Saturday, October 31, 2009

Scozzafava Out. Hoffman In

For 10 months, we have been treated to a series of obama power grabs and the media frenzy that comes with each. Then the tea-party movements started, and then the healthcare town halls. The town-halls have been silenced by inactivity, crowd packing, and media complacency. Every indications seems to suggest that nationalized healthcare is at the forefront of everyone's hopes during this economic down turn in the midst of 2 wars. Of course, this really isn't the case.
All polls indicate conservatism is on the rise. I'm not talking about RINO conservatism or that junk Bush tried to pass off for his 8 miserable years as a set-up man for Obama. As most informed people know, the first test of tea-party conservatism was under way in New York's 23rd district. A three way race was underway between a democrat(i won't even give him press), the epitome of a RINO Dede Scozzafava, and a conservative in name and action, Dan Hoffman. The old guard Republicans, like Newt Gingrich, told us we should support Dede Scozzafava. It didn't matter if the person would always side with the Democrats. Party loyaly was the most important thing. This is the line we have been fed for a long time as to why conservatives should support the republican. As a result, we got George Bush and the Republican majority of 2000-2006. This led to the type of voter apathy that got Obama elected.
Now, with Dede Scozzafava down double digits in the polls to both the conservative and democrat nominee, she has stepped down from the race, allowing Hoffman to bid for her voters. The result will likely be the election of our first Obama era conservative to congress. Hopefully, this trend will continue. A friend of mine advocates to vote out the incumbent. I don't think we would do poorly to do so in 2010.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Obama Offers Contrived Salute: A page Right Out of The Clinton Manual

I believe that some time last week, Barrak Obama received a phone call from former president Bill Clinton. "Listen, barry, can I call you barry, look, the people think you are weak and out of touch with the military. That you hold them in disdain. I had the same problem myself. I have an idea for you. You see, back in 1994, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France. Now, those Limbaugh types thought it was sad that on such a solemn day, our nation had a military hating President in the oval office. I got an idea. If I could get the help of the press to capture a contrived spontaneous moment, it would be great opportunity to show that I do hold the military in reverance. So, I took a walk along the beaches of Normandy. The idea was that I was supposed to be alone, with nobody watching. Nobody but the photographers that we tipped off. Suddenly, I would come across a pile of rocks, rocks that were put there the night before. Then, upon seeing the rocks, I made a makeshift cross on the beach to show just how moved I was. I don't know what was harder, drumming up the solemnity or having to make a cross. Barry, you need to have your D-day moment."
Obama took this advice to heart. Upon consulting his advisors, most of whom suggested that he hold a military parade of goose stepping acorn members along Pennsylvania Avenue, he decided to execute his own D-day plan. The plan, as photographed early this morning was to capture a solemn Obama saluting the fallen soldiers as their caskets are off loaded on Dover Air Force Base.
Do get me wrong. I'm quite certain that he does regret the loss. But I am quite certain it was done for a photo op.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Movie Monday: A Flash of Genius

Today I will be reviewing the movie “A Flash of Genius”. The movie is based on the true story of an inventor, Dr. Robert Kearns, and his battle against the big automotive companies for stealing his idea for intermittent wipers. As portrayed in the movie, Dr. Kearns was a family man with a wife and 6 children. He was a college professor teaching engineering. On the way home from church one day, he was struck with his “flash of genius” to pattern a wiper after the blink of a human eye. He then set about inventing and patenting the “blinking eye” wiper system. While in negotiations to manufacture the device for Ford, Ford suddenly broke off negotiations after they had received a working model from a reluctant Dr. Kearns. What follows is Dr. Kearns untiring pursuit of justice and recognition for the invention.
As a family man of soon to be 6 children myself, I see his pursuit as coming at too high of a price. He thought it was his duty to protect all inventors from being bullied by large firms. If he let Ford get away with it, there would be no stopping them. Dr. Kearns lost his wife, his job, and was temporarily institutionalized as a result of his efforts. He lost time with his children. He turned down many offers at settlement just for the court to say that Ford had done wrong. I think he allowed his pride to surpass justice in his endeavors. He even represented himself at his trial. It was his pride more than anything else that drove him. And so, in 1990, when he was 63 years old, he finally won his court battle with Ford and was awarded 10 million dollars. He would later go on to when an additional 18 million from Chrysler. So, when it was all said and done, what did he get? He got recognition and a pile of money that I doubt he was able to spend before he died in 2005. What he lost were his wife and years with his children, something his money and recognition will never be able to buy.

