Saturday, January 31, 2009

NBC is at it again....

Here is a commercial banned by NBC that was to be played during the Super Bowl:

The video was too pro-life....

Friday, January 30, 2009

What Happened to the "Hope" in "Hope & Change?"

President Obama said Friday the deepening recession is a "continuing disaster"....

Buried in the article: "For all of 2008, the economy grew by just 1.3 percent." (emphasis mine)

I thought that a gain is a good thing!

At the end of the article: "The savings rate rose to 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter."

Again, for years we were told we did not save enough. Now, apparently, saving is a bad thing. While the lefties think we are probably doing it purpose, just to spite the new president. I think (and I've talked to A LOT of people) most people are hoarding their cash because they don't know what is coming next from this administration. They hear all the doom & gloom and even if they have not already lost their job now, they believe they soon will, so they have to save to prepare for what is coming.

I just spent a couple days at a trade show and I can tell you in talking to manufacturer's in the crowd, everyone is frozen in fear; them and their customers. No one wants to spend any money, because they know their taxes are going to increase, they know regulations are going to get more restrictive and that labor costs will start to increase.

Could Obama be doing this on purpose? Does he want there to be a crisis, so his HUGE government solutions will be passed even more easily? What do you think?

Individualism vs. Socialism

As the RNC votes for its next Chair, I have to wonder if we will get a leader who thinks like an individualist or a socialist.

I cut the following from a recent e-mail I sent in response to how conservatives should respond to the new far-left and how we should choose our leaders:

First, let be clear. You should all know my perspective. I do not come at this as a moderate. To be fair, that ship has sailed. Every time Republicans nominate a “moderate” (i.e., Bush 41, Dole, McCain) they lose. While Bush 43 was by no means a fiscal conservative, he was a conservative on social and security issues, with the result being that he at least won. I regret he did not once make an attempt to reign in government spending, but again, that is water under the bridge at this point.

The best argument for conservatism is to ask people to analyze how they live their own lives. By wide margins, regardless of people’s race, color, or creed Americans live their lives as conservatives. 90% are NOT gay. 90+% are NOT atheists. 96% are NOT behind on mortgage payments. Do you see what I mean? Even most people who say they are liberals, live their lives as conservatives. They just don’t realize it.

We MUST not break people into “groups” and try to codify them. We must speak to people’s innate desire for the idea of rugged American individualism, for that is what has made the USA great for so long. The government did not invent any of the greatest inventions of the past (and they will NOT create an alternative fuel to replace oil) individual Americans (or relatively small groups) created them. It is those ideals that get to people’s core beliefs.

While it may have become habit for people to look to the government for solutions, they all know in their heart of hearts it is not the American dream to have government involved in every aspect of their lives. It is to this core belief that conservatives (nor necessarily Republican or Democrats) must begin to appeal.

Let the leftists try to buy their votes with programs for everyone of their “groups”. We need to appeal to something larger; the idea of Americans as rugged individualists.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rush is Right...

As usual, Rush is looking at facts and, as usual, he is right. Cutting taxes would stimulate the economy far faster and deeper than BHO's "stimulus".

Not much to add here....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stimulas, Shimulas

Obama's win may be hollow, but it is an unfortunate loss for our country....

Liberals get to put every trimming of the last 40 years on their tree...

How they voted.... Not even the all the Democrats could swallow this hog.....

Customer Service at its best....

"We're losing customer's. Quick! Let's lower customer service!" ONLY the government could think of such a thing. Why not privatize it? UPS/FedEx/DHL has to be able to deliver mail better, cheaper. Eliminate the unions, get rid of the deadwood and watch the customer service improve and costs go down.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Where to Begin....

So the first story this morning is this: Obama's First Televised Interview with Arabic Network, in which he says, among other things, "that the Americans are not your enemy."

Fair enough. We are not their enemy. Buried in the article it explains how BHO is sending his new envoy to the region, former Sen. George J. Mitchell for a visit to Egypt on Tuesday then on to Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

But wait a minute.... Later, I stumble across this article, Mitchell’s Firm Worked for Dubai Ruler in Jockey Case where it describes the venerable George Mitchell as the "chairman of a law firm that was paid about $8 million representing Dubai’s ruler in connection with a child-trafficking lawsuit."

More interesting headlines: Clinton says world "exhaling" with Obama at top. That may be so, but Bill on the other hand is wondering what is going to happen to his income... Bill Clinton made millions from foreign sources

They're all Democrats, so they are above reproach. There can be no conflicts of interest, no quid pro quo, no bias.... I mean, if these people were Republican, they would be treated the same way, right?

Can Republicans be waking up?

Wow. I wonder where these Republicans have been for the past 6 election cycles as ACORN has gained strength. I don't know if the Democrats have awakened a sleeping giant, but it's nice to dream...

"The First Snub", but likely not the last...

