Thursday, March 4, 2010

Veterans and Energy Independence

Nice video and we learned about Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFP) which have been around since World War II and used by Hezbollah in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

Breaking News: The OIL has shifted under your feet!:
Here’s the stunning fact: since 2004, the largest exporter of oil to the United States is not Saudi Arabia; it’s Canada.

The Saudis aren’t even the second largest exporter of oil to America anymore; Mexico passed them in 2009. Moreover (and here’s the second moment): in 2009, for the first time ever, Canada exported more oil to the U.S. than all Persian Gulf nations put together.

So is the connection between oil and our enemy really those who support Iran exports?

Break our addiction? How about freeing up natural resources?

Or maybe go after those Environmental Lawsuits Rake in Billions for Lawyers?

Passing a Clean Energy Climate Plan? How about passing a Energy Independence Plan and save lives and save jobs at the same time.

Cut our dependence on foreign oil in half? Oh those Canadians are so mean.

Why not have a returning veteran explaining how he is finding a job and helping his new company implement cost savings via "green" initiatives and improving the company's bottom line (profit)?

Monday, March 1, 2010

2010 Populist Reckless Rhetoric

The recent wins in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts were made in no small part by candidates convincing independent voters of sound principled approaches of fixing their states problems and issues.

I recently listened to a primary debate hosted for the Kentucky 2010 elections and was somewhat taken aback by statements of eliminating government departments or agencies. This seems to be a growing 2010 election populist theme but may appear to be reckless rhetoric to a independent voter. Deja vu!

To an independent voter this should be taken as reckless rhetoric and with skepticism without a sound plan provided by the candidate. Some independents perceive this struggle as a teeter totter of their lone vote on one end and a 800 pound gorilla of lobbyist and special interests groups on the other. Insurmountable to say the least.

I would expect to see a simple, balanced and fair framework presented by any candidate that would propose such a task as eliminating a government department or agency. Perhaps something similar to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) is a good example of what independents know and understand.

Otherwise their rhetoric is no different than what we heard from our elected officials in the 2008 elections of making promises they could not keep.

Trust, but verify was a signature phrase of Ronald Reagan.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

How the MSM Portrays the Tea Party Movement

This is just another example how the Main Stream Media uses a ~1,500 worded article to describe the Tea Party Movement with their vocabulary of destruction:
-tax protester
-dark afterlife
-lone madman
-Tea Partier
-Tea Party terrorist
-Timothy McVeigh
-suicide mission
-warning signs
-The New World Order
-shadowy conspiracies
-White supremacists
-riled up
-Tea Partyism
-conspiracy theorists
-anti-government zealots
-9/11 truthers
-obsessed and deranged
-violent imagery
-militia group
-civil war

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Tea Party members generally support (1) limited government (2) free markets (3) individual liberty (4) a strong national defense. Can the MSM please add those to their vocabulary, please?

Now that your prepared, you might have guessed the writer as Frank Rich at the New York Times: The Axis of the Obsessed and Deranged.

May we ALL be vigilant in protecting our brand.