Friday, November 30, 2007

Hillary Missed A Golden Opportunity To Cinch The Democrat Presidential Nomination

In the past week, I was wondering what was Hilary Clinton doing. It seems that her husband was in the lime light more often than her. In fact, reporters swarm around Bill Clinton wherever he goes. I always wonder who was running for the Democratic Presidential nomination- Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton.

I seem that Bill is trying to steal the air time that was suppose to be for his wife. The Clinton machine tried to use the gender card to gain more Hilary supporters, but the American people won't accept it. Hillary seems to maintain a low profile in order to avoid any further scrutiny. Presently, Hillary is running second in the polls while Obama commands the lead in Iowa.

I wonder if Bill Clinton really cares if Hillary gets the nomination. After hearing him talk, Bill Clinton is trying to rewrite his past presidency, but the media couldn't help themselves to remind Bill Clinton that he was wrong. For Bill to say that he was against the war in Iraq from the very beginning is very insulting to the intelligence of the American people. I call it a desperate move to try to change the embarrassing legacy that he purposely left. I see the Clintons as an opportunistic parasite with the only goal to achieve lasting power.
I'm glad Bill Clinton is not running in 2008. Hillary has a major problem and that is with Bill, who enjoys listening to himself talk. Bill has already contradicted his positions against Hillary's game plan, but both husband and wife has a knack of supporting both sides of a debate.

It's quite sad that Hillary missed a golden opportunity to seal the Democrats' nomination. She had cancelled her speech in Virginia and watched the latest news about her New Hampshire headquarters being assaulted by a terrorist. It seems that a mentally unstable man with a concealed bomb strapped around his body entered (turns out to be several emergency highway flares) into the Hillary campaign headquarters demanding to speak with the former first lady. He took six people in the campaign headquarters as hostage for five hours. Since Hillary cancelled her speech, she should have shown her leadership and flown the two-hour trip and spoke to the man to give up the hostages. If she had done so, she would have cinched the nomination. But alas, another missed opportunity. She has already been suspected of showing no leadership skills, nor shown any accomplishments as a public servant. Her would be heroic act would at least diffuse some of the critics.
I was quite surprise that Bill Clinton didn't decide to fly up from a cancelled NYC speech to be the hero of the day at New Hampshire. I wonder if something or somebody kept him preoccupied during the ordeal. Hmmmm . . .

It seems that the Clintons are transparent and selfish. They care not for the American people. Hillary is starving for power and will say anything to get it. Bill is on a power trip and will use his position to satiate his own physical needs.

Monday, November 26, 2007

If American Are Antiwar, Why Did Antiwar Movies Flopped?

In 2007, Hollywood presented four antiwar movies. The left wing liberal-minded pundits in Hollywood wants to mischaracterize the military and exploit the war. The agenda is obvious. To interject into the minds of the American people a platform that war in general is wrong. Appeasing our enemies and leading this country toward Isolationism is the route that our government should follow by these left wing nuts.

The only four movies that I can recall were "Rendition," "Lions for Lambs," "In the valley of Elah," and the latest movie to come out "Redacted." The first three movies mentioned had a similar theme, but in the movie "Redacted" had a "Shock and awe" temperament. In the De Palma's picture "Redacted," it depicts a story line about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family. Just that premise alone is enough for anyone to walk out of the movie theater.

Based on a poll conducted by CNN, 78% of the American people want our troops home and 68% of the American people feel that invading Iraq wasn't worth it. You would make an assumption that these supporters against the war would enjoy these movies. Ironically, the opposite was the consensus of the American people. The four movies mentioned were considered flops. They didn't generate enough ticket revenue during opening week to meet the total cost of the production of the movie. That's very pathetic. The De Palma film "Redacted" opened this past weekend in 15 theaters throughout the USA and it only generated $25,628, which means approximately 2,500 people saw it in the entire country.

So, if the American people are so gung-ho against the war, why then are the antiwar movies flopped? Would it suggest that the drive-by media are steering the emotions of the American people to be antiwar? Probably, yes! Well, base on this, one can conclude that majority of America does support our military and our war efforts. Polls and biased surveys do not reflect what majority of Americans currently feel.

Whatever happened of those days in the era of WWII where movies were all pro-American, pro-military, and pro-USA? I guess the liberal politically correct ideology has really taken us deep into the realm of stupidity.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Myths and Lies About Our Economy

It's so annoying how the media redefines recession, bloviated lies about the economy, and keeping hiding the fact that the Bush Administration is successful in creating a healthy economy. It pisses me off that the media are making the economy as the main issue for this election season. Just because they lost all hope in a surge failure, they are manufacturing myths and lies about the economy to the Amerian people.

The media was wrong again when they speculated that this holiday season will go bust due to high gas prices, and the credit crunch. Well, a report yesterday stated that "Black Friday" produced good retail receipts and we should see strong buying by the consumer during the holiday season.

These myths that the media conjures up are quite upsetting. Let me debunk some of these myths. Exposing these myths will set you free and a better understanding where we stand in this current economy.


Myth: Continued Stagnant Earnings.
Reality:
Hogwash! Currently, real wage rose 1.8% last year, faster than the average rate during 90's of the Clinton Administration. This increase equates, on average, an extra $1,030 for the typical family of four with two wage earners.

Myth: The Bush Administration is giving big business a "pass" and not paying their fair share of taxes
Realty:
This is a blatant lie. Businesses are paying more in taxes than in any time in history. Even during the 1990's, taxes collected from businesses don't come close. Corporate income tax receipts in 2006 totaled $360 billion, which are 15% of the total federal tax receipts.

Myth: Good jobs are disappearing to outsourcing jobs overseas.
Realty:
This is a farce. The media will never admit those outsourcing jobs' oversea increase jobs here. Outsourced jobs will free up money to create more jobs. Duh! This present US economy continues to turn our new jobs. We have a 4.7% unemployment rate, which is considered full employment. Since Bush tax cuts took hold in 2003, the economy has created more than 8.5 million jobs.

