Friday, November 7, 2008

Responding to Libs 2

"Congress DID authorize the fight without a declaration of war. So what??? That doesn't make it Constitutional."

That's certainly a true statement. Sadly, more and more, Congress, POTUS, and especially the courts, have either ignored the Constitution, or "interpreted" it in a manner that's so illogical only an insane person could follow it. That said, in this case, we have to decide if what we're doing now constitutes a true "war" or is more like a military police action. IMO, war means going all out, with full effort and as much force as is necessary, to totally and completely defeat enemy nations of our country. We haven't done that since WWII.

I would hope that as a "believer in the Constitution" you would agree that Congress is limited in its powers and cannot simply grant itself unlimited authority.

I feel ALL branches of Government should be extremely limited in power. I do, however, feel that the Commander-in-Chief should have full authority to act immediately if he feels national security is threatened by a foreign entity, be it a nation or a terrorist cell.

My only point was that when the republicans have made such an absolute mess of your country an imbecile knows it's time for change .

OK, the Republicans have done a crappy job. Agreed. But before I "change" anything, I want a credible, viable, alternative. Obama's way is neither. The man's words have no substance, other than I get that he:
  • Hates coal.
  • Wants to jack up taxes on "the rich", which by his nutty calculations, includes me.
  • Spread the wealth, ie, Income Redistribution, ie, take from those who work, and give to those who don't.
  • Ban personal ownership of firearms, thus leaving us defenseless.
  • Allow, and expand on the continued murder of preborn infants.
That sort of change I can happily do without.

The US electorate seems to have supported that view in pretty large numbers .

Not in the state I live in, but overall, yes. What I find so disheartening are the number of Obama supporters who worship at the feet of "change" yet cannot give any specifics as to exactly what those changes will be, or how it will specifically help them.

My opinion is this election was more about "Anybody But Bush" and the Republican Party offered no real alternative.

I live in Ireland ,i have no idea where you're getting your 70 percent tax brackets from .

I looked up Ireland in the Tax Misery Index, and indeed your nation is very low compared to other European nations like Sweden.

Anti gun Whackos ? As opposed to what ,over 40000 handgun deaths a year ,and exactly how many school shootings ?

First of all, that's a totally bogus stat, but that's not the point. If it were 10 times that number, it would not change my opinion on this issue. In fact, it would actually enforce it.

There are basically 3 types of death by firearm, or "handgun" if you prefer:

Accidental: The number is falling thanks to a stronger emphasis on firearm safety instruction; but in a world where hemorrhoid medication requires a warning not to take orally, I don't see much hope that the number will ever get too low.

Suicide: Someone who is determined to end it all is going to succeed no matter the means.

Murders: The key point here is that murders are committed by criminals. I'm all for taking firearms away from criminals. I'm even more for taking criminals out of society. What I'm not for is taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens.

Tell me, have your tyrannical anti-gun laws in Ireland taken all firearms away from criminals? Don't even bother to answer because I know the answer is of course not, because that's simply not possible. Instead, law-abiding citizens, like you I assume, are rendered all but defenseless. You have to put your faith in pepper sprays, maybe a big stick, and the police.

That's all hunky-dory until Mickey O'Thug and his gang jump you, stick a 9mm in your face, and rape your wife and daughter in front of you.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Crappy Week Continues...

To put it mildly, this has not been The Greyman's best week. My beloved Cowboys continue their tailspin. The election goes, shall we say, rather opposite of what I was looking for. Brian and I get sideways for a bit. I'm at war with Comcast Cable. My brother-in-law borrowed my truck and smoked in it, and now I can't decide whether to beat the living snot out of him or have him accidentally fall into a cage filled with ravenous pit bulls.

Brians Page, Moderator Tyranny, & Politics

Way back when (Mid-90's) I was a serious participant in several political Compuserve forums. (If you don't know what a forum is, or hell, even a "Compuserve" look it up. You'll likely learn something.)

Anyway, those forums were moderated to the point that, while you could vehemently disagree, you HAD to be civil while doing so. I preferred it that way because cursing and name calling is the last resort of the debater who's lost. Thus became my lessons, well learned and taken to heart, on how to debate and disagree while still being civil.

My point? I have three:

  • I welcome any and all comments here. Agree with me? Great, because I think I'm right too. Disagree? Wonderful. Let me know, only please make a point, don't just slam me as wrong or call me names. Not that I can't take it, it just fails to move the debate forward and is waste of time.
  • I'm omni-topical here, within reason. I mean, I'll discuss (Most) sports. I'll discuss politics. I'll discuss media, meaning TV and film, and of course, I'll discuss damsels-in-distress.
  • While I am omni-topical, Brians Page is NOT. The Moderator is narrow (I would say "anal") beyond comprehension at times on what topics he allows and what is said. Politics are definitely NOT on the favored list, to say the least. well, that caused a recent problem when I posted an update notice... which I've done for years with no issue... and some people responded there instead of here concerning politics. Why? That I have no answer to, since anyone is welcome to respond here at will. Stupidity? Brain-cramp? Anyway, I missed the whole thing, other than him deleting the posts and my update notice. Plus, apparently someone used my name to post some derogatory remarks, the nature of which I still don't know, but it was NOT me.

It would end there, but while the response posts deletions I understand and support, as usual the Moderator goes over the line and hammers me as well, being his often rude prick self. If I deserve it, fine, but in this case I was innocent. I didn't break any rule... other than his apparent NEW rule regarding... uh, err, update notices to DiD sites, and that's what this is, that might mention politics? That's so oddball illogical... I'll leave it at that.

I'm on politics because that's what's "hot" right now. I'm working on a damsel article right now as well. Believe me, let Jennifer Love Hewitt wind up with a knot-gag in her mouth (Sigh....)

