Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A little Politics

Well, first, I have to apologize for not posting in a little while. Things have been a little crazy for me and then they had my Blog under review.

Let me get right into it. First, Obama and McCain both won South Carolina's primaries. Thompson, my preferred candidate has since dropped out. This puts me in a little bit of a quandry. If you would have asked me last year who I was going to vote for, I would have, without hesitation, said McCain. I have a lot of respect for what he has endured for this country. However, his recent history in the Senate has gotten a little bit off of the conservative agenda. The thing that ticked me off the most was that he partnered with Ted Kennedy, of all people, on the imigration bill this past year. So, anyway, right now I just am not sure who I would rather have as the Republican nominee. I still have to do a little more research.

As far as the other side of the ticket, I don't know who scares me more, Clinton or Obama. They both are running on a socialist platform whether they want to admit it or not. Look at it this way; this country was founded because of people not wanting a king to tell them what they could and could not do. What was best for them, etc. So what makes these people think they know what's best for me. Let me decide for myself what health care I should have. And let me keep the money that I have worked so hard to earn to support my family.

There are a couple of things that I have gotten a pretty good kick out of, especially this past year. Both Clinton and Obama believe, for some strange reason, that IF they get elected into the White House, then they will automatically be able to get whatever they want and turn our system into a socialist run country. They forget that they still have to pass most of what they want past Congress. Just like the rest of the Democrats thought, when they gained control over the House and the Senate, last year, that they would be able to do whatever they wanted. Now, we have a Congress in session that has the lowest approval rating EVER!!! They think that we don't know what's going on. The fact of the matter is this, the people know that they have done nothing but try and push through their liberal B.S. agendas and no one is falling for it. Therefore, they have gotten less done than any other session of Congress since I have actually been keeping track of all of this. They thought they could block the President from continuing his agena in Iraq, they were wrong. They tried to turn the people against the President by saying that the surge, which CONGRESS approved, almost unanimously, wasn't working just 2 months into the process of getting all of them there. The full surge wasn't even in place and they were already saying that we had lost. They have threatened to cut off funding for the war (I have actually lost track of how many times) and leave our men and women in the lurch without the equipment they need to complete the job that CONGRESS voted UNANIMOUSLY to send them to do. They didn't succeed. I personally, have no understanding of how anybody in this country can back anyone who has participated in this travesty. To me, that is pretty much every Democrat that is voted into office in the House of Representatives and the US Senate. I, personally, have no use for any of them, especially, Pelosi and Reid. I know they are just the most vocal, but, they put them selves there.

I will never apologize for my opinions, but, please have patience with me as I can't go into these tyrades at home. I would say too many things in front of the kids.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Well, today I have a mixture of sorrow and gladness in my heart.
If you read my wife's blog, then you will find that the mother of a lifelong friend of hers died yesterday. To her family, you are all in our prayers (you already know that, but it is always good to hear). I am filled with deep sorrow for your loss. But, I know where she is now and know that she is happy and does not have a care in this world. She is with our Lord. This has also caused me to have to be a single dad for a couple of days as my wife is on her way north to be with her friend. The only other way I would have it is for all of us to be there. She, my wife, took the boy with her, so I just have the two girls. It will be fun for a couple of days.

Wish us luck.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Alright, just to let everyone know, this blog is going to be a little bit of my rantings, a lot of what I believe, and some of the happenings, as I see them, on the Edge. I am conservative minded, so there may be those of you who do not believe the same things I do. That's OK. I'll forgive you (just kidding). That is your right not to agree with what I say. That's the wonderful thing about this great country I have spent the better part of my adult life defending/serving.

There is a lot of things going on right now that I have thoughts on, so bear with me. I will do my best to get to the majority of them in time.

The first thing I would like to talk about is Steroid use in baseball. Now, I am an avid fan of a wide variety of sports. Baseball happens to be my favorite. There are two things that bug me most about professional baseball. First, why the heck has Congress gotten involved with investigating steroid use in baseball. They have a lot of more important things to worry about (securing our borders comes to the top of my mind, but I will discuss that at another time). I don't understand why they are getting involved in a the "politics" of a game that is meant to entertain us. Supposed to make us dream, as little boys, of doing something that we are passionate about and having fun doing it. Leave baseball alone and let them manage themselves. If someone feels like they have to cheat, then the Commissioner should have the guts to kick them out and not let them play anymore. Congress should not be involved. They are lawmakers, not law enforcers. There are other people for that. Heck, they are not even supposed to interpret the law, that's what the Judicial branch is for.

Second, since I mentioned the Commissioner, how could baseball let this man be the head of the sport. The whole idea of a commissioner in baseball was to have someone who was impartial to decide matters. Someone who wasn't on the Owners' or the Players' side. A neutral party. To say that this man is neutral because he does not own a team, on paper, is ludicrous!! Anyone who knows anything about baseball should agree with this. He signed over his team to his daughter so that he could take the job as Commissioner. This does not sound very impartial to me. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not siding with the Players either. I think a lot of them are a bunch of over paid, whining, babies. But, the Commissioner is supposed to not be on either side. Someone who just months before he took over the job was the owner of one of the teams is not impartial at all.

Just to sum up my thoughts, Congress needs to stay the heck out of sports. Let them decide their own fate. And, to Major League Baseball, if you want to maintain your credibility in the public's eye, then you should have a Commissioner who is impartial, as it was intended to begin with. Having an owner decide matters is not serving the league well at all.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just a quick test

This first post will just be a test to make sure that I am doing it correctly.