Thursday, July 30, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


The big man has been getting some grief for his speech last night regarding health care. The critics say that he is just saying a bunch of stuff without really saying anything at all. And that he didn't say anything new about the health care plan or go into detail about any of the specifics. It was more of a speech about why we need to revamp health care in this country.

A few things...

1. I'm ok with our President talking about the big picture on issues like this and then pushing Congress to do something about it. I think it's Congress' job (our representatives) to get their act together and create new legislation. I don't like when the executive branch tries to put together new bills and laws and then wheel and deal to get them passed through Congress. I think Obama has done a good job of staying in big picture leader role on this one.

2. This new health care plan, much like the last stimulus bill is over 1,000 pages long. And just like before, it has not been made public and no one has read it. Just like before, the bill will be finished at some ungodly hour of the morning and then immediately voted on the next day before anyone has time to read it. This is not acceptable to me. New bills and laws should be made public and should be read by every single person voting on it. Oh that's right, if people read it they might actually understand what the hell is going on and see what these politicians are trying to do and we can't have that. The plan must remain much for transparency.

3. I'm sorry - I still don't agree that we need this new health care system at all. Of course our system isn't perfect, but the majority of people in this country have health care and are happy with it. So why are we completely redoing the entire system for the minority? Why can't we reform, regulate, adjust, and/or tweak the existing system to be more inclusive of those that cannot afford it?

Why does our government need to be in the health care business when we have an entire industry already doing it? Is nobody else worried what is going to happen to all of these health care companies (that provide millions of jobs) when they try and compete against the US government which can fix the market? A better question, if my taxes pay for me to get health care through the government, then why would I continue to pay BCBS, United, or Aetna additional money for additional insurance? Sure some people who want better care will, but that's a small percentage. This will drive those companies out of business. But at least all of these unemployed health care people will have free health care while they are job hunting.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Three Coins

Three coins in a fountain,
Each one seeking happiness,
Thrown by three hopeful lovers...
Which one will the fountain bless?
Three hearts by fountain,
Each heart longing for its home;
There they lie in the fountain,
Somewhere in the heart of Rome.

Which one will the fountain bless?
Which one will the fountain bless?
Three coins in a fountain...
Through the ripples how they shine.
Just one wish will be granted;
One heart will wear a Valentine.

Make it mine, make it mine, make it mine.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sotomayor is probably going to be approved as the Supreme Court Justice, which continues to show the extent of power that the President and Democrat-controlled Congress currently have to advance their agenda.

In 2001, Sotomayor said that she thinks "a wise Latina woman could reach a better conclusion than a white man."

As Newt Gingrich pointed out, had he or any other white man said the reverse of that he would have been labeled as a racist and probably asked to resign. This is the society we live in, but I'm sick of it. Our society has taken political-correctness so far off the deep end that it is now publicly acceptable to bash the so-called "white majority" because they are evil and have it so easy in life. Affirmative action, MBWE's, and school quotas are racism and discrimination at their finest, but of course that is only if you view them as principles.

Please someone explain to me how the following things are not racist and discriminatory:
- admitting a minority over a white person to a school in order to fill a quota
- awarding 25-30% extra points to a woman or minority owned business competing on a government contract

Oh that's right, it's because white people don't get equal opportunity - equal opportunity doesn't really mean equal for everyone, it means that white people have had too much opportunity for too long, and now they must be punished so that other races can have a chance. !!!!News flash!!!!! - white people only have similar colored skin, but have all kinds of varied heritage. When a kid with white skin is born from a white and an Asian parent, does he get lumped into the white discriminated-against majority? My heritage is Native American, Scottish, English, and a whole host of other things - why does that make me white? If a person from Whales, Norway, Germany, Italy, and South Africa all immigrate to the US, are we all thrown into the same evil white category because our skin has the same light color to it? Should we lump Hawaii-born Obama with mixed parents in with a black American and someone from Zimbabwe because they all have the same skin color - "African Americans"?

