Thursday, October 15, 2009

Funny

My brother passed over this article from Times of London. Fabio Capello mocks David Beckham's man of the match award. Here's the classic line:

"Yes, I was a bit surprised,” the England manager said. “I just thought it was like Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize after eight months as President. Beckham gets the man of the match after 30 minutes here . . .”

By the way, i'm hoping to hit up the Dynamo v Galaxy game. Looking forward to watching Beck play, it'll be fun!

Sad Day

Isn't it sad what has happenend in America? Since when did race hustlers start determining who can own an NFL team? Wow...i have to say i'm shocked at this. You might not agree with Rush Limbaugh, i happened to think he's funny 90% of the time but for pete's sake, it's his bloody money. Why in the hell is that anybody else's business. Whatever happened to post-racial America? I guess it was all a dream...just like Hope N Change. I have to say this is really really a sad day in America.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Olympics

So yes, I'm happy Rio got the Olympic gig. Chicago is already a city with high taxes, great corruption and home of an egoistic president. It did not need more of it. I actually really love the city of chicago, i honestly wouldn't mind moving there. But honestly, Obama really thought he cold swoon his way to the olympics. talking about his personal story, how america has looked wack over the last several years but now that he's in office, it's all hope and change. what a lameO. I hate to say it but this was pretty sweet. His ego really tanked! Do i really think it will change how he sees things? NOPE. the guy is in so in to himself, he's oblivious to reality. Oh well. he basically said hey dudes pick Chicago because of ME. He's so lame. Maybe this is the beginning of the end of these kids running the country. Put some adults in charge please. Anyway, Happy Friday! And happy Birthday to my boy Jarrett. Many more dude!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some fun!


This is from the same beach at least 20 years later. wow! Enjoy! at my expense

Link to facebook album

Here it is: Nigeria-The Good, The Bad And The ___

Enjoy!

Back again!

Wow! It's been almost two months since I last blogged. I have to say i've been a lazy blogger. But anyhow, I'm back. Within the last two months, I went to Nigeria came back, went to Retreat for Canvas (church young adults ministry) in Austin and now i'm here about two weeks after. It's been an interesting, fun as well as rollercoaster eight weeks. I'll be detailing going forward. Anyhow, i just posted the pictures from my trip to nigeria on facebook and i wanted to link it here. Haven't figured out how to link my facebook page to this blog but hopefully i figure it out ASAP.
Nigeria was amazing, what can I say. It was more than i expected in so many ways. I took over 650pictures, i only posted like 170 on facebook just to give folks the idea. I think i said it on one of the pictures, one phrase to describe Nigeria: Work in Progress. I honestly wish i detailed everyday as the days went by. But all in all, i got to see family members that i hadn't seen in a while, some i had never even seen before. Also saw family friends that remember me since when i was 'this' small...blah blah blah. you know the drill. But it was all good. The love of family and friends is not comparable. It was a delight.
Nigeria, is full of corruption. One quick story. While we were there the Central Bank of Nigeria FIRED the top banks CEOs. Yes you read that right! They fired them, who in hell or heaven gave them the right to fire a CEO of a private company. And that's not the end they put them in JAIL. Dude if that's not a banana republic, then i don't know what is. They made up some BS charges that they mismanaged their banks. So what if they did, which they really didn't...the banking crisis is worldwide. Even if they did, that's up to their shareholders...which in one bank I am. It's pretty sad man. Anyhow man, I'll be blogging a lot more often.
Oh by the way, I'm looking for a new J-O-B now. Godwilling I'll have a really good one soon. Wish me luck and godspeed! For now, I'm Out!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Headed to where it ALL began...

So the trip begins tomorrow. I'm getting more excited as it draws near. I'll be out for a month or so but hopefully i'll be able to get a few posts while i'm gone. Since i won't be in the middle of nowhere. Just finished packing and now the countdown begins. Going to be a long flight...Let's get it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back from Camp Quality

It's been about five days and i guess i've settled back from camp. I've had time to think and rethink the days there and nothing has changed. It was definitely an amazing time. It was indeed an experience of a lifetime, volunteering and working with the kids and the good folks that spend their summer working this camp. Honestly, i didn't know what to expect; especially regarding the possible limitations of the kids and exactly how much 'fun' it would be. But my expectations were WOWed. The only bummer i had was that my kid wasn't able to attend, he got a fever couple of days before. Then they tried to fit me in with another kid and he didn't show up because he got cold feet. That did make the me feel a bit bummed for first day or so. Although, by half way through the week, i realized there the reason why God "stuck" me in the situation and it was for a much greater reason (which sorry, i can't share on here). Anyway, it was a week i will never forget. I definitely plan on going back next year, God-willing.
I honestly feel like i got more out of it than the kids did, and they had a hella fun. I ended up sharing a kid with another guy (who i happened to ride with to the camp) and that worked out pretty well, i think. I swear i thought he was quiet when i first met him, but nooo. He was up out of his wheelchair doing thriller by Wednesday. That pretty much made my week. He was a fun loving kid, who makes you think he's some mellow camper. Sike! He became a legend by the week's end. He learnt from the best. J/K, maybe not.
Apart from the great campers, the staff and the other volunteers were really good. i honestly think i had a conversation with everybody. I didn't realize I could talk that much. Heh! No really, i had convos about everything from college to wildlife and the environment. The people were great and it's definitely a good feeling to see so many people give up their time to do such demanding work for no [monetary] reward. This gives me hope for the future, i guess the world doesn't all the way suck. lol. I'm sure i'll be posting more about Camp Quality soon and later on as well. But this is just a brief de-brief. I look forward to next year, as well as the other events before then. Word on the street is I may get to meet my camper that wasn't able to come because he lives in the area. That would be awesome. I'm out.

Long time no see

Wow. I didn't realize how long it's been since i posted last. I've been in and out lately which has been keeping me busy, despite not being at work the last few weeks. I won't guarantee i'm going to get back to being consistent just yet, as I have more traveling to do. It definitely has been fun but I'll post up a few updates.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

Happy Fourth of July, America! What a great country. I am blessed to be living in such a great land. Here's to keeping it a great land!

Happy Birthday America!

Public Enemies

Hmm. Just saw this movie for the second time. I really don't know what to think about it. I thought the picture was great, acting was decent but it wasn't all that. I remember being in Chicago while they were filming this last year. (Why did it take so long by the way?) Anyway, what i didn't like about the movie was the excessive shooting. I love guns, don't get me wrong but there was so much shooting for no reason. No aim, nothing just criminals shooting automatics with no aim in sight. It became kind of bizzare, like why are you wasting all that ammo fool? The other quib i had with the movie was the silly accents especially of Christian Bale's character. It was really silly. I dunno who he was trying to sound like but he didn't sound like anything but a idiot. it was like a wannabe new york/boston accent. I didn't know Chicagoans speak like that, maybe during the depression but not now they don't. Those were my two main problems with the movie. Other than that, I thought it was OK. I still haven't seen Transformers 2, maybe this weekend.

Sarah Palin

I like Sarah Palin, as a matter in fact, I like sarah palin a lot. Her move today does leave me scraching my head, scraching really hard. Mostly because it's so puzzling and so different that you really don't know what to make of it. Some are writing her political obituary, some are saying she's starting to run for president. Who knows? Maybe she's just fed up with all the nonsense that has been following her around since she became national figure. She's been beat up horribly by the left and the right, so heck why not throw in the towel and say screw this, I have a family (young family by the way) and i honestly don't need this. To hell with politics. As much as i think that is possible, i kind of doubt it b/c she just doesn't seem like one to throw in the towel, maybe i'm wrong but i'll hold my judgment. Maybe she does want to run for higher office, who knows. One thing we can say is she dances to her own drumbeat and that i can respect. I may not agree with you but if you feel you know what you're doing, more power to ya. I do wish her all the best though, it seems she thought and talked about it with her family pretty well, so that works for me. If she and her family are happy then honestly, who cares. I've seen some of the same people (especially on the right) that always had something negative to say about her saying oh no, she's ruined her career, well you fools...you didn't want her to have one anyway. This wouldn't be my strategy but i'm not her. I think she's got a pretty bright future regardless of what she does or doesn't do. Godspeed, Ms. Wasilla, godspeed.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Friday!

Today's my last day on the job. Looking forward to the future!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sanford Saga

Since pictures are starting to surface on Mark Sanford's girlfriend, from what I've seen, she's ok looking. But I do think I've figured him out: he just wanted 'a wise Latina'. It's all part of the GOP's Big Tent outreach and his foreign policy bonafides.

We'll see if that really is her.

Shaq

I'm beginning to draw the conclusion that Shaquill O'Neal sucks. He seems to be trying to live off of other people's success and talent. His stint with the Lakers, I don't begrudge him for they were a nice duo and from my recollection (not that great), they got there about the same time. Then he goes to Miami...where Dwayne Wade just so happens to be the hottest thing around (no homo) on the court. And shaazam, it's all about Flash N Shaq Daddy. And then he goes to Phoenix where uh oh, Steve Nash just happens to be the best point guard playing basketball in the last few years, but since he's fat and slow, therefore doesn't mix well with Suns style of playing, it's an epic failure. But somewhere on the east coast some guy by the name of King James just happens to be "the next Michael Jordan" (which I don't believe), is "looking" for new talent and O'Neal just happens to be the match made in Heaven. Can somebody please tell me how this isn't absurd?
Not only is Shaq a carpet bagger but the Cavs are stupid. 1) why on earth would you waste your money on a guy who is waay past his prime? 2) why on earth would you acquire somebody that will alter the way you play your game?
I'm all for improving your team but Shaq? Really? You couldn't do any better? Why don't you get a younger guy who can develop and help your team become a power house with the already developed and stellar Lebron James? Why not draft somebody or get Emeka Okafor or trade your whole team for Andrew Bynum? Or good lord, anybody but Shaq.
In less than a decade, Shaq would have played with three of the best all-stars in the last 20 years. We call that mooching.

