Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama's Misinfomercial

I watched the segment that Barack Obama purchased for some random amount totaling more than three million dollars (I wonder when he’ll be spreading his wealth?), and regretfully, I missed the first few minutes, but caught most of it- I was underwhelmed- and felt the need to comment on some points he touched, to stop this positive feel-good spin he attaches to everything. He is much like his supporters, who refuse to hear anything that could be deemed negative- even truths and facts-, so anything from this stupid infomercial was only perpetuating more of this feel good, unrealistic hype. And where are these sensitive feel good people demanding proper recourse for what Sarah Palin has had to go through? Well, she’s not anointed, I suppose.

Beginning with what I heard, he talked about energy independence. He talks about wind, solar, alternative fuels. Examining this, what’s his plan in the meantime, while we transition to new technologies? Keep sending money to terrorist nations who hate us, because we can’t drill off shore, or in Alaska. He talks about a tax credit for auto companies to “retool” and be ready for these new innovations (while he’ll tax the crap out of the innovators), and a tax credit for people who want to buy these cars. Keep in your mind all the tax credits he talks about- because he’s specific. I thought a new car tax credit was one of the dumbest things- I can only imagine how many people milking the welfare system now that will be looking forward to their 2009 Toyota Prius.

He talked about Iraq, and how much money is spent over there, and that Iraq had a $78 Billion surplus, and they can pay for their own things now. As nice of an idea as it sounds like, upon examination of this we can all safely assert that in the big picture of running a nation, $78 Billion Dollars isn’t a lot- just ask Secretary Paulson. That’ll pay for one give out program, here…how much did AIG get? And Obama also failed to mention the immense progresses that the Iraqi’s have made, and the fact that our soldiers are taking increasingly less leading roles over there- whole provinces have been turned over to the Iraqi’s and violence is down- below the violence level in Chicago…perhaps The One should focus on his home town (while he’s busy deriding Palin for being a mayor of a town), than telling foreign countries what their budget should be. Obama never mentions the successes of our troops. And, like the above talking point with energy, how much will it cost until the transition has been made, when we are not in Iraq? (these processes have already begun for an exiting in that country, but no credit is given where due… don’t even mention Bush, but the leaders and troops on the ground…Not Obama.) As much as the war costs every day, how long do you think the $78 Billion the Iraqi’s have will last? I wonder if Obama will come along and tell them how to properly allocate that money, spreading their wealth. Don’t forget the New Car Tax Credits!!!

He talked about jobs, gave an example of a guy who was a third generation Ford employee. He wants to make it easier for these middle class employees, with tax breaks and credits. (Again, keep the credits and breaks in mind, because something has to balance this) Well, working for a large corporation myself, when my company does well, I do well. My bonuses are bigger. My raise percentage is larger. Our benefits are better. My company gives money to my 401(k) to help me retire. We have a team of people who research different employee benefits- we even get discount movie tickets. Under Obama, my company won’t be able to spend money on raises, bonuses and other benefits. They won’t be hiring anyone, and some will most likely get laid off. I am middle class, so this doesn’t help me at all. Last year, I used my federal tax refund to pay the bill for servicing my used car. (or Pre-owned to a liberal) When it becomes more expensive to do business, those businesses accommodates their budgets. Smaller companies cut their office supply budget. Large companies cut employees. Furthermore, he talks about giving a credit for hiring here, and a tax increase for shipping overseas. What about a company who operate both in and out of the United States? McDonald’s is a large corporation, who operates in China. I’m glad I’m not their accountant.

Why didn’t Obama mention that he wants to take away the pre-tax donations for 401(k)? People save SO much money in being able to donate their dollars they worked for towards their futures. Obama wants you to pay taxes, then contribute. Then if you do well, and the interest and market is kind to your account, you’ll pay taxes on it when you retire (No mention of compounding interest that gives a hefty return at the end.). Tell me, what’s the incentive, as opposed to say…a savings account? He wants to allow people to get money out of their 401(k)s early, sans penalty. So people can borrow away their futures. A lot of people take their futures and don’t even realize it, doing this (and contributing pre-taxed dollars makes it cheaper for them to contribute to begin with). I suppose he’ll supplement that money with the Large Corporation tax increase.(that may have employed the person and contributed to a 401(k))

I also just have to say that the audacity of him to sit and tell people what they should be doing as parents is insulting and arrogant. It’s not his business to tell people to read to their kids. That’s a great idea. Laura Bush encourages it, too. Obama would tell you what day of the week to read, though. And also he has no moral authority, while he talks about morality all the time. Ask the babies who survived their abortions. (Oh wait…most were left to die, and did die.) What the hell ever.

He wants to give tax credits for healthcare. Tax credits for colleges. That on top of grants and other financial aid available. Tax credits for teachers. Now where is he going to come up with that money? He says he’ll “reduce spending. Cut programs that don’t work and make the ones that work cost less and run more efficient.” HOW? No answer. WHICH PROGRAMS? Because we all know you better not cut off the TANF cash benefits… even though it is well documented the vast fraud in these types of programs. But he doesn’t tell us which programs. But he does tell us in one breath, he’s for the American Dream, but when you reach yours, and are deemed by him to be well enough off, since you met your ends, he’s going to tax you to give credits to others, so you can meet their ends, too.

He talks about the broken healthcare system. We all know it’s broken. We all know the insurance premiums are high. (Even car insurance premiums can be high. Where’s that tax break?) We all know why they’re high, too- in large part due to the ambulance chasing trial lawyers. Now, Obama went to law school- he’s not a trial lawyer, but he knows this. He just wants to convince people that it’s the insurance companies being greedy. Well, with them being sued all the time, I would be charging more, too. And how about a tax break for the doctors (oh, no! They’re rich!!) who pay thousands of dollars in malpractice insurances, before they even turn the lights on in their offices? How about we try to solve one thing at a time, before giving the okay for everyone to get free healthcare. It’ll be a lot more expensive if it’s “free”, and furthermore, look at all the new lawsuits coming their way! Obama is clueless, that he advocates such a position.

Michelle talks about what a great father he is… he always takes the time for them, when they need it, that they are his priority. I think that’s great- as a girl who belonged to Daddy growing up, I can tell you that all men with good relationships with their children (especially daughters) are worthy of immense respect. Too bad they can’t hold that standard to Sarah Palin, who’s a great mother, and spends all her free time with her kids. Suddenly, these liberals act like it’s 1955, where being a working mother is no good! Sarah Palin should be at home with her children to be a good mom. The sexist double standard is really sick. She can either work or be at home, but Obama can do both, and be a good father. Come on!

He played that stupid sound bite about being “his brother’s keeper”, but we all know who is brother is, and how well Obama keeps him. I bet that brother of his would love it to see some of Obama’s wealth spread. But Obama’s spiritual brother is doing pretty well for himself, on the other hand. Guess blood isn’t thicker than water, after all. Reverend Wright should spread some of his wealth, too. I mean, God Damn America, his life sucks! Right.

I thought it was funny that he brought up Joe’s foreign policy experience. Even though Joe’s been wrong about almost everything- and voted for the war, and to cut funding for the troops- but since Obama has none, he has to make up those short comings somewhere. This is change! Change yes, progress, no. And speaking of progression, the biggest change we’re going to see is the most radical and liberal congress and executive in our nation’s history. This gets to be the change agent…Tax the “wealthy” to give to people he deems fit. He’ll sign every stupid bill the congress gives him. He’ll retreat out of Iraq (which I don’t buy, really…he doesn’t know enough to get away with it. He’ll not get out when he says so, he’ll obey the people who know what they’re talking about, but take credit for what Bush has accomplished with the Iraqi’s of late- simply by default because Bush won’t be president when it’s finished.), and we’ll have the most peaceful time in congress because there won’t be enough opposing balance. Sure the republicans might get heard. But they won’t really be considered, because the liberals will override them. I pray we get some moderate democrats in congress, coming up.

