Monday, November 17, 2008

11.22.08 is Victory in Iraq Day

Thank you to all those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, well done! Godspeed and come home soon!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Witch Hunt

It's all over the news this morning about how Governor Palin abused her power in firing a commissioner. This commish was allegedly pressured into firing a state trooper who was in the process of a bitter divorce from the Governor's sister.
This is a witch hunt, without question. The panel investigating what the media has dubbed as 'Troopergate' is led and financed by Democrats. Nowhere in the news piece is it mentioned that the trooper Mike Wooten is still on the force! He still has his badge and is still a State Trooper. It's not mentioned that he threatened to harm Palin's family, nor is it even hinted at that he's been cited for drinking alcohol in his cruiser, and that he tasered his 11yr old stepson. The guy is a bad trooper. He should've been fired, but I say again, he is still working as a trooper. He was never actually fired. And commish Monagan transferred to a different state agency after he was dismissed by the Governor. Monagan was an appointee to the public safety commission and appointees serve at the Governor's request. There was nothing unlawful about her dismissal of Monagan.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

McCain picks Governor Sarah Palin for VP slot.

It didn't take long for the Dems to shoot down, criticize and smear Republican Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. She's pro-gun, pro-life, inexperienced and McCain's choice of her as a running mate is just a panderer's move to get dejected Clinton supporters votes.
If you lived in Alaska, where there are wild animals, wouldn't you be 'pro-gun' too? Governor Palin is pro-life, which means she willing chose to keep a child she was carrying that has Down Syndrome. She's been mayor, and is now Governor (albeit of a small state) that to me says she has some experience. Okay how about in that arena we could say she's at the same level of 'inexperience' as Senator Barack Obama. But he's up for the #1 spot of President of the U.S.A. Governor Palin was selected to run for VICE-President.
Critics of the Palin choice need to re-examine their stance for these simple points; McCain could've picked another woman for VP like Kay Bailey Hutchison, or Olympia Snowe. But the Dems would still find something about these two other women to criticize; Kay Hutchison is another Texan, and Olympia Snowe is a low profile run of the mill Republican from Maine an unknown, etc. And that's the point. The Democrat Party, the party of Change, and Progression went for the status quo and picked a guy that's been a senator for almost as long as their Presidential candidate has been alive. The Dem ticket could just as easily have picked a woman too. But they didn't.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No End In Sight

"I remember when a latte cost $1.75," laments Bob S. (last name witheld) as he idles in his full-size 4x4 truck. He's part of a long line of vehicles waiting for a bikini clad 18-something barista to hand him his $4.25 latte. "I could go to that other major coffee chain just over there, and pay roughly the same. But I don't want to give them my business."

With coffee prices sky-rocketing due to climate change and wars, regular guys like Bob make it a point to support this locally owned and operated 'Caffe A Go-G0' on Aurora Ave. North. "If each of us did our part, we could be totally free from our dependence on foreign coffee, you know?" His truck inches forward and a lively brunette with a nametag which reads 'Tiffanie', hands him his drink along with a smile. Behind Bob, all manner of cars and trucks are following suit, and there's no end in sight.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

War IS Terrorism

According to the dictionary;

war - 1 a (1): a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations (2): a period of such armed conflict

terrorism - violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands

If you keep reading the two definitions, you could blur them together, but one is not the other.

War on the U.S. was declared long before Clinton and W sat in the White House. And these radical Islamists use terror to further their cause and get attention. But nothing is a bigger attention-getter than a couple of $1M Tomahawk cruise missiles being lobbed at your building. 23 of them. Fired from US Navy ships by order of President Clinton in 1993.
I must've missed the protests...didn't see any....anywhere. So I guess 15 yrs ago, it was okay to bomb Baghdad as long as it's a Democrat doing it. I don't know, my head hurts now.

Keep Abortion Safe and Legal

I know 5 women who got pregnant in their teens, and early 20's. Two of the pregnancies were from rape. One girl went to full term and put the baby up for adoption. The rest aborted the pregnancies. In all of these cases the mother's health was not in danger during the pregnancy.
The one girl who put her baby up for adoption, was one of the rape victims. A few years ago, that girl made plans to meet with that child she gave up for adoption.

If one chooses to look for the information, you can find a bunch of accounts in which a certain high-profiled national health clinic botched several abortion procedures. These resulted in severe damage to teenage girls anatomies. I believe that it should be a woman's choice to keep or not keep an unwanted pregnancy. But do you in your heart know, that you've chosen to end a life? It's a question to put out there. It may offend some people. Just look at the phrasing, 'unwanted' pregnancy. Best remedy is to abstain, but if you can't, use protection. Always use protection.
And if you're ready to have children then have them, you'll never regret it.

No Blood for Oil

I call myself a moderate conservative mostly because I live with a woman I'm not married to and we have two children. I consider myself a Christian but I do not attend church.
Living in the liberal Pacific Northwest, there's never a shortage of people that have differing ideas than mine. I like to drink my non-Starbucks coffee and watch them as they protest.

Most folks here have a hatred for the President, and that's putting it mildly. Some of these same folks may also have a bumper sticker that says 'Hate is NOT a Family Value', on their oil-consuming late model car. I also like those SUVs that have their Kerry/Edwards campaign stickers still on them.
Our family has two cars, and mine is a Mexican built German badged 4-dr sport sedan. It uses oil. My girlfriend's car is an American built Japanese badged 4x4 wagon. And that uses synthetic oil. There was a ban on domestic oil drilling back in 1995. I often wonder what things would be like had we been drilling for our own crude over the last dozen years. But we haven't been and regardless of what some might say, drilling domestically or on our coasts would not be all that bad. Heck the Norwegians have drilled off of their own coast for decades. Venezuela and Cuba may soon be drilling off of our coastline too. Florida residents will see their rigs from their beachfront condos. People that have differing views than I do say we should reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I'm all for that. I mean, why would you buy your milk from France if you had perfectly good dairy cows in your own backyard? The idea of energy or fuel efficient vehicles intrigues me, and I'm a big technology buff. But realistically, we're not going to be off our oil habit any time soon. Who's to blame? Blame whomever you want. Maybe that kid who got pulled over for doing 100+mph in his Prius, might have had weed on him, and some other Rx drugs that weren't his, knows who we should blame. It won't change the fact that I think it's a good idea to ride the bus when you can.