Monday, September 29, 2008
This interview was very painful to watch. It ranks on the pain scale somewhere between castration and pulling out pubes with tweezers.
I know a lot of my friends on the right are going to criticize me for being so harsh, and they're willing to defend her to the world's end claiming that the liberal media had her pinned. The liberal media went easy on Obama, further showing their bias towards the left. Anyone who has a clear understanding of critical thinking knows that the interviews with Obama (with the exception of Bill O'Reilly) were poorly conducted because there were no tough questions asked. These Obama interviews were a dog and pony show at best. A good interview should contain tough questions, and the interviewee should be prepared for curve balls (As a side note, we have 2 really great interviewers in this area: Gort and Sue Henry - they're not afraid to ask tough questions. They also ask these tough questions without trying to corner the interviewee or push their personal agenda. They do it to qualify the interviewee).
It's understandable to mess up or fumble through a few tough questions, but Palin was totally unprepared to answer even mediocre questions. (OK, here's where I'm really going to get criticized by fellow conservatives.) I don't blame the liberal media for making her look bad this time. I blame the campaign's management for not prepping her. Unless you're extremely knowledgeable and confident in a particular field or area, you shouldn't go into an interview unprepared.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
President Bush - in a rare instance - actually showed himself to be somewhat intelligent when speaking about this issue. He finally showed that not all his brain cells were killed by coke and beer. Bush is insisting on a bailout and he wants the problem solved ASAP, noting that this is one of the few times he would say that government intervention is desperately needed and justified. If we let the market solve its own problems this time around our country will be in bad shape. I agree.
I don't care whether you're republican, democrat, left, right, independent, etc., you have to agree that we don't want to see a bombshell drop on our economy. We want to prevent people from losing their homes, business owners from losing their livelihood, people from losing their jobs, etc.
John McCain put a hold on campaigning for President until this issue is resolved. He decided to head to DC and made a commitment to help solve this problem putting this country's problems first. This, to me, shows real leadership.
The Obamessiah, however, did not exercise this kind of leadership. He did not show anything except his true self: a do-nothing person who is afraid of making any real decisions. Instead of focusing on the economy, he's focused on staying on the campaign trail, insisting on being seen on TV and heard by millions of his lib followers. I guess that's what you get out of a community organizer with no executive experience.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
To make matters worse, the democrats cannot answer the simple question: What is a community organizer, and what are the roles and responsibilities that come with this title?
Furthermore, is the role of a community organizer one that can qualify someone to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world?
I will - in an unbiased attempt - uncover the meaning of community organizer by using scholarly resources printed prior to 2006. Scholarly resources (i.e., peer reviewed articles published in journals or some kind of trade publication) provide the best resources when trying to uncover and explain things in an unbiased manner. Further, since Obama's decision to run for the office of President officially began at least 24 months ago, I will stay away from any article that is less than 2 years old (for the purposes of eliminating bias from those who might paint a more colorful picture of the title of community organizer in support of his bid for President). Once the research is complete, I will provide you with my results.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
"The Federal Highway Administration said its decision to reject that plan was based, in part, on questions about whether the amount of money that would be paid by turnpike commission to the state Transportation Department was based on an “objective market valuation” of the highway.
“There is simply no evidence that the lease payments are related to the actual costs of acquiring an interest in the facility,” said Tom Madison, the federal highway administrator." (Times Leader, 2008).
In other words, Fast Eddy Rendell's proposal was shut down by the feds because the revenues from the tolls did not match up to what the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania wanted to spend on the roads. In other words the Federal Highway Administration saw this as a porkbarrel fund, which goes to what I was saying when I ran for office:
- Stop writing blank checks to your cronies
- Stop using funds appropriated for road improvement for other things, like scarfing down cheesesteaks (on our tax dollars) before an Eagles game
- Stop pushing for infrastructure development legislation on the basis that you're "eventually going to get the money". This kind of mentality (I'll write the check now and hope I get paid in time for it to clear) in accounting and business lingo is known as the inability to control cash flow - it's a fancier way of saying you're mishandling our money - and this is the same kind of mentality that causes many small businesses to go out of business. Bigger companies that make this mistake open themselves up to bankruptcy and fraud charges. I wonder what will happen to our state if Eddy keeps making this problem recur - It's a rhetorical question, folks. He's going to blame the republicans for the flaws in his own policies.
- Cut wasteful spending, and you'll find ways to afford the infrastructure repair.
- Increase the tax base by investing in economic development: bring in more businesses, bring in more jobs, and you will have additional funds without raising taxes.
