Saturday, October 31, 2009

Election Follow Up

I just wanted to keep you informed of all the critical races from around the country. I've dropped NYC mayor and added FL Republican Senatorial Primary. We can make a difference if we get people on fire for the right people and get them out to vote on Tuesday.

Poll numbers for the different races from Real Clear Politics:

New York 23rd District - Special Election

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Hoffman (C) Owens (D) Scozzafava (R) Spread
Daily Kos/R2000 10/26 - 10/28 600 LV 32 33 21 Owens +1
Minuteman/Neighborhood (R) 10/25 - 10/26 366 LV 34 29 14 Hoffman +5
CFG/Basswood Research (R) 10/24 - 10/25 300 LV 31 27 20 Hoffman +4
Daily Kos/R2000 10/19 - 10/21 600 LV 23 35 30 Owens +5
Siena 10/11 - 10/13 617 LV 23 33 29 Owens +4
Siena 9/27 - 9/29 622 LV 16 28 35 Scozzafava +7
CFG/Basswood Research (R) 9/17 - 9/17 300 LV 17 17 20 Scozzafava +3
McLaughlin (R) 8/25 - 8/26 300 LV 16 17 26 Scozzafava +9

New Jersey Governor - Corzine vs. Christie

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Christie (R) Corzine (D) Daggett (I) Spread
RCP Average 10/20 - 10/29 -- 41.5 41.5 12.3 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 10/29 - 10/29 1000 LV 46 43 8 Christie +3
Stockton/Zogby 10/27 - 10/29 1093 LV 39 40 14 Corzine +1
SurveyUSA 10/26 - 10/28 640 LV 43 43 11 Tie
Daily Kos/R2000 10/26 - 10/28 600 LV 42 41 14 Christie +1
Fairleigh Dickinson 10/22 - 10/28 694 LV 41 39 14 Christie +2
Quinnipiac 10/20 - 10/26 1267 LV 38 43 13 Corzine +5

See All New Jersey Governor - Corzine vs. Christie Polling Data

Virginia Governor - McDonnell vs. Deeds

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample McDonnell (R) Deeds (D) Spread
RCP Average 10/21 - 10/28 -- 54.6 40.3 McDonnell +14.3
Rasmussen Reports 10/27 - 10/27 1000 LV 54 41 McDonnell +13
Daily Kos/R2000 10/26 - 10/28 600 LV 54 44 McDonnell +10
Suffolk University 10/26 - 10/28 400 LV 54 40 McDonnell +14
Roanoke College 10/21 - 10/27 569 LV 53 36 McDonnell +17
SurveyUSA 10/25 - 10/26 502 LV 58 41 McDonnell +17
Washington Post 10/22 - 10/25 1206 LV 55 44 McDonnell +11
VCU 10/21 - 10/25 625 LV 54 36 McDonnell +18

See All Virginia Governor - McDonnell vs. Deeds Polling Data

Florida Senate - Republican Primary

Poll Date Sample Crist (R) Rubio (R) Spread
Rasmussen Reports 10/19 - 10/19 466 LV 49 35 Crist +14
Quinnipiac 10/12 - 10/18 396 LV 50 35 Crist +15
McLaughlin & Associates (R) 10/12 - 10/13 500 LV 53 29 Crist +24
Rasmussen Reports 08/17 - 08/17 470 LV 53 31 Crist +22
Quinnipiac 08/12 - 08/17 446 LV 55 26 Crist +29
Mason-Dixon 06/24 - 06/26 300 LV 51 23 Crist +28
Quinnipiac 06/02 - 06/07 486 RV 54 23 Crist +31
Strategic Vision (R) 05/29 - 05/31 468 LV 59 22 Crist +37
Mason-Dixon 05/14 - 05/18 300 LV 53 18 Crist +35

Decision Time

Helping the poor is noble, but helping them to do what is the better question to ask here. Should we not help them to better their skills and find good employment, so that they become productive members of the society? How does finding them better government handouts make their lot truly better. If you want to help the poor then put an end to constant government edicts to the business sector and the incredibly high taxes imposed upon them. Without these they could then expand and hire more of these “poor” people to work and rise out of poverty. I am not saying throw them to the wolves of sweatshops, but rather a booming economy that lifts all boats.

