Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kill It

What we are seeing in American politics is a power struggle between two fundamental beliefs. The financial crisis has surmounted huge amounts of uncertainty. With global panic, it invites a power source. When Hitler rose to power he did it by burning the parliament building, setting off a nation wide crisis that left Germans vulnerable, so he then claimed executive power. The people didn't say much because they needed someone to save them. Few people bite the hand that feeds. In September of 2001, the world trade center in New York City was blasted by two planes. This blood being shed right on American soil left the door open for George W. Bush to claim an enormous amount of power through global panic. The establishment of the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Global War on Terror were made possible by this attack. Now, with this global financial crisis, we have seen enormous seizures of banks and other big companies. This is where we come to today.

The two grassroots movement groups right now are as follows.

The Obama Supporters

The most liberal member of the Senate since the 1930s, Barack Obama has offered a promise of change to Washington, the United States, and the world. His message has been strong.

The Socialist Movement

"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
-Karl Marx

Through the past two weeks we have seen an enormous socialist movement across the nation. If you've ever read animal farm, most of these followers are like the sheep, sadly. The message sounds as promising as the mind could imagine. We'll have a Robbin Hood in the White House, someone looking out for the everyman. Someone who gives back to the less fortunate. This is the fundamental movement that scares me the most, and should scare you too.

What a Socialist movement could lead to...

First, we will continue to see government bail out big business. Like the fire department, the government heroes will burst in to put out the flames. But when the flames are put out, will the fire fighters move in and take control of the household? Will they impose their beliefs on how you live your life, tell you how you should take care of your kids, how you dress, and what you make for dinner? In a socialist society, these government authorities will stay in the banking system. They will run the banks, and most likely run them into the ground.

Second, health care will be socialized. When it comes to socialized healthcare, the government dictates what the doctors are paid. In order to save money, they will slash doctor wages just like the governments do in France, Spain, Germany, and the rest of western Europe. This leads to lack of incentive. Where will the motivation be for someone to stay in med school for 7-10 years to become a doctor if they don't make more than a plumber? We will have a massive overturn in the way our medical world works. We will have a shortage of doctors, just like in western Europe. You will have to drive further to clinics and maybe change doctors. Socialized health care sacrifices quality for 'affordability'.

Third, riots will break out. As if anarchists aren't anti-government already, imagine what it will be like with an all powerful democratic left wing House, Senate, White House, and Supreme Court. A left wing agenda will lead to massive growth in the Federal Government, along with more regulations on how you live your life, how you run your business, what cars you buy, and what you do with your body. An anti-socialist movement will be enormous from the far right, and even moderate right wingers, who comprise over half of American voters.

The Anti-Socialists

America won't peacefully fall into the likes of socialism. There will be a huge resistance on the front of freedom and individual liberty. Those who want a true free market will be out in full force, desecrating everything in their path. The uprise of this now-silent majority will not be pretty. An enormous wave will cry out to kill socialism before it kills our country, and it will be years before democrats are trusted again.

So, I ask you, before you vote for Barack Obama, look at what you're voting for. You're voting for a man who surrounds himself with terrible people (Rezko, Wright, Ayers, ACORN). You're voting for a man who wishes to redistribute huge amounts of wealth (the top 1% already pay 40% of the national tax burden). You're voting for a man who would rather sell out his beliefs than lose an election (nuclear power, off shore drilling). You're voting for a man who preaches tearing down the very foothold that established our country (taxation without representation). Most of all, you're voting for a man who would rather settle a score with the wealthy, then lead our country through tough economic times.

I hope you think hard about whom you're voting for.

Signing off.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Fresh Perspective

This is Ron Paul's view on the government's involvement on drugs. It's an interesting take, with a valid point at the end.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I'm really nervous right now.

My debate starts in an hour.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Changing Seasons (Not Political, I promise)

So I want to thank you all for your input on my last post. I encourage everyone's opinion and having open discussions in my comments; I love input. I figured I'd take a night off from politics since I've worked about 10 hours today, and it was entirely political. So without further adieu..

