Sunday, August 14, 2011

GOP presidental candidates breakdown

I'm going to break down all the republican candidates for president. I will do it in alphabetical order so be sure to read all the way through. I will give them a letter grade on how I think they are doing. I will sum up their policy, and I will also break down how I respond to them.

Bachmann- Grade A. She fails to get my A+ because of the way she and Pawlenty fought with each other in the debate instead of putting that aside and attacking the real political enemy, Obama. Her policy is down the line what our country needs. Pro-life in every way. Her foreign policy is on point. Her economic plan is on point. Her economic plan is right on because she is anti-debt, and anti-tax hikes. I'm a fan of her public faith. She is my 2nd pick as of right now.

Cain- Grad A-. He has made some missteps and also is lacking in money. His popularity is fizzling and he needs more positive press, that is why he only get an A-. On his policy he is pro-life, pro-family, and is in line on every social issue. His foreign policy is still evolving but his policy of listening to the generals is an excellent start. His stand on Israel is spot on and even though the way he has stated it has gotten him in trouble I think he really grasps who the enemy is and what we need to do to make sure they don't win. I think he has one of the best developed economic plans and if he could fully implement his plan our economy would gain such strength that it would dwarf any other competitors in the world. There is one other thing I think we should bring up about Cain, and that is the fact that he is black would make it harder for the Dems to use the race card and when they do it will help highlight the fact that they don't really care for minorities but that is it all about their power. Also, I think he may help to heal some of the racial division that has been increased by Obama. He is my number 1 pick as of right now.

Gingrich- Grade B. He gets a B because he has no real chance, he is low on money and couldn't even get 3% of the vote in the Iowa straw poll. As for his policy he is pro-life. He has a good record on economic issues and every indication is that he would try and balance the budget again if given the chance. I find his foreign policy to be a bit foggy and I'm not sure what he would do there. Gingrich brings too much baggage to the table from my point of view but I did appreciate his attempt to keep the press honest in the last debate. He is not likely to get my vote in the primary.

Greenspon- Grade D-. He gets a D- because I've never heard of him, he didn't go the the debate or the straw poll but he is findable on the internet lists of candidates that are reasonable. The little I found about him looks ok, but nothing clear on where he stands on the issues. The link for his website didn't work. I'm guessing he is really a non-issue.

Huntsman- Grade C-. He gets a C- because his name recognition is low and his performance in the debate and his pathetic placing in the straw poll. Policy wise he said in the debate that he is pro-life. His record is spotty on economic issues and his plan dealing with the budget seems to be reasonable. His foreign policy isn't so good. His idea of cutting our losses may show weakness to our enemies. I think he is too moderate. A better pick than Obama but not likely to get my vote in the primary and I don't think he will make it long anyway.

Johnson- Grade D+. He gets a little bit more name recognition than Greenspon but he didn't go to the last debate or the straw poll. His policies are poor. He is pro-choice and over all tends to be a middle of the road politician. He has a good stand on the 2nd amendment and states the obvious when it comes to the budget. He isn't going to get my vote.

Karger- Grade D-. He gets a D- due to the lack of name recognition, no show for the debate and straw poll. He is a little easier to find out about than Greenspon but I don't understand why he is running as a republican. His policies are rather out of the mainstream with the republican party. He is pro-choice and he is a gay rights advocate. His foreign policy is mostly sound but his domestic policy is so far off that I couldn't support him even if he was the nominee.

Martin- Grade D-. He is an unknown and there was nothing to be found on the comparison website. He didn't even have a web page listed. What I do know about him is that he plays dirty and has had his hand in the rumor emails about Obama. I don't think we have to worry about him getting anywhere.

McCotter- Grade C-. He doesn't have much traction and had a pathetic placing in the straw poll. He wasn't at the debate which I think was a shame. At the straw poll he gave a speech which will delivered in a boring manner was filled with good solid content. I looked him up on his website and here is his platform. 1. Our liberty is from God not the government. 2. Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil. 3. Our security is from strength not surrender. 4. Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector. 5. Our truths are self-evident not relative. I liked what I saw in his speech and on his website but I don't think he has a chance of winning.

McMillan- Grade D. He has no real policy from what I can find. He is best known for being the “Rent Is Too Damn High Party” candidate for NY governorship. I think he is running as a joke. His website is set up to make people laugh and I guess that is refreshing in a way. He stands no chance and has not been in the debates or the straw poll.

