Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Fred touched on a very interesting topic. The youth of this nation. A voting block that which overwhelmingly supported the dems.
These young people are also the ones that will be effected the most from our constant march towards socialism. And this "CHANGE" will most definitely be negative. I just want to offer a little word of advise for everyone, especially the youth: Given the choice between Capitalism and socialism, always choose Capitalism. (no matter what your professor says)
Monday, December 1, 2008
Hunting season is closed for a few weeks. So I have got some catching up to do, as it relates to blogging. Right now I am watching Obama offer his National Security appointments. I'll respond to it later.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have not been able to post much this month. There are several reasons for this.
The first is due to the economy. We have been working a man short. There are supposed to be three people in my department. We had a man leave several months ago and he can not be replaced due to the economy tanking.
The second is due to deer hunting season. I have been in the woods as much as I can.
The third is sleep.
I will try to get more posts up. Things should start to slow down at work now. Given the choice between hunting and banging away on this keyboard, hunting will win out every time. I should be able to get to it at night though.
So check back in with me.
And just in case you are wondering, I've got one deer so far.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The more I think about it, the more I believe we were had when the federal government proposed that $700 billion bailout to primarily deal with the liquidity crisis.
At the time, nobody seemed to know what to do. When Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke jointly proposed the bailout in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the Great Depression, nearly everyone threw up their hands and concluded there was no alternative.
His solution; CAPITALISM!:
Why not let them be bought by others in bankruptcy? There are those who say we are bailing out companies in order to prevent massive layoffs. In my view, those layoffs will come sooner or later anyhow because those companies are run by incompetents and no longer able to compete, while foreign companies like Toyota, manufacturing their cars in the U.S., are selling them and not seeking to be bailed out.
This is why we must get elect true conservatives from our party. The dems are certainly not going to fix this mess. Their solution to any problem is to throw more money at it.
Because it has abandoned moral absolutes and its historic Christian faith, the U.S. is moving closer to a Nazi-style totalitarianism, warns a former German member of the Hitler Youth in a new book.
"Every day brings this nation closer to a Nazi-style totalitarian abyss," writes Hilmar von Campe, now a U.S. citizen, and author of "Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America."
Von Campe has founded the national Institute for Truth and Freedom to fight for a return to constitutional government in the U.S. – a key, he believes, to keeping America free.
Read the rest at the link.Read his book. It will make you think. It can be purchased here.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
RINOs are Fedzilla punks who feign support for conservative principles only when it serves their political interest. RINOs are also known for their moderate positions such as supporting tax increases, federal “bailouts”, “comprehensive immigration reform”, advocating more counterproductive gun control that guarantee more innocent victims, opposing the death penalty, and growing and sustaining Fedzilla and all its toxic mongrels by going along with the liberals. RINOs have forgotten President Ronald Maximus Regan's admonition that government is the problem, not the solution.
RINOs reach across Fedzilla's aisle to cut deals and build consensus with the liberals. Consensus building means compromising values and cutting deals with the socialist prankster punksters whose goal it is to turn America into EuroAmerica.
Consensus building is for wimps and soulless people who stand for nothing. Compromise is not about being tolerant: these days, it’s about giving up conservative principles.
What does Ted recommend:
My specialty is making Fedzilla punks squirm and turn into a puddle of sweat and drool. Therefore, in the spirit of famous butt kickers Generals Chesty Puller and George Patton, I say we launch an attack on all fronts. Uncle Ted hereby declares it is open season on RINOs. No bag limits or permits required. Conservative ideas, arguments and votes are the weapons we will use. Hunt them down and shine a blazing light on these RINO turncoat cockroaches. Zero in the "we the people" crosshairs of your voting assault weapon and aim for the RINO pumpstation. Double tap center mass. Whack em and stack em, track em and hack em, pack em and give em no slack. Let's do to the RINO beasts what we did to the passenger pigeon. Force out of the Republican Party out the subspecies known as RINOs.
Read the whole article at the link above.
Ted is right on target. RINOs only weaken out party. America is a right of center nation. Even in California they could not get gay marriage past the people. RINOs can not gain the support because they do not embrace conservative values. We must weed the RINOs out.
Iran said it successfully test-fired a new generation of long range surface-to-surface missile on Wednesday — one that could easily strike as far away as southeastern Europe with greater precision than earlier models.President Bush has repeatedly encouraged Israel to let the sanctions work. These sanctions have not made a dent in Iran's rush toward the destruction of Israel. I know, Obama has stated that Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear missiles. Do you believe he will take the actions that will be required to stop them? If Bush won't do anything to stop it, why would you think Obama would?
The Sajjil is a solid fuel high-speed missile with a range of about 1,200 miles, Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammed Najjar said on state television. At that range, it could easily strike Iran's arch-foe Israel and go as far as southeastern Europe.
I expect Israel is thinking the same thing. At least I hope so. I expect there will be an attack by Israel before the end of the year. I hate to see this happen, but I do not believe Israel will have any other option than to stop them with force. I only hope the President will back Israel when they do have to stop Iran.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
First and foremost, the MSM. The media made a full transition from being a left leaning news source to an all out democratic tool. The constant bombardment from the media made a huge difference in this election. They consistently attacked McCain. They skewed their questions to force McCain to give answers that made him look like the worst possible choice. They did this while making Obama look like a hero, and letting him slide on the issues with "softball" interviews.
The next reason is the steady move the RNC has made to the left. I was not a fan of McCain from the beginning. The biggest problem with McCain is the fact he is a RINO. The democrats had the upper hand from the start. Bush hatred was running wild. McCain could not press Obama on the issues that could have kept a republican in the White House. You know the ones I am talking about. Two of them are: Immigration and Global Warming. McCain could not hit Obama on these because he shares the democratic views on these issues. ( John Hawkins has a great post up titled: The Top 7 Reasons Why The GOP Can't Build A Political Party Around Moderates.)
