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Friday, September 5, 2014

Promoting Failure

Democrat compassion means making failure more palatable.  Higher wages for an entry level position, rather than encouraging them to get the experience and move up or out to a better job.

To those that find themselves making less than a "livable wage" - Don't just work, be an excellent employee.  Do just do your job well, be willing to help others.  Exude leadership.  Take classes and/or ask many questions of those that have been raised up.  You must realize that YOU are your own boss and that you need to make yourself valuable before you negotiate for higher compensation.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Redefining America

The Left has taken a remarkable tact in dominating how we think.    If we take the etymology of liberty:

And compare it with the etymology of liberal:

We find that they have changed the definition to the polar opposite of  its roots in freedom to one that gives up freedom or liberty to the State and makes us the wards whether wanted or not.

Now, they have a new Ruler that continues this method to the extremes.

Obama's plan for peace is to bomb people we don't know that are trying to escape totalitarian Islamic regimes, send money and arms to Radical Muslims that believe they can issue in their Mahdi by starting World War III.

Obama's jobs plan has put more people OUT of work than can find it.

And NOW, in his latest en devour, Obama has created a healthcare system that has taken health coverage AWAY from people and made it nearly impossible to replace.   If they are among the few successful, they can look forward to higher rates, higher deductibles, and lower quality as Doctors will be forced to take less patients while being reimbursed less.   If we use Medicare as the example, many Doctors can't afford to provide the services as they will lose money on their time.

So, what has REALLY been redefined is failure:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Conservative vs. Liberal

Promotes equal justice.

Promotes social justice.
Competition is good.
Competition is unfair.

Supports lower taxes.
Supports progressive taxation with high taxes for the rich.
Less government is better. Wants only necessary regulation of business, economy, and individual lives, resulting in more freedom.

More government is better. Many regulations are necessary to achieve a more fair & just society which is government’s primary role, resulting in less freedom.

Limited federal government with more power given to state and local governments.
Powerful centralized federal government with limited state and local control.
People and property rights are more important than environment. Supports conservation and development and use of our natural resources along with the development of green technology by private enterprise and when it is economically feasible and self-sustaining. Opposes cap and trade due to its high cost and negative impact on our businesses and way of life. 
Environment more important than people and property rights. Supports rationing and limiting access to natural resources. Focuses on green technology subsidized by the government. Supports cap and trade.   

Wealth is good. All have an opportunity to be wealthy. Creates a better life for all through entrepreneurship.

Wealth is bad and unfair. Promotes class warfare.
Equal opportunity without discrimination. Same access for all. Recognizes people make different choices with what they have. Doesn’t seek equal outcomes.

Equal results through such things as quotas and equal pay for unequal work. Have to level the playing field in order to have equal opportunity. Seeks equal outcomes.

Judicial restraint with strict interpretation of laws according to the Constitution and original intent.
Judicial activism: enacting social policy changes via court rulings. Constitution is seen as outdated and in need of change.
Free market economy. Free market creates jobs.

Government regulation of economy. Government creates jobs.

Business is good: creates jobs & improves lives. Give freedom for them to do what they do best. Let free market supply and demand adjust practices. Let employers and employees negotiate benefits.

Business is evil: out to exploit employees, environment, and consumers. Needs to be regulated to protect consumers, employees, and the environment. Government regulates employee benefits.

Traditional morality, including traditional family and values. Absolute standards of right and wrong. Absolute truth. Sees standing against wrong as a moral duty.

Tolerance of all lifestyles & beliefs except those that hold beliefs they consider to be politically incorrect like pro-life Christians. No absolute standards of right and wrong. Moral relativism.

Right to free speech must be supported even if it offends.
Right to free speech is limited to speech that does not offend. (Political correctness)

Peace through strength via a strong military.  
Peace through appeasement, cooperation, and understanding others' views. Dislikes showing and exercising strength.             
Supports a missile defense system.

Opposes a missile defense system.
American sovereignty comes before globalism.

Globalism comes before American sovereignty.
Sees America as good: the best hope for the world. Believes in American exceptionalism.
Sees America as flawed: racist, homophobic, imperialistic, sexist, ageist and no better than other countries.

Western cultures are superior to others without rights, freedom, and respect for life.

All cultures are equal. Can’t pass judgment on any even if they don’t value freedom, rights, and life.
God is a necessary part of a good society. Religion makes people good.
State is secular (without God). Seeks to eliminate all references of God.

Rights emphasized: Freedom, Parental, Property, Religious, Guns, Life.

Rights emphasized: Civil, Privacy, Secularism, and Reproductive.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Founders on Private Ownership

"He who is permitted by law to have no property of his own, can with difficulty conceive that property is founded in anything but force."  -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Bancroft, January 26, 1788.

"Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own."   -James Madison, Essay on Property, March 29, 1792.

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet" and 'Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free."     -John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787.

“The pillars of our prosperity are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.”   --Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Enough of Me

Enough music to write a jingle

Enough poetry to tell you what a tree thinks

Enough politics to have a bad headache

Enough religion to pray and know with whom I converse

Enough rhythm to dance in my chair

Enough testosterone to lose all my hair

Enough truth to know when to lie

Enough lie to have stumbled upon the truth(†)

Enough questions to make you think

Enough knowledge to make you drink

Enough persistence to piss you off

Enough personality that you’ll love me anyway

Enough love to go around

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Running to another checkmark in my task list, I weave across the halted traffic and feeling like a monochrome version of myself as I’m deep in thought over the things I should have done.  My glance veers from where I’m heading to back across the street and where I would have been, had I pressed forward instead of parrying left.  My eyes catch yours and lock.  I’m suddenly transported through time with no machine or ability to stop.  I somehow continue to cross through the traffic, but I don’t remember how the safe passage was completed.  I’m now in an endless fall day many years ago when I last saw my reflection in those same eyes.  Memories flood back, not of events, but rather the sensations; the smell and taste of your skin, not too salty, but fresh with a hint of soap as I steadily explored and sampled with all of my senses.   A rush of breath and energy as adrenaline grew, heart raced faster, yet time stood still and promised forever.  Somehow forever had ended with no explanation.  Why were we forced to move from that one point?  What could have been more important?  As suddenly as my present surroundings had disappeared, they come rushing back and my journey continues.  The checkmarks fall and memories fade.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Those That Can't, Teach

So, if you make a product, the chances are you want to get it in as many stores as possible.  If you make a car, you want to get it in as many dealerships as possible.   The dealers BUY your cars and SELL them to the people that saw your commercial and are interested in your product.  You don't pay the dealers to do this.  They work for the difference between what they buy it for and how much they mark it up.

Does everyone pretty much understand this concept?  

Now, if you make cars  and you want to sell more, you make products that the consumer WANTS.  You improve the cars they like, build new and innovative models and discontinue models that they don't want.  

Does everyone pretty much understand this concept?

If you want to save a company in trouble, you change what is causing them to go under.

Does everyone pretty much understand this concept?

Knowing these 3 concepts, let's take a look at GM's bailout.   GM was forced to cutoff many dealerships that cost them nothing and yet acted as the conduit for getting their cars to consumers.   GM was forced to promote an all electric vehicle in markets where there was no real demand.   GM was given enough money to pay the unions that were sucking off all the profits.  They continued to pay more and more to people that worked a number of years and then retired.  In other words, they are paying people to NOT build cars.  That number of non-workers has been growing to the point that GM CAN NO LONGER MAKE A PROFIT.   

This same genius whose team came up with this plan for saving GM is now seeking a second term while claiming that his policies WORK.   

He can ONLY make this claim stick if it was his intention ruin our economy.  

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