Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The War on Women

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Rosie the riveter helped the war effort before the War on women

The war on women is really a war on your intelligence.  Every year politicians have to demonize the other party to get elected because they do not have anything to offer.  This year the democratic talking point is the war on women.  It all started when a 30 year old college student and political activist named Sandra Fluke was brought into prominence by Nancy Pelosi.  Fluke wasn't exactly Rosie the riveter, she was just some woman that wanted the government to pay for her birth control claiming that it was a healthcare need.   Rush Limbaugh took the bait and made some unflattering comments about Fluke and the war on women was born. 

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Bush and McCain were never accused of a war on women
To say that the Republicans have a war on women is ridiculous.  The only thing that is shows is how gullible the Democratic Party views women.   The Democratic Party thinks that the level of intelligence of women is so low that they can tell women anything in order to get their votes.    Right now the Democrats know that they are in trouble.  Obama barely beat McCain, a man that conservatives did not support, even though Obama was very popular and turned out the African American demographic at record levels.  This election Obama can not run on hope and change, because he has to run on his pitiful record and economic disaster.  Due to these inconveniences, the Obama administration is showing their cards early.  
communism racism propaganda and war on women
Communists tried to divide America by race and Obama
is still using the same tactics

Obama has played two cards so far in this election season.  We have the war on blacks by whites through the Trayvon Martin case.  A case brought to prominence by Obama even though the case involved a Hispanic man that killed an African American teenager.   Obama wasn’t going to let the facts get in his way and the administration and the state owned main stream media are still promoting this case as white racism against African American children.  The goal of this is to build upon white guilt and turn out the African American vote for Obama.  Operation scare the African Americans and divide the country is underway, way to go Mr. President.

Meanwhile Obama has his state owned media trumping up this war on woman.  Does Obama think that he can manipulate the African Americans as well as the women of this country?  You bet he does!  He sees dividing lines everywhere.   Sex, Race, income, region, sports team affiliation, type of dog that you own,  these politicians have no shame.   And by these politicians, I am not just saying Democrats, but they are the party that is stooping to the lowest possible level so far.  Obama is shameless.  He knows that he isn’t going to get the white vote.  Not because of racism, even though that is what the media is going to tell you.  He isn’t going to get the white vote because white people vote Republican.  This is problematic for a race hustler like Obama because white people cast about 74% of the votes in the last election, which represented the smallest percentage in history.  That means that Obama needs to turn out as many African Americans in last election and still hope that he can fool enough white people with some form of hope and change.  That isn’t going to happen, so plan b is to create a war on women and try focus his manipulation on woman.  I guess that he considers himself some sort of ladies man.
el presidente Obama war on women
El Presidente Obama will do anything for votes

Speaking of Obama’s shameless manipulation for votes, did you hear the news about Obama giving amnesty to a bunch of Hispanics recently?  That isn’t politically motivated at all is it?  He is trying to turn out the vote, and he knows his demographics of choice.  Do you think that he is trying to represent the people of the United States or divide us for votes?   So far he is trying to get a race war going to turn out the African American vote, he is giving some form of amnesty to Hispanics to turn out their vote.  He is attempting to water down the impact of the white vote.   Now all that we have left is the Democrat orchestrated war on women.  The Democratic Party developed this war on women because they know that they need to get more of the woman vote than they did last election.  The African American turn out is not going to be what it was last election.  That election was historic and African American turnout was record breaking as a result.  Obama needs his white women, so he is conducting a war on their intelligence.  He can’t win them over with his record, with his failed promises, with hope or change, so he is going to try to win them over through division.  In order to accomplish this he needs to demonize the Republican Party with his war on the intelligence of woman.  We will find out if he can do it.  I have a feeling that he can.  Not that I have that much faith in Obama’s skills….

Saturday, May 26, 2012

What happened to my page rank? Google Penguin

The Google Penguin Algorithm swallowed up
the page ranks of several websites

If your website has lost a significant number of page views and dropped in page rank over the last week, then the Google Panda and Penguin algorithm updates are the culprits.  Google changed their algorithm once again and turned the SEO world upside down.   My page hits from Google on my Hubpages blog dried up completely and my page rank is now irrelevant.  I was at 200 views a day on my P90X story, but now I am down to about 20 views a day on my entire blog.  I am lucky to get 5 of my views from Google searches.   It seems that the whole Hubpages community has been pushed way down the page rankings by this Google algorithm update. 

No one knows exactly why Google decided to hammer the page ranking of certain websites, but there is plenty of speculation regarding the way that Google has “leveled the playing field”.  Some Google owned sites may or may not benefit from the penguin update.   I did a few Google searches and I don’t see any reason to believe that Google is punishing their completion.  Yahoo, one of Google’s main competitors, was even on the first page for one of my Google searches.   The Penguin algorithm update was designed to punish spammy websites and promote high quality, high content based websites.  Let’s face it, blogging sites are kind of spammy.  If I want a source for information, I can’t rely on a blogger.  I want a news source.  I’m not saying that bloggers pump out false information (even though some do), because I know that most bloggers value their readers and their reputations as writers.  What I am saying is that when I am searching Google, I want to be 100% sure that the information that I am getting is correct.  Sites like the Mayo Clinic should not be ranked below Granny’s medical advice just because Granny knows how to stuff keywords.     It is a shame that good content provided by bloggers is being punished due to this correction, but as an internet user I value quality internet searches as much as the next guy.  It seems that blog hosting sites like Hubpages need to clean up their act in order to gain favor with the Google algorithm again. 

