Friday, June 10, 2011

Newt's Crumbling; Arab Spring to Bloody Summer; You Will Work Till You Drop Dead; Dope-Smoking, Menstruating Monkeys

"President Obama's top economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, is stepping down. He will be replaced by something a little more effective, the Magic 8 Ball."--Leno

  • It's bad enough Newt does not recognize his time has passed. But it appears his team does. AP reported most of his campaign staff resigned yesterday. It appears he's having a problem raising cash. One observer noted, " He {Newt} looks very much like the absent-minded professor." I think the observer is being too kind. Other outlets are reporting his staff questioned Newt and his wife's overall commitment to the entire campaign process. In other words--are they taking it seriously? Newt--retire already.
  • So Republicans have Mitt Romney and his Romney Care baggage. Rudy, who still can't make up his mind (and he's a liberal Republican). Sarah whose playing footsies. Pawlenty who supported Cap and Trade. Hermain Cain, don't know where he stands on many of the issues yet.  Allen West, an attractive potential candidate, but not too well known. Michelle Bachmann says she leads the Tea Party, but not all Tea Party folks agree with that.And now the question being asked: Will Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) step up to the plate? Yet, he has some RHINO baggage.
  • Having said all of that, several above have an outstanding history of leadership--Rudy and West--to just name two. And leadership is what's been lacking in the White House.
  • Several weeks ago, I posed the question: What will the media start calling the fake and phony "Arab Spring" when it turns to summer? It appears USA Today took the bait. The title of their opinion piece yesterday: "In Arab World, Spring's Euphoria Turns To Summer's Bloody Turmoil." They are right, but the headline is somewhat misleading. There's never been any "euphoria" in that movement--only more bloodshed. USA Today's piece also points out that our foreign policy in that area is deficient.
  • A new CNN Poll shows that 75% of Americans like Pres. Obama personally. For once, no comment.
  • Market Watch is reporting today that most Americans will not be able to retire until they reach their 70's and 80's. It seems Americans will just not have enough money put away for retirement.  I wonder if this qualifies as, "Recession is Over News?"
  • If the economy remains the same or is worse in 2012, who will be the first to ask the nation(as Reagan did so well when he ran against Jimmy Carter): "Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?" That question put a fork into Jimmy Carter's campaign for president.
  • And as many Americans face a dismal retirement, I ran across this headline on CNS News, "Dope-Smoking, Menstruating Monkey Study Got $3.6 Million in Tax Dollars.." Folks, I don't even wanna know.
  • One columnist, Amanda Marcotte of Alternet (whatever that is), provided the typical Progressive reason why Weiner's Weener should not resign: "Weiner has an outstanding record supporting sexual rights of others {I bet his does--me}, with 100% ratings from NARAL and Planned Parenthood." Please someone get me a US Air vomit bag now!
  • How desperate were thieves in NY City to steal a bike? They actually chopped down a tree to get to the bike secured to the tree.

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