Thursday, March 27, 2008

Clinton's Economic Plan

Not to be outdone, Hillary discusses her plan to save the economy:

Obama's rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, made a major address in Philadelphia this week calling for additional federal action to help struggling homeowners. Today, speaking at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C., Clinton proposed a $12.5-billion, five-year program to make job retraining available to all workers dislocated by industry closings.

"We are competing in a new global economy, but our policies to equip American workers for the 21st century are stuck back in the 20th," she said. "It's time for a president who is ready on Day One to be the commander in chief of our economy. Sometimes the phone rings at 3 a.m. in the White House and it's an economic crisis."

When in doubt, throw more government money at the problem. So where do they plan on getting all this money? That is right, taxpayer dollars. Would someone tell these people to stay the hell away from my wallet.

Obama's Economic Plan

Well not really a plan so to say:

"If we can extend a hand to banks on Wall Street, we can extend a hand to Americans who are struggling," he said.

To fix the economy, Obama proposed relief for homeowners and an additional $30 billion stimulus package to address the nation's economic woes.


Instead, Obama said, the next president should:

_Expand oversight to any institution that borrows from the government.

_Toughen capital requirements for complex financial instruments like mortgage securities.

_Streamline regulatory agencies to end overlap and competition among regulators.

While he laid out a half-dozen principles for closer scrutiny of the financial markets, he offered no specifics, such as which agencies should be reorganized or exactly how the government should go about peering over the shoulders of bank executives.

Where are the specifics? There aren't any. But my idea of how to fix the economy does not include bigger government. My idea of fixing any problem does not include more government.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Obama Needs To Keep Michelle Off Of The Stage

This is a little old, but well worth a look:

Did she just call these students ignorant? Yes she did. This was not an issue back in January. But with all the stuff about Rev. White going on, this just stokes the fire.

Obama is in trouble. I think his camp has figured out they need to keep her out of the game for awhile.

I have been seeing a lot of polls showing Obama supporters will not vote for Hillary, and Hillary supporters will not vote for Obama. Don't believe that for a second. They will come together when the challenger is from the "other" side. You know the "dark" side. The evil Republicans can not be given control of the White House again.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oil Drilling In Alaska?

If we are lucky:

A controversial land swap proposal could open portions of an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, dividing Alaska natives and stoking opposition from environmentalists seeking to protect the bears, moose and birds that live there.

Supporters of the plan to exchange land in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, which lies just south of the more-famous Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, say they would like the plan to be approved by the administration of President George W. Bush before the election in November.

"The window is the election," Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young, a staunch backer of the plan, said at an Anchorage news conference. "We'd like to have an executive order out of the administration before they leave office."

With the rising cost of gas this could be a very positive step forward. Of course this article is slanted against the proposal. I am not. We should take advantage of OUR natural resources. The amount of oil we could drill could really help the price of gas. Any attempt to utilize our oil is a step in the right direction.

Iran Still Developing Nukes

From Breitbart:

Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday said Iran was developing a uranium enrichment program for military purposes.

"Obviously, they're ... heavily involved in trying to develop nuclear weapons enrichment, the enrichment of uranium to weapons grade levels," Cheney said in an interview with ABC television transcribed by the White House.

Do ya think? I believe everyone in the world knows that Iran is still at it. Everyone also knows that Iran has vowed to destroy Israel and the United States.

What to do now? The sanctions are not working. Not even a little. Part of the reason for this is the fact that a lot of the countries that have signed on with the sanctions are still dealing with Iran. Iran has something that all countries need. Oil!

We need to ensure that Iran is not successful in the development of weapons grade uranium. If we are going to use sanctions, every country is going to have to abide by these sanctions. The world cannot afford an Iranian nation that has nuclear weapons.

