Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
This law came about because of a "creative interpretation" of the 14th Amendment which was originally intended to make sure that children born of slaves would have all the rights of U.S. citizens. Over the years, and as happens to so many things in the Constitution when a court or politician gets involved, protection for children born of illegals mysteriously appeared in the Amendment. At least to those on the Left. It's an automatic (and free) E-Ticket to all that America has to offer. I know of no other country that gives so much to those who break it's laws by entering illegally and draining it of it's resources.
Today, according to the MSM and those on the Left, there are about 11 million illegals here who came from Mexico and points south. In reality, that number is over 30 million, with thousands more coming in every month. And in spite of what we're told, no one here has a clue as to where they really come from. (middle easterners have been caught coming in disguised as Mexicans)
Suppose a group of people broke into your home, made themselves comfortable, and demanded that you feed them, clothe them, educate them, and care for their medical needs? Oh, and if one of them gave birth while in your home, it automatically became their home. What would you do?
I blame George Bush.
Thus far this morning, I've seen story after story about rain and mudslides in L.A., and blizzards in Denver, Chicago, Cleveland and the coming blizzard, as much as 6" to 10" in NYC, Boston and maybe "...as far SOUTH as" Philly.
As far south as Philly? Since when is Philadelphia SOUTH? Oh, when you live in NYC it is, I forgot. Oh, and BTW, it snowed in NC and SE Virginia about 2" to 10", they said in passing.
Well, I'd like to write an Open Letter to the (typically ignorant, NYC, L.A., big city ONLY conscious) weather reporters of America. Here goes...
Dear Weather Reporting Jerks of 'merica,
my name is Schteveo. I live in a small town in Johnson County, NC. At midnight last night I had ZERO snow in my yard. At 8 o'clock this morning, I had 8" of snow in my yard. It's 29 degrees outside, the wind is gusting to 20 mph, and the power keeps going out. It's still snowing, the roads are impassable and may be for several days.
If 8" to 10" of snow in the Northeast is a blizzard, a place that sees snow near that level almost yearly, without doubt...WTF do you think the SAME fucking conditions constitute in places that go YEARS without ANY snow?!!
I know it's hard to see the parallel when you see the world with your eyes covered by your own anal sphincter, but once in a while, come out for air, and look around, the world is a varied and wonderful place, but one man's blizzard, is still another man's blizzard!! BLIZZARD is a static term, within reason.
Snowed in Schteveo
It could be several days before I can get to the grocery store, anybody got a good recipe for Miniature Schnauzer?
Friday, December 24, 2010
This is from USS Kearsarge. They left a month early, to go help the Pakistanis after flooding over there last summer. And, recently, they got the word they they've been extended for 6 to 8 weeks.
How many of us go to work a MONTH early, work for 114 DAYS without a day off, stay at work two MONTHS over, all without going home EVER and then have the intestinal fortitude to send this e-mail? And I'm sure this wasn't the only one sent like this to reassure us HERE, that they do "it" for a reason.
Merry Christmas folks, from the entire Shteveo Family.
24 Dec, 0805 (EST +9)
Not that I don’t think about you guys every day, but you understand why I do so more this time of year.
We recently left port after spending 114 days underway. It wasn’t the best port, but I got a couple of good meals and an honest to goodness weekend OFF! I think I’m good to go for quite a while, now.
I got out of my rack this morning, thinking about my fellow service members. Whether they are at sea, on the ground or in the air, we all feel the NEED to be where we are. There are MANY other places we all want to be, but personally, I know where I’m needed. There’s not a one of you that doesn’t understand how another sacrificing for you, can make a difference.
Do me one favor, when you think of me today or the next week, remember that I WANT to be here, so that YOU can be THERE.
I’ve got the watch. Sleep well and Merry Christmas.
Father, husband, son, cousin, friend and shipmate,
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Is it me, or is my memory clear on this worm changing parties a few years back to change the balance of voting power and committee assignments in the Senate? And the Judiciary Committee is just ONE of those committees!!
Specter was, is and will always be a politically opportunistic asshole. He's simply trying to set the path for his future. He'll show up next year as a Reformer for Better Government.
And there are enough stupid jerks in America that some of them will really buy it.
Rep Keith Ellison (Muslim) from MN, has decided that God willing someday we won't need borders. I'm for that NOW. But I think we should go a different way from what Mr. Ellison thinks.
If we're doing away with borders and differences, let's knock down all the state borders, and just be like Texas and we can use Texas Laws!!
I'm betting Mr. Ellison won't be that crazy about MY no borders policy!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Federal telecommunications regulators approved new rules Tuesday that would for the first time give the federal government formal authority to regulate Internet traffic, although how much or for how long remained unclear.
Uh, just how is it that REGULATORS of anything GIVE the GOVERNMENT the power to do ANYTHING??!!! I was under (the mad) misconception that we were governed under laws passed by elected officials. Hell, even the EPA falls back on The Clean Air / Water Act(s) to swing their weight around.
This, my friends, is a bunch of shit, and while I still can, I am saying so!!
Crazier still was the banner for this story.
FCC Gives Government Power to Regulate Web Traffic
Again, how does that equate to you!? I must be in an alternate universe, where Superman is evil, and BK sells Big Macs!
"The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.
Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few short years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities totally uninhabitable."
Oops! Never mind. This report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the Associated Press and published in the Washington Post - 88 years ago!
AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST AD
AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST PERSONALS AD
To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.
