Sunday, November 30, 2008

Obama’s Administration Causes Drunkenness

I have started a new drinking game. Every time Obama announces a new member of his administration of “Change” and they are a former member of the Clinton Administration, I drink.

I am so wasted… and it appears I will be for quite some time.

I know I am drunk, but did Webster’s redefine the word “Change”? I mean, I we have serious issues in America right now, so believe it or not, I am pulling for Obama to be successful, but already I have failed to see any change or new blood in Washington.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bad Ass Online Movie Poster

Might be on of the coolest poster concepts that I have seen in a long time.

Click to see it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It Is A Simple Question

The Big Three in Detroit are asking you and Ito bail them out. The UAW Union was told it would need to make some consessions but just yesteday in a press conference claim they have made enough already.

So my question is simple: Whu do the Union Auto makers need bailed but Toyota and Honda don't?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Meaning of Sports: Fathers and Sons

Ron Bennington of the Ron and Fez Show on Sirius-XM XM202 (and Sirius 197) is a big Phillies fan. During the World Series on their daily show there was a running joke that no one was allowed to actually talk about it. No callers, no one on the show, no one. Ron did not want to "jinx" it. It was a funny bit and a running joke, but apparently there was something really special about this win.

Now I am not an enormous fan of Baseball. The Cubs are my team and at best I watch the occasional game, the play offs and the Series, but the meaning of baseball is not lost on me. For so many, Baseball represents more than just the game. It represents a connection, a bond with someone special.

The day after the Series ended, Ron began what would become an off-the-cuff monologue about what the game means to him. Rarely are there serious moments on Ron and Fez, but when there are, it is worth it. Take 10 minutes and listen to what the game of baseball, the Phillies in particular, mean to this man. I think a lot of sons can relate in one way or another.

I am lucky. I have a great relationship with my father. We talk about a lot of things and are at that point in our lives where we are adult friends. As with any father-son relationship, it was not always like that. For us, even if there were rough patches, we had football. My family had season tickets to the Bengals so for many, many years we had a family event every other week during the fall and winter. You would be amazed how much a family can bond in a stadium of tens of thousands of people.

Listen to Ron talk about his dad.
(Be warned, it is an uncensored channel, so there are curse words)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Obama Supporters Unsure What To Live For Now

We all know some people who are afflicted with this condition.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Senator Sara Palin

It looks like Sen. Stevens of Alaska may win his seat again. The senate will kick him out, so that leaves an open seat. Unless I am wrong, the governor of Alaska get to appoint someone, right?

I have a recommendation for the Governor. She should appoint herself. How do you like them apples?


JR Hoeft at the original Bearing Drift has called away orders. Orders I think we should all heed and Bearing Drift Ohio will keep this flag raised!

Gov. Strickland’s Thugs Being Investigated: Gee, I am shocked

Helen Jones-Kelley
As you will recall, the director of the Department of Job and Family Services, Helen Jones-Kelley abused her power to investigate Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber." Joe was the guy who dared to question the Messiah, Barack Obama in his own driveway. Democrat and MAXED OUT DONOR TO OBAMA Jones-Kelly and the Strickland Administration just wouldn’t stand for that.

Joe’s files and information was looked into and as you recall, Gov. Strickland said that it was, “… not politically motivated.”


Well, yesterday Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland placed the director of the Department of Job and Family Services on paid leave today for possibly using a state computer and e-mail account for political fund-raising. Ah yes, suspended for illegal use of state equipment for fund raising, but the illegal snooping into Joe the Plumber? No, not that. Goes to show you which one is ok with Ted “Tony Soprano” Strickland.

So now that the election is over, Jones-Kelley is being investigated for political wrong doing… But by no coincidence prior to November 4, there was no political motivation.

Are we to believe that this suspension is non-punitive as well? The fact is, post election Strickland and his thugs want to do their best to keep this out of sight and out of mind until you forget about it. There is no need to brag about it anymore since their message was already sent loud and clear: Question a Democrat, and you will be punished.