Another Good Ruling By The Supreme Court

In Texas, Jose Ernesto Medellin is awaiting execution for rape and murder. The problem with the conviction is, he is a Mexican citizen. The Bush administration has sided with the "world court", who says Medellin must be given a new hearing. This is based on the court's decision that he and 50 other Mexicans on death row should be given new trials.

The Supreme Court has Made their ruling:

Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, disagreed. Roberts said the international court decision cannot be forced upon the states.

The president may not "establish binding rules of decision that pre-empt contrary state law," Roberts said.

The decision was made by a 6-3 vote:

Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter dissented.
Chalk one up for the sovereignty of the state of Texas.

H/T: Michelle Malkin

Monday, March 24, 2008

Congress Passes Major Tax Hike

As if we were not paying enough:

The House- and Senate-passed budgets would raise taxes on every American taxpayer by an average of $3,000 per household. But don’t expect Congress to share in the sacrifice: The budget would hike discretionary spending by 8 percent, and not cut a single government program.

...Taxpayers will still pay $4 trillion more, regardless of which pocket lawmakers pick. The average per-household cost would rise from $187 next year, to $3,237 in 2012, and to $4,716 by 2018.

Read the whole thing at the link.

One thing is for sure, Dems love there taxes. The economy is uncertain and all they can come up with is raising taxes.

There are some good stuff in the article about spending too:

Regrettably, Congress did not propose any significant offsets for this new spending. Nor does it propose eliminating a single wasteful federal program -- not even unnecessary programs such as the Advanced Technology Program, which spends much of its $70 million budget subsidizing Fortune 500 companies.

In failing to offer spending reductions, congressional budget writers ignored $55 billion in annual program overpayments, $60 billion for corporate welfare, and $123 billion for programs that government auditors find have no evidence of success. No real reforms, just more tax dollars thrown at the same old programs.

As the Dems want to change, taxes and spending looks to change for the worst. My idea of change is letting me keep more of my money, and stop wasting the money that so many good Americans provide.

These are the reasons we need to vote. We need to push for the congressional candidates that are going to reverse these crazy ideas of change. Unfortunately for us, it appears the Democrats are going to retain control of Congress.

Even given all this, I cannot tell you to vote for McCain. He is pretty good on the economy. Not great but better than the Dems. I still feel he would prove to be just a little better than the Dems, and would do more harm than good.

The '08 Blues

I am truly sorry for not posting more, but I just can't seem to get motivated to write about anything right now. I hope to get back into high gear shortly.

Let's see, Obama is falling from grace. Hillary is a liar. McCain is cruising through, waiting on a challenger. Quite frankly it amazes me that any of the three have a chance to lead this country. Unfortunately for us, one of them will.

One thing that causes me concern is all the talk about race. It is an important issue, but because every time the subject comes up someone gets fired. If you listen to the talk shows you have heard a lot mentioned about race.

I think it was on bill O'reilly that I heard the best description of how I feel about the topic of discussing race. Many white people will not engage in meaningful dialog on race because it is too easy to get into trouble. It seems the whole conversation is spent trying not to offend someone else. The discussion is meaningless unless all sides can openly talk about their feelings without the possibility of being punished or being branded a racist. Until the day comes where everyone's opinion is considered equal, an open discussion is impossible.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What Qualifies As Experience?

They have finally started digging into Hillary's schedules while she was First Lady:

In her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has touted her experience in the Clinton White House as preparation to lead the nation in a time of crisis. "Ready on day one" has been her slogan.

But an initial reading of some of the more than 11,000 pages of Clinton's schedules from her days as first lady, released today by the National Archives and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, shows that she was often far from the site of decision-making during some of the most pivotal events of Bill Clinton's presidency.

Clinton, who was an accomplished attorney and first lady of Arkansas before moving to the White House, frequently claims more than 30 years experience in public life, contrasting herself with Barack Obama's slimmer resume - he served several years in the Illinois legislature and was elected to the US Senate in 2004.

