Thursday, October 28, 2004

Volunteer to be a poll worker. Spongebob needs help.

Will Spongebob Square Pants decide the election this year? The Democrats hope so. Voter fraud is being taken to a new level by the left in this election. Maybe they will make it an Olympic sport on 2008. With groups like Acorn and the George Soros backed ACT and MoveOn registering voters both animate and inanimate this could get very messy.

Yea, but what about those evil Republicans and their intimidation tactics?
May I see your ID?
I don't see your name on the official voter role?
Are you registered to vote in this precinct?
I show you as being an absentee voter, would like a provisional ballot?

Yes, all very intimidating questions. Here's a thought. Register before the deadline, use your real name, and then show up at the right polling place, show your government issued ID and vote, once. That's all there is to it. Millions of Americans have done it. It works.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Dan Rather's strike pre-empted. October surprise fizzle.

Dan Rather must be popping blood pressure meds like Pez. After the Texas Air National Guard story was proven to be false, he throws Mary Mapes under the bus to keep his job. Now CBS has George W Bush right where they want him, they are going to put out the 'October Surprise' story Sunday on 60 Minutes to finally kill the Bush re-election campaign. Woops.
One, no two problems with that strategy, first the NY Times won't sit on the story until Sunday and pre-emp CBS by running the story Monday. Second, the story is proving to be just as misleading. They must have forgotten about the embedded NBC journalist who was with troops when they first went into the Al Qa Qaa. The Kerryspot has posted emails from soldiers in the 101st Airborne. They confirm that the 380 tons of 'UN sealed' explosives were not there when the soldiers entered the depot.
" The Commander on the site had complete real time intelligence on what to expect and possibly find at the Al-QaQaa depot. The ordinance in question was not found when teams were sent in to inspect and secure the area. When this information was relayed, Operational plans were adjusted and the unit moved forward. Had the ordinance in question been discovered, a security team would have been left in place. " The Times and CBS may have blown it. Or an even worse thought, The Times put the story out now because they knew it was a looser, they are saving up the real October Surprise until November 1st.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Was I this bad when Clinton was in office?

Cruising through some random blogs last night I found a few that fascinate me. One guy can not write the word Republican, he uses Republuicscum. The war was thought up by Haliburton, Bush is Hitler. Nice.
There are a few others that made me laugh, and also made me wonder if I sounded this bad during the Clinton years. I don't think I was as hateful and vindictive as these folks seem to be. Sure I find a few right-wing bloggers who could use a sedative and some anger management classes, but nothing like the number of lefties out there.

During the Clinton administration, I was more upset by the main stream media than Bill Clinton. The bias that they showed toward the democrats was astonishing. If nothing else, the media bias drove people to talk radio and the internet in droves. I listened to Rush when he was right here at Sacramento's KFBK. I loved listening to Rush debate the Mayor of Davis once a week on the local television news, it was quite enjoyable. As Rush is fond of saying, liberals are the funniest when they are out of power. It is true, one look at the tenor of the left in this election will tell you how desperate they are. Their desperation drives them like an addict chasing down his dealer.

I still say that President Clinton was the best pure politician I have ever seen. However the nation does not need the best politician, it needs the best leader, and Bill Clinton for all his charm and warmth was not a good leader. He was a populist weathervane, what ever direction public opinion was blowing, that's where he was. A great strategy for being re-elected, a terrible strategy for leading a nation in a time of growing danger.

I confess that when Clinton won a second term, defeating Senator Bob Dole in the most inept campaign run in my lifetime, I did think this country would go down the tubes. It did not. The Clinton 90s were a great time for the market and for the tech sector, which in turn drove the market even higher. The problem was when the tech bubble burst, it left the market and the economy with a huge hangover. A hangover that was handed over to President Bush in 2001. I rode out the tech bubble with my company in Sacramento, we were 18 months or so behind the bay area in feeling the effects of the tech bust. As the tech companies were fighting to gain capital and marketshare, more that a few were cooking the books to show ever increasing profits. As long as the market kept rising and the stock prices rose, who wanted to investigate these cash cows? Who wanted to make waves? Certainly not the Clinton administration, not the Reno Justice department, not Rubins' or Summers' Treasury department. Nope, lets just slide on out of here and toss the keys to this mess to W and his crew.

It is my opinion that our system is broken, most Democrats and Republicans are addicted to the power and influence that is our political system. I fear without some type of change our electorate will become less involved, more apathetic and we will soon be at the mercy of just the ultra partisans. We may already be there. What will fix it? I don't know. Term limits? I am not sure. The problem is, as bad as our system is, it is still the best system in practice anywhere on the globe.

