Thursday, November 20, 2008

Return of Blackbeard

India shot up a pirate ship. Way to go, India!

I'm beginning to link pirates with Paulson & Pals Perk and Burning Bush Bull-etins.

Pre-emptive war pretty much spread its parachute over all things piratical. It's not enough to bankrupt a country by a faulty war, there must be added threats. Such as:

The economy's in the tank if taxpayers don't fork over $700,000,000,000 to the crooks who perpetrated the fraud. Okay, so taxpayers fell for this, the perps have the bucks and the economy's still in the tank.

Where's tough love for robbers? As in: Sorry. You can't have it. Your fortune has been recalled. Go away, leave me alone. I'll hire someone else. I owe you nothing, you did a cra*ppy job. If you insist on begging, you'll stand in the corner of your cell til the cows come home.

Fear comes wrapped inside threats. In olden days, messengers were unceremoniously disposed of. Now, piracy appears to be acceptable.

We've come a long way toward protecting the criminal and robbing the blind.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pomposity and Prosperity Plead Poverty

'Big Three CEO's Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds' was the headline on the ABC News page.

The woman who drove her Maserati to the welfare office to collect food stamps is the first image that comes to mind.

Automobile icons, these men each traveled in his private jet to Congressional hearings where they begged taxpayer funding to get them out of debt they created. They claim to be important to the economy. Whew. A triple spin without ice.

It's my understanding that a first-class flight on a regular carrier, while a bit inconvenient for those without the coj*ones to panhandle in style, would have cost each of these tycoons in the neighborhood of $500 as opposed to the $20,000 estimated cost for this trip aboard their ego buckets.

The employees and the country lose. The icons win. I say, 'Let's take the auto companies and turn them over to intelligent single mothers/fathers or retirees who are accustomed to budgeting.' These pompous poo*ps don't deserve private planes or parachutes. Bah humbug.

No wonder we Americans (and much of the global community) have become so disenchanted with the wealthy and those who will do whatever it takes to keep themselves intact, at whatever cost to the general public.

There's no elephant in the room, Virginia, it's full of skunks. No offense to Disney's Flower.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Open Letter to Sarah Palin

Please, stay home and keep your mouth zipped. Quite frankly, if I don't see you again it will be too soon.

You spent your entire veep campaign spouting hate and stirring the cauldron of devisiveness. You spread rumors, lies and nastiness.

Watching you whine, grin, wink and lie was less than a proud moment for this female. When you throw dirt, don't cry when it comes back.

An Independent Voter