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Thursday, December 29, 2011

How Ironic.... in a gallows humor sorta way.....

WTF!!!!

A Patriotic American Fucked Over buy her own government.

Used to be you had to have caused some form of harm or damage to have broken a law.

I'm really starting to think I'm a sucker and simp.

:-(
Josh

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Anarchy, Right Liberty and Tyranny a fine line we must walk.

My assumptions and biases. 

All ideals can be applied for good or evil purposes.

Governments are rules/standards. Rules and standards have no meaning if they can not be inforced. 

Rights = Rules

Principles = Rules

Rule = Consequence

Action/Inaction = Consequence

Most people try to avoided consequence, because they want to be able to do what ever they want. 

And, they do this under the guise of Lyberty and call it freedom. 

By what standard do we set as a society. What method of enforcement: ostracism, enslavement or the treat of death?

Do we believe we have the right to force others to play by our rules of no rules. 

I have a code every one has a code, i.e., rules we live by. ("Some people understand the rules they live by on a conscious level, and others are ruled by them on a subconscious level.) A society just tries to make them more uniform so their is some consistance and we know what to expect from those we meet in life.

Self-Government is still government.
The family dynamic is still government.
Elder Council is still government. 

Two people get into a dispute over water, and go to a third to settle the matter that is government.

Two people get into a dispute over water and one kills the other, and no one cares that is anarchy. (Was it thieft or self-defense?)

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

- Thomas Jefferson (a catch 22)

Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.

- Thomas Jefferson

The # 1 goal of education and parenting is to teach self-discipline, self-reliance and the 'rules' of sociaty.

This post was a direct result of a discusion or dispute I was having on another site. Where they tried and somewhat succeeded in ostracizing me, because I was expressing opinions contrary to the groups as a whole. 

I do not feel force if arms is need or the right move at this time.  If I did I would already be acting. I wouldn't be wait for them to solidify their position any more. 

The opposition has had a very long time to build up their defenses. Very rarely is it a good idea to go with the frontal assault on the castle walls.
If we are out of time then we might have no other choice.

You can dismantle all the support structures (welfare/intitelments), but you will condem a lot to a slow death, if you don't first teach them how to fish for themselves. 

Greece anyone?

Every time the left turned to violence they failed, because they were then thought of as part of the problem. And, no longer thought of as having the solution. 

We have lost the PR (Propaganda) war.

Wars and conflicts are won and at the subconscious (will) level.  They have 'you or some of us' so convinced that you can no longer win in the political realm that you don't even try. They win by default.

This is not a battle we can win through force of arms. The use of force to compel someone or group to believe something is Tyranny. Or at lest the first steps on the road to tyranny.

The case for Liberty must be fought on the battlefield of ideas. This is why the left focus their efforts on the school system.

There was also an expressed desire to get payback for wrongs committed. If we follow this path, give it a couple more generation we won't be fighting over Liberty, but who did what last. Just looking to get our payback for the last insult that we suffered.

If we do not win on the battlefield of ideas, we will have enslaved ourselves to a never ending cycle of revolutions.

My 2 Cents,
Josh

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It can't happen here! We're America!

You (the you in general) can justify anything with the words, "It's for your own good/protection."

Decisions made out of fear are rarely good decisions.

My last name is Kruschke. Pronounced Crewsshh-ka, but I've never pronounced it that way. I pronounce it Crush-key. My grandad Thought that it would be a good idea if it sounded more American during WWII.

http://www.foitimes.com/

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=Espionage+Act+of+1917

If you don't think it can happen in the U.S., think again.

:-(
Josh

Saturday, November 26, 2011

YOU ONLY HAVE A "RIGHT" YOU ARE WILLING TO DEFEND!

"You who've lost the concept of a right, you who swing in impotent evasiveness between the claim that rights are a gift of God, a supernatural gift to be taken on faith, or the claim that rights are a gift of society, to be broken at its arbitrary whim -- the source of man's rights is not divine law or congressional law, but the law of identity. A is A -- and Man is Man. Rights are conditions of existence required by man's nature for his proper survival.If man is to live on earth, it is right for him to use his mind, it is right to act on his own free judgment, it is right to work for his values and to keep the product of his work. If life on earth is his purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being: nature forbids him the irrational. Any group, any gang, any nation that attempts to negate man's rights, is wrong, which means: is evil, which means: is anti-life."

- John Galt

Thursday, November 10, 2011

WTF Penn State.

What the F@*# Penn State. Our country is done, if this is the moral quality of the next generation being educated by Penn State. They care more about their school football coach than if children where being sextualy abused.

WTF :-(

I told you so.

I'm not to bright, and I saw this one coming.

Boehner, West any of the GOP that voted for the Debt Deal, wtf were they thinking.

We are so f'ed.....

:-(
Josh

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This why Congress has a low teen approval rating.

Received my First Robo-Call Text Message to day.

Your approved for $1100 for your bills. Its easy and takes a few minutes to get the $ you need - www.vip#*!?lend.com - Rply NO to ST0P


And which Congress Idiots thought this was a good idea. Need to find out, so I can start Robo-Calling my displesure to them.


:-(
Josh

P.S. For those who might think it's a good idea to solicit me, via text or phone, you will lose me as a potential costomer. If I need a goods or service I will research for the best bargan and quality and look into it at the time of need.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This is why I'm taking a break: the human race is f'n Insane!!!!!

I'm starting to see red, think Bluto in the Popeye movie, evertime I hear someone whine about economic problems of their own making i.e., tuition dept and the house crisis.

If you put yourself in debt, it was your decision. If you bought an over valued education or house; I don't care or want to hear it. It's your problem. Deal with it!

Don't you think I want a house and a Lexus, but guess what I did? I looked at my finances and determined that it wasn't in my budget and didn't buy into the hype.

I did the smart thing, or did I?

Now the Big Government types, Dems & GOP, want me to believe it's my responsibility to take care of those to stupid to think ahead and for themselves.

If the definition of insanity is, "Doing the samething over an over expecting different results." then that be us.

And now I'm whining about it. I can't stand whiners, and I feel I'm becoming one. So, I needed to come up with a plan and I have.

It revolves around something I wrote a while back and reposted recently.

"Education is the foundation of a strong society. A Republic only truly works when the citizenry is educated and has the tools to make an informed decision. Those that neglect their education leave themselves open to being controlled by others."

So, if I'm not around alot on my blog it's because I'm working on making that a reality.

:-)
Josh

P.S. Just thought I would let those that take the time to read my brain droppings(You can thank Old NFO for introducing me to that phrase) know what I'm working on; that I'm not just bitching.
:-)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Real Life's Calling or needing a recharge.

I've been becoming more an more jaded. I'm finding harder an harder to stay positive.

Have we as a nation passed the point of no return?

I need to get my head in a better place.

I need to engage in some life activities out side of work and the internet.

I need to focuse on getting and keeping my life on track.

I need to worry less about the things I can not change and focus on the things I can.

So take care,
Josh

Thursday, October 13, 2011

There can be only one.