I know it sounds really familiar doesn’t it. It is funny how the Democrats loved the booming economy when they were riding the wave in the mid 90’s, but as soon as the government started monkeying with a good thing then came the crash and burn part. Government does not create anything, it only takes from the taxpayer. If we starve the beast then more money is in the taxpayers pocket to do as they please, such as expand their business or give to charity as they see fit. When unemployment is low there is a corresponding low level of government activity, the opposite is true as well, increased government activity results in an increase in unemployment. Tell me that the current economic situation has not been worsened by the constant state of government change. Every time the government threatens or taxes, employers shelter down and even more jobs are cut. But don’t worry the government will save you by extending your unemployment benefits, which results in further drain on the economy because that money comes in via higher and higher taxes.

As for the Republican party being for anything these days is a complete and utter joke. They have two major factions, neither of which reflect the feeling in America today. You have the RINOs that believe in big government giveaways (Democrat-Lite) and the far right of social conservatism. The country is fiscal conservative first and social issues second, if at all. Reagan got it and he opened his arms to all fiscal conservatives and sidelined the social stuff to personal belief. He believed in starving the government beast to stop the drain on the economy and the results were seen for about 20 years of incredible job growth and low unemployment. Greed and government interference ended all that. The left seized the day by saying that greed and lack of government where to blame. This was partially true, but we were sold a whole lot of bad government to make up for bad government.

It would have only taken a few minor tweaks to stop the madness, but instead we let the government step in and waste trillions of our hard earned tax dollars. There were many other solutions to the “crisis”, but no one was willing to take the time to let the market sort it out. The MSM constantly beating the drum for even more government control/takeovers and sending their Champion on his way to the White House if they could only drive the economy into the crapper.

So here we sit. The markets are recovering because Congress hasn’t been able to do anything. The American people rose up and let their fiscal conservative roots show. This has caused Congressional gridlock, which is a great thing. As Congress has stalled on its takeover of every aspect of American life the markets have been trying to make a comeback and doing pretty good job of it. This will of course all evaporate with the next round of government mandates and resulting higher taxes. If you make it impossible for companies of any size to do business in America they will do business elsewhere and take their jobs with them.

We have a choice to make on Tuesday and it will be one that will shape our future, we can back big government and big government spending or we can send a message by supporting Rubio and Hoffman. We can say yes to fiscal conservatism. Lets stop being the people of NO and be the people that believe in yes WE THE PEOPLE can. Lets join together and support what makes America great and leave big government behind.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Your Tax Dollars at Work

I was more than a little outraged that the Federal Government was so willingly to display its corruption and law breaking for all the world to see. The funny thing is that no one blinks and eye at this activity as it has grown to be expected that the government will strong arm the states using our tax dollars to do it.

Here is the latest version of the scam. The feds think the states education standards are too low and something should be done about it.

The Obama administration said the report bolsters its effort to persuade all states to adopt the same set of tougher standards for what students should know.

"States are setting the bar too low," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. "We're lying to our children when we tell them they're proficient, but they're not achieving at a level that will prepare them for success once they graduate."

The federal government can't impose a set of standards, because education is largely up to states.

But Duncan noted he is offering millions of dollars in grants to encourage states to accept a set of standards being developed by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. The grants come from the federal stimulus law, which set aside $5 billion to push Obama's vision of educational reform.