Let us look at that last paragraph. What does Hillary's resume look like. She was a lawyer, although I don't know how accomplished she was. But let us face it, her public experience is about the same as Obama's. She has served as a few years in the Senate. Other than that she is married to Bill.

This is just a few examples of her "experience":

For instance, Clinton has said she helped negotiate the April 1998 Good Friday agreement between warring factions in Northern Ireland. But while Catholic and Protestant figures hashed out last-minute details of a power-sharing agreement in Belfast, Clinton was at the National Press Club in Washington at a party honouring Bella Abzug, a congresswoman from New York City who had died recently. While President Clinton phoned major participants in the peace talks, she met with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and joined a farewell party for Democratic operative Karen Finney. On the day the agreement was actually signed, she met with Philippine first lady Amelita Ramos.

If being married to someone counts toward experience, I'll be happy to let my wife fix your electronic equipment and I'll write your insurance policy for you. I don't think you would be satisfied with either.

I am sure she did get a few experiences from her time at the White House.

Of course she didn't pick up on the fact that Bill was running around on her, even though it looks like she was there:

Hillary Clinton was present in the White House, however, for at least one significant event of the Clinton presidency. On November 15 1995, when President Clinton is said to have begun his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, she was in the White House, according to her schedule.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Busy Day

I am having one.

So here is a few things I would suggest you read:

Second Amendment




One side note is this:

I have been hearing of why I should vote for John McCain because of the Supreme Court nominees. Did they forget the gang of 14? I guess so. McCain would not appoint a conservative judge. The best we could hope for is another wishy washy judge that the democrats would not put up a fight against.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Updated: Here Is A Thought, Go By The Constitution

Washington D.C. is dead set on not going by the Constitution:

D.C. officials said yesterday a decision by the Supreme Court to strike down the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns would force them to revamp the city's stringent gun-control statutes.

"There's just this really anxiety-producing proposition on what would we have if we relaxed these laws," said D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, a Democrat. "We'd have to evaluate the court's decision, then look at what revisions in our own statutes would allow us to have the maximum restrictions on guns in the District."

If the Supreme Court decides to void the gun ban, then why not try it the way it is supposed to be. Washington D.C. has a very high crime rate now. Why not let the citizens of the city have the advantage of defending themselves?

Most, if not all of the cities that have strict laws against guns also have higher violent crime rates than the rural areas. The amount of property theft in Washington D.C. is about twice as high as the state of Tennessee. I would guess that more than half, if not two-thirds of the homes in Tennessee have at least one gun. Does it not even register to these people that a thief or mugger might consider this before attempting to steal from you? I know I would.

I know what you are thinking. Tennessee and D.C. are totally different places. Maybe one of the reasons for this is because the State of Tennessee trusts it's citizens enough not to take away there Constitutional right to defend themselves.

So that is what I suggest. Let the people in D.C. have the rights that most of America has. Don't treat these people as less than the people that happen to live outside of the city. As Americans we all deserve to be allowed our Constitutional rights.

Update: Check out this video of a D.C. resident explaining how silly the gun laws are there.

And, It looks like the Supreme Court is headed in the right direction.

Obama's Speech

Here is the transcript.

It did not convince me that he loves America. He did not convince me that he disagrees with Rev. White. Evidently he did not convince some others either. Check them out here and here. There are plenty more out there but you get the idea.

Does anyone out there believe Obama did not know about the content of the sermons in his church?

Why is he still a member of this church?

You know the answers.

I am glad to see this may stop him from winning. As I have said before. I disagree with him on every single issue.

Bush's Supreme Court Appointees Seem To Get The Second Amendment

From Reuters:


"What is reasonable about a total ban on possession?" Chief Justice John Roberts asked Washington, D.C.'s lawyer, Walter Dellinger, in referring to a controversial provision barring the private possession of handguns.

Justice Samuel Alito, who like Roberts was appointed by President George W. Bush, cited another provision requiring rifles or shotguns be kept unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger lock, and said it did not seem as if they could be used as such for the self-defense of one's home.

