Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our Country Deserves Better -- good work!



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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Swallowing the Marxist Pill

Open wide and say "Ahhhh!" You'll need to stretch your throat over the next week or so. Just in case, you might want to practice swallowing that huge political pill called "change" that Barack Obama says we all need. It won't seem too bad at first but, when the sugar coating is gone, it's gonna be a HUGE pill to swallow. Most likely, it'll get stuck halfway down and be quite uncomfortable for a while. I'm pretty sure it's going to hurt. A lot.

The pity of it all will be that we, Americans all, will choke on it knowing that we either (a) brought it on our fellow Americans with our ill-informed vote, or (b) quietly informed ourselves thinking that others must be doing the same, or (c) just stood by and watched it all unfold while burying our savings and our firearms somewhere in the hope that we will be able to ride it out. You, me, our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends -- we will have brought it on ourselves.

Whether you vote for Obama or you vote for McCain, you will be voting for a politician who thinks it is a good idea for the Federal government to buy into the banking industry under the guise of a bill loaded with earmarks and restricted by no accountability whatsoever. Neither politician is currently being held even partially responsible for what is happening to the America we once knew.

When the Marxist pill is presented, don't waste your time asking who filled your prescription because it won't matter. We'll all be going to the same government-run pharmacy where every prescription, regardless of what the government-employed doctor scrawled on it, will be filled using the only government-endorsed medication. At the risk of invoking Huxley, let's just call it "Soma." Pretty soon, we're all going to look forward to standing in line for our Soma. Soma makes everything better and turns that pesky brain off. Hey, it must be good because it comes from the government who has our best interests in mind. The government knows when we've earned enough money, when we've had enough children, when we've had enough education, when we've lived long enough.

Sounds a little over the top, I know, but if you've been paying attention, you've seen it happening. No president, no senator, no politician comes to mind that has ever had the backbone or the stamina to successfully eliminate one single failed government-run program. Once it's created, it's alive forever. Not one politician comes to mind who has ever successfully stood up to bill mandating more government involvement and won. Now imagine a super-majority of Leftists who believe that bigger government is not only necessary, it's patriotic...

Here's the problem, folks: In our Constitutional representative republic, government should own nothing and produce nothing but legislation. When government enters the private sector (even partially as it did with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) and begins buying ownership shares of publicly-traded companies which it then regulates, it's not a stretch to see the conflict of interest, is it? It won't be long before everything this country produces and the profit it makes is produced with our labor, our tax dollars, our consumer dollars in the so-called private sector and funneled immediately to DC. The industry that is being regulated is run by the regulators... like having the fox guard the henhouse, if you ask me. The few who control it, profit from it.

And, hey, don't kid yourself. It is not "fair" or "equal" or "communal" at all -- there must be people who decide what is "fair," what is "equal," and how much of anything anyone should be allowed to have regardless of how hard they work or to what they aspire. Those who are in charge of redistributing your wealth will be doing so out of the power you've given them to determine your destiny. They are in positions of power and will use those positions to collect their own wealth because, after all, they earned it.

Yes, they earned it. That's what I said. It's hard work convincing Americans that you ought to be in charge of their successes, their hopes, their dreams, their money. If, in the process, you actually convince independent-minded Americans to allow you to decide everything for them using Marxist guidelines, then you have indeed earned your position of power.

Marxism, Socialism, Communism, whatever label you choose for Barack Obama's political ideology, of his idea that wealth should be redistributed instead of created, it is the very antithesis of what the founders had in mind when they crafted our Constitution. (There are many, many, many links in the blog post that I linked you for Obama's political ideology. Click them, read them, educate yourself. The Provocateur has done a fabulous job of connecting the dots -- Hats off to him/her!) This ideology is a complete 180-degree turn from the empowering ideas expressed so clearly in that document. There are sources all over the internet, in the press, and alluded to in his own words that will uncover the actual ideology of Obama.

The shame of this is that each presidential candidate has contributed to this chain of events over the past few years. Not just Obama and not just McCain. Every politician on Capitol Hill who has ever chaired an oversight committee while taking campaign donations from the industry he/she watches, every politician who has ever voted for an earmark-loaded bill, every politician who has ever voted for any form of new entitlement, every politician who has ever voted for any new government program, EVERY ONE OF THEM is to blame for paving the road we are traveling toward Marxism. Sounds like every politician on the Hill, doesn't it?

I believe it started slowly with the first Bush administration, continued right on through Clinton's watch, and has increased speed on the W track. New entitlements, new taxes, no spending cuts, no fiscal responsibility, no leadership -- what is an optimist supposed to do? This latest development in the bailout of the banking industry and the talk about bailing out the auto industry has left me speechless and almost without hope for the future of our great nation.

Democrats have always been Marxists in populist clothing but when Republicans can no longer be trusted to limit government, to reduce tax burdens, to empower Americans with opportunities that come from freedom, for whom can a Conservative vote?

So when Dr. Obama comes to my bedside with my Soma in a nice little paper cup, I believe I'll ask for a second opinion from Dr. McCain. When Dr. McCain tells me that I must take my Soma or the sky will fall, I'm afraid I'm going to have to checkout of that hospital. With any luck, maybe Dr. Palin will be available in a few years. I'm sure she knows that a healthy diet and exercise can keep the size of my government in check -- then no pill will be required.

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Senator Government"

Well, what can you say about McCain's performance in the last of the debates Wednesday night? *sigh* Nothing dramatic, that's for sure. One thing you can say is that he tried. He was more aggressive, more insistent, and not quite as much a pushover as he was in the past two debates. Yep, he tried this time.



