Sunday, October 26, 2008

Big Pink Elephant

Looks like there is a "Big Pink Elephant" right in the middle of the current Presidential "Debates and Dialogs" ... and no one wants to see it!

What ever happened to all the talk about illegal immigration, the rush across our southern border and all the associated problems? Has that problem gone away ... I don't think so!

Not a word about it!

Can it be that no candidate wants to "offend" a possible voter ... likely!

So here we have two potential US and world leaders babbling back and forth about nonsense items and promising the silly and impossible. All the while, the masses are streaming into our country, virtually at will.

This morning, I watched one of the few TV shows I like: "CBS News Sunday Morning." There was a very "interesting" segment on health care in the US and other countries. It raved over what a great medical system the French have. It seems in France, any legal French citizen can have care for free ... the government pays all the bills. (Note the word "legal!")

Near the end of the French Connection, it very quickly pointed out the the French system was running an annual deficit of over TEN BILLION US dollars and the "some changes were going to have to be made!" So much for the enviable French medical system.

In pointing out the financial problems with US health care and, in particular, US hospitals, it was NEVER mentioned EVEN ONCE that much of the problem was due to illegal aliens using our health care system for free. One doctor did, however, admit that people with health insurance "probably" were being charged more to offset those that didn't pay.

Great: Income Redistribution at work! (Like ... we need more of this?)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Maybe Obama Is Right

An Exercise in "Wealth Redistribution."

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed. Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference -- just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need, like the homeless guy outside.

The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient "deserved" money more. I guess distribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

Idea: Employers could announce the consideration of employee raises, then withhold those raises and give the proceeds to a worthy cause, preferably one involving non-workers ...

I think the jury is still out on Obama's plan. What say you?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Why This Election Is In Trouble

Depending on your viewpoint, this Howard Stern clip is either very funny or a sad commentary on how this election is going.

(The above Howard Stern clip is "G Rated" ... suitable for even little children.")

As mentioned in an earlier post:

"Go Team!"

(Otherwise known as the "OJ Syndrome.")

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Suggestion For Your Presidential Vote

Realistically, anyway you look at it you have your choice of two candidates for President.

We're all hoping that whom ever wins will make America a better place to live and conserve all the benefits we have fought for since 1776.

We know that America is under attack, either overtly or covertly. Many that wish us harm are always looking for a "Window of Opportunity" to inflict grievous damage upon our nation ... hopefully, in their minds, damage so sever that it would bring the nation down.

May I suggest this when deciding who you are going to vote for: Ask yourself this simple question:

"Who would the terrorists most like to be the next President?"

If you think the radically inclined mischievous makers would prefer McCain ... vote for Obama.

If you think the radically inclined mischievous makers would prefer Obama ... vote for McCain.

Whomever you vote for, don't put in office a person that will appease the terrorists!

For me, at least, the answer is clear: It's between a fighting military man or a soft and fuzzy orator.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

USAF F-16's disturb Arizona resident

Noise Complaint at Luke AFB, AZ

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.
A certain Lieutenant Colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit. The complaint:

'Question of the day for Luke Air ForceBase: Whom do we thank for the morning air show?

Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special? Any response would be appreciated.'

The response: Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets'

On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m, a perfectly timed four-ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day. At 9 a.m., on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured. A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.
The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show?'

The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.
Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you ... Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
s/ Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr. USAF
Livetoday to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Conserative or Liberal: Where do YOU want to live?

LIBERAL: Marked by generosity; lacking moral restraint; broad-minded; not bound by authoritarianism or traditional forms; not strict; loose; largeness in the thing or amount given.

CONSERVATIVE: Tending or disposed to maintaining existing views, conditions or institutions; traditional norms of taste, elegance, style or manners; cautious or discreet.

(Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary)

It is now being reported that the liberal media has produced a porno movie (Yes! Porno movie!) starring a Sarah Palin look-alike! It is also being reported that the liberal community is all giddy over this new "movie" and is talking-it-up as a "must see" movie. (QUICK: Open the door ... I need to get outside to puke!)

Did you read what I just wrote? The liberal community can't wait to see this piece of $hit. While we usually can't control what other people do, the real story here is: I challenge you to find much condemnation of this travesty from the "open-minded liberals."

I pose this question: What you you think would happen if someone produced a porno movie starring a Barack Obama or a Michelle Obama look-alike? OH MY GOD ... I can't even visualize that one?

So, where do YOU want to live?

In a community with no standards, promise you everything you want, take from the hard working, job creating, upper-income earners and give to the under performing slackers, pal around with haters and terrorists and generally endorse an "anything goes" attitude? A constantly changing, unpredictable, possibly unstable or risky environment? "Wink" at outrageous behaviour? Mantra: We don't like it so we'll TEAR IT DOWN.

Or in a community where there are long-held standards of conduct; recognition of excellent performance; "teach a man to fish, rather than give him a fish;" hold a person responsible for reprehensible behaviour and "tell it like it is," rather than telling them what they want to hear. Traditional conservative values that you can count on from year to year. Mantra: We don't like it so we'll WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE IT.

Me: I'll take the latter.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Go Team Go!

The current Presidential race seems to me more like a sporting game, where, regardless of the score or misdeeds of the players, the fans are loyal.
Hear no evil - see no evil.

Go Team Go!

No matter how much evidence you might present to the contrary, each side has their "loyal supporter" tee-shirts on, know the team chants and summarily dismisses any notion that "their team" might be involved in any mischief ... makes no difference.

Go Team Go!

The only thing that counts is that their team wins!

Go Team Go!

Wait and see: No matter who wins, the losers will loudly squeal and cry the other team cheated or the "officials" threw the game!

Go Team Go!

In case you hadn't noticed, it's a Different Ballgame!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Watch Out What You Wish For

George Bush has been in office for 7 ½ years.

For about the first six years, the economy was fine. A little over one year ago:
  1. Consumer confidence stood at a 2½ year high
  2. Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon
  3. The unemployment rate was 4.5%
  4. The DOW JONES hit a record high: 14,000+
  5. American's were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacations overseas, living large!

Americans wanted 'CHANGE'!

So, in 2006 they voted in a DemocraticCongress and yes--we got 'CHANGE' all right.


  1. Consumer confidence has plummeted
  2. Gasoline is now close to $4 a gallon
  3. Unemployment is up over 5.5% (a 10% increase)
  4. Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 TRILLION DOLLARS and prices are still dropping
  5. 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
  6. Banks are failing
  7. And as I write, stocks are probing another low