Monday, March 28, 2011

Liberal Hypocrisy

Little known fact, my official retirement date from the Army is September 1, 2001. Ten days latter scum bag Muslim Extremists attacked our country and a lot of my friends went to war because of it, not all returned. I tried to go back into the Army but once your retirement is final there is no going back. My desire to return was not because I like war (I have been to war, I have no illusions about it) but because I love my country, and more important, I loved my brothers who were about to go back and felt my place was with them. What does this have to do with the title, nothing, I just wanted to give you some perspective on where I am coming from, so let’s get to it shall we. In 2001 or country was attacked, we all know that or should, our president at the time took his case to congress, they had all the same documentation that the president had and came to the same conclusion, Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and presented a clear and present danger to the US of A. Most of them voted for war. That includes Pelosi, Reed, Biden, and the late king of hypocrisy Kennedy, and when the war became unpopular the liberal media crucified President Bush. We also heard things like before I voted for it I voted against it, or we assumed he had an exit strategy. I can tell you what an exit strategy is win the damn thing then walk away with your head held high. We have now “invaded” another country, Libya for those of you who do not watch the news. And no permission was given by the congress. Ok civics lesson, according the constitution of the United States of America, (that’s us) Congress is a separate but co-equal branch of government and only congress can authorize the war powers act, but this president did not go to congress, he went to the UN, France, and the Arab League of Nations. But wait I don’t remember seeing any of those names printed in the Constitution, so why isn’t the press all over this, well hell read the title. During the height of the Iraq war when we were paying $4.00 dollars a gallon for gas the liberal media was calling for the head of then President Bush, “he is in bed with the oil companies they all shouted”, “we have to become independent of foreign oil”. Well here we are again, only now the current president says “go green” no more foreign oil, we need wind, solar, and hell who knows what else, oh I know, we can hook our power up to tread mills, out in our organic gardens (that one’s for you Michele) and we could run on it for part of the day to charge batteries that will provide power while we harvest our organic supper. Well if that is who he is then fine, but then tell my why he just offered to help set up drilling off the coast of Brazil, can’t be, you say, oh yea I say. So here is where he stands, he shuts down production in the US, pays for it in Brazil, then tells us we need independence from foreign oil. Do you know in which country the largest deposits of crude oil and natural gas can be found? Well if you said the US then bingo. So again where is the liberal media on this one, well you know. The fact is everything this clown does he gets a pass on, because he is the one they chose to lead us into the Promised Land, and they can’t admit they made a mistake, because to do that would require them to acknowledge that Bush was not as bad as they made him out to be. I am not going to sit here and tell you I have a problem with the invasion of Libya; yes dear readers no matter how they spin it, or whether or not they put boots on the ground, Libya is a solvent nation and we and the other members of the coalition invaded it. But as I stated I am ok with that, my problem is this, don’t serve me hotdogs and try to convince me I am eating steak, just tell me what you are doing, I know what you are thinking what the heck is Rick Rambling on about now (shameless plug for my blog name). OK I will break it down, we “say” we went in to establish a no fly zone to prevent the slaughter of Libyan people by the national air force, then why are we bombing Infantry and Armor units. Here are the facts when crazy guy Kaddafi used his air force he was pounding back the rebel forces, now the rebel’s are using the coalition air power to lead the fight and they are pounding back the Libyan army, we are using them as our boots on the ground. Again I am ok with that, but just say that, tell the truth and let the voters decide, take a stand. One more thing, we know that per-capita Libya sent more people to kill Americans in Iraq than any other country in the Middle East, so shouldn’t we at least be sure we are supporting a rebellion that may be of benefit to us, I mean are we protecting people that have murdered American heroes? One last thought; by our illustrious presidents reasoning on why we are in Libya are we also going into Syria, and what about Darfur, they have been eradicating Christians there for years and we do nothing about it and the press never mentions it; hypocrisy, I say yes. Oh yea, could someone ask Obocrsy when we are going to Yemen, I almost forgot that one.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What would FDR do????

Jim DeMint (R-SC) says there should be no collective bargaining for government employees, wow, very bold stand, and I say bravo Jim. Yea I know what some of your thinking. “We need to protect the American worker” “how could you be against the worker” “you are a racist, intolerant, homo-fobe” (that last one is the liberal go too) everyone that disagrees with them gets that title, just trust me on this one.

Ok before you get your knickers in a bunch let me tell you why I agree with Mr. DeMint. First and foremost there is a big difference between private sector unions and public sector unions. First and this is big; when private sector unions come to the table to collectively bargain for their members there are a lot of things they must consider, not all of it has to do with the membership, for one thing they are bound to help keep a company solvent, why? Because if the company goes under then all the negotiation in the world won’t help the employees, makes sense, right?

So there is a lot of incentive to do what is best for the employee while making concessions that also benefit the company, here in reality world we call that a win, win.

Ok let me hit the pause button here for a sec, I know some of you are thinking that I am just pro business and don’t care about the common worker, well you’re wrong, I like to think I am a common worker, yes I make a good wage, but it did not happen overnight, I worked hard for 20 years in the Army, then I worked hard at my own business, now I work hard as a safety professional, I will be 50 this year and I got to where I am because I worked hard,(are you catching the theme here) nothing was ever handed to me, nor have I ever asked for anything but the chance to prove myself. Look; I think anyone doing a fair job should be paid a fair wage, and I don’t begrudge anyone for working their way into the millionaire ranks, I do really, really, really wish I could join them. (Another theme there did you catch it?) Anyway where was I, oh yea, fair wage for fair work, I do believe that the market place should dictate what that wage should be, you see, and try to stay with me, when you work you are selling your labor, the more you are worth the more you’ll make, in addition there is this thing called, supply and demand, which allows market place to dictate what a job is worth, more demand, higher pay, sounds simple to me.

Now back to collective bargaining; I am not against it, I have no problem when employees get together nominate a representative to collectively bargain on their behalf, but keep it centralized within your own company, why does it have to be an outsider or a corporate size union doing it? Just look at the auto industry and what the UAW has done, they have collective bargained factories out of union states and into right to work states, no unions there just fair wages for fair work, or worse, out of the country. Does anyone not find it ironic that foreign car manufactures are setting up shop in southern “right to work” states, while American car makers are moving operations to Canada and Brazil. And let me ask you this; if being in a union is such a great deal then why does it have to be mandatory, I mean if it is sooooo good wouldn’t everyone want to join.

So back to public sector unions; what do I have a problem with, just this, they do not have to do what is best for the worker and the company, why pray tell, because it is taxpayer money, it has no bottom, it won’t run dry, well maybe not. It is one thing when you negotiate with a company that deals in profit and loss, it is another when you negotiate with taxpayer dollars, that is not subject to profit and loss, you just continue to drain those in the private sector, and taxes go up, and fewer jobs are created and, well you know the rest just look around at what’s going on in our country.

You know I think it’s great how Dem’s and Liberals love to bloviate on the greatest Democratic President of the 20th century “FDR” sometimes referd to as the Paton Saint of the American Labor movement, I wonder what he would have to say about public sector unions, oh wait, I have it right here. "...

Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations ... The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for ... officials ... to bind the employer ... The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives ...

"Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of government employees. Upon employees in the federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people ... This obligation is paramount ... A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent ... to prevent or obstruct ... Government ... Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government ... is unthinkable and intolerable."

Wow that just about says it all, does it not? So before we run out into the streets with our grass roots movement supported by corporate money provided by George Soros let’s read, and dare I say, heed the words of the great one, yea I am gloating just a little, why? Because what argument are you going to use now……..