Thursday, December 25, 2008

Team Obama Hiring Attorneys

The media and the blog world have proclaimed Obama's innocence in the Blagojevich/Chicago corruption scandal. The essence of the story is that Obama's lawyer claims Obama and his staff did nothing wrong. What a shocker, eh? Maybe Blagojevich should just put out an email memo from his attorney saying he did nothing wrong?

Read the report/memo/email here. It is sort of hard to find and you may be disappointed about the information presented. It certainly sounds like it was written by a lawyer as it quite brief. He justifiably seems to be careful not to incriminate Obama and his cronies.

Meanwhile Obama and his future (?) White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel are out of the country and refusing to answer questions. Remember the promise of an open and transparent administration? If you believed that to begin with, have I got a Senate seat in Illinois to sell you.

And, Obama's top aide (Rahm) is busy hiring the best legal advice money can buy because of his entanglement in this corruption. You would think these guys would look to New York for guidance in this mess and give the darn Senate seat to an unqualified Democrat with the proper name.

There is a lot of talk about cleaning up the corruption in the Chicago rat's nest. I guess if all the rat's move to DC that might help Chicago?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Wheel Coming Off the Liberal Cart

I was reading the news and blogs on the internet this morning. There are a lot of Union members griping because yesterday the car bailout failed to pass in the Democrat controlled Senate. The reason it failed? You got it, Republican Senators. You know the minority party in the US Congress.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Led by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, they asked the auto workers to show they were serious about making Detroit competitive again. In exchange for a lifeline from Washington, Mr. Corker wanted the union to set a "date certain" in 2009 for lowering the Detroit Three's hourly labor costs to the average of foreign-owned auto makers in the U.S. He also wanted creditors to bring down Detroit's total debt by two-thirds through an equity swap, making sure debtholders share the cost of restructuring.

The union's counteroffer was that it would bring down labor costs in 2011, when its current contracts run out. Maybe we missed something, but we thought GM and Chrysler were facing bankruptcy now, not in three years. As Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor, that sounds like "taxpayer money today for reforms that may or may not come tomorrow."

You see, even though the car unions steal millions from their members all year long to campaign against conservative, American principles at each election, the Republicans in the Senate are supposed to prop them up when their share of the business model fails. As of course it must, too.

Yeah, sounds right to me. And of course if you read the stories carefully you will understand that the UAW was unwilling to make any concessions whatsoever to help save their own jobs. If you have been around or in a union environment you know how that works. When they are done talking you would think it was management's idea to have 15,000 people every day (Jobs Bank) doing nothing and making between $100,000 to $140,000 a year.

On other liberal fronts you may notice this one little item in the news. Government at every level is bankrupt. Perhaps this is because we have been too strict in following the Constitution, eh?

If you follow the states that are the most liberal, like California or New York, you will see they are in the worst of trouble. It's not small either too. The amount of money needed to bailout California alone makes the auto bailout look like pocket change. At the end of February they are done. All for the sake of liberal public policies.

Every year since the 1930's our government has played a larger role in our lives. Our freedoms and Constitution have been destroyed in order to have the government running things. The principles behind these "liberal" (The biggest joke is liberals now call themselves Progressives) directions have ruined business, removed our freedoms, and made our future unsafe and uncertain.

True to form, everywhere its been tried, a lot of people are going to suffer in the name of liberalism. And now the wheel is coming off of the liberal cart here in America.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Kennedy Wants a Senate Seat

Caroline Kennedy is rumored (as reported by all the major media sources) to have an interest in being a United States Senator. The tale is that she would be appointed to the seat vacated by the future Secretary of State, Hillary. Of course the current situation is perfect for her as it would seem a bit much that she would actually campaign and win the seat. After all, she is a Kennedy. And if a Kennedy wants to be a United States Senator then let nothing stand in the way. It is also reported that Robert F. Kennedy Jr is not interested in playing a Senator.

The media of course is all a twitter. You can just imagine the sensations running up and down Chris Matthew's legs.

Of course, unlike a governor running for the Vice President's office, there will be no discussion of qualifications. After all, she is a Kennedy. She will not be quizzed on the capitals of various countries or asked about newspapers that she reads. The dynasty must continue. We are just lucky she has chosen to grace our lives with her inherited abilities to rule the common folk. I suppose if she needs guidance she can always turn to Ted.

And certainly Teddy has been a mouth piece for American justice during his tenure in public life. One cannot be more mesmerized by the infamous Ted Kennedy quote:
"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?"
Certainly that statement has no relevance here as a Kennedy acquires a US Senate seat without an election.

I did notice a blog reporting on the dismal fact that since she cannot be anointed until Hillary resigns, and Hillary is not resigning until the appointment. So she will probably end up being the 100th Senator on the seniority list. Certainly we can hope and pray that there is still some justice in the world and this can be remedied. Perhaps by simply bending the rules. Maybe Papal decree would be in order here. Or go up the ladder one notch to Harry Reid.

Ah, change. What a wonderful thing it is.