Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I Had A Dream

I don't wish Vice President Dick Cheney to have health problems, but the truth is that he has some heart issues. I do hope he's ok but since he's had these issues for so long they actually led to a daydream on my part.....

It was 2004 and I was in Laredo seeing some clients. During some of the usual chit-chat a client asked me who I thought the Republican party would run for President in 2008. I was at a complete loss. I actually had no idea, but as my mind wandered with the issue I came up with a possibility.

It went something like this...a year or two into Bush's second term VP Cheney would step down for health reasons. It would be entirely plausible because his heart issues are a matter of pulic record. With Cheney stepping down President Bush would be able to nominate ANYONE to be Vice President. There isn't an automatic succession to VP when the President is still alive. My line of reasoning/dreaming thought that Bush would appoint Condoleeza Rice to the VP position. Ha! Take that Democrats! Though Bush's appointee would have to be confirmed by the House and Senate (25th Amendment, section 2) who would ruin their Congressional career by voting against the first black person, the first woman, to be in the Vice President's office?

This would put Condi in the position of running for the presidency as a sitting Vice President with experience as VP, Secretary of State, and National Security Advisor. Condi versus Shrillary? Condi wins hands down. Oh well, it was just a dream.

Dancing With The Stars Final

Ok, I'll say it. "I told you so." I've been predicting that Helio Castroneves would be in the finals of Dancing With The Stars since the first or second show. Congratulations to Helio and his partner Julianne.

Even though I'm not surprised that Helio won the dancing title I am surprised at who was there at the end with him. I could not have predicted that Mel B and Marie Osmond would be in the finals. With Marie Osmond I wouldn't have thought that she'd have the stamina to do so well, nor that she'd bounce back after the loss of her father. The other surprise was Mel B. When the season started I didn't think she'd make it because I thought her partner would be in jail for choking the life out of her whiny butt. Oh well, nothing like live TV.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Because She's A Woman

I heard it on the radio. The woman on the phone with the radio show's host declared she was a supporter of Hillary Clinton. The host asked the woman a simple question, "what policy of hers do you like?" The answer was a simple, "I don't know." She later admitted that the only reason she was voting for Hillary Clinton was..."She's a woman."

It's scary to think that people are that stupid. I'm not saying it's stupid to vote for a woman. I'm on the record as saying I would vote for the right woman, but what if I said I'm voting for Mitt Romney just because he's a man? People would consider me an idiot and they'd be right.

Please, if you're actually going to vote for someone to be President of the United States, check out the candidates. Learn what their policies are, especially if they want to raise taxes like Hillary does. Find out about their backgrounds in (alleged) insider trading like Hillary. Consider their experience running a business or government like...someone other than Hillary.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Would I Vote For A Woman?

Someone (a Hillary Clinton supporter) recently asked me "Would you vote for a woman?" I actually got a little offended at the question but kept my composure. I didn't ask why such a question would be asked but considering the source of the question I'm guessing the person asking it had some pre-conceived notions about me that they wanted to explore.

This person knows that I'm more conservative than liberal and I know the person asking is just the opposite. A good person but somewhat easily swayed by the liberal media. This person believes the rhetoric that conservatives are trying to keep women barefoot and pregnant, are homophobic, want to poison the air and water, and want to starve children everywhere while denying them healthcare. I don't match that view of a conservative person nor have I ever met someone that does.

So, the simple answer to the question is...Yes, I would vote for a woman and have done so on previous occasions. That's the answer I gave to my questioner. I further told this person that I don't really care if the candidate in an election is a man or a woman, I only care that I make a good choice and select the best qualified person.

In keeping with the truth of my answer and the personal philosophy behind it I now have to ask "Is there a woman in the current U.S. Presidential Campaign I would vote for?" Hold on. Let me think about that one. Ok, my answer is "No." As far as I know there is only one woman in the current U.S. Presidential Campaign and her name is Hillary Clinton. I cannot think of a reason why I'd vote for her.....unless she were running against the Devil himself....and that would really be a tough choice....they have some similar views. However, I had a dream.

Is Senator Obama UnAmerican?

What do you do when the national anthem plays? If you're like most Americans you stand with your hand over your heart. This posture says a few things about a person...they're American, they love their country, and most think that it also honors those who have fallen protecting our liberties. You might think that a U.S. Senator like Barack Obama would understand this about the national anthem. You might think that a U.S. Senator like Barack Obama would appreciate all of this more than most people because he's seen the power of the people elect him to office and privilege. I can pretty much guarantee that the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines understand why we do what we do during the national anthem.

Personally, I don't think that Barack Obama understands how he should behave and is expected to behave during the national anthem. If he doesn't understand something like that which is so simple then he doesn't deserve to lead this country. Further, I doubt that with this kind of un-patriotic behavior he would have much support by the military as Commander-In-Chief.