Archive for January, 2011
Lame stream media keeps reporting and citing polls that Americans don’t want to see entitlement programs cut. My first question when I hear this is, “Who are they polling?. It must be those who are benefiting from those very entitlements. I know they didn’t ask me or a majority of the people I know. My opinion is widely different from those phantom polls they keep citing.
Back in the 90’s there was a lot of talk of welfare reform and many states enacted some type of reform. What happened to the reform? Welfare needs a drastic overhaul. We now have three or more generations being raised on welfare. Was this the intent of welfare? Welfare was never supposed to be a way of life, but a safeguard for women and children who saw the household bread winner (husband and father) desert the family. Over the years this safety net became a way of life.
We could go on forever about how and why this occurred. We will save that conversation for another time because the end result is the same. Entitlement programs are abused and it is way beyond time to correct this phenomenon.
-Welfare needs to have a time limit. Two – three years. That’s it. During that two year period the adult recipient should be required to attend occupational training whether through a technical school or college. Either venue offers education that enables a person to become gainfully employed in a profession in which they can support themselves and their families.
-If the recipient becomes pregnant during her tenure on welfare there should not be an increase in the cash assistance of said recipient.
-Children should be covered under Medicaid until such point as the parent can obtain private insurance through the employment gained through the required educational or technical training requirement.
Welfare reform will benefit not only the tax payers, who shoulder the burden of this entitlement, but benefits the welfare recipient even more. It gives the recipient a sense of purpose in life to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
I’m sorry folks but watching the Jerry Springer show while stuffing cheetoes (paid for with food stamps) in one’s mouth while living in free housing, with free utilities, free phone, and free gas does nothing to inspire the welfare recipient to better their lot in life or become productive members of society.
SSI benefits have become as widely used and abused as welfare. Originally intended to assist people who had become so physically disabled they are unable to work. Now every person who is an alcoholic or drug addict, or has a mental health diagnosis is eligible for SSI benefits, Medicaid, food stamps, and all the freebies of their cousin – the welfare recipient.
I take serious issue with supporting these derelicts of society as they continue their unhealthy lifestyles. In the 90’s it became a windfall for those that didn’t qualify for welfare or saw a new way to make a living off their children. Let me explain. As the mental health industry began to expand in the 90’s there was a need to expand the client base as well. The logical choice was to get those who would use their services if it was paid for. So every child admitted to any behavioral facility was now eligible for SSI benefits since their behavior seriously affected their ability to function as a decent human being in life. The same held for every alcoholic and drug addict. Well that worked so well let’s add anybody who gets any diagnosis that is considered to impair the way they interact with others.
A whole new society of entitlement leeches was born. The mental health industry and pharmas benefited greatly while hard working Americans (the tax payer) took another beating. No good deed goes unpunished. SSI needs to be eliminated for all except those for which it was originally intended for. Period.
Now to the biggie, or at least perceived biggie, Social Security. When the socialist FDR instituted Social Security the age of eligibility was 65 years old. The average life span of Americans was 63. It was not meant to be a way of life, but a safety net for those in the immediate last days (not decades) of their lives were they fortunate enough to live longer than expected.
For 30 years we have been told over and over that Social Security is going broke and will not be available for the massive amount of baby boomers that will be eligible for benefits beginning this year. We have had 30 years to prepare. Social Security needs reform as much as any program.
The eligibility age for Social Security needs to be raised. According to the Center for Disease Control the average life expectancy is 77.9 years. We have a healthier, active, older population that can still be active members of society. The eligibility age needs to be raised to at least 70 years old. By all rights the age should actually be 80 if we take into account the original formulation used when FDR created this monstrosity.
Social Security should be for those who have no other retirement income. If a person has retirement income they have no need for the safety net of Social Security.
I can hear the screaming now. “We paid into it. It is owed to us!”. Horse hockey! We pay for schools when we have no children in school. In some areas of this country that we pay for fire services and do not receive those services. We pay for road maintenance and receive none. The list of benefits we pay for and do not personally receive is long. We pay them knowingly and willingly either because they benefit others or we have been given no other option.. The same is applied to Social Security.
Medicare is another entitlement that is rampant with fraud and needs some serious overhauling. It also needs to have the same limitations for eligibility as Social Security. If you have insurance as part of an employer or private retirement plan then you have no need for Medicare.
