Saturday, April 9, 2011

Otherwise the Gov't Will Shut Down ....

Like who really cared. After all the hoopla, the federal government didn't end up shutting down. Or, "Shut down was averted to the relief of the nation." On the other hand, it amounts to a huge disappointment for the federal workers who have to report to work on Monday. The last time the government shut down due to lack of funding, non-essential federal employees received their paychecks retroactively. Not a late paycheck. Because for the duration of the temporary furlough, they weren't physically there at the work place, but were paid irregardless to compensate them for the inconvenience. What a country. At any rate, the sure solution to our trillion dollar deficit is to enact an obesity tax, or a Fat Tax. As we speak, 65 percent of Americans are obese, albeit, the notion of a Fat Tax is ironic in the sense that the federal government stubbornly refuses to trim the fat from the body of it's own spending bills, but that's besides the point.




If you haven't heard, the latest polls show that Donald Trump has tied Mitt Romney for likable Republican candidates for president. In all probability, Trump's public campaign to prove Obama wasn't born in the US is responsible for the boost in ratings which doesn't speak well about the respondents of the polls in the degree that they're so hard up to replace Obama with a Republican president with the possible exception of the cult appeal shown for Sarah Palin in the wake of the Obama presidential victory even with Palin's equal lack of making any sense of her own mission. Trump mass appeal has been his trademark bluntness. He's been characterized as, "He says things that we think." Well, that's more due to the inherent advantage of being a billionaire. A billionaire is a billionaire is a billionaire. How many billionaires was that. The point is that it doesn't matter whether you have a paltry one billion dollars in the bank, or 70 billions and own the bank. You're still in the same billionaire's club. And you're more inclined to speak your mind whenever it suits your whims. However, when Trump demands that Obama show him his original birth certificate, or what was it, certificate of live birth, kinda confusing, just whom does Trump pretend to represent from which he derives the power of lunacy? In reality, a clear majority of 70 percent of Americans feel that Obama is a bona fide American citizen all the while Trump is trying to give the impression that he represents the nation.

11 comments:

Kay said...

This whole thing is scary, scary, scary. What scares me most is that there are a number of Americans who think Trump and Palin are competent to be president.

RONW said...

Kay- it's come down to this, I guess. If you recall in the '08 presidential campaign, McCain selected Palin out of all the candidates out there. There were other female repubs. Palin would have been vice-president if McCain was elected! It is kinda scary if you think about it.

OkiHwn said...

All the news have said the last shutdown some 15 years or so ago was three weeks. I remember as far as with us in Hawaii it was only one week.

RONW said...

Nate- LOL, no vacation this year.

Kay said...

By the way, I've got a post going up tomorrow about the birth certificate.

RONW said...

Kay- I might have a paragraph tomorrow about this bozo, too. Trump is using the Repub's old trick of keep repeating the same thing and people will believe you.

owner said...

Where the HELL did you get my picture? That is embarrassing.

RONW said...

owner- ah, quiet. I still have your other pic, one of my most prized momentos, btw.

Rowena... said...

Hey, what happened to the A Place in the Sun post? I was going to say that it sounded like a book/movie title, and if I could have your autograph already...

Government shutdown my okole...

Atlanta Roofing said...

If I remember all of the discussion of Trig's birth certificate correctly, then yes, as some have pointed out,it could be a revised birth certificate because of adoption. But as far as I know, they don't change the birth DATE on the adoptive version. You can't just say the kid was born the day somebody adopted him. It has to have his correct birth DATE. And that is part of the issue. Just as nobody has been able to confirm that Trig is or is not Sarah's biological child, we also have not been able to confirm the birth date of Trig. That is really the only piece of information that we can gain from the certificate itself.

RONW said...

Atlanta Roofing- Well, obviously Sarah Palin's detractors weren't any better than the birthers.