Short edition this week. I’m trying to decide how much I dislike the deal that the GOP made with Obama this week. We gave up waaaaay too much to maintain the status quo on income taxes. Why should anybody need 3 years worth of unemployment benefits?
Considering how deep in cahoots Obama is with the unions, I’m surprised that there has not been any federal action regarding a bunch of union (UAW) jobs that are about to be lost in Hurst, TX. Bell Helicopter is moving just about all of their remaining helicopter production away from their home base in the DFW Metroplex, where the workers are in a union, to Amarillo, TX, where the workers are not unionized, and where nobody really wants to go to get a job. Let’s face it. Who in their right mind wants to live in Amarillo? Larry Bell moved his company to Hurst for a reason in 1951. From that location, he could take advantage of the work forces in Dallas and Fort Worth, which has now become one large metro area instead of two cities 45 miles apart.
We have now uncovered the holiday season talking point of the Democratic Party: Welfare is the biggest stimulus ever devised! We all thought that it was just a case of Queen of the House (not for long!) Red Nanny P-Lousy’s two remaining brain cells having a Gaffes Biden moment when she spouted that nonsense in July, but the idea has caught on. Here she is saying that low taxes are not conducive to job creation while unemployment checks really work. Meeeechigan’s Senator Stabenow agrees, which might explain why her state’s economy has been in the toilet for years. Ohio’s Senator Sherrod Brown used the same fatally-flawed logic on Tingly Leg Matthews’ show. Stabenow and Brown do have an excuse for this stoooopidity. Their states have been going downhill for quite a while, even during the low-tax years, but the tax rates aren’t what destroyed jobs in Meeeechigan and Ohio. The destroyer of jobs in those states was (drum roll please) UNIONS!!!!!
One of the early stars of the Dallas Cowboys, Don Meredith, passed away suddenly this week at age 72. “Dandy Don” quarterbacked the Cowboys in two NFL Championship games against Green Bay, including the “Ice Bowl”, and later became a broadcaster for ABC’s Monday Night Football and a commercial spokesman for Lipton iced tea. For a while, he lived just down the street from The Crawfish…a very young Crawfish. He was truly one of the great characters of the game. “Turn out the lights. The party’s over.” Rest in peace, #17.
One of the overpaid idiots of the NFL flapped his jaw a bit too much this week. Antrel Rolle (what kind of name is Antrel???) said the fans shouldn’t boo the players, comparing them to our military. “We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously.” Really? Do you want to trade places with our military? Do you want to get paid less in a 20-year career than you now get for half of a season? Do you want a retirement that pays less than 5% of your NFL retirement? Do you want health insurance that sucks? Do you want to spend lots of time away from home with the chance of getting shot, instead of working one day a week in front of adoring crowds? Do you want to actually work all year instead of taking off half of the year?
Homeland Security Ditz Napolitano says giving illegals amnesty in order to go to college would help our anti-illegal immigrant efforts. Liberal logic on display.
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!" Oliver Cromwell, 1653, on dissolving the Long Parliament (fitting for today’s Congress)
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