Myth: The Federal Budget Deficit is soaring out of control because of the spending crazed drunken sailors in Congress and the Bush tax cuts.
Reality:
Since Republican lost control of both chambers of Congress in 2006, the people gave a mandate that they want spending kept under control. Bush took heed and made sure discretionary spending or entitlement programs/pork spending kept under check. Keeping spending under control and the Bush tax cut brought the deficit down by 35% to $161 billion in this current fiscal year. Credit must be given to the Bush tax cuts that produced increase tax revenues, which brought down the deficit.

Myth: The rich and the wealthy benefitted from the Bush tax cuts.
Realty:
Let's get this one straight. The rich are paying more in taxes than they did in 2000. The latest IRS data show that the top 1% (a.k.a. Hollywood elites and business mongers) of all households paid more than 38% of total federal income tax liabilities. The top 10% paid nearly 70% of federal income taxes; The top 25% paid more than 85%. To say that the rich pay less in taxes compared to the middle and low income earners are one of the most mischaracterized myths by Congress and the liberal economic pundits. Actually, the top 20% of all households that represent the middle class paid more than 25% of their income in taxes. The lowest percentile had an effected tax rate less than 5%. Of course, majority of the lower income class doesn't pay any tax at all. You can look at these figures from the congressional Budget Office website.


It's important to realize not to be duped by corrupted liberal Senators and Congressmen with their lies about the economy. Likewise, their counterpart with media isn't helping much giving us the truth. Their mischaracterization of the economy is only a power trip to maintain a Democrat Majority in Washington, D.C. With the elections only less than one year away, you can be certain more proliferation of lies and myths will be zooming throughout the media and by liberals in general. It's important that you know the truth.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Watch Out For Forreclosure Scammers. They Aim To Steal Your Home

These scammers will skip over foreclosure notices on newer homes with subprime loans and mortgages with low down payments and seek out foreclosure on homes with loans that are at least a decade old. In other words, they are seeing foreclosure on people who have built a handsome equity on their homes.

Of course, there are many legitimate profit and nonprofit organization that help homeowners in distress, but there is an equal amount of criminals that are seething on the opportunity to bounce on these unsuspecting victims.

These scumbags get their leads from sites such as Preforeclosure.com and Allforeclosure.com. These legit sites compile public records to provide leads for legit investors, but anyone can access them. People on the list say they receive letters daily that offer to help them avoid foreclosure.

This is what my friend told me how this scam works. The scammers say they will refinance through a designated investor or arrange a lease-to-own plan that will allow the homeowners to buy their homes back. Somewhere in the paper shuffle, there is a quit claims or deed of gift in which homeowners sign their house over to the investor.

At that point, the scammers charges the former owners rent high enough to ensure they can evict them and pocket the equity built up in the property. Typically, since the ownership is deeded to the scammer, they probably would take out a first or a secondary mortgage on the property. If the former owners do get the property back, what they owe on it could be more than the house is worth.

Therefore, never entertain the thought when you see those signs on the median of the road saying "buy house for cash" or "cash for foreclosure" and of the like. They are all scams. Never deed over your house to someone that you don't know. Once you deed your house to someone, it's no longer yours.

Be careful. This sub-prime mess and credit crunch will cause anyone to become desperate. Seek professional help to remedy your situation.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Don't Fall Prey To The Falling Dollar Rhetoric

It is idiotic to perceive that because of the good news from the surge and less bad news coming out from Iraq, we have to find another topic for discussion. It seems that the liberal pundits have finally a focus on another category that isn't broke in despair. Their assertion that the economy is falling apart is another lunacy that is causing a stir from Main Street to Wall Street. It seems that everybody believes we are heading into a recession or crossing their fingers to allow it to happen. Main Street believes that this bull market economy has to end one day. Wall Street is embracing a recession because it promises a new expansion of growth. I call it stupidity. There isn't any factors that will lead us into a recession unless we psychologically manufacture it. But alas, I succumbed to the liberal belief that the sky is falling. I had to get my head slapped around from my broker who gave his valuable conservative insights.

The liberal pundits are focusing on the obvious and that is the falling dollar. To see a sustained weak dollar is for many a sign that the US economic supremacy is at an end. Granted the US dollar is down 30% and 40% respectively to the UK's pound and the euro. No need to remind us that a weak dollar now buys a fraction of what it used to. The US have been living on borrowing for years. The world has finally woken up to America's addiction to debt. Liberal pundits believe that the credit crisis, the sub-prime woes, and the depressed housing market are the downfalls of the dollar. All of a sudden, they believe the economic power will be shifting from the US and toward Europe and Emerging Asia. Overall, so what. Don't vacation abroad on a the weak dollar. Spend your money here and expand the economy. Hence if you want to vacation abroad, stop whining when you see things are expensive. The falling dollar crisis is just another exaggeration from the liberal loons.

Let me make this very clear. English will be the national business language and the secondary language that will be spoken throughout the world and the dollar will never be knocked off by a rival currency like the powerful sterling of years past. The US interest rates are on a downward trend, while European rates are on a rise (strike-torn, productivity-challenged, recession). The weak dollar is useful to bring down the trade deficit and making our exports very inexpensive to buy. China is presently doing this. Why is it bad for the US to do the same thing? Bringing down the trade deficit will expand our GDP. By expanding the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), we can weather all types of unexpected turbulence. For example, we have rebounded from 9/11, dot-boom bust, series of destructive hurricanes, the sub-prime mess, and $98.00 barrel of oil.

