Wednesday, December 31, 2008

UN Goes Ahead on Gun Control Measure

People who believe self defense involves DISARMING ourselves are idiots. They’re stupid. But that doesn’t slow down the United Nations, which thinks of itself as a “world government,” although it is NO kind of a government, and hopefully will not be one in my lifetime (admittedly short). What the hell makes them think that disarming the populace is the way to self-defense? That way lies idiocy! But you can never “shut up” the anti-gun idiots. They think they know more than the rest of us, although it’s painfully obvious to intelligent people they’re not. When are they going to “wise up?” Never, if I know the anti-gun jerks. (WTOP News)

More Guns, Less Crime

That’s the name of a best-selling book and a basic truth, as some people in England are discovering. The shootings in Mumbai should have stilled forever the voices of those who think defending ourselves requires that we disarm the populace. It should have destroyed forever the MYTH of “gun control.” But that won’t shut them up. They’re not smart enough. Anybody who really thinks disarming ourselves is the way to self defense is an idiot (and that includes politicians). That’s why a think tank in England is mulling the idea that “if each of us carried a gun…” They’re taking note of the fact that every gun used in the Mumbai massacre was a “prohibited weapon” under Indian law, yet the gunmen had no trouble getting them. So where did they get them? The black market, of course. Those “gun control laws” guaranteed they would not be met with real resistance, as usual. No massacre in history ever happened where mere mortals (not cops or “government agents”) find it easy to be able to carry concealed guns (as in Florida, whose violent crime has gone down since they made it easier to carry a gun). When violent criminals can’t be sure people aren’t “carrying,” they’ll soon go into a less violent kind of crime. That’s what I’ve been preaching for years, but nobody has been listening. (Times Online)

Rewarding Failure

"Recession has left many of the world's worst-run economies in roughly the same condition as General Motors. Russia is one of them, and the World Bank thinks they're going to need a bailout. Not so fast." Remember not so long ago we were fervently wishing for Russia’s demise? Now they’re suggesting we should reward their failure by “bailing them out.” I think we need to stop bailing everybody who fails out. It’s counterproductive. It sends the message that to fail is okay. The United States is waiting to send you money. So more and more people (and even governments) will line up to prove they’re the most needy. Come to think of it, we’ve been “bailing out” governments for years. They call it “foreign aid.” (IBD Editorials)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Contradiction in Terms

"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," President Bush told CNN, defending his offer of $17 billion in loans to the Big Three "to make sure the economy doesn't collapse." How does loaning a few billion to the auto unions keep the economy from collapsing? Apparently, he’s “swallowed” the socialist scam that free markets don’t work. The way the Democrats have been “messing with” them, it’s surprising ANYTHING has worked. Now they’ve got what they think is a “mandate” to manipulate the free market some more in the Obama administration. I got news for him. It ain’t agonna work! (IBD Editorials)

Changing History 101

Blaming Bush #2623; Democrats CREATED the financial meltdown with the passage of the CRA (“Citizen’s Reinvestment Act of 1976”) passed in a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed into law by a Democrat president, strengthened by yet another Democrat-controlled Congress and another Democrat president, that FORCED lenders to lend money to people they KNEW could not repay (under threat of “investigation and prosecution” for “redlining” by Janet Reno), backed by the promise that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would “buy up” all those bad mortgages. This promise was purposely broken just before the 2008 election to ensure Obama’s win. Now they’re trying to blame the whole thing on Bush’s “lassez-faire policies,” IGNORING the Bush administration’s TWELVE attempts to “rein in” Fannie and Freddie and the Democrats’ (in the person of Barney Frank) consistent assurances that “there’s nothing wrong with Fannie and Freddie.” Now we know there WAS “something wrong” with them, they’re trying to “scream the loudest” about “Bush being responsible” so nobody will notice their own responsibility. They created the financial meltdown to win an election, but it is now out of control and they don’t know what to do about it except to “throw money at it,” which they are gaily doing. (IBD Editorials)

Soros Stealing Minnesota Election

George Soros, the notorious liberal (Democrat) money-man who pumped so much money into Obama’s campaign that McCain couldn’t compete, is doing the same for Al Franken’s attempt to unseat a Republican incumbent senator by “finding” enough questionable votes and finding a way to put them in his column to beat Norm Coleman. He’s doing it with the help of Soros (and his millions) and the Democrat Secretary of State, with the willing cooperation of the Minnesota Supreme Court, which has agreed with Franken that MOST of the “questioned” votes should be his. The Wall Street Journal disagrees. “"The Wall Street Journal has noted that it is simply statistically impossible for all of the questionable ballots falling so much in favor of Franken--when the race was so close to begin with." But they merrily continue “finding” vote after vote and just might pull it off, and steal yet another election for a Democrat. I guess it pays to have your people in important positions to be able to skew an election. (Just common sense)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

HAMAS Decries "Israeli Violence"

Completely forgetting (ignoring) Hamas rocket attacks precipitated the “Israeli violence.” Now they’re demanding other Islamics “rally” to defend Gaza, from where they launched their rocket attacks that were so inept they only killed one Israeli while Israel’s counter-attacks killed 250 Palestinians. (Hamas makes a “big thing” about “civilians being killed, including a 15-year-old boy in a greenhouse, while saying they’re [Hamas] the “good guys” because their attacks were so inept as to kill only one, which they say is “none.”). They’re now calling Israeli counterattack “war crimes.” If so, what were THEIR rocket attacks, which came first? Sounds like the “Six-Day War” all over again to me, where Israel kicked the rear ends of Islamics who attacked them then. Something Islamics are still steaming about. Looks like Islamic terrorists never learn. They’re just not up to fighting Israel in any way. The only thing keeping them alive is Israel’s forbearance in the face of murdering Palestinians. With Israel massing troops on the Gaza border, it looks like Israeli’s patience is at an end and they’re ready to finish the job; no matter how much they insist they are not ready to invade Gaza, which they stupidly gave up a few years ago. They’re good at war, but not so much at negotiation. Hamas says Israel can end the vilence (from Hamas) by "bending over and grabbbing their ankles and agreeing to a cooperative government [with Hamas in charge, of course]). (Yahoo News/AP)

Innocent Civilians Killed

We always hear in the liberal news media about all the "innocent civilians" who are killed and injured in American (or Jewish) RETALIATION attacks on terrorist (and Palestinian terrorist) positions. The liberal news media dutifully reports matter-of-factly about some civilians being killed by the terrorist attacks, but usually show NO outrage and no "singling out" of children who are victims of terrorist attacks. Nor do they show pictures of Jewish or American victims carrying their dead children through the streets over their heads as they do for the dead children of terrorists (and Palestinians). Why is this? Could it be that the liberals who control the output of these news outlets WANT the Islamic terrorists to win to make Bush the "bad guy?" I'd bet on it. As soon as a Democrat president is installed watch for the coverage of these events to change drastically as the coverage of the economy ALREADY has changed, just on the knowledge that the Dems will be in control after January. They'll probably even try to take credit for the lowered national debt. (Just common sense)

Efforts at Censorship

In Italy, they passed a law requiring newspapers to register with the government. They can't do that here--yet. Anyway, one blogger found out that they had sneakily included blogs that have headlines and he found out he was publishing a "clandestine newapaper" without registration. He paid a big fine to stay out of jail. It it ever happens here, I'll be a criminal--until they catch me because I will not stop saying what's on my mind until they drag me away. (Common Sense)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bush Pardons 19

But among them are NOT Ramos and Compean, the Border Patrol agents imprisoned for doing their jobs; two men who SHOULD have been pardoned, and nobody can figure out why Bush will NOT pardon them. Apparently, “the fix is in,” and these men can expect to serve their entire sentences and have to live as felons after their release when all they were doing was trying to enforce the law. I’ve always tried to support Bush against all the spurious charges laid against him by his enemies (mostly liberals and Democrats). But I wonder about his judgment as he ignores the plight of these two good cops. (Breitbart)

How Liberals "Compete"

They outlaw the competition in one way or another. Their best-known effort until now was the “Fairness Doctrine,” REQUIRING radio stations who carry such as Rush Limbaugh with his 20 million listeners to GIVE air time to such as Al Franken with his 6 listeners to present “the other side.” But what IS “the other side?” There are so many “sides” that these radio stations would never finish giving free time to people nobody wants to listen to. Rush has PROVEN that at least 30 million people WANT to listen to him while they have also proven (by turning him off), they did NOT want to listen to Al Franken. That’s why “Air America” went bankrupt and couldn’t pay Franken (so he quit). Should they also give free airtime to “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan (and other crazies) so he can expound on his “mother ship” and other stupid ideas? Do we really NEED to listen to such gibberish? I certainly don’t. That’s why I stay away from the liberal media (which is almost all of it) because I don’t want to have to listen to such drivel. Liberals had better watch out what they wish for because the “Fairness Doctrine” works both ways. They’ll never be able to espouse their views because conservatives will demand “equal time” and the law will dictate they get it (unless the liberals at the FCC ignore the law). A revival of the “Fairness Doctrine” would mean the end of talk radio, conservative OR liberal because radio stations just would not carry talk radio. That’s what liberals want. (Just common sense)

Famous for Being Famous

Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg) is the daughter of a famous father (former President John Kennedy) and niece of another one, “Teddy” (Chappaquiddick) Kennedy. That’s ALL she has to offer beyond being the “figurehead” of a charity (which most rich people try to be). What does she have that Sarah Palin doesn’t have? Certainly not the kind of experience required to be a senator. She has told her governor (a Kennedy Democrat) she “really, really wants to be a senator.” Apparently, that’s all it takes to be seriously considered to take the “Kennedy family seat” in New York that Hillary still holds, even after being appointed Secretary of State. Apparently, Caroline usually gets what she wants, and she hasn’t wanted to vote lately so we can’t even include VOTING among her experiences. Will she get this because she “wants” it? Only time will tell. "As the Kennedy du jour tours New York seeking Hillary's seat, will she be asked tough questions by Couric, Gibson, et al.? [Doubtful -RT] We'll see what Sarah's critics say about someone who's famous for being well-known." (IBD Editorials)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Climate Control Swindle

The “Junk Science” site from Australia has presented scientific proof (not “junk science,” as AlGore pushes) that global warming is a con. A swindle perpetrated by former Vice President Al Gore, who has used it to make himself a millionaire several times over and he’s still pushing it, and still gaining gullible adherents, including some of the highest-ranking politicians in the country (USA). The world “warmed slightly” in the latter part of the 20th century but has been COOLING since 2002. Climate is CYCLICAL and is constantly warming and cooling. Al has taken advantage of that to enrich himself and his accomplices. The whole idea that CARBON DIOXIDE is “poison” is stupid. Carbon dioxide is breathed in by plant life, which then breathes out oxygen, which we need to survive. If the amount of carbon dioxide DOUBLED, it would not make a lot of difference to the climate, and that has been proven. Still, the Australian government is planning to tax carbon dioxide. Anything to increase taxes, I guess. (The Australian)

You CAN Beat City Hall!

