Entries from December 2008 ↓

The collective

A modern day parable.

After Captain Picard was assimilated into the Borg collective he sent a message to the Enterprise – “I am Locutus… of Borg. Resistance… is futile. Your life as it has been… is over. From this time forward… you will service… us.” Well it didn’t come to happen and the Captain eventually returned to comand of the Enterprise. In later episodes the Borg were defeated.

You can see where this is going. A seemingly unstopable adversary with a mission to assimilate all cultures into a single minded entity, (read liberals) turning every species they encountered into Borg “drones” (liberals again) was eventually defeated by the aptly named “Enterprise” and the resourcefullness of free thinking individuals, and the Captain returned to command his ship.

 Borg=liberals –  liberals=Borg!

True words


“A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost She lowered her altitude
and spotted a man in a boat below.

She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would
meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied,

“You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation
of 2346 f eet above sea level.

You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09
minutes west longitude.”

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically
correct , but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost.

Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going.

You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air.

You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to
solve your problem.

You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, now
somehow, it’s my fault.”

What’s Obama up to?

Obama has put us off balance with his current statements on many issues and his choice of Clintonites and Washington insiders for his cabinet. Much of his latest talk has moderated from his position during the campaign, making me wonder just exactly is he up to. Many political analysts assume that he simply prostituted himself to left to get elected and then moved to the center to gain the support of moderates and he’s not really a socialist, just a politician.

I have a different take on his reasoning and a couple of other possibilities come to mind, the first thought being that he doesn’t have a clue about running the country. After promising to champion every leftist cause that backed his candidacy and knowing that doing so wouldn’t pass muster with the public, press or even the left leaning congress for that matter, he just doesn’t know where to go to keep his messianic halo intact. He’s so caught up in his God complex that he believes he can pretty much say and do anything.

Another possibility is that he is very smart and knows exactly where he wants to lead the Country. By injecting this imbalance, we are put off guard and he’s free to institute his socialist agenda while we’re trying to figure out what he’s really about.

Both scenarios spell big trouble for this country, we’re either about to have a most dangerous type of leader, one who will bask in his own glory while the country flounders in a rudderless ship, or one cunning enough to institute a socialist regime under our very noses.

Adolph Hitler fooled the Germans with an eerily similar populist feint and my greatest fear is that Barack Obama is ardent student of history and is indeed very smart.

A founder of the Weathermen terror group, Mark Rudd, said “President-elect Barack Obama is feigning a centrist position on some issues so he can ultimately push through a radical agenda,” and “Obama plays basketball. I’m not much of an athlete, barely know the game, but one thing I do know is that you have to be able to look like you’re doing one thing but do another. That’s why all these conservative appointments are important: the strategy is feint to the right, move left. Any other strategy invites sure defeat. It would be stupid to do otherwise in this environment.”

Former Weatherman terrorist Jeff Jones wrote – Obama is “really SMART.” “His centrist appointments are a smokescreen; they co-opt the moderate center, but he’s still the commander in chief. Even Lenin would be impressed!”

Connecticut Budget Woes

It’s about time the Governor’s office has finally realized that state spending and taxes are, and have been, out of control and has decided to look at the spending side of the budget. We should expect our legislature to champion spending cuts, union concessions, greatly reduced and affordable social programs and a reversal of the anti-business climate they have created. In any plan to address the budget crisis we simply cannot afford to do otherwise.

While it is too late to save the many thousands of skilled and high paying industrial jobs that have left the State due to high taxes, an oppressive business climate and too much regulation, I applaud Governor Rell’s recent epiphany. I anxiously await some real movement to scale down the government and would especially like to address the exorbitant salaries and benefits paid to State workers and the trend over the years to keep sweetening the pot with benefits unheard of in private industry.

As an example – I retired early, after 30 years of service, from a well-known International Company that began in Connecticut in 1866. Corporate headquarters remained in Connecticut even after being acquired by a larger corporation in 1968. Business considerations including our state business climate as well as the posture of the company’s local labor union led to the 2003 sale of the company and recent abandonment of Connecticut operations. The effects of Connecticut’s business climate and union considerations aside, I do not, and did not expect to, receive a living income from my former employer on retirement nor do I believe one is in order for our retiring state workers.

It is past time to renegotiate state union worker’s contracts and demand concessions to bring their compensation back to reality. Programs such as heart and hypertension, full retirement and gold plated medical benefits after ten years must be eliminated. Sick day policies and other special compensations must also be revisited and reduced or eliminated.

As taxpayers and voters we should expect no less.

Hope vs. Purpose

Washington Irving said: “Great minds have purpose; little minds have wishes (read hope).Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.”

Conservatives have a purpose rooted in the freedom to pursue personal achievement; the liberals wish and hope for some elusive utopia feeding off misfortune and a subdued public looking for a leader.

The Obamas are educating their children in private schools, while insisting in public education for those who cannot afford a private education, by opposing vouchers. The same labor unions that supported his candidacy are in the forefront of maintaining an education system that is indeed, failed, failed by the the left wing, their union coddling and their socialistic hopes. They brainwash our children into a political correctness and mindset that refuses to allow personal achievement, teaching them wish for a utopia where everyone is equal, except, of course, those who are in charge. The leaders being those who were taught purpose and personal achievement.

Our children have been taught to follow the leader and abandon any purpose. We must fight their brand of socialism with logic and purpose, and dump the PC garbage that is suffocating our youth.