Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Well if it can be said that Barry is good at anything, it most definitely is his ability to spend, and in great amounts, other people’s money. Since first coming into office he has proven himself to be quite adept at living large. He very much enjoys living like the rich and famous. And nothing proves that better than the fact that Barry’s two golf outings this year cost the taxpayers nearly $3 million in flight expenses alone. This little revelation comes to us courtesy of Judicial Watch in pointing out Barry’s tendency to abuse "the perks" of his office.
The conservative watchdog group whose purpose is to keep an eye on our out-of-control federal bureaucracy, obtained records from the Air Force revealing that the 9.8-hour round-trip journey to Palm Springs, Calif., in February cost $2,066,594 in air travel at $210,877 an hour. The 4.2-hour round-trip flights to Key Largo in Florida came to a total of $885,683 at the same hourly rate for flying expenses. But these are simply the most two most recent examples of Barry’s love for the extravagant. There’s little doubt that Barry sees himself as being worth it.
"It is clear that the Obamas continually abuse the perks of the president’s office at taxpayer expense," Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said in the statement. Mr. Fitton added, "It is particularly interesting that Obama has chosen to take not one but two luxury vacations back-to-back while inveighing against 'income equality.' President Obama’s waste of the hard-earned tax dollars of working Americans on unnecessary luxury travel is an abuse of office." But I’m sure Barry is bothered very little by the fact he’s wasting money others have had to work hard for.
Mr. Fitton said that although the administration billed the President’s Day weekend trip to California as an effort to highlight the state’s severe water drought, his official schedule showed that Barry "Almighty" spent just four hours at three drought-related events on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 14. He then spent much of the next three days playing golf at exclusive golf courses in Coachella Valley, Calif., with each course using nearly 1 million gallons of water a day, also according to Judicial Watch. So what was the real reason behind this trip?
And it was back in March that Barry and Moochell went on a little spring break trip with their two daughters to the rather exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, which boasts two championship golf courses. The watchdog group pointed out the fact that it was this costly vacation that just so happened to take place on the heels of Barry’s State of the Union Address during which he made sure to focus on a favorite topic of his, income inequality. Information on those flight costs were also obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Now I’m quite sure that there will likely be more than a few out there who will be only too happy to make the claim that by my choosing to highlight Barry’s penchant for spending other people’s money, I’m demonstrating the fact that I’m motivated by nothing more than the fact that Barry is a black and I’m just a racist old white guy. But in all honesty, one thing really has nothing whatsoever to do with the other. Personally I simply can’t stand the willful disregard for those who have to work so hard for the money that he can so casually blow through.
|THE MODERN DAY RACIST|
And in demonstrating that we are not likely to see an end to such a tactic being used anytime soon, or at least for as long as Barry remains in office, we now have yet another imbecile, who also happens to be a black man, and who again is recklessly throwing around the same disgusting accusation. Because, you see, those of us who dare to disagree with how Barry approaches not only such things as our struggling economy but also our energy situation, with his insistence on the existence of global warming, or with his limp-wristed approach to foreign policy, must be silenced by any and all means available.
It matters not that the reason we disagree with Barry, and his policies, has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that he’s black, or half black. What it has everything to do with is the fact that he’s a very devout socialist and is someone who very obviously hates America and seeks to diminish it in any way he can. And yet all we continue to hear is that the ONLY reason we could possibly have to disagree with him is solely because we’re all a bunch of racists. That we don’t all see the wisdom in that which he is so determined to inflict upon our country is claimed as being proof enough of our racist tendencies.
The black man to whom I make reference to, also happens to be yet another stellar member of Congress who is of course a Democrat and who is also a member of the Congressional Bonehead (Black) Caucus. His name is Bennie Thompson. Thompson is yet another black of whom it can be said is in a position where he could be of help to the black community, but yet he chooses not to be. Anyway, Thompson recently made a series of racially charged comments about those of us who choose to oppose Barry "Almighty's" policies during what was a New Nation of Islam program, or so it has been reported by BuzzFeed.
BuzzFeed also included a video in its story. A voice, identified as being that of the stooge Thompson, can be heard speaking on the Black Muslim program. "I've been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect," said Thompson. Well, might that be because neither of those two ‘gentlemen’, not even ‘Slick Willie’, were quite the socialist ideologue that Barry most definitely is? The truth is that the only thing presently keeping Barry from being impeached is the fact that he’s black.
Thompson went on to say, "That [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive, but the commander-in-chief — that, 'I don't care what you come up with we're going to be against it.' Now if that's not a racist statement I don't know what is." Actually I lost count of the number of times that heard many a Democrat, including more than few black ones, say the very same thing about George W. Bush. Was that because they were being racist? Just sayin’.
And it was this very same moron also actually charged Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant with opposing Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act "just because a black man created it." Now just how ignorant is that statement? And to me it reflects a certain amount of desperation on the part of this boob, as well as on the part of Democrats in general. They see the next election bearing down on them so they are becoming all the more determined to pull out all the stops in their effort to minimize the electoral damage that many are now saying is likely to be rather extensive as it relates to their party.
Thompson said that President George W. Bush's Medicare prescription drug plan did not generate the kind of opposition that greeted Obamacare. But "when a black man comes with an idea [for healthcare] there's something wrong with it. Again, it's race creeping into the picture." In Thompson's view, the kind of anti-government sentiment represented by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy developed only since Barry came into office. "Now all of a sudden, government is the worst thing in the world since a black man became president." No, the worst thing is that he’s a socialist who has significantly expanded the power of government.
And it was in his comments on affirmative action that Thompson reportedly referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an "Uncle Tom" saying "it's almost to the point saying this man doesn't like black people, he doesn't like being black," according to BuzzFeed. Thompson, who is now in his eleventh term in the House, is the only Democrat in the Mississippi congressional delegation, according to his website. He is the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee. I find it sad that the people in his district can’t find someone better to represent them.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
|FUTURE DEMOCRATS, PERHAPS?|
The bipartisan bill to which old ‘Chuckie’ refers, which would create what has been referred to as being a pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants, cleared the Senate last June but has been stalled in the Republican-controlled House ever since. And then old ‘Chuckie’ proceeded to lay it on thick. He said, "The Republican Party knows if it continues to be seen as anti-immigrant, they're going to lose election after election…Their leadership knows it, and they're trying to convince the rank and file." Actually it’s just the opposite that’s true.
‘Chuckie’ was joined at this silly little event by other New York dignitaries to help launch the annual immigrant information service which gives free, confidential citizenship and immigration information through a hotline staffed by lawyers, paralegals, and law students. Supposedly, Daily News Chairman and Publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, and an immigrant from Canada said, "I've had a wonderful experience with this country and there's no [other] country in the world that in a sense welcomes and gives opportunities to immigrants." Maybe this douche should go back to Canada!
As you may, or may not, recall old ‘Chuckie’ was one of the Democrat members of the "Gang of Eight," that bipartisan group of lawmakers who drafted the bill in the Senate last year, and he served as one of the chief negotiators to get the legislation through the chamber. And much to my disappointment my own senator, Marco Rubio was also a member of this little clique, as were RINOs, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake. And how Rubio could have ever allowed himself to have gotten so tangled up with this crew is beyond me. But because he did, he has forever lost my vote.
I guess I just don’t understand why it is that so many who are supposed to be on my side, appear to be so willing to help out those on the other side. And let me makes this as crystal clear as I possibly can. Should congressional Republicans go along with this cockamamie idea, it’s then that they will then to proceed to lose election after election. Because, for one reason, in creating 11 million ‘new’ Americans they will essentially be creating 11 million ‘new’ Democrats. And for another those of us who firmly oppose amnesty will never again vote for any Republican if they do in fact go forward with this.
Now as difficult as this may be for some to believe, there are, in fact, far more important issues in far more urgent need of being discussed than are repercussions that an owner of an NBA team should be made to face for making what, everyone agrees, were ignorant comments. And I’m quite sure that many in our state-controlled media would much prefer that we discuss the latter and ignore the former. But we simply cannot continue to fall for what are nothing more than those things meant to distract us away from issues that are truly important.
