Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Who's The Idiot Now?

How many times have you heard it? Bush is an idiot, moron, imbecile, blah blah blah. I have proof that he is not any of these. I'm only going to focus on the economic achievements even though I could go on and on about the national security, military, educational, environmental, and judicial achievements if I wanted.

This is taken directly off of the website:

  • Since last summer, the American economy has grown at the fastest rate of any major industrialized nation.
  • America's economy has been growing at rates as fast as any in nearly 20 years.
  • Nearly 1.5 million jobs have been created since August 2003 and 1.3 million new jobs have been created this year alone. The unemployment rate today is below the average unemployment rate of the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s.
  • From 2000 to 2003, productivity grew at the fastest three-year rate in more than a half-century, raising the standard of living for all Americans.
  • The Conference Board's index of leading indicators has risen at an average annual rate of 4.2 percent since March 2003 - the fastest 15-month period of increase in 20 years - suggesting vibrant economic growth in the near term.
  • The stock market regained more than $4 trillion in equity since its low in mid-2002. In 2003 the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25 percent and the NASDAQ rose 50 percent.
  • Manufacturing activity expanded in July 2004 for the 14th consecutive month.
  • Real after-tax incomes are up 11 percent since December 2000.
  • Interest rates reached their lowest levels in decades during the Bush Administration.
  • Homeownership reached an all-time high and mortgage rates reached their lowest level in decades.
  • During the Bush Administration, we have experienced one of the lowest core inflation rates (averaging two percent per year) in the past 40 years.
These figures are taken even before the DOW cleared 13000. It's ridiculous to fall for the media's lie that Bush is a moron. If you have fallen for it, who's the idiot now?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Harry Reid Once Again Shows His Support of Terrorism

I found this story on Fox News but what is interesting is that it's nowhere in CNN's headlines. I think this says a lot because even the most liberal news medium isn't posting Reid's crazy 'surrender to terrorism' story.

Reid today claimed the war in Iraq was lost and "can only be won diplomatically, politically, and economically'. WHAT!!!!???!!! I for one would love to test Reid's theory out by sending Reid himself to 'diplomatically' talk this out with a terrorist leader(doesn't matter which one) and then see if Reid would change his mind at the last second while he was having his head sawed off with a dull machete while hearing his last words, 'Allahu Akbar!'.

Reid went on to say:

"Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything".

This is an outright lie, though not surprising because Reid has based his whole career on lies. The 'troop surge' as it were is actually working and the numbers claim proof of this. Allied deaths are down and insurgent deaths are up. WHAT MORE DO THESE IDIOT DEMOCRATS WANT??? Oh yeah, that's right. They want Bush to lose, even if that means the terrorists win. It just shows how much we need Republicans in office because anytime the going gets rough, dems want to give up on the spot.

Monday, April 16, 2007

ASCAP's Mafia-Like Control Over The Music Industry

I know that I usually post articles that are politically motivated but I ran into a situation today that I feel people need to be aware of.

I run an independent coffee shop and was excited when we opened that I would be able to play music in the coffee shop that I had legally bought from either a music store or off the net(usually via iTunes). I also spent an incredible amount of money on a sound system so that independent musicians could come and play their music for the enjoyment of our patrons. Seeing as we would never charge for our patrons to come in the door, I thought nothing of it, that is, until ASCAP(American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) began harassing us.

It turns out that you cannot play any type of music over a speaker system, nor can you have musicians cover other artists works without paying a hefty fee to ASCAP.

I have 3 major disagreements with this group. First of all I ALREADY paid for the CD's, therefore giving the studios who published this music the opportunity to pay the prospective artist's their royalty from my purchase. Why should I in turn have to pay an exorbitant fee to play this music over a speaker on MY OWN PROPERTY. I would understand if the music was why I was making my money(i.e. a radio station, a dance club, a bar charging a cover) but it is there purely for background music enjoyment. Lawyers for ASCAP in these cases will state "irreparable damages" or "injury" to the artist. Can someone please explain to me the "irreparable damage" done to the musician other than possibly advertising their music for them for FREE in an establishment that doesn't have to do so in the first place.

Secondly, musicians that come in to my shop and play a majority of original songs sometimes want to play a cover tune in the middle of their set. According to ASCAP, if a musician plays even ONE song that is not their own, the business is liable to over $400 that year as a fee to ASCAP. As a musician myself, I feel that if someone likes my music enough to learn it and play it in a public setting, I should be honored that they would give me free advertising, as long as they state who the original author is.

Thirdly, if a musician who has been signed with a label affiliated with ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC(the three big organizations who claim complete ownership of your copyrighted material), and they decide to play their own music at my coffee shop, ASCAP can legally sue me for not paying their royalty fee, even though the artist chose to play their own music.