As president, he will slash the military budgets, per Barney Frank, chomping at the bit. I suppose he’ll use the money that has been allocated for body armor, surveillance equipment, repairs and purchases of worn out vehicles and other items, plus veteran benefits, to boot. Don’t worry, we won’t be spending extra money to treat our wounded! I would be surprised as anyone else if he ever mentions anything about the mental health of our troops. That’s just not as important as a tax credit for a new car with good gas mileage.

His stupid quips about working hard for a living and him wanting to reward that is completely contradictory to what he talked about. The American Dream is to work hard, save money, have a family, make a lot of money to be financially secure, save for your retirement, and buy a big RV to travel the country with. (Well, it’s most Americans’ Dreams.) So let’s say you’re Amanda The McDonald’s cashier as a teenager and have a good knack for business. You go to college, get your degree in business and start your own little diner. You work long hours, make a little money, have a small staff (but will be fined if you do not provide health benefits to the employee, under Obama), and generally do well. You do so well, that you can afford to open another diner across town. You continue working hard, long hours, making a little more money, hiring a few more people, when you get to the point that you not only have three diners in town, but you opened one in another town, and eventually, you open your diner that you started, in another state. Great! You took this diner, worked, bled, sweated, lost sleep, worked out losses, micromanaged budgets, maintained employees and paying all the appropriate taxes, during the whole time. By the time you get to the next state, you’re making “enough” money to finally be taxed again, just to go to pay for one of your other cashiers who doesn’t earn as much, help pay their health insurance premiums (that you have to provide to begin with or get fined), pay for their new car tax credit, etc. All because you’re rich. Never mind how you got there. That’s Obama’s dream. The Trickle Up Effect. My dream was that I would keep what I worked hard for. That isn’t his dream. He will call uncle on my income, for me.

Oh, and you know who said this line first, “You may not agree with me all the time, but you will always know where I stand on the issues”? Who said that first? You get extra credit if you don’t have to look it up. Answer at the bottom. :-)

What I want to know is why he won’t talk about the company he keeps. Why he disses public financing after promising to use it. And why he has the audacity to defend and uphold the constitution, when he doesn’t even believe in it! He thinks our founding fathers were restrictive in nature, and there was no consideration for “economic justice”. Hey Obama! Justice is supposed to be blind! We don’t cater to people. And for the LIFE of me, what do these liberals not get about the judges’ roles? They do not legislate from the bench. If they were going to do that, fire congress. They’re not doing their jobs! It’s not the job of the judge to dole out economic justice, or any other justice but for ruling against those proved guilty in a court of law. We don’t consider race, age, income, or anything else. Dope. Ever seen that statue lady holding the stick thing with the funny plate things at the bottom with a blindfold on her face? Of course you haven’t.

When you vote, think about the change that will be coming your way. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Funny how that happens, right?

Oh, and this is who said that you might not always agree with him, but you’ll always know where he stands.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Arguing with a Liberal

I made a mistake. I should have known better, and I might make it again sometime, but know that it was a mistake. I got in to an argument with a liberal. Not a discussion, either but a pseudo-argument. Ann Coulter has a whole book guiding any rational person on how to talk to a liberal. I’m sure that if she were to advise me in anyway, her best educated opinion would be to never argue with them. She would give me a look that says, “Jenny Bea! Don’t you know any better? You can’t even get mad at the liberal- it’s your fault for arguing with them!”

He began telling me about the debates, and how no matter what happens, he just can’t see himself voting for McCain. Now, I have written quite a bit about the unanswered questions on Obama, so a red flag went waving in my face, knowing this person can’t be seriously considering Obama. No vote would be better than a vote for. Do rational people really excuse the way this election season has progressed, where every single solitary time someone says anything that might contrast with a happy, feel-good feeling for Obama, it’s racist, radical, hateful, fear-mongering, desperate or erratic? Do thinking individuals really get how his economic plans would kill our country as we know it, his foreign policy is friendly to people who do not like us? What about the fact that no one knows what his schedule was in the state senate, no one knows why he only votes along party lines- when he bothers to vote on anything- when he bothers to show up for the job? What about the people who have been his friends? What about his college papers, his law reviews? And what about his days as a community organizer with ACORN? (And how come they’re just now talking about ACORN? Michelle Malkin’s been all over it for years, guys.)

So this liberal told me that McCain likes to try and make people feel good, like a car salesman tries for customers. This liberal gets really unnerved when McCain calls people, “My Friends”, because McCain isn’t his friend! And Sarah Palin is just a moron. I mean, she is, according to him, so it’s not even worth talking about it.

I seem to remember, somewhere in that how-to guide Ann wrote, it says that when all else fails, no arguments can be won, or no real rational beef can be had by a liberal, they resort to calling them dumb. I can tell you, Ann’s right. They all call Sarah dumb, too. Funny, they never bothered to research Sarah and what she’s accomplished, and no, I never asked the liberal if he ever bothered to learn anything about her. I’m sure Keith Olbermann told him what he should know.

McCain just says the same things all the time, and it’s all rhetoric and it means nothing, says the liberal. He keeps changing his motto about change and reform and he keeps coming up with new slogans and plans. Never mind that Obama hasn’t come up with any of his own, but even has the audacity to adopt policy plans that he once derided Hillary Clinton for during their primary debates…in fact, he has done that with a lot of his plans; beat someone over the head with the fact it’s a bad idea, to later embrace it himself.

McCain isn’t a family man. He left his cancer stricken wife to be with Cindy. (No, he really wasn’t talking about John Edwards, but McCain.) And yeah, that was bad, but he and Cindy have been together…how long? Now, there are a lot of things that I would beat up McCain on, but that? The liberal said he wasn’t a family man. As in, McCain didn’t adopt some random girl from an orphanage in Bangladesh, has a son in the military, picked a pro-life running mate. McCain isn’t a family man. But Obama on the other hand is a family man. Unless you happen to be a fetus who survives an abortion procedure, as you technically don’t have rights or it’s debatable when your life began, and all. But if you aren’t a meant-for-abortion-but-survived-fetus, then Obama is a family guy, who likes to BBQ in the summer time and play hop scotch with his girls. Every Sunday, they dress up and go to Church…but not Rev. Wright’s church any more. Funny, Obama being a family guy,dissed a pastor he had for 20 years and dedicated his bestselling book to.

This liberal has no problem with Obama being a socialist, that we are a socialist society. I beg to differ, and expressed such. His comeback? Well, we just had this whole bailout and that’s socialist. My immediate reply was that every single taxpayer in America was against it (but for the ones who don’t work, who will get an income tax credit from Obama, and Cindy Sheehan). He went on to say something about how it was done by congress, and I replied it was caused by congress. That’s when I started to get heated, because for the LIFE of me, why the hell can’t people do a little research and find out why they just got screwed? Why is one of my best friends looking with fear at her 401(k)? Just a couple of weeks ago, life was good. And it’s not hard to research this kind of thing. I mean, Google is a powerful thing! Did you know that if you put the same search words in different search engines, different things come up? (Well, if you’re reading this, you did…) Imagine the things you can learn. But these liberals are l-a-z-y.

