Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Speculators (#$%&#@!&%^) errrrr....oh wait a minute....Gas is How Much?

Remember this last summer, we were not just sweating because of the heat, but because we were looking at the prospect of filling our tanks with $4.20 gas. Back in June of this year I wrote about the god awful speculators, those capitalist pigs that were driving the price of oil through the roof, everyone wanted to go out and hang them. It was these faceless, evil Wall Street minions that were making it hard for schools boards to bus their students to school, making fixed income folks choose, "will it be high fiber...or high octane" and making parents choose between food for baby or gas for the car to get to work. Sons-a-b*tches!

But wait, I just bought gas for my car for $149.9 a gallon today. What the.....wait a minute....how did that happen. Could it be that because of the slow down in the economy, here and world wide that gas consumption has decreased? Could it be that because of the high prices we started to produce more oil? Could it be that, like this article states, we are driving less because the prices just made it to costly to go on long trips? The answer is "YES" to all of it, and it's called the free market. And those god awful speculators we all hated, well they saw what was happening and they did what speculators do....they speculated that we will be driving less, that we will travel less because of the price of oil. And with the slow down, to a crawl, of the economy, they "speculated" that we will use even less oil. Oil today is again under $40 bucks a barrel, Can I get an "AMEN"! And it's all because of those faceless, Wall Street types, those speculators we all hated, or at least the folks that forgot about the free market system hated, that are driving down the prices for the simple reason that they see less quantity demand in the future. It's what they do, and should we go up and say thank you to them, NO!, because it's business.

And speaking of business, do we all still hate the oil companies now, or has that mania wained a bit as well. They are making much less per gallon sold now, but the Government is still making the same revenue per gallon, about $0.18 per. Their income as gone down a little because we're buying less, but they are still making the same per gallon. So let's keep this in mind as we see profits for "BIG OIL" start to fall to norms, where they were before, and know that the next administration will more than likely raise taxes on oil and all form of energy as soon as they can. With that said, it looks like the "Sunday Drive" might come back as one of the most cost effective forms of entertainment we will have for a while. Now go fill up, drive around and warm up the planet a little, it's look'n like a cold winter this year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hide the Kitchen Knives from Capm, Here's some more good news

A swarm of earthquakes in Yellowstone. Why should I be the least bit alarmed by this? Only for this reason, Yellowstone is the biggest Volcano in the 'effing world, that's all! If it blows, from Yellowstone to the Mississippi will be under 3 to 30 feet of volcanic ash, crushing the US economy, and the worlds, then plunging us into a 2 to 20 year deep freeze. And it all starts with a cluster of earthquakes in the park.

Look at it this way; look at your computer on your desk, and picture that as all the ash belched out by Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines back in 1991. That good sized eruption dropped world wide temps 1 to 2 degrees for 2 years. Now you say, SO!?, not so bad. If you're like me, you have your computer on a desk, and if not, imagine the average sized desk, 3o" tall by 60" long by 30" deep. Look at the desk, look at the computer, the desk is a Yellowstone eruption. Oh, by the way, my computer is a lap-top.

See this article for more info on how big and how devastating this could be. Don't go screaming form your house just yet, but let this keep nibbling at the back of you mind for a while, and you'll start looking like the capm's pic next to this entry. Happy New Year.

update: And it continues, more today 12/31/08 from 37 on the map above to 227 on this map....Honey, have you seen the garden hose around, I think I'll go in the garage and sit in car a while....

Final Update: 01/09/2009 Okay, all to do about nothing, at least that's what the US government states. This happens, the 900 quakes, about every 20 years or so. So, NO WORRIES! I feel so much better now, I mean they must use computer modes to predict such things...right? So what what in the world could be the matter with that.....I'm sure all the "Scientists" are all in agreement and there is no need to talk about it any more......Honey, have you seen that old straight razor we use to have, I'd like to see just how sharp that blade is......

Why Israel Should Keep Fighting and Why We Need to Support Them

This is not in Israel, but in Afghanistan, and it shows the mentality and barbarism of the Islamist foes. In this video, a Taliban car bomber kills 14 children just going to school. Kids like yours and mine, walking to school on a beautiful day, then evil drives by. These kids are Muslim as well, so when we here that it's because of the US's support of Israel or that the Palestinian territories are being occupied, and that's why they do what they do, know this; these kids aren't Jewish, aren't Americans, aren't going to Temple or Church, they aren't on their way to an anti-Taliban rally, they are on their way to school. When in comes to the evil brought on by any terrorist in the name of Islam, they just don't give a rip who they kill. So the only way to deal with them, is to kill them, and I mean kill them all.

