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Time for Change!!!!

So it has been a while since I have posted, and since my last post there has been all kinds of things going on in this country that SCARES me. So much has been going on I do not even know where to start at. One would think I should start at the election and go from there, but if I did this post would be 50 pages long. What I am thinking I am going to do is sum up the last 6 months instead. Being the last 6 months are the Obama months.
Since his first day in office, Obama has done any and everything he can to cause the downfall of this country. Starting with the “stimulus” plan, let’s analyze the word stimulus so we are all on the same page on what we are talking about here. According to the meaning of stimulus is as follows:
1. Something that incites to action or exertion or quickens action, feeling, thought, etc..
2. An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response
3. Something that incites or rouses to action

Ok with that being stated one would think a “stimulus” plan would do just what it says, it would stimulate the economy. Instead it has not done that, in fact things in the economy have gotten worse since the plan that needed to pass or the economy would collapse completely and the bill needed to pass so fast Congress didn’t have time to even read it. It’s amazing a plan which passed by all Democrat support in the House and only 3 Republicans in the Senate, so much for non-partisan!! Now it has been awhile since Obama has made his speeches about the plan, but if I remember correctly I think he made comments like: if we don’t pass this bill now, the car industry will go bankrupt, or this plan will save or create 5 million jobs. Well I know hindsight is 20/20 but didn’t GM and Chrysler go bankrupt? Oh and where are the new jobs? In fact what the hell does “create or save” even mean??
Now we are sitting here in an economy that sits at over 9% unemployment, even though Obama said it wouldn’t get over 8%, now I’m not a math genius but I think 9 is made then 8, but I could be wrong. Now let’s talk about GM and Chrysler. Where does the President get the balls and the power to one fire the CEO of a private company, and two the balls to say he doesn’t want “own” GM but somehow we as a country now own over 60% of GM. I call that a bit crazy!!

Now let’s move forward shall we. Let’s talk about ACORN for a minute. Now I would not normally give them a thought, but when you have a group that is going to get billions of tax dollars I think we need to talk about them. Here is a group that is under investigation for voter fraud during the election in 2008, a group that wants to take over the Census counting in 2010, and a group that Obama once was the lawyer for. Something here doesn’t smell right to me. You know when you smell a dead fish that has been lying out in the sun for a few days kind of smell. How does a company that has broken the law in numerous states, helped get the most liberal person ever elected President, and then has the balls to take over the Census count nest year. Out of all of the things ACORN has done the one that scares me the most is the Census.
Some of you out there might be saying, who cares about the Census. Well everyone in this country should be caring about this. The Census not only counts the people of this country, but they set the districts used by congress. What does that mean you say? Well when the number of people in a state changes enough, more districts can be added to that state to be represented in congress, and just the opposite if the number shrinks from the last count. So here we have a group that is willing to commit fraud to get Obama elected, so what’s there to say they won’t lie to get the numbers in the “red” states to change in the favor of becoming “blue?”
For those of you that do not know or can’t tell by the title of my blog, I have been in the military since the age 19, that’s 12 years of my life. I knew at the age of 8 I would be in the military in some sort of form. With that being said, I have very strong views when it comes to the security of this country. When a President comes into office and starts his term with an executive order that closes Gitmo, well I have to think he does not have the same views about national security like I do. But to make matters worse, Obama has the balls to go beyond that. To go and hang out with Chavez, to telling N. Korea not to test its missiles or nuclear program or you will be grounded, telling Iran that it can have its nuclear program for power but not weapons, but Obama doesn’t even want to use nuclear power here in this country. Hell with Iran’s election in chaos and the people there want the correct results and here the most powerful nation in the world, the one country that had promoted democracy all over the world, and our President can’t even make a statement to tell Iran to listen to its people and let democracy prosper!! Now he might have reasons for this, but I would have to say the biggest reason is he doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to man up and do what is right and speak out against is buddy Mahmoud.
I am going to stop here for now, but I promise to pick up from here and continue on. It is time for the people of this country to stand up and take back what is rightfully ours. We need to unite and tell the crooks in Congress they cannot have any more of our money, they do not have an open checkbook to write what that want, nor do they have a credit card with no limit. The best and easy way to fix the problem is to change the face of Congress, and the only way to do that is to fire the asshats there no and elect new people into office which hopefully will actually do the right thing and tell the President NO you can’t have any more and the people or tired if it!!!!


June 18, 2009 Posted by | Poltics, Term limits/Enery Crisis, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How can there be change?

OK so I have been sitting here and pondering the last few days. The more I ponder the more I get mad, the more I get mad the more I realize the problem needs to be fixed. The issues I have been pondering are numerous, but there are 2 that have really stuck out:

1. Oil/Energy Crisis

2. Term Limits

So lets talk about number 1. Oil and energy. There has been a lot of talk about oil and the energy here in this country here the last few weeks, we have been hearing from the left, from the right and each of them have had their opinions on how to fix the problem. But the thing that makes me made is the majority of the folks in Congress (guess which half!) do not see the obvious solution. DRILL!!!! I mean its not the best solution to conserve the environment, but for the situation we are in now, a shortage of oil, the cost of gas, it is the ONLY solution that makes sense and would actually work. How you ask?

Well lets start easy and work or way harder. Drilling would work faster and better for this country then relying on Congress and the folks trying to discover alternative fuels. Drilling for oil in ANWAR and off the costs of Florida and California would show results in 1 year, but if you listen to the left they say it will take at least 10 years for the oil to make a difference. Yet they say that alternative fuels, solar,and wind are the way to go to get off our dependency of foreign oil. I agree those things would, but how long will it actually take to have these things? How long will it take for me to have a gar that runs on electricity that can get me from Bentonville, AR to Memphis, TN (roughly 372 miles and 5 hours driving 70 mph), in one charge and get me there in 5 hours? How long Barrack Hussein Obama? Well I bet it will take over 1 year to get this working, in fact I would guess it would take up to 10 or more years!

