Thursday, August 28, 2008

You Want Change

I had to tear myself away from college football to watch the dog and pony show and it did not disappoint.

Yes the Democratic nomination can speak off a script. I'm give him mad props the man can speak. But really is he qualified to lead the greatest capitalistic country on the planet or do we just want do be some donk country in the socialist EU?

Cut taxes? Are you kidding me? Democrats cutting taxes is a joke. There is a reason that Democrats have had only one re-elected President since the 1940s and it's the American people are not interested in being Socialists.

And you all want change right? Here is some change.

George Bush has been in office for 7 1/2 years. The first six the economy was fine.

A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon
3) the unemployment rate was 4.5%
4) the DOW JONES hit a record high--14,000 +
5) Americans were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacations abroad, living large!

But Americans wanted 'CHANGE'! So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress & yep--we got 'CHANGE' all right. In the PAST YEAR:

1) Consumer confidence has plummeted
2) Gasoline hit an all-time high well over $4 a gallon how high will it hit in '09!
3) Unemployment is up to 6% (a 12% increase)
4) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 TRILLION DOLLARS & prices still dropping
5) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
6) The Dow is at 11,700 $2.5 TRILLION DOLLARS HAS EVAPORATED FROM OUR STOCKS, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS!

Do you own a home, invest in your future, care about your job or livelihood? Or are you some liberal do gooder who needs to monitor every ones thoughts, determine what is or is not politically correct, and suck off society or help those that do?

Oh and news flash and this pisses me off to no end: The democratic nomination for president is not BLACK. He's of mixed race. He's half white half black. I know Hollywood is on the mandate to first vote Democrat and second have a black man with a white woman in every show produced and (why never a white man with a black woman), but please stop calling him black, he's of mixed raced!

Have your change.

I'll be on the beaches of Costa Rica or Belize.

Oh and don't even get me started on the democratic government controlling health care.

21 Comments:

At 11:59 PM, Blogger jjok said...

yes, yes, yes, and yes.

A great speech from a man who has done nothing.

 
At 12:50 AM, Blogger cmitch said...

WOW!!! Don you are getting political on us. I thought you could resist and stick with poker, sports betting, drunken stories with a few hookers thrown in here and there. :(

If I sign up for the NFL survivor league will you promise to not make any more political posts. :)

 
At 3:52 AM, Blogger NumbBono said...

So you want to simplify things.

The Bush family comes from oil, in an oil state.

The price of oil is out of control.

There you go. You want it simple, there it is.

If you think our economy was peaking a little over a year ago, you are misinformed.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Poker Jones said...

I'm not sure how you can pin the foreclosure crisis on a Democrat-controlled Congress. You might want to do a little more research on that one.

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Name exactly one law that the "democratic congress" passed that caused these problems.

Just one.

Name it.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger ScurvyDog said...

You realize that most of the larger economic indicators you're pointing to (housing, inflation, the strength/weakness of the dollar, unemployment) usually don't reflect any policy or legislative change for something on the order of 3-6 years, right?

The US economy is a massively huge ship and doesn't instantly respond when you start turning the wheel. Even assuming your mythical Democratic-led "change" really occurred little over a year ago (I'm talking real legislative action that negatively impacted the economy), it'd be another 2-3 years before any signs of it was actually felt based on all the indicators you're using.

I mean, it's the same argument you folks usually trot out to dismiss Clinton's achievements, as far as any economic success under Clinton being put into motion by Bush the Elder and, further back, Reagan.

You get that, right? I know it's not as much fun, facing the real legacy of what Bush the Younger is leaving us with, but it's exactly what we deserve

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Easycure said...

I share your evaluation.

People think they are just going to hand Barry the keys to the White House. He still has an election to win (or lose). People were shocked (Shocked!) when Gore lost. How surprised will they be when Barry loses?

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger Wwonka said...

Nice post too bad your wrong on a few points.

The Economy wasn't fine up until a year ago. There were no weapons of Mass Destruction. Health Care in this Country is a Joke Unless your Rich.

Stick to your Stories About Poker and Paying or Hookers at least you know what your talking about.

If you think these last 8 years have been good for the USA then you can go live in Belize or Bangkock which might be better since you like Hookers.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Julius_Goat said...

Heeeeeelarious! I would like you to write the Stupid/System chapter on politics. Let me know, you're a comic genius.

Gold, Jerry, gold!

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

I miss a year ago, when everyone was making so much money and everything was right in the world. Damn you Democrats! Damn you all to hell! George Bush in '08!

