WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Answering BDS victims

There is an older guy who every Thursday afternoon stands next to the library with a sign that says " Bring our troops home" or something to that effect. He is sometimes joined by one or two equally misguided folks but more often than not, rain or shine he just stands there hoping for a miracle or another treasonous news anchor (i.e., Cronkite.)

Our local newspaper have written several pieces on him showing how unbiased the liberal media really are and has given him more than ample opportunity to publish his own anti Bush and anti capitalist screeds as well.

His last, as often happens when war opponents get really desperate, went overboard.

So I wrote a rebuttal which was published today.

The following are (from the bottom) several pieces on the war protester, his latest guest column and my answer to him and many others in Forest Grove who have lost their senses.

For completeness, these are his other opinions on Wal*Mart, Bush, and more war. There are others but they are as unhinged it's not even worth to mention them.

Guest Opinion
GWB is no FDR (thank goodness)
, Feb 27, 2008
It is called BDS or Bush Derangement Syndrome. Its sufferers often engage in something called acute case of political projection: accusing one’s political enemies of actions one often engages in or defends if carried out by one’s political allies.
BDS sufferers often hail virtues of past U.S. presidents, some of whom came very close to becoming totalitarian tyrants and who are more easily comparable to Hitler or Stalin, while accusing the current occupant of the White House and his supporters of trying to take over the country in some evil conspiracy (“Just say ‘no’ to steady diet of fear,” Guest Column, News-Times, Feb. 20, 2008).
FDR is one such past president. With his famous words “Only thing we have to fear is fear itself” he managed to convince the nation to give him a blank check to squash any dissent and to implement constitutionally questionable domestic policies that together with countless other socialist experiments that followed over the last 70 years are slowly bankrupting the country.
It is indeed ironic that BDS sufferers use FDR as an example against George W. Bush. After all, it was FDR who put thousands of Americans in concentration camps, went around the US Congress to aid the British and tried to pack the Supreme Court with his cronies to preserve the New Deal.
During World War II, FDR carpet-bombed many enemy cities and his successor dropped two atomic bombs on Japan killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, but it is George Bush who is mercilessly criticized because a few ruthless killers are held in Guantanamo and another few prisoners in Iraq were photographed with underwear on their heads.
While we are facing an enemy more cruel than Nazis or fascists or communists, the enemy who is clearly intent on destroying the West, BDS victims pretend that the enemy doesn’t exist and the frequent outbursts of indiscriminate Muslim violence can be managed by police actions and by constant appeasement.
For the past seven years, BDS sufferers have been feeding us “steady diet of fear” explaining to us how George Bush, Republicans and evangelical Christians will take over the country and create some kind of theocracy with unlimited police powers.
Isn’t it ironic that while BDS victims are sure that people in the United States are “intimidated by arbitrary arrests” they feel free to publish their screeds on the pages of local newspapers?
But there is good news for the many stricken with BDS and the rest of us who have to put up with their antics. They all will be cured next January when George Bush finally steps down.
And step he will. Because he, unlike FDR and many with BDS, has the respect for the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
Krystof Zmudzinski lives in Forest Grove.
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Guest Opinion
Just say ‘no’ to steady diet of fear
, Feb 20, 2008

‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’

America was trapped in a terrible, worldwide crisis when Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those words in his first inaugural address in 1933.

It was during the depths of the Depression. Millions were unemployed or struggling to make a bare living, their life savings vanished in the nation’s overwhelming financial collapse.

Then came the new president’s voice on the radio, assuring Americans that fear – “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror” – was our greatest enemy. In coming years, that strong, piercing voice on the radio would become familiar to all Americans during Roosevelt’s broadcast Fireside Chats – calming despair, bluntly discussing the nation’s crises, boldly advancing a New Deal to renew hope in the hopeless and put Americans back to work.

Few people listening to that firm, confident voice knew that this was a man with paralyzed legs, a man who had dragged himself back from his own depths of despair. Boldly facing the overwhelming national disaster, he called upon Americans for courage and unity.

Be brave, was his message. We are all in this together. We will all come through it together.

Also in 1933, on the far side of the world, another, very different leader came to power.

We are accustomed to think of Adolf Hitler as some sort of unique monster, a creature of superhuman evil. He was not. He was a very ordinary man – a bitter little man who had failed at every profession he tried until he became the leader of a small radical party called the Nazis.

Hitler did not seize power in Germany. He was legally elected to lead that nation, and his Nazi party’s swift, methodical destruction of democracy and personal liberties went practically unopposed.

