Monday, April 28, 2008

Peace vs War

You hear a lot about how people should 'give peace a chance' and how 'all we need is love' and all those silly hippie sayings. Peace is again popular amongst the younger generation and for good reason. Considering a large amount of their lives the United States has either been recovering from one conflict (Desert Storm) or preparing and executing another, I can see how they would grow tired of the death and destruction that occurs during wartime. Additionally, you have the other conflicts around the world such as Sudan (Darfur for you moronic types who are all about causes but lacking a tad in geography), Rwanda (see Hotel Rwanda for an amazing movie about the subject and a refresher in why the UN should be dismantled), and other such violent hot-spots around the world. I can understand why it is that kids are drawing the peace signs on their notebooks, wearing t-shirts with the logo printed on them, and otherwise looking for ways to express their discomfort with the conflict going on around them. It's obviously disconcerting to see so-called adults acting like school-yard bullies on a global scale.

However, here's where I think their reaction falls flat on its face. They look to our government and our military as if we are the bullies and if we only left these other countries alone, the entire world would be peaceful. We'd all hold hands and sing Kumbaya around a campfire while eating granola bars and wearing our biodegradeable sandals. What the young people (and a helluva lot of adults whose IQ runs about room temperature) do not realize is that conflict is the natural state of being for anyone who is interested in freedom and justice.

Yep, I said it and I'll repeat it. Conflict is a natural state of being for anyone interested in freedom and justice. I'm not saying that war necessarily need to spring forth from that conflict, but when rights are being trampled, people are being killed, and others threatened, war for the sake of peace is not hypocritical, nor is it oxymoronic. Unfortunately, the Cindy Sheehan's of the world do not understand this. They've lived such protected lives that they do not understand the concept of fighting for freedom, fighting for justice, or fighting to defend what we have. The local peace protesters that line the main road in front of the federal building going through my town tend to be students from the local liberal arts college and the local large state college. Students whose mommies and daddies are paying their way through school and who have never had to defend their liberties from anyone. They have a sense of entitlement that creates this elitist attitude as if we should all bow to them for having the courage to protest this war, no matter how ignorant it displays them as being.

They do not understand that in order to gain rights, to gain freedoms, to gain liberty, fighting has to happen. And when you are in a dispute with someone who doesn't recognize these freedoms as legitimate or who does not believe in them and worse, believes in violence to get you to change your beliefs, something must give. Either you concede your beliefs to their threats of violence and go along with their oppressive ideas or you fight. The amusing thing that I've found is that these "peace" protestors are oftentimes the schoolyard bullies I spoke of earlier. God help you if you show up to counter-protest one of these socialist-fests. I've read a number of instances where counter protesters were attacked by peace-protesters, spat upon, hit, kicked etc. But yet, we're the violent ones and they're the ones who are all about "peace".

Bottom line, until the evil is removed from this world, there will be conflict. Those liberal dumbasses who believe that if we just give in and let people do what they want, never responding with violence as an end to wars are merely putting off the conflict and likely insuring that it is even larger than it would have been. And until everyone works off the same rules of governance, there will be war. Just because the United States believes that things should be a certain way doesn't necessarily mean that leaders of other movements agree and conflict will result. War is a natural state of being for man and will always be. Anyone who thinks otherwise is painfully naive. We can work to reduce violence, you can work to reduce conflict, but as long as there are people out there willing to oppress, assault, and murder, there will always be war.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What is so great about America?

Pickup trucks, demolition derbies, and beautiful women, that's what!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Howeird Dean pushes Superdelegates to decide

Howeird Dean is pushing superdelegates to make their decision as to who they will support. He's stated that "I need them to say who they're for starting now". I guess that the standard dimwitcrat rant "count all the votes" is only applicable when they're not getting what they want.

So, just so we're clear, votes in two states where an election occurred that they're not going to count (Florida and Michigan), because of stupid DNC rules that were designed to minimize the impact of other states on the outcome of the nomination process are not going to count. Votes will be influenced by superdelegates who are being pushed to make their decision and publicly announce them.

But this is the party that is interested in ensuring that no one is "disenfranchised"?

I got one word for that: bullshit.

....and I'm not crazy either

United States Geological Survey site shows a 5.4 earthquake centered in Olney Illinois. A 5.4.

That's pretty significant for the center of the US. California would have slept right through that, but for Illinois, that's a damn big shaker.


Laying in bed this morning about 3 minutes ago, I was awakened to the sounds of someone walking upstairs in my house. As I came to consciousness, I realized that my bed was shaking back and forth. As much as I would have like it to have been something else shaking my bed, I started to hear the pocket doors of our closets moving back and forth banging against the rails they run on.
I woke my wife up and said "I think we're having an earthquake"...

Not something you usually feel in Michigan...weird. Haven't seen any confirmation of it on the news yet, but it's early.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

w00t...Sending more terrorists to get their virgins

What amuses me about this particular video (besides the obvious violent termination of these jackasses that would love nothing more than to kill Americans, Europeans, Christians, Jews, or pretty much anyone who doesn't believe in their bastardized worldview), is the comments on the actual YouTube page. Morons, nothing more.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Wow...with the number of April Fools posts on various websites you woulda thought that my endorsement of Obama would have been almost as transparent as the lies he and Hillary tell on the campaign trail.....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


After much thought and soul searching I've come to a conclusion: Ron Paul is not going to win the election. Yes, I know, it's tough to accept, but it's the fact. However, during my time supporting Dr. Paul, I've changed some positions on various subjects and am beginning to re-think some of my previous positions as well. It is with that level of overall emotional self-examination that has allowed me to come to the conclusion that I am announcing here today:

I am voting for Barack Obama for President.

Yes, I know, he's probably the most liberal in a field of pretty liberal candidates. But he is the agent for change that everyone has been talking about. He speaks to all races equally, discussing how white Americans are frustrated with affirmative action and losing their jobs to less qualified minority citizens. He speaks to the frustrations within the medical community where politics have gotten in the way of delivery of care to everyone.
And most of all, he speaks to the frustration of all Americans that we can't move forward on the issue of race. He allows all right-thinking Americans to show that we can support a man based upon his ideas, not his race. He shows that race should NEVER play a part in who you support for any elected position, but rather, the quality of his ideas. And finally, he does an incredibly good job of communicating those ideas via his speeches. After eight years of not exactly the greatest communicator in the world, his press conferences and speeches should be a refreshing change.

Never thought I'd vote for him, but I've finally seen the light.