Do yourself a favor and read it.
Next is McCain's failure to take advantage of the last chance issue. The one that could have saved this election for him. That is right, the BAILOUT. When given the opportunity to stand up for capitalism, McCain opted to get in line and vote for this fiasco. I don't know if he could have pulled the election out or not, but it damn sure would have helped.
I'm sure there are many more reasons you could think of. Me too, but these are the biggest reasons we have a radical left wing socialist as our president elect. Borrowing a McCain phrase: "My friends", brace yourself. We are in for a bumpy ride. Keep your heads up though. This may be the best thing that could have happened. Maybe this will give the RNC a nice swift kick in the ass. This should wake them up to the fact that it is not good to alienate your base.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
More gas for the fire...
Georgia's WSBTV discovered over 100,000 Georgia voters are also registered to vote in Florida or Ohio.
Some are actually voting twice:
Georgia's Secretary of State has launched a full investigation and may seek criminal charges against three Georgia men who appear to have early-voted twice.
“This is extraordinarily disturbing," said Secretary of State Karen Handel.
...WSB-TV Channel 2 tried to find Thomas Habel at the home where he's registered to vote in Hartwell, Georgia, but was unable to locate him.
That’s because he was spending time at his other home in Marco Island, Florida. Before he left for the Sunshine State, according Georgia's Secretary of State, Habel early-voted at the Hart County elections office.
Chief registrar Elizabeth Forbes says she knows Habel and saw him cast his ballot. She even gave him a sticker. State records confirm Habel voting on October 1, 2008, but Florida records show him voting there on October 25.
"Oh, then that's not good," said Forbes when she saw both voting records with Habel’s name on them.
Contacted at his Florida home Habel admitted voting in Florida at the Marco Island library, but says he doesn't recall voting in Georgia.
Read about the others at the link.
First things first. Do not pay any attention at all to the exit polling. These things are a joke. Some people decide not to vote since these polls say their candidate is losing. Remember the presidency is not all that will be decided today. Let your voice be heard, vote.
A few links you may be interested in:
Broken Machines, Shortages Plague Voters Around the Country
Video: Hillary campaigns inside polling station
McCain campaign sues over overseas military ballots
Schumer on Fox: Fairness Doctrine ‘fair and balanced’
I offer this advise. If you have not looked at the positions of both these candidates, stay home and watch TV. If you have spent the past year and a half trying your best not to discuss or think about the elections, go to a movie.
Now, if you have looked at both candidates and decided which one shares your views. No matter which one you have picked:
Friday, October 31, 2008
Twenty years ago, hell no, 5 years ago if you told me that the man leading the polls would have supporters hanging signs with the Red Star on it, I would not have believed you. But there it is for all of us to see.
For anyone living in a cave for the last century, The Red Star:
The five-pointed red star, a pentagram without the inner pentagon, is a symbol of communism as well as broader socialism in general. It is sometimes understood to represent the five fingers of the worker's hand, as well as the five continents. A lesser known suggestion is that the five points on the star were intended to represent the five social groups that would lead Russia to communism: the youth, the military, the industrial labourers, the agricultural workers or peasantry, and the intelligentsia. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels used the red star as a symbol. It was also one of the emblems, symbols, and signals representing the Soviet Union under the rule and guidance of the Communist Party, along with the hammer and sickle. The star has since become a symbol representing socialism of all varieties.
H/T: Gateway Pundit
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Pay attention to the last few seconds of the second video. It's just not Obama people are scared of. It's any strong Democrat.
In my opinion the second amendment is the most important right we have. It ensures that we get to keep the others.
H/T: Confederate Yankee
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This man should scare the hell out of a gun owner. No, he should scare the hell out of everyone who loves America.
Let's take a look at a few things:
1) The economy:
He wants to spread the wealth. He wants to tax successful small businesses. What he is really saying is he wants to force people who provide jobs for the "little man" into either laying off workers, or cutting their hours and/or bonus incentives.
Obama likes to lay the blame on the Republicans for the recent credit fiasco. The truth is that he and his friends in the democratic party deserve the blame for this mess.
Bush and McCain have been unlucky in that this "house of cards" came tumbling down on Bush's watch. But the truth is; Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton built the damn thing. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd built additions and defended it as long as they could.
I think McCain would be up by 10 in most polls had he had the balls to vote against the bailout. But that is another matter.
2) Universal Health Care:
This is a disaster waiting to happen. I think the only reason this plays so well is that a lot of people mistake this to mean free health care. It is not!!! It will be paid for with more taxes. Not to mention the fact that the government would be in charge of this system. Do you trust the government to run this program efficiently? If so you might want to make an appointment with a therapist before Obama takes over.
A lot of people are tired of hearing this. The only problem is that it DOES matter who a person chooses to associate with. You can bet, if McCain was friends with terrorists, racist preachers, or shady real estate brokers it would damn sure be "news worthy".
H/T: Hot Air, for the video.
For the Tennessee fans: Know why Obama will never win in Tennessee? Because if you put a G in front of his name it spells GO BAMA!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Which candidate will be willing to stop our decent into full fledged socialism? After watching the debate last night, it appears to me the answer is neither of them. I think Obama, being a socialist himself, has got to love this bill. And McCain, hell he is already calling for more money to be thrown at this.
Congress will surely do nothing to stop this kind of thing. The leaders of both the Senate and the House are nothing more than clowns in nice clothing. If any person out there believes that congress will be able to solve this problem, please make an appointment with your therapist today.