And the first place this attitude needs to take hold it in the Muslim community. These crazies have hijacked their religion, creating a hatred and fear around the world of anyone practicing or even looking like they are practicing Islam. They need to take back the reputation and the heritage of their religion and culture or it will end. It will end because something will happen, and that will trigger something truly awful, something I fear will be the end to much of the world as we know it. A US city nuked, a European city's population biologically destroyed could spell the end of what we know as the Islamic culture and more than half of the Muslim population. Please know that this is nothing that I want to happen, it is what I fear will happen if the people of Islam do not take on the evil in their own home.

We, the west, will not be able to stop Islamic radicals from doing what they do, we can kill 100's, 1,000's even hundreds of thousands of terrorists and we will not stop it. It will only stop when the Muslims in this world take back their name, and eliminate the evil from within. I fear that this point has possibly past by, but I hope that there is still time. As of right now, Egypt, our undercover alie in the war, is firing on Palestinians trying to flee Gaza. The Egyptian F/M stated that Hamas has declared war on them as well. This could be a start, showing Hamas that it has no where to hide.

The people of Islam must see that their survival is in stopping the attacks on the west and on their own people, and taking back what is supposed to be a religion of peace. As a Christian, if I see evil in my house I will stand up and oppose it. Jews are the same, within Israel, free people raise their voices and oppose what Israel sometimes does. No one should die because of what they say, even when it's evil or reprehensible.

The repair of the Muslim house will be costly, in lives and in treasure. And this must be supported by the west, as it has done in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Supporting Muslim countries and people that want to live in peace with the rest of the world should be the goal of the next 50 years by the US and the rest of the west. Condemning Israel for striking Hamas at the heart will not help this cause. Europe will pay for their support of Israel's foes. When they keep appeasing the radicals just to have peace, they will soon fine that they will have none. I fear the event that will cause what I have written about here will come within the next 4 years. It will be so horrific that reprisals will start against the Muslim communities and that will just escalate to what will be the end. And we, the US, will be dragged in, again, to western Europe to fight for the freedom of the world. I can only hope that this will not take place, and I pray that it will not.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Soldier's Choice.....A Soldier's Christmas....All is Secure

My favorite Christmas poem, delivered with a voice that touches your heart. The images, of soldiers at peace, resting, sleeping....dreaming? We wish them, this Christmas Season, the hope that the gift of the Christ Child brings. We hope that you are safe, that you are at peace and we hope that you know that you are loved. God bless you, your mates, your families, and God bless the greatest nation on earth, because it is... In God We Trust.

Thanks to Theo Sparks and Guidons blogs for sharing this.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Do you feel the love Pres. Bush?

Thanks to Gateway Pundit for finding this inspiring video of Pres. Bush's send off from the troops he ultimately commands. You see and hear the true pride of the troops in their leader.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ahhh...the Warm, Steamy South. Global Warming Heads to Dixie

Don't you just love coming down to the warm south for the winter, I mean with all this Global Warming, it's just going to get hotter, right? These pics from N.O. are priceless, catching snow flakes on your touge, on Canal Street! Just click on this link to see more of the wintery wonderland that is the "Big Icy" instead of the Big Easy.

This just brings home what I and so many others have been saying, what a flaming bag of dog squeeze is the nonsense of global warming. And now in Poland, the UN says that they have concrete proof of "Global Climate Change". Well no Sh*t Sherlocks, it changes all the time, and now we're cooling off a bit.

Go (here) and read about the 650 plus real scientists that have come out of the IPCC closet, risking their futures, to denounce what the UN has been touting. 52 "scientists" were responsible for the original IPCC report, gleaning what they wanted from the 2,500 scientists Mr. Gore says are all that there must be, because there is no more discussion needed, or wanted, on the subject. So now we have 650 Scientists, real PhDs in physics, geology, meteorology and other pertinent fields, saying this is a hoax, and CO2, even increases of 3 times as much as we're putting out now, will do nothing to increase global temps. They say, look up and then look down and you'll find the real reasons for any temp changes, the sun and the oceans.

So now that gas is nearing decade low prices, jump in that SUV, start up that snow machine, climb aboard that 747 and burn baby burn some carbon, we need to warm this place back up.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Different Christmas Poem...

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

'What are you doing?' I asked without fear,
'Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!'
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light,
Then he sighed and he said 'Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.' '
It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,'
Then he sighed, 'That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers.'
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.'

' So go back inside,' he said, 'harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right.'
'But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
'Give you money,' I asked, 'or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son.'

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
'Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.'

Thanks to Theo Spark ( http://www.theospark.net/ ) for this great and heart felt poem.

Friday, December 5, 2008

2008 Bike Build, going for 600 Bikes this Year!

Merry Christmas everyone. Please watch the following video to see last years Bikes & Trikes for Tikes, Inc. Bike Build and also see how you can be a part of it this year. Forward this link to your friends and make this a very Merry Christmas for a child you don't know.

