Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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Monday, November 28, 2005
Pictures compliments of the DNC - I mean the AP and Reuters.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
CNN claims that the giant black "x" that flashes over Cheney's face during a live speech was just a "switcher malfunction." Why do they have a black "x" ready to flash? Could the "x" be any more insidious? Perfect timing for a malfunction. The Communist News Network pulled some real childish shit (excuse my french but it has to be said.)
"This is the vice president of the United States. It is rather serious to be putting black 'Xs' over his face," online journalist Matt Drudge said on tonight's "Hannity & Colmes" program on the Fox News Channel. "I felt it rather alarming that this is subliminally being sent out over the airwaves. ... I'm just knocked out."
"It glitched over and over again, huh?" Drudge responded. "The timing of the glitch is interesting."
I must have missed the huge apology to our Vice President and the assurance that this was truly a mistake and nothing else.
Monday, November 21, 2005
The United Auto Workers (UAW) is exhausting GM of much needed cash flow through high-priced inefficient labor and unreasonable pensions and benefits. It’s apparent that these “deserving workers” don’t actual deserve it at all. According to an article by Yahoo News, GM’s efforts are to reduce its costs by $7 billion; undoubtedly a large chunk is the bloated labor rates and rising health care costs.
GM has been crippled by high labor, pension, health care and materials costs as well as by sagging demand for sport utility vehicles, its longtime cash cows, and by bloated plant capacity. Its market share has been eroded by competition from Asian automakers led by Toyota Motor Corp. GM lost nearly $4 billion in the first nine months of the year.
The UAW has made no real efforts to help reduce costs by perhaps freezing annual raises or reducing benefits. They’ve just kept pursuing more money and better pensions – pensions that are truly a rarity in our current conditions.
Delphi unions are the perfect example of how GM is failing:
The automaker could be facing a strike at Delphi Corp., its biggest parts supplier, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month. GM spun off Delphi in 1999 and could be liable for billions in pension costs for Delphi retirees.
Obviously Delphi’s inadequacies justify the elimination of all pension plans.
I blame American ‘entitlements.’ I blame stupidity. But most of all, I blame unions. Some of you probably thought that I would point fingers at the Board of Directors at GM or perhaps salesmen (ahem) of foreign products but actually no - unions are to blame. Unions are a plague to American businesses. They create larger gaps between American and international production rates which in turn weaken our GDP. This "downward death spiral" isn’t just American automakers - it’s the American economy.
Friday, November 18, 2005
In the first article I read from the Jerusalem Post, Clinton states that Iraq invasion was a big mistake:
The United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday, citing the lack of planning for what would happen after dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown.
"Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done, " Clinton told students at the American University of Dubai.
"It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."
Clinton did however say that the United States had done some good things in Iraq: the removal of Saddam, the ratification of a new constitution, and the holding of parliamentary elections.
Did anyone else catch the typical Clinton rope-a-dope? He totally degrades the efforts of the US but then he agrees that good things came out of the invasion. Can we say, pick one? How else were we going to get Saddam out of power, help create a constitution, and help hold elections?
The second article is actually worse. Clinton ironically makes the claim that most of us (excluding him), aren’t going to heaven. In an article written by the World Net Daily, Clinton claims:
"It's interesting to me that we always proclaim – especially certain numbers of us – that we're the most religious big country in the world," said Clinton. "It may be true, but we also seem to be the most reluctant to get to heaven."
Okay… he really opened himself up for that one. Do we make muzzles for fat-headed idiots like Slick?
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Again the ACLU is trying to destroy the church in the United States and so far, they’ve been successful. We need to express our dissatisfaction and work together to stop this cancer from spreading. To learn more on how to stop the ACLU, please click here or click on the link on the left side of my page.
Thanks to Café Press for the relative graphic.
Friday, November 11, 2005
I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD.
In the words of Disgruntled - 'Nuf said.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Finally, a weapon that the UN might approve to use against people that don’t follow UN rules. The US military is proposing a new weapon called the PHASR (Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response) which temporarily blinds attackers. A similar weapon was actually designed nearly a decade ago that permanently blinded the attackers, saving their lives but ‘disarming’ them indefinitely. However, due to our ‘bend over’ policy with the UN, that weapon wasn’t sanctioned.
So the PHASR is still in its early prototype stage but this weapon seems worthy of approval. Now, there are particular set-backs like still having the capability of blinding individuals but if it’s used properly, the concern is next to nil. This weapon is the perfect item for truck bombers and people not stopping at roadblocks because the blinded driver then cannot finish their objective.
The obvious downside is once the driver is blinded; do you think he’s going to stop? Also, if this gets into the wrong hands, not only will it be misused but consider all of the possible terrorists attacks that could occur – planes and rush hour traffic just to name a few.
Overall, I’m excited to see if this gets passed and am happy to know that my tax dollars aren’t all pork barrel projects and paying for Katrina.
