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Sunday, November 23, 2008

As with our soldiers; these are OUR BOYS!!!

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Above all else, let us be clear; your view of government will dictate how you view federal intervention into our economy. Your view of government will also dictate what you understand to be the role it should play in such an intervention. Our economy has become the modern day version of the SS Titanic. When the titanic was sinking back then, it was easy for the ship’s engineer to realize that the ship had hit an iceberg which caused a gigantic hole in the ship’s hull. Using our analogy, the iceberg in our economic situation today has been hopelessly elusive. So then with limited funds who gets help?

Your answer may depend on your view of government. My own outlook is conservative in nature, so I tend to want limited government. I also see the government’s money as our money; the tax payer’s money. If you are more liberal in your outlook then you tend to see the government as playing a very important role in your own life. They are the rightful arbiters of what is just and the necessary benefactor of we the people. So when I hear democrats and liberals use the term bailout, of course I’m not surprised. When I hear democrats and liberals (one in the same) talk negatively about giving money and tax breaks to the oil companies and the corporations, again I’m not surprised. I would like to know how is it you can take money from someone then use that same money to “bail them out;” that logic seems somewhat convoluted. Sometimes however, when I hear my fellow conservatives talk negatively about bailouts and letting the big three fail, I get a little concerned as well. It is to this point that I would like to now turn my attention.

If you are a true conservative you are probably asking yourself, where is he going with this? Is Danian advocating socialism and is Danian recanting his stand on personal responsibility? Well of course the answer is no on both counts yet I believe it is logically consistent to be a conservative and to want the government to GIVE BACK money to the big three. Let me state my position by asking a series of rhetorical questions, so here goes:

1. When our troops weren’t doing so well in Iraq and needed more money, above and beyond their regular budget, should we have “bailed them out” or should we have allowed them to fail?

2. Without a tax base, where is national defense?

3. Do Ford, GM and Chrysler contribute in anyway to the federal budget?

4. Given that one in ten Americans are connected to the big three automakers, are the taxes generated by the American car makers a big part of the federal budget or is it a small part?

5. If it is noble to give one’s life in the service of country, does it not imply that those of us who facilitate this service partake in this noble venture? Do Ford, GM and Chrysler facilitate this service by the taxes they generate?

6. Since Ford, GM and Chrysler (along with the one in every ten Americans) started paying taxes, have they paid more than $25 billion (the sum total of the amount they are seeking)?

7. Finally, can they (the big three) not say with the rest of us, “Our taxes?”

The answer to these questions should be rather obvious and the answers should inexorably lead you to the conclusion that indeed Ford, GM and Chrysler should be able to get $25 billion of their hard earned money back from the government. These are our boys as much as the soldiers fighting on foreign soil are our boys, and we should never leave our fellow Americans behind for dead. Our boys make as good a car as any foreign company; in fact they make a better product. This is not my opinion this is a matter of record. And how any self respecting, patriotic American can buy a foreign car in these or any times is beyond me. I would make one exception and that is; if your job is tied to a foreign auto maker, then you should patronize that particular foreign car maker. How dare our government (especially my fellow republicans) after robbing our boys for so long, with their high taxes, without so much as lifting a finger for that tax money, now tell Ford, GM and Chrysler to shut-up and get out. No, we must fund our troops and we must fund our boys.

Danian Michael
Political Agenda

Sunday, November 9, 2008

3 Questions I would have asked Barack Obama and the first is: Tell us two things you don't like about your wife?

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About 3 months ago during the run of my talk radio show I came very close to having an interview with Barack Obama. I was able contact a high ranking member of his campaign who said there was a good possibility. I don’t know what happened, perhaps they learned that I was a conservative, maybe he was too busy, who knows. I made the decision to start preparing some questions for Obama, just in case he decided to give me a shot. After a lot of deliberation I decided on three questions:

The first question was: Tell us two things you don’t like about your wife.

