me is that the game was broadcast on NBC. And even though I haven't turned the sound on since Howard Cossell caused me to turn it off an eon ago, even I know that you couldn't find a more boring, inept, and unqualified group of talking heads then the ones they use. In fact, I don't know what that Costas shrimp has anything to do with any sport at all. I'm sure my dog knows more about professional football than he does, and she's been dead for over five years.

And speaking of dead, this morning I watched some of the recaps of the so-called jobs speech last night and am, as usual, quite confused. Because according to business folks responsible for managing huge sums of funds and investing in our economy, they saw nothing really new introduced except another four hundred billion added to the already choking debt. What's more, they feel that while infrastructure spending is truly needed, to replace or refurbish outdated and damaged bridges, highways and roads, by the time all the planning, bickering and bureaucratic tape gets done, it'll take another ten years before any real construction can begin.

But, when all that's said and done, here's what I really find disgusting. The consensus is that much of what was proposed last night wasn't done to actually bolster a flagging economy, but was mentioned because the expectation is that the rival party will object to the solutions. And in that way, fingers can be pointed at them as obstructionists and nay-saying evil doer's who are anti-growth, anti-labor and likely, anti-American. So, the whole thing's a masquerade about posturing for the next election.

In the meantime, though, the real stumbling blocks to economic growth were never mentioned. The need to back off the EPA, NLRB and the whole alphabet soup of governmental agencies interfering in commerce, repeal of health care legislation and fixing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae so home construction can start again. And it would certainly help if we could once again tap our resources of oil, which by itself would put billions back into our own economy daily where they belong. Then there's
revision of tax law and incenting big business to reinvest again right here at home along with the riddance of long, long lists of political inanities that just goes on and on and on.

But, in the end, none of the preceding really matters because it's likely very little will actually get done. The big correction's still down the road aways. And that will be the coming election when the public enacts its own solutions by voting practically all incumbents out of office, starting at the very top.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/8/2011

Big night tonight. Folks all over the country are counting the minutes until the huge event, most can hardly wait.

Some are wondering if it'll just be the same old, same old, simply repackaged to look like something new, or if perhaps, there'll really be something more exciting offered. The event itself is expected to be a sell-out crowd-wise, likely standing room only, except for two or three big names who said they'd just as soon watch on TV or read a recap in the press. But, I guess that's to be expected, there are always dissidents and grumps who prefer not to march with the crowd.

I myself am very eager to tune in, because, like most everyone else I'm looking forward to a new season and anticipate that what I see and hear will be very uplifting. And that's why I may even turn the sound on when the NFL kicks off again in Green Bay tonight.

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/7/2011

Lot's of folks are upset with James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, for saying "take these son-of-a-bitches out," regarding Tea Party politicians. But, instead, I think he should be thanked. Because he finally brought some national attention to what unions, and especially their leaders, are all about. These neanderthal slugs have done nothing but raise employer's costs and liability for years while diminishing the value of products and services everywhere they're involved.

And it's really no surprise that he used the words he did in trying to make his point, because he was likely educated by teachers who are products of union protection themselves and therefore don't do their jobs too well. Because if they had, they'd have taught him to be a bit more professional in his verbiage instead of sounding like the street thug he actually is. However, today that's what most teachers sound like themselves.

James Hoffa's father, Jimmy, was president of the Teamsters Union himself from 1958 to 1971. He played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest single union in the United States, with over 1.5 million members during his terms as its leader.

In 1964, he was convicted in Chattanooga, Tennessee, of attempted bribery of a grand juror, jury tampering, and fraud and sentenced to 13 years. That case resulted from an earlier one, the Test Fleet case, which had been held in Nashville, Tennessee. He was implicated by one of his close associates, Edward Grady Partin, a Louisiana teamster, who went to the FBI with the information that led to Hoffa's conviction. Hoffa was also convicted of fraud later that same year for improper use of the Teamsters' pension fund, for lending to organized crime, in a trial held in Chicago. He received a five-year sentence to run consecutively to his bribery sentence.

In 1971 he officially resigned the Teamsters' presidency, as part of a pardon agreement with U.S. president Richard Nixon, in order to facilitate his release later that year. It was also Nixon who blocked Hoffa from union activities until 1980 when Hoffa attempted to overturn the order and to regain support.

I mention all of this to illustrate that it's really true that apples don't fall far from trees and although over time some folks become slicker at what they do, basic instincts don't change. And that's why after all these years the leader of an organization that has no true worth at all resorts back to examples he grew up with. When push came to shove he went back to his roots and exposed himself as an ignorant thug.

