Mike Huckabee has been Cured of Diabetes, and You Can Too?

23 06 2015

Ok, when I heard this a few weeks ago on the Glenn Beck program, I was a little astonished that a supposedly honorable, Christian Man and former pastor like Mike Huckabee would sell such a thing.  But according to the Arkansas Times, and later picked up by other sites, he was heard on the radio pitching for this product of Barton Publishing.

Apparently, Barton Publishing has had numerous complaints against them.  Among them are charges of false charges on Credit Cards, essentially that’s fraud.

And people wonder why I keep putting Mike Huckabee as someone on DaTechGuy’s Poison Poll.  Shame I couldn’t add a third or fourth guy there, as my others are Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham.  I must admit Donald Trump is rapidly on my radar for being considered poison as well for the Republican Party.  If any one of these guys gets in, it will not help a party that is flailing and on the verge of failure.  This is not to be interpreted as an endorsement for the Democrats though.

The days of me remaining Republican are rapidly dwindling if this continues.


How to get a warning about games – Case in Point – Rome II Total War

7 10 2013

Many things are happening in the political realm, especially with the Government Shutdown, but that will take a brief backseat to an old favorite of mine, games, and what I used to do in High School and College – and that’s reviewing them.

Going by the reviewer’s stats are half the story, granted if that half is bad, you more than likely have a bad game.  But what about the people who actually PLAY the games themselves?  Some call this the “User Score” and it has just as much import as the reviewer stat.  Combined, it gives a VERY good picture of what to look for in the game.  However, if there is a significant disconnect in the scores between the reviewer scores and the user scores, that in of itself can be a big warning sign, maybe requiring a more in depth look before buying.

The example I have before me is Rome II – Total War.  The Total War series is a favorite of mine combining RTS micromanagement battlefield strategy with turn-by-turn map macro-management strategy.  I actually looked forward to this game, but looking at metacritic.com gave me pause.   The link with the reviews of the game are here.

The metascore – or average reviewer score is 78/100, which usually indicates a game of very solid quality.  Anything above 70 is usually nothing to worry about if you are a fan of the genre in question.  HOWEVER, the user score is 3.8/10 or 38/100.  This is a disconnect of 40 points between the two!  While the reviewers seem to like the game, the players by and large do NOT.  This is something that gives a major pause before buying it.

On the reviewer side, there are 46 positive reviews, 15 neutral and 5 negative.  Sounds like a favorable ratio.  Then the user side… ouch.

272 positive reviews, 110 neutral, 902 negative reviews.

My advice is this… see if someone you know has it, is willing to let you play for a bit.  If you like it, buy it.  Do your own research first.

Why Defend Obamacare?

26 09 2013

Not I, of course, but the democrats who overwhelmingly supported it, and as a result nearly lost the Senate and losing the house in 2010?

Two reasons – pork… and a ton of it.  I think there is more pork, or appropriations in the bill than regulations in the bill itself, but I’m not too sure of it.  But here, in a 2011 article are the major recipients from the bill.  The question then becomes who profits from it?

Reason two – who is exempt?  I mean really, if the omnibus was to be good for everyone, why wouldn’t everyone want to be on it?  Also, what about the Obamacare waivers?  Why wouldn’t companies want to be part of this?  Looks like there are potentially six types of waivers.

An “interpretation” by Obama seems to make Congress exemptFactCheck disagrees.

But over 2000 pages, why the need for such Faustian complexity?  Do I expect much from this round with this congress?  I don’t, not even with the Ted Cruz marathon filibuster effort, which I do applaud.

McCain shows why he needs to be retired.  To think I voted for this cretin…  never again.  I’ll go independent first.

Jeff Kuhner of AM 680 WRKO  yesterday said on his radio show that our system before Obamacare, in describing hospitals here and in Canada, that our hospitals here are “Hotels” compared to the horrid experience his then 71-year old grandmother went through after she suffered a stroke.  She lay on the gurney in the hospital for three days, never once being shown to a room, and eventually dying without even being treated.  This is what led his family to leave Canada and emigrate to the United States.

We don’t need such a story repeated in our hospitals here.

Points on Syria – Another Pointless Ramble

5 09 2013

Everything that I’m reading on Syria is making my head spin. I’m not sure what everything means, but I know from what I’ve seen that this is a major disaster waiting to happen. Especially since I don’t believe there is a whole lot of THINKING going on. What are the points on going to war? The first and foremost is this:

How does this protect, defend or aid the United States of America?

An honest answer to the above question is this… it does not, on ANY of the points. Anyone who says otherwise really needs to prove their point since I have heard NOTHING that it does… save the integrity of the President of the United States.

On one side is the Assad Regime, which is decidedly unfriendly with the United States. The other is the rebel-group backed by Al-Qaeda… which I doubt will be friendly once they get into power. The only people who may be on our side at all are the PEOPLE of Syria, who are fleeing the country by the millions.

There are the next questions to ask.

What is the price of inaction?

I won’t lie, the price may be very high. Our reputation as a nation may be very badly damaged since the Red Line was set by the president (and is currently being painted over), and crossed multiple times. The allegations are that Assad gassed his own people. The Secretary of State, John Kerry says it’s “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” Forgive me… but living in a state where Kerry’s been a Senator for most of my adult life, I can say that I have very little trust in anything this man says.

