Monday, April 25, 2011

Gasoline Prices and Speculators: They Think You Are Stupid

Gasoline Prices and Speculators: They Think You Are Stupid

Some very interesting thoughts on the matter of why gas prices are shooting through the roof. I wonder how much longer the stupid people are going to believe the Joker's lies and force a day of reckoning.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Losing the Future - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

Losing the Future - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

A wonderful take on the Joker's message on winning the future. If we keep this up there will be no future. We need to stop pouring money down the liberal rabbit holes and start cutting our loses, starting with the departments that have failed miserably in their missions, Energy and Education. I think we need to stop sending money to Washington to solve a local problem, who could make better use of the money Washington or your local school board? I know some school boards our nuts, but you can actually meet with them not like you can do that with anyone at the Dept. of Wasted Tax Dollars. DOE is another failure because we are now more dependent on foreign oil than when they were formed, so lets call it a failed experiment and revoke their charter. Why do we send so much gas tax to Washington, when that money could be more directly used by the states without the feds taking their skim and wasting it on roads to nowhere. If you don't have a lot of gas tax revenue in your state then you really don't need a lot of new roads now do you, so lets stop sending our money to Washington to be stolen or wasted. The fact that people think it is okay for Washington to have anything to do with education is ridiculous. The only thing that Washington should be doing about highways is ensuring that there are interstates and that the trucks driving on them are safe. They should not be deciding which local roads and bridges are built and they sure and the hell should not be spending a dime of my gas tax in Alaska or WV for roads that no one needs or even wants. If we want to change the future, we need to return the power to the states and cities where we can actually be heard and obeyed (and I did say obeyed because last I checked they are our elected representatives not our lords).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mr. Speaker: You Should Have Listened to Michele Bachmann

Mr. Speaker: You Should Have Listened to Michele Bachmann

Here is a very interesting take on the budget deal and wraps right into my other rants for the day.

That Donald Trump Is Pretty Shrewd

That Donald Trump Is Pretty Shrewd

A very interesting take on what the Donald is doing to the Joker and I for one fully support his shock and awe attacks. The Joker needs to be unmasked and shown as the liar and incompetent that he truly is. Keep up the good work Mr. Trump!

Will It Take A New Political Party to Save America?

Will It Take A New Political Party to Save America?

Some very interesting thoughts on how the new party will emerge on the scene due to the bungling by the current Republican "leadership". They keep collapsing like a Walmart made in China lawn chair and they will cease to exist as a party. We are going to end up with two new parties or possibly three or more parties. The fiscal conservatives in this country have had enough of Washington smoke and mirrors. They have also had enough of the weak Republicans, so 2012 is the Republican party's last chance to change things and based on current events it doesn't look like they get it yet. They haven't picked a strong fiscal conservative to rally around and they are making weak ass deals on spending at every turn. Them pissing on my foot and telling me it is raining is getting very tiresome and I am fully ready for a serious change. If the Republicans keep backing losers that are strictly job seekers then they deserve to become extinct. The Democrats have made their bed and they are firmly in the socialist camp, so there are some Americans that were associated with center of the Democrats that need a new home and it won't be the far right wing nut party. Looking into my crystal ball, you will either have two parties the progressive and fiscal conservative or this thing will fracture all over the place and you will have the socialist democrats, centrist/moderates, fiscal conservatives, and the far right all out conservatives.

