Saturday, January 31, 2009

- I'm thinking of one....

For the last year I have spent a lot of time working on helping to build the American Conservative Party. During that time I have spent a lot of time discussing, debating and arguing with 'conservatives' about who is a 'real conservative'.

What I am about to say will piss off a lot of people - which is why I am doing it here - this is NOT official ACP.

The biggest issue among conservatives is: how important are social conservative positions to a conservative philosophy/movement. Head on, the social conservatives are screwing the pooch.

If 6 conservative judges were on the Supreme Court, Roe v Wade would not be arbitrarily overturned. Cases on point would have to make their way through the lower courts and it would have to result in the Supreme Court NOT finding a right to privacy. I like my privacy. I think I have a right to my privacy - certainly from the prying eyes of the government but equally from those that find my lifestyle offensive. Abortion is not a GOVERNMENT ISSUE.

You can make all the arguments you want, I am an adult citizen of this country with rights inherent in my existence. I refuse to give them up because you think they are subordinated to another. The Republican party has had a 'right to life' position on it's platform for almost 30 years and NOTHING has happened. If abortion is your litmus test, YOU are part of the problem in this country.

If abortion is your issue - don't have one. If you know someone that is thinking of abortion and you don't offer to pay for the pregnancy and plan on adopting the child, you are a typical issue bitch.

Don't get me started on gay rights. I live the issue every day and the pathetic, useless and mindless suggestion that I can use written contracts and agreements to get the same rights as married couples is made by stupid morons that haven't a clue of the legal reality. So, if you want to suggest that marriage is a tradition that can't be changed, fine - get the government the hell out of your traditions. I don't accept them, I don't agree with them and your desire to limit my rights because you don't like me exercising them is NO DIFFERENT than some left-tard dressed in pink. If you don't want to marry a gay person, don't.

Every single time a reasonable person looks at conservatives agitating for fiscal conservative principles they run smack into some moron social conservative spouting crap. The more I run into social conservatives, the less I am convinced they are actually conservatives. If you want to keep the status quo, maintain the traditions - then you are a Classical Conservative - something we call liberals today.

Our Founding Fathers were LIBERAL. They despised the idea that government would interfere in the private lives of citizens. Our rights have suffered a thousand cuts til even most 'conservative' - anti government person thinks NOTHING of invoking government involvement.

Let me talk about Republicans. The party is corrupt. Period. I am uncertain if there is ANYONE I would trust running or calling themselves Republican. Here is what I know - if I can see a politician making an excuse or spinning a decision that is at odds with Principles - that person is morally bankrupt and should be scorned. EVERY single Republican that voted for Geitner PROVED their bankruptcy. EVERY SINGLE Republican that voted for the TARP, or votes for the 'stimulus' is a corrupt piece of shit. The Democrats are scorpions, it is their nature and desire to rule our lives so I can not fault their proclivities.

Anyone that buys the idea that we MUST eat the shit sandwiches provided for us by Republicans because the crap from the Democrats is worse, is a moron. "You should thank me for only stealing your wallet, the other guy would take your car too" sounds as stupid when a thief is saying it as when a Republican says it.

So, here we are. I once thought that social conservatives were just a sub-set of Conservatives. They are not. Yes, they might pay lip service to fiscal or security issues - but they would sell a fiscal conservative or security conservative into slavery for their social agenda. And yes, they, just like the radical left, have a social agenda. They want to take us back like Luddites into some dream world of the past where Mom and Dad and their two kids led idyllic lives and all was right in the world. For most people, those bad old days were much more a nightmare than 'pleasant'.

I am done, stick a fork in me. Social conservatives can stick their agenda up their ass. Like the Founding Fathers before me, I despise government intervention in our private lives and consider the current attempt to interfere with the marketplace to be criminal. Let social conservatives go find some party to sing Hosanna's with - right next to the progressives singing kumbiya. There is NO difference between them except with the GOD they seek to appease.

The future is what you make of it. I am taking back my future.

Today, vs well...someday

Half a million on unemployment last month. Half a million more on unemployment this month. In anticipation of President Obama, the economy honored the new President by throwing a million people under the bus. You could even say that the economy's opinion of the stimulus plan was, "we need less employees'.

Ok. So the 'proposed stimulus plan did not stop the economy from contracting. Will it stop another half million from being tossed on their butts next month? To use my favorite phrase, I didn't think so. How about in March? Will the stimulus plan change the flow of employees from outgoing to ingoing? I didn't think so.

If by the end of March two million more people are not working, does ANYONE think that retail sales will be anything but nightmarish? Will the stimulus plan help them? I didn't think so.

President Obama talks about saving two million jobs, but apparently, they have to be allowed to be lost to make that happen. Now I don't have to be a conspiracy nut to think Obama is letting things get bad so he can ride to the rescue. There is little or nothing he can do to prevent the slide that is already occurring, he rhetoric to the contrary. His stimulus plan serves three purposes: it is SOMETHING and people - as stupid as it is - want the government to DO SOMETHING; it is big enough that people can't say he is taking half measures; and it pays off a significant amount of his political base. What it won't do is prevent two to three million from losing their jobs in the first months of 2009. What it won't prevent is further deteriation of the economy. What it won't do is STIMULATE the economy.

But, Congress is going to pass it, and Obama is going to sign it. And then they can sigh and sit back and watch A REAL RECESSION. Federal borrowing is going to crowd out everything - but since it is now the lender of any resort....

We talked about what would really work on the radio show Tuesday: a federal tax holiday of 3 or 4 months. No federal income tax or social security tax collection. Benefit 1: immediate money in consumers pockets; successful businesses will have more money to keep or hire in the face of a declining economy; less borrowing by the Federal Government. Of course, it will not happen. No one in Washington wants to face what will happen AFTER the holiday. If you think people are grumpy after returning to work on Monday, wait till you see how people respond to the re-imposition of tax collection on their paychecks. Congress and the President KNOW that will start a revolution that would make 1775 look like a stern look.

So, the President and Congress COULD stop this train wreck from happening if they were more concerned with Americans than their own power. Do you think they even remotely considered it? I didn't think so.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I didn't think so....

A LOONNNGGGGG time ago, I had a crush on Elvis. Then, it was John Wayne. Lindsey Wagner, then Signourney Weaver. I have ALWAYS had a thing for Phil Collins. But generally, actors, actresses, personalities, not really my thing. Till.....welll....Mira Sorvino, in The Replacement Killers with Chow Yun-Fat. My favorite scene is between Mira and Jurgen Prochnow. He is stalking Mira and says that he is going to kill her, but he suggests that she could save him time and just shoot herself, he would do that for her if he were in her shoes. And, of course, very soon, he is. And she asks:

"Well, are you?"
"I beg your pardon?"
"Now that our positions are reversed, will you shoot yourself?"

He turns and she shoots him dead.

"I didn't think so."

Great! It is a phrase that is repeated throughout the movie, often when someone that says they will do something is called on it, and whimps out.

Barak Obama, great President?

I didn't think so.

Friday, January 02, 2009

You might be a moron...

If you think Hamas is being unfairly bombed, you might be a moron....

If you think Iran deserves a nuke just because we have thousands, you might be a moron...

If you think record snow and record low temperatures are a sign of global warming, you might be a moron...

If you think Obama has a clue on how to fix the economy, you might be a moron....

If you think Caroline Kennedy or Al Franken is qualified to be a senator, you might be a moron....

If you think the only bad government is George Bush, you might be a moron....

If you think only Republicans are corrupt, you might be a,

If you think any of the above, you ARE A MORON.


When you encourage this:
You get this:

Reap what you sow.