Thursday, January 28, 2010


President Obama, normally bi-partisan to a fault, finally ended his conciliatory nature and took the do nothing GOP members of Congress to the woodshed for a well deserved spanking.
For a complete text of the State of the Union address, go onto, and for a video version, try, however I would like to focus on three paragraphs uttered by President Obama which I feel are indicative of the true State of the Union and completely self explanatory....
"...if the Republican leadership is going to insist that sixty votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town, then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but not leadership. We were sent here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions."
"Those of us in public office can respond to reality by playing it safe and avoid telling the hard truths...we can do what's necessary to keep our poll numbers high, and get through to the next election instead of doing what's best for our next generation."
But I also know this: if people had made that decision (the current GOP do nothing posture) fifty or one hundred years ago, or even two hundred years ago, we wouldn't be here tonight. The only reason we are is because generations of Americans were unafraid to do what was hard; to do what was needed even when success was uncertain; to do what it took to keep the dream of this nation alive for their children and grandchildren."
Beautiful.......if I were Obama's speechwriter, I would have added only the phrase..."you gutless fat weasels...." Imagine...Americans are suffering through the worst economic downturn in their lifetimes.....the most disparaging, gut-wrenching, no end in sight economic downturn with no less than 10% of our workforce unable to find gainful employment, and nearly half of the United States Senate bands together to do....nothing. Nothing. But point fingers, place blame, and snidely smirk at the struggles of a party for whom none of this is their fault.
Their battle cry is "let this be his Waterloo," and wring their hands in anticipation of political gains two years down the road. While 10% of our workforce lies sleepless in their beds over the prospect of not saving their homes, not being able to afford health insurance, or their children's education; while the value of their 401K's slide into the abyss, while they struggle to put bread on the table...the GOP sits blithely by hoping their government fails them. In consideration of their efforts...their unfeeling inaction's and the pomposity of their schadenfreude, last nights scorn by our sitting President was holy inadequate.
So, has Obama reclaimed his testicles and decided to actually lead? To stop apologizing and push the agenda he was elected on through any means possible? Time will tell. One thing is for sure...any reference he made to both parties working together was nothing more than air. His scolding of the GOP guarantees it.
As he referred to earlier in his speech, it's an election year, and in my mind, it's time to start swinging away. And in his first real at bat, Obama hit a clean double. Not bad for a guy who has spent his first year in office taking pitches and hoping for a walk....
And that is the world...."The World According to Kimba."
Thanks for reading.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


With the State of the Union speech to be delivered next week, President Obama will take center stage days after a crippling and awakening defeat in Massachusetts as his party lost one of the longest Dem Senate stronghold in the nation. So where does he go from here?
The overall theme must be "I hear you." I hear you, I understand your concerns, and as your leader, I am going to modify my vision of the nation to your wishes. In that vein, I am taking my short term and long term goals and agendas and revising them with the help of congressional leaders, both on the majority and minority sides.
First and most important is the state of the economy. Understand, I was catapulted into a situation that demanded immediate action. Not only demanded immediate actions, but demanded actions to save the economy that surely would be risky and wildly unpopular, and as your leader, I made them. I understand your concerns over the cost of the stimulus packages, but we had to do it to stop the economic downturn we were experiencing when I took office. Simply put, to do nothing would have crippled the nation. To let enormous conglomerates like AIG to go under would start a house of cards that would have effected every portion of the nation. To let the American car industry to vanish would have cost thousands and thousands of jobs, and take away a source of pride all Americans have enjoyed since Henry Ford himself. To let a majority of banks and financial institutions go bankrupt would have killed the savings of every American. I know it was spending money we couldn't afford...but understand...I was spending money we couldn't afford to spend. For the duration of my Presidency, this unfunded spending will stop. My goal is balanced budgets from here on in, and that will mean everyone biting the bullet.
Next is health care. I hear you. My dream was to insure every, woman and child. You have spoken and I have heard you. So i am taking health care off the congressional floors, and back to committee. I am not saying "not ever," I am saying "not now." The new health care goal is to insure every American under the age of 16, a goal we can easily accomplish...together.
Starting today, I am calling for a rapid redeployment of troops from Iraq and into Afghanistan. By the end of the year, I will reduce these troops in Afghanistan by 50%...I will bring the majority of our troops home. The savings alone will bolster the American economy, and the remaining troop force in the Middle East will be more than adequate to keep the peace in Afghanistan, and in the region should events in neighboring countries warrant our immediate attentions.
That's it... a very good start of his state of the union speech. It should be simple and easy to understand, and be grandiose promise free. Achievable goals over a two year period. I hear you, and we are molding our platform towards your wishes when prudent. Let them see the orator of old, and not the mud-stuck leader you have been. then go from there.

Friday, January 22, 2010


A recent Supreme Court decision overturned a 20 year precedent saying that corporations could not pay for campaign ads from their general treasuries and struck down a law saying corporations couldn't buy "issue ads," negative ads supporting candidates in all but their names, most commonly devoting scads of money in the very last days of closely held campaigns.

Due to this decision, corporations can unleash multi-million dollar assaults on targeted issues and candidates, especially those battling against special interest groups, or they can infuse campaigns with untold monetary resources to the candidate(s) of their choosing. With virtually no limits on their spending, groups such as Big Oil, health insurance companies and Wall Street banks (GOP's best friends) will try to drown out the voices of everyday Americans...much to the advantage of the Republican party.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


First it was Governor Sarah Palin, who has since defiled herself and solidified her legacy as a mockery / mockingbird. Next Oprah, the big O, the Pied Piper of the midlife soccer mom crowd announced she would retire in 2011, then turned around and admitted she would start her own "O" television network. Shortly thereafter, Lance Armstrong announced his retirement in 2011, then Miley Cyrus walked out on the highly successful Hannah Montana franchise. Not to be out done, Tyra Banks announced she will quit her show, Simon Cowell will leave American Idol to concentrate on his very own (and highly lucrative) X Factor show coming across the pond very shortly, now Conan O'Brien tells NBC to take the Tonight Show and use it for an enema.
Let's all be cool, ride the latest wave
and quit our stinkin' jobs!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


How do you combat HIV and hepatitis in New York? Why by spending $32,000.00 on publishing an instruction pamphlet called "Take Charge, Take Care."

Then print out 70,000 copies and distribute them to drug addicts and "high risk" abusers. Basically, it is a 16page how-to of using...correction, injecting drugs into your body for maximum effectiveness. I would say the New York Health Department used their own advise before conceiving this little project.