Thursday, December 15, 2011

We need a Ronald Reagan Conservative for President


Bowed down with the wight of concern
That is how I feel bowed under the burden of concern I have for our nation. The recent events with OWS-as well as-the shannigans of Berry and the Dems in Congress show that this country is on a headlong "progressive" course to European style socialism!

These are perilous times. Our economy remains in shambles,Europe is on the brink of economic collapse,and China is rising, and,yet Berry and his minions dawdle and do nothing but propose more of the socialist nonsense that got us here.

We -the conservative movement-need a candidate with the principles and philosophy of Ronald Reagan. And yet -since Cain was forced out -I see no one,absolutely no one,who fits the Bill.

 Mitt Romney supported socialized,mandated, insurance as Governor. His tax program does not contain any real reform, he seems to be just telling people what he thinks they want to hear,and, in my opinion ,he comes off a little phony. In short he is a prepackaged box of marketed soap!

Ron Paul? one word Crazy!

Rick Santorum: Hah! He doesn't appear to stand a chance at this time.

Bachman: Really solid conservative-as well as Tea Party candidate-but not ready for Prime time.

As for Gingrich. He is nothing more than a Conservative Progressive and he will always favor big government over smaller limited government period.

The rest don't even deserve mention. So where do we go from here? Prayer. It seems that is the only solution left. Pray that God will raise up a person who will stand up for individual freedom, reform taxes,stand for a strong United States,and seek to limit the power and scope of government.

P.S. A short word about Herman Cain. I sincerely wish he would reignite his campaign. I was appalled at the savagery of the coordinated liberal attack against Cain. These women that were trotted out were nothing more than a political assassination team.

Their disingenous claims that they were not politically motivated is hogwash!

Once again America has been robbed by the liberal political/media machine of an opportunity to have a truly great President.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Herman Cain: Just what America needs!




"Hope and change ain't working"! "We don't need to rewrite the Constitution"! "We need to reread the Constitution"!

So says 2012 Presidential hopeful Herman Cain. Cain is a true American. A man cut in the mold of Ronald Reagan! Like Reagan, Herman comes from humble circumstances. Ronald Reagan came from a struggling poor white family in the great depression. Cain came from a struggling poor black family in the same time period.

Both men, convinced that in America you can achieve anything, grabbed the bull by the horns, and took control of their own destiny! They didn't see their poverty as a hindrance, but rather a strength that propelled them forward to success.

Both men had a strong and abiding faith in the truth of America; that anyone can achieve what they dream if they are willing to work, persevere, and believe!

Go Herman Cain!! The next President of the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

9/11 Remembered: Ten Years Later

What a wonderful late August day I enjoyed today! Humidity low,temp in the 80's,clear blue bowl sky,very much like that fateful day,Sept.11,2001, when our world changed,and,life would never be the same.

This afternoon I finally came inside and logged online and found some really good articles about 9/11. What struck me most-as well as angered me-is how much progress has been made -not only at Ground Zero- but in the War on Terror as well-and the M.S.M. isn't saying a damned thing about it!


Consider for example this link 9/11 Memorial Site at Ground Zero. I was astounded by how much progress has been made in rebuilding the W.T.C. complex and memorial-and yet-I haven't seen anything on N.B.C,C.B.S,or A.B.C, about it! Why? Why haven't theses networks-that claim to be "news organizations" been having regular updates on the progress at "Ground Zero"?

As I pondered this-with tears in my eyes- I actually became angry. It seems to me that many of these "so-called" journalists want you and me to forget what happened on that horrific day back in 2001. They want us to forget that we were attacked by a band of Islamic Fascists who would see us all dead,they want us to forget about the strong and determined leadership of our -then President-George W.Bush, and they want us to be kept in the dark about the progress we have made -not only in rebuilding the W.T.C-but also in the "War on Terror"!

Take a moment to think about this,since 9/11 we have deposed Saddam Hussein, we liberated Iraq and have given them a chance to forge their own Democracy, we have stomped Al-Qaeda into the ground across the globe,and most of all cut the head off the Al-Qaeda snake,by killing Osama Ben Laden may he rot in hell!

At the site of the World trade center we have made substantial progress in rebuilding-as well as memorializing-that tragic event. We have seen the Arab world respond the George W. Bush's call to seek Democracy, in Egypt, Syria,Libya and other places. This is a repudiation of the Al-Qaeda doctrine that freedom and democracy are incompatible with Islam! 

While Bush was President we were asked time and time again what victory in the war on terrorism would look like. I say it looks a lot like what we are witnessing today! 

We have driven Al-Qaeda to their knees, we have witnessed the Arab spring,and we are showing the dogs who attacked us on Sept.11,2001,that we will rebuild,we will fight,and we will prevail.

Well that's all for today,but, I will be blogging about this more in the days ahead. Until then God bless you and yours and may God bless America.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Obama tells us to "Up our game" but I say Washington needs to up theirs!!

Well it seems our President Barack  Hussien Obama seems to think that we need to "up our game"!

Well, I say, Washington needs to up its game!! We the people have the drive, the foresight,and innovation to get the job done.

What we need is for clowns like Obama, Reid,and Pelosi to get out of the way and let the creative genius and force of the American people have it's way.

We need Washington to quit thinking they can control the economy with taxes,=regulations,and, sigh,Obama care, and get out of the way and let America work like this nation was intended to work.

What we need is for Washington to up it's game and allow our oil companies to drill in Anwar,in the Gulf,and off both coasts. We need these clowns to cut spending and corporate-as well as-individual taxes!

In short it is time for our Government to go back to providing a stable and safe place for people to work and business to flourish rather than try to micro manage every aspect of our national life!

