October 23rd, 2008, 09:20 PM #1
Neal Boortz: To the Undecided Voter
This is a little long, but every undecided voter should read it.
boortz.com: Nealz Nuze TO THE UNDECIDED VOTER
As our CEO said a few weeks ago at our meeting in LA, "This will be a great time to be an automation consultant!""The world burns while Obama Tweets."
October 23rd, 2008, 09:51 PM #2
I read it and I quickly and easily concluded that the author has spent his 10 election cycles with his head in the sand (I'm being charitable). He begins his tirade with the observation that he has never voted for a Democratic Party candidate. Why? Because he has . . .. . . no plans or desires to become a ward of the government.
Chuck, why don't you try reading some substantive political analysis once in a while?Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
October 23rd, 2008, 09:52 PM #3
Boortz is the man. Clearly Pexster's derangement prevents him from appreciating that.
October 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM #4
I was seriously hoping for some substantive policy differences and an honest discussion. The guy is just another demagogue.
But for more non-serious discourse, here is David Sedaris in the New YorkerI don’t know that it was always this way, but, for as long as I can remember, just as we move into the final weeks of the Presidential campaign the focus shifts to the undecided voters. “Who are they?” the news anchors ask. “And how might they determine the outcome of this election?”
Then you’ll see this man or woman— someone, I always think, who looks very happy to be on TV. “Well, Charlie,” they say, “I’ve gone back and forth on the issues and whatnot, but I just can’t seem to make up my mind!” Some insist that there’s very little difference between candidate A and candidate B. Others claim that they’re with A on defense and health care but are leaning toward B when it comes to the economy.
I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?
To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.
I mean, really, what’s to be confused about?Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
October 24th, 2008, 12:25 AM #5Chuck, why don't you try reading some substantive political analysis once in a while?
This article doesn't apply to you anyway. You are committed and always have been. But there are other real people out there that are going to suffer greatly with a shift in how we allocate labor and capital resouces.
The media has always been left leaning, but in the past they at least made an attempt to educate the population in some of the complexities of what it takes to run a sucessful country. Since that is gone, our nations future is left to people like me who care to learn and other people who just pick "a team" like they would in football (like the 49er's - that's my curse...) and are loyal to a fault.
This isn't a game. Obama's union card check plus his "stick it to business" tax plan can only have one result - fewer employees producing fewer higher priced goods, and fewer companies financially willing to produce them. Automation and importing is the only way to keep a competitive edge.
You're a numbers man, Pex. Machines don't strike, don't ask for unions, and when they break you pick up the phone and call a repairman. This recession and the layoffs aren't all bad. Companies save a buttload of short term money when sales fall and employees are laid off. You lay off 100 $ 20.00/hour employees that cost you $ 45.00 per loaded hour (benfits, ss, workmen's comp, etc) that's $ 60,000 a week saved. That's over 3 million dollars a year you can invest in equipment, that you can depreciate and take off the bottom line. You have to do something to recapture sales when they come back. Why use people when machines can do the job given the "new math" the Democrats plan to bring to the table. There will be plenty of qualified employees begging for good jobs after a couple of years of unemployment, temp agencies, and fast food gigs.
Do the math. There is a train wreck coming and it's got an engine and two cars: Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. Socialists thru and thru.
But in your defense, Pex, maybe we need to learn the hard way. The "Change" we deserve to cleanse our sins...
Last edited by Chuckiechan; October 24th, 2008 at 12:39 AM."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
October 24th, 2008, 02:44 AM #6Why? Because he has . . .
Quote: . . . no plans or desires to become a ward of the government.
October 24th, 2008, 05:47 AM #7
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I don't know where the right wing get the idea the media is left leaning.
In the last few years it's always been the the voice of the whitehouse or pentagon.
It's instructions for these elections may be to lean towards reporting the facts a little more, unlike the last two elections, which were notoriously anti democrat.
This time the media moguls and their power base know whoever wins will have to spend the first four years fixing up the enormous mess left by the Bush crime syndicate.
Then they will be blamed for the recession the republicans set the world on course for.
Because of the massive deficit spending, and by using the property bubble to support it.
October 24th, 2008, 09:28 AM #8
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October 24th, 2008, 11:14 AM #9
Actually, Chuck, I almost always read at least a good chunk of your linked articles. And they are usually crap disguised as argumentation. That's why I posted what I did.
And for the nine millionth time, labelling an adjustment of marginal tax rates in our widely-accepted system of progressive taxation as "socialism" is just a weak, juvenile argument. It's not even worthy of serious discussion.Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
October 24th, 2008, 11:18 AM #10
Oh, I forgot to add. Blaming this train wreck on Obama, Pelosi, and Reid demonstrates how absolutely blindly partisan you are. Read the news! The train already wrecked!Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
October 24th, 2008, 11:24 AM #11It's not even worthy of serious discussion.
Now, that's funny. I don't care who you are.
Chuckie should go on the road with Larry. Not sure who's more entertaining.
Do you realize you are chiding me for posting an article you don't like?
It's time for a real butt kicking recession. I've been though three. Actually four, but the 90's were a skip in the park. How many have you been though?"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
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