What a Day!

August 21st, 2009

August 20, 2009 — some highlights of a very newsy day!

Cash 4 clunkers ran out of gas!

Reverend Obama is preaching to the public: larger government is now the “moral” option.

Ted Kennedy is, sadly, dying of brain cancer and as a last wish he wants to undo the law in Massachusetts so that the governor can appoint his successor — how ironic — he was the one who successfully pushed for the law that didn’t allow the Massachusetts governor (a Republican at the time) to select a replacement US Senator. When the tables turn — anything can happen. 

The Lockerbie bomber — the man who was convicted in Scotland of murdering 270 people by blowing up Pan Am flight 103 was suddenly released so he could die at home in Libya. He returned to Libya to a hero’s welcome. The Scottish government says he has cancer and only a couple months to live so as a humanitarian gesture … who do they think they’re kidding? This was a trade to Libya for something … someday we might find out what.

Back in the good old days, figures like a billion dollars were not even imagined — now it’s small change. The US announced that the U.S. Import Export bank is loaning $2 billion to Brazilian oil company Petrobras so they can create jobs drilling for oil. Is our current administration even aware of this country’s problems? Used properly, $2 billion could do a lot of good here in the US as a loan fund for small and mid-sized business startups — and the resultant job creation would make for a much brighter Christmas for lots of American kids. Priorities?

I found out that Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, “Inglourious Basterds” is not, after all, about the Obama administration!

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has come forward with his own health care reform plan, and his is already working in Massachusetts. When he was governor he put the plan in place, but he left office before the program got started — under a Democratic administration. It is working well and people like it but there are some budget problems — not surprising, considering the heavily liberal (can you say tax-and-spend) Massachusetts legislature and the liberal governor.

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5 Responses to “What a Day!”

  1. larry |

    What we gonna do Harvey?
    Everything you say is true yet it goes on and on.
    If we stand up we’re labeled redneck malcontents.
    All hail Obama!!!

  2. Harvey |

    All we can do is stand tall and be proud of the title “malcontent.” There should be more of us.


    Welcome to the forum as a regular contributor.

  3. Lisa |

    Lately it does seem there is a lot of unsettling news but I do want to report that I shopped at Wholefoods yesterday and there were no crazy people boycotting the store. All was peaceful.

  4. Tom |

    Lisa, I’ve never been in a Whole Foods store. However, I understand that they sell organic foods, which of course cost more than food bought in regular stores. In that light, I just read about a recent study, which concluded:

    Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food….


  5. Brian |

    I support what Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods) is doing regarding insurance, but I’m with Tom. Growing organic food is wasteful and of no appreciable benefit except the growers. It can take up to twice as much land under till to generate the same yield as conventional farming methods do.

    Crude oil is organic, and I’m certainly not about to drink that.

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