Friday, October 24, 2008

Change We Need?

This from the website of the church that Barry Obama attended for many many years. To me, it doesn't sound much like unity, it kind of sounds like us against them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hopey Changey Vs. Actual Facts

But, but what he says sounds so much nicer for the little guy........

The Fairness Doctrine

I was reading Glenn Beck today and I found a concept that was deeply concerning to me. The Fairness Doctrine. Just when I thought we couldn't get any more communist. Basically it says that media outlets should be forced to cover opposing view points in equal quantities. This doctrine was in place from 1949-1987 when they finally woke up and realized if violated the First Amendment.

If you go down to the section titled "Support for reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine" it says that 31% of the people believe that websites and blogs should have to follow these rules. I realize that is not a majority, but it is still scary. Looks like they are trying to destroy the First Amendment now.

I just don't understand people's willingness to give up rights so that the government will take care of them. This is a pretty clear example of "Oh, I don't want to learn the facts myself, so I want every to be required to tell me both sides." How far are we going to go before people realize that freedom is a good thing.

There are things that must be sacrificed for freedom. It is not just lives of our brave soldiers, but there are also things we must sacrifice in our personal lives. We must as a nation be willing to sacrifice our innocence, and take responsibility for our own lives. Just as we must be responsible gun owners because we are given the right (at least for now) to bear arms, we must be responsible critics of the information we are given from the media outlets because we have freedom of speech. If the government is a constant filter protecting us from our own irresponsibility, our growth as a people will be completely stifled like an overprotected child that never learns to care for themselves. Do we really want to live our lives as children of the government?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Salvation Through Belief in Obama

It would seem that Obama's powers now extend to redeeming terrorists. To summarize: Ayers was a terrorist, but he stopped, so now he is cool. Since Obama was only 8 at the time he was blowing people up, it is totally cool that they are now buddies.

I really fail to see how a person that used to blow up people is now okay because he has stopped blowing up people. Now I am all about forgiveness and all, but not when the only reason is because of his association with the Obama. Had the media covered this organization and this man in any other time or without his association, they would have crucified him as an evil terrorist trying to kill your babies.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cake with Socialist Icing

I would like to address the issue of the bottom up approach of tax breaks to help stimulate the economy. This is something that has been annoying me for quite some time. Now, I am no economist by any means, but as Glenn Beck would say, I am a thinker. This concept to me seems a little like pouring batter in the oven to make a cake and hoping that a pan magically forms around it so it won't make a mess. I fail to see how raising taxes on the corporations and people that provide jobs and stimulate the economy with investments is going to promote growth in the economy. Where do these people think that the jobs come from? If a company's taxes are increased, that means their bottom line is now smaller, now, if the company is worth anything it is going to have to cut cost. I am pretty sure that many companies would choose to cut their work force; it is just kind of one of those things that happens. A company’s soul purpose is to make money, not to help people or make the world a better place. If you take from their bottom line, they have to make cuts somewhere. Cutting taxes on the middle class doesn’t really help that much if they don’t have a job with a salary to tax in the first place!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Audacity of Reality

All I can say is REALLY? Is he forgetting that she has been governor of Alaska, which I'm pretty sure is more complicated than running a campaign, for longer than he has been in the senate. Which I might add he has spent the majority of the time in the senate running for president instead of oh I don't know serving his people. I am so tired of this guy. When are people going to wake up and see him for the corrupt, self serving politician that he is? He has never done anything that involves hope or change, except perhaps write a masturbatory book about it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Change Through Useless Legislation

This is a list of all of the wonderful legislation that Obamalama has proposed. Please note that the ones with ATS to the side are the ones that actually gained approval from the Senate. Also note that the majority, are IS which means they have not been approved by committee yet. If you take a look at the ones with ATS, I don't know about you, but I feel so much better about the security of our country and the effectiveness of our government. I know our country is a much better place now that the congress has decided to congratulate the Chicago White Sox on winning the 2005 World Series Championship. The following is a list of all the really important legislation that Obama has sponsored that has been approved:

1. To congratulate the Chicago White Sox on winning the 2005 World Series Championship.
2. Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and expressing the sense of the Senate that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and..
3. Designating July 13, 2006, as `National Summer Learning Day'.
4. Whereas Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson was born in 1939 to Bishop W.A. and Mrs. Mary Patterson, Sr., in Humboldt, Tennessee;
5. Designating July 12, 2007, as `National Summer Learning Day'. ( I guess he changed his mind about what day should be National Summer Learning Day, it's a good thing he moved it.)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Feel So Dirty

I watched Hillary's speech last night because I figure it is a good thing to know your enemy. I must say it was pretty awesome. I even cried, I couldn't believe it. I was sitting there listening to a freaking socialist and there I was getting a little teared up. I feel so dirty, but when she said that her mother was born in a time when women couldn't vote and now her daughter was able to vote for her mother for president, that was pretty powerful. That is American progress at its finest.

