Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gov. Daniels walks back comments about Dem fleebaggers

Gov. Daniels walks back comments about Dem fleebaggers

I guess I fell for the media bias and failed in my due diligence in regards to Gov. Daniels position on the fleebaggers in his own state. I really like the guy, but he needs some serious help keeping his foot out of his mouth. This latest incident added to the truce talk, just doesn't make the points he needs to make to win the nomination, never mind the presidency. He needs a clear and focused message with concrete actions that he intends to take to resolve the nations problems. He needs to focus on one subject at a time, which would have saved us from this latest incident. If he would have said that he was upset with the fleebaggers and wanted them to return as one complete thought before moving onto the protesters then there would have been zero to report or twist. Here is how is should have gone, those legislators that have fled from their sworn duty are wrong and they need to return to work. I do admire the democratic process where every American has an opportunity to peaceably protest the actions of their government without threat of violence. I will not abide by violence on either side and hopefully we will be able to bring this problem to a resolution that is acceptable to the people of Indiana.

I guess my general disappointment in Gov. Daniels is that if he intends to help save this country from itself then he needs to step up his game and make clear and concise points of matters of the day or else he is going to suffer the Palin treatment of being too dumb to make an acceptable President. Which we all know is impossible since the Joker has now set an extremely low bar on what it takes to be President. Daniels needs to team up with someone that brings fire and passion to the fight (Cain) and start working out a solid plan to fix the mess. Endorse the Road Map, set forth a plan for tax reform, and start using that 100 lb brain for more than a hat rack. The American people are ready for an adult and this guy is an adult but they are not ready for a bumbling idiot that can be seen as lucking into the right place at the right time. Daniels needs to start hitting them with the wonk and no letting up until every American understands that we are headed in to the crapper unless we do something now. Force the Joker to defend his spendthrift ways with hard facts, show how reduced government spending and regulation actually stimulates the economy, not blowing money we don't have on wasteful government projects. Show how lowing corporate taxes brings jobs in, instead of driving them away like we have for decades.

I was rash to judge Mitch so quickly, but I am sick and tired of weak willed or the appearance of weakness from a Republican "top tier" candidate. These guys need to grow some stones and stop worrying about the media, but since they can't be avoided be prepared with facts and clear and concise answers. Mitch, it is time to get your crap in a sock and start acting like someone the people can trust to be the next president and not a back tracking unsure of what to say pansy. The people will respect you more if you are straight forward with the truth even if it hurts then if you constantly make your supporters have to guess what you were trying to say. Get a platform, get some coaching, and get in the damn game.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mitch Daniels caves

Mitch Daniels caves

It is a shame that he has not stomach for a good fight, so he is now off the list as a possible candidate. He might make the VP ranks, but he is not Presidential material for sure. I liked the idea of a guy that could get spending under control, but this guy isn't willing to fight which is a skill set that the next President is definitely going to need. The next President is going to have to be tough and fight the elites every step of the way to put the federal government back in its box. I still like Cain and Christie, but the rest of the field is pretty much a lost cause. Some one rescue us from the Republican waking undead! We need a leader with backbone and a set of stones that will do the heavy lifting of turning this country around. I am not exactly sure about Christie, but Cain seems to be on track. Cain's biggest problem is that he isn't well known and though he is showing up in all the right places and saying all the right things, only a handful of Americans have even heard his name. It is a weak field and there just doesn't seem to be anyone that the majority of Americans can rally behind (don't even say Palin because she can't get even a majority of Republicans never mind all Americans), so as Beebs says get ready for four more years of the Joker. The only thing that could derail the Joker's second term is $5 gas, which is very likely at this point, so we have a glimmer of hope if we can only find a candidate.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Works and Days » Decline Is in the Mind

Works and Days » Decline Is in the Mind

Great article that shows that we can turn this around if we only get off our fat lazy butts and make America work again. We need to stop letting the eco-nazis and the liberals dictate the terms, so we can tap our resources and stop sending our wealth overseas. We need to get America back to work and put an end to the government dole. Britain has scene what happens when you make it easier not to work and collect from the government, so why the hell would be want to follow in those footsteps of socialist Europe. I say it is time to get back to our roots of self reliance and self determination. Work hard and make a better life for you and your family. It can still happen even today in America because if poor white boy from the sticks of Maine can make good enough living to worry about being rich by the Joker's standard than anyone can do the same. I didn't get some fancy Ivy league education or some government handout (unless 20 years of military service counts as a handout).

