Monday, November 27, 2006

 

Democrats Crazy Idea #1

Of course it has begun. The Democrats are in control (or will be shortly), And they already float very unpopular ideas. I will try to keep track of them as they come out.

As only a Republican can wish, Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has floated they very unpopular idea of a draft. He send out the soundbite that it would equalize the status of all the boys & girls that join the service. Implying (like John Kerry (D-MA) before him) that only the stupid and poor join the Armed Forces. According to studies done, there are 3 "privileged" enlistees for every 2 "non-privileged" enlistees. In addition, all races are well represented. As usual, the liberals will say and do anything to create racial strife and class wars. Fortunately in this case, everyone recognizes the idiocy of it. We should only be so lucky on all of their dumb ideas.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 

Tort Reform

People do discuss this topic time to time. Usually when weasels like John Edwards run for higher office. He became rich by using and more likely abusing our legal system. So while claiming to be for the little guy, all he does is enrich himself with bogus lawsuits. Think of how many people's lives he destroyed through loss of their jobs and livelihood. We really do need serious tort reform in this country.
A lot of people point to the British system of "loser pays" as an example of good policy. I disagree. "Loser Pays" amounts to the best lawyer wins, not justice I have a different idea. How about making contingency cases illegal. All the ambulance chasers would be out of business. If anyone has a real case, they will hire a real attorney. For those who cannot afford one, there are many legal aid groups that help the underprivileged. Mind you, sometimes they can be better because they are much more idealistic than other attorneys.
It is a proven fact that wasteful lawsuits cost all of us a tremendous amount of time and money in every facet of our life. Especially all types of insurances. Serious reform would enhance everyones standard of living in a tangible way.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

 

Thumpin'

Well, the Republicans sure got a "thumpin' " last week. Worse than most people thought. Without a question, they deserved it. They got too complacent their chairs of power. They began to spend money like Democrats. They got caught up in various scandals. In addition, they did not hold their ground against the Democrats to get anything done. (i.e. social security reform) The tax cuts (which have an expiration date) and the appointments of the Supreme Court Justices are about the only legacy that will remain positive.

There is s silver lining to all this. Now that the Democrats are in charge, Iraq is their problem. They will have to be constructive instead of criticizing all day long. None of their ridiculous ideas will get through with a Presidential veto. and the American people may have an opportunity to see that the ideas are ridiculous. All in all, it is likely that the government will not get much done over the next two years. And that is probably a good thing. Less government in my life , the better.

Monday, November 06, 2006

 

Election 2006

While all the pundits (AKA talking heads) discuss the polls for Tuesday's election, I still cannot make up my mind who I would like to see win. Don't take me wrong. I know how I will vote. I just cannot figure out if I want the Republicans to lose or not. As a Party they have disappointed greatly since they swept into power in 1994. They forgot why they were there. They began to act like arrogant Democrats.

On the other hand, The likes of Pelosi (D-CA) , Conyers (D-MI), Reid (D-NV), Rangel (D-NY) and the like being in charge just might be too scary for me.
Just think.
Higher taxes.
More Handouts.
Less law enforcement.
Bad economy.
More Unemployment.
Just scary thoughts.

It may be too much just to teach the Republicans a lesson that they have strayed too far.

On the bright side, I think that if the Democrats take charge, especially if it is both the House and the Senate, then they have no chance of winning the White House in 2008. If the Republicans hold on the Democrats have a real chance to take the Presidency in 2008. (Unless of course they pick another loser like Kerry) Pick your poison. I will hold my nose and vote. You should too.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

 

Republicans & Democrats

As we approach the midterm general elections, it seems to me that it is time for another mainstream party to shake things up a little. The Democrats have only gone from bad to worse with their their criticism and lack of any ideas. The Republicans are guilty of acting like Democrats with their fiscal irresponsibility. If there was a viable third party, both Republicans and Democrats would have to define themselves better. The nation would be a better, more honest place for it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

 

Pope Benedict XVI and Islam

I did not read the text of his speech, but what from I gather Pope Benedict XVI quoted a previous Pope who said Islam was violent. Guess what the Muslims do? They become violent. Basically proving his point. He apologizes. They do not care. It is another reason to rile up the "Muslim street". When the world truly understands the nature of this, maybe, just maybe they can begin to confront the madmen who perpetrate this. This is a battle of civilizations, and wars are only won with the vanquished. Until the entire western world resolves itself to beat back this madness of death and destruction , there will be no quiet anywhere.

