August 31, 2008

Palin & National Security

Interesting email posted at The Corner on Sarah Palin's NS responsibilities as governor of Alaska.

Posted by Ith at 5:19 PM | Comments (1)

August 29, 2008

Amazed!

Before I went to bed last night, I said 'I hope I wake up and find that Sarah Palin is the pick. But that won't happen because McCain only ever does things that tick me off!' I think I scared the cats with my 'SQUEEEE!!!!' when I turned on the TV this morning.

Finally, a woman on the Republican ticket! And a woman I can relate to and enthusiastically support. Who would have thought? I teared up a bit when she was announced and as she began to speak. I wouldn't ever vote for a woman just because she's a woman, of course, but to be able to do so this election? Priceless.

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August 28, 2008

Way To Go, Obama!

Lord knows, I do not like John McCain, and I was going to vote for him unhappily holding my nose. But Obama is an agent of change really for real! After his speech, I'm actually going to donate to McCain's campaign. Change! what a crock! He's just the same old same old Dem politician. The anger and the nasty tone totally turned me off. I bet he wasn't expecting that sort of change, huh?

Posted by Ith at 8:18 PM | Comments (3)

Is There?

Is there enough wine in the world to get through watching the Obamessiah's speech?

I told my coworker I'd see him tomorrow unless his acceptance speech brings on the Rapture [insert eye roll]

Posted by Ith at 6:46 PM

August 22, 2008

Why Not...

Caroline Kennedy as Obama's VP? She has the same job Cheney had before he was tapped as running mate.

Just an idle thought.

Posted by Ith at 12:52 PM

August 17, 2008

'Help! I'm a Hollywood Republican'

An excerpt:

...This brings me to my second secret life.

I'm a Republican. A heretofore secret Hollywood Republican. I know men and women who are heavy drug addicts and they have no problem finding employment in Hollywood. I know men and women who are gambling addicts and they work pretty regularly. There's even a director who was arrested for child molestation and yet was hired by Disney - yes, Disney - to helm a picture, and people defended this decision by saying even child molesters have a right to work. I would bet my bottom dollar that all these people are on the correct side of the political spectrum. They are liberal democrats.

Me, I'm a Republican. A conservative Republican. I believe passionately in free market capitalism. I believe in the Second Amendment, i.e., the right to bear arms (I even own several guns and go to the shooting range with friends from shul several times a month). I despise communism and fascism, and I believe there is a special place in hell for Islamic totalitarians and their Western apologists - probably 99.9 percent of Hollywood people.

The whole thing here.

Posted by Ith at 4:20 PM

Seriously

Darra Torres rocks! I was so impressed with her last night watching her races, and am equally impressed listening to the interview she's sitting for now. It's not often you get to see someone over 40 compete for Gold at the Olympics.

Posted by Ith at 2:30 PM

August 14, 2008

Sound Familiar?

Seems like the good old Soviet way is alive and well -- they want to 'reeducate' us, you see.

Those who make human behavior their business aim to make living "green" your business.

Armed with new research into what makes some people environmentally conscious and others less so, the 148,000-member American Psychological Association is stepping up efforts to foster a broader sense of eco-sensitivity that the group believes will translate into more public action to protect the planet.

"We know how to change behavior and attitudes. That is what we do," says Yale University psychologist Alan Kazdin, association president. "We know what messages will work and what will not."

These people are all about restricting not only our liberty, but controlling what we think. Scary stuff, people.

Full story here.

(Three posts in one day! Wow!)

Posted by Ith at 3:17 PM

Follow the Money

They sent Martha Stewart to prison for a whole lot less. An interesting article on Pelosi's stock market shenanigans and what she has to gain by keeping the price of oil high.

Posted by Ith at 11:37 AM | Comments (2)

You're Doing It Wrong

I keep hearing that Obama is supposedly the Anti-Christ. Seriously? Dudes, have you heard the guy speak when he isn't using a teleprompter? Unless he's going to 'uhhh' and ummm' us into the Apocalypse. I was looking for something a little more charismatic for the 'Ultimate Evil'. But that's just me.

