Archive for October 2008

Spreading The Wealth-Because You Earned It

October 24, 2008

Ever since Joe the Plumber stepped into a Democratic-controlled media so they could take him apart him for his own personal mishaps in life to divert attention away from the Marxist comment of Senator Obama–I have been more and more startled to hear people lining up to vote for this man.  A man who believes that it is okay to take money away from those who have earned it and give it to those who have not.

“Spreading the Wealth” is not a new concept–why Karl Marx had this idea years ago.  You have already heard some of his words in different contexts.

For example, Obama would like to take the “windfall profits” of Exxon and Shell and Chevron because he deems those profits to be too large.  Interestingly, Karl Marx had a theory called “surplus value.”  That is the difference in what a wage earner makes at a company and the value of the work actually performed (in other words, the profits made by the company).  He believed that “surplus” belonged to the worker.

Marx believed that capitalism is the root of social class warfare and unfair distinction–therefore, only a system where the wealth of the whole is redistributed more evenly to that same whole, can we finally get rid of class elitism and envy.

In other words, get rid of wealth and we will all suffer the same.  

Sounds awesome!

So for those of you that have worked for years, decades even to finally reach that point in life where you make a comfortable living and can afford a few vacations, nice bottles of wine and new cars, it is time that all that hard work be punished.

Time to beat the drive and work ethic out of you by having the Government take your money and more “fairly” distribute it where it is really needed.

Here are some other famous quotes from the author of every idea Obama has for our Country:

1.  On Religion:  “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”

2.  On Judiasm:  “What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, selfishness. What is the secular cult of the Jew? Haggling. What is his secular god? Money. Well then, an emancipation from haggling and money, from practical, real Judaism would be the self emancipation of our age.

3.  On Democracy:  “Democracy is the road to socialism.”

4.  On Redistribution:  “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

5.  On Labor’s Value:  “We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man’s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour.”

6.  On Peace:  “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”

Ahhh, and the 6th one is the most scary.  See if you oppose the movement to more plainly “socialize” our Nation, then you will be the root cause of why there is not peace in our lives.  Does the media’s attempt to demonize Joe the Plumber and make fun of Sarah Palin’s wardrobe sound like this? 

On its face, redistribution of wealth sounds great—to those who have no wealth to begin with.  The reality is that socialist ideas have shown that what really happens is the lower class expands to suck up the  middle class leaving rich and poor and nothing in between.

Getting something free–is not always a good thing.  I would compare Obama’s socialist policies to this:

Free is not always better.

-Murphy

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Republicans for Obama? I Don’t Hardly Think So.

October 14, 2008

Seriously?  This is absolutely laughable.  The media has already elected Obama as you know.  Tom Brokaw gave an interview two days ago where he said that McCain’s campaign was disorganized and in disarray.  Wouldn’t he hope that were true?

The media along with the Obama camp have really worked hard to elect the most liberal and socialist driven man to the highest office of our Country that has ever run for the job (excluding some individuals who have run under the American Communist party).

As soon as McCain starts to gain ground in the polls, the media says he is finished.  Obama has accused McCain of being Bush #3, which is an outright lie and has joked about the attacks on his credibility associating with terrorists and radical leftists.  And now….as the election draws near, we are to believe that there are actual Republicans who are willing to wear this button.

I’m sorry–I cry foul here.

What is a Republican?

A person who believes in the Republic form of government–the form where the supreme power rests with the people, not the government.  Anyone who actually believes these principles would not vote for Obama-who clearly believes that the government should exercise ultimate authority over every aspect of our lives.

So stop fooling us–we are not idiots.  No REAL republican wears this pin–it is meant to freak us out.

But wait…My crack team of investigators begs to differ–Believe it or not, we have found other similar organizations–so maybe I’m wrong about this.  Here they are:

1.  Christians For The Devil

2.  Mets Fans For The Yankees

3.  Wine Lovers For Mad Dog 20/20

4.  Redskins For The Cowboys

5.  Trial Lawyers for Big Corporations

6.  Dogs for Cats

7.  Jews for Muslims

8.  Ahmadinejad For Gays

9.  Sharks for Vegetables

10.  Hindus For Steak

So, I guess maybe it is possible that these people exist.

My bad.

-Murphy

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40 Years Old! Yikes!

October 14, 2008

Yesterday I turned the corner from youth to middle age.  No, I’m not telling you this so you will wish me Happy Birthday or buy me a nice new car, or even a new suit or an XBox 360 or whatever you feel like.   ANYWAY–I thought I’d share my reflections on the significance of the day, if any.