Encumbered by idoits, we pressed on........

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Thanks to Hugh Hewitt

I have read most of the great vox blogoli submittions on Hugh's site. There are many funny, brilliant, and a few disturbed individuals out there. I would like to thank Hugh, or more likely Duane, for posting my blog on the subject. As the bloggeshere takes off and forms the third branch of the media, bloggers will act as the conscience of the media. Print and broadcast media will continue to blur the line between opinion and real news. Bloggers will check the facts and find the stories that they hide in the back pages, with the facts and maybe that one sentence that should be the headline.

I recently posted a letter I wrote to my local paper on an opinion they published about the assault weapons ban. The local paper stole half the article and the headline from the Denver Post.
I told a friend about the 'facts' that the paper used and how I pointed out their inaccuracy. He told me something that I still think about. He said that you can see how wrong they are on this story because you know something about the subject, just think about all the other stories they write that you don't know as much about. They are probably just as inaccurate.

This is where the bloggers are such a great resource, out there in cyberspace there are experts in so many fields that when a MSM reporter exaggerate or just flat out lie about something, they will point it out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Why vote for Bush?

This is a very easy answer for me. It may be harder to see viewed through the prism of the mainstream media. Here are a few examples of the differences between these two men.

George W Bush is a real person. He is less concerned with what people think about him than what they think about the country. He really is comfortable with real Americans. He owns a Carhartt jacket and it is worn in and well used.

John Kerry is a caricature of himself. Depending on what battleground states he is in, he is many things to many people. He was raised on a farm, he is an avid hunter and would not think of taking your guns, and he is strong on national defense and always has been. I just wish people would smell what he is shoveling.
I wonder what his Massachusets constituents feel about the new and improved John Kerry. They must wonder, who this guy? Where is our Fifth Avenue, Kennedy Center, French-speaking elitist?

George W Bush is a proven leader. You may not like all his decisions, but he does not shrink away from making them. He will listen to all sides of an issue, them make the decision that he thinks is best for the country.

John Kerry has never held an executive position. He has never been CEO of a large company with a payroll to meet. He has never been Governor of a state where you have the final say in passing laws and making budgets. He has been a Senator. In his 20 years as Senator from Massachusetts where is his record of accomplishments? He is just one of 100 votes in the Senate, he can afford to be wrong, and he is wrong far to often. Being wrong post 9/11 can get us killed.

George W Bush does not give a rip about what the U.N. thinks we should do. This is a very good thing. The U.N. is one of the most corrupt organizations in the world. The U.N. is not about bringing peace to the world, it is not about spreading freedom across the globe, it is about money. Your money as a matter of fact. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the U.N., and has been every year since its creation in 1945. U.S. contributions to the U.N. system in 2003 were well over $3 billion. Think of the U.N. as a huge bureaucracy with great pay, great benefits, and no accountability. You get to make 10 or 100 times the salary you would earn in the real world. If you know who to talk to, you can get millions in kickbacks from Saddam through the oil for food program. I think sometime after the election the mainstream media will finally acknowledge the Oil for Food story. The whole story about the French, Russians and Germans along with U.N. officials receiving millions in bribes to undermine the sanctions that John Kerry holds in such high esteem will come out. Kerry’s position that the sanctions would hold Saddam in check will be discredited.
John Kerry wants the U.N. to grade our ‘Global Test’ before we take military action.

George W Bush thinks that you can send your money better than the government. This year’s Nobel Prize winner in Economics thinks that the Bush tax cuts did not go far enough, he thinks they should have been larger. I agree, the way to grow the economy is to let people have more of the money they earn. We know the best way to spend it, we will buy houses, cars, computers, go on vacations. Actions that create demand for jobs.
John Kerry thinks he is much smarter than you, if he can take the majority of the money you earn, he will give to the people that really need it, government employees. He will grow the Government, not the private sector. That’s great if you want to be a drone in the big hive of a bureaucracy. Not so great if you own a small business, or work for one.

I could go on and on, but I hope you get the big picture, John Kerry will say or do anything to be elected. George W Bush is a proven leader.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Please be patient, my Son would like to speak.

Hi, Steven here. I think its not fair that any student from kindergarten to College should have to go to School 5 or more days a week. I think any Student should only have to go to School 1 or 2 days of School maximum. Personally I think that only 5 Classes in School are useful, Bible Class to boost your knowledge about God, Writing because if I didn't know how to write I couldn't give you this important message today, Math because almost whatever you do you have to think about it, History because everyone needs to know about the word's and Americas past, issues and celebrations. And also P.E. because it is very important to stay in shape.

