Friday, October 31, 2008

In The Interest of Following Barack Obama's Plans. . .

(Author Unknown)

Notice to All Employees

As of November 5, 2008, when President Obama is officially elected into
office, our company will instill a few new policies which are in keeping
with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:

1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a common
pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to
give those of you who are underachieving a “fair shake.”

2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages, including overtime,
into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst yourselves.
This will help those who are “too busy for overtime” to reap the rewards
from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.

3. All top management will now be referred to as “the government.”
We will not participate in this “pooling” experience because the law doesn’t
apply to us.

4. The “government” will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week,
encouraging it’s workers to continue to work hard “for the good of all.”

5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it’s “good
to spread the wealth.” Those of you who have underachieved will finally get
an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel
more “patriotic.”

6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks.

Don’t feel bad, though, because President Obama will give you free
healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free foodstamps,
and he’ll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can’t
pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you
might even get a free flatscreen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn’t
all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?) !!!

If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you may want to
rethink your vote on November 4th

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama, from bad to worse

Barack Obama sort of reminds me of a good novel. The key to a good plot is conflict. A good story places a character into a severe conflict, and then it gets worse - and about the time you think it can't get any worse for the main character, it gets even worse.

Barack Obama is the most liberal Democrat out there, but he is proclaiming non-liberal tactics to gain the presidency. He is either not a good liberal, or a very good liar.

Have you ever seen a Democrat that cuts taxes?

Bill Clinton said he was going to cut taxes - turned out he was lying.

Obama says he is going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans (who make under $250,000 - errr, uhh, under $200,000, errr uhh, under $150,000 - jeez, they can't even get their numbers straight!), right after he lets the Bush Tax Cuts expire, which will raise taxes, and he is going to do all of this for 95% of Americans despite the fact that 32% don't even pay taxes, and all the while find a way to pay for his trillion dollar spending plan that dwarfs any other presidential plan in history by taxing to oblivion the remaining 5% of Americans.

If that doesn't confuse you, and convince you that he is a liar, then I don't know what will.

And like a good novel, if he gets elected, it will get much, much worse. . . And about the time you think he can't make it any worse for America, he will make it even worse!


Also watch Spread The Wealth: Reagan vs. Obama

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Capitalism Is Not Granted By The Government

Capitalism is as natural to being human as is the desire to strive. When the first civilizations began to form, it was capitalism that arose in the free systems. Once the ruling system, however, begins to manipulate the economic system, it is no longer pure capitalism. It becomes something else.

Capitalism is a social system based on the principle of individual rights. Capitalism is the only moral political system because it is the only system dedicated to the protection of rights, which is a requirement for human survival and flourishing. This is the only proper role of a government. Capitalism should be defended vigorously on a moral basis, not an economic or utilitarian basis.

When government begins to seize, or confiscate, property rights and the spoils of success, the system is no longer one of capitalism. The system becomes government controlled, and the freedoms that go with it are diminished. Socialism attempts to present an element of "fairness" into the system, "Spreading the Wealth," one might say. But to exist, socialism must suppress capitalism. And to suppress capitalism is to suppress freedom, and individual rights.

To bring this about, those that desire Socialism must bring about a change to the fundamental system, using "hope" to package it in a way that the people will accept it. In this way, the purveyors of this new system will change the American social and economic order in a planned system, directed by a central government elite.

Government regulation is an essential element of socialism. A strong, central government must be brought into place that manages currency, controls output and prices, regulates industrial output, regulates wages (living wage?), steeply graduates income tax rates to control and stifle success, increases welfare-state benefits, and controls education so as to ensure the coming generation is taught to accept and depend on such a system.

Sound familiar?

Capitalism needs none of the above. In fact, government interference damages a capitalistic system. The controlling factor of Capitalism is the people who participate in it. If an element of the system becomes too controlling, or too pricey, the consumer stops purchasing from that element, and new competitors arise as a result. The free market is self-adjusting, self-regulating, and a true example of freedom.

Capitalism uses the natural human tendency to strive, to compete with the "Jones's," to become the cream of the crop. A natural by-product of Capitalism is failure. The individual, faced with such a failure, in a Capitalist System, then is tasked to try again (If at first you don't succeed, try, try again).

What Barack Obama is proposing economically is designed to stifle Capitalism, and to introduce Socialism into America in ways that even rivals the "hammer and sickle" New Deal that Franklin Delano Roosevelt fathered. Under a Barack Obama presidency, should he be elected, success will have a ceiling ($250 thousand? $200 thousand? $150 thousand?). As for his proposed tax cuts, does anybody really believe that a Democrat will lower taxes as they increase spending? Did Bill Clinton lower taxes as he said he would? Of course not. It isn't in a Democrat's nature to cut taxes (no matter how many times they promise it). To do so would relinquish some of government's control over the citizen, and that is hardly a tendency of Democrats.

