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Hey pres……………

So, the divider in chief says Mr. Romney is shoveling “you know what”.  Well sir, I don’t.  I don’t know what.  To what would you be referring? You the bastion of purity, intelligence, and downright righteousness.  You who know better than any other person on this planet what is best for everyone else.  You the community organizer par excelience, the law professor, the man who has NEVER held a real job or gone to a public school or done his own shopping.  You who are above us all with your Harvard education and your professional spouse, who also never met a person she didn’t want to control.

So tell me sir, to just what are you referring?  To the fact that the economy is in the crapper because of you and your socialist, elitist propaganda.  Or could it be your sycophants and their willingness, nay, hysteria for you to “rule” and reign as the imperial president, for life.  Could it be that the shoveler in chief is unhappy because most of the country doesn’t believe in his policies or his ability to lead.

Of course he is our most fit president. 90 rounds of golf and counting.  He also has his nutritionist in chief by his side, except on vacations when they have to take two separate planes to their 5 star resort du jour. Good thing his community isn’t having to close the golf course due to budget problems.  Good for him the White House chief has an unlimited budget to feed 4 people just as they do at Sardi’s in New York.  Good for him he and his family don’t have to buy clothes off the rack they wear once and then toss out ( or give to the poor – give this fool another 4 years and that will be everyone reading this post).

I don’t know what Mr Romney’s shoveling because ask anyone who knows him, friend or competitor, and they will tell you that Mr. Romney is not a liar.  Tell me again how green companies are going to turn a profit, or that oil is going to go down or that there’s going to be a JOB OUT THERE FOR ME. Maybe one of your toadies will be able to get me that check for my mortgage or my gas for life card.  You promised us hope and change and you delivered.  We hope for nothing and are now terrified of change.  Having Mr Romney for president would be novel if for no other reason than it would be a refreshing change from the usual suspects one finds oozing their way toward the presidency.

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I have to thank a Facebook poster for this topic. One of the many “friends” on my facebook account, something I do to keep in touch with my children mostly, put up a little post commenting on the hatefulness of Republicans in the name of Religion.  His point was that Republicans didn’t really believe in religious freedom.  The person thought that “Republicans” were all religious, is my guess, a factoid taught buy the drive by media too entrenched,too lazy and too ideologically bankrupt to do any real reporting or research.

Not all Republicans are religious, just like all Democrats are not atheists.  Some are, some aren’t.  According to the first amendment to the Constitution however:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Nowhere in this amendment does it call for, nor did the framers ever perceive a need for freedom FROM religion.  In doing the little research I have done it seems the amendments to the Constitution are quite brief, most only two to three sentences.  It is the interpretation that seems to  have become cumbersome and confusing.  Everyone seeks to put their own ideological stamp on amendments, seeking to validate their own peculiarities, especially when there is someone in the Oval Office who’s respect and understanding for the constitution seems quite at odds with their profession and education.  You would think someone educated in some of the finest schools in the country, in law, would have a better, deeper understand of what is actually in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Which brings us to the thorny issue of the new Contraception Mandate. This not at all surprising to someone who’s religion has faced bigotry, criminalization and out right annihilation. In 1882 Congress enacted a statute which barred ”bigamists,” ”polygamists,” and ”any person cohabiting with more than one woman” from voting or serving on juries. Mormons had been engaging in polygamy since the 1840’s.  At the time there was no law against polygamy as there were other religions where the practice was widespread including but not limited to Islam and the practice dated back to ancient times until the Roman Empire.  The US government decided that the practice was not conducive to the good of the country and decided to outlaw it.  Once it became illegal the Church discontinued the practice because as it says in the 12th Article of Faith (of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints):

We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.


Latter-day Saints are encouraged to be good and faithful citizens.

Which brings me to my point today.  Anyone who thinks the government will not take your religious freedoms away is living in a fool’s paradise.  If enough people decide that your personal behavior, religious or not, is offensive or corrosive or objectionable they will seek to get rid of it or you.  It doesn’t matter how wicked the majority is or how bigoted they are, they will “interpret” the Constitution in their own image.

For the first 300 years in the development of the Republic, Christians have been the majority. They with a few exceptions like the one noted above have been very tolerant of religious diversity and of agnostic/atheistic citizens.  We are coming to a time when that may not be the case.  Atheists and non Christian groups are not nearly as tolerant of believers.  I could site numerous instances where this is the case but I won’t.  I’ll just remind you of three quotes:

“Religion is the Opiate of the Masses.”
― Karl MarxCritique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

and from the Koran

Slay them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage. . . . [I]f they attack you put them to the sword. Thus shall the unbelievers be rewarded: but if they desist, God is forgiving and merciful. Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme. But if they desist, fight none except the evil-doers”(2:190–93).

