I like Mike Huckabee. There’s a site at IndependentPrimary.com where you can vote for a candidate. I voted Mike Huckabee. But depending on how things turn out, this could easily change to Ron Paul or John McCain. I’m currently investigating Dennis Kucinich, although he’s a Democrat, I’ll keep an eye on him. How To Vote In Primaries And Not Be An Idiot – supports Kucinich, which I don’t agree with – but I learned a lot about how primaries work.
So, Huckabee is a top choice, but Ron Paul is very intriguing as well. My mom mentioned that it’s unfortunate that we don’t have a great candidate on either side, that everyone is so split. I disagree. Votes are split because there are many great candidates. Obviously, nobody is perfect, but I seriously don’t know anyone who could do a better job than any of my current top 3 (Huckabee, Paul, McCain). So they’re all pretty good people, and I’m impressed. Just learning about them has taught me a lot, and you can really tell these are smart people.
(I never had this impression with a Bush or Clinton.) Read on for some YouTube videos… Continue reading
First, let me say that if you don’t want to read what I have to say about politics (as one reader recently told me), then take a look at my business blog or technology blog instead (and subscribe to them by email). Otherwise, here’s a very compelling video supporting Ron Paul…
(If it says “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available.” just Refresh the page and try again. It WILL work.)I don’t intend to make this a political blog, but it is a personal blog, so I post about whatever interests me. If you’re interested in business, sign up for my blog Track Forward. If interested in technology, sign up for The Web Guy. Keep reading for a video of the Ron Paul Story… Continue reading
Rush Limbaugh has the best argument against abortion I have ever read. After reading it, it’s no wonder that Rush is the #1 radio host. And it baffles me how anyone can support abortion after seriously thinking it through. You can read the whole argument in chapter 6 of The Way Things Ought To Be by Rush Limbaugh– probably available from your local library, which is where I got the copy I’m reading– or just read these major points…
- He does not want to rehash the old, standard arguments, but just explain why he’s pro-life and proud of it.
- “I believe that life begins at conception and that killing that human life is justifiable only when it’s necessary to save the mother’s life.”
- We are now making decisions as to who lives and who dies on the basis of whether it is convenient for the LIVING. That’s dangerous.
- “…just 7 percent of all abortions are motivated by ‘hard cases.’” 3% the mother’s health; 3% the baby has a possible health problem; 1% rape or incest. 93% birth control or societal reasons.
- The most common justification is that it is a woman’s right to choose.
- To choose what? Can a woman choose to steal, using her own body? Can she choose to do drugs, according to the law?
- Consider prostitution and drugs, which are both illegal: there is precedent for society determining what a woman can and can’t do with her body.
- The 2nd most common is that bringing a child into the world with bad circumstances isn’t right: for instance, if the mother is in poverty, the child might suffer.
- We should kill a child in the womb so that it won’t feel pain and suffering growing up? We should prevent suffering by killing?
- Debates on abortion rarely change anyone’s mind, so he tries not to get involved.
- We have to admit that some of our actions as humans have an impact on society and they have to be regulated.
- A lot of people say we should legalize cocaine and heroin: the people who are inclined to use drugs are going to do so regardless of its illegality.
- But the fact that people are going to ignore and break laws is not a valid argument for decriminalization.
- Standright and wrong and basic decency must be established and maintained.
- The erosion of the moral fabric of society is a gradual, insidious process. It happens, bit by bit, almost imperceptibly.
- “I am pro-choice. I just hope the choice is for life.”
- It shouldn’t matter to pro-choice radicals if a woman is talked out of an abortion, yet strangely it does.
- 2 reasons: (1) it is the sacrament of feminism, the fuel running their entire political agenda; (2) money.
- Abortion is a huge business; if abortions are $300 each, the money being made on abortions is perhaps $450 million/year.
- The majority of the American people are not in favor of unlimited abortion on demand, but the law was decided by Roe v. Wade, the decision of nine guys in black robes back in 1973– not a democratic fashion.
- Suppose in the not-too-distant future a doctor is able to tell the parents of a baby in a womb that it will have freckles and red hair and be prone to obesity. Then suppose the parents decide they do not want a child who would suffer from those characteristics and abort on that basis? (It’s already happening with sex-selection abortions.)
- One of those babies that was aborted 30 years ago could have discovered the cure for AIDS.
- Beethoven had a wretched childhood.
- Charles Dickens lived in poverty.
- Would you have wanted to abort them?
- “I’ve had women call me on the show and say they were almost aborted by their parents. You can’t imagine the emotional wallop that packs.”
- “We have countless ways of preventing pregnancy, which, if utilized, would negate the need for so many abortions. Our society would be much better off if that responsibility were exercised, rather than abortion used as a selfish way of escaping what is, in truth, careless and reckless behavior.”
It’s past midnight. I was about to go to sleep, but then I saw something shocking on 43 Things… keep reading to find out what it was.
So, I was listening to the radio today when I heard that someone had shot 8 people dead in a shopping mall. He injured another 7. And he killed himself.
He left a suicide note for his relatives. “I wanted to go out with a bang.” Continue reading
On Wednesday I watched the CNN-YouTube Republican Debates online. I highlighted one interesting response on my Business blog: Why have farm subsidies? Then I saw this transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show where he claims that the YouTube Debate was a disaster for CNN. At first, I thought it was interesting. I read the first part of what Rush said, it was pretty convincing. But I went back to YouTube, saw the debate for myself, saw some of the positive reviews of it and some of the other perspectives, and yes, I agree the questions weren’t the best, but all things considered, they actually did quite a good job of it. I’m impressed, anyway. I learned a lot about the candidates and have even more respect for all of them.
I’m not sure if there’s an actual full-length movie to go with this, but the simple Flash-animated story is incredibly inspiring. The background soundtrack is quite catchy, too. Take a look:
It’s not “Be My Wife”, as Ryan Chua claims. BMW AG stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (whoa!), or, in English, Bavarian Motor Works.