For the historically inept, let's remember we have been here before. Between 1985 and 1995, the dollar declined by 43% against the world's big currencies. That is more than it has in the past six years. Back then, the same rhetoric that the US economic power is finished was mentioned back than as is today. But it turned out that in those years the foundations were laid for the strongest period of US economic growth in the past 35 years.

The level of borrowing from the public sector in the US is very small. The budget deficit is about 1% of the GDP and it is smaller than in most major European countries. Because of our emerging elderly population in the US, it will be a fiscal challenge, but it's a smaller challenge compared to most European and Asian countries. Okay, in the private sector, the American people spend more than save, but focusing on this doesn't express the balance sheet of a typical American household. Portions of the income American earn is put into investments. Why save when the value of the investments that an American individual owns is increasing at a rapid rate? It is a fact that our credit card debt and mortgage have increased to $5 trillion since 2000. But what liberal pundits are not telling you is that during the past seven-year span our total home value alone has increase $8 trillion. Also, during last seven-year stretch, the value of our ownership of individual stocks, mutual funds, 401k, Roth-IRA, IRA, and 403b has risen dramatically around $8 trillion. On average, that is an increase in the total net wealth of American households of $12 trillion.

It was a real eye-opener when I spoke to my broker about my concerns about the falling dollar and the health of the economy. He told me that to make money; you need to use money.

I am planning to talk to my broker some more about the reason why the dollar will not be outstripped by a rival currency. I will follow up with another blog to educate you all not to succumb to the liberal media and the economic liberal pundits.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Flying Imams Get Their Court Case. Hope It Back Fires On Them

Back in November 2006, six Muslim imams were arrested for suspicious behavior at a Minneapolis Airport. The suspicious behavior started from praying loudly in front of their gate to strategically position themselves throughout the airplane. Concerned citizens notified flight attendant that one was on his cell phone after it was prohibited when the doors close and question why most of them asked for extension belts. If you were in a right frame of mind, you can make an assertion that something is not right.

Well, it didn’t seem so with U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery’s opinion and rejected the defendants’ claim and allowed the trail to proceed against the U.S. Airways and the Metropolitan Airport Commission of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She said the imams had a valid claim that the airport police have "seized plaintiffs in violation of their Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures."

This frivolous lawsuit is based on opportunistic seething lawyers trying to make a fast buck. One of the imams' attorneys praised the judge's decision by saying, "This has always been a straightforward civil rights case. You had six individuals . . . doing absolutely nothing wrong. They prayed in the airport and got arrested. That's unconstitutional, and they deserve redress."

So the claim is based on religious and ethnic discrimination. Like the lawyers, these imams are geniuses. Either way, it’s damn if you do and damn if you don’t. If they are unable to use the plane for their personal twisted intent, they can use the discrimination card to get money for a botched job. Since when does the minority have a large voice then the majority. This is not democracy. This is true liberalism at its best.

Let’s review back in time. Citizens on the same flight as the imams saw them prayed very loudly chanting "Allah, Allah, Allah" right before the flight and made anti-American statements and criticized the Bush Administration involvement with Iraq. Many of these non-obese imams request seat belt extension, and were seated in strategic position throughout the airplane (two in front, two in the middle, two in the back). If the Federal government wants us to be dubious in reporting any suspicious activity in an airport, would you think as a reasonable person to conclude that these imams were up to something. It was determined later that three of the six imams had one-way tickets and no checked baggage, and refused pilot requests to submit to additional screening.

Personally, I feel that these imams were trying to provoke a confrontation so they can make a fast buck. If this trial goes to their favor, then they have won and would make every passenger and airport employee more reluctant to report suspicious behavior out of fear of a frivolous lawsuit. But all I can say, "BRING IT." It’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s probably more costly to inflict another 9/11 nightmare that would affect hundreds of lives than to be reluctant from using commonsense. Instead of protecting what we hold dear, political correctness will be the downfall of our society.

The idiocies of all this will make room for others to take advantage of the situation. It may be wrong to arrest these men, but I would think the airline would compensate them for their troubles. Instead of going through with the lawsuit, I would think the US Airways could have given them a "forever-pass" or free ticket on their airline. That would be a cost-effective plan than to waste taxpayers’ money on this trail. I hope that information found in the discovery process will reveal the true intent of these imams.

By the way, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery, who rule in favor for the imams to proceed to trail, is a Bill Clinton-appointed judge. Her liberal minded ruling is bent on making foolish decisions. That is a problem with liberal judges. They tend to deliberately misread the laws of the land, especially the US Constitution, legislate from the bench, and make new "shit" up out of thing air.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Price of Oil Tops $98.00. Who Profits From It?

Before we panic of the price of oil hitting over $98.00, remember this. Look who benefits from the increase of a barrel of oil. They are the same people who aren't making a big deal of the problem. The media and Congress haven't jumped the gun since it's not an election year. The last time the media and Congress made a big deal of the high price of oil was right before the 2006 elections. They were the one who caused the panic. I am so looking forward to seeing the barrel of oil break $100.00/barrel. I want to see the price of gas go more than $5.00/gallon. That will be the time when the public will demand ANWR drilling, silence the EPA and its terrorist supporters, and build another refinery.

Looking at the breakdown below, it is the government that gets a nice piece of the pie with the taxes collected on a gallon of gas. In comparison, oil companies are getting a small portion of the pie. So before one bloviates of oil companies windfall or price gouging of gasoline retailer, think who is laughing all the way to the bank- our government.

Based upon a $3.00 gallon of gasoline, the average break-down is as follows.

Gasoline Retailer $.01 cents per gallon
Oil Company $.07 cents per gallon
Refining $.29 cents per gallonMarketing/Distribution $.32 cents per gallon
Taxes $.60 cents per gallon (state and federal)
Cost of crude $1.71 per gallon (delivered)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Our Children Are Bunch Of Spoiled Brats!

