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The “Tolerant” Left

January 22, 2014

Gov Cuomo

I don’t want to be political today but I just can’t help it. Because I am a conservative, I have been wrongfully accused of being close-minded, intolerant, racist, sexist, etc… Not because of any specific act, but simply because I am conservative. It is the left’s typical talking points. Yet, Governor Cuomo of New York has stated, in his most left-wing tolerant tone, “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault—weapon, anti-gay…have no place in the State of New York.” So let me reiterate for you Mr. Cuomo the way I actually think about these subjects instead of simply ignoring your idiotic comments:

Hardcore conservative

1. I am conservative. To me that means I believe in small government and the rights of the individual. I believe that people should be allowed the freedom to achieve individual success or failure on their own. I believe that individual responsibility is more important than preventative regulation. I believe that citizens can manage their lives better on their own than the government can manage it for them. I believe in a strong military and governmental fiscal responsibility. I believe that government entitlements create a citizenry of dependents who become less and less motivated to make their own way in the world. I believe that progress is not about what the government can do for our lives but about what people can do for themselves free of government interference.  I believe in a free market and an unrestricted exchange of ideas and speech.  Despite what you might think, I would fight to the death to preserve your right to make stupid comments about others.

pro-life

2.  I am unashamedly pro-life.  That means I believe that abortion in wrong.  I believe that a baby is a separate being from conception forward.  I am also very sympathetic to those who don’t intend to get pregnant, but do, but I believe in personal responsibility and that means that choices have consequences.  I believe the life of the mother is paramount and should be priority one in a rare situation where the pregnancy puts the mother at risk.  And do I stand firm on rape and incest cases (rare that they are)?  No–the honest truth is that although I think each baby becomes a baby through no fault of its own, I have a heart and would certainly not condemn a woman who made a tough decision in an extreme circumstance.  In fact, I condemn no one for the choices they make in this area–I simply believe a different way–a way that apparently is no longer tolerated in the entire State of New York.  Despite that, when given the opportunity, I’ll fight to change the law in this area–but again I’d fight to the death for you to be able to believe otherwise and express that  belief.

Gun Constitution

3.  I believe in the right to bear arms.  I believe that “gun control” is about control not about guns.  I believe that every society in history that became overtaken by a tyrant started with the removal of guns from the citizenry.  I believe that guns in the hands of bad people are a bad thing but that guns in the hands of good people are a danger to no one–except the bad people. (Charlton Heston).  I believe that ridiculous controls on the number of bullets you can put in a gun or the  number of guns you can own are infringements on  my freedoms and the freedoms of others.  I believe we could learn a lot from the Swiss on this issue.  

4.  I don’t even know what you mean by “anti-gay.”  I do not believe in discrimination.  I do not believe that society should discriminate against people because of their relationship choices.  I also do not believe that relationship choices are a valid basis for creating a “protected class” of citizens.    I believe we have been created EQUALLY.  That word has a specific meaning that should not be manipulated.   I believe everyone is entitled to their moral beliefs and views on this subject and I believe that there is no constitutional right for either side of the argument to not be offended by the other’s viewpoint.   People that target aggression, discrimination and hateful actions towards someone because they are gay should suffer the criminal consequences of their actions.  Interestingly, though, taking Gov. Cuomo’s words on their face, if he means that people that personally object to the gay lifestyle should not live in New York, then he is no better than those that would harass someone simply because of their lifestyle.

I have been force-fed a mantra of talking points since the Clinton years that liberals are “tolerant,” “forgiving,” “accepting of others,” “open-minded,” and “compassionate.”  Likewise conservatives are accused of being the opposite.

Well Gov. Cuomo, by those definitions you are one heck of a conservative.  I’ve been to New York Governor, and it’s no Texas–you can keep it.

-Murphy

What The Republican Candidates Should Have Said…

September 30, 2011

I cannot take it anymore.  I have yet to make up my mind about which of these persons I would vote for in 2012.  I only know who I will not vote for.  Let’s be honest–the truth is that I would vote for a diseased cantaloupe carved into the shape of Miss Piggy before I would vote for Barack Obama.  That being said, I, like all conservatives, want the best candidate to win the primary–the one with the most conservative values, the integrity to lead our Country, the courage to make the tough budget choices that are necessary to get us back on track and the one who can most likely beat the current leader of the Free World.