The Democrats are upset that the word "Socialism" is being thrown around when describing the Obama campaign. They aren't truly upset because it isn't true - they are bothered by it because it exposes their true intent. That's why they don't like Joe the Plumber. He exposed Obama's hand with a simple question.

Spread the Wealth? Just another way of saying, "Confiscation of success, and a redistribution of such confiscated funds."

It is the Christian thing to do to help the needy and the poor voluntarily through charitable organizations that offer a "hand up." It is downright sinister to try to achieve the same results by forcing citizens to give up their freedoms and success so that it may be confiscated by the government and then distributed as the government sees fit. Such actions does not eliminate the classes, or make things fair. All it does is give more power to the ruling class.

Success is not granted by the government. That is something we achieve individually. Success is achieved by the individual in a capitalistic system, without government interference. Anything else is not capitalism, freedom, liberty, or the American Way.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Political Pistachio on Sirius Satellite Radio

UPDATE: Originally I was to be a guest Thursday, October 30 at 2:30 Pacific Time on Sirius Satellite Radio, but the date has been changed to November 6. I will be a guest on The Blog Bunker on Indie Talk Channel 110 on Sirius Satellite Radio on Thursday after the Election. The show is a "political talk show for people who hate politics." The independent show discusses societal issues, and takes a light look at the world of politics. Hope you can catch it! I will be interviewed for a half hour.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wise Words that apply to today's political situation:

Below are ten quotes that have been floating around the internet as being quotes from Abraham Lincoln about the poor, the weak, prosperity, workers, class hatred, and character.

The Truth is these quotes were never uttered by Mr. Lincoln. The quotes were published in 1942 by William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian minister, in a pamphlet titled Lincoln On Limitations, which did include a Lincoln quote, but also added these 10 statements written by Boetcker himself. Nonetheless, regardless of who wrote them, or said them, they are quite accurate.

The quotes were:

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong

3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

Obama The Marxist - Or Was His "Spread The Wealth" Comment Misunderstood?

For everyone that thought Obama was taken out of context, listen very closely. In a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview Obama is discussing the best way to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth.

H/T: Stop The ACLU

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I Voted For Tom McClintock

In 2003 when the California Recall Election put Arnold Schwarzenegger into the Governor's mansion in California in the place of the ultra-left liberal Gray Davis, I voted for Tom McClintock. McClintock finished third in the overall vote.

Tom McClintock appealed to me because he is a Conservative . . . A True Conservative.

Now, McClintock is running for Congress in the 4th District, which is located in the Northeastern part of California, north of Lake Tahoe. His race, like most of the Congressional Races, is critical in this election. If Obama somehow pulls off this election, and does it with a Democratic Majority Congress, the damage they could cause this great nation would take generations to resolve.

Here is Tom McClintock's views on some of the issues we face:

McClintock believes in bringing fiscal sanity back to the federal government. The fiscal problems are primarily due to wasteful and mismanaged spending by both parties, and the increased size of government. McClintock believes that we must reduce the size of government and increase its efficiency while limiting federal spending and cutting out the waste and mismanagement.

Tom McClintock believes we must secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. Completing the border fence along our southern border will dramatically stem the tide of illegal immigration in this country. The federal government needs to take the extraordinary step of enforcing all of our current immigration laws, not create new immigration laws which will simply be ignored.

McClintock wants to encourage proper management of our federal forests and lands needs so that unnecessary wildfires will cease. The Angora fire in 2007 proved that an overbearing federal bureaucracy will put your property and lives in danger. Reducing the bureaucracy and returning management of federal lands to the local communities will prove the situation dramatically.

McClintock believes in a strong National Defense, and that we need to fully fund our nation’s military in order to protect our nation from any threat in the world. Reagan’s idea of “peace through strength” is an idea we need to return to.

Tom McClintock agrees with the Founding Fathers of this nation that local government is better suited to deal with local issues. Recognizing this, he is for returning local control to our children’s education. Returning control and decision making power to our local communities and families regarding our children’s education is crucial in making our education system work again. It is not the federal government’s role to force every school district into a predetermined one-size fits all formula.

Tom is a tax-cutter, and understands the economics behind reducing taxes. Reducing the burden of taxes on our families and businesses is the way to spur growth in our economy. We need to make permanent the Bush tax cuts of 2003 so that our families and businesses are not faced with the prospect of a tax increase in the near future. We need to restore the freedom to our businesses to grow and expand their own companies; a strong economy is built on freedom

Go to Tom McClintock's site and read more about him - and while you are there, donate to his campaign. We need his Conservative Voice in Washington!

Sunday Night PPR

The Liberal Mindset. It is interesting how much the Liberal Left proclaims it is progressing toward perfection, that they are somehow more moral and tolerant than everyone else, yet spew such hatred and discontent. I have family members that are hard-left liberal that have actually decided to stop talking to me because I am (in their words) clueless, attributing to the demise of our country, ignorant, a hilarious failure, lose when a bull-shit indicator is applied, a useful idiot, a waste of energy, a part of the shadow of disgusting and immoral Bush Politics, irresponsible, unintelligent, and the cause of tragedy in this world.