The Google Monopoly can pick winners
and losers through page rankings
Blogger doesn’t appear to be negatively affected from the Google Penguin update… yet.   My Google page rankings do not seem to be falling on my Blogspot account at all.  Maybe I shouldn’t rock the boat, but I am just stating the facts here.  My blogger account is not controlled by a company that is dedicated to increasing page views or Google page ranks like some of the other blog hosting sites out there.  Maybe that is why there hasn’t been a negative impact on my Blogspot rankings while my Hubpages rankings are nonexistent.  I will be extra careful with any search engine optimization in the future now that the consequences of over optimization are clear.  This Google correction is hard on a lot of people that have focused on SEO for their businesses and livelihood only to be smacked down the page rankings by the monopoly that is Google.   I know there are search engines like Bing, Yahoo and Ask that are competitors to Google.  But really they are not competition.  Google controls 90% of the world market and 66% of the US market for search engines.  Google is the undisputed king of the internet.  What Google says goes.  If you want your information to be seen, then you had better know how Google is ranking pages and what you need to do to maximize your exposure.  It is cute that Bing came out with tips to diversify your SEO by focusing on them, but we are still at Google’s mercy when it comes to page views and page rank.

If you lost page views or page rank from the Penguin or Panda Google algorithm updates then here is what you need to focus on according to Google:
1. Avoid hidden text or hidden links.
2. Don’t use cloaking or sneaky redirects.
3. Don’t send automated queries to Google.
4. Don’t load pages with irrelevant keywords.
5. Don’t create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate content.
6. Don’t create pages with malicious behavior, such as phishing or installing viruses, trojans, or other badware.
7. Avoid “doorway” pages created just for search engines, or other “cookie cutter” approaches such as affiliate programs with little or no original content.
8. If your site participates in an affiliate program, make sure that your site adds value. Provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.

I don’t remember doing any of these things with my Hubpages account, but maybe the developers of Hubpages did something that Google did not like.  My Hubpages shut down could be a correction of some of Hubpages high Google rankings in the past.  Or, it could just be an oversight by the algorithm that will be corrected soon.  I am hoping for the later, or that the Hubpages developers will get things sorted out for its users.  My blog is not that well known, but some people have years of work and their living wrapped up in their blogs.  If they can not get Google views they will suffer immeasurably.  We will have to wait and see how everything works out.    The best tips that I have heard to succeed on the internet is to produce quality content and write on a .com, .org .net etc. website that is not a subdomain of a larger company.  Good luck with the Google Panda and Penguin king makers, may they grant you plenty of page views and high page rank in the future.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Say no to Kony 2012

No to Kony 2012 LRA
What interest does America have with Joseph Kony in 2012?  Joseph Kony is an African warlord and leader of the Lords Resistance Army in the African nations of Congo, Sudan, and Uganda.  Kony’s LRA army is said to be composed mostly of children.  There is a video on Youtube made by the charity group Invisible Children that has millions of views from people demanding that Americans take action against Joseph Kony and the LRA.  Invisible Children is asking their supporters to pressure influential celebrities and policy makers to promote the cause of Kony 2012.  Celebrities such as Tim Tebow, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and several others were targeted in a campaign designed to rally American public support to Invisible Children’s cause of Kony 2012.  Their ultimate goal is to bring public pressure to ensure that the U.S. military advisers support the Ugandan army until Kony has been captured and the LRA has been completely disarmed.  Invisible Children says that the United States needs to follow through all the way to the finish with what they have started. 

Ugandan Blogger says that Kony 2012 doesn't tell the whole story 

Thank goodness that our foreign policy is not based on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the number of thumbs up on a Youtube video.   There are plenty of warlords in Iraq and Afghanistan and we need to get out of those countries, not get into more countries.  We probably will not leave the middle-east any better than we found it over a decade ago when we first decided to take on this task of nation building.  These Middle Eastern and African countries need to change internally.  We can not build their culture and that is what needs to change.  The capture of one man, whether it is Kony or Bin Laden, will only cause a different leader to rise up and lead the various rebel groups around the world.      

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Black Hawk super64 before it was shot down in the
battle of Mogadishu
Something just didn’t smell right to me about this whole Kony 2012 story.  Why was America suddenly involved in African police actions again?  Doesn’t anyone remember Black hawk down?  If you don't remember that event, it was when U.S. soldiers were attacked by rebels during an African peace keeping mission.  America lost 19 army rangers and 73 more were wounded.  Two black hawk's were shot down and the dead bodies of American soldiers were dragged through the streets.  That was in Mogadishu, Somalia 1993, so shouldn’t the region be stabilized by now since we were getting Americans killed over there twenty years ago?   No, well how much blood do we have to shed in African civil wars?  Will America be allowed to rule these countries and profit from them?  Heaven forbid such exploitation and --dare I say-- colonization of these “independent” nations.  No, America is simply expected to come in clean up the mess and turn the nations over to a different warlord. 

America will hand over tons of American tax payer money to build schools and train their army and police forces of African nations before we leave the region in failure after ten years.  The problems of these nations are NEVER solved through American intervention; the only change that we ever seem to impose is a change in leadership.  How is Afghan President Karzai working out for us?  Karzai already told his nation that he would fight against America if we had a war with Pakistan. We continue to prop up the Karzai government in Afghanistan, even though that nation makes it clear that we are not welcome there.  The same was true in Iraq, and it will be true in any African nation.  If we want to capture Kony in 2012, it will take significant investment and military intervention.  The cost to stop the LRA is not in America's interests. 

Are the nations of Africa independent nations or are they ruled by the United Nations?  If they are independent nations, then perhaps they need to step up and stomp out their own insurgencies.  We do not need to be involved in every civil war in the world.  If we do capture Kony in 2012 and somehow we miraculously disarm the LRA, someone else will step up and lead the next insurgency.  That is how the history of Africa has been for thousands of years.    This is why there are hot spots all over the continent of Africa.  
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America funded the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.
After the Cold war they transformed into Al Qaeda.  

