Archive for September, 2012

Romney’s Tone

Posted by Troy on 12th September 2012 in Current Events, Political

The media is getting onto Romney for condemning the embassy for their whimpy announcement.  Quote:  ”We don’t like your tone, boy.”  Oooooh.  I don’t care if the announcement was made before the embassy was stormed.  It was an inappropriate announcement.  We are the United States of America.  We stand for Freedom of Speech, even if its bad speech.  I’ve seen the trailer for the anti-Muslim movie.  It really reminds me of a lot of movies lampooning Christianity, and yet, Christians don’t go around killing people.   What that announcement really said is, “Please don’t hurt us.  We’re sorry our freedom of speech offended you.  We’ll be quiet.  Just don’t hurt us.”  It’s weak and pathetic.  I would have rather every single person in that embassy died than to have released such a statement.  I am reminded of a History Channel show about Wake Island.  It was the first time the US Marines ever surrendered.   At the end of the show, the survivors stood around on the beach saying how glad they were to be alive, and one said, “We should have died on that island.”  There was uncomfortable silence.  The embassy is an extension of the government.  They put people in charge of the embassy.  What happens there is at the feet of the administration.  I hope Romney sticks to his guns.

Long Live the Constitution!

Nicki Minaj to vote Obama

Posted by Troy on 11th September 2012 in Current Events

Oh my God!  Who could have ever guessed?  If you didn’t know, she suggested in a song that she was a Republican voting for Romney.  Obama doubted that, and she confirmed that saying that the “smart ones” always get creative sarcasm.  Yes, and the dumb ones always vote Obama.  ha ha.  Of course, I was sadden by this.  Voting Romney would have made her much more interesting.  A black, female rapper voting for Romney!  That’s as interesting as a KKK member voting for Obama!  Oh well.  I like interesting people.  Too bad.

We mustn’t offend the Muslims

Posted by Troy on 11th September 2012 in Current Events

Oh, Heaven forbid!  We mustn’t offend the Muslims.  Egyptians stormed the US embassy and tore up our flag.  Why?  Because someone has decided to make an anti-Mohammed movie.  How did we respond?  We issued the following statement:

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Wow!  That’s really standing our ground isn’t it?  This reminds me so much of when the political cartoon of Mohammed walking around with a bomb in his turban made Muslims so mad they started suicide bombing places–obviously not understanding the concept of irony.  When they did that, Bush issued a statement saying that it was irresponsible of the cartoonist to draw that cartoon.  My God!  We are the United States of America.  We are supposed to stand up for the Freedom of Speech, but I guess it’s only the Freedom of Speech as long as it doesn’t offend a Muslim.  We mustn’t offend a Muslim!  Oh, Heavens no!  I wonder if the US government will demand The Book of Mormon return their awards.  They made fun of Mormons, but I guess Romney is a Mormon, and Mormons aren’t Muslims, so I guess it’s cool.  Right?

Here’s how we should have handled the storming of the embassy.  ”Praise A-” BLAM!  ”Great Sa-” BLAM!

Storming a US Embassy is an act of war.  That is US soil.  We should immediately cut all aid to Egypt and let them deal with the consequences for their actions.  If we are concerned about the well-being of our diplomats, we should bring them all home so we don’t have another Iran hostage crisis.

So much for the Arab Spring, huh?

Long Live the Constitution!

Obama spikes in popularity

Posted by Troy on 10th September 2012 in Political

In a week, Obama’s popularity jumps.  Why is that?  Now he is right at 50% approval.  How?  What is he promising exactly?  He is promising the exact same stuff he did in 2008.  If he’s making the same promises as 2008, what does that tell you?  It means that his last four years has been largely unproductive.  All he can do is run on fear and class envy.  It’s very Marxist.  It’s sad that it has come to this.  I never really thought I would see the day when Marxist thought, the rich vs the poor, would really take a foothold in America.  I can only hope that people come to their sense and don’t vote for this guy.

Long Live the Constitution!

Who should give charity?