Miller- D-. He is an unknown who hasn't been in any debate or at the straw poll. After reading up on him I think it is too bad. He is an unknown but seems to have a grip on things. Policy wise he is pro-life, pro-marriage. He has a good idea of how to fix the economy and his foreign policy is sensible. I won't say I agree with him on Afghanistan but I understand where he is coming from and the rest of his ideas are sound. My advice is that we read up on him. I don't think he has a chance, but if he came from nowhere to at least drive the debate that would be good. His name is Tom Miller and his website is If he would let me write his ads I'd end them with, “After 4 years of Obama, it's Miller time!”

Moore- Grade D-. He has no real movement and was not in the debates or the straw poll. Roy Moore is a guy with more or less solid constitutional beliefs but he has become more or less shrill. I supported him in the early years when he and Fob James stood up to the feds, but as he as moved on it seems he doesn't really understand our place under authority. I don't think he has much of a chance of winning anything.

Paul- Grade A. So far Ron Paul has done well getting in the debates and coming in second in the straw poll. He doesn't get an A+ because every time he speaks it is apparent that he is not mainstream. As for his policies he is pro-life, but past that he seems to think he is running against Andrew Jackson. I'm not the biggest fan of the fed and I do think it should be audited and reformed. With that much being said I don't think I'm for getting rid of it all together and I don't think that would ever work. As for spending he is alright. He is for smaller government and cutting the spending in Washington. Sadly he doesn't stand for anything moral other than being pro-life. His foreign policy is the scariest thing I have heard from either party. He said in the debate that he wants “peaceful relations” with Iran and that “we should bring our troops home from all over the world.” This policy of isolationism is dangerous. The first thing we can know for sure is that if we let Iran get a nuke, which he said he is OK with, they will use it first to reach their first goal of wiping Israel off the map, and then they will find a way to use it for their second goal of wiping us of the map. If we were to leave South Korea as he says we should it would be over ran by North Korea in a matter of weeks. Then they would set about helping Iran deliver those nukes. After our allies around the world fall in short order what would keep the evil elements of the world from coming after us? Nothing really. Ron Paul's ideas didn't work in a pre-World War II world and they won't work now. I hope for the safety of our country that his campaign fizzles out soon.
With the total lack of moral standing, other than being pro-life, it is no wonder that last time around the Bunny Ranch, a brothel, was raising money for him. I don't understand how any Christian could back this guy with is lack of moral campus and his lack of support for Israel but I'm afraid I have been seeing some of them doing it. On the brighter side if you total all of the votes in the straw poll that went to real conservative candidates they out numbered his votes by better than 2 to 1. Other good news is that even with the conservatives splitting 6 ways he still only came in second. There is no way I would vote for this man in the primaries and I may have to leave the president part of the ballot blank if he were to somehow win the nomination.

Perry- Grade A+. Perry joined the race after the debate and was announcing his run in North Carolina during the straw poll and still picked up over 4% of the vote. That means that without spending a dime to get the vote out he had 4% of the folks there write his name in on the ballot. Not bad! Gov. Perry is a pro-life, pro-family no nonsense kind of conservative. Some folks here in Texas have had some issues with him on roads and immunizations but I don't think it will slow him down one bit. Rick Perry as it sits right now is my 3rd pick for who I would like to vote for.

Roemer- Grade D-. He gets a D- because he wasn't in the debates or straw poll. He has little name recognition, and what little he does have is for being a former governor of Louisiana. A job that doesn't just shout great guy unless your name is Bobby Jindal. As for his policies, his website says nothing about abortion, he has a plan to rain in government spending and bring down the debt. I don't think he has much of a chance of winning.

Romney- Grade B+. Romney has lots of money, and is making the best of the media attention yet he still came in behind Perry in the straw poll. Romney has been moving to the right through out his life and while he was once pro-choice he is now (and I do believe he is for real) pro-life. He is weak on this issue because he believes it should be up to the states not the feds. While Romney brings economic knowledge to the table that is seconded only to Cain's he will be haunted by “Romney Care” and that may cost him the election. Over all he is not on my list of favored candidates.