How lovely. Note that none of the Conservatives, or non-liberals, in the family play these kinds of games.

I receive e-mails constantly as well from liberals out there that spew the same kind of crap. I receive hateful comments from a dozen or so Political Pistachio readers that call me everything from liar to religious zealot.

And these are the folks that call themselves tolerant and loving.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden says a lot of things, but listen carefully and you will see that whenever he opens his mouth, the truth seems to fail to fill his language. . .

Proposition 8 is causing a lot of theft, vandalism, hate and discontent in California, and that is by the folks that support Gay Marriage and are against the Proposition.

When talking about the far left liberals, listen carefully, the deception is evident - and they don't even realize it. Rather than allowing God to reach out to them, they are too busy trying to elevate humanity to a godlike level - with Hope and Change and flowers and unicorns and . . .

Join us tonight on Political Pistachio Radio at 10pm Eastern to hear us discuss the above material.

Fred Thompson Speaks On What An Obama Presidency Would Mean To America

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Founding Truth and Political Pistachio Radio Tonight!

On Founding Truth at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern:

Governor Palin told a class of 3rd Graders tht as Vice President one of her jobs will be to be in charge of the U.S. Senate. . . Was she correct? Or does the United States Constitution say otherwise?

Does Proposition 8 in California, the move for making it a state constitutional amendment that marriage is between a man and a woman, violate the Equal Protection Rights given to citizens under the United States Constitution?

What does "Promote the General Welfare" truly mean? Does it mean that government should take care of the citizens with social programs?

Hawaii's Universal Health Care plan for kids, a voluntary plan, failed in 7 months - and is eerily similar to what Obama is proposing for the entire country! Evidence that his plan is doomed to fail? Why did Hawaii's plan fail? What did it teach us about human nature? Is government paid medical insurance Constitutional?

States Rights - What does the Constitution say? Do Libertarians go too far?

On Political Pistachio Radio tonight at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern:

Did Obama's ad saying that John McCain is calling for eliminating Medicare and Social Security a lie?

Economic Nitty Gritty - Who's fault is it that the economy has stumbled? Why? What is the root of the problem? Did deregulation play a role?

The Courts - tonight's "On The Road Rant" is about The Courts, how the judges have overstepped their bounds, and how the people are losing their voice as activist judges poise to render the legislative branch powerless.

The Barack Obama Birth Certificate Lawsuit was thrown out! Why? Should a candidate for President of the United States provide proof that he or she is eligible for office? What does Philip J. Berg have to say?

Taxes - How the Middle Class is screwed if Obama wins the election!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground is all about. . .

And people wonder why Conservatives are up in arms about Barack Obama's association with Ayers. . .

Hat Tip and Thanks to Scott for this one.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Joe Biden's International Crisis Will Test Barack Obama

Last Sunday Night Joe Biden said, "Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here . . . we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

In other words, Obama is weak and the world knows it and the evil of the world is ready to test his willingness to fight back.

I would rather have a president, like McCain, that believes in "Peace Through Strength." Strength stands a better chance in not being tested than does weakness.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who Lives More Lavishly? Obama? Or McCain?

Recently, a particular liberal asked me this in an e-mail:

Doug... who would you guess spends more for luxury living - Michelle Obama for one lobster dinner, or John McCain, with SEVEN houses?

I understand why he asked. Conservatives have been making a big deal about Obama and Michelle's luxury living while claiming they are for the little guy, and wants to punish the rich with higher taxes.

But in the end, my response was, Who Cares?

Specifically, this is my e-mail response to that question:

When did I ever accuse anyone of being this or that due to luxury living? Besides, I have two homes, and I hardly live luxuriously. Besides, who cares? They succeeded, they are entitled to their lobster dinners and many homes. It is called success, and I am glad I live in a country where success is an opportunity that anyone can pursue.

Project Promise

From the site:

Project Promise Soldier is a new non-profit dedicated to helping soldiers. The group is simple in mission and broad in scope. Project Promise recognizes that there is an unspoken promise we, as citizens, make to care for our veterans and their families. Project Promise’s mission is to be part of the network of organizations that care for our wounded soldiers; to give something back to those who serve and protect our country and our citizens and to keep that unspoken promise. You can read about how Project Promise came to be by checking out our About the Charity and our Origins pages.

The idea that we make a promise to care for our soldiers is something my mother taught me in every day little ways. Every year we went to Veteran’s and Memorial Day parades. We bought poppies. My mother would remind my sister and I, when we forgot, to thank soldiers for their service. For me, respect for and being grateful to, those that serve and protect our country is one of those lessons I carry with me and try to pass down to my children.

When I was given the opportunity to help out the founders of Project Promise, I jumped at it.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be asking folks to submit essays and posts, link to us, drive traffic to our site and to donate to Project Promise. But for now, I just wanted to say, “Welcome.”