What more can I say? The 'Chosen One' refused to attend The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball , a ball sponsored by the American Legion and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Craig Roberts, the American Legion's media relations manager, who confirmed that President Obama did not attend the ball, but sent Vice President Biden instead.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Person Who Can Stop Socialism

To me the person who can single handedly smooth the path to socialism in John McCain. He is, unfortunately, the de facto leader of the Republican Party. The Republican Party is currently our only hope to slow socialism down. John McCain is trying to ensure his legacy as a bipartisan problem solver and coalition builder.

He might be able to be swayed by public opinion, as was the case with immigration, if one is to believe that his mind was changed because of the groundswell of opposition to his proposed immigration bill – not for politically expedient reasons.

If we could get him to change his mind on the key issues and fight back against the policies of this administration he might get enough mainstream media coverage to have an affect on the greater public opinion.

What do you think? If not John Sidney McCain, then who currently in D.C. can do it?

Friday, January 23, 2009

How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers

What can I say... Robert Reich's blog reintterates what he said at a hearing on capital hill a few weeks ago. (See video here)

So which is the party of class warfare...?

What party is it that views people as groups...?

When will people wake up and realize what they just voted for...?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History is made...

I, as a Christian, believe God has chosen Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) to lead this nation at this point in history and, as such, I believe I am to submit to his authority. BHO is my president, just as he is the president of all Americans.

I would like to offer my prayer for this president:
Dear Lord,
Only through your Providence has our great nation been allowed to exist. You have been our protector and showed untold grace and mercy on us, even as we turn from you. Now, you have chosen our new leader. We ask that you protect him and his family. Provide him with the wisdom of Solomon, the courage of David, and the humility of Jesus. Provide for him wise counsel. Instill in his heart the burden of protecting the citizens of the United States of America. Allow him the ability to bridge the remaining racial divide and stir a renewed sense of personal responsibility in all Americans. Amen

Finally, many of us are political conservatives. Therefore, it is also my belief that I am called to support my views which are largely at odds with BHO's stated policies. So I will keep trying to prevent his policies, while at the same time praying for our nation to be healed by BHO’s presidency.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Post election / Pre inaguration Comments

Post Election
Well, the election is over. For you libs who think Sara did us in, allow me to set the record straight. The candidate the MSM picked for us, John Sidney McCain, was our problem, not Sara. She'll be back! You'll still hate her and we'll still see us in her, which is why we liked her to begin with.

Pre-inauguration Comments
AP-Obama (and the rest of the MSM) continues to insult the intelligence of most of us in fly over country. His nominees look like they were picked by Lorne Michaels for their comedic appeal than for substance. Let us review:

SOS: Hillary Clinton. 1) This time last year she was trying to frighten the American public by running ads saying BHO wasn't experienced enough to answer the phone at 3:00 am. Now she is going to be implementing his foreign policy. otay. 2) Her husband, remember him? Slick Willy has earned $100+ MILLION largely from foreign donations (largely from UAE, Yemen, SA, China), but she will be an "impartial" proponent of US foreign policy. Just pay your $2,000,000 at the door and Bill will use a black marker to put an "X" on your hand and tell you the magic words.

AG: Eric Holder. Helped Marc Rich (former FBI most wanted and fugitive from justice - see here) gain a pardon in the waning days of the Clintonian admin (maybe this should be in Hillary's too). Of course, there was no connection between his huge donation to the Clinton Presidential Museum & Massage Parlor.... Noooo... Now Eric says that mistake will make him a (get this) BETTER AG! I guess two wrong might make right....

Treasurer Chairman: Timothy Geithner, who if confirmed, would oversee the IRS, "forgot" to pay taxes for 6 years on income earned as a contractor. Oh, the best part... HE did his own taxes. Yeah, this is the ONLY guy in Washington who can save the financial system and he can't even do his own taxes! SNL should have fun with this... Oh, wait... No this isn't a Republican admin, so no joking about these folks!

CIA: Leon Panetta. "My position has consistently been that I believe the Agency is best-served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time." said Senator Feinstein, who will chair the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 111th Congress. Apparently, unless the messiah picks an inside the beltway bureaucrat like LP, who is most famous for being a Clinton lapdog. Let's see, he's against torture of any kind (that ought to go over big in the CIA) and he a budget hawk in an agency that has an endless budget. Yeah, this'll work.

Commerce: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson - withdrawn for a player to be named later. It seems crazy he was made to withdraw, given all the other choices (see above). I mean, what's a little selling government contracts for campaign contributions? In DC that is called being a "man of the people" - the ones who can pay, that is...

DHS: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. She is qualified to run the newly formed DHS because she was the Governor of a border state and US AG for said border state. Oh, and there has to be one gay person in a high ranking office, cause the messiah said so... (and BHO has to satisfy the GLBT community in order to win next time, even if it does put the US in inexperienced hands).

HHS Sec: Tom Daschle. Need I say more? This guy was a joke as a legislator, I can't wait to see him answering the questions now...

Transportation Sec: Ray LaHood has close ties to a power-broker indicted in the pay-to-play scandal that also led to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's recent arrest.

Need I go on...? I haven't even talked about all the sub-cabinet "Czars" he's appointed, many of which have opposing views of the cabinet heads they report to. This is gonna be fun to watch, but expensive to us tax payers (those of us who do still pay taxes).