Monday, December 31, 2012

Army of God

 
The headline says that the cadet quit West Point over religion.  The fail to mention the clinical depression that is buried deep in the article, that prevents him from being commissioned as an Army officer.  The article also speaks about the "wall of separation between church and state" but such a wall does not exist in law.
 
This is simply a continuation of the war on religion by the secular humanists in our society.  They are trying to make this a culture with freedom from religion, where no one is exposed to anything religious outside of a church.  Even the article admits the majority of those in the academy are conservative Christian.  This is a simple case of a small minority wanting to impose their will on the majority.
 
We have seen what has happened when we removed God from the public schools.  Rampant teenage pregnancy, drugs, and even mass murder have been the result since the removal of prayer and God from public schools.  Do we really think this is any kind of progress?  Do we really want to remove God from our military?  We need to turn to God, not turn away; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pay Increase

http://www.opm.gov/oca/compmemo/2012/2013PAY_Attach.pdf

Just as the rest of the nation is about to experience pay cuts, tax increases and continued high unemployment, the President announced pay increases for Federal workers.  Their pay has been frozen since 2010.  My wife had her pay cut 15% in the last four years by her employer because business conditions are so poor.  I have been laid off twice and unemployment extensions for hundreds of thousands of people in California will be cut off if the fiscal cliff is not avoided.

It's good to know that Federal workers who have incredible job security and have not had any pay cuts will instead get raises of as much as $5,000 in 2013.  While the rest of us in the real world are struggling to keep afloat.  It is very galling that government employees, those who serve the people, are getting raises when most in private industry are not getting any.

Unemployment is at historic highs and has been during the whole of the Obama Administration.  Raising taxes and increasing the Federal payroll is not going to help with that problem.  It is just another example of how government employees are out of touch with the rest of the people.  Better health insurance, better retirement plans and wage increases, all on the backs of the American worker who sees his good job going overseas or being moved out of state.  Continued mismanagement by the Obama Administration; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Science

http://phys.org/news171643486.html

A totally new method of generating electricity has been discovered.  Trees apparently generate a small amount of electrical energy that can be tapped and used to power a tiny device.  Scientists are working to develop methods of getting more out of these trees to power more products.

Imagine low power telephones, lights and other household items powered by the very trees in your backyard.  What an elegant solution to the energy crisis.  Simply plant more trees and create more energy.  Basic research is important.  The Obama Administration has wasted money on short term political gains and stopped space research and other important science.

Basic scientific research has kept American Industry and military in the forefront of the world.  The government has always provided money for this type of basic science to help industry to stay ahead of the industry of other nations.  The nation has many problems, science can help us solve many of them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, December 28, 2012

American Decline

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/12/intelligence-community-us-out-as-sole-superpower-by-151519.html

There is a prediction that the USA will no longer be the sole superpower sometimes in the next few years. There are several reasons for this and they are all our fault.  The United States has done a terrible job of preventing potential enemies from gaining power.  Our State Department and our Department of Commerce have failed to restrain the economic and military power of the Communist Chinese.

The US has no economic policy worthy of the name.  We have had an energy crisis since the early 1970's.  Since that time we have built nearly no power plants and no significant nuclear energy plants.  We need domestic energy sources, we should have already weaned ourselves from Middle East oil.

We have had millions of American jobs go overseas.  We have millions of American without jobs and yet, we permit millions of illegal aliens to enter and stay in the nation.  We have brought the downfall on ourselves and we have no one else to blame for our own destruction; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sea Otters

http://fountainvalley.patch.com/articles/sea-otters-again-free-to-roam-southern-california

Sea Otters are once again in Southern California.  I am glad that they have been brought back from the edge of extinction.  As a Christian I know that God has placed man in dominion over the Earth and all the creatures too.  It is our Christian duty to preserve the works of God and to make certain that they don't go extinct if we can help it from happening.

One of the best ways to keep animals from becoming extinct is to have an economic reason to keep them alive.  Tourists can be encouraged to vacation in areas where their are sea otters.  Otters are cute animals and people like to watch them. 

The otters need protection from hunting and I am all for that until they can be fully restored throughout their range.  I think that once the otter is fully restored, limited hunting should be resumed.  Deer are hunted every year and there are millions of them everywhere.  Careful management of wildlife is our duty.  Allowing wild animals to be treated like pets is not wildlife management, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Unknown

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/07/pearl-harbor-survivor-helps-identify-unknown-dead/

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, the military was worried that their may be more attacks.  They were concerned that the Japanese could return and land troops on the islands.  The military had over a thousand bodies to take care of and a war to fight.  Many of the bodies were buried quickly and with little attempt to determine who they were in life.

A survivor of those attacks has been working with the Department of Defense to identify the bodies of people who were buried as Unknown.  This man has been doing this for years and has identified many people who were Unknown.  A grateful nation owes him a debt of thanks for this work.

The USA should never stop trying to identify unknown bodies of our servicemen.  We owe the families a body to bury and that means we have to identify them, every time.  It is not too much to give to a family that has given a loved one in the defense of our nation; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Christ our Lord is born this day.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

This nation was founded by Christians on Christian principles.  George Washington was Anglican and never left the church.  He would not allow homosexuals to serve in the Continental Army.  He even tossed out those who were discovered as serving in the army.  Our nation had moral principles and even under the Jefferson administration the Federal government paid for priests to be sent to help convert Indians to Christ.

Since then we have taken religion out of public schools.  We don't allow children to sing Christmas carols or to pray in classes anymore.  We allow rap music instead and permit swearing.  We deny Christians to use school property to have a Christian school club, but we permit homosexuals and pagans to have school clubs.

The Church of England was the official church of the English government at the time of the American Revolution.  When the United States was founded we did not want to force government officials to be of any specific official religion.  So we devised a separation of church and state.  It was never intended to keep people from praying at public events, or display religious symbols or Nativities.  Now we have freedom from religion as the norm.  Don't allow anyone to speak about their religious belief, if they are Christians.  Christians face discrimination from our own government, a government founded on religious freedom.  How ironic; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Money and Warfare


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdPkaCTdxBU&feature=BFa&list=PL8E1EE5E0DB3D2E58

There are wargames happening that show what could happen if an enemy nation tries to bring down the United States using currency manipulation and other market forces.  The designer of the wargame seems to make a good case that the Communist Chinese could bring down the American stock market and crash American currency.