If it breaks down that way the two in the middle will be divided by abortion or maybe not, the two extreme parties will be on the fringe canceling each other out. The rise of the center is a good thing and most Americans want responsible government, but are also compassionate to a point. The Democrats and Republicans could save their parties by pushing their extremes to the sidelines, but neither is willing to do so because they are needed to win primaries. The good news is that there is a new wind blowing and maybe it will be the fiscal conservatives on all sides that will washout the corruption and stupidity in Washington. I am okay dealing with moderates and fiscal conservatives because they balance each other in the middle vice the extremes we are seeing now. We could accomplish a hell of a lot more if we stopped swinging widely from left to right and focused on cutting the waste down the middle. We need serious minded people to look at the revenues and the expenditures, then cut to make them match. I've said it before and recent polls have proven me out that Americans are willing to pay taxes, but they abhor government wasteful spending. We need to cut spending first, then reform the tax code, and then reform entitlements. We have so far failed at step one, so until we actually make the cuts we cannot proceed to step two, and we can't even begin to talk about entitlements until we have a solid plan on one and two.

I love Paul Ryan's plan as a jumping off point for moving forward, but we can't have a serious talk about entitlements until we are serious about spending cuts. Americans are ready to cut off granny's meds until every other possible cut has been made because we are compassionate people that want to live up to our obligations. If you want to talk about granny's meds you have better cut out all the other government BS first, then you can tinker with granny's meds. You say we can't balance the budget without tinkering with granny's meds, then show me by cutting everything else to the bone first and then we will know how far we have to go in medicare, medicaid, and social security. Starting in on those three while you are pissing away billions elsewhere is a non-starter with millions of Americans. If you want support for entitlement reform fix the rest of wasteful government first then you can tackle granny's meds. I guess that puts me solidly in the middle with the moderates, while still being a fiscal conservative that wants to get Washington under control. I currently don't see anything they are offering as worthy of our votes. Fix it now and keep working it until we have balanced the budget and paid off the national debt, but start with the billions upon billions in other spending first. That way I will know you are serious and I will have more confidence in your ability to take on entitlements.

How I digress, but it is fundamental to the starting premise. The Democrats as they now exist are not going to take on big government's wasteful spending and apparently neither are the current crop of Republicans, so come 2012 we can vote to change the dynamic or vote for more of the same. If the vote is for more of the same, then expect significant political upheaval in 2014 and 2016. It takes time and several election cycles to make a change in the system, but it is possible. The current Republican party is unlikely to survive if it doesn't get serious about cutting spending because too many average Americans are sick and tired of wasteful government spending. They will seek to find those who will do what it takes and the Tea Party is on the rise in the middle, most are fiscal and social conservatives but there is room in the middle for even more fiscal conservatives because this country has millions of them just waiting to support fiscal sanity.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The End of Self?

The End of Self?

Wow, I am not a fan of Facebook, but my lovely wife happens to be. I just like my privacy after so many years of having none, so I'm not into the whole social networking things and I don't connect with people I used to know online except for the occasional email. I am amazed at the herd mentality of allowing so many people to track you and now to share your pictures with them automatically. This is insane.

You have no idea what kind of crazies are out there that now know what you look like and where you are. It wouldn't take too long to figure out that you are home alone or near a dark alley. Since when did America raise a bunch of dumbasses? Back when I was a kid there were crazies, but they were pretty spread out and you rarely heard about them except when they did something super crazy (think Mason). Now you here about every crazy and how many bodies they have stacked up and all the while we make it easier and easier for them to hunt. Think about all those sick bastards that they catch trying to hook up with 14 year old kids. Before the internet they had to go out in public to hunt and people could see them and stay away or they would be caught and put away. Now they can sit in their underwear and hunt little kids to molest in the comfort of their home. Don't get me started on rapist/murders because we can't talk about that. Girls purposely put themselves on display all over the media, which is like a smorgasbord to these killer freaks.

We have to start using some common sense and start teaching our children to value themselves as individuals and not just one of the herd. Because you know what happens to herd animals, they get eaten by predators (in some cases literally eaten). I guess I am just too old to get it, so I will shut up now.

