Wednesday, December 31, 2008
MGA Ordered to Stop Selling Bratz Dolls - WalletPop Judges acting on behalf of Mattel have ordered the ceasing of sales of the Bratz Dolls. They say they are too much like a doll that the inventor developed while working for Mattell and so the idea should belong to Mattell. I hope Mattell takes the idea of these dolls and sinks them in a deep hole. Dolls that portray the gangster lifestyle and bring it to a wider audience are simply another sign of the decadence of our society. Gang members who generate large amounts of money by their illegal activity have always had difficulty laundering the money. It is difficult to buy $100,000 cars and $1,000,000 homes using small denomination cash money. So they have to fake profits on a seemingly legitimate business venture so that they can spend most of the money. In the past organized crime would own businesses that did a large volume of cash operations and hide their illegal money with the profits. In more recent times gangsters have turned to the recording business and then clothing and other businesses to not only launder their illegal drug profits but also to legitimize and glamorize their career criminal lifestyles. Music and videos that make gang banging seem fun, profitable and even mainstream tear down our nation and corrupt our youth. The Bratz line of toys was one of these products that while not actually part of the gangster lifestyle, did it's best to bring that lifestyle to little children. I hope Mattell never brings it back; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Emma Watson Prepared for Nude Scenes How wonderful that an eighteen year old actress is already ready for those all important nude scenes. Maybe she should rush right into production on them so that she won't look any older. Maybe she could play a sixteen year old or maybe even a fourteen year old in her next movie. After all, we don't want to miss out on any potential child molesters who might want to spend money on the movies. That window is only open for a short time because once she gets to be twenty years old she will really be too old for that kind of movie role. Our society has the expectation that actresses will have to take off their clothing to be successful. What is the definition of a prostitute? A woman who performs sex acts for money. If she is being filmed at the time, suddenly she is an actress? I don't think so. It used to be that the purpose of entertainments was to uplift us, to enlighten us, to inform us to make us feel better about the human condition. Now art is all about pushing the envelop. Well if you push an envelope far enough, eventually it will fall off the table. I suppose that means eventually all art will be kiddie porn and cannibalism; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Montana judge declares assisted suicide is legal (OneNewsNow.com) A Montana judge has now ruled that it is okay to have grandma put down. Just as if she were the dog. Our society has a culture of death. It starts with people who want to have an abortion for a child who is not perfect. Then it is an abortion for a girl who is under age. Then it is an abortion for a woman who is unmarried. Then it is an abortion for the convenience of the woman, bad time for a baby, might hurt her chances for promotion. Then it is time to think about ending the life of those who are still alive. First we have to allow partial birth abortion. Child is nearly born, but then we have to let it die because we did not want it in the first place. Then we have to end the life of those who are unable to speak for themselves but are adults. Woman sits in coma for a few years, no one will miss her. Then we have grandma who has a disease or who is confused. May as well put her down too, she's old, just like the dog. She has no friends, she is a burden to the relatives, insurance no longer covers her, why not just put her down? Even worse, like so many other problems in our society, this is imposed by our liberal judges, not by a vote of the people. Judges should be protecting the innocent and weak, not allowing them to be killed, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Resolution protects Islam, omits other religions (OneNewsNow.com) The UN wants a resolution to protect Islam from abuse and from slander. How about a resolution that prevents Islam from doing things that cause others to want to abuse and slander them? I can see that a religion that encourages people to fly crowded airplanes into buildings full of people may cause them to be subject to some abuse. I can also see that if a religion has it's followers round up mentally retarded women, strap bombs to themselves and have them blow themselves up in crowds of people there could be some criticism from others. Religions that blow up ancient treasures from other religions may open themselves to some criticism from others. Nations that trade in slaves and deny women the right to vote based on Islamic law, may receive some criticism from other nations. Nations that shelter terrorists who kidnap people and saw their head off with a steak knife for the benefit of Islam, may find themselves in for criticism. Perhaps rather than fix the problems inside Islam, it is just easier to ask that no one criticise them; that's the view from the Histerical Right Wing.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
