Hello Superstars!

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Wednesday 22 July 2009 5:47 pm

hellosuperstarsIt’s not often when I come home and simply turn on the television to decompress, but I did last night. I watched the Superstars, a revamp of a show that ran from the 1970s to the 1990s and featured professional athletes competing in a series of athletic events.

This new version showcases the same type of athletes but now they are teamed with hot-bodied celebs in various stages of undress in the pursuit of some trophy. The audience is assured that the competition is fierce and meaningful to the participants. There were grunting faces and strained muscles. The field of play included water and arrows and obstacles and sweating competitors. (more…)

Jockeying Agendas in Health Care

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Wednesday 15 July 2009 5:38 pm

jockeyingagendasWith Obama attempting to force Congress to look at a new health care system, some republicans seem more interested in playing politics rather than getting affordable medical care to the people of the US.

South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint recently said, “If we’re able to stop Obama on [Obama’s health care reform package], then it will be his Waterloo — it will break him.” (more…)

Kobe the Entrepreneur

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Thursday 9 July 2009 5:35 pm

kobeentreprenuerI have never made it a secret that I am not a Kobe Bryant fan. In all fairness, it is really not that I don’t like him; I don’t know him. However, the media has made it a requirement that fans look to Kobe as some kind of a role model when mostly he has been a great basketball player and an average human being. I recently discovered another aspect to his averageness, greed. Kobe is now charging fans $24.95 to be a member of his website.

As of this year, Kobe makes around 49 million dollars a year in salary and endorsements in the shadows of an unsupportive teammate and possible rapist who provides rehearsed statements playing sports for a living. Is the additional charge necessary, or for charity? Sadly, the web site make no mention of why there is a charge, only that there is one. (more…)

Palin Quits

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Saturday 4 July 2009 5:31 pm

What could be more fitting, other than a bright pink one-piece, than an ill-fitting governorship coming to a close. Sarah Palin called it quits the day before Independence Day in an odd show of sympathy toward her fellow Alaskans, leaving with 16 months left on her contract as Governor. (more…)

A Government Out of Control

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Thursday 2 July 2009 5:27 pm

governmentcontrolPardon the lengthy excerpt, but I can’t help it. I wanted to get the story correct. I wanted to make sure there was no embellishing in the translation of my telling of what happened to Krister Evertson. It is scary that self-important prosecutors and judges can take creative understanding of the law to new heights. The following is from a story by Brian Walsh – FOXNews.com – July 21, 2009, who is a senior Legal Research Fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

“Krister Evertson, who will testify at today’s hearing. Krister never had so much as a traffic ticket before he was run off the road near his mother’s home in Wasilla, Alaska, by SWAT-armored federal agents in large black SUVs training automatic weapons on him. (more…)

Separating from the Libertarian Platform

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Tuesday 30 June 2009 5:22 pm

separatinglibertarianplatIf there is one place I waffle when discussing Libertarianism it’s health care.

“We favor restoring and reviving a free market health care system. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want, the level of health care they want, the care providers they want, the medicines and treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions.”
Source: National platform adopted at Denver L.P. convention May 30, 2008

“ …Government’s role in any kind of insurance should only be to enforce contracts when necessary, not to dictate to insurance companies and consumers which kinds of insurance contracts they may voluntarily agree upon.”
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party Jul 2, 2000 (more…)

Back to Goldwater

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Saturday 27 June 2009 5:18 pm

backtogoldwaterIf there were one thing to take away from Conscious of a Conservative is would be that freedom is the number one goal.

We as individuals should be free to be and explore who we are and how we should live our lives. It is a great sentiment when government is in a perpetual state of attempting to define who we are and how we should live our lives. (more…)

I Didn’t Know Michael, Neither Did You

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Thursday 25 June 2009 5:13 pm

DidntMichaelIn 1982, I bought Thriller, which is one of the best albums ever. I wore out the grooves on the old record player and listened to his music endlessly for a summer. Then I moved on to Purple Rain.

Today, I sit in front of my desk and peruse the endless amount of stories about Michael, his final days, and some of his more infamous moments. There was his friendship with Bubbles the Chimp, buying the Elephant Man’s bones (don’t think this was ever proved), and the purchase of his private theme park/home, Neverland Ranch. I then thought about all the other Michael Jackson information, seemingly his every step, which has been forced into my brain for the last 25 years. (more…)

What Conservatives Realized, part 3

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Tuesday 23 June 2009 5:13 pm

whatconservatives3Man has a good not only for the good of society, but also for the good for himself. This idea is crucial but seemingly forgotten. A person still has to do what is right for them and their family. The problem comes when government wants to take control of the individual life and tell the individual what they can and can not do when it does not directly and negatively impact another individual. (more…)

The Lonely Libertarian

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Thursday 18 June 2009 11:39 pm

lonelibertarianI walked into the large church room that held the election for the President of the United States. After eight years of stupidity, it was time for a change. It was late afternoon in Los Angeles in a populated section of town where I live. The church was packed with voters of all shapes and sizes.

I walked up to the volunteers and showed them my identification and then they crossed me off the master list before asking, “ Republican or Democrat?” I responded, “Libertarian.” I was ballot number 0000001. I was the first Libertarian of the entire day. (more…)

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