Thursday, April 30, 2009

AHHHH, ANOTHER CUP OF JOE

Well, folks...our President and Vice President are at it again. They have once again confirmed their "odd couple" status with their lack of communication regarding a stance on the swine flu pandemic. In case you missed it, just the other day President Obama spoke to Americans about the swine flu outbreak...



As is normally the case when the Obama administration becomes brave enough to let Joe out of his cage to talk with the media, he immediately inserts his foot in his mouth...



Wow, sounds like Joe is ready to become our first "bubble boy" Vice President. In theaters this summer, starring our own Vice President, it's "What About Bob 2, Joe the Germaphobe"

Babysteps to the bathroom...babysteps to the disinfectant soap...babysteps to the oxygen bubble.

Not to belittle the "LEVEL 5 PANDEMIC" but the death toll is 7!!

Besides, I have the supreme confidence in our Commander in Chief to obliterate this swine flu. If anyone is an expert on pork, it's Barack Obama!!

ENSURE YOUR CONSISTENCY WHEN CLAIMING TO BE A BELIEVER IN THE CONSTITUTION

I have teenagers, so I am quite familiar with the “know it all” mentality that they often display during these years. After all, I'm not so old that I don't remember having a very similar attitude when I was their age. Even as a young adult, I was proud of my conservative beliefs and very stubborn about defending them, sometimes to my own detriment, when I would end up deeper in a debate than my knowledge and wisdom should have allowed me to go. Yes, as a young man I had a belief system that I was confident was right, and staunchly defended it under the flag of the Constitution of our United States. The only problem was my own knowledge of this amazing document which set our country on a solid foundation was very limited.

I remember arguing quite fervently with the pro-choice crowd over abortion. I am positive that several times I referred to the Roe v. Wade decision as a decision which should be overturned, and that abortion should be made illegal by the government. Okay now be honest. Those of you who believe fully in the Constitution of our land, please tell me the err of my ways back then. It seems like a quite sound belief from a conservative standpoint. Make abortion illegal. It's a very morally positive outcome, right? Wrong! Now, before all moral conservatives stop reading this please hear me out. First of all, Roe v. Wade is a decision that should be overturned, because it is not constitutional...but the reason it is not constitutional is the same reason why the federal government cannot pass legislation to make abortion illegal. According to the Constitution, the federal government may not exercise that power over the land. The Constitution is quite clear in stating that these decisions are left to the individual States to decide. The 10th Amendment to the Constitution is quite clear on this matter. I bring this point up to simply to point out that it is so important in this day and age that we educate ourselves in what we believe in. If we are to believe that the government should follow the Constitution in governing this land, we have to educate ourselves on exactly what the founding fathers wrote in the document, lest we be labeled by the liberals (statists) as hypocrites.

This is one example of the founding fathers saving us from ourselves if you think about it. Though it would seem like a great moral victory for the government to pass legislation which would eliminate the killing of innocent unborn children, we have to think deeper about the power that we give our federal government each time we allow them to step in and dictate a rule or law over the people of this nation. That same power we give them today to do something in our favor will, tomorrow and forever be wielded by the federal government. History would show that when a federal government gains enough power over it's people to make decisions, allegedly on their behalf, that inevitably they begin to abuse that power to their own selfish and/or greedy benefit. See, the founding fathers understood that man is an imperfect being. They knew that even they, themselves, if given enough power would govern to their own benefits eventually. It is human nature, and you can trace it all of the way back to the very first story in the bible, with Adam and Eve.