What would his answer be? Would he venture an answer or would he hang up on me? Would he call me a sleaze-ball or would he just simply ignore me? Now just so you know, I am not a sleaze-ball and if he had ventured an answer I would have cut him off and saved his marriage. I suspect what he would have done is decline to answer the question, saying something like, “I love my wife and I wouldn’t change a thing about her.” To that response I would have said, “Excellent, you passed the test.” Any husband who would criticize his wife in public is less than a man and does not have his wife’s best interest at heart. In fact I would go as far as saying that a woman in this case would have reason to doubt the deepness of her husband’s love and that he lacks the depth of commitment required in a marriage.

The Second question was: What are the names of two of your friends who hate your wife and openly speak ill of her to you?

Again, if he started to name names, I would’ve stoped him, turned his microphone off and asked him are you crazy? Any man who would “pal around” with people who hated his wife is not a man who is in-love. I suspect that Obama would have said, “I don’t know anyone like that” and I would think he would be a little annoyed with me by now.

Where am I going with all this? Perhaps some of you are starting to see the implications here. My third and final question to Barack Obama would have been: Now substitute the United States for your wife (Michelle Obama) and now do you understand why many Americans like myself might be a bit concerned?

During the campaign, many of my fellow conservatives went the politically correct path and said, with regards to his associations, “I don’t question Barack’s patriotism, I question his judgment.” Well I have never been one for political correctness and I am here to tell you that I question both his patriotism and his judgment. Why did a critique of this country roll so easily of the senator’s tongue and why did he find it plausible under any circumstance to “pal around” with people who openly hate this country and who would seek to destroy her?

The person who would be president of this country must burn with a love so deep for her that if William Ayers were to cross their path, a punch to the face would be the inclination, and not to do business with him. On foreign soil such a person would never speak ill of this country, but instead would seize the opportunity to point to that “Shining city on a hill.”

Looking ahead, Barack Obama will be our president, perhaps now his love will deepen for this country, the way John McCain’s did during his stay at the Hanoi Hilton or like our veterans on the battlefield. May God continue to bless America and may He grant wisdom and maturity to our next president, Barack Obama.

On Veterans Day, all of us should think of the deep love for country that must be present for someone to put themselves in harms way. If you know a veteran, express your gratitude and make them believe it.

Danian Michael
Political Agenda.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I was wrong about one thing but right about everything else

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I’ll be a man and own up to my mistake; I did predict that John McCain would win the presidency yet here we are with President elect Barack Obama. One of the reasons I gave for my optimism was the fact of a center-right electorate. I believe this is still the case, evidenced by Obama’s promise to cut taxes and eliminate wasteful spending, coupled with his pronouncement of wanting to lessen the number of abortions and that he is a Christian. Of course I don’t buy any of this, but the senator must have had some insight into Americans that made him say and declare such things. Personally I am expecting the worst, I’m predicting a sharp left turn so put on your seat belts.

I was wrong about my prediction, but I was right about racism in this country. About three months ago on my radio talk show --and on this website-- I declared that, “The Table has Turned” on racism (see April archives listed here on the site). Back then I said that racism in this country had a new source and that it was not originating from white Americans anymore. I feel vindicated by the election results; a black man was elected as president. Now while so many Americans are celebrating the historic nature of this event, saying that racism has been dealt a serious blow, I have to tell you that I was celebrating this fact a long, long time ago with my fellow TRUE conservatives (not necessarily Republicans). If you don’t already know the figures, let me throw some numbers at you: close to 130 million people voted on Tuesday and over 66 million people voted for the Black candidate. Guess what percentage of blacks voted for McCain, go ahead guess… less that 2%. Less than 2% people! 98 percent of Blacks voted for Obama. If you want to read my development of this theory, read my April 2008 blog titled “How the tables have turned.” In the mean time I will bask in the depth and precision of my insights.

In the end; however, I am no where close to cutting my throat as some may think-- contemplating a government under the full control of the far left. No, on the contrary I am filled with hope, first and foremost because I know God is in charge and He has permitted and orchestrated these events. Secondly, the wisdom of the framers in incorporating so many checks and balances (knowing that man is sinful) into the fabric of our constitution and running of our country. The laws of this country make a dictatorship virtually impossible and it dampens the effect of broad changes such as the election of the most left wing government in recent times. Change does not come through the snow-ball effect but rather through a trickle. Our new president will try to steer the ship to the left but I think he will find the wheel harder to turn than he would hope.

Danian Michael
Political Agenda.