Clicking on this link will allow you to view the show in a larger format and provides more information; including a map to the build location, more photos and a panoramic view of all 500 bikes that were built last year.

The majority of the bikes will go to "Toys for Tots" run by USMC. But this year we will be holding some back to make sure that kids in our area, and in yours, are able to get a bike for Christmas. If you know of a family or a child that is in need and lives in the South Orlando area please call or email their information or just contact me so we can make it happen.

Your support is needed this year, things are tight and we need your help. Make this your company's office party, instead of getting that "white elephant" again this year. Knowing that you made a child have that same feeling you had on that Christmas morning you walked out and saw a new bike under the tree for you, it will make this Christmas even more special.

Bikes & Trikes for Tikes, Inc. is 501c3 corporation and 100% of all donations go to buy bikes. High School kids are welcome (or any age) and may receive community service hours. Lunch will be provided, but you may bring your special "pot luck" dish if you'd like to share.

Thank you for your time and effort in spreading the word about this wonderful effort of your neighbors and friends, making a difference for a child this Christmas. God Bless and Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are you smarter than the Elected Class?

Please go to this site: http://americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx and take this quiz. Some questions should be very easy, and some are some what difficult. I am proud to say that I scored an 87.7%, so see if you can beat me. Please let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me your results. A scary thought though, the average score is 49% for the general public, but elected folks averaged 5% lower at 44%. That may explain quite a bit of what's been going on lately.

An "Amazing Grace"

Not my usual post, but this means a lot to me and my family. This is one of the better versions of this classic that I have heard. Please enjoy and know this grace is yours the first hour you believe.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Time To Give Thanks for Our Most Precious Gift

The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's, but he has never collected unemployment either.
He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer. He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to march.
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low. He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job. He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.
He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed. He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away ' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.
In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful. Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great- grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding. Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood. And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls us to do so. As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot. . A short lull, a little shade and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.
Prayer wheel for our military... please don't break it Please send this on after a short prayer. Prayer Wheel:

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."

When you receive this, please stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our ground troops in Afghanistan, sailors on ships, and airmen in the air, and for those in Iraq . There is nothing attached...

This can be very powerful...
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine,
or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
I can't break this one, sorry. Pass it on to everyone and pray.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Obama got Elected!

If you wonder why Obama was elected, just watch this and see what Obama voters were paying attention too. And then at the end see why they knew what they knew. I know if you're reading this you have a thirst for points of view that differ from the everyday media, so we wonder why so much of the public voted the way they did. This just confirms our thoughts on how the rest of the electorate found out their information. With the media in Obama's pocket, just wait, this will look like a Harvard Debate Final compared to what will come if we don't find our voices and shout out to these folks, "Wake Up and Pay Attention".

Visit www.howobamagotelected.com for more stats on how miss-informed and truly ignorant the voters are today.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Is this what we should expect in an Obamanation?

Black Panthers, one with a club, standing outside a poling place. I fear for this country!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Responding to the Cool-Aid drinkers

My response to a recent email I received.

Here's what was sent to me:

This guy never fails to come up with another view point at least worthy of reading, if nothing else. I will take all rebuffs in stride as I always do. I do not proclaim to agree or disagree, I am only passing on another persons point of view. Joe

Here's an interesting read I came across....

It has become knowledge to me after doing a little research but there is another candidate associated with terrorism other than Barack Obama being linked to domestic terrorism. It all starts in the 1980's during the republican Ronald Reagan/George H W Bush era. In the 1980's the then Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan. The United States and the Republicans had decided to help the Afghan rebels fight off the Soviet Invasion by supplying them with weapons and money. One of the leaders of the rebels was of course, you guessed it, Osama Bin Ladin himself. The United States of America and the Republicans helped and was associated with terrorism. Not hard to believe once you understand that George H W Bush was also once head of the CIA. Bill Clinton in the 1990's was offered the 'head of Bin Ladin' but the Republicans refused to let that happen. Now in the new century Bin Ladin set into motion an attack on the United States on 9-11. Instead of going after Bin Ladin, we went after Sadam in Iraq. For what? For his father not completing the gulf war of course so this was a golden opportunity to go after someone who wasn't part of it and finish what George H W Bush should have done. Meanwhile for the last several years we were still promised the capture of Bin Ladin. You know, the one who the Republicans helped. Just a speculation but what if after all this we find out that the Republicans along with the CIA are still connected to Bin Ladin . Bin Ladin supplies us with information on terrorist cells that we go after and break up so that he can still stay free and alive. It's typical and even criminals do this during a plea bargain. They walk if they give valuable information. Republicans have a bad habit of making alliances with countries who want to harm us. Richard Nixon went to China, a communist country, and now look at us. We borrow money from them and are in debt to them by billions of dollars. Nixon opening up China to America has destroyed the values of our working lives and made our economy weaken to cheap labor and product. Meanwhile we are not allowed to go to Cuba thanks to a Democrat named John F Kennedy. He stood strong against Cuba and the Soviet Union. We haven't had a strong president stand strong against it's aggressors since he was in office. Just one failed presidency after another and more countries hating us due to bad foreign policy. I'm not saying who you should vote for but keep this in mind. We have failed has a nation and the presidency has failed us as well as the government. I do not feel any safer now than 8 years ago.

