Pain on the Cain Train

For those who are keeping up on politics and have heard about the sexual harassment accusations laid at Cain’s feet, I hope to clarify a few things here.

1. In my opinion, these claims are frivolous. I’m hoping the situation is that these were gold digger ladies or highly sensitive ladies who, like many others in the 90’s, threw the SH accusation whenever the wind blew wrong (doing a major disservice to people who were actually sexually harrassed).

2. Companies will pay out on these claims because the cost to litigate is more than the payoff. If you have no virtue, you can sue a company or government for all sorts of discriminations, and if the payout is less than litigation, they just might pay it.

3. Cain handled answering the claims VERY badly.

3a. He had 10 days to come up with a decent complete answer before the information was published.

3b. When the info was released Cain had 4 different answers on day 1. With 10 days prep time, he should have had 1 very good answer, or better yet, released the info ahead of Politico.

3c. On Day 2, he played the race card and blamed Perry for the leak (not Romney). This, unfortunately, makes Cain look petty. I doubt Perry was the source of the leak.

4. Perry deflected stating it was probably Romney who leaked. “I could see him doing that.” (Real slick, Rick, you sleaze.) For the record, I don’t think Perry or his campaign are the leak either.

5. Romney and his campaign have no knowledge of any of this besides what is in the media currently. Despite petty commentators at sites like Red State who actually accussed the leak of being in Romney’s SuperPAC (the guy is in Perry’s SuperPAC) and Limbaugh who made the allusion that it was Romney, it was not Romney who made the leak. Romney is a classy guy and proves this over and over (including his answer to Cain’s trouble on ABC yesterday).

6. I was really hoping Cain would get a VP consideration. The handling of this situation and other situations proves he is not ready for either the POTUS or the VP nod. This makes me sad. his campaign staff are the minor leagues in a major league campaign.

The media and so-called conservative commentators are doing the GOP no favors through these accusations, their lying about people’s records (especially Romney’s), and their blaming anyone without proof.

Israel and Obama

President Buffoon… I mean Obama, is no friend of the Jewish people. He proved it again today. I’ve blogged about this issue before.

I always thought the US would always stand for Israel. But what President Obama is requesting is that Israel shrink itself to 8 miles wide, down from 45 miles. This would give the Palestinians fish in a barrel. They could easily lob their missiles anywhere into Israel. What’s amazing is that there is at least one Jewish group, J Street, that supports “wholeheartedly” what the President has said.

As I said, I always thought we’d support Israel, I NEVER thought we’d be the ones that would enable Israel’s enemies to begin the events foretold in Revelations. It would be interesting if Romney gets elected and is President during the Second Coming.

Obama care

In an idiotic move, the House passed the Health Care reform bill late on a Saturday night. What can we do? Because our elected leaders are obviously not listening to us.

It is telling that Pelosi (can you not find a more stupid person in a position for an intelligent person?) likened this passage to the passage of Social Security and Medicare. Look, the working class are paying for the current Social Security payments. That was not how it was supposed to work. It was supposed to work that you paid into your own Social Security payments. Soon the working class will be paying for last years Social Security payments… and it’s going to get worse. FAILED social program #1. And Medicare. That program, while beneficial to our senior citizens is so fraught with fraud it is amazing. That program also spends out more and more every year. FAILED social program #2. I liken what they are trying to do to the Education system. FAILED social program #3. Why is it failed? They keep throwing money at it and yet acknowledge that our kids are falling behind the rest of the world. The citizen has to pay for public school even if they have no kids. And if their kid goes to private school, they get docked twice, once for private school and once for the public school tax.

The details of this bill are downright scary! It’s not advisable, but it is currently a choice not to be insured. Under this bill you will pay to have insurance or pay not to have insurance.

On a more personal note. The passage of this bill may hurt the medical industry in Louisville pretty severely. With the auto industry not doing so well and then the medical industry, this town will need to find something else. I guess alcoholism and gambling is the next industry in line here. :-p (Not that I advocate either one.)

Did these idiots not learn from the former Soviet Union that socialism does not work! The USofA ran the USSR bankrupt because the free market proves a better way.

