Tag Archives: Promise

Financial Future For Who?

Us? China?

There is way too much in the way of articles, essays, opinions to opine about here.

Instead, here are a few links to whet your whistle, or increase your angst:

China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills, decreasing its ownership of the short-term U.S. government securities from a peak of $210.4 billion in May 2009 to $5.69 billion in March 2011, the most recent month reported by the U.S. Treasury. . . .”

29 Months into the most Left Wing U.S. Presidency and we are heading into an economic disaster.

More bad economic news.

I have one question:

How can one man, such as our President, solve this crisis when it is Congress that has helped him more than triple our indebtedness (and waants to spend even more) and our primary lender is separating itself from our poor financial dealings?

The Rights of Man

Most excellent.

Wrong Answer And A Bad Attitude

To boot.

Please, folks, we do not need so-called representatives like this guy, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). Vote him out when the time comes.

Promises versus Reality

We keep falling for it though. That is, not all of us, but some percentage most certainly do.

Since Barack Obama’s campaign ad, where he attacked the oil industry and promised 5 million new energy jobs, gasoline prices are now 55% more than they were since that ad.

And just to make sure you understand just how bad I feel about that you should know that my truck doesn’t use gas, but diesel. That is even more expensive now. Think what impact that has on the delivery of foodstuffs to the grocery store, and consumer goods to other stores.

Don’t forget now, BO also said, during his campaign, that “under my plan, energy costs would necessarily skyrocket.”

I just want to make sure you remember that.

Oh, and if you this is bad, just wait until oil by the barrel costs $100 and stays there (or goes even higher)!!!!

Oil at $100 and unemployment ~10 percent is bad news for Obama’s re-election hopes, of course. (It should go without saying that it is bad for America, too, and that I do not wish for economic suffering to be visited upon my fellow citizens in order to hamper the Obama administration.) But you know what’s even worse than $100 oil? $150 oil, which the CEO of Gulf says would not surprise him. There will be tremendous political pressure put on OPEC and the other producers if that happens. But why would OPEC want to bail us out? What is in it for them? Devalued U.S. dollars? If the Obama administration will not get behind a solid dollar for sound economic reasons, maybe narrow political self-interest will be enough.

In Less Than 9 Hours

General Election starts.

I’d say – do your worst, but – in fact, it should really be:

Do Your Best.
Pick the next generation of Congress that (had better) fix our country right.

Some inspiration:

Do You Hear the People Sing

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Remember November 2010

America Rising An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

Now go do that voodoo that you do so well.

I will be a part of it. I will do my civic duty ass I always have.

I WILL BE WATCHING.

UPDATE: Healthcare Coverage Uncovered

Imagine that.

According to Jim Hoft at GatewayPundit, a majority of Americans will lose their company sponsored health plans within 3 years.

Well, not so much by Jim Hoft he just posted the news this afternoon, try Investors via Doug Ross.

How’s that Hope and Change going there? Ready to vote this coming September? (Here in Maryland, that’s the Primary 09/14/10 – you want this unfunded then repealed? Consider voting for me. Sorry, usually I am not so upfront with that approach but this isn’t about one or a couple running for office. This is about saving our country, dammit.)

UPDATE: Now this little tidbit that is stuck inside the Healthcare legislation. How’s this for taxing by alchemy?
h/t Don Surber (my sofa is off limits to everyone)

BUMPED: Ms. Boyce

Sorry, I cannot reply back to your work email. Won’t work. Appears to be blocked from external replies.

I called your desk phone late Friday afternoon and left you a message. But I thought I would go ahead and post my response to your questions here just in case you happen to read this before getting in to work this coming week.
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Thank you for the opportunity, I am glad to share with you my views on your concerns.

Regarding abortion, I am against it in principle and in practice as my personal opinion.
This does not mean I wish to have women subjected to past history such as back alley operations.

While I would prefer women that carefully consider and re-consider abortion (don’t do it), they at least should have proper medical care. I can certainly see the need for immediate care to prevent conception upon instances of rape. And I am torn in cases where the health of the mother is in jeopardy. I would prefer, in such a case, to save my wife first, I believe.

Now, having said that, I do completely object to the latest round of healthcare legislation (and probably other pending bills) that insist on using tax dollars (from me and everyone else) to fund abortions.

Since this is predominantly a personal decision to have such a procedure, it should be personally paid by the one seeking this procedure. Those of us morally against it should not be forced to fund it for those who can and/or cannot pay for it.

Those who have an abortion will have to answer for it to a higher power. I have no desire to have that discussion with The Almighty.

Christianity. I am a Catholic myself. Probably not as good as I should be but I do try my best to live the Golden Rule. I do not ascribe to hate in the way that others seems to think Christians live. I try to be optimistic about anyone/everyone I relate to – sometimes it doesn’t always remain that way, but I try not to be the reason for it. Most folks I work with, and family I live with, will most likely say the same about me. (Perhaps an exception or two.)

I do not believe in preaching to people, in the sense of attempting to convince them “the errors of their ways”. Religion and faith is a deeply personal thing.

Gay marriage. I am against the stealing of the word/term “marriage” for such folks. I am also against the federal government attempting to override state’s rights (along this line and others). There are existing civil laws at state levels that deal with this. Civil unions. I believe it satisfies legal issues as well. But use of “marriage” for them? No, not officially.

I hold no ill will towards such people, in fact, I do know some personally. Perhaps more, only because this isn’t always a topic to ask about in polite company. The few I know are responsible folk – just like the rest of us.

It is the dangerous ones that are more problematic. And those are the ones we hear about on the news. These are the folks that need to be separated from polite society.

There you go, Ms. Boyce. If you want to ask anything else, you know how to reach me.

UPDATE: Leading Indicators of Economic Disaster?

Large Corporations seem to already know what they have to do to remain solvent. Unfortunately, employees are not going to like it.

Not to mention the records-breaking national deficit.

Just remember those two words “deficit neutral.” Know what means? That both spending and savings would NOT CHANGE the deficit in any direction (up or down). Well, that can’t be happening now can it? Especially when the budget will force the US debt to soar to 90% of the GDP.

UPDATE: The radicals in Congress were not pleased that these corporations would go public with this devastating information. In response, democrats threatened to call for Congressional show trials to publicly humiliate these corporations.

New And Improved Billboard

Yes. It has been a Photoshop effort.

But very accurate.

Now Why Can’t We Do That?

Canada to UN: No. We will not fund terrorism.