Monday, September 11, 2006

 

9/11/2006

Here we are on the the 5th anniversary of the attacks of September 11. Politics still rages. Those that hate President Bush will find any excuse to do so. Nelson Rockefeller (D-WV) says that the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein. Israel fumbles a war with Hezbollah. The ramifications of which will be felt far and wide. So far, Its leadership refuses to take responsibility and resign. (although we might get there yet).

So what have we learned. Too many of the citizens of the US still do not get the fact that the terrorists are evil. They do not care about a Constitution or Geneva Conventions. Letting them use them to their defense on their road to destroy them is an example of our collective naivete of the terrorists' intentions.

Although I might be getting ahead of myself. This all depends on what you call a terrorist. Of course, as the liberals in this country love to point out, one mans terrorist is another's freedom fighter. In that context, anything and anyone is game. The hypocrisy that goes along with it is what drives me nuts. There either are rules or there are not. You cannot have it both ways. One side plays by a set of rules that the other disregards unless it is to their advantage.

Our enemies know this, and know it well. They use it to their advantage all the time. They understand the naivete of the American public as well as the ease of manipulating them by using , what the soviets called "useful idiots". You see, the American people to our great credit are an understanding, extraordinarily charitable, kind and trusting Nation. When our enemies say they want to kill us, or even say they want to kill themselves or their children as long as it kills us, we do not want to believe it. It simply does not register. And then when they lie to our faces we take it at face value. We are too quick to trust, believe and forgive. And while this has made us a great country, we need to collectively wake up in order to effectively fight our enemies. The politics of it all will fall in line when the American public does.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

 

Justice Souter

I have not seen many people talk about it, but it is sure amazing that last week, the Supreme Court, with a conservative/liberal line vote, with Justice Alito abstaining, because he was not there by the arguments, said that police could not enter a home if some occupants did not allow even if others did. The quote I read from Souter was "a man's home is his castle". Details of the case aside because I do no know them, was not Souter part of the group that argued in the now infamous 'Kelo case' that the government can take the entire home? I guess it is his castle on the inside. But business as usual on the outside. You figure it out.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

 

Dubai

While clearly there is concern for foreigners controlling our ports. This applies to all foreigners. Allies or not. Today's allies are tomorrow's enemies and visa versa. While I am a hard core capitalist and a clear free trader all things pertaining to national security should be off-limits to foreigners. Period. We have enough trouble keeping Americans loyal to America. Though President Bush does have a point here about the sudden outcry from the liberals and democrats. They have suddenly become concerned for our national security with cries of recognizing realities. In any case, This is probably not a good idea. The proof is that former President and current America basher Carter likes it. This one is going to be sticky, but President Bush will have to come up with some face-saving compromise to get out of it.

Friday, February 17, 2006

 

Profound

I got this emailed to me. Do not know who wrote it but well written nevertheless

Enjoy.

Subject: Profound

Written by an Australian Dentist...

To Kill an American

You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan. An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans. An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God. An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness. An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country! As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least. The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America. Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists. So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

Please keep this going! Pass this around the World then pass it around again. It says it all, for all of us!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

 

The great ironies...

Europe is burning (or European embassies) for printing a cartoon of The Prophet Muhammad depicted as a terrorist, the Islamofascists of the world are retaliating by doing what?.... You got it. Being terrorists. I never will understand the concept that when a "westerner" allegedly insults Islam, innocent civilians die and lots of property is destroyed. At the same time, this religion that is supposed to sanctify life, regularly blows themselves up in order to kill and maim as many innocents as possible. In many cases in their own houses of worship. The Mosque. I do not think I will ever understand the thought process that goes into this. If anyone will be so kind to explain it to me?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

 

Judge Samuel Alito

I spent a lot of time last week watching the confirmation hearings for Jude Samuel Alito. While he was not as calm, cool and collected as Judge Roberts was, he was very good. More importantly, he expressed the view that he would follow the law. You see, that is what this is about. Some people want to follow the law. Some do not. In this hearing, Ted Kennedy showed what a buffoon he is again. Joe Biden showed how much he liked his own voice. And Diane Feinstein apparently did not know the details of her own questions. They did get Mrs Alito to cry on national television, though. Nice work. Ann Coulter has a great column this week on the subject. In any case, while nothing is certain yet, this looks to be a done deal for now. Although I am sure that the Democrats will come up with something to act indignant and delay. So whatever you might think about President Bush, he will not be President after his term is up, but thankfully his judges will be there for life. May G-D bless America.