Geaux Tigers!

How about those Tigers?? Funny yesterday at lunch, my boss was hounding me about the game 2 loss and that she'll be thinking of me when LSU loses again last night. I told her it wasn't going to happen. And whaam! We lay a nice derriere whooping on the Longhorns. Hah! Don't mess with the Tigers! Another day, another championship. And yes, I wore a purple and gold polo to work today.

Geaux Tigers!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GOP

So it's news to me that June is officially GOP Admit an Affair Month. So let's celebrate. First you got a complete douche Ensign who cheats with his own family friend who went to high school with his wife. Good lord. And then we get Mark Sanford, who i guess people were looking at for 2012 (not me), cheating on his wife with a chick from Argentina. What can i say about that one except, Celebrate Diversity! This is all part of the Big Tent strategy. See we'll attract the Latinos now. Hah! It really is a shame though. I knew there was something really awkward about a dude dissapearing on father's day weekend. It just seemed like he was up to no good. Maybe that's the guy and cynic in me. Sanford really is pathetic. At least he admitted it, i guess but what a shame. I'm not being self-righteous, he deserves prayers for himself and his family. People say he can kiss any chance of being president, I never thought he had any chance. He seems like a good guy, don't get me wrong but he just doesn't have the "it" factor that you would want in a candidate. But he's got some "it" factor because he scored the chick from Argentina. I hate to say it but hopefully she was fine or somethinig...at least a 10! Either way, he's a tool.
Personally, i really don't care what politicians do in their private life but he deceived his staff and lied about where he was going and then before his press conference he said he chose something "exotic". So he's a liar . And now, he's lost the trust of the people. God bless his wife and kids.

Monday, June 22, 2009

O-bummer

I'm getting close to declaring that the United States Supreme Leader is a one-term president. Not yet ready to say it but I'm getting close. I think this emperor is definitely getting undressed...no homo.

This Week

I have to say, I'm a bit nervous and at the same time looking forward to the future. I've got some MAJOR decisions this week, arguable life changing. All I can say is this is definitely a leap of faith. Even though I have an idea, i'm not sure exactly what is next. So prayers, prayers, prayers.
God help me and save the queen.

Twitter

Last week, as i watched this Iran fiasco develop, i found a new respect for Twitter. "To be frank" (I love that line from "Fresh Prince"), i have not given Twitter the light of day. 1) They pretty much make no profit, which i think is pretty stupid, with the amount of money put into making the venture. 2)I find it borderline stalkerish 3)I'm just not that into other people's business and i'm sure as heck not into other people being in my business.
But with the Iran 'crisis' (as Obummer likes to say), Twitter has become as a source of communication between the people of Iran, who have been blacked out, and the rest of the world that seek to find the truth of the situation in Iran. Because of this, I have had to swallow a not so small ego and join Twitter. I kicked my Twitter hating to the side and I've had my own version of Hope N Change. i've been following the Iran updates on my phone. i've downloaded the application to my phone and it's really easy to use. I don't think i've put a status yet. Anyway, I'm sure the folks over at Twitter Inc, i think that's what its called, would be very proud of themselves at this time. And they deserve to be. I'm sure sooner or later they'll give an IPO a shot or just sell the rights to some billionaire. Work hard now, make stupid profit later. I kinda like the strategy.

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's 3AM.

And the Phone has been ringing. The call is from the oppresed people of Iran. President Obama is nowhere to be seen....Ring, Ring, Ring.

Thanks for the warning Hillary.

Iran

I'm hoping for a revolution in Iran. Please God. I guess W. was right when he said all people have an inner yearning for freedom. But I'm getting off track. The good people of Iran deserve freedom and fairness. Where is the leadership and support for a people that look to be free from oppresion? Where is the support from the Last Best Hope? Where is the support from the standard bearer of freedom in this world? American leadership remains silent. "Freedom [America] don't fail me[Iran] now". As I write this, no condemnation from the American administration. I'll [naively] keep my hope up.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Contracts

Apparently, people are taking note at how the administration is shredding the rule of law. They screwed the Chrysler and GM secured bondholders and now Miss USA has followed on. At least they got what they wanted...Carrie Prejean to lose the crown because she thinks traditional marriage is cool and should be left that way. They claim she "breached" her contract. Yeah, just like those "speculators" breached their contract. At least we know they're paying attention to their thug-in-chief.

Follow-up to Ginsburg

So it took less than 24hrs for Ruth bader Ginsburg to smack my praise down. At least she tried. The Republic burn continues. I will consider this move a warning shot at Obummer. I think they want him to know that he might have most of the power and most of the woosies of politicians but 'uhh...hey Barry, we're still here'.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Newfound Respect

Two big ones. Numero Uno: Ruth Bader Ginsburg-conservative and libertarian hero?? I'm not sure yet if the Supreme Court will uphold or smack down the administrations militant bankruptcy or not but at least for her to delay the decision, she deserves big praise. Will she turn out to be the unlikely savior of the constitution and of free people? That's yet to be determined, until then, she will be held high from my end. I think she can vote all the crazy left-wing ways til she dies and I'll have no problem with her.
NUmero dEUx: Stephen Colbert. Haven't really watched him on a consistent basis but what he did for the troops is to be applauded. I don't really care about his politics or honestly anything he does for the rest of the time he's on tv, he has my respect. For him to go all the way to Iraq and do this and call attention to the war that is still going on is a million times greater than what you would expect from anybody in the media today. They're too busy bashing Bush and any conservative in sight and screaming for Cindy Sheehan. This man has got some guts and it's refreshing to see someone in his kind of crowd doing such a great thing for the military.

Kudos to these two!

More from The WSJ

Yes, my favorite newspaper is Wall Street Journal because of the financial analysis on there as well as the excellent editorial. It's a fine Newspaper. Anyhow, yesterday, Shelby Steele , one of my favorites, wrote a magnificent article about the so called post racial president. Very excellent piece.

But of course "post-racialism" is not a real idea. It is an impression, a chimera that grows out of a very specific racial manipulation that I have called "bargaining." Here the minority makes a bargain with white society: I will not "guilt" you with America's centuries of racism if you will not hold my minority status against me. Whites love this bargain because it allows them to feel above America's racist past and, therefore, immune to charges of racism. By embracing the bargainer they embrace the impression of a world beyond racial division, a world in which whites are innocent and minorities carry no anger. This is the impression that animates bargainers like Mr. Obama or Oprah Winfrey with an irresistible charisma. Even if post-racialism is an obvious illusion -- a bargainer's trick as it were -- whites are flattered by believing in it.

More "Create or Save"

Today and last couple of days, I've seen a pickup in sensible people calling out how stupid this 'create or save' nonsense is. Bill McGurn from WSJ had a great article about it today, smacking the media for playing along with this phony math. Obama's lapdogs will do whatever their master pleases. Rush also wacked the administration for this so called "saved" jobs number. I've said it before, anybody can make up a number of 'saved' statistics. For example, Katie Couric (who by the way sucks as an anchor and pretty much at life) has the worst rating since they've been rating, lol. She's lost over 2million viewers but in essence she has saved 5million more. Ahh, I love this math. I wish I could use it at the job: Boss, we lost five clients last week but I really saved nine (out of 20) clients. Nonsense.
From McGurn:

"You can measure how many jobs are created between two points in time. But
there is no way to measure how many jobs are saved. Even if things get much,
much worse, the President can say that there would have been 4 million fewer
jobs without the stimulus."

Rush was pretty funny talking about this, going as far as saying that this math is so impossible "maybe even God" wouldn't be able to figure this math out. Heh. Actually He can.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Create or Save"

Ok, so I'm getting sick of hearing this "save or create" nonsense. I think I've blogged about this before. It's the most ridiculous phrase I have ever heard in my life. And how nobody calls the administration out for this is not only puzzling to me but scary. Nobody to say, "wait a second, how are you going to calculate 'saved' jobs?" Well, the censored media won't ask that because we know the answer to that. You can't calculate it, "we just know". So in other words if unemployment hits 10% this year (which I think it's destined to at least touched that), and say 7million people are out of work, you can say we save 2million. or pick another number...4mil, 5mil. How idiotic is this? So there are 300million Americans right? Ok, so let's say there are 250million unemployed (I know this is way out there but I'm just pointing to how ridiculous this is), you can say 'but but we saved 50million jobs.' What kind of bullcrap is that? I notice the Autocracy, i mean administration, has a math problem but c'mon. Math problem in regards to Obummer saying the less than 2% of Muslims in America makes America one of the largest "Muslim nation" in the world. Simply foolish, just foolish.
I'm out.

