Jesus could be the Republican candidate this year with Lincoln as his running mate and the Republicans would still lose. That’s because the American people don’t have a death wish. You see we may all wallow in our own delusional fantasy lands but we want sane leaders. I’ll explain. You might be a Christian like me who says he believes in the power of God to heal…
October 1, 2012
September 28, 2012
“Young LDS couples view government assistance as a way to bridge the gap between religious proscriptions and economic realities and as a stepping-stone toward the goal of self-reliance. I wish that Romney better understood that many of us in the 47 percent he disdains are doing the best we can in a world where our hopes and obligations don’t always match up with our opportunities and resources.”
September 17, 2012
It is extremely difficult for people who have lived their lives in the so-called Free World to understand the steadfastness and absolute dedication that true Islamic believers have to the tenets of Islam. Some members of strict sects of Judaism understand it, and that depth of devotion is also demonstrated today by a few members of strict fundamentalist Christian sects.
For those people who don’t get it, remember that the same devotion was demonstrated by early Christians who chose to be killed in the arenas of the Roman Empire rather than renounce their belief in, and fealty to, their savior Jesus Christ. It is a comparable, unswervable dedication to Islam and the teachings of Mohammad that fuels the religion-driven sacrifice of suicide bombers.
The Islamic people living in areas under Sharia law look upon non-believers as evil and not worthy of occupying lands dedicated to the precepts of Islam.
In 1990, in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Saudi government allowed American troops to be stationed in Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden was angered that non-believers were stationed in the birthplace of Islam. He also charged the Saudi regime with deviating from true Islam.
This was the driving force behind binLaden’s hate for America. It wasn’t our lifestyle, because he lived the life of a wealthy man. He said more than once, however, that America was to be punished for putting infidel warriors in lands sacred to Islam, referring to the American bases still in Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War.
Had President George W. Bush sent troops into Afghanistan to hunt down bin Laden and bring him to justice, and then withdrawn from the middle-east instead of invading Iraq, we would not now be in trouble in the Mediterranean, nor would we have the terrible financial burden and horrible killing and wounding of Americans, Iraqis and Afghans resulting from the ill-conceived wars. However, that is hindsight, and we must look forward.
Unless we bring all Americans, both military and diplomatic, home from Islamic lands immediately, and then reestablish diplomatic ties with those nations that wish to interact with us, the terrorism and resultant wars will continue.
It is difficult for many Americans to understand that the majority of people in those countries, where hate of America is so obvious and dangerous, don’t want us there.
America must accept the fact that we should not be there.
September 16, 2012
If you are an American who travels to the Arab World, you know that all is not well with the U.S.-Arab relationship. After decades of policies that resulted in trauma and tragedy for many Arabs, there is a deep East-West political divide. There have been too many insults and too much pain — inflicted both ways.
September 16, 2012
I wish I didn’t feel impelled to echo the following statement made today by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnnson:
“Foreign policy is supposed to make us safer, not get Americans killed and bankrupt us. Yet, even as we mourn the loss of four Americans in Libya and watch the Middle East ignite with anti-American fervor, our leaders don’t get it.”
August 11, 2012
Romney, what in the world are you thinking? You are in a political campaign, not a beauty contest. Just the fact that you say you wants both campaigns to stop attacking the opponent and concentrate on the issues – jobs and the economy – is the surest indication that you have something to hide. First you weren’t going to release any tax returns prior to 2010. Then you made a spectacle of yourself in Europe a few days ago.
Now you are whining about the Obama campaign wanting you to show your tax returns, which would be a good indication of what your fiscal policies would undoubtedly be if you should be elected. Well guess what, Mitt? The rest of America wants to see your tax returns, too. If you hope to have any credibility left at all, you should release tax returns at least back through your years running the Salt Lake Olympics.
Then you should insist that your campaign chairman plaster a big covering of STFU tape across your mouth. Mittens, you really don’t need a campaign chairman; you need a full-time caretaker.
August 10, 2012
One hundred years from now, a new crop of historians will have spent their careers puzzling over the mindlessness of a governing class that ignored reality and assumed the worst could never happen. They will ask how it was that science — in this case, economic science — could have been so thoroughly discarded. They will lament the lives needlessly ruined, the assumptions mindlessly made, the history casually ignored. And some may even recur to an earlier time and a different world — the world of August 1912. Where a different hell was ultimately produced.
August 7, 2012
I took a couple days off from my retirement so I could have a long weekend. With the extra free time, I decided it was time to do a little thinking — and trust me, I’m capable of as little thinking as just about anyone you’re likely to find. As usual, I was thinking about the presidential election. The Republican big spenders are touting the fact that, according to them, Romney saved the 2002 Olympics. Well, I’m sure he did, because that’s what he indicated to David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, and surely a good American politician wouldn’t exaggerate. London’s Mayor wasn’t too sure about it, but you how how touchy some of those limeys are.
You have to remember that Willard Mitt Romney knows that you build a business yourself, and come to think of it, I guess the Olympics is really just a big business at that. Kinda like a big gymnasium with a few extras. Not a simple job like running the government on a couple or three islands so old that there aren’t hardly any trees left to cut down. I suppose the Olympics business qualifies Mittens to do bigger things than those fancy-talking British. You know, since Cameron runs the British government, maybe Mitt could get a job running Cameroon? Wouldn’t THAT be cool! Kinda like twin brothers!
But seriously, folks, Romney saved the 2002 Olympics with only $410 million of taxpayer’s money, obtained from the Federal government in Wishingtown, D,C. There’s a video floating around that ABC News got from someone who taped it when Romney addressed the New Bedford Industrial Foundation back in October, 2002. I suppose that was about the time the Mittster was running for Governor of Massachusetts. A couple things he said (and they are preserved on videotape so Rinocerous Prebus can’t say I’m a dirty liar) were, “I’m a big believer in getting money where the money is,” and “The money is in Washington.” He also said, “I want to go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities.” I suppose that attitude proves how good a Governor of Massachusetts he was. He really does know how to do things on the other feller’s dime.
Another source says that he got closer to $1.5 Billion out of the government for the 2002 Olympics, so he might not be quite as good at saving as I made out he was, but at least he saved the 2002 Olympics all by himself. Yes ma’am, he did, ’cause I saw it in several of his ads just today. But I’m still not sure he’d do as good a job as the Kenyan feller that’s our legally elected President now, so I reckon I’ll just vote for Obama again, instead of for the Mittster.
And just a word from me to Romney — real personal like: Sonny boy, I don’t care who you pick for your running mate, it won’t make you any smarter.
August 3, 2012
Westboro Baptist Church protesters will soon be severely limited in their ability to disrupt military funerals, after Congress passed a sweeping veterans bill this week that includes restrictions on such demonstrations.
- Westboro Baptist to be Barred From Protesting Military Funerals (laist.com)
- Zombies Vs. Westboro Baptist Church (wtfplanet.com)
July 18, 2012
Now, the Bane of Romney’s existence really gets to be troubling! Former associates of Romney’s tell Abby Huntsman that had the Mittster forseen the pressure on releasing his tax forms, he wouldn’t have entered the presidential race.