Friday, October 31, 2008

More random thoughts

Alright. I just thought that this was interesting when my wife got it e-mailed to her. It explains an awful lot. I would say funny, but, it is actually sad.

Remember back when Obama was a long shot? He actually signed an agreement to take public financing for his campaign. Well, as we all know, that never happened. He figured out that he could make more money if he relied on private funding. And he sure did. That's how he is able to afford making 30 minute info-mercials. How he can afford to have an entire advertising channel on satellite.
Well, here are a few other random thoughts for you.
First, concerning both his info-mercial the other night and his acceptance speech (this part was played again during the info-mercial). He actually said, "It is that fundamental belief -- I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper -- that makes this country work." Well, in case you haven't heard, he has a brother (half brother actually) that is living in a one room hut in Kenya making about $12 a year. He also has an aunt that was found living in a slum in Boston. She walks around with a metal stick. If he truly believes that this belief is what makes this country work, then how can he have so much money while relatives are living in poverty? If you haven't heard about this, it's probably because both were found by the media in the United Kingdom. That's right. English newspapers found this stuff out. The media here will not even think about playing stories like this.
Maybe the following will let you know a little about why.
What I am referring to here is something that was found on a blog called HillBuzz. I highly encourage you to click on the link and read the comment left on this blog. The person says that she is working for the Obama campaign. In it, she describes all of the things that have been going on in the Obama campaign concerning manipulation of the polls, attacks on Sarah Palin and John McCain, and just a whole other number of things that are designed to cause us to vote Obama. I knew that they were trying to buy this campaign. I knew that the media was trying to shove him down our throats. But, the actual audacity of these people actually makes me sick. The fact that they are actually controlling the media, both on and off the internet, is what really gets me. We need to send the message that we can not be bought.
Thoughts on the economy. Exxon Mobile reported record profits for the 3rd quarter, $14.8billion. That's $14,830,000,000. While this is amazing to me, what I find even more amazing is the fact that they paid $32,510,000,000 in taxes before they came to this number. $11,327,000,000 of that was INCOME TAX. That's right, approximately 67% taxes. Why are we so worried about how much money Exxon Mobile makes? They are NOT the bad guys. They are only doing what the stockholders pay them to do.
Last thing. There are several stories out there about how we are in a recession. Base on what? Through all my reading, I have found out that a recession is usually called if there is a decrease in the GDP for TWO CONSECUTIVE quarters. The GDP for the third quarter was just reported on Wednesday. It did go down, but, it didn't in the second quarter. This means, that by everything that has been used, we are NOT in a recession. Are we in difficult times, absolutely. But, this country is not in a recession right now. And as far as the Bush economic policies, the GDP has grown just about every quarter since the second year Bush was in office. If the GDP has grown, then, the economy has done very well.
Just some food for Friday thought.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

As Promised

Well, I did fib a little. These are not actually videos. They are audio soundbites from YouTube. The first one is a series of bites from a radio show on which Obama appeared back in 2001. Tagged onto the end of it is the bite in which he told "Joe the Plumber" how he felt about redistributing wealth.

The second is a bite is something he said, that, to me, just confirms that he can not possibly take an oath in which he swears to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

PLEASE, let me know what you think.

Promote vs. Provide

One of the things that all military personnel and most public officials promise to do when they are sworn in to office is to "uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Now, one of the things that the Constitution says is that the government will PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE. This is what the military is for. Next comes, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE. We are all intelligent people and we know that there is a difference between provide and promote. What Obama wants to do is to PROVIDE for the general welfare. This goes against one of the very things that the Constitution stands for. He is even willing to go through the courts to do this. He wants judges to have empathy towards the people that are before them. He wants judges who know what it feels like to be poor, African-American, gay or what ever else. He wants these judges to disregard what the law is and find it in their hearts to decide these cases in the best interest of the downtrodden. I have read several articles that state just this. He thinks that we need to redistribute things here in the United States. Mainly, he wants to tax those that are making too much money (according to him) and give it to those who don't make enough (according to him). To me, this goes against the Constitution itself. Later today, I will post a video of an interview with Obama back in 2001 that explains all of this. My question at this time is, if Obama believes this and wins, how can he take the oath of office? Will he actually swear to defend the Constitution against himself?

And, while we are at it, let us talk a little about the freedom of speech. The Obama campaign has cancelled a scheduled interview with Biden's wife, Jill, that was to be given to an Orlando station, following an interview of Joe Biden in which he got asked the very questions that, I feel, should have been asked all along (finally, someone is willing to ask some tough questions). The campaign told the station, “This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election.” What were the questions you might ask? Here is how part of the interview went.

