Friday, November 03, 2006

Yes, for those who pay ANY attention, I am back. With the election around the corner I have decided to break my self imposed exile from blogging and return home to 44 South Street. Some things have happened since I last posted... To begin with, I was married, to the most amazing woman to ever enter my life. My wonderful wife Victoria and I met on E-harmony...yes it really works. We have been enjoying our honeymoon year by traveling to Jamaica, California, Mexico, Kauai, Colorado (Three times...) and Las Vegas. We now have a little dog, Ginger, who lives with us at our humble abode in Mesa.

The time has gone by so quickly since I last posted, I guess if anyone has any questions, shoot them to me, otherwise I am not going to bore anyone with the details.

As to the coming elections, I am not going to get on my soap-box just yet. Anyone who reads 44 South Street will certainly know that I am going to vote primarily for the GOP. However, I am on the fence about the governor of Arizona, leaning heavily toward Janet Napolitano the current governor and a Democrat.

AMAZING that I would even consider a Demy, esspecially after the way that so many have been behaving recently.

As to the whole John Kerry Issue... this photo says it all:

More to come....


Monday, November 21, 2005

Teddy knows whats going on...

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Another brief break

The Dems won NJ...big suprise? NOT. VA? Not realy, conseratives win in Virginia and the nut job Republlican was beaten by a Blue Dog Dem with solid Conservative values...

Anyway,

Taking another break for wedding and house stuff... Check back after the 30th of November.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

GOP in VA "embellishing" the truth, and you thought it was just the Dems?

Strange things are afoot in the Old Dominion. The Republican Gubinatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore's campaign has decided to take some of Democrat Tim Kaine's words and twist them into a statement that is just ridiculous, but also a downright falsification of what Governor Kaine ACTUALLY said.

Readers may know that I am a strong supporter of many GOP candidates, and having called Staunton, Virginia home for many years, I am very fond of the Commonwealth that gave us Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Lee, just to name a few. I am also, however, a strong supporter of the truth. Factcheck.org has a terrific piece that chronicles the GOP's underhanded and nasty mis-representation of an interview Mr.Kaine gave to the Richmond Times Dispatch regarding his view on the Death Penalty.

Mr. Kilgore's campaign has taken governor Kaine's interview and made it sound as though he would not support the death penalty for Hitler, Stalin or Edi Amin.... nothing could be farther from the truth. In the ACTUAL interview, Mr. Kaine states that they: "may deserve the death penalty" for their actions. He goes on to state the reason why he is against the death penalty, as well as abortion is due to his Catholic faith. The GOP candidate is not going after the faith, but is certainly trying to make the case that a Governor Kaine would not enforce Virginia's death penalty. Mr. Kaine has stated repeatedly that he would enforce the laws of the Commonwealth.

Whether a Republican or Democrat, these types of false charges ought to make you angry. A party that will do anything to win deserves to lose, period. Although I do not agree with many of Mr. Kaine's positiotns, I will not support any candidate that mis-uses information to win an election. If Mr. Kilgore can not defeat Mr. Kaine on the issues and needs to resort to smear tactics that FALSELY ACCUSE HIM OF SOMETHING, then no right thinking person with any modicum of common sense should support that candidate.

We are used to hearing about the Democrat's use of some of these tactics, and they appear to have the corner on taking statements out of context and using them against the GOP in many cases...but this is an example of one that is abhorrent, and it is not the only example.

If you are a Republican, and you somehow thought: "We don't do that!", THINK AGAIN. Although the GOP may have many issues I fall in line with, and the Democrats have fewer and fewer and fewer, we must stand up for the truth at all costs or risk losing our Republic to a mass of heresy, lies and propaganda from both sides.

Stand up and be counted, and write to Jerry Kilgore's campaign to tell them to STOP THIS AD NOW! Win with truth, or lose with the truth. Your honor and integrity demand it.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Not all Anti-War people are crazies...

The Paladin Blog has a great and insightful write up of what appears to be a Quaker peace rally. Unlike the nuts that go to the large rallies, the Friends society pays respect to the people who have fallen, keeps politics largely out of it, and simply wants to remind people that war is a nasty and awful thing.

I think a great deal more of us who are in the pro-war camp would have a lot more respect for those who disagree with the war if they acted more like the people at this rally...

The sickness of the Left.

