Thursday, December 29, 2011

Articles: How to Break a Camel's Back

Articles: How to Break a Camel's Back

I good article on State run healthcare. I wonder how far the sheep are will to surrender to the shepherd, we have already been fleeced and now they are looking to the government to decide who lives and dies. That idea along scares the crap out of me. I wonder why so many people around the world come here to be treated for all manner of sickness, when they a perfectly good government healthcare systems in their own countries? I personally am okay with the system that allows the richest to pay through the nose to get excellent care because there is a trickle down on all luxuries, but you don't see innovation and perfection in anything the government does now do you. As an example, almost every car in America has a radio and most people have cell phones, and why is that? It is the free market baby! We invent stuff and at first only the rich can afford it, but over a short period of time they figure out a way for everyone to get some.

The same goes for medical care, the mad doctors invent a better way to treat something and only the rich can initially afford, but pretty quickly it becomes a mainstay of modern medicine. So, let take the flip side, the quasi-governmental post office, they have been doing mail for decades and did they innovate or come up with a better way? No, the overnight thing was done outside of the Post Office because some one saw a need to be faster than snail-mail. Give me one example of how the government innovates and does things better than anyone else except looting our hard earned money. Don't even try to talk to me about weapons and military inventions that have made it to the home. The price of development far exceeded the need and return on investment. Billions of dollars to build a couple of nuclear bombs and the materials to create more. I am sure if a company saw a market for nuclear bombs it could have done it for millions. The free market works and the government doesn't. You want affordable healthcare then get the government out and you will see the price of care drop. You stop stealing from everyone and flooding the market with tax dollars the prices drop. People build better mouse traps, you get rid of the lawyers and they market explodes with innovation and opportunities.

I've had it with the nanny state and big government thinking it can solve problems. Wake the F@#K UP people! We need to stopping thinking how the government can solve anything and stop looking to them for solutions. I say starve the living-shit out of the beast and see how solutions start appearing without constant government interference. We still need criminal protection and federal oversight to prevent criminals from escaping across state lines or evading justice, but what we don't need is a bunch of a-holes in Washington telling us how things should be done and what part of our own money we are entitled to keep. The right answer is all of it, except a very small portion for the national defense and interstate commerce oversight. Starve the Beast and there will be an outbreak of prosperity that this country hasn't seen since the late 80's.

The Ant and The Grasshopper -- An Allegory For The Country

The Ant and The Grasshopper -- An Allegory For The Country

What a wonderful and heartwarming tell of industry and self-reliance, but that was version one and not the real life version that we see played out each day before our eyes in the MSM. I have worked extremely hard to get where I am and I have sacrificed plenty, but I am in no mood to have my hard work stolen by the government and handed to those who refuse to do for themselves. I have said it before and I will keep saying it. The people that are claiming they are poor are "America Poor" and not Depression Poor or Third World Poor, but the Democrats, the Unions, and the "American Poor" are well on their way to making this a third world banana republic. We the hard working ant tax payers must call upon are fire ant brethren and take out the slothful grasshopper before he can do any further damage to this country. We have to rise up and stand up for ourselves! We must boldly proclaim that we will not be enslaved by the state and its money grubbing corrupt0crats. We must demand the right to keep what is rightful ours and remind this nation that it is a nation of the free, which means you are free to succeed or fail, but not free to loot my pocket.

Monday, December 26, 2011

A World without Schoolteachers

A World without Schoolteachers

Some interesting thoughts about the education process, but he did fail to say anything about the current state of the schools themselves. I would be hard pressed to send one of my children into the war zone and sexual cesspit that most schools have become. I mean really if there is any alternative then sign them up. I can't believe for what passes for an education these days and the kids are learning to prostitute themselves for "love". If a girl isn't wearing her best streetwalker outfit then how is she going to get to used by some punk to be popular. Where has self-respect and decency gone? Like I have to ask when we see grown women taking every opportunity to show how morally low they can go on every channel of the TV. The men are worse as they play video games and live with their parents well into what used to be adulthood. I am ashamed of what has become of our once great nation of dreamers and go getters.

No wonder that people from all over the world want to come here and seize upon the opportunities that we squander every day. The whole OWS movement makes me want to vomit because instead of striving to become one of the 1%, they think that they should be given everything. I am 1%, but I came from the bottom 10%, so it really pisses me off when the richest people in the world whine about wanting more for free. Get off your ass and work! This is America and you can become anything you want, but you do actually have to do something more than play video games and hook up. The schools are useless because they have rewarded this horrendous behavior and made it the new normal. I mean the teachers themselves as we saw in Wisconsin only cared about their paychecks and pensions. I know there are teachers that do care and are just as horrified at the current state of affairs, but they need to revolt on the unions and the administrators.

This is America and we need to wake up. If we don't change how we act as adults, then our children will have zero chance of success and moving out. Women stopping being sluts for TV and men put down the game controllers. If you are in your 30's, living at your parents house, still just hooking up, or playing video games more than two hours a day, then you might need to re-evaluate your life and future. The sad news ladies is you won't be able to reproduce because God in his infinite wisdom prevents that from happening late in life. I know doctors make it possible for a limited few to have children in their 40's, but that takes money and luck. I do feel sorry for all those wonderful young ladies that have a lot to offer, but instead are being used and abused. They have a long lonely road ahead of them and with the current crop the man-boys their prospects are for love, marriage, and children are quickly fading away. We as the older generation we need to show them that there is a better way and that things can be different. That also means that we have to get our house in order by loving wives and respecting husbands. This seems like a pretty tall order in this day and age, but it is very possible and quite preferable to a life alone.

Then again maybe the public schools are a self correcting problem. If they fail to educate and maintain a societal standard they will continue to fail and only become storehouses for the most vile of our nation. The good and decent people will break away and teach their children well. The the divide will grow larger between the haves and the have nots, until we return to the dark ages where only a select few are educated and the rest await the master's bidding. Do we really want to return to aristocrats and peasants? It sure seems like it to me, but then again I am a crusty old fart that doesn't know shit.

Friday, December 23, 2011

WTF?

This is America and our best choices for President and Leader of the Free World are coming down to Mittens and the Joker.  Ron Paul is imploding as we speak over some dumbass stuff he wrote twenty years ago.  He wrote it and he is now backtracking, which is a sure sign of doom for him with the independents.  It is okay to be a flamethrower if you are an honest broker, but a weak spine backtracking flamethrower is destined to the ash heap of history and a quick return to fringe status.  I liked a lot of things Ron Paul was offering up and was a reluctant supporter because he seemed to be wild and crazy, but truthful.  Now he is just wild and crazy.

That leaves us with the current dilemma of Mittens vs. the Joker, this is not something that puts fire in the bellies of many Americans and is likely to result in a very low turnout for either side.  The Joker supports can barely stomach him and won't be flocking to the polls to joyfully return him to office and we all know Mittens of the wet blanket.  I would be hard pressed to mail in my ballot with those available choices because neither is a good one.  I will of course vote and Mitten as the nominee will get my vote, but I will be far more interested with the rest of the ticket particularly Representative and Senator.  It will be less than an nose holder, but more a sad and disheartened vote.

We had so much promise and so many opportunities, but that jumped on their junk with golf shoes.  I guess that can be the one good thing for Mittens is that he didn't imploded.  I can only hope that he picks someone with a brain to be his VP because otherwise the polls are going to be empty next November. I am a voter in search of something better than the status quo and was willing to take a chance on every one except Newtie, but none were worthy and now I must accepted the sad results.  I hope you will keep a light burning for good representation in the Senate and House because that will either prevent the Joker's continued rule of destruction or limit Mittens ability to wish-wash this country away.

I can I hear a call into the wild for a strong VP, like Paul Ryan or even a straight talking squish Chris Christie (left on a lot of stuff, but finance he gets it).  I want to hear what you are thinking, but I am in a pretty deep morass over the whole damn thing right now.  Mittens is the best we could muster against the Joker, WTF!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

How the Free Market Can Cure Health Care

How the Free Market Can Cure Health Care

A good article on how market solutions work, even in health care. I would add that opening auto insurance to national markets also lows the cost, so it can also be used as an example. I believe in the market place and market principles because they actually work until the crap the government shovels. Obamacare costs billions to cover a few million, so instead of setting up a huge new government waste machine it would have been much simpler to just had those few million the cash to pay insurance premiums and cut out all the extra BS. The same concept applies to the cash for clunkers program that cost the taxpayers $50K per car, when it would have been much cheaper to give them have that to actually buy a new fuel efficient car. Believe me, I do not condone giving federal money away, but it is a far cheaper and cost effective use than a government program.

