John Ransom

Doctor Roy wrote: If you are going to make voting contingent on paying taxes I don't know what else you could call it [but a poll tax]. I still don't know what you guys are talking about with this " white guilt" malarkey. Obama came along at exactly the right time. Hell I'm an agnostic and I might have gottten elected if I got to follow Dubya's train wreck. - Equality! Obama's the Worst!

Dear Comrade Doctor,

I always have trouble understanding if you are as dumb as you pretend to be. I’d like to give you the benefit of the doubt and say, “yes, he really is that dumb.” But then I remember that: 1) you’re Illinois and 2) you’re union.

By the way: How does it feel to be a part of the movement that will finally send Illinois in bankruptcy, thus ensuring the Land of Lincoln will become the first failed state in the history of the United States, even worse than California?

Last week the Illinois Supreme Court decided that union benefits are protected under the Illinois constitution and can’t be cut during the lifetime of a union member.

And so continues the descent into hell. At least that what the Chicago Tribune thinks.

Now all you have to do is worry about a joint invasion from Iran and Russia that Obama will condemn but privately sanction because he has a tee time conflict.

As to the white guilt, you know what people are talking about.

It’s the phenomenon that allows a thug like Michael Vick to become a STAR in professional football because there are some white people who don’t think it’s fair that there are few black quarterback stars.

It’s the phenomenon that allows the most unqualified of men to beat out the most unqualified of women for the Democrat presidential nomination simply because he’s black. It’s the phenomenon that allows a blond haired, blue eyed Nordic community to bestow upon Obama a Nobel Peace Prize simply for running and winning an election. It’s the phenomenon that allows Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, who each enjoy a certain celebrity because of their race, to say that opposition to Obama is only just racism.

It allows a guy like Harold Washington—the black mayor of Chicago—to be treated as a minor saint, even though he presided over one of the worst administrations in the city’s history.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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