10 December 2010

Baseline budgeting

Let me give you a product.  You're sitting there minding your own business and here comes an ad for potatoes, and you see potatoes, which are normally a buck-fifty a pound are now a dollar a pound.  You don't need any, but you can't pass up that price so you go buy a couple pounds.  You spent money you would have otherwise never spent because you don't need the potatoes. You only bought them because they're on sale.  So you're actually out the money, and you're telling yourself you saved a bunch.  This is how government baseline budgeting works.  They have a budget that automatically triggers every item going up eight to 10% every year, and if it only goes up five, they claim that their budget's been cut, even though they had a 5% increase.  You have just spent money that you weren't going to spend, but because there was a sale, you've told yourself you saved money.  Liberals tell themselves this. They've been planning on a tax increase, therefore more money, but there never was a tax increase. It never became law. But now there definitely isn't gonna be one, they claim the deficit's gonna be hurt because they're not gonna get what they never were gonna get.

25 November 2010

The true story of thanksgiving (narrated)

The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community.

"After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example.

"And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work. But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford's detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness. There were no friends to greet them, he wrote. There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims – including Bradford's own wife – died of either starvation, sickness or exposure. When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats.

"Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper! The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well. They were going to distribute it equally. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well.

"Nobody owned anything. They just had a share in it, It was a commune. Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives. He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage, thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. (That's right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn't work!" They nearly starved!)

What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation! But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years – trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it – the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild's history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future," such as that we're enduring now. "'The experience that we had in this common course and condition...'" this is Bradford. "'The experience that we had in this common course and condition tried sundry years...that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing – as if they were wiser than God,' Bradford wrote.

"'For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense,'" without being paid for it, "'that was thought injustice.' Why should you work for other people when you can't work for yourself?" That's what he was saying. " The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford's community try next? They unharnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the undergirding capitalistic principle of private property.

"Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result? 'This had very good success,' wrote Bradford, 'for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.' ... Is it possible that supply-side economics could have existed before the 1980s? Yes. Read the story of Joseph and Pharaoh in Genesis 41. Following Joseph's suggestion (Gen 41:34), Pharaoh reduced the tax on Egyptians to 20% during the 'seven years of plenty' and the 'Earth brought forth in heaps.' (Gen. 41:47) In no time, the Pilgrims found they had more food than they could eat themselves.

"Now, this is where it gets really good, folks, if you're laboring under the misconception that I was, as I was taught in school. So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians. The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London. And the success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans and began what came to be known as the 'Great Puritan Migration.' But this story stops when the Indians taught the newly arrived suffering-in-socialism Pilgrims how to plant corn and fish for cod. That's where the original Thanksgiving story stops, and the story basically doesn't even begin there. The real story of Thanksgiving is William Bradford giving thanks to God for the guidance and the inspiration to set up a thriving colony. The bounty was shared with the Indians." They did sit down" and they did have free-range turkey and organic vegetables, "but it was not the Indians who saved the day. It was capitalism and Scripture which saved the day," as acknowledged by George Washington in his first Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789.

George washington's 1789 declaration of thanksgiving

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me 'to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.'" So, the first paragraph of Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation is essentially thanking God for the Constitution. (interruption) It was! Don't smirk in there, Dawn. Washington was thanking God for our founding and our Constitution.

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks -- for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation -- for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence which we experienced in the tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed -- for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us.

"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions -- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn [sic] kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease [sic] of science among them and us -- and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. -- Given under my hand at the City of New York, the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789."

21 November 2010

49 questions about me

 1. What time did you get up this morning?
A: 9:30

2. How do you like your steak?
A: I LOVE THIS QUESTION! RARE!!! kill it, skin it, wipe it's ass... And put it on a plate!!! Please pass the A1 steak sauce.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?  
A: star trek with my best friend Rudy, my son Nicholas and his daughter Elizabeth. It was bomb- diggity!
4. What is your favorite T.V show?
A: the Event... Frakking aliens! 'nuff said!

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A: for someone who doesn't want to die from drowning, I would love to live in Venice. I KNOW... HOW STUPID IS THAT!
6. What did you have for breakfast?
A: nothing yet, but I'm hopeful that my adoring wife would surprise me with a combo breakfast burrito from tasty burger. YUMMO!

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
A: does sushi count as a cuisine...? Then sushi it is! :•)3
8. What foods do you dislike?
A: Sauerkraut sucks ASSphalt Something fierce! <--- did I hide that well?
9. Favorite Place(s) to Eat?
A: HOO DOGGIE! now we're talkin' 
Trattoria25; chen's; and Tokyo lobby... To name a few. 