- Roll over fat boy and put someone who doesn't like pork in charge.
U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke: “I applaud the Federal Highway Administration for rejecting the application to toll on I-80. As I have said before, tolling on I-80 would negatively affect residents throughout Pennsylvania, but especially those in the Northeast. We must invest in projects that will benefit Pennsylvanians, and tolling on I-80 would have done just the opposite. I appreciate the effort of the Federal Highway Administration to review the application and appropriately deny tolling on I-80.”
Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton: “As Mayor of Hazleton and a member of the Alliance to Stop I-80 Tolling, I am very pleased to learn that the Secretary of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have decided against the tolling of Interstate 80. The affects of tolls on I-80 would have been terrible for Hazleton and the surrounding area. The businesses, consumers and visitors to the area all would have suffered as a result.”
State Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township: “If this proves to be the end of the misguided attempt to toll I-80, the federal rejection comes as a major relief to area motorists, workers, and employers. Because Pennsylvania cannot afford to back away from the obligation to fix dangerous bridges and repair deteriorating roads, the search must begin for a more economically acceptable and fiscally responsible way of funding transportation improvements. The lesson from this is that it is too large a burden to put on just one part of the state. We must take the time to do it right – rushing to unload the Pennsylvania Turnpike, without extensive details publicly disclosed and without public support earned, will likely be substituting one bad decision for another.”
- Supports Pickens Plan
- In part 4, he actually is getting some control over the conversation over O'Reilly
- Refuses to drill for oil
- Let's use diplomacy to solve terrorism
- Waffles on Russia
- O'Reilly admits to having Botox
Obama attempts to defend his pastor and other of his associations, such as Ayers, Moveon.org, Daily kos, etc. I think Obama did a piss poor job defending himself. Here are my favorite lines:
- it's just classic "guilt by association"
- I have conservative friends (but can't name any)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Theodore Roosevelt (NY)
Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (NY)
Calvin Coolidge (MA)
Nelson Rockefeller (NY)
Thomas Jefferson (VA)
Martin Van Buren (NY)
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (NJ)
Jimmy Carter (GA)
Ronald Reagan (CA)
Bill Clinton (AS)
So please tell me how a governor doesn't qualify to be a VP or President?
Did you also know that he is also in trouble with the IRS because he failed to report rental income he received over the past 20 years? This smells like tax evasion to me, especially when you consider the fact he underreported his income by $75,000. The property is not located in the US, but that doesn't stop the IRS from taxing the income received since the owner is a US citizen. Charlie Rangel should know that.
Charlie Rangel's excuse is that he didn't know he was supposed to report the income. C'mon Charlie, is that the best excuse you could use? Then, he blames his accountant for not advising him to include the rental income on the returns.
Sorry, Charlie, but I don't buy your excuses. You should know - since you write the tax laws - that it's not the accountant who is responsible for the information on the return - it is the taxpayer. You should also know that the income should have been included on your return - since you write the tax code.
...just another example of poor ethics from Mr. Rangel.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Before I go on with my political ranting on Barack Obama's lack of class, it is important for me to state that I am neither a racist nor a sexist. I don't care what color, race or creed someone is because I judge the person for his/her character. Folks, in this great country, we have people who are of great character and we also unfortunately have people of very little class. We all have heard terms for people of little or no class - and I dare not use them: I just group them up into one generic classification: trash.
Obama, in the past week, has shown himself to be someone who not only doesn't know how to pick his battles, but also shown himself to be someone with very little class, especially with this statement aimed at governor Sarah Palin:
"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years."
The media only said that Obama called Sarah Palin a pig when he used the lipstick comment, but what the media missed the mark on was the deliberate intent for Obama to use sexism by referring to her as "an old [stinky] fish" - as in old, dirty vagina. Obama can't play defense well, so now he has to stoop down to a whole new level by using negative, sexist attributes which don't sit well with me.
With such horrid comments about women, I don't see how anyone can have any respect for Barack Hussein Obama. He has proven himself to be unpresidential, unprofessional, and trashy.
...and people want him as President?
It's disgusting how the libs hate to have you remember 9/11. In a desperate attempt to have us forget, they created "Interdependece Day" exactly one year after our nation was brutally attacked by Islamofascists in an attempt to recognize social issues that bind people globally and inject liberal feel-good philosophies on our youth.
It doesn't surprise me that local colleges are replacing 9/11 commemorative events with the 6th Annual Interdependence Day garbage. It's just another attempt to have the liberals take away our freedoms. By forgetting 9/11 and erasing it form our minds, the liberals can easier infuse their anti-American philosophy and agenda on us. Folks, don't be fooled by the liberal agenda.