'Constitutional crisis' looming over Obama's birth location There are still lawsuits over Obama may or my not be a natural born citizen. What a nightmare. How come he does not just rummage around in his sock drawer and pull out the real deal? I have had government jobs, in the Army, the police and I had to show my birth certificate. Had to show one to the a US Passport. What's the big deal? Why is it that people can run for president and not have to prove that they are eligible to be elected to anyone? We have a Secretary of State in every state of the Union, shouldn't they have to buy off on your credentials before you are placed on the ballot? What good are they if people who are not legally permitted to be president could be elected? What happens if Obama is found to be ineligible? Does Vice President Elect Biden get to be president because he was Obama's VP? Does McCain get to be President because he got the second most number of votes in the election? Does GWB get to stay president until we can have another election? There should be no doubt that the people who appear on the ballot have the legal authority to serve if elected. At this stage in the election process we should not be fooling with court cases to see if the candidate elected is eligible; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, December 26, 2008
You Can't Stop Us, Pirate Leader Says Why is it we tremble at the treats of a pirate leader? We are the superpower. We need to act like one. We need to make them fear us. What good are our billions for defense if we can't destroy a few pirates? I understand the people who live in these areas are poor and are not served by a proper government, but that does not give them the right to steal from others. International agencies are trying to make things better but people have to be willing to help themselves. They have to take a risk and stand up for what is right, and piracy is wrong. The shipping companies have to take more responsibility too. They should train their crews to be able to repel boarders. People have a right to expect their cargoes will arrive safely and on time and people on a cruise have a right to be protected against any reasonable threat. We would not sail without life jackets, radios, radar and life boats. Why will we sail without protection from pirates if we are going into pirate infested waters? Cruise ships only need to take existing crew members and give them a small amount of training and a few weapons to keep most pirates away. Most of the pirates are lightly armed and in flimsy boats that won't stand up to much punishment. I am not saying they need big cannons on the Love Boat but a few assault rifles and a machine gun or two will keep the passengers safe, it is the duty of the crew to protect their passengers and they have been remiss in that duty; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Playboy Sorry for Virgin Mary-Like Cover The porn industry is bad enough without actively insulting the Christians who may happen to see their magazine. At a time when people in Mexico celebrate the Virgin Mary, Playboy Magazine in Mexico prints a magazine cover with a woman wearing a scar over her head and a plate glass window behind her. She is obviously wear little to nothing else other than the scarf. A spokesperson for Playboy then says they are sorry and that they did not intend to represent the Virgin Mary. You know, except for the the huge banner across the bottom of the photo that says "We adore you, Mary." Oh, well there is that. Kind of minimizes the sincerity of the apology when it is accompanied by a lie. I did not do that, but if I did do that I would be sorry, but I would still deny it. Does not sound like much of an apology here at the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Battle Earns Soldiers 10 Silver Stars US Army soldiers battle the enemy for hours and in a heroic struggle penetrate into a valley that even the Soviets did not take over. Real hero's in a real war. American soldiers risking their lives in defense of our country and ten of them win the Silver Star medal for heroism for it. How soon will Hollywood make us a movie of this great event? In World War Two we got movies of all the great battles and many of our hero's were immortalized on film. Hollywood is cranking out dozens of movies every month, space aliens, WWII Holocaust victims, stupid shopping mall guards, and remakes about big dogs. We don't have any movies about our heroic troops fighting for our freedom from international Islamic terrorists. Since 9/11 there have not been any terrorist attacks in the United States, yet the liberals keep blaming America for being terrible aggressors all over the world. The American military has been keeping us all safe for seven years. We all were afraid that a few days after 9/11 we would see a cascade of similar terrorists incidents in the United States. Those events never happened. The target was too hard for the terrorists to crack. The Spanish and the English suffered several attacks, but as the war has continued the Islamic terrorists are on the run all over the world thanks to our military and our courageous allies all over the world. I suppose I should read the book, because I can't wait for the movie; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
