Monday, August 31, 2009
One of our local aspiring politicians here in Central Florida has recently written a book explaining his politics intertwined with history and a stab at economics. I have briefly meet Todd on several political rallies and must admit when I first meet him last December 2008 I was totally thrown back by the fact that he was a trial lawyer. Honestly after losing Orange County Republican Representative Ric Keller and his crap and losing my beloved Seminole County Congressional Representative Tom Feeney in the 2008 congressional elections to liberal Democrats I was in no mood for another RINO. It took a couple of beers and self control not to get just a little perturbed. Well I was wrong about Todd.
In his book he explains the frustrations he and millions of other conservative voters have had with former President Bush and the Republican in the congress and senate from 2001 to 2006. Basically we the people voted in one group of people and got a totally different result. Expanded federal government, new entitlement programs, corruption, poorly executed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (until General Petraeus took over in 2006 in my opinion), lack of border enforcement and the constant political charades that pass as politics in Washington. The frustration and disgust is mutually and universally felt by millions including Todd.
The book is extremely well written for what I assume is a first book. It is at a basic senior high school level and is very easy to grasp the concepts that are put forward. The order of discussion is also very coherent and well thought out. The book starts out with the founding fathers and eliminates a lot of propaganda currently passing for fact in the main stream of the media and education institutions. How we got away from being a Christian nation and how the founding fathers viewed religion as part of our being are examined with just enough depth to make the case without boring the reader with tedious example after example. Pretty damn good job for a new author. An examination of socialism, dependency verses capitalism is examined in economic wealth terms as well as spiritual terms. Not something you see in every political book.
The current issues like our $11.5 trillion dept are examined currently and looking at the road of how we got here. Solutions are provided that are specific ranging from a balanced budget amendment to supporting the Fair Tax national sales tax plan. Obama’s disastrous economic policies are examined without vilifying the man. Education and the importance of Christianity in children’s lives are examined. Supporting school vouchers is not going to win Todd any teacher votes and saying so in black and white took some courage for the likely Republican nominee for the Orange County congressional seat in 2010. Supporting 12 year limits on the senate and house members will not endear him to the established members of the Republican or Democratic Party. The stands that Todd made in this book took real courage and I mostly agree and certainly respect that. How many times have we had a politician tell us one thing and do the opposite? Seems like every day at the White House.
The book goes on to cover energy independence, health care reform, entitlement reform, illegal immigration, the environment (surprisingly green for a Republican), and finally the most, for me anyway, interesting part of the book, his assessment of running for congress as a complete unknown. Being a local I remember his radio adds and really liked what he said. But after Bush what was the difference between him and his primary opponent Keller? Really all I wanted was the seat to stay in Republican hands. Todd gives all us interested in politics some real insight to the process as an average Joe trying to make a difference and the obstacles he faced. Sadly only eight pages were devoted to this subject. The book is worth the price just to read his thoughts on that bitter campaign last summer.
Finally Todd is a lawyer not a business person or economist. And as such has blind spots in some of his policy solutions. It’s not his fault per se. He doesn’t circle much in these fields and just doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. Here are a few of his solution that I had a beef with.
Education scores are given for science scores for whites, Hispanics, American Indians and African Americans (these hyphenated classifications make me want to vomit). Well here is the politically incorrect truth. Whites have an average IQ of 100, Asian 101, Jews 110+, Hispanics 93, and blacks 85. Ouch that hurts. Vouchers are the right solution. Let the parents and students self segregate based on academics, athletic, knighting, race or any other way they want to. Forcing students with totally different values, intellects and abilities is beyond stupid. That doesn’t mean if Steve Erkel, the black brainy kid on Family Matters, wants to attend the dork school he should be denied. Go for it. The kid would fit right in there. Let the parents and children decide what is best for them. I said it not Todd.
On illegal immigration Mr. Long is right about non enforcement costing blue collar workers jobs and wages. Want a dirty little secret? Blue collar wages are driven down about 37%, depending on worker demand, by illegal immigration.
On page 159 a proposal to have women seeking an abortion view the unborn fetus on an ultrasound to make them sympathetic and possibly change their minds about the abortion is proposed. Bad idea. Some women who have abortions are haunted for years afterward. No need to make it worse. Or maybe that is the intention?
