Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania’

Who’s Responsible

May 13, 2010

Today I have a question for you. Who is responsible for this country? Let’s look at this question in a few different ways. Who is responsible for our economic situation? Is Bush really the one who is responsible for all this crap? He did start it didn’t he? Did Bush start tarp or was it Pelosi and the boys? Or, is Obama responsible now? After all, he is the man in charge. When you buy a company do you go in and a year later blame its failure on the fact that your predecessor started it?

OK, let’s forget that for now. Who is responsible for border security? Bush didn’t get the fence built. Obama isn’t working on it. Should the State of Arizona do it all? What about Sheriff Joe? Can he do it all? I hear he’s running for Governor. The Governor they have is doing a pretty good job isn’t she? But what about Texas? Here’s an ADD question. How come we don’t hear about problems in New Mexico? Arnold is a total waste of space but then California got what they bargained for.

OK, forget that. What about unemployment? Why are GM and GE not doing more for America’s workers? (That even sounds communist.) Should there be some kind of law that says everybody is entitled to a job? What about Steve Jobs? He’s doing pretty well isn’t he? Shouldn’t he put on some more people? Or maybe the Microsoft guy, I hear he’s doing pretty good? Say, what about the feds? I hear they’re putting on 16,000 IRS agents? What’s that all about anyway?

OK, let’s look at this from my prospective. Who TOOK responsibility over the fields of Pennsylvania on September 11? Oh yeah. The American people baby, that’s who. I submit to you that the American people are responsible for this whole thing. Perhaps we should get off our couch and go vote. Or maybe do something radical like campaign for the candidate that is going to do the job we elect them for. How about this, get yourself elected? Ow that’s freaky huh?

Hey, just shooting from the hip here. Until next time, screw environmentalists.


February 8, 2010

Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district became the next in line with the opportunity to make a difference today with the untimely passing of Jack Murtha. Murtha, who is probably best known for his role in the Abscam investigation also has a small, local airport in his district that carries his name, as well it should with the $200 million in federal subsidies it has received.

Murtha only spent 36 years in the House so compared to some he was a short timer, but during his time he mastered the art of the earmark and brought more pork to his district than many others could ever dream of. That kind of BS will be hard to match so hopefully the people of Pennsylvania’s 12th district will choose liberty over pork this time. The time sure is right with all the Tea Party action and political awareness out there, not to mention the demise of the “lyin’ of the senate”.

What with the defection of Arlen Specter and Murtha being named one of the twenty most corrupt members of congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington here’s hoping that the people of Pennsylvania are more careful in their choice this time. I just hope we see another Scot Brown type of victory.

I have what I call the misery imposition index(MII), basically an index that I apply to a politician that reflects the amount of misery they have imposed on the people. Murtha’s MII was topped only by a few and at the risk of sounding like a calloused liberal death panel member judging the life or death of a senior citizen I think that Murtha’s MII had far outweighed his worthiness to society. I only heard him speak once and that was to railroad a vote through to the constant protest of the minority party members present. This is the way I will remember him.