 If we arm a group to kill Kony in 2012, then will we be blamed for arming that group when they go crazy?  If the Ugandan army invades South Sudan or the Congo do we have to get involved in those conflicts as well?   Remember when we sided with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union?  Every liberal in the world does, and they tell us that the CIA funded Osama Bin Laden.  I don’t want to fund any more Bin Ladens especially in a country that does not effect me at all.

We need to learn from our nation building mistakes.  We have spent enough blood and treasure fighting the wars of other nations.  How did our war in Libya go?  Kaddafi is not bombing his own people, but now the Muslim extremists are getting their revenge on former supporters of the state.  Just because some group puts together a propaganda video like Kony 2012, it doesn’t mean that America needs to get involved.  Last week someone had us sending troops to Syria, new week it will be Iran, there are floods in Pakistan so we should be there as well?  No, this is an American military that has constitutional restrictions to protect America.  Our military is not a world police force.  Do you remember how long it took America to capture Bin Laden?  Do you want to see another ten years of wasted American lives and billions of wasted American dollars sent over to the Government of Uganda to slaughter the children that are fighting for Kony and the LRA? 

There are reports that the Ugandan government has committed similar atrocities as Kony and the LRA.  We do not know the whole story, so do not allow one video on Youtube form your opinion for you.  Look at the big picture and in the end you should side with America, not Uganda.   This war in Uganda has been going on for twenty years, and Kony is not fighting himself.  The Invisible Children charity is not a unbiased source of information either.  They stand to raise millions of dollars with this campaign.  Only 38% of that money will go to the people in danger if they follow their current business model.  The rest of the money is used by the organization to promote itself and pay it's employees large salaries.  

Is the International criminal court (ICC) really an organization that we should be supporting?  The video above says no.  They claim that the ICC has muddied the situation and caused Kony to fight for his life rather than fight for his cause.  Uganda has been relatively safe for a few years, so this whole cause of Kony 2012 is designed to find a force that has been exiled to the bush of the Congo.  Do we want peace or justice, and why would we want to give legitimacy to the ICC?  The ICC is a court that has a filing on record accusing President George Bush of war crimes.  Do we really want to empower this body and give them legitimacy to punish American soldiers?  

Another strange thing is the timing of Kony 2012.  What happens at the end of 2012?  An election!  Isn't is funny how the production Kony 2012 also shows its supporters painting Obama Hope posters?  It makes me wonder what is really behind this propaganda video.  We will soon find out if Kony 2012 is being used as a political tool.  Until we know for sure, I will continue to say no to Kony 2012 and any American involvement in the region.  

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Kony 2012 poster
No to Kony 2012 LRA ICC logo
ICC logo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Morality is a big deal in Politics

Honest Abe Lincoln high moral standard
Honest Abe: He always tried to be a moral politician
As a lawyer he never took a casethat he did not believe in.

In politics today a lot of people want to set morality aside and overlook the immoral lifestyles of today’s politicians.  So what if Obama grew up a Muslim and went to a radical black liberation theology church for twenty years.  So what if Obama’s preacher, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, said “God damn America”.  So what if Obama admitted to using hard illegal drugs like Cocaine.  So what if Obama broke dozens of campaign promises and lies to the American people on a regular basis.  Hey it is politics, and we overlook some of the sleaziest things when “our guy” is guilty of immoral behavior.   

My newest pet peeve is this idea that “it’s politics; so of course they are going to say what they need to say in order to get elected”.  Hillary Clinton embraced this point when she told Tunisia to ignore campaign rhetoric.   Essentially, she told the world not to pay attention to America’s leaders because we are a bunch of liars.  After hearing that do you think that the Arab world believes us when we say that America is not at war with Islam?  The lack of morality and accountability is unacceptable in today’s politics.  I realize that most of our politicians are lawyers that are trained to lie in order to get their way in court.  That doesn’t mean that we have to look the other way while we are lied to in politics.  The government expects us to trust our leaders to make decisions that are in the best interests of the American people.  I have absolutely no trust in this government.  They don’t give me any reason to trust them, and I am not alone. 

The government gives us unemployment numbers and forecasts that do not represent reality.  We have stimulus packages that only stimulated debt and the pockets of crony capitalists that “invest” in candidates.  We also have a healthcare bill that very few people wanted, but everyone has to pay for.  We have representatives that do not represent the people, because they are too busy representing their party.  This is evident during the townhall meetings before healthcare when several congressmen refused to face their constituents’ opposition to their votes.

You might be wondering how bad political decision making is linked to morality.  There is a direct link between the two.  If a politician lives his personal life with a me-first attitude, then of course he is going to bring that same attitude with him into politics.  Most of the people that we are electing into political office are political opportunists.  They have lied their whole lives, and put political agendas and big money donors before the people that they are supposed to be serving.  Their consciouses have been seared with a hot iron, and they do not see a problem with politics as usual.  Many of them preach family values, yet they live their lives completely different than they preach.  I am not just talking about the Democrat party here, I am talking about all of our politicians. 

The sad thing about this situation is that people look in the mirror and forgive the mistakes of our leaders.  People think that politicians are entitled to a second chance because many of us have fallen victim to the same mistakes as our leaders.  I pointed out Newt Gingrich’s three wives, and someone told me that I have obviously never been divorced.  This man was justifying Gingrich’s behavior which led to two failed marriages because it reflected his own past.   The difference is that this man is not running for President of the United States.  What the man that I was talking with does with his life is his business.  What you do with your life is your business, but what a President of the United States did in his life is everyone’s business.  I don't want my president to be my intellectual and moral equal.  I want someone that is better than me to serve as the president of the United States. 

