Why You Shouldn't Vote for Edwards - Part 1

on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Be very afraid.

It’s always frightening when a presidential candidate pulls ahead of entertainment figures and pop stars as the most prolific source of ridiculous lies. But John Edwards has managed to do just that! But when you look close enough, you’ll find that it’s actually quite easy to see through the lies, false accusations, and boring rhetoric spewing from his mouth.

Let’s begin… this should be fun :)

First off, the centerpiece of John Edwards’ campaign is something he calls “the two Americas” which he describes as the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the poor and calls for the “eradication of poverty and the disparity of wealth.” What? Disparity of wealth? Oh, excuse me, ‘Mr. I used to be an ambulance chasing attorney where I made millions of dollars and bankrupted several doctors and I also manage a hedge fund where I control over $1 billion in assets and have a net worth listed as high as $36 million.’ Who the heck are YOU to be the spokesman for the poor? In fact, didn’t you used to make a living off of preying on the mistakes and suffering of others less fortunate than you, you crook? (Sorry if that comes off too mean, but as someone who is applying to medical school in hopes of becoming a doctor, I already have a bad taste in my mouth from personal injury lawyers.) I use the word ‘crook’ above because according to rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct, it is illegal for a lawyer to solely practice in personal injury cases. In fact, here is the direct text:

(a) A lawyer shall not by in-person, live telephone or real-time electronic contact (television) solicit professional employment from a prospective client when a significant motive for the lawyer's doing so is the lawyer's pecuniary gain…
(b) A lawyer shall not solicit professional employment from a prospective client by written, recorded or electronic communication or by in-person, telephone or real-time electronic contact even when not otherwise prohibited by paragraph (a)

Congratulations, Mr. Edwards, you’re a criminal!... a criminal who violated the very laws you swore to uphold and protect as an attorney. Hmm, sounds like a great political candidate to me so far! Let’s continue…

John Edwards is notorious for cheap shots and inappropriate remarks at improper occasions. Last year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, John Edwards played the race card by calling for better treatment for minority groups (clearly demagoguing the black community) and just this past Memorial Day, instead of honoring our fallen soldiers, regardless of political party, he decided to release television ads calling for the removal of troops (clearly politicizing a national holiday). What a disgrace. The man clearly has no soul.

In 2004, John Edwards was labeled as having the worst attendance record of any committee member since the time he joined it three years prior, despite the fact that his office is just across the hall from the Senate Judiciary Committee chambers. (He was probably off chasing ambulances somewhere.) How could somebody be considered a serious candidate for the oval office when they don’t even show up to work at their current job?! If I didn’t show up for work I can promise you I wouldn’t get a promotion…

Continuing on, John Edwards paid $400 for a single haircut! (By the way, if you haven’t yet seen my posting below showcasing the classic John Edwards hair video, do so now.) Later on it was revealed that Edwards received $55,000 for a speech (on poverty of all things) at UC Davis. I guess John Edwards is right, there really are ‘two Americas’… one for those who get paid $55,000 for speaking and can afford $400 for a haircut, and another for poor college students like me. Thanks for looking out for me, John!

Here’s an interesting fact that shows Edwards true integrity – or lack thereof. John Edwards specifically said on record that if his wife’s cancer came back, he would pull out of the presidential race. But when his wife’s cancer returned, instead of having integrity, he broke his promise to America (foreshadowing of things to come maybe?) and tried to use a debilitating disease to his advantage by politicizing it! How utterly despicable! I personally think that her cancer has been back for some time now, and they simply decided that this was the best time to announce it and boost their campaign. And then, just two days after their announcement, I saw a poll on TV saying that thousands of voters across America have changed their potential vote for John Edwards simply because the Edwards are fighting cancer. Ugh, it makes me so sick how dumb people can be sometimes. Typical of a liberal politician to use a defenseless, ill woman as their spokesperson. After all, how can you attack a poor, sick, cancerous woman?? Give me a break. I think it's atrocious that the man uses his wife's cancer solely to boost his campaign. What a pig. By the way, I’ve already had an annoying liberal friend (let’s call him Chris) tell me that he found this paragraph to be cruel, insensitive, soulless, and inappropriate towards a woman with a terrible disease such as cancer and told me that I'm a jerk for not caring about people with cancer… well guess what Chris, I volunteer at a cancer hospital every week. What do you do?...

