Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Morning, Mad Housewife, Revenge Of The Fallen, Keep Posting

Well she's miffed anyway. I tried Mad Housewife "Sweet Red" this past week. I like the concept, and besides everyone knows "If Mamma ain't happy ain't nobody gonna be happy". This isn't communion wine, and you won't start confessing, but it will loosen your tongue. This marketing concept reminds me of the saying, save the drama for your mamma. This wine isn't for your high maintenance drama queen. It's for the housewife who knows how to multitask, but chooses not to. A day in the life of a mad housewife - involves monotony, broken up with feverish fantasies of escape from domestic tranquility. Housewifery may not drive you to drink, but you will definitely be familiar with the layout of the adult beverage aisle in your local supermarket.

Check out Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse "We want to thank all of you for being so supportive of this insane project of zombie housewives. The book is going to print this spring, so expect to be hearing more about it as it evolves. After all, 2012 is the end of the world, and the zombie housewives will show you how very painless it is...." End Quote.

Speaking of Drama Queens, Kelly is BACK POSTING

Friday, January 13, 2012

TGIF, Political Circus Edition " The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe"

I remember the last candidate that ran as all things to all people. Americans fell in love with a Rorschach test. Former Governor Jon Huntsman, of Utah, recently referred to Mitt Romney as a well oiled weather vane. Mitt Romney has a reputation of sticking his finger in the wind to gauge popular public opinion, before taking a position of his own. The American people already know which way the wind is blowing. They need a candidate that is storm tested, and can stand firm when ill winds are buffeting the country. Governor Rick Perry, the strong, Christian conservative candidate, has already shown he can handle real storms, not just metaphorical economical storms. For instances Katrina, Rita, and Ike. When hurricanes hit the gulf coast, Texas steps up, and Governor Rick Perry leads in the recovery. There is a reason Governor Bobby Jindal, of Louisiana, endorsed Governor Rick Perry.

Remember Christine O'Donnell's pitch to Delaware voters? Christine O'Donnell: I'm not really a witch. It looks like Mitt Romney, is taking a page from Christine O'Donnell's campaign play book.

Mitt Romney, I'm not really a Vulture Capitalist. I'll sum it up, Mitt Romney doesn't like to have to defend himself in the republican primary. It's okay if Mitt Romney attacks his opponents, it's not alright for them to attack him back. Mitt Romney: I expected this kind of attack from Barack Obama. Really? Then you should be prepared to defend yourself in the republican primary. If Mitt Romney can't withstand having his record at Bain Capital vetted now, he's not bullet proof for the general election. Mitt Romney has highlighted his tenure at Bain Capital during his stump speech, that makes it a fair avenue of inquiry. Up until now apparently we are all supposed to believe that you can't question the practices of "Bain Capital" because that's equivalent to attacking the Free Market. When did Bain Capital become the Free Market? That a pathetic straw-man argument. I don't remember "Vulture Capitalist" being a problem when it was used to describe Meg Whitman. How does this kind of campaign strategy work out? I seem to recall that Christine O'Donnell lost to Chris Coons her democrat opponent, in her bid for U.S. Senate. So there's that.

Profitable failures
In his campaign for president, Romney has championed free markets and vowed to shrink the role of government. The Republican has argued that his business acumen makes him the best candidate to fix the nation's economy and bring down the stubbornly high unemployment rate. Romney's opponents point to his business career as evidence that he is willing to cut jobs and benefits.
The story of Bain's failed investment in the Kansas City mill offers a perspective on a largely overlooked chapter in Romney's business record: his firm's brush with a US bailout.