We have 300 million people in this country.  Can’t we set the bar a little higher than it is currently set?  I don’t want to have a beer with the president.  I don’t want my president to be Joe Blow the taxi cab driver.  I want the best of the best to lead our country.  I don’t want to simply measure his intellectual capacity; I want to know that our leader is has a constant focus on morality.  Not a focus like Bill Clinton, who lied about his morality in order to protect his image.  I want a person of moral character that is proud of the life that he lives.  A man that wants to serve the American people out of a sense of duty, not as a sense of opportunity.

Have you ever heard the term evil genius?  It is about time that we stop placing smooth talkers, guys that we want to have a beer with, and evil geniuses into positions of power.  We need to start electing men of high moral character that can get the job done.  How much is trust worth to you?  I would like to trust the government to serve me for a change wouldn’t you?  Until America raises its expectations and demands to a certain level of morality in politics, we will continue to be lied to and misrepresented by politicians.  We need to stop defending liars and hypocrites on the political stage if we want some real hope and change in America.  The support of the lesser of two evils is getting old.  I don't want to put my support behind anyone that is evil, even if he is less evil than the other guy.  It is about time for Americans to start to insist that we have men of high character to lead our nation.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Attack on Limbaugh, Conservatives, and Christians

Rush Limbaugh Conservative talk show host
Attacks from the left are nothing new for
Conservative Radio Show host Rush Limbaugh

There is an attack on the free speech of Conservatives and Christians in America.  This attack has been ongoing for years.  Occasionally these attacks will get some media attention around Christmas time.  During the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth, atheists tend to target manger scenes and other displays of Christian faith on both public and private lands.  These attacks go mostly unnoticed throughout the rest of the year, but the political left wages war on the freedom of speech throughout the entire year here in America.
When the focus of a coordinated attack by left wing activists is the free speech of a conservative media giant like Rush Limbaugh, all Americans that value their freedom of speech should take notice.  Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, a 30 year old reproductive rights activist that went to Capitol Hill to demand Government funded contraception, a slut.  Rush then compared Fluke to a prostitute since in essence she was asking to public to pay for her to have sex.  Whether that is right or wrong is for you to decide.  Rush Limbaugh concluded that he was wrong and publicly apologized for his remarks concerning Fluke after several of his advertisers removed ads from his radio show.

The story that the media is focusing on is the story about the outrageous comments that Rush Limbaugh made about Fluke.  Then the media and the left in general got all giddy when Rush Limbaugh decided to apologize for his remarks.  I have some bad news for them, when someone is forced to apologize, they aren’t really sorry.  Rush Limbaugh is probably sorry for losing some advertisers, but that is about it.  Those advertisers are replaceable for Rush Limbaugh.  We aren't talking about some back bencher lightweight that is dependent on one or two advertisers.  Rush is in demand.  What the media should be focusing on is this left wing campaign organized by a few websites to bring a boycott against Rush Limbaugh's advertisers. 

Remember when Glenn Beck had a Television show with over 2 million viewers on Fox News?  He started shining a light on powerful liberals like George Soros, Frances Fox Piven, and Van Jones to name a few.  Left wing activists developed a boycotting war against any company that advertised on Glenn Beck’s Fox News program.  Rather than deal with the boycott advertisers refused to support Becks highly rated show and he was taken off of the air.  What we are witnessing here is an organized effort by powerful people to silence their political enemies. 

This should concern all Americans, because when one side is boycotted to silence in this political war it means that the other side is sure to find themselves on the receiving end of a counter offensive.  If you are on the left and you like the idea of silencing Rush Limbaugh, then you need to think a little deeper in this political game of chess.  You are simply a pawn waiting to draw an attack from the powerful forces of your opposition.  Do you think that the right is going to sit idly by as they are boycotted out of existence?  I think not.  

If you are successful in silencing Rush Limbaugh, then we will see boycotting efforts used as a political weapon against left wing organizations.  Imagine a Hollywood boycott by the right.  I don’t think that the movie industry wants to think about that.  Imagine a boycott of any company that employs labor unions.  That wouldn’t be good news for any buy American campaign now would it?  Where does it end?

It should end with recognition that this is America and people are free to speak their minds in the political arena.  If you don’t like Rush Limbaugh, then don’t listen to him.  I personally like what Rush Limbaugh has to say, but I rarely listen to him.  Now think about this, if I agree with Rush Limbaugh most of the time and I don’t listen to him, then why are you listening to him if you don’t like him?   It makes absolutely no sense.  Some people are just looking for a reason to be offended. 

Speaking of those people, it brings us full circle to the attempts to silence Christianity by atheists that are looking to be offended.  Bible believing Christians are silenced continuously in America.  I am not talking about Westboro Christians that receive main stream media coverage continuously as a means to mock Christianity.  I am talking about the normal everyday Christians that have made this country great throughout our nation’s wonderful history. 
Liberty bell bible verse
The inscription on the  Liberty Bell is straight out of the Bible:
"proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the
inhabitants thereof Lev. XXV X

Our Christian heritage is being stripped away piece by piece from our country.  Can we talk about some of the great speeches in history in our classrooms?  Is George Washington’s thanksgiving proclamation taught during our national day of Thanksgiving?  Our current president won’t even give thanks to God in his disgraceful Thanksgiving address.   No one dares to speak about the faith of our founding fathers or their support of the virtues of Christianity.  Those men set up this very government to encourage the free exercise of religion, but now that same Government is the main vehicle for silencing religion.  The Ten Commandments cannot be displayed in a public courthouse, even though those same Ten Commandments are the moral foundation that our law is built upon.  There is no prayer in schools, the very same public schools that were established so that Americans could learn to read their Bibles and understand their American Representative form of government.  

