Monday, November 5, 2007

It Could Be a Green World

The American news media is bombarding us almost daily with news reports about global warming. Scientists are paraded around on every news station, trying to prove - with facts - their side of the issue. Who politically are we supposed to side with, the Democrats or the Republicans? Whether you believe we are killing our environment or not, it seems that the American people aren't willing to go "green" unless it benefits them financially. Saving the environment could possibly be only a small benefit of utilizing green technology.

I would be willing to bet that most people buy hybrid automobiles or energy efficient home appliances, for the simple reason it keeps their wallets a little fatter. People like Al Gore look at this purely from a financial aspect. He has made millions of dollars by scaring people with false statements and producing movies with flat out lies. One example that comes to mind is when Mr. Gore inconveniently... errrr... incorrectly stated the warmest year on record. The actual warmest year on record was back in 1934. And he is leading this global warming political frenzy. So lets break it down to the bare essentials and take the politics out of it. What are we left with? The simple answer

Our civilization has evolved technologically faster in the last 100 years than all previous human history. So why can't we find other ways to produce energy than burning oil? We can, we just won't. There is an impression out there, that leads you to believe that wanting "Green" energy means you are a liberal. Again lets take politics out of it. There are numerous ways to harness energy whether it be from nuclear, hydro-electric, solar or wind sources. These sources are probably less costly in the long run than how we are producing energy now. All that's required to capture "free" energy is to build and maintain equipment to acquire it and store it.

Oil for example is highly regulated from a global entity that can drive prices to heat our homes or fill our car's gas tank through the roof. Wouldn't it be nice to know that to heat or cool your home is going to be roughly the same price year to year? It could be. With huge fields of solar panels built in areas where the sun shines almost every day of the year, the energy could be stored in large capacitors for future use and there would always be a reserve. In areas of high wind, put up large windmills. Hydro-electric power would be constant year round. Nuclear energy even with it's high potential for disaster is a great way to produce power.

Nuclear facilities built today would undoubtedly be safer than the ones built 30 years ago. We've learned a lot the few times where reactors have failed. This might sound a little crazy, but the waste produced from nuclear facilities could be shot out into space with large rockets. We would never need to store it besides the time it sits waiting to be exported out of this world.

Our nation could be completely self sufficient and devoid of energy dependance from foreign nations if we wanted to be. I have no doubt about that. The technology is there. What frustrates me is that we aren't pursuing it. I believe the reason being, is because this has been a political issue instead of a technology issue. People get annoyed listening to Congressman and Senators whine about issues such as this. Our two major political parties are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars and years worth of time bickering back and forth instead of just doing it.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

General "Betray us"

That's right, you heard it a month ago, a play on the name of General David Petraeus. The attacks keep coming from the hateful liberals. Here is a United States General, who was appointed unanimously to the position he now holds of leading the troops in Iraq getting slammed in a discounted full page advertisement in the New York Times written by no other than the website that owns the Democratic Party,

At the time he was appointed, nobody thought he was anything but the right choice for the job, so why now are the very people that were responsible for appointing him, calling him a liar? If he was a liar and a manipulator, I don't think he'd be holding that position. And if the liberals really do think think this way, then they should be thrown in jail for knowingly appointing a liar, right?

I find it hard to believe that a four star general is a liar and siding with Republicans (Bush in particular) when he wrote that report. The military is apolitical in general, and cares about nothing besides accomplishing the mission. Yes, each individual has their own thoughts and views, but when it boils down to it, they do what is ordered of them without question. So why do the liberals think that General Petraeus is taking sides? I can find nothing that leads me to believe that he is anything but a honorable, intelligent, well educated (can you say Ph.d), selfless hero.

After listening to the Democrats rip this guy apart, I felt angered and bewildered at the same time. I knew it was going to happen based on the left dismissing his report weeks before he even released copies for everyone to read, but couldn't understand why they were so harsh in the process. Petraeus knew it was going to be so bad, he had to give a disclaimer before he addressed Congress, informing them that his report was approved by no one and were his words only. I fully believe that he in no way, shape or form, was told what to write in his report and definitely didn't write it to please the President. Ultimately it probably did, but only because what he reported was true.

