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Saturday Morning News, Opinion and Commentary

January 31st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Saturday Morning News, Opinion and Commentary

This is a bit different from my normal method of posting. I’m tired of hammering out one topic posts and just felt like covering a broader range of topics this AM. There’s entirely too much going on to zero in on 1 subject, have a great Super Bowl weekend folks!

Voting is under way in Iraq amid tight security has such a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? We, as a nation, have been thrown in the tank so the Iraqi people can vote, I feel SO special. And only one incident of violence so far as a military officer opened fire and injured two people after voters chanted slogans at a polling station. Opened fire for chanting slogans? Not ALL of Iraq is catching on to this democracy thing.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel I think, Obama promises lower mortgage costs, new loans. New loans for all the millions that are out of work or are about to BE out of work. That’s the ticket. That’s exactly what we need, more bad debt that can’t be paid and more bad debt the nation will have to absorb. Socialism is such an adventure.

Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois is off to a rousing start, New Ill. Gov. works to show he’s anti-Blagojevich is the headline, and there’s a picture of Quinn too. He is NOT Rod Blagojevich. Quinn is dressed in a business suit instead of a leather jacket and Quinn didn’t have some wild animal looking thing nesting on his head. Ya gotta admit, that’s a start.

For most of us, BUY AMERICAN is not just a slogan, it’s something we try to do at every opportunity, I know I do. Buying American may be a problem for our new POTUS, Obama facing dilemma over protectionism in bill. Seems like the Brits and the EU just aren’t too terribly happy with the idea that Americans want to buy American. Now I don’t mean to sound presumptuous but would anyone care to speculate on which direction Obama is going to fall on this?? I’m guessing Brit and EU appeasement will be the 1st order of business.

Sometimes it seems like a brother just can’t catch a break, Obama’s half-brother held on drugs charge. He only had 1 joint, or so he said. It’s gotta be a case of trying to make the Obama family name look bad, right? Actually, my very 1st thought was, ‘there’s one in every family’. Billy Carter anyone? If this is a precursor of things to come, maybe we can take it as a sign that Obama is a *one term* guy.

I don’t really understand the hoopla in this, Daschle nomination hits tax snag. What’s the big deal? Being a TAX CHEAT is perfectly acceptable in the Obama administration isn’t it? Timmy Geithner made that very apparent!

And I just have to ask, what in the hell was she thinking? Octuplets mom obsessed with having kids. The woman is unmarried and has conceived ALL of her kids via in vitro fertilization. For crying out loud, that’s 14 kids!! Anyone want to take a guess at exactly who is going to be paying for these little miracles, their food, clothes, medical bills, education, housing?? Anyone??

A couple of tragic stories this AM, Tour bus crash near Hoover Dam kills 7 and 6 die as plane crashes near W.Va. airport. Our sympathies are extended to the families in this time of grief.

Do you suppose PETA is going to be up in the air over this? Yes, pun intended. Birds cause emergency landings, aborted takeoffs. You know that their feathered friends have to be protected. And those nasty old airline pilots enjoy steering their jets right into the birds, deliberately of course. That’s going to be the way PETA tells it!

And last but not least, Nearly 1M without power 5 days after ice storm. I have friends that are caught up in this, no power at home and staying in a motel. According to the article FEMA hasn’t made an appearance yet. Looks like FEMA is a disaster unto themselves. And this time Bush can’t be blamed. I still honestly believe that if the USA would stop trying to fix the ills of the world and focused on taking care of our own, we’d be much better off as a nation.

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3 Responses to “Saturday Morning News, Opinion and Commentary”

  1. comment number 1 by: LoneRider

    Fred,

    Yes, buy American …… including oil :-)

    And yes, I agree, lets take care of ourselves before we try to help others.

    t.

  2. comment number 2 by: ablur

    “I still honestly believe that if the USA would stop trying to fix the ills of the world and focused on taking care of our own, we’d be much better off as a nation.”

    I with you Fred. The better part of America is with us on this. It seems that our elitist ruling class is the only one not interested in helping the little people.

  3. comment number 3 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    My 1040 is going to be short and sweet this year – I’ll just write “Geitner/Daschle/Rangle” on line 75.

    That should be good for a refund of about $175,000, right?