1 out of 4 trying to convince the others their guys the inevitable winner.
3 out of 4 trying to find someone else. I think it's Cain.


Hmmm... do we need a Queen-esque sound track for this show down?

sigh...,
Josh

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's Your Dream Ticket?

Mine is hmmmm.... let's see....

President - Herman Cain

Vice Predident - ? (Not Rubio. I'll take him at his word that he doesn't want it.)

Chief of Staff - Newt Gingrich

Secretary of State - John Bolton

Secretary of Defense - General Petraeus

Treasury & The Fed - Ron Paul Yes both.

CIA - ?

Secretary of Education - none (disband the department)

Note: Work in Progress

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chris Christie....

Birds of a feather, flock together.

Sigh....

If I was in charge of Education.....

"Education is the foundation of a strong society. A Republic only truly works when the citizenry is educated and has the tools to make an informed decision. Those that neglect their education leave themselves open to being controlled by others." - Me

Josh’s 10 Principles of Education
  1. Tests are to evaluate where the student is at! They are not a measure of how smart the student is! Two types of testing.
    • The first is a “test of progression,” and will be given periodically to the student to determine which subjects to focus on.
    • The second is to test for “subject of study” level advancement and can be taken at anytime the student feels ready. Once you pass you move forward. Each “subject of study” is separate and will not hold the student back from advancing in another “subject of study.” Except where proficiency in one subject is need for another.
  2. Everyone is different in learning style and in learning speed. Age and time limits will not be set in stone. Teachers will insure that students progress in there studies and do not neglect areas of disinterest.
  3. Use of the  book “The 5th Discipline The Art & Practices of The Learning Organization” by author Peter M. Senge, and the works of Edward de Bono to be used to re-engage our youth with the ability to think for themselves and build institutions that last.
  4. Basics…. Basics…. Basics…. and emphasize organizational & research skills. You don’t have to memorize everything if you know where to find the info you need. Keep It Simple Silly (KISS) Teachers will keep this in mind and not over complicate the subjects being taught.
  5. Emphasize how the “subjects of study” are relevant and used in the real world; also, teach the students that there is a reason, a “Why,” a method to the madness if you will.
  6. Students need to be given a strong understanding of Social and Life Skills. It does the student no good to know lots of facts and information if the student doesn’t have the social skills to productively interact with society or the life skills to take care of them selves.
  7. A healthy lifestyle will be emphasized with stress management, meditation, nutrition and physical fitness.
  8. The Goal of the School system should be to turn students into life long learners: Not to make them think that when they graduate that they will have learned everything and no longer need to study.
  9. Parents and guardians should have a leading roll in their children’s education, so schools should be set up as a learning hub, and organized like a Community/Learning Center, with many different clubs, sports and physical activities; along with a Mentor/Tutor program. Teachers are there to provide structure and to point students toward answers, not to hold their hands and just tell them what is right. Along with a formal class room setting there should be support for homeschooling and access to physical labs and shop areas. To support all this learning software (will be developed) will be used keep track of progress; also, down-loadable text books to be used with Smart-Phones. This way the student can learn at anytime and from any situation.
  10. NO CENSORSHIP and NO ADVOCACY!!! Students will be given the tools to evaluate and decided for themselves. Teachers will not support or condemn any position, but deal in facts. Teachers will give both sides of any position, the good and bad. Students will have freedom of choice, and the ability to support or refute all forms of thought and be able to debate both sides of any position. Students will then be able to deal with new ideas by them selves and not have to rely on someone to tell them what is right and wrong. 
Curriculum (This is just a rough outline of how I think a school systems should be organized.)

Each subject of study and area of interest will be broken down into various levels of proficiency and will follow a designated curriculum, stating what information needs to be covered and what is to be learned. This will insure that the students get a thorough understanding of the subject mater. How the students learn and take in the information will be left up to the students and teachers.