Posted by Ith at 9:04 AM

August 9, 2008

More Than Gas Prices

This op-ed by John Shadegg pretty much says everything I've been saying for years.

GOP protest goes beyond gas prices

American colonists liked their tea, but the Boston Tea Party was a revolt against more than an unfair duty placed on what many would consider a luxury item. Paul Revere, Samuel Cooper, Thomas Melvill and 112 other men did not don costumes and throw tea from ships in the dead of night solely because of opposition to a levy on tea. Their acts that December evening were a revolt against tyranny. The Crown was infringing upon the basic rights of the colonists, limiting their ability to establish commerce and prosper.

In much the same way, the Republican protest that began in Washington last Friday is about more than gas prices. In fact, it’s about more than energy. I’ve called this the new Boston Tea Party. This is about the American economy, jobs, and national security. And, in the end, it’s about who we are as a people. Our refusal to tap our own resources - oil, and natural gas or to use nuclear power - touches every sector of American industry.

While we spend $1.2 billion a day on foreign oil, the U.S. airline industry, is laying off flight attendants, mechanics, pilots, and airport workers. The American auto industry, is laying off assembly workers and closing plants. American families are tightening their budgets and canceling vacations, hurting the tourism industry which is vital to our economy here in Arizona. From coast to coast industries and workers are suffering.

Washington Democrats’ anti-energy policies risk our economic, as well as national security. Dollars spent on oil from the Middle East or Venezuela, cost American jobs and finance America’s enemies, either directly or by providing income to the people who bankroll them. We must stop!

We can no longer defend buying oil from the Middle East, Russia, or South America when we have our own oil off our coasts, under public lands in the West, in Alaska, and in millions of tons of oil shale.

We cannot defend creating jobs for oil field workers in Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but telling American workers they are out of luck. We cannot justify saying to employees of a U.S. airline, that they must accept being laid off after 10, or 15 years on the job because the majority party in Congress is more sympathetic to views held by environmental extremists than it is to their plight.

Environmentally, forbidding domestic production doesn’t make sense. America would access oil using cleaner, more environmentally conscious methods than the countries from which we are currently buying it.

Of course we need to move beyond fossil fuels. We must stop wasting energy and make more energy-efficient homes and buildings. We should be developing cars and vehicles that are more efficient and run on clean, renewable fuels.

We can, and will, achieve these goals much more quickly if we use our domestic resources. Imagine the benefit if we shifted money spent on foreign oil back into the American economy and invested it in the development of alternatives.

Ingenuity is the essence of the American people. We are a “can do” nation, not a “can’t do” nation. We have faced, and overcome, every challenge placed in our way. We won our independence from Britain, the most powerful nation in the world at the time; we defeated fascism and communism; we conquered polio; we put a man on the moon. We will overcome this energy crisis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other defeatists notwithstanding.

-John Shadegg (Op-ed to Arizona Republic)

Posted by Ith at 12:19 PM

August 5, 2008

Make Them Stop!

If I have to listen to one more sanctimonious "global warming" radio spot, I'll scream. What's worse is that the majority of them are put on by PG&E! So they take money from my electric and gas payments to them and use it to pay for these insipid and irritating radio adverts. Talk about adding insult to injury!!

Posted by Ith at 3:51 PM

Guess What?

No, not regular blogging. But I did get the new anti spam plug in to work, *and* I managed to install a plug in that allows me to automatically close old entries. What a relief! Between the two, my spam problem has almost totally disappeared. Go me!

Posted by Ith at 3:48 PM | Comments (1)

August 3, 2008

Woot!

House Republicans to Resume Floor Protest on American Energy Monday

Finally, our people are showing some damn backbone! Way to go! Now keep it up!

Posted by Ith at 2:42 PM