He called me crazy saying I inferred Obama caused the economy crash. I told him he was for thinking it’s what I said, but that he has benefitted and the top recipients in congress for contributions(From Freddie and Fannie, especially) were democrats, and that these POLITCALLY CORRECT politicians push for low-income (because most are minorities) people to get into housing, so they can go back to congress and brag at what a good job they’re doing for these regular minority folks! Yay for them! So they push for lax legislation for these GSEs to make loans to people who can’t afford them and are too dumb in most cases to know to read and understand what they’re getting into, and what happens? The market shifts, interest rates go up with inflation and gas prices, and these people who borrowed more than they could afford (because democrats get good ratings for helping minorities), default on their loans. Whoops! It was all Bush’s fault!

Having no argument to me, and my desire to run him into the ground calling him ignorant without actually saying this, he segued into that people have a right to have homes, and we should be helping them. People do not have a right to own a home. People also do not have a right to borrow money they can’t pay back. (People don’t have a right to borrow money- or borrow anything, for that matter!) If I’m wrong, prove it. If you have a right- go sue someone, because your rights are being violated. Otherwise get a grip. But he didn’t mean in the legal sense, he meant in the humanity sense. Humanity is for charities. And you know what? When you take government OUT of humanity, a lot of wonderful private charities spring up. Want to own a home? WORK for it- call Habitat for Humanity. They are great- I know people who have had brand new houses built for them. You don’t have a right. He called me crazy, but moved to health care.

Everyone has a right to health care, said the liberal. No one has a right to health care, either. Again, go sue someone if you think so. (On second thought, please don’t. Our doctors pay way too much in lawsuit protection insurance, and our insurance premiums are so high… Go sue the housing industry.) That its sick that people are left to be sick without health insurance and they should have a right to go to the doctor, he said. Look, I don’t want to see anyone sick, and I’ve been there where I couldn’t afford to go to the doctor. But again, there are many charities available and other options. Health care should be affordable, people should be able to easily get better. What does Obama want to do? Mandate it. If people could afford to go see the doc, they would. They don’t because they’re spending more money to drive to work (and eat, and pay their mortgages). Obama says you have to or you get penalized. So you get punished for not being able to afford something. I told him they did the same thing in Massachusetts, and now all kinds of people are thousands of dollars in debt from fines for not being able to afford health insurance. (On the other hand, Connecticut has state insurance that is really inexpensive for people to buy that is ran more privately.) Massachusetts just wanted to help the sick kids, though. And I know that bad things happen to good people and you have an emergency. But you have to plan for emergencies, and sometimes it sucks, but everyone has options. Every doctor or hospital will make a payment plan, rather than take no money or drive you to bankrupt. Don’t believe me? Call the billing department. Right now. Ask them.

The liberal I argued with didn’t want to hear it. And some people who work hard and never get ahead and some people don’t even have to work, they’re too rich. It’s not right and income redistribution is not a bad thing, ultimately, based on his arguments. (Good thing he’s not running for president.) Living where I do, I know some people who are “trust fund babies”, grew up well-to-do, don’t know what it’s like to go to bed hungry. But you know what? Their parents worked hard to make sure those kids would grow up like that and go to good schools, get good careers, and not want for anything. The parents made their American Dream, and ensured their trust funded babies would reap the benefits, too. Can someone please tell me what’s wrong with that? And because I’m not a trust fund baby, I’m supposed to want some of their digs, and not try and make it myself? Or if I do achieve my American Dream, now I owe it to make it happen for someone else?

Nope. Tax them. Make more bureaucratic programs and spend more people’s- the Rich Evil Large Company’s money and spend money to have people own homes. Tax and spend. How about not taxing and not spending, or just a very minimum? No way. The liberal argues that government’s job is to take care of it’s people. They are there to make sure the people have what they need and their human rights are met. Never mind the responsibility of an individual to take care of themselves. Government is not your mommy. People scare me that think this way, that it’s their job to dictate my life in the name of taking care of me. We’re supposed to take care of ourselves. They need to make roads, keep us safe from criminals and leave the rest up to the states.

It isn’t what the founding fathers had in mind; and he replied they were crazy, that was over 200 years ago, that was then, this is now, etc. Dumb. He’s reaping the benefits of those crazies. I cannot respect someone who doesn’t get that. What a lucky bastard, he should be grateful he doesn’t live in China. And we owe it to help each other, that even the Greeks (who he pointed out our crazy Founding Fathers used their model to draft our Constitution) had compassion and took care of people. They were humane. I told him that was stupid and he could bet his ass there were diseased lepers and drunks in the streets, that no one paid attention to- there were probably a lot of people that weren’t paid attention to, and he told me I had no proof, there wasn’t anything written down (but there is that they had compassion.)

Fortunately, a friend of mine paid a visit so I was rescued from telling the liberal something mean, because I can’t help but wanting to explain to liberals why they’re not much smarter than chickens staring up at the rain. He tried to keep me on the phone a minute longer, but I was able to ring off.

I won’t be arguing with liberals anytime soon. They don’t make sense. They start by calling something or someone dumb. (They also do no research to back up what they’re saying, because this liberal readily admitted listening to commentary and hearing about different things, but he doesn’t pay attention to much) Then they bring up something that is most popular to talk about (like the bailout) and repeat talking points. If you shoot their arguments down, they’ll segue into something else. If you shoot that down, these liberals have the audacity to talk about humanity. Oh, the humanity; tell that to the baby that didn’t abort! But they want to save trees, the ocean, the polar ice caps and polar bears, and NAMBLA. Now, if you make it through that far, they’ll start talking about back in history. Why do they think they know so much about history and they don’t even know the facts about the person they’re voting for or against? They don’t know what happened in the news last week.

If he said that America is a terrorist nation because we kill terrorist Muslims (or innocent Iraqi's!!), he’d be a moonbat.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Obama's Experience

As I’ve already stated, one can go and look up all they want to know about Sarah Palin, and I encourage that, as well as the other players in this race for the White House. That said, I would like to take the opportunity to point out some things that are going to work against the Obama ticket this election, the real Obama. People are so infatuated with this dream that he has perpetuated among those that for some reason refuse to hold this man accountable for anything. As someone who doesn’t exactly like McCain a whole lot, I can tell you many things that I could pick on him for, and not even consider it any kind of bias. I feel that he’s one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress. However, Obama is the most liberal anyone in Congress. And I don’t want to see a radical right or left wing assume that job. It’s not what the country needs.

Let’s examine.

There is a lot of speculation over his ties to Bill Ayers, the founder of Weather Underground, and also the issue of people within his campaign trying to force groups who would speak about it to be silent, with threats of investigation from the Justice Department. (Bear in mind there is speculation of Sarah Palin who may or may not have fired a person within her cabinet with just cause, who invites and investigation and to talk about it, stating she has nothing to hide.) And what will become of the information about Obama serving on the Board of Directors with this guy for a number of years? This guy is a terrorist, in fact a proud one, and Obama downplays the issue and tries to silence people from talking about it. This is change you better believe in.

