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Just so everyone is aware, I have been on hiatus for a while. Criticism of my outdated logo (elections have consequences after all) have moved me to once again take up the mantle of change. As the election begins to get into full swing, I am going to freshen up the site and begin to detail some critical information to educate prospective voters to get everyone actively involved in promoting a GOP win for our nation.

That said, I wanted to just leave you with a bit of info I dropped off on a former Silicon Valley Software developer’s blog post. Extraordinarily well written, the author captures the very essence of how a major tech company grinds its people up into small pieces only to leave them burned out or otherwise useless, all in the name of profit.

The article is a loose metaphor for how the federal government looks at tax payers. We are all only so much financial meat for the sausage grinder that is Congress and the federal bureaucracy. The response I left on his site is contained herein as a retort to a user who advocated that everything beautiful is “ugly on the inside.” Since we are what is inside the nation, I would argue the counter, that we are what is beautiful and the process of governing is what is ugly and in need of reform. Please retweet if you likw or at least see the corollary.

Here is my response:

Its The Obama Stupid (@ITOSdotCom)

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So I read the article, the defense of the article and a wide number of responses.. I found Daniel Campos’ response the most cynical of all. While it is true that people who like sausage or not particularly interested in how it is made, applying this concept to the treatment of human beings even metaphorically is a tragedy.

Silicon Valley has made a reputation of breaking the mold relative to the rest of the business world in the 50’s and 60’s when I was a child, but the sad fact of the matter today is the mold they have cast is in need of breaking again.

I completely agree with the author’s assertion that the mirror-tocracy of conformance to perceptual ideals is trumping the value of qualified workers who not only could drive innovation, but add a sense of stability in an otherwise hyper agile and thus subject to severe burn out readily seen across the valley today.

In Silicon Valley, people are much like the meat that goes into the breakfast sausage consumed by millions each day. It really is time that #AllSausageLivesMatter

Open letter to former Representative Allen Grayson

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Mr. Grayson,

You are the biggest piece of excrement known to man. How you were elected in the first place says incredibly bad things about the electorate in your district. The fact now that you are more interested in money and fund raising than public safety, demonstrated by your reckless disregard for traffic safety, clearly shows that you are taking a more active role in helping people “Die Quickly!” You are pathetic and I hope your district constituents have learned their lesson and do not choose to repeat the lessons of history.

===Note==== this was left on Mr. Grayson’s website in response to news reports of his destroying a vehicle caused by his running a red light on the way to a fund raiser. The man sucks. RT or Facebook share and get the word out to his constituency.

AP article, just in case they pull it.. Seems debate has already happened!!!

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Face to face: It’s the final Obama-Romney debate

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. talks on the phone in the media filing center after doing a television interview before the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Foreign policy took command of the campaign spotlight Monday at the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, two weeks before Election Day in a close race for the White House dominated by pocketbook issues and the economy.

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions were all ripe for disagreement in the 90-minute event at Lynn University.

Both men spent the weekend in rehearsals, the president at Camp David in Maryland and Romney in Florida. They paid brief visits to the debate hall in the hours before its start.

Obama and Romney are locked in a close race in national opinion polls. For both men, the final days of the long campaign are likely to be a whirlwind of rallies in the far-flung battleground states. Already four million ballots have been cast in early voting in more than two dozen states.

Barring a last-minute change in strategy by one campaign or the other, Obama appears on course to win states and the District of Columbia that account for 237 of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. The same is true for Romney in states with 191 electoral votes.

The battlegrounds account for the remaining 110 electoral votes: Florida (29), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13), New Hampshire (4), Iowa (6), Colorado (9), Nevada (6), Ohio (18) and Wisconsin (10).

The televised debate brought no cessation to other campaigning.

Obama’s campaign launched a television ad in Florida that said the president ended the war in Iraq and has a plan to do the same in Afghanistan, accusing Romney of opposing him on both. It was not clear how often the ad would air, given the fall’s overall focus on the economy.

Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in Canton, Ohio, emphasized differences between the two candidates on the war in Afghanistan.

“We will leave Afghanistan in 2014, period. They say it depends,” he said. “Ladies and gentlemen, like everything with them, it depends. It depends on what day you find these guys.”

Romney’s running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, was in Colorado. “We are in the midst of deciding the kind of country we’re going to be, the kind of people we’re going to be, for a generation,” he said.