At least you can in Wilkes Barre, NJ. The citizens didn’t want the mayor to tear down a firehouse, so they petitioned to change the city charter to allow a petition drive to retain it. So the mayor su=ed them for almost $20,000 in lawyer’s fees. Sounds like hizzonor is trying to shut them up. Unfortunately for him, he lost, and had to pay THEM $67,000. I guess he thought he was king. He found out he wasn’t. (Common Sense)

Congress Can't Even Run the Country

So what makes them think they can run the auto industry? It was the silly and outrageous demands by the unions (That the government pushed) that made them so weak they were the first to fall to the Democrat-created financial crisis. So why are we allowing the Congress to “bail them out” with OUR money while putting in a “car czar” to force them to make cars nobody wants to buy? (I think they sold 165 electric cars last year). Another thing: electric cars need electricity, which needs COAL to produce. So what happens when Obama BANKRUPTS the coal industry, as he has PROMISED to do? (IBD Editorials)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

There's No Recession in Congress

"Hypocrisy: With workers losing jobs by the millions and taxpayers forced to rescue banks and car makers, how does Nancy Pelosi's Congress show it cares? By giving themselves a big pay raise." They certainly don’t have to worry about unemployment, or even having to live on the same amount of money the rest of us must live on. A “newly-minted” congressperson makes $167,000.00 a year. I’ve been a “skilled worker” all my life, and I thought I was “doing okay.” But compared to them, I’m a piker. They SAY they “care about the poor,” but there are no “poor,” compared to “poor” in other countries. Such as the one in which one of Obama’s brothers lives, where he must live on one dollar a day (Or was that a month. I’m never sure). The “poor” in other countries would KILL to be as “poor” as people in this country, who have their own homes, color TVs, cars, air conditioning, garbage disposals, dishwashers, etc. (IBD Editorials)


They’ve been “circling the wagons” to protect CRA (Community Reinvestment Act of 1976) for many years. They did it each time Bush tried to “rein it in” (12 times), with guys like Barney Frank repeating over and over that “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are fine.” Now that we all know they were NOT, CRA was a swindle, and Freddie and Fannie were both designed to be a “safety valve” that could be “pulled” at any time to elect a Democrat president and a Democrat majority, while putting BILLIONS of dollars in Democrat pockets, they’re STILL “circling the wagons” and trying to hide the truth. They’ve been successful with most people who “don’t pay attention to politics” until just before an election, but to those of us who PAY attention all the time, their scam is obvious. Sooner or later the rest will catch on, and the Democrats will be “banished” again, as they were when Reagan and Bush were president, with a Republican majority. Unfortunately, the Republicans don’t know how to lead and let the Democrats “lead them by the nose.” Those who DON’T pay attention blamed them and elected Democrats again. Oh well, I guess it takes a Jimmy Carter or a Barack Obama to get a Ronald Reagan or a Sarah Palin elected. (One News Now)

Iraqi "Reporter" An Activist

He’s not a “reporter, and he got in there under false pretenses. Yes, he DOES work for a local television station, but only as a "cover" for his activism.If he had done that under Saddam, he’d have been executed within 24 hours. So what is it he doesn’t like about us? I think he’s a “hidden Saddam supporter” who thinks he can “overturn our rule” by throwing his shoes at Bush. Islamic terrorists think little of us because we ALLOW such demonstrations without applying meaningful punishment; but in reality it is THEY who are stupid. (Just common sense)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Global "Warming?"

Not from where I sit. Not with some of the coldest temperatures on record all over the country. Not with it snowing in Las Vegas for the first time in many years; or snowing in Arizona or even Malibu, California. AlGore says ANY “extreme” in temperature, cold or hot, is because of global warming. Comeawn, Al; do you really expect intelligent people to believe that? I’ve NEVER believed it, but then I pay attention all the time, not just before an election, as most of the voters in America. You can maybe sell your swindle to those who DON’T pay attention, but not me. "The mean global temperature, at least measured by satellite, is the same as it was in the year 1980. In the last couple of years, sea level has stopped rising, hurricane and cyclone activity in the Northern Hemisphere is at a 24-year low and sea ice globally is also the same as it was in 1980." (David Deming, a geology professor at the University of Oklahoma.) (IBD Editorials)

That "Twenty Percent"

I’ve never been in debt, my whole life. I don’t do credit cards and the only credit I have ever done is to buy a car and once, my first IBM compatible computer; all of which I paid off promptly. Now I have bad credit, and it’s ALL due to the 20% of hospital and doctor bills Medicare won’t pay, leaving it to me at a time when I can’t work and don’t have any money. Who the hell designed this system, anyway? I’ve been on Social Security and Medicare since my first stroke, because after that, I couldn’t work more than one or two days a week, if that. After my quadruple bypass, it got worse. Then they came up with that equally badly-designed medicine program that is MANDATORY. I refused to sign up for it for two years, so they signed me up anyway, and tried to “fine me” for not signing up. Of course, when they have paid for $5,000 worth of medicine, their “donut hole” then leaves me on my own until I’ve spent another $5,000 for medicine (somehow). Who designs this crap, anyhow? The hospitals and doctors gaily charge me $300 for a band-aid and equally overcharge me for everything they do, then bug me and threaten me with lawsuits if I can’t pay what they’ve already overcharged me for. They think I have assets they can levy on. I don’t have ANYTHING but an old car and an equally old computer. They’re going to waste their money trying to sue me. I don’t think they planned on that. (Just common sense)

Do-Gooder Liberals Ban Rudolph

What the hell is “religious” about “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? One silly parent in North Carolina was “offended” at the use of the words “Christmas” and “Santa.” Doesn’t she know the HOLIDAY is called “Christmas” and “Santa” originated in a Pagan ritual many years ago? This is an illustration of just how STUPID liberals are. They think just because the Constitution does not allow the GOVERNMENT to ESTABLISH a “government religion” that they can eliminate ANYTHING that MIGHT have “religious overtones” from the world? What stupid jerks these people are! What makes it REALLY stupid is that this mother wanted a JEWISH song included in the place of “Rudolph.” She didn’t want to eliminate any sign of RELIGION, only a religion that was not hers. You “Antisemitism” searchers out there don’t bother to accuse me. You could substitute any religion for “Jewish” and I’d say the same. (One News Now)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Franken Lost 67 Votes

“So let’s ignore the hand recount and go with the election night count,” says the secretary of state in Minnesota. The hand recount found 133 FEWER votes than that reported by one liberal district, and AL Franken, whose latest joke is that he is qualified to be a Senator, lost 67 votes. So the Democrat Secretary of State (supported by George Soros) decided to go with the erroneous election night results. Talk about ignoring the law! But then, the Democrats are good at that. Which is why a majority of election officials are Democrats, so they can “tweak” election results any way they wish. (Ann Coulter)

"Conservative Sources?"

Some people ask me why all my sources (or most of them) are "conservative sources," and why I don't use more "mainstream media" sources? There's a good reason for that; most of what I write about you won't FIND in the misnamed "mainstream media." The only time I use liberal media sources is to show just how they're lying or distorting what they DO report. It's difficult to show them completely ignoring news that doesn't agree with their preconceived notions and socialistic (liberal) views (Such as the good things happening in Iraq). If I tried that, any links I provide would go to empty spaces. (Just common sense)

Journalistic Malpractice?

"A conservative media analyst says a Newsweek cover story suggesting that the Bible condones same-sex "marriage" is evidence the publication is a "fully owned subsidiary of the gay rights movement." Twisting the words of sources people respect is a standard modus operandi of the liberal press to prove their erroneous theses. " '[To] try to take the Bible and make it say something it flat-out does not say is journalistic malpractice,' he argues. 'You're talking about the religion editor at Newsweek magazine and a cover piece twisting scripture, using every gay talking point out there without any effective rebuttal.' " That’s how they do it, folks. Get used to it. If you’re now paying attention to politics, you’ll see it all the time. (One News Now)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Obama A "Conservative Democrat?"

What a LOAD! If you believe that you’re REALLY gullible. You probably also believe global warming is real, too. Obama is a SOCIALIST! In no way is that “conservative.” He just figures if he tells that lie often enough to all who will listen, he can make it true (As Hitler's PR man said). If you don’t believe that, listen to what he promises. Every word out of his mouth is SOCIALISM. “Share this.” “Give back that.” They SAY his cabinet picks prove it. Hillary, for instance. She has spent a lot of time and money trying to convince voters SHE is a “conservative Democrat,” but she is no more a conservative than Obama is. It must be hard to try and lie your way into office and lie your way through each day if you win. Obama could not be FURTHER from being conservative, and to say so is a LIE. (One News Now)

The (Legal) Pyramid Scheme

What is the biggest, richest, pyramid scheme going right now? No, it’s not the one Bernard Madoff ("made off") has been running for fifty years. That only involves fifty billion dollars. The one to which I refer is the federal government’s trillion-dollar pyramid scheme called Social Security. You know, the one in which you’re FORCED to participate at the point of a gun (If you don’t believe that, try and NOT participate and see how quickly the guns come out). That is, unless you work FOR the government, in which case they have a much better scheme going, requiring much less of a contribution from you and more from the taxpayer, paying a LOT more. In Colorado, the plan for government employee retirement is broke. So they’re demanding that the people who could be MILLIONAIRES if they could have invested the Social Security money themselves. The frustrating thing is that if an individual such as Madoff runs a pyramid scheme it’s a CRIME. But when the government does it, it’s not. Like all pyramid schemes, it will eventually collapse when it requires more people than there are in the world to pay off the last suckers. (Just common sense)

Can't We Trust ANYBODY?

Wall Street money manager for nearly 50 years who built an influential firm has confessed to a massive fraud scheme that will cost investors at least $50 billion, federal authorities say. Bernard L. Madoff, 70, facing a single count of securities fraud, declined to speak with reporters after a federal magistrate judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan ordered him released Thursday night on $10 million bail." This is a man many people trusted with a LOT of money, but all this time he was fleecing them. How many other people in similar positions are doing the same? His name rhymes with "made off," which is proper, because he "made off" with a lot of other people's money. (IBD Editorials)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Multiple Computer Failures

I’ve spent most of last week dealing with three computer failures. My main (and oldest) computer died; then the backup computer died. Then I bought another one and IT died. They had to wipe my hard drive (which had nothing much on it) and put in a new operating system. Luckily, most of my important stuff was backed up on a memory stick so I didn't lose much (I hope) I spent most of the day today uploading software. I hope everything works right. I WAS able to post a couple of times over the weekend by using my son's computer.

The Richest Poor in the World

Liberals constantly talk about "the poor" in America. But the “poor” in other countries wish they were as “poor” as American poor. “Poor” Americans have more things than the “poor” in any other country. 46% own their own homes; 73% have a car or truck; 31% have TWO; 80% of their homes are air conditioned. Most have refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers and garbage disposals, microwaves, etc. 97% have a color TV and 55% have TWO; 63% have cable or satellite TV with large screen TV. They have many other things the world’s “poor” DREAM of having, yet the liberals still call them “poor.” I’m not poor, but I don’t have many of those things. It’s all a liberal (Democrat) scam. “Poor” is a state of mind. When you just temporarily are short of money, you’re not “poor,” you’re just broke. Obama campaigned on the “poor problem,” but it’s an imaginary problem. Yes, there IS “the homeless problem.” But most of them are homeless because they are either unemployable or just won’t work. They’d rather stand on a corner 14 hours a day in all kinds of weather and beg, rather than work for 7-11 at $8 or $9 an hour, which they think is “beneath them.” But begging is apparently not. (Heritage Foundation, the U. S. Census Bureau, and the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration)

Scanning Your "Secrets"

"Big Brother" is here. The feds now have a scanner that can read your private documents, right through your pants and your wallet, from 50 feet away. Currently, they're only using them at five border points, but do you think that will end it? Do you think they won't eventually have agents standing on the street, scanning everybody who passes by to see if they're carrying anything that could be thought of as "anti-government?" They already have a scanner (in general use) capable of telling them exactly how much money you have in your pockets, using that tiny "strip" embedded in ALL the new bills, which broadcasts its existence. In this manner, they can know in advance if there's enough money in your pockets to warrant a "stop and frisk," stealing all the money you're carrying, claiming "it's probably drug money," while before you can even sue to get it back, you have to post a bond promising to pay THEIR legal costs (which you can count on being monumental), whether they win or lose. They don't have to prove it IS, you have to prove it ISN'T. Which is contrary to the constitutional provision of "innocent until proven guilty." (News Max)

Told Ya So!

A congresswoman, Democrat (naturally) Rep. Laura Richardson (California, of course), is asking (demanding) the feds to “bail her out” since she (says) she can’t afford to make the mortgage payments on THREE properties she “owns.” She’s “joining the line” to prove she’s one of the “most needy.” While making $169,000.00 a year. Do YOU make that much? Have you EVER? Apparently she doesn’t understand that the bailouts are for BIG businesses, who are “too big to fail” because they would create a “domino effect” on other businesses, thus increasing the economic woes in this country. Congress doesn’t care about her because she isn’t “big enough.” In any case, she apparently planned this when she ran for Congress. That’s when she stopped making payments. She also stopped paying her property taxes. But she IS paying the personal loans she took out to pay for her campaign. These are not the first mortgages for which she has failed to pay. She defaulted on two other properties FIVE TIMES before losing one of them. And THIS is the kind of person Californians have elected top represent them? (Town Hall Magazine)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Government "Running" the Auto Business

What the hell makes these politicians, who have screwed up the entire financial system in this country with their Pollyannaish "Citizen's Reinvestment Act of 1977," think they know how to run the auto companies, just because they "hold the purse strings" that can "allow" the auto companies to remain in business? They don't control that money by dint of their expertise, but only because gullible Americans keep re-electing them to offices they aren't competent to hold. They're "sitting on top of" BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars they don't own, and could not ever honestly earn, making the auto company executives "jump through hoops" to get any of it, while they (The Democrats) are responsible for the very situation the auto makers find themselves in. I remember why I consciously decided to "ignore politics" for many years. It is so disgusting to watch these incompetent politicians mess everything up, then sit on their "high thrones" while the VICTIMS plead for mercy from the very people who put them in that position. I "pay attention" today because I discovered that even if I ignored politics, politics would not ignore me. Paying attention to politics is painful, but I have to do it. (Yahoo News/AP)

How Many Homes Does BUSH Own?

I don't understand politicians; Democrat or Republican. I don't understand what George Bush needs with an expensive home in Dallas. He OWNS a "ranch" in Crawford. Why not live there? The Secret Service already has expensive security measures there, and will have to spend a lot of money and manpower protecting this unnecessary home in Dallas. Yes, he is (was) the president. But does that give him a reason to spend money unnecessarily? Does he even care what we think? I have my problems with some of his policies as president, but I have largely defended him. But this is too much. They gave McCain hell because he couldn't remember how many homes he owns (they're owned by his wife, and only technically by him). (Yahoo News/AP)

Friday, December 12, 2008

The "Need" for Abortion?

What the hell is that? There is no "NEED" for abortion, the murder of defenseless babies still in the womb. Yes, sometimes it becomes necessary to abort a child to save the mother's life. Some people think rape is a good reason to abort the result. I don't. An abortion takes just as much a toll on a woman as does birth and adoption. Too many people see abortion as a good substitute for a rubber. They gaily have unprotected sex and cheerfully KILL the result. They SAY "pro-abortion laws" are made to "protect a woman's right to say what happens to her body." There is no such thing, or there would not be laws against prostitution. But prostitution does not stop a beating heart. Abortion does. An abortion is NOT about HER rights. It's about the rights of that unborn infant, which are not considered. Abortion is a selfish choice, and using abortion as contraception is criminal. (One News Now)

Protecting Islam and No One Else

"The United Nations General Assembly is considering passage of a resolution called 'Combating Defamation of Religion.' Angela Wu of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty notes the resolution mentions only the protection of Islam -- and that is one of several concerns for her. 'Because it's protecting defamation against religion -- an idea -- rather than defamation against a person, it essentially controls what people can say about religion, which we think is ultimately quite dangerous to have the state moderate what people can and can't peacefully say about religious ideas,' she contends." This is becoming a trend; organizations and governments making provisions to "protect" Islam to the exclusion of all other religions. Now I have nothing against ANY religion. But I think ANY organization, even a completely ineffective one such as the United Nations, should make their "resolutions" apply to ALL religions if they take the trouble to make them. The UN has a bad tendency to "bend over and grab the ankles" for Islam these days, mostly because it is run by, and FOR dictatorships (some of them Islamic) all over the world. What they think they're gaining by making ANY "resolutions" like this I don't know. They have NO actual authority, anywhere that is not GIVEN them by their signatory countries. I certainly will not abide by ANY "resolution" they make. I am protected by the Constitution of the United States (so far). I will say what I think until someone puts me in prison for my words. That's what will be necessary to shut me up. (One News Now)

A Matter of Principle

"According to the AP, President Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others convicted of a variety of acts including drug offenses, tax evasion and embezzlement... Meanwhile former U.S. Border Agents Nacho Ramos and Jose Compean--two dedicated lawmen, continue to sit in solitary confinement for attempting to apprehend a fleeing drug smuggler." Yet, for some unknown reason, Bush will not pardon these men and allow them to go on with their lives. Is shooting a fleeing drug smuggler who has a gun pointed at them (they thought) so bad? Worse than say, drug dealing, tax evasion or embezzlement? Frankly, I think "the fix is in" and Ramos and Compean will not see the light of day for at least ten years because they "angered" someone high in the government and are being "dealt with." Bush's handling of this (or his refusal to handle it) has caused me to lose a LOT of confidence in his intelligence. (Just common sense)

They're So Worried!