But then again, if history really does repeat itself, maybe junior will mysteriously wind up encased in concrete in a highway bridge abutment just like his dear old dad did.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/6/2011

As I mentioned yesterday, I learned long ago to evaluate people by what they actually do, not by their words or promises. And over the years I've found that it's sometimes amazing how many folks try to con you into believing whatever they tell you while simultaneously doing the opposite or something else.

But, one thing that's always been absolutely true throughout is: People are generally consistent. And that means that whatever they say or promise, it's almost a certainty that their behavior and actions won't change from what they've done in the past.

And, naturally, this leads into the president's modus operandi. Because on Sunday he took a trip to New Jersey, to personally view the carnage from tropical storm Irene. His purpose was to insure folks there that the federal government would step in and help by sending them money although its coffers are just about empty.

Now, ordinarily a presidential trip like that might be viewed as an indication of executive concern although, as a practical matter, the visit has no real value at all. But, in times like these, maybe the trip might have been given a bit more thought. Because, the distance from DC to Paterson, NJ is 207 miles, yet the president went there on Air Force One.

So, out of curiosity, I went to the web and found out that, according to the U.S. military in 2010, it costs $181,000 per hour just to fly the presidential plane. Who knows how much more expense is piled on when you get through with personnel, an entourage and all the other bells and whistles of an executive trip, but it's likely hundreds of thousands of dollars more.

What all this says to me is, that very little regard is shown by the elitists in DC whose whole life is talk and hype and smoke and mirrors. Because, if the president really cared a whit about budgets, expenses or costs, he would have gone the short distance to NJ on a bike or by car, or perhaps, even walked. And then he could have sent NJ a check for what he didn't spend on his worthless trip.

That's it for today folks.


Monday, September 5, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/5/2011

I've mentioned several times recently that I've never figured out the value of speeches. And I guess it's because I've always worked for a living, and therefore my survival and advancement resulted from what I actually produced, not what I promised or said. But I think things may be changing, even for politicians, because the public seems to be waking up and finally realizing that empty suits with big mouths can cost them their homes, futures and jobs.

And maybe that's why recent polls show that in Sarah Palin's case, 74 percent of voters think she should not run for president. The numbers say that 71 percent of GOP voters believe she should stay out of the race, as do even 66 percent of self-described Tea Party members.

Palin's response was "Polls? Nah... they're for strippers and cross country skiers." She also went on to say "Candidate Obama didn't have a record when he was running for office, but President Obama sure does...That hopey-changey stuff didn't create one job in August."

What struck me about her comments was, as far as her own qualifications go, she doesn't have too much more experience at governing than do strippers or cross-country skiers herself. Because her state's mostly barren, frozen tundra populated by some Eskimos and a few elks. If it weren't for a pipeline and some tourists on ships, no one would even know where it was. I grew up in Manhattan and more folks lived in my apartment building than in most towns where she's from.

So, maybe she'll actually run or maybe she won't, I doubt it'll make a difference because she can't possibly win. But, I still have to wonder why folks who supposedly care about their country would waste so much time and resources when they know from the start they're seeking a position miles and miles over their head.

And I think that the fact that folks like that run at all demonstrates their true nature. Because, as we can all see right at this moment, a monumentally overblown ego in office can cost most of the population dearly, some beyond repair. But as far as those self-serving pomposity's go, they truly don't give a damn about anyone but themselves and never will.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/4/2011

Not much newsworthy going on, but I did read that three Republican debates are scheduled for this month. And that raises a question again I've asked here before. What's the purpose or point of debates in the first place?

I certainly understand that some politicians are better speakers than others, and some are faster on their feet when it comes to talk. But none of that has anything to do with how well they perform their jobs or how qualified they are for any particular position. Beyond that, they all have documented track records and have proven their experience and worth to date.

Since that's the case, we know for certain that there are only two qualified candidates in this race so far, Romney and Perry, and all the rest are wannabes whom are totally unprepared for the job. So who cares what the amateurs have to say?

What's more we're all presently living through the results of what happens when someone gets into the oval office on nothing but misguided BS, and hopefully, a horrendous error like that won't happen again.

So, while I'm certainly not going to waste my time listening to politicos blabber on about theoretical fantasies that have nothing to do with the real world, the only regret I really have is, that in my own professional life I never worked for a business that used debates as a measure of performance.

My employers all used documented success as the measure for hiring me in the first place and then for keeping me on the job. So, I had to continue producing and improving just to survive.

Nonetheless, I would have much preferred delivering only hot air instead of having to ever actually deliver acceptable results. That way, my working life would have been a breeze in more ways than one.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/3/2011

I obviously don't know about how you feel, but I get extremely upset when someone insults my intelligence. And, apparently, that's what the president's about to do.

According to Fox, aides are privately spreading the word that he won't present his entire jobs plan in his address to a Joint Session of Congress. Instead they say, he'll roll out a bigger plan throughout the fall in speeches and town hall appearances on the road. They've already confirmed he'll be traveling to California, Colorado, and Washington state for one three-day swing later this month that will include economic events as well as some fundraising.

