Sunday, February 28, 2016

@SenatorBurr: GOP Billionaires in panic mode.

Reading THIS tonight:  Koch Plan to Stop Trump.

and just laughing, and laughing,  and laughing some more.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

@SenatorBurr: The extraordinarily stupid GOP oil traders

Just how dumb are our GOP Politicians?

We paid an average of about $60 a barrel for all the oil in our nation's strategic petroleum reserve.   How did our GOP Senators and Congressmen come up with money to pay for last year's budget deal?   They are selling off a chunk of our nation's petroleum reserve,  starting next year,  now that oil is in the $30s.

Buy at $60.  Sell at $30.

And the elite Republican Politicians in Washington DC can't understand why the voters are so very angry.

Friday, February 26, 2016

@SenatorBurr: Why the GOP elite suck.

I'm sick of all these GOP politicians,  like Senator Richard Burr,  coming on TV and explaining that they know why voters are angry.   Then they explain to us that voters are angry because our country is headed in the wrong direction.

Note to Politicians:  Wake the fuck up.

People are angry because Washington DC is dysfunctional.  Washington's definition of acomplishment is to impede and oppose.  Whatever the President is for,  the GOP controlled Congress is against.   There is no discussion.  There is no compromise.  There is nothing but vitriol and finger pointing,  all coming from the mouths of idiotic GOP Congressmen and Senators,  while NOTHING GETS ACCOMPLISHED.

So,  Voters are going to TRUMP your sorry ass out of office.   Because,  you don't have a clue,  and you don't get shit done.

That's why voters are angry.

GOP: Party of the common man

GOP:  Party of the common man.

Bat shit cazy people,  they are.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Good riddance GOP.



The immense anger I displayed here years ago is just now bubbling over in America,  enough to create havoc within the GOP.   The party is imploding.  Good riddance.   People like Richard Burr,  screwed us.  The lynching mobs are just now forming.  Now,  its their turn.

In the headlines:
  • CEO pay hit the stratosphere.
  • Corporate profits hit all-time highs.
  • Wall Street partied like never before.
  • Health care company profits soared.
  • Corporate tax scams ran rampant.
  • Weapons of mass destruction were never found.
  • The ultra wealthy enjoyed tax rates lower than the middle class.
  • The rich got far richer.
 Meanwhile,  in the homes of average Americans:
  • Healthcare premiums absolutely skyrocketed
  • College became unaffordable
  • Take home pay declined
What was the GOP response to these problems?
  • Free markets will solve everything.
  • We don't need to negotiate drug prices.
  • Let's slash IRS funding on enforcement.
  • Wall street needs no oversight or enforcement.
  • There is no need for shareholders to vote on executive pay.
  • We need to send in our military,  everywhere,  all the time.
  • Creating jobs thru infrastructure spending not a good idea,  because,  Obama.
  • But, let's audit the FED!   Yeah,  that will solve everything.
  • And for god's sake,  if our President is for something,  then we're against it.
My Republican Party is full of idiot politicians,  like Richard Burr.   And now,  they will pay the price.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sh*t @SenatorBurr Says - Siri, what's the best way to torture people?

Siri responds - Senator Butt, you could run again for the Senate.

Turns out that North Carolina's senior Republican Senator (yes, it's weird to type that) just LOVES to torture people. So much so,  he's going to block the release of a report that spells out all the ways that our Government has tortured captives in the recent past. Hmmm, wonder if that report lists Senator Burr's tenure in Congress and the Senate? I sure feel pain from my tax dollars having to pay the salary for a man who accomplishes so little that I frequently wonder how much time he clocks sleeping up under his desk. 

You can read more about it here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

@SenatorBurr : Because, even a Clueless Clown can Chair the Senate Intelligence Committee.

I'm a dying breed,  a moderate Republican.  After my party got hi-jacked by the right wing crazies near the end of the Bush administration,  I had no other choice but to change my voter registration over to Independent.  Still,  I consider myself a Republican,  much more so than a Democrat.

