Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Feed Bag

Been a crazy week here in Rumblerville and blogging has not been at the front of the line.  It happens.  That doesn't mean that I haven't been paying attention.  Today's Feed Bag has a broad selection for your weekend reading on the key issues - I hope to hole up in the next few days to share some deeper thoughts on some of these, but until then, here's some good stuff:

SUBJECT: The shrinking presidency.  Some time ago I posted this picture - take a moment and let it sink in:

There's some little bitty guy behind the Resolute Desk...this is a theme that we've been on since the junior Senator from Illinois was running for the Democrat nomination in 2007...there's no "there there."  Several good pieces pick up on that theme:

"A President In Over His Head Should Resign."

"The Left's Summer of Discontent"

"It's Now Obama's Economy"

And it appears that the rest of the folks are catching on:

SUBJECT: London Riots.  This is what liberalism begets and I am not alone in the fear that it this type of behavior is coming across the pond to us.  It does us no good when we have "leadership" that constantly urges class divisions - excoriating the productive for not giving their "fair share."  We are seeing outbreaks in expected places like Philadelphia and unexpected places like the Wisconsin State Fair.  Who is doing this and why?

Two excellent pieces on the subject:

"British Degeneracy on Parade."

"Apres le Deluge, What Next?"

SUBJECT: Market Crash.  What do you get when you combine a hard left President with ideological rigor, several pieces of legislation that vastly expand government oversight intrusion into every aspect of your life, a Congress that refuses to accept that an agenda that favors growth and reduces dependence is the only way to save the economy?  Well, you get this:

Of course we got downgraded!  We deserved it!  Are we more credit worthy than France, which has a AAA rating?  Sure, but the numbers are so damned huge and scary, it would be irresponsible to not send a signal to the world that the US of frickin' A needs to get their house in order.  What does President Downgrade do?  Go out and make a speech about how "millionaires and billionaires" need to pay their fair share.  You know what else you inherited from Mr. Bush, Mr. Obama?? A AAA Credit Rating!

Some other thoughts on this vein:

"500 Billion New Reasons To Invalidate Obamacare"

"Obama and Bernanke: A Double-Whammy Disaster"

Just so I don't leave you suicidal, let's look at the upside.  I tend to be of good cheer in the belief that this is the high-watermark of liberalism.  I am not alone:

"Best Opportunity for America in 50 Years."

OK, I have to go mow the yard.  Have a great weekend!

Rumble on!

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