Sunday, April 06, 2008

It is going to suck to be Hillary, Obama, or McCain

I know it has been awhile since I have blogged, but I figured this would be a good one to discuss. I was thinking earlier today about the number of presidents who have come straight from the Senate and entered into the White House. After a lot of working trying to think about who did what, when, I searched the prior careers of all our president and discovered history is not favoring our top three contenders for becoming President of the United States.

The first Senator to become President was Warren G. Harding. Harding would serve from 1921-1923. Overall, his presidency did have some ups and downs, but for the most part is a forgotten one.

The second Senator to become President was John F. Kennedy. Everyone knows how his story goes and what it entails.

So what is the lesson we learn here from history? Well, Republicans and Democrats are even when it comes to sending a sitting senator into the White House. Neither individual served out a full term and it was up to the VP to finish out the first term and take over the country in the next term.

While it sounds cruel to say it, I am beginning to wonder if the winner of the Presidency out of our three final candidates will be long for this world. Take McCain for instance. Cancer is not something that one bounces back from. There has already been a great deal of speculation of how he will be able to withstand the rigos of being president. What about Hillary? A lot of people hate her. Nuff said there. Obama? He seems like a nice guy. In all honesty, I could stomach an Obama presidency alot more than I could a Hillary one. Why do I say that, example: I was in a restaraunt and had to tvs to watch from while I ate. Option A: Hillary. Option B: Women's tennis. I can tell you this much, Serena Williams can kick some ass on that tennis court. Now, back to Obama. I honestly believe that someone might kill Obama if he became President due to race. It is cruel to say that because I would like to think that as a society we have moved beyond those days, but in reality, there are those in this country who are far behind the times.

So here is what I think the 2008 election will really mean: keep a close eye on the VP candidates. Odds are, they are going going to be president by 2011.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Can a Mosquito be a Lawyer?

I think so. Let's face, they already are, after all, blood sucking parasites. All they need is a briefcase and then they are set. Hat tip to Bee Movie. Go check it out!

An omen of things to come?

Read on if you dare...



Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Classroom Election Results

The time is 338pm and here are the results from my classroom elections dealing with some of the races for today.

J. M. Devolites Davis: 48 Winner
J. C. "Chap" Petersen: 36

Ken Cuccinelli: 72 Winner
Janet Oleszek: 12

John T. Frey: 59 Winner
Joseph Oddo: 14
Dale Evans: 10

Patrick McDade: 49 Winner
Ray Morrough: 35

Gary Baise: 61 Winner
Gerry Connelly: 23

Total number of possible students to vote: 94
Total number of ballots cast: 84
Remaining number not cast due to absence: 10

The time is 342pm.

Election Predictions

It is now 802 am and these are my official predictions for the elections.

J. M. Devolites Davis vs. Chap Petersen. I expect this one to come down to the last vote. I will not be surprised whatsoever if there is a recount done. At this point, I am saying this is a toss up election as I have no idea who will win. Will the recent issue of Chap's address push him into the Senate? It might, but only time will tell.

Ken Cuccinelli vs. Janet Oleszek. Cuccinelli is going to win this one all the way. Odds are it will be a close margin, but considering everything I have seen with Oleszek, I am sure she is a very nice woman and good at doing things on the school board level, but she is not as impressive a candidate for state senate. Perhaps she should try again as a delegate candidate.

Gerry Connelly vs. Gary Baise. Considering the way in which Connelly has acted and not listened to the people of the county, expect Baise to win.

Ray Morrough vs. Patrick McDade. It is youth vs. experience. I think McDade is going to win this one due to the fact that he is giving statistics and is showing how the Commonwealth Attorney is not doing his job for this particular area. I have met McDade and find him to be very personable and also very sincere. Expect big things from him in the state level of politics. If he can get a good following, he could make the jump into the national scene.

John Frey vs. Dale Evans vs. Joseph Oddo. Considering the real lack of signs for Oddo and Evans, I think Frey is going to win this one. Considering the number of married couples who got John Frey to sign their marriage license, I would image he will get their votes.

Joe Morrisey. "Fightin Joe" is back. I expect him to win his Delegate seat without too much trouble, especially since he is, as far as I can see, running unoppossed.

