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Praise for The Navy and Obama…and Tea Parties!

April 13, 2009

As you have undoubtedly heard, the US Navy killed the pirates that were holding Captain Richard Phillips.  And as you may have heard, President Obama gave the go ahead for the Navy to use deadly force to stop the pirates if the Captain’s life was in danger…which it was.

Bravo President Obama!  I know it is shocking some of you that I would praise our Leader on this blog–but when he gets it right, I intend to praise him for it.  Besides, it’s the first thing he has done yet that I approve of and am absolutely convinced it was the right move.  There is really no other way to deal with terrorists.

And the Navy—thank you for your continued protection of our liberties, freedoms and citizens.  I know you don’t operate for the purpose of getting praise–but you deserve it nonetheless.

After all, this was not a laughing matter.  But don’t tell Hillary Clinton that…

Obviously she has gone completely insane.  I know that you are busy being the Secretary of State and all–but Sec. Clinton.  The pirates we were dealing with were not this kind:

They were this kind of pirates:

 

Not so funny really.

Finally, I would like to give praise to all of the Tea Party Organizers around the Country.  This Wednesday people will be gathering together in hundreds of cities to protest the Government’s crazy ideology of tyrannical taxing and overspending and growing government.

If you are in Houston–come downtown for the party at Jones Plaza (Party on the Plaza location) at 4:00.  Come early, Stay Late and Be Loud as Mack Brown would say.  I will be speaking around 5:30 at the party following John O’Neill-one of the swift boat veterans.  (I think I’m slotted after him to fill time during “intermission”).  I’m very excited about it and hope you can come.

Details are located at: http://houstontps.org

Don’t Miss It!

-Murphy

Thanksgiving Post: What Am I Thankful For?

November 25, 2008

In a year that has gone south in many ways for me (economics, market, election, Texas/Texas Tech game, turning 40, hairline) there are so many things to be thankful for.  Thanksgiving should be a time to reflect on such things leading up to the “big one” on December 25–the day that matters most.  So I thought I would let you know what I am thankful for- in a time where many people are not giving thanks.  So, in no particular order:

I.  AMERICA

I am thankful I live in the United States of America, which, as of today, is still the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave.”  I am thankful that since 9/11/01 there have been no terrorist attacks on our shores.  I am thankful that our airports, planes and buildings have remained safe in the last 7 years.   I am thankful for our troops.

They continue to work tirelessly to protect our freedom and to protect the citizens of Iraq from attacks.  They are true heroes and I am so thankful for them.  I am thankful for our President.  Yes, I know the polls and the pundits suggest that I shouldn’t be, but I am.  President Bush has worked hard to keep my children safe and has worked in an environment filled with the most vile, nasty, and undeserved attacks from members of the Democrat Party, yet, he has never failed to get up each day and do his best for our Nation.  I have not always agreed with him, but I am so very thankful for him and the job he has done.  So–Thank you Mr. President–you do a job that most Americans cannot and would not (hmmm..maybe an illegal immigrant should run for office–but I digress)

II.  FAMILY

No, I am not related to John Patterson.  Unlike this guy, I am very thankful for my family.  My wife, 3 kids, parents, in-laws, sister, nieces and nephews.  Although all families are imperfect, I am thankful that mine is perfectly normal and that so far, they have not decided to leave me.   I am thankful that my kids are healthy and do well in school and seem to be wary of morality and ethics.  I am thankful that my wife works tirelessly to make sure they are taught right and wrong and are well taken care of.  I am thankful that my parents and in-laws are still here and healthy and enjoy spending time with us.

III.   MISCELLAENOUS

A.  Dark Chocolate

Duh!  There is no greater sweetness.

B.  Colt McCoy

Yes, the entire Texas Longhorn team is great this year, but without McCoy, the team would certainly be in a different position in the polls and the National Title Race.  So I am thankful for him.

C.  The Gas Conspiracy

You know—either the Bush conspiracy–that Bush drove up the prices from his Oval Office Supercomputer to help his buddies at Big Oil, OR–the Obama conspiracy–that the Middle East drove up the prices to make the Country believe in the Bush conspiracy so that voters would chose Obama only to have the prices fall just after the election.  Well whichever fantasy you think is correct–the outcome is the same.  I am thankful that my Camry now costs $26 to fill up instead of $60 and that my Suburban costs $48 instead of $100.

D.  Hillary Clinton

I know, you are shocked that I would list her on my “thankful” list.  But I am thankful that she has been taken out of the Senate.  No longer will I have to listen to her pontificate about health care or some other socialist agenda item on C-Span.  Now she will be going to the Middle East to “impress” the Saudi’s–ha that is really funny.  For that I am thankful.

IV.  GOD

Finally, and primarily, I am thankful to God.  Thankful to Him for all of the above and so much more.  Thankful that His hand has not left my family or our Country.  Thankful that He continues to bless my life and the lives of those in my family and circle of friends.  Thankful that all of our needs continue to be provided.  Thankful that regardless of elections, stock markets, gas prices or National Championships, He remains faithful and constant.