The loss of trust that we can be a nation who’s word can be trusted, from Administration to Administration, is however a MAJOR blow.

That being said, what is the price of acting?

Russia is actively protecting their ally, Syria with a naval presence in the region. They may very well sell more weapons to Syria or worse yet, if a military intervention from the U.S. garners enough provocation, react with a military response. Iraq didn’t have Russia as an ally during either Desert Storm or Enduring Freedom. Afghanistan was actively against Russia.

Obama I doubt realizes the military situation over there, and if he does, he is either NOT listening to his military advisers, or is ignoring them entirely.

Another thing is… can he get the support at home? Everything I’m seeing and reading is saying… not even close. Even my most liberal friends on Facebook seem to be against this idea of military action in Syria. There is Bipartisan Support in the Vox Populi… AGAINST military action.

In going over the points of Sun Tzu… this seems to fail a HUGE MAJORITY of the litmus tests to go to war. A waste of resources, a waste of lives, and the possibility of descending into an even LARGER conflict. Sun Tzu argues there are five fundamental factors – weather, terrain, command, doctrine, and moral influence.

In this case we question the last three. Command, Doctrine and Moral Influence.

The Command of our military can’t really be questioned. Our Commander in Chief has ZERO experience with the military and is not really liked by them.

The Doctrine seems questionable at best… as it seems the only purpose of this war with Syria seems to be either poor decision making… or a distraction for something else.

The Moral Influence is uniting both sides of the public… against the President. I must admit this is only to those who are LISTENING. Most of the public may not even be paying attention, and sadly won’t pay attention until buildings start crumbling or cities go up in smoke.

I’m in the opinion that this is a distraction from something else. Possibly immigration, or the implementation of ObamaCare.

People need to pay attention again… but it’s sometimes too much for some people to take in, and it’s too depressing when we have other options to take our cares away.

Long Time in Not Posting – 2nd Amendment Awakening

24 03 2013

Ok, is it me, or is most of the Democrat Party in line with the United Nations instead of the United States?

In a recent US Senate vote, for upholding the 2nd Amendment against the UN Small Arms Treaty, which won by a measly 53-46 (1 not voting) only the following Democrat Senators voted “YEA”.

Begich (D-AK)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Hagan (D-NC)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Manchin (D-WV)
Pryor (D-AR)
Tester (D-MT)

Unless my preschool math skills have gone to waste, that’s only EIGHT.  In addition one democrat either did a King Narcissus I vote (essentially voting “Present”) or wasn’t there to cast a vote (Lautenberg D-NJ).  So that’s only nine democrats who didn’t vote NAY.

By the tally in the link, FORTY-FOUR Democrats voted “NAY”.  FORTY-SIX traitorous liberals voted “NAY”, and two of them are alleged “Independents”.

Of the New England States… ugh… fellow patriots we are essentially in either enemy or contested territory here:

Maine: SPLIT – Collins (R) YEA – King (I*) NAY
Vermont: NAY – Leahy (D) – Sanders (I*)
New Hampshire: SPLIT – Ayotte (R) YEA – Shaheen (D) NAY
Massachusetts: NAY – Cowan (D) – “Fauxcahontas” Warren (D)
Connecticut: NAY – Blumenthal (D) – Murphy (D)
Rhode Island: NAY – Reed (D) – Whitehouse (D)

And yes fellow patriots, the I’s have an asterisk in front of them since I believe they should be in this case “S” for “Socialist”.

A good result, but far too scarily close.  Be on watch fellow patriots.  Be on watch.

UPDATE: Minor formatting issue.

Military Commanders who will fire on the American People – A Red Herring?

27 01 2013

Some very alarming developments coming out but I wonder… is it what it seems?

First came the litmus test for American Military Leaders to see if they will fire on the American People.

Now, there’s a report from the Miami Herald on a military exercise with a Blackhawk helicopter performing maneuvers and firing machine gun blanks over the city of Miami.

Knowing this administration and just how adroit they are in campaigning and turning obfuscation into an art form, I have to wonder, what is the government REALLY up to?  I cannot accept the premise that they are doing this for any other purpose than to drive patriotic American Citizens absolutely nuts.  Crazy enough perhaps to do something that will legitimize a government effort to stamp down revolt.

My advice to everyone is to steady yourself, keep calm, yet keep a wary eye for real trouble.  I don’t think the Government is going to be this blatant without trying to have something to cover them and make themselves seem pure to the world.

Merry Christmas! Actual gameplay from the Right Wing Gamer?!?

25 12 2012

And everyone thought that was a mere mom-DE-plume. Well, it is, but that is beside the point.

As we speak, my first gameplay video is being uploaded. One of my favorite games, and addictions, Shogun 2: Total War. I intend for this to be my first full play-through, no loading saves or saving myself from dumb mistakes. The clan being played is the Ikko-Ikki, pretty much considered the Occupy movement of the Sengoku Jidai, the age of the country at war in Japan.

It is of a Long Duration (40 of 60 provinces needed to win, including Kyoto, the seat of power). The clan is listed of Normal difficulty but has its own challenges.

An update will come when the video is fully posted!

Merry Christmas, everyone! And God Bless!

UPDATE:  The video should be posted here around 9:00AM EST today!  Merry Christmas!