2010 October 24
by drdog09

Denial. Not from the people in the video, they are living this nightmare everyday. No, the denial will come from the White House press office on down. It will come from the left of the left MSM. Organizations like Media Matters and the Washington Post. Denial and personal attacks that those portrayed in the video are lazy or unfit in some fashion. Denial because it portrays the ‘Won’ in a negative light.

But this is the reality of it. This piece also represents an October Surprise that not even the Democrats could have expected and it comes from a most unexpected source.

Hat Tip: Jamie Wearing Fool.

Apologies for the video framing.

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  1. 2010 October 25 4:24 am

  2. 2010 October 25 4:32 am
    Bumr50 permalink

    The video stirs many powerful emotions, but one scene in particular I found thought-provoking – the segment where the group leader has everyone with college degrees raise their hands.

    To me, this represents the fallacious notion that an education at a four-year institution makes you somehow more valuable to a prospective employer in this day and age, and that you deserve compensated for your time spent at the university.

    This is increasingly untrue, and in some cases can be quite opposite the case, as those with degrees tend to not “settle for less,” and use their degrees as some sort of “floor” determining their pay-level, position, and in some cases unwillingness to move in a different direction.

    I’m not at all trying trying to somehow disparage and disrespect the folks who have earned degrees, but it’s hard not to notice this pattern.

    I was also struck immediately by the lady at the top of the segment’s response when asked where she found herself applying. Government clerk? C’mon. EVERYBODY wants those jobs because they traditionally lead to permanent and “unfirable” positions where you get both a bloated salary AND pension.

    I realize that the gist of the post was going in another direction, I’m jus sayin’ what I’m thinkin’…

  3. 2010 October 25 4:48 am
    drdog09 permalink


    You are pretty much on the mark. I have two undergraduate degrees and two advanced degrees. But they are pretty much for squat for a lot of the things I do in IT. They carry weight if I am dealing with the CIO types, but not worth a dime to the middle manager in the same company. They would rather know I have an arm load of technical certifications from Cisco or Microsoft instead.

  4. 2010 October 25 5:00 am

    When the new batch of obammer college grads hits the bricks,they will be occupied with new hope and change, as their hope and change will consist of hoping the turds of reality aren’t too large,and their change of depends isn’t too frequent.

  5. 2010 October 25 5:03 am
    Bumr50 permalink

    drdog09 ,

    If I had a time machine, I’d go back and start a “technical school” around 1998.

    From what I’ve heard, many corporations don’t give a hoot what you can do without certification. But they seem relatively inexpensive when compared to the earning power that they offer. And REALLY inexpensive when compared to a degree from a liberal arts school.

    I expect to see the whole “competency certification” industry to take a leap forward in other sectors in the years to come. Much required curriculum has become obsolete in the information age – not to mention increasingly biased as the academia that previously had a monopolistic stranglehold on that information seek to justify their livelihood.

  6. 2010 October 25 5:36 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Again on the mark, I teach at a tech school. Here’s the interesting thing, there is a war going on right now between the tech schools that focus on job oriented training and the traditional universities. The universities are under pressure as States are asking ‘where’s the value?’ They view the for profit tech schools as a threat. They are using their State sponsorship to bludgeon the Pols to make it as hard as possible for these schools to operate.

  7. 2010 October 25 5:45 am
    brucefdb permalink


  8. 2010 October 25 6:03 am
    justrand permalink

    The Dems have been in FULL control of BOTH Houses of Congress for 4 years!! And full control of the ENTIRE government for 2 years. This fact has been hidden in plain sight by the LSM. The 60 Minutes piece hits WHAT is happening very well…they should have hit WHY harder.

    I pray that Americans wake themselves up to the FACT that the Democrats drove this “car into the ditch”…and have zero interest in getting it out. After all, if the “car” was humming along smoothly, there would be little interest in “Fundamentally Transforming” it.