One interesting thing about Congress. Not all that important, but it is food for thought. I have heard a lot of complaining about the "pork" that was in the bailout bill. The fact is, the bailout plan was the pork. The house had already passed the bill with the arrows in it. The Senate attached the bailout plan onto this bill. Why? You ask. They had to. The Constitution states that all spending bills have to be initiated in the House. Therefore the Senate could not bring a spending bill forward. So they just attached it to some bill, any bill. So, the bailout plan is PORK!
I am a person that loves his country. I believe in the vision the founders of this country used in creating the Constitution. I feel that America has proven itself to be the most successful and honorable country this world has ever seen. I do not think that our representatives feel the same way as I do.
I support capitalism at all costs. It has made this country the strongest country in the world. Allowing it to slip away will bring us to the level of every other country that does not practice it religiously. This bill has taken a huge chunk of it away. It has also opened the door for the complete removal of capitalism from our country. We WILL suffer from the effects of this bill for a long time.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
...Also, count me among those few here who want to thank the House Republicans for taking a bold stand against what had been a stampede on a scale I have never before witnessed on matters of huge consequence. Conservatism is more than a quaint belief-system to be embraced and debated over donuts at Starbucks. It is more than a list of talking points. It is the foundation of the civil society. The liberal uses crises, real or manufactured, to expand the power of government at the expense of the individual and private property. He has spent, in earnest, 70 years evading the Constitution's limits on governmental power. If conservatives don't stand up to this, who will? If they don't offer serious alternatives that address the current circumstances AND defend the founding principles, who will? The House Republicans have done both. And I, for one, thank them.
Capitalism works! It's that simple. The government got us into this mess in the first place. Why in the hell do we think they will do anything but make it worse?
I have heard a lot of blame games being played here. Everyone in the US is responsible for this. Some more than others, but we all share some responsibility. Yes, even the taxpayers have to take some blame. Let me explain, the taxpayers are also the voters. We have elected a bunch of clowns to lead this country. Things are not going to change until we give them the boot. If we keep electing people like this to lead our country, things are not going to improve. Keep that in mind when you walk into the voting booth next month.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I don't know much about the inner workings of the economy. I will be the first to admit that. But I can't shake the feeling that throwing that much money into this idea would be a step toward socialism.
I am a firm believer in capitalism, and this is definitely not capitalism at work. I find it hard to believe that so many people are willing to "throw capitalism under the bus". (I hate that saying, and that is the first time I have used it. But I hate a lot of what I have been hearing the last couple of days, so it seems appropriate.) I am also upset that all these "smart" people can come up with is this.
One important aspect that we are not hearing enough about is who is really at fault. I know, I know it's Bush's fault. He is the president after all. Let's face it, this all boils down to congress. Year after year of terrible laws have brought this to a head. Now these same people are going to work to solve the problem they created. How screwed up is that?
I am not going to pretend like I know the answer here. The best analysis I have heard so far was from Rush yesterday. He suggested a suspension of the capital gains tax for a few years to give investors the incentives to put money into the market. Like I said before, I will always err on the side of capitalism.
As far as the debate goes, I think McCain will be there. I disagree with it. If a plan is not in place I think he should stand his ground and stay in Washington. But then again, I am not in a battle to win the presidency.
Please let me know your thoughts on this whole deal. I need all the opinions I can get on this on.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The credit crisis and the lack of oversight over government-subsidized lenders like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac occurred on the watch of George Bush, and many blame his economic team for their lack of oversight in the collapse. Barack Obama has made this point one of his major campaign themes, arguing that John McCain would provide more of the same failures that Bush did. However, what many do not recall is that Bush wanted to tighten oversight with a new regulatory board for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other government recipients for the express purpose of addressing bad loan practices — and Democrats blocked it.
The New York Times reported this five years ago:
The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.
Barack Obama's White House campaign angrily denied Monday a report that he had secretly urged the Iraqis to postpone a deal to withdraw US troops until after November's election.
In the New York Post, conservative Iranian-born columnist Amir Taheri quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying the Democrat made the demand when he visited Baghdad in July, while publicly demanding an early withdrawal.
"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview, according to Taheri.
OK, I know that is just a smear from the Iraqi Foreign Minister, right? Wrong:
But Obama's national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said Taheri's article bore "as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campaign commercial."
In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office, she said.
In the face of resistance from Bush, the Democrat has long said that any such agreement must be reviewed by the US Congress as it would tie a future administration's hands on Iraq.
So, it's just another lie (emphasis mine). Then in the next line(once again, emphasis mine) Barack's national security spokeswoman informs us that it was not a lie. He asked them to delay an agreement until after the elections. Oh, I'm sorry, till after Bush leaves office. Which coincidentally is after the elections.
The text of the Logan Act:
- § 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
- Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
- This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I for one can easily retract my support and wait out the 2012 Palin candidacy.
The bill would open up a tiny little smidgen of space on the Outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas exploration — just enough that Democrats who vote for it can claim to be pro-drilling, neutralizing one of the Republicans’ most energizing issues going into the November elections. But the benefits of the bill’s meager drilling provisions would be negated (and then some) by $30 billion in tax hikes on U.S. oil companies, placing our own domestic producers at an additional disadvantage compared to their overseas competitors. In exchange for very little new supply, these companies would pay higher taxes related to the crucial activities of exploration and refinery-capacity expansion. To nobody’s great surprise, the industry is not eager to accept this trade.
Perfect. A "drilling" bill which does not actually permit drilling -- thus ending all possibility of expanded drilling in the future. The Democrats will say, correctly, "Well, we voted for a 'drilling bill' last time and supplies did not rise and prices did not fall. So isn't our precious ecosystem more important than expanded drilling, which has been proven not to work?"