I discovered as I approached this momentus occasion that it was weighing me down a bit.  I know, “It’s just another day,” “40 is the new 30,” “40 is Fabulous,” “You don’t look a day over 39,” blah, blah, blah.

But I can’t help it–I felt burdened.  It is a lot of years–What in the world have I done with them?

The first 10 years were spent grown from a baby to a kid.  We all do that–no real concerns with time spent during that period.

The next 10 are spent getting an education, discovering life, trying things you shouldn’t, acting horrifically selfish and wondering what you will be doing if and when you grow up.  We all did this so that isn’t really much of a concern either.  Espcially since I did, in fact, survive that time period.

It’s the next 20 that deserve real attention.  I have started asking myself the following:

-Have I given more than I have taken?

-Have I set an example for right or a reference for wrong?

-Have I thanked all of those who deserve it?

-Have I forgiven all of those who don’t?

-Have I made the world better for being in it?

-Have I been more selfish than selfless?

-Have I accomplihshed what I should have by this point?

-Have I been a good husband, father, friend, co-worker, boss, colleague?

YIKES!  I had way to many “no’s” to those questions.  And no, I’m not talking about wondering why I never sky-dived (dove?), swam with dolphins, drove a corvette or tried recreational drugs.  I’m not talking about a traditional mid-life crisis here–just a reflection on time that is now gone.

The real question is:  “Have I been an asset to the world or a liability?”

When you start asking these questions you end up looking at the calendar and thinking “Yikes, I may only have 20-40 years left to fix the mess I’ve made.”  That is when the burden of age starts to grow on your back like a big monster.

I know what you are thinking-you didn’t come here to read an episode of Dr. Phil.  Where is the comparrison of Nancy Pelosi to Naked Spiderman?  Where is the rant about why the media is trying everything it can to elect Obama–even to lie about polls and statistics and declare McCain dead?  (coming)

Sometimes you have to be serious–just for a moment.

Well, my contemplation has led me to some real truths:

1.  You cannot reclaim the past–it is gone.

2. People matter–even the “bad” ones-reconcile, reconcile, reconcile–you cannot show love and forgiveness to a dead person.

3. The world revolves around the sun and we are ON the world–We are NOT the sun.

4.  Others before self–otherwise self will grow old without any others.

5. Dark Chocoate and Red wine is a combination made in Heaven. (Okay, I already knew that one).

-I don’t care if you are 10, 40 or 80.  This is the life you have–use it wisely.

-And for those of you worried about 40–here is the truth about it that I discovered this weekend:

1.  It rained 40 days and 40 nights–THEN the sun shone brightly.

2.  The Israelites wandered the wilderness aimlessly for 40 years-THEN they went into the Promised Land.

3. Goliath taunted the armies of Israel for 40 days-THEN David killed him with a sling and a stone.

4. Jesus fasted 40 days-THEN he defeated the temptations of the Devil

So 40 is the end of the turmoil and the hardship and the beginning of all that is good.  (okay-that is a real oversimplification, but just go with it.

So…big deal, the past is done–let’s start shining today and be an asset to this great world we live in…

 

….AND NOW BACK TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED CONSERVATIVE RANTS

-Murphy

100,000 Thanks To Everyone!

October 9, 2008

I can’t believe it!  100,000 times someone actually came onto this blog and at least checked it out.  And this isn’t even a porn site!  Some of you commented and we had a lively discussion, others said things that frankly were incomprehensible, some of you called me names and told me I was a right-wing nut, racist, fool, idiot, stupid person and wack job.  Some of you are friends and check this out because you are simply kind and some of you are as conservative as I am and come here on your way to numerous other (and better) conservative blogs.

I want to thank each and every one of you for coming.  I know my views are right of Reagan.  I know that Rush Limbaugh seems slightly liberal compared to my views–but one thing is certain–I believe that Americans are smart enough and great enough to govern themselves in most aspects of life.  Sure we individually cannot defend our Nation or create Highways and Bridges or conduct law enforcement.  And these are vital aspects of our Government.  But we do not need the unbelieveable intrusion in our lives that Government has become.

My goal here is simple–talk about relevant news items and other trends in our society by pointing out the ridiculousness of them in an exaggerated way.  Hopefully, regardless of your political affiliation you have at least gotten a couple of chuckles out of this place.

Despite the large break I took this summer–I vow to continue the good fight for conservatism and continue to defend all forms of freedom and equality and most importantly to defend the actual meaning and words of our Constitution.