Preschool (0-5/6 yrs.) Note: these age brackets are averages and not set in stone.
  • Focus will be on students developing learning skills and giving them a strong introduction to the things that will be taught in Primary School. (I have heard it said that we learn 95% of every thing we will ever know by the age of 5.)
  • Students only need to demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of the “subjects of study.”
The Core Subjects of Study: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Intro to “The 5th Discipline The Art & Practices of The Learning Organization,” and the works of Edward de Bono.
  2. Intro to English/Communication: ABC’s, Reading and Writing.
  3. Intro to Math: Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication/Division and Fraction.
  4. Intro to Ethics: Honesty, Integrity, responsibility for actions and that there are consequences for actions and inactions. Students will start building their own “Moral Code of Conduct.”
Other Subjects of Study: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Intro to the Sciences.
  2. Intro to All Languages: try to develop basic conversational skills, and root words.
  3. Intro to Health/Physical fitness: through Martial Arts/Self-Defense, Sports, Gymnastics, Nutrition. This will give the students the energy and stamina to do all that we ask.
  4. Intro to Critical Thinking Skills: Logic and Problem Solving using games and puzzles. (Edward de Bono)
  5. Intro to Social Skills: Communication, Conflict Resolution and Etiquette.
  6. Intro to Personal Responsibility.
  7. Intro to Emotional Self-evaluation and developing skills for dealing with disappointment.
  8. Intro to Stress Management and Meditation skills.
Primary School (6-11/12 yrs.)
  • Focus will be on giving students a strong foundation in the Basics of all the “Subjects of Studies.” (see principle #4)
  • Students will learn to organize information in a way that works for them.
  • Students will learn research skills. If you need to know something it helps to know where and how to look.
Core Subjects of Study: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Basics of Edward de Bono's Thinking Course.
  2. Basics of “The 5th Discipline The Art & Practices of The Learning Organization.”
  3. Basics of Math: All Disciplines.
  4. Basics of English/Communication and Public Speaking.
  5. Basics of Ethics: Continue instilling the students with honesty, integrity, responsibility for actions/inaction and that there are consequences for those actions/inaction. The students will compare and contrast all the different moral codes, religious and philosophical, historical and modern. Then, the students will write-down their own moral code of conduct, and they will be responsible for living up to it.
Health/Physical Fitness: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Basic Martial Arts and SD for kids. (Focusing on discipline and avodance.)
  2. Basic Sports.
  3. Basic Gymnastics.
  4. Basic Nutrition and Exercise.
Life Skills: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Basic Social Skills: Communication, Conflict Resolution and Etiquette.
  2. Basic Stress Management and Meditation skills.
  3. Basic House Keeping skill: Cooking, Laundry and Budgeting/Paying Bills.
  4. Basic Economics, Organization , Goal Setting and Project Management skills.
  5. Basic Sex Education. (To be given at the parent’s discretion.)
    • Focus on respect for self and others.
    • Ways to take the class: Parent and student together, student alone and parents take a class then teach there own child.
Self-development skills: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Basic Critical Thinking: Logic and problem solving. (Edward de Bono's Thinking Hats)
  2. Basic Personal Responsibility and Anti-Victimhood: Let us not blame everyone else for the things that happen to us; especially if we are not actively working to improve our situation.
  3. Basic Emotional stability training through emotional self evaluation, impulse control and developing skills for dealing with disappointment: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" - the Roling Stones
Sciences: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Start with teaching the Scientific Method.
  2. Basic Biology.
  3. Basic Chemistry.
  4. Basic Physics.
  5. Basic Astronomy.
  6. Basic Geology.
Applied Math & Sciences: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Basic Engineering. (overview all disciplines.)
  2. Basic Construction/Architecture
Social Studies: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Basic History and Geography
  2. Basic Government: types and History.
  3. Basic Law Criminal & Civil Procedure: types and History.
  4. Basic Anthropology
  5. Basic Cultural Anthropology.
  6. Basic Archeology.
  7. Basics of Languages; Root words & History.
Religions & Philosophies:
  1. Basic tenants and beliefs of all Religions & Philosophies. No Advocacy (see principle #10.).
  2. Basics of how they influenced cultures and shaped World History.
School sponsored Groups & Clubs: (Not a completed list and can form others as needed.)
  1. The Performing Arts:
    • Drama.
    • Music.
    • Modeling. (like Fashion and Runway)
  2. The Arts:
    • Photography.
    • Painting.
    • Sculpture.
  3. The Culinary Arts: Cooking & Baking.
  4. Science.
  5. FFA. (Future Farmers of America.)
  6. Agriculture.
  7. Out-Door Adventure. (Go over the book “98.6° Keeping Your Ass a Live.”)
  8. News Paper.
  9. Computer A/V.
  10. Wood Shop.
  11. Auto-shop.
  12. Machine shop.
  13. Debate.
  14. Government.
  15. Business/Entrepreneurial.
  16. Sports. (Emphasize sportsmanship and student must play to win. Students must be able to deal with the disappointment of losing and the euphoria of winning)
Middle School (12-14/15 yrs.)
  • The focus will be to start to tie all the basics together, and to teach how the Basics relate to and can be used in the real world; also, this will be the time that the students will start to focus on their areas of interests.
  • Picking an area of interest will not be set in stone. The process will be fluid as students will change there minds. (Think Majors and minors in Colleges.)
  • Students will spend 1/4 their time studying the core subjects and the other 3/4 studying their area of interest/s.
The Core Subjects of Study: (Not a completed list.)
  1. The Complete works of Edward de Bono.
  2. “The 5th Discipline The Art & Practices of The Learning Organization”
  3. English/Communication: The ability to give and take in information is crucial to learning.
  4. All languages: root words & history. (Strive for conversational competency.)
  5. Math.: All Disciplines.
  6. History: "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
  7. Geography.
  8. Government: types and history.
  9. Law: types and history.
  10. Life Skills:
    • Social Skills: Communication, Conflict Resolution and Etiquette.
    • Stress Management and Meditation skills.
    • House Keeping skill: Cooking, Laundry and Budgeting/Paying Bills.
    • Economics, Organization and Project Management skills.
  11. Self-development skills:
    • Critical Thinking: Logic and problem solving.
    • Personal Responsibility and Anti-Victimhood.
    • Emotional stability training through emotional self evaluation, impulse control and developing skills for dealing with disappointment.
Areas of Interest: (Not a completed list.)
  1. History.
  2. Physical Fitness & Nutrition.
  3. The Performing Arts.
  4. The Arts.
  5. The Culinary Arts: Cooking & Baking.
  6. English, Communication, literature and creative writing.
  7. Sciences.
  8. Engineering and Construction.
  9. Applied Math & Sciences.
  10. Economics.
  11. Business & Entrepreneurial.
  12. R&D methodology. (Go over TRIZ: the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Founded by: Genrikh Altshuller)
  13. Debate.
  14. Government
  15. Criminal Justice.
  16. Law: Constitutional, Business, Criminal & Civil Procedure.
  17. Journalism.
  18. Languages.
  19. Religion & Philosophies.
Groups & Clubs:
  • Continue with the school sponsored groups & clubs.
  • Have the students form their own groups and clubs around their area of interest.
High School (15- 17/18 yrs.)
  • The focus will be to take everything the student has learned and apply it to real world situations, by helping with starting there own small business, getting an internship with a company or field they want to work in, or getting a jumpstart on the College/ University courses; like, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, or other advanced courses of study.
Real World Prep:
  1. Help students apply their new knowledge by:
    • Having them start a small business in there area of interest.
    • Get an internship in an existing business in there area of interest.
    • Getting a jumpstart on College/University with College/University level courses.
  2. Set up partnerships and mentoring programs with the leaders of local music, modeling and entertainment agencies, business, hospitals, police, fire departments, governmental agencies (local state and federal) and non-profits/charities.
    • Students will apply for a mentor in their area of interest. The mentor will be there to answer question and guide them.
    • If students are talented, in the Performing Arts, help them get set up with an agent or agency.
    • If students are talented, in the Arts, help them get set up with a studio of there own.
    • If students are talented, in the Culinary Arts, help them get set up with a kitchen of there own.
  3. Additional Groups/clubs: (Not a completed list.)
    • JROTC
    • Jr. Peace Core
    • Jr. Army Core of Engineers (Start group if needed.)
    • Community Serves Groups
Colleges/Universities (18+ yrs.)
  • The focus of Colleges and Universities will be the teaching of highly specialized fields of study. Colleges and Universities should just focus on their fields of study, and should not have to re-teach the basics.
  • Along with R&D of their Fields of Study.
Schools of Higher learning: (Not a completed list.)
  1. Advanced higher mathematics.
  2. Physics.
  3. Engineering.
  4. Pre-Med. & Med. Schools.
  5. Pre-Law & Law Schools.
  6. Biology & Life Sciences.
  7. Business & Entrepreneurial.
  8. Journalism.
  9. The Arts.
  10. The Culinary Arts.
  11. The Performing Arts.

Family

A man and a women do not a family make.

Because with out loving discipline all you have is a group of arguing bickering idiots.

Family members loving and supporting one another to be the best me possible.

Whether or not the family parental figures are male male, female female, male female, or a single parent.

With out love any one of those combinations suck.

Hmmmm...,
Josh

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ann Coulter.....sigh

The best argument that she and Santorum can come up with for keeping Gays out of the military is that it sexualizes the military.

Do they not realize that's they same tired argument for keeping women out of the military an still keeps them out of "combat rolls."

Sigh...,
Josh

Weak / Strong

There are Strong and Weak people in this world. I'm talking in ability and skills, i.e., we all have our strengths and weakness.

One side believes that we should help the weaker among us become stronger.  This way they can compete and hold their own. 

The other side believes we should place limits on and weaken the strong, so that they can't take advantage of those weaker than them.

One side weakens the whole, and the other side strengthens the whole. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

A difference noticed between protests and rallies.

Protests are usually a force of destruction, to stop something or pulling something down.

Rallies are usually a force for coming together, for rebuilding and recharging.

A difference in mindset.

Hmmm...,
Josh

TL In Exile: What Banner Do We Fly?

A fare question.

What Banner Do We Fly?

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Ben Franklin

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What someone does will tell you who they are.