You want to make women responsible for their behavior? A better idea would be to do away with all payments related to children. No welfare, child support, food stamps. Eliminate it all. Give custody to the parent with the most stable employment background. If that fails start looking at dividing the kids up. If that doesn’t work look at the grandparents. If that doesn’t work adoption and finally bring back the orphanages. A dirty little economic secret is that since the 1950’s the biggest change in the family has not been the lack of faith in Jesus Christ but the change in a money supply to unwed mothers and divorced mothers. Charles Murray of the America Enterprise Institute has written several papers and books on the subject. Any economist worth his salt can do a regression analysis of the divorce and unwed mother rate from the 1950’s and find the relationship between increased economic incentives to reward bad behavior and a increase in that behavior. Why my friend in graduate school did just such a regression analysis. People are more inclined to follow Jesus Christ if there are consequences to not following his example. Make the consequences real.
As far as religion in schools as a Libertarian if the parents want it then so be it. I don’t feel if parents object they should be ignored. Let them put their kids in a secular school.
On page 179 there is a condemnation of the news media. We all know the liberal idiots who pollute the air waves on a daily basis. But I don’t think much has changed over the years. Some people want to be informed and some could care less. The media in the 70’s was never fair they just hid their bias better. Hey I am all for honesty. At least know you know you’re getting propaganda from the jerks. I disagree that people are less informed today. If you want to know something you can find it much quicker than back in the day. The same 30% that supported the American Revolution are the same 30% that are well informed today. I have a family of liberals and facts mean nothing to them. Trust me on this. They will seek out the propaganda no matter what.
Abolishing the FCC would be a good first step. The government has no constitutional right to the air waves. Through the whole thing to the industry and have them come up with standards of decency and reporting news events. When they come up with their standards they either sign on or they don’t. If they don’t follow their standards have them sue each other in an arbitration hearing. Fines go to the winner. The FCC is about to silence critics and like any government program is poorly managed and susceptible to politics and dictators. Get rid of it if you ever get the chance.
On health care get rid of Medicaid, Medicare and all federal government related expenditures. Give the people a voucher to the elderly buy health insurance. Eliminate pre-existing clauses. Set up medical savings accounts for the young and so forth. CATO has written several papers on the subject and they have several excellent free market solutions. Mr. Long supports decentralizing government programs to the state and local level. Privatize it all and get the government out of the business.
Pretty much the same thing with social security. Mr. Long does support privatization of social security but also support raising age eligibility requirements if social security is not privatized. Pretty unfair but then again the whole system is unfair. I support giving a rebate to anyone who wants to opt out of the system with interest. That would be fair. And require all private accounts mandated, say 5% of gross income, to be put in federal, state or local bonds. The money will not grow fast but that’s not what it’s for. People can use their income above 5% to invest as they please.
On the ethanol mess I couldn’t quite pick up if Mr. Long was for or against the tariff on Brazilian ethanol. As any respectable economist will tell you tariffs punish consumers at about a 9 to 1 up to a 19 to one ration. For every domestic dollar gain to industry consumers lose $9 to $19. Bill Clinton knew this dirty little economic secret and when he signed NAFTA it helped our economy. Never support tariffs. The government’s policy on energy should be one of encouragement then getting out of the way. Period. Do that and gas will be $1.50 a gallon.
The green people will be disappointed that Mr. Long isn’t for cutting down every tree and eliminating every environmental regulation. Oh well. But as stated before industries should self regulate themselves with the government acting only as the referee throwing the flag when someone cheats. Industries know who cheats, how they do it and if they can get away with it. Setting up a financial system to rat out and fine the bad players would clean up any industry pretty darn quick. I have worked with thousands of contractors over the years and they know all the tricks of the trade. Having them hire industry insiders to check out the other guy would be much more effective than government for life employees looking to make friends.
Overall this was an excellent first book that is very suitable for younger readers and those without a lot of political knowledge. For hard core politicians, economist, business people getting Mr. Long’s positions on issues is refreshing. Mr. Long makes no apologies for his religious faith and takes some very politically dangerous positions. Honesty in a political book is a rare thing these days and he is to be complemented on his frankness. Well worth the read. Best of luck in 2010.
Friday, August 28, 2009
The forces of the people have been waging a assault on Obama and his health care for months now just as the allies in WWII pushed the Germans back out of France and next to the motherland. Like the allies it has been a wonderful campaign of watching the fascist in retreat. Only problem? The other side has a lot of men and material left to do battle with. And like the Battle of the Bulge the people will get a big huge smack down if they don’t take heed to the counter attack coming their way.