Obama voted three times against a bill that would protect babies who survived their late term abortions. Three times. (One…two…three…) Now if you do a search, Obama has given some different reasons. But let’s be clear about what we’re talking about. We’re not talking about the woman who finds out she’s pregnant and goes to have an abortion, we’re talking later term (viewer warning), here. It’s developed, it has fingernails. The liberals call it not a baby, but a fetus. A fetus, to be sure is simply a baby in utero. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines it as a developing human. Now in a later term abortion, if the doc screws it up and the baby survives, it is still considered as good as gone, and Obama voted against a bill that would basically have the doctors try to help it or die out of pain. Whatever you think, he voted against it three times, and I have a problem with that.

Obama’s school records, thesis or anything else is sealed. As is his original birth certificate. However, Michelle’s thesis isn’t sealed and I have read the PDFs that are available on many websites. What I got from what she wrote is her separatist views on blacks and whites, how college catered to white interests (it didn’t really go into many specifics- I kind of got the impression she might have meant the debate club), that in her views, blacks were disadvantaged for no other reason than their skin color and they should feel obligated to help each other, however, after attending white schools such as Princeton (on affirmative action because she wasn’t smart enough to test in…) they were more inclined to help themselves and not “benefit the black community”. She performed different experiments to test whites and blacks desire and willingness to voluntarily “benefit the black community”, both pressured and not. Whatever, the lady feels like a totally separate person. But her focus on race and racial matters is disturbing, because most people don’t think that way. Most people don’t maintain this attitude of self segregation. People have to work together, we all have neighbors, we have our friends and our friends have other friends…it’s not about whites that stick together versus blacks… but maybe it is for some people, and after reading what she wrote, she was one of these folks. Not a problem- she is allowed to be that way. But not if she wants to represent a country that is much more than black and white.

Furthermore, in their joint effort to show their desire to help the downtrodden and lift up those disadvantaged and give power back to these people…what about Obama’s brother? I have a problem with this! Especially when you consider the man lives on less than a dollar a month, he lives in a hut the size of my cubicle at work, he can’t afford to eat food he grows, he has to fight a lot to defend himself, is a recluse and embarrassed to be known as Obama’s brother. Obama lives in a huge mansion (… drama pending) after both he and his wife attended extremely prestigious colleges, she still rakes in more than $300 grand a year…while they’re so busy talking about taking money from rich people because it’s fair, can’t they send that brother of his $100 a month? For crying out loud, let the girls skip a ballet lesson. Feed your family, before telling everyone else they need to take care of other complete strangers! I mean, it’s sad.

And let’s look at this whole tax the rich idea. Also known as income redistribution, shared prosperity, refundable tax credits, tax cut rollbacks and other such funny language. Whenever you hear anything like that, stop and think about what it means and how it impacts you. Most of the time, it’s bad. It means a tax hike on someone to put money in someone else’s pocket. It’s socialism; especially when you take a look at who he wants to take it from and then give back to. As an alibi, they like to say things like they’re rolling back tax cuts on Some Big Business (because it’s Bush’s fault they got it) and they’re going to give it to Some Poor Circumstance. Well, Some Big Business got their taxes lowered, and to roll it back means to raise it, right? What these liberals want to make you think is that not only is that not happening, but they make so much money to begin with- why do they have low taxes? They refuse to see- if the rich have to pay all this money in taxes, they’re going to do one or more of the following things: start evading taxes, invest overseas, stop consuming (imagine how much tax is collected buying a jet…I doubt Al Gore paid taxes on his, though.), stop investing, slow their business trading and all sorts of other things that slow down the economy. Well, but Obama wants to make sure every kid goes to school before kindergarten. So it’s okay!

The hand outs that the guy wants to give are outrageous. Housing, medical, school, college, food, etc. I mean, what is this? He voted to raise tax people that make more than $42,000 a year…that is NOT a lot of money- especially where I live. Considering in Manhattan, the average one bedroom dump will cost you between $1,200-$1,800 a month- before you even eat or turn on you’re A/C, that’s not a lot. We’re not talking old people- but simply poor people. Why is this my problem? I struggle to get by myself- why am I now responsible for people who I don’t even know? How many people am I already paying for (not including illegal aliens) through taxes, that I don’t know? Well, this is what I get to Hope for, right?

What change is Obama going to bring? That’s an issue that bothers me is he has all these wonderful ideas, but he won’t talk specifics about what he is going to do. He says he has a plan- what is it? He’s going to bring change…to what? I mean, the economy grew 3.3% last quarter. Home sales actually went up slightly. Unemployment is down, oil dropped dramatically in a few short weeks, the war that he so desperately opposes and refuses to acknowledge anything good with it is going much better. McCain gets to be right- again- about the surge, Anbar Province is being turned over to the Iraqi’s. Meaning we aren’t running the show there anymore. And Obama said this would never happen. (So did Joe Biden).

Speaking of Joe, just gotta point out the latest stupid thing that flew out of his mouth… Dumb. And they want to talk trash about Sarah would be as VP.

There are simply so many things to go on about Obama. And his wife. And his associates. At least his racist nut job pastor isn’t on my TV anymore- which I don’t think people are going to necessarily forget about, just because Obama says it’s not a big deal, or that wasn’t the pastor he knew. I mean, that man is probably certifiable, and if he isn’t that Pfleger guy sure is. But Good Ol’ Reverend baptized Obama’s two girls, married he and Michelle, and in 20 years of regular attendance, because Obama is a good Christian, Obama never once heard any crazy thing come out of that man’s mouth. Right.

There’s the issue of the fact that Obama served 145 days in the senate, despite his term length. They make it out as if he’s been serving for so much time, but he actually showed up for work 145 days. What they meant to tell you was that’s how long he’s been collecting a paycheck. 145 days is almost 6 months. And when you examine his voting record, he voted present more times than gave an up or down vote, he voted along party lines 100% of the time when he did vote, and is known as the most liberal person in the senate. Go look at what he voted for and against. This man wants to be president, but doesn’t want to be held accountable to the direction he has tried to steer the country through the influence he has now.

Look- say what you want about McCain. Call him old, call him whatever, call him McSame, call him Bush 2. Whatever. That’s all you can really say about the guy- McCain’s pretty clean as far as his scandals go. I don’t like his views on everything, but he definitely isn’t a socialist or an idealistic Marxist, such as Obama. The experience argument isn’t lost on Obama simply because of Palin, because compare the records. That lady worked, she’s smart and down to earth. She proved she is willing to get in and get things done, because she’s done it. And when you compare the length of time, She’s been in the political game longer than him, as far as actual time working, she’s worked longer than him, she also has executive experience to his none- neither does Biden, for that matter, she even has a better handle on our energy policy than Obama. He is simply a disaster waiting to happen on a whole host of issues. Maybe this will even be a segmented piece on Why Obama is Wrong. :-).

At the end of the day though, one can say what they want about her. She’s only the number two. But he wants to be The One.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin 2008!

With the wonderful news today, I am beyond expression at how excited I am, finally, over the 2008 election. Not excited, but willing to support John McCain over Obama for a number of issues, I finally can vote in confidence and excitement for Sarah Palin, also known by her constituents as Saint Sarah, with an approval rating (poll depending) between 65 and 85%.

Saint Sarah, the Average Jane from Alaska knows what it’s like to deal with regular family issues that occur within small town America- something that Obama is more than showing his snobbery by suggesting “small town mayor” isn’t good enough for VP (what’s the population of Delaware?). But we’ll get to that in a minute. Sarah is a down to earth Washington outsider. She truly is change from the establishment, unlike her opponent for VP, Joe Biden. Joe is bought. Sarah threw out special interest. She also threw out crony Republicans up there, beating the pants out of the Democrat candidate, yet open enough and non-partisan enough to work with anyone honest enough, from any political party. She has shown this, this isn’t something she’s merely promising. With her approval rating sky high (unlike the Democratic congress), she doesn’t have to talk too much to convince America she means what she says and says what she means. This is change a person could believe in. Compare her record to Obama’s in Chicago. Crime is up, drugs and sex among teens remain too high, teen pregnancy is a rampant problem, organized crime flourishes, and some of the elected officials there get good deals on houses by convicted felons.

