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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

50 / 50

Some people are talking about leaving the Union and forming their own nation, separate from the United States of America.  I think the nation is very divided and while I don't support secession, I certainly do think that something radical needs to be done to shake up this nation. 

Half of our nation works for the government, gets government pensions, or some other government payment.  The other half of us pay for those paychecks, pensions and entitlement programs.  These two groups are difficult to reconcile.  They tend to believe in very different things.

Those of us who believe in traditional values, are under assault.  We are told we are selfish, evil, and intolerant.  Many of us are no longer able to trust the government as we once did.  We have spent too many years living in fear of change, that our religious freedom, our gun rights, our income, our freedom of expression will all be taken away so we can support people who don't value what we value.  I don't think succession is the answer, I am not sure what the answer is, but I am worried about our great nation; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, November 12, 2012

North Korea

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9630509/North-Korean-army-minister-executed-with-mortar-round.html

The US Army and many Allied nations fought the Korean War over fifty years ago.  Tens of thousands of Americans were killed.  Rather than fight the war to a victory, as General MacArthur wanted, Democratic President Truman allowed a stalemate to develop.

As a result of this failed war, while South Korea was saved and has gone on to live a happy, democratic and peaceful existence, Communist North Korea is a totalitarian nightmare.  Their leadership has become a hereditary kingship with the first leader passing on absolute power to his son. 

In a bid to insure his complete power, the North Korean leader has had dozens of ministers kept in confinement and in many cases executed.  One of them was recently executed by being blown to pieces because the leader did not want any trace of him left, not even his hair.  This is the face of all Communist nations, torture, murder, death at the hands of the state; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Monday is Veterans Day in the United States.  It is a day to honor those who served our country. The First World War ended on November 11, at 11:00 a.m., 1918.  So we celebrated Armistice Day on 11/11 of every year.  I think World War One was the most difficult war ever fought by mankind.  After the Second World War we changed the holiday to Veterans Day to honor all veterans.

I think each of us has a moral duty to serve our nation and our communities.  We all derive benefits from our nation and so we should pay back some of that benefit.  We should serve in the armed forces, volunteer as firefighters or police or perform some other public service function that is physically demanding and perhaps even a little bit dangerous.

Not everything that is a bad idea needs to be illegal, and not everything that is a good idea needs to be mandatory.  This nation is at war and I think every young man should be at the recruiting office to volunteer his services to the nation.  If one service turns him down he should try the next and the next.  I think of all the young men in the Occupy Movement and wonder why they were not serving in the military instead of whining that the country they were unwilling to defend was not giving them more money and other services.  I found it disgusting; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

God & Politics

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Vatican-Gay-Marriage/2012/11/10/id/463616?s=al&promo_code=10A99-1

The Vatican has re-affirmed it's belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.  For decades now I have been warning that Christians, particularly Catholic Christians that moral issues need to take a broader role in society.  The liberals have taken over the public form and left conservative Christians out of the conversation.

As a result, Christians can't speak in public about Jesus Christ, about the right to life for the unborn and about tradition marriage because those are religious issues and therefore cannot be spoken about in a public forum.  Then the liberals complain when we speak of these issues in church because these are suddenly political issues and have no place in church, effectively silencing traditional Christians.

Christians need to vote their values.  If you believe the Bible, then St. John recognized Christ from the womb.  That certainly is an excellent argument against abortion.  If you believe the Bible it's speaks often about marriage between a man and a woman and about homosexual acts being sinful.  Of course the Bible also speaks of Jesus Christ being the Son of God and one worthy of emulation.  In a democratic society it is our obligation to consider the will of God and vote accordingly, too many in the USA failed to do that in our recent election; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Puerto Rico



http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hLsBqt8B2LWU_5fxdinssiagaZBg?docId=8ca22c65109b42bab34c1fc8e651519d&cid=nlc-dailybrief-daily_news_brief-link21-20121108
Puerto Rico has opted for statehood.  The vote was not overwhelming and is non-binding.  Puerto Rico still has a ways to go before they are ready for statehood in my opinion.  I also think they are a little small.  They may want to combine with the American Virgin Islands to make a larger state, since the American Virgin Islands are very small.

