Thursday, January 29, 2015

Department of Education

Eliminate the Federal Department of Education.  Then use a voucher system to pay for schools.  The school district divides all the money they have by the number of students. The state does the same thing. The parents get a voucher good for that amount of money for each child. 

The parent selects a school for their child and the district then pays that school that amount of money for the year.  So each school that is doing a good job as determined by the parents, gets money. Each school that is doing poorly, as judged by the parents, will get less money. 

Those schools that can't survive go out of business. Money goes to government school or private school. No additional costs to education. Removes the power of administrators and teachers unions and gives it directly to the parents.  No one cares more about the kids than their own parents; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sadness in Canada

http://www.stolinsky.com/wordpress/index.php/2014/10/27/oh-canada/

 A Muslim terrorist attacked the Parliament building in Canada.  He was a habitual drug user and a convert to Muslim.  He stated he wanted to attack Canada because of the Canadian policy of fighting the War on Terror.

He used a lever action rifle.  His previous criminal convictions were enough to prevent him from legally buying or possessing a firearm.  Obviously these laws were completely useless in preventing the murderous attack.

Western nations continue to relay on outdated firearms laws to protect their citizens.  Radical Islam continues to murder their citizens and yet politicians and media act befuddled about the motivation of these killers. As in the Canadian Parliament attack, the only reasonable response to an armed attack by a Radical Muslim is to shoot back, not wait for police; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, January 23, 2015

VHS

I have owned VHS, Laser Disc, DVD and Blu-Ray players.  I am beginning to suspect there will be no "next format."  I think everything is going to be digital and stored on the Cloud.  I don't think we will own media in the future.  I believe it will be like the Amazon Kindle model where you are licensed to view the content and the license can be cancelled, revoked, or changed at anytime.  

I think movies and TV shows will be pulled if someone finds them offensive, and I think they will be pulled and edited in other cases to make them "better."  I have already noticed DVDs that have been edited for content because one of the main characters was using "racist" language in a show that's 50 years old.  

I would rather own physical copies so I don't have to have my favorite show edited for content, or withdrawn for other reasons.  I don't think old movies or TV shows should be edited unless the original version is also available and the edits are clearly noted on the jacket so the purchaser will be aware of them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DVD

I had VHS since about 1978, then got Laser Disc too.  My plan was to skip DVD for the next big thing, but someone gave me a DVD player for Christmas one year and a few DVDs so I started getting those.  The biggest advantage over VHS seemed to be that the DVD did not wear out with use, where the VHS got worse and worse as they were played.  Some of my LIS episodes and other movies and TV shows were in pretty rough shape after a few years.  

So I have been gradually  building up the DVD collection, anticipating I would skip Blu-Ray.  However, when Batman came out in Blu-Ray and the rumor of LIS in Blu-Ray I figured it was time to go with Blu-Ray.  I purchased a Blu-Ray player and Batman on Blu-Ray for Christmas as well as Dick Van Dyke Show.  My wife and I have been watching those and DVD of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, one episode of each every night.

The Blu-Ray of Batman is spectacular. It is fully restored so the prints are excellent, the colors vivid.  VTTBOTS is in color and although it is only DVD the quality is much improved over playing it on a DVD player, we noticed the difference right away.  Dick Van Dyke is black and white, and it also looks great as a Blu-Ray.  Very crisp, clear image, looks brand new, not 50+ years old, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Global Warming & Abortion

Recently I was involved in a conversation with a liberal about global warming.  There was a quotation from a news source that said the Earth had been cooling for the last couple decades rather than warming.  The liberal immediately branded this as false information because it must have come from Fox News.

Once the source of story was determined to be CNN, the liberal then said the information was irrelevant.  So false if it comes from a conservative news outlet but true if it comes from a liberal news media source. 

The liberals like to talk about the science being settled when it comes to global cooling, global warming, climate change, or whatever it is this week, but never want to talk science when it comes to abortion.  Science says human individuals begin their lives at conception, not birth.  The science is settled.  The liberals disregard that and instead rely on emotions, it's a woman's right to choose.  I agree it is a woman's right to choose if she will have sex or not, it is not her right to choose to murder her baby; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Free Markets

Free market economies work just fine, but we tinker with them too much. President Obama has never owned a business but he thinks he knows how to run one. Free healthcare, free college, free time off with pay; how do you pay for all that? There is not a pie that is divided up. 

There is a pie that grows larger with more economic activity. Protect American workers from cheap foreign labor, like Communist China, and illegal aliens and wages here will go up. Those two things are also rightly the job of the Federal government.  Require that all police have the authority and duty to arrest and deport illegal aliens.  Require an import duty on all goods imported from nations that persecute Christians and other religious minorities.  So Saudi Arabian oil gets a 10% tax and Communist Chinese goods get another 10% tax too.  Use the money to balance our budget and pay down our debt.

President Obama needs to stop trying to run everyone elses business and instead run the executive branch.  He needs to stop moralizing about things he does not understand and rather do his real job.  Protect Americans from foreign attacks and prevent Americans from cheap foreign labor; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Perfect Ten




GOD spake these words, and said:

1. I am the LORD thy God; Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

2. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me and keep my commandments.

3. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain.

4. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

5. Honor thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

6. Thou shalt do no murder.

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

8. Thou shalt not steal.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. 

Why are they called the Ten Commandments?

There are two reasons.  There are ten of them.  We are commanded to obey them.  They are not suggestions, advice, tips for living, or good ideas.  They are commandments, give to us by our Commander; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.