It is sad that an African American would use intimidation in an attempt to conduct voter intimidation. Maybe she should look into her soul and talk to her older relatives and decide if her actions are any better than those of the past.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Obama Slams Nancy Reagan

Imagine for just one moment that a Republican made a joke about ANY Kennedy, or a Clinton, or any one of thier families.

But what we will hear? "Oh relax... it was just a joke."

Really? Had a talk show host or radio jock made a joke about Ted Kennedy, or anything like this about a Democrat, there would be calls for them to be fired, Olbermann would be pitching a fit and people would cry to boycott sponsors... But it was not a radio person. It was the next President of the United States who asked for a new civil tone and dignity in politics. Wow, between this comment and choosing Rohm "Republicans can go fuck themselves" Emanuel as COS (yes he said that in an interview in 2006), looks like we are off to a great start for "change". (sigh)

TRIVIA: Guess which board Emanuel has served on? If you guessed Freddie Mac, you are right. Funny how these folks all seem to be connected to this crisis they now claim to have the answers for, isn’t it?

More Predictions: Obama Breaks Promises, But Of Course, Not His Fault

Another prediction here. Eventually Obama will come out and say things are "So bad, worse than he thought" that he is not going to be able to keep so many of his promises, including his tax cut promises.

Golly gee... who – saw – that- coming?

What does this mean? He either had no real clue while he was running, or he lied to get elected.

Duh, it’s both. But watch the beyond blind loyalty to the Messiah as he will do nothing he promises (Tax cuts, brings home ALL of the troops in Iraq in 90 days, and so much more). Will he be called a liar? No, of course not. His ‘followers’ will blame everyone (mainly Bush) for EVERY promise Obama breaks.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Prediction: Obama Will Have To Be Told To Back Off

For the record, I am predicting today that President-Elect Obama will try to be the President before January 20th. He and his people will make the argument that the people have spoken and although not sworn in, his policies and decisions should trump those of the current administration. Just wait.

Sadly, this will not be driven by a sense of duty , but instead by arrogance and a sense of immaculate entitlement. When you are told that you are “The One” for so long, you begin to believe it.

What Now for the GOP and Conservatives

Anyone who knows me knows that I am proud "South Park Conservative". I fear that the powers that be will try to slam the GOP back to a far religious-right party in response to this loss. Those same people will fail to admit that the loss is tied more to George Bush than to anything else, period.

Fiscal conservatism and self reliance is the key, NOT going after music, books, gays and bowing to demands from the religious right.

I will fight any movement to the extreme social right. I will fight anyone who uses this election as some sort of 'proof' or mandate that we need to move socially to the right. I actually saw a few conservative blogs posting a cartoon that shows a tent and it reads "Time to shrink it." That saddens me.

These people look at this loss and say "it is because we have moved from religious right values" but fail to admit that as a brand we were hurt are fooling themselves and are simply going for a power grab. George Bush is to the GOP brand what rear end collision explosions were to the Pinto. A hard pill to swallow but until we do, we will keep chasing our big government, paranoid cronyism, judgmental tails.

Trust me; the ultra right wing of the party is poised to take over. These are those who would rather scream and yell at a gay man than save our economy our build communities. We know who they are and before you hand them the keys, remember, they are the ones who were in charge and created this slow fused decay of the party.

In the coming days I will begin to “think out loud” here on Bearing Drift Ohio and explain what I believe and what I will fight for as a Conservative. Some stances may be overly obvious but some might surprise you. No matter what, I think it is time for the many voices of Conservatism to speak out before they are over powered by those who wish to silence dissent in the GOP.

For now there are two great posts on the Original Bearing Drift by JR Hoeft and Jason Kenney that are worth reading.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ohio Sec. of State: Obama’s Best Insurance

"Well, I tell you what, it helps in Ohio that we've got Democrats in charge of the machines."
- Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama