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iGive : Raise money for California Lookouts Foundation

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

iGive : Raise money for California Lookouts Foundation, every time you search the web..

Please click on the link above and help the California Lookouts Foundation raise money for scholarships.

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Please Vote Now

September 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Week 3 Play of the Week candidates | KUSI – News, Weather and Sports – San Diego, CA | Polls.

Tyler Gomogda is a worthy pick for the week 3 Play of the Week for KUSI.  Please vote for him now.  Great kid, great player.

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McCourt’s now all alone after O’Malley’s public stand – latimes.com

September 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Could not agree more.  McCourt needs to sell the Dodgers now.

Frank McCourt may win the Dodgers, but he has officially lost Los Angeles.

via McCourt’s now all alone after O’Malley’s public stand – latimes.com.

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Islam and Moral Nuance – Article – National Review Online

September 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Islam and Moral Nuance – Article – National Review Online.

A great read from Dennis Prager.

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Getting Things Off My Chest – September 2010 Edition

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Coming back to my long neglected blog to just air things out:

  • A Christian drawing attention to themselves by burning a Quran just stinks. Not a good way to show Christ’s love. However, our beloved Constitution allows it. Why has the media and politicians decided to fan these flames? I do think it does bring up a good point; why does this cause fear? Of course, the answer is radical Islam is alive and well. Our president can call it what he wants but I hope the War on Terror is victorious.
  • At the same time some folks want to build a mosque near Ground Zero. I’m sure they do not approve of the burning of the Quran yet they have a tin ear regarding building the mosque. Again, they have a right to build it but it is a bad idea. Of course, millions are against building it but the fear isn’t terrorism, just that it isn’t the right time.
  • 9/11 is approaching. We are quickly forgetting. Radical Islam is alive and well and is a threat. It is our government’s responsibility to defend our nation. However, I do think there are a ton of lessons we’ve learned, both good and bad, since 9/11. It can never be about revenge but defense.
  • I do hope that average Joe American Muslims can help us understand more about why they are here and love our country. They want the same freedoms as the rest of us. I’m also sure they hate terrorism as much as I do.
  • I am concerned about some incidents within our military from Muslims. I know it is a small number but their take on Islam is affecting them. Again, need some help from American Muslims here as they might have some insight.
  • Enough said on those topics but it is on my mind.
  • I’m becoming quite disenchanted with high profile high school sports. I enjoy rooting for the players but not a fan of any of the egos involved with head coaches. They think that if you don’t want to play that it is something wrong with the player when the real problem is the stubborn ego of the coach. Many of them are lying when they say they care about your kid. Watch their actions. At the same time some of the lower profile sport coaches are wonderful and their actions indicate that they do care about the health and well being of our kids.
  • Contrary to what us parents might think most of our kids will not get athletic scholarships. Let’s let them enjoy the ride; making friends, learning life skills, etc.
  • It is stunning how many of us take youth sports so seriously. I periodically need to be reminded myself.
  • My Dodgers will not be good until they are sold.
  • How can the Padres be in first place and have such low attendance?
  • How can the Chargers win the Super Bowl without their left tackle?
  • I’m already bored with the Miami Heat.
  • My faith is stale. Not sure what to do next but not enjoying this. Too many distractions but also wanting authenticity not a facade I keep.
  • I would rather work with iPhoto than go to church. That’s what my actions indicate.
  • I see a wave coming in American Christianity that seems to be a vehicle for liberal politics. They call themselves progressives and think moral issues don’t matter. They have some good points but the Christians I see feeding the poor, providing free medical services and loving as Jesus loves are more conservative than me. They aren’t about “awareness” but actually living a lifestyle of giving and service. The snobbery I am seeing from the hipster/edgy/progressive Christians is kind of gross. They say that they love everyone but seem to hold religious conservatives in contempt.
  • I need more sleep.
  • It is quite interesting to watch Barack Obama slide so fast. Before he took office I was more qualified to be President. He has no clue how the American economy works. Seems like a good guy in way over his head. It is too bad Mitt Romney isn’t very electable but he’d be a good president.
  • I hope the next president is a former governor with enough experience in a non-government life. Meg Whitman in 2016?
  • I can’t believe I’m such a late-comer to Netflix. Loving it.
  • I need to break my bad health habits.
  • Anyone want to buy a 2009 Mustang GT? A fun toy but boys need braces.
  • I want an iPad real bad but haven’t found the real need. Give me a few months and I will find the need.
  • I hate those stupid Che shirts or anything else that gives props to Communists.
  • It truly is strange to see our country trying to spend its’ way out of our problems. We aren’t learning the lesson other countries have. Some hard decisions need to be made and most of Washington or our state governments won’t do it. Look to New Jersey for a man of courage.
  • I love tax cuts but hate tax credits. Make tax cuts broad and get rid of tax credits. It is criminal that the government gives tax credits to people who don’t pay income tax. It’s just another way to buy votes.
  • Corporate taxes in America are sky high. Cut that by two thirds and watch job growth rebound and become sound. Corporate taxes only take money from possible employees. It’s just basic economics. Let’s get away from the central planning.
  • If President Obama wants to spend $50 million on roads then all the preferences towards companies based on who owns the company needs to be dumped. Give it to the best companies regardless of race or sex of the owners. Get the best deal and quality. In 1994 California had some rebuilding to do and they dropped those quotas and the job got done faster and better.
  • It is hard to think that the government will do healthcare any good when most other government services are horrible. Too many times it’s not about doing things correct and well but about protecting a job that probably isn’t needed.
  • In 1995 when the government shut down and non-essential people weren’t needed didn’t that tell you something? Our federal, state and local governments need to get down to just keeping the jobs that are essential. First step is a hiring freeze.
  • Why do government workers have the best pensions when much of corporate America can’t afford pensions? That must be fixed.
  • What our government does well is the military and even there, unnecessary duplication in many areas is a huge issue.
  • I can’t stand that one federal judge van throw out acts of Congress or public votes based on their bias not the law. The left is happy with some recent rulings but, eventually, it won’t be going their way. Not good precedence at all.
  • I’m done