One of those more important issues that should be at the forefront of our discussions has to do with the fact that the real median income of American men who work full-time, year-round peaked over forty years ago in 1973. In 1973, median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $51,670 in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars. The median earnings of men who work full-time year-round have never been that high again. And what you may ask has Barry "Almighty" done to perhaps correct this? Absolutely nothing!
Because as recently as 2012, the latest year for which the Census Bureau has published an estimate, the real median earnings of men who worked full-time, year-round was $49,398. That was $2,272, or about 4.4 percent, below the peak median earnings of $51,670 in 1973. In 1960, the earliest year for which the Census Bureau has published this data, the median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $36,420 in 2012 dollars. Between 1960 and 1973 that increased $15,250, or about 41.9 percent.
Now by comparison, the real median earnings of American women who work full-time year-round peaked in 2007, when women who worked full-time earned $38,872 in constant 2012 dollars. From 1960 through 2007, the real income of American women who work full-time increased $16,774 or about 76 percent. From 2007 to 2012, the real earnings of women who work full-time declined $1,081, or about 2.8 percent. One item that might also be worth mentioning here is that the steepest portion of the decline took place since 2009.
And in what is yet another issue that I would think take priority over the plight of some owner of a sports franchise would be the fact that in 20 percent of American families in 2013, and according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000 of those families, or 20 percent, not one person had a job. And no one held jobs either because they were unemployed or no longer in the labor force.
I guess the point I’m trying to make here is that between missing airliners, mud slides and now some ignorant comments from a billionaire owner of a basketball team, we seem to be far too easily distracted away from those issues that would have a far bigger impact on us than whether or not this boob is a racist. And as I have asked before, would we even be talking about this if the guy in questions was black and he was talking about whites. Somehow I doubt it. So why are we talking about it now? Does it rise to level of our $17 Trillion debt? I just don’t think so!
Monday, April 28, 2014
Come this November Democrats could very well be made to face yet another speed-bump in their attempt to increase their numbers in the House while attempting to maintain their control of the Senate. Because, you see, Barry's overall approval rating is currently standing at a rather unimpressive 41 percent, and is especially low among noncollege-educated people and older whites who tend to dominate voting in seven red-leaning states where Democrats are trying to defend their Senate seats. At least that’s the latest from yet another new poll.
The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, conducted of 1,000 respondents April 9-13, revealed that Barry’s rating is now the lowest recorded in 20 Heartland Monitor polls since April 2009. But this same poll also showed that Congress proved even less popular than Barry. Only 11 percent said they approve of Congress' performance, with 80 percent disapproving, one of the lowest ratings shown since Heartland Monitor began polling about Congress in November 2012. But then neither party possesses much in the way of congressional leadership.
Attitudes about a sitting president, especially one that has been as big of a disaster as Barry has been, often play a significant role in midterm elections. And the folks responding to this latest poll showed that they remain not only pessimistic about Barry, but about where the country is heading. Only 27 percent of the respondents said they think the country is heading in the right direction, while 62 percent said they believe the country is on the wrong track. It’s beyond me how anyone can look at the direction in which we are headed and say it’s the right direction..
But as is usually the case, there is a rather significant disparity in how minorities and whites answered the satisfaction question. Because 41 percent of minorities said they believe the country is moving in the right direction, but only 22 percent of whites agreed. Gee, no surprise there. After all, the majority of those on the receiving end of the taxpayer funded goodie train also happen to be members of some minority group. Meanwhile it’s the whites who are constantly being forced to further subsidize that very same goodie train while at the same time trying to make ends meet.
Barry's tumbling approval rates could create problems for Democrats in states that voted for Mitt Romney. And states like Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia all have electorates with older whites and white people without college degrees. The poll could spell further doom in red states where liberal-leaning groups already say they're torn over whether they should support red-state Democrats who are up for re-election in November after voting against the party on several major issues.
Americans are also quite pessimistic about Barry's effect on their economic prospects. Only 25 percent said they think their opportunities are increasing under Barry, one of the smallest responses the pollsters have gotten to that question. Last fall, 46 percent of the respondents said they believe Barry's actions will diminish their opportunities. Meanwhile, 40 percent of nonwhite respondents said their opportunities are increasing under Barry, compared with 24 percent who think Barry reduces their opportunities. Well of course their ‘opportunities’ are increasing.
One thing that kind of stuck out at me regarding this particular poll is the fact that we no have what is actually a near majority of those in the minority segment of our population who now actually think that their opportunities are increasing under Barry. But I’m curious, opportunities to do what, exactly? Certainly not to work and to pay taxes, that’s for sure. Because how many of these folks would really rather work when the government essentially pays them not to? They’re perfectly content not to work. Many feel they shouldn’t have to work.
Kinda shows you just how warped things have now gotten in this country when it the ones living off the government who now think that the country is now headed in the right direction. Is that what it now means to be an American? Makes you wonder who the stupid ones are really here. I mean, is it the ones going off to the job everyday, or is it the parasites who expend just enough energy to get to the mailbox to pickup this week’s ‘benefit’ check from the government, the cost of which is covered by the very same ones who still chose to work. It’s all pretty pathetic!
Thanks to the nearly nonstop ‘news coverage’ by our state-controlled media complex I’m sure nearly everyone has now heard about the recently released audio of one NBA owner going off on what has been described as being everything from a racist rant to a setup by an angry girlfriend. And ever since the release of this recording of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, there have been more than a few of our faux journalists who have been making themselves quite busy trying to tie him to the Republican Party. But sadly for them, Mr. Sterling is in fact a Democrat, at least according to campaign-contribution records.
So once again what we have here is an attempt to ‘create’ news where no news really exists. What we also seem to have here are many in the media, as well as those who make a living by blowing such idiotic comments completely out of proportion, now trying to exploit the recordings of Mr. Sterling’s rant directed at a girlfriend where he apparently accuses her of publicly associating with black people. The comments have drawn condemnation from across the NBA as well as from many other sources, with of course, numerous attempts having already been made to link him to the Republican Party.
Such attempts seem to be based almost exclusively on campaign contribution records for some guy with the same name who lives in the state of Texas. Our fella lives in Beverly Hills, and besides having a rather long history of bigoted behavior in his business dealings, was a very occasional Democrat donor in the 1990s. Los Angeles Clippers Records show Sterling has donated just $6,000, with no activity since the early 1990s. He supported Gray Davis early in his career, as well as Bill Bradley, a Democrat. Bradley, you’ll remember, played for the New York Knicks before becoming a U.S. senator and an unsuccessful presidential candidate.
And as to be expected, old Al ‘Bull Horn’ Sharpton has now inserted himself into things and is already calling for the NBA to strip the L.A. Clippers from owner Donald Sterling. But since when is this racist boob someone who’s qualified for moral authority status on this topic? Old ‘Bull Horn’ said, "No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language." He then added his often repeated threat of mobilizing a protest saying, "We are prepared at National Action Network to rally in front of the NBA headquarters if this matter is not immediately dealt with."
Meanwhile we have over at something called the American Power blog, some fella by the name of Donald Douglas posted an extended discussion of Sterling’s donations to liberal causes and the left-leaning ‘commentators’ who have lauded him in the past. And ya know I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to find old ‘Bull Horn’ on the list of those who have praised this guy Sterling at one time or another. In fact, at the time this tape was released, Sterling was actually scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP. And rumor has it that this latest rant comes as being a surprise to no one who knows this guy.
But why is this news? The country is going down the crapper, America has become the laughing stock of the world and yet I’m supposed to care about whether or not some guy who owns a basketball team is a racist? Sorry, but I couldn’t care less. What I care about are the things that have the most direct impact on my life. Such as the fact that once again I’m spending nearly 4 bucks a gallon for gas. And the fact that in just 5 short years my utility bill has gone from roughly $100 a month to nearly $400 a month. Or about the fact that I recently lost the health insurance that I’ve had for 12 years have been forced onto a more expensive plan.
Every time I turn around I’m being forced to spend more of the money that I have coming in. But unlike Barry, I’d don’t have the luxury of being able to simply print more whenever I’m running low. What I need to find are place where I can make cuts. So all these cries about supposed racism are, as far as I’m concerned, much ado about nothing. Because whether or not this billionaire is a racist has absolutely zero impact on my life. And I have a sneaky suspicion that if this guy was black and was talking about whites there would be nary a word about in the news. So how about we focus on the truly important issues and ignore the silly ones.