The United States now has the most capable military forces in the world.  They are backed up by a large, patriotic and educated workforce and manufacturing base that can out produce any other nation on earth.  We are gradually losing those advantages as our manufacturing base outsources too much overseas.  Our education system is failing many of our children.  Our president has taking a weak stand against the Communist Chinese taking our jobs and manipulating currency.

Nations that don't like America are working on ways to defeat the United States without having to take our military on directly.  They are also working on stealing our military technology so that they can use our money to build weapons that are as good as ours, but cheaper.  We need to stop exporting jobs, and consider cyber-attacks, and currency attacks as real attacks, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Weapons & Suicide

In Japan they have almost no civilian weapons, yet their rate of suicide is much higher than in the USA. They hang themselves or cut themselves to death. If people want to kill themselves the presence or absence of guns won't stop them from killing themselves.
In the United States we do a very poor job of treating the mentally ill. Everyone one of these mass murders has been committed by someone who was described by friends, neighbors and relatives as disturbed. Rather than obtain proper mental health care for them these people obtained a weapon and killed others. They also don't need guns to commit their crimes. Two of the largest mass murders in the United States were a bombing attack on a school and an arson fire at a discotheque.
I favor doing something that is effective to stop mass murders. We need a significantly better mental health care system in the United States to stop deranged people from hurting themselves or hurting others. No sane person goes to a mall or school and shoots a dozen people. Taking away the guns won't solve the problem. It will only punish the law abiding people who use guns for lawful purposes; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

No Che

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/10/drop-store-that-drops-f-bomb/

When I go shopping there are many things I won't buy.  I won't buy clothing that contains offensive messages.  I don't buy clothing with a marijuana leaf displayed on the clothing.  I won't buy clothing that shows an image of Che Guevara.  I won't buy clothing with obscene language on it.

Drugs are a terrible disaster for our nation.  Marijuana is a gateway drug to other drugs.  No one uses heroin or cocaine unless they had marijuana first and then moved on to a harder drug.  It should be a felony to posses in my opinion.  Those states that recently legalized it for recreational use are going to find in increases rather than decreases their drug and crime problems.  Our society is far too coarse and rude.  We don't need to have bumper stickers and tee shirts with obscene messages on them.

Che was a murderer and a communist.  Communism is an evil and godless system that enslaves and murderers people.  It should never be encouraged.  Che personally tortured and murdered people.  He should not be treated like a celebrity. He is not worthy of adulation.  He was a bad man and his name should be forgotten; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gun Free Zone

In my opinion no place should be allowed to be designated as a "gun free zone" unless there are proper procedures in place to insure it it in fact, gun free.  Just because a law is passed that says a place is a gun free zone does not make it so; any criminal by definition of being a criminal will ignore such laws.
High fencing, metal detectors and armed guards, all access limited to the entrances with guards and metal detectors. Just like going to the airport. Then you can put up a gun free sign, otherwise, the general public can enter with their guns if it is otherwise legal to do so. When you put up a gun free sign you have a moral obligation to insure the area is gun free.
When kids are attacked by criminals armed with guns in a gun free zone, I think the parents should sue the school district and state legislature, everyone who voted for the gun free zone law because they did not pass enabling legislation to insure area would be gun free.  I bet everyone who enters the state capital and the state courts have to pass through a metal detector to enter their gun free zone.  Gun free zone should be eliminated or really mean something; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Drones


http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Prototype_of_European_combat_drone_makes_maiden_flight_999.html

The era of manned combat aircraft may be drawing to a close.  The USAF, the Communist Chinese, and the Europeans are all making drone aircraft.  These systems allow combat to take place without putting friendly forces at risk.  This type of long range warfare could make it easier to attack your neighbor if you know you won't suffer any casualties.

The Communist Chinese have managed to out produce most of the rest of the world in most manufacturing businesses.  If the Europeans and Americans can't make televisions, radios, computers at prices that are as low at Chinese merchandise, and if the quality of our products is not any better, what will happen in the realm of drones?

The Communist Chinese may be able to make drones as good as ours and cheaper.  That could give them a huge military advantage in the air.  We need to work with the Europeans and other nations that share our values and insure that we have a military advantage in quality over the Chinese.  Communist China is a potential danger to us all; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Why Have Guns?

Guns are like automobiles. Some people don't like them and don't have any. Some people need them and have a few. Some people like them a lot and have large numbers of them. I know people who own three or four cars, but you can only drive one at a time. Like cars, guns are collectable, and have different uses. A shotgun with a long barrel is used to hunt ducks. A shotgun with a short barrel is used to hunt deer. A shotgun with fine engraving can be used to shoot skeet. A shotgun with a a short barrel and folding stock can be used for home defense. A double barrel shotgun can be used for cowboy action shooting. A single shot shotgun might be grandpas family heirloom.
Why have more than one guitar? They are used for different purposes. They have different sounds and different tone, or have sentimental value or simply look cool.  That's why there are different kinds of weapons and why people own multiple weapons. There is nothing sinister about it.  In Switzerland every male between about 20 and 60 is in the militia and has a fully automatic rifle with ammunition at home. They also have many people who own and carry handguns. They have a more ingrained gun culture than the United States. Yet, Switzerland has almost no murder. They don't have mass school shootings. Israel is also filled with people carrying guns around everywhere. They also have almost no mass shootings. 

The reason these two places have no mass shootings is that an armed person will shoot the shooter almost immediately and put an end to the rampage. That happens here in the USA also. The Clackamass Mall shooting, in Colorado where two people were killed, a few weeks ago was stopped by an armed civilian who confronted the shooter. The shooter retreated and killed himself without the citizen having to fire.  Let's find solutions to mass shootings that actually work; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Football Player

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/12/03/news/state/jovan-belcher-cut-hand-while-punching-window-during-freshman-year-at-umaine/

A football player signed a $1.9 million dollar contract and drives around in a Bentley, one of the most expensive automobiles in the world.  The player than argued with his girlfriend over money, murdered her and killed himself.  His girlfriend had just had their baby.

