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Think the Recession is Over? September 11, 2009

Filed under: China,Debt,Political,Recession — lissatz @ 5:07 pm

 

http://moneynews.newsmax.com/financenews/china_us_real_estate/2009/09/10/258589.html?s=al&promo_code=886D-1&CFID=572683&CFTOKEN=cf6c29646973da5b-A5F6742D-19B9-CD82-82B16B900DB5CE55

Don’t just read the headline because there’s more to it than that.

That’s all.

 

What Media Bias??

Filed under: Healthcare,Obama,Political — lissatz @ 4:46 pm

 

http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/19883

 

Good news for Obama: New CNN poll shows viewers liked speech

A post-speech CNN poll came up with some positive findings for President Obama:

  • 77 percent had a very positive or somewhat positive reaction to his health-care speech (56 percent were “very positive”)
  • 70 percent said the policies Obama is proposing will move the country in the right direction.
  • 67 percent said they favored Obama’s plan to reform health care. 29 percent oppose it.
  • Asked how likely it is that Congress will pass most of his proposals, 75 percent said it was “very likely” or “somewhat likely.”
  • Finally, asked how clearly Obama laid out his plan, 72 percent said he “clearly” stated his goals.

Some notes on the poll:

427 adults who watched the speech were surveyed. 18% of the respondents who participated in the survey identified themselves as Republicans, 45% identified themselves as Democrats, and 37% identified themselves as Independents.

Margin of error: 5 percent.

This “poll” was touted by both CNN and MSNBC (surprise, surprise). PLEASE, everyone, if you get nothing else from this, understand that you cannot trust the mainstream media anymore. You have to read the fine print and take everything with a grain of salt. It’s unfortunate, but true. Sadly, there are only a minute number of real journalists left in this country.

That’s all.

 

Advice Worth Taking September 10, 2009

Filed under: Healthcare,Obama,Political,Quotes — lissatz @ 6:10 pm

‘Never invest in a business you cannot understand.’ ~Warren Buffett

I honestly don’t have any strong feelings regarding Warren Buffett. The only thing I don’t understand is how he could have supported Barack Obama for president in good conscience since he’s supposedly some genius financial guy – but I digress. Apparently, the feeling is mutual because President Obama has said that he would look to Buffett in regards to the economy, blah, blah, blah.

So, my point is this: Shouldn’t Obama take Buffett’s advice? Can’t we take that piece of advice one tiny step further and say, “Never invest in anything you don’t understand”? Nevermind all of the hullabaloo over healthcare that you’ve heard thus far. I have another question for you. Can we all agree that no matter what side of the debate you’re on, none of us truly understands what is in the healthcare bill or how it’s going to affect our country? So, if no one actually fully comprehends this thing, then why is it being pushed so hard? Why are we even fighting about it? Don’t we have more questions than answers? Even our elected representatives don’t understand it and they wrote the thing!

That’s all.

 

Say Cheese! September 9, 2009

Filed under: Healthcare,Politics — lissatz @ 8:37 pm

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If looks could cause someone to spontaneously burst into a giant ball of flames, Rep. Joe Wilson would be a pile of ashes right now! Woo! Biden has his typical dimwitted expression, Pelosi looks stunned that someone had the gall to interrupt her savior, and Obama looks like he’s going to get some of his Chicago boys to give Wilson a pair of concrete boots. What a classic, classic moment. While I enjoyed the moment, strictly on an entertainment level, it was totally uncalled for. While I disagree with just about every word that comes out of President Obama’s mouth, I do respect the office. HOWEVER, I wonder how much outrage there would have been if it was Bush that had been heckled . . .

That’s all.

 

Something to be said for honesty September 8, 2009

Filed under: GE,Politics — lissatz @ 7:03 pm

GEPAC EMAIL TO GE EMPLOYEES

FROM JOHN RICE, GE’S VICE CHAIRMAN 8/19/09

“The intersection between GE’s interests and government action is clearer than ever … On climate change, we were able to work closely with key authors of the Waxman-Markey [“cap-and-trade”] climate and energy bill … we are continuing our efforts to make certain that a final bill includes provisions to ensure the United States maintains its leading position in the renewable energy industry, which is an industry sector of vital importance to the future of GE.”

 

Boycott Update September 6, 2009

Filed under: Boycott,Politics — lissatz @ 8:59 pm
The Turncoat List:
These companies have confirmed pulling their ads from Glenn…
 
  WalMart New Turncoat 479-273-4000  
  Best Buy New Turncoat 888-237-8289  
  WM and BB broke agreement and put ads on Olbermann and Ed Show  
  NutriSystem  
  Sprint   
  CVS-Caremark  Worst Company Nominee  
  Sargento Cheese Worst Company Nominee  
  GEICO Worst Company Nominee  
  Ally Bank Worst Company Nominee Can Chat with company representative  
  Broadview Security   
  972-871-3500  
  Progressive Insurance  
  Men’s Wearhouse  
  Lawyers.com
 
  Radio Shack   
  Healthy Choice (ConAgra)   
  Plavix (Sanofi-Aventis)  
  Travelocity 

Here is the updated boycott list. Best Buy and Walmart are the newest additions. They had been on the “watch list” because they had both stated that they just weren’t going to advertise on an political shows, but they’ve been caught advertising on Olbermann (surprise, surprise), which I find particularly funny because the people who watch him are the ones trying to put companies like theirs out of business. Wow, that’s some management you’ve got going on there, Walmart.

I wrote both Best Buy and Walmart to express my extreme displeasure with their advertising choices. Walmart will, by far, be the most difficult of all the companies to boycott (I thought General Mills was tough!). I do all of my grocery shopping at Walmart because they are generally so much cheaper than all the other grocery stores, but this is where I draw the line. I’ve always defended Walmart, but not any longer. I will be shopping at Fry’s unless/until Walmart reverses its decision.

Of course, I urge everyone to follow my lead. I’m not sure if I’ve blogged about my reasoning before, but it’s so NOT about whether or not you agree with Glenn Beck or even like him. It’s about freedom of speech. There are all kinds of political news personalities out there who say all kinds of things that offend all kinds of people. Why is Beck being targeted? One advertiser said it was because Beck said Nancy Pelosi should be poisoned. Considering I watch every television show and listen to every radio show, this revelation surprised me. Then, I watched the purported video “proof”: http://www.defendglenn.com/sargento-worst-company-in-the-world.html (scroll down a little bit). Really? Beck said Pelosi should be poisoned? Pretty sure it was a joke and he didn’t even come close to saying she should be poisoned. Meanwhile, the group that’s pushing this whole Beck boycott thing is Color of Change, which you may recall is the radical group that Van Jones, the recently resigned “special advisor” to the president, helped create. If the advertisers decide not to advertise on ANY political shows, that is fine, but this pick-and-choose-based-on-ideology thing doesn’t cut it.

This is America. If you truly believe in free speech, you defend the right of those who offend you the most. 

That’s all.

 

Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself September 3, 2009

Filed under: Bush,Obama,Politics — lissatz @ 8:42 pm

 

– at least when it comes to politics.

“How would I feel if Bush was doing/saying this?”

“How would I feel if a Congress controlled by the opposing party was doing/saying this?”

Whether you are a liberal, a conservative, or something in between, you must always check yourself. Ensure that you hold to your principles no matter who is in charge. I am constantly asking myself these questions – and so should you.

That’s all.