I guess I just don't understand why they talk about all these people that have over come the odds and lived the American dream and then in the same breath say that America is broken because people can't live the American dream. Why is it the Obamas were able to pull themselves up without help from the government, and yet they insist no one else is capable of doing the same thing?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Middle Can Be Good

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the election these past few days as Michelle Obama took the microphone at Democratic convention and tried to make everyone believe she wasn't as cold and bitchy as she comes off. I decided that this country could do a lot worse than McCain. Not just because Obama is a socialist, but because I think McCain might actually be the middle ground this country needs. The conservatives don't like him because he is too liberal and the liberals don't like him because he is too conservative. Most of the time, the best course of action lies somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. Almost never it is a good idea to take the extreme way as Obama seems to be. Other examples include, any fundamental religion, overeating, under eating, anarchy, etc. Perhaps the fact that he makes both sides just a little uncomfortable is just what this country needs to build true unity. It certainly will not come from the extremes as the Democratic party is trying to make us believe.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Freedom is Lost to the Sound of Thunderous Applause

And so it begins, or well comes to a head rather. Once again our wonderful free country is giving up freedoms out of fear. This time apparently, it isn't even a real enemy. The liberal fear of destroying the earth one polar bear at a time has led to the nation wide guilt fest if you don't recycle. Of course guilt seems to enjoy company, so now everyone must be forced to feel guilty for not saving the polar bears.

The last time I checked, the whole point of a free country was that we were able to do what we want as long as we are not infringing on the rights of others. This would imply otherwise:

"There are also new federal and state proposals to snoop on citizens in our own homes. California is considering a plan to police the temperature settings on residents' thermostats. The feds are checking on the flush capacity of our toilets and the kinds of light bulbs we use."

I really don't feel that the temperature at which I set my thermostat should be subject to ridicule or fines, or for that matter inspection in the first place. Whatever happened to the 4th amendment? Why don't they go ahead and just make sure we aren't breaking any other laws while they are at it. Perhaps we need legislation on what TV shows you should allow your children to watch. Maybe they should check our pantries and refrigerators while they are at it to make sure we are only eating foods deemed healthy by the state. Wouldn't it just be wonderful if the state were able to protect us from every poor decision we could possibly ever make. Obviously people are not capable of making the good decisions on their own, we need to be forced to do so.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think that trying to respect and protect the environment is a bad thing in and of itself. I just want to be able to make the choice of whether or not I participate in activities that may or may not help the environment. Let's not forget in the 70's everyone was convinced the earth was cooling down, so really I could be helping the earth by turning up my thermostat.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Dentist

I had dental surgery on Friday to receive some implants. For those who don't know this means I had some titanium screw drilled into my jaw bone. It sounds really fun I know. For some reason, they convinced me that I did not really need to be sedated. The dentist's wife was sitting in front of me saying that she had done it without sedation and it wasn't that bad. I now believe this to be a lie. When the dentist broke out the hammer and chisel, I knew I was in trouble. There is nothing better than the sound of steel on steel resonating through your entire skull. Let that be a lesson; always opt for sedation.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Destroying Their Country One Child at a Time

This little girl that was too ugly to sing is going to have some serious issues. What do you say to your child when the government says you are too ugly. She wasn't even that ugly. A little makeup and some fake teeth would have fixed her right up. This is the problem the Chinese haven't figured out, that in order to lie well, you have to lie as little as possible so it doesn't seem so obvious.

Friday, August 1, 2008


This has to be the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I cried. It really made me think, besides that whole it could kill me thing, a lion would be a really great pet.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

There Are Fish Killers Out There!

Okay, seriously how lame to you have to be to beat and kill a bunch of fish in a tiny pond. It's not like they are going to put up much of a fight. I think the worse they can do is slap you a little. That being said I really fail to see how a person can get that attached to a fish to call it part of the family. It's a fish.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Explode Clay Thing!

This weekend Ahab and I went out to the family farm. We did some target shooting and that was cool, but then we starting shooting some clays. It was totally awesome. I love it when they explode. Apparently I am pretty good at it, but we'll have to see, that might just be beginner's luck. It was lots of fun though, and I totally want to do it again.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I want it now!

I ordered my iPhone last Friday. They said it would be here in 7-10 days. It has been 7. I want it now. When it comes to new gadgets, I have little patience.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Indiana Blue?

I am not really sure how I feel about this. On one hand the idea of putting a very conservative democrat with Obamallama would have its benefits if the unthinkable happens and our country elects a socialist. The idea of having Bayh waiting in the wings and giving Obamallama advise gives me some comfort and hope. On the other hand, having Bayh as his running mate might actually be what Obama needs to get elected. It would bring in the more conservative base and possibly even turn Indiana blue! I have always been so proud of living in a red state, but Hoosiers really have it bad for Bayh. I guess it is a good thing that this is not up to me, I don't know which scarier, Obama with Bayh, or without.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How to Herd Hummingbirds

Yes that is correct, herding hummingbirds.