Now, in typical political subterfuge, the preceding "leaked" information presents the facade that the president actually has some real ideas toward solving the nation's unemployment problems. But in reality it more likely means he has no good ideas at all about what to do, short of resigning. However, he's already bit off more than he can chew by demanding to speak before Congress next week.

So, now it looks like he not only won't have anything worthwhile to say nor help folks needing real jobs, he'll cause all the folks in Congress to miss the pre-game show and likely the first quarter of the first NFL game of the season for no good reason at all. And that, more than most of the clueless things he does, will really tick them all off, regardless of party affiliation.

So, maybe Speaker Boehner really knew what he was doing when he boxed the president into making the speech on Thursday night, because this presidential error in timing goes far beyond mere politics which fewer and fewer folks care a whit about. This time Congress members are being forced to miss a really important NFL event.

As far as the general public goes, however, few of them will be affected regardless. Because even if the speech conflicted with only Peewee Herman re-runs, none will bother to tune it in at all.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, September 2, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/2/2011

The president's finally going to speak about unemployment next week, right before the kick-off of the first NFL game of the season. I'm sure that the two or three folks who actually tune in will still flip channels back and forth between his talk and the pre-game show, while everyone else will likely be out of the house on a last-minute chips and beer run.

But, thinking about the whole unemployment issue, I concluded the same things I have all along. One of the unsolvable huge problems the administration has is, none of them know a thing about real jobs. Most of those looking for answers have never worked in the private sector, and therefore they think a solution can be mandated. Unfortunately, they couldn't be more wrong.

And that reminded me of an old story, which I'll change a bit to fit the circumstances: There were these two government workers who decided the time had come to become entrepreneurs. They pooled their savings and, since it was summer, went out and bought a flat-bed truck. Then they loaded it up with bushels of corn.

They paid five dollars each for the bushels, loaded them up, and then found a busy road-side location where they posted a sign saying: "Fresh corn. Five bucks a bushel."

They sold their supply pretty quickly and then sat down to count the daily proceeds, soon realizing that they not only hadn't made a profit; in fact, after the inventory costs and operating expenses they'd actually suffered a considerable loss.

The results concerned them deeply, so they discussed the problem all evening long, finally concluding that what they really needed was a bigger truck.

Now, to me, that story is pretty much how the government looks at most issues relating to business. Fat, dumb, and clueless they spend their time trying to jam square pegs into round holes when the best alternative for them would really be to stay out of issues they truly don't understand and never will. But, since they'll never get out of productive folks ways we'll simply have to go on paying for fleets and fleets of mis-used government trucks.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

BloggeRhythms 9/1/2011

The motor-mouth in the oval office is going to make another speech about plans to stimulate hiring in the U.S. I mention it because I simply can't believe how someone who's been president for three years now still has no clue as to how our economy runs.

The simple fact of the matter is, businesses, especially small one's, are what drives us financially and are the key to our productivity. And at the moment, due to over-regulation, fear of tax hikes, and an endless parade of brain-dead bureaucrats, no business-person in his right mind would choose to invest a dime more than they absolutely must. They also all understand that building enterprises which will be bled dry by governmental parasites and vultures at the first sign of success is an errand for fools.

The proof of this argument is the trillions of dollars standing idly by, because not many business owners dare to invest, and that trillions more are now spent overseas where it's safer financially and tax-wise.

Of course, there are unique situations, such as Warren Buffet's hugely touted $5 billion he just put into Bank of America. But, then again, what gets little news is that he received a special class of stock that's so well protected, he'll likely make a profit even if the bank itself is ground into dust.

But through the whole financial debacle, what intrigues me most is that the administration seems to think that the tide can be turned with nothing but talk. And I guess that's why 24-7-365 there are clips of the president ranting and raving with a mic in his hand, while everything around him's on the way down the chute. But, I doubt he'll ever accept the simple fact that when it comes to most of the U.S's woe's...he's the primary cause. So, he can babble on till he faints, but the problems won't cure til' he's gone.

However, regardless of all else, the administration's always good for one thing above all else. And that's the fact that they can always make me laugh regardless of how bad things get. So the reason I'm chuckling now is that the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, whoever she is, made a big deal yesterday of the fact that she just bought a new small car that's the optimum for conservation, emission-control, fuel efficiency and all else that complies with governmental goals and ideals.

But alas, she didn't know until someone told her at the press conference that despite coming from an American manufacturer, the car was built in Canada whose workers got the major benefit of our Labor Secretary's investment. So, although I don't know exactly what little car she actually purchased, my guess is: it's a Chevy Dolt.

That's it for today folks.