The Old Soviet union tried that nonsense and all they did was destroy their nation and fail miserably!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Are you prepared for the coming "Zombie Apocalypse"?

Beware the coming zombi Apocalypse!
Put this done under truth being stranger than fiction. In what can only be termed a bizarre-yet creatively funny-post at the CDC's blog "Public Health Matters" assistant Surgeon General Ali S Khan explores the possibility of a coming "Zombie Apocalypse" and gives guidelines for surviving a zombie disaster.
Much of it is just plain old fashioned common sense ideas for any disaster it does however contain a breif but informative "History of Zombies,a preparedness plan,as well as,a link to your very own survival kit from the CDC.

Quite often we criticize bureaucrats for their lack of imagination but I have to say I find this a funny breath of fresh air from one of those bureaucrats we love to make fun of!
One thing I did notice in all the great advice for surviving a zombie attack was the lack of any advice about weaponry. I guess that's in keeping with the liberal orthodoxy about guns and such that we are all to well acquainted with.
However there is a link in the article to a Wikipedia entry called "The Zombie Survival Guide" that does advise using M1 carbines and other weapons for self defense against the blood drinking brain eating monsters

Well I never thought I would blog about zombies,but,this one was too good to pass up. Follow the links and enjoy a fun and frivolous adventure into the madcap world of zombies and our all to often boring federal bureaucracy. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Outrage in Indiana citizens have no right to resist unwarranted search or seizure.

That's right folks Big Brother is watching you-not only is he watching he is winning-yes big Brother is alive and well right here in the good o'l U.S.of A.!

Why do I say this? Why do I make such an outlandish claim? Because of this outrage that I have learned about in Indiana. An outrage against your Constitutional rights-and-the Constitution itself.

Where did I learn of this? From a link posted by a friend on Facebook to HotAir.com

It seems that the Indiana Supreme court has decided that....

"In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer’s entry."

What? an officer can enter my home for "any reason or no reason at all"?!!  This is an outrage!! As far as blocking the officers entry that is a mute point. This court has decided that the cops can enter your home for any or no reason WITHOUT a WARRANT. Hell if your not home to block their entry-which this court has decided you can't do anyway-the way I read it they still would have the right to ENTER your home!!!

This is EXACTLY the kind of bulls%$t by government that prompted the framers of the Constitution to put in the fourth amendment to that great document which says ....

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Did you notice the part about "unreasonable" searches?? The framers intended that law enforcement have a "reason" to enter your home,and,that they obtain the permission of a judge to do it!!

It does NOT say that the police can "enter your home for any reason or no reason at all"

You can read more about this at the link to HotAir and the article they linked to bring this outrage to light.
Folks it is incumbent upon all of us to get informed about this anti-constitutional bull and speak out as loudly as we can against it after all the only thing necessary for evil-and this is evil-to triumph is for good men-and women-to do nothing.

If you blog I encourage you to blog about this-let your voice be heard-don't let this go without challenge!!




 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Usama bin Laden dead oohrahh!!

What wonderful news! Usama bin Laden dead!! I almost did a jig when I heard the news this morning. One of the first thought s that came to mind was that this is reason for jubilation and celebration,and,soon enough I saw the footage of Americans celebrating this great victory in the war against Al Qaeda.

The second thing that came to mind was the song from the wizard of Oz  about "the wicked old witch is dead" except I was thinking it ha ha the bastards' dead the wicked old bastards'.

Finally- at long last- George Bush's promise that bin laden would be brought to justice has been brought to fruition.Yes Obama was at the helm,and gave the final order to kill bin laden,but,make no mistake this would not have happened without the commitment,determination,and dogged persistence of all our military,and, intelligence assets that were ordered into action by then President George W.Bush.

Bush was relentless in his pursuit of Al-Qaeda all over the world-and ironically-was opposed in his desire to take the fight to Al-Qaeda by the one who has sought to take credit for getting bin laden-Barack Obama.

I do give credit to Barack Obama for at least coming to his senses and realizing that this diseased maniac needed to be taken out. I applaud the fact that he gave the order to go for it,and, I especially applaud our brave Navy Seals for pulling this operation off with no American casualties despite one helicopter malfunctioning and having to be blown up. Job very well done to all involved!

Now to world reaction. I was intrigued to see what AlJazeerra had to say here is a sampling...


Mwai Kibaki - Kenyan president
The killing of Osama has taken place nearly 13 years after the terrorist bombings in Nairobi that led to the death of over 200 people, in an act believed to have been masterminded by Osama.
His killing is an act of justice to those Kenyans who lost their lives and the many more who suffered injuries

 

As for Japan, we have worked with Afghanistan and Pakistan to do our part in facing the threat caused by terrorism.
We believe this to be a firm advance in the fight against terrorism and as such welcome it and also express our respect towards the US, Pakistan and related parties

 
George W Bush - former US president
This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.
The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.

May this serve as a warning to those who would kill Americans that no matter where you go,no matter how long it takes, one day you WILL come face to face with an American soldier with a loaded gun in his hand and on that day YOU WILL DIE!!

And as Barack Obama said in his speech last night...
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hey Nancy Elections matter as much as they do for a reason!

Click here to see Nancy whine about elections mattering too much
The Weekly Standard is reporting that Nancy Pelosi has said that "elections shouldn't matter so much"! Give me a break! Hey Nancy elections matter as much as they do for a reason!

That reason being that people disagree with what is happening and want to see "change we can believe in"!

Yeah Nancy that's right people sometimes want real change ,change that you would disagree with!

