Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Truth

Sometimes it is really difficult to know what is really the truth and what is just opinion.

For example; I voted against Senator Obama for the President, because I felt he was neither prepared for it nor had enough experience. Yet the majority of voters thought he was not only ready, but had all of the necessary skills for the job. Now I must acknowledge that most of these voters were charmed by his eloquence and really probably never asked themselves if he was ready, but there must have been a few Demcraps who wondered about this. But what is the truth about Obama? We can only wait and see. I only wish that the news would stop acting like he is the President and not just the President elect.

I do wish him well though and hope he bides by the advice of some of his more able advisors. Except not Joe Biden who would give him very poor advice, because of his faulty thinking.

It has really been cold in San Diego the last week or so and it appears it will remain this way for the rest of the winter. I suppose we should become snow birds, but California and Florida are the usual destinations for them. Maybe we should try Australia or South America. It is touch to leave SD.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ten Largest Businesses


Wal- Mart

Royal Dutch Shell


General Motors


Daimler Chrysler



What jumps out at you is that five of the companies are oil companies, four are auto makers and the other is a super store. Don't you think this is rather strange? Isn't it also frightening when you realize that outside of government the business of driving our cars fuels our employment and our economy and Detroit is at the center.

I certainly do, especially when I realize that our government is taking over  management of our lending institutions and will soon do the same thing with the bail-outs of the auto industry. With of course the exception of Korean and Japanese auto makers, who have their base in foreign countries.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Can We Agree to Disagree

I wonder if it is possible that we as a nation can ever grow together when we can’t even agree on the most basic and important issue facing us. “The purpose of government.” From my perspective the government is here to protect us from criminal activity, to help us achieve an equality of opportunity and the chance for an individual to develop to the fullest potential he is capable of achieving by providing free public education for all. It seems that the Democrats believe that the primary function is to take care of us from conception until burial and to shield us from anything that might harm our psyche.

If you had to make a choice in life would you rather be a sewer or a sewer? I suppose it all comes down to whether you prefer to stick needles into things or listen to the sound of running water.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Question For Today; In politics is there such a thing as an independent?

It is really hard to believe that anyone can really be an independent. To me to be an independent means that sometimes you believe what the Democrats believe and other times you believe as the Republicans believe. Wishy-washy or Charlie Brownish, whichever you prefer.

To define the differences I will take a simplistic approach that you may not agree with, but you are free to disagree, just don't tell me about it.

It seems to me with my vast knowledge of everything and nothing, is that Democrats believe the government should take care of you (liberal) and Republicans believe the government should allow you to take care of yourself (conservative). If this is accurate, how can a person believe one way one day and another the next day? I don't think you can more than once or twice in your life. The rest of the time you take sides and defend your beliefs.

I can understand why someone might vote for candidates from different parties during different elections, as I have done myself on several occasions. The person that does this does not change core beliefs, but usually votes this way to  support a particular candidate. Someone who appears to have your beliefs, but is misguided in his selection of party. We expect that young people are prone to be liberal, but when you become an adult, have children, own property and become an adult you tend to become more conservative. How else can you retain your wealth.



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Democraps Call for a Depression

I suppose that the Democraps hope they can convince us that we are in either a depression or a recession brought about what they refer to as "the failed policies of the Bush administration", their mantra for the past five years. In reality it was a period of sustained growth that started even before he took office and has continued up to the present time. I realize of course that if you are one of those who has lost his job, you do not wish to think it had anything to do with you and are happy to blame George Bush. In reality when a business fails it is usually because it is no longer needed, how many people feel the need of a buggy whip. Most people who lose their job will have an opportunity to find other work if they really try. In the mean time, they cut on their spending and keep as busy as they can. When I was in college I worked one summer at Sequoia as a house boy and my partner was an elderly woman who hadn't finished high school, but she had a job that paid the minimum, but came with food and housing. My point is that you may not get a second job as good as the one you lost, but eating is better than starvation. Today I saw a sign in a window in Fashion Valley that said HELP WANTED.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Barrack Obama

So we have selected our next president, Barrack Obama! What is it we can expect of and from him? I don’t think we have the slightest idea, but possibly by looking at what we think we know about him we can get some idea of what may happen while he is our president.

First and foremost we all know he is black, but not too black. He is also male, but not too male. He is nice looking, but not too pretty. Young, but not too young. Anything else? Not very much, because there is very little he has done except talk and even in his talk, we have little to go on. Maybe, hope means something like “I hope you won’t look too closely”.

We do know he is married and that he has two daughters and seems to be a fairly decent father and husband. At least when he has time left from his weary hours of running for the next office. Hopefully, being president will keep him out of the running for the next higher office for a while, even though many of his supporters think he may be the next coming.

He is now our president and time will be on his side. I wish him well and wish the U. S. A. well also.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Against Hate? Give me a Break…

This stuff is driving me nuts (see article below). “Californians Against Hate” – what a friggin’ oxymoron! They are protesting, painting churches, sending “white powder” to churches, calling for boycotts.

