Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin's behind = patch of overgrown lawn

Joe Biden = Lawnmower Man.

This is gonna be the scariest debate since '92 when Admiral Stockwell had a 90-minute chokehold on his pen!

She is so goin' down.


(still I hope she does well)

18 million cracks?

So that's what they are, huh? Cracks? So maybe they get together for a "crack convention" or something. Have some t-shirts made...



Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dear John McCain

After my previous blog criticizing Barack for his VP choice, you have outdone him. The only choice that could have disappointed me more would have been Mitt Romney.

It seems that you will do anything...ANYTHING to get elected.

We will see how she holds up under fire.

My vote is anyone's guess now.



Monday, August 25, 2008

Dear Barack Obama,

Dear Barack Obama,

After learning of your picking Joe Biden as your running mate, my plans to vote for you are off.
Before this they were sketchy.

Your campaign has been about Hope and a better future. Joe Biden is not about hope or about making a better future for our country. He represents (at least for me) the miserable failure of a congress we have had for decades. Decades.

He's also a blowhard who talks loudly and carries no stick:

When Joe Biden (D-DE) was asked recently of planned Democratic actions if the President should make good on his promise to veto of emergency spending bill which Democrats loaded with pork-barrell spending as well as a timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq, he replied at one point that “we’re going to shove it down his throat.

He has presided over some 30 years of declining standards of living for Americans.

Barack, you've proven yourself a lightweight. Now it's up to us to hope.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Slow Screw

My grandfather, born in 1918, never finished school. He worked in a warehouse his whole life, and my grandmother never had to work outside the home. He saved some money, offered to pay for a college education education for his children, bought two houses in CA, retired early and motor-homed around the country for about 20 years before passing.

My father, (baby boomer) finished high school. Didn't go to college, but worked blue-collar jobs most of his life. He bought property in CA, put in 3 acres of grapes, sold it to live closer to town and now has a nice home on an acre, a nice camper-trailer, two boats and a great barbecue. This despite a couple of nasty divorces that were financially decimating, I'm sure.

Me? Well my generation (those of us born in the '60s or thereabout) have it a bit tougher. Those two cases above were standard for their generations. For those of us who came later, forget it.

This is what I call "the slow screw." A decades-long slow decline in the standard of living in the US. It's not getting better. It's not going to get better under Jomama or McPain. At least Barak sometimes hints that he is aware of this.

On my trip to the US this summer I met a friend from college who is doing okay. Works in the healthcare industry and rents a nice place on the beach in Newport. (Wisely waiting to buy)

I told him that I thought healthcare is broken, with 1/4 of the US uninsured and so many more overburdened. He asked me if I thought it should be socialized. I almost choked and couldn't bring myself to say yes.

I pointed out to him that this is not a real problem for neither he nor I. We're both doing okay financially. My worry is not us, but his two under-10 daughters and my 9-month old son. What about them?

This is the thinking we are collectively avoiding by continuing the selfish ignorance of the boomers.


Friday, August 22, 2008

The US Economy: "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

Boo Hoo!...That's because you've been drunk on cheap credit, over-consumption and have been too full of yourself for too long. And now that free credit has been taken from you, you're Jonesin' big time.

More on this later.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Toto, we're not in Cali anymore."

Well, I'm back from my trip to CA. It was interesting in that my unwanted companion was a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.

It's not good. Here are some issues I will be writing about:

The country has fallen and it can't get up.
Health care is a scam scamming the people who have it.
We have been subjected to a "slow-screw" for about three generations now.
CA housing: double scam
Too many Americans are socialists, but don't know it.
The baby boomers are taking all the wealth they and their parents created to the graves with them.
Oh, there's more...

Rampage beginning shortly as I prepare to open one humongous can of weblog-whoop-ass.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stimulus Checks - The Whole Country on Welfare

Forgive me for saying so, but the government handing money out to everyone -- EVERYONE, sounds like welfare at its worst, or, worst.

So the whole country is on welfare now?

Just got back from 3 weeks in the US looking at the state of real estate. Quite a sorry state.

The president and the politicians say they want to help people stay in their homes... their homes...
It seems a lot of them don't want to.

More on this later.