NY Disaster

November 11, 2012

small dead animals: Featured Comment.

This is about the folks in NY still suffering without basic amenities after Super Storm Sandy. Explains it all in amazing clarity with minimal (though understandably necessary) cursing.

Remember – it’s NY in November and some folks are still in government tents. Not acceptable…

Good quote:

You want to know why they don’t cut the f-ing trees Davenport? It isn’t because they are stupid, it isn’t because they don’t know, it isn’t because private enterprise is inherently corrupt, it isn’t even because union workers are a bunch of rent-seeking layabouts. Its because every time they go to cut down a tree, some local Greenies get up a petition or a court order to make them stop. So they stop. So the trees break and knock down the power lines. Same thing all over the North East until you get up into snow country, where even the f-ing tree huggers know better.

Well -this- time it all came home to roost the same day, and every overhanging branch from New Jersey to Connecticut took out a line.

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Post Election Blues

November 11, 2012

It’s been several days since the election and I will admit to feeling depressed. In my heart of hearts I believed this country would see the foolishness that is Barak Obama and vote him out of office. Instead I was wrong… profoundly wrong.

I guess there are times when you have to admit defeat and realize your views are just not popular. In reviewing what I had voted for (in California) it was overwhelmingly apparent my views are opposite of the majority.

The truth is you get what you earn. No elections or poll taking will convince me otherwise. But this election delivered the message that Democrats and unions are in control of this country and their governing philosophy of taxing and spending will rule for the time being. Whether we have enough money to pay for these policies is another matter.

The “fiscal cliff” approaches and our politicians are going to do their best to posture and politic around it, but as I say – you get what you earn and if you haven’t earned enough then eventually you have to face reality when the bill comes due. For now we’ve voted to tax the hell out of people that work. Eventually the “workers” are going to decide working isn’t worth it and will join those that want their fair share. So be it… where do I go to get my fair share?