Monday, March 30, 2009

Blue collar bad....White collar not so bad

This one hurts. Yeah I said it!!

The country is rejoicing in most quarters because of the announcement earlier this week that President Obama had " FIRED" Rick Wagoner,CEO of G.M.

Being I'm from Michigan and just outside of Detroit, I am sensitive to what happens to the big 2 and the lil fella Chrysler. So I know I'm biased, so shoot me!!!

It has been much too easy for those of my conservative counterparts to dump on the car companies because of the stupid contracts they let the UAW negotiate for their members. I get that, totally understand it. The UAW did do a bamboozle job and got away with murder on those contracts for the past 20 years. The CEO's of the companies were fools for allowing it.

The companies HAD renegotiated contracts with the union in 2007 to bring costs down to a level more in line with Toyota's beginning in 2011. Yeah I know, why 2011, I have no fricking idea but that's what it was. Something happened on the way to financial security though, the FINANCIAL and BANKING industry's IMPLODED and the credit market's froze. If there is ONE business expert that can show me a business model that allows for a company to lose 40 to 50 % of it's sales from NOV 07 to NOV 08 and weather the storm I would love to see it!!

Detroit does deserve a ton of blame for things it let fester for too many years.The list is WAY too long to mention.

This latest round of things that are happening now is not on that list. They should have moved quicker to achieve parity with Toyota earlier in the decade, but they had started to move in that direction and got caught up in this mess.

So Detroit goes to Washington and asks for 30 billion dollars in LOANS to weather this storm and give it time to implement it's new contracts. The way the grand standers in Washington acted you would have thought it was 300 billion, which by the way is only a 1/3 of what the financial sectors received with no where near the public grandstanding from our elected officials.Now because the government has a stake in the company, President Teleprompter now feels he can run GM better than Wagoner or any one else in the business. Good Luck!!!

So while I understand why my com padres in the conservative sphere are happy that the unions are going to be brought down to size and Detroit is going to have to reform faster than they would have planned, I wonder this aloud.

If you had been offered these incentive laden contracts that were negotiated by the companies and the unions, would you have turned them down?

No you would not.

I don't blame the guys over at AIG who signed contracts that are guaranteeing them a certain amount of money if they stay on during this transition in the companies history either. The rebuke that the govt and the media has given them is mild compared to the thrashing the auto companies have received.

In fact the next time a popular conservative writer such as Michelle Malkin writes a bad thing about the bonuses that are being given out to FAILING white collar sector bailouts, will be the FIRST time.

While I understand the anger, I can see the hypocrisy of how the auto companies have been treated ( poorly) and how the financial sector has been treated ( not so poorly). This bodes incredibly bad for the conservatives who hope to make inroads in the next election and for the future of gaining the " Reagan Democrats" who propelled us to victories in 1980,1984,1988.

Those blue collar democrats actually have much more in common with conservatives than most people know. Let's hope the finger in the eye treatment we have been giving them ends and we can begin to forge a road back to a more prosperous country sooner rather than later


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Only for Football fans

This had me really upset.

I was kinda hoping the T O came to Detroit. Oh well.

By the way. This video is meant to be funny , if you dont understand football or have a sense of humor, SORRY

Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama trys to screw Wounded Vets, how so vey compassionate

I'm so PISSED off about this story I can't see straight..from Yahoo news........

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."

I don't care that the administration has backpedaled on this AFTER the Democrats in Congress said this was DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

This is really the part that IRKS me. You might be trying to figure some way to generate income CASUE YOUR SPENDING A SHIT LOAD OF MONEY. Some damn bean counter came up with this asinine idea to have the men and women who have SERVED and sacrificed for this country pay for their own medical insurance with injuries suffered WHILE IN COMBAT. Yeah i don't expect the egg head to know that might be a bad idea, he probably thinks Wrestling is not staged...YOU DILLWEED.

You might think though, that ELECTED officials such as Rahm Emanuel and Barrack Obama would have their radars go up on this issue. Especially after the the commander of the American legion has a meeting with you TOOLS, and you let the man leave red faced and he says this...... " he refused to hear arguments" meaning the President.

Do you actually think the press is going to look the other way on every DUMB ASS thing you people propose.

This is an embarrassment to the people of this country, and more IMPORTANTLY to the men and women who have worn this country's uniform and been injured.

This country deserves much better than these amateurs at the helm!!!

Read the rest of this sickening story...Right Here

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jon Stewart nails Obama administration

Here at Duke over America we offer our opinions, which sometimes means that we are a taaaad bit critical of people sometimes. I have spoken of Jon Stewart being a funny guy but a bit of a tool with a agenda. Also It worries me that people actually will quote his show on serious issues verbatim.

