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Budget debacle

There is a point that needs to be made in reference to the entire budget debacle. We’ve heard all the hysteria about the debt ceiling, we’ve been treated for weeks to the spectacle of Congressmen and women hurling insults at each other, at their respective parties, at the other political party, at other entities (Tea Party, CBO, Treasury Department for example). We, the American people have had our intelligence insulted and dismissed and had our integrity questioned. One point however remains in the lock box apparently.

The one person who’s promised to stop any action moving forward to get our fiscal house back in order, including raising the debt ceiling, unless he get’s what he wants is, guess who???????????

That would be President Barak Hussein Obama. What does he want? What is the most important part of his agenda in all of this? Is it the creation of jobs. Is it encouraging business to stay in the U.S.? Is it making sure we as a country meet our responsibilities? No. His focus is making sure that what ever we have to do after we put the bandaid on this problem doesn’t come due until AFTER the election in 2012. If this is such a problem, if it’s so bad we have to do something immediately why would we wait for a year to get something real and substantive done?

If I were a cynic (and I am) I would worry that “he who would be King’s” only interest in this crisis is figuring out how to shift the blame to the other party and making sure he doesn’t have to actually do anything that would irritate his base. He wants to make sure his supporters don’t have any more reasons to mistrust him. The black middle class is hanging on by their fingernails. In C.A. illegal immigrants are leaving to chase the American dream in, of all place Mexico. Their jobless rate is 4.9 while here in the U.S ours is 9.4. It’s really bad when the rats start leaving the ship. It usually means the ship is listing and going under in short order. Obama is becoming desperate because his plan to “substantially change America” is taking more time then he suspected. The Tea Party and other right leaning activists and movements have taken up more of the debate and have slowed the march of socialistic communism to a crawl and the American people are finally starting to wake up. None of that sit’s well with our “fearful leader”.

Obama was a coward when he was elected and nothing has changed. He has no experience or integrity on which to draw. He is a political hack with delusions of relevancy. He is also the consummate politician and like all animals in that species, the first most salient ideal is “how can this profit me.” The president will continue to bang that drum until next November, when hopefully the people will have woken up and sent BHO and his cabal back to Chicago, where he can throw his fortune in with his good, good friend and cohort Rahm.

I hope Barry finds a decent mosque to attend. He could use some inspiration.

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Today on the floor of the Senate Senator John (never met a democratic proposal he didn’t like) McCain quoted the Wall Steet Journal:

The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.

For those of you not fortunate enough to have read or seen Lord of the Rings allow me to enlighten you. The Hobbits of the Shire did not go out to fight the forces of evil. They stayed “safe” within the shire, believing that there was no real evil outside their borders and if there was the dwarves, humans and elves would take care of it. After all it’s wasn’t THEIR fight. When the forces of Mordor fell upon them they were quite surprised because you see, Saron was just a myth. A fairy tale told to children to get them to behave. This has the patina of liberalism, those who believe in nothing but what they can touch, see or hear except for Global Warming, of course. Intelligent design takes so much more faith than the Big Bang….. Really?

No it was four Hobbits who left the shire in the Company of Heroes. They survived battles, capture, they saw their leader taken from them, they were betrayed by those they trusted and still they soldiered on. In the end it was the smallest Hobbit, the gardener, who saved them all after his friend was corrupted by the Ring. Did he leave his friend behind? No, he saved him as well. Integrity as always was the underpinning of the success of the venture not just for the Hobbits but the others in their company as well.

So thank you Senator for comparing Tea Party folks to Hobbits. Those four Hobbits saved their world just as members of the Tea Party are trying desperately to save ours. It is a privilege to stand with them and there is no room for the mendacious, disgraceful, greedy, dishonest, disingenuous members of your political cabal. Those who won’t stand for truth, integrity and liberty are a hiss and a byword, and stand rejected.

Oh, and one last thing. How dare you, you who single handedly surrendered the Presidency to a man with no experience, no honor and no integrity make slanderous comments about ANY other candidate.

Again from the WSJ McCain quoted:

This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees. The reality is that the debt limit will be raised one way or another, and the only issue now is with how much fiscal reform and what political fallout.

You dare to call people who stood up to both parties and got trashed for it, who acted with integrity and refused to concede defeat until victory was no longer possible, names. Mendacity sir, unmitigated mendacity.

You sir are no Samwise Gamgee nor are you an Aragon. You, do however bear a striking resemblance to Wormtongue.

“A witless worm you have become. Therefore be silent, and keep your forked tongue behind your teeth.” -Gandalf to Grima Wormtongue

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Don’t make lemonade.

At least don’t make it in;
Midway Georgia
Tulane California
Portland Oregon
Montgomery County, Maryland

To be fair in the Portland case a city official apologized and she was allowed to reopen, but in the Maryland case the parents were fined $500.

I don’t know about you but if I lived in the above mentioned communities I would be sure to spend my money outside the city/county boundaries as well as make sure when the chief of police or Mayor or whatever city official is responsible for overseeing these nimrods is up for election they do not return to the public trough.

If the police and city/county inspectors have so little to do that they have to hustle lemonade stands, sno cone stands et al, maybe the local government should downsize and save the citizens a little of their hard earned cash.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Edmund Burke
Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 – 1797)

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