It is clear from the debates thus far that these candidates are unprepared for the questions asked, would rather destroy each other than talk about how Obama is destroying our Country and have developed a number of irritating mantras.  I know I’m not a political insider, nor am I a speech writer—but here are my suggestions on how to handle certain topics in the coming debates.

1.  IMMIGRATION:  If one more candidate talks about how they are an immigrant or their parents were immigrants or they have immigrant friends or anything in that light, I may have to duct tape my head to keep it from exploding.  We know that the US is a Country of immigrants–we also know that Conservatives want people to obey the law and come here LEGALLY.  We also know that people here illegally should be punished just as any other law breaker is punished.  And yes, Governor Perry, I get it that the law here in Texas is meant to possibly address one piece of the problem.  I don’t agree with it–but here is the answer to the question:

“The United States Government has failed Texas and the rest of the Nation by essentially ignoring the problem of illegal immigration.  The Federal Government should have limited roles–but one of those roles is to protect our borders and this President has done nothing to ensure that our borders are safe.  As President I will equip our Federal Law enforcement agencies with whatever is needed to prosecute those found here illegally and force them to follow the law like American citizens are required to do.  I will meet with the leaders of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and develop a plan with or without their cooperation to seal the Mexican border and demand that Mexico deal with its drug cartel and its border jumping problem.  I will make sure the world knows that America is a land of opportunity, open to all of those who would come here with the intent of following our laws or face the consequences if they don’t.  (and for you Gov. Perry I’d add)-As for the Texas law, this laws was drafted as a way to attempt to deal with the problem of children brought here by their law breaking parents.  It was a bill designed to afford those children, who have applied for citizenship, lived in Texas long enough to qualify, a chance to go to college at in-State rates.  Texans wouldn’t even have to think of devising such laws if the United States hadn’t failed us on this issue for so long.”

2.  SOCIAL SECURITY:  I do not care to hear anymore about what anyone “thinks” about social security or what “buzzwords” they have used to classify it.  I don’t want to hear about what Mitt’s book or Rick’s book or Ron Paul’s imaginary friend has said about it. Say this:

“Social Security has been broken for a long time.  Every election the candidates get in front of America and talk about how broken it is, how it will be bankrupt soon, how we have to fix it and blah, blah, blah.  No more.  The system isn’t broken because there is no system.  People paying into the alleged “system” now are simply funding those who are currently retired.  That is why it cannot work.  As life spans continue to increase and the Country continues to add people into the retirement age bracket, there is more and more money needed to fund it.  It was a good idea in principle but just like GM’s retirement plans that put the company on the ropes, it is a bad idea in practice.  So, what do we do?  We start treating it like an actual retirement plan.  We set up accounts for every American and allow them to either simply pay into the Government account or into a 401K type plan.  As for those who have already paid into it and those relying on it–we have to fund it.  If that means that we have to cut some of the money going to worthless agencies like the NEA or the EPA, then we cut there, but we take care of the problem we created by honoring our committment to those who have paid into the system, pull the band-aid off and start fresh from January 20, 2012 forward.”

3.  UNEMPLOYMENT:  Unemployment is the highest it has been since the Carter Administration.  Not really a surprise there since this President makes Carter seem competent.  Yes, Texas has been doing well–so stop attacking Rick Perry and minimizing his role in the Texas economy.  Mr. Santorum–stop being a jerk.  Stop talking about courage when you spend the entire debates attacking the front-runners.  It does not take courage to attack your opponents, it takes courage to tell us what you really stand for and why that is better than what we have.  Try this:

“Americans know that the only affect the Federal Government can have on job creation is to hinder it.  The Government does not make a product and sell it.  It takes money from products we sell and gives it away.  Not a strategy for a successful business.  As President I will clean house on government regulations and taxes designed to hinder job growth and stand in the way of job creation.  I will work with Congress to lower corporate taxes or eliminate them so that our companies can compete with the corporations around the globe.  I will not take President Obama’s route of reactionary policy by stopping all drilling because of an accident on one site.  If our Steel Industry or chemical Industry shut down every time a worker was injured, we would have no industry at all.  I will leave it to the States like Alaska to decide whether their land is fit for drilling and exploration instead of avoiding the issue to satisfy the narrow-mindedness of the extreme political left.  The best thing the United States Government can do for unemployment is to allow the American worker and company owner to get back to work.  After all, Americans know how to create jobs–they just need the government to get the hell out-of-the-way.”

There is more but I fell the duct tape slipping so I better stop for now and let the blood pressure come down.

One final word for Michelle Bachman.  Ms. Bachman:  I like your views on America.  I like your conservatism.  I understand your position on the HPV vaccination and I agree that Governor Perry was wrong–hilariously, he agrees he was wrong too.  Enough on that topic–let it go.  Get back to talking about you and how our current President is such a dope instead of harping over and over on a subject that simply is not that exciting any more.

Okay–now I’m done for tonight.

-Murphy

An Apology To My Grandkids

September 27, 2011

Last week I was traveling to Austin from Houston on Highway 71 and passed through Bastrop, Texas.  As you may know, a few weeks ago the scene in Bastrop was what you see above and 71 was closed.  As I passed through I could see burned landscape and numerous trees that were clearly dead from the heat around them as leaves were completely brown (and for you Northerners–that doesn’t happen in Texas until November).  I could smell through my air conditioning unit the distinct odor of ashes and burned wood.  It is an unbelievable tragedy.  The fact that “our” President waited so long to declare these areas a Federal Emergency is a sad commentary on his juvenile attitude towards Texas in general.  I pray for those who lost their homes (hundreds of them) and anyone who may have been injured in this horrific event.

As I drove through and smelled the burning remains of Bastrop County I wondered if Americans could smell the odor of burnt ash in other parts of the Country.  I wondered if the smell of burning money could be identified in our air emanating from Washington DC.

I imagine that this smell would be different from the burning wood smell.  Although it would clearly contain the scent of burning paper and ink, I imagine it would also have the smell of lost opportunities for the future generations of our Country.  I imagine it smells like the hope of going to college, owning a home, providing for your family and living in peaceful freedom all being burned to the ground. 

Believe me, I wish I could attribute that smell to the Obama administration and liberal Democrats only–but it isn’t all their fault.  Sure, liberals believe (which is clear from Obama’s latest proposal) that money you and I earn doesn’t really belong to us.  Liberals believe that if you work 40-80 hours a week, save your money and provide for your family, you also have a duty to help the rest of society that refuses to do the same.  Further, and worse, liberals believe that money you earn should be given to the smarter, better Government to redistribute as it sees fit for the “betterment” of society.  After all–it is only “fair.”   

But as I said, there is plenty of fault to go around for our current situation.  President George W. Bush, a person I have the utmost respect for, expanded entitlement programs during a time of war which took our deficit from a negative number to over $450 billion.  Most of the spending was military, but there was also the prescription drug program, expansion of Medicare and Medicaid among others.  Then there was the bailouts of 2008-which began with Bush and continued through Obama.

Obama on the other hand took a $450 billion deficit in 2008 and turned it into a $1.4 trillion deficit by the end of 2009.  For you math wizards, that is $990 billion in ONE YEAR.  It has spiraled out of control since then to a point now where our deficit is over $3.7 trillion and counting.   Smell it burning?

I credit the Tea Party for trying very hard since 2009 to bring this to the attention of Americans.  The problem is that many of us simply don’t care or don’t understand it.  Everyone lives in the moment.  Sure, you can still go to the store and afford milk and bread.  You can usually afford to fill up your car with gas.  Because of the sluggish economy the prices of many things have not gone up dramatically.  You can see a movie, purchase an IPhone and go about living YOUR life without really appreciating or worrying about a over-the-head concept such as National Deficits and National Debts. 

But while we are living our quiet lives, the Country is on fire and not enough people are declaring a National Emergency.  It is amazing to realize that the fate of our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren currently resides in the hands of one president, 100 senators and 435 representatives.  536 people will determine whether or not our Grandkids live in a free Country.

Think I’m being overly dramatic?  Money may not buy happiness-but the lack of money results in enslavement.  The more the US takes from our pockets, the tighter the shackles are twisted on our necks and hands.    The more our deficit grows, the more the Government will need to pay for it.  The current administration has spent money it doesn’t have and is now asking for even more. 

We have not done enough.  As citizens, voting is a primary way of voicing our opinions and our beliefs, but it is not enough.  We must be diligent in doing what we can NOW to stop the out of control fire burning away our future.