It’s called the democratic process you hateful people. Everything else we know is probably going to be turned upside down by Obama. Do you all have to fight to ruin the very process that we have all lived by and fought for? You lost. Sorry. Maybe you should have put this much energy into the campaign BEFORE the vote.

Or wait and try again next time. But this is all just wrong!

And the sad irony? The gay agenda was becoming more and more accepted each year. Now you have gone too far. I feel that you are doing a serious injustice not only to the democratic process and all of the people of California that voted – but to your own goals. People are going to think again when they say that gay folks aren’t hurting anyone, why not let them do this or that. Now people are going to think about how militant and violent you are when you don’t get your way.

What makes you so damned special and entitled?


A San Diego group opposed to Proposition 8 is calling for the boycott of a local storage company.

Californians Against Hate has launched a statewide “virtual boycott” of A-1 Self Storage, owned by Terry Caster, who gave nearly $700,000 to support the gay-marriage ban that prevailed Nov. 4.

Fred Karger said his group's boycott is virtual because it will be promoted through blogs and social and business networking sites.

In July, the group launched a boycott against the downtown Manchester Grand Hyatt, owned by Proposition 8 supporter Doug Manchester, and a phone campaign against A-1 Self Storage, based in San Diego.

A call to the company was not returned, but Caster has said he contributed because he is a devout Catholic who believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. – Alexa Capeloto


San Diego UT, 11/21/08 -

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What is wrong with people?

I shake my head daily as I read the newspaper, or listen to the news. I just can’t believe what people will do/say these days. Or what they will try to get others to do/say/believe. Don’t even get me started on the presidential campaigns – you would think with so many people in the US that we would be able to come up with someone that we actually want to vote for, not the lesser of two evils. Or in this case, the lesser of two socialists…

But I digress. I just read this story on about couldn’t believe it. Well, that’s not totally true, Less and less surprises me these days – especially from California…

It’s like my wife just said – why not have kids pledge to be nice to everyone they meet and to treat people they way they wish to be treated in return. It doesn’t have to be specific. Why now? Because that’s not the real agenda here. And the No on Prop 8 people say it has nothing to do with schools…

So here’s the link, and the story. What are kids learning in school these days??? Read on…,2933,445865,00.html 

School Clams Up on 'Gay' Pledge Cards Given to Kindergartners


A California school system refuses to say what action, if any, it will take after it received complaints about a kindergarten teacher who encouraged her students to sign "pledge cards" in support of gays.

During a celebration of National Ally Week, Tara Miller, a teacher at the Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, Calif., passed out cards produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to her class of kindergartners.

The cards asked signers to be "an ally" and to pledge to "not use anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs; intervene, when I feel I can, in situations where others are using anti-LGBT language or harassing other students and actively support safer schools efforts."

The school has acknowledged that the exercise was not appropriate for kindergartners.

Parent Adela Voelker, who declined to be interviewed in depth for this report, said she was furious when she found her child's signature on one of the cards. She said she contacted a non-profit legal defense organization specializing in parents' rights.


Meanwhile, a school board member, Jeff Cook, says some type of action should be taken.

"We have a general rule that all instruction should be age appropriate, and this clearly was not," said Cook, who has served on the school board for five years.

Val Joyner, a school district spokeswoman, told in an e-mail that when deciding what to teach on this subject matter, educators "gather materials from community agencies and other education groups" and that "the materials have grade level indicators which help determine what is age-appropriate."

The district said the pledge cards were intended for middle school and high school students.

Asked last week if the district planned to take action against Miller, Joyner said she would have to look into the incident. On Thursday she told that she did not have an answer for the question and that she would no longer be doing any media interviews.

Joyner said in an e-mail that Miller, the teacher, "planned to teach students how to become an ally and conflict-mediation through various activities." She added that the district doesn't advocate for a specific cause and/or lifestyle, and it has "no curriculum for gay, lesbian and transgender lifestyles."

The district employs a "Professional Learning Specialist: Equity," who is in charge of gathering material and helping teachers decide what should be taught on the subject matter.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, the group representing Voelker, said parents at the Faith Ringgold School weren't notified of what was going to take place in the classroom.

He said that teaching students as young as pre-school about gay, lesbian and transgender issues is common in California, but that there are "all kinds of material the average parent could find highly objectionable or potentially harmful" to their children.

When asked if the school district did anything wrong, he said, "possibly," but he declined to go into detail or say whether Voelker would sue the district.

Dacus would not comment specifically on whether children who signed the pledge could be held responsible if the school determined that they were not honoring it. He said they are minors and there are certain degrees of limited liability, but from a psychological and emotional perspective, it's a whole different ballgame.

"[There is] tremendous peer pressure put on children to accept a pro-homosexual philosophy and attitude," Dacus said.

Meanwhile, opponents of gay marriage are up in arms over the incident, which occurred as California voters prepare to vote Tuesday on Proposition 8, which would overturn the state Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage.

"How do you teach a 5-year-old to sign a pledge card for lesbian, gay and transgender issues without explaining what transgender and bisexual is?" asked Sonja Eddings Brown, a spokeswoman for Protect Marriage California.