Friday, October 26, 2007

Money And You The Taxpayer

A couple of weeks ago Representative Pete Stark said the following on the floor of the U.S. House: “You don’t have money to fund the war or children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”

Not to dig in to repulsiveness of Starks comments, because that would be a 10 page post, but I do want to address the theme of his comments and that is the spending of American taxpayer money.

Stark made his comments after the President vetoed the SCHIP expansion bill (State Child Health Insurance Program) and is apparently upset that we don't have money to fund his desired expansion of the government nanny state or to continue the war in Iraq.

I think it is necessary to point out to Representative Stark and anyone else who apparently thinks that we don't have enough money to cover the war that they are simply and completely wrong, we have tons of money to spend on the war. Hows that you say? Well this may seem crazy in the era of activist judges and the complete disregard and knowledge of the document this country was created with, and from which all governmental authority is derived, but let's take a quick look at the United States Constitution, specifically the preamble:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Okay let's look at that little beautiful piece of literature, you will notice I highlighted two words. PROVIDE and PROMOTE, and they my friends are two very very different concepts and responsibilities.

According the Constitution the US Government is to PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE that means they are obligated to do it, to spend whatever resources necessary to accomplish that task, be it treasure and/or blood.

The Government is then also directed to PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, to promote something means to encourage and educate about it, it is no way shape or form an obligation. Items such as health insurance for kids clearly falls under this category of general welfare promotion.

Are you beginning to see and understand the difference, one issue is to, by law, be addressed with all possible effort, the other is to be addressed when convenient.

All the nice things the Government supplies to us through social safety net programs, and even perceived necessities like say air traffic control are promotion of the general welfare. Putting a gun to our country's enemies head and pulling the trigger is to provide for the common defense. Providing is an obligation you need to spend money on, promoting is not.

According to the Constitution it's the Governments requirement to take money that is spent on promotion and use it for providing, to argue any other interpretation would require the arguer to take a remedial English class.

So now that we have the ground rules established, let's look at the issue of fiscal distribution again.

Currently the budget of the United States is around 2.5 Trillion dollars. Of that 17% goes to defense, on the other hand 33% goes to Social Security and Medicare combined. So some quick math shows that around $450 billion goes to defense and around $850 billion goes towards social programs. The cost of the war in Iraq may come in somewhere around $750 billion. Looks to me that there is plenty of cash to spend on our OBLIGATION as opposed to our OPTION. More importantly any future spending should only be considered for use in the war as opposed to programs like SCHIP.

Think I'm joking, let's put this little scenario out there for you to consider:

It's a beautiful July day in 2010 , people are gearing up to go back to work after celebrating the long 4th of July weekend, suddenly TV stations and radio stations all break their regular programming to announce a major news story, US military bases in Germany, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia have come under massive missile bombardment! US forces were taken completely by surprise are fighting back against the unknown enemy, but it is night and the ferocity and quickness of the attack makes for a difficult defense. Theories that the forces are Iranian backed militia are strongly suggested, as it has been reported for months now that Supreme Leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was planning a major response to the attack on their nuclear facilities by a joint US-Israeli assault force.

Suddenly the TV goes dead, so does the radio then the power goes out completely, you go down in to the cellar and dig up a hank crank emergency radio you got for this past Christmas. Strangely all the stations have nothing but static on them. What's going on you think? You go over to the neighbors and surprisingly they are experiencing the same exact problems. You go to get in the car to drive in to town and it's also dead as a door nail. Suddenly your other neighbor the "gun nut" down the road comes running up yelling something. When you finally get him to slow down, he tells you this. Thanks to his well shielded generator and shortwave radio that survived the invisible electromagnetic pulse that fried your electronics, he has learned that the following cities have just suffered 5 megaton nuclear detonations. New York, Las Angeles, Miami, Houston, Seattle. (Surprisingly Washington DC wasn't on the list) a good portion if not all of these cities have been destroyed. It also being reported the USS Ronald Reagan in the Persian Gulf has been sunk by a similar nuclear explosion.

If these events were happening to you on that future July day, do you think grandma would be getting her social security check that week, do you think little Suzie would get her free government provided checkup by the local doctor tomorrow. Would you even want the money spent on those things?

Think about it people and then think about being a little less liberal, and then think about if you want the Government to do anything it should be to return to abiding by the Constitution, not using it for toilet paper.

Thursday, September 20, 2007 completely clueless.

