Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.
But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.
So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six 'Obama' bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go.. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change, and I gave it to them.
I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
This was emailed to me, and I loved it:
THIS IS SO WELL PUT I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT'S BY A YOUNG PERSON, A STUDENT!!! IF HE EVER RUNS OR ANY OFFICE, I'LL VOTE FOR HIM.
Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950s, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of
Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion.
That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
We don't like redistributive taxes, so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).
We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens.
We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and
You can make nice with
We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology,
Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N., but we will no longer be paying the bill.
We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.
You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya, or We Are the World.
We'll practice trickle-down economics, and you can give trickle-up poverty your best shot.
Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.
Would you agree to this?
If so, please pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete.
In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
Sincerely, John J. Wall
Law Student and an American
Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
'It's only your life savings'
What I’m looking at is not the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market, but the long-term ability for the United States and the entire world economy to regain its footing. And, you know, the stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics. You know, it bobs up and down day to day. And if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you’re probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong.
How dishonest is that? Rubin:
To be clear: there is no bobbing here. It is sinking like a stone. And unlike polls the markets are "real" in the sense that they are tied to real money, real earnings, and real economic behavior. His glib waive of the hand - too busy to worry about the market because he's busy remaking society - is the perfect example of precisely what this administration is getting wrong. Unless the administration starts focusing on the wealth destruction underway now, there won't be much of the American economy left to reinvent. Nor will there be many voters left to support a president who's not all that interested in the destruction of their life-savings.
In a related rant, CNBC's Jim Cramer took a strap to the president's backside:
Until the Obama administration starts listening, until they start paying attention to what you're watching, to the stock market, until they realize that their agenda is destroying the life savings of millions of Americans, then all I can give you is caution. ... I just want some sign that Obama realizes the market is totally falling apart. And that his agenda has a big hand in that happening.
I have written before that it is appearing more and more probable that Obama sees economic recovery as a secondary goal, that his real agenda is remaking America into a liberal paradise in the midst of a severe recession - even if those policies exacerbate the downturn.
I would say that ordinarily, this would be a sure sign of megalomania and perhaps even madness. But in Obama's case, we have to start worrying whether there isn't some kind of messianic impulse driving him - and us - off a cliff. His sky high approval ratings, an adoring media, millions of citizens who view him as more than human, - pretty heady stuff for a former community organizer and non-entity state senator.