Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not in the "Holiday" mood?


This afternoon, I went to go shopping for a tree. I couldn't find one damn Christmas tree, but plenty of people were selling holiday trees. what the hell is a holiday tree? Are we becoming so over-sensitive in this country that we can't mention what holiday we're buying a freakin' tree for?

I wonder how far off political correctness will go before people finally say enough is enough because we're too afraid to offend anyone.

Maybe single people should be offended about Valentine's Day. Maybe we can start calling it something else like "friendship day," and when you go out for dinner you'll have to call it a "mutual emotions feast" and you have to deal with it and feel sorry for single people and be empathetic to them.

St. Patrick's Day is another holiday that may have to be changed. If you're atheist, you can't celebrate the patron saint of anything. If you're protestant, you don't pray to saints. However, if you're an alcoholic this is your day. Maybe we can change the name of this holiday to alcohol tolerance awareness day.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, enjoy the rest of the holiday season. I'm going to read "Twas the Night Before the Non-denominational Winter Holiday" to my kids tonight after I make make some adulterated egg nog and string up my biodegradable energy efficient holiday lights.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The republicans finally got it right!

I guess someone in the republican party was reading my blog because the senate decided to vote no for the big three bailout, thanks to the republicans telling the UAW to fuck off. The dems on the Hill are pissed off preaching doom and gloom because - well, they like to toss money around.

Folks, this country is better off without a bailout to the auto industry. It will force the big three to rethink a few things and use business concepts to solve their business problems.

A lesson from a first grader

A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a liberal Democrat. She asks her students to raise their hands if they were liberal Democrats too. Not really knowing what a liberal Democrat was, but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands flew up into the air. There was, however, one exception. A girl named Lucy had not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.' Because I'm not a liberal Democrat.''Then,' asks the teacher, 'What are you?''Why I'm a proud conservative Republican,' boasts the little girl.The teacher, a little perturbed and her face slightly red, asked Lucy why sheis a conservative Republican.'Well, I was brought up to trust in myself instead of relying on an intrusive government to care for me and do all of my thinking. My Dad and Mom are conservative Republicans, and I am a conservative Republican too.'The teacher, now angry, loudly says, 'That's no reason! What if your Mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron. What would you be then?'She pauses, and lets out a smile. 'Then,' Lucy says, 'I'd be a liberal Democrat.'

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lokuta is gone

I'll make it short and sweet: It's about time that unethical conduct in Luzerne County gets reprimanded. The manner in which the democrats in the Luzerne County Courthouse behave is irresponsible and nobody holds these people accountable for their actions.

Luzerne County residents should make a little more noise about the tomfoolery that our elected representatives exhibit while holding positions subject to public scrutiny paid for by our hard earned money. Instead, we allow our courthouse to be a 3 ring circus because the majority of the registered voters in this county are just plain idiots. I know I once ran for public office and if I ever want to run again, calling voters idiots isn't necessarilly the PC thing to do. But how else do you describe someone who continually complains about the broken county system and the people who run it, and then votes for them again to keep them in office? I would describe the person to be a complete moron.

The typical voting moron generally doesn't have a clue about politics, doesn't know the difference between left and right, is ignorant as to how the system works, wouldn't be able to recognize an elected official if he/she were walking on the street next to them, watches the news for the weather or sports, generally votes for a particular party or person because "that's who ____ is voting for", either doesn't know the issues or votes one issue, believes anything that is said on CNN, and votes simply because they believe that it's the right thing to do. It is the same voter who allows Osama Bin Kanjo to continue to destroy our economy.

I just don't understand these people. Why vote if you have no clue? If you're house shopping, would you buy the first house you see, or would you look at several houses in your price range and figure out what you like about house A versus house B (and vice versa), what is it about house C that you could (or can't) live without, etc.? Why can't these people do that with candidates?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Let's clear the air about a few bailout myths

Here are the myths the the libs, like Osama Bin Kanjo, are giving away money to the US automakers:
  • Nobody will buy cars from a company that filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • It's not the automakers' fault, the credit crisis is to blame for the Big three's inability to keep up with foreign automakers.
  • The UAW conceded to placing high demands on the Big Three.
If I had one thing to say to Osama Bin Kanjo, the mastermind behind our economic collapse, this is horse shit.

The UAW's concessions were not that great: the union barely budged. I've skimped out on more creamer for my coffee this morning than the UAW skimped out on their positions.

I will admit that the credit crisis/freeze is a big problem for any company that relies on consumer debt financing to generate revenue. This impacts more than just the auto industry. Besides the obvious problems with real estate not moving in certain areas of the country, the credit crisis is killing furniture stores, companies that build sunrooms and additions, landscapers, etc. I don't see Raymour & Flannigan asking for a handout!!! I don't see any of the businesses in these other industries asking for bailout money - and they probably won't get any because they're just too small for the government to give a shit about them (90%+ of these businesses are microbusinesses). Credit crisis aside, the Big Three have not been able to outperform foreign automakers in sales for at least 10 years. Why? American automakers aren't making the kind of cars that the market demands. It's that simple. the Big three don't need a bailout, they need better CEOs, transformational leaders with a clear vision and directive (besides survive), and an overhaul of the market research division. Osama Bin Kanjo will give a blank check to the Big Three, and they will continue with business as usual gradually watching their market share slip. I would prefer to see the free market take over and have these automakers get bought out by foreign competitors. Given the fall in our dollar, a better tax structure, and countless other reasons for maintaining operations here in the US, the Big Three would not really fade away; they would simply be owned and run by someone else who has a proven track record for giving the consumers what they want.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is not the end-all for a business. It's merely a restructuring effort to help the company move forward. Many companies filed for Chapter 11, and people continue to do business with them (I bet you bought something from Kmart in the last 5 years). Saying that nobody will buy anything from a company that filed chapter 11 is like saying that a pregnant woman can pass up Ben & Jerry's.

I stand by what I said before: let the Big Three suffer and may the HR departments remember that a degree from Wharton or MIT is nothing but a piece of paper.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It is a privilege and honor... be recognized by the Americans for Limited Government (ALG) and be listed on their blog role for their blog site, the Net Right Nation, a site devoted to conservative issues and recognizing/promoting bloggers who tend to lean more towards preserving traditional values and the Constitution.