Liberals are so worried about the life of Guantanamo detainees. But I'm not. I think they "bought" anything they get, by trying their best to KILL innocent people, primarily Americans, for not believing the same way they do. They have SAID so. Their word for such people is "Infidel" and it means ALL people who don't believe in Islam, especially those who have CONVERTED tom Islam to another religion. I don't worry about the lives of such people and whether or not they are "given" the same rights American citizens enjoy. I think they should have been KILLED on the spot when found "in the act" of killing "Infidels." This leaves no room to "worry" about their treatment as GITMO. Life is hard for these people (including the "Game Boys," and, as reported by the Miami Herald, movie nights, art classes, English language lessons)" and $75,000 pr4osthetic legs they can use when released to go home and kill more people)., and it SHOULD be. They "made their own bed," and should be made to sleep in it. (IBD editorials)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Self Esteem vs. Self Image

There is much too much activity regarding student's "self-esteem" vs. their "self-image." Those terms seem to be used interchangeably by educators, and they should not be. "Self-image" is the student's view of his/her talents and abilities, based on TRUTH. "Self-esteem," however, is that same view, but based on HIDING the truth from them so they will think well of themselves whether or not they are capable. One form of this is banning the use of red pens or pencils for use in grading. Another is having sports games without scoring. These kids NEED the "negative feedback" to know what areas in which they need improvement. They don't need the schools to HIDE the truth from them so as not to "injure their precious psyches." These measures are STUPID, and anyone who suggests their use should be FIRED. (Just common sense)

Still Trying to Blame Bush

It's transparently evident that their own laws and policies (enforced by Clinton and Janet Reno) that FORCED lenders to lend money they KNEW could never be repaid, coupled with a promise that Fannie or Freddie would "bail them out" by buying the paper, then "pulling the plug" on Fannie and Freddie, CAUSING a "financial meltdown" just before the election helped Obama win. This created a "bloodless coup" by the Democrats, who are now in the (almost filibuster-proof) majority, and have a Democrat president. Which means they can do just about anything they want, including moving us much more quickly toward complete socialism--and if you don't know what socialism is, you'd better find out, and quick. (IBD Editorials)

Penalizing CEOs

Obama and his accomplices want to punish the very people responsible for the profit that makes this world go around. As with most liberal (Democrat) policies, this policy is full of contradictions (such as "defending ourselves" against illegally armed criminals by DISARMING ourselves while the criminals, who don't obey laws, never have a problem getting guns). Obama wants to raise taxes on people who are rich by dint of making others rich or creating jobs for them, just because they have more money than most and the "leeches" on society want some of it without EARNING it. One CEO promises to work for $1 a year if his company gets a government bailout. But I'll guarantee you that he'll be getting some "bonuses" along with it. CEOs don't work without getting paid in some fashion, even if they find it necessary to make it look like it in a world where a radical socialist president insists on PUNISHING the very people who make this economy work. (Yahoo News/AP)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bipartisanship: A Liberal Swindle

Yes, it does exist, but it is not a desirable thing in politics. That's why we have a two-party system in the first place. A "one-party system" is a dictatorship where those in power do pretty much as they please, with nobody to oppose them. That's what the Democrats want; everybody forgetting their own principles and agreeing with THEM. They want to SILENCE all disagreement with their socialist principles and have nobody to criticize their actions, be they simply disagreeable to the opposition or patently illegal. They want NO OPPOSITION at all. The word "bipartisanship" is simply a "code word" for "agree with us, no matter what your principles may be." I will NEVER be "bipartisan" because liberals have principles that are the exact opposite to mine. So I will NEVER pretend to agree with them. If that keeps me from their favor, who cares? I don't need their favor. (Just common sense)

Clintons Like A Bad Cold

Always around, but never goes away. I'd have thought Obama would have been smart enough not to include her in his cabinet; but apparently not. He has named Hillary Clinton Secretary of State; a very powerful position, some say second only to the president. There, she will be privy to all the most secret of secrets and can use them to undermine his presidency at will until she's ready to use what she learned there in another run for president in 2012. And don't say she can't do that as "secstate." She will not be afraid to resign that job in her effort to take over Obama's job. And if Americans haven't started "paying attention" by then, she might even be elected; especially if the Republicans don't start fighting back. Don't expect Bill to stay out of it, either. (Yahoo News/AP)

The "Reregulation" Mantra

The liberals are using it to try and convince Americans that THEY did not CREATE the financial crisis with their 1976 law, passed by a liberal Congress and signed into law by a liberal president, to FORCE lenders to make loans that could not be repaid and promising them Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would "bail them out," then "pulling the plug" on Fannie and Freddie just before the election to ensure the election of radical socialist Barack Obama. Now they want to fool the American people once again by blaming it all on IMAGINARY "deregulation." I'm still waiting for them to tell me what SPECIFIC deregulation caused the problem while also telling me why THEY obstructed 12 efforts by George Bush to stop their scheme? (The Atlasphere/John Stossel)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tell Them to "Go to Hell"

Auto makers should go to Washington and tell the Democrats, who CAUSED all their problems, to "go to hell." They should tell them to just "get out of our way" with their incompetent roadblocks and just let them build their cars without demanding they make cars nobody wants and won't buy. The oil companies did that, and for that I applaud them. They told the Congress to just let them drill for oil in U. S. territory. Disallowing that is responsible for ALL the oil price problems, and it is the DEMOCRATS who did it. If they "get out of the way" and let the oil companies do what they do best, while the incompetent politicians stay out of it, things will get better. They should go ahead and file Chapter 11, which will allow them to abrogate (get rid of) those amazingly stupid, usurious union agreements that create $24 an hour janitors. Their contention that people would not buy cars from a company in bankruptcy is silly, and designed to fool politicians who aren't smart enough to know better. There was not a noticeable reduction of airline traffic for those airlines who were in Chapter 11, and some of them have even emerged from bankruptcy in much better shape. It pains me to see competent executives "tugging their forelocks" before incompetent politicians who have grasped the pursestrings. (Just common sense)

Muslims Slowly "Taking Over" U. S.

"An Arab-Christian woman and critic of Islam says it is unfortunate that Islamic intimidation is forcing American companies to give Muslims special privileges not afforded to other groups." The most recent victory for Muslims is the lawsuit they filed when they weren't allowed to take time off (at their employer's expense) for "fasting and prayer." Tell me how many adherents to OTHER religions get time off at their employer's expense for religious observances. Such things should be reserved for their own time, but NO! They sue and the judge "rolls over," as so many judges in our courts do these days. What they can't win in battle and by killing innocents, they win by challenging our ways in court. And with so many gullible "activist judges," they're often victorious. It'll take a long time, but they'll eventually "take us over" this way. I hope I don't live long enough to be forced to "pray to the East" five times a day after "Sharia Law" is declared to be a legal system in the U. S. (One News Now)

Get Rid of "Activist Judges?"

I'd say a resounding YES! Any judge or justice that rules for ANY reason but the CONSTITUTIONALITY of a question should be disciplined, and if he/she does it more than once, should be REMOVED. There is no rational reason to allow judges to "make law from the bench." That's not their job. Laws are made by elected representatives, and the Constitution lays out exactly how. Being a judge is not there. The Constitution says simply that judges and the Supreme Court are to rule on the CONSTITUTIONALITY of a measure ONLY. If they rule for or against for ANY OTHER REASON, they should be dealt with. (One News Now)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Why "Cooperate" With Obama?

Liberals say that now Obama has been elected, we ought to "cooperate" with him. David Limbaugh says, "Many say that now that Barack Obama has been elected, we should all work together for the common good. That sounds wonderful until you realize that we don't all agree on what is the common good. Notice I don't take the position that Republicans should refuse to cooperate with Mr. Obama because Democrats have been indescribably partisan, cruel and unfair to President Bush for the past eight years." But that is the truth. Obamamaniacs are SILLY to even suggest WE "COOPERATE with him, because we don't AGREE with what HE considers "the common good." It's a BASIC belief, and we will not submerge our PRINCIPLES to "cooperate" with his socialism. Especially, we should not "cooperate" with his CENSORSHIP" of conservative thought, which his minions call "pornography." Anybody who thinks opposing thought is pornography is STUPID. They should not be "cooperated" with, they should be SHUNNED. Limbaugh didn't say that. I did. (David Limbaugh)


That's the scam Obama and other liberals could use to shut Rush and Hannity and other nationally-syndicated radio shows down without resorting to the "fairness doctrine." It's already on the books, and all Obama has to do to get it enforced is gain three votes on the FCC board. They sneak such things into "regulation" all the time, "under the radar" so they can be used later after they've been there long enough not to be questioned. In this manner, they can take away the broadcasting licenses of ANY radio station that airs such a thing as Rush or Hannity's show because it is a "national feed and is not "local." This is the kind of thing we can expect under Obama. If he is successful here, look for him to try and take over content on the Internet and put people like me out of business. Maybe we need CABLE radio, which they can't "regulate" (yet). (News Max)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thai Government Falls, Airport Reopens

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigned after the Thai Supreme Court "dissolved" all the main political parties for voter fraud, So dissidents who had taken over the Thai airport allowed it to reopen. The PM ought to have been fired, simply for that name. We "feel his pain," since WE recently suffered a "bloodless coup" allowing the Democrat Party to (mostly) take over Congress while electing a Democrat president by CREATING a "financial crisis." This was accomplished by passing a law FORCING lenders to loan money to people who could not pay it back; promising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would "buy the paper." Then they "pulled the plug" on Fannie and Freddie just before the election and blamed the crisis on "eight years of bad Bush policies." The fact that they could not name REAL "bad policies" didn't seem to dawn on anybody (They talked about Bush's 'not regulating' the lenders while blocking 12 different Bush efforts to do just that). But that "crunch" brought down the Bush administration (and any chance at a Republican government) while saddling us with a radical socialist president, coupled with a radical socialist Congress. Go figure. There; I said it again. Is anybody listening? (Yahoo News/AP)

"Experts" Are Not Expert

I'd write a book detailing all the ways "the experts" have been wrong in the past if that book had not already been written. I've given up even COUNTING the number of times "the experts" have been "stunned" by things that have happened. This book details many of their screwups. Such as "fawning" over Mao Tse Tung and Fidel Castro, telling us the USSR isn't really "bad" and that it is a good example of how communism can work--until it collapsed of its own weight while trying mightily to support other communist nations who weren't able to do it on their own. I'm beginning to think that being wrong is a REQUIREMENT for you to be considered "an expert." Go to this link and find a copy of this book. You will be enlightened about "the experts." (Café Hayek)

How Stupid is a Politician?