» American troops in Afghanistan through the eyes of a French OMLT infantryman The American troops are continuing to earn their reputation as being some of the finest in the world. They are viewed by our French allies as good soldiers and good friends. The Americans are always ready to jump in and lend a hand in the fight against terrorist in Afghanistan. The American army is carefully screened, highly professional, experienced and very good at what it does. They are as good as any soldiers we have ever fielded, better than many. They are well trained, constantly tested and updated. They are well disciplined and they know their jobs. Too often our media give us poor images of our Armed Forces. Most people in Hollywood and the media don't know any soldiers and were not in the military. They have no idea how difficult it is to be a soldier and how well our military does a difficult job. The ones who get embedded with the troops gain an entire new perspective of the troops and often their reporting is very good because they see how good our soldiers are; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Advice to Christians: Defend life, prepare for persecution (OneNewsNow.com) Ironically as we move to a more liberal administration, the cause of freedom may be in danger. The first of course is the freedom of the unborn. While our Declaration of Independence may claim Americans have a right to "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..." our liberal Congress and President Elect think otherwise. The other liberty is the freedom of religion for Christians. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, yet that is how some would interpret it. Many of us look to the new administration with trepidation, even fear. An administration that is so committed to gay rights can use that as a lever to bring lawsuits against conservative churches for civil rights violations. Obama has said he agrees with the faith based initivates as long as they obey all federal civil rights laws. Well, what that really means is he does not believe in it at all. A Roman Catholic group providing day care would have to hire gays to care for the children even though they are considered sinful. A conservative Baptist group would have to hire gays to care for the elderly, even though they consider the gay lifestyle to be a sin. So what Obama wants is to destroy the program by making church groups hire people they don't want to hire. They will also look at gay marriage. The federal government under the Democrats may try and pass federal gay marriage laws. Then they will sue conservative and traditional church's for not performing gay marriages. Even if they don't win the lawsuits, they bankrupt the churches. They bring the power of the federal government to move against conservative church's by removing their tax exempt status, and charging them with various civil rights charges, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
North American Military Agreement Signed by the U.S. and Canada The US and Canada have signed an agreement that will allow troops from both nations to respond to emergencies across the border. At first glance that sounds like a good idea. A major earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, hits the border region and the military forces for both nations can pitch in and help with rescue, fire fighting, sand bag filling and food, water, shelter for those under threat. What happens when their is a riot in New York City? Do we want foreign troops to enter the city and shoot the rioters? What happens when their is unrest in Vancouver, do they want American troops to enter the city and shoot the rioters? This agreement sounds like a good idea on the surface, but I think we needed to have a lot more public discourse before we signed it. If President Bush or President Obama needs to enforce a Federal law on a state that is reluctant to go along, like President Eisenhower did when he sent troops into Little Rock to enforce school integration, how will that work? Perhaps if the National Guard won't round up gun owners who refuse to turn in their guns, maybe the Canadian Army will do the work? Or what happens when Mexico wants to be able to send their troops here? Something to think about here at the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Teen Pregnancy Linked to Racy TV Shows A recent study says that teenagers were more likely to get pregnant if they watch racy television shows. It also says that teenagers were more likely to get violent if they watch violent TV shows. What a shocker, if you are in a sexual environment or a violent environment that will have an affect on your behavior. I suppose that is why companies pay millions of dollars to advertise on television during the Superbowl, to change the behavior of people. Too often the entertainment business wants to have it both ways. Watching TV has no effect at all on children, does not make them violent, does not make them have premarital sex. When they have to testify in from of government regulators, that is what they always claim. Then, later the same day when they have to talk to advertisers, they claim that millions of dollars spent on a tiny thirty second commercial will cause folks to rush to the store and lay down their hard earned cash. Too often the entertainment industry provides us with more than entertainment, they provide us with harmful information, biased coverage of historical subjects, and often downright lies. It used to be that the job of actors was to tell use stories to uplift, educate and enlighten us. Now they just try and make money no matter who they hurt; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Zoo cancels ticket deal with Creation Museum (OneNewsNow.com) A creation museum and a zoo offered a two for one ticket deal, buy a ticket from one and use it to gain entrance to both venues. But in keeping with the intolerance and closed mindedness of the scientific community they pressured the zoo to stop the deal