The Transition of Summer to Autumn

As we have all noticed it's not summer anymore. We no longer have the hot days capped off with warm, mostly clear nights. Baseball is in its final games, and football is in full force. The trees have just about lost their leaves, and this time of year starts to bring out some new seasonal items. This leads me to be curious. What are some of your favorite fall-time classics? It just so happens I have some of my own.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I love coffee, and I love espresso, which means I probably like lattes. I do, in fact, like lattes. I'm glad we made progress with those last two sentences, but I'm leaving them in - unedited. Back to my point, anything with pumpkin spice in it has to be good. I don't make many trips to Starbucks, but I have to go at least once in the fall for this tasty classic.


In case you guys didn't know it, I love being around you. Our family is so unique and insightful - not to mention nothing short of hilarious. I like to think that when we were all together at my Open House that it was one of the most fun times we've ever had as a family, since I rarely see all/any of you. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to at least see a few of my family members, so that definitely makes the list. Also, you can't pass up Grandma's cooking (or yours, Dad), or Aunt Carla's green bean casserole, or Aunt Carrie's cookies (or her rendition of Great Grandma's lard pie crusts) - can't forget those suckers.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Just kidding!

That's it, get out your lists.

Signing off.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fun Topic!

So this is a fun topic:


Everybody loves talking about abortion, right?

My stance:

Abortion is wrong in any trimester, even the first.


Unless the mother is a victim of rape, incest, or it endangers the mother.

First Trimester

I think that life begins at conception. It's no secret that I'm not exactly "religious", so you can take that out of the equation. I feel as though there is never an "excess" of human life - that no human life, or POTENTIAL of human life, is expendable. You don't have to be religious to still believe in the sanctity of human life.
Maybe you're asking yourself, "Well, John wants the government to stay out of our lives as much as possible, why does he think that a governing body a thousand miles away has any control over our bodies?"

Well, that's an excellent question. I don't buy into the supreme court ruling Roe vs. Wade that says the Constitution gives a woman "privacy" for personal issues. The Constitution says no such thing. So, then, you start looking for Core Democratic Values. You are directly violating that embryo's right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Partial Birth Abortion

Partial birth abortion sickens me. Currently banned in the United States, Barack Obama wishes to lift the ban on partial birth abortion. If you're not informed on how this type of abortion is carried out, let me quickly inform you with as little detail as possible.

First, the woman is put into labor prematurely, around 21-22 weeks (5 months). They pull the baby out feet first, while leaving the head inside. They take fore snips to the head, open it, and remove the brains with a suction tube. I realize that was less than vague, but it's extremely tortuous and horrific. Again, Obama supports to lift the ban on this.



This practice, known as infanticide, might be even more gruesome than partial birth abortion. This is downright murder. At 21-22 weeks, again, the woman is put into premature labor. The baby is born (completely throwing out the liberal belief saying when a baby is born it now has human rights), and then left in the biohazard material room to die. They literally leave the newborn in a basket of soiled linens to die.

Barack Obama voted to keep this practice 3 separate times in the Illinois state legislature. To give you an idea how radically liberal Obama is on this, the US Senate voted on the same bill and voted it down unanimously 98-0. Senators such as John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, JOE BIDEN, and even Harry Reid voted this down.

I don't expect that I have more than one or two readers left, especially since Aunt Carrie and Dad are about the only ones who read any of my blogs anymore due to lack of political interest - but I don't really care. Your passion is your passion, and I'm not afraid to talk about things people don't want to hear about.

Signing off.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Push Comes to Shove

Finally, I'm back to the blogging world that we are all too familiar with. Yes, I've been reading others' posts and commenting, but I haven't posted anything with any sort of content in well over a week. Well, here it is.

What I've Been Up To

Well, a lot really. As Summer turned to fall and Autumn soon to ashes, the deep slumber that is ahead for the living world hasn't been evident in my life. Things have picked up dramatically for me in the past weeks leaving me to believe that the old saying "life ain't easy" will reign true throughout the rest of my being. Work weeks have consisted of more hours, class periods have been growing longer, exams more frequent, and sleep hours less prevalent. Some of the things I've been working on at work as of late have included:

Terri Land Event

Basically, I had to have people at the office to meet our Secretary of State. Mrs. Land came in to a crowd of around 25-30 people, including a few local Republican candidates, and Bill Caul - our 99th District State Rep. Mrs. Land then proceeded to meet the volunteers/candidates, and then found the farmer's market across the street where she brought back apple cider that ended up staying at the office for my enjoyment, thank you Mrs. Land! I must say it was about the most delicious apple cider I've had to date.
Earlier in the day, I rose bright and early (keep in mind this is a Saturday which is a precious sleeping day for us college students) to put together 1,000 literature packets for this event. We ran about 400-500 of them by the time we noticed a nice little typo in which said "Vote for Expereince". (If you can't find the typo, the word experience is spelled wrong). We killed the production and printed the new ones. This left us scrambling, but we didn't end up needing all 1,000 for that day anyhow.
Relieved? Yes.
The event went pretty well I thought. It wasn't phenomenal, but it was pretty decent. Whenever I look decent at my job it's a plus.

