Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let Detroit Go Bankrupt

This commentary by Mitt Romney sums up what I have been feeling about the auto industry.

My favorite quote:

"...retiree benefits must be reduced so that the total burden per auto for domestic makers is not higher than that of foreign producers.

That extra burden is estimated to be more than $2,000 per car. Think what that means: Ford, for example, needs to cut $2,000 worth of features and quality out of its Taurus to compete with Toyota’s Avalon. Of course the Avalon feels like a better product — it has $2,000 more put into it."

No wonder I bought a Mazda.

THIS is how he became the most powerful man in the world...



Now we know. Not that we didn't before. This just proves it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Images of Hate









All of these images are from an article written by an LDS member of the LAPD who personally witnessed what was happening. You can read the article here.

"Political Terrorism"

Thanks to www.hotair.com for being one of the only news outlets to pick up on this:

Open Season on Mormons in California

Once again, the "tolerant" left shows their true colors.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hypocrisy...again.

So, I have a problem with hypocrites. And I have a bigger problem with hypocrites that attack old ladies.

Watch this video.

If you are not fuming mad at the absolute animosity of the crowd toward this little old woman, you should be ashamed of yourself, no matter what party you are from, no matter what your religion, no matter what your situation is. If you are a human being, you should realize that this is NOT how we treat ANYONE! Especially the elderly. I have some choice words for those men yelling in her face. But I'll hold my tongue. Well, maybe I won't.

So here we are, 2008. We are told time and time again that conservatives are hateful, bigoted war-mongers that won't conform to the new society, whatever that is. But here is where it REALLY gets me mad.

Proposition 8. California.
The people voted.
It passed.
The courts overturned it.
So the people voted again.
It passed.

Now, instead of accepting the fact that the people have spoken, and teh democratic process worked, those that were against it are violently protesting. I can only assume that once again, they will undermine the democratic process by taking this one back to the courts.

So the left are the "tolerant" ones, accepting of people with "alternative" lifestyles. This is the image they portray. Anyone who opposes them is a racist, hate-monger, bigot.

HOW ABOUT YOU GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR! I AM FINE WITH YOU PROTESTING ACCORDING TO YOUR VIEWS - I ENCOURAGE IT BECAUSE IT IS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT! BUT THE ACTIONS I SAW IN THIS VIDEO ABHOR ME. HOW DARE YOU VIOLENTLY SILENCE THE VOICE OF SOMEONE WITH AN OPPOSITE VIEWPOINT! AND AN ELDERLY WOMAN AT THAT. HOW TO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELVES? PRETTY HONERABLE TO GO AFTER AN ELDERLY WOMAN IN SUCH A VIOLENT WAY, DONT YOU THINK?

This makes my blood boil! Such a double standard. The entire country needs to see what the "tolerant" left will do to anyone with an opposing viewpoint. Shame. Shame on them.

Send that video link to as many people as you can. People need to see what the "tolerant" side REALLY is.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What the rich do with their money when they don't have to pay taxes...


