Friday, June 12, 2009

Maybe there is hope.

I just found this editorial by Dick may answer my question on when this is Obama's economy and not Bush's.

"Obama’s issues crumbling"

"At last, there is convincing evidence that Obama’s poll numbers may be descending to earth. While his approval remains high — and his personal favorability is even higher — the underlying numbers suggest that a decline may be in the offing. Even as he stands on his pedestal, the numbers under his feet are crumbling.

According to a Rasmussen poll, more voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats to handle the economy, by a margin of 45-39. Scott Rasmussen notes that “this is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue.” Last month, he had the Democrats holding a one-point lead, but they lost it in June’s polling."

More reading here:

How long is this Bush's fault?

Pres. Obama told us that his porkulus package needed to be passed ASAP to avoid another great depression. The members of congress didn’t even have time to read the entire spending bill before they had to vote on it. “In pushing to get his $787 billion stimulus package passed in Congress, President Obama's economic team said that without the federal spending jolt, the unemployment rate would hit 8.8 percent by the last fiscal quarter of 2010. With the package, his advisers argued, the unemployment rate would reach only 7 percent.”

Well, we now have unemployment numbers at 9.4 percent and if, from what I’ve heard, figured as past unemployment numbers have been, we are easily into double digits.

So I ask, what good did the stimulus package do? Ok wait…it saved around 150,000 jobs so far. How can you measure that? We’ve lost around 1.8 million since Obama took office. At what point do we begin to cite Obama’s policies as taking us down further? When is this no longer a problem the previous administration had left him?

So far I have not seen any benefit besides a whopping $16.00 in my paychecks! We spent all this money to bail out the auto companies because they were too big to fail. Now their filling for bankruptcy…what happened to our money?

When will (or have) the American people woken up to what’s going on? Is it just the media that is on Obama’s side still?

I know that’s a lot of questions, but for my first post in a couple weeks, that’s what’s going through my head!

Chastity Bono and was God wrong?

Chastity Bono has come out and said she is changing to a he. From time to time there are those who say they feel they were born into the wrong body. Is this possible? If so, if God is perfect and knows all how can this happen? Sounds like something for Grouchy.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

All politics think of them selves.

This, according to former vice-president Dick Cheney, who reportedly admitted in a recent interview on Fox News that the Bush administration floated the $17.4 billion auto industry bailout package in order to give the outgoing administration enough time to exit and for the next administration to settle in before the house of cards in Detroit came tumbling down. According to Cheney, President Bush "decided that he did not want to be the one who pulled the plug just before he left office."


President Obama might just have hit the biggest bump in the road on his way to turning America into a socialist nation. The funny part is that a liberal and not a conservative, although temporary, put up the roadblock.

Supreme Court justice Ruth Ginsburg put the sale of Chrysler to Fiat on hold. It seems that she is at least giving lip service to the notion that we are a nation of laws. If she does the right thing and has the whole court hear the case, there is a better than even chance that the sale will be blocked.

The issue is whether we are governed by "the rule of law" of if a power hungry President can skirt the laws to bring about what he wants to happen. The problem for President Obama is that our bankruptcy laws dictate how the assets of a corporation will be divided up when a company fails. Those creditors with secured loans are first in line for any funds to be dispersed. Obama want to pick and choose who gets what. He gave a bigger percentage of return to the unions than he did to say, state employee pension funds. It’s great payback for the union’s support during the election but will he get away with it?

The bigger problem is if secure creditors’ rights aren’t upheld by the courts, you will see billions of dollars of foreign investments leave America and go overseas where secured investors are still protected. Even China, communist China, no human rights China protects the rights of investors.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Newsweek editor finds God!!

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas talking to Chris Matthews of MSNBC comparing Reagan in 1984 with Obama today "Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is - we are above that now. We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something, I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above above the world, he's sort of God."

How can anyone in their right mind think the media is impartial? Can someone tell me what Obama has done? Reagan inspired us to be better than we thought was possible. He told us that the U.S. was the best place on earth and to be proud of that. Obama tells us we aren't the best, we are just one of many. He gives us no reason to be proud. He tells our allies as well as foes that the U.S. has made many mistakes and we are sorry.

The only thing I'm sorry for is the stupidity of those who voted for the guy.