By LIBBY QUAID, AP Education Writer Libby Quaid, Ap Education Writer Thu Oct 29, 3:16 pm ET

The fact that the federal government isn't legally allowed to impose a set of standards is irrelevant because they will force the states to do so using federal stimulus LAW (our tax dollars) to do just that, impose federal standards on the states in a states rights issue. This is illegal and immoral. If a state wants dumb kids so be it, why do I have to pay for some kid in a state where they have low standards. I would think this would be up to the the parents and the local school board not the federal government. The fact that the feds are so willing to openly bribe the states with our money is reprehensible. We as a nation need to put Washington back in its Constitutional box. If we did this we would shrink government and lower all our taxes because the feds wouldn't be acting as middle man and taking a cut to money they are not legally entitled too.

If you also think this is out of the box and We the People need to do something about it, lets hear it and better yet let you representatives get a full measure of your wrath.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Elections, time to decide.

NJ Governor
Corzine/Christie/Daggett

The best I can say about this race is buyer beware because Corzine says he will raise taxes as a last resort and clearly states he has a progressive agenda on his website. Christie says is looking to cut taxes, control spending and create jobs, which seems like someone I would like to vote for but all politicians tell us what we want to here. Daggett appears to want to cut property taxes by raising all other taxes with no coinciding spending cuts.

You are going to have to make a choice NJ and that one seems pretty clear, taxes and more taxes or cut spending. The only one talking about cutting government spending is Christie, so my nod goes to him.

VA Governor
McDonnell/Deeds

McDonnell espouses reduced spending and the resultant tax reductions. McDonnell is a very strong social conservative, which doesn't necessarily sit well with a lot of voters. Deeds aligns himself with the state law required spending limits and past successful governors. In most areas Deeds would probably be a Republican, but in VA he is a Democrat. This one is going to come down to personalities and since Obama is throwing Deeds under the bus early and often McDonnell looks to take this one. The nod goes to McDonnell.

NYC Mayor
Bloomberg/Thompson

No choice here, either you get a spendthrift in independent clothing or one in Democrat clothing. The hanging of the head nod goes to Bloomberg.

NY 23rd
Owen/Scozzafava/Hoffman

Owen is a middle of the road Democrat that doesn't break from the party pack. Scozzafava at best is a liberal and most likely has some skeletons in the tax closet. Hoffman is the only conservative in the race and is receiving lots of big name endorsements. This is going to be a very interesting one to watch as the Democrat is currently at 33%, the Republican at 29% and the Conservative is at 23%. With the sudden in flush of money to fund Hoffman and the ringing endorsements this one is too close to call. 10% separates the leader from the third party candidate and it will be a referendum on whether you vote party or principles. If party is the issue then vote is split with no clear winner, but the edge would go to Owen. If you vote principle then the edge would go to Hoffman in a come from behind victory with Scozafava stepping aside for the good of the country now that all her family's tax bills have been covered. I am going out on a limb in hopeful thinking and giving the nod to Hoffman.

I am only one voice and my opinion is just as valid as anyone's, so lets here what you think and why you feel things are going turn out. I have very little basis for my analysis other than the Internet (each candidates website) and TV ads for the VA race. If you have better insight or sources let me in on them.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wondering

I am sitting here wondering what the heck is it going to take to wake the average American from the slumber of stupidity. I am watching this whole situation with the NY 23rd District and I couldn't be more amazed at the overall level of stupidity and arrogance of all involved. Dede is a liberal's liberal, but has made pledges to do conservative stuff to get elected. The repubs support her, including Newt and some other notables. The question is why?

There is another much more suitable candidate running that the repubs ignored to what appears to be their peril. Doug Hoffman is a conservative and would have been a good choice in these economic times. Instead they go find a liberal and get her to make a whole list of promises to act conservative. Are they insane? Once elected, everyone knows there is no holding her accountable for her votes and she will own nothing to the dumb people that elected her.

The repubs has lost the Reagan picture of small government and the lower taxes that result from smaller government. If you starve the beast the cost of supporting the beast is much lower. Fiscal conservatism is the polar opposite of progressivism's big government theory. Now is the time to put a stake in the heart of this blood sucker once and for all. We now have an electorate tired of big government, big government spending and the high taxes to pay for it. We need to support candidates that are willing to get in there and kill the beast.