Kinda makes you think a little bit that it's true. We helped Bin Ladin. We made him into what he is. Remember this too. Dwight D Eisenhower and Ulysses S. Grant both 2 term republicans never served as a politician until becoming a president. Combined they actually have less experience than Obama has now. Scary and just in time for Halloween...Obama with little experience or McCain with republican ties to Bin Ladin.

Either way, the economy will be bad next year regardless of who's in office. It will be 4 years of McCain blaming the Democrats for a bad economy or 4 years of Obama being blamed by republicans saying see I told you so. Not enough experience. Either way it will be getting worse. Pick who lies the best. Who would you buy a car from.

My response:

I did read it, and I've heard this before. I agree that the US getting in bed with OBL was not the best of choices, but he hadn't done anything against us at that time. Reagan did order this, but he had a Dem. House and Senate, and they approved of it as well. We were fighting the "Cold War" at the time and helping the rebel fighters in Afghanistan was a major part of winning that war. At the time, OBL was not a threat to us or any western country.

There are a few blatant falsehoods in this opinion, namely that when Clinton was offered OBL's head the Republicans refused to let that happen? That's just not the way it happened. He had opportunities in Somalia, and Afghanistan, three different times, to either take him out or have him arrested after he was responsible for the first WTC bombing. He did not go along with it. But if George H.W. Bush would have been in there he would have taken the opportunity to take him out. Instead, we got the USS Cole, and two embassies bombed. And what did Clinton do, after he was finishing up in the little closet off the Oval Office, he sent cruse missiles to destroy some factories at night, and, with the help of his dundering Sec. of State, Madelyn Albright, telegraphed his strike in Afghanistan on some empty terrorist camps.

Then there is the fact that we didn't finish the first Iraq war. We did what the UN mandated, kicked Saddam out of Kuwait and rendered him and his army mute. If we would have gone in and occupied Baghdad we would have lost any credibility we had in the region, and would have gone against the UN's mandate. H.W. Bush did what he could to make Saddam piss his paints, but he wouldn't go against what the Congress authorized and what the UN stated. I won't argue the reasons for going into Iraq the second time, all-be-it to say that every intelligence agency in the world thought the same as we did. But we did go into Afghanistan first and put the Taliban and al-Qaida on the run. OBL may well be alive, but we are now striking the mountains in Pakistan and for all we know the man is dead. The whole, "informant" scenario is crap!

Going back to Nixon in China is lame, not worth commenting on.

The love affair with Kennedy has always struck me as odd, especially for the far left libs. If Kennedy was alive today and took the same positions as he did then, he wouldn't have anything to do with today's Democratic party. He cut taxes to grow revenue, he built up the military and pushed for the expansion of our influence around the world through benign means like the Peace Corp., but also through very covert means in the USSR and in Asia. He started us up in Vietnam. But he also bungled the "Bay of Pigs" operation which caused us to lose face in the western hemisphere and let communism take a foot-hold in central and south America. He was inspirational, but as an affective president, he was rather weak. It would have been much different if he would have lived, which I sure wish he would have. But we may have not made to the moon until we were in high school if he hadn't been assassinated. It brought the country together like no living president could have.

Finally, the reference to Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ulysses S. Grant. This guy thinks that because they didn't have much experience in "politics" that should let us have confidence in "the one"? These two generals did have something that BHO has none of, and that leadership creds. They both lead some of the most important military battles in the life of this great nation. Grant finally took the fight to the south and won the bloodiest war this county had and has ever seen, when it comes to American lives lost. And Eisenhower led the battle plan that ended the war in Europe, and was instrumental in the Marshal plan that rebuilt Europe after WWII. Comparing these men and their "lack" of political experience is a joke, or at least is should be.

