Saturday, May 30, 2009

Haiku #8

Great expectations
For Lebron and company
Go Cavs two to go!


Everyone seems concerned with Supreme Court nominee Sandra Sotomayor's appearance of racism from a speech she gave in the past. She basically stated that her experiences as latino women would allow her to make the proper judgments more often than a white man.

President Obama stated Friday 5-20 that she was simply saying that the hardships and experiences of her life would help her understand other peoples struggles. This is what makes a good judge according. to the President.

First off what really makes a good judges is knowing the law without an understanding of the constitution and U.S. history you can't make proper judgements. Secondly you must be able to set aside personal feelings and interpret the laws as they were written. Society can't function properly if judges can't stick to these simple guidelines so that people know the parameters within they must operate.

Now I don't know enough about Sotomayor's record to say that she doesn't know the law but President Obama told us she will judge based on her experiences and feelings.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial day

On the day our country chooses to honor the fallen I wonder what those heroes would think of the present state of our nation. What would you tell the fallen hero about the carelessness with which we chose to treat our liberties.

We have a government that now thinks the way to lead is to take over private ventures. Even worse we have business leaders and labor asking to be taken over with no care for the freedom they relinquished.

Instead of people looking to take care of themselves everyone is looking to blame someone else for thier predictaments. The government blames greedy bankers the bankers blame government regulations and the deadbeats act like they couldn't possibly know what they were doing. Mean while the solution they come up with is to have the responsible pay for the irresponsible.

So on this day not only should you remember our fallen soldiers. Let us also remember our falling country and fight to preserve the freedom and liberties that are being so cavalierly tossed to the side.

Haiku #7 Memorial day

Concepts worth fighting to hold
Remember the price

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Haiku #6

Joy turns to sorrow
Cavaliers season slipping
Miracles happen!

Still can not believe
Lebron turns lose to a win
Very Jordanesque

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Haiku #5

The recession blues
Should I spend or should I not
Fear drives us deeper

Monday, May 11, 2009

Contradictions/Rules and Islam

An interesting article over at the American Thinker talks about Hawaii voting to celebrate Islam day on Sept. 11 Julian calender Sept.24 Gregorian calender. Now we are using the Gregorian calender now so the date doesn't bother me as much as the fact that a state legislature would enact a day to celebrate any religion. I was under the impression that the government was to refrain fron endorsing any religion. Of course none of the rules seem to apply where Islam is concerned so I guess I shouldn't be suprised.

haiku #4

Basketball tonight
Cavaliers, destinies team
Pistons,Hawks who's next

Sunday, May 10, 2009

haiku #3

Lazy Sunday morn
The day unwinds so slowly
Listen to the birds

Why anyone has a job

People often think they should have a job because of length of service or because they deserve a job. This is especially true of union jobs with there sense of entitlement and protection of the incompetent.

The fact is that businesses aren't in business to provide jobs. Businesses function to make a product or service at a profit.

Hard words during hard times but useful as well when we understand this we can strive to perform in a way that leads to success in the business's goal (profit). This is the only way to stay employed working hard not for ourselves but the company

Who is John Galt?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Haiku #2

Is anybody out there
Expressing thoughts for myself
A drift on the net


A Pew research poll from april 14-21 asked people if torture can be justified to obtain information from suspected terrorists to help thwart attacks. A majority of people said either often,sometime, or rarely, I say never.

I think most people honestly would say never but the left has confused the issue by misdefining torture. While much of what has been called torture would be unpleasant to endure that doesn't make it torture. People who said torture would be acceptable are more than likely thinking of this new definition of torture.

We as a people need to think about and discuss what torture really is so that we can make informed decisions.

Friday, May 8, 2009

haiku #1

The rainy day blues
Stuck indoors missing the sun
Sittin' and drippin'

Equal Justice

Reading the Cleveland Plain Dealer Wednesday I was struck by a pair of stories. One had to do with a disparity in sentencing between crack and powder form cocaine. You see crack is seen as more dangerous and holds a mandatory 5 year sentence. Our fearless leader President Obama wants to discontinue this practice of differentiating between crack and blow.

The second story was about a brave young woman 40 year old Connie Culp. You might ask who is Connie Culp she is the first face transplant recipient in the U.S.. Severely disfigured struggling to breathe, taste, and smell going through more than twenty surgeries she went public and asked people to think before they poke fun of somebody for their looks.
The question I'm sure your asking is what do these two stories have to do with one another. You see the real sentencing oddity was in this story Connie's husband who shot her in the face and caused all her miseries was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Yep five years for crack and seven years for ruining someones life makes sense to me.