So, last night's election results were a mixed blessing.   On the one hand,  I see a glimmer of hope that some sanity will return to my Republican Party.  On the other hand,  there are far too many Republican politicians still in office from the class that did so much damage to our economy in the early 2000s.  These errant,  nut job Republicans still need to be punished. 

Among them?   North Carolina Senator Richard Burr.  That's why I can't let go of this blog.   Richard Burr is a joke.  The man has accomplished absolutely nothing in his tenure in Congress and then in the Senate.   He excels only in pointing fingers after the fact,  and being,  well,  nowhere to be found when the important issues in Congress are being discussed and acted upon.   For those reasons,  I will continue to poke fun of the empty suit known as Senator Richard Burr.

@SenatorBurr is kicking off his 2016 Campaign with a theme and logo

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

@SenatorBurr kisses the asses of rich hedge fund investors.

Sitting in front of a bank of computer screens all day,  every day,  soaking up news and trading the financial markets,  can be infuriating.  Actually,  often,  these days.  Why?  I am simply just fucking tired of reading articles about rich Americans escaping their responsibility to pay income taxes.  Fucking tired of it!

The latest is here.  Rich hedge fund investors enter into scam contracts to turn ST gains into LT gains.  Instead of paying taxes at 28%+ rates,  they are only taxed at 15%.  And you can bet this scam is only available to the super rich.

This rampant tax avoidance prevents me from voting Republican.  Mitt Romney didn't get my vote in the last election,  although I didn't care for President Obama.  Mitt made over $20 Million and paid federal income taxes at a rate less than 14%.  The vast majority of hard working middle class Americans pay net effective rates that are a FULL 50% higher than Mitt's rates.  How in the fuck is that fair?   How is it fair given all the damn trusts, $100 Million IRAs, and all the other tax avoidance schemes that Mitt can access but are not available to the vast majority of America?   It isn't fair.  And it really pisses me off.

So what is Richard Burr and my former Republican Party (I am now an Independent) doing about this?  These assholes want to severely cut the IRS budget.  These assholes are AWOL in hearings that shine light on tax avoidance schemes of the rich.  These assholes do nothing but cook up programs and new legislation to cut taxes on the rich further.


Middle class Americans are just damn tired of carrying the load,  while the rich pull the wool over the eyes of our country.

North Carolina deserves better than our Do Nothing, Asshole Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bush? Obama? Who does a better job managing our economy? GOP? Democrats?

I follow the "keep it simple, stupid" method of thinking about who does the best job in managing our country.  Only 3 metrics meet the criteria in making the assessment: Net Worth of American Households (Wealth),  Number of Americans Employed (Jobs),  and S&P 500 Returns (Best metric measuring both Wealth and Jobs).

So, who is the better CEO of America?  Which political party has done the best job?

President Obama is kicking George Bush's ass.  It's not even close.   

Obama has created $9.8 Trillion more in wealth,  3.5 Million more jobs,  and the S&P 500 has moved 1,631 more points under his Presidency than that of George W. Bush.

As you reflect on this,  recall that Bush and the GOP nearly destroyed our economy.  And our dumbassed US Senator,  Richard Burr,  was right there,  voting in lockstep with George Bush.  Really?  You want to believe that Richard Burr is an asset to North Carolina?  You want to believe that having Richard Burr in the US Senate is actually a benefit to our economy?  Get an effing clue.  The facts tell a different story.  And here are the facts:

North Carolina,  and our nation,  deserve better than GOP Senator Richard Burr.

Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) ... RIP you arrogant asshole.

I should have known in June 2011 that voters would eventually apply common sense and kick an arrogant asshole out of Congress.  From June 2011:

Cantor pulls the idiot card out of the deck. Republicans SUCK

So, Eric Cantor just announces that he is not willing to compromise. We can't raise income taxes? Billionaires pay net effective federal income taxes at rates lower than middle class Americans. Total taxes paid by Americans are at the lowest level in 60 years. Half of Americans don't even pay income taxes. We are in debt up to our eyeballs.