"According to the Sunshine Review [A newsletter of the Sam Adams Alliance -RT], this troublemaker (politician) “posted [to the Web] tens of thousands of circuit court records containing Social Security numbers and other personal data including bank account numbers, birth dates and check images." Apparently he isn't smart enough to know why he shouldn't do this, since it is a "smorgasbord" of information for criminals to use in ripping people off. And people wonder why I resist giving my personal information to ANYBODY, especially my Social Security number! . . . (Common Sense)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Bailing Out the Auto Unions

BAILING OUT THE AUTO UNIONS: The government is debating on how to "bail out" the auto-making business. When they do, it will not be the automakers they're bailing out. It will be the United Auto Workers Union, who have worked diligently to "price them out of the market with such things as FLOOR SWEEPERS being paid $24 per hour! I was a skilled worker for 45 years and I never made anything near that much. What makes the union think a floor sweeper is worth $24 an hour? Other jobs pay more, with top workers making up to $75 an hour! NOBODY is worth $75 an hour to turn a screw every five minutes or more. Obama talks of "bankrupting" the coal business while saying automakers are "just too big" to fail. Never mind how many energy forms rely on the coal industry to GENERATE their energy! Liberals have talked about the "stupid things" Bush has done (without being able to point out a SINGLE stupid THING" he has done that is not stupid anywhere but in their own feeble imaginations) while doing REAL "stupid things" even before being sworn in! (IBD Editorials)

Teaching Children About Gay Sex

They're giving KINDERGARTENERS "pledge cards" so they can pledge" to recognize homosexuality (something they don't know about, and which, at that age, they should NOT recognize) as being "normal and natural." Does anybody think these children will not try and find out what homosexuality is? And maybe practice it? That's what militant gays are hoping. Especially those who like their boys "little." Asking children this young to sign such "pledges" is criminal because they don't even know what homosexuality is, and should NOT know yet. To reiterate: I don't care WHAT they do in private. I don't care if they make contracts just like a marriage contract as long as they don't call it "marriage." But when they attempt to recruit children this young, I rebel. Any gays who would like to take me to task about this post, forget it. I'm not changing my mind about this. (One News Now)

The World We Live In

I haven't seen it put much better than this post to "Café Hayek" by Don Boudraux: "The People order, spur, nudge, encourage, politicians to go out and play with the market. The Politicians do. They fiddle, tweak, castrate, pick wings off, etc….and eventually things go terribly wrong. A catastrophe ensues. The People get very angry. They shout and tell the Politicians to fix the mess. "It's your job to fix this!". The Politicians in turn, like three-year olds charged to put grandmas set of crystal glasses back into the cupboard, go busily about their business, hauling over-sized delicate objects above their heads, struggling to hang on to several heavy and mis-shaped precious items. This is the world we live in." They let the politicians screw everything up, then insist the politicians "fix" what THEY'VE screwed up. Mostly because they don't know any better, never having paid attention until just before an election. (Café Hayek)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Right Out Of "Atlas shrugged!"

The "Community Reinvestment Act of 1977," passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed into law by a Democrat president (Jimmy Carter) and "strengthened" and heavily enforced by another Democrat President (Bill Clinton), protected by Chris Dodd and Barney Frank (both of whom profited handsomely from it), could have been part of Ayn Rand's masterwork, "Atlas Shrugged." It was just such a law and the pressure to loan money to "deadbeats" that caused "Midas Mulligan," her well-named banker, to zero out his accounts, convert his money into gold, and close his banks rather than make such loans, while financing John Galt's hideaway "Galt's Gulch," where the "producers" of society who join his "strike" could go to live until the predicted collapse of the socialist economy when they could return and rebuild on a better financial basis. I think we're near that point today. Unfortunately, there's no "Galt's Gulch" that I know of. "Atlas Shrugged" should be "required reading" for all economists, politicians, and bureaucrats. (Investor's Business Daily)

Panic Over Obama

Hugh Hewitt says, "The panic that has hit the stock market for the last few weeks, and many economists I've spoken with on the radio program agree it is a panic, have a built-in sell-off as the realization of an Obama administration looms. Hyper partisans on the left are trying to shout down any cause and effect between the market's drop and the election of Barack Obama, but the numbers don't lie. Let's hope that people begin to realize that the wealth of this country is largely intact, and life can and must go on." The Democrats will never admit it, but the markets are down in ANTICIPATION of an Obama presidency. They didn't start in a downward direction even before the "panic" the Democrats created set in, until it became evident that our next president would be a radical socialist with a near-filibuster-proof Congress and could do pretty much anything he wanted.(Hugh Hewitt)

"Consumer Confidence"

What has that got to do with anything? The simple answer is, EVERYTHING! It is LACK of "consumer confidence" that CAUSES recessions and depressions. As I've said before, it's all in your mind. If consumers THINK that "cash is tight" and then hold onto THEIR cash, a recession, or in some cases, a DEPRESSION ensues. All it takes to "solve the problem" is to convince the consumer there IS no problem. Unfortunately, the Democrats (liberals/socialists) know that a good economy doesn't help them gain or retain power, or move us one inch closer to socialism, the philosophy that requires the THEFT from those able to EARN, to give that stolen to those who DON'T earn, but who have a vote. We've had a long-lasting good economy since Ronald Reagan lowered taxes and thus ENDED the recession the Democrats left him, while DOUBLING the "tax take" by giving INCENTIVE to those whose investments BUILD the economy. The most recent Democrat administration, (Clinton's) is STILL taking credit for it while doing everything it could to destroy it. They finally made it, working "behind the scenes" in a REPUBLICAN administration, and CREATED the "financial disaster" we're in now. It amazes me that the American voter is content to allow those who CREATED the "financial disaster" to supposedly END it; the very same people who were in that Clinton administration are even now being appointed to important positions in the Obama administration). Remember, these are the people who have been working diligently to CREATE a recession so they could use it to win the election. It worked. They will not "solve" the problem. They will only make it SEEM like they have, while "picking your pocket" anew with higher taxes they SAY are necessary to pay for the BILLIONS of dollars they have been "throwing at" various groups. It frustrates me to watch this happen while most Americans "ignore politics," and thus allow it. (Yahoo News/AP)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"No Respect for Markets?"

Yes, there isn't much respect for (free) markets right now, but that has been CREATED by liberals, just as the current economic crisis was, for the purpose of electing Obama president. But that isn't the market's fault. It's the GOVERNMENT'S fault. Democrats say it's because of "eight years of Bush's bad policies," but they can't point to a single policy that would cause the problem. They work very hard to convince us that capitalism doesn't work, and is somehow bad, in preparation for their planned move toward socialism, which they're trying just as hard to convince us is good. (Café Hayek)

Using Less Oil

"Chevron has unveiled a revolutionary new way of finding oil. It doesn't involve satellite telemetry or seismic imaging or some other high-tech means of exploration. It involves advertising. Chevron has a new ad campaign to get its customers to use not more oil, but less. In Chevron's words, 'Energy Saved Is Energy Found.' The new ads feature people promising to carpool, to use fluorescent bulbs, even to 'take my golf clubs out of the trunk.' We've heard these energy-saving tips countless times (except perhaps the one about the golf clubs). What's new is the spectacle of a major corporation urging people to cut back on its core product, as part of "one of the most important efforts of our time - using less." The Denver water company tried that, and it was successful. Water use dropped significantly--then they raised their rates "because water use is down." It happened in reverse with the Denver Bus system. They advertised widely to get more and more people to "leave their cars at home" and ride the bus. Never mind it took them twice as long to get anywhere and cost them more. People did it, and increased bus usage significantly. So the bus company raised their rates because they had to buy more buses and put more buses on routes. They apparently couldn't figure out that more money paid in fares at the old rates could accomplish all that. And these are the people RUNNING things! Sheesh! (IBD Editorials)

Politics of Personal Destruction

Democrats whine about it when someone tells the truth about them, calling it "the politics of personal destruction," hoping we'll forget that they are MASTERS of it. "Recently, Democrats called for unity and an end to the politics of personal destruction against our new, shared President-elect Obama. So let us hope that New York publishers will now refrain from publishing any more foul novels like Nicholson Baker's 'Checkpoint,' whose characters debate the wisdom of assassinating George W. Bush. Let us also hope that when Barack Obama is nearing the end of his term, filmmaker Oliver Stone does not offer the electorate a damning mythic film called 'H.' that emphasizes the wild college days of President Barack H. Obama when, decades ago, as he freely admits, he used both hard drugs and marijuana." If they REALLY hate "the politics of personal destruction," you'd think they would stop using it. (IBD)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

All You've Been Taught is WRONG!

Teenagers are too young to really know what is going on in the world, and for the most part, what they've been taught in school is WRONG. Liberals (socialists) have been in control of the education system for far too many years and consistently "condition" our children to believe THEIR version of things--which uniformly favors collectivism (socialism) as a lifestyle. This is not a "conspiracy." It is a PHILOSOPHY that has been taught in our schools for a long time. It's understandable that today's teenagers believe socialism is a "good thing," that it is being used successfully in Europe, and that it should be brought here. It is NOT, and SHOULD not. Everywhere socialism has been tried it has either failed, or is only lasting by being "propped up" by other socialist countries newer and still solvent (who will not be for long) or even by US. Communism in Russia is just the biggest socialist nation to fail. Many others have failed, or are in the process of failing. Their economies are failing, one by one. In this hemisphere, Cuba, for instance, is still around, only by being "propped up" by Russia, and now by Hugo Chavez' in Venezuela, who still has money because he "nationalized" (stole) the oil companies Americans built for him. But their infrastructure is crumbling, Castro is dying, and the only new cars there (if any) belong to high-ranking politicians still in his favor.

