About Phil Baker

Thank you for taking time to stop by my website. I’m a passionate blogger, sharing my opinion on recent political issues and rallying support to help my favorite candidates make it into office during the next election. As you browse my website, you can expect to find several different things. First, you will likely see a lot of news and current events relating to politics. I’m constantly glued to Fox News and CNN as well as surfing alternative media websites. I’ll share the best articles I find here so you can stay informed on what is happening the world today. Second, I’ll be sharing a lot of personal opinions here. While we might not always see eye to eye on political matters, I hope this website will become a place where we can respectfully dialogue and learn from each other. Third, I’ll be sharing some personal stories about my daily life. So join me as we start talking about today’s biggest political news.

A Political Take on Today’s Vaporizer Reviews

I don’t know about you but I love politics. I love the back and forth and I love the way that both sides can tell you they love you while screwing you every chance they get. So with the spirit of bipartisanship I would like to try a new exercise. I would like to write some vaporizer reviews based on political ideology. This will in deed be fun. In this episode you are going to learn how the Republicans and the Democrats both feel about the vaporizer and the ecig community at large. So sit back and enjoy this little it of metaphorical satire. You are sure to laugh a lot and maybe you will even learn the real truth. What is the real truth? The real truth his that there are zero political parties that are interested in helping you or caring about you.

So lets start these vaporizer reviews with a republican view. As a republican the personal vaporizer is a nifty little guy. This little pen makes it possible for me to get all the benefits of tobacco without having to actually light up. This fits in well with my lifestyle since I am known for appreciating the benefits of all things without having to actually do anything. Vaporizer reviews have told me that this is the best way to vape and so I will simply do this without asking or questioning anything. I would like to say that these devices are amazingly safe, secure, and I think they could lead to a more secure future for the American people.

Here is how a Democrat would review. I have been using the personal vaporizer for almost 3 months now. I must admit that they are vey handy and they have helped me kick the smoking habit. However I have some serious concerns that little teenagers could use these devices. I also have some serious concerns about the amount of money that the companies are going to make off of these devices. It is not fair that they should make millions of dollars while the tobacco guys are losing millions. I think we need to do something to help the tobacco industry. Maybe we need to prop them up. I know, I will lead a campaign to kill these ecigs. But I will still use it in my spare time.

The truth of the matter is that the political landscape is always changing. It matters not what the people want or what the people demand. All we ever get is what the politicians want. Vaporizer reviews are all the same. The truth of the matter is that an ecig can and will change your life. As long s you continue to rely on the political morons to do this for you, you are going to be sorely disappointed.

Survivalists Tools For a Country in Turmoil

The world as we know it is a dangerous place. The main reason that we have the issues that we do is because we have social engineering politicians that think they can make a utopian society through rules and regulations. The reality is that we need some law and order but by and large, the less government the better. This does not make me a right-winger or a left-winger; it simply makes me a realist. So with the understood notion that we are in danger then it only stands to reason that we need to be prepared in the event of a disaster. So I have a stockpile of some very important survivalists tools and I wanted to take a few moments and share them with you.

My absolute, all time favorite survivalist tools are knives. I love knives. Some people will lean more towards guns but I have always like knives a little more. The main reason for this is that it is easier to carry a knife versus a gun and there are more ways to use a knife. A gun will simply fire a bullet and then it is over. A knife however will do much more. A knife can be used to stab an enemy, that much we know. But a knife can also be used to cut things such as string or rope. A knife can be used to skin animals. A knife can be used to start fires. A knife can be used to remove or install screws. A knife can be used to pry and it can be used to open. I love knives and I think you need to consider them as one of your favorite survivalist tools as well.

I also like hatchets as survivalist tools. The hatchet can be used in similar ways as a knife but it has a few advantages. The hatchet can be used to cut down trees to help make a shelter. The hatchet can also be used as a hammer since it has a blunt end on the opposite side of the shard blade. The hatchet is always a tool that I keep close by when I am camping. But it doesn’t stop there. I have one other survivalist tool that I need to share with you.

Perhaps the most overlooked of the survivalist tools is the fire starter. It seems that whenever this tool is shown on the television it is never working but that is only because the people are using it poorly. A good fire starter can be the difference between life and death and I would suggest that you learn how to use it quickly.

Reasons Why You Should Never Discuss Politics At Church

Just because you go to church with folks doesn’t mean that they have the same political beliefs as you. You may think that because you have the same religious beliefs that your political beliefs will match up as well but you might be wrong in that assumption. It’s best not to discuss your political beliefs at church because you may find that you have a mess on your hands before you even get started.

If you have friends at church it is likely that you already know their political beliefs but if you have acquaintances that you want to get to know better, it is best to keep your political beliefs to yourself at least until you become better friends. Once you become better friends it’s ok to talk about politics but I would suggest that you do that in the comfort of your own home or your friend’s home instead of talking about it at church.