Now some of you might think that drilling will hurt the environment! Well to that i would ask, when is the last time there has been an oil drilling accident in this country? I can not think of one, not one! The last oil accident that I can remember is the Exxon Valdez in Alaska back in the 80’s and that was a tanker running aground!! UPDATE: I have come across a list of oil accidents that you can find by going here.The technology that the oil companies use to drill make sure that oil spills are far and few between! Now some of you will say, ANWAR is a protected area, what about the mosquitoes that are protected there. My answers is are you serious? The size that the oil companies want to drill on is less then 1/2 of 100th o2 1%. That is 200o acres in an area that has over 1.5 MILLION acres!!!! I am not a math major but that seems to be a lot of lad with nothing on it, and a small area that the oil companies want to drill on. So this will then lead to the “well the oil companies have 68 million acres they aren’t drilling in!” Well first there is no oil there, so why would they drill there?? Second why don’t w do a swap, kind of like when you buy something from Wal-Mart but it is the wrong size you can swap it for the right size, lets swap 68 million USELESS acres, for 2,000 (that’s thousand) FULL OF OIL acres!! So this last point brings me to my 2 part of this blog, term limits!

2. Term Limits- I have blogged about this before you can find it here. In this post I go into a way that term limits can be put into place for Congress. Now the reason I bring this up is because Barrack Hussein Obama is running on the “change” and “hope” claims for the country. But this leaves the question for me, how can there be change in this country if the folks in Congress have been there for way to long? How can a career politician change things in Congress when he or she have been doing the same thing over and over for 20 or more years? This does not make sense to me, and if it make sense to you please explain it to me!

There have been members of congress, mostly the Senate (I will look into the House in another blog)  that have been there for over 40 years! 40 freaking years, are you kidding me??!?!! According to wikipedia there are over 9 Senators that have served for over 30 years and 4 for over 40 years!!! How can there be change?? In fact there are 18 Senators that have served over 20 years, but only 39 have served under 8 years in the Senate. So 39 out of 100 have served the same amount of time as the President. That’s 2.5% of the Senate have served for the same amount of time or less then the President of the United States.  Does this not bother anybody but me????

Now there have been instances that members have tried to put term limits in place but each time they have been voted down. The reasoning that is giver for no term limits in congress: “we have term limits it is called elections!” Elections in the eyes of the Congress are a way to enforce term limits! Yet when the 22nd Amendment was put into the Constitution by Congress it was OK, because we didn’t need a President to serve more then 8 years, after a Democratic President (FDR) was elected as President for 4 terms!

Here is the text of the 22nd:

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

So basicly nio person can serve more then 10 years as President if that personfor some reason serves the alst 2 years of a precedding President,  example Lyndon Johnson served the last 14 months of Kennendy’s term after he was killed and served on term as the elected President, had he ran for re-election and won he would have served for a little over 9 years.  Now the reasoning for the 22nd? Well :

After Roosevelt’s death, the newly Republican 80th United States Congress desired to establish a firm constitutional provision barring presidents from being elected more than twice. The rationale was a concern that without limits, the presidential position could become too similar to that of a benevolent dictator lasting not just four years but a lifetime, and that the position could become too powerful and upset the separation of powers. Hence, the Twenty-second Amendment was adopted.

Back when Washington was President her could have served a third term but decided against this, in his farewell speech he claimed this was due to his age. So every other President after him stuck to the 2 terms out of respect to Washington. Now there have been some presidents that have tried to run for third terms prior to the 22nd, but none of them were successful.

So why are there not term limits on congress? Congress was suppose to be “by the people for the people”, but here in the last 50 years, it has been “for the politician by the lobbyists”!!! Instead of having the actual people of this country serving in Congress you have career politicians serving term after term after term! It is my opinion that if there were term limits alot of the problems and issues this country are facingtoday would not be there. There wouldn’t be an energy crisis, there wouldn’t have issuewith social security, issues with immigration! So please letme know what you think about this isse. Am I crazy for thinking this?

Here is a run down of the Senators that have served over 30 years:
Byrd, Robert (D) 49 years
Kennedy, Ted (D) 46years
Inouye, Daniel (D) 45 years
Stevens, Ted (R) 40 years
Biden,Joe (D) 35 years
Domenici,Pete (R) 35 years
Leahy, Patrick (D) 33 years
Lugar, Dick (R) 31 years
Hatch, Orrin (R) 31 years

Senators with over 20 years in service:

Levin, Carl (D) 29 years
Cochran Thad (R) 29 years
Baucus, Max (D) 29years
Warner, John (R) 29 years
Dodd, Chris (D) 27years
Grassley, Chuck (R) 27years
Specter,Alan (R) 27 years
Bingaman, Jeff (D) 25 years
Harkin, Tom (D) 23 years
McConnell, Mitch (R) 23 years
Kerry, John (D) 23 years
Rockefeller, Jay (D) 23 years
Shelby, Richard (D) 23 years
McCain, John (R) 21 years
Milkulski, Barbara (D) 21 years
Bond, Kit (R) 21 years
Reid, Harry (D) 21 years
Conrad, Kent (D) 21 years

July 17, 2008 Posted by | Term limits/Enery Crisis | , , , | Leave a comment