The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Labor Day Weekend - Hotels, merchants and local restaurants were pleased to see so many visitors at Clearwater Beach over Labor Day weekend.
Hotels were full and Clearwater's beautiful beaches were full of people enjoying the sun and near-perfect weather.
Of course, with all the weekend traffic, it makes you wonder if there has been movement in the development of a beach-parking garage.
The bad news?
A terrible parasailing accident.
Say It Ain't So - It can't be true that Clearwater tax dollars will be spent in buying property on Cleveland Street (in a high crime area.)
Highest and best use?
Time will tell, but it is difficult to imagine what might succeed in that troubled area of Clearwater.
Hmmm, perhaps a police sub-station!
Upcoming Election - Always remember, a candidate's record means more than a candidate's campaign rhetoric. "What you do speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying."
Seen On A Bumper Sticker - Go Green, Recycle Congress in 2010.
Suing To Remove Ineligible Voters - Because Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to enforce Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, former Department of Justice lawyer J. Christian Adams is privately suing 16 states that have failed to remove ineligible names from their voting rolls.
Majority Pessimistic On Economy - According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll released today, only 26% of voters think the economy is going to be better in the next year, and 61% think the country is on the wrong track.
Why does Joe Biden think we are on the right track?
Available Jobs Absent - According to the Labor Department, only 47.6% of people ages 16 to 24 had jobs in August, the lowest level since the government began keeping track in 1948.
Where are jobs being created? Our federal government.
Stand On Your Record - At least 5 of the 34 House Democrats who voted against Obamacare are running television ads touting their opposition while none of the 219 House Democrats who voted for it are highlighting their support for the bill.
Upcoming Elections Stir Emotions - If you listen to the daily dose of liberalism from so-called news reporters on NBC, CBS and ABC, you would think our economy is growing, unemployment numbers are shrinking, our federal debt is shrinking, the planned Mosque at the New York 9-11 site is a non-issue, the war in Iraq is over, terrorism has been won, our government has created jobs, George Soros is a good guy, Nancy Pelosi is popular throughout America and the low popularity numbers of President Obama are simply a temporary distraction in upcoming elections.
None of the above is true, of course. But, isn't it amazing that news commentators continue to speak as though America is headed in the right direction?
The truth about upcoming elections is that the DNC will spend "Democrat" funds only on Congressional elections where they have a good chance to win. Pelosi's message across the country is to "keep control of the House" at all costs. The loss of the House, of course, means that Nancy Pelosi would lose her government provided jet ride to San Francisco plus other American taxpayer perks allocated for the Speaker's seat. Yes, it would be difficult to imagine, Nancy Pelosi not in the front row and smiling for photo opportunities at the White House with good friend VP Joe Biden.
More importantly, and since all people have their biases when it comes to politics, why shouldn't newscasters and other news reporters? If a liberal owns a newspaper or television station network, why shouldn't they spew their brand of politics every day? The answer is that they indeed have the right to be biased against certain candidates or political issues over others. The political slant goes with the ownership. That is why many people consider the Wall Street Journal to be conservative and many mainstream newspapers to be liberal. That is why FOX NEWS is suggested to be conservative and ABC, NBC and CBS NEWS to be more liberal. The right of ownership trickles down to the news desk.
What, you can't stand to watch certain news channels at night? Change the channel. Don't like the spin of certain newspapers? Don't read the sections that make you angry. This applies to the folks who disagree with the stand of any news source.
If it offends you, don't read it or listen to it.
NAACP To Track Tea Party - Why would the NAACP go public and say they will be watching what happens at "Tea Party" events? Fear that everyday citizens are not protesting against the directions of our nations and leaders the NAACP supports?
Will the NAACP agree to be held to the same standards as "Tea Party" supporters?
An NAACP spokesman refers to "Tea Party" supporters as "extremist entities." Does the same apply for the NAACP?
It makes you wonder why the NAACP would enter a "name calling" contest.
French Revolt - French government unions staged a one-day national strike protesting a measure that would raise the minimum retirement age to 62 from 60.
Though Gone, Debt Continues - Now-demolished Giants Stadium still carries about $110 million in debt, or nearly $13 for every New Jersey resident.
NFL Football Season Is Here - The NFL season opener is between Super Bowl winner New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings (and 40-year-old Brett Favre.) What a great match-up!
The favorite? Saints.
Then there is our lowly rated Tampa Bay Bucs-a team loaded with rookies and an injured quarterback.
Forget about watching the Bucs-Cleveland game on television, it will be "blacked-out." Unless you actually attend a Bucs game, you probably won't see them on television in 2011.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." -Calvin Coolidge
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