Monday, April 30, 2012

Apology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZYEctbGSkkw

This young lady is speaking on YouTube about her personal view of the apology given by President Obama to President Karzai of Afghanistan.  She is opposed to that apology.  I too am opposed to the apology. 

In war, terrible things happen.  Sometimes people will make mistakes and kill people on their own side.  Sometimes in war as in peace, someone will for reasons of their own murder people on their own side, prisoners, or even their own comrades in arms.

These incidents are regrettable.  They are also predictable, that is to say, in any protracted combat, these sorts of incidents will occur, on both sides, no matter how professional the army.  Armies that are more professional will have fewer of these incidents than poorly trained, ill led and badly disciplined armies will have. The Afghan Army has had numerous incidents of Afghan soldiers and Afghan police attacking Americans who were their allies, even friends.  I would not expect an apology from their chief executive and I think it unseemly for President Obama to apologize too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tired of Chinese

http://sasshoes.com/

About a year ago my wife purchases a new pair of shoes for her job.  We were impressed by the company telling us on their website about their small town American values and craftsmanship.  Recently, I needed a pair of new shoes so we went back to that same shoes store.  I picked up a $100 pair of shoes and noticed they were Made in China.  I asked the clerk and he told me only their most expensive shoes were made in the USA.  So I picked up a similar pair of shoes priced at $240.  I noticed it too was Made in China.  I find it hard to believe that companies can't make a pair of shoes that goes at retail for $240, in the United States of America and make a reasonable profit.  We walked out without buying anything.  We went to Sears (Where American Shops) and looked at at least ten brands of shoes, every one was Made in China.  Even CAT, even ones that had names that gave the impression they were American made.

Soon afterwards we went on line and looked for American made shoes.  My wife found the SAS shoe company and their products are Made in the USA.  We found a local dealer and visited them.  I got a pair of shoes and four pairs of socks, also made in the USA, and the price was only $236.  A shoe horn, pair of shoes and four pairs of socks for a shoe made in the USA, all less than the price of the Chinese shoes.  We spent six hours walking around Disneyland the next day and my feet did not hurt at all, wearing the new shoes.

I realize that there are some products that I am going to have to buy from Communist China.  But there seems no reason way I have to buy everything from there, when American companies and American workers can produce products at least as good if not better, and in this case even cheaper than China.  My wife and I have taken to looking at the labels and when possible, we are buying American.  If we can't buy American, then we are at least trying to avoid Communist nations like Vietnam and Communist China; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Oil

Recently Vice-president Biden was making a speech and he was bragging that the US produced more oil now than it did three years ago.  That may be true, but it's also true that as our population increases we need more oil just to stay even.  The Vice-president also failed to mention that the Obama Administration has failed to expand off shore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, failed to obtain oil from Brazil, that will instead go to Communist China, failed to authorize construction of a pipeline from Canada, that will instead go to Communist China, and has placed restrictive new regulations on the use of coal, our most abundant fossil fuel.

The Vice-president did say that the Obama Administration was increasing the COLA standard for vehicles solid in the United States.  That mean automotive manufacturers will have to make cars that get better gas mileage.  This means companies will make smaller, less safe cars.  It also means that we will have to buy more expensive hybrid cars. We will also have to buy more expensive, unreliable and unsafe electric cars.  The Chevrolet Volt could not make it in the marketplace even with heavy subsidies.  Government mandates don't bring progress, research brings progress.  Maybe Congress should spend more money developing more efficient roadways, more efficient gasoline engines and better car batteries.

Most people don't want to drive small cars.  That's why the SUV and pick up truck is so popular.  Small cars are not as safe, nor as comfortable as large cars.  Small cars don't work for large families.  As usual the Democrats are using the power of government to force people to do things they don't want to to and force companies to make products people don't want to buy; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, April 27, 2012

MIssile Defense

http://www.defpro.com/news/details/32781/
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The US Air Force has been testing laser weapons.  The concept is that an aircraft can shoot down rockets before they impact on friendly territory.  As rogue states like North Korea and Iran continue to build missile systems it is foolish for us to abandon this technology.