Friday, April 25, 2014
We are told today that the last recession began in December 2007 and supposedly came to an end in June 2009, although there are many Americans who would argue that it still continues to this very day. But regardless of that fact, in 2007, according to the Census Bureau, American women 15 and older had a median income of $23,169 in constant 2012 dollars. That is the highest median income American women have ever achieved. By 2009, the year we’re told that the recession ended, the median income of American women (in constant 2012 dollars) had dropped to $22,434—a decline of $735, or about 3.2 percent, from 2007. And things have only continued to get worse.
Because, as of 2012, the most recent year for Census Bureau income data, the median income of American women was $21,520 in constant 2012 dollars. That was down $914 dollars—or about 4.1 percent—from 2009. So it would seem that the median income of American women has not experienced a recovery and has continued to decline from its pre-recession high. The measure of "income," includes money a person takes in from such sources as unemployment compensation, Social Security payments, Supplemental Security Income, public assistance, disability benefits, and other cash payments such as rents, royalties, dividends, and interest. But not such as food stamps, health benefits, rent-free housing, and goods produced and consumed on the farm.
Like median income, other measures of the economic well-being of American women have also declined during the latest ‘recovery’. For example, the Census Bureau also measures "earnings," which is the money a person gets from working. This, according to the Census Bureau, "includes wages, salary, armed forces pay, commissions, tips, piece-rate payments, and cash bonuses earned, before deductions are made for items such as taxes, bonds, pensions, and union dues." It can also take the form of "net income" from self-employment, including on a farm. The real median "earnings" of American women peaked (in constant 2012 dollars) at $28,657 in 2007.
But by 2009, again the year that was supposed to have brought with it an end to the recession, real median earnings for American women had declined to $27,864—a drop of $793, or about 2.8 percent. By 2012, year four of Barry’s administration, the real median earnings of American women had declined to $26,882—an additional drop of $982, or about 3.5 percent, from 2009. In total, the real median earnings of woman have declined by $1,775, or about 6.2 percent, since 2007, with over 55 percent of that decline coming just since 2009 or Barry’s first year in office. The real median earnings of women who work full-time year-round also have declined since 2009.
In 2007, the real median earnings of American women who work full-time, year-round hit an historic peak of $38,872 (in constant 2012 dollars). By 2009, the median earnings of women who work full-time, year-round had declined to $38,835—a drop of $37, or about 0.09 percent, from 2007. By 2012, the median earnings of women who work full-time, year-round had further declined to $37,791—a drop of $1,044, or about 2.7 percent, from 2009. The median earnings of women who work full-time, year-round has not only dropped more than $1,081 in inflation-adjusted dollars since 2007, about 97 percent of that decline came after 2009, the year scarred by Barry’s coronation.
And yet women in this country, or at least many of them, remain convinced that it’s Barry and the Democrats who continue to have their back. And might that be because Democrats wish to make birth control, as well as all abortions, free? I mean why else would women continue to vote for those belonging to a party that wants nothing more than to put them out of a job and into a position where they become much more susceptible, even likely, to become addicted to the government? Because that’s exactly what they do, and then seem so proud of themselves for doing so. The rationale of many women in their choosing to vote for Democrats is nearly identical to that of blacks.
And for me, the fact that blacks continue to vote for Democrats has always seemed more than a little self-defeating as well as counter-productive, at least if one is to even glance at what ought to be the bigger picture. Why on earth do blacks keep voting for members of the party that is easily the most responsible not only for the destruction of the black family, but for keeping blacks in poverty. Is it because they too have been bought off by ever increasing entitlements in much the same way that many women have now apparently been bought off by the prospects of free birth control and abortions? I simply do not see any other way to try to rationalize that which continues to take place.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
So another front has apparently now been opened up in the continuing attack on Mr. Cliven Bundy. So in addition to Mr. Bundy and his family having already been labeled as being "domestic terrorists" there seems to be many in our state-controlled media now very willing to jump on the bash Bundy bandwagon. Because in recently making what were nothing more than some very valid statements, it was in very short order that the left seized upon those statements, and began accusing Mr. Bundy of being a racist, which is always the standard fallback position for those on the left whenever confronted with the likes of Mr. Bundy. Because when all else fails, just throw around accusations of racism.
The rancher, who won his first showdown this month with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing rights for his herd, simply made the point regarding African-Americans and their choice to live off of government assistance. He also claimed that they abort their children and end up in jail because they have no jobs. Bundy said, "I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom." So I’m just not seeing how his statements can in any way be seen as being racist. So I guess that would make me a racist too?
And then in recalling the time that he once drove past a public-housing project in north Las Vegas, he continued, "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro…in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do." Again, he’s doing nothing more than to make what I see as a very valid point. And I wonder if the reason that so many now appear to be so angry, might be because Mr. Bundy’s comments are maybe a little too close to the truth.
And we shouldn’t be all that surprised that many Republican ‘leaders’ are now backing off from their support of the Nevada cattle rancher after he made his recent remarks that were then reported in The New York Times. Nevada’s Republican Sen. Dean Heeler, for instance, had previously claimed that Bundy’s supporters were "patriots," but following Bundy’s remarks he’s started to "backtrack." His spokesman, Chandler Smith, told the Times that the senator "completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way." Personally, I don’t see how anything that Mr. Bundy said makes him any less of a patriot than he was before he made his comments.
Next taking part in this kneejerk reaction, is Rand Paul. Sen Paul, as you may be aware, is one those who may make a run for the White House in 2016, and is someone who had supported Bundy’s cattle battle with the government. But in a recent statement provided by a spokesman for Paul to Business Insider on Thursday, the senator denounced Bundy's comments. Paul said, "His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him." While I like Sen. Paul, I just think in this particular instance he’s being just a bit too quick in his willingness to throw Mr. Bundy to the wolves, as are the many other Republicans who have now taken a similar position.
And the same thing goes for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott who is currently running for governor to replace Rick Perry. Mr. Abbott had jumped into the controversy by stating that the BLM was planning to claim thousands of acres in the Lone Star State along the Red River, and he had made it clear that he had told the agency to back off. But his spokeswoman Laura Bean tried to distance the Republican gubernatorial candidate from Bundy by telling the liberal newspaper that the letter Abbott wrote to the BLM "was regarding a dispute in Texas and is in no way related to the dispute in Nevada." So I guess all it takes is accusations of racism to scare off Mr. Bundy’s supporters.
In responding to all of this hoopla, Mr. Bundy said, "That’s exactly what I said. I said I’m wondering if they’re better off under government subsidy, and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail, and their older women and their children are standing, sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do, you know, I’m wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were slaves, and they was able to have their family structure together, and the chickens and garden, and the people had something to do? And so, in my mind I’m wondering, are they better off being slaves, in that sense, or better off being slaves to the United States government, in the sense of the subsidies. I’m wondering. That’s what. And the statement was right. I am wondering."
Now if Mr. Bundy can be said to be guilty of anything, it’s the fact that he may have been just a little too blunt in making his statements. And while I don’t know the man, I have a feeling that that’s just the kind of man he is. A no nonsense, blunt and straight to the point, kind of man. And I would also have to say that I think that to some degree his statements have continued to be taken out of context. This is just more the same double-standard that those on the right are always made to contend with. Let’s face it, how many truly racist things have we heard come those on the left, without there every being nary a word mentioned in the press. But let someone on the right make what are obviously some very valid points, and we see just how quickly the knives come out.
Now I’m quite sure that many of those who have been paying attention to recent news events, and especially those who are strong supporters of our Second Amendment, are well aware of the fact that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law, this past Wednesday, a bill that will now allow legal gun owners to take weapons into bars, churches and government buildings, albeit under certain conditions.
When word of this new law reached Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee you can well image how it was that her panties were immediately sent into a bunch. Sorry for the visual. And since first hearing about this action, Jackson Lee has since slammed, and nearly nonstop, this new law that expands gun carry rights in Georgia and which was passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature.