Therefore, the 10th Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that the individual States are to make these decisions. Which actually works out if you think about it. If you are Pro-Life, you may choose to live in a Pro-Life State, and vice versa if you are Pro-Murder. This allows everyone over the long term to be happier citizens, and the federal government's power to be limited.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

YOU ASKED FOR CHANGE, YOU HAVE CHANGE

Barack Obama campaigned quite successfully on a platform of, “Change We Can Believe In” and, “Yes We Can.” 100 days into his presidency he has not failed to back these phrases up. President Obama has moved rapidly to “change” just about everything he can about the United States. Sovereignty??? Say no more America! He has removed that from our country's description by going on a world tour to apologize to every country that will listen. This will no doubt destroy our lobbying power in the world, thereby changing two more problems with our land...Initiative and World Leadership. We never really liked those anyway, did we America?? Now we are well on our way to joining the European Union. Maybe we can even go to a global currency and get rid of that crazy U.S. Dollar. Then we can become basically an extension of Europe. Wait a minute...didn't we fight the British twice to get away from that dependency?? Never you mind, you asked for change.

Safety and National Security have you down?? Never fear! Barack is here! For the last seven plus years we slept under a protective umbrella with terrorists on the run from our offensive efforts to eradicate them from this earth. They were hunted, taken prisoner when found, interrogated successfully for intelligence on other terrorists and/or planned attacks, and imprisoned in a safe environment away from the American public. Here comes some more of the “Change you can believe in” that you wanted America. President Obama is closing down the facilities that imprison these terrorists, and either bringing them to America or setting them free. How much would you pay for that plan citizens? DON'T ANSWER YET! Not only are you going to receive this gift, he has gone a step further to change things by contemplating the prosecution and imprisonment of the heroes who kept us safe since 9/11. After all, it is reprehensible that we would pour water in a murderers mouth to gather intelligence that will keep Americans safe. In fact, President Obama takes his change very seriously, so he is releasing the CIA interrogation techniques to the terrorists, destroying any future opportunity to utilize them successfully again. So to summarize...releasing terrorists, prosecuting American heroes. Now that's change!!

No changing of America would be complete without a fundamental change of what this country was founded upon.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of The United States of America
And to the Republic for which it stands
ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The liberal democrats, identified more appropriately as “Statists” by Mark Levin in his new book, have done a good deal to eliminate morals and Christianity over the past few decades. But their actions were always quite veiled. With reckless abandon President Obama has launched a bold frontal assault on both in his first three months in office by signing executive orders to reverse president Bush's ban of embryonic stem cell research. He has instituted numerous bills and an extensive increase in funding for abortions at all stages of pregnancy, as well as nominating some of the most radically affiliated pro-abortion members in his cabinet. He has gone public in stating that America is not a Christian nation. How's that for some bold change?? All of this in the first 100 days! Imagine where we will be in another 1360 days!
“Yes we can” remove the identity that makes us Americans, separate from other European countries. “Yes we can” stop bringing terrorists to justice! “Yes we can” remove all of the power of our intelligence agencies to keep America safe! “Yes we can” take vast amounts of money away from those who have earned it, and redistribute it to those who have not! “Yes we can” remove capitalism from America and replace it with European Socialism! “Yes we can” remove the American liberties that are promised to all Americans in the Constitution! “Yes we can” remove Christianity from our nations history! “Yes we can” murder as many unborn children as we want, and maybe even legalize euthanasia...thereby moving back in the direction of the Nazi's Eugenics philosophies of the 1930's and 40's. Yes America, you voted overwhelmingly for change last November. Let's all take time to soak up the au jus of our “change.”

Monday, April 20, 2009

HONESTY IS APPARENTLY NO LONGER THE BEST POLICY

The few hundred Americans who still watch beauty pageants were treated to a rare dose of honesty from one of it's contestants on Sunday evening. Apparently nobody informed Miss California that she wasn't really supposed to voice her opinion during the question and answer portion of the contest. This, of course, has been a widely recognized unwritten rule over the years that most contestants receive the memo on. Miss USA Pageant Unwritten Rule #314…always answer contest questions with the most liberally accepted, politically correct, answer possible, normally containing a reference to global warming, world peace, the homeless, and equality to all females, minorities, homosexuals, hermaphrodites, etc. It was apparently the last portion of Rule #314 which tripped up our wayward beauty. She apparently did not get the memo that honesty is not a graded portion of this contest. When asked by Perez Hilton, a homosexual hollywood blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, she had the audacity to tell the truth!!! WHAT??? HOW DARE SHE DO THAT!!! Everyone in the western hemisphere knew that she was supposed to tell Queen Perez that she completely and wholeheartedly supports and embraces hot man on man action. Anything short of this type of dishonesty would be obvious contest suicide. What could have possessed Carrie Prejean to answer,

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."