    Vote, urge others to vote, help poll watch, make phone calls…

  9. 2010 October 25 6:13 am

    8 ?????? what

  10. 2010 October 25 6:27 am
    justrand permalink

    8-ball, 8 is enough, I 8 what?, …

  11. 2010 October 25 6:31 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Friedman has another one of his delusional op-eds up at the NYT. I’ll forego posting, as this is getting too much like shooting fish in a barrel. If you want to bore yourself here’s the link —

    Here’s a taste —

    “If we were a serious country, this is what the midterms would be about: How do we generate the jobs needed to sustain our middle class and pay for new infrastructure? It would require a different kind of politics — one that doesn’t conform to either party’s platform. We will have to raise some taxes to generate revenue, like on energy or maybe a value-added tax, and lower others, on payrolls to stimulate work, and on multinational corporations to get them to bring the trillion dollars they have offshore back to the U.S. for investment. We will have to adjust some services, like Social Security, while we invest in new infrastructure, like high-speed rail and Internet bandwidth; the U.S. ranks 22nd in the world in average connection speed. And, most of all, we will have to have an honest discussion about how we got in this rut. ”

    He wants to raise taxes on one thing and lower them in another so the Pols can play the class warfare game again. ‘Investment’ in high speed rail is a joke. The Acella only goes 143mph. That’s a 20hr trip one way, NY to LA. But more likely it is a 36hr trip because you have to account for siding delays and maintenance checks. Its a nonstarter. We rank 22nd in bandwidth (where we used to be 4th a decade ago.) BECAUSE of government policies catering to the Telcos. About the only thing he said right was lower corporate tax rates.

    And we got in this rut thru bad tax policy to begin with.

  12. 2010 October 25 6:31 am
    justrand permalink

    hattip Drudge and CNS:

    When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

    But, but…how could the debt increase by $5 TRILLION with Nancy preventing “deficit spending”??? I am sooooooooooo confused!

  13. 2010 October 25 6:32 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Maybe he reference the football pool?

  14. 2010 October 25 6:35 am
    mulletover permalink

    “We can’t repeal obamacare because the president will veto any attempt.”

    Uh, wait just a minute.

    This election is all about obamacare, and America hates it. The number of people either wanting repeal or serious amending of the bill is overwhelming, approaching 70 percent or more.

    A wave election may see both houses flip. If that happens, repeal legislation is sure to come forward. Obama is sure to veto it, but vulnerable democrats hoping to hold their seats in 2012 will be sweating such an override vote, and will not be quite so full of piss and vinegar. And there are a lot of said democrat senators up in 2012.

    The presidential election in two years will continue to be all about obamacare. America will hate it more with each passing day between now and then. It is not too difficult to see the opportunity to make the case for repeal.

  15. 2010 October 25 6:41 am
    retlaw permalink


    The wave is now located at 20 degrees S latitude / 10 degrees W longitude. It passed near the island of St. Helena late last evening and is still heading NW.

    It is now the height of nearly 45 Democrat U.S. congressmen and 6 Dem U.S. senators.

    The wave seems to have a mind of its own and has done no damage to local islands or coastal areas of Africa.

    Eyewitness accounts differ. Some say that the spray atop the wave seems to spell out “Hey Obama, can you hear us now”. Others insist the spray spells out “Hey libs, here comes your restraining order”.

    Small Democrat warnings have been posted to the NW.

  16. 2010 October 25 6:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    First, I would like to commend CBS and 60 Minutes for running this piece 10 days before the election.

    Secondly, I am much more of a protectionist than most of you. I believe in fair trade, not free trade. Our import taxes should mirror those of countries with whom we are trading. Our problems started in the 1960s with Japanese electronics firms dumping TVs in the U.S. market. For many years Japanese auto makers were dumping vehicles in the U.S. to build market share.

    The myth that the U.S. can survive (and even thrive) as a services and technological supplier is just that – a myth. Ask thousands of engineers whose jobs have been Global capitalists point to Smoot-Hawley and the devistating effect it had on our economy in the 1930s. The 1930s are an eternity away. The U.S. no longer is an exporting nation, which makes any comparisons to Smoot-Hawley invalid.

    Getting cheap sh!t at WalMart is cool until (like the people on 60 Minutes), you can’t afford cheap sh!t at WalMart any more.

  17. 2010 October 25 6:48 am

    Walter,The wave needs to be higher.

  18. 2010 October 25 6:48 am
    drdog09 permalink


    We can scrap that writer from the Tea List —

    “Under the U.S. Constitution, the federal government cannot spend any money that has not been approved by congressional appropriations; and, by congressional precedent, appropriations bills originate in the House.”