Currently, YouTube.com is hosting something called ‘YouChoose’ where presidential candidates get an opportunity to address issues in an innovative internet forum. In a one-minute video, John Edwards calls for the YouTube community to respond to his video in an open and honest dialogue. But what you don’t know is that John Edwards and his cronies screen each response video to ensure that it helps their campaign. But how can it be open and honest dialogue when you block any video that makes you look bad? Below is an example of one posting that Edwards purposely removed in an effort to suppress free speech:


I have tons more to say on Edwards, but it's 1:30 in the morning and I have class tomorrow and I’m starting to get mad while writing this so I’m gonna take a break on Edwards for now. Keep your eyes open for ‘John Edwards – Part 2’ coming soon.

Start Taking Spanish Lessons

on Sunday, June 17, 2007

**As usual, I don't post my sources in order to avoid peppering my blog with numerous footnotes. If anybody wants to see my sources, let me know and I'll send 'em your way**

The other day as I was talking to my mom, she mentioned that she was at Costco earlier that day and the 2 ladies in front of her were speaking Spanish and the 2 people behind her were speaking Spanish as well. As I left work that night I was taking the elevator upstairs to the parking lot. All 5 people in the elevator (besides me) were speaking Spanish. When I got home and turned on the TV there was an ad for some anti-tobacco campaign and the entire ad was in Spanish! I lay in bed that night wondering if I accidentally made my way into Mexico without knowing it. That's when I decided I needed to say something about illegal immigration.

Let me begin by saying, I am so furious with President Bush and his atrocious plan on immigration. Normally I back Mr. Bush, but this time he is way out of line. This plan is supposed to help the economy and be fair to all involved, but the proposed outcomes of this "amnesty" deal are ambiguous. Allow me to explain why:

First, the facts
1) There are currently an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living here in the U.S.
2) By 2010 (that's only 2 1/2 years from now) 14% of the total population in America will be illegal aliens
3) Illegal immigrants are 2.5 times more illiterate than U.S. citizens
4) Over 12% of Mexico's entire population lives here in the United States
5) Over 5 million illegal aliens have crossed our border since 9/11 (way to secure our borders, Washington!)
6) 8,200 illegal immigrants will cross our border today alone. Airborne surveillance reports that this may be as high as 10,000 per day. That's 1 every 8 seconds!
7) 22 states issue driver's licences to illegal aliens, yet none of these states report them to federal agencies
8) It is actually illegal for the IRS to report known illegal immigrants to any government agency! That's right, it is illegal for the government to report to itself anything concerning illegal immigrants. How messed up it that?!

I will never forget the sight on the news a few months ago showing hundreds of high school students walking out of class and marching to capitol hill in Salt Lake waving Mexican flags and shouting, "Viva Mexico!" There you go, kids... nothing says you want to be Americans more than waving a Mexican flag and shouting in Spanish. How pathetic. And just this past week an illegal immigrant filed a discriminatory lawsuit against the city of New York for 100 million dollars! Apparently the person wasn't given the same job opportunities as a U.S. citizen. Now, does anybody find it odd that this person was discriminated against? I don't. I hope that person gets deported for wasting everybody's time and tax money for bringing up such a frivolous lawsuit. Maybe these people just don't get it... they aren't American citizens! THEY DON'T HAVE RIGHTS!! So please stop marching our streets and entering our courtrooms and demanding them.

The costs of illegal immigration to the taxpayer are numerous, but the largest costs are education of their children, emergency medical care, and incarceration for those arrested for crimes. Despite being ineligible, some illegal aliens also get welfare the same way they get jobs: with identity documents falsely identifying them as U.S. citizens. In addition, if they have U.S.-born children, they may collect welfare assistance in the name of those children. The annual net cost of illegal immigrants to the American taxpayer is likely to be more than $45 billion this year!

