campaign 2008 begins today

September 4, 2007

   Who knew.  You mean all this politicking was the pre-race race?  Nice to know we’re finally going to get down to business.  So how did your favorite candidate spend the first day of the race?

    Hillary did what any smart politician would do.  She broke out the big gun.  She took Bill to Iowa with her, and if anyone out there doesn’t think Bill Clinton could beat every assclown currently in the race, your dull normal credentials must be outstanding.

   John Edwards received the endorsement of two labor unions…the united mine workers and the united steel workers.  I’m a member of the United Steel Workers, and will end my political contribution to the union tomorrow. I will do everything I can to ensure that as few USW employees vote for this braindead piece of human waste as possible.

Ron Paul capped his big 3rd place finish in his home state with an announcement that his fans ruled the meeting, that he raised $100,000, and that as always Ron Paul was the only popular person there.  Sometimes making the stroking gesture with your hand is enough, but at times like this you just need to say…what the hell ever.  You have to love the spin control that this no hoper campaign has going on.  It is rumored that at this time he is laying in a fetal position with his own fecal matter smeared all over his dessicated ancient carcass, sucking his thumb and moaning.

Duncan Hunter  won in Texas.  According to the Ron Paul crybabies he cheated by campaigning there, and actually beating his holiness Pope Ron Pius the I.  Naturally Duncan will use this as an excuse to remain in a race he clearly has no hope of finishing better than 23rd in.

    Barack Obama spent the day attacking Hillary for being experienced.  I suppose if your experience level is still in the Lego’s phase, thats what you do.  I’m not trying to make it racial or anything, but isn’t there a black democrat with a brain that he doesn’t take out and play with available?

I’m not sure what the rest of them did, but one can hope they hung out with their families and acted like normal people for the last time in what could be 9 years.


The DNC Shows How much liberals care about your freedom

September 2, 2007

   I try to stay toward the center because both sides are so easy to disagree with.  I’ve drifted decidedly left over the last several years as I watched freedoms here erode in the interest of Global Aggression.    This week in Kremlinesque style and goosestep efficiency, a non-government entity, unelected by the people, and answerable to no one,  has etermined that many American’s have no right to take part in the political process.

    Having decided that backwater states Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina; and that glittery bastion of depravity in the desert, Necada will have first say in who will be the nominees for president of the United States, granting to them an incredible amount of clout,  which isn’t in line with their representation of American Society as a whole.

  To clue you in on what I’m talking about, look here.   The DNC has determined that they and only they will get to decide when primaries shall be held, and invoked severe sanctions against any state that got out of line.  This affects Michigan in particular, a state where manufacturing has been beaten into the ground by poor legislation and criminally negligent trade policies.  Michigan would be a great representative in early primaries.  They would be a good showcase of what is likely to happen in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  All these states have suffered under the economic malfeasance of both parties of government, and maintaining the status quo allows the DNC to continue to marginalize trade unions import in the nominating process.  Unions are volatile, and are unlikely to come out strongly for those candidates the DNC favors, (Edwards, Obama, Clinton).  The Firemen recently came out for Chris Dodd, and that is not a good thing for the big three.

    It would appear to me that the party that has been raging about privacy and freedom from government intervention, has decided that the party itself should be the controlling organization in how elections are handled.  Nice job.  Way to push people back toward the right you idiotic Stalinists.


The democrats had a forum

August 8, 2007

  Soldier field was never so dreary.  15,000 union members, well aware that the sun is setting on their way of life, hunkered down in Soldier Field to once again try to determine which candidate would screw them least.  There were no Republicans on the gridiron this hot August Day as the unions know that their “great white hype” will not have  “screw America’s middle class” conservative values.  Instead the table was set with a meager fare of left wingers and centrist liberals.  Like potatoes with no gravy this ass ugly crew of never done wells came to denigrate the intelligence of the American Worker, and deservedly so.

    Hearken back several years, and you will find that it was a Democrat (Bill Clinton) who signed into law one of the worst defeats ever for union labor.  We also joined the WTO under his administration, and Union membership and jobs have been declining drastically ever since.  Interestingly, the wife of that president was on this stage, and nearly half of her fellow candidates had voted for NAFTA and the WTO.