The program has continued to advance and unlike offensive missiles is truly a defensive system.  It was intended only to defend the US and our allies.  The United States still faces many powerful competitors.  Russia and Communist China are not our friends; someday they may be our friends but they may once again be enemies.  It is difficult to predict the future.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best.  The worst is that someone could launch nuclear missiles at the United States.  Several nations have mentioned doing that in the last few years.  We ignore them at our peril.  We have a high technology military force, the only way we stay ahead of our enemies is by spending money on research, we should not have dropped this program; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

War on Terror Television & Movies

The United States has been at war against Radical Islam for over ten years.  Some of our soldiers have won the Medal of Honor.  Some of our soldiers have fought against terrible odds and have managed to overcome the enemy.  Some of our women have fought against the enemy and took them on and won.

We have used the newest high tech weaponry, unlike any other used in combat before.  Ground robots like something out of science fiction have deactivated bombs.  Aircraft controlled from thousands of miles away have taken out our enemies with the precision of a scalpel.  We defeated Saddam Hussein in one of the most brilliant land campaigns in the history of the military.

We have hundreds of thousands of veterans.  Our services have done fantastic work defending our nation.  Since the initial 9/11 attacks there has been no significant terrorist attacks on American soil.  All this interesting, inspiring and patriotic activity and Hollywood seems to have missed it.  There have been no television series extolling the virtues of our troops, and our stalwart allies.  There have been nearly no movies about the war and even fewer that have been pro-American or pro-military.  It's sad that an entire industry can be so ungrateful and so disrespectful to our brave young veterans; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/07/nyc-catholic-quits-board-over-lgbt_n_1410030.html

The leader of a charity that reaches out to homosexual young people and provides them with emergency services resigned from a board of Catholic Charities.  He claimed the local bishop was not sensitive to the needs of homosexual youth.

I think the real problem is not with the bishop.  The Roman Catholic church, like all traditional Christian churches says that homosexual behavior is sinful, and that sexual activity outside of marriage is improper.  The first thing that needs to be done is to stop telling homosexual youth that they are different from everyone else and that their homosexuality is okay.

Homosexual youth are sinners, like everyone else.  At least one of their sins in their homosexual behavior and they must come to terms with that sin.  They must repent of the sin and intend to live a new live in Jesus and not in their sin.  This is a difficult message but it is the Gospel truth.  There is no community outreach for thieves that says it is okay to be a thief and the Church will provide thieves with services.  There is no difference here; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Child Abuse?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1542184

Some parents are giving their children hormones and other treatments to change their gender. I think this is inexcusable.  When a child has a mental condition, you don't play into their illness.  You treat their illness not their symptoms.  There is no such thing as changing someones sex.  Sex is determined by your DNA, not your hormones or your physical appearance or your clothing.

Children who identify with the opposite sex need to be taught how to behave properly in their real sex, not encouraged to pretend they are something they are not.  It is a form of child abuse to do otherwise.  Too often in our society we try and find the easy way to escape problems rather than find the solution to the problem.

A child who has gender identity issues may require special treatment and care, but the treatment and care should be directed towards helping them cope with the DNA they have not allowing them to pretend they are something they are not.  If your mentally ill child thinks they are a dog, we don't clip their hair like a poodle, buy them a flea collar and pronounce them cured; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Conscience of a Conservative


The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater is the basic manual for modern conservatives.


The book was published in 1960 and it covers many of the basic issues we still face today.


This is a reasoned and logical argument that we can still use today.  That we follow the Constitution, and create opportunites for everyone in society to be the best person they can be.  I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning what a real conservative is; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kill the Innocent, Save the Guilty

Why can we abort a fetus but we can't kill a mass murderer? In California we have over seven hundred killers on death row. We can't use the electric chair because that's inhumane. We can't use the gas chamber because someone might suffer. We can't use a firing squad because they might miss. We can't use lethal injection because they don't make the chemicals in California anymore. We can put down the family dog when he is old, in a humane manner, because we love him and don't want the animal to suffer, but the same potion is terrible and cruel if used on a mass murderer of children.


