Friday, August 13, 2010

When was THAT moment?

There's been THAT moment for all of us...the moment when we knew we could not continue. We've all had one...well, maybe except for Brett Favre...but there have been moments for us all; the moment when we knew we could not continue what we had been doing. For some, it was a career whether an NFL career, or (like me) police work...for others, it could just be the moment we realized that doing what we were doing, was not getting us what we wanted.

Many of us have been able to handle it with class and dignity...many of us have not. I left my law enforcement profession with ease. On the other hand, I had to be dragged kicking and screaming away from the (open mic) stage. Similarly, many can retire gracefully, attending their respective luncheons, etc., never to be heard from (figuratively) again...while others, just seem to never go away...

I've got to hand it to "W" ... he's handled his "fall from grace" with much aplomb. I know, I know...he probably doesn't even know the meaning of the word, but I digress. Unlike his predecessor Clinton/Gore, the dimwitted Texan has not been heard from...perhaps because he has a book coming out in November, "Decision Points." But, perhaps...maybe, just maybe, he believes in tradition and understands that "former" presidents do not criticize current presidents. Oh well, one can dream, can't he?

Where am I going with this? No, I'm not wondering what Obama will do in 2013...oops, did I let that slip? Actually, the only way he won't be re-elected is if the Dems hold congress (by close to similar margins) after the upcoming 2010 elections. If the Reeps take over (or make significant gains), the President will receive the much needed cover which he appears to be coveting. I mean, why else would he do "so many things," which have caused the people (on BOTH sides) so much distress?

"What the hell?" Oh, hi Jack...I suppose you don't get it, but allow me to break it down for you. Whether you believe the economy (or Bush recession) was worse than we first thought...or that the actions being taken by the current administration (Obama depression) have brought on a near-double dip recession, let's face it; NO ONE believes the country is doing better. Here in California, incomes have DECLINED for the first time in 80 years!!!

Despite assurances from the powers-that-be, that the "stimulus" and "jobs bill" would create or save jobs (and guaranteeing that unemployment would not rise above 8.5 percent), they have had almost the opposite effect. Couple that with the inevitable increase in taxes...whether or not you believe your taxes will go up (heck, we're not quote-unquote rich)...THEY WILL...if not federal, it'll be state and local. Put it all together and what do you get? That's right...another moment...

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