They had a tempestuous relationship for the last three years according to news reports.  He went out with another woman the night before.  He had several contacts with police six years ago when he was in college.  They were living in a rented apartment at the time of the murder / suicide.  He has an income of over a million dollars and drives a Bentley, but can't afford to either buy a home or marry his girlfriend?  It was not the gun that was responsible for this incident, it was the immoral and unethical murderer who is to blame for this crime.

If he loved this woman he should not have had sex with her until they were lawfully married.  They should not have had a child out of wedlock.  If he had to argue over money he should not have been driving a Bentley.  This is typical of major league sports stars who get into trouble.  They have a life history of irresponsible; often criminal behavior and it ends up with the player dead or in jail.  Sports players need to have much greater moral guidance in their lives.  The leagues need to take greater responsibility in selecting players who will be better role models to the fans rather than petty criminals, and people who live in sin, and waste their money on conspicuous consumption; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Guns

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/12/the-case-for-more-guns-and-more-gun-control/309161/

People who favor gun control often point to places like Japan and speak of how little crime there is in Japan and how few people are killed by guns.  Japan does have a very low murder rate.  The same people often decry gun violence that is not actually criminal.  They complain that the presence of firearms makes it too easy to commit suicide in the United States.  Thousands of American commit suicide using guns every year. 

What is often overlooked is that Japan, with almost no guns, has a suicide rate that is higher than the United States suicide rate.  If the presence of guns in the United States equates to a high suicide rate why is the suicide rate in Japan so low, when they have almost no guns?  Also, I have never seen a study that showed cities in the United States that all but banned the possession of firearms have either a lower rate of suicide or a lower rate of murder than comparable American cities with few restrictions on firearms.

Firearms are merely a tool.  They are an inert instrumentality.  Like fire and automobiles they are neither inherently good nor evil and like fire and automobiles they have legitimate purposes.  Fire can heat our homes and cook our food; or burn down a warehouse.  Automobiles can take us to work or kill someone in a collision.  The utility of fire and automobiles outweighs their downside.  The utility of firearms also outweighs the downside of their possession as well; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

NRA

Join the NRA. They do a lot. They lobby all over the nation to prevent bad bills from being signed into law. With millions of members it is difficult for the anti-gun people to ignore them. The NRA also works with manufacturers, police and others to provide technical information about ammo and guns. They also operate an extensive and excellent firearms museum. They sometimes get involved in lawsuits. They provide insurance for both theft of guns and liability. They provide public information through their web sites and magazines and book publishing. They run shooting competitions all over the country. They are the largest organization training police in firearms proficiency in the nation. They do a lot, but they can't do everything and be everywhere. They have a lot of money but they are not a bottomless pit of money either.
Next join your state affiliate organization of the NRA. That's the California Rifle and Pistol Association in California. They do the same sort of thing the NRA does but at the state level. They can focus only on your local state. I know the CRPA publishes a pamphlet about California guns laws every year. They lobby the state legislature and the Dept. of Fish and Game all the time on gun and hunting issues. They do a great job too, but can't do it all.
Then join other more focused groups like Gun Owners of America. These groups tend to be very active politically and also in lawsuits for pro-second amendment issues. What they do is very important and often work in conjunction with the State organization or NRA if they have a case with merit.  The NRA and State organizations tend to be more conservative and take a long term and big picture point of view. NRA has been around about 150 years, most of these other groups a lot less.  I am a life member of the NRA and CRPA. I encourage you all to join at least three gun related groups; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Unlawful Combatant

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324205404578147543927778924.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Terrorists are not criminals; at least not in the sense of bank robbers and car burglars.  They are terrorists, they are soldiers in an unlawful army waging an unlawful war, according to the rules of land warfare, the Geneva Conventions.  In order to be a lawful soldier you have to answer to a lawful government and wear a uniform and fight in the open.

Planting a bomb at a marketplace while wearing civilian clothing, hijacking an airplane while dressed as a passenger and planning a suicide bombing are not the acts of lawful combatants.  The citizenship of the person making the terrorist attack is not relevant.  In WWII many American citizens fought on the side of the Germans.  When they were captured they were treated as POWs initially because they were captured fighting for a lawful armed force, the German Army.

Todays' terrorist does not fight for a lawful army and they don't obey the rules of land warfare.  There is no reason to give them POW protections, it is not required by law.  There is no reason to give them the protections of American citizens who have been accused of a criminal offense, they are not criminals in the domestic sense.  They are unlawful combatants in war and don't deserve the benefits of either being a POW or an accused criminal; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Communist Provocation

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/12/13/japan-scrambles-f15s-over-chinese-patrol-plane.html?ESRC=eb.nl

The Communist Chinese flew an aircraft over some disputed islands in the Pacific.  The Japanese scrambled eight F-15 fighters and one AWACS plane.  The Chinese plane was gone before they got there.  The Japanese did exactly the correct thing, they responded with overwhelming strength. 

The media, soft on the Communist Chinese, tried to tie the incident to the Rape of Nanking, in 1937 because this flyby happened on the anniversary of that incident.  This incident has nothing to do with that historical event.  It is just a distraction by the Communists to try and win sympathy.  The Japanese are a democracy, with free markets and multiparty elections.  The Communist Chinese are a totalitarian system run by one party. 

Now that the United States, under President Obama, has cut defense and gradually withdrawn American forces from the Pacific Rim the Chinese are beginning to fill that power vacuum.  The United States needs to have at least 15 full size aircraft carriers in service.  We just retired the Enterprise and the Communist Chinese are emboldened.  That's the real connection between the actions of Chinese, not a 75 year old war Japanese war crime; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

School

http://www.dennisprager.com/columns.aspx?g=07f08515-be95-4197-955e-327f6a0b98f8

In the linked article, Dennis Prager says that schools should not be about the race of the student.  Students should learn to speak proper English as their primary language.  Students and faculty will dress properly and wear business casual type attire.  No one well use profane language at school.  Self esteem will come as a result of accomplishment rather than be given to people.  Finally, the school will teach academic subjects not activist political propaganda.

I agree with all of these recommendations.  School should be a place for children to go so they can become honest, productive, American citizens.  The race of the student should not be the reason they are in certain clubs or attend certain classes.  Our schools should be teaching our children to work together as Americans.  The first way to do this is the require all students to speak English, and their English and attire should be of the standard that is appropriate for business and government.

