Posts for November, 2012
(As forwarded to me from my conservative sister! Thanks Moe!!!)
I HAVE NEVER - EVER SEEN A SIGN LIKE THIS ABOUT ANY OTHER PRESIDENT OR CANDIDATE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. THIS SAYS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT THESE TIMES AND ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT!
This billboard can be seen on Interstate I-35 in north Texas:
It would be nice to keep this going until November 6th, 2012...
If you get this more than once, keep sending it around in case we forget the damage Obama has done!
A few blurbs from the Sunday Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel (11/4/12), with my interpretations:
"(Tammy) Baldwin stands to the left of President Barack Obama but has sought to moderate her positions over this campaign." (Translation: Baldwin has had to resort to lying to soften her ultra-liberal and anti-American ideology.)
"President Barack Obama campaigned in Milwaukee on Saturday with pop singer Katy Perry." (Let me get this straight, the President of the United States has stooped to appearing with pop stars to try to help bolster his campaign? Sad. Totally unpresidential. What's next - an appearance with Bruce "I'm a multi-millionaire but represent the working class" Springsteen? Oh, that's right...)
"U.S. Africa Command scrutinized after (Benghazi, Libya) attack." (Shouldn't that headline be changed to: "President Barack Obama and his administration scrutinized after (Benghazi, Libya) attack?" Where oh where has the press been on this major blunder by Obama & Co. that resulted in the deaths of four Americans?)
"If he (Ryan) is as popular as they think he is (here)...he shouldn't have to be in his own state all the time." - Russ Feingold (Hey Russ - shouldn't we be wondering if Obama is so far ahead in the polls in Wisconsin why is he in the state all the time?)
"Obama touts four-year experience, as Romney promises change." (Hmmm. Wasn't it four short years ago when a totally inexperienced, unknown, and clueless Obama ascended to the presidency? full of promises of "hope" and "change?" The past four years have given the country neither. Yet, here is Obama - saying he is a "known entity" (not really), while Romney is not. Give me a break. Americans have learned over the past four years that Obama knows little about what it takes to lead. Americans also have learned more of the socialist and anti-American agenda Obama tried to keep under wraps when running for president the first time around.)
"Where Thompson and Baldwin stand on key issues." (If voters don't know the differences between these two candidates for Senate by now, they must have been living under a rock! In a nutshell, Thompson is conservative - Baldwin is an extreme leftie. 'Nuff said.)
"Whoever wins must address federal role in education." (Get the feds out of the way - disband the useless and over-bloated NEA.)
"A grand salute for World War II Vets" (Seems that a few hundred World War II veterans traveled to Washington D.C. Saturday on an honor flight - landing to a heroes welcome at Dulles International Airport, then touring several war memorials throughout Washington D.C. Was the President of the United States among the thousands of people who turned out to cheer the vets? Nah, he was in Wisconsin appearing with pop star Katy Perry...doesn't that just seem so wrong on so many levels?...)
And last but not least - a good sign!
"Romney wins Admirals bobblehead straw poll." Here's one poll where Mitt Romney leads in Wisconsin: More hockey fans chose Romney's bobblehead than chose Barack Obama's in a straw poll giveaway promotion at the Milwaukee Admirals game Friday night. (By the way, I disagree that the Admirals bobblehead poll is "one poll where Mitt Romney leads in Wisconsin." If pollsters didn't tend to oversample Democrats, we'd see Romney ahead. However, that wouldn't bode well for the pro-Obama pollsters and mainstream media.)
VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!
What kind of president encourages his dwindling number of supporters to vote for "revenge?" A little man-child who hates the American way of life and champions socialism!!!
The long-awaited day to change the direction of America for the better has arrived!
Be sure to cast your vote on November 6th, 2012 and take our country back! Let's do this and send Obama and the missus packing back to Chi-town where they can community-organize to their hearts content - but no more on the taxpayer dime!!!
(My personal prediction is that Romney will win the presidency by 5 points (I'd give him a point or two more, but have figured in the Democratic "cheat factor"). Tommy Thompson will also beat Tammy "you're damn right!" Baldwin and become the next Senator from our state.)