The left wing assault on main stream America is continuing to  a point where nothing is off limits.  If you like Conservative radio, the left wants you take that away.  If you like celebrating Christmas in your community, the left wants to keep you indoors.  For those that don't believe the slippery slope analogy, just think about the Thanksgiving addresses between the historic presidents of the United States and this current President.  We have gone from complete support to family values, to a mindset where conservative Christian family values and our freedom of speech is on the front lines of this culture war.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

America should support the Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt
2012 Chevy Volt
The Chevy Volt was developed as a technological achievement that was designed and produced through American ingenuity and scientific advancement.   Many of my fellow conservatives scoff at the Chevy Volt.  The Volt is viewed as a big government project that was subsidized by the Obama administration.  The Volt is thought of as a crony capitalist kick back to the UAW to keep their tax payer bailed out factories at Government Motors producing green cars for Obama's liberal fantasy land.  Thoughts of the Yugo and other substandard vehicles produced in communist bloc nations during the 1980s spring to mind at the mere mention of the Chevy Volt.  Images of Hollywood liberals driving around in their $40,000 toy cars preaching a “holier than thou” green agenda enter our minds.  It is disgusting to think of the Chevy Volt being used as a tool of the wealth elites as it carries them from their fifteen thousand square foot mansions to their private jets.  Yes there are many reasons to oppose the story of the Volt, but let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. 

Politicians will not let us drill our way to energy independence 

None of these perceptions should force anyone in America to oppose the concept behind the Chevy Volt.  The Volt may not be the American marvel that GM and the Obama administration claim that it is, but it is a technology that needs to be pursued for the good of our country.  Not for the elimination of green house gases or global warming, but for America’s independence from foreign oil.   Let’s face the facts; we cannot get either party to drill for oil.  Don’t fool yourselves about the Republican Party either.  They have held the presidency for 20 of the last 32 years and oil prices were at their lowest point during the Clinton years.   They may be the lesser of two evils, but they sure haven’t done us many favors on the issue of energy independence.

Neither party has shown any support towards the idea of America become self sufficient when it comes to energy production.   George W. Bush had a Republican congress and all that they managed to do was to send the price of oil to record highs.  Both parties also support free trade agreements that have benefited the growth of China and forced America to compete with Communist slave labor.  These trade policies; along with government regulations on American business and high corporate taxes have forced America into this global economy.  The same economy that has increased demand for oil in China which in turn has led to increased energy prices in America.

Oil is a global commodity, and it seems that our government has decided that American petroleum companies can sell American oil to foreign countries without lowering the price for American citizens.  That is the free market right?  The oil companies drill the oil and they get to sell the oil on the world market.   If the price of gasoline is low in America, then these global energy giants will ship American oil to the highest bidder until the price of gasoline in America is raised up to the global level.  That isn’t the biggest problem with the oil market.  Fear mongering is great for the petroleum industry on the global oil market.  It seems that all that the Arab world has to do is threaten Israel and price of oil sky rockets due to speculation. 

OPEC is not going to let America lower the price of Oil

If all of that isn't bad enough, we have Russia and the OPEC nations producing a lot of the world’s oil.  If America does decide to try to drill itself out of high gas prices, then all that these less than friendly nations have to do is cut their production and American oil will be flowing away from U.S. consumers to the rest of the world.  This might be good for American oil companies, but it is not the best case scenario for American energy consumers.  As long as Saudi Arabia and the other OPEC nations have their hands on the oil spigot, we will always be at their mercy when it comes to the cost of oil.   

Hate the Chevy Volt, but love the concept

This is why all Americans should support technology like the Chevy Volt.  We need to encourage industry to produce vehicles that benefit America’s economic security and national security.   The government is going to waste money.  That is what it does.  How many times do you heard about a military jet or tank program that was canceled?  That is wasted money as far as those projects go, but the R&D involved with those platforms can lead to new development in other programs.  Likewise, any money that has been wasted by the government on the Chevy Volt may still result in a technological breakthrough down the line.  We are still investing money in cancer research and no one complains that people are still dying of cancer, what is the difference? I don’t think that anyone opposes cancer research other than Dr. No and his loyal band of followers.   It costs billions of dollars to send a man to the moon, and Newt Gingrich wants to put a colony on the moon.  I think that it would be much more beneficial for our money to stay on the earth and focus our national attention on energy independence for the good of America.  

The Chevy Volt is not the final answer to our energy independence, but it is a leap forward.  Maybe electric vehicles will never become a practical form of transportation for Americans.  That is definitely a possibility.  But putting our focus on energy independence is not a bad thing.  Rather than thinking of the Chevy Volt as a pay back to big labor unions, conservatives should view the Chevy Volt as a focus on energy independence.  I don’t remember hearing conservatives attack President Bush for giving government money to research hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, so why are so many people hostile toward the Chevy Volt?  I will never buy a Chevy Volt (here is why), and you may never buy a Chevy Volt, but if someone wants to buy a Chevy Volt I will applaud their contribution toward American Energy Independence.  Even if that person is a liberal that is more concerned about the environment than America’s Energy independence.  That person will still be doing their part to take us off of foreign oil.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

America is at War with Islam

America is at war with Islam:  It needs to be said; it needs to be understood; and it needs to be embraced if we are ever going to win the War on Terror.  Does this mean that we need to invade countries and kill every Muslim in the world?  Absolutely not!  Wars are not always fought on the battlefield with armies.  Sometimes we need to win the war through intellect, but in order for us to win our war we need be honest with ourselves and name our enemy.

America is at war with Islam
Radical Muslims want to rule the world

We were at war with an opposing ideology last century.  We called that war the Cold War, and we fought in on the world stage against the U.S.S.R. and their Communist ideology.  The Cold War had a few hot flashes in Korea, Cuba and Vietnam, but for the most part it was won by the west through financial and ideological superiority.  No American President ever said that Communism was a reasonable alternative to our capitalist way of life.  The rights of free people were never compromised in an effort to merge the two systems of Government.   