I say let the market and consumers decide what they are willing to pay for and cut out the government. Some regulation/oversight is necessary to prevent criminal activity, but that is law enforcement's job to protect and serve. If you want cut rate insurance then you buy cut rate insurance and if you want to pay more you hunt out the best deal for you and yours. You don't have Uncle Sam telling you that your only choice is to use the state approved program, that has astronomical overhead and poor management. Instead you have a All-American go getter that knows there is a market and provides the best possible product at the best price to attract lots and lots of customers. Once he rests on his laurels their will be another go-getter that builds an even better mouse trap and offers even greater services to woo customers away to his plan. This is how the free market works, but allow the government to intervene then you "requirements" and disincentives and lawsuit phobia, which all drive prices artificially high. See cosmetic surgery market, prices keep dropping because there is steady demand and always some one thinking of new and cheaper options. Why pay $5K a piece, when you can pay $9K for both, or why not shop around and get the $11K lap band vice the $15K version of the same thing. Oh you will say that there are bad things that come from cheaper medicine, but if a doctor is a poor practitioner, then in this media age they are culled out and his business stops vice hidden and shuffled from one location to the next behind medical secrecy.

This is America, let the market decide what is the price and let the people decide what they are willing to pay for in that market. There will always be the high volume low payout organizations that will cater to the lower end and gold plated all the bells and whistles for those who can pay. Is this a crime? If you listen to the left, yes it is, but socialized medicine has been tried the world over with the same bad results. It results in poor care, long lines, and zero innovation, if that is your choice then there are plenty of places around the world for you. If you want cutting edge and personal care then get the government out and put people back in charge.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Why a Tea Party conservative now supports Ron Paul...including his foreign policy.

Why a Tea Party conservative now supports Ron Paul...emincluding his foreign policy/em.

Here is an interesting view point and one which I now reluctantly agree with. Ron Paul was never my first choice for nominee and I have a hard time believing that enough Americans will rise off the asses to do their homework to elect the man that could save the country. He is great for a fiery soundbite and without further research appears to be a nutcase, but get past the MSM smoke screen and you have a well read and thoughtful Constitutionalist that make perfect and correct assertions. I know that Mittens will win the nomination because the establishment wants the safe choice and thinks he will carry them to victory, but the sad truth is that he is only slightly better than the Joker and will compromise our way into ruin. Mittens does not have the backbone to stare down the democrats and make them bend to his will (whatever that may be today). He is a compromiser and will sell the farm if it makes him look good never mind the destruction that it will bring down the road (Romneycare).

It will be tough to see us fall one by one to the Republican machine and we continue to search for a hero to bring us out of this mess, but as there are no heroes with a chance of success, I will take one that tilts at windmills and tells the truth for now.

How to Shut Down the Welfare State

How to Shut Down the Welfare State

Here is a nice idea that will never see the Halls of Congress. I wonder how long we can continue to kid ourselves that the government can magically take care of all of its citizens all the time on the backs of half, which used to be three-quarters, which used to be ninety percent. It is funny that now we are running out of other people's money that things finally are getting a hard look.

It is amazing that we have reached the half and half mark people don't see it as the "rich" paying anymore and if the Democrats are to be believed the solution is that we tax the "rich" even more to restore balance. We have already reached balance and the only way the "rich" can pay is for more people not to pay, which is clearly unsustainable as the current situation. We need to fix the system by truly allowing the rich to take care of the truly poor and those in the middle to take care of their own. Top 10% pay for the bottom 10% and the other 80% pay their own way.

That plan is is how this all started and over time we've let it creep to 50/50, which is no solution. The bottom 50 see it as their right to take and the top 50 are getting tired of the situation. This is what happens when the government gets involved with social solutions vice maintaining that people are independent and have the right to fail. We used to take care of our own and those in our community, but now the government is forcing us to provide charity to all who ask and a great many do not need or deserve. When charity was local there was community pressure to right yourself and do better, but government charity is a right and no change or improvement necessary.

I for one have experienced local charity as a child and I vowed never to experience it again. I studied hard and worked to improve my lot in life. I earned money to go to college and then spent 20 years in the military. I believe in taking care of family in need and caring for the widows & orphaned. I do not believe in long term unemployment or welfare because like the write of the above cited post it does not allow the consequences of people's actions to correct their behaviors. We were founded on the principle that of equal opportunity, but that also means an equal opportunity to fail. Failure is a great motivator and teacher, so you work harder next time to avoid the experience of failure. If we remove the consequences of failure, then what does it teach us? We are unburdened from consequences then we learn nothing and we do nothing different to avoid the sting of failure.

This is why 25% of this country is poor, but still has cell phones for everyone, flat screen tv's, computers, and gaming systems. Back in my early childhood, you could tell someone was poor because they didn't have things that middle class people had. They didn't have multiple cars, new clothes, the latest gadgets, or food. Local churches helped with food and clothes, but if you were poor you did without. It sucked being hungry, cold, and not having stuff, so you set your mind to do better by working hard and making a better life for yourself. It sucks to be poor and you do whatever you can to avoid it. You work multiple low pay jobs, you go to school at night, and you do whatever it takes to make it. You hate handouts and feel shame at having to take them, while vowing in your heart to do what it takes never to have to feel that way again.

Do you feel the same way when the money is dropped into your account and your debit card is refilled each month? Your housing is paid by the taxpayers? You begin to believe your own BS that you are oppressed and you deserve everything you are getting. The man has held you down and that America is at fault. I ask you, then why do people from all over the world still come here seeking a better life? They do it because our poor are rich as compared with the rest of the world. Just the crumbs from our tables of bounty are more than millions see each day. Our government doesn't come into our homes and snatch people away to never be seen again.

I am sorry, but it is time to stop sugar coating the truth about the poor. There are truly needy people in this country and we should take care of them, but there are so many others that are not needy, just America poor, that need to stand on their own two feet and make their own way in the world. We need to restore the reality of middle class and stop lying that it is disappearing because it is still there, but we keep raising the bar on poor to include more middle class people. Since when is a family of four poor at $40K a year? Only when they have to have a big house, two cars, four smart phones, XBox 360, 60" flat screen, four ipads, and a partridge in a pear tree. This is no war on the poor, but on the pseudo-poor that lack for nothing and still expect more from the government teat.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Case for Ron Paul

The Case for Ron Paul

I dare say that it has come down to this and he might just be the answer this time around. If he is nominated, it will be a bloodbath to the general election, but he is likely to weather it because people are sick of the status quo of state-ism. He could very well win the general, but I can assure you the Democrats and Republicans alike would be tearing him down every chance they get to ensure he is a one term president. Why you ask? He is the scariest thing in the world to the business-government machine, he has actually read and stands by the C0nstitution. This absolutely can not be for the power hungry career criminals in Washington and their cronies on all sides.

If it is coming down between two career politicians that will say and do anything to get elected or make a buck, then I guess it is time to throw caution to the wind and go with the wild idea generator himself. Hell how bad can he be compared to the three piles of crap currently on top? He believes we should follow our governing documents and stop wasting our tax dollars trying to rule the world. He also sees things as black and white in the Constitution, which isn't a bad thing either. How will he govern? I am going to guess by the law of the land and make changes that more closely align to the Constitution. Is that all going to happen? No, the career criminals will fight him every step of the way until they realize the the people are following their newly elected President and if they ever want to get re-elected (most important thing to a politician) then they are going to need to change their thinking. I am still holding out for a hero, but it seems the tights and cape are fitting Ron Paul very nicely at this point.

I have, God help me, become a reluctant Ron Paul supporter and let's ride this whirlwind to the White House. Yippy-Ki-Yay!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Kentucky Funeral

A Kentucky Funeral

How far have we fallen as a nation that this harkens back to such a better time in our nation's history. Neighbors helping neighbors and love poured out in the simplest of gestures, a homemade pie. I warms my heart that this still exists, but all breaks it because it is so very rare.

I am having a hard time with where this country is headed and the current options for President give me no solace. I can only hope the the people of this nation, the salt of the earth, stand up to our corrupt and failing government and say enough the crap stops now. There are still a wide swath of those people all through the land, but I worry that the blood suckers and cronies are calling the shots over the voice of the people. Pray that God provides a miracle to turn this country around and these good people are again heard and heeded.

Profile of a Navy SEAL

Profile of a Navy SEAL

I thought this deserved a re-post because Navy SEALs are probably less understood than sub guys and their job sucks even worse. A hardy stiff and proper salute to the shadow warriors that make this country great and protect all that is dear to us while sacrificing all that is dear to them! God bless them!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Newt Is No Gecko

Newt Is No Gecko

Next up in the any but Romney go around. I like Newt, but he is a career politician that I just don't trust. Oh he is conservative and did wonderful things while Speaker, but then he had to quit. He took money to help Freddie fleece hard working Americans. I currently am undecided because Cain has flamed out in my eyes because of his poor grasp of the issues and complete inability to answer simple questions. I like Ron, but he is a real tough sell to most Americans. That leaves Mitt and that makes me sad and a little queasy. The golden opportunity to remove the Joker from the WH and we put forth Mittens the Flipper. You have got to be kidding me. I'm not sure that he won't win, but we should have been able to field a better candidate than Mittens. That is why, as always, I am looking to the House and Senate for my victory. We need to support candidates for those that will act on our behalf to clean this mess up. If your Representative is good and your Senator is not running then throw your support and MONEY to support a nearby race. I supported Allen West in FL from AZ because my team was set and solid (as it could be with McCain). This is where we can truly make a difference this and in every future election. It is a global economy and national politics now, so get with it and get out those checkbooks (visa checkcards).

