Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Not The Dealers Fault. . .

. . .but one can't seem to convince GM and Chrysler (or perhaps the Oblahma administration) as they close nearly two thousand in the first round. This George Spaulding piece addresses the issue quite nicely.

Another thought. I have been lead to believe stimulus packages involve “jobs.”
Chrysler will be axing 40,000 jobs; GM, 63,000 jobs. All of a sudden, “jobs” are

All of the sudden? Has Spaulding been paying attention to the moves this administration has made to date? It's going to get worse kids. It's going to get worse.

Several years ago Ford and GM tried to buy out and run auto dealerships, with
disastrous results. My fear now is a similar government type of intervention in
the auto industry …
This is the same government that is forcing automakers
to make (green) cars nobody wants. If the government REALLY WANTS to help the
auto industry, remove the 35 mpg average that is mandated for 2015 and allow the
manufacturers to build cars and trucks that will sell, without rebates and tax

Under this administration we'll not be seeing government meddling in the private sector reduced. This is the Bush administration kicked up notches unknown. Hang on if you can.

Just an observation.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Oblahma Films Owns Propaganda Spots. . .

. . . just like the old USSR or his present day buddy, Hugo Chavez. Check out this abc news account.

Is the goal to ultimately replace the pesky photographers who film what they
want to and not what they're told to (not to mention the annoying reporters who
ask uncomfortable questions about, say, detainee policy and bank bailouts)?

I'd say that Ol' BC wouldn't be surprised to see more of this sort of thing from the present administration. Obviously, he won't be subjected to Bush-like coverage, but he doesn't do real well when contradictions and shortcomings are pointed out. More of this to come?

Just an observation.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

California No Vote On New Taxes

This usatoday article speaks to the California voters shouting loudly to the state government about proposed tax increases put forth to soften the state budget shortage brought about by spending rivaled only by Washington. It seems the voters in sunny California have had enough.

Four out of five measures dealing with higher taxes had failed by nearly 2-to-1,
and the fifth was trailing badly. The only measure to pass was one that banned
pay raises for elected officials in deficit years.

Seems like common sense to Ol' BC. Very little has been written in the main stream media concerning the vote. Some of the more liberal media criticized the vote, but it appears the people in the state of the Golden Gate have had enough. California may want to consider fiscal restraint as their next course of action. It may meet with a 2 to 1 approval.

Among those going to the polls was Kerrie Von Korper, a grocery worker said she
voted "no on everything. "We all have to live within our means, and that
includes the state,"

Wow! Maybe Kerrie can wield some influence in Washington. That sounds like common sense.

Just a thought.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oklahoma Legislature Claims State Sovereignty

Oklahoma appears to be sick and tired of being bludgeoned and battered by the federal government. The legislature is striking back and making Oklahomans feelings kown. Ol' BC understands that other states are considering similar measures. Here's an account from Hot Air.

The Oklahoma House defied
a veto
from Democratic Governor Brad Henry to approve a resolution asserting
its sovereignty under the Constitution. The Senate had approved the initial
resolution 29-18, just shy of the two-thirds needed to sustain an override, but
this new bill does not require his signature. Backers are optimistic
that they will succeed in sending a message to Washington DC to start limiting
themselves to truly federal task

The federal government has been out of control for years and years and apparently, the Oklahoma legislature is going to send a message to Washington.

Although Gov. Brad Henry vetoed similar legislation 10 days earlier, House
members Monday again approved a resolution claiming Oklahoma’s
Unlike House Joint Resolution 1003, House Concurrent Resolution
1028 does not need the governor’s approval.
The House passed the measure
73-22. It now goes to the Senate. …
Key said HCR 1028, which, if passed,
would be sent to Democratic President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled
Congress, would not jeopardize federal funds but would tell Congress to “get
back into their proper constitutional role.” The resolution states the federal
government should “cease and desist” mandates that are beyond the scope of its
Key said many federal laws violate the 10th Amendment, which says
powers not delegated to the U.S. government “are reserved to the states
respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution lists about 20 duties required
of the U.S. government, he said.

The Constitution has been and is being trampled to the nth degree and enough is enough. Here's hoping other states follow Oklahoma's lead.

Just an observation. (BTW the bold type was added by Ol' BC)

H/T's The Baron and Hot Air

Monday, May 04, 2009

Islam Kills Gays

According to this article by NBC News producer Cheryll Simpson, the "religion of peace" is increasing its efforts to make everyone conform. Where's Gloria Steinham when she is really really needed. Perez Hilton, forget about Miss California. Your buddies are being slaughtered in Iraq. Get to Baghdad and start doing television interviews.

In a letter to Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki in April, Amnesty International called for "urgent and concerted action"
to stop the killings of men because of their sexual
Amnesty International expressed concern at the
government’s failure to "publicly condemn the killings."

Kind of makes civil union vs. "marriage" arguements seem trivial. We are talking a death sentence here. No trial. Just "religion of peace" justice.

Posters and leaflets have been distributed in the Baghdad neighborhoods of
al-Shola, al-Hurya and Sadr City with orders to, "Cleanse Iraq from the
crime of homosexuality."

While Ol' BC doesn't support gay "marriage" for multiple reasons, I see no reason in this day and age for the legal rights not to be bestowed on civil unions, along with alimony, settlement agreements and child support. Now is the time for the gay activists to get on over to Iraq and start protesting to save lives. This probably won't happen just as the Algore isn't protesting in China and India about pollution and global warming. (Some are sincere. Some just wish for the demise of the United States.) If the U.S. rolled over on these issues it would have about as much impact worldwide as the old woman peeing in the ocean.

Just a thought.