Monday, October 20, 2008

Longtime Republican Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama

Colin Powell announced his endorsement of Barack Obama on Meet The Press on Sunday, October 19, 2008. Some say that Powell was trying to be more pragmatic, but it has long been known that Colin Powell is a very moderate Republican.

Powell has long been a respected figure in the Republican Party, but due to his moderate nature, and rumors that have been swirling around for months, his endorsement of Obama is not a surprise to many.

I respect Colin Powell. He is a capable speaker, an intelligent politician, and a man of honor. I respect his choice, though I disagree with it, and feel that with this choice he has made a grievous error in judgement.

I don't believe that Powell's decision to endorse Barack Obama is a poor one because McCain is an exceptional candidate, because he is not. I believe that Powell's decision to endorse Obama is a poor decision because Obama is such an exceptionally bad candidate.

All of the questions regarding Obama's character, honesty, and integrity aside, Obama's positions are hardly ones you'd think Powell would be on board with. Colin Powell is pro-choice, and is quite moderate on many of the social issues, but just the fact that Obama's entire platform was launched on "I was against the war from the beginning" while Powell was an instrumental part in determining that there were weapons of mass destruction and that the invasion of Iraq was necessary, creates an aura of confusion around Powell's decision to endorse Obama.

Rush Limbaugh declared today that the decision is all about race. That may have perhaps played a role, but I am taking Powell's word to be true when he said that the pick of Sarah Palin is what affected his choice.

Bill Handel, a local Los Angeles radio host on KFI radio, says that the only reason he is voting for Obama is because of Sarah Palin as well. Had McCain picked someone like Liebermann, then Handel says he'd be voting for McCain.

Specifically, Handel said that Sarah Palin scares him because she is a "far rightwing nut who wants to reverse Roe v. Wade, and believes dinosaurs roamed the Earth six thousand years ago."

Roe v. Wade cannot be "reversed," because the Federal Government legalizing abortion is unconstitutional in the first place. Roe v. Wade should be "eliminated," and the issue then needs to go to the states. It is a state issue, not a Federal issue.

But that aside, the fact that Palin is an Evangelical Christian is what is making these people nervous, as if putting a Christian in the White House will suddenly turn the United States of America into a theocracy, or something.

Are you kidding me? Are moderates and liberals that stupid? There has been a heavy Christian influence in this nation for 230 years, and it is hardly a theocracy, yet some little governor of Alaska is capable of making the nation swing in that direction?

My favorite argument, though, is when the liberal left proclaims that Palin's religious beliefs are fringe, and that "her brand of Christianity" is outside the mainstream. Evangelicals represent the largest Christian block outside of the Catholic Church in the U.S., and the belief system taught agrees with almost all of the non-Catholic and Protestant religions when considering the basic biblical message. How is that fringe? How is that outside the mainstream?

Lastly, it amazes me that there is so much grief about Sarah Palin's lack of experience, and her religious views, when Obama, who is at the top of the ticket, has less experience than Palin, and followed for twenty years a fringe religious doctrine, Black Liberation Theology. Why is it that he gets a pass (and remember, he's at the top of the Democratic Ticket), and Sarah Palin is under much more scrutiny?

Perhaps Colin Powell's decision, like a large number of Americans, was strongly affected by the lopsided reporting of the mainstream media.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am a Conservative . . .

I am a Conservative, rather than a Republican, because I believe that innocent lives should be saved, and guilty, murderous lives should be removed from society; I am a Conservative because war is horrid - but has been necessary to create America, end slavery, and stop genocide; I am a Conservative because success should be congratulated, not punished with Marxist redistribution of wealth; I am a Conservative because I understand that the criminal element prefers their victims to be unarmed, and I refuse to be one of those victims; I am a Conservative because I believe the founding fathers knew what they were doing when they created this nation, and like them I am willing to do whatever it takes to preserve liberty; I am a Conservative because I believe we should be good stewards of our environment, but not to the point of extremism such as is exhibited by today's radical eco-terrorists and environmental movement; I am a Conservative because I believe Global Warming was once happening, but because of the natural cycles of the planet, not mankind, I am a Conservative because I believe that health care is an individual's responsibility and the creation of insurance companies in the first place is what ruined the system; I am a Conservative because I believe economies are dependent upon job creation and the movement of products, which is caused by profitable business, not government checks; I am a Conservative because I understand that lower taxes creates growth, and growth creates jobs, I am a Conservative because I recognize that a strong central government is prone to corruption, and has a tendency to be tyrannical; I am a Conservative because I believe my politics must reflect my morals, and my morals do not condone the murder of the unborn, the betrayal of the sanctity of marriage, nor the degradation of society into a Godless Marxist system; I am a Conservative because our unalienable rights have been given to us by the Creator, and no government has the right to take away those freedoms; And lastly, I am a Conservative because I believe we as a nation must return to the U.S. Constitution or our prosperity and exceptionalism as a nation will be at risk.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Political Pistachio Extravaganza!

