Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Now having said that..there will be no blogging today. Besides..what are you doing here you reprobates? Go. Spend time with your family. If you have no blood relatives you still have your friends don't you? Don't just sit there. It's a beautiful day outside. Go outside and enjoy it. Go!.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Let's chat about immigration reform.

Let's have an open, BLUNT discussion about immigration and our southern border. Where in case you didn't notice from my intro, I happen to live. Now..Obama had a closed door session today. A meeting about immigration reform. He invited people who were 'stakeholders' those who have a vested interest in finding a workable solid solution. 1st we'll look at who he DIDN'T invite. He didn't invite any, not a single one..of the border Governors. Brewer, Perry etc. Guess we on the southern border are too reactionary and don't REALLY have a vested interest in a solution. After all..we're only on the FRONT LINES OF THE GODDAMN FIGHT! Here's a few links of those killed by illegal aliens.

Now lets just look at some of the people he thinks have are STAKEHOLDERS and have a vested interest shall we?
Michael Bloomberg-Mayor of NYC. Supporter of Amnesty and Obama Crony. Doesn't like Az Governor Jan Brewer much so he's got an axe to grind.
Richard Trumpka- Head of AFL-CIO union which is a major Obama backer. Financial and otherwise.
Arnold Schwarznegger- Washed up actor, abysmal failure of a governor and a man who married into the Kennedy Clan....that alone is enough for me to consider his judgement suspect.
Rev Al Sharpton- Obama Supporter and race baiting assbag
Julian Castro-Currently Mayor of San Antonio- liberal democrat and I believe amnesty supporter
Charles H. Ramsey- Former Police Commision of D.C. and Current Commish of Philadelphia. While commisioner in D.C. he instituted Traffic 'Checkpoints' which alas information of motorists were breaking no laws were entered into a central database. He in Philly installed lots of cameras in high crime areas which I can't exactly hate him for really.
Another invitee that was listed was a name I can't think of right now. Saw it on Greta tonight. guy who got his ass and his companies ass nailed to the wall during a major ICE raid in which they got bagged for hiring illegal immigrants.

What is your idea for immigration reform and securing our southern borders?

Okay boys and girls it's dawned on me that I MIGHT need to post what I think...for all you new people who are just finding my little slice of sanity on the web. Now..bare in mind before you get all judgmental..if you don't live in one of the border state or one of the states don't get to judge me for my reaction and solution to the border crisis because YOUR ass is somewhere more than a thousand miles away....and you don't get to see it like those of us here do.
Now..lets talk. Obama and those on the Democrat side of the aisle SAY they want to reform the Immigration process. Streamline it. Make it faster. That's all well and good because like any other agency run by the government I have no doubt there's waste and stupidity in the system that can be weeded out. The other thing they espouse is amnesty. Amnesty for anywhere between 12-20 MILLION people who broke our laws and continue to do so. Many of whom were criminals to begin with before they EVER crossed our border. Drunks, Drug Dealers, Thieves,Pimps, prostitutes[okay them I can forgive, because they likely weren't give a choice by their pimps] and Gangbangers. I actually probably could have just left out all the other vices and just said Gangbangers because the gangs are into or do all of those rackets and more.

My question, and the question asked by countless others including LEGAL Immigrants who went through the system and got "green cards" as resident aliens or renounced their previous citizen ships[it's part of the oath they swear at their citizenship ceremony.] and became US citizens; is this: WHY should those who broke the law be REWARDED for breaking and continuing to break that law? And the many of the legal immigrants I know ask "why the hell should they get for free, what WE had to learn and earn?" Good question isn't it? Why indeed?

Now Obama and the Democrats will give you all sorts of Noble and touchy feely, feel good reasons for why. I'll give you 3 reasons why that are nowhere near that touchy feely and are the REAL reasons why. LULAC, LaRaza and the 2012 election. Obama's approval is in the toilet. He pissed off the conservative side of the aisle from the get go. We flat out don't trust him as far as we can throw him. he's given us good reason not to. Obama never had our support and approval. We on the conservative side of the aisle feel he goes to far..waaaay too far. Those on the lef on the other hand..his democratic liberal base..feel he hasn't gone far ENOUGH in his policies. LULAC and La Raza brought him a lot of the Hispanic vote in the 08 election with his promise to get amnesty for illegals already here and to change the way the system works. He hasn't done so. He's been pushing on other issues. Notably Health Care, Energy, GREEN energy and what not; as well as Gays in the Military and other issues. The groups La Raza and LULAC are understandably pissed at him for not delivering on that promise and have flat out told him they're not going to support him if he doesn't get his shit together and deliver on his promise to THEM.

