Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

19
May

Almost 6 years ago…

   Posted by: John

I decided that I have way too much stuff out there on the server so I started going through some of it.  I came across something I wrote on November 9, 2006.  It was obviously a post I wrote for a blog, but I did not have one then.  So I must have written it as a guest post for Mark’s blog (which, at the time, was entirely different than what it is now).  I must have a gift for prognostication as most of what I put in there has come true.  In this case, it has not been a good thing.

So, for your reading pleasure, here’s what I wrote more than 5 years ago, right after a mid-term election.

I realize that I have not posted here in a long time.  I’ve just been way too busy.  There just does not seem to be that much time any more to get everything done.  Ah, the benefits of working.

However, I feel the need to post a couple of comments about the past election.

1)      Republicans deserved to lose, mainly because they have not acted like the conservatives they claimed to be.  I do not feel that there are many conservatives left, so getting people elected to congress who are going to be worth it is difficult at best.

2)      Democrats who won over incumbent Republicans did so mostly by claiming they are the conservatives.  I don’t believe them.

3)      Now that both houses of congress are under liberal control (can’t get much worse than Pelosi and Reid), hang on to your pocketbooks.  If you thought that past few years of spendaholics was bad, just you wait.

4)      Bush needs to use his veto pen many, many times over the next two years.  If he goes along with tons of new congressional spending there will be a liberal in the White House in 2 years.  People are sick of massive government spending.

5)      If we have a liberal congress and president in 2 years, with the current leadership or similar in place, welcome back to the Carter years.  We will have rising inflation, rising unemployment, rising interest rates, PLUS the constant threat of terrorism within our borders, increasing crime like you wouldn’t believe, and God-fearing Christians will be increasingly persecuted for standing up for their beliefs.  Some of this will be muted by individual state laws, but the federal agenda will promote it.

6)      If, on the other hand, the now powerful liberals act like the liberals we have come to know and love, and fulfill the agenda they have said they wanted, which is to raise taxes, impeach Bush, investigate everything they can, leave Iraq hanging in the breeze, and generally ruin every good thing that has happened the past several years, and if Bush will play conservative and do everything he can to keep all of it from happening, there is a good chance that in 2 years, sanity can prevail. 

7)      In the mean time, do things that will keep the bad effects of government to a minimum.  Pay off your credit cards.  Put some money aside.  Store some food.  Purchase ammunition.  Do your job well so you are a valued employee, not a liability.  In short, spend the next couple of years getting your position in life into as good of a place as you can, because the storm is likely coming.

Now, you might think from some of this that I am somewhat depressed.  Not even.  I think that we have the opportunity to get our individual ducks in a row in spite of what our national leadership is doing.  Anything that congress does now will take some time to have an effect.  The Bush tax cuts have taken several years to make the national economy what it is now.  It will take some time for detrimental things to have the opposite effect.  All I am saying is take advantage of the current times to put yourself in a good position and pray mightily that it doesn’t change.

Since writing this, items 3, 4 and 5 have pretty much happened as written, with the bonus of high energy prices thrown in.  And if you don’t think Christians aren’t being persecuted, witness the political battles over abortion and so-called birth control rights. 

Keep in mind that I wrote this before I ever heard of the current pResident.  I see him as the destroyer of all that is good and right. 

And #7 applies now more than ever.  I do not think the storm has hit yet.  Just wait until the race wars start.

18
Aug

This Explains A Lot

   Posted by: John

Explanation

18
Jun

I miss this man

   Posted by: John

Shamelessly stolen from Denny.

22
Nov

Misnamed Book

   Posted by: John

Should have been called Pinheads.

Misnamed Book

Because Bill O’Reilly is also a pinhead.

31
Oct

Duty

   Posted by: John

November 2nd is the most important day of your life this next week.

If you are a citizen of the United States of America, you have the opportunity to vote.  The only two requirements are that you are 18 years of age and a citizen of this country.  If you meet those qualifications, you are eligible to vote for members of your government, national and local.  You are able to accept or reject certain taxes or legislation. There is no compulsion to vote for any specific candidate or ballot measure.   You are not forced to vote.  But when you do vote, you have the ability to give your government direction.  Voting is a privilege.

It is also your duty.

This country was founded on a number of principles, not least of which was the citizen’s right to choose who would govern them.  Unlike kings or dictators, those who are elected to office by the people are responsible to the people.  They serve at the will of the people, and when they are judged to no longer represent the people properly, they are replaced by those who will.  It is a remarkable system, designed to ensure the freedom and liberty of the people.

And that’s where you come in.  Your duty and responsibility is to exercise your right to choose those who represent you in government.  Those people must be as dedicated to preserving your freedom as you are.  There are people who seek and currently hold public office who would take away your freedoms and elevate themselves as rulers.  This must not be allowed to happen. 

Remember your duty.  Exercise your rights.  Vote for those who will serve, not rule.  Your future, your children’s futures, depend on it.

2
Apr

The New Obama Vehicle

   Posted by: John

If Odammit gets his way, if we are allowed to have a vehicle, this is what we will have to use.

Now, this is a real car on the market.  Called a “Smart Car”.  Has a 1 liter engine, and can go up to 90 miles per hour. 

It took some looking on the Smart Car website to find, but it turns out it will get about 40 mpg on the road.  I would sure hate to get into a wreck in that thing at 75 mph.  Can’t imagine it in a windstorm.  Probably will get run off the road every time a semi passes it.

The funny thing is…my ’93 Chevy truck with the 454 is more efficient than that poor little Smart Car’s 1 liter engine.  If you think about mpg vs engine size, (12 mpg/7.4L vs 40 mpg/1L) my big block is twice as efficient and it does not have to work at all to cruise down the road.

That does not mean my truck is more economical, because it isn’t. 

My daughter’s ’92 Cavalier will do 35 on the road.  That’s not much less than 40.  My Impala will do 32.  Lots of room in that for the family.  For that matter, the van will do 28.  OK, that’s certainly less than 40, but who will be able to go on a road trip to see Grandma in a Smart Car?

18
Mar

You Can’t Deny This Is True

   Posted by: John

28
Jan

17 Ways to Be A Good Liberal

   Posted by: John

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.
2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.
3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iran or Chinese and North Korean communists.
4. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV’S.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.
9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but PETA activists do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.
11. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
12. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
13. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln.
14. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
15. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.
16. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag queens and transvestites should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
17. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.

27
Jan

Current Governmental Flowchart

   Posted by: John