Thursday, April 17, 2008

Is Murtha Even Still Alive?

Congressman Murtha, or, "He who must not be re-elected", is calling Senator McCain too old to be President.

Now, we all know Mr. Murtha has a string of hypocrisies stretching back more years than I have been alive, but c'mon, Jack... you're no spring chicken yourself.

At 75, don't you think you should be getting the hell out of office, and turning over the legacy of pork and accusing innocent U.S. Marines of murder to a younger scumbag?

If Senator McCain is too old to be POTUS, let's see you put your money where your big mouth is. Stop grinding the name of Pennsylvania into the ground and go be old and cantankerous in Arizona or Florida. (No offense intended FL or AZ--but you DO have a lot of old people).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Obama Insults Middle America

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Having grown up in the Midwest, and now living in Pennsylvania, I must voice my outrage at Senator Obama's remarks.

The people of "small town America" are the heart and soul of America. We are its conscience and its moral fiber. Our tendency to "cling to... religion" is probably the only thing keeping America from spiraling downward into a Godless hell of a Euro-state, where what is Right and what is law do not frequently coincide.

We in "flyover country" cling to our guns not because we are frustrated at a system that does
not support us, but because we are carrying on the traditions of our forefathers: We hunt for game and sport, and we maintain vigilance and guard over the most precious treasure of all--Liberty. Sounds overly romantic and maybe a little scary, but there it is. Americans have guns and guard their rights to them jealously because Government has shown Americans that it will abuse small town Americans if they are not watched.

Remember, our country was founded by Englishmen who's government was abusing their God-given rights. Click here for a list of their grievances.

Are we against immigrants? Absolutely not! We are a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have made our nation the greatest on earth! The greatest people of the world have come to America for its opportunities, freedoms, and liberties. We are, however, a nation of laws. And Americans, as a whole, have no use for criminals. Immigrate legally and become an American, like our ancestors did, or not at all.

What I don't understand is how someone so out of touch with so much of the populace hopes to become the President of the United States. Nearly 40% of American households own a firearm. And as far as religion, here is a map of American vs. European belief in God:

You'll see I didn't call them godless lightly.

Anyhow, digest his speech a little bit, and tell me what you think.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Global Warming Update

This just in about global warming:

Apparently, someone noticed that spring was coming late this year. You wouldn't know anything about that, would you Old Man?

For your info, good readers, he was without power for a day this weekend, and buried in his house with snow.

Sigh. It just seems so obvious to me that the earth (if you refer to the earth as Gaia, I recommend you go here.) goes through natural cycles of heating and cooling. I mean, I remember learning in school, back when they taught things in school and didn't arrest 6 year-olds for slapping a girl's behind on the playground (how many of you would be sex offenders now, I wonder?) that the earth was once ruled by dinosaurs and they ran amok in world filled with jungle. Then there was some Ice Age, where my home town was buried under a mile or so of ice for a few thousand years, then, a global spring. Here we are, at the end of spring, I would imagine.

Of course, after this past winter, maybe we are closer to a global autumn? Sure was chilly. Anyhow, I digress from my digression.

About those $#(@)(&$ public schools. I live in Pennsylvania, now, having moved here after my time in the navy. It seems that every other week the Teachers are on strike. They always seem to be striking for more pay. The problem I have with this is not paying teachers a fair wage, but a desire to see a greater return for my money.

Public education certainly isn't putting out a better product now that they were in my youth. To the contrary, I would say. For that matter, I think I got short-shrift during the public education I was subjected to: I came across some old school books that belonged to my grandfather, not long ago, who grew up in The Great Depression (call me when our recession gets there, fellas, THEN I will worry about recession), and became a teacher. I can tell you that kids today get out of high school with rough education of a 4th grader of my grandfather's day, if his margin notes and texts are any indication.

Anyhow, Happy Monday to you. Had to get that rant off my chest.