Monday, July 16, 2012

Here's the Bottom Line:

The words of President Obama speaking at a campaign stump in Virgina last week.   The belief system behind these words are the core issue of why I believe the United States can not afford 4 more years of President Obama's policies.  America was built by individuals who believed that they could achieve something special.  They dreamed it, and they worked hard to achieve it.  America provides opportunity to the individual to achieve greatness, not the collective.  Those individuals may decide to take a group with them on their journey to American Exceptionalism.  But it is the option of the individual, not the government, to share the rewards of their achievements. 

Of course Rush Limbaugh has some thoughts on this:


No Words Necessary

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys"
             - P.J. O'Rourke

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the deficit for the full year, which ends on Sept. 30, will total $1.17 trillion. That would be a slight improvement from the $1.3 trillion deficit recorded in 2011, but still greater than any deficit before Obama took office.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Rights, Your Rights, Gay Rights

As a continuation of a previous post, the right of gay couples to form a lifelong commitment continues to create dilemmas for society. 

Consider the case of  case of Vanessa Willock v. Elane Photography.

Willock, in the midst of planning her wedding to her girlfriend, sent the photography company an e-mail request to shoot the commitment ceremony. Elaine Huguenin, who owns the company with her husband, replied: "We do not photograph same-sex weddings. But thanks for checking out our site! Have a great day!"
Willock filed a complaint, and at the hearing she explained how she felt.
"A variety of emotions," she said, holding back tears. "There was a shock and anger and fear. ... We were planning a very happy day for us, and we're being met with hatred. That's how it felt."

So in this age of political correctness, "Have a great day!" is seen as "hatred" toward gays.  This isn't a situation where the photographer showed up the day of the wedding and refused to perform their contracted duties.  This was in response to an e-mail enquiry months prior to the wedding. 

The photographers lost the case and have been order to pay $6,600 to the happy couple.   And it's happening more and more.  In Washington, the 7th state to permit same sex marriage, individuals have filed 48 complaints with Washington's Human Rights Commission alleging discrimination in public accommodations.

I'm fine with the concept of two people whose love for each other lead them to want to form a lifetime union.  But before you hit me over the head with laws granting everyone the right to marry, let's talk about how we are going to protect everyone's rights.  Including the right of a church, florist, photographer, whoever,  to not participate in the wedding.

After all, isn't the core issue here equal rights for EVERYONE?

Michelle Malkin for V.P.

I love Michelle Malkin.  Smart and beautiful.   If it wasn't for the restraining order she has against me, I could really go for her (note to wife, just kidding sweatheart!). 

Money quote:  "Romney supporters sign the front of checks, Obama supporter sign the back". 

Islam in America

Whether or not you think about the growing presence of Islam in the United State, they are thinking about you.  And just because I'm a paranoid cynic doesn't mean my fear isn't based upon some hard facts.

Just a reminder, there are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.   Food for thought.  

Watch both for full effect.