Saturday, February 19, 2011
It is hard to believe that teachers, police, firefighters, and the other government paid workers can continue to have guaranteed jobs and do their protesting while at the same time be paid by the very government they are protesting. Teachers say they care about students and that is why they are protesting and yet they leave the classroom as soon as they feel the recession. What a bunch of hypocritical nonsense. The protesting teachers are so selfish that they would leave the children without an education. For years, I mean decadeS, the education industry has had their way with the taxpayers. The very taxpayers paying the teacher salaries are being laid off and the teacher gets to trot through the hard times on the backs of the unemployed. The unemployed are trying to get their kids to school while the teacher protesting the taxpayer because they are not paying enough taxes to give them a comfortable life style. Or by that same token the taxpayer should borrow what they cannot raise in taxes which means these loving teacher would rather the students they teach pay their salary with future taxes they must pay on the debt of the past. My question to these teachers is this: How much of the debt burden would you have been willing to pay if the previous generation saddled you with payroll debt you expect these children to pay in the future.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Please vote! The Primary Election is the battle for the best, most conservative candidate for the November General Election. November is the wrong time to complain about the Republican candidate because at that point you have a choice between a Republican that will have "some" reason to be held account, and a Democrat for which accountability is something that you can count on for the other side. If a Democrat wins in November, you lose valuable influence that even a RINO would be better than a D. That being said the only time we should direct our efforts to removing a RINO is in the Primary and not the General. I only time I encourage third party candidates is if they will bleed away Democrat votes, NOT Republican. Sometimes a third party candidate comes around that is more conservative than the RINO, I admit it is tempting to vote for that third party candidate, but it is to the detriment of the conservative movement to through away a vote that could keep a D out of office. To give up on the system and allow the Democrats to rule the day is not an option and we must fight this temptation. Even the power of incumbency CAN be defeated in the primary if we hold to our convictions and vote them out in the Primary. That is why regardless of who wins in the Republican Primary in March I will be voting a straight ticket Republican ballot in November.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
It’s funny how hard I try not post anything on Facebook that might be mean spirited. I do, in fact, try to post things that are truthful and funny about politics and the human condition. I take great pains not to offend and yet people still want to be offended. I think we take ourselves too seriously and when someone points out a logical flaw in their reasoning, they choose to take the easy road and unfriend. I don't mind the casual Facebook friend doing this. However, the real life friends from years past really discourage me. In that, rather than confront the issue, they just silently fly away thinking that they do not need to be bothered by the likes of some conservative nut job. I want to understand how my long time friends are offended, but they would rather pretend people like me don’t exist.