Sunday, June 28, 2009
How is it that people on the left think its ok for government to be so involved in so many aspects of our lives?
Why is it they want to regulate our food, our cars, our light bulbs, our windows, our caloric intake, our weather, our jobs, our income, our lives?
Why is there a “need for speed” to pass cap and trade when the bill is so huge no one person could possibly have read the final document from the time it arrived in the House of Representatives till Nancy Pelosi called for a vote? Indeed some 300 pages were not even included in the presented bill till after the vote!
Their actions speak for themselves: They want a European style government where they control the masses and we become mindless cattle hell bent on following their latest crisis parade over cliff after cliff until all they rule is destroyed.
Case in point: California.
In just a few weeks time, California will hit the wall. Americans should take a good, long look at the fiscal and social wreck of the Golden Land, because California is at a place to which all of America is heading. Many say that all new things move from California east to the nation. It catches on there and moves inland. This would sound a death knell for the country sending it into third world status. And indeed this seems to be where the liberals want our country to go.
Governor Arnold went to the White House for U.S. loan guarantees for new state bonds. But with the president's approval rating wilting because of a belief he is spending too much, the new administration slammed the door.
In Sacramento, a Republican blocking force is resisting any new tax revenue. With the state under a constitutional mandate to balance its budget, yet facing a $24 billion deficit this July, a chainsaw is about to be taken to state government.
Some 38,000 of 168,000 state prisoners may need to be released. As Barack Obama is pushing universal health insurance, California will cut Medi-Cal for the poor. Education will be slashed, resulting in a shortened school year, thousands of laid-off teachers, school closings and an end to summer programs in a system that has plummeted from the nation's best to one of its worst, as measured by dropout rates and academic achievement. Those of you on the left would know these as “unintended consequences” such as your need for plastic bags at grocery stores 20 some years ago that now flap in the breeze outside your door.
Don’t give me your crap that Arnold is a Republican. He’s a RINO.
California is also proof of one of my arguments with Bill “nameless-cynic”. Fully one-third of all U.S. wage-earners today have been amnestied from paying U.S. income taxes, as the top 1 percent haul fully 40 percent of the load. So, too, in California, the well-to-do and the wealthy are hammered, which is why many have quietly closed their businesses, packed and gone back over the mountains.
Under George W. Bush and Obama, the U.S. government has undertaken huge new responsibilities: No Child Left Behind, Medicare prescription drug benefits, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the takeovers of banks and auto companies, bailouts without end and national health insurance.
California, too, spent lavishly in the fat years and issued bonds when state revenues did not cover the costs, bringing its once-sterling credit rating down to the nation's lowest. So, too, U.S. Treasury bonds, T-bills and the American dollar are now increasingly suspect.
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan carried California nine times. But the state is now a fiefdom of liberalism. John McCain's share of the vote was smaller than Barry Goldwater's. California today believes in Big Government, open borders, diversity, multiculturalism and the politics of compassion. But what liberalism has wrought in California, its native-born are fleeing.
Still, where California is at, America is headed.
Californians who are running away from the communities and towns in which they were raised have Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Utah and Nevada to head to. But when all of America arrives at where California is at today, where do the Americans run to?
Los Angeles, which is what most large American cities will look like, is the most diverse city on earth. Has diversity been a strength?
In the prisons and jails, and among the scores of thousands in street gangs and the underclass, a black-brown civil war is underway.
In October 2006, the Financial Times reported the findings of the famed author of "Bowling Alone" on what diversity has wrought:
"A bleak picture of the corrosive effects of ethnic diversity has been revealed in research by Harvard University's Robert Putnam, one of the world's most influential political scientists. His research shows that the more diverse a community is, the less likely its inhabitants are to trust anyone -- from their next-door neighbor to the mayor."
"In the presence of diversity, we hunker down," said Putnam. "We act like turtles. The effect of diversity is worse than had been imagined. And it's not just that we don't trust people who are not like us. In diverse communities, we don't trust people who do look like us."
Professor Putnam found trust was lowest in Los Angeles, 'the most diverse human habitation in human history.'
What kind of culture do we have when, as I walked out of L.A. airport, there stood a Korean man selling kosher tacos?
We have lost our rudder. The leaders are now lefty’s and in the darkest hour of the nations latest economic turmoil, at 3 A.M. on a Saturday morning, the House passes the Cap and Trade bill that will destroy thousands of jobs and cause untold damage to the poor and middle class when their energy bills double and they have no income to pay it.
This is mindless legislative suicide. I long for the days of Newt Gingrich when government was shut down. At least I knew no one was pushing some brainless bill through congress.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
What a tragic week this has been for us here in America and for many around the globe.
The loss of pop king Michael Jackson leaves most shaking their heads wondering why, at age 50 and in rehearsals for a tour, he was discovered without a pulse and rushed to the hospital to die just a few hours later. Though I was never a big fan of his music, as a DJ I played it a lot, and people could not sit still when it was played.