The measure, which is due to take effect on July 1, also permits hunters to use silencers and authorizes schools to allow staff members to carry weapons on campus. But Lee told the Houston Chronicle that the Safe Carry Protection Act "is not the right step to take when trying to confront gun violence in America." No, by all means, stricter gun laws are what’s needed, just look at how well they’ve worked in Chicago!
This imbecile then went on to say that it "clears the way for school staffers to carry guns in school zones and lets leaders of religious congregations choose whether to allow licensed gun holders inside." Lee added, "It allows permitted gun owners to carry their weapons in government buildings – including parts of courthouses – where there is no security at the entrance." None of which do I have any problem with.
The Georgia legislature, which passed the measure in March, opted not to allow gun owners to take weapons onto college campuses, but approved firearms in bars unless the business owner objects and posts a no-weapons sign at the door. Churches can allow worshipers to bring guns to services under the law, but are not required to do so. Previous Georgia law banned firearms from churches and bars.
If the recent government siege of the Bundy ranch in Nevada showed us anything, it’s that the more well-armed the civilian population becomes, the better off we will be in protecting ourselves and our country from the likes of Ms. Sheila Jackson Lee and her fellow Democrats. It’s people like this moron who continue to insist that only those who should be permitted to carry weapons are those in ‘law enforcement.’
But having said that, with so many of our local police departments now rapidly acquiring all manner of military style weaponry, I think we would be rather foolish in choosing to relinquish our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. And I’ll tell you something else, with Barry and Holder looking to release all manner of scum from our federal prisons, the last we need to do is to allow ourselves to be disarmed.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
With each passing day it seems as if our country spins just a bit further out of control. And yet, as I look around at so many of my fellow Americans I see very few faces that would seem to indicate that there is even the slightest amount of concern regarding what I should think is a very obvious fact. And as things become further unstable I find myself wondering what it might take to finally cause enough of my countrymen to wake up, to snap out of whatever trance-like state it is that they must now be in. Because I don’t understand how anyone remain so unaware of the terrible trouble that we, as a country, are now in. Unless, perhaps, you choose to ignore that which is going on right in front of you because of some possible ulterior motivation.
Let’s face it, we have wild, and rather incendiary, threats now being directed at a man and his family and for what? Because a corrupt senator who, together with his son, is apparently in cahoots with the Red Chinese who want that piece of property? We have a government that is now collecting a record amount in taxes, and yet it’s still not enough to pay the bills that have been generated by our so-called leaders. We are gutting our military while at the same time our foes are accelerating their efforts to amass military forces that may very well surpass our own. And we, in this country, are sitting atop vast reserves of energy yet we leave them virtually untapped while at the same time we are paying more for gas and our utilities.
It has been on the watch of those now in charge that America has now effectively been reduced to being nothing than the laughing stock of the world. A world in which our friends feel that they are no longer able to trust us, and where our enemies now longer respect, nor fear, us. And that, my friends, is nothing short of a recipe for disaster, and what could be, at least potentially, a disaster on a very grand scale. And when seeking out the reason behind how it is that we came to be in this very unfamiliar position, it doesn’t take much time, and even less energy, to discover the cause. And while it can be said that there is much blame to go around, there is one man of whom it can be said deserves most of the blame. And sadly, that man is our president.
So where do we go from here? Will we choose to go anywhere from here, or simply allow our downward spiral to continue? We are rapidly running out of opportunities and can ill afford to squander even one. Come this November, we will have our next opportunity in our effort to at least slow the damage being done to our country. But the question that remains is do we possess the necessary will to even make such an attempt? Because besides the fact that we are in trouble, there is great sense of disillusion, and dare I say disappointment, with many of those seeking our vote. Many of us now question whether it’s really worth it, any longer, to vote for these people? There seem to be so few differences these days between what the parties seem to stand for.
But should we allow our sense of disillusionment to prevent us from at least trying to set things right, I’m afraid we would do so at our peril. We must summon every ounce of courage that will then enable us to standup to those who seem to be so determined to turn our country into their own personal kingdom. The fate of our country lies in our hands and if we simply choose to renege on our responsibility of safeguarding it for our children, then we will be sentencing them to a future spent living under an oppressive government. Individuals should not be permitted to make a career out of public office. And those who would now freely exhibit contempt towards those for whom they are supposed to serve, must, most definitely, be removed from office.
And like it or not, it’s we the people who have been the willing accomplices in the creating of this experiment in socialism that we are now being made to live out. If only we had been a bit more demanding of those whom we elected, and held them more to account for their many questionable deeds, we could have very easily avoided many, if not most, of the pitfalls that we have been made to suffer. But for whatever the reason, whether because we were on some government program, because we simply preferred not to work, or perhaps because we saw nothing wrong with the way our leaders were conducting our business, we chose to vote for those whom we had always voted for. And now we’re paying the price for our laziness.
If there’s anyone out there who may still possess any level of doubt that our government, under the strict guidance of Barry "Almighty", as well as the Democrats in Congress, can now be said to be running amuck, nothing should make that fact all the more painfully obvious than what continues to occur out in Nevada. Those in power think nothing of running roughshod over the people, and as is the case with the father and son duo of ‘Dingy’ and Rory Reid, and especially if it is to their own benefit. Mr. Bundy is doing what all of those who still believe in the Constitution should be doing, resisting. We should all be mad as hell, and unwilling to take it anymore. We must remind those in Washington of who it is that is in charge here!
And now ‘Dingy Harry’ has apparently seen fit to make threats, claiming that "something is going to happen" in order to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. ‘Dingy’ also said, "It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next." Reid made his little declaration to KSNV-TV. He added, "But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women." And then old ‘Dingy’ took things a step further by calling militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch "domestic violent terrorist-wannabes."
However, ‘Dingy’s’ fellow Nevada senator, Dean Heller, a Republican, seems to have a rather different take on the situation. He told KSNV that these militia members are "patriots" and took issue with how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) handled the situation. He went on to say, "I take more issues with the BLM coming in with a paramilitary army of individuals with snipers. I’m talking to people and groups that are there at the event. Your own government with sniper lenses on you. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable." The junior Nevada senator also stated that he wants congressional hearings held about BLM trying to round-up Bundy’s cattle. And we should not allow the fact that Democrats will surely unite against us, to prevent us from acting.
Mr. Bundy told KSNV, "I want to talk about the fact that they have this kind of authority and the ability to bully and to come in with 200 armed men into a situation like this. I would like to hav hearings. I want to find out who’s accountable for this," adding he wants to find out who "gave the marching orders." Armed campers are still guarding Bundy’s melon farm and cattle ranch more than a week after a tense standoff between gun-toting states’ rights advocates and BLM police over a roundup of Bundy cattle from public rangeland. The BLM backed off, citing safety concerns. They were faced with military-style AR-15 and AK-47 weapons trained on them from a picket line of citizen soldiers.
This ongoing dispute has laid bare the corruption that is rampant within our government with many now calling for the convening of a much needed debate regarding federal land ownership versus states’ rights in a Western region where the BLM controls vast stretches of rangeland. Because as amazing as this may sound, federal park, military and land agencies today control more than 85 percent of the land in Nevada, and that is something that should not be tolerate in a nation that is supposed to value private property rights.. In New York, by comparison, the figure is roughly 1 percent. "This would never happen in any state east of the Mississippi, because they own their own land," said Janine Hansen, a state’s rights advocate. This cannot be allowed to stand!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Like just about everything else he claims is in urgent need of attention, Barry likes to spend a great deal of his time talking about, as well as to spend billions of our tax dollars on, that which he claims to be is the next great threat to be faced by our world. And has his way of combating that threat, he has effectively declared war on any and all fossil fuels, unleashing his rather overzealous EPA to go after any potential ‘offender’, and by handing out billions of dollars to every green energy scammer that may come along.
And in the marking of such an auspicious occasion as the 44th Earth Day, Barry has decided to do so in a big way. You see, Barry will mark this year’s Earth Day by making what can only be described as the making of a rather impressive carbon footprint. Barry will be spending more than 15 hours on Air Force One and 15 minutes aboard the Marine One helicopter. Not including his motorcades in Oso, Washington, the site of a recent devastating mudslide, Barry’s trip will consume an estimated 35,565 gallons of fuel.