These men accomplished great things, like saving this country and saving the world. What in the world has Obama done, not one thing worth a hoot.
http://capmsblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/not-one-piece-of-major-legislation.html He's never lead anything of substance. He's never bucked up against his own party to make changes. He's just gone along for the ride, using anyone, and I mean anyone, to get ahead. When we helped the Afghani rebels fight the USSR, OBL was not our enemy, he hadn't done a thing against this country. Now, we hunt him and I would shoot him on the spot if I had the chance. But, again, he had done nothing to the US when we worked with him. On the other hand, a person that was responsible for bombing this country, the Capital, the Pentagon and the NYPD headquarters, was made a political ally of Mr. Obama. After knowing what this man did, no matter if he was 8 years old at the time, he should have denounced him as an enemy of the US, which he is still, and refused to associate himself with such a dirt bag. But what does he do, he saw an opportunity to advance in the slimy politics of Chicago and jumped in with both feet. He honored this man, Bill Ayres, with sitting on boards with him, starting his political career in this man's living room, and endorsing his books. He calls him, 'just someone that lives in my neighborhood", or as just an English teacher. I say, look at your friends and I'll show you your future, God help us if these kind of friends are around Obama, because what does that mean for our future.

This is a very scary Halloween indeed, with the fact of an Obamanation looming over our heads, a man without one accomplishment of weight, a man that has thrown everyone he knew under a bus after he got the nomination of his party, including his dying grandmother, and someone that wants to implement policies that will undercut the country and our economy much like the Dem icon, FDR did after a similar economic period in the past, I'd say "be afraid, be very afraid!" FDR's alphabet soup prolonged the "Great Depression" of the 30's until WWII brought us out. The rest of the world got out of it with in 3 years. We don't need another FDR, we need a leader, not someone that says things great, but someone that says and does great things. Obama is not a leader, he is not "the one" that will make this country great again. This country is great, and no president, or any government will make us great. WE THE PEOPLE will make this country great. As long as we believe in what our founding fathers set forth, a country of the people, by the people and for the people, we will be what they foresaw, a land where the inalienable rights that God provides us, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of our dreams can take place, and where the government will not get in our way of these rights.

More "Big Brother" from the Obamanation

Why is it that he thinks that he knows best, and the rest of us are too stupid to think for ourselves. Why is it the job of government to change our behavior, the market does that just fine. But using his logic, taxing something and making the price higher will drive down the use or consumption of that thing, why then or why does he want to tax the hell out of our incomes. Increasing taxes on capital gains and incomes will do two things, drive down the desire to trade stocks and sell things that might make profits and for many people, it will kill their desire to work that extra effort because more of that effort will go to fund more of the Obamanation B.S.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Judge rules Ohio homeless voters may list park benches as addresses


Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:32 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that counties must allow homeless voters to list park benches and other locations that aren't buildings as their addresses.
U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus ( a Clinton appointment) also ruled that provisional ballots can't be invalidated because of poll worker errors.
Monday's ruling resolved the final two pieces of a settlement between the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.
The coalition agreed to drop a constitutional challenge to Ohio's voter identification law until after the Nov. 4 election. In return, Brunner and the coalition agreed on procedures to verify provisional ballots across all Ohio counties.
The coalition was concerned that unequal treatment of provisional ballots would disenfranchise some voters.
Again, what kind of judges do you want? Clinton was considered moderate compared to Obama, and this was a judge that he appointed. What in God's name will Obama judges do with our basic, patriotic values. Be afraid..... be very afraid.

But I Earned an "A"! Spreading the Wealth around at School

An email to a friend:

I heard a great way to explain this to kids yesterday on the radio.

A caller to Michael Medved explained "spreading the wealth around" to his high school daughter this way;

You work hard in your English class, making great grades, doing extra credit work to make sure you have an "A" average at the end of the grading period.

Then you get your report card and see that you got a "B" in your English class. You storm up to the teacher and ask how this could happen? She tells you that you did earn an "A" in the class, but there are other kids that were going to get "Ds" and "Fs" so in the spirit of "spreading the wealth around" she decided to give one of your letter-grades to someone that didn't earn a passing grade so they could pass. She was worried they would feel bad getting an "F".

Needless to say, the daughter thought this was very unfair and got angry even though it was just an example her dad put out there.

I figure, if there was one way to divide a country, it would be to take something away from one group of folks that earned it and give that something to some other folks that didn't earn it. Besides blatant racism, I can think of no other worse thing a country could do.
In response to:

Subject: Redistribution Plan may take a while

Yesterday on my way to lunch with my husband, I passed one of the homeless guys in that area, with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." Once in the restaurant, my waiter had on a "Obama 08" tee shirt. When the bill came, I decided not to tip the waiter and explained to him while he had given me exceptional service, that his tee shirt made me feel he obviously believes in Senator Obama's plan to redistribute the wealth. I told him I was going to redistribute his tip to someone that I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. He stood there in disbelief and angrily stormed away. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $3 and told him to thank the waiter inside, as I had decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy looked at me in disbelief but seemed grateful. As I got in my car, I realized this rather unscientific redistribution experiment had left the homeless guy quite happy for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn. Well, I guess this redistribution of wealth is going to take a while to catch on, especially with those doing the work. But, hey, I'll keep trying to do my part.

