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January
19
2007
3:01 pm
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On my drive to work recently, I noticed some bumper stickers on the car in front of me.  I do this a lot – let my eyes wander here and there at my neighboring cars, bulletin board changes, new businesses that might have popped up recently, etc.

At first I noticed that the color scheme of the stickers was red/white/blue, well before I could read the text.  Those colors generally put me in a good mood.

The sticker on the left turned out to be

I don’t have to like Bush
to love my Country

And so I think to myself… “another hater”.  I truly don’t understand the extreme vitriol and hatred so many people have.  I mean, I can understand a little, and maybe even respect, someone protesting, or disagreeing with any current administration.  But there are just so many people who just… plain… HATE the man.  I just don’t understand it! 

I think it comes down to the fact that the hatred is initiated.  I mean, it’s one thing to ask someone a question, and then they give you an opinion.  Or maybe you ask them a question, and then the hate pours out.  But with Bush Haters, you don’t even ask.  They don’t wait.  They stick it in your face as much as possible.  They go out of their way to do blog entries, initiate conversations and then they spread the hate and fear with bumper stickers for 24-7 hatred.  I think they like hating things.  I think they’re so far removed from their emotions and actually performing services for themselves and the community that their simple act of hate gives them a sense of accomplishment they cannot achieve for themselves with normal means.

So I look to the other side of the car for the other bumper sticker and it says 

An Eye for an Eye
makes the whole world blind

Whoa.  On the face of it, it’s a cute, pithy remark that makes a witty point but as I think about it more, it truly describes the way liberals see the world.  I believe it’s originally a quote from Gandhi, but in general, it shows how liberals don’t want to punish criminals.  Instead, they want to understand them.  And give them another chance.  And another.  And yet another.  And blame anyone or anything but the criminal for what they did.  They’d rather put responsibility and accountability on someone else’s shoulders, like the government, upbringing, social pressures, etc.  And when you complain that criminals should be punished, they bring up accusations of intolerance. 

For one, an “eye for an eye” won’t make the whole world blind.  It’ll make all the criminals blind, as retribution for making the victims blind.  And to me, if I knew I was going to lose an eye if I took someone else’s eye out, I’d think more than twice about taking someone’s eye out.  Wouldn’t you?  So it seems to me that the criminals get their comeuppins, and then the number of criminals diminish over time. 

And some of them want to indoctrinate early 🙂

So I’m going to come up with some of my own pithy sayings.

  • People who can’t… hate those who can.
  • Think before you hate!
  • Disagreement != hatred

 

November
7
2006
7:18 pm
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Did you vote? If so, I thank you.

If you didn’t, I’m disappointed. Can you comment here as to why? The major reasons I’ve heard for people don’t vote seem pretty weak, so I’m interested to hear why, say almost 70% of the people in Travis County did _not_ vote.

The election machines were _not_ a problem. So incredibly easy I couldn’t believe it. Anyone who has a problem with the design and operation of the machines shouldn’t be allowed to vote (this doesn’t apply to actual outages).

The lines weren’t that bad. Sure, there were prolly 20 folks in front of me but it went quick. It’s not like there was someone who was going to shoot me for voting, like in some countries.

Finding the place to vote at? That _was_ a little frustrating because my precinct (375) changed places, and Google Maps, mapquest, and yahoo Maps all fail to find “quiet moon trail” in Travis County, and the voting phone number rang fast busy all day and their website was mostly unresponsive. So a little ding on the process there. (DING! Voting’s done!)

There were some races where there was only one candidate, and the candidate was a Democrat. I chose not to vote in those, if only to send a statement. I’m hoping the results show that a low percentage actually voted for the sole candidate.

October
31
2006
7:10 am
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Ok, in my “Conspiracy Theories” category, I submit another one here about blogging, anonymity, polls and voting.