Santorum- Grade A+. He is getting as much press as he can and in the debate he didn't take the bait to fight with the other republicans like the press wanted him to. He also dodged the trick of trying to get him to say he was the leader of the Tea Party and in both the debate and his straw poll speech he delivered a strong on point message of conservative values. He also came in 4th in the straw poll. He is pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-family. He has a solid economic policy as well as a solid foreign policy. Over the weekend he went from a not so well known to a solid 4th pick for me in the primary.

Wuensche- D-. He is a D- because he has no name recognition, no press, and wasn't even at the straw poll. As for policy he is week on abortion saying only that it should be banned as a form of birth control. However he seems solid on foreign policy, budget issues, same sex issues, and I like his view that the departments of education and energy be abolished. I think it would be good to hear him out but I'm not sure president is where we want to hear his ideas at. I don't think he has much of a chance of shaping the race at all.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Even a blind dog finds a bone every now and again

Who are the good guys in Libya? I really don't think there are any. We have an anti-American government fighting Al-Qaeda. I really don't want either side to win. It seems that in being so set that America can't win Obama may have stumbled on a great idea. We sill give just enough aid that no one really wins and they keep killing each other. As long as we don't put any troops on the ground and don't do much more than the no fly zone that might be exactly what we end up doing. I wish I could say that it was a brilliant move carried out after great thought by smart people, but since there was no real thought and we aren't talking about smart people when it comes to the UN (the real group that made the move) I can't say that. Even though I think it might work out I really do not like the way we went about it. No stated objective, no speech or backing by congress, and no clear guidance to let people know what it is exactly we are doing. Isn't this the same bunch who whined about Bush's goals in Iraq not being clear? At least Bush had goals. Isn't this the same bunch that whined that Bush should have had congress approve the Iraq war twice? At least he had congress's approval. Well Mr. President we see your kind of change and we don't like it. We want to be the strong world power who when we make a move people know where we stand and fear if they aren't on our side. I good move made by bumbling doesn't really count as a good move when it comes to policy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thoughts on 2012

In July of 2009 I posted on here talking about who I thought would make a good ticket for the republican side. I have been thinking about this issue more and more as we have moved into the time when people are thinking about who will run. Let me start with my break down of the names that I have been hearing a lot about and then give you my pick no. In 2009 I said I wanted to see a J.C. Watts and Sarah Palin. This ticket won't happen since J.C. Watts has said he will not run.

There is a lot of people in the press talking about Donald Trump. He seems fine on economic issues and even better than what we have on foreign policy. However he falls short when it comes to social issues. Cultural rot is what caused the mess we are in now so someone who fails to see the right side of social issues is not the one we need to lead us out of the issues. I'd say he is a no go.

The press is also trying to talk Newt Gingrich into running. There are some good things to say about him, however there is a lack on the moral leadership side of things. I don't think he can win the nomination, and I'm sure he can't win the general election because I don't think he can get the Christian right to back him.

Another name the press keeps throwing out there is Mike Huckabee. He has a mixed history on taxes, some questions on pardons. He also has the issue of what degree he has. Again I'm not a big fan, and I don't think he can win.

Mitt Romney is another name the press likes to throw about. His track record with health care makes it hard to trust how conservative he really is. Again not my first pick.

Why does it seem that everyone the press wants to push is weak at best? Well because the same press that keeps pushing these names for the republican nomination gave us Obama. They are still in love with him and know he can't win if they don't set him up with a weak opponent. So lets look at who they are afraid of and who they are not talking about....

Sarah Palin seems to scare the living day lights out of the press. I really like her politics on about every issue. I have had one or two things that I have had some small disagreement with but over all I really like her. The issue I see is that she has been attacked so much that she will be too bloody to compete. I don't know what more we can ask for when it comes to what she stands for. She is conservative and is willing to fight for it. I really think she would make a great vice president and after 8 years she would make a good president.

What could I ask for better than a good Christian conservative woman who stands up for what she believes? How about a Christian conservative man who will stand up for what he believes!And if he happens to be black to help heal our racial issues that president Obama has caused then that is icing on the cake. My pick to lead the ticket is Herman Cain. He has been trying to make the headlines and with a little help I think he can win. Go check out his website at and see what he has to say. Also, if you want more info you can go to youtube and search him there. On either place you need to watch his CPAC speech.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beginning of wisdom? or foolishness? (fear of the Lord part 2)

