Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cowardly Conservatism

There was a trend at CPAC.. blame Bush for spending. Gingrich even calls it the Bush/Obama spending. I didn't realize Bush was a king and could spend without Congress first appropriating. Maybe I better go over the Constitution again.

It wasn't Bush's single-handed spending that lost Congress in the 2006 mid-terms. I know my thinking at the time was that with the way the Republicans are spending what is the point of even having two parties? Many of the people bashing Bush were in that Congress. Sleazy bastges. They all played a part in the 2006 fiasco.

As an Conservative Independent I want to vote for a viable third party or for conservative candidtes that have a set of cajones unlike those at CPAC. I am fed up with these contemptuous populists whose stance depends on the most recent polls. These politicians are not leaders but timid followers that follow the money hoping to not harm their electoral chances by rocking the boat.

A moderate third party needs to come into being to break the party apparatus in Congress. This is the time and this is the place. Or as Reagan said: "If not now, then when?" when faced with the unsavory choice of first having to cause harm to the economy in order to free it from the oppression of inflation. Conservative need that kind of leadership.

My suggestion is to take a good look at either of my two Senators, who are renown for bucking the 'good ol boy' system and have the interest of the people in mind: Tom Colburn or Jim Inhofe. Conservatives need to get to a point where Colburn and Inhofe aren't mavericks but typical conservative politicians. Right now all they have are the McCain 'can't we just get along' half-hearted compromising mavericks.

We should always keep in mind that three Republicans brought this fiasco on us. They could have at least forced debate and revision on this stimulus package. It is apparent by the confidence of the stock market that it did not achieve its urgent need for passage . They could have bought time for Congress to at least read it. They fell for the rhetoric of this snake-oil salesman. This is unforgivable and unforgetable. Maybe the tent doesn't need to be so big that it accepts these type of people.

Republicans need to find a leader. It isn't Romney, McCain or Jindal. Palin has the moxy but she just doesn't elude the wisdom of a Fred Thompson. Actually it needs a 50 year-old Fred Thompson. Someone you can tell isn't just reading cue cards spouting the party line like the democrats but someone you can tell is not playing you. Someone that is actually expressing their own thoughts.

I think the people will express their revulsion in 2010 and the Republicans could regain the Senate which is the real power of government. Maybe a leader will emerge in that process but it isn't looking good.

Update: I wrote this before seeing Rush @ CPAC.

That's what a candidate needs to do. Go right at the throat of the Democrats. And use the word 'democrat' often. Unhinge them.

Friday, February 27, 2009

When Iraq Stands Up We Will Stand Down

Bush is gone but his forward vision remain

Could it be he was right all along and didn't abandon his principles for political security, the troops who sacrifice or those he liberated while leaving lesser men to step in and claim credit for his admirable efforts?

I believe Harry Reid frames the Democrats' forward vision:

Obama exemplifies his keen understanding of the situation:

While his minions attempt to re-write history to cover his inexperince:

Who was right, who was wrong? Why should we even entertain listening to those that were miserable failures in getting the Iraqi situation right?

Now imagine these same great thinkers going to work on our economy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AG Holder: A Nation of Cowards ? AG Holder: US is a nation of cowards on racial matters.

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, nation's first black attorney general.

Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, Holder said, but "we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

Well let me begin the discussion with a bit of advice:
Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Matthew 7:5
Mr. Holder, we are not a nation of cowards but one of a bunch of pampered weaklings with a hair-trigger willingness to throw down the race card to avoid having an honest, perhaps painful, discussion on race. A discussion is not just hearing one groups point of view. Until we can culturally take an honest look at the issue it is but a waste of time. Question is whether you can come to the table without a beam in your eye.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Persuasion Through Visualization

Sitting here staring at large chunks of data I am moving, got bored, fired up NPR XM. Needed something to exercise my heart and mind.

I happened to catch Talk of the Nation with Lynn Neary. The issue today was about lifting the ban on photos of soldier's coffins being loaded off planes at Dover AFB. Most of the show was about the sacrifice made and the grief of the families. Indeed all true.

But the liberal mind always lays a base of sympathy to build their rationalizations upon. The liberal 'feels' the logical 'thinks'. Being this was NPR I already knew what conclusion was being prepared. But first a few calls are taken to reinforce the prepared conclusion.

The first caller is the one that was the catalyst for this post. He sounded young and was from a military family. He made the point that we should see the cost of war. If we saw the dead children ans the destruction it would give us pause before we engaged and any further waste of life.