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Friday night my wife and I were invited to a gala dinner for a lot of very wealthy people. (We are not classified in that category, but were there with them) These people had organized this dinner to recognize a few groups and individuals, and to hob-nob with eachother. Now, at first we were kind of mocking it, feeling a bit out of place. It was at the Grand America in downtown Salt Lake City, which is a VERY nice hotel. We walked into the ballroom to take our seats, and were blown away at the tables, the centerpieces, and just the grandeur of what was there. My wife leaned over to me and said "This is how the top level lives!" We chuckled, amazed at the richness of everything around us, again, feeling totally out of place. I looked at my jacket and noticed that I still had baby spit-up remains on my shoulder. It was faint, but consider that my last daughter is now 19 months old!
So we sat down at our table, and it was amazing what was in there. We began reading the program for the night, realizing that some of the dignitaries there were L Tom Perry and Jeffrey R Holland of the Qurum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Archbishop (or something like that) of the Salt Lake Diocese (sp?), Senator Orrin Hatch, a few others, and one of the people receiving an award that night was First Lady Laura Bush. So there was quite the crowd.
What struck me, was what this event was for. It was for a foundation called Enterprise Mentors International. If you don't know anything about them, they are an organization that through donations, provides "micro-loans" to individuals in poor countries to help them out of poverty. As they call it, "give them a hand up, not a hand out." These micro loans are micro indeed: $150 usually. That is almost a month's wages for most of these people. The loans have a small amount of interest to pay for administrative tasks, and most recipients are able to pay it back relatively quickly, because it helps them build their businesses and even employ more people so that they can be more productive. There are so many great success stories.
You may thing this is a great government sponsored organization, that helps with humanitarian efforts around the globe. Yet this is even better - a private organization that is funded with donations, not government grants. They have nothing to do with the government, and that is why they are so successful.
This is a testament that people will do so much more and can help so many more people when they can use their own money. Most of the people that donate donate a LOT of their own money to this foundation. I leaned over to my brother in law and mentioned what will happen to foundations like this when Obama's tax plan goes into effect. The money that these wealthy individuals are willfully gifting to this organization will instead, be confiscated by the federal government and redistributed as a "hand-out" rather that a "hand-up". Organizations like this will suffer because those that have given in the past will not have the means to continue giving like they had previously.
Any private organization will do a better job than a government entity. This one proves it. Obama wants us to believe that the wealthy are unpatriotic and greedy, and the less fortunate have a right to that money to "level the playing field." Is that what this country was founded on? This country was founded on the belief that if you wanted to be successful, you could be as successful as you wanted, and no one could stop you. It is sad to me to think that these individuas will not be able to help as much once Obama's redistribution kicks in.

This is living proof that people who are allowed to keep their money that they work for will do so much more good with it, than any government that employs the forced redistribution of wealth can. Proof that capitalism breeds more compassion for others than socialism ever could.

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Enterprise Mentors International

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Here comes the "change"...


Let me first say that I am proud that we have elected our first Black President. I sincerely mean that. I hope that he will do a good job. But I can't help but feel that our country took a step in a new direction last night. And I wouldn't necessarily say that it was a good direction. We just chose to go down a path that countries before us have tried, only to result in miserable failure. That is the path of socialism.

50 years ago, Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev bragged to the US Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson: "Your grandchildren will live under communism!" To which Secretary Benson enthusiastically replied: "If I have it my way, your grandchildren will live free!" Khrushchev, undeterred, fired back: "Oh you Americans! You're so gullible! We'll spoon feed you socialism until you're Communists and don't even know it. We'll never have to fire a shot!" (Listen to Ezra Taft Benson's own words of the discussion here.)

I fear for our country. I fear that my children will not enjoy the blessings of freedom that I have been able to enjoy. Some may ask, "How can you honestly believe that Obama is a socialist?" To understand this, you must first understand what government's role REALLY is. The founding fathers established the government of the United States to be LIMITED government. The government has few responsibilities. These are:
  1. To secure the rights of life (defend the nation), liberty (do not interfere with individual responsibility and accounability), and the pursuit of happiness (meaning the pursuit of property - the profit motive).
Every thing that the government does should go through this filter. Obama's policies are going to weaken our national defense (and in turn, embolden our enemies), remove individual responsibility and accountability (by stealing from those that have to give to those that don't without requiring anything of them), and severely limiting the pursuit of happiness (by removing the profit motive - why should I work hard to earn what will be taken away?).

In short, I challenge you to look beyond the handsome man, the eloquent speaker, the charismatic leader, and look at the policies and beliefs of the man that you just elected to be your leader.

I fear that the majority of voters knew WHO they voted for, but not WHAT they voted for. Unfortunately, we have sown the seeds of our own destruction. There was a short window of opportunity to prevent it, but I truly feel that time has come and gone. The question is: Now what?