Saturday, March 27, 2010

Black Jack or a Red Hot Poker In the Eye?

Witness the last few weeks of Politics as Usual. Some observations that come to my mind are how much it is all like being at the casino.
Pit boss Pelosi has surveyed the floor and likes what she sees. The Marks are all lined up waiting to get in the game and take their chance at the Government's Progressive Jackpot. The House has the favorable odds right now, but will it pay if they lose their bet? The gambling is on the long odds that the little guys can never ante up to get their big payout. Its a long shot that any one can win... but if all the stooges win at the same time it will break the bank for sure.

As I walk through the rows of one armed bandits I see people betting 15 credits on a dollar machine, and 300$ disappears in less than 5 minutes, wow! Max bet on the 5c. machine will take you down fast, too. The safe way to play is the one line on the penny machine or the 2c. machine, but that is the slow spiral down to zero, I don't think one in a thousand win that way.

Over at the card tables the real gamblers know how to manage their money and have a better shot at taking something home. When all else fails the House will always use the race card if they feel their position is not strong enough to win. Win lose or draw it is all pre determined that the house has the upper hand and will always outlast even the most determined effort to pile up the chips. They have the computers, the closed circuit TV, the psychological profiles and the house bank as their stronghold. Advertisements run all day with only a passing mention of help for the addict. They are forcing US to double down to break even and in the end even that is a victory that is unattainable and less satisfying if won. Even when we lose they bring the hammer down

Over at the roulette table 0 and 00 can clear out any of those systems that cover the board. As crappy as the odds are
Keno is my favorite, it is slow paced and usually break even at best. Rolling the dice and inevitably its seven.

But all things considered, if you want to keep your own money the best bet is to stay away from Pelosi's Casino, gambling, or 'something(anything) for nothing'.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

Liberals and Democrats, progressives, Liberal Democrats, and Leftists of all stripes seem to not understand the most basic fundamental of our Political system. It is that power does not always stay in the same hands and while majorities come and go there is a lower place to sink in our political spectrum. There is, or used to be, a golden rule an ethical imaginary line not crossed because what goes around will come full circle. A Karmic Boomerang in the most secular humanist sense imaginable.

We have seen last week how a Political goal of a hundred years was achieved by parliamentary chicanery and tactical subterfuge. Americans are now subject to the Government at our most basic and vulnerable point. I see why it would be a point of attack for the leftists. It is the umbrella we all fall under, the golden lasso surrounds US all, now.

Personally I may benefit from this new system before it becomes the albatross that permanently cements my place in the collective. I lost my personal health insurance due to a horrid economy. I don't want the government to give it back to me. I want to earn it back when I can afford it. The government cant even do its most basic jobs properly, like securing our border from invasion. Like spending within its own limits of scope responsibility and revenue. Why would anybody think they can do better with health care for all when Medicare and Medicaid are going bankrupt right now? Social Security and even our deteriorating infrastructure are evidence this Government needs to shrink, not grow.

I have seen a vision of our future here in America and it is still the darkest of the night just before the Dawn. I pray sanity returns to the voters this November and we begin to swing the pendulum back the other way, there is so little time and so little room for error anymore.
A Government this big will fail, it is failing.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Whither We go Yonder or; Wither, We going Under

Greece was an original Western Country in thought and in all political freedoms and enlightenments. It seems fitting to me that they would be the ones of the Western Democracies who must first pass back through the Rubicon.

So many countries are teetering at the abyss, one more nice economic meltdown and all hell breaks loose. California is lucky that Greece will lead the way so maybe the people here can see it and do something before we are right there, below the tide. It is comical that the safety net became the hammock for the Government workers and lazy citizens and now look at how they cry when they kill their own Golden Goose. It is happening right here in the once great state of California. The takers are complaining and pitching fits that more needs to be done, when it is all that largesse, bleeding heart compassion and overspending that has brought US to the brink of ruin. You can always find someone in dire straits, and if you make it policy to give a handout to every downtrodden, why, the number grows exponentially. There's a reason they say in Jellystone,"Don't feed the Bears". Throwing money at a problem seems to be the 'progressives' only course of action.

Government programs and more Government programs only beget more bureaucracy, red tape and bloated cumbersome hurdles for our economy. The answer is always raising taxes and spending more, especially if you want to destroy an economy, or just attempt to make a political party look bad. The Democrats tried that under Bush thinking with a little positive hype it could all be turned around on a dime for Obama, only now that one thin dime is all the change thats spared.

California came off a brilliant economic run of 10 years and the legislature never put a dime away for the end of the bull run. It was always spending more every year, always more. We fired a Governor because of out of control budgets and spending and he was replaced by a tough guy that caved in at the first bit of resistance. Government grew at a much faster rate than anything else during the roaring times from 2003 to 2007 except for the population of illegal immigrants flooding over our southern border and effectively invading our country.

In 2007 the federal Government had a budget that was only 170 billion$ deficit, I say only because now we may never see anything that good for 10 years or more, according to this administration. So why not just go back and adopt the 2007 budget straight out? Say sorry, there is no more money~ what programs were implemented between then and now that are indispensable? I would be happy to go back to my 2007 budget and make a go of things, I bet I could do it, easy.