I want to take this opportunity to immortalize my apology to my kids and grandkids.  I am sorry that I did not do enough and that none of us did enough to stop our Government from destroying your Country.  I am sorry that your future has been harmed by the omissions of your grandfathers and grandmothers.  I am sorry that we were not bold enough to think beyond the present and act, as our founding fathers did, for the future of all Americans, both the present and the future generations to come. 

I promise to try to do more in the coming months to dramatically change the current leadership in our Nation and put leaders in place that have integrity, that care about America, that care about Americans, that put duty and loyalty to the service of our Nation above personal desires and love of fame and power, and who will make the tough choices to end entitlements and wasteful agencies and departments in order to cut spending, reduce taxes and save our Nation.

I am fearful of our current Government.  I am fearful of what they can do and what they are willing to sacrifice in the quest for power and control.  A famous American once said this:

I promise to work to make the government fear the people again and stop the stench of burning money from the halls of Washington, D.C.  I pray we succeed.

To the reader–are you fearful, do you smell the fire–get involved to stop it.

-Murphy

“Democrats Gaining Ground” and Other Ridiculous Notions

October 5, 2010

Despite a report today on Gallup that Republicans will likely win big next month, despite weeks of poll numbers showing Democrats losing in numerous races across the Country in National, State and Local elections, despite all of that data and the common sense of every living person in the Nation, I was stunned to open my home page at msn.com this morning to find an article making the claim that Democrats are gaining ground in various polls.

Let’s review the tactics to win this election by the Democrats since March:

1.  Republican’s ideas are the same as Bush’s ideas and those are the “failed policies of the past.”

2.  Republicans are desperately trying to demonize the President because he is decisive and is bringing about change that is good for our Nation.

3.  Republicans are racists.

4. Republicans have given in to the fringe right of the Tea Party and want to take us back to the age of slavery, put women back in the home, outlaw abortion and feed their rich friends while stomping on the poor.

5.  Republicans are racists.

6.  The economy is Bush’s fault, who was a Republican, and but for Obama, we would be way worse off–like way, way.

7.  Republicans are elitists, bigots, homophobes and oh yeah, racists.

and now….

8.  Democrats are gaining ground and Fox News has been falsely hyping Republican victories, which are way over-exaggerated–like way, way.

This is the most amusing tactic yet.  Instead of telling America why Democrat philosophy is better for us than Republican philosophy, or telling us what their plan is for actually fixing the economy–they are simply trying to smoke screen the truth–yet again.  Unfortunately for Democrats, the truth is all to evident in this new information age with easy access to Rasmussen polls and Gallup polls online.  Sorry, Democrats, but you are still losing.

The idea that Democrats might actually not lose a tremendous number of incumbents in November is about as true as the following metaphorically similar statements (you may notice each of these came from the same person–can you guess who?):

1.  The Health Care Bill Will Not Increase The Deficit By One Dime. (thank goodness)

2.  The Healthcare Package Will Pay For Itself. (that’s cool–so it’s like installing better windows for your house–so that in say 500 years, you will have made up the cost in the tiny savings each month in your electric bill–okay, great)

3.  We Have Run Out of Places in The US to Drill For Oil.  (I figured all of those oil rigs in West Texas were just landscape art–I knew it)

4.  I Will Not Rest Until The BP Oil Spill Stops.  (I thought he looked really tired when he played golf those um, 7 times).

5. I Have Visited All 57 States.  (So, I called Continental Airlines and asked for their flight routes to the other 7 States and they said I was crazy–Thank Goodness they are merging with United–hopefully they have routes to those places.)

6. My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church. (I guess my church isn’t a Christian church after all–my heavens, what have I been worshiping!!!!????!!!)

Seriously!

-Murphy

250,000 HITS! Can it Be?

July 27, 2009

Kids:    Mr. President, did you hear that Murphy Klasing’s Conservative Blog has over 250,000 hits now in less than a year and a half?

Hussein:  WHAT?!  No way!   Now listen children, let me tell you a story about Mr. Klasing.

Kids:  Okay, we love him–he takes real life stories about stupid liberal ideas and shows how ridiculous they are with satire and exaggeration–but some people think he is kind of crazy.

Hussein:  Well, first of all, he is a conservative or radical or right-winger as we like to say in the White House and as such he is automatically a racist, a bigot, a homophobe and an intolerant dummy–in fact I would say that oftentimes he acts stupidly.

Kids:  You mean like that mean white cop you told us about in the first story?

