Monday, January 31, 2011

Kill Switch

After getting some feedback on this topics on my social networks I figured I would expand on it here.

In the first days of the "protest" in Egypt, President Mubarak decided to shut down the internet. He said it was for the good and safety of the people, but suppressing the voice of the people is not a good thing and it only caused more problems and inflamed the uprising. The next day both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama condemned Mubarak for the action and talked about the freedom of the people. The following days were more of the same, Obama saying that freedom of speech and assembly are God given rights, of course any actual American knows that the God given rights are Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. But Obama's ignorance aside, he was saying it was a breech of freedoms to shut down the internet.

Jump to here, the United States of America, where we do have a First Amendment to protect us. The White House is and has been for several months now been trying to secure an internet kill switch for Obama. This started last year before the Congress was retaken by Republicans, it failed in congress but it now is being reborn in the still Democrat controlled Senate. Now it is being said that the US govt controlling the internet is for our safety and national security. Though that kinda sounds like the dictator in Egypt. Now I know when I call Obama a socialist or communist I get all sorts of jeers and boos, but Net Neutrality and other forms of Govt control of the internet just reeks of Socialism. This is not the first time Obama talked out of both sides of his mouth and I guarantee it won't be the last.

UPDATE; Here's an article on Killing the Kill Switch from Investors Business Daily.

Friday, January 28, 2011

What's The Difference?

Two years ago there was a "Green Revolution" in Iran. People took to the streets after Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidential election by a obviously rigged landslide. The protesters shouted and used sites like Twitter to get their voices out to the world. Here in America we watched the blood flow on the streets of Iran as the govt. put down the uprising. We watched as an innocent young girl named Neda (video is VERY GRAPHIC) die on the street, along with countless others. Obama tossed out a "We don't condone violence" line but otherwise did nothing to help the Iranian people get out from under the oppressive regime. The radical islamist stay firmly seated in Iran today and are probably less than 2 years from building a nuclear weapon. They continue to terrorize our ally Israel through their bastard offshoot Hamas and threaten to take Israel off the map.

Jump to this week in Cairo Egypt, radical islamist group the muslim brotherhood, creators of Al Qeada and Hamas, started a "revolution".  Riots have broken out in the streets and the people are burning govt buildings and demanding that President Mubarak step down. Secretary of State Clinton was the first to speak out against the Egyptian Govt and now President Obama has come out and has threatened the Egyptian Govt to let the people have what they want. Specifically saying "Surely, there will be difficult days to come, but the United States will continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people and work with their government in pursuit of a future that is more just, more free and more hopeful". Obama seems to want our biggest ally in the Middle East to fail. Even though it is very clear that Egypt will be overtaken by islamic radicals exactly like the ones in Iran

So I pose the question to you; What's the difference?

The UK Telegraph has a interesting story suggesting that Obama helped start this unrest in Egypt. Read and decide for yourself.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How Much Is Enough?

Two years ago Obama and Congress passed a trillion dollar stimulus bill. The President told us it would fix the jobs market and go towards our infrastructure, education and even those high speed trains he seems to love so much. Now if that sounds familiar it's because he said essentially the same thing last night.The buzzword of the night was "Invest", anyplace you would normally use the word spend it was replaced with invest. Invest sounds smarter and is easier to force down our throats, and force they will. Just like the stimulus two years ago. The catch is we already spent that trillion dollars, so where did the money go if our infrastructure is still at a grade of "D' and there are no jobs, education is in the tank and I haven't seen any trains whizzing by at 200mph?

The answer is worse than the question, a good chunk of the stimulus money is sitting unspent waiting for designated times it is to be released. The rest is just gone, poof, five hundred billion dollars just got sucked into the bottomless pit that is our government. Two years later nothing has been done, but the money is either gone or allocated to go. How much is enough? Does the President need another trillion, two, three? In 2000 when G.W. Bush took office our National Debt was $5.7 trillion, eight years later it was up to $9.3 trillion. Since then we have upped the debt to $14.07 trillion. Do the math people, Obama has added as much debt in 2 years as Bush did in 8, and Obama is nowhere close to done, we are looking at 3 more trillion before Obama's first term is finished. If we stay at this rate by 2015 we are looking at a $22 trillion dollar debt! How much is enough?