When someone get's it right though they should be pointed out for that, unlike how they do it on MSNBC!!!!!

On this issue Stewart got it right. Not the part about the Navy seals either!!!!!

Check it out Via Hot Air right HERE

Monday, March 16, 2009

Alec Baldwin is right...I kinda wanna cry

This is troubling news. Last week on Countdown, everyone's favorite sportscaster turned Liberal HACK kinda praised President Bush. Now Alec Baldwin actually said something that made sense, that he didn't READ from a script....... From the Wall Street Journal........

We're constantly told that taxes don't matter to business and investors, but listen to that noted supply-side economist, Alec Baldwin. The actor recently rebuked New York Governor David Paterson for threatening to try to help close the state's $7 billion budget deficit by canceling a 35% tax credit for films shot in the Big Apple.

"I'm telling you right now," Mr. Baldwin declared, "if these tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse, and television is going to collapse and it's all going to go to California." Well, well. Apparently taxes do matter, at least when it comes to filming "30 Rock" in Manhattan.

Tax cuts matter. WHEW. Glad I lived long enough to see that proven. I mean when a liberal icon get's it, debate over right?

The only thing he got wrong is that the state of Michigan is offering better tax incentives than California right now. Bring 30 rock here to the mitt Alec. The only difference between Michigan and California is...................... Hold on...Wait for it....

The weather

Read the rest of the Journal story HERE

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Darth Cheney and the war on Terror

Whatever your opinion of Dick Cheney is, this is one thing I feel cant be disputed. He is one of the most serious and forthright politicians we have had in national politics.

The message he delivered on CNN yesterday was a harsh reminder of what we are up against in the war on terror and it's consequences if we fail.

In a wide-ranging interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Cheney said the harsh interrogations of suspects and the use of warrantless electronic surveillance were "absolutely essential" to get information to prevent more attacks like the 2001 suicide hijackings that targeted New York and Washington.

"President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack," he said.

I know it is in VOGUE right now not to water board and to close GITMO because the " HOPE" is the terrorists will treat us better. What was it that we did to these looney's before Sept 11, 2001? Ohhhhhhhh that's right we were nice to Israel.

Cheney delivers a sobering assessment on the Obama's administrations change of direction in handling these killers. Treating this as a law enforcement matter and not a military one will severely hamper us in continuing this battle going into the future. The Clinton administration did the same thing, but I believe had 9-11 happened under Bill Clinton he would have pursued the same course as Bush did and change the application of how to handle these scum as a military matter.

If God forbid another attack happens, I wonder what President Obama's excuse will be?

Read the rest of the story and see the video rightHERE

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nancy Pelosi loves her some military Planes

She's Got a Ticket to ride and she don't care...... The Beatles in 1965 speaking possibly of future Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Welllllllll our lil Nancy does have a ticket to ride, and it seems if the ride is not to her choosing she seems to throw a fit like a teenager being denied a ticket to a Jonas Bros concert.

From Women on the Web..

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to treat the Air Force like her own personal airline.

Well, that’s according to Judicial Watch, a public interest group that has Defense Department documents dishing the dirt on Pelosi’s frequent requests for military air travel. Pelosi apparently really likes the G5 plane, in particular.

Geeeez what the hell Nancy, you have to be knocked down to a G-5? Was Air Force One not available?

This women was on some people's radar's a long time ago as a TOP hypocrite and she in not failing those who had faith in her all those years ago.Lecture us ALL about the dangers of global warming and our carbon footprint but demand the best plane to haul your ass around the country FREE!! That she has the audacity to demand the Air Force account for where these planes are that she thinks she is entitled too and that they fly out of their way back to her diggs in California to accommodate her is absolutely ludicrous.

I would like to think the people of San Fransisco would wisen up and send her packing.

But I could also hope for a Beatles reunion too, and that aint happening either!!!

Read the rest of this story right here

Carville wanted Bush to fail in 2001

It is my quest here at Duke over America to prove that James Carville is not a brilliant political strategist. He's a good one, but not brilliant. Give me Bill Clinton in 1992 with the the setup he had and Clinton wins by another 3 to 5 points!!!

So when last week as I posted here that our non boy wonder along with his tool like pal were exposed for setting the MSM afire with a plot to demonize Rush Limbaugh and deflect the crap that The White house and The Congress were trying to shove down our throats I was non too surprised.

I was however surprised when i read this today over at Fox news....

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."

I think I just heard the sound of James brains splattering on the wall, what lil brain matter the rajun cajun has left.