Crime and poerty in Puerto Rico are very high. Those two problems should be corrected before they become a state.  It's part of how they are able to govern themselves, is how they are able to maintain order and serve the needs of their people.

Long term I am okay with Puerto Rico becoming a state.  Before they do, I think they should have a simple Yes or No up or down binding vote of the people to insure they really want to make the change.  It should not happen because a few people want it to happen; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Govern

The Republicans control the House of Representatives.  They need to use that power to block the liberal agenda of President Obama as best as they can.  President Obama did not win a sweeping mandate, he barely won with only a few percentage points above Governor Romney.  They need powerful leadership that will play political hardball against the President.

They need to stop gun control, the homosexual agenda, and infringements on the freedom of religion.  The IRS has not been enforcing the regulations that prevent churches from speaking out on political issues.  Those laws need to be repealed.  The House should attach a rider to that effect on every bill they send forward to the President.  Only by allowing men of God to speak the truth about the homosexual agenda, abortion and other moral issues can we take back this great nation from the brink of moral chaos.  These regulations were never voted on and only date to the 1950's.  Church leaders spoke from the pulpit for nearly two centuries before this regulation was made.

If the Republican are going to stand a chance of regaining the White House they need to show that they are willing to take political chances and vote the way they believe.  People respected President Reagan because he stood by his principles, even when they were unpopular.  People need to know the Republicans will do that too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election 2012

President Obama has won reelection.  I am very sorry that this happened because I think that he has done a poor job as president the last four years.  By nearly every measure the nation is worse off than when he took office and I think much of that is his fault.

The Republican party has done a poor job of selecting presidential candidates for at least the last eight election cycles.  They have selected men who lack charisma, who lack gravitas and who lack the ability to engage and excite the base of the party as well as the general public.

Bob Dole was a poor public speaker as were both Presidents Bush.  John McCain was not able to energize the base of the party.  He was too liberal.  Mitt Romney did not energize the conservative base and seemed to fade out in the second and third debates.  President Reagan was very conservative and was able to communicate his message well to people who were moderate.  We need presidential candidates like him.  Military veteran, good Christian, who is strongly conservative, has a good business and political background and most importantly can speak well to the general population.  If we can find that person, we can regain the presidency; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote for Romney

Today I voted for Mitt Romney for president.  I hope he will be our next president, but it is too early to tell yet who will win.  If President Obama wins a second term I fear for our economy, our gun rights and our national defense.  I believe that he will continue with the moral decline of our nation.  His continued and increasing endorsement of homosexual marriage and abortion are a terrible stain on this nation.

I think if he does get reelected that we will simply get more of the same thing we got in the last four years.  An administration that founders at every opportunity overseas, like in Benghazi and Iraq.  I think we will have even greater debt and unemployment will continue to be high.  Anything over 5% unemployment is unacceptable to me and should warrant a change in administrations.  If President Obama does win reelection, I will continue to pray for him and for our nation.

I hope that Mitt Romney wins the election and I also hope that he wins by a large enough margin that there is no quibbling about his victory.  Very close elections are not good for the nation, they distract us for months, even years from the work that needs to be done as we argue over who really won and who really lost and why.  In my opinion, Mitt Romney will help to grow this economy which will provide the money and resources that we need bring our nation back to greatness; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, November 5, 2012

British Invasion

I read an article recently that said Great Britain had invaded every nation on Earth apart from only 22 out of way more than a hundred.  What the article did not say was why those nations were invaded.  They did not say how many were invaded more than once.  Most important is they did not say how many are better off today for having been invaded?

The United States occupied Japan, invaded them if you will, as a result of their surrender at the end of World War Two.  I would suggest the fact that Japan is a prosperous, democratic, peaceful nation is a direct result of that invasion.

Is France better off now then they were in 1944 before the British invaded them?  How about Germany, are they better off now than in 1945?  India is a large nation with many problems but I think the legacy of a common language, a common legal system and a democracy are all benefits that the British left behind them after their invasion.  I think there are a few nations that would have been better off had the British invaded them and stayed longer.  I think there are a few nations that need the British to return; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Luxury

When I was a kid cars were very large, and heavy.  They were very comfortable and could go very fast.  They would easily set six large, tall adults, and had a massive trunk space.  Then people complained about the air quality and later fuel economy.  As a result cars got smaller and smaller.

