Archive for July, 2011

Household economics

Posted by Troy on 28th July 2011 in Current Events, Political

Currently, the Democrats are complaining that the cuts the Republicans want are too drastic.  However, these “cuts” are really just decreases in government rate of growth.

How would you react if your spouse started off spending an extra hundred dollars more ever month?  In January, they overspent $100, in February, they overspent $200, and in March they overspent by $300.  You do the finances and realize that you are going deeper and deeper in debt.  You talk to them about this, and they tell you, “Don’t worry, I’ll only go over by $350 in April instead of $400.”  Would you be happy about this answer?  Of course not.  There is no way you can get out of debt unless your spouse agrees to actually cut spending and keep cutting spending until you’re not overspending by a single penny.

The current plans have no value.  It doesn’t matter if we raise the debt ceiling or if we default if they do not plan on actually cutting spending and dedicating themselves to further, deep cuts.

Long Live the Constitution!

Conspiracy theory

Posted by Troy on 27th July 2011 in Current Events, Political

I typically don’t go into for these, but when you look at Obama’s behavior in reference to a conspiracy theory:

Soros funds Obama.  Soros wants a world without borders and a single currency.  The only way to accomplish this is to destroy America, particularly the American dollar.  Obama racks up insane levels of debt and absolutely refuses to cut the budget at all, insisting on more debt.  If he gets more debt, we’re ruined.  If we don’t raise the debt, we’re ruined.  He can completely destroy the country, and all he has to do is nothing.  Wow.

I don’t really believe this.  I think he loves himself too much and demands that the rest of the world loves him too.  This probably stems from abandonment issues from his father.  Just a guess.

Hell, lets just default

Posted by Troy on 26th July 2011 in Current Events, Political

The current plan gives Obama a $1 trillion dollar blank check and lays out a $2 trillion dollar cut to be decided on later and taken over a ten year period.  Even if they bother to make the cuts at all, that just leaves us $9 trillion deeper in debt after 10 years!  To hell with it.  Lets just default now while there’s still a shot in hell of getting out of this mess.

Moody’s Downgrades America’s Debt

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

Everyone is worried that Moody’s will downgrade America’s debt if we do not raise the debt limit.  I would like to point out that this is ridiculous.  Imagine if you went in to get a loan and you already had three mortgages on your house.  The debt officer tells you that you that he can’t give you a loan because you’re becoming a bad credit risk.  Do you think that his opinion is going to improve because you come back and tell him you just got a new credit cards?

Moody’s downgrades based upon the entity’s ability to pay.  Right now, we have run-away spending, and Moody is beginning to doubt we can do that.  If they read you the entire report, Moody says that in order to not downgrade our debt, we would have to raise the debt ceiling AND put into place spending cuts and systematic reforms.  Lets see if we can get Cut, Cap, and Balance.

Long Live the Constitution!

George Washington for President

Posted by Troy on 25th July 2011 in Human Nature

Someone posed that we needed George Washington to arrive again and run for President to save this country.

That leads to a couple of questions.  The first is, would we accept George Washington for President?  Michael Moore and other Leftist seek to discredit the Founders, particularly George Washington who can be looked at as the North Star–constant and indispensable.  In order to completely tear down this country, one must tear down George Washington.  So, that leads the question, could we follow George Washington again?  I say, yes, we can.  George Washington had such a love and devotion to this country that I cannot help but think that we would fall under his spell and follow him.  To some degree, that is what made Reagan such a popular President.  When he spoke, you could tell that Reagan loved America.  It is infectious, and no one had a greater love for this country than George Washington.

That leads to the other question.  Would George Washington have us?  We give up our hard earned freedom with the Patriot Act.  We enact in socialism.  We argue about petty things.  We revel in the trivial.  Our lifestyles are probably abhorrant to someone from 1776.  So, would he take us?  I would like to think that he would look upon us with great sadness, but, like Jesus, believing we are worthy and capable of redemption.  I cannot help but think that his total love and devotion to this country would cause him to lead us again.

But these are fairy tales.  Unlike Britain and Romania and other cultures, we do not have a king that vowed to return again in our hour of need.  Truly, George Washington would never want us to believe that this is the case.  He would want us to know we are on our own and handle our problems ourselves.  We need to start taking care of ourselves on the world stage and in our personal lives as well.

Long Live the Constitution!

Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Posted by Troy on 23rd July 2011 in Current Events

I was shocked to see Miss Winehouse was dead.  27 is far too young for someone to die.  Sadly, this is another case of fame and fortune leading to an early death.  She was so talented, but she couldn’t handle it.  She got mixed up in drugs, it stole her talent, made her into a joke, and in the end, caused her death.  Poor girl.  I hope those who relished in her downfall feel guilty, but I know they don’t.

War Journal Progress

Posted by Troy on 23rd July 2011 in Writing

I’m about 65% through with the final edit.  After that, will need to do the formatting and such, and then will get it released.  Will have it available by the end of August.

X-Men First Class

Posted by Troy on 22nd July 2011 in Entertainment

I’ve always been a fan of Marvel comic characters over DC comiccharacters.  Unless things have changed since when I was a kid, DC comic characters were always too perfect and the villains were always one dimensional.  There was just no depth to them.  When Stan Lee was at Marvel, he had a tradition, he would take someone that should be a hero, and then give them just one flaw that makes them become a villain.  The heroes themselves are always flawed as well.  Usually, their character’s alter-egos (Peter Parker instead of Spider-man) were the more interesting characters.  I remember my sister used to read my Spider-man comics.  She would skip over the costumed parts and just read the parts that related to Peter Parker.  One Spider-man writer commented that he had trouble writing Spider-man until he realized that the story really was about Peter Parker who occasionally dressed up as Spider-man and fought crime.

This tradition is maintained in X-Men First Class.  The characters (for the most part) are complex and interesting.  There are several plot lines involved.  Some themes involved are “Which loyalties are strongest?  Family?  Nation?  Country?”, the contrast of Magneto’s vision over Shaw’s, form over substance, and how people are judged unfairly.  IN addition to these strong story-lines, great dialogue, wonderful acting, and excellent fight scenes, the story is just a wonderful way to spend two hours and eleven minutes.  I honestly had little inclination to see this movie, but I now consider it the strongest of all the X-Men franchise.

Debt Deal

Posted by Troy on 21st July 2011 in Current Events, Political

It’s rumored that the Republicans have made a deal.  As much as people are howling about it, it sounds like they may have secured significant cuts with only a few minor taxes (probably dropping the “corporate jet loophole”).  Howl if you want, but this was probably the best we could hope for, honestly.  There will not be any reforms with Democrats holding any part because Entitlements are needed to cultivate a “slave class” from which to derive their power.

Taxes to steal freedom – Taxes on Ammo

Posted by Troy on 20th July 2011 in Current Events

I have always said that we do not have to worry so much about gun bans.  What we need to worry about (at least initially) are exorbitant taxes on ammo.  And here we are!  One nice thing about it, it is easily reversible. 

This will be utterly ineffective on crime.  Do they think gangbangers buy 100 rounds and target practice to hone their skills?  They are shooting at under ten feet away, usually.  They don’t care about accuracy.  As long as they can afford a clip worth, they’re cool.  Also, don’t you think that bootleggers will just go to an ammo friendly state and sell the ammo for a profit in Baltimore?  This isn’t about crime.  It’s about control.

Long Live the Constitution!