Think about these facts:

  • Blogs number in the millions.
  • You usually can’t verify the identity of the blogger easily unless you do it manually.
  • Many blogs are opinion-oriented.
  • Polls of real humans are usually biased by the poll-taker, or at least the results are presented in a biased way.
  • People are frequently moved somewhat by the polls they hear about. (ie, “the majority of Americans are opposed to stem cell research” might be stated, but there’s so much context to take into account and possible bias in the polls that in my opinion, you can’t trust the resulting statement).
  • Voting booths are becoming more and more digital, with the possibility of less and less of a paper trail.

Where am I heading with this? Check out the extended entry below.

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October
30
2006
11:42 am
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Remember – this is your reminder to plan on voting next week.  Make sure you get out and vote!

Some other things to remember:

  • If a political ad is attacking a _person_ rather than an _issue_, think twice before believing it.
  • All negative ads should be investigated personally before believing them.  At least go online and look for both sides.  Like that one about the “phone sex charged to taxpayers” – if you look at the _rest_ of the facts, it’s clear that the ad is an out and out lie and incredibly misleading.
  • While I’m talking about issues and whatnot, keep something in mind when listening to the talking heads: listen for what people say about the issue themselves vs what they say about other people.  If the person is attacking someone else (ie, they’re stupid, they’re morons, they don’t know what they’re talking about, etc) and not talking about what they are for (ie, I believe we should “x”, or the reason we don’t want to “x” is …), don’t put much stock in what they’re saying.

 

October
10
2006
9:12 am
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Anyone who reads my blog can likely guess that I’m Republican in nature.  But I don’t care what affiliation you are — you need to VOTE!

Sure, I’d prefer more people think like me, but I’d much rather trade a doubling of our voting public for a chance that the tides turn politically.  It’s embarassing how many people don’t vote, and I don’t particularly care for the reasons I hear for why people don’t vote:

  • My vote won’t count (aka, I’m in a BLUE state and I’m BLUE so what’s the point)
  • It’s not convenient
  • The vote is rigged anyway

What nonsense.  I wish more people would understand what a blessing they have in the ability to vote.  We’re so spoiled as a society in America and I fear the more spoiled we get, the more likely it is we’ll lose it all.

And for your reading pleasure, I placed a political voting-related joke in the extended entry below.

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October
3
2006
10:18 am
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How desperate does a party need to be to try and capitalize on a scandal and attempt to tie it to unrelated party members, and request that someone step down based on the actions of someone else?

House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Illinois, ignored a call by a conservative Washington newspaper for him to resign as fallout continued from the political scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley and his explicit instant messages.

Story on CNN

and I have more diatribe in the extended entry below…

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June
19
2006
6:27 pm
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I feel like our country is prone for a Civil War in the next 20 years or so.

Like most of my personal views, I’m not that good at debating about them or backing them up. I don’t know if I’m writing about this because I’m a secret psychic and I just want to jot it down and get credit for it later when it happens, or if I just want to purge my mind of some of the info and fear I have, or if I’m just exercising my American right to be wrong and tell everyone else about it.

I read the comics this morning and Opus, Doonesbury, Non Sequiter were all basically bashing the President, failing at masking their hatred and disgust behind humor. Some of the humor I got – Opus was decently funny I suppose, but ended up not being worth my time to read (like I can talk, right?) Non Sequiter has always been one of my favorite comics, so I read it when I can… but this one just made me not like it as much any more.

On TV, the Nanny has to come fix people’s kids for them.

The government won’t allow parents to take care of their own kids with loving discipline and making their own decisions, and instead is gradually trying to become “parent” to all, harboring the intent to take care of people from birth to death as much as possible. It’s as if the government wants to take away the right of all Americans to learn from their mistakes, obtain the initiative for themselves to make something for themselves, and atrophy into mindless blobs that reads the news spun for them, watches the commercials directed and targeted to them, pays the taxes demanded and withheld from them and become unarmed drones in the “high standard of living” army.

People are whiners. Whiners with power. Think about the spoiled prince who never learns anything for himself other than how to order others to do their bidding, no matter the cost to the persons involved. He’s a whiner with power. In return, he gives up his dignity and humanity.

