Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Thoughts for Today

Spending by the federal government on bridges and roads, as part of the "stimulus" package, isn't working to create more jobs. Duh. Those construction jobs where already there. Have you driven around the country lately? Is there anywhere you can escape construction zones? Growing federal expenditures will not get us out of a recession.

The controversy over Harry Reid's comments are absurd, but not unexpected. And the comparison to Lott is lost on me. Lott's beliefs were worse. Yes, Reid's comments probably are stupid, but everyone is stupid at times. Like when many went to the polls and elected stupid people. But there does seem to be a double-standard on this type of stuff.

There is a double-standard when it comes to both behavior and talk. Liberals are forgiven the majority of the time, while conservatives not so much. But remember, liberals are nicer with better intentions. And intentions count more than consequences. (Well that's what liberals believe).

You got the cons (conservatives) and the libs (liberals). Too warring camps. But there is a difference. Libs hate cons. They think cons are drooling, knuckle-dragging nincompoops. Which they are not. I know as many smart cons as I do smart libs. But the difference? Libs think of themselves as the elite. That's how cons see it too. Which view is more reality-based?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a movement to radically change California government, by getting rid of career politicians and chopping their salaries in half. A group known as Citizens for California Reform wants to make the California legislature a part time time job, just like it was until 1966.