Abortion uses chemicals in the morning after pill to destroy a human fetus. Abortion uses chemicals to destroy older babies in the womb. Abortions can be done by breaking the tiny body into little bits, tearing off the arms and legs and sucking out the brain of a baby is apparently okay but doing that to someone who has been convicted of murder over and over again is wrong, in California.


Now medical ethicists are telling us it's okay to kill little babies even after they are born. Some are even allow late term abortion victims to be left alone, unattended to die on the operating table. In the same hospital other doctors will spend tens of thousands of dollars to save a baby that is less developed only because the mother did not want an abortion. We live in a crazy system that allows babies to suffer and die at the whim of the mother but that can't bring itself to defend itself from the evil among us. Perhaps because in both cases evil is being rewarded, in abortion and by not providing justice to the victims of murder; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Terri Schiavo, the Future of Medicine



It has been a few years now since Terri Schiavo was allowed to die of thirst in a hospital, under a court order. Now, if that is not enough of an abuse of both government power and an abuse of medical treatment, the government wants to foils Obama Care on all of us. That way the government can determine if we need medical care or not. The same government that has a post office that is constantly losing money. The same government that manages Social Security that is always about to fold up because the money has been all spent.


How can a government who can't deliver mail or manage our retirement be expected to manage health care in a cost effective manner? Simple, Terri Schiavo provides the answer. Anyone who has a long term care need is simply allowed to die without treatment. Children who are going to be born to someone who does not want them will be aborted, much cheaper than carrying them to term. Old people will be put to death, they don't pay taxes anyway, and it will relieve the Social Security system of paying them too.


Panels of government doctors who's primary concern will be to manage costs rather than to insure the highest quality care, will make sure that those who need long term care will be denied care, because it's cheaper. Maybe even hurry along their demise, like the old people. After all, we have a separation of church and state. You can't expect Christian morality to have any place in government. It's all about efficiency and providing the greatest amount of services to the greatest number of people. And if junior or grandma have to be put down, well that's progress, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chinese Carrier

Not since the end of World War Two has the American Navy faced a crisis of this magnitude in the Pacific Ocean.  While President Obama calls for massive cuts to our defense program and massive unilateral disarmament on the part of the United States, Communist China is launching their first aircraft carrier.  As Communist China continues to threaten its' neighbors with grave consequences they are backing up those threats with the means to project power far beyond their borders.

Our historic friends, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines cannot help but be alarmed at this new development.  Even the Japanese, who since losing World War Two have maintained a purely defensive military force have begun fielding aircraft carriers of their own to counter this Communist threat.

What concrete steps has the Obama Administration taken to protect American interests in the Pacific?  He has sent a few hundred US Marines to Australia.  A pitiful and transitory response to Communist Chinese sabre rattling.  Even now as the Chinese are launching an aircraft carrier the United States is ready to deactivate and scrape one of our carriers.  So we grow weaker as our adversaries grow stronger; that' not the sort of change I had hoped for; we need a navy of at least 400 ships and 18 aircraft carriers, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

International Trade

The trade deficit with Communist China was up in 2011.  The US Census Bureau estimates that means the loss of nearly three million American jobs. Three million jobs.  That seems a pretty easy way to create jobs.  Simply slap a tariff on everything produced in China that is sold in the USA.  At least until we have full employment.

Americans should be free to buy whatever they want from whoever they want.  Americans need jobs to be able to afford to do that.  Millions of Americans are unemployed and the others are paying them unemployment and welfare.  Much of that money is then going overseas to Communist China.

The Communist Chinese are launching their first aircraft carrier this year.  The United States will need to spend more on defence to protect American interests from the Chinese carrier.  So Americans spend money in China.  That causes Americans to lose jobs.  Then the Chinese us the money to build aircraft carriers to threaten American interests.  Then Americans have to spend more money on defense to protect us from China.  That's just crazy, we are our own worst enemy; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

No Prison Outrage

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/08/oh-my-majorities-of-liberal-democrats-now-support-drone-strikes-keeping-gitmo-open/

When President Bush was in office the constant drum beat was that drone strikes were bad and the prison at Guantanamo was illegal and immoral.  Now it seems that outrage and immorality are very flexible for liberals.  Most liberals now suddenly support those policies.  It is particularly ironic that President Obama has used drone attacks far more frequently than President Bush did. 