Now we see these new Fiats and Smart Cars that look like they would fit inside the bed of a pick up truck.  Tiny cars that don't give me any feeling of either comfort or safety.  For too long we have worried about mileage and emissions to the detriment of safety and comfort.  I want a 1964 Chevrolet Impala station wagon that gets fifty miles to the gallon.

We need vehicles that can provide us with luxury, comfort, safety, clean air and fuel economy are all important.  For at least the last thirty years the American standard of living has been slowly sliding downhill.  Having a large comfortable car is only one of many examples.  We need leadership in both government and private industry that can bring America forward and stop this slow decline; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Firearms Freedom

The United States was founded on freedom.  Take the right to keep and bear arms for example.  The population was allowed to own all the weapons that the military might own, including cannons.  As late as the War of 1812 the US Congress was giving letters of marque to civilian ships.  That would allow them to function as warships.

It did not authorize them to be armed and equipped with cannons like a warship.  Civilians already carried the same kinds of guns on their ships that warships carried.  In fact, many civilian ships were armed better than many American Navy warships.  The Congress allowed these civilian ships to attack British ships and sink them or capture them.  They were allowed to function as US Navy warships but where not warships, they were privateers.  Privately owned, privately financed, and privately operated, getting all their income from ships, cargoes and sailors they captured on the high seas.

My point in bringing this up, is that the idea of firearms freedom goes back to the Revolutionary War and we were still very free as late as the War of 1812, with many of those same people who passed the first Constitution still in office.  The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting.  It is not about cheap handguns.  It is not about registration, taxes and fees that have to be paid.  It is about the freedom to have the weapons that people need to defend themselves, their loved ones and their property against crime, invasion, or an oppressive government; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Election 2012

This is how I intend to vote in this election for California initiatives:

30  No it's a tax increase.
31  No, it's a way for the state to give money to local governments, I don't generally favor that.
32  Yes, it takes away the disporportionate power of the state employee unions.
33  Yes, I don't much like either choice, insurance companies are over regulated in Californi.a
34  No, I support the death penalty and we have nearly 800 people on death row.
35  Yes, increased penalties for human trafficking.
36  No, it weakens the three strikes law, if we could trust judges to be tough we would not have passed it in the first place.
37 No, food labels are a great idea, but this law is just a way for attornies to get rich on the lawsuits over food labels.
38 No, it's a tax increase.
39, No, it's a tax increase.
40, Yes, our redistricting process is broken, I am not sure this will fix it either.
Measure M, No, it's another tax increase.

My wife has had three pay cuts in three years, and I have been laid off twice in that same time.  Government employees have had pay increases, get huge retirements and they can't seem to run the state without asking for more taxes, and more bond measures which are just another type of tax increase.  The state has to cut spending in tough times.  Instead, all they can come up with is new ways to cut taxes.

Crime is going down nationwide.  That is no reason to eliminate the death penalty and decrease prison sentences.  Too many foolish liberal ideas appear when things start going well that will take us right back to high crime. Crime is down because murderers are being executed and criminals are being locked up; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kiddie Porn

http://www.aol.com/video/teen-stunts-landing-kids-on-sex-offender-list-for-life/517523819/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D229040

In California the conviction of over a hundred sex related crimes requires that the convicted criminal be placed on a sex offenders list.  They often have to register with local police and face other restrictions for the rest of their life.  Now some people are complaining about this because teenagers are being convicted of criminal behavior and they think it is unfair to have to be a sex offender for the next seventy years.

A girl takes photos of herself naked and puts them on a public forum could be publishing child pornography if she is under eighteen years of age.  If a twenty year old has consensual sex with his sixteen year old girlfriend he could be considered as a sex offender.  The age of consent in California is eighteen and so no one under eighteen is considered to be legally competent to give consent to have sex. 

In my opinion we should be prosecuting more of these offenses not fewer.  Sexual relations should be reserved for a man and a woman who are married to each other and in private and consenting to the activity.  The farther we go from that ideal the more concerned that society rightfully expresses.  Children under eighteen should not be having sex, with each other, with older people and should not have nude photos of them posted on the Internet.  Parents need to teach their children proper behavior; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.