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I Am What I Am

I’ve had my share of nicknames in the past.  Some nice; some not so nice or flattering.  Every time I got a nickname it was usually “given” by a friend or close acquaintance.  I don’t think even the less likable ones were really meant to harm me or truly disparage me.  In the last two plus years I have been called all sorts of names because I believe that I am Taxed Enough Already.  I don’t belong to any particular TEA Party though I have gone to a few rallies.  I hope that my blog affirms my belief in the principles of the Constitution, the free market, and good old capitalism.

Pweditowy Wending

Barney Frank (D-MA) may be the quintessential corrupt (allegedly) politician on Earth.  That’s saying something these day with the likes of Rangell, Waters, and Jefferson evading taxes, helping friends and hiding cash in the freezer.  Countless journalists have investigated and provided a significant amount of proof of Frank’s fingerprints all over the implosion of the housing market resulting in a global economic meltdown.  In his chutzpah he and equally sleazy Chris Dodd (D-CT) had the unmitigated gall to write financial regulations.  Even sicker was watching this bill pass and get signed into law. 

If A Crook Falls In The Forest….

A famous philosophical puzzle asks the question whether a tree that falls in the forest makes any sound when there is no one around to hear it.  As an engineer by education and thought I really did not enjoy these types of “core” classes in college even though they gave me a “well rounded” education.  My philosophy class was perhaps the most tedious class ever and was dominated by seemingly endless discussions about what ifs and could be’s.  Our bearded professor certainly looked the part and in many ways I was happy that at least one person with a degree in philosophy was gainfully employed in his profession.

Pursuit Of Honor

As I contemplated this review of Vince Flynn’s latest (until this November) Mitch Rapp novel which I finished last night, I found an Associated Press article that best expresses one of the main themes of the novel.  I have often wondered, hell even hoped, that America had men and women dedicated to the destruction of our enemies.  Those who are focused on doing harm to the United States need to be dealt with.  We never really know them, their exploits, and how they keep us safe.

News Briefs – Volume IX (It’s All Good)

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

These are all GOOD!

Brief 1:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie  is fast becoming my favorite state leader.  From tackling the state budget to  standing up to teacher’s unions he is showing a spine not often present in politicians.    The latest Christie-ism is his response to a reporter who had the gall to question his tone:

Brief 2:  Congressional Candidate Lieutenant Colonel Allen West is a plain-speaking politician who has strong, fundamental, conservative views.  You have to love this guy.  This YouTube video has over 2 million hits.  Any bets that is because of his message?

I Dream of Health Care

In approximately 72 hours President Barack Hussein Obama’s wish will likely come true when socialized medicine-lite is passed.  Obama wishes and Pelosi crosses her arms, blinks and one sixth more of the United States economy is under federal government control.  Unfortunately this is not a humorous sit-com.

Like most Americans I do not want government involved in every aspect of my life and I am against this health care bill.  I can say “like most Americans” because most Americans are against the passage of this bill.  Democrats in Congress and Obama don’t care what we don’t want.  They obviously know what is best for us.  They can spin about how much this is pared down, but we all know that this is the camel’s nose under the tent.