Self esteem is earned, not given.  A person who gets a high grade should get it as a result of their hard work and accomplishments.  Academic pursuits are of paramount importance.  They will secure a job and insure the success of themselves and the nation.  We need an excellent world class education system; that's what the SGT Says.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

USAF

http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2012/November%202012/1112fighter.aspx

While the USAF has had stealth fighters for a while now, Russia and Communist China are working on them.  No technology is secret forever.  That is one reason why research and development are so important at a national level.  That's is one reason why military spending has to be so high, our troops need and our nation deserves the finest military hardware in the world.

Just because we are not at war with either Russia or Communist China does not mean that we won't be either at war with them or with nations that have purchased their equipment.  Russia need the foreign currency and Communist China has not been shy about selling their equipment on the open market.

The United States needs to continue to develop and field cutting edge technology.  We need to do a better job of counterespionage to prevent our competitors from getting our technology.  A billion dollars worth of research can be lost with one flash drive.  America needs to pay more attention to our national defense; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Railroad

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9702521/310mph-floating-trains-unveiled-in-Japan.html

California has a high speed rail authority that has been working on high speed railways for California for years now and so far we don't have any high speed rail in the state.  They plan on building a system that will go 220 miles per hour.  That's only 100 miles per hour less than the new Japanese mag lev system.

The Chinese have constructed a major high speed railway system in their nation.  As the Chinese have destroyed industry in the United States, Europe and other nations, they have invested the cash from their cheap exports in improving their infrastructure.  They determined they needed a rail system and got it built.

The United States used to lead the world in technology and transportation.  Now the Japanese have a better rail prototype and the Chinese have built a high speed system.  In the meantime the Californian government continues to spend millions, planning to spend billions, on a second class, not world class, rail system.  California is badly managed, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dog Veterans

http://community-2.webtv.net/Hahn-50thAP-K9/K9History8/

The United States Army has used animals since the beginning of it's history.  Horses, mules and dogs have been the primary animals used in warfare with the US Army.  The dogs have a proud heritage of saving the lives of American servicemen by alerting patrols to the presence of enemy soldiers prior to the US troops being ambushed.  Service dogs often find mines and protect installations as well as guard prisoners.

In my opinion, animals that serve in the US military deserve many of the same privileges as human soldiers.  When their tour of duty is done, they should be returned to the United States and either returned to their original owner, be kept by their handler or given up for adoption. 

Just as police dogs are retired and given good lives after their time of service, so should military dogs.  We place these dogs in danger for our own purposes.  Just as the dogs provide us with selfless service we should not repay that trust by putting them down, or leaving them overseas.  We need to bring them home and take care of them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Disaster Ready

There is a disaster coming.  Rioting, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, flood, famine, who knows what, but it's always something.  It's a good idea to prepare for these things.  One of the first things to do is to stockpile a little food supply, at least for a couple weeks.  Stockpiling food is easy. Buy what you normally eat that does not have to be refrigerated. We go to Sams Club. Buy two cases of canned corn. Take it home and put some of the shelf in the pantry and the remainder goes into long term storage. Once you take all the single cans out of long term storage so that next time you have to open the second case, it's time to buy another one.

 Always have one unopened case of corn in the long term storage. Do the same with every canned food item you buy and any other staple that will store for a long time. Peanut butter lasts for years. Once you get up to one case of everything on hand, then go for a second case, etc until you have enough food for at least a month, if not longer. This way you are eating the food from your storage and not having it sit and go bad. You also don't have to change your diet as much when TEOTWAWKI happens because your emergency food is your regular food.
We have water delivered to the house. We use 3 five gallon bottles per month for drinking and cooking. We have 12 on hand at any one time with a low of 9. So we can survive from three to four months on the bottled water we keep that is again rotated each time I put a new bottle on the cooler. I use a marker pen to put the delivery date on the lid every time we have a water delivery and the oldest water gets put on the cooler first.  The time to prepare is before the emergency; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Black Helicopters

Conservatives only lost the presidential election by a few percentage points. If all the people who voted for McCain last time voted for Romney this time, Romney would have won.  How much time did you spend on politics before President Obama won re-election? Five minutes per day? Reading a few emails and responding, once in a while writing a check to some political office seeker.
How much time will you spend preparing your family for the approaching storm? What are you planning on doing? Holding maneuvers in the forest, camping out, and watching for black helicopters?  When Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were president we heard for years how they were going to declare martial law, have FEMA build concentration camps, that they had cattle cars all ready and they were not leaving office after 8 years. How did that turn out again?
Many states are totaly controlled by conservatives and millions of Americans are unhappy with how things are going. Four more years of President Obama won't make anything better because he is not competent and the the economy is not likely to recover.   We conservatives need to work now to develop candidates who are conservative, who can speak well and who will be able to win next time. Stop talking about succession, Ron Paul, and other silly ideas that won't work and won't win. Paul Ryan seemed pretty impressive as the vice presidential candidate, maybe he should run next time. Maybe one of the governors will be ready by then.  Buy guns, buy ammo, stockpile food, get a few more warm blankets, save drinking water. In an earthquake, fire, flood, tornado, blizzard or war all these things may come in handly. But you really don't need more than a few AR-15s and they are pretty easy to learn how to shoot. Once you are stocked up, put some of that time and money in trying to keep from having to use them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy.  Do you know what happened on December 7, 1941?  Do your children and grandchildren know what happened?  The Japanese sent six aircraft carriers to attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  As now, there was a large naval base there and most of the US Navy Pacific Fleet was there.  Over a thousand people were killed in that attack, and it precipitated the US involvement in the Second World War.

The US military was not prepared for war, despite the fact that the war was going on in Europe and Asia for years.  Many in the US had hoped that the war would not hit us because we were protected by two large oceans.  The slogan "Remember, Pearl Harbor!" was a rallying cry for the US for the years of World War Two and for many decade afterwards people used it as a reason to maintain readiness to fight a war.

