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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Why so serious?


In fact, it's so serious that I'd ask everyone to buy tire pressure gauges - available at sites like this -- because ultimately this is about our national security and our troops. Maybe John McCain wants to mock those things, but I sure don't.

Someone has to mock these things. It's a dirty job, but it has to be done.

Sir, as a resident of the Peoples' Republik of Kalifornia, I am quite used to having the Politburo dictate the dire need for saving energy by turning-off the lights, adjusting the thermostat beyond the comfort point, wearing a sweater, etc. Indeed, I've been Flexing My Power quite a bit this summer, thanks to our previous governor's indiscretions. Now, while I am against waste, the Politburo should remove the plank from its own eye before yammering about the speck in mine. I'll posit that the amount of Congressional spending directly affects the buying power of the dollar; the price of gasoline since 2001 has been relatively static when purchased with gold:

This would seem to indicate that rampant spending by the government has more to do with the current price of oil than OPEC and whether or not John Q. Public left the lights on when he went on a beer-run. To wit, CAGW (Citizens Against Government Waste) has a few things to report about the voting records of the candidates (I'm posting PRK's senators and Ron Paul as well):

- Senator John McCain (R, AZ)
Score for 109th Congress: 95% (Taxpayer Hero)
- Senator Barack Obama (D, IL)
Score for 109th Congress: 30% (Unfriendly)

- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, CA)
Score for 109th Congress: 10% (Hostile)
- Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA)
Score for 109th Congress: 19% (Hostile)

- Congressman Ron Paul (R, TX)
Score for 109th Congress: 95% (Taxpayer Hero)

(This is not an endorsement for McCain; his philosophy has not yet changed to fit mine.)

Even with a public-school education, 30% looks suspiciously like a boat-load of fail for a senator that wants the public to exercise a little discipline where he has none. So, to sum up: stuff your tire-gauges where the hopechange don't shine.

I would hope that Obama might change his spending habits, and take The Wicked Witches of the West with him.

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