A person can research Sarah simply by typing her name into a search engine. Therefore, I won’t totally go on about her, people should do their own research to make up their minds about what they read. Having said that and this being my opinion that you’re reading, I want to compare this ticket to the liberal ticket with the issues that are important to me, and demonstrate why the liberals simply haven’t got a chance…

Economy: Joe the Liberal and Obama the Great have no plan but to raise taxes on the rich (because they owe their fair share, even though the wealthy already pay the most taxes), to give handouts to the poor and unwilling so they don’t have to work to better themselves. Sarah turned down the bridge to nowhere, knows better than most about what energy exploration would do for our economy- what it’s done for Alaska’s. John is notorious for busting the balls of politicians who earmark bills in the senate and has never taken one of his own. Ever.

Foreign Policy: On almost everything, Joe Biden has been wrong. He has spent more time than Obama- by far- but he hasn’t been right more than he hasn’t been wrong…a lot more. However the presidential candidate has no foreign policy experience. On the other hand the vice presidential candidate has none, however being a conservative, and a son being deployed to Iraq, I’d say she has more invested than Obama. So two Presidential candidates, one with a lot and one with no experience, and to VP’s, one with none and one who’s almost always been wrong. Hard pick, guys.

Family Values: The McCain family is well known for their kids, their adopted kids, John’s sons in the military, Cindy’s charities for children and all the hard volunteer work she does for children in third world countries. Sarah, the hockey mom of five, one with Down syndrome grew up in small town America with parents working in an elementary school, learning to hunt with her dad. Joe Biden, to his credit has a child in the military, but votes for abortion every chance he can, and Obama voted three times against bills to protect late term aborted babies that survived from being left to die. That is fact- look it up.

The War: This is a no brainer. Obama was against it before he could vote, but Joe was against and voted against the surge that worked (again, wrong on foreign policy). Obama lied in his “I Am A Dream” speech about McCain being lackadaisical regarding more troops- Obama was against more troops and if it wouldn’t have been for McCain pushing the Administration for more troops- well documented in various CSPAN clips- it might not have happened. Sarah, with her son getting ready for deployment is for a victorious situation, not bowing to terrorists who want to kill Americans.

Domestic Issues: Obama and Biden promise to make college affordable, omitting the fact that liberals run these collages and is the reason they are so expensive (Speaking of which…most Democrats are lawyers, litigators who get nothing accomplished), but think they’ll tax the rich and give credit to poor people to go. Obama wants bigger government and more oversight in new programs to aid socialism. Sarah and John…well, that’s easy. They’re the conservative ticket- they don’t want big government. They enable people to live their own lives and make better lives for themselves. If Charlie Rengal didn’t earmark $2 Million for a statue of himself, how many kids could have gone to college for free? McCain never asked for one (and neither did Sarah.)

Oh, and Sarah really is an environmentalist. She doesn’t have millions invested in Big Wind while blasting Big Oil (Nancy Pelosi!). She isn’t for making money off global warming, while really recognizing ways people can be good stewards of their environment. She doesn’t charter private jets everywhere.

McCain and Biden’s records are well established, McCain being known as a “maverick” and Biden being known as a well oiled insider, having been in the senate a little longer than McCain. The unknowns are Obama for president and Sarah as VP. The liberal blogs like to question her experience, as if Obama has some. Obama has served 145 days in the senate (about six months) and is known as the most liberal senator. But Sarah started her public service and prepping her resume for executive experience long before Obama was known. And what of Chicago? What is so safe and great that he accomplished? New York City is safer than Chicago!

Obama talks. Sarah has done. He wants to be president, though. Liberals say this is awful as she’s a heartbeat away from the oval office, yet they want to put this person who we know very little about- what we do know isn’t good- and has virtually no experience in that office. What sense does that make?

Furthermore, these people elected Hillary to the senate with zero experience- being someone’s wife doesn’t count (and Sarah put herself there with no connections to any politicians), and she served a handful of years- very little relative experience, but they thought she had enough to be president. But Sarah with executive experience isn’t qualified to be vice?

Lastly, lets talk about the importance of her being a woman. Being one myself it could be assumed I would be for this, but I am no feminist. I couldn’t believe Bush nominated Harriet Myers, but I love Condi. So, really, it’s all about the woman. It depends on who she is. There are good ones and bad ones, and certainly this is historic. However, when Geraldine Ferraro was the Dem. VP candidate, women around the country voted for what they thought was best…not necessarily the woman. So this isn’t a given among women. However, look at this woman. She is down to earth, a real person who hunts, fishes, is business oriented, a member of the union, she has children with sports schedules and school projects, she has a special needs child. She is real. She’s not spent her life in politics, and has proven that she can bring change and reform to her people. She is grounded. Although her political record is small, it is clear and easy to judge.

In contrast, Obama’s is sketchy at best- when he does vote, and Joe’s is so long, but suffice it to say extremely liberal and neither are known to be bipartisan (quite in fact the opposite), but with John and Sarah, both are well known for working for the solution and not the party politics.

However, the pros outweigh the cons. Imagine had John chosen Romney, who I thought he would pick. That man has baggage. We would have lost. Same with Pawlenty- who I like- comes with baggage as well, and some of these aren’t good. Lieberman would have been awful not only with his very liberal record, but with his dis to the Democratic Party, they would have a field day picking apart the ticket.

The bottom line is Sarah has proven that she is a real person who will get the job done. She has been vetted. She has made real decisions that affect people’s daily lives, not bowing to anyone’s special interest but that of her people. She is a servant. She isn’t better than us- angels will not descend from heaven singing praises for an anointed one. Obama has proven that he will say whatever it takes to get people to hope for an idea. She has concrete examples of doing things and demonstrating what she will accomplish. Obama talks a lot and has a record of voting “present” in the senate, rather than simply being held accountable for a yes or no vote.

Sarah’s the right pick for conservatives, for women, for minorities, for the middle class, for the lower and upper class, for families, for the economy, for taxes, for government reform. The Obama-Biden ticket simply does not possess any record for being good in any of these important issues. The Obama Biden ticket contains a lot of hope for ideas of “change”. But Sarah already made changes. Big changes.

I can’t wait to get my bumper sticker!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Goodbye Brave Heroes!

The following is an after action report for my time spent volunteering in Ft. Dix, NJ, while attending a ceremony to see off approximately 3,000 National Guardsmen, This past Saturday, June 14th:

After Action Report- Ft. Dix, NJ


My day started way too early, just after 0400 on Saturday morning. This was prior to driving down with to NJ to carpool with Elyse to her folk’s house on Friday night and staying up pretty late hanging out with Rich. Elyse and I stopped by Karl and his wife’s house on the way down, to drop off a megaphone that is almost as big as I am, with which to yell at Moonbats at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, like he does every Saturday. After catching up and settling down, we all got a few hours sleep. Just a few…

We were up at 0:dark-thirty, dressed and hit the road. I was having problems with my contact, which turned out to be defective (and not a scratched eye), and ended up doing my whole day with one in and one out. That was weird! We arrived at the base about 0600, drove around looking for the field for a while, and as soon as we found it, we went to work. Set up behind the bleachers, I started mixing lemonade and iced tea in big Army green coolers and other such stuff. By the time I made it to our tent, Rich was effectively supervising and I helped sort cakes that had previously been cut.