After the 9/11 attacks, many Americans were concerned that once again we had dropped our guard and allowed ourselves to be attacked by an enemy we did not suspect would attack us.  Now as we fight the War on Terror, too many Americans are war weary.  We are cutting our already small military and are settling for getting out of the war, rather than for victory.  We have allowed our conventional military forces to dwindle, so that fighting a major conventional war would be difficult.  We are no longer respected and feared by potential enemies and so we face greater competition in the world from nations like Red China, North Korea and Iran that were not a problem when we were stronger.  Remember Pearl Harbor; remember 9/11, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

State the Facts

http://blip.tv/davidhorowitztv/bill-whittle-6444929

Bill Whittle makes some interesting points in this short video.  Conservatives need to be firm in their principles.  We need to speak up and speak out that we believe certain things and not allow the liberal to be the only voices heard in the public square.  The main stream media is totally liberal as are nearly all the major news outlets.

Despite this the Republican candidate for president won over 45% of the vote.  The election was determined by people who voted last time for a Republican and stayed home this time.  We need candidates who are strong and able to present their platform in a firm, solid, respectful manner. 

Too often Republican yield under pressure.  When asked about abortion they say that they are opposed to abortion.  When pressed they often find loopholes and reasons why they might support abortion in some circumstances.  Abortion is the murder of an unborn child.  When do you support the murder of children?  If their father is a rapist?  If they are handicapped?  If their mother does not love them?  The only moral, conservative answer to that question, is never.  It is the duty of the government to protect it's citizens and the child in the womb is the most vulnerable citizen in the United States; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Taxes

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/opinion/buffett-a-minimum-tax-for-the-wealthy.html?hp&_r=2&

The United States has problems with the tax system.  Too much of the tax system is designed to control or encourage or penalize behavior rather than simply raise money to run the government.  Each of those rules make the tax system more and more complicated.

Eventually our system has become so complicated that it is contradictory and so difficult to understand that people have to have someone else do their taxes for them.  That is money that is simply wasted.  Smart, well educated people doing taxes rather than doing productive, meaningful work makes companies and the nation less competitive.

We need a simple tax system were essentially everyone pays, with few or no deductions.  A system that is so simple the vast majority of tax payers can do their own taxes with confidence that they have paid all their taxes, without missing something and without violating the law.  God only wants 10% why does the government need more?  Simplify the tax code, make nearly everyone pay; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nativity

 
The Pope has written a new book about Jesus.  In the book he says there were no animals in the manger but he cannot imagine a nativity scene without them.  Some things that are not essential to the faith, or that really have little or nothing to do with the faith are interesting, culture or just plain fun.  I am glad to read that while the Pope says there were no animals in the manger that it would be hard to imagine a nativity scene without them.
 
While reading some of the comments about this article I saw how many people were attacking the Catholic Church, the Christian religion and God in general.  It's sad to me that people who are not religious feel compelled to attack religious people at every opportunity.  Some of them were complaining about Christians stealing the idea of the Christmas tree or complaining that Jesus was not born in December.
 
Many traditions have a tiny slice of the truth, even if they are not Christian.  When those regions or peoples become Christian it is not unusual for them to continue to celebrate in a traditional manner, but to place a Christmas theme on a previously non-Christian holiday.  It's not unlike dressing up as an apostle for Halloween, rather than as some kind of monster.  God is not limited by our traditions and cultures; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

First Sunday in Advent

Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent, I was privledged to be able to give this sermon.

+ Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.
In the Eucharist when the Priest is standing before the altar he has the Bread and Wine and the cup.  He says the Prayer of Consecration which begins:

“ALL glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again…”
Today is the First Sunday in Advent.  The Christ will soon be here.  The Messiah is coming; again.  He will come with glory to judge both the quick and the dead.  There will be signs and wonders before he arrives.  We have to prepare; we have to be ready for that Second Coming.

Most of us think that Advent means Christmas is near.  And it is, but Advent means the celebration of the First Coming and the warning of the Second Coming.
The Son of Man will come in a cloud, with power and great glory.  We prepare for that by being alert and praying that we have strength to stand before Jesus when he returns.

What are we to do?
How can we prepare?
How can we be saved?

St. Paul tells us today in his letter to the Thessalonians “…may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.”  God is perfect and we are made perfect by our faith in Jesus.  We are made clean by the consuming of the bread and wine, His body and His blood.

St. Luke told us this morning in his Gospel that “Jesus said, there will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars…”  The return of the Messiah is a tremendous event in heaven and in earth.  “People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world…”

As Christians we should not be afraid.  We should worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.  We should have confidence that our redemption is nearer as Jesus approaches. 

Jesus has come to judge the world, but we have been washed by the blood of the Lamb.  Judgment comes but also salvation comes too.  When we see these signs and wonders we will know the time is near that Jesus will return.

Jesus tells the disciples the parable of the fig tree.  When trees begin to sprout new leaves it is a sure sign that summer is near.  It is a sure sign that it is springtime.

Springtime is a time of new birth and new growth and new life.  We have been born again in Jesus.  We grow together as we worship together in the church.  We have a new life as told to us in the New Testament.

Jesus tells us “…this generation shall not pass away until all things have taken place.”  Some scoff at these words and say that the return of Jesus should have happened soon after he left; during the lifetime of the Apostles.  That generation has not passed away.  They are still alive, in their writings, in our worship of Jesus and in our hearts for the words of comfort they have given us down to this day.

Jesus goes on to explain to us that we must be vigilant.  We must not weigh down our hearts with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life.  Dissipation is wasting our lives with drink, or unrestrained physical pleasures.  Too many people today are brought low by the evil of drugs and intoxication.

Their lives ruined and they are unwilling to turn to Christ.  The world tells us to go to Christmas parties and get drunk.  Buy presents for people who don’t need them, with money we don’t have.  To eat, drink and be merry.  The world is celebrating the birth of a Savior they don’t believe in and don’t acknowledge as their Lord.

Jesus also warns us of …”the worries of this life...”  I can’t go to church because I have to, well fill in the blank.  Work, go shopping, have friends over, am going out of town, am too tired, or any other reason. 

In the Gospel according to St. Luke, Chapter 14: verses 16-23 Jesus says: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

“Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

“Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

“The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’  “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’

“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”

Have you bought a piece of land you need to survey?  Did you just get married?  Did you buy a new car and you want to take it for a spin?  We don’t use oxen that much here in Southern California.  These excuses were of no avail the first time they were used 2,000 years ago, they will not likely be of much use when Jesus returns either.

Jesus invited people to his Eucharistic banquet and the beautiful people refused to come.  They were too involved in the worries and pleasures of this world.  So Jesus sent his Disciples out into the world to bring in sinners, the unworthy to fill his church.