The loss of Farrah Fawcett, who’s struggle with cancer was a public long good-by, is just as heart wrenching. The award winning actress was rare combination of beauty and strength. She graced my bedroom wall just as she did in thousands of teenagers bedrooms in the early and mid 70’s.
Personally I am watching the mother of my best friend die from a brain aneurism so large the doctors in Madison’s best hospital were at a loss to explain what the tests were showing. The woman should be dead from a brain hemorrhage more than twice the size any of the doctors had ever seen. But there she was with only a noticeable shake in her left hand. The former mayor of Delavan now is in the Nero- Intensive Care Unit and struggling to recover.
The tragedy of tornado victims in Kenosha County was in my face all week as I worked 16-18 hour days removing bits and pieces of peoples lives from their homes and cleaning up basements filled with water, sewage and belongings of those caught in its path. It was hard for these people to come to grips with their loss and in many cases I was the only Jesus they saw in this dark time. My attempts to reflect God’s love at a time they were asking why God could allow such a thing was a challenge only made easier by reflecting on God’s word each day when I rose from sleep and began again to try and help those hardest hit. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rodolo’s and Sandra’s who have lost so much and search for the way back to normalcy.
God is coming back. Sometimes it would seem He is sending signs. The fact is, He continues to remind us to keep high the oil in our lamps, for no one knows when the Master returns. God be with you all.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Charles Krauthammer, arguably the most brilliant mind ever confined to a wheelchair, has written great articles in the past. I have learned so much from listening to this man. When I read his column he makes my mind seem small, but never lets me get away with thinking that way. His combination of whit and wisdom are rare and a blessing all at once. His latest article in sheer brilliance. I have never read it’s equal.
Millions of Iranians take to the streets to defy a theocratic dictatorship that, among its other finer qualities, is a self-declared enemy of America and the tolerance and liberties it represents. The demonstrators are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side.
And what do they hear from the president of the United States? Silence. Then, worse. Three days in, the president makes clear his policy: continued "dialogue" with their clerical masters.
Dialogue with a regime that is breaking heads, shooting demonstrators, expelling journalists, arresting activists. Engagement with -- which inevitably confers legitimacy upon -- leaders elected in a process that begins as a sham (only four handpicked candidates permitted out of 476) and ends in overt rigging.
Then, after treating this popular revolution as an inconvenience to the real business of Obama-Khamanei negotiations, the president speaks favorably of "some initial reaction from the Supreme Leader that indicates he understands the Iranian people have deep concerns about the election."
Where to begin? "Supreme Leader"? Note the abject solicitousness with which the American president confers this honorific on a clerical dictator who, even as his minions attack demonstrators, offers to examine some returns in some electoral districts -- a farcical fix that will do nothing to alter the fraudulence of the election.
Moreover, this incipient revolution is no longer about the election. Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. But people aren't dying in the street because they want a recount of hanging chads in suburban Isfahan. They want to bring down the tyrannical, misogynist, corrupt theocracy that has imposed itself with the very baton-wielding goons that today attack the demonstrators.
This started out about election fraud. But like all revolutions, it has far outgrown its origins. What's at stake now is the very legitimacy of this regime -- and the future of the entire Middle East.
This revolution will end either as a Tiananmen (a hot Tiananmen with massive and bloody repression or a cold Tiananmen with a finer mix of brutality and co-optation) or as a true revolution that brings down the Islamic Republic.
The latter is improbable but, for the first time in 30 years, not impossible. Imagine the repercussions. It would mark a decisive blow to Islamist radicalism, of which Iran today is not just standard-bearer and model, but financier and arms supplier. It would do to Islamism what the collapse of the Soviet Union did to communism -- leave it forever spent and discredited.
In the region, it would launch a second Arab spring. The first in 2005 -- the expulsion of Syria from Lebanon, first elections in Iraq and early liberalization in the Gulf states and Egypt -- was aborted by a fierce counterattack from the forces of repression and reaction, led and funded by Iran.
Now, with Hezbollah having lost elections in Lebanon and with Iraq establishing the institutions of a young democracy, the fall of the Islamist dictatorship in Iran would have an electric and contagious effect. The exception -- Iraq and Lebanon -- becomes the rule. Democracy becomes the wave. Syria becomes isolated; Hezbollah and Hamas, patronless. The entire trajectory of the region is reversed.
All hangs in the balance. The Khamenei regime is deciding whether to do a Tiananmen. And what side is the Obama administration taking? None. Except for the desire that this "vigorous debate" (press secretary Robert Gibbs' disgraceful euphemism) over election "irregularities" not stand in the way of U.S.-Iranian engagement on nuclear weapons.
Even from the narrow perspective of the nuclear issue, the administration's geopolitical calculus is absurd. There is zero chance that any such talks will denuclearize Iran. On Monday, Ahmadinejad declared yet again that the nuclear "file is shut, forever." The only hope for a resolution of the nuclear question is regime change, which (if the successor regime were as moderate as pre-Khomeini Iran) might either stop the program, or make it manageable and nonthreatening.