In learning the complete ownership that ASCAP has over almost every single song written in America since 1914, I have had to put away an enormous array of great music that I would otherwise be playing. I have also had to shut down most of the artists who play here because they might be covering material that is not their own, even though they give credit to the original artist. The only thing I am barely allowed to do is play the radio because I'm under a specific square footage.

Here is what I would change if I could afford to take ASCAP to court today:

1. A commercial business of any kind should only have to pay a fee to a copyright organization if the music that is being played in that establishment is directly making money for that business. This includes radio stations, night clubs, dance clubs, and bars(because a bar would be a very boring bar with no music). This includes jukebox's which, even though the owner has already paid for the music in that jukebox, continue to make money for that establishment.

2. You should not have to pay a fee to ASCAP if an indie artist covers another artist's song if: (1) The indie artist gives credit to the original artist and (2) does not charge a cover to enter the establishment.

3. Amazingly enough, if you own more than 3750 sq. ft.(not including parking space), playing the radio over your own speaker system isn't even free. This is the most ridiculous example of the mafia that is ASCAP. How can you start charging for public air waves? The radio stations already pay tremendous fees for the right to play the artist's music. Why should you in turn have to pay a second fee to play that music over your own radio. This has got to change.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Drinking The Kool-Aid Again Liberals?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Where has the First Amendment Gone?

Matt wrote a few weeks ago about the military General who said that being gay was immoral. This comment received intense scrutiny and oppression from the media and others. Now we have another public figure to take aim at.

I'm sure by now everyone reading this has heard about the comments that radio personality, Don Imus made on his show. He was speaking about the girls on the Rutgers' basketball team saying that they are, "nappy headed hos." Let me first say that I am appalled by what he said and I truly believe that racism is a terrible and destructive force in our great nation. I by no means agree with what he said, and I think that comments like this one seriously affect people who they are directed towards.

Having said that there is a law that protects Imus and it's called the First Amendment! I do not believe we should hide behind that protection but it is there for when people slip up like he did. If we attack men like him and the previously mentioned General, we are in essence attacking their basic freedoms. The freedom of speech was obviously very important to the founding fathers of this great country as they made it number one on the list.

I'm sure that while I write for this blog many people will be offended by what I say, and I tell them this Don't Read It!!! In the same way when I turn on to a news program with completely leftist slant, I don't call the congress for help I turn the station. If by some chance I was to be driving home from work one day and heard some radio program with a racist bigot degrading the achievements of a college basketball team, I would not call Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, partly because I would never call them anyways, mostly because I would CHANGE THE STATION.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Al Gore Doesn't Really Care About The Environment

It's been a somewhat slow news day today and nothing that really gets me fired up. The President has asked Congress to quit slacking off and actually pass a bill on comprehensive immigration reform. I agree with this bill completely although I really think that the administration should have put more focus on this issue much earlier. If you think about it though, the Dems won't do ANYTHING about it if they get into office(God help us).

I did get something in my email the other day and wanted to post it.

The Story of Two Houses


HOUSE # 1:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we
checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.

HOUSE # 2:

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers,
sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house.
Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of
Nashville, Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) "Champion Against Global Warming" Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas. Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.

So whose house is gentler on the environment? Yet another story you WON'T hear on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC or read about in the New York Times or the Washington Post. Indeed, for Mr. Gore, it's truly "an inconvenient truth."

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Where Is Your Global Warming Now?

First of all, Fox News so far has not reported on this so they get no brownie points yet. But they better hurry up and get a story up about this.

Yesterday a buddy of mine called me up and sarcastically told me he was going to go ahead and start believing in global warming because he woke up and it was ARKANSAS!!!

I used to live in Arkansas and it was fairly rare that we would even get a flurry in the dead of winter. I had to check this out. Yesterday was pretty cold here in Alabama so I checked the weather service records. This message came out of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service:

710 AM CDT SAT APR 07 2007


13TH 1940.

Apparently this isn't the only record we're breaking around here. Go here for the information.

Now all you global warming junkies might just be saying that I'm pin pointing one or two remote incidents and trying to downplay the dangers of global warming. You'd be right. I'm doing exactly what the media does to try and create fear with the global warming myth. For example, a few weeks back an awful tornado ripped through Enterprise, Alabama. As I was flipping through the channels that night I noticed that it was the headlining story for CBS News with Katie Couric. After the weatherman went through the process of what happened, Katie asked the inevitable media prodded question. "Does this have anything to do with the effects of global warming?" she asked the poor guy. He answered no, that this was just part of how the earth works, and moved on quickly knowing he would not be on good standings with CBS's producers for not creating fear and panic which is their norm.

