3 01 2010

Whoa, check it out, its a video…amazing.

~We the People~

2 10 2009

I have been trying to catch up on recent events and stuff in the political world lately, since I have been out of commission in that department for so long. I came across a letter that was written to Glenn Beck, back in June, from a woman in Arizona. I thought the letters message was simple and concise and got the point across. I thought I would share with you what the letter said:

I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

Rush at CPAC

13 03 2009

Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host, and almost always controversial figure gave the keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in early March. I greatly enjoyed his speech and wanted to share it with you. The speech is rather long so I wont post the entire thing, but here is just one of my many favorite parts of the speech. The selection is regarding the current administration’s economic policy. (if your on a time crunch just start around 2:30 until 5 or so)

Housing Market

27 02 2009

So I don’t have the Fox news channel sadly. So I miss Glenn Beck’s new show. I try to catch parts of it on the Internet when I can. Anyway here is a clip from yesterday’s show focusing on the housing market.

Media Bias

7 12 2008

So you are probably tired of hearing politics and about how the media is biased, but I find it very interesting. Even more interesting that people in general seem not to care at all. As I have said before, I believe the mainstream, liberal Media (i.e. NBC, PBS, ABC, New York Times, and so on) played a substantial role in President Elect Obama’s victory. So hear is look at a video and at some of the highlights of a Zogby poll on voters and where they get their information from. 


Zogby Poll Highlights:

35 % of McCain voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.

18% of Obama voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.

McCain voters knew which party controls congress by a 63-27 margin.

Obama voters got the “congressional control” question wrong by 43-41.

Those that got “congressional control” correct voted 56-43 for McCain.

Those that got “congressional control” wrong voted 65-35 for Obama.

The poll also asked voters to name all the media sources from which they got information.

Those “exposed” to Fox News got “congressional control” correct 64-25 (+39)

Those “exposed” to CNN got “congressional control” correct 48-38 (+10)

Those “exposed” to Network news got “congressional control” correct 48-39 (+9)

Those “exposed” to print media got “congressional control” correct 52-37 (+15)

Those “exposed” to MSNBC got “congressional control” correct 55-35 (+20)

Those “exposed” to talk radio got “congressional control” correct 61-29 (+32)

Voters in the “South” had the best response rate on “congressional control” (+22)

Voters in the “Northeast” had the worst response rate on “congressional control” (+9)

Those “exposed” to Fox News voted 70-29 for McCain.

Those “exposed” to CNN voted 63-37 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to MSNBC voted 73-26 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to network newscasts voted 62-37 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to national newspapers voted 64-36 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to talk radio voted 61-38 for McCain.

I don’t know about you, but it is very obvious to me that the media has a very liberal agenda and it affects how the American people make decisions, which in itself is scary. There seams to be a problem with how the news is warped to always portray President Elect Obama in a positive light and bury any potentially negative elements. But at the same time always portray Governor Palin and Senator McCain in a negative light and focus on the negative elements in their campaigns or lives. I am not saying to not show the bad in a politician, that is partially the media’s job, but to be consistent, and treat both parties in the same manner. Sure I am beating a dead horse here, President Elect Obama has won, I know. But even though the election is over the problem with the Media is still there, and will continue to be there, unless something changes. What I don’t know, but I would like to make you aware of the incredible bias inherent in the Media that has a very large effect on this country.






9 11 2008

*I am not an expert, simply a college student who likes to think he knows everything, the following is my opinion*