I worked and scraped my way through college and spent twenty years in leadership school to emerge into a tough economy, but I do what is needed and have made a place for myself. No one gave me a thing, so I am sick and tired of all the whiners complaining and all the politicians saying it is too hard to fix this mess. That is pure unadulterated BS. We can fix this mess if you join together and let those a-holes know that they have no other choice. The only thing a politician worries about is getting re-elected, so we make it perfectly clear that they will not if they don't do what needs to be done. Is is going to hurt in the short-term, hell yes, but that can't stop us from doing what is right in the long term. I said it yesterday that we need to put the pressure on and rally to the adults like Christie, Cain, Daniels, and anyone else that is seriously talking about fixing this mess and crush the weak willed ones. If any politicians isn't talking about seriously fixing this mess by cutting government then they should be sent packing. If they aren't talking policies that promote energy independence and industry friendly environment then they need to go as well. We must rally or it will be to late to stop the decline real or imagined.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Christie Showing the Power of the Real New Tone

Christie Showing the Power of the Real New Tone

Here is another article proving my point about needing a rallying point and a strong leader. Pick a fiscal conservative message, say the Road Map, get some adult leadership to fully support and defend it, and then keep hammering away at the weak ones that fold to the Democrats. Name names and call out the weak one because until we hold them accountable they will continue to sell us down the river. Listen to Christie, Cain, and Daniels. Palin swing that big money stick their way and get this thing moving. We need to grind the weak on the wheels of true fiscal conservatism and liberty. Use their fat to grease our machine of big government dismantlement. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and let the weak dictate terms to us. We need to rally behind the strong and sane leadership that is going to get us out of this mess. We need each politician to feel some serious heat and job insecurity. We can not rest until sanity returns and we have a balanced budget and we are paying off the national debt vice adding to it.

The Doomed President

The Doomed President

This is a very interesting take on why Obama is not going to win in 2012. I like it and it makes sense, but if the Congress stalls his assault on America, then things might turn around enough for the stupid ones to re-elect him. It doesn't help that the Republicans don't have anyone strong enough to run a stake through the Joker and his liberal policies. I know Palin is strong with words, but weak in general polls. I wish we had a clear message and a solid leader to rally around. So why not rally around Daniels/Cain or force a Christie/Cain or some other straight talking adult to the front with a strong message. We need to get out in front of this failing economy and huge government spending before the buffoons in Washington hasten our demise with dithering over a few billion when we are 14 trillion in debt. We need the voice of the people to push the Joker off the stage and show what a true lame duck he is by having the next President and Vice President leading the way with truth and actions, so Congress can feel the American people's boot on their neck to do what is right. We need to empower the guys that want to do the right thing and show how lame the Joker and his constant BS truly are. If we want a change in 2012 then we need a change now in how things are done. We need a champion of right and the people need to rally behind the future President. Palin needs to throw he weight behind the right guy and force the others to follow. We the People need to demand better from Washington and propel our team to victory through constant steady support. I don't care who they are as long as they are serious, experienced and ready to do some very heavy lifting on the behalf of the people of America.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What to do with Fannie and Freddie?

What to do with Fannie and Freddie?

I know what to do with them and it is let them fail or survive in the competitative marketplace. If they can't survive then they should declare bankrupcy and sell off their assets. A novel idea to let the system work as intended and not burden the tax payers with the criminal management of these two entities. Our government needs to shed itself of the things that it has no place being involved in and focusing on the things that it should be doing like fixing the tax structure and cutting huge amount of spending and figuring out how to fix entitlements so they are not government run any longer. I have come to the end of my rope on the Washington BS and it is now time to actually start fix this damn mess.

American Thinker Blog: Why Can't My Health Insurance Be Like My Car Insurance?

American Thinker Blog: Why Can't My Health Insurance Be Like My Car Insurance?

Some interesting thoughts on health care reform and how to fix the health insurance industry. The funny thing is that the health insurance industry has very little incentive to fix things because they are making lots and lots of money. They stand to make even more money when millions of young people are forced by the government to buy insurance, while giving up pre-existing conditions which is backed by government. This whole debate has been in their favor and who can blame them for raking in the dough falling from our pockets, they are in business to make money.

If we want true reform then lets have tort reform today, why wait! Lets have interstate insurance policies, again why wait! The only reason to wait is for political gain, which is complete and utter BS. Repeal Obamacare, but there is no reason that while that fight is ongoing not to do the two other things that would actually make a difference in us the ones being fleeced. I know if we actually did something, Obama would take the credit and it would almost assure him of re-election, which is no damn excuse for playing politics but rather a sad commentary on the state of our country. I understand that Congress doesn't want to give him another feather for his cap, so he can go about crowing about his tax cuts or his reforms.

I am going to say something blasphemous, who the hell cares! Fix the damn system, so we the taxpayers get to worry less. Help us not have to decided health care or food or gas. The country is in the crapper and now is not the time to worry about who gets the credit for fixing it. If the criminals in Washington what to impress me then they need to help us by doing the things that will actually make a difference in our lives. Reform the tax structure. Fix rising health care costs. Do something to reduce the deficit and the National Debt. Roll back or eliminate regulations that prevent us from creating more jobs or becoming energy independent. Hell lets use our resources to power our country back to greatness and make America the greatest place on Earth to do business. Lower the corporate tax, if Canada can do it even with socialized medicine then we should be able to as well.

