Monday, August 5, 2013

Joe Dan: Straight-Up

Here's a link to one of my favorite cultural and political commentators:

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Why I Post: Because I Care

Why I post:   I have a job that affords me some flexible time, and a portion of that time is spent reading, watching and listening. I'll admit that much of the information I consume comes from conservative sources, but that doesn't mean it's inaccurate. In fact, it's probably more accurate than the news sources upon  which many folks are depending.  I'll give you some examples. If you get your news from CNN, MSNBC, or one of the other Networks, I'll bet a dollar against your dime that you thought the Zimmerman defense team was using the "Stand Your Ground" statute of Florida law as a defense. WRONG! The Zimmerman trial was a self defense case. I'll also bet my dollar against your dime that if you rely on the the establishment media for your information that you have no clue that the President co-sponsored a "stand your ground" bill when he was a Senator. I'll also bet my dollar to your dime that you don't know squat about the new data on climate change.  Global warming stopped more than a decade ago ... Al Gore, et. al.  Epic Fail. 
So, why do I post? Because I care about my country. I care that so many people arrive at their suppositions the same way they get catch a cold.  On  a daily basis I get to witness kids who graduate from H.S. with no knowledge of American History... No concept of what the Bill of Rights means, and no appreciation of the sacrifices made to enable the freedom and prosperity which they mindlessly enjoy.  I post because I have a son that deserves to live in a United States that is populated with people who appreciate their heritage, who embrace personal responsibility, who revere the rule of Law enumerated by the Constitution, and recognize the dangers of collectivism.  So, yes, when I observe the most  powerful man on the planet, woefully leading the most powerful nation in all of history down the path of self destruction, I'm going to say something, or write something. True to my principles: you don't have to like it. Simply remove me as friend or stop following.  My God-given right is to voice my concerns. Your God-given right is to choose not to listen.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Don't Blame Obama - Blame Low Information Voters

I just want everyone to remember that it is THIS administration, the Obama Administration, that has presided over the most egregious attacks in history upon our liberties and our Constitutional rights, and not to mention the worst economy since the Great Depression. (That may change ...for the worse.)  Never, no not even during the Bush years, have so many of our fundamental rights and values been attacked and compromised. We can start with Obama Care; an intrusive and economically destructive law designed to bring the citizenry under control through the power of regulation. The Benghazi cover-up, the abuse of power by the IRS, and the Chicago style politics being played out by the Justice Department, is only the first fruit of a tree planted, fertilized and watered with a complicit media corp, a constituency begging for government handouts, and a Congress willing to sacrifice the common good for a piece of power. Dare I mention the role of the Labor Unions whose self serving leadership has helped move jobs out of the United States and destabilize our economy.
Low information voters are responsible for this entire debacle. Voters who would rather seek comfort than secure their liberties. Voters who would rather follow a despot than embrace the Founder's concept of limited government. Voters who would trust their emotions instead of their intellect. Voters who didn't take the time to listen, learn or grasp the gravity of their vote. Voters who preferred their religious bigotry in lieu of the values that made America great. I never thought I would witness what is happening to my America; the systematic dismantling of the dollar, the criminalization of gun ownership, political intimidation by the IRS, the failure of a Justice Department to administer justice and instead intimidate law abiding citizens ... the list goes on. We're long past blaming Bush for the mess that is the Obama Administration. This President has an agenda, and that agenda is to remove America as the standard bearer of freedom and liberty. So, here's a sarcastic "thank you" to all those low information voters out there. It gives me no solace knowing that they share my fate: A world rendered far more dangerous because America has lost it's exceptional-ism .. right on track with the Obama agenda.
 I'm not running for any office, so I don't have to be politically correct. The pictures below may say more than I could ever conjure in words.

Friday, February 8, 2013

So, You Want to Call Me a Racist?

I guess I'm confused. Someone please explain to me how being a racist or a bigot affects the relevant facts of any discussion.  

