Archive for May, 2011

e-Verify: Georgia’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

Posted by Troy on 31st May 2011 in Current Events, Political

Georgia’s anti-illegal immigration law has had an unintended side effect.  Illegal immigrants have run away.  e-Verify means that employers must check an employee’s social security number.  What this means is we do not have enough people to pick our crops.  Liberals have celebrated this because it proves their point that Americans don’t want to do these jobs.  Right now, Georgia has 9.9% unemployment.  I have a common sense solution.  Let’s get rid of unemployment benefits.  If we did that, then I would think that $7 and hour for picking fruit might not look so bad.  Starvation is always good motivation for people to see employment.  Problem solved.  Added benefits: Unemployment benefits decrease, income tax revenue (and sales tax revenues) increase, savings increase, foreclosures decrease, etc etc etc.

Debt Ceiling

Posted by Troy on 31st May 2011 in Current Events, Political

The President has called for a straight up and down vote for the debt ceiling.  The Republicans are calling his bluff and said that they would give it to him.  In other words, they have tallied the votes, and they have the votes to shoot it down.  I agree with the Republicans holding out for raising the debt ceiling in exchange for drastic cuts.  Obama has said that they need to vote for the debt ceiling and then they will deal with with cuts as a separate matter.  No married person alive would fall for that trick.  You never cast off your sole bargaining chip without securing a deal.

2084 – Kindle Version Has been Released

Posted by Troy on 31st May 2011 in Writing

The print version will be coming soon.  Those who have a Kindle or a reader that supports Kindle format can buy the digital version from Amazon.com for $.99.

http://www.amazon.com/2084-Search-Love-Faith-ebook/dp/B0053A6WB8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1306897472&sr=8-1

Foiled hijacking and the Flying Imams

Posted by Troy on 30th May 2011 in Current Events

As I predicted, any actual hijacking would be completely foiled because Americans would not sit on their hands anymore.  Anyone yelling “God is Great!” and rushing the cabin is royally up for an ass kicking.

That being said, there is a group, the Flying Imams, who act suspicious and yell, “God is Great!” trying to get people to tackle them, et cetera so that the CAIR lawyers can sue for profiling, discrimination.  Look, this isn’t covered.  This is akin to yelling “I’ll murder you.”  If someone shoots you, it’s your fault.  Freedom of speech is not absolute.  If you act in these ways, you deserve to get your ass kicked, whether you are a terrorist or just a jackass.  If you are sitting there reading a magazine and someone beats you up, then by all means sue. 

We cannot let our right to defend ourselves be legislated away on trumped up discrimination charges.

Long Live the Constitution!

In Defense of Jingoism

Posted by Troy on 29th May 2011 in Human Nature

Everyone talks bad about jingoism, but deep down, we secretly enjoy jingoists.  A jingoist is a chauvinistic person.  They’re the type of guy that says “I’ll save you!”  In fact, jingoists tend to be strong, confident, and just a little cool.  After all, when things are going bad, who do you want to see?  What do you want to hear?  Do you want to see a strapping man boldly declaring “I’ll save you!” or a meek guy saying, “If it’s alright with you, I shall attempt to assist you.  This is in no way saying that you are incapable of helping yourself and shouldn’t be taken as me saying that I am in no way better than you.”

2084 Progess Report

Posted by Troy on 28th May 2011 in Writing

Just got the cover to finish up.  Should have everything said and done by tomorrow night.

Soon I Will Be Invincible – Austin Grossman

Posted by Troy on 27th May 2011 in Entertainment

This was a very interesting look at the superhero genre from a different point of view.  It applies a scientific approach to it.  Also, the characters are wonderfully, horribly flawed.  There’s no real redeeming value to this book other than for entertainment, but as entertainment goes, it’s very good.  If you have any inclination to superhero movies, etc, give it a try.  It’s a fun read.

End of Days

Posted by Troy on 26th May 2011 in Human Nature

I’ve heard mumblings that the seals are being broken and that it’s the end of days.  People point to Obama as the anti-christ, the storms and earthquakes, the political and economic upheaval, and they say, “It’s the End of Days!”

Incompetent politicians come and go.  As Fascist as Obama is, Woodrow Wilson was more so.  We came back from that breach.  The Great Depression laughs at our pathetic recession.  World War II shakes its head in disbelief.  La Nina is hitting the coast.  I imagine strong storm years come and go, and there were probably worse years when no one was around to record them on video.  The entire world moves constantly, and earthquakes are merely symptoms we feel.

Maybe it’s the end of times, but I think we’d know it.  I don’t think there would be any doubt about the whole thing.  And if it is the end of times…what are you going to do about it?  Don’t worry about it.  Let God worry about the End of Days.  You worry about getting food on the table, dropping the kids off, and getting the grass mowed.  Someone’s gotta do it.

NY-26 Kathy Hochul Wins: Medicare, are our Seniors Adult Enough to Handle the Truth?

Posted by Troy on 25th May 2011 in Current Events, Political

NY-26 went to a Democrat.  The news organizations are trying to say that this is the GOP’s watershed moment–that the American people have spoken and loudly proclaimed “Hands off our benefits!”

We’re broke, people.  That’s pure and simple.  No matter how you cut it, we are going to have to cut something.  We can cut defense, but ask yourselves, would you rather have a pitiful retirement plan in the form of Social Security and Medicare, or the world’s most kick-ass army?  The only reason Europe can afford all these social programs is that we are the world’s police force.  If we convert our defense money into benefit money, who is going to protect us?

Things have to change.  That’s all there is to it.  This next election is a turning point.  We are at a fork in the road right now.  We can move towards a welfare state or a freedom state.  A friend remarked to me today how he hasn’t heard anyone use the expression “Hey, it’s a free country,” in years.  That’s because, deep down, we realize that we’re not nearly as free as we used to be.  We live in a world where sending a joke tweet about suicide bombers can land a 13 year old boy in an interrogation room with the Secret Service.  This next election will determine if we want to face the truth and own up to what needs to be done or if we want to believe the lies we’re told and hide our heads in the sand.  If Obama wins re-election and (GOD FORBID) the Democrats take both houses again, we are done.  Period.

You must read 2084.  Everything I wrote about is happening faster than I predicted.  I will get it out this weekend.

Long Live the Constitution of the United States of America!

Medicare and Social Security

Posted by Troy on 24th May 2011 in Current Events, Political

These need to be cut.  Get used to the fact.  Accept the fact, and lets move on.

All government programs, including Medicare and Social Security, should be needs tested.  Also, benefits should be cut for future recipients.  Finally, those who are about to enter the workforce should be advised to plan accordingly, and we should develop a new system for them.

Yes, we all paid into the Social Security scam, but it’s going away.  We can’t afford it.  It has been just another tax since the 1970s.  It hasn’t been a locked box since 1960s.  It’s going way.  Get used to it.