Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - Losers Without a Cause

The young and the restless
Let's call it for what it is - a disgrace. Occupy Wall Street is nothing but a bunch of do-nothing ne'erdowells hunkering down on someone else's property to protest about er, uh, that guy's property. It's a joke, and as commented by many - this "movement" is more of an effort to replicate 60's-throwback-style revolution, without a real cause. Yes, I said it - a rebel without a cause.

Initially compared to the Tea Party (really?), this lawless movement has been coddled by the mainstream media for the past month (and unfortunately by conservative pols and pundits, as well) but finally, people are coming out of the woodwork to call a spade a spade. With no concrete message, and anarchy fueled violence spreading, these people need to go and municipal governments need to do what they are paid to do, which is protect the citizenry. From the clueless New York Mayor Bloomberg to the anarchist sympathizer Mayor of Oakland, our  municipal leaders have fallen down in protecting their stakeholders. Not to mention those other elected officals in the Democratic Party, and the White House. And for that, we should really protest.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Obama Says America is Lazy

Is that my ball?
For the umpteenth time the President of the United States has insulted his own country.  Just last week, while in Hawaii, he accused the US for being "lazy" in "attracting business to the nation".  This comes from the same man who said in the past month that we are "soft", has gone out of his way to apologize for American investment abroad, has overly deferred to muslim nations, and who said during is campaign that "some Americans desperately cling to their religion and guns".  This outrage comes from a man who does not lead and only seeks to divide our country by blaming everyone but himself for recent economic failings.  Mr. Obama, all you have to do is to lower corporate taxes and that will attract business.  All you have to do is create a domestic energy policy that encourages oil exploration within our own borders.  All you have to do is to repeal your socialistic health care policy.  Lazy?  What golf course did you e-mail that retort from?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

JoPa Gets Piled On

Unnecessary roughness
I'm sorry - but I don't quite get this.  The same administrators and school trustees who weren't exactly clued into what was going on nine years ago now are throwing the book at legendary Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno and firing him.   Yes, he should have retired long ago, but the school apparently wanted him and more importantly, so did the student body.  But because school administrators did not act on information he gave them nine years ago about a FORMER employee Joe is being shown the door.  Don't get it. 

I understand that the grand jury investigation transcript of the charges against the actual perpetrator and two senior administrators (of which JoePa is not named) looks bad, but I don't understand the over-the-top vitriol shown towards Joe - and especially from conservatives.  Some of the same people who bristled at the recent media treatment of Herman Cain are leaping on this bandwagon and casting the first stones at JoePa (mostly because they hate and misunderstand football, I presume).  And, do you also realize that there is more coverage tonight of "students marching in the street" then there ever was for violence at the Occupy Wall Street stuff? 

Over at ESPN, sports pundits are howling outrage at how college football has undermined our society (even though ESPN has caused much of the recent conference shuffling with their own meddling - see Longhorn Network).  Also, several former ESPN on-air personalties have been shown the door for sexual harrassment themselves during this same time period - did those pundits go straight to the police with what they knew?  I don't think so.  I understand the Penn State charges are serious - but the moral hypocrissy of the press is also.