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Saturday, October 27, 2012

60th Rant: This election and the war on Coal

My friend Glen Brown had written a very interesting post which pretty much sums up this election and also the War on Coal. So good in fact, that just to keep it in the shadows is not right. Here it is (typos included)

ya know..I have been thinking... What is the use.. of green energy...and protecting the enviroment...if we are the only country that does it? seems to me to be a talking point that really has no basis.. most of the green energy thats talked nowhere near developed enough to really make a difference. Coal Moners have worked for decades in this country.. and helped keep this country moving. I think the War on Coal by the EPA is unfounded..and stupid.
As to the Election.. I think that alot of us are tired of promises.. tired of commercials.. and tired of working our butts off only to hand our money to the government. Social issues be damned. Obama is still the only president in US History to encounter a recession and NOT put a cap on fuel prices. Add that to outright lies..deceiving the American people, and doing his best to try to be a movie star rather than a president.. and that pretty much sums up everything. I'm not a big fan of Romney..but we have had 4 years of watching Obama sit in office and make decisions that have hurt our economy, driven costs of everything up.. and made it harder for the average american to survive. He screams he is for the middle can that be.. when he is regualting things so baddly..its non existant?

What Glen said is so very true indeed. Coal Miners have worked in America for decades and could keep this country moving. In fact, as one Herman Cain had said when he was running for President we have our own natural resources (coal, oil, natural gas) right here in the United States, but it does us no good just keeping it in the ground while letting the other resource-rich countries leap ahead of us in resource production.

With the exception of a few people, none of us had Mitt Romney as our first choice. In fact, he was my third choice behind Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. But ladies and gentlemen he is the ONLY choice we have if we want to get Obama OUT of office. We have 10 days to do whatever we can to make it happen, and right now it looks good for our side, with Gallup having Romney up 6 points among likely voters and tied with Obama among registered voters; Rasmussen Reports also has Romney up 4 points among likely voters. We need to do whatever we can to keep the edge going for Romney.

As I had mentioned many times in the past, Atlas is shrugging right now with the weight of the world he is bearing which Obama had added onto the past 4 years. Romney is the only one right now, October 27, 2012, to take some if not all of the weight off of Atlas and make it more manageable until the next election.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

59th Rant: More on this Presidential Election

I would like to start this rant by playing a wonderful video by Bill Whittle of PJTV:


What Whittle said is SO VERY TRUE. A vote for anyone BUT Romney this year IS a vote for Obama. IF you want Obama out of the office this year, then the only moral decision you have to make is to VOTE FOR ROMNEY. I had said this in many editorials on this very show (see editorials for October 6, September 29, September 8, August 11, June 23, March 31, and March 24 as well as the entire show for June 23) that a vote for a third party, a no vote, or a write-in vote IS a vote for Barack Obama and the destruction of America as we know it. As Andrew Breitbart had said at CPAC back in February of this year, “If you are not in favor of this candidate for whatever reason, more than shame on you. You’re on the other side!” In fact, let me play that clip, which is my motto for this election, for you.

Andrew Breitbart at CPAC – February, 2012

I said it before, and I will say it again: “IF we do not vote for Mitt Romney in November, then this WILL be our future during an Obama second term

(Video removed by user. find the audio at

I said it before, and I will say it again. As was mentioned by Joshua after the initial conquest of Canaan (found in the biblical book of Joshua 24:15) “[And] if it disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today who you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River; or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” That verse is also applicable today. If it is disagreeable in your sight to vote for Mitt Romney, choose for yourselves today who you will vote for; whether Obama who has led America into the hell it is in; or the other minor candidates who will only serve as a front for Obama this year; but as for me and Conservative Nation Radio, we will vote for Romney.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

58th Rant: The General Election and the Presidential Candidates

With the election 26 days away, I got my absentee ballot in the mail yesterday. Now I know who I will be voting for in the Presidential race so the debates will not be affecting that decision. HOWEVER, one thing did catch my eye. That being the number of candidates running for the President. I managed to save a copy of the General Election Ballot (and you can see what I have to vote for in northeast Lee County, Florida, HERE if you are interested) and on page 1 after the instructions in the left hand column I moved my eyes past the Romney/Ryan ticket and the Obama/Biden ticket (the two tickets which MATTER in this particular election as all others are a vote for Obama anyhow in my well-researched book) and just counted the other presidential tickets running. Here is what I had found out:
  1. Thomas Robert Stevens/Alden Link (OBJ) Objectivist Party
  2. Gary Johnson/James P. Gray (LBT) Libertarian Party; on ballots of all states except in Michigan and Oklahoma where its ballot access has been challenged. (515 Electoral)
  3. Virgil H. Goode Jr./James N. Clymer (CPF) Constitution Party; on ballots in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming - (257 Electoral) with write-in ballot access in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia (214 Electoral) for a total of 471 Electoral
  4. Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (GRE) Green Party; on ballots in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, DC, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin - (447 Electoral) with write-in ballot access in Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri (44 Electoral) for a total of 491 Electoral
  5. Andre Barnett/Kenneth Cross (REF) Reform Party USA
  6. Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (SOC) Socialist Party USA
  7. Peta Lindsay/Yari Osorio (PSL) Party for Socialism and Liberation
  8. Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan (PFP) Peace and Freedom Party
  9. Tom Hoefling/Jonathan D. Ellis (AIP) American Independent Party
  10. Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (JPF) Justice Party; on ballots in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington - (152 Electoral) with write-in ballot access in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, DC (175 Electoral) for a total of 327 Electoral (It is interesting to note also that The Justice Party is a new party that was formed on December 13, 2011)
  11. Write-in
That’s right there is 24 people (plus whoever others want if the write-in candidate is counted) that are out to divide the vote just on the Florida ballot ALONE. I am sure in other states there are many others who I had not mentioned. Like I said in earlier rants (see Rants 33, 34, 45 and 53) this year, this election is WAY TOO IMPORTANT to waste it on the crumb bums and the shoe clerks (credit to ESPN’s World Series of Poker commentator Norman Chad) that are running for other parties.
The ten tickets I mentioned above are spoiler candidates, with Gary Johnson being a spoil sport because he dropped out of the Republican Presidential Nomination. To me object #1 is and always has been to evict Barack Obama out of the PEOPLE’S White House, and in my mind (as well as the mind of many others) Mitt Romney is the man to do the job. Object #2 this election is to give Mitt Romney a Republican House and Senate to do the job with. I will get to that in another rant.
It is also interesting to note that of the 10 third party tickets which have formal access to ballots or who have write-in access, only 5 of them have access to 270 or more electoral votes according to my research. The other 5 third party tickets either have no access to 270 electoral votes or do not wish to publicize just which ballots they are on. What are those other 5 hiding? We will never know unless they decide to open up.
Bottom line is there are too many tickets running for President, and seeing 12 tickets on my absentee ballot this year kind of reminds me of the Republican Presidential Primary when there were 10 people running. There should be SOME way to coalesce the other third-party tickets, especially since many of them think and feel the same way anyhow.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