Mardi Gras Parade

This event was handed to me about 2 days ahead of time. We had to get volunteers around for a Friday parade through the city of Mt. Pleasant. We got plenty of support, and the event was a huge success. Quite a few of my friends came, and Bill Caul bought us pizza afterwards. It was nice to have dinner with a State Representative, it humbles you in a way.

CMU Homecoming Parade

This event went really well. We had to go through town again as a unified Republican Party. U.S. Congressman Dave Camp (Representing Michigan's 4th Congressional District) lead the way, along with local candidates, and again, Bill Caul. We had a large amount of candidates and volunteers, it was a lot of fun.

Now that we've caught up a little on what I've done, I want to share a little bit about how I feel about the Presidential Race.

First off, before you all exit out of my blog, it's worth noting that I will be taking part in a Presidential Debate Night! event on this Sunday the 26th at 7:30PM. It will either be located in Kulhavi Hall, or Anspach 161 or 162. I will be representing John McCain, and will be debating a representative of Barack Obama.

The Real Debate

Finally, John McCain came out swinging. This time he wasn't ranting and raving about terrorists and affiliations though. This time it was substance, socialism, and character. John McCain started off by taking a hard line that he is for the small businessman, the backbone of our economy.

Joe the Plumber

Why is a plumber relevant? Because Barack Obama finally made the mistake I've been waiting for. Obama is a socialist, there's no tip toeing around that. His plan is to tax the highest 5% of Americans and write a welfare check to those who are in the bottom 30%. This is a form of income redistribution. He said he wanted to "Spread the wealth around." As a direct beneficiary of this specific plan, I can see how wrong this is. I always use my very successful uncle in Pennsylvania as an example in arguments. I always say:
"Why should my uncle in Pennsylvania, who's worked his butt off his entire life, pulling 50 hours, 80 hours a week, traveling all over the world to get where he is today - why should he pay for my healthcare? Why should I get a piece of his success? If he wants to give me a gift, he gives me a gift. If he wants to donate to charity, he donates to charity. Where is it the government's responsibility or right to tell him that he's been too successful and they think it's more fit to spread his wealth elsewhere?"
This is my common accusation of Robbin Hood Economics, where you rob from the rich and give to the poor. Joe Biden would tell you that it's "Patriotic to pay more taxes." This is funny to me considering he didn't even pay for his own house, his campaign money did. How is that anything short of socialism, or even take it a step further, communism?


What has the government ever run that has been successful?

Social Security?

The Airlines?
Uhh, nope.

Fannie May and Freddie Mac
Wow, this is getting ugly.

Why would we want to trust our government to run a socialized, nationalized healthcare plan? Not only this, once again, where is it the government's responsibility to take the top 5% and say they're responsible for funding this? When you look at national health care plans, such as the one in Canada, there is a huge problem. Canadians can't get into hospitals for emergency situations. Everyone is in to the hospital for the common cold, so emergency treatment is usually done in the United States at full price. That should tell you something. If we implement this, it sacrifices our quality for expense. If Doctors don't make more than a plumber, why would they have any incentive to stay in Med School for 7-10 years? A lack of quality healthcare leaves us with a bigger problem than lack of insurance.

The War

I think that the greatest gauge we have about what's going on in Iraq is to ask the soldiers themselves, agreed? They're the ones putting their lives on the line, they probably know whether the battle is worth it or not. Can we all agree on that?
I hope you said yes.
The polling came back today from members of the United States Military. They overwhelmingly support John McCain, 63% to 32%. I think that this says where the mindset of our United States Armed Forces is at. They believe the surge has worked, and they think we should finish the job we started, regardless if we went in for the right reasons.

