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Au revoir

I’m done for now. Had enough. Not interested in the world, in it’s steady march to destruction. I think I’ll quilt, or maybe play video games or visit the grandchildren.

There has to be more to life than the constant barrage of hate and discontent that spews from the politically aware on both sides of the aisle, by the way. While my sweet spouse will continue to fight the good fight at least for now I’m on hiatus again. Somewhat like “what’s his name” from Green Bay who kept retiring, except I have a wonderful warm feeling in my heart (which I know to be the Holy Spirit) that this is the right decision for me.

To those of you who come occasionally, thanks for visiting. To my friends, we won’t say good bye but as the French say au revoir.

Good luck and God bless you.

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Republicans, the one’s shut out of the decision making process for the last 6 years (up until January of this year 2011) are going to CRIPPLE America.  Really? That’s where this president wants to go now.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.9
percent), adult women (8.0 percent), teenagers (25.4 percent), whites
(8.0 percent), blacks (16.7 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed
little or no change in August. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.1 percent,
not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
and
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was
about unchanged at 6.0 million in August and accounted for 42.9 percent of the
unemployed. (See table A-12.) Report
and not ONE job was created in August 20011.

Pardon the expression but America is already crippled. The criminal lack of leadership by this administration who couldn’t create a job due to the fact that none of them have a clue as to how to do so because they’ve never actually worked or owned or managed anything in their lives.  Only 7 % of the Cabinet have any business experience outside government or the law profession.  Hence why they think that if you water the ground with money jobs will simply grow, like weeds. Thanks in large part to the dismal liberal leadership in the government, before January, and in the Senate since then, the currant administration has hounded, regulated, and taxed the American business community not just into crippling inactivity but almost to death.

The annual cost of regulation—$1.75 trillion by one frequently cited estimate—represents twice the amount of individual income taxes collected last year. Overall, from the beginning of the Obama Administration to mid-fiscal year (FY) 2011, regulators have imposed $38 billion in new costs on the American people, more than any comparable period on record. Consider Washington’s red tape to be a hidden tax. Report

Republicans plan to cripple America?  How exactly do they plan to do this? I know they want to get rid of ridiculous regulations, free businesses from onerous taxation, and repeal the greatest boondoggle in the history of the world “Obamacare”.

Here’s what families have to look forward under our fearless leaders health care plan to.

* If your household income is $66,000 a year, slightly above the national average, Obama’s healthcare bill will require you to spend 12 percent of your income — about $8,000 a year or almost $700 a month — to buy health insurance before you get any federal subsidy. * Even those making less will have to reach deep into their meager resources to satisfy Obama’s statutory requirement. Families scraping by on only $44,0000 a year will have to pay 7 percent of their income (about $3,000) on insurance.- The Hill

It’s no wonder businesses aren’t hiring.  With the insecurity attached to the presidents “fair and balanced plan” we get items such as this;

No matter the size of his firm, if he or his workers earn around $30,000 to $100,000 and get coverage through one of the new health insurance exchanges, their implicit marginal tax rates will jump from around 30-40 percent all the way up to 60-75 percent!

In many cases, if his employees get a raise or work more hours, ObamaCare will leave them with less take-home pay, because the higher earnings will cause them to lose thousands of dollars in subsidies. Their implicit marginal tax rate will exceed 100 percent!  –Cato.

No matter how you slice this Nancy Pelosi, and her cabal in the House (before January) who rubber stamped everything and I do mean EVERY LITTLE THING the administration whispered in her craggy ear and her partner in crime Dingy Harry Reid in the Senate and the current resident of 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. have their sticky little fingers all over this new recession/depression. From the bank failure and bailouts to the massive land grabs to the unwillingness to shut off the glut of illegal immigrants (sorry I’m mean future Democratic voters) to new and costlier regulations and taxes on the citizenry, these people, the card carrying members of the Liberal coven, have indeed crippled America.

We have no other option.  They have left us with no other choice.  Come November 2012 we too must MARCH, to the polls.  We need to organize and  mobilize, unmask and debunk, educate and enlighten our fellow citizens.  At every opportunity we should remind others of the sheer unmitigated incompetence of the current crop of liberal inmates running the asylum.

It’s past time to find some adults to put in charge so that the teenagers can go back to protesting every little thing, pouting because they didn’t get their way and mooning over George Clooney and Rachel Maddow. It is way past time to get an adult in the White House who won’t embarrass us just by opening his mouth, whose first lady won’t decide she’s the nations “buttinsky” who will leave parents and their children alone to make whatever choices they desire. Someone who will fill their cabinet with experts instead of “past drips under pressure” or political cronies, who’s experience in the business of America wouldn’t fit on a gnats small toe.  Oh and one other important thing, someone who wouldn’t make the choice of vice president as a life insurance policy. You know the guy NO ONE in their right minds would want to see in the Oval Officer should something happen to the President.