Who will I vote for next November, that is easy anyone but the Joker and my local AZ team of conservatives and libertarians. Who will I support between now and then, hard to tell, but Allen West might be seeing a few more of my dollars or some other deserving candidate who needs help to fight off the liberal big government horde.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Prism of Electoral Reality

The Prism of Electoral Reality

The flip side of the other article that I just put up. This one thinks that any of the flawed candidates is better than the Joker, but are they really? Who in the squishy middle is going to run to the flawed dumb-ass that we are promoting when they can keep the dumb-ass they already have? You get a better message and then maybe you have a chance, but the current crop of bumbling idiots is not going to get the job done. That is why you are still hearing rumors about Palin and Trump because even the dumbest squish knows that the current field of idiots is not going to defeat the Joker and they are still looking for a hero. That is why the generic republican was kicking his ass, but none of this crop comes close. The fact that now the generic republican is slipping a little shows that the squishes are sizing up the republican field and accepting that they are resigned to the dumb-ass currently in the WH. I have said it before and I will say it again, the squishes in the middle vote like it is high school and if you don't have a better message then is all about who is cool. The Joker is way cooler than the pack of buffoons and you only have to look back to 1996 to see this played out. We hoped for 1980 and got 1996!

Articles: Prepare Yourself for Obama's Second Term

Articles: Prepare Yourself for Obama's Second Term

This says what I have been saying for some time now that we are likely to suffer another four years of the Joker because we can't get our crap together. We assemble one of the weakest field of candidates and look to pin our hopes on the lite version of the Joker. It asks why would democrats or independents bother to vote for the lite version when they already have the Joker in the WH. The answer is they won't, so work in your state to turn the Senate and hold the House because we need both to force the Joker back to the right.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Is Herman Cain Experienced Enough to be President?

Is Herman Cain Experienced Enough to be President?

This is a very good read about wisdom which we are sorely lacking in Washington. The more the media attacks Cain on these sexual harassment charges the more I want to vote for him. If they are attacking him with these ghosts with no names that means that they have nothing on him and are scared shitless of him. I like that! I don't like that fact that he may have gotten drunk twelve years ago and propositioned a pretty woman that was not his wife, but is this truly an unforgivable sin when compared to some of the exploits of other occupiers of the Oval Office? I am also happy to know that Cain is human unlike the current occupant that has never had a girlfriend or gone to school with anyone ever in his life. The Joker has no history other than twenty years of Rev. Wright, so that fact that Cain did or didn't do something is really not bothering me anymore. He is at least human good or bad, vice the Manchurian Robot that currently sit his ass behind the big desk.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

DOD Mismanages Its Force Reduction Program

DOD Mismanages Its Force Reduction Program

Here is some food for thought and Force Reduction. With a Flag Officer for every 1500 trooper makes me think that we are way more than top heavy and have thought so for some time now. The total number of 919 becomes shocking when put against the fact it is the same number of flag officers in WWII. The huge different that the troop size in WWII was 16 million and today it is only 2 million., Busting out my faithful envelop and trusting No. 2 I see that we have about 800 extra flag officers. This doesn't even touch on the number of SES positions in DOD, so yes Virginia the military could used a boot camp style haircut.

I love the military and am in full favor of a strong national defense, but I also know that there is huge amounts of waste at the top and cronyism at DOD. Shall we also discuss all the finally off the roles and "retired" flags that find jobs at defense contractors that lobby the Pentagon and Congress for more money. I believe in free enterprise, but criminal collusion is something all together. Oh, sure there are rules that are suppose to protect the public from this, but they are routinely bent or ignored. Even if people are caught breaking them the punishment is a slap on the wrist (see Thunderscreen fiasco).

As we all know the super committee is going to fail in a big way and defense is going to be cut once again, but they will do as they always have and cut troops and needed programs to protect the flags and their cronies. This is the same problem the rest of the government/business interface has and why so many Americans are angry. We pay for all this corruption with our hard earned money seeking a safe place to work and provide a brighter future for our children. The government has long ignored the average joe, but the we are grabbing our pitchforks and torches. Angry Joes unite and put and end to wasteful crony government, by throwing the career criminals out of officer and into the real world. Cut all the golden parachute strings and make them fend for themselves as they have done to us for years now.

Time is running short and the choices are mighty thin at this point, but we have Senate races to win and House seats to protect. We needed a true hero and the field appears to be empty this morning, but each and every Angry Joe is a hero so we will push forward and take both Houses of Congress by wide margins. The Joker may stay in the White House, but it will be his prison of discontent as we will be able to accomplish nothing. He will be forced to retreat on his socialist agenda and watch his legacy go down in flames before him. We must continue to fight for the Senate to make this happen and if by some miracle Mittens wins the WH, then we can prevent him from giving away everything we have fought to regain.

I am disappointed with the Presidential race where Mittens is the only stable candidate and mostly likely the nose holding choice. He will drive turnout into record lows, which will ensure the SCOMF gets four more years. We can't let Mittens prevent us from taking the Senate and holding the House. We need to fire up the masses and show them that there is a better future ahead by listening to Ryan and Rubio and West. We need to look at the big picture and even if we don't take the WH, we gain the higher ground with both Houses of Congress. Lets go Tea Party, lets go Angry Joes, and lets go anyone that wants a better America for their children, it is time to fight for freedom and end tyranny in Washington.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Obama Chooses American Defeat

Obama Chooses American Defeat

The Joker wants to make me puke! We fought back grabbed victory from defeat once, but this time around defeat is assured and all because of a SCOMAF. If we ever want to be strong again on the world stage, we will never elect another Democrat to the White House. I am an isolationist that believes in a robust national defense, but with the capability of reaching out and leveling dumbass countries. We should let it be known that if you mess with us, we are going to level you time and time again until you get the message. No more nation building because as we have seen after a decade in both Afghanistan and Iraq, there will be a net result of zero. Even after all the sacrifice, we see that they are ready and more than willing to quickly turn on us, so why bother.

The next chucklehead that starts something, we send in the bombers and level the country. We can even send in the ground troops to wipe the map clean, but no more nation building using US tax dollars and lives. You screw up, you get leveled. Oh sure the peaceniks will say that we can't do that, but I say what the hell is the difference from today. How about the billion we spent in Libya where they are going to impose strict Shira law. I am done, we need to prioritize and rebuilding Muslim nations is not the right answer because we can not afford it and it has zero return on investment.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Demystifying 9-9-9 and Other Fair Taxes

Demystifying 9-9-9 and Other Fair Taxes

The 9-9-9 Plan is why Herman Cain is leading the pack because he has a plan that resonates with people. People want serious change in Washington and this is radical plan is strikes a cord with a lot of people because it is causing the establishment to throw fits. The more fits they throw, the more popular Herman Cain becomes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cain-Romney 2012?

Cain-Romney 2012?

Here is an interesting idea, but as some of the comments correctly state that Romney would never take the VP slot. It certainly is food for thought, though I am not a big fan of Mittens being on the ticket any where. It does pose an interesting question about who would be Cain's VP choice? If the Republicans can build a solid team then this madness would evaporate into putting the Joker out on the street.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Herman Cain’s “truth problem” and my apology.


