Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Big T's Pic of the Day

Brett Farve hangs up his shoes and shoulder pads after 17 seasons in the NFL.
Congratulations to Brett Farve on an amazing career in the NFL.
As a Green Bay Packer fan it is a sad moment to see Brett Farve leave. Farve was one of those guys you thought would play forever. In fact for the last 16 seasons it was guaranteed; if Green Bay played on Sunday Farve would start. 253 consecutive starts as a quarterback (275 if you count playoff games) is just one of many records Farve will take with him into the Mississippi sunset of his retirement.
The other records Brett Farve leaves the game with include 442 touchdown passes, 61,655 passing yards, 8,758 attempts, 5,377 completions, 160 wins by a starting quarterback and 3 MVP awards.

Although those numbers make up the greatness of 17 years of football, and they are sure to land him in the Football Hall of Fame in Canton; it is not what football fans will remember about Farve.

Farve will be remembered for how he played the game and his love for the game, that is what made him special to even some Bear’s fans.

You have heard the saying play every game like it’s your last. Farve played every game like it was his first. He played with the excitement and energy of a kid taking the field for the first time. The thrill never wore off for him.

In fact the last time I ever saw anyone play the game like Brett Farve did was when I was a kid, which is the way the game should be played.

And that is how Farve will be remembered, that is why he is special and the game of football will miss Brett Farve just as much as he will miss the game.

Calling all disgruntled conservatives to show up and vote in November, not necessarily for McCain.

If a conservative is still a republican after the last 13 years, then he is blind to the fact that the party no longer holds or cares about his views. With that said let me ask a few questions. Are you a disgruntled conservative upset with the Republican Party? I am. Did you sit on your hands and not vote in the mid-term election in 2006? I did. Are you thinking about not voting again? I was…

There really isn't one candidate worth my vote. They are all trying to give me something I don't want...Security. I don't want security. I want freedom, the freedom to succeed or fail on my own accord. I am responsible for my own well being, my own healthcare, and my own security. I do not need the great provider of government or anyone to empower themselves over me by making me dependant on you for things that are my own individual responsibility.

No one will take care of you better than you, not Hillary, not Obama, not McCain, not Huckabee, no one. Open your eyes and realize these politicians and all their free social programs are not for you or to help you because they care. They care about one thing – power, and they use free handouts and social programs to gain power and control over you.

Unfortunately this seems to be a hard concept to grasp. Especially with younger Americans who have been indoctrinated to believe they are entitled to things. There use to be a time in this country when even liberals believed Americans had some kind of responsibility. John F. Kennedy once proclaimed, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Now people are demanding “what can my country do for me while I do nothing for my country!”

Give me health care, prescription drugs. Make them raise my salary or give me lifetime job security. Pay my heating bill. Make oil companies lower the price of gas. Give me a retirement.

Politicians love this new mindset and are more than eager to grab the power to accommodate your needs and wants.

Just listen to these presidential candidates. They never talk about freedom or self-reliance. They only talk about what they will do for you if you give them the power to get it done.

We say it is the “land of the free and home of the brave.” Sure, there are a few left, but more and more we are becoming the “land of the secure and the home of the dependent.” We are turning the United States into an assisted welfare living center!

This nation is in serious trouble folks! It is like a big house infested with termites. The termites spread and grow feeding off the wood holding the house together. Eventually, the house will collapse. Who are the termites in America ? The government dependent; the working taxpayers are the wood holding it together. The politicians set the conditions to allow the termites to grow and spread.

It is really sad…in fact the only candidate that is willing to talk about freedom and independence and is not pandering to the give me crowd is Ron Paul. It is unfortunate that he just doesn’t recognize the threat imposed by Islamic terrorist, or he would be my candidate.

Like many conservatives, I sat out and did not vote in the mid-term elections last November in hopes to send a message to the Republican Party that they needed to return to their founding principles of Buckley, Goldwater and Reagan.

I now regret my decision and hope other conservatives do as well, for our message fell on deaf ears. Instead of staying home, conservatives should have voted for the Libertarian Party candidate on their ballot. This would have sent a message that couldn’t be ignored.

By not voting at all we removed ourselves from the game, and the Republican Party shifted farther to the middle to compensate for lost voters.

You could say conservatives have no one to blame but themselves for John McCain emerging to the front. It doesn’t mean we conservatives should vote for him, but we definitely cannot afford to stay home again and let our message go unheard.