The Tea Party Revolution Continues

The Tea Party Revolution Continues

An interesting article on where we go from here and why we should look to our roots for direction. Though I am disappointed that greater cuts were not made during this last round of the budget battle, I know that there are several more battles on the horizon. We the People need to gird (love that word) our loins (love this one too) and prepare for war. We have already fired the first shot with the Republican budget for 2012. Though there maybe things you don't agree with in it, there is a heck of a lot of what is right in there as well. We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with Paul Ryan as a bristling porcupine of lances. This united defense is needed as the the leftist archers and cavalry of the MSM attack. We don't need to be tearing down the ramparts from the inside to make their job easier. We don't need to supply the socialist and progressive with any additional ammo. The last battle was the coastal barrage ahead of the invasion force. The 2012 budget is our sanity invasion beachhead. The Congress needs to belly up and pass this thing right away because it will give us the high ground. We will need this citadel to fight from because they will be attacking from all sides using the MSM and the unions. We can mow down the competition's ill fated charge against adult decisions, but only if we stick together. The Democrats will look pretty stupid calling for more and more debt, while we continue to advance and keep winning ground.

As a side note: there are a lot of people worried about the poor because of the changes proposed for Medicaid, but I wonder how much more money each poor family will see if Washington is wasting billions in bureaucracy and the States use the money to the maximum benefit of the people. The sickest and the poorest will continue to get what they need, but now the source is closer to them so they can have more say. Funny how we have forgotten that the government closest to us is the most responsive to our needs. If I walk into the Mayor's office or the city counsel chamber at every opportunity and if I bring a couple of hundred of like minded voters, stuff happens pretty darn quick. If you work on the state level it takes thousands and on the federal level it takes millions, so who do you want controlling your health care?

The next battle is the vote on the debt ceiling and that is one we need to be ready for and marshaling the troops for a massive attack. It is a battle that can fundamentally change the direction of this country by forcing a balanced budget amendment. The Democrats and the President are going to look pretty stupid when they refuse to support an amendment because there are a whole lot of them on record opposing raising the debt ceiling when they were in the minority. This is where the true warriors are going to emerge and shape our future. These two battles are going to change the course of America and we need to be ready. Will it be easy? No! Are we likely to win either? No, but we must still fight knowing that we are winning ground that will help us win the war. The Democrats are going to fight hard and scare the crap out of people that aren't paying close attention because they will have air superiority thanks to the MSM. But we can use this to our advantage because sane people will see how unfit they are to make adult decisions about America's future. People right now are seriously concerned about getting America back to work and growing the economy, Obama, Pelosi and Reid have already ceded the high ground with their failure to turn the economy around with huge government spending. We need to show people how cutting wasteful spending and fixing the tax code will put money back in their pockets and making America a better place to do business. These are two chief weapons and we need to use them to show how they will grow jobs. It will also drive a stake into the heart of the Reid controlled Senate and put our goal of winning the Senate in 2012 well within our reach. Getting rid of General Joker is going to be a lot tougher battle that we have to end up working around because the independent voters out there currently don't have a clear choice and they may opt for the devil they know. Even if General Joker retains the White House, he can only veto so many bills before he looks like an obstructionist idiot. So we need to focus our firepower on the winning enough seats in the Senate to render his veto not worth the paper it is written on.

With the high ground established we need to prepare the battle space. We the People need protect ourselves from the aerial assaults of the MSM by strengthening our communications lines via the internet. A well coordinated communication plan that covers all areas where the average citizen seeks information and entertainment is needed (Facebook, YouTube, etc.). We need to ensure the truth gets out and we have already shown it is possible with the Van Jones situation. The air war is going to be vicious, as they seek to target our parents and grandparents. We need to capture the mercenary troops of the AARP and turn them into allies in this fight. We can't allow the Democrats to keep buying mercenaries with our tax dollars. We also need to drill our troops to surge into the breach to repel the cavalry charges of the leftist unions. This worked well in WI and it will keep working as there are a lot more of us then there are of them. We will be able to prevent the union cavalry from riding in and overwhelming our ground troops.