Control fo the House fo Delegates. I think the Republicans are going to maintain control of the House.

Control fo the Senate. This is going to be a close one. I am calling it a Republican controlled Senate, BUT at a 20-20 split with the Lt. Gov. being the tie breaker.

What is going to happen to Ben Tribbett? Depending on hwo the Davis Petersen race goes, I fully expect Ben to blow his lid on this one. Considering how he has become so ingrained with the election, I think the life lesson to be learned here to is to always have avenues of escape in your life to be able to let off steam instead of letting it build up.

Thos are my predictions. Further commentary to come. The time is 815.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tribbett Says He May Not Vote

According to Ben Tribbett, he may not vote tomorrow for Election Day. Truth be told, I think he did that so he could get a lot of people to go onto his site and have them say over and over all the reasons why people should vote. I have a high doubts that he is not going to vote, but if he really does not go out and vote, I think this will solidify the opinion I have that he (Tribbett) will have no ground to stand on whatsoever to complain about local politics for at least a year.

"All bad politicians were elected by people who chose not to vote."

If ever you doubted life was in the womb....

This story is the one for you.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

My Interview With General Washington

Recently, I got an opportunity to interview General George Washington for my show, Virginia Time Travel. As such, the half hour spent with the General was certainly a very enjoyable and educating experience, as it allowed me to speak with the man himself in his own words and thougts. If ever there was a reason to find that first person interviews are important to understanding history, this would be one of the ways in whih to prove that it is such a good idea. The episode is expected to be on the air in February, around the time of General Washington's birthday.

Monday, October 15, 2007

If only those headlines were true.....

Rudy Giuliani: Space Regulator

People wanted the Democrats, and Now Look at What We Got

According the Washington Post, Al-Queda in Iraq is reported to be crippled. The article goes on to discuss how over the past three months, US and Iraqi forces have been able to lead successful assaults on the terrorist organization and effectively demonstrate how little control they have left in the country. There are some speculative feelings that perhaps Al-Queda is diverting men and resources over to other areas where they can work to destabilize our efforts and attempt to regain some ground there. If this is the case, could then be reasonably suggested that Al-Queda has given up on Iraq?

However, in light of this recent positive turn of events, one has to think a more negative series is bound to unfold. Low and behold, IT HAS! Drudge Report is coming out stating that the Turkish government is looking for authorization to enter into Northern Iraq. Fox News is also reporting this particular set of circumstances as well.

What could have been the cause of all of this. well, as many have noted, Democrats recently pushed through a non binding resolution condemning the killings of Armenians in Turkey after World War I. While it can be speculated that Turkey will not sever all ties with us, they could certainly do some damage.

Let us think about it. When the United States initially planned on getting rid of Saddam, we could not use Turkey as a stagin location. Today, we are able to use the country to send supplies into Iraq. If it gets cut off, what does that mean for us? Answer: we can either look for another route to get our supplies to our troops or we are forced to pull them out of Iraq.

So how does this deal with the Democrats? Answer: they have foubnd a way in which they cna not only hurt the international scene for us and another nation, but also endanger the lives of the troops, force them to be brought home prematurely, and permanently destabilize the region once and for all. It is no secret that the Democrats want us out of Iraq. That is all fine and good, but if a few member of Congress feel this is the way to do it, then there is a real probelm here.

Yes, genocide is bad. However, now we are opening up ourselves to a NEW onslaught from the international community. How long do you think it will be before other nations pass non binding resolution against us for treatment of certain peoples? Blacks, Hispanics, Chinese, Japanese, Irish, Italians, Eastern Europeans, Catholics, Indians, this list goes on and on.

We do need a change, that is obvious. If ever we need to change the leadership of power in Congress, this might be a really good reason for it.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


That is the way it is looking as apparently the movement is beginning to get a little more steam, not only from the far right, but also from the far left. There is a conference on this issue in Chattanooga which will conclude today.

As hard as it is to believe, there are two major groups on involved with this: League of the South and the Middlebury Institute. Both groups deal with the far extremes of politics and do not wish to be part of the country anymore due to the positions the present United States and possible future government have taken.

Will this bear any fruit to become a real threat? Probably not, but at least I got your attention for this post.