Liberal Talker 2000 Answers Questions Truthfully - what does this electronic liberal have to say about Abortion, Torture, Environentalism, Health Care, Drugs, Iran, Iraq, Labor Unions, Stem Cell Research, and Taxes? Tune in tonight to find out!

Also, on this weekend's episodes of Political Pistachio Radio:

Introducing the Government's New Icon: The Condom!

William Ayers and Social-Justice Education! (from the American Power Blog)

A 3-Question Political Survey says elites know more about the ideological spectrum than you do!

The Water Police are ticketing me for run-off!

Who won the debate between Obama and McCain? (From Scott in South Cackalacky)

Joe the Plumber and the "Spread The Wealth" Comment.

Michelle Obama tells African Press International that Barack was adopted by his step-father - - - could this make him ineligible to be President?

Is Obama a Socialist?

Ohio Voters, ACORN, and The Supreme Court!

Capitalism is based on Liberty, Not Central Planning.

Glenn Beck Joining FOX News!

Did a McCain/Palin supporter in Scranton really yell "kill him" when Obama's Name was mentioned?

Bush plans to host world powers at economic summit!

First Graders taken to San Francisco City Hall For Gay Wedding!

This and more tonight and tomorrow night on Political Pistachio Radio! Join us Saturday at 10 pm Eastern/7 pm Pacific, and Sunday Night at 9 pm Eastern/7 pm Pacific!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

$3,000 Tax Credit From Obama if you hire an employee. . .

Obama has never run a business before. It is obvious that he has never run anything when he made the statement (a few times, now) that during his presidency he will give businesses a $3,000 tax credit for hiring a new full-time worker.

In addition to the wages, there is an astronomical cost of hiring an employee. The additional cost of full-time employees, including worker's comp, social security, health care, equipment, records, etc - - - is much more than $3,000 - - - and that is per year. Here in California that amount is often between $8,000 and $12,000 per employee, in addition to their wages.

It takes profit to hire employees. Problem is, Obama wants to take that profit and "share the wealth" by redistributing it to people who don't work. No employer in their right mind is going to hire an employee that costs them $8K to $12K just so they can receive a $3,000 tax credit.

Who in their right mind wants to stifle success and profit during an economic downturn? Shouldn't we be helping businesses be more successful so that more goods enter the market (which based on supply and demand will drop prices), and so that more jobs are created?

Obama, you want to give small businesses a tax break? Then lower the taxes. Help their bottom line. Encourage profit and success.

Obama is all about raising taxes. He has to. His spending plan demands it. First, if elected, Obama will allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire (Tax increase right off the bat!!!). Then, if you die and want to leave something to your posterity, his estate tax (death tax) will make it so that the legacy you wished to leave behind will have to be sold by your children so that they can pay the taxes on it. Of course, your retirement money won't help either. Obama's capital gains tax will eat up a large chunk of that. Then he plans to increase the taxes of the most successful corporations. To cover that cost the companies will then raise prices and let go of employees. Yeah, Barry, great idea during an economic downturn.

He says you grow an economy from the bottom up.

The bottom has nothing to offer. It is the top that creates jobs and moves products. Then, when that happens, the bottom can benefit from it with a job, and goods to buy.

Damn, Obama is one backwards son of a. . .

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama's Tax Break For 95% of Americans


How is it that Obama can promise a tax break for 95% of Americans when a third of Americans don't pay income tax in the first place?

Oh, yeah, that would be Tax Credits (in other words, free money from the government taken from the wealthier of the nation - Translation: Wealth Re-distribution - better known as Marxism).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama's Socialist Past

When over the weekend Barack Obama told a Plumber that he plans to "spread the wealth around," the liberal media hardly took notice. The conservative media, however, picked up on it quick. Spreading the wealth around is the same as Redistribution of Wealth, and that, my friends, is Marxism.

This downplay of Obama's Socialist Plans by the mainstream media is nothing new. The mainstream media has downplayed Barack Obama's connection to former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, has chosen not to report on Obama's past membership in The New Party (A Socialist Organization), Obama's connection to the radical leftist group ACORN (now being investigated for voter fraud in a number of states), his seedy history in far left Chicago politics, and of course his 96% Leftist voting record.

The mainstream media is so busy trying to examine the GOP ticket, and call anything said about the Obama Campaign "smear tactics," that they are failing to uncover Obama's past questionable connections (however, if Obama were a Republican, those connections would be all over the nightly news). In fact, when they are forced to finally come to terms that Obama's connections are real, they sweep it under the rug, including the connections Obama has with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, contending that Ayers is a "rehabilitated" terrorist whose bombing of the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol was merely a "youthful indiscretion." Ayers is hardly reformed, and remains involved in radical circles trying to socialize children into left-wing views as early as kindergarten.