Obama's Disapproval rating as of this morning was 50%. Which makes ME happy. since the higher his DISapproval rating the more likely the Conservatives will get back the white house. The trick of course will be to hold onto the majority in the house gained in the 2010 elections and expand on the gains in the senate from the 2010 elections. Obama has also told the Federal authorities on the border to not make arrests of illegals as they cross the border. THAT one was all OVER the news yesterday.

It's not the first time it's happened either. It happened several years ago:

Now..with this coming down the pike it's a pretty big indicator that Obama is going to TRY to follow through with is promises to LULAC and La Raza and other Hispanic groups. I don't know how successful he'll be with Republicans in control of the House.

The other side of this issue is Border Security. Without it we might as well not even call ourselves a Sovereign Nation anymore. Why? Because we [or rather the feds] are not enforcing their own laws on immigration. I have a solution to this but no one and mean no one is going to like it. Our Southerne border with Mexico is an open running sore. Illegal Immigrants flood across the border in wholesale lots every day. A lot of them acting as one time drug mules for the cartels to get an escort across the border by the drug cartels soldiers. This in not acceptable by any measure or stretch of the imagination. What is need as far as I'm concerned is to put troops on the border.

This is in actuality an undeclared war. An invasion. It's time to treat it like one. Time to pull up the welcome mat. 50,000-75,000 troops, running from Brownville Texas on the Gulf of Mexico up the Rio Grande to say near Sanderson, Tx. From there they run along the border towns up to El Paso. From there along the border through New Mexico, Arizona to Yuma, Arizona. From there the line forks. Straight across from Yuma to San Diego and up the Colorado River to the Hoover Dam. Roving intersecting patrols. You support those troops with Predator Drones. Air Force and ANG Air Patrols. It's time for the navy to go into riverine operations again. Run old fashion PT boats, using hydro jets for propulsion instead of propellers. High speed, shallow draft. After we have patrols established and the troops equipment in place their Rules of Engagement are simple. If it comes across the border at any point other than a border check point..kill it, annihilate it, destroy it, blow it the fuck up, make it cease to be.
"but..but..where are going to get the money to pay for all this when everyone is calling for cuts everywhere?" Well..people want to bring troops home.? Lets do so. The Europeans have depended on us for far to long to guard their backsides. Let them guard their own. pull all those troops and their equipment home. they are by and large the first to whine and cry warmonger when another war breaks out and we have to act. Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em all. the long the short and the tall. I'd say stay in Japan. The Iraqi's are supposedly ready to take care of themselves. Bring the boys home from Iraq. Anyone we have left over there comes home. Afghanistan? Nuke it til its a flat, glowing pile of glass and have done with it. Pakistan? Take out the leader ship, seize and take or blow in place their nuclear arsenal and then just leave. They'll revert to their natural tribalism crap and kill each other in wholse sale job lots. but at least they won't have the nukes anymore....which is quite frankly the MAIN reason we went into Pakistan in the first place. Seriously? Islamic Fundamentalists with nukes? *shudder* Other than that we're going to get into a much broader discussion. Yes children this is going to cost money. but freedom and safety do NOT come free. How many times do I have to tell you TANSTAAFL. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch, before it finally resonates?