Turbo Timmy

I can't get passed the story about Timothy Geithner getting laughed at by Chinese students when he said he guarantees them that their American held assets are safe. LOL Who's the idiot here? Him or his boss? I'll go with option C, both of them. Funny enough, one of the chinese economists said well Timmy, can you like show us the math of this? Like how the heck are you going to pay off a 12 trillion dollars you've racked up in about a year trying to "save" the american economy? Or how speniding trillions of dollars on government healthcare is going to "save" and "reduce" costs. What kind of Orwellian nonsense is this? I have to say, I love the Chinese right now. I don't care what people say, these people are not stupid or close to stupid. If anybody is behaving dumb right now, look at the White House, Treasury, Fed and Congress. But I have to give props to the students at the university laughing at Timmy. I know they're thinking this "genius" cannot even figure out his own taxes on freaking Turbo Tax and he tells us that our T-bills are safe. I think they called bull on that one, anyone with half-a-brain could figure that out. I love it.

On a related note, I love how Ben Benarke wants to tell us that America will have to reduce deficits. Sooooo now you tell us. Ridiculous. NO DUH. After he has printed billions even trillions of dollars, he wants to talk about cutting back. Why the heck didn't you cut back on your printing machine Benny? I do honestly believe that they've figured out America can't pay the debt between what it is now and the coming second round of binge fiscal drinking of the Administration, so they are just going to have to raise taxes BIG TIME. And/or purposely devalue the dollar and screw China and the Sultans. We'll see how that works out, I don't think China will stand for that. Either way, it ain't gonna be pretty.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Supreme Court

Why is everyone up in arms about Obama's Supreme Court nominee? Obama nominated someone just like him...a racist, marxist and a "great story". This should have been expected. Seriously.
On a related note, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that even though everybody is saying she's going to get easily confirmed, I'll say she'll run into some serious trouble. We'll see how accurate I am on this.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can I say...

I am PROUD of Dick Cheney. He's become more of a hero than I ever thought he could be. I've always thought he was a good guy, as much as he was vilified but the dude is not only gutsy but confident. Between him and his daughter Liz, I think they can take on the world. Al Qeada and all. He simply destroyed Obama and his policies, smacked him over the head and try to inject him with some sense. It's so relieving to see somebody do this with boldness. We got whimpy people on the right that are not gutsy enough to call Obama's bluff but no, not Richard Cheney. And for that he gets major accolades. I wish we could clone him and make him a younger so he can take over the [weak]publican party. I hope he keeps it up, as well as his daughter. Obama is simply not used to people challenging him. He's like a little kid that has always got what he wanted and never had to be responsible for his decisions. In contrast, Cheney has definitely been responsible for his actions and so far it looks like it worked out pretty well.

So here's to more of Dick Cheney! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Guessing game

I just had a quick thought, as of today, a ticket I wouldn't mind seeing would be a Palin/Ryan ticket. I like the guy man. He's a smart, economy oriented kid. He knows his stuff especially with policy. I wouldn't mind supporting that.

On a side note, did I mention I really like Liz Cheney?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Genius President

So the brilliant President comes up with another brilliant idea: kick the auto industry while their on the ground. Oh well, they'll never recover (at least Chrysler and GM for sure). It seems that this guy doesn't have any other instincts but to destroy everything that has made America great. He blabs about how we've been destroying the planet. Yeah, ok. I say put your money where your mouth is. Get rid of all your SUVs, Airforce One, and gas guzzling limo and then lecture us, Professor Obama. Whatis up with this control hunger that these fools have? If I want to drive a SUV, let me drive my SUV. If you wanna drive a silly looking smart car, good for you. If it makes you happy...driving my kind of car sure as heck makes me happy. Now if I run into your idiotic behind on the freeway, don't whine about anything. You chose to drive that wheelchair looking car around. What is the big deal. This idiotic plan is going to be a disaster. Not to add that it's not going to work. America will only be worse off because of this. How about we drill for oil in america, open nuclear factories and develop clean coal. These are proven solutions for energy, instead of killing every kind of business that has made this country great. "Green cars and smart cars" are just not "in" and they never will be. Sorry to have to break it to you.

24 season finale recap

Last night's show was pretty awesome, I think. Some parts I kind of figured would happen, e.g. Kim Bauer, saving her father (if not, the shows over). The part of her stabbing the woman and then running after the dude was spectacular. What's her real name? She reminds me of a much better looking meghan mccain. I found the politically correct muslim cleric visiting him very interesting...no big deal, just pretty random. Word on the street is Garafolo isn't going to be back next season...I won't lose any sleep over her. Tony Almaeda was a big star. I figured he was doing it for some bigger reason but I couldn't figure it out. I thought maybe someone had blackmailed him. Anyway, great show great season...look forward to next season.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday!

Happy Friday but before I cut loose for the day I have to say:

it's been fun watching San Fran Nan---Nancy Pelosi just fall apart as she lies her way around washington. The exact reason politicians need term limits...power and corruption. But I digress, I have my popcorn. Do you?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"The Three Letter Word"- J-O-B-S

Is it just me or what? "Create or save 2million jobs is the most nonsensical thing I've ever heard. I'm wondering why nobody has never asked that. The fools in the media just repeat what the administration says without questioning it. If we lost 30million jobs but at least 5million ppl are still working you can save we saved 2million jobs. I know they're a lot of other smarter people than myself but I'm speechless as in how nobody is picking up how idiotic this is.

Save or create my. . .

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Random Thoughts

  • Last night, I, for some reason, wondered: what ever happened to my good friend Blago? Last thing I heard he was supposed to get indicted but where's he now? He made for good comedy. But in all sense, why is he not in court yet and why is he not spilling the beans yet?
  • I have some new heroes. I appreciate Dick Cheney a lot more than I ever thought I would. He's an honest man and you can't say he doesn't speak how he feels. But aside from that, his daughter is even a bigger talent. She took on 5 stoogies on MSNBC yesterday. She's definitely my new hero(ine). Beautiful, smart and can argue.
  • Thank God for ms. california. Despite all the attacks on her and her family she was strong and did not back down. The Donald also did the right thing. More power to him, he's a smart guy (at times).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend Roundup

The weekend was pretty good, too quick and too short. Yes, even though this was my friday off. I went to a lecture by Robert Murphy of the Mises Institute friday. It was very informative, even though a lot of what he said I knew from Amity Shlaes book, "The Forgotten Man". The best part of the lecture was hearing that business leaders were almost excited when FDR died because they feared he was going to declare himself Dictator. LOL...reminds me of another "charismatic" president. Except this time he might not just "rule" in America but as a "citizen of the world", rule the world. Wouldn't that be just dandy. He hasn't done enough damage to the US so he wants to screw the rest of the world over. Great Idea! Had a good mother's day with the mother. I was left with a pretty fat lunch tab. Mother's day comes once a year, I guess.

It's a shame that Wanda Sykes and the rest of the left succumb to acts like these. That's all i can say about this.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Brett Favre

I used to be a huge Brett Favre fan. I mean he was my favorite football players for years. Since he started playing this retirement game, he's just pissed me off. The last two years of this dude has made me peeved. He played that game with Green Bay then NY Jets played along and now Minnesota wants to dance. How about Brett Favre go sit at home and stop being so selfish. It's time to move on old man or you'll just tarnish whatever legacy you had.

Crush on You...

Yesterday, I figured out who I have a pretty big crush on:

Erin Burnett

Oh Lord

So apparently Liberty University has taken off a Miss California video off their website. That's not such a big deal to me, I can understand that. What I don't understand is this.

What's up with Christians so quick to condemn. Whoever wrote this blog post, I hope they're perfect and have never sinned. I guess they want to stand and be known as "the spiritual one". I guess. I believe Jesus told the woman that was caught in adultery to 'go and sin no more'. He didn't pounce on her and join her accusers in their bashing and almost stoning of her. I'm happy most of us on the right and most Christians that I've seen around are support her but comments like this are disheartning and not very Christ-like.

Also, just as fast as she was embraced and used by many of these groups,
she risks now being dropped due to the appearance of these shameful photos,
both
those from the past and those she defends in her “Christian”
modeling
. Welcome to the evangelical celebrity circuit where souls and
hearts don’t matter as much
as an effective PR blitz for the “cause.” People
are expendable.

It's a shame. I hope and pray we see more love and mercy from people on 'our side' than condemnation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Turbo-Tax Timmy

Heh! Can't help but giggle when I see Turbo-tax cheat Timothy Geithner talk about how he's going to crack down on "loop-holes''. LOL It's simply hilarious! I guess he knows the in's and out's of avoiding paying some taxes. So what if you try to pay the least amount of taxes. I'm not proposing cheating, I'm just saying if the code allows you to pay less then why the heck would you pay more? Only a idiot would. We do have a few idiots running around.
Also, I think this is all a sham and if it's not a sham, it's not going to work. It'll have some adverse effect. People will set up shop elsewhere and pay lower taxes there. Silly.

Rockets!

Wow. Check out the Rockets v Lakers game last night? Wow, what a shocker! I thought we would have a pretty good chance to put up a fight but I think the Rockets left the Lakers kind of clueless last night. Maybe we might be able to pull this off. Big ups to Yao for fighting through the pain, he's making himself to be a serious star now.

By the way, I have always thought the Rockets were better off without T-mac. He's more of a burden than an asset.

