Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rendezvous With Destiny

I just listened to a speech given by Ronald Reagan 45 years ago on October 27, 1964, titled "A Time For Choosing". It gave me cold chills as most of points in the speech are still true today even if the numbers are different. The link also has the text of the speech. It is worth the study.

 As Ronald Reagan said "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." Oh, to have someone deliver a speech like this today.

Our "Rendezvous With Destiny" is coming at us very fast people. What are YOU going to do about it? Start voting out incumbents and send the message American citizens are taking our country back from the politicians. A great site to start with is the "KickThemAllOut" project.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Conservative vs. Liberal

This email has probably been around but it really does describe why I consider myself a conservative rather than a liberal.

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wall Street is Raping Americans

The following link is "must see T.V." for everyone in this country. This video is another gem from Bill Moyers Journal on 10/9/09. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, describe in plain english how Wall Street (and the government that allowed it) have ruined our economy and are laughing all the way to the bank.

"There is a revolving door between Wall Street and Washington going back decades" according to Rep. Kaptur. Wall Street is in charge and our past presidents have been and current president is merely its lapdogs doing their bidding. Incredibly, per Simon Johnson, Goldman-Sachs "can borrow from the Fed, at essentially zero interest rate now. They can invest in,...., anything they want, including, you're going to love this one, they just bought some stock, big chunk of stock in a Chinese automotive company. Okay? So, that's your money, that's your Federal Reserve, financing a highly speculative investment. And if it goes well, they get the upside. And if it goes badly, that's another one for us."  That's right, American taxpayers will be out the money if they lose on this investment, not Goldman-Sachs.. The banks are doing fine, American people, not so much. Our government is allowing this to happen and in my opinion is a much bigger issue than the healthcare debate.

Our president gives great speeches, but speeches won't save our country. He needs to take action to back up his words. In his speech Sept. 14, 2009 where not one CEO of a Wall St. bank was in attendance, Obama said: "We will not go back to the days of reckless behavior and unchecked excess at the heart of this crisis, where too many were motivated only by the appetite for quick kills and bloated bonuses. Those on Wall Street cannot resume taking risks without regard for consequences, and expect that next time, American taxpayers will be there to break their fall." Oh yeah? What is going to stop them, President Obama, your Nobel Peace Prize? Our country's only HOPE is if you will CHANGE the way the banks are sucking the life blood from Americans. Please care more about what Americans think than the Europeans.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel "Consolation" Prize

I'm sure it is just a coincidence, but what better timing to soothe Obama's loss of his bid for the Olympics than receiving the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!!!!! We really must be the laughing stock of the world. He takes office two weeks before the Feb. 1 deadline and he is nominated. Really people? Really?

As if the proof wasn't in the pudding when Gore won it, now it's proven. The Nobel Peace Prize is just a political tool. And in Gore and Obama's case, given to political tools. This is NOT a proud day for America.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Democrat at Halloween

What more could I possibly say?

Friday, October 2, 2009

President Nero Fiddles

It's is nice to hear that President Nero was able to fit in a 25 minute chat with General McChrystal on his Copenhagen trip. Since Obama was shot down on his bid for the 2016 Olympics, at least it wasn't a complete waste of taxpayer money.