'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" - President Ronald Reagan
Those moving words from President Ronald Reagan have fallen on deaf ears and seem irrelevant today. The election of November 6, 2012 just marked a turning point in American history. It now appears that many Americans are quite content in expecting the government to provide for them from birth until death. We have reached that tipping point - where people ask not "what can I do for my country?" but instead "what can my country do for me?"
With the re-election of one of the worst (if not THE worst) president in the history of our nation, we have sealed our fate. Not much can be done for the time being. Obamacare will become a frightening reality. Fiscal irresponsibility will be the norm. Unemployment will rise yet again. The military will become weaker. America will become what the left desires - mediocre and rebuilt as another socialist France. I do fear that things are going to get much worse in the days, months, and years to come. The America we know and love may cease to exist.
We deserve the government we elect.
(My thanks to Peter Leminska for allowing me to reprint his article regarding the recent presidential election and what it means for America.)
A Eulogy for America
The long-awaited election is finally over. Half the country is elated, and the other half is numb. During the weeks leading up to the election, Republicans had been encouraged by pollsters and political analysts, who confidently announced that no President in recent history won re-election with a national unemployment rate over 7.2 percent. They showed poll after poll indicating that a significant majority of Americans believe we are on the wrong track. They pointed out that uncommitted voters inevitably break for the challenger in the final moments. They said it’s all about voter turnout, and concluded Republicans were much more likely to show up at the polls.
This should not have been a close election. All things considered, Barack Obama should have been easily defeated, especially by a challenger so experienced and eminently competent as Mitt Romney.
Now that the contentious campaign is over, there will be calls for reconciliation and unity, but they will fall on deaf ears. The divisiveness fueled by four years of class warfare and petty politics is not likely to heal anytime soon. And now that Obama has been given four more years, unencumbered by political considerations, he is free to impose his radical ideology with reckless abandon. It will only expand the schism. Any hope of reuniting the country vanished with Tuesday’s election.
We all want a prosperous America, but there are dark days ahead for the country. Obamacare remains intact, and most Americans will be stunned at the resulting higher costs and lower quality of care. Small businesses will curtail hiring because of its impact. Scandals like Solyndra, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi will remain buried. More will occur. The national debt will continue to skyrocket, as entitlements expand, and our country cannonballs toward bankruptcy. More liberal justices will be appointed to the Supreme Court. Congress and the Constitution will become less relevant as Obama imposes more of his will on the country through Executive Order. The country will be flooded with illegal aliens as our borders disintegrate, and the Democrats will have established a solid voting bloc and dream constituency - a majority of Americans totally dependent on government.
And something else has escaped the attention of America during this heated campaign. Like the Democrats, Iran is undoubtedly ecstatic about the election results. Ahmadinejad has heard Obama’s empty threats over Iran’s nuclear ambitions for four years. He knows that the use of force by this country, contrary to Obama’s endless warnings, is off the table. As he continues to develop a nuclear weapon, unimpeded by the United States, our closest friends in that region are coming to understand that they are on their own. A confrontation between Iran and Israel is almost a certainty, and Iran has already promised to retaliate against America in that event. Despite Obama’s best efforts to hide from this issue, America will be drawn in.
Obama’s election in 2008 might have been attributed to a naïve electorate that saw a new kind of politician, one filled with inspiration and hope. Or perhaps it was nothing more than mindless enthusiasm generated by America’s first African-American President. With this election, we now know that the country has fundamentally changed. It’s been remolded by Socialists and Communists who have wormed their way into our government, the news media, and our education system. The younger generation has been particularly influenced. One poll shows that 60 percent of the youth vote went to Obama.
This election suggests that the America of past generations is gone. The Obama supporters have forgotten, or never learned those values that made the country great, like hard work, personal responsibility, and selflessness. They have long ago forgotten the inspirational words of John F. Kennedy, Democratic leader from a bygone era, who called for some of that selflessness when he proclaimed, “Ask not what your country can do for you...” That’s exactly what today’s voters are asking. They are inspired by promises of free contraceptives, free health care, and free education. In fact, they demand nothing less than cradle-to-tomb care guaranteed by the government, and funded by the taxpayer.
