Well, tomorrow begins 2010, which promises to be a better year for America than 2009, for a lot of reasons. I want to thank everyone who reads this blog and has commented and I promise to get better about posting and responding.
Please add Rush to your prayer list, because, as you may know, he was vacationing in Hawaii and was hospitalized yesterday with chest pains. Rush has done so much for all of us, and he is genuinely a very nice guy who has a very big and kind heart. The left has been spewing hatred for him for a long time ( if he wasn’t effective, they would ignore him ), and now some leftist blog posters are wishing him ill, even death. Let’s pray for a full recovery and many more years of being on the radio.
According to the FBI, the 2009 murder rate is down 10% from 2008, and yet there were record gun sales in 2009, with some estimates that they were up to 25% higher, based on NCIS checks. I thought more guns equaled more deaths? That’s what the left mindlessly chants. I am so confused…
The Feds announced a further bailout of $3.8 billion for GMAC. That’s more of your money supporting a company ‘ too big to fail ‘, a company that should have been allowed to fail, a company totally dependent on government bailouts, not market forces. Failure is the discipline that the market imposes on poorly-run companies, or companies which are no longer needed. But, don’t worry, the bailout is only $12 per American citizen, just the price of one pizza.
According to an AP-GIK poll, nearly 75% of you thought 2009 was a bad year, 42% called it very bad.
Thirteen Republican attorneys-general are threatening to sue the Feds over the Obamacare bill, items such as the special deals and payoffs certain states got, and others didn’t, and things like the individual mandate. Didn’t see a list of names, hope Rob McKenna’s name is on that list.
Some political notes, signs of things to come in 2010: In North Dakota, Democratic Congressman Earl Pomeroy is down 42% to 50% for ‘ other ‘. That’s right, other. A great opportunity if teh Republicans could find a candidate with that name. Filing deadline for running for Congress in Texas is Monday. Eleven of 20 GOP incumbents have no Democrats filed against them, not even tokens. All 12 Democrats have at least one, in some cases several GOP opponents filed.
Don’t know if you have heard, but apparently, two of the plotters of the Flight 253 attack were released from Gitmo in November 2007, and sent to Saudi Arabia, where they were enrolled in an ‘ art therapy rehabilitation program ‘, where they were, among other things, given paints and crayons to help them return to a meaningful life. What planet am I living on again??
We have alrady sunk over $100 billion of your money into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and now the Obama administration, on Christmas Eve, announced that a $400 billion cap on the amount we would use to bail them out has been lifted, giving them unlimited access to the US treasury, i.e. your money. These two institutions are to blame in a significant way for the mortgage collapse and subsequent economic chaos. They owned or were responsible for over half of the nation’s sub prime and low-grade mortgages, and now they have unlimited access to your money. Oh, btw, Fannie and Freddie also announced $42 million in bonuses for the 12 ( that’s 12, one more than 11, one less than 13 ) top executives on Christmas eve. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
Please, everybody have a happy and joyous new year, be safe and cautious tonight, no over-celebrating, and lets resolve to make 2010 a better year and the year we turn America around. May God bless all of you, Rush, the folks at Union Gospel Mission and the United States of America.