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karennma
6,386 posts
msg #106112
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5/5/2012 2:05:05 PM

City Council in our Nation's Capitol set aside $20 MILLION $$ for FREE health coverage for illegals.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-council-member-catania-comes-up-with-20m-for-health-coverage-for-illegal-immigrants/2012/05/03/gIQAkUdezT_allComments.html

NOW, do you understand why I am not voting?
NO ONE should vote in November!


TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #106124
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5/7/2012 1:10:42 AM

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."

So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"

So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"

So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."

So they laid-off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn't think so!

Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember!

Ready??

It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW IT'S 2012 -- 35 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")

34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!! Anybody Home?

Signed....The Night Watchman













daybuck
19 posts
msg #106125
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5/7/2012 8:48:52 AM

I hear so many folks say they are not voting. Too many Americans died to give you the right to vote and participate in our government affairs for you to say you are fed up and not voting. Consider this. If you disapprove of the direction the country is heading...and don't vote, then you are PART OF THE PROBLEM. Complacentcy is the reason we are in the shape we find ourselves now. Not voting will pretty much guarentee 4 more years of the same. America has never been in as much trouble as it is in right now. We have never just rolled over and given up. We better wake up and stand up or the United States of America will be just a memory. We are being attacked from every direction, externally as well as internally. Stand up Americans. Stand for something, reclaim your intestinal fortitude and vote the bastards out.------An Angry Marine

olathegolf
64 posts
msg #106127
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5/7/2012 1:17:20 PM

Totally agree with daybuck.

Contrary to previous posts, I would argue that the sheeple position would be to NOT vote. For many Americans, voting is the one thing that we CAN do to make a difference.

TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #106130
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5/7/2012 4:28:26 PM

Bill Ayers: Right about America’s Decline, but Wrong about Social Justice

By Robert Ringer - Monday, May 7, 2012

Bill Ayers’ recent speech at the University of Oregon lit up the Internet as though he were a world-renowned statesman, igniting predictable responses from both the right and the left.

After reading as much as I could find about Ayers’ speech on the Internet, and listening to the brief video clip that most everyone has viewed by now, my reaction might surprise some readers. Brace yourself: I believe that a majority of what Bill Ayers said is true. It is his solutions with which I take issue.

It is not uncommon for someone to be right in identifying a problem but wrong in the solution he proposes. We see it in all facets of life. In the business world, someone may accurately assess that there is a void in the market, then be completely wrong in creating or marketing a widget that he believes fills that void.

As many as one thousand auto manufacturers preceded Henry Ford’s entry into the industry, but he became the Steve Jobs of his time, not only because of his correct perception of the demand for a reliable, low-priced automobile, but with his innovation in designing and marketing it. His creation of the auto assembly line, doubling his workers’ wages, and designing the very affordable Model T Ford vaulted Ford Motor Company into the forefront of the auto industry in 1908.

Correctly perceiving a problem, a need, or a situation and knowing what to do about it are two entirely different matters. For example, if someone says to me that life isn’t fair, I would, of course, agree with him. However, I might totally disagree with him as to what, if anything, should be done about the unfairness of life.

Which brings me back to Bill Ayers and his speech at the University of Oregon …

At one point in his talk, Ayers said, “I don‘t think there’s any question, and I don’t think any of you would question, that the American Empire is in decline — that economically, and politically, and in some ways culturally, that we are in decline.” I agree with this entire statement, though talk about America’s decline drives patriotic statists berserk.

Forget that real unemployment is well above 10 percent; forget that Congress, the executive branch, and the Supreme Court ignore the Constitution with impunity; forget that the U.S. is the biggest debtor nation in the history of the world; forget that half of America’s population depends on government’s redistribution-of-wealth policies for its survival; forget that America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world.

That’s right, people should just ignore the facts and delude themselves into believing that everything is fine with the American Empire. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but everything is not fine. Far from it. America has been in an accelerating decline — politically, economically, and, above all, morally — since at least the 1960s, and, in many ways, since the early 1900s.

We live in an age of lost wars … $15 trillion national debts … the celebration of alternative lifestyles … cultural relativism … a government that has declared war on religion … a Department of Justice that not only refuses to uphold the law, but aggressively tries to prevent individual states from doing so.

This is not the America I grew up in. It’s an America that is on the ropes and struggling to keep its wobbly legs from giving out. Sorry, but Bill Ayers is right about America’s decline.

