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March, 2012

  1. why I’ll vote for any republican now

    March 30, 2012 by tbholdren

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    A while back, I began telling friends and family that I was going to sit this general election out. Why? It looked like Mitt Romney, the least conservative candidate in a Republican Primary already lacking in real conservatives, was going to win the nomination. How could I, in good concience, vote for Obama Light™, the father of Romneycare and, thus, grandfather of Obamacare?

    Official Footwear of the Republican Party

    Official Footwear of the Republican Party

    I was tired of the Republican establishment expecting all of us to line up, hold our noses, and pull the lever for whatever moderate, wishy-washy candidate they thought could out-maneuver the democrats in wooing independents and minorities (spoiler alert: It didn’t work for John McCain).

    So, I was determined to sit this one out in protest. Better four more years of Obama to teach the elitists a lesson than another 20 years of flip-flopping RINO presidential hopefuls.

    But that was before this week.

    That was before Barack Obama agreed to sell out our missile defense plans for some political help from… Vladimir Putin? Why is the president of the United States telling the Russians, of all countries, to give him some time until his second term. Why would he need to wait until his second term, you ask? Because after this election he won’t care what the American people think about his policies anymore, we can’t vote him out.

    That was before Barack Obama, instead of opting to not comment, like a reasonable government official, threw in on the whole Trayvon Martin mess, stating “If I had a son he would have looked like Treyvon,“. So, here we have a situation where the president seemingly throws his sympathy and support behind the black side of what was initially reported as a white-on-black crime. Only, it turn out George Zimmerman is acutally hispanic.

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    Regardless, I would expect our chief executive to handle this potential racial relations disaster with kid gloves, as opposed to trying to score political points with the black community at the cost of national unity. Why hasn’t the president called on the Black Panthers to rescind the bounty they have placed on George Zimmerman’s head? What is this, the wild wild west? Are bounty hunters legal now? Would the President be silent if the KKK had put a bounty on a black neighborhood watch member who had shot a white (alleged) hoodlum?

    No, as much as it pains me to do it, I will vote for whoever the republican nominee is, even Mitt Romney. If the man is this reckless when he has an election coming up in November, I shudder to think of what he can and will do given another four years, only this time around, he’ll be unaccountable to the nation.


  2. a slight change of focus for holdren.net

    March 12, 2012 by tbholdren

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    Up until this point, this site has been a place where Sue and I occasionally post family news, and I ramble on about politics from time to time. With the advent of Twitter and Facebook, however, the number of family updates here took a sharp dive.

    Sue and I are going to re-focus this site. There may still be family updates from time to time, but you can find more than you could have ever possibly wanted to know about our family life by following either of us on twitter or Sue on Facebook. I’ll try to make sure these family-related links are always displayed prominently on the side-bar.

    Sue and I are Christians first, parents second, Canadian/American (respectively) third. Both of us are interested in American politics, are fairly creative, conservative, and Sue has a knack for artistry and is interested in doing production work using flash and/or home video. With the death of Andrew Breitbart, and the media’s recent cowing of Rush Limbaugh, the voices of conservatism are being silenced. I’m not going to pretend we’re going to even begin to fill either of those pair of shoes (Rush is still wearing his), but I figure that even if all we can accomplish is to help our own family become more aware of what is going on in their country (or in their children’s country), then it’ll be worth it.

    Fair warning: This also means that occasionally I will have to link to material that I definitely would not have before when this site was mainly focused on family updates. I will give sufficient warning on any harsh content before I do so.

    This is also the last time I’m going to say this: I know there is prophecy over this nation. I know what Brother Branham said. But I’m still going to let my voice be heard crying out against the darkness; I refuse to be silent. How I feel can be summed up in the final two lines of one of my favorite poems:

    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.