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Trust? Trust? Are you kidding me? (Obama, McCain, CEOs,…)

Posted by TopOfTheThread on October 7, 2008

Republicans, Democrats, George W. Bush, Weapons Of Mass Destruction,  pork barrel earmarks, Congress,  Public Company CEOs, Banks, lobbyists, Stock Brokers, Investment Banks, SEC, The Fed, honesty trust governmentFTC, FDIC, Treasury, …

Who can we trust?
I don’t feel comfortable with any of these people or entities.  As time goes by we are finding it is harder and harder to trust.

We have shown that people cannot be left to do the right thing.  Look at what Wall Street, and the CEOs have done to the United States and World markets.  How honest was our government regarding our entrances into Iraq and Afghanistan?

We need moderation and regulation
We have shown the need for SEC to get stricter. We need the FDIC and Fed taking more control. We obviously cannot trust the greed and excesses of Banking and Wall Street.

  1. We cannot trust the executive branch to do the right thing without the legislative branch monitoring them.
  2. We cannot count on the legislative branch doing the right thing without the executive branch monitoring them.

Who do we trust?
I do not trust Obama or McCain. I do not trust Congress (Look at page 263 of the bailout bill.) Congress maneuvers and adds irrelevant items and earmarks.  They had to add it to the bailout bill!  One of the most critical bills in recent history.

  • If McCain wins the election, there will be a Republican president and Democratic Congress.
  • If Obama wins the election, there will be a Democratic president and Democratic Congress.

If McCain wins the election, Congress will keep him in line.  If Obama wins the election, I hope the democrats don’t run rampant making changes without thinking them through. Do you trust them?


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Team Obama or Team McCain – Who should we vote for?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 16, 2008

Come November most of us will either be voting for the Democrats’ candidates (Obama/Biden) or the Republicans’ candidates (McCain/Palin)?white house obama mccain cabinet

We listen to Obama, McCain, Biden, and Palin speak, and preach their policies, beliefs, and philosophies. We also take into consideration the policies of their associated political parties.

So we elect a president…. And THEN the President-Elect names his cabinet.

The people of the United States deserve better. Tell us the members of your cabinet now. Let us truly elect the team (administration) we want leading the country.

Date: 9.16.08

To: Senator Obama. Senator McCain.

Re: Naming your cabinet

Please name your cabinets now. Tell us who will be your team so we can better judge who to vote for… You must know who will be filling these positions in your administration.

Here are the positions we need. We do realize some of the positions will change after the election, but please do the best you can. We already know your Vice President, so please name your heads of the executive departments-the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General. If you can, also please name your heads of the Environmental Protection Agency; Director, Office of Management and Budget; the Director, National Drug Control Policy; and the U.S. Trade Representative.

Thank you.

The People of the United States of America

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Sarah Palin – Why people like her

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 11, 2008

I am most certainly NOT endorsing Sarah Palin as the most qualified person to be the Vice President of The United States.Sarah Palin in Kuwait

But of the 4 candidates (Obama, McCain, Biden, Palin) she is the person we can most relate to…

People can relate to Palin because her family life is busy, hectic, and not perfect… like our lives!

  • She is married with 5 children.
  • She has a special needs child.
  • She has a pregnant 17 year old child.
  • She has a son in the military about to be in Iraq.
  • Hockey mom
  • She and he husband eloped and did not have a big wedding.
  • She has battled / balance the time constraints of having a career and a job. (This is a sexist issue. No one ever questions a male candidate about his parenting.)
  • Her husband is a union man.

She is not a wealthy. She is not Ivy League educated. She does not have 7 homes… like many politicians.

She is that average person who succeeded in politics.

Does that qualify her to co-lead our government? No.

Does it explain why people have taken a liking to her? Yes.


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Paris Hilton and The Serfs in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 23, 2008

If you were playing a word association game, you would never say “Intelligent” after the clue “Paris Hilton”.

If you haven’t seen this must-see video, immediately take a look. Paris Hilton is great, intelligent, and well-spoken. Pretty funny.  She has a great position on energy. (It immediately made me think of a scene in another movie.)

Paris’ “well-spokenness” took me back and was great (funny).

I immediately thought of the “repressing” scene of the serfs in Monty Python and The Holy Grail. In this scene the unexpected intelligence and political “savvy-ness” of the serfs was hilarious.

I would love to see a video with the serfs discussing the solution to the War In Iraq and Terrorism… It couldn’t hurt.

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2008 Presidential Election and Media Influence

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 14, 2008

The media always influences, or attempts to influence, your thoughts.

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Certain TV stations are Democrat-biased. Others Republican-Oriented .The subtly of the biases varies.

I really like this example:

The anti-McCain bias jumped off the page.The cover of Direct Magazine ( June 2008. Obama is presented as the happy, good looking, approachable, high-tech person. Hillary Clinton is drawn as a cheating, bug-eyed person. John McCain is presented as an old, asleep-at-the-wheel candidate.

There’s no arguing Obama is the winner in this presentation.

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