Sunday, January 31, 2016

Make the right choice

Look, I know many people are entrenched in their choice for President.  So, why listen to me? I'm nobody on the scale of things, right?

The reason you should listen is because I've heard this song and dance before. We have all heard it before, really. I remember, as if it was yesterday, my excitement in picking a President, who I thought, most represented my values.

I truly thought it was a movement. A movement much bigger than myself.

He told me he was about bringing the country together. That it wouldn't be about Red States, or Blue States anymore, but the United States.  He told me that he would bring hope and change to a nation seeking changes while mired in multiple wars.

He told me how much he supported our allies in the Middle East, and would never allow the terrorist supporting regime in Iran acquire a nuclear weapon.  He told me how he would stand for a new day in human rights around the world.

He told me he would invest in America.  Right here at home.  He told me that a bunch of shovel ready jobs was going to reboot the economy.  And he told me how he would make healthcare affordable, lowing my costs and allowing me to keep my doctor.  And he told me that this would all happen as transparently as possible.

He told me how he would solve the biggest problem - the melting of the glaciers and rising of the oceans.  How he would make sure the air was clean and the World better for future generations.

If you can't tell by now, these were lies.   And I fully admit, I bought into them.

Understand that this is what politicians do.  They lie.

So don't be fooled by fast talk. Or even blunt talk that seems appeasing.  Platitudes will not save anyone.  We have seen what 7 years of platitudes has riddled us with.

Nor will more big government and crony capitalism save America. That is what has gotten us into such deep trouble in the first place.  And isn't the Einsteinian definition of crazy continuing to do the same thing over and over again despite repeat failure?

So think long and hard about where these people have actually stood.  Where they have planted their flags and fought.  Who they have worked on behalf of.  Who they have donated too.  What principals do they truly believe in.

Because at the end of the day, even if your candidate wins, the legacy they leave behind could effect the thinking of future generations for years to come. And if they turn out to be an unmitigated disaster, they will become the example for many future generations to avoid following.

Make the right choice.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New year, old problems

This year has certainty started off with a bang, hasn't it?

Every day, it seems there is a new crisis. It seems almost impossible to keep up.

Every where you look, you see destruction and mayhem.

In Europe, scores of people are being raped and murdered.  Certain religious groups have been intimidated to the point where many are fleeing. And yet, their Governments crack down on their own people.  It's disgusting that the civilized world would turn on itself - allowing itself to being invaded - while meanwhile covering up for these lowlife scum.

But the World teetering doesn't stop there.  If you look around to Jakarta and Burkina Faso, you see terrorists targeting everything that makes Western society great.  Blowing up Starbucks and murdering tourists.  It seems clear, from Paris to San Bernardino, Terrorists have figured out the formula to attacking the West.

And how do we respond?

By sticking our head in the sand.

We have a President who see's nothing.
Who feels nothing.
Who can't even be bothered to recognize the fact that our troops surrendered to the enemy because he has given them orders to stand down.
Who can't even admit that by giving up these ships, we surrendered information on some of our latest warships to the enemy.
A President who won't admit that our troops were held hostage at gun point and then used as propaganda.

And a President who refuses to recognize an American female sailor forced to wear a hajib in direct violation of the Geneva convention by Iran. And of course, her constitutional right to freedom of religion.

The question is, whose side is Obama on?  Because clearly, he's not on the side of our troops. And so, it will only get worse. With even more attempts by foreign powers to abuse our troops.  Just as an Iranian based military did in Baghdad did yesterday.

Truly, Barack H. Obama has cemented his place as the weakest, and most feckless President, in the history of the United States.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

In a year of devastation and brutal savagery, it's easy to focus on the negatives rather than the positive,  and lose track of the good things around us that we should be thankful for.  Sometimes these things are small, such as the drops of rain that helped relieved the drought here in California.  Other times, you can't miss it - such as the return home of an American soldier from a Mexican prison.  There are plenty of silver patches in these dark clouds.

For me and my family, I'm ever so grateful for how far we've come in a year.  From nearly losing everything, to building a great life on the outskirts of the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, it's a radically different year for us. As hard as it is out here, I tell my children, it's a testament to what education can do for you when you put your mind to it.  Now, I'm blessed with a job that I love, that fits my life and talents.  A job that puts life giving electricity into homes across the entire nation - and a company that's put me on path to even greater heights. 

Never stop learning.

God has given us all this amazingly complex brain,
we should be thankful we aren't animals,
or even vegetables - with no deeper thought process.

