Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Beware Of Teenagers While Driving

Without question - the streets of my town turn dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike during the morning hours and in the afternoon - WHEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE DRIVING!!!

This morning as I was driving back home from the store I saw first hand how dangerous these new drivers are other people. I was driving in the right hand lane of a 2 lane state highway (2 lanes north, 2 lanes south). As I approached an intersection that also had a yield lane I encountered this "threat on wheels" first hand.

This young female driver was in the yield lane, seeking to enter into the lane that I was in. Instead of coming to a full stop upon seeing me approaching she kept rolling forward.

Upon seeing her rolling forward I slowed down.

Upon seeing me slow down she THOUGHT that I was yielding for her to enter into the lane.

By the time she GOT A CLUE she was aiming straight for the side of my car!!!

I did not have enough time to look out of my driver's side rear mirror to determine if there was another car to the left of me so that I could take evasive action. My only choice was to slow down as she continued on the side of me in the median.

We were side by side and then I allowed her to keep going. She never did come to a complete stop. In any event I would far prefer her IN FRONT OF ME rather than to the side.

I have no idea who gave her driver's lessons. There is never, never, never a time in which the merging traffic has the right of way (ie: a car driving on an open street like I was - is NEVER going to come to a complete stop nor YIELD to her).

She almost caused a big time accident with ME being the victim either with her hitting me or me moving left and crashing into someone else as I attempted to evade her car ramming me. It is possible that she could have come away unscathed while my car receiving damage from hitting the car on the left.

This episode ruined my morning until I regained my sanity.

Sure enough she turned into the parking lot of the local high school.

I will stay away from that place during this time interval the next time.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Republican Senator Ted Stevens Of Alaska Convicted

The Republican Party is poised to get a big time whipping during these upcoming elections. The same expose of political fraud that killed them in 2006 is poised to flip a long time GOP Senate seat to the Democrats in a few weeks.

Alaska Sen. Stevens found guilty in corruption case

The Republican Party had better do some deep soul searching over these next few years. On the one hand there is little doubt that with the Democrats having so much rope that they are bound to hang themselves just like the Republicans did.

At the same time if there is a new Republican Party that stands as an alternative to the Progressive threat that this nation has turned to during its time of individual need and thus the collectivist spirit has been born then this would be for the best in the long run.

The sad truth is that a nation of "national entitlements" does not prove to be the best backdrop for a conservative party. With the expert implementation of incrementalism there is no one who is going to be able to pry entitlements from the hands of the masses.

It will only be from massive economic erosion that people will be forced to yield for the good of the whole. Until then - its going to be a long hard ride for the Republicans.

American are starting to see that they can "vote their way" into other people's wallets.

The Republicans had better make sure, until this time, that their members stay out of the wallets of their lobbyists.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cheaper Oil Prices Threaten "Green Energy Plans"

Newsweek: Solar and Wind Energy in a World of $70-a-Barrel Oil: RIP?

So goes that 'Global Warming' bit.

Now that gasoline is becoming more affordable I guess some of the people who "Got Religion" though Al Gore will return to their sinning ways

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why Does John McCain Bother To Site In The Den With His Enemies?

MSNBC: McCain tells Letterman, ‘I screwed up’

After weeks of "McCain bashing" by David Letterman for (on the surface that is) cancelling a previous appearance on the show John McCain returns to the show and apologizes for cancelling.

Does John McCain really believe that the only reason why Letterman is attacking him is because of this incident? If Barack Obama did the same thing - do you believe that Letterman would have crafted such a sustained attack? Sometimes it is best to understand that your enemies are going to do what they are going to do. Why pretend that the are not who they are and that you can actually convert them if YOU try? What are they expected to do to sustain the relationship? It does go both ways. Right?

Study: Late Night Talkshow Hosts Attack McCain over Obama - 7 to 1

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - And "Now That You Know"

Alright I did it!

I have been hearing about the book "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" for several years from many of my left leaning friends and debate adversaries. I have no problem consuming information that might run counter to my "right of center" beliefs. As always I prepare myself to receive some ideologically jolting news that will have me to question my fundamental beliefs. Yet again - after listening to this man's version of events I was pretty much unmoved.

Rather than read the entire book I reactivated my subscription to "". Thus far only "Atlas Shrugged" has had the revolutionary impact on me via the consumption of an audio book as a means of expediting my reading.

The accounts of John Perkins were compelling. I do not doubt that the narrative which detailed both the actions and, in some cases, the motivations of the US foreign policy were correct. I have little doubt that the gloves that my country wears are soiled in many areas around the world.

As I listened to Mr. Perkins and cross referenced his views with those that I know from others who view this book as an affirmation of what they know about their nation I could only ask "Now that you know what have you done to change YOUR OWN consumption habits so that you are not a co-conspirator?"

I noticed that Mr. Perkins "got religion" several times during his tenure and realized that what he was doing was not totally above board. It was comical, however, when he acknowledged his complicity and tacitly expected forgiveness from the reader because now he was spilling the beans. (Snitching - in street parlance). After his career as a EHM he said that he purchased an energy services firm.

(to be continued)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Islamic Country Coalition Attempts To Use United Nations To Supress Free Speech

US Mounting Effort To Counter Limits on Speech Critical of Islam

The non-binding Resolution 62/145, which was adopted in 2007, says it “notes with deep concern the intensification of the campaign of defamation of religions and the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities in the aftermath of 11 September 2001.”

It “stresses the need to effectively combat defamation of all religions and incitement to religious hatred, against Islam and Muslims in particular.”

It's a shame that many of these same nations did not go out of their way to ban "honor killings" nor fortify the rights of women.