And the American people should not pay more taxes in order to balance our budgets? Are you 'effing nuts Eric?

Is that not insane? At a time where fear of what the idiots in Washington DC will do has the professional trading community hitting the sell button, and destroying our savings, Eric Cantor and the Republican Party want to act like 5 year olds, in a highly irresponsible manner, and kill off our financial markets. Plunging economic activity and significantly higher unemployment will follow.


It should be crystal clear now why I think my current day Republican Party are populated with idiot politicians. They can all go to hell.

Note to VP Biden - Treat Cantor like a 5 year old. Put him in the corner and ignore his childish actions. In other words, lock his sorry ass out of the room and throw away the key.

North Carolina deserves better than our good for nothing Republican Senator Richard Burr, that's for darn sure.

Economy? Who cares? I'm focused on wealth. 'nuff said.

update to a post initially made back in July 2012 .... 

Lots of moaning and groaning about how the economy will be the end to the Obama Presidency.  Hmmm,  I wonder what the stock market says .... keeping in mind the 10s of millions of middle class Americans have 401 ks, IRAs, Coverdales, 529s, et al:

S&P 500

Jan 21, 2001 Bush sworn into office 1342.54
Jan 21, 2005 Bush completes 1st term 1167.87
Return .... -13.01%

Jan 21, 2005 Bush sworn into office 1167.87
Jan 21, 2009 Bush completes 2nd term 840.24
Return .... -28.05%

Jan 21, 2009 Obama sworn into office 840.24
Jan 22, 2013 Obama completes 1st term 1492.56
Return .... +77.63%

Jan 22, 2013 Obama sworn into office 1492.56
July 7, 2014  Current day 1967.57
Return .... +31.8%

'nuff said.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

@SenatorBurr - The grounds are shifting. GOP is toast.

Today,  I'm sensing a huge shift in sentiment as I read and research.  Two issues come to the forefront that make me believe the days of the GOP being trouble makers are soon going to be over.  There will be no more GOP.  It's going to blow up in front of your very eyes.  Why?

1. Americans are wising up.  A Pew Poll came out last night.  It surveyed Americans on all the critical topics currently facing our nation.  The result?  By an overwhelming majority,  Americans are siding with President Obama and Democrats,  and thumbing their nose at Republicans.  Read for yourself.

2. ObamaCare.  I'm seeing article after article about how the cost curve on Medical Expenditures is finally giving ground.  And the GOP are starting to throw in the towel on fighting ObamaCare.

Could there be light at the end of the tunnel in ridding ourselves of the Republicans who destroyed our economy and now stand in the way of its recovery?  You're darn right.  It's time to kick the likes of Senator Richard Burr out the door.  His sorry tail needs to be out on the street.  The sooner,  the better.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

@SenatorBurr - Greatly amused at your stupidity Senator. #GOP #RNC #IdiotsAll

Oh what a wonderful morning.  It's always nice to wake up to an article that makes me laugh my tail off.  This morning's humor?  Senator Richard Burr shows what a clueless dolt he is in regards to what's happening in the US Economy.  North Carolina's idiot Republican Senator issued a scathing retort to President Obama's State of the Union Address.  At the very heart of the Senator's ignorance:

"It is time for the President to stop lecturing Congress and face the facts – his policies have failed, and they are making our economy worse."

Oh, really Senator?  Really?

What 'effing planet do you live on Senator?  Surely, it isn't Earth.  And surely it isn't in the United States of America.  Because,  if it was,  and if you actually served the best interests of your electorate,  you would know:

Economic output is ramping:

Employment is growing:

Consumer spending is increasing:

Inflation is under control:

Housing is bouncing back:

Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows:

Loans to businesses are increasing nicely:

Household net worth is up $11 Trillion since President Obama took office:

And all this,  and other useful economic information is available for anyone to view for themselves, here.  Maybe Senator,  you should take some time from your busy schedule of sleeping underneath your desk and educate yourself as to how our economy's actually performing?