Now, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the statistics arm of the Department of Energy, the burning of each gallon of fuel produces 21.1 pounds of carbon dioxide. That would bring Barry’s Earth Day carbon grand total to more than 375.7 tons. The White House, of course, choose not respond to any questions about what measures it might be taking, you know like the planting of trees, for instance, to offset those emissions. So once again we see another example of, do as I say, not as I do.
Boeing's specifications for its 747 aircraft, which serves as Air Force One, include an estimate for fuel consumption of 5 gallons per mile. Tuesday's presidential travel will span more than 7,100 miles over two continents. Sikorsky, whose HV-3d Sea King helicopter flew Obama from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base, burns an additional 176.7 gallons of fuel per hour, requiring more than 44 gallons – about four times the size of a modern economy car's fuel tank – for the estimated 15-minute trip.
Oddly enough in celebration of Earth Day the White House issued some stupid little essay calling for renewed awareness of threats from global warming. It said, 'Our health, our economy, our security, and our planet’s future are once again threatened by pollution and environmental degradation.' And went on to declare, 'Our climate is changing, and that change is being driven by human activity. Every year, the United States pumps millions of tons of carbon dioxide pollution and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.' 'Earth Day is about taking action.'
But Barry's trip will have far more than simply an environmental cost, draining $228,288 from the taxpayer-funded U.S. Treasury for every hour it's in the air. The Air Force's estimate brings Barry’s total airfare to $3.47 Million. Barry is visiting the town of Oso, Washington, the site of a deadly March 22 mudslide. He will meet with victims' families as well as first responders before continuing on his trip to Tokyo which is scheduled to include a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and a visit with the nation's emperor and empress.
So once again we see who it is that are really the ones that must made to adjust their lifestyles because of some nonexistent threat ginned up by the likes of Barry. I mean he certainly hasn’t allowed it to interfere in his life. After all, he’s still taking family vacations, jetting wherever it is that he wants to go. He hasn’t been slowed down in the least by the fact that gas is now twice as much as it was when he first became president. And I’m quite sure that the thermostat in his residence is set wherever the bitch wants it set. So spare me the idiotic rhetoric.
It never ceases to amaze me the degree to which so many of those supposed journalists currently under the employ of our state controlled media complex slip into what borders on outright insanity whenever their beloved hero, Barry "Almighty", is referred to as being socialist in his political motivation. And they seem to get just as agitated whenever his policies are referred to as being socialist in nature as well as in substance. Such unprofessional behavior by those in whom we should be able to trust, exposes the level of bias that’s present.
Because let’s face it, if we were to use nothing else but the budget proposal he presented to Congress just last month, Barry’s politics could not be more obvious. Because it’s in that budget that Barry called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed upon the American people, and that’s not ‘propaganda’ that has as it source some group of rightwing group of extremists, that, my friends, is according to the analysis published by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Because, you see, it’s under that most recent proposal of Barry’s, that taxes would be seen to rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2014 up to 19.2 percent in 2024. And it’s during the ten years from 2015 to 2024 that federal taxation would average 18.7 percent GDP. America has never in its history been subjected to a ten-year stretch of taxation at such a level. So how else is there that one could possibly explain Barry’s determination to inflict upon the American people such a crushing level of taxation?
And if we look back in history for simply comparison purposes, we very quickly find just how extraordinary this level of taxation is. Because in the twelve fiscal years preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 1930 through 1941, federal taxation averaged 5.3 percent of GDP. In the five fiscal years encompassing U.S. involvement in World War II, 1942 through 1946, federal taxation averaged 16.1 percent of GDP. In the fiscal years since World War II, 1947 through 2013, federal taxation has averaged 17.1 percent of GDP.
It was in the period from fiscal 1992 through 2001, federal taxes averaged 18.3 percent of GDP. But in the last four years of that period, 1998 through 2001, the federal budget was in balance. In the twelve fiscal years from 2002 through 2013, federal taxes averaged 16.1 percent of GDP, or the same that they averaged during World War II. However, the federal government ran deficits in each of those twelve years. But last time I checked we were not involved in the equivalent of a World War, despite Barry’s attempts.
In all ten years from 2015 through 2024, under Obama's proposal, federal taxes would be higher than 18.3 percent of GDP. During the period of 1992 through 2011, there were only five straight years, 1997-2001, when federal taxes were higher than 18.3 percent of GDP. You’ll of course notice that it was during those years that we had yet another Democrat in the Oval Office. That would be ‘Slick Willie" who, to this day, takes great pleasure in spreading the lie that he alone was responsible for balancing the budget in four of those years.
And it’s under Barry’s budget proposal that the budget will never be balanced. But over the next ten years, the federal government would add $7.183 Trillion to its debt held by the public. While adding that $7.183 Trillion to the debt held by the public, Barry would increase taxes by $1.4 Trillion. So as I said, Socialism by any other name is still Socialism. And while his many media minions may disagree, that’s exactly what Barry is trying to force upon we the American people. It’s all part of his master plan to "fundamentally transform" America.
And as a bit of a side note here, another fact that I find rather distressing is the fact that so many in this country seem to be quite enamored with the fact that yet another very committed socialist, by the name of Hitlery Clinton, may yet declare that she intends to be in the running to be Barry successor. And that would be something that this country most definitely would not survive. Wouldn’t you think that after having witnessed firsthand the natural result of socialist policies that intelligent people would be in no hurry to elect another socialist? But apparently not.
Monday, April 21, 2014
You know, I’ve often found myself wondering what it must be like to be a Democrat. Because no matter how hard I try to see things as they do, I can’t. I mean, what is it that makes a person, or in this case an entire political party that oddly enough calls itself the Democratic Party, to so hate the country in which they live? And to hate it to the point of having no other desire, or purpose, than to leave no stone unturned, nor lie untold, in what has been their continuing effort to enslave their fellow Americans, to bring ‘the people’ under the ‘control’ of an all powerful federal government bureaucracy. What is it that drives them in their perverted effort to "fundamentally transform", to the point of being unrecognizable, from that which has worked quite well for over 200 years? And to then vehemently deny that that is what they desire and denounce those who make such claims as being nothing more than right-wing extremists.
Debbie Wizzerman Schultz was asked on this past Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press’, if this November’s midterm elections could be seen as being a referendum on Barry and his policies, and she was very quick to answer, "No, absolutely not." Thinking we’re stupid enough to believe her, she then went on to add, "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running." And then she was asked about those vulnerable Democrats who have criticized Barry's flawed healthcare law. Wizzerman Schultz’s response was nothing more than the regurgitation of current Democrat talking points. She said, "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what's also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of these incumbent members -- Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich -- they are all ahead of any of their Republican opponents."
But as is usually the case, she was far from finished in her spewing of her party’s propaganda. She went on to say, "And these Republicans are mired in a civil war where the Tea Party has won, and they are consistently nominating the most extremist candidates. And we're on offense in states as well, so you've got Georgia and Kentucky and even Mississippi where we have a very good chance to pick up both seats. So this election is going to be quite competitive all the way to the end, but we have to turn our voters out. That's the bottom line." When asked if Democrats are "excited" enough about Obamacare to get out and vote in November, Wizzerman Schultz said voter turnout is critical in every election. She said, "And I would and will match up our ground game and our turnout operation, which ran circles around the Republicans in 2012 and in 2008,any day of the week. We have senators across their country, House members."
And still she went on saying, "There's 14 open seats in the House, 11 of which Democrats have an advantage, only three of which you would say the -- lean more to the GOP in terms of advantage. You have the Republican Party, who was strangled by the tea party. They are weighed down by Republicans primaries in which the Tea Party candidates are the likely winners." And she finally concluded by saying, "And we have countless elections now that Democrats have won because the Republicans have nominated extremists that they're voters reject, and that's the advantage we will have going into this election." Personally, I’m sure if this was an attempt by Ms. Wizzerman Schultz to convince herself, or those watching. Because that what lies ahead for the Democrats this November is likely to be very different from the image she attempted to create here. But none the less, I’m sure we’ll be hearing much the same in the months to come.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Once again we see our ‘Dear Beloved Leader’ demonstrate that it is politics that trumps the needs of the American people. Whether it the jobs it would create or the possibility it would lower the price of gallon of gas, that has now doubled since this ass has been in office, Barry has, as he has with some of the more politically sensitive aspects of Obamacare, has simply chosen to delay the making of any sort of a decision regarding construction of the Keystone XL pipeline out to beyond the next election. So once again the American people are left high and dry by this guy.