posted on Hot Air at 6:15 pm on October 23, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

gaffe also gaff n. an occurrence of someone telling the truth by accident.
One of the big topics of discussion around here over the weekend was whether or not Herman Cain has a “truth problem.” Generally, when we talk about politicians having such an issue, it’s because we catch them lying. (“BREAKING: Our top story tonight, a politician is caught telling a lie! That story coming up right after our investigative report revealing that many children like candy.”) Not so with the former Godfathers Pizza CEO. In fact, I’m hard pressed to think of an instance thus far where I could even say he’s been “bending the truth” apart from expressing opinions you may disagree with.
No, the discussion I was dragged into centered on a different sort of problem. It seems to me that there is a growing body of evidence which indicates that Herman Cain has a propensity to take pretty much any question from any reporter and just shoot from the hip with a truthful answer. It is only after the fallout from his answers begins that he seems to notice the potential damage he’s doing to his campaign and he embarks on a series of “clarifications” to make the answer more palatable to primary voters. This, in turn, provides red meat for his opponents to begin swinging at him and rather weak tea talking points for his supporters to try to defend his statements.
One of the most recent – and certainly most toxic – examples has been his series of puzzling answers on the abortion question. And let’s be honest here… who could possibly consider running for the Republican presidential nomination and not know that one was coming? I’ve heard the defenses being put forward, but frankly none of them make as much sense as the conclusion that Cain simply wasn’t ready for the question. Let’s go back once again and look at the precise answer he originally gave to Piers Morgan. (Emphasis mine for this particular question.)
No, it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role — or anybody else’s role — to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number. So what I’m saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president. Not some politician. Not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive decision.
I’m sorry, but it doesn’t get much more clear than that. It’s a choice. It’s not the government’s business. But the excrement hit the fan, so to speak, and he wound up putting the campaign car in reverse and flooring the gas. First he tried to claim he didn’t fully understand the question, implying that he was only saying that he wouldn’t try to directly prevent abortions by executive fiat as president. (A silly argument, requiring us to believe the thought it was possible to do so or that the reporter and the voting public might have thought so.) Then he said that it should be illegal, but some families might choose to break the law anyway. (How it becomes illegal without the government being involved is something of a puzzler.) And now he’s saying that he would push for a constitutional amendment to make it illegal and would use the POTUS bully pulpit to push legislation to ban it. Sure sounds like the government being involved to me.
Related: Cain even went so far this weekend as to say, regarding such an amendment to the constitution, “… if it comes to my desk, I’ll sign it.” (Well. OK, then.)
This isn’t the only example, of course. He did the same thing on the electric fence, which was absolutely just a joke and not a policy position. Unless, a few hours later, you’d like it to be a policy position, in which case it might be. Because, you know… he doesn’t want to offend anyone.
That’s what led me to the conclusion yesterday that Herman Cain doesn’t have a problem with not knowing the issues or with lying. What he does have is an unfortunate propensity to just blurt out the truth without seeming to realize what it will do to his political fortunes. If there’s a flaw here, it’s that he can’t just stick by his original assertion and defend it boldly. He backpedals and tries to please everyone. If Cain honestly thinks that abortion is wrong but that it’s not the federal government’s place to get involved, he should make that case and stick by it.
This led one of my friends – a newly minted Cain supporter – to drop me a line after she’d had time to consider my argument. It included the following:
Maybe you don’t realize in your analytical little brain how offensive it sounds when you say that. Here’s what I hear you saying: Herman Cain shouldn’t be elected because he wasn’t smart enough to figure out what to lie about ahead of time.
Kind of harsh, but I had to admit that maybe that’s what I was saying. Cain wants to be president, but before you can hold that office you have to be a politician first. (And a darn good one at that.) Perhaps Cain would excel at the job as leader of the free world. But he’s not shining at the necessary task of being a good enough politician to get there. Assuming that many of these initial bits of truth telling are how he really feels about these issues, either Herman Cain has to figure out how to win the nomination while espousing positions which are unpopular with the base, or … (deep breath) .. he should have figured out how to lie about it more convincingly in the first place.

 Maybe I have Cain all wrong and should cut him some slack.  I was okay with his original position on abortion, but was opposed to all the walking back because it made him look incompetent.  Maybe I should just keep loving Cain and ignore his back tracking.  I too thought that he should be prepared for these questions, but in reality he was prepared with the truth.  The bad part was that the truth is unpopular with a wide swath of voters, so the back tracking seemed necessary.  It isn't necessary and frankly I would feel much better if he didn't do it.  We are all entitled to make an honest mistake and I apologize for jumping to conclusions and not sticking by my man.  Mr. Cain please stick to your honest answers and stop the BS.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Damn Shame

The recent foot in mouth disease that has attacked Cain, returns me back to that time not too long ago that though I love me some Cain, I just didn't think he had what it took to get the job done.  I would have thought by now he would have good solid answers to the typical Republican candidate questions from the media.  If you don't have a good canned answer on abortion, they will eat you alive and make you look like an idiot (check).  Have not done your foreign war homework, they make you look unprepared to lead the nation (check).  He had this problem a few months back and I chalked it up to inexperience of being in the national spot light, but this time around it is just plain sad and excusable.

If you want to take a libertarian tack on abortion then do so.  Say it is currently the law of the land and you will do what is in your power to change it, but you will also uphold the law.  You think the government should butt out, wonderful.  But some rambling answer that even boarders on criminalization is not going to fly with a huge majority of Americans.  It is okay to be personally against it and wanting to change the law to reduce the numbers. But outlawing it for rape, incest, and health of the mother has proven to be a loser even in South Dakota.  Rambling and split hairs is not going to win you any friends especially with all those single issue voters on both sides.  I am personally against it, but I think it is a decision left to a woman and her doctor.  Do I think it is murder, yep, but God has allowed murder and baby killing for decades. He punishes those according to His plan, so who am I to interfere.

I am sadden that Cain hasn't figured this out yet after months on the trail.  He isn't likely to recover from this latest blunder before he stumbles into the next one because the traps are all laid just waiting on the opportunity for him to bumble his way in.  He needs to sit down and get his shit straight before he blows his golden opportunity.  Adjusting the 9-9-9 to 9-0-9 for the poor is a good thing because it shows that he listens and is willing to fix things as needed.  But keep mucking around and people will believe you don't have a clue about what you are doing.  This is his real danger and he is allowing it to happen by not getting his shit in one sock.

God help us all if Mittens is nominated because the Joker will eat him for lunch and the conservatives with stay home.  They will suck their thumbs and cry about what could have been.  Mittens will suck all the energy out of this election and unless Palin runs as third party, which she only has until the 31st to do to get on some ballots, the enthusiasm on the right dies and momentum shift left.  Some one please help Herman to stop stomping on his dick with golf spikes and win that damn nomination already. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Lesson about Crony Capitalism for the OWS Crowd

A Lesson about Crony Capitalism for the OWS Crowd

You have to wonder how long America will stand by and let itself be raped by the crony capitalist and unions. I hated TARP and the auto bailouts because they didn't let nature take its course to burn away the chafe. Now we see the cronies donating heavily to Romney and Perry, so what are the Angry Joes suppose to think is going to happen if either of them get elected. I am afraid for this country if we don't wake up to the reality that or government is for sale to the biggest donors. We are supposed to have a representative government, but it hasn't represented me in a long time. I want less federal and state intrusion. I want secure boarders. I want equality under that law and the law equally enforced. I want the market to decide outcomes not the feds. Cain may have his issues and his 999 plan may not be perfect, but at least he is trying to bring real change to the system. I will begin to worry about my support for him if he is suddenly flush with cash because that means the big money donors are putting their hooks into him. I would rather see him struggle and win on the backs of the grassroots, than sell out to corporate interests.

The thing is that all the elites and pundits say that he can't win because he does have millions of dollars on hand. This is funny because last time I checked it was votes that got you elected. I know it takes money to get your message out there and to pay people to make phone calls and stage rallies, but the truth is that if you have a message that resonates with the voters you can rise up and slay the money supported dragon. I have questions about the 999 plan, but I also know that unlike Romney and Perry I know that Cain has yet to sell out, that alone is enough to get my vote. I want change and that isn't going to happen by supporting the big money candidate. I am again today donating what I can afford to Cain to keep the wolves at bay and allow his message to get out. I only hope more of the grassroots do the same. I want to put an end to pay to play in our government and representation of special interest.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What I love most about Herman Cain

What I love most about Herman Cain

Spots on the bandwagon are going like hotcakes, don't wait get in on the ground floor.

Which Republican Can Beat Obama?

Which Republican Can Beat Obama?

There is still room on the bandwagon for a few more. Cain is peaking at just the right time and if he can hold on through January, he could be the next President of the United States. If you have a chance visit his website and donate as much as you can (up to the legal limit of course).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why America Needs Herman Cain

Why America Needs Herman Cain

I guess I am backing the right horse in this race and I hope more Angry Joes follow suit. Time is short because by the end of January the nominee is likely to be decided, so bust out those checkbooks and send what you can to the Cain camp. He is going to need every dollar he can get to combat the crony donations for Mittens and Perry. Time is short and this message needs to be heard. Don't expect to see Cain on TV, except in gotcha interviews (which he holds his own very well). We need to spread the word and fire up the Angry Joes.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Morning, More Anger

My daughter happened to make a trip down to DC yesterday and the Occupiers scared the crap out of her.  They were just a bunch of dumbasses hanging out trying to be cool.  There are a lot of reasons to be angry in America today and there are true protests.  This OWS is just a manipulation by the failing democrats in an attempt to capture the angry middle.