Someone wiser than me said, "What you believe is not what you say you believe, but what you actualy do."

Now I just need to remember who.
:-(

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Integrity......

If you say you are for limited government and liberty and then run to the government everytime some one or group doesn't do what you want or approve of (to forces them in line), do you have any?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Where the Founders went wrong....

with the US Constitution.

They allowed the US Constitution to be defined out side of itself.

They should of been implicit and clear within the document as to what was intended.

Leaving it up to an outside court or the Federalist Papers to inform us, the people, what was intended.... mmmmmm not such a goog idea.

All that was needed to destroy The Constitusion was to change in the publics eye and in the courts what it means.

My 2 cents,
Josh

China some #'s to think about.

1 & 3

2-5% and 20%

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Palin.....???

If Palin isn't going to run, I would like her to throw her whole support behind Herman Cain.

That is what I would like to see, Cain is the only one I could vote for at the moment. I would like to support Ron Paul. But I feel he would pull our military back from over seas to fast and leave a vacuum that some really bad acts would fill.

Hmmmm.....,
Josh

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Someone worth looking into. IMHO

Peter Schiff

Edited 9/25/2011 with a video and a book I think every child should read.

A Video. Check the date this is what he said at the time, not after the fact.

"How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes" by Peter D. Schiff.

You can catch him on Huckabee to nite on 9/25/11.

Herman Cain is the man.

That is all.

Why stop at a Balanced Budget Amendment.

This is for those of us who support a balanced budget amendment, why stop there?

If we are already mucking around with the U.S.Constitution let's go ahead and repeal the 17th and amend the 16th into a flat tax of 10%, which by the way it was never supposed to go above, while we are at it.

Hmmm... what do you think?
Josh

TL In Exile: This Is A Dead Republic

Another post from someone that speaks better than I.

TL In Exile: This Is A Dead Republic

In joy....

Friday, September 23, 2011

No words....

WTF....

Some Parents are ....

P.S. We deserve what we get if...

We elect someone like Mit Romney to be our nominee, just to appease some independences who voted for Obama and are not happy now.

Warning!!!!!

I keep hearing, "That if we don't kick Obama out of office The Republic is dead."

This is crap. Not that he isn't doing a lot of damage, but let's look at it this way, "Who would of been president if he would had of lost the first time?"

Answer, John McCain.

We (the country and Tea Party) would still be a sleep; No Tea Party, No public debate on *the debt* or returning to founding principles and limited government. Just some of us still bitching at big spending RINO Republicans and getting shit on by our own party.

If Mit or Perry do win, are they going to talk a good game while still growing government to further political ambitions? Just slowing the bus down on it's trip over the cliff.

Are we going to go back to sleep thinking we have won?

I would rather have Obama in office than some RINO Populist.

I would rather control the Senate & House than the Presidency.

My 2cents,
Josh

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer

You are worthy.

“This isn’t about me. If anything comes out of it for me, it’s for those guys." - Sgt. Dakota Meyer

From an ABC News article:

He insists he is not a hero, but was only doing “what Marines do…I’m the furthest thing from a hero,” he says, “if this is what it feels like to be a hero you can have it.”  He adds, “What gives me the right to be standing here today and not their kids? I feel like I failed them and I failed their families.”


Thank You and all who served with you.

Bureaucracy Defined

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, then...

A bureaucracy is defined as where you fix multi-dysfunctional systems by adding another overarching layer.

Government Insanity.

Sigh...,
Josh

FEMA a study in what not to do.

Does this make any sense?

"Now here's where the bureaucratic red tape comes in. Under FEMA regulations, the tornado shelters are considered "temporary" -- only necessary while the schools are being repaired and the students are in the trailers. When the schools are rebuilt or repaired, FEMA rules state that the federal government has to get rid of the shelters.

That can happen three ways:

1) The schools can buy the shelter from FEMA (about $375,000);

2) The schools can find a buyer;

3) If neither 1) nor 2) is feasible, FEMA will give the schools more taxpayer money to demolish the shelter and haul away the debris."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mmmmmmmmmm.....

Bacon

WTF Walgreens?

For this reason I don't think I will be doing any of my shopping at Walgreens.

This is what happens when a permissive antiself-defense culture is tolerated.

Sigh...,
Josh

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shhhh..... I'm going to tell you a secret....

Come closer... a little more.

Can you hear me.... of course you can't; I'm typing this.

Ok, here goes, the secret to life is... a little forethought, self-discipline and action.

Now go forth be happy and multiply!!!

This has been a TToJ Public Service Announcement.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Evangelistic Atheist Piss Me Off.

As one atheist to another, shut the f*** up. I really hate when someone tries to push their beliefs onto others.

This pisses me off.

It would be something if 'they' made it mandatory that you had to stop and prey in front of it, now that would be something.

Why or what makes Dave Silverman think he has any moral authority to even have an opinion as to what goes on at or into the 9/11 memorial. Is he part of the 9/11 families or one of the 9/11 emergency workers? If not, shut the f*** up.

I really wish people would go and look at what Thomas Jefferson actualy said about a wall between church and state.

Atheist like to quote what is called "The Establishment Clause" - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." But, they conveniently forget the next part of the First Anendment, "...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

Dave are you saying that religious people can't apply for government grants? Should we then take out all religious references in the Smithsonian? Are you trying to censor what happened after 9/11? Just because you don't agree with what some religious people did after 9/11 doesn't give you the right to negate what they did. As soon as you limit, because of government involvement, when and where someone can prey or practice their religion you are using the government to prohibit the free exercising thereof. Just as the government has no business tell you when to practice or not practice religion, neither is it any of yours.

Sigh...,
Josh

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pulled from the Woodpile Report 227 - 2 Aug 2011

Character

As Remus told you in Woodpile Report 8, nobody really judges a person solely by the color of their skin, at least nobody he'd wanna know. Martin King was right when he said we should judge people by the content of their character.

So let's do some judging.

We form entirely reasonable opinions by observing ordinary things about other people. For instance, are they considerate, courteous and pleasant or are they obnoxious, confrontational and crude? Do they dress to an acceptable standard, or wear offensive costumes? Are they thought well of, or are they habitual troublemakers?

Are they dependable and honest, or untrustworthy and criminal? Are they reasonably intelligent and inquisitive, or ignorant and incurious but deviously clever? Are they sociable and cooperative, or consumed with self interest? Do they speak intelligibly, or use gang slang? Can they disagree without insults, threats or violence?

Are their kids well behaved, or foul-mouthed junior street thugs? Do they value education, or are schools just their free day care? Are they self-reliant, or does the world owe them a living? Do they take personal responsibility, or is somebody else always to blame? Do they give others the benefit of the doubt, or do they see others as cunning victimizers?

Are they truthful about their personal history, or is it a pastiche of self-serving fantasy? Do they plan for the future, or lunge at short-term payoffs? Do they earn respect, or demand it? Do they believe race is irrelevant, or do they use race to extort preferences?

King had it right, judging people by the content of their character is reasonable and just. We should do more of it.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My take on Personal Responsibility again.