and from Margaret Sanger founder of Planned Parenthood
“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” (Women and the New Race, Eugenics Pub. Co.,1920).
If one truly believes in the Constitution then one must know and understand what it says and what it doesn’t.  Those claiming powers that do not come from the Constitution seek only to enslave those whom they say they serve. As much as I hate to agree with former Senator Santorium on anything, he was right about one thing.  Satan lives and he seeks dominion over all the earth, including here in the US.  Unless we wake up and stop seeing the Destroyer as some geeky guy in red flannel underwear with horns and a pitchfork we are already lost.
One last quote for those of us who know the score.
And no marvel: for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light – 2 Corinthians 11:14
Does this mean the devil transforms himself into righteousness? No it means if we met him we would think him attractive, desirable even good. The face of evil does not usually show us it’s degradation first, it flatters us, fetes us and binds us with silken cord, then it shows us it’s real face.  Ask anyone who’s suffered with addiction, they’ll tell you. But of course the anti- religious will tell you I’m a fanatic, a zealot, a nutcase.  They said the same thing about Jesus Christ, Martin Luther, John Knox, John Adams, Ronald Reagan and others.
While I would not put myself into such stellar company I  do strive to be numbered among those who have fought the good fight and returned a good and faithful servant.

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So Valerie Jarrett Obama’s long time crony now has a degree in economics, or at least a passing aquaintance with it? Her quote in the Daily Standard says it all:

People who receive that unemployment check go out and spend it and help stimulate the economy, so that’s healthy as well.”

So President Obama didn’t turn down the Keystone Pipeline?  Mr Carney’s logic is a thing to behold, somewhat like Ms. Jarretts. Must be an administration thing.

Later in the briefing, Carney says it is the Republicans’ fault.

The Supreme court is going to allow the Obama administration more time to convince it that Obamacare is constitutional?

The Supreme Court has announced it will allow a full six hours for oral arguments over constitutional challenges to President Obama’s health care law, granting the case the longest hearing in recent history.

I’m sure those who are arguing about Affirmative Action would like to have that kind of time as well.  You know this president and his cabal, they think if they can just talk long enough, tell a lie often enough people will believe it.  I think that idea might come from Arlinsky or one of his followers. He is the author of Rules for Radicals and this is one of his quotes:
“In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.”
Sure sounds like the vermin that have infested our government.
Apparently things are NOT looking up despite what one hears coming out of the White House.
It’s February, nine months before a presidential election, and only 22 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going. Voters haven’t been this unhappy with the country since George H.W. Bush’s presidency, when only 21 percent of Americans reported being happy with the country’s direction. And before that, the lowest approval rating was 19 percent during Jimmy Carter’s first term.-USNews
So here’s the question.  The press by it’s overwhelming hatred of G.W.Bush tried and in some ways obviously succeeded in vilifying the former President.  Obama owns the media, except for a few lone voices in the wilderness.  What’s his excuse besides incompetence, arrogance and ineptitude?  I bet Jimma’ Carter just loves Obama.  The president is that only reason Carter won’t continue  to be the “worst” president ever.
After decades of minority rule Detroit has hit a new low.

A planned proposal before the Senate would make it a crime to possess a toy gun that has its required markings removed or by having a real gun that is made up to look like a toy.

While one would think that civilized cities shouldn’t have to make legislation like this the fact is that the barbarism and down right anarchy has had an impact.  Add to that the down turn in the economy and well ………….

In 2009

The median price of a home sold in Detroit in December was $7,500, according to Realcomp, a listing service.

Not $75,000. Remove a zero — it’s seven thousand five hundred dollars, substantially less than the lowest-price car on the new-car market.-Chicago Tribune

In 2011

 But locals have yet to take advantage. The average home price in Detroit fell 7.5 percent in the October-December quarter, to $73,200, the lowest in the nation, according to Zillow.com.-msnbc from 2011
Yes, the economies bad but surely Detroit’s problems are long standing and more than just economic.
 Finally, Barak Obama was the presidential candidate who beat President Bush up about the many and varied wars he started right?  I do remember that.  Obama was the darling of Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink correct?
AP brings us this lovely report:
Rear Adm. Brian L. Losey, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa, said Wednesday that U.S. troops are now stationed in bases in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
 Apparently we can keep Africa safe but Texas and our southern Border will just have to wait.  Until AG Holder gets more automatic weapons, perhaps?
The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents.
 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies’ immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them.- USAToday
and from the same article:
The program had been criticized by Homeland Security inspector general reports, which found that local officers were not being properly trained and there was not enough oversight to ensure that local agencies weren’t using the program to engage in racial profiling.
I’m sure when blue haired ninety year old grandparents from Sun City begin invading Mexico the Texas law enforcement folks will detain them.  Until that time it’s almost impossible to not target hispanics in the border areas because that’s who the criminal invaders are.  If I were hispanic my ire would be at those who come here illegally and make all this necessary not on those who seek to enforce the law.
But really are things THAT bad in the no man’s zone formerly know as the border or even north of that?

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the woman was a 48-year-old mother who was pushing a child in a stroller when she was shot in the upper right calf.

 Allen said that the bullet came from a gunfight between carjackers and law enforcement in Juarez.-El Paso Times
The public was told by El Paso mayor John Cook not to panic. He also said:
“People get struck by lightning, too, and that doesn’t make us stay indoors when there is a rainstorm.”
People with common sense do, stay inside during thunder storms, that is. The mayor is right that stationing troops along he border wouldn’t have helped in this case.  Firing back and killing said thugs and miscreants would make sure that at least those animals, wouldn’t be shooting any more “collaterals” by “accident”.
We have met the enemy and he is us. – Pogo

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