The Ramblings of the Millahtime Man

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Democrats, WMD and Following Up What You Say

I found this interesting. A forward I got the other day. The reson is that so many Democrats want Bush to apologize for going to Iraq and going after Waepons of Mass Destruction. What about all those in congress who told him to go there? What about those that before we went told him to go there? Should they also get up and do the same as they expect from GW Bush? Heck, yeah.

Just because Bush was the one with the authority and power to make it happen doesn't mean he is the only one that would have gone in there for the same reasons given the same choice he was given. Should those who backed and pushed him to go get up there and say the same things they expect Bush to say? Heck, yeah.

For someone to first support and push Bush to go in there and then condem him for his actions is just wrong. You can admit you were wrong and that we shouldn't have done that but to put all the blame on the person that had the power and followed through with the deed you wanted and then tearing them a new one for it later is in bad character and taste.

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." --Abraham Lincoln

"[WE] urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." - Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry( D - MA), and others Oct. 9,1998

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members.. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime .... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction .... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real" - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Her Picture

For those of you who requested Elizabeths picture and for those of you who wanted her on here it is.....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Music and Money on the Bounce Back, What?!?!?!?!

So, are music sales bouncing back? Well, at least some areas are. Check it out.

So, where should I complain that it's country that rising and not pop. Toby Keith or Britney Spears. Go Toby. At least you have something to say. Although Britney is so much better to look at.

I also realized that this is a sign that the economy is really getting back on track. People have more disposable income to buy more.

So, I decided to track down some numbers on the economy. Here they are:

"At least 2.4 million jobs have been created since the president took office, 2 million of those in 2003. The gains more than offset the losses."

"The 5.6 percent unemployment rate is the lowest in two years and below the average of the 1980s (7.3 percent) and '90s (5.8 percent)..."

And there is a lot more. Guess we are not that bad off economically. Hey, I got a raise this year. Wooohooo.

Some articles with info:

This one has conservative undertones but has lots of straight up facts

For some numbers, not just for the U.S. and it looks good

More people have jobs and where I work is constantly hiring for now. So, we're not so bad off and things are getting better.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

If Kerry becomes the Pres many jobs will be lost

If John Kerry becomes the US President there will be many jobs lost. Some people might say this is madness and I am crazy for such a thing. Well, here is what I know.

The economy isn't tied to a paticular president or political party. We give too much credit of the economic state to president. Some does need to go to him but most doesn't. Every 10 years (approximately) there is a recession or depression. The last one was during Bush Srs time about 10 years before his son, before that it was Carter who had one and it was about 10 years before that. On this track you can go back every 10 years and the Great Depression even falls in this trend. This means that Kerry in office does not mean more new jobs than Bush being in office.

Next there comes the military contractor sector. There are many new military programs going on right now. Currently the military is greater than 2/3 logistics. This is a large footprint to maintain. These new military programs are aimed at brining technology up, decreasing the size of the force needed and shrinking the logistics footprint by a large amount. These programs will save a lot of long term money for the US Military.

But, Kerry is a democrat. And put simply that in almost all cases means a shrink in short term military spending. That means that many of these programs will be canceled and tens of thousands of people laid off.

So, Kerry in office does not mean more jobs. It probubaly means I would get laid off.