The dumbest thing Kathy Castor bragged about this week

To create jobs in the Tampa Bay area, we must play to our strengths. That means supporting small-business owners, and bolstering the Port of Tampa, MacDill Air Force Base, schools, colleges and universities, and tourism (Hey, what about widows and orphans? Seriously though, note how Mrs. Castor generically references small-business owners, and then runs down a long list of government. This suggests she has no idea how to create jobs or bolster the economy).

Rep. Kathy Castor

(Here’s the latest propaganda from Congresswoman Kathy Castor. My comments in blue italics within parenthesis.)

Comments by Chris Ingram big-government solutions by Kathy Castor

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To create jobs in the Tampa Bay area, we must play to our strengths. That means supporting small-business owners, and bolstering the Port of Tampa, MacDill Air Force Base, schools, colleges and universities, and tourism (Hey, what about widows and orphans? Seriously though, note how Mrs. Castor generically references small-business owners, and then runs down a long list of government. This suggests she has no idea how to create jobs or bolster the economy). Last month, the Murray Company and Tampa Family Health Centers broke ground on a new health clinic in Sulphur Springs, we were encouraged to see the Port of Tampa receive a grant (Both examples use Continue reading “The dumbest thing Kathy Castor bragged about this week”

Irreverent View handicaps the likely GOP presidential candidates

With 2010 elections now well behind us, jockeying for the Republican nomination for president begins in earnest. GOP control of Congress and the White House will largely hinge upon how well Republicans manage their new majority in the House, and how successful they are at conveying to the American public that with the Democrats still in charge of the Senate and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, their hands are pretty much tied.

Expect a bruising campaign season. And brace yourself. It has already started.

By Chris Ingram

With 2010 elections now well behind us, jockeying for the Republican nomination for president begins in earnest. GOP control of Congress and the White House will largely hinge upon how well Republicans manage their new majority in the House, and how successful they are at conveying to the American public that with the Democrats still in charge of the Senate and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, their hands are pretty much tied.


Those realities won’t keep a bevy of politicians (and perhaps one or two non-politicians) from entering the race to oust Barack Obama. But a bruising campaign season full of fund raising, list building, town hall meetings, and media interviews will ensue first – long before the GOP crowns its nominee in Tampa in the summer of 2012.

Irreverent View takes a look at the hopefuls

Currently perceived to be “Top Tier” candidates

Sarah Palin – the former Alaska Governor who was selected by John McCain to be his VP nominee for three simple reasons:  she has a nice pair of  Continue reading “Irreverent View handicaps the likely GOP presidential candidates”

The Water Cooler: debt double-talk; Bitner for Chair; Wonderland

In 2006 Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the federal debt ceiling saying we needed to “get serious about fiscal discipline.” At the time of his vote against increasing the debt limit George W. Bush was president. Obama and every Democrat in the U.S. Senate voted against raising the debt ceiling and every Republican voted to increase it.

The Water Cooler is a snapshot of some of the things people are talking about in politics  

By Chris Ingram  

Washington double-talk about the debt  

In 2006 Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the federal debt ceiling saying we needed to “get serious  about fiscal discipline.” At the time of his vote against increasing the debt limit George W. Bush was president.  Obama and every Democrat in the U.S. Senate voted against raising the debt ceiling and every Republican voted for increasing it.    

 
 
 

What Rush won't tell you: the GOP's double-talk is as bad as Obama's

   Continue reading “The Water Cooler: debt double-talk; Bitner for Chair; Wonderland”

Our First Ever Racy/Sexy Media List

The fact that you’re even here proves the accuracy of the old adage “there’s a sucker born every minute.” Showman P.T. Barnum said it first of the throngs that spent millions of dollars on the fake curiosities he rolled out in the late 1800s – like the Cardiff Giant and the Feejee mermaid, which had the tail of a fish and the head of a monkey.

Cameras and cleavage

An irreverent look at sex and the media culture

By Victor Epstein

See racy photos and our first annual “shame on you” list. Continue reading “Our First Ever Racy/Sexy Media List”

The Water Cooler: Atwater’s Hypocrisy; Readers Not Happy with Marco

Kudos to the St. Petersburg Times for its editorial in today’s paper exposing the two faces of Florida State Senate President (and candidate for CFO) Jeff Atwater. The Times may be a little slow catching on (Irreverent View exposed Atwater’s hypocrisy in columns on Dec. 12th and again on Dec. 31st but better late than never.

An occasional look at what people are talking about in politics.

By Chris Ingram

Atwater’s Hypocrisy

Kudos to the St. Petersburg Times for its editorial in today’s paper exposing the two faces of Florida State Senate President (and candidate for CFO) Jeff Atwater. The Times may be a little slow catching on (Irreverent View exposed Atwater’s hypocrisy in columns on Dec. 12th and again on Dec. 31st) but better late than never.

The Times piece points out Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Atwater’s Hypocrisy; Readers Not Happy with Marco”

Watch your wallet, Barack Obama is in the room

Suddenly, Obama thinks fiscal stewardship, responsible government, and controlled spending are a bright idea. He’s full of the stuff that line a baby’s diaper, but hey, he’s giving it a shot – which is more than George W. Bush ever did (to my Bush defending friends please send hate mail to: openyoureyesandpayattentiontorealityandquitdrinkingtheRNCkool-aid@biteme.org)

Republicans will steal from you too, so don’t feel too confident around GOPers either

By Chris Ingram

Facing dwindling poll numbers following the Obama-care fiasco, President Obama is now attempting to fool Americans into believing his Number One concern is jobs and the economy – as opposed to socialism and a government take-over of 1/5th of our economy. O-say-anything-Bama is also touting his concern over the federal debt – which is the Number One peril facing America’s future and its children.

Suddenly, Obama thinks fiscal stewardship, responsible government, and controlled spending are a bright idea. Of course, he’s full of Continue reading “Watch your wallet, Barack Obama is in the room”

Your government at work: only in America

Chinese drywall cleaned up with taxpayer dollars financed by…China of course.

By Chris Ingram

I just read in the newspaper that the Hillsborough County Commission (Tampa, Fla.) is considering making federal “community block grant” money available to local homeowners who have Chinese drywall. If you’re not familiar with Chinese drywall it’s drywall that was made in China (probably in a forced prison-labor camp) that emits a sulfuric (think poop) like smell and causes corrosion in copper pipes and other metals in the home.

So now, our government in its infinite wisdom is going to Continue reading “Your government at work: only in America”