Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Not meant to offend....

In my last post, I took an article from Townhall.com
of 25 reasons you may be a liberal. I thought the article was humorous. I received a comment anonymously stating that articles like that do nothing to bring the parties together. So, I in turn posted a link to 25 reasons you may be a conservative, also humorous but in need of spell check. While the commenter didn't offer any suggestions to help remedy the situation, they felt secure in complaining about it. I'm not saying this person should have elaborated, after all, it's just a personal blog I have here. But it did get me to thinking. It seems that this is the way of all politicians these days. All they seem to do is complain about the person they are running against. They seem to thrive on showing anything negative about the opposing candidate. They complain of inexperience or they're too old, too right, too left...you get the picture. Then at the same time they boast of a plan or change for America. But what you never hear is the actual plan or how they plan to instigate these changes. The parties are so divided right now and it's a big embarrassing shame to the people of this country. They only vote along party lines regardless of what is best for the people. It's all about what is best for the party or how best to advance their careers. Frankly, I'm getting sick of the whole thing. While I consider myself somewhat informed, I can't rely on the statements of either candidate right now. Some would say I watch too much Fox News, well I watch CNN all day at work, I see the media bias. What happened to honesty and integrity and what's best for America. Those days are gone my friend and yes, my last post did nothing to bring the parties back together. Nothing will either, at least not in the near future. We thought being attacked by terrorists on our home soil brought us together. Well, that was as short-lived as you can get. In fact it only fueled the partisan hatred. How do we change all this? I don't have the answer but you can write and show your local politicians your concern but honestly that does nothing. I wrote mine a few times and was basically given the brush off. I was answered one time tho and while briefly excited, opened the email to political propaganda for their party without the slightest reference to my complaint. The only way we are going to see change is by the power of voting. We need to encourage people who really care about matters to run for office and get the career politicians out of office.
Guess I've ranted enough but I do want to point out one thing. I have a close friend who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum. We debate sometimes and are able to agree on some points. When it's all said and done, we value each others opinion. We don't disregard each other because of the political party we tend to lean toward but agree that things can be worked out to benefit this country. Too bad it doesn't happen like that in D.C.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saw this at Townhall.com

25 reasons you might be a liberal by John Hawkins

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, you just might be a liberal if...

* You're sure the Constitution explicitly guarantees the right to abortion and gay marriage, but not the right to own a handgun.

* You think Dan Quayle is the dumbest Vice-President we ever had because he believed a flash card that misspelled "potato," but think Obama is a genius despite the fact he believes we have more than 57 states.

* You'd be more upset about your favorite candidate being endorsed by the NRA than the Communist Party.

* You think the same criminals who use guns in the commission of a crime will just hand them over to comply with the law if guns are made illegal.

* You know that 86% of all income taxes are paid by the top 25% of income earners and you still feel that the rich "aren't paying their fair share of the taxes."

* You put a higher priority on oil pipelines possibly inconveniencing a few caribou than you do on lowering the price of gas for everyone in the country by drilling ANWR.

* You're worried that Osama Bin Laden might not get a fair trial if we capture him, but want George Bush thrown in prison for being too zealous in protecting us from Al-Qaeda.

* You get infuriated when you hear about the CEO of a Fortune 500 company making tens of millions of dollars, but don't see a problem with an actor, basketball player, or trial lawyer making the same amount.

* You're constantly seeing subtle, coded racism in campaign ads, but see nothing racist about blacks being promoted over more qualified white applicants because of Affirmative Action.

* You think it's obscene that oil companies are allowed to make 8.3 cents per gallon in profit with gas prices this high, but would never suggest cutting the 13 cents per gallon they pay on taxes to reduce the price of gas.

* You think George Bush is a chickenhawk because he wanted to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan despite the fact that he only served in the National Guard, but you don't think the same about Barack Obama, who has never served in the military and probably couldn't find either country on a map without help.

* You think protesting outside of abortion clinics is extremism and should be illegal, but carrying around giant puppet heads while wearing a t-shirt that compares Bush to Hitler is just exercising your First Amendment rights.

* You think the case for global warming is proven without a shadow of a doubt, but that we need another century or two worth of evidence to figure out if capitalism and free markets work better than socialism.

* You believe the best way to fix the government screwing something up in the market is with...drumroll, please...more government intervention.

* You think the first thing we should have done when Russia invaded Georgia was to take the matter to the United Nations, where Russia sits on the UN Security Council.

* You spend your days criticizing the use of private jets, SUVS, and luxurious houses that consume enormous amounts of resources and then ride in an SUV to the airport, get on your private plane, and fly home to your luxurious house.

* You have more nice things to say about countries like Cuba and France than you do about your own country.

* You think the war in Iraq is unwinnable, but victory in the war on poverty is going to happen any day now if we can just get the Democrats back in charge.

* You won't even support English as our national language, but can't seem to understand why people worry about tens of millions of illegal aliens changing our culture.

* You think censorship is absolutely wrong; except when it's applied to conservatives on college campuses or on talk radio via the fairness doctrine.

* You get more upset about an American soldier accidentally killing a civilian than you do about a terrorist deliberately blowing up a school bus full of kids.

* You think Fox News is hopelessly biased to the right, but MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS call it right down the middle.

* You think the real hero of the Cold War was Mikhail Gorbachev.

* You couldn't care less about what Americans in states like Kansas or Virginia think of you, but you would be greatly upset if a Frenchman gave you a dirty look because you're an American.

* You think kids in public schools should have to watch Earth in the Balance and read Heather Has Two Mommies, but no piece of literature with the word "Jesus" on it should be allowed within a hundred yards of a school.

Friday, August 08, 2008


Been a long time since I've posted. I have my daughter visiting from California and have been pretty busy. Just to keep y'all up, nothing has been going on really. The band has pretty much taken the summer off so I can spend time with my little girl. I don't know if they know how much I appreciate it, but if you guys are reading this, it is pretty awesome for you guys to do this.

I seem to always find great people when it comes to picking my friends. Seems everywhere I go I am fortunate in this area. I think in general, people are good inside. There are always the few that don't understand how to get along and feel that everyone owes them and that they have the right to take what they want or don't care who they hurt. To those of you who feel this way....C-ya, don't wanna be ya. Fortunately, I only know a few of these and don't hang around with them. Back to what I was saying, people for the most part are caring and try to help their friends and family. That's the way it should be and I am not only grateful and thankful to have people like this in my life...I am lucky.
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Your emotional maturity is fully developed, and you have an excellent grasp on your emotions. In fact, you are so emotionally mature - you should consider being a therapist!
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