How dare she rock the boat in our country this way.

The fallout was immediate…

"As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family" stated the Miss California Director.

REALLY??? SERIOUSLY??? So opinion based questions in the pageant aren't really to be answered. Look at the quote above. The sentences begin with, "I am personally saddened and hurt", "I believe", "I do not believe". Is not what Miss California believes equally important? Hopefully the Miss California Director has learned his lesson. When the selection process begins for next years Miss California, he should begin the process by stating to all of the contestants that a prerequisite to winning is to agree with all of the political opinions of the director. Look at the end of the quote, "religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family"

Basically Miss California, you've been warned by the fringe that 'YOUR INTOLERANCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!' Is anyone else scratching their head about who is really being intolerant??

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Test Of Socialism

An economics professor at Texas said he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said okay, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset, and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too, so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the third test rolled around, the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise. And the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed, the greater the reward, but when a government takes all the reward away, no one will try or succeed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Awareness Months

Before I get started on this one, believe me, I have no doubt I will offend some of you who read this. I merely ask that you read the entire article and let my point saturate before you start accusing me of being insensitive.

On April 2nd I received an email regarding "Sexual Assault Awareness Month". Now, a little background for all non-military members. It is not uncommon to receive precisely this type of email daily in the military, which normally consists of a PME (Professional Military Education aka class) which is sent down by the Battalion Commander or Sergeant Major, and normally contains the language "highly encouraged to attend" which translates into "attendance is mandatory." Now, don't get me wrong, I am not trying to belittle PME's in any way. I have attended numerous PME's over the years which were incredibly informational and provided a valuable tool for all required personnel to quickly and efficiently receive what they needed to know at the time. My issue with this is, we are ever increasingly broadening the definition of "PME" to include numerous "politically correct" organizations which have no other intent than to force their opinions of different topics upon servicemembers and indoctrinate them.

It is quite incredible to me the amount of politics which has been allowed to creep into the military atmosphere in the last ten years. I would bet money that if I conducted a poll of the civilian population, they would be in disbelief at how many military workdays are wasted each year on numerous "Awareness Month" PME's, as well as other special interest group propaganda. Each new month brings about one, sometimes multiple "Awareness Months", that all military members end up being forced to be "aware" of. This will take place on a day during the appropriate month. Each particular unit commander aboard the installation will get the "highly encouraged to attend" wording from his superiors, and in turn, will pass the same lingo down to the lowest levels. This is an integral step in the successful accomplishment of the mission for the high paid civilian GS employee who initiated the training. He must justify his continued employment at this billet by the attendance at his or her particular event each year.

The end result of each of these "Awareness Months" is mandatory attendance by everyone on the military installation. What does this mean to you, the taxpayer? It means that millions of man-hours and taxpayer dollars are spent each year sitting in the Base Theatre at our installation, being "educated" on various topics, which in turn, is supposed to translate into less of whatever behavior brought about the "Awareness Month" in the first place. Quite some time ago I heard Rush Limbaugh mention that liberals believe in symbolism over substance. This is a great example of that thought process in action. Specifically narrowing this to "Sexual Assault Awareness Month", I wonder how many Marines in the theatre, after receiving their "education" on the topic, said to themselves, "I was really considering fondling another Marine inappropriately this evening, but after receiving this training, I no longer am considering it." Honestly??? I know, I know…the bleeding hearts will say, "if it stops one incident from happening it was worth it." I am telling you honestly that I don't believe this forced training has stopped one incident from happening since it's inception. This na├»ve belief in a Utopia, whereby, if we can just educate everyone appropriately, someday we will eliminate this behavior altogether, is unfounded. There will always be good and there will always be evil, but that's a rant for another day.

