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October 12, 2012

CNBC’s Gary Kaminsky on Biden

Filed under: Politics — Victor @ 7:24 pm


April 13, 2009

Death Valley National Park

Filed under: Travel — Victor @ 11:21 am
Click the Picture for: Death Valley National Park – April 2009

March 27, 2009

Do I Want Obama To Fail?

I am an American.

I generally believe in Republican principles of Government more than I do Democratic principles.

I am not happy about socialized medicine.  Or higher taxes for anyone.  Or aborted fetuses that are born alive and refused care because, after all, they are just tissue.  It is not life.

But do I want Obama to fail, as Rush Limbaugh does, especially in regards to the economy and our wars?

If I want him to fail it would mean I want Iraq to descend into hell again because Obama withdrew troops too quickly.  It would mean I want Afghanistan to continue to fall into the hands of the Taliban.  It would mean I want many more Americans to die.

If I want him to fail it would mean I want more Americans to lose their jobs, homes, apartments, savings, retirement accounts, etc., and for our country, and world, to descend into depression and chaos and perhaps … more world conflict.

How could I possibly want these things to happen?

Yes, yes, I know, it seemed like the entire Democratic party, and by extension, the entire media industry, was rooting for Bush’s failure which in turn meant they were wishing for the failure of our country.  We watched this … and were absolutely dumbfounded by the selfish hatred of the Left.

Are we to return the favor now?  Or will we prove ourselves to be true patriots?  True thinkers?   Or do we only care about perpetuating the cycle of violence between Left and Right?   Many, care more about the latter.  Not I.

So, if I were in Congress I’d say, “Mr. President, I believe you run the risk of catastrophic failure with your social programs and massive, unbelievable debt.  I will oppose your tax increases on any American.  I will oppose these excesses as I believe they are setting up our country for a horrific collapse.  But if your budget passes, I will root for your and our success even if that proves my Republican principles are flawed.  The success of our nation is far more important than the defeat of the Democratic party and its principles of big government.”  This would be patriotism.
Any Republican who agrees with Rush Limbaugh on this is a flawed thinker at best, and a traitor at worst.

March 3, 2009

Rick Santelli Setting the Record Straight

Filed under: Economics — Victor @ 7:59 pm

Trillions of dollars of debt are being created without a commensurate amount of debate by all involved. And the idea that future generations unable to voice an opinion or vote may be saddled with mountains of debt through no fault of their own, is an issue too large to shirk from.

Full post by Mr. Santelli is here.

Jim Cramer – “Radical”

Filed under: Economics — Victor @ 7:14 pm

Jim Cramer tells us what he really thinks about the Obama budget.

Eric Hovde – “Quasi-Socialism” & “Depression”

Filed under: Economics — Victor @ 7:08 pm

Eric Hovde on CNBC using some strong language.

Killing Productivity

Filed under: Economics — Administrator @ 6:07 am

Upper-Income Americans Look for Ways to Sidestep Tax-Hike Plan…

I guess they didn’t teach at Harvard that people might react like this?

February 20, 2009

The Speech

Filed under: Iraq War — Victor @ 3:36 pm

WARNING:  GRAPHIC, ADULT LANGUAGE

February 19, 2009

Rick Santelli Says What Many Americans Are Thinking

Filed under: Economics — Victor @ 1:49 pm

RickSantelli

(Click the picture to see the video)

February 16, 2009

Reagan – Obama Contrast

Filed under: Economics — Victor @ 9:16 am

January 29, 2009

Iraqi Women Vie for Votes and Power

Filed under: Iraq War — Victor @ 8:20 am

Thanks to the work by Democrats over the last few years especially their effort to withdraw U.S. forces even before the “Surge”  Thanks to the perseverance by President Bush, the brilliance of General David Petraeus, and the tremendous successes and sacrifices by U.S. troops, Iraqi women are beginning to assert themselves and exercise freedoms American women had to wait 150 years for.

See NYTimes video here.

I guess this is what Obama’s apologizing for? … “all too often America dictates”?

December 28, 2008

Is It A Wonderful or Dreadful Life?

Filed under: Life and Philosophy — Victor @ 3:12 pm

On December 18th, 2008, Wendell Jamieson’s thoughts on the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, were published in the New York Times, under the title, “Wonderful? Sorry, George, It’s a Pitiful, Dreadful Life”.

I confess a certain level of dismay and sadness when I consider that there are people out there who take away a completely opposite impression than that intended by Frank Capra.  It is no crime to critique and challenge the moral of any story, but when one is delivered as thoughtfully, and insightfully, and artistically, as this myth, it is a notable reaction to call George Bailey’s life depressing and dreadful.

My first question to this alternate crowd would be:  “then you agree with the depressed and despondent George Bailey on that bridge … that he was worth more dead than alive, and it might have been better if he had never been born, and that ending his pitiful, dreadful life was not an unreasonable remedy?  Then you agree, that for all the George Baileys in the real world, Baileys whose lives have been even worse than the mythical Bailey, that for them suicide is also an appropriate response?
If you disagree with me (more…)

December 23, 2008

It’s A Wonderful Life

Filed under: Uncategorized — Victor @ 11:40 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:

November 15, 2008

Who Predicted the Economic Crisis?

Filed under: Economics — Victor @ 11:32 am

And let’s hope this guy is wrong:

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