AAR

Got a chance to check out All American Rejects last night downtown. Very good concert. They gave a pretty good show except for one thing: it just ended. Like one second everybody's going crazy to "Give you Hell" and then the band is off stage. No thank you Houston, thanks for having us. Nothing. They just cleared the stage. Very interesting. I guess when you make it that big you just don't give a rat but I think I would love to keep my fans and would love for them to come back next time I come to town.

Monday, May 4, 2009

SImple Proposal

I'm on my way out for the day from work, but I just thought about this proposal. I'm not for open-borders, I'm actually very opposed to it. However I don't think it's practical to think you can round up 14million people to be deported. So a simple proposal, a path to citizenship. A very long path. $10,000 for individual/$20k for familes for guest worker program, five years later if in good behavior with the laws of the land and contributing (going to school or working) then permanent residency. And then if that continues five years later, citizenship. Any violation, you're out (including those that refuse to be legal). Fair? I think so. You generate some income to the American economy and take care of the illegal immigration. Two birds with one stone. By the way, you close the borders now.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Speaking of Krauthammer...

...he goofed on Biden pretty good last night:

I think the single most important public health measure that we can take is to
put Joe Biden in quarantine. The prognosis, unfortunately for him, is not good.
There's no known cure for what ails him, which is a congenital inability to
control his tongue. But the good news is that that researchers around the
world are working around the clock on a cure. So they always is hope.



Haaha!! Happy Friday!

Still on the whole "tortue" thing

Charles Krauthammer who I think is the smartest dude on the planet worte a really good case on this interrogation fiasco:

Private principles are fine, but you don't entrust such a person with the
military decisions upon which hinges the safety of the nation. It is similarly
imprudent to have a person who would abjure torture in all circumstances making
national security decisions upon which depends the protection of 300 million
countrymen.

He seems to make everything sound so pin-pointed, straight talk

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Conservative Case Against Torture?

I read this article and it left me scraching my head and thinking huh? I pretty much just took it apart and explain my thought process. I posted it on his comment section:

Hmm. Very interesting but not even slightly compelling. To prove to you, I'll just go ahead and take it apart: First, the title:1. "The Conservative Case Against Torture"-Waterboarding is not torture and to try to put it on the same scale as pulling fingernails off, pistol whipping or anything the chinese and Nazis did is simply insane especially when America has used this techniques to train our own forces. 2."But torture is clearly unconstitutional. When it ratified the Convention against torture and other cruel and degrading treatmentin 1994, the Senate defined “cruel, inhuman and degrading” as any practice that would violate the Fifth, Eighth or 14th Amendments."-His case against this being unconstitutional is very unconvincing because in that case you can say almost every form of war, interrogation or heck simple police roughing up would be unconstitutional. 3. Second, it completely shatters the myth of American exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan put it best when he called America “that shining city on the hill.” America is truly the greatest country in the world, in no small part because we have a Constitution that guarantees the rights of its citizens, and because we don’t torture. How can America be exceptional if it does the same kind of crap that the Russians, the Chinese, the Egyptians or the Arabs do? How can we say that we are freest nation, the best nation on earth, the last, best hope for civilization when we allow the state to waterboard, to humiliate and to beat up prisoners? -This one just made me go nuts. It simply shows a lack of knowledege and understanding of history. To say America is "that shining city on the hill" because we don't use harsh methods is simply false. What makes America stand out is the fact that such harsh methods are not used on a regular basis, are not used on normal individuals and such things are a last resort or should be, kind of like war. History shows us that. Dropping the mushroom on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, FDR putting japanese-americans in internment camps during WWII, Abraham Lincoln suspending habeas corpus on HIS OWN CITIZENS and I'm sure there are more examples. But to say somehow America is the greatest country in the world because we've lived in some kind of utopia is not only not conservative, is pretty ignorant and naive. And this goes along with his argument about being Machiavellian-like. America doesn't flex its muscles unless it needs to and I sure as heck believe keeping millions safe is pretty darn necessary. Unless he wants to say America was wrong to drop the atomic bombs and suspend habeas corpus, where America will be two different countries, if we were even here today. 4. This one is the most ridiculous of them all: "Third, conservatives usually have a healthy distrust of the state. Why should they suddenly think that allowing the state to torture anybody somehow is a good thing? As a conservative (and I am a conservative), I am very leery of giving the state this much power. What prevents the state from using this kind of power on domestic “terrorists”?" This doesn't get any more bizzare and leaves me scratching my head. Why should we even have a military then? Since they can decide to use "that kind of power on domestic 'terrorists'?" I mean, I think my distrust for the state is based on when it goes outside of it's written constitutional duty, which includes protecting the citizens. I hope conservatives don't go the route of thinking that all government is bad. I know a lot of people love to quote Ronald Reagan saying that "government is the problem". But they miss the part that he said "in this situation, government is the problem". Some government is good, very limited but good. So to think because we distrust most of the state doesn't mean we become paranoid about our government using such power against regular citizens. 5. America is a beacon for freedom around the globe, but that only works when we act responsibly, in a way that promotes human rights and protects human dignity. We don’t act that way when we give the state the power to torture people in the name of protecting our safety. He sounds like an anti-war crowd more than a conservative here. Last point I know I went long but, republicans and unfortunately for me, conservatives, have allowed our opponets to define the argument. We sit here repeating "torture memos", "anti-abortion", "against gay marriage", these are a few examples. My question is why? When we let them define the argument we automatically lose. You let people call interrogation torture and before you know it you'll think sitting across the table and chatting with a jihadi is torture just because some left wing ACLU loon tells you it is. If this continues on both the national security level and politcal level, I can guarantee conservatives will never win an argument, less an election. And that will make America worse off. I'm with Ryan, give me another technique that would have given the info that saved thousands of lives or you'll just be ok going to the funeral of 3000 more people and telling them that sorry you lost your kid because we didn't dump some water on Khalid Sheik Mohammed. At least we're still "the beacon of freedom". What good is freedom if you're dead?

Update: I forgot to link it earlier. It's fixed now.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Two Quick thoughts

Two quick thoughts for the day:
-I'm still upset at the power going out last night as '24' was getting good. I'll have to catch it on the internet. I have a feeling I'll be pissed once this episode is over
-Best news I've heard in a while. Arlen Specter is officially becoming a Democrat, as if we already didn't know he was. I love old people, I really do...but why do these politicians feel they can stay in office til they die? Food for thought. But it's about time these losers get their act right. Hopefully he'll grab a couple of other liberals in gop along with himself. Purge on! And maybe one day I would be ok with being identified as a republican. I honestly don't 'mind social moderates, that I'm fine with that's your own business but when people can't agree on free market capitalism/sound economics then by all means Get Out!

Change I Can Believe In!

Monday, April 27, 2009

It's Monday

Long weekend but like I say all the time the long weekends feel the shortest. Where the heck did the weekend go? I ran across the most telling article I've seen in a while. This. There's a fundraiser shin-dig at Obama's daughter's school (the same one he screwed other BLACK kids from going) and they expected the president to give some goodies to auction off. Sort of like a round of golf with The One or something. The idiot president and his angry wife donate magazine covers with them on it. Oh, I forgot, they signed it. Cute. Get the heck out here. What a narcissistic tool! I know i've been called a narcissist before-which is far from true, just haters-but this is beyond pale. This isn't really surprising to me but for him to do this openly and think "we should get at least a million bucks donated for my autograph and "historic" photo". bs. Remember he gave the Queen an ipod with his own speeches! Oh my! So him and his "stunning" wife manage to be cheap and narcissistic at the same time. Unbelievable.
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P.s. I'm think of a stereotype but I can't even write it on my own blog. $100 bucks if you could guess.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fresh Thoughts

Last night, I was watching some evening news show and they were talking about the Miss USA debacle. Where Ms. California basically lost because she believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Ok, big whoop, its Ms. USA. But this made me think about the a bigger picture: Liberals, well to me there's nothing liberal about them. They're more of control freaks.
It seems that progressives, i guess that's a better term or statists(as mark levin calls them) have become control freaks. They scream and yell that people should be tolerant and yet they are the most intolerant amongst us. it makes no sense to me. they want us to be more open-minded, yeah? well, why the heck aren't you more open-minded about my view? I'll try to focus on just one issue with this post regarding these so-called liberals-gay marriage. ok, so i feel that marriage should be between a man and a woman, that doesn't mean i hate gays or lesbians. i actually love them. they're free to be gay or straight if they want. but because i don't agree with gay marriage i'm automatically a bigot. Well it's about time these folks look in the mirror. As we saw with the whole prop8 campaign in California, the only bigots are those that want us to be more open-minded. Rick Warren (who i'm not really a fan of) went and got donuts to give to the people that were protesting and throwing things at his members. Who's the bigot? Who's the hatemonger? I just can't wrap my arms around the idea around people of this mindset. Let's assume I'm interested in changing my mind about gay marriage, I'm not by the way, would these radical acts of cursing people out, name-calling and witchunting change my mind? I think NOT. I just don't see how these people can expect to change people's minds by attacking the same people. Take for example Meghan McCain, the twit (sorry for that namecalling but i can't help it), she wants to take over the republican party because we need to be pro gay marriage and get rid of all those evil conservatives. Well, by calling the people you're trying to woo over extremists and crazy and fringe, good luck with them giving you one earful. They wouldn't even if you tried nice because MM is just pretty much a joke.
My last point on this is, and I'm open to understand, people that classify themselves as gay want to be treated equally right? So why all the brouhaha about wanting this and that and special recognition? Why the push to be treated different if the objective is to be treated equally? It makes no sense to me.
I personally think marriage between one man and one woman is the best way to go because of my faith, science, and if you go past that stage, why not make polygamy legal? Why stop there, why not allow for people to get married to whatever thing they want to get married to?
That's just me. I'm pretty open minded

