Hey, Obama: Where is My Hoover Dam?

Interesting news story:  Voyager 1 is now on the very edge of the outer solar system and will soon enter inter-stellar space, the first man-made object to do so.  Clearly, a milestone in human achievement.  But here’s the kicker – its actually an achievement of the 1970’s, as Voyager was launched in 1977.  That got me thinking – our government has been wasting bags of money for the past 80 years, but we’re always getting less and less from it.

Think of it like this:  when FDR started us on our path to bankruptcy, we at least got the Hoover Dam; the Civilian Conservation Corps (any of you camping enthusiasts out there can probably name a half dozen camping/fishing spots which were created by the CCA); Mt Rushmore.  For Ike’s bags of money spent we got the inter-state highway system.  For JFK’s profligacy we got the Moon shot.  It all started to go wrong with LBJ; his building of the Great American Bankruptcy got us the “Great Society” and Vietnam.  Nixon just went from bad to worse – spending still shot up and we lost Vietnam and got millstones like the EPA.  And on and on it went – until, now, we’ve got Obama…who has spent at least $3 trillion more than would have been spent if McCain had been elected, and what did we get for it?  Solyndra.

Our liberals are spending more money than ever and we are getting less and less for it – just more government; more payoffs to cronies; more bailouts for the well-connected.  We, the people, are more than used to getting robbed blind by liberals…but at least we used to get something useful thrown in.  Like the Hoover Dam and the Moon shot; in other words, things which useful people can either use or at least glory in.  Can you imagine the shivers of horror among liberals if anyone suggesting building another Hoover Dam?  Carving another mountain in to a grand, American monument?  If, on the other hand, you offered to re-carve Mt. Rushmore in to a Gay Pride display, liberals would allow it – with no more than 10 years of bureaucratic red tape between proposal and first action.

Small minded, cowardly, little cretins who’s only concern is their place at the trough – that is modern, American liberals.  That, by the way, is what was rejected in Wisconsin.  That, also, is what the battle is ultimately about – will America shake off the chains of liberalism and rise to new heights of glory, or will we go on our knees and, fearful of doing anything, die a slow, painful death?  Will we, that is, take the path of least resistance until the whole United States is Detroit?  Or will we recover our courage and not only save America, but even return Detroit to its glory days?

Obama offers us nothing but more bureaucrats and more money for his cronies – Romney offers us a return to American greatness.  A return of an America which can, indeed, put a man on the Moon.

My choice is made; and never have I had an easier one.

11 thoughts on “Hey, Obama: Where is My Hoover Dam?

  1. Charles Pendergraft June 19, 2012 / 8:09 am

    Just replace the word ‘liberals’ with ‘politicians’, and you’ll be exactly correct.

  2. Amazona June 19, 2012 / 9:29 am

    Excellent points, Mark. We are in a death spiral of lowered aspirations and expectations. Instead of aspiring to feats of greatness or at least permanence, now the ruling elite aspire to nothing more than gaining and keeping personal power even if it means dismantling the Constitution and dragging the nation into the gutter to do it.

    Your post made me look at the candidates for the presidency we have seen over the past several years. How many of them, on either side, have had grand ideas for the nation? Newt did, and does, but needed to be better grounded. But at least he had them.

    I think Mitt has an ideal in his head of a newly restored constitutional republic, able to achieve its promise, but I see nothing of the sort from anyone else. Obama had his stated dream, but it was to “fundamentally TRANSFORM” this nation, and we could predict then and we can see now that this transformation is nothing but a degeneration into a sad, gray, racially and economically divided and hostile, weak and flabby nation of dependents on the ruling elites.

    Right now I would settle for a goal of simply reviving the American spirit, of reestablishing the melting pot and getting rid of the salad bowl, of sparking love of and pride in our country, of opening up the opportunities that once made us great. We can’t and probably shouldn’t try for anything more till we regain our spirit and our optimism and our ability to succeed based on our skills and our ambitions.

    It may take another half-century to overcome the damage done to race relations in this country, so coldly and callously torn to shreds by people using divisiveness and hatred to gain and keep power, but we can overcome the class warfare problem much more quickly by making success available to all.

  3. Cluster June 19, 2012 / 10:41 am

    Can you imagine the shivers of horror among liberals if anyone suggesting building another Hoover Dam?

    The irony of this is that liberals would applaud a huge government project such as this that would put thousands of people to work on the taxpayer dime, but would tie themselves up in knots over the environmental ramifications and would probably ultimately reject the project because of that.

    And obviously, IF the democrats wanted to put a lot of people back to work, they would have approved the keystone pipeline.

    • dbschmidt June 19, 2012 / 2:26 pm

      If they really wanted to do a “Public Works” project there is always the border fence which was promised and paid for years ago by Tip O’Neil and Co. A pair of double fences a half mile apart with listening equipment implanted in the earth (for the miners) and drones out the wazoo day and night. Free buses to the site.

      • Amazona June 19, 2012 / 6:06 pm

        db, this is an excellent point. Remember a few years back when they were talking about building part of the fence and it turned out they were going to use illegal labor to build it?

        The Russians fenced off the whole border in Finland, had raked sand on both sides of their fence with pressure sensors in the sand and dogs patrolling.

        Maybe it’s easier if you are trying to keep people IN…….

  4. J. R. Babcock June 19, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    This is all part of the Progressive agenda. Public works projects have made way for public sector union pension funds. Fundamental transformation of our Constitutional Republic — ya gotta love it — NOT!

    • neocon1 June 19, 2012 / 4:17 pm


      This is all part of the Progressive agenda. Public works projects have made way for public sector union pension funds. Fundamental transformation of our Constitutional Republic — ya gotta love it — NOT!

      marxist communism 101 spearheaded by a kenyan usurper, community agitator, drug using, dog eating – back seat limo “riding” POS
      what possibly could go wrong?

  5. GMB June 19, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    If you want to something grand you might as revive the idea of a canal from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean along our southern border. Just think of how much time and labor that would take.

    • Amazona June 19, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      GMB, I think with our modern equipment we could dredge out the Rio Grande and make it quite an impressive canal, wide and deep and maybe even with some Gulf water shunted through it to make it impossible to cross.

      • neocon1 June 20, 2012 / 8:15 am

        alligators and sharks would love it…..

    • dbschmidt June 20, 2012 / 6:17 pm

      Actually, I like the idea of a new “Panama Canal” that could hold the largest cargo ships and then some along the entire southern border. I mean, after all we did give control of the Panama Canal to the Chinese and all.

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