November 16, 2014
It’s been a while…a lot has happened in my life that has kept me from writing. I retired in August and moved to beautiful North Carolina. I still have hundreds of friends in South Florida, and with technology these days, it is much easier to stay in contact. I am working (a little) for Axa Equitable in financial services, and watching a little news. It is amazing how different attitudes about government and politics are in smaller towns. Washington DC seems far away from the mountains and as I am living in a very “red” county, the actions of an oppressive administration don’t seem to upset the citizens here as much as they did in South Florida. I guess the adage that all politics is local is shown to be true. People here don’t seem to care what DC does. They govern the county how they see fit. I like it.
Obama and and his band of co-conspirators seem to be having trouble covering up all the inadequacies we all (except the liberal clones) knew he had. Benghazi, Obamacare, Fast and Furious, and so many more debacles just show the depth of fraud perpetrated on this Country by the democrat party when they put forward this incompetent as a presidential nominee. It is going to take years to fix the mess he and his fellow communists have caused. I would not count on a Republican congress fixing anything. Politicians from from both parties are selling influence at the expense of taxpayers. We need leadership that is not the professional politician. Representative was not suppose to be a career. We have to change that attitude.
Hopefully I will write a little more, we’ll see how retirement goes…
November 4, 2012
I haven’t written in a long time. I think it is clear to anyone that has ever talked to me, read a blog I have written, or read a tweet @captainras, I believe we need to get rid of Obama. He is quickly ruining this Country through his policies and administration appointments. So I haven’t written in months. What else can I say? Obama is a complete failure as a President.
There are several reasons I title this blog like I did. Not only do I pray that the citizenry throws off these Obama chains on Tuesday, I pray that Romney will lead this Country back to our moral values. I have reservations about Romney, so I will pray for him.
Watch TV, or just go through the guide and see what the entertainment industry offers up as popular. It is disgusting, appealing to the lowest levels of society. We can and should be better than this.
This Country is better than this. The all too silent majority needs to stand up and declare we will not be dragged into the mud with Hollywood. Gangsters, con-artists, and pimps do not make this Country great. Reject them.
Demand better. Demand quality unbiased reporting. Demand quality entertainment without glorifying the dregs. Demand good limited government that does not unnecessarily intrude on our lives.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)
July 27, 2011
If you read many of the conservative blogs or articles, you will see a count of how many days since Congress passed a budget. As of today it is 819. The Democrat party is responsible for most of this because for about 700 of those days they controlled the House, Senate, and of course had the Socialist in the Whitehouse. However, I am not willing to only blame Pelosi, Reid, and Obama, the entire system of allowing the government to operate without fiscal controls is at fault.
I live in Miami-Dade County in the State of Florida. In the County Charter and the State Constitution there are provisions that force politicians to produce and then abide by a balanced budget. As I think about it further, my wife also requires a balanced budget. So the question is why do we accept the Federal government’s ability to ignore the budgeting process and spend money as they wish? We shouldn’t!
Both political parties need to have a limit placed on them by the people. The process of budgeting forces debate on the priorities set by the President. If you wish to spend money like a drunken sailor, make your argument, convince the majority of your peers, and then vote for a big budget. You may have to explain yourself to the voters in the next election, but you did what you thought was best, right? On the other hand, you may want to cut Federal spending to $37 total. During your re-election campaign, your opponent will say you were killing senior citizens and that may not work out too well either.
It seems to me that budgeting forces debate and common sense budget allotments because of elections. That is too reasonable and I guess why we don’t currently have a budget, nor have we had one for almost three years. It is time to take this out of the hands of the politicians, and put it in the hands of people. We need a Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced budget. There was a provision in the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan put forward that would start the amendment on its way, but Dingy Reid refused to bring it up for a vote. These politicians need to be shown that WE are in charge, they are simply representatives.
Let’s get on the bandwagon. You can write your representative and also support the many organizations that work for a balanced budget constitutional amendment.
April 9, 2011
I always say that I think I write better when I am upset. That may or may not be true, but since we have had a Republican led House of Representatives, our socialist President hasn’t been able to forward any of his outrageous agenda. Therefore, I haven’t really been motivated to rant on the blog.
Finally, both parties did something to make me mad yesterday.
When you go to different political websites, you will see articles hailing the averted government shutdown. How can any taxpayer be happy with a $38.5 billion reduction in spending? I know I am not. That amount of money may sound like a lot, but the Republican leadership promised a $100 billion cut this year. I guess I am only 38.5% happy with them. $38.5 billion is a drop in the bucket when you realize that in the last seven days, the Federal deficit rose by $54.1 billion. So the Republican party is patting themselves on the back for a yearly savings that was wiped out in less than 5 days. I guess we get screwed the other 360.
As for those silly Democrats, they are the reason we were in this situation of continuing resolutions and last minute deals to avoid the alleged government shutdown. Remember that only about 30% of the government stops working on a shutdown. The critical public safety areas continue, and so does Congress, lucky us. You probably haven’t heard this on our state sponsored media outlets, but Congress last year, with a Democrat Senate, Democrat House, and a Democrat (or Socialist) President, neglected to pass a budget. Talk about a spineless bunch. They just kept spending money and raising the debt ceiling without passing a budget. Wouldn’t it be great to run your life like that, a total lack of fiscal discipline.
Our national debt is now at $14,273,028,684,212.22. Your share of the debt is $45,988. That is outrageous. We have to tell both parties that they need to stop overspending. We are going to collapse under the weight of this debt.
February 24, 2011
I have been a little lazy for the past couple of months when it comes to writing in my blog. Since the Democrat party was smacked around in November, there hasn’t been a lot coming out of Washington to get fired up about. I always say that I think I write better and more passionately when I’m pissed off.
I have heard many people say that with a split Congress we will have gridlock. All I have to say about that is Thank God! The last two years have been a bacchanalia of spending that had to be stopped. With Reid, Pelosi, and Obama, incredible amounts of money was spent for ridiculous programs without opposition. We got socialized medicine, government motors, and many more horrible laws that tried to turn us into good little socialists.
The American people sent a strong message. We are not a left leaning Country. We treasure personal freedom and small government. With a Republican House, our socialist President will be forced to move to the center to get anything accomplished. His abomination of a presidency is more than half over. Another reason to thank God.
In the next few months, the contenders for the Republican nomination for President will make themselves known. I hope a true conservative moves forward to take the lead. I’m sure I will have much to write about as the candidates are vetted. I doubt our party will nominate a candidate that was brought into politics by a terrorist (Bill Ayers), has no job history other than a community organizer, and believes that America is evil so he has to go on a world tour to apologize for us. And I thought Jimmy Carter was a horrible President.