Archive for October, 2006

Perspective

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Much has been made of late about the number of US troops killed in Iraq in the last month. While the loss of every American is a traumatic event, perspective must be maintained. It is not hyperbole to state that the struggle against radical Islam is potentially the most dangerous and challenging fight in which our nation has ever been engaged.

Some might argue that Nazi Germany and Japan posed a greater threat but given the likelihood that extremists may soon have a nuclear weapon (if they don\’t already have one), one would be forced to reassess. If radical Islam does pose the most serious threat to our nation since the Battle of Long Island, then it stands to reason that some brave men and women will die in defense of their country, as has been the case in every war.

In the war against the Nazis and the other Axis powers, America lost approximately 450,000 brave men and women; half were killed in the last year of the conflict. In the 45 months that America was engaged in WWII, the death toll averaged 10,000 per month. In comparison the 90 deaths suffered in the War on Terror in the past month, though tragic and not inconsequential, is a very small number indeed (especially when compared to Germany’s loss of 7,000,000, Russia’s loss of at least 25,000,000 and Japan’s 5,000,000).

The most insufferable aspect is that some would use the blood of these patriots in such an overtly partisan fashion. These shameless radicals in our own nation must be appropriately dealt with, as well, at the ballot box on November 7.

Election 2008

Friday, October 27th, 2006

A Romney/Schwarzenegger ticket in 2008 would virtually guaranty a Republican lock on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave until 2024. Orin Hatch needs to get moving on his idea for amending the law that prevents the foreign born from becoming president, allowing naturalized citizens who have lived here for at least 20 years the right to aspire to the highest office in the land. If we look at the successes of immigrants in other pursuits we may be presently depriving ourselves of talents and perspectives that could be highly beneficial to the nation.

\”Polling Data Suspect\” Poll Reveals

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Pre-election polling is proceeding at fever-pitch. If the polling questions are anything like the curve balls the White House Press Corps tossed the President at yesterday’s news conference, none of the data collected will be meaningful in the least. (In fairness, however, the score was already 15-0 in favor of the President before the other team even took the field.)

Considering the orientation of the reporters and their respective news agencies, we can fully expect the polls to reflect their complete and total lack of respect for the man that the people chose to elect.

Before one can get a good answer, one must ask a good question. Having actually participated in a poll for the very first time this year, I can attest to the unvarnished smarminess of the effort to elicit specific responses designed to affirm the agenda of those who concoct the questions and conduct the polling. But in their effort to deceive, they are only deceiving themselves.

Before you get excited about poll results, remember Election Day, November 2004, when, at mid-day, President Kerry was selecting his Cabinet and picking out the drapes, all because he and his people believed the polls.

New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Today\’s ruling regarding same sex marriage in New Jersey raises more questions than it answers. The most glaring issue is this, do couples actually have rights or are rights conferred only upon individuals? The NJ Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples but is this really the case?

In the current legal environment (outside of Massachusetts) two individuals have the right to “marry\” only if each is of a different gender. There is nothing discriminatory about this unless we are all being discriminated against. As a heterosexual male, I, too, am prohibited from marrying another man. Where is the inequality?

Where are the rights of couples delineated? When do two people become a single entity? Would the extension of \”rights\” to couples, as opposed to individuals, create difficulties in other areas of the law such as divorce and child custody matters, pre-nuptial agreements, contract law, and the right to file separate tax returns?

It is clear that the NJ Supremes, not wanting to bear the mantle of \”judicial activists\” (or in the seasonal jargon, choosing not to don their gay appellate), simply tossed this back to the State Legislature as judiciously as possible.

November 7, 2006

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

A Democrat victory two weeks hence is merely a matter of wishful thinking on a grand scale; another Liberal appeal to the power of myth. It is as certain as global warming; as certain as man\’s descent from apes, as certain as the Big Bang. No, election day for the Dems will end with a whimper.

The NK Dud

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

The relatively small explosion that was seismically measured and traced to a cave in North Korea is thought to have been unsuccessful. It weighed-in at 1000 tons, about 25% of the initial intelligence estimate. As the North Koreans do not presently possess the means to deliver nuclear warheads in the conventional sense is it not possible that they are intentionally testing small devices that can easily be sold to and deployed by terrorists?

Solution to the North Korean Problem

Monday, October 9th, 2006

The UN should give North Korea to China.

Random Musings

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

The difference between eccentricity and insanity is the number of zeros in one\’s bank account.

Love is not a finite comodity; the more you give the more you have.

There is an active conspiracy to minimize human potential.

If every good idea had been acted upon we would not recognize the world in which we live.

Garlic lets you know who your real friends are.

ACLU to the Rescue

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Will the ACLU pull out all the stops to help Congressman Foley? He may not be a member of the North American Man Boy Love Association but the cause and the issue are the same, are they not? The question that remains is this; is it the issue or the agenda that is important to the ACLU?