Veteran's Day 2008

It seems too few people know the history of Veteran’s Day. While dedicated to the memory of fallen soldiers, the date was selected because on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, a defeated Germany signed the armistice ending four years of a horrible war. President Wilson called WW1 “the War to end all wars.”

Sadly, wars have not ended. WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq have reminded Americans of the sacrifice made by our .

On this solemn day, we salute you and we thank you.

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I Voted Today

Whatever you political, economic, social, or ethnic affiliation, make sure you vote.

I am in favor of informed, thoughful voters. However, you forfeit your right to complain when you fail to vote. Don’t sit on the sidelines and complain. Get involved.

Vote today!

They Have Lost Their Minds!

The Federal Government is going to bailout AIG and Fannie/Freddie. This is nightmare. Is this even legal? President Bush, McCain, Obama, Senators, Representatives have all lost their minds!

It is important to understand exactly what is happening. The government is using your money to buy the bad assets of various companies.  Yes, they are calling it a loan. No, the loans will never be repaid because the underlying assets are not worth anything. How do I know? If they were worth anything the company would not be in trouble in the first place!

This is an inflationary nightmare that encourages thievery and/or mismanagement by corporate insiders and just postpones the inevitable bubble that MUST take place. Have any of these goofballs ever even read about the basic principles of economics? Automakers will be next and eventually it will make its way into inefficient technology companies. Higher taxes, bigger debt and higher interest soon to follow.

Besides, who gave anyone permission to spend my tax dollars in a bailout of this sort?  Michelle Malkin calls it the Death of Fiscal Conservatism. Newsmakers says Get Ready for an Enormous Tax Bill.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. Sir Alexander Fraser Tyler

“When a self-governing people confer upon their government the power to take from some and give to others, the process will not stop until the last bone of the last taxpayer is picked bare.” Kershner’s First Law.