I will not identify my age, but I do have the wisdom and experience in what I am planning to express in this essay. The children of this generation are bunch of spoil brats. The adults sharing my experience and wisdom are failing and abandoning their core beliefs in raising their children. I would like to challenge those adults to admit their denial that their own upbringing does not reflect the way they rise their own children. Instead of a spanking, these parents use soft-spoken reasoning. There is no physical contact in the form of punishment because society frowns upon it. This era has accumulated the belief of political correctness and liberalism. It has made this society more confused than ever. Our children have shown disrespect to authority. Our children are deviating from their comfortable path in life to try something extraordinary like atheism or experimenting in destructive tendencies.

Why? One good reason is that these children are not raised by a mom and dad, but rather substitute parents like television and video games. The proliferation of liberalism incorporated into television and video games are poisoning our children now, and they take into adulthood. When they reach adulthood, they contribute to the demented society as irresponsible and selfish individuals. I blame the breakdown of the family structure and straying toward atheism. Granted one would say that the divorce rate has decreased, but no one will admit that more people are not getting married. These couples rather co-habitat in the same household instead. Two wrongs do not make a right.

I have seen in the past decade children killing other children, children divorcing their own parents, children killing their parents and other adults, children abandoning their parents to nursing homes, and children committing suicide. I can assure you that these weren't a severe problem 40 years ago as we have witness today.I want everybody to heed to my warning. This society is headed in the wrong direction. The media has changed the mindset of today. At this rate, the morals of society will die in favor of atheism as the new religion, and decay of the institution of traditional family values.It is time to get back to basics. The root cause is to fix the way parents raise their children. I am not a parent, but I have the experience to make the comparison of how I was raised to how the children of today are raised. You do not need to read the book Communist Manifesto to know that Communism is wrong, nor not reading Mein Kampf to know that Nazism is wrong. It's just common sense.

We need to adopt the idea "Honor thy father and mother" as the main fundamental base that each one of us needs to incorporate in our daily lives. There has been a breakdown of the parent and child's relationship that led to the destruction of the family unit. We have seen destructive behavior of the child due to child abuse, verbal abuse, and neglect. We need to be better stewards to direct our children to the right path of life. We need to adopt three major aspects to honor our parents. Doing so strengthens a family unit and instills better values in our children. The first aspect is that a child needs structure when they are growing up in the household, which means the child needs to be taught how to obey their parents. That will eventually teach the child to honor their parents through obedience. The second aspect occurs when the child becomes a young adult. They are still dependent on their parents, but they do show some independence. They no longer obey, but instead respect their parents. This particular relationship will linger the longest. The third aspect of honoring our parents is caring for them when they are no longer able to care for themselves. This is the toughest transition for the child to become parents to their parents. It is only fair and a small price to pay to give that honor to our parents since they have given everything to us.

Obedience, respect, and care are the laws of honoring our parents. The importance of maintaining the welfare of the family is only dependent on us in obeying God's command. By following these rules will only strength the vital core that this present society have forgotten.

Friday, November 16, 2007

If John McCain Won't Say It, I Will. Hillary Clinton Is A Bitch!

In a South Carolina political town hall event, Senator John McCain was taken surprise by a question by a woman who said, "How do we beat the bitch?" Of course that was in reference to Hillary Clinton. Taking in the moment, the Senator went on to say he respects her. The level of respect can be of question, but none the less, the media went wild and spun this particular news. The media is saying that McCain was making light of the situation and his example as a candidate for presidency is very disrespectful.

He did not say anything that can be construed as disrespectful. He said this after the lady asked her question, "That is an excellent question. I respect Senator Clinton. I respect anyone who gets the nomination of the Democrat Party." I cannot believe how the media took this and made the senator as a bad guy. Honestly, Hillary Clinton is a "Bitch." I base on the accounts from books written about her and her actions-more like inactions- that lead her throughout public office.

The other day I watched CNN (Clinton News Network) Rick Sanchez's show "Out in the Open" which what he claims that the McCain's irrational behavior is relevant and newsworthy. Sanchez was so vicious on his tirade that I had to collect myself. The CNN media tool made assumptions and speculations about McCain's campaign being dead in the water. It's very apparent that Rick Sanchez is on Clinton's damage control team, but I would like to expose something about Rich Sanchez.

In 1990, Rich Sanchez worked as an anchor newsman in Miami, Florida for a local television station WSVN-Channel 7. In early December 1990, Rick Sanchez struck a pedestrian, Jeffrey Smuzinick, with his car near Dolphin Stadium. Rick Sanchez came out from an NFL football game intoxicated. With a blood alcohol level exceeding Florida intoxication level, Rick Sanchez decides to drive himself home. Few yards away on a residential street not far from the stadium, Jeffery Smuzinick was crossing an intersection; the inebriated Rick collided his car on top of him. The impact left Jeffrey Smuzinick in a coma. Years later, Jeffrey died of his complication. Doing some damage control, Rick Sanchez used his media popularity and pleaded like a little bitch as he is to the public. He did the same with the police that fateful night. The travesty is that he was not charged in causing the accident, but was charged with and pleaded no contest to DUI. While Rich Sanchez used the media to clear his name, there was a dead person whose life was taken away so early.

Probably, that explains why he got the job with CNN, who condones his criminal past. I am just pointing out the hypocrisy of a Rich Sanchez and his assault on Senator John McCain, who is a hero and a veteran. For Rick Sanchez to attack Senator McCain character is the same as a person calling the kettle black.

