Saturday, June 19, 2010

What the tweet!

Rodney Glassman's campaign for the US Senate seat currently held by John McCain needs to learn that before Arizona voters tweet about his campaign he has to have something worth tweeting about. So far I have yet to see one position Glassman holds that is going to keep jobs from being drained from high cost Arizona into low cost places like the Philippines.

Why does a country like the US loose out on jobs to a country like the Phillipines? It is because US businesses have such high taxes that go to pay for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and businesses in the Phillipines don't.

I'll offer John Dougherty a suggestion while I am at it. Complaining about the BP oil spill isn't going to get you any votes in sunny Arizona. The Democrats have been singing the hosannas of clean energy for years and it isn't any more affordable now than it was 5 years ago - because oil has a subsidy few are willing to eliminate the US government defense of the oil farm of the world - the middle east.

I am very happy that Arizona voters will have a choice in November to vote for a candidate who knows that there ain't no such thing as a free occupation. David Nolan will offer that choice.

The occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan causes American job losses every day. Oh, I almost forgot. US soldiers die regularly as well.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Who’s the Real Lobbyist? John McCain or JD Hayworth? asks Shane Wikfors at He writes a full article with plenty of reasons to give any Arizona Republican a reason NOT to vote for John McCain on Tuesday, August 24th. If he was more secure about JD Hayworth's bona fides he wouldn't feel the need to make Jim Deakin nameless.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Islam, Christianity, Conficianism, Buddism, Jainism. What problem does each religion address and what solution does each offer? Stephen Prothero has written a book called "God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter". Both my parents are converts to the Bahá’í Faith which asserts the idea of the Oneness of Religion. I was able to see the author on C-SPAN tonight and I hope if you have a chance that you will choose to listen to him. I'll keep an eye out for his book at my local library or bookstore.

Picture credit: Wikipedia:Jainism