Earlier today I was asked a few questions that caused me to stop and think about the political climate that we are coping with here in the United States. It makes me wonder if the government is truly acting in the interests of WE the people as a whole, or doing what they can to produce the votes that will keep them in office. I thought the questions were worth posting here.
1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a FEW lunatics.
2. We constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.
3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, eliminating pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments to illegal aliens. This is what illegal’s receive monthly: $1500.00 per child, $500 for housing, Food Stamps, Free education including college and the right to vote.
John Kerry: Global warming is “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
Yes, Mr. Kerry (“our” Secretary of State) just said that last week. That means you, dear reader, exhaling CO2, are a “terrorist.” You had better keep an eye on that Agenda 21 drone hovering outside your window! And now, presumably even the most mindless “Yes we can” chanter now knows there has been ZERO global warming since 1998 (well, I can dream, can’t I?).
Maybe Kerry should go back to traveling on his wife’s private jet, called the “Flying Squirrel” (just google “Kerry Flying Squirrel” to get your own details), sailing his 76’, $7 million dollar yacht, the Isabel, which he docked in R.I. a few years back to save $500,000 in taxes rather than by docking in his home state of Taxachussets. At least he is less of a hypocrite than fellow leftist zillionaire John Travolta who owns FIVE airplanes, and has his own private airport…. but then, what else to do you expect from Hollywierd Learjet leftist?)
Or perhaps Kerry could go back to one of his mansions. A few years ago (this may have changed now, as well as valuations) his digs included:
Boston: A five-story, 12-room Beacon Hill townhouse that serves as Kerry’s main residence. Assessed value: $6.9 million.
Nantucket, Mass.: A three-story, five-bedroom waterfront retreat on Brant Point. Assessed value: $9.18 million.
Washington, D.C.: A 23-room townhouse in Georgetown. Proposed 2005 assessment: $4.7 million.
Ketchum, Idaho: A ski getaway converted from a reassembled barn near Sun Valley. Assessed value: $4.916 million. Heinz Kerry owns two adjoining lots valued at $1.5 million and $1.8 million.
Fox Chapel, Pa.: A nine-room colonial on nearly 90 acres in suburban Pittsburgh. The property also includes a nine-room, carriage house. Assessed value: $3.7 million.
Make sure to check out the leftist website Snopes for additional details about the properties, where they try to justify it by saying that Kerry, himself, doesn’t really own all of them, as his prenup with his fellow zillionaire leftist wife means that he doesn’t legally own them (never mind the fact that these two leftist darlings have all this for, well… just two people!).
To consume as much electrical power as do the Kerry-Heinz mansions, the two largest of the five – in Pennsylvania and Idaho – are in cold climates and presumably need to be kept above 55F (and probably much more) for at least six months out of the year. With a combined estimated 110,000 square feet under roof, this takes as much energy as is required by a small American village of approximately 200 persons – for basically TWO people. Where is the radical leftist outrage at this wanton expenditure of the earth’s non-renewable resources for two people? Before he bought the Isabel, he tooled around Nantucket Sound in a 42 ft luxury powerboat he called the Scaramouche, of which the no-frills model starts at $695,000, which he reportedly bought factory fresh, for cash. But then, he NEEDS this massive amount of fuel to get our leftist darling from event to event in a manner in which he doesn’t have to mix with us poor, unwashed masses.
And in case you were wondering about Kerry’s recent trips he made to discuss global warming, Jim Geraghty of National Review Online helpfully pointed out that flying first class from Washington to Seoul to Beijing to Jakarta to Abu Dhabi and then back to Washington runs up roughly 12.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to CarbonFootprint.com, which uses data from the EPA and Department of Energy. In comparison, the average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide in a year. So in one week, just from flying from meeting to meeting, Kerry generated about two-thirds the carbon output of the average American in one year.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE: I am now convinced that “WE” must be the problem. Never mind that the polar ice is doing just fine. I would like to extend a special thank you to Jim for sending this information my way.
Thank you to J.V. for this great piece of satire that highlights the current political climate of the U.S.S.A.
Late Breaking Gun Control Amendment Annouced Over Weekend
In a late-breaking story over the weekend, Sen. Chuck Scheamer (Communist-NY) announced the latest addition to his gun control amendment, called the “Let’s Use the Kids as a Propaganda Stage Props to Destroy the 2nd Amendment.” While commenting during the press announcement that “You’ll have to pass the bill to find out what is in it,” the 8,497 page amendment – drafted by the Young Pol Pots of America Organization, a division of BowelMoveOn.org – did indicate that one significant section of the bill will include the “Running with Scissors” provision (Section 9,834b, Part 835, Subsection 998, Sub-Sub Section 89b34c2).
