First, allow me to give this year’s “Most Embarrassing Human” Award to the following person:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtJyrBDj39M

 If this doesn’t scare the living daylights out of you or at least make you shake your head in relative embarrassment and shame then there’s a good chance you’re consistently dipping your cup into the punch bowl!  I’m not saying that Obama won the election because he literally promised communism to the sweltering middle-class, but I am making a point that maybe he won a few states because there was a healthy population of people who literally suffer from “Obamafication” (i.e., those who literally believe that Obama will touch them and heal them from all of their woes…and duties…and responsibilities).  I know that it’s impossible to assume that this tragedy of a woman (Peggy) is alone in her idea of Barry Obama (let’s face it…Barry sounds much better than Barack).  It’s nearly obvious to assume through sheer statistical probability that there are others out there who feel the way our dear, sweet Peggy feels.  The only question is: how many?

Now that we’ve got the “Most Embarrassing Human” Award out of the way, allow me to be the first conservative (pure blood) to congratulate Mr. Obama.  All things considered, he ran a nearly flawless campaign with a lot of help from the media.  How on earth he was able to avoid being labeled a “flip flopper” is beyond me.  In fact, I’m sure John Kerry and Mitt Romney are wondering the same thing, but neither of them had the groundswell of media support (world wide) that Mr. Obama does.

I want to go on record as saying that I sincerely hope Obama does good things for our country.  I am an avid supporter of the office of the presidency regardless of who is in office.  Unlike nearly 100% of my liberal cohorts, I will not be dishing out juvenile names (such as retard, stupid, idiot, etc…) to describe my frustrations for Obama’s policies.  I will applaud when he’s right and criticize when he’s wrong.  I just hope, for our country’s sake, that he’s right on the important things.  FDR’s “New Deal” gave mild reprieve during it’s inception, but has left a wake of disaster ever since.  Much of what Obama is advocating echoes the ideas of FDR including a complete overhaul of several current private issues and turning them into public/social issues.

I felt very strongly that America screwed up by nominating John McCain and now that the election is over I think it’s safe to say that I was right, you were wrong.  McCain ran a terrible campaign that was highlighted by his decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate.  The ONLY immediate good thing about an Obama victory is that it opens the door to a Romney candidacy in 2012.  Now that America has spoken regarding race as dividing issue, hopefully we’ll be able to conquer bigotry.  Hopefully, America will realize their mistakes of following their emotions and giving into bigotry as espoused by people like Mike Huckabee.  Hopefully, America will recognize a solid leader in 2012 and vote for Mitt Romney (or anyone else who possesses such leadership skills). 

Hey, a guy can hope, right?

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John McCain certainly shook things up today with his surprising choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 election.  While most people were expecting a strong and sensible choice (such as Mitt Romney), John McCain proved once again that he just doesn’t care what the rest of America (and more importantly, the rest of his party) thinks or wants.  His decision shows us exactly what this man does best, which is play the political game.

During the primaries, John McCain proved to all of us how far he is willing to go in order to win his party’s nomination.  By insulting Mitt Romney with a plethora of unprofessional and immoral tactics and teaming up with Mike Huckabee during individual state primaries (in order to beat Mitt Romney), McCain proved that he is willing to do and say just about anything in order to win in politics.  He rivals the Machiavellian style of Bill and Hillary Clinton, but without all of the baggage and scandals.  Now, after he has all but secured the nomination for the republican party, John McCain choose to win the election rather than put America first.  He had every opportunity to grab Mitt Romney as his running mate and to use his economic and leadership genius to keep America strong, successful, and full of hope for the future.  Instead, he decided to use a gimmick and select a “woman” running mate in order to appease the disgruntled Hillary supporters who claim to feel left out by Obama’s decision not to vet Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

Yes, there is no mistake with this one…this is a total and absolute gimmick designed to give patronage to “Reagan democrats” rather than extend an olive branch to his party’s core constituency.  A gimmick that rivals nothing else ever attempted in political history due to the recent developments between Obama and Clinton.  A gimmick designed to trick feminists, moderate democrats, and Hillary supporters into crossing party lines and voting for him in November rather than cast a vote for Obama.  This is something that isn’t terribly surprising considering the source.  McCain has labeled himself via a smooth marketing campaign as the “Maverick” who drives the “Straight Talk Express”.  If anyone in the history of politics has outperformed McCain in self-marketing and tricky political maneuverings then that person is yet to be identified.  It could be argued that the Clintons have created and written the book on modern-day political Machiavellianism, but John McCain has perfected it by relying on his background as a P.O.W. during the Vietnam War.  Who would dare criticize McCain’s intentions as anything other than pure and sensible?  Who besides his democratic opponents, of course?!

