Thursday, June 29, 2006

Old Glory

This is the symbol of our country and our freedom. It, by itself, is not our country or our freedom, but it symbolizes both. I take great offense to anyone who would burn the symbol of our country. However, I believe that they should, no matter how poor in judgment they are, have the freedom to express their opinion in that way. We should not limit our first amendment rights by making laws against flag burning.

That being said, I reserve my right as an American citizen to express my freedom of speech by inflicting as much emotional harm on flag burners as possible. You should have the right to burn a flag if you want to express yourself in that manner, but be warned, you do so at your own peril.

##That's my opinion##

Dishing Out Real Power - Popular Science

With all the talk of Oil and Energy Conservation why are we not looking at real technologies like this more seriously? Why not build something like this to start producing energy RIGHT NOW? They are working on one in CA, and it will be up and running fairly soon.

Dishing Out Real Power - Popular Science

-End of Ramble

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Minimum Wage & Congressional Pay Raise

I think it is great that Congress should not get a pay raise, but to threaten it so someone else can push thier agenda?

Democrats push hard for increase in minimum wage - Yahoo! News

Want to have a minimum wage increase? Get rid of the IRS, the oppressive progressive tax, and put the Fair Tax in place.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Want to find out what your representatives and senators are doing?

Check this out:


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Mr. Kucinich... there is quite a bit wrong with Congress, unfortunatly, you are part of the problem

After reading this the other author of this blog said:

I have a whole new LACK of appreciation for our form of government

I responded:

Nothing wrong with our FORM of government... Something wrong with the governors and, more to the point, the governed who let this crap occur.

Now... What do you think?

Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

On the Lighter Side

A poem I have loved for many years, but do not know it's Author...

"Oh, the joy, the inexpressible joy of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together...knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and then, with the breath of kindness, simply blow the rest away".

Anyone know? Searches on the net have come up blank...

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Soldiers Abducted

I support our goals in Iraq, but I simply do not understand why our soldiers are exposed to the such high levels of risk. Why do we have 3 guys by themselves guarding a check point? If the check point is worth guarding, shouldn't we have more resources available to guard it? If we don't have more resources, maybe that particular check point should not be manned. We can not continue to expose our soliders to unrealistic levels of risk. I don't pretend to understand the logistics of war, but I do understand that 3 guys by themselves in a war zone is not a good idea.,2933,200034,00.html

##That's my opinon##

Open Season on the DC Capitol Police

According to the recent grand jury's findings, you may come to the conclusion that it's OK to assault a DC Capitol police officer. Seems to be OK for members of Congress to hit and run. This sends a really bad message to those serving in the Capitol Police force.

## That's my opinion##

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Comments from Ben Stein

If they know of him at all, many folks think Ben Stein is just a quirky actor/comedian who talks in a monotone. He's also a very intelligent attorney who knows how to put ideas and words together in such a way as to sway juries and make people think clearly.


The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary, Sunday, 12/18/05.

Herewith at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart: I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I am buying my dog biscuits and kitty litter. I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores. They never know who Nick and Jessica are either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they have broken up? Why are they so important?

I don't know who Lindsay Lohan is either, and I do not care at all about Tom Cruise's wife.

Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I am a subversive? Maybe, but I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are.

If this is what it means to be no longer young, it's not so bad.

Next confession:
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred ya rds away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution, and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?

I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.

But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.

-End of Ramble

Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe

"Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth." With that outlook in mind, what do world climate experts actually think about the science of his movie? Is the movie full of "junk science"?

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Lots of Political News today...

Check this out... President Bush decides that a Video Conference is not good enough, so he heads over to Bagdad to meet with the Iraqi government directly. Awesome...


Oh, and Karl Rove is not going to be charged for any crimes in the CIA case around Valerie Plame... I'm so sorry this did not work out for you Michael Moore and George Soros... NOT!


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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Secure the border - Conservatives only?

Why is border security a Conservative or Liberal issue? Don't we all want to secure our country and obey our laws? I guess not. If enough of us don't like a particular law, should we just ignore it? Well hey, I don't like paying taxes, I think I'll stop. You think that's silly? That's exactly what is happening with our immigration laws. Charles Krauthammer says it well.

##That's my opinion##

Voting machine 'hacker' runs for congress

The bloke who claimed that he was asked by a US elected official to build a program which would hack into electronic voting machines is standing for election.Against Congressman who sought to hire him

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A good idea gone bad -- Clint Curtis for Congress

I saw this on Digg and had to check him out. I agree with his points on corruption, but the rest of his platform is Democratic talking points. You can check out his web site here:

Clint Curtis for Congress: 24th District Florida

I left the following comment to him:

Mr. Curtis,

Although I applaude your wishes to unseat Mr. Feeney (my current representative) I have to say that you will not have my vote. Quite simply your uneducated stance on the Iraq war is one based to insite the Democratic base (Liberals) to vote for you and is not one based on ideals and principles. It is hard to believe that with the rest of your conservative stances you would stoop so low as to cow tow to the Liberal constituancy of the Democratic party.

I am a registered Republican, however that is not how I vote. The issues that are motivating me, and most of my contacts, are the Fair Tax, reduction of government, and morality. You have one out of three as I see nothing that would champion the reduction of government or promotion of a free tax.

Thank you for your time.

We need to take back our government from the Democratic and Republican parties. This gentleman is a classic example of someone who has compromised his own values already for the sake of getting the money to run for congress. What does that say?

-End of Ramble

Tuesday, June 06, 2006