Addressing lamestream reports Tuesday, Sen. Scheamer, flanked by a cadre of 9 year olds dressed in Hugo Chavez red, stated:
It is high time we stopped the carnage in our schools caused by kids running with scissors. And we must also outlaw all scissors even with rounded edges as well, simply because the sharp cutting edges could also injure someone. My legislation will mandate 10 – 20 years in Leavenworth for any child caught coming to school with any pair of scissors or other cutting equipment. In keeping with precedent, we have, however, made an exception for children of cronies such as “The Don” Corzine, owners of Solyndra, and similar.
This bill is expected to contain similar language to the “Let’s Jail the 9 Yr. Old Girls Selling Lemonade on Street Corners” bill, passed last year by the Socialist Workers’ Dystopia of Kalifornia.
Additionally, representatives inside the Scheamer camp, speaking off the record, indicated that a subsequent bill, the “5 Year Olds Eating Paste Bill” – designed to criminalize more children – is expected to pass the Democrud Senate National Security subcommittee shortly as well. Dept. of Homeland Security czar Jannut Mussolini-Napolitana indicated a “paste detection system,” manned by the TSA, and created by ObummerCronies Inc., should be in all schools by start of school year, 2014.
Who wants $500??? In today’s economy it would be hard to find someone that would say no to that offer, and that is exactly what the state of New York is banking on. A memorandum from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services that was recently leaked, outlines a new program that would reward snitches with $500 cash for informing on anyone who possesses an “illegal” firearm according to the newly passed SAFE Act. The Facebook page of the Troy Record states that,
NY State has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip then contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500.
It almost seems as if this campaign borrows a page from the Department of Homeland Security’s, “See Something, Say Something” propaganda machine. Now you won’t just have to worry about your government coming after you, but your neighbors and friends too.
Other sources have reported:
WRGB in Albany has a breaking news story posted to their Facebook page, claiming that the state of New York is offering up bribes for people to rat out those possessing illegal firearms – an interesting development considering the adoption of the new anti-Second Amendment SAFE Act legislation. In other words, a firearm that may have been obtained legally could become illegal under the SAFE Act, and anybody who knows you possess said firearm can report you and earn themselves a cool $500.
In addition to the Facebook page, Pat Bailey, a reporter from at CBS 6 in Albany, tweeted that he has a letter from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services explaining the reward program. According to Bailey, the Governor’s Office is claiming that the program is well over a year old. But the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association says that if that is accurate, “it was a well kept secret”.
*Many thanks to J.V. for contributing this information. Source of original article: menrec.com.
I wholeheartedly believe that history does repeat itself. The only way to prevent this is to alter the course of current events. As it was once said…
If you have doubts, consider this account as it appeared on the Facebook page of ReadyAim Bid.com:
For anyone who doesn’t think that their guns will be next, and that it’s okay for those evil, black “assault rifles” and “95 round clips” that just inflict maximum damage and are designed solely for killing to be banned, here’s a story for you. After World War II, a writer came up to an educated German priest who had spent the end of the war in a death camp but managed to survive, “How could your people have let this happen”?
The man said, “When they came around in 1934 and rounded up the guns and radios with short-wave capability to get international broadcasts, I didn’t complain–I had neither. When they came around in 1936 and rounded up the Jews, I didn’t complain, we’d all been told the Jews were the cause of economic collapse after the first war. When they came around and gathered up the handicapped, Jesuits, homosexuals and intellectuals in 1940, I even agreed with much of what they said. After they banned the Catholic church in 1941 it started to hit close to home. Finally when they came around for me in 1944 it was too late”.
Any of you who have a gun of ANY kind and you want to keep it: if you don’t stand up for people with “assault rifles”, just like in Britain now, there will come a day when you have to get your weapon checked out from the police station on certain days. As the minutemen said, “If we don’t hang together, we all hang separately”.
I do not know if this is true or not. But even if it is just a story, there is a lesson to be learned here.
Will you be a part of the change? Or will you wait until they come for you or your guns?