No H1N1 Vaccine for First Family

As of now, it still appears that none of the First Family have received the vaccine. Just as with all of the Presidents plans, this one also appears to be an unfullfilled promise. In a time of national emergency, wouldn't it stand to reason that Obama would get his family taken care of. Above all people, he should take care of himself as a matter of national security.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Obama Declares State Of Emergency: Martial Law Will Be Next

Back in April, I predicted that Obama would use the swine flu as an excuse to declare Martial Law. As with all of my predictions of Obama, it looks like this one too will come true. For 6 months, this administration has been shoving a disease that isn't as potent as seasonal flu down our throats. Basically, they have been creating the fear that is causing people to run to clinics when it hasn't been needed, so that the healthcare system can become "strained" as an excuse to declare an emergency. Declaring an Emergency is the first step in declaring martial law. When Obama does declare martial law, it will not be titled as such. He will have some very eloquent or soothing word to usher in his full blown dictatorship. While this emergency is declared, he is currently working on other fronts to fight his war by censoring media. As I stated back in April, the real focus of this disease is not about its lethality. Quite the contrary. The less lethal but communicable the better. It is about power. I predict also that once his power is in place, the only swine in existence will be Obama

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pay Czar Slashes Pay of Top Executives

I happen to think that the pay czar or any other federal official has total authority to slash the pay of any worker for any company that received a bailout. I think it is important that this happen, not becuase I believe there is justice served, but so that all companies will see what comes with receiving government money. I hope Obama doesn't just slash pay. I hope he takes their homes, cars, jewelry, jets, clothes, bikes... I hope they take it all and burn it or give it to Katrina victims. The only thing Obama is good at is showing a contrast between a fascist dictatorship and the free country we once were (sometime before Bush 1). So, don't go crying capitalism when the pay is cut for these guys because the second they took the money, they gave up the free market.

Pit bull Kills California Toddler

Pit bulls and life do not mix. If you are the owner of a pit bull, you must eliminate your beast by any means at your disposal. By default, all pit bulls are named murphy as murphy's law will apply to your dog. Most recently, a toddler was attacked and killed in california while under the quasi supervision of a baby sitter. Deaths like these rank up there with a child murder because the idea of a young child being killed by an animal is horrible. How many kids must die before people wake up and smell the blood on the mouths of these cursed beasts.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

happy belated birthday to Troy

The best brother in law in the world (don't tell clayson)

Missing Florida Girl Especially Hard on Family

The story of a child missing and then turning up dead is something that tears me up. I have young children, so it personalizes the story to me. The current story of a missing girl, which appears they may have found her body is upsetting also for the circumstances surrounding the survivors. First of all, the missing girl has a twin brother. Having twins, I understand the deep bond that exist from birth. I would hate for my boys to be apart from each other for any length of time, much less the rest of their lives. Second of all, the girls older sister will have to deal with a life of what-ifs. Could she have handled the dispute her sister was having in a way that wouldn't have caused her to walk ahead? Should she have stayed with her sister? My prayers go with her. I encourage you to do the same.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Obama Launches War on Fox News: The End of Free Speech is Near

I am beside myself with fear for what I see is really happening right before my eyes and what our future may hold. Recently, Several White House officials have began attacking the FOX news channel for what it calls its “opinionated” coverage of the Obama administration. For anyone that has ever watched any news coverage of the Bush administration, they would realize how ridiculous this claim is. We know by the admission of Anita Dunn that the Obama administration seeks to control its coverage in the media. The fact that they cannot control FOX’s coverage is the only real issue here. Be intellectually honest with yourself, why are you not hearing about the open communists in the Obama administration on CNN,NBC,ABC,CBS, or MSNBC. Why did they not cover the ACORN scandal? Why have they gone soft on Afghanistan and unemployment? Why do they appear to be complicit with Obama policies.
But here is where the story gets scary, according to fox, the white house is now engaged in a campaign to lobby the other news agencies to exclude FOX from the White House pool covering Obama. Re-read that sentence and see if its implications sink in. A sitting President of The United States of America, where the freedom of the press is guaranteed, is engaging in a blackout of a news agency, whose only crime is to be critical of the President. If you look at the news like the UN, this is even scarier. The other news agencies represent the third world and FOX is the United States. More than anything they want to see the Big one fail, so of course they will go along with Obama. The penalty for these news agencies for failure to comply is to also become black-listed.
This is the stuff of fiction, but it is true. Usually we only see this kind of behavior out of dictators like Hugo Chavez, but this our President whose duty it is to uphold the constitution.
I think the difference to me between this story and any other story regarding our nations march to fascism is the magnitude of its reach. My heart has genuinely broke for our nation and the nation I will leave to my children. What will it take to stop this insanity.
The White House also appeared to stand by its effort to urge other networks to isolate and alienate the channel. Gibbs said Tuesday that it's up to the White House Correspondents Association to decide whether Fox News should continue to be part of the White House pool which covers President Obama.
"I'm not going to delineate for the White House Correspondents Association how the pool is conducted. That's not my job," he said.