I have been very outspoken in my opposition to some of President Bush's policies. It seems like he made a good decision on the judges he has appointed though. Of course there was that whole Harriet Miers fiasco, but I can cut him a little slack on that. Especially with news like you see above.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Just What Does The Second Amendment Say?

Tomorrow we begin the process of finding out:

On March 18, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller. The Court announced its decision to take the case in which plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality of the District's gun ban last Fall. The District of Columbia appealed a lower court’s ruling last year affirming that the Second Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, and that the District’s bans on handguns, carrying firearms within the home, and possession of loaded or operable firearms for self-defense violate that right.

For the first time since 1939 the Court will decide which interpretation we will adhere to. This is a big deal. I have read several statements in the press that this will only effect DC. Go ahead and believe that one if you want. If this goes the wrong way, the future of this country will change for gun owners. Not just in DC. but all over the country.

Look, the UN wants us to get rid of our guns. Hell, they hold a conference on it every year. Should they read it wrong, we will be headed in that direction.

Friday, March 14, 2008

We Need A Few Hundred More Like This In Washington

Congressman Jeb Hensarling from Texas:

We could only hope for more Republicans to stand up like this. This is the issue that cost the Republicans the majority in '06. If more thought the way this man does, they would still have it.

H/T:Red State

Video From The Daily Show

I don't generally like the stuff on The Daily Show, but this video is good:

Question: Can You Speak English? Answer: Si

Check this out: the Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III reluctantly admitted under intense questioning from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., that Mexican drivers were being designated at the border as "proficient in English" even though they could explain U.S. traffic signs only in Spanish.


"Does the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration test for English proficiency at the border include questions about U.S. highway signs?" Dorgan asked.

"Yes," Scovel replied. "The FMCSA English proficiency test at the border did not originally include U.S. highway signs, but now it does."

"Do you show a driver an octagonal 'STOP' sign at the border and qualify him if he explains the sign means 'ALTO'?" an incredulous Dorgan pressed.

"Alto" is the Spanish word for "Stop."

"Yes," Scovel answered reluctantly. "If the stop sign is identified as 'alto,' the driver is considered English proficient."

Dorgan drew the obvious conclusion, "In other words the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing Mexican drivers in the demonstration project to prove their proficiency in English by responding to the examiner's questions in Spanish"

Are you kidding me? I believe I will stop writing about immigration and the attempt to hand this country over to Mexico for a while. I am still completely against it. But since it is a non issue this election I am going to lay off the subject for a while. The reason I think it is non issue is because all three of the contenders share the same view as Bush; Let Mexico have all they want, we'll pick up the tab. I will keep my eyes open and post anything of real significance though.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Updated: How Much Influence Does Someone's Pastor Have Anyway?

It depends on which political party they are in.

Remember the problems Mitt Romney had over his religion. That is all you heard for months. It was so bad he had to give a speech about that subject alone.

Well what about Obama. Here is the latest from his former Pastor:

Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."

Of course, Obama has stated that he don't agree with all the positions of the pastor. Let us all HOPE that he does not agree with this:

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

Rev. White retired from the church back in Feb. 2008. On Rush today it was revealed that he now has joined Obama's campaign team as a religious adviser. If I were Obama I think I would CHANGE that. (I knew I could work CHANGE and HOPE in this post)

I wonder how much of this will be brought up in the coming days? I would venture to guess that it will be swept under the table pretty quick.

Rev. White leaves Obama's campaign.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tennessee Getting Tougher On Illegals?

I hope so:

NASHVILLE - A proposal to make it a crime for illegal immigrants to accept pay for work done in Tennessee is headed for floor votes in both chambers of the General Assembly.

It is past time to do something about this issue. Something needs to be done about the employers that hire the illegal aliens too. But I guess that is not for the States to decide:

Haynes says the Legislature is prevented from enacting tougher penalties against employers who hire illegal immigrants because the state must defer to federal laws on the matter.