It was as recently as this past Friday that Barry said that he plan now is to extend review of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is nothing more than a procedural punt designed to put off a decision until after midterms. There were howls of protest from both Republicans and Democrats who want the project approved. State Department officials cited ongoing litigation in Nebraska over the pipeline’s route, and said more time was needed to allow for comment. It’s just another lame excuse on what has become a very long list of many.
The indecision over the northern leg of TransCanada’s pipeline, which would connect the tar sands of Alberta to oil refineries and export facilities in Texas, has dragged on for nearly six years, and the debate has put Barry in a tough spot with supporters, some of whom are pushing for the the job-creating project, and nutjob environmentalist wackos who are vehemently opposed. And I’m quite sure the fact that some of the Democrats’ big Hollywood donors remain quite opposed to the pipeline also played a role in Barry’s decision to not decide.
House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement released by his office, "This delay is shameful." The statement went on to say, "With tens of thousands of American jobs on the line and our allies in Eastern Europe looking for energy leadership from America, it’s clear there is little this administration isn’t willing to sacrifice for politics. This job-creating project has cleared every environmental hurdle and overwhelmingly passed the test of public opinion, yet it’s been blocked for more than 2,000 days." But he too is only thinking of the politics of the issue.
Democrat, Sen. Mary Landrieu called the delay "irresponsible, unnecessary and unacceptable." Landrieu added, "By making it clear that they will not move the process forward until there is a resolution in a lawsuit in Nebraska, the administration is sending a signal that the small minority who oppose the pipeline can tie up the process in court forever," Landrieu said. "There are 42,000 jobs, $20 billion in economic activity and North America's energy security at stake." But let’s not forget that Landrieu is in a tough reelection battle so will say absolutely anything now.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a statement reported by Politico, said the delay only shows "It is crystal clear that the Obama administration is simply not serious about American energy and American jobs." The statement we on to say, "Here’s the single greatest shovel-ready project in America — one that could create thousands of jobs right away — but the President simply isn’t interested. Apparently radical activists carry more weight than Americans desperate to get back on the job."
Nebraska Republican Rep. Lee Terry, whom Politico described as one of the pipeline’s biggest supporters in Congress, made an excellent point, slamming Barry's "audacity to stand at the podium at the White House press office and lecture Republicans in Congress about the need to make tough decisions." He went on say, "But today, he punted a tough decision in the name of political expediency." And Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called the delay "a stunning act of political cowardice." All our very fitting responses to Barry’s apparent willingness to do nothing.
But Barry’s decision not to decide just yet could also put him at odds with Canadian politicians who also want to see an end to these endless delays and indecision. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office was "disappointed that politics continue to delay a decision," his spokesman said. And I’m sure we all heard the stories that how Barry’s unwillingness to shit or get off the pot when it comes to this pipeline could force Canada into redirecting their product away from America and to China. But Barry has left them with no choice.
But the environmentalist-wackos, as you can imagine, were heartened by Barry’s inaction. Jane Kleep, director of Bold Nebraska, a progressive advocacy group, insisted the new delay in the project "is yet more proof this project is not permit-able and not in our national interest." She said litigation before the Nebraska Supreme Court will likely not be settled until about January 2015 – and that South Dakota’s permit granted for the pipeline expires this June 20, which means TransCanada would have to reapply for a state permit afterward.
This latest delay comes just a week after a group of 11 Senate Democrats, five of whom are looking to get re-elected this year urged Barry to make up his mind by May 31. They included Landrieu, as well as Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and Mark Warner, all of them up for re-election. All were backers of the Keystone project. "This decision must not drag on into the summer," the letter urged. Democrat Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Jon Tester and John Walsh, also signed the plea.
Ya know, for a guy the Democrats like to parade around as being just so darn smart, and especially smarter than his predecessor, I just don’t see it. But what his is, though, is the most devious, conniving, dishonest individual who has ever been in his position. While millions of Americans are being forced to contend with rapidly escalating energy bills, this pathetic loser does nothing but to kowtow to his big money donors. He’s our president in name only, in reality he’s nothing but fraud, undeserving of our trust, our respect or our support.
Friday, April 18, 2014
After having now been on the job for more than five years he has had more than enough time to fix things. Reagan did it in far less time. So is anyone surprised by the fact that more than half of all Americans say that they have virtually no confidence in Barry "Almighty's" ability to improve the nation's sagging economy, according to a new Gallup poll. But again, to have confidence in him to fix the economy, you must first believe that he actually ‘wants’ to fix it. And he most definitely does not!
This most recent survey found that the majority of survey respondents said they had little or no confidence in Barry making effective economic decisions, which was up 15 percentage points from previous surveys. On the flip side of that, only 42 percent said they believe that he even has the economic skills needed. Even that figure was a new low for Barry, and matches his current overall approval rating. Let’s be honest, what does a community agitator know about economics.
Generally speaking over the course of his reign Barry has hovered in the 50-to-57 percent approval range on the economy issue since his first year in the White House. That year, 71 percent of Americans told Gallup that they actually had confidence in Barry's ability to improve the economy. But that was before we all got to experience, first hand, just how much of a socialist this guy really is. We learned that when he’s speaking about the economy, or anything else, he’s simply lying.
Because the truth of the matter is that this guy came into office on a mission, a mission to destroy our free market based capitalist system. His purpose was to make it look as bad, as corrupt and as unfair as he could hoping then that people would then begin clamoring for something better, something more fair. And Barry could then produce just what the doctor ordered, European style socialism. And the basis for my making such a claim has nothing to do with his skin color, only his politics.
I’m sure most would have very little trouble remembering his threat that if elected he would set about to "fundamentally transform" America. What the Hell did anyone think he was talking about? And in looking around us today, we see the increased cost of energy, how the price of gas has doubled and how each trip to the grocery is more costly than the one before it. And we see the number of people now living off the government and who have now left the workforce.
The level of success that he has thus far been able to achieve is really quite striking and his drive to destroy our economy has created what can only be described as being a disastrous ripple effect, but it was just the ripple effect that he was hoping to bring about. And yet where are the demands to open up more federal lands for drilling, where are the demands to reduce, instead of increase, the mind numbing number of regulations that only serve to stifle job creation?
What he seems so determined to inflict upon this country is an economic and political theory that simply does not work, and has never worked anywhere it has ever been attempted. It has succeeded in creating nothing more than abject misery for all but the very rich, of which Barry is now one. And yet he insists on pushing forward with its implementation. Why? Is it because he hates this country so much? And still many in this country continue to be quite willing to make excuses for him.
And to resort to calling those of us who chose to disagree with him or to criticize his policies, ‘racists’ not only reveals the obvious weakness of the accuser’s position but it would seem to me that it also serves to dilute the meaning of the word, a word that should be reserved for those truly deserving. But that’s where we are today. Opposing opinions, if directed at Barry "Almighty" or members of his party, are not to be tolerated. All others, or so it would appear, are fair game.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
While there are very few things in this world that can be said to be certain, apparently at least one of those things is our inability to trust as being true, pretty much anything that our current president may say, and on nearly any topic on which he may choose to speak. From Obamacare to the current state of our constantly recovering economy to our bogus unemployment numbers to the need for taxes to be raised ever higher or to our need to combat ‘global warming’ by wasting billions of dollars on ‘green energy’, most of us now agree that Barry is lying to us every time he opens his mouth.
So when it was then that a recently released Fox poll asked respondents, "How much do you trust President Obama?", and what we found out was, "not very much." And I would venture to guess that that fact has very little to do with the color of his skin. This poll found that 61 percent of respondents in the poll said Barry lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then. It was only 15 percent who believe the president is completely truthful. I would doubt that many of those who make up that 15 percent watch MSNBC.
