Current events according to Rob Arkley
According to Arkley, liberal politicians of his generation are causing young people to get “raped.” He probably didn’t mean it literally — one guesses he struggles with a small vocabulary — otherwise he could have found a word that means whatever he meant. The exact quote defies normal sentence structure, but is transcribed below for your interpretation.
If Arkley is following Republican politics — and he obviously is — he should know that what comes out of getting raped is a “gift from God,” or so sayeth Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. The Lord works in sadistic ways, apparently.
Here’s the quote:
One thing I am convinced is we have this generation that’s kind of in my bucket — mid 50’s. So say 65 to 50 er, to 45-48, that is really…there was a bunch of really liberal people in our generation, these kids now are getting absolutely nailed. They’re getting raped. As their voice gets louder, the fiscal sanity will return at warp speed.
Maybe Rob has cotton — or perhaps something more expensive, like silk — in his ears and missed the overwhelming voices of the young Occupy movement in cities across the U.S. decrying policies that favor the rich and disenfranchise the 99%.
When it comes to the Balloon Track, Rob says it will be before the Coastal Commission in the fall, and that he has given the “okay let’s go now” order to his people. Guess that means a previous order to stonewall the hell out of the whole Marina Center/Coastal Commission thing is now rescinded.
Below a few more points provided by regular commenter, “tra”:
Arkley is clearly feeling Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Bain pain, and he said that Romney’s unpreparedness for the Cayman Islands questions in the debate “breaks my heart.”
Romney’s record as a job cremator is unfair, because he only invested in companies that were “…emergency room patients…and emergency room patients die. That’s what happens.”
At about 15:50, Arkley concedes California to Obama: “California’s electoral votes are not in play.”
Arkley hearts the Keystone pipeline project. He really, really loves blue collar workers, and they’re the ones who would benefit from Keystone, he says. And, bless their pea-pickin’ little hearts, those fine upstanding union blue collar workers heart Keystone, too. In this context, Arkley gives an enthusiastic shout-out to the Pipefitters’ Union, including local Pipefitters leader Sid Berg.
But only a few minutes later, at about 21:15, the country is going to hell in a hand-basket because of workers, and in particular, unions: “It’s the labor costs that are really killing this country”
At 21:30: “No one wants to make hard decisions. These are not difficult decisions.” Huhwhat?
Arkley promises 100 new local jobs at Security National over the next 18 months, thanks to “God’s blessing.” Interesting, given that according to Arkley, California’s a disaster, an impossible place to do business, and Obama’s taking the whole country down the toilet.
At 26:45 Rail’s gonna revive the port, it will be the “world’s first Green port” and will bring 1,000 – 1,500 new jobs.