That's our fundamental interest. And our fundamental values demand that America stand with demonstrators opposing a regime that is the antithesis of all we believe.
And where is our president? Afraid of "meddling." Afraid to take sides between the head-breaking, women-shackling exporters of terror -- and the people in the street yearning to breathe free. This from a president who fancies himself the restorer of America's moral standing in the world.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This has been a very interesting month on this blog. Suddenly, a very peaceful yet poignant discussion on the events taking place in Washington took a turn. A turn I did not solicit nor deserve. Two very liberal individuals, one with his own blog, the other does not, attempted to give their side of the issues posited by me. Diogenes was the first, and it began as pure derogatory comments. It soon exploded into a war of words, the likes of which I am ashamed to say I participated in whole heartedly.
I am not proud of the exchanges we had. Especially disconcerting was the way I was dragged down to the level of name calling and playground like backbiting which was started by these two uninvited guests. At times it seemed they forgot they were guests and acted in a way so excessive it caused me to lash out. Just because we are politically polarized does not mean we have the right to personally attach each others charactor. I’m not prone to such behavior. I stand by the words I post but when challenged by these people who came in with guns blazing and swearing, I reacted badly, and in some ways, contrary to my lifestyle. For this I beg forgiveness with a contrite heart. The written word can sometimes be misinterpreted and in most cases of conflict it translates in ways unbecoming of the writer. This is regrettable.
That being said, I never came close to using the words these two used to make their points. After attempts were made to get them to stop being so disparaging and offensive fell on deaf ears, I had to adjust. So tactless and inane were their comments I had to, for the first time in 7 yrs of blogging, moderate the comment portion of the blog. This was disappointing and unfortunate. Even after doing so, these liberal sledgehammers would not stop. I now have chosen to remove their ability to post, their ISP addresses being blocked now and further comments will not be seen by me. I have reported their actions to BlogSpot and they are looking at the comments I forwarded to them in the hope these two people, who seem to care not for country or character, find ways to express their ideas without the crud, rude and inconsiderate utterances prone to liberal minds.
So, that being said…. Lets move on >>>
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I really need to smack this down because it’s just fluff and rhetoric. Nameless Cynic aka Bill wrote a response to Ten Nugent’s artical placed on my blog. In this “Open Letter” to Ted he says things so derogatory and insignificant that I will not let it go without some light of truth here. Bill states Ted’s line and then retorts. Let me cut and paste so I can respond before Bill is sought out and verbally and physically vaporized by “The Sledge”
Bill says: “Let's start with the title. I mean, you have a perfectly good bumper-sticker slogan, but you rush to explain what you means in the first six words people are going to see, instead of letting the rest of the column explain it.”
Ted said, "The Party of 'Know,' Not 'No."
Bill says: “You should have cut that off after the first four words, Ted. Let me draw you an analogy. (Oh, sorry: an "analogy" is where you compare two things and show where they're a lot alike. I'll try not to use too many of them educated words on you.)
This is like when you're playing along on a guitar solo, and you realize that you repeated a phrase one time too many. If you repeat something too often, it gets redundant... sorry. It gets "boring." (No, really - that word had nine whole letters. I'm sorry. I'll try to do better.)”
Eric's Reply: This is just a snide hit with zero substance at a man who has stated what he believes. Bill can’t accept what Ted believes, or what anyone else believes for that matter, because if you don’t believe what Bill says, you’re wrong, because Bill says you are. Because Ted uses strong words to make his point, Bill is prone to make his point by demeaning and attempting to humiliate others, as well as Ted. As you will see in the next paste:
Ted says:“In an effort to deflect criticism of (the Democratic leadership's) ongoing program to bankrupt the entire nation”.
Bill replies: OK, Ted, right off the bat you get it wrong. The Democrats are trying to fix everything that Bush and company screwed up over the last eight years. (I mean, you do know that it was Bush who started this whole bank nationalization/bailout thing, right?)
“Let the guitar boy help the spelling-challenged Democrats understand what the bedrock of the Republican Party -- conservatives -- instinctively know.”
Bill replies: Well, Ted. Sorry, I only wish that the conservatives had control of the Republican party. Sadly, the neocons, religious lunatics and the inbred have taken it over. I had respect for the Republican party once, but lately they're just sad and outdated. And very, very wrong. Much like your column.
Eman here...This is just false and durogitory and totally inept. If that were true, they never in a million years would have nominated John McCain to represent them as their president. It’s just a lie. The Republicans may be searching for a leader, but McCain was not it because many of them voted for Obama because the base was ignored.
Bill continues: “Sometimes, the things that you think you know turn out to be horribly wrong. People used to think that the world was flat. As it turns out (I'm not sure you're aware of this), they were wrong.
