And I know that Joe Klein made fun of Scott Brown's truck too, because he lives way up in Elitesville.
(And just like Joe Klein, I don't have a source to back up what I wrote, but who cares)
Rick,Comment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 25.01.2010 @ 15:14
As always another brilliant article.
3 simple reasons why re-instating Glass-Steagall type rules will fail huge:
1) Our Senators and Representative are corrupte. Thus, any rules they pretend to lay down cannot be trusted to favor our citizens. Barney Frank, need I say more.
2) As you say, many of us succum to our lower-darker side. However, the same fools in #1 pile up so much red tape that criminals don't get stopped in their tracks with laws that are already in the books before it's too late. Barney Frank, need I say more.
3) President Obama does not know beans about our financial system in the USA. Further, he believes capitalism is flawed when no other single system has raised up so many from poverty in every aspect of the human existant.
Give me a pro-USA President and I'll listen. This guy and those he's surrounded himself with are nuts.Comment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 22.01.2010 @ 10:25
Michael Crichton had the mind to understand the compelx intdeed. I'd surmise that many of you have read his thoughts and comments before or since his passing. But here's a re-read from the late great Michael Crichton who undoubtedly knew what he was talking about. Unlike the Al Gores of today.
"In my view, our approach to global warming exemplifies everything that is wrong with our approach to the environment. We are basing our decisions on speculation, not evidence. Proponents are pressing their views with more PR than scientific data. Indeed, we have allowed the whole issue to be politicized — red vs blue, Republican vs Democrat. This is in my view absurd. Data aren't political. Data are data. Politics leads you in the direction of a belief. Data, if you follow them, lead you to truth."
Then again he said:
" I studied anthropology in college, and one of the things I learned was that certain human social structures always reappear. They can't be eliminated from society. One of those structures is religion. Today it is said we live in a secular society in which many people---the best people, the most enlightened people---do not believe in any religion. But I think that you cannot eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind. If you suppress it in one form, it merely re-emerges in another form. You can not believe in God, but you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it's a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.
There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.
Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday---.....And so it is, sadly, with environmentalism. Increasingly it seems facts aren't necessary, because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It's about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation, or on the side of doom. Whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them."
Who would have thought back in 2003 snd 2005 that Michael Crishton was right on!. Now thats a brain that could understand the complex and explain them in common sense terms to stupos like myself.
RIP Michael Christon.Comment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 9.12.2009 @ 08:43
Excellenet excellent read. The Right Wing Nut House name itself describes all of us in just 4 words. I feel right at home with all of you. I sometimes spit at you folks, at you Rick, I sometimes laugh, sometimes gag, I sometimes get disillusioned, but overall I chose sides long long ago and it's not the Democrat party. Obama has come along and has proven to me why I can't throw away the Democrats far away enough.
As a righty I'm with those that see reality for what has hit us (USA) between the eyes with Obamaism, Reid and Pelosi. I have never spent 2 seconds commenting on any blog. But this year Obamaism, Reid, and Pelosi got me so riled up that I can't wait to vote them and their party out of office.
They must be slowed down as much as possible in these next elections and then booted out in 2012.
So y'all hold your nose next to my righty ideologue and lets walk forward. We can meet to agree and disagree at
The Right Wing Nut House.
Thanks Rick for keeping the door open.
VicComment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 4.12.2009 @ 06:55
Two questions for you:
1) Will you be supporting candiates who run against President Obama?
2) Will you likewise be supporting candidates who will run against those Senators or Rep's that support this Radical left President of ours?
A simple Yes or No answer please. _______
By reading your entries, I can see you have your positions well thought out.
Thanks in advance.Comment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 5.11.2009 @ 15:44
Hello JerryS, (and other who think like you)
...Currently, other than saying “NO”, like you’re doing, there is no constructive, positive policy positions being put forth by “Conservatives”.
Seriously, assuming you can win, how would you govern? 2000-2006 didn’t show me much, other than two wars, an exploding debt due to runaway spending. And that was when the GOP controlled everything. Why would it be different next time?"
Your questions and most all the comments I read here are now so small. We used to have the luxury and all the time in the world to debate and we win a few, then they'd win a few.
Now, all we're on is a massive ship about to head for disaster. Suddenly all the fine jewelry, cloths means nothing. We're being steared away from our American core fundations folks. The emnemy is not oursleves anymore. Not this time around. Not today.
If we choose to argue against each other and not vote against these Obamaism followers today, we wont have a home of any kind, or sides to choose, or ideas and idelogoies to argue about tomorrow.
Sure we stink in many ways and for different reasons, but they do too. What we now have in common is joining together to defeat Obamaism type of ideas. It has been the cheer genius that gave birth to the greatness of our freedoms that
folks like us have been able to enjoy the privilege of debating one another for generations.
Let's stop this train reck folks and agree to meet on the other side, agree to rethink our ideological differences and continue to contribute to the greateness of our country.
For the sake of generations to come.
Will all due respect to all of you. I wish you well.
VicComment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 3.11.2009 @ 06:46
Don't be too dismayed about voting on my side.
Righty's like me will cool down once we get rid of
politicians that vote with the left in congress way too often. That's all.
Dont't pen words as if we close the door to any other ideas and thinkers. It's a myth that concervatives have closed the door. It's always been open. That is why so many lefty Republicans got elected. And look at the mess we're heading in with this radical Democrate President with Republican help. I'm totally baffelled that such a man even made it to the presidency.
I'm backing any politican that shows me the opposite of Obama. After that I'll worry about who wants to be on my side. My urgency right now is to get every politicain in the there that can help minimize the libral damange that this President is going to leave behind.
Once we accomplish that we can sit at the table and deal with the spoils of war. We'll agree on several fronts especially in fiscal responsibility. But not until we beat this President back. Right now it's all about voting voting voting and them some more. Leave the arguments and differences for another day. You're just fueling the fire of some very disappointed and angey concervatives.
Right wingers like myself are just fed up sir. Many of us are just venting in desperation. That is much of what you are reading out there.
This is one of the 1st times we get to "punch" back
as hard as we can and the most devastating blow is a vote.
In my book, anyone associated with Obamanism is going to get hit.
Righty's like me are not thinking of who to include and who to exclude, we're just saying come join me and vote.
I just know what I want in my country beyond a shawdow of a dout: I DONT WANT OBAMANISM.
Now lets go Vote and talk afterward.
And to all my fellow concervatives. Chill out. Look around, WE ARE UNITED. We're stopping this Liberalish train little by little vote by vote, candiate by candite. Thanks to liberals who finally came all out and showed us thir colors.
Vic HernandezComment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 2.11.2009 @ 15:36
The following part of your sentence in the lower half of the 1st paragrph sets up you points and at the same time nullyfies your entire discourse:
" it is perfectly alright for us to do the same to them ".
The US military is NOT doing the same to teorrists detainees sir. I find your comparisons offensive.
PLEASE TEST THIS:
I know you have the time to perform a Side by Side comparison of each Terrorist Attack on humanity to each Interrogation Technique applied upon the detained.
There is not torture going on at all.
CURRENT STATUS AGAINST TERROR:
We/the World have not yet learned how to effectively deal with homicide terrorist. Until then our interrogation techniques must continue inorder to identify the next massive target that these scum have in mind.
Many of us are alive today becuase such techniques were and are bing used. And the US Military is not doing the same to terrorist because they are still alive even after their experience at the hands of our Military.
We are indebt FOREVER to those who are keeping us safe.
Vic R. Hernandez, Austin Texas.Comment Posted By Vic Hernandez On 3.04.2008 @ 11:11
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