We can not let this happen!  The angry middle has very little sympathy for a bunch of hoodlums running around crapping on police cars, but they are angry with Wall Street for getting bailed out.  If we don't start embracing all average joes that are pissed about how things are going then standby for four more years of the same or worse.  We need to stand tall against corporate and bank bailouts.  We need to stand tall against wasteful government spending.  We need to stand tall against crony capitalist and unions with their huge politician buying donor checks.  We need to stand tall for secure boarders. We need to stand tall for hard work.  We need to stand tall for equal opportunity for all to succeed or fail on their own merits.

This is America and we have a choice over the next few months to turn this country around.  We need to support those who are willing to stand tall for America.  We need people like Cain and Paul to tell the truth and not be afraid. We need to shine the light of truth on the cronies/unions and their big checks. Romney is picking up money left and right from these guys and will win the nomination unless the Angry Joes stand tall and stop him.  If Cain is nominated he is willing and able to stand tall.  He is also able to bring solutions to the table and stand against the cronies/unions.

We are at a crossroads in America and a decision must be made about which direction this country will go.  We can either allow the Joker and his clown posse to continue to lead this country to ruin or we can allow the cronies/unions to put their men in power or we can take control and restore the American Dream.  I personally rather live in a country where hard work and determination dictate the outcomes, then in one where the government and its crony/union donors dictate the outcomes.  Who is willing to standup with me as an Angry Joe?  Enough is enough and now is the time to secure America's future for the Average Joe.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Angry

Hell yeah I'm angry and so are a lot of Americans both on the "Left" and "Right".  The American public has had it with our government, big business, banks, and politicians.  What happened to the land of opportunity? When did it become a land grab for the greedy rich and their puppet politicians?  I am doing okay, but there are a lot of people who aren't and they don't see anyone doing a damn thing about it.

What they have seen this week is a $500+ million of our hard earned tax dollars thrown down another corporate toilet with zero benefit to a single average joe.  How about that stimulus package $800 billion and unemployment is still 9.1%.  How about cash for clunkers, $50K of our tax dollars per vehicle and the average joe still has a brand new five year car payment to show for it.  How about $700 billion to bailout bad mortgages, the banks got theirs and they still get the average joes house too.  Our government is not the solution and they need to stop giving our hard earned dollars away.

The government is never the solution, just look at Obamacare.  How many trillions will be spent to cover ~35 million people, half of which didn't want to be covered anyway?  We need to put the feds back in their Constitutional box and take away their money.  This is America and the failed income tax experiment needs to end.  If you have a head tax then you have a limited budget and every American has skin in the game.  I don't care how you do it straight tax, flat tax, fair tax, but everyone pays an equal share, not some nebulous fair share.  We are all Americans and all equal under the law, that includes tax law.

If you limit the size of their pie they then have to make very hard decisions about what they can do with the money.  They would stop giving away to bailout businesses that make really poor choices.  They would stop propping up oil and gas, which make billions a year.  They would end subsides to aggro-business.  They would have to decide just how much military do we need to protect our boarders, vice police the world.  They would see that SS and Medicare need to be privatized with market solutions because we should not and currently can not meet these obligations to our older generation.  We need limited focused government, where every one is equal under the law (politicians included).

You want to fix this country then being an angry average joe and say enough!  We the People is not just the ultra conservative right, but rather the pragmatic live and let live middle that wants a better life for themselves and their children.  They currently don't see much hope in either party and only two candidates are saying anything worth listening to and that is Cain and Paul.  You can continue to do the same thing over and over expecting different results or you can break free from the BS and find a new path.  I am in the Cain camp because out of all the available choices he is the only one that understands the average joe. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Angry Voters and the start of the Average Joe/Jane Movement!

I think it is funny that the Right isn't getting the fact that there are lots of angry voters still out there that don't necessarily share their view on social issues.  The Tea Party is now firmly set to the Right, which leaves a lot of independents and democrats which are concerned with fiscal issues, but don't share the socially conservative point of view.  I knew this would happen and it may cause an end of the fiscally conservative revolution in this country because everyone will drop back into their same old parties because they can't stomach the other side's social agenda.

This is particularly sad for us frugal Americans that just wanted to turn this country around from wasteful government spending and skyrocketing taxes.  Instead the early bipartisan movement has been steadily replaced by a socially conservative agenda and purity tests.  The "Occupiers of Wall Street" are pissed that things still suck after almost three years with the Joker, but they have no where to turn because the Tea Party now requires them to adopt a very conservative social stance which most won't accept.  The very same things said about the early protesters of the Tea Party is being said again about the Occupiers.  The said fact is that the end goal is the same fix Washington and bring this country back to solid footing financially.  They may be focusing their attention on Wall Street, but this is just another head of the same beast.

The American people want to work and make a better life for themselves and their kids.  This is actually no different than the average person the world around, but here in America we have things that are actively preventing this from happening.  We have an out of control government and people getting rich at the expense of the average joe.  The banks got bailed out, but the average joe still lost his house.  Washington spends us into staggering debt, but the average joe loses his job.  We need a new political movement and we need to focus on the real problem saving the average joe.  We need to reign in the career criminals in Washington, the fat cats of Wall Street, and the crony capitalist.  This is a three headed beast that conspires time and time again to screw the average joe.  The funny thing is that it is now getting to the point that there is nothing left to steal, so now what.

If we are going to fix this country, we need to start fixing Washington, so they will stop taking the average joe's hard earned money and using it to bailout Wall Street and giving sweetheart deals to corporations that support their re-election campaigns.  This ends now!  It is time for the average joes of all social stripes to stand against government and business corruption and take back this country.  We were founded on the idea that any average joe can succeed in this nation with hard work and determination.  We the People need to return to this idea and leave the social engineering behind.  We all succeed or fail by the sweat of our brows and refuse to look to the government for a handout. We refuse to allow our tax dollars to be wasted or to line the pockets of business.

Who will stand with me as an average joe or jane to say enough of this BS.  We need to take America Back and make it again the land of opportunity.  If any candidate doesn't see this as the major issue of the 2012 election then they should not even be running to lead this great nation.  I think you can be social conservative and be an average joe or jane, but you can also be social pragmatic and maybe even slightly liberal and still be an average joe or jane.  Here is to the average joes and janes!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Romney and Rubio in 2012

Romney and Rubio in 2012

He is some evidence of that Rubio buzz, but why does he have to be paired with the Ronmey anchor? Sure a Romney/Rubio ticket is likely to mop the floor with the Joker, but more on Rubio's strength than Romney's. Plus we would be stuck with Romney for probably eight years and are we really ready for that. I want to beat the Joker, but do I really want Mitt for eight. I would take Rubio for eight and maybe even Cain or Ryan. I want something more for my vote than Mitt.

Articles: Why Support Herman Cain's Candidacy?

Articles: Why Support Herman Cain's Candidacy?

The buzz is generating on why Cain is a good choice and now another name is starting to get more attention and it isn't Christie, it is my old friend Marco Rubio. Rubio is going to be trouble for some of the "birther" slant because his parents were not born here. Some say he doesn't have enough experience to be even considered, but Rush doesn't seem to have any problem with this strong, principled, articulate conservative. It seems that we haven't found the breath of fresh air that we need in this face to mop the floor with the Joker. I think there are choices such as Cain, Rubio, Ryan, and even Perry or Palin that when properly paired could easily beat the crap out of the Joker. We need to keep our eye on the Senate to ensure even if the Joker wins in a miracle he can't do any more damage to the country.

The good news is that the silliness will end by the end of October because after that any late comer won't be able to get on the ticket in all 50 states. We will have to wait to Halloween before we know the final field, but by then it just may not matter. It will be fun to watch and see who does and does not get in and who throws support behind whom. The fun continues for another month.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Herman Cain Again

I have always loved me some Cain, but his stumbles earlier this year took him off my radar as a candidate.  There are many that are now coming around to him, but as Palin says is he just a flavor of the week.  I don't know, but he has rock solid principles and a head for fixing failing businesses.  He just needs a better support staff that can help him from making silly statements and mistakes out on the trail.  I would love to see him keep pushing to the top and mop the floor with the Joker.  I just hope that now that the bright spotlight is upon him that he is ready for prime time and has a team around him that can keep him headed in the right direction.  What we don't need is another Michelle Bachmann campaign in free fall.

This is a long process and there is no clear front runner for the nomination, so we might as well sit back and enjoy the show.  Perry may have fatally shot himself in the foot, the anybody but Mitt crowd is going strong, and there always seems to be talk of Chris and Sarah.  I do think that Cain is doing things very wisely by keeping his attacks on target and painting himself in contrast to the Joker.  This is a very wise strategy because with Perry/Romney gut punching each other and shedding supporters left and right there needs to be a fresh choice available and the only one currently available is Cain.

This is the same reason that Christie and Palin continue to loom because there is an opening, but the question is are they willing to risk losing to the Joker.  I don't think so.  They both sit this one out and let it fall to Cain's shoulders.  Palin's ego is too big to let that happen, so she should announce in the next week or so.  Palin would be much better off throwing her support to Cain and helping him win the election, but it is all about her so I doubt that is going to happen.  I have truly soured on Palin over the last year and it is becoming more than wearing that she hasn't bothered to step up and run or step back and support.