Date: 2009-05-27, 1 :43 a.m. E.S.T.
I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.
First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ...... isn't it?!
I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].
After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as those of four other people in the gas station, -- on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful!
I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]
I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.
Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what 's going on with that? Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target.
The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).
;In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... but I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career path you've chosen to pursue in life. Remember, next time you might not be so lucky.Have a good day!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Venezuela assembly gives Chavez decree powers
* Socialist president given powers for 18 months
* Parliament also passed tough new banking rules (Adds details, background)
Venezuela's parliament gave President Hugo Chavez decree powers for 18 months on Friday, outraging opposition parties that accused him of turning South America's biggest oil producer into a dictatorship.
The move consolidated the firebrand socialist leader's hold on power after nearly 12 years in office, and raised the prospect of a fresh wave of nationalizations as the former paratrooper seeks to entrench his self-styled "revolution."
Chavez had asked for the fast-track powers for one year, saying he needed them to deal with a national emergency caused by floods that drove nearly 140,000 people from their homes.
But the Assembly, which is dominated by loyalists from his Socialist Party, decided to extend them for a year and a half.
That means the president can rule by decree until mid-2012, and can keep opposition parties out of the legislative process until his re-election campaign is well under way for Venezuela's next presidential vote in December of that year.
The president of parliament, Cilia Flores, said lawmakers must heed the appeals of families afflicted by the floods.
"It is raised to 18 months at the proposal of those immediately affected, the same people who are there relying on Comandante Chavez," she told the Assembly.
"So that they can have their streets, their highways, public services, electricity, everything to live in dignity, we are going to hear these proposals and concerns."
The vote was part of a legislative onslaught to push through bills before a new National Assembly is seated on Jan. 5. Earlier on Friday, parliament passed a law making it easier for the government to nationalize banks and trim their profits.
That, my friends, is US if the election hadn't knocked the wheels off Obama's little red wagon. Chavez is just like Obama, only shorter, without the tan. And skin color aside, scratch either one, they're RED underneath. right down to their bones.
I feel for the people of Venezuela, especially because they aren't as armed as we are. That will make their revolution back to democracy all that much harder. And is it me, or all those things the gub'ment of Venezuela is 'giving' the people, the same kinds of things promised by Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, et al? Here's my question.
Just how many people will Hugo Chavez have to murder to get the streets paved and the lights kept on?! Some millions is my estimate. History usually tallies them by the million, so shall I.
The law of unintended consequences bites us in the ass...again.
13.4 million may owe taxes; ‘Making Work Pay’ tax credit withholding error
As the Senate and House hash out the details of the Bush tax cuts and the extension of unemployment benefits the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George released a statement today stating that 13.4 million may owe unexpected taxes. According to an audit report first filed in November 2009, here: TIGTA Audit President Obama’s “Making Work Pay” tax credit was supposed to allow individuals and couples greater take home pay by reducing the amount of taxes withheld from their pay checks. There was a $400.00 cap for individuals and an $800.00 cap for married couples which filed jointly. The audit completed by the TIGTA states that 13.4 million people failed to have enough taxes taken out of their paychecks, making them vulnerable to owing more in taxes. The “Making Work Pay” tax credit expires on January 1, 2011.
J. Russell George released a statement through the TIGTA site. He said, “The Making Work Pay Credit is a key tax credit designed to increase spending and stimulate the economy, however, many taxpayers who are accustomed to receiving refunds when they file their tax returns may have owed taxes and incurred penalties in 2009 and may yet again in 2010 because they were advanced more of the credit than they were entitled to claim.”
Mr. George continued with his statement, “My office issued a report in November 2009 warning of this possibility and encouraging the IRS to increase outreach and waive penalties for taxpayers who may be negatively affected by the credit. We still believe further actions are needed to ensure no taxpayer is unfairly penalized.”
Non-working, non-counting, inept Idiots. That's the best thing I can imagine to call the clowns who thought this up. First off, who the hell really thought that Joe Average, with a house payment, a working wife, two cars, 2.3 kids and a dog named 'Bob', was going to prosper off a louse sixteen f^%*ing dollars a week?! Secondly, WTF did Bob and his wife do to deserve these idiots? They must be swing voters!!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
It seems all the former shoe salesmen, waitresses, waiters, and hat-check girls, who got lucky and are now "celebrities" are turning on The One! That's right. After having raised hundreds-of-millions for his election, campaigning all over the place for him, the Marxist-in-Chief has left them wanting, and badly. Only now do these irrelevant losers realize he was totally unqualified to sit in the Oval Office in the first place, something that didn't bother them at all. And only now does it dawn on them that all their money, time, effort, support, and adoration, was perhaps wasted on this young neighborhood agitator. Wow! I for one am totally surprised by all these famous commies turning on their half-black idol.
Of course, it's not because he's totally unqualified for the job. It's not because he's a pathological liar. Nor is it because he's basically a racist. What's got their panties in a knot is the fact that even this outright Marxist isn't far enough to the left to make them happy, something he promised to do while gathering up all their cash. They're not happy that Obummer has been forced to move to the political center, or at least create the illusion that he is. He is a hard-core Marxist and will never be anything else, but he's also very ambitious and wants to get re-elected. He knows his fat-assed wife won't be happy if she has to give up those $200K-per-day vacations with her mom and all their friends, and go back to eating at KFC. IMO, it's really killing Obummer to start acting like a moderate, and especially having to finally sit and talk with Republicans. But his ambition is stronger than his ideology, so he'll do whatever it takes to stay in power.
