Friday, November 07, 2008

"Change Is In The Air"

A worthwhile read on where we are, and where we might be going.

9 Comments:

Anonymous kilfarsnar said...

A very well reasoned opinion. Thanks for the link!

11/07/2008 11:03 AM  
Anonymous judyo said...

Extraordinary

11/07/2008 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great quote at the top of that page:

"The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. --Albert Einstein"

So what's up with the 56 million who voted for more of the same. To them, all has gone well over the last 8+ years.

"4.6 out of every 10 people you pass on the street."

11/07/2008 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anonymous at 3:30 PM --

Well, roughly 2.5 to 3.0 of those 4.6 think GW Bush is doing a fine job as president. Hard to understand, but there you have it.

One thing that helps me in situations like this is knowing that Hoover got 41% of the vote in 1932. Some people are just not reachable....

Of the rest of the folks who voted for McCain while not being happy with Bush, I suspect quite a few of them don't like Bush because he hasn't been belligerent enough, so McCain gives them some comfort. Others think:

1. McCain is a maverick, so he won't be like Bush.
2. Obama is too young/inexperienced.
3. Obama is a black man.
4. Obama is a homosexual Muslim terrorist socialist Marxist, who went to a Christian church led by a scary black preacher.
5. Believe it or not, some people like Sarah Palin who don't like GW Bush........

Anyway, not really a crowd that I'd like to party with, on average.

- Whammer

11/07/2008 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for McCain.

I think Bush has been incompetent.

I think the Republican Party needs to seriously retool itself and focus much less on pandering to 'The Palin Wing"

However, with a democratic congress, I would have liked some check on Obama, as I don't know if we will be getting:

1. Hopefully, a Bill Clinton-type politico, centrist, pragmatic, or;

2. A Pelosi-type wanting to distribute pork to connected labor-union types and other hungry hungry hungry Democrat interests. Trial lawyers - just as bad as the Wall Street pork dished out by Bush/Paulson, or;

3. The community organizer lamenting that the 'negative' Constitution protects people from the government taking action aginst them. Check out the 2001 radio interview with Chicago public radio.

I doubt we will see much of #3, as Obama is smart and ambitious and will crave re-election.

Many of his devoted followers will be quite disappointed as he is the canvas on which they have projected their hopes and dreams.

11/08/2008 1:42 PM  
Anonymous KAIMU said...

ALOHA !!

Essentially people still vote for the "lesser evil"! The two party aristocracy is alive and well.

What scares the crap out of me is that 8 out of 10 people walking around out there have a "heads or tails" mentality when it comes to politics in America.

If it isn't clear by now that neither of the two parties care about our future then what hope is there for REAL CHANGE?

God, what has either party brought to the table, aside from DEBT? Do I need to list the atrocities on both sides over the past 100 years? Come on EVAN look at the BIG picture not just the last eight years!

Who confiscated the wealth of US citizens in 1933?

Who brought us VIETNAM and some 60,000 dead kids and then a default on our monetary system?

Who in the Democratic CONgress over the past eight years were GW's lap dogs on IRAQ?

You can't look at a long term chart of the US DEBT today and not laugh at how absurdly out of control both parties have been since the 1960s!

Let me get this straight ... If one party does not thrill you then you switch to the other party and then when that party makes you sick then you switch to the other one and then when that party isn't making your life better then you switch back to the other one and then when that party fails to give you more bang then you switch to the other one! Then when that party ... That has been going on for 100 years now and is the primary definition of INSANITY, when you keep repeating the same mistakes and expect different results.

ALL OUR BEST VOTING GOT US HERE!!

The above saying was invented by millions of alcoholics who sit in rooms every day trying to get sober via the AA, twelve steps. The actual saying is ... "ALL YOUR BEST THINKING GOT YOU HERE!" In other words you and your thinking are you're own worst enemy! Try thinking and acting different ...

TRY VOTING DIFFERENT ... DUMP THE TWO PARTY ARISTOCRACY!! Just try it ONCE ... just ONCE!

IT ALL WORKS UNTIL IT DOESN'T !!!

11/09/2008 1:41 PM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

haha...how about Stevens getting reelected? Even blatant corruption can't open people's eyes. Most people aren't capable of thought. Public school education made sure of that. It was designed to do that. People aren't really looking for change...that would require some effort and risk taking on their part. They are looking for somebody to ease the pain a bit...so they can keep their illusions...so they can continue living in their fantasy worlds. I'm getting out of 401k plans and IRAs altogether. I am about half out. I'll wait tell next year on the hopes that Obama will allow it tax free once...then I'm getting out entirely. My company offers a match...I'm going to refuse all 401K matches and contributing 0 percent. All gold and silver from here on out for me. Change is a comming all right...just take a look.

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/dems-target-private-retirement-accounts.html

11/10/2008 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So someone testifying at a hearing is morphed into " Democratic leaders in the U.S. House discuss confiscating 401(k)s, IRAs" ?

"The testimony of Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York, in hearings Oct. 7 drew the most attention and criticism."

Geez, this is almost as bad as some of the left wing people worried bush was going to invade Iran and "postpone" the elections. Where is all the fear coming from?

11/12/2008 8:46 PM  
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