She compared Obama’s comments to the socialist doctrine of Karl Marx then asked Biden, “How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to ‘spread the wealth?’ ”

Biden paused momentarily, grinned, then asked, “Are you joking? Is this a joke? Is this a real question?”

He defended Obama by saying he hoped to spread the wealth by giving the middle class tax breaks. “It’s a ridiculous question,” Biden concluded.

But West wasn’t finished as she asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America’s days as the world’s leading power were over.

“I don’t know who’s writing your questions,” Biden shot back.

Now, this is on top of another blow up by Biden over similar questions being asked by a reporter in Philadelphia.

You combine this with the fact that Obama, Biden and many other Democrats support a thing called the Fairness Doctrine, and you get a governmental infringement on one of the dearest rights afforded to us by the Bill of Rights. The Fairness Doctrine says that for every minute that a station airs one point of view, they must also air a minute stating the opposite point of view. In other words, a radio station no longer has the right to determine what it is putting on the air. This is a direct attack on Conservative Talk Radio. The likes of Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz, and Sean Hannity, just to name a few. Radio stations air these shows because they make them money. It's plain and simple. People listen to them. The Liberals tried to counteract the effects of conservative talk radio by implementing their own station called Air America. Well, guess what, it fell flat on it's face. Nobody wanted to listen to it. Liberals can't get their views into this format, and they can't fight the conservatives who are there either. So, they want to make it a federal law to let them in. I don't get it. They already have control over the main stream media in most areas. Wait a minute, I do get it. They know that a lot of people listen to these people on the radio. They also know that most Americans have access to more and more information. We can look into things, almost instantly, that would have taken many hours of research before. If they can control everything, then they can infuse their liberal, anti-Constitutional views on everyone.

If we allow the Democrats to have unchecked power in both Congress and the White House, this is where we are heading.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Some things to think about

I want everyone to watch this. I got it from another blog that I look at. What I want you to pay attention to is what the moderator says about raising taxes and government revenue. This is one of the Democratic debates.

In case you didn't notice, this moderator is one of the very people who is trying to push Senator Government down our throats. It's the same as Biden. You didn't agree with him then, why should you agree with him now? It makes no sense.

Now, let me ask a few questions.

What is America 's first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States ?
What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent active duty?

The answer for both of these questions is: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.

Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?

What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism?

What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating than either candidate of the Democrat Party?

You guessed it. The answer to these three questions is: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

Now, with all of this in her corner, why are the Democrats trying to attack her lack of experience? It's because they know that they have to take the spotlight off of the fact that Obama has NO EXPERIENCE WHAT-SO-EVER!!!!

They have the gawl to attack her on her experience when they know that Obama has NONE! Biden has even guaranteed that something will happen within the first six months of his Presidency, should he be elected. Biden has even admitted that Clinton would have been a better choice for Vice President than himself.

Between wanting to punish people for their success, and a lack of experience that guarantees something is going to happen, we can not afford to have this man elected.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Senator Government

I know that is not his real name, but, it was priceless when McCain called Obama that in the last debate. I think this is how I will refer to him from now on.

I know a lot of people are a little dissapointed at the announcement that Colin Powell endorses Obama. But, let us look at a couple of things.

First, let us look at what kind of company he is in. A man by the name of Ali Larijani, who happens to be the Iranian Parliament Speaker, says that Iran would prefer it if Obama was the President. Hugo Chavez, the dictator in Venenzuela, has stated that he would like to see Obama win the White House. Now, before someone brings it up, I know that there has been postings on al-Hesbah that AlQaeda supports McCain, but, reports also say that it is because they believe he will continue the failing policies of Bush. It also says that an attack on the United States would certainly guarantee a McCain win because we would want him to get revenge on AlQaeda. AlQaeda would then succeed in exhausting America. Iran wants Obama to win because they know that Obama will talk to them without any preconditions and they can continue to do what they want. They have, on many occasions, said that they want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and continue on to take out America. So, Mr. Powell's endorsement of Senator Government, although slightly surprising (considering he owes his entire political career to Republicans), sure puts him into an interesting group of people. I forgot about Muammar Qaddafi (a blast from the past that is still alive and kicking), of Libya supports Obama as well as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran. If all of these people who, so obviously don't like America, want Obama to become President, why would we want him?

