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Mad Kane – I’m sure I don’t need to say this – personally – I think this needs to be repealed entirely and have it back to what it was before Clinton instituted the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.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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