Wednesday, September 24, 2008

After more than 7 years of good ol' boy INCOMPETENCE, we're supposed to believe President Bush NOW knows what he's doing?!?

If the reality of an economy that has been in the throes of a recession that is dangerously close to becoming a depression wasn't so darn serious, seeing our woefully incompetent President Bush trying to reassure us while warning us tonight, would have been laughable.

I mean, there is something to be said for laughing instead of crying, but with this President, we long ago learned that the normal rules don't even apply to this seven plus years mistake!

And what has caused this terrible condition our economy is in, is directly related to rules! As in, there haven't been ANY!!! Or what rules there were, were ignored.

A classic example of the old story about "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LET THE INMATES RUN THE ASYLUM!!!"

Greedy people got the idea sold and implemented that without regulations, the economy will not only survive, but that all citizens will benefit because of no regulations.

Not true. Only the people at the top prosper. And when their venture or AD-venture collapses, the people at the top walk away fat while the rest of us pay for the devastation caused by these people who have been enabled by a bogus economic philosophy.

Speaking of enablers, you can read more about those kinds of folks in the commentary I wrote last week which is just below this week's commentary.

Because this commentary will be up for a week before the next one is written and posted, let me tell you that this is being written Wednesday evening, September 24, which is 41 days before we elect a NEW President of the United States.

In his 14-minute speech tonight, I give President Bush props for outlining where we now are economically, part of how we got to this point (he left out the lack of regulation thing) and in essence he said that if a "rescue plan" (bailout) ISN'T adopted soon, we'll be facing a long recession.

That fact that we're already in a recession and have been for some time is something we'll excuse President Bush for and we'll just be happy he's acknowledging the possibility of a recession, sarcasm intended.

HERE'S A NEWS FLASH FOR YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!!!

During an interview with CBS' Katie Couric tonight, Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin said (in essence) that if we don't fix things soon, we're in danger of being on the verge of another Great Depression. And yes, she used those last two words.

When Ms. Couric asked Republican Presidential nominee, Senator John McCain about what Governor Palin had said about Great Depression concerns, Senator McCain said (in essence), "We gotta tell Americans the TRUTH!"

Tell us? AMERICANS? The TRUTH? What a CONCEPT!

Again...Sarcasm intended.

HERE'S THE DEAL ABOUT THE RESCUE/BAILOUT PLAN, GANG:

MOST Americans don't like it! At ALL! President Bush has asked Senators McCain and Obama to join him tomorrow with the hope that they can help him SELL this plan to CONGRESS!

Will President Bush need McCain and Obama to still be there on FRIDAY, a day that the first debate between those two is scheduled to be held at the University of Mississippi? As of now, we don't know. What we do know is that Senator McCain has suggested that the debate be postponed, but as of now, Senator Obama is against that idea.

THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net. I write back to everyone.

RANDOM POLITICAL THOUGHTS:

When is Governor Palin going to "quit it" with that "Bridge to nowhere" lie?

She likes and advocates shooting WOLVES out of PLANES?!? Seeing as how my favorite animal IS the wolf, I still think Governor Palin is cute, but not as cute!

I wonder what Senator McCain said when Governor Palin referred to their ticket as the Palin/McCain ticket as opposed to the McCain/Palin ticket? I mean as far as the voters go it IS the Palin/McCain ticket, but still...

Did you see the response that Governor Palin gave Katie Couric when Ms. Couric asked Governor Palin (for the third time) to state one instance in the last 26 years (except for two years ago) that Senator McCain has led the charge for oversight or regulation(s) that would have helped to prevent all these bailouts we're having to deal with? Governor Palin's final answer was priceless.

Yeah, I still think Governor Palin is cute, but not AS cute!

Have you heard the rumors about Senator Hillary Clinton possibly replacing Senator Joe Biden after Biden claims a health problem of some kind?

Have you noticed how often Governor Palin repeats herself in the two legitimate interviews she has been a part of since accepting the nomination to be Senator McCain's running mate? Yes, I know. She's done three interviews, but her love fest with Sean "Little Lord Fauntleroy" Hannity, while charming, wasn't at all informational.

Anyway, when Governor Palin constantly repeated herself in her interviews with Charles Gibson and Katie Couric, they kept asking until they got a legitimate answer or no-answer until the final question that Ms. Couric posed on tonight's interview. I admit it. Governor Palin's final answer was cute, charming, un-bleeping believable, So un-presidential and you'll see her give this answer over and over again SO much in the next few days, you'll think you're watching Sports Center on ESPN!

Yeah, I still think Governor Palin is cute, buuuuuut...

Do you realize what we could do for AMERICA if the one billion dollars a day we spend in IRAQ was spent HERE?!?

Did you read the results of that Stanford University poll that said "Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close."?

Here's MY response; "REALLY? Now tell me something I DON'T know!"

I guess what was genuinely newsworthy was that the poll focused on Democrats who have a problem with blacks which means that maybe someone thought that only Republicans would have feelings like that.

People are people, folks. Not everyone in a particular race, religion, rotary club, you name it, thinks or acts the same.

Senator Obama knows he has to walk in the racial minefield because he's FIRST!


LET'S WRAP THIS UP WITH SOME WORDS TO THINK ABOUT:


Writer Thomas Friedman offers this; "If all you ever do is all you've ever done, then all you'll ever get is all you ever got."


THE NEXT BLOG? Unless something unexpected comes up, a week from today. As a rule, a new blog is posted every Wednesday afternoon (late) or (early/late) Wednesday evening.



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