Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Desperate Left

The Desperate Man_Gustave Courbet

After all the events of the last few weeks including the murders of six people in Arizona by an insane person, it has become quite apparent to the majority of responsible adults that the left is in a desperate struggle to remain in power. The leftist majority in the House of Representatives is now gone by a wide margin. The Senate democrat majority now teeters on just a few votes. The majority of State governorships are held by Republicans with the majority of State legislatures too. The recent missteps by the leftist press blaming the shootings in Arizona on Sarah Palin has left them with little or no credibility, if they had any at all up to that point. The so called progressive left is in free fall and they are falling under their own weight.

It remains clear that the American people have had enough of the divisive politics that Obama and his administration has brought with him. We now have Federal government agencies running roughshod over decent law abiding American businesses that attempt to meet all the moving target regulations the agencies come up with. An example of which is an out of control EPA run by the Obama administration. The EPA under the direction of Obama, his ultra left confidant and regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein and EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson is defying the laws that Congress has enacted and is threatening even more jobs in region already hit hard by the Obamanomics. EPA Yanks Permit

In a show of elitist outrage, John D Rockefeller III the long serving leftist Senator from West Virginia wrote to Obama to voice his displeasure at this turn of events with the EPA. The newly elected Senator from West Virginia who is also the former Governor, Joe Manchin, who in an election ad shot the Obamacare bill with a hunting rifle and promised to repeal Obamacare, went on to feign his outrage with words like "unprecedented power grab" about the EPA stopping the planned coal mining operation. Who are these people kidding? This is the only way for leftists to gain and hold power. They do it through back door regulation with faceless nameless bureaucrats or those already set to take the fall when it is discovered what they are doing.

When the people find out that their own government is undermining their jobs, their security and the national interests in the name of a foreign idealism called socialism the politicians don't hold onto their offices in the majority of cases and must defer to the underhanded tactics previously described. This is but one example of how our country is being undermined by an administration bent on restructuring our entire societal structure. If truth is hate speech then so be it.

SOME say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost

Monday, January 10, 2011

Free Speech won't be Stifled

Chapel of the Virgin at Subiaco_Samuel F.B. Morse

It appears that the leftists and their press minions are out to stifle free speech in the wake of the horrible murders in Arizona on Saturday. A 22 year old man shot and killed a 10 year girl, a Federal Judge and four others along with seriously wounding a sitting US House Representative. The left is complaining that speeches and words used by conservative personalities like Sarah Palin, Sharon Angle, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck caused this young man to go and shoot these people. People that normally use their common sense know this is a bunch of poppycock. The young man that drew out a weapon and shot those people was mentally ill and I see those that say anyone or anything else is at fault other than this young man have mental problems of their own and should seek help for themselves.

The congresswoman that was shot was considered to be a moderate "blue dog" democrat and has been reviled as a traitor to many on the left if you go and read their posts over at the places they normally post before all this happened. Yet no one in the leftist press seems to make a note of that because it does not fit into their template and political agenda. Well, those of us that use our god given common sense do not blame the extremist left for this catastrophe but blame the person that was standing there pulling the trigger killing and wounding those people.

Of course everyone of you that have been around the block a few times and understand how things work understand that this catastrophe was going to somehow be politicized, it's inevitable and predictable. The gun control freaks will be coming out of the woodwork to ban this and that kind of gun. The leftist press will try and lay blame to all this because of too much speech. The rest of us will go on with our lives and some will utter a prayer or two for the families of those that died but life will go on and the struggle for freedom will continue unabated. I offer here my own prayers for the families because they are victims of the gunman and now the babbling nitwits trying to lay the blame on everyone but the person that caused this whole catastrophe.

Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend
and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted,
grant us the comfort of your presence in our loss.
Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us
lest we make hasty or foolish decisions.
Send Your Spirit to give us courage
lest through fear we recoil from living.
Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace
lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret take root in our hearts.

The Lord has given.
The Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.


Thursday, January 06, 2011

New House of Representatives

Mary Stevenson Cassatt

Alright, now we have a new set of legislators in place and the Republicans hold the cards in the House. The Senate is still under "hostile to freedom" control. Obama still has his Obamacare in place and it's likely to to keep going until the Republicans can figure out how to get someone that matters elected to President. I have no false hopes that the Republicans can change things back to freedom any time soon because Obama and his leftist allies in Congress worked until the very last days of the 111th Congress to pass legislation that will take years to unwind and correct.

While talking to a few co-workers today the same theme kept coming up in the conversation. Most believe that Congress has to change the way business is done. The first thing is to design legislation in such a way that the average citizen can understand what the intent and details are in as few words as possible. No more 2000 page bills that have to be passed in order to know what's in the bill, those days are gone and better be buried. The next thing Congress has to do is stop the spending, stop the spending, did I say stop the spending? The current rate of spending is something around 60 percent of the gross domestic product and that is a recipe for disaster and even the most uneducated of my friends and co-workers can agree on that.

The other conversation centers on making this country go back to work making things. We have to bring manufacturing back to the American worker or all will be lost. A country cannot survive on pushing papers back and forth nor can it survive being a taker nation where the government pays 40 percent of it's people to not work. We must go back to being a maker nation or we will die. Why is that so damn hard to understand? History has proved it time and time again and now countries that used to be maker nations are collapsing under their own weight. Their governments are providing the people through government handouts rather than earnest work through employment of making and selling manufactured goods. Please, please dammit, use the common sense God has provided us with to understand this simple but important fact.