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard something that I thought was quite interesting in light of some conversations I have had recently. The man on the radio was talking about birth rates in countries around the world. It seems, as many of us have known for years, that the whole population control movement is reeking havoc in Europe and Asia. Something I found interesting was when he was talking about China being on the brink of an economic meltdown if they didn't do something soon because of their shrinking population. China having a population problem?? Well it seems that the issue is that when you don't reproduce then the older folks don't have enough younger folks to take care of them. When this happens the system falls apart. This isn't just because they are socialist, think about it, if the early Christians didn't have enough children who would take care of the widows? That is why people used to have big families. When I was in anthropology class our instructor said it was "just to have more hands on the farm" but I'm sure there was also the idea of who was going to take care of you when you couldn't work the farm any more. My point here is that no matter what kind of system we live under we need population growth to survive. I made an argument that if we hadn't been killing millions of our children by abortion we would have many more people working, paying taxes, and consuming to help keep our country afloat. I was laughed at, but by looking at China I'd say I was right on the money. So what does this have to do with fear of the Lord? Well, if fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom then one might assume that His instructions to us are filled with wisdom that we should listen to. The Bible tells us, in two places, to "go forth and be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth." As we, even in the church, have lost our fear of the Lord, and our respect for the order in which he created everything we have forgotten this and now there is consequences. The churches mindset that limiting our family size by what we want rather than what God wants is just one way that our churches have been influenced by the culture instead of influencing the culture. When we reject God's commands then what good are we? Or as Jesus said; "If the salt has lost it's savor wherewith shall it be salty? It is good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot by men." I don't know about you, but being trodden on doesn't sound like a good time to me, yet as we have lost our fear of the Lord and rejected His commandments we have lost our savor and we aren't helping out culture out any. No wonder the west is being over ran, or should we say stepped on by the cultures in the world who want our extermination. As we see in Europe, China, and sadly even right here as we have become "wise" apart from God, our wisdom is foolishness.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

global warning

I know I haven't been writing real regular being busy with school and work and stuff, for that I'm sorry. I thought I would write after I saw a video of a young girl, about 12 or 13, giving a speech where she talked about how afraid she was because of global warming, the whole in the ozone and so forth. As I watched it I thought it was sad and thought I would write a few things on this myself. I'm not a scientist but I have had a few classes. I don't many if any of my readers will find this new information for many, if any, of my readers but it might help tie things together for you.

WARNING: This may contain rather simplistic science and common since mixed together in an unhealthy way.

OK so the whole world is meeting to talk about how to stop global warming at a time when it is coming out that man made global warming is more or less a hoax. What I want to know is why didn't every one know this before? Let me break down the story we have been being told to believe and see just how blind these people really are.

We are to stop cutting down trees because if we lose all our trees then where are we going to get oxygen? Well that is a good question, but these people wanting to tell us how to live don't stop there. The next step is to blame all the CO2 that we put out for killing the trees...what?? are they totally stupid???? Don't trees need CO2? I could be wrong but I could have sworn that plants, through a process call photosynthesis, take in CO2 and use the C then putting back out O2. Isn't that how they give us the oxygen that we will all die without? They say that we shouldn't burn wood, grass, or anything else because it will put CO2 in the air and that is a "green house gas" but if we don't burn it then it will decompose and put out CH4 which is a much worse greenhouse gas. But of course we use lots of CH4 in our day to day living because it is a great energy source, and we are again chastised for burning CH4 because it puts off CO2. Let me break this down a little for you. When you burn CH4 in a properly ventilated area you are mixing 1 CH4 molecule with 2 O2 molecules so the end result of burning this poisonous gas that is also a greenhouse gas is as follows.

First you take the four O atoms and mix it with the C atom and the 4 H atoms. When you do you have to give the C atom 2 O atoms so you end up with 1 CO2 molecule (WARNING: CO2 may, or may not we don't really know, cause global warming, but without it the plants will all die and we will soon follow for lack of Oxygen)and 2 H2O molecules. (WARNING: H2O can be cause injury in all the states. As a gas it can burn you causing serous burns, as a liquid you can drown in it and die, and in the solid it can be used as a projectile and cause damage to the person it hits. However if you don't have enough of it you will die)

So basically from what I can tell we are suppose to quit burning a natural energy source that will poison us because it will put off 2 gases that won't hurt us and we need to survive. There is only one kind of person I know of that would think this is a good idea, and that would be a Marxist. I mean it is only logical. If they really think that cutting off the incentive to produce is a good idea then why not cut off the gas that is turned into the oxygen that we need? And if we are going to eliminate the source of income for the poor then why not get rid of a source of H2O and O2?