As far as your call for "Republicans to take back their party"  what you really mean is that you want to see the    Republican party be taken over by neo-liberal RINO Republicans who think and act like you do!

That's what you really mean when you blather about shared values...
''To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors. Because there are so many things at risk right now'' 


. Come on! yes both parties should have shared values when it comes to education,growing our economy,and defending this great country,but what is really at "risk" for you is that the people have rejected your vision of America as the Socialist States of America!

Elections should matter! In fact they should matter MORE than they do. Elections are the very manifestation of the fears,hope,and aspirations of the people. Elections should be the very most important event in the life of a free nation I don't care which party wins,the people should care more about who wins the next election than who wins the Super bowl,or the Daytona 500!

Elections have consequences, they can either elevate us as a nation,or,plunge us into an abyss of failure! You lost because you did not listen to the people,and,your wonder-kind, Barrack Hussein Obama is going to be a one term wonder because he has brought change that we cannot not believe in!

You and your liberal crowd are seemingly hell bent on destroying this nation and the people are fed up with it!

Yes elections matter as much as they do for a reason! That reason being that our survival as a nation is at risk very time we vote!!!

Long live freedom.democracy, and the American Republic known as the United States of America!!

Ooh rah!!

The Freedomlover

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Speaker Boehner! Now is not the time to capitulate!

As the Democrats in Congress continue to dig in their hind legs like jackasses-and refuse to give any real concessions to their Republican counterparts-it appears Speaker Boehner may be ready to capitulate to Harry-The Tea Party are radical extremists-Reid! To this I say now is not the time to capitulate!!

Mr. Boehner the Democrats when they controlled Congress never gave one inch to the demands of compromise from you and your colleagues.
They locked Republicans out of committee meetings on health care,they refused to listen to you about budget cuts,they continually stonewalled you folks at every turn in short they never compromise on anything whether they be in the majority or minority!

It's high time that you as Speaker and the house Republicans stand your ground and settle for nothing less than what we have sent you to do cut the 100 billion from the budget as you and your Republican colleagues promised!
As your compromise bill now stands we will only see a 23 billion dollar cut down from the 60 billion your bill that passed the house promised to give. What ever happened to "cut,cut,cut" the budget?

Compromise with Harry Reid will be very costly to you personally,and,conservatives in general. We the people are watching and will remember during the next election cycle which people stood their ground and fought for fiscal sanity and those who chose to compromise with those who would spend this nation into oblivion.

It is high time to go toe to toe with Harry Reid.-Reid claims to have once been a boxer though as wimpy as he looks and sounds I have a hard time believing it-and deliver to him a knock out blow. If the Democrats want to shut down the government let them do it and then put the blame squarely on their shoulders!

 Don't cave into them Mr. Speaker,instead,make them blink for a change,force them to back peddle on their promises,make them compromise their principles,and  instead, force them back to the table and demand they at least meet your demands for a 60 billion drop in the bucket cut to our national budget!, ,in short Mr. Speaker DO NOT Capitulate!

Now is not the time to capitulate!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fukushima nuclear disaster now a meltdown.

In an earlier post I expressed the misgivings,and,trepidations,about nuclear power that the disaster in Fukushima have raised in my mind. Now comes word that -at least one-and possibly more- rector cores have melted through their steel containment vessels!

According to the U.K Guardian....

"The radioactive core in a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant appears to have melted through the bottom of its containment vessel and on to a concrete floor, experts say, raising fears of a major release of radiation at the site."

This is very serious news indeed,and,only serves to reinforce the doubts I have about the current technology being used in the nuclear power in our water cooled heavy water reactors! True this -as of yet-is not on a par with Chernobyl-it is all the same-a very grave and dangerous situation that threatens to affect- God forbid- a large area around the Fukishima nuclear complex for years to come.

Consider thus quote from the Guardian article...
  "The reason we are concerned is that they are detecting water outside the containment area that is highly radioactive and it can only have come from the reactor core," Lahey added. "It's not going to be anything like Chernobyl, where it went up with a big fire and steam explosion, but it's not going to be good news for the environment."

Living within fifty miles of a nuclear reactor myself I can only imagine what could happen if some unforeseen disaster-say an f 5 tornado-were to cause a situation like this at that reactor. I might well be told to evacuate from the home and land I have lived on for forty years and never be able to return!

I'm trying to keep an open mind about nuclear power but is getting harder and harder to do.If this nation decides to pursue the expansion of this energy source I hope we will at least look toward newer-less threatening ideas such as thorium reactors or pebble bed reactors.

We must also have a sweeping review of all safety practices,procedures,as well as ,backup systems at all of our current and future reactors. We simply cannot afford to have this kind of catastrophe happen on American soil.

Monday, March 28, 2011

We The people will always take a stand for freedom



This video speaks for itself. It points out where the foundation of this nation's strength lay. It is in our indomitable quest for freedom! Long live freedom.and, long live the United States of America

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Well well seems the socialist crowd in England is growing sick of taxes on "Petrol"

I ran across this call for a Crusade to stop the petrol tax robbery over at The London Daily Express. It's almost like looking at a link on a conservative American blog calling for the reader to join in the movement against Obamacare or some such thing.
In almost tea party fashion it seems the Brits-who appear to me to be largely socialist- are growing sick and tired of the socialist establishment's taxes on what they call "petrol".