If you aren't completely bored yet, I'd like to comment on one more issue. Prices of anything and everything. I recently went to a music store with my dad. I'm a big fan of music but CD's are just too expensive, I now realize why people Download songs from the Internet, it's pretty obvious that nobody wants to shell out $20 or $30 bucks for a C.D. No one has figured out yet that if you make stuff cheaper people will buy it. Well that's it for me thanks for reading.

I am posting this under protest, while I do acknowledge my son's right to free speech, it is after all my blog.

Help save Happy!

As a small rancher here in Yolo County, I can see both sides of this issue. The issue in question is whether a donkey braying in the night is worth $100 per bray? Happy is a 7 year old donkey that lives in Placer County with his owner Lisa Carpenter.

When you live in a rural community there are things that must be willing to accept. Livestock noise is one of them. When my neighbor weans his calves, they ball all night long. When my other neighbor sells his hay, the trucker comes at 3:45 am every week and loads the hay so he can get to Petaluma by 6:00 and beat the traffic. Does this wake me up? Yes. Do I like it? No.
This is the trade off I am willing to make not to hear bass thumping music coming from across the street every Friday and Saturday night.
I hope Lisa and Happy prevail in court, and I hope her neighbor gets some sleep.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Bush eats Kerry's lunch in third debate.

Bob Schieffer, a graduate of the Dan Rather school of un-biased journalism, did his best tonight to get John kerry over the hump, but to no avail. Any clear thinking pundit must score tonight's debate as a win for bush, with style points going to Kerry for not looking like this. The President laid out his vision of the future, rejecting the carnival barker hype of John Kerry.

"Step inside the tent! Give me your credit card before you go and I will amaze you with free healthcare for every human in the country, a free college education, more social security than you can ever spend! John Edwards and I will even cure all you people in wheelchairs, we guarantee it. Don't worry, we will only charge the top 1% . Oh and by the way Dick Cheney has a gay daughter."

Just wait until the Visa bill comes. You think your bank has hidden fees? When you put the most liberal Senator and a trial lawyer in charge of the tax code, hold on to your wallets.

The Presidents comments on faith were fantastic, he laid out his faith without sounding like a religious fanatic, as the MSM often portrays him.

Bottom line, big win for George W. Bush.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Democrats and voter fraud, just like peas and carrots.

Drudge reports a Denver TV station finds democratic voter fraud running rampant. ACORN, a left-wing group if there ever was one, states they were victims of the fraud as well.

A quote from the article; Some of the registration drive workers earn $2 per application or about $10 an hour. One woman admitted to forging three people's names on about 40 voter registration applications. Kym Cason says she was helping her boyfriend earn more money from a get-out-the-vote organization called ACORN or Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. ACORN works with low or moderate-income families on housing issues. Cason said her extra registrations earned her boyfriend $50

Gerald Obi says workers pressured him to keep registering to vote so they too could earn extra cash. When asked how many times he had registered this year, Obi said, "about 35 times."

In Cleveland Acorn strikes again.

I once heard that if Hillary Clinton ever runs for President, some of the democratically held areas will have a 112% voter turnout. I believe it. Is this what John Kerry talks about when he says that he will make sure that minority voters will not be turned away from the polls by Republicans this year.

I could take up three pages of news articles on democratic voter fraud, here is a link of Kerry's troops getting out the vote.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Time for change, loose change that is.

If you are new my post you may not know that I have just started my new business. My current cash flow seems to be trending to an outward flow, and money is tight. The Presidential race seems to be tightening also. I am sending a check to George W Bush today, in addition I have another idea. I have large coin jar that I empty my pockets into every night, there has to be $100 or more in there. I usually take it to the coinstar location at my local supermarket and turn it into cash, for 5% of the gross.

I recommend everyone that hasn't maxed out their Presidential limit to get out those coin jars, or cans, or cigar boxes or whatever you have that loose change in. I don't want to hear about 'that's my beer money' or some other lame excuse, take those coins in and get that money to George W Bush. Together we can make the difference. These next three weeks is where we can put Kerry away!

Thursday, October 07, 2004

French Oil Company bribes, Russia, and Iraq.

