Friday, March 06, 2009

A Letter to Rush

After hearing the travesty that came in the way of 25 DVD's I decided to write a letter to the "leader of the Republican party". If anybody out there would like to copy and paste this to resend the idea to him it would increase the chance of him actually paying attention to the message.


I'm sure you're well aware of the direct slap in the face Obama gave
to Gordon Brown earlier this week. The symbolic gesture of gifts was
so horrifically imbalanced as to provide you, Mr. Limbaugh, with a
unique opportunity. I'm sure you can do better that providing a man
that doesn't really watch movies with 25 DvDs. That's right, not even
blue ray disks, DvDs. Compared to the stationary set made from
Resolute wood, from the same sailing vessel The Resolute Desk in The
White House was made, I think it's safe to say, that you, Mr.
Limbaugh, can do a fair spot better.

So here's my suggestion to you sir. Send Gordon Brown an "apology care
package" from America. Let him know that not all Americans are
self-centered, egotists. I'm sure a collection of first edition, first
print books such as "Vogue's Book of Etiquette", "Pomp and
Circumstance" and others would help to edge the sentiment that
President Obama just made himself look like President Houghley.
Showcase his tactlessness by highlighting our own tactfulness.
Highlight his self-centeredness by presenting our own grace. This is
an opportunity to kick him when he's dumb.

I myself have not done the research into Gordon Brown and I am rather
vague on British politics, but I'd be willing to bet that you and your
crack staff could come up with a few items near and dear to him and
his family's hearts, or Britain's for that matter, that would be a
better representation of the relationship between our two great
nations than a cheap copy of Toy Story. I've seen you take sour
moments such as the ridiculous letter from congress and turn them into
a defiant and triumphant declaration of what America is truly made of.
Here is such a moment to rise to the occasion Mr. Limbaugh. Please
harness this moment.


[insert name here]

Monday, March 02, 2009

Obama: A Wing and a Prayer

President Barack H. Obama is a very enigmatic speaker. The lofty, over-the-horizon gaze and the pace of his speeches could sell you anything from used cars, to bank bailouts, to snake oil, to environmental protection, to maybe even a cure for cancer involving Diet Coke and nuclear radiation. The man can convince and enamor you with a smirk, a lofty gaze and a well placed word. He is the pied piper of America and quite possibly the world.

Is he planning on piping our children out of town and away from their families? He already has. More young people showed up to vote for him than ever before. Was it a bad thing? Maybe, maybe not. Who am I to judge what has yet to be seen? America made a decision and decided to elect Barack H. Obama. He should be judged by his actions, not just words.

The part I am most wary about is his philosophy of politics and the commanding ability he possesses. A Democrat president with a majority Democrat House and majority Democrat Senate. With a wave of his hand and a wink of his eye he can push almost any policy he chooses with little regard for what it will do to the country. Whatever he pipes the rats in the house and senate will follow right out of town. He has what has been referred to as "mandate". He has the power to do what he wishes, when he wishes.

Now, I've been to college and paid attention in economics class, history class, English class, and...well..maybe I wasn't so hot for advanced math, but I know my algebra well enough. Taking my former education into account and looking at the policies our new President Obama plans to put in place scares the living hell out of me. I know he was also college educated at a much more prestigious college than me, but almost every policy he's pushing for goes directly against everything I ever learned in school.

This is what scares the hell out of me. Has my schooling been that horrible that everything I know is wrong? Is the president right on being left on every issue on the table today? I very much doubt that I am wrong in my own schooling. I do not wish to believe that concepts and ideas that have shown to fail in most "red" countries will somehow succeed in our own. The only hope in President Barack H. Obama I can see is if everything I know is wrong. I am wishing this on a wing and a prayer, because if I'm right we will have hell to pay in short order.

Good Luck Mr. President. You'll need it.

Back to The Start

Well, here I am again. I've been around the block. I've done several different blogs in all forms and methods. Blogspot blogs, group blogs, guest blogs, (kinda)high profile blogs, left/right blogs, blog coalitions, etc., etc. and I've even quit a few times. So I'm going to try and come back again, on the original blog I started with years ago. We'll see how it goes from here.

Current angle:
I'm not a liberal or a conservative anymore, but tend to lean to the right. My dad's part of the RNC up in Washington State, so I'm biased to that angle of things. I'm willing to listen to just about anybody with a rational thought in their head. I've been in the trenches with some of the best/worst and prefer not to go back to it. If it's possible I'd love to see discussion rather than debate, help instead of hate. The world is not now and never has been a place where a simple "yes or no" was the best action. There's always shades of gray that should be sought out. I plan on looking at issues from a different perspective, not what everybody wants to shove down my throat.

I'll post when I have something I'd like to talk about. It may be daily or it may be weekly. I can't say how often it will be, but I can say I'll do my best to look at solving problems and not picking a side. Gathering data and observing the flow of things tends to give you a better perspective on a subject, so don't expect a "first run" item come off this site. I'd prefer to post nothing than post a knee-jerk reaction.

I'm not expecting too much on the way of readers. I'm not planning on pushing to become big or anything. I might visit a few people from time to time, but I probably won't make it too much of a habit. I don't plan on prostituting myself for a higher hit count. I will, however, visit those who visit me.

Politics and political strategy will probably prevail. Other things will come up that I think are cool, so I'll probably post on some of them as well. I probably won't talk about cutesy things, like puppies or relationships or children much, but I reserve the right to change my mind if I feel it's important.

And so it begins anew...