Further, Ayers believes he knows what’s at the heart of the decline. At an Occupy Union Square rally in New York City, he told the crowd, “I get up every morning and think, today I’m going to make a difference. Today I’m going to end capitalism.”

So, even though Ayers is right when he says that America is in decline, he’s wrong when he points to capitalism as the cause, and even more wrong when he says that “social justice” is the solution, which he has written and spoken about on many occasions.

What, exactly, is this social justice that Ayers and hate mongers on the far left believe is the solution to America’s decline? The website of the National Association of Social Workers defines social justice as “the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.”

How does a halfway intelligent person have a rational discussion with people who talk in such nonsensical, abstract terms? The answer is, he can’t.

It’s not surprising that all attempts to implement social justice have failed the middle and lower classes 100 percent of the time. Instead of producing equal results, social justice creates an elite circle of radicals who dictate people’s lives down to the last detail — what they do for a living, how much they make, what they eat, how many children they have, and so on. Put another way, it produces equal misery for the masses.

Which gets us back to capitalism. Capitalism is not the problem; capitalism is the solution. The more capitalism, the more wealth a society can create and the more wealth there will be to “spread around” — not by force, but as a natural result of people striving to better their own existence through free-market forces. Call it trickle-down economics, if you will — but it does work. The historical facts are indisputable.

Again, Ayers is right when he says that America is in decline. But it is social justice, not capitalism, that is the cause. And it is capitalism, not social justice, that is the solution.

Ayers may not know that, but Barack Obama does — which is why his war against capitalism has been so intense.

You have permission to reprint this article so long as you place the following wording at the end of the article:

Copyright © 2012 Robert Ringer
ROBERT RINGER is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and host of the highly acclaimed Liberty Education Interview Series, which features interviews with top political, economic, and social leaders. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, The Tonight Show, Today, The Dennis Miller Show, Good Morning America, The Lars Larson Show, ABC Nightline, and The Charlie Rose Show, and has been the subject of feature articles in such major publications as Time, People, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron's, and The New York Times.


TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #106131
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5/7/2012 4:30:39 PM

WE THE PEOPLE need to vote Obama out of office.

Failure to do so will be the end of AMERICA as we know it.

If Obama gets reelected, he will grant amnesty via executive order to the MILLIONS of illegals in this country. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.



johnpaulca
10,082 posts
msg #106140
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5/7/2012 11:44:13 PM

President Obama was looking for a call girl.

He found three such girls in a local pub, a blonde, a brunette and a redhead.

To the blonde he said, I am the President of the United States of America.

Now how much would it cost me to spend some time with you?'

She replied, $200.'

To the brunette he asked the same question.

Her reply was $100.

He then asked the redhead...

Her reply was,

'Mr. President, if you can get my skirt up as high as my taxes,

My pants as low as my wages,

Get that thing of yours as hard as the times we are living in,

And keep it rising like the price of gas,

Keep me warmer than it is in my apartment and

Screw me the way you have retirees,

Then it isn't going to cost you a damn cent !'

machismo
115 posts
msg #106147
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modified
5/8/2012 11:22:55 AM

TheRumpledOne
6,268 posts
msg #106131
- Ignore TheRumpledOne 5/7/2012 4:30:39 PM

WE THE PEOPLE need to vote Obama out of office.

Failure to do so will be the end of AMERICA as we know it.

If Obama gets reelected, he will grant amnesty via executive order to the MILLIONS of illegals in this country. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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There is a 59% chance America will end as YOU know it.

Just out of curiosity how many years or days will it take for America to end, if he does win.

johnpaulca
10,082 posts
msg #106151
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5/9/2012 12:00:35 AM



TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #106216
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5/13/2012 2:40:57 PM

IN MY INBOX:

Excuse the inappropriate language but this is really worth the read!
I Think She IS Pissed, but oooh so correct...
Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of the Deficit
Commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he
compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
Here's a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana ... I think
she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight..
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was
15 years old. I am now 63).
3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other
Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for
decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give
OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus
bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme
that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled
the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing
retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to
age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the
goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare
from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the
game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to
such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the
bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes
our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again.
Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately
that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now,
you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off
YOUR debt. To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for
calling "bullshit" on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I
have a few questions for YOU.
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during
your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and
how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the
American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you
proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual,
have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called
Congress who are the"greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases
who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from
millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That's
right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose
of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it,
and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.
If you like the way things are in America delete this. If you agree
with what a fellow Montana citizen Patty Myers says, PASS IT ON!!!!



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