I will accept socialism, as long as it comes with the United Order. I will only accept the United Order as long as Jesus is the head of it. And that’s not going to happen until He comes again (which can’t be too soon! … so repent! :^)

The New World Under Obama

While listening to Rush Limbaugh today, he played quotes from our errant President Obama while he was speaking to the UN (I think). Anyway, one of the things I thought I had blogged about, but I guess I’ve only mentioned it to Noelle in conversation, is about the US-Israel relationship and my thoughts about the “last days”.

In reading about the last days in the book of Revelations, it seems to me that Israel is going to be surrounded by enemies, but there will be two prophets that guide Israel’s armies to protect the Israelites until they themselves were slaughtered and, three days later (hmm), resurrected and taken into heaven. It was always my belief that the United States would always be there for Israel to protect them.

Since Obama became president, my fear is that they would not be protected. Obama has confirmed my fear in his speech yesterday.

Baron Hill
In a very humorous video on YouTube, Baron Hill, one of Indiana’s Representatives in the Congress, he claims that the Town Hall meeting is his, which I will grant him. But he does state, “this is my Town Hall meeting for you.” That starts to get very iffy.

He then goes on to say “you’re not goin’ to tell me how to run my congressional office.” Umm, Mr. Baron Hill? I have a question for you, and for Madam Barbara Boxer and all other “Representatives”. To whom do you “Represent”? Is it yourself, your state, your monetary supporters, or the people of your state? Did you earn this position or did the people give you this position? Politicians… get your head out of the sand. The People give you the ability to govern the land. You did not earn this. You have no expectation of continued service. You must represent the people and govern the land based on what’s good for the people. And you are not exempt from the policies you make. The People are getting tired of it.

Gov. Sanford’s poor use of the Bible

In yet another show of ignorance and hypocrisy by those who would confess to be Christians and know the Bible, Gov. Sanford attempted to use the story of King David as an example of why he should remain governor of his state, though he fled his post for a tryst with a lady that is not his wife.

If you don’t know, his wife found out about the affair back in January, they talked and she was willing to work it out with her husband. Obviously, his words were just that, as his actions spoke louder.

Then he goes and says this:
What I find interesting is the story of David, and the way in which he fell mightily fell in very, very significant ways, but then picked up the pieces and built from there,” Sanford told members of his cabinet. [FoxNews]

IDIOT! Does he not remember what happened to Kind David and his kingdom?! It fell apart, devolving into anarchy, wickedness, and sin. And of David? He lost the prize and his earthly rewards. Is this what Gov. Sanford wants? King David did indeed pick up, but he lost all of his glory and did not gain it back.

I normally would not comment on this kind of thing, but I really hate it when Christians try to use the Bible and other scriptures to justify their sin. (I’m no saint either, obviously.) I think Gov. Sanford’s wife put it well for their situation, “You would think that a father who didn’t have contact with his children, if he wanted those children, he would toe the line a little bit.” (emphasis mine) [FoxNews]

Here’s a nod for Mitt Romney. You’ll see how this is relevant to the post after reading the post at the link.

Now for something to make you smile:

Great Quote

I just saw a great quote attributed to Winston Churchill:

“You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.”

In searching for verification of the quote, I came upon this site: It has some correct ideas from some of the blurbs I read on its front page. And, as it happens, Jefferson is referring to Jefferson County, Kentucky. I also found another link on that page: that bills itself as the “Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.”

Why John McCain is bad for America

As promised here is my list as to why John McCain is bad for America.

1. He is your typical Washington “insider”. That is, he pulled every dirty trick, including slander, to win the Republican nomination. It is this reason why I think Romney was trying to win, to clean up Washington. If McCain found it so easy to lie and slander during the campaign, can we trust him in the White House?

2. He is a one trick pony… and a bad one at that. His only strength is the Global War on Terror©®™. And he only gets that because he was a prisoner of war. Not to disparage his service, of which I am thankful, but he came in near last in his academy and he was captured during war.

Being a prisoner of war does not make one a good Commander in Chief. He knows the hardships placed upon prisoners. He may take it easy on prisoners. This would, in turn, pose no threat to those who would threaten freedom both within and without the USA. Already, those in “Gitmo” have it better than the homeless and single parent citizens of the United States. Heck, they may even have it better than the criminals in the US prison system. But, I’m off on a tagent.

3. He does not know economics from the right side of the Republican party. And he does not know the right side of the Republican party (he’s tried to push them away and silence them for a long time). Let us just name a few of the bills he has, or has tried, to pass: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman. This last one supports this point. He wants to raise taxes on gas by $0.50! Not only will that kill the strength of our current economy (and don’t let the media fool you, we are in a strong economy!) It is the tax and spend that we’ve been getting since Clinton took office in 1992 (along with the lies about the economy).