The article never goes into what it is about Bush's policies that Carville wants to 'FAIL" just that he want Bush to fail. Unlike the recent Rush flap where Limbaugh specifically points out what policies he wants of Obama's to fail. I doubt Carvile was specific. He rarely is.

It is very troubling though that this is JUST coming out about the architect of the Rush non story and how he has been able to manipulate the press for so long!!!

I guess it shows that when you put PARTY before COUNTRY anything goes, as long as you get paid,and even if your country suffers

Read the Fox News cliphere

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Chinese just wanted to Play


The Chinese on Sunday decided to play chicken with a U.S Navy ship Impeccable, which is a Ocean mapping ship. This is how the Incident happened according to the good guys......

"On March 8th 2009, five Chinese vessels shadowed and aggressively manoeuvred in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable, in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the US ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters," the Pentagon said.

I'm sure this has NOTHING to do the Chinese possibly trying to test the new Obama administration as they did with Bush administration with the spy plane incident in April of 2001.

The Chinese were quiet for the rest of Bush's terms at least in challenging us publicly again with any military force. We shall see how well the message is received in Beijing from the new Sheriff in town.

I'm guessing this will happen again and again!!!!

Read the rest of the story

Marines with Bush & Marines with Obama...hmmmmm

The Marines have spoken....Listen

When it's Carville and Begala ya know it's gotta be DUMB

Just one day after getting my Liberal errrrrrrr Progressive friends on Twitter all jacked up because I had the notion to suggest the Rush Limbaugh flap was a Democrat manufactured story line, this pops up in Politico

The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his inauguration, when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.

WOW how did I know that? If you have watched Carville and his Lil sidekick Begala for any number of years you know they are the most uncreative pair of political hacks ever to grace the American political scene. Yes even more so than Bob Shrum.

These two have been living off their alleged brilliance in the 1992 campaign and milking it for every dollar their untalented little hides can muster. Running a campaign with Bill Clinton against a lethargic sitting President and a third party Billionaire,R Kelly could have run that campaign while he was not chasing underage girls.

That this story has not been front PAGE news and that the other conference call conspiracy culprit in George Stephanopoulos still is the Chief Washington Correspondent over at ABC news is really telling.

The Main Stream media are no longer reporting the news, they are more interested in MAKING up the news

Click to read the politico story right here

Monday, March 9, 2009

Al Gore RUNS from his critics

The Gore has struck again!!

On his continuing moneymaking venture called " Global Warming INC" Albert went to talk with WSJ Eco nomics gab fab in California. Someone had the cojnes to question the High Preist of Global Warming....From the WSJ

Former Vice President Al Gore repeated his message that climate change is a planetary emergency at the WSJ’s Eco:nomics conference in California. The Nobel-prize winner declined to take any questions from reporters, but he did receive a couple of challenges from attendees, including Bjorn Lomborg. But don’t expect Mr. Gore to debate the merits of how best to tackle climate change anytime soon.

WHOA. Who is this Bjorn Lomborg and why does he question the Goracle?

It seems Mr Lomborg has a little bit of a different opinion on The former V P's claims about the Catastrophe we are heading towards. Why Albert did not want to enter into a debate is quite obvious. HE KNOWS HE's LYING.

Gore is making a TON of dough off of this while America foots the bill. That he is able to still make his pilgrimages to all parts of the earth telling his falsehoods about the Earth being the warmest it has ever been is disturbing.

Hopefully Mr Lomborg will continue in his quest to debate Albert. If Al ever has enough of that Tennessee Whiskey they make in his home state and accepts he will get creamed and I want a front row seat!!!!

Bjorn Lomborg

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jon Stewart beware...Here comes "The Snark Factor with Fingers Malloy"

Back to the grind, have not posted in 3 weeks it seems.

I was Indiana over the weekend preparing for the launch of the most innovative thing to come down the pike since the invention of the Internet and Global Warming by Al Gore.

I'm proud to announce that " The Snark Factor with Fingers Malloy" makes it's debut tomorrow at 5p.m. on RFC

What is the Snark Factor you ask? Well let me quote the RFC radio website to answer that question

Imagine a radio show that combines the writing style of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with the satirical commentary of The Daily Show.

The difference between these shows and The Snark Factor is that this radio show will be written from a right wing point of view. And it will all be jam-packed into 30 minutes.

How is this possible?

Three words:

Fingers Malloy!!

Check out this soon to be award winning PROMO...

If Liberals can use children for effect why not Conservatives?

I'm happy as hell to say that I'm part of this fine program and that If you don't listen Fingers and I have nothing better to do so we will find you and beat you!!!