North Carolina deserves better than our dolt of a Republican Senator,  Richard Burr.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

@SenatorBurr - Nicely done, numnut. #Guns

Said by the guy who works in offices protected by armed guards, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ... And said by the guy whose visitors pass through metal detectors and are subject to impromptu search:

"As you are aware, the issue of gun control and the Second Amendment has been at the forefront of our national dialogue lately.  Some in Washington, including President Obama, are seeking to address violence in our society by restricting the rights of law-abiding Americans to own firearms.  This is not the right way to address this issue.  I am open to having a conversation about ways in which our nation can address mental health issues and reduce violence, but I will not stand by while the President and others try to restrict the rights of law-abiding American citizens.  I will fight any effort to further infringe on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens, such as Senator Feinstein's proposed ban on so-called "assault weapons."  Put simply, the proposals being put forward on based on emotions, and that isn't the way to legislate about anything."

Yeah Senator,  it's not rational to take away semi-automatic weapons from idiots who will use them to mow down our children.   There's no room for common sense and rational thinking in our Republican Party.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

@GOPLeader, AKA Eric Cantor, is a lying DipSh*t. #GOP #RNC #Idiots

I've not been posting much this year to my blog.  Had some minor health issues that sidelined me for awhile, and just now getting back into the swing of monitoring the financial markets, growing my wealth, and laughing my tail off at the utter stupidity of my Republican Party.

This morning provided a good bit of humor.  That idiot Eric Cantor,  the esteemed GOP leader of the House was on Bloomberg TV giving an interview.  I laughed so hard at his stupidity that I almost spilled coffee all over my keyboard.  That man is the biggest f*cking liar that I can ever recall hearing.  And his stupidity is only matched by a dirt clod.

Why was I laughing at Eric?  In the interview he emphasized something like "We all know that this stimulus spending has accomplished nothing".

Oh, really?

Flow of Funds Report,  Federal Reserve Board, Page 113,  Balance Sheet of Households, in other words, the Net Worth of American Families:

$53.5 Trillion 2008 (after 8 years of Republican led economic destruction)
$64.7 Trillion 2012 (After a couple years of Democratic stimulus spending)

$11.2 Trillion in wealth creation in 4 years of stimulus spending.

Stimulus has done nothing?  That's a f*cking lie Eric.  And there are 11.2 Trillion pieces of evidence that back it up.

If Eric Cantor wants credibility,  he can start with just stopping the constant stream of lies that come out of his mouth.  We're just damn tired of hearing them.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

@SenatorBurr - How did the GOP squander the 2000, 10 yr budget surplus?

Look at the graph below.  It represents the 10 year financial projection for the Federal Government Budget when the Republicans took power in 2000.   How in the living hell could one party do so much damage that surpluses, as far as the eye could see, turned into $16 Trillion in debt?  How?

The graph below tells the entire story. Republicans caused this financial crises. They squandered surpluses and turned them into massive deficits. 

I am a Republican. And I am FUCKING tired of listening to Republican politicians in my party point fingers at President Obama, and Democrats, in an effort to dodge the fact that Republicans destroyed our country.  God DAMN it,  accept responsibility.  Man up.

And more. Just fucking stop the finger pointing.  Come to the table with reasonable, rational, common sense solutions.  And for god's sake,  stop protecting the rich.  Stop protecting the ungodly amount of money we spend on defense.  Stop attacking.  Stop with the name calling.  Just fucking stop with all the irrational crap coming out of the Republican Party these days. 