immediately. The zoo was not endorsing the deal. The zoo was not having special creation science exhibits. They were just trying to get more people to visit the animals. The political correctness of the left prevents even a zoo from making a deal with creation science organizations to get more people to visit the zoo. Perhaps if you were so worried about people seeing bad science at the creation science museum you could use the opportunity to tell zoo visitors about evolution! If your ideas are right then have the courage of your convictions, invite the creation science people to your zoo and change their minds. Show them where they are wrong, certainly a whole zoo full of animals should have some good examples of evolution. This is typical of the left that they don't want free and open discussion. They are just like the Communist Commissar who wants us all to march in lock step together, never questioning, never daring to state the flaws in the system. Some of those in the evolution movement forget that even Darwin stayed a member of a Christian church; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Newsmax.com – NYC Worried about Mumbai-Style Attacks While people in New York City worry about Islamic terrorists attacking their city in Mumbai-style attacks, they take few actual steps to prevent or minimize such an attack. One of the best things they could do is to permit private citizens to train and equip themselves with firearms. It is impossible to have enough police and private security guards on staff to protect all the citizens of New York who are potential targets. Citizens have shown in the War on Terror that they are able to rise to the occasion and defend this nation against our enemies. United Airlines Flight 93 passengers were able to prevent the hijackers from accomplishing their mission. Because they were unarmed and the hijackers were not, they were unable to save themselves but saved perhaps thousands of people on the ground. Most states in the USA allow private citizens to take a class, undergo a background check and then carry a concealed firearm for self defense. What is the difference between a police officer or security guard who carries a gun? Training, background check is really all they have that civilians typically don't have. So allowing private citizens to carry guns is not so outlandish after all; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
My wife and I went to see the remake of the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. For me movies fall into two categories, good enough to buy on DVD and add to the collection and those that are not. This one is not. From the original warning about the dangers of nuclear warfare, to the new dangers of environmental degradation the movie has changed a lot, and not for the better. The original had the space ship landing in Washington, D.C. but due to the Hollywood hatred of all things that might have reminded us of President Bush, we see the new ship landing in New York City. Some say NYC is the capital of the world and rather than provide an American center for the movie we have to have a world centered view. The original Bobby the little boy, goes around Washington showing the values of Americanism. We don't get that anymore, because we have lost the knowledge that our values are better than those of the rest of the world. In fact, in the new version, Gort the robot kills scores of American police and soldiers; and he's the good guy? Now in the new movie we are finally told that humans are the problem. The new Klatauu has been sent to save the Earth. Not save the human, but rather save the Earth. Because the humans are destroying the Earth. Humans are the problem, not the solution. Humans have less inherent value than squids and frogs; because the aliens try and save them from destruction. At the end the Earth stands still, all the electricity stops, internal combustion engines stop, no power of any kind is left. I would imagine that after a few years of this a few billion people would be dead due to an inability to grow enough food or distribute that food that does get grown. The radical environmentalists will consider someone who kills five out of six billion humans a hero, but I don't here at the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Filthy Rich: Permission to Cheat? Momlogic The very rich often don't get divorced after an affair, not because they are willing to overlook the moral failings of another person and forgive them, but rather because they don't want to give up the money. For the love of money is the root of all evil. Our society has become so concerned about our wealth that we will even let our spouses cheat because we want the money. Parties to a marriage now have prenuptial agreements in anticipate that the marriage will fail. Serial polygamy has become the new rage. We are like the Samaritan woman who has husband after husband, acting as if she were righteous because she was married to them. Marriage is a commitment to another person for life. We need to remember those commitments. How much better would our society be if people would get married to the person they love and stay with them forever? Women wanted equal rights and the right to marriage and divorce. Now how many of those same women are 45 or 50 years old, alone and divorced when the ex-husband has tossed them aside for a woman half her age? Easy divorce laws have not served women well, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The German economy collapsed as a result of the First World War. The