Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Circus Is Back In Town

It's probably a bit early for most of you, but the 2008 Presidential election is 13 months away - so I guess we had better start paying attention to the circus while there are still choices. Unfortunately, our system of elections has evolved into survival of the wealthiest instead of the fittest (or most worthy) - so if you don't start paying attention now and voicing your opinion, the slate of choices will be made for you via financial elimination.

So, if you have not already done so, I would like to invite you to take a look at Mike Huckabee
- former Governor of Arkansas. He is a relatively soft spoken man with strong convictions on fiscal policy and national security. Oh, and he is a FairTax supporter too!

One of the most interesting exchanges that I have seen thus far is posted on YouTube from one of the Republican debates - it's only three minutes so give it a look

Who knows what the next year will bring, but Mike Huckabee is worth a look now. Whatever your opinion or party affiliation, information is power - make sure you get yours.

## That's my opinion##

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

America's downfall -- The New Deal

I have often thought that the real downfall of this country started with FDR and the New Deal. Now Amity Shlaes has been published in Imprimis here with excerpts from her speech. She is right on... and I am looking to get her book "The Forgotten Man: A new History of the Great Depression" where she supports her position of how FDR used the words "The Forgotten Man" to manipulate the people, along with his New Deal projects, into dependence on the Federal Government.

A great article, worth the read, and it may change your opinion on how we got into the position we are currently in in America.

-End of Ramble

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth - Really Inconvenient

I recently finished reading The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, which I highly recommend, and coincidentally received an email from a good friend with a very inconvenient truth. In what is evidently old news, a comparison of Al Gore's home in Tennessee to George W. Bush's home in Texas illustrating some surprising differences. I didn't believe them at first since they are so striking, but after some Internet research I found several corroborating sources.

And now PETA is after Al because he's a meat eater. According to PETA eating meat is worse on the environment than driving cars or flying in jets. Poor Al just can't catch a break.

The average surface temperature of the earth has gotten a little warmer over the last 10 years, just as it has done for millions of years in a repeating cycle. However, as the P.I.G. discusses in abundant detail, there is no evidence or scientific consensus that the warming affect is anthropogenic. Meanwhile in response to the media hype, our government and many others are throwing money at this mythical problem with no hope of "stabilizing the climate". The majority of green house gases (GHG's) are emitted from naturally occurring sources, so even if GHG's cause warming and we stop manmade GHG's completely, the climate will continue to fluctuate as always. There is a much greater correlation between the sun's temperature cycle and a warmer earth than rising GHG's and rising temperature.

Al should stop spinning the truth and causing us to waste money chasing political footballs. There are too many other worthy causes for us to pay attention too, rather than feeding the ego of a failed politician.

##That's my opinion##

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Who is Mike Huckabee?

I believe that 18 to 24 months is really too long to campaign for President, so I don't blame anyone who has not been paying much attention to this point. However, if you have not heard of or don't know much about Mike Huckabee, I would strongly suggest you take a look at this exchange during the 9/5/07 Republican debate between Huckabee and the wing-nut Ron Paul.

Mike Huckabee may not have the name and face recognition of Giuliani, McCain, Romney, or Thompson, but as of right now he has my support.

I would love to see some poll numbers on a Thompson / Huckabee ticket for '08.

##That's my opinion##