900 Million to Hamas ~ WTF!?

The Obama administration has not committed 900 million dollars to Hamas. As if there is any difference the B.O. Administration has pledged 900 million dollars to Gaza. Ooohhh. Well then that’s just fine. The good people of Gaza being in complete control of  the strip, of course. So, which fucking cabbie you think they’ll give the cash to exactly? Hamas is the authority there right? The only other groups, the Osloized and NGOized classes of defeatist intellectuals by definition aren’t going to fight any battles with Hamas for control. Hamas was voted into power in an election. As sure as the U.S. will soon be a broke socialist nation Gaza will remain under Hamas control and the 900 million might as well be an cash apology to Ahmadinejad for canceling their retreat.

Published in: on February 28, 2009 at 2:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Testing Drug Testing

Considering the approach most contemporary corporations take dealing with their drug testing policy(s). It seems to me to be a system trying to punish employees who test positive rather than trying to stop employees from using drugs. The war on drugs was brought into the workplace, entering through the HR department just like everybody else. What happens when an employee tests positive? Any number of repercussions are possible, more and more corporations are offering help to employees. But the organizations engaging in random testing I think are missing an opportunity.

A different approach:

An employee is notified confidentially, 30 business days prior to the date he will be requiered to be tested. Accompanying the notice would be all pertinent information to drug cessation, drug use, everything available to that employee should he or she need it. The employee then has the next 30 business days to… get clean, and have a period of time to experience the benefits of being clean. The people around them wives, husbands, children would also have the see the positive changes and hopefully would become a active motivating factor in the employee’s recovery. AND the employer gets to keep an employee, a healthier employee. All of this could happen without anyone getting busted, without anyone loosing their jobs, being humiliated. If the employee chose not to clean up then do what you will with them.

Thoughts?…

Published in: on February 27, 2009 at 4:59 am  Comments (2)  

Thomas Jefferson… Brilliance

My sister forwarded an email to me the other containing a selection of quotes from Thomas Jefferson. Really great examples of the timelessness of applied logic and wisdom. But, I never believe anything that is forwarded to me so I thought I would do some reading. I found on the a resource through the University of Virginia Website that I decided was pretty credible. The following quotes deserve to be shared;

  • “I fear, from the experience of the last twenty-five years, that morals do not of necessity advance hand in hand with the sciences.” –Thomas Jefferson to M. Correa de Serra, 1815. ME 14:331
  • “The nation who [has] never admitted a chapter of morality into her political code,… [will] boldly [avow] that whatever power [she] can make hers is hers of right.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Langdon, 1810. (*) ME 12:375
  • “I may further say that I have not observed men’s honesty to increase with their riches.” –Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah Moor, 1800. FE 7:454
    • I would exchange men’s with political entity, be it a politician, office or agency.
  • “The sheep are happier of themselves than under the care of the wolves.” –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XI, 1782. ME 2:129

Those are just a few. Look up Thomas Jefferson. Comment a quote.

Thanks

Published in: on February 13, 2009 at 2:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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Hopeful for right-wing government in Israel.

There is a link off of the Drudge Report right now to an article in the Jerusalem Post explaining how the U.S. administration is “worried over the prospect of right-wing government” in Israel. THIS U.S. is hopeful for a right-wing government for Israel! The ridiculousness of the any middle east peace process is that there even is one. Islam calls for the extinction of the Jewish people. It is in the Hammas charter to work to that end. The arrogance of the U.S. as I see it is to think we can do anything about it but get behind Israel in a meaningful way. Why does anyone think western society can peacefully coexist with a culture who would sentence victim of a gang rape who became pregnant and attempted an abortion to a year in prison and 100 lashes? WTF! And that was in Egypt which isn’t even at the most extreme end of the Islamo-fascist scale. Why would we desire peace with these people? They have given no indication they have any intrest in peace. So anyway I hope Israel votes in the mosr right-wing government they can muster. Our sword has obviously gone flacid. Lets hope Isreal is’nt afraid to hold theirs up and use it!

Published in: on February 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Stimulus Crap!

I have labored through one particular section of the bullshit stimulus bill. The section I studied concerned health care and creating a central authority to which M.D.s will have to register with and whose reccommendations will be heeded or? Docs will be required to be “meaningful users” or? “Meaningful Users” is not defined, they will decide if you are a “meaningful user” or not. Tell me how creating a government agency = one more drain on the economy in the way of taxes to cover this crap, plus the extra cost to medical practices to attempt to conform to vague guidelines. How much more of this bullshit is buried in there? Sorry needed to vent.

Published in: on February 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Whose Stimulus?

I haven’t read the stimulus bill, don’t care to. Some thoughts on the situation as a distracted observer. They voted in B.O. because he is a great leader – he is leading nothing. Why in the hell would he let anyone else be the architect of the economy’s recovery. B.O. is saying pass this or ALL may be lost!? All what?

Most people in this country who are employed work in the private sector. Leave more money in the private sector (lower taxes and less costly regulation) and there will be more money to pay salaries.

If you “stimulate” a business with a large investment without a viable business plan to sustain itself that business is going to need to be stimulated again and again, each time there will be more employees counting on that “stimulus” check.

In the private sector businesses do not grow (gain employees) artificially. If the business can not support or sustain an employee that business does not hire. If the business is successful, jobs are created and the economy grows naturally.

Whatever, just some thoughts that keep rattling around in my head. Don’t people see this? Why does anyone think more government is better? If we use up all our dollars and max out our credit what will we do when/if a real disaster/war hits us?

Published in: on February 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What’s a Dollar Worth?

Great video showing what we are doing to our dollar.

Published in: on February 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm  Comments (1)  
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Great Charts from Heritage

If a picture is worth a thousand words a good view graph has to be worth at least 372 words. Here are three view graphs worth an estimates 1,116 words. Total of course.

Published in: on February 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bringing Both Sides Together…

Remembering conversations I had with B.O. supporters before the election, one of the traits (since there were no accomplishments to speak of) they would like to site was that of a great mediator. On and on, without any specifics of course, about how B.O. is able to sit everyone down at a table and hash out a miraculous consensus among vehement adversaries. Now flash forward to today, day before yesterday actually. Exactly how many Republicans voted for the bail-out bill? WHAT!?

Published in: on February 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm  Comments (6)  

Bump on a Blog!

Ok, thanks for that great intro! Here we go on the blog venture. Completely new to blogging and not having written anything for a good long while this should be painful for anyone who takes the 5 minutes to read my thoughts on politics, parenting and or religion. But that is what I intend to cover. Lookin forward to it!

Published in: on February 3, 2009 at 8:44 pm  Leave a Comment