Note: This is a repost of one of my first posts. I have edited it and placed somethings in bold.

     What is Personal Responsibility? To me these words mean taking ownership of ones own actions. I will not expect nor is it anyone else’s duty to take care of me! I will not whine or blame others if things do not go as I plan.

The first responsibility of the individual is to oneself, now this might sound selfish to some, but if you think about it; it’s really not. If you take care of yourself first you’re not a burden on your family, society or anyone else, and you can help others in times of need. Now this doesn’t mean putting yourself first at the expense of others.

Let me give you an order of importance to the responsibilities in your life. Your first responsibility is to your self then family, friends, acquaintances, local community and the world at large.

Now you might be asking why family isn’t first. Let’s say you put your family first and give everything to the family. Say a family member needs some money, so you just go into debt to get the money, because you’re not worried about yourself. Now you get so far in debt that you can’t pay your own bills. You are now a burden to your family.

If you had kept your responsibility to yourself in minded, and said, “How can I help this family member support himself, so we can both prosper?” You would be keeping this principle in mind.

So, if the individual is strong then our families, friends, acquaintances, the local community and the world at large will be strong.

Now there are things that happen that are out of our control. Let’s say, a natural disaster comes along and destroys my house. It’s not everyone responsibility to insure that I get my life back exactly like it was before. It is my responsibility to plan for the future and part of that future is uncertainty and Mother-Nature. It’s my responsibility to ask myself, “What could happen and what should I do if it does?” and plan accordantly.

We can band together to help each other start over, but it’s not mandatory. I do believe in teamwork. You wouldn’t ask a teammate to do something and then stand around doing nothing with your handout? Teams work together to accomplish something for the benefit of the group. If, you do have to accept someone’s help don’t fall into the trap of always relying on others. You should try to do things yourself first and if you really can’t do something then ask for help; while still doing what you can yourself. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish on your own. No freeloading, after you recover from what ever you needed help with pay those who helped you back in full; plus a little extra. There should be no free rides.

If you do rely on the government and others to take care of you, you are weakening are society, because you will put-off doing things waiting for someone else to take care of them.

So, if something bad happens pick your self up, dust yourself off and start building your life over.
There are no guaranties in life, so plan accordingly.

Ann Coulter is going to hate me.

This made me sad.

You can really tell the strength of someone's metal when they have some heat put on them. Instead of standing up for personal responsibility, NO Christie goes, just like everyone else, give me my money, make my booboo better, give me my life back as it was before. Where is our sense of pride in self-reliance and in our States.
He could of said, "We don't need you and your Federal 'crack' money. We are going to stand or fall on our own two feet." Where is this generations Warren G Harding and Calvin Coolage.

I've been fighting an urge to disengage from the world. (I said 'world' not life.) It started with Allen West's vote to raise the Debt Ceiling. His Side here.

My responce to West.

First off, let me say at least he's make these discissions on what he thinks is best for the contry. But, I think he is wrong and I have three points as to why. (You need to go to the link as the First two points are in referance to the video and things he said in it.)

First, this holding action you speak of how long is it going to last? Another 30 years or so? Do we have time to fight this holding action? Is this just an excuse to kick the can down the road again? At some point you have to turn and hold your ground, correct?  This leads to point number....

Two, You made a foot ball reference of we should be happy when we gain 4 yards and not complain, or something like that. If yards equals trillions, what your asking me to be happy about is that we lost 8 yards instead of 10.

Third is not about anything he said, but a statement of my belief that, "We would of been better off haveing our dept crises now than later.

:.-( What to do,
Josh

Note: The last three posts where in reference to my thougts on this. We elect them to do certain things and they still end up doing the the same old things as the ones before them?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

- Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

- Thomas Jefferson

Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.

- Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This Message is for Independents

And, I'm not talkin about the Firefly Brown Coats, but the independent's that voted for Obama and our now bitching about it.

What the f'n hell did you expect, with a past and record like his?

Figure out what you believe and vote accordingly. None of this wishy washy back and forth crap.

No more making decisions in the moment on how you feel. Let's start making them on principles and convictions. This will lead to a better consistency of results.

As the saying goes, "Those that stand for nothing will fall for anything."

Josh

Thursday, August 25, 2011

This is Genius!!!!

Or, I should say Glenn Becks a genius.

"Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities

Thus, we the people do hereby declare not only our rights, but do now establish this bill of responsibilities.

1. Because I have the right to choose, I recognize that I am accountable to God and have the responsibility to keep the 10 commandments in my own life.

2. Because I have the right to worship as I choose, I have the responsibility to honor the right of others to worship as they see fit.

3. Because I have freedom of speech, I have the responsibility to defend the speech of others, even if I strongly disagree with what they’re saying.

4. Because I have the right to pursue happiness, I have the responsibility to show humility and express gratitude for all the blessings I enjoy and the rights I’ve been given.

5. Because I have the right to honest and good government I will seek out honest and just representatives when possible. If I cannot find one then I accept the responsibility to take that place.

6. Because I have the God given right to liberty, I have the personal responsibility to have the courage to defend others to be secure in their persons, lives and property.

7. Because I have the right to equal justice, I will stand for those who are wrongly accused or unjustly blamed.

8. Because I have the right to knowledge, I will be accountable for myself and my children’s education…to live our lives in such a way that insures the continuation of truth.

9. Because I have the right to pursue my dreams and keep the fruits of my labor, I have the responsibility to feed, protect and shelter my family, the less fortunate, the fatherless, the old and infirm.

10. Because I have a right to the truth, I will not bear false witness nor will not stand idly by as others do.

Unconditionally, while maintaining my responsibility to compassionately yet fiercely stand against those things that decay the natural rights of all men. And for the support of this declaration, and with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives, fortunes and sacred honor."


Sometimes Glenn Beck just hits one right out of the park.

Go here for the full and complete declaration.

:-)
Josh

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Response to Buffett and Obama from Harvey Golub.

"Before you 'ask' for more tax money from me and others, raise the $2.2 trillion you already collect each year more fairly and spend it more wisely. Then you'll need less of my money."

- Harvey Golub
Wall Street Journal, 8/22 as discussed on the show The Five, on FOX News.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

This made me :-)

Got this news alert on my phone:Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, Without Deal


Link here.

There are lots people that would love to have your jobs Verizon 'Workers', so quit whining about you needing to take a pay cut and needing to contribute a little more into your pensions.

I hate f'n Unions.

Josh

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dreamy goodness....

If Peter Thiel builds it, I would be their in a heart beat.

If you look over at my side bar under OTHER SITES AND BLOGS OF INTEREST, you will see a link labeled "What if 2?" this will take you to the Seasteading Institute.

I'm more interested though in the single or multi-family level steading than the big island concept, but interesting stuff ether-way.

I would like to think we can save this great country, but "what if?"

Hmmm...,
Josh

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dale Fout makes me wonder even if this country can be saved?

Dale Fout 220 lbs. charges 136 lbs. women with assault, because she tapped him on the shoulder because he's an an ass that texts during a movie.

What a f'n p***y please turn in your man card a move out of the State of Texas you give real Texas Gentlemen a bad name.

