27 June 2009

Gangsta Government



Boycott GM. Boycott Chrysler.

16 comments:

Pam Walter said...

This is but one illustration of the many blows our American society has taken since January. I can only wonder which one will bring it down completely. www.satisfiedsole.com

James F. Epperson said...

Michelle Bachman is an absolute idiot and an embarrassment to the Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

Nothing new here about leveraging political connections. Since government corruption cannot be successfully policed, the solution is small government. One way to get small government is to divide a smaller central government among individual states where the pieces of the pie pose smaller targets for corruption. Sound familiar? It would in 1861.

PS I still like Dodge trucks :)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

James:

Instead of ad hominem attacks, why not comment on her charges?

James F. Epperson said...

Because there is no reason to give any credence to charges coming from such a source.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

James:

Do you feel the same way about Minnesota's soon to be new Senator, Al Franken?

(BTW, her charges are quite accurate.)

James F. Epperson said...

I know of no reason to disparage Mr. Franken, and I seriously doubt any of her charges are true.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

An obviously partisan opinion James. Her charges named names, so can easily be verified.

No, you're right, there's no reason to disparage Franken - he's done that quite well without any assistance from others. He's a clown - and not a very funny one.

James F. Epperson said...

"Her charges named names, so can easily be verified." --- Yes, her idiotic statements about the swine flu in the 1970s and the Great Depression also named names, so of course we have to take those as Gospel. Sorry, her track record of veracity and accuracy is such that, no matter how many names she brings up, I'm going to be disinclined to believe her.

(And what her accuracy/inaccuracy has to do with Al Franken is utterly beyond me.)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

They are both Minnesota politicians - or weren't you aware?

You want to start bringing up idiotic quotes about economics from politicians?!?!?! Boy, I could go through a ton of bandwidth just taking examples from the current administration and Congress.

President Obama once stated he had visited 58 states. He also promised to be bi-partisan. Right.

Does that mean I should be disinclined to believe everything he says?

James F. Epperson said...

They are both Minnesota politicians, true, but I have no idea why you brought him in to the conversation. My beef with her has nothing to do with her home state.

All politicians will trip over their tongues from time to time. Her errors---most of them, at least---do not appear to be of that nature. For example, back in April, she made a big deal of the swine flu epidemic, saying the last such outbreak came under a Democrat (Jimmy Carter) and suggesting there was something sinister in this. Problem is (leaving aside the idiotic paranoia that somehow Democratic presidents would want to visit such an epidemic on the world), the previous swine flu epidemic came when Gerald Ford was President. That is not a tongue-trip; it is idiocy. She blamed the Great Depression on the "Hoot-Smalley" tariff act, saying it was the work of a Democrat. Now, calling the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act "Hoot-Smalley" is a simple tongue trip and could be forgiven if not for the fact she was so intent on making partisan hay of this that she overlooked the small fact that the act was passed and signed during Hoover's *Republican* administration.

So I am not inclined to be forgiving of her bizarre statements. And I would like to point out that this really has nothing to do with her political positions, but with her simple basic idiocy.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

James:

"They are both Minnesota politicians, true, but I have no idea why you brought him in to the conversation."

I was curious if you'd be as critical toward a liberal idiot. Evidently, not.

James F. Epperson said...

"I was curious if you'd be as critical toward a liberal idiot. Evidently, not." --- I know of no reason ton consider Mr. Franken an idiot.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks James. I know of no reason to consider him anything but an idiot. A failed comedian (so-called), a failed talk-show host, and now on to the Senate. Perfect. I'm sure he'll be a real success there as well.

Anonymous said...

I am personally glad to see someone with common sense like Bachman come from a state that somehow thought it a good idea to elect Paul Wellstone.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon:

Me too. I did not intend to cause a distraction with my question to James about Franken. The issue here is not personalities, but the charges (legitimate) by Bachman, regardless of what else she may or may not have been wrong about.

Bottom line: the current administration (and Congress) has created an atmosphere where one has to go with hat in hand to their "representative" to pull strings so they can keep their business.

Its disgusting and its un-American. If these statists get control of our healthcare system, we'll eventually be begging them for our very lives.