This is an interesting development -even in a country where the citizenry seems quite content with confiscatory taxes on anything that moves- there is beginning to be a backlash on taxes which they have correctly figured out are killing their economy! Consider this quote from the afore mentioned article....
"Peter Carroll, founder of FairFuelUK, which has also been calling for the duty increase to be scrapped said: “We are delighted that the Daily Express is crusading to have the increase axed. 
“This Government will be defined by how it deals with this crucial issue. Fuel prices affect every single citizen of this country, even if they are not drivers. It will impact on everything we buy in shops and everywhere we go. 
“If the duty rise goes ahead, the Government risks economic collapse, social disintegration and outbursts of direct action which none of us want to see. 
“At the very least we will see a return to the recession, if not a full-blown depression. People will have to give up their jobs, businesses will fold and it will be terrible for everyone.” 
Would that someone in this country could get the same message to our vacillator in chief Barack Hussein Obama! As oils prices continue to rise he and his minions in the Democratic party continue to insist on stifling any and all new oil exploration off our own coasts and Anwar!

As the price of gasoline continues to surge it has more and more of a negative effect on the economy of this country. People have less and less money to spend on goods and services that might provide Americans with jobs and are in ever growing numbers sending their hard earned dollars-not only to wasteful governments in the form of taxes-but also to Arab nations that would like nothing better than to see us all dead!

It's time for the Tea Party to make a demand for more American production of oil,coal,shale,and natural gas a center piece of it's agenda alongside a demand for less government interference in our lives and business as well as lower tax.

Perhaps it's time for us to start our own Crusade against taxes on gasoline and Obama's prohibition on production from the Gulf of Mexico.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

U.N approves "No Fly Zone" now will the U.S and the World act

The answer appears to be a resounding yes! Now that the U.N. has approved not only military action-such as taking out tank positions as well as ground forces-but also an actual "No-Fly Zone" it appears as a new coalition of the willing may soon be taking action to stop forces loyal to Libyan dictator Kadaffy from completely defeating the Libyan rebellion and possibly slaughtering scores of people who had stood against his tyrannical rule!

Mark Mardell at BBC News is reporting ...

"the first strikes will be unilateral ones by British and French aircraft. They could be in the air within hours. It is likely five Arab air forces will take part. Hillary Clinton has said it will mean bombing Libyan air defences. Nato will step up if asked but could take a while."
It's about time. It had begun to appear as though our dawdler in chief was well prepared to fiddle as Libya burned so to speak,but,ti her credit Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a personal interest in this matter and -it appears-has almost forced the hand of the Obama administration on this issue.

Hillary is not my favorite politician by a long shot but-it is my opinion-she has more stones than "The One" has. In an earlier post I made the case for perhaps being able to win some hearts and minds in the Arab world by being decisive and taking action to aid the people of Libya in their quest for freedom from the much hated Kadaffy. It is heartening to see that apparently the United States and our allies in both Europe and the middle East are finally ready to get mobilized and take action!

So the answer to the question that headlines this post is ...
Yes the U.S. and the World are finally going to take action to see that the Libyan Rebels prevail in their struggle for freedom!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Having second thoughts about nuclear power

As the headline at Drudge screams "Surgeon General: get iodide" and headlines from around the world give more grim news of the nuclear disaster in Japan,and,even the U.S Navy prepares to move warships into safer waters, I have to admit I am having serious doubts about the use of nuclear power in this country going forward.

Since I have been old enough to have an informed opinion I have been a supporter of nuclear energy as a relatively safe,clean form of energy but the atomic disaster at Japan's Fukushima power station has changed all that!

Today-even as I am writing this-we have the unprecedented spectacle of 3 nuclear reactors out of control,containments damaged,and at least on reactor vessel breached. As if this is not bad enough there has been a strange emission of white smoke coming from one of the reactors. Is the core itself on fire? No one but the Japanese government and the people at the scene no for sure.

To top all that off radiation levels near the site of Fukushima power complex are dangerously high ,and,our government has said that a 50 mile radius around the plant should be evacuated. This is a truly frightening disaster unfolding before our very eyes.

Being a citizen of Central Missouri i live just miles from a large nuclear power plant. I can't imagine what it would be like if this was happening at that power plant. The idea that my entire family could be exposed to something like this is a nightmare I can't begin to wrap my mind around.

Therefore I have come to the conclusion that nuclear energy may well be just too darn dangerous to consider as a viable energy source going forward.In fairness I have to admit that our reactors-or the majority any way-are constructed much much better than the Fukushima complex. Where the Japanese outer containment appears to be sheet metal ours are made of concrete with walls that measure at least four feet thick .
In fact our outside containment buildings are built to withstand a direct hit from an airplane.
"the design and thickness of the containment and the missile shield are governed by federal regulations (10 CFR 50.55a), and must be strong enough to withstand the impact of a fully loaded passenger airliner without rupture.[2]"

That being said what of the unforeseen? Our plants should be able to withstand the strongest earthquake that could come in their area,but, what if a quake occurs higher than what the building is designed for? What happens if a tsunami hits, or any other of a whole host of things that no one saw coming?

Nuclear power is a great thing when all goes well,but can quickly turn into a real bitch when all does not,and, in the final analysis that risk,the risk of radiation release and out of control fission are just too great,no matter how remote the possibilities.

As of this writing no one -and I mean no one- knows how this will end. This horrible horrible event could well render much of Japan uninhabitable. Given the extraordinary risks that even the most remote event presents I have therefor begun to have sever misgivings and very very strong second thoughts about nuclear energy. I fear that this is one genie that needs to be put back in the bottle,encased in concrete, and buried as far and as deep as one can do!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Freedom for Libya


We have all seen the images on t.v. people all over the middle east rising up against tyranny and demanding freedom! First in Tunisia,then in Egypt,Bahrain,Yemen,and then Libya. We have seen the images of thousands upon thousands of ordinary rank and file people getting courage and becoming bold enough to demand that the dictators that have ruled their lives leave and allow them to be free!