It's better to have no bill at all than a phony one which dishonesty "proves" there's simply no point to drilling more American oil.
There are a large number of people that believe this is just the McCain camp trying to throw Obama off. The same way he did when allowing people to think he was going to pick Lieberman for VP. I certainly hope so.
It took me a long time to even consider voting for McCain. I must admit, the Palin pick was what finally brought me to decide to pull the lever for him. If this turns out to be true, he can stick that lever where the sun don't shine.
Follow the link above for Ace of Spade's take and contact info for the RNC.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I think the McCain campaign responded well to it:
That is all that needs to be done.
Barak Obama is weak on so many issues. These need to be the talking points. I hope that this type of thing will tone down over the next couple of months. I doubt it will though. This actually helps Obama more than it hurts him. So he will try to keep it going as long as he can.
Let me explain. Obama knows that his positions on the issues are completely ass-backwards from that of the majority of Americans. That is why his whole campaign has been run in a way as to prevent him from discussing what really matters, the issues. The central theme of his whole campaign seems to be "America sucks, and we need to fix it", we need to "CHANGE". Of course, he does not want to discuss how this change should occur. We are to "HOPE" that he will change it for the better.
Let us take a brief look at his idea of change:
Raise taxes by trillions and trillions of dollars. Oh, he don't want to tax you "poor" people. Just the fat cats. You know, the one that signs your paycheck. He won't raise your taxes, just prevent you from getting raises and reduce the amount of bonus checks. Not to mention the increased cost of the products these companies provide.
Expand government control of our lives. They have no problem complaining about how screwed up the government is. Then he wants to increase the size and scope of government. Whether it be schools, health care, entitlements, etc... he wants more control.
He wants to gut the military. Bill Clinton started the process and he would like to go ahead and bring the military to it's knees.
I could go on and on for days, but you get the picture. As long as he can keep the mudslinging going on, he does not have to discuss the real important things.
McCain has to acknowledge smears such as these. But he cannot fall into the trap that Obama is laying. Keep the issues front and center in this election.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Campaign and network officials had said on Sunday that her first television interview would be a sit-down with Charles Gibson of ABC’s “World News.”
But it turns out that she is spending much of Thursday and Friday with Gibson — at the ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska, and at her home in Wasilla, Alaska.
Campaign aides said the anchorman will get extensive, repeated access to Palin throughout her first trip home since becoming the nominee.
“ABC News will have plenty of time to question her and examine her and spend time with her,” a campaign official said. “They’ll do multiple interviews over two days. No topics are off-limits – there are no ground rules. There’s tons of time to talk to her about every topic.”
How refreshing to see a VP candidate that is willing to do this kind of thing. Once again the McCain campaign has allows the democrats to help their cause. The dems, including Biden have been suggesting that McCain and Co. are scared to allow her to do interviews. Well this shines a light on how worried the McCain campaign are.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Need proof? What do the left do when they are threatened? They attack. The attacks do not have to contain one shred of fact, as long as they are attacking.
Mr. Martin from the blog Explorations has put together a list of debunked smears coming from the left here. He is going to update as they come up, so check it from time to time.
A few examples:
- Yes, she is Governor of Alaska. No, she’s not the Lieutenant Governor. No, she’s not currently Mayor of Wasilla. Yes, she was Mayor of Wasilla, some years ago.
- Yes, as Governor of Alaska, she’s the Commander in Chief of the Alaska National Guard. And yes, her professional military subordinate is quite impressed with her in that role.
- And yes, the New York Times says the job of Governor of Alaska is one of the harder, and more powerful, jobs in state government.
- Yes, there are people in Alaska who think she’s too liberal.
- Yes, she did giggle when someone called Lyda Green a “bitch.” Yes, Lyda Green is a cancer survivor. Yes, it was the same Lyda Green who tried to force a scheduling conflict that would make Palin miss her son’s high school graduation. Yes, this would also be the Lyda Green who complained no one had asked her about Palin during the vetting process.
Friday, September 5, 2008
What does Obama do on the night of McCain's speech? He goes on The O'Reilly Factor to take away from the Republican Convention. I have heard a lot of people complain on the talk shows about O'Reilly. They do not think he should have given Obama the chance. There is one problem with that. Obama would only agree to come on the show if they aired it last night. I have heard O'Reilly say many times that Obama was welcome on his show any time. O'Reilly has practically been begging him to come on for over a year. He knew it was his only chance, and if he refused the left would use it as political fodder to attack him.
I would also like to steer you to a great post by Ace Of Spades. It is a great post and should be read in it's entirety. Ace does not pull any punches and will use some colorful language, but he is dead on the money as to how the left thinks:
There are a couple of interesting things here. First of all, why are all the Democrats so shocked she gave a partisan, cutting, attack dog speech? She is the Vice Presidential candidate; that is the VP's job, after all. Did they think she wouldn't take on that traditional job because she's a woman? Did they think she just wanted to talk about babies 'n bakin' cookies? Did they really believe their own horseshit that a governor who took on her own party and left it weeping on the floor was a bubbleheaded cupcake and couldn't act tough and canny like a man?
If so, shame on them. Not for the sexism. I don't care much about that. For the stupidity. For the ten-thousandth example of liberals cocooning themselves in their own little fantasy world, not allowing a single outside criticism or internal note of doubt to violate their soft, warm fragile little nests.
She's a governor, I repeat again, morons. She achieved the greatest state elected office and has run the state so well she has an 80% popularity rate and has even Democrats hoping she'll lose, just so she'll come back and serve out her term!
What exactly were you expecting? I'm reminded of Chris Rock becoming furiously angry at whites who say "Colin Powell speaks so welllll, he speaks so wellllll....!"
