Sunday, June 24, 2007


“Bitter old fool,” is the perfect description of former Vice President and current sore loser, Al Gore. He has never even come close to getting over his narrow defeat to G.W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election. He writes books deriding his former opponent and the Administration; hogs enough camera time to make Chuck Schumer jealous, and makes a shameless career of just being shameful.

One of the saddest figures in the political arena, Gore still leaves the door open to a presidential run in 2008.

He’s a man who has “politically compromised the long-term credibility of environmentalism,” according to Camille Paglia of

She also pegs him as the “Phantom of a thousand accents. Telegraphing his supercilious condescension to whatever audience he’s trying to manipulate.” You’ve seen his fake accents kick in when he’s mimicking whatever type of crowd he’s pandering to(a la Hillary).

A New York Post article quotes Bill Clinton, when asked by political blogger Andy Ostroy: “Do you think Al Gore’s going to run?” Bill replied, “Someone’s got to fizzle. If someone fizzles, then, yeah, he could enter the race. He’s got plenty of money, his own money, to do it.” Ostroy went on to predict Obama will fizzle by September and Gore will toss his hat into the ring.

That’s wonderful. Here’s a guy who knows within a couple of tenths of a degree what the temperature will be in the year 2050, but can’t seem to grasp the Florida vote count of his own election in 2000. A fine addition to the stable of contestants we’re already forced to endure.


Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” appears to be resonating with people, at least where I live in Southeastern Michigan. The great people of the “Gimme State” salivate wildly over the idea of another government program paid for by you and yours truly.

I speak, of course, about government medicine, or “universal healthcare,” as is the more popular euphemism. If we could only take the Lifetime and Sports sections out of the newspapers and introduce some folks to a book or two, possibly one or two of our citizens would see, or at least think about, the pitfalls of such a socialistic idea. Or they could talk to a few Canadians while on one of their many jaunts to the Casinos or strip clubs of Windsor, Ontario and get their take on how wonderful that system is.

I have close relatives living in Canada and enjoying dual citizenship. One of them works at a hospital near Toronto. They aren’t impressed with that system. I have a close relative who is a refugee from Canada and even though living in this country and giving birth to a beautiful baby, while not insured, finds our system far superior to the Canadians’.

Maybe if our entitlement minded friends thought about giving up another 25 percent or so of their gross paychecks, then that would give them pause.

Now think of a healthcare system that runs as beautifully as the Veterans Administration…only without the outside help. Healthcare, brought to you by the same gang that can’t run government schools and educate and graduate our children, yet they demand more and more and more and more money.

Let’s hand over a few hundred billion dollars more to a government that mismanages and wastes money on anything that will buy them a vote. A government that gives billions of dollars to farm conglomerates, to produce too much food, so the government can buy it and destroy it, artificially keeping food prices higher than they should be.

A government that manages a postal system that runs television advertising with your tax dollars to convince you to use a service that is paid for with your tax dollars, perpetuating the government cycle.

And you see the Democrats in Washington falling all over each other to treat Moore like a potentate who has actually done something positive for society. The only way his documentaries could be positive for our society is if we actually had enough educated and intelligent people in this country to stand up and see them as a reminder of what will happen to us if we aren’t diligent.

The ignorant damned pandering, politicians… these people make me sick. Take some more of our money and mismanage it you idiots. Throw a few more billion dollars into a government program that will collapse under the weight of itself. Anything to get elected, I guess.

I wonder if Moore has a Michigan address this time so he can skirt the higher New York taxes. Don’t forget, he abandoned his New York penthouse address just before the release of “Bowling for Columbine” and changed it to Michigan for that very reason.

And those were just a couple of the more pleasant thoughts I had today. I need an aspirin.


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