There was another world leader from Kennedy’s era who comes to mind. He said something not particularly inspirational, but just as memorable. In 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, predicted the demise of Capitalism and free enterprise, announcing to the West, “We will bury you.” Fifty six years later, his prediction has come to pass.
Peter Lemiska is a military veteran and former Senior Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service. He holds a BA in psychology, and his commentaries can be found at renewamerica.com and various other political websites. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Almost one week after the election, many of us are finally coming out of a severe fog of depression. As conservatives/Republicans we realize the good fight isn't over. It's just gotten tougher. As time goes on and 2014 and 2016 draw close, we must focus on the task at hand and get back to work. We must save America from the clear and present dangers from within.
The re-election of Barack Hussein Obama was a big let-down for at least half of the nation. But do not despair. Even on Tuesday, November 6th, there WAS good news - the so-called "silver lining." Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin put together a list of "20 Things That Went Right On Election Day," (which our own WTMJ conservative radio talk show host Charlie Sykes featured on his website):
1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.
3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.
4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.
5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.
6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.
8. Montana voters said no to boundless benefits for illegal aliens.
9. Washington state approved taxpayer-empowering limitations on its state legislature’s ability to raise taxes.
10. For the first time since Reconstruction, the GOP won control of the Arkansas state house.
12. Louisiana voted to protect gun rights.
13. Kentucky voted to protect hunting and fishing rights.
14. Parental notification for minors’ abortion prevailed in Montana.
15. North Carolina Republicans claimed the governor’s office, congressional gains, and control of the state’s general assembly.
16. Paul Ryan will return to Congress after winning re-election and continue to carry the torch for entitlement reform and budget discipline.
17. Conservatives won big victories in the Kansas state legislature.
18. Republicans won historic supermajorities in Tennessee.
19.Across the country, Republicans reached a post-2000 record number of gubernatorial victories.
20. Conservatives who were devastated by the national election results demonstrated how to lose with dignity and grace. There will be finger-pointing and recriminations and soul-searching, but committed activists can’t and won’t lose heart. We’ll regroup, recover, and keep fighting for our country.
Our friend and commenter SteveEgg adds: “And you missed Rs retaking the WI Senate.”
Conservative television host, author, and political commentator Bill O'Reilly recently spoke about the changing landscape of the nation during the "talking point" segment on his show. While O'Reilly paints a rather bleak - and realistic - portrait of the current state of the country, there are small glimmers of hope for the future. We can - and must - do better as conservatives and Republicans to address the real threats to our country. We do need strong leaders in the political arena to get the message out. We need leaders who will not back down, who will tell the truth to the public no matter how painful, and call out those who wish to lead America on a downward spiral towards socialism. We need real leaders with real backbones.
We must not give up the fight. Too much is at stake. We need to re-group and be ready for 2014 and 2016 - the first opportunities we will have to try to salvage what is left of the America our forefathers envisioned. (Per O'Reilly's own website, feel free to share and pass this on to as many friends, relatives, neighbors, acquaintances, etc. as you wish.)
Is traditional America gone for good? by Bill O'Reilly (11/12/2012)
I believe traditional America can come back but it will take a very special person to make that happen.
Let's look at what happened six days ago. President Obama received about 62 million votes; 11 percent less than he got in 2008. So he's slipping in popularity. Mitt Romney ended up with 3.3 million fewer votes than the President, close but Romney got two percent fewer votes than McCain garnered in 2008. By any measure, a poor performance for Governor Romney. Remember, McCain was running right into a recession.
So it's more about Romney's failure to build on McCain's vote than Obama doing anything. A stronger candidate would have defeated the President. Mr. Obama won the woman vote, blacks and Asians. But it was the Hispanic vote that really nailed Romney; 71 percent of Latinos voted for the President. And that was the difference in Florida, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada. Other states were impacted as well.
