Monday, April 16, 2012

Diversions, Diversions, Diversions...Obama & Hillary: A Winning Ticket?; Data Shows Democrat Controlled Senate Laziest in 20 Years; America's Most Dangerous Cities; John Edwards on Trial; Jackie Robinson: Where Are All The Black Baseball Players?

{Regarding the firestorm that erupted after Hilary Rosen made those stupid statements about Ann Romney}, even Vice President Joe Biden was furious. He said, "Making stupid statements that hurt the president, that's my job. She has no right."...Leno

  • Whatever your opinions are about the Obama administration, there's one strategy they are brilliant at doing---diverting our attention from their incompetency and failures. The administration also gets a lot of help from the main stream media, and we all fall into that trap. For example, while the entire media world was obsessed with what Hilary Rosen said about Ann Romney last week (including moi), those filing for first-time unemployment claims jumped last week by 13,000 to 380,000. That should have been the larger story.  While the administration keeps proclaiming the rich should pay their "fair share" (whatever that means) and continue to place a target on Romney for being rich, we never see stories about wealthy democrats and progressives having to pay their "fair share."

  •  In fact, do you ever once recall  the late Ted Kennedy, Oprah or that fake, phony and back-stabbing fraud, John F. Kerry, being taken to task for being wealthy? At least, Romney earned his wealth. The Kennedy's and Kerry inherited their wealth. In addition, when was the last time anyone read a recent story about Charlie Rangel's tax problems or the tax issues associated with Warren Buffett? The entire Catholic Church and contraception debate was also a diversion from this administration's failed policies. Why? Because the administration and the media that continues to enable it know that the Obama administration has a very poor record to run on. And the fact is: diversions and blaming others works especially for the "stupids" among us.

  • By the way, even if the rich were taxed more, most experts estimate it would bring in anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion in revenue. To put that into perspective, our government spends about $10 billion per day. In other words, it would not even cover one day's of government spending ( based on 2010 Government Budget)

  • While the media is focusing on whom Romney might choose as his running mate, one question is being quietly asked in the Beltway: Will Obama dump Slo Joe and run with Hillary Clinton? She definitely has an appeal to women. And considering there still remains a gender gap showing Obama would take the female vote (in 2008, Obama got 56% of the woman vote while McCain got about 43%), it could be a combination that would be a challenge for Romney to beat.  But there remains speculation that she might be interested in running in 2016. Some don't see being VP helping her in that achieving that goal. The fact is most politicians when asked by a president to be the running mate, don't turn that down. The next several months will answer that question.

  • Well the facts are in. No wonder Congress gets such low ratings from the public. Secretary of the Senate, Nancy Erickson, reported that legislative productivity of the Democratically controlled Senate was poor, very poor. For example, the report states the Senate (under the control of Sen. Harry Reid) was in session 170 days and worked about 6.5 hours a day. Keep in mind, the Senate has not passed a budget in over 3 years. However, I have a different take on this. I'd prefer they hardly work at all. When they do, all they do is cause more problems by passing too many worthless laws and regulations. Examiner
  • What do all of these cities have in common? Flint, MI; Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; New Haven, CT; Oakland, CA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, Ill; Philadelphia, PA; Camden, NJ to name a few. For one, they are some of the country's most dangerous in terms of violent crimes. For another---they are all run by Democrats. FBI Crime Reports
  • In order to implement ObamaCare, the White House is diverting  $500 million to the IRS. Why?  They need to hire 1,000 more IRS agents to help implement the law because of the new mandated taxes and fees. In addition, the IRS will be monitoring subsidies for low-come persons to buy insurance. NY Post

  • John Edwards will be starting his trial this Thursday on charges he illegally funneled $1 million from his 2008 presidential campaign to his former mistress. According to the Washington Post he's been telling friends he does not understand why the country has forgiven Bill Clinton but not him.  Yo Dufis! You think it could be because while you were banging your mistress; you're wife was dying of cancer? By the way, prior and during the 2008 campaign (when he ran with that other fake, phony and back-stabbing fraud), I wrote on many occasions that Edwards was also a fake, phony and fraud. It didn't take long to prove my accusations were right on target. He's as phony as that other Edwards who says he can talk to dead people. The only thing these two can talk to is those knuckleheads who believe these two creeps.

  • In the honoring of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier 65 years ago this week, questions are being asked: where the hell are the black ballplayers?  As USA TODAY reported. Major league baseball rosters have fallen by half in the last 50 years.  Ten teams opened their season with only one African-American player on the roster. In fact, 25% of all black players are clustered on only three teams: My Yankees, Angels and the Dodgers. There are all kinds of reasons floating around. But I contend many African-Americans just grow up playing baseball anymore. Their attention is focused on basketball and football. When I was growing up in the South Bronx many years ago, it was easy fielding baseball pick-up games. Not anymore. In fact, the only time one sees a baseball field being used---it's for organized ball. It's much easier finding a few guys to play a game of pick-up basketball.  As USA TODAY points out, baseball is just not as "cool" as the other sports. In addition, they point out the lack of full scholarships for NCAA baseball diverts kids to other sports. One more thing. The fact that kids these days spend more time indoors playing their video games, I believe, is another factor.  When the older generation was growing up, you had to pull us off the street or the baseball field to come home. Not anymore. Last point: God Bless Jackie Robinson! Even though I grew up a Yankee, you were one of my baseball heroes. RIP!!!