So if Obummer keeps making deals with the Repubs, and continues talking down to the Leftist elites of Commiewood, who will get their support in 2012? Obviously, it would have to be someone even further to the Left than Barry, and someone who shares their ultra-leftist mentality. Hmm, let's see. I've got it. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, GEORGE SOROS...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Well, it seems someone has now revised the "holiday" of Festivus. And could you think of a more appropriate place than Mexifornia? What is truly crazy about this story is not that some nitwit would use this fake holiday, but that an even bigger nitwit, a PC'ized Mexifornia bureaucrat, would take it seriously! It actually took a court order to stop it. Yes, reality can be stranger, and funnier, than fiction...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce.... I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.
We'll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).
We'll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, and Wall Street. You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .
You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.
We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.
We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.
You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.
We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.
We'll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.
Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you Answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
John J. Wall
Law Student and an American
P. S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Barbara Streisand, & Jane Fonda with you.
P. S. S. And you won't have to press 1 for English when you call our country.
There is not a word I can think to add.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Galveston, state officials ask Supreme Court to reconsider beach ruling
1. Knowingly building a house in a ‘flood zone’ (per se), then asking for other people’s money to rebuild after the flood?
2. The “public” (government) failing to maintaining a public right-of-way which costs the property owner his rights?
Are they really spending money to maintain private property, or are they spending money to maintain a public easement?
While most of us are distracted by things our government does, such as gathering pieces of information about us, we are usually oblivious to the fact that private companies are routinely compiling more information about us than the govt. ever could, or would. And when these invasions of our privacy are brought to our attention, why is it only the govt. that bears the brunt of our anger?
Today, we are all the victims of an out-of-control advertising industry. Not one of us is safe from this juggernaut which sees our desire for privacy as nothing more than an insignificant and minor detail that gets swept aside by their insatiable greed. We have reached the point where it's no longer possible to look at, or listen to something without being exposed to some type of commercial message, be it direct, indirect, or subliminal. Many cable TV channels now contain more commercials than actual programming! (ie. Fox) All of these commercial messages are being force-fed to us by the same industry that is violating our right to privacy on a massive scale. What we say, what we do, and even what we think, is being tracked. And yes, that includes right here at Annies! (google) As for our computers, one gets the impression they were invented simply to give our private info to the whole world without our consent or even our knowledge. The more safeguards (ie. spam-ware, etc.) we install on our computers, the less effective they seem to be.
So, do we mind this invasion, or have we become so numb to it that we don't even notice any more? Personally, i mind it very much, especially when i find 3 or 4 pounds of catalogs in my mail box every day, (from companies i've never dealt with) and triple that around holiday time. I also mind not being able to watch a TV program without constant interruptions, but that's just me. Are we being overpowered by technology and greed, so much so, that our privacy is no longer relevant?
Friday, December 10, 2010
Let's put seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes. This would correct two things in one motion:
Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
They would receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs, etc.
They would receive money instead of having to pay it out.
They would have constant video monitoring, so they would be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance.
Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
A guard would check on them every 20 minutes.
All meals and snacks would be brought to them
They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
They would have access to a library, weight/fitness room, spiritual counseling, a pool and education...and free admission to in-house concerts by nationally recognized entertainment artists.
Simple clothing - ie., shoes, slippers, pj's - and legal aid would be free, upon request.
There would be private, secure rooms provided for all with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens.
Each senior would have a P.C., T.V., phone and radio in their room at no cost.
They would receive daily phone calls.
There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints and the ACLU would fight for their rights and protection.
The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to, with attorneys available, at no charge to protect the seniors and their families from abuse or neglect.
They would receive cold food.
They would be left alone and unsupervised.
They would receive showers once a week. They would live in tiny rooms, for which they would have to pay $5,000 per month.
They would have no hope of ever getting out.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
After two years in office, and a hundred trips abroad, the only thing Obummer has shown the world is his willingness to bow to just about everyone he meets, like a house-boy on an old Georgia plantation. The world has also seen how easy it is for foreign leaders to make a fool of him due to his complete lack of experience with, and knowledge of, international diplomacy. What message does this send to our many enemies? In a word, WEAKNESS! And when you're surrounded by vicious predators, "any" sign of weakness will embolden them and make them more aggressive, as this article proves. They will test your strength and resolve, which is exactly what Iran, Russia, and N. Korea (and others) have been doing. And what response have they seen from us? None!
This is a very dangerous game. Our enemies know that our military is worn-out and stretched paper-thin fighting two totally unnecessary wars. They also know that we're led by an idiot who has no clue about what's going on outside of DC, and only cares about giving the nations wealth to 13% of it's population. To a predator, that's like ringing the dinner bell...
Did HE do THAAATT!!?? Yes he did Steve.
Threat of 'Urkel' solves sagging pants problem
A middle school in Tennessee has had enough with the saggy drawers. Teachers there are telling kids with baggy pants to pull them up, or get "Urkeled."
Westside Middle School Principal Bobby White tells TV station WMC the idea is to fight pop culture with pop culture. If boys emulate rappers by letting their pants droop, teachers cinch up their pants using zip ties - sometimes to their armpits.
"Everybody who possibly needed to be Urkeled, they were Urkeled," White said. .
