Chris Matthews Getting that Tingling Feeling for Bill Clinton

I wonder how President Obama thinks about this man lovin’  from Chris Matthews about former President Clinton?  Does this constitute cheating?

Does anyone else find Chris Matthews a little creepy or is it just me?  He makes his cohorts at MSNBC look sane by comparison. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Dick Cheney For President

I wish all politicians had the outlook that Dick Cheney has on most issues. 

Chris Wallace interviewing Cheney:

One thing you can’t acuse Cheney of is of not being upfront on his opinions and experiences.  We need people not afraid of speaking their mind, but I doubt we will ever get anyone like that until they are out of office.

Dick Cheney for President 2012.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Keith Olbermann: The Worst Person in the World

OK, maybe he’s not the worst, but probably one of the most idiodic.

If you don’t watch MSNBC, and by the horrendous ratings not many do, you might not know that Keith Olbermann has a feature on his show called “The Worst Person in the World.” This segment highlights the three of the worst people in the world (hence the title) according to Mr. Olbermann. It varies by the day from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, etc., etc., you get the point. (I actually think that Keith has a secret crush on Glenn Beck by all the attention he pays his show – just pure speculation on my part.)

This particular day Rep. Wally Herger (R) from California served as Olbermann’s whipping boy. During one of Rep. Herger’s town hall meetings a gentleman came to the microphone and mentioned several things as well as admitting to being a  “Right-wing terrorist.” Now you can judge for yourself, but he was obviously speaking tounge-in-cheek or as we like to call it Keith, he was being sarcastic. Evidently Keith didn’t get the memo.

I’m not really that surprised that Mr. Olbermann took the statement from Mr. Stead the way he did – that’s the premise of his show and his paycheck.  The loony left that tunes into the MSNBC trifecta (Hardball, Olbermann and Maddow) would expect nothing less.

To the credit of Rep. Herger, he has not backed down from his original statement:

From a statement from the Congressman’s Office:

Congressman Herger stands by his statement in support of his constituent. Mr. Bert Stead is a taxpayer and veteran, who, like so many others, is rightfully fed up with being called “un-American”, or “extremist” or a “political terrorist” by liberals in Washington, for simply exercising his First Amendment rights. Mr. Stead served his country and therefore he is a great American. The Congressman doesn’t at all regret commending him for standing up, exercising his free speech rights, and expressing his strong concerns with the direction liberals in Washington are taking our country.

Nuff said.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Those Darn Racist Gun Owners

My interest is always peaked when gun issues or gun talk comes up, especially on MSNBC.  A “controversy” came up with some of their reporting on protesters outside a venue President Obama was speaking at last week.   The video below depicts selective clipping on the shots cropping out the top portion of the individual (who just happened to be a black gentlemen).  The truth about the person in the video carrying the gun would have gotten in the way of their analysis that this was a racial statement – white people carrying weapons outside an Obama event.   You pasty white racist homophobe honky rednecks!!!!!

To be totally fair and balanced, clips used on Rachel Maddow’s show did pan out on the individual carrying the so-called “assault” weapon.  The ensuing conversation was of no interest to me, but I’ll give her show props since her brethren did not have nearly as much balance (or what can be construed as balance on her show).

Now I have no doubt that some in America are upset that a black man is in the white house – but this is a fringe element.  )He did, afterall, get over 50% of the vote in this hostile racist country!)  Most that are opposed to President Obama are opposed to his policies and not the color of his skin.  These guys on MSNBC are idiots, plain and simple.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Health Care Reform – Tea Party for Senator McCaskill

An impromptu Tea Party?  The movement is growing!

The citizens showed up in St. Louis to grill a representative for Senator Claire McCaskill on “health care reform.”  This is an outgrowth of a peaceful protest that occurred at Senator McCaskill’s office regarding her ideas to transform the US health care system.  Her staffers botched the interaction so to make good they set up this forum.  They expected 150 people to show up – they got over 1,000!  What a turnout.

This is a growing trend of the citizenry that actually gained national exposure on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Fox News:

Hopefully this will be a growing trend around the country so we can get some “real” reform without the government sticking it’s nose in the mix.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Cavuto Sticks it to Rep. Alan Grayson


In this time of quasi-Socialism in the United States, Neil Cavuto hit it right on the head.  Everyone in Washington is all up in arms about bonuses at AIG (although they all knew about the bonus structure BEFORE it hit the news cycle) even though these bonuses were in the overall contracts.  People who work in this area of sales know that bonuses make up a good portion of their income. The fact that the amounts are much larger than most people make in a year is irrelevant. Capping executive pay is really up to the shareholders and the board of that particular company. These kind of demands on pay come when money is accepted from the taxpayers.

It is curious that the same type of bonuses were paid to executives at Fannie and Freddie (remember those companies?) but the same outcry didn’t happen.   I wonder why?  Maybe it has to do with the fact that the news was released on a Friday afternoon / Saturday morning – well outside the normal news cycle (a typical tactic used by politicians -on both sides- to defray the public opinion on a subject).  Maybe it is the influence of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd?  (These yahoos partly created the problem)  Maybe it is the fact that many major players from the Obama administration have worked for Fannie and Freddie over the years?  Maybe the execs at Fannie and Freddie have compromising pictures of certain members of Congress with farm animals?  Who really knows….

What do we consider obcene?  How much is too much to make per year?  What business is that of the government?  This is typical class envy at the highest degree and we are starting to see the electorate really lash out at higher income earners.   I guess I can only hope to one day be one of those hated high income earners!

I suppose, as mentioned above, this is what you get when you accept money from the government (i.e. taxpayers).   An excellent reason NOT to finance failing companies, but what do I know.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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