Teenagers have not been ALIVE long enough to know what's going on. I know I didn't when I was a teenager, but soon learned the truth after I got away from the influence of those socialist conditioning mills we call schools. I was a Democrat in those days, and soon became a "Goldwater Democrat" in 1964. The guy who later came up with that TV ad showing a little girl picking a flower while a nuclear bomb exploded in the background, saying, "If you vote for Goldwater, we'll be stuck in Viet Nam for years" was right. I voted for Goldwater, and we WERE "stuck in Viet Nam" for years. Only it was because Goldwater DIDN'T win. I was disgusted with the apathy I saw in those days, and consciously :opted out" of politics for many years. That was my biggest life mistake, which I corrected just before Clinton's first term. I found out that even if I didn't "pay attention to politics," politics WOULD pay attention to ME. (Just common sense)

It's Hitting News Anchors

And they don't know why. Dusty Saunders, who writes about the media, says Denver 9News Anchor Bob Kendrick is being "let go" because he's being paid too much. Actually, he's being fired because he, and others in the news biz think it "should not be about ratings," completely forgetting that "ratings" is what PAYS their excessively high salaries. They THINK it's because of the "economy." But that's a convenient "straw man" to mask what it REALLY is: viewers who are tired of all the liberal drivel spouted from news rooms. Saunders says Kendrick was fired "80% because of money," which is 100% wrong. He was fired because ALL liberal media sources are suffering a significant loss of business as people get tired of their liberal bias and turn them off. This has been happening since long before the "economic crunch" they're blaming. Media these days just do NOT "check their sources" to see if what they're reporting is the truth. Now Kendrick is "livid" about Saunder's article saying he made $400,000 a year, saying Saunders "made up" the figure "out of whole cloth." He should know about that. Maybe if the news biz got back in the truth biz, they'd do better. (Rocky Mountain News)

Drabble HAs it Right

One of the things I don't like about living in a Republic (although I wouldn't want it like in a dictatorship) is the "endless elections," and it's getting worse. This last presidential election came close on the heels of the 2006 congressional election, with several local elections in between. There was not a SINGLE DAY in between where we did not have to suffer lying political ads and political signs all over. At one point, I saw an Obama sign across the street from my home and McCain sign next door. I'm not sure how that affected relations between neighbors, but I'm sure it did My own nephew voted for Obama and I'm trying to help him see his error (if he will read what I send). Drabble's Nov. 4 cartoon shows it "like it is." (Drabble)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bailing Out the Auto Unions

The government is debating on how to "bail out" the auto-making business. When they do, it will not be the automakers they're bailing out. It will be the United Auto Workers Union, who have worked diligently to "price them out of the market with such things as FLOOR SWEEPERS being paid $24 per hour! I was a skilled worker for 45 years and I never made anything near that much. What makes the union think a floor sweeper is worth $24 an hour? Other jobs pay more, with top workers making up to $75 an hour! NOBODY is worth $75 an hour to turn a screw every five minutes or more. Obama talks of "bankrupting" the coal business while saying automakers are "just too big" to fail. Never mind how many energy forms rely on the coal industry to GENERATE their energy! Liberals have talked about the "stupid things" Bush has done (without being able to point out a SINGLE stupid THING" he has done that is not stupid anywhere but in their own feeble imaginations) while doing REAL "stupid things" even before being sworn in! (IBD Editorials)

Osama is Dead!

And good riddance! The Democrats won't admit it, and neither will the terrorists. The man they CALL their "number 2 man" is, in reality, their number ONE man. And the Democrats have bought it. So they still waste time and money hunting for Osama in the mountains of Pakistan. Don't look for the Democrats to get any smarter soon. They're either incompetent or just stupid. They're now using the excuse of "poor health" for Obama not appearing in any videos, forgetting that with video cameras becoming so small and battery-operated, they can be used ANYWHERE. They could go into one of his CAVES and make a video if he is alive. But he isn't. We made him a "crispy critter" many years ago when we bombed one of his caves in Afghanistan with him in it. (One News Now)

Guns in Church?

Two people are dead as a result of a man coming into the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church. In New Jersey, where guns are not allowed, and killing his estranged wife and a parishioner. In Colorado Springs, a man came in and started killing people in a church protected by a part-time security guard who was also a parishioner, who shot him, stopping his rampage. In a Scientology Church, a man came in with a sword and tried to kill some people, but was shot to death by a security guard. Anti-gun freaks say there should not be guns in church. But how many people have been killed in churches by people who don't obey rules, nor laws? I think concealed guns should be allowed EVERYWHERE, so people can defend themselves against such people. The "anti-gun freaks" say that will make America a "wild-west" society where people "settle scores" with guns at the slightest provocation. What a LOAD! Back when everybody DID carry a gun, gunfights were rare, and it was a "polite society." Today, when people carrying guns are rare, we have more shootings per square inch than ever before because people who want to shoot someone don't care about how many laws they break while the people they want to shoot, do. What makes politicians think a CRIMINAL, who does not OBEY laws, will obey one that says he can't be armed, I don't know. Only honest people do, and we don't have to worry about them. (Associated Press)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Panic About Obama

Hugh Hewitt says, "The panic that has hit the stock market for the last few weeks, and many economists I've spoken with on the radio program agree it is a panic, have a built-in sell-off as the realization of an Obama administration looms. Hyper partisans on the left are trying to shout down any cause and effect between the market's drop and the election of Barack Obama, but the numbers don't lie. Let's hope that people begin to realize that the wealth of this country is largely intact, and life can and must go on." The Democrats will never admit it, but the markets are down in ANTICIPATION of an Obama presidency. They didn't start in a downward direction even before the "panic" the Democrats created set in, until it became evident that our next president would be a radical socialist with a near-filibuster-proof Congress and could do pretty much anything he wanted.(Hugh Hewitt)

"Filibuater" Will Now Be Bad

Prediction: the filibuster, which Democrats hated with a passion when the Republicans used it, but who used it with abandon when THEY were out of power, will "redefine" it as a "bad thing." At least, until they become the minority party again. "For much of the Bush administration, out-of-power Democratic senators defended it as a hallowed tradition of American politics. But as the ruling majority, they will soon probably redefine the filibuster as a sort of nihilism practiced by bitter Republicans to obstruct the Obama agenda." Of course, when in power, Republicans themselves once deplored the filibuster as fossilized obstructionism (politicians tend to do that)." They will redefine many more things as they attempt to "cement" their hold on power for more than four years. If more and more people "wake up" to their scams and schemes, they may not LAST more than four years, this time. Unless they're successful in bringing back the "Fairness Doctrine" and shutting people like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity up--which is their primary goal. (Investor's Business Daily)

"Pornography" in Media?

"FOX News asked Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) if liberals in Congress will try to implement the so-called Fairness Doctrine--a measure specifically designed to shut down Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and conservative talk radio. Schumer replied indignantly: 'Do you think we should allow people to put pornography on the air? Absolutely not. Particularly on television or radio.' (How STUPID is that?) " Looks like Schumer "let the cat out of the bag" on their scam. Surely he's not so stupid as to think an opposing opinion is "pornography," (apparently he is) but he (and other liberals) hope gullible bureaucrats at the FCC are. Hannity, Limbaugh, and the others ARE "fairness" because most other outlets hew to the liberal line. Liberals think there are only TWO sides to ANY issue: theirs, and people who disagree with them, for ANY reason. That Schumer could "get indignant" about this offends me. It is those people they want to "shut up." If they can, there will be NO "fairness" in media. That's the way they want it. To me, THAT'S "pornography in media." Limbaugh has said, "Liberals out of power are FUNNY. In power, they're DANGEROUS." Is there anything righter than that? (CFIF)

Monday, November 24, 2008

What the HELL is Wrong With Bush?

"Former [Border Control -RT] agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are 20 months into their sentences for shooting drug dealer Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, who tried to elude the two agents after driving a van near Fabens, Texas, that was found to hold 743 pounds of marijuana. He tried to flee back to Mexico and was shot in the buttocks by the agents who had reason to believe he was armed. Last week the two agents had their resentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cordone. The hearing was prompted by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' throwing out a minor obstruction of justice count. Ramos and Compean were resentenced to virtually their original 11- and 12-year sentences, the bulk of which is a mandatory sentence of 10 years for the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime." The "crime" of doing their jobs, keeping such as Davila from smuggling in drugs. Does the fact that Davila has been caught TWICE since then doing the same thing mean anything to you? One of those times it was quashed, but apparently they couldn't cover it up a second time. These men were wrongfully imprisoned by a Bush close friend and it seems as if the entire justice system is against them. Every time they come up for a review, it is made worse. What's wrong with us? Why doesn't Bush pardon them? I've lost a lot of faith in Bush's judgment since he won't. (IBD Editorials)

HILLARY in the Cabinet?

Sun Tzu, a military strategist, once said, "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." But I'm sure he didn't mean to put someone bent on undermining you in such a powerful post as Secretary of State where she will be privy to the highest level of secrets and can use that position to undermine you so she can defeat you in the next election. And don't think she cares about being SecState when it comes time to run against you in the next election, using what she learned in that position for almost four years. What we're going to have in the next four years is the "third Clinton administration," with most of the well-known "Clintonistas" in all the most powerful posts in the government. Change? Yeah, we'll get "change," all right. Change from the slow progression toward socialism we got under the two Bush administrations, back to the more speedy progression we got under the Clinton and Carter presidencies. (Quotes)

What is This "Change" Bit?