Instead disgruntled conservatives like myself should show up to the polls in force and cast their ballots for the libertarian candidate for president. He won’t win, but the increase in votes for the libertarian candidate will make republicans take notice that there is enough conservative votes in the base for them to win elections. At the same time cast your vote for republican candidates in the Senate and House so liberals will not take control of the White House, Senate, and House, a situation that cannot be allowed to happen.

The Government must control the minds of your children

A California court has ruled several children in a homeschool family must be enrolled in and attend a [government] school or “legally qualified” private school.

Here is how the court ruling read: “We find no reason to strike down the Legislature’s evaluation of what constitutes an adequate education scheme sufficient to promote the ‘general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence,’” the court said in the case. “We agree … ‘the educational program of the State of California was designed to promote the general welfare of all the people and was not designed to accommodate the personal ideas of any individual in the field of education.’”

The ruling court also found “Keeping the children at home deprived them of situations where (1) they could interact with people outside the family, (2) there are people who could provide help if something is amiss in the children's lives, and (3) they could develop emotionally in a broader world than the parents' 'cloistered' setting."

There you have it. The government knows what is best for your little tykes; after all you are just stupid parents. The government must control the minds of your children and decide what is best. It worked for Adolf Hitler in 1938 and Saddam Hussein in Iraq . It is one of the most important planks of “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx. What better way to gain control of a society than by controlling the education of its youth.

The government has already decided what is best in most places. They will decide what vaccinations your child needs before he can attend school, what kind of mental and psychological screenings your child must have. Some already do decide this.

Most schools have already decided your children cannot pray or express religious convictions. Your child doesn’t really need to know about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln or the Constitution, but “Johnny Has Two Dads” is required and important reading. They decided your kid is equally guilty for protecting himself against a bully and the punishment will be equal for fighting. Some have decided reciting The Pledge of Allegiance makes some children feel uncomfortable and should not be recited and your daughter could get an abortion without your knowledge or consent.

All of this and more are decided by government ran schools everyday and now there is little a parent in California can do about it.

Masterfully Done and Brilliantly Entertaining Letter to the Editor

Here is a letter to the editor of the Journal Times of Racine, Wis. (third letter down) I found so masterfully done and brilliantly entertaining I had to share it here:

Hope for an Alternative

I agree with Kim Morrison that Barack Obama would be a great president. I have hope that he can provide free health insurance for everyone.

I have hope that he can bring our soldiers home and make the world a safer place. I have hope that he can protect Americans from poverty by printing more money at the mints.
And, I have hope that he can make me a taller, more attractive, wealthier person, immune to all illnesses. The best part is that all of these will be accomplished at absolutely no cost to me.

Some skeptics would say that he can't do these things because he hasn't had enough leadership experience, foreign policy experience, or government experience. Some would say that Obama can't provide for all our needs without doubling taxes. And, some would say that he hasn't provided one piece of a specific plan to reach these goals.

Well, to those people I ask, "Where is your hope?"

All these years I've been creating accomplishments and gatherine [sic] experience to list on my resume. From now on, I'll just list my hopes and plans. All that work was so unnecessary.

Angie Smucker,

I would like to give a Big T thanks to Angie Smucker for the wonderful laugh.

Big T's Suggested Reading and Viewing from around the Web

Here is a look at the U.S. Army’s other crisis: Why the best and brightest officers are leaving the ranks. It is not just the officer corps. The same thing is happening in the noncommissioned officer corps as well…Excellent reading about our broken Army.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Iraq to tell the United States to get out of Iraq and the Middle East. He claims US presence there has brought only destruction and division. I had no idea Ahmadinejad was a democrat!
See if you can guess the publication these quotes about Iraq came from: "For that reason, the American liberation tasted sweetest to the Shiites, who for the first time were able to worship freely." Believe it or not the New York Times!
Hugo Chavez continues to beat the drums of war in Latin America. A captured laptop provides evidence that the Venezuelan president is working with FARC terrorist. Big T is watching this situation closely. I suggest you do too.
Chicago will soon be the highest taxed city in the nation with a 10.25% sales tax! “ Windy City ” residents let me know how that works out for you in a recession.
Lingerie giant Victoria Secret says they have become too sexy! This may be the only time you will see lingerie, giant and sexy used together.