Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ukarine

http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS08/304160046/NATO-ramp-up-response-Russian-aggression

NATO is moving to the East in response to the Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimean province.   They are sending aircraft and troops to Poland, Lithuania and Romania. Yet troops that can be quickly deployed can just as quickly be withdrawn.  Russia won't care in the least.  Russia is not going to attack Poland, Lithuania or Romania.  If we wanted to defend someone we could have sent them to Moldova or Georgia.

If President Obama wanted to send a message to Russia he could change his mind and work with Poland to set up Strategic Defense Initiative radars.  He changed his mind about that a few years ago when Russia complained about them.

If NATO really wanted to send a message to Russia they could have sent those same troops and planes to Ukraine.  That would tell Russia they don't want any more expansion into the West by the Russians.  If they really cared about the Russians, they could accept Ukraine into NATO; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gas Prices

http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

When President Bush was in office we heard all the time about the high price of gasoline.  We were told that gasoline was expensive because President Bush and his family were oil men and they were paying back their family and friends for their support.

When President Obama was sworn in the first time, the price of gasoline in California was about $1.90 per gallon.  Now the price averages over $4.00 per gallon.  On my way home today from the gas station, I saw a Chevron station with gasoline, self-service, unleaded at $4.39 per gallon.

High fuel costs make everything cost more.  Trucks deliver most of our goods to market and fuel is a major component of trucking costs.  Mail rates have gone up, citing higher fuel costs as one reason.  The poor are less able to drive to work, school or the doctor because gasoline takes up a higher percentage of their income.  Where is the outrage against President Obama?  Who is he paying off with higher fuel costs?  Why is the MSM silent about this problem, which was a crisis when Bush was President?  It may have been Bush's fault, but once he was sworn in, it became Obama's responsibility; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter




Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Matthew 27:54 

That's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

http://www.onenewsnow.com/ap/united-states/why-are-americans-obsessed-with-missing-plane#.U1Xb6Ve0S9U

The media is obsessed with the story of the missing commercial airliner Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  They fill the airwaves with stories about the plane.  The media wants us to watch it all the time.  If we are watching this story, then we can ignore the other, more important stories.

The price of gasoline in the United States has been rising for nearly the whole time of President Obama's administration.  The Russians invaded Crimea, despite American guarantees that Ukraine's territory would be inviolate.  The Chinese are pushing around the Japanese, Philippines, over a few islands in the South China Sea.  Unemployment continues at an all time high.

Many people are watching the story of Flight 370 because trust in the government is so low that they don't believe any of the narratives put forth so far.  The most likely case is the plane malfunctioned, or was blown up and crashed, or was hijacked and crashed.  Still people believe the plane landed some place.  They think the plane will be used again for some nefarious purpose.  Our government has lost credibility both at home and internationally; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Friday, April 18, 2014

Marriage Equality

Some people who are tired of the fight over "marriage equality" have proposed that the government get out of the marriage business altogether.  This is a mistake, and starts from a false premises.  We already have marriage equality in the United States.  Homosexuals have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. 

No one has the right to marry a person of the same sex.  No one has the right to marry a child, or a close relative, or to marry more than one person at a time.  These are same "rights" that the homosexual agenda has been pressing for, they really want to simply abolish marriage altogether.

Society has a duty to protect it's citizens.  One way we do that is to encourage citizens to get married, stay married and have children.  It's the only way to perpetuate the nation.  We do this by tax policy, by health insurance policy and other government policies that favor people getting married, staying married, and having and taking care of their children.  This is the norm in all civilizations.  Failure to have the government recognize marriage as a unique institution will further erode the rights of husband and wife and of parents; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tomahawk Missiles

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2014/03/30/dont_bury_the_tomahawk_107160.html

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. That's an old American saying that President Obama is not familiar with.  He cancelled the Space Shuttle program.  All our space ships are now in museums.  We have no way to get American astronauts into space anymore.

President Obama said we could retire the shuttle because American private industry was on the verge of developing reusable space vehicles that would be cheaper and more reliable than the government run shuttle system.  In the brief interval between retirement of the shuttles, we could contract with the Russians for a ride on one of their space rockets.  What could possibly go wrong?

Now years later we don't have a private launch vehicle.  Our own expendable launch vehicles use Russian rocket motors and we don't have the shuttles.  The Russians do have the Crimea that they conquered from Ukraine.  The same Ukraine that we promised their territory would remain inviolate if they dropped their nuclear weapons.  Now President Obama wants to cancel the Tomahawk cruise missile.  The same cruise missile that has done most of our long range and dangerous strikes into enemy territory.  We don't have a replacement for it.  Maybe we can buy one from the Russians, what could go wrong?  Looks like history is about to repeat itself, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cliven Incident

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/04/14/nevada-rancher-says-us-may-have-damaged-his-cows/20869069/#!slide=2531619

A rancher was having his cattle rounded up by the Federal government.  The dispute blew up into a rally against what many perceive as an oppressive and restrictive and corrupt Federal government.  Hundreds of people, many with guns, turned up to aid the rancher in his dispute with the government.  One story said the rancher owed fees to the government for running cattle on Federal land.  One story said the government was worried about damage to tortoises, but others said the Federal government itself was killing tortoises.  Still others claimed that Senator Harry Reid and the Chinese Communists were trying to steal the land to open a solar farm.

Many in state and local government sided with the rancher.  Few Federal officials spoke out against the rancher or his followers.  The main stream media generally ignored the incident, or gave only the government side of the incident.  The Federal government backed down and returned the cattle.  It seems odd that the government would back down to a crowd of armed people.  It seems odd to get conflicting stories about what happened and why it was happening. 

Since President Bush was elected and now President Obama, first the left and now the right have seemed to have lost all faith in our Federal government.  We need to rid Washington of most of the incumbents during this next election cycle and trim the power and cost of the Federal government.  We need to return more authority and money back to state and local governments were people can get the type of government they want because local officials are more willing to listen to their concerns.  We need to get government out of our lives.  I am glad no one was hurt and I hope this incident can be resolved without injury or oppression, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.