Step 1: Realize hummingbirds have very small brains and will not get out of the garage on their own.

Step 2: Swat at the hummingbirds with a broom once again overestimating their intelligence thinking they will be smart enough to figure out they can't fly through the ceiling.

Step 3: Acquire a basket.

Step 4: Pry the hummingbird off of the door with basket.

Step 5: Freak out when the hummingbird starts flying in the basket and hits your hand.

Step 6: Walk basket out of garage.

Step 7: Go back for the second hummingbird because apparently one dumb animal attracts another.

Step 8: Almost kill hummingbird while trying to capture it in basket.

Step 9: Freak out again because they sound like really big bugs!

Step 10: Walk second dumb animal out of the garage.

Seriously, dumbest bird ever.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Midwest Rules

I keep trying to tell Ahab that we live in the best possible place to raise a family. Now I have proof. I love being right.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Statements that are just as Ridiculous...

"If a resident has a handgun in the home that he can use for self-defense, then he has a handgun in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence," Breyer wrote.

Statements that are just as Ridiculous:
If a resident has a knife in the home that he can use for chopping onions, then he has a knife in the home that he can use to commit suicide of engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a razor blade in the home that he can use for hair removal, then he has a razor blade in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a rope in the home that he can use for tying down furniture so it won't blow away, then he has a rope in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a car in the home (or in the garage) that he uses to get to work, then he has a car in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a bathtub and a toaster in the home that he uses to bathe and warm his poptarts, then he has a bathtub and a toaster in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a bottle of Drano in the home that he uses to clean his pipes, then he has a bottle of Drano in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a belt in the home that he uses to hold up his pants, then he has a belt in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence (or domestic fun).

If a resident has a poisonous snake in the home that he uses to do Lord knows what with because why would you possibly want a poisonous snake in the home, but it is America, so if he wants a poisonous snake he has the right to own a poisonous snake, then he has a poisonous snake in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

If a resident has a plastic bag and some duct tape in the home that he uses to put kitty poop in and secure ducts, then he has a plastic bag and some duct tape in the home that he can use to commit suicide or engage in acts of domestic violence.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Children are Like Gang Tattoos

Ahab and I were talking a nice quiet walk around our subdivision last night when we came across a family with several children in tow. As they approached us, we looked at each with the look of, we need to get to the side, or they will run us over. This got me thinking. Why do I have to move off the sidewalk just because you have children. They are the ones with the group too big for the sidewalk, not us! This led me to the conclusion that children are like gang tattoos for yuppies. The more you have, the more important you are. People without children must yield and give respect to the people with children. People with the children always give these looks to people without like, oh poor you maybe someday you'll be bless with a child like we were and accepted into the "gang". This analogy also works in that the higher the child on your body, the more important you are. So if you are carrying a child, you are much more important, than if your child is on on the ground. For example, people will almost always open doors for people that are carrying a child. I find it amusing that the result of an act that can be committed easily by two teenagers in the back of 1990 Grand AM is so highly revered in our society.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Little too Close for Comfort

As everyone knows by now, there was great victory for the pro gun community in the Supreme Court's decision in the DC vs. Heller case. Although it was a victory I am still a little disturbed by how close the vote was. 5 to 4, a little scary. I can understand that there are liberal people and conservative people in the Supreme Court that are expected to vote a certain way, and this country for some reason has decided to accept that. The last time I checked, the Supreme Court was supposed to interpret the laws, not make them! After reading much of the document published after the decision, it seems to be pretty logical that there is nothing in the 2nd amendment that would allow for the restriction of the right to keep and bear arms. It does not say that you are only allowed to keep or bear arms only when part of a militia, as the DC lawyers were trying to argue. They used strange things like dictionaries and other examples of things written in that time with the same phrasing where the intention was clear to come to this amazing conclusion. Despite these facts the vote was still 5 to 4. To me this demonstrates an extreme lack of logic and a push for personal agenda in the interpretation of the Constitution. Once it is demonstrated that the language clearly gives individuals the right to keep and bear arms, how can almost half the interpreters of that law then say that is not the case? That is just a blatant attempt to change the Constitution without having to go through all that trouble of you know, changing the Constitution.

One of the dissenting justices actually said the following:

"In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas."

That is funny I thought the whole purpose of constitutional rights was that they were in fact untouchable, at least not without a lot of red tape.