The new policy seems to be working at Westside. Teacher Shaka Greene 'Urkeled' up to 80 students a week when the policy first took effect. After five weeks, that number was down to 18 - an 80 percent drop.
This is the funniest thing I've heard in weeks and it's way over do.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
(I plagiarized that from a blogger @ Moonbattery.com)
Check out the latest liberal-panties-in-a-bunch caused by Sarah Palin nailing a caribou on her latest episode on TLC:
Many of the same people who object to hunting would have no problem killing their neighbor for a can of corn if they were hungry enough. Those would be the folks who believe meat and potatoes originate in the local Piggly-Wiggly.
I stand in amazement of the liberals' depth of hate for S.P.
It's probably because she has more bullets in her gun vault than they do.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts
Although I'm glad Mr. Ospenda did this, he STILL doesn't get that he is ONLY in control of ONE BRANCH of our triune based government. This time he bypassed HIS supporters in the two houses of Congress and just "decided" to go with extending the tax levels we now have.
What concerns me is his ongoing image of the power of that office as that of a King, or worse still, a Fuhrer. He just does NOT get it, and it scares the eee-mortal shit out of me how he arrives at decisions and here's why.
IF he turns his back on HIS supporters and his ideals for political expediency like this, how quickly would he sell the COUNTRY down the river to save his own ass?
"Mr. Obama, we the leaders of the Taliban and Al Queda have planted bombs and germ weapons in 200 places throughout the country. 50 are planted near the White House and your daughter's schools!! Unless you turn over The Great Satan to The Prophet's Love and Protection, we will set off the devices. Allah hu Akbar!!!"
He'd cave in 2.2 seconds without confab or discussion. That's what he did on this and it was INSIDE the country with little to no pressure or discussion that I am aware of! He caved on his basic ideals of income redistribution, one of the driving forces of his life and career, because he was taking public heat from 6 Senators, 50 Congressman and FOX News!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
It's no secret that the insatiably greedy crooks in DC have been salivating over the idea of somehow getting control of the internet. Their main objective is of course, the ability to tax it. When there's the scent of fresh money in the air, these lying crooks would make a Grizzly, (who's sense of smell is 1500 times greater than ours) look like an amateur. And what other thing makes them salivate almost as much as money? CONTROL! The ability to determine what we see and hear.
At this point, one might say, "well, with the Repubs now in control of the House, this probably won't happen". That might be right except for the fact that the Marxist in the Oval Office doesn't bother asking congress for their approval. They just hand him a pen, and he does what he wants, and his hand-picked congress went along. Let's just hope things start to change...
Friday, December 3, 2010
The cost of the items jumped despite consumer price inflation of only 1.1%. Of the 12 items, only four were the same price as last year. These are the Partridge in a Pear Tree, the Four Calling Birds, the Six Geese a-Laying and the Eight Maids a-Milking.
The single biggest dollar increase was for the nine ladies dancing, which rose by $820, or 15%.
The full prices were as follows:
One Partridge in a Pear Tree: $161.99
Two Turtle Doves: $100
Three French Hens: $150
Four Calling Birds: $599.96
Five Gold Rings: $649.95
Six Geese-a-Laying: $150
Seven Swans-a-Swimming: $5,600
Eight Maids-a-Milking: $58
Nine Ladies Dancing: $6,294.03
10 Lords-a-Leaping: $4,766.70
11 Pipers Piping: $2,356.20
12 Drummers Drumming: $2,552.55
Ho, Ho, Ho Bitches
Thursday, December 2, 2010
7 years in prison for legal firearms
The case of a New Jersey man who is serving seven years in prison for possessing two locked and unloaded handguns he purchased legally in Colorado is a perfect example of how a law-abiding citizen can unwittingly become a criminal due to vastly differing gun laws among the states, gun rights experts say.
I note the article lists the most draconian anti-gun states as New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and New York. I would hazard a guess that Hawaii should be among the group.
I'll stay in Texas.
With the latest disclosure of documents, it has come to light that there are "well over one Million people in our govt. with a Top Secret security clearance", just like the one Pfc. Manning, the gay little traitor had while he spent years downloading all kinds of top secret information onto his "music" CD devise. Why do so many people have total access to our most important secrets? Well, (and this shouldn't surprise you) no one seems to know. It almost seems like the privilege of having that very high level of clearance is handed out like mini-franks at a DC cocktail party. ("oh, ya mean you don't have one? Come by my office tomorrow and i'll get you one")
Right after WWII, it was said that there were more Communist spies in the British govt. than tea pots. Later on, history proved that statement to be factual. Here in the US, we've heard cries of "McCarthyism" for decades, usually coming from Leftists. They of course, refer to US Sen. Joe McCarthy, a WWII combat vet, who was on a crusade to rid our govt. of Communist spies and sympathizers. The Left always portrays him as a wild nut-case and a loose canon. What they never mention is that to a great extent, he was right. Our govt. at the time, especially the State Dept., was riddled with Communist sympathizers and spies. The so-called entertainment industry (Commiewood) was also loaded with sympathizers. Even back than! The result was that the Russians knew more about what we were doing than we did. Is that still the case?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The New York Times is out of control. Not like I didn't know that already. But the morons who make the decisions should be in jail. TONIGHT!! They've decided to publish all the leaked material the WikiLeaks @$$holes are putting online.
The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match.
But here's my question. If the guy who gave it to Wiki is in court, and the feds wanted to go after the Wiki guy too, given those items, WTF is keeping the NYT publishers out of court!? Or jail for that matter!