@SenatorBurr - Top 1% take 93% of all income gains


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Articles worth a read, December 2012

12/10 Obama: Playing offense
12/10 Corker: Speaks for rational GOP
12/10 L Graham: Wants to destroy America

12/07 GOP: Kicks Dole down stairs
12/07 Obama approval: Rising
12/07 SCOTUS: Addressing gay rights

12/06 Obama plan: Who pays. how much
12/06 BS plan: Really taxes the rich
12/06 MCConnell: Playing the role of idiot

12/05 CEOs: Boot on neck of middle class
12/05 GOP House: Fewer votes than Dems
12/05 GOP: Owned by the SuperRich

12/04 Mitt: Lost by almost 5 M votes
12/04 GOP: Full of Crap. Liars. Hypocrites
12/04 Obama spending binge: Farce

12/03 American people: Will blame GOP
12/03 Karl and Dick: FIRED
12/03 GOP: Hate the middle class

12/02 GOP: Losing blame game
12/02 GOP: Can't add
12/02 GOP: Champions of voter suppression

12/01 GOP Medicare fix: Worthless
12/01 Simpson-Bowles: HUGE tax increase
12/01 GOP: No Mulligans

Thursday, November 29, 2012

@SenatorBurr - Just WTF are you doing up there in Washington DC?

I sit behind a bank of computer screens all day long.  Beyond the flashing lights of securities trading activity,  I'm monitoring news flow to see what's impacting the securities markets.  These days,  it's nothing but fiscal cliff.  The Bush Tax cuts are expiring.  Deep budget cuts are kicking in.  And it's all coming down on our heads if our politicians can't get a deal in place to address all these budgetary issues.

As a result,  the news flow is dominated by Senators and Congressmen pounding the podium,  blowing smoke,  and challenging each other to determine who can crater the markets more.   Absent from this parade of clowns?  Where in the hell is Senator Richard Burr these days? 

Honest to God,  I just don't know what our worthless Senator does up there in Washington DC.  Do you?  Even my google alerts on Senator Burr have gone dark.  Nothing.  He's not doing anything news worthy.  You'd think with all the activity happening now on the tax front,  our Senator would be there somewhere,  saying something,  doing something news worthy.

Maybe he's:

o Up under his desk again catching up on his sleep.
o With Q-Tip in hand,  he's having great difficulty getting the wax out of his ears.
o Got lost trying to find an AMT to withdraw his allowance.
o Is out driving his thingmobile and got caught in a perpetual traffic circle.
o Sitting around waiting for Mitch to tell him what to do.
o Is lost without guidance from Tom Coburn.

Heck,  I don't know what our Senator is doing these days.  But I do know that we could get rid of him,  and his office and personnel expenses,  and no one would know.  No one.  The man is worthless.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Articles worth a read, November 2012

11/29 Grover: Actually coming out the winner
11/29 GOP House Chairmen: White Men Only
11/29 College sports: Its all about money

11/28 McCain: Stupid
11/28 WSJ to GOP: Grow up, raise taxes
11/28 Romney team: Delusional

11/27 Lower Cap Gains Tax: Worthless to economy
11/27 GOP: Owned by Billionaires
11/27 Black Friday Sales: +13% YoY

11/26 Wal-Mart: 80% of employees on food stamps
11/26 Fox News: Wing of GOP
11/26 Fla Laws: Goal was to suppress vote

11/20 IRS: Tax Facts
11/20 GOP: Eye on the ball ... Taxes, Jobs
11/20 GOP: Hell yeah, we love war

11/19 Obama = Reagan: Yep
11/19 Small businesses: $450 B Tax Cheats
11/19 GOP: Pitching a tax reform LIE

11/16 Romney: Sore loser
11/16 GOP Lawmakers: Acting like children, again
11/16 Obama: GOP dynamic scoring is bullshit

11/15 GOP Lawmakers: 'Effing LIARS
11/15 Romney: Intelligent supporters, not
11/15 Obama's focus: Ground game, middle class

11/14 Taxes: Must raise, but how?
11/14 Bush Tax Cuts: Must end
11/14 Jindal: GOP, stop protecting the rich

11/13 McCain: Clueless dolt
11/13 GOP: Running away from Romney
11/13 Pollsters: Out to lunch

11/12 Karl Rove: Loser
11/12 Less educated: Voted for Romney
11/12 Mandate: Bush, but not Obama?

