Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Right Call

The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder for putting a gun to the forehead of Abortion Doctor George Tiller on May 31 and pulling the trigger. Before I start, I want to say I am a Pro-Life person. I do not believe that abortion should be allowed, and that it is killing unborn babies. I believe that Dr. Tiller was wrong in providing abortions, and that the church he was attending should not have allowed him to have any role in the church. Especially when it came to late term abortions. You see, as a child that was born three months premature, I find it very difficult to see how late term abortions are justified. As a Christian, I cant see how abortions can be justified. I know the whole, "it is my body" argument, but that does not work. A baby's heart can be heard as early as 5 weeks. I know, because I heard one. How is another living being part of your body? If you have an unexpected pregnancy you cant take it out on the unborn baby, they did nothing wrong. Now back to Scott Roeder. What he did was equally wrong, and he deserves maximum time. You cant go and murder someone and then try and bring abortion as the reason why you killed the man. Blowing up clinics and killing doctors is not going to reverse Roe v. Wade. What we need to continue doing is making our case in a civil manner, because killing people makes everyone look bad.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Flint Hill Prairie Burning Regulations?

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are working to find a way to allow Flint Hill ranchers to continue burning the prairie while reducing the pollution that practice causes in the Kansas City area.
The lawmakers say they want to come up with a solution before federal regulators impose more regulations to help the air quality around Kansas City. Experts say the smoke from the spring prairie fires contributes to the city's ozone pollution problem.
The Kansas City Star reports that the state is considering creating a smoke management plan. Some options include limiting the size of fires, or prohibiting burning on days when high winds blow east.
Sen. Carolyn McGinn, chairwoman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation Friday asking the federal government to grant the Flint Hills an exemption from air quality regulations.
Apparently the EPA wants to stop ranchers from burning the tall grass prairies. in the article above it explains some of the reason why, but I must say, how far can regulations go? This will be something that I will keep an eye on and will have a better opinion on later. 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Republicans Beware

One election night was enough to jolt the balance of power in Washington. It gave Republicans access to put a stop to the Democrats' policy agenda. Now, they seem to be all smiles. Republicans seem to have the upper hand leading into the midterm elections. After winning key elections in multiple states, they feel as if they are turning things around. However, Republicans are riding the coattails of the tea party activists, and currently saying the right things, but what happens after the 2010 elections? We have to keep our guards up. These same Republicans lost big in 2006 and 2008. Have Republicans changed for the better? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure. We do not need to fear government. They should fear us. After all, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bush helps Brown win Massachusetts

Okay, Democrats nationwide are coming up with excuses on why Martha Coakley lost yesterday in the Massachusets Senate election. The best one had to come from President Obama. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos Obama stated, "Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," Obama said. "People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years." So let me see, People are fed up with Bush, and his policies, so people are voting in Republicans in Blue States. Sounds a little off to me. However, I could be taking what the president said out of context, but it still sounds off. I do agree that people are frustrated, but not what has been going on for eight years, but what has been going on more recently.  This should serve as a warning to all politicians. You cannot keep ignoring the American people. If you do you will find yourself out of a job.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

They do not care about you!

The people of Massachusetts have spoken, and pretty soon a winner will be announced. However, in the case of a Republican upset over a senate seat that was pretty much owned by the late Ted Kennedy for the last 41 years, the Democrats are trying to find a way to pass Health Reform. One way includes reconciliation. That way only a simple majority is needed to pass the legislation. Another way is to accept the senate bill as is, and have the house vote on that. Here is the problem. If Brown wins the election, in a state where there has not been a Republican voted into the senate since the 1972 that should tell politicians something. It should tell them that we do not want what they have to offer. Obama even campaigned for Martha Coakley. If the President of the US cant get you elected, that should prove without a shadow of a doubt that your ideals are not what the American people want. Even if Coakley does win, the support for the Democrats are waning, and they need to rethink what they are doing.

*Update 8:30* Brown was just projected as the winner. Now pay close attention to Washington D.C. How far apart is D.C. from the American people? If they Pass this health care reform, Too far apart. Obama wanted change, well I believe Brown is change.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Where is your vote?

