Archive for January, 2010

Republican Congressman Ron Paul (TX) spoke at Loyola University last.  He was one of the few members absent from the State of the Union proceedings.  Congressman Paul demanded the end of the Federal Reserve, a true change in foreign policy, and civil liberties.

We scheduled ours before the other guy scheduled his speech,” Paul remarked to a laughing audience. So I had to cancel… but I don’t feel like I’ll be missing a whole lot.

I watched part of the president’s speech last night, and while I agree with him on some issues, I am still not convinced that he will bring the real change that we need.  Here are the things that I liked:

  1. His desire to withdraw forces from Iraq – 2011 I believe he said.  They should have been withdrawn a long time ago, however, if he cannot get this to pass, the anti-war protesters won’t be likely to forget it.
  2. Nuclear power is truly one of the cleanest sources of energy, and when handled properly, is very efficient.  Not to mention it would create more jobs.
  3. I liked his condemnation of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow lobbyists and corporations to buy politicians.  Like they haven’t been doing it for years.

While President Obama blasted Bush for high deficit spending and increased debt, I find improbable that this will change.  As Yahoo reports the Democrats needed all 60 votes to push the United States $1.9 trillion deeper in debt; placing the national debt at $14.3 trillion, that’s about $45,000 per American.

 We have gone to the restaurant, we have eaten the meal. Now the only question is whether the government will … pay the bill, said Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.

When he says “whether the government will…pay the bill” he is meaning you and me.  This money comes from various banks, countries (China), but mostly the Federal Reserve.  Today the Treasury Secretary can go into the Fed office in Washington D.C. and say, “I need $1 billion.”  No problem.  The Fed writes the check, loans it to the government, puts interest on it, and the American people pay it back.

Now when this happens, not only do we have to pay back money printed out of thin air, but the government has to pay back the money to keep the program running if they should choose to.  This is a snowball effect that has gotten out of control.

Why $1.9 trillion? said Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H. So that Congress doesn’t have to face up to the debt ceiling until after the next election. We ought to face up to it before the next election because the people in this country have a right to know whether or not this Congress is going to do something about controlling … the debt.

Where in the hell were the fiscal conservatives when Bush was in office ramming everything down our throats?  Now they’ve come out of the wood work equating President Obama to the devil.  Doesn’t anyone realize that nothing ever changes.

On Monday Oliver Stone said that banksters helped Hitler and his band of murderers rise to power.  Stone’s movie JFK is probably his most famous.  Exploring the dark corridors surrounding the JFK assassination, Stone brought the dawning of a new day asking more questions to November 22, 1963.

Adolf Hitler was a psychopath and a monster but rose to power thanks to big business leaders and other supporters who appreciated his vow to destroy communism and control workers.

Read the article: http://www.infowars.com/oliver-stone-says-banksters-enabled-hitler-and-the-nazis/

We’ve all heard about the controversial decision on the part of the Supreme Court.  I even have it here on my blog.  And it seems as when the Bush bashers waited for every occasion to have a bashing party, Obama bashers do the same thing.  Now I am not an Obama fan, I probably won’t vote for him in 2012, but enough is enough.

In a neutral attempt, my brother-in-law brough up the issue, and the chaos began.  In Ann Coulter style, my mom started and wouldn’t let anyone have a word edge wise.  I don’t agree with Obama’s foreign policy – it’s just like Bush’s.  The “pullout” drum that the Dem’s were beating seems to be put away in storage.

I find myself laughing when I hear the conservative pundits preaching “smaller government”.  These are still people that chant “Constitution this” and “Constitution that”, while the whole time they support an un-Constitutional foreign policy.  The only thing that these people understand from the Constitution is the Second Amendment.  I am sorry, but when we are supposed to be fighting an enemy that is all over the world, and at the same time arming them, I cannot support a foreign policy such as that.  While Obama picks up the blame from the “conservatives”, here are some things about Bush that they dare not remember:

  • Compared to other presidents, Bush is the most expensive.
  • He led us into a war with the faultiest of evidence.
  • He borrowed billions from China and gave it Pakistan.
  • He created and sanctioned torture.
  • We have lost more rights under Bush since FDR.
  • Between 2002 and 2006 the FBI obtained private phone records illegally. (Bush White House)
  • The Bush administration deliberately deleted millions of emails.

Mention any of these things to a Bush lover and all is forgiven.  While Obama’s track record will follow him to his grave.  I’m not a fan of Obama, but give the guy some credit, he walked into a mess: a faltering economy, an overstretched foreign presence, and corruption out the ass.

Like I said, I am not a fan of Obama, in fact, I think that his policies are just like Bush’s on steriods and will do nothing to solve our problems, but c’mon.  Are we really doing any justice to ourselves by comparing a president who has only been in office for one year to a president who has had eight years to reak havoc, and might I mention that his administration was rocked with scandal?

The inevitable outcome is, is that the American people have a short memory span, and it seems that there would be those that would still like to bless Bush with sainthood.

Mel is back!!!

Posted: January 24, 2010 in Movies
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I read an article not long ago that said Mel Gibson had said that he would not act anymore unless the script was extrodinary.  With Mel Gibson being one of my favorite actors, I was afraid that he would never act again.

His newest movie Edge of Darkness has Gibson playing Thomas Craven, a veteran detective whose daughter is murdered on the front steps.  When Craven (Gibson) is convinced that he was not the target he goes on quest to find his daughters killers.  As Yahoomovies.com says, “His investigation leads him into a dangerous looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder — and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh who has been sent in to clean up the evidence.”

My kind of movie!  But with Mel’s recent divorce with his wife, and the fact that many have not forgotten his “Jew” comments, I wonder if Edge of Darkness might be a box office flop.

This may be one of the few times I agree with President Obama.  As most of us know, in a split decision by the Supreme Court (5-4), the ruling struck down restrictions of corporations to give to election campaigns.

I can’t think of anything more devastating to the public interest.  The last thing we need to do is hand more influence to the lobbyists in Washington, or more power to the special interests to tip the outcome of the elections.

Bravo, Mr. President!  However, in a city where a politician can say one thing one day and another the next, and the majority of Americans forget, I don’t think that this holds much weight.  Unless, of course, the president decides to try to do something.

But it’s not only election contributions that need reforming and restriction, also, the presidential election needs to be opened to a broader audience.  Third parties need to be allowed into the races and debates, thusly, opening debate and forcing the Republican party to realign with their true philosophy.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100123/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_campaign_finance

This is a three part video, so if you do not have the time to watch it, here is a link that you can click on to view the  transcript to Ron Paul’s address: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=31623