Romney is the absolute most accomplished and tenured candidate to run for president since the days of Eisenhower (who was running as president due to his popularity as a tremendously successful military commander).  Everything Mitt Romney has touched has turned into gold, yet Americans (and more specifically, Mike Huckabee and his army of religious bigots) chose to hang their hats on the media-created fear of Mormonism as their reasoning not to vote for him.  While the state of Massachussetts was able to look past it and enjoy four years of the most successful state politics in history (for MA), the rest of America was too easily swayed by Huckabee’s crowd of home-schooled religious bigots as they smeared Romney and made him appear as something or someone to question and fear rather than to support and endorse.  There has never been a scandal in the life of Mitt Romney nor will there ever be.  Failure has never been a part of Romney’s resume, which is something that is quite impressive considering the venues he has thrown himself into (see: Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City as a perfect example of throwing himself into a complete mess and turning the situation into a raving unparalleled success).  I defy anyone to name another person more qualified, complete, talented, or perfect to run for president than Mitt Romney!

So, with the “Golden Boy” sitting in the bleachers just waiting for McCain to grab, he is once again ignored via a vast effort of political expediency by John McCain.  A political party that has never enshrouded itself into identity politics, class warfare, gender politics, or racial politics, seems to be heading down that road.  There’s not much good that can come from this and the only proof needed is to look at the modern-day democratic party.  They have carved out an identity of their entire party that is enveloped by individualism, class, religion, race, and pseudo-collectivism.  They have endorsed the handbook of Karl Marx (The Communist Manifesto) as their guide and the results have been catastrophic.  With congress enjoying approval ratings in the single digits (yes, that’s right…SINGLE DIGITS…) do we really need any more proof that the leaders of the democratic party are all in it for themselves?  Case in point: the thirteen wealthiest congressmen (or congresswomen) are ALL democrats!  That’s right…not one single republican pushes through the top thirteen in accumulative wealth!  This seems odd especially when one considers the mantra of the Left: we are our brother’s keeper.  The perfect example of their selfish political meanderings is the recent decision to go on vacation without creating a new energy policy.  It seems that Nancy Pelosi was more concerned with selling 5,000 copies of her book than she was with helping the country resolve their failed energy policies of the past.  By the way, when someone sells 5,000 copies of their book it is NOT something to brag about.  In fact, it would be very safe to say that such a showing indicates a complete failure.  I couldn’t be happier about her failures as a woman, a writer, or as the Speaker of the House.  Everyone on the Right warned the country of what would happen if Pelosi were given the keys to the Capital Building…and no one listened.  Since the democrats took over in 2006 (campaigning on a platform of “change” just like Obama is), the economy has been crushed, inflation has increased at record levels, the US currency has been slapped around like a little orphan girl, and unemployment has inched above the 5% threshold for the first time in years!  Yes, that is definitely “change”.  It’s a change from good to bad…so it looks like no one can claim that the democrats weren’t being honest when they ran on a platform (marketing campaign) of “change”! (more…)

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for
all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes,
it would go something like this: 

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that’s what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the
arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you are
all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your
daily beer by $20.”  Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes
so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free.
But what about the other six men – the paying customers? How could they
divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that
from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end
up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would
be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he
proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so…

– The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
– The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
– The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
– The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
– The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
– The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four
continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men
began to compare their savings.

“I only got a dollar out of the $20,” declared the sixth man. He
pointed to the tenth man,” but he got $10!”

“Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a
dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!”

“That’s true!!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10
back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t
get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!”

So…the nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine
sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the
bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money
between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is
how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the
most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for
being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

THIS IS WHY WE ABSOLUTELY NEED AN IMPARTIAL TAX CODE!

WE NEED THE “FAIR TAX” THAT CONGRESS IS SITTING ON RIGHT NOW!

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For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who
do not understand, no explanation is possible.


Before I get to selection of names that John McCain goes by these days, allow me to make a simple observation.  

       

A few years ago, the left-wing “blogosphere” surged onto the seen fueled by their hatred towards George W. Bush.  Out of the midst of this seething hatred for republicans and George W. Bush a new class of left-wing influences hit the seen.  One of these new entities rose to the top above all the rest much like how scum accumulates at the top of a pond.  The entity I’m referring to is no stranger to conservatives because of their outlandish and seething hatred for all things conservative: Daily Kos.   No other left-wing entity has been more inflammatory, embarrassing, and downright disgusting in nature than the Daily Kos has.  It should be noted that EVEN THE “DAILY KOS” PEOPLE ARE WELL AWARE OF THE CHARACTER OF JOHN McCAIN AND HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THE FACT THAT HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE SUM OF THE NUMEROUS LIES THAT HE TELLS.  If you don’t believe me then feel free (buyer beware) to check it out yourself: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/1/25/162026/147.  This should be very, very disturbing for republican conservatives when even a left-wing fanatical factory of filth and garbage is able to see exactly who John McCain really is!

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Now…on to the many names of John McCain:

There are sooooooo many to choose from, but the list will begin with the ones that have been heard most recently amongst discussion with conservative republicans as well as with what has been read in conservative writings.  Here goes…in no particular order:

John McKennedy

John McDemoncrat

John McLiberal

John McFlip-Flop

John McLiar or John McPinocchio or John McMachiavelli

John McCain’t

…or my favorite (in conjunction with any of the others listed above)…

John McDouchebag!

Whichever name you end up voting for, make sure you dial a “1” before the phone number and type in the text of your choice followed by an asterisk.  Obviously, the annoying television show “American Idol” and the nomination process for the American President is starting to have more in common the further we get into the whole mess.  At the helm of this embarrassment is none other than John McCain.  In the past, he has been found driving the “Straight Talk Express” across the country in an effort to win the GOP nomination on the shirt-tails of his POW experience in North Korea.  Somewhere along the line, he jumped ship from the “Straight Talk Express” (or he simply broke down on some highway in New Hampshire or Floriduh) and instead has been directing the movement of the enormous political aircraft carrier properly named, “The U.S.S. Pinocchio”.  McCain has shown every American with a heartbeat exactly what he is all about and exactly what he is truly made of by his most recent actions.  By insinuating lies supported by more lies about his arch rival, Governor Mitt Romney, he has shown his true colors as a modern-day Machiavellian.  Up until recently, Americans thought that it was only the Clintons who embraced this type of spineless, unethical, and immoral type of politicking.  Boy, were we wrong!  It would appear, my friends, that the self-proclaimed “foot soldier in the Reagan revolution” is laughing at us as he gathers up electorates on his way to the White House. 

       

People in the media would often make fun of Rudy Giuliani for nearly always (and automatically) reverting back to his experience and leadership as NYC Mayor during the September 11th disaster.  They would say that he had nothing else to run on other than this experience and that he was monopolizing and manipulating the events for his own political gain.  Curiously, however, no one has dared challenge the old wooden man (McCain) of doing the exact same thing as his pal, Rudy.  While you will never hear me claim that McCain (a.k.a., McKennedy, McLiar, McBastard, etc…) shouldn’t be recognized or embraced for his service in the United States military, you will hear me question whether or not his experiences in North Korea warrant a bid for the presidency!  Yes, it is true that McCain was a POW in North Korea for more than five years.  Yes, it is true that his experiences are unquestionably respectable.  No, it does NOT mean we should overlook the amazingly large amount of flaws that he has purposely accumulated while he attempts to hold the republican party hostage on his way to assuming the role of Commander in Chief!  At some point, we absolutely have to draw the line…and for good reason.

I want to make it clear that it is not my claim or argument that John McKennedy would make a terrible president because I don’t know what kind of president he would be.  No one knows!  I have an idea of what kind of president he would be and I feel that the idea I have is well-grounded, objective, and fair.  What I am comfortable claiming is that he would make a TERRIBLE republican president and he should not even be allowed to carry the moniker (R) next to his name.  The reasons for this assertion are clear to anyone who calls themself a republican or conservative.

       

He has single handedly stymied the constitution and the free-speech that it protects by ushering in one of the most embarrassing works of legislation in our nation’s history.  The properly named “McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill” put an end to “soft money” political contributions and imposed limits to how much individuals are allowed (by federal law) to donate.  No longer are Americans able to support whom they want to support by the means they feel comfortable with.  Instead, McCain embraced a bill that inserted some of the largest amounts of federalism any single legislative act has seen!  Most political scholars would argue that the “McCain/Feingold” bill has more to do with protecting incumbents and solidifying their “good old boy” system of doing things in Washington because it is now much more difficult for an incumbent to be defeated than ever before.  It’s easy to see why 100% of liberal democrats supported this bill.  Is this even close to resembling what Ronald Reagan would have done?  I don’t think so.  Who is it that repetitively (and annoyingly) claims to have been a “foot soldier in the Reagan revolution”?  I thought so.

He also embraces the idea of capitalizing on a nearly untapped voting block (illegal immigrants and their direct friends/family members) by introducing another tragedy in the legislative branch of our government.  The duly named, “McCain/Kennedy Immigration Bill” allows for ALL illegal immigrants to simply stay where they are as long as they work with the federal government and set up some sort of a payment plan to pay a $3,000 fine.  I’m sure the interest rates they would extend to these law-breaking immigrants while setting up payment plans would be better than what you or I could get to finance a new home!  While Reagan actually did embrace amnesty at one time of his administration, it was loudly criticized by none other than Ronald Wilson Reagan immediately after it was sent through.  It would later be described as one of his biggest personal regrets as president.  Would Reagan endorse another wave of amnesty today especially when national security is at the highest level of concern?  I don’t think so.  Who is it that repetitively (and annoyingly) claims to have been a “foot soldier in the Reagan revolution”?  I thought so.  Maybe John McCain wasn’t taking notes during that particular Reaganomics 101 class!

McCain has admitted that economics is not one of his strong suits, which may be a reason why he voted against the Bush tax cuts…not once…but TWICE!  Personally, I think that would be a cop-out because he clearly admitted that the tax cuts benefited the rich way too much.  This is a very scary school of thought for conservatives because it ushers in the talking-points and political ideals of liberal democrats.  The far left have made it clear that one of their primary voting blocks are the people who are easily offended by economic differences between Americans.  They have not hidden the fact that they (democrats) love to use class warfare as a major political platform as an effort to motivate the economically deprived towards voting for them.  A large, vibrant red flag should go up inside the heads of any clear-minded American whenever you hear a politician use the phrase “…benefits the rich too much” because what they’re really saying is that they’re trying to solidify more entitlement programs that would make the lower class even MORE dependent upon the federal and state government.  Let me be absolutely clear…this train of thought is nowhere close to basic core beliefs of true conservatives and republicans.  In fact, this train of thought couldn’t be more opposite!  Yet, here we have a person running for president on the republican ticket who espouses class warfare by his actions, while speaking a completely different tactic with his mouth.  There is no one on earth who would dare say Ronald Reagan would ever endorse higher taxes.  Would Ronald Reagan have voted against the Bush tax cuts (which CLEARLY gave much more of a percentage back to lower income wage earners than higher wage earners) had he been given the chance?  I don’t think so.  Who is it that repetitively (and annoyingly) claims to have been a “foot-soldier in the Reagan revolution”?  I thought so.

       

While there are still several other examples of John McKennedy falling off of the republican bandwagon, I don’t see the point in writing them in this particular blog.  I consider it the responsibility of every American voter to find information on any candidate their deciding to vote for (or against).  Too many men have died in our country fighting for the right to cast a vote in a free political system and whenever anyone takes this right too lightly it is unfortunately the same as spitting in the face of these men.  In the end, you should still vote your conscience and heart, while trying to find the person who most closely resembles your own values and beliefs.  Religion should not be an issue in the matter (which is why I can’t take Huckabee seriously) unless the person running for office has a background of fanatical religious behavior or intolerance.  I will admit, however, that I would have to really know a lot about a person if he/she were running for federal office as a Muslim.  I don’t consider that any form of bigotry because I’m simply acknowledging the fact that we are directly at war with radical Islam.  That’s the only reason, by the way.

As for McDouchebag’s actions, it is clear that he is willing to do or say anything in order to gain power.  He has blatantly spread obvious lies about his main opposition in the republican party, Governor Mitt Romney.  Even the New York Times has written that McCain’s claim about Romney supporting a secret time table for retreat from Iraq can not be supported by the facts.  Yep, that’s right…THE NEW YORK TIMES even recognizes a lie even if it comes from the person they are supporting for president (by the way, it should be a huge alarm sound when the New York Times supports a republican nominee for president)!  McCain’s actions clearly show the American people that he’s willing to do anything to become president.  Eventually, and he’s coming every so close right now, we will be unable to tell the difference between John McCain and Bill/Hillary Clinton. 

It’s downright despicable what McKennedy did just prior to the Florida primaries and because of those actions I can not in good faith vote for him if he does end up winning the republican nomination.  I have promised myself that there is no chance I will ever vote for John McCain because I’m offended that he would assume I’m as stupid as he is when it comes to party politics.

In fact, John McCain actually is a fairly ignorant man.  It is rarely reported that he graduated SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM of his class while at the Naval Academy.  Does this sound like the credentials of a man seeking to become the most powerful person in the world?  Ann Coulter recently said, “John McCain is so stupid that he doesn’t even realize he’s been caught lying”.  While I do not agree with everything Miss Coulter has to say about politics, I will admit that I think she’s really hit a good point with these comments.  McCain is not the sharpest tool in the shed and I think that a McCain presidency would make “W” look like a Rhodes Scholar in comparison!

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BELOW ARE A FEW (just a few) OF THE LIES, FLIP-FLOPS, AND INDISCRETIONS OF JOHN McCAIN:

  • John Fund, from the Wall Street Journal, reported that McCain would NEVER appoint a judge like Samuel Alito because he “wears his conservatism on his sleeve”.  Recently, at the GOP debates in Simi Valley, CA, John McCain said that he has always supported Alito and embraces the mold that he fits on the bench.  Hmmmmm…
  • McCain went from saying he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade to saying the exact opposite.  Hmmmm…
  • McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as “an agent of intolerance” in 2002, but has since decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans “deserved” the 9/11 attacks. (Indeed, McCain has now hired Falwell’s debate coach.)  Hmmmmm…..
  • McCain used to oppose Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.  Hmmmmm…..
  • In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending “dirty money” to help finance Bush’s presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.  Hmmmmmm….
  • In 2000, McCain accused George W. Bush of being too negative towards him and “attacking” his record.  He said that the campaign George W. Bush ran could never be endorsed or simulated by himself because he could “never sink that low”.  In 2007, John McCain hired the exact same campaign directors/managers as George W. Bush had during the 2000 primaries.  Hmmmmm…..
  • He now not only approves of, but completely endorses a federally mandated “carbon tax” that would add to the cost of gas prices and only be enforced in America.  He agrees that humans are the sole reason for possible climate change (eventhough the jury is definitely still out on this issue), which is a direct opposite view than he had just one year ago.  Hmmmm…..

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My dear friends, there are dozens of other examples that clearly illustrate the cunning and dishonest nature of John McDouchebag.  He has clearly gone after Mitt Romney for being a “flip flopper” when it is absolutely evident that he is one of the biggest violators of political maneuvering who claims a position depending on which way the wind is blowing.  I hate to be so blunt with assertions like this, but there’s no other way to say it: John McCain, unfortunately, is a bold-face liar who can not be trusted to tell the truth.  He should not be running for president under the republican ticket and if he were running as a democrat or independent then I really wouldn’t have much of a beef with him because he’d be well within his right to say or do exactly what he is currently saying and doing.  It must not go unnoticed that John McCain is attempting to hold the republican party hostage and the body count is piling up in his wake of Machiavellian tactics that only Bill and Hillary Clinton can appreciate.

       

Buyer beware!

Had I known that the major prerequisite for Iowans considering whom to vote for (president of the United States) was to simply be a pastor, preacher, or evengelical freakazoid then I would have become ordained through an on-line surrogate and ran for office myself!  The mere fact that Governor Huckabee is using the predisposed bigotry of evengelical Christians is shameful enough for me to consider voting for myself as a write-in candidate or for the Independent or Libertarian candidate if he is eventually chosen as the GOP nominee! 

“I’d like to ask that same person who voted for Huckabee if they would have still voted for him if he were a Mormon.  I’m guessing that the answer to that question would incredibly easy to figure out…thus proving my assumption of religious manipulation and bigotry.”  – Nostromos, 2008

Did any of the Iowan pinheads consider Huckabee’s past record as a moderate conservative…at best?  Did any of them even care to realize how lenient he has been on giving away tax dollars to illegal immigrants?  I’m not proposing myself as an expert in all political matters, but it seems to me that by giving tuition assistance to illegal immigrants while making blue collar Americans pay for theirs is not only ridiculous, but downright offensive in the highest degree!  I’m also not too sure about how responsible it is to give illegal immigrants access to driving licenses especially since the advent of globalized terrorism aimed squarely at our front door!