For example: 
President Obama is not my dad or my boss. That's a fact. 
This President has presided over the worst economy in my lifetime. That's a fact. 
This President has demeaned the free market system more than any President since Roosevelt. That's a fact. 
This President has misled the American people about taxes, health care and the war on terror. That's a fact. 

Hypothetically speaking ...even if I admit to being a racist, how does that invalidate a single one of my points?

The left is infamous for using the term, almost always at the point when their logic or reasoning on a topic has run aground. I see it happen all the time, and it's sickening. 

Just stop it already!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Head In The Sand or Nose in The Air?

Have you been paying attention, or have you just been watching the establishment media for your information. Well today is your lucky day because for whatever reason you landed here, you have the opportunity to put your nose in the air and take a good waft of the fumes coming off the excrement being touted as the negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff.
What we have going on in Washington is nothing more than political theater. Of course it’s been going on for a century or more, but right now it’s time for some adults to stand up and say “Enough, enough of this grandstanding, political maneuvering and posturing for the next election. All of which may be meaningless unless we find some real leadership on the issue of the fiscal cliff.
Now if you have had your head in the sand … particularly all of those who voted for Obama this time around … you don’t have a clue as to what is about to occur. You no doubt think that he’s going to magically fix things by making those evil rich people pay more in taxes. News flash … he could confiscate every penny of their wealth, and then some for the next decade, and it would only run the federal government for 9 days. So let’s just get off the notion that taxing the rich is going to fix anything.  So, if you do have your head at least partially out of the sand, let me enlighten you as to what is likely to happen even if we solve this so called “fiscal cliff” challenge. 

1. Our currency is going to collapse. It’s already a done deal. It’s no longer a matter of if it will happen, it’s now a matter of when it will happen.  Bruce Porteus, Head of Financial Risk with Standard Life Bank in Edinburgh, Scotland, writes: “The $US has declined 40% against the Euro over the last 2 years, and during this time America's trade deficit has continues to deteriorate. There is now nothing the USA can do to prevent the collapse of its currency, and its economy. It has no reserves to support its value, and has the most indebted country in the world, is dependent of the credit from America's former enemies.”
He’s not the only one raising the flag. “… foreign countries own $5 trillion in U.S. debt (as of December 2011). If China, Japan or other major holders started dumping these holdings of Treasury notes on the secondary market, this could cause a panic leading to collapse. China owns more than $1 trillion in U.S. Treasuries. That's because China pegs its currency, the yuan, to the dollar. This keeps the prices of its exports to the U.S. relatively cheap. Japan owns more than $800 billion in Treasuries, also keeping its currency, the yen, low to stimulate exports to the U.S. Japan is trying to move out of a 15 year deflationary cycle, and the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster hasn't helped.” Kimberly Amadeo, Time and space will not allow me to list the number of experts and economists that are trying to warn us of the coming crises. Funny … none of them are being invited to tell their story in the establishment media. 

2. We, Americans, have already spent the wealth of the next two generations. It will take another generation to recover from this calamity. Our culture has grown far too dependent upon government.  According to research by Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, Jeff Sessions, the number of Americans on welfare has increased from 97 million to 107 million since President Obama took office,. The number of Americans on food stamps during the president’s term has risen by more than 14 million. The Heritage Foundation found that on average, Americans who depend on federal assistant received $32,748 in annual benefits, which is more than an average American worker makes in a year. In 2011, the median annual paycheck was reported as $26,364. You don’t have to be an economist for those numbers to trouble you. If those numbers don’t trouble you, you do have to be something other than smart.

