Sunday, July 20, 2014

Space


http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/04/15/chinas-president-urges-militarization-of-space.html?ESRC=eb.nl

Communist China wants to be a superpower in space.  They are discussing manned Moon missions.  They lie about what they launch and say they are launching a civilian research satellite and instead launch a satellite killer weapon test.

The Communists know that US military forces rely on satellites for GPS both to navigate and to target enemy positions.  Being able to destroy some or all of those satellites would give our enemies a great advantage.

The US has declared space to be a weapons free area.  We gave up our massive advantage in space decades ago and now we are giving up almost all of our space program.  He who controls the high ground controls the low ground.  We have forgotten that maxim of war, and I worry we may learn it the hard way; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Taiwan Ships

http://www.janes.com/article/36564/us-house-approves-frigate-sale-to-taiwan

Taiwan is going to buy four Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates from the United States.  While I am pleased we are selling these ships to Taiwan, I think our China strategy is very flawed.  I would rather we sell them these four ships and sell them four brand new modern state of the art frigates too, built in the United States.

While it is good to provide weapons to our allies, we can do better.  Sell them new ships, made in the USA that create new jobs and new opportunities for an adjustment to our balance of trade.  Selling 30 or 40 year old ships does little to advance the power of our allies and does little to help our economy.

I believe we made a great error in our relationship with Taiwan.  I think we should go back to recognizing Taiwan as an independent nation and the rightful rulers of the mainland.  I think we should cut back on our relationship with Communist China, it's not working well for us; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Holidays

Anna Jarvis organized the first celebration of Mothers' Day at a Methodist church.  She wanted a celebration that would honor women and what better woman to honor then our mothers?  She expected people would wear a white carnation in honor of their mother.  She wanted people to visit their mother and go to church.

Americans have too often ignored our holidays specific meaning and instead we have applied a new meaning to most of them. They have all become an opportunity to have a party, give someone a gift and get drunk.  Too few Americans realize the unique nation they live in today.

Rather, Americans ask others to give them things.  They don't want to work, they don't want to give back to their communities, they don't want to volunteer.  They want someone else to do the work and for them to get the rewards.  I have worked in low income housing and had people point out four generations that live there in separate apartments and have no interest in making their lives better.  We live in the best nation in the world, but we need to work together and work harder to keep it that way; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Immigration

The United States as a terrible problem along our border.  We need a solution to this problem right away.  First we need to build a massive border fence.  All they way across the whole border.  

Don't put troops on the border. You don't want the money of drug lords to corrupt the military. We need more Border Patrol agents, and better still, we need more hearing officers. Each person detained has a right to counsel and to a hearing before being deported so we don't accidentally deport a citizen. 

Since in felony cases all over the country an arraignment is held in three working days from the time of arrest, there is no reason for illegal aliens to be held longer than a few days before deportation. The problem we face is illegal aliens are not deported right away and the Border Patrol is understaffed; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Marijuana Legalization

  http://www.thenation.com/article/180493/anti-pot-lobbys-big-bankroll


If find it interesting how the article says there are no known deaths related to marijuana but dismisses driving under the influence of marijuana, which does kill people and people eating marijuana brownies which has caused at least two people in Colorado to kill themselves since it was legalized this year. 

Nearly everyone I have tell me marijuana should be legal, uses it already illegally, thinks the money in taxes will solve all our problems, or thinks there is some big conspiracy keeping it illegal.  I find it rather self serving that people who do something that is illegal want to make that thing legal.  Just like making casino gambling legal, the taxes never make up for the problems that show up with legal marijuana or legal gambling.

Does the conspiracy reach to Cuba, North Korea, Russia, and France? Because Marijuana is illegal nearly everywhere in the world.  There are good reasons why marijuana is illegal everywhere.  Do you want your airline pilot to smoke marijuana?  How about your tax accountant, or your kids school teachers, or your police, or members of the military?  If you make it legal, then it's legal and acceptable for Evonne to use, and I think that's a huge problem; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Space

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_%28film%29

The Wife and I are sitting in our home watching 2001: A Space Odyssey together.  The movie took four years to complete and was released in1968.  In the movie a character puts his credit card in a slot and direct dials a call to his home on Earth, with a video conference with his little girl at home.

They show a commercial flight going from Earth to a massive double wheel space station.  There we see Howard Johnson and Hilton are present to provide services to travelers.  The space station is massive and people walk around in a shirt sleeve environment.  Later, we see travelers visiting one of several Moon bases.

Now, almost fifty years later, we can make the phone call, but we can't do any of the rest of it. Our space station is small and cramped.  There are no Moon bases. There is no commercial space shuttle.  Now with President Obama, we don't have a government run space shuttle program either.  I think it is terrible the way we have neglected the exploration of outer space; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Standard of Living

There may be global warming, it might be caused by people.  So let the people enjoy the benefits.  A northwest passage over the top of the world to open more trade with Europe, North America, and Asia.  Man has dreamed of such a passage for centuries, maybe this will be the time for it.

Longer growing seasons in places like Russian, Norway, Sweden, and Canada can't be a bad thing.  That will allow them to export more food to other parts of the world.  If other regions are going to be dryer, maybe we need to work harder to develop methods of desalination of ocean water for people to drink and irrigate crops.  The American Southwest is very dry and yet very fertile.

We need to be environmentally responsible, but we also should upgrade our standard of living, not fall backwards.  I look at new Fiat cars being sold in America.  They are hardly more than a roller skate.  I remember the 1973 Chevrolet Impala station wagon.  It would go 110 miles per hour with six adults in the car and all their luggage.  They were seated comfortably.  That's a car.  We need to create that car in a version that gets 100 miles per gallon at 100 miles an hour.  I don't want our standard of living to continue to decline, it needs to improve.  We deserve better; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.