10. Favorite dressing?
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
A: jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 
12. What are your favorite clothes?
A: shorts and a T- shirt

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
A: Uranus! LMAO!!! j/k... I would have to say... Italy, they speak English there.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
A: half and half... Depending on my mood and the day. 

15. Where would you want to retire?
A: Vegas... If I'm retired, I'm gonna have me some fun!

16. Favorite time of day?
A: whatever time i decide to feed my face.

17. Where were you born?
A: where was I born??? I was... Born in east L.A. Oralé!!!
... Downey, Ca. South central Downey, fool!!! 

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
A: FOOTBALL!!! all other sports suck... Especially basketball!!! Yeah, I said it!!!

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
A: legally, I have to say Julie... But we all know that won't happen! ;•)

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? 
A: no one, your all so special to me! :•)3 *coughing* BULLSH!T

22. Bird watcher?
A: if it's being flipped... Definitely! But I have to say, I'm more participant, than spectator.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
A: definitely night... The freaks come out at night you know.

24. Pets?
A: I have 5 kids... 'nuff said

25. Any new and exciting news that you'd like to share?
A: Julie might have a new job! YAY US!!!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
A: big... Hahaha! You knew that was coming. 

27. What is your best childhood memory?
A: riding my inchworm, BEFORE my uncle Ralph ran it over with his car! I'm still traumatized about that!!!

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
A: I would have to go with dog. He is, after all... MAN'S best friend. No bitching from the ladies... You gals have diamonds! Pfftt!!!

29. Are you married?
sorry, inside joke.

30. Always wear your seat belt?
A: seat belt??? I throw caution to the wind baby! My life's motto: "why be safe and sane, when you can be dumb and dangerous!" true spit right thare!

31. Been in a car accident?
A: many... But I was never at fault! Not because I'm a good driver, or I'm safe and sane... But because I got a damn good lawyer! He fights for me!!!

32. Any pet peeves?
A: people that think they know it all, and are always right. Whatever! Other than me!!!

33. Favorite pizza topping?
A: pepperoni and black olives... YUMMO again!

 34. Favorite Flower?
A: twolips! ;•) LMAO daffodils

35. Favorite ice cream?
A: rocky road and black cherry from rite- aide

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
A: pound for pound... Nobody beats arry's! NOBODY!

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? 
A: surprisingly... None

38. From whom did you get your last email?
A: Email... What's that? That's what facebook's for!

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
A: best buy

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
A: I answered this frakkingly long questionnaire! Thanks for asking!

41. Like your job?
A: yes, as a matter of fact, I do. What's not to like about working a 4 on, 3 off work schedule... Especially when your three days off are Saturday, Sunday and Monday. YAY ME! don't hate! Pptfttt!!!

42. Broccoli? Cauliflower?
A: broccoli... Cauliflower looks like brains!

 43. What was your favorite vacation?
A: Vegas! Waay back when.... *sighing* I need another REAL vacation.

 44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
A: my mama  sotá Julie! Your milkshake brings...

45. What are you listening to right now?
A: still answering this frakkingly long questionnaire!!! I'm going to kill you misty!

46. What is your favorite color?
A: red / blue / purple... Is bruise a color? I like bruise!

 47. How many tattoos do you have?
A: none... Unless you count my cherry! But we won't go there!!! I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't! Sorry, another inside joke!

48. Coffee drinker?
A: coffee suck arsenic! COKE BABY! the only way to get caffeinated!

49. How many children do you have?
A: one over half a baseball and six less than a football team.


29 October 2010

Life and death

   I went to my friend's mother's funeral this morning, like always... They are awkward to say the least. The term "bittersweet" comes to mind.
   I believe that when someone close to you dies, a part of you dies with them. This leaves a hole and void in your life that cannot be filled with anyone or anything else in this world. So we mourn they're passing but rejoice that they are in a better place. 
   As I ponder this thing we call death, I see similarities between it and birth. The pain that comes with childbirth is only taken away when the child is delivered and replaced by the joy of a new life brought into this world. 
   We must go through this pain in order to have the joy that awaits us. Like childbirth we wait in anticipation for the joy to come, in death do we not do the same thing? We wait in anticipation for the appointed time when we will see those we love so dearly, who have gone on before us again. Then we will celebrate in much gladness and joy!