I'm just not sure how this isn't espionage. Would someone explain it to me. And I don't mean through a PC looking glass. I mean by the legal definition of espionage, how do the publishers escape legal action. In my feeble mind this action by the NYT IS them yelling "fire!", in a crowded theater, in that there is physical harm to be derived by the leaks, and printing the contents of said leaks.
You'll have to go look at the docs on your own. My linking to them would be wrong too, IMHO.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Our nation was built on the foundation laid out for us by our Founding Fathers, and worked very well until unelected judges started to tweak, manipulate, and distort the original intent of that document. In many cases, these judges actually made binding decisions, which we were all forced to live with and by, based on things that were nowhere to be found in that Constitution. Meaning, they invented "rights" based mostly on their personal political ideologies, or from pressure applied by relatively small special interest groups who's voices are heard over that of the majority.
We often hear those on the Left whining about how they want the Constitution to be a "living, breathing" document. What they mean of course is, they want a Constitution that they can change and manipulate whenever it serves their agenda. That would be great for them, but would make the rest of us pretty miserable, not to mention, really pissed!
So, what do you think of Iceland's idea? Crazy? Goofy? Undoable here? Or, since our original document has so little meaning anymore, has the time come that this is actually a rational idea?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Please be advised I am sick to death of receiving questions about my dog. This is the dog, for those out of the loop, that mauled 3 Muslims sitting on a rug next to my back wall.
Then mauled 6 illegals wearing Obama t-shirts.
On Election Day, he mauled 4 Democrats wearing Pelosi t-shirts.
Since then he has mauled, in order, 2 gangsta rappers, 5 phone operators who asked me to press #1 for English, 9 teenagers with their pants hanging down past their cracks, 8 customer service desk people speaking in broken English, 10 flag burners, and a Pakistani taxi driver.
FOR THE LAST TIME....... THE DOG IS NOT FOR SALE!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
FLOTUS's White House 'not Camelot'
She has glamorized kitchen gardening, spotlighted childhood obesity and invited thousands of students, many of them minorities, to official White House events.
Expectations were high for a different kind of first lady, and in many ways Michelle Obama has lived up to them, maintaining the kind of high public profile that was widely anticipated when she and her husband came to Washington.
At the same time, she has been a victim of those expectations, disappointing some in Washington who hoped she would be a more expansive social presence, and eliciting the familiar criticism of recent first ladies that she keeps too much to herself.
Poor, poor baby. She's married to (supposedly) the most powerful man in the world, but SHE'S a victim. If she's a victim, what do you call the people the Chicago Dems have been sucking dry for 75 years so they could stay in power?
As I recall, Jackie Kennedy was well read and refined. She sought to shelter her kids, not use them as stage props for political BS. Camelot was based on ALL of America moving forward. Camelot was NOT about pushing forward any of the political leanings of the WH couple and their crazy ass radical friends!
Camelot came complete with individual prosperity too. Perhaps if the peasants were eating as well as Arthur and his Court, it might seem a little more like the heady days of the American Camelot?
But that's just a guess.
And BTW, anyone remember anyone from the Kennedy Administration shoving the citizens around like we get shoved now? And try as I might, my research shows not one single instance of laws being passed, "...so we can read them", during the Kennedy years.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
When properly installed, it will allow the terrorist to speak to God.
It comes in various sizes: Generally from .223 to .50 cal.
The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection. No anesthetic is required.
The implant may or may not be painless. Side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches and pains are extremely temporary.
Some bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site. In most cases, you won't even notice it.
Please enjoy the security we provide for you.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I completed my two week training today for my new IRS gig. I barely got through the damned thing because my computer went belly up today, in the midst of testing. Luckily I had a spare under the work bench.
Because of that, I went online just now and bought a new one. When the online receipt showed up in my e-mail, I looked it over and realized it is November 22nd. A day that used to mean something in this country.
Did any ONE of you hear the name John Kennedy today?
I know the answer to that. NO. Plain and simple the man is a danger to the modern, far left, socialist, big government loving Democrats. There is no way Obama, Reid or Pelosi want anyone thinking to themselves, "...maybe I need to do something FOR the country instead of trying to get something FROM the country...".
That concept is way, WAY to dangerous to have the idiots of the M-slime-M reminding the general public that the gub'ment DOES NOT supply life, nor goods, nor anything of worth!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
They, like us, are addicted to the insidious society-killing, anti-freedom virus known as political correctness, although they've gone even further than we have, as difficult as that may be to believe. Like us, they too apparently believe that the more foreigners (especially Mooselambs) that enter their country, the better off they'll be. And like us, they don't seem to care whether those people enter legally or what their true intentions are. As a result of this weak, mindless policy, their country (and to a great degree, ours as well) is fast becoming just another outpost for radical Mooselambs. In fact, in many parts of the UK, Sharia Law is now "officially " recognized not only by the govt, but by the Church of England as well!
Most rational people look at this situation and assume the Brits are hell-bent on a policy of national suicide. That may very well be, since weak-minded, PC'ized people usually care more about "being compassionate" than being alive. Also, because of their history, the Brits are used to being subjects, and in fact, enjoy it. Do they perhaps see the radical Mooselambs as simply the next wave of rulers? IMO, if we feel the need to copy another society, we'd be better off copying the Third Reich...