Talk Radio's Effect on the Blogosphere

About 3 months ago, I took a new position at work. My previous position involved lots of meetings and questions and very little time at my desk. My new position keeps me tied to my computer all day. As a result, the amount of talk radio that I listen to has increased by 100%. I used to only listen to talk radio in my car or a rare opportunity of continuous desk work. Now it is an overdose. The effect of this exposure to talk radio has been a decrease in the amount of blog posts I put out. At best, I put out one post a day. These posts reflected my views on the news of the day and the direction of the nation. I was oblivious to whether or not my views or topics were being covered by talk radio. Now, the wind has been taken out of my blogging sails. Anything that I would blog about is something I end up hearing already covered on talk radio. This has also highlighted a lack of diversity in subject matter. All I ever want to blog about is Socialism and Obama policies, which are often one and the same, but talk radio has the market cornered. If you are a loyal reader, please offer your suggestions for subjects to cover. Some of my special passions are, movies, history, science, childbirth, running, dave ramsey. Maybe that is enough. I could do Movie Monday, Childbirth Tuesday, Ramsey Wednesday, Running Thursday, Science and History Friday.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Most Divisive Phrase in America: The First __ to ___

The most divisive phrase currently used in American Culture is “the first (fill in gender/ethnicity) to (fill in accomplishment). Nothing declares differences more than for a person to declare themselves as the first gender/ethnicity to achieve something. This phrase works on so many levels I don’t even know if I can write about them all. For the person using the phrase, it calls out that they consider themselves different enough from others that the fact that they too have made an accomplishment that somebody already achieved should be applauded. The phase must be employed skillfully for the user or risk highlighting its futility. For example, if DNA has already been discovered, would a woman or ethnicity then also attempt to discover DNA, thus proclaiming themselves as the first (blank) to have discovered DNA. DNA is DNA and doesn’t need to be discovered multiple times. Instead, the phrase is used for things like sports or politics. To give out such honors says that for everything, there will be secondary accolades reserved for a woman or non-caucasian ethnicity. The message then is that it is realized that you are at a disadvantage based solely on your appearance or chromosomes, and will therefore have the opportunity to receive secondary first place honors. If I were the recipient of such an honor, I would ask that it be stricken from the records.
I happen to believe that, to borrow from an Obama praise song, “red and yellow, black and white, they are equal in his sight”, God did not intend on us to subdivide ourselves in such a way. We are created by God and have a variety of appearances to highlight his glory and diversity. I do not believe that God will have recognition for the first black man to be Saved, or the first Woman to have a prophetic gift, or the first Asian to come to heaven. If the phrase is so divisive, why would it be used and accepted. This phrase is used to propagate the race industry that is instrumental in the power of the left. The same people that scream racism are the first people to point out that a minority just accomplished something that had already been accomplished. My goal is to raise my children to see color as only something designed by God in the same way flowers have many colors. Ultimately, the phrase is tied to the dollars signs generated from an outdated race industry in America that pays the salaries of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and the ACLU. Sadly, while I may do my best to make my children color blind in love, the race industry will do its best to divide, a living tower of babel.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stimulus Package Saves Jobs

I would like to declare that as a result of my own stimulus package, I have saved well over 3,000,000 jobs in the month of October. I have purchased groceries from Costco, Walmart, and Aldi. I purchased a computer power cord from Provantage. I paid my mortgage. I have paid KCP&L and MGE for my electricity and Gas, I paid AT&T for my home phone and T-Mobile for my cell plan. I paid Time Warner Cable for my internet. I paid a storage company. I have made my monthly payments to Netflix and my community center. I have purchased gas, sodas, and hotdogs from Quicktrip. I have purchased meals from McDonald’s, Jose Peppers, Chipolte, Longboards, Little Ceasar’s, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, and Thai Place. I have paid for my car and home insurance. I have also paid taxes to the city, county, state and federal governments. Now, I realize that a “saved” job is not a real statistic that can be quantified, so I will say that without my money, each of these firms would have had to fire people. My 3 million jobs far exceeds the 30,000 jobs “saved” through the stimulus package. Now that I have saved all of these jobs, do I get to run these companies as Obama believes. Let’s get real here. What really saves jobs is real spending and not stimulus.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hollywood's Africa:The Fruit of the Welfare State