It is also interesting that the same prisoners are in Guantanamo that were there when Bush was president.  These are the same prisoners liberals said must be given trials in civilian courts or set free.  If they were prisoners of war, they would have been released when the war was over.  The War in Iraq no longer has American ground troops fighting there.

The Bush Administration said they were illegal combatants and not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Conventions afforded to legitimate prisoners of war.  Liberal complained about that and the news was constantly filled with their outrage.  Apparently they must have come over to the conservative side on this issue.  More likely they were only using their concern as a way to hammer President Bush.  On the other hand, maybe during the next year liberals will become pro-family and pro-life, but I doubt it; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Irish

Fifteen thousand Irish people want to legally come to the United States and work.  There is a bill to allow them to come here.  Some say that they will take jobs away from Amiricans and that may be true.  I suspect , however, that few American jobs will be lost to these legal immigrants. 

We can have millions of illegal aliens coming here from Latin America, taking away millions of jobs from Americans and taking billons of dollars in services from government and sending billons of dollars back home and the government does not seem to do much about it.  We need to get serious about illegal immigration, and deport about ten million people. 

I favor legal immigration from people who want to speak English and become Americans.  These Irish people seem to fit that bill nicely, and should help our nation as the millions of Irish who came here in the 19th Century did; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Retirement

When members of the Senate retire, they get full pay, for life.  Even after serving only one-six year term.  Even if they are millionaires, and most of them are millionaires.  Even if they are only fifty years old.  They don't pay into a special fund, they don't have to worry that they will have to go back to work because they don't get enough retirement money to live on.

Why is it that people who work for the government get special retirement that the rest of us don't get?  Why do we have to settle on Social Security and maybe a 401(k)?  A 401(k) plan that is mostly our own money with a little bit matched by our employer. 

Social Security that gets more expensive all the time and that always seems on the verge of disaster.  Social Security that always wants to raise our retirement age, cut our benefits and means test our benefits.  I think all government employees, police, fire, military, teachers, Senators, should be on Social Security.  Just like the rest of us, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

PC Warfare

Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense went to Afghanistan to visit our troops.  He wanted to show support for them after an American soldier allegedly murdered over a dozen civilians.  The Secretary did not visit the American or Afghan soldiers until all their weapons were removed from the room and stored outside.  What's that all about?  The Afghan people can trust armed US Soldiers in their towns but the US Secretary of Defense cannot?  The US soldiers can trust Afghan soldiers but the US Secretary of Defense cannot?

The US Government has complete trust and confidence in the members of the US Army, except for the Secretary of  Defense, who is afraid they will assassinate him?  This is the liberal mindset.  They fear the people and want to disarm them.  The people cant' be trusted.  They want to be seen visiting the people but don't really want to spend any time with them. 

If these troops were in an area where they normally carry weapons, then they should have retained their weapons.  I think the Secretary should resign.  It's too bad Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta fears the US Army and our Afghan allies more than he fares the Taliban enemy, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Escape!

If you are wealthy and you live in California, leave now while you still can.  Our governor and a teachers union want to punish you for your achievements.  Despite having some of the highest sales taxes, property taxes, income taxes and car registration and taxes in the country, our governor does not believe you pay enough taxes.  He wants 1% more if you make more than $250,000 per year.  He wants 2% more if you make over $300,000 per year and he wants a whopping 3% more per year if you make over $500,000 per year.  That's 13% income tax for the rich.

That's $9,000 a year more in taxes for California for every successful small business owner in the state.  $9,000 more per year for every movie star, doctor, attorney, ?CEO and major businessman in the state.  They say the tax will only be temporary.  It will only last seven years!  Seven years, how old will you be in seven years? 

