My 2 Cent

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Just venting

As if this is any different than what I usually write. Ok, like many conservatives,
"W" is about to drive me outta my skull. Mainly because I voted for him and
he moves further to the left by the minute. The only thing that keeps me sane
is that Gore isn't president. If I had things my way Allan Keyes would be in office.
I'm to the point I hope he doesn't get reelected.

More funding for the NEA? What the hell is he thinking? Is next weeks headline
gonna be " President Bush says he's Pro-choice"? The NEA is an absolute waste
of money. I say this as an artist. Why should taxpayers fund anything I may
create? If it were worth anything, someone would buy it. Man...that would be
nice, someone buying my stuff.

Anyway, a word of advice for whom ever the Democrats choose to run. Just
give "W" enough rope and he'll hang himself.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Hillary in 2008?

Many conservatives have been mumbling things about the possibility of Hillary
Clinton running for president in 2008. The current Republican strategy is to out
Democrat the Democrats. So is this what they are going to do if Hillary runs? Give
us Hillary lite? If this is their plan, we're all in trouble. It will also be the end of the
Republican party as we know it. Though that may not be a bad thing considering
its current state.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Dean on Iraq

Are we supposed to take Howard Dean seriously? He states Iraq's standard of living
is worse now than it was under Saddam. Where does he get this stuff? By what
is he measuring their standard of living? Hell, freedom is a huge increase in the
standard of living by itself. If the U.S. government were to take away all of our
freedoms tomorrow, what do you think our standard of living would be like?
Not too good. The way I see it, the Iraqis have more power to more places in their
country, schools are in better shape, they have a police force, they are now printing
money, they have a central bank back in place, and they will have a new military.
One that doesn't terrorize the people, but protects them. Sure there are some angry
Iraqis. Basically they were part of the old military. They have no job skills other
than terrorizing their countrymen. As for most of the others, I think they are just
growing impatient with the rate of how things are going. I suppose they think that
just because they're free things should happen overnight. It never has and it never
will. Howard Dean knows all of this. He just chooses to ignore it. Like most democrats.

A White African?

Well, last time I checked, blacks were not the only race on this continent. This student
in Omaha did the right thing. We all should be able to understand his point. At least
he's actually from Africa. More than most black people can claim. Look, I understand
African-American is a descriptive term for black, but you see that makes no sense
based on my first sentence. From what I read, this award wasn't even intended as an
award for blacks only. The school officials decided it should be. The award should
have been for Westside High's most distinguished student, period, end of story.
If you weren't the most distinguished student, oh well, better luck next year.
Dr. King, I feel for ya. All you did for your race and others(such as mine) to have
it become this sick, twisted way people of different colors treat each other.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Them Jersey drivers

So New Jersey is banning cell phone use while driving, unless it's a hands free unit.
I'll agree cell phone use while driving is a little distracting, that's why choose not
to do it. I tend to take driving pretty serious. Guiding a 2 ton object through
traffic is a dangerous thing. If you make a mistake someone gets hurt and
sorry won't cut it. Do overs don't happen. Which brings me to this point. I can
think of many things that are much more distracting. Like say, eating, shaving,
applying makeup and reading. I would take care of these issues first. What's
that you say? All of these things should fall under inattentive driving. Makes
sense to me. Then why a new law?

Safer cars

I don't watch much TV. When I do happen to have it on, it's always a car commercial.
What's their big selling point? Safety. Now the best way to make a car safer is to
have people actually learn how to drive them. Why don't we compare it to another
means of travel .Let's say you're going to take a flight on some airline and their pilots
have a tendency to crash the planes. Are you gonna worry about how many airbags
it should have? I know I wouldn't. I would want someone who could actually fly
the plane. Why should cars be any different?

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Cut out the middleman

The thing that came to mind while listening to President Bush speak about his "faith based" initiatives,
is that it sounds ok, but will become a means of control. Whether it be arm twisting or pandering to a
certain religion. I have no doubt that religious groups would better spend the money. They always do.
Why not cut out the middleman(government) and save a few bucks in the process? While we are at it,
maybe we can figure out a way to do the same with public education. Vouchers? They sound good also,
but would create the same outcome. If someone has heard of another way to take back our public
schools, I'd like to hear about it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

The RIAA lawsuits

Ok, I'm sure more than a million people have commented on this. How
about one more time. Suing your potential customers is just a bad
idea. The real problem they have is a lack of purchase worthy
music. Only one good song per CD. Come on. That's just not going
to cut it at 12-17 dollars per disc. The people who are getting raped
in this are the musicians. I say this from second hand experience.
Being a wannabe musician, I have a few friends who made it big and
a few who are really close. If you like a good punk/pop/rock band,
then check out www.ikeonline.net.