You hang out with musicians, Ted; you're used to the people around you having a ridiculously high unemployment rate. For the rest of the country, that isn't considered a good thing.
So let's see what else you messed up on.”
Eric responds:How does Bill know Ted surrounds himself with the unemployed? Is it because he comes from that liberal stronghold of jobs aka Michigan? Why does he say it? I have to believe it’s because he likes to hear himself speak and simultaneously think he’s God’s gift to truth.
Ted says: We know that stimulating the economy and getting America growing again begins with tax cuts across the board, including payroll, corporate and individual taxes.
Bill responds: Look, Ted, I know that you're rich. And I know that you miss your tax cuts. But you're really going to have to pay a little bit. The country is in trouble, and it needs your help. I thought you loved this country. Why do you want it to fail?
I'm sorry. Things aren't like they were back when Bush was in office. (We already covered the fact that Bush was the major force screwing all this up, right?)
Eman says: Yeah Bill, like YOU pay for your music downloads. First Bill says Ted hangs around with the unemployed, then he calls Ted rich. Like most liberals, he groups people and has it both ways, only this time he nearly does it in one breath. The country is in trouble because the stimulus package stimulated nothing, not one thing save one: government growth. Government produces nothing. Government increased payrolls by thousands. Government employees pay no federal taxes Bill. That means less people paying taxes and those people who do pay, pay more. This is the creep of socialism.
Ted says: We know that prosperity can not be brought about by taxing, borrowing and spending trillions of dollars.
Bill responds: OK, here's another new word for you - "oversimplification." You're taking a big problem, and trying to sum it up in less than twenty words.
The sad part is, to explain this to you, I've got to do the same thing. So try this: poor people need jobs. The business people aren't giving them out.
Eric: WOE!!! OK ..STOP RIGHT THERE!!! Business people aren’t giving out jobs because they have to cut back because of huge tax increases on business. Talk about oversimplification Bill, you can’t ask business for more money and expect them to hire too. If you let them keep more of what they make, they have more for employees. NOW THAT’S PRETTY SIMPLE…Bill just can’t get his mind around it
Bill continues: The government has work it needs done. So the government gives them jobs. This helps the poor people out. (Eman says: WHAT? The government hires the poor??? This is total crap!!!) And now the government needs to get the business people to start hiring, too.
Again, I'm sorry - I know this is confusing for you. It's a big problem. It takes a big plan, not small words.
Eric: Don’t be sorry Bill, we understand your public education on economics impairs your ability to think rationally. It’s not your fault Bill.
Ted says: We know the economic producers cannot be punished without also punishing the working class.
Bill responds: Wow. By that philosophy, business people can do whatever they want and never face any consequences. Of course, I guess that you don't produce much of anything except music, so maybe you don't understand business, either.
Excuse me Bill, Eman here, What business is it or yours or the governments what a business makes or does or pays it’s employees? What you want is SOCIALIZOM so you and the president can dictate what we make. It’s WAR on PROSPERITY!!! This land never did this in the past and became the greatest nation in the world. Now you and Obama think you have a better way, a way that has been tried and never once worked in the history of the planet!!
NOT ONE TIME!!!
Bill again: (Oh, how is that whole "music" thing going for you? Did anybody buy that album you did two years ago? Even with the help of your Damn Yankees friends?)
AGAIN Bill sees a need to be snide and obtuse. Equate to liberal minds.
We know that GM and Chrysler will ultimately fail because they are now being run by the federal government and the labor unions.
You really don't know the difference between "stockholder" and "management," do you? Wow, you don't know jack-shit about business.
Bill, you don’t know jack about shit much less business, you are proving it with your own words here.
Ted says: We know energy independence includes drilling off-shore and building many new nuclear power plants...
Bill responds: "...because completely destroying the environment will make everything better!"
Bill, the French get 80% of their power from nuclear. How has that damaged anything at anytime in your lifetime? Technologies today make storage of spent nuclear fuel safe and effective. Or are you still thinking from the 70’s???
Bill continues: Christ, Nuge. I know reading is hard, but the information is out there. Instead of just spouting off, you could actually look around. Best estimates tell us that even if we drilled on every inch of coastline, it would work out to one percent of daily consumption, and wouldn't kick in for ten years. It wouldn't do much of anything for us.
Here we see Bill invoking the name of my savior to make a point that is so faulse it is a joke. One word from President Bush last year saying we were lifting the ban on drilling and oil fell nearly $20.00 a barrel in a week. Know why? Because if we did drill, the supply would explode and Bill overlooks this because of convenience, and lack of common sense.
I thought you were a big supporter of conservation? What happened to that?
No, you thought wrong Bill, Ted is a drug free rocker. Has been all his life. And he is a hunter, big time hunter. A Big game hunter.
And nuclear power? Well, studies by the people actually building them tell us that building a new nuclear power plant costs more per kilowatt hour produced than any other type of power plant. Weird, isn't it?