The sooner Obama's socialist past is unearthed, the sooner the American People will understand what this radical has in store for our country should he be elected. Unfortunately, people are being shielded from the facts, and are instead being exposed to more often than not unreliable and untrue attacks against the McCain/Palin ticket.

Monday, October 13, 2008

High Winds and the Haze of Smoke From Numerous Fires

Today, as I drove around Southern California, the sky was hazy with the smoke of a number of fires. The Santa Ana winds were blowing about 60 miles per hour. On a freeway overpass I saw a big-rig on its side as I drove my own rig beneath on a westbound freeway. It was the third toppled truck I saw.

Fires from Los Angeles County to San Bernardino to Orange County were burning, and with the high winds, fire crews could only focus on trying to protect structures. When the Santa Ana winds reach such high velocities, any hope of containing a fire is lost until the winds die down. The winds are expected to continue to blow fiercely through tomorrow, possibly Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times has reported that two have died in the fires.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Behavior Patterns and American Society

Human nature is rebellious. We have selfish impulses within us that often we are blind to, and more often than not we spend a great deal of time trying to justify. People don't like to be told they are "wrong" or "sinful." We naturally defend our own actions, and conflict arises as a result.

Conflict arises when we have different systems of convictions or values. There are numerous occasions when we simply conflict because we are operating at a different level of reason. A lot of that understanding of what is right and wrong comes from one's environment as a child. But just because we were taught something is right or wrong in our youth, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is.

A logical, reasoning human being, however, regardless of environmental exposures, realizes that sometimes, no matter how much you try to reason differently, there are some things that are absolutely right and wrong.

Worldwide, in any culture (with the exception of a few blood-thirsty cultures), cold-blooded murder is an absolute wrong. Stealing is a behavior not accepted as well. Lying is universally accepted as a bad behavior as well, although in recent decades it is being incrementally accepted in its smallest form (little white lies).

Humanity is a flawed species. No matter how much society tries to convince us that mankind is progressing towards some kind of utopian perfection, we remain a flawed and sinful species. Because of this natural tendency to do the wrong thing we have created boundaries for ourselves. Limits. Laws. That does not mean we need to be treated as if we are a military unit. In a free society, despite our sinful nature, the laws have been set up to protect the innocent, but more often than not bad behavior is not necessarily illegal behavior.

Dishonesty, on the simplest level, is not illegal, and shouldn't be. It is obviously a bad behavior, and if one lies under oath in court, it can become an illegal activity. There are even people that proclaim they are born liars, and they can't help themselves. That argument does not make lying an acceptable behavior, and even though in its simplest form there is no penalty of law against lying, lying can bring on consequences that may not be welcomed by the liar. No argument attempting to justify being a liar convinces me that it should be an accepted behavior, that liars should receive civil rights for being liars, or that people who lie cannot choose not to be liars.

By now the more astute reader has realized that I am also alluding to other behaviors - specifically homosexuality.

Though I do not believe that gays wake up one morning and say to themselves, "Hey, I think I will be homosexual," I do believe it is a chosen behavior.

Some people are born with the tendency to be kleptomaniacs, but they can choose not to steal. Part of the incentive to choose not to steal is that it is an immoral behavior. Same goes for liars, and homosexuals, and any other immoral behavior.

I am sure the people who have become consumed by these behaviors are nice people. I am sure I am friends with people that have become slaves to immoral behavior. We all are capable of immoral behavior. We have, as a species, a sinful nature. But that does not justify the behaviors, however.

What can be especially dangerous is when a behavior begins to justify itself to a point that it begins to trample on the belief systems of others.

In Massachusetts, since the legalization of Gay Marriage in that state, parental consent has been removed in the schools regarding homosexuality. Despite parent's requests otherwise, teaching the gay lifestyle to be a natural lifestyle in schools has become prevalent.

Recently, in San Francisco, first graders were taken to the San Francisco City Hall for a Gay Wedding.

Could you imagine the outcry if the children had been taken to any other event that promoted an immoral behavior? Were the parents notified of this field trip? Would the school ever have considered taking the kids on a field trip to a traditional wedding?

All past great civilizations like Rome, Greece, Babylon, and so forth, crumbled under the crushing blow of corruption. When one studies these past civilizations, the beginning of the end was when lawlessness and immorality plagued the society. The final blow, the final immorality that appeared before the fall, was homosexuality in each case.

As we turn out backs on the truth of our human nature, and fail to continue to recognize that we are naturally as a species rebellious, and have selfish impulses within us, we are watching our own society crumble. Crime rates have risen, we have begun to murder our unborn and call it a "choice" to somehow justify it, and a culture of sex has permeated our society to the point that there is nowhere to turn to escape it. As a society we have become blind to what is right and wrong, and we are justifying our immoral tendencies with legislation and court decisions. We are defending our immoral actions. And as a result, our society, and civilization, is incrementally being dismantled, and is moving into the direction of chaos.

