A Tale of Two Protests

Bill Hemmer really showed the difference between protesters at a G-20 protest (or riot if you prefer) and a recent Tea Party protest.

Which one would you rather attend? 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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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

Glenn Beck Advertiser Boycott A Potential Gold Mine

beckpointingGlenn Beck has come under excruciating fire for expressing his opinion.  He has been doing this for quite some time on both radio and tv, but the left is just now catching up with him (probably because his ratings are through the roof.)  The video clip below, from Fox and Friends, gives a quick snippet of the “controversy”, but you can watch a longer clip from his show here.

 

From TV By The Numbers 8-26-09:

Though a little scandal might alienate advertisers, it’s pure ratings gold. Last night Glenn Beck had over 3 million viewers at 5pm, second only to O’Reilly for the night.  But, Beck had more 25-54 viewers than O’Reilly (888K to 876K).  I don’t watch or really even care about the cable news wars, but still…wow. Even though Beck airs before prime time,  when there are fewer people watching TV, he had the most 25-54 viewers in the cable news world for the night.

 The most interesting point is that his guest that evening was was Rush Limbaugh so I’m sure that had something to do about the high ratings.  These ratings are of course not long term, just one night, but Becks numbers have been increasing for quite some time.   This is despite a multitude of advertisers dropping their ads from Fox News and an all out assault from the left-wing nuts. 

I have always liked Glenn Beck.  He’s a little unhinged, but so am I, so I feel a kindred spirit.  I am unable to catch his show since it comes on at 4pm in the Midwest, but I occasionally catch his radio show.  I personally don’t care what the left pundits say or think about him, it won’t change my thoughts.  Sounds like millions of others don’t care about their opinions either.  Advertising follows numbers and they will trickle back as time goes on.  In this time of economic hardship, businesses can’t afford to be picky with their messenger because of a few activist groups.  The storm will pass and these linguini spined advertisers will come back in droves.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Canadian Doctor on Health Care: Expect Long Lines and Rationing

I just love this piece.  I grabbed it from a great national blogger here in St. Louis, Gateway Pundit.  It really illustrates a great point of view regarding the Canadian Health Care System.  I am well aware that the proponents of some type of government plan will tell me: this is not socialized medicine!  I really don’t know how we can avoid a socialized system down the road if we decide to turn more control over to the government, but the convinced are rarely convinced otherwise.  Even if the current proposal(s) are not a fully government controlled plan like the Canadian’s currently have, it is my opinion that this is the logical conclusion (and what several members of Congress want – single payer system).

I know people from Canada that have had to wait in those lines.  I also know that the good MD’sin Canada often times will leave to practice in the US or other countries because of the vast income disparity and frustration with the bureaucratic system.  From this system the citizens of Canada do not get the best and brightest – they are coming down to our country to participate in our system.  What’s wrong with this picture?

I’m hoping that someone comes up with a better mousetrap before we are hammer of government run health care comes crashing down on us.  We’ll see.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Government Control at Cars.gov

I ran across this video from the Glenn Beck show and originally thought it was just an interesting talk about the “Cash for Clunkers” program and how well it was working.  The discussion took a different twist when Glenn and his guest, Kimberly Guilfoyle, started talking about a privacy statement that appears when a dealer logs into the Cars.gov system.  Here is the statement:

This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.

How scary is that?  What’s next, a Vulcan Mind Meld when you go to register that same car?

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

Major Garrett Actually has a Pair

It seems that FNC’s White House Correspondent actually has a pair. 

Most reporters usually ask the POTUS softball questions, but not Major Garrett.

Good work Major, but I don’t think you’ll be called on again any time soon!

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant