John McCain Is An Idiot

The man is a war hero, of that there is no doubt. But as a political figure, he has done enough damage in his 20+ years in congress and the senate. His shamnesty attempts, his support of exploding government spending, his inept campaign finance laws are bad enough. But now, the man is trying to get the federal government involved with dietary supplements. He wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor and regulate the industry.


For the record, the FDA does not have the best track record in town. Thousands of people die every year from drugs that were SUPPOSED to be safe for consumers. How many cases have there been regarding people dying from dietary supplements? NONE in 2009, that I am aware of. The closest thing was a few years back when people had some problems with ephedrine (sp). But regardless, the number of cases is minuscule compared to the over-medicated society in which we live in.

What is the reasoning behind this? All I can think of is that Senator McCain is playing to some major lobby who wants to force people away from natural and holistic methods of treating illness and into the billion-dollar medical world. This is the entire reason why prices are skyrocketing now. People don’t CARE about cost so they overuse the system. Every time a child gets a runny nose or a slight temperature they are off and running to get the much-needed drugs from the doctors.

We need to take a cue from the Swiss, who reduced their costs by banning many of the common antibiotics being prescribed like candy at a dentist. The people actually built up immunities and were able to fight off infections on their own. Many staff infections were becoming resistant to the drugs but now are much more under control. Imagine that. Use common sense, take control of your OWN life and quit relying on everyone else.

Retire, Mr. McCain. You deserve it; and so do we.

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?

It’s a Simple Answer

If you do nothing else in your life, watch this video. It is an excerpt from a speech that Ronald Reagan gave at the 1964 Republican National Convention. There is some added music that is nicely placed. In watching it, I get a chill every time. He isn’t called the Great Communicator for nothing.

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?

Keep The Faith

So I called in the Radio Factor today and spoke with Bill O’Reilly about an Early Voting Exit Poll here in Florida. Like Bill, after 2004, I don’t take much stock in the exit polls, but this time was a bit different.

Roughly 30% of those who say they are Republican will speak to a pollster (after voting, that is). So to begin with, the vast majority of your answers are going to be skewed toward the Democratic party. Add to that the feverant tone with which the Obama supporters act and one would think that Obi-wan would be killing Johnny Mac in this area.

McCain 46%
Obama 43%

Go figure. Now get out and vote. There IS NO QUIT.

My Military GI Bill

This is a bit outdated, but I just wanted to make a comment regarding the new and improved GI Bill. The increase in benefits will be a great thing, should it ever come to fruition, so the fact that I am supportig McCain’s stance has some of my fellow vets rather mystified.

Instead of getting a certain stipend every month, based on credits taken, I will instead get a 100% coverage of my school tuition. That is great for me, as I cannot continue to go to UCF and will have to revert to the much more expensive University if Phoenix. If UCF would just offer the classes I need WHEN I need them (like, NOT at noon or 1PM, but at night or on weekends) I would much rather finish my degree through them. But they do not, and I am forced to make the switch.

But I agree with MCCain, who objects to the bill. The massive increase in benefits just might encourage a lot more of our military to get out when their tour is up. Our fighting forces are already strapped with keeping quality people, and this bill just might have an adverse affect. Even the PENTAGON does not like it, and they are pretty much ALL military or military vets.

John McCain is working to get anotehr bill put together, but with inclusions that require some giving back to the service. There is nothing wrong with that. There are (or were) programs in the Navy that required extra terms of service in return for a more rapid advancement. Programs like the Navy Nuclear Power Program and some of the advanced electronic programs come to mind.

The fact that there are so many against John McCain on this issue goes to show just who understands our military forces and who does not. So, while I welcome getting 100% coverage to my tuition, I shudder to see what an unmodified version will do to our satus of forces.