Eric says: And it’s also a clean fuel to build a bridge to the new fuels of the future Bill, and it works.
I mean, there's other reasons, but I'm trying to keep this simple for you.
Your simplicity come out of necessity Bill, and has nothing to do with Ted’s ability to out-think you or out gun you.
And let's ignore that we don't know what do do with the nuclear waste we already have lying around. Oh, wait! You have all that land in Michigan, and probably some other land! You should volunteer to store it for us!
Eric says: Why not take it to Michigan? Everyone’s moved out of the place. No jobs, no money, all because of a LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC GOVENOR AND LEGISLATURE!! This would bring jobs to a job-starved state!!
Ted says: We know that bailing out failing businesses with tax dollars is not what our founding fathers had in mind.
Bill Responds: Why do overwrought Republicans keep bringing up the Founding Fathers as if they were gods or something?
Eric says: No Bill, they’re not Gods, they are the ones who sacrificed their lives, their money, their families and everything they had for Freedom, the very thing you and Obama want to regulate. Not me, not now, not ever. Ted would back me on that.
Bill continues: It's true. The Founding Fathers didn't think of that. Of course, for that matter, using the internet, mass production, and the concept of a "global economy" were also not figured into their equations.
To which I reply: Bill…Master Of The Obvious~~~ What difference does that make. They were right Bill. They knew people like you would come along and destroy the very fabric of our freedoms. Ted knows too.
Bill continues: Do you really think that a pre-industrial society is the best source for economic advice? See, that's something else you missed out on in school, Nuge. It was called "history."
Ted says: We know that more gun control laws will not reduce violence but will instead create more victims. We know that more guns equal less crime.
Bill replies: Hey, that's right! And since the United States has more guns than any other industrialized country, we must have less crime!
Actually, not so much. The overall US crime rate is pretty much the same as in other, similar countries, except for violent crimes: our homicide rate is three to five times higher than anybody else's. So really, guns haven't reduced crime, and the fact that they're easy to get has killed a lot of people. Where's the upside here?
Wrong-O Bill-O… Where concealed carry is the law, crime is down. Way down. Look up TEXAS!!
Bill continues: And you keep going! I've already written more than you did, and I'm only halfway through. I mean, my god, Ted! How can you stand to be so wrong on every subject? Is the ADHD really that much of a problem at your age?
Tell you what, Teddy. You stick with playing the guitar, and leave the deep thinking to the people who can actually do some of it, OK?
Yes, like good ol’ Bill here. Who has all the answers to all the questions capitalists have about socialism.
You know, it might be fun to debate someone who can really debate. bill likes to put links in every other line he types. Yeah Bill, now I know I've debated someone who believes everything he sees on the internet. I have lost any ambition at all to allow this person to comment. His ideas and his lack of taste, as well as his rude personality are not meant for my blog. Have a nice day Mr. Bill. You've been told to get off about a dozen other blogs, so, make it a bakers dozen. Bye now~~~
Monday, June 15, 2009
We had to get it done. Last Valentines Day weekend, we had to push through the Obama stimulus (porkulus) bill because unemployment would skyrocket if we didn’t pass it NOW so said the democrats. If we passed it, said the democrats, unemployment would be held below 8%. So here we are, 4 months later and we are at 9.4% unemployment and rising. It has not made jobs. Joe Biden comes out over the weekend and says “Everyone all guessed wrong on the impact of the stimulus package” but he defended the administrations spending designed to combat rising joblessness. Biden said inaccuracies in unemployment predictions shouldn’t undercut the White House’s support of the 787 billion dollar stimulus plan. The plan was supposed to create 600,000 new jobs. That’s WELL over one million dollars a job!! He said these will be new jobs that would not have been there before. That’s a lie. There is no proof of that anywhere. There is no evidence that this stimulus has created any jobs that would not have been there before its inception. Ten days before Obama was sworn in his top advisers stated unemployment would remain at 8% or below through this year if the stimulus plan won approval. Yet in May, we reached 9.4% and we continue to go up. 14.5 million Americans are out of work. Biden said that no one realized how bad the economy was. So he blames the faulty numbers and not the fact that the stimulus plan is creating no new jobs. We on the right knew it wouldn’t create jobs. Now Biden is swooping into towns across the country telling people to support the plan.
So when I heard this, three letters came to mind. Not numbers, not words. Three letters came to mind.
W M D
So we guessed wrong, big deal, it happens.
Didn’t Powell and Cheney and Bush all tell us we were going into Iraq because Saddam had weapons of mass destruction?
The left claims they were never there. We went to war over false pretences!! They screamed and hollered over and over and over and over again that Bush lied. The libs and the media never let them get away with it and never let them forget it. Now, there’s a good chance that Saddam’s nuclear work ended up in Syria but the best guess at this point is that they were wrong. The best guess is Saddam was bluffing. He kept telling the world he had them to keep his enemies at bay. But Bush and Cheney were wrong and they never heard the end of it.
