Archive for October, 2011

Herman Cain smear job

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

You can tell they are worried about the guy now.

The Left has started trying to tear Cain apart with allegations of sexual harassment by anonymous sources.  I saw Cain defend these positions on Greta tonight, and I have to say I believe he is completely innocent.  His facial expressions, hand gestures, tone of voice, verbal cues, and eye motions all point toward him telling the truth.  So he is either telling the truth of is a pathological/accomplished liar.

The Right is also trying to tear Cain apart by saying that he isn’t political enough and that he’s the new “anti-Romney/establishment” flavor.  I don’t believe that people are flocking to Cain just because he isn’t Romney (although, I have yet to meet a Romney supporter to had any positive thing to say about Romney other than they think he can beat Obama).  I think most people are going to him because he is just that damn likable.  You can’t help but like the guy.  He’s so positive and upbeat and only has the best to say about America.  The radio host I was listening to was really pushing Romney as the key to beating Obama.  What is the point of the Right picking a candidate that will please the Left if that person does not please the Right?  It just sounds silly, doesn’t it?  A caller pointed out that Romney flip-flops on everything and that he takes whatever position will get him elected in any given election.  The host said, “How else would a politician pick a position?”  The caller had no response.  Here is the response:  “They should pick a position that they have arrived at in the crucible of their conscience.  They should pick the position that they are proud of.  The one that they will stand for.  Picking a position just to get elected makes you a liar.  It shows a weakness of character, and this weakness will created other weaknesses when pressure is applied.”

Raisin’ Cain in 2012!

Barack Kennedy

Posted by Troy on 29th October 2011 in Writing

Barack Kennedy is the antagonist in 2084.  He is the boss to George Washington.  He is actually my favorite character in the book.  He’s very likable.  Sometimes, the biggest villain is someone you otherwise would love to hang out with.  That’s what I was going for with Barack Kennedy.  I wanted a villain that that is actually a pretty good guy, but he is the villain because he is standing in the way of George’s freedom.

Muslim Students at the Catholic University of America

Posted by Troy on 28th October 2011 in Current Events

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/28/muslim-students-catholic-university_n_1064048.html

John F. Banzhaf III is claiming that the Catholic University of America has violated their Muslim students “Human Rights” (whatever status that has in a court of law anyway) by not giving them access to a room to pray in that is free of crosses and other items associated with Christianity.  My first response to this story is that we have a group of troublemakers that applied to the school just so they could turn around and sue them.  This is a standard policy for Leftists.  However, I was wrong.  Apparently the students don’t have a problem with it at all.  So that just means that John F. Banzhaf III is a moron.

The Catholic school is being nice and allowing people of other faiths to attend.  They don’t have to do this.  Even if they had to let the students attend (I won’t argue the first point).  The Catholic school is allowing the Muslims to pray.  The charge is that the students will feel uncomfortable praying in the presence of Christian symbols.  This is just moronic.  You have the right to dye your hair purple and paint your face green.  You have no right to expect people not to laugh at you.  No one is allowed to stop anyone from praying.  However, as a prayor, you have no right to demand people shut up or whatever while you pray.  It’d be nice if they did, but them talking does not violate your rights to prayer.

I wonder how this professor comes down on school prayer?  I have a feeling this is just an atheist attacking Christianity.  No more, no less.

The Neverending Story

Posted by Troy on 28th October 2011 in Entertainment

http://www.amazon.com/Neverending-Story-Noah-Hathaway/dp/B00005LKHZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319854461&sr=8-1

This movie is meant for kids, but I’m still going to put it up as a must see movie.  The last time I saw this movie, I was probably in fourth grade, but I still remember the plot line, and there are scenes that are etched in my memory, such as the rock eater talking about how he tried to hold on to his friends, but the nothing swept them away.  He looks down at his hands and says “They look like such strong hands.”  Man, that still gets to me.  This is classic story telling at its finest.  If you’ve never seen it, check it out.  If you’ve seen it, introduce it to a child you know.

Is the Occupy protesters the “Revolution?”

Posted by Troy on 27th October 2011 in Current Events

A friend of mine asked me this today.  My answer is, no.  No they are not.  There are plenty of ringleaders inside the movement that want them to be, but they are not.  The media wants them to be (see 2084 about how the Leftist infiltrated the news, entertainment, and education to erode our values and supplant their ideals), but they are not. 

1)  The longer it goes on, the less the media is able to hide the truth behind this movement.

2)  The majority of people do not believe what these people believe.  If they did, we would be in real trouble.

3)  Given facts one and two together, they will fail.  They will eventually turn to violence to push the point, and we still have our guns.  The Left has been foiled in that regard, and until the citizens are unarmed, they cannot be forced to do anything that is not to their liking.  You have to get rid of the guns first, then comes the mass graves.  Check out your history (Germany, Russia, China, etc).

