All week I have been thinking about this bail out for Wall Street mess and how I feel about it. Unfortunately I think it is necessary. But let's all be clear about what this really is. It is welfare. And it's as plain and simple as that. Welfare for those who were just plain greedy and should know better.
Over at http://kdiddy.org/, Kelly B hits the nail on the head. Saying everything I wanted to say, but in much, much better English. She is getting her Masters in Professional Writing from CMU, Smarty Pants.
Couldn't have said it better than that Kelly B!
I'll write about the debates when I get a chance to watch it again.
Were there two debates on last night by any chance? I swear Ski and I watched two different ones.
Did anyone hear Obama specifically say when he became president he was going to invade Afghanistan and Pakistan?
I didn't think so.
And did anyone think that McCain sounded like a crotichey old man who just started rambling random countries to make sure we knew he knew. But ended up sounding like he just studied up on his High School Geography.
I thought so.
McCain should be part of our past instead of our future.
What bugged me most is John McCain didn't give Obama an ounce of respect. While Obama showed what a class act he is and didn't stoop to that level. And it showed.
The part I liked the best is when Obama actually said a few times "Yes John you are right, BUT" and went on to explain his take on the matter. McCain was all like Beavus and Butthead snorting hehe, told you, told you hehe. He totally didn't get it. And he never will.
A few poll numbers and observations by news agencies:
An instant telephone poll by CNN and Opinion Research Corp. after the debate scored a decisive win for Obama among 524 debate watchers. Asked who did the better job, 51 percent said Obama and 38 percent said McCain.
In a CBS News poll, uncommitted voters see Barack as the debate winner. When it comes to the economy, 66% say Barack would make the right decisions versus 42% for McCain.
David Gergen, CNN analyst, said, "McCain needed a clear victory tonight and I think that eluded him.
McCain's problem: Obama's obvious preparation and sharp answers contradicted McCain's frequent claims that the Democrat was uninformed and "didn't understand" key issues
The New York Times editorial board writes that Obama won the discussion of the economy and that McCain seemed out of step with the current moment
Dan Balz, providing analysis for the Washington Post, says there was no knockout punch Meanwhile his colleague Tom Shales sums up the night as 'McCain too nasty
A focus group of 45 voters with an "unmistakenly Republican tilt" believed that Obama won the night handily.
I don't think I need to go on.
Oh God, I pray John McCain goes back to just living off his POW experience. As David Letterman said, "Just give the guy a statue and move on."
One more thought, this past week, as well as during the RNC there were two instances where protesters interrupted campaign speeches. It's pretty telling how each candidate handled the situation.
Obama invited them in to hear what they were saying and maybe they could work the situation out.
McCain made a joke and ridiculed his protesters and everyone laughed and shouted USA. (What did that have to do with anything?)
I guess I don't have to write a whole other post on debates. I inadvertently just wrote it. Oppps.
38 more days and I will leave you all alone!