11/09 House GOP: Lost the vote
11/09 Romney: Actually thought he would win

11/08 House: Won by redistricting, not votes
11/08 GOP: Blaming Sandy and Christie
11/08 ObamaCare: Exchanges

11/07 Romney: Hurt by demographics
11/07 Pollsters: Good and bad
11/07 Obama: Victory speech

@SenatorBurr - North Carolina Republican Politicians are scumbags

This article angers the crap out of me.  Republicans took back the NC legislature in 2010.  They redrew all the voting districts in our state,  cramming all the Democrats into just a few districts,  spreading out the rest to give the advantage to the Republican Party.  Although the boundaries were challenged in court,  judges ruled that it was fair.


You call this fair? ...

... "In North Carolina, Republican candidates garnered a total of 2.14 million votes in the 13 districts, winning nine. Democrats gained a total of 2.22 million votes, winning three districts and leading in a fourth."

What happened in our State is a fucking insult to common sense and fairness.  And changes need to happen.

Republicans are simply scumbags.  The only way they win elections is to lie, cheat and steal their way into office.

Fuck 'em.  Fuck the North Carolina Republican Party.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

@SenatorBurr - This angry old white guy flipped our GOP a middle finger and voted for President Obama, again.

I made up my mind a couple weeks before the election that I would vote again for President Obama.  Once  firmly decided,  I just didn't want to think about politics for a long while.  So I backed away from this blog and cooled my jets until after the election.  While I had indicated in my last post that I would spell out my thoughts on why I was,  once again,  turning my back on my party and voting for the other guy,  I just didn't want to think about politics until the election had come and gone.  Thinking about the failures of our modern day GOP is just simply too stressful.

Today's Republican Party is a giant, colossal failure.

Here's why I could not vote for Mitt and Paul:

1. Abortion

It's a personal decision to be made within my family, after consultation with our family doctor.  It's not a religious decision.  It's not a legal decision.  It's a moral and practical decision that belongs within the walls of our home.  To interject our government into this most personal of decisions is to say to us that our lives belong to the government.  I vehemently reject that idea.

In addition,  I was tremendously turned off by Paul Ryan's rigid insistence that abortion be made completely illegal.  His beliefs are driven by his religion.  I deplore Mr Ryan's religion.  Catholics should be very deeply ashamed of the institutional pedophilia that continues to be uncovered within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.  Hello?  Your Priests are raping children, and the leadership of your Church does nothing, but try to cover up that fact.  Mr. Ryan, until you clean up your house,  don't use your screwed up home as a basis of telling me how I can live in mine.

I won't be voting for another GOP Politician until the GOP takes a practical stance on Abortion.  It's not something that needs government intervention.  Leave the issue alone.  Refrain from even talking about it.

2. Taxes

Mitt Romney made $20 Million in income and paid less than 14% income tax.  I made substantially less,  and paid taxes at twice that rate.  It's not class warfare.  It's not jealousy.  It's a more fundamental problem.  Fairness.  It's just not fair.   Those who make more,  should pay more.  And our idiot GOP Politicians continue to think otherwise.

Additionally,  I just flat got tired of reading about all the tax loopholes Mitt used.  Trusts for the kids.  Trusts for the wife.  Offshore corporations in the Caymens.  The CRUT Trust with his church.  The double Irish with the Dutch sandwich corporate structure.  The $100 Million IRA.  WTF?  It was simply too much.   And not once did Mitt tell us that it was too much.  He didn't tell us these things were a problem that he would fix.  He did not tell us that our tax system was unfair.  In fact,  he only told us he wanted to make it even MORE unfair.

Fuck that.  If you make $20 M and pay a lower percentage of your income in taxes than a teacher, policeman or firefighter,  and don't think that's wrong,  well then,  you deserve to have your ass kicked in the election.

3. Business skills

I was greatly amused at all the talk about Mitt Romney being a brilliant businessman.  Oh please. The man was good at raising money from institutional investors. He then invested that money with good business people.  But Mitt's business skills?  Well, they sucked hind tit.