German Army in WWI was not defeated in the field, in fact, they even defeated Russia. As a result of the Treaty of Versailles which was very harsh towards Germany, the concern was that Germany was stabbed in the back at the peace negotiations by leftist politicians who could have gotten a better deal for Germany. The US military is winning the war in Iraq, and since Obama won the election and if he quickly pulls American troops out of that nation then there are many who will feel as if our military was stabbed in the back. Many American veterans feel that way over Vietnam. The Americans never lost a major battle in that war, yet we lost it due to a lack of support back home. The Vietnamese Communists practiced asymmetrical warfare, knowing they could not win in the field, they fought the war with surrogates here at home. Liberals may be accused of stabbing the military in the back if they don't get behind the war; perhaps they should get behind the soldiers and the war and work for victory, not just peace.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
St. Louis alderman encourages residents to get armed - AOL Real Estate At last a politician who gets it. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed so that you can exercise your right to self defense from those who would do you harm. There are no safe areas. Crime happens everywhere. Where do the police go without body armor and weapons? No where. Why should the police be armed but those whom they work for have to be on our own when we are attacked? No one can be absolutely safe. Presidents get shot, two in my lifetime and their security is the best in the world. Even the Queen of England had an intruder alone with her in a room in the palace a few years ago. It is the right of every person to be able to protect themselves from those who would do harm to them. Even a rabbit will fight to saves it's own life. Those who with gun control schemes would take away are guns are those who are rich and live in the safest neighborhoods surrounded by armed guards. The hypocricy of those who campaign for gun control like one of the Senators from our state who had a concealed weapons permit. The other Senator from back east who voted for the Assault Weapons Ban and then was found with an Assault Weapon in his home, claiming it was okay because it was a war trophy. There was no mention of an exemption for war trophies. We all need to be able to own guns for our own safety, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Court to decide whether campus evangelism a crime (OneNewsNow.com) Why do I think if this evangelist was passing out fliers in support of gay marriage he would not be hassled? As usual the Christian giving witness for his faith is being oppressed. What good is freedom of religion if we are not given the right to express that religion in public? Freedom of religion is not freedom from religion. Just because a person is on a school campus does not mean they give up all their constitutional rights to free speech, and freedom of religion. I go on college campuses and they have advertising for soda pop, cellular phones, credit cards, movies, and all kinds of other products. Why is it that if the product is Jesus Christ, suddenly you can't talk about it? I see people pushing their political agenda for Islamic organizations, gay rights, and other groups that are opposed to traditional American values, but if they stand for Jesus Christ, suddenly they need a court to determine if it is okay. This Christmas let us pray for the courts, the folks who run our education system and those who oppose traditional American and Christian values. We already have the victory in Christ Jesus; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, December 12, 2008
JCPenney: "We Don't Do African-American Hair" - Black Voices Blogs As any hair stylist will tell you the hair of Black people and White people is different. Some salons do hair for one type and not the other and some salons do hair for both. They require different handling to insure the hair turns out properly. For a salon to say "We don't do African-American hair" is no more unusual for one to say "We don't do White peoples hair." One thing diversity training tells us is that we are different from each other. One of those differences is sometimes the different texture of our hair. In order to work on hair one must have the tools and chemicals and experience to properly handle the specific hair that the customer has. It is unreasonable to expect every hair salon to be able to handle every type of hair, it is not racist, it is economics. If you don't get many people of a given race in the salon to support the infrastructure needed to treat that type of hair, then you won't accept that type of business. As a customer you get out the phone book you look up hair salons and call them until you find one that does your type of hair. I suspect that most places will even have advertisements for what ever hair needs you have. Yet, as usual in this type of situation the person has gotten an attorney and is going to sue the salon because they don't do Black hair. Private businesses should be able to serve any customers they want, no where in the Constitution does it say that every business must make all of their services available to every person; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Marine base bans anti-Islam decals (OneNewsNow.com) A civilian employee of the US Marines has anti-Islamic decals on his personal vehicle. He drives to work and parks his vehicle on a Marine Corps base. The