Well now, Obama and Biden are wrong and the stimulus hasn’t done a thing. You could easily make the case we’d be at 9.4% without the stimulus package. Yet Biden can get away with a shrug of his shoulders and say oops, we were wrong. We said the stimulus would have an immediate effect and hold down unemployment, but we were wrong. Almost a trillion dollars is wasted on NOTHING!! All we have is empty White House claims that we saved 150 thousand jobs which is (of course) impossible to measure.
It’s a ridicules falsehood invented by a desperate and dishonest president. It’s easy to sell a package if you have no one to make you back up the pie in the sky claims made by this administration. They used the recession to justify an unjustifiable package of sops to the left that haven’t done one thing to pull us out of this downward spiral. Obama said government is the only solution to a problem this big.
Government is the problem, not the solution. Right Ronny?
Saturday, June 13, 2009
In an effort to deflect criticism of their ongoing program to bankrupt the entire nation, the Democratic leadership has labeled Congressional Republicans as the "party of no." The Democrats would have been correct had they checked their spelling. It is not "no" that defines the Congressional Republicans but rather "know."
Let the guitar boy help the spelling-challenged Democrats understand what the bedrock of the Republican Party -- conservatives -- instinctively know.
We know that stimulating the economy and getting America growing again begins with tax cuts across the board, including payroll, corporate and individual taxes.
We know that prosperity can not be brought about by taxing, borrowing and spending trillions of dollars. We know that leveraging the future tax dollars of our children and grandchildren is immoral, unethical, and should be illegal.
We know the economic producers cannot be punished without also punishing the working class. We know that bad economic decisions roll downhill quickly. We are surprised that everyone doesn't seem to either know this or care.
We know that GM and Chrysler will ultimately fail because they are now being run by the federal government and the labor unions. We know they are hopeless. We know that the people who brought us the U.S. Postal Service and the Internal Revenue Code are incapable of managing a three-car funeral in the desert.
We know energy independence includes drilling off-shore and building many new nuclear power plants. We know that "cap-and-trade" is nothing more than a tax that will punish those who can least afford it.
We know that bailing out failing businesses with tax dollars is not what our founding fathers had in mind.
We know that more gun control laws will not reduce violence but will instead create more victims. We know that more guns equal less crime.
We know more government programs, requirements, agencies and employees are not the answer. Instead, like all Americans of reasonable intellect, we know President Reagan was correct when he said that government was the problem, not the solution.
We know that we have adequate immigration laws but lack the political will to enforce them in order to enhance political power.
We know that judges should interpret the law, not make law. We know that judges should be impartial, not empathetic to any group based on race, creed or sex.
We know that throwing more money at a social problem does not correct the problem, but often exacerbates it. We know that Democrats have shoveled hundreds of billions of our tax dollars at various social and cultural problems not with the intent of solving the problems, but to attract votes.
We know political correctness is a euphemism for "brain dead" and that all crime is a hate crime. We know we don't need special criminal laws to protect certain people.
We know that too many young people do not graduate from high school, and the reason is because too many of their parents do not value education. We know that more money for education is not the answer.
We know our worst enemies are violent Muslims who hate America for our freedoms and Western values. We also know that we cannot negotiate with them and that defeating them decisively is our only hope.
We know that compromising our values, beliefs, and ideals under the smog of "getting along" may satisfy Democrats and some lukewarm Republicans, but we know this is a losing strategy.
These are things we know to be true. Why do Democrats say "no" to "know"?
House Democrats, once again, have been playing politics with the War Supplemental Bill that funds the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The House and the Senate versions of the bill moved into conference. House Democrats want to make substantial changes to the bill behind closed doors. These changes have outraged the Senate and lost support from the entire Republican caucus that is usually a sure vote for passing troop funding.
Democrats reduced the troop funding in the bill by $5 billion. They then placed $108 billion in unrestricted funds to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a global bailout package.
Then they went even farther, and stripped out the Graham-Lieberman amendment language that would bar the release of terrorist detainee photos being sought after by the ACLU.
President Obama was at first prepared to release those photos after a court ruled ACLU should receive them. He then backed off after military commanders -- including CENTCOM Commander Gen. David Petraeus -- told him that the release would probably cost the lives of American soldiers because they would inflame Islamic terrorists yet again.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her uber-liberal Democrat base won a 17-13 straight party-line vote in conference in favor of endangering U.S. troops. The Speaker had put extreme pressure on the Democrat conferees to remove the amendment language to secure the ultra-liberal voting bloc. Republicans had refused to support the bill because of the billions of taxpayer dollars in unrestricted IMF loans to bailout foreign governments. Without Republicans, the Speaker didn’t have the votes needed to pass the troop funding bill. Now that the bill doesn’t contain the measure to protect the troops, she’ll be more likely to get the votes she needs for passage from the large contingent of far-left Democrats.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, a Democrat from Hawaii, read a letter from Obama which stated taking out the language was okay with him, because he was appealing the case to the Supreme Court. The 2nd Circuit Court has stayed the order to release the photos pending the outcome in the Supreme Court. Passage of the amendment would have ensured the outcome of the case, in effect classifying the documents for a period of three years.