Romney took white males and Independents by significant margins. But when you bunch it all up together, when you bunch it up, it was an entitlement vote this year. American families earning less than $30,000 a year broke big for the President; 62 percent to 35 percent. So it's clear that left-wing ideology did not win the day for Barack Obama, big spending on federal programs did.
That's the key. Because many in the media would have us believe that liberal ideology was confirmed by this election. It was not. However... however, secularism is certainly eroding traditional power. No question about it. Those Americans who attend religious services at least once a week voted for Romney 59-39, the problem is church going is on the decline in this country.
Here's an example. Despite the President's controversial insistence that some Catholic entities provide birth control and morning after pills, Catholics supported Obama 50 percent to 48 percent down from 2008 but still a surprise to some.
But only about 30 percent of American Catholics now attend weekly mass. So you can see the impact of creeping secularism on the religious vote. On paper, the stats look hopeless for traditional Americans. But they can be reversed. However, it will take a very special politician to do that.
By the way, Mitt Romney didn't even try to marginalize secularism. He basically ignored it. A mistake because President Obama is the poster guy for the secular progressive movement. The key question going forward is the secular progressive movement good for Americans no matter what their ethnicity or economic condition and the answer is no.
Three vivid examples. Secular progressives champion a do-your-own- thing philosophy. No judgments about personal behavior are allowed in that arena. The public school system has adopted that philosophy. And that's now wreaking havoc on American society.
In 2010, about 41 percent of American babies were born out of wedlock. That's up eight percentage points since 2000 and up an astounding 23 percentage points since 1980. Babies born to unmarried women drive poverty, every study shows that and American minority groups are the most affected.
In 2010, 73 percent of black babies were born outside of marriage; 53 of Hispanic babies were. The number was 29 percent for white babies. So the cycle continues. Minorities are more affected by poverty because the traditional family unit has broken down in those precincts. And rather than trying to reverse that, secular progressives want more entitlement spending. Nothing about changing libertine attitudes.
On the abortion front, same thing; rather than trying to discourage taking the lives of millions of fetuses, the secular progressives have created a mythical "war on women" screaming that so-called reproductive rights are under assault. The abortion zealots want the procedure on demand, no matter how late term. And are stridently opposed to even counseling before this life- ending procedure is undertaken.
Abortion is settled law in the USA but it should be discouraged because human DNA is present upon conception. Thus, the situation becomes a human rights issue. Ask yourself this question, should America be a country where potential human life, an undeniable fact after conception, is terminated for convenience... for convenience? Is that the kind of country we want?
And the federal government is going to demand that citizens who oppose abortion pay for it? What say you Planned Parenthood?
Finally, two states Washington and Colorado voted to legalize pot. Here are the grim stats on this idiocy. Since 2008, teenage pot use up 40 percent and heavy use for teens has increased 80 percent. States that have lenient medical marijuana laws driving those stats, why? Because legalizing pot sends a message that it's fine to use it and getting the drug at the corner pot shop makes it readily available to anyone. Ask any drug counselor. And he or she will tell you once a child is introduced to intoxicants that child's life changes for the worse.
Some may not become substance-involved but millions will. Do we want to encourage that? The secular progressives, they don't care about addiction. They don't want limitations on so-called private behavior. No judgments. If you want to smoke drugs? Fine. If you want to abort a fetus? We'll drive you to the clinic. You want to have a kid when you're 16, no problem at all, we'll support you.
If Mitt Romney spelled that out, what the secular progressive movement is really all about in strong vivid terms and how President Obama enables that, Romney would not have lost 71 percent of the Hispanic vote. I can tell you. I believe the majority of Americans can be persuaded that the far left is a dangerous outfit bent on destroying traditional America and replacing it with a social free fire zone that drives dependency and poverty.
We the people need to be confronted with the reality of our situation. But so many of our politicians are cowardly that the truth is rarely heard. Well, tonight you heard it. And maybe four years from now, what's really at stake in America will finally be heard loud and clear.
And that's "The Memo."
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parasites can cause harm and/or disease to their hosts
1. an organism that harbors or nourishes another organism (the parasite).