Vice President Joe Biden claims to be a good shot with his over and under Beretta shotgun but I don’t know about his claim that a shotgun would keep someone a lot safer than an “assault weapon.” After all, as Joe himself says, “It’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun. So, if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells.” As it turns out, it is all political manure spewing from the man’s mouth to avoid answering the question of what he would say to the Americans who claim that he is trying to impede on their 2nd Amendment rights and ability to defend themselves. So…being a straight shooter, Joe just tells us how it is and points out that anyone trying to protect their home has a much better chance of doing so with two shells full of #6 shot versus 30 rounds of 5.56mm NATO. It is no wonder there is a push to ban “assault weapons” by the government. The POTUS and Vice POTUS are just trying to make sure we have the tools to best protect ourselves! Check it out:
Today is another inspiration from Patrick Heller of Liberty Coin Service as he addresses the issue of who truly benefits from the actions of federal government of the United States. I cannot hope to say it as good as he does so I will let him do the talking. Here is the link to the audio:
Watch out for Julia! She will cost you a ton of money although you won’t know it by looking at her. She is a sweet looking girl, rather shy actually but very smart and she loves her government! Why does she love her government so much you ask? Because her government makes it so that she does not have to do anything for herself. The current administration in The White House will set it up for her so that she has no worries. OH! Evidently the power that IS, apparently plans on being around for not only a second term but for decades to come because like a loving dictator, he has planned out the rest of Julia’s life. There are many aspects of “The Life of Julia” that seem way out there and downright spooky to me but I don’t think that I could summarize any better than some of the writers that I have linked to below. Check out Julia and see what you think of her yourself.
Have you ever been disgusted with a politician? Perhaps a better question would be whether or not there has ever been a politician that you have been satisfied with? It certainly is not difficult to complain about the political climate in our country and what impact it may have on the economy, unemployment rates, or even the validity of climate change. Some say it is the Democrats fault. Some say that it is the Republicans fault. Others say that it is the fault of those who refuse to pick sides and linger in “no man’s land.” I want you all to know that it is everyone’s fault! We are failing as a country for many reasons but the lack of involvement by American citizens is killing us and the root cause could be argued to be the voter turn out in America.
It is no secret that 2012 is an election year and there is plenty of attention on the upcoming elections. There is also plenty of attention on the fact that the percentage of Americans that are eligible to vote compared to those that actually do vote in elections is a disturbing ratio. Major issues that result from the above mentioned scenarios:
Major Issue #1 – Failure to exercise a right usually will result in the loss of the same right.
Major Issue #2 – As the cartoon above demonstrates, those that don’t vote are often the ones that complain the loudest.
Major Issue #3 – Many think that their vote does not count. Wrong! The fact of the matter is that if everyone that could vote, did vote, the results would likely be different. Oh yeah! The elected representatives would also probably feel accountable to the American people!
Major Issue #4 – Do you expect a career politician to make the hard decisions that need to be made to get America back on track? The reasonable answer would be…NO! A career politician only cares about their career. Record voter turn out will shake things up and get America’s political ship turned back around.
Major Issue #5 – The partisan political system only breeds bickering between the different parties and creates more problems than solutions. Therefore, POLITICAL PARTY DOES NOT MATTER!!!
Major Issue #6 – Americans have the right to vote and have had this right for decades. I have been to Iraq three times and seen the citizens there risk their lives to participate in the elections that have been held. Why do we not have this same level of pride in our own country?
There is at least a bajillionzillion other reasons that the political system in America could use some tweaking but lack of participation is the #1 problem. Get out and vote!
I don’t know about how all of you are feeling these days about the political situation in these United States of America but I am worried. I am worried about what the future holds. I am worried about what my kids and grandkids will be forced to deal with some day. Most of all I am worried that we can’t continue to be the great country that we are if things do not get turned around. So here is the top ten reasons that I could think of to fire 99% of America’s politicians:
2. The Economy – The economic situation is in the crapper and the clowns on Capitol Hill are fixing it by continually voting to raise the debt ceiling. Really?!?! How is taking on more debt going to make the economy better? Everyone that manages or even halfway tries to manage their personal finances knows that you can’t make any forward progress with debt by taking on any more.
3. Unemployment – The Recovery and Reinvestment of 2009 has yet to lead the nation on any road to recovery and the jobs just aren’t there. Just ask that shift manager at McDonald’s that is hoping to pick up an extra shift because he still owes $80,000 on his school loans. And since everyone working for minimum wage has a college degree, guess where everyone else is working? They are not! We can also add the fact that the President is having U.S., job producing companies like Gibson guitars raided and shut down while he tries to distract the American people with some Presidential prestidigitation to keep our eyes off of what is really going on.
4. Taxes – These days taxes seem to be the answer for everything. Municipalities don’t have enough money? Raise taxes or institute new ones! The government spends our tax dollars to subsidize the corn farmers, then the corn gets turned into corn syrup, and the government wants to tax us on drinks like soda that contain these same corn sugars! Why is our government spending our tax dollars to subsidize things that they want to tax us on? Or why is the ammunition tax included in the price of ammunition which I have to pay tax on? This is paying taxes on taxes and it is ok because the government is driving the train!
5. Gas Prices - I am thinking this one is self-explanatory but it kind of comes down to the fact that we are still depending on oil from countries that we are only friendly with because we need their oil. There is oil under our country and if oil is not the answer then we need to figure out what the answer is going to be.
6. Eliminating Freedom – The government is stripping away our freedoms more and more every day. This is evidenced by actions such as those taken by the VIPR teams that are acting in America’s “best interests” by pulling over families randomly as they travel on the interstate system.
7. Vanishing Liberties – Anybody flown lately? I don’t think that I should have to be scanned or groped so that I can go visit someone or some place. The DHS and TSA is not making significant strides in securing our country but they are making significant strides in keeping law-abiding citizens from being able to enjoy our existence.
8. Lobbyists - There are over 12,000 lobbyists in Washington, D.C. that are there to persuade our “representatives” to spend tax dollars on special interests that include weapon systems, healthcare, defending tobacco use, and what color Rihanna should dye her hair next, but why is there no one standing up for the American people? If politicians don’t kick the lobbyists out of Washington, then the politicians should be kicked out of Washington!
9. Entitlements – Just because someone gets elected to be a civil servant does not mean that this same person should be entitled to things like insider trading and defense contracts as they are on their way out the door. If it is illegal for everyone else then it should be illegal for everyone…period!
Just to add one bonus point…there should be strict term limits. The political system in our country was not established to be a career for someone. It is a public service. When the country started, politicians were summoned from their regular jobs to go to Congress. It should still be the same way.
I was a little stunned to say the least recently when I read the news on Bloomberg and found an article about the collection practices being used by the U.S. Government to go after those that have defaulted on their federal student loans. Currently there is over $67 Billion in defaulted federal education loans in America. This is obviously outrageous. I see it as yet another indicator of the total lack of our government’s ability to operate within reality. I only wish this was the worst part of it all. In this particular article, it mentions that one of the companies that the Obama Administration has contracted to collect this debt is Sallie Mae who has been engaging in illegal debt collection practices on behalf of Uncle Sam.
The contractors that are violating federal law on behalf of the federal government are receiving commissions of approximately $1,000,000,000 per year to top it all off! Some of the practices that are being used include bullying people under the guise of the fact that it is the government that they owe the money to and they do not want to see what will happen if they do not pay. One person that said they were bullied into having their payment directly drafted out of their pay check is disabled and would have been able to pay one sixth of what the contractor coerced him into having taken out of his check under the newest Obama Administration rules. Why would this happen you say? Oh, I know! It is because we can say we represent the government and force you to pay more so that we can get a larger commission.
You know what else gets my goose? Why is it ok for there to be that much money in default that the government gave to kids just because they wanted to go to school? Why is there not a qualification process to borrow that much money? I can’t even borrow $500 at Best Buy to get a new TV without having my credit run but if I want $80,000 for school it is no big deal. What sense does that make? There is no evaluation of whether the student will ever even be able to pay back the money they are borrowing or if they are getting their education in a field that will even have a job for them by the time that they graduate. The entire thing is insane if you ask me.
I just can’t remember why our country is in such bad shape right now…
I have no idea if this is a true account or just a story but either way there is plenty of truth in it. There is no good that comes of the Socialist approach in the account below and there will be no good that will come of allowing the government to continue down their current course. The following account came off of Facebook from a friend of mine.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s 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 Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
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. As the tests proceeded, 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.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED 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. It could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
So I was surprised to learn today that some of the wonderful elected officials in our country actually think it is a good idea to trade resident status in our country for a small investment. It seems as though Sens. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R., Utah), proposed a piece of legislation that would allow foreigners to earn a resident visa for investing $500,000 in American real estate. The broad strokes can be viewed in the Wall Street Journal article. Read the article just so you know what the circus on Capitol Hill is up to. If you care for OUR country even a little bit, keep an eye on these clowns before they are able to sell any of it. If for some reason this legislation does go somewhere make sure to write, call, email, or send smoke signals to your elected representatives and tell them they will be fired if they support such lunacy. Do our lawmakers not realize that the people that we do not want in America more than anything are going to be the ones that can afford to spend half a million dollars to infiltrate the U.S.? I just wish that I was surprised.