Uhhh... what was I saying... ? Oh yes.... and I'll be all over that like white on rice.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Responding To The Libs

LOL! I post several (IMO) well written and rather intuitive DiD blogs with just a few responses total, and then I pop up a political one and bam, I have more than I can respond to.

But, trooper that I am, I shall endeavor to try:

Pat, a wise man once said, "Judge a person by his friends, but also by his enemies." I became aware long ago that most liberals despise Ann with virulent hatred rarely seen. (I'm always amused by that. We conservatives are constantly branded as "haters" but amongst the right wing we have a saying "Nobody hates like a liberal hates")

Many so-called conservatives are little more than Republican Party shills. I love Ann because she, like I, am a conservative by nature, a Republican by default. She is incredibly insightful, and she doesn't take any shit from libs. Yes, she has a caustic, sardonic, wit, but then, so do I, so how can I fault her for that?

To "Anonymous":

I would hardly call this a war, at least in the way "normal" wars are typically waged. This is a fight against terrorism. Semantics, I'll admit, but Congress DID authorize the fight, and if the Democrats in Congress want to end the fight, all they have to do is pull the financial plug.

Truman, a democrat, started the Korean war and Kennedy/LBJ, also democrats, started the Vietnam war. Chew on that for awhile.

I-do-not-support-McCain other than he's simply a better bad choice than the other guy, who sucks. I (Barely) support McCain because he's the only alternative to Barack who has a shot at winning.

To "Cagney":

Sorry, while I have nothing against you personally, I'm not about to start taking political lectures from a European. 70%-plus tax brackets? Not no, but heeeeellll no. You guys are still anti-gun wackos, even though history has proven time and again that your leaders/dictators/kings will mass-murder you at best, screw you in the ass then mass-murder you at worst. Most of your countries, the Brits being the exception, all but give the terrorists blow-jobs rather than actually fight and kill the bastards, and... oh yeah... fucking France.

At it's worst, we are still the greatest nation this world has ever seen by far.

`Nuff said.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Holding My Nose, My Vote Goes To...

... John McCain.

Reasons, and why "holding my nose"?

Those of you familiar with me know that I've never held back on my political views, but for any newbies, I am an unabashed Conservative. If that's not direct enough, read Ann Coulter. She and I agree 99.9% of the time.

  • I believe in small, limited, government... for many reasons, but mainly because anything and everything the government tries to do "for us" quickly becomes a bloated, bureaucratic nightmare of a fuck-up. Yes, that includes the military, but that's the one thing I would not entrust to the private sector. Everything else, however, is fair game.
  • I believe in honoring the Constitution as it is written, and in the cases where the wording is considered somewhat vague, looking at the original intent of the Founding Fathers, then proceeding accordingly.
  • I believe people should do for themselves, and in cases where they can't, they should look to family, and then to a local Charity/church for assistance. Personally, I would become a bum and walk the streets before I would ever take a nickel from the government tit.
  • I believe in the open, fair market system. I believe high taxes hinder everyone and help no one. I believe income should not be taxed at all, but if it has to be, then it should only be taxed once.
  • I believe in the death penalty for very bad people, but would not be opposed, in the cases where there's at least a slim possibility of the person being innocent, to life under hard labor with absolute zero chance of parole... unless they're later found innocent of course.
  • I believe in the absolute right of every competent, law-abiding, citizen to own and carry whatever firearm they choose (With moderate, common sense restrictions on full-auto and/or explosive weapons) with no limits on number or time of purchase.
  • I believe the freedom of speech should include all speech, not just speech that liberals approve of.
  • I believe skin color should never matter, but that it always will so long as minorities fail to follow the same guideline.
  • I believe in legal immigration, and that illegal immigration would be eliminated by all possible, common sense means.
  • I believe in individual freedom of choice, and yes, that would include abortion. except that in this case the life of an innocent baby is at stake, and I will never concede that anyone, women included, should have the right to kill a baby... pre-born or not.
These views label me as a Conservative, but sadly many in the GOP don't feel the same way. I have no problem with Bush's war policies, (Except for pussy-footing around instead of kicking ass at at times) but I have a huge problem with him spending our money like a drunken liberal.

John McCain has always been on my list of bad Republicans. He's the poster child for the term "RINO" (Republican In Name Only). While you have to admire his military record, and I do, he's all over the place in his core beliefs, which in my mind means he has no core beliefs.

Oh, he can be a Conservative at times, but he has no problem jumping ship when he feels the wind blowing the other way. Bottom line, McCain would have been just about my last choice to run for our side.

I was so incensed, in fact, that for a brief moment or two I actually wanted Hillary/Obama to win, just so the country could see what true liberalism is all about for four years, and maybe, just maybe, shake up the Republican Party and get them off these so-called "moderate" Republican candidates. But then, I came to my senses and realized there was simply too much at stake in the appointing of judges.

Obama is a true believer wealth distributor, which means he take's money from those who work and earn and want nothing from the government (Me) and gives it to lazy, low-life scum who are the dregs of our society.

He is an extremeist when it comes to gun control. He wants to puch forward on universal health care. If that happens, perpare for your taxes to rise to new heights, and for the quality of your health care to decline dramatically.

So, I'm voting McCain. If John had Sarah Palin's conservatism, I'd have no issue with the man and it would be a slam dunk.

I don't know what's going to happen. The polls strongly favor Barack, but that's always the case. Certainly the media has completely lost any measure of fairness this time. They allow Obama to walk on water untouched while nit-picking the slightest McCain/Palin error for everyitng thet can possibly squeeze out of it.

Comments are, as always, welcome.