Obama promised us "change." But so far, all of the people he's mentioned as appointees to his staff are "the old guard," most of whom "served" in the Clinton and other past Democrat administrations. This is "change?" I don't think so. I think it's going to be "business as usual," where Democrats (in Congress) make laws (and Democrat presidents sign them) that make it legal to steal as much of our earnings as possible, to give to the leeches of society who are dependable Democrat voters. (Yahoo News/AP)

Liberals and Recession

The liberals (Democrats) have been trying mightily to create a recession for a long time by constantly talking about it, telling us there is one coming, over and over again, until people come to believe it, thereby CREATING one. Now they've got one, just in time for THEM to put a stop to it, simply by stopping talking about it. Recessions are a "self-perpetuating prophecy," CREATED by people being afraid one coming, and not spending as much money as normal. When that happens, a recession cannot be far behind. To get rid of it, they just stop promoting it. (Yahoo News/AP)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

This is Not "Change"

Every appointment I've heard about for the new "Obama Team" is either a former administration official in a Democrat (socialist) administration (most recently Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter) or a well-known Democrat liberal. Janet Nepolitano is both. She is the sitting Democrat governor of Arizona who was one of the first governors to come out for Obama, and who has consistently either vetoed measures to help us fight illegal immigration or signed legislation to hinder it. She has also consistently vetoed legislation to stop, or slow down the killing of innocent infants. She was an attorney for Anita Hill when she tried to destroy now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at his confirmation hearings. In 1993, Clinton appointed her as United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. She'll be "out of a job" soon, because of term limits. There was talk of her taking over John McCain's seat if he got elected (so she wins, either way), but that won't happen now unless McCain decides to retire, which is not likely. Will she be the next Homeland Security Secretary? Probably. Is this "change?" Not at all. It's a member of the "old guard" moving up the ladder. (Wikipedia)

Common Sense Voting?

Frankly, I'm losing confidence in the intelligence and common sense of the American voter. They are the ones who elected Barack Obama, a white racist whose close friend BOMBED the Pentagon and the home of a judge who ruled against him and got off on a technicality, while his pastor of 20 years showed himself to be a racist who HATES whites; a known collectivist (socialist) who would usurp everybody's right to make their own decisions, and who would make it a CRIME to defend ourselves in our own homes; the ones who almost re-elected Senator Ted Stevens, the Alaska Senator who was CONVICTED of corruption and bribery; Who will probably re-elect William Jefferson, a congressman who was caught with $100,000 in MARKED money given him in a federal "sting" operation. These same people elected Jimmy Carter to become one of the WORST presidents in U. S, history. Who will they elect next? Bill Ayers? (L. A. Times)

In Defense of a Word

Why are militant gays so adamant to be able to use the word "marriage" to legitimize their unions? In many places, they are able to become "partners" and gain the rights of married people, but without being able to use the word "marriage." But' that's apparently not good enough. They want the right to use the word "marriage," which would redefine the MEANING of that word--and that's their intent. Thousands of gays in California, who were "married," are now not. But I'd bet they will still be allowed the same rights married people enjoy. But they're "taking to the streets" because the California citizens took away the word "marriage." I predict there will be VIOLENCE in support of their cause. Why are they so strongly OPPOSED to having to call their unions something besides "marriage?" Because they want to REDEFINE that word and make it their own. Personally, I have nothing against gays. What they do in private is their right and no business of mine. But I will NOT call their unions "marriage." (Just common sense)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Medved Moves to Extend Power

The "opposition" in America is always suggesting that an American president will move to get rid of limitations on power by extending his/her ability to stay in office beyond term limits, but it has never happened. It's always just a "scare tactic." But it IS happening in Russia, pushed by former KVD (or whatever other letters they use) operative and former President Vladmir Putin, with the help of his "lap dog," Russian President Medved--who has always been a willing pawn in anything Putin wants to do. That's how he got to be president. If this law passes, look for him to resign in favor of Putin in such a way that Putin can succeed him. (Yahoo News/Reuters)

Lobbyist Is In the Eye of the Beholder

Obama SAYS he'll "get rid of the lobbyists." But what he means is he'll "get rid of the CONSERVATIVE lobbyists." He'll still cut deals with ACORN, the unions, and the teacher's union and others whose agenda he generally agrees with. He doesn't call them "lobbyists." He cals them "public interest groups." I call the National Rifle Association (NRA), which he hates, a "public interest group." But to him, it's one of the biggest LOBBYIST groups out there. Obama wants to make it a FELONY to use a handgun in YOUR OWN DEFENSE at home, and the NRA will no doubt oppose him. So naturally, they are a "lobbyist group.," to him. (Just common sense)

Washington Post ADMITS Obama Bias

"In an article headlined 'An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage,' Post ombudsman Deborah Howell writes that Post readers 'have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama.' Howell quickly adds, 'My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.' " Which only makes "official" what those of us who pay attention already know. What is NEWS about it is the Post actually ADMITTING it! I'll be looking to see if any other member of the liberal media will admit to "spinning" things to get Obama elected (although he is one of the most undeserving to be elected presidents in recent history, after Jimmy Carter). You liberal dupes, remember this when press bias comes up in conversation. (News Max)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Talk About Being Radical!

They call US "radical," then one of their spokesmen equates an opposing opinion with "pornography." That's not LOGICAL! Apparently Chucky Schumer (D-NY) doesn't know the difference. Or he just doesn't care (He probably thinks logic doesn't exist). Unfortunately for him, "opposing opinion is NOT "pornography," even if he's not smart enough to know the difference. People with this kind of ignorance should be "broomed" from Congress because they not only don't know what they're talking about, they don't even KNOW they don't know. They don't have a clue. Actually, I was wrong. He's not "ignorant," he's STUPID. Talk radio IS "fairness," with all other venues spouting the liberal (socialist) line. Somebody ought to slap Chucky in the back of the head and straighten him out. Such comments only illustrate his stupidity and that of most of his Democrat friends. (One News Now)

Arm Merchant Ships

How dumb it is to go out to sea carrying millions of dollars' worth of ANYTHING without ANY way to defend yourself. This is ASKING for trouble and loss. But merchantmen commonly do. Which is why they're being pirated in increasing numbers these days. But they're learning. Pirates need to be met by firepower superior to their own so they'll look for other employment They've been "running amok" lately, and it's time they met their comeuppance. So the merchant fleet IS arming themselves. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Election Fraud?

"Many millions in dubious campaign donations to Barack Obama are going unaudited. Meanwhile, Minnesota's Senate race is ripe for the stealing. When elections lack integrity, the people no longer rule." I see this kind of post often, but nobody seems to care. Which is why Obama and Franken will no doubt get away with it. Mostly because Obama now controls the means of prosecution and hye will not start an investigation of himself, OR of Franken. Meanwhile, the Democrats are sending many "election stealers" into Minnesota, where Franken's election id paramount to their control of Congress for the next four years. So they've been sent there with instructions to "win this election at any cost." They'll spend millions to do so and I hope it's too late for them to succeed. (IBD Editorials)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Typical Terrorist Crap

Ayman al-Zawahri, supposedly al-Qaida's "number two man," predictably insulted Obama as being a "house nig--r." He included former and current secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice in the insult. And even more predictably, he's trying to convince us bin Laden is still alive, though we've seen nothing of him since we blew up his caves many years ago and made a "crispy critter" out of him. Bin Laden is DEAD. He has been dead for years, but these jerks won't admit it. Everything since then has been from Zawahiri or others "down the line" in their hierarchy. Never from bin Laden himself in a PROVABLE manner. There have been several ATTEMPTS, using audiotapes or videos that could have been made ANY time, but nothing LIVE. Somebody needs to kill this guy and whoever replaces him in a very public manner. Else they'll try and make us think HE'S still alive. That's what they understand, and is the only thing that will ultimately defeat these sixteenth century bigots who want to kill EVERYBODY who doesn't believe the same way THEY do (they're like the Ku Klux Klan having gained "religion" status. His praise of "Capypso Louie" Farrakhan" shows his ignorance of what "good people" really are. I don't know why the media insists on these tapes and videos being "news." If I made such tapes, they'd "turn up their noses" at them. (Yahoo News/AP)

Will Obama "Fix" the Economy?

No. He COULD, if he reversed what his friends in the Democrat Party did to get him elected, but that is not to his interest. He will move us closer to socialism, but that is not a "fix" for the economy. He will do what his "handlers" tell him to do. He doesn't know any better. His "handlers" come from such places as "," and are those who got him elected. These people have a very different idea of what is good for the people of the United States and they intend to make it happen. If the Democrats get a "filibuster-proof" majority, look out! It's "Katie bar the door" when it comes to raising taxes (often under different names to confuse voters), taking more control over what WE are able to do without governmental "permission" (permission they should not have the power to grant), and just who owns the means of production. They're in the process of "nationalizing" the lending industry (and some in the insurance industry) right now, and are trying to do the same with the auto industry. When they finish, politicians and bureaucrats will control most of America's industry without a fight. (Just common sense)

Is (Gay) Marriage a Right?