President Elect Obama has said he wants to do a lot of things, I know that people lie and even more so with politicians, but lets just suppose that he will do, or at least will try to accomplish all that he has said. After all Obama is a “different kind of politician,” and an, “agent of change,” right? Maybe he will surprise everybody and do what he says. What will change if Obama does follow through? He supports universal health care, in some of his speeches he said he wants everybody to have healthcare as good as he has it. So the government will give everyone Senator grade health care for free. Sweet. No more privatized health care, because who is going to pay for healthcare when you can get it for free? He also said he wants everybody to be able to go to college. That sounds like a sweet deal as well, but how is that going to happen unless the government pays for everybody? Obama can pay for my college if he wants, I wouldn’t have to worry about working and going to college at the same time then. Just like McCain, Obama is supports amnesty for illegal immigrants. Not to mention Obama’s blatant love of redistribution of wealth. A major principle of socialism I might add. You can see that evident in his economic and tax plans as well. Sure lets take money from those who pay taxes and give it to those who pay no taxes, makes perfect sense right? Just what the doctor ordered, more welfare programs. What if everybody wants a car? Will the government buy everyone a Ford Explorer? (Hybrid of course) Socialism doesn’t work, and it is not the government’s job to be involved with every aspect of our lives. And what is this civilian security force Obama proposed last week? It is supposed to be just as powerful and well funded as our existing military? Where are we getting all the money for these things? Are we just going to print more, or even better take out some more loans from China. Think about it, the government already controls our education. The government just bought out Washington Mutual, and Fannie and Freddie, so they own a lot of people’s mortgages. To me the election of Senator Obama seems like a slap in the face of the people who fought and died to stop the spread and influence of communism and socialism. I think I put to much faith in the American populace, I hope the day never comes when those who are in their Obama trance will wake up and find that the government controls their house, job, healthcare, media, utilities, education and who knows what else. Now the probability of all that happening is pretty slim unless all the Republicans cave like spineless worms. I doubt half of those things will come about in the next 4 years. I would bet more on Obama staying closer to the center and playing things safe, I doubt he will do anything that would be too risky and effect him getting re-elected in 4 years.

I say all this, for the purpose of warning you to be wary and to watch Obama and our congressmen closely. We as citizens of the United States have a responsibility to make sure our government isn’t screwing us over. There are checks and balances in the system; we the people, are the check for the misconduct in our government officials. After all they work for us in the first place, we pay their salary, we must hold them accountable. Now with all the gloomy, negative stuff out of the way, that is my opinion on the matter. I just needed to get it out there and off my chest. Good news is that the Democrats didn’t get a super majority just kept their simple majority. I would like to say that I do not wish ill on Senator Obama, on the contrary, I wish that he will be a great president and I think he has the potential to be one. I sincerely wish Senator Obama well and I pray that he will be given the wisdom, fortitude, and courage to make choices, not that I would agree with, but the right ones, that will lead this nation through the looming storms on our horizon.

My Vote

28 10 2008

We are a week away from election day. I know that people always say, “this election is so important,” but this election really is defining in many ways. I believe that this election will drastically change the course America is on. Change can be both bad and good, it depends on what kind of change we want. There are many factors that make this election different from others, among those factors, I believe some of the most important ones include: the state and future of our economy, our policy and actions in the Middle East, and our energy problems. Taking those factors into consideration, I will be voting for McCain this election. If you have been reading my blog in the past you know that I am not a McCain fan and that I have put a large amount of thought into this decision. I will vote for McCain not because of who he IS, but because of who he is NOT. He is not Barrack Obama. That being said, I don’t think that I would even be voting for McCain if he were not running against Obama. Mainly because I feel that by voting for McCain it sends a message to GOP leaders that the Republican party needs to move farther left, because in my opinion McCain is about as far left as you can be and still call yourself a Republican. I want the opposite to happen. I want the Republican party to move farther right on the political spectrum. I am not a party voter, I have voted for Democrats and Republicans, so I don’t want to hear any party crap. I want this, because the Republican party most closely resembles my political and ideological preferences. Enough about that, let me briefly tell you why I don’t want Obama in the White House. (if you want more specific explanations please comment and I will oblige) The thought of Obama, the most liberal Senator in Congress, being the most powerful man in the world scares me. It genuinely scares me to a degree, and the thought of Obama being the president with a Democratic majority in both Houses scares me even more. (which is likely to happen) Talk about running the economy into the ground. *shiver* I would be hard pressed to find a policy Obama stands for that I agree with, or a policy that he has not flipped his stance on for that matter. Setting aside the volumes of things he and I disagree upon, setting aside the radical people that he chooses to associate with, what has Obama done? What has Obama done to qualify him to be President of the most powerful country in the world? I really want to know. I’m not talking about the constitutional requirements, but accomplishments. The man is a fine orator, you have to give him that, but having a smooth tongue is not my idea of a qualification. The man has done nothing that I can think of to merit my vote, except have a long run of bad judgment.*(see Beck Humor post) Anyway, that’s my stance, I am open to discussion if you would like.