Second caller was an older veteran that made the same point. If we actually had to see the carnage then nobody should ever start anymore useless wars. Then the guest conclusion: War is bad, people get hurt, love ones are lost and that is why we should never get involved in another useless war.

It was this widely used argument, that war is bad and we shouldn't do it because of the carnage and grief, that I actually begin thinking they were right. In fact this was such a good idea that we might entertain the idea of using the rationalization in other areas.

So let's start seeing the bullet-ridden body's of young gang bangers to remind us that dysfunctional families are bad and harm people. How about the coffins of Americans kidnapped by Mexican drug gangs and killed to remind us that the responsibility of government is to protect its citizens. Maybe we could see the photos of elderly murder victims, abused children's bodies or a death row inmate's victims to rememeber why some people cannot be changed and that's why we have a death penalty. I mean these liberals want the truth don't they?

I have actually used this in college to silence many a foe. I would lure people into an argument about abortion and endure the same old patent arguments until they had played all of their cards. Then I would remove my picture of the 'Baby in a Bucket' and throw it on the table. "You mean you support people that choose to do that". The most common reply, other than stunned silence, would be a long series of stuttering but... but. Then there are the ones that attack back saying that is propaganda.

Amazing how the liberal mind sees reality as propaganda and propaganda as reality.

Getting Dow Down With Democrats

Herald Tribune: Dow nears 10-year low

So... it hasn't been this low since the Clinton Administration? Or in other words it was never this low during Bush's two terms.

This brings to mind another observation. If Bush was a miserable failure then what are the custodians of the economies before and after Bush with worse economic health indicators?

Hope Changed

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How Big A Liar?

Let us count the ways....

How can you tell when Obama is lying? When he isn't saying Uh.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mission Accomplished

Osama's goal:

"We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah,"

Don't waste your time Osama.... Obama has it covered.

Crazy Idea? Really ?

Since we are in crazy mode passing legislation we'll be paying on for generations without having even read what is in the bill here is an alternative that is far more reasonable in comparison. What if they had taken this money and simply paid off every mortgage under $100,000?

It wouldn't help everyone but if the policy is to grow from the bottom up this would be a good start. The money would end up in the lenders accounts anyway but would have eliminated personal debt of the most vulnerable in the process. With mortgage debt relieved on many 'working families' that money would become disposable income to be put back in to the economy and would have relieved pressure on two of the most problematic areas of the economy.

Yes that may have been a crazy idea two months ago but it is far more realistic now that we have fallen off into the 'Idiot Zone'.

Why do we even bother with having a Congress? The House is told how to vote and we have a Senate that won't deliberate. Neither house even reads what they are voting on. Wonder if they buy a house they've never seen, marry someone they never met or eat something they haven't seen. There are no arguments about voting their conscience that will pass the laugh test.

I am way beyond pissed. I don't think there are words. These three Republican Senators need to be crucified by their constituents and party. They should receive no support whatsoever from the national party if they are tone deaf enough to run again.

We are now officially an Idiocracy. The lead idiot skipped out of town on her publically financed trip to Rome... and she dares bitch about a private corporate jet.

Arrrrgghghghghghghh Ahhhhhhhhhh..... Grrrrrrrr....... &$^%* power hungry *$^#&^# half wit f^$&#%#& arrogant dumbasses.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Like Lincoln Huh?

Bumbles and his minions like to make this ridiculous comparison to Lincoln. Well it was Lincoln that said something along the lines...
that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Sorry folks but we just lost a the government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Bumbles, being the most intelligent President we've ever had, just threw all those efforts of devotion away to create his government of the governement, by the governement, for the government.

You can thank the Commarade Rinos.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Bumbles Bumps Head

At least he didn't harm anything vital.

Mr. President, now that you are aware windows do not have handles, doors do let's move on to the concept of height. Helicopters have short doors. They assumed a human of average intellect who is taller than the door can perceive and adapt.... apparently they assumed too much in the design.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Yes Commrade, We Can

And here I thought the term OBAMUNIST was just a jab.
Looks like it is very real: Communist Party of America A New Era Begins

Save yourself some time. Most of it is just 'why Republicans suck' mindless dribble and misinterpreting reality. They list what needs to happen next at the end. Sounds very familiar.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Bumbles Insults Cole Victim's Family

Her family paid a high price for this advice. Least Dear Leader could have done is listen to them before issuing the decree to let his people go.