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My mind is brewing...a simple proposal

I just read an article over at FoxForum by Juan Williams, "Obama's Outrageous Sin Against Our Children". It's a pretty good analysis on how the pres continues to double speak on the education scene. Williams focuses on the DC Voucher Program which has proved to be very effective for minority (I dislike using this word) students. These less fortunate kids were able to get a $7500 scholarship to attend a private school, the kind Obama sends his kids. But the Democrats killed the funding for it, mainly because they've sold their souls to the devil. Just to be clear, I believe this was in the stimulus bill so we can blame those three republican senators that voted for the bill as well. As Juan pretty much says, well done politicians for "helping the kids". So these kids are done with this effective program as of the end of this school year and the ones that were selected to start next year, well sorry to you as well. See you at the hell hole we call public school. I was fortunate enough to grow up in pretty decent suburbs and attend good public schools, especially after moving to Texas. But I have seen and have heard enough about inner city schools that have done nothing more than kill kids incentives to get an education. So this move by this administration and this congress is no less than despicable.
But that is not the point of this post. I have been a long time critic of Republicans and now I have a proposal for them as well as for Conservatives. As most of us believe in school choice and despise the Teachers Unions (rightly so), what do we do about an issue like this. It seems like Republicans are just sitting back and whining, "Oh Obama killed the Voucher system, blah blah blah". Ok yeah that happened, now what? If they were smart Republicans would hold a fundraiser to raise money for as many kids as possible to stay in this program. They can start off with those that are already in the program and go from there. But since the Repubs don't seem to be doing anything right these days, how about a group of Conservative think tanks and organizations hold a joint fundraiser, get all the big names and raise money for these kids?
I know this is such a wild wild idea, I can imagine why no one ever thought of it. Sarc. But this would accomplish a few things. First it would help children that are receiving good education in a good environment continue to do so and in the end be better contributors to society as a whole. These kids will be able to develop their God-given skills and become future doctors, investment bankers, lawyers, teachers etc. Another thing that would come out of this is political. As far from the truth it is, Republicans and conservatives are wrongly labeled as not compassionate and not caring about "the community". So look at this as sort of a political makeover. We know it's not true, conservatives give to charity plenty times more than liberals do, that is a FACT. But an event like this would put this on display and show the general misinformed public our true colors. I am not a fan of pandering, but some might see this as pandering. I don't but I can understand how it can be interpreted as such. Call it what you want. This is just doing what we always do, except we'll do it with a little showmanship and in the end it will publicly shame Democrats as the hypocrytics they are when they speak of doing "what works for the kids".

'24'... Again

I'm still stunned from the episode last night. Tony frigging Almeada! That's all I have to say. The dude is a beast! You know a show or a movie is really good when you're tempted to side with the bad guys. I really haven't seen a better show than '24'. I do think I'm starting to have a little crush on the red-hair, "Renee"; when I think about it, I have a little history of red hair crushes (think Lindsay Lohan). It's a shame this season is almost over but it's funny because nobody knows how its going to end. Loving it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tea Party Pictures














































Tea Party De-brief

I had a lot fun at the rally yesterday. I'll be posting pictures shortly. Got there about 3:45 (it was supposed to start at 4) and I guess I was a little nervous. For one, it was my first protest and then second, uhhh do I have to say. I don't think i was necessarily nervous, i think i was just more anxious to see the reaction I would get. But the wait didn't last. As I walked up out of the parking garage, I walked right into the line to get into the park (people were signing in). In line, I met a couple who brought their young daughter, probably in middle or high school. I couldn't really tell. We chatted a bit, they loved my t-shirt for one, that was a big convo starter. The guy took pictures of me and we were yappin' it up. Then for some reason, I can't remember, we spoke to the lady behind them and before you know it me and her were yappin' it up. She seemed like a really nice middle aged woman but then I could tell there was something about her. Anyhow, she told me how her kids made her sign and then I said something about being a recent grad and then she asks me where I went. And of course we know, I'm always proud to give that answer. LSU! Her face lit up and gave me the "get out" look. And she yelled, "GEAUX" and of course I said, "TIGERS". It was a party already. You know LSU ppl, we meet each other and we act like we've known each other for years. I love the LSU family, truly amazing. I don't think there's anything like.

The program kicked off with music, pledge of allegiance, bible reading, and prayer. Yes, welcome to Texas, where we love our God and Guns. They had about 10000 people show up, i don't what the actual count is but it was amazing. Lots of speakers. They had conservatives, libertarians, ron paul crowd, young, middle aged, old and very young, fair tax people (I'm definitely a flat tax guy and think fair tax is sort of a joke) but we were all together. American flags everywhere. And there was plenty of Texas spirit, a lot of 10th Amendment and the proposition regarding that in the Texas state house.

I had a good time and I swear a million people took pictures of me. A lot of the older folks asked me if I remember the Carter years. My answer? "Uhhhhh, I really wasn't born until '87 so I've done a lot of reading and the guy was a joke". They loved me! Then again, who doesn't? Just teasing. , It did go a little long but I had to leave early (about 6:30). I teach fifth grade kids at my church on wednesday nights. All in all, this was a great experience that I hope is the beginning of saving America.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Facebook profile

last night, i changed my facebook status to "I'm becoming more and more libertarian by the day". I wasn't sure what response I would get but i wasn't surprised. My libertarian friend seemed pretty pleased and maybe other ppl kind of feel the same way. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to change my socially conservative beliefs but economically, i'm to the point that the government should just get the heck away. As far as possible, please. Thanks.

Tea Party Time

It's Tea Party Dad. I honestly can't believe I'm going to a protest, but I'm looking forward to it. I'll be having my camera handy and taking some pretty good pictures. It's going to be interesting. Especially because I'll be wearing the Obama/Carter t-shirt. I can't wait to see people's reaction. And if ACORN or moveon is there it'll get even more interesting. "Big, black guy with an anti-obama shirt? He must crazy". Hah! Intelligence knows no skin color. Sorry, I'm not a drone, I like to think for myself and I'll like to keep it that way. Party up!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tea Party, again

Yes, the Tea Party movement is full force. It's pretty remarkable. I got my t-shirt in the mail yesterday and I'm ready! It does irk me that a lot of politicians, mostly republicans, are trying to get in on the action. We all know they weren't involved in this before. Heck, a lot of them are part of the problem. Now a bunch of them are jumping on the bandwagon, I hate to say it but it just gives fuel to the idiots that keep calling this some thing out of the republican party. This stuff was straight grassroots and now people like Newt Gingrich are trying to get a piece of the pie. How about people told them 'No thanks'. That would have been better, but I hear he's speaking at one of the tea parties. This would make people like me who doesn't jump up and down about republicans a little sketchy about going to the Tea Party. But oh well, I think most people going know what they're going for and are saying screw people like them. Newt and his kind who are just trying to cash in on a serious movement. Politicians, i swear

Monday, April 13, 2009

24-tonight

I await yet another thriller. I swear this show should be on 24/7/365. Seriously.

Update: Yes, it was a thriller. Two words, Tony Almaeda! I was a little ticked off about the silly global warming commercial 'Cloe' did after the show. Really? I guess '24's trying to blunt the suggestions that it's a rightwing show. Nonsense. Embrace your rightwingness '24'. Nobody needs to do anything to save the planet. If the planet needs to be saved, it'll save itself.

Tea Party!

I've been getting pretty excited about this Tea Party shindig. Why you may ask? Well, I've always been vocal about my opinions from politics to sports to psychology and economics (duh). But I've never been one to protest about anything, I guess I just kind of thought it wasn't for me. Except this one time few years ago in college when me and a couple of my friends were sort of making fun of this "protest" on campus and I wound up on the evening news, as one of the protesters. Ooops. Yeah that was a big mistake, I'm glad my parents were in a completely different state because I can hear them with their Nigerian accents, "Did I send you to school to protest or to get an education"?
But I digress. I think most conservatives in general just aren't the "protest kind". But this is different because things have just gotten pretty outrageous. So I am very excited about this Wednesday and looking forward to the big Tea Party downtown. I ordered myself a "welcome back Carter Shirt" with BHO's cheesing face smacked on it. I'm sure it'll be nice to see this on a black guy by the way (tongue in cheek). Hopefully it makes it hear in time for Wednesday. Good lord, now that I think about it, I'm going against all my morals! My number one rule with shirts is under any circumstance, NEVER wear someone else's face on you. I'll put in an amendment. I'll be blogging on this before Wednesday. I wish I could take my cousin who's a senior in high school but he won't be able to make it. I'm doing my best to baptize him in common sense in order that he doesn't get brainwashed when he heads to the ivy league in the fall.
Let's go out and demand common sense from the government.