That’s the guy we need in the White House with his finger on the red button.  I’m not sure we have one of those in any party but that my friends is what and who we need.


					

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Trouble in Perrydise

(I’d like to note that there are no ad hominem attacks here.  I might not care for the Governor but those kinds of sentiments just negate one’s argument not buttress it, and the Daily Kos this is not)

Governor Perry  can’t turn things around on his record. 80% of the jobs created in Texas went to immigrants 40% or more went to ILLEGALS.  He’s the governor of Texas, close the borders, expel the criminals, stop the trafficing of human beings.  Except he agrees with Obama and is against the Arizona law that would force the state to enforce Federal law at the border.  Go figure?  And lets not even go to instate tuition for illegal immigrants.  Heartless I may be but I refuse to subsidize college tuition for criminals when my own children are in debt up to their eyeballs because they wanted/needed to go to college.  So I should tell my youngest child, “Sorry Mom and Dad can’t afford to send you to college.  They are paying too much in taxes to send illegal immigrants to school instead.  You can get a job at McDonalds or maybe something in the yard work or roofing industry.”

That’s not to mention his willingness to make medical test subject of young Texas girls with the whole HPV debacle. The fact that his former chief of staff is/was a lobbyist for Merc the company that developed the shots and that Merc gave him 30,000 dollars not 5,000 as claimed. When you’re running for president there can be no hint of backroom deals.  Not any more. People are wise to that nonsense. On top of all of this is the reality that in Texas girls and their parents have no real choice about the vaccine.  They can of course OPT OUT but unless they are paying very close attention their daughters are vaccinated before they even know about it.
(there should be a break here but wordpress won’t do it. Sorry)
Then there’s his position on Social Security as a ponzi scheme.  He has yet to address what the country is going to do with millions of senior citizens who can no longer work but who still surprisingly have to eat, pay rent or a mortgage, clothe themselves not to mention medical care.  If you’ve ever owned a car for longer than 4 years you understand that the older it gets the more work has to be done on it.  Just like the human body. So what’s he going to do about that?
Sorry, I’m just not feeling it.  This is a candidate I would have to hold my nose to support. Of course if the choice were him or Obama, I’d vote for him but I’m really tired of voting against someone. I’d really like to vote for someone this time.

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I am the first one to admit our culture is coarsening. But that the internet is the main, first source seems to have come quite late to the party.

Our culture has become coarsened because there is no adherence to societal mores, there are no “manners” any more, no rules of good behavior. Until the 1950’s people, at least most people, were expected to act in a certain way. Words like respect, integrity, honesty, and patriotism hadn’t lost their meaning. People actually believed in “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Most peoples lives were influenced more by religion than by “culture warriors”.

Then came the twin disasters known as Korea and Vietnam-wars we should have won but we’re too tired and too fed up to deal with. TV spread it’s influence and with it filth far and wide. Am I saying TV is bad, no. Am I saying TV as coarsened our culture, absolutely. It has made bad behavior not just acceptable but prevalent. By focusing on the worst in human nature instead of promoting the best TV has done what nothing else has been able to, bring America to the brink of destruction. We are all pretty much sewer dwellers now. With a steady diet of adultery, thievery, dishonesty, and a marked distain for anything that even smacks of the divine (and I’m just talking here about the reality shows for the moment) Americans have become weeds that bend with whatever new atrocity the media choses to blow at them.

TV in itself is not evil. It’s those who produce, market and glorify the least common denominator. It’s a cultural redistribution of wealth and as we’ve been told before, all that happens in that case is everyone becomes poor. Cable and satellite have simply exacerbated the already putrid problem. The subject of movies does not even need to be gone into further.  The filth and stupidity passing itself off as “art” make the stomach turn and the mind reel. I’m not talking about bad films, poorly made , no plot, horrible acting.  I’m talking about films lauded for their realism, their cutting edge, their “pushing of the envelope”.  Those are the real cultural battles we didn’t even try to fight thus losing by default.

The all out war on religion and by extension those who are religious needs a mention.  Religion, helps to guide men to a higher existence, muslim extremism aside.  It provides guidelines and boundaries for societal behaviors.  Religion encourages man to become more than he is, at least those founded on doing good to others do. By throwing the religious baby out with the bath water society has not simply opened the floodgates of secular humanism but broken the dam and we are awash in a flood of septic, parasitic, soul melting debris that will drown, harm and harass our country for years to come.

As with all technology the internet “can be used for good”.  Just like everything else it is the user who control the trajectory.  We can either govern ourselves or we will find ourselves governed.  That in a nutshell is Sharia law “man for his own good must be governed stringently”.

Me I  chose to govern me and let the rest of the world go to the equator in a row boat. Have a good trip.  Don’t write.

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How Soon We Forget……

According to Bloomberg online, Hilary Clinton is now the most popular politician in the US.  Two thirds of the country have a favorable view of her, while one third thinks that we would have been better off with her as president.  While I’m pretty sure a lobotomized amoeba would be a better president, I’m not sure we’d be in much better shape with Ms. Clinton.

