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Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 2008 | 3 Comments | Posted in History, Libtards, Support the Troops

God bless our armed forces who died on that day.

Of course, there are always some assholes who will try and say that Pearl Harbor was our fault:

The high-handed tone of the Hull Note of November 26, demanding Japan’s withdrawal of all its troops from China, was a final blow to the moderates in Japan’s government, who still hoped for diplomatic negotiations. By this time, many policymakers were convinced that the US was not ready to hear them out. It was ultimately in the name of saving Asia for all Asians from what was regarded as western arrogance that the government united to wage war. On December 1, it was decided that the war would commence in six days.

It was the “Hull Ultimatum”, but yes, how dare we demand that Japan stop invading China and massacring it’s people like they did at Nanjing.  We should have said ‘pretty please’ and begged them, because that sure would have been more effective.

And then of course comes my favorite part

With almost 70 years of hindsight, Pearl Harbor should offer some lessons for US foreign policy today. Despite obvious differences between Pearl Harbor and recent Islamist terrorist tactics, they show the common desire of self-proclaimed Davids to topple their Goliaths in a clearly lop-sided battle. These Davids depend on western technologies to overcome imbalances of power, and are driven by a sense of real or imagined humiliation.

Yep, there it is “real or imagined humiliation”.  Doesn’t matter what the reality is, just what their perception of reality is.  Gosh, they think we insulted them by not converting to Islam so gosh golly we better apologize right now.

This the kind of useless jerk who will blame everything on everyone except the person that is actually responsible.  Crime?  It’s the fault of the wealthy for having stuff to steal.  Pearl Harbor, it’s the US fault for taking a stand with an ally;  9-11?  Well of course it’s our fault because of the “imagined humiliation” that those poor terrorist suffered from because we actually exist.

The good thing about the free west is that you can say what you will; the bad thing is that people like this moron actually say stuff at all.

Now isn’t this special

November 23rd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in History, People are Stupid

We have all had moments, some of us more than others, where we have decided that our elected representative it a complete tool who never once took an American history or civics course in their life.  Well, now there is evidence that while they might have been in the class they didn’t bother to learn much while they were there.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute recently did a study and found that not only our the politicians ignorant of what a free market system actually is, they also found that 71% of Americans are ignorant on some of the basic principles and history of our government and country.

– 30 percent of elected officials do not know that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are the inalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence; and 20 percent falsely believe that the Electoral College “was established to supervise the first presidential debates”
– Almost 40 percent of all respondents falsely believe the president has the power to declare war
– 40 percent of those with a bachelor’s degree do not know business profit equals revenue minus expenses
– Only 54 percent with a bachelor’s degree correctly define free enterprise as a system in which individuals create, exchange and control goods and resources
– 20.7 percent of Americans falsely believe that the Federal Reserve can increase or decrease government spending

This isn’t rocket science, hell, it isn’t even science, it’s basic government knowledge and history and yet seven out of every ten people FAILED this quiz.

Think about that for a moment.

These are people from all walks of life, all educational levels, both liberals and conservatives.  Not one area of our society was immune from this ignorance of how our founding fathers wanted our country to operate.  The vast majority of people living in the United States of America have no idea how it was supposed to run.

Combine this with a population that is easily manipulated by the press into voting for a candidate that they know little to nothing about and we come to the current state of affairs that we have in the United States now.

Our schools are more concerned with teaching to a test rather than teaching facts and critical thinking.  This attitude is backed up by a government that determines school funding by how many kids pass the test, which means that teachers who want to keep their jobs will make sure every child is drilled over an over to make sure they are ready for test day.

If I was a cynical person I would almost think that our government wanted our kids to be badly educated, ignorant and easily lead to the slaughterhouse.  I mean, if that were the case they would be able to do all kinds of things that would have our founding fathers turning over in their graves, stuff like $700 Billion dollar bailouts and trying to pass weapons bans that go against the second amendment.

Naw, that would never happen….

Oh, and my score was 93.94%.  Yea, I am that good.

Veteran’s Day

November 11th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in History

I served during the Gulf War, my father served in Korea, My grandfather and grand-uncles served in WWII.  All my great uncles paid the ultimate price to protect the country that they loved.  One day my children, my nephew or niece may serve.  I hope there is never a need for them to fight, but I hope they have the courage to do so when required.