This was because he did not call for courage and unity from German citizens, but for fear and intolerance – of Jews, of communists, of homosexuals, gypsies, Slavs, anyone who did not fit the glorified image of “the pure Aryan race.”

Germans were repeatedly assured that those “others” were to blame for Germany's defeat in the First World War, and for all Germany's subsequent problems. And ordinary citizens went about their lives secure in the belief that their leader would solve all their problems, while the Nazis swiftly assumed control over every aspect of their lives – crushing any dissent, creating the ruthless SS and the feared Gestapo, taking control of the press, perverting the legal system. By the time some ordinary Germans realized all they had lost, it was fatal to protest.

An American writer, Naomi Wolf, has analyzed the 10 steps that the Nazis – and every totalitarian government before and since – used to undermine and destroy the open societies in which they arose.

Those 10 steps include:

• Invoke external and internal threats.

• Establish a secret police and secret prisons.

• Create an armed force outside civilian law.

• Spy on citizens and infiltrate their organizations.

• Intimidate people by arbitrary arrests.

• Restrict the media.

• Denounce dissent as treason.

• Subvert the rule of law to serve the purposes of the rulers.

Wolf’s book, titled “The End of America,” details how each of those 10 steps has been taken by our own government in the past few years.

Since 9/11, our nation has been fed a steady diet of fear – fear of terrorists, of illegal immigrants, of socialist medicine, gay agendas and secularism.

Be afraid, is the message. Be very afraid.

And, while we were distracted by those fears, the 10 steps were being openly taken toward an all-powerful, unchecked and unbalanced government, at endless war with internal and external threats.

Fear has become a major national industry. Giant corporations like Halliburton and Blackwater, which deal in fear, are being showered with billions of dollars borrowed against our grandchildren’s futures.

And yet, Wolf’s book is encouraging, too, because a peril that is exposed and understood is one that can be defeated.

Democracy is a fragile thing, Wolf writes. It requires constant attention from all its members to maintain it. America does face real and awful dangers – religious terrorism, the loss of industries, a horrifying national debt, a widening gap between haves and have-nots, and destruction of the environment and natural resources.

But these are real, understandable problems. They can be met with courage and unity and the native optimism Americans can draw upon – whenever they are not being led by fear.

We are all in this together. With courage and unity, we can all come through it together.

Walt Wentz lives in Forest Grove.

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War critics send message to Congress
Forest Grove -- Residents from four counties call on Congress to wind down war in Iraq and fund services for returning American troops
By John Schrag

The Forest Grove News-Times, Feb 21, 2007

Chase Allgood / News-Times

Ellen Hastay of the West County Council for Human Dignity addresses an overflow crowd at an Iraq War forum Monday evening in Pacific University’s Taylor Auditorium in Forest Grove.
More than 120 people packed a Pacific University auditorium Monday night to hear a series of speakers discuss the mounting cost – in dollars and lives – of the war in Iraq.

The gathering, promoted as a town hall meeting for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, drew people from four counties, according to Walt Wentz, one of the organizers. Invitations were sent to Sens. Gordon Smith (R-Pendleton) and Ron Wyden (D-Portland) and Rep. David Wu (D-Portland).

Only Wu, whose district stretches from Portland to the coast, sent a representative, Wentz said.

After listening to several speakers, including two veterans of the current war, the group unanimously voted to adopt three resolutions that will be forwarded to Smith, Wyden and Wu.

The resolutions call for:

• The members of Congress to oppose any new appropriations for the war and use existing funding to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq immediately.

• Rep. Wu to provide his constituents with a detailed report on the cost of the war.

• The members of Congress to stop any escalation of the conflict with Iran.

The forum was organized by the West County Council for Human Dignity and Pacific’s Department of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Kristin Ludwig, a member of the human dignity council, said it was an exciting evening.

“I can’t think of another event happening in a long time that matched the town hall in spirit and energy,” the Forest Grove resident said. “It was an amazing and inspiring example of grassroots democracy.”

Participants pledged to work together throughout the 1st Congressional District to hold the representatives accountable.

Organizers said that in addition to sending the resolutions to congressional offices, they plan to publicize the resolutions throughout the members’ districts.

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A solitary man’s plea
By Nancy Townsley

The Forest Grove News-Times, Jan 10, 2007, Updated Jan 10, 2007

Chase Allgood / News-Times

Every Thursday during the afternoon rush hour – rain or shine – Walt Wentz mans his post across from the Forest Grove library on the north side of Pacific Avenue.

There, from about 4:30 to 6 p.m., he stands and holds a large sign with a simple message: Bring Our Troops Home.

