Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Brown's win or Coakley's loss. The words are what matters.

I watched the election results of the Massachusetts Senator race as they came in last night.  I must say that I slept very well after the results and realizing that one more time the American people have spoke to the politicians in Washington about the leadership and the direction they are leading.  Will they listen?

In her concession speech last night Martha Coakley said "Sometimes it's more important to travel hopefully than to arrive.”  I must say that at first I was confused by that statement.  In fact I did ponder its true meaning for quite some time.  We've all heard the expression "stop and smell the roses along the way" and can identify with its meaning.  Although this comment seems to be nearly the same it does imply something different.  In fact, I think it illustrates in part why the political elite are bad for our country.  If your goal was to travel hopefully then I could agree with it being more important to travel hopefully.  In fact, in a general sense, that is what life is all about.  You set a course, you improvise and adapt along the way, all the while hoping that where you are headed is someplace worth going. However, in regards to an election, the goal is to win not just campaign.  In real life, the destination does matter.  That is why so many people in America are voicing opposition to the current course of our country.  We realize that the current course is taking us to a destination that is bad for everyone.  Martha Coakly's words last night are a telling sign of what we have seen and can expect from the ruling Democratic congress.  At this point in time they all seem more concerned with the trip (ego and otherwise) than the destination. Something I'm sure the voters will remember at the ballot box later this year.

Congratulations Senator Brown for talking with the people, listening, and giving them a reason for hope.  Please honor the words you spoke during your campaign when you speak and take action to perform your duties in the US Senate.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Obama is Lunatic, Liar or Lord. No other way to describe it.

I can't believe President Obama and I don't think anyone else can either. (No pun intended.)  After watching the election campaign I'm totally astonished that anyone is surprised by this or his behavior. When I look back at his first year in office I can't seem to find anything he's accomplished except those things which highlight that his word is no good.  All of this year leads me to believe that Obama is either a Lunatic, Liar or Lord. Some of you are having trouble with this but stay with me for a moment.  It seems as though nothing that comes out of this Presidents mouth is ever lined up with his actions. Take the current situation with Congress and the most recent heath care Bill. We were told by our President, when he was campaigning for his current position, that he was going to change the way Congress was working.  He said that he would lead to make things more bi-partisan. If he had stopped with that I imagine most people would say "yeah right" and move on knowing that it is not going to happen.  Numerous Presidents of the past have made this promise and had limited success.  However, in many instances those Presidents could at least be perceived as having tried.  Unfortunately, I can't recall a single instance during this first year where it was obvious that Obama could be seen as trying to solve the partisan politics.  In fact, you could easily make the argument that he's done more to further partisan politics than the Presidents in my life time.  I honestly wish he had just stopped with that simple promise and I wouldn't feel quite as angry.  Yes I'm angry and there is nothing wrong with being angry about being deceived.  Obama actually promised that he would allow C-SPAN cameras into the health care debates in congress and make these kinds of debates transparent.  He was caught on camera making that promise eight times.  Here's a link to watch some of the video of him making this promise.  Watch that video clip and then answer these questions.
Is he a lunatic?
He sure is acting crazy.  Why lie?  Why not honor his commitments?   By not keeping his word he is basically ensuring that he's only going to be in office for one term.  Did you notice how everything is rush, rush, rush?  It seems crazy doesn't it?  It seems crazy because it is crazy. My grandfather and dad both told me that haste makes waste.  If he's a lunatic he's crazy like a fox.  All of this is to further his agenda for the country.  An agenda that I believe is not wanted by more than half the people of this country.

Is he a liar?
How many lies does it take to make someone a liar?  I think there's certainly enough evidence to paint the case that Obama has lied to us all.  Remember he also promised "no more earmarks"?  He has broke that promise with every bill he signed this year. The question is why did he lie and why does he continue to do it?  I happen to believe it's because that's part of his character.  I also believe that he is trying to fundamentally change our way of life and doesn't care what it takes to meet his agenda.  He's so bent on his socialist domestic agenda that we are all suffering. Large government expansion, huge government spending with no perceived economic growth, bank and insurance company bailouts, government owned auto companies, moving terrorists to Illinois, returning terrorists to their home countries, heath care debates in secret, weakness shown abroad by delays and reduced troop deployments and the list goes on and on.  Hey Mr. President, where are the jobs from that huge spending Bill congress passed at your leading?  What about our jobs Mr. President?  There have been three attacks here at home.  What about our national security and safety Mr. President?  Mr. President you need to lose your agenda and get with the American public's agenda.

Does he believe he is Lord Obama?
I actually struggled with this question.  In many ways he is acting as though he has no one to answer to.  I suppose we have ourselves to thank for that situation.  We the people put him in office. (No, I did not vote for him.) He didn't even complete a full term in the Senate.  That was his entire experience in the federal government before being elected. He had almost no negative criticism during his campaign and was never seriously challenged for any position.  Everything he said during the campaign painted an entirely different picture than his limited voting record in the Senate.  Yet he was elected as President.  Why wouldn't he think he's approaching God like status?  

My  Conclusion
All this being said I think that he's simply a Chicago style politician which makes him a liar.  Liar's can't be trusted.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Drive -Thru Tax Collection? Coming soon to a county near you.

Empty Bank Being Used for Treasurer's Office

I find it somewhat ironic that at a time when I'm feeling like the government is trying to take more taxes from me, that I would find the new county treasurer's building in my county is being setup in an empty bank.  This bank (now treasurer's office) has three drive-thru lanes and I can imagine a time where that might not be enough.  In fact it feels as though that time is very near.

Opening soon?  Yea!  I just can't contain my excitement, drive-thru tax collection.

I wonder if they are really going to use the drive-thru lanes?

With our current representatives running around and doing what they feel is best it's begining to feel as though we are being taxed without representation.   Didn't that happen once before?   I've had enough and I hope that enough of my fellow citizens have and we take back our country through the upcoming elections.

Does this scare anyone else?