Getting back on track, to further demonstrate the wasted money, time, and ultimately, training which helps maintain the national security of this great land. I have listed below the many "Awareness Months" that the military allows the symbolism drones to come indoctrinate us on:

Safety Awareness Month
Asian American Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month
Child Abuse Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Black History Month
Shaken Baby Awareness
Month of the Military Child
Suicide Awareness (not a month, happens every time somebody commits the act)
National Safety Month (not to be confused with safety awareness month)
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Drunk Driving Prevention Month
Womens History Month

Some bases may have more, some less, but this is a general idea of what we're looking at here. I hope everyone can sleep safely tonight knowing that if all else fails, your fighting military forces are "aware."

Monday, April 13, 2009

IT'S STILL ALL BUSH'S FAULT!!

I was astounded today to find out that the current problem we face with Somali pirates hijacking ships is the fault of former president George W. Bush. I am grateful that the fine Senator from Wisconsin, Russ Feingold, was brave enough to go on the record and point this out to the American people when giving his take on the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips,

"I am elated by the safe rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the crew of the Maersk Alabama and I thank and congratulate the Navy SEALS and others whose remarkable efforts resulted in a successful end to this troubling situation," Feingold said. "While the episode involving the crew of the Maersk Alabama had a happy ending, piracy off the coast of Somalia will assuredly continue since it is a symptom of the state collapse in Somalia, which presents a much greater and more dangerous problem. For years, Somalia's growing instability was neglected by the Bush administration and the international community. The new administration must not make the same mistake."

I can't express how much I appreciate Mr. Feingold rewriting the history books to make yet another troubling event in this world the fault of our former president. Unfortunately, our wonderful democratic Senator followed Rule #1 in the liberal rules of assigning blame, "facts do not matter." Senator Feingold might consider taking a world history course in order to brush up on his assessments of Somalia. I may be getting a little old and forgetful, but I seem to remember Somalia being completely lawless in 1992. I seem to remember President George H. W. Bush initiating Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, in an attempt to stop the warlords from seizing UN food shipments from the people of Somalia.

As I recall, during this time period George W. Bush was a managing general partner with the Texas Rangers. Maybe Senator Feingold has some knowledge of a secret mission involving Nolan Ryan starting a coup with a fastball to the throat of a warlord. If not, the "Somalia's growing instability was neglected by the Bush administration" is a pretty ridiculous statement. If anything, the instability of Somalia was increased in 1993, after the "Blackhawk Down" incident, when then President Bill Clinton, packed up the operation and left the Somalis high and dry at the mercy of the warlords.

Just for fun, let's get a current tally of all of the trouble in the world that, according to the liberal machine, is George W. Bush's fault:
THE 9/11 ATTACKS
THE IRAQ WAR
THE ECONOMY
GAS PRICES
THE MORTGAGE CRISIS
ABU GHRAIB
GUANTANAMO BAY
HURRICANE KATRINA

Below I have listed some of the lesser known events that have been proven to be George W. Bush's fault, compliments of http://www.georgebushsfault.com/ :

