Thursday, April 18, 2013

Putting Life In Perspective



This is me and my buddy Jace. He is my first grandson and is what I am doing with my days. He is living with us right now (along with his parents). His parents are casualties of Obamanomics.

I miss being around the friends I have made but all I have to do is wake up in the morning and hang with my buddy and politics just don't matter anymore.

I hope all is well with everyone. Me, I'm changing diapers and bottle feeding. Life is good.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It Is Now Grandpa ChuckThinks

As anyone who has read my blog knows, I have decided I have had enough with politics and the absolute corruption of our government and so have decided to lay low and not blog.

That has not changed.

I do however have a whole new reason to be happy, I am a first time grandpa.

I miss the friends I have made and I am sad that I have not kept up with everybody. I do not miss politics but I do miss the friends I have made.

Having a grandson puts life in perspective again for me.

He is a beautiful healthy little boy who is right now raising hell because his grandma is giving him his first sponge bath and it sounds like music to my ears.

So, I hope all is well with everyone and know I do miss you but it is back to the grandson for me for now.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment,''

Leonardo DiCaprio

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You have to love liberals. Libtards will carp on and on about people driving SUV and trucks. They bitch about people living in suburban areas and commuting to work. They complain about (other people) having large inefficient houses.

At the same time he thinks it is absolutely justifiable to jet around the world burning fossil fuels that are going to run out any minute and spewing carbon into the atmosphere killing the polar bears to tell us not to burn fossil fuels and spew carbon into the atmosphere.

Wonder if he will dial down the AC on his large house while he is gone?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News Flash: Lance Armstrong Did Drugs

I am having a hard time caring about this.

Don't get me wrong, I think he's a dirtbag for cheating and deserves all of the bad that's going to come raining down on his head.

In the scheme of the country's problems though, it doesn't move the needle on my give-a-shit meter.

I do find one tidbit about this whole saga curious though.

I took a quick glance at the sites of CNN, MSNBC, Rueters, Yahoo, CBS, and ABC. Not surprisingly, they all led with this story.

Question for you - Did these "news" sites lead with a story about the current President of the United States using drugs?

That was years ago you say? Isn't this also true of the Armstrong story?

We live in a country in which we are fascinated by a cyclist, a sport most people could care less about, that uses drugs but ignores drug use by the President of the United States.

All of the little sheeple can now resume watching television.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Death By PC

The shooting of the school children was one of the most horrific events I have ever seen. Keep in mind I watched the planes crash into the WTC towers on 9/11 and have spent the last 9 years of my life working in an inner city ER. I have seen all manner of depravity done to humans, including children.

It has also followed the typical pattern of the left screaming for gun control. Being that this was mostly children, the left was in rare form on this one with Mayor Bloomberg in front of a camera while the victims were still dying.

We have even had at least one Congressman say we need to take advantage of these deaths and one thoroughly repugnant British journalist wants us to tear up the US Constitution.

The icing though was the latest outrage from the professional groups for Psychiatrists and mental health professionals over comments made by the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

In his recent comments he has called for armed guards in schools and for us to pay more attention to the mental health system.

His comments were a little inartful, calling the shooters lunatics, etc.

While he is right in that it takes a lunatic to commit such an act, using words like lunatic, monsters,or insane do not help move along the national conversation and makes him look like a loose cannon. In my opinion he could have made his case better if he had stayed away from incendiary words such as this.

With that said, what the APA and other groups did next was considerably more dangerous. They came out and attacked LaPieere and made clear that any conversation about the mentally ill and crime was out of bounds.

They took exception with the caricature (a slight mostly imagined on their part) that the mentally ill are psychopathic killers.

It is a common misconception that the mentally ill are dangerous. Some can be, of course. This is no more evident than many of the recent shootings, Connecticut, Colorado, Virginia Tech, Tucson, etc. A common theme is that all had a history of mental illness.

This does not mean however that the mentally ill are prone to violence. A small minority does not constitute the whole. For the most part the mentally ill are victims of violence instead of the perpetrator. They are often victims of domestic or care-giver abuse, sexual assaults, robberies and scams, and even murder.

So the outrage by the mental health advocates is not entirely misplaced, just inappropriate and misdirected.

What we are seeing from them is an absolute refusal to even discuss the issue of mental illness and violence. They are not only not refusing to discuss the notion but are ridiculing anyone who brings it up.

Why is this dangerous? They have made it politically incorrect to speak of such things. The media will now be cowered into submission. Leftist politicians will trip over themselves to be clear that some of their best friends are mentally ill. Finally, spineless Republicans will slink away and not speak of the matter for fear of being labeled insensitive to the mentally ill.

This is dangerous because the very conversation we need to be having now is about the mental health system and why it is failing us so miserably. We need to be discussing why these guys keep slipping through the cracks.

The "experts" who are attacking LaPieere need to take a good long look in the mirror. It is not the NRA that caused this mess in our mental health system, it is the members of the APA and other groups. Instead of having an adult conversation and getting these people the help they need, we will attack anyone who dares speak of it and cow them into submission.