In our tent, we served Keebler and Girl Scout cookies, Home made coffee cake, angel food cake with pineapples and coconuts (sooooo good!) and pound cake, Entenmann’s cakes, pies and pastries and had tubs full of candy and Beanie Babies for the kids. I sort of assigned myself to this task, going back to my southern roots, I decided that these people were too good to serve themselves, but rather, I invited them in and served them whatever they wanted and as much of it as they cared for. They just needed to stick out the place that was handed to them.

I was assigned a few volunteers, the most adorable young men, who were Cadet Airmen, and I taught them the basics of said southern hospitality, and they really got into it. They officially announced the coffee cake was the best thing to try, because it was made with love. They don’t know it, but I say that about home made food all the time. Their names were Cadet Maj. Peter Daigle, Cadet 1st Sgt. Mark Untizs, Cadet Airman 1st Class Dan Krakower, Cadet Sr. Airman Steve Young, Cadet TSgt. Justin Zacher, Cadet Airman Basic Ryan Werner, Cadet Airman Basic John Mane, Cadet MSgt. Mike Cunningham, all under the command of Commander Captain Ulrich Gordon Lewis.

These young men took orders well, I’d like to thank their commander for a job well done there, and they were easy to manage. A big help when we would get several people at a time. I instructed them to hand out the plates and load it up with everything, and they followed my lead where being outgoing and customer service oriented went.

It was fun to get to know the people I was working with, joke around with the Cadets, many volunteers were there, and I was primarily around ARMS and Eagles Up. While I worked, as Rich reported, he handed out flags to so many people, and I loved watching the kids come get candy from us, after having received a flag from Rich, somewhere down the field. Elyse helped load stuff up and did a lot of networking to meet other folks, and get the Eagles Up name out there. I am surprised she didn’t get more sunburned!

After a while, I left my men at the table to continue serving and Elyse and I went to take pictures. Because of my one-eye thing going on, she took more than me, because I couldn’t see (I’m pretty blind). We watched and waited and cheered and yelled when our troops went marching by, and the crowd roared with love and those men and women walked ten feet tall. After standing in the heat for hours and then going to march, they paraded around the field for all to appreciate. It was truly moving.

Watching these brave men and women marching, I was filled with gratitude for them, and was so honored that I was able to be there and help give back to them. They sacrifice so much for our country and for me to be here in my climate controlled environment typing this, and I was just humbled by them. I was also very sad to know that some won’t make it back home alive. Some won’t come back physically whole people, or will be psychologically different people. This is the risk they take for us. They know full well what they’re walking into, and they volunteered to do it. I wouldn’t have taken any amount of money to be out there that day, supporting my men and women in uniform.

When the ceremony was over, we had quite a bit of food left over, and were puzzled over what to do. “Give it away!” Elyse’s mom said. I asked her, “Whole cakes?” She said, “YES!” Well, okay! I loaded up my arms, six and seven boxes at a time, and proceeded to walk all over the field, both behind and in front of the bleachers, handing out cakes to anyone who didn’t have a box in their hands. “Free cakes! Take one, God Bless you!” is what I would tell the soldiers, thanking them for their service (and for taking a cake). I did this over and over until there were no more cakes to give. We then had to deal with candy- donated were tubs of candy but divvied into Ziploc bags with about 7 or 8 pieces in each. Rather than hand a bag of candy out at a time, which could have taken hours, I grabbed a whole tub and walked around looking for kids. When I found them, I yelled, “Free candy!!” They looked at me like I was joking, and I assured them I was not! They came from everywhere, happy to dig into the bucket of sweets, and the parents were very happy about it as well. I did that again, until there were none left.

After cleaning down, being in the sun all day and busy working with very little sleep, we sat around and chatted while watching the Guards come with their huge forklift trucks to get the pallets of ice, bottled water and other soft drinks. Elyse and I watched this girl, who slugged those bags of ice and carried the heaviest things like any other man would. THAT was neat to witness. It was nothing to her- all in a day’s work.

In the end, this was, like Rich and Elyse, one of the most moving things I was ever able to be a part of, and it affected me deeply. The first time I went to DC, March 17, 2007, I felt that feeling; that humble yet proud feeling. I had it again the following September. This was that same feeling, only a bit different, in addition. It was like looking at the ocean or the mountains for the first time; that feeling of being very small, maybe even insignificant, in the grand scheme of things. But the awesomeness of being able to see those things is really something that you take with you. And I had that sort of feeling this weekend. It’s one of those things that you can take with you when it’s your time to go. I got to go there, serve them, to witness the love and admiration from the family and the pride and bravery of those men and women that numbered just under 3,000.

I can’t help but continually admit that I am a lucky person; and especially after taking part in that.


Jenny Bea

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Who's Your Mommy?

I have been away from my site for a while due to the absolutely disgusting circus that has become our run up to electing a president, and the mess that the media has created with it all.

But I’m here now, and boy am I disgusted! I captured a screenshot of the Drudge Report this morning, I sat here in my chair, staring at the computer screen, wondering, “What is this about, anyway?” Obama has become the Golden Boy and everyone loves this guy, and I cannot for the life of me figure it out! His face is everywhere!

Let’s dissect the tiny amount we know about this man, starting with the most recent events:

One is that that stupid Catholic preacher at his Trinity church got in trouble over his sermon last week. Now this Pfleger guy got up into the pulpit and stated, “You know that I never come up here and talk about politics,” leaving the crowd under roaring and knowing laughter. At least these people know what sarcasm is…that may come in handy in the future. Why hasn’t his tax exempt status been revoked? Isn’t there a separation of church and state? Oh, nevermind, I guess not too many people really get that, anymore.

So they got rid of him, but only temporarily. I guess it has to come down to molesting little boys to be officially kicked out for good, no matter how much he insinuates white people think they’re entitled to things- as if black people don’t think that way. And to be honest, I was more offended by this guy than Wright- I think that Wright is indicative of how a lot of black people feel…Pfleger is just pandering to that emotion, thinking he can belong with them. He has no idea what it’s like to be black, but having been around them enough, he knows the words to say to folks to make them believe he understands what it’s like. What an imbecile. How insulting and embarrassing.

Oh, and for the record, MOST white people do not feel entitled- they want to go to work, pay their bills, feed their kids, make love to their spouse and be left the hell alone. And yes, all except for the making love to spouses part, that includes Hillary. How anyone could think otherwise is beyond me- that woman knows how much people hate her. She may feel privileged, but not entitled, but that ignorant Catholic idiot probably doesn’t understand the difference.

Next you have Wright, and both Pfleger and Wright have had the privilege of mentoring Obama, spiritually speaking, according to Obama. (Unless that was a “slip” like 57 states), this guy who also spouts some of the most hateful rhetoric…I can’t understand why they’re preaching the word of God. God is love. God doesn’t point out hateful things. God wants us to turn away from that and be in love. But boy, these two didn’t get that memo.

