Most of my followers know I moved in 2011 from New Mexico to Austin Texas and due to the move, I fear I missed yet another Pet Peeve column! So, here we go!
President Barack Obama
Usually, I place the President on this list for being the Auto Czar—many jobs lost and many lives changed because of those decisions but I’m over that. This time he makes the list for a different reason. As a Republican I can see he is warm and fuzzy and I get that he’s cool. I also understand a war president has a tough job and his is an inherited war.
The reason the Prez is making my pet peeve list now is how he boasts and boasts about “jobs created.” Sure they are jobs “created” but first you need to get everyone to agree that yes, our infrastructures need some attention and the earmarked funds for those jobs will actually be used so those “created” jobs will be “real” jobs—maybe. And, as the women of CNN say—how many of those infrastructure jobs will be for women?
By the by, the image above is from The White House.gov and yes, I said "no thanks, go to the website." I didn't credit his image because my tax dollars help pay for it!
The Republican Party
What exactly is the Republican party doing? I’m embarrassed to be a Republican these days. First, the Bush Administration ignored the 2008 economic crisis because, heck he was almost—out of the building. He left the job to people like Henry Paulson (big mistake). We watched in awe as Robert Wolf (UBS Americas), a Wall Street insider and power broker, advised Barack Obama on the economy giving him a platform to run on—and he won on that platform.
Toxic assets and Credit Default Swaps will forever be placed in dictionaries and history lessons thanks to the non-regulation of the Republican party and Wall Street greed.
As for the 2012 election the Republicans aren’t doing much better and the front runner, Mitt Romney looked stupid standing in a robe telling a graduating class—“marriage is between a man and a women.”
To me, that warm and fuzzy cool candidate is looking better to all the time to this Republican voter.
I often put this on my pet peeve list but it’s on the list for a reason. I’m sick of those commercials of starving kids in other countries and how I need to donate right, right now or they’ll die. What about Americans who are starving?
Feed America.org says one in six Americans struggle with hunger.
So, I ask you, why is President Obama touting how great it is that private sector pledges in the amount of $3 billion are earmarked for Africa? Dude, you and need to look at your country and get those pledges to stay here—you know, the other country that starts with an “A”.
The XL Pipeline
Some will kill me here but if built, this would bring jobs there’s no doubt about that, however, the protests of “not in my backyard” means no votes for those running in an election year so in reality, our leaders or wannabe leaders voted this down.
Oh it will be back to the revision table again and again, but if the voting public can prevail here, why can’t we prevail on regulating Wall Street?
Oh yeah, I forgot, we can’t occupy or protest because our government wants us to be silent! Sorry for speaking up and please excuse me!
Today I can now say I have seen it all. Clint Eastwood’s wife is starting a new reality show on E! called Mrs. Eastwood & Company. E! touts the show by saying “Take a look at Francesca Eastwood as she navigates love, career, and her wild family in Mrs. Eastwood & Company.” I ask you hubby Clint! Can't you "make her day?"
I don’t want a peek and if one more Kardashian is given a reality show, I’ll eat my hat. Oh I don’t mind reality shows like The Amazing Race or Survivor, but these shows offer us nothing educational nor are they entertaining to watch. Whoever thought Snooki Polizzi would be a household name?
Enough Hollywood—what’s the matter—out of ideas, writers and actors?
Well, that about wraps it up for now. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to my pet peeve list and I for one think I won’t be surprised and maybe pleasantly surprised if Obama wins a second term—but don’t tell my mom or sister I said that.