These are exciting times. We are witnessing a sea change in the thinking of people in the Muslim world. I believe that they are rejecting what Al-Qaeda-has been preaching-and have instead embraced the ideals of freedom and self determination that we cherish so highly!

I have watched the pundits on television wring their hands with worry that if the United States becomes involved in another Islamic country it would work against us. Hog wash! In Libya the people-ordinary people-old men-young men-and women-have stood up against a tyrant and are demanding freedom!

America has a golden opportunity here to win the hearts and minds of a Muslim world that has rejected the ideology of Al-Qaeda, and instead has embraced,the fundamental ideals of freedom and self determination,that are the bedrock of all republics.

Now is the time for America,Europe,and the entire free world, to stand with the freedom fighters in Libya,impose a no fly zone,and provide air support to the people of Libya in their fight for liberty and freedom.

Failure to act  on our part may  well open a door for Al-Qaeda-to exploit the situation-convince the people we care nothing of freedom for them-and allow Al-Qaeda to win the war of ideologies!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Australian P.M addresses Congress gives rousing pro-American speech



Yesterday March 9,2011 Australia's prime Minister Julia Gillard gave,what can only be called, a rousing pro-American speech to a joint session of Congress. What a breath of fresh air this speech is. For once here is a world leader saying good things about America. In fact Ms. Gillard spoke more highly of these United States than I can ever recall hearing our own President speak of this nation!

No apology tour here instead the Prime minister started her speech recalling how she watched the landing of our astronauts on the moon and how she thought "America can do anything" in fact she reiterates later in the speech her belief that "America still can do anything".

This woman was more of a cheerleader-in this speech- than our own President was in his most recent State of the Union address. However she doesn't stop there she continued on by saying that it was America who freed the world during WWII and that our values of "Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness' have been an inspiration and a model for people who yearn for,and,love freedom the world over.

Then she asserts that America has a true ally down under in Australia. In fact again and again she reinforces the fact that there is a truly special bond between the Australian and American people and that Australia will always stand by,and with, America.

For my part of all the other English speaking people of the world I feel the Aussies are probably most like us and I feel a true kinship with them. I don't know what this womans politics are whether she be conservative or liberal, but I like her statement that "real mates talk  straight" and that Australians say what they mean and mean what they say! Would that more of our own politicians would speak so plainly!

As I watched this video I began to get a lump in my throat ,and noticed that Boehner was getting choked up, I could definitely sympathize with him, it is just so refreshing to here someone from another country sing the praises of this great land we call America. In fact as I watched I was proud of our Australian friends America is indeed lucky to have such a stalwart Allie as we do in the Australian people Long live America,long live Australia, and may God bless both our peoples!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Why can't we drill here drill now revisited













Once again the price of gasoline has risen above $3.00 per gallon,and yet,the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama is dragging it's feet in resuming exploration for oil in the Gulf of Mexico -as well as other areas of this country-to the detriment of us all.

Meanwhile as turmoil continues in the Middle East our addiction to foreign oil is becoming a national security nightmare. What happens if  Saudi Arabia is the next domino to fall to the wave of unrest that is sweeping the Arab world?

This country could be brought to a standstill very quickly and the recent economic unpleasantness could be dwarfed by the  calamity that could befall us if the lifeblood of western civilization is cutoff!

No matter what your politics on the matter of oil is,the fact remains, that oil powers our world. Yet this country sets on vast reserves that have been put off by limits by enviro-nazis and their partners in crime the Democratic Party!!

Still this is only part of the bigger picture. This country also has unbelievable amounts of coal,shale,coal sands etc that could be tapped to power this country-but in the name of the global warming myth-these vast reserves have been and are being -put off limits.

At the same time conservatives rail against subsidies for ethanol and bio-fuels but at least every time a person buys a dollars worth of ethanol or bio diesel that dollar stays here to support American farmers rather than fund Islamic killers who thirst for our blood!!

It's time to WAKE UP AMERICA!!! We have enough of our own energy to fuel this nation!! We MUST start doing every thing we can RIGHT NOW to develop all our energy options,oil,coal,natural gas, bio fuels,solar wind,any source we can exploit in order to sever the umbilical cord of dependence that connects us to a place and a group of people who regularly call for our death!

As much as I wistfully hope that the calls for democracy and freedom in the middle east will actually produce good fruit,I fear that what is going to happen,is the rise of an Islamic extremist empire that will become a grave threat to this nation.

It is high time for a Declaration of Energy Independence. We can no longer afford to be held captive in our addiction to middle eastern oil!

Related post "Why can't we drill here drill now"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kaddafi Duck at it again claims protesters fueled by Nescafe spiked with drugs

After years of near silence Mouammer Gaddafi is once more on the world stage playing court jester in a grim comedy of death and destruction!

In what has to be one of his most bizarre pronunciations yet Gaddafi claims...

"Muammar Gaddafi blamed a revolt against his rule on al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday, and said the protesters were fueled by milk and Nescafe spiked with hallucinogenic drugs, in a rambling appeal for calm." (Reuters)
Whats more is that this guy-who apparently is a drug addict himself-is accusing the rebels of being such. Give me a break! This would be funny except for the fact that a lot of people have lost-and are losing -their lives because of this bastard's monomaniacal obsession with his own dictatorship!

However his nuttiness doesn't stop there Kadaffy also had this to say...
"Their ages are 17. They give them pills at night, they put hallucinatory pills in their drinks, their milk, their coffee, their Nescafe," said Gaddafi.
"They are criminals ... is it logical that you let this phenomenon continue in any city? ... We do not see what is happening in Egypt and Tunisia happening in Libya, ever!"
Face it Mooammer-or whatever your crazy ass name is- the people of your country are sick and tired of all your crap and claptrap and-I suspect-will eventually give you what you deserve death!!