The basics of conservatism can stop this downward spiral, however. That is one of the reasons this election is so important. It has become a choice. A choice of continuing our drop into becoming an immoral society (and a socialistic one as well), or turning our nation back in the direction of what has enabled us to prosper for over 200 years, and turning our nation back in the direction of what was desired by the founding fathers, and the authors of the U.S. Constitution.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Protect Marriage - Vote Yes on Proposition 8

Obama's Relationship With Bill Ayers

Voter Fraud Investigations

If, as the mainstream media keeps trying to say, the election is over and there is no need for the right to even vote, then why must the left cheat so much?

Obama and Biden - Liars and Frauds - "Google This" Video Below Says It All!

Bruce Ash: High Tax Hiker Obama Should Check Out Sweden's Tax Policy

From CIA.Gov: Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. It has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labor force. Timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Privately owned firms account for about 90% of industrial output, of which the engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. Agriculture accounts for only 1% of GDP and 2% of employment. Sweden is in the midst of a sustained economic upswing, boosted by increased domestic demand and strong exports. This and robust finances have offered the center-right government considerable scope to implement its reform program aimed at increasing employment, reducing welfare dependence, and streamlining the state's role in the economy. The govenment plans to sell $31 billion in state assets during the next three years to further stimulate growth and raise revenue to pay down the federal debt. In September 2003, Swedish voters turned down entry into the euro system concerned about the impact on the economy and sovereignty.

Sweden's economy is not without concerns. The top tax bracket remains one of the highest, but the center-right politicians in the state are in the process of trying to lower it. Their growing economy is a great example of what less government, lowered taxes, and freedom for the private sector can do for an economy.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Liberal Left Despises Palin For Not Practicing Eugenics

Many Liberals have told me that they think the only reason I like Sarah Palin so much is because she is an Evangelical Christian. After all, they can't seem to see any other appealing characteristic regarding her.

If that is the case, then why do they despise her so much?

To answer the "Christian Question," of course I am happy that a conservative candidate I like is a Christian, but that isn't a requirement for me, nor is it the only reason I like Palin. The fact that she is a woman has nothing to do with it either, though her gender is not something that would turn me away as a voter either. Some liberals have even hinted that I may like Sarah because since she's a woman, it's like a slap in the face to Obama after he rejected Hillary Clinton as his running mate. I know, you liberals always have devious motives, so you figure conservatives must too, but as usual, you are wrong.

The main reason I like her is because she is a conservative, and she practices those same values. Also, she has not been corrupted by Washington. It is interesting how all those Democrats out there are so hungry for change, yet a candidate who is different, not willing to play the same old Washington Politics game, and will definitely be a change in Washington, is so hated by them for exactly that reason. . .

Anyhow, the Liberal Left Despises Sarah Palin for a number of reasons, and I believe that one of those reasons is also because she was willing to give birth to her son, Trig, despite the diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

In fact, she not only gave birth to this child with special needs, but she even said during her acceptance speech and the Republican Convention that if given the privilege of being in the White House, she'd be a "friend and advocate for families of children with special needs."

You see, this doesn't sit well with the "Pro-Abortion" Liberal Left. Understand, in America today, 90 percent of all Down Syndrome children are murdered in the womb before they even have a chance at taking their first breath.

This practice stinks of Eugenics. Eugenics is curiously something few people hear about, and is conveniently left out of the history books. This method of "selective breeding" follows the idea that "When good people bone good people, good babies with good genes result." Question is, who determines who is good and who is bad?

Plato thought the idea would help keep the ruling class in power. . .

Darwinism supporters have held eugenics in high regard. . .

Hitler and the Third Reich began to use it to create a Master Race. . .

American Eugenics early in the last century arose out of Racism and the attempt to eliminate deformities and less perfect humans - At least 60,000 people were involuntarily sterilized for the greater good of eugenics in the United States. . .

Now, in the hope that humanity is somehow "progressing" toward a more perfect state, this type of thinking has surfaced again.

Is this one of the reasons 90 percent of Down Syndrome children die in the womb?

As a teenager, one of my responsibilities I took on for a couple years was being a teaching assistant at a "School for the Mentally Retarded." Most of the pupils at this school were Down Syndrome, and some were mentally disabled as a result of head trauma. These kids I worked with, in all honesty, were some of the happiest people I have ever been around. They weren't sorry they were born. They didn't feel like they were any less human. And it would have been a shame if any of these folks had been executed by their parents before they were born because their parents desired a more "perfect" child. Some of them later also became independent, and lived on their own, holding down jobs to pay their bills!

This is one of the reasons I think that the Liberal Left despises Sarah Palin. She welcomed her Down Syndrome child into the family, calling him a "Blessing." I think that the left, the ones desiring the advancement of murdering the unborn, and progression towards a more perfect human species (and ultimately a Socialist Utopia), by watching this woman love and care about this "imperfect child," were forced to look at themselves, and felt as if Sarah Palin, by her loving actions as a caring mother, was rubbing their noses in their own shame.

