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Monday, 25 June 2012

Random Shots for Sunday, 24 June 2012

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:16 PM (12:16)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: GOP DELEGATES SUE TO BE FREE FROM ROMNEY

    So you admit that Heather and Mittens suck as candidates? Oh, this is gonna be fun . . .

    Who (or more importantly WHAT) is really “THE ENEMY !!!!” in this situation?

    I think that I spelled out quite concisely what the real problem is previously.

    The truth is that Slick Willard and Heather aren’t going to much (if anything at all!) to reverse the current trends of bigger, more intrusive, more expensive government, compounded by an ever-weakening “dollar”. The “best” that Mittens and Heather will do is slow the downslide of America a little bit.

    Heather and Mittens aren’t my ANY sort of candidates. GET OVER THAT.

    “Ron Paul cashed it in when he did the math– he’ll get a seat at the Convention table. He still has an opportunity to make things happen.”
    “He’s respected by many in the party, and he’ll have his say.”

    This is RNC-speak for “OK, all you Paul voters, RLCers, small-l libertarians, thank you for your time and effort. The whole lot of you can go bunch up in the corners, sit and spin. When we need your money or votes, we’ll let you know.”

    As for calling Heather a “Commie,” it’s closer to the truth than what her supporters put out. Keep it up, Colonel!

    So changing out one sock-puppet (Obama) for another (Mittens) is going to put America back on course?

    How exactly are you going to get better candidates from the likes of Jay McClesky, Monty Newman and Reince Preibus when in the end, you end up supporting the lousy crapbirds running this year? What’s their incentive to provide better offerings? The only way you’ll get better candidates from the machine types is to let them know that you’re not going to automatically support whatever losers they puke up just because those losers have the letter “R” after their names as opposed to other losers with a “D” after their names. And the only way to get that message across to McClesky, Newman and Priebus is for those lousy candidates to LOSE their races, and lose big.

  2. Re: GOP DELEGATES SUE TO BE FREE FROM ROMNEY

    Here’s what I wrote previously about the real problem:

    Defeating Obama is one thing. Defeating the systems and networks that put people like Obama in place is the more important mission. Romney is nothing resembling a good standard-bearer for this – the people who are backing the Romney campaign are the same sorts of people who make the Obama Administration possible.

    Until the premises that underline this mess (something for nothing, might makes right, etc.) are replaced by the premises embodied in the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, all of this Republican-vs.-Democrat schtick is nothing more than an expensive dog-and-pony show.

    For starters, both the Republican and Democrat parties can offer candidates who not only stick to the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in their platforms, but also keep their promises and lead by example.

    Does anyone here realistically see Romney or Obama suddenly seeing the light on that?

    If so, which bridge over the Rio Grande would you like to buy from me?

    Anyone here care to offer up a list of parts of the U.S. Code of which that little Ms. “Small-Government” “Fiscally-Restrained” Heather Wilson sponsored repeals during her tenure in the U.S. Congress (1998 – 2008)?

    <sarcasm>I’m sure it’s a long list.</sarcasm>

    And if you want to insist that Johnson is inferior to Mittens . . . let’s see:

    • Johnson kept New Mexico in the black for eight years without any significant tax hikes, as opposed to Mittens’ hikes on “fees” in Massachusetts.
    • Johnson has been a stalwart supporter of the Second Amendment – hasn’t flip-flopped a bit. See also here and here.
    • Johnson NEVER engineered a state-sponsored takeover of health-care delivery like RomneyCare.

    So far, the main thing “against” both Johnson and Barrie is that neither one of them has the all-important “R” after their names. So forget trivial stuff like principles, premises, the things they say, the track records of those who have held office before – what really matters is whether or not they have that “R” – correct?

  3. Re: GOP DELEGATES SUE TO BE FREE FROM ROMNEY

    “And much as I agree the system needs a complete overhaul, it simply ain’t gonna happen overnight.”

    It’s not going to happen AT ALL with people like Wilson and Romney. I’d say that they’re like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, only this time it’s Hurricane Katrina and the water is almost coming over the top of the levee.

    The big difference is that at least the boy with his finger in the hole was trying to STOP an impending disaster. In contrast, Wilson and Romney have made the hole bigger in the past (Medicare Part D on Heather’s part, Romneycare on Mittens’), and they show ZERO true indication of changing their ways in the future.

    If we elect people who act like RINOs, then it’s our job to show them the light. And the door.

    Keeping them from getting elected in the first place is much, much easier. Hence a good bit of my opposition to Wilson and Romney.

