Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fred and McCain

Some people have suggested that McCain would be more palatable if Fred were to be his VP choice.
As a Fredhead, I will explain why if it happens, it will be unlikely to help McCain and it will damage Fred.

Fred is a conservative. McCain is not. Many of the positions Fred took, oppose the positions McCain has taken. If Fred were to join McCain, he would have to pocket his conservative principles to support McCain policies. Such a pocketing of principles would deny all that Fred stood for. If he were willing to do so, it would immediately call into question just how many of his 'principles' were for hire.

McCain is not a conservative. Having a VP that proved he would pocket his principles in order to attain the VP slot would only encourage McCain that despite all the vitriol, he held the correct positions for Republicans. Knowing that McCain would backstab the conservatives of his party, sorry, knowing that the conservatives in the party would support him and his VP, he would be more likely to through our principles right back in our face, and most of us are smart enough to know if Fred did accept the VP slot, we are actually a lot more stupid than anyone gave us credit for.

McCain would not benefit by having a pseudo-conservative turn-coat, and the consistent conservative would be happily selling his conservative soul.

Sorry. If Fred were McCain's VP, it would send the wrong signal to McCain, and the conservative base would lose a voice they thought was theirs.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I had a dream...

Ok, maybe a nightmare, but I was awake:

"Welcome the last Democrat debate before Super Tuesday. We will start with opening statements. Senator Clinton?"

"Thank you Tim. Before I start, I want to address Senator Obama. Barak, if you are the nominee, the Republicans are going to really go after your lack of experience. I tend to agree with you that your life experience is more important, but I have seen their efforts up close and personal. That said, I think I can speak for most people that you campaign for hope and change is one that makes most Democrats proud. So, in that spirit I make the following offer.

Barak, join me in a campaign for the Presidency and Vice Presidency. Together, we will bring your message of change right to the Republicans. I am not asking you to be my Vice President, I am asking you to be my running mate. If Democrats vote for you in larger numbers that those that vote for me, I will take the VP slot. If it is the other way, you take the VP slot.

Our positions on virtually all the important issues are the same or very similar. I think if we combine forces, we will energize Americans the way no team has ever done. Will you join me?"

If she actually offered this, and he actually agreed. They would get 70% of the vote and crush, absolutely crush ANY republican pairing.

Fortunately, the ego of both of them will prevent it.....THANK GOD.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Walking away or business decision

It is clear that I am all for personal responsibility. And, I work for a bankruptcy attorney; and that attorney helps people in foreclosure.

Last night, 60 Minutes had a piece on the "sub-prime" mess. Of course, those of us in the know, know, it is not just sub-prime that is the problem.

One of the couples in the 60 minute piece are planning on walking away from their home because the value has dropped below the mortgage amount. Steve Croft seemed upset because the couple could afford the higher payment that had come with their adjusted rate mortgage, but they just didn't want to pay it.

One of my favorite bloggers has a piece where he laments the 'walking away' attitude.

But bear with me here: if a corporation had a contract to purchase 1 million pieces of equipment at $1.00 a piece over a couple of years and they found a supplier willing to provide the same pieces for $.75, would ANYONE begrudge the corporation their change? Assuming the contract to purchase had some penalty for not buying all million pieces, everyone would agree that the optimum business decision would be to get the less expensive supplies.

Why is owning a home different? There are penalties for failing to pay the whole contract, but if a reasonable person views the situation and determines the penalties are less than the future savings....why wouldn't you 'walk away'.

People for years have been trying to argue that buying a home should be a rational decision, not just a emotional one. Well, if people rationally believe walking away from a home that is losing 10, 20, 60% of it's value makes economic sense...why all the hand wringing?

Friday, January 25, 2008


I don't often link, but here is one that just blew me away. John McCain has a person from the Mexican Government (formerly) on his campaign staff.

John McCain: doing the work Americans won't do....destroying US.

ht: Michelle Malkin


Wednesday, January 23, 2008


What I am about to say is, well, mean spirited. Me!? Victoria suggested it was insulting. I agree, very, very insulting.

Rush was speaking of global warming. My thoughts wandered. What would be the most effective way of reducing the carbon footprint of humanity in the United States? Voluntarily. No forced conservation!


Well. If we reduced the population that might work. But we need people to work, do their jobs. So, if we could get rid of the people that really don't contribute...


Ok. You might be thinking I am heading in a dangerous direction, but I am not.

Well, I will just say it.

If everyone that thought we should reduce our global carbon footprint would just kill themselves, then we can accomplish two things at once: permanent reduction of the global carbon footprint; and, reducing the number of stupid people wasting the time of everyone else with stupid ideas.

Ok? Just a suggestion....

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

To Conservatives:

We are a minority. Not just in the country, but in the Republican party. Fred Thompson is practically a perfect fit. And Ron Paul got more votes in Michigan than Fred.

I left the Republican party in 2005 after the Bankruptcy Reform Fiasco (BARF to those that have to deal with it day-to-day), so the implosion that is currently playing out bothers me less than it probably should.

John McCain a liberal hawk. Converted by decades in Washington, his occasional forays into the State Department have influenced his mind.

Mitt Romney is a born-again conservative. And like all baby-Christians, his passion is un-informed and will be short-lived. Maybe he will mature into a serious Conservative, but Washington is not the place to do it.

Mike Huckabee: Let me offer this from wikipedia: Fascism is a religious conception in which man is seen in his immanent relationship with a superior law and with an objective Will that transcends the particular individual and raises him to conscious membership of a spiritual society. Whoever has seen in the religious politics of the Fascist regime nothing but mere opportunism has not understood that Fascism besides being a system of government is also, and above all, a system of thought. Need I say more?

Conservatives that want minimal government intervention in our day-to-day lives, strong national defense and the strength of character to tell someone, hell, show someone, that personal responsibility is the FIRST principle no longer have a strong voice in our political process.

Maybe I am too blind to see the forest. Fred Thompson appears to be the only candidate that hasn't sold his soul for the Presidency....and apparently, for most Republicans, that is proof he can't be President.

Republicans....Americans, be careful what you wish for.....

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A deeply religious man wants your support....

He speaks about oppression of the little guy. He claims God has given him a purpose and he will fulfill that purpose. He claims his faith is not bound by law, but rather his faith supports the law. He thinks that we should live by the dictates of his religion and he will work to build a country that abides as much by the laws of God as of man, more, if possible.

Osama Bin Laden wants your support. Mike Huckabee has already signed on.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Conservatives can take only one small comfort in tonight's results, the Democrats have annointed someone even less electable than Huckabee...


The GWOT is a fight against Islam. Sorry my moderate, Muslim friends. Your religion has been co-opted for a war against everything this country stands for. Islam has become the rallying point for every bad impulse against the future.

Only when Islam is cursed and discredited can it hope to become a Religion of Peace. There may be an interpretation of Islam that is consistent with Western values, but such an interpretation has been buried under a raging flood of hatred and violence.

The West can no longer give Moslem's the freedom they deserve to practice their religion because so many of them, MILLIONS of them, practice it via bloodshed. No religion should, or can be allowed to practice blood sacrifices of humans, and as seen around the world, Moslem's are claiming blood for their rituals. What is truly unfortunate is that the blood spilled is more often Moslem than infidel.