What I find amusing though is that McCain's best line of the night was a Freudian slip! We Senator McCain addressed Obama as "Senator Government" before quickly correcting himself, it was a laugh-out-loud moment in the ConservaCouple's living room.



Well done, Senator Slip... errr I mean, McCain.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain had better be McAble tonight

It's showtime in about 30 minutes. Senator McCain, if you or anyone on your staff has been asleep at the wheel recently, you will have missed all of the Conservative voices SHOUTING for you to TAKE OFF THE FREAKIN' GLOVES in the debate tonight. Seriously. If you want to feel the collective force of every Conservative in this nation jumping to their feet and applauding as one, you will choose your moment in tonight's debate carefully and then unleash a rhetorical but massive slap to the facade that is Obama. Not only will you leave him stuttering but you'll wake up the American "undecideds" in the process. We are counting on you tonight.

We all know you're a good guy who prefers to avoid conflict but the problem is that people don't understand who Obama really is. They don't see you as much different from him and every other politician on the Hill. Most importantly, Senator, they don't understand that Obama and his Democrat cronies were behind the majority of the foul-ups and dodges that produced the bizarre and baffling economic mess that you rushed back to DC to "fix." ... and with all due respect, many of us STILL don't understand how you could have even considered a bail-out... maybe you can help ME with that one.

PLEASE do us all a huge favor and drop the Bill Ayers crap -- don't bother even touching on it tonight. Focus on Obama's ACORN! Many of us truly don't understand why your campaign is focusing on an antiquated hippie thug/bomber when you've got a guy who is tied tightly to an organization that is producing fradulent voter registrations. This and the Fannie/Freddie failures are Obama's Achilles ears ;o) Look, unfortunately for many of the youngest voters in our nation, Americans seem to have forgotten that Ayers is a bomber on the level of a Timothy McVeigh who just happened to dodge jail time for his crimes. We know it; you know it; but it's water under the bridge for youngsters.

So, repeat after me: "Fannie/Freddie, ACORN, Fannie/Freddie, ACORN"... Now jab in the air while you dance around the ring repeating: "Fannie/Freddie, ACORN, Fannie/Freddie, ACORN" -- KAAPOW!!! Land the big one, Senator, right square on the jaw. Just enough to knock the mask off of the phony Obama's face. Let America see this joker for who he really is tonight. You can do it.

I'd wish you luck, Senator, but luck won't do it tonight. Get in there, take off those gloves, and win one for the Gipper!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Where's ACORN when you need them?

Gee, the one time it would be a really great idea to register at least the Dallas Cowboys football team to vote in a race, where's ACORN?! Uh, yeah, that's right... they're in a lot of hot water.

Seriously though, this race is as important as our current Presidential race. If you're an American Express cardholder, the time to vote is right now and the vote to cast is for this project:
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Hunger and malnutrition kill more people in the world than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. As food prices rise, this funding is even more critical. More people are being driven deeper into poverty trying to afford basic staples. Many have nothing to eat at all. Your vote makes it possible for fewer young lives to be lost because they do not have enough to eat.

Getting the word out to your friends and family makes a huge difference! Forward this link to a friend and you bring us that much closer to the $1.5 million to help malnourished children around the world!

Why not vote for something you can appreciate wholeheartedly regardless of your political affiliation? Doing something like this seems like a nice karmic balance to the nastiness of the scams called Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and ACORN, doesn't it?

American Express is going to award those funds to one of the five projects. It ought to be these folks. The winner will be announced October 14th. Make that card count for something better than a discount on gasoline!

My thanks to Chessia for alerting me to this project. My apologies for the political story that I led with to promote this vote. I just couldn't resist... (I'm evil that way.)

What do you get when...

...one McCurry dates a Shuler for a couple of years? Two McShulers, of course.
Now what do you get when one McCurry marries one Shuler? Two Shulers!

Greetings from the land of Mr. & Mrs. where the wedding is over and the "happily ever after" has begun! October 4th was an absolutely gorgeous day. We couldn't have been blessed with a more perfect day -- perfect for the three-minute ceremony indoors and for the 7-hour bonfire reception outdoors!

Our thanks to the 75+ family members and close friends who came out to celebrate with us. A very big and very special thanks to those of you who gave time, talent, and treasure to create a magnificent wedding for us:

With all our hearts, we appreciate and thank my parents, ConservaDude's Dad, Jessica, Bryan, Sean, Michael, and Mike for the time, talent, and treasure they put into providing the scrumptious spread of food, the culinary details that provoked oohs and ahhs at the tables, and the hard work of cleaning up the Shuler homestead the next day. We hope everyone is as lucky as we are to have such thoughtful and loving people in their lives!

Thanks to D and Joe for the fantastic pictures they took for us. You both have amazing talent -- wielding the camera in brushlike fashion, painting the personality of the people in the pictures. All 600 or so pictures are wonderful and will be treasured forever. We are grateful for the gift of your time and talents on our wedding day!

Thanks to the Honorable Matthew K. Eckert for doing the honors. If all judges had his patience and humor, the legal world would be a much more human realm. ConservaChick is glad to have met him and completely understands ConservaDude's valued friendship with him.

For those of you who read this blog from afar and may not be as familiar with ConservaChick and ConservaDude, here are two pictures that brilliantly sum up the event:




I guess I have no excuses for slacking off so much now that I'm married. After all, life is supposed to get dull now, right? hehehe AS IF!

Stay tuned...