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Idiot Republicans

[Edited 28 October to add about rich cheating on their taxes more, and to remove a few commas and apostrophe s’s, which for some reason I did on nearly every occasion where it should have been just an s.]
We’re back online and I am finally able to post political stuff.
I saw Ruben Navarrette Jr’s Commentary: Liberals let loose on Palin and Joe the Plumber and it just amazes me how much an idiot the Republicans are being… and I am finding it harder and harder to believe that I used to be a devout Republican myself.
At one point Naverrette says, ” I also thought the Democratic Party was supposed to go to bat for the little guy, the everyday Joe the Plumber.
Tell that to Joe Wurzelbacher, the Ohio resident who got his 15 minutes — and 40 lashes — because he dared question Obama about his tax plan.”
First off, Joe the Plumber would have been a non-story if it wasn’t for McCain bringing him up at the debate. The media wouldn’t be hounding him and finding all kinds of things about him if McCain didn’t make an issue of Joe himself. So his so called 40 lashes, the media camping out on his door step isn’t Obama’s fault as McCain and Naverrette would have you believe, but McCain’s fault… and he didn’t dare ask Obama, he asked, and Obama answered at length. Next, if we went by Joe’s original claim, he wasn’t any “everyday Joe the Plumber.” Very few people, even plumbers, make $250,000 a year. People who think that those making $250,000 are everyday people are living in a world that doesn’t represent the true state of affairs in the US. No wonder why they think the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Continue reading Idiot Republicans

Can’t Keep Quiet Anymore

First let’s talk about Palin… One has to worry when the VP choice is far more popular than the actual nominee. People are leaving after she speaks while McCain is talking, and when appearing separately, she draws far bigger and enthusiastic crowds. It’s sort of as confusing as people loving American Idol over far better TV choices… Then there is the fact she tried to ban books, then tried to fire the librarian for not complying… and other abuses of power (firing the guy for not firing her ex-brother in law… her staff not complying with the subpoenas)… hey she’ll fit right in with the Bush administration…
Then there is the offshore drilling. I have to say I like the provisions the Dems put it, let the White House and Republicans rip into it… What’s wrong with having the state it is about to be used in approve it? What’s wrong with having to actually drill the spots they have now before adding new ones? Nothing with any of them aside from the fact it doesn’t favor the oil companies.
Now to the AIG bailout. Okay, so lots of companies all around the world would have been hurt if it failed. The problem I have is that unless we take the money out of the accounts of the board and other executives who made the bad decisions that led the company down this path, than they have been rewarded for gross incompetency. I would at least bring huge civil suits against the board and the rest of upper management to help offset any burden the government will have. It’s would almost be like bailing out Ford or the other big 3. They were the ones who bet heavily on big cars, trucks and SUVs without a good range of smaller to midsized cars for when the economy went south… and they had to know that sooner or later it would go south and gas prices would jump high… yet these boards and executives make millions for being idiots. We shouldn’t reward people for being stupid, and when their decisions touch as many lives and companies as AIG did, then those idiots need punished. Of course the reality is that they will walk away multi millionaires, and be given charge of another company, where they can do it all over again, because these idiots never learn… Look at the big 3 who had the same problem when gas prices jumped in the 70s, corrected but went right back to making the big cars and trucks that got them in trouble then.