Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Prediction

I have 3 test in the next 7 days so I will be preoccupied.  But I am going to make my prediction for the election:  What do you think?

I have a hard time believing Nevada with go Democrat with the high volume of LDS people and the 12.1% unemployment.  Ohio voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 so I think they will go red again.  In 2008, Obama tricked a lot of voters, but I think for the most part we are smarter than that now.  Here's to hoping!  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's a baby.

Even though we've know about a baby girl due in February for some time now, I don't think there has been a post about it.  We are both super excited and already have some names picked out as well as some diapers and a crib. We were slightly hesitant to stay with the name that we originally fell in love with after finding out how common it is; however, we semi-decided that we didn't care how common a name is as long as we like it.  Thus, we probably have name picked out, but we'll give it a few weeks.  Here are some pictures of baby girl.  

Cute little foot.

Cute little face.

Cute little hand.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

By popular demand: more controversial topics.

I am conservative because I care about people.  I care about the middle class that have been forced into poverty by B. Hussein Obama.  The hard working fathers or mothers that have been trying to find a job, but can't because of the over regulation, energy policies, fear of new tax burdens from the current president.  I care about people that are too disabled or to young to care for themselves.  Like babies.  More specifically babies that haven't been born yet.

A classmate of mine posted this on facebook and I think it is hilarious:

"This isn't a rant, I'm truly asking those in favor of abortion (or against, anyone, really) where this line is. If a father wants a child but the mother doesn't, she gets the say? If the father doesn't, but the mother does, now all of a sudden he owes child support? I don't see it. Am I misunderstanding all of how these laws work?"

Kind of funny, right?  Most people know that abortion is wrong.  There is no way around that.  That's why even people that say they are pro abortion always say afterwards, "but I would never have one!"  Really?  So it's okay for someone else to have one, but you would never have one...because you're better than that?  You often see crazy Christian protesters with signs "Abortion is murder."  But when you think about it, they are right.  You are stopping a beating heart.  You are killing a helpless, defenseless being.  That's why Cristina Yang felt like crap after she had her abortion on Grey's Anatomy.  Why do all the commercials say "women want to have control over their own body."   I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but medically if someone has their own heart, it's not your body.  It's your child's body.  If you want to "have control over your body" by having unprotected sex out of wedlock, then you can bear the consequences.  That's why Mitt's stance on abortion is the correct one: abortion is wrong except in cases of rape, incest, or risk of mother.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tighter gun control to save lives? Bahaha

I did a little 5 minute Google research on gun control.  Here is what I found:

The majority of gun related deaths - 11,000 or 31,000 - I'm finding different numbers on different websites, are suicides.  Over half.  That leaves about 15,000 murders tops.  

Now let's take a look at second hand smoking deaths/year in the US:  Between 50,000 - 60,000.  These are people that do not smoke, but die from other people smoking around them.  3-5 times more than those killed by guns!!  If we as a country want to discuss how to reduce killing people, we should start here, not gun control.  Also, drunk driving deaths around 12,000.  And now Washington, Colorado, and Oregon voting to legalize marijuana?  This will only add to the "under the influence" driving deaths and inhaling smoke related deaths.  We are moving backwards.

Not to mention the amount of people that commit suicide by tobacco will reach 1 billion by the end of the century.

Friday, October 12, 2012

If Barack Obama is the answer, then it was a stupid question...

Hilarious I know.  Now on to the debate.  I thought it was pretty unremarkable.  Biden did better than expected, but the reason being no one expected much from him because he usually says the most ridiculous things.  He definitely was more vocal and fluent than Ryan.  I think I was a little disappointed in Ryan because he usually "brings it" in interviews.  Ryan definitely held his own, but I wish he would have defended himself more.  For example, when Joe lied about voting "no" for the war and attacked about how it was put on credit.  I wish Ryan would have said something like "Of course I voted to go to war, bin Laden was out there still planning attacks, America was attacked, and we needed to show the terrorist that attacking America (and everyone for that matter, young women that want to get an education, etc) is not okay!"  You notice that lied is italicized and that is because directly after the debate msnbc fact checked Biden's statement and said he voted "yes" for the war in Iraq.  A lot of other things he said weren't true like denying that the embassy asked for extra security.  Not only did the administration know they asked for more security, they denied their request.  Also, I don't think Barack and Joe understand economics or math (well this goes without saying when looking at the last four years).

When Biden kept saying it is their own responsibility to take care of themselves, I'm bothered that I partly agree with him.  But then I remember the attacks on normal citizens that are happening daily/weekly - the cnn article about the young woman that was shot in the head - and realized that helping everyone around the world is our duty.  To whom much is given, much is required.

I will totally buy my daughter this shirt:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Solyndra, Beacon Power, Abound Solar

Another company that the Obama administration invested in has gone bankrupt.  Surprise surprise.  If the renewable energy market was profitable, the private sector would invest in it.  But instead, tax payers are forced to pay for an industry that is a huge inefficient waste of money.  Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of clean energy, but there is an intelligent way to do it.  Steady progress without killing all other industries and the jobs that go with them.  But some things can't be written in the same sentence like "Obama and intelligent" and "government and efficient..." unless of course the word "not" comes before them.

If Obama cared at all about the middle class then he would have put energy policies that helped them as Romney plans to do.  America is so rich with resources throwing that all away is a sign of arrogance and ignorance.  We have the resources to become energy independent.  Why is this great?  Because we can employ many people by harvesting our own coal, oil, and natural gas while we fairly and steadily invest in biofuels, wind, solar, electric, and nuclear.  We can bring down gas prices so that middle class Americans can afford to drive to work, take their children to activities, and heat their homes in the winter.  You know what also uses energy?  Every single business.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Obamaphone continued.

So I just was reading through my normal websites like I do about 5 times a day (I sit at a computer all day).,,, etc  And I stumbled upon this article and thought I would post it because of the viral video that has stolen the hearts of many Americans across the country.

My favorite thing about this article is the richest man in the world getting richer off lower middle class/middle class Americans and the fact that we are all paying for cell phones for the unemployed.  I originally thought the free cell phones was a non-profit charity, but in fact it is on our cell phone bills:

"Griffin recently introduced a bill on Capitol Hill to end the Lifeline program, which cost $1.6 billion in 2011, up from $772 million in 2008. While not technically a tax, the program is funded by mandatory fees tacked on to consumers' phone bills, then disbursed through the Federal Communications Commission and states."

Sure enough I went to my phone bill and under "surcharges; government programs" there is a couple dollar charge every month.  Awesome.

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