 Time is running out for her or Christie to join the fight because the money that is sitting on the sidelines now is going to figure pretty soon that they need to back someone or risk Romney getting the nod.  So bench warmers get your ass in the game and set the damn field already.  That way we can say it is a four or five way race and let the voters decide, vice the damn press.

I am hearing some good rumblings about taking the Senate, which is another glimmer of hope.  Plus, based on what MA democrats are running against Scott Brown, we should hold that seat as well.  Maybe I was premature in losing faith in the voters.  We the People are still in charge and we need to make our wishes known.  I guess it might be fatigue or pacing oneself since the election is over a year away, but keep they rays of hope coming and we will power ourselves on to victory in 2012.

Solar power reference, we need to stop wasting money on manufactures and make it worth a person's own money to put it on their house or business.  Getting rebates from the feds and state to put solar on the house allows people to buy/lease the systems, which is a far better business model than throwing huge dollars on manufacturing with no product demand.  Solar will succeed far faster by word of mouth (lower cost) than wasted tax dollars.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Glimmer of Hope

One of the things that I said a long time ago was that we needed a third party of fiscal conservatives that would make up a powerful minority in Congress.  The "Tea Party Republicans" are acting as that third party, sort of, and is making the Joker and the Clown Posse mad.  This is a good start and we need to show these guys all the love we can because they have the full weight of the media, democrats, and RINOs arrayed against them.  It will be hard to stay strong against your own party in particular, especially with sell outs hiding in all the corners.  It is hard to be the only voice of reason in a town full of self-serving career criminals.  If you get a chance take the time to thank them for their stand and help them financially if you can.  This is how we turn this country around and it will take patience and money to defeat the big government progressives from both parties.

Stay strong Tea Party Freshman and know we stand with you.  Don't let those of your own party betray you and make them pay for every inch you are forced to give.  Don't be afraid to name names and let the country know who is twisting your arm to cave into the will of the big government progressives.

Losing Faith!

How about No Taxes at All?

I know that I said that I would be keeping a low profile, but two things that have struck me today that prevents me from holding my tongue. The first is the idea that tax the rich will solve our budget problem. I have always hated the progressive tax system and I am in favor of any flat or fair tax system because we are all Americans and we should all share in the cost of the government. If you have the government reaching into your pocket regularly, you have a much different view on its spending. We need a true tax overhaul that puts every American in the game, I know that this sound ever so cruel for the poorest among us. They are still Americans and share in everything in this country just like everyone else, so make the tax level reasonable for all and then cut government spending to match. This is a pretty simple solution, so it will never see the light of day. As an example, there are say 300 million citizens, where 200 million are over 18, so say $2000 per citizen over 18, which would provide the federal government a $400 billion budget. This would be a max tax burden for a poor family of $4000, so this isn't crazy bad but still pretty tough nut which would make a huge majority of the public give a shit how the government waste their money. There is also the flat tax and fair tax, which are straight percentages of wages or purchasing. These are both better than the current system, so I support them as well. I am fine with zero loophole and deductions 5% for every source of income. I haven't tackled corporate taxes, which should exist but much like the individual tax it should be a straight tax or a flat tax at an extremely low level. The only reason that America will not see any of this because there are special interests on all sides making the huge money and giving it to the politicians. If we as a nation want to fix this situation then the answer is KISS and throwing the career criminals out of office.

The second issue is more along the lines of yesterday's post, in the presidential election we need a candidate. Now there that Perry is in full free fall, Romney is anyone but, and currently there is no one in the race that has a chance again the Joker. Here are five names Perry, Romney, Cain, Christie, and of course Palin, let here why anyone should or shouldn't support any of these guys. Everyone of them is fatally flawed and has very little chance of defeating the Joker, but as always I am open to being swayed. I still think we need to work our asses off on keeping the House and winning the Senate with fiscal conservatives. I want to here what you all have to say on both of these issues because I am losing faith in America's ability to right itself. Give a brother some hope that I am not the only one feeling this way.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sitting Out

As you might have notice that I have been sitting out on things recently because of two things.  First I am busy and I am spending my free time with my wife.  Secondly, I am feeling fatigued by the whole process.  Either we are too dumb to realize that we have to grow up or we just steadfastly choose to ignore the truth, but it doesn't matter which because the result is the same.  We have poor choices to oppose the Joker and frankly it still probably doesn't matter because he is still likely to win re-election because of all those that blindly support him regardless how shitty things have gotten.

We don't have a candidate that can hold their own on the Republican side and that means the Joker will mop the floor with them next year.  I really don't believe that there is a miracle worker sitting on the bench just waiting to jump in.  Don't say Palin because women hate her, so good luck getting her elected in a country that is 51% female.  I had this feeling and stated it here several times that unless the economy completely cratered that the Joker would win re-election and it seems to coming true. 

The economy is bad, but the MSM hides the truth for the Joker.  The American people are still in love with him, so the dynamics of the last presidential election are still in place.  You have a solid block voting at 95% for him just because he is a black democrat and that isn't going to change (see CBC treatment).  You have at best a weak field of opposition and he will eat both Perry and Romney for breakfast based on recent performances by both.  It is almost too late to go to the bench because time is running out and we are down by three scores.  Add to that you have only a bunch of washed up vets, green ass rookies, and a couple of banged up questionable talent players on the bench.

The only thing I can see is once again we need to focus on the House and the Senate.  I have said it before that this is the key to the future and turning this thing around.  The core fiscal conservatives in the House are doing their job, so we now need to get them help in the Senate.  If we own the House and Senate, we can make the Joker dance to our tune (see Bill Clinton) because every narcissist is only worried how they will be remembered in the history books.  It would be much better to make him a one term president, but we are pissing that opportunity away with the team we are fielding currently.

You have to either bring your A game or focus on winning the long term battle. Since we don't apparently have an A game, then we need to focus on winning the Senate and start forcing the Joker to bend to our will.  He can either sign the bills he is given or be solely responsible for shutting down the government, further rating decreases, throwing granny off the cliff, and any other bad thing.  Clinton was a POS as fully demonstrated by the impeachment thing, but he signed a lot of bills that the Republicans forced upon him.  The fact that the dumb bastards got greedy and started spending like they were democrats is a whole other post.

We must focus on putting small government fiscal conservatives into the Senate and keeping the "Tea Party" caucus together in the House.  We do that and we still have a chance of saving this country in spite of the Joker.  Fail on either front then this country is banana republic bound with hyperinflation and no way to service the debt other than huge tax increases and austerity budget cuts.  I am ok with budget cuts, but can't stomach any more taxes. 

So, I will continue to keep a low profile while all this BS continues and wait until my state's primary season to ensure a fiscal conservative is selected. All politics is local, so unless we can convince more people to dump their liberal Senator, then all this is just smoke and mirrors.  Good luck America because either we take the Senate in 2012 or face a global financial meltdown that makes 2008 look like a spit in the ocean.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Money for Nothing: Phoenix taxpayers foot the bill for union work | Goldwater Institute

Money for Nothing: Phoenix taxpayers foot the bill for union work | Goldwater Institute

This is why public service unions should be outlawed. This is utter and complete crap that it cost Phoenix $3.7 million to support the union, that then demands higher wages and greater benefits. The union doesn't support these people the taxpayer does and apparently to the tune of 100% and then some. I wonder how long this has been going on and how long it will be allowed to continue. I appreciate that the police officers and firefighters have difficult jobs, but I wonder how much more money the bottom of that group would get paid if the top of that chain wasn't stealing $3.7 million a year. I hate unions because they steal money out of everyone's pocket and especially their members and I do know of what I speak because I was in the Labors Union. The whole BS about get better wages and benefits is only true for the top layer, ask any auto bottom rung auto assemblyman. They take all the cuts while the top members get all the sweet deals, but you stay long enough you rise to the top and all that money. The problem is that all humans are greedy little bastards and everyone wants more and more regardless of the consequences. This goes for management as well as the unions, and the biggest money sucking group of bastards are the politicians. Ever see a poor man in Congress? This madness won't stop until the people rise up and say enough.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