The hell with Liberal Agenda. Let us never forget 9/11.
Question: what does an incumbent democrat refuse to do when running for re-election?
A. spend money
B. debate the issues
C. hire interns
D. go to the Diamond Club
I know it's a tough one, but the real answer is B. An incumbent democrat refuses to debate the issues when running for re-election. Carney is playing this game now just as Kanjorski has done so in the 11th for decades.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Like Dr. Leonardi, I wasn't surprised to see Sarah Palin to be picked to be McCain's VP. I called it weeks before it happened among my GOP friends (so for all those who think I'm crazy and have no clue about politics - you owe me a beer). If McCain wanted to show himself to be a maverick while gaining support from the conservative base, she was the only realistic choice.
But there are other great points about Sarah Palin that makes her more qualified to be in the White House than Barack Hussein Obama will ever be, and Dr. Joe Leonardi points them out better than anybody I know. Here are a few articles he wrote on Sarah Palin:
His articles further emphasize my earlier point when Gretchen from Fox and Friends cried out why the feminists are not coming in Palin's defense: a strong, conservative woman doesn't need the help of liberal feminists.
Personally, I think Obama handled himself better this time than in part 1. But at least we got a real answer from him about his economic plan - socialist wealth distribution (please boo accordingly).
Monday, September 8, 2008
On July 12, 2008, 4 teenagers beat up an illegal alien from Mexico to a pulp in a street fight, somewhere in an alleyway in Shenandoa (AKA Shendo). Two days later, the man dies. Two of the boys are most likely to get away with lesser charges, one may face up to 40 years in prison, and the other one may end up being tried as an adult.
The liberal media somehow avoids the fact that the late Luis Ramirez is an illegal alien, but doesn't hesitate to acknowledge the fact that he has 3 kids and a fiance (all living here in the US - nothing indicates whether they live here legally or not). Court records and a few journalists indicate that he was an illegal. What is not known is how the fight started: it is only assumed by the leftist media that these caucasion high school kids decided to just gang up on Mr. Ramirez. Until the actual trial begins, no such presumptions should be made.
The liberal media and leftist bloggers are going out of their way to pound on Lou Barletta for his fascist stance on illegal alien reform and blame him for the death of Luis Ramirez. The leftists are blaming Barletta for what happened in Shendo, which happens to be a good 35 minute drive from Hazleton, where Lou Barletta is mayor. While I don't agree with the way Mayor Barletta decided to handle the illegal alien problem in Hazleton, he cannot be blamed for something that didn't occur in his own city, let alone county. First, Lou Barletta never promoted the use of violence to solve the problems with illegal aliens in Hazleton. Second, the problems that are occurring in Shendo have been continuing for over a decade. The city government and law enforcement officials within Shendo have been reluctant to be proactive in doing anything with racial tension in the city. The mayor of a town 35 minutes away from Shendo has nothing to do with the way Shenandoa's government is run. Third, when violence breaks out as a result of racial tension, people generally know to blame racist/supremist groups for brainwashing kids with their propoganda. No links between Lou Barletta and such groups are known to exist.
I don't see how Lou Barletta can be blamed for this, but one can use the snowball argument that if he wasn't so tough on illegal immigration reform in his own city they wouldn't have migrated to Shenandoa. The problem with this argument is that it would be difficult to prove and illogical to say that every illegal alien who left Hazleton moved to Shendo - you can't even state that a significant percentage moved there.
Aside from defending Lou Barletta, I only have a few more things to say about this case. The first one is that the city of Shenandoa and the city law enforcement officials failed to do anything about the illegal alien issue for years, and the lack of effort by the city has lead to a vigilante effort to remove the illegals. When your government does nothing, fed-up citizens are forced to take the problems into their own hands.
Lack of appropriate legislation exists to address the issue of illegal immigration on the federal level. The citizens want something done about the issue, but our government continues to prove itself to be one failure after another with respect to its people. Not doing anything is just as bad as doing the wrong thing.
Higher gas prices, higher unemployment, and lack of jobs are turning the illegals into scapegoats in cities like Shenandoa for hate groups. If it isn't evident yet, it soon will be. Coupled with the lack of government effort to resolve this issue, illegal immigration will become an even bigger disaster.