Dale Fout you are an inconsiderate ass.

:-(
Josh

Linked story here.

We are so f'd, Greece move over...

....the big dog wants a seat at the table.

This was the test and we failed it.

I'm not going to be posting much for the foreseeable future. I need to focus on tiding up & insuring my house in order.

John Boehner just had no confidence in the Tea Party or the American public. The Dems are going to tie that bill around his neck and take us all down with it. From what I understand of the bill the trigger that's supposed to keep the Dems on the committee in line is that they're supposed to care about the medical providers losing money in medicare. WTF Boehner! They the Dems already cut 500 billion from them in the stimulus bill. Boehner, What make you think they want hold up the process, or use the threat of the defense spending cuts to raise our taxes?

Boehner you just negotiated away the high ground,just because you feared we would blame you and the GOP instead of Obama.... sigh......

See you all on the other side,
Josh

Monday, August 1, 2011

Man Crush Alert!

fuzzys dad over at his blog Musings of a Vast Right-Winger brought a video of Sen. Rubio to my attention.

The post is here.

I think I have a man crush on Sen. Rubio.

:-)
Josh

P.s. fuzzys dad's got a good blog going there and is well worth a read.

The Art of Compromise as practiced in Congress.

There's a man who thinks he can fly. To prove that he can he plans on jumping off a 50 story building. His friend thinks he's crazy, so he yells up to him, "I'll jump with you if you meet me halfway."

:-)
Josh

P.s. to the last post.

If you made plans requiring this new car without making a back up plan in the event I can't follow though on said car, at worst you're an idiot; at best you were being naive.

:-(
Josh

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Louis Carl "Lou" Dobbs for President.

Just watched an interview with Lou Dobbs on Huckabee it made me wish he was running.

Sigh...

Why is everyone else framing this and worried about defaulting on our 'obligations.'

This is like me maxing out my credit cards, then making a promise to you to by you a new car. I don't have the money so I need the credit card company to raise my limit, so I can keep a promise I should not have made. If I don't buy this car you might blame me and not like me.

Idiots,
Josh

John Stossel

John Stossel has a good website with good educational information.

You can find it here.

Stossel takes a chainsaw to the budget here.

Josh

Calvin Coolidge

It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones. – Calvin Coolidge

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. – Calvin Coolidge

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Message for Huckabee

Sent this e-mail to Mike Huckabee at huckmail@foxnews.com.

Subject: You lost me on FOX and Friends Saturday this morning.

Sometimes the best thing is for something not to get done.

If you have an addict; and our government is addicted to spending, what do you do? Do you facilitate the addict and make excuses for them; it's only a little spendy know?

Doing something is not always better than doing nothing.

Let's put this in terms you will understand. It's like having someone that weighs 600lbs. set a goal to lose 200lbs; because you can't get them to commit to a long term health plan, and then patting them on the back saying your doing a good job.  As soon as you turn your back they're back to binge eating and now weigh 700lbs.

Your assertion that the Speaker of Houses job is just to move legislation along and get something past is, in my humble opinion, the problem.

People like to make the analogy between a family in debt/credit crisis and our governments current debt crisis.

This is my response to them.

Sorry, if your like most people, that get into a spending debt crisis in this country, you file bankruptcy. The question is do you file under 11 or 13?

Chapter 11: get the courts to screwover your creditors (get them to except 10 cents on the dollar), and start running up the dept again. Or....
Chapter 13: court order restructuring/ payment plan. Stop incurring new dept. Accept a crappy credit score. Cut up the credit-cards, and start living with in your means. This means no new Lexus everyyear. No McMansions. Maybe start shopping at WallyWorld.

We need to accept the pain and get through it, and move on. We've become such pussies as a country that we don't want to take the consequences of our largesse.

The next person I hear complaining about our national credit rating might get down graded and the Fed might raise interest rates is going to get bitchslaped, or at lest a dressing down in a loud voice.

If certain institutions hadn't kept interest rates artificially low and our national credit rating high, so as to make things appear better than they are. Maybe we wouldn't have aloud things to get so out of hand.

We can yell at congress and our government, but they are us, and we haven't done so great ourselves.

That being said we can no longer afford to continued down this path, and just slowing the car down is not going to be enough.

Those that complain or worry about our credit rating getting down graded or interest rates raised are the ones that need it the most.

When money is easy to come by we lose sight of the value of money.

Congresses job is not too just pass legislation, and most of us would like them to stop fiddling with the engine while the cars still moving.

Thank you for taking the time to read this rant.

Josh A. Kruschke
Austin, TX

P.s. Sorry for the car analogies. They seem to be in-vogue now. :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Language Warning!!! Fuck Timothy Franz Geithner!!!

Lying piece of fucking shit!!!

That is all,
Josh

Sorry was watching the interview on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

This is how the police get a bad rep.

If the police want to win the public relations war then they need to do a better job of policing themselves. They need to not tolerate the 'Thin Blue Line' mentality of us against them.

The police are public servants. Not our mommies or daddies. If the police expect us to treat them with respect they need to treat the general public with respect. Respect is a two-way street.

I know cops that act like this one are in the minority, but the public perception that this attitude is tolerated, even covered up and pushed under the rug is out there.

The Links here & here.

I tried to find a statement by the Canton OH PD, but I couldn't find one. If someone has a link or knows of one let me know, and it will get linked.

Thanks to David Hardy over at Of Arms & the Law for bring this to my attention.

P.S. If this didn't effect something we cared about would we even be talking about this out of control cop?


Update: over at "Of Arms & the Law" there's a new post with updated info and more thoughts on the matter.

Another update: Roberta X has a great post at her blog, and it's a great reminder that not all officers are a Goofus.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thinking about Thinking.

Have we as a nation lost our ability to think for ourselves?

Our we at the point, that without an authority figure to tell us what the correct answer is or what to do, we wouldn't be able to figure-out something on our own?

Hmmm...,
Josh

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Family

Families (However you define them) and extended families are going to be what save this country.
People banding together to get through the tuff times ahead. Used to be that your parents took care of you when you were young, and you were expected to return the favor in their golden years.
In this coming together, we are going to have to keep 'Personal Responsibility' in the forefront of what we do.
There are no truly helpless people. Everyone has something to offer or some skill; even if it's just their mind (Stephan Hawking).
No freeloading, everyone's got to pull their own weight and be compensated for their contributions.
This isn't the socialist model where you do this out of the goodness of your heart. Everyone needs to be recognized and compensated for what they bring to the table.
I'm almost at the point where I think we should follow John Galt, and band together in our own communities (Amish Style. Well maybe not so luxury deprived.), but if the Federal Government is left to run amuck, how long would that last.
The only way it worked for Galt was he kept it secret.

Something to think on,
Josh 

Good lazy, Bad Lazy.