Now Jesus is coming again, and again there will be people with excuses as to why they could not be here.  Why they could not fulfill their side of the New Covenant.

Jesus warns us to be on guard.  He tells us to be prepared.  The Second Coming may come like a thief in the night.  Like a bridegroom to a young virgin.  Time and time again in the New Testament Jesus warns us to be ready for Him to return.

As Christians we don’t need to be afraid that Jesus is coming again, we need to be ready.  Martin Luther was once asked what he would do if he was told that Jesus was going to return tomorrow.  His reply was that he would plant a tree.

At first that seems an odd response.  A tree will not bear fruit or wood for years, maybe decades.  If we look more closely it is the ideal answer.  Often we have been told that the end of the world is nigh, and it failed to happen as predicted by some false prophet.

We do know that one day it will come and that we need to be ready, but in the meantime we need to continue to live and work and to do Gods’ business here on earth.  Planting trees shows that we are not wasting our time listening to false prophets but that we are living our lives.  By planting a tree we are showing we are taking care of God’s creation; the world that He left in our care.

We should not trust in the word of men to tell us when Jesus will return.  We need to trust Jesus.  He only told us that these signs will indicate that the coming of the Messiah is near.  How close is near?  How many years is soon?  How quickly will the springtime of signs pass into the season of summer?  No man knows the day or the time.

As we wait this Advent season, we should pray.  We should pray that we are ready when the Messiah comes.  Pray that we are strong enough to resist the temptation of the world and strong enough to keep our covenant with the Lord.

Some cosmic thing is happening someday.  Maybe that day will be today and Jesus will find you here in church worshiping Him.  Maybe it will be next week.  Perhaps, not in our lifetimes, but it will happen.

When Jesus comes it will be a time of great fear and foreboding, but also a time of great joy and thankfulness for a promise fulfilled to God’s people.

I asked before:  What are we to do?  How can we prepare?  How can we be saved?

We only have to listen to and heed the words of Jesus Christ our Lord.  If you love him, keep his commandments and his sayings that we love God and love our neighbor, because as He Himself said “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Child Molestation

http://www.newswithviews.com/Kincaid/cliff671.htm

In the United States, generally people are considered to be adults after the age of eighteen years old.  Too often these days adults are having sexual relationships with persons under the age of eighteen.  Often men who are thirty, forty or older are having sex with boys who are barely teenagers.

Now that the homosexual lobby has been gaining some victories and acceptance, the liberal media and perversion groups are working on the acceptance and legalization of paedophilia.  They are doing this by they same techniques the homosexual lobby has used over the years.  They are not using terms like paedophilia or child molestation.  They use new terms such as inter-generational love or under age lover.

They try to present the happy face of child molestation.  They try and behave as if the fourteen year old boy having sex with a forty year old man is consensual, loving, kind and not in any way abnormal.  These instances are crimes.  Companies, and governmental agencies that permit this type of activity to happen should be shut down.  People who report on such activities should accurately describe them as criminal and immoral.  People who do these things need to go to prison for a long period of time and in some cases may even deserve the death penalty; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Not Funny

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/20/facebook-photo-of-plymouth-woman-at-tomb-of-the-unknowns-sparks-outrage/

At the Tomb of the Unknowns there is a policy and signs that require people to be quiet and respectful.  A woman had her friend take her photo while she was acting as if she was shouting and flipping someone off.  While she said later that she was silent, she certainly was not respectful.

Later that photo went public and many people were outraged.  After the complaining got to her employer she was fired from her job.  She claimed she was only doing the photo as a joke and did not really intend any disrespect.  She wanted her job back.

I have been to the Tomb of the Unknowns.  It is a grave.  It is a somber place that should always be respected.  Silence, decorum, dignity are the behaviors that are best at this shrine to America's war dead.  Clowning around and taking funny pictures is inappropriate behavior for teenagers.  It is inexcusable for adults.  If one of my employees did that I would certainly consider firing them too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Allies

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-asia-summit-idUSBRE8AI0BC20121119?cid=nlc-dailybrief-daily_news_brief-link10-20121119

Communist China is trying to take on one neighbor after another.  Their strategy is to divide and conquer.  They know that these countries are not strong enough individually to stand up the the Chinese.  Each of them has their own defense problems, often with each other.

I think the US should get the Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, India and all the other Pacific and Indian Ocean nations together and form a block to resolve all these issues without Communist China.  Each country should support the other against China.  They need to stop arguing against each other and recognize the real danger is from China.
 
They can probably solve their problems, but they need leadership.  Under the Obama Administration there has been no leadership to solve these issues.  He pledged to send a couple thousand Marines to Australia as a sign of support yet has only sent a few hundred, causing a backlash against us, because we appear weak.  We need to increase trade with and among these nations and cut trade with China.  The Chinese use the money we give them against us and our allies; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Twinkies

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/11/16/dont-worry-twinkies-will-survive/

A visit to my local supermarket the other day with MRS Bunkermeister and there were no Twinkies in the Hostess section.  The store had tried to cover the missing section with other products, but it was obvious that something was missing.

As a kid growing up in Southern California I always enjoyed the Hostess cupcake, apple pie and Twinkies.  Now because of company mismanagement and union greed that product will go away.  Hundreds of jobs will be lost, thousands of people will lose income as the ripple effect hits suppliers, truck drivers, and contract employees.

Some of the brands big names and recipes may be picked up allowing Hostess to pay off some of their debt, but don't count on it.  Just because a product says "Twinkies" on it does not mean it will be the same.  Why didn't President Obama step in and figure out a way to bring both sides together and save this company?  He keeps telling us that jobs are getting better, and he is going to do a better job in his second term.  I don't see any evidence of that so far; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hockey

 
Kids sports are good ways for children to learn important lessons about life.  They learn how to work as a team.  They learn discipline from long hours of practice.  They learn about the consequences of not following the rules when they strike out.  They learn hand and eye coordination.
 
Kids learn about sportsmanship and enjoy the camaraderie of their teammates.  They learn the importance of preparation as they get ready to play by studying plays, and learning the rules of the game.  Kids get good exercise and strengthen their bodies.
 
