Thursday, July 9, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I want to share something with you that’s been under the radar lately in the news and it is very concerning. President Obama and congressional Democrats are hysterically pushing their extreme agenda in an effort to destroy capitalism and to lead us into a socialist like state. Sounds like an extreme thought but there are a lot of reasons why we going down the socialist rout but I’m going to talk about something that is a little less obvious than the government taking over car industries, banks , energy and soon healthcare. This is something that you may have heard mentioned in the news without there being much detail. What I am going to talk about is Obama and all his Czars. President Obama has I think 21 Czars, it’s hard to keep it straight because it seems he keeps adding more Czars by the day. His website should have a 24 hour Czar Updater to make it a little easier for the public because we all know how Obama wants to be transparent……Cough
Anyway, President Obama has roughly 21 Czars according to Reuters.com. I can’t find a exact list of all the Czars and who they are but I know there is a Car Czar, Terrorism Czar, Energy Czar, Weapons Czar, Technology Czar, Great Lakes Czar, Health Czar, Stimulus Accountability Czar, Faith-based Czar, Drug Czar, Climate Czar, Economic Czar. Basically there is a Czar for everything. McCain’s twittered about all of Obama’s czars: “Obama has more czars than the Romanovs.” For those of you may be confused and are wondering, “What is a Czar? What is their job? What isthe big deal?”
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary says that a Czar comes from Russia Tsar’, Meaning:
1.) Emperor, King, a chief, specifically: the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution.
2.) One having great power or authority.
Now before you say, “A lot of Presidents have had Czars” Let me respond by saying many Presidents did have czars. Just because a Republican president or Democrat President had Czars doesn’t mean I think it is alright, I don’t always agree with the Republican Party. Roosevelt was actually the first president to use Czars in his administration, at the time they were called Dictators. These Dictators were in place to regulate certain parts of commerce, kind of like what Obama is doing. Nixon used Czars as well but calling them “Dictators” would be a bad political move, so he named them Czars. They have been used by a few presidents since, rarely because of the power they hold.
The problem is that President Obama has more Czars’ than any other president, and there is really no end to his Czar’s in sight. By the time this post is aired on my blog Obama could have appointed another Czar.
See a lot of people think Obama is stupid and doesn’t know what he is doing. I happen to strongly disagree. I think the man is a genius! He was able to raise the national debt more than bush ever did in just a few months. He also managed to kill more jobs and take control of anything he can get is hands on in just a short amount of time. He is a genius! He knows exactly what he is doing. When he said during the elections that he wanted to “CHANGE” the country he knew how he wanted to change it. Obama wanted the power to be given to him and not the people and these Czars show how power hungry he is.
The thing people don’t know about Czar's is that they administer with freedom from penalty. They can make whatever policies the president wants and blow completely under the radar. They are accountable to nobody, except the President. Czars are not elected officials, they are picked by the President and they do his bidding without accountability or transparency even though Obama said he wants transparency in the white house. Czar's don't even have to go through Senate confirmation hearings, they are just appointed, which helps Obama make swift quick policies while under the radar with nobody telling him what to do. The major issue is that the President has wrongly appointed a bunch of Czars outside the bounds of the United States Constitution to create and put into action his own policy which does away the system of ‘checks and balances’(separation of powers) Something our founding fathers set in place.
President Obama is acting outside the Constitution which is funny because Obama thinks he is as a constitutional specialist. Factcheck, affirms he stated, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution”. Ha! So Obama “respects” the constitution but doesn’t follow it. Either his definition of respect could be different or he was reading some other countries constitution and just got confused. This isn’t the first time he has ignored our Constitution. You remember when he forcefully made the CEO of GM, which is a private company, resign. Remember how he ordered Chrysler to go into bankruptcy, which has total disregard to United States bankruptcy laws that valuate the status of unions over secured debt-holders, which violates the rule of law.
It’s amazing this guy and many politicians are still in office. This should outrage the American people knowing we have politicians in office who have disregarded our constitution. Our founding fathers would be very disappointed. We need to be writing letters and be making phone calls to our senators and congressmen. Get involved in the tea party protests. American people must be heard before things get worse.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
No Sacrifice, No Victory: Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Faith, Family, Hope. Things we take for granted in America.
Thomas Jefferson ~ “How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”
Today is a great day. Today is one of my favorite holidays. It is the day we celebrate our nations Independence. Many will celebrate this day by having cookouts, hanging out with friends, going to parades and watching fireworks. But this day of celebration means so much more than just that. This is the day our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and made us a free people, a free nation, one nation under God.
The Declaration of Independence is a noticeably religious document using phrases like "the laws of nature and nature's God" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." The Declaration of Independence is also a political and legal document. This was because we had no right even to create a constitution unless we could claim a higher authority than King George III who was the absolute law of the land. We were a British colony. The founding fathers response was that God was our authority and His liberty was our foundation.
A huge part of Independence Day is to recognize that faith in God is central to America's political character. Faith is what made this country great. So much so that our founding fathers were concerned that Americans would forget that the foundation of our nation was God due to a influential secular culture. A culture where patriotism means something utterly different than what our Founding Fathers believed it to be.
