Sunday, November 30, 2008

Obama Takes First "Steps" to Remove Class from White House

When President-Elect Barack Obama arrived at the White House for the first time after the election, nobody really knew what to expect from him or his wife, Michelle.  But after seeing Obama walk with President Bush to their first presidential meeting, it's painfully obvious that Bush will take the last remnants of class with him.  As you can see from the video below, Bush demonstrates sophistication and a little grace, while Obama simply looks like a street thug in a suit.

How utterly embarrassing to the United States, democracy, and the electorate.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jimmy Carter Encounters First Leftist Maniacal Dictator Ever that Won't be his Friend

After taking over the Oval Office in 1977 during bad and worsening times, former President Jimmy Carter succeeded in making everything far worse and lost his 1980 re-election bid in a landslide to Ronald Reagan.  Lately he's been reviving his political career by befriending every leftist, murderous, tyrannical dictator in the world and validating their sham elections while never missing an opportunity while traveling to all of the countries of our sworn enemies to denounce every domestic and foreign U.S. policy in existence.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, one of the worst national leaders in world history, has led an ethnic cleansing of Zimbabwe's economic infrastructure over the past 15 years that has resulted in annual inflation rates exceeding 10,000%, mass starvation, cholera outbreaks, record joblessness, and record crime rates.  One would think that the recent history of these two men would create an instant child-like bond.  But no, Mugabe doesn't trust Carter and has refused him and communist Kofi Annan access to Zimbabwe while on a mission to "address the humanitarian crisis", which is a cleverly written expression by the group's public relations team that hides its more likely intentions:  to shore up Mugabe's political base and re-organize the effort to both literally and physically stamp out all political opponents, women's rights groups, and free market proponents.

Read more from the AP:  Carter, Annan, others refused entry to Zimbabwe - Yahoo! News

Friday, November 07, 2008

Stock Market Suffers Record Losses Since Obama Victory

In the two days of trading on the NYSE since the presidential election, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has lost a record-breaking 929.49 points.  After the Dow closed at 9625.28 on Election Day, Barack Obama was declared the winner of the 2008 Presidential Election just a few hours later.  The Dow responded by closing at 9139.27 (486.01 point loss) on Wednesday, then 8695.79 (443.48 point loss) on Thursday.  As of today, November 7, 2008, The Dow has not had a bigger two-day point loss in its 80-year history.

How does the percentage loss compare with historical losses?  It's almost as bad.  The 9.657% decline is the 13th worst in history and the worst since the market crash of Oct. '87.  In fact, as you can see below, excluding the week of Black Monday, the Dow's 2-day losses were the worst since the Great Depression.


2-day point change

2-day % change

1) 10/19/1987 -616.35 -26.171%
2) 10/29/1929 -71.15 -23.621%
3) 10/20/1987 -405.72 -18.058%
4) 11/6/1929 -41.38 -15.129%
5) 7/21/1933 -14.87 -14.356%
6) 10/28/1929 -38.83 -12.966%
7) 10/10/1932 -7.81 -11.783%
8) 7/20/1933 -12.41 -11.420%
9) 5/14/1940 -16.50 -11.397%
10) 11/12/1929 -26.79 -11.326%
11) 5/31/1932 -5.25 -10.502%
12) 11/13/1929 -21.70 -9.846%
13) 11/6/2008 -929.49 -9.657%
Source:  Yahoo! Finance

It's curious that the Obama supporters have been claiming that only Obama can "fix" the economy when the stock market, the backbone of the U.S. economy, is clearly preparing for the complete opposite.  I wish that only the Obama voters would get what they deserve, but unfortunately, as demonstrated on Wall Street this week, they're going to drag the rest of us down with them.

For all of you greedy baby-boomers out there that were so worried about your retirement savings under Bush and have been clamoring for "change"?  Don't come running to the rest of us to bail you out when your president of "change" wipes out the rest of your retirement by destroying confidence, taxing you up the wazoo, and saving Social Security by raiding your 401k's and IRA's!

Obama's election victory hasn't even been validated by Congress yet, and history is already looking poorly upon his administration.  In the 2012 election, when the GOP gets an easy victory over Obama, the only question will be which president did more damage to the U.S. economy:  Barack Obama or Jimmy Carter?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

What makes up the price of a gallon of gas?


Consider the game of chicken that plays out every day across Pennsylvania State Highway 441. In Marietta, where the road hugs the Susquehanna River, a Rutter's Farm Store gas station stands on one side, a Sheetz gas station on the other.

