Sunday, January 31, 2010

High Taxes - Hybrid Socialism - The End of Abundance

Socialism, meaning that we separate the money earned by others to the benefit of those who did not contribute is a system that ultimately will fail.

Socialism's allure to the 'poor man' is also its fatal flaw. Socialism, like the fool that kills the golden goose to loot the gold that must be inside...only finds the organs and guts of an ordinary goose.

The allure of Socialism from a politician's perspective is really simple, in that if you rob productive Peter to pay unproductive Petra, Paul, and Mary... you'll always have the unwavering support of unproductive Petra, Paul, and Mary. Look at the recent vote in Oregon to tax the rich. The rich right now can leave Oregon, and they will eventually. New businesses will avoid Oregon, because it is hostile to entrepreneurs. As I understand it, many businesses and wealthy are leaving California today...which will further erode its tax base. If Hussein Obama's, Pelosi's, and Reid's Socialistic policies are spread nationally, there will be nowhere left to go....and the idea of America dies.

When Socialism grabs more and more of income, it collapses under its own weight (i.e. USSR) as the motivation to produce dies in the culture. The economic collapse just takes longer in hybrid versions of Socialism found in Europe, Canada, and now in the USA.

Hybrid socialism doesn't kill the golden goose immediately, but it take most of the goose's feed corn so she produces fewer and fewer 'golden' eggs to feed the masses. Socialism is the end of abundance, which builds naturally as free men in a free market strive to improve their lot in life.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quote Of The Week - From the LA Times, no less!

"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a
strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office.

I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state even comes close.

When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're number one.

There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of
Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a
cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'.

The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of

You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply
marvel at their ability to form words."

--columnist Burt Prelutsky, LA Times

Friday, January 29, 2010

Gays In The Military - Bring Your Kevlar Butt Shields - or One More Trip Over Brokeback Mountain.

BO, predictably in his first SOTU speech, offered to remove any restraint to 'open' gayness in the US military. Why then do we need to have male and female bathrooms and showers? To force heterosexuals to live communally with homosexuals with only the UCMJ to keep order is foolish. If an openly gay person is outted, it creates the potential for all types of harassment charges inside a sometimes close and intimate living situation. Under the current policy, at least the illusion of normalcy is maintained. If it (the UCMJ) is sufficient for maintaining good order and discipline, then why separate men and women at all ? Mr. President, why don't you take a shower with our Gay friends, and rethink this whole thing. Our military is designed to protect the country, and is not some uber liberal social engineering trial balloon. This will create all kinds of social problems that commands will have to deal with and adds costs to already overstressed DoD budgets to support dependent lesbian and gay lovers of rump rangers and muff divers in every branch of service.

Progressives are as dangerous as Islamic radicals we are fighting, one wants to kill us, the other to disarm us. I can't get the potential image of two male homosexuals in dress blues close dancing at the next Infantry Ball.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama"s Re-Focus on the Economy

McCain Should Step Down

I don't know about you, but I'm still recovering and synthesizing what happened in Massachusetts last Tuesday. What does it all mean?

I was glad to see and hear most Republicans in the leadership restrained themselves from doing "end zone" dances. Scott Brown's victory was not a GOP victory by no means.

Most Democrats and still a few die hard Rockefeller Republicans still don't get it. I'm not sure even Scott Brown fully understands it, and perhaps was just as surprised by his success. Mr. Brown apparently didn't follow the sage advice of Republican strategists, who claimed after 2006 that the Party needed to move "left" to win. If anything, his victory debunks that line of thinking.
Brown stated a clear simple conservative message, and won by 5 points in the bluest of blue States. Scott Brown was was speaking his heart, and not campaign rhetoric filled with empty slogans. His best line Tuesday I thought was this..."and let me say this, with respect to those who wish to harm us, I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation - they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them". WHAT A GREAT CONCEPT!!!

As Conservatives survey the political landscape, I don't think we collectively are automatically going to pull the GOP lever. We learned the hard way that an "R" by the candidate is no guarantee you're going to get Conservative governance.

I have concerns, as we get into the 2010 campaign season, that Republican candidates like John McCain or Lindsay Graham understand that all is not forgiven. These GOP'ers were largely responsible for the downfall of the Republican Party in 2006 and 2008. Whether it was McCain-Feingold Campaign reform (recently overturned by the SCOTUS), McCain Kennedy Immigration reform, GOP legislation increasing the size of Government and entitlements, all of these things were part of that sad legacy. Compassionate conservatism was the cracked pot that lead to a substantial growth in the Federal Government and associated deficits. How can we easily forget the Bush administration's prosecution of two border agents for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the ass, or its failure to secure the border?