What really irritates me, is that no one is calling out the Democrats for their ignorant, despicable behavior. This would have been a great opportunity for the Republicans to show America that the filth resides in the Democrats. I couldn't even finish listening to Patreaus talk because every time a sicko Democrat would speak, I wanted to throw up.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Air Force: Part I

For the past 5 or so years, I’ve served in the United States Air Force. I love my country and what it stands for. My decision to join the military came the day after September 11, 2001 (that’s September 12, 2001 for you liberals). As everyone does, I can remember where I was, what I was doing and who I was talking to when I first heard about the planes hitting the World Trade Center. I can remember setting up an old black and white television at work (I don’t even know where we got it from) and being glued to the screen as the second plane was hitting. I could not believe what I was witnessing live.

I also remember returning home from work and staring intently at the tv screen all night, wondering what was going to happen next. It was at this point, I actually started caring about what was happening in the world. I couldn’t tell you if I was a Democrat or a Republican before September 11, 2001. I cared nothing about politics and didn’t have a clue as to where I stood politically. The local bars I frequented didn’t matter anymore, my car stereo didn’t matter anymore, every thing seemed insignificant to me after seeing the World Trade Centers fall. That was a life-changing day for me. It took 24 hours from the time I saw the heinous terrorist act, to the time I was in the recruiter’s office telling him “Where do I sign?”

My little brother was leaving for Air Force Basic Training that week, but I waited until January of 2002 to take the ASVAB and then another few months to actually leave myself. After having my own apartment for just under two years and not having a care in the world, Basic Training was quite a shock. I can honestly say that I did not enjoy that experience. Almost everyone I talk to now says, “Awe, basic wasn’t that bad, I had a blast.” Well I didn’t, it sucked and was quite unpleasant if you ask me. I learned a lot about myself during that time however and what I am capable of. I know how I handle pressure, how I take someone screaming at me, and what my physical limits are. I know how far someone can push me before I snap and what I do when I snap. I am a better person now that I have gone through that.

My first trip to Washington DC

After a much needed two month summer break, I’ll be posting quite regularly again. I’ve had quite a bit on my plate and things have slowed down drastically in life in general. So for all those people who might actually read these, you’re in luck.

This past weekend, I experienced why this country exists, how great it really is, and why I do what I do (as explained later in another post). I took a much needed trip and went to Washington DC with a good friend of mine. I have lived not two hours from there for the past 5 years, and I still hadn’t taken the time to experience what makes this nation the greatest country on Earth.

The first stop on our agenda was to visit the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Trying to explain how magnificent that museum is would do it no justice, but I’ll try anyway. The entrance opens immediately to a few of the Apollo space mission vessels. Enormous rockets, the space station (our side and the Russians), various Neil Armstrong items, a vehicle driven on the moon, an exhaust piece from a space shuttle, and the first private aircraft to fly above our atmosphere were just a few of the space items on display.

There were little displays off the main open areas on each of the two floors that had their own theme. One display was a tribute to the Wright Brothers. The main attraction in that display was their first aircraft. It had been reupholstered with new cloth in the 1980’s, but it is the actual flyer. I was in awe just to see the very first aircraft ever and to see how far we’ve come in the short 100 years of aviation.

Another display showed World War I aircraft which was pretty amazing to see considering flight wasn’t possible just a decade or so earlier. Then, all of a sudden we are mounting guns onto aircraft and fighting wars with them. The different designs were pretty ingenious. Some front engine mounted aircraft had machine guns timed to fire in-between the propellers as they pass. Others had rear mounted engines that sat behind the person. I could go on and on about all the aircraft that I saw, but it’s better to just see it in person. I would highly recommend that everyone at some point go see this museum.