military police on the base have ticketed him for having and offensive decal. As often seems to be the case, stickers or decals that are critical of Christians are permitted, only those that are critical of Islam are forbidden. What exactly constitutes forbidden speech? These decals are critical of those Muslims that attacked our nation, on the attack on the Cole, on the 9/11 attacks and even continue to wage war against us. Can you imagine the military police ticketing a civilian who had a decal on his car during World War Two that was critical of Hitler? There is no nudity or profanity on these decals and I think they should be permitted. They are not on official vehicles. The government not provide the employee with the vehicle. He is simply making a political statement against those he considers enemies of this nation; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Elder of Ziyon: Sharia! 13-year old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia A thirteen year old girl goes to visit her grandmother, but unlike the Little Red Riding Hood story this does not have a happy ending. She is attacked and raped by three men. So the victim reports the assault to the authorities. Under Islamic law you must have four witnesses to testify that a woman was the victim of a rape. The nature of the crime is such that their are seldom any witnesses, much less four of them. So instead the victim is accused of adultery. As a result she is taken to a stadium, and in front of thousands of witnesses she is stoned to death by fifty men. I can understand how you can get fifty men to volunteer to execute someone who murdered a thirteen year old girl, but what sort of perverse cowards volunteer to execute a thirteen year old girl who was simply reporting that she had been raped? Even if her charges were false and she voluntarily had sex with three men, why does she deserve the death penalty? I would think that the men being the adults in the relationship should be the ones who deserve punishment, not the girl. And in any case, none of them deserved death, unless Certainly teenage girls should not be encouraged to have sex and certainly those that do have sex should be punished by their parents, and more closely monitored, but not stoned to death. And adult men who have sex with thirteen year old girls belong in prison, even if it was not a forcible rape, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Luxury Cruise Ship Outruns Pirates Another group of Islamic pirates attacks a Western cruise ship. This time the ship was able to outrun the pirates, and no one was injured despite the pirates firing on the ship. The navies of many nations are patrolling the area but are not able to put a stop to this piracy. In the old days the Western nations would have gone in there and cleaned out the pirates in the nest. The United States is the worlds only superpower. The nations of Europe, Japan and the United States have the majority of worlds military and economic power, and yet we still allow these little criminals to threaten our freedom of the seas and our citizens lives. Freedom of navigation for our ships is essential to keep our nation working. Our oil, our raw materials of nearly all kinds, imported and exported goods all travel by ship and much of it travels near the African coast. These pirates us very small boats, often not much more than Zodiacs, row boats and other very small craft. They come from small poor villages but that is no excuse to attack innocent people going about their lawful business. Every time these attacks occur, Marines from those nations must go into those areas and clean out the villages where these attack originate from. There is no point in spending hundreds of billions of dollars on defense, if we are going to let some local militia or pirates threaten the seaways; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, December 8, 2008
School holds surprise 'Gay' Day for kindergartners The liberal indoctrination of our school children continues as a school holds a gay day for the kids in kindergarten. Why do five year old children have to be sexualized by our schools? There is no legitimate reason why little kids have to know anything about homosexuality. They should not be involved in any sexual activity and they should retain their innocence about such topics at least until junior high school. But to gays everything in their life is often viewed through their sexuality and so everything is sexual. So they just can't wait to indoctrinate little children into the gay lifestyle. They passed out paperwork to the kids that many parents found objectionable for little children. The school apologized and said the materials were intended for older children. I don't want my kid to be taught about homosexuality in school at all. Not even when he his older. The parents were not notified in advance about this type of instruction because then they could have stopped it. The school apologized, but by then the damage is done, the kids can't unlearn the information they were taught. As is often the case, the schools teach their non-mainstream values to the kids. I would like to know the math scores in that school and the other scores on standardized tests. Too often the kids are learning about diversity and gay this and Kwanzaa that and yet have no basic skills to function in society. Parents can teach their kids to be nice, but typically can't teach them algebra, that's why the go to school, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