My point is simple, defining people by skin color is useless, inaccurate, discriminatory, and racist. I wish the government and everyone else would stop doing it. America is a melting pot - the sooner we see each other as Americans instead of the arbitrary skin color categories they put on standardized testing reports, the better off we will all be.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Obama's Speech to the NAACP

If you haven't already please go watch the clips from Obama's speech to the NAACP. It is ridiculous. For some reason he felt the need to change his voice, cadence, and accent to sound more like a stereotypical black preacher. Some of his words he intentionally cut off at the end to make it sound like he was abbrevatin' and other stuff he just said incorrectly because apparently that is the cool thing to do. It's absurd.

He did this a few times during the campaign including a rally where Oprah was on stage and they were speaking to a large group of black people. During his speech he dropped in a couple of slang words including some double negatives. Give me a break, this guy grew up in Hawaii and went to Columbia and Harvard.

I just think it's fake, deceptive, and lame for the President of The United States to lower himself to the level of using poor grammar because he thinks it will go over better with a large group of black people. Not to mention it's insulting to the educated black people who choose to learn and use proper English.

Bill Cosby talks about personal responsibility at the NAACP and he gets booed off the stage. Obama talks about personal responsibility at the NAACP and he is a hero. The difference? Cosby's idea of personal responsibility is to tell groups of poor, uneducated black people to get an education, get a job, stop abandoning their families, and work hard to lift themselves out of their situation. Obama's brand of personal responsibility:

"What Dr. King and Roy Wilkins understood is that it doesn't matter if you have the right to sit at the front of the bus if you can't afford the bus fare," he said. "It doesn't matter if you have the right to sit at the lunch counter if you can't afford the lunch."

"What they understood is that so long as Americans are denied the decent wages and good benefits and fair treatment that they deserve, the dream for which so many gave so much will remain out of reach; that to live up to our founding promise of equality for all, we have to make sure that opportunity is open to all."

If I weren't so disgusted by it, I might be able to actually admire his strategy. Obama is now using the guise of racial inequality to mask his systematic class warfare against the rich. Why you might ask? Because like so many other things in our ultra-sensitive, ultra-PC society, race has become one of those untouchable topics. So by hiding higher taxes beneath the cloak of racial equality, no politician in their right mind will speak out against it. Well of course, unless they want to be classified as a racist.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Guest Post: ' Ghost Town'

Guest Post by Kevin: ' Ghost Town'

Well, I saw this guy put a whole town up for sale on ebay. What would you do if you where given a ghost town. Town included, bar, hotel, post office, whore house, general store and jail. You can't sell your town to pay for a clone of Jake to work the blog.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Guest Post: ' Remember When...'

Guest Post by Nancy: ' Remember When...'
1. pay phones were everywhere?
2. homeless people could buy dinner (or liquor) with change found in pay phones?
3. boy bands were popular?
4. Michael Jackson looked black?
5. Michael Jackson looked human?
6. Pamela Anderson was hot?
7. RandiB was following the blog?
8. we used VCRs?
9. we didn’t pay for drinking water?
10. English was the official language?
11. you could smoke anyplace?
12. Justin wasn’t a consultant?
13. Jake updated the blog religiously?
14. it was a big deal to ride in a limo?
15. the government was smaller?

NOTE: This is the last post from me. Someone else needs to step up to the plate and I mean it. We have to show Jake that this blog will live on with or without him!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Guest Post: ' Annoying Things'

Guest Post by Nancy: ' Annoying Things'

1. Not being able to find something you have used for years (like creamy Italian dressing). What’s up with that???
2. Buzz words
3. Consultants (relates to #2)
4. Rich people
5. Women that go to lunch in their tennis clothes (relates to #4)
6. Blogs with little or no content (or not updates)
7. Child actors
8. Cute nicknames
9. People that try to finish your sentence (and always get it wrong)
10. Customer Service reps that close the call with “can I help you with anything else” when they haven’t helped you with anything to begin with!!!
11. Time Warner Cable (relates to #10)
12. Sales clerks that put my receipt in the bag (when I have just said GIVE IT TO ME)
13. The guy on the commercial that always says “bless your heart”
14. RandiB disappearing with absolutely no explanation!

I could go on and on but what’s the point.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ayn Rand

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

-Ayn Rand