Friday, August 29, 2008

The Coronation of a Despot
Generally I leave it to the left to use words like fascist, despot, dictator...etc. However, I will make an exception after watching last nights coronation of Barrack Obama. I am terrified that the Senator from Illinois might actually succeed in his quest to be President. I keep trying to convince myself that the American people are smarter than that...but then I remember that half the voters in the last election voted for John Kerry. Why are so many Americans so hasty to give up everything they have? Let me ask a few questions, maybe someone can enlighten me...
1. Why do Democrats want to continue social security? Wouldn't you rather keep that money and invest/save it yourselves? Can't you use that money to make more money better than the government?
2. Why do Democrats want Universal health care? Have you not seen the failures of Canada and the UK's health care systems? How about this from Glenn Beck:
"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that 37 percent of the uninsured live in households making more than $50,000 a year, most of which can afford health insurance.
Twenty percent aren't even citizens of this country. One in three are eligible for government insurance, but aren't enrolled. So, while our health care is far from perfect, it's much better than Hillary wants you to believe."

3. Why would you raise taxes on businesses (even big, evil oil companies)? Will these companies keep their prices the same and just lose some profit to pay their taxes? Or will companies raise prices to meet this new cost?

The thing I understand the least though, is this...why would you give away your freedoms for a few "Big government bribes"...
Yes Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama might be making offers of some things that sound nice but if they adversely affect your freedom why would you accept that?
Here is Ben Stein (with Glen Beck) waxing eloquent on the subject:

* McCain has made a wonderful choice of VP candidate in choosing Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. This was the best choice McCain has made in his entire campaign so fact, I would vote Sarah Palin for President long before I would vote for John McCain.
* Obama's choice of Biden pales in comparison to the Palin selection.
* A great article from Mr. Ruben Navarrette, that accurately describes the hypocrisy that is the Democratic Party.
* Have I ever told you that Jimmy Carter is a clown? Well, I have something to tell you...Jimmy Carter is a clown. He says that McCain is milking his POW status...thank you Jimmy. The man (McCain) can't lift his arms above his shoulders because of the torture he endured...but your totally right...he is milking it! Idiot. Who voted for Jimmy Carter? Raise your hand so I can come to your house and hit you on the head with a tack hammer.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Big, Bad Russia.

Well, I wanted to comment on some of this summer's happenings that I have not yet written about. Particularly, the Olympics and Russia's invasion of Georgia.
My wife and I got to enjoy a lot of the Olympic events over the 2+ weeks of activity, I think my favorite was probably men's water polo, men's volleyball, and men's beach volleyball...though women's beach volleyball was good too. Hate Olympic diving, and I think that it is a travesty that baseball/softball will be out of the next summer Olympics but Rhythmic gymnastics and speed walking will continue to be Olympic sports...are you kidding me! Micheal Phelps was brilliant, and Dalhausser and Rogers were a great volleyball pair. I felt horrible for the family of the men's volleyball coach, I could not imagine a greater range of emotions than he felt this summer. The Opening and Closing ceremonies were spectacular but though China tried its best it could not hide the evil that is communism behind its Olympic facade. Rick Reilly uncovers the two faced monster that is China.

Russia continues to flex its muscles on the world stage, and not in the Olympic weight lifter way. We found out during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics that Russian and Georgian forces had met in combat. Within days Russia had taken half the small nation of Georgia and was threatening the capital of Tbilisi. A few reasons this whole thing was so disheartening...First, Georgia has been a staunch ally of ours during the war in Iraq/Afghanistan. Secondly, Georgia's government is democratically elected - so we have a kinship there that transcends being allies. Third, Georgia is a key component of lowering world oil prices (by allowing nations to pipe oil through Georgia into Europe instead of buying it from Russia). Fourth, Georgia is an important strategic ally in the building a missile defense shield.
The Russians government is not duly elected as recent "election" shams have proven. (Here's another good article about their recent rigged "election".) The government is an autocratic one, where the people have no say and much like Venezuela or Cuba dissenters are quieted by force. The real fear for me is that this could be the touch point for a new Cold War...or worse WW III. The Ukraine is terrified that Russia will soon be marching her armies through the Ukrainian countryside. Poland, Moldova, and the Czech Republic are all very worried too. Where there is smoke there is fire. The fact that so many countries are worried that they may be next should tell us something...we need to be very deliberate and circumspect over the next few days, weeks, months, and years as we deal with Russia.

