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Friday, October 26, 2012

It's the Corner of Too Much Bull and Broad Thing

Dear America,

Business is Great
People are Terrific
Life is Wonderful

this is the kind of attitude all of us should have, all the time.

It was plastered to a bumper...and I thought to myself, whoa. I wanted to jump out of my car and meet them right then and there.  I wanted to see it, touch it, affirm it; I thought to myself, let's redistribute more of THAT!

You know the Gallup poll has a new number for the unemployed at 7.3% [whatever...]; while the underemployed number is holding at about 16.3%.   And I thought to myself, that's 23.6% of the faithful primarily unhappy in their daily purpose to create income.

Business is Great...
“As many of you know venture capital and private equity is one of the key mechanisms by which we finance new businesses in the state of Illinois,” state Sen. Obama said in a speech before the Illinois Senate on May 30, 2003.  “For a variety of reasons, Illinois has been lagging behind some of our competitor states in the formation of venture capital and its deployment in terms of seeding and funding new companies.”

This little tidbit is per ABC news, snapped from a post @ the Washington Free Beacon, titled "Obama Was For Venture Capital Before He Was Against It."

The article continues, saying:

Obama proposed a private equity task force in a resolution, in which he said that private equity “offers the best opportunity for long-term economic vitality, for the expansion of jobs, for the improvement of productivity and a quality standard of living, and for providing the greatest number of citizens with genuine opportunity.”

"[Private equity]offers the best opportunity for long-term economic vitality, for the expansion of jobs, for the improvement of productivity and a quality standard of living, and for providing the greatest number of citizens with genuine opportunity."  and yes -- it was worth repeating.

Just what has changed for you, Mr. President?

And if you believed it then, how come you despise it now?  Some might begin to think you are running that  Chevy Volt* dream car of yours all over the map, with that stark raving hypocrisy of yours riding shotgun. [*He really did say he wanted one]

And if what you said way back in 2003 is true -- which I, for one, would have to whole-heartedly agree with you  -- then wouldn't the mind and experience of a venture capitalist in the Oval Office be just the ticket?

Just imagine it!  Having a guy sitting in the Oval Office coming with 25 years Venture Capital experience -- creating the environment for the making of jobs, expanding companies, starting new businesses, changing lives, and creating wonderful.

And yet, we can't dwell on that thought for very long, as I couldn't help but notice another article at the same place, which began going something like this:

"The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc."

and continues with:

"The Human Rights Council (HRC), a body dominated by Islamic countries and known for its hostility to, and heavy focus on, the Jewish State, issued the report. The George W. Bush administration refused to participate in the HRC, but President Barack Obama joined it soon after taking office. Members of the HRC include infamous human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba.

 The Obama-approved body maintains a “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories [sic].” The current rapporteur is American college professor Richard Falk, a 9/11 “truther” who once posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his personal blog."
If so inclined, you can continue Reading HERE.

People are Terrific...

But allow me to get back to this business -- where is the president on this shocker?  Mr. " I'm all about Jobs, American Jobs, American Companies, American Competitiveness, American Stock" -- what are you planning on doing about this?  Holy Toledo.

And speaking of Toledo --  the two candidates are tied up in Ohio at 48%.  BUT -- did you hear?  Apparently, Chrysler is thinking about shipping the making of 'ALL or SOME' of it's JEEP line to CHINA.  I would hold up on that early vote until you find out more....you can start HERE.

Just think, Obama was out there on the campaign trail just yesterday and didn't say a word about it. huh.

Paul Bedard, of the Washington Examiner, mentions the president, the auto-bailout, a number of times, including this highlight:

"Obama is such a fan of Jeep that he included a picture of himself speaking at the Toledo plant in his newly released second term agenda binder. In his address to the plant in 2011, Obama said, 'I just took a short tour of the plant and watched some of you putting the finishing touches on the Wrangler. Now, as somebody reminded, I need to call it the 'iconic' Wrangler. And that's appropriate because when you think about what Wrangler has always symbolized. It symbolized freedom, adventure, hitting the open road, never looking back.'"
Well now -- looking back to that comment and Chrysler's new reality -- is that irony smacking the president right in the face with a few bumps in the road?   So prophetic, isn't it?   "I need to call it 'iconic' Wrangler" -- ya got that right given that Jeep is as good as gone baby gone in another year.  

But hey, the President keeps saying he is a 'man we can trust' so he must be trustworthy because he also says he 'always says what he means, and means what he says, and trust matters'.  [...that is just the G crib notes of every speech made since the last debate]  

...And only then does the same president spend the rest of his speech ridiculing his opponent about frivolous things that are either not true, misunderstood, exaggerated, or ridiculous.  He can't really talk about his message, or his policies, or his record, because nothing  has worked.  Scratch that -- it's worked -- but only on paper. It sounds good, anyway.

