Quite the week we’ve had so far! Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays all dead. Unfreakin’ believable! I wish piece of shit crap and tax bill would have died as well! Anyway – after a two week hiatus – The BoBo Carnival of Politics is back with another great edition. Have at it people!
You’ll see below in response to your credit card discussion that I mentioned I already paid off a few cards and have one left before I’m out of debt. I went through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. Dave Ramsey is awesome and what you have on your blog is absolutey right. Once again, great post using a great resource. I highly recommend it to anybody to view his Town Hall video and his Financial Peace University – especially in today’s economy.
Michael Bass presents Joe Tegerdine VS Gene Taylor! The Battle For Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District! posted at Debt Prison, saying, “Every now and then a person runs for office that gives us hope. For many voters in the last election Barack Obama was that person. Obama promised ambiguous ‘Change’ and the people bought it. Unfortunately, for many Obama fans and devout Democrats, his foreign policy actions and his further crack down on civil liberties has come to resemble something like George Bush part II.”
Interesting – hopefully, Tegerdine turns out to be a true conservative then maybe he can defeat that faux Democratic Conservative Taylor.
LSM – excellent. I have nothing further to add to this.
Scott Spiegel presents U.S. Invents Diabolical Weapon Called “Twitter” to Bring Down Iranian Regime posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “President Obama said last week that he doesn’t want the U.S. to be seen as “meddling” in the recent Iranian presidential election. In his view, vocally supporting the protesters is comparable to the CIA’s coup against Mossadeq in 1953.”
Amen, brother! We should be standing behind the Iranian citizens with the full faith and trust of our government and our own citizens. Obama is wrong on this one.
Mad Kane – I’m sure I don’t need to say this – personally – I think this needs to be repealed entirely and have it back to what it was before Clinton instituted the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The UCMJ states that sodomy is a punishable offense as is any other forms of homosexual relations. We don’t need gays OPENLY serving in the military. This would be a huge bust for the morale of our military. I’m sorry – but – the military is by no means ready for this and it would not be accepted.
Bwahaha – Liberty Lentils – good one.
Bob Brooks presents Wall Street Execs Living Large While the Rest of the Country Hurts posted at Bob Brooks – Prudent Money Blog.
Don’t forget – Timothy “Turbo Tax” Geithner is a Goldman Sachs alumni himself and still has buddies there. Nothing will be done. Just more paybacks from this administration for these company’s providing material support for Obama.
I don’t generally tend to side with Ron Paul on many issues. I think he’s a nutjob with a lot of his positions. However, I support him 100% with regards to doing away with the Federal Reserve and having them open their books. The decision in the 30′s to hand over that much power to a private organization was by far one of the most idiotic things this country and our government has ever done. It’s time to take that power away from them.
Terri Choate presents Trickle Down Learning posted at Plum Duff…not your ordinary gruel!, saying, “Maybe this is old news…but school districts regularly understate the money spent per pupil as they ask for more, more, more.”
Great article. Public schools happens to be one of my “soap-box” issues. While I don’t know what the per pupil cost is in my district – we have multiple layers of administration that are totally unnecessary. Since when does a High School and Middle School need a freakin Assistant Principle for each grade and each of them having a secretary, etc etc – not to mention each grade having at least 2 “administrators” that handle discipline. It’s gotten so ridiculous that most of our tax money goes to paying salaries instead of purchasing text books. I sent four kids through public school. 2 graduated and 2 dropped out. I’m sending my last 2 to private schools now.
Welcome Back Bradley – looking forward to your analysis of the various bills.
The Smarter Wallet presents Applying For A Credit Card? Review The Credit Card Bill of Rights posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Obama just signed into law some regulations that will help curb some of the unpopular practices done by the credit industry. Here’s what’s in the credit card bill of rights, which is under review by our government.”
Great words of advise for those who are thinking about getting a credit card. I already cut up all mine and have paid them off. I have one more to go then I’m out of credit card hell. My advise is – use cash! If you can’t afford to pay for it in cash – well – then in today’s economy – you really can’t afford it at all then. Save for it instead.
