Saturday, November 22, 2008

Do you guys hear something?

Hotair covers a lot of these stories about terrorists meeting their maker at the hands of our finest. I can only imagine the feeling the drone operator has when one of their missiles strikes it's target.
All I can say is, thank you President Bush and the United States Military.

Friday, November 21, 2008

GM giving up luxury jets, almost.

It’s hard for me to feel sorry for corporations begging Congress for money when you have CEOs jetting to Washington on private jets. Well after the grilling they received on the hill GM announced it was dropping the lease on some of its jets.

Foxnews has the complete story, but here is a little tease.

Two days later, on Friday, General Motors Corp. announced that it is terminating the leases on two of its five private jets in an effort "to cut costs."

Well, they have to keep some of the jets for emergencies don’t you know. I love the people claiming that we must save the auto industry because of all the people that will lose their pensions and health benefits. It's hard to feel sorry for them when you don't get either at your job. Hey I got an idea, how about the unions compromise on some ways to cut costs and make some cars that people will actually buy.

Bitter Much?

Rick Sanchez on CNN just couldn't control his glee over an apparent snub of George Bush at the G20 summit.

But the snub wasn't really a snub.

Rick Sanchez, I'm guessing you were bullied in school.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Thoughts On The Automakers Bailout Request.

My feeling is that the US government should NOT bailout the Big 3 automakers; if they do it will only postpone the inevitable. The UAW union is not going to give any concessions, so if the automakers go bankrupt it will partly be their fault. The unions of this country I feel have lived past their usefulness. They gave us the 8 hour work day, they gave us decent wages for a day’s work, they gave us breaks during the day, they gave us power in the decisions the employer makes; however, they are going to go overboard by sticking to trying to keep pensions, higher wages, and the like. The unions are adding costs to the autos that foreign car makers don’t have to. Higher priced cars tend to turn off some people. The unions better rethink their posture, 80% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Obama as role model for black youth? Not so fast

I read this article by Matthew Bigg from Reuters, and it started the wheels turning a little. I started to think about what people are expecting in an Obama Presidency. The article seems to support the theory that "If Barack Obama made it, so can you."
Okay, so this is what I think. If many of the lives of inner city youth don't change much or even get worse under a President Obama, they may become more bitter, and angry and may be more inclined to blame others for their misfortune. Well you can't just sit around and wait for something to happen to you. If you do then that something might not be so good. Then if some lives are indeed changed under an Obama Presidency, he will be looked upon as a great inspiration, and for good reason. He can be a great inspiration, but the rest of it has to be up to the individual. These success stories will place Obama on a pedestal so high even my become higher that Martin Luther King.
Then there will be those that succeed in spite of an Obama Presidency. These people will look to themselves and others and finally obtain the measure of success they desired. These will be those self made people that will succeed no matter who is in office. They will understand what the true meaning of the American Spirit means. That ANYONE with the drive and ambition and spirit to succeed often do no matter their circumstances. It's my hope that more of these successful people arise. These are the people that make up the bulk of Americas success stories.