Many who know me know that I work in the University Hospital Emergency Room. Every day we have illegal aliens come in for treatment and we have to treat them because it's the law. Guess how many of these illegal immigrants have insurance - - - ZERO! That means you and I get to pay their medical expenses. Whoop-de-doo!

I took a public speaking class in college a while back and remember a girl who was speaking on illegal immigration. She supported it by stating that they help the economy by paying taxes. I couldn't resist challenging this so I raised my hand and asked just how they pay taxes. She responded by saying that they pay gasoline tax when they pay for gas and food tax when they buy food at the store... Umm, what?!? Are you serious? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. What an ignorant and weak argument.

Check this out: When a pregnant immigrant woman arrives in the U.S. and has a child here, automatically she and all of her immediate family are eligible for legal status. The child becomes known as an "anchor baby." Naturally, as soon as the mother arrived she was eligible for emergency medical services, Medicaid, etc.., and as soon as her family catches up with her they become eligible. They love to take our money, but refuse to pay taxes themselves!

In September 2006, Congress passed a bill to build 700 miles of fencing along the Mexico border. It's been almost 10 months and guess how much of that fence is built... none of it! All these politicians do is talk and it makes me so mad. Every day they stand up and say we need to control our borders, but they never actually do it!! They've funded the darn fence, why don't they just build it already? In fact, while speaking about the fence, did you know that Mexico's southern border is strictly patrolled with men carrying assault rifles? Yet, when congress funded the U.S./Mexico fence, Mexico's president called George Bush directly to whine and complain and say how unfair it is. Talk about hypocrisy! He shoots assault rifle bullets at people who try to cross his border, but gets mad at us when we similarly attempt to control our border.

During the week of September 20, 2003, illegal immigrants organized a convoy of buses in California for a cross-country protest trip against "unfair" treatment by the U.S. Their demand: complete and unconditional amnesty! The Border Patrol stopped the convoy in Texas and went through the buses asking for I.D.'s but the riders (illegals) refused to show any documentation. When the Border Patrol asked for the authority to make arrest, Washington, D.C. ordered the agents to let the convoy continue the trip. By the way, who's to say that a terrorist wasn't on that bus?...

On the note of terrorism, I learned something interesting yesterday. There is a niche of land that juts out on the northern border of Minnesota. That small piece of land sticks out up into Canada right on the Manitoba/Ontario border. At the American border checkpoint at this spot there is a small, unmanned shack which serves as the U.S. immigrations inspector checkpoint. Inside the shack is a video phone that only sometimes works. All crossing the American border at this spot are supposed to stop in, activate the phone, and show their passport to an agent 30 miles away. Yet local sheriffs report that less than 30% actually stop, while the other 70% just drive right past the shack and into our country. Intelligence reports that numerous terrorists have used this spot to enter our country. How scary is that?! When are these politicians going to stop the rhetoric and actually DO something to control our borders? Now, I admit that it is impossible to fully eradicate illegal immigration, but 12+ million illegal aliens shows that we have lost control of our own borders.

Let me finish by saying that I SUPPORT IMMIGRATION! Many may not know this about me, but both of my parents emigrated here with their families (my father from Canada and my mother from Scotland). That's right, my parents were not born in America. So again I say, I support immigration, but I only support LEGAL immigration. My parents and their families did it the right way by waiting in line, filling out the necessary documentation, undergoing background checks, paying all of their taxes, and even taking a test on American history just to enter this country. Meanwhile others are skipping to the front of the line... and our government is actually trying to reward them for breaking our laws, marching in our streets, and spitting on our constitution. Do not let our government award these criminals by giving them free amnesty and citizenship! It's just wrong.

Global Warming?... I Think Not

on Sunday, June 10, 2007

As promised. Here’s the latest rant and rave that I promised would be here before the weekend was over. Enjoy!

I turned on the TV tonight and saw a home design show called ‘Red Hot and Green’ so I decided to write something on this whole global warming fad. And I call it a ‘fad’ for a reason.

