Archive for November, 2008

The No Name Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2008 by republicanrambler

hey there all. I was featured today on my friend, theteenconservative‘s, audio blog. I think I represented myself pretty well.  Check it out (it’ll start immediately) right here.

Also, in case I do not return before Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving to all who read, and all who don’t. If you want to learn why you should be thankful, check out Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. I try to keep personal stuff off RR, but honestly, it’s an amazing, albeit depressing (post-apocalyptic) read.

Finally, one humorous note: I just spell checked this bad boy, and WordPress, a BLOGGING website, does not recognize blog as a word in the English language. It won’t recognize this, either: LOLZ!

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Ain’t it hard when you discover that he really wasn’t where it’s at?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2008 by republicanrambler

So I’ve been trying to keep pretty positive about the whole “President elect Obama” thing, and so far, I’ve been successful. Well, the Time’s, they Are a Changin’. (yes, there’s a Bob Dylan theme).

Barack Obama, the greatest politician of all time, has truly impressed me. He’s hired the best political advisors in the world, showed masterful use of new technologies in order to get out the vote, and looked like a savior the whole election through. I’m impressed, truly impressed, that this diety, that this God among mere mortals, managed to take an election that almost any democrat could have won easily, and make it so very damn close. So Barack, how’s the stigmata healing?

Sure, I realize that the electoral gap was enormous, but look at that popular vote. The gaps not that big. Why’s that, you ask? Because, well, people realized who the better candidate was, and they couldn’t vote for him because he was in the wrong party, he was running against the messiah, he was blah, and yadda, and any excuse you could possibly think of to not vote for the right guy.

Why’d Barack Obama win? He talked pretty. Real pretty. His main primary opponent was a woman horribly destroyed by the sexism her party, and her liberal media, thinks is so wrong. It’s impressive how that goes out the window when the dream candidate runs, aye?

So now, here we are, and we’ve got Barack Obama, the messiah, the savior, as our president-elect. Congrats, get your feet ready for a good cleanin’. Take some deep breaths for your new baptism. You’ll want a new life after the president-elect takes from you everything, he could steal. So…

How does it feel?

And When the Band Plays “Hail to the Chief,” oh, they point the cannon at you

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 by republicanrambler

Rupert Brooke

“The Soldier”

 

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

            Yes, I realize that this is a poem about England, and not America, but the mindset of soldiers rings true throughout the world. This is a day in America that has become less and less emphasized in our culture. As we’ve had no major, life-taking wars on a World War, Korea, or Vietnam scale in the recent past, we quickly seem to forget just how important our veterans are.

 

Don’t forget!

 

            The problem is, those who remember Veteran’s day at all seem to think of it as a day of remembrance, but it is not that at all. Our day of remembrance is Memorial Day. On Veteran’s Day, you shouldn’t remember, you should ACT. So go out. Find a veteran and give them a hand, a hug, a handshake, tell them how much they’ve done for their country. And maybe, make their day a little better.

 

It’s not much to ask; after all, if it wasn’t for them, God knows what this country would be like.

That’s Great, it starts with an Earthquake?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 by republicanrambler

{Slowly, dramatically, the fog and smoke clears. Our hero, exhausted, battered, and covered in blood (more the blood of others than his own) walks towards the fourth wall. Stopping, he gazes once more behind him, examining the strewn, devistated bodies of friend and foe alike. Closing his eyes, the hero turns, exhales, and marches towards his future}

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for many days, and as we are now T+ 6 days from the election, I have failed. Enough about intentions, though. Go back and reread the “Director notes” which opened this blog. This is exactly what U.S. president-elect Obama looked like on Wednesday, right? The world has barely survived the election “battle,” and Obama now rises gloriously to lead the few survivors, right?

Stop. Leave your computer, go outside, look around, and return.

I mean it…

I’ll wait…

Now that you’re back, tell me, has anything really changed? Does the world look any different, really? Are there fires burning in your neighborhood that have been their since the 4th, or, perhaps, are their donkeys being burned in ephigy on anyone’s front lawn. I didn’t think so.

Sure, there are a few more leaves on the ground. Sure, it’s a hell of a lot colder than it was a week ago. But when you look at it from a wide lens, nothing has changed. Yes, a new president will take over in just more than two months. Yes, the party in power not only in the District but all over this nation will switch. But when all the “Dust” has settled, when all the offices are filled, and when the government gets back to work, this will still be the greatest country on earth. You’ll still have the right to voice your opinion. Hell, you’ll still have the right to write annoying blogs like this one! so maybe, before we lock ourselves in a closet for the next four years, think about the following three things:

1.) It’s cold right now, but it’ll get colder. Get some fresh air before the sound of a door opening turns your nose red.

2.) The leaves are still falling, so go find some and spend some time catching one, damn it.

3.) If you’re still hellbent on locking that closet door, set the alarm for two years, not four. After all, there’s ALWAYS midterms!