December 7, 1941. September 11, 2001. Dates that changed the lives of all Americans alive at the time and in the future. On both of those date we were attacked by foreign powers. These were surprise attacks that shocked the nation. In each case, there were indicators that an attack may happen but no one was sure when, or where or even by whom. The US had suspended sales of scrap iron to Japan, their major source of raw materials for making steel. The US then suspended sales of oil to Japan, we were the largest exporter of oil then. Finally the US froze all Japanese assets in the USA. Tensions were very high, and many were worried that there could be war, but no one was certain if and when it would come. On the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks, several government agencies had been compiling information about the possibility of a terrorist attack. The forces of radical Islam had been at war with the rest of the world since the beginning of the religion. America had sent Marines to Tripoli in the Andrew Jackson administration to rescue Americans who's ships had been hijacked and who were being help hostage. With the fall of the Soviet Union, Islamic forces had increasingly targeted the United States for terror attacks. While the fact that the Muslims attacked was not surprising, the nature of the target and the scope of the attack was shocking. The US has enemies all over the world. Constant vigilance is needed to keep us safe. A strong military and a strong and competent intelligence service are essential to keep the nation safe. Intelligence gathering is difficult and often imprecise. It requires interpretation that may not always be correct. We knew the Japanese aircraft carrier fleet was missing, but we did not know where they were going. We knew the Muslims were learning to fly planes, but did not know what that meant. It is important to remember these dangers, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
By the Numbers - November 2008: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime Edition - Autoblog Recently sales of automobiles have been way down. I read also that auto workers make about $50.00 per hour. According to the Federal Government the average US hourly wage is a little over $18.00 per hour. Kind of makes you wonder why car manufactures are asking the rest of use who make a third of their employees to bail them out. Maybe the first thing they should do is cut every ones pay by about 50%, fire about a third of their executives and then look at the financials before coming to the taxpayers. The government does not bail out anyone. The taxpayers bail them out when the government hands out money. We are taking money from people who make an average of $18 per hour and giving it to bankers, brokers, real estate investors who often make a lot more than that. I don't think it is fair to have regular folks who work hard, pay their bills, pay their taxes to bail out companies that can't make a profit. When companies are about to go broke, then perhaps they should seek bankruptcy protection. If they have assets that can be used, then they should be sold off. I am reluctant to give management a second chance when they have already driven a company into the ground once. I understand that sometimes things happen outside the control of an individual or even individual company, but there is a difference between just giving them money and helping solve a problem. Perhaps the government could just give every American a low interest loan for five years that's enough to buy a car. Then at least we would all get something out of the deal, and then the car companies would have to compete; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Records Detail Vick's Lavish Spending - AOL Sports Vick engages in criminal activity. Dog fighting is an inhumane criminal activity and he deserves to go to jail for a long time. Dogs serve mankind in many unique and helpful ways and don't deserve to be pitted against one another forced to fight. Dogs act act companions, sniff for bombs and drugs, and save lives. In return they should not be treated cruelly. Professional sports players are treated like hero's by many people. When they engage in ongoing criminal conspiracies they should not be allowed to return to play. Children and teens need hero's that exemplify the ideals of honor, decency, humanity and patriotism. Someone who runs dog fighting rings is not that type of person. Allowing him to return to professional sports will only further sully the already poor reputation many professional sports have earned. Taxpayers shell out millions of dollars for sports arenas so that millionaire players can play a kids game for the entertainment of the masses. As part of the return on that investment we should require that those who play in those games be a moral example to our youth, not just another life long criminal who is working the system to his advantage because he can play ball. Vick should got to jail and then when he has served his sentence he should fall out of the public eye; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