"Your solution is overly violent and belligerent." Well geez there's a statement of the MASSIVELY obvious. Force does no good if you don't apply it. We on the border have been screaming at the idiots in DC for 20 mother fucking years or more to do a better job of securing the border. Fences, increase the size of the border patrol, roving intersecting team border patrols, more open rules of engagement for those border patrol agents etc. What have we gotten? Bullshit, innuendo, overly emotional feely touchy arguments, lies and the run around. We are no longer at a point where those things we've been screaming for, for more than 20yrs, will have a salutory effect. It's come too far and the situation has gotten too bad for them to be worth a damn. Especially with the various drug cartels coming across our borders with impugnity. Killing our law enforcement officers. Killing, kidnapping, raping and torturing our citizens. Destroying our property And all the with the connivance of the Mexican Government. Mordida has been the law of the land over there since long before I was born. We can no longer afford PASSIVE solutions. If you don't like it, I REALLY don't give a shit!

If the U.S, government hadn't given us hand wringing, hanky stomping platitudes and bullshit and had put actual concrete solutions in place 20yrs or more ago? Then perhaps it wouldn't be this bad now would it? Then there'd be no need for my "overly violent and belligerent" solution. At this point however it's the only viable one that will bring us any peace. If you kill enough of them, truck the bodies back over the river in dump trucks and dump them on their doorsteps the Mexican Government and the Cartels and those streaming across the border will get the point eventually. Or you can use the bodies for sandbags *shrug* because the cartels in particular aren't going to like my solution very much.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

LArry Corriea's Tax Day Rant! A Must Read!

For those of you who might occasionally pop in an out of my blog that are of a liberal bent..let me suggest you actually READ Larry's entire post, instead of commenting after just the first paragraph. I know you have trouble with the big words and your comprehension level sucks donkey dick..but TRY.

Larry is spot on. He's a damned good author of books too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obamas Budg err next campaign speech PT 2

and here's part 2.

The fact is, their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America. As Ronald Reagan’s own budget director said, there’s nothing “serious” or “courageous” about this plan. There’s nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. There’s nothing courageous about asking for sacrifice from those who can least afford it and don’t have any clout on Capitol Hill. And this is not a vision of the America I know.

Again with the SPENDING on Tax cuts? Jesus you really ARE a broken record you supercilious ass. There IS no such thing as SPENDING on tax cuts. Tax cuts means the government gets LESS of a persons money, therefore in correspondence the government is supposed SPEND less money! IOW the people get to KEEP more of their own money to spend as THEY see fit. As an aside let me explain something to my readers. Do you realize, that if we confiscated ALL the money and property of ALL the millionaires and billionaires in the country and gave it to the government it would only come out to around $160 BILLION or thereabouts? IOW it would barely make a DENT in what this duplicitous motherfucker and the equally complicit congress ,have spent and borrowed in the last 2yrs. Oh and in case you haven't heard people. The Congressional Budget Office came out with a report today that the budget deal they just hammered out at the last minute last friday won't save $38.5's only, in actuality going to save $325 million according to the CBO. big difference no?

The America I know is generous and compassionate; a land of opportunity and optimism. We take responsibility for ourselves and each other; for the country we want and the future we share. We are the nation that built a railroad across a continent and brought light to communities shrouded in darkness. We sent a generation to college on the GI bill and saved millions of seniors from poverty with Social Security and Medicare. We have led the world in scientific research and technological breakthroughs that have transformed millions of lives.

Yep this is our America. The America you are trying to "Fundamentally Change" by bankrupting us..for starters.

This is who we are. This is the America I know. We don’t have to choose between a future of spiraling debt and one where we forfeit investments in our people and our country. To meet our fiscal challenge, we will need to make reforms. We will all need to make sacrifices. But we do not have to sacrifice the America we believe in. And as long as I’m President, we won’t.

Yes actually we DO have to choose. Because we can no longer afford to spend like you have been.

Today, I’m proposing a more balanced approach to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over twelve years. It’s an approach that borrows from the recommendations of the bipartisan Fiscal Commission I appointed last year, and builds on the roughly $1 trillion in deficit reduction I already proposed in my 2012 budget. It’s an approach that puts every kind of spending on the table, but one that protects the middle-class, our promise to seniors, and our investments in the future.

Every kind of spending and your whining about cuts to Transportation, Education, Social Security and Medicaid/care? Shut the hell up.

The first step in our approach is to keep annual domestic spending low by building on the savings that both parties agreed to last week – a step that will save us about $750 billion over twelve years. We will make the tough cuts necessary to achieve these savings, including in programs I care about, but I will not sacrifice the core investments we need to grow and create jobs. We’ll invest in medical research and clean energy technology. We’ll invest in new roads and airports and broadband access. We will invest in education and job training. We will do what we need to compete and we will win the future.