Then consider the 250 million princes in the US. Many of them are whiners with power. These 250 million princes give up their rights to privacy, their potential at greatness and their trustful giving to their neighbors. Talk about the “Me” generation… what else could come from people raised by Tivo, no concept of delayed gratification, an insistence that someone who has more than them *must* share, and no requirement ever to actually physically *do* something of consequence or “natural” effect. We as humans are so far removed from the knowledge and experience that our forefathers gained out of survival, be it dark ages fighting nature, predatory animals and diseases, other ages where men faught other men in politics or religion in barbaric wars, or modern wars such as WWII, Vietnam, Korean War, Gulf War, Iraq (I’m only listing the US-based wars because I’m biased and frankly ignorant of the wars other countries have had shape their culture and mindset).

I’d heard a quote somewhere… something along the lines of “you have to have a war every 30 years or so, otherwrise people will forget and we can’t have that.” When I had first heard it, I thought “that’s terrible. I hope no-one starts a war just because they think this is true.” And then I realized that social forgetfulness is the enemy, not a simple lack of war. But here’s the rub: How do you get people to listen?

My wife says I don’t do things when I’m asked nicely, and she’s right. Let’s say she nicely asks me to take care of this, or that, I file it away and don’t address it because it’s not urgent. She asks again later, and again is nice. I say “yeah sure” but end up forgetting it or prioritizing it very low. She might ask 30 times, but I continue to ignore the importance of the request, and I’m wrong for doing that. Of course, when I’ve ignored her to the point that I’ve forced her to yell at me to do it… what do you think I do? I do it, of course!

So that teaches my wife the wrong thing: that she doesn’t get results when she’s nice. Granted, she’s a loving wife and continues to be nice despite her knowing it does no good, and that I chalk up to her love for me. I appreciate her continued willingness to try the “right course” even though she could probably get 100 to 1 odds in vegas that next time, I’m still going to do anything *but* what she asked me to.

I think War is Nature’s way of yelling at us.

We’re just not listening. Mother Nature and the Way Things Are gives us plenty of hints. But in the whiner’s subconscious mind, it’s *in their best interest* to ignore the signs. To recognize the hints means to do work. And if they just ignore them, they’ll probably get away with years and years of what we want: laziness, high standard of living, and we only have to give up a little bit of liberty and potential.

Reminds me of Christopher Walken‘s motivational speech in Poolhall Junkies. Of course, putting the words here does no justice to Walken, as he has got to be one of the most fantastic actors out there…

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Walken: You watch those nature documentaries on the cable?
Mars: Yeah.
Walken: See the one about lions?
Got this lion.
He’s the king of the jungle. Huge mane, out to here.
He’s laying down under a tree, in the middle of Africa.
He’s so big. He’s so hot.
He doesn’t want to move.
The little lion cubs, they start messing with him.
Biting his tail, biting his ears. He doesn’t do anything.
The lioness, she starts messing with him… coming over, making trouble. Still nothing.
Now, the other animals notice this… and they start to move in, the jackals.
Hyenas.
They’re barking at him, laughing at him.
They nip his toes and eat the food that’s in his domain.
They do this… then they get closer and bolder, till one day…
that lion gets up and tears the sh*t out of everybody…
runs like the wind, eats everything in his path.
‘Cause every once in a while, the lion has to show the jackals…
who he is.
It’s too late to be scared. It’s time to kill.

To me,

  • The lion is American individualism and achievement of full social potential.
  • The little lion cubs are his decendents (not necessarily his own offspring, but future generations), raised in an environment of indulgence and abundance.
  • The lioness is the liberal movement gnawing away at liberties, rights to earn for ones self and the taking away of the right to keep and bear arms.
  • The jackals are other members of society, realizing they can chip away at what the lion has, take it for their own and control it. They tax and create a dependent society of hyenas.
  • The hyenas are the people who follow the jackals, not realizing what they’re actually doing but just following along with the actions, content with their bitter attitude, hatred and anger, and the benefits they get by taking from others. I’d say the jackals do the actual infiltration and initiate the takeover and hyenas are all too happy to clean up and gorge on the leftover carnage.
  • The lion getting up and tearing up everyone is War.