The media - without knowing all the facts - have already labeled this a hate crime. Again, we don't know what the facts are and should reserve judgment for when all facts are presented. It could very well be a hate crime, but there are other possibilities. For example, it is possible that Luis Ramirez instigated the fight; that there were more than the 4 kids on the one side involved and 1 illegal alien involved on the other side (could it be that Mr. Ramirez was hanging out with other illegals in the alleyway taunting the kids?); that Ramirez had a weapon, etc. Until all the facts are known, nothing should be presumed.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
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By the way, did you know she can rap?
Also, since Heart won't let her use their song, she decided to attack the corruption in the music industry and got her own theme song.
Hey, it's all done in good humor. We can all use a good laugh, especially at the left who have nothing else to go on.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Obama also showed his reluctance to use force on Iran. He claims that we haven't exhausted all resources yet. I will agree that we should use force as a last resort in many cases; however, when dealing with tyrants other methods do not work and only buy the other side more time. Imagine if Kennedy tried to use diplomacy with USSR and Cuba during the missile crisis. Imagine if we tried to negotiate with Hitler. We can't negotiate with Iran, because when you're dealing with terrorists it's either us or them.
Overall, it was no surprise that Bill would put Barack through the ringer. He was more courteous with Obama than I would expect, and Obama did OK defending himself in part 1.
I was really pissed to see protesters at the speech, showing themselves to be nothing more than a bunch of leftist nuts embarrassing themselves and illustrating the epitomy of the democratic agenda - even though this began to look as if it were going to be the highlight of his speech.
There's no doubt that McCain's speech was boring when compared to Palin's, and it did start out as empty as my bar after a good night of poker. Much like Obama's speech, McCain talked a lot but didn't say anything. Unlike Obama, McCain did extend his congratulations for winning his party's nomination and showed himself to be a true gentleman in competition admitting respect for his former competitor. Also unlike Obama, McCain kept a positive outlook and was sincere.
The speech became more interesting about 10 minutes into empty talk when he threatened the good-ole-boys that he and Palin will shake things up in DC. He then made the point clear that he wasn't interested in playing party politics and will hold politicians accountable for their actions. He discussed his experience as a maverick for shaking things up and doing what he thinks is best for the country. Really the same old same old McCain talk.
McCain did a great job separating himself from the GOP and differentiating himself from Obama in many ways:
- McCain touted his experience
- McCain said specifically what he would do with Iran
- McCain also said something I said when I ran for office which pretty much shut me out of the republican party: the party has lost its ways and needs to get back to its roots. There was a large silence in the arena when McCain dissed his own party. "We went to Washington to change Washington and Washington changed us... we lost their trust... we're going to change that"
- He told his story about how he came to love his country, why he puts his country first, and why he wants to shake things up. He stole the theme of fighting for change right from under Obama's feet.
- He proved not to be out of touch with the American people and the economic issues middle class America faces.
- Unlike Obama, McCain was specific about some of his proposed tax code changes
- McCain offered a plan to stimulate the economy by re-educating displaced workers
- McCain's plan to use vouchers for education - something I support
- McCain's plan to abolish the teachers' unions - something I also support
What I don't like about McCain's speech:
- He told republicans that he will return the party to its roots, but failed to say how.
- He spit out typical conservative rhetoric, but failed to say how he was going to lower taxes, promote individualism, maintain open markets, cut government spending, solve the health care issue
- He wasn't specific about which programs he would cut or eliminate
- He also wasn't specific about his energy plan
Thursday, September 4, 2008
For all of you who don't know, I am one of 5 the former congressional candidates for the 10th this year. I am picking up where Eddy the Angry Republican left off after passing away in August after a bout of throat cancer. I don't know if I can ever sound as pissed off as he did, but I'll try :)
I have never seen Obama at a loss for words, except for those "coached" by his running mate Joe Biden. There were more "uhmm"'s and "ahh"'s than Bush's state of the union address.
If this isn't proof that the Obama camp sees Palin as a threat, I don't know what is - but I do admit Obama set the focus that he's running against McCain, not Palin.
So I ask you this: does a running mate really make a difference?
Feminists are liberal bitches. Anyone with half a fucking brain would realize that feminazis would never, ever stand in support of a conservative female. While I like Fox and Friends in the morning, I think they dropped the ball BIG TIME.
when does a strong conservative woman need help from a liberal feminist coward?
I think she shut them up. Notice how Obama's camp is quiet now. Even MSNBC and CNN have little to say.
What I love about her speech last night - besides she mentioned Scranton - was that she was Reaganesque, proving that conservatism isn't dead. She spoke elloquently and calmly, while making sound arguments.
Also, if you saw Rudy and Romni speak you can see how the GOP is charged up about her being the VP nominee. They also spoke the truth about the liberal messiah: he has done nothing material since entering public service.