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Los Angeles Times obviously wants Nobama to win

October 31, 2008 Leave a comment

Otherwise, the newspaper wouldn’t be refusing to post on their website video of Barack Obama at a dinner with terrorists like William Ayers and Rashid Khalidi.

Yes, the same Times that held video footage unflattering of Arnold Schwarzenegger and then ran it a few weeks before the election.

I tell you, my suspicion is that if the dirt was really dug up on Nobama, he probably would not have even received his party’s nomination.

I’m not a chicken little person, but I am bracing myself for possibly the worst presidency our country has ever known if Nobama gets elected. If only Americans weren’t so obsessed over style.

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Comments that I’ll post

October 31, 2008 Leave a comment

I recently received comments from what I consider a misguided person who’s wasting their vote and voting for Barack Obama. Because I like variety, I have posted their comments on my blog post of why I’m voting for John McCain.

You don’t have to agree with me, and as long as you do so in an adult manner–minus profanity, disgusting innuendo, etc., your comments will be posted.

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Why I’m voting for John McCain

October 29, 2008 2 comments

One of these days, if and when third party candidates are a viable option and if the greater of the two evils can’t do any damage while in office, I might take a leap of faith and vote third party in the presidential elections.

For now, I will refrain from doing that and vote for John McCain on November 4.

There are issues with which I agree with McCain strongly and those that I don’t. Then there is Barack Obama, a man whose style triumphs over his substance and who is wrong on virtually every issue while bringing to the table a woeful lack of experience or assertiveness. I find Obama’s talk of “change” to be nothing more than recycled demagoguery.

As an independent conservative, I believe McCain is right on three key issues: cutting spending while keeping taxes low, protecting America’s sovereignty and security against terrorists and the issue of life. Whereas Obama feels that the question of when life begins is “above [his] pay grade”, McCain emphatically believes that life begins at conception.

I listened to the first two debates between McCain and Obama. McCain seemed rough early in the first debate but picked up steam as the debate went on. Granted, he’s not a great speaker, but I observed many more attempts by McCain to offer specifics to his plans than what Obama did. In the second debate, a town-hall format, Obama frequently looked lost. (I guess not having a teleprompter will do that). Here in Michigan where car/deer accidents happen daily, that’s a look you don’t want to see in a president.

Especially if there’s a 3 a.m. call and a crisis to deal with.

Then there’s the tax issue. I find Obama’s plan one that’s vague and seems to change whenever new focus group data comes in. I cringe to think of those who might be considered “rich” under Obama. Perhaps two of my brothers-in-law–one who’s a small business owner and the other who’s about to open his own small trucking business. Perhaps freelance clients of mine. Of course, it’s hard to tell since nailing down specifics on Obama’s tax plan is like trying to drink tea using chopsticks.

Yes, there’s a deficit, and yes, the war on terror has been costly. But when I consider a candidate like Obama who wants to increase taxes and government spending while we already have a deficit and national debt, I have to ask this: considering how many billions of dollars annually our government already wastes irresponsibly, why should it be given even more money to spend? Obama said we need a scalpel instead of an axe when cutting the budget. I disagree. Do we really need a National Endowment for the Arts? Do we really need faith-based initiatives? Whether a Republican or Democrat gets elected, do we really need multi-million-dollar inaugural galas?

When it comes to the war on terror, Obama especially worries me. I don’t think he really understands the evil we’re up against, especially since he has reported ties to the Nation of Islam and considering that he wants to have dialogues with regimes like Iran (which doesn’t recognize Israel and whose president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, denies the Holocaust took place). Obama runs the same old, tired approach that America is responsible for the world’s being angry with us and that it’s up to liberals to go out there and repair the international damage Bush has done. Yes, the same liberals who were offended by President Ronald Reagan referring to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire” and who view foreign policy as a glorified popularity contest.

When it comes to protecting this country and growing its economy, I’d rather put my trust in a senator who feels that tax cuts should be accompanied by spending cuts, one who believes the government should be thrifty instead of spendthrifty, and one who knows, first-hand, what it’s like to serve one’s country and suffer for it. I don’t see those qualities in Obama; instead, I see a man who talks the talk but is too dreadfully inexperienced and unwise to walk the walk. For these reasons, I will be voting for John McCain for president.

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Just sent in my latest column for the Beeville Bee-Picayune

October 28, 2008 Leave a comment

This column will explain why I’m voting for John McCain. Not exactly a difficult decision, if you ask me. IF Barack Obama gets elected (and I certainly hope he doesn’t), it will be a one-term disaster that, after as little as a year, many will probably ask themselves, “What the HECK was I thinking?” In other words, the modern version of the Jimmy Carter Administration.

Forgive the negativism, but I’m just tired of the media doing Barack’s dirty work of attacking McCain and Sarah Palin while any criticism of Obama is misconstrued as racism.

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Presidential election’s almost here

October 27, 2008 Leave a comment

I sent to the Beeville Bee-Picayune my column where I announce that little old me, Richard P. Zowie*, is voting for John McCain. Column went through a few more drafts than normal as I wanted to really reiterate to the readers why Barack Obama would make a bad choice for president.

I get this gut feeling that IF No-bama is elected, he potentially could go down as the worst president in U.S. history.

We’ll see. Maybe it’ll be moot as McCain wins.

*I added my middle initial to distinguish myself from my Dad, a registered Democrat whose first name is also Richard.

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“Waitress” the movie

October 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Waitress was, without question, the most bittersweet movie I’ve ever seen. As a film, I thought it was well-told, hilarious and very uplifting. Didn’t really like the adultery aspect of it.

As much as I liked this film, it’s one that you can’t help but watch without getting sad. The writer and director, Adrienne Shelly, was murdered after the film was made. Apparently, she walked in on a man trying to burglarize her apartment. He strangled her and in an effort to cover the murder, he tried unsuccessfully to make it look like a suicide.

So, because of this man, we’ll never get to see what other brilliant films Shelly could’ve made.


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Politics and other stuff

October 22, 2008 Leave a comment

…I listened to the second debate and caught bits and pieces of the third. To me, McCain wiped the floor with Obama in the town hall format and did a decent job in the third one. It boils down to experience. When I look at Nobama, I see a man who is far too consumed with doing what’s popular to be entrusted with America’s sovereignty and security.

While I’m not one to consider McCain the next Ronald Reagan, I don’t really see that difficult of a choice…

…Sean “Jeff Spicoli” Penn has made another trip to Venezuela to meet with wannabe dictator Hugo “Oogo” Chavez. I wonder if Penn bought a one-way ticket, or if he disappointed me with a round tripper…

…A few weeks ago, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame told Obama to quit using his song “Soul Man”. Finally. Glad to see a musician getting on Obama for once…

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