So give thanks to the Lord.
Give thanks that he has given us all us gifts and has brought us to these times.
Because, for as bad as it may seem, we still live in a spectacular time.
The issues of our world would seem so minor to pilgrims.

For them, death and savagery was all around.  They didn't flee to America expecting it to be better than Europe.  For them, it was a great endeavor, incurred at terrible expense of both personal effort and debt.  All in the slight chance that it would be better for them at the end of their short lives, or better for their child.

Thanks to these great people, we are no longer pilgrims.
We are American citizens.

So let's be thankful we have the Constitution and it's Bill of Rights that protects us,
Let's be thankful that we have the benefit of hundreds of years of freedom and innovation.
And let us never stop using these gifts endowed by our Creator,
It's our responsibility to act as beacons of light in these dark times.

And most of all,
never forget that our grandfathers and mothers fought and defeated the Nazis and Communists,
If we could beat those Son of Guns, then we can beat anyone.
No matter what Hollywood may say, G-d is always on the side of the Righteous.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

What isn't in the Constitution

It seems these days that journalism to some, has become confused with trolling.  Instead of concerning themselves with the record for the folks reading or viewing, they concern themselves with their own feckless concerns.

Should the government get more involved in Fantasy football?

That was indeed a serious question last night.  Apparently, the goofy bin was wide open at CNBC last night.

The best moment of the night, the moment that will be perhaps the most remembered, was when Cruz stood up and called them out.

Enough is enough with these fools.  I think it's long past time for conservatives to stop feeding these so called media sources.  They are not journalists - they are propagandists intent on trolling to gain attention.

Why? Why does the media protect the few instead of the many? Because they are just as much part of the "Oligarchy" they claim to despise.

Some 30 journalists have left their profession to go work in the Obama administration or on one of his presidential campaigns, according to the most recent tally by the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group. One of the most visible jumps was by Jay Carney, a former Time reporter who went to work as Biden’s communications director — Murray’s old post — before ending up as White House press secretary.

It seems last night was more than a debate, it was an embarrassing audition by CNBC hosts to jump into power through the political destruction of opponents.

One of the interesting questions posed has always been, as a result of Citizen's united, if corporations are people.  Well, look at CNBC.  Look how it's hosting panel acted as a group.  If you need proof that corporations are people with their own agendas, then there you go.

Such disgusting behavior and lack of ethics crystallizes the public's opinion that journalists and networks have their own agendas.  So it should be no surprise that opinions of the mass media have reached historical lows - on top of many going bankrupt.

Here is my question, for all in the Press who say there are "no assault weapons in the Constitution."

What right do you have to use your platform to destroy the same country which gives you these rights?

You may say, the 1st amendment.  Well, there is no internet in the Constitution.  There are a few old fashioned printed newspapers still, but everyone knows that is becoming rarer these days, much like muskets.  There is no idea that every person would eventually be endowed with the exact same abilities to spread their thoughts as the Printing Presses.

Maybe it's time we change the 1st amendment to require the Press to pass background checks, with waiting periods before each post/article for fact checking. We could force them to tell the whole truth, with deep fines, even jail sentences for uncorrected lies.  After all, the Press advocates for locking up "white collar crime," why don't we start with the media?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A broken dance

Even from the supposed Republicans.

They feel content to keep trying to feed the America people lies, as if they are stupid.  As if the American people, the people who have built the greatest civilization in the history of the World, suddenly don't know what happened just two years ago.

 And yet, it's the same old playbook.

Just give us this, and jobs will flow like water!  Just give in to all our demands, and magically unicorns will come down from the sky and heal the World. And don't forget, we need weekends off.  Because even though this is a serious time, that calls for serious people, serious people don't work on weekends.

Please.  We've seen this jig before, and it's time to cut the music.

There are those in both parties - that want Amnesty at the cost of the American people.

The Reds, like Louis Guitterez, hate America, and want to complete the transformation of it into a communist state.  That he pushed for immigration "reform" with Paul Ryan, shows exactly where Paul Ryan stands in relationship to the American people.

Disgusting.  But it's exactly that reason that the Democrats have been pushing him, along with the RINOS.

Amnesty. Amnesty. Amnesty. You're gonna take it. Take it.

Enough!  It's time to get rid of all of these frauds in Government that intend to pull the wool over our eyes. Enough of these liars who refuse to put the American people's agenda first. Enough of these fake Republicans, pretending to care about the Republic.

It's time to get serious people into office, particularly in the role of Speaker of the House.

And Paul Ryan is not it.