Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's a BOY!

I can’t remember if I posted this on my blog or not. I know I put this on my facebook page... Mela is prego with #3.

Yesterday we found out we're having a boy!

Andrew is excited to have a younger brother. He wants to name him Lightening McQueen Mario after the movie and the game Mario Cart on the Wii. I think we may choose a different name...

Anyway, I am very excited to have another boy to be my buddy and to maintain the male majority in the Christiansen family.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


My wife’s sister’s husband forwarded this in an e-mail to me. I thought the story made a great point about where our country is headed.

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

The class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Couldn't be any simpler than that.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Emperor Kyle

I need to be Emperor. Foolish people have often said I should run for some political office. I wouldn’t be happy having limited power. Unlimited power would be the only power I would be satisfied with. If I can’t be Emperor I will just have to settle with my average life.

If you think I would be a nice Emperor you would be wrong. I would be cruel and mean...

Things I would do as Emperor:

Christmas decorations or music may not be displayed or heard until after Thanksgiving. I was in a Hobby Lobby in July and they had 4 isles of Christmas crap! I went to the clerk and told them the following: “Listen, I’m going to go to Wal-Mart, buy a 5 gallon gas can. Then I’m going to the QT on Dysart and fill it up. Then I'm going to get a match from my 72 hour kit under the back seat in my truck. Then I’m going to come back and burn this whole store down if they still have the Christmas sh_t is still out.” They were not amused.

Oh, by the way, I’m just kidding... I may have thought about burning Hobby Lobby down but I didn’t really say I was going to do it or actually do it. Unfortunately, the isles of Christmas stuff remain.

Males may not wear pink shirts or ties. Here in the Land of Schwab we have TVs all over the place playing CNBS. I have a TV right above my desk so I’m stuck watching CNBS all day long. First of all, I want to humbly state that all the talking heads on CNBS are babbling idiots. I would rather watch Jerry Springer than anything on CNBS. This has nothing to do with my opinion about pink shirts and ties. However, when I see a babbling idiot on CNBS wearing a pink shirt or tie I want to pull the TV down on my head. It just pushes me over the edge.

Again... to my liberal friends who will use this blog as evidence against me, I’m just kidding! The nice people on CNBS, sorry CNBC, are idiots but I don’t plan on actually going over the edge when I see a pink tie.

Outlaw Pepsi. Pepsi just sucks. Nobody likes Pepsi. Like I’ve said in past blogs, Pepsi tastes like rust and Diet Pepsi tastes like used bath water.

I have several other things I’d like to do but my time is short. I will have to write about them at another time.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm a conservative

Everyone assumes I’m a Republican. I’m not. I consider myself a conservative. I don’t know if I would call myself a libertarian. When it comes to the political spectrum I find myself leaning more towards our libertarian friends than I do to the republican wimps in congress.

I honestly feel like the republicans sold out their conservative base. They have spent too much money, not secured our borders and have not fought for our rights. Government just keeps getting bigger and more corrupt. It doesn’t matter what party is in charge. The only difference is the speed in which they drive our country to socialism.

Below is a quote from Anthony G. Martin from the examiner.com site. These principles generally sum up my thoughts on government and what I mean when I say I’m a conservative.

10 basic conservative principles:
  1. 'Government money' does not belong to government. It belongs to the taxpayers who worked hard for it, and who had funds deleted from their paychecks even before they got to see them.
  2. The government that governs best governs LEAST.
  3. Government normally does not solve problems. People do. Big government usually IS the problem.
  4. Oppressive large governments are responsible for more murders of citizens than all of the wars in history.
  5. The private sector is where the juice of society lies. There you will find ingenuity, creativity, and the creation of wealth--provided government gets out of the way.
  6. Government social programs reward pathological dependency. True adults, unless hindered by debilitating physical impairment, seek independent living as free persons who are not stuck in an infantile dependency on the government nanny.
  7. The one role of government mandated by the U.S. Constitution is to provide for the national defense.
  8. Human rights are not granted by government. They are inherent and automatic. We are 'endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.' Government can only choose to recognize and protect those inherent rights.
  9. The right to self-defense, as encapsulated in the 2nd Amendment, is the key to all of the other rights described in the Bill of Rights. Free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and a free press are secured and kept secure by an armed citizenry.
  10. Our form of government is NOT a 'pure democracy' or 'majority rule.' In a Constitutional Republic such as ours, the will of the majority is tempered and limited by the rights of the minority, which are always intact and unalienable regardless of the 'will of the majority.'