Since the American History museum is in under renovation, there were roughly 150 items on display at the NASM. I can not wait to see that museum when it opens. There were costumes from the original Wizard of Oz as well as Judy Garland’s shoes and a video camera that was used to shoot the film. Star wars robots CP3O and R2D2 were quite a hit and took the longest to see because of the long line. Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, George Washington’s uniform and General Custer’s uniform, were prominently displayed. A baseball signed by Babe Ruth was among my favorites there however.

After the NASM, we ventured over to the National Archives. We knew we weren’t going to get much time to see everything, so we went straight to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. When our time came to see the documents, I could not believe that I was witnessing on display the single most important documents in the world. I was in again in awe as I stood there reading “We the people.” Handwritten and signed over two centuries earlier by our forefathers. After we left the archives, our last stop was to see the Capitol building…simply amazing. I never realized how huge that building actually was and how beautiful either. All in all, it was a great trip and I learned a lot about our country’s accomplishments.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Iraq was the wrong move?

So America's left believes that Iraq was the wrong place to invade. Strategically, where else should we have gone that would have been a better place to not only fight terrorists and lay down a place to fight them, but rid a country of a dictator that was destabilizing the entire region as well? The Air Force can launch an attack from any number of our bases located in the middle east. Our Navy can enter from the Persian Gulf. The Army can enter from Kuwait (where fuel right now is free for us as long as we are entering Iraq). It seems that Iraq, logically, was a very smart move...right?

Al Qaida was moving in to Iraq before the US even invaded. Should we have waited until Sadaam and Al Qaida had a strong established relationship? I don't think so. Sadaam was already giving intelligence to Al Qaida and minimally funding them. We haven't found WMDs? Yet, another fallacy. I guess the Polish never found cyclosarin gas then in 2004. Nope, 17 warheads containing that very deadly chemical were never found. The multiple times our soldiers have found barrels upon barrels of chemicals left over from the Iraq-Iran war weren't ever found either. Oh yeah, and one barrel equals 55 gallons. A few drops of cyclosarin can kill how many people? The warheads we found months after that tested positive for again...cyclosarin weren't found either and those reports were lies also.

Our soldiers to date have found 500+ instances of chemicals the last I checked. So when will the Democrats admit that we were right. Oh yeah, our President already admitted that didn't find WMD's. Thanks. Why didn't the administration ever highlight these instances and tell the American public about them? Maybe the uneducated, naive people of America might actually support what we are doing in Iraq instead of siding with the mentally ill left.

I was listening to the Sean Hannity show last year, and there was a guest host. He conducted an interview with Sadaam's number 2 officer Georges Sada. He said Sadaam didn't believe the United States was actually going to invade until almost right before we did. His job was to gut Boeing planes, stuff them full of WMD's, Documents pertaining to them and ship them out of the country. Sadaam being the intelligent - and I'm not lying about this - person that he was, wouldn't tell Sada where he was shipping them. Smart move in case he was ever captured. Sada also said that he was the only person that ever told Sadaam no, and lived to tell about it. He would not participate in brutal killing of innocent Iraqi civilians.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Democrat's Creed

I Democrat, agree to demoralize America as much as I can.

I promise to say treasonous statements about sitting and past presidents and their administrations because I know that the media will mention my statements (briefly), but there will be no repercussions for doing so.

I promise to tell the world about our military plans and strategies.

I will keep our enemies informed to the best of my ability.

I will do whatever I can to get into office by making promises to people that I know I can not and have no intention of keeping.

I promise to dismiss history all together and rewrite it the way I see fit.

When presented with facts, I will dismiss it as propaganda.

I will allow open borders as long as foreigners "promise" they won't enter our country illegally, and if they do, I will ensure there are social programs available for them once they arrive. I believe in a speedy path to citizenship if they do break our immigration laws as well.

I will have the balls to agree to war under the condition that no one is killed - on either side - and only if we leave before our mission is accomplished.

I promise to use the word "progressive" to hide the fact that I am a liberal.

I believe the only true marriage is between a Man and a Man or a Women and a Women.