    So these downtrodden masses came to see if there was hope for an afterlife for American labor.  They left with T-shirts, and promises.  Promises that will be broken as soon as it becomes politically expedient.  Promises of Pension protection, universal health care, a rebuilding of American Industry; the list goes on and on, but the reality is it was a night for Snow White and the Seven Dorks to play dress up and hand out treats to the children.  Nobody present could possibly believe the lies they were told,  having been marginalized so often in the past by the party claiming to be for the working man.

   I said Seven Dorks because it was Kieth Olbermann who played moderator, and they couldn’t have found a wimpier guy for the task.  His actual cartoon character should be puss in boots, because he let the candidates walk all over him.

Dennis Kucinich sadly believes he has a chance.  He actually has a solid voting record in relation to union issues, and is possibly the most decent guy on that stage.

Bill Richardson went back to his style of reciting his resume, but he failed to mention his vote for NAFTA

John Edwards has done the legwork, but he comes off as so insincere that voting for him would be the equivalent of playing russian roulette.

Christopher Dodd was forceful, but has lost whatever charisma he had found over the last several weeks, and was all in all utterly boring.

Barack Obama is the George Bush of the left.  He can’t admit when he is wrong, even if the average 10 year old knows it.

Joe Biden was terrific.  When Kieth olbermann asked him if he would end no bid contracts and gave him 30 seconds to answer he said “yes.”  At least if he’s lying he kept it short.  Again, I could vote for this guy.

Hillary is going to be the Democratic nominee for president, but I think Joe Biden is a wiser choice for VP than Barack.  Barack needs weathering, and a better understanding of what it takes to be a player on a global stage.  The union folks for the most part didn’t seem to appreciate her all that much, but they no longer hold sway as they once did.


The Employees Free Choice Act

June 22, 2007

   Ever since Ronald Reagan fired the striking air traffic controllers back in the mid eighties union membership has been on the decline.  This act could well turn that around.

   I’m a member of the United Steel Workers, but have not historically been the rah rah type.  This act though could ease a lot of problems facing the American labor force.  Due to the decline in membership, the unions don’t pack the clout they once did.  They still receive lip service from the democrats, but thats pretty much alll it is.  NAFTA and GATT have decimated American manufacturing jobs, and jobs paying a decent wage in the manufacturing sector continue to decline.

     Stronger unions mean more clout.  Politically, and at the bargaining table.  Strong unions make it more difficult to pass legislation that ship our jobs overseas.  They would be better equipped to fight outsourcing,  wage reductions, anda host of benefit related issues. 

    Just last year the Kentucky River nurses decision pushed millions of workers into supervisor status.  Nurses, construction workers, reporters, physicians assistance; can all be categorized now as supervisors as a result of that decision.  Which takes away their right to collective bargaining.  Attempts to overturn that decision are still in the works, but passage of the employees free choice act could make 60 million more people eligible to unionize without corporate interference.

http://blog.aflcio.org/

If you go to this link you can contact your senators through a link midpage.  Tell them you support the act.  It’s unlikely to gain passage, but your support could make a difference. 


Alli’s revenge….what a friday

June 22, 2007

   Wow, nice mouths.  I thought the Ron Paul fans were bad, but you people take the golden gnu’s ass when it comes to attack profanity.  A bit more creativity is in order, and I really was only trying to voice a warning to all the idiot – grab – the – first – box of any new diet drug types.  I posted the comments from those of you who could maintain some level of maturity, and for the rest of you may you crap like a christmas goose at church this sunday.

     To clarify for the Ron Paul heathens.  I’m not anti- Ron.  I’m stand up and be accountable for your votes Ron.  I’m quit claiming to be a libertarian when your record says otherwise Ron.  I’m piss off the Ron Paul followers Will.  you just have to hope the little guy can hang around long enough to keep shaping the conversation.

   Did anyone notice that China has passed the U.S in carbon dioxide emissions?  Supposedly it has to do with them making more concrete.  I think it has to do with their economy is on full overload, and nobody on the planet seems to give a damn if they abide by the same rules as the rest of us.  Let me hear a long loud rousing rant against China from anyone.  Not gonna happen.  Why?  Because it is politically incorrect to say something bad against the worst violator of every international agreement on anything from the environment to trade.  C’mon Al Gore.  Pay your 20k electric bill, hop a private plain, and go chew some chinese ass.  It sucks when someone screws up and you can’t blame it on George Bush doesn’t it?

stay tuned.  We’ll cover union business in a little bit.