God Bless you, your family, your job, your finances and your health.  And I wish you all–yes even you silly Democrats who get on here and call me names–even you guys—I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.

-Murphy

FREEDOM: Do We Know What It Is Anymore?

July 3, 2008

I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned with your family or friends to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday.  July 4th is a holiday that some commentators have recently stated should not be celebrated because of the shame America should feel for its place in the World political stage.  Some have said that we cannot celebrate it because of our involvement in a war based on lies.  Some have said that they are not proud of this Country or at least haven’t been proud of it until their spouse began to run for President.  But if you are an American–if you understand the value of being a free person in a free society then you should most definitely celebrate this day.  But what are we celebrating exactly?  What is “FREEDOM?”

Maybe this is freedom:

Okay-so maybe that is too much freedom.  But seriously–how can we define this word?

FREEDOM:  Defined by Dictionary.com to mean:  “The state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement; exemption from external control, interference, regulation; the power to determine action without restraint…the power to exercise choice and make decision without constraint from within or without; autonomy; self-determination.”

The power to determine action without restraint!  What powerful words those are.  As we approach an election year where one candidate in particular is proposing massive programs to further increase our dependence on the government instead of our independence from it–let’s consider what Freedom is and what it is not.

FREEDOM IS: Being able to express your thoughts and ideas without fear of the government restraining such ability.

FREEDOM IS NOT: Regulating our radio airwaves under the cloak of “fairness” to force one view to be diminished so that other views can be heard more.  Nor is it being told that a refusal to see a film that demonizes our troops and our country is a form of censorship when in fact it is a form of free choice and free will.

FREEDOM IS:  Being able to earn a legal living pursuing your personal passion and knowing that at the end of the day you will receive the amount you actually earned.

FREEDOM IS NOT: Having the government take a substantial portion of what you earn and redistribute it among those who did not earn it under the idea that the government is better equipped to be a good steward of YOUR money.  Nor is it being punished for being financially successful by taking away even more of what you earned under the idea that the government knows best how much you “really” need.

FREEDOM IS:  Allowing private entities to make profits and generate income for their employees and shareholders, knowing that if prices are too high, the market will eventually adjust to accommodate the supply and demand of the marketplace.

FREEDOM IS NOT:  Deciding that a particular industry is making “excessive profits” and thereby impose laws directed at certain industries forcing them to take those profits and (not give them to the public) but give them to the government to be redistributed.

FREEDOM IS:  “defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference.” Ron Paul (okay so I wouldn’t vote for this guy because I think he is kind of a nut–but this quote is right on)

FREEDOM IS NOT:  defined by the ability or desire of the government to interfere with the lives of its citizens.

FREEDOM IS:

The flag

And all the blood, sweat and tears it stands for.  The honor and integrity of our soliders and the death of those who gave their life so that I can worship where and Who I want, so that I can maintain a blog containing my right-wing opinions, so that I can raise my children to be the best they can be and so that I can seize opportunity and make the best life for myself that I am able.

A Gift from God:

It is not given to us by the Government.  The only thing the government can do is take it away.  The government’s job is to protect our freedom–but it has no ability to distribute it, give it, create it or positively affect it other than to protect it.  It doesn’t come from Obama or McCain or anyone else–Freedom is God’s Heavenly gift to us. 

Not Easily Obtained or Held, but Easily Lost:

It has taken many lives from Bunker Hill to Iwo Jima to Normandy to Korea to Vietnam to Iraq and beyond to obtain and maintain our freedoms.  Many seek to destroy those freedoms, many seek to cast us into a pit of dependence and imprisonment.  It was 40 years ago that a militant Muslim angry with our alliance with Israel shot and killed Robert Kennedy.  Yes, terrorism began a long time ago and is still present today.  So, this 4th of July I will say a long prayer for our troops.  A prayer for their safety and thanks for their continued dilligence even in the face of would-be leaders who criticize them and belittle their efforts.

Finally-it is Freedom that allows you and I to disagree openly about politics, religion, the quality of the recent Indiana Jones movie.  It is Freedom that allows me to worship at a Baptist Church and allows Americans, yes Americans to worship in a Mosque as well.  It is Freedom that allows me to chose my profession and change it completely if I want to.  It is Freedom that allows us to use our brains and make a wise decision about the future of our wonderful Nation, and the future of Freedom itself.

Don’t go into this weekend with any other thought than to give thanks and praise for the greatest Nation in the World and the heart of its people.  And please, don’t go into the ballot boxes in November with any other concern than how your vote may affect the future of Freedom for you and all of us.

 

Happy 4th of July!

-Murphy

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I Will Now Sacrifice My Child For The Sake of the Whales

June 23, 2008

 

Today my conservative meter started flashing hot red and when I read the article about the 9th Circuit’s decision to keep the Navy from using Sonar because it MAY be affecting communications between whales the meter exploded.  It was such a mess.  I’m happy to say my brain has been put back together and I can now discuss this bizarre situation more calmly.

Yes, the Supreme Court has taken the “Whale Sonar” case for review.  It appears that SONAR used by the United States Navy to find submarines may be affecting whale communication.  In fact, Marine biologist Ken Balcomb stated in an article in 2004 that killer whales “appeared agitated and were moving haphazardly, attempting to lift their heads free of the water” when encountering the pinging noise of a Navy SONAR.

Oh the horror!  The first thing the Navy ought to be concerned with is whether the Killer Whales are agitated or annoyed.  After all, the Ocean is THEIR home and the Navy is simply an uninvited guest to that home.  And when an uninvited guest annoys us, we throw them out.  Why should it be any different for the whales?

So a few terrorists or hostile regimes can sneak a couple of nuclear subs into our water and take out San Francisco or Seattle or Los Angeles–is that so bad really?  And what about our children–aren’t they privileged enough with XBox and Wii and McDonald’s and Disney Channel–can’t they sacrifice just a teeny weeny bit for the creatures of the sea?  After all the world is more covered with ocean water than land so it technically belongs to them anyway.

And now the Supreme Court is going to get in the way of the brilliant 9th Circuit and possibly (only possibly) overturn the injunction that keeps the Navy from conducting its wretched SONAR scanning.  Where is Obama when we need him most–to appoint some Justices who can finally rule in favor of the whales?

Well, I for one applaud the 9th Circuit for this amazing precedent.  In fact, we sent a team out to the western seaboard to interview folks there about their take on this amazing ruling.  Here is what we discovered:

We ran into Sunshine Berry a native of Los Angeles at her normal place of work.  Her parents were actually at Woodstock–cool.  Our on the spot reporter had this exchange with her.

Reporter:  “So Miss Berry…”

Sunshine: “It’s “Ms” Berry”

Reporter: “Oh sorry.  Ms. Berry, what do you think about the ruling from the 9th Circuit that says that the Navy has to stop agitating the whales?”

Sunshine:  “I love it!  After all, it has long been known that the Bush family hates whales.  I heard that Jeb Bush actually has a pair of whale skin boots that sorry **#@&$.  No one sticks up for the whales anymore with Jane Fonda all rich and claiming to be a Christian one minute and then appearing on Oprah and blah blah blah.  I’m glad to see the Court get involved.”

Reporter:  “But don’t you worry that our National Security is at stake?”

Sunshine: “Ha!  That is such a laugh.  Our National Security is at stake only because the world hates us becuase of Bush.  And now we discover that he actually hates college students-which totally sucks.”

Reporter: “Um, okay, but to stay on topic, what about the Navy not having the ability to find submarines that might attack us.”

Sunshine:  “Well, if we get attacked we deserve it–we have brought this on ourselves because of Halliburton and Big Oil and restricting gay  marriage and all of that stuff.  And anyway, if we are nice to the whales, they will probably protect us from submarines anyways.”

So we tried again to test the pulse of the average California resident and our reporter ran into this individual:

Reporter:  “Excuse me sir, what do think about a ruling keeping the Navy from agitating whales?”

Bunny-Man:  “I frankly love it.  I mean I’m annoyed all the time by people that I would like to get some injunctions against because they agitate me.”

Reporter:  “Really?  Like who?”

Bunny-Man:  “Well nosy conservative reporters for one.  Ha-kidding dude, but seriously I’m agitated by Microsoft because they laid me off last year for “poor performance” -whatever, and all repubilcans, John McCain, the church, clowns, heteros, my dad, and the list goes on.”

Reporter”  “But the church?  I mean your sign there attempts to quote a commandment.”

Bunny-Man:  “So?  What is your point?  Listen the nuber 2 sin is agitating whales as far as I’m concerned and then after that would be any law that restricts the wearing of bunny ears while protesting and killing clowns.”

Reporter:  “Oh no, is that a dead clown behind you?”

(at that point the bunny-man fled the scene)

Well it hasn’t been easy to find a mainstream reaction to this but we are on it and will keep you informed.  In the meantime, should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the whales (who apparently are represented without counsel and will not be appearing at oral argument) then start making your list of people that agitate you so that you can get a Court to shut them up.  Here is the beginning of my list:

1.  Barbara Streisand

2.  Nancy Pelosi

3.  Michael Newdow

4.  Michael Moore

5.  Barack Obama

6.  Jesse Jackson

7.  Unnamed attorneys that I oppose in litigation matters at work. (not all–just some)

8.  A neighbor kid that simply drives me crazy (name is left out to protect his identity)

9.  Bruce Springstein

10. …(more later)

-Murphy

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Memorial Day-A Day to Honor our Troops-Not Descimate Our Military

May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day.  I hope you are with your family at the pool, cooking meat on a grill, and having fellowship with your friends.  Don’t forget that today we honor those brave men and women who gave their lives for our Freedom and the Freedom of men and women around the world.  Specifically pray for those families who lost loved-ones in Iraq and Afghanistan.  And lastly–don’t forget about those citizens who lost their lives when this war began on September 11, 2001.

In case you want to pray for specific families-Here is a link to the names of the victims of that fateful day.  (Press Here For Link)

 And in case it is not obvious would Obama thinks of our military by now–take a look at this video, and pray that he does not become the leader of this Country at the end of this year. 

Wow!–What a naive and pie-in-the-sky idiot he is.

-Murphy

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