Location: Mpls, Minnesota, United States

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Earth Day 2009

I just thought you might like to know, that I'm going to start the day with an extra long hot shower, while keeping all the lights on in my condo.

Then I'm going celebrate the blessings of the earth with a big bacon & eggs breakfast.

Then, instead of taking the bus to work, I'm going to drive my NASCAR (2001 Stratus SE Coupe) as fast as I can get away with to work- someone has to keep the engine of America running.

All lights still on at the condo.

Obviously, it's McDonald's for lunch (for dual reasons though, they are my 2nd largest acct where I work, behind Allstate Ins), that new $1. ice tea should wash down a Big Mac & fries.

Probably on my afternoon break I'll light some leftover firecrackers and throw them at the light rail train as it passes in front of our building, it's always a big thrill for the lemmings.

All lights still on at the condo.

After I take the long way home in the NASCAR, revving it at every stop, I'll have to take another hot shower while the oven runs to 400 degrees so I can cook some baby back ribs (you just have to cover them with foil so they don't dry out).

Then, as the night comes to a satisfied close, I'll toast with a corn mash whiskey that didn't fall to the ethanol craze.

Finally, lights out on Earth Day

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pres. Barak Obama (BO)

Well, it's official, and boy are we going to pay.

After his win, the stock market took a new historical post-election drop of 10%.

It's amazing to me how few people really listen to what he said he'd do, they just think he's a nice guy who represents "change".

Well, change can sometimes be for the worst, not the better, Wall St. is afraid of that.

I fear we're headed for a 4 year reign of terror Jimmy Carter style, not to mention chaos abroad.

The surge in Iraq has worked well beyond our best hopes, BO will probably screw that up.

Putin wants control in Russia again, now that he knows he'd be facing Neville Chamberlin II.

You know we're in big trouble when Hugo Chavez congratulates Obama and the American people.

Our only hope is he pulls a Clinton.

After Clinton was elected in '92, all his ultra-liberal agenda was so reviled by the American people, that in the "94 elections, the Republicans took control of the House & Senate for the first time in 40 years.

Bring it BO, 2010 can't come fast enough.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Hillary tries to be the Sheriff

Remember last year when then erstwhile Vikings, and then current Cardinals footaball coach Dennis "the Sheriff" Green had a meltdown of fondue proportions after a loss to the Bears?

You can still catch some of his now classic lines in a Coors Light commercial: "We knew who they were...if you want to crown'em, crown'em!"

The link below provides a pretty good reason why Bill Clinton has all his affairs.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

James Madison believed in Christmas

Regarding the incessant attacks on Christmas, and God as well, by liberals, the media, and clueless school boards and city councils across the country, let me explain what the Founding Fathers intentions were on the subject.

In the sweltering summer of 1789, our Founding Fathers, led by James Madison, debated the Bill Rights. One of the foremost concerns on their collective minds was how to handle the religion issue.

They were acutely aware of how years before, King Henry VIII was going through wives like some of the period changed socks, and butted heads with the Catholic Church. For whatever reason, he was surprised that the Catholic Church took a very dim view of his habit of not only divorcing, but also beheading wives.

His response was to create his own Church of England, and thus was born a state religion.

This is what the “Pilgrims,” as we know them, fled England to come here for, religious freedom from a state religion.

Madison and most of the other Founding Fathers were deeply religious, and God fearing men, regardless of what today’s media tries to tell us.

Just pull out some good old U.S. currency and you’ll see what the Founders believed: “In God We Trust.” Don’t let some pseudo-intellectual hack college professor (Ward Churchill comes to mind) try and spin that any differently.

So what Madison & the boys came up with, was what all the lawyers call the “Establishment Clause.”

In plain English (ain’t it great?), they said the new government would not establish a state run religion, but nor would they prohibit the “free exercise” of any religion.

Now, here is where our liberal friends twist that amendment, they try to claim there should be no association between the Federal Government and religion.

That God should not be honored in any city building or school, is quite the opposite of what the Founders wanted.

Far and away they were religious men who not only believed in God, but they wanted that belief to be tangible in our founding documents, our currency, and our mortar.

This is not demanding everyone respect a state religion, it’s simply saying this country was founded on Christian principles, and yet allows the expression of all others.

The ACLU demands the 10 Commandments be removed from all government buildings.