* Apparently the demise of our economy was a little overstated.
* Not even China will back up the Russians.
* Nancy Pelosi should keep her yapper shut about things she know nothing about (though I guess she would never speak if that were the case).
* Police state in Denver?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A not so brave new world....

"In times like these, it's important to remember that there have always been times like these." - Paul Harvey

I take a lot of comfort from those words. Considering the threat of Al-Qaeda and radical fascist Islam, the rise of China, and the resurrection of a powerful Russia...things look dicey. But consider the "Greatest Generation" who fought in WWII - things must have looked fairly bleak then, but they made it through. Or those who suffered but persevered through the Great Depression. Or the many who sadly lived through the decimation of our nation and our painful rebirth through the Civil War and Reconstruction. In the Presidential election season, I am taking one candidates advice and "hoping" and "dreaming" of a better tomorrow. Which is why I feel it is all the more important that America elect a conservative President and Congress. Leaders who will take pains to uphold conservative ideals like; non-interference with foreign nations, lower taxes, lower spending, a military that is well funded, well trained, and lightly used. Leaders who will make America self-sufficient in manufacturing, technology, and agriculture. Leaders who recognize that the United Nations has actually caused more conflict than it has solved, and leaders who take to heart the words of our founding fathers, such as "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, ENTANGLING ALLIANCES WITH NONE", wise words from Thomas Jefferson. Leaders who will support a culture of life(from the womb to the most elderly), (personal)liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In fact here are a few more wise words from our George Washington, perhaps you can get an idea of what he was hoping for from these statements.

George Washington -
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."
"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals."
"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."
"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."
"To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."

* Just one link to check out today, more about how Mr. Obama is better buddies with terrorist William Ayers than he would like you to know. For the life of me, I cannot understand why people aren't more angry about this...not just that Obama is friends with Bill Ayers but that Bill Ayers and his wife get to walk around freely. They should both be in jail for a very long time.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer Vacation

It has been quite a while since my last post, and now as the summer draws to an end I feel the need to start writing again. I have missed quite a few important events in my hiatus and I might recap my view of the things that transpired in the near future. Today I want to just hit on a few things, to get back into the swing of blogging.

* I watched parts of the Democratic National Convention last night and realized a few things: First, I need to hope more. Second, I need to believe more. Third, America is great. Fourth, I need to hope more...ummm.... Lastly, Republicans are pessimists who cannot buy into Barrack Obama's message.
I have to say that I was hot livid last night during this dog and pony show. Why does the Media never point out the lack of substance in Obama's message? Hope, unity, and belief are all great but how does Mr. Obama intend to unify us when he fights for the exact opposite of the things we conservatives want?
He will ease access to abortion. He will raise taxes. He will raise spending. He will make energy more expensive by not allowing drilling off of American coastlines (even though the Chinese are set to start drilling in the Florida Strait off the coast of Cuba - which will take from our oil deposits). He will make gay marriage a civil right. He will weaken our National Security by casting aside the European missile shield, and withdrawing our troops from Iraq too soon. He will do the exact opposite of everything I want him to will he bring unity between people who believe as I do and his party, who believes the converse?
It has nothing to do with party affiliation and everything to do with the battle of ideas. For his part, I do believe that Barrack Obama has very strong beliefs and I do believe he will fight for those beliefs. The problem is that they run counter to everything I believe, and I would venture to guess the things that about 50% of the country believe. This is why Mr. Obama's message thus far has been clouded in nebulous double talk and opaque cliches.
I hope, I believe, I welcome unity, I KNOW America is the greatest of nations.... I just think you are wrong about...well...everything.
* Mr. Obama chose Senator Joe Biden as his running mate. I have nothing bad to say about him except that I disagree with him on most things too. Also, he seems to have diarrhea of the mouth, sometimes. (Example One, Example Two)
* Here is Mr. Obama being a facist...apparantley now, we can't question his friendships.
* Still have not changed my mind on John McCain...though he continues to move further and further to the right. I just don't think I can vote for that guy.
* The Olympics were great, but China is scary.
* Russia wants a fight...and not with Georgia. I think they are spoiling for a fight with the good ol' U.S. of A.