What does the other side have? The press. Not to be underestimated. Obama and his emotionally handicapped thugs can turn the press into a vicious attack dog in a New York minute. A few well spoken words that the attack is on and the press will vilify any opponent in its path. And it will.
59 senators and 257 congressmen and women. Legislatively they can do as they please. Fraudulent elections like in Minnesota and Washington are just a warm up for the coming fraud in 2010 and 2012 when California will gain 9 congressional seats due in large part to illegal immigration. If you think your going to get a conservative Republican sympathetic to your values think again. It ain’t going to happen. We have one party rule until succession and revolution.
Inflation. That weasel Ben Bernanke knows his role in the future. He’s the dude that will drop the inflation bomb if things get really bad for the fascist. He can destroy you overnight just like what happened in Argentina where a peso became worthless overnight. And it will happen. The bonds have been issued and the currency printed. It’s already there in place and all the weasel has to do is raise the fed funds rate. You will be destroyed and helpless. Your money worthless. Gas will be $6.00 a gallon. The deed has already been done and Bernanke is just waiting his marching orders from the chosen one. And you will suffer for your disobedience.
What do you do? Get a gun and learn how to use it inside and out. Don’t be like the 6 million Jews during Hitler’s reign that went down without a fight. If the government fights you will you win? No. You will lose but you have to ask yourself do I want to go out like the millions of Jews to the concentration camps or go down with a fight. Well which one is it? You the individual can make a difference.
Protest often and hard. I am a regular working class American like millions of others but have through hard work and my own cash been able to obtain a pretty fricking respectable education. I am fortunate that give or take a little I KNOW where this crapola is leading. We have a bunch of adult juveniles that are slowly waking up to see the coming dictatorship for what it is and those of us who saw through the junk from day one. The question is can we turn back the clock. Its 1934 Germany in America and thanks is to God for people like Glen Beck, Neal Boortz and other less intellectually gifted pundits for getting the word out to the people. WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE ONE LAST PEACEFUL STAND!
Going to Washington DC or a local 9-12 protest is our chance to peacefully engage the imperial federal government before dissent is shut down. We can make a difference! This is your chance and you need to take advantage of it or go to your grave regretting you didn’t make a stand.
In the long run what you need to know is that the USSR broke up over being BROKE! They, the Central Committee, simply could not pay their bills. The army, civil servants, peasants all went unpaid. The USSR federal government was broke. And that is what is happening to OUR federal government. The day China and Singapore lose faith in America and stop buying our treasury notes is the day inflation will kick in and our government will be broke. USSR II. And the ground work has been accomplished by Obama, Bush and our imperial federal government.
If we get to the point where Washington cannot be rescued from itself state legislatures need to be VERY strong in the face of adversity. That day may be a year from now or 20 years from now but that day will come. State legislatures need to self segregate based on their constituents. California will be its own nation. Don’t fight it. The south and Midwest will form the most powerful new nation and the northeast will form its own union. Accept it and don’t waste men and material fighting it. Form free trade alliances and live in peace and liberty. The new motto should be “freedom for those who want to be free.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
As the Irish bastard Ted Kennedy is laid in the grave to spend the rest of his eternal life in purgatory the malcontent fascist, socialist and communist will rally and press the American people for government option health care. They have no choice. The revolution is starting to take hold and it’s not exactly the revolution they envisioned where the people of color got their reparations from the white folks. They must put white people back in their place or lose the revolution.
The politically incorrect truth is the white people of America have finally been awakened after years of wine and roses to the very real possibility that they will soon be the equivalent of serfs working for illegal immigrants and Negros. Talking the talk about equality and privilege. Giving Negros with an education a soft overpaid government job. Appeasing the bastards and then the realization kicks in the thugs and malcontents have real political power sets in. And the old farts go crazy. This is America and as long as the white can self segregate themselves everything was cool. Buy that $350,000 house in the suburbs and forget the cities and lower middle class. And then this Negro comes into power with all his creepy communist friends and the idea of real equality finally dawns on the fine white folks.
Where were these people when affirmative action was discriminating against better candidates in everything from the military to college? Where were the Republicans when desegregation was destroying thousands of schools and communities? Where were these white people standing up for OUR values of honesty and hard work? Where were they? Off in the suburbs ignoring it all. And now you have handed over the power of the White House to a communist educated half Negro who has every intention of following through with a dictatorship of the proletariat to achieve his goals.
