Monday, September 3, 2012

Obama Knows Who Loves Him Most

President Obama recently commented during an interview that he wanted to be at home at 6:30 in the evening with his family and I get it. If the the people that elected you once idolized you and their minds are changing it makes perfect sense that one would retreat back to the ones that have to love him. My family thinks I'm pretty great too but they also understand when work requires a little more and my work only affects them not their friends and families!

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Network Convention Cams Selective Recording

I think it is safe to say that in situations where large groups of people are gathered it's not uncommon to find a few troublemakers in the crowd and I would never suggest that this is appropriate but it does seem to be the norm especially in a society filled with so many ignorant people. It was my intention to ignore the story about the camera person who had peanuts thrown at them and some sort of feeding the animal comment but the more I read reports of the incident the more I am puzzled at why a professional camera person did not have footage. I find it a bit troubling that this would be a news story that involved a professional camera person while doing their job without the footage (not even spectator cell phone footage). Since I know there is usually more than one side to a story, I just don't get it! This story has gotten more attention than the journalists that were beaten at a red light in Norfolk, Virginia recently and that case included some debate but this case involved a camera person with no footage and some idiots. Why is this such a big story while others are ignored?  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Romney And Obama With Number 2 Pencils

One convention down, one more to go! Am I better off than I was 4 years ago? Absolutely not, I have a great big headache from listening to all the garbage related to campaigns. Most recently, I just finished watching an interview with David Axelrod who had plenty to say but did it without answering a single question. This is becoming the norm as I watch more and more of these suits on television talking up their candidates and the candidates themselves. I think this automatically puts Romney at a disadvantage because in presidential elections it could be argued that the best talker wins, if I justify the need for likeability numbers. Now here is a problem I think I can solve! If the election results in the best talker winning lets stop voting. Sounds crazy but I might have a solution for choosing the best man/woman for the job. Instead of a vote, we can have the parties select an equal amount of questions to be placed on a test to be taken by the chosen candidates. This eliminates the need for all the money spending, headache inducing campaigning and we put the smartest of the candidates in office. No president will ever satisfy all Americans but in a situation like this all Americans can feel like one was smarter than the other and this is the person in office.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Romney Thinks Solutions

I've seen several stories online that suggest Mitt Romney is a bit foolish asking where the water came from while visiting Louisiana. It seems with the options of rain, rivers, and ocean that this is a perfectly good question from someone that might be considering or thinking about solutions to a recurring problem in the region. Why wouldn't someone who cared ask questions related to issues and solutions? I'm offended that I've read a story on this topic more than once and this suggests that some might be completely ignorant to how problems are solved or feel the need to promote stupidity. I hope the most recent presidency has not dumbed down some Americans to the point where we don't solve problems and we only maintain them or make them worse.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Power In The People Not The Party

As I watched the convention coverage with my wife I couldn't help but think that a large amount of time is wasted and money spent. I understand that it's a step in the larger process but I think that it mostly provides ammunition for the other side. Sure it helps to rally and excite the public with the hope that they will spread the word and find more votes but it seems a bit silly knowing that these are the folks who already want to give you their vote. The media following this convention seems to focus on how successful the convention was with people who already supported! I have never really given the convention much of my time and as I watched the most recent one I remember a time when I was a whole lot younger and I was fortunate enough to spend some time with my grandfather. My grandfather took me to the barbershop and as I sat there with all the adult men and listened to their conversation about the local politics and upcoming elections the subject of all their focus and exciting new words I was learning walked right in. He wasn't there for a cut but he was there because of the potential votes and the need to gain more support based on issues. He sat there and talked with the adults and allowed them all to voice concerns and issues that meant something to each of them and responded. I don't think he won a whole lots of votes in the barbershop but he did earn respect and gained a better understanding of the needs of the people who were affected most by the choices that politicians make. 
I have never really thought about that experience until watching this convention and I think a politicians time could be better spent in the streets with the people. I know one man could never speak with everyone but the power of the people is with the people so if one were to put him/herself in direct contact with the people I think these people would be a better ally for their cause than the ones at the big party! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm Back!

Lately life has kept me busy and unable to post but as the elections begin to heat up I'm realizing that life is much bigger than what I do every day. I might not change the world but if my life prevents me from posting it should also be the reason why I post! I'm recommitting to my idea of sharing some common sense thoughts and maybe some brilliant ideas and I hope somebody in America will read and perhaps think about their choices and decisions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Obama Is Above The Rules

Is Obama the King of America? Are the laws and rules meant for all others?

Public Law 107-155  It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election from a person who is located in a room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States. It shall be unlawful for an individual who is an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President, Vice President, and Members of Congress, to solicit a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election, while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States, from any person.

Below is a link to video evidence that clearly shows Obama breaking this rule since there is another video showing Obama in this same room of the White House conducting Presidential business.

Personally this would not bother me and I would call him a cheater but when you address the rules in your previous campaign and then break the rules it really says that you think you are above the rules!

Can A Business Owner Own A Business?