War is costly, peace is priceless

That was something I read on a bumper sticker. Ok, stupid bumper stickers
really bother me. I can't help it. If peace is so priceless, then why is war too
costly to obtain it? In some situations peace can be had without war, but
in others it's required. Contrary to popular belief, peace is not the absence
of war. Israel is a good example of this. There is no war, but there's
definitely no peace.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Bagle virus unleashed

Headlines like that may make alot of computer users cringe in fear, but not I. I've been using
Linux (Redhat 9) for the last 3 years. It's a great feeling not having to worry when you
read headlines like that. Not to mention being free from Microsoft's grip. And best of all,
it's free! If you're sick of all the virus problems(one of the many) with Windows, then
I suggest you give Linux a try. It's a little more involved than installing windows, but
there many people on the net that are more than willing to help you out. Ride the tank.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Happy M.L.K. Day

What a pitty, all the things that such a great man stood for, have been twisted into
the very things he was against. What happened to content of character and hard work?
We honor him with a day off from work, and we still judge people by the color of their
skin. I have to believe Dr. King would not be down with affirmative action quotas.
I also have a dream, that someday we'll live Dr. King's dream the way he envisioned it.

A womans choice

Someone call the N.O.W. gang and tell them to head to Philly. A womans right to choose
is being infringed upon. Now I'm not talking about losing the so called "right" to
terminate unborn children. I speak of the right to choose which beverage to have
with lunch. You see, soda has been banned from Philly's public schools. I suppose
that decision is much too important for teenage girls to make. Surely if a teen
can have an abortion, she can have a Coke in school. Come on! Where are people's
priorities? Schools need to focus on educating not what the kids are eating.
That's the parents job. Sorry parents, but school is not a daycare center. You
do have to participate.

Friday, January 16, 2004

Northeast softies

I have to agree with the people ripping those of us who live in the northeast. We are a bunch
of softies. It's a little chilly for this time of year, but it's not a news story. These clowns
out here are closing schools because it is 5 degrees. Come on people, get a grip.
You're not going to freeze to death. Try dressing like you have some common sense, and
you'll be ok. You see, I don't mind -20 windchill. I ride my motorcycle when it's 20 degrees
outside, so the windchill is anywhere from -10 to -50. The school thing I can't
understand, its not like these kids are going to turn into popsicles. They're not
that fragile.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Dennis Miller's conservative?

When did this happen? He may have moved a little to the right, but he's no conservative.
Basically, he doesn't like jets full of people flying into our buildings. That makes sense,
but that doesn't make one a conservative. This guy is still far left on things that are
at the core of being conservative. So Dennis, don't be afraid to move further to
the right. We don't bite.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Liberalism

There was this bumper sticker I had seen today. It read:

Liberalism:
The haunting fear someone, somewhere, can help themselves.

That pretty much sums it up.

The teen pregnancy problem.

Have you found yourself thinking,"She's a little too young to have a baby" when you see a
teeenage girl with a child? I know I have. It's a problem. One that's not going to be
solved by teaching them how to have sex at an early age.That's what schools are doing.
It's like sending them to Driver's Ed and teaching them how to drive a car. Then
expecting them to not wanna take one for a joy ride. They just don't have enough
life experience to be driving or having sex.

There's only one Zell Miller

That's unfortunate. The democratic party could use more like him. He's a democrat I respect.
Not because he's supporting President Bush, but because he has a set of core beliefs
that guide him. Not that all core beliefs are good, but he's honest about what he thinks.
It's too bad he's not seeking reelection this year.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

The Lying Liar

So, looks like Al Franken is going to get his own radio show. What a joke. He can't get his facts correct for a
book, let alone a radio show. I can't wait to see him fall on his face. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. I'm
still waiting for him to accept Vox Day's challenge. Now that would be entertaining.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Oneway ticket

I gotta believe that rounding up the illegal immigrants, yes that's what they are, and giving them a oneway ticket home has to cost less
than the freebies some of them receive from our social programs. I doubt this will happen. You see, President Bush is trying to woo some
latino voters. It may impress some, but not this latino.

ACLU back Rush?

Does the ACLU think if they back Rush at this point it'll make up for all of the radical leftism they promote.
I don't think so! Nice try though.

Michael's Mug

I know this is a little late, but Germaine Jackson brought this to my attention.
Is there any point to taking Michael Jackson's mug shot? It's not like he's gonna
look like that in a few months.