Obama is campaigning for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts today. One of the quotes from his speech was, "Martha's opponent already is walking in lockstep with Washington Republicans," Obama said, criticizing Brown for opposing the president's proposed tax on Wall Street. "She's got your back, her opponent's got Wall Street's back. Bankers don't need another vote in the United States Senate. They've got plenty. Where's yours?" Well, Obama is correct in saying the bankers have plenty of votes, and he is also correct in the fact that we do not have votes. As a matter of fact Obama will tell us that Health care is for American decency. If Obama sat and listened to the American people more than 50 percent of us disagree with the current plan on reform. Yet, if Coakley is voted in they will vote in a reform that the voters oppose. Where exactly is your vote?  

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Okay, I am a fan of Jericho, and those that know me knew this would come up eventually. For those of you that don't know Jericho is a small fictional town in western Kansas. After 23 nuclear bombs go off inside the United States, this town is left to fend for itself. At the end of the first season New Bern, (another fictional Kansas town) attacks Jericho, killing Johnston Green, the towns former mayor and patriarch. At the Beginning of the Second Season military forces enter into Jericho, and starts to retore order to Jericho and its surrounding region, and putting an abrupt end to the conflict between Jericho and, New Bern. As normality returns to town, the plot shifts away from the day to day issues facing Jericho to life and political intrigue under the ASA government. I watched this show religiously, and ever since I started watching, I also started getting into politics, and started too see a parallel from Jericho to real life. Now, you may call me crazy, but watch the show, and you will see I am not as crazy as I appear. They looked at events like Katrina, September 11, and the Iraqi and Afghan wars, and brought it all into a worse case scenario television show. They brought Blackwater into the United States with  Ravenwood, a Mercenary group run by Jennings and Rall (they also seem to run the new government as well). They brought in harsh interrogation tactics, and the frustration of the American people who are tired of living in the tyranny of a government. Now I don't believe it has gotten as crazy as it has in Jericho, but if you take a look around you, the Government starting to tighten its control, the anger of Americans, and the willingness to show the government they are not afraid to make a stand, with tea parties, and town hall meetings; you will see we are not all that far off. And though it is not one big corporation that runs our government, it is many. there are so many lobbyist from business trying to get what is best for them even if it is not good for the every day American. They buy votes toward a legislation, and they do it without thinking of who it might hurt.  Now I do not see 23 nuclear bombs hitting the US, or the government splitting into 3, but anything is possible, you just have to prepare yourself for that worst case scenario, however unlikely it may seem.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


"But these negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the choices that are being made," then candidate Obama told the newspaper's liberal editorial board. "So if a member of Congress is carrying water for the drug companies and says, 'Well, we can't negotiate for the cheapest available prices on drugs because we need the money for R&D research,' well, we'll have a discussion right there in front of the American people about the fact that the drug companies do need profits, but they are also spending a whole bunch of it on marketing ... That builds in accountability in the system because that congressman is now put on the spot. I would not underestimate the degree to which shame is a healthy emotion and that you can shame Congress into doing the right thing if people know what is going on."

The truth is a politician will say anything to get elected. Think about it, Obama also ridiculed John McCain on the "Cadillac Tax" in where the large insurance plans would be taxed to they could pay for reform. Now Obama is using the Cadillac Tax in his plan. The truth is politicians think we as voters are not capable of understanding. As a matter of fact these same politicians will tell you this has been the most open process for a piece of Legislation. Nancy Pelosi was quoted as saying, "There has never been a more open process for any legislation for anyone who's served here's experience. ... Tens of thousands of people participated in our town meetings, over a hundred witnesses in our bipartisan hearings that were held in the conference and the list goes on." If I remember correctly the town hall meetngs were full of protest. in fact Nancy Pelosi said, "These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American." Yet, a majority now oppose healthcare reform, and it is the Government by going behind closed doors to finalize a bill that are drowning out opposing views. 