For too long tin horn pieces of crap like Kadaffy have made life a living hell for the poor souls who are unfortunate enough to have been born into their regimes. One can only hope that the new wave of protests,and,demands for freedom and democracy in the  middle east will lead to something good.

Alas I'm not holding my breath. When it's all said and done chances are that Egypt, Libya, Tunisia et-al  more than likely will end up being ruled either by a different military dictator,or, Islamic extremist mullahs.

In the mean time one can still have a good laugh at Kadaffy's expense-while at the same time-lamenting the horrible toll in human life that said laugh has cost!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Super laser could make Star Wars missle defense possible

In a post by  Polipundit titled "Navy breaks record with futuristic laser" it looks like Ronald Reagan's dream of a strategic missile defense could well be on the road to becoming a reality.

According to this post the Navy has succeeded in blasting a cruise missile out of the sky using what used to be called a "Buck Rodgers" ray gun!
A ray gun by the way that can eat through 20 feet of steel per second!

This is nothing short of mind boggling At a time when we see a rogue state like Iran on the verge of developing a nuclear weapon,and,China is on the ascendancy militarily,it seems to this blogger as though we need Star Wars-as the Strategic Defense Initiative- was euphemistically named-more than ever.

But more than ballistic missile defense this thing could revolutionize the way we can defend against any kind of missile or air attack. Furthermore it can be tuned to different wavelengths as well as powers, and be used for communication as well as detection.

When SDI was first proposed naysayers said it was impossible to shoot down ballistic missiles. Well it seems this breakthrough has proven them wrong. Once again Reagan was right,and,because he had the foresight to start this nation on the path that would lead to this super laser it seems his dream of a "Star Wars Missile Defense" may well soon become a reality!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Herman Cain just the man to replace Obama



This is a video well worth watching!! It is Herman Cain Atlanta talk radio host,and possible Presidential candidate, at CPAC. I have researched this man before, and the more I see and hear,the more i feel this guy may well be the conservative candidate-as well as-just the man to replace Obama!

America is at a crossroads. There is a battle going on for the soul of this nation. We stand at a point in history where we will either adhere to the great values and principles that have made this nation "A shining city on a hill"or we will descend even further than we already have into the morass of socialism,and,eventual communism!

Many of us who are conservative have been longing for someone to enter the scene who could live up to the legacy of Ronald Reagan. I'm beginning to believe that Herman Cain may well be the man to fit the bill. In fact I am beginning to think that this man might well be able to surpass Reagan.

Here is a man of vision. Here is a man of faith. Here is a man that knows that this nation is the greatest nation on the face of the earth,and,he is not afraid to say it!!
He does not apologize for the greatness of this nation. He is a man who has ran a business and made a payroll. He was the CEO of Godfather's Pizza-as well as being-a newspaper columnist and a politician!

He stands for...
a strong national defense, the FairTax, tax cuts, energy independence, capping and cutting government spending, restructuring Social Security, and defending the U.S. Constitution.[3]
He is a common sense,no nonsense conservative whom I think may well be just what we need at this juncture in history. He is a cheerleader for this nation,for it's founding principle,and,for the freedoms we hold so dear.
Herman Cain is a man who can inspire with his words.

The only other potential candidate that stirs me as much as Herman Cain is Allen West. Alas Allen West has already inferred that he intends to concentrate his energies on his position in the house as well he should.

So for the upcoming race in 2012 I truly hope this man-Herman Cain- will make a serious run for the GOP nomination. So to wrap it up,please watch the video it's worth the time,and Herman Cain may well be just the man to replace Obama in 2012

Friday, February 11, 2011

Joy and Celebration in Egypt





Regardless of what your opinion may be about who or what entity has been behind the uprising in Egypt the pictures out of Egypt today make it clear that this is,as of now, a popular uprising of the totality of the people of Egypt.
One can clearly see that young and old,secular and religious,men and women, children and elderly have all come together to demand the ouster of a dictator. 
This dictator brutalized the people of Egypt for 30 some years.Today to a person the people are chanting :We have done it", "We the people have driven Mubarak out" 
The most striking thing that I see in this picture is that the people are saying "the people and the Army have won"! 
At this point it appears that the military sides with the people. One can only hope that the Army can truly guide this country through a peaceful transition to a true democratic republican form of government. 
Something else that is striking is that American journalist are surrounded by the Egyptians and there is no words of hate toward America, they are not calling for a fundamentalist Islamic state, rather they are jubilant, celebrating their new found chance for freedom, and demanding democracy, as well as,warning any future would be dictators that the people will not go back to repression.
These are people who have hungered for freedom and now have a taste of it for the first time ever!
It is my fervent hope and prayer that the voices of reason will prevail and that the Egyptians can truly form a republic that will uphold the rights of all the people,guarantee freedom,and be at peace with it's neighbors,and join the family of democratic republics of the world

                                         

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. President:Ronald Reagan's 100th



As you can tell by the title of this video Ronald Reagan was a true believer in the Idea that America can do anything it sets it's mind to do! In a sense he was championing the idea of "Yes We Can" long before O'bama and company co-opted the term.

While Ronald Reagan was President he was widely reviled in the media,and,called bellicose,stubborn,ignorant,reckless and even worse Today while watching the liberal media fawn over Reagan I sensed a wistful longing for this great man of vision to somehow return.

Here was a man who believed in the highest ideals of the American experiment that if free people were left to their own devices under minimal restraint from government their was no limit to what those people could achieve.