The whole incident was not newsworthy. The media was too hypercritical with the statement made. Stop wasting our time and report on something worthwhile.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Troops Will Be Coming Home By Christmas. Please Give The Memo To Senator Reid

Since the drive-by media won't report anything good from the military on the War in Iraq, let me shed some light to new development. I need to say that this Congress is at it again. The Democrats are pushing another withdrawal plan to bring our troops home. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) blurted the same rhetoric from last year by saying 75% of American doesn't support the war and want the troops home. I guess he forgot General Petraeus Senate hearing last September and the success of the "surge." First of all, talks among military brass are on going and troop withdrawal will happen sooner due to the positive achievements of the "surge." In fact, some troops are already coming home. Let me clarify more clearly. When portions of the troops returns home, it will be base on the military commanders and not from assumptions that Sen. Reid has something to do with it. Remember, Democrats and the Liberal Media are portraying the war is lost and George Bush is getting his kicks sending our boys and girls over there to get killed. For the left-wing morons to stoop that low is unthinkable. You should have listened to Keith Olbermann rant the other day that vilified the President and the war. Disgusting.

Anyway, yesterday, Coalition forces detained sixteen suspects, including three wanted individuals. A small US infantry brigade assisted with the Iraqi National Police to recover weapons' cache in eastern Baghdad. To note, this finding was the sixth time in recent weeks that the Iraqi National Security force has recovered caches in eastern Baghdad. Most of the citizens in Iraq are fed up with al-Qaeda and are fighting back. Major progress is taking form for Iraq to take on full responsibility in their own security.

It has been reported yesterday and confirmed by the US military that approximately 3,000 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, will not be replace and will be back home for Christmas in Fort Hood, Texas. As I stated earlier, do not give any credit to Senator Reid because he has nothing to do with this new development. To continue, in the first six months of 2008, we will see a shrinkage of troops from 19 brigades to 15. The troop level will drop from 170,000 to 140,000 by the end of July. I am not saying that Iraq is considered safe. The government has a lot of work to be accomplished. At least, the surge has worked. Civilian and US military deaths have dropped considerably and the Iraqi people now feel empowered to take out al-Qaeda and the insurgents and bring democracy back to Iraq. Read story here

In the local setting all around Iraq, newly refurbished school opened up for business to teach eager students a higher form of education. In addition, school materials were also distributed for each child. In the Najaf province, a successful completion of an electrical substation in southern Iraq brought many citizens to celebrate. 30,000 residences will now enjoy the use of this newly created electricity, which is now in control to Iraqi authorities. In Iraqi neighborhoods, residence develops a "Neighborhood Watch Program" called Concerned Local Citizens (CLC). Specially trained Iraqi Army personal and assisted by a small US squadron meet with the leader of the CLC on some regular bases to help quell any disturbances. So far, the program is working well and the residences are in full support of it. It's worth to note that this program help gets rid of many anti-Iraqi forces living among its residences. Overall, there has been major improvement in the lives of these Iraqi citizens. More work is to be done, but the progress and the direction are very promising.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Mainstream Media Does More Harm Than Good. The Hell With Them

Because we honor this Veterans Day to remember all those who are serving or served in the military, I would like to point out that I haven't heard in quite a while about the progress of the surge coming from Iraq. The biased mainstream media is known to report news that is negative or bad. Therefore, it must be excellent news to hear nothing being reported by the mainstream media about Iraq.

I have noticed the blatant deceit of reporting a dating back in 2000 when President Bush "stole the election' from Al Gore. Of course, that piece of reporting has been proven as false by an independent study. Then it happened again in 2004 with John Kerry. The media tried to discredit the president and it turned out that the media lied by making false accusation to the president, which led a termination of a well-known journalist. Then came the war in Iraq and the Liberal slogan "Bush lied, people died." Again, that was already debunked, but that didn't stop the rhetoric. Then media decides to get their hands into Wall Street. It seems that they want to create a false impression that we are heading into a recession. Another false bases lies. It seems one can only conclude that negative journalism carried more weight over positive news, which is considered boring and not worth reporting.

It is important for me to examine the success of the surge and the economy. That is because both points are worth mentioning to dispel any rhetoric that may surface from the far left wing Liberals.

In the War in Iraq, the media recently reported that 2007 is the deadliest year for the US in Iraq. I have to say that the media has got a lot of guts to make that statement. The media reported on the Iraq debate for the first six months grabbed significant coverage in every media outlet. Since General Petraeus Senate hearing in September, reports of the success of the surge became nonexistent. As stated earlier, the better the news has gotten out of Iraq, the less it's been reported by the mainstream media. Many military analysts, including those who don't support the war, have unofficially concluded that we are on the verge of winning in the war in Iraq. The media seem uninterested to continue with the news on Abu Ghraib, US using water boarding as torture, and the Patriot Act as unconstitutional because the media would have to report Iraqi civilian death has dropped sharply, US troops deaths plunged, suicides bombing fallen to new lows, and road side bombing dramatically reduce.

Since then, the media turned toward the economy to cause a public panic. The media lost with the war in Iraq and were fortunate to take advantage of high oil prices, the housing slump, the falling dollar, credit crisis, and the sub-prime fiasco as their next focus of attention. The media wants a recession. Ironically, when there is a recession, it is followed by an upturn in the market, but that wouldn't stop the media to cause a major sell off in the stock market from emotionally disturbed investors.
It's absolutely idiotic that the media never stressed that the economy grew 4% in the third quarter and productivity rose close to 5%. That in itself debunks any effort of a recession this year. Let's also include that Bush's economy created 1.3 million jobs in 2007 and 8.5 million since the Bush's tax cuts were put in place in 2003. Because President Bush earned an MBA and ran this country as a business, he grew the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) to 19% since the start of his presidency. Keep in mind that this growth included a downturn from 9/11. In October, the expansion of the economy created 166,000 more jobs and the unemployment rate remained at a healthy 4.7%, which is considered full employment. You will hear constant rhetoric of the trade deficit and uncontrolled spending. HOGWASH! The trade deficit has shrunk considerably (12% increase in export while imports have gone up by 4.3%) and the current government budget deficit has fallen to 1% of the GDP. Just to note that this level is considered by most economists as negligible in an economy $14 trillion in size. In addition, the falling dollar has improved our exports, lessens the trade gap, and made our products desirable to other countries. Of course we shouldn't lose sight that there is a problem that can't be ignored, but to say that we are heading into a downward spiral on the economy is absolutely false.