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Obviously, any rational person realizes the need for tough and comprehensive security at our airports. But is this it? IMO, it is not. While this type of "pat-down", (it's actually a search) is common for people being arrested or investigated by police, it will do very little, if anything, to stop a terrorist. It's simply a politically-motivated show for the brain-dead public. What bothers me most is not just the search, but the fact that we have, and have had, an almost fool-proof system staring us right in the face for a long time. Want a clue? When was the last time terrorists tried taking or boarding an Israeli plane?
So long as we put political correctness and our fear of even possibly offending anything or anyone above our own safety, we will never be safe. All we're doing is telling the world that we are in fact, a nation of mindless sheep... (a.k.a. targets)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
WAY, way back, years ago we had a hurricane here in NC and I got caught with my pants WAY down. 9 flashlights, zero of which worked. My SKS was loaded. With all FOUR of the shells I had left. I filled ONE bathtub. (we had 3) I 'thought' I had charcoal, wood and propane. We ate 3 cold meals before the power came back on. I swore I'd never get caught again. And I started slowly storing emergency gear.
Y2K rolled around and I didn't think it would be the end of the world. Mainly because the world could get by without computers. It might have slowed things down, but it would be possible. After all, we did it for THOUSANDS of years.
I was well ready for that. Beans and bullets galore and the willingness to use the second one to keep the first one.
GB is beating, and has been beating the "prepper" lifestyle since I started listening to him. I believe in it. I do it. But here is where I lose Glenn.
He talks non-stop about the commie, redistribution, radical clowns in the country and the Ospenda Administration. And he talks about the violence THEY want to use. This morning and other times he has spoken about NOT going to violence. Be like Ghandi, be like MLK, be non-violent.
I'm torn on WHO should fire the first shot. Truly. I think it's coming. But regardless of who starts it, once it's going, just how in the hell do you protect your family, their provisions and your future, WITHOUT being willing to be violent BACK at those who threaten you?!
I'm willing to listen. Where am I off the message. Or is it BECK, who is running up to the goal line and stopping? Is he intentionally NOT saying beans AND BULLETS?
He just said people he knows 'in the gub'ment' think 20% of people will NOT be able to afford FOOD next year. Someone else said, it will be WAY higher. If so, how do I protect MY family. if I'm NOT willing to be violent?
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
If you're thinking that this move gives the govt. control of the internet, you're right. And, if you're also thinking that the power this czar is given will slowly (and quietly) increase, IMO, you're right again. You are also right if you're thinking that the govt. will now have access to not just the govt's info, but that of the private sector as well.
A couple of months ago, GM announced the end of the Pontiac. I had a new GTO back in '65 and that was one of the last good cars they made, so the news of their death wasn't a big surprise. Seems like almost every day something old, trusted, and familiar is gone. You can now add privacy (and perhaps liberty) to that list...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The NEED for a violent armed revolution.
But here's the rub...to hear them talking about banks, companies and governments out of control, you'd think they were Tea Partyers!!
QUICK!! Somebody call Big SIS!!
I find it VERY odd that we were racists and terrorists when someone said ABOUT us that we were racists and terrorists, there fore proving that we are racists and terrorists.
(I'm no semanticist or philosopher [hell I don't even play one on TV] but that's circular logic if I ever saw some!)
Here's the question for these limp wristed idgets, HOW do you create a VIOLENT over throw if the very thought of handling a gun gives you hives, diarhea and attacks of nervous apoplexy!?
There is much I fear. Roving mobs of liberals not included.
Monday, November 8, 2010
The way I read this, a 70% majority passed a measure stating that Sharia law may not be used by the courts in Oklahoma. I always thought the the Constitution (state and federal) was what determined what was legal, not legal and punishment in this country. I guess some judges think that every nation's laws should be applicable in our country.
Aloo(se) ma K-bar (in your chest)
'personal' drones that could stalk anyone
Spy drones are considered the future of policing, although critics have voiced concerns that they could be a worrying extension of Big Brother Britain.
Last month arms manufacturer BAE Systems said it was adapting military-style UAVs for a consortium of government agencies led by Kent police. Documents showed the force hoped to begin using the drones in time for the 2012 Olympics.
But they also indicated that the drones could eventually be used to spy on the civilian population, by rooting out motorists suspected of antisocial driving, for covert urban surveillance and to monitor 'waste management' for local councils.
Similar concepts are already being developed in the U.S.
'If the Israelis can use them to find terrorists, certainly a husband is going to be able to track a wife who goes out at 11 o'clock at night and follow her,' New York divorce lawyer Raoul Felder told the Journal.
Yeah, that's gonna happen. He won't just follow her, he'll spend three times what a PI costs, on a stupid toy!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I took a Comment I made elsewhere and turned it into a Post here. From The American Interest Online. Some of my comments from lunch and a'visiting wound up in my comment...elsewhere.
All pundits, including yours truly, get it wrong sometimes, and normally there would be little point in dwelling on past blunders. But it this case, it is worth exhuming these vaporous and embarrassing stupidities for a few moments. Many of our nation’s intellectual leaders wonder why the rest of the country isn’t more respectful of their claims to be guided by and speak for the cool voice of celestial reason.
And this is the problem. They're assumption of intellectual superiority, simply because they SAY SO!! And BTW, SUPERIOR to whom?