I frankly don’t care which church this guy wants to attend, it is telling of his character- the company he keeps, but what gets me most is the politics these people preach. They encourage their parishioners to vote and to vote a certain way- and in this case they aren’t voting for the white girl… What if Mike Huckabee did this? What if Mitt Romney did this? What about McCain? Neither would get away with it without the Drive By Media lashing out at them for the next two weeks. Why, that Huckabee had an ad with a bookcase behind him and people flipped out, thinking of the subliminal message the “cross” in the bookcase was. I understand WHY they flipped out- Huckabee doesn’t have enough bad to say about his country. He’s not dissing it and not playing these race baiting games, or promising he’s just going to take care of everyone, so people don’t want his good intentions. But Obama, with an ungrateful wife and racist pastor (with a part time nut job priest thrown in for good measure) can stand in a pulpit with a GIANT cross in the background, preaching his politics, pandering to that crowd. Obama, who has obviously never felt the LOVE of God, can get away with this. Even Hillary couldn’t.

The media are having not just A field day, but many field days. This must be like multiple orgasms for them, one right after the other, and it just never seems to stop coming for them. Between collecting the most unflattering pictures of the Witch and the most promising ones for Curious George, I mean Obambi…I mean Obama, then making fun of McCain’s age and insinuating he’s too old for the job, they-single handedly have picked both the republican and democrat nominee for the highest job in the land. Which ever channel you chose, you will hear only the opinion they want you to have regarding these people. You will hear the misquotes, the false accusations, false rumors, misstated facts, and it’s all pushed in your lap each and every night in hopes that you will do what they say and vote for whom they want to be elected.

Don’t believe me? How come Ron Paul never gets covered? The last bit of positive news from Hillary was Mt. Rushmore. Before that…I can’t remember- when was her birthday?

What really gets me is that the man hasn’t run a dishwasher. You wouldn’t put your 15 year old behind the wheel of your car. You’d wait until they had enough experience to be trusted driving. So does that mean that America has enough loose screws and utterly nutty people to elect such a boob? Tell me what he’s done that spells Commander in Chief? (and do people really believe him when he says he’s going to get the troops out of Iraq? The Dumbocrats said the same thing in 2006 and lied to the American Public-even admitted to lying…are we really going to fall for it this time?) He promises change…change WHAT? I like my country- a lot. I just hate the politicians. Obambi doesn’t know what it’s like to be a regular Joe. What is he going to change that is so great- how’s he going to do it without making my country unrecognizable to my ancestors? What change will he bring when he can’t even vote on real issues- hell when he does, he votes “present”, but most of the time, he just never shows up for his job!

Meanwhile, this being in your face almost all the time, your elected officials are taking your money and running with it, folks. They’re debating global warming legislation, now. They want to totally destroy our economy with “green” things, raise our taxes for “green” taxes, etc. They want to start taxing the plastic shopping bags in grocery stores, redefining “organic”, give more power to the federal government to regulate green markets, etc. Just what we need when we’re paying $4.50/gallon in gas. More tax. More politicians taking your money and telling you they’re spending it on something to benefit you, whether you like it or not.

And while they’re busy pretending to care about the environment, they’re leaving us screwed on our gas- how hysterical was it that they drug these big shot CEOs from the oil companies into congress last week to find out about their Big Bad Profits (you know, because in a capitalist society, you aren’t supposed to make that much), and what happens to our gas prices? They went up. And what percentage of the money from one gallon goes to the oil company, vs. taxes to the government? What did congress get done? Well, but they didn’t pull out of the war either, just like they said they would.

Aren’t you glad you can count on them???

Folks, we have before us, a wonderfully detailed picture of what our next four years look like, whether our president is the racist, socialist, pandering, inexperienced, lying idiot, or McCain. We will see our taxes go up for one of the biggest scams perpetrated on the American public, amnesty for illegals, more government entitlement programs, socialization of our people, destruction of our culture. We will go broke because of social security. America will have its collective butts wiped by the Feds, and taught that personal responsibility is a burden too great to bear any longer. We’re all a bunch of babies- victims- Why work when you can just have the government steal from the rich to line your pockets? Pretty soon, car payments might even get subsidized. I mean, I know they’re pushing for it for hurricane insurance…

I guess on the upside, when it’s all said and done, maybe I can buy a house. By that time, so many people will have come to foreclosure and the government will have bailed them out- I’m willing to bet an economic stimulus package enabling people to a down payment on a house to give the market a good boost. That could be you or me by that time, with the taxpayer footing that bill. I bet Obama would think that’s exactly the kind of change our country needs!

It won’t be me, though. Government is not my mommy.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Times Square Rally to support NYPD, NYC and the Recruiters-AAR

After Action Report: 3/8/08

It was so important for me to be in Times Square on Saturday, that I would have done about anything. I went to bed the night before praying that God doesn’t let it rain on our parade. Later at the rally Chris Hill had a different approach in that the rain proves that God is alive, we wouldn’t be here without it. Either way, God shined on us this day, even if the sun did not. I never wanted to buy a pair of rubber boots so badly in my life.

I arrived on scene at just about noon, after having stopped for a sip of coffee. There were a handful of folks already there and to my utter astonishment, Dan Maloney arranged a tent-a huge tent- for us to be under while it poured rain. Essentially, it was like a giant block party, right there in front of the recruiting station. Only in New York! It was absolutely fabulous. Slowly, the crowds gathered in and by 1:00pm, we had a great size- maybe 60 people. In the pouring rain, proud patriots stood waving flags-some sans umbrellas, while some of us with paper signs stayed mostly under the tent to show the passers-by (It rained so much, that I considered going on a shopping trip for the CUBIT tool, to build an ark for us). I got a lot of pictures taken of my sign, which I’m used to- I like the one liner slap-in-the-face variety. My sign read, “Terrorism will NOT be tolerated”.

Many organizations came to support us and please forgive me for not listing all of them- there were just so many, including NJ and CT GoE, Eagles Up, Free Republic, Guardian Angels, Suffolk County Conservative Party, Atlas Shrugs and many others, and I know that we are so grateful for everyone’s support. People came from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston and New Jersey (per my discussions). The media that came was almost overwhelming, because as we Eagles are used to, they never come and cover us. They showed up almost in droves, as did tourist participators. I know I gave interviews with Fox, Univision, NBC, NY 11, NY 9, Daily Times, New York Post, but then had my picture taken by CBS and a couple others. I was flabbergasted. Dan and Jim Bancroft are both so great at giving sound bites to the media and explaining our organization in such a way that they won’t misunderstand what we’re doing.

My main statement to the media was how I truly felt about the bombing of this recruiter station. First, that if you disagree with the war, president, military, etc. that is fine, you are free to say so and express that view in any way and you are protected by the constitution. Blowing things up to make a statement is not one of those rights. Also, that this isn’t just a slap in the face to the military, but to everyone who loves New York. You do NOT go and bomb anything- especially Times Square.

At the peak of the rally I would estimate we had perhaps more than 120 people hanging around and expressing support. I asked many how they heard of the event, the media got press releases (many of them from Jim Bancroft), Some said they heard from Move America Forward, Free Republic, Michelle Malkin. There was even a guy from the McCain camp there. (How bout that Eagles!!!) He came out to support what we were doing. I talked to him and he kept politics to a minimum, and I respected that a lot. There were a whole slew of tourists and NYers passing through who stopped to see what we were doing and thank us. Many of them stayed for a while and waved flags or stood under the tent to talk with other folks about the bombing. We had no Moonbats come out to say anything. Perhaps they melt when water gets on them…It was a very cool experience standing with strangers with the same sentiment.

