The Ostroy Report

The Ostroy Report is a fresh, aggressive voice for Democrats and a watchdog of the GOP/Tea Party. We support President Obama and the Democratic agenda and seek to preserve the Senate majority while taking back the House. But we're also not afraid to criticize the left when necessary.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Random Thoughts for a Monday Morning


How come the 911 attack, which occurred 9 months after Bush took office "didn't happen on his watch" and "is Clinton's fault" according to many bull-headed Republicans yet, as House Minority Whip Eric Cantor says, "it's now Obama's economy" after just 5 months?

For sure, let's not focus on the eight years it took Bush to destroy the economy when we can blame Obama for not fixing this colossal mess in his first 5 months.

How can Obama's stimulus plan have "failed," as a chorus of leading Republicans have now charged, when just $57-million of the $787-billion total has been spent so far?

How and why can General Motors so gleefully come out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy just 40days after its sky was falling? Am I missing something?

How is that Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs can report a $2-billion profit (that's profit, kids, not sales) for the month of May (as reported in Monday's NY Times) after needing a government bailout just last Fall? Something smells fishy....

Why is it that some hard-headed Republicans, like Pat Buchanan on Monday's "Morning Joe" MSNBC program, refuse to pronounce Judge Sonya Sotomayor's name correctly (So-to-may-OR), even after fellow guest Chuck Schumer kept saying it correctly? A little not-so-subtle racism perhaps?

Now that we've learned former VP Dick Cheney instructed the CIA to conceal from Congress the administration's interrogation and torture policies, will the vicious right wing attack machine apologize to Nancy Pelosi, who blew the whistle on this in May?

Only a true "mayv-rick" like Sarah Palin can attempt to turn quitting into virtues people can and should respect and admire.

An astounding 71% of Republicans now say they'd vote for Sarah Palin for president. That means that 71% of Republicans are totally fucked in the head.

Do you really think Obama was checking out some 17-year-old Brazilian girl's tush? And even if he was, still better than unjustly invading Iraq and killing 5,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of others, no? Maybe if Bush had checked out some hottie's ass instead of obsessing over Saddam's, the country'd be a lot better off right now.

Since the "Twitter Nation" gave itself so much credit for advancing Iran's post-election rebellion, can we now blame Twitter for its apparent, and unfortunate, failure?

And finally, a non-political thought: Is it really a question whether or not Michael Jackson wanted to be white? If his changing skin-tone over the years leaves any doubt, how about the fact that he chose a white surrogate and he has three white kids? How come this "proud black man" doesn't have black children? Something to think about....


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5 Comments:

  • At 10:14 AM, Anonymous VennData said…

    The GOP genuflectors will believe anything they're told: even that the Left Wing believes anything that THEY'RE told.

    From my interactions with them, I'd say the Right Wing in this country is unhinged, they need to go back to mindless consumption of status goods.

     
  • At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Jake said…

    Here's a random thought: Why did Ostroy significantly drop the number of the stimulus to 787 Million when it was 787 BILLION?

     
  • At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't care whose fault anything is. I want everything fixed and I want it fixed right now. I've had enough of lies, excuses, promises broken, cover-ups, spin, sensationalism, racism, sexism, agism, and mostly stupidity and the inability to do even an adequate job in running the government and lately that might include saving the country.

     
  • At 4:28 PM, Blogger The Ostroy Report said…

    Billion. Of course, Jake. Thanks for the catch.

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Re: Michael Jackson. There have been suggestions that he suffered from a dermatological disease that caused the loss of pigment from his skin. That may or not be true. There have been other suggestions that he suffered from all sorts of psychological problems and disorders due to the constant prfessure form fans, media, etc. from age 5 to his death. That all is probably true.

    I think it is probably a waste of time and misuse of position for a politically oriented blog to be musing on MJ's preference for black or white skin colour.

    Doug Roberts, Thunder Bay, ON

     

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