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The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs

August 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Could not agree more:

Growing disillusionment with the Obama administration’s handling of the economy as well as health care and immigration has gone hand in hand with mounting unhappiness with the President’s aloof and imperial style of leadership, and a growing perception that he is out of touch with ordinary Americans, especially at a time of significant economic pain. Barack Obama’s striking absence of natural leadership ability and blatant lack of experience has played a big part in undermining his credibility with the US public, with his lacklustre handling of the Gulf oil spill coming under particularly intense fire.

via The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs.

However, President Obama could learn from Bill Clinton who got a big wake up call in 1994 and got away from trying to be radical.  He got on board with the American people and worked with the Republican Congress.

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Love Your Enemies

July 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Is there a more powerful thought than “love your enemies”? Pondering this after the pastor brought it up.

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Brilliance from Peggy Noonan – David Cameron, don’t follow Barack Obama – Telegraph

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

David Cameron, don’t follow Barack Obama – Telegraph.

Moreover, the President’s decision to focus his entire first year on health care, when the voters were focused on the economy, on unemployment, on deficits, demonstrated, in the end unhappily for him and frustratingly for his fellow citizens, that he simply wasn’t thinking about what they were thinking about. In a high economy this might have been forgiven if he’d been generally understood to be a visionary. But he didn’t come across as a visionary – “We will go this way, the path may not be clear to all but I can see the sunlight through the hills beyond.” No. He came across as a detached academic who believed in abstract notions he’d picked up in the faculty lounge.

Barack Obama has never had a job where he actually had to produce.  The real world is tough.

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Peggy Noonan: Now for the Slaughter – WSJ.com

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Peggy Noonan: Now for the Slaughter – WSJ.com. – Brilliance from Peggy Noonan

HT: Drudge

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This Man Needs His Teleprompter – Insurance Premiums to Drop %3000?

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Wow!  Where is the mainstream media on this?  I’m just not very impressed.  He’s not very good on his feet, he clearly has no clue about how businesses work and he’s wrong about what the Republicans have proposed.  This is not hope and change but demagoguery. It’s also not true.

HT: Greg Hengler at Townhall

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Missing Teenager – Last Seen San Pasqual Valley, California

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Please keep your eyes open for Joel.  He’s been missing for about 3 days and was last seen in San Pasqual Valley in California.  Prayers are also greatly appreciated.  My sister was at the hospital when Joel was born to a close friend of hers.

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Fire Michael Steele Now

February 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Townhall.com Blog : Meredith Jessup : Steele Enjoys Spending Spree on Donors’ Dime.

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Townhall.com Blog : Jillian Bandes : Coulter: “You’ve been a great crowd, thanks for coming, remember Keith Olbermann is a girl, I’ll take questions, and remember Keith Olbermann is a girl.”

February 20th, 2010 · No Comments

If Ann Coulter is the conservative “it” girl then the conservative movement is in trouble.  She brings nothing of value and I consider her to be a huge negative.  She’s no better than Keith Olbermann.  Her humor is nasty and personal and helps put the wrong image out of what a conservatism is.  I’ll pass.  Shame on Townhall for giving her a forum.

