Why the title?

"Pioneers take the arrows"

Oh, wait. I should be upbeat and taking arrows doesn't sound like an upbeat thing to say.

So, let me amend that statement.

It was courage and vision that led the pioneers to leave behind a comfortable, settled life and trek West to begin a new life in a new place. Many of those from the East that went West found a strength within themselves that they didn't see while they were in their old life. Instead of being one of those that just kind of went along with the others in the old life, they became leaders and visionaries in their new lives.

The sentiments of that last paragraph come from a favorite author, Louis L'Amour, in many of his books. So, I can't really say that it is an original thought from me. However, what he said is truthful.

Welcome to being a pioneer. Look ahead and ignore the "barking dogs" that give you negative opinions and comments. Louis L'Amour also spoke of the barking dogs.

In some of his stories, it was usually a father or older man telling a young boy how it was that when the Westward bound Conestoga wagons rolled through towns, the dogs came out to bark at them. His character then told the young listener that the barking didn't stop the wagons from going on to their destinations.

Following the advice of the Louis L'Amour characters, may we all forge ahead with our plans, after carefully considering all consequences and leave the "barkers" behind.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Politics…or Religion?

What should be the topic for today? On one hand, we have politics or religion, or there is the choice between religion and politics. So, I’m now in quite a quandary in choosing a topic for this blog.

I know…..

……I’ll do religion AND politics. (I can hear the squirming audience of readers now.)

To start the process, let’s pull up one of the liberal’s favorite bible scriptures from Bible Gateway, a great online biblical source of many versions. We go now to Matthew chapter 7 and verse 1 of the New International Version:

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

The liberals love to throw this one down as if they were playing a trump ace in a game of cards, saying in a sense, “Take that, you haven’t the right to judge me and my actions. However, many of them have never heard of verse 2 of the exact same book of the Bible. That one reads:

“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The chapter goes on to speak of making sure one has removed the “log” from one’s own eye before criticizing the “speck” in one’s brother’s eye.

However, if one has a righteous reason for judging, it is not a bad thing. If I wish to criticize or judge someone on their belief in abortion, as long as I firmly believe that abortion is murder and know so from the teachings of God’s scripture, I am free to judge. And, should I judge on that basis, I can honestly and firmly state in my defense at the judgment that because abortion is unrighteous, then I am righteous in my judgment of abortionists.

Since I have said that, I will now take the opportunity to judge President Obama.

Barack H. Obama has got to be the most incompetent and ignorant man to have ever held the office of President. After the fiasco that was Jimmy Carter, who now can breathe a sigh of relief because he is no longer the worst President ever, I never thought we would have someone so completely out of touch with the necessary knowledge and beliefs to be a good, effective President.

In setting up his administration, Obama has populated it with a lot of “educated” idiots who have dealt with theory for years and decades but have no experience at all in their theories. This President’s administration has the absolute LOWEST percentage of people who are experienced in economics, energy, and education.

Under the guidance of Obama and his administration, our national debt is skyrocketing at the same time the unemployment is as well. While there are already those out there saying that “the stimulus didn’t work because we didn’t spend enough,” they are prepared to double down with stupid ideas of hurting the economy more by raising taxes during a recession, which is an act that Obama himself has stated is a bad thing to do.

Obama has “delayed” a decision on drilling for shale oil, an act that is affecting up to 100’s of thousands of jobs. They have nixed the building of the pipeline from Canada to the lower United States, and that is affecting roughly 20,000 jobs, most of which would be union jobs. As a result, Canada is now looking to China for a market for their oil.

So, we have lost energy from oil and jobs. But, the eggheads and Obama aren’t through. Anyone heard of Solyndra? How about this headline from the Investor’s Business Daily:

Ex-Solyndra Staff to Get $13,000 Each in TAA Federal Aid.”

The story is at this link:


Each of those employees of the company will get that amount in benefits and cash for retraining for new jobs. Yet, Obama and the Energy Department head Steven Chu have said that solar energy is the future of energy, but those employees will now be trained for other jobs, even though it is said that they are highly skilled employees.

Well then, if solar technology and its trained employees are so good, why will they be trained for something else? If solar and wind energy is so good, why do we HAVE to subsidize them (again stealing from the taxpayers) and the companies involved? Especially when you consider that Solyndra got over $530 million in loans, I have to wonder what rat-hole that money went down.

Similar to the bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler, where the money was really to bail out the unions, who is the real beneficiary of the $530 million to Solyndra? By the way, the TAA aid is designed for employees who have lost their jobs because of tough competition from foreign countries. Since Solyndra management (and the Department of Energy’s Steven Chu) should have known that China was underselling American companies, why was a loan even given?

Obama and Chu are probably not even asking themselves those questions, let alone really seeking answers. Since Obama is unlikely to go looking for replacement people for his administration from among those with actual business management experience, I don’t see any turn-around in the devastating course that Obama has steered the country.

I’ve stated this before, and it is still pertinent. I don’t have any kind of college degree, but I understand economics and energy far better than Obama and his administration officials. Or, is he just evil, with every intention of doing what he is doing? After all, he is a Socialist.

While the media is out attacking every Republican seeking the Presidential nomination, we should really be looking for a Republican knowledgeable enough to really manage the economy and energy. Oh, and any one of the bunch currently seeking the Republican nomination is far better than Obama.

1 comment:

  1. All in all, George Bush took an actual sur­plus of $127 bil­lion in 2001, and
    turned it into a deficit of $319 bil­lion in 2005. His total in new spend­ing
    equaled over $5 tril­lion. This fig­ure dwarfs the $1.44 tril­lion in new
    spend­ing Pres­i­dent Obama is expected to make through two terms end­ing in
    It should be noted that the biggest spend­ing spree George Bush and the
    Repub­li­cans went on, accord­ing to these fig­ures from the
    Con­gres­sional Bud­get Office, were the Bush Tax Cuts. The New York Times
    report puts it this way; “If all of them [Bush Tax Cuts] expired as
    sched­uled at the end of 2012, future deficits would be cut by about half, to
    sus­tain­able levels”.

    Worst President ever? You must have been asleep between January 2001 and January 2009.


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