Check out the full article here. Thanks Glenn.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Senate – 12%
Investment Firms – 5%
Household Investors – -1.5%
From the monitor:
The study, done by researchers from four universities, paints a few senators as heavy traders - but not the institution as a whole. During the 1990s years in question, 62 senators disclosed some 6,000 stock trades. Nearly half of those were reported by just four lawmakers: Claiborne Pell (D) of Rhode Island, John Warner (R) of Virginia, John Danforth (R) of Missouri, and Barbara Boxer (D) of California. The vast majority of purchase transactions are less than $15,000.
Both the big traders and the small ones, in the statistical analysis, shared similar patterns of success.
Hmm… I don’t care who you are, that smells funny!
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I was reading up on Fred Dalton Thompson and became pretty stoked about my findings. I also recall this topic on Disgruntled’s blog. Here’s an excerpt from the Wikipedia bio on Thompson:
"On November 8, 1994, Thompson was elected to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of Al Gore, defeating six-term Democratic U.S. Representative Jim Cooper in a landslide which represented the most votes anyone had ever received for a statewide office in Tennessee history up to that point."
Hopefully, this occurrence would be something that the republicans will consider if we end up in a battle with a viable opponent. Sure there is quite the list of republican, note-worthy nominees but now we need to revert back to our foundation: federalism, fiscal conservancy, and perhaps non-intrusive foreign agenda. We need to nominate someone who will energize our party – not some neocon or RINO for that matter.
Don’t forget that Thompson was also the buffer on the John Roberts nomination, something to consider when questioning his motives.
Watch the video of Thompson about Roberts on Meet the Press.
Monday, November 07, 2005
9.5% - French unemployment rate
Geez, I wonder why we don't have random riots?
Well, well, well… For starters, someone has to recognize the successes of Bush so let me be the first. Our current 5% unemployment rate is fantastic considering Bush’s lack of recognition. Only 5% of the US citizens are unemployed and out of that 5%, I’ll bet you that 3% are actually looking for work. I’d consider that a benchmark.
Onto France - Chirac is in trouble. Unemployment is soaring to nearly 10% of the French population. Wow! Just imagine the collapse of this fragile economy considering the current situation. Now, instead of pursuing the rioters, France wants to "understand" the situation. They want to work with the mosques and inner-city leaders to alleviate the riots. What about... weapons? How about tear gas? Policing maybe?
This scenario is quite similar to France in all of their conflicts: Germany during WWII, Al Quaeda, etc. Apparently, socialist democracies and understanding the enemies don’t work.
France is the perfect example of an ‘entitled’ society. These people want everything for nothing, including work. Now only if the media gave this coverage it rightfully deserved, perhaps some American "citizens" would understand why free health care and socialism don’t work.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said Mr. Steele invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black.
"Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community," she said. "His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people."
During the 2002 campaign, Democratic supporters pelted Mr. Steele with Oreo cookies during a gubernatorial debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
In 2001, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. called Mr. Steele an "Uncle Tom," when Mr. Steele headed the state Republican Party. Mr. Miller, Prince George's County Democrat, later apologized for the remark.
"That's not racial. If they call him the "N' word, that's racial," Mrs. Marriott said. "Just because he's black, everything bad you say about him isn't racial."
When I read that quote from Marriott, I almost had an aneurysm. If that isn’t the most unintelligent thing you’ve heard, I don’t know what would be.
Now, let me do it. I wonder what would happen if I threw an Oreo or two…
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
In the news it’s undoubtedly the worst. There are the obvious basics like their constant focus on the bad parts of war and how nothing that is accomplished is being recognized. The Iraqi people have voted, women have gained rights, and free enterprise is surging in this once dictatorial state. People have the right to express their views and fear no repercussion. An Iraqi army and police force are learning strategies and life-saving techniques for any future problems. Instead, the MSM focuses on the American death toll just barely breaching 2000 and how insurgency is prominent in this purgatory-like state.
Now on my local news coverage, many of the stations are sending reporters to the front lines to "bring the war home." In other words, the MSM wants to dictate what we see AND hear, both about the war and from the perspective of the soldier. There is no doubt that the slant will be appalling. I can assure you that the MSM is going to show the bad: dead bodies, explosions, and gun fighting. While they could show the peaceful areas, citizen appreciation, or the lack of a tyrannical murderer.
Even Maxim, a magazine targeted towards men ages 18-55, is now telling tales of soldier misfortune. Maxim manages to hand pick the few soldiers that are struggling on their return home. Don’t get me wrong, I sympathize with all soldiers and the struggling reformation required after a tour, but not all soldiers require that. The majority turns out just fine, going back to their civil duties and families. Maxim manages to put a serious spin on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) implying that most soldiers struggle with post-war problems. I can personally attest for all the soldiers that I know that they are fine. They all performed exit interviews about the war and were deemed fine.
Now there is talk about a liberal slant to the movie Jarhead. This movie is about the first gulf war and happens to launch at the perfect time. With the present war protests on the rise, Sam Mendes (the director) sees his opportunity. By exploiting the bad parts of war including gruesome deaths and what appears to be ‘brainwashing,’ Mendes and his cohorts paint the most horrific picture of war. This and all other media outlets in turn push many over the metaphoric fence – creating more angst towards Operation Iraqi Freedom.