We need to grow up and start acting like adults. It really doesn't matter who gets the credit if we actually fix this country because there will be credit to go around, the Tea Party, Republicans in the House, the nearly even Senate, and the President. If the goal is to have control of everything then let the country fall farther in the crapper, just so we can go back to those wonderful spendthrift days of Bush. Otherwise, lets force Washington to do what is right and fix the damn mess they created now, vice kicking it down the road. I don't care if it is a Democrat or a Republican that fixes the mess as long as the mess is fixed.

There are a lot of ideas floating around out there, so why not adopt and few and get things rolling in the right directions, vice wasting our time about how it doesn't do enough or who gets the damn credit. The voters are pissed at both parties and they should damn well know it and we are going to toss them out on their collective asses if they don't start doing something to fix this country NOW!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pajamas Media » What Guns Would the Founders Ban?

Pajamas Media » What Guns Would the Founders Ban?

What a wonderful take on what the Founding Fathers thought about the 2nd Amendment. I have already commented at the site, but I will repeat it here as well. I believe in a fully armed public and every (sane) American adult should own two weapons, a handgun for personal defense and a rifle for home and property defense. They should be fully trained to use both and their safe handling. This works in Israel and Switzerland because of mandatory military service, but would be extremely useful here. I believe strongly petty crime ends when the consequences are a high likelihood of death. It would also end home invasions and with biometric triggering the guns would be useless for anyone by the owner. This would also be useful in defending against all enemies foreign and domestic because I highly doubt that most of them would be stupid enough to take on a fully armed and trained populace (militia) as the Founding Fathers intended. I know that there are those out there that believe all guns are bad and what happened in Tucson only proves the point, but my counter is what would have happened if everyone there would have been carrying and saw this butt nugget shoot the Congresswoman? I think we would not be having a trial right now because deadly force would have been authorized and I for one would have gladly put that mutt down before he hurt and killed so many people. Let's hear what you all think about this.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Reagan Meant to America

What Reagan Meant to America

Very nice read about a very great American. I sure miss his positive outlook in the face of utter darkness. Any comparison with the Joker is false because as the Joker talked about hope and change, President Reagan embodied hope and delivered a change for the better on all fronts.

Stop the Fraud -- Freeze the Debt Ceiling

Stop the Fraud -- Freeze the Debt Ceiling

This guy has some interesting ideas about this issue and I frankly like them. You can't keep telling a little kid that there are going to be consequences for bad behavior and never actually enforce them. This is the same with politicians, if you keep saying spending our money like it is water is unacceptable, but never do anything about it they will keep doing what they have been doing. If we finally slam on the brakes and bust a few heads, then the rest of the morons will quickly fall into line. The American public has been scream for the politicians to stop and even threw a bunch out of office, but a lot of the remaining ones just still don't get it. So, when they vote to raise the limit, we take their names and find someone to start running against them immediately in their primary or an opposition candidate. There are millions of of people with a few dollars to spend on a campaign to rid us of the career criminals in Washington (see Allen West's campaign).

We can no longer sit by and let these criminals steal our children's futures just so they can avoid the hard issues. They only worry about getting re-elected, so make it painfully obvious to each and everyone of them if they vote to raise the ceiling they are in for the fight of their lives. We can't keep going along to get along any longer. We must punish the guilty and behavior will change. Actions have consequences and negative actions should have very negative consequences to change behavior. We need to keep the phones and faxes pouring in to our representatives, so they know we are serious and we also need to start looking for replacements.

American Thinker: Obama's Rathole Moment

American Thinker: Obama's Rathole Moment

Here is an interesting take on the President's "Sputnik Moment". I agree that as long as we keep spreading the money far and wide or school systems will continue to fail because we are looking to raise all boats 1% vice a focused approach which would propel a much smaller group to higher heights. I know this sound bad, but it is true. If you divide the billions of dollars across all children then you might see minimal improvement, but target it to the kids that have already shown the ability to learn and then you might help produce a couple of super 100lb brains that might get us out of the mess we are in. I am not saying throw the rest of the kids to the wolves, but rather let's focus some much needed attention on the best and brightest.

I also think that we need to have other avenues available for kids that don't learn as well in a book environment, such as trade schools with hands on learning. We have tons of electronic equipment that must be maintained and even updated, so why not train people to meet this need or advanced auto repair for the new car types or child care. Or any number of sorely lacking professions that don't require a college education, but need some training to do them well. Why keep pouring money down rat holes to raise test scores when there are people who would be happier and give back to society in far more productive ways if they were provided hands on training, vice daily bludgeoning with books.