Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama Seen as Anti-Business by 77% of U.S. Investors

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey.

The global quarterly poll of investors and analysts who are Bloomberg subscribers finds that 77 percent of U.S. respondents believe Obama is too anti-business and four-out-of-five are only somewhat confident or not confident of his ability to handle a financial emergency.

“Investors no longer feel they can trust their instincts to take risks,” said poll respondent David Young, a managing director for a broker dealer in New York. Young cited Obama’s efforts to trim bonuses and earnings, make health care his top priority over jobs and plans to tax “the rich or advantaged.”

Is anyone surprised by this? Who on earth would believe a SOCIALIST would be good for businesses or investors? I think things will turn around somewhat now that the SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS can't ram their agenda down our throats. What did they accomplish with control of Congress and the White House? Anyone? Anyone? Yeah, I couldn't come up with anything either. The Democrats have been saying all this is a mess left to them by the previous administration. What I say to them is what kind of mess have they left for the next TWO administrations? A pretty big one.

Air America Radio closing, filing for bankruptcy

LOS ANGELES – Air America Radio, a radio network that was launched in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators, on Thursday shut down abruptly due to financial woes.

"The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America's business. This past year has seen a `perfect storm' in the media industry generally," the company said in a statement on its Web site.

Umm, Economic times in 2006-2008 were peachy. Investors were raking in money from the oil boom. I guess no one wanted to fund this crappy radio station.

The New York-based network said its "painstaking search for new investors" came close to succeeding even this week, "but ultimately fell short."

I guess George Soros couldn't afford to buy the presidency AND fund radio broadcasts no one tuned in to listen to.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

LMAO, well done

Richard Winters, Commander of Easy Company during World War II, turns 92 today.

Per Wikipedia:
Major Richard D. Winters (born January 21, 1918) is a former United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.

Company E, also known as "Easy Company" (per the contemporary Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet), parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and eventually into Germany. Later in the war, Winters rose to command the 2nd Battalion. Following the end of hostilities Winters was discharged from the army and returned to civilian life, working in New Jersey.

In 1951, during the Korean War, Winters was recalled to the Army from the inactive list and briefly served as a regimental planning and training officer on staff at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Although issued orders for deployment, he was not sent to Korea. After discharge he worked at a few different jobs before founding his own company and selling farming products.

Winters has been featured in a number of books and was portrayed in the 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers by Damian Lewis. He has been a regular guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He retired in 1997 and lives on a farm in Pennsylvania.

A true hero. Happy Birthday sir.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Stunning Loss for the Democrats

Democrat Martha Coakley's defeat for the seat that Ted Kennedy held for 46 years could signal big problems for President Obama and his party.

In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in office.

Lots of big questions surround this unlikely Republican victory.
  • Will Scott Brown be able to stop the Health Care Bill going through congress now?
  • Is this a sign or perhaps a warning for the Democrats in the mid-term elections to be held in November?
  • How on earth does a liberal in a liberal state lose a 20 point lead?
  • Who invented Cheese Whiz and why?
If you don't watch the news analysis shows in the evening, you are going to miss out on how the Democrats SPIN this loss. They have already said this wasn't a sign from the people that they are sick of the nonsense in Washington DC. They have already said "outside forces" and not people from Massachusetts, turned the election for Brown. This last statement was not to say that any voter fraud occurred, that is why this statement is so silly, votes for Brown won the election.

Note to other liberals running this fall. If you want to win...
  • Buy a pickup truck, hell wear overalls if you must
  • Yes Martha, there are terrorists in Afghanistan
  • Do not diss your local professional baseball team or its players
  • Forget about being "entitled", you are not, no one is
  • Don't go on holiday vacation during an election race
  • If people are waiting in the snow to shake your hand you better by God, shake everyone of them
I wonder how many Obama democrats will distance themselves from him and try to redefine their candidacy closer to the middle in order to hold on to their seats? You saw former Senator Hillary Clinton do it in her bid for reelection. So its not uncommon for it to happen. Watch for it.