Friday, January 8, 2010


"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we ever have before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong... Somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises... I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started....And an enormous debt to boot." This happens to be one of my favorite quotes. Sounds similar to today doesn't it? Well, this was not from the treasurer of the Bush administration, and certainly not from the Obama administration. The person who said it was Henry Morgenthau Jr. The Secretary of Treasury during the FDR administration, when he was asked about the New Deal. Think about it for a second. This was when money was still backed by silver and gold, not just the word of our government. They could not print off money and spend it, but they were spending. People of today talk about the New Deal as if it was the greatest thing, but the Secretary of the Treasury back then states that it did not work. The "first" New Deal started in 1933, and the Second in 1936. During that time unemployment went up over 20% and did not drop below 15% until after 1940. Yes, FDR did some good things for our country, but I would argue that the New Deal extended the Great depression. Now to today. The Bush administration started with TARP. Bailing out Banks, Auto Industries, and Wall Street, because they were "Too big to fail." The Obama administration continued with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In which projects like the purchase of 26 ADA picnic tables for Manhattan, KS and other projects are taking place. Not really helping the economy. Also, if you drive along highways that were just repaired you will see a road sign stating that it was paid for by the reinvestment act, The signs, which typically cost between $500 and $1,200 to design, make and install, read: “Putting America to Work” in black letters on an orange background, and “Project Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” in white letters on a green background. These signs were also paid for by the ARRA. We are spending money today without accountability, and it needs to stop. The president said he would only spend what he had, but as he spends more, he blames the prior administration for making him spend that much. It is time for politicians to be held accountable. If you want to know what the Stimulus money is being spent on go to

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Barbara Boxer

So, one of the ads on my page was "Stand With Barbara Boxer." I really didn't know of her, so I decided to do some research. So apparently in June a military officer testifying began to respond to one of her questions by calling her ma'am but Boxer interrupted: "Do me a favor," she said, "could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you." Now since I know a little about military chain of command, I know the officer was right in calling her ma'am. So, to me Boxer shouldn't of interrupted him. Second, What she fails to realize is she may have a position of authority, but she works for us, We(people of California) voted her in, and she did little to get there. She hired the people who got her elected, so in my mind the workers worked hard. Speech writers, Campaign manager, people who sold her image. In fact when she opened her mouth in interrupting an officer she in fact damaged the hard work of others in getting her elected.
Now, because I wanted to be fair, I went on her website. When I went on the first thing I saw was this imageNow by definition grassroots is a local thing done by volunteers, not by a candidate running for re-election, that eliminates the whole grassroot image. However after the Tea Parties I could understand why you would want to image your campaign with a grassroots movement. So what are your thoughts?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Global warming

Global Warming has been a debate that has lasted for many years. Even though other countries from around the world have bought into the idea of global warming, the US is still divided on the issue. Well, in my opinion, I do believe that the overall temperature in the world is rising, I believe it to only be a pattern. As to the link I provided, it shows a small history as to Warming and Cooling. I do not believe that we as humans can directly change the temperature so drastically that it could endanger mankind. I do however believe we should be good stewards of the earth, and should try to keep the earth clean, and should try and find cleaner forms of energy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

When will they learn

It is the new year, and one of the things I decided to do is start a blog. Now, I tried to think what I should blog about, and the one thing I figured I should do is write about the world of politics. One day I would like to possibly run for political office, but the bitter taste that has come about recently has started to make me wonder. At this moment I cant stand either party. I do consider myself a conservative, and I dont agree with 95% of what this administration is doing, but the bigger problem is Congress. I was reading online about Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and how took shots at those who are not supporting the president's health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for up holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups. He started off by citing an editorial from the Manchester Journal Inquirer, which used insults like "lunatic fringe."

He then had this to say: "They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one."(

It is people like this that make me angry. He has no idea who these people are, he just makes assumptions based on the fact that they dont like a democratic led Health bill. And it is not just democrats.

Republicans deserved to lose power when they did. They had a chance to keep up the budget surpluses through the Clinton administration and failed. They spent without regard on how we are going to pay for it. Now they are trying to pull the Tea Party groups to their side, saying they believe in being fiscally conservative. It is my opinion that we need to open our eyes, and look at how the politicians are treating us. They believe we are stupid. They believe they can do as they please. Now is a time for change. A change that only we can bring. It involves research, it involves staying involved in current events and how our leaders act. If they cannot stand for the American people, then they need removed from office, and people who will stand up for our rights, and the constitution need to be voted in, even if that means voting for a new party.