Archive for February, 2013

It must be nice

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Rants

So the government has shut down for the holiday (President’s Day).  This wasn’t a big surprise to me except for the fact that their vacation is over one F-ing week long…for President’s DAY!  What goes through the lazy ass minds of these “people”?  Gee, we’re doing such a bang-up job fixing the economy, pushing gun “control”, and lining our own pockets that we deserve a vacation!  According to the (unbiased?) Washington Times and other sources, the House voted 222-190 to take 10 days off for President’s Day.  According to the Washington Times article Every Democrat voted against the vacation but Republicans are using it as a power play against Obama.

In all honesty, I’m not up on the whole sequestering business (or lack there of).  I did find a better explanation of the situation from an ABC News article.  In a nutshell our politicians couldn’t agree on the “Fiscal Cliff” so they put a band-aid on the situation by creating the (not so) Supercomittee to come up with a plan.  Then when the next deadline came they gave themselves another extension until now.  Supposedly this deadline is the one that counts although I thought the Fiscal Cliff was supposed to cause a disaster as well.

When is enough going to be enough?  How long before we as a people decide to take back our country?  I, for one, am sick of a bunch of disconnected morons getting voted into office by groups of uninformed “voters” who just regurgitate the crap they hear from talking heads that are getting their palms greased by the rich friends of the disconnected morons!  It is the fault of both sides.  Neither side can agree on anything because all they ever think about is the next election cycle.  That and because of the ways laws are written, you can’t vote on something without looking bad.  Watch for it during the next round of elections.  Remember when Obama proposed Pre-K for everyone during his SOTU address?  Where is that money going to come from?  I’m sure it will be rolled into some other bill that is unrelated; so when someone votes against it that person’s opponent will run adds saying said candidate voted against education.  The only fix I see (short of a new revolution) is the implementation of Term limits, law reform, and a clean slate of politicians.

Posted: February 16, 2013 in Just Plain Interesting!

Amazing stuff!

TED Blog

It’s a humbling day to be an Earthling. Just sixteen hours before the highly-anticipated flyby of the asteroid 2012 DA14, the skies above the Chelyabinsk region of Russia were shattered by the explosion of an incoming meteor. Although fortunately nobody appears to have been killed by the blast, more than 1,000 people reported injuries, mostly from flying glass and debris.

We know that these objects are out there, but what are scientists doing to locate them? And how would we respond if one were found to be on a collision course with our planet?

At TEDxMarin, Dr. Ed Lu gave a fascinating talk highlighting the efforts that scientists like himself are making to detect and deflect near-Earth objects.

“You don’t need oil miners and Bruce Willis” to push an asteroid off course, says Dr. Lu. “Deflecting asteroids is not that hard. We have the technology to do…

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Masters of Distraction

Posted: February 16, 2013 in My Observations
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I just found this article and wanted to share it.  I remember thinking to myself that the media and Liberal Night Live (SNL) are going to have a field day distracting everyone from the real issues and trying to discredit Rubio.  Remember Sara Palin’s “I can see Russia from my house comments?”  Yeah, she never said that. It was from a Tina Fey spoof of her from SNL.  Unfortunately when I talk to most people, they still think it’s a legitimate quote.  That’s just a small example of the power held by the mainstream media.

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2013/20130215001-rubio-career.html?a=1#HWyRF67goieSyXAA.01

Obama’s State of the Union

Posted: February 14, 2013 in My Observations
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During last nights “State of the Union” address, I found myself wondering how we were going to pay for all of these “infrastructure improvements”.  I mean, there is no doubt that we need to take care of our highways, bridges, tunnels, etc.; but there is no “easy button” to magically make these things happen.  I’ve already noticed the decrease in my paychecks and I’m a common middle-class factory worker.  What happened to not raising taxes on the middle class?  

Oh, the truth was that they (both Obama and Romney) were just going to let the Bush tax breaks expire; therefore they wouldn’t technically raise taxes.  This is the type of garbage 99% of politicians use to dupe the American public.  At least 37% of Congress are lawyers so it makes sense that politicians are masters of the double talk.  For some reason I can let this slide.  I mean, who would actually get elected if they ran on a 100% honesty policy?  “Yes we will have to make cuts to Medicare and Schools, or Defense and tax breaks, or some combination of the two.”  That isn’t what the sheeple want to hear.  Instead people want to hear  that it’s all going to be ok.  You don’t have to sacrifice anything and you can have it all!  Which eventually all gets boiled down to a catchy slogan that ends up on signs and bumper stickers everywhere.

My problem is all of the shady back door deals being done.  If you think that some rich guys/corporations are willing to give another rich guy a bunch of money for their campaign just because they “believe” in their candidate’s message, then I have some magic beans I’d like to sell you.  The truth is when candidates can raise around and over $1 BILLION they have some big promises to keep.  Then you have things like Obama’s Solyndra and other questionable transactions.

My point is that after all the happy, hopeful talk is over the general population who “believed” in the winning candiate usually puts their head in the sand when anything goes wrong.  Then those that opposed said candidate are marked as sore losers.  We need to stop worrying about which side is winning and start focusing on what our country is losing.