We are lazy by nature. This not nesisarily a bad thing. Unless you're a masochist, who really wants to work harder than they need to?
But this laziness can be used for good or evil. I break it down into being good lazy or bad lazy.
One can cause you to work harder and expend more energy than if you had just did what ever it is that you are trying to avoided. Everyone knows someone who works hard at doing nothing.
The other one can be used to make life easer, and by another name is called efficiency. But at what price?
The only way to really tell the difference is look at the results, the consequences, of what we are doing to try to make our lives easer.
Bad lazy, sloth if you will, is the trap that governments use to enslave their people.
Why would you want to take care of yourself if the government says they will do it for you?
Why should I work to better my station in life, when I can get the government to take from the haves to give to the have-nots?

What would our pioneering forefather think of our pursuit of the easy life. For certain things in life there is only one correct way of doing them, and it isn't always the easiest.

My 2 cents,
Josh

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Those who inspire me.

On my sidebar there's a list of post that inspire me.

You can find these posts under "Must Read Posts from other Sites and Blogs."

So let's keep up the good fight.

Josh

Sunday, June 19, 2011

This one's going to get me into trouble....

Please read the whole post before you start yelling at me.

I'm against obortion period.

I believe the way I do for two reasons.

1. I believe a new life is formed at conception, and...
2. I believe this is an avoidance of consiquense issue.

To the first point. From a purely scientific point of of view; as soon as, the egg is fertilized by the sperm there's a unique genetic code produced. From a moral and philosophical point of view this life has potential that I feel should be respected and given every opportunity to thrive.

Some like to look at this as a woman's health issue that because this new life is dependent it's environment i.e., it's mothers womb, that just like another appendage or organ that can be removed if it threatens the mothers life. By this logic up until natural birth happens you can end this life. Childbirth is not an inherently safe endeavor. Even perfectly healthy seeming birth have gone horribly wrong resulting in the death of the mother, child or both. There are no guaranties in life.

More in the definition of life as being or only starting after the new life can survive on it's own out side of the womb. By this definition then none of us are a live you take us out of our environment we all die. Can you live on the bottom of the ocean, or in deep space.

On to point #2. We as a country, I feel, spend an inordinate amount of time avoiding the consiquense of our actions and decisions. I feel that men and women, it takes two to tango, are not taking the consequences into a count when they participate in the act of creating a new life. That is what sex is it's a really fun activity with a very specific outcome intended by nature. We use it to show affection and for bonding, but from a biological standpoint that's not what it was intended for.

If we as an individual decide that we are not ready for the responcibilty of raising a child you have two options. You can not participate in the activity i.e., intercourse, and not participating is the only 100% effective birth-control method. Or, you can gamble with other less effective birth-control methods. If you lose the bet; you can except the consiquense by having the child and raising them to the best of your ability, you can take partial responsibility have the child and put them up for adoption(probably the hardest of the choices) or you can avoid the problem and have an abortion.

This last option is the one I see most of taken, and it has consequences of it's own. The possibility of regret. Those around you might look at you differently. I know I would.

Do I believe the government should be involved funding or regulating this as a helth issue; no. The governments job is to have a legal definition of when life begins and enforce it across all laws.

I'm to much of a coward to get into the abortion after a rape discussion. For onething this is a decision I will never have to make. I will put forth three points for consideration age of the victim, their mental state a the time of the decision to abort or not and the unborn had nothing to do with the offense.

My 2 cents,
Josh

Note: I wrote this post so there would be no confusion between my stance on this issue and what I stated in the previous post.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stuck in the middle and What do we really believe?

I'm about as much of a Libertarian as you can get. I want as small and as unintrusive a government as possible.
So I'm stuck between two opposing forces that want to run my life. The left wants to tell me how to spend my money, and the right wants to tell me how to live my life. Both feel I'm to stupid to figure this out for myself and that the government needs to force me to do the right thing.
I don't believe a government should be involved in any type of social safety net that this allows us to become bad lazy* to not have to think about or plan for the future. Why should we the government will take care of us. We no longer feel the need to take personal responcibilty for our lives the government will do that for us.
Used to be that if we fell down our family, our church or a local charity** was there to help us pick ourselves back up so we could stand on our own two feet. That is if we even bothered to ask for help.
We used to have a pride in our ability to pick ourselves up and start over. We didn't need no stinking help. We could stand on our own two feet. Our forefathers would of been ashamed of how far we have fallen. How we can't get off the government crack that is our "entitlement" system. This system that slaved ourselves to.

You can not be truly free if you rely on other to take care of you.

On to the other side there our those who feel they have the right to tell me how to live my life and who I can love. This is the one that is a little more insidious of the two, because they cloak what they want as doing it for my own good or trying to save my soul. Who can argue against that. They just have the best intentions, but what do they say about the road to hell. To me this is just more bad lazy think. If you can't win over people in the court of public opinion, just in act legislation that will force them to act as you wish.

Now to the second part of the title. If we, and say we because I have side with the right, because our stated beliefs line up the most. If we say we believe in personal liberty and small government, why do we grow the power of government and restrict choice when it gets us something we want?

So again I ask, what do we really believe?

*A post to follow on good lazy and bad lazy.
**A post to follow on turning to Family, church or local charities instead of the government.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm not who I think I am or who I want to be.

Am I acting in concert with my stated beliefs?

Am I who I want to be?

Do I reflect in my actions the best of me?

Do I mask insecurity with a persona confidence and competence?

Do I even know who I want to be?

What do I need to do to be a better person?

Why do I poke and challenge people's beliefs?

Why do I ask so many damn questions?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

WTF People.

I was watching The O'Reilly Factor, the other day, and he talked about a Gallup Poll that asked this question:

Should the government redistribute wealth by heavy taxes on the rich?

NO. 49%
YES. 47%

Of those that said yes.

Democrats. 71% (No surprise here.)
Independents. 43% (Pick a side)
Republicans. 28% (WTF)

Women. 52%
Men. 42%

Whites. 41%
Nonwhites. 64%

April 7-11, 2011
1,077 adults, MOE +/-4%

We as a Nation have become some lazy SOB's.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Warning!

This Blog is now going to be my bitch box.
I fear that the only people that are going to read my blog already agree with me, so here's the deal, if you know someone that needs to hear something I post send them a link, copy, crib or steal anything you want.
If nothing else happens with this blog getting things off my chest will be a good thing.

We can't afford to be silent anymore.

Josh

God Help Us, because We can't be bothered with doing it ourselves.

I'm not even sure if anyone really knows what personal responsibility is any more. I hear a lot of people saying they believe in it and practice it, but run to their family, pastor, charity and the government at the first sign of trouble.
I'm sorry if your retirement plan was to rely on Social Security 'Insurance,' maybe you should of planned a little better.
I'm sorry if you pissed away your health with poor life choises. Health costs go up when demand goes up.
I'm sorry if your house got destroyed or flooded, but you chose to live there. Quit whining and start rebuilding.

You are not entitled to anything in this life that you didn't work for and build yourself.

Life's tuff. We need to be tuffer.

Josh

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here is my dilemma. To blog or not to blog?

PC has killed the art of debate in this country.
When did stating an opinion on someones decision or idea, good or bad, automatically equate to judging them, good or bad, on a personal level. When did we start having to worry about hurting someones feeling when stating an opinion. 

