Friday, November 2, 2012

Is the Race For President Really a Tight One?

I must admit that I am having a difficult time understanding how this 2012 presidential election can be as close as the polls and news networks say it is. Just four days before the election most of the media have it split to around 48% Obama and 47% Romney.

How can an intelligent American voter, with all the exposure to this campaign that is available to him or her, and in all good conscience vote for a person who has quadrupled the national debt in just under four years? How does that record make for a tight race?

How can intelligent working women who are single and climbing that corporate ladder or have kids, and in many cases are the sole breadwinner of the home, vote for a man who spouts equal pay for equal work but has female members of his own staff and administration making less than their male counterparts who do the same or similar jobs? I also thought women in general loathed arrogant men who promise but don't deliver. You'll not find a more arrogant man than the current President and he has failed on over 80% of the promises he made during his campaign four years ago. How do intelligent women vote for a man like that?

How can an intelligent person vote for a person who has yet to take responsibility for anything that has gone wrong during his tenure, particularly when they have led to the deaths of those he was commissioned to protect and defend, and yet quickly takes full credit for what very few things have gone right.

How can an intelligent voter cast a ballot for any person who has allowed the unemployment rate to be at its highest point fours years in a row, that's nearly forty-eight months? It has been over ten years since this has occurred and it has happened during his watch over the nation's economy.

Fundamentally the world really isn't any different than it was ten years ago. Wars are still being waged. Weather is still just as sporadic and unpredictable. Dictators are still killing their people and threatening the rest of the world. The financial markets continue their long and continued trends of steady ups and downs with occasional wide swings. So what is different now? What's different is there is an unsteady and untried hand at the wheel. Not only that, the free world is being led by a person with a whole different set of values and standards that have been the hallmark of America's free market and liberty loving foundation. That is what has changed, nothing else. And that change has thrown this nation into chaos, unpredictability, apprehension, ill ease and is leading it down the path to the same failed economic future Europe has been trodding for the last forty years. We all know where that trail leads in the end.

If the polls are correct and if this race is as tight as the media would lead us to believe then I am left with only one conclusion - at least 48% of the U.S. population are complete idiots hell-bent on self destruction.

Uptick or Stagnation?

The Obama press is making a concerted effort to give the latest jobs report a positive spin. The Huffington Post says, "U.S. Adds 171,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate At 7.9 Percent." The MSNBC Obama Network gleefully proclaims, "U.S. Adds 171,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate At 7.9 Percent."

If I were Mike Meyers I'd be very verklemmt at the moment. How can this be spinned as good news for the economy? President Barack Obama has had four years to turn this economy around and the best he can show for it is a 7.9% unemployment rate and a paltry 171,000 new jobs added to the roles since the last jobs report? This isn't something to be lauded or praised as a great accomplishment but every headline should be reading "Economy Remains in STAGNATION with a return UPWARD to the UNEMPLOYMENT RATE!"

That reality headline isn't anything you are likely to ever read from a liberal media that is so in bed with and invested so heavily for an Obama reelection. So, what we get instead is a very watered-down version of what is really happening and thankfully candidate Mitt Romney has called it for what it is. It would seem that Romney is the only person out there willing to live in the real world. After the release of this latest jobs report he correctly stated that the U.S. economy is at a "virtual standstill." Sadly, the majority of so-called news outlets are either ignoring this fact or relagating his comments to page 2 of their political sections while at the same time plastering their great lie all over their front pages. One thing is a reality: If this same kind of a jobs report appears during Romney's watch as President it's a guarantee MSNBC, CBS, ABC, Politico, The Huffington Post and CNN will plaster it all over every page of their media and be in non-stop conversation over the abject failure of the Romney economic plan from day one.

Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual

2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0

2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7

2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4

2005 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9

2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4

2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0

2008 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.8 7.3

2009 7.8 8.3 8.7 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.9

2010 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.4

2011 9.1 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.5

2012 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.1 7.8 7.9

Unemployment numbers in bold print reflect unemployment rates under President Obama's first 4 year term in office. They are the highest recorded in over 10 years. The left's great Satan and nemesis George W. Bush kept the rates below 7.0% during his 8 years as President. Sometime, the buck simply stops at your desk Mr. Obama, so stop trying to pass that buck.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some Humans Are Simply Irredeemable

I was in a discussion about the inhumanity of man and felt it necessary to respond to someone trying to blame conservative Republicans and "tea baggers" for fostering the ridiculous idea that it is God's will when a woman is raped and gets pregnant as a result of that violent traumatic experience on her life.

This well intentioned person was trying to make a political issue out of a criminal act and it simply got to me. I kind of verbally laid into him.

God's will has nothing to do with a woman getting raped and pregnant. And, yes, the misguided soul that thinks this is fodder for a political debate was correct about one thing, only someone stupid would think or believe such a thing was the result of God's will. But, I have to add that only someone stupid or incredibly insensitive would try to make a political issue out of it. It was a man's will to rape a woman, not some God's.

It's time we humans grew up and started taking responsibility for our own actions. The days of blaming a god or devil are done. It is also time for all of us to grow the hell up and quit making these kinds of criminal and inhumane acts of mankind a springboard for a political agenda and platform. This has nothing to do with Democrats, Republicans, "tea baggers," liberals or conservatives and lowering it to that level only demeans and makes it worse. It does little or nothing to address the real problem. It has to do with certain despicable, lowlife, unrepentant, unchanging and irredeemable human beings who need to be put down like the rabid animals they are....no more, no less.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Andrea Mitchell Gets It Wrong AGAIN!

NBC News/MSNBC Network news journalist and commentator Andrea Mitchell is right there all over the story surrounding Mitt Romney's humanitarian effort while he was in Ohio campaigning during the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Romney was collecting thousands of canned goods and other foodstuffs for disaster relief, encouraging his supporters at the rallies to give all that they could in the way of food, clothing and other humanitarian aid to the victims of this record-breaking storm.

Mitchell went out of her way to report that what Romney was doing was not needed by the Red Cross, but would only hinder their relief efforts. She spent a great deal of time explaining how the Red Cross would be slowed down by the great influx of these canned goods and other much needed relief items and that what was really needed from everyone was money and blood. I was waiting for her charts and graphs to prove her point, but thankfully they never appeared.

Perhaps Ms. Mitchell missed the Governor's all important announcement to his supporters in which he frequently and loudly proclaimed, Please, "send in a check to the Red Cross" as soon as possible.

If only Mitchell and other so-called reporters of her ilk would have spent such indepth reporting on such man-made terroists disasters like Benghazi or the huge government waste of billions of dollars on bankrupt "green industries" that the Obama administration invested American taxpayers money on, then perhaps I would care why she and others in her camp would spend so much reporting time on how Mr. Romney decides to spend his time trying to help give relief to those devastated by a natural disaster.

You decide - which is real news that should occupy a reporter's time: Obama's mangling and coverup of Benghazi and failed green investments of taxpayer monies, or, Mr. Romney's collecting of food, clothes, blankets and call for checks to be sent to the Red Cross.