Hussein:  Exactly–all white cops that arrest minorites act stupidly and all conservatives often times act stupidly as well.  Let me show you what I mean…

Hussein:  In this story living in a plush castle paid for by decades of nasty things we call “profits” and “earnings,”  the evil white conservative lived and provided for his family by working real hard and never taking any of the help the government was trying to offer him.

Kids:  Boooooooo!

Hussein: (to M’chel quietly):  See how easy they are to manipulate.

Hussein:  So anyway kids, the evil conservative saw that the Good King, lets call him “Obbie” was trying to take all of the evil profits away and turn the land into a land of equality and good health care for all and he began to fight King Obbie.  The evil conservative began to do bad bad things.

Kids:  Like what?

Hussein:  Like participate in illegal tea parties and participate in conservative talk radio and worst yet—express his views in a public Blog!

Kids:  What is a blog?

Hussein:  It’s something that soon I’ll make sure doesn’t exist–but that is something for my third or fourth term.  Anyway, back to the story.  So the Evil Conservative continued to fight and the Good King Obbie became sad because a solider of the Evil One–Commander Rasmussen was telling everyone that the Good King wasn’t as well liked as he used to be.  So…

(telepromter quits working)

Hussein:  So…, um so….

Kids:  So what?  PLease tell us!!!

Hussein:  So…um…well…um…The Good King killed the stupid Evil Conservative and the world was all better-The End!

Kids:  That story sucked about as much as your Health Care Bill does!

Hussein:  Curse you Conservative Bloggers!

-Murphy

-Thanks to all who have visited and made this Blog a place to stop by–After I spend a few more days catching Bass in the unemployed State of Michigan, I’ll come back and blog some more.  Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Axelrod Says Tea Party is Unhealthy–Are you Feeling Sick Yet?

April 20, 2009

Leave it to CNN to continue to find ways of interviewing biased individuals who will fall into step and say that the Tea Parties were irrelevant, a joke, mean-spirited, insane, extremist–and now they are trying “unhealthy.”

Senior White House advisor David Axelrod says that the protests are un “unhealthy reaction.”

So I started wondering–have people become less healthy since the parties?  I have decided to take to the streets and find out.  The last thing I wanted was to make anyone sick.  I also wondered if protesting in general might make someone unhealthy.

So first, let’s check in with those who protested against the Tea Parties–you know the protestors of the protestor.  Here is the Houston anti-Tea Party group:

Hmmmmm..well, this person certainly seems depressed–but I think her health is okay.  Maybe this is a bad example.

Let’s check in with a Code Pink protest:

Well, obviously protesting in this form has two unhealthy effects.  It causes people to over-capitalize their words and it has allowed some poor person to believe that red purses match pink dresses–yeesh!  So here is “some” evidence of unhealthy effects.

How about Global Warming protests:

Yikes–this protest turned a human street dweller into a half-polar bear half person.  That is definitely unhealthy.

Although this protest is kind of cute.  And then there is the protest against bankers:

That seems unhealthy–and weird.

But what about the Tea Party protests?  Are they unhealthy?  Let’s look at a few:

 Cincinatti, Ohio

 

Orange County

 

San Francisco–really

 

Trussville, Alabama

 

Bethlehem, New Jersey

 

Orlando, Florida

houston-tea-party

Houston, Texas

Seems to me everyone looks pretty healthy–I mean except for the patriotism, the sense of community, the desire to make our Country a better place, the support of our troops and the willingness to speak out to stop the radical flow of government control and spending.  Except for that they seem healthy.

I think the only thing making anyone who attended these protests sick is the demeaning, childish comments coming from CNN reporters and members of the Democrat party who would rather belittle someone than take them seriously.  Well there is a cure for all of this unhealthy behavior.  Vote Conservative!

-Murphy

Tax Day Tea Party in Houston

April 17, 2009

Well the 15th has come and gone–the Tea Parties were a huge success.  Interestingly the next day the ratings for cable news came out and CNN was hardly even mentioned anywhere in the top 20.  I am thrilled to be a part of this grassroots movement.  Nancy Pelosi said it was an “astro-turf” movement–doesn’t she wish it was?

If you came out to any Tea Party–thank you for doing so and together let’s continue to fight against the ridiculous direction our government is taking our Nation.  I will be back next week with some fresh posts–but for now–at the request of some relatives I will leave you with these pieces of my speech here in Houston.

God Bless and have a great weekend!

-Murphy