Presidents from both parties condemned Communism.  Ronald Reagan was not alone when he famously described the Soviet Union as the evil empire.   He was simply building on John F. Kennedy words when JFK said “this [is] a struggle for supremacy between two conflicting ideologies: freedom under God versus ruthless, godless tyranny."   With the two parties united against an enemy of America, we were able to work together as a nation to bring down the evil empire.  If we substitute our past enemy (communism) with our current enemy (Islam) our former president Ronald Reagan could provide us quotes like this:

"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain Islam, it will transcend Islam. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written."  -modified Reagan quote
Our current war has failed to define our enemy.  Are we fighting the Sunni, the Shi'a, the Wahhabi, the Taliban, Al Qaida, or any other entity?  Our leaders only know one thing for sure; we are not fighting Islam.  At times it evenseems as though we are fighting for Islam rather than against it.  In Afghanistan we were fighting the Taliban, and now Obama is trying to befriend the Taliban.  In Iraq first the Sunni Muslims were our enemies, and then the Shi’a became our enemies.  Now it is neither, or both, who knows we are out of there!  In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was a terrorist organization, but then Obama forced Mubarak to step down to allow the brotherhood to take control.  The danger is not only do we not know who we are fighting, but we are wasting blood and treasure fighting undefined wars without a clear enemy or objective.  What is victory?  What good does it do Americans to see Middle Easterners with purple fingers from voting for leaders that are hostile to the United States?  Give me an Arab king that is a friend of America over a democracy that votes for Taliban style Islamic rule any day of the week. 

afghan woman in burkas
A Group of Islamic women Wearing Burkas while
waiting outside a USAID-supported health care clinic. 2003

No American President should ever pretend that Islam is our moral equivalent as a form of religion or government.  Islam is not just a religion; Islam is a political system.  Our academics are telling our leaders that political Islam is a reasonable option for the Middle East.  They do not think that political Islam is a problem, which might have something to do with President Obama’s failures in Egypt and Libya.   Say what you will about Christianity, but it is undeniable that Christianity has built the greatest societies in the world today.  Christianity has built nations that allow for religious freedom and peace among men.   This stems from the golden rule of Christianity which states “thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”. 

Some will claim that Islam is also a religion of peace, but the reality of the world says otherwise.  Political Islam has been implemented in countries throughout the Middle East.  Its Ideology breeds suicide bombers and hatred toward other races and religions.  Women are stoned and beaten for trivial offences, children are killed for the honor of the parents, converts are killed for apostasy, Christians are killed for spreading the Gospel, and Jews are killed because they are Jews.  Islam is not a peaceful religion; Islam is a religion of death and oppression.  The claim that there is a difference between Bin Ladenism and political Islam is wishful thinking in my opinion.  The risk of allowing for the unimpeded expansion of political Islam into a Muslim Caliphate is too great to allow.  Who are we going to believe our own lying eyes or some university and political eggheads when it comes to the threats that we are currently facing?  These experts are the same ones that are telling us to watch out for people with Ron Paul bumper stickers, do you really want to put our very existence in jeopardy over their politically correct hunch?

Qur'an (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Given this fact, America needs to stop giving legitimacy to this ideology of Islam.  We need to preach against Islam.  Whether that means that we are combating Islam through theology, or condemning the evils of Islam on the international stage; it means that we are recognizing our enemy and confronting it whenever possible.   When was the last time America condemned a Muslim nation for executing Christians, Jews, Hindus, or Buddhists for their religious views?  America is supposed to be the beacon of freedom, yet we are silent on these issues of religious intolerance in the Muslim world.  We hear more on our so called news when an American threatens to burn a Quran than we hear then a Christian gets beheaded for his faith.

 Our country is more worried about what Muslims think of us, than supporting what is right.  We cower when Muslims riot in outrage over the acts of our “infidel” soldiers, but where is our outrage?  Muslims do not care how we view them, because they do not respect us as a people.  We are the enemies of Islam from their point of view, and they are fighting us as their enemies.  It is time for us to engage in this Cold War.  The truth is that Muslim nations are never going to like America.  We are the number one hurdle  --the great Satan--  that they must overcome for their dreams of an Islamic world system to become a reality.

The left wants to equate all religions and say that we are at war with “religious extremists” and many on the secular right agree.  This line of thinking is muddying the waters on our current War on Terror.  When we allow North Africa to fall into the hands of the Muslim radicals it shows the complete lack of vision from our leaders.  If we secure Iraq now what is going to happen?  Now we have the Muslim brotherhood running Egypt and radicals running Libya.  Guess where terror is going to ferment next.  We will never secure the region as long as Islam is taught unopposed in the Middle East.  

We watched the rebels in Libya brutally murder Kadafi.   These are not civilized people, and we cannot treat them like they are post war Germany ready to rejoin Western culture.  These are third world desert people trapped by a 7th century ideology.  The Egyptian Brotherhood already said that if we stop bribing them with foreign aid, that they will attack Israel.  So we are paying them a Jizyah as a reminder of our inferior status as per the Quran.  

In order to defeat Islam we need to stop its growth by any and all means possible.  We should start a propaganda war immediately showing the errors in the teachings of Mohammad.  We should schedule debates and televise them throughout the Muslim world.  We should not stand back and allow this religion to go unopposed.  Whenever a Muslim state kills a person for his religion the leaders of that nation should be held on charges for crimes against humanity.  If America wants to call itself a beacon for liberty and freedom, then America needs to start shining the light of truth on this evil religion.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Should America support Liberal Israel

Barak Obama at the Wailing Wall
Obama placing a prayer into the Western Wall

We are constantly told by both liberal and conservative politicians, newsmen, and preachers that America should support the nation of Israel.  We are told that they are God’s chosen people.  We are told that they are our great ally, even though they don’t do much for us.  We are told that we have to protect them from extermination.  Apparently this means that we have to fight their battles for them.  Our politicians are so deep in the tank due to money from the Jewish lobby that they have decided to give Israel $3 billion worth of foreign aid in 2012.  America also gives Israel military assistance and access to advanced weapons.  Israel does work with us militarily, but so does France.  The difference is that I never hear anyone telling me that we need to support France.  America does get some intelligence from Israel, but Israel steals more intelligence from us than we will ever receive in return. 