I read a story yesterday related to a lawsuit filed by a young woman whom was fired for refusing to remove her religion related headscarf (hijab) while on the job. My thoughts related to this make me wonder if a company truly has the right to run their company the way they would like. I sympathize with the woman but at the same time I believe there is more at stake here than ones religious beliefs. When one creates a company many things are considered and often these are related to a company image. Logos, business cards, commercials, dress codes (uniforms), jingles/slogans, and location are just a few of the things that are considered and cost big dollars by the business owner in creating a company image. These things also relate to the consumers the business might want to appeal to. If a company cannot run a business without a lawsuit related to the image that they wish to portray then is it really I privately owned company? I just don't get it because in America we do have choices and I am convinced that employment could have been found to accommodate her religious beliefs. If this lawsuit is they way it goes then maybe business owners do not truly own the controlling interest in their companies.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Why Obama Announces Troop Withdrawals

Why would Obama announce troop withdrawals from Afghanistan? He can't send an email with our war itinerary to the Taliban running all over the country, duh! At least while announcing this on television during the good shows (The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance) he can give the Taliban our war schedule while keeping a promise he made at the end of 2009.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Michelle Obama Wants More Time

Talking to ABC News Michelle Obama says, she wants more time to continue her work. "I love the job, I do. I love people and I like having a positive impact." She wants more time for her job, what does that mean? I am aware that she has a few issues that she has taken on during her stay at the White House and I am sure she is passionate about them but to need four more years says alot about her motivation. I fail to see how four more years in Washington will help her causes. I think anything she does for any issue can be done anywhere if the issue is her motivation. From the outside looking in I would think that being out of the White House would allow her more time and freedom to commit to these issues on a larger basis. She is a celebrity and this is the most valuable tool for any issue or charity so to say that she needs four more years in the White House for her issues is blowing smoke. Don't tell me a story to make it sound better, I'd love jet-setting on someone elses dollar too!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Unemployment & Unions Problem Solved

In America there is an unemployment problem and many think these numbers will continue to rise. I decided tonight I would put some thought to this issue and see if I could come up with a simple solution. While considering the issue of unemployment I had to consider unions in my thoughts and very quickly a light bulb went off in my head! Unions have served a purpose in America but their time has expired, I think that this is where we could look to solve some unemployment problems.
Businesses that employ union workers should let the contracts run out and tell these employees to buzz off, sorry about your luck! These employers could then hire from the unemployment pool (reducing unemployment) and get some good workers that appreciate jobs. Not that the union workers didn't but they did take advantage of their employment. Most would say that this would create more unemployment but I disagree because when employers can pay a reasonable wage then more workers would be hired. Any business that is not being strong-armed by the employees and unions can afford to hire more. Problem solved!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is It The Pledge of Allegiance?

When I was young the pledge of allegiance was said in school every morning before class. When I think back on it now, the words were probably the least important part of the practice. This was more than a pledge of words it was for a few short moments everyday, an opportunity for me and my classmates to unite as one, Americans. The class would rise, cover their hearts and pledge together as a group. The meaning of the moment is much stronger in my mind than the words. If a network that airs programs for Americans in America feels the need to edit out a portion of many peoples American experience because of the words,"one nation under god", then maybe the network should edit their bank account that holds all the money with the phrase,"in god we trust"! I'm sure there is more than a few Americans that would gladly help take that off their hands and wouldn't be afraid of a few words that only represent one part of what makes America great!

Friday, June 17, 2011



A. Weiner Goes Down

A. Weiner told lies and was unable to focus on the job he was elected to do, he resisted going down and this is probably the norm in Washington. The act was not as troubling as the lies and his inability to focus and perform but finally an issue in Washington is resolved. A. Weiner goes down after being beaten by the press and meeting with his wife. Finally, something I can relate to coming out of Washington. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama Got Jokes

  Obama's job is to represent all Americans as President of the United States, Comander in Chief and his job does not include laughing at or making fun of situations that involve Americans who are affected by his actions and words. His stimulus plan may have included shovel ready jobs but the joke was truly on us and we should have been shovel ready for all the bullsh*t we have been given to shovel.Why would Americans be offended by a comedian telling jokes that may or may not be funny? It really doesn't matter and who cares when his job is to be offensive. I'm just thinking maybe it's time that we are offended by the issues that really matter!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rehab For Only One Washington Weiner?

  Weiner feels the need to go to rehab for sending dirty pictures and messages on his phone but not the need to resign from his position in Washington. This seems a bit strange to me and it proves that he lacks the comprehension to represent any logical and sane Americans in Washington. Electronic flirty relationships go on all the time and some say it is the new norm (estimates as high as 1 in 5 relationships begin this way) but as far as I'm concerned this makes him a horrible husband and I could care less. My problem is his abilty to lie and present this as a crime against him. If I were to report a crime as a crime that did not happen in order to protect my image or or reputation I could and would be subject to criminal charges. Does he not understand what he did on the phone made him a lousy husband but what he did on the tv at the podium made him a lousy representative. I was thinking if they had rehab for lousy politicians then Washington would probably be pretty empty!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Parties In Washingon, D.C.

  Just a thought but when I think of a party I think of heavy drinking and loud music. Is this whats going on with the parties in Washington? How come were all working hard and they're partying? Knowing that election time is coming up I have these sorts of thoughts and I have come to the conclusion that anyone's neighbor in America is more like me and someone I'd rather elect than the these hung-over party fools!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Washington D.C. White House Landlords

  If Americans elect the President and put him in the White House, doesn't that make us landlords or property owners? As property owners it is in ones best interest to protect such a large investment and in many cases what would be our largest asset. If this were the reality and our tenant were not protecting our property (United States) we would be fools not to evict the tenant. Just a thought!