Second, they have totally stopped hiding their socialist agenda. Obama has actually said that he wants to spread the wealth around (see the video in the previous post). He isn't even trying to hide it anymore. He fully admits it. He wants to take money from people who have worked hard and make a right decent living and give it to people who don't. But, wait, there will be a work requirement for people to get the money, so it isn't welfare. Also, Joe Biden has said that they are going to go after the big C.E.O.'s retirement funds. Now, while I don't believe that a CEO whose actions have caused a company to go into the ground should be rewarded with a big payout at the end, and, that in a lot of cases, there probably even be some sort of fine, I feel that the retirement funds of individuals should be left alone.

The Democrats are the same as they always have been. They are the one's who wanted to keep slavery. Now, they have caused the dependence on the government to grow to the point that there are people out there who don't know how to survive on their own. They have succeeded in creating two new classes of people in this country. First, you have the people who have been getting the handouts from the government. They depend on this money for their very survival. They believe they are entitled to this. Second, you have the Political Elite. They are the one's who say they are campaigning for the very people whom their programs have caused to be right under their thumbs so that they will vote to keep them in power. Now, I know that there are bad apples on both sides of the "aisle". But, the majority of the people who think that they are better equipped to decide what is best for the people of this country than the people themselves, are Democrats.

Lastly, Biden has said two things that I have found to be very disturbing. First, he guaranteed that something would catostrophic would happen to test the mettle of Obama within the first six months of his presidency. Second, he told voters in the Northwest, that there would be a time when they would have to remember their support right now, and provide that support. Because, something would happen that would cause a decision to be made that would go against what everyone would think was right. Now, here we have a guarantee of something big happening, along with a promise that the American people are not going to like something that is being done by his administration, but, we are supposed to support it blindly. WHAT?! Now I know that they are crazy.

Do we want someone who every terrorist organization in the world supports? Do we want someone who fully admits to wanting to take more of our hard earned money and give it to people who don't have the gumption to go out and make something of themselves? Are we going to guarantee that something catostrophic is going to happen?

I KNOW that we can't afford any of this to happen.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Some Random Thoughts

Here is something that a friend sent to my wife to make sure I looked at.

This man says it exactly the way I want to. I just can't say enough about everything the main stream media is doing to try and shove Obama down our throats. I know that there are people out there who are waking up to this fact. I also don't understand the people who are still on the Obama band wagon.

Something else that has scared me in the past couple of weeks. I was listening to one of the radio shows that I like to listen to (Neal Boortz), and they actually played sound clips from, of all things, the Howard Stern show. In it, one of his people was in Harlem asking people on the street who they were voting for. All of them said Barack Obama. Then he asked them follow on questions like (now, you have to pay attention to this) is it his stance on allowing the troops to stay in Iraq and come home with victory? Is it his stance as pro-life? Is it his stance against stem-cell research? (notice, all of these questions are the stances of McCain). Every one of them said yes. The final question in every interview was the one that truly got to me. What do you think of his pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate? Do you think that was a good choice? Every one of them said YES!!!!!!

They played a few of these clips. I just can't believe that people, in this day and age, are going to vote for someone and not even know what his stance is on the issues, or even who his running mate is. This is just plain ignorance. People need to wake up.

One thing that was encouraging, I was listening to another radio show (Rush Limbaugh) and one of his callers called in and said that she has been working for the McCain campaign in her state and that she is getting a lot of people who are Democrats driving up and saying that they are going to be voting for McCain.

So, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. It isn't completely dark yet. It may even be getting a little brighter. Most of the polls have shown that Obama's lead in the polls is waning. McCain seems to be making up some ground. I just hope he has enough to pull it out in the end.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Senator Government

First, let me apologize for being absent 11 days. Changing jobs, along with a long weekend without internet, and things just got away from me.

Quite a bit has happened while I was gone. John McCain and Sarah Palin have gone on the offensive. They have started to bring into question some of Obama's relationships. I say, it's about time. This man truly has no experience and this is the only thing that we have to judge him on. Besides all this, you can not find anything on the things he claims to have done in the past. He has even admitted to being a socialist (although, he would say otherwise and I will talk more about this in a minute).