Another fine example of the federal government overstepping it's boundaries. Let your State Representatives know that you want this passed. Let them know that we need to take aggressive steps to ensure the sovereignty of this state and this country.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Picture Of The Month

This is a great picture:

Record snow and cold temperatures all over the place. The Gore worshipers are having to change Global Warming to Climate Change. When are we going to wake up and see this as what it really is? I scheme to make lots of money.

Go here to read lots more:

H/T: Gateway Pundit

Oil Prices Are Not Going To Improve

One thing is for sure; oil prices are not likely to improve with the next President. None of the three candidates have been willing to discussed the issue in detail. As this article from Michael J. Economides describes:

The first proof of trouble to come is that none of the three US presidential candidates, Senators John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have paid much attention to the fact that oil, gas and coal -- the sources that provide 87% of US energy – can, through better use of the latter two can be taken advantage of to help free us from the “tyranny of oil.” Their lack of interest is breathtaking considering that whoever gets elected will probably be confronted with $120 per barrel oil.

The candidates have mentioned energy occasionally but their preciously rare pronouncements contain only the trite mantras of conservation (something that has never played any major role in US total energy demand), the most unrealistic “alternatives” such as solar and wind and the negative-energy-balance biofuels. They have talked about technology and used allegories of sending a man to the moon, but no one showed how technology, admirable as it may be, can break the basic laws of thermodynamics: energy cannot be generated from nothing.

Second proof -- even more daunting -- is that all candidates have been Gored, accepting the most outlandish and easily discountable environmental gobbledygook and alarmism as facts and all have promised “solutions” to global climate change, carbon dioxide emissions reduction and the clearly whimsical carbon trading. The most radical and preposterous environmentalist ideologies of yesteryear have been mainstreamed, endowed with neckties and pantsuits.

Read the rest at the link.

He is saying what I have been saying for a while. We need to aggressively pursue the use of our own resources.

In the article he states that drilling in ANWR would lower oil prices by at least $25 a barrel. I think it would be a lot more than that.

Our economy is showing serious signs that the current slowdown will continue. A big part of this is the mortgage crisis. But the rise in oil prices is also contributing to this mess. The Gore bots deserve their fare share of the blame also. With the cost of food rising because of ethanol production (which is actually worse for the environment than using oil) we are shooting ourselves in the foot, in order to appease the "Global Warming/Climate Change" crowd.

The next President will not do anything to change the course we are on. Prepare for the cost of oil to continue rising.

What can be done to stop this? Elect someone who will roll up his/her sleeves and get to work on real solutions. Unfortunately we are going to have to wait till 2012 for the chance.

This Will Be My Only Post About Spitzer

Will he resign? I doubt it. That is not the thing to do these days. What do you do, you ask? You trot out your wife and do a press conference saying how sorry you are and then go into hiding until it all blows over.

Check out this post from john Hawkins.

It is a shame what these women have to endure during these times. I feel sorry for them, but I do not think they should allow themselves to be used this way.

The reason I posted this is to tell you this: If you ever were to see me do a press conference after something like this (which you won't), My wife would not be there. And I would be recovering from gunshot wounds, or stab wounds. That is if you were not attending my funeral.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Watch Your Backs, The Government Wants To "Help" You

Everyone needs to read this:

WHAT DO ethanol and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Each is a good reminder of that most powerful of unwritten decrees, the Law of Unintended Consequences - and of the all-too-frequent tendency of solutions imposed by the state to exacerbate the harms they were meant to solve.

Read it all at the link.

This article from the Boston Globe is just a small example of how the government is not the answer to this countries problems.

The government jumped on the concept of ethanol production long before the proof that ethanol was the answer to our problems. They did this in order to make the public think they were trying to solve our dependence on foreign oil. The fact is that ethanol is not any better for the environment than oil. It just effects it in different ways. That added to the fact that it is driving up the cost of food is actually hurting this country tremendously.