When they play high school hockey they learn that the all mighty dollar is more important than a statement of patriotism.  A local league determined that it costs a few bucks every game to stop and play the national anthem.  It was too much.  Apparently tens of thousands of dollars for gear, uniforms, officials, fields, insurance are all okay but less than ten dollars is too much to teach patriotism, too much to honor those who gave everything for our nation.  If ten dollars is too much of an expense to play the national anthem, then they should disband the hockey league and give the money to baseball; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Voter ID

The vote is the most important right of every American.  It is important to insure that the vote is taken only by people who are eligible to vote.  That means that when people go to vote it is incumbent on the government to insure a fair and correct vote.

Many states have a requirement that in order to vote people must register as a voter, often 30 days in advance.  I consider this to be a reasonable requirement.  It prevents people from moving into an area simply to vote in or out some politician they don't like.  I think this is reasonable and should be the law everywhere.

Some states require that people show a government issued identification card with a photo when they go to vote.  It is not unreasonable to show ID when voting.  People who use a credit card or write a check for a few dollars have this requirement.  It is interesting to note that President Obama failed to carry any state that had a voter ID requirement.  I wonder how many people voted for him twice or voted when they were not eligible?  We need voter ID and right now; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, November 26, 2012

China Likes Four More Years

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/07/china-worried-by-u-s-campaign-rhetoric-relieved-at-elections-end/

The Communist Chinese are happy we selected President Obama for reelection.  They can rest peacefully, sleeping in the knowledge that America will continue to slide down the road of moral depravity, our defense systems will be weakened and our industrial policy will continue to include outsourcing jobs to China while we borrow back our own money from them with interest.

I oppose homosexual marriage and abortion.  President Obama has "evolved" on those issues and is okay with going against thousands of years of tradition and traditional religious understanding of what marriage is all about.  President Obama is perfectly happy knowing that millions of baby Americans will die while he is president, in fact, he has been trying to make sure there are more abortions performed while he is president.

The United States left Iraq without victory.  President Obama apparently intends to leave Afghanistan the same way.  Libya and now Egypt also seem to be headed towards radical Islam.  President Obama does not seem overly concerned.  President Obama can't seem to go beyond tax the rich as his only strategy to grow the economy and fix our economic problems.  I foresee four more years that Communist China will enjoy very much; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nuclear Pakistan

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/de-Borchgrave/2012/11/01/Commentary-Pakistans-heavyweights/UPI-78131351772481/

The nuclear bomb is a dangerous device.  It is important to keep it out of the hands of nations that would use it for reasons that are not peaceful or self defense.  Some nations would use it for aggressive war against their neighbors or other nations that mean them no harm.

A man from Pakistan has provided nuclear secrets to other nations.  He has given information to Iran, and North Korea and who knows who else may have gotten that information.  Now he is forming a political party with the intent of becoming president of Pakistan.

If a man who provides nuclear secrets to rogue nations like Iran and North Korea when he is just an individual, who will he give information to when he is in charge of his nation?  The West uses intelligence services to gather information.  The United States should be using them like we used to use the OSS in World War Two.  They gathered information and often acted on it to protect the nation.  We need to do that now, in places like Pakistan; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Time

The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy stores.  They don't use the word Christmas in any of their stores or advertising.  They do want your Christmas business, however.  MRS Bunkermeister works at a local shopping mall.  Last night after work we walked the mall together and I noticed that indeed those shores were not advertising Christmas.

The vast majority of American are Christians.  Yet our society treats us too often like we don't exist.  We are the largest voting block and the largest marketing demographic.  Too often we don't vote our beliefs, we don't shop our beliefs and we don't live our beliefs.

We can make a huge difference in our society if we will simply put our Christian principles into effect.  Stores that refuse to carry trees but label them holiday trees rather than Christmas trees don't get my business.  December is not holiday time, it's Christmas time; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Communist Power Projection

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-11/06/content_15877845.htm

Communist China is considering building at least four aircraft carriers in the next few years.  Aircraft carriers are not needed for nations that intend to stay home and mind their own business.  Norway and Mexico don't have aircraft carriers.  Aircraft carriers and their aircraft and support ships are very expensive.  Nations that build them have to have a real commitment to them in order to justify that type of expense.

Since the beginning of the Republic the United States has had a policy of freedom of the seas for all nations, not just those that are our friends.  We have fought piracy on the seas since the American Revolution.  The United States, unlike Communist China, has overseas possessions, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska for example are dependant on the United States and are part of the United States.

China does not have these types of possessions.  China has no need for aircraft carriers unless they want to project Chinese Communist power overseas.  They will use it first to intimidate Taiwan, and then other nearby nations into giving up sovereignty and claims on islands that China wants to own.  Then they will move into the southern Pacific to threaten Australia and New Zealand.  Eventually, India, the Middle East and even the Atlantic will see Chinese blue water navy ships.  This is a bad omen for the United States.  We need to curtail trade with China so they don't have the money to spend to build up a navy to challenge our own; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Japanese Islands

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/11/05/china-relentlessly-harries-japan-in-island-dispute.html?ESRC=eb.nl

The Japanese and Communist Chinese are in a dispute over several uninhabited islands.  They have been sending patrol boats there and the boats are threatening each other.  So far the boat have generally been unarmed.  They Japanese and Chinese are trying to maintain their claims so they can have the fishing and mineral rights the island ownership gives them.

The Japanese are our allies and while the Communist Chinese are competitors and trading partners.  We need to cut back on our trade with the Chinese and do what we can to support Japan.  The more we spend with Communist China the weaker we become as a nation and the stronger they become.

Communist China was seen as isolationist until they became rich off of American and other foreign trade.  The Chinese use every illegal, immoral and unethical trade practice to wipe out the competition, or to gain secret information and processes.  We must cut our dependence on Chinese products and make more of them here in the United States.  It will increase our tax revenue, decrease our balance of trade and give jobs to Americans; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Resign

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/jesse-jackson-jr-resignat_n_2171471.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D237163

Jesse Jackson, Jr. is ill and has tendered his resignation.  Why didn't he resign before the election?  He was sick then and in fact had been on medical leave for a long time.  This is the arrogance of power that hangs on until the last possible breath.

Senator Teddy Kennedy did the same thing, hung on to his office until death, when he should have resigned months, even years before.  The founding fathers intended that our representatives would serve in office for a term or two and then get out and go back home to live under the laws and regulations that they voted for when they were in office.