George Washington ~“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
George Washington ~“I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.”
Our founding fathers knew the place the American people had in the world and they wanted them to understand the dangers of secularism. Ronald Reagan also understood this
Ronald Reagan ~ "I want you to know, that this administration is motivated by a political philosophy that sees the greatness of America in you, her people, and in your families, churches, neighborhoods, communities – the institutions that foster and nourish values like concern for others and respect for the rule of law under God. Now, I don't have to tell you, that this puts us in opposition to, or at least out of step with, a prevailing attitude of many who have turned to a modern-day secularism, discarding the tried and time-tested values upon which our very civilization is based. No matter how well intentioned, their value system is radically different from that of most Americans. And while they proclaim that they're freeing us from superstitions of the past, they've taken upon themselves the job of superintending us by government. rule and regulation. Sometimes their voices are louder than ours, but they are not yet a majority."
We are one nation Under God. Our history and traditions make no sense unless they are understood in this way. The Declaration of Independence clearly states that our rights come from God. Without the Declaration of Independence, there is no Constitution, but without God, there is no Declaration. That is how they saw it.
America started a political revolution in the world by standing up and proclaiming liberty as something given by God for all of mankind. It is our responsibility to understand the significance of liberty and its calling. Secular America wants to forget this reality. Our Declaration of Independence is the political heart of America because it proclaims freedom from not only England but also because we are proclaiming freedom under the recognition of God. Many have forgotten that due to the continual growth of liberalism. With our president and many in government destroying the free market, capitalism and many Americans hopes. But that doesn't mean that we should surrender to modern liberalism and compromise our faith and American ideals and principles. As Americans we should stand firm on our ideals and values. We are Americans with honest pride and humility. We should be proud of our Forefathers, who set forth the Independence of these United States. They gave us the Constitution, which guarantees the inalienable rights of every person. We should be proud of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and so many others. Yes these men were not perfect. No man is, but they stood for something greater.
Let us be proud of our freedom; the freedom, which come from God. Our freedom is something our Founding Fathers fought and died for. They fought and died to give us the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and a Democratic Government. This opened the way to freedom. They also built Institutions of higher learning and Religion, of culture and industry, and enabled everyone to move in the arena of creativity. Let us be proud of their monumental achievement! I believe America was a gift from God. We should always remember, to have an honest pride for our Country and not take that for granted. Do not let their death be in vain.
I often wonder if our Forefathers could see what the opposition is doing and what is slowly happening to our country. There was a time, when our Founding Fathers were greatly idolized. America must return to the time when there was honest pride, humility and Christian values, which made our Nation great. Why is this happening? We have lost our sense of values. This must be restored.
If you don’t like the direction our country is going, morally or politically? Do something about it. Don’t expect it to magically change. If you don’t like the direction we are going morally, spread the Gospel. As my pastor once said, “If you want to kill the unborn get a pulpit and don’t preach the Gospel. If you want to stop the death of the unborn spread the Gospel.” Don’t complain about it! Spread the Gospel because it is your God given right and freedom. If you don’t like the direction our country is going politically get involved. Call your congressmen, get involved in politics. You can make a difference. You have to fight for it just like our Founding Fathers did. No Sacrifice No Victory. Our Forefathers fought for our freedom and Independence it is time we continue the fight. Don’t set in your comfy chair and play halo wishing the country would get better while it slowly falls apart. Joseph Addison once said:
Joseph Addison - “Let freedom never perish in your hands.”
Leviticus 25:10 says which is also written on the Liberty Bell, "Proclaim liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof” So proclaim liberty throughout the land. Use your liberty to spread the freedom of the Gospel to your friends, and your community. We’ve been given a special gift, use it!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Where do I even begin? I love Transformers I grew up on Transformers. One of My favorite memories in life was getting up really early to see my dad before he went to work and we would watch the reruns of Transformers before he went to work. So when I see Transformers I think of my father and I guess that’s why my favorite character growing up was Optimus Prime a heroic wise fatherly like character and it always reminded me of my father. Now I thought the first movie was amazing! The moment that I seen the trailer for the second Transformers movie I was really pumped! But in the past few weeks I have been reading review after review. Many people who I call “BayHaters” (people who hate the director Michael Bay) Which is weird that I find so many people hate Michael Bay. I love Michael Bay. Pearl Harbor was awesome, The Island was awesome. I really enjoyed his movies. Anyways Many “BayHaters” were on the web bashing this movie and Michael Bay to the point you would think he was a terrorist.
But I kind of fell for it. My expectations for the movie were greatly lowered. So I went into the movie with mixed thoughts. Honestly I would pay 10 bucks just to see Optimus Prime kick but for 3 hours. But I had to remind myself that Transformers is not suppose to be a thought provoking, world changing movie that is suppose to make you think. Transformers always had the simple concept of Good vs. Evil. Robots who can change into cars. It isn’t something that is going to be thought provoking or life changing. Simply it is not “The Dark Knight” it is not “Gladiator” it’s not “Star Wars” or “Saving Private Ryan.” It is giant robots……. Some good, some evil. Evil wants to destroy earth, good wants to protect it now let’s fight for 3 hours with the themes of Heroism and bravery. That’s Transformers, nothing more nothing less.
