Saturday, February 28, 2009

Crazy Uncle Joe Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due

The gaffetastic vice president of the United Socialist States of America has started his middle class task force road show. Not sure what the purpose of this little task force is, other then allowing a Democrat to find a real middle class person they like. We know they have no problem finding those at the low end of economic scale, they use them for photo ops all the time. They certainly know where some of the wealthiest citizens are, also known as the entertainment industry or what they call their base, but they seem to have trouble finding the middle class.

They bumped into one of them in Ohio once, some guy named Joe and that meeting didn't go too good.

So Joe begins his search for the middle class at the University of Pennsylvania, an institution near and dear to his heart since his kids either attended there or are attending there. He has a daughter getting a masters degree in social work attending right now. I thought all you had to do was go to a couple of ACORN workshops to get that degree.

Anyway while Joe was there he decided to give credit where credit was due for cramming this porkulus generational theft act down our throats, Arlen "Skeletor" Specter.
I've been a senator for 36 years, and I think I can count on one hand when I've watched people cast a vote from the side of the aisle, Democrat or Republican, that they happen to sit on, that no one doubts cost them -- cost them politically, but cast the vote because they truly believed it was in the best interest in the country. And so, Arlen, we would not -- this legislation -- it may not even help you my saying it, but this legislation would not exist were it not for you. I can tell you that personally, because two of your other Republican colleagues said -- one in particular -- if Senator Specter doesn't vote for it, I don't vote it; there were not enough votes. You're responsible for this, and I thank you. (Applause.)
There was a reason I rooted against the Pittsburgh Steelers in this year's Super Bowl.

This administration is going to use anything and everything in their power to use the force of environmentalism to ruin our economy. In this speech he talked about 'green jobs" and the smart grid. The Smart Grid is a collaborative effort between Google and GE to build a energy monitoring system that right now is being marketed simply as a way for consumers to monitor their energy usage and adjust their behavior. The real goal of the Smart Grid is to allow the government to control your energy usage. Don't believe me.

We should have -- we will have -- they exist now -- washing machines and/or dishwashers, that you will put your dishes in your washer after -- the dishwasher after you've had your dinner at 6:00 p.m., and it speaks back to you and says, "don't start until 11:00 p.m." Automatically it will start washing dishes at 11:00 p.m. at night, not at a peak time, saving you money.
That is all fine and dandy mister smarty pants, except when it is the holidays and I really need those dishes and pots and pans cleaned now so that I can continue preparing my meal for the family get together.

Uncle Joe talked about a UNION led program in CA for electrical training that in only 5 short years you can get your certification.
In L.A. there is electrical training (inaudible) southern California, a labor management partnership, jointly sponsored by a union in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and a business coalition of private contractors. The training required is like -- is required under an apprenticeship model, requiring over 1,000 hours of classroom work and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training -- very rigorous program.
Nobody checks anything these idiots say. It sounds good, plays well with the masses so who cares. 8,000 hours, based on a 40 hour work week, which only union employees get to enjoy, works out to 4 years of on the job training. No wonder we didn't use these guys in Iraq to restore the electrical grid.

Anyway for those who want to read the whole thing here is your link to the speech.

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