Posted by Troy on 9th September 2012 in Human Nature

Catholics tend to support Democrats.  A Catholic asked me why this is.  The reason the church usually gives is that the Democratic party supports giving to the poor.  They overlook the whole abortion, gay marriage, and increased acceptance of divorce, but okay.  But here’s a question: Why do they support the Democrats for “giving to the poor?”  You see, the thing is that the only way the government can give to the poor is through coercion.  When the poor vote to take money from the rich to have it redistributed to the poor, they are not engaging in charity.  They are  engaging in theft.  Is it really any different than if men took a vote and ordered women to have sex with them?  People aren’t supposed to pay taxes as their form of “charity.”  They are supposed to give money to people, churches, and other charities.  I don’t think Jesus will say, “Good man!  You filed your 1040 and didn’t even claim some of your legitimate itemized deductions so that the government will have more money to support the poor!  Good going!  Welcome to Heaven!”  There are also some bad side effects to the government taking over charity.  Those receiving aid have no moral obligation to the giver of the aid.  When friends and neighbors help someone, the donee feels, typically, the need to live up to the help by trying to get to a point where they don’t need help.  No one has that feeling to the government.  Also, if the church is helping someone, that person has a greater chance to converting to that religion and maybe making positive changes to their lives.  Again, this does not happen with help from the government.  The government is also very inefficient with the money.  There is a lack of policing of the funds.  If you give your friend $100 and then catch him getting lap dances down at the strip club, you’re probably not going to give him any more money, are ya?  The government will.  Finally, the government taking over the role of charity provider degrades the moral fiber of society.  People start to think that the government will take care of people, and they will stop giving to charity themselves.  There is a reason why America far outpaces the rest of the world in charitable giving.  It is also a key reason why Republicans tend to give much more to charities than Democrats (statistically true).

Long Live the Constitution!

The Colony by John Tayman

Posted by Troy on 7th September 2012 in Entertainment

http://www.amazon.com/The-Colony-Harrowing-Exiles-Molokai/dp/0743233018/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347079000&sr=8-1&keywords=the+colony+john+tayman

If you know nothing about leprosy and wish to know more, this is a great book.  A little medical science is thrown in, but this is basically about the panic that existed regarding this dreadful disease.  It is every easy to understand why ancient cultures believed that leprosy was God smiting someone.  The disease doesn’t kill you.  It just continues to maim you until you eventually die from complications of one way or another.  It is also a discussion about how people treat those who are inflicted by a plague and makes certain parallels to how people reacted by AIDS patients at the beginning.  It is a story of Hawaiians who were quarantined to a remote stretch of coastline, doomed to stay there until death.  Amazingly, it isn’t a horribly depressing book, which it could have easily turned into.  Give it a read.

Final Day of the Democratic National Convention

Posted by Troy on 6th September 2012 in Current Events, Political

What can I say?  No talk about QE3.  No talk about the deficit.  Instead, it would appear that we can spend to infinity.  No problem.  As long as it is done with good intentions, right?  We’ll keep businesses open, even if they can’t run the business right.  Even if the labor contracts are killing them.  Well let illegal aliens stay, as long as they vote Democrat when they’re given the full rights of citizenship.  Where did all this faux patriotism come from?  I’ve never heard the chant of USA USA at a Democratic meeting.  They seem fond of invoking the Founding Fathers.  That’s also something new for a Democratic function.  Query: what do the Democrats want that the Founding Fathers would have approved of?  Pretty much nothing, right?  Can you think of anything.

Here’s his argument.  Things were worse than he knew (hey, he couldn’t be bothered to look into the economy when he was a Senator, right?).  Things would be worse if it wasn’t for him.  If he’s not re-elected, things will go back downhill instead of progressing…right when things were just about to turn around.

Okay, so, basically, none of his arguments can be backed up.  GM is just in as much trouble as always.  They will eventually crash and burn.  We cannot continue spending on ALL THE HUNDRED PROGRAMS HE MENTIONED.  Finally, when all the provisions of Obamacare goes into effect in 2014, watch for a triple dip recession.  The economy will crash and burn.  2012: Capital Gains rates expire.  Those with gains will sell at 12/31/12 to save 25% on taxes.  This will crash the market.  2014, Companies are forced to buy insurance or pay a penalty.  Companies will do what they have to do.  They will fire people to get under the limit.  They will drop their health insurance (forcing people onto the government plan).  Or they will cut full time people down to part time to get out of it.  Those companies which cannot bear the costs will close up shop.  Unfortunately for those fired, there will not be jobs to replace the jobs lost because we will still be in a recession due to Obama’s attack on the capital gains rate.

LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!

Another Day of Idiots at the Democratic National Convention

Posted by Troy on 5th September 2012 in Current Events, Political

How telling is it that they had to take a vote to bring the word “God” back to the Convention.  Apparently snubbing the religion of 80% of the country was a bad move.  How funny is it that they had to take the vote three times?  It’s even funnier that the Democrats at the Convention were too stupid to take the hint and say “aye!”  You can hear the lady in the back ground say “Go ahead and do it anyway,” or something to that effect.  After it was announced that 2/3rds said yes, everyone booed.  There was no way more than 50% said “aye,” but there you go.  At least the Republicans didn’t have to take a vote to be able to say “God bless America.”

