Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Suddenly a man knocks on his window.The driver rolls down his window and asks, "Whathappened, what's the hold Up?"
"Terrorists have kidnapped Barack Obama, HillaryClinton, Oprah Winfrey, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, RosieO'Donnell, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They areasking for a $10 Million ransom.. Otherwise, they are goingto douse them with gasoline and set them on fire.
We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."
The driver asks, "On average, how much is everyone giving?"
"About a gallon."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus. Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two. We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back? Why? We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not. We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why? We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why? We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose? Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so. And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.) Mr.. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change...radical change. Why? I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again. And that is only the beginning. I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker.. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission. And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them. As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me. Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both.. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray I am wrong. But, I do not think I am.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I really do not care if you are a moderate. Stand with me! So far to the right you fell off the edge? Stand with me. What is so hard to grasp about the concept of united we stand, divided we fall? We as Republicans need to come together. We do not need to agree with each other on every single issue. All we need to agree on are the basic tenets that make us Republicans. A need for strong national defense, personal responsibility, fiscal conservatism, and small government. All of the other issues should be secondary and are certainly no reason for the division of the party. We are making our party easy pickings for the democrats and I ask all of you why??
Even here in the sleepy little corrupt Luzerne County there is a faction of the party that wants to break the party apart for no reason that I can discern. We have formed the GOP Club of Luzerne County (no, you don't need to be a resident to be a member). This club was formed to be the foundation that our county party is rebuilt upon. We face a nearly 2-1 voter registration deficit but don't have the resources to fight that. We want to offer more candidates for office and be able to properly support them but again we need the manpower and resources to do so. We have already taken steps to help our candidates run. When we move into our new headquarters we will have a phone bank that they can use as well as volunteers from the club to help them. That all sounds great to me but guess what. THERE IS A SMALL BUT DETERMINED GROUP THAT CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS BUT ARE ACTUALLY AGAINST MAKING THE PARTY STRONGER!!! They actively tell people not to help. I want one of them to tell me why.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The government is the most inefficient group to run a business that exists. These are the same bureaucrats that pay $18,000 for a hammer and $14,000 for a toilet seat and they think they can run the healthcare industry?? How the hell much is an aspirin going to be in a hospital when they get their grubby little hands on them??
If socialized medicine were so good, why do the people from countries that have it come here for their care? That is of course the people that can afford to come here. The sad reality that this President won't tell you is that this liberal dream will slam the middle class right square in the ass. The rich will still be able to get any care they need. The poor will get incredibly poor care and so will the middle. And will cost dramatically more than it does now (like everything the government does). Where is the advantage to this plan? The only advantage is that the democrats are once again trying to buy poor people's votes.
You are probably asking yourselves where is the media coverage of this. The even sadder reality is that ABC News is going to run a prime time special from the White House called Prescription for America. It has been discovered that ABC will not allow any negative comments about the Obama plan to be aired. I ask you, is that journalism? Is that really what you want from what is supposed to be a respected news program? I say it is not. I say we should all boycott ABC and any company that advertises on it.
Has Obama really achieved that level of dictatorial power in just 6 months? It appears so and we should all be very afraid!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
The reality is that this plan has been an unmitigated failure and is in fact making things dramatically worse. I'd love to know what metric this administration is using to measure their success. The only success they have had is further destruction of the American Dream. If that is their metric, then yes, they are succeeding. Otherwise, how can any sane person think our situation is getting better?
The only good side of the magnitude of Obama's failure is that his "supporters" (you know the ones I mean, the hard core koolaid drinkers that thought he walked on water) have not only gotten a lot quieter, they are actually starting to see that the change they hoped for and the change they got are two vastly different things. Just this past Saturday, I actually heard a group of them talking about the massive increase in soft taxes and who was going to be hit the hardest by it. Shocked is too mild of a word to describe my reaction. Think chin hanging down to the floor and speechless. Maybe there is hope and they will see that the old democratic bullshit about being the party for the working man is just that, bullshit!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Mr. President, you have now made GM stand for Government Motors making all taxpayers shareholders. You know what genius? There is a farking reason I don't buy stock in bankrupt companies. Care to guess that reason? Because they're farking bankrupt!!! You know better than most why GM went bankrupt but rather than let them take the necessary steps to return to a profitable position you paid back the UAW. Of course I understand why you did. They bought and paid for you. Why don't you ask the UAW just one question? "Why is it that Honda, Toyota, BMW, etc hourly employees average more than a dollar per hour than union auto workers but those companies cost of labor is nearly $30 per hour less than the union shops? Do you think that may have a bearing on their ability to be profitable, jackass?