My main concern is to spread the truth and expose the lies of the mainstream media. Educate yourself is the only power to overcome the lies and rhetoric by deceitful people from the left.

Monday, November 12, 2007

My Simple Commonsense Advice

A simple life's lesson that we should aim to be followed. With politicians saying anything to get elected, we all should heed not to go down that treacherous road of deceit. We all should follow these simple rules:

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

If we just follow these simple rules, we would become a better society

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Top 10 Stories of the Week Ending 11/11/2007

Hillary Has Hit A Pothole-Mortimer Zuckerman, US News & World Report

Bill Is Hurting Hillarys Candidacy-John Brummett, Las Vegas R-J

On Man Hillary Clintons Got Guy Trouble-Michael Goodwin, New York Daily News

Fred Thompson Sets Social Security View-WSJ

Democratic Congress: A Failure To Lead-Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal

The Sliver Lining To The Sub-Prime Cloud-Shultz & Taylor, Financial Times

Hillarys Been Wounded and the GOP Knows It-Jim Pinkerton, Newsday

Debates Proves You Can Hit A Girl-Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg

Despite the Gloom, More Bush Boom-Lawrence Kudlow, RealClearPolitics

Democrat Presidential Candidates And Their Wasteful Pork Projects

I have a problem with people who doesn’t keep their end of the bargain. When the Republicans lost in the 2006 Congressional and Senatorial elections, the newly appointed Democrats Majority promised to change the practice in Capitol Hill. One of their promises is to decrease in pork spending projects by members of Congress. It seems that a few of the candidates for the 2008 Presidential election didn’t receive that memo.

Pork projects are provided by tax payers money that is used to bring back to an individual’s respective state. It was a practice that should have ended when the Democrats became the Majority, but that is not apparent. Not surprised by their dismal approval rating, Senators Clinton (D-NY), Obama (D-Ill), Biden(D- Del), and Dodd (D-Conn) has got their hands caught in the cookie jar. On the Republican presidential candidate side, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) did not have any wasteful pork or federal earmarks in 2007.

Honesty and integrity are a main component in becoming a leader of this great nation. If a candidate says that they will abide to will of the people, and the people who voted the Democrats as the new Majority because the people were tired of wasteful spending, wouldn’t you agree that it becomes a major conflict of interest among the Democrat presidential candidates with money that does not belong to them?

The List of Pork Spending Presidential Candidates in 2007:
1. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)- $530 million in earmarks
2. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill)- $40.6 million in earmarks
3. Senator Joe Biden (D-Del)- $67 million in earmarks
4. Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn)- $100 million in earmarks
5. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)- $0

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007 Is Veterans Day Not Monday

I received a phone call from a dear friend who just retired from the the military. My friend, Radar, is a wise man, who is disgusted by the fact that many Americans always view Veterans Day as a long three day weekend. I am ashamed that we tend to forget what Veterans Day means to us and we tend to take our military men and women for granted. It is almost the same we take our parents for granted. Radar was right to say that Monday people will recognize that day as Veterans Day. It will mark major sales in our department stores, a day off for our public schools; and also, a nice get away from many families.

Please do not lose sight what this day represents. Complacency is one of our major downfalls and being consumed in our self interest is down-right selfish.

Many of us do not understand how fighting wars provide us with freedom. It's a very ignorant statement, but not many are able to answer that without difficulty. Freedom cannot be given to you on a silver platter without a fight. The cost for freedom is paid with the price of blood.We have severed our ties from the motherland of the UK by declaring our independence, which led to the Revolutionary war. The Civil War was to bring peace and freedom from a disorganized union. Indirectly, the war itself gave the slaves their freedom. WWII protected our freedom from tyranny of Japan and Germany. The present War of Terrorism is necessary to maintain the freedom that we endured since our founding father created the Declaration of Independence, Article of Confederation, and the US Constitution.

November 11, 2007 is Veterans Day, but Monday, November 12, 2007 , is the day that many people will be saying "Happy Veterans Day," For those people who thinks Veterans Days is on a Monday, please remind them that Veterans Day was on Sunday, and let them know that the cost for Freedom should not be taken for granted. That is because there is a special breed of individuals who see something noble for a position that not many are willing to embrace.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

FBI Reports Terrorist Will Use WMD To Attack Americans

Today, the FBI released a report that demonstrated Radical Islamists are prepared to utilize chemical and biological weapons on "soft targets" (malls, market places, subways, restaurants) throughout America. The 68 page report called "Terrorism 2002-2005" offered information of the newest trend of terrorism.

We have already seen law enforcement stymied the efforts of Radical Islamists in the past year. I hope this is a wake up call to remind us that Terrorism should be top the list of concerns that must take precedence in the 2008 elections.

The report states that there are two specific trends terrorism is leaning toward.

The report says, "First is a preference for high-casualty, high-profile attacks directed against lower-risk, unofficial, so-called soft targets, as traditional military and diplomatic targets become increasingly hardened. Second, the dissolution of much of Al Qaeda's structure by international military and law enforcement efforts has resulted in the dispersal of its multi national trainees to pursue their own regional agendas."

For those who think terrorism is only an isolated concern, think again. They have tried to enter in our country to cause havoc. We had already experience the anthrax and ricin scare. This is the new biological weapon of choice for them to be used against us.

