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Bloviating Zeppelin: President #44: His First 100 Days

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

President #44: His First 100 Days


Mr Obama ends his "first 100 days" -- and much is apparently made of this so-called benchmark. Not that it's particularly important in itself, but I'll observe nevertheless.

I submit, however, that it's not about Mr Obama's 100 days; it's about the nation's 100 days.

In my opinion, these past 100 days bode poorly for our future (see the New York Post's "100 Days, 100 Mistakes"). Much of this prognostication stems, I am first to admit, from policies and decisions made under the prior Bush presidency. Yet, for someone claiming to desire "change" it appears that change is not what Mr Obama desires on many levels.

And the growing of the government continues not just unabated but abetted absolutely geometrically -- to the point where it frightens not just the bulk of US citizens but those in other nations. In no economic text or theory does it state or imply that one may spend oneself out of debt or recession. This single example personifies a complete lack of economic understanding, much less common sense, and brings to question every other policy and decision of Mr Obama.

Change involves taking steps that may not be in keeping with the public's wants. The public, more than at any other point in our history, wants its Free Cheese -- though it has clearly been beaten, over the years, into this belief by its educational and political systems.

The Left and Greens speak and write repeatedly of "sustainability." Our ecosystems, they say, and resulting human policies must be "sustainable."

I completely concur. Because our current path of government expansion with its concomitant requirement for greater taxes, and the dwindling pool of those paying into the system vs those taking from the system -- this model is completely UNsustainable.

On another level, more than at other time in our nation's history, Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals" are in effect and very broadly utilized by those on the Left, specifically Rule # 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Meaning: attack the individual. And, more importantly, label the individual. These labels customarily include the words "racist," "sexist," and "hater."

And instead of possessing the ability to discuss, at length, any series of issues we are to the point where one almost cannot even disagree publicly with a Left agenda -- witness Miss California and her recent opinion regarding gay marriage.

Sadly, it satisfies the Left completely to eradicate public discussion or verbal or written opposition; witness the various pushes to create "hate speech" and the proposed crushing of free market thought and speech in radio. And, at the same time, witness the collapse of many of the Left's favorite media organs such as newspapers, television, magazines.

The Left fails to realize that the more it pushes, the harder it pushes, the more opposition is being bred. This is a massively important concept to comprehend -- particularly in regard to consequences or what I call the "logical extension."

Our Constitution and its Bill of Rights are under fire. From without and within. And when you erode our very foundation -- the rest of the entire house quivers.

BZ

11 Comments:

Anonymous WMD_Maker said...

If his first 100 days are any indication the country will cease to exist at about 365.

Wed Apr 29, 08:11:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

Except for the bail-outs.....so far so good.

IMO.

Wed Apr 29, 08:36:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous WMD_Maker said...

GOOD?!?!?!?!?!

Are you F...ing INSANE?

Wed Apr 29, 09:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

It's going to be a rough two or four years for those who truly believe in freedom.

Wed Apr 29, 09:39:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

OK WMD you're correct.....

Great!

Anything, and I mean anything but a Born Again Conservative/Liberal Christian Closet Cock-sucker.

Wed Apr 29, 10:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ron Russell said...

The clock is now ticking on the second hundred days of "The One", if the masses continue to support this fool then they will get what they deserve. Those who will be hurt the most will be the most faithful supporters of Obama---these are the "cannot do" crowd who are unwilling to take care of themselves and constantly looking to government to solve their problems---Obama will drive the economy and with it the government into the ground and then these poor souls will be left with nothing to prop them up---I'm almost crying for these poor, poor people.

Wed Apr 29, 10:31:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

100 days?? Already?? My how time just zips by while we're becoming a socialist nation...

Ranando, you really HAVE gone over the edge...

Wed Apr 29, 10:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF and Ranando: I suspect it's because we haven't been clocked in the head with more taxes although, in Fornicalia, our income tax went up, sales tax up, and the registration for my Toyota RAV4 just DOUBLED. But hey, I TRUST my politicians to spend it all most wisely.

BZ

Wed Apr 29, 10:56:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

RR,

The only fool is the one that thinks One Man can distroy this country.

TF,

I know, who the hell wants to be normal, no fun in that.

Wed Apr 29, 10:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cary said...

Is it just me, or do most of TEH ONE's photos show him with the middle finger extended in some way?

must be my imagination - no way would someone intentionally do that ... right?

Thu Apr 30, 10:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Yes, the thought is in the air about America... well should we remember Balshazzar.

Well indeed.

Fri May 01, 10:42:00 AM PDT  

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