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Some Thoughts on Nye vs Ham

February 5th, 2014 · No Comments

BioLogos on Ham/Nye

Folks, there are other options.

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Switchfoot Friday Site Is Back

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Not much to it but here is the Switchfoot Friday page.

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Michael Barone – Two Americas

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Michael Barone – Two Americas

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Paul Ryan Needs a High Profile Leadership Role in Congress

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Paul Ryan has the knowledge and persuasive abilities needed to have a high profile leadership role in Congress.  During the 2012 Presidential campaign he wanted to do outreach to poorer areas but was turned down except in one case.  Ryan needs to be let loose to explain the economic problems facing our country, not just to the conservative choir but to the rest of the country.

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Obama Won, Major Tax Bomb Still on the Way – Katie Pavlich

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Obama Won, Major Tax Bomb Still on the Way – Katie Pavlich. – this is what our country faces right now!

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Marco Rubio for President – 2016

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Just getting started. Marco Rubio should be ready to run in 2016. He is a great communicator and has a common sense approach to immigration reform. I am hoping he will run for President in 2016.

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Romney for President

November 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I am writing to voice my support for Mitt Romney for President of the United States.  I have many reasons and I will use the rest of this post to talk about my support for Governor Romney and why President Obama needs to be replaced:

  • Religious Freedom – as a religious minority Governor Romney understands what is at stake.  When Obamacare began being implemented and the HHS is mandating that all universities and employers must provide insurance that covers items against their beliefs, that made it very personal.  I am not Catholic or against birth control but people being forced by the government to violate their conscience is Un-American.  The rapid disregard for religious freedom is shocking.
  • We are facing many economic issues and Governor Romney has a proven track record as a businessman and public servant.  President Obama  entered office with the smallest resume in our history.  He has not proven he knows what he is doing.  His response to our economic issues is more government and playing corporate favorites.  His green energy and auto industry choices are a strong indication of these tendencies.  He favored unions and heavy donors over investing in true infrastructure changes that could have made the stimulus really work.  We are experiencing very slow growth and employment because Obama has zero idea how a free economy works.  Mitt Romney understands and will point us towards an economy based on reality and not just the government.
  • The number of people on disability and food stamps is a national disgrace.  This just gets people permanently on government assistance.  Economic success needs to be defined as moving people from dependency to jobs.  There needs to be a safety net but it seems the last four years has not done anything to stop it.
  • In the handling of terrorism President Obama had had some success.  Getting Obama and more of Al Qaeda’s leadership has been great.  However, when people rose up in Iran in 2009 Obama ignored them.  It seems that Obama uses a few victories to claim that terrorism is not much of a threat.  I believe these victories controlled the reaction to Benghazi (see below).  It is a dangerous world and Governor Romney understands this.
  • Benghazi, Libya – clearly the President and his cabinet did not head the call for help from Ambassador Stevens or the calls from our brave men defending the annex.  Those people were left to die.  Either this is a very incompetent administration or someone needs to go to jail.
  • Tax simplification – Mitt Romney will get us closer to a simpler tax system like was passed in 1986.  This will help with economic growth.  Obama has resorted to divisive class warfare.  We cannot tax our way out of these problems, we must grow our way out of them.
  • Hope and Change – In 2008 President Obama promised us a new era of politics.  Instead he as not shown any leadership in terms of bringing us together or working with his opponents.  He speaks of enemies and revenge.  Bob Woodward’s book covered how Obama really didn’t work well with Congress.  There was an agreement in place but Obama decided to go for raising taxes and the deal was broken.  Now we have sequestration coming.  Governor Romney has years of leadership and has a bipartisan history when he was governor of Massachusetts.

We’ve had four years of poor leadership, passing the buck and slow economic growth.  I began supporting Mitt Romney during the first primary debate.  In hindsight he would have been the right president instead of Obama as Romney understands economics.  Now, we need to make the change and get the economy growing and begin dismantling and redoing Obamacare to get our country moving in the right direction.

Thanks for reading through the ramblings.  God Bless America!