Also, I don't know about anyone else, but if I lived in a crime-ridden urban area, that would be the first place where I would want to have a gun for self defense. It is quite obvious that the state cannot protect me from crime in that area (or any area for that matter), so I should be able to provide for my own defense.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Top 10 Things I Never Thought I Would Say Once I Was Married

10. Honey, please put your guns away.
9. Honey, please move your gun cleaning stuff so I can make dinner.
8. Honey, the cat is playing with your bore snake.
7. Honey, please pick up your little plastic bullets.
6. Honey, please open a window that gun cleaner smell is making me dizzy.
5. Honey, please stop playing with the guns so we can go to bed.
4. Honey, you do realize you have spent $300 on gun stuff and ammo this month?
3. Honey, can you please pick up the casings that are all over the house.
2. Honey, please get your guns off the bed, you'll get gun oil on the duvet.
1. Honey, please just pick a carry gun so we can go.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guns Don't Kill People, Knives Do

In Japan a young man decided it would be a good idea to just start stabbing people in the street. Apparently you don't have to have access to guns in order to kill a bunch of people. In fact according to the article mass stabbings are starting to become more popular in Japan. There are very heavy restrictions on guns in Japan and amazingly enough, they are still able to kill each other.

I have always been confused by the idea that limiting everyone's access to weapons will make crazy people not want to kill people. Japan is now considering limiting the size of the blade a person can carry.

"Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura told reporters Monday the government was considering tightening restrictions on large-bladed survival knives like the one apparently used in the attack, which had a 13-centimeter blade and is easily available in stores."

I do not get this concept. If a person is willing to go out and kill lots of random people, which by the way is already illegal, why would they be deterred by the weapon of choice also being illegal? Do crazy people actually sit there and think to themselves, "Gee, I really want to stab a bunch of people, but knives of the appropriate size are illegal, whatever shall I do?"

Vote for Ahab

I'm pretty sure most people that have made it to my blog have already voted, but vote for Call me Ahab, so he can go shoot lots of fun guns!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Holy Crap Meow

This weekend I was viciously attacked by mosquitoes, so I found this article to be rather interesting. Apparently catnip is ten time more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET. Being as though DEET is some really nasty stuff, this is probably good news. I really only see one draw back. Can you imagine coming inside to your cute and cuddly cats after having rubbed yourself in catnip oil? I see what my cats do to a small defenseless fake mouse that has a little bit of catnip dust in it. What are they going to do to me when I walk in the house with concentrated catnip oil rubbed all over me? I am thinking maybe the mosiquitoes are less dangerous.

Clap clap, thumbs up.......

clap, clap, thumbs up...clap clap, arms up, clap clap, thumbs up, clap clap, thumbs up.....wait no, I meant arms up..............noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

So, is everyone supposed to do this all together, that will just be creepy. Although I think I might be even stranger to watch everyone doing the same thing at random intervals. It's like the creepy audience in sports video games. Everyone is programmed to do the same actions at random times.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Yellow Means Stop?

Indiana has been experiencing a considerable amount of nasty weather as of late. As a result many of the traffic lights are not functioning properly. Instead of a very clear and thoughtless state of green, yellow or red they are instead flashing yellow or red. Apparently this sudden change in driving conditions is just too much for people to comprehend. Now, I very distinctly remember a day in drivers ed where we covered what a flashing yellow light means, what a flashing red light means, and what you are supposed to do in the event that you approach one. This day of drivers ed seems to have been lost on the majority of Hoosiers. It appears as though flashing yellow now means stop, not approach with caution, not maybe slow down a little, no, stop. In the event of the flashing yellow you now stop, hold up traffic, confuse the people going in the other direction and generally just act like a complete moron. I suppose there is the possibility that these people are just being nice and letting the other people go. Unfortunately being nice will usually just piss everyone else off and lead to an accident, because no one expects you to be nice. We expect you to follow the rules of the road!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Woot to the Second Amendment

Before I married my husband, I never really thought too much about the importance of the second amendment. As many know, my husband writes a blog called Call me Ahab. Ever since he started his blog, I have been inundated with the politics surrounding the second amendment. I must say, I can not argue with the logic. Without the second amendment, the other amendments are useless. It is pretty much that simple.

As a result of my new found appreciation of the second amendment, I have begun to enter into debates with some of my coworkers. One of my coworkers happened to overhear me discussing my upcoming plans to attend the NRA Annual Meetings in KY. She scooted around corner, looked at me with shock and amazement and said, "Tell me why you would ever need a semi-automatic weapon!" I said, "Why does it matter,
a bullet from a revolver is just as dangerous as a bullet from a semi-auto." She looked at me and said, "good point." Then, continued about her day. It was as if my single statement of logic actually had an effect.

It is this conversation that has promoted me to start this blog. Perhaps just a few words of logic really can make a difference. Don't worry I will not always talk about gun politics. I fully intend to talk about kitties and marriage too.