Easter

Didn't do it yesterday but i'll do it today. Easter was yesterday. I don't think there is any other occasion more important than Easter. If Christ never died AND resurrected from the grave, how would Christianity necessarily differ from other world religions? Thank God for Jesus and for conquering the grave. We are eternally grateful to God for this and we can never repay him back or try to live "good enough". Because good enough will never be enough. So all we can do is accept the good grace he gave us and live for him. Because if Christ died for us, the least we can do is live for him. That is what I am striving to do. YOU should join me.

P.S. No you're not going to be perfect, we're all human.

I've been gone a few eh?

good lord. I didn't realize it's been almost two weeks since my last post! What the ? I've been a little busy with work and extra-curricular activities. But I am here again. What has happened since I blogged last?
Oh yea, made 22 this past saturday, sunday was easter, ehhh whatelse? I think I have short term memory or something b/c i can't remember much past this weekend. It's a shame.
But speaking of birthday, I had a pretty good one this year even though it was very different. No, I didn't "go out" or "do it big". I'm just not in the feeling of doing that anymore, at least at any serious extent. But I got some really cool gifts...clothes, concert tickets (jealous?), giftcards, and I even treated myself to a few things. First time buying anything for myself apart from food. Family and friends always make the birthday great. I'm grateful to all my friends and family that helped make my birthday weekend a really good one. I'm very appreciative.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tyranny

If the president of the united states sacking the head of GM doesn't scream tyranny then the world is upside down. Unbelievable

Headline of the Day

"Compassionate Capitalism". From the top Huffington Post. That sounds familiar right? Compassionate Conservatism. How did that work out? Geithner did say capitalism will be different. Well here it is...long live free market capitalism!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I really wish...

24 was a movie or a three hour show. One hour is just not enough. I hope this is not the last season becuase i got a feeling Jack might die. He's been exposed to radioactive materials. We'll see. This season has definitely gotten better. Save Tony!

Berkeley Dissapointment

I've never been a big fan of UC Berkeley but I did have some serious respect for their Economics professors, at least some of them. Especially Christina Romer. BUT apparently she checked her intellect at the door to join the Hope and Change team. What a tool! How do you do a massive study and write an extensive paper on a subject and then turn around and do exactly what your hypothesis proves is wrong? Doesn't make any sense right?? Exactly! What is she smoking? Or drinking for that matter. I had some hope for her but she's a lost cause. Going on every friggin TV channel to say that she's sure "our" plan will work. Are you really? How dopey is that. It's not even a matter of "hoping [it] fails", I know it will fail. And you can quote me! I'm so frustrated with people who checked their ideology, intellect, priorities or beliefs at the door. They say one thing and do another. Useless. Where's my 1984 book?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's new?

Ahh, so I pull up espn.com and what do I get as the home page? A picture of Barack Obama. Seriously? Are they for real? I'm getting sick of these people. Can I go somewhere without seeing this dude's face? My gosh. It's getting worse than big brother. You turn the tv to every channel and there he is. Sickening. Over-exposure is not a strong enough to describe this. The hubris will haunt this administration down all the way to the end. Useless.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My Beef with Meaghan McCain

I don't have a problem with Meaghan McCain's weight or anything, whatever she wants for her body is her business. I don't have any special interest in her in that sense to care. My beef with her is that she seems clueless. It's funny (not really), seeing somebody all of a sudden talk about how much they "love the Republican Party". Really? She supported John Kerry in '04. That said, her dad was the failed nominee of the GOP last year and all of a sudden she's a voice of the GOP young generation....go figure! Really? If she didn't support her dad, then I would say something was obviously wrong with her. But for somebody who cannot tell us why she "loves the Republican Party", she's just another passer-by trying to use celebrity status to take a stakehold in politics. And then she whines about how conservatives are extremists. Really? I'm sorry you don't have any convictions or any principles on which you base your life but because we do, all of a sudden we're extremists. That's not it. She blabs about Ann Coulter this, Laura Ingraham being mean. Spare me. She makes people of my generation look like a bunch of idiots that just want to get along for getting along sake. And then she goes over to liberal outlets to air her problems with conservatives. Don't we have enough David Frums already? Enough. Anyhow, only thing she says is we need to be more like liberals. Newsflash Ms. McCain, we just did that with your dad. No disrespect, but he got his behind handed to him. And don't even start to blame it on Sarah Palin. Your dad's campaign was a disaster before he picked her, she salvaged whatever she could for his no convictions, liberal republican ideas. Ok, I exaggerated about the whole 'only thing she has to say' thing. She does think earmarks are bad...I wonder where she got that idea from?
My thing is, for someone to come out to say they want to be some kind of standard bearer for young republicans (i guess i don't really fall in there, since I'm just a conservative not a republican), and not have any kind of agenda other than get a "name" for themselves by attacking Ann Coulter, you should just stay home. God, I hope the rest of my generation isn't like this! I'm 21, yeah I'm out of college already, but to hear Ms. McCain talk is disturbing. To assume that conservatives are not hip enough. The conservatives I know are pretty hip and who the heck said you vote for people because their hip? Look where that got us, thanks to the Hope N Change crowd.
My hope is that she's just another David Frum and not a representation of my generation. Some of us actually have principles, believe in free markets, the constitution, family values and hardwork. And we're not ready to give that up just yet for some kind of watered down conservatism. Hopefully, our army is greater than yours, Ms. McCain and god-willing we will conquer the republican party and save it from it's utter destruction by your kind. Hopefully me and you can squash our beef soon. Cheers!

Last week's '24'

I finally got to watch the '24' episode from last week that I TIVO'd and yes, I was not dissapointed! The season is getting better. I was a bit worried at the beginning but the heat has turned up. Tonight looks even better. I have to say the wannabe Chloe chick, I really can't stand. Maybe partly because she's a big Lib but that doesn't usually make me not like actors. I think it's prob she acts entirely too paranoid it's annoying. I was pretty stunned that in the middle of the show "President Taylor" does a commercial about global warming. What is up with this hysteria? Can I watch my show and not be bombarded with bunch of whinning about saving the planet? The planet will save itself...it got here without our help right? "So shut up and Sing" (to steal Ms. Ingraham's title). No seriously, enough already.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Michael Steele

Let me say first that I like Michael Steele. That said, enough already! Can he stop doing anymore interviews...seriously. The more he talks the more he gets himself in trouble. Honestly I don't care if he's pro-choice, keep that crap to yourself. Who gives a rat, you're not running for president. I wish he gets on the job and do his 'thing'. But please, I hope he saves himself from anymore embarassment. It seems that everything he says, he has to retract. C'mon dude, you're supposed to be 'media savvy'. Hah! That's been a joke so far, I will say I thought he actually was 'media savvy'.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

God save us from government intervention!

As if we needed to be more convinced, but if we do here's more evidence:

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FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
By
Meg Sullivan
8/10/2004 12:23:12 PM
Two UCLA economists say they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years, and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
After scrutinizing Roosevelt's record for four years, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian conclude in a new study that New Deal policies signed into law 71 years ago thwarted economic recovery for seven long years.
"Why the Great Depression lasted so long has always been a great mystery, and because we never really knew the reason, we have always worried whether we would have another 10- to 15-year economic slump," said Ohanian, vice chair of UCLA's Department of Economics. "We found that a relapse isn't likely unless lawmakers gum up a recovery with ill-conceived stimulus policies."
In an article in the August issue of the Journal of Political Economy, Ohanian and Cole blame specific anti-competition and pro-labor measures that Roosevelt promoted and signed into law June 16, 1933.
"President Roosevelt believed that excessive competition was responsible for the Depression by reducing prices and wages, and by extension reducing employment and demand for goods and services," said Cole, also a UCLA professor of economics. "So he came up with a recovery package that would be unimaginable today, allowing businesses in every industry to collude without the threat of antitrust prosecution and workers to demand salaries about 25 percent above where they ought to have been, given market forces. The economy was poised for a beautiful recovery, but that recovery was stalled by these misguided policies."
Using data collected in 1929 by the Conference Board and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cole and Ohanian were able to establish average wages and prices across a range of industries just prior to the Depression. By adjusting for annual increases in productivity, they were able to use the 1929 benchmark to figure out what prices and wages would have been during every year of the Depression had Roosevelt's policies not gone into effect. They then compared those figures with actual prices and wages as reflected in the Conference Board data.
In the three years following the implementation of Roosevelt's policies, wages in 11 key industries averaged 25 percent higher than they otherwise would have done, the economists calculate. But unemployment was also 25 percent higher than it should have been, given gains in productivity.
Meanwhile, prices across 19 industries averaged 23 percent above where they should have been, given the state of the economy. With goods and services that much harder for consumers to afford, demand stalled and the gross national product floundered at 27 percent below where it otherwise might have been.
"High wages and high prices in an economic slump run contrary to everything we know about market forces in economic downturns," Ohanian said. "As we've seen in the past several years, salaries and prices fall when unemployment is high. By artificially inflating both, the New Deal policies short-circuited the market's self-correcting forces."
The policies were contained in the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which exempted industries from antitrust prosecution if they agreed to enter into collective bargaining agreements that significantly raised wages. Because protection from antitrust prosecution all but ensured higher prices for goods and services, a wide range of industries took the bait, Cole and Ohanian found. By 1934 more than 500 industries, which accounted for nearly 80 percent of private, non-agricultural employment, had entered into the collective bargaining agreements called for under NIRA.
Cole and Ohanian calculate that NIRA and its aftermath account for 60 percent of the weak recovery. Without the policies, they contend that the Depression would have ended in 1936 instead of the year when they believe the slump actually ended: 1943.
Roosevelt's role in lifting the nation out of the Great Depression has been so revered that Time magazine readers cited it in 1999 when naming him the 20th century's second-most influential figure.
"This is exciting and valuable research," said Robert E. Lucas Jr., the 1995 Nobel Laureate in economics, and the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. "The prevention and cure of depressions is a central mission of macroeconomics, and if we can't understand what happened in the 1930s, how can we be sure it won't happen again?"
NIRA's role in prolonging the Depression has not been more closely scrutinized because the Supreme Court declared the act unconstitutional within two years of its passage.
"Historians have assumed that the policies didn't have an impact because they were too short-lived, but the proof is in the pudding," Ohanian said. "We show that they really did artificially inflate wages and prices."
Even after being deemed unconstitutional, Roosevelt's anti-competition policies persisted — albeit under a different guise, the scholars found. Ohanian and Cole painstakingly documented the extent to which the Roosevelt administration looked the other way as industries once protected by NIRA continued to engage in price-fixing practices for four more years.
The number of antitrust cases brought by the Department of Justice fell from an average of 12.5 cases per year during the 1920s to an average of 6.5 cases per year from 1935 to 1938, the scholars found. Collusion had become so widespread that one Department of Interior official complained of receiving identical bids from a protected industry (steel) on 257 different occasions between mid-1935 and mid-1936. The bids were not only identical but also 50 percent higher than foreign steel prices. Without competition, wholesale prices remained inflated, averaging 14 percent higher than they would have been without the troublesome practices, the UCLA economists calculate.
NIRA's labor provisions, meanwhile, were strengthened in the National Relations Act, signed into law in 1935. As union membership doubled, so did labor's bargaining power, rising from 14 million strike days in 1936 to about 28 million in 1937. By 1939 wages in protected industries remained 24 percent to 33 percent above where they should have been, based on 1929 figures, Cole and Ohanian calculate. Unemployment persisted. By 1939 the U.S. unemployment rate was 17.2 percent, down somewhat from its 1933 peak of 24.9 percent but still remarkably high. By comparison, in May 2003, the unemployment rate of 6.1 percent was the highest in nine years.
Recovery came only after the Department of Justice dramatically stepped enforcement of antitrust cases nearly four-fold and organized labor suffered a string of setbacks, the economists found.
"The fact that the Depression dragged on for years convinced generations of economists and policy-makers that capitalism could not be trusted to recover from depressions and that significant government intervention was required to achieve good outcomes," Cole said. "Ironically, our work shows that the recovery would have been very rapid had the government not intervened."
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Sounds pretty familiar...hmm