In case you’re keeping track at home

Posted in Uncategorized on November 5, 2008 by republicanrambler

Hey. It’s over. Senator Barack Obama is now President Elect Obama and the dust is settling. Jay Nixon, democrat, is not suprisingly Missouri’s governor elect, and the only statewide office which will be held by a republican after innaguration day will be Lieutenant governor. So what’s new…

This stuff…

The democrats did NOT get 60 seats in the senate… their machine is NOT bulletproof.

Ted Stevens won… um, let’s ignore “how” for now and remind ourselves of this. Sarah Palin will soon be a senator.

And hey, Joe Biden and Barack Obama won’t…

Obama’s election leaves the door open for Illinois’ massively unpopular governor to promote himself to a national level. In a way, I hope he has better taste. In EVERY OTHER way, I hope he doesn’t…

My congressman, Todd Akin, won without discomfort. No surprise. Neither is it a surprise that my state senate seat and state rep seat are still held by republicans…

So where are we now. Libby Dole is out. That’s a discomfort to BOB DOLE… a discomfort also is seen in Dole’s friend (they won the world food prize together this year) George McGovern. He’s probably not happy about Obama, even though he SAYS he’s not a racist.

Alright, this is the first of two (probably) times I will mention this, because after this it should not be a subject. It is a beautiful thing that we finally have a president of a minority race. I don’t like his politics, but the symbolism in that single event is huge. Congratulations to him.

In closing, pray for Jim Lembke. Running for a state senate seat, Lembke STILL hasn’t been declared the winner, even while winning by 92 votes with 100% reporting. Also, please, seriously, pray for Dick Durbin. Though I do not agree with his politics, no one has been more miserable in reelection, as he lost his forty year old daughter over the weekend. God be with him.

Some words you need to hear

Posted in Uncategorized on November 4, 2008 by republicanrambler

Roars of U.S.A. in the background…

First term president stands atop a pile of rubble, grasping the shoulder of a New York Firefighter with one arm, a bullhorn with the other…

Into the bullhorn he speaks:

“Thank you all. I want you all to know, that America today is on bended knee in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn. This nation stands with the good people of New York City, and New Jersey, and Connecticutt, as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens.

A man in the crowd shouts out:

“We can’t hear you,”

to which the previously mentioned presidential speaker says:

“I can hear you! I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

The crowd chants U.S.A.

“The nation sends its love its compassion” (man shouts God Bless America) “to everybody who is here. Thank you for your hard work,  thank you for making the nation proud, and may God Bless America.”

U.S.A

U.S.A.

Now, who was that president. Deep down inside, you know.

Before you curse George W. Bush for all the mistakes he’s made, take a minute. Read these words, listen to this speech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4BkzuV0LYE) and remember that nobody else, NOBODY ELSE, could have handled such a great attack on our nation with such class and skill. Maybe before you move on from the last eight years, you should think about the fact that maybe for all the mistakes, George W. Bush was STILL the best man for the job.

Well I Guess This is Growing Up

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 by republicanrambler

It’s November third. It’s a year ending in eight. Today is the first Monday in November. None of you live in a cave. All of this indicates perhaps that tomorrow may be a presidential election.

As we approach this presidential election, there is some question as to the credibility of the polling numbers. Some have Senator Obama up by massive margins, some by much smaller. Most to all have him winning nationwide, however, and so here we are.

I will try to write several blogs in the next two days. The first, this one, will adress my beliefs in the situation that Barack Obama will be elected the next president of the United States.

Throughout my political life, I have been in a country headed by a president of my own party. Yes, clearly, Bill Clinton was president while I was alive, as was, for a short while, George H. W. Bush. But I didn’t care about politics then. Now I do. And since I do, this is the first time I am legitimately scared that my party will lose the presidency for the first time in my “life,” hence the title.

I have mentally prepared myself for a Barack Obama election. I have mentally prepared myself for a landslide. While I don’t think the latter will happen, I am entirely prepared for it, so that I will not be dissappointed. In the case that he wins, I will be prepared.

And I’ll be supportive.

Yes, a democrat. I will support him.

This is a problem with American politics. We have these deep seeded divisions between a two-party system, and they clearly have become hatred in many cases. This is rediculous. No one… NO ONE, should want a president to fail. It’s un-patriotic, un-American, and if I may say so, inhuman. You should, everyone should, support the president, even if you disagree. I’m not trying to say you have to agree with everything the president does, or even support everything he does, but you should hope that everything he does works for the best of America.

I heard someone say today that he believes if Obama wins, the economy will not right itself and we can have a republican president in 2012. I strongly disagree. I hope, I pray everyday that if Barack Obama is elected, he will be the best president of all time. And so should everyone else (except perhaps Hillary Clinton). I just don’t personally think that Barack Obama is the best man to do it.