Sigh...roads is in the governments job description..but no where does it say in the constitution "the government will create jobs and ensure everyone gets broadband access" Sorry but Broadband access is NOT crucial government mandated infrastructure. JOBS are created by Entrepreneurs with ideas who take a chance that they've found something, a product that their fellow citizens will want or need.

Something to pontificate on children..there are now 2x as many people that work for the government as work for the private sector.

The second step in our approach is to find additional savings in our defense budget. As Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than protecting our national security, and I will never accept cuts that compromise our ability to defend our homeland or America’s interests around the world. But as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen, has said, the greatest long-term threat to America’s national security is America’s debt.

Okay children did I not tell you REPEATEDLY that eventually there would be slash and cuts to the defense budget? Yes I agree there needs to be a few reforms in the way money is spent in defense, primarily to my mind the way government monies and contracts are awarded to contractors. for R&D, and the way our weapons systems are designed. many of them are more complicated than they need to be, therefore more expensive to design, manufacture and maintain. Follow me?

Just as we must find more savings in domestic programs, we must do the same in defense. Over the last two years, Secretary Gates has courageously taken on wasteful spending, saving $400 billion in current and future spending. I believe we can do that again. We need to not only eliminate waste and improve efficiency and effectiveness, but conduct a fundamental review of America’s missions, capabilities, and our role in a changing world. I intend to work with Secretary Gates and the Joint Chiefs on this review, and I will make specific decisions about spending after it’s complete.

Secretary a FOOL, and that's all I'm gonna say about that. Do we really need to conduct a "fundamental review" of our missions etc? Not really. the mission is the same as it always was. protect our home shores by killing bad people doing bad things. Preferably BEFORE they can do something bad to us. if they do succeed in doing something bad, kill every fucking one of them in retaliation, burn they're country down to the ground and then sow the earth with salt. End of Review.

The third step in our approach is to further reduce health care spending in our budget. Here, the difference with the House Republican plan could not be clearer: their plan lowers the government’s health care bills by asking seniors and poor families to pay them instead. Our approach lowers the government’s health care bills by reducing the cost of health care itself.

Sigh..seriously? this repetitive generalistic misdirecting bullshit is getting annoying. I think at this point in the speech if I'd been in the room I'd have jumped up on stage, taken the cue cards out of the Liar In Chief's hands and shoved them up his ass.

Already, the reforms we passed in the health care law will reduce our deficit by $1 trillion. My approach would build on these reforms. We will reduce wasteful subsidies and erroneous payments. We will cut spending on prescription drugs by using Medicare’s purchasing power to drive greater efficiency and speed generic brands of medicine onto the market. We will work with governors of both parties to demand more efficiency and accountability from Medicaid. We will change the way we pay for health care – not by procedure or the number of days spent in a hospital, but with new incentives for doctors and hospitals to prevent injuries and improve results. And we will slow the growth of Medicare costs by strengthening an independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical experts and consumers who will look at all the evidence and recommend the best ways to reduce unnecessary spending while protecting access to the services seniors need.

Already the reforms in healthcare are having a detrimental effect on our healthcare system, and raising prices, because older established doctors who can see the writing on the wall are retiring and getting out of it rather than have some faceless panel somewhere with no medical experience telling them how to do their jobs, and how much they're ALLOWED to charge. A good many others are giving up their practices and going to work for hospitals for a layer of protection between them and the coming bureaucrats so they can continue to practice their chosen profession. IOW doctors that actually have a fucking clue[experience] are going to start being few and far between.

Now, we believe the reforms we’ve proposed to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid will enable us to keep these commitments to our citizens while saving us $500 billion by 2023, and an additional one trillion dollars in the decade after that. And if we’re wrong, and Medicare costs rise faster than we expect, this approach will give the independent commission the authority to make additional savings by further improving Medicare.

It's not the job of the government to take care of the everyone. THAT responsibility belongs to the individual. If they don't want to bear that responsibility they can feel free to lay down and die somewhere because I won't help those who won't TRY to help themselves.