"He's an educated fuckin' man!" Rock screams. "What ignorant fuckin' shit did you expect to come out of his mouth? 'I'ze a-gonna be Prez-mo-dent! ?'"
My words exactly, liberals. She's an educated woman of high achievement. Tell me-- "What ignorant fuckin' shit did you expect to come out of her mouth?!"
Read the rest at the link. It is great.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
How did she prove to be cool under pressure? Check this out:
Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.
According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech....
The same thing happened while Rudy was giving his speech. A few minutes into his speech I noticed Rudy freak a little. Quite frankly, it was probably a good thing. During the first few minutes of his speech he did not look good. But when he started just talking to the crowd, he gave a wonderful speech.
As far as Palin goes, I saw no change in the way she delivered her speech. You have to admit, she was standing on the biggest stage of her life. She had to be a little nervous. Then she had to "wing" her speech. And she delivered wonderfully.
What happens when Obama's teleprompter goes down?:
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Check it from time to time, and give him some suggestions in the comments. We need to encourage or young people (especially conservatives) to stay active.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Republicans are putting John McCain's campaign priorities above some of their pet issues, including drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and denying citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
Members of the GOP platform committee voted Wednesday to stick with an energy plank that doesn't mention drilling in the refuge, saying it would only highlight an area where they differ with the Arizona senator. McCain opposes drilling in that protected land, and some committee members said they would rather bring him around on the issue once he's in the White House than widen their disagreement now.
And the second:
The National Republican Party for the first time is expected to acknowledge global warming in its 2008 GOP Platform, according to a draft of the document.Remember the scores of bloggers discussing how McCain would disrupt the party? The damage has just started. There will be plenty more where this came from.
“Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the earth,” the document said. “While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today.”
H/T: Michelle Malkin
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
So, what have I missed? Oh yes, the most liberal person in the Senate picks the third most liberal to be his running mate. I think he is underestimating this whole (we are supposed to win this time) thing. I know, I know with the hatred of Bush it's a sure thing right? I just don't see it that way. I am not saying he won't win mind you. I am just saying it will be harder than he thinks. But then again, McCain does have an uncanny ability to piss off his base. The truth is it is hard to tell at this point what the hell is going to happen.
We are right in the middle of the big circus they call the Democratic Convention. And what would it be without a little "free and open debate" democrat style?:
Michelle Malkin is live blogging, in case your interested. I think I would rather watch paint dry, but I must admit I have it on the TV myself. It's like a car crash, you don't want to look, but you can't look away.
What else? What happens when you let countries such as Iran thumb their noses at you?:
Syria's President Bashar Assad has publicly stepped up his outreach to old ally Russia in recent days, seeking aid to build up Syrian military forces and offering Moscow help in return — in an apparent effort to exploit a new Russian-American rift.
U.S. officials have noticed: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Mideast leaders this week that they should worry about Syria's efforts to gain more sophisticated weapons.
I disagree with this statement in this article:
"The Russian move into Georgia has begun a tectonic shift in the (Mideast) region," said Joshua Landis, a Syria expert in the United States. "It has emboldened Syria, Hezbollah and Iran to push harder against Israel and the U.S."
I submit that the weakness the US has shown against Iran has emboldened the others, including Russia.
It is no big secret that Russia has worked against US interests for a long time now. But it has always been covertly. I believe they have determined it to be the time to put it out in the open. They feel that the US has lost the ability to unite against rouge nations. I fear they are correct in their assessment.
What can be done now is beyond me, but our leaders in Washington had better get their heads out of their asses before we are stuck right in the middle of another cold war.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Let me explain. I have been against McCain from the beginning of this thing. He is the most dominant RINO of the herd. Right before I went on vacation I wrote a post detailing why I was going to vote for him despite that fact. I could not bring myself to post it. As of now I will probably vote for him because of the utter chaos Obama would bring to this country. But if he picks Al Gore's running mate, I will do everything in my power to ensure he does not win.
Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee who has endorsed John McCain, is being vetted as a potential running mate for the Republican presidential hopeful, according to an adviser to Mr McCain’s campaign.
Mr Lieberman, who has campaigned for the Arizona senator, has long been considered an unconventional but plausible choice for Mr McCain.
It's hard to disagree with Lemuel on this:
Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to hand this election to John McCain. McCain is tied with or slightly ahead of Obama in nearly every major poll and the public is indicating that they trust McCain to handle the most important issues facing the nation more than they trust Obama to deal with them. And everything Obama does and says seems almost deliberately calculated to drive even more people to McCain.
But then McCain seems to do everything in his power to drive them back to Obama or to cause Republican conservatives to sit this election out. If McCain names a man who is a left-wing, pro-abortion socialist in every way other than his support for our military then McCain will all but guarantee the election of B. Hussein Obama.
This is the most utterly screwed up pair of presidential campaigns I've ever seen.
Can't we dump both of these clowns and start over?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"We hope the Iranians will provide a positive answer," to world powers offering incentives for Iran to halt to sensitive nuclear fuel work, national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.
But "if they do not, the international community is united that more sanctions are coming," he said.
Think it will work? Me neither:
"The Iranian people are steadfast and will not step back an inch against the oppressive powers," Ahmadinejad told a rally in the southwestern province of Kohgelouyeh-Boyerahmad.
I am tired of hearing about sanctions. Every time we bring them up we give Ahmadinejad the chance to thumb his nose at us and call us an "oppressive regime". It makes us look weak, which only encourages him more.
Could the White House be using this as cover, and secretly be assisting Israel with plans to actually deal with Iran? I sure hope so. But I am inclined to believe they are still hoping it will work.