So they will only take $35,000 more from you.  Enough to buy an American made car.  So if there are a half a million people that make that much money, that's a half a million new cars that won't be sold.  Half a million people who will see their standard of living decline for the next sever years.  How many maids, gardeners, interior decorators, nannies, poll boys will be laid off as a result of this new tax?  Move out of California if you are rich; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Birthers


Presenting a fake birth certificate to the media is probably not a crime. President Obama has not been legally challenged in court and lost. So that's why he is president. There really is no specific mechanism to remove a person who was elected president who turns out to have been ineligible. I would suspect the Congress would have to vote him out like an impeachment.

What should happen is that each state should have their secretary of state verify that someone is eligible for each place on the ballot before they are placed on the ballot. The secretary of state prepares ballots in each election. What the "birthers" should have been doing it making sure that President Obama is properly eligible to be elected as president for a second term. If he is not eligible for the second term then we are rid of him when this first term runs out even if he would have won the election.


In California the secretary of state simply takes the word of each political party that their candidates are eligible for the office they are trying to win. That seems dereliction of duty to me.  We need to avoid these kinds of "Birther" issues in the future by having each state prepare a ballot only after each candidate has had a background check to insure they are legally eligible to hold office; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Obamacare


If Obamacare has euthanasia, abortion and sterilization then they can predict few people to cover with insurance in the future. That way the program appears cheaper.

I just read articles about recommendations for various medical tests, like pap smears, needing to be done less frequently. Of course, if you have 100 million women being tested once every TWO years instead of once a year, you cut the cost in half. I suspect most of these medical testing revisions are simply to make Obamacare appear cheaper so they can provide less service to fewer people and make it appear cheaper so people will be more inclined to think it is a good deal.

If you are told you can't have a check up because checkups are no longer annual because they are rationed and there is a shortage you can only have a checkup once every two years then you are upset.  If you are told doctors recommend that you don't need an annual checkup, once every two years is fine, then you are happy and the government, insurance companies save 50% on checkup costs.  These are ways to manipulate the system, not provide health care, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Unemployment

http://prestowitz.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/06/why_dont_economists_get_it_on_manufacturing

Unemployment is the single most important problem in the United States in need of a solution.  Since government is a major source of the problem, government needs to be a major source of the solution.  The United States needs to make it easier to do business in this country.  Other nations go out of their way to try and get their nations businesses to be prosperous. 

Sometimes when one state or city is about to get a new business to move in, they will create special tax rates or other incentives.  If these incentives and lower taxes are good for a new business, then why not extend them to all businesses?  We need to lower taxes, cut regulations and make our companies more competitive against other businesses. 

We are not here to support Mexico and Communist China.  We need to expel illegal aliens, enforce our import regulations, and stop the drug traffic.  All the money flowing out of the country is bad for business.  If we could achieve full employment then we would have more money flowing into government and less going out for welfare, unemployment and other social services.  Full employment, that's our most important issue in the nation today; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Enemy PC


A retired US Army general and minister was scheduled to speak at a West Point Military Academy prayer breakfast event.  He was dis-invited because his views on radical Islam were not politically correct.  Radical Islam is the enemy in the War on Terror. 

Retired US Army generals should have a negative view of radical Islam.  Active duty US Army generals should have a negative view of radical Islam.  All Americans should have a negative view of radical Islam, they are our enemy.

In World War Two we never stopped anyone from speaking because they were going to say something insulting about Nazis or Imperial Japan.  We encouraged public speakers to degrade them, they were the enemy.  If you cannot hate the enemy, then why are they the enemy?  Radical Islam opposes pluralistic democratic republics founded on freedom.  They oppose us by killing our people, military and civilians alike.  Is 9/11 so far away that we have forgotten the reason for this war?  We need to fight the war to win, we need to fight it on every front, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Too Much for Too Little





Planned Parenthood is the private organization that performs a huge number of abortions every year. Many of those abortions are paid for out of government money. As a result the leaders of the organization are able to pay themselves massive salaries that are four to six times what the average American makes in a year.