That sentiment is we will NOT be intimidated. Terrorism in any form will not be tolerated. This bombing will not go overlooked or forgotten about. We gathered as Americans to defend that place and to represent others who feel the same way. You are free to feel and express yourself however you want except for destruction. In the pouring rain, we united to say, “Not on Our Watch!!” The message we hoped to get across was that the bomber did not hit its target, but only served to royally piss people off, including all those that love New York. New York belongs to everyone, after all.

I would also like to recognize the mini-parade from the NYPD and FDNY. I talked to several NYPD today and they were all so grateful we came to support them and the recruiters-they are so tired of the anti-war Moonbats. I didn’t get a good count, but estimate 10 police cars, two fire trucks and SUV came rolling through a couple times, blaring their sirens and horns, flashing their lights (picture it- all the cabs had to get out of the way) and waving at us and giving us thumbs up. Getting recognized like that was almost like being celebrity. Only from real people, not Hollyweirds,

The NYPD is awesome and we love them. The recruiters in Times Square are very special to us- we’ve rallied there a couple times and, after all, they have seen it all. And New York, especially after 9/11, holds a very special place in all of our hearts. I was more than honored to stand up for NYC as well, as she is the greatest city in the world.

Thank you all again. You are all my heroes, and it was my pleasure to be with you. Until we rally again…

CT State Coordinator
Gathering of Eagles

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Green Collar Workers

The democrats are busy creating a new buzzword and industry at the same time. Now, I had to ask myself, having never heard of it before, “What the hell is a ‘green-collar job?’ It must have something to do with the religion of Global Warming.” I remember when we went from manufacturing things to a “Service Economy”. Now we’re looking at all the folks that know how to build (you know, actually turning wrenches) airplanes and fix airplanes and steel mills and such are dying. They’re taking that knowledge with them, and the kids are getting out of college being design experts, catering experts, financial advisors, etc. No blisters on those fingers!

What we have is a set of folks called White Collar, who may have desk jobs, shuffle paper, type and answer phones, make appointments, have meetings, and possibly lucky enough to enjoy some perks. On the other hand, we have Blue Collar folks that work and break a sweat for a living, may come home dirty or physically exhausted, manage a crew of dirty, tired or sweaty people. Now, we’re going to have a third hand, called “Green Collar”, and these people will be like Blue Collar people, except they’re doing something good for the environment. Let’s examine this.

In this article, there are some examples of Green Collar industry. The first one listed made me giggle slightly, because unless you’re doing it for children, you’re not going to make great headway with the adults. (Also, bear in mind how many people ride bikes with 70% of the population being overweight.) Some are already covered in the Blue Collar Category and are blatantly obvious, such as hazardous materials clean-up (unless those guys in orange and yellow jumpsuits wear them because they like it), “car and truck mechanic jobs”, or mechanics, some are redundant, made to make the list look longer, and some are just not thought about very thoroughly.

An example of one would be the production of solar panels, bike cargo systems (whatever that means), green waste bins (not sure if that’s the color or the lingo meaning it’s recycled somehow…), and I’m sitting here thinking, what makes this person believe that these great solar panels that we’ll all be installing won’t be Made in China in five years? And then, especially with the landscaping/tree pruning end, wouldn’t it make sense, at the rate things are going now, we’ll have trouble with the Illegal Aliens doing those jobs? Do YOU want to install solar panels in the midday hot sun for $10 an hour? Well, Juan Doe doesn’t mind.

This is what Hillary Clinton proposes to put us in a new direction. Have a New Collar industry, with its own Green Union, perhaps. Why, we’ll have to have legislation for new discriminatory/harassment laws for these Green Collar Workers. Can you imagine Mr. Green Landscaper saying to his Miss Lady Coworker, “Hey, looks like you need to trim your bush up a bit, it’s getting a little wild down there.” I mean, I work in an office, if someone said that to me, it would be obvious, right? Forget about the Southern Border guys, we have a whole new ballgame we’ve got to create.

Now, does anyone remember why our manufacturing jobs left our country to begin with, and can anyone take a guess why these “new” manufacturing jobs will go? Why would we “create” a new sector that will be outsourced? Why, even White Collar jobs are being outsourced. Called Microsoft, lately? You’ll talk to someone in India.

It’s all meant to make you feel good about yourself, make you increase your self esteem, brought to you by people and politicians who really believe that you can’t think for yourself and will swallow whatever BS they feed you because you’re dumb, they know better than you and they smile while they do it.

And this is great, because it addresses Global Warming. What a load of crap. Didn’t you just love it when The Goracle said that office buildings should install fluorescent lighting to save energy? You know, I can’t remember the last time I was in an office with fluorescent lighting. While congress is busy making sure that polar bears (who aren’t drowning) aren’t drowning, real folks are busy trying to figure out why they paid $10 for a CFL and then pay to recycle the stupid thing, or throw it away for free and poison the (eco-friendly legislated) landfills with mercury. But you know, Waste Management is building baseball fields over their landfills in their commercials.

While I’m talking about congress, I’d like to take the time to congratulate Miss Nanny Pelosi for a job well done in making sure our elected representatives eat a healthy and well balanced lunch, by throwing out those terrible cold cut sandwiches and pizza slices (so they say) and bringing in a whole new line of gourmet food. It’s green-for your guts. Now, while she is busy having meetings about meetings she’s going to have and not getting much else done besides measuring her drapes and buying flowers, we’re all still wondering if they think we forgot about the border, because of the election. I mean, the southern border.

She managed to pork up the omnibus bill so much, our great grandkids are going to be feeling it, and is trying in vain to find a way to add some kind of earmark to the economic stimulus package, to add a tax or roll back a tax cut to pay for it (because she can’t stand to part with it- it’s all part of her budget after all), or swap one tax for another to not loose any money. It’s really sad, she just can’t bear the thought of Americans getting money in their pocket- from them. It’s supposed to be the other way around. (Don’t worry, you’ll probably have to claim anything on your next income return.) And what does the government think they’re going to do giving people hundreds of dollars back? Do they think they’re all going to invest wisely, perhaps buy insurance, pay off a loan? Can someone say Hurricane Katrina? I’m all for giving the people’s money back to them, but seriously, we’re grasping at straws here. Some people will buy more groceries for their kids, some people are going to buy color TVs. And when that money is gone, it’s gone, and then what’s the government going to do? Cut another interest point?

The republican side isn’t much better, but at least they refer to “hate crimes” as crimes, and “green collar jobs” as blue collar jobs (and sometimes jobs Americans won’t do). They care about money, bringing it in and keeping it flowing. The democrats care about taxing it and controlling your thermostat. Republicans talk about what’s good for Americans and the American Dream, Democrats talk about what’s good for the common good and making sacrifices for the common good (only their idea is socialism). You know, because they all make so many sacrifices.

But none of them really have any idea on how to fix the mess they’ve made, except for whose to pay for it. And every single day you go to work, you pay for it. Every cent of interest you earn- which is less today than yesterday- you pay for it.

And speaking of paying, did you know that you could be facing a 40 cent increase per gallon of gas for federal taxes to pay for fixing roads and bridges? Gee, all this time, I thought we were paying for it, not in just our federal tax, but the taxes on gas and the tolls we pay. Silly me. I never thought I’d see the day when congress had the audacity to ask for more money to fix something that’s their job and should have been in their budget to begin with.

So are you a Green Collar Worker, or a regular American trying to figure out how you’re going to manage 40 cents more a gallon in gas? I hear you can download a copy of your local bus schedule from the internet- which may also soon be taxed.