57th Rant: What really matters to Obama

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I have a feeling the pic below is worth a thousand MILLION words:


Need I say any more? The above pic is why we should do the following in November:



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Saturday, October 06, 2012

56th Rant: The battle for America the next month (#WAR and #ThisMeansWAR)

In the Own Your Narrative at the Own The Narrative Network group yesterday, I came across this wonderful post by Bill LaRussa Jr. (aka Titan92 on Own The Narrative and @TonyKatzMane on Twitter):
OK, so quick thing (Alright, maybe not so quick - TWSS):
I was LITERALLY outraged when when I clicked on Drudge in the wee hrs of the morning to see that "Wow, only 114K jobs added in September. Maybe the Unemp rate even went up a tad to 8.2%." Then the outrage started when the # reported was an impossible 7.8%. "How absolutely fucking convenient" I howled to Texas or Busted on a skype call. Not even 2 g-damn days after Obama gets publicly humiliated in front of 70M people at debate, now he can change the subject for the weekend (and likely any momentum) while his sycophants in the media trump up this fraudulent (Yes, I said it, FRAUDULENT) stat to shepherd the 10-20% Idiocracy portion of the voting public.
Now, y'all that know me well enuf know that I was one of the earliest supporters of Mitt Romney during the primary season (around Oct 2011). I stood my ground against all comers & made my arguments - and pissed the shit out of a # of fellow conservatives/libertarians too. But to me it was worth it. Why? Not to sound hokey, but I believed in this guy when most conservatives - and almost all activist ones - did not. I believed then & I believe even more now after Wed debate that Mitt Romney was meant for us as President at this moment in time. I'll spare y'all the laundry list of reasons, but I still believe them. He's even grown as candidate since the primaries.
("Titan, will you get to the effing point already?" Okay, I will.) Having said all this, I had my biggest moment of doubt about Mitt's chances of victory minutes before I clicked offline & finally went to catch some zzzz. My crisis-of-confidence moment now barely a month away from election day, when the rubber finally meets the road. Thinking (and texting to 2 political buddies) "You know, maybe this country really cant handle this whole self-governing experiment. These Chicago political M-fers on the other side will just win no matter how they can win, truth & evidence be damned. Screw it all. Blah blah blah blah blah."
Then I read a story posted by one of my best amigas on the Internets, Karen Siegemund (who I hope I get to some day meet in the real world. Chat her up, she's good people - even for a Blue Stater :)). My random response to the story - about Obama team taking a woman @ Paul Ryan town hall out of context with her question & Paul's subsequent response (Yeah, imagine that!) was "#WAR, Karen." In that moment I was snapped back to reality of what's in front of us: 32 days to get this won & the way to combat these BS tactics by the Chicago Thuggery campaign is by channeling the Late Andrew Breitbart (God rest his soul.). Hell I have his damn pic as my freaking avatar. Give up? HELL NO. 32 days to go & everything we do to help turn out BH Obama should be with one Breitbart quote in mind: WAR! Concede no point to the other side. WAR! Don't even refer to BS manipulated statistics like the reported unemp rate, but state that there are over 24 million people out of work & millions of others working shitty part-time jobs because they have to. WAR! Accuse Mitt Romney of lying during the debate, while your own spokeslady Stephanie Cutter basically concedes Obama lied about the $5T Romney tax cut. WAR!
You see the point. I'm snapped back into it. Hope everyone will be in the foxhole with me for 32 more days, because the tough part hasn't even started yet.
What Titan said is oh so very true. We are 31 days away from the election, and we have not even gotten through the toughest part yet. In the words of John Paul Jones, we “have not yet begun to fight!” This election is WAY TOO IMPORTANT to just give up now. We must continue to press ahead if we must endure.
Titan had used the famous quote #WAR in his speech. Let me play the clip from CPAC in February 2012 where Andrew Breitbart spoke those famous words which I use as my motto for this election.
That is right ladies and gentlemen, if you are not behind Mitt Romney right now, Saturday October 6, then more than shame on you because you are on the other side. And to expand on Breitbart’s famous quote #WAR, I will go on to say that #ThisMeansWAR. And here is what I mean:
So for all of you who are voting for Barack Obama or any of the irrelevant third party candidates who want a fight, you got more than that. You just got a
Yes that is right you liberals, you Occupy sycophants, you third party HACKS, my declaration to you is #ThisMeansWAR!
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