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Screw You WAMU

Yesterday, the government seized Washington Mutual, and sold it's assets to JPMorgan Chase. That's fine as far as I am concerned with my banking, but in regards to stock, it sucks ass. I would like to thank all of the employees, management, and executives (with huge payouts) at Washington Mutual for driving the bank into the ground. The stock I bought from your company is now worthless!

I should have known not to buy it, after interviewing at that place for a job once. To summarize, I got up and walked out about a third of the way through, knowing it wasn't the kind of place I wanted to work. And now it's the kind of place that has brought down my stock portfolio.

The Birk Economic Recovery Plan

This was sent to me and athough the numbers are a little off, the idea is pretty damn good.

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+. Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend. Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam. But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00. What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage - housing cri…

Palin Says No To Reporters

In an attempt to seem like she's more of a politician and less like a incompetent, Sarah Palin is meeting with some U.N. leaders this week. The catch is, no one will hear how the meetings went. In an effort to make sure people don't realize what an incompetent she is, she is banning reporters from the meetings. Photographers only. She knows she looks good on camera, so photographers are okay.

The point I'm making; if this is how she is as a candidate, how controlling and closed off will she be as a vice president?

Full story on MSNBC

I'd also like to add for the people who think that women will vote for her just because she is a woman, check out Women Against Sarah Palin. A bunch of smart ladies who are voting based on the issues, and not just the gender.

Survival of the Mentally Fit

I was reading an article on MSN today about hurricane Ike. One of the things they talked about is that there are still some holdouts that won't leave Galveston and other effected areas. The other day, I read a story about how many people had to be rescued during and right after the hurricane because they wouldn't leave. Look, if these people don't want to leave don't make them. And when they start calling for help and need rescuing leave them. They made there choice to stay, so let them, and let them live with the consequences. It's called survival of the mentally fit. It's what helps us improve as a society.

Sarah and Hillary Together on SNL

It's not to often that SNL does a funny skit these days, but this season they started it off right.


Word of The Day

The N-word: This has a long standing history of offensiveness, unless you are black. If you are black it's apparently totally appropriate to use it. I also believe it's appropriate for anyone to use nigga depending on the context. For example when a skinny white boy is trying to be cool by saying, "Yo nigga beeitch what up!" but then again, I could be wrong on that.

The C-word: Apparently women find this one offensive, so it's not okay to use when referring to anyone. Unless you are British. Many Brits use this regularly when talking to friends, so it's acceptable for them. Personally I prefer snatch, as it just sounds funny when saying it.

And now the R-word: According to the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) it is now offensive to say retard. They are so offended by its use in the movie Tropic Thunder, that the AAPD is attempting to boycott the movie. Which is fantastic if you ask me, because as we all know, when that happens it only pro…

The EPA Does Something

The EPA Actually did something useful . Under the Bush administration the EPA has done more harm to the environment, due to inactivity, than it has done good. So it's nice to see that according to this article on MSN they actually came out and said lawnmowers and boat motors need to reduce emissions.

Why am I talking about this, other than just an excuse to bash the Bush administration. I'll tell you why. Because I haven't posted in a few days, and don't really have anything to talk about today.... That's why. But to make it up to you my loyal cranky readers, I promise my next posting with be doubly inflammatory .

Sarah Speaks

Although I found Sarah Palin's speach at the RNC last night well spoken and entertaining, she could use some corrections in the statements she and other speakers made. Lucky for me Jim Kuhnhenn of the Associated Press already took care of it for me. Here are some highlights:

PALIN: "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending ... and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress 'thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere."

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed n…

Good Call Obama

Yesterday I posted on why I think Sarah Palin was a bad choice for McCain's vice president. Today, I figured I should post about why Joe Biden was a good choice for Obama.

Experience: This is of course the area that everyone says Obama is weak in. He's been in office since the early 70's. unlike Palin who's the governor of a state about as far away as you can get, and only served a couple years in office. Biden as been around Washington long enough to know how the system works.

He's the chairman of the Foreign Relations committee: In this day and age of most countries not liking the U.S. it's a good idea to have someone who knows how to work with other countries.

Supports the rail system: Biden takes the Amtrak back and forth to work each day. In an age of ever increase airline ticket prices, rude service, and long lines, I would love to see an increased focus on the rail system and using it as an alternative. Biden co-sponsored the Passenger Rail Investment and…

Bad Call McCain

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Ever since hearing that McCain and Obama were going to be the presidential nominees, I've been eagerly awaiting their choices for vice president. The reason for this, is I actually like both candidates. I've been a fan of Obama ever since I first heard of the guy. And I've always said McCain should have been the candidate the first time around, when he ran against Bush. I agree with both candidates of different issues, so for me it came down to the running mates. This last Friday McCain announced that Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska as his running mate. I was worried that he would choose Mitt (The Ratt) Romney, but I think this choice was almost as bad, if not worse. Besides the fact that she's an obvious attempt at winning over some of the disgruntled Hillary voters, she has many, many other reason why she's a conservatives wet dream and not the right person to be that close to running the national government.

She's a hypocrite: This seems to be the party p…