Instead, these public servants exempt themselves from nearly every law that comes along and then serve until they are all but dead.  How many in office today are seventy or eighty years old or older and barely able to function?  I am in favor of no one being able to serve any office for more than two terms, and that no one should be able to run for office while holding another.  If you are a congressman, you can't run for senator or president until your elected term of office has expired.  If you are a city council member you can't run for governor or dog catcher until your present term of office has expired, even if you have resigned your office, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cyberspace Men

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/china-most-threatening-cyberspace-force-u-s-panel-says.html

The Internet is a dangerous place.  It's even more dangerous because the Communist Chinese are making it dangerous.  They have soldiers who's job it is to threaten cyberspace.  Think about the power of the Internet.  Banking is largely done on computers.  Imagine a cyberstrike that stops all our banking for a week.  Think of the ripple effect on the economy.

Think about our water systems.  Water is pumped, stored, cleaned and delivered at the command of computers.  Could you go without fresh water for a week?  If an Internet hacker were to stop the water flow, how would most cities survive without water for a week?  How about a week without electricity, or natural gas or other important facility?

If the Communist Chinese Peoples Army were to attack an American facility and cut our services.  What would our reaction be to that type of attack?  Would we be able to retaliate in kind?  Would that be enough?  Would we consider this a weapon of mass destruction and hit back with nuclear weapons?  These are questions we should be discussing; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Repeal

The laws against sexual harassment, equal opportunity and the new Obamacare law don't apply to the Congress. They exempted themselves.  Some people on the right think that all these laws should be made to apply to the Congress. 

I think that's a bad idea. I think that if these laws are not good enough for Congress, they are not good enough for the people they serve.  I think all the laws that do no apply to Congress should not apply to anyone else, either.  Repeal all of them.

The Congress has managed to function just fine without all those laws, and I think private industry will also.  If you own a company then the government should not tell you who to hire, fire, promote or demote.  The government should not tell you who you must sell your goods or services too, if you don't want to sell them.  It's your product or service and you should be able to do with your property what you want to do with it; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fringe

For the last four years conservatives worried about if President Obama was a Muslim or not, complained that he bowed the the Saudi king, claimed he was not a US citizen.  People claimed his birth certificate was a forgery.  They complained his school records were not released.

Rather than waste the next four years on an issue that is irrelevant and immaterial to the vast majority of Americans we need to focus on telling people why Republican ideas are better than Democrat ideas. We need to focus on keeping Republicans true to their party platform of defense of marriage, no abortion and low taxes and small government. We need to stop complaining about how bad Mitt Romney was and look to the future with a positive pro-American message.

Secession is just a distraction from the real issues facing the United States. We need to do things that will bring independents and liberals over to our way of thinking, not continue to rant about fringe issues that most people don't care about.  We need to speak to the needs of the people rather than continue to complain about fringe issues and worry about things most people don't care about; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Job Wars


http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/china-congress-protectionism-idUKL5E8ME03320121114
Communist China has 200 million workers in the export sector.  That's more workers than are working in the United States for everything.  The Communist Chinese support 200,000 jobs in the United States and are responsible for the loss of 2 million American jobs in the last ten years.

Those numbers really tell a terrible story.  We have lost millions of jobs, created a minuscule number of new jobs by trading with the Communist Chinese.  They steal our jobs, take our secrets, devalue their money, raises barriers to trade and all the time cry that the US must keep free markets.

Once they get our money they loan it back to us.  The Chinese hold 8% of American national debt.  That number is likely to get larger as the new Obama Administration is unwilling to cut any significant budget items and is unwilling to do anything that will actually grow our economy.  We are in a trade war with Communist China.  Most of their big companies are owned by the Chinese government and often by the Chinese Army.  We need to cut regulation, streamline taxes and grow our economy; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Union Abuse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/hostess-shutdown_n_2132706.html

Hostess Twinkies and Cup Cakes may be history by the end of this week.  A company nearly a hundred years old is being killed by greedy unionized workers.  Hostess is in bankruptcy.  They are millions of dollars in debt.  They have asked for pay cuts to help keep the company in business.  As a result the union called a strike and they walked out of their jobs.  Now they may be unemployed forever.

Unions are a good thing when they are for the health, safety, fairness of the treatment of the workers.  They are a good thing when they ask for reasonable wages and benefits.  When unions lose sight of the nature of the free market system and the need for reasonable profits and the need to compete in a world wide economy.

Too many times I have seen unions drive companies out of business when they made unreasonable demands on their company.  I have seen them try and get organizations to allow unsafe employees to keep their jobs, even if it means endangering them and the public.  Companies are not evil, profits are not a bad thing, unions need to be reasonable; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love, Respect or Fear

There seems to be conflicting reports about what happened when the American ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi.  There were some reports that they had asked for additional security before the attacks.  Some reports say those requests were turned down.  Others say that there were requests for help that went unanswered.  Some said that there were military resources that could have protected the Americans, but that their aid was denied.

America is the greatest nation in the world.  We are slowly losing that greatness.  One of the reasons that we are too timid in our dealings with rouge nations.  Great nations should be loved by their friends.  They should be respected by other nations.  They should be feared by their enemies.  Not every nation should be expected to love America. 

Those that are not our best friends, such as Canada or the UK, should respect us for our adherence to the law, to justice, fair play, and our response to international crimes and national disasters.  Those nations that are our enemies must fear us.  There was a time when being an American was protection against angry mobs of criminals or revolutionaries.  We need to bring that time back; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Prayer

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/how-does-prayer-meditation-affect-brain-activity_n_1974621.html?1350588342&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl30%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D223366

A doctor has been doing research on prayer.  According to him, the brain changes when religious people pray.  The part of the brain associated with conversation changes when Christians pray to God.  That is because it is how Christians converse with God, in prayer.

The same doctor says that when he does the same test with atheists, the brain does not change. It shows that they are not having a conversation, because they are not communicating with God, since they don't believe in Him.

As a Christian, I don't need a doctor to tell me what I already know.  That God is real and we can talk to Him with prayer.  Still, it is an interesting study.  Another proof of the existence of God.  Still, there will be those who won't believe because their faith is in themselves and not in their Creator; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.