You may find that even you and your pastor have different opinions when it comes to politics and it is my guess that you don’t want to get into a battle with your pastor over something so trivial. After all, God is in control and no matter what happens in the political world, He is going to take control and keep control of your life and everyone around you.

If you just can’t keep your mouth quite, then you may want to ask your church friends over for a “debate” at your house just for fun. You may find that you do all have the same opinions when it comes to politics and you can sit around and talk about how the other side is wrong.

Chris Christie Needs to Back Off My E-Cigarettes

Chris Christie is a politician that needs to get a clue. His most recent aggravating comment has really ticked me off. It has come to his attention that electronic cigarettes have drastically reduced the amount of revenue the state of New Jersey made from the sale of traditional cigarettes. Christie looked at the statistics, probably after drinking a few cocktails, and came up with a genius method for solving the problem. He decided that the lost revenue would be easily recouped by attached a sales tax to e-cigarettes.

I have several problems with Christie’s politics, but his proposal regarding e-cigarettes really aggravates me. For as long as I can remember, both state and Federal government have always claimed that the reason traditional cigarettes have always been so heavily taxed is because that tax money was being set aside to cover health bills that smokers accumulate during treatment of smoking related health problems. They swear that’s what the bulk of the revenue goes to.

As of right now, no one knows what the long term health effects using electronic cigarettes will have on the body, no one has been able to create a believable study and seen it through to its conclusion. The best way to do this will be exposing pigs, their physiology most closely resembles humans, to a reasonable amount of vapor juice and recording the results. The results would be accurate, but since the lifespan of a pig is about 12 years, it would be some time.

No matter what the results might be, I’m confident that long term exposure to e-cigarette vapor juice can’t be nearly as horrific as the results of a lifetime of smoking has been. Therefore, the government shouldn’t needs as much money to cover medical bills.

The problem with Christie’s proposal is that nothing was mentioned about setting the money aside to help cover the future medical bills of people who use e-cigarettes. He simply sees them as a good way to make up the New Jersey’s deficit.

Equally puzzling is the fact that he doesn’t seem to have a good plan for exactly how this tax will be enforced. The only thing he’s confident of is that the tax should be equal to the rate that New Jersey taxes a pack of cigarettes, which is currently $2.70. It seems to me that if you’re going to make a proposal calling for an item to be taxed, one should at least sit down and really think about the situation and come up with a workable suggestion for how the process will be completed, as opposed to making a suggestion, expecting it to become law, and assuming that someone else will work out all the details for them.

I do think that New Jersey needs to figure out a good way to close up the holes in their budget, but I don’t think taxing e-cigarettes is the solution.

Politics at Church Can Be Civil

Talking politics typically gets folks in an uproar. Most of the times at church folks try to avoid talking politics. I say that church is one of the best places to discuss politics because you are among fellow believers. I also believe that if you are a Christian and you stand for what God stands for it is likely that your political beliefs will be similar. By talking politics at church you can quickly find out who actually follows the word of God and who kind of just walks the line on the fence.

There is no need to get into an argument with those fence sitters by discussing politics at church. Why not take it as a time to discuss religion a bit deeper and find out just what it is that makes your church friend believe the way they do about politics. You may find that you are able to witness to your church going friend and teach him or her a thing or two about following God. Don’t turn it into an argument but talk in a loving and gentle manner to your friend about politics and it is likely that you and they may grow closer together in your friendship. Never be afraid to discuss politics at church because God would not want us to live in a spirit of fear.

Politics at church can be civil and they should be. Sometimes pastors will avoid the topic all together when it comes to preaching because they don’t want to offend anyone in the congregation. If you have a pastor like that, it is best for you to find another church to attend.

How To Avoid Discussing Politics

Politics these days can be quite the topic. Everyone has different opinions about it, typically strong opinions and sometimes even the best of friends can differ totally on their thoughts and beliefs when it comes to politics. I always say that it is best not to discuss politics if you want to stay close with your friends. Even family members can have differing opinions from you when it comes to politics so many times it is best to just avoid the subject all together. I know I have one aunt who voted for the current president so she and I don’t ever go there! I love her too much to tell her how wrong she is for voting him in.

One way that you can avoid discussing politics the next time someone brings up the conversation is to simply remove yourself from the area. You don’t have to stand there and listen and take part in the conversation if you don’t want to. If you want to make your thoughts known but don’t want to find out what others think about what you have to say, you can say it and then leave. I find that to be a great way to get the last word in without making anyone mad. You can make up a reason why you have to leave quickly and that way no one will be offended by your abrupt action.

Another way to avoid discussing politics is to let your friends and families know up front that you don’t like talking politics and that if they do it to please do it when you are not around. This way you are sure to avoid any conflict that may arise as a result of discussing politics.

