Quote of the Day – Will Rogers

A conservative is a man who has plenty of money and don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t always have plenty of money”

– Will Rogers

Source: http://www.quotesdaddy.com

The Main Event – Reagan Vs. Obama

I came across a great article on RealClearPolitics.com comparing Reagan and Obama. I can’t say it any better.

The actual copy of this “debate” is located on their website at http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/02/the_gipper_vs_obama.html. Chilling.

Of course, that’s just my opinion

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – Ferris Bueller

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”

– Ferris Bueller

Blago and Burris – BFF

Looks like Blago and Burris are BFF’s afterall.

A news story has surfaced linking the new Illinois Senator appointed to Obama’s seat and former Governor Blago. It seems that Blago’s brother asked Burris for $10,000 in campaign contributions right before he was appointed to the vacant seat. Must have just “slipped” his mind during his confirmation hearings.

If this were someone from the “other side of the aisle”, it would have been front page news. As it is, it’s an item that comes out over a weekend. How convenient.

Of course, that’s just my opinion

Rob’s Rant

Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/02/14/Burris_Blago_brother_asked_for_cash/UPI-76981234639794/

Quote of the Day – Dirty Harry

Go ahead, make my day!”

– Dirty Harry

We Don’t Need no Stinking Green Card!

As the boondoggle affectionately called the “Stimulus Bill” goes to the President for signing, I thought it would be a good idea to pick out a couple of the most egregious ideas that made it in the bill and a couple that did not that should have.

Anyone who knows me has heard me rant about the proliferation of illegal immigrants, mostly from Mexico, who come to this country for a more opportunity. The only problem is that they are, as the moniker suggests, ILLEGAL. For those of you who didn’t get it, that means Not Legal.

Probably the best way to curb this huge drain on our resources is to punish those employers who hire illegals to do that work “that Americans won’t do”. (If you don’t have money and the government is not assisting, it’s surprising what you will do to survive). A provision was introduced in the original bill was called E-Verify – mandating businesses to verify citizenship of their workers. An excerpt from an AP story from yesterday follows:

“Negotiators dropped a House provision targeting illegal immigrant workers. The House wanted to require anyone getting a contract paid for with stimulus money to use the government’s E-Verify program to ensure employees are citizens or immigrants permitted to work. Many businesses, civil liberties groups and immigration advocates say E-Verify is a flawed program. Others say the tool is needed to control illegal immigration.”

Nice to see that our elected officials have the interest of the American Worker top of mind.
Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Quote of the Day – Winston Churchill

If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain”

– Winston Churchill

Quote of the Day – Ron Burgundy

I believe that Diversity is an old wooden ship used during the Civil War”

– Ron Burgundy

Quote of the Day – Ronald Reagan

“Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem.”

– Ronald Reagan

Real Torture Comes Out to Play….

For all of you who still think the US is the most barbaric country ever to walk the earth, here is a great story for you regarding the beheading of a Polish Geologist by Taliban extremists (oxymoron) in Pakistan.

What would happen if we started beheading detainees down at Gitmo? I’ll tell you what would happen, all hell would break loose on the US – inside the country and out – and for good reason. No one really pays much mind to these guys since it was Bush who really created the terrorists – or so they line from the Kool-Aid drinkers seems to go.

Makes all the Waterboarding discussion kind of silly, doesn’t it?

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,489805,00.html

500 Million Jobs Lost???

Maybe it was a gaff. Maybe it was sheer stupidity. Maybe a combination of both.

Nancy Pelosi commented during a press conference about the “Spendulus Bill” that if nothing is done, 500 million jobs would be lost. I was shocked that I would actually loose my current job nearly 1 1/2 times. How can that be?

Last time I checked there were roughly 300 million men, women and children in the US. Maybe Madam Speaker is counting pets and farm animals in that figure. If former President Bush would have said something like that he would have been skewered – and justly. As of now, you kind of have to search for this news. Interesting…

Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Obama Throws A Fit on National TV

I have two small children. They throw fits from time to time, not many, but they are kids. It happens.

I witnessed a site I’ve never seen before, a President of the United States actually throw a fit on national TV. This was the case tonight with President Obama speaking to the House Democrats at the Democratic Issues Conference in Williamsburg, VA. Embarrassing is the word I use.

The whole talk was meant to push many of the Senate Republicans and some Senate Democrats to pass the “Stimulus Bill.” It is the humble opinion of this poster that Mr. Obama flat out lied to the American public. During the tirade (my words), it was pointed out that this bill included no earmarks, that it was all meant to get the economy back into shape and on the road to recovery. The fact is that this is the biggest boondoggle in the history of the US, maybe the world. No earmarks? What in the world is all that pork?

If this bill is passed, this will definitely prolong the economic slump by throwing money at non-stimulus items – no doubt payback for all those who pushed for him in November. Don’t believe me, go to http://www.stimuluswatch.org/ for a total rundown of everything in this “Bill”.

We are quickly going down the road to total socialism. This is the first step to the end of the liberty we enjoy. Hope all you Kool-Aid drinkers enjoy the ride.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/05/senators-struggle-steer-stimulus-package-obama-urges-action/

GOP Governors Cave on Stimulus Bill

Looks like the GOP Governors are pushing for their part of the stimulus bill, caving on their core principles. This really outlines the greed of the states wanting their piece of the pie, regardless of the real damage it will do to the country down the road.

What a shame and a travesty.

Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i7-R1kzxgbD531An5glFlllGZVvAD962B5480