NRA-ILA :: Gun Owners Need Not Apply?Obama Personnel Questionnaire Shows Anti-gun Bias The Obama Personnel Questionnaire asks this question: "Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.” What business is it of theirs if someone who wants a job with them owns a gun or not? Gun ownership is a generally lawful activity and is none of your employers business. What about immediate family members? Again, if my wife or children or parents own guns, what business is that of my employer? And they want complete ownership information? Again, what business is that of your employer? And why do I want to tell others what kind of guns I have in my home? It seems to me that would simply make me a target of crooks who would want to steal my guns! If I have not been convicted of any criminal use of a firearm, again, why should my employer know about any gun activity in my life? It's not like Obama is hiring firearms instructors and so this information will be job related. Also, in most states guns are not required to be registered, so again, why ask about it? They don't ask about all the cars you own and if you have had property damage with your car, and if your car is registered. Cars are involved in a lot more deaths each year than guns are, I suppose they just did not want to exclude Ted Kennedy from applying for a position. Why is it that private companies have to ask questions that are job related but Obama can seemingly ask anything he likes, even if it does not relate to the position? As usual the liberal and big government people do whatever they like because they are elitists who think they are better than the rest of us here at the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
YouTube 'not a friend to pro-lifers' (OneNewsNow.com) YouTube has pulled several videos of pro-life organizations. They say the videos are inappropriate. So it is okay to make and post pornographic videos, but not videos that are pro-life because those are inappropriate. It is okay to make videos that make fun of Christian beliefs, but videos that question the ethics of abortion providers are questionable. Freedom of speech is an important right that we all have, but it is always interesting to me how liberals are so very vague about supporting that right. They seem to think that it is okay to support the most lewd material, and material that depicts violence of the most disgusting type, but political speech is not covered. The Bill of Rights was all about free political speech. It was not written to protect pornographers. It was not written so we can go to a theater and watch torture, murder, cannibalism movies. It was written so that we can explain our political positions to others in an effort to change their minds. YouTube is a great resource, there are many interesting and amusing videos playing there for free 24/7. They should not censor the political views of the people posting videos there. Abortion is a major issue in this country and this just seem to be another example of the liberals suppressing the free speech of conservatives; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
A recent article in the NRA publication American Rifleman states that a gun shop was under investigation by the BATFE for willful failure to keep proper records. The gun shop sold 129,000 guns and had failed to account for 230 guns. They checked and found 68 of the guns were on hand in the store and most of the others were otherwise accounted for by the store. I suspect that a few of the remainder were shoplifted or stolen by employees. Retail businesses have products stolen all the time, out of every 129,000 televisions Wal-Mart stocks, how many are stolen? How many of them are not properly accounted for by Wal-Mart? All this from the BATFE who when investigated by the Inspector General reported they lost 76 guns and 418 laptop computers. The gun control advocates expect a standard for gun retailers that is not met by other retailer and not even met by the Federal regulators. Government should not be interfering with lawful companies doing lawful business simply because they don't fill out every little piece of paper properly. Every employer must fill out government forms when they hire new people. They have to be perfect, yet they are complicated and even when you ask, you can't get straight answers as to how to properly fill out the forms. The government must realize that there are real people filling out these form and real people are not perfect; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Planned Parenthood condemned for 'lethal gift certificates' (OneNewsNow.com) Now you can let your less fortunate friends celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus by giving them a gift certificate to their local abortion clinic. While the rest of us celebrate the life of a new born baby boy, they can experience the excitement that only comes with an abortion. Yes, it is truly Christmas when we believers celebrate life, by taking the life of the innocent. We all get to be like King Herod and re-enact the murder of all those babies when he tried to kill Jesus. As always the liberals are not satisfied with their immoral life styles. They have to get the rest of use to validate them and if not have them constantly rammed into our faces. Planned Parenthood selling gift certificates for medical services. They claim they are giving the gift of health for those who don't have health insurance. The reality is that they are giving the gift to the largest provider of abortions in the nation. Planned Parenthood does not exist to provide medical services, they exist to provide abortions. Any other medical services they provide are simply secondary sources of income for them. It is appalling to me that people would actually give a gift certificate to such a group. If you know someone who is so poor that they need health services then give them cash, they can then get the services they need from real hospitals and clinics, not abortion factories; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.