Civil Liberty And The Second Amendment

The second Amendment to the United States Constitution is known for being a lightening rod of criticism. This particular amendment states that every United States citizen has the right to own a firearm. This particular amendment was placed in the constitution for the sole purpose of allowing the citizenry to not only defend itself and/or hunt, but it was also placed there as a safeguard against tyrannical government. In the eyes of the founding fathers the government that they were escaping was oppressive and brutal. They wanted to make sure that the people of the new country would be able to stop a government that was out of control. This is the framework for the second amendment and this is the argument that seems to draw the most criticism. The reason this amendment has become so controversial is because of the rash of public shootings. From massacres in Columbine, Newtown, and the recent Navy Yard Shooting, the media and many of their supporters are saying that access to guns needs to be lower.

However statistics are a funny thing. While people are entitled to their own statistics they are not entitled to their own facts. Facts seem to dictate that the majority of violent crimes committed in the United States are not done so with a fire arm. Instead, the most violent weapon in the United States is a hammer. Further, it has been argued by many that greater access to guns would deter criminals from committing these horrible acts of mass violence. If the public was armed to the teeth, what chance would an armed shooter have?

Rand Paul vs. The GOP

For those that are not aware, the term GOP stands for Grand Old Party. This is a term that is used to describe the Republican Party as a whole. Over the years the Republicans have fallen in and out of favor with the American people. For nearly 50 years the Democratic Party held the power in Washington D.C. and they were responsible for many of the decisions that came from the city. However in the 1995 election cycle the Republican Party roared back to life thanks to the contract with America that was put forth by Newt Gingrich. Since then the Republican Party has ruled the House and the Senate for a majority of the time. During that time the GOP presided over record budget deficits, several wars, and numerous scandals. This, in a nutshell, is why so many people are willing to ignore and write off the Republican Party.

There is however a chance that the Republican Party could be shifting. Some will argue that the party has continually shifted and is thus a similar version of the Democrats. However, recent polling and interviews suggest that there is a larger portion of the party supporters that are beginning to align with the more libertarian aspect of the party. For many years Ron Paul, the congressman from Texas, championed the Libertarian movement. Since his retirement from congress his son has taken over that position. Rand Paul is a proud supporter of personal liberty and freedom. He holds many beliefs that identify with the Libertarians, and he has become an outspoken critic of the current regime under President Barack Obama.

The Battle For Syria

Over the past 30 months there has been an incredible amount of information put forth making the case that Syria is a nation embroiled in a civil war. The president of the country of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, has been accused of killing his own people, downplaying the opposition, ignoring the cries of his own people, torture, corruption, and many other things. These crimes against his on countrymen and women have been chronicled and the mainstream news outlets have reported them widely. However, in the overflow of information that has taken place, some people have articulated that the Untied States needs to become involved in the conflict. Some of these people include former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsay Graham, as well as countless others. They argue that the Syrian conflict is a matter of national security to the United States and that we must intervene.

Over the past 2 months the president of the United States, Barack Obama, has begun to make the case that the United States must attack Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons. The president has thus reversed his course and changed his position. During the 2012 Presidential election, Mitt Romney repeatedly said that the rebel groups in Syria needed to be armed and supported by the U.S.A. Obama said that was foolish and that we would be supporting Al-Qaeda linked groups. Now the president has changed course, yet again, and is avowing support for the rebel groups. Why? What has changed? Why must we now arm a group of people that hate us? What is the end game and who is going to profit from yet another war in the Middle East?

The Republican Battle For The Whitehouse

The potential nominees for President, among the Democrat populace, have already been named and rumored in some aspect. The next question that must be answered is who has a chance among the republicans? Since 2008 a democrat has owned the office of president. In that time the democrats have controlled the U.S. Senate. Republicans have controlled the House of Representatives since the 2010 midterm elections. It was during this midterm election that many began to question the electability of the current President. Time told the story and the President won rather convincingly. So who, among the Republicans, has a chance to win the 2016 nominee for President? This is a tough answer to articulate simply because the Republican party is going through a metamorphosis. There is an emerging sect of republicans that are moving away from the traditional republican norms and they are becoming known more for their Libertarian stances.

Among the Republicans that could enter the 2016 Presidential race, several are names you have heard before. Jeb Bush, the son of George H.W. Bush, and the brother of George W. Bush, could enter the race. Some have suggested that even Rudolph Giuliani could enter the race. Names like Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, and Mitt Romney will not be heard again. Paul Ryan is a possible candidate but he will face much blowback from his time as the running mate of Mitt Romney. Another name to keep in mind is Mike Lee. Perhaps the biggest threat to the republican brand, and perhaps the most dangerous candidate for the democrats, is Rand Paul. Paul is the son of Ron Paul and he has dramatic libertarian views that could be ideal for many voters.