I promise to create as much racism in our country as possible so I can use that to further my own political agenda.

I promise to deny the fact that our country was founded by Christians.

I will do whatever I can in my power to allow all radical Ismalists to roam free in our country without harassment.

I promise to erase pride in America by any means possible because I know that America is the worst country on Earth. I will make statements frequently to that effect as well.

I promise to only debate on television networks that are exclusively liberal.

I will refuse to answer any hard questions that is asked of me by the media or by the general public.

I promise to raise taxes to the point that collapses our economy. I firmly believe lowering taxes has always proven to lower the governments revenue and has never gotten us out of debt.

I promise to socialize America as much as possible so every citizen is dependent on the government.

I understand that communism is the only way of government.

I understand that democracy should be considered a swear word.

I promise to befriend any and all dictators in the world because they are such nice people really.

I agree with all the above statements with all my heart, I am a Democrat.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

It Takes Who To Raise A Child?

"It takes a village to raise a child," says Hilliary Clinton. Yeah right. That is just an excuse to let parents believe it's not their fault their kids are growing up to be hoodlums and gang-bangers. It's a term to push the blame off of the parents and push it on to society. Society has failed your child? Give me a break. It's clearly everyone else's fault but your own that your kid is the reason I lock my car doors at night and deadbolt our house.

Believe it or not, I don't blame the children (as much as the parents) for behaving like idiots. Look at what their parents aren't monitoring. I challenge anyone to convince me that what our children see on television does not influence them in any way. The television, video games and internet have taken over playing baseball and building forts. Everyone loves their digital cable with hundreds of channels and their internet that allows them to browse from one website to another in a fraction of a second. What parents don't realize, is that when they use those to "babysit" their kids instead of playing catch or riding bikes with them, their kids are watching programs that even they wouldn't want to watch because of the vulgarity/sex/violence. The video games these days have ratings that explain exactly what kind of content is in them. Do you think parents even look at the rating of the game when purchasing it for their kids...I think not. Take notice of the amount of kids that play Grand Theft Auto, and still tell me that their parents monitor their activities.

Kids don't have real role models any longer. The role models I had while growing up consisted of Michael Jordan, Nolan Ryan, and yes even the President of the United States. Kids today think President Bush is an idiot and a liar. Yup, their parents are teaching them that the president of the greatest nation in the world is an idiot and a liar. Who do kids these days idolize? Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Hugh Hefner and Britney Spears. Hollywood drama and smut have taken over every news channel, television station and internet site. You can't look anywhere without hearing about Lohan's drug problems, or flip through the channels without seeing Hugh Hefner exploit all of his girlfriend(s) on national television, or even go to your favorite search engine without seeing some article about the next tragic event in celebrity X's life. Why is this? Is it because America is so indulged in our pop culture, that this IS who we want our kids idolizing. I for one, do not. I couldn't care less about Anne Nicole Smith or even want my kid to know who she is or was, much less hear that name every day for 4 months. I don't wish death on anyone (maybe every terrorist or dictator in the world), but when you live a lifestyle like she did, you can not feel bad for her. Her death was front page news for months...why? You mean to tell me that there was no more important news to report than the death of Anne Nicole Smith for 4 straight months?

It is definitely harder today than ever to raise your child. There is no question about that. It takes a lot of dedication to make sure your young one isn't exposed to the things that he/she shouldn't be exposed to. That's what being a parent is all about however. Teaching your child about what's right and what's wrong is very important. God knows that there are plenty of examples out there of what's wrong. Teaching your child how to make the most of himself/herself is what will ensure their success later on down the road. Unfortunately, I have seen horrible parenting in our society. Some things that I have seen just out in public are enough to confirm my thoughts on that.

It doesn't take a village to raise a child. It takes parents to raise a child. Teach your kids right from wrong. Spend time with them. Love them and give them morals. Show them what it means to be good citizens. Don't pawn them off every chance you get. Monitor what they are doing and watching. If this is too much to handle, then by all means, do not have children.