And you will soon be outnumbered. Illegal immigrants swarming into California. Yea illegal immigrants with four times the crime rate and not a care about politics flooding your cities. The same losers who supported the PRI in Mexico for 90 years. One party people much like our American Negros who support the democrats 88% to 95% of the time. Kiss your elected representation goodbye and get a gun.
Ted Kennedy died today (8-26-09) after a long battle with brain cancer. The news media will focus on his accomplishments and so will I. He was a life long politician in the Senate for almost 47 years. Let’s see 77 minus 47 equals 30. So basically the guy never had a real job like most modern politicians. A womanizer and reportedly a cocaine and drug user. He was never arrested for the crimes. He was a belligerent opponent if the Iraq war and accused Bush and our troops of war crimes.
He was kicked out of Harvard twice for cheating. Once by himself and a second when he paid a classmate to cheat for him. When he was kicked out of Harvard he accidentally enlisted for four years instead of two. The dufus obviously misread the contract. So typical of our legislatures. When he realized the mistake he went to daddy to straiten it out to two years and ensure he served in Europe not Korea during the war. In two years he never exceeded the rank of private. Even during war time when promotions are handed out like candy. At Virginia law school he received four reckless driving citations but never lost his license. Amazing for all of us young speeders who did lose our licenses’ at one time or another. When he was in a plane crash in 1964 test revealed he was drunk. Of course is there any other way to fly? And of course the defining moment in his life when he had a chance to show real character July 19, 1969 when he got drunk and ran off a bridge with Mary Jo Kopechne in the car. The bastard walked past a fire station and went to his hotel room to sleep off his drunkenness and worry about his political career. Mary Jo lived maybe several hours with a pocket of air clawing at the upside down car floor and finally suffocated while Ted sleep.
During his legislative career he was a champion of spending other people’s money but had several houses and the family fortune kept safe. He helped write legislation that flooded America with illegal immigrants but scarcely anything else of note. He was a stupid drunk from a rich family who found support from all the liberal creeps in Washington. If there is a heaven and hell he surly is in hell.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Oh yes democrats at work. Democracy in action. Congressman Alan Grayson of Orlando held a heath care town hall meeting August 17th at the local Electricians Union Hall 606. The capacity, I kid you not, was 120. There were easily 700 protesters outside who could not get in. And to make matters worse Grayson and his fascist thugs were doing a drivers license check to see if the people were “in his district”. Well we have a problem Mr. Grayson my congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas will not be having a town hall meeting so I guess I am out of luck unless I want a telephone conference.
Of course the majority were union members and their families. For the life of me I cannot understand how any union guy would want to exchange private health insurance for crappy government care. I have worked with these guys many years and in Orlando being a union anything is a tough gig. Many contractors will not hire them and they know it. When they do get a job they have done some quality work. At Orlando City Hall years ago I was the inspector and was very pleased with the welding they did on the key structural elements of the project. Good not great but well done where it really counts. Inspectors always respect the trades when they pull through when it’s an important structural element of the structure.
Anyway Alan used these guys as his front guys along with his three kids to keep the ruckus down. What a goof ball this guy is. What a shame all that intellect had to be wasted in some canned environment. Alan your better than that. Get a high school gymnasium and let it fly dude.
So here we are seeing democracy crushed before our very eyes. Soon all town hall meeting will be stages political infomercials for the members of the party. I will get arrested for my subversive views along with millions of other Americans. And the dictatorship will move on.
As Dick Morris points out now is the time to unload on these guys. Even when they lose in 2010 if Obama’s legislation is passed it will be too late. Once the government gets cap and trade, health care and card check they can unleash inflation that will make the next dictator a forgone conclusion. Obama is the set up guy in my opinion. He’s too weak and stupid to be dictator material. A long vacation in Hawaii would suit him fine. Obama at best will be a spokesperson for the fascist in the Democratic Party. With 9 seats going to California in 2012 the republicans can kiss congress goodbye. No the end of the road is in sight. We revolt now or take our chances 20 years from now after the fascist have been defeated and destroyed both internally and externally.
