Thursday, February 28, 2008
This is beyond a doubt the most frightening postion on National defense that I have ever heard a politician espouse. he is worse then ..dare I say it... Jimmy Carter.
Where has he been for the last 40 years. He does not want to weaponize space. Great let the Chinese do it all by themselves.
He wants to do away with all nuclear weapons. So what if it is the only thing that has stopped the Russians and the Chinese from launching a war of world conquest.
He will end the research into a missile defense shield. Hey so what if half a dozen crazys who happen to own countries would like to launch a big one at us.
Not to mention his plans to destoy the capabilities of our convential forces.
So this all makes me wonder who this guy is working for because he has to be a Manchurian candidate. No one who is actually concerned about this country would actually propose this.
Hell why not just divvy the country up among our enemies now and be done with it.
I shudder to think what my children will face living in a castrated United States if this guy gets his way.
I do not care what anyone says. If you care about this country at all you have to go pull the lever for McCain. If you stay home because he is not conservative enough you are not thinking clearly. Look at the alternative. I would vote for any Republican and a fair number of Democrats before I would allow this guy to run the country. Even Clinton is starting to look good.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I am a little late jumping on this story but better late then never because this is important.
A conservative blogger and political operative here in NJ recently posted an old fable with a little twist. It is actually pretty good satire.
It is based on the story of the ant and the Grasshopper. Where the Ant works hard and saves thereby surviving the harsh winter while the grasshopper who relaxes all summer dies for lack of food.
In this version the Grasshoppers fate is a little different.
The shivering grasshopper in winter summons the media, which shows the ant at
home warm and full of food. “Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the
grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’”
Jesse Jackson demonstrates. Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry tell Larry King that the
ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper. There’s a tax hike to make
the ant pay his fair share.
“The ant is fined for failing to hire a
proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his
retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government,”
Hillary and Bill Clinton make sure the ant loses the case. The
grasshopper eats the ant’s last food. The house crumbles. The ant disappears in
“The grasshopper is found dead in a drug-related incident and the
house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once
peaceful neighborhood,” the conservative version concludes. “Moral of the story:
Be careful how you vote in 2008.”
Now the blogger who posted this was lambasted by all the usual liberal suspects for being racist and was literally driven from the Blogosphere. He is no longer a contributor to Conservatives with Attitude.
This is obviously not racist but anti socialist. However the socialists know if they label someone a racist it will shut them up. Kind of like the pejorative Fascist did years ago. People cower when they are called that. It really scares many people in to shutting up because if word gets out you are a racist (even if you are not) it can impact your ability to earn a living and destroy your social life.
It doesn't actually have to be racist because if some discreet group says it is then it automatically becomes so because they said so.
All along I thought this was 2008 and I come to see I am living in Orwells 1984.
I knew Al Gore and the rest of the fuzzy thinkers would get their comeuppance I just never expected to be able to enjoy it so soon.
PS. sorry for the lack of posts lately I have been really busy but I promise to try and do better.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Message to Congress WE ARE AT WAR AND OUR ECONOMY IS A SHAMBLES. QUITE SCREWING AROUND!
I can not believe we elect these idiots. lets set some priorities please.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
We must improve our economic health. While I am no expert in economics I instinctivly feel debt is generally bad. From a security standpoint what is bad about our debt is the amount of debt held by foriegn countries such as the Arab nations and the Chinese. In a war they could use this leverage to damage our economy. This is now a national security priority.
The second economic issue is manufacturing capacity. I am a proponent of free trade but as a matter of national security we must maintaian the capacity to produce what we need to fight a prolonged war with a powerful enemy. That means maintaining a steal aking capacity and a manufacturing capacity. We should insist that any compsny that supplies defense related equipment to the US maintain enough of a manufacturing presence in the USA so that in time of war we can produce everything we need here at home.
China will wage all out war including economic war in any conflict that it becomes involved in. We must be prepared for that.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Here is what it finally came down to. I do not think Huckabee is conservative enough on fiscal issues. Besides he is no longer a serious contender. While I think conservative criticism of McCain has been over the top in the end I decided he was too populist. I felt his attacks on corporations making profit went too far. I agree with his immigration policy but not on a number of other policies.
I went with Romney. I have doubts about the depth of his conservatism and I am not sure he is better candidate to beat the democrat then McCain but he is just as strong on defense and he claims fiscal and social conservatism on most issue. He is decidely the only canmdidate that is pro business.
Not that I think it will matter. I will predict that Obama is the Democrat Nominee and that he wins the Presidency.
If Clinton is the nominee we have a shot with either Romney or McCain but probably a better shot with McCain. No matter how you slice it the Republicans will have an up hill battle.
Can we please stop looking at race and gender and ethnic origin when deciding who to vote for.
The three things we should be looking at are 1. Integrity and 2. Their positions on the issues you care about. 3. Competancy. Anything that does not inform you on those issues is irrelvant.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
While athletics and competition can be good things our culture has perverted sports.
Sports no longer teaches team work. It is now all about the glory of the individual.
It is all about how much money you can make and how much fame you can garner.
We change sports stars (and entertainment stars for that matter) into heroes. Heroes are people who put something of value on the line, like their life or reputation or even their wealth for the greater good. Sports stars do none of that and are not worthy of the status of hero solely because of their athletic performance.
The amounts athletes are paid are obscene. The salaries they recieve are more then high they are an injustice. Does their contribution to society really justify what they are paid. I do not mean to unfairly target them because they are not the only ones and it is not their fault. It is our fault. If we were not so obsessed with sports then they would not be able to garner the salaries that they do.
Moving downward. The time and attention and money that is put into college athletics is criminal. If only such efforts were put into improving academic excellence. College administrators will tell you sports programs attracts donors and puts our name on the map. What they do not tell you is that the programs suck up so much time and money that it is doubtful that there is any real gain for academic programs. It actually hurts your more obscure sports because big time programs push them out. Once again the real fault lies with us. We are more interested in how a college sports team is doing then how well the students are being educated.
Then their is the children. Need I list the sins we comit against our children in the name of sports. The pressure the parents put on them. The unsportsmen like conduct of some parents. Children suffering disabling injuries because parents who want to live glories they did not obtain push their children to hard. Not to mention the fact of how many students suffer academically because their parents put emphasis on the wrong things.
Sports are no longer have a positive impact on our society but a negative one. Because we have allowed ourselves to be consumed by what in the end is a trivial pursuit.
Think about what part sports plays in your life and then examine your priorities. Would your life and society be better if you adjusted those priorities.
(I apoligize for spelling errors I am a poor editor and spell check is not working today)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, at a campaign address in Brooklyn, New York
November 1, 1940