You are absolutely right – we should not be looking to the international community to protect ourselves. That is just plain ridiculous. Great post.
Naomi – I’ll have to admit that I haven’t been paying real close attention to exactly what is going on over on your side of the big pond. However, I have been following Daniel Hannen pretty closely so I get the point. Unfortunately, we’re seeing a similar situation here in the U.S. – rather than second homes – our politicians get lifelong benefits and 100% salary after they retire and that even gets passed on to their spouses after they die and then the spouses collect 100% benefit and salary until they die. Pretty freakin ridiculous that these politicians consider themselves so elite they can steal from we the people.
Agreed! However, this administration that promised transparency has given us none at all.
Jake presents Why the World Hates America (Part 1) posted at Global Implications, saying, “Given the negative attitude toward the United States around the world, I am writing a multi-part series on the actions of the US since World War II with the worst consequences. I will post an article every day and should finish the seven-part series on Friday, June 26.”
Jake – I hope you don’t mind but I took the liberty to post the links to the remaining articles. This is a very interesting analysis. However, I would say that we still have many more friends and allies than we do enemies. It seems our only real enemies in the world are radical regimes. Please post up the last remaining parts in next week’s carnival! Personally, regarding Part 5 – I think we need to “unflinchingly” support Israel. They are our only true ally in the middle east. Being a former Hebrew Linguist in the Air Force – I understand Israel and the day-to-day struggles they have to face. They are under constant terrorist attack every day. They need our support and we should stand behind them all the way.
Ram – you are so totally right on with this post. The only thing I would add here is that the history of Political Correctness actually has its roots in marxism and Russia. Here’s another good resource for you on the history.
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Welcome to Superbowl Sunday and yet another great edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics. You will notice we have some new submitters as well as some of the regulars. Please do stop by and let these bloggers know your thoughts regarding their posts.
Kinda scary, isn’t it LSM? Spot on analysis of his speech there. But, I’m not surprised. Michelle Obama herself said it last summer when she was on The View – she said Obama wants to remake this country and to change our culture. The problem is that too many people just glossed it over and didn’t really pay attention to that statement. Likewise, other than your analysis – I really haven’t heard anybody else pointing it out as poignantly as you have. Keep up the great fight!
Wow! I didn’t realize you guys had such troubles going on down under. None of that was reported over here. Seems a shame that a group of racists have hijacked a national holiday. Seems to me that banning Australia Day would be equivalent to banning our Independence Day. Do you think that would happen?
A post I can agree with. However, don’t mistake Republicans for Conservatives – two different things. What you detailed as a plan of action are Conservative principles. Unfortunately, we have too many RINO’s in the party that are liberal or moderate-left. In addition to Republicans returning to Conservative principles – we need to get the RINO’s out of he party since they are diluting it.
Michael Haltman presents Barack Obama: The Great American Apologist [del.icio.us] posted at The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, saying, “Al-Arabiya Gets The First T.V. Interview With President Obama”
Michael – excellent analysis on that interview – a must see by all my readers in case they did not see/hear the interview themselves. When I first heard it I just hung my head. This guy just does not get the full grasp of his position and what it means in the world. The rest of the world, and especially the muslims, will interpret his words just as you and I have. America is bad and everything is our fault. This just gives those islamofascists more ammunition for recruiting more jihadists to do more damage to Americans and American interests. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Obama is an idiot and he is too inexperienced to be our President.
Hey, Steve – welcome back. I’m glad you posted this up. I first heard about this last month, just before Christmas, and had intended on doing a post about it – but completely forgot about it. After reading the deleted words – it all came rushing back again. I think you are absolutely correct – there is a definite agenda there and you don’t need to be a rocket surgeon to recognize it.
Steve Simbeck presents 4 out of 5 experts agree that 4 out of 5 experts are experts posted at No Mato mi Pavo, saying, “Written just before the inauguration but I think it still resonates.”
Hmmm…very interesting. I guess I would have to say I’m an expert on superheroes since I watch cartoons! Silly ain’t it?