Whatever the outcome of the final face-to-face confrontation, the debates have left an imprint on the race. Romney was widely judged the winner of the first debate over a listless president on Oct. 3, and he has risen in polls in the days since. Obama was much more energetic in the second.

Monday night marked the third time in less than a week that the president and his challenger shared a stage, following the feisty 90-minute town-hall-style meeting last Tuesday on Long Island and a white-tie charity dinner two night later where gracious compliments flowed and barbs dipped in humor flew.

The most memorable exchange of the second debate concerned Libya, and Romney’s contention that Obama’s administration has responded poorly to an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last month that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

As for the Al Smith charity dinner, Obama previewed his all-purpose fallback to criticism on international affairs.

“Spoiler alert: We got bin Laden,” he said, a reminder of the signature foreign policy triumph of his term, the death at the hand of U.S. special operations forces of the mastermind behind the terror attacks on the United States more than a decade ago.

The president and his challenger agreed long ago to devote one of their three debates to foreign policy, even though opinion polls show voters care most about economic concerns.

Growth has been slow and unemployment high across Obama’s tenure in the White House. Romney, a wealthy former businessman, cites his experience as evidence he will put in place policies that can revive the economy.

In recent weeks, the former Massachusetts governor has stepped up his criticism of the president’s handling of international matters, although his campaign hasn’t spent any of its television advertising budget on commercials on the subject.

In a speech earlier this month, Romney accused the president of an absence of strong leadership in the Middle East, where popular revolutions have swept away autocratic regimes in Egypt and elsewhere in the past two years. He has also accused Obama of failing to support Israel strongly enough, of failing to make it clear that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon and of backing cuts in the defense budget that would harm military readiness.

Yet Romney has stumbled several times in attempting to establish his own credentials.

He offended the British when he traveled to England this summer and made comments viewed as critical of their preparation for the Olympic Games.

Democrats pounced when he failed to mention the U.S. troops in Afghanistan or Iraq during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in late August, and officials in both parties were critical of his comments about the attack in Benghazi while the facts were unknown.

Earlier this fall, a videotape surfaced showing him telling donors “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace. The pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”


Espo reported from Washington.

Voters Campaign in lines in North Carolina Early Voting

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A picture published with an article in the Charlotte Observer this past Thursday included a photo of a woman clearly wearing democratic party favors. Not sure if she was asked to remove campaign materials within 50 ft of the polling place, but it strikes me as a violation of state law.

This clearly underscores the need to make sure every right minded person gets out to the polls between now and Tuesday, November 6th and ensure that BHO doesn’t secure another four disastrous years in our pocket books.

Ayn Rand a model in concept, not a bible

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In response to an article and featured comment on the UK’s The Economist, I must say that I can heartily disagree! The appeal of Ayn Rand isn’t in the absolute belief of her utopia of pure capitalism at the expense of the common good. It is a recognition that like unrestrained capital, monopoly, duopoly, oligarchy and totalitarianism, the concentration of power in the hands of the elite few, leads to enormous consequence.

There are many parallels in Atlas Shrugged to modern U.S. political and socioeconomic circles today. In the name of the “common good” the government has indicated that carbon must be regulated, soft drinks can only be sold in increments of 16 oz. and you must participate in certain forms of commerce, or pay a tax. All of these examples are an intrusion into the personal choices of a supposed free people and the people have a right to be concerned about the direction this portends for the American experiment.

While there are certainly people who would appreciate a sycophantic world view presented by Rand, but that isn’t what is driving appreciation for her books. It is the ideal that less government is better government. It doesn’t mean no government, or poisoned air, water or even the death of small creatures. The great appeal among conservatives for Rand’s books and ideas, it the very notion that personal responsibility and reason can propel a society forward and that it is not the place of government to guarantee any but the most basic of outcomes: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Equality of opportunity, not outcome. Save that for Europe and tell me how that is working for Italy, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

The last sentence has nothing to do with the people of those countries, but rather the governments they have elected. Despite crushing debt, they continue to riot at the austerity needed to save their nation. They are on the brink of social and civil collapse and the continue to demand their welfare. Some of us in the U.S. are intelligent enough to see the writing on the wall. God forbid we fail to act in time as it will result in a cataclysmic shift in how the world operates. Maybe liberals in America wish for that, but ask yourselves the question, when the next totalitarian regime destroys your peace in Europe, who do you think will be there to pick up and rebuild your pieces if America falters?