Now for all you Christians out there saying I'm being too hard on them lets take a moment to think about what the Bible might have to say about this. The Bible says that God made all the animals and man and said it was good right? Well animals and people exhale CO2 all the time, and if God said it was good then it must be right? Or was God wrong about that? And if he was wrong about that then what else was He wrong about? The way I see it God wasn't wrong then and He wasn't wrong when he said "he who does not work does not eat." Yet we are to throw away all we have learned both from the word of God and from lessons in history and jump on the bandwagon to "stop global warming" and "get rid of the haves and the have nots." I have a better plan, why don't we just realize that God made the poor and the rich alike, and He made earth and all that is in it. When we keep that in mind then maybe we won't worry so much...after all worry can kill you. Going back to that girl in her speech, she was so worried about things that she was depriving herself of the good things in life. She was afraid to go out in the sun, she had quit fishing because they caught a fish with cancer, and she was feeling guilty for living in a country that was blessed with great wealth. I find this to be sad, and yet the world is racing after what will cause our great fall. We still have a chance. If we will turn from our wicked ways, pray to God then He will hear us and heal our broken land. One of the ways He can heal the USA is if we His people will go and vote and send people to Washington who will follow biblical principles. We can also get involved and either run for office ourselves or push those who do to follow those principles.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Know Your Foundation

As I have been watching the news I found my self asking how people can be so blind to believe some of the things that have been being put forward. Then I realized what it is that makes people fall for the lies, they don't have a good foundation on truth and thus they can't handle reality. Here is a good example, most people in America believe, at least to some degree, in evolution. So they don't see it as crazy to believe that the human race is progressing upward. If you think that then why not try the same failed ideas from history and try them again? I mean if we have evolved higher than we were a generation or two ago then maybe we can make what the Soviets tried work even though history shows it was nothing but a big failure. And hey even though it didn't work in any other place in the world then why not try government controlled health care?

As I was thinking about this I realized that it that there are many truths that all work out here. I say that the foundation of everything I believe is that humanity is corrupt or sinful. This bares out in history and everyday around the world. On this one simple thing you can build everything else that I believe. Let me give you an illustration of how this works. I believe that government can not control everything because that will only breed corruption due to the fact that the government is made of up people. I have always argued that the market place needs to be free for the private sector and policed by the government to keep the dishonest people from taking advantage of others. As I was talking about things with my Dad he said something I found to be quite true. He pointed out that the 3 part system isn't just for the Trinity but it has it's part in everything. I realized how true that is. The market place has this too. God has to have His place in the market place as well. What part does God play in the market place you ask? Well I'll tell you. The private sector provides the producers and the consumers who make the economy work, the government polices to keep it honest, and the third leg is God, He is the one who sets the rules by which the market must be governed. Without the set standard set by God either the private sector will run rampant and become corrupt, or the government will rule the market place with an iron fist and again corruption will run rampant. Again one more place we can see the strength of a triangle. As it is in everything when one of the sides of the triangle is removed the triangle will collapse and soon there is only one side left, I fear it will soon be only the government side left in the medical care sector.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Radio Idea

Today on the way home from work I was running later than normal so there was a show that I'm not used to on the radio. They were talking about who would be a good next president if the election was today. As I thought about this I thought we would need someone who would be able to undo all the damage that Obama is causing to our country. So with this in mind here is my thought of the "perfect" ticket. I know that it isn't perfect but you will see my reasons for this ticket. I would go for JC Watts with a vice president of Sara Palin.

Why them you ask? Well I will explain. I don't like everything about any of them, but I think they would be able to repair the damage being done as we speak. Obama is out there saying things about white people that are designed to feed animosity towards the whites (see his first reaction to the Gates arrest). This is putting our race relations back 20 to 50 years as far as the attitude of the whites towards the blacks. This is sad, but I am really worried that many of the white people will think that this is the mainstream black American mindset. JC Watts is a smart, conservative, and not hate filled black man who could show the country that not all black Americans are like Obama. Both he and Sarah Palin would be willing to try and return out country it's conservative roots. I normally would not even consider skin color in a candidate but I believe that Obama is hurting American race relations so badly that we would need someone who could really bridge the racial divide.