So there's a growing chorus of liberals in the United States led by psychos like that say the "War in Iraq is unwinnable"

First off this is simply insulting of the most powerful military on the planet and second it's just plain wrong.

There is a HUGE and I mean HUGE difference from the ability to win a war and the desire to win a war.

The liberal left has sufficiently brainwashed the United States populace(through the use of video media) that wars can be fought completely septically, with smart bombs and pin point strikes, only the "bad guys" will die and/or should only be the ones that die. Kill enough bad guys and only the good peace loving populace will be left in their intact city to go about their peaceful way.

Nothing could be further from the truth! When you fight this type of war what you get is an enemy populace that becomes more and more bitter especially if one of smart bombs goes dumb and drops on some guys house killing his family. Then phase 2 happens the liberal media gets right in there with there cameras showing the dead babies and saying "look look how terrible this war is, the US is a horrible nation"

In addition you get a non-combatant populace that has no problem helping enemy soldiers or "temporarily" joining their ranks for a weekend killing spree. What do they have to worry about. If they get caught, What? maybe they go to jail?

Let's look at a little history shall we:

Fire Bombing of Dresden in WWII

Dead bodies stack up in Dresden Germany

Cologne Germany Gets Leveled!

About 60 years ago when we really wanted to win a war and our soldiers weren't handcuffed by our politicians nor scrutinized by the media, we'd go from one city destroy everything and kill anyone that even looked at us wrong. Then we'd go to the next city and if there was any resistance there we'd kill everyone Men, women, children and level their businesses, factories, and homes.

This resulted in a demoralized populace, that would not resist our rule or fight a guerrilla war, cause they knew if they did, then in a few hours the bombers would be over head and Ma and Pa and baby Susie would be blown to bits. We could now control the non-combatants and they didn't help or hide enemy soldiers, that kind of action would end up with you against a stone wall and a bullet in your head, too much of it and once again in come the B17's for a little "population indoctrination" to our way of thinking.

A destroyed infrastructure, a shell shocked spirit crushed populace, a terrified nation, THAT'S how you win a war.

You don't win a war by sending in two F16's to blow up a radio antenna at 3:00AM when no one is there and then have your soldiers play cops and robbers for years afterwards.

Our distaste for seeing the horrors of war have made us ironically draw out and make war easier to start. Hey if we can "win a war" with some smart bombs and none of our guys die and for damn sure we better not see any dead babies on TV, then what the hell let's open the cage for the dogs of war to once again piss on humanity.

People are completely and utterly of the wrong mindset when it comes to using our military now. It should be the most horrifying prospect to think that the US military is coming to you nation, cause soon you'll all be dead, so guess what you better round up your troublemakers before we get there.

I'm very afraid that our inability to wage unrestricted war now in the middle east is simply going to allow the situation to simmer instead of coming to a rapid decisive conclusion, and unfortunately that simmering pot may one day explode in to this:


Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Next President of The United States

You have seen in my previous post that I am a Fred Thompson supporter. If you want to support Fred as well here is you chance with a donation link below:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

WTF! Russia

You know like there's not enough problems in the world with dumbass terrorist scum, but that douchebag Putin wants to start the Cold War up again. What a Jerk!

British Jets Intercept Russian Bomber Over North Atlantic

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Two Royal Air Force jets have intercepted a Russian bomber over the North Atlantic.

"RAF Typhoons from Numbers 3(F) and XI Squadrons launched to shadow a Russian Bear-H aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean on Friday 17 August 2007," the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

In a separate incident, the Reuters news agency reported Wednesday that a Russian fighter jet violated Georgian airspace by at least 3 miles. Russia quickly denied the claim made by Georgia's Foreign Ministry.

It was the first time the Eurofighter has been scrambled on a genuine alert since it took over defense of Britain's airspace in June.


Putin: Russia Will Be World's Largest Military Aircraft Maker

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is determined to make Russia the world’s leading producer of military aircraft, the Guardian reports.

Putin said Russian-made aircraft would be a priority after decades of taking a back seat to the West.

"Russia has a very important goal, which is to retain leadership in the production of military equipment," said Putin, who made his comments during Russia’s air show.

Click here to read the full story.

Click here to see photos from the air show.

The announcement comes amid tense relationships with the West and just a week after he said long-range missions were to resume, with patrols flying over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic for the first time since 1992. The strategic bomber aircraft are capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear weapon.

Russian officials hinted production of Tu-160 and Tu-95 strategic nuclear bombers could be resuming soon since the aircraft are flying "combat missions" and would be used as a "means of strategic deterrence," presidential aide Alexander Burutin told Interfax.

