Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz – Iowa Caucus Results

February 2, 2016 · Posted in Government, Human Rights, Political, Rants, religion · Comment 
Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz

Will one of these two be our next president? Hoping not but American delegates have a unique talent for picking what they think Americans want without considering what’s best for America.

With the Iowa caucus now complete and  Hillary Clinton (D) and Ted Cruz (R) declared winners, it’s now time to call out the problems this creates.  First, however, I would like to congratulate Iowa delegates on their decision to let Ted Cruz win this one instead of picking that bumbling idiot Trump.  Hillary over Sanders (although just about even) may not be your finest moment, but Trump would prove to be a major mistake for American voters.  Well, Hillary will, too, but that’s a longer story.
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An Election Year is Coming, Lets Start Talking About the Idiots

August 28, 2015 · Posted in Celebrity, Political, Rants · Comment 

imagesOkay, it has been a long, long time since my last post, but I’m back and fired up. Lets talk about them in order of stupidity…

Palin – just finished reading her rant on Facebook about ESPN. Knew this lady was an idiot from the jokes of her past, but this is a new low. She’s irrelevant and honestly, I believe that every decision she makes now is to a) try to take the spotlight off her daughter and b) keep herself in the limelight for just that much longer so that the brainwashed will continue to pay her for public talks and whatever else it is she does.

Trump – for what it’s worth, I couldn’t take him seriously before, and now I’m totally lost about why he can be “leading” this race for president. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that in theory he doesn’t need the PAC money and is willing to put his own money where his mouth is (well, was willing anyway), but success in business or not it’s difficult to imagine that foreigners are going to take him seriously after all the comical campaigning and his past television presence. Oh boy, I’m already thinking this can’t end well.

So there you have it, two people to consider and so much yet to come.

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Is Palin Really That Stupid?

February 8, 2010 · Posted in Government, Political, Rants · Comment 

Can Palin Prove She's Smart? (Photo: AP)

Sorry its been so long since any posts have been added, but fortunately the idiot is back and this one was too good to pass up, so here we go again. That’s right, Sarah Palin, who has previously mocked President Barack Obama as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter” was recently photographed with talking points written on the palm of her hand. Personally, I think I’d rather have a teleprompter.

While I’m not as thrilled with our current administration as I had hoped, I am still a firm believer that America made the right choice not voting McCain/Palin into office. Now, as Palin continues her efforts to promote the National Tea Party, I’m fearful again that the puppeteers may write enough smart words on her hand to scare America into believing Palin would be a good thing for the country.

If “Energy,” “Tax,” and “Lift Americans Spirits” are at the top of your list for what comes next, then it’s important to remember that “budget cuts” was also scrawled and crossed out on Palin’s hand. What does that tell us about what’s to come if Palin is given a chance to run for office – any office – in the years to come?

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Robin Williams Asks David the Question – Will Palin Replace Oprah?

November 26, 2009 · Posted in Celebrity, humor, Media, Political, Rants · Comment 

Nobody can replace Oprah – her successful, 25-year daytime talk-show will be forever remembered as one of the most successful television shows of all time. To imagine anyone filling her time-slot, let alone her show, is nearly impossible, but Robin Williams’ recent David Letterman appearance pitched one possible replacement – Sarah Palin.


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Has the Catholic Church Gone Too Far?

November 23, 2009 · Posted in Government, Human Rights, Political, Rants, religion · Comment 

Catholic ChurchI’m no one to question anyone’s religion, but I do question Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin and his decision to ban Rep Patrick Kennedy from receiving Communion, the central sacrament of the church, because of Kennedy’s support for abortion rights.

Kennedy was recently quoted as saying, “The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion; that I am not a good practicing Catholic because of the positions that I’ve taken as a public official.”  And, while it’s probably below the belt, I will continue to wonder how Tobin feels about his peers that are being convicted of raping children as part of their work with God.  Do they deserve forgiveness and communion? Read more

Obama Talks About Education and Parents Complain

September 4, 2009 · Posted in Government, Political, Rants · 1 Comment 

President Barack ObamaHere is my message to all Americans – you may not like him as an individual, or the policies that he is trying to put into place, but he is your President, and you damn well should respect him.  He’s earned that.