That was the farewell from conservative “it” girl Ann Coulter at her noontime CPAC address. It consisted entirely of one-liners.

via Townhall.com Blog : Jillian Bandes : Coulter: “You’ve been a great crowd, thanks for coming, remember Keith Olbermann is a girl, I’ll take questions, and remember Keith Olbermann is a girl.”.

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Townhall.com Blog : Michael Medved : What Is There About “Unelectable” That We Don’t Understand?

February 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Townhall.com Blog : Michael Medved : What Is There About “Unelectable” That We Don’t Understand?.

It is terribly disrespectful to our 2008 presidential nominee to even consider an alternative to John McCain for his Senate seat in Arizona.  We need McCain and to see him treated like this reminds me of what the Democrats did to Joe Lieberman.  John McCain isn’t my ideal candidate but he was right on Iraq and is a deficit hawk.  We do not need to become the scapegoat party.  Illegal immigration is a legitimate issue but we don’t need to blowhards like JD Hayworth to help make our points.

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How Obama got Keynes wrong – Feb. 5, 2010

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments

How Obama got Keynes wrong – Feb. 5, 2010.

Very interesting ready on what Keynesian economics is and how the Obama administration has missed the boat on this one.

HT to InstaPundit

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The great global warming collapse – The Globe and Mail

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments

The great global warming collapse – The Globe and Mail.

No matter where you may stand on global warming it is alarming that “scientists” are manipulating data.  Obviously it is more than just about warming.  There is clearly and agenda.  I have two different theories on why this occurs.  The first one is simple greed; they want to keep receiving government money to keep their jobs.  The other one is that they want to use global warming as a means to extract money from large countries for a big re-distribution.  That’s what that whole Copenhagen was about.

Hat Tip: Drudge

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U.S. Media Silent as Climate Scandals Continue (Wizbang)

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

U.S. Media Silent as Climate Scandals Continue (Wizbang).

Journalism in the US is clearly tilted towards a certain political bent.  No matter which side you are on we should demand better from our journalists and, I guess, many scientists.

HT: InstaPundit

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Are The Lefties Throwing in the Towel on Obama?

January 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Leftwing Professor Writes Hilarious Essay About ‘Conan Obama’ | NewsBusters.org.

It looks to me like our all talk and negative results president is losing some hard-core left-wingers.  Here’s a hint President Obama, head towards the center and lead.

Hat Tip: InstaPundit

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He’s Done Everything Wrong – The Daily Beast

January 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Change we should not believe in.  Read the whole article by a endorser and voter of Barack Obama.  There has never been a candidate so ill prepared for the presidency than Obama and that says a lot.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.

Five states got deals on health care—one of them was Harry Reid’s. It is disgusting, just disgusting. I’ve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. It’s a bizarre form of political corruption. It’s bribery. I suppose they could say, that’s the system. He was supposed to change it or try to change it.

via He’s Done Everything Wrong – The Daily Beast.

Hat tip: InstaPundit

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Ford ‘strongly considering’ N.Y. Senate run – More politics- msnbc.com

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments

From MSNBC:

Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. is readying for a fight in the race to challenge New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in this fall's Democratic primary.

via Ford ‘strongly considering’ N.Y. Senate run – More politics- msnbc.com.

I like Harold Ford Jr. quite a bit.  He doesn’t share too many of my political views but he’s a good alternative to the Democratic Party Machine’s candidate.

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Watch This Short Video

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Cool Video.  Makes me proud to be a Mustang owner.  Ford has been doing it right lately and is doing well.

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Wholly Jesus Blog

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

A blog you should begin reading regularly is Wholly Jesus. It’s written by Mark Foreman, the man I want to be when I grow up.

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McGwire admits using steroids in 70-HR year – Baseball- nbcsports.msnbc.com

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Personally, I’m glad to see Mark McGwire come clean on steroids.  I’m hoping to hear more of these confessions.  Let’s get it all out on the open and move on.

“The toughest thing is my wife, my parents, close friends have had no idea that I hid it from them all this time,” he told The Associated Press in an emotional, 20-minute interview. “I knew this day was going to come. I didn’t know when.”

via McGwire admits using steroids in 70-HR year – Baseball- nbcsports.msnbc.com.

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Michelle Malkin » Unbelievable update: The crappiest NYTimes column on Obamacare just got crappier; Update: Kristof’s disingenuous non-response

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Michelle Malkin » Unbelievable update: The crappiest NYTimes column on Obamacare just got crappier; Update: Kristof’s disingenuous non-response.

It’s unbelievable what is called journalism.  Nick Kristof needs to go work for somewhere where facts don’t matter.  I can’t believe the NY Times thinks this is OK.

HT: InstaPundit

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My Official Review of Switchfoot’s Hello Hurricane

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Music and Concert Review: Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane – Blogcritics Music.

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