The Logic Lifeline

A logical approach to sorting out world events. Where logic, opinion and speculation are combined to produce a reasoned, but entertaining reading experience. The unofficial hometown conservative blog of Woodridge, Il

Friday, July 30, 2010

Once Again the 'Little Guys' Do All the Work for the Benefit of a Big Corporation

Everyone is scratching their head over the seeming lack of oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. While many fear it is deeper in the water, Y!News is reporting that 'Mighty Microbes' are eating the oil up. Apparently the warmer waters of the Gulf are favorable to the growth of these microbes and so there is a higher count of them than the locations of previous spills. As a bonus, the microbes also seem to like the chemical dispersant that has been used in the Gulf which also keeps oil drops smaller and easier.

It reminds me of the ending of the "War of the Worlds" where the problem was solved "...after all man's devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth."

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Twisted Pretzel of the Day - Bill Press

It is amazing how much people twist themselves into a pretzel logically to defend the failures and actions of Barack Obama. I am launching a new theme - Twisted Pretzel of the Day. Although I have not seen it, it is not likely to be original.

Today Bill Press gets the award. Looking at the utter failure of the Obama Administration to stimulate the economy and ensure there is an environment friendly for job creation, Bill Press claims those unhappy with Obama are simply "spoiled". The Radio Equalizer provides the video and a partial transcript of Press saying:

BILL PRESS (32:49): I think this says more about the American people than it does about President Obama. I think it just shows once again that the American people are spoiled. Basically, spoiled-- as a people, we are too critical. We are quick to rush to judgment, we are too negative, we are too impatient. Especially impatient. We want it all solved yesterday, and if you don't, I don't care who you are -- get out of the way.

And again, basically spoiled. To the point where it makes me wonder if it's even possible to govern today. I gotta tell you, I don't think Abraham Lincoln -- who certainly didn't get everything right the first time -- could govern today. I'm not sure Franklin Roosevelt could govern today, the way we are again. Just about like spoiled children. And it's Americans, and it's the media, and if we don't get instant gratification, then screw you is basically our attitude.

Where was Bill Press during the Bush years whenever things got a bit rough? Now the economy, deficit and national debt are far worst than under Bush where 1 out of 10 people are out of jobs and being unhappy with that makes us spoiled!

The fact is that if Obama were doing everything possible to stimulate the economy - including cutting taxes and spending - instead of his ongoing hostility to business, the American people would be more likely to throw him some slack. As it is, his agenda obviously comes before any other concern and that agenda is hostile to the economy and the financial welfare of this country.

Leave it to apologists like Bill Press, however, to twist themselves into a pretzel to defend the guy they fought so hard to put in office. Instead of putting the welfare of the country first, people like Press simply want to reshape the country in their image regardless of the consequences.

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