Corruption Driving Policy

So the big news of the day is the GM/Obama wrangling over how to save the company. I say, yet again, let the company file bankruptcy and try to work things out from there. The Administration’s continued whining about GM being “too big to fail” is a lie. No company is too big to fail, history evidences this fact. There are always new businesses willing and able to move in and take up the slack. If GM refuses bankruptcy then it is probably best for GM to fail and allow smaller independent car companies with new innovations and ideas to enter the market without the hindrance and near monopolization within U.S. borders of the industry by Big 3.

Perhaps disingenuously the President had the gall to make the claim that the government does not want to run GM and yet the government in fact has far too much control of the company now. How else would the government force out GM’s chief out with some $20 million in compensation in order for the company to be restructured? Why is the government continuing to bailout the failed company? Every time the government tries to run a business is fails miserably, and yet those businesses are allowed to run uncontested, unquestioned, and certainly without any consequence for their failed policies and practices. Which “businesses” are these? Amtrack and the U.S. Postal Service.

More importantly, government has no businesses assuring the public that the government will back a company’s warranties. So why is Obama promising this? The government has wasted billions to “save” GM and Chrysler, yet here they are again “needing” more tax payer money. Why does the government continue to throw good money after bad?

I used to think Mr. Obama and his Administration were simply ignorant or misguided in their policies for the economy but now I am certain it is a well calculated intent to destroy American capitalism and American business. Worse is has become patently obvious of the corruption running rampant in Washington, both inside and outside of the Administration. Case in point is the news of Chris Dodd’s campaign contributions from AIG and it’s employees. Contributions encouraged when Dodd would be in a position that could benefit AIG. In fact AIG did finally benefit from Dodd in the recent TARP and simulus bills.

Gun Notes

More evidence of the falsehood of illegal gun sales in the United States being the primary reason for Mexico’s narco-related problems:
Legal U.S. Arms Exports May Be Source of Narco Syndicates’ Rising Firepower | | the narcosphere The article is an interesting read on not only the current chaos in Mexico but a little of its origin, the political policies and the corruption that led Mexico and the U.S. to this current state of affairs. I suggest the President and all the gun restrictors using lies and falsehoods to push their political agenda, you might want to resonsider their allegations against innocent American citizens exerting their constitutional rights.

New Commentary 26 March 2009

Old news: Geithner is a moron who should be fired.

Old news: POTUS went on TV again. I didn’t watch since I had better things to do, like visit struggling family, than listen to more whining about the country’s problems everyone else’s fault and drivel supporting bogus programs from a do-nothing media whore while answering canned questions from the lazy MSM.

Rep Frank says Fed’s emergency power a concern | Politics | Reuters

“I think it does have to be limited at some point, although not in the middle of the crisis,” Frank said.

I’m shocked to say that I agree with Barney Frank on this, inept and corrupt politician that he is. I guess even idiots like him can get something right once in a blue moon.

China tells U.S. to drop Cold War mindset on military | Politics | Reuters

Maybe Obama can make a deal with China. They get out of Tibet, stop oppressing their people, especially the minorities and the opposition, allow freedom of all religions, hold free and open elections and in return the U.S. will drop it’s “Cold War” mindset. Oh wait, that would mean the end of Chinese Communism and threats against Taiwan. Can’t have that now, can we?

Hidden homeless emerge as U.S. economy worsens | U.S. | Reuters

The homeless have always been there. Americans just ignored them or treated them like criminals. Now they can’t ignore them or treat them like criminals because they may end up like them. I hate to break it to those in Sacremento, that tent city has been there for a while. BBC America covered it several weeks before Obama was even elected.

U.S. shares blame for Mexico drug violence, Clinton says –

Meh. Yes there is a drug problem in the U.S. Too bad Clinton’s statements have little to nothing to do with it. Just more government smoke and mirrors to justify attempts at suppressing American citizens rights and interfering in the affairs of our southern neighbor.

Del Norte must “save” Mexico! And then we’re coming to “save” you too, Central and South America! /sarcasm 

Unfortunately it really isn’t all that funny if the U.S. government tries to use the so called War on Drugs as an excuse to go after other nations in the Western hemisphere. Sounds familiar, no?

8th dangerous state

Apparently Arizona is now the 8th most dangerous city to live in the United States. While not good, it is an improvement over the previous year’s top 5 ranking. Unfortunately the rating is largely due to our high vehicle theft (#2) and murder (#8) rates. Also not helping is the fact that it’s become the kidnap capital of the United States thanks to all the rival coyotes and Mexican drug gangs.

Best Follow Up Letter Ever

I love snark especially when well written. From craigslist (where I was browsing out of boredom) a reply to all those rejection letters people suffer through during their quest for employment.

Today’s Date:

Dear [person who sent rejection letter],

Thank you for your letter of [date of the rejection letter]. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me employment at this time. This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals. Despite [Name of the Company]’s outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet with my needs at this time.

Therefore, I will initiate employment with your firm immediately. I look forward to working with you. Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.


*snicker* An example of the things people would love to do in real life but do not.