    Precedent has squat to do with it. Art 1 Sec 7 demands that revenue bills originate in the House. Damn!

  19. 2010 October 25 6:51 am
    drdog09 permalink

    When they reach land IP, they usually do!

  20. 2010 October 25 6:54 am
    justrand permalink

    retlaw, I agree with IP…the wave needs to be higher, with greater amplitude, and it needs to crash down with full force on Senater Ma’am’s disgusting head!

  21. 2010 October 25 6:59 am

    Mutley is correct, as it hits shallow water it will rise up, and smite the

  22. 2010 October 25 7:00 am
    mulletover permalink

    Senator Ma’am and Speaker Pelosi will soon be nothing more than an indication of the high water mark.

  23. 2010 October 25 7:07 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Whoa! Mullet, good one.

  24. 2010 October 25 7:09 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Daily Caller has article up about Scalia taking Kagan out for skeet. What was left unsaid was whether he had a chance for the ‘pitch’ to load her up on the machine so he could yell “Pull!”

  25. 2010 October 25 7:18 am

    It would take a carrier catapult to launch that chubby little carpet muncher.

  26. 2010 October 25 7:51 am
    drdog09 permalink

    IP, true. Maybe Scalia should have invited Cheney along too.

  27. 2010 October 25 7:53 am
    JBoz permalink

    Mullet #14 “The presidential election in two years will continue to be all about obamacare. America will hate it more with each passing day between now and then. It is not too difficult to see the opportunity to make the case for repeal.”

    We The People do hate obamacare…but what we hate as much is the willful, intentional and arrogant disregard for what we have clearly stated loud and clear. This election, and 2012, is about much more than healthcare, it’s about forcing government to be accountable to the people again.

  28. 2010 October 25 8:20 am

    I’m sure Jerry Brown or Meg Whitman will help them out! LOL

  29. 2010 October 25 8:34 am

    Did that piece actually air on CBS last night???


    Talk about October surprise.

  30. 2010 October 25 9:46 am
    JustMary permalink

    Bumr, my husband has been amassing certifications for the last several years. He even has his FCC license and a Cisco cert. Being union, this was a joke to a large group of guys in his shop who made it clear that he won’t get paid any more than they do with all those certs- and while that may be true now, it will most certainly not be true should the company ever union bust or downsize. A college degree didn’t get him this job, he is only just now about to get his Associates, and it has taken him a long time because of work and us having kids so young (just not enough hours in the day).

    If I may, and please don’t consider this too large a stretch- I kind of compare mega degrees to expensive weddings. Paying 50k for the most fancy pants wedding anyone has ever seen is no guarantee your marriage will work. I have many friends who had elaborate and extraordinarily expensive weddings- only to be divorced in two years. Hubby and I paid less than $100 for our Vegas wedding (his proposal was “Hey, what are you doing next weekend- want to get married?” 😆 ), and are going on year 13 (happily so).

  31. 2010 October 25 11:18 am

    “Walter,The wave needs to be higher.”

    It should gain height as it approaches the eastern coast this coming weekend sources say.

  32. 2010 October 25 12:37 pm
    retlaw permalink

    ip727 and justand

    “Walter,The wave needs to be higher.”

    Read KnightHawk’s post just above…

    The Sue Gnomee started in the souther Indian Ocean and was smaller then. It has now increased in size and experts in these type things predict the Sue Gnomee (now named HACMY, abbreviation for “Hope and Change My Ass” and also sometimes called TYHACASI, which stands for “Take Your Hope And Change And Shove It” )

    WILL CONTINUE TO GET HIGHER AND HIGHER as it gets closer to the east coast of the US.

    By Tuesday AM the HACMY (or TYHACASI) Tsunami could very well be as high as 70+ Democrat house members and 9 or more US Senators.

    Abandon all hope…”SEIU members and ACORN paid volunteers first”…

  33. 2010 October 25 12:40 pm
    retlaw permalink

    There are already reports on the East Coast of the US that ACORN volunteers are working feverously to pile up massive amounts of fraudulent voter registration forms to try to blunt the ferociety of the approaching TYHACASI Tsunami when it finally reaches the US sometime on Nov. 2.

  34. 2010 October 25 2:29 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Good stuff, retlaw.

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