It seems like a clear choice between the candidate that sticks his finger in the wind or the candidate that stands like a rock. "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock" Thomas Jefferson.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mitt Romney & The L Word(s)

Lady Liberty, pop quiz who said, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death? Hint, it wasn't Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney has a problem with L words. He's been called a Liberal, a Liar, lately a corporate raider aka a Liquidator. Danny Devito played a corporate raider in the movie "Other People's Money" his character's name was Larry The Liquidator. Mitt Romney just won the New Hampshire republican primary. The granite state's motto is "Live Free or Die". I think New Hampshire just got hustled by a hustler, who is trying to run the table, on his republican primary candidate rivals. Not unlike the character in the movie "The Color of Money" starring Paul Newman "Limousine Liberal". There are so many movie references to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital tenure, I don't think I will be able to cover them all. Newt Gingrich accused Mitt Romney of trying to buy the office of the President of the United States. "He doesn't tell the truth" Gingrich said. Mitt Romney's lack of veracity has also been pointed out by Governor Rick Perry, Romney's Remedy. Senator John McCain just endorsed Mitt Romney, here is a video of John McCain going through Mitt Romney's Liberal Laundry List. Meanwhile Newt Gingrich is going to release an attack ad against Mitt Romney titled "The King of Bain". I decided to look up the dictionary definition of the closest spelling to Bain. Bane definition, a person or thing that causes misery or distress ( esp a bane in of one's Life). Mitt Romney's not really popular with (L)BGT either.

Money doesn't have an agenda, money doesn't care if you have a job or if you don't. Wall Street has turned into the kind of financial industry, that has learned how to manipulate capital to keep money flowing into their own pockets - crony capitalist. Yeah, I've seen that movie too.

Romney at Bain Capital:Big Gains, Some Bust WSJ, 9 January, 2012, Mark Maremont.
The Journal analysis shows that in total, Bain produced about $2.5 billion in gains for its investors in the 77 deals, on about $1.1 billion invested. Overall, Bain recorded roughly 50% to 80% annual gains in this period, which experts said was among the best track records for buyout firms in that era.

The idea that Wall Street cares if jobs are being created on Main Street is belied by TARP, bailouts, and stimulus money, it's not free market capitalism if you turn to the public sector for a bail out. In the end it's not about Money itself, it's in the way you use it.

It's in the way that you use it,
It comes and it goes.
It's in the way that you use it,
Boy don't you know.

And if you lie you will lose it,
Feelings will show.
So don't you ever abuse it
Don't let it go.

Nobody's right till somebody's wrong.
Nobody's weak till somebody's strong.
No one gets lucky till luck comes along.
Nobody's lonely till somebody's gone.

I've seen dark skies, never like this.
Walked on some thin ice, never like this.
I told you white lies, never like this.
Looked into true eyes, never like this.

The Color Of Money
"It's In The Way That You Use It"

Monday, January 9, 2012

LSU (1) vs Alabama (2) BCS 9 January 2012 "Give Em Hell Alabama"

Yes, Alabama is just as attractive coming or going. This is the view LSU should get used to - the view of Bama from behind ;)

LSU vs Alabama 7:00 PM CT, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mercedes - Benz Superdome. ESPN & ESPN 3.

LSU is favored by 1 and 1/2 points.

UPDATE: Warner Wolf, of Imus in the Morning and 77WABC, had predicted Alabama for 2012 BCS win. Alabama would beat the point spread, and predicted the final score 13-10. Final score 21-0.

At all cost we protect the heavies.....

Because if you don't win you can't go home!

Imus Guest Frank Rich, President Obama's Foreign Policy Isn't A Complete Disaster

Like A Bat Out Of Hell, that's how I would describe our exit from Iraq. Unfortunately we left Iraq, without a Status Of Forces Agreement.

FP Foreign Policy: When President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by Dec. 31, his top advisors contended that since the Bush administration had signed the 2008 Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), both administrations believed that all troops should be withdrawn by the end of the year. This was part of the Obama administration's drive to de-emphasize their failed negotiations to renegotiate that agreement and frame the withdrawal as the fulfillment of a campaign promise to end the Iraq war.

Imus guest this morning, Frank Rich, stated that Barack Obama's foreign policy hasn't been a complete disaster, and anyway Americans are not focused on foreign policy. Americans are focused on the economy and unemployment. He stated that Rick Perry, wants to invade Iraq. Uh no Frank, he wants to clean up the mess, the Obama administration has made of U.S. foreign policy. The question isn't whether we are going to end up back in Iraq, the question is when. We are a petroleum based "economy" and the stability of Iraq effects our national security. Apparently the present administration playing politics with our national security put's Obama's failure to negotiate a status of forces agreement a plus in Frank Rich's estimation.