This could be the last hurrah for big government and a new dawning for America, if we only seize this opportunity. Put people into office that believe this way. Have them repeal the amendments and laws that created this beast. We can be compassionate without giving away the farm. We can stop helping those who refuse to help themselves. We can stop sending troops to Europe and the Middle East to provide for their protection while we mortgage our grand children's futures with massive national debt.

If a candidate running for office regardless of party does not want to put and end to big government then they need to be defeated. We need to support the ones that do. It is obvious that the repubs only want to be restored to power, so they will have the keys to the treasury. They don't care about you or me. They only want to be back on top and in charge of the great tax dollar giveaway. We need to put an end to this looting and start returning order. The glory days of Reagan were not that the repubs were in charge, but that the fiscal conservatives were in charge. Sure he wasn't perfect and spent a lot of money on defense, but that ended the Cold War which saved us billions, which were immediately squandered over the next decade and a half.

You want better then now is the time to drive the stake home into the progressive government beast. They don't know what is best for you and your family. They have no clue how to run a business or how to make a living. They only know that unless we stop them they will continue to grow fat and rich on our hard earned money. They will sell our children into slavery with ever growing National Debt. When this house of cards finally collapses then I will sadly hang my head and say "I told you so".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What the Heck???

Has this country totally lost its mind? Why is Congress and Obama dictating how life is going to be lived for the next 100 years? Where is the outrage and the rioting in the streets? Obama and the White House staff call out a news channel for having a different opinion and the rest of the media just smiles and laughs at their attempt to abridge the press. I think this country is getting exactly what it deserves and I am tired of being a lone voice of sanity. I know that there are others out there, but what the heck. Why aren't the streets filled with protesters saying enough is enough of this progressive, socialist, elitist government and their never ending attempts to run our lives.

These yahoos can't get the votes they need to shove their agenda down our throats via the normal matter, willing to go against the will of the people and sneak it in via a parliamentary trick. Where is the rising up of the average citizens? Why are we so willing to let them enslave us and our children to their progressive trickery? Why are we so willing to accept socialist ideas that we fought against during the Cold War and two hot wars? This is insane! We have a two bit dictator in the White House telling the people what is and is not acceptable news. We were more outraged when the two bit dictator in Columbia did it then we are when our very own President is doing it. We smile and think it is okay or worse yet funny. This same dictator wants us to all become wards of the state, via government run health care, where the government decides what is and is not acceptable care. Does this sound right to you?

I know I haven't written much lately. I've been too busy working my a$$ off to make sure that I am not a casualty of this economic recovery. Maybe that is what the rest of the hard working tax paying Americans are doing and don't have the time or energy to take to the streets in protest. I am asking you, what is it going to take to break the chains that the current government is forging for us and our children? They feel we are too feeble minded to make our own decisions and their government knows what is best for us. What a load of crap! They have no idea what I need or what is best for me and my family.

If I want to eat red meat or drink alcohol then it is my choice because this is America. If they are so worried about my health, then they should get out of my way and stop taxing me to death. If I didn't have to work until July to pay my taxes, I might just take some time off to relax and enjoy the fruits of my labors. But instead I work and work some more, so they can tell me that I am too fat from eating junk food, drinking soda, don't get enough exercise and don't eat enough veggies. If I didn't have to work 13 hours a day maybe I would exercise more and have time to fix delicious and nutritious meals. But instead, I grab what I can when I can. If I do by fresh veggies they rot in my fridge because I never have time to cook them.