Well, my friends, for me, that is another reason to like Sarah Palin. Her moral values, and her motherly instinct to love and care for her child, regardless of the stage in life that child may have been, shines through when you view her actions as an individual.

Below is a video of a kid with special needs singing the National Anthem at Boston’s Fenway Park. It was Disability Awareness day at the baseball park and mentally challenged children got VIP treatment.

The young man singing the National Anthem in front of a full stadium got him pretty nervous, and he began to struggle.

Now, did the people say, "Gosh, see how imperfect that child is?" Or did they say that perhaps he'd have been better off if his mother had killed him in the womb because of his challenges? Of course not. The entire stadium came to his rescue, cheering him on, and singing with him to keep him going.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

An American Carol Movie Review

"An American Carol" is a rarety in Hollywood - It is a Conservative Hollywood Comedy - and a movie that Hollywood wanted nothing to do with.

In fact, Hollywood was so upset with the Conservative leanings of the movie, that none of the American Production Companies would touch it, so the filmakers had to find a company outside the U.S. willing to produce it - and found one in France!

The Director and Co-Writer of the film is David Zucker (Airplane, Naked Gun, Scary Movie Franchise). An American Carol is a parody of A Christmas Carol, and the Scrooge that hates America as severely as Scrooge hates Christmas is Michael Malone played by Kevin Farley (a thinner version, but otherwise spitting image of his late comedian brother Chris). The Michael Malone Character is an obvious play on Michael Moore. The character is a slobby documentary filmmaker who's latest work, "Die, You American Pig," did not perform as he'd hoped, and his true goal is to make a feature film, of who's manuscript he carries with him and is titled "Fascist America." In fact, he is so determined to get it filmed and produced, that he is even willing to take money from Islamic Terrorists for it.

Meanwhile, the Malone character is also caught up in a movement to abolish the Fourth of July as a holiday, a movement he began, and as the movie progresses, begins to regret.

John F. Kennedy pays Malone a visit to warn the baseball cap wearing filmmaker that he will be visited by three spirits who will help him understand the value of America. The Spirits, George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), George Washington (Jon Voight), and Death (Trace Adkins), take Michael Malone on a journey through history, the present, and the future in an attempt to show him the importance of America, the importance of fighting for liberty when it is necessary, and the danger of liberalism and appeasement.

The ACLU Lawyers are depicted as Ten Commandment destroying zombies while Dennis Hopper as a judge pulls out his gun to take them down. David Alan Grier and Gary Coleman play slaves in an American Future that occurs because America never fought the Civil War because Lincoln (in this alternate reality) was a pacifist like Neville Chamberlain.

An American Carol was not screened in advance for critics, possibly because the filmmakers knew that the Hollywood Critics would use their Liberal bias to shoot down the movie the best they could - but Political Pistachio blog finds this movie about Michael Moore (I mean: Malone) being visited by the ghosts of Patriotism's Past, Present, and Future to be a winner, and worth seeing.

Apparently, I am not the only one. The movie opened in the top ten, grossing nearly $4 million - but that is still quite a bit short of its $20 million production budget. However, that is an accomplishment, considering its limited release (of the seven theaters in my area, only one was carrying it). And note that though this movie has its share of slapstick comedy (and some laughs that only "right of center" folks will understand) as it proceeds through the story, the message of American Values, Patriotism, and Support for our Troops is present. In fact, for those that truly do support the troops, some of the scenes near the end of the film may even moisten the eyes.

Note to liberals reading this piece: Don't give me that "We Support the Troops, Just not the War" crap. Puking out that line is like me saying I am an Angels Baseball fan, but I don't want them to win the World Series.

I give the movie an enthusiastic high mark, 5 stars, thumbs up, or whatever - But I encourage you to go out and see it in the theater, not only because the theatrical experience enhances the movie, but also so that this movie can earn well, and send a message to Hollywood.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Joe Biden Lies 14 Times in V.P. Debate versus Palin

Joe Biden's 14 Lies

1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted the exact same way as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.

2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said, Drill we must. But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to raping the Outer Continental Shelf.

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of its passage.

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says hes always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.

6. ALERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to, Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCains record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times.

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people's health insurance coverage -- they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska -- she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it's not a windfall profits tax.

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation -- he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was dead wrong on Iraq, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldnt see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesnt meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won't pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Is The Death of Posse Comitatus at Hand?

The Posse Comitatus Act was passed in 1878 and has been an important law. Read an educated review by a military career veteran, Dr. Bill Smith, who addresses the recent official assignment of a U.S Army brigade to "the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or man made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks." He covers several historical points and the potentials. His conclusion as to why "the year 2008 may become identified in history as the year that the doctrine of Posse Comitatus ceased to have authority" may surprise you. [Is doctrine of Posse Comitatus coming to an end? ]