Now with that in mind Transformers 2 delivers! Is it perfect? No! But it delivers. I have never seen so many things blow up in this movie let alone in the first 15 minutes of the movie. The first 15 minutes of this movie would be the final action scene in other movies. Its’ insane and after that the movie doesn’t give you much time to breath before you are thrust into another epic battle in which more crap gets blown up. I didn’t see this movie in the IMAX but I bet it is insane. It was like every robot and every explosion is thrown in your face all at once. One battle takes place in a forest which is awesome! Best part in the movie! Optimus prime fights Blackout, Star Scream and Megatron all at once. In which Megetron says, “Give me the boy!” Optimus replies, “Sam! Run!” Sam: “Optimus!!!” Optimus turns to face Megatron and pulls out two swords. Optimus, “I will take you all on!”
It was an Epic scene! You could hear a pin drop at the end of the scene and an occasional “Oh $#*t!”
Now I will talk about the plot. Don’t worry I won’t spoil it for you. You have to see it for yourselves. I will just give you vague details. The plot was pretty good, it was what you would expect from a cartoon toy/ franchise. But it gets kind of confusing. In the beginning you don’t really know what the movie is about. Cube shards? The matrix? The key that turns into sand? The Fallen? Optimus Prime? Jetfire? The sun exploding? Which I am sure they are all connected but “ Hey!” I watched the midnight showing so I was tired and my brain can’t process or function well that late at night so it will become more clear when I watch it again later this week.
As for the character’s and character development. Problem is that you are introduced to so many transformers mostly Transformers who don’t make it alive in the very scene they are introduced. They should have cut out a lot of unimportant characters and spent more time building up the main characters. As for Sam he is good, what else is there to say about him. Megan Fox is as beautiful as ever. Her acting is a lot better. Bumble Bee is awesome. He still the same loyal body guard to Sam, even though Sam rejects him at times. Oh! And Bumble Bee rips apart some Decepticons in an awesome manor! ;) . Iron Hide has one cool scene after that he isn’t involved much. We are also introduced to a old grumpy Transformer with a Australian accent named Jetfire. He is pretty cool but they should have introduced him earlier on in the film to build up his character. Now when it comes to the AutoBots they introduce the Twins. Two Transformer brothers that act very ghetto and gangsta. Funny at first but gets annoying and you just wish they would die. They are the Jar Jar Binks of Transformers. But don’t worry it doesn’t ruin the movie. Megatron is awesome! His character develops more along with star scream. As for the Fallen....... he is under used. He plays more of a Emperor Palpatine part from Star Wars until the end of the movie. Oh and I forgot “Devastator!” Imagine a bunch of transformers combining to create a giant Godzilla sized monster! Awesome! Towards the end the audience cheers at the site of the return of a heroic Autobot and then a huge 40 minute battle happens to conclude the movie. Yes you heard me right! A 40 minute long battle at the end, I counted the time.
In conclusion this movie isn’t perfect but it’s still a dang good time and worth every buck. Check most of your brain at the door and just enjoy the firework show. You will be blown away by the effects. Its like nothing I have ever seen. Ignore the “Bay Haters” and enjoy.
THE GOOD: Lets face it! Optimus Prime kicks major butt in this movie. He is a B A! Every time he is on screen it is just awesome! Effects are the best out there, ILM over did their self. Megan Fox is beautiful! Sam’s parents are sooooo funny! Action! Lots of Acton in this movie!
THE BAD: Let’s face it. If I was the director I would make some changes. First the twin robots would have been cut out. I would have spent more time on the main robots and less on the 40 other robots which at the most only said one word. I would have also cut at the most 20 to 30 minutes out of the movie. There were a couple of pointless scenes in this movie.
THE UGLY: A hot girl who comes onto Sam in college but turns out to be a creepy female robot. Strange and weird, could have been done better or should have been cut out of the movie. It was ugly. It’s like………k………???? Oh and we get it! Why do you have to show to random shots of Sam’s two dogs humping each other. Seriously are we in middle school. Other than that the movie is pretty dang good.
I will give this movie 8 out of 10 stars!
Star Trek is still the best movie of the summer.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Highlights on the agenda:
ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.
The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.
The Director of Communications at the White House Office of Health Reform is Linda Douglass, who worked as a reporter for ABC News from 1998-2006.
Late Monday night, Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay fired off a complaint to the head of ABCNEWS:
Dear Mr. Westin:
As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABC's astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform “town hall” at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABC’s web news “will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda.” This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the president’s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming.
Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party's views to those of the President's to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Party's opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers.
In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.
Republican National Committee
Chief of Staff
ABCNEWS Senior Vice President Kerry Smith on Tuesday responded to the RNC complaint, saying it contained 'false premises':
"ABCNEWS prides itself on covering all sides of important issues and asking direct questions of all newsmakers -- of all political persuasions -- even when others have taken a more partisan approach and even in the face of criticism from extremes on both ends of the political spectrum. ABCNEWS is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue.
"ABCNEWS alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience." - Drudge Report
Hmmm What do you think?