Category Archives: Political

Why aren’t we reminded of this

We were reminded of “No New Taxes” on Bush, Sr. — why don’t we remember this?

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Meet Paul Ryan


Well, early Saturday morning we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, is to be Mitt Romney’s pick for the next Vice President of The United States.

What are we to think of this selection?   He’s not a graduate of Columbia University.   He’s not a graduate of Harvard.    He wasn’t selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review.   He didn’t get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio.    For God’s sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!

One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack.    He didn’t write two books about that experience.    Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.

Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma.    His grandma wasn’t the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of “need”.

Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin’s office.  The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer.    NO one offered him a “token honor” position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.

When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn’t demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him.  He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office.   In Janesville, Wisconsin they don’t have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.

After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn’t triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists.    He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.

Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville.  He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan.     He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.

For those who can’t make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a “mobile constituent office” and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.

No, I don’t know if we can vote for a guy like this.    He doesn’t have a regal pedigree; he’s Irish for God’s sake!    No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected.    No one threw flowers or got “chills down their leg” as a he took his seat in Congress.

What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row.  He’s is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years!    The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own.   What is wrong with this guy?    If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra?     Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1?    Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?

I don’t know.  Paul Ryan seems heartless to me.  He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit!  The guy’s no fun at all!

Who wants a numbers cruncher?    Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill?  Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party’s over.

Party Hearty folks!    At least until November.

Two Cow Politics

 

Two Cow Politics 

Socialism : You have two cows. You keep one and give one 
to your neighbor. 

Communism : You have two cows. The government takes them 
Both and provides you with milk. 

Fascism : You have two cows. The government takes them and
sells you the milk. 

Bureaucracy : You have two cows. The government takes them
Both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and 
Then pours it down the drain. 

Capitalism : You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. 

Corporate: You have two cows. You sell one, force the other to
produce the milk of four cows and then act surprised 
When it drops dead. 

Democracy : You have two cows. The government taxes you 
To the point that you must sell them both in order to 
support a man in a in a foreign country who has only one cow

Goodbye Flo

For over 28 years I’ve have my motorcycles insured with Progressive — as it was the cheapest back in the 80s.

When I saw what their Liberal agenda was, and how much they give to Soros’ pro-communist organizations — I decided to tell Flo to take a hike.

Pleasant surprise is that I’m now paying half as much through my House insurance company. $577 a year for full coverage on a 2011 Geezerglide, 1999 Drifter 1500, and 94 Harley Heritage.

If you have Progressive because you think they’re the least expensive — then it is time to shop around. If you are against Soros’ communist agenda — you need to change anyway.