ACORN, William Ayers, Jerimiah Wright, etc.

Is this stuff relevant? Is the fact that Barack Obama worked with a domestic terrorist that bombed the US Capitol, along with the Pentagon and was totally unreluctant of doing so, is that a reason to question Obama? Why not? Sure, voter fraud, knowing a domestic terrorist, and associating with a nut job preacher might not make Barack Obama a national security threat, but it questions his judgement. Why is it that Obama didn't sever his ties with Wright until the media found out that he was a total nut? Why is it that Obama associated with, fundraised with, and served with a domestic terrorist - only to claim he didn't know about Ayers' past when caught?
Again, do I think Barack Obama is a dangerous person?
Absolutely not.
Do I think that who a person surrounds themself with can be a direct judgement of character, judgement, and reason?

A Much Needed Phrase

"Senator Obama, I am not George Bush. If you wanted to run against George Bush you should have ran 4 years ago."

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A True Story

This was not rigged. It also works with 'Vote socialism 08' on occassion.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Winner Winner, Cookie Dinner

I know, the real phrase is "Chicken Dinner" but I felt my version was more appropriate.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Future Plans

I've given much thought to what the future holds lately, and I had decided to keep my plans under wraps for a few weeks to make sure it wasn't just a "spur of the moment" type thing. I figured I had to let this stew for a while so that I could proclaim it as one of those 'Porter Goals' that you must achieve once making public.

Well, here it is.

I've recently discovered that my preferred major doesn't really hold a lot of job availability. Political Science is a great field of study, but it's not a great major. This is why I've decided to shift it to my minor. My major is a field in which will start to grow at a huge rate due to current crises. My major is Economics. I won't be a single class behind with this switch, and hopefully it's my last switch so I never fall behind. I have great intentions to graduate in 4 years or less.

Goal number two:

I don't like it at CMU. It seems like everyone is "going out" 7 days a week, and they always come back staggering drunk. I realize that stuff happens in college, but here it's literally every night. It's disgusting really. Then you get to hear about how nobody can afford to pay for this or that, yet they have enough to buy beer every night? This brings me to my next plan. I plan on transferring out of CMU. Where, you ask?

George Mason University

They are rated as the #1 up-and-coming University in North America. They are nationally accredited in Economics and Political Science. They are also located a couple miles from Washington DC. This is perfect for any type of internship or work study experience. Also, their out of state tuition is within $100 of what I'm paying at Central. They also have a great class transfer rate, which could save me a lot of money as well. This move just seems to make sense on so many levels. I get to go to a better school for the same price, I would get to go back to somewhere that I absolutely loved for the month I was there, and I could get some experience that I could never have here in Michigan.

It's official, I said it - now I have to deliver.

Friday, October 3, 2008

We're Just Stuck in a Rut

I tell you what, this is shaping up to be a "more of the same" type year. As political campaigns lavish each other, gas prices stay high, and summer turns to autumn - this is all shaping up to be just another year like the previous. The Cubs still can't win in the playoffs, OJ Simpson is on trial, and GM just can't seem to turn things around.

This leads to more of the predictability, or lack thereof, of Michigan. U of M wins their Big-10 opener, just like every year. Grand Valley is destroying every team they play in football. The Tigers are out of the playoffs. The Tigers are under .500. The Tigers can't beat the White Sox. The Tigers underperform for their expectations (is there a pattern here?). A Republican can't carry the state of Michigan. The leaves turn yellow and orange, and as soon as they do they slip away under a cover of snow until what seems to be late July.

Now there are some things that might suprise some people around the state of Michigan. U of M is struggling in football. Coleman has won 3 games this year, which is more than the past 4 years combined. The unemployment rate is up to 9% (oh wait, that's not a suprise).

What are some things that you guys have noticed that are redundant in your states, and what do you think is out of the norm this year?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A "Reliable" News Source

With all of the talk of reliable news sources, and complete idiots - let's see a real one.

Keith Olbermann.

It sickens me when he gets to the part about the President giving up golf. I think that President Bush had a good point about how he shouldn't be playing golf during a war, that people don't want to see him out playing a game while American lives are being lost.

Why should someone get a show every night to do this to your own President?

Nobody's keeping Keith Olbermann in this country.

He's truly shameless.

Now here is a sociopath.