Monthly Archives: August 2012

What are we “INVESTING” in???

Watching my favorite (all of them) Sunday morning news shows, I’m noticing a lot of “We need to ‘invest’ in” comments when talking about the economy, education, entitlements, etc.

Well, I’m not a rich person … matter of fact, if “middle class” is $100k~, I’m not even that, so I don’t have $$$ to “invest.” HOWEVER, I’ve only taken basic business courses in high school and didn’t make the choice to go to college, but I DO KNOW that when someone “invests,” it is in anticipation of a RETURN ON THAT INVESTMENT!

WHAT returns have we received from our “investments” in education? TARP? Stimulus? Entitlements? Solyndra?

I’m thinking Washington has re-defined ANOTHER of our wonderful country’s benefits and freedoms.

ONLY IN AMERICA!!

Here is a brief study of the hypocrisy brought to our country by the current Democrat administration.  Their whole political philosophy is built on lies, making the only important mission re-election; to hell with honesty, the country or its citizens…

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“Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…but not everyone must prove they are a citizen!”

10) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $40,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

9) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black, while 12% of the population is black.

8) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel, who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax dodgers who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

5) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

4) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America could the “rich people” who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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Forbes Says So, Too!!

Forbes just printed the opinion, of the Congressional Budget Office, on Obamacare and they are declaring, “it’s not pretty.”
Elevated charges beyond comprehension and what was promised us, on this “non tax.”
Deep erosion of current coverage.
In Pelosi’s words, “we have to pass the Bill before you can see what’s in it.”
Remember, only we the peasants, will be forced to use this taxed insurance plan. The ruling class are all exempt.

Go Back to Your Corner!

I really try to stay pragmatic about issues, though I have my own views and preferences.  But I like to discuss and banter with my friends because honest and vigorous debate is the heart of our Republic.  I just don’t get how some people will come out with both gloves on if they disagree with an honest statement of mine, or a difference of opinion! It’s like all of a sudden there’s a reason to be defensive.  Seriously?!!  I don’t always know WHERE a fact came from; I don’t always know WHY I know something (maybe it’s inbred); but I DO know MY beliefs, and you don’t have to agree with them … just be civil and respectful, and so will I.

Chicken Scratchings…

Evelyn Beatrice Hall, (1868 – after 1939),[1] who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, was an English writer best known for her biography of Voltaire with the title The Friends of Voltaire, which she completed in 1906.

In her biography on Voltaire, Hall wrote the phrase: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” — Wikipedia

Can we somehow apply this to politics … oh yeah, and Chic-Fil-A???

 

Puck-puck-puck-p-cock!

Stars & Stripes, bald eagle, Lady Liberty, and now … a chicken sandwich as a symbol of Freedom. Says a lot about today.