Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Unless there is some miraculous new discovery I think that we all have heard pretty much all that these two candidates for President have to say and most of us have probably decided on who we are going to vote for. Some of you may have already voted, if that is available in your state.

We do have early voting in the state that I live in, so I will probably sachet my little self to the courthouse a little early and cast my big vote. Then I'm going to go home and pray that I have made the right decision.

I wouldn't dream of putting any of you on the spot by asking you who you are/or have voted for.

But here is what I think.

Frankly in spite of the polls that have been taken, I think it's a toss up.

Until the votes have all been counted,(if they are all counted), I don't think that we, the people can be sure of anything.

So I pose this question to you. When it's all said and done, who do you think we will be calling 'Mr. President'? I know who I will vote for but who will win,

I haven't a clue.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Only two weeks and it's all over but the crying. But who will be crying?

I still can't figure that one out. No matter what the poles say or what the map shows I think it could go either way. Simply because I feel like there will be a lot of problems (ya right problems, ha ha) with those darn voting machines.

I want a paper ballet. I wish there was some way that if a person insisted upon it, they could refuse to use the machines. I don't trust them and I don't trust the way that they can be tinkered with.

I have diligently watched the television every night since this campaign started. To learn as much as I could about each candidate and become as well informed as possible so that I could feel confident in the decision that who ever I decided to vote for would be the best one for the task before them. And during this time I do believe that I have come to one, and only one decision.

They are both crazy!

Yes, that has to be it. McCain and Obama, Obama and McCain are both nutty as fruit cakes. Crazy as 'Betsy Bugs' as the old sayings go.

With all that has happened, is happening, and will continue to happen for a very long time, who in their right mind would want to be the President right now.

Would you? Oh, come on, say yes and I'll stick you up there with Obama and McCain, in the Loony bin.

First of all Obama, although I think is a very intelligent and a ambitious young man, doesn't really have the longest political history to qualify him for the Presidency. He talks a good talk but I think he is going to need a lot of help from his fellow politicians, because all of the good intentions in the world are not going to get it here and he can't just go to his ranch every time there is a crises like Bush did because I don't think he has a ranch to go to. So God help us, I hope he is a fast learner.

McCain, on the other hand has many years of experience, but when I saw him get up and start walking around on the stage at the first debate all I could think of was, my God this man can hardly walk across the room.
I couldn't help thinking that if something should happen to him that leaves us with Palin and frankly I think she put the 'L' in the word Loony. So if she should by some unfortunate situation have to take over as President our only hope is that they quickly find some reason to impeach her and put someone else in there immediately. Anyone at all pleeeeese.

No matter which one gets it, they are not going to be able to fix what is going on in the United States. I haven't seen either one of them holding a magic wand.
Our economy is in the crapper and all the promises in the world are not going to fix it. Certainly not in the first four years, and I don't think a second term is going to do it either. But they both sure make it all sound good don't they.
So why do they want it so badly is it a power trip or are they both just plain crazy. Could be both? You decide.

I think the only reason either one of them got this far is because no one else in their right mind wants it. Well, almost no one.

Poor old Hilary. I feel her pain.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


A good read. Short and to the point.

545 People

545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese [Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper]

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.

The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?

She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ .

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

They vote their own pay raises for themselves because they want it that way.

There are no unsolvable government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy,' 'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you, though you appear to have several choices.

1. You can send this to everyone in your address book, and hope 'they' do something about it.

2. You can agree to vote against everyone that is currently in office, knowing that the process will take several years.

3. You can decide to 'run for office' yourself and agree to do the job properly.

4. You can hit delete.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Politics is definitely a stinky business and the Bailout plan is one of the worst plans around. I realize that our economy is in a great deal of trouble, but come on the funds have already been misused. It seems that some of the CEO's of 'AIG' got together and decided to take a vacation at our expense. A very expensive vacation at that.

Well why not. We're the dummies that are paying for it, for now and forever.
Then to add insult to injury, it was announced on the television and all that was said about it was that the public deserved an apology.

Well crap on their apology. This is how I feel about it and this is what I wrote to my congress and every public official that I could write to.
I am outraged that so soon in the game, the money that that was appropriated to help businesses is already scandalously being miss appropriated at the expense of the public and all that was said about it was that these CEO's that used this money to take a very expensive vacation need to apologize to the public? Apologize???? I don't think so!

Excuse me but since when is miss appropriations of funds ' NOT ' a crime.
So if this is going to be written off as ' they deserved their bonus pay ', I'm sorry but that is totally unacceptable.

This is blatant theft and I for one want nothing less then prosecution!
I don't want an apology, I want action!

Yes I think the Bailout plan stinks. As a matter of fact as long as I'm venting I may as well add that, I think this whole Presidential election campaign stink as well. I haven't seen this much 'mud slinging' in a long time. What's wrong with running on your own values instead of tearing down someone Else's.

This is the first Time in all my years of being a voter that I have had a problem making a decision on who to vote for.
I have never had trouble deciding who I wanted for President usually pretty early in the game I could tell without a doubt who I wanted but not this time.
This time I have a problem with both candidates. Obama, McCain, McCain, Obama. Which will be the lesser of the two evils.

When McCain came up with Palin I thought smart move, a woman for VP will get you a lot of women's votes and it looked promising for him when she first came on the scene. But frankly,now (Shush this is between you and me), I think she's proved herself to be a bit of an egotistical ding bat and I wish she'd take Mr. Six pack and go home.
Sorry but it's getting old. Frankly cutesy cutesy just doesn't get it. I want to see a smart well informed woman up there, not someone winking and blurting out nonsense.

Why anyone would even want to run for President with all these problems is beyond me. I certainly wouldn't want to take this mess on.

I wouldn't dream of asking you who you are going to vote for because I think it's a personal decision and I don't want to start any wars on my blog.
But I would like to know who you think is doing better in their campaigns and debates if you care to comment.
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