Now I don't have much for answers for you. I am no economist or politician, I do know that last night Obama talked about expanding the government. Ronald Reagan said "Government is not the answer to our problem, government is our problem", from that we know that letting the government expand is the last thing we want to happen. Right Network has a video called "Flunked" that shows dumping more money into our schools does not help the problems with education, so we can take that off Obama's list. No one is interested in high speed rails, not to mention the cost to lay new tracks across the country would be staggering, so that is off the list. Wind and solar energy combined make up less than one percent of our power grid, wood makes up 2% just so you know, and while I want to get away from foreign oil we have plenty here and don't need to ration, check 3 off the list. Obama spoke about the government getting into bio-medicines, thanks to govt regulations it takes a dozen years and 300 billion dollars to get a new drug on the market, having that run DMV or post office style, well yeah... 

I think is it time we all stood up in one voice and said NO MORE!

Monday, January 24, 2011

SOTU ~ The Game!

Tomorrow President Obama will give his second State Of The Union address. With his approval rating back over fifty percent he seems to be enjoying riding the wave of turnaround since the Republicans retook the House last year. Four years of Congress run amok, two of those with Obama in charge was devastating to our economy, just the idea that by having the Congress flip back to the right would slow down the socialist train we have been  on was enough to hear the collective sigh of relief that swept across the country. The SOTU will be Obama's 2012 campaign kick off speech more then anything else. He will tell us all the great things he has been doing over the last year and his great plans for the next. You're likely to hear a lot on jobs saved and created, even though unemployment is still through the roof. You'll hear about how great the economy is doing, even though food prices are skyrocketing and the housing market is completely flat. 

For anyone with any common sense the SOTU will be like getting punched in the gut. Though I say while the TOTUS spouts his socialist rhetoric you might pass the time by playing along with my SOTU Drinking game! Anytime our dear leader says ~Unity~ ~Le Me Be Clear~ or ~Deficit~ take a drink. Playing along will turn this bitter pill into a night of laughter and fun!

UPDATE- If you really want to get hammered (though it could be dangerous, so I am not suggesting it) add the word ~Invest~ to the game, from what I hear that could kill ya!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Experience China

During the press conference with Presidents Obama and Hu yesterday I was bouncing around the different new channels, I stopped on CNN, because I hate MSNBC and FOXNEWS was on commercial. When the two leaders came out and gave their speeches it was exactly what I expected. Obama's lips planted on Hu's backside. "We welcome China's rise," says Obama "I absolutely believe that China's peaceful rise is good for the world, and it's good for America." Yep that's the leader of the free world handing it over to the leader of the un-free. Need some proof? The winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize is Liu Xiaobo, who is currently imprisoned in China, you'd think the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama would have something to say about that. (BTW I still don't know what Obama won the prize for, do you?)

Now immediately after the press conference CNN cut to a commercial break, the first commercial was one of these "Get out of debt now" commercials talking about hard times. The second was "Experience China", showing  how great China is. From the gracious people to their amazing super models and even their cutting edge space program. I tried finding the video to show you, but it's not online. Though I did find something interesting at, the "Experience China" advertisement is all over their homepage. If you click on it, you are taken to the ChiCom official page It's kind of creepy, CNN has really fulfilled their knick name we've always joked about, Communist News Network. The Onion did a spoof like this a couple years ago, unfortunately I couldn't find it. Check it out, maybe I am over reaching here, but it seems odd to me that as the POTUS bows to the Chinese and so does CNN.

This commercial is becoming a very scary possibility!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This Is What It's Like When Stars Collide

There are twenty different award shows on TV nowadays, and I don't watch any of them. But I should of tuned in for this one. Comedian Ricky Gervais was hosting and did something spectacular, he was honest about hollywood. The catch was for poor Ricky is the audience was full of hollywood types. Watch the video posted below and you can see some of the stars took it lightly and laughed, others looked downright uncomfortable.

I don't know what Ricky's politics are, but he definitely made some enemies on the left. The gay jokes alone will have him shamed in public. The Golden Globes is saying Ricky won't be invited back next year, and the media is slamming him foe being "crude" or "mean". Of course if he said horrible things about Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck he would have been invited on the View. Now some conservatives are coming to stand up for Ricky. Personally I liked most of what he said, though I wouldn't call him my new favorite person.

