Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bailouts again

I thought that I already made the last post about bailouts when I compared the blank check handed to Wall Street vs Detroit fighting for their lives.

This time the lame duck White House actually came through, and for the first time in his life, Dick Cheney actually said something smart (that did not have an evil consequence to it). The collapse of Detroit could lead to the 2nd Republican Great Depression.

I live in a region that is not very affected by the auto industry. We have dealers and service shops around here, but car manufacturing left this region years ago.

In the Senate, the GOP showed their true agenda, busting unions. If these workers were not unionized (because God forbid someone makes a livable wage, has healthcare and retirement benefits, and can actually AFFORD the product they're making). Not to mention that they fail to talk about their true base. The CEO. Their compensation adds about $2000 to the cost of every car. Do you hear them bitching about that? No.

President Bush ran on a "compassionate conservative" campaign in 2000. None of these conservatives are compassionate.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Governor Blagojevich and corrupt politics

Ok this guy was caught trying to SELL Obama's Senate seat. Now I know that Chicago politics is known for corruption, but seriously (and I am not going to pretend to know the politics of a city that I've only been to due to airport layovers).

I've been following this story all week, and since I was rather quiet on my forums about it, I didn't post anything. But it's too big to ignore.

What gets me the most is that the corporate media was trying to tie Obama to Bigliarvich. Just like they tried to tie him to Bill Ayers just because he sat on a board. They're politicans in the same state, and same party, and that's about it.

So far, IMO Obama has handled this well. Now if only he could appoint his Senate replacement, but I don't see that happening.

One more thing about Blagojevich. His hair gives Donald Trump a run for his money.

Monday, December 1, 2008