Sometimes he spends the hour-and-a-half completely alone as cars whiz past and no one seems to take notice.

Other days he gets waves and horn honks from people who seem to agree with his point of view. The occasional catcalls and middle fingers shoved out of truck windows don’t bother Wentz all that much, he said.

After all, he noted, they have the right to their opinion.

His unvarnished belief is that the war in Iraq – which began 3½ years ago and just before the New Year claimed its 3,000th military death – has already been going on far too long.

“I remember Vietnam, and I saw our peoples’ lives being thrown away in the same idiotic fashion – in an open-ended ‘war’ with crazy rules of engagement and an enemy that was indistinguishable from the populace we were supposedly liberating,” said Wentz, 64.

The retired associate editor of Ruralite, a Forest Grove-based magazine covering rural electrical cooperatives, actually began his protest shortly after the war started, in March 2003, with a one-man candlelight vigil in Rogers Park.

The effort was “in memory of the troops killed up to that time,” Wentz said. “Eventually I decided I was wasting time in a solitary personal homage to dead soldiers when I could try to help save a few live ones.”

That was when Wentz decided to park himself downtown, in a spot that might draw attention to what has turned into the third-longest military conflict in U.S. history – after the Revolutionary War and Vietnam, according to National Public Radio’s Web site.

Response positive

The response to his protest has been “overwhelmingly positive,” Wentz said.

“Mainly it’s horn taps, thumbs up, grins and waves,” he noted. “I’d say the percentage is about 15 positive to one negative.”

He smiles at everyone who responds, no matter how.

“I’m not there to argue – just to say what everyone has been thinking for a long while now.”

Once in a while, Wentz gets involved in conversations with curious passers-by who wonder why he stages his silent protest week after week, month after month.

He tells them he doesn’t want to get into politics, because that’s “divisive and time-wasting.” But he’s up front about his contention that the war in Iraq will continue, whether American troops leave or stay.

“Sadly, it’s unrealistic to say, ‘Stop the war.’ We can’t impose a democracy on people whose primary motivation for the past 5,000 years has been to seize power and wealth for their own religious sect or tribe or clan or family.

“But all that is too complicated for any sign I could hold up without a forklift.”

Wentz said he saw no reason to “go into the morality” of the war “or the shifting rationales or the oil or anything else about how or why we got into the war.”

His vigil is singly focused on getting soldiers home from the Middle East.

“I’m just sticking to the obvious facts,” Wentz said. “We’ve been pushed into a wild-goose chase, and are squandering the people and the international goodwill and the resources we need for the real problems here at home.”

With dozens of young men and women from Forest Grove and the surrounding communities presently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as a military veteran himself, Wentz is loathe to criticize the individuals fighting overseas.

“I don’t have any children or grandchildren in the military, but everybody over there is somebody’s child, brother, sister, father, mother, husband or wife,” Wentz said.

Rather, he disagrees with a U.S. military policy that he believes serves no positive end.

“Every one of those troops who dies in Iraq is a wasted sacrifice made by some family here at home,” said Wentz, who served in the Air Force from 1960-64 as a member of the Strategic Air Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

“Military people are patriotic,” Wentz noted. “That patriotism shouldn’t be abused. Those lives shouldn’t be thrown away in a fake war.”

For the first five months or so, Wentz was the lone protestor on the Pacific University sidewalk. Last fall, he was joined by Forest Grove resident and anti-war advocate Kevin Boardman.

Besides the two men, “one sweet lady has joined in a couple of times,” Wentz said.

“The number of us out there doesn’t really matter,” he noted. “Somebody just has to speak up and let people know they aren’t alone in thinking the troops need to be brought home.”


As of Monday morning, at least 3,011 members of the military had died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. Department of Defense Web site, www.defenselink.mil/news, lists 3,000 deaths, including 2,015 as a result of hostile action and seven civilian casualties.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Quote of the day 2

"There is something truly offensive about Gostin's pleading for money while acting as if the wanton murder of innocent people is of little import because the number of people killed in that way is relatively small. Violence--especially random, politically motivated violence--is both far more significant morally and far more disruptive to society than are diseases caused by bad lifestyle choices. And let's not forget that there is no such thing as a preventable death: Death can be postponed, but never prevented." -- James Taranto


Quote of the day

"And nearly every pro-life activist knows that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a rabid eugenicist who was more interested in selective breeding than "choice" -- and she provided Nazis a platform in her publications." -- David Forsmark


Global whining

It's official: we are entering a period of global cooling. Somehow I think the greenies will still blame Bush and SUVs.
Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age
Lorne Gunter, National Post
Published: Monday, February 25, 2008

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.