Many of these people make as much as $200,000 a year or more. This is the real reason that abortion rights activists are so strident; they are making vast amounts of money off of abortion. I wonder if abortionists had their industry price controlled so that they essentially did the abortions for little more than minimum wage how many would be so interested in providing abortions?


The abortion industry is powerful because they have lots of money. Most Americans are opposed to abortion. The more you talk to people about their feelings on abortion the easier it is to convince them that abortion is wrong. Human life begins at conception, not at birth, all the DNA for a unique human being is right there from the beginning. All the rest is simply growth and development. Innocent humans should not be killed simply because their mother does not want them. We have plenty of adoptive parents waiting for children. Birth control is available free or low cost to everyone. There is no excuse to get pregnant when you don’t want children. Children who will be born retarded are no less human than other children; would you kill a three year old who is retarded? Then why would you kill a baby in the womb? A pregnant rape victim should not have an abortion, having the baby is the chance for something good to come from the evil of the rape. Don’t punish the child for something someone else did. Abortion is wrong and needs to be ended; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Don't Destroy

http://fox4kc.com/2012/02/10/father-shoots-daughters-computer-over-facebook-post/



When my daughter was young she often failed to pick her CDs and DVDs up off the floor or table and put them back in the proper box. Eventually I took to picking them up and stacking them in the garage where she could not find them. After a dozen or so were picked up by me, she would come around and ask me for them back. In the meantime she had been denied their use for some period of time.


Eventually, I got so I would keep them for at least a week before I would give them back. I also used old CDs in a hobby project that destroyed their ability to be played. I did that to one, but it was used for another purpose, it was re-purposed, not simply destroyed.


I know many people who cannot afford a lap top computer, one of my friends is a retired school teacher and former member of the US Air Force. There are many who would put a good computer to use and I am more appalled at the waste in general rather than the fact that he shot it. He could have run it over with his car or tossed it in the pool or thrown it off the roof and my criticism of him would remain the same. It was not that he shot it, it was that he destroyed a valuable object that could have been used by others; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Respect


You will notice that I always write of him as "President Obama." I think it is important that we respect the office, even if we don't respect the office holder. While, like many, I have doubts about his eligibility to hold the office and I certainly think he has performed very poorly as president.
 
We should have a higher standard of dignity and not reduce ourselves to calling the president names. I think it reflects poorly on us as conservatives.  I did not like it when people on the left called President Reagan names. It lowers the level of discourse to make attacks on someone's name rather than on their character, policies, competence, and ethics.
 
I believe that President Obama has done a very poor job as president.  I believe his policies in almost every area have been detrimental to the United States.  I believe we need a new president and that nearly any candidate would be better than President Obama has been; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The President

I don't know if President Obama is a natural born citizen or not. It should be the job of each secretary of state for each state to vett everyone who runs for office and verify they are eligible, the correct age, natural born citizen, live in the state, not a felon or whatever the standard is for the particular office. Most simply rely on the individual political parties to do that job for them and that is a dereliction of duty in my opinion.

 
I don't know if President Obama is a Muslim or Christian or not. He says he is a Christian and so I will take his word for it. Judge not, lest you be judged also.  However, I certainly know his policies are opposed to almost everything I believe. I think he has been a terrible president and we need to defeat him in the next election on the issues.

 
If we had 2% unemployment, a 20% tax cut, a 20% increase in defense spending, no gay marriage and a victory clear and plain in Iraq and Afghanistan, I would not care much if he was a Muslim or not a natural born citizen, but that becomes even more of an irritation when he can't seem to get anything else right.  We need a new president, one with traditional American values, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Nuclear Weapons

President Obama and the Democrats want to cut the American nuclear arsenal so they can spend more on welfare and other pet projects.  Some claim that if only we spent more on social programs than weapons we would have a more peaceful world.  We already do that. 
 
 
You might also be interested to know that Americans give more to charity than any other people in the world and we respond to many disasters with US military aid, as in the major tsunami that hit a few years ago and the recent big earthquake in Japan. So our military is not just taking money that could be used for schools.

