Archive for ◊ November, 2009 ◊

Economic Growth with Obama
Monday, November 30th, 2009 | Author:

Update – As I’ve previously stated, the financial markets and businesses do not like economic uncertainty introduced by Democrats or Republicans.  The Wall Street Journal talks about “The Uncertainty Economy” with comments like these:

The panicked Democrats’ biggest problem is that Congress and the President have erected the biggest overhang of economic policy uncertainty that anyone can remember… A 2,074-page, trillion-dollar health-care bill to redesign 17% of the U.S. economy. A carbon tax—cap and trade—that remains an Obama priority ahead of the Copenhagen climate summit next month. A falling dollar and gyrating commodity prices, with no idea where those prices will go next.

Democratic liberals are talking about an income tax surcharge to pay for any commitment in Afghanistan. Card check, to expand unionization of the private economy, remains a priority. Domestic discretionary spending in fiscal 2010 is set to rise at 12.1%, with inflation near zero.

Nurturing a fragile economic recovery into a durable expansion requires policies that restore public confidence and reassure investors, risk-takers and employers. The Democratic agenda is doing precisely the opposite, which is how you get subpar growth and fewer new jobs.

Nov 16 – If you’re a reader of this blog, you are well aware that I’m cynical about the O’bama administration on many fronts.  However, one of the most important is the apparent total lack of insight into what creates wealth for a nation.  When Reagan came into office in the early 1980s, the country was also faced with a very challenging economic climate (post-Jimmy Carter).  However, the primary difference was that Reagan understood capitalism and he recognized that Government is not the solution — but the problem.   Reagan’s economic policies stoked the growth in business, and catapulted the US past the Japan juggernaut.

Well, now you don’t have to take my word for it.  We now have some big-time CEOs that have stepped forward to clearly define the impediments popping up from the O’bama administration.  The CEO of Emerson Electric Company (a $20 billion company) said the U.S. government is hurting manufacturers with regulations and taxes and his company will continue to focus on growth overseas.   When asked about his plans, the Emerson CEO remarked, “What do you think I am going to do? I’m not going to hire anybody in the United States. I’m moving. They [Government] are doing everything possible to destroy jobs.”

Obama and Climategate
Sunday, November 29th, 2009 | Author:

I won’t bore you with the details of Climategate. There are plenty of sites to read about the details.  Instead, I’ll just reference an article about the Obama administration response:

Climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled… Ms. Browner said the only people who still doubt global warming is happening and that humans are to blame are “a very small group of people who continue to say this isn’t a real problem, that we don’t need to do anything.”

Kind of sums it up nicely, doesn’t it?

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Humor About Current Politics
Saturday, November 28th, 2009 | Author:

Q: Have you heard about McDonalds new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser.

Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners.

Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.

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Golden Years Version of “The Cat in the Hat”
Friday, November 27th, 2009 | Author:

A little humor from Mr. Imwalle…

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Real Meaning of Words
Thursday, November 26th, 2009 | Author:

 Love

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Departure

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Pain

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Compassion

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“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

Hat tip to Uncle Ronn

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Send Congress Home
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 | Author:

All you need to do is look at the photo below. Nothing else needs to be said.  This is one of their three-day work weeks that we subsidize. I am ready to start from the beginning by voting out all elected officials and not letting any of them stay in office for more than two terms. No more lifelong health care, retirement, voting in their own pay raises, taking perks on our taxes, etc.

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House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues Rep. Barbara Lambert, D-Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote on a new budget. The guy sitting in the row in front of these two… he’s on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the sports scores.

Hat tip to Joe K.

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Kentucky Quotations
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 | Author:

1. “Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.”

2. “He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.”

3. “It’s so dry, the trees are bribing the dogs.”

4. “Don’t pee down my back and tell me it’s raining.”

5. “If things get any better, I may have to hire someone to help me enjoy it.”

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The World Welterweight Boxing Champion is…
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 | Author:

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…a Jewish Israeli studying to be a rabbi?  Yes, it’s true.  Yuri Foreman recently beat Daniel Santos to take his record to 28-0, and become the WBA Super Welterweight Champion.  After his victory, he said: “I’m very proud to do this for Israel, and for Brooklyn, and to show that Jews can fight.”

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Health Care and Jail Time
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 | Author:

This is an interesting viewpoint

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Interesting Philosophical Quotes
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 | Author:

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

– Albert Einstein

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