Speaking of things askew -- the polls are a fine example.  Up until now, most polls were dramatically pulling in Obama's favor across the board, mostly because they over-polled the democrats, and under-polled the independents and republicans.  Which is so strange...  I wonder if the operative being a liberal college or think tank has anything to do with it?

But notice how, as the election gets closer, the polling has made dramatic shifts and swings in Romney's favor.  What's happening?  A little thing called long-term investment:  the numbers need to be accurate, otherwise, the pollster loses all credibility.  If bias warps the reality, nobody would pay any attention to them next time around.

For example:  Consider the polling of the so-called and so-contrived "women's gap;" this hypothesis never had a chance.  The reality is we live in a wonderful world AND we, the people,  lean just right of center -- that being on most things political and economical and cultural [it's roughly a 60-40 split].  This means, when you get down to business, there are slightly more women who lean right.  The early numbers just didn't add up right from the start.   And on a personal note: Poll me! I've been voting all my life and have yet to get the call.

AND Obama refers to Romney as the big "bullsh&^%ter"....yeah right.  okay.

Oh Wait!  That reminds me of something fun to read.   Looking for a giggle?   Go to The Daily Caller HERE for The top five reasons Politico is garbage, in their own words, by Christopher Bedford. good stuff...

What I find troublesome, is the realization that this president -- in the natural, when he's confident in his surroundings -- really thinks Romney is a bullsh&*ter and is not afraid to say so.  He looks upon the guy's business experience with contempt; he thinks his ideas for economic change are simply too broad, not specific, and that must mean he's got nothing and he's just full of bull.   

Piecing together the last few months of this presidency, the more disenchanted and disappointed I get.  I think to myself, just how in the world did this happen?   

President Obama reveals "little to none" in the firm reliance department of understanding America's true corporate identity; for the words of our founders crafted exceptionalism and enterprise into our foundation with broad, magnificent, strokes, even though every word was carefully selected and meaningful to the core.
Life is Wonderful...

Now, I've got something really good to share from one of my favorite essays in the world, Compensation; it's timeless, thoughtful, and terrific -- and comes from the incredibly, creative spirit that is Ralph Waldo Emerson. [And I've quoted this passage before...circa March 2012...but it's so good, the repeat is totally worthy]  Here you go:

"All things are double, one against another. — Tit for tat; an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth; blood for blood; measure for measure; love for love. — Give and it shall be given you. — He that watereth shall be watered himself. — What will you have? quoth God; pay for it and take it. — Nothing venture, nothing have. — Thou shalt be paid exactly for what thou hast done, no more, no less. — Who doth not work shall not eat. — Harm watch, harm catch. — Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. — If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own. — Bad counsel confounds the adviser. — The Devil is an ass.

It is thus written, because it is thus in life. Our action is overmastered and characterized above our will by the law of nature. We aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism in a line with the poles of the world.

 A man cannot speak but he judges himself. With his will, or against his will, he draws his portrait to the eye of his companions by every word. Every opinion reacts on him who utters it. It is a thread-ball thrown at a mark, but the other end remains in the thrower's bag. Or, rather, it is a harpoon hurled at the whale, unwinding, as it flies, a coil of cord in the boat, and if the harpoon is not good, or not well thrown, it will go nigh to cut the steersman in twain, or to sink the boat."

GO HERE to EMERSON CENTRAL For the full dose.

I play a game with myself when I read Emerson -- depending upon what is going on in my life, something different jumps out...even if I am reading the same passage, pausing at the same paragraph, with the same words in front of me.

Today, that thing is this: "He that watereth, shall be watered himself."  

Our Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most beautiful thing in the world!  For look what it made!  And yet, to read it, it doesn't come with any specifics...It  just 'watereth.'

Now isn't that something..remember how we started...how an itty bitty bumper sticker can lead to.... incorporation.... which can lead to capitalization ....which can lead to expansion.... which can lead to Emerson ....which can lead to the contagion to start a new day.  In idea form, it's called free enterprising -- as it's all about action and attitude hitting the open road.

Business is Great
People are Terrific
Life is Wonderful

In a free market, we call it just the beginning to something called compensation. Evidently, for our president, it stops at the corner of  'too much bull and broad' to fully comprehend, let alone DO without a bad attitude (or is it bad intentions? bwahahahahah)
Now carry on -- sprinkle -- and spread the word.

Make it a Good Day, G 

Just a few foot notes...

For a real kick in the behind, go here:   READ this from The Heritage Foundation.

And welcome to the new world in California -- it's called Boot to the Neck governing, courtesy of Brown. You know what he says now - - in order to get his Prop 30 passed?  It's a choice between his tax hike or the kids get released from school THREE WEEKS early!  As if there is nothing else that they can cut instead...unbelievable.  

This is called Left foot, wrong direction...step into liquid here. 

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