What comes as being no surprise here is the fact that Republicans were far more likely to believe Barry is a liar, with 85 percent of respondents saying that he lies some or most of the time. But among those Democrats who were asked the same question, it was only 31 percent who could bring themselves to say that Barry is always truthful. Those were probably Barry’s black supporters. One particular point of interest was the fact that independents were slightly more likely to believe Barry lies at least some of the time, 63 percent, compared with 61 percent for the total sample.
So here we are now faced with a rather peculiar dilemma of being able to believe only a very little, if anything, of what we are told by our president. And lying seems to be something that this guy rather enjoys doing. And let’s face it, after having been made to tolerate this dirtbag now for 5 long years, there’s really no reason to be surprised by this current revelation. Because in the first place socialists like Barry must always lie about what it is they wish to accomplish, otherwise they would face the risk of being voted out of office long before being able to actually get it done.
And yes I suppose an argument can be made that all politicians lie. And there is a lot of truth to that accusation. But few, other than maybe old ‘Slick Willie’, lie as often or are able to lie as convincingly as does Barry "Almighty". And by his so doing, Barry serves not only to demonstrate the blatant disrespect that he has for the office that he holds, but also for the people, whether the voted for him or not, who elected him to that office. But, at the end of the day I suspect that such trivial things matter very little to someone like Barry. He sees himself as simply being above all that.
But I’m here to tell you, if we continue on our present course we will, and most assuredly so, join the ranks of those who will never know what it means to be free. And sadly those whom we should be able to count on, and to trust, to be sounding the alarm bells, are now in cahoots with those determined to wipeout those few freedoms that we still possess. And what sort of perplexes me is the fact that all of those who seem to be rooting for this process to continue, also seem to think that once we have all essentially become wards of the state their lives will somehow be made to be so much better. But they are sadly mistaken.
And I’ll tell you right now, the only way that we will ever be able to save this great republic of ours is for us to aside our petty differences and band together as Americans, refusing to be categorized, be it as blacks, gays, women, young, old or whatever. And if we just can’t bring ourselves to do that, then I’m afraid it will cast in stone the only way this story can end, that being with the social, fiscal and economic collapse of America. So I guess I’m more than a little curious about why it is that so many Americans seem to think that a bigger and more powerful government is the answer. Because it definitely is NOT!
And so I think it can now be safely said that our government is officially out of control. And when something like that is allowed to take place, there is absolutely no upside for the citizenry. We have allowed ourselves to be convinced, for whatever the reason, be it out of ignorance, laziness or some misplaced sense of entitlement, to willingly hand over to those on power more and more of our individual liberties. And what many of us seem to have forgotten is that once you choose to relinquish your freedom, there will be no hope of ever getting it back. But apparently many Americans think that it’s a fair exchange.
I’d be curious to know, as a for instance, if those who are in favor of being able to marry their same-sex partners, what freedoms would you be willing to give up in exchange for that ‘right’? Because, make no mistake, it most definitely come with a price. So I hope it’ll be worth it to you. Look, whether or not our country survives, and right now that survival is very much in question, will be determined by what "We the People" see as being OUR top priority. And if doing all that we can to protect our freedoms is not our top priority, then we choose to doom ourselves, as well as our children, to a life spent in servitude and enslavement.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Well I can only assume that old Hank must be in pretty desperate need for some publicity. Because now come claims that the offices of the Atlanta Braves were supposedly flooded with all manner racist letters, emails and phone calls attacking Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat Barry to the Ku Klux Klan. And I’m quite sure that we’re all expected to believe that all of those letters, emails and phone calls came only from irate Republicans, when it fact I wouldn’t be the least bit surprise to find out that they most likely all came from racist Democrats.
Look, I think we all understand quite well how it is that Democrats play this little game of racial politics. And in making his original statement, besides revealing his own ignorance, Aaron also demonstrated the fact that he’s more than willing to side with the political party that has inflicted more pain on the black community and that also created not only slavery, but Jim Crow laws, segregation and the Ku Klux Klan. Aaron is obviously another black who puts a priority on race above all else. So I guess it matters not that Barry is destroying our country, all that matters is that he’s black!
And then we had some imbecilic journalist for that liberal rag USA Today, Bob Nightengale, who, I guess, saw it as being his job to come riding to Aaron’s defense. He claimed the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the supposed racist onslaught that the black star faced back in 1974 when he finally managed to break Babe Ruth’s home-run record. Which by the way, would have been far more impressive had he been able to do it in the same number of, or fewer, at bats than Ruth had to accomplish that feat and not the few thousand more that it took him. But I digress.
We’re told that one bigoted writer by the name of Edward, and who is probably a Democrat, wrote an email to the Braves’ front office with several expletives and racial slurs contained it, according to The Washington Post. Another supposed baseball fan named Marion called Aaron "a racist scumbag." And then there was Mark who called Aaron a "classless racist" while a writer named David said he planned to burn Aaron’s "I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story" autobiography. Of course we have no idea if these claims are true, and cannot question the claims by asking for proof.
On the 40th anniversary of his home-run record, Aaron said, "Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts." Ya know, for this guy to say something that’s so blatantly false, is really quite pathetic. The opposition that Barry has faced, and continue to face, has nothing whatsoever to do with his skin color, and Aaron knows that. It’s all about his ideology.
The fact of the matter is that Barry is a devoted socialist and has spent the last five years putting this country very firmly on the road to fiscal and economic ruin. And by making the sort of claims that he has, Aaron comes out looking the fool and as nothing more than a puppet of the Democrat Party. And in referring to current race relations in the country, he added, "We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements. But we still have a long ways to go in the country." Here once again this fool makes clear, just like Barry, just how much he truly hates this country.
And in an effort to prove his idiotic point, Aaron cited the decrease in U.S.-born black baseball players as evidence of modern-day structural racism. Ok, so I guess Mr. Aaron would have major league teams go out and hire black players even if they suck? According to USA today there are only 67 black players in the major leagues, with three teams not represented by a single African-American player: the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals. I have no idea if that’s true and I have neither the time nor the inclination to verify it. It simply doesn’t matter to me.
What does matter to me is that we have racist clones out there doing all that they can to inflame and incite as much racial hatred as they can. And for that they deserve nothing more than the purest form of condemnation. We’re told that we are not allowed to criticize Barry, or his policies, and if we choose to do so we will be labeled as being racists. So we are warned to do so at our own risk. Well look, I am not going to sit silently by while this socialist drone does his best to destroy the country that I spent 24 years of my life defending. So if speaking out makes me a racist, SO BE IT!!
When I came across a recent interview that old Mike Bloomberg provided to the New York Times I couldn’t help but bust right out laughing. I always get a bit of kick out of these progressives who seem to think that those things which they view as having been their good deeds, but are in fact just the opposite, will somehow earn for them entrance into the place that, in their hearts, they don’t really believe even exists. So what they view as being their ticket into Heaven is their perception that we common folk must be taken care of because we’re simply incapable of taking care of ourselves.
So having said that, I think we can safely say that the ex-mayor of New York City would seem to be exhibiting that which we see from most of his kind, that is the suffering from delusions. Mikey seems to be under the rather bizarre impression that because of all the ‘good’ deeds that he has done, he has now earned the right to enter Heaven. He’s kidding, right? Because how is it that someone who has spent their entire political life supporting efforts to enslave millions of his fellow citizens to an increasingly oppressive government, in any way deserves to spend an eternity anywhere else but in Hell?
Mikey’s latest supposed ‘good’ deed again makes clear how he feels compelled to protect us from ourselves. He has pledged to spend $50 million this year in an effort to push gun control. You see, Mikey is another one of those who seem to think that all one has to do to gain entry into Heaven is to spend a sufficient amount of money on what one deems as being a good cause. Now whether or not anyone else views it that way is irrelevant. As is whether or not the beneficiaries of said good deed are adversely effected. Making yourself feel good by hurting others doesn’t qualify one for entry into Heaven.
Old Mike was a bit introspective as he spoke during this interview. At the time of the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at the ripe old age of 72. We can only hope that it won’t be all that much longer before he finally leaves this Earth, moving on to join the many friends of his that have already moved on and are now waiting to greet him with open arms in that place of eternal torment. So there no need to worry about old Mike, he’s sure to be surrounded by all manner of friends and acquaintances upon his arrival.