4. Let’s get back to McCain’s left leanings. He claims he is republican, but let us look at his recent record.

  • He asked John Kerry to have him as a running mate. The same left leaning John Kerry of the Democrat party.
  • He supported a tax increase on gas in support of the very liberal environmentalists who say we have to worry about global cooling (1970s), er global warming (1980s+), er “climate change”* (2000s). Well, duh, the climate changes. We know this. As a Christian believing nation, we should know this (anyone bother to read their Bibles recently?)
  • He voted against Bush’s tax cuts. Why? The cuts weren’t enough he said. Well, McCain, compromise!! This sounds like a lame excuse. Something a teenager would come up with for not doing something, when the truth would be more embarrassing/hurtful (such as, I support the Democrat party).
  • He wants to grant amnesty to the illegal aliens. While my wife has a soft spot for the hispanic people (and I think they have a beautiful culture that mixes well in the United States and makes us a better nation) these people are breaking the law. I have an idea. Let’s make it easier for LEGAL immigration. Wow, novel idea.

This is a small list, but there are better and more detailed lists to be found elsewhere.

4a. He claims he is the best candidate because he can bring both parties together. I agree that compromise is good… to a point. If you compromise all of your side and allow the other side to have all the advantage, you really haven’t compromised at all, you have given up. He would probably compromise the United States of America to the United Mexican States (Mexico). I say he is wishy-washy, and no better than Bill Clinton who based his politics as the “wind listeth,” or, rather, as the polls dictates.

5. John McCain seems vindictive and proud. What the United States of America needs now is a HUMBLE president. I believe that George Bush is a humble leader, but his voice, which was already small, was completely drowned by the haters.

I quote this site:

So why is everyone so quick to predict McCain may leave the GOP? It is likely a combination of two reasons: one, his dislike and/or jealousy of George Bush… (Alexander, 2002)

John McCain also showed little regard for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. Why Huckabee’s delegates in West Virginia ever agreed to McCain’s delegates’ deal, I’ll never know. But I suspect it is religious. Oh, I’m going on a tangent again.

Anyway, McCain certainly has no respect for those who oppose him. Many feel this was George H.W. Bush’s problem with Bill Clinton, he didn’t respect Clinton and lost. If you don’t understand and respect your enemy, you will lose.

He was always telling his opponents supporters to “Shut-up and fall in line.” Well, I for one, am not going to shut up and I’ve yet to fall in line. At this point, when I turn up at the voting center in November, I will likely write in my choice or not vote for any candidate.

Hmm, why is McCain bad for America… I’ve shown that his one strength, protection against terrorism, is not that strong. I’ve shown his weakness in the economy. I’ve described his pride and his liberalism. McCain is BAD for America.

The problem is, his opponent will be even worse. Here is hoping that if Obama wins his nomination; and, forbid, wins the Presidency, he will be too inexperienced to pull of his socialist agenda. But don’t underestimate him.

Why is it that the mainstream media pulled so hard for McCain? Is it because they figured the democrat nominee would have an easier time winning? Probably. McCain, though the worst choice for right thinking people will become the Republicans Jimmy Carter. Of all my rantings above, I’d rather have him than a socialist in the White House. Still, on principal, I will likely not vote for John McCain.

*The link to has some idiotic summary for an introduction to climate change. The quote they use is this:

“To a patient scientist, the unfolding greenhouse mystery is far more exciting than the plot of the best mystery novel. But it is slow reading, with new clues sometimes not appearing for several years. Impatience increases when one realizes that it is not the fate of some fictional character, but of our planet and species, which hangs in the balance as the great carbon mystery unfolds at a seemingly glacial pace.” — D. Schindler

So, for the past 50 years of studying the climate over the past couple 1000 years (but only accurately for 100-some years), these scientists can accurately claim that the hole in the ozone is caused by humans? Idiots… the above statement even says “it is a slow reading” and “new clues … not appearing for several years.” Several years?! Try several hundred years!

While I want to take care of the planet, and I do my part to keep it clean, I refuse to have others dictate the way I should live… with one exception. And that comes only after humbling myself, repenting, asking God for forgiveness and asking Him what He wants me to do.