Archive for September, 2008

Angry Women!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Apparently, equal pay for equal work, equal rights, women’s rights, etc., are not enough today for the so-called “modern woman.” I’m referring to those women who consider themselves progressive, liberated, and gender-speaking, equal.

First off, I wholeheartedly agree that gender should not and does not matter for squat on most issue (except mayby “potty parity”). I am and have always been a stauch supporter of the rights of all people and am amazed at those who are gender-biased–I am not.

That said, I am amazed a the number of women who consider themselves “liberated” and yet seem to have disdain for the Repbulican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Their arguements run from the absurd to the insane. “She’s from a small town” is the argument my sister uses. Huh? Does size matter? Most men would say no! (LOL–ok, that’s just a joke).

What’s happened? Animal Farm, all over again. “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.” If you’re a conservative women, you can’t be for women’s rights? That seems to be the argument of women on the left. So because Sarah Palin may be against abortion (for example), that automatically disqualifies her as a liberated woman? Come on, get with the show. Sarah Palin was the mayor of a small town, but then did advance to be come governor of a state. Maybe not a huge state, but she’s certainly had more executive management experience than either Barack Obama or Joe Biden. Or John McCain for that matter.

So there seem to be a lot of angry women out there who are “mad” at Sarah Palin. But what’s their real issue? I belive their real issue is that Hillary is not running! They were looking for a woman from the left to move into the forefront in national politics. Well, a woman did, but she’s a conservative. Politics as usual. Unfortunately the politics of the left often plays on emotion and rhetoric, and not facts.

 If you want to criticize Palin, criticise her for her political stands, not that fact that she’s a mother to her children, a governor of a state, and now running for vice president of the United States. Or mayby all those angry women on the left are just a bit jealous…. think about it!

Bush Fiddled

Friday, September 19th, 2008

I am afraid that while Rome was burning, the emperor was fiddling. I’m referring to the current state of the economy and the stewardship of it by President Bush. I cannot say he’s done a good job lately. I do believe that he inherited an economy that had peaked and was headed down, and eventually managed to right that. We enjoyed a number of years of low unemployment and modest stock market gains. And then we had the housing bubble. The warning signs were there, why didn’t he and his administration take heed (too busy worrying about the war in Iraq? Methinks so, tunnel vision)? It was unreasonable to expect that housing could continue it’s amazing streak of wild appreciation. And then when it collapsed, he fiddled, he did nothing. Now they’re bailing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The latest is a bailout of AIG.


Investors take risks. The people responsible took a risk–and lost. And now I am going to have to pay to bail them out. Unconscionable. That’s just plain wrong. Why should my sensibleness in investing be punished when stupid investing is being rewarded? Bush no longer gets any sort of vote of confidence from me. I support the war in Iraq, but overall, Bush is getting an F from me. He fiddled while Rome burned. Shame!

Smiling Politicians

Friday, September 12th, 2008

You know, one thing that really scares me about John McCain is his smile. Now in all honesty, he has a good smile, a very nice smile, a broad smile. But it seems so automatic. When I watch  him in action, talking to people, working the crowd, I’m struck by how when he’s not talking (and especially when there are cameras around), as soon as he’s done talking, out comes the big ole’ smile. For some reason, I have a hard time looking at that. I guess that I know that as a policitian, he’d be giving me a big ole smile at the same time he was f***ing me up the *ss!  Yes, all politicians do that, but he’s so good at smiling while doing that. At least Obama doesn’t keep turning on that big ole smile. Now to be honest, he’s not been a politician long enough to get the ego big enough to allow him to do that. Give him time, and I’m sure he’ll learn how to do it.

Well, I’m confident that, whoever’s elected in this go-round, I’ll get screwed. Just not sure how big the smile will be. Cynical, you say? No, just realistic.