Archive for June, 2010

Snake Oil Salesmen and Politics

Posted: June 27, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

When I was just a young lad, growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, old-timers like my grandparents told us stories about the smooth-talking salesmen who traveled by caravan from town to town selling “miracle cure-all tonics.”

Snake oil, the locals called it.

“Trust me,” went the con-men’s pitch, “My miracle tonic smells like shit, tastes like shit and will make you sicker than shit — but don’t worry — it cures all kinds of shit!”

Does this pitch sound familiar to you? It sure sounds a lot like the shit that Barack Obama is trying to sell you and the rest of the American people. His economic recovery “tonic” smells like snake oil… er, shit.

I’m no financial expert, but something about this so-called “economic recovery” just doesn’t sit right. It smells like shit.

Let me ask you a question: what kind of real recovery takes place when 8 million jobs are lost, unemployment is locked in over 10%, and Americans (hundreds of thousands of whom are trapped with “underwater” mortgages) are holding on to their wallets for dear life?

And when our President is burdening taxpayers with huge new entitlement programs on top of huge old entitlement programs already going broke – and printing trillions of inflated dollars to pay for it all?

I say, he doesn’t know “Shit from Shine-Ola.”

Seriously, can you really trust this “Obama rally” when his administration is bashing Wall Street daily? And when, starting in January, the President slaps tax hikes on high-earners — who invest heavily — along with higher taxes on dividends and capital gains? Oh, and don’t forget the VAT tax he won’t talk about, but is planning.

You know investors love higher taxes, don’t you?

OK, that last bit was tongue in cheek. As I said, I’m no economist; but I do know the most effective way to cripple an economic recovery or strangle investor enthusiasm is through a tax hike.

I don’t know about you, but the track record this little dictator has right now isn’t going so good. Every time he opens his mouth, it smells like shit.

A Cautionary Tale

Posted: June 10, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

John was in the egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called ‘pullets’, and ten roosters to fertilize them. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John’s favorite rooster, Obama, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed Obama’s bell hadn’t rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover. To John’s amazement, Obama had thought of a way to do it without work, he had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of Obama, he entered him in the Chicago County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result was the judges not only awarded Obama the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well. Clearly Obama was a politician. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention.

Vote carefully this year, the bells are not always audible.

The Gulf Oil Spill – The Perfect Distraction

Posted: June 1, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

The Gulf Oil Spill – The Perfect Distraction

Believe it or not, this oil spill is a gift to Barry and the Democrats, because it keeps the American people distracted from the health care bill that was rammed down their throats. Plus, it keeps people distracted from the ever growing Obama eligibility (and Joe Sestak) issues that refuse to go away.

Yes, Obama is worried that Fox News (and Glen Beck) have been unable to squash this controversy for him. November is right around the corner folks…

Plus this oil spill demonizes the oil companies and this is something that the left have been doing for many years. This is a win, win situation for Obama if you look at it from ‘different’ angle.

Of course, I do not buy the stories about the cause of this explosion, especially since a Venezuelan gas rig happened to sink the following week. This Venezuelan gas rig got no coverage in the media at all.

Oh? You didn’t know about that one? That figures. If you’re drinking your Kool-Aid from the Lame Stream Media, you WON’T know anything.

Russian KGB sites leaked info several days after the Gulf Oil explosion, stating that a North Korean submarine hit the oil well with a torpedo. I do not believe this story, but is it a cover for something else by Russian intelligence? Why would they release this story?

Remember: anytime the Russians are involved (in ANYTHING) it’s not an accident.

Was it a Venezuelan submarine (they reportedly bought 6 from the Russians)? Then, their gas rig was sunk a week later by a US sub in retaliation? We will never know, because the media is controlled and being censored on many issues and not just this one.

Remember that I keep stressing our enemies do not want the Democrats to lose power. Russia and China have investing lots of time and money into the socialist infiltration and brainwashing of America. The Republicans taking back control would be a major set back and that would hurt their long term objectives.

Do not get me wrong, I think many of the Republicans are scared to death of what they are seeing. They know what happens to politicians that resist Marxist revolutions, they wind up DEAD or in jail.