Friday, December 16, 2005

 

The Pot of Gold

America's enemies, both within and otherwise, are cringing at the prospect of Iraq actually having a future. After all, this would mean that they were wrong and maybe the Iraqis will actually have a better future because of it. This would put them out of business, The elections that are taking place should be a sight for sore eyes. There are those that will criticize no matter what happens.

America is fighting a war against terrorists. Some people just do not understand that if we do not beat them wherever they are, they will never go away. We must beat them, without mercy or second guessing. We had many years of Islamofascists attacking US interests around the globe and we did nothing. This only fermented the belief that we were not ever going to do anything. At last, after 9/11 The United States has begun a systematic war against them. For that, we should all be grateful. No agreements will ever accomplish anything. Nor any concessions. We cannot accept anything from fanatics except total victory. Those that claim it is not possible, give aid to our enemies. We must only have the will to succeed and we will.

May G-d continue to bless the United States of America.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

 

Impressive

Senator Joseph Lieberman wrote a good editorial that was printed in today's Wall Street Journal. In short he says that the war is going well and the politicians in the United States, mostly Democrats but includes some Republicans are the greatest danger to victory in Iraq. The Iraqis are worried that the Americans will abandon them. President Bush has made it clear that he would not do so as long as he is President. Let us all hope that politics will not force him to change his mind.

While Joe Lieberman has disappointed me in the past with his blatant pandering to the left-wing of the democratic party, this essay is important and is important at this time. I congratulate him for having the courage to stand up to his party. It is about time somebody articulated the facts in Iraq from Iraq. Feelings from the new Iraqi government and the Army and Marines fighting the good fight on the ground. Apparently most Iraqis are happier today then they were under Saddam Hussein and the morale of our fighting forces is good. You would never know it from the news you see on television, but we always knew that they have their own agenda.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

 

Lots to be thankful for

It is true. In this great country, The United States of America, we have freedom. We have democracy, and therefore we have economic prosperity. I know that the liberal whiners love to point out all the bad things. Take them for who they are. Liberal whiners. Every country and every society has issues and has problems. Including us. I would take ours over anyone else's at any time. Does not mean we cannot strive to be better. Of course we can. I am just saying that there is a reason why everyone on this planet is trying to come to America. Sometimes legally and sometimes illegally. This is because more than any place on the planet, in America, there is opportunity for anyone to make themselves a better life. They only have to want it themselves. For this I am thankful to G-d almighty for giving the vision to our forefathers to set up this system . I am thankful to G-d that he has not allowed anyone to mess it up since. I pray to G-d that he will not allow anyone to mess it up in the future.

For this I offer thanksgiving and so should you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

 

Predictable

After the Prime Minister initiated his horrible "disengagement plan", the left wing parties joined up with him to be sure that Israel gave as much land to the terrorists as possible. How politics makes for strange bedfellows. As expected, as soon as the arrogant and corrupt elected officials did exactly opposite of what they were elected to do and promised, the government fell apart. Sad but true. The only difference between the supposed "Democracy" in Israel and the Dictatorships of her neighbors are that her neighbors do not deny that they are a dictatorship. Nevertheless, the citizens of Israel never learn and continue to believe that when politicians promise and swear things in a campaign that will be truthful. Unfortunately, they never do an it has been going on since Israel's birth. At this time, these government have given the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in exchange for a piece of paper. Of course, the Islamists that are gaining power do not need to recognize that. In the meantime , whatever arms they can get legally from America is great and then they get additional illicit arms from North Korea. ( I am sure all for peaceful means)

Israel occupied a safety zone in Southern Lebanon in order to protect in northern cities from constant bombardment at the time. So what happened? Israel pulls out without any agreements and sure enough, most citizens of those northern cities spend most of this week in shelters.