Occupy Oakland

Posted by Troy on 26th October 2011 in Current Events

As I predicted, violence erupted. 

The protesters claim that they are being oppressed.  They are not.  They have no right to “occupy” public property after hours.  This would be akin to me breaking into the post office at night.  It’s illegal.  It is nice that at least one city is finally taking a stand.

Orlando Jones calls for the death of Sarah Palin

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

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/actor-orlando-jones-tweets-if-american-liberals-want-respect-kill-sarah-palin/

I wonder how funny ANYONE would find it if Rush Limbaugh made a joke about how the Tea Party should lynch Obama.  Of course, there’s always been a double standard.  Leftist entertainers can say whatever they want and duck behind “I was joking,” and no one says anything about it.

I do not get the absolute hate for Sarah Palin.  She isn’t in power!  Unless you’ve lived in Alaska, it is very doubtful she has done anything that has actually impacted your life.  However, people on the left absolutely hate her.  I don’t get it. 

In fairness, I absolutely hate Michael Moore, and he doesn’t have power, but I can list reasons why I hate him.  I think that he is a dishonest man that actively takes things out of time frame and out of reference to support his world view and convince stupid people of his Leftist propaganda.  Here’s the thing, the boy is an admitted socialist, but he’s rich.  I can never respect a well-to-do socialist.  If he were to give away all his riches and only keep what he needs to get by by living in government housing or, at the very least, a trailer (but that shouldn’t count as it is private ownership of land, which is a sin for those on the Left); then I could respect him.

Say what you will about Sarah, her viewpoints are consistent.  I can respect that.

The Electoral College

Posted by Troy on 24th October 2011 in Political, Uncategorized

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150245/Americans-Swap-Electoral-College-Popular-Vote.aspx

According to Gallup, over 60% of people want to abolish the Electoral College in favor for a straight popular vote for electing the President.  I believe this is a mistake and is a result of improper education.  The Electoral College system is confusing and appears pointless to many people, but there are reasons why the electoral system is so important: 

1)  A straight popular vote would give certain states undue influence over all others.

2)  If you’re conservative, you should hate the popular vote as the uninformed masses will be given greater control.  Previously close elections will now go directly to the mob mentality.

3)  States of different regions will be subjugated to the will of a minority of states with large populations.  The Northern states may favor radical enviornmentalism which will slaughter the Southern states’ agriculture (and other such examples).

I do think that a majority of Americans should elect the President.  However, I do not favor abolishing the electoral college.  Instead, I think that it should require the majority in both the electoral and popular votes to become President with a run off held if no one receives both of these majorities.  In the end, I would prefer the Electoral College system over the Popular Vote system if I was forced to choose.  Besides, it’s pretty rare that a President gives over 50% of the vote and still loses the electoral college.  Is this really a big deal?  It seems like much ado about nothing.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Sexual Revolution

Posted by Troy on 23rd October 2011 in Human Nature

Today, I want to talk about sex.

The Sixties started the sexual revolution.  The concept behind the sexual revolution is that the institution of marriage (and lack of birth control) leads to the subjugation of women and the stagnation of people through monogamy. 

This is a lie.  These people’s grand idea for the advancement of mankind is to move towards the behavior of alleycats.  How is this an improvement?  What aspiration could be higher aspiration could there be than to defeat these baser instincts and more towards a more sublime union?  To sacrifice pleasures of the flesh and look towards something greater than the momentary pleasure of sex?

I cannot say that I completely advocate celibacy.  Celibacy was much easier when people were married by age 16.  Now that we are waiting until the mid to late-twenties to get married, it is too much to expect that people will remain celebrate during this time.  What I would advocate is to not have sex with anyone you wouldn’t want to marry.  Bear in mind, pregnancies can result even with protection.  Even if pregnancies are of no concern, promiscuity can lead to STDs.  Once you have one, you will have to explain to the love of your life that you have an STD and hope they stay with you.  Is that really a conversation you want to have?

Defense Grid

Posted by Troy on 21st October 2011 in Entertainment

http://www.amazon.com/Defense-Grid-Pc/dp/B0028J34UO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319249042&sr=8-1

Usually, I review movies, music, and books.  Today, I want to switch that up and recommend a computer game.

Defense Grid is an incredible game.  It is highly addictive.  It requires a lot of thought and planning.  The premise is you must defend an energy source against alien invaders by placing and upgrading various tower types with different powers.  I am proud to say that I have all the achievements in this game and many of the high scores (although there is obviously a hacking problem as some of the scores are quite literally impossible).  My best ranked round left me at #15 on the leaderboard.

You can pick up this game for $15 or less on Amazon.  Trust me, you’ll get your money’s worth out of it.