If Nancy Pelosi cared at all about our troupes and their mission, she would stop handing our money away to bail out other countries problems and fund the mission we must win. Funding the mission would help other countries in immeasurable ways, not the least of which is the destruction of the Taliban and ending the threat of terrorist attacks in their cities. When will the left stop spending money like we have it to give away? When will they take this war seriously and give the military what it needs to win? This is the change Americans voted. And in the dead of night behind closed doors and a silent press, they are getting the government they deserve. In an unrelated development, Nancy Pelosi was found to have lower poll numbers than Dick Cheney.
Friday, June 12, 2009
You lefties and your daily vitriol foisted on the conservative cause are getting just pathetic. What David Letterman said on his show Wednesday is being defended by ladies on The View, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN. Sarah Palin and her 14 year old daughter get skewered by this old man who has forgotten what is funny and the puppet press parrot the party line to make it ok. ‘He didn’t mean it. He was talking about the 18yr old daughter” like that’s ok.
You defend what this President is doing when the first thing out of new General Motors’s CEO’s mouth is “I don’t know anything about making cars…” Now THAT’S FUNNY!!
I could not stop laughing at this.
The following is an article I thought sums it up pretty well:
Painting the Right as an undifferentiated blob of evil.
By Jonah Goldberg
When an abortion provider in Wichita, Kans., was murdered, the predictable chorus pointed fingers at Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. After all, O’Reilly had said that George Tiller was a “baby killer” and had railed against the doctor’s late-term abortion practice for years. He must be to blame! No one bothered to ask whether Tiller’s accused murderer had ever watched O’Reilly, or to ponder whether a militant pro-life extremist really needed a talk-show host to tell him anything he didn’t already know about one of the less than a dozen doctors in the country who still performed third-trimester abortions.
But never mind. Such details don’t matter when you’re trying to delegitimize people.
Now we have James von Brunn. He is an 88-year-old loon, considered a dangerous nut even within the dangerous-nut community. He took his gun and shot up the Holocaust Museum and murdered a guard. Reporting suggests that von Brunn wanted to fulfill his revenge fantasies against the Jewish-neocon globalist cabal, which apparently outsources much of its work to the Bush family. A 9/11 truther, convinced that the bagel-snarfing, string-pulling Jooooooooooozzz are behind everything, von Brunn is the kind of fanatic the zombies who talk to themselves at the bus station would give a wide berth.
But, of course, we have Sarah Palin to thank for von Brunn. So says some genius at the Daily Kos. A competing braniac at the Huffington Post says, “Thank you very much Karl Rove and your minions.” Pretty much the entire media establishment is comfortable labeling von Brunn as a member of the “far right.” Putting aside other objections to that nomenclature, if von Brunn is a member of the far right, then it would be helpful and journalistically responsible if the press would start calling Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, et al., moderates and centrists.
That won’t happen, because the whole point of these exercises is to paint the Right as an undifferentiated blob of evil.
Never mind that von Brunn isn’t a member of the far right. Nor is he a member of the far left, as some on the right are claiming. He’s not a member of anything other than the crazy caucus. Von Brunn’s True North is conspiratorial anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. He’s not a member of the Christian Right. In fact, he denounces Christianity — just as Hitler did — as a Jewish plot against paganism and Western vigor. Nor is he a capitalist. Again, just as Hitler did, he hails socialism as the solution to the West’s problems.
Still, if we are going to play this game where we take the words of politicians and pundits, compare them to the words of murderers and psychopaths, and then assign blame accordingly, then let’s blame the New York Times, Chris Matthews, left-wing blogs everywhere, and the academics who penned The Israel Lobby (which blames a fifth column of Israel loyalists for our troubles).
After all, for years, mainstream liberalism and other outposts of paranoid Bush hatred have portrayed neoconservatives — usually code for conservative Jews and other supporters of Israel — as an alien, pernicious cabal. “They have penetrated the culture at nearly every level from the halls of academia to the halls of the Pentagon,” observed the New York Times. “They’ve accumulated the wherewithal financially [and] professionally to broadcast what they think over the airwaves to the masses or over cocktails to those at the highest levels of government.”
NBC’s Chris Matthews routinely used the word “neocon” as if it was code for “traitor.” He asked one guest whether White House neocons are “loyal to the Kristol neoconservative movement, or to the president.” Von Brunn may have wondered the same thing, which is why he reportedly had the offices of Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard on his hit list.