Note to republicans: Go back to the days when you were prepared to do what it takes to get the job done. Leave the hoping to the democrats. It is a pretty simple concept really. I can hope the yard mows itself all day long. It will not be mowed unless I get off my ass and do something about it.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The school district of Rochester, N.Y., gave teachers and students exact copies of the questions and answers that would appear on a mandatory test, only to have officials deny wrongdoing and watch half the students fail anyway.
...Prior to taking the social studies test, however, a district-created study guide available to teachers and students listed multiple-choice questions and answers that were identical and in the same sequence as those that would appear on the social studies exam.
The multiple-choice questions were only a part of the exam, comprising 40 percent of each student's score, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
It is unknown how many of the district's seventh- and eighth-graders saw the answers beforehand, said the newspaper, but it was determined that of the 4,329 students who took the exams, 50 percent of the seventh-graders and 44 percent of the eighth-graders failed.
So, with 40% of the answers given to them, roughly 47% could not pass the test. Forget for a second the fact that the teachers cheated their butts off in order to make it look like they were doing their jobs. The sad thing is that they had not ensured their students knew enough about the subject to get half the ones they had not been given. I am not as concerned with the cheating as I am the lack of education these kids had received before the test.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Here is a few:
Hillbilly White Trash / Great cartoon!
Ace of Spades
*** Stephen F. Hayes of The Weekly Standard *** A must read!
*** John Boehner on the Energy Surge *** Another must read!
A few comments:
DRILL DAMN IT!
Stop Iran Now!
I'm going to bed now. I should be able to post a little more tomorrow.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Iran must choose between cooperation and confrontation: US
...The statement from State Department spokesman Sean McCormack came after US Undersecretary of State William Burns joined international talks with Iran in Geneva in a bid to make Iran suspend sensitive nuclear work.
Burns, it said, delivered a "clear simple message" that Washington was "serious" in backing proposed international incentives for Iran to halt uranium enrichment and that it will only engage in negotiations with Iran when it does so.
The statement added: "We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only lead to further isolation."
But alas, just more appeasement talk. Iran is not interested in deals. Is that not painfully obvious by now?
The top ten recipients of foreign aid from the United States are Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Colombia, Jordan, and Kenya. Removing Israel from the equation, the remaining nine countries received an average of $1.043 billion in 2007 from American taxpayers and voted with the U.S. an average of 8.74 percent. Another example of the diminished value of the dollar.
Do yourself a favor and read the whole post.
That's $9.387 billion a year for nine countries that pretty much hate our guts. I guess I could say that since they vote with us 8.74 percent of the time.
Could someone please tell me why we are still involved with joke of an organization?
Mr. Kilgannon asks an important question:
Ronald Reagan once said that somebody “who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and ally.” What, then, does that make the United Nations, which opposes us nearly 80 percent of the time?
Of course, the answer is simple. The UN is one of the most anti-American groups in the world. Even though we fund the majority of there operations. The time has come to pull out.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
As Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday signed a new law that will put in place tougher penalties for selling guns to minors, he also announced he's got a new idea to help combat the violence that Chicago is experiencing: he's talking to the Illinois State Police and the National Guard to see if they could help.
The Chicago Sun-Times depicted Blagojevich as the "new sheriff in town" Thursday morning in its coverage of the governor's plan to form an "elite tactical team" to help the city fight crime.
"Violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control," Blagojevich said at the bill signing ceremony. "I'm offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help stop this violence," said the governor.
The summer of 2008 will be remembered as especially violent. Blagojevich said there's been a child shot nearly every day since June 26, with 29 Chicago Public School students shot since last fall.
So what does he think will help? Once again, you guessed it, tougher gun laws:
The bill signed Wednesday puts the adult who provides a gun to a minor in the same legal hot water as the minor who uses it to commit a crime.
The bill signed Wednesday means that adults who sell or give guns to minors are eligible for the same sentence as minors convicted of violent crimes -- including murder -- in which they used the weapon.
Not too bad of a bill, but hardly enough to change the crime rate.
How about letting the citizens in Chicago defend themselves? The Supreme Court have said that we have that right. Why does that not apply to the people that are under attack in there own cities? Look, I live in a place where I am completely comfortable walking down any street at 3 o'clock in the morning. We have some crime, but not that much. I have the right to carry my gun with me for self defense. I hope and pray that I never have to use it. But if I do need it, I have it.
I could not imagine living in a place where the chances are hundreds of times higher that I would be a victim, and where I could not defend myself from such odds. I would not live in such a place. But I have a choice, and I know that many people do not. These are good people that are forced to live scared for their lives, because their leaders don't trust them enough to allow them to protect themselves.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Read the complete post here.
What will it take for Congress to enact comprehensive energy policy that includes increased domestic production of oil and gas, renewable and alternative energy, and conservation? It seems to us outside of the Capital Beltway that virtually every effort to accomplish this is met with criticism and failure.
In my opinion, the debate about energy policy is no longer theoretical or abstract. Our failure to enact an energy policy is having real consequences for every American in their daily lives and has begun to affect America's place in the world. Alaska is ready, willing, and able to assist the nation in addressing our acute and expanding energy needs. Like many other states, we would like the opportunity to help.
Congressional approval of responsible petroleum development in the coastal plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) - the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America - would be of incalculable benefit to my state and our nation.
Should the governor of a state have to beg for permission to tap into an abundant resource in there own state? Read the whole post. It is like she is begging.
Call your representatives, let them know how you feel. For contact info go to the sidebar, type in your zip, and then let them have it.
We stopped paying for government three months ago. Tax Freedom Day was April 23rd. That's when the average American effectively finished paying taxes to government at all levels. But only the average American. Anyone living in a high-tax state, such as Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, had to work another couple weeks for government.
But taxes are a poor measure of the total cost of government. Because of sizable and persistent deficits, total public spending is a better standard of what we pay for government. Even that isn't enough, however. Regulation adds another substantial charge to the bill.