99% of animal species are extinct, George Bush destroyed 95% of them!
George Bush killed the dinosaurs!
George Bush clear cut the Sahara forest. Now it is a desert!
George Bush organized the Roman Senate to kill Caesar! Brutus was the last to capitulate. George Bush caused Mount Vesuvius to erupt destroying Pompeii!
George Bush spread the plague through Europe in the middle ages!
George Bush caused the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812! The Mississippi River flowed backwards for two days afterwards.
George Bush was milking Mrs. O’Leary’s cow when it kicked over the lamp starting the Great Chicago Fire!
George Bush was an artillery officer in Charleston, SC, 1864 starting the American Civil War! George Bush assassinated Abraham Lincoln! He was trying to hit Mrs. Lincoln but missed. George Bush spread the Potato blight in Ireland leading to the potato famine!
George Bush hired the L.A. police officers who beat Rodney King!
If a butterfly flaps his wings in Beijing, you get rain in Central Park instead of sunshine. If George Bush drops a pebble in San Francisco Bay you get a tsunami in Tokyo Bay
The hare was beaten by the tortoise because George Bush distracted him.
Every silver lining is surrounded by a George Bush!
George Bush wrote the Jim Crow Laws!
George Bush designed the Titanic!
George Bush kidnapped the Lindbergh baby!
George Bush was the pilot of the Hindenburg!
George Bush was the mechanic that worked on Amelia Earhart’s airplane before she disappeared!
George Bush gave out unsecured loans in the 1920s causing the Great Depression!
George Bush gave President Franklin Roosevelt polio when he was a child!
George Bush caused the Watts Riots!
George Bush drove Edward Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquiddick Island July 18, 1969.
It wasn’t the neighbor’s dog talking to David Horowitz, the Son of Sam killer, it was George Bush!
George Bush gave Jim Jones his ministry certification before Jonestown!
George Bush was the security guard at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal India December 3, 1984!
George Bush was the shift leader at Chernobyl during the disaster!
George Bush got Monica Lewinsky her internship!

Okay, that was merely for comedy relief. On a more serious note, when are the liberals going to stop using George Bush as a scapegoat and start taking responsibility for themselves. I keep hearing President Obama talking about the huge mess that he inherited. He did not inherit it. He lobbied for it, campaigned for it, and won a national vote for it!!! How long will it be before he, as the leader of the free world, takes responsibility for what he wanted? Better yet, How long will it be before we, the citizens of this America, start holding him accountable?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Who Decides What is News?? A Tale of Tea Parties and Presidential Pets

For those who are still naive or in denial about the liberal slant in our mainstream news media I present this evidence:

On April 15th, hundreds of thousands are set to join together in every major city in our nation to protest the 3+ trillion dollar spending bill funded by the American citizens tax dollars. Call me crazy, but this would seem to be one of the top news stories for the media to be covering. However, when I go to popular news sites such as ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN, I find nothing on the front pages mentioning these nationwide protests at all. What I do find is the rescue of the US Captain from Somali pirates as every sites top story, and justifiably so. What is disturbing is coming in as a close 3rd, just behind the Thai uprising is the announcement and introduction of the new presidential pooch!! Really??? Seriously??? I am quite certain the "slick tongued" liberals already have an explanation for the importance of this story over the Tea Parties. I am sure it makes about as much sense as their idiotic arguments about the Obama "bow" to the Saudi King earlier this week. Rather than merely rant about this, let's examine this by the numbers:

Google news has the following statistics currently:

News Stories about President Obama's Dog= 1,131
News Stories about the Tea Parties = 255

Who can look at these statistics and honestly trust the mainstream media to report the "real" news going on in this country. This happens every day. The liberal run news media reports to the American people what they want us to hear. Radical steps are being taken almost daily to convert this capitalist nation into a socialist nation, and the media is more concerned with what Michelle Obama is wearing, or who President Obama chose in his Final Four Bracket. Wake up Americans!!! Our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness depends on it!!

A Sample (My response to the mortgage company bailout)

I don't have a degree in economics, but I understand a few things. The rules of free market capitalism would dictate that there are more than enough investors with the pocketbooks to support the formation of new mortgage/loan organizations. The "new" mortgage companies would buy up the "good" mortgages that are being paid. Individuals with loans which are currently in default would get a little "tough love" lesson in finance and responsibility for actions by being removed from their home, as anyone should be that isn't making their payments.

I would stop making my mortgage payments today if I knew the government would pay my mortgage for me. It's really bad business to take money from Americans who are being responsible with it, and transfer it to Americans who aren't. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that is a bad investment; however, that is exactly what the government has done by bailing deadbeats out with our tax money.

Common Sense Politics Under Construction

I just created this blog and will be posting regularly. The posts will be oriented to my views regarding current affairs. I am sure I will offend everyone at some point in time, but invite all opposing viewpoints and am looking forward to good, healthy debates.