I really like having a website. It is a lot of fun. I especially like watching it grow. On “the back side” I can see how many people have read an article and often where the lead came from. Every time I get a new subscriber I take a slow sip of my cocoa, tent my fingers together and whisper “excellent.”
I love the comment sections. In the (almost) two years Lifezilla has been in existence I have allowed commenters to comment. “Commenters gotta comment, haters gotta hate, murders gotta murd” – I always say. I have to approve a persons first comment, after that I have it set up to approve automatically. I have a rule that I don’t reply to comments. Well…it’s really more of a guideline than a rule; I have replied a couple of times. I figure I said my peace in the article and if I have more to say I’ll write a new one.
Yesterday I received a comment that suggested any opposition to Obama could only be explained by “deep-seated racism.”
It was all I could do to not spew my cookies. I didn’t approve the comment.
The fact that Obama’s presidency isn’t only a failure but a colossal failure isn’t even really in dispute anymore. But, as a country we looked at his first term with record unemployment, no economic growth, metastasizing government, and of course, exploding debt and said, “Oh yeah! Sign me up for more of that.”
Now granted, the economy was in the crapper when Obama became President. Wouldn’t it be so funny if some people blamed George W. Bush for the recent government shut down?
Oh wait. They do!!!!
The saddest thing about that video is that their vote counts the same as mine.
Now because I have liberal friends who get all butt-hurt if I generalize anything, I’m going to concede that sooooomewhere in the 300 million plus people in America there is proooooobably one person or two who miiiiiight believe Obama sucks as a president because of the color of his skin.
The saddest thing about that is their vote counts the same as mine.
No. He is a failure as a president for real reasons (normally I would have links to all the following stories, but I’m too lazy today. You can Google them if you’re interested):
1- Obama is on pace to double the Federal debt in the 8 years of his presidency.
2- The U.S. has fallen in global competitiveness rankings every year.
3- Food stamp recipients up 50%.
4- A record number of Americans on disability (up 20%).
5- Median household income has gone down every year.
6- A record poverty rate of 16.1%
7- Gas prices have doubled.
8- Labor participation rate is at a 35-year low.
9- 7/8 of all “New jobs” are part-time (thanks Obamacare).
10- In 2009 the average duration of people collecting unemployment was 19.8 weeks, today it is 36.6 weeks.
11- Health insurance premiums and deductibles are skyrocketing.
12- In 2008 the Federal Reserve held $476 billion in U.S. bonds, today it holds more than $2 trillion.
13- 76% of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck.
14- Student loan debt has more than doubled, now it is over $1 trillion.
15- In 2009 the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70%, now it is over a 100%.
16- Not completely finished destroying the U.S. economy, President Obama announced the other day, October 16th, his plans to quickly move on to amnesty.
17- I could go on, but I’m getting bored.
“But Danny,” you whine, “you can’t blame all that on one man!!” Umm…Ya I can. It’s called LEADERSHIP, something that has been missing in Washington for five years. If the last white president, George W. Bush had a track record like that on even one of these things – not to mention the IRS targeting of the president’s enemies, or the disgrace of Benghazi, or the massive expansion of government spying – he would be metaphorically eviscerated by the people now defending Obama (for my butt-hurt liberal friends, the word “metaphorically” is a fancy way of saying they wouldn’t literally disembowel the former president.) No. All these things are just symptoms of Republicans who “want to impeach Obama for the crime of being president while black.”
Speaking of stupid. How about that debt ceiling debate, huh? The Democrats are calling it a major victory. It’s a pyrrhic victory at best (for my butt-hurt liberal friends “pyrrhic” is a fancy word for a victory at a huge cost.) What it really cost the American people is a precedent that the executive branch can amend law without Congressional approval. What could possibly go wrong with that?!?!?!?!?
This quote is a little bit out of context, but just a little bit. It’s about the 2nd amendment, but the spirit is on topic.
“When dictators come to power, the first thing they do is take away the people’s weapons…I do not believe that [our nation’s leaders] have any desire to impose a dictatorship upon us. But this does not mean that such will always be the case. A nation rent internally, as ours has been in recent years, is always ripe for a ‘man on a white horse.’ A deterrent to that man, or to any man seeking unlawful power, is the knowledge that those who oppose him are not helpless.” – Ronald Reagan
That’s what drives me crazy about the left. To them history starts the moment they wake up. They don’t have the memory past yesterday or the foresight past tomorrow. Just because today’s leaders may not be tyrants doesn’t mean tomorrows won’t be (for my butt-hurt liberal friends – that was a generalization. I may not be talking about you.)
LIFEZILLA: Be careful what you bitch for