Monday, October 27, 2008

What Government "MUST" Do for You?

Listening to this gives me chills. Not just about the "Redistribution of Wealth" factor, but his view on the courts and what kind of Federal Judges he will appoint. With his obvious contempt for the US Constitution, judges that have his view will rip apart the tenants that hold this country together.

  • Private property - This is the foundation of Capitalism. Without Private Property Rights the people have no real power over the government. Seeing the softness currently in the courts and local governmental powers, it's hard not to think that this would only get worse with Obama appointees ruling over our private property.

  • Family Laws - With gay rights advocates promoting same-sex marriage and special rights for same sex couples, the courts Obama would provide would certainly force this one down our throats.

  • The ease of changing the courts - With a filibuster proof Senate, Obama will have no trouble putting radical, left-wing, write'n-laws-from-the-bench style judges in power over the Federal Courts. Harry Reid will do all he can to move them along and quell any decent in his own ranks, if there is any. Just think, would you want Reid, Pelosi and Biden as an appellate court concerning your private property? NOT ME!

Knowing the little we know about Obama, it seems that anyone with respect for the US Constitution and the true spirit of our Founding Fathers would have to at least give pause before pulling the lever for him. Everything that has made this country great he seems to be against. Capitalism, faith in society, respect for life, respect for private property, these are the "mistakes" he's talking about that we are still tied to.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The 5 "Cs" of Credit

From the Obama08 website:

"Obama's plan will cut taxes overall, reducing revenues to below the levels that prevailed under
Ronald Reagan (less than 18.2 percent of GDP).iii The Obama tax plan is a net tax cut – his tax relief for middle class families is larger than the revenue raised by his tax changes for families over $250,000.
Coupled with his commitment to cut unnecessary spending, Obama will pay for this tax relief while bringing down the budget deficit."

How does he propose to lower taxes to this level, by just putting it on the back of the "rich" and cutting spending and finding "efficiencies". He proposes new spending, up to $1 trillion, and says that he will not bring in as much, hence shrinking government? When was the last time you saw a politician, let alone a Democrat, lower spending and shrink government? Never that's when.

He promises all this BS with no track record of ever doing any of it. He does have a track record of voting for higher taxes, and against tax cuts.

I'm in the business of making loans to folks. There are 5 things I look at when I underwrite a loan. The 5 "Cs" of credit. I will apply them to Senator Obama:

  • Collateral - what is the asset that backs up the promise to repay. How does this apply to Sen. Obama? It is our country's assets, it's wealth, private property and our lives. It's great collateral for the right customer, lets see if he is;

      • Credit - looking at someones past provides a very good predictor of future behaviour. So what has Obama done in the past that would make me feel he would keep his word. Not a damn thing! Like I said before, he has always supported tax increases, and voted against tax cuts. He also has a very thin credit report, with very little to hang a decision on;

      • Capital - does he have the capital to invest in these programs? Sure, just print more, that's what we're doing now, and he voted for that and his programs and ideas laid out on his website show he wants to spend more than any president, ever!

      • Capacity - Cash flow is what this is talking about, and again, his own plan states that he will cut more taxes for the lower 95% of tax payers than he will increases taxes on the "rich". So with that in mind, he fails this "C". It sounds like the guy that comes to his wife and says, "honey, I know I spent $2,500 for this flat screen TV, but is was on sale and I saved $500 bucks."

      • Character - This is the one that, today with all of the impersonal contact lenders have, we use the least. But in this case we can see the character of Mr. Obama by looking at his friends. A good saying I go by is, "look at your friends and I'll show you your future." So looking at Mr. Obama's friends should tell us quite a bit about him. Bill Ayers, Rev. Write, ACORN, the list goes on and on. This tells me all I need to know about his view on America. And it tells me that his view is not mine or that of hardly anyone else I respect. Looking at how he speaks to different groups, telling them what he thinks they want to hear, reminds me of another Democrat that was shy on the "truthyness" factor. Former Pres. Clinton told everyone that he would cut taxes on the working class, and then, the first thing he did in office was pass the biggest tax increase in history. As the conservatives have always said, Character matters.

      • My decision on Mr. Obama.......Request Denied!

      Tuesday, October 14, 2008

      Another "Obamanation" Supporter

      In his article, THE O JESSE KNOWS
      Amir Taheri fills us in on what our favorite Reverend has been up to. Of course Jesse didn't want to have the American press around when he said what he did, so, he went where all good socialist go when they want to bash the U.S., France! Here are just a few choice words from Mr. Jackson:

      "The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where "decades of putting Israel's interests first" would end."

