Thursday, December 31, 2009

Final Rants of 2009

So many rants, too little time.

According to today's Rasmussen report, 58% of Americans approve of waterboarding to secure information from the Christmas Day Pantie Bomber. Yet, President O's Administration refuses to waterboard. An interesting aside, two of the Pantie Bomber's Yemeni Al Quaeda collaborators were released from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia to attend art school. Mark Stein refers to this new terrorism policy as going from waterboarding to watercoloring. Now that's progress.

In the opening days of Constitutional Guardian I wrote of Davy Crockett's speech on the floor of the House during his first term. Congress was considering a $10,000 relief bill to aid the widow of a naval officer. The bill was expected to pass unanimously. Crockett stood in stern opposition to the bill and said the following: "...We have the right as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."Where are the Davy Crockett kind of leaders now?

Again from Rasmussen (yesterday) 58% of Americans now oppose the health care bill, 78% believe the bill will cost more than projected. My bet, as soon as Americans understand what is IN this bill, disapproval will rise to close to 70%. The question is will the leftist ideologues care?

The federal government has bailed out GMAC to the tune of $16.3 billion and 56% ownership. The problem? Bad mortgages. At the risk of beating a dead horse...the government "encouraged" lenders to make those loans, how is government ownership and board seats going to prevent problems in the future? They did such a good job with Freddie and Fannie, don't you think?


Deficit rising exponentially each day...

Those who are watching have noticed that Ford (who refused government subsidies) recently posted a profit while General Motors is still inhaling cash.

Weak dollar...

H1N1 virus--where is the pandemic? And where is the vaccine?

"The system worked."

I guess it depends on what the meaning of "worked" is.

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