Not to jump the gun, if terrorism is not quelled, you can forget your freedom because terrorists are willing to die in order that we lose the entity that makes us great.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Want To See $5.00 per gallon For The Price of Gas

As I was driving back home to my home in Orlando, Florida, I saw that the price of gas just hit $3.00 per gallon. Actually, the price was exactly $3.02 per gallon at a local Shell gas station. I am just recalling back no too long ago when the media frenzy went nuts and exploited that price of gas. Well, where are they now? I haven't heard anybody spin on the current price of gas.

I just saw that the price of crude oil is heading to break the $100.00 per barrel threshold. Today, the national average price of a gallon of gas rose 1.5 cents to $3.004. According to AAA, the price of gas jumps 25 cents in three weeks. Rumors are escalating that if the price of oil doesn't retreat, expect that gas prices could reach $3.50 or $4.00 a gallon by next summer.

I am guessing that these prices were pressured by an uncertainty of tensions abroad. It is noted that there are concerns about whether Turkey will launch attacks on guerrilla bases in northern Iraq. Escalating tensions in the Middle East could disrupt oil supplies out of the region. In addition, I just spoke with a friend, who is a financial broker, stating that many analysts are hedging many traders and investors will try to push the price of oil to the psychological $100 threshold. Ironically, if we compared the crude price of oil adjusted to inflation from $38 per barrel in 1980, the price would be $96 to $104 today.

My friend suggested that this high price is as volatile as the current stock market. People are trying to money by selling high and buying low. He was adamant that we are in the face of an increase oil production by OPEC, a calm hurricane season, a warmer winter (thanks global warming), and a slowdown in the economy. All of which are favorable in bringing down the price of oil.

But those mentioned may have too many unknown elements that may cause an adverse effect on the market and economy. I only see one resolution to solve all this mess. The price of oil is due to not only our consumption, but it's the demand that every growing country desires. China and India are the two countries that are consuming a lot of oil from the Middle East. If we started to tap the oil in our own backyard (ANWR), then the price of oil would be a mute issue. Here is the problem that we face. The hypocrites of Washington are in bed with the Saudis and the kickbacks that our public officials receives is astounding. It would be easier to build another refinery to convert the oil to something we can readily use. These two suggestions will eliminate our dependency on foreign oil and it would change the over all economic dynamics to the entire market that would be favorable to us.

I just don't know what will it take for every American to see this. That is why I want to see the price of gas go to $5.00 per gallon to motivate us from our complacency.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Special Ceremony To Honor 3 Muslim-American WWII Vets on Veterans Day. WTF?!?!?!

I was told Muslim Veterans from the Muslim American Veterans Association(MAVA), a.k.a. "CAIR," will be laying a wreath at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. In the Council on American-Islamic Relation (CAIR) website, the organization (MAVA), a.k.a. "CAIR," gave the time and place for their members to attend and honor their fellow brothers. Not only the laying of a wreath at the WWII Memorial, the Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA), a.k.a. "CAIR," will do the same at the Korean and Vietman Memorial.

In regards to the WWII Memorial, MAVA, a.k.a. "CAIR," will be honoring a Muslim-American soldier-named Sgt. Nazeem Abdul Hakeem, who fought on the beaches of Normandy, and two other Muslim-American soldiers that also served during WWII. I have googled and research information of soldiers who fought on the beaches of Normandy, but were unable to gain access to view such records. I will give the benefit of the doubt that Sgt. Hakeem and the other two Muslim-American soldiers did served and did fought for the USA, but I must present dissent and suspicion as during WWII there was a strong alliance between the Muslim Middle East and Hitler's Nazi Germany.

This whole event is extremely political in nature. Why after six decades, we have to recognize this particular Muslim Sargent and the other two unnamed soldiers all of a sudden and rank them above the everyday soldier that does his/her job? This publicity stunt by MAVA, a.k.a. "CAIR," is playing politics and rewriting history with the memories of those served this country bravely. I resent how MAVA, a.k.a. "CAIR," is creating a whole memorial service for three soldiers who did not perform any significant acts. If they did serve, BRAVO! AWESOME! FANTASTIC! Then join the ranks of every other soldier that served that does not have a special ceremony dedicated to just them. Looking through the books, I cannot find any reference of any Muslim-American soldiers doing anything beyond the call of duty during WWII that would get major kudos. It better not be due to that as a Muslim serving for the US military itself is an act worth of such designation. Good Grief.
If you are a citizen of the United States and your nationality or race is Muslim, Italian, Filipino, Japanese, Indian, or Spanish, when you serve in the US Military, YOU ARE AN AMERICAN SOLDIER!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Arab TV Shows The Right Way For Arab Men To Properly Beat Their Wives

I have always question the religion of Islam and whether or not it's a cult than a religion. I am very sorry if I have offended those who practice the religion, but common sense needs to prevail. I was watching cable news and there was a report on Saudi television that an American version of Dr. Phil was promoting the right way for Arab men to beat their wives.

It was something I just couldn't pass up to write a blog on. Unlike other religions, I question how Islam promotes disciplining a wife almost the same way how it was done by Japanese men generations ago. At least the role of women in Japan generations ago was considered a culture and not a religion. Islam actually promotes it and that makes me wonder how Islam can be called a religion of peace.

If the premise of Islam is to change the world and have non-Muslim believers bow to it, the women who practice Islam will be the first to revolt and fight back. It's incredible that any religion puts women as insignificant creatures. If Islam was derived from the Bible, then one would think the Bible would give the "thumbs-up" and condone such actions. Actually, the Bible does not support that claim and the women in the Bible does have a vital role. Nowhere in the Bible says that it condones to beat ones wives. In fact, I don't think any other religions support it.

Anyway, this Saudi television relationship expert, Dr. Muhammad Al-Arifi counseled young Muslim men on how to treat- more like beat- their wives. The Dr. Phil wannabe said that after the tenth time you warn them do not allow them to share the bed. If that doesn't work, beat the crap outta her. To be politically correct, the tv host Dr. Al-Arifi said that punching or slapping the wives face is a no-no. He compares of such action as wrong same as with slapping the face of a camel or donkey.