I love a good celebrity roast, I guess if Ricky called it as roast everyone would have loved it. Call this more proof that the left can dish it, but can't take it. What happened to the tolerance? The left preaches tolerance and then drops the fairness doctrine, which if you know anything about it is nowhere close to fair. Yes, this post is a little shallow, but I thought it was semi-important to point out leftist hippocracy, and yes I know that's an oxymoron.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

49 Of 50

So I'd just like to mention with a recent snowfall in Hawaii, we now have snow in 49 of 50 states. Florida being the lone holdout. Now that I'm thinking about it, where is Al Gore? Where is the rising sea levels? Where is the Global Warming? I though it wasn't going to snow in England anymore? Don't give me this "Climate Change" nonsense either, the weather is doing exactly what the non-eco-nuts said it would. Did all the smug morons driving Prius' save us or what?

The number one selling car in America is a truck, the Ford F-150 to be specific, matter of fact the Prius isn't even in the top 15 no hybrid is. The green weenies are being placated with a couple of electric cars, but there's no planet saving there. We are a coal/oil powered nation, feel as smug as you like plugging your car into the wall, and know oil is burning to charge it. There is a car on the market that gets an awesome 52 mpg, but it's a VW and it's diesel!

I've always know global warming was a scam, and I have always said as much. Bernie Madoff is a minnow in a puddle compared to the planetary ponzi scheme that we call "The Greenhouse Effect" or is it the hole in the "O-zone Layer" or "Global Warming" or "Climate Change"? What ever you call it, I call it a giant and very expensive pile of BULL SH....

P.S. - If you are still worried about global warming, I am starting a Carbon Credit Company, you can send me money and I will throw an acorn on the ground for every $ you send ;)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Time To Stop

You may have heard talk lately about the "US Debt Ceiling". Just in case you don't know; the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917 established a statutory limit on federal debt. Congress had previously approved each debt issuance separately. The debt limit provided the U.S. Treasury with more leeway in the administration of debt, allowing for modern management techniques in government finance. The Treasury has been granted authority by Congress to issue such debt as was needed to fund government operations as long as the total debt (excepting some small special classes) does not exceed a stated ceiling. Currently we are it $14.015 trillion and rising one million dollars every twenty three seconds or so. The ceiling is $14.294 trillion, so as you can tell we are coming up on it fast, you can watch here, it's quite depressing. Congress has raised the ceiling every time we have come to it, matter of fact we have more than doubled the ceiling in the last ten years.

Now we have never actually hit the ceiling, thanks to the steady raising's, but it is my opinion that it is time to stop. No one knows what exactly will happen when the time comes (sometime in march btw) but it probably won't be good. So yeah I hear you asking "Then why not just raise it again, if not won't be 'good'?" Short answer is we can't afford it. Even if the consequences are severe, and they probably will be, our children's children will already be saddled with our debt at this rate. Sure we could push off the impending punishment, but do our kids deserve it? Personally I might say yes, but I have no kids of my own and all and all don't like kids. But it's the big picture I am talking about here. 

We made this mess, with Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest... I mean Clinton, Bush and Obama, who we elected, the fault lies with us and we need to take responsibility for it. Yes it will suck (technical term) but this is what I have been saying for a long time now. Tightening the belts and taking responsibility. Times will be tough and things will get lean (most of us could use to lose a few lbs. anyway), but if we stand together and trust the system that our Founding Fathers built on that foundation of God given rights, we will pull through and be stronger for it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy? New Year...

So it's 2011, and for the last couple days everything I've said was preceded or followed by the words "Happy New Year". But the more you think about it, the more it seems 2011 is not gonna be such a happy year. From the White House down it's going to be a tough year.

With the GOP in control in congress, I'm hoping for gridlock. I was always OK with the "Party of No" title, stopping Obama's socialist takeover will be paved with Republicans saying NO! Notice I said "hoping", I have no faith in the Republican party, they will fold at the drop of a pin and burn their constituency. Loyalty means nothing to the GOP hierarchy, mostly because we have nowhere else to go. They probably laugh about it behind closed doors.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't want to see people unhappy, but I don't see unemployment going down anytime soon and taxes are going up (in Cali for sure), oil is up, if Obama raises the minimum wage inflation will go up as well. Grocery store prices are already high, I spent fifty dollars the other day and got almost nothing. Last post I believe I spoke about tightening belts and we are going to have no choice in 2011. With all that, I still want to see people happy, but we are not going to find it in government or hollywood. Go to Church, Temple or wherever you go for solace and keep your friends and family close. You have to do it for yourself, cause no one is gonna do it for you.