The mortgage fiasco is an example of the government basically blackmailing companies into providing loans to people who should not have gotten them. I am not saying that the people receiving these loans do not deserve part of the blame. It is just another example of the government sticking it's nose where it doesn't belong.

The last line of this article is so true. I will leave you with it:

"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe," warned Mark Twain, "while Congress is in session." Mark Twain was a humorist, but that was no joke.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Is Your Child "Gifted"? It Depends On Your Income

Diversity gone wild:

Via Newsbusters comes this story from Denver,

"More minority and poor students in Denver are being classified as highly gifted under a new system that gives extra credit to children who are economically disadvantaged or nonnative English speakers.

Denver Public Schools is trying to fix a disparity in the program that serves its smartest and most talented students — which up until now has drawn mostly white students in a district that is mostly Latino.


This program is going to have a "huge impact" all right. The really gifted kids are going to be held back because the teachers will have to slow down the pace to try to keep the slower kids from falling way behind. On the other hand, is it really smart to put kids who aren't as gifted in a situation where they're over their heads? You've got to wonder how many "A" students in regular classes will end up flunking gifted classes because they're just not ready for them at that point in their lives.

Unbelievable. This can only cause problems. They think this will ensure these kids are treated fair. What this will do for the kids that should not be in this class is intimidate and embarrass them. If the Dems have their way there will no longer be a reason to try. Hell, let someone else do the work then cry foul.

Wonder how many of these students will be given passing grades in order to justify the program, only to fail later in life because they could not learn the material?

Just One Word For The Scum That Bombed The Recruitment Office Last Night


Susan Rice (Obama's Foreign Policy Advisor) Said What?

Get a load of this:

I am not sure if this is taken out of context. I am pretty sure that is not what she meant to say. I am positive it is the truth.

Be Careful What You Wish For

That is what Hillary told Rush the other day:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), buoyed by important victories in the Democratic primaries in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island, on Wednesday offered some words of warning to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who had urged Republicans to vote for her as the presumptively easier Democrat to beat.

“Be careful what you wish for, Rush,” Clinton said on Fox News.

I hate to admit it but I think she may be right. To me she seems like the best candidate to put up against McCain. I know, she is mean, Bill is hurting her, people don't trust her. The thing that bothers me about her is this- she will talk about the issues.

Obama wants change, but what kind does he want. On most topics he says nothing. On the few he does talk about, he is about as far left as you can get. I think he would do a lot worse in a debate with McCain than Hillary would.

Don't get me wrong Hillary is a major lefty too, but she also knows how to "sound" like she is in the middle of the road. She has been running on her experience. For the most part I can't see any. But on lying, cheating, and stealing she is a pro. And that pretty much makes her a pro at campaigning.

Either way, I think it is going to be hard for McCain to win. I still will not vote for him. I still plan on writing someone in. If McCain wins he will have to do it without me.

No surprise McCain picked up Bush's endorsement yesterday:

President Bush endorsed Sen. John McCain for president on Wednesday, saying the presumptive Republican nominee has the "character, courage and perseverance" to lead the country.

Did this change your opinion about McCain any? All I thought was "one Rino to another". While it is true Bush did a good job on many fronts, he also holds left wing positions on others. I have been upset with Bush many times over his Presidency. I would probably be less thrilled after McCain's 7th year.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Communism In The Classroom

A bill in the California Senate would allow Communism to be taught in the classroom:

A new plan by a California lawmaker would allow schools to be used to promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, and let teachers in public district classrooms "inculcate in the mind of any pupil a preference for communism," according to a traditional values advocacy organization.

"Just when we thought the indoctrination in California's public schools couldn't get any worse, state lawmakers introduce bills that will further brainwash innocent children," said a statement from Capitol Resource Institute, a traditional values and family advocacy organization based in California.