BHO policies have low approval among Americans

The GOP takeover of congress has translated into “hand-to-hand combat for the next few years or so claims our president as he was out on the campaign trail recently calling on black Americans to get out and vote in lock-step to mindlessly keep Democrats in Congress to do his bidding and rubber stamp his policies. Hmm.... "Hand-to-hand combat" sounds like a tad of a violent threat from our pacifist president doesn't it? The political pundits and talking heads are wailing and moaning or prognosticating that Mr. Obama is out of touch with the American people. No one can get through to him because he has his policies in place to "fundamentally change American" and Americans into automatons locked in the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the Beltway all seeing and all controlling government. But are things really so bad for Mr. Obama on the political front. Let's say, the American people decide to toss out more Democrats in the next election. What changes? Nothing, not a single thing. The President can and will veto every measure the Republicans /Conservatives pass to try to bring this country to its founding roots. He can also use (and has) those pesky Executive Orders to install tyranny and there is nothing that anyone can do about it. Mr. Obama made no mystery about the change he wants to bring to America. Although he didn't especially use these words, the goal of the administration seems to be to destroy the middle class and make access to the American Dream in accessible to minorities. Why? Because he doesn't want those folks to make decisions for themselves; he or his party don't want those folks to taste freedom as well as the grand American spirit of taking responsibility for one's success. Reaching those goals and sitting back to relax after a good day's work, proud of one's labor and accomplishment is the gift that keeps on giving and building the soul that makes America and Americans - all of us - strong. Stepping back just a bit, I don't think Mr. Obama has been one bit unhappy since the Republicans were put into Congressional power because they are still effectively powerless against the power of the ever encroaching federal government. If your goal is to break the middle class, foster more dependency upon the nanny state, keep the wool over the eyes of minorities and keep many of them locked into the mind-set that they are victims, take control of business and industry, take over our health care system, then I'd say our president can look back over the last two years and clink glasses with Reid and Pelosi and say, "Hey, man, job well-done." We don't need Al Qaeda. We can bring America to its knees all on our own with legislative measures that are over 2,000 pages long and give the job of filling in the details to federal agencies. Have we lost control of our representative republic? Absolutely, you have it! The Progressives or Far Left Liberals have been working since the turn of the last century and it has taken about 100 years to shred our founding principles. Before anyone goes off screaming and hollering, I have to be fair and admit that Democrat as well as Republican presidents have worked toward making us a Socialist Marxist nation. There are distinctions between the two, but both parties are at fault for moving this thought process forward unfortunately. The only difference at one level is the Republicans are sneaky and veiled in their assault where the Democrat leadership, much like the leadership of the Islamic Fundamentalist tells us what they plan to do to our nation to change it. And we fail to believe them each and every time... To me, Mr. Obama is just following and building on the failed tradition of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Do you remember the day she marched down to Capitol Hill with her large satchels at hand, the satchels that carried all of her plans for that massive HEALTH CARE over hall she was going to push through? Well, I wonder just how much of Hillary's plan is neatly wrapped up in that 2,000 page bill on Health Care the Dems passed. I'll bet they didn't have to do much to develop it except just dress it up a bit, put it in new binders, reprint it on non-yellowed paper and call it NEW. Yes, whether we American people throw out the Progressive Democrats or not, Mr. Obama should be pleased with the success his administration and the Congress have had striving to reach their goals. How long will it take to undo the nightmare of the train wreck coming our way? It will take as long as it takes and the first place to start is to get rid of the federal Department of Education. We are well aware and have known for a long time that education is the key! The states must take back the responsibility of educating their citizens. There are many good teachers across America but they are forced to belong to the NEA, a national union, (or something like it) and the union, like all unions, is not about anything but their own power and protecting the pay and benefits of union members whether they are qualified or not. I guess Mr. Obama is threatening the American people with "hand-to-hand" combat if they put more Republicans in office. For those of us who have served in combat or supported husbands and wives who have served in combat, that is not a statement to be tossing around lightly. Pitting Americans against one another even figuratively is ill advised and poorly thought out. American citizens deserve better from a president. Shame on him...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Joe Namath and the Old-Fashioned View of Punishment

Joe Namath and the Old-Fashioned View of Punishment

I played for a local legend coach and he did the same thing to a couple of senior defensive starters, they broke the rules and they were off the team for their entire senior year. Playing high school or college sports is a privilege and not a right. If you want to argue about all the money that is around corrupting college athletics, I couldn't agree with you more, but it starts and ends with the parents and fans. If parents provided the discipline that these kids need then they wouldn't be out in bar fights, stealing computers, or God knows whatever else. The fact that every athlete thinks they are a star bigger than the rules of society, school, or the law, this is the core problem. We need more stories of wrecked futures and how there are serious consequences to breaking rules.

With my coach, you knew that if you stepped over the line you were gone and the same seems to be true of Bear Bryant. It is a tough road to travel because there will be many second guessers out there saying if he hadn't of done that we would have won ______. This is what is wrong in the world today both on and off the field. We have to take responsibility for our own actions and there must be consequences for failure to abide by the rules. The fact that your playing days could be over for good for failure to meet the rules is oh so draconian, how can we remove such a bright future for so underprivileged a child. This attitude leads to inappropriate adult behaviors (Pacman Jones) or even worse. Where are the cautionary tales of broken dreams? If you are a criminal that feels you are above the law because you play a game and then are actually allowed to be above the law, then America you reap what you sow.

I know that athletic scholarships are a ticket out, but at what cost to the society left behind. If you reward a criminal, then what modifies behavior to prevent worse the next time around? If a star athlete is kicked off the team and loses their ticket out, then maybe the next up and coming star thinks twice about breaking the rules. This goes for all areas of life. If the career criminals in Washington are allowed to continue in their corruption then there is little incentive for the new guys to be any different or even worse. WE THE PEOPLE have every right and responsibility to police our representatives and to enforce the rule of law and decency. We need to throw the career criminals out, it may take a few cycles, but it is absolutely necessary to show that there is a standard of behavior that is acceptable and failure to meet it has consequences. I know that currently there is only a small group that feels this way, but leveling the playing field has a tendency to expand the feeling because equality is in front of the law is a very basic tenet of America.

Restoring the American Dream is going to take hard work and sacrifice because that is the American Dream, hard work and sacrifice are a ticket to success and a brighter future. You don't just get the golden ticket by bypassing the system and having the law look the other way, we as Americans love a winner, but we love an underdog winner even more because that is America. We went from a rag-tag group of rebels to the top of the heap by fight for equality, freedom, and the rule of law. We were the shining light of possibility for the whole world, but now we are a bloated lawless bunch that only worries about what we can get for free. We need to remember and fight for the freedom of opportunity, but not regulate the outcome. We need to know that we all play by the same rules and our hard work will result in reward. We need to know that if we work hard and follow the rules that we have and equal chance of success and that no one, star athlete or politician, is above the law. I have felt this way for some time and this election cycle and all the happening in the NCAA only show that constantly rewarding bad behavior has dire consequences.

If the NCAA truly wanted to fix the problem then they would make the consequences extremely dire for the cheaters and the lawless, but not just the "underprivileged" athlete but the school as a whole. You cheat or condone it then you are out big money from TV contracts, you don't have football or basketball for a few years (SMU). The students could go to other schools and the administrators and coaches could be fired. I know this can't be allowed because the rich and powerful will not allow it, but if you make the consequences dire enough behaviors will change. Ohio States loses a bunch of key players for a bowl game, then maybe the next time they think twice about breaking the rules. I am talking about Ohio State the University not just the team, if they aren't allowed to be on TV or compete in a championship or they lose the sport for a few years and all the associated money, then maybe they would find following the rules a good idea. This will of course never happen because we are talking billions of dollars and no one wants to see that money tap turned off. It is similar with Congress, the corrupt ones keep getting re-elected because of all the money and power and who really wants to see that tap turned off by electing a newbie freshman that knows nothing about how things "work" in Washington.

I don't hold out a lot of hope for the future of this country because I don't think we are serious about fixing our problems. We get all squeamish when it comes to fixing entitlements and putting this country back on solid footing. We can't allow our team or interest to suffer because we don't have our star player or career criminal making sure we get ours. Good luck America, we had a good run, but the clock is running down and we have a long way to go to recover.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Perry Will Win Big?

Perry Will Win Big

I have been sitting on the sidelines for a few weeks now because I have been busy trying to make a living and enjoying the wonderful summertime in PHX. I find it interesting that no matter who is running for President against the Joker, they are a better choice. This is a pretty simple and straight forward fact. I would take someone who isn't fully polished over a great teleprompter any day. I would take someone that has actual experience over the empty suit that now occupies the White House. No one candidate is going to be perfect on every single count, but some are going to be better than others on somethings. I don't care if it is Perry or Rubio or Ryan, as long as they win and remove the Joker form office. I like Palin and Bachmann, but it will be too close to call with them because of the negatives they have with the independents. Sure Ryan scared the crap out of the old people, but if he's on the ticket then he will get a national megaphone to tell his side of the story. Rubio is it just because he is! He will be our next VP and he will mop the floor with Joe. Perry isn't perfect, but right now we need a cowboy that is willing to the pull the trigger. We need some American swagger that we've lost thanks to the Joker. We need to put fear back into the heart of our enemies and show the world America is still alive and kicking. Is Perry perfect? Hell no, but who is and if we keep clawing at each other's throats, we will get four more with the Joker.

