Friday, April 2, 2010

While Obama Is Obsessed With Jews Building Houses in Israel, Iran Is Ready to Build a Bomb

The CIA, according to the Washington Times, has concluded that Iran is now fully capable of building a nuclear device.

It expanded uranium production last year and had to fight through numerous problems with faulty centrifuges, but is now ready to construct a weapon.

What does this mean for moderate Moslem states now confronted with Islamic revolutionaries armed with even more weapons of mass destruction? What does it mean for Iraq's fledgling democracy? What does it mean for US and other western nations' influence? Only time will tell.

Iran joining the nuclear club is one of the worst setbacks for Western Middle East policy in decades, perhaps since the fall of the Shah. It does prove that apologies and attempts at understanding resonate little with regimes such as Iran.

Israel now has serious problems. Obama is a disaster to them. He is liked by less than 10% of their country and seems prepared to bargain away their control of East Jerusalem to appease terrorists. However, only they have the will to act against Iran at this point.

Iran is not a rationalist state, but it has a will to power and nuclear capability. They also have weapons that can reach Western Europe. NATO should be prepared to act, but may have to wait until a post Obama America is ready to step up to the challenge.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

West Virginia Bankers’ Association PAC Endorses Gary G Howell

Contact: Gary Howell
(304) 788-6554 or (301) 707-3069

West Virginia Bankers’ Association PAC
Endorses Gary G Howell

CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginians Bankers’ Association Political Action Committee (WVBankPAC) has extended their endorsement to Gary G Howell for the 2010 election to the West Virginia House of Delegates.

WVBankPAC is comprised of bankers from throughout West Virginia. The association conveyed, “We pride ourselves on supporting those candidates who take an expansive view of their role as potential legislators in matters of economic development and do our best to examine candidates from a variety of different perspectives.”

“I’m pleased to receive the endorsement of West Virginia’s Bankers,” said Howell, “a strong economy is key to creating jobs in the state and a robust banking system is a cornerstone to economic growth.”

Paid for by Citizens for Gary Howell

Rudyard Kipling's "Dane-geld"

It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."
And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
And then you'll get rid of the Dane!
It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --
"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!"


One thing that makes zero sense in schools is a zero tolerance policy on anything. Zero tolerance drug rules force draconian suspensions and even arrests onto children who share cough drops, make a gun gesture with their hands, and other nonsense.

This week a young girl committed suicide. A male student raped her, then a gang of students harassed and persecuted her over the incident until she ended her own life. School authorities knew on some level that the bullying was taking place but did nothing to punish the children until the victim killed herself. The story is in the link below:

Now students face prosecution under anti-bullying legislation.

Here is the problem. School officials have the responsibility to keep order within the school. In this circumstance they definitely failed to do their job. Of course overcrowded schools and classrooms do not help matters such as this. Teachers and administrators can obviously do their jobs better in smaller community based schools. However this was unconscionable. They failed this student miserably and ought to face suspensions and firing.

What of the students? Certainly the rapist needs to be sent to jail for a long time. What of the students who merely harassed her? Honestly, bad as it sounds, how can one be criminally prosecuted for what they say when the words carry no direct threat? Statements are subjective, subject to widely differing interpretations. Few people on this earth are as sensitive as middle schoolers to slights real and imagined. Bullying could also take the form of reporting an innocent for bullying and brining the weight of rules and laws down upon them. Perhaps some cases are clear, but others are not. Yes, suspend them and punish them via school rules. However prosecution for calling someone names, even relentlessly, opens up a free speech issue. Zero tolerance laws regarding non physical bullying require authorities to try and function as thought police.

Our schools around the country started to degenerate after mass consolidations starting a few decades ago. Consolidation did not help education progress, but regress. Large schools need to be divided into manageable student populations so we can restore sanity and education to the process.

Finally, parents need to step in. If they get any inkling of bullying on this level, they need to remove their children and homeschool them. Many schools will not protect them. If they will not do their job, someone else must step in. That someone else ultimately must be the parents.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

House candidate Howell signs no-tax pledge

KEYSER — Gary Howell, Republican candidate for the 49th State House District, today announced he has signed the State Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.” The pledge is promoted by Americans for Tax Reform, which was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan.

