reply to post by Southern Guardian
Yes interesting indeed. You will also note your registration date of Feb. 23, 2009 and that mine is June 12, 2006. Not to say anything about time on
the board makes one person better or not. The truth is that a person could be here for a very long time and still not be that great. But the point of
pointing out joining dates is your statement that I only joined during the election cycle has me a bit puzzled (and amused) because joining two years
before a presidential election year only would make me an election cycle joiner in the case of the 2008 election cycle that began in earnest two years
early compared to every other one.
I have spoken quite a bit on taxes, misrepresentation, and quite a number of non political topics as well. My political involvement goes back to 1988,
where at the age of 17 the local and state level republicans did spend quite a bit of time with me and I with them. One even introduced me to the then
VP Bush as "Mr Vice President, this is the young man I was telling you about...". Rather than talk shop on an election talking point, I asked about
when he was shot down in Pacific during WWII, waiting to see if our boys in the sub or the Japanese would get to him first, if he ever thought he
would one day stand on the threshold of becoming President. That far away look in his eyes told me that I had reached him. A few years later that was
confirmed when he recalled that story of being shot down in an interview.
I have also had lunch with Gov. Rhodes' (D) wife. She expressed the regret that her husband was unable to attend as planned due to handling an
immediate affair of State. After 22 years, I am hardly a johnny-come-lately to the world of politics. Nor at 39, do I have the excuse of youth to
You see, when I meet people of such stature, I try to speak with them on a personal level rather than careers. It isn't the job that makes the man.
In the event that I would happen to run into Obama, I'd probably talk about his childhood when he was sent to live with his grandparents in Hawaii.
But that is also when the stories of his life become weird. Like how it is also about the same time that he and his mother lived on food stamps (when
the program didn't exist) and his grandmother was the vice president of the Bank of Hawaii. Let's not forget his grandfather that is related to six
US presidents: James Madison, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
Hard to talk about humble beginnings, when a little research is done. But get on topic of taxes, 142.5 billion gallons of gasoline are purchased in a
year by best estimate. At 42 cents per gallon that is roughly $59.85 billion dollars collected. The whole budget for the Dept. of Transportation was
$68.2 Billion. Debt, no we haven't even started on the tax collected on diesel fuel by all the truck drivers, nor the airlines, nor duty on
Where does the $1.4 trillion the IRS takes in each year go to again? And how do they not complain when 10% of the people are unemployed if it takes
every last cent to make sure fires get put out and schools have books and all the other nonsense that has been claimed over the years? And most
importantly, how was it the country made it so many years without an income tax? Right, by at least half-way following the Constitution.
But it one thing to say I gave the man a chance, here is one the day after you joined.
link One on the first
bailout that Bush did--note the use of Wall St. and Main St. that later became an Obama slogan
Yes, I bashed Bush on both the Bailouts and on
the Mexican Pilot Program and few other issues. Keep in mind, I met the father, not the son and that Jeb was actually the favored one, not W.