And yet if Mike somehow senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he appears to be quite certain about what awaits, or should be awaiting, him when Judgment Day comes. And it’s what ‘he’ apparently sees as being his final destination that I find hysterical. Because it’s in pointing to his work on such things as gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, that he then said with a grin: "I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close." I think old Mike has lost it.
As for his new gun control push, Mike tells the paper that he wants gun rights advocates to fear him. Ah yes, spoken like a man who is truly deserving of being escorted into Heaven. Because making people fear you is a surefire way to get there. Mike, you see, in making his first major political investment since leaving office, is now planning to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association (NRA). Hopefully it will be one colossal waste of money.
Mike said gun control advocates need to learn from the N.R.A. and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda, even Democrats whose positions otherwise align with his own. "They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’ " he said of the N.R.A. " ‘If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’ "He added: "We’ve got to make them afraid of us." I fail to understand how a guy who is so willing to tell such blatant lies can at the same time think he has earned his way into Heaven.
Let’s face it. His rather warped notion that government somehow has the ‘right’ to insert itself wherever and whenever it wants into the private lives of the American people has essentially earned for him nothing more than to join those destined to spend an eternity tending to the fires of Hell. And for him to actually think that his sort of twisted mentality has earned for him entrance through the Pearly Gates, clearly demonstrates that he is either quite delusional or simply insane. No Mike, I’m afraid it won’t be Heaven that is likely to be your ultimate destination, but instead somewhere much, much warmer.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
According to Joe Scarborough, who enjoys referring to himself as being a conservative, and is a commentator over on that ratings juggernaut of an opinion channel MSNBC, it is simply not a conservative stance for people to "wrap themselves around" the cause of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his dispute with the federal government over grazing rights. Now I’d really like to know who this guy thinks he is that he feels he can tell me what is, or is not, a conservative stance. He’s really nothing more than a fraud. He’s no conservative, he only plays one on TV.
It was Mr. Bundy who stared down 200 federal agents of the Bureau of Land Management over the weekend, as he watched agents seize 400 head of his cattle. The proper way to handle the issue, according to Scarborough, was through the court system. That would be true were it not for the fact that Democrats have essentially flooded the courts with all manner of activist judges, judges who can no longer be counted on to do that which they were appointed to do, that is to interpret the Constitution AS IT IS WRITTEN not as how they wish it were written.
Scarborough said, "Anybody that calls himself conservative and tries to wrap themselves around this cause where the federal government has land, you go to the courts, you do it legally, and every court decides that you don't have a right to graze on federal land without paying the United States government for that right is not conservative." Like I said, our judiciary has for the most part been pretty thoroughly infiltrated by progressive ideologues who care far more about advancing the leftist agenda than they do in safeguarding the sanctity of our Constitution.
People should "attach another label to it" if they defend Bundy's actions, Scarborough said. It's not a conservative position to "ignore one judge after another judge after another judge after another ruling after another ruling," he said. It should come as no surprise that he’s a member of the bizarre cadre of Matthews, Sharpton, Maddow and Schultz. Quite the gaggle of imbeciles. Scarborough, who is I’m told a former Florida congressman, said the dispute was a cut-and-dried choice between paying the federal government money or having cattle seized. Not so!
As the standoff intensified April 9 Bundy's son, Ammon, was allegedly tased by federal agents. The rancher's sister also said she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by a federal parks ranger. Federal officials did back down over the weekend. Scarborough said it was possible the government went too far, but maintained the decision in the courts should prevail. "Did the federal government overreach? Perhaps they did in their reaction. There was an overreaction to this. But, at the same time, the courts have decided," he said. Our courts are a joke.
One final thing here. I’m really getting tired of all these wanna-be conservatives trying to define for me what it means to be ‘conservative’. And did you ever notice how it is with these people that they are always rather selective when it comes to them identifying themselves as conservative? And it’s people like this who seem determined to slow whatever forward progress there is to be made in advancing conservatism. They constantly spew their own brand of drivel in what is nothing more than a blatant attempt to sabotage the conservative agenda. It’s best if we just ignore them.
These days it seems that no matter in which direction I turn, our nation and our Constitution is under assault. And the perpetrators are, in large part, those who have chosen to follow a man who is the most despicable individual ever to be elected to his high office. And it is because him, and those who are so devoted to him, that they have now embarked on a path that has them working feverishly to bring about the demise of the freest nation in all of human history. And it is with great sadness that I must report that we have far too who few seem to be willing to raise a finger to stop any of it.
This latest assault to which I refer is a plan that is now, and very stealthily so, making its way through state legislatures and with what can rightfully be called astonishing speed. It is a plan that would end the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. This plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect.
So far there are nine states and the District of Columbia, casting at total 136 electoral votes who have thus far joined together. So these enemies of the Constitution are already halfway to the 270 needed to put their compact into effect. The ratifying states are: Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Vermont, California, and Rhode Island. Both houses in New York have passed it and it's on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. Blue states all, so it becomes readily apparent who it is that make up these forces of darkness behind this insidious plan.
But it has also already passed in the House in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon. These states, plus New York, represent 107 votes. And when combined with those who have already acted these enemies of freedom are up to 242 votes, or just 28 short of the 270 that they need. And who is it that is pushing so hard for this sinister plan to become a reality? Well that should really come as being no surprise. Because all of those who are behind this covert attack on this nation, also voted for Barry "Almighty".
And something else that should come as no surprise is the fact that the funding for this attack on our Constitution is coming, at least in part, from the Center for Voting and Democracy, a George Soros-funded election group. So while ‘Dingy Harry’ Reid stands on the floor of the U.S. Senate and essentially slander the Koch brothers, the real villain here also happens to be a very big supporter of the Democrats and their many socialist causes, and one who is more than willing to use his vast resources in assisting them in their drive to destroy our country. Again none other that George Soros.
Essentially, what is being attempted here equates to being nothing more than an end-run around the regular constitutional amending process. Rather than securing a two-thirds majority of each house of Congress and three-quarters of the states, this proposal would take effect when a simple majority approves it. So why is it that the Democrats are pushing this plan? It’s quite simply really, Democrats usually see a smaller percentage of their people go to the polls than do the Republicans. They figure why beat the drums to get a high turnout in a state that is known to go Democrat anyway?
But, if it's the popular vote that matters, the big city machines can do their thing, with devastating effectiveness. And are they perhaps planning to take things even further by allowing noncitizens to vote? If the Popular Vote Movement succeeds, there will be nothing to stop them and everything to gain by doing so. The Constitution does not require that the franchise be limited to citizens. It's up to the states. If the popular vote is all that matters, won’t many blue states simply bulk up their popular vote totals by letting noncitizens vote? I’m pretty sure that we all know the answer to that question.
Historically, there have been several states that have allowed noncitizens to vote. The last to do so was Arkansas, and it repealed its law back in 1926. The Harvard Political Review reminds us that noncitizen voting was "once commonly accepted in the United States." California and other blue states have been moving to obliterate the difference between citizens and noncitizens, letting even illegal immigrants serve on juries or become lawyers. The insanity of doing so is beyond description. It’s all nothing more than an attempt to dismantle that which has stood for over 200 years.
And as is always the case there are those few RINOs who are supporting this plan, providing sufficient window dressing that the Democrats need in moving forward with their plan. These ‘establishment Republicans’ naively dismiss the possibility that any state would ever let illegal immigrants and other noncitizens vote. But why? If the Democrats can steal the White House by doing so, why wouldn’t they do it? Of course they would! And to assume otherwise is either an act of complete stupidity or worse, proof of their being complicit in this barbaric attempt to gut our Constitution.
So at the end of the day if the Republican Party is going to do nothing to derail this plot against our nation, than once again it will fall to We the People to put a swift end to this madness. We MUST gather our forces and work together in preventing these communists, who are continually allowed to refer to themselves as Democrats, from ravaging our political system. They hate this country and because of that they must be stopped, and by any means necessary. What this is is nothing more than a blatant attempt to rig the ballot box. It’s banana republic tactics unbefitting the United States of America.