Sunday, October 05, 2008

who needs action when you've got words

Sarah Palin: "Place In Hell Reserved For Women Who Don't Support Other Women"

Funny, as someone who is supposedly such a good Christian, she missed the whole lesson on who hell is meant for. Not only did she misquote Madeline Albright, but apparently she thinks statements like that are intelligent and appropriate things to say. Yet I'm fairly certain she wasn't supporting Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.

"Okay, now, thank you so much for receiving that well. I didn't know how that was gonna go over. And now, California, let's see what a comment like I just made, how that is turned into whatever it'll be turned into tomorrow with the newspaper."

The media doesn't need to do much to make you look stupid, Sarah, when you give them idiotic comments like that.

Friday, October 03, 2008

but gollum, the evil one, crept up and slipped away

Jon Stewart hit the nail on the head.

don't need no more lies

I haven't posted in awhile, but recent events have made a new rant inevitable.

Obama and McCain gave me further incentive to vote third-party when they both voted--along with Joe Biden--in favor of the revamped $700 billion Wall Street bailout. Far from helping end our economic woes, this move will simply push our country closer to recession and even possible depression. The government cannot keep buying bad debt, propping up failing industries, and giving handouts. Look what happens: now California is saying it needs $7 billion from the government. Our own states are asking for bailouts!

The worst part is that the new version of this bill is absolutely riddled with government earmarks and "pork barrel" spending. Some of those "important" groups receiving the nearly $150 billion in tax breaks, government money, or tax credits:
  • Makers of real-wood arrow shafts
  • Puerto Rican & Virgin Island rum makers
  • Auto racing tracks
  • Exxon Valdez victims
  • Movie studios shooting films inside the U.S.
  • Wool research, and more...
Voting for this bill exposes Obama and McCain as they hypocrytes they truly are. Both have pledged to eliminate earmarks as president; McCain has made it a cornerstone of his campaign. Additionally, McCain spoke out in favor of a smaller government, decreasing spending, and less government regulation. Well that's the exact opposite of the bill you just voted for, John.

The truth of the matter is that these men don't care one iota about you or me. Every poll I've seen shows the American public is very against the bailout, but the politicians vote for it anyway. If this is Obama's idea of "change," it looks like things will be staying just as they are.

And I can't believe the gaul of John McCain. He votes in favor of the bill, then uses the excuse "that's the way the system works" when confronted with all this useless pork that he just voted for. Then he says the President needs to take leadership and veto bills like the one he just voted for if the system is going to ever be fixed! Sorry John, you cannot have your cake and eat it to. You cannot vote for a bill that is saturated in earmarks and then turn around to gripe and complain about the corruption in Washington that let's this type of thing happen. YOU, John McCain, are that corruption. You are a hypocritical, lying, manipulating snake. And you sold your principles for a shot at the presidency.

A voice of reason:

We're past the point of fixing our economy without anything bad happening. We need to suck it up and deal with some short-term problems, instead of prolonging this and making things worse.