Friday, March 6, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

All is not necessarily lost

It makes sense to point out some good around here especially from our genius president since all his other plans are working so far. But i have to say Obama gave a darn good speech friday about the iraq war. he usually gives good speeches that are full of lies but this one, there was little he could lie about. His pride and unnecessary elitsm will not allow him to acknowledge how wrong he was about the surge (publicy say the words "i was wrong"), thank George Bush for having the guts to pull of the surge and stick to his guns (literally) and get the withdrawal agreement together before he left. But he's too good to admit all that. I would take his speech friday for concession. Take what you can get. Also good move pulling out of the hate israel conference...shouldn't have thought about going in the first place. I guess maybe he thought if he "reaches out", they'll "uncleach their fits"...LOL...Good luck with that. Hopefully some more realities are in stall for this genius president of ours.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The kids

I volunteer at church teaching 5th grade kids on wednesdays. I found this past wednesday pretty darn hilarious. In a way i was encouraged and in a way i was a little distubed. lol. These dudes are pretty informed on the president. I tried to shut 'em up but they weren't having it. "Isn't it weird that his middle name is Hussein and his last name is Osama"... "He's going to tax people based on how many miles they drive and charge for using carbon"..."He's a muslim"..."Why do people worship him, he hasn't even done anything yet". These are just some of the comments they had. The muslim one i had to clear up pretty quickly but other than that, i really didn't have much defense for our genius president. I was a little happy that at least the kids having been indoctrinated...yet. Well they all live in surburbia Houston, so that's not saying too much, maybe.

Black in America?

Here's what I don't understand, why is CNN doing another round of 'Black in America"? I thought we have a black president now so we don't need to worry about all that stuff. Why does it seem that people, especially liberals, are so obsessed with race? For God's sake, get over it. It's just one aspect of an individual. And anytime someone on our side criticizes them, they call us racists. Well give me your best shot. It's silly for CNN to keep doing this and pandering to something that has been pandered to for far too long. It's so stupid that black people keep encouraging this (not speaking out against is the same thing as encouraging). Everytime you hear "Blacks in America" whine about how they feel different and blah blah blah. Well when you continue to want to seclude yourself by shows like this lame, idiotic, liberal panderism ofcourse you'll continue to feel like that. I've really just had enough of the whole liberal/race issue. Seriously, seems to me that the only people that talk about race is liberals. All the whole race baiting and race and minority pandering needs to stop...seriously. Or my black people in America will continue to be in the same place they've been since the Great Society

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Response

Yeah, yeah, yeah...so the president's speech was all smoke and mirrors. The only thing i'll say is it's not what he says, it's what he does. Anyhow, I am a Bobby Jindal fan, especially after he spoke at my graduation but that was pathetic...with all due respect to my man. It sounded like he was telling a story to little kids. I couldn't stop laughing after the first minute and then it wasn't funny any longer. But I dunno what to say about that but that was no party for my man from Louisiana! You know i'm already thinking it...yeah, Cuda might have done better. But it's all for the better, don't wanna be following The One.

Monday, February 23, 2009

History Channel

Lately, i've gotten kind of hooked on History. For part of my senior year in college (last year) i kept on wishing i took a minor in History...too late. But I've been reading on some history, Great Depression, Calvin Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, and American History in general. I've also been doing some readings on some other history including Nigeria but a lot of Hitler, Lenin and Stalin. Some pretty interesting stuff in this area. I was flipping through the channels last night and I ran into a documentary on Hilter and Stalin, i forgot the title but it was really good. And then after they went through a little history on the actual Valkyrie and then went into the setting of the movie with Tom Cruise. Anyhow, i feel that i'm about to get hooked to the History Channel. We'll see how it goes!

Slumdog

Big ups to Slumdog Millionaire. I saw the movie over the weekend...I didn't expect it to be like that (not that i expected it to be bad) but it was really good. I have to say that the Indians did their thing! And then they ran through the oscars which i really didn't watch but that's the word on the street. Big ups to Bollywood!!! Next stop.....Nollywood (nigeria)! I can't wait. lol We'll see.

'Coward'

Seems like the attorney general is the only coward around here. Being that america just elected the first black president who hired the first black attorney general, following two black secretary of state...and newly elected black head of republican party. What a joke. Honestly, i feel sorry for those guilty white liberals who thought voting for Obama will kill the talk that they were racist and that they owed black ppl something. I honestly knew it would only get worst as we've seeing from michelle obama, rev wright, and now eric holder. Basically the 'honest conversation' he wants to have is that whatever he says goes. He along with his black liberal race baiters are the only ones that are cowards and refuse to have a real conversation about race. As a matter in fact, i'm sick of talking about race, that seems to be the only thing liberals want to talk about. I wonder how they don't get sick of obsessing over race, for goodness sake, it's just a bloody skin color...grow up! While the rest of us continue with our lives, al sharpton and the rest of the race baiters will be waiting in line for their retribution checks they continue to collect. Hopefully Newscorp and NY Post don't give in once again or this behavior will never stop!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Coming Revolution

If the country continues to go along this route of collectivism nonsense, i guarantee this is only the beginning!!

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1039849853

I smell a revolution!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Best Article I've seen

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/nations_blacks_creeped_out_by_all?utm_source=EMTF_Onion

My favorite part: "I can't even be at a bar anymore if they have the news on," said Chicago native and small business consultant Jarell Brown. "Obama gives a speech on the economy and people act like my team just won the Super Bowl. I didn't even vote for the guy. I'm a Libertarian."

Second favorite part: As of press time, the nation's Arab-Americans have reported no discernible change in all the angry, reflexive scowling.

I love this. By the way, this isn't real but i have experienced some awkward behavior. People automatically think I like the guy b/c i'm black. Couple of days after the election, someone i know (white) said it's a great day right? I was trying to figure out why it was a great day? I had a long day at work and we were just sitting at an event. Ohh, she's one of those typical obama voters and assumed i was one as well. I turned her beam off pretty darn quick by saying, "yeah, i guess it's cool". She seemed hurt. But i did love that article.

Also, regarding the Arab-Americans line, i think the president going by his name (according to Ann Coulter) would help out with that one...think about it B. Hussein Obama. I'm sure we'll have an influx of Hussein babies!

I've been out for a bit but again, I'm back!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Change We Can Believe In

So is this the change we can believe in? Apart from the spending bill, it's becoming unbecoming. So the third nominee with Tax problems. How ridiculous! First we got bill richardson, tim geithner, Daschle, and now that Nancy chick that was supposed to be the chief performance officer. Apparently she wasn't performing too well on her taxes. This whole shabang seems less like hopenchange and more like corruptionNtheft. Between the corruption of nominees and the "spending" bill that intends to steal money from tax payers. What a shame. I can't wait til a tax debate comes up! It's going to be great! You can imagine, "how do you want to raise taxes, when you don't pay them". "Corruption We Can Believe In...Yes We Can"

Monday, February 2, 2009

Can we not politicize the Super Bowl

The game last night actually turned out to be a pretty good one, although it started a little slow. I was rooting for the Steelers and they won!