The only republican primary candidate that answered the question correctly, during last Saturday night's ABC debate, about our foreign policy in regards to Iraq was Governor Rick Perry.

"The idea that we allow the Iranians to come back into Iraq and take over that country, with all of the treasures, both in blood and money, that we have spent in Iraq- because this president wants to kowtow to his liberal leftist base, and move out those men and women. He could have renegotiated that time frame. I think it is a huge error for us," Perry said at the debate, sponsored by ABC. News/Yahoo!/WMUR-TV. Read more here at CBS News Political Hotsheet.

Does Gov Perry have a point? Iran has threatened to close the Straits of Hormuz. Has the Obama administrations failure to negotiate a status of forces agreement with the current Iraqi government emboldened the Iranians? Is the Iranian threat being down played by the media?

FYI Mr Rich, if the oil supply is slowed down or cut off to the United States, that effects our economy, and our national security. I am spit-balling, but when voters are gassing up, and prices at the pump are spiking, our foreign policy is going to be front and center in voter's concerns. Gas prices set to spike next summer, before the election.

According to Frank Rich, the act of signing off on the mission to raid the Bin Laden compound in Pakistan, something any sitting President would have been expected to support, is the shining accomplishment of the Obama administrations foreign policy. The liberal left are the masters of distraction, and managing lowered expectations. Are they batty enough to believe, the American people are going to buy what they are selling? Watch the interview, and decide for yourself.

Meatloaf: Bat Out Of Hell

Friday, January 6, 2012

TGIF, Political Circus Edition, Countdown To Apoco-politoco

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." W. Durant.

I had every intention of writing this post on the 1st day of this year, but time just kept getting away from me :) What is in store for the United States in the upcoming year? I don't know, I'm not a prognosticator - I'm a procrastinator. We know that the Mayan calender ends 12-21-12, which has been interpreted to mean many different possibilities. Some think it's a sign that the world ends, others believe that the common era is ending, and a new era beginning. I don't know perhaps the Mayan's only chisel maker died. It's entirely possible the Mayan's were the kind of people who just didn't think ahead. In comparison, Americans are forward looking people, our calenders go on into infinity, that's how optimistic we are about the future. I don't really believe in fortune telling, but if you are interested in the political year ahead, Karl Rove is predicting President Obama's political future HERE.

US Presidential Elections is on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 - Countdown 304 Days. Get Your Own Widget - Imagine What The Mayans Could Have Done With A Widget.

Official 2012 Countdown Here, 349 days to go, till we stop telling time with the Mayan calendar.

Are there any signs that the world is coming to an end anytime soon? Well there is this latest national poll by Rasmussen, that shows Rick Santorum, is polling in second place in the national polls for the Republican presidential nominee. Mel Gibson got divorced, and from what I understand, going by his interpretation of Catholicism, he's going to burn or he's already been burned, he's already had a mel- t down, talk about your Apocalypto. Well known bloviating cable news jockey says, he's not sure he will be available to sit in front of camera, during the New Hampshire primary, January 10th, to perform in the broadcast, to get the attention he craves more than air.

Unfinished Mayan relics not withstanding. I think we all just need to simmer down, and count our blessings. Americans know what to do, when faced with pagan's threatening adversity -we either shoot it or we punch it in the face. If it is the end of the world as we know it, what will you be serving at your end of the world party? I say, let's get toasted.

I spent some time trying to think of some appropriate end of the world music for 2012. The Final Countdown, from Europe was suggested. There's the old standby, Armageddon It By Def Leppard. No Way Back, The Foo Fighters. Given the fatalist nature of the current chattering class, writing America's eulogy, and the endings theme for 2012, reminded me of one of last years endings. An ending that had a profound effect on me was Christopher Hitchens ending in December 2011. We are not permanent we are temporary. His brother Peter Hitchens quoted T.S.Eliot at the end of his article addressing his brother's passing It may actually be true, as I have long hoped that it would be, in the words of T.S. Eliot, that "the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time".

