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Thursday, August 30, 2012


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Do you know how to tell when a politician is lying? Their lips are moving!

I haven't seen anything from either of the two major parties worthy of voting for, but I will have to figure out what I think is the lesser of the two evils by November.

I am one of the many past voters who has refrained from voting because of the downright lies being told by both sides. I am neither Democrat nor Republican, I vote for the best person for the job. Unfortunately, the only people applying are liars and thieves. Many of my friends feel the same way and will also refrain from voting this November.

There is no easy fix for our economy these days. College degrees which are costly are worth nothing today. I see graduates handing out hamburgers or serving drinks at bars. We have too many "free" programs for lazy people, big business is bullying the common employee into accepting unlawful things in the workplace and there is no one to stand up for the employees' rights because the unions have been bashed and stymied by big government. I'd like to protest by burning my bra in public, but at my age, that wouldn't be a pretty sight! LOL

I think it is disingenuous for either side to play the "one man bears all, does all" card.

This country was firmly in the shitter before President Bush left office, there simply is no disputing the set of circumstances which led to that. As for 9/11, hindsight is 20/20, right? I don't think a day goes by that President Bush doesn't wish his administration had acted differently, hadn't let things go by the wayside, hadn't let things pass the sniff test that smelled to high heaven.

President Obama isn't Harry Potter either. Given the morass he was dumped into, I am amazed at the things this administration has managed to accomplish. I wish every day that so much of his first term had not been spent trying to be a grown up while dealing with a bunch of pisspantsed Republicans with ONE item on their agenda: Obstruction.

But please do regale me with tales of how we would be living in an economic wonderland, having a chicken in every pot, and riding unicorns under a McCain/Palin White House.

Fact: SUV production at Janesville ended in Dec 2008. Truck production ended in April 2009 during Obama’s term. The plant is not officially closed either. It is technically on “standby”.

Fact: Ryan did NOT blame President Obama for the shut down of the GM plant in Janesville.

When then candidate Obama was speaking to the workers at that plant in Janesville, he said, I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this (General Motors) plant will be here for another hundred years,”

Ryan’s words were the following:
“When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory.
A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to support you. this plant will be here for another hundred years.”
That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.”

President Obama was able to secure the government support for GM that he wanted and yet the plant remains closed.
Ryan’s comments can also be taken as a comment on the economic recovery or the lack thereof.
From the WSJ, “Auto industry observer David Cole, chairman emeritus of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Center for Automotive Research, said it would be premature to say the Janesville plant will never reopen. ‘If we get back to any kind of a reasonable market, with 15- or 16 million sales, then I think that's going to require Janesville as well,’ he said. But the economy is recovering more slowly than people anticipated. ‘That's really the key factor.’"

Obama went there and campaigned and essentially led those workers to believe what they “hoped” for. It is a symbol of his entire presidency – empty hope, failed promises, and an anemic recovery. He told them one thing and then the opposite occurred when he was president.

That sounds like a fair thing for Paul Ryan to say especially at a political convention.

About the downgraded credit rating...

The Republicans were willing to raise the debt ceiling as long as the Democrats would commit to substantial spending cuts as well. In the end, the two sides finally came to an agreement.
Ryan said, “It began with a perfect Triple-A credit rating for the United States; it ends with a downgraded America.“
Many times on this blog I have seen you fall back on the argument that the World Trade Center bombing happened when Bush was President – he is therefore responsible. I don’t really like the argument, but it can be a tough one to refute. Similarly Barack Obama was President when our nation’s credit rating was downgraded. Shouldn’t he bear responsibility for that? He is captain of the ship, albeit a disfunctional ship.

another good "fact check" article on Romney's speech.

'Honey Boo Boo' ratings top Republican National Convention." [real headline from today's news] How very sad....

I watched last night, but was not impressed. Mitt might as well have said, "by the end of my first term, everyone in America will be rich." And I'm SOOOOO sick of, as you said many times before, "US history began when Obama took office." According to most of the speakers, he's the reason for the economic crises, for the two wars overseas, and somehow taking this country away from us, whatever the hell that means.

And you want to talk ignorance of the people at the convention? Our local news reporter spotted a black woman with a camera going around the convention floor talking to people. When he asked her what she was doing, she said she was from Comedy Central (I believe) and she was asking where all the black people were. One woman's response was, "why we had a black speaker here last night, very nice man. I need to find out who he was." REALLY??? She didn't know who he was???

But the worst was Clint Eastwood's speech. GEEEEZ, some of his comments....time for the senior's home there Clint!

I had to laugh tonight - my 13 year old daughter came into the room while we were watching Mitt Romney's speech. She stood there for a few minutes and then left saying, "That man is obnoxious"! lol

I didn't find him all that likeable. Because I knew he was telling falsehoods.

I am just dying, dying I tell you, to hear Bill Clinton's keynote speech next week. No one eviscerates like the Clinton Machine. Between him and Hillary, they know where every body in DC is buried. There should be some fine bloodshed next week. With a smile, of course.

I am scared to death of the amount of people buying this brand of bullshit. I get into daily arguments on these issues, and no matter how much I talk FACTS, the people I am "debating" with continue to buy the lies. I am so afraid that this is what we are going to end up with in November.

Wow. I am constantly befuddled by the sheeple that let others do their thinking for them A friend of mine posted this on FB today "Guppies just swallow what they are fed. You could feed them excrement, and they'd eat it. Lies get swallowed too. Don't swallow blindly." perfect except it should/could read GOPies.

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