This is becoming a far too common theme in our society. Terrorism is virtually non-existent anymore for fear of offending the Muslims. Illegal immigration is now a a matter of documentation and nothing more. To insist otherwise is racist.

We do not have conversations about terrorism anymore so we are under threat of dying. We cannot talk about the illegals anymore so our economy is in ruins. Now we have to pretend that some people who are highly psychotic, off meds, and being incompetently managed by a system that is broken are not a threat to us. So, we will continue seeing these attacks.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quote Of The Week

I know. I said I was going to stay away. This quote just sucked me back in though. I could not resist.

 “I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”

 Rodney Booker

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This was said at a job fair in Chicago in which people waited in line to apply for city jobs only to find out that they actually had to apply on line, the fair was just for info and job skills.

Further, I will say I sympathize with Mr Booker a bit in that the city did not make this clear in advertising the fair. It does sound like it was poorly planned.

Take the quote in total though. "They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something."

Does this sum up the 2012 election or what? He was at a free jobs fair in which the worst he was going to do was hear descriptions about city jobs and get help with resume building, etc.

Have we become a society in which even free is not good enough anymore?

We have a sizable portion of the population that not only does not pay taxes, they get a tax return on the taxes they do not pay. We give tax cuts to people who do not pay taxes. Sadly though, this is viewed by many as an unfair tax system for the poor.

I have said previously that the infamous "Obama phone lady" was the poster child for the 2012 election. Sadly she is not alone, she has legions behind her.

We could even see in the near future an even more amusing electoral phenomenon.

Obama has been widely criticized by the left for not being liberal enough. I am a little unclear on how liberal you have to be if you believe this but I have seen liberal trolls at other blogs saying this (yes, I am talking about a certain fowl).

Could we be headed to a time when even Democratic politicians will be held accountable by voters for not giving enough stuff away? Is this the new standard for a large portion of our country?

I have often used the slippery slope analogy, often for abortion, gay marriage, etc. I think it is a real and insidious progression of societal attitudes and mores.

Are we at a point in which the entitlement mentality is so pervasive that someone as fiscally far left as Obama will not be able to satisfy voters? Will we see liberal politicians out-giving each other?

The most relevant quote for all of this is from Alexander Fraser Tytler (often mistakenly attributed to Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson).

 “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy--to be followed by a dictatorship.”

Is this where we are headed?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fed Up

I have been largely absent for the last few months.

Some of this is because of starting a new job.

Most of it though is because I am simply fed up.

The election yesterday capped it for me but it has building for awhile. The media is so far in the tank for Obama and the rest of the far left that there is no real chance of a Republican getting elected.

Mitt Romney ran a fairly good campaign. Not perfect but good enough to win IMHO. He never had a chance.

Part of this was from the attacks from the left, usually inaccurate, always parroted by the media.

The large part of it though was the media working as part cheerleader for Obama, part shield.

This was no more evident than in the two most important recent events.

Sandy. Contrast the coverage of Katrina-Bush v Sandy-Obama. People are suffering on the East Coast. They are going without sufficient safe drinking water, fuel, etc. Yet the country thinks Obama is doing a bang-up job.

Why? He went to New Jersey for a photo-op and then back to the campaign trail.

Then there is Benghazi. We have never had an incident of terrorism so badly f'ed up on as many levels as this  one. Yet again, Obama gets high marks.

What has me really sour today though is the obvious and wide spread cheating yesterday and the lack of response by the Republicans.

We had:

-The New Black Panther Party out again.

-A poll worker in Chicago wearing an Obama hat.

-A gym voting place with an Obama mural behind the booths.

-A voting place with a picture of Obama on the wall.

-Allegations of unions in Nevada pushing illegals into voting.

-At least two incidents in which fathers of adults in group homes complaining Democrats took their daughters to the polls and "helped" them vote for Obama.

-70 Republican poll observers chased away from the polls in Philly, one woman literally assaulted in the process.

-A Republican poll observer threatened with gun violence in Detroit.

-18 people registered to vote at addresses that are in a large field in Cleveland.

-NAACP officials taking mover a polling place in Texas. Moving people up in line. Openly campaigning for Obama.

-A Republican Senate candidate for New York being told she was supposed to vote for the Democrats by a poll worker.

-The usual dead, illegals, prisoners registered to vote.

Today Republican officials act like this is just another day. None of this happened. Now I realize Holder is corrupt and will not investigate any of it but where are Republicans?

(Note: I did not link to the above because it would take way too much time although I assure everyone they all happened. Google the incidents and you will see them).

I'm done. I'm not necessarily giving up, my nature is to fight if there is a reason. I just don't see a reason. The fix is in. The game is done.

I am keeping my blog in case I change my mind. Further, I will likely have an occasion to post something.

I will try to make some rounds now that my life is settling down a bit. I apologize for not coming around. I genuinely enjoy the friends I have made and cannot imagine losing contact altogether.

I am working on another project more for fun than anything. If I do develop it, I will let you know. It may be ready in the next couple of days if I do it.

So long for now and thanks for stopping by, I have enjoyed the company.