I thought I would just remind everyone, it's not about the destination, it's about the journey, and I'm.......

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jake Tapper "The Democrats Want Romney To Be The Republican Nominee"

Imus guest Jake Tapper of ABC news, tells Imus, he believes the Democrats want to face Mitt Romney in the General election. Mitt Romney is the Democrat's choice for the Republican nominee, to run against President Barack H Obama.

In fact Senator John McCain just endorsed Mitt Romney. John McCain lost to Barack Obama in the last Presidential election in 2008. The Republican party is hell bent on fighting their last war, when they lost in 2008. This is the year 2012, you can't go back, there are no do overs.

I was reading about the Iowa caucus turnout for the Republican primary to gauge Republican voter enthusiasm.

Iowa caucus voters, January 3rd, 2012 who voted 122,255. Representative Ron Paul won 21% to place 3rd. All of Rep Ron Paul's support is not Republican, he had 44% share of the Independent's vote. With respect to the first question, entrance polling puts the number of independents who voted in the GOP caucuses at about 23% of the turnout or approximately 28,000 voters. Rep Ron Paul polled 44% of that independent vote. Subtracting all the Independents voting in the Iowa caucus on January 3rd, would leave a much smaller amount of actual Republicans participating in their own caucus. Which would point to lower enthusiasm among Republican voters.

Governor Rick Perry “This is a quirky place and a quirky process to say the least,” Perry said on Wednesday, before leaving Iowa. “We’re going to go into, you know, places where they have actual primaries and there are going to be real Republicans voting. Perry believes the Iowa caucuses are a screwy, non-representative endeavor. In some ways, he’s right. Turnout at caucuses is far lower than at primary elections; only the most committed politicos show. In Iowa, Democrats and independents can cross the aisle to participate — a boon to a candidate like Paul, who has hefty support outside the Republican Party, or to Romney, who’s considered the most moderate of the front-runners.

I have my own theory of what is driving down Republican voter enthusiasm in the Republican primary. Corporate media's non stop schilling of the vanilla candidate, that can't poll over 25% and is celebrated as a success for not being able to appeal to 75% of the Republican base. Which is probably one of the many reasons, the Democrats want the Republicans to nominate Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican ticket. Suppressing Republican voter enthusiasm.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Iowa First In The Nation, Prepares To Saddle Up & We're Off To The Races

Slicker Shy, by artist Herb Mignery. The above sculpture is based on what happens when a storm comes on suddenly, and a cowboy shakes out his slicker, the crackling noise spooks the rider's horse.

Among many political pundits handicapping tonight's Iowa caucus, is I-Fav James Carville, Imus's guest this morning on Imus In The Morning. James Carville thinks there could be a surprise tonight. Mr Carville will be covering the caucus tonight on CNN 7:00 P.M.

Frank Luntz, Imus's other guest this morning, has stated it's a three way race, but he doesn't know the order of the winner and two runners up. Mr Luntz has stated as of now, in a match up between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, if the election were held today President Barack Obama wins reelection.

Given all the current pre-dick-shuns of the outcome of tonight's first caucus in the Republican primary race, I am going to forego pretending, I know how Iowan's are going to vote. Forty one percent, have said they could change their minds. I am firmly in Governor Rick Perry's camp. I'll be ridin the storm out, monitoring the caucus returns tonight, from my recliner. I won't be an arm chair quarter back, like so many talking heads, and political pundits, who have been beating the dead horse narrative - the inevitability of a Romney nomination. They think it's helpful for their favorite candidate, to tell American voters who the Republican nominee will be, before a single vote has been cast. The media picked our last nominees, and President in 2008. How did that work out for everyone? I am optimistic that tonight, Iowa voters, the first of the 57 states are going to independently choose, the candidate for the Republican nominee, that will be the best leader for our country.

America Is Calling
When America Is On Her Knees, He Will Bring Us To Our Feet.

Riders On The Storm, The Doors