Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 10

On Politics
The more Minority Leader John Boehner talks, the more pathetic he gets. As for Speaker Pelosi, she’s on a mission to achieve the party’s agenda. Unfortunately for her mission doesn’t match the public’s wants and needs! Since Pelosi and Boehner were elected by their peers, so what does that say about the peers? Throw the bums out!

By the way, the second ranking Republican in the House is Eric Canter (R-Va); and his record lately on PolitiFact Check hasn’t been very good.

Interestingly, the Republican National Committee elected a new leader: Michael Steele, the most moderate of the candidates. Now this is going to be interesting.

Three nominees with tax problems, two step aside, but one makes it through. Hmmm … should Secretary Geithner step down?

Let’s subject all members of Congress to a tax audit!

On President Obama’s Mistakes

  • The vetting process for the cabinet positions was touted for being thorough … so was it the process or the nominees withholding information?
  • Citing he won the election was a mistake; considering that President Bush boosted about his “political capital” didn’t keep it long.
  • Taking votes in his own party for granted.
  • Grabbing the bait tossed by Rush Limbaugh.

On the Economy
Even if the Senate passes a revised bipartisan stimulus bill by a 100-0 vote, chances are it won’t fit my parameters.

On the stimulus bill, see Cleaner and Faster by columnist David Brooks.

It’s interesting to see the U.S. Chamber of Commerce being against the “buy American” portion of the bill.

Mr. President; If Congress doesn’t get it right (and chances are they won’t), use your veto.

On Snow
Snow is nature’s way of creating a white wonderland. It also causes me to shovel the driveway so local government can block my driveway and my mailbox – thus, giving me more work and getting another government agency (USPS) to require me to clear the mess by my mailbox that the local government created.

On a Sermon
My pastor used 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 to preach about old and new Christians groups in Corinth debating on what to do with the newly sacrificed meat. Afterwards, I asked him, “What about the Corinthians who were vegans and PETA members?”

I’m honored to receive three recognitions within a week: the Permio Dardos Award, honorary membership in the American Heartland Party, and a debut on BWE Throwdown. Although very diverse, but I’m touched.

6 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 10

  1. I also see that Mitch McConnell is against the Buy american Clause and also Obama may go along with this. I am beginning to wonder if Obama is going to be any better than Bush, He needs to go to the American people and demand the things he campaigned for. Ragan did it in 1981 and it got his agenda passed I see no reason why Obama should not and will not do the same thing. I have Emailed the white house demanding he do that.


    • Larry … it’s become a mess .. but typical game playing. I sure hope the moderate GOP members can strike a middle ground. If not I say vote … it passes … then veto.

      Buy American is tricky … 1) today is a global economy … 2) which is buy American: The Honda made in Ohio or the GM made in Mexico?

      Thanks for stopping buy.


  2. LOL! I laughed at your last paragraph. Your campaign is just getting started on Throwdown! And you deserved the Premio Dardos, so I’m glad you posted it on your blog.

    As far as the snow, we actually saw some here last night. No mess to have to cleanup, but this state isn’t prepared for anything remotely close to a blizzard should it happen. I don’t miss living in the north as far as that goes.

    Nice post Frank!


    • David: Knowing that you have lived in a variety of places, I’m sure you have gone through the ups and downs of snow. This winter has been tougher than usual in Cincinnati … more with the cold than the snow though.

      I figured Mo would appreciate the snow comment, but he must be busy.

      As always … thanks for commenting.


  3. Frank, thanks for your continuing due-diligence in ferreting out sources of enlightening information. Reading your observation and following the links is an addictive pursuit. The Polilticfact and American Heartland Party are particularly interesting.


    • Thanks Joe. I simply believe that many get too hung up on labels as party names or ideology; thus by treating situations as a team sport, they miss the boat.

      In reality, most of us lie in the political middle, thus a blend of labels – hence why the center decides the way the political pendulum swings and also decides elections … for the good of the whole, not a label.

      I also know the difference between right & wrong versus agree & disagree … much of politics is the latter.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.


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