Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quote Of The Week

I know. I said I was going to stay away. This quote just sucked me back in though. I could not resist.

 “I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”

 Rodney Booker


This was said at a job fair in Chicago in which people waited in line to apply for city jobs only to find out that they actually had to apply on line, the fair was just for info and job skills.

Further, I will say I sympathize with Mr Booker a bit in that the city did not make this clear in advertising the fair. It does sound like it was poorly planned.

Take the quote in total though. "They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something."

Does this sum up the 2012 election or what? He was at a free jobs fair in which the worst he was going to do was hear descriptions about city jobs and get help with resume building, etc.

Have we become a society in which even free is not good enough anymore?

We have a sizable portion of the population that not only does not pay taxes, they get a tax return on the taxes they do not pay. We give tax cuts to people who do not pay taxes. Sadly though, this is viewed by many as an unfair tax system for the poor.

I have said previously that the infamous "Obama phone lady" was the poster child for the 2012 election. Sadly she is not alone, she has legions behind her.

We could even see in the near future an even more amusing electoral phenomenon.

Obama has been widely criticized by the left for not being liberal enough. I am a little unclear on how liberal you have to be if you believe this but I have seen liberal trolls at other blogs saying this (yes, I am talking about a certain fowl).

Could we be headed to a time when even Democratic politicians will be held accountable by voters for not giving enough stuff away? Is this the new standard for a large portion of our country?

I have often used the slippery slope analogy, often for abortion, gay marriage, etc. I think it is a real and insidious progression of societal attitudes and mores.

Are we at a point in which the entitlement mentality is so pervasive that someone as fiscally far left as Obama will not be able to satisfy voters? Will we see liberal politicians out-giving each other?

The most relevant quote for all of this is from Alexander Fraser Tytler (often mistakenly attributed to Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson).

 “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy--to be followed by a dictatorship.”

Is this where we are headed?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fed Up

I have been largely absent for the last few months.

Some of this is because of starting a new job.

Most of it though is because I am simply fed up.

The election yesterday capped it for me but it has building for awhile. The media is so far in the tank for Obama and the rest of the far left that there is no real chance of a Republican getting elected.

Mitt Romney ran a fairly good campaign. Not perfect but good enough to win IMHO. He never had a chance.

Part of this was from the attacks from the left, usually inaccurate, always parroted by the media.

The large part of it though was the media working as part cheerleader for Obama, part shield.

This was no more evident than in the two most important recent events.

Sandy. Contrast the coverage of Katrina-Bush v Sandy-Obama. People are suffering on the East Coast. They are going without sufficient safe drinking water, fuel, etc. Yet the country thinks Obama is doing a bang-up job.

Why? He went to New Jersey for a photo-op and then back to the campaign trail.

Then there is Benghazi. We have never had an incident of terrorism so badly f'ed up on as many levels as this  one. Yet again, Obama gets high marks.

What has me really sour today though is the obvious and wide spread cheating yesterday and the lack of response by the Republicans.

We had:

-The New Black Panther Party out again.

-A poll worker in Chicago wearing an Obama hat.

-A gym voting place with an Obama mural behind the booths.

-A voting place with a picture of Obama on the wall.

-Allegations of unions in Nevada pushing illegals into voting.

-At least two incidents in which fathers of adults in group homes complaining Democrats took their daughters to the polls and "helped" them vote for Obama.

-70 Republican poll observers chased away from the polls in Philly, one woman literally assaulted in the process.

-A Republican poll observer threatened with gun violence in Detroit.

-18 people registered to vote at addresses that are in a large field in Cleveland.

-NAACP officials taking mover a polling place in Texas. Moving people up in line. Openly campaigning for Obama.

-A Republican Senate candidate for New York being told she was supposed to vote for the Democrats by a poll worker.

-The usual dead, illegals, prisoners registered to vote.

Today Republican officials act like this is just another day. None of this happened. Now I realize Holder is corrupt and will not investigate any of it but where are Republicans?

(Note: I did not link to the above because it would take way too much time although I assure everyone they all happened. Google the incidents and you will see them).

I'm done. I'm not necessarily giving up, my nature is to fight if there is a reason. I just don't see a reason. The fix is in. The game is done.

I am keeping my blog in case I change my mind. Further, I will likely have an occasion to post something.

I will try to make some rounds now that my life is settling down a bit. I apologize for not coming around. I genuinely enjoy the friends I have made and cannot imagine losing contact altogether.

I am working on another project more for fun than anything. If I do develop it, I will let you know. It may be ready in the next couple of days if I do it.

So long for now and thanks for stopping by, I have enjoyed the company.