Wednesday, February 26, 2014

We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone.

There was a discussion on facebook about a few laws in Kansas and Arizona that concern who a business has the right to serve and not serve.

I wrote this:

If a businessman doesn't want to serve someone, they have that right in a free market. They are free to lose potential business for their decisions. For the offended party, they have a right to publicly protest or advertise against the businessman. The Government cannot pass laws to force someone to serve someone else. It has no right to control that or even personal morality. Death threats and violence should be treated as the illegal acts they are with no bearing on why the perpetrators thought they could act that way. A school can't decide not to teach a group of people though they can control conduct on school grounds. An individual teacher must perform according to the employment contract or they are free to seek employment elsewhere. Currently, our Government is only interested in granting crony benefits to vocal groups that support the progressive agenda.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baseball been berry berry good to me.

"Put me in coach, I'm ready to play." - Centerfield by John Fogerty. Spring is almost here. The boys of summer are in spring training and this Thursday, our stalwart Padres begin playing preseason against the Seattle Mariners.

I'm beginning to get excited.

Why don't they love us?

I sit here and watch the administration spend money hand over fist on illegals and liberal causes while hollowing out the military. We have less than 600,000 military personnel. That's less than the population of North Dakota. Does anyone think we could ever protect this country from an attack? Hell, if they give a fraction of the people in China guns they could overrun this country without training just from sheer numbers. This is something we should have learned from the Korean War.

The President hates our country as any leftist hates any democracy. The slim hope of saving grace we have left is the people's expectations that they still have power. Consider is we were Czarist Russia. The Marxists there just moved in and fired up the population against the Czars and the Jews.

Still, they are in control and the RINOs hide their heads and balls on the sand like it's just business as usual.

Liberals, you need to wake up and realize the true outcome of these actions will be. It's not the one-world utopia you imagine.

Conservatives: the Washing crowd of Boener and the establishment republicans are not going to save anything. Know who you vote into office.

And those of you who say you don't care about politics or think you know something because you watch CNN or MSNBC. you'd better spend some time learning the concepts this country was founded on and what the ideology o the left is really all about.

It's go time.

Monday, February 10, 2014

High Tech vs. Human resources

I'm trying to get my W-2s for last year. I worked at one company at the beginning of the year, and another near the end. Both are not where I can just drive down and ask for them. Calling the units, I get voice mail continuously. Going online the websites lead you in an endless loop of employment opportunities and community outreach. HR does not exist. What I had to do was search google for the companies corporate offices, and through the switchboard (press "1" for English) was able to leave messages for them to please contact me.

In this age of electronics and infinite social media, it seems that no one in business is ever near a phone to take a call, or so overwhelmed putting out fires, that they can't answer it anyway.

It just seems odd.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Build This!

So, I’m thinking about something I posted once about Elizabeth Warren who mirrored Obama’s statements about how, if you are successful in this country “you didn’t build it.” I basically said that the people who built the roads and such got paid for their labors so someone who builds a great business along one of those roads, does not owe them any more money. Not to mention the roads and towns and even the railroads were not originally built by government, but by citizens and business people.

This led me to thinking about the Utopian paradise the Progressives are trying to transform our country into. It’s not like they went into a third world country where there is no rule of law, no civil society, or even a truly functioning government. These people take the most free, the most generous, and most prosperous land of opportunity in the history of mankind, and try to “fundamentally transform” it into their dream society.

If they ever succeed in destroying the Constitution based system we have, the result will not be what they dream it will be and I’d have to say “They didn’t build it”. They had to start with a functioning, prosperous society to fuel their efforts.

I’m reminded of a joke where some scientists call on God and tell him they have become just like God. “we can make a man from a handful of clay” they tell God. He says, “Show me”. One scientist bends down and grabs a handful of dirt, and God says, “Hold it. Get your own dirt.”

Progressives: Get your own country.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII

43 - 8

I had no dogs in the fight. However, I do have a dislike for two of the rival teams in the AFC West, one of them being Denver. I have a personal opinion that Payton Manning is a great athelete as well as a great human being. However, I think he's a bit full of himself and is overrated by the press. Especially since his younger brother is constantly being portrayed as the lesser of the two brothers despite Eli's earning more Super Bowl wins than his brother.

I had to Google the Seahawks to find the name Russell Wilson to know who their quarterback was. See, I didn't really follow the year that much and normally only watch the progress of a couple of teams. Seattle is not one of them. Still, with my attitude towards Denver, I only wanted two things from the game. I wanted Denver to lose, and I wanted to watch a good competition. I got the win I wanted, but the game itself was a complete disappointment due to the complete failure of the Denver teams to show any of the fire they exhibited all year. If you are going to beat out every other team in the AFC to get to the Super Bowl, you'd better play like you want to win it.

Totally blown out in the first half, I had hopes of the Broncos coming out for the second half adjusted and ready to make a show of it, but they didn't.