Joe the Plumber, Obama’s Socialistic Tax Plan, and Mike Huckabee

October 16, 2008

First, Joe the plumber. He’s become and overnight political celebrity and here is some video and commentary about the statement that brought him his five minutes of fame:

Also, note the discussion about Obama’s tax plan. The idea that 95% of American’s will get a tax cut sounds good until you consider how many American’s don’t pay taxes. You know those American’s that don’t pay taxes? Yes? You know whose money will be giving them those checks? Yours and mine. Obama wants to take my hard earned money and give it to other people as he sees fit. Sorry, but I think I’m a much better manager of my money than the government and I can support the needy by giving to my local church and to other charities. The government does not need to become a charity. My wife and I work hard for the money we have. We don’t live outside of our means and are nearly debt free (just a small amount on some of my student loans). Why should the government punish my wife and I and many other Americans for being responsible? The only thing that will come out of this is you will have more people not wanting to earn as much because of the higher taxes. Good job, government, tax our productivity even more and then give it to those who aren’t productive. That gives me great motivation to go out and work my tail off. Fair Tax anyone?

Mike Huckabee will have Joe the plumber on his show this Saturday. If you haven’t watched the show yet, be sure and check it out. It’s laid back gives Huckabee a good forum to talk about conservative issues.

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A Solution to America’s Health Insurance Woes

October 10, 2008

I confess that there is a part of me that is libertarian. I generally don’t like government interference and I think many parts of American society are over-regulated. Politics in America is all about telling people what they want to hear and then delivering on it marginally enough to continue to get elected. Politicians simply repeat this over and over and end up spending entire lifetimes in the Washington political system.

Health care is one of the areas where we are being told what we want to hear. I absolutely abhor Obama’s plan and I think McCain’s is a much more workable plan by offering tax breaks and opening up the market so that people can shop for insurance across state lines. I think that increasing competition will bring prices down dramatically.

Now, one of the things you hear in political stump speeches is how people can’t afford health care so the government should give it to them. Well, the fact is that many of those people just don’t want to cut some of the pork out of their lifestyle so that they can afford it. Watch this video and tell me if you think the tax payer should foot the insurance bill so that people who spend hundreds of dollars a month on beer and clothes can have health insurance?


Obama = Alpha and Omega? What next…

October 6, 2008

Some people are losing their minds with this election. First we have elementary kids singing songs for Obama that sound eerily similar to a song you might here a children’s choir sing in a church musical. Now we have a group of middle schoolers calling Obama the “alpha and omega” another Christian term used to refer to God that means “beginning and end.”

I’m sure the McCain campaign has to be sitting around a conference table scratching their heads and wondering how you compete with a man who some people seem intent on making into some sort of savior-pseudo Christ-like figure.

Here is the text of a Fox News article on the issue:

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FOXNews.com

Monday, October 06, 2008

A middle school teacher in Missouri was suspended  Monday for putting a video on YouTube of his students chanting lines from Barack Obama speeches and wearing military fatigues.

The video, called “Obama Youth — Junior Fraternity Regiment,” was posted by a YouTube user named “keepitwildtv” on Oct. 2. The school learned the video was on the Internet and took action against the teacher Monday morning.

Joyce McGautha, superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school for students in fifth through ninth grades in Kansas City, Mo., said that the video was probably taken last May during the Junior Fraternity’s morning meeting at the school.

She would not disclose the teacher’s name. “At this time because of the legal action that we’ll probably have to take against the teacher, I’m not going to give his name,” McGautha said.

Students at the school have 30-minute group sessions four times a week during which they are supposed to work on reading and writing. Once a week they are allowed to have “activities,” McGautha said. There are 12 groups at the public charter school.

The Junior Fraternity students studied Obama’s economic plan with the teacher, and the superintendent did not know whether the teacher or the students scripted the routine. The group should have also studied John McCain’s economic plan, the superintendent said.

In the video, eighth- and ninth-graders wearing military camouflage pants and navy t-shirts chant and perform a routine in the style of a step show, a dance popular among African-American fraternities at universities.

Click here to see photos of the group in action.

The students enter the room chanting “Alpha. Omega. Alpha. Omega.” Then, one at a time, they state things they were “inspired” to do by Barack Obama, including becoming an architect and a sheriff. At the end of the video, the students make statements about Obama’s healthcare plan. “Obama’s healthcare plan will be able to provide participants the ability to move from job to job without taking their healthcare coverage,” one says.

“People are upset that possibly taxpayer money is being used to support one particular candidate,” McGautha said, “and now I can understand that. And I didn’t condone them. I try very, very hard to remain within the limits of the law. I think this is unfortunate.”

She said she was aware of the video, and that many of the school’s activities are recorded, but that the teacher had been warned in a letter not to put it on the Internet. If he did, she said, he should seek legal counsel.

The teacher’s fate will be taken up by the charter school’s board, she said.

“Certain things don’t happen in public schools anyway, but there area lot of other ramifications when you take it public,” McGautha said.

“As far as [the teacher is] concerned, I think he gets what was supposed to come to him. But I don’t think the children should be the victims of his stupidity.”

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Now, for your viewing pleasure…here’s the video


Sarah Palin’s Debate Performance: “She Killed”

October 3, 2008

Overall, I am very pleased with Sarah Palin’s debate performance. Granted, it was obvious that she does not have the depth of knowledge of some issues as Joe Biden, but that is part of her appeal. She spoke directly to every day Americans last night and proved that she had the grasp of the issues and the ability to think, react, and maintain her cool that a VP needs.

Palin has been beat up in the media these last few weeks and I’m sure as I browse through the news stories today there will be criticism of her debate performance. Already this morning I have seen numerous liberal media outlets that claim a Biden win in the debate, but I believe if you asked anyone who has been following the elections since the RNC, they would say it was Palin’s to lose and she won. She renewed the confidence of Republican voters and reminded America why they liked her so much after her RNC speech.

For Sarah Palin and the VP debate last night she can hold her head high against her critics.


Obama Still Does not Support the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act”

September 24, 2008

I know that the issues that seem to be driving both the Obama and McCain campaigns right now are mostly economic related. The instability of the world markets, bail-outs that could potentially carry a price tag pushing a trillion dollars, and the question of what to do to prevent something like this from happening again.

With economic issues taking center stage many social issues seem to have been pushed to the back burner. In my opinion, the issue of abortion is one that should stay front and center. I think it is Obama’s stand on this issue that disturbs me the most about him. His failure to support a bill that would grant infants who survive abortions medical care and basic human rights is frightening and disturbing. His politically expedient answer at the Saddleback forum where he said issues of life are “above my paygrade.” Where do you draw the line, Sen. Obama? If a living, breathing infant is not worthy of basic human rights, where do we draw the line about when a person becomes worthy? Have we really become so hardened as to ignore the cries of a living baby all in the name of freedom of choice? What kind of freedom is that?

It is a very sad statement about our society that we have become so selfish that we would murder in the name of of convenience. That is why issues of life will always be on center stage for me when I choose a candidate, and that should also be the case for the rest of America.


Sarah Palin Interviewed on Hannity and Colmes

September 18, 2008

Here is the video from Gov. Palin’s interview with Sean Hannity. The final portion of that interview will air on the program this evening.


Gianna Jessen- “Born Alive” Ad

September 17, 2008

Here is the ad mentioned in the previous post. I watched the H&C interview on the internet this morning, and quite frankly, it stuns that anyone could talk to a woman like Ms. Jessen and not support a Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Where do we draw the line? When does a human get human rights? Some questions that her story should make everyone think about.