Random Thoughts for May 2011


Remember how the Democrat Senators from Wisconsin ran away from their responsibilities and left the state?  Remember how the Democrat legislators in Indiana ran away from their responsibilities and left the state?  It made for great political theater, but I have to ask:  Did the people in the great states of Wisconsin and Indiana vote for legislators, or did they think it was American Idol for the category “Drama Queens”?

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The craven and cowardly behavior of the Democrat members of the legislatures of Wisconsin and Indiana might also explain why a significant majority of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are Republican.  Could be anyway.

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By the way, I think the media should stop calling the states “Red” or “Blue” as a substitute for Republican and Democrat.  Why not call states dominated by Democrats “Pro (Government) Slavery” states, and those dominated by Republicans “Anti (Government) Slavery” states.  It worked in 1860, why not now…and it’s a lot more honest.

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Ever consider that we need a new category of criminal activity?  I mean we have “Grand Theft – Auto”, right?  Perhaps we should consider labeling our political “leaders” as being guilty of “Grand Theft – Taxes”.

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The late George Carlin once opined that there were only two kinds of drivers:  Idiots and Maniacs.  In his view, idiots drove too slow, while maniacs drove too fast.  Sadly ol’ George never saw the parallel to our government which is also dominated by idiots who never want to change anything, even when it obviously doesn’t work, and maniacs who want to change everything even when it works just fine for the majority of Americans.  And these twits are randomly distributed between both parties.

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How’s this for a picture of the relationship between the public employee unions and the citizen-taxpayers.  I see the citizen taxpayers as the father of a family who has been laid off, who’s house is “under water” and who views increases in taxes thanks to Obamacare, and the public employee unions as their teenage child who is screaming and demanding (not requesting) more and more of an allowance.

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Maybe it’s time to update Mark Twain’s famous comment that “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” to reflect what we see on an almost daily basis.  How often have seen headlines, especially from the New York Times, such as “Recent Poll Shows Obama Unbeatable in 2012.”

Perhaps if Mr. Twain were alive today he might say that “There are lies, political promises and NY Times polls.”

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About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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