For the children of course!!!!

Please Listen to " The Snark Factor with Fingers Malloy" Tues @5 pm on RFC RADIO.COM


Monday, March 2, 2009

Rush Limbaugh & The conservative intelligentsia

The Micheal Steele, Rush Limbaugh dust up over the past couple of days has actually been somewhat amusing to watch. I was a bit surprised that Mr Steele would let a True Entertainer, like D L Hugley rope him into such a dumb question and ridiculous premise on his show Sat as to whether Rush is the leader of the GOP.

Micheal Steele has a TON of experience in these type of situations and knows how to sidestep this stuff. The Democrats are trying to tag a figure THEY deem as unpopular as 'LEADING THE CHARGE" and want to change the subject from what they are trying to shove down our throats. Steele apologized Monday after Limabugh went on his radio program and responded to the Hughley program and comments made.

Now I know a lot of this will be spun as Steele groveling. Total Bullshit. Rush is not the leader of any movement or party anymore than Keith Olberman is for the Dems, although fellow blogger John Brodigan makes a somewhat convincing tongue in cheek point on this here Rush is a voice in the conservative movement and a very loud voice. I really believe Steele is much smarter than the trap he got pulled into on Sat getting baited on this stupid premise.

The point Limbaugh is bringing up and being attacked for namely wanting Obama to fail is absurd. IF the President is trying to promote policies that are going to drag the country down it is our duty to try and oppose him and anyone else who lines up for this boondoggle.Just as I thought President Bush was wrong on his domestic spending increases and the Libs on the war.

Which brings me to a lil thing which has been bugging me for over a year now.

The liberals have a unusual allies in this smear effort on El Rushbo.

The Conservative ELITE.

I don't know any of these people personally but I read what they write and I'm amazed at the hate they have for Limbaugh. I get if you don't particularly care for Rush's over the top pontificating, I tire of it too. He can be a lil overbearing and over the top.

But on the issue of the President being wrong to take the country down this road, Rush is RIGHT. And if you scholars would take a moment to separate yourselves from your own ego's you would know he's right on most other things also. I know this is hard for most of these people to do , being that they are really too busy to tell you how smart they are, or what degrees they have.Or how many times they have met President Bush and how long they worked for some elected official or the GOP committee.

This is the thing Egg heads, the people you need to get Conservatives elected don't care. Never have, never will.

This probably makes you sad. Don't fret, there is a movement brewing that you will become part of and try to claim as your own and that fine, middle America doesn't care who get's the credit just as long as the job get's done and the right people are elected.

Now please don't get me wrong just because you don't get Rush, doesn't mean you fall into the above category. Those that I have engaged in conversation through written correspondence are not able to articulate what it is that Rush is saying that is wrong. They just don't like the a " GUY" like Limbaugh is saying it.

Hopefully to achieve our mutual goal of helping America continue to be the best country it can be, those who are the self proclaimed a taddddd bit smarter than the rest of us can play nice with us dullards and get along.

Do it or the Bus to 2010 will most likely run you over

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Your energy cost going UP, Thanks to the AGE OF OBAMA

So here we go ,

On the Sunday news talk shows two Obama administration officials basically said " SCREW YOU " to the American people.

But they said it with smiles on their faces at least

From The USA today....

The administration's top budget official, Peter Orszag, said on ABC's "This Week" that Americans can expect higher energy prices as a result of the administration's budget and stimulus plans.

Speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," Emanuel said energy costs are too low, anyway, and U.S. car companies relied too long on gas-guzzling autos and failed to invest in alternative energy vehicles.

Glad we got that out of the way. I mean we really have been paying WAY too little for energy prices ,well since the last failed Presidency in modern day history ended. In case your wondering that would be Jimmy Carters Presidency

And this bunch of liberal tool boxes is making a run at Carter's ineptitude at breakneck speed.

I really don't remember anyone in the Obama campaign saying " Hey were gonna spend a TON of money we haven't even printed yet and your going to pay more in prices for energy all across the board" I do remember them blaming the Bush administration for high gas price at the pump while alleging that the Bushies were in cahoots with big oil.

Who are you guys in cahoots with?

And as I posted a couple of weeks ago right here why in the HELL are the unions in bed with the DEMOCRATS when they constantly kick those guys. No one and I mean no one ( especially EVERYONE IN GOVERNMENT) could foresee the market dropping out from underneath them like the BIG 3 have. Americans are not buying more fuel efficient cars from Japan and not Detroit ...THERE NOT BUYING CARS.

But that doesn't fit Rahm and the democrats story scenario so off we go with more demagoguery.

To read the rest of the story, click here