The purpose of this blog was to test my understanding of some old ideas and my personal code. Except for one old friend (we've taken our descution to email), no one has challenged anything that I've said. If I wanted to get patted on the head and told what a good boy I am, I would join AA. 

Since I'm not being challenged on my own blog, I've been trolling around the blogosphier making a nuisance of my self.

What I've found is everyone just gets into their groups and pats themselves on the back and each other on the head all look for conformation of their worth from the group(I'm over stating this. They're lot of good blog and most of what I'm about to say is in reference to commenters).
Anyone that states anything outside the norm is emediatly ostracized from the group for even daring to have an opinion other than theirs. How do they do this with personal attacks on character and inteligence. Sometimes they will base their argument on the way they feel or how they want some thing to be. Not on provable fact.  They will base an arguement on an assumption and treat it like fact. Sometime they attack my spelling to try and negate the massager instead of dealing with the message*, and other idiocy.  All this makes me sad. 

The biggest thing I noticed was that everyone likes to point out what they think is wrong, but hardly anyone ever offers up a way to help or fix a problem i.e., there's a lot of whining. What this means to me is they are waiting for someone else to do the hard work of fixing what they perceive to be a problem.

So, my choices are (1) to stop blogging as I'm not happy with the current state of things. 
Or, (2) just except this will probable just end up my electronic journal where every once in a while someone will come by and pat me on the head and tell me what a cleaver little boy I am.

I will need to think on this,
Josh

*Has anyone thought I might be dyslexic? Not an excuse or playing the victim card as all this means is I have to be extra careful in my typing and spelling.  Grammar I'm just bad at it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

§176. Respect for flag!

I really liked what Brigid wrote on her blog in the side bar titled "One Nation Under God."
I'm not sure if she would want me to post this as a comment on her blog, because I'm pretty sure anyone that reads her blog has already read or at least knows of the "Flag Code." I thought it might be important to go over at least section 176 of Chapter 10, Title 36. I to see it being violated all the time.
:-(

The "FLAG CODE"

UNITED STATES CODE

TITLE 36

CHAPTER 10

PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS

§176. Respect for flag

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
(c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
(e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
(f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
(h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

You can read the whole "Flag Code" here:
http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html

Just some FYI for the readers,
Josh

Friday, January 21, 2011

One of Two Ways to lose a right.

I posted this comment in here:


@ bs Foot print
You ownly have the rights you are will to defend. Technically you are right as you can only lose a right one of two ways: voluntarily relinquished or at death; as murder is the ultimate violation of your right to life.

He did have two choises: he could move or file a laws suite stating that his 2nd Amendment right had been violated.

Josh

On a Whim and a Prayer.

When you allow the government to give you your rights on a whim don't act surprised when they take them away on a whim.

There's a Guy named Travis Corcoran (Blogs under the name TJIC), he has a comic book website Heavy Ink Comics, a blog Dispatches from TJICistan, and another website SmartFlix.com where he rents instructional videos.
The only reason I know about this guy is that some of the blogs I follow have taken up for him and provided links to his story. They have asked anyone and everyone to put up picture with statement "I am TJIC".
"I am not TJIC" as I would not ask anyone to just make a silly statement if support, but I would put out a call to action in helping me defend my rights all the way to the Supreme Court if needed. Another reason I will not be using the "I am TJIC" picture is because you do realize the "I am Sparticus" line was a last bit of defiance after they had already fought the good fight and where about to get crucified?  If you are going to have a rallying cry or call to battle it needs to be a call to action, but as I can't think of anything better I might break down and put it up.
TJIC mad some controversial statements and got his guns taken from him. He did this in Massachusetts where you need a permit to own a gun and his permit was revoked. This is an infringement on his 1st & 2nd Amendment rights. I've said this elsewhere; Everyone seems to me to be under the impression that his Second Amendment was violated when they took his guns from him. No, he gave up his right to his guns when he consented to the condition of owner ship being that a permit was need to lawfuly own a gun and said permit was issued at the whim of the government.
He or any of us should not be surprised if at the whim of the government said permit should be revoked.

I will ask you to look into suporting and to patronize his shops; as, some have started a boycott.
I'm not sure how far he's going to take this in the courts. I would like this to go as far as possible, and I will do what I can to help.

Josh

I'm not big on whining, "Less talking, More doing," is what I like to say.

Final draft.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A must read post from Don Surber tittled "I do not want civil discourse"

I found this post I do not want civil discourse by Don Surber.  I found it linked in a post at Daddy Bear's Den tittled  "Why didn't I write this?".
:-)

I would like to add: what do we care what other say about us.
We know who we are.  We know what we stand for.  If those who do not know us or want to get to know us and just believe what others spew with out looking for themselves; so be it.  I can't nor would I want to control what others think.
This is not to say we shouldn't correct those we come into contact with by firmly saying,  "no that is not who we are or who I am."
This is to say let us not be stopped by the worry that we might be labbled something we are not. If they want to spew hate let them; as, it only shows them for who they truely are and makes them look bad not us.
Most of the time they're just speeking to the choir.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Love and Lust - Part 2- The Clarification.

As, I was writing a response to a comment on the "Love and Lust" post, I thought the response itself deserved it's own post.
There appears to be some confusion by my, only, using love and lust in my example. I used love and lust because you see it in the news all the time; where, someone kills or maims their significant other and says something like, "'I' really loved them and 'I' couldn't live with out them." They weren't think of the person they said they loved but only of themselves.

Also, I wanted to clarify 'my understanding,' 'my definitions' of love and lust so if I used them in conversation there would be no confusion. I not really sure if I succeeded, but I tried.
:-)

Thanks Kai, I hope I clearered up what I was trying to say.

Here's the reply:
"This post(the original 'Love and Lust' post) was about extremes. About the confusion and mislabeling of what or why we feel the way we do about those a round us.
Different people have a different understanding of the emotions that run our lives. There is a whole range of meaning to the emotions that we feel. Where I think we get in trouble is when the focus is all about us or them with no balance.
If I say, "I love you." What does that mean really? Does that mean 'I' can't stand to live without you, or I want what is best for 'you.' Is it possessive or inclusive? .
When a parent says I want what is best for my kid, are they looking at this from what will make the child happy or them selves? "I want my child to be a doctor" is this statement made because the parent thinks the child would be happy as a doctor, or that the parent would be happy/proud to be the parent of a doctor? Is the focus 'I' or 'them?'
Yes, I know what we feel is usually somewhere in between the extremes, and what is needed in all our relationships is balance: between parent to child, between siblings, between friends and even between enemies; as, hate is on the opposite side of love on the emotional scale.

We just need to look and understand why we feel the things we do, and yes I know this is hard to do in the moment that we are feeling them."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Day.

Why is it we place such importance on this day of January 1st?

Each day we wake up is an opportunity to start fresh.
Each day is a new begaining and an end to yesterday.
Each day we can say this is the day I try something new.
Each day brings a new hope that this day will be my day to shine.
Each day brings with it new opportunities and challenges.

A new day is upon us.  What will you do with it?