It’s time people accept responsibility for their lives, livelihoods, and futures. No one has a God given or natural right to a free ride in life. Not me. Not you. Not Joe Blow down the street. Somewhere along the line the thinking that ‘life is suppose to fair and if not you owe me’ has overridden common sense and respectability. It’s time we stop this line of thinking and pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, not to exclude putting a boot to the seat of Joe Blow down the street to let him know where his boots are, and gain some self-respect.
Jan. 24, 2011
Day after day we are inundated with the most asinine bullcrap that I have ever seen in my lifetime. It makes me wonder how those on the left can show their faces in public let alone defend the actions of the Democrat Socialist Party and their fraud-in-chief. Do they ever listen to themselves? Do they even think through what they say? Do they have a truly coherent thought? Probably not. Least I haven’t heard one yet.
The “useful idiots” of the left are quick to defend the draconian liberty stealing actions of the DSP all for the “greater good” because it makes them feel good, compassionate. Oh hell, let’s all smoke some more pot and sing kumbiya while we watch our country go down the tubes. But we are compassionate, right?
Are they so stoned or so stupid that they can’t see what is happening all around us? Is it that they have their head firmly planted in the sand? Or is it that they are more than willing to believe the rhetoric when it benefits them?
They are so willing to be pawns to the class warfare agenda. “Oh the poor people are so downtrodden.” Unable to advance in society because of the mean old white rich people. They listen to the rhetoric of the Democratic Socialist Party without thinking for themselves. If they had a coherent thought they would realize that it is those compassionate Democrats that have kept them down. The DSP knows that as long as they keep the “useful idiots” on welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and SSI that they can keep them right where they want them – controlled on the bottom of the heap. The DSP knows as long as they keep the entitlement programs going that the recipients of them are willing to stay in their place. Why not? No need to aspire to achieve anything when you get everything for free and have “advocates” screaming to continue the entitlement legacy. No need to face the truth of their own plight in life, just blame it on those that have more self-respect, more initiative to better their lot in life. The DSP doesn’t want the “have nots” to have what the “haves” have. They want everyone to be “have-nots”. It is the strategy of the Marxists. Don’t believe me? Then read Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto”. It’s all there in black and white.
Jan. 18, 2011
If this doesn’t piss you off, it should. That is a total disgrace. It is a slap in the face to every American. It is a slap in the face to every person who has fought for and died for our freedom and freedom all around the world. It is just the beginning of the Chi-Com onslaught.
If you are paying attention you have seen the commercials on TV. The one of a Chinese lecturer speaking to an auditorium full of what appears to be a group of Chinese college students in which he recounts the fall of the United States and ends with laughter as he tells his audience, “We own them.”
This is a very real scenario if we don’t wake up to what is going on. Truth is the Chi-coms only own 11% of our dept. 11% more than they should, but they don’t own us – yet. The Chi-coms havve been strategically orchestrating to overtake America. Just look at the facts:
A top Chi-com military general stated that they are increasing their military in order to take over the U.S. within ten years.
Their military has ramped up the strength of their military to the point they have produced 80 submarines to our one. Not to mention an increase in production in air craft carriers, jets, etc.
They are undervaluing their own currency in order to overtake and replace our dollar with theirs as the world currency.
They have systematically been purchasing all the precious metals they can get their hands on, mostly gold and silver. Why? They know if they control all forms of currency we won’t be able to return to the gold standard that we should be using per our Constitution.
They are consuming more oil for the first time than the U.S. which gives them the advantage of controlling the oil market to the detriment of the U.S.
Venezuela is supplying the Chi-coms with oil in exchange for arms.
And this is only the short list. Our fraud-in-chief has been complicit with the Chi-com agenda as well. He is facilitating the decline of our defenses with the START Treaty. While the Chi-cons establish strongholds in Cuba, Panama Canal, Venezuela, Africa, and once U.S. held strongholds in southeast asia.
Everytime Americans make a purchase at Walmart, Dollar Store, and many other retailers that carry a majority of Chinese made products they are advancing the Chi-com agenda.
Are you ready to learn Mandarin?