My mouth dropped. I couldn't believe when I watch the actual video segment. It seems that Islam puts higher emphasis to a beast of burden (camel, cow, donkey, horse) than a woman. That is very appalling. In fact, if the wife actually does something wrong more than four times, she is either a bad wife or an idiot. So, I question that motive in the teachings of Islam. I cannot even imagine a child doing the same wrong thing ten times. That would suggest that the parents aren't capable in raising the kid right or the parents really sucks at parenting.

Ok, let's get back on the rules for Arab men to beat their wives (or women in general). The so-called relationship expert says that the beating must not leave a mark. Therefore, it can be anywhere on the body that can be easily covered by clothing, which is all over since Arab women must cover from head to foot. It was suggested that the beating must be light and must not make her face ugly. (LOL. I'm not going to touch that). It's recommended that the man should not beat her that may cause any damage. If anatomy serves me right, the force of a punch of a man can do major harm on any part of a woman body. Dr. Al-Arifi says not to beat her like an animal or child. That is the most idiotic statement one can make. It leaves room for loose interpretation for the Arab man to beat the crap of their wife.

The best quote and recommendation for Dr. Al-Arifi gave to his young male guest, " . . . many husbands beat their wives only when they get mad; and when they start beating, it as if they are punching a wall- they beat with their hand right and left, and sometimes use their feet. Brother, it's a human being you are beating. This is forbidden. He must not do this."

Oh my goodness, no kidding, the woman is a human being, and not only it is wrong to hit a woman, its so wrong to be an Arab man following the teachings of Islam. Talking about repressed people. Good grief.

Click here to watch the video

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Letter From The DNC Plans Deception To Win The 2008 Election

The Democrats have this plan how to succeed to win the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections. It is appalling to see that the main goal is to put pressure on the Republicans and put them on the defense. Their second goal is to pressure unethical Republican incumbents. I would think it would be on healthcare or bringing the troops home as their primary goal. But no, it's to attack the Republican party. The Democrats have no plan and that is why they have such a weak approval rating.

I just cannot go on with this. You need to read the letter for yourself. It's apparant that this letter from the DNC is another flaw of the Democrats party and damning evidence of the corruption and deceit from within . Hmm, if the Democrats have already got the Majority, why would they subject themselves to a dirty campaign? Probably, it's because of their hunger for power and greed that they always sought after. Well, I hope the American people can see through this for whom the Democrat pary really are.

READ THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE'S LETTER

Friday, November 2, 2007

Support The SAVE ACT and End Giving Jobs to Illegal Aliens

Currently, the Democratic Majority tried to submit the same version of the Dream Act with few words changed to make it look different through Congress, and again it failed. Why keep harping on the issue? It will never get passed. No matter how they pretty up the bill, the American people will not tolerate it. But finally, a Democrat within the cess pool of the Democrat Party broke rank and started to act like a responsible Conservative.

A former NFL Quarterback for the Washington Redskins turned Congressman, Rep Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will be presenting a fantastic bill in Congress that will stop any further talks on the Dream Act. Congressman Shuler present a bill call SAVE act (Secure America with Verification Enforcement). It a new immigration bill that will enforce and strengthen the current law to remove the jobs that attract illegal aliens.

So far, Congressman Shuler has got support from Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus Chairman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) to support and both Republican Congressmen would pledge to cosponsor of the bill.

For more information of the SAVE Act Click Here

I'm glad that there is a sensible Democrat within a corrupt Democrat Majority to present a vehicle to give us a change to actually pass good immigration legislation that would significantly improve the lives of all Americans.

Please contact your Congressman/woman of your respective state and get this important piece of legislation pass through Congress.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Truth How The Liberals Exploited The Deaths Of Our Brave Troops In Iraq

Yesterday, I was listening to talk radio and a called-in listener, who was a bleeding heart liberal, lambasted the host with the senseless Iraq war. The caller stated that the deaths of the military has gone far enough and reiterated that they needed to come home as soon as possible.

The host, whom I can not recall, give specific numbers and a website that anyone can review; and the results he mentioned on the air is staggering. When I got home and saw the data, I was quite impress that the Conservative talk host was on the money.

Adding to the data, As of Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at least 3842 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003.

Another lie by the mainstream media and by the Liberal left in distorting facts and figures from the war. Of course, the mission of the drive my media and the Liberal loons is to incite the angry anti-war movement. Just like fixing a debate to promote certain candidate, it would be nice to put politics aside and allow unbiased journalist to put their constructively perspective news report without a malicious agenda linked to it.

Military deaths are tragic. PERIOD! As with all deaths due to war, we are presently fighting a war that is unconventional like Vietnam. This particular war has its enemy hiding behind innocent people, and threatening the families of the innocent to commit suicide for jihad. It just sickens me to read the atrocities of our enemies and our media displaying daily totals of military deaths in Iraq. I felt it was my obligation to inform everybody of these results.

You can view the statistic here: US Military Casualty Figures Since 1980

By looking at the chart, what is never compared is the number of military deaths during the first term of the Clinton Administration= 4302 deaths (total military deaths for Clinton's two terms= 7500). During the first terms of H. W. Bush and Reagan, respectively, had 6223 and 9163 military deaths under their watch. But in retrospect to those figures, things are not as doom and gloom as the Liberal left wants us to perceive. With the success of the "surge", the Liberals are getting desperate and turn toward lies to spread their venom.

I wouldn't subject myself to point this out, but I want everybody to have some knowledge; just in case, you come across a Liberal who says that there are way too many troops getting killed in Iraq. The truth is a remarkable weapon and it is the cure to stop Liberal ideology.