I won’t be shopping at Costco anytime soon.  Not that we have one around here anyway, but if we did…  Is this what the American Spirit has been reduced to?  ”Anyone can succeed with a lot of hard work, a little luck, and a little help from their neighbors and their country.”  What the hell is that?!  When did that creep in?  It’s sickening.  As now we have have to have help to succeed.  I guess you can’t keep a good man down as long as he had some financial assistance from the taxpayers.  Right?

I’m sick of labor unions.  Please show me one Republican that is for the abolition of labor unions?  They just want to end the practice of forcing people to join unions.  The time of unions have come and gone.  The unions should be put back in the toolbox as any good tool after its usefulness has worn out, to be brought back out if the need arises.  Have you ever wondered what happened to the typewriter makers?  Oh, their time came and went?  Right.  So we closed the plants.  Do we keep on making stuff that no one wants or needs?  (I am aware you CAN buy a typewriter still)

As far as Fluck goes, who is talking about taking the right to contraception away?  We just expect you to pay for it yourself.  Look, if you need contraception for a medical condition, that is one thing.  If not, then it is a recreational drug.  Buy it yourself, yo.  It’s cheap!  Do away with your data plan on your smart phone and you’ll have cash to spare for that contraception.  No biggie.  Oh, and where were all these women for the past decades while men pay more for auto insurance?  I didn’t hear any complaints then (not even from men).

Next, I want to talk about Elizabeth Warren saying that corporations aren’t people, and they aren’t.  They aren’t people in the same way that churches are not people.  Schools are not people.  Families are not people.  Communities are not people.  Towns are not people.  Countries are not people…but they are, aren’t they?  They are made up of people.  As such, what hurts these GROUPS OF PEOPLE actually HURTS PEOPLE.  I know it’s a hard concept to figure out, but give it a try.

And that brings us to Clinton.  Ah, Clinton.   I miss Clinton.  You could send him a bus of well-marbled interns and keep him busy for days.  I wish we could do the same for Obama.  First, Obama is not Clinton.  Clinton moved to the Center after the people slapped him with the 1994 election.  Obama did not.  All Obama did was say he would do what he wants without going through Congress.  For a Constitutional scholar, I guess he missed the whole “separations of powers” thing.  Obama, you can’t do that.  You don’t get to say how the money is spent.  I love these jobs numbers.  We have not added near enough jobs to handle the new people entering the workforce.  As such, that is a net loss of jobs.  If you need 200,000 jobs a month to maintain the employment rate and you only get 100,000, you didn’t gain 100,000, you went down another 100,000 jobs.  Not good.  Clinton argues that the Republicans claim that the Democrats want everyone dependent of government.  Gee golly, I don’t know why you would get that idea after the Democrat National Convention considering how they tell you that the only way anyone succeeds is by government spending and government programs.  Did you notice that?  In the lexicon of the Democrats, only the hand of the Government keeps you from falling into the fiery pits of Hell (or whatever Hell is for them).  Finally, here’s the thing on Obamacare: they put all the popular things in the first 2 years of it.  This is because they need these to get elected.  This law is the hammer to small businesses.  In 2014, the economy will crash and burn if Obamacare is left in place.  Let me also break down a little Constitutional law for ya: Clinton claimed that the Republicans are the ones that caused the debt (Reagan, Bush, and Bush).  Hey, dummy, Presidents are not the ones that do the spending.  That is Congress.  The majority of deficit spending has come at the hands of Democratically controlled Houses.  Fact.  Can’t deny it.  Why is it that the Democrats want me to get felt up before I can fly but think getting an ID is too much to vote?  Also, the Dream Act has caused immigration enforcement to be impossible.  Amazingly, everyone that is caught has said that they came as a young child!  Golly!  That didn’t take long, did it?

Again, how dare you invoke the Founding Fathers!  Nothing in your platform would have ANY support from the Founding Fathers.  You disgust me.

So, in summary: more fear, more bashing, and more class warfare.

LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!

Obama is the Future!

Posted by Troy on 4th September 2012 in Current Events, Political

Well, thank God that…oh wait, I can’t say that.  The Democrat National Convention did their best to carve out any mention of God (outside of the opening 2 hours of Muslim prayer) from their program.  Okay…well, thank whatever then that this is cleared up: Obama is the Future, and Romney is the Past.  Great.  Now we have a…oh wait, no…There’s a problem with this argument…Obama isn’t the Future…He’s the Present.