The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."

China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.

There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in the past two months that the real estate market has felt the pinch as home buyers have stayed home rather than venturing out looking for new houses.

In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.

And remember the Arctic Sea ice? The ice we were told so hysterically last fall had melted to its "lowest levels on record? Never mind that those records only date back as far as 1972 and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.

The ice is back.

Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.

OK, so one winter does not a climate make. It would be premature to claim an Ice Age is looming just because we have had one of our most brutal winters in decades.

But if environmentalists and environment reporters can run around shrieking about the manmade destruction of the natural order every time a robin shows up on Georgian Bay two weeks early, then it is at least fair game to use this winter's weather stories to wonder whether the alarmist are being a tad premature.

And it's not just anecdotal evidence that is piling up against the climate-change dogma.

According to Robert Toggweiler of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University and Joellen Russell, assistant professor of biogeochemical dynamics at the University of Arizona -- two prominent climate modellers -- the computer models that show polar ice-melt cooling the oceans, stopping the circulation of warm equatorial water to northern latitudes and triggering another Ice Age (a la the movie The Day After Tomorrow) are all wrong.

"We missed what was right in front of our eyes," says Prof. Russell. It's not ice melt but rather wind circulation that drives ocean currents northward from the tropics. Climate models until now have not properly accounted for the wind's effects on ocean circulation, so researchers have compensated by over-emphasizing the role of manmade warming on polar ice melt.

But when Profs. Toggweiler and Russell rejigged their model to include the 40-year cycle of winds away from the equator (then back towards it again), the role of ocean currents bringing warm southern waters to the north was obvious in the current Arctic warming.

Last month, Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, shrugged off manmade climate change as "a drop in the bucket." Showing that solar activity has entered an inactive phase, Prof. Sorokhtin advised people to "stock up on fur coats."

He is not alone. Kenneth Tapping of our own National Research Council, who oversees a giant radio telescope focused on the sun, is convinced we are in for a long period of severely cold weather if sunspot activity does not pick up soon.

The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850. Crops failed through killer frosts and drought. Famine, plague and war were widespread. Harbours froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased.

It's way too early to claim the same is about to happen again, but then it's way too early for the hysteria of the global warmers, too.
Oh. And there is this.

World Temperatures according to the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction. Note the steep drop over the last year.Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.
No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.

Let's hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans -- and most of the crops and animals we depend on -- prefer a temperature closer to 70.

Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.



Political corruption is not a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It is a big government problem.


New Jersey: Old Europe at home

New Jersey has the highest taxes in the US yet the state is also the most in debt. Any questions?

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Who cares

It's lent. Time to say no to one's favorite things. Each one individually or the whole family. We don't watch TV much but during the lent we watch it even less. Each week of the lent we add one more TV-less day. This week (or last week) it was Sunday. So sorry, Oscars, I guess this religion thing bites you in the ass yet again.

Friday, February 22, 2008


My truth is better than yours

It's final: liberals like subjects that don't have universal truths.
For example, liberal students reported valuing intellectual freedom, creativity, and the chance to write original work and make a theoretical contribution to science. They outnumbered conservative students two to one in the humanities and social sciences — which are among the fields most likely to produce interest in doctoral study. Conservative students, however, put more value on personal achievement and orderliness, and on practical professions, like accounting and computer science, that could earn them lots of money.

The Woessners also found that conservative students put a higher priority than liberal ones on raising a family. That does not always fit well with a career in academe, where people often delay childbearing until after they earn tenure.

The research led the Woessners to conclude that if higher education wants to attract more conservatives to the professoriate, it should smooth the way financially, offering subsidized health insurance and housing for graduate students, and adopting family-friendly policies for professors.

So the same people who say corporations are not doing enough, are not doing enough themselves? Why am I not surprised?


Bankrupting the US since 1934

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Senate has approved charging parents tuition if they want their children to attend full-day kindergarten, rather than the free half-day kindergarten funded by the state.

Several lawmakers are already saying they don't like the bill.

State Senator Rod Monroe, a Portland Democrat, called the bill "unAmerican" and "elitist."

And fellow Democrat Alan Bates, a senator from Ashland, says the Legislature should have funded full-day kindergarten when lawmakers met last year - instead of giving schools money to spend on whatever programs they choose.

Even state Senator Vicki Walker, a Eugene Democrat who is the lead author of the bill, says the state should not be charging people to go to a public school.
Why not? So what happens if the state defines public school as something a child attends from his birth until he graduates with a Ph.D.?