So the unions, unwilling to take a supposed 8% reduction in workers wages and 17% reduction in pensions (although some sites report a 2% decrease in pensions that the union rejected), instead ended up running Hostess out of business. The company that provided 18,500 people with jobs for decades - and very good ones at that - had to shut its doors. Let's also not overlook the fact that in these trying economic times, many businesses have had to make concessions just to stay afloat. Many private businesses routinely ask workers to take a pay freeze or pay reduction. Also, many private businesses don't even offer pensions anymore - employees are expected to save their own money to fund their own eventual retirements. All of these actions are necessary just to stay in business. (As the saying goes: drastic times call for drastic measures.) Yet, in the case of Hostess, the unions felt it was better to let the company go under then to agree to some minor concessions. The unions wanted employees to keep getting paid the same and keep their benefit packages intact. To hell with allowing Hostess the ability to "make a profit" just to keep operating.
And talk about absurd - in Maine at a Hostess plant, striking workers were actually chanting "shut it down, shut it down!"
One can just picture the union bosses in some office, patting each other on the backs and saying "we showed them!" Yes, you sure did. Striking workers who lose their jobs do not qualify for unemployment compensation. And those workers who did not strike lost their jobs because of those who were striking. In the words of liberals everywhere: Is that FAIR???
The parasites just killed the Host(ess).
The following is a reprint of a blog I post once a year around Thanksgiving. The relevance of this story is so important - especially with what our country continues to face with a president intent on destroying America and rebuilding it as a socialist nation. From the "Foundation for Economic Education" - 2007:
The Real Thanksgiving Story
In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop.
What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony.
At first, they decided to turn their back on all the institutions of the England that had been their home. This included the institution of private property, which they declared to be the basis of greed, averse, and selfishness. Instead, they were determined to live the “Platonic ideal” of collectivism, in which all work would be done in common, with the rewards of their collective efforts evenly divided among the colonists. Farming was done in common, as well as housekeeping and child raising. This was supposed to lead to prosperity and brotherly love.
But their experiment in collectivism did not lead to prosperity or brotherly love. Rather, it created poverty and envy and slothfulness among most of the members of this little society. (Hmmmm...sound familiar?)
Here is Bradford’s description of what socialism created among the Pilgrims:
“The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For the young men, that were most able and fit for labor and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense. The strong… had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors everything else, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them.
“And for men's wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it. Upon the point all being to have alike, and all to do alike, they thought themselves in the like condition, and one as good as another; and so, if it did not cut off those relations that God hath set amongst men, yet it did at least much diminish and take off the mutual respects that should be preserved amongst them… Let none object this is men's corruption, and nothing to the course itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them.”
For two years the harvest time failed to bring forth enough to feed the people. Indeed, many starved and many died of famine. Faced with this disaster, the elders of the colony gathered, Governor Bradford tells us, and decided that another year, and they would surely all die and disappear in the wilderness.
Instead, they decided to divide the property and fields of the colony, and gave each family a piece as their own. Whatever they did not use for their own consumption, they had the right to trade away to their neighbors for something they desired instead.
Now, instead of sloth, envy, resentment, and anger among the colonists, there was a great turnaround in their activities. Industry, effort, and joy were now seen in practically all that the men, women and children did. Bradford writes:
“They had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression…By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the faces of things were changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.”
Indeed, their bounty was so great, that they had enough to not only trade among themselves but also with the neighboring Indians in the forest. In November 1623, they had a great feast to which they also invited the Indians. They prepared turkey and corn, and much more, and thanked God for bringing them a bountiful crop. They, therefore, set aside a day of “Thanksgiving.”
So this Thursday, when we all sit down with our families and friends to enjoy the turkey and the trimmings, let us not forget that we are celebrating the establishment and triumph of capitalism and the spirit of enterprise in America!
Somehow, I think we'll be using this word a lot in the next four years...
"A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices."
Read the entire article at: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/12062
Political correctness once again run amok? or something more nefarious at work? Whenever I hear or read the words "social justice," it is a given that what is taking place is far from "social" or "justice" in any sense of the words. Remember, folks, this IS Obama's vision for America...
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