Unfortunately, a black Republican need not apply in the eyes of Steve at the News Blog.

Calling the Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele "Simple Sambo", Steve treats the Lt. governor and candidate for the Senate from Maryland in a manner that is not simply nasty, but despicable. Agree or disagree with Mr. Steele's positions on the issues and his platform, fine. Talk about his abilities and his record, great! To make the remarks he made here... as well as to post the doctored photo that any decent person would REFUSE to post...well, read what he said and decide for yourself what kind of person "Steve" is:

"Ehrlich's people are already abandoning Simple Sambo. And if he thinks he can win Baltimore and the DC suburbs, he's on crack. Black people will not only not vote for him, but regard him with contempt. When he said it was no big deal that Ehrlich held an event in a restricted country club, he showed himself to be Simple Sambo, untrustworthy and unreliable. Now, his bossman's people look like they're gonna let him sink, not swim.

When your boss's money people are laughing at you in print, well, Simple Sambo has a long way to go."


Disturbing. Nasty. Vile. Sick. Shameful. Unfortunately this is the face of many in the modern left(Not all, THANK GOD!). Compare this with the Al Franken "ad" for his new book on Amazon, and you start to get the sense that the hard left supporters of the Democratic party have run amok in craziness. Where are the Breauxs, Nelsons and Liebermans when you need them?

Boys will be boys....

A true classic tale of young men and mothers having NO clue about us. Amazing that somethings never change... H/T to Froggyruminations.

New Michael Yon report from the election in Iraq.

Another wonderful report from Michael Yon. Good to hear the Arizona boys are keeping the faith and th peace over there. Come home safe boys!

Iranian President asking for trouble...

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the map" Wednesday. The nations of the EU, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Russia were quick to state their firm belief that Israel's right to exist is not negotiable. However, not every nation was willing to go as far as to expell Iran from the UN based on the comments, as Israel was hoping for.

Words like those uttered by the Iranian President should not be taken lightly. After he was elected, many former hostages claimed that this man was a member of the groups that were overseeing and holding the American diplomats in the embassy back in 1979. The Iranian government dismissed this and stated that the new President was not involved. Whether he was or not, talk like this is not only rep-rehensible, but very dangerous.

As the EU tries to talk Iran out of a nuclear program that is almost certainly bent on creating weapons, the Iranians have been defying the French, German and British diplomats who have been trying to negotiate a fair solution. Simply put, Iran is not to be trusted. If they do aquire weapons grade plutonium and weaponize the material, they will certainly have a weapon in short order. When they have a weapon, would it be odd to think that they would use the weapon against Israel?

Certainly not. In fact Israel would most certainly be their first target. Should Israel sit idly by while an enemy state that has openly called for its destruction? Should Israel consider a pre-emptive strike should Tehran decide to move forward in creating its WMD program?

Add to this the issues facing Syria's connection to the assasination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and the news that Syria is still providing weapons and training to Iraqi terrorists as well as Palestinian terrorists and there are troubling times ahead in the Middle East.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Brazilians reject national Gun ban...

In a stunning blow to the Brazilian governments efforts to reduce the gun crime through a national ban on firearms and ammunition sales, the people of Brazil voted 64 percent to 36 percent against the ban. When the law was first set to go before the people, it was widely supported (80% of Brazilians initially supported the law.) until the pro-gun forces became organized and started to debate the issue openly on TV and radio. After that, the people of Brazil startged to question whether the government was actually protecting them, or simply looking to pawn blame for the crime problem on guns rather then taking the necessary steps to stop...or at the very least slow down the crime rate.

Brazil has 100 million FEWER citizens the the United States, yet the murder rate is 39,000 people per year, compared with the 30,000 murders that occur in the United States. Additionally, Brazil does not have any Second Amendment, there is no right to keep and bear arms in the nation of 160 million people. The people, however recognized the truth: The governemnt can NEVER protect you all of the time without providing you a personal escort... and I highly doubt any will do that.

Common sense dictates that no government can protect the people, look at New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: people left to fend for themselves. If you really thought that you could rely on the government, Katrina was a lesson in why you can not and should not ever believe that the government will be able to help you. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own safety.

If Brazil wants to lower its crime rate it should enforce laws, slow drug trafficing and enforce its borders first...not take away its citizens right to self-preservation.

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