St. Louis Tea Party Video #2

Video Courtesy of Bryan Koen.

St. Louis Tea Party Extravaganza

I often go and do things that I know many people will just not do. I’ll go out of my way to see the biggest ball of twine, ride that great roller coaster or eat some weird and interesting concoction at some dive diner I saw on a TV program.

Today was no different. I had the day off of work and could have just stayed home with the kids and played around the house (something I prefer even more than ranting). I decided to do something different.

Today was the Tea Party Protest around the country where normal everyday people joined together and actually protested the massive government intrusion we have been seeing for quite some time. So, I dragged my kids out into the cold (not blizzard cold, just cold) and went down to the Gateway Arch grounds for the protest. Around 500-600 people did the same as I – so maybe there is still hope for our republic. Everything was peaceful and being around that many like minded people was really a neat thing.

To some this seems very strange, but I believe that there is not enough education of children about the history of the US and how we got to this point in our short history. The patriots in colonial times had their own tea party protesting the exorbitant tax on tea by dumping a whole shipload of tea into the Boston Harbor (today this would be like a $10 tax on a cup of Starbucks). We are at the point right now. The “Stimulus Package” along with all of the other boondoggle giveaway programs are changing the landscape of our country forever. This has been tried before back in the 30’s – first with Hoover and then with FDR. Hoover started us down the path and FDR prolonged our long national nightmare for many years (i.e. The Great Depression for those of you who don’t habla) by involving Government in the jobs business. We’re heading down the same road right now.

Businesses need to fail (yes, even banks) for things to really come back to normal. That’s the only way we will get out of this problem. More government programs = more government spending = more taxes on the producers. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to provide for all the lazy people. Failure leads to success.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Republicans Bail on Jindal

Only some Republicans bailed on Bobby Jindal in regards to the Republican Response to President Obama’s speech to Congress on Tuesday evening. I watched his response. Not sure what they were watching, but the content was incredible. Very positive, uplifting and reasoned. Sure, he can use some work on his delivery – but that can be developed. I guess at least he doesn’t stammer and stutter over his words like our current and former President.

Bottom line, I’m growing very tired of the Republican Party, although my discontent has been brewing for some time. When are we going to start valuing Substance over Style. America elected the biggest style merchant in Barak Obama – All Style, No Substance.

Many Conservative citizens in America are done with the Republican Party. I’m really convinced that they have no clue what the last two elections really meant. I’ll give them a clue: You strayed from your core beliefs and the mostly conservative American public abandoned your liberal light ideas. I don’t expect them to actually listen, but it was worth a try.

Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – Sheriff Bart

‘Scuse me while I whip this out…

– Sheriff Bart

Stuary Varney vs. Acorn

Anyone who has followed voter fraud at all has heard of ACORN. They have been tagged in voter fraud cases from shore to shore, but still we give them gobs of money…er…stimulus payments (i.e. payoffs for a job well done in the 2008 election) to continue their vital work.

Now these people are starting to become even bolder by staging protests in the homes of foreclosed homes. Seems that they feel that these people should stay in their homes even though they are not paying their mortgage payments. If the shoe was on my foot, I’d be out of my home ASAP, but not the people that ACORN represents (the dumb, lazy, stupid, etc.). I have no other explanation for this type of behavior.

Stuart Varney of Fox Business Channel would have nothing of it, obviously taking a page out of Rick Santelli book of effective confrontation. When are we going to have more of this behavior from the journalists of America? When will they stop being lackeys for the left and start actually reporting? I know, pipe dream.

It seems that these people feel a new sense of entitlement. Wonder where they got that idea….

Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – George Washington

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War”

– George Washington

Quote of the Day – General George Patton

“Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen”

– General George S. Patton

Quote of the Day – John “Bluto” Blutarski

 “Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor, Hell No, and it aint over now”

– John “Bluto” Blutarski

Cartoons in the Era of Political Correctness

It seems that the world has gone mad (what a revelation). Last summer we observed a Danish cartoonist get skewered by Muslims because of his simple depictions of Muhammad in cartoon form. Seems you can trash everyone except for Muhammad. Interesting.

Now we have a new “controversy”. A New York Times cartoonist published a cartoon depicting two police officers shooting the errant monkey that attacked a woman in Stanford, CT. The caption on the cartoon said, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” Some, hopefully a small some, thought the NYT was referring to President Obama as the monkey. There is one problem with this analogy – President Obama didn’t write the stimulus bill – congress did. All Obama did was sign the boondoggle. I guess we can assume the cartoonist was referring to the monkeys in congress. Apt comparison I believe.

When are we going to stop being so overly sensitive about everything any slight change to the norm “offends” us. As we go further into the PC abyss, I wonder where this nutty behavior will stop. I say, get a grip and get a life.

Of course, that is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – Bill Clinton

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

– Bill Clinton

Santelli’s Tea Party – I’m In

Mr. Obama, are you listening?

If you haven’t heard Rick Santelli’s rant from the Chicago Board of Trade floor regarding the idea of a mortgage bailout, it is worth a couple minutes of your time. He says it all in a few short minutes summing up the frustrations of average Americans (those outside Washington).

How many “bailouts” and “stimulus bills” can we handle. We’re already printing the money to cover these boondoggles because we can’t afford any of it. What happened to personal responsibility? How about letting these people who overextended themselves to fail? If I treated my children like the government is treating it’s citizens, he will grow up to be an incompetent wimp.

Failure is the first step to success and we need to let people fail so they can pull themselves up to success.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – Joliet Jake Blues

We’re on a mission from God”

– Joliet Jake Blues

Quote of the Day – Moses

“Let my people go”

– Moses

Megyn Kelly Vs. Bill Press

I’ll have to admit, I like Megyn Kelly for more than her reporting. Beautiful yet feisty. What a combination. I don’t think that’s the impression Bill Press received when he was confronted by her regarding the Fairness Doctrine.

If you don’t know about this initiative, here it is in a nutshell:

– Liberals feel that there is an “imbalance” in the market place with much of talk radio dominated by conservative leaning programs. They tend to forget that most of the media outlets (newspaper, television news, public tv and radio, et. al.) are mostly liberally bent.

– They want to impose fascist like rules on talk stations to have a “balance” in programming

– If this passes, talk radio as we know it will disappear. Have you ever listened to NPR? Nuff said.

My question to all of this nonsense would be – would there be a reciprocating requirement on the liberal talk shows? Would we see balance on NPR, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC? I think not. These arrogant outfits believe they are balanced in their reporting – unfortunately they have forgotten what an OP-ED page really is and transformed it into the main stream news.

What happened to free will to choose what you want to listen to? If I want to listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, no one is forcing me to tune into their programs. I seek them out because I enjoy the converstation and opinion. If I want music, I’ll tune into the local Rock Station. My choice. I’m sure this is all part of the Messiah’s plan to continue the socialization of America, but Bill Press is too stupid and clueless to actually get it.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – George Santayana

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

– George Santayana, Poet and Philosopher