Israeli Espionage

 "According to a U.S. intelligence agency, the government of Israel conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the U.S. of any U.S. ally."
A defense intelligence report said Israel has a voracious appetite for information and said, "the Israelis are motivated by strong survival instincts which dictate every possible facet of their political and economical policies. It aggressively collects military and industrial technology and the U.S. is a high priority target."
Given Israel’s strong survival instincts, how can we trust them not to manipulate intelligence that we receive from them?  The fact that they spy on us aggressively shows a lack of respect and gratitude that Israel has in its relationship with America.  Do you think that Israel is going to give us honest information about their enemies when they are busy manipulating us on our home soil?  I do not think so.  I think that they give us hyped up intelligence designed to demonize the enemies of Israel.

America can gather its own intelligence

America should not be relying on foreign nations for our intelligence needs at all.  If we are in desperate need for intelligence, then we should fund the CIA with some of that Israeli welfare that we send over in the form of foreign aid.  It is fine to work with foreign nations against mutual enemies, but why should we want to be at the mercy of any foreign nation’s intelligence?  This isn’t the cold war where we had one common enemy with our western allies.  Great Britian didn’t have to win us over to their cause against the USSR.  In this case Israel reports to us on Muslim nations, but not all Muslim nations are hostile to America.  Jordan is not our enemy, Turkey is not our enemy, Iraq is not our enemy, but they may be the enemies of Israel.    Israel will chant their mantra “never again” to us, stating that they will never again go quietly into the gas chambers.  That is great, but we should never again trust them to feed us intelligence information.

American Jews are Liberal Obama Supporters

It also troubles me that I am expected to support Israel while Jewish Americans are busy tearing our country down.  In the 2012 elections 78% of the Jewish faithful voted for Obama.  So we are supposed to fight Israel’s wars against the Muslims while Jewish Americans are doing their best to push a Muslim sympathizer into the White House.  Apparently Jewish Americans are not worried about Israel or America, so why should the rest of us Americans bend over backwards for Israel?  If the 22% of American Jews that did not vote for Obama want special treatment for their homeland, then perhaps they should get their fellow Jewish Americans on board first.  I am too busy fighting a battle at home against the people that liberal Jewish Americans are helping to push into office to fight Israel’s wars too.  My existence and the existence of freedom in America are more important to me than the physical nation of Israel.  I live in America and you probably do too, so maybe you (whether you are Jew or Gentile) need to put America concerns ahead of Israel’s concerns.

Christian Opposition to Israel as a holy nation

Western Wall Plaza Israel
Western wall plaza at the Jewish Temple Mount
Dome of the Rock also pictured  Jerusalem, Israel 

I am not a Jew, I am a Christian.  Israel is the holy land since God walked the very ground that the country sits upon.  But, my religion does not require me to take pilgrimages to Israel.  I don’t need to kiss a rock, wail at a wall, or visit the Church of the Nativity.  The Jewish temple was destroyed around 70 A.D. and rebuilt in three days as Jesus Christ said.  Our bodies are now the temple of God.  God is with us, and he will not move to some future temple in the Middle East.  Jesus was God’s perfect and final sacrifice for sin; therefore, we do not need any additional payment for sin.  If we attempt to replace the sacred blood of Jesus Christ with some animal blood from a rebuilt Jewish temple, we will be mocking God and spitting in the face of Jesus Christ.   

 Israel is an Anti-Christ nation, and it is no different than any other heavily atheist nation in the world (at least 44% of Israeli Jews are atheist).  Even if Israel was full of faithful orthodox Jews, it would not be a nation of God from my Christian perspective.  The Bible tells us “Whosoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: [but] he that confesses the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:23).   This verse does not leave room for interpretation.  Either God is a liar, the Christian Bible is false, or Jews do not have the Father with them.  

 Many Christian leaders want to tell us that Israel is a nation composed of God’s chosen people.  They claim that if we don’t bless Israel, that we will be cursed based on Genesis 12:1-3.  It is true that Israel was chosen from the time a Abraham to bring forth the Messiah and bless the entire world.  That is even backed up in the new testament in Galations 3:16 when Paul states that the promises to Abraham come to fruition through Christ.  The pro-Israel ministers do not offer any evidence for support of the physical nation of Israel from the new testament.

I don’t see any reason why God would side with a nation that denies his son in order to curse a nation composed of the body of Christ.  Is it even possible for God to curse himself, since many of us are the body of Christ?  Putting all of the theology aside, America isn’t looking very blessed these days. We are not receiving much of a blessing from the 78% of Jewish Americans that support liberal Democrats.  These "chosen people" are attempting to remove all Christian influence from our nation’s government and public schools.  They view the constitution as a living document that they can undermine through the legal system.  They also serve evil organizations like Planned Parenthood, the ADL, and the ACLU. 

Giant White House Minora
America is allowed to have a 50 foot Jewish Menorah at the White House lawn,
But the White House Christmas tree is now called a Holiday tree thanks to the ADL/ACLU

I realize that there is another 22% of American Jews and many of them are good patriotic Americans.  They contribute to our society and engage in the fight against the anti-American activities of the left.   My only issues with them is that they want me to support a Jewish nation while I watch their fellow Jewish Americans undermine our nation. We are giving billions of dollars to God’s supposed chosen people in the land of Israel, yet our nation is decaying morally, financially, and culturally.  Where is our blessing for supporting this "holy land"?  It looks more like a curse than a blessing to me.  Does that mean the $3 billion a year isn't enough money to show our support to Israel, or does it mean that the anti-Christ nation of Israel is not the Israel that God is talking about in Genesis 12?