Putin also said Russia would resume the large-scale manufacture of civilian planes.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Run Fred Run

If this country is lucky you are looking at the picture of the next President of the United States of America. Fred Thompson

Being a bit of a political junkie I've been looking at the conservative candidates out there and while Sam Brownback is truly the most conservative, without exception Mr. Thompson's has the clout to pull off a win.

This country can't afford to have a liberal democrat in the White House in 2008.

More on this later

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Kudo's To The Wife

A few months ago my wife, Amanda started her own home based business, selling jewelry. Like any business it has it's ups and downs, but this month she landed her first representative working under her and is in line to be promoted to Branch Manager. CONFRATS to her!!!

If you are interested in seeing her "wares" you can go to

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thank You Jesus

So today I get an e-mail that was to say the least "harsh in tone" involving a project I'm currently involved with. After reading it I prayed to the Lord to help me with my burden. Not 6 hours afterwards I got a phone call (different person then who sent the e-mail) with some fantastic news also dealing with the same project.

I want to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for answering my prayer!


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Resume Above Ground Nuclear Testing

Today I was reading an article on using Yucca Flats in Nevada as a test site for development of moon bases, and technologies.

A little history about Yucca Flats, it is where the Nevada Test Site for testing nuclear bombs from 1951 to 1992 is. It also the location of the largest man made crater in the world called Sedan Crater.

Anyway this got me to thinking about the nuclear test ban treaty, rouge states, and our aging supply of nuclear weapons and how we could kill two birds with one stone.

Resume nuclear testing specifically above ground nuclear testing, but only for 1 bomb. Have congress authorize the test, have the press fully present for it.

What would this accomplish?

1) We would get desperately needed test data on our old bombs.

2) We'd not so subtly remind countries like Iran and North Korea, that we have perfected nuclear technology and what a mushroom cloud looks like, should they continue on with their stupid antics.

Just my two cents!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Vermont My Nanny State

From a story by the AP today:

Vermont lawmakers are considering a measure that would ban eating, drinking, smoking, reading, writing, personal grooming, playing an instrument, "interacting with pets or cargo," talking on a cell phone or using any other personal communication device while driving. The punishment: a fine of up to $600.

Similar bills are under consideration in Maryland and Texas, and Connecticut has passed one that generically bans any activity that could interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

"Cell phones attracted people to this issue," said Matt Sundeen, a transportation analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures. "Now that people are more focused on distracted driving issues, they're beginning to talk about the broader range of distractions."

So as a resident of the Socialist Republic of Vermont you can't possible imagine how much this has pissed me off.

Beyond the fact that it should be individual responsibility about how you behave and the consequences from them, even if you can say Cell Phones are a distraction in their own class, you've got to be kidding me about the food and drink clause of this bill.

This clown
Thomas F. Koch. (R) thinks that taking a sip of soda while driving is such a dangerous prospect that it needs legislation? This is lunacy, this guy needs to step down from his elected post if he really thinks that.

In this guys world if you're traveling through Vermont say from Bennington to Newport, every time you get thirsty you will need to pull over on to the side of the road and take a sip of your soda. Seems to me that it would be more dangerous pulling on and off the road surface then if you just drank the damn soda.

Beyond all that though, this is government at it's worst, it's nanny government, by a law maker who had a bad run in one day with an idiot driver so he feels justified in making a blanket law that punishes everyone.

It's also one of those things where people say "oh it will never be passed in to law" and low and behold it slips in under the radar.

There's so much more to worry about in this state, it disgust me to see lawmakers wasting my money and state time on junk like this.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Man We Rock

You know I thank the Lord that I live in the United States. Sure we have our problems but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Take this in to consideration:

1) We have the largest GDP in the world, even on a rainy Monday our GDP of $12.8 trillion is 25% larger then our nearest competitor China at $9.4 trillion.

2) Our military is simply the finest on the planet. The size of our military budget is larger then the amounts for the next 14 highest countries combined

3) Our ability to produce food is amazing we are the worlds top producer of corn, soy beans, rice and wheat

4) We're the only country in the world to put humans on another celestial body.

5) Our educational system is second to none, more noble prize winners are from the United States then any other country our Education Index is 99.9 making us #1 in the world.

6) We created the Internet.

7) We have more billionaires then rest of the world combined.

Yes the list can go on and on, but man what a place to live!