Another thing that has rarely been discussed and is doubtful that the masses of home-schooled evengelical bigots even considered before casting their vote for the Huckster is the enormous black-eye Mike Huckabee cast upon himself as a man and his administration as a leader is the disgusting reality that he pardoned hundreds of convicts during his time as Governor of the state of Arkansas.  One of the people he personally sought after to pardon (by personally administering massive amounts of pressure to the parole board) was a convicted rapist and murderer.  After he pardoned him, the sick S.O.B. headed west to Kansas City and murdered a newly wed couple.  Two people who had just took the plunge to begin their lives together anew were snuffed out of existence simply because of the wreckless act of Gov. Huckabee.  This is inexcuseable for any leader we trust to protect us.  It is more than inexcuseable.  It is disgusting and highly aggrivating…but I guess the “Christian” voters of the great state of Iowa didn’t care about that.  How many convicts did Romney pardon after his governorship?  The answer: NONE!  Now, that speaks volumes about the type of man Romney is especially when compared to the type of man Huckabee is. (more…)

I’ve been a Notre Dame football fan my entire life.  In fact, the Irish are the first team I can ever remember cheering for and it’s due in large part to my grandfather.  My grandfather is my namesake, one of my childhood idols, a former Captain of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a die-hard Notre Dame fan, and yes…he’s Irish, too.  I’ve been told that the only reason he was a Fightin’ Irish fan was because of the school mascot being “The Fightin’ Irish”.  Of course, it didn’t hurt that he was also raised in the Catholic Church, but he was never an active participant in the faith.  For the most part, he was simply being loyal to his generational roots, which can be traced back directly to Ireland; and in his mind it was only logical that he be a loyal and stalwart Fightin’ Irish fan.

         

As I grew from a child to an adolescent; and from an adolescent to a young man, he would literally bribe me with the most grandious objects if I would only attend the University of Notre Dame.  For instance, there was a standing offer from my grandfather to pay my tuition if I ever accepted an opportunity to attend the university.  The only problem I had with this was that I was an average high school student with average S.A.T. scores, average athletic talent (or at least not the exceptional talent needed to play for the Irish), and nothing extraordinary in regards to my race, creed, or color of skin (which, in today’s politically correct establishment would have certainly helped).  It still didn’t stop me from secretly applying to the school as I neared high school graduation.  I kept it secret simply because I knew the chances for me actually attending Notre Dame were lower than the odds of Bill Clinton remaining loyal to his wife!  I didn’t want a lot of attention drawn to the event of me certainly being rejected, which (of course) happened.

The other main bribe that my grandfather used to motivate me was his beautiful red Corvette, which he promised to give to me upon graduation from Notre Dame.  For a young man, the motivation of a Corvette was much more appealing than the offer of tuition expenses being taken care of!  Well, the bribes were more of a constant source of conversation once I progressed a little more into my high school career, but it wasn’t a conversation topic that I intentionally avoided.  I loved to day-dream about the prospects!  Who wouldn’t?  So, instead of planning for a degree from the University of Notre Dame, I became just as stalwart and loyal in my support (and love) of Notre Dame football.  The program became my life; my daily bread; my obsession!  I loved everything that had even a modicum of similarity with the Fightin’ Irish, but what I loved the most was the discipline, character, and nature of Notre Dame football.  It became something that I not only expected, but appreciated with the utmost level of respect.  A Notre Dame football player was smart, athletic, tough, hard-nosed, and often times magical!  You never saw the program under scrutiny of scandal and you always saw the head coach recieving respect from the players.  Lou Holz (who would later go by the title “coach” or “the coach” instead of by his name) was a man I absolutely fell in love with and enjoyed watching more than any other coach on the planet (including the immortal, Bob Knight).  The players he recruited were emblazoned in my mind as they captured my heart and soul each and every late-summer and fall.  It’s hard to enjoy other football programs when you’re used to watching players like Chris Zorich, Reggie Brooks, Rick Mirer, Tim Brown, Ron Powlus, Ricky Watters, Lake Dawson, and Rahib Ismail (who is still the most unbelievable college football player I have ever seen and the fact that he never won the Heisman Trophey is not only a travesty, but a complete and utter shame for the NCAA).