I just finished watching the movie, The Constant Gardener, in which a British diplomat’s wife is murdered while they are stationed in Kenya as she uncovers a pharmaceutical company’s use of AIDS patients as live guinea pigs to test a tuberculosis drug. He picks up where she left off, only to be murdered himself, but not before sending the critical evidence away that will reveal the involvement of government officials. The movie is set in both Kenya and the Sudan and displays a very grim reality that is faced by Africans. Movies like this, Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, Black Hawk Down, and the Last King of Scotland show a continent of death and no hope. These movies portray a continent in which you face three fates, death by starvation, death by disease, or death through war. An Africans life prior to this end is lived out in some sort of direct or indirect service to a white person as a diamond miner, aide worker, or in tourism. All of these vocations boil down to a kind of situational slavery. Your only other option is to join one of the lawless gangs of AK-47 wielding bandits that terrorize the other people. From Hollywood, Africa looks to be a hell on earth.
I’m not going to dispute that any of this may be the reality in Africa. I rarely hear reports to the contrary. I’m also not going to dispute the effect of European colonization on creating this climate of chaos in Africa. I will say that it is the welfare state that has been created by the west that facilitates this existence, (if one group of people, the woman and children, are recipients of aide, the other group of people, the men, spend their time stealing the aide instead of producing something) but that is not my point. My point is that if this really is the dominant reality, how can the population of Africa increase or maintain its level. It would stand to reason that if you starve, are shot, or die of disease, then your life expectancy is diminished. Somehow kids are born, grow up, and have kids themselves in ways that increase the population. I have a general curiosity on how the rest of non-hollywood Africa does it. What is their story. If this really is the reality in Africa, why would we not recognize that a continent on welfare is what keeps this going. Why would we also not recognize that a similar welfare state in our own country will produce similar results.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama Wins Nobel Prize: Bill Clinton Most Jealous Man in the World

Bill Clinton has just turned over in his grave of irrelevance. He so wanted to be loved and adored by the world and nothing says that more than a nobel prize. Clinton thought he had the perfect formula, diminish America’s global power. Unfortunately, he was missing the key ingredient, one that Jimmy Carter achieved. In order for an American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, an American President, current or former, must denounce Isreal. Obama did so in Cairo, Turkey, but now more importantly, in the UN. I believe that Obama could have launched a nuclear strike against Samoa and still won the Nobel Peace Prize so long as he denounced Israel and put distance between the US and our “former” ally. Of course, reading Chavez’ book and rubbing elbows with fellow dictators doesn’t hurt, the snubbing of Jews is what is more appealing to the Nobel group. Peace to the world does mean a weak America, but it also must be an America that doesn’t support Israel.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Will Obama take the H1N1 Vaccine?

The current buzz is over the Swine flu (h1n1) and its related vaccination. The government is pushing this vaccine as if it also contained a cure for cancer. There are PSA’s and countless news articles. In New York, they are requiring health employees to become vaccinated as “a term of their employment”. I saw an interview with one such worker opposed to the vaccination. She said that to get the vaccine, you must sign an informed consent. She doesn’t want to sign the document because she doesn’t agree. Doesn’t that just epitomize government. Require you to sign your “consent” while you really have no other choice. It is like in school when you are required to do volunteer work to graduate. It isn’t volunteering if it is mandatory. I think it is more like involuntary servitude. Unlike the healthcare worker, the child is required to attend school. They have no choice in the matter, but, like the vaccine, it is all for the good of the community.
If h1n1 poses such a big threat, I think that all key members of government should be vaccinated. They should all sit in a row on the white house lawn while cameras role. I’m talking about Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, and all cabinet members, especially Kathleen Sebelius. We might as well vaccinate William Ayers and David Axelrod since they run the shadow government. I happen to fall in the area of people that have an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, so I will be opting out. But if it were a possibility and it really was such an urgent risk, I would like to see our government vaccinated first.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Our Olympic Embarrassment: Obama's Gold Medal Failure

I certainly will not stand alone in my critique of our bid to bring the Olympics to Chicago, nor will my opinion be unique. I must, however, offer my thoughts on this most embarrassing misadventure of our President and the guilty pleasure I get from his failure. Like Rush Limbaugh, I hope to see Obama fail. Obama’s failure means that a fascist agenda of a megalomaniac does not get advanced. Right now, Obama is failing in every endeavor he has attempted, from TARP to healthcare, from Afghanistan to his Olympic bid. For opponents to Obama like myself, we have been saying that everything this man does is about him and him alone. It is about his attempt to become a dictator through increasing his power and promoting his image. He has increased his power through TARP, the take-over of the auto-industry and banking, and his attempt at environmental and healthcare policy. He has promoted his image, how be it unsuccessful, through countless television interviews and late-night show appearances, unprecedented addresses to Congress and school children, and now his failed bid for the Olympics. What we have seen in the last 45 days is a backlash against Obama and his inability to recognize the tide has turned against him, both foreign and domestic. I am happy to surf on the top of the tide of opposition. As a side note, as an example of why Obama failure is good for America, if Obama had succeeded in bringing the Olympics to Chicago, the result would be an expenditure in infrastructure that exceeds the possible income. Not to mention all the olympic venues that would sit to rot in the years after the Olympics.