A wish for God’s protection to our soldiers on the field and peace to those that have served and come home.

***UPDATE***

Read about one of the bravest of us all, Colonel John Ripley.  If you don’t know who he is, now is a good time to learn

It’s over for now

November 7th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in History

Well, B Hussen Obama was elect president and there weren’t any riots in the streets or people being viciously beaten by roving gangs of conservatives. How much you want to bet it would have been a different story if he had lost?

That is the real difference between conservatives and the new liberals. When we lose we accept it, move on, and plan for the next fight. Lefty Liberals don’t; instead they scream, cry, hold protests and demand the courts to step in. A perfect example is Proposition 8, it passed here in California and what has been happening since then? Protests and demands that the court overturn it.

So for the next four years we will have a president that I have heard many liberals compare to Jimmy Carter, this doesn’t fill me with a warm fuzzy feeling. The best one was “He’s a great thinker, just like Carter. He can take all this information in and assimilate it and then he come out with these brilliant ideas.”  Yes, we’ve seen the brilliant ideas Carter came up with, which is why he is the worst president ever.

In the end the United States will survive this, but it shows what happens when an education system fails to teach our youth to think critically about issues; what happens when we have a society that starts to think that they shouldn’t have to work for what they want and instead the government should take care of them, and what happens when the press become more about propaganda than actual information.

In four years I’ll pull the lever again and it will be for Palin, if she decides to run.  I just hope in four years that the Republican party can remember what being conservative is all about.  If they can’t, the I guess I will join Bill Whittle’s Piranha Party.

But here are the real questions I have:

1- Drawings of Bush showing him as a chip were fine, can we do the same with Obama or is that Racist?

2 – Comparing Bush to Hitler was fine, so can we now point to Obama’s policies and call him a socialist or is that Racist?

3 – Making fun of how Bush talks was fine, so can we now make fun of how Obama stammers around when he is off the teleprompter or is that Racist?

4 – Calling Bush ‘Dubya’ seemed to be OK for the left, so can we refer to Obama as Hussein or is that Racist too??

That’s the problem with having a new president, you have to find out what is fine and what isn’t.  All such a bother, really.

The Fourth of November

November 4th, 2008 | 3 Comments | Posted in History

Today is the day. Election Day, a time when all citizens have the right and obligation to go and vote for the direction that we want this country to go, and who we want to lead.

My wife and I have done our ballots and cast our lots. I won’t be home tonight to see the results, nor will I be at McCain headquarters here. Nope, I’ll be at work which kind of sucks but since I have to pay my taxes to support the 40% in this country that don’t pay any, it what has to be done. Besides, according to Joe “I’m not a plumber” Biden it’s patriotic to pay more in taxes, so if Obama wins you can bet we will all be very patriotic, indeed.

The saddest part about today is how many people I know at work who are voting and when I ask them what their reasons are for picking Obama the response is almost always “Well, he sounds really good.” Or “McCain is old and Obama is hip.” Then, when I start asking them probing questions about things like Obama’s fund raising, or his connection to socialist causes the response is the same as well “Gee, I never heard about that, are you sure it’s true?”

But my favorite reason that people give me for voting for Obama is “Well, he’s going to take all that money away from the rich.”

When I ask why they are so jealous and envious that someone has more money than they do it’s always the same “Well, it’s not FAIR.”

“Well, how bout you work hard and get a good job and you can become rich too. Just save your money up and invest it wisely.”

That always gets a look like I grew a third eye. “That would take YEARS!!!”

So, it comes down to this, those of us that think that hard work should pay off in the end and not be punished for it versus those who think that they shouldn’t have to work for that 55” plasma TV that they want so they can watch American Idol in style.

I’ve chosen my side, and win or lose we’ll go at it again in another four years.

MLK Jr Was a Republican

September 14th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in History, Loving the GOP

Read this over at Wolf Howling.  Among the other interesting facts posted:

 The Republican Party – the party of Abraham Lincoln – was borne in 1854 out of opposition to slavery.

– The party of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan was, as Jeffrey Lord points out in an article at the WSJ, the Democratic Party. And Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) is the only living member of the Senate who was once a member of the KKK.

– The 13th (abolishing slavery), 14th (due process for all citizens) and 15th (voting rights cannot be restriced on the basis of race) Amendments to the Constitution were enacted by Republicans over Democratic opposition.

So, as always, all I can say is go, read, enjoy