Unhinged Bush-hater Andrew Sullivan insists that “The closer you examine it, the clearer it is that neoconservatism, in large part, is simply about enabling the most irredentist elements in Israel and sustaining a permanent war against anyone or any country who disagrees with the Israeli right.” Leading liberal intellectual Michael Lind warned about the alarming fact that “the foreign policy of the world’s only global power is being made by a small clique” of neoconservative plotters.
Even with Bush out of the picture, some see the problem emerging again. Just this week, Jeremiah Wright, the president’s longtime mentor and pastor, whined that “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me.”
Maniacs like von Brunn connect dots that aren’t there because that’s what paranoid anti-Semites do. What’s the Left’s excuse?
But you hear silence from the people who will stand by this President come hell or high water. Not one specific was given in the Green Bay speech on health care. Look at Obama’s plan and look up socialized medicine and see if you can get your critical thinking skills back from the brink of lost. Reading Miranda Rights to Afghanistan war prisoners and the Obama administration knows nothing about it?
IT WAS OBAMA WHO SIGNED THE ORDER TO DO IT!!!!
Don’t insult me Mr. President. You know damn well what you’re doing and it follows in the footsteps of the Clinton Administration where they treated these terrorists like crooks. My critical thinking calls into question the validity and the thought process of this President on seemingly everything he touches.
Please Mr. Obama, keep it up. Keep doing what you’re doing. I can’t wait to see the results in November 2010 and 2012. Please keep it up!!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I request your thoughts today on one of the largest issues the United States faces with the Democrats in power. Our President says his new health care plan will not add to the deficit. Personally I find that fascinating. If you listen to Michael Moore you’d think Cuba was the envy of the world with its state run health care. Here in our country states have tried it with very poor results. Is the system broke? Where do we rank among the world in level of care, costs and cutting edge technology? What are your thoughts and possible solutions to this “problem”?
Friday, June 5, 2009
By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 1, 2009
Dr. George Tiller was killed while attending Church services May 31, 2009. Dr. Tiller, the nation's most prominent provider of controversial late-term abortions, was shot in the lobby of his Lutheran church in Wichita, where he was serving as an usher.
Hours later, police stopped and apprehended Scott Roeder, 51, of Merriam, Kan., a Kansas City suburb, on Interstate 35. He had been driving a car that had been identified by churchgoers as leaving the scene of the crime. Authorities were returning him last night to Wichita, and he had not been questioned or charged with a crime.
Wichita Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz said all indications were that the assailant acted alone. The FBI and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are trying to determine whether others were part of the attack and whether the suspect had any connection to antiabortion groups.
Tiller, 67, had performed abortions since the 1970s. He ran the Women's Health Care Services clinic, one of three in the nation to perform abortions after the point when a fetus is considered able to survive outside the womb.
The clinic had been the scene of frequent abortion protests -- some peaceful, some not -- and had served as the national focal point of antiabortion activists during Operation Rescue's "Summer of Mercy" protests in 1991.
Tiller was shot in both arms in 1993 by abortion protester Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon, who remains in prison for the crime. Tiller received protection from federal marshals for a time. In recent years, he declined interviews and public appearances out of fear for his safety.
He had also been a frequent subject of attempted prosecution in a state that has become one of the battlegrounds of attempts to restrict abortion. In March, the physician was acquitted of criminal charges that he performed late-term abortions without properly obtaining a second medical opinion.
Please comment on this story.
What are your views on this very "Hot Button" issue
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Now that the federal Government has taken over General Motors, will the company make a quarterly profit by December 31, 2012?
If so, when?
Tell us why you think this way and give as many facts as you can to support your stance please.
I will post my response sometime Thursday.
Have at it!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
I’ve had two very liberal commentators on my blog this last month who have been so rude and unable to stay on subject I now must moderate the comments. All these liberals can do is call names and change the subject. (If you think calling you a "liberal" is name calling, it's not. Liberal is a religion) They can’t defend their President, his policies or his nominees. They only can claim Bush lied people died yet given the fact Obama has broken 96% of his promises he made as a candidate, they still think he's the Messiah. They say Sam Alito said this and that makes it ok for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to say that, when Alito was being questioned by a senator for conformation and Sotomayor said what she said in a public speech to students of her own will.
These two are unwilling to engage in honest and POLITE debate. They defend this president as if he can do no wrong when in honesty he has now opened the doors to lobbyists which he promised to close, he goes out for a weekend get-away in New York and spends hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars doing it, and plays golf every weekend. Bush had to quit playing because the press was all over him for golfing while a war was being fought. Where is the outrage?
This slobbering lip-lock these two have on the butt of Obama speaks to the public education they got. I’ve had it. Until you two can be civil, actual and sensible, I will moderate the comments. I have NEVER had to do this in 12 years. It would seem the “tolerant” leftists who champion politically correct speech believe, as all elitists do, it does not apply to THEM, just those who do not think or speak as they do.
If you don’t like it, leave.
Stay on point.
Don’t give me your “Everyone is doing it” crap.
And be civil.
Or…you can be deleted.