Please continue to join me in this journey.

-Murphy

A Potential Third Candidate for President–Thanks to the Internet

October 9, 2008

Tired of the election–need a real choice.  Well the Internet has done it again–now there is a third candidate–see what Channel 3 news has to say about this bizarre event:

 

http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=46832&altf=Nvsqiz&altl=Lmbtjoh

 -Let me know if this will change your vote!

-Murphy

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University of Texas vs. Sooners 2008

October 7, 2008

 



 

Last year I posted about this game and predicted at 35-21 beating by OU.  (Actual score was 28-21 OU).  OU was fresh off a loss as was UT but Colt McCoy really didn’t have the offense in synch last year and OU was cooking pretty well.

Now they are 1 and 5 in the polls, undefeated, both clicking on all cylinders and…I’m terrified to watch the game–but watch I must.

Above is my favorite Internet picture of the sooners–a small sooner boy, hoping against hope that he can muster up a 2.5 gpa in High School so that he can attend his favorite college, the University of Oklahoma–and there he is watching his team get beat by its biggest rival.  Poor little kid.  But what of the J’Ville fan who lost to Davidson by 35 points–no one seems to care about him.

Well, as I am apt to do, it seems fitting to make fun of our rival’s school traditions–if for no other reason than–it is fun.  So here are some Sooner Traditions, straight from the School’s actual website:

1.  School Color Confusion

Turns out the school colors are “crimson and cream.”  Really, they are.  Let’s see…

Crimson & Cream

Odd…the page describing the colors shows this photo–hey elitists-that is red and white!

2.  The Band

Most college campuses like to talk about how their marching band began as a military band and was made up of soon-to-be soldiers.  The OU website has this to proudly say about its band:

The Pride of Oklahoma

“The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band has been supporting Sooner Spirit for nearly a century. Unlike many other college bands, which began as military drill units, the Pride of Oklahoma had its beginnings as a pep band.”

Wow.  So they are excited about the fact that it was actually formed from a “pep band.” 

3.  Sooner actually means Cheater

This is my favorite.  The website wants to explain to you why they are called the “Sooners.”  It states the following:

“The origins of Oklahoma’s nickname stretch back to the Civil War era. The Homestead Act of 1862 provided that a legal settler could claim 160 acres of public land, and those who lived on and improved the claim for five years could receive title.”Boomers” were settlers who favored the opening of unassigned lands in the Oklahoma Territory.  At high noon on April 22, 1889, legal aspirants would be able to enter the Oklahoma Territory and choose 160 acres of land. The event soon became known as the “Oklahoma Land Run” or “Land Run of 1889″.  The great dramatic moment came when, at the stroke of noon, starting signals were given at the many points of entry. In some instances it was given by a blue-clad military officer firing his pistol or by his trumpeter, at times by a citizen firing his rifle in the air, or, as at Fort Reno, by the boom of a cannon. All produced the same results — a tumultuous avalanche of wagons and horsemen surging forward all in one breathtaking instant.”
 
Okay–so that would explain why you might call them the “Boomers” but why “Sooner?”  Read on:

“One of the few rules to claiming a lot of land was that all participants were to start at the same time. Those who went too soon were called ‘Sooners’.”

So “Sooner” is a word meant for those lawbreaking individuals who decided to evade the rules, cheat, and grab land before the designated time.   Well, isn’t that interesting in light of Barry Switzer’s reign at the University?  But wait, the website, like a well crafted Obama speech, spins it a little differently:

“As time went on, “Sooner” came to be a synonym of Progressivism. The Sooner was an “energetic individual who travels ahead of the human procession.” He was prosperous, ambitious, competent, a “can-do” individual. And Oklahoma was the Sooner State, the land of opportunity, enterprise and economic expansion, very much in the Progressive spirit that engulfed the old South in the 1920s.”

Excellent work spin meisters–Sooner doesn’t mean Cheater–it describes someone who is ahead of human achievement–yes ahead because they CHEATED!

4.  That Annoying Song

Yes, almost no school is more annoying than Texas A&M with their ridiculous fight song and cheers, but this one is brilliant.  I have to think that the words to this song were actually penned by someone who was given the task of writing it, but forgot to write it until the day he was supposed to present it:

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, OK U!
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, OK U!
I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred
and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead
Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma
Rah Oklahoma, OK U!