Farmers who feed them? Policemen and military personnel who protect them and who protect their very right to SAY incredibly stupid things? Truck drivers who move their goods around? Cooks, plumbers, waitresses, pizza delivery drivers, computer techs, customers service agents, Texas Hold'Um poker dealers, bar maids, chamber maids, welders, mechanics.......who do the tasks they are neither trained for nor are willing to do for themselves? Just who is it they are so superior to? Which one of the great NON-intellectuals on the list are they willing to live without?
The list of people they look down on could go on for hours, but why do that? We know it's everyone who doesn't carry their water, won't kiss Obama's mocha @$$, and who had the audacity to vote for their own interests and against more socialism? BFD. It's majority rule, and this time the majority voted against the intellectual, socialist ideals. They sure as hell thought the majority should rule when it went their way 2 years ago!!
I'm sick of the level of gloating and condescension I've heard since Wednesday morning. Most of which began Tuesday night during the actual election reporting. It's one thing to be defined as the "enemy" of a Neo-Marxist, stuffed shirt, teleprompter dependent, pretty boy. I'm glad Obama set that tone, and I wear being his "enemy" as a badge of honor.
But to be called "unwashed", "racist", "foolish", "unthinking", "nut"......and again, the list could go on for hours. To be called these things by the Courics, Olbermans, Stephanopouli, of the MSM, is TOO MUCH for me. WhoTF do these people think they ARE?
In order to get both sides of the news I news surf.
I watch the Big 3 MSM and FOX. I read Drudge and NYT. In the 40 odd years I've been voting I have NEVER seen or heard this level of post election hate and name calling. And it's coming from the LOSERS!! I knew they had no objectivity or integrity, but I never thought they'd show this level of pettiness. It was quite shocking. And I am not easily shocked.
I think I've gotten a small taste of what it must have been like to be a reasonably educated, thinking, working, black man, in the American South 50 years ago and beyond. Because if being a member of the "Liberal intelligentsia", and saying anyone who isn't a member and who doesn't believe like you and vote like you and follow the creed like you do is in someway "of inferior intellect" or "mean", or "stupid", "foolish", "uneducated", ...there's the list again...if you are a member who does that, then YOU are the racist, the sexist, and the phobic.
Hating and despising someone who is different, without knowing or trying to meet and understand them is the very definition of ALL the things they accuse others of being!!
In the end I guess I've truly come to pity them since Tuesday night.
Friday, November 5, 2010
MSNBC Suspends Olbermann Over Political Donations
And it was because The Voice of Objectivity of the 8 O'Clock Hour had donated money to DEMOCRATS! I'M SHOCKED AT A REVELATION OF THIS MAGNITUDE.
I mean, seriously, if ANYONE at FOX had donated to Sarah Palin, or Joe McCarthy, or Hitler, who among us would be surprised? But this? My world is shattered over the way Mr. Tingly Leg has carried on.
Yeah, right, huh!! I'm doing the GD Snoopy Dance over here. That smug @$$hole will undoubtedly land on his uber liberal feet, but for a few minutes I'm going all German on his ass. He'll probably get Juan Williams old job at NPR, with more money than Williams ever got, or certainly more than Tingly Leg deserves.
To grossly paraphrase The Bard.
Schadenfreude, by any other name, thy smell is too damned sweet to deny!
Ol' Tinglin' Schteveo
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Out in Mexifornia, the saying has a somewhat different meaning. Out there in the twilight zone, it means they'd rather vote for a dead person than a (red state) Republican. Hell, they'd vote for anything or anybody rather than a Republican. Last night they elected Jerry Brown, their former governor, and a total psycho, as their new governor! This is the guy they had in mind when they coined the phrase, tin-foil hat. This guy is so off-the-wall that even the little voices in his head are afraid to talk to him. But it is Mexifornia, and no one expects anything normal to come from that place. I'm a bit surprised Meg Whitman didn't realize that. Perhaps she thought the Demoncrats had so devastated the state that even the Leftist goof-balls who live there would want a change. Obviously, she was wrong.
Then there's NY, the other Left Coast. Last night, NY'ers did what they always do. They voted for anybody that was a Leftist Demoncrat, and around here, there's not much else to choose from. Andrew (my daddy got me this job too) Cuomo was elected governor. He's the kid who was (thanks to daddy) appointed head of HUD under Bubba Clinton, and totally screwed-up that whole agency. His daddy then arranged for him to marry one of the Kennedy girls, which turned out to be yet another failure. His dad is Mario Cuomo, former NYS governor, devoted socialist, anti-death penalty zealot, anti-gun zealot, and anti-anything that even resembles a conservative. NY'ers also elected a radical socialist Dem named Schniderman as their AG. That he's the target of (2) FBI investigations into a massive fraud case involving half the Dems in the NYS legislature apparently didn't bother them. He's a Leftist. He's a Dem. He's hired!
Thank God for the rest of the country...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Today is Nov.2, election day, the day many people have been waiting for. This is the day American voters get to say if they've enjoyed being dupes and mere subjects for the last two years. Today is the day the people get the chance to tell "their" government whether they like the way things are going, or, that things had better change. Really change! The question is, is there anyone in govt. who's listening or even cares? Normally, i would say no, but this year may be a bit different. And if it is, we have the Tea Party people to thank. Without them, we'd still be the same nation of fools dragging ourselves down to the polling places, and as usual, proving that Einstein's definition of true insanity was correct.