      "Jackson warns that he isn't an Obama confidant or adviser, "just a supporter." But he adds that Obama has been "a neighbor or, better still, a member of the family." Jackson's son has been a close friend of Obama for years, and Jackson's daughter went to school with Obama's wife Michelle. "

      Humm, that's comforting!

      "We helped him start his career," says Jackson. "And then we were always there to help him move ahead. He is the continuation of our struggle for justice not only for the black people but also for all those who have been wronged."

      This does explain a lot.

      "Jackson rejects any suggestion that Obama was influenced by Marxist ideas in his youth. "I see no evidence of that," he says. "Obama's thirst for justice and equality is rooted in his black culture."

      Black Liberation Theology = Marxist Theology

      "Is Jackson worried about the "Bradley effect" - that people may be telling pollsters they favor the black candidate, but won't end up voting for him?
      "I don't think this is how things will turn out," he says. "We have a collapsing economy and a war that we have lost in Iraq. In Afghanistan, we face a resurgent Taliban. New threats are looming in Pakistan. Our liberties have been trampled under feet . . . Today, most Americans want change, and know that only Barack can deliver what they want. Young Americans are especially determined to make sure that Obama wins."

      "...and a war that we have lost in Iraq." I guess Jesse's been in France a little too long, he must have missed the last 12 months news on Iraq about the surge, Oh wait, that's right, there was no news, according to our "Johnny on the spot" news reporters here in the states everything still sucks!

      and finally,

      "Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims," Jackson says. "Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith."

      And talking with them is going to do that you say, err....How do you reason with someone that wants to kill you, and doesn't care if they die in the process?

      For someone that wishes he had Obama's err...Acorns...in a specimen jar, he sure seems to like the man. Funny how he has to go to France to proclaim his friendship.

      Monday, October 13, 2008

      Who is Racist?

      As Obama says that "they" are going to try to scare you saying 'he doesn't look like all those presidents on the dollar bills' and that "they" will tell you he has a funny name, or "they" will say 'he's black', No where, no where at all has this been said by McCain or Palin in their campaign. Some knuckle-heads in the audience may have said some dumb ass remarks but even McCain has come out and said Obama is a good man with different views.

      Again, as I have said here in earlier posts, Obama is in this race for one reason and one only. Because he is a black man. One with a limited record that any one else would have looked at and, with any amount of humility, would have turned down his party's advances to run for the president of the United States.

      The only people that are bringing up his race is his party and people in it that have used that tactic to browbeat any opposition in the past with the "racist" tag to shut them up. One of the best places to see the use of this tactic is Obama's old stomping grounds, ACORN. This was used by them to extort banks into making loans to folks that should have never gotten them. It was used by people in his own party to try to stifle former
      U.S. VP candidate Ms. Ferraro from stating just what I am saying. And the most recent use, Rep. John Lewis comparing the McCain campaign to Gov. George Wallace back in the 60's.

      So Who's racist? America is almost evenly divided on Mr. Obama, with Gallup showing that 6% of voters have a problem with his race but 9% see it as a reason to vote for him. And the other 85% not giving a bat crap about his race. But when you go to the black voting block, 95% say they will vote for Obama. Again I ask, who is racist?

      As always, I invite your comments and questions to any of what I have said here or in the past. I look forward to hearing from you.

      10/17/2008, Charles Krauthammer's article also stating how Obama's campaign has been so good at race bating and calling out racism, even though there has been none. I'm glad to see that I'm ahead of the game.

      Saturday, October 11, 2008

      A New America, The Obamanation!

      Here's what we'll get:

      • Free Health Care

      • Guaranteed Jobs

      • Confiscate inherited wealth

      • Spend vast sums on public education

      • Purge the church from public policy

      • Promote pagan spirituality

      • Insert the authority of the state into every nook & cranny of daily life

      • Declare war on smoking

      • Support abortion and euthanasia and gun control

      • Foment a loathing of the free market system

      • Provide generous pensions for the elderly

      • Maintain strict quota systems at universities

      • Promote campus speech codes

      • Insist on only organic farming

      • Promote vegetarianism

      • Give rights to animals

      If all of this sounds a bit familiar, well maybe it should. Do these guys ring a bell?

      Please read this book, Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism" and see that Obama is walking us down that same road. You can here it in his words, see it in his associates and feel it in the mania that is surrounding him.

      ACORN will help form Obama's Presidential Agenda!

      After hearing all that ACORN has done, and is still doing to undermine the integrity of the election for president and any other election and their involvement in the mortgage crisis, siding with these folks is another sign that Obama's judgement is extremely poor and that he should not be allowed to be president. After reading the preceding postings, you can see that aliening himself with these radical groups shows his true intentions, a left-wing, socialist agenda of redistribution of wealth and government ownership of more and more of the wealth building industries in this country.