I know that many people will immediately label me as an anti-Semite as soon as they see an article that is not in complete support of Israel.  That is how the left works, and sometimes the right wing takes a page out of the left's playbook.  If anyone criticizes one of the mainstream agendas of either party, that person is going to be labeled as undesirable.  We can not have independent thought now can we?  That might upset the Republican/Democrat balance in U.S. politics.  If we are worried about someone calling us a name, then we are never going to get anything fixed in this country.  These Jewish race baiters are wrong anyway.  I don’t condemn the Jewish people, or wish evil upon them.  I don''t side with the Muslims against them, but I do believe that both the Jews and Muslims follow flawed religions.  I believe that they need Jesus Christ to be saved just like everyone else in the world.  Someone’s Jewish ancestry does not save them from their sins.  If it did then Jesus’ apostles would have remained religious Jews, but they decided to become the first convert to Christianity.  If anything it is disingenuous toward the Jewish people for Christians to pretend that Jews should be held in reverence as God's chosen people when our Holy Bible tells us that they are in danger of eternal damnation.

We should support Israel as an Ally

 I think that America should be friendly towards Israel just like we have friendly relations with France, Germany, England, Japan, Canada and all of our other allies.  This “special” connection to Israel is what gives me problems.  Even if I am completely wrong about God’s relationship with Israel; I am confident that God can protect his people if he chooses to do so.  God does not need America to do his work.  He has an army of angels to do that.  If Jewish Americans want me to worry more about physical Israel’s survival, then they need to give me less to worry about in America.  Jewish Americans need to stop voting for liberal Democrats, and stop working toward the destruction of our nation.  This will allow Americans to focus on the problems of our allies a little bit more.  Unlike the Jewish people, most Americans do not have a special nation set aside just in case our nation falls apart.  We need to protect our homeland here in America more than we need to protect the homeland of a bunch of atheist Jews.  Many of the Jews in Israel are from Russia where they have been brainwashed for generations.  They were at war with us for 50 years, and we are still fighting against their powerful left wing organizations.  Those organizations are working diligently to corrupt the laws that  America's founders used to build our historically Christian nation.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What is the American Wing of U.S. politics

The American Wing is a site with ideas that are not endorsed by either party in U.S. politics.  The time for arguing about right wing or left wing politics is over.  We all need to focus on the American Wing of politics.  The American Wing will put forth ideas that very few will always agree with.  But, the ideas presented in the American Wing will always be designed with the best interests of America in mind. The ideas on the American Wing will not always be in the best interest of any particular political party, special class, or candidate.  Although, the American Wing will favor the Christian ideals and constitutional limits that were used to maintain and restrain the U.S. government in order to build the greatest nation in the world.

If America does not come together under a common American Wing of political ideology, our society will cease to exist.  America is not a nation united by race or religion.  Some people would even like to take away English as our common language which would divide us even further.  An American political ideology is the only thing that will hold us together.   Currently the American people are splintered along several different lines.  These splintered groups of people are either embraced or demonized by different political parties causing us to fight an ideological civil war.

Pyramid of the Capitalist system
The Capitalist System as described in the early 1900's

If you are on the left wing, you view the Republicans as the party of rich white Christian men.  You are taught to oppose everything that this group of people has every done throughout the history of the country.  You are taught from a young age that anything that was ever accomplished by this group of people was on the backs of minority groups.  You are told that this group of people wants to cling to power and repress every other group of people in the country.  You are told that if you continue to let the Republicans come into power that we will see black churches will burn; we will have a Christian theocracy; women will be forced back into the kitchen; and the poor will be hungry and homeless.  Republicans are painted as racist, bigots, that have absolutely no morals.  They are called anti science, pro pollution, and against the civil liberties of all people in favor of the industrial military complex and police state.

Anti Communist poster
Constant fear forces us to pick one party or the other

If you are on the right, you are told that the left is a bunch of communists that are hell bent on the destruction of America.  You are told that the left wants to redistribute the wealth of all Americans and squander it into wasteful pet projects.  You are told that the poor are poor because they are too lazy to work or get educated.  You believe that the Democrats wants to keep these people poor by supplying them with enough welfare to take care of their basic needs in order to lock up their votes.  You are taught that unions are the biggest problem in American industry. You are taught that the left opposes Christianity at every turn; opposes industry whenever possible;and opposes the civil liberties of all people in favor of lawyers, unions, and government authorities.  You think that the Democrats are the party of the immoral, drug addicted, lazy, criminals, coupled with communist ideologues that want to remake America into a socialist utopia.

 In the end we all suffer and our nation is led astray by substandard leaders that do not keep their promises or work in the best interests of their supporters.  None of our issues are ever resolved because politicians know that division can be exploited.  It is time for us to rise above the political game, and look out for the interests of America.  The American Wing will criticize leaders from both parties.  From President Obama and his failed economic policies to President Bush and his nation building.  

The truth is that most Democrats are not far left communists, and most Republicans are not looking to exploit everyone for higher profits.  It is the American Wing's view that both parties sell out the American people for corporate money and government power.  Both parties are not the same like some conspiracy theorists like to claim, but both parties are in need of serious reform.  There needs to be certain American ideals that both parties can agree on.  If we the people can not agree on these fundamentals of America, then we can not blame the politicians for exploiting our divisions.  Nothing is going to be fixed in Washington until all of the American people demand an American change.  Not just a change in the party that is running things.