Jan. 18, 2011
The Conservative Activist
Like many I have been involved in the political quagmire for over two years, educating not only myself, but everybody I come in contact with. In the past few months I have looked to Saturdays being a day that offers a sense of normalcy. A day when we can get away from politics and do some of the things we used to do prior to the overthrow of our government by the socialists called the Democrat Party.
Now I will admit I am not a big TV watcher. Mostly because there isn’t a whole lot of stimulating programming anymore. I think the Sunday night lineup on Fox is the worst programming ever. I don’t watch all the ridiculous reality shows and what passes as entertainment. I did make an exception when Bristol Palin was on Dancing With The Stars. But for that season only. I stopped watching many of my regular shows due to the producers of those shows inflicting the Obama and the socialist agenda into their shows.
I thought since this new year began on a Saturday it would be a great start for the year. Saturdays had become a day to get away from politics. I could watch the Rose Bowl Parade which had always been a tradition in our house and spend the day watching TV with my seven year old granddaughter, which I did. Boy, was I wrong!
Politics has been interjected into even the most mundane programming, especially children’s programming. I watched about 20 minutes of the Rose Bowl Parade before I was so angry that I turned it off. The commentator was inserting political agendas into every comment he made. He was talking about the Kodak Theaters “Cirque du Soleil” float and felt the need to tell us that this float was constructed without government money which was a good thing considering the deficit. Now considering that I seriously doubt that anything in the “artist” community is done without grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, which is government funding, I really didn’t need to hear about how the float was funded or to be reminded that our deficit was in the tank. People that live in the “real world” know that any parade is done at an extreme cost of governmental funding at the local, state, and federal level. We know this! But for one day let us just enjoy the parade. Then not five minutes later here comes the Northern Japan Band. Already irritated because my enjoyment of the parade had already been dissipated seeing this band sent me through the roof. The Rose Bowl Parade is an American event. But now thanks to the Socialists agenda it has been transformed into an international event. I am not a member of the “global community”. I am an American! And I want to enjoy and participate in things wholly American. At that point I turned it off and ended a lifelong tradition.
I have had issues with children’s programming so I decided to spend time watching TV with my granddaughter. It is alarming the amount of propaganda is interjected into children’s programming from cartoons to the teen/pre-teen shows like icarly. icarly was the most glaring example of socialist propaganda. The group was going to Japan to compete for an award. Now the concerns of the group was whether Japan was a democracy and whether they offered “universal health care” among other agenda issues. Please tell me what those subjects have to do with a children’s program based on an internet comedy show. It is appalling how this administration and the socialists in Hollywood are indoctrinating our children. Maybe this has always been standard operating procedure and maybe I am just becoming aware of it. I remember when my daughter was younger my biggest issue was the pervert PeeWee Herman doing a children’s show, which I would not let my child watch, and music by Two Live Crew, which I wouldn’t let her listen to. I may not have been real successful with the latter since it was so pervasive outside the household.
I wonder if things will ever return to “normal”. In my heart I know it cannot. We must remain forever vigil on what goes on in politics, not only on the federal level, but local as well. Our lack of vigilance almost caused us to lose our country. As it is our country is teetering on the cliff but we can still wench it back up onto level ground. We must for the sake of our children and grandchildren. I don’t think any of us want our grandchildren to look at us one day and say, “How could you let this happen?”.
So our lack of diligence has cost us our normalcy. That is the repercussion of our inactions and ignorance. We still have a huge fight on our hands. This new congress is not the saving grace, only the beginning. At least I hope it is the beginning. We have a long road before we restore this great Nation to what it once was.
January 2, 2011
Many times during his campaign we heard Obama say how he has studied Abraham Lincoln, how much he has modeled Lincolns ideology and policies. Well it is no wonder why he idolizes Lincoln:
Lincoln coerced the South to fire the first shots when, against the initial advice of most of his cabinet, he dispatched ships carrying troops and munitions to resupply Fort Sumter, site of the customs house at Charleston. Charleston militia took the bait and bombarded the fort on April 12, 1861. After those first shots were fired the pro-Union press (liberals) branded Southern secession an “armed rebellion” and called for Lincoln to suppress it.