And it comes down to social forgetfulness. The Lion needs to teach the lion cubs to respect him at an early age. The lioness needs to be kept in check. The Lion must not allow himself to be disarmed and ruined slowly by the jackals and hyenas.

I see social forgetfulness every day. I see whiners with power complaining that this road doesn’t go where it’s supposed to, or why isn’t the government taking care of me, or my stupid boss caught me lying about being sick. Or “why do I need to take care of my kid — he’s at school and they need to take care of him for me”.

Another type of whiner with power is the person who practices second-guessing our President’s (or anyone’s) motives or actions, as if this whiner w/power 1) has all the information available to them, 2) has actually digested *any* useful information about it, 3) has reviewed and weighed all the options non-stop for lengthy periods of time and 4) has countless dedicated staff to help with the decision. They seem to actually think that someone (anyone) in an extreme position of power blindly makes decisions based on their whims or personal beliefs. And so they hate. And envy. And criticize.

And whine.

So I fear that the complacent spoiled masses directed by a few extremely evil folks will cause those who pursue American dream and employ Individualism (as defined by Ayn Rand) and embody Objectivism to go all Twisted Sister on everyone and say “We’re not gonna take it!”

June
15
2006
8:05 pm
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Cheap Labor

Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about?

Business don’t want to pay a decent wage, consumers don’t want expensive produce, and the Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.

But the bottom line is cheap labor.

“The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

Take, for example, an illegal non-English-speaking Mexican who sneaks in here with his wife and five children.

He takes a job for five or six dollars an hour. At that wage with six dependents he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year if he files income tax he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent, he qualifies for food stamps. He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care. His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school. He requires bilingual teachers and books.

Wait, there’s more! He qualifies for relief from high energy bills. If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for medicare.

All of this is at that taxpayers expense. Oh wait, I’m not done yet.

He doesn’t have to worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material. He cannot be fired, harassed, or sued. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20 to $30 an hour in benefits.

Contrast this with working Americans, who are lucky to have $5 or $6 an hour left after paying their bills and his.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT!”

note: I received this in email and changed it a little bit (formatting). I am not the author.

May
25
2006
11:14 pm
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A Somali arrives in Minneapolis as a new immigrant to the United States. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you Mr. American for letting me in this country, and giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care and free education!” But the passerby says “You are mistaken, I am Mexican”.

The man goes on and encounters another passerby. “Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America!” The person says “I no American, I Vietnamese.”

The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says “Thank you for the wonderful America!” That person puts up his hand and says “I am from Middle East, I am not an American!”

He finally sees a nice lady and asks suspiciously, “Are you an American?” She says, “No, I am from Russia!” So he is puzzled, and asks her, “Where are all the Americans?” The Russian lady looks at her watch, shrugs, and says… “Probably at work …”

May
17
2006
3:16 pm
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This is attributed to Andy Rooney on 60 mins, per an email I received recently. I’m not sure if that’s correct, because as a Lazy American, I’m not always going to verify everything I get. So I’m loosely attributing it to him given that’s what I was told.

Either way, I really like the sentiments, points and opinions stated.

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I don’t think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the UnitedCaucasianCollege Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens…Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.

I have the right “NOT” to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.

I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn’t die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.

I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can’t understand the word “freeze” or “stop” in English, see the above lines.

I don’t think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.

I don’t hate the rich I don’t pity the poor.

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn’t stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that’s better, and put your name on the building.

It doesn’t take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say “NO!”

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don’t pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don’t want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

I am sick of “Political Correctness.” I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be “African-Americans”? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don’t go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and nowhere else

And if you don’t like my point of view, tough…

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

I was asked by a friend to send this on with the option of agreeing with it’s message…or delete if I didn’t. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having “In God We Trust” on our money and having “God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don’t we just tell the other 14% to Shut Up, Sit Down… and BE QUIET!!!

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