Thursday, November 18, 2010

On Sudo Justice

I found the murdering scum being hit on only one count out of hundreds yesterday as a example of sudo justice, and shows (if such is needed) why it is so important to treat terrorists like the enemy combatants they are, rather then sudo American citizens. From the article linked in the title...

"If this insane policy of appeasing terrorists and granting them American constitutional rights to be tried as quasi American citizens continues, the cost
of this failure will pale in comparison to the cost of the failure that will undoubtedly yet occur as a result of this ruling," he said in a written statement.
"Terrorists now have incontrovertible evidence that they can exploit the American justice system and they will use this knowledge to train new terrorist
recruits and manipulate their cases if and when they are caught."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A History Lesson

My friend and colleague Jonathan posted the below on his Facebook page, and as it contains great truth I thought I would post it here as well.

Alas I appear to have some liberal tendencies- i.e. sushi and imported beer, but am comforted by the red meat.

Hope you find this as entertaining as I did.

For those that don't know about history ... Here is a condensed version:

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deerin the mountainsduring the summer and would go to the
coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beerand the invention of the wheel.The
wheel was invented to get man to the beer.These were the foundations of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity
into two distinct subgroups:1. Liberals 2. Conservatives.Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture.Neither
the glass bottlenor aluminum canwere invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close
to their brewery.That's how villages were formed.Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This
was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement...Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives
by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal
men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention
of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democraticvoting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided. Over the years
conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious
reasons.Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef
well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone
levels than their men.Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented
the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Budor Miller. They eat red meat
and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters,rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police
officers,engineers, corporate executives, athletes,members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives
who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide
what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when
conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.Here ends today's
lesson in world history!

It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers
and to more liberals just to piss them off.And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self..... I'm going to have another beer.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Thought on American Literature

I have recently finished The Coming of Conan, a collection of Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard. I began the series with the desire to kill a few hours, but was quickly drawn in to the overarching story and well written characters and plot points. Having been addicted through this initial reading I was struck that in the realm of literature that which I love, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Tom Clancy are all distinctly American. When I hear rantings about how American literature has provided nothing to culture, and how we are decaying as a culture, I simply look at the immense contributions provided by those mentioned above, combined with Ayn Rand and the classic American authors to believe that we as a people have and are increasing and deepening culture from a literary viewpoint.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lunch and other random things

I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch with some colleagues at Slebies today, and it was a treat to say the least. A *fantastic* sandwich (the Denver Zoo) and better company made for a most outstanding experience. I feel better about my job as I look at my colleagues and the possibilities for the future. Although I feel as if I know little about my job (which has been increased by the recent changes in the IRM) I believe these may be overcome. I certainly hope so, as I am coming to enjoy my work more and more. If nothing else it provides me with an endless source of humor as I listen to customers rant about the unfairness of the IRS, while not paying their taxes.

Victory will be mine, but I question if it will be so for the country as I interact daily with people who don't want to pay their taxes. We will see I suppose. In the meantime there is Gin, iced coffee, and beautiful women to fill the void.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saint Matthew

Considering my profession I think I will make Saint Matthew my patron saint.

Although some days in the service I feel like I am beaten up and drained of all life I am glad to be working, and am happy to have the opportunity to work. I trust that with time I will get better at my job of tax collector, and pray that in the end it might glorify Christ.

We will see how it all goes, but it is nice to at least have the chance to work.

THoughts on my employer

Had a colleague send me the below, and I thought I'd share.
A little boy wanted $100.00 very badly and prayed for weeks, but nothing happened. Then, he decided to write God a letter requesting the $100.00. When the postal authorities received the letter to "God, USA," they decided to send it to the President. The President was so amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill. The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.

The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 bill and sat down to write a thank you note to God, which read:

Dear God,

Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I noticed that
for some reason you sent it through Washington DC...And those jerks took $95.00 in taxes.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Irresponsible in Action

I just read the linked article and find it extremely unfortunate that some are attempting to defend the irresponsible behavior of former home owners. The concept that because these people bought more home then they could afford subsequently puts them on the same level as the person on the street is simply absurd. This family thought they could afford the home they got a loan on. They were wrong. As opposed to accepting their error and trying to get on with their life they try and ruin it for a family who has been wiser with their finances.

The fact that this behavior is defended at all disgusts me. Let the irresponsible rant and moan all they like about mean things like the interest rate and requirements to follow through on their commitments, but they should have enough respect for others, and more importantly for themselves, to not try and destroy what they cannot have.

This shows, if indeed more proof is needed, of the need for the thought of Ayn Rand in modern America.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Joy and the Pain

So I am disappointed by the Colorado governors race, but have hope for the US Senate race. Victory will be ours!

Overall, I think the national mood is for fiscal sense, and I look forward to that being put forth in future laws.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Rush

Very much looking forward to what the election holds tomorrow. Hoping for alot of new bosses after tomorrow. If you haven't considered it before, please consider getting out to vote tomorrow.

I will be posting updates on Twitter, Facebook, and here throughout election day. Please consider voting Republican as I view the GOP as the best hope for fiscal sanity.

Looking forward to what the polls yield. Here's to the constitution and core American values.