“Promising to oppose taxes is an easy call for me,” said Howell. “The people of West Virginia are already over-taxed and over-regulated. Burdensome taxation stifles growth and smothers entrepreneurship. By reducing and cutting taxes, our economy will grow and good jobs will come to the 49th District and the rest of the state.”

Howell knows about growing a small business. For more than 19 years, he has been the owner and operator of Howell Automotive in Keyser, a leading supplier of auto parts. In 2003, Gary was named “Exporter of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was honored by the West Virginia Motor Sports Council in 2005 for promoting West Virginia across the country. In 2007, 2008 & 2009, he was honored with the Governors Commendation for International Market Entry, recognizing his in exporting products.

A lifelong West Virginian, Howell received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Frostburg State University's School of

Thanks AARP, No More Jazzies or Rascals

The AARP fought hard to get Obamacare passed. Now we are beginning to see many of the changes that they tried to hide until the bill passed.

One move sure to be unpopular is the elimination of the ability of the elderly to purchase motorized chairs such as Jazzies or Rascals on Medicare. One can still buy the much more expensive and difficult to maneuver rehabilitation chairs.

While Republicans tend to have problems with entitlement programs and spending in general, Medicare purchases of this kind of equipment tend to increase mobility, reduce dependence, and lessen the chance of injuries from those attempting to walk or use walkers.

It may or may not pass the fiscal responsibility test for some Republicans, but AARP is supposed to represent retired and elderly people. These people rely heavily on these devices for mobility. I seriously doubt that most members of that organization support this, or many other parts of Obamacareless.


Congratulations to West Virginia for making the Final Four. Bobby Huggins has brought a can do, no excuses attitude to Morgantown and has his team in contention for a national title. His basic mantra demands hard work and results and is a powerful example for anyone to follow. WVU has no sure fire stars, but refuses to be intimidated. The entire state is proud of their accomplishments

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WVL PAC Endorses Gary G Howell

Morgantown, WV - The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Gary G Howell for the 2010 Republican primary election to the West Virginia House of Delegates.

WVL PAC is the internal PAC for West Virginians for Life (WVFL), the state pro-life organization. WVFL is affiliated with the National Right to Life Committee and through both education and legislation is working to build a society where all human life is respected, from conception until natural death.

“We commend Gary G Howell for expressing commitment to the lives of the weak and vulnerable, especially the unborn, the elderly and those with disabilities,: said Karen Cross, President of West Virginians for life.

Property, the Law, Liberty, and the State

Some people are confused about the relationship between property, the law, liberty, and the role of government.

Most do not understand that first and foremost, liberty belongs to each individual. They own certain basic rights to life and liberty even before they emerge from the womb. Governments cannot take away rights, only infringe upon them.

One of our basic rights as human beings is that of pursuing property. We have no right to property in the socialist sense of having property doled out to us. However, we can pursue it and once obtained, we can keep it. This right is also independent of government. We do not need government's permission to obtain or own it. Laws and legislatures do not exist to create rights or property because these concepts exist whether or not you have a government.

The purpose of government is to defend rights and property, not to interfere in the system to impose its idea of justice. Justice comes when each are free to pursue opportunities. Justice is not created when outcomes end up equal regardless of merit, work, or even luck. Gaps between richer and poorer occur because of different levels of productivity and they are natural. Left alone, those who have less will work to their own personal level of satisfaction. Some are satisfied with a small home, satellite TV, and a pickup truck and will only invest enough labor to achieve that level of material reward. Others have higher ambitions. If their judgment and level of work investment reflect those, they will obtain a higher material reward. That is justice.

Law and government becomes perverted when the state moves outside its necessary guidelines. Actions in the economic sphere by the government only reflect political morality, not recognition of rights. Implementation of a government ideal of justice and morality only causes dissent, disharmony, and disobedience. It is not cooperation, it is not compassion, it is coerced conformity.

These ideas were written almost a hundred and fifty years ago by the French economist Claude Frederic Bastiat. They are more relevant now than ever.