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Astin said...

Way to stir it up!

I'll avoid the obvious baiting attempt with your analysis of the economy, and stick to the candidates.

Obama = lots of rhetoric, but he has to show if it's empty or not. I imagine he'll get in, and find out he can't change that much, and what he can change he won't want to. The "you can trust me" attitude bothers the hell out of me.

McCain = I like the McCain of 8 years ago, or even the one of 2 years ago when he wasn't running. The maverick, the more true republican (vs the Neocon talking head he's become). I don't like what he's become recently at all.

And please, the Bush administration has done more to interfere with the US individuals liberty and regulation of their "thoughts" than any administration before them.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger RaisingCayne said...

Most entertaining unintentional comedy I've witnessed in a long time. Stick to poker and hookers Don, this is an illustration of unawareness. Read Scurvy's comment, repeatedly.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger lucko said...

LOL, good post.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Love_elf said...

Don - for once I actually agree with you! LOL

good post.

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Irongirl01 said...

You are totally going to lose your female fan base MD with this post :)

America has rested too long on our superpower/BIG Brother status we are totally out of sink to the rest of the world. I for one think the euros actually are on too something.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Dillo said...

America IS becoming a joke in the eyes of the world, from an Aussie who watches this kind of thing very closely.

Obama might not be what The US needs 'at home' ... but on the international front, he most definitely is.

Foe mine, I get the feeling Obama might just become one of the most important people in world history. His oratory skills are unparalleled.

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger JD Schellnutt said...

funny how everyone can look at the same hand history and say "what an awesome play/read" when the names are included...erase everyones memory...supply the same hand history with a prejudged donk's name for the hero...and everyone thinks "what a lucktard donkeyass mofo." The "change" administration sure to be elected by the ostrich society we have become will do more in 4 years to undo what the founding fathers gave us through sacrifice than any of you negative commenters on here can ever fathom. "Sleep tight son." (from officer and a gentleman). I hope you are all happy with then next appointments to the supreme court. Then you will see about getting exactly what we deserve Scurvy.
Peace
JD

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger StB said...

The comments are truly interesting. Few facts, but a lot of attacks. If you do not agree with Don's opinion you should say so in a constructive manner instead of calling him an idiot. He is right on the economy, unemployment and consumer confidence but because it conflicts with what your party wants to say you call him names. Sad.

The housing collapse is most interesting and can be related to those in Congress. People took advantage of low interest rates to buy houses using mortgages they didn't understand or just weren't suitable. Congress did not enforce the necessary oversight of FNMA or FHLMC. Seems the guys running the show there were kinda tight with some of the donkeys in Congress. Those same donkeys then pushed bills through to make the taxpayer foot the cost instead of people who made the mistakes pay up themselves.

As for you duggle, it is simple. Drilling for oil in ANWR or the on the coastal shelfs. That is the law that the Dems have not passed that helps oil prices escalate as they had over the year. The cost of oil was an item specifically named by Pelosi when she took charge. Again, she failed and does nothing to help people out but instead panders to her enviromental donors who believe we should be punished by paying more for gas. Ignore the people around the country who want us to drill at home and listen to the small minority that helps get you into office.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Fuel55 said...

Governing power and policy coupling with macroeconomics in real time? Priceless.

 
At 12:57 AM, Blogger DubsPoke said...

sigh....I believe Fuel55 said it best.

STB - not sure how to say this without being somewhat blunt, but you are wrong. the housing bubble was created and erupted way before 2006 and the democratic control of congress. therefore if we take your argument that congress is to blame, then you have to state that it was a Republican congress to blame.

The housing bubble has lead to all of the other problems within our current market environment.

In regards to oil, the argument is that more drilling is NOT the long-term solution to our problem. If we invested properly in alternative-energies (something the oilman in the house and all of his buddies obviously is/was/are against), then there would not be a need for additional drilling. To go a bit further, do you know how long it would take to get oil wells off the coast up? isn't it something like 7-10 years minimum?

In that case, if alternative energy or more effecient means of energy production/usage was created, practiced, and encouraged, we would reduce our demand for oil. By reducing demand, we take away power from the oil cartels. The oil cartels (as well as rampant speculation by financial institutions) are to blame for oil prices sky-rocketing earlier this year. Not the democratic party as some lead you to believe.

Man I wish i was a better writer so I could explain my thoughts better. They come out much better in my head.

In any case, I'm just happy that we can debate this freely. God bless America.

 
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