We should also mention, that John McCain's wife Cindy is finally "out of the closet", and is now actively campaigning for Gay marriage. This bunch of liberal Republicans must go.
Sarah Palin, who plans to help John McCain campaign for his Senate seat, needs to rethink that strategy. I wish John McCain himself would rethink it. What is it about power that all of these aging Senators refuse to leave office (unless carried out in a casket)? John McCain needs to move aside and make room for a younger Conservative with new ideas. John McCain should step down, and Arizona find another Scott Brown to replace him. Please John, don't run. We don't need you in the Senate.
Likewise, Sarah Palin's plans to campaign for Rick Perry, the incumbent Governor of Texas, also is risky. Perry has problems of his own sticking to a Conservative platform. Sarah should await the outcome of the Republican primary, as a new an upcoming Conservative (Debra Medina) is getting a great deal of attention from the Texas Tea Party movement. Sarah's premature support of Perry may even damage her Conservative credentials.
In any case, much soul searching ahead.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Will Massachussetts Host Their Second Tea Party in Our History?

Like most, I never would have imagined that a special election in the very liberal State of Massachusetts would decide whether the Government takeover of Health Care succeeds. If Brown wins, there can be no doubt God in Heaven continues to shine his Devine Providence over the American Nation. The most desperate time in American history, especially the winter of 1777, Washington by the hand of God escaped across the Delaware. His Army, and the American dream of independence, barely avoided a final and crushing defeat. Now Massachusetts, most unexpectedly, might lead us back.


George Hewes was a member of the band of "Indians" that boarded the tea ships that evening. His recollection of the event was published some years later. We join his story as the group makes its way to the tea-laden ships:

"It was now evening, and I immediately dressed myself in the costume of an Indian, equipped with a small hatchet, which I and my associates denominated the tomahawk, with which, and a club, after having painted my face and hands with coal dust in the shop of a blacksmith, I repaired to Griffin's wharf, where the ships lay that contained the tea. When I first appeared in the street after being thus disguised, I fell in with many who were dressed, equipped and painted as I was, and who fell in with me and marched in order to the place of our destination.

The Boston Tea Party

When we arrived at the wharf, there were three of our number who assumed an authority to direct our operations, to which we readily submitted. They divided us into three parties, for the purpose of boarding the three ships which contained the tea at the same time. The name of him who commanded the division to which I was assigned was Leonard Pitt. The names of the other commanders I never knew. We were immediately ordered by the respective commanders to board all the ships at the same time, which we promptly obeyed. The commander of the division to which I belonged, as soon as we were on board the ship, appointed me boatswain, and ordered me to go to the captain and demand of him the keys to the hatches and a dozen candles. I made the demand accordingly, and the captain promptly replied, and delivered the articles; but requested me at the same time to do no damage to the ship or rigging. We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard, and we immediately proceeded to execute his orders, first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water.

In about three hours from the time we went on board, we had thus broken and thrown overboard every tea chest to be found in the ship, while those in the other ships were disposing of the tea in the same way, at the same time. We were surrounded by British armed ships, but no attempt was made to resist us.

...The next morning, after we had cleared the ships of the tea, it was discovered that very considerable quantities of it were floating upon the surface of the water; and to prevent the possibility of any of its being saved for use, a number of small boats were manned by sailors and citizens, who rowed them into those parts of the harbor wherever the tea was visible, and by beating it with oars and paddles so thoroughly drenched it as to render its entire destruction inevitable."

Now, if Massachusetts could discover again the ability to resist the unfairness the Democrats have unleashed....crafting legislation without open representation. Criminals do their work behind closed doors as well.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Why Should Iowa Decide...Again?

In the aftermath of the last Presidential election, "some" GOP hopefuls are sniffing around Iowa and New Hampshire. I for one am very tired of this drill. So the question is again, why should Iowa or New Hampshire decide who the nominee should be this time around? By the time the decision gets to the big States (i.e. Texas, or even crazy California), the decision is already made.

I can't stand the thought of another squishy neo-con who campaigns like George Wallace, but votes like George McGovern when he or she gets to Washington. If Micheal Steele is serious about listening to the Tea Party movement, then we need to start thinking about how we are going to keep independents and Democrats from deciding who the nominee is going to be. I'm talking about the foolishness of open primaries. The next primary, every Obama voter is going to vote in GOP primaries to nominate the most repugnant candidate (to Conservatives) in the field. We need a conservative populist, and one not too eager to reach across the aisle to sell out the people who worked so hard to put them in office.

Mitt Romney is an undependable conservative and certainly no populist. Tim Pawlenty is not a populist, and mostly a moderate. Ronald Reagan was a conservative and populist. Mike Huckabee is a conservative and populist. Sarah Palin is a conservative and populist. If we are going to win in 2012, we will need a populist. More importantly, we need a principled conservative.. Iowa should not decide. New Hamphire should not decide. Open primaries need to be closed to Republican voters. Why does the GOP establishment hate conservative populists? Who knows, but when they select big Government moderates like John McCain, they sink like a battleship.