Americans for Tax Reform adds these together to come up with Cost of Government Day. That's when we really stop paying for government. Last year COGD was July 12. It advanced four days this year to July 16. Explains ATR: "In other words, the cost of government consumes 53.9 percent of national income."
"I know rednecks," my friend was telling me, "and they're not unaware, but this is what they think about Barack Obama: they don't think he's a Muslim, they think he's a secret Muslim." After laughing about it, I responded that I know very highly educated people who flat out believe Barack Obama isn't a secret Muslim, he just IS a Muslim. "His middle name is Hussein. He's a Muslim." Of course, I protest. It's ludicrous. My name is Melissa and I'm not even a wee bit Greek, but there you go.
First of all, I do know rednecks. I look at one every day while I am shaving. I have always been one, always will be. If that bothers you then you are free to leave this site. The problem with this whole prejudice against rednecks thing is people do not understand rednecks. The people that most consider a redneck are just honest, hard working people. Believe me they are not stupid. As a matter of fact, I would trust most of them much more the the average politician.
Rednecks do not believe that Obama is necessarily a Muslim. They believe there is not enough data to determine his faith. As a matter of fact, there is not enough data to determine where he stands on most issues either. I guess it depends on who he is speaking to, and what the latest polls say. This makes him an average, everyday politician. The man is not special. It takes time to be able to straddle the fence and not appear to be straddling the fence. The reason he has not done better executing this delicate maneuver is his inexperience.
Is it offensive to be portrayed as a Muslim (satirically, of course)? Because, really, that's the fence Obama is trying to saddle. He knows his name and paternity give him instant, unearned cred with a good portion of the world's population. And it's not just the Middle Eastern inhabitants salivating over a Muslim American president (because that is definitely how they view him)...
It is obvious the Middle East believes him to be Muslim, right? Not really. They want him because he is weak. His faith has nothing to do with it. They see him, as most rednecks do, as a man that will not stand up to them. Another thing about rednecks, you don't have to guess where they stand on any issue. They will gladly tell you. If you do not like, it that is your problem. And they will lose no sleep because you disagree.
The cover was funny because it had some truth in it--many truths in it. The Flag burning in the fire place: I had a black friend who will vote for Obama in November say, "Well, he's not really patriotic." Obama isn't patriotic. Does he hate America? I don't know about that but his words and actions certainly don't demonstrate love for America.
This is one sure fire way to piss any redneck off. They understand that we live in the best country in the history of this planet, hands down. Many of them are poor. But all of them are glad to be poor in the United States of America. If you don't agree with them on this, then get the hell off my blog, and don't come back.
Jesse Jackson was right: He talks down to black people. Hell, he talks down to everyone. He doesn't hide his contempt for average Americans and it slips out whenever he thinks he has a sympathetic audience--whether it's donors in San Fran or average Jeans in France. His close friendships with anti-American radicals and religious leaders cement the notion that he's an activist first, for one group of people, not an advocate for all people. His tone-deafness about how gas prices affect the average person comes off as snooty out-of-touchness--and begs the question: Has the man ever had a real job?
Finally, something Jesse and I agree on. He does talk down to black people, just as he talks down to rednecks.
Obama shows no signs of respect for any group of people. Some groups may be willing to overlook this flaw. Black people will not. Neither will rednecks. When most people think of rednecks, they think of smoke filled, blood stained bar room floors. I have been in a few of those bars in my life. Most of that blood was put there because someone did not show the proper amount of respect. Rednecks are the most respectful people in the world, until that respect is not given back to them in return. Then all bets are off, and you had better hope there is a hospital in the area.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Iran's test salvo of ballistic missiles last week together with recent threatening rhetoric by commanders of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards emphasizes how close the Middle East is to a fundamental, in fact an irreversible, turning point.
Tehran's efforts to intimidate the United States and Israel from using military force against its nuclear program, combined with yet another diplomatic charm offensive with the Europeans, are two sides of the same policy coin. The regime is buying the short additional period of time it needs to produce deliverable nuclear weapons, the strategic objective it has been pursuing clandestinely for 20 years.
Read the rest at the link. You will not be disappointed.
I had to add this paragraph:
Thus, instead of debating how much longer to continue five years of failed diplomacy, we should be intensively considering what cooperation the U.S. will extend to Israel before, during and after a strike on Iran. We will be blamed for the strike anyway, and certainly feel whatever negative consequences result, so there is compelling logic to make it as successful as possible. At a minimum, we should place no obstacles in Israel's path, and facilitate its efforts where we can.
How true this line is: "We will be blamed for the strike anyway, and certainly feel whatever negative consequences result..."
Oh, how I wish this man still represented us in the United (against American Issues) Nations.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Do I feel sorry for them. NO. Why should I? Did he expect being in the public eye would be easy? He is no different than anyone else. Running for office is not a cakewalk.
What about this cartoon from last month's Rolling Stone?:
Michelle Malkin has plenty more cartoons here.
President Bush on Monday lifted an executive order that banned off-shore drilling, increasing pressure on Congress to follow suit.
"With this action, the executive branch's restrictions on this exploration have been cleared away. This means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the U.S. Congress," Mr. Bush said. "The time for action is now. This is a difficult period for millions of American families. They are rightly angered by Congress' failure to enact common sense solutions."
As far as gas prices go, this won't mean a thing if Congress decides to continue ignoring this option. What it does is leaves Congress with no excuses. They can begin discussing this option or let the people know they are willing to bankrupt this country to push their agenda.
Freedom watch's new ad could not have come at a better time.
Update: From the office of Senator Jim DeMint:
H/T: Hot Air
...The very mild warming that the earth experienced over the last century: does that have more to do with mankind's activities or the sun?