    Once they’re in office, incumbency makes it a whole lot harder to get rid of them. For starters, look at all of the no-charge media that incumbents get – the media rush to cover their every utterance, they get taxpayer-paid no-charge mailings as part of their “keeping in touch with their constituents,” local businesses want to have them stop by for special events, etc., etc. – so much that they have to either leave office voluntarily, get convicted of a crime, or screw up really bad (think Michael or Anthony Weiner).

    Would it be easier to turn HineyLicker, Grisham, and Obysmal ….. OR….. Wilson and Romney into Conservtives ?????

    Once they’re in, they’re IN. It’s a whole lot easier to put someone in office who passes muster before being elected than to change someone who’s already in office.

    Not only that, but the party-machine people who help put them in office – Monty Newman and Jay McClesky for the GOP, Javier Gonzales et al for the Democrats – don’t seem to care one bit if the people they help get there turn out to bad apples, just so long as they have the “correct” partisan affiliation. The first concern of the machine types after self-preservation is most likely maintaining and growing the machine – whether or not the chosen public-arena spotholder is good for the rest of us (as in actually supporting limited government, fiscal restraint and individual rights) comes in third place at best.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Adult Swim: Aqua Something You Know Whatever

NOTES

  1. Reposted – Xanga


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Random Shots for Sunday, 24 June 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 3:14 AM (03:14)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: GOP DELEGATES SUE TO BE FREE FROM ROMNEY

    So you admit that Heather and Mittens suck as candidates? Oh, this is gonna be fun . . .

    Who (or more importantly WHAT) is really “THE ENEMY !!!!” in this situation?

    I think that I spelled out quite concisely what the real problem is previously.

    The truth is that Slick Willard and Heather aren’t going to much (if anything at all!) to reverse the current trends of bigger, more intrusive, more expensive government, compounded by an ever-weakening “dollar”. The “best” that Mittens and Heather will do is slow the downslide of America a little bit.

    Heather and Mittens aren’t my ANY sort of candidates. GET OVER THAT.

    “Ron Paul cashed it in when he did the math– he’ll get a seat at the Convention table. He still has an opportunity to make things happen.”
    “He’s respected by many in the party, and he’ll have his say.”

    This is RNC-speak for “OK, all you Paul voters, RLCers, small-l libertarians, thank you for your time and effort. The whole lot of you can go bunch up in the corners, sit and spin. When we need your money or votes, we’ll let you know.”

    As for calling Heather a “Commie,” it’s closer to the truth than what her supporters put out. Keep it up, Colonel!

    So changing out one sock-puppet (Obama) for another (Mittens) is going to put America back on course?

    How exactly are you going to get better candidates from the likes of Jay McClesky, Monty Newman and Reince Preibus when in the end, you end up supporting the lousy crapbirds running this year? What’s their incentive to provide better offerings? The only way you’ll get better candidates from the machine types is to let them know that you’re not going to automatically support whatever losers they puke up just because those losers have the letter “R” after their names as opposed to other losers with a “D” after their names. And the only way to get that message across to McClesky, Newman and Priebus is for those lousy candidates to LOSE their races, and lose big.

  2. Re: GOP DELEGATES SUE TO BE FREE FROM ROMNEY

    Here’s what I wrote previously about the real problem:

    Defeating Obama is one thing. Defeating the systems and networks that put people like Obama in place is the more important mission. Romney is nothing resembling a good standard-bearer for this – the people who are backing the Romney campaign are the same sorts of people who make the Obama Administration possible.

    Until the premises that underline this mess (something for nothing, might makes right, etc.) are replaced by the premises embodied in the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, all of this Republican-vs.-Democrat schtick is nothing more than an expensive dog-and-pony show.

    For starters, both the Republican and Democrat parties can offer candidates who not only stick to the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in their platforms, but also keep their promises and lead by example.

    Does anyone here realistically see Romney or Obama suddenly seeing the light on that?

    If so, which bridge over the Rio Grande would you like to buy from me?

    Anyone here care to offer up a list of parts of the U.S. Code of which that little Ms. “Small-Government” “Fiscally-Restrained” Heather Wilson sponsored repeals during her tenure in the U.S. Congress (1998 – 2008)?