Our foreign policy is in shambles.  Our reputation around the globe is in the sewer.  She runs from place to place like a gerbil on a wheel trying to put out the fires her boss sets and then when things don’t blow up, calls it a success.  I realize it’s a difficult job but the poor woman looks like she’s aged eighty years. I’m reasonably sure she’s not physically up to the job.

Let us remember:

The entire idea behind the Clinton health care plan was that government knew best — better than businesses, better than doctors, and better than patients.The Clinton plan would have required every business in America to provide health care coverage to its employees, regardless of cost. The mandate would have devastated small businesses and cost thousands of jobs. -Michael D Tanner, CATO institute,

As with the Obama plan you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to but every business had to provide health care.  That’s just not possible and it comes from people who have no earthly idea how difficult it is to run a business.  They’ve never had to make payroll, pay taxes, benefits and try to eke a profit.  The Obama plan goes one step further.  Every one must purchase heath care and at 12,000+ a year, that comes to a little under 1,100 dollars a month (about 200 dollars more than my mortgage and just about 2/3 of the money I brought home when I was still employed).  If I were single I’d probably have to have a second or third job just to pay for health care.

So unless Hilary has seen the error of her plan, I’m thinking she is NOT the way to go in 2012.  Not if we don’t want the Daughter, of the Son of Jimma’ Carter.  What a horror film that would be.

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Welcome to my nightmare

As I watch the Republican debates, I realize that we are on the brink of a crazy person running our nation. I sit in front of the television and shudder at the thought of one of these creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans running my country.-  James Carville

Apparently Mr. Carville is panicked.  Well sir, as Alice Cooper famously wrote……”Welcome to My Nightmare”.

I have watched as the incompetent, atheistic, socialist of the Democratic Party have torn my country apart.  Yes the evolution loving, global warming snake oil salesmen, criminally illegal immigrant supporting, Social Security propping, human beings are the cancer on the world criers, death embracing, Wall Street bailer out-ers, who have turned our small recession into a looming depression.

I guess one would never want people of integrity to be in power.  That might mean people in the country might have to take responsibility for their own actions or inaction.  Heaven forbid scientists do real research, don’t manipulate data to insure funding for their personal agendas.  Not to mention the politicians who assisted in the  coverup and continue to carry water for a group of professionals that half the country doesn’t trust anymore.  Then there are those who feel that criminally invading a country, crossing their borders in spite of their laws, helping themselves to services paid for by citizens of that country (which is theft if not fraud) is not only appropriate but natural. Let’s not descend into the death cult that is liberalism, proponents of abortion and end of lifers, not to mention rationed care favorers who deny death panels but plan on them at the same time. Oh and don’t forget that animals, plants and minerals on the planet are all more important than any number of human beings.  These are the same people who make excuses for raiding Social Security and other federal money pits and got their friends and donors as well as political operatives and office holders out of trouble for flushing our economy down the drain. Any one remember the names Frank, Schumer, Dodds ect.  We don’t even want to open the Constitutionally challenged Justice Department, maybe it should just be renamed as the Injustice Department- or Ministry of Magic American Chapter instead.

If Mr. Carville was in anyway interested in anything besides “being right”, he might open his little mind to the fact that there is more than enough room at the political table for all sorts of opinions He might find that if there was more common sense people could compromise in ways that made things better for all Americans not just for the protected classes the Dems have purchased with their “it’s YOUR turn” mentality. That hasn’t worked out very well for them as this group has been one of the hardest hit by Obama’s inability to actually lead in any substantive way.

It’s not their turn, it was never about who’s turn it was. It’s about the correct thing to do and the correct way to do it. Not right, not left ………….correct.

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From  an Ann Althouse post but found in the comments.  I don’t have access to the report but if this is true (and the prevailing procedure for universities) we might as well grab our collective keisters and kiss them goodbye.

CEO: Admissions at UW-Madison
Undergraduate and Law school

By SAT and class rank:
• African Americans favored over whites 576-to-1
• Hispanics favored over whites 504-to-1
• Black SAT score 150 points lower than whites and Asians
• Latino SAT score 100 points lower than whites and Asians

By ACT and class rank:
• Black favored over whites 1330-to-1
• Hispanics favored over whites 1494-to-1

Chance of admission for grades and LSAT scores at the median for that race/ethnic group
• Out-of-state Black: 7 out 10 chance
• Out-of-state Hispanic: 1 out of 3 chance

• In-state Asian:1 out of 6 chance
• In-state white: 1 out of 10 chance

CEO is the Center for Equal Opportunity.

I guess it all depends on what the meaning of equal is.

The most frightening things for me in the article were the quotes from the Damon Williams the Chief Diversity guru at the university.  This is not a education of higher learning it’s a tribe of vicious, violent, anarchists with delusions of elitism. It is way passed time to dismantle this failed system and institute common sense solutions.

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