22 October 2010

Liberalism and the matrix

As my family will attest, I am a movie person. I like to take out similarities between life and the movies; There's a lot of fiction in these non- fiction movies. If this post were a series of movies, it would be the sequel to my Juan williams' piece. 
   Let's delve in now, shall we. There is a part in the original matrix movie where neo was "unplugged" from the matrix. As he was brought aboard the nebuchadnezzar, he faintly looked at morphius and morphius said "welcome to the real world" this is how williams' must feel. He must be somewhat disillusioned to the whole idea that he was free to and say what he wanted to. In reality he was always being controlled by powers he never knew existed.
   Liberalism is the matrix, liberals are the agents, and democrats; the people enslaved and conservatives are the freedom fighters trying to free those who are enslaved. Part of the whole matrix scenario is that 'if your not free, you are part of the system' and can therefor be used by the agents to attack you. In this reality, we see it all the time, people being arrested for speaking out against obama at a rally, the firing of people that don't go along with his plan. Etc... The list is quite long, but listing these offenses is not what this blog is about. 
   I believe we are fighting a war in which the existence of this nation is at stake. The right to life, liberty; the pursuit of happiness... Our very freedom itself is being attacked. If we don't stand up now, it could be very well, too late. Those who are "plugged" into the matrix, live a life of ignorant bliss, they don't realize that they are enslaved. We who have this knowledge, MUST fight to free them, and to keep our own liberties. We are endowed by our CREATOR certain unalienable rights... And these rights are worth fighting and dying for.

21 October 2010

Not liberal enough

   This is for Juan Williams, liberal Juan Williams... Black liberal Juan Williams. Take notice of who is fighting and defending your right to free speech. It's not the NAACP, ACLU, the congressional black caucus, or any other minority civil rights organization. The historic first black president of the united states has not come to your defense either. 
   No, your greatest defenders are conservatives! You know, those white racist's that you love to hate. Yes, we are standing up for you, not your beloved liberal friends.
   For those democrats that haven't sold their souls to liberal ideology, mr. Williams was not fired because he's a liberal, he was fired because he was not liberal enough for the ideology. He didn't in this case tow party line, so he was let go. Now I don't expect this to change williams' ideology or way of thinking, he is who he is. Just ask Joe Lieberman. After the democrat party threw him overboard when he lost his primary, he went on to win as an independent and To this day, he still votes 99% with the democrat party... Go figure. 
   Don't get me wrong, I don't feel sorry for Williams, he got a small taste of what he has done to conservatives for many years. So no tears for you here. One last note, just so you know. Fox network, yes the evil racist fox network picked up mr. Williams' for a multi million dollar 3 year exclusive contract. Hhmm... Maybe his mind can be changed, time will tell.

19 October 2010

Famous and infamous

Famous and infamous
There was an old Hebrew proverb spoken in the days of Ezekiel: "the father's eat sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge" 
   This is both reflective and indicative of today's leadership in America. They are doing things which are very destructive to the future generations of this country. They do them willingly and knowingly of this destruction, but continue because it will not effect them in the slightest. They will in fact "rest with their fathers" in peace, way before these catastrophes unfold.
   History doesn't remember the mediocre, only the famous and infamous. Liberals today believe they will be remembered as being famous. As doing something so grand that history will laud them for their accomplishments. I do believe they are sincere in this belief, only they are sincerely wrong. 
   History in fact will remember them, forever will the names of Obama, pelosi, Reid be remembered as those who tried to destroy America from within, how America fought a second civil war to ensure the nations survival. A war without guns, a war of ideas! Of what America stands for and represents. 
   History will shine brightly on the American citizens that stood up to tyranny and defeated it without a single shot, without one drop of American red blood being spilled on the ground. As they did their part to ensure that the brave men and women who were fighting for freedom, spilling their blood on foreign soil came back to an America that was still free! 
   No liberals... You won't go down in history as being famous, but rather as being infamous.

Bill Clinton- ebonified! (from '07)

...Good evening. (What's up).

This afternoon in this room, from this chair, I testified before the Office of Independent Counsel and the grand jury. (Today at my crib these suckers
and playa-haters started grillin' me).

I answered their questions truthfully, including questions about my private life, questions no American citizen would ever want to answer.
(They started frontin'about my game and asking
all kinds of foul shit).

Still... I must take complete responsibility for all my actions, both public and private, and that is why I am speaking to you tonight.
(I'm tired of these haters throwing salt in my game. I'm going to let y'all know my Mackin style tonight).

As you know, in a deposition in January, I was asked questions about my relationship with Monica Lewinsky. While my answers were legally accurate, I did not volunteer this information.
(Awhile back, you nosy mother fuckers wanted to know if I was hittin' ho-ass Monica's skins, you did not have any video, so if you want to
believe a 10 ho, then oh well).

Indeed, I did have a relationship with Ms. Lewinsky that was not appropriate, In fact... it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part
for which I am solely and completely
responsible. (Yeah, I was hittin' that dime dropping Bitch! She was only sucking my jimmie though. I was stupid for messing with a young, big-mouthed skank........, but don't hate me because I'm a playa).

