November 14, 2008

Friday Ruminations

All of this speculation surrounding Hillary possibly becoming Secretary of State under B.O. should scare the hell out of us Upstaters. After all, how could we replace her after everything she's done for us? Okay, if your colleagues at work are wondering what's wrong with you after you burst out laughing, I apologize.

Based upon the numbers, and not the results, from last week's elections, the Wall Street Journal believes that 2010 favors the GOP.

These bailouts, including the auto industry, are an absolute travesty. The market will, as it always has, correct itself. I didn't buy the house the bank said I could afford, I knew my limits. If you did, that's your problem, and now I'm bailing you out. You're no better than a welfare recipient sucking away my tax dollars.

B.O.'s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel apologized for his father's remarks. The apple doesn't fall from the tree. This guy is the epitome of a political hatchet man and will do little to be the advocate of change that B.O. won on.

Kudos to Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker for his choice of Niagara Hospice as the beneficiary of the proceeds from his annual charity ball. I've personally been touched by the care that Hospice provides; their organization is second to none.

We called it: the deluge of ads from public sector unions protesting Gov. Paterson's proposed cuts has begun. A pathetic sense of entitlement indeed.

Mayors from around the state have launched a website to fight cuts to local aid.

The Niagara Gazette is dead-on with its editorial calling on the members of the Niagara Falls School Board to resign. Today would be good. It's called accountability and you failed. Take Granto with you.

Somebody needs to explain to me the hoopla over the Aud. Okay, some games were played there. Woopdefreakindoo. It's a damn building. Another sign of WNYer's inability to put the past behind them. Get over it and move on with your life. This idiotic story is getting more play locally than the economy.

We would be remiss if we did not thank our veterans since Veterans Day was earlier this week. Thank you for all you do and all you have done.

Happy Friday.

2 comments:

John Restaino said...

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was the perfect choice. He will be perfect keeping Pelosi and Reid in line.

Hillary is the perfect choice for Secretary of State...she will put an end to the "ugly" American feeling in the world.

Paladin said...

Uh, John, have you seen Hillary lately? Somehow, I think our ugly reputation will be bolstered by her mug as the face of America.

Sarah Palin she ain't.

Hell, even Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan aren't that frigid looking.