I have said it before and I guess I will have to keep saying, we need to pick a team Perry/Rubio or Perry/Ryan or Perry/Palin and then proceed to kick the crap out of the Joker and his Clown Posse Media. If we are in it to win it, then we need to get our act together and stomp the crap out of the liberals and keep stomping all the way to the White House. We need solid plans and commitments that the American public can actually point to and rally around. We need the Ryan plan out there showing us a path to turn this mess around, we need to slaughter sacred cows and cut tax rates while closing every damn loophole regardless. We need to have every American paying some tax, so they have skin in the game. We need to stop having 50% pay while 50% take, that is utter BS. Would you join a club where on you had to pay a membership, but have of the other members didn't. Doesn't sound fair does it! This is America, we all play by the same rules and we should all have a part in paying for it. So close every last one of those sweetheart loopholes and that includes home mortgage deduction. Lower the tax rate to make up the difference, so I can actually pay my mortgage and taxes without having to decide whether I get to eat or not. Make the bottom bracket in the 3-5% range and though I absolutely hate it make it go up from there progressively. They don't get tax reform without first getting spending reform, which means a balanced budget and entitlement reform.

We can fix this country if we want to and it going to take a cowboy or a hunter to make it happen. We need a fiscal policy wonk on the team and we need people that are going to tell us the truth about the sad state of our government. Like Chris Christie said, the party is over and they money's all gone. He can't help that the previous bunch of politicians lied, but the truth is the money is gone, so we need to figure out how to move forward from here. Fight amongst ourselves and we will be waiting until 2016 and by then it might be too late to save this great republic. YOU DECIDE!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Dangerous Point of View...Indeed

A Dangerous Point of View...Indeed

This shows that we do make a difference when we head to the voters booth. By tossing out so many last year we scared this POS congress-critter from Michigan. I have to wonder if this dinosaur will wander off to the dinosaur graveyard or will we have to wait until God has had enough. We need to keep working to put more and more conservatives into Congress, especially in the Senate next year. We need to be a rock solid core of fiscal conservatives that won't put up with the BS the career criminals in Washington have been shoveling for years.

Why RINOs But Not DINOs?

Why RINOs But Not DINOs?

I would take this idea one step further, if there were such an animal then why not dump both parties and have the fiscal conservatives build their own party out of the refuse of both liar parties. We do need non-leftist Democrats, but the tent as currently constructed with a social conservative doorman isn't going to win big elections. We need a big fiscal conservative tent that loves every limited government patriot alike and lets those things that divide us to come later once we get our financial house in order. I know I have said this all before, but there are a lot of unhappy fiscally conservative Democrats that are hard working and hate government waste as much as the fiscally conservative Republicans. We have to stop pushing them away with purity tests and making our message so unpalatable to squishy middle independents and Reagan Democrats. If you force everyone to bow down to the "gay marriage & abortion" far right then regardless of the great ideas you have on fixing the economy will never see the light of day because you won't win a general election. The squishy middle is willing to have a social conservative in office, but they don't want a social conservative crusader in office. The most of the American public knows what is right deep down, but beating them up constantly doesn't win them over. There are positions that you can take that don't violate your social conservative principles, while not making people run from a right wing theocracy. Reagan was able to strike a balance, so why run people off with purity tests unless you would rather keep the Joker and the Insane Clown Posse in office for four more years.

It is time to pick a winner and support the heck out of them all the way to the White House. The Joker is on the ropes and now is the time to knock his dumb ass out. We need fiscal sanity now and we can deal with slavery (social issues) later. Our Founding Fathers knew this and so in order to form a more perfect union they let some things slide, even thought they were evil and destructive. You don't fix every thing overnight and you sure don't fix anything by losing big elections. The landslide in 2010 was for fiscal conservatives, which mostly come from the social conservative backgrounds, but Presidential elections are about having a solid message that resonates with the squishy middle. I am not saying flip-flop all over the place, but focus on being fiscally conservative and have a solid plan. I hate RINOs as much as anyone, but because they are really CINOs and they believe bigger government is better. Kill off big government, end wasting tax dollars, and putting Americans back to work, stick to how you solve those problems and regardless of your personal feelings on abortion or gay marriage you will win in 2012. This isn't rocket science people, the voters are fed up and need real change. They took a chance on a socialist in moderate clothing and you see where that go us, so this time why not a conservative in fiscal conservative clothing.

I hope this helps clear up where I think we need to head in the up coming months and how we are going to win the White House. I know that there are a whole lot of people out there that think that abortion first everything else second wins the day, but that just isn't a current reality. We have let the progressives drag this country too far down the sewer to think one or two elections are going to turn this country around. We need a strong fiscal policy back by a strong Judeo-Christian backbone, but it will take time to undo 100 years of progressivism and you can't prevent people from joining the team because their judgement is clouded by years of brainwashing by the left. You love them and bring them in and show them a better way. Once you cloth and feed them, then you can show them where this wonderfulness comes from. You can't tell an out of work, drunk, hungry man that he should save money, so it is with this failing country. People need jobs, so you can't tell them that preventing abortion is all important. You need to apply conservative principles to get people working again, then show them why be conservative works. I am a firm believer in the teaching they will know us by our love, so I love America and I want to fix it, but I also know being negative and hateful won't make that happen.

Funny Thing

Here is a funny thing, the feds are going to go after the medical marijuana people with vigor, while ignoring the boarder.  As a citizen of a newly approved medical marijuana state and one that has boarder issues, I would think that the government should spend a hell of a lot more resources protecting our boarders than attacking small businessmen.  Medical marijuana had its day on the ballot and the voice of the people spoke.  They feel that it is something they want in their state, so why is nanny state big government blindly ignoring the will of the people and attacking such easy targets?  That answer is easy, it shows they are doing something.  It doesn't matter how wrong headed and stupid it is, they are still doing something.  AZ also passed a law to protect its boarders and to enforce the law, but you don't see the Joker and his Insane Clown Posse wasting their time enforcing immigration laws or protecting our boarder.  As a topper to the cake this morning the guns from Fast & Furious are now showing up on Phoenix streets.  That just goes to show that based on the evidence the Joker and his Posse are in bed with the Mexican Drug Cartels and are waging war on AZ.  This just goes to show that you never know where you will end up once you start connecting the dots.  This wasn't a complicated or difficult path either and the Joker fully supports his war on AZ, so maybe AZ should take a page from the Texas playbook and cede out of the union, since like in Libya the Joker is running an unauthorized/illegal war against us.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Clueless, Callous Commander-in-Chief

A Clueless, Callous Commander-in-Chief

The Joker is no leader and he sure and the hell does not give a rat's ass about the troopers that he commands. You would think that he would at least take the time to get his shit straight when talking to a military audience about their highest honor. The Joker makes me want to puke!

Chile's Private Accounts Turn 30 - Investors.com

Chile's Private Accounts Turn 30 - Investors.com

Are we so arrogant to think that no one in the world other than America has good ideas? Here is Chile allowing it's citizens to choose their retirement plan of market base private plans with government oversight. Seems a hell of a lot better than no choice and government theft. I wrote some time back about Portugal decriminalizing drug use, which has proven extremely successful there, so recently there have been calls to do the same here. We used to be a melting pot and were willing to accept new ideas, but it seems we have allowed ourselves to think we know better than everyone else and our quickly headed down the road to ruin. I think we need to scour the globe to find real solution that are proven winners and get off our lazy ass and make them work here.
As an example Japan builds better cars, Ford figured this out and has improved its quality and is selling more cars, GM ignores this fact and still builds crappy cars and requires a massive bailout. Here is another one, you want more businesses to HQ in your country you lower your corporate tax rate, just like Canada or you can keep making doing business expensive and hard like here. We need to wake up and realize the business as usual in America isn't going to cut it anymore and it is time to start fixing the problems instead of keep punting them down the road.
Solve Social Security by gutting the bloat government agency, allow people choice, and a huge influx of capital into the market, sounds like winner, winner chicken dinner to me. Want to save Medicare then take the money out of Washington's grubby paws and put it back in the peoples hands. Have a private medical IRA system that our money goes into and earns interest on until we need it when we are old or major medical need. When you partner this with a high deductible major medical, you again have another winner. So by taking Washington mostly out of the equation, we have winning solutions to two huge debt producing problems that actually meet people's long term needs.
Why neither of these will ever happen, the government needs your money to control you! If they can't control you than what is the fun in that. We need to force new ideas into these chuckle heads and see our way to a new and brighter future. If the AARP wants the status quo then let them have it, but everyone under 55 should have the option of taking charge and saving for our own future. Market mutual funds for savings and medical IRAs are two solutions that would save America from itself, so are we too proud to accept other people's ideas or are we willing to embrace good ideas regardless of point of origin? I want to here what you guys have to say on this.