Sooooooo…how does the Present stack up then?  A mired economy?  A monetary policy that will cause inflation and destroy the US dollar as the world’s currency?  Continual, unsustainable deficits?  Continued unemployment?  Nationalization of the health care system (endgame of Obamacare)?  A tax system that is actually based on “fairness” rather than maximizing revenues to the government?  More and more laws (they may call them regulations, but they’re laws) that are passed outside of the legislative process?  Additional reductions to our nuclear arsenal, making us weaker to our enemies?  Relinquishing our national sovereignty to the UN and other multi-national organizations?  Giving away citizenship to large swaths of illegal aliens, undermining our natural culture (immigration should be controlled to force assimilation)?

Of course, I suppose you could say that he is the Future, and this is the beginning…so, how does that stack up?  Let’s project trillion dollar deficits for the next four years?  Yikes.

As far as Romney being the Past, how many people would like to go back to the past?  The 1950′s were pretty nice in a societal context (minus the civil rights issues anyway).  Would you change this economy to the one from the 1980s or 1990s?   I could think of a lot of good things about the past.

And let me just take a few pot shots at Mayor Castro: This guy is not eloquent.  It IS about drive.  It is NOT about opportunity.  There is NOTHING that will hold someone back if they have the drive.  His drivel makes me sick.  He proposes (like the rest of the Democrats) that the economy rests upon the middle class.  That’s cute considering that this administration has done more to rape the middle class than any other administration in history.  He wants to talk about the opportunities of education?  Students did better in the past with far less “investment.”  Know why?  Because students were scared to death of their parents if they got F’s.  It’s about parenting.  A teacher cannot replace a parent.  I will be on an inner-city youth that is driven to succeed and supported by their parents over a rich kid that wants to party and doesn’t study and who’s parents don’t care.  He wants to say that it isn’t about you, it’s about your kids (the ones that aren’t aborted anyway).  The problem is that you have to do the best you can and raise your kids the best you can to give them that.  You have to have a good job and the drive to succeed to make your child’s life better.  It is not the taxpayers’ obligation to pay for their college.  If you want that for your kids, make it happen!  Make them study.  Valedictorians get scholarships.  And how DARE he invoke the Founding Fathers?  WHAT, WHAT in the Democratic platform would the founders approve of?  Getting rid of God altogether?  Adams would faint.  Inflationary monetary policy?  Hamilton would shoot  them.  Giving up our sovereignty?  Jefferson would be outraged.  Welfare?  Franklin would scoff.  Regulations over the legislative process?  Madison would be bewildered.  Cutting our national security?  Washington would curse.  Abortion?  That’s what they want to harp on…don’t you think any of them would be appalled?  I have NEVER heard a Democrat speak with any actual love for our Founding Fathers.  NEVER.  Have you?  I’m being serious here.  They may praise the First Amendment (excluding the Freedom of Religion anyway), but past that, they have no love for this country as it was founded.  The Constitution is something which is to be overcome, to be surpassed by something better–not amended, replaced.

The Democratic National Convention has shown me a few things so far.  1) Their values are outside what the majority of Americans believe.  They seem to believe that Americans wish to go secular.  They seem to think that Americans want additional debt.  They seem to think that Americans wish to punish the wealthy.  2) Their election is based upon class warfare.  Marx would be proud.  Remember, Obama was raised by Marxists.  They are trying to separate us and get us to attack the rich.  I don’t begrudge the rich for who they are.  I wouldn’t trade places with Bill Gates or Soros or Mitt Romney.  I love who I am.  I love the life I made for myself because it is MY life.  It reflects my values and my choices.  The fact of the matter is that we could all be rich…it just takes a single minded obsession to gain wealth and a certain amount of common sense.  Benjamin Franklin worked three jobs every day from sun up to sun down every single day of the week.  He became rich.  You make more than you spend, and you don’t waste.  Look at what you spend money on.  Most of it is crap you don’t need and really don’t want when you get right down to it.  3)  All they can do is demonize Mitt Romney.  I don’t even know where to begin with this.  4)  ”Hope and Change” has been replaced with “The Future!” or “Forward!”  Forward to bloody what?  Where could this possibly end that is positive?  Seriously, map it out!  Tell me what stupid policy of his is so positive?  Have any of his ideas actually worked out?  Nope?

LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!  LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!  LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!