So I say to the progressive socialist elitist government screw you and your little dog too!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Loss of Face

We can thank President Obama for once again giving our enemies hardy belly laughs and another reason to dismiss us. If it wasn't bad enough that he went on his apology tour explaining how sorry we were for doing what others refused to do or putting an end to a terrorist supporting states. He then gives our oldest and best ally a DVD box set for a national level gift. He further embarrasses this country by bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia. The fact that his wife has never been proud of this country until last year, it should not be a mystery they treat the Office of President of the United States with so little respect.

Obama running off to Denmark to shill for Chicago was a true shame. The fact that the outcome was not even close to being in the bag, based on the fact the US has hosted the games recently and no country in South America had never done so, makes the US look foolish. Then you have the jackass Burrus coming out and saying that it was all President Bush's fault. Please! America is the most powerful country on the planet, period. We don't need to rub peoples noses in it, but we also don't have anything to apologize for either. Teddy Roosevelt had it right about talking softly and carrying a big stick. We have the biggest stick and talking softly is not apologizing to those who make it a habit to hate us.

If this whole trip is any indication of how much Obama's self hating American routine is going over with our enemies and how much respect the rest of the world has for America. Since Obama took office, North Korea has thumbed its nose at us and we have apologized for the hard line we used to take with them. Iran is even worse because they have basically announced to the world that they are pursuing nuclear weapons and have dared anyone to do something about it. President Obama and his advisers have basically used a sad look and a minor head shake in the face of these situations. They have not issued any real warnings or rallied the international community to take action. Is Obama waiting on France, Germany, Russia, China, or Britain to make the stand? Since when do we need their help to rattle our saber?

North Korea needs to be frozen out of the international community. If China won't do it, then we ensure that nothing goes in, especially US grain. I know, those poor North Koreans will starve without our grain. What is better starving N. Koreans or incinerated innocents all over the globe? The same goes for Iran, we need to put an end to the BS. Let it be known that we won't stop Israel and if anything happens to our troops in Iraq, we will hold Iran accountable. I know, those poor Iranians. We have done nothing to support their peaceful protests and wishes for freedom. Obama turned his back on them and sided with the oppressive rulers. Maybe if we punched the oppressive government in the mouth the people will throw them to the curb.

We need to lay down the law and be unapologetic about it. We need to let North Korea and Iran the consequences for their actions. We need to be straight forward and not waffle about it. We need to let the bad actors of this world know what happens when they seek to destroy the US. They better pack a lunch because it is going to be a long day. The only problem with this is that we must be ready to back our threats with actions. We also need to stop playing nation builder and wasting precious troops in countries that refuse to fix themselves. I know, if we don't stick around then bad actors will pop right back up again.

I have an answer for that as well, we smack them down a enough times with death from the skies, they will either get the hint or die in their stupidity. We need to remove their capability and will to wage war or support terrorists. I know, it will cause more terrorist to be grown, but the funny thing is that regardless of what we do the terrorist (radical Muslims) keep coming. If America only gave aid to those countries that support us instead of every country regardless, then you would find a lot friendly world. We look like asses giving money to countries who outwardly run us down in the world community. We need to stop handing out money to supporters of terrorist and put an end to feeding them.

I am a hater and I should be ashamed of myself, but know this I don't give a crap about one single radical Muslims or what they think. They do not get to dictate how I think or feel. They have zero to offer the world other than hate and death. America and Americans have a record of helping and giving around the world that is unmatched, so those radical Muslims can kiss my ass.

If you try to kill any of our civilians then we will make sure that you don't try again for a long time. We should not spend a minute more in any country than it takes to get everyone home safe after fully kicking their butts. To that end we need to be out of Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as possible. If they support terrorism again, then we whack the crap out of them again and again until the message sinks in. No more nation building. If you attack us or you supported those who attack us, you get to see what the dark ages were like.

If you don't agree that is okay and I would like to hear other ideas on how we behave as a nation. I would also like to hear how we regain face in the eyes of the world after all the bowing and scrapping our President has been doing around the world. I would also like to know how we are going to be a world leader when we are so far in debt to our enemies. Lets hear it.