It seems like it must be the sun. The reason we say that is because 70% of the warming we've had since 1850, when the Little Ice Age ended -- 70% of that warming came before 1940. 85% of the human emitted greenhouse gasses came after 1940. In fact, the net warming of the earth since 1940 is a miniscule 2/10 of 1 degree celsius....
Many global warming alarmists say there is a scientific consensus on global warming, that almost everyone agrees with them, almost unanimously among scientists. Is that true?
...With the temperatures scheduled for a 25 year cooling, I think the consensus just went out the window. I think the consensus people have just run off a cliff like Wile E. Coyote in the Roadrunner cartoons and they're in mid-air with their feet spinning madly while they wait for the earth to smash them to the ground far below.
Another thing I have noticed is that even the global warming alarmists were right: the solutions that they're suggesting don't come close to fixing the problems. Kyoto, these cap and trade schemes, they are really expensive and actually do very little to reduce greenhouse gasses. Any thoughts on that?
They're really talking about going back to the Great Depression. Nobody has a car, nobody could afford the fuel if they had a car. They're talking about living a hundred yards from the factory, except there isn't going to be a factory because there is not going to be any coal burning to power it. No nuclear power, no drilling for oil, no hope.
I just want to remind you that there are millions of people in the Third World, women and children, heating and cooking with cow manure, firewood that they gather off the mountainside. The air pollution in some of those areas is equal to a 2 pack a day cigarette habit. ...If there's no kerosene, no propane, no nuclear electricity, are we all going to be in that situation?
Read the whole thing at the link. It is worth it.
Al Gore is about to lose his latest cash cow. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. Any guesses?
For more on Dennis Avery go here.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Contrary to the popular fiction, ANWR.org tells us that the caribou population...in the Prudhoe Bay oil field has increased by over 900% and yet caribou in ANWR with no human contact other than Gwich'in Indian hunting have plummeted by over a third.ANWR.org asks: Do the Caribou Really Care?Are caribou affected by oil development on the North Slope? It would appear not, based on scientists' observations. The Central Arctic Herd, which uses the area around Prudhoe Bay, has tripled in population since oil development started in the early 1970's.Please note that it is ANWR.org that did not capitalize the "C" in caribou. I am not being disrespectful.
ANWR.org explains the caribou conundrum:The 1.5 million-acre tract accounts for just 8 percent of the 19 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And rather than the calendar art of the last frontier, the land at issue is a flat, boggy, treeless place where temperatures can drop as low s 40 degrees below zero. The place, therefore, is virtually uninhabitable by animals most of the year.Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton, testified at Congress recently and got down to actual numbers:The Central Arctic Herd is the caribou herd in the North Slope whose range includes the Prudhoe oilfields. Their numbers have increased from 5,000 in 1977, at the beginning of oil development, to 27,000 in 2000. Alaska Fish and Game has published the most recent census showing the population is now more than 31,000.
Read the rest at the link.
The Caribou that are secluded from human contact have been decreasing , while the ones around the oil fields have increased dramatically.
DRILL DAMN IT!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.
This is sad news. I liked Tony, both as a journalist and during his time as White House Press Secretary. My prayers are with his family.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The head of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries warned Thursday that oil prices would see an "unlimited" increase in the case of a military conflict involving Iran, because the group's members would be unable to make up the lost production.
"We really cannot replace Iran's production - it's not feasible to replace it," Abdalla Salem El-Badri, the OPEC secretary general, said during an interview.
Iran, the second-largest producing country in OPEC, after Saudi Arabia, produces about 4 million barrels of oil a day out of the daily worldwide production of close to 87 million barrels. The country has been locked in a lengthy dispute with Western countries over its nuclear ambitions.
This is a fine example of why you cannot depend only on countries (especially these countries) to supply you with a much needed product such as oil. It illustrates how our domestic policies intertwine with our foreign policy. We have let ourselves become dependent on some of the countries that hate us the most. You are saying Saudi Arabia is our friends. Right. They tolerate us because we have what they need ($$$/food), just as we tolerate them because they have what we need (oil/oil).
On a better note, it seems like some of the dems are starting to rethink their positions on drilling OUR oil:
...They're searching the polls, not their souls, and they aren't happy with what they find juxtaposed with their present position on the matter. So, as is typical of the breed, they're easing toward the more popular position.Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that Democratic and Republican leaders are negotiating a compromise on energy legislation. Kyl declined to say who's doing the negotiating or what results, if any, their discussions have yielded.
But Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), a longtime proponent of increased offshore drilling, said he was seeing "a big shift, a big shift in my direction," and it was hard to find Democrats who disagreed.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I have had reservations about putting this up. But I can't pass it up. I have never been a fan of this open mic thing. I didn't really like it when it happened to Bush either. But this could have some negative effect this November. A lot of polls show Obama getting unbelievable numbers among black voters. Rev. Jackson has a lot of pull with these voters, deserved or not.
H/T: Ace of Spades
...diplomacy can only work when one side wants something from the other side, which the other side is prepared to give. This situation does not exist with respect to Iran. For diplomacy to work, the situation would have to change -- the most obvious (though unlikely) game-changer would be US jets pounding Iranian nuclear, military, and governmental sites for a few weeks. In such a case, Iranian would want something from us, namely, to stop with the bombing already.
Read the rest at the link. It's worth it.
Iran does not need anything from us. Therefore they are not going to negotiate.
Meanwhile, they are working feverishly to develop nuclear weapons. How many times have we heard that all options are on the table? When are we going to decide that the diplomacy option is not working? I think it should be sinking in, even to a politician, that it is time to give up on this option and look into another one. It is irresponsible and stupid to keep doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.