    <sarcasm>I’m sure it’s a long list.</sarcasm>

    And if you want to insist that Johnson is inferior to Mittens . . . let’s see:

    • Johnson kept New Mexico in the black for eight years without any significant tax hikes, as opposed to Mittens’ hikes on “fees” in Massachusetts.
    • Johnson has been a stalwart supporter of the Second Amendment – hasn’t flip-flopped a bit. See also here and here.
    • Johnson NEVER engineered a state-sponsored takeover of health-care delivery like RomneyCare.

    So far, the main thing “against” both Johnson and Barrie is that neither one of them has the all-important “R” after their names. So forget trivial stuff like principles, premises, the things they say, the track records of those who have held office before – what really matters is whether or not they have that “R” – correct?

  3. Re: GOP DELEGATES SUE TO BE FREE FROM ROMNEY

    “And much as I agree the system needs a complete overhaul, it simply ain’t gonna happen overnight.”

    It’s not going to happen AT ALL with people like Wilson and Romney. I’d say that they’re like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, only this time it’s Hurricane Katrina and the water is almost coming over the top of the levee.

    The big difference is that at least the boy with his finger in the hole was trying to STOP an impending disaster. In contrast, Wilson and Romney have made the hole bigger in the past (Medicare Part D on Heather’s part, Romneycare on Mittens’), and they show ZERO true indication of changing their ways in the future.

    If we elect people who act like RINOs, then it’s our job to show them the light. And the door.

    Keeping them from getting elected in the first place is much, much easier. Hence a good bit of my opposition to Wilson and Romney.

    Once they’re in office, incumbency makes it a whole lot harder to get rid of them. For starters, look at all of the no-charge media that incumbents get – the media rush to cover their every utterance, they get taxpayer-paid no-charge mailings as part of their “keeping in touch with their constituents,” local businesses want to have them stop by for special events, etc., etc. – so much that they have to either leave office voluntarily, get convicted of a crime, or screw up really bad (think Michael or Anthony Weiner).

    Would it be easier to turn HineyLicker, Grisham, and Obysmal ….. OR….. Wilson and Romney into Conservtives ?????

    Once they’re in, they’re IN. It’s a whole lot easier to put someone in office who passes muster before being elected than to change someone who’s already in office.

    Not only that, but the party-machine people who help put them in office – Monty Newman and Jay McClesky for the GOP, Javier Gonzales et al for the Democrats – don’t seem to care one bit if the people they help get there turn out to bad apples, just so long as they have the “correct” partisan affiliation. The first concern of the machine types after self-preservation is most likely maintaining and growing the machine – whether or not the chosen public-arena spotholder is good for the rest of us (as in actually supporting limited government, fiscal restraint and individual rights) comes in third place at best.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Adult Swim: Aqua Something You Know Whatever

NOTES

  1. Reposted – WordPress


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This blog entry created with gedit and Notepad++.

A Challenge to Republican Candidates

Filed under: Philosophy, Politics, Quizzes / Surveys — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:16 AM (02:16)

Current mood: amused, cynical

This is a challenge for all of those Republican candidates who like to portray themselves as supporting free markets, fiscal restraint, individual rights and Constitutionally-limited government.

For legislative-branch candidates
(U.S. Congress, the Roundhouse, County Commission)

Name TEN (10) EXISTING instances of spending that you want to eliminate outright from the budget that you’ll have some say over, should you be elected.

Name TEN (10) EXISTING regulations over the private sector that you will sponsor legislation to repeal, should you be elected to office.

Name TEN (10) EXISTING agencies that you will seek to defund and shut down, should you be elected.

For executive-branch candidates
(President, etc.)

Name TEN (10) EXISTING instances of spending that you want to eliminate outright from the budget that you’ll have some say over, should you be elected.

Name TEN (10) EXISTING regulations over the private sector that you WILL push your corresponding legislative branch to repeal, should you be elected to office.

Name TEN (10) EXISTING executive-branch actions over the private sector that you WILL FULLY REVOKE, should you be elected to office.

Name TEN (10) EXISTING agencies that you will seek to defund and shut down, should you be elected.


Redistribution of this post is fully encouraged. By any medium necessary. RE-POST FREELY!

My intent here? Simple – Republicans generally like to spin themselves as being the fiscally-restrained “adults” in the poliitcal arena, as the people who will respect your Constitutionally-guaranteed individual rights and the free market. Then once elected, they govern like moderate Democrats, sponsoring “emergency” legislation for public buildings to be built in five to ten years, appropriating 300K for a study to determine whether it’s safe or unsafe to drive while drowsy, stuff like that. So let’s get them on the record for some specifics where their “free-market” rhetoric is concerned.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. NMPolitics.org


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