Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Read This

Good read on having a conversation regarding gun control.

I do see a problem though. Liberals couldn't see any of the facts mentioned if those facts slapped them in the face.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Following A Truck

This is the first in a series of articles that I am going to post regarding my experience driving a truck and how those I shared the road with can be safer around big-rigs.

During my year as a truck driver most of my encounters on the road were benign and not worthy of mention. However, there were enough bad encounters that it is worth mentioning them here.

I don't plan on typing about each one, the list is too long for that. Rather I am going to highlight a few and try to educate you how to best handle sharing the road with those of use who drive a truck.

Following too closely is probably one of my pet peeves. I never liked it when I drove a car and I certainly don't like while behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler.

As a considerate human, you should be concerned that the driver of the truck might not be happy with you. But you should also be aware that following too closely behind a truck is right down-right dangerous.

Gun Control Derangment Syndrome (Correction)

(Correction at the bottom)
First of all, before I get into the meat of this post I want to make clear that what happened in CT last Friday was a tragedy that I cannot begin to describe. I do not have the ability to put the words on paper (blog) that can convey how much this event has hurt, even though I have no connection (other than a human connection) with the people who have suffered a loss as great as losing a child.

When I heard about the shootings I will admit that two thoughts ran through my mind. The first and foremost was to say a pray to our Lord to provide strength to those who suffered a loss. At church today one of our deacons said a prayer for the people of CT and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

The second thought was how long would it be before the media and those on the left (I know, I repeat myself) tried to exploit this for their anti-gun platform. Sorry to say it didn't take long. I know most of you have seen this stuff so I won't repeat here.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Haven't been posted much at all lately. New job is keeping me pretty busy plus I don't have ready access to a computer most days.

Ran across an article over at Legal Insurrection that I just had to link to. I will provide a few details here:

-Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich: 13%, for the middle class: 33%

-The top "1%" paid $84 billion more in taxes between 2001 and 2008. This despite an overall decrease in the tax rates. Funny how it works; when you let the people that spend money to make money keep more of that money (less tax), they tend to spend even more money to make even more money. Liberals pundits derisively call this trickle down. But let's face facts: When rich people spend money to create more money, it tends to create jobs for the rest of us. (More below)

-The bottom half of taxpayers paid $6 billion less from 2001 to 2008. This decrease occurred even though middle class wages were on the upswing. The decrease in middle class wages is only a recent development. Oddly enough, this wage decrease has occurred over the past four years. Lines very precisely with Obama's firsts reign of terror.

-Tax revenues went from $793.7 billion in 2003 to $1.16 trillion by 2007. Again, this was an increase in tax revenue despite a tax rate decrease.