But let me be absolutely clear: I will preserve these health care programs as a promise we make to each other in this society. I will not allow Medicare to become a voucher program that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry, with a shrinking benefit to pay for rising costs. I will not tell families with children who have disabilities that they have to fend for themselves. We will reform these programs, but we will not abandon the fundamental commitment this country has kept for generations.

So what your saying is that you're going to force the people to pay for the rising costs of a program that needs to be slashed and that a great many people want slashed and brought under control? Yeah that sounds about normal coming from you Barry old boy.

That includes, by the way, our commitment to Social Security. While Social Security is not the cause of our deficit, it faces real long-term challenges in a country that is growing older. As I said in the State of the Union, both parties should work together now to strengthen Social Security for future generations. But we must do it without putting at risk current retirees, the most vulnerable, or people with disabilities; without slashing benefits for future generations; and without subjecting Americans’ guaranteed retirement income to the whims of the stock market.

Sigh...I'm not going to expound on SS too much because I already have..vociferously in a previous post. Suffice to say that the program was never intended to be a permanent program to create a permanent underclass beholden to the GODDAMN GOVERNMENT FOR A LIVING WAGE! It was [I hate being repetitive] a temporary program to help war widows and orphans. That is original intent of its inception.

The fourth step in our approach is to reduce spending in the tax code. In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. And I refuse to renew them again.

Okay once again we come to this falsehood. There IS no SPENDING in the Tax Code itself. The Tax Codes only purpose is to ACCRUE[gather, steal] money for the government to spend responsibly later. There is no spending in the Tax Code itself. In it's bureaucratic enforcement arm..the Infernal Revenue Service, there is massive overspending on wholly unearned and undeserved high salaries of those that work for the IRS. Oh and by the way the 'tax cut to the middle class" he refers to..would have been a massive tax hike to EVERYBODY..not just the poor or the middle class. But the poor, the middle class AND the rich with as usual the "rich" bearing the brunt of the burden.

Beyond that, the tax code is also loaded up with spending on things like itemized deductions. And while I agree with the goals of many of these deductions, like homeownership or charitable giving, we cannot ignore the fact that they provide millionaires an average tax break of $75,000 while doing nothing for the typical middle-class family that doesn’t itemize.

Itemized deductions is just that, deductions for the taxpayer or less money he has to pay to the government out of his pocket. Once again there IS no spending in the goddamn Tax code.

My budget calls for limiting itemized deductions for the wealthiest 2% of Americans – a reform that would reduce the deficit by $320 billion over ten years. But to reduce the deficit, I believe we should go further. That’s why I’m calling on Congress to reform our individual tax code so that it is fair and simple – so that the amount of taxes you pay isn’t determined by what kind of accountant you can afford. I believe reform should protect the middle class, promote economic growth, and build on the Fiscal Commission’s model of reducing tax expenditures so that there is enough savings to both lower rates and lower the deficit. And as I called for in the State of the Union, we should reform our corporate tax code as well, to make our businesses and our economy more competitive.

Yes! By all means reform the Tax Code. By all means let go even farther and toss the current Tax Code in the Trash. Replacing it with a Flat Tax. EVERYONE pays the same percentage of their income at the end of the year, poor, middle class, and the "rich", everyone is the same. THAT is fairness. As I mentioned in my ripping apart of the State of DisUnion address, this means taxes will go up for the poor and the middle class but stop whining because the "rich" will pay a MINIMUM of 10x more than the poor or the middle class will. The REALLY rich will pay more in ONE YEARS taxes; than one of us poor or middle class will pay in the entirety of our LIVES. Think about that before you start whinging people because it annoys the ever loving hell out of me.

This is my approach to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next twelve years. It’s an approach that achieves about $2 trillion in spending cuts across the budget. It will lower our interest payments on the debt by $1 trillion. It calls for tax reform to cut about $1 trillion in spending from the tax code. And it achieves these goals while protecting the middle class, our commitment to seniors, and our investments in the future.

Yada Yada the broken record revolves around the turntable.