First of all, let me preface all of this by saying that there simply isn’t enough data and scientific reports vary so greatly that a person cannot prove whether human-caused global warming truly exists or doesn't. Having said that, here’s what I personally feel about the whole issue:

I’m tired of all the attention global warming is getting. While it’s true that most scientists agree that the earth has warmed between 0.3 and 0.6 degrees Celsius since the year 1850, global satellite data (the most reliable of all climate measurements by the way) shows no evidence of any warming in the last 18 years. In fact, both records and scientific data show that the earth experienced a greater surface temperature between the 10th and 15th centuries, back when there were no cars. The earth’s temperature fluctuates. Does anyone think that God made a mistake in his creation of the earth and that He screwed up so bad that all his creations will now die? Anybody who entertains the very thought is blasphemous.

Many of the liberal freaks out there argue that atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased around 30% since 1850. Weak argument. While this is half true, the other half (the part you never hear Al Gore mention) is that almost all of this increase occurred before the 1940’s when there were many less cars on the road (and when there were many rumors floating around of global COOLING).

Al Gore’s video about global warming is full of lies and fallacies. I have decided not to spend time on this seeing as there has already been a movie made debunking it called “A Convenient Fiction” which you can watch here for free:

http://www.aconvenientfiction.com/ (click ‘Watch the Movie’ on right)

Let’s see if Al Gore is qualified to be the world’s spokesman on consumption of fossil fuels and harmful emissions: Mr. Gore tours the country to promote his movie and possible presidential campaign. What you don’t know is that he does this in a private jet. He burns through thousands of gallons of jet fuel without batting an eye. In fact, it would take me 57.6 years of driving Cari’s SUV to burn what Al Gore burns in one week. He owns at least 3 lavish homes averaging close to 10,000 sq ft each. These 3 homes combined use 13x the amount of energy that you and I use to power and heat our homes. What a hypocrite! If he is so concerned about consumption, maybe he should start eating less. The man has gained like 85 pounds in the last year alone.

This year was green year at the Emmy Awards. Lisa Ling, who was reporting at the yearly event, reported that the stars were all arriving in their Toyata Priuses… yea right. I watched the award show. Here’s what I saw: Gas-guzzling limos: 23, Priuses: 0. Hollywood only backs the idea of global warming because doing so is considered to be hip, cool, and fashionable. And even if some of them did show up in a Prius, is it really that green of a car? The Toyota Prius is a larger contributor of greenhouse gases than a Hummer (the Prius' arch nemesis). Check out some of these less-known facts:

Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius. If a Prius is driven 100,000 miles it will cost $3.25 per mile. A Hummer, on the other hand, costs a more fiscal $1.95 per mile to put on the road for 300,000 miles. (Some say that this fact is fiction and that the comparisons used in this study are misleading, but the fact stated above is true.) That means the Hummer that is on the road three times longer than a Prius will use less combined energy doing it. Wait, I thought this car was supposed to be green...

Also, most scientists agree that global warming is not caused by so-called human produced greenhouse gases. In fact, a Gallup poll found that about 40 percent of the members of the Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Society either believe that global warming doesn't exist or that they can't definitively agree with the idea that the warming of the 20th century has been a result of greenhouse gas emissions - principally CO2 from burning fossil fuels.

Lately, I have also seen the liberal media show numerous pictures of glaciers shrinking, but you never see the liberal media showcase the ones that are actually expanding:

If you're looking for even more detailed scientific evidence that global warming is a fad, check this out:


The above link will take you to a petition started by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (in other words, a bunch of really, really smart doctors). Since its debut, the petition has gained over 17,000 signatures, mostly that of PhDs and MDs, stating that human-caused global warming DOESN'T EXIST! They have even put together a 34-page, scientific abstract detailing why they have taken that position. Now let me repeat, these are doctors! People who have advanced degrees in physics, chemistry, medicine, meteorology, geology, etc. Now who are you gonna believe? 17,000 doctors?.. or Al Gore - the man who once claimed he invented the internet