If the Israelis think that giving in to the terrorists will get them peace they are mistaken. Hopefully, If there is anything positive from the expulsion that took place in Gaza, It will be that the voters in Israel will finally vote these scoundrels out of office and replace them with people who understand that a strong Israel will bring peace and prosperity to Israel and the whole region. A weak Israel, one of giveaways and concessions, will bring no peace to anyone, for the terrorists will realize that through terror they will get their way.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

 

Fighting Back

I have to admit when I saw Senate Minority leader Harry Reid , Democrat of Nevada standing there with that look on his face telling the nation his ridiculous reasons why he forced the senate into closed session, I was angry but I knew that he got 'em. So finally, after this and many other attacks by the left-wing of the Democratic party, President Bush, VP Cheney and the Republicans are finally fighting back. The voters who put them in office want them to do it. I hope they do not back down and they do not let up. They should expose these liberals for what they are.

PS If only the Republicans would grow some backbone and stop spending all that pork , I would be happier

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

 

Fantastic Article

Rabin's murder did little to advance the cause of Peace or the cause of his detractors. In fact, since he was the one who set up the unfortunate Oslo process, he would have been the only one who could have legitimately dismantled it. Instead, all who speak against it are vilifies and ostracized. I cannot say it better than this article I found on JPost.com by Sarah Honig.

Nov. 3, 2005 13:56 Updated Nov. 4, 2005 23:47

Another Tack: Another Arlosoroff affair By SARAH HONIG

Political correspondents don't have a life, but on November 4, 1995, I was supposed to enjoy a Saturday night off. A colleague went to the Left's rally in Kikar Malchei Yisrael. Being an incurable news junkie, however, I listened to live coverage with one ear, while the other was semi-tuned to my 11-year-old daughter's chatter as I was putting her to bed.
The assassination interrupted our cozy quality time.
"Another Arlosoroff affair," I exclaimed. My daughter quizzically chirped: "who's Arlosoroff?" I rushed to the phone, called the news desk, reported for duty, set Arlosoroff aside and switched into autopilot. I remember working intensely, racing against the deadline. By the time we put the paper to bed, I was out of breath.
At daylight Arlosoroff was back with a vengeance. Sixty-two years after the libel that ostracized the Revisionists - then a rising force with prospects of leading the Zionist movement - everything was disturbingly reminiscent of my mother's stories of 1933 Yishuv politics, when discrimination and vilification were the lot of anyone with even remote Revisionist associations.
Overnight posters materialized everywhere exhorting us to adhere to "Rabin's legacy." Anyone who dared voice dissent was instantly sullied. Allusions to the assassination not preceded by the obligatory adjective "repugnant" put you beyond the pale. Repeated mea culpas were required of those suspected of undesirable political persuasions.
I could see how in days of yore imperfect human beings - as Rabin undoubtedly was - were deified. A decade ago, in secular post-modern Israel, Rabin was all but canonized. It became heresy to refuse to subscribe to the new hagiography, remain avowedly and conscientiously unconverted to the incipient Rabin cult and resist revering him as a martyred saint. It was sacrilege to continue warning against the Oslo folly and its inevitable bloody consequences. It was imprudent to argue aloud that Rabin wasn't more right dead than alive.


For the rest of this article .. Click here

Thursday, November 10, 2005

 

He is a loser.. Again..

For those that follow Israeli politics, Shimon Peres, was repudiated by his own party, Labor. Amir Peretz, basically head of Israel's Labor unions, won the chairmanship of the party. He is a political newbie and has not government or foreign experience. As usual, Shimon Peres pouted and did not even make the customary concession call. This is not the first time Peres has lost an election. In fact, (all those out there may be able to correct me) I do think he has ever won an election. He has been Prime Minister several times due to resignations and assassinations. But never elected. Here is the million dollar question. Why is this loser called the 'Elder Statesman of Israel' when the Israelis (not only the citizenry, but also the elite and political class) repudiate him every time they get a chance?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

 

Justice

Unfortunately, people who do not value life have murdered scores of people again in Jordan. At what point will the people of this planet stopped justifying murder as a means to an ends? What I do know is that, unlike Israel, Jordan will have a free hand to pursue and bring to swift justice those that are responsible for this atrocity. Nobody will criticize them for protecting their citizens, and they should not. If only, all nations were held to the same standard we might not have all these problems in the first place. All of our prayers should go out to the innocent, And may the perpetrators and organizers of these murder get their due place in Hell.

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