If you don’t know the story of the Roman Emperor Caligula (12 AD to 41 AD) it is one of brutality and sadness. His father was a great warrior adopted by Emperor Tiberius. He was extremely popular to the extent that he was considered a threat to Emperor Tiberius. It is rumored Tiberius had Germanicus poisoned when Caligula was 6 years old. When Caligula’s mother returned to Rome with her six children she became embroiled in a feud with Tiberius that eventually destroyed the remainder of her family. His mother and brother were exiled in 29 AD on charges of treason. His other brother was imprisoned on charges of treason. Caligula himself was shuttled from grandmother to grandmother and was forced to be Tiberius’s servant. Eventually his mother and two brothers died in prison. By the time Caligula was granted emperor status he could not have hated the senate and people of Rome anymore than he did. Despite this hatred remarkably his first two years were relatively event free. It wasn’t until his third and fourth years that he became the tyrant history remembers him for.
And here we are 1,968 years later with a president in office who is a racist and hates America with every fiber of his being. He blames insurance companies for making his ill mother fill out forms. It never seems to have occurred to him to help his mother fill out the forms. I mean does it take a lawyer to fill out these forms? Oh yea he is a lawyer.
And he just loves that hate whitey speech in his church. His wife hates whitey for keeping her down. The black man built everything in America and white people just sat back and collected the receipts. All this hatred of America and capitalism was reinforced in Hawaii by communist Frank Davis, Columbia white gilt riddled professors, Harvard sycophant law professors, and his disgustingly selfish pig of a wife. He is surrounded by the hate America crowd and the rest of America is waking up to realize there is a crazy in the White House. And it’s only been 6 short months.
What was it 41 czars? And what is the increase in the monetary base? 120%? 140%? The tyrant is going ahead with the dictatorship full blast with or without health care reform. The seeds for the coming financial storm have been planted. The dictator wants nothing less than to make white people slaves to the blacks for past slavery. He doesn’t want reparations. He wants an eye for a eye. Economic slavery. Total and complete subjugation of the white race to minorities, gays, Jews, sexual predators, child molesters and the perverts that make up the Democratic Party. And this would be just fine with the fascist who have control of the Democratic Party.
For those of you who read this far the two graphs are the financial collapse that is looming on the horizon. Sooner or later when the world economy recovers and banks around the world can dump dollars, ponds, francs, lira and other overinflated currencies they will. The prices of imports will increase dramatically as the dollar plummets. Scarcity will become the norm and the dictator will be laughing his half black ass off.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Usually the “gimme generation” is the generation “Y” crowds of older teens and twenty something’s who are all self absorbed with themselves. But when the term “gimme” comes up I tend to think of “The Greatest Generation” as Tom Brokaw termed them. These are the elderly today who went through the Great Depression and WWII. Two generations sacrificed financially and with their blood. After the war many went to college on the GI Bill and the process of hitting up the government for goodies was firmly engrained in the psyche of the folks.
My grandmother is one of these people. She thinks Hoover was a laze faire corporate shrill and Roosevelt a god. When I point out to her taxes were raised to 55% and federal spending increased 40% under Hoover she just ignores it. When I tell her taxes were raised to 70% and the average unemployment rate was 17.2% under Roosevelt’s miserable 11 year dictatorship she doesn’t believe me. To her and millions of elderly there is nothing wrong the federal government can do. And they have been this way for decades. Dictatorship and fascism go together like ice cream, apple pie and baseball for this generation.
And then comes this half Negro president and his party that has paid them off for generations with social security ponzi schemes (this generation only paid 1.65% tax for SS), Medicaid, Medicare and a whole plethora of government goodies taken form their kids and given to them. And all of a sudden the roles are REVERSED! The half Negro and his fascist buddies are now going to rob Medicaid and enrich politicians and give “THEIR” money to illegal immigrants and Negros! Quite astonishing for these coddled old farts who never meet a government hand out they didn’t like.
Quite similar to the Jews reaction in fascist Italy in 1938 when Hitler told Mussolini to start putting his Jewish supporters in ovens instead of the presidential palace. The Jews were the strongest supporters of fascism both politically and financially and JUST LIKE THAT the fascist turned on them. Boom. And the fascist never looked back. The Jews did end up in the ovens just like the elderly will end up dealing with “Death Panels”.
And what is the lesson in all this? Dictatorships and dictators will use anyone to get that power. You may think (psss 78% of American Jews who supported Obama) you’re on the right side of the dictatorship but it can change literally overnight.
And now the greatest generation has had the dictatorship they have nurtured and created their entire life turn on them. Cry me a river.