What was Mitt's message?  Honestly, when you thought about Mitt,  what was he communicating as his theme,  his central message?   He didn't have one.   President Obama's was memorable and effective ... FORWARD.  Every good business person knows that their business needs a theme,  a message,  and an logo to constantly remind customers/voters of the message.  President Obama had it, communicated it effectively .... FORWARD.

Mitt, on the other hand, was all over the map.  You never really knew what he stood for,  where he was headed,  what he wanted to achieve.  And once you thought you might have him figured out,  he made such drastic turns, twists and changes to his message that it left our heads spinning.

Poor Mitt struck me as being a scatter brained idiot who couldn't run a business to save his life.  We've already had one of those Presidents ... George W Bush.  How did that turn out for us?  'nuff said.

4. Lies

Oh god.  Don't even get me started.  Let's just say that I am so fucking fed up with all the lying that comes out of the mouths of GOP politicians that I can't bring myself to vote for them.  And they lie with such ease,  like they think that none of us are intelligent enough to know otherwise.  Mitt lied frequently.  And I just got tired of hearing the lies.

5.  Vitriol

If the modern day GOP excels at anything,  it's at pointing fingers at the other guy and blaming him for everything,  while offering up absolutely no alternatives,  no solutions,  no recommendation or suggestions.   If you're going to spew hate and criticisms,  then tell me how you'll do better,  or just shut the fuck up.  I can't name a single GOP Politician that I've listened to recently and hadn't wished they'd just shut the fuck up.  I thought that often about Mitt and Paul. 

That's it.  And surprisingly,  I wasn't the only angry white guy who was fed up enough with his political party that he walked into the voting booth and voted for the other guy.  Mitt got his ass kicked,  badly.  And the result is as it should have been.  He didn't deserve to win this election.  And if he had,  our country would have been worse off as a result.

That's my opinion about Mitt, Barack,  and this election .  I'm entitled to mine.  You're entitled to yours. That's what makes our country great.

Now,  I can get back to dishing out grief to the idiocy of our Republican Party, and our idiot GOP Senator ... Richard Burr.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My decision is made - #Obama2012

If you've read any of my blog posts,  you'll know that I'm a moderate Republican.  Most importantly,  I'm a capitalist who firmly believes in free markets.  Unlike most in the GOP,  I think we need more oversight in many aspects of our financial markets.  The Wall Street thieves continue to rape us on a daily basis.  We need referees on the playing field,  we need more regulatory oversight of Wall Street.  We need for punishment to be doled out to those who screwed our economy.   We need a large number of bankers to be dressed in orange jump suits and be made to bunk with Bubba.

I lean conservative,  but pragmatic,  on fiscal issues.  We need to balance our budgets.  But it needs to be done thru a mix of increasing taxes,  and aggressive budget cuts.  However,  the rich in our country pay far too little,  and our budget knife needs to fall hard on defense spending.  On social issues, I am significantly more liberal.   Women need to be in charge of their own bodies,  not our government,  and certainly not bible thumping nut jobs.  And gays should be left alone to live their own lives as they see fit.  My over-riding philosophy is that every American has a right to live life based on their own moral values,  as long as how they live, and what they do, does not bring bodily harm to anyone else.

Up until 2004,  I had voted a straight Republican ticket, for over two decades.  After four years of George Bush,  I thought him the moron he wound up being.  I was early to recognize just how much damage he would do to our country.  So,  I held my nose and voted for Kerry in 2004.  By 2008,  I was an ANGRY Republican,  so disgusted by the inept actions of my party that I eagerly voted for Barack Obama.