We will be fighting from the high ground, so we need to hold it by firing back again and again with truth. We need to make their battle an uphill struggle against millions of well informed angry voters that are tired of seeing their hard earned money being wasted in Washington. We need to be ready for some loses over the next few months, but always keeping in mind that victory is still within in grasp. We need to make the Democrats bleed support every step of the way. They will attack our supply lines by trying to cut off our voices and disrupt our communications. They will try to confuse us and blur the battle lines in an attempt to get us to attack each other. We must remember who we are fighting and look to win in the long game, vice worrying about minor defeats or petty squabbles. When they attack and attempt to divide, it will be our signal to press harder because they are desperate and ready to break.

We won a victory last night because we got additional cuts out of the Senate and the White House. We didn't push as far inland as we planned, but we did increase our toehold to a foothold, while winning additional support without turning additional independent voters against us. We need to accept it, analyze it, and use it to prepare for the next big battle. We never know when a major breakout(breakthrough) is going to occur, so we have to be ready to pour in the troops of truth and sanity if it happens. If we never have a major breakout and only minor victories, then at least we are still in the fight and there is always hope in the next battle.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shutdown? Why are we still discussing the 2011 budget?

Shutdown? Why are we still discussing the 2011 budget?

This does chap my butt because we should be whacking the Democrats over the head with this on a daily basis. Why are we seeking compromise with people that failed to do their duty? We should be calling them out and saying you could have taken care of this last year, but you didn't for strictly political reasons. The public is ready and willing to side with the Republicans against the Democrats, so keep hitting them with the consistent message that we will keep talking about your failure until you pass HR1. We will keep reminding the voters of why we don't have a budget already and who is to blame. Put the damn Democrats in the corner where they should be for not doing what was required of them. They could have passed their bloated budget if they had the stones, but they were afraid of what the voters would have done to them. The voters did it to them anyway and any further stalling isn't going to help them next year. We need to get this message out clearly and repeatedly until HR1 is adopted. The Democrats are to blame and they have only to look as far as Pelosi for the mess they find themselves in. Reid and Obama have no leg to stand on because they didn't force Pelosi to do her job last year. Why are we so easily letting them off the hook? The Tea Partiers should be on every news channel/blog/commentary broadcasting this fact and the Speaker should take every opportunity to remind the public why we are even talking about this in April, six months after the deadline.

It is time to take the civility gloves off and start naming names on the failure of government. If the Republicans want to impress me then roll back spending to either 2000 or 2006 and then cut it to balance the budget. Otherwise they are just making noise to get re-elected and have no real intention of fixing Washington. If the budget bill that Paul Ryan rolls out next week shows a turn in the long term spending then adopt it on day one in the House and let the Senate and President once again fail to do their duty. The public will be able to quickly see who is serious about fixing spending and who is not. Those who aren't will have their employment opportunities expanded for them in November 2012. This is incredibly easy, but the Republican leadership is making it far harder than it needs to be. They should have said that HR1 is there for approval and signature, fail to do your duty again and the government shuts down. You bet your ass that if a hard line would have been draw and the message properly packaged the people would have been behind the Speaker for fixing what the Democrats failed to do. The Republicans got the bill out, but then failed to bludgeon the Democrats with why they bill was even necessary. The Democrats actually successfully penalty killed the Republican power play because they were able to get compromise after compromise to the point the public has forgotten who's at fault for this mess. The Republicans need to put on their big boy pants and tell the Senate and the President that they either pass HR1 or the government shuts down. They need to remind the public who is at fault for America not having a budget and that all the Democrats need to do to stop the shut down is pass the bill. It is very simple and straight forward. The press will of course spin it that the Republicans are at fault, but that only keeps the Democrat failure in the press. We need to stay on the offensive. We blow our chance on the power play, but now is not the time to fall back but rather attack and attack again. Put the Democrats on the defensive for why they couldn't do their job. Next week is another opportunity to go on the power play, so learn from this past failure of leadership and score.