No, it's not. Not the way gays define it, anyway. Laws govern it, and there are things that can bar you from marriage. Such as having a known venereal disease. That's why they have blood tests before issuing a license. The very fact that a license is required means there is no "right" to marriage. But that's not what they mean. They mean "Is there a right to GAY marriage?" The answer is no. There should be a right to be able to make a "partnership" just LIKE marriage for gays, so they can inherit from one another and visit each other in a hospital, as well as other things married people have a right to do. I personally have no problem with what they do in private. It's not my business. But "marriage?" No. They should not be allowed to REDEFINE the WORD marriage. Basically, that's what California's "Prop. 8" said, and it is "the law of the land" in that state. But they don't like that, so are promising a "day of intolerance," whatever that is. Sounds like a threat of violence, to me. All because a majority of Californians didn't agree with them. Yes, give them the same rights and privileges married people enjoy. But don't give them the WORD. (One News Now)


Russell Roberts, on "Café Hayek," ran a very short item with this title, which instantly irritated me, with all the "Bush-hatred" out there. But it turns out, I agree with him. Bush has lost the right to criticize other governments for bringing "too much government" to their efforts to solve the financial crisis our own Democrats crafted. It was Bush, himself, who STARTED the "too much government" thing when he suggested "throwing $750 billion dollars at it," a figure the Democrats accepted (that scares me, right there) and "ran with." The amount now being "thrown at" the financial crisis in the U. S. is now over a TRILLION dollars. Now, as I predicted, more and more industries and businesses are "lining up" to prove that they're "the most needy," just as do individuals when it is announced that there is some money available, free. There is NO business that is "too big to fail." To "bail them out" after they made bad decisions is futile, and will only lead to more and more "bailouts." (Café Hayek)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

IS America "On Its Last Legs?"

We built the strongest and richest country in the world in less than 300 years by being strong and confident. But today we are being run by prissy liberals who want to move us as quickly as possible toward socialism, which will also move us toward Islam if we don't watch out. Columnist and author Mark Steyn says, "The future belongs to the fecund and the confident. And the Islamists are both, while the West -- wedded to a multiculturalism that undercuts its own confidence, a welfare state that nudges it toward sloth and self-indulgence, and a childlessness that consigns it to oblivion -- is looking ever more like the ruins of a civilization." The more we move toward a "welfare state," which tells us "the world owes us a living," the more we move toward oblivion. The "leeches" of society will have won. (Human Events)

Throw Grandma Out

Even though she OWNS the house. Lisa French has allowed her son and his children to return to after "bad times" befell them. But a city ordinance in Commerce City, Colorado (you know, the city that ALLOWED its "officials" to go on city-paid junkets to the South Seas) said, nix! She can't let her kids come back home. They're gonna have to "fend for themselves" or SHE is going to have to move out. Of course, if she wants to "pony up" some money to give them, it'll be okay. One problem. With all her new expenses connected to her family moving in, she doesn't have it. So it looks like the bureaucrats rule and SOMEBODY is going to have to be homeless because of it. And I thought city government wanted to LOWER the homeless numbers! Go figure. I LOVE that "pay us money and it's okay" thing. It's so bureaucrat! (Denver Channel 7)

Twisting His Words

Doonesbury once said, when caught in a lie in his strip, said, "I'm a cartoonist. I don't need to stick to the truth. He certainly hasn't in this strip, where he claims Newt Gingrich promoted "hate speech" by "instructing Republican candidates to 'smear' opponents with words like 'sick, disgrace, corrupt, cheat, decay, pathetic, radical, traitor, greed, anti-family,' and so on. There's only one trouble with that: he didn't say that. He just told them to stop using "weasel-words" when referring to their opponents, and use REAL words to describe them. Every word mentioned can aptly be applied to just about every Democrat candidate I know. He just told them to do what I do all the time. Use REAL words, not "weasel-words." The Democrats call that "hate speech." Can you remember the words DEMOCRATS use to describe their opponents? They're much worse. (Doonesbury)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Ignoring the Voters

The people wrote Congress in great numbers opposing the "bailout." So, lo and behold! Congress not only voted it in, they added "insult to injury" by adding another $150 billion in "pork" to the total. Now the figure is over a TRILLION dollars and they're talking about including the auto industry in their giveaways. They're "having a ball" giving away OUR money to gain more power. Expect the list of businesses to be included to increase exponentially as time goes by. If this isn't a good example of the government ignoring the will of the people, I don't know what is. The government ignores the "will of the people" on a regular basis, but they "spin it" so that people will not notice it. In this specific instance, they'll tell you the "will of the people" SUPPORTED the bailout. If you look a little deeper, you'll find out the truth. (Common Sense)

Don't Hurt the Crooks

In Worchester, England, the "authorities" are so afraid of the thieves, they won't allow householders to do ANYTHING that might hurt them. One man was told to take down a barbed wire fence because it might "hurt" a thief who stole his tools several times. He was advised to take his tools inside. Shortly thereafter the "authorities" told residents not to lock their doors for fear a crook might sue the council because he got hurt while robbing a resident. This is a bad trend, anywhere. If it catches on in Britain, it will no doubt migrate here, given the witless liberal politicians we have running things here. (Common Sense)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama's Many Promises

He's made so many I can't keep up with them, and I pay attention! The Investor's Business Daily has put together a PARTIAL list of his most often-repeated promises and it takes up THREE PAGES. To keep all these promises, as well as those not on this list, will take more money than there is in the WORLD! I've said this many times, but nobody's listening, apparently. They elected this radical socialist Chicago thug anyway. And he is planning on ruining this economy in his first day in office. I hope they're happy. (Investor's Business Daily)

One MoreVote

ONE MORE VOTE: And the Democrats have completed a TOTAL "takeover" of the American government. So they're "throwing your money" at the Georgia election for a Democrat Senator who has PROMISED to "rubber stamp" Obama's agenda, and the Minnesota election of a Democrat "crazy man" who used to be a comedian. has already airdropped $217,741 into Georgia's crucial Senate runoff. Barack Obama and need Georgia's Senate seat to seize complete control of government. And to thank them, their candidate Jim Martin has promised to rubber stamp Obama's far-left agenda...... Liberal activist Supreme Court justices, over $1 trillion in new spending, censorship of conservative talk radio and a crushing 25% cut to our military. (Just common sense)

GOP Loses Voter's Trust

Everybody is asking why McCain lost. Maybe it's because he REFUSED to ask important questions such as "are you a socialist?" (Obama "banned" a TV anchor for asking that very question) There were many "sensitive questions" he refused to ask, and stopped Sarah Palin from asking while she was the VP nominee. Now she's "free at last" and back in Alaska, she's setting up many interviews where she's saying things she was not allowed to say during the campaign. I don't know why the Republicans are "knuckling under" to the Democrats, but it is creating a "one-party" system in America--which can only lead to a socialist dictatorship, in spite of the Constitution, which Democrats think is a "fluid document" anyway, that can be changed at will (even though the Constitution itself tells you exactly how it can be changed--no other way). I sincerely hope Palin is a female Ronald Reagan who can bring this party back together and give it some spine. (One News Now)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chicago Thugs and Retreads to Run White House?

Rahm Emanuel is NObama's choice to be chief of staff in his White House. Emanuel is a fellow Chicago thug politician and is a "familiar face," having been on Democrat Bill Clinton's staff. Frankly, I expect to see many of the "old guard" being appointed to office in NObama's administration. He promised "change," but so far, all I see is the "same ol' same ol" that we've seen in every liberal Democrat administration for the last fifty years or so. It is said that loser John Kerry is angling to be Secretary of State, where he can mess up foreign policy (He won another Senate term, which shows how ignorant Massachusetts voters remain). John Podesta, who was Clinton's chief of staff, is now head of the transition team. The only "change" we'll see is an increase in the speed at which we approach a total socialist government with all of US (who work) "sharing" what we EARN with others, who don't. (Yahoo News/AP)

Right Out of "Atlas Shrugged"

In Ayn Rand's masterwork, "Atlas Shrugged," the "banker with a heart" Eugene Lawson lost lots of money by letting his "Community National Bank" make loans to people who could not pay them back. He lost his job when the bank failed and soon was hired by the government to run the "Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources." In the real world, Michael Alix headed the Risk Management department for Bear Stearns for two years until it failed, a victim of too many loans that could not be repaid. Now he is working for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York advising on bank supervision. Go figure! Thanks for the tip from Objectivist Paul Hseih. (ABC News)

Will Drilling Solve It?

The Democrats and other liberals are still saying that "drilling won't solve the problem." But right after Bush rescinded the Executive ban on drilling originally put in place by Democrats, the Congress, apparently moved by pressure, let their ban on drilling expire. Now the price of oil is back in the $60 buck range. Down from almost $150 a barrel. Almost back to where it was before this "spike" began. Remind me about how "drilling won't solve the problem," would you? Now that Obama has been elected by the gullible, they're soon going to reapply the ban and when they do, watch gas prices rise again. (Daily Grind)

Back in Business

Looks like we're back in business after a hard day finding the trouble and fixing it. The problem came from the new version of Firefox apparently eliminating a requirement for my blogging sites during uploading and installing it. We put them back. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sorry Again

Seems like everything happens at once. First my brother goes in the hospital, than all three of my main blogs (and no doubt others) have technical difficulties I think are caused by my own computer. None will load the section containing editing tools such as a link editor, bold and italic, etc. In Foxfire, it won't even allow direct posting, so I'm using Explorer. I CAN post directly as I'm doing now, and in some cases I can ADD my own HTML and cut and paste, adding my own HTML after pasting. I'm looking into finding the cause and will resume regular posting as soon as I can. All this began as soon as I downloaded the most recent Foxfire update, so that might have something to do with it. I'm looking.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Looking for Something to Tax

Liberals are always searching for something to tax, and New York Mayor Bloomberg (who wants another term in spite of term limits laws) is proposing from five to seven cents tax on every plastic bag you get at the grocery store. He sees the proliferation of plastic bags and wants to make money from it, as all liberals do. Yes, I know he's a Republican. But he's a "Republican in name only" (RINO) and WAS a Democrat until it became impossible for this millionaire to run as a Democrat. He "bought" the election, much like Obama did the national election and now wants to buy yet another term. He doesn't need the money (he probably has more money than New York City), but he likes the power, as do all liberals. I've seen the plastic bags that collect in my basement and wished I "had a nickle for each one in the city" but I'm not a politician so I can't "make it happen." (N Y Daily News