Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Time to....Elect a Socialist


Remember the movie Airplane. It is a classic for sure. Some of the more memorable quotes came from Lloyd Bridges character as he slowly regretted quiting more things as the stress began to mount. It started simple enough, "looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking". Then it escalated to drinking, amphetamines, and finally glue. If you remember, it was sniffing glue that had him hanging upside down in the control tower and led to him finally jumping out of the window. I feel a little bit like Lloyd these days under the Obama administration, and I'm sure millions of other responsible people do too. Obama unveils one spending package after another, each designed to cushion the blow of bad decisions. Recently I completed a several year journey to pay my debt off. Looks like I picked the wrong time to pay my debt off. Obama is now coming out with another 200+ Billion dollar bailout for consumer and mortgage debt. If only I had waited. The type of behaviour Obama is supporting is destructive to the economy and moral fabric of our nation. He will cause every manner of person to regret being responsible. Looks like I picked the wrong time to get a job. Looks like I picked the wrong time to pay my mortgage. Looks like I picked the wrong time to provide healthcare for my family. Looks like I picked the wrong time to invest. Eventually there will be a bailout for chronic gamblers, which will lead some people to say, looks like I picked the wrong time to stop gambling. In reality, it looks like we picked the wrong time to elect a socialist.

7 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Looks like I picked the wrong time to read your blog.. not.. just joking!

Like paying off a debt it is always time to read Zulu Buff!

Josh said...

Your philosophy about personal responsibility, I full heartedly agree with. I am surprised that I never heard you speak of Ron Paul who has over 30 years of documented statesman experience, and ran twice for President under philosophies you vocalize. If you start advocating the corporate "anti-Obama" (to keep them in power) "Jindal", I'll know you are lost. Jindal is already proclaimed the savior or our party, and came out of nowhere... hmm. You say things that are Jeffersonian, I hope you really support that philosophy. (by Jeffersonian i mean Thomas Jefferson like)

jrchaard said...

Ron Paul and I differ on the war in Iraq and afghanistan. I believe Bush messed it up, but I don't think the fix to all of our problems is to pull out, which is what Paul's message was during the debates. By being too focused on that one issue, he marginalized himself. As for Jindal, I will not accept any watered down conservative, no matter who pimps him out.

Kansas Bob said...

Paul and Jindal have the same problem.. they are terrible in front of a TV camera.

The GOP has to find itself.. all this nonsense with Limbaugh screams at us about a lack of leadership.

jrchaard said...

All this big tent nonsense is what the libs want. Republicans are either the party of conservatives or moderates. It can't be both. You either love the one and hate the other. Until it figures out what it is, there will be no leadership. This is why we need to start a new party, base locally at first, and then go national or maybe the 2016 election.

Kansas Bob said...

Depends what kind of conservatism you are speaking of Scott. I can buy into the conservatism of Ron Paul.. much less government.. fiscal accountability.. but billions of unbudgeted dollars spent for a preemptive war.. not my kind of conservatism.

The truth is that (in part) the GOP lost control of congress based on the Iraq war. The cost of that war is the present day stimulus bill.

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