When Democrats and their servants in the media claimed America's best days were behind her Reagan countered by saying America's best days were yet to come.

When the Gipper first entered the Presidency America was in a situation similar to the one we find ourselves in today. The economy was in a depression and we were perceived by the world to be fading away and becoming increasingly  irrelevant.

Reagan changed all that. Through his unwavering belief in American exceptional ism  He challenged us to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and be proud once more to be Americans and believe that we could reach for the stars and take control of our own futures.

There was no end to Reagan's faith in the power of the individual while always insisting that people could better solve the ills of the nation than any government program or agency.

He was the first President in a long time to invoke the original vision of our Founding Fathers, and ,was always a great Champion of those enduring values and ideals of individual freedom and responsibility,combined with a faith in God,and,a belief in the common sense of free men that lead this country to greatness.

So what would Ronald Reagan think of today's politics? I believe he would tell us once more that our greatest days are yet ahead. I believe he would be delighted with the Tea Party movement and their call to returning to our founding principals,and, most of all he would challenge us to look to ourselves for the solution to this country's problems,and, not the government.

America today needs a big dose of that Reagan optimism,common sense,and call to renewed American exceptional ism!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Global climate swings bring monster blizzard to midwest

The scene outside my home
My contribution to global warming 










OMG My fireplace burns carbon!!! I guess that stove caused all this snow!!!

Wow what a snow storm! I live in Mid Missouri,and believe me, we have been hit hard by the worst snow we have had in years! In fact for the first time that anyone can remember in this area we were put under a blizzard warning by the national weather service.

At the time of this writing-4:27 p.m. Feb.1 2011- we have at least a foot of snow on the ground and it's still coming.

You may be wondering about the title of this post"Global climate swings brings monster blizzard to Midwest". I chose that as a result of a Matt Lauer interview Michio Kaku with  a few days ago on the Today Show.

Matt was interviewing a prominent pop scientist that claimed the heavy snows we are seeing are a result of "climate swings" caused by global warming  (If video won't work click here)



Give me a break! This guy say's that the common sense idea that we are having colder weather because the world is cooling is wrong!

Here is my take. Many scientists say that global temperatures have remained constant or even cooled in the last several years. I contend that these "cycles that Mr. Kaku attributes to "global warming" are actually the "cycles' that most of us call weather!

To his credit Mr. Kaku does say that there is no proof that humans are responsible for the alleged global warming that are causing the ubiquitous "cycles' that are causing these extremes in our weather.

There is precedent for what we are seeing today. In the period from the 16th to 19th centuries there was what has been called "The little ice age"

During this period there were times of extreme winter weather interspersed with warming periods.
All of life follows cycles,and,what we are experiencing now is just another cycle in the long history of the Earth.

The Earth has seen dramatic swings over the millennia  Everything from times when most of the earth was a rain forest. To epochs when the globe was a giant snowball.

Weather comes and goes. In my life I have seen us go from very hard winters during the seventies_when the scientists said man was bringing on an ice age- to warm years in the eighties and early nineties-when scientists really got on the man made global warming band wagon-all I know is this just seems part of the natural rhythm of our planet.

It's time for everybody to calm down and realize we are so insignificant when compared to this Earth that there is no way we have permanently altered the climate of an entire planet. To believe so is the height of arrogance and hubris.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tax time blues

Well once again it's time to roll up the old sleeves and recommence the onerous American tradition of preparing our tax forms so Uncle Sam can plunder our wealth,as well as, show us who is really in control here!

I hate it! No matter how you slice it filing a tax return is a complete pain in the a--! I know I know. All theses great new software programs and online services "make it fast and easy" to file your taxes.

I agree they are a help,but,and this is a big but. It still galls me to have to spend the amount of time that I do,online,filing taxes. Especially when it could all be so much simpler and easier.

Foe instance if the FairTax were a reality there would be no need to file a return at all,and,this great national nightmare could be brought to an end. Or even if the flat tax were implemented life would be so much simpler. The form for the flat tax takes up no more space than the cover of a paper back book for goodness sake,and,buy God it's fair,everyone across the board pays the same flat percentage rate!

But have our leaders in Washington had enough sense to consider scrapping the current code which,by all accounts, would fill entire volumes? To date no!
What makes it all even worse is that when Paul Bremer was calling the shots in Iraq he imposed a flat tax in that country. Hell the Iraqis have it better than we do. Even the Russians instituted a flat tax and their economy thrived as a result!

I personally support the Fair Tax plan which according to their web site would...

  • Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
  • Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
  • Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
  • Allows American products to compete fairly
  • Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
  • Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
  • Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
  • Abolishes the IRS (source)
There is however hope. for the first time in years politicians,pundits,and the people are all calling for talks on fundamental tax reform. The President even made mention of it in his State of the Union address

I certainly hope that before 2012 we will see the current tax code scrapped and replaced either with the FairTax,or a flat tax, but I'm not holding my breath!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Well well civility didn't last long



Well Well the much talked about "new era of civility" didn't last long and who was it that violated the new atmosphere of kum by yah and holding of hands? Darn sure wasn't a Republican.

No it was a Democrat! In fact one Representative Steve Cohen Democrat from Tennessee fired of a salvo on the floor of the House likening Republicans and critics of Obama care to Nazi's and Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

This is soo typical of these folks. They always talk the talk but they never walk the walk. We have heard so much about how flaming rhetoric from the right are fanning the flames of violence,and, how we have all got to take a deep breath and not call each other names blah blah blah!

Well how about the other side? Do they never have to dial it back? Do the rules of civility and decorum not apply to the nuts on the left?