 
And finally, the US Constitution requires the Federal Government to defend the nation, it is not required to end poverty and disease in the rest of the world.  The Communist Chinese have increased their defense spending every year for many years now and intend at least a ten percent increase this year, while we are cutting defense.  Also the US does give out billions of dollars every year in foreign aid to end poverty and disease in the rest of the world, more than anyone else does, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nuclear Weapons

Many people complain that the United States spend much more on defense than other nations.  US defense expenditures, our military budget is mostly payroll. We pay our soldiers much more than most nations. I suspect a private in the American Army makes more than a General in most countries. It also costs a lot of money to buy American defense products. They also put a lot in the defense budget that is not really defense related, like breast cancer research.

 
Just because there has been a nuclear attack does not mean people cannot live in the area. Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been inhabited continuously since the nuclear attacks and the people there are as healthy as anyone.


Many nations use the American nuclear umbrella so they don't have to build nuclear weapons. Would you rather Germany built nuclear weapons during the Cold War? How about South Korea, or Japan? It's very expensive to build weapons to defend not only your own nation but others as well.  The United States has done a good job of building and maintaining nuclear weapons without using them at every opportunity.  I think we should continue to provide nuclear protection to our allies; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are not all created equal. To combat a major nation like the former Soviet Union, the US need long range ICBMs to destroy their cities and missile silos. To combat a nation like Communist China the US needs tactical nuclear weapons, like cruise missiles and nuclear artillery. To fight Iran, we need heavy deep penetrating weapons to reach deep into bunkers, not unlike what we would need for North Korea.


The US has defense commitments all over the world so our nuclear arsenal is spread out all over the world. To defend South Korea and Japan we place nuclear weapons in the north west Pacific, but to defend Australia we need them in the South Pacific. To defend Israel they need to be in the Middle East and to defend Western Europe they need to be in the Atlantic.

 
Our navy is all over the world and with 300 ships it takes a lot of nuclear weapons just to give most of them a few so that they are in the right place at the right time. Our nation has a three prong strategy to survive nuclear war, land based missiles, aircraft delivered missiles and submarine based missiles. That alone requires about three times the number of strategic missiles that we need to conduct a war, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Nuclear Weapons

President Obama wants to make massive cuts in our nuclear arsenal.  I disagree with him on that issued.  H e says that we don't need nuclear weapons for the type of wars we are likely to fight in the future.  There is no way to predict the enemies of the future.   In 1920 no one expected  the US to fight Germany, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and yet only 21 years later we were. So the enemy of 2030 could be anyone.

 
Can we fight any two or three potential enemies without nuclear weapons? China allied with Indonesia perhaps? How about Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba all at once? How about Brazil and Venezuela and Mexico and Cuba? Who knows? And it's too late to start building weapons once war starts.

 
Also different nuclear weapons are made for different purposes. A cruise missile might be great against Cuba. A deep penetrating nuclear bomb for North Korean bunkers. A long range ICBM against Iranian nuclear facilities. Large numbers of tactical nuclear missiles against millions of Communist Chinese solders.  We need to keep our nuclear weapons, that's that view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Change


If you identify a problem and then develop a solution and it does not solve the problem what do you do? Develop a new solution. Many problems in the United States can be solved by simply growing the private economy. People worry about fairness. They fired me because of my race. They did not promote me because I am a woman. The did not interview me because I am unemployed. They don't pay enough taxes because they are rich and can afford it.


We have developed all kinds of laws, training, regulations, fines and other government mandated solutions to the problems of discrimination in employment and other aspects of life. Most of these would simply go away if we were to grow the economy. If we had one percent unemployment instead of 8% or more companies would be doing anything they could to get and keep workers.


Pay would go up, benefits would be better; companies could not afford to alienate their employees based on any non-business related reasons. If they did, the employees could jump ship and go get another job at least as good as the one they left. We would not have to worry about the rich because we would all have plenty of money and the government would save money because they would not have to play out so much in unemployment and welfare. People would retire later or go back to work because their income would be better. Grow the economy, that helps us all; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.