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Posted Without Comment | Power Line

October 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted Without Comment | Power Line.  Here’s the best add EVER!  Spread this out to all folks with some kind of morals who are on the fence regarding this presidential election.

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Reaction to Pujols

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments

I guess I’m still in shock with Albert Pujols signing with the Angels. I really can’t believe he left the greatest baseball city where he was going to go down as the all-time Cardinal. Statues, constant adoration, legendary status; those are gone. Now, he starts over with the Angels. He’d better keep producing because he doesn’t have any good will in the bank with Angels’ fans.

Other than a huge paycheck it does help Pujols that he’s going to a team with the DH. He’s becoming slightly injury prone and that can give him a break and maybe keep him productive for a longer time. However, I got a feeling that after about 4 years his contract will be an unbearable for the Angels. I wish the best for Pujols but, even more, a great replacement for the Cardinals.

As a Dodger fan and despite the ownership situation, I beg them to sign Prince Fielder. Younger sluggers aren’t free agents that often. I know if Magic was in charge it would not even be a question.

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My Car Is On This Ship

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments

My 2012 British Racing Green MINI Hardtop S is on this ship.  Due at the Panama Canal on 12/11/11 and Oxnard by 12/21/11.

The MINI on order

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Is This Thing Still On?

December 7th, 2011 · No Comments

I’m just doing some testing on my blog. Haven’t been here in a while but will start at it again.

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Obama floats plan to tax cars by the mile – The Hill’s Floor Action

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Obama floats plan to tax cars by the mile – The Hill’s Floor Action.

This is absolutely stupid.  We are already taxed every time we fill the pump.  Now they want us to have electronic devices in our cars to monitor our driving?

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YouTube – Paul Ryan Thrashes Obama’s Speech: “Exploiting People’s Emotions” Is “Demagoguery”!

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

YouTube – Paul Ryan Thrashes Obama’s Speech: “Exploiting People’s Emotions” Is “Demagoguery”!.

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Review & Outlook: The Presidential Divider –

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Review & Outlook: The Presidential Divider –

Our president is taking a class warfare approach to fixing our debt and deficit crisis.  This is very disappointing.  As I’ve said before President Obama had no real world experience in preparation for being President and now we are seeing the results.  He is a person that can talk the talk but never walked the walk.  His lack of leadership has been horrible and now he’s just focused on winning the election of 2012.

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Egyptology – Clifford D. May – National Review Online

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

via Egyptology – Clifford D. May – National Review Online.

That brings us back to Bush’s democratization policy. It fell short, in my opinion, by emphasizing the holding of elections rather than the process of nurturing democratic habits and building democratic institutions that guarantee basic human rights to all. Recall how Hamas came to power in Gaza in 2006: The U.S. facilitated an election campaign and allowed Hamas, an armed terrorist militia, to pretend it was just a political party. Hamas restricted fundamental rights and freedoms even during the campaign. That led to an election featuring one man, one vote — one time. Since Hamas’s victory, there has been no serious discussion of holding another election in Gaza and Gazans enjoy no rights, though they do enjoy some entitlements courtesy of European and American taxpayers. During Bush’s final two years in office, the Freedom Agenda withered on the vine.

I agree.  I’m afraid that elections in Egypt will just end up as mob rule.  Without a constitution (and a system that protects it) in place that guarantees certain freedoms a democracy is not going to make things any better.  George W. Bush seems to have not emphasized that enough.  The right to vote is only one part of freedom.  Freedom of religion, of speech, of self-determination, of thought, of assembly, to disagree, to own property, to defend yourself….   all these are essential for a free society.  May Egypt and all other Middle Eastern countries head down this path.

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Elliott Abrams – Egypt protests show George W. Bush was right about freedom in the Arab world

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

via Egypt protests show George W. Bush was right about freedom in the Arab world.

“Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe – because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty,” Bush said. “As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment and violence ready for export.”