After listening to people like Shanneen Barron, as she talked with CNN Affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver, I was forced to question what America has come to.  Barron was quoted as saying, about President Obama’s desire to speak to American school children, that “thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that [President Obama talking about education] just really upsets me. I’m an American. They are Americans, and I don’t feel that’s OK. I feel very scared to be in this country with our leadership right now.” Read more

Rod Blagojevich Indictments Handed Down

April 3, 2009 · Posted in Government, Justice, Political, Rants · Comment 
Will Rod Blagojevich Receive Justice?

Will Rod Blagojevich receive his just due?

It has taken four months for the indictments to come down, and if any of them are true, and I suspect they all are, it’s not a day too soon.  That’s right, I’m talking about former Governor Rod Blagojevich who is now being charged with 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy and lying to federal agents. The government is seeking forfeiture of $188,370 from Blagojevich and will try to take his Ravenswood Manor home in Chicago if needed.

And to think, this started with everyone thinking his pay-to-play effort to sell President Obama’s vacated seat on the US Senate.  Now it seems like that’s the least of his crimes, and considering his elected status, that’s pretty bad.  What bothers me most is that of all the groups that should self govern – politicians appear least willing to look at their own and ask the hard questions.  Rod Blagojevich should be publicly stoned by anyone that cast their vote, and those that stood with him, knowing of his crimes, should be right there with him.

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Palin Proves She Wasn’t Meant to Lead

January 14, 2009 · Posted in Government, Media, Political, Rants · Comment 

Sarah PalinNow that her fifteen minutes of fame are up, Sarah Palin continues her war on the media.  Now, a recent quote in one of her hometown newspapers has her lashing out at the “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.”  Obviously, the blogging community is up in arms about this, because frankly the words that I’m writing (and I am a bit bored) are in the veil of anonymity not lies (I guess two out of three truths isn’t bad considering the source), express opinions and feelings about something more than Sarah Palin.  These views and opinions – like so many of my peers – are my feelings on why Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be Vice-President of the United States of America.  My ammunition for many of my blog articles about Sarah Palin are the very words that she is quoted as using.

Since losing the election, Sarah Palin has apparently be slammed on the interview circuit and much what they’re looking for is dirt.  With everything flying around about her daughter, her son’s birth, and what comes next it’s no wonder that she’s a bit overwhelmed.  The following quote, from Esquire’s upcoming magazine sums up her feelings for some of the people writing about her.

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Wasn’t One Palin in the News Enough?

December 30, 2008 · Posted in Celebrity, Government, Human Rights, Political, Rants · Comment 

Sarah Palin and Baby DaddyApparently reading about Sarah Palin and seeing her plastered across every news outlet in America wasn’t enough.  Now we have to read about her daughter Bristol, 18, becoming another unwed mother on welfare.  When did this become okay?  More importantly, when did an unwed, Alaskan teen having a baby became national front page news?  This families’ 15 minutes of fame are up.

The good news, though, is that it gets better.  I’m actually quite surprised that we haven’t seen this family on Jerry Springer, but perhaps that will be next.  If you believe the RNC she’ll be running for office again at some point in the future…

So anyway, in case you were fortunate enough to miss the brief, Bristol Palin’s baby-daddy is “former high school hockey player” Levi Johnston, also 18.  His mother, Sherry, was recently arrested on multiple felony drug counts after she sent a pair of text messages to police informants discussing drug transactions.  Meanwhile, back in Wasilla, Bristol continues studying for her GED while her baby-daddy works as an apprentice electrician.  Of course, governor Sarah Palin’s office declines to comment on anything (probably for fear that it will end up on YouTube), which will simply leave us to speculate.

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When Will America Recover?

December 4, 2008 · Posted in Corporate Finance, Government, Political, Rants · Comment 

My article talked about the “perfect storm” in terms of what the auto-industry was experiencing in the credit markets, but that is probably more apropos of what is going on in the economy as a whole.  Housing is suffering, retail, including auto, is suffering, and jobs are being eliminated at an alarming rate.  Most troubling – these are not short term problems and even with a new president these aren’t going to be resolved over night.

First a little history, the phrase “perfect storm” originated with the 1997 book The Perfect Storm, and was cemented into most minds by the 2000 movie of the same title which starred George Clooney.  The phrase the perfect storm refers to the simultaneous occurence of events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the resulting combination of events.  Such occurrences are rare by their very nature, and any slight change in any one event would potentially lessen its overall impact.

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