      We're already going down this path with the current administration, and this will only give an Obama administration a pass to take this country down the socialist path at break-neck speed. Starting where we are now, with the banking industry, then the health care industry and then moving on to his favorite punching bag, the oil industry, then the auto industry, defence industry, and so on.

      If anyone can't see this now then they have been at the Obama Kool-Aid bowl for far too long and will never see it. And I fear that that blue Kool-Aid has been, with the help of the lame-stream media, poured out over the vast majority of the voters, as seen in the poling data these last few weeks. How people think this man will take us down the road to a better country is beyond me. But, as George Carlin said, "When fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be in jack-boots. It will be Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts. "

      Need a shirt anyone?

      Wednesday, October 8, 2008

      Planting the Seeds of Disaster

      In his article, Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Institute, shows the link between the ACORN, Obama and the Democrats working together to spark the flame of the mortgage crisis, then fan it in to an inferno that has cost this country hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars over the past year. Here are some excerpts, but I encourage you to click on the link and read the article, it is clear and concise on how this all got started and who is to blame:

      "‘You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.” So began an April 1995 article in the Chicago Sun-Times that went on to direct prospective home-buyers fitting this profile to a group of far-left “community organizers” called ACORN, for assistance. In retrospect, of course, encouraging customers like this to buy homes seems little short of madness."

      "At the time, however, that 1995 Chicago newspaper article represented something of a triumph for Barack Obama. That same year, as a director at Chicago’s Woods Fund, Obama was successfully pushing for a major expansion of assistance to ACORN, and sending still more money ACORN’s way from his post as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Through both funding and personal-leadership training, Obama supported ACORN. And ACORN, far more than we’ve recognized up to now, had a major role in precipitating the subprime crisis."

      "Critics of the notion that CRA had a major impact on the subprime crisis ask how a law passed in 1977 could have caused a crisis in 2008? The answer has a lot to do with ACORN — and the critical years of 1990-1995. While the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act did call on banks to increase lending in poor and minority neighborhoods, its exact requirements were vague, and therefore open to a good deal of regulatory interpretation. Banks merger or expansion plans were rarely held up under CRA until the late 1980s, when ACORN perfected its technique of filing CRA complaints in tandem with the sort of intimidation tactics perfected by that original “community organizer” (and Obama idol), Saul Alinsky."

      "The Tribune went on to explain that House Democrat Henry Gonzales had announced that Fannie and Freddie had agreed to commit $3.5 billion to low-income housing in 1992 and 1993, in addition to a just-announced $10 billion “affordable housing loan program” by Fannie Mae. The article emphasizes ACORN pressure and notes that Fannie and Freddie had been fighting against the plan as recently as a week before agreement was reached. Fannie and Freddie gave in only to stave off even more restrictive legislation floated by congressional Democrats."

      "At this point, both ACORN and the Clinton administration were working together to impose large numerical targets or “set asides” (really a sort of poor and minority loan quota system) on Fannie and Freddie. ACORN called for at least half of Fannie and Freddie loans to go to low-income customers. At first the Clinton administration offered a set-aside of 30 percent. But eventually ACORN got what it wanted. In early 1994, the Clinton administration floated plans for committing $1 trillion in loans to low- and moderate-income home-buyers, which would amount to about half of Fannie Mae’s business by the end of the decade."

      I could quote all day from this article but just go and read it, it's worth your time.

      Tuesday, September 30, 2008

      The "ACORN" doesn't fall far from the tree!

      In her article, "ACORN, Obama, and the Mortgage Mess",
      Mona Charen shows Obama's connections with this organization and how it contributed to the collapse of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some highlights:

      "ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a busy hive of left-wing agitation and "direct action" that claims chapters in 50 cities and 100,000 dues-paying members. ACORN is where Sixties leftovers who couldn't get tenure at universities wound up."

      " In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all of the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the "worst case of election fraud in our state's history."

      "ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly touted "affirmative action" lending and pressured banks to make subprime loans. "

      "Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of "dragging banks kicking and screaming" into dubious loans."

      "ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff -- the very people who would later descend on Chicago's banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was not just sympathetic -- he was an ACORN fellow traveler. "

      Now even though the provision that provided for 20% of the return on the assets the government would buy and then sell in the "bail-out" would go to ACORN and other "community organizing group" was taken out of the bail-out plan, isn't it amazing how it got in there in the first place. The organization that had so much to do with the problems we now face was going to get 20% of the return from the sale of those assets later after the markets turned, wow, the man-berries of some people! For more on the connections take a look at this video and, again, make sure everyone you know sees this.