Wednesday, August 26, 2009

9-11 is coming

I can only hope that all Americans take the time to remember 9/11 because it was a watershed moment in American history. In the 90's we allowed ourselves to believe we were the only remaining superpower and therefore no one could touch us much less kill our citizens. We became bold and arrogant. We allowed our intelligence community to rot away and downsized our military in favor of social programs. It sickens me to think that the President and the AG are going after the CIA for their techniques, when on the exact same page is the news that the Taliban ACTUALLY cut off people's fingers for voting.

If the CIA scared people into confessing secrets then good on them. If they actually killed or raped the terrorists families then you would have a case to investigate. But to put them through a public wringer for simulations and threats is utter BS and we the people need to let it be known that you don't pull the mask of the lone ranger or tug on superman's cape. We've handcuffed the CIA in the past and it resulted in 9/11, so lets not be so stupid as to repeat our mistakes.

Do I think that there should be limits to the things that can be done to terrorist? Yes, but they would be more along the lines of actual physical torture that involves real pain and not stage acting. If we beat the living crap out of someone or need a medical team standing by just to ensure they don't die then maybe that is taking things to far, but to put on a really good dramatization or make threats is just good acting. If we were running around and actually putting caps in these guys families then that would be wrong, but I harken back to "24" when they did a wonderful job of simulating executing a terrorist kid that broke him. You add lots of Hollywood makeup and whamo you have a fountain of information. Is this torture? I don't know, but is it effective, maybe.

I guess I have a different opinion on this subject knowing how little these terrorist value their own lives, but value their families. If you know that then you use it against them to our advantage. If it is torture then is it mental and I have no problem messing with their heads, so if that makes me a monster so be it. They do not have a problem killing us, so I don't see the problem messing with their minds. I don't think we should be beating the crap out of them, but we should be able to mess with their screwed up minds a little. I would expect the same, if I were captured and questioned. In case you didn't know it war is hell and people die. We all do and say things we regret, but it is all part of the human experience good or bad.

I want to hear your take on the matter.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What is there left to say?

I have to wonder what is there left to say that is going to ignite the masses to stop the madness that is stealing our children's futures. What the hell is the real difference between 7 trillion and 9 trillion when it comes the growing deficit? We can't possibly pay either back, so it is really stupid to argue about the number. We can start arguing about the final number once we start pay the damn thing off and want to know when we will be writing that last check, but as long as we are piling it on who gives a crap.

If Americans don't put an end to this give it away government then there will be no end to the inflation that is going to be visited on us and hyper-inflation of Germany will be but a starting point. Do you really think this country is going to be able to avoid skyrocketing interest rates that we saw in the late 70's. You think the recession is slowing and that things are bottoming out, but it is only the beginning of the end. Once China realizes we have no way of actually paying off our national debt they are going to put and end to this easy money free spending ways. They are going to make it extremely painful for the US to sell debt and the interest rate is going to shoot through the roof.

The Chinese will have to do very little at that point except sit back and enjoy the rewards of the free market. They will own the US and there isn't a damn thing we will be able to do about it at that point. If they turn their backs on us then we become the next Germany with an axe to grind all over the world, but more likely is they will start dictating terms to stabilize our economy. They will roll back our military spending until we have very little ability to project power. They will ensure that our goods are not sold anywhere in the world, which isn't that hard. They will inflate the prices of their goods to the point where we still buy them, but they basically rob us blind. Once we've dug our hole they will never let us out.

The good news is that we have a chance to stop this madness before it is too late, but only if we act now to put in end to the stupidity pouring out of Washington. Grab whomever will listen that represents you and let them know that this out of control spending has to end now! We need to stop with any new programs and freeze the ones we have until we pay off our debt. We need to a balanced budget amendment to prevent this from ever happening again. You want a better tomorrow then start today by paying off your debt. The same applies to the federal government.

Lets put off spending any additional money until we stop the bleeding and stabilize the patient. Your representatives need to hear this time and time again. Not everyone of them can duck town hall meetings and if they do then they need a new job. If your representative didn't bother to bring his case to the people then you should open up his future employment opportunities. We need to stay focused and not lose sight of the end goal, which is restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington and then maintaining it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sorry

I haven't had the stomach to write anything new lately and towards the end of July I realized I had July (4) and didn't want to mess it up. It is more than depressing what is happening in Washington and the fact that they left on vacation is a blessing.

I am glad to see that people are finally waking up and coming out in decent numbers to protest federal run health care. The sad part is they are being called un-American for disagreeing with a socialist agenda fully supported by both big business and the lefties. What the hell is wrong with that picture? It seems everyone but the average American is going to enjoy a big slice of federal tax dollars if this passes and we will get the same great service that VA is known for. I am still having a hard time believing that most Americans really want the government dictating their health care decisions. I would much rather pay the money and make it a decision between me and my doctor and the insurance company of my choosing.

I don't care what the polls say or what the media spins this country doesn't need the federal government in charge of anything more complicated than a lemonade stand. The best ideas and best solutions usually come from people wanted to make a buck and finding a new way to do so. It does not come from people that punch a clock and collect a paycheck whether they deliver good service or not. They have zero incentive to go beyond the absolute minimum and know that once they have been there a few years it is almost impossible to remove them. You want to know how to knock health care costs down then open it up to full competition and national health plans that aren't dictated by the feds or worse yet the progressive states. That way you could shop for the best deal on the coverage you want and are willing to pay for vice getting a crappy plan forced on you by the feds.

Is there money to be made in the insurance market? Hell yeah! We aren't getting any younger and we are going to need a lot of care since we are living far longer then Darwin should allow. I for one don't want the only insurance in town to be the feds because lets be honest who is going to be able to compete with them? They can change the rules at anytime and they can loot your pocket at will, so who is going to be willing to compete with them? It will be a very dark day in America when we have lost all control over our own money, health care and ability to choose the car we drive. This is America and I should have the right to buy a gas guzzler, smoke, drink, and whore around if I so choose. I will of course be accountable for such silliness, but it would still be my choice and not the government dictating what is allowed for me.

I was born into the land of the Free and now thanks to Congress and Obama I will be living in the land of we know what is best for you. I can only hope that more and more people start protesting the Obamazing the nation. The whole situation makes me sick, so I will hope on over to my private doctor and get some non-generic drugs.