Seriously?  “and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead?”  What in sweet Moses does that mean?  That is the best rhyme you could come up with for the word bred?  What about “instead” or “red” or “bed” or “led” or “bled” or “fed” or anything but “dead?” 

Well, all I can say OU is that you better bring your “A” game this weekend or you may find yourself “Sooner dead” on the field of the Cotton Bowl.

Hook ’em.

Bold prediction:  Texas 31, OU 24

-Murphy

Fairness Redefined–Continued

October 7, 2008

My last post was an extreme review of Gwen Ifil’s involvement in the VP debate–which Sarah Palin won hands down by the way–um, okay and Biden wasn’t half bad frankly.

I must confess first that Gwen did a pretty “fair” job and for that I am thankful–I’m sure all the press and pressure from the revelation of her book had no effect on the way in which she conducted herself–but then again–we will never know, will we?

After hearing the debate I was not suprised at all to hear the VP of “hope and change” also talk about fairness.  He said that where he comes from, fairness is defined by giving tax breaks to the middle class and making the “rich” pay more.  Interesting…

Well let’s see about that.  Here is the breakdown of the Delaware State Income Tax system:

(notice that even the picture on their website let’s you know that your money is going to some future project)

— No tax on the first $2,000
— 2.2 percent on taxable income between $2,000 and $5,000
— 3.9 percent on taxable income between $5,001 and $10,000
— 4.8 percent on taxable income between $10,001 and $20,000
— 5.2 percent on taxable income between $20,001 and $25,000
— 5.55 percent on taxable income between $25,001 and $60,000
— 5.95 percent on taxable income more than $60,000.

It would appear that Senator Biden is correct, the richest people pay the most–however, amazingly people that make $5000 A YEAR pay $66 in taxes.  Funny, people that make $5000 a year in the US pay nothing.

But here is the real kicker–rich is apparently defined as anyone making more than $60,000 a year.  OF course, this is perfect since the median income of people from Delaware is $55,436 according to a 2005 report of the US Census Bureau.  Plus Delaware has a poverty rate of over 10%!  Now Senator Biden makes a healthy $319,000 which is touted by the press as “one of the least wealthy Senators.”  But–one of the richest men in Delaware.

I wonder if Senator Biden’s real view and that of his annointed running mate’s is that people that make $60000 a year or more are “rich.”

The reality is that many of you are going to line up at the polls next month and vote for a man who wants to redistribute wealth in this Country based on his single-minded ideas alone.  In other words, Obama thinks that he will be better at managing your money than you are and better at deciding what you “should” make.

So here is my new definition of Fairness under the Obama Presidency:

“Making sure that all people, no matter their race, religion, sexual preference, gender, work habits, narcissism, addictions, neurosis, attitude, sense of entitlement, laziness, lack of education, drug use, criminal background, number of children out of wedlock, SDTs, terrorist affiliations, patriotism, talent and ability, work ethic, ethics at all, apathy, recklessness, negligence, motivation, lack of goals, determination, drive, integrity, honor, honesty, dishonesty, or age have the same exact income, benefits, health care, car, house, and job as everyone else.”

Now that is called real fairness.  After all–keeping money that you earned is unfair to those who simply do not earn it. 

In fact Obama already got started on this in December 2007 when he and Sen. Hagel sponsored the Global Poverty Act.  It would commit U.S. taxpayers to spend 0.7% of our gross domestic product (or over $800 billion) on foreign handouts, which is at least $30 billion over and above the exorbitant and wasted sums we already give away overseas.  The purpose is to redistribute wealth to the areas of our world where people are living on less than $1 a day–places like Uganda for example–which is run by a mad dictator.

This is part of Obama’s hope to bring the US in line with the United Nation’s Millenium Development Goal.  That declaration also calls for a “currency transfer tax,” a “tax on the rental value of land and natural resources,” a “royalty on worldwide fossil energy production – oil, natural gas, coal,” “fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on the carbon content of fuels.”

So see, Obama’s energy plan to help with gas prices and the oil crunch is to simply tax our own natural resources further and the carbon content which of course is causing all of the worldwide poverty.  I wonder if this is why Delaware’s poverty is 10.2 percent?  It must be global warming.  Hmmmm….  In any event, it is certainly more fair than letting a bunch of poor people in undeveloped countries suffer while we here at home are actually living off what we earn–how ridiculous is that?

Well, I hope you now fully understand the new definition of fairness and Obama’s intentions–but don’t you DARE question him on it, after all–he is the One (at least that is what CNN keeps hinting at).

-Murphy

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