I told the grand jury today and I say to you now that at no time did i ask anyone to lie, hide or destroy evidence. (Outside of that shit I told punk-ass AG (Al Gore) to put on gay-ass Starr, Monica and her snitching friend, I was chill the whole time).

I can only tell you I was motivated by many factors. First, by a desire to protect myself from the embarrassment of my own conduct.
(Man look, I heard she was down with what ever. She wasn't all that but I planned to pimp her around to my boyz in the Senate).

The independent counsel investigation moved on to my staff and friends, then into my private life. And now the investigation itself is under investigation. (Those haters started
sweatin' my homeys and my peeps. I got real pissed when they tried to make me look like I'm not real or something. As a matter of fact their shady asses are on the take anyway).

This has gone on too long, cost too much and hurt too many innocent people. (Tryin' to hit me they wasted a lot of Cheddar and pissed off my Crew).

Nothing is more important to me personally. But it is private, and I intend to reclaim my family life for my family. It's nobody's business but ours. (I'm a pimp and playa and I'm going to be one! Get some business'. Hillary is chill because I got more than enough White Water dirt on her ass, that
will get her sent up before I'm outta here).

It is time to stop the pursuit of personal destruction and the prying into private life and get on with our national life. (Quit  harassing me because I'm going to Floss regardless. Just in case y'all forgot until you chumps ax me I'm still the shit!)

Now it is time - in fact, it is past time
- to move on. (Fuck all y'all, I don't
give a fuck!)

14 October 2010

Don't ask, don't tell

   last week some moron for some military committee was asked about the " don't ask, don't tell " policy put into effect in the early 90's by then president bill clinton. he said that he agreed with it and enforces it, but personally thinks that being gay is being immoral. No big deal, he can believe whatever he wants, just as long it does'nt interfere with the policy's implementation.
   I personally do not see anything wrong with gays being in the military, how does their being gay effect the way they serve? do they shoot crooked? is their judgement affected so that they cannot tell friend from foe, ally from enemy? When soldiers are questioned they all say the same thing: "gays make us feel uncomfortable" living in close quarters and all, and they find it hard to focus on their given tasks. What? is the only reason gays join the military is pick up on some fine military ass? stop kidding yourselves! you're all not so fine that they are willing to risk their careers over you! As a matter of fact they join for the same reason that straights join for... pride, training with the most high tech equipment there is, to protect the ones that they love. Don't they have the same rights to do this as you? they are not willing to risk all this for a piece of ass!
   the military is not out "witch hunting" the gays serving, a "gay rights" group, in response to the before mentioned moron claims that there are about 64,000 gays presently serving in the military today. That's 64,000 seving without incident! I make this claim with somewhat as-surety being that if there were "witch hunts" going on, we would have heard of them already. The problem with gays serving in the military does not come from the gays serving themselves, but from fringe wacko activist groups that demand that gays be able to serve "openly".
   what the hell does "openly" mean? can anyone tell me? what... do they want military issue cammie thongs instead of cammie boxers? Do they want to sashey instead of march? and when it gets hot, do they want to pull up their shirts and tie the front into a knot so that their midriff shows? what... openly means anything and everything without blame. When you join the military you swear to do a few things, one of them being to follow the codes of conduct. The military is governed by them. One of these codes is "sexual conduct, or mis-conduct" if a hetero breaks this code it is called sexual harassment. it is normal, well accepted, not taken lightly, and always punished(when reported). If a gay does it, when it is reported, you are considered to be a homophobe, diseased and in need of therapy...why? It all boils down to the same thing "sexual mis-conduct"and it should not be allowed, and always punished.
   As one who did not serve in our military, I write as one who is on the outside looking in. In my ever so humble opinion, In this time of war, I would rather be in the field with an openly gay soldier than a hidden racist. I would not trust a racist to cover my back, but a homosexual wouldn't hesitate. No pun intended.

30 September 2010

Police and abuse

Lets start off this way, I love the police, they have a very hard and dangerous job to do, and let's face it, not many people like them. I respect them for what they do, I'm not some ignorant minority bloc; whether black or Mexican, that blames all their troubles on the police. So it bothers me when they (police) break the law in everyday business. When they speed, make illegal turns or hit their lights so they can run a red. This is a slap in the face to every law abiding citizen out there. I know these aren't "big" crimes, but they are crimes nevertheless. Some would akin these to taking a pen from your work, or eating a banana at the market and not paying for it. True, they may seem petty, but when an officer pulls you over for the same thing that he does... Well... It's just insulting! As a law abiding citizen I teach my children that the police are the GOOD GUYS! But when they see, with their own eyes the blatant disregard for the law, by those who are supposed to uphold the law, it gets harder everyday. Now I'm not looking for angels on the force, but how about a little more common sense.