Mr. President, you have proposed that we get into the health insurance business as well. Never mind the fact that we just don't have the money for it. Never mind that even though your administration is doubling and tripling soft taxes to scrounge for money. (this won't work for you by the way as sooner rather than later those that will be hit hardest by it will finally see the truth behind the bullshit that your party is the one that cares about them). What are we going to call this new venture? Blue Government? Government Cross? Not that it matters because if you manage to get this passed, and I think you will, it will be just one more nail in America's coffin.
Mr. President if your goal was to bring America to our knees, I'd say you're more than half way there. Please stop.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Here is a little test that will help you decide
You are walking down a deserted street with your wife and two smallchildren. Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes aroundthe corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities,praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.
You are carrying a Glock cal. 40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?
Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!
Does the man look poor or oppressed?
Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack us like this?
Could we run away?
What does my wife think? What about the kids?
Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
What does the law say about this situation?
Does the Glock have an appropriate safety catch built into it?
Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind o fmessage does this send to society and to my children?
Is it possible he'd be happy with killing just me?
Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
Should I call 9-1-1 ?Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day, and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.This is all so confusing! I need to discuss withsome friends over a latte and try to come to a consensus.
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Click.... (sounds of reloading)
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?"
Son: "You got him, Pop! Can I shoot the next one?"
Wife: "You are NOT taking that to the taxidermist!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It sure seems down right foolish to me. Why sell your soul for such a pittance when you're already making over $150,000 per year? That truly is beyond me.
My sincere hope is that at the end of the day, Judge Toole fully cooperates with the Feds and tells them all about the juvie center scam. Particularly about whether anybody got paid for signing a lease for $58,000,000 for a facility the county could've owned for $9,000,000. Me thinks a couple of the other people involved, that have already been pinched, have already sung like songbirds and the feds just want a little more ammo.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The only thing that will come of this is that we will further alienate our party from the fastest growing demographic in the country. At a time when we need to start doing what the dems have been doing for 30 years, this is the worst possible thing we can do.
Sorry ditto heads, but Rush Limbaugh could not possibly be more wrong about this. The reality is that Rush is an entertainer and is very good at his job. His job is to entertain us not to be the compass that we follow. At the end of the day, all he really cares about is his job. If you think what happens to the party is his primary concern, you are clueless.
The sad reality is the dems have been marketing to young voters ever since Rock the Vote. They have actively recruited them. They have fed them the message so often and in such large doses that you have to be a fat, old, wealthy, white man to be a Republican that they take it as fact rather than the pure bullshit that notion is. How many times have we all heard a democrat say "The democratic party is for the working man, Republicans only care about the rich"? I have heard many from our party counter that with something along the lines of " That's crap". The problem is, some of us just leave it at that rather than pointing out some basic facts that may at least put some doubt in that persons mind if not even get them thinking. My message here is to ask you to be positive, be excited, and be honest with them. Sure, you'll meet some hammer heads that are so brainwashed that their party could tell them it's night time at noon and they'd believe it but stay positive. If they are that far gone just agree to disagree with them and walk away.
As a party, we need to ask ourselves a few basic questions about the direction we need to go to make our country better. Those of us that are like moths to the flame and just can't resist getting into fights we can't win are doing more harm to the party than they can imagine. I'll ask about a couple of those fights and ask your opinions.
1. The fight we have made out of the abortion issue: Personally, I find abortion to be an affront to god at best and murder at worst. But has that changed the law of the land? NO. Abortion will never be illegal in America again regardless of how many lunatics go and kill Doctors that are just doing their job. Again, those of us that are that rabidly fanatical chase people away from our party when we need to grow more than ever. I say why night pick the parts of this fight we can win and fight them with the gloves off. Does anybody think if live birth abortion was constantly brought to their attention that the masses would still think it's an acceptable practice?? hell no. Do you think if the masses learned that the only surgical procedure a minor can have was an abortion and that we hammered that on TV that they'd find it acceptable? Again, hell no. Do we do those things? No! Our message seems to be "Let's alienate women voters because we don't want them any way" I ask you, how has that worked out for us???????
2.The fight we have made over homosexual rights: We have waged this war as long as I can remember. We seem incapable of learning from this. There are more gays living openly in our society than ever and there will be more every year. Is it possible that those that started this fight are wrong and they are actually born wired differently than heterosexuals? I'd say so. I say we should lead the fight to ensure equal rights for teh gheys (as they say on the internets.) and I mean the same exact rights as the rest of us have without exception!!!!!! I guess that might make me a bad Republican in some of your eyes but again, all we have done with this fight is push more people away from our party.
Flame away, I've got an asbestos suit!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
For Steve Corbett and everbody else that is crying about the woman that pulled a knife on cops and got shot and killed for it. There is a reason cops are more worried about people that are willing to attack them; If you'll attack a cop, the average unarmed John Q. Public is a dead s.o.b.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Facts are stupid things.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
I know in my heart that man is good.That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.
No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
People don't start wars, governments do.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.