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Today, I'm pretty burned out on America. That's uncommon, if you know me or read me. What's crazy to me is that the media has no interest in relating the truth to the public. They make their money by ruining the lives of people and recording it as it happens.

Today, a candidate for vice-president of the United States said that it's patriotic to pay higher taxes. His cohort's financial advisors are, in at least some part, responsible for the financial mess our country is in - as they were in leadership positions at the financial institutions that failed us and will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. But the media won't tell you that. These politicians are in the wrong party for that depth of scrutiny.

Today, another candidate's email was hacked, and the media is not outraged by this. Instead, she's derided for using personal email. That, while her partner for the White House is mocked for not using personal email - not by personal choice but because his war injuries prevent his ability to do so.

I'm not living in America. I'm not sure what I'd label it, but it's not a country serious about remaining solvent or successful.


Tags: politics
by Brett Rogers, 9/18/2008 8:41:37 PM


Pretty disgusting isn't it? I haven't burned out yet, even in the face of the unbelievably blatant bias being shown (goes to show there is no limit to the hypocricy). I've decided to embrace my rage for awhile, plenty of fuel for that fire.

I no longer think that Barry is just inexperienced and out of his league. Now it is personal. He's a blatant liar that has shown he'll do whatever it takes to get elected. Gotta love the ads this week stoking racism using quotes taken completely out of context. Desperation Barry is on display now.

Maybe I'll get lucky this weekend and an Obama follower will take his advice and "get in my face."



Posted by Pale Rider, 9/19/2008 10:35:04 AM

Here's the sad thing. I remember that 18 months ago my impression of Obama was that his reputation was that of a guy who worked to reform ethics while a state senator. He seemed raceless - content of his character and not color of his skin - a la Martin Luther King. He voted to get behind the earmark transparency database. Overall, he appeared to be an above-board guy and he came across as positive, though against the war. A decent human being.

Today, he plays the race card constantly. His earmarks have come to light. His judgment is demonstrably bad: nearly always wrong foreign policy instincts, anti-American friends/mentors, advisors who are deeply corrupt and have hurt our country. He has never reached across the aisle or countered his party. He has emerged as a man of low character, who, at a time of economic turmoil, wants to raise taxes and hurt companies that employ people. He is angry, bitter, shallow, and vastly egomaniacal. In a word, dangerous.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and all of his poor decisions of the past are front and center. Should he win, half of America will be disgusted. And future America will suffer heavy tax burdens for his socialist plans.

That's not the America where I want to reside.

Fuel for the fire? Yes. You're right - it is personal.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 9/19/2008 11:29:52 AM

Just bought me a new hat . They even have a variation on your "Hype" here.



Posted by Pale Rider, 9/19/2008 2:06:16 PM

I didn't see a Hype item there. But ass clown? You betcha...



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 9/21/2008 5:39:07 PM

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