But there's a much bigger question involved here. We have (IMO) a political system that has as it's core foundation, lies and corruption. It turns out that our "dream house" is sitting on swampland. I've seen quite a few elections come and go, and i don't remember even one of them that could be called honest. And if that's the case, does it really matter what the voters do? Are we simply replacing one set of incompetent crooks and liars with the one's we threw out previously? And if we are, does that mean we obviously deserve nothing better?
Monday, November 1, 2010
In the 18 years that he has been a police officer in Bangor, James Dearing couldn’t think of a single time when someone has asked him to turn over his firearm.
Until last Friday.
Dearing, who was patrolling his assigned beat near the Bangor Civic Center, decided to stop in and cast an early vote. He walked into the polling place in full uniform and stood in a short line with other voters.
One of the election officials told Dearing he couldn’t bring his gun inside. The officer said he thought it was a joke.
Election warden Wayne Mallar then approached Dearing and reiterated the request: Turn over your weapon to another officer or we can’t let you vote.
“I would never relinquish my weapon,” the officer said later.
Mallar stood his ground.
The officer said he left the civic center Friday feeling embarrassed and insulted. Dearing posted details of the incident on his Facebook page late Friday and immediately began receiving strong responses.
“One fellow officer, who is stationed in Iraq, said ‘What am I over here fighting for?’” Dearing said.
The incident bothered the officer enough to draft a letter to Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, which the officer also provided to the Bangor Daily News. In it, Dearing writes that Mallar claimed he would be violating state law by allowing the officer to vote with his weapon holstered.
“Mallar claims that this was a state of Maine law, however, I cannot find such a prohibition listed in Title 21-A,” Dearing’s letter read. “Furthermore, many members of the police department and I have been casting ballots at the polls for many years in full uniform and have never been required to remove our firearms.”
Disarm a COP?! Some idiot Poll Watcher / Polling Captain / "election official", whatever they call it up there, thinks HE as a civilian volunteer can DISARM an On Duty LEO. It's THE singularly, dumbest thing I've heard yet during this voting cycle.
Well, setting aside anything said by Joe Biden of course.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Trick-or-treaters in California have been warned to watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween, the Los Angles Times reported Friday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued the warning to parents in light of candy and snacks containing marijuana being confiscated from pot dispensaries.
The warning comes days before Californians vote on Proposition 19, a marijuana legalization measure..
If I thought I could go out dressed as an old hippie, (hell, I do anyway) and get some pot laced candy for myself, I might move back. But would it work? Going door to door, looking for dope hand outs...in March or July?
But, seriously, if YOU paid store prices for YOUR "Alice B. Toklas Brownies" at the High Street Dope & Munchies Emporium, would YOU give them out to a bunch of costumed, chanting, crumb snappers?!
Friday, October 29, 2010
4-Year-Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules in Bike Case
Citing cases dating back as far as 1928, a judge has ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a Manhattan sidewalk two years ago can be sued for negligence.
The ruling by the judge, Justice Paul Wooten of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, did not find that the girl was liable, but merely permitted a lawsuit brought against her, another boy and their parents to move forward.
The suit that Justice Wooten allowed to proceed claims that in April 2009, Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, who were both 4, were racing their bicycles, under the supervision of their mothers, Dana Breitman and Rachel Kohn, on the sidewalk of a building on East 52nd Street. At some point in the race, they struck an 87-year-old woman named Claire Menagh, who was walking in front of the building and, according to the complaint, was “seriously and severely injured,” suffering a hip fracture that required surgery. She died three months later of unrelated causes..
So a judge, supposedly of sound mind, says a FOUR YEAR OLD, who will obviously have NO means to pay, can be SUED in a court of law.
The concept is both ridiculous and preposterous. And I'm wondering what kind of country would allow such things to occur.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I, and some others here, have been saying for a while now that since the Demoncrats (especially Obummer) and their radical Left-wing base have full power and control of the entire government, they weren't going to give it up so easily. What would they do to keep that power? IMO, anything and everything! Demoncrats are no strangers to election fraud and rigged elections. (remember JFK?) And they have become masters at the main ingredient needed for politics. Lying. Of course, all politicians, like lawyers and used car salesman lie, but the Dumbocrats have made lying their basic tactic. They use lies to keep their enemies on the defensive, understanding that in the court of public opinion, defending yourself, even from obvious lies, always makes you look guilty.
It's pretty sad that our political system, a system that controls much of our daily lives, (and more so every day) has as it's foundation, lies and corruption. It's even more sad that We The People tolerate it, support it, and perpetuate it. It's the kind of system that in many other countries, would cause the people to abolish it, and not always by peaceful means...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
As it is, NYC is now the toughest place (even worse than Chicago) to get a concealed carry pistol permit. The process is deliberately long, intentionally complex, and purposefully expensive, and all thanks to "His Majesty" Bloomberg. Although the SCOTUS's 2nd Amendment decision did deal a serious blow to His Majesty's hopes of an all-out ban, that doesn't mean he'll stop trying, as the enclosed article proves. God help us if he gets a job anywhere near the WH...
I thought this was a "crank" e-mail, but it checks out on Snopes.
Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day.
It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000
EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE.
Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
545 PEOPLE -- By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.... . The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace
545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..
If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power..
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is up to you.
(To shorten this, I removed a long list of taxes we now pay, see the Comments Section the list)
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians? ' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!
YOU can help it get there!!!
GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!
If you do the right thing and pass this on - which is entirely up to you -
please do the right thing and highlight and delete any addresses you receive with it.