Congress was adjourned at the time and for the next three months, ignoring his constitutional duty to call this legislative branch of government back in session during a time of emergency, Lincoln assumed dictatorial powers and did things, like raise an army, that only Congress is supposed to do. He shut down newspapers that disagreed with his war policy, more than 300 of them. He ordered his military officers to lock up political opponents, thousands of them. Although the exact number is not known, Lincoln may well have arrested and imprisoned more than 20,000 political opponents, southern sympathizers, and people suspected of being disloyal to the Union, creating what one researcher has termed a 19th century “American gulag,” a forerunner of the 20th century’s political prison and labor camps in the former Soviet Union. Lincoln denied these nonviolent dissenters their right of free speech and suspended the privilege of Habeas Corpus, something only Congress in a time of war has the power to do. Lincoln’s soldiers arrested civilians, often arbitrarily, without any charges being filed; and, if held at all, military commissions conducted trials. He permitted Union troops to arrest the Mayor of Baltimore (then the third largest city in the Union), its Chief of Police and a Maryland congressman, along with 31 state legislators. When Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote an opinion that said these actions were unlawful and violated the Constitution, Lincoln ignored the ruling.
From the time Lincoln entered politics as a candidate for state legislature in 1832, he championed a political agenda known as the “American System.” First advocated by his idol and mentor, Henry Clay, it was a three-part program of protective tariffs, internal improvements, and centralized banking. This program “tied economic development to strong centralized national authority,”
The “internal improvements” he advocated were simply subsidies for industry, i.e., corporate welfare. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to give us centralized banking, with paper money not backed by gold.
When the South lost, instead of a Jeffersonian republic of free trade and limited constitutional government, the stage was set for the United States to become an American Empire ruled by a central authority. In starting his war against the Confederate States, Lincoln was not seeking the “preservation of the Union” in its traditional sense. He sought the preservation of the Northern economy by means of transforming the federal government into a centralized welfare-warfare-police state.
The economic issue which spawned the war was Lincoln’s devotion to government intervention in the economy. Lincoln’s Northern backers favored the high tariff which Lincoln passed immediately upon taking office. The Lincoln tariff was intolerable to the South for the simple reason that it directly benefitted the North while directly harming the South. The South was an exporter of raw materials such as cotton, and an importer of European manufactured goods. With a high tariff, Southerners would be induced to buy lower-quality Northern goods instead of European goods which had been priced out of the market by the protective tariff. In the process, the busy ports of the South would lose a great deal of business, and the Northern-controlled Congress would spend the vast majority of the money raised by the tariff on pork-barrel projects in the North. Recall that in 1860, the Northern states had such a majority in the Congress that they could pass any measure they desired without a single southern vote.
Slavery, meanwhile, was announced as a war aim by Lincoln only after the war was two years old.
This article seeks to encourage Americans – and people the world around – to reevaluate FDR and Lincoln in light of reality, rather than in light of the brainless sound bites taught in grade school, high school and college, and repeated fawningly by television and newspaper editors and writers who either a) have nothing else to do, b) are crooked peddlers of influence, c) have not bothered to investigate thoroughly or question conventional wisdom, or d) are just plain fools.
I’m not interested in rehashing the cause of the civil war. My intent is to point out how wrong Obama’s ideology is for America, and how Lincoln influenced that same un-american ideology.
Another reason Obozo idolizes Lincoln:
Lincolns place of birth is one of great debate. Now devoid yuourselves of the history you learned in high school and chew on this for awhile.
Mary Hanks (Lincolns mother) was from west Virginia, an illegitimate born child. She ended up in North Carolina and was a servant to the Enloe family of Bostic, NC. During her servitude there she became pregnant. Now she worked in the Enloe’s residence, not the fields. And if you know anything about slave history, only mulattos worked IN the house, as was the norm. Mulattos = being part white and normally born of the owner or another member of the family or white employees.
Now upon hearing of little Miss Mary’s pregnancy, Mrs. Enloe was furious and said Mary had to go. After the birth of little Abraham, Mr. Enloe arranged for a ne’er-do-well named Tom Lincoln to marry the little hussy and take her to Kentucky, where lil’ Abe became the “adopted” son of Mr. Lincoln.
Was Mary an endentured servant?
Was Mary a mulatto?
Was Abraham, who did not have a birth certificate and could not prove where he was born a mullato like Obozo?
Just a little tidbit that was left out of your history books. A tidbit among many.