Can we PLEASE not politicize football!! I mean, it's the super bowl for goodness sake! People are trying to get away from politics and economy woes. First we have to sit and listen to the fawning interview of the president and then we get the owner of the steelers thanking Obama after they won. Wait, did he call a play or two? Or did he guarantee a bailout if the Steelers go broke? C'mon on man! It's the Super Bowl. Let me enjoy my football. One bright spot, Springsten didn't go rouge and rant on about how great America is now with a liberal as president. Thank baby Jesus!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

KUDOS!!

Big big Kudos to the entire House Republicans and the 11 Democrats that voted against this stupid, silly "stimulus" plan! I have to say i was pretty shocked to see that all republicans finally made the right decision together! It's unbelievable. They finally grew SOME! That's as good as we can get. Heck if we (conservatives) stay in the wilderness forever, at least we'll be standing for principles. I'm definitely proud of these guys, finally it feels like there's hope for sanity and real change in DC. Even though the bill passed, we know there are people who actually stand up for the people, and it's not the President and the liberals in congress. Now it's up to the Senate elephants and whatever sane donkeys ( although i do prefer to use an alternative word), can stand up for the people. I'm pretty sure it'll pass anyway but hopefully conservatives can find themselves some kind of hope in the senate. To the Senators: Grow a pair! Please.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Frost/Nixon

Checked it out last night, it was actually really good. I thought it was pretty detailed and the acting was on point! Big ups to those guys! I definitely learnt some stuff i didn't necessarily know about that whole era.

Link

Via LifeSiteNews.com :

At March, Black Pastor Warns Obama not to Preside over "Genocide" of American Blacks
WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The most well received speech at the March for Life this year was that of an African American pastor from Frederick Maryland. Pastor Luke Robinson began noting that the election of the first African American President of the United States was a fulfillment of "part" of the "Dream" of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.Speaking of the inauguration of the "first black President" of the United States, Pastor Robinson explained: "So many African Americans and other folks cried and shouted because the inauguration was part of the deferred dream come true." But, he added, "we come here to deal with some unfinished business as it relates to the 'dream'." Then, using Barack Obama's own rhetoric, Pastor Robinson used the phrase "We need change now more than ever" which would accentuate the rest of his talk. "We are calling on the President of Change, President Barack Obama," he said, "to be an agent of change as it relates to the lives of over one million children who will be slaughtered in this, his first year as President, by a horrible practice called abortion and 'a woman's right to choose'."The most striking portion of Robinson's speech came as he begged Obama not to preside over the genocide of African Americans. "We need change Mr. President because every day about 4000 babies die by abortion. Every day Mr. President, people with your ethnic background any my ethnic background die in astounding numbers. Abortion is the number one killer of African Americans in this country.""We make up about 12% of the population and about 34% of all abortions are black babies. In the last 36 years over 17 million African American babies have died by abortion alone. We need to change this picture. We need to stop this slaughter of the innocent preborn."Please Mr. President, be that agent of change that can commute the sentence of over 1400 African American children and over 3000 children from other ethnic groups sentenced to die every day in this country by abortion.""We need change and we need it now.""I pray with so many others," he said, "that your administration will preside over the end to abortion and to the black genocide in America." "At the conclusion of your term in office, may it never be said that you presided over the largest slaughter of innocent children in the history of the country and that African Americans became an ever increasing minority under your hand."

Sike!

I lied! No Hope N Change, well at least for the innocent unborn. It's funny, not funny actually, how the heck there's hope and change for the jihadi boys and no hope and change for millions of unborn babies (37% of them being African-Americans). Now he wants to spread this hope and change (more like death and despair) to my continent. In essence, let's whipe away these black people! They're making the earth so filthy, they're polluting the air so let's just make less people! That's clearly how Nancy 'the devil's daughter' Pelosi thinks. Ouch, i know that was harsh, that'll be the last time i say that. Sorry. But i got some pretty good links on this, here's one and i'll be posting others:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2CaBR3z85c


This will make the Obama & Co think really hard and really mad. But still they won't change their mind!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Maybe a little Hope N Change

http://www.lifenews.com/nat4771.html

Day 2

It's Day to for President Obama and he's already causing hell! What kind of person are you if the first thing on your mind as President of the United States is the rights of some jihadist terrorist? Let's close GITMO? Really? If this is the foot we're getting off on, we're in for some pretty rough rough rough four years and God please let it be only four because I don't know how we'll be able to survive any longer than that. I'm an optimist but I'm not stupid!
1)Close Gitmo 2)Tax evading Treasury Secretary 3)Lifting Mexico City Law (funding for abortions abroad) 4)Suspending trials of the scums that planned 9/11...THE CHANGE WE CANNOT AFFORD!
I really don't have a good feeling about this. God forbid, but I hope soon we won't be praying for the days of Dubya..."When America used to be safe". God help us!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

By the way...

...did you notice how the stock market tanked as the president went through his address?

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Kinda Cultish

I'm sitting here reflecting on this whole shindig and i get a text from my friend about how disspointed he is to see all these ppl literally bowing down at the feet of a HUMAN. Even though he's president i mean c'mon, you have to admit it is kinda sick. And pretty much cultlike behavior! And he went on to talk about how they are blindly following and the whole thing is making him see how possible, not only easy ppl will someday follow the anti-christ. Completely agree! It is pretty scary to see millions around the world look to a normal human being, like you and me, as some kind of savior. It's pretty darn surreal, just to say. I'm looking like I can't believe my eyes but, i guess I can...unless i wake up within the next day and realize this was just some bad dream. But when you think about it, these people, well most of them, are not ppl of faith or if they are they don't practice their faith too well. It's only when you put your faith and trust in God that you won't have to look to some lad 47 year old lad from Chicago to come save you and "pay your gas and take care of your house payments". The only person that I put MY trust in is God and i'm sorry to say these ppl that look up to Obama or any politician like that are just fools! Blind fools. I wish i can just grab everyone of them and shake them back to reality but truth is, they don't want reality. These are the same kind of ppl who want to spend money they don't have, buy houses they can't afford, get "free" healthcare from the goverment...the whole nanny state thing. The only person that can save you and God and yourself, not any politician or hero or anything. I mean the guy hasn't even done anything yet, not that I'm saying he won't but he hasn't! If this is what my generation is going to become then we have plenty of reason to worry and worry is just an understatment. The only hope ( i can go another lifetime without hearing hope and change) i have is that this indeed is America and it has overcome plenty before and whatever wave of foolishness and idiocracy is filling the air can be reversed. Because this thing is just plain cultish! Until then I'll be praying for America and the new president (especially that he changes his mind on all his plans, although pessimistic). And I think you should too! God bless the republic!

Closing Prayer

Ok, so much for the historic event of first black president. I'm not one of those ppl that are smitten that we have a first black president but i mean it's a good thing and America is moving forward right? Apparently not! The silly guy that gave the prayer, i'm sorry to call him silly but unfortunately that's what he is. Did you hear that crap? How old is he? First of all it was long as heck and then the joker went on to blab about injustice, using the poor yap yap yap. I think someone forgot to tell him we're not in the 60s anymore and that we're inaugurating a black president. These ppl just can't get enough, they get a black president and whine about the country being unfair...GROW THE HELL UP! Sorry a little ticked off. We're supposed to be praying for the new president and he talks nonsense about injustice and white doing right, black not going to the back, brown being around...WHAT? Speaking of white's doing what's right...didn't they just do that by electing the messiah?? gosh, what an idiot! I actually wish white's would do what's Right ( pun intended). C'mon ppl it's 2009 and we "my president is black", as young jeezy would say. Sorry, but they should have left the old papa at home and just told him what happend. Shame!

Inaug Speech

I'm not going to lie, I was looking forward to the inauguration speech. I was waiting for those great lines, "the ocean to part", "the sea levels to rise", "the sky will open"...you know that kind of stuff. Because although it's all rhetoric it's so good to hear some wishful messianic thinking every now and then. BUT i was awfully dissapointed, not just because there was none of that good rhetoric but it was just bland. And i did not plan on raining on the parade but i was actually hoping to come back on here and talk about how great the speech was. It was nothing special, i hear he wrote it...which is dissapointed because i thought he used to write those old speeches but word on the street is he had speechwriters for those. Hell, he shoulda used speechwriters for this one, maybe not the lad that was groopin' Hillary. But honestly there wasn't anything memorable about the speech, i know everybody is probably going to be raving about what great speech it was, they'll continuing the hype of Obama the candidate. I always thought he was a great performer but no substance but today was not a great performance and definitely no substance! C'mon Mr. President, it's your day to shine and you gave us that? I would have taken any speech after a primary victory or even the acceptance speech at DNC but this was dissapointing. But i will say a couple of things i thought were good was him giving thanks to Dubya (he then completely killed that in rest of speech), thanking the troops, and the line where he talked about not apologizing for being Americans...that was good stuff. Other than that it was rather boring. I know you caught michelle's brother yawning. Funny thing was i yawned about two seconds before that! That's my take on the speech...