Here is my wager about this outrage. You will never hear one peep from the leftist media! However if a Republican had said something in the well of the house comparing Dems to Stalinists it would be Katy bar the door.

Seems the hypocrisy of the left never ends!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hoorah for Gabriel Giffords

http://giffords.house.gov/







While watching the morning news the report came that in-addition to Congresswoman Giffords being able to give hand signs-as well as open her eyes-she has now been taken off ventilator! To this very welcome news indeed I say hoorah for Gabriel Giffords!

I'm a little late perhaps in speaking directly to the tragedy in Arizona. However waiting a space I believe can bring a little clarity to the discussion.

It has now emerged that the consensus on this heinous act-which the left tried to pin on the right-is that this was a lone act of a deranged nut! Words do not suffice to express how horrible this senseless act of violence was. The cost staggering. 

A vibrant young woman shot in the head and maimed in the prime of life. An innocent 9 year old girl -with a new and burning desire to learn of American politics-silenced before she could grow to make her contribution,involved citizens trying to contribute to the political discourse,and a Federal judge assassinated!

Nothing short of an assault on our system of government. A slap in the face to the will of the people who elected Ms. Giffords-and generally -a kick in the face to all of us.

The fervent prayer and earnest desire of this blogger is that Gabriel Giffords will make a rapid and complete recovery from this unimaginable act of mindlessness. It is also my hope that the bum who did this will feel the full force of American justice and be made to pay for this evil deed!

Miracles do happen. Others in similar straits have made amazing recoveries. Let us all pray that this is the case for the Honorable Representative from Arizona,and,that she will soon be able to execute her duties and responsibilities to the great people of Arizona who elected her to this high office!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why no calls for the left to tone it down?

I hate to sound like a broken record,but,since the liberal media is keeping up the relentless mantra about how the "tone of political rhetoric" has got to change I feel compelled to call them out on the hypocrisy!

I can't help but ask the question: Why no calls for the left to tone it down? Every time some liberal pundit on the three old stream networks calls for a change in the tone of our political discourse,or for the debate to become more civil,etc,etc,etc what they are really saying is that the Right,and,the Tea Party,and by extension,the Republicans have got to quite down and quit opposing their socialistic agenda!

Well why is it that they seem to be so blind and deaf to the outrages on the left side of the aisle? Take for example the picture at the top of this page. When Bush was President they had no problem with nut cases on the left showing up at protests with signs like this. Could you imagine how tied into knots they would get should someone from the Right be seen carrying a sign like that referring to the "Anointed One"?

Even today the left -and leftist media- advocates violence against republicans consider these examples from Andrew Breitbart's Big Government blog...

"Martin concluded the article with a plea for Obama to emulate the violent tactics of the Prohibition-era Chicago mob boss Al Capone.
Obama’s critics keep blasting him for Chicago-style politics. So, fine. Channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes. Let ‘em know that if they aren’t with you, they are against you, and will pay the price.
The Huffington Post followed-up with their own call for gangland violence against Republicans with the publication on February 14 of a column by David Bourgeois with the title, Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps.
So much for toning down the rhetoric. The left is more than capable of saying things that-by their standards-could well incite violence. Here is a quote from 2008 in Right Wing News...
"Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Well, we've been watching intifada in Palestine, we've been watching an uprising in Iraq, and the question is that what are we doing? How come we don't have an intifada in this country? Because it seem[s] to me, that we are comfortable in where we are, watching CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox, and all these mainstream... giving us a window to the world while the world is being managed from Washington, from New York, from every other place in here in San Francisco: Chevron, Bechtel, [Carlyle?] Group, Halliburton; every one of those lying, cheating, stealing, deceiving individuals are in our country and we're sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it's about time that we have an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here. And we know every-- They're gonna say some Palestinian being too radical -- well, you haven't seen radicalism yet." -- U.C. Berkeley Lecturer Hatem Bazian fires up the crowd at an anti-war rally by calling for an American intifada"
This is nothing short of a call for violent revolution against the government. The left has been foaming at tje mouth over the Tea Party just suggesting we might have to have a second "American Revolution" which said revolution is a type of revolution that is a far cry from an "Intifada"!

Here is another glaring example of the hypocrisy of the left on this subject....

 "A spoiled child (Bush) is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little b*stard. [audio of gun being cocked]." -- A "humor bit" from the Randi Rhodes show
It's a wonder some lunatic from the left wasn't inspired by that nonsense to pick up a gun and go after Bush!
These quotes just begin to scratch the surface check out these horribly violent leftist quotes being reported by  Townhall.com...

"F*** God D*mned Joe the God D*mned Motherf*cking plumber! I want Motherf*cking Joe the plumber dead." -- Liberal talk show host Charles Karel Bouley on the air.
 "..And then there's Rumsfeld who said of Iraq 'We have our good days and our bad days.' We should put this S.O.B. up against a wall and say 'This is one of our bad days' and pull the trigger." -- From a fundraising ad put out by the St. Petersburg Democratic Club
 "...In an ideal world, American consumers could be convinced to do the right thing through an appeal to logic with public service messages like the 'What Would Jesus Drive?' TV campaign, but the kind of people who would buy a car that increases the risk to other motorists in an accident can't be reasoned with. They're selfish and stupid. It's unfortunate that drivers must worry that their SUVs are being targeted by insulting stickers and Molotov cocktails, but one thing's for sure: It couldn't be happening to a more deserving group of people." -- Ted Rall winks at ecoterrorism

Yeah the hatred,vitriol,and just down right meanness of the left is actually -in my opinion- unmatched.
So once again,considering these quotes- where in the world are the calls from the left wing media for liberals to tone down their rhetoric?!