After the hurricanes in 2005(including Katrina) there was all this hubbub over global warming. 'Scientists' claimed that we would have at least 17 stateside hurricanes the next year because global warming was really taking effect. Guess how many we had last year? None. ZERO.

The point is, warming and cooling are, as Sean Hannity likes to put it, just part of earth's natural ebb and flow. Let's open our eyes and educate the people around us and stop this myth before it takes control of more people's lives.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Harry Reid Supports Terrorism

Harry Reid is finally openly admitting his support of terrorism by completely giving up the fight, demoralizing our military, and showing that he would rather see Bush crash and burn, than win a war we MUST win.

Story: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he wants to cut off money for the Iraq war next year, making clear for the first time that Democrats are willing to pull out all the stops to end U.S. involvement.

And guess who weighs in on the issue?...

"In the face of the administration's stubborn unwillingness to change course, the Senate has no choice but to force a change of course," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who signed on Monday as a co-sponsor of Reid's proposal with Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.

Of course it's important to Kerry to stick his nose into this issue. I can just hear him now, "I was supposed to be president! If the president doesn't want to listen to US then we will just HAVE to support terrorism and de-fund the troops!" And then he goes and cries in a corner over the presidency he'll never have.

Dick Cheney puts it best. Some people say this man is a wacko but I love the guy because he's as straight forward as they come and THAT IS WHAT WE NEED IN WASHINGTON!!! We need more Bushes and more Cheneys.

"It's time the self-appointed strategists on Capitol Hill understood a very simple concept: You cannot win a war if you tell the enemy you're going to quit," Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday at a fundraising luncheon for Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Like I said, I love this guy. He says it like it is. Rather than talk political talk, Cheney tells the truth in one quick sentence. You cannot win if you let them know you're going to quit.

Bush has said several times he would veto the measure, and Republicans say they'll back him. On Monday, 154 House Republicans sent Bush a letter promising to stick with him in opposition to the legislation. Mindful that they hold a shaky majority in Congress and that neither chamber has enough votes to override a presidential veto, Democrats are already thinking about the next step after Bush rejects their legislation.

The article goes on to say:

When asked whether he would ever consider pulling funds for the troops, Reid said Congress would provide troops what they needed to be safe.

GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Ok, I'm going to say it. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton are the most IDIOTIC America haters on the face of this planet. They are like little children. When they aren't listened to they have a fit and would rather see the demise of their great country than give in to the other side. I can't stand these people and wish they'd just go on over to Osama and pick up a gun and tell him they're ready to join the resistance because they might as well!!! They are fighting democracy just as much as the terrorists are so go ahead and strap a bomb on Senator Reid. YOU ARE SUPPORTING TERRORISM IF YOU TAKE THE FUNDS AWAY FROM THE TROOPS.

The story goes on:

Reid's proposal is unlikely to pass. But Democrats say they believe with each passing week — as the violence in Iraq continues and voters grow increasingly tired of the war — they pick up additional support.

The democrats already believe, and hope, that the war will get worse!!! This is just another example of how the democrats would rather see Bush look bad, and support terrorism, than they would see us winning this war!!! Also, somehow polling people here in America has everything to do with whether we should be there or not. It doesn’t matter how the Iraqis feel or our troops who are ACTUALLY there!!!

The Supreme Court Weighs in on Global Warming

The story out of Washington yesterday is that the Supreme Court is now getting their feet wet on the hot topic of global warming. This is really sad. The article states that the Supreme Court rebuked the Bush administration for its inaction on global warming. Notice it doesn't say which justices rebuked Bush but rather implies the WHOLE Court rebuked him wagging their fingers in his face and such. If you read further into the story you find a very important fact about partisan authorship in media. The author eventually gets to the point that the court's four conservative justices were the only ones who voted against this ridiculous act of partisanship. Anybody smart enough to realize global warming doesn't exist as Al Gore would like us to believe would know that the people who should be rebuked are the justices who decided to make this a political matter because it's cool to believe in global warming now.

Justice Roberts had the most important quote in his dissent. He said that the court should simply recognize that dealing with the complaints spelled out by the state of
Massachusetts is the function of Congress and the chief executive, not the federal courts. This is TREMENDOUSLY important because he is stating that this shouldn't even be an issue in the federal courts. Roe v. Wade anyone?

Monday, April 2, 2007

Bush Slams Congress

I know this is a little late but this is Bush finally speaking up against the liberal Congress on the raq Withdrawal plan. Thanks to Amy Proctor for have this on her website first(