Wednesday, April 29, 2009

squeezing the pig (coming soon)

Ok, this isn't the post it was going to be. It's not even the second post it was going to be. It's just a short post of something I read, something that made me think.

"It's a budget that reduces taxes, lowers the deficit and creates jobs, It honors the three pillars of the Obama initiatives: energy, health care and education."
- Nancy Pelosi discussing the 3.4 Trillion dollar federal budget.

For those of you who don't understand in trillions...
$3,400,000,000,000 = Budget for greedy spread the wealth socialcrats
$34,000 = Fourth year teacher with master's degree

Hmmm... Three pillars of Obama initiatives? Two more out there? Just curious.

So thank you Nancy for tying Mr. Obama to religion, not necessarily Islam, but... aren't there five pillars of Islam?

Just a side note, isn't it funny that the beltway's newest democrat voted against the budget?
I'm so angry I don't have the opportunity to vote against him!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Safe Sound or Secure?

I'm amazed at some of the things I'm reading these days. I remember growing up, reading stories, watching tv/movies about "clandestine services". I can remember thinking that though I'd never want a job like that, that it was "ok" to pull someone's fingernails out if they were withholding important information that put our lives at risk. For the life of me, I can't understand why people got\still get upset about the prospect of "torturing" a terrorist. They both start with "T", why not? Have we forgotten so soon of the torture thousands of families went through when mom or dad or brother or sister didn't come home on Sept. 11? I'll never forget that day, I'll never forget the feelings I had. And, I didn't lose anyone close. Imagine how someone whose father worked there that fateful day must have felt. Was that not "torture"? So, given that terrorists (domestic and foreign alike, yes you ELF and ALF) live to inflict terror on their subsequent "infidels", isn't it fair turnabout to inflict some "discomfort" on the players we have incarcerated to attempt to prevent further destruction, annihilation, killing, etc.? Now we have the "leader" of the free world disclosing memos from the "clandestinest" clandestine service. What purpose does this particular transparency serve? To make the good ole USA more attractive a target? To make us seem more friendly to the terror makers? To have Usama Bin Laden like us? One of these days I fully expect Obama to be photographed shaking his hand as well. If I were an impressionable young Muslim living in a nation full of poverty, with no possibility of making a better life for myself, and was courted by "freedom fighters" or whatever they present themselves as, they'd probably seem pretty "cool". Now, knowing that if they ask me to "terrorize" the USA, and that if I agreed, and if I survived, and if I got caught, they weren't going to subject me to any "unpleasantness", I'd jump at the chance for 3 hots and a cot. The only way we can use this insane disclosure to our advantage... Barack Obama, our esteemed president, could actually have just pulled a gigantic bluff on our enemies. How fantastic would that be? We say, no, we won't waterboard you, we won't blare infidel music at you, we'll just feed you whatever you want when you want, and oh, you want a nap... ok.... Then when they're behind bars at Guantanamo Bay (which should never be closed...) they have their fingernails pulled out slowly with rusty pliers that play ABBA's Dancing Queen at the decibel level of a departing US Air flight. That's where I stand on terrorists. Where do you stand? Where do your representatives stand? Keep your eyes out for a "commercial" I plan to put on youtube.

You don't suppose that Mr Obama wants a terrorist attack on our soil do you? I mean, then he could show how much better he'd handle it that Mr Bush did...

Quote for the day:

I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hand of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; -- but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse -- I will not retreat a single inch -- AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.

-William Lloyd Garrison

Next Post "Squeezing the Pig"

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Can we?

Can we survive without the government? Can you survive without them? Is it necessary to have people watching over us that make tens of thousands of dollars a year more than their average constituent?

Yes. Yes. No and Yes.

Governments are not necessary for life. You and I can survive without them. However, the last answer is more difficult to fathom.

You and I, personally, can live, even in harmony, without a "ruling" body above us. Problems arise when those we interact with live outside of the "normal", the "humane", the "moral" if you will. Laws are important for society. Society is important for the individual. Because we live in an ever increasingly "global" world, government is a neccesary evil. Our government is important to share our views on world wide events. The question we need to ask is: "Does our government's position adequately share our view?" The answer to that question, for me at least, is an emphatic resounding "NO". When my government is led by a man who has ignored or voted against nearly every "moral", conservative issue put before him, I'm afraid we've gone astray. How has someone who is greatly different from me been elected? I'm pretty sure their are more like me out there. Or, maybe everyone is just hanging up their gloves and stepping out of the ring. Is it alright to abort a child because there is developmental problems? Remember, those people who have chosen to abort the child, also chose to create him. I suppose the problem today is the lack of faith. The lack of belief. In anything.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Insane thoughts for an insane time...

I love my children. I want them to learn. I want them to succeed. Therefore, I WILL allow them to fail.

That is a pretty simple statement, with weighty consequences. How do we learn anything? Now, I mean truly learn. My son (he's just over two) learned to say "hot" well before he understood what it meant. He learned the nuances of "hot" for the first time when he ate something "hot". He failed. He learned.

Back to the original statement. If those first four sentences are true (and I believe they are), what does that say about our government? Does our government love us? Do they even like us? Or, are they trying to "control" us? If they want us to succeed, do they not need to allow us to fail?

I grow more wary every day since the new "administration" has taken seat. I believe our government is now trying to create a dependent society to serve them. So unless we let our representatives know that we are displeased how will it change? I'd rather fail than be subservient.


My wife will occasionally blog here also, she will sign K-

PS- Thanks Glenn Beck\Stu for the insightful cake comments I've modified to use as this