Quote of the (other) day

You may not like their politics, or their attitude, or their style. But if we really do have an energy revolution in this country and free ourselves from our addiction to fossil fuels, it will be because of hard-charging, take-no-prisoners entrepreneurs like T.J. Rodgers — not UN committees, environmental groups, or government officials.
Amen. And they will not need government money to do it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008



I'm using it from time to time and I think Craig is an asshole.


Show about nothing

I don't watch much TV. But there is a show I could watch all the time and I never get tired of seeing the same episodes over and over. It's Seinfeld and it's about nothing: no politics, rather neutral on social values, offends nobody and unites everybody.

Is this why Obama has so much appeal? A man that can talk about nothing better than anybody else? A man than seems more attractive only because he can pronounce "nuclear" better then the current president?

It would be sad if it were true. But I'm afraid it is. Most Democrats keep their heads in their asses.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Taxes and freedom

I know already I will not spend my retirement in Oregon unless income taxes are abolished. And even then, only if sales taxes are used to replace income taxes and the property taxes stay where they are or are lowered. What is scary about these statistics is that people are coming to Oregon to escape high taxes somewhere else. I lived in Madison, Wisconsin between 1995 and 2000 so I'm not surprised people would be leaving that state for Oregon. If they are retirees, the only reason to come to western Oregon is the weather. You don't have to shovel rain.

"Our friends on the left say Americans are willing to pay more taxes to get better government services, but their migration patterns reveal the opposite. Governors would be wise to heed these interstate migration trends as they try to cope with what may be one of the worst years in recent memory for state finances. The people who tend to be the most mobile in American society are the educated and motivated -- in other words, the taxpaying class. Tax them too much, and you'll soon find they aren't there to tax at all."


There is a Polish joke here somewhere

Don't get me wrong, I'm proud but I think there will be a Polish joke eventualy that will involve helicopters.

Aviation pioneer Frank Piasecki, inventor of the tandem-rotor helicopter familiar from decades of troop-transport missions and land and sea rescue flights, has died at his home in the Philadelphia suburbs. He was 88.

Piasecki's wife, Vivian, was with him when he fell ill Monday at his home in Havertown. The cause of his death had not been determined but he had suffered several recent strokes, his son, John Piasecki, said early Tuesday.

Piasecki was born in 1919 in Lansdowne and was involved in the earliest days of helicopters. Soon after Igor Sikorski became the first American to build and fly a helicopter, in 1941, Piasecki became the second, in 1943.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Anybody but a Democrat

Romney's speech, which I wouldn't hesitate to call my Republican credo, was perfect. He is a smart man and knows how to do math. He also knows how Reagan did it and it seems he intends to do it the same way. I have a lot of reservations about McCain, the most important one being his belief that humans are causing global warming. But there is no way in hell I would ever even consider voting for either Obama or Clinton. So I will support McCain and my only hope is that he will take Romney as his VP.

Also, McCain's global-warmism may solve itself in a few years.


Global whining

While my local paper tells us "nothing to see here" while it's snowing in the valley as it hasn't since I moved here, some serious scientists -- those interested in science and not in federal grants to study in perpetuity how to solve a problem that doesn't exists -- think we not only are not in a global warming period but maybe moving into a catastrophic global cooling one.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Pooper Tuesday

I may not like the results. But at least Republicans vote on issues. Democrats right now are arguing whether the next president should be a woman or a black guy. Of course, there are the MoveOn anti-war whackos but if they ever take over, I will move to Idaho and buy a big gun, or two...

Saturday, February 02, 2008



I have to say that Obama makes me think that maybe I should disregard party affiliation and vote for him because he is going to change everything. He is not very clear when he talks about his "change" he wants to implement when he is finally elected. But I understand his apprehension. So many people are watching and listening to everything he says so he is afraid to promise anything concrete.

But I know he is really for change and I know exactly what he wants to change and why I will vote for him.

First of all, I know he will change how private schools are paid for. Right now, government schools are failing most of our children. Obama says he wants to change that so he will allow for tax credits so parents, especially minority parents can send their children to schools that actually teach something useful, like reading and writing.

Obama also wants to change how we pay taxes. Right now, people who make all the money pay all the taxes. Instead, Obama thinks that all people who live in the US should pay taxes. Otherwise, they should move to Canada or Mexico.

Obama will bomb Iran as soon as Ahma-wack-job threatens Israel. That would indeed be a change from what we have today.

Yeah, I will vote for Obama's change.

He knows that all that snow we are gettting is not caused by global warming but instead snow in Western Oregon is caused by global cooling which we have to combat by buying more SUVs.

Yeah, Obama is my man. He is for change.


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