Hi MadKane – welcome back. Sure – there were concessions – but – this is a bloated spending bill and has absolutely nothing to do with stimulating the economy. It will only increase the size of government. This bill could be widdled down to $80Billion if it were truly just an economic stimulus bill. I stand firm with those who opposed it – including the smart 11 Democrats who opposed it. Not all the Dems were on “Stretch” Pelosi’s side on it either.
Hey Seth – I like the visuals. Good discussion regarding the tunnels and the bombing of them. Let’s hope Israel gets them shut down completely!
Silicon Valley Blogger presents No 2009 Economic Stimulus Check? How Obama’s Stimulus Plan Affects The Middle Class posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thanks!”
Nice summary of the stimulus plan – if you can actually call it that. I’ll be posting up a detailed look at it here shortly. One other thing you might point out regarding that $500 tax credit – other than you are correct – it’s not much – is that the $500 credit will be broken up incrementally over multiple paychecks – and therefore will have very little effect at all. I don’t think those boneheads up in D.C. ever took a economics class or ever ran their own businesses. If they did, they wouldn’t be putting stupid crap like what you pointed out in this plan.
A great post looking at reform in Indiana. This could possibly be a microcosmic look at how we can reshape the Federal government. Great post, Josh.
Greg presents TNMilitant.com » Blog Archive » Terror shouldn’t be treated like other crimes. posted at TNMilitant.com.
Right on, Greg! Those idiots on the left who want to treat terrorists like regular criminals just don’t get it. These guys are considered enemy combatants when captured outside of U.S. territory – so – therefore – they should have not access to our courts as our constitution does not pertain to them. The article you linked to is very eye-opening. This is exactly what happens when you treat a terrorist like a regular criminal.
Sorry, Seth – gonna have to agree with Livni on this one. No head of any state should have open dialogue with rogue and terrorist leaders without preconditions. Obama is drafting a letter in order to open up direct dialogue with Iran. This goes against decades of foreign policy. Not even past Democrat Presidents have ever dealt directly with rogue heads of states without preconditions. What Obama is doing is very dangerous, and as Livni pointed out, shows weakness in the minds of the Arab world. Your examples are incomplete. Reagan never had direct conversations with Gorbachev until all the preconditions were met and only after other delegate teams met with the Russians first. Obama needs to do the same thing. Send Shillary or some other delegates first with the preconditions that have to be met first before we open dialogue. Obama’s letter to Imanutjob will mean that Iran will surely see this as an opening to attack Israel openly.
Buck Says presents Pelosi In Charge: How can That Happen in a Sane World? posted at Buck Says, saying, “Nancy Pilosi and Harry Reed in charge?–We are in real trouble now.”
Hey Buck – I don’t know if you heard the interview with Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor – but – apparently, Obama pretty much said the same thing to him. When Cantor pointed out to Mr. Obama that the people elected him because he promised change in government and to help the economy they needed tax cuts – Obama told him “I won. I will trump you on that.” Obama and Pelosi are on the same page there. I don’t think we will see any real change in government other than to see it get bigger.
Alexander Woods presents Rod Blagojevich: Crooked Politician or Machiavellian Hero? posted at The Daily Destiny.
Howdy Alexander – I guess it depends on how one looks at Machiavelli. I personally did not see Machiavelli as a hero – I saw him as a crook who would say anything to get what he wants – a smooth talker. For me – crooked politician and Machiavellian are one and the same. But, you do justice by pointing out Blago’s absurdity. Great post!
Excellent use of scripture for backing up your points there Allen. I would just change one thing – you say “We do not need bailouts or handouts. We need repentence.” Based on what you have written, I can see why you might say we need repentence. However, I would say we need to take responsibility for our actions and to fix what we screwed up. Sure, it might be Wall Street’s fault, in concert with our Fed, for the huge economic mess – but – each and every one of us have some responsibility for that downfall as well (part of which you point out.) Rather than blame government and Wall Street – we need to accept the part we played in it and do what we need to do to fix it so that we can be responsible “parents” and not leave this burden to our children and their children.
I actually read this after I responded to your previous submission. An excellent discussion on taking responsibility rather than looking for that hand out! Yes we can! LOL.
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