President Obama has been a disappointment,  on a number of fronts.  But my disappointments differ greatly from those of most Americans.   I am angry that President Obama is so docile.  I am angry that he has not taken Wall Street to task for destroying our economy.   I am angry that he sits back and allows Republican politicians to mouth off at him and continue to tell such egregious lies that it insults the intelligence of those of us who really read, research and understand what's happening in our economy and with our nation's fiscal situation.   I am angry that President Obama hasn't cracked down on the lying, SOB Republican politicians to the point of shaming them out of office for the immense damage they have done to our nation.   I am one hell of an angry Republican,  angry at my own party,  and angry at a docile President who refuses to call bullshit on the GOP.

So, how do I vote?  Well,  I have two choices.  Either I stay home,  or I vote for President Obama.   Until yesterday,  I wasn't sure which it was going to be.   I've made up my mind.  I'm voting again for Barack Obama.   And I'll lay out my thinking in a couple of future posts.   But,  now that I've made up my mind,  I'm throttling back on my blog posts.   I don't want to think about politics much more.  It makes my blood boil.  And it takes my attention away from trading and investing,  which is what I do best.

President Barack Obama has my vote in the coming election,  and there is nothing that will sway my opinion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

@SenatorBurr - Have you seen the Senator's latest official photo?

Official United States Senate photo of North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr, lap dog for Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell:

We love our US Senator, he goes where no US Senator has gone before .... up under his desk to fall asleep, while the real work in Washington DC gets done by others.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

@SenatorBurr - I appreciate the fact that your stupidy has made me significantly more wealthy. Thank you.

Originally from October 2010:

There's a really weird situation unfolding here. I don't care for Richard Burr. The man's an absolutely terrible choice to represent North Carolina in the United States Senate. He's just plain stupid. Did you watch those debates? Elaine kicked Richard's tail. I'm really shocked Richard didn't just tuck his head between his legs and slink off the stage. On the other hand, I guess it took guts to stay up there after being humiliated like that.

It's significantly worse than just his stupidity though. He's a follower, not a leader. When has this man ever been on the forefront of any major action in Congress? Never. In fact, he's been in Congress for 15 years and has absolutely ZERO accomplishments from which North Carolina can have a sense of pride. And there's that big issue of his honesty. I firmly believe he sold his Bear Stearns stock based on insider information. In my eyes, the man's a crook. So, what has Richard done that deserves re-election? I'm at a loss.

But, Richard Burr is making me wealthy. Like I said, it's a really weird situation.

I'm having a fantastic year financially. Normally, I'm a very active trader. But this year I've been executing on a strategy I've termed the lazy man trade. My capital is parked in high yielding assets that the terrified investing public won't touch. And I'm borrowing money at dirt cheap rates and re-investing it at significantly higher yields. It's just a matter of sitting back and collecting all the dividends and interest rolling in the door.

It's even better than that though. Because our nation is in such a mess, interest rates are being pushed through the floor. As interest rates fall, the value of my investments rise. So, I'm collecting a nice, regular stream of cash, and banking some really significant appreciation off my assets as well. It's been a very good year.

Why is that? Republicans like Richard Burr. They screwed up this country royally, enabling me to borrow massive amounts of money at 1% interest. They screwed up this country so much that the investing public is absolutely terrified and fleeing to assets yielding nothing. That leaves the investing environment wide open for me to own high yielding assets at great prices. Republicans also tied the hands of Congress to such an extent that good fiscal policy wasn't executed. And they're going to clamp down so hard on fiscal policy that the only avenue left for solving our nation's economic problems lies with the Federal Reserve Board. The FED is now forced to use monetary policy aggressively to compensate for the anticipated failure of a Republican controlled Congress. The FED will be printing money and buying assets. Those moves are making me wealthy.

Are you growing more wealthy? Are you increasing your income in this economy? Why not? By electing Richard Burr, you're sure putting good money in my pocket, and the pockets of others who hold significant investment assets.

Thank you for voting for Burr. Thank you for voting for the idiot Republicans who are making all this wealth flow to asset owners, while workers get nothing. If you're not getting your fair share, then you're clueless as to what the Republican party means ...

Republicans make wealthy people even more wealthy, at the expense of the middle class, at the expense of the unemployed, at the expense of most Americans.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.