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This ain’t baseball…….

Which makes President Obama lucky he plays golf not baseball.  Because, in baseball, it’s three strikes and you’re out.  Obama has swung at a lot of political balls…and, missed.

Take, for instance, Obama thinking that if he bowed to other world leaders, that submissive move would somehow make China or Russia, or anyone, like him more.  Currently, Putin is snubbing Obama’s every international plan.  Strike 1.

Take, for instance, Obama thinking that he understood economics enough to promise that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8% and our economy humming.  Currently, unemployment is well over 8% and has been for much too long.  The latest GDP prediction is below 2%.  Strike 2.

Take, for instance, Obama thinking he could buffalo the American voter and hide his own ignorance.  Remember the election of 2010 or Governor Scott Walker’s win in Wisconsin?  Strike 3.

Well, actually, these are only some of the strikes against President Obama or his strategies….all of which have failed.  If you considered the fiasco with the executive privilege declaration for Eric Holder,  the foolish attempt to try terrorists in civil court or the debunked idea of closing Guantanamo, and other foolish ideas “pitched” by Obama, you would have to say his presidency is a complete failure.

So, Obama is definitely lucky this ain’t baseball.  Maybe he should stick with golf…..at least that is something he has played often enough in the last 3 years to have some experience with!


Russia… the smarter USSR?

So I heard Russia, Iran, Syria, and China try their own hand at making an 80’s movies… erm.. wait, that’s not quite right : http://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-news-agency-reports-joint-syria-iran-russia-and-china-wargames/

What they’re trying to do is a real war-games, with their militaries being involed in joint manuvers.  This to me is Russia trying to put its hand in the world powers ‘cookie jar’ once again (I mean, c’mon, USSR and Russia is basically interchangable).  After the USSR crumbled and those posers were shown the business end of America’s foot up their ass, Russia has always been at least second fiddle to the US.  Well, they were when they were the USSR too, but now with China taking over the #2 position in the world, Russia is trying to go along for the ride.  Why do I say that Russia is the smarter USSR?  Because this right here is Russia knowing that if they’d go one-on-one with us they’d be crushed, but a joint union with China, and to a lesser extent Iran and Syria, they’re now in a better position to show their hand and have some say in the world affairs.  Do I really think much will come out of this… no, not really, but it still is a cause of conecrn.  We’ve mobilized some forces to The Gulf, so I’m hoping that’s just a show of strength rather than something to come.

Maybe something good will come out of this… Sly Stallone can make another movie and beat the shit out of some guy from Russia (Putin?) who’s using steroids while he trains in the snow carrying wood and running up mountains.

Mr. Knowledge


Confused

After Walker’s victory in the Wisconsin recall, I’m confused about a few things.

1) First and foremost, the lieberals are trying to poo-poo it as a non-victory for the Republicans, going as far as saying that the cheering and gloating that Republicans are doing is stupid. Now wait, if they had won the recall would they not have done the same? When they proved they had enough signatures for a recall, they celebrated like the Packers had won the Super Bowl. It’s a classic two face that I find funny on one sense, and left shaking my head on another.

2) There’s a video of a Barrett supporter saying that, “This Is the End of Democracy”. Actually the exact opposite is true. This was is PROOF of Democracy in action. Whether or not you agree with Walker, he won fair and square by an election. This tells me that yes, there are people who disagree with Walker, but there’s also a greater majority of people who support his decisions and policies.

3) Finally, the one thing that I haven’t been able to grasp yet is the issues unions have with Walker. Yes, I can completely see that a union would be opposed because they want to be free and clear of some of the policies he’s pushing. I think they’re wrong, but I’m not arguing against that point. The one part I want to argue is the notion that teachers and public employees have to pay a minuscule amount towards their own pensions and insurance. I can’t help but draw parallels with Obama-care and how the lieberals would make me believe that I should pay more out of my paycheck for something that I do not believe in. They give me the typical bull-shit that it’s better for the populace and I should do it to help those in need. Great, then the teachers should put their tails between their legs and pay a little into their own pensions.

I’ve finally realized what this all means. Give me YOUR (private sectory) money, but I keep MINE (unions / public sector). I did a quick search of Wisconsin salaries for teachers. Yes, there are some low salaries on the list, but guess what, it’s not like I made 50k coming out of College either. The average sallary for an elementary school teacher is ~$51k. Now, that includes weekends off, Christmas break, Easter break, spring break and wait for it… 3 months off in the summer. Not to mention the awesome benefits, mega amount of vacation and sick time. I’d be a little incensed if they didn’t pay a little towards their pensions. I mean, I do… and I don’t rake in that much money… oh and I’m stuck in a suit during the summer… working 8-5.

But, enough griping about teachers… the moral of this rant is that yes…

WALKER WON BITCHES!

-Mr. Knowledge


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