Please read the rest at the link.

Look people, our children are being bombarded with stuff like this in the classroom. Take a few moments and ask your child what he is learning about in school. It may scare you to death. I have been doing this for a long time. Teachers are very important people in our child's lives. When these teachers are pushing liberal agendas it does sink in. It is up to us to level the playing field. Talk with them. While it is true they are listening to the teachers, they will also listen to you.

As for this bill in California, I hope it does not stand a chance of passing. I fear that it will pass. It may be time to pack up and leave California.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Give It Up Condi

Condoleezza Rice is trying to save the peace talks:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejects a plea from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to resume peace talks with Israel.

Miss Rice is trying to save a barely started Israeli-Palestinian peace process from collapsing today amid continuing exchange of fire between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

Miss Rice, who met with Mr. Abbas after talks with Egyptians officials in Cairo, told Palestinians that she feels their pain from a weekend Israeli military campaign that left more than 100 dead, but she put the blame squarely on Hamas.

Read the rest at the link.

It is sad that the Bush Administration will not wake up and smell the coffee. The chance that we will see peace in that region is almost 0%. The goal for these people is to destroy Israel. They are not going to go by any peace deal. Even if they do agree to one.

Miss Rice also said:

“Hamas gets armed by the Iranians, and if nobody helps to improve the security capabilities of the legitimate Palestinian Authority security forces, that’s not a very good situation,” she said at a press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Wonder if Hamas will get any of the nuclear weapons from Iran, if and when Iran is successful in developing them?

The new sanctions are not going to deter the Iranians any more than the last two did. We need to take serious action against Iran to make sure they do not get nukes. We also need to stop them from supplying terrorists with these weapons.

Monday, March 3, 2008

There Are Two Sides To Every Story

The only exception has been the issue of Global Warming, till now:

Despite the one-sided treatment of global warming and climate change in the media there is another perspective. Hundreds of scientists and policy professionals will be in New York City March 2-4 for the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change calling attention to dissent in the scientific community over assumptions that modern warming is man-made or that it is a crisis.

The conference is being run by the Heartland Institute. The Business & Media Institute is one of several co-sponsors and will be reporting from the event. BMI will also be hosting a panel discussion on the media’s involvement in advancing alarmism.

The article even states one of the top reasons for the Global Warming fear mongering:

The Heartland Institute conference will address the “one-sided” debate that is “dominated by government scientists and government organizations agenda-driven to find data that suggest a human impact on climate and to call for immediate government action, if only to fund their own continued research.”

You mean scientists would bend the facts in order to continue to get funded? Say it ain't so. That is what this whole thing is about. They have inconclusive evidence, at best, that Global Warming is caused by man. Or that it is going to continue. But so many people have swallowed it hook, line and sinker that there is a fortune to be made.

Maybe this will be the start of something good. I can't hurt anything.

Updated: It's A Good Thing Iran Is Not Trying To Develop Nuclear Weapons

From Breitbart:

The Israeli army on Monday said that all the long-range rockets fired by Gaza militants against southern Israel during the latest round of violence were manufactured in arch-foe Iran.

Speaking to the parliament's powerful foreign affairs and defence committee, a senior military intelligence official said that over 20 Katyusha-type rockets, also known as Grad, were fired against Israel since last Thursday.

"We are talking about regular Iranian-made rockets," an official quoted the intelligence official as saying.

What will Israel look like when Iran does get nukes? Oh wait a minute, there will be no Israel.

Update: More useless sanctions from the UN:

The United Nations Security Council voted on Monday to impose a third set of sanctions on Iran over its refusal to halt its suspected nuclear weapons activity.

A European-sponsored resolution was adopted at the 15-member Council by 14 votes in favour, none opposed, and one abstention from Indonesia.

The resolution increases the current mild trade ban on Iran to include certain goods with both civilian and military uses.