I’m not confident that the initial outcome in Egypt will be good.  Will radical Islamists somehow take power or will there be a transformation to a democratic and free Egypt.  Even in Iraq where there are now free elections it is not safe to be a Christian so that is not true freedom.  Egypt scares me also as this Pew Research Center survey indicates 84% of Egyptian Muslims favor “Death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion”.  This does not sound moderate.

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This is One of Many of NASCAR’s Problems

January 21st, 2011 · No Comments

“You still want it to be about consistency, but you have to be consistent during those 10 [Chase] weeks.” – Kurt Busch

via Drivers in favor of much simpler scoring system – ESPN.

It is a sucky sport that doesn’t want winners.  In NASCAR it seems OK to not win races yet win the championship.  Sorry, that blows.  I want a point system that makes it favorable to win.  The old F1 10-6-4-3-2-1 was the best system.  Reward the winners and get the guys off the track that are racing their wrecked cars around the track to just collect points.

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The Non-Accusatory Case for Civility – By Rich Lowry – The Corner – National Review Online

January 13th, 2011 · No Comments

The Non-Accusatory Case for Civility – By Rich Lowry – The Corner – National Review Online.

I have not watched the Tucson Memorial but glad to hear of some leadership.  A stark contrast to Bill Clinton with Oklahoma City when he used that to attack.  Sad to hear that it was a pep-rally atmosphere as people need to realize that this is not the time for politics.  Props to President Obama for his leadership and tone last night.  I’ll watch it sometime but my heart isn’t ready.

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The Tab Comes Due in 2011 – Victor Davis Hanson – National Review Online

January 13th, 2011 · No Comments

The Tab Comes Due in 2011 – Victor Davis Hanson – National Review Online.

Very interesting.  2011 should be a very interesting year for our country.  Getting a handle on our crazy spending will be difficult but has to be done.  Gas prices are going bonkers again and what is going to be done?  “Green” jobs are worthless in a less than friendly business environment so even those would end up being farmed out.

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The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush – Larry Elder – Townhall Conservative

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments

The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush – Larry Elder – Townhall Conservative. – Just interesting.

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California Job Outlook Not Good

November 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

It is amazing that California, running an unemployment rate of 12.4%, has chosen Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer to hold influential places in government. Also, a jobs growth proposition that suspends green laws until more jobs are created has failed. Looks like Texas Gov. Rick Perry will come back to hunt for more jobs. This blows.

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Works and Days » The Inexplicables

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Works and Days » The Inexplicables. – Brilliance from Victor Davis Hanson

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John Boehner to hit President Obama on ‘enemies’ – Mike Allen –

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

President Obama:

The president said: “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’ — if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election — then I think it’s going to be harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.”

John Boehner:

In remarks prepared for delivery to a rally in Cincinnati with Rob Portman, the GOP nominee for Senate in Ohio, and John Kasich, the GOP nominee for Ohio governor, Boehner says:“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a president in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as ‘our enemies.’ Think about that. He actually used that word. When Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush used the word ‘enemy,’ they reserved it for global terrorists and foreign dictators — enemies of the United States. Enemies of freedom. Enemies of our country.

I’m not a fan of Boehner at all but he’s 100% correct.  “Hope” and “change” were just campaign slogans; never meant to be kept.  If you are not someone who leans left and stands with the President, then you are his enemy.  He said it himself.  Shame on President Obama.  There has never been a president more divisive that this one and I wish the Stewart/Colbert crowd would first hold President Obama accountable for this before going after anyone else.  It all starts at the top.

via John Boehner to hit President Obama on ‘enemies’ – Mike Allen –

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Townhall – Making It Up As He Goes

October 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Making It Up As He Goes. – I’m just so unimpressed with our President compared to the expectations.  He can make a great speech but at the end of the day is just another average politician who talks big and delivers very little.  “Change”?

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Radical Islam has outmanoeuvred West, says Blair – Telegraph

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

We might want to listen to Mr. Blair about this:

In a speech in New York, the former prime minister said that warnings over the past week of terrorist plots against Europe should remind people that they remained under threat.

via Radical Islam has outmanoeuvred West, says Blair – Telegraph.

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