Why? Forget the religious connotations, aren’t they really just 10 pieces of good advice for living your life?

In Arvada, Co this week, a girl from Chisholm was killed in a Christian School, and the perpetrator was disabled by a former Mpls police officer working as a security guard.

These killings seem to be on rise, people with no regard for life, their’s or any others and they go on these killing sprees.

This wasn’t happening 20 or 30 years ago, why?

Could it be that the ACLU, and liberals, drive to remove the 10 “items of good advice” has completely backfired?

I mean, even if you are an atheist, aren’t commandments like “Thou Shalt Not Kill” just plain old good advice?

Merry Christmas all!

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Immigration Answer

The Senate is pushing a new, and very divisive and misguided Immigration Reform bill.

I have the answer to solve the whole Immigration debate.

We invade Mexico.

Think about it, it's perfect!

Every Illegal Mexican Alien now in the country instantly becomes an American citizen.

We remove the brutal and corrupt current Mexican government, and we divide Mexico into about 5 or 6 new States.

We then take control of all that Mexican oil, and also some darn nice beaches.

And then our new Southern border would be a little strip of land across from Guatemala & Belize.

Heck, we could guard that with just Larry the Cable Guy.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Hammering Krugman (NYT)

As a general rule, and to keep my blood pressure in check, I avoid reading anything written by Paul Krugman.

I find him to be a liberal shill, capable of routinely spewing extreme mendacity and fact twisting, so there is nothing I can learn from this man.

But today, March 24, I fell for it, I got sucked in.

I admit it; I was intrigued by the headline of his column “His conservative movement never left,” and the big smiling face of a picture of Ronald Reagan in the Star Tribune.

It took only three paragraphs to illicit a response from me.

He talks about a book by Jonathan Cohen written in 1993, where he claims our public health care system was suffering from “12 years of Republican neglect.”

Then he says “Changing just a few words in that article makes it read as if it were written in 2007.”

Now let’s hold the bus right there!

Let’s inject facts to his ridiculous contention, shall we?

In the 12 years Cohen refers to, 1980 to 1992, Reagan was president for the first eight, and Bush the elder the last four.

But let’s remember, the Democrats held the House the entire time, and the Senate all but two years.

So in 1993, it’s the President’s fault for health care failures, even though he never had a sympathetic Congress to work with.

Ok, so Cohen’s book at least has a workable thesis, fast forward to Krugman’s screed.

We had eight years of a Democrat President, Bill Clinton, albeit with a Republican Congress for six of those years, who got nothing done on health care either.

Even though his wife led the health care “Charge of the Light Brigade,” with similar results, Krugman conveniently fast forwards through that, so he can attack George W. Bush.

Who, incidentally, is dealing with a Democrat Congress these days, but Krugman won’t be compelled, nor bothered with pertinent facts like that.

It’s the Republicans fault no matter what the situation, that’s Krugman’s myopic world view.

And I know where he’s going with this, conservatives have failed, just look at the legacy.

The problem with this is, George W. Bush is not carrying Reagan’s conservative torch, and he never was.

He’s trying to make a case that Bush has failed, and thereby that proves Reagan’s legacy has ended in failure too.

To make a Minnesota analogy, that’s like saying because Brad Childress has run the Viking’s ship aground, this proves Bud Grant’s tenure was a failure.

Rather than continuing even reading another Krugman paragraph, and being forced to confront it with facts and reality, I’d rather watch a re-run of the classy Tubby Smith press conference.

That’s just the cure after reading a specious Krugman diatribe.

Hi Readers...

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately, but so many of my rants have ended up published in the MPLS Star Tribune in the last 6 months, that I haven't posted anything here.

See my latest in the Strib 4-28.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Can I be an Illegal Alien too?

To Honorable Sen. Mark Dayton
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Dayton,

As a native Minnesotan, and an excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien, and they referred me to you.

My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate, and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five Years.

I know a good deal when I see one, and I am anxious to get the process started. By my quick calculations (math never being my strong suit), I can expect a check from the IRS of about $14,000.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year- so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes, in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me because in contributed mightily to the federal treasury in 2004 and 2005.

Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for my medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year. Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my future children would receive preferential treatment relative to their collage applications, as well as "in-state" tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States.

Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license, and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given my natural aversion to long lines, ending with confrontations with abject morons.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.

Thank you for your assistance.

Rob Godfrey