3. Social Security and Medicare are in serious trouble.  Medicare, which will provide health insurance to more than 50 million elderly and disabled Americans this year, is expected to start operating in the red in its largest fund in 2024, according to the annual assessment by the trustees charged with overseeing the programs.  And the Social Security trust fund, which will provide assistance to more than 45 million people in 2012, will be unable under current trends to fulfill its obligations in 2033, three years earlier than projected last year. My prediction is that if something isn’t done now, SS will  go the way of the dodo bird before this decade ends.
So what does all this have to do with the fiscal cliff?  Well, unless we stop spending more money than we earn, we will go bankrupt.  Specifically for 2011, the projected spending is $10.46 Billion per day. This is based on the projection of Federal Spending of $3.818 Trillion for the year. "Thanks to Washington’s addiction to spending, the federal government now borrows $4 billion a day," We don’t have a revenue problem in America, we have a Federal Government with a spending problem, and it’s going to impact you and your family in ways you cannot imagine. But let me give you some help.
When the dollar collapses:
  • Your 401K or IRA will be worthless, unless you’ve converted to hard assets like gold or silver.
  • Gas will increase as much as 3000%.
  • Grocery store shelves will be empty within 12 hours.
  • Electricity may or may not be reliable, I’m guessing not.
  • Water and sewer services will eventually have to stop working for lack of energy.
  • No one will have a job, and even if they did, they couldn’t get to it for fear of being hijacked or run out of gas.
  • Gangs will start systematically looting high-end neighborhoods and then start working down the economic ladder. Your neighborhood will not be immune.
  • Police and fire departments will be tasked beyond their capacity to assist.
  • Then it will get worse.
Got your head out of the sand far enough to start sniffing yet?  Good. Now, do what you have to do to get ready. 
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

The American Values Test

Choose the answer you most agree with.
Which of the following should be illegal?
1. A teenager having an abortion without her parent's consent.
2. A teenager setting up a lemonade stand in front of her house.
Which of the following should NOT be allowed?
1. Computers in a public library with access to pornography.
2. A display of a nativity scene on public property.
Which of the following makes the most sense?
1. Allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
2. The enforcement of immigration law by individual States.
Which of the following should NOT ever happen?
1. The use of U.S. tax dollars to create jobs in other countries such as France, Italy, Russia, and Mexico.
2. Corporate executives laying -off workers, while themselves collecting bonuses.
Which of the following should NOT be allowed?
1. People getting  free cell phones and cellular service at taxpayer's expense.
2. An unemployed man offering a shuttle service for tips at a National Park.
Which of the following should NOT ever happen?
1. Government officials denying business permits to businesses that espouse a Biblical world view.
2. Preachers telling their congregations that it’s wrong  for same sex couples to marry.
Which of the following is the task of government, as specified in the constitution?
1. Feeding, clothing and housing people.
2. Defending national interests and providing security for the citizenry.
Choosing answer number 1 for a response to any of the questions is indicative of any or all of the following: Stage one thinking, moral depravity and/or a total misunderstanding of American values.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Life Sucks? Do Something For Someone Else

Sometimes life sucks. You know exactly what I mean. Not one of us living on God’s green earth has led a life without pain, disappointment, suffering or loss. Yes, sometimes life sucks, but there are some things that I have done over the years that have helped me get through some of those times when life sucks.  I could offer a list, but right now I just want to talk about one thing. It has worked for me, and it has worked for others, so if you’re at a moment in your life when it truly does suck, try this: Find some time to do something for someone else. Now I’m not talking about spending 20 or 30 hours a week doing this. I’m talking about just a few minutes a day … if it turns into 20 or 30 hours a week then good for you, but that will be a personal choice.  Here are some ideas that can help you get out of your “life sucks” right now mode, and can make you a more productive person.
Trim your neighbors lawn when they aren’t at home. Don’t tell them you did it unless they ask.
If you have access to it, take your neighbor’s garbage can to the curb on trash day. Yeah, you might have to get up a little earlier than usual.
Call a friend to just say hello. Don’t tell them how your life sucks. Don’t vent. Don’t ask them for a favor. Just tell them you were thinking about them and that you appreciate their friendship.
Give one of those solicitors at the store on on the street a dollar.
Write a post card to someone you’ve not seen in a while.  Follow the rules of the phone call above.
The idea here is to get your mind off of you and your situation; to help you gain new perspective. I’m not talking about changing the world here. I’m talking about changing you. While your pondering the list of things you can do, follow this link that could also help when life sucks.