It seems like some of the "Oil For Food" boys had better start checking their six. The police are right behind you. In an article from the Australian Financial Review, the French oil giant Total is under investigation from French police. Moscow News also reports that Total made millions of dollars worth of bribes to Russian and Iraqi officials. Could this be the beginning of a major effort to prosecute the UN's O.F.F. program? One can only hope.

Great post as usual from the Kerry spot. Maybe we did kill OBL in Torra Borra, has anyone seen him on video tape in two years?

Monday, October 04, 2004

Kerry call for the United Federation of Planets to pass his test.

John, it's not how you say it, it's what you say. Defending his "Global Test" remark, Kerry has upped the ante on the President by now asserting a inter galactic test.
"But I can do a better job of protecting America's security because the test that I was talking about was a test of legitimacy, not just in the globe, but elsewhere."

Call Jean-Luc Picard, and Jacques Chirac, and get Kofi to order up some espresso, we have to cram for our test!

I can't wait for tomorrow.........

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Kerry's "Plan" is a house of cards. Watch as they fall.

Let me get this straight, Kerry's wants to get the UN fully involved in Iraq. How can Kerry get them to jump into the Suni triangle, because of the respect and good will he has for this outstanding organization.
Based on their past performance, if the UN were to get its hands on any power over Iraq what would they do? They could bribe the terrorists under a new "Oil for democracy" program. I wonder how much it would take to get Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his boys to go back to their houses and make nice? 1 million dollars apiece? 5, 10 million?

Maybe Kerry can get France and Russia to send troops to Iraq if he convinces the UN to fire up the Oil for food program again. With the millions in kickbacks and bribes paid to Saddam and his buddies in the UN, they know the program would mean hundreds of millions more.

Kerry's other point he "won" the debate with, we should sell Iran nuclear fuel rods. Is this man insane? Does anyone else smell Madeline Albright here, or is it just me? The Clinton administration did such a wonderful job with North Korea and it's nuclear program, everything was just fine until we found out that the communists were cheating! Now they have several working nukes, way to go Madeline.
Wait just a minute, it's Iran on line one, they say to shove it.

As the wheels come flying off Kerry's plan one by one, it makes me think that people must see through this guy right? Lord I hope so.

Time for a change in District 5?

I was checking in on the current race for 5th District Supervisor for Yolo County when I started looking into the incumbent, Lynnel Pollock. I have known her son Brad for years and think he is a great guy. I have issues with Lynnel's position on a few things.

Ms. Pollock serves as Yolo chair for the Bill of Rights defense Committee. A liberal group that is bent on gutting the Patriot Act, the very means to defend this nation against terrorism. Check out their links page, if these groups represent the values of the 5th district, then I am moving. I have not seen Attorney General Ashcroft digging through my garbage or tapping my phonecalls. Maybe I am just not looking hard enough. She signed the Yolo County Resolution for this group and that disturbs me.

In an interview in 1998 she said of the new casino expansion "It's exciting that they will add a nice restaurant in the area. I'm sure a lot of local people will go there," said Lynnel Pollock, the Yolo County supervisor whose district includes Rumsey. She also sits on a council that negotiates issues with the tribe.
"The biggest issue out there is traffic. It's a narrow, winding road, and there is a lot of traffic on it, but the tribe has been very good at continuously making access to the casino smoother and safer," Pollock said.

Traffic a problem, no kidding. I am glad that the Casino is making nice turn lanes in front of the casino, the problem is the 13 miles of narrow winding roads that lead to the casino. The compromise deal to expand the casino and to allow serving alcohol was not in my families best interest. When asked about the deal, Ms Pollock had this to say. `We have done the best we could, said Supervisor Lynnel Pollock, who teamed with Supervisor Mike McGowan in the negotiations. `Now, it's up to our constituents to examine the agreement and see if we've addressed the issues that are of concern to them. I know that it is not an easy negotiation to make, the casino can do just about anything they want on their land. Getting funding to expand roads is a good start, but they have built the new casino now, the traffic is worse, they are serving alcohol, and where are our widened roads? If it takes the tribe one year to build a giant new hotel and casino, why can't we have a major road construction project going at the same time?

Certainly Rd 23 has not been touched. This road is becoming a popular shortcut around Esparto for casino patrons and locals alike. I have had three people run their cars into my irrigation ditch in the past year, this is the ditch that sits about 90 feet from the road. One guy sheepishly told me that he was going about 80 or 90 when he lost control and flipped his car into the ditch. Two were from the bay area going home after a long night of gambling.

If Lynnel wins it will not be the end of the world, things will go on as usual, the problem is they are usually getting worse.