Kelly Bosley, who manages Rutter's, doesn't even have to look across the highway to know when Sheetz changes its price for a gallon of gas. When Sheetz raises prices, her own pumps are busy. When Sheetz lowers prices, she has not a car in sight.

She calls Rutter's headquarters to report the competition's new price and wait for instructions.

"I call a lot of times and say, 'They went down, hurry up! Hurry up! Call me! Call me!' Or it could be where theirs goes up, and I'll say, 'Take your time! You know, I like being busy.' But I have no control over that."

You think you feel helpless at the pump?

What makes up the price of a gallon of gas? -

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Illegal Aliens vs. Fundamentalist Mormons

Without getting into all of the Constitutional Amendments that have been violated by Texas authorities in the FLDS situation, I've noticed something peculiar about how efficiently CPS and local law enforcement were able to take 400+ children into custody.  Haven't government officials in nearly every state been telling us for years that they don't have the resources to handle a potential deportation of illegal aliens and they fear the moral dilemma of ripping families apart?  How strange now that Texas was able to whip up the resources to arrest innocent children, predicated on a phone call that may actually have been a hoax, and that they suddenly have no problem with ripping families apart?

One wonders that if these FLDS members had been either illegal aliens or anything other than Mormon, would this have ever happened?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Why is Mitt Romney endorsing John McCain?

Let me say that I have been a big supporter of Mitt Romney for years.  He's one of the best things going for conservative Republicans in a time when we desperately need something or someone to pull us through this Bush-led coup d'etat of the GOP.  Bush and his socialist wing of the party are slowly destroying any principles that the GOP has ever stood for.  McCain has more than aided the destruction - he's transparently befriended the mortal enemies of the party.

So while Romney has become more conservative with each passing year and is actively courting a slowly diminishing conservative bloc, why is he bothering to endorse a man with whom he has such obvious differences with?  I think a deal was made, and I have a theory as to what it might be.

Think back to Super Tuesday.  McCain swept the field and emerged as the clear front-runner.  Long-time GOPers and the entire Huckabee campaign staff were asking Romney to step aside for various reasons, but they were all pointing toward consolidated support for McCain.  But Romney refused and said he would remain in the race.  Only two days later, with the GOP delegate count remaining the same, Romney did a 180 and announced he was suspending his campaign.  Why the change of heart?

My best guess is that McCain and Romney made a deal.  McCain will be 72 years old next January when the next President takes office.  If McCain becomes our next president, after 4 years of failing health, anger management problems, and an awkward public personality, McCain will be a terrible candidate to run for re-election in 2012.  I think McCain and Romney made a deal that includes:

  1. Romney must suspend his 2008 campaign for President
  2. Romney will endorse McCain publicly
  3. In 2012, McCain would not seek re-election
  4. Romney will seek the 2012 GOP nomination with a crucial endorsement from President John McCain

Others are speculating that Romney may end up on the McCain ticket, but I doubt it.  McCain desperately needs to court Conservatives and the South, both of which Romney has not been a clear favorite.  More obvious VP candidates include Mike Huckabee, SC Senator Lindsey Graham, and Florida Governor Charlie Crist.  McCain's already received Graham and Crist endorsements, but I strongly believe that Lindsey Graham (an Air Force Colonel and Judge Advocate and an actual Iraq War Vet) has already made a deal with McCain to receive an appointment as U.S. Attorney General.  If Huckabee can work out a deal with McCain to leave the race, he will clearly be the favorite for VP.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Obama Volunteer Office Displays Che Flag

In an appalling pronouncement of Marxism rarely seen from a mainstream political party, an office of eager volunteers for Barack Obama's campaign in Houston, TX shamelessly hung a Cuban flag depicting Fidel Castro's notorious psychopathic executioner, Che Guevara.

Watch this video from MyFox Houston to see for yourself.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Undocumented Boomers Headed to Mexico!


An Open Letter To Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Dear President Calderon:

As you are no doubt aware, America the Great is quickly becoming America the Gray. The so-called "boomer" generation, comprised of approximately 40 million Americans, will soon reach retirement age.

As they age, America's boomers yearn for a less frantic pace---and a lifestyle that allows one to pause and smell the roses now and again.

In other words, boomers are looking for the "Good Life" which is supposed to accrue to those who work 45 years, pay ungodly amounts in taxes, raise a family, put children through college, and baby-sit the grandchildren.