We have heard of his relationship with Bill Ayers. This man bombed the Pentagon and several other sites in the U.S. Has denounced the United States, and, as recently as 2001, said that he wished he could have done more. Obama sat on a board to reform education in Chicago with this man for about 8 yrs and says it was a casual acquaintance. He has used the tactics described in the book "Rules for Radicals" by communist Saul Alinsky. Shoot, Michelle Obama even used exerpts from this book in a speech. He was associated with ACORN. A group which is under investigation for voter fraud and that he has given several thousand dollars to. He is backed by every Muslim terrorist group on earth. He is even friends with Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam. This man is known for his radical views and speaches denouncing everything that the United States stands for. He sat in a church, for 20 yrs., in which the Reverend Wright spouted anti white, anti American rants as well as met with Mohmmar Gadhafi.

If this isn't enough. He was speaking with "Joe The Plumber" in Ohio. Joe is a man who has worked for about 15 yrs. and finally has enough to buy the company that he works for. However, he has found out that, under Obama's plan, he will be taxed more and will not be able to afford to run the business the way he wants. He actually came face to face with Obama and asked him about it. Do you know what Obama told him? He said that "it isn't that he wants to penalize him, but, he wants to give the person behind him the same chance that he has." He further went on to admit that he wants to "distribute the wealth". McCain attacked Obama on this last night. He said that he would rather "Joe The Plumber" distribute the wealth, not the Government. This is the biggest diference between the two. McCain doesn't want to take any more of anyone's money. Obama says that he is going to raise taxes on everyone who makes more than $250,000. These are the same people who hire other people. And, who do you think is going to actually pay these taxes? We are. The very same people Obama is saying that he is going to cut taxes for.

Taxes are one of the biggest tools politicians have. Every Democrat has promised to lower taxes, and then have raised them. I feel that it is time we get some truly conservative people in office and switch over to the Fair Tax. I highly recommend that everyone take a look at this site and read about it. Everyone that I have discussed this with believes that it is the way we need to go. It would certainly solve the delema for "Joe The Plumber" and anyone else in a similar situation.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

They just don't get it

I have been listening to the candidates for President over the past few days. Even caught the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday. There is one very prominent subject. Taxes.

The Democrats say that they are going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. Well, at least 50% of these people don't even pay income tax. I have asked this question before, "how can you cut something that isn't there to begin with?" Secondly, they say that they are going to raise taxes on anyone who makes over $250,000. I just don't see how they think that this is going to help the middle class. Oh yes, Biden says that it is "patriotic" and "fair". Well, I just can't help but go over this again. If you raise taxes on companies, or people who own their own business, then they are going to be forced to raise their prices. This is because their costs just went up. This will affect the middle class. They want you to believe that oil companies are evil because they make a lot of money. They make a lot of money because we buy a lot of oil. It's as simple as that. I saw an article that showed that one of these companies makes a profit of about $1500 a minute. Now, that is a lot of money. But, they pay $5000 in taxes to the federal government. They actually take in close to $20,000 a minute. This comes to a 7.5% profit margin. This is lower than just about any other business. Do you really think that they are going to let the government cut into their already small profit margin? It isn't going to happen.

At the debate, Biden talked about reaching across party lines. This is one of Obama's biggest selling points. It's also one of the biggest lies they are telling to the American people. Biden, when he was trying to win the nomination for himself, actually said that Obama wasn't qualified to be the Commander in Chief. Now, as soon as he was asked to run with him, he is the first one to defend him. If this isn't going along with the party lines, I don't know what is. You disagree with the man until you can further your own political agenda by agreeing with him. Governor Palin was very adamant about pointing this out during the debate. Another thing that actually got me very excited was that someone, besides the talk shows, actually, finally, called the Democrats' strategy for Iraq to "waive the white flag of surrender".

The Democrats are using taxes to buy your votes. They are stopping at nothing to try and keep their upper hand in the Congress. They are also trying to make people hate anyone who makes more money than they do. Well, guess what. THEY make more money than most of us do. Besides, how much sense does it make to punish those people who work hard and do well? It is counter productive. I still stand by the idea of the Fair Tax (see link to the right). We already pay approximately 22% of every dollar we spend in taxes (on top of whatever income tax we pay). If we get to keep all of our income, then it isn't going to be a hardship to pay 23% on every dollar we spend on new items. I encourage everyone to check it out. Let me know what you think.

Obama is constantly talking about change. But, he and Biden are going right along with the same old Democratic ideals. Raise taxes on the rich, thus, making it harder on the working class. Oh yes, and don't forget about "universal health care". Wait a minute. We already have it in Medicare/Medicaid. And, yes, it has been run into the ground. Why should we trust them with our health care? Everything they say just makes no sense what so ever.