The Bowtie-Conservative

Finally, Someone is Making Sense Around Here

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I am a bowtie-enthusiast, Conservertive, political-gossip-junkie, and an armchair philosopher who hopes you enjoy his blog. I was born in Delaware, educated in Boston, and now live in Manhattan with Bruno, my Yorkshire Terrier.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bowtie-Conservative 3.0 Turbo Charged *Beta


It's been a long time since I have even looked at this page, but I have a decent excuse: elections.

It was only two posts ago that I promised to be more present and offer my insights on the body politic. Well, just as I explained in that post, I have been busy.

"What's the difference now?" you may be asking.

Well, this time I am working inside the political arena and have the vantage point to spill the beans before anyone else. Indeed, I have relocated from lovely Manhattan to the muggy swamp that is our nation's Capitol.

As I am sure you understand, I cannot disclose anymore details of my current professional situation as it would jeopardize my ability to feed you juicy political tidbits.

From now on I expect to have much fodder to post more frequently and hope that I will be able to rebuild by base of loyal readers.

Briefly, let me discuss the '08 contenders (oy-vey):

All "tier-1" candidates in both parties are yellow-belly, pussyfoot moderates.

The time for appealing to the mainstream is over. Gore and Bush tried to out due each other in moderation in 2000. In 2004, Kerry failed to offer a compelling alternative to the Bush administration. Now, all major candidates are devoid of any political courage. All the interesting candidates (those with personalities AND real ideas) are all shuffled to the fringe by the MSM. Am I the only one who noticed how Raul, Tancredo, Gravel, and Kucinich were all on the far ends of the stage for the recent CNN debates?

All the candidates are equally bashing Bush and one cannot help but assume that the late bloomers are doing so for fashion. That being said, I am disappointed by the lack of ideas and intelligent debate during these debates. This far from the primaries, they are too scared to take a chance on having an original thought.

Okay, I have to stop there. Bruno is getting angry.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Labor Under Attack!

Well, it seems the men behind the curtain have decided to make immigration...or illegal immigration a hot issue again.

I honestly don't get why the right is against cheap labor. Some think they are taking away jobs. This is pretty much debunked as no American really wants to cut grass or layout my pajamas every night. Plus, if they are not allowed to come here, more American businesses will outsource to Mexico and whatever other poor countries are South of us.

Moreover, cheap labor is vital for our economy to prosper and more importantly, our country has a deep and rich heritage of exploiting workers. Where would our country be without slavery or children having worked 12-hour shifts? Surely not in its current position of Global Moral Enforcer.

Others fear the terrorists will sneak through, but come on people. I know people in Texas are racist and stupid, but I think they can tell the difference between Francisco and Fahad.

On the flip side, I DO NOT agree with my liberal friends (yes, I do have a few) that these immigrants should be given citizenship anytime soon.

B-C fans: this is one of those special occasions when yours truly is on the same page as our commander-in-chief. The guest worker plan is really the best of both worlds--cheap labor and not having non-English speakers participate in our democracy. Think about it. Do you really want these workers to vote? The next thing you know they will be voting to raise the minimum wage and completely defeat the purpose of us having them here.

Don't get me wrong. I admire these immigrants. They face dangerous conditions for the opportunity that America offers. All they want to work so they can make a living and send some money home to help their family. How can any red-blooded American not be moved by that?

In addition to the guest worker program, the US should stop its aggressive trade liberalization policies in other countries from where these people come from. That is why all these immigrants are flocking to the US. How do we expect them to make a living in their own country when we are building sweatshops and factory farms and otherwise exploiting their economy and natural resources? Of course they are coming to come here when they can no longer work in their homeland. Its okay to exploit them once they are here, but even I think there can be too much of a good thing.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Bowtie-Conservative 2.0

Hello everyone. I am sorry to put you all on hold. This project had lost its steam. A few months ago I was losing sleep thinking about all the features, functionalities, and commentary that was going to revolutionize the internet. And what happened? After a rocky start it just puttered out....

But I am here to declare the rebirth of an idea whose time is overdue. I stand to honor the duty to offer my antidote to the venomous drivel that is the mass (right and left) media. As I have said before: It is time for someone to start making sense. And I promise you that this is not going to be knee-jerk politics. Devoted readers know my politics, but any of them will tell how it is:

The right, they think from the brain.
The left, they think from the heart.
But the big B-C thinks from the GUT!

Winter is over. Get out the your pilates mats (if you got them). Drink two glasses of water. Get ready to work your puny selves into shape because class is IN SESSION, BABY!

In other words, you can expect posts from me again.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What a bunch of stupid asses!

You know, sometimes the democrats really amaze me.

I wonder if they are even trying to prevent the Republicans from taking over all three braches of government. I mean, seriously, even I could formulate better arguments against Alito than Kennedy or Biden during his confirmation hearning.

...of coarse, I will keep those to myself...

The New York Times now acknowledges the inevitability of Alito's confirmation.

Honestly, I feel bad for my liberal friends. Some of their arguements are well-organized and it seems they have severe convictions about them. Those who know me can testify that I am certainly not Bush's #1 fan, so I wish they were putting up a better fight, that's all. The Liberal Establishment is not doing a very good job of getting their message accross; of tranlating their values of equal opportunity, economic justice, etc. to the hoi polloi. They could have won in 2000 and 2004 if they had not picked one cardboard personality after the other.

My prediction: 2006 is a whole new deck of cards. Republicans have done an awful job of covering their asses and now the whole Republican Brand is scarred. The Libs will take back the house and senate if they play their cards right. Lets hope for the sake of a healthy political mud-slinging fest that they get their act together. Otherwise, I would question the future existence of a party that reaps so much failure. It's all about money, America. The democrats will eventually lose their funding.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Say "Cheese!"

Good Morning!

I managed to get a picture of myself.

What do you think? Not bad, if you ask me. My wife teases me about those glasses.

I claim to be many things, but cool is not one of them.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Greetings and Welcome

Hello to family, friends, and all my fans.

Well, I have finally done it. I have my own blog! You no longer have to lose sleep over how to get the lastest juicy gossip or musings of yours truly.

For those of you new to my writing, I hope you appreciate not only my wit, but my insight into current events and the workings of the world. I would be most flattered if you decided to visit regularly.

About that and other things. I hope to offer my $0.02 whenever I think its worth it. In otherwords, if all goes according to plan, I will post regularly.

Other things: I am currently picking out a bowtie for my profile pic. I'll upload it as soon as I figure how to work that damn digital camera. (I know many of you are dying to see what I look like--I do indeed read all my fanmail). Also, you can reach me at any time by email. My profile has that datum available for those interested.

Well, I look foward to a prosperous blog if all goes according to plan. Cross your fingers and wish me luck!