         

I was spoiled with National Championship teams as well as stolen National Championships, which is STILL a major source of contention for me.  Lou Holz won only one National Championship, but it is absolutely clear that he really should have won three!  The infamous “phantom block in the back” during the 1989 Championship game and the ridiculous stolen Championship of 1993 (which was GIVEN to Florida State instead of Notre Dame eventhough the Irish beat the Seminoles near the end of the season).  Being a Notre Dame fan was more than just rooting and cheering for the team.  It was a way of life and the eventual success or failure of the Irish would dramatically affect my mood for the entire season (and in the cases of 1989 and 1993 it would carry over into the terribly long off-season).  In fact, I can remember crying some tears when Boston College upset Notre Dame immediately after the monstrous victory over Florida State in 1993.  I was in high school at the time and it wasn’t something that a lot of my peers could understand if I broadcasted the fact that I shed some tears over a college football game.  I was miserable after that game and can remember being depressed for a very long time.  My fit of depression wasn’t at all helped when the NCAA decided to allow Florida State to have the opportunity to play for the National Championship instead of Notre Dame.  I have since had a salty taste in my mouth about the entire championship process in regards to college football.  It’s obvious that there is a political nature involved, which undermines the efforts of the young men participating in the sport.  I never understood how sports writers (guys who have more than likely NEVER played the game of football in their entire, nerdy, marching band lives) could be given so much power in determining the eventual national champion!  It would be the equivilant of allowing federal prison inmates the absolute power of determining who our next Commander in Chief would be!  It makes no sense, has never made sense, and continues to make no sense nearly twenty years later! (more…)

Recently, there was a debate held between the presidential hopefuls of the Demoncratic Party, which was broadcasted on YouTube.  It’s uncertain how effective this was among demographics and actual voters, but the concept is pretty genuine and original, which I like and wholeheartedly support.

One thing of note, however, is the nature of the event that the DNC put on.  While they certainly took every advantage to bash America’s stance on terrorism and the current war against fanatical Islam, it was very interesting to take note of WHO the liberal POTUS hopefuls verbally abused the most!  One would think, of course, that they would go after President Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, or even Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson…right?  Nope.  If that’s what you thought then you’re way off base because the person they focused their vitriol on was none other than Mitt Romney, former governor of the Commonwealth of Massachussetts!  That’s right…Mitt Romney!  In fact, I don’t think they even mentioned Giuliani, McCain, or Thompson throughout the debate! 

In fact, it has been a rather common occurance for the DNC to take cheap shots at Governor Romney.  To date, he has been the most singled-out, most attacked, and most harrassed among all of the GOP candidates…but for what purpose?  What reason?  Doesn’t it make sense to attack the person you fear the most?  Why else would they spend so much time focusing on Mitt Romney instead of the other candidates?

I submit that the reason is simple.  Mitt Romney is the only true conservative running for POTUS with the only real shot at winning the nomination.  If they can succeed at weakening him now then they’ll have less work to do after the nominations have been set.  While it’s a pretty done-deal that Hillary will win the nomination for the Left (if not as President then she’ll most certainly be on the ticket with Barack Hussein Obama…yeah, for real, that is his real name, by the way…), it’s still uncertain who will come out on top in the GOP.  With the amount of attacks geared towards Romney in relation to the rest of the GOP nominees, it’s pretty clear who the Left feels is their primary threat.

Romney supporters are taking this in stride because we’ve felt all along that Governor Romney is the real-deal with a true talent of connecting with people and leading America.  The fact that the Left is viciously attacking him and his ideals is only evidence that they also see what we (as Romney supporters) have seen all along.

Romney holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire and Iowa right now.  Should Romney win those states convincingly then the momentum that he could generate from that could be all he needs to take the GOP nomination.  He’s everything that anyone with a modicum of political intellect (or a shred of love towards America, her culture, and freedoms) could possibly want in a candidate.  In fact, some have gone as far as calling him “golden“.

For now, all I can say is that if the Left is so intent on focusing on Romney then they must have some fear towards him in the long run.  I think they would rather run against ANY of the other candidates than run against Romney.  There hasn’t been a person with as many skills as Romney run for President in a long, long, long time.  In fact, the last person was probably that little-known movie star from California…Ronald Reagan!

Here’s a breakdown of the attacks on the GOP candidates stemming from the Demoncratic Party:

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