In the coming years, if the recovery speeds up and our economy grows faster than our current projections, we can make even greater progress than I have pledged here. But just to hold Washington – and me – accountable and make sure that the debt burden continues to decline, my plan includes a debt failsafe. If, by 2014, our debt is not projected to fall as a share of the economy – or if Congress has failed to act – my plan will require us to come together and make up the additional savings with more spending cuts and more spending reductions in the tax code. That should be an incentive for us to act boldly now, instead of kicking our problems further down the road.

So this is our vision for America – a vision where we live within our means while still investing in our future; where everyone makes sacrifices but no one bears all the burden; where we provide a basic measure of security for our citizens and rising opportunity for our children.

*Sigh* I'm bored Mr President. Would you please shut the fuck up? Look your so repetitive and boring even your Vice President has fallen asleep in the front row!

Of course, there will be those who disagree with my approach. Some will argue we shouldn’t even consider raising taxes, even if only on the wealthiest Americans. It’s just an article of faith for them. I say that at a time when the tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century, the most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more. I don’t need another tax cut. Warren Buffett doesn’t need another tax cut. Not if we have to pay for it by making seniors pay more for Medicare. Or by cutting kids from Head Start. Or by taking away college scholarships that I wouldn’t be here without. That some of you wouldn’t be here without. And I believe that most wealthy Americans would agree with me. They want to give back to the country that’s done so much for them. Washington just hasn’t asked them to.

Others will say that we shouldn’t even talk about cutting spending until the economy is fully recovered. I’m sympathetic to this view, which is one of the reasons I supported the payroll tax cuts we passed in December. It’s also why we have to use a scalpel and not a machete to reduce the deficit – so that we can keep making the investments that create jobs. But doing nothing on the deficit is just not an option. Our debt has grown so large that we could do real damage to the economy if we don’t begin a process now to get our fiscal house in order.

Finally, there are those who believe we shouldn’t make any reforms to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security out of a fear that any talk of change to these programs will usher in the sort of radical steps that House Republicans have proposed. I understand these fears. But I guarantee that if we don’t make any changes at all, we won’t be able to keep our commitments to a retiring generation that will live longer and face higher health care costs than those who came before.

Indeed, to those in my own party, I say that if we truly believe in a progressive vision of our society, we have the obligation to prove that we can afford our commitments. If we believe that government can make a difference in people’s lives, we have the obligation to prove that it works – by making government smarter, leaner and more effective.

Of course, there are those who will simply say that there’s no way we can come together and agree on a solution to this challenge. They’ll say the politics of this city are just too broken; that the choices are just too hard; that the parties are just too far apart. And after a few years in this job, I certainly have some sympathy for this view.

But I also know that we’ve come together and met big challenges before. Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill came together to save Social Security for future generations. The first President Bush and a Democratic Congress came together to reduce the deficit. President Clinton and a Republican Congress battled each other ferociously and still found a way to balance the budget. In the last few months, both parties have come together to pass historic tax relief and spending cuts. And I know there are Republicans and Democrats in Congress who want to see a balanced approach to deficit reduction.

I believe we can and must come together again. This morning, I met with Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to discuss the approach I laid out today. And in early May, the Vice President will begin regular meetings with leaders in both parties with the aim of reaching a final agreement on a plan to reduce the deficit by the end of June.

I don’t expect the details in any final agreement to look exactly like the approach I laid out today. I’m eager to hear other ideas from all ends of the political spectrum. And though I’m sure the criticism of what I’ve said here today will be fierce in some quarters, and my critique of the House Republican approach has been strong, Americans deserve and will demand that we all bridge our differences, and find common ground. WON'T throw a temper tantrum if it doesn't follow your great plan? riiiight

This larger debate we’re having, about the size and role of government, has been with us since our founding days. And during moments of great challenge and change, like the one we’re living through now, the debate gets sharper and more vigorous. That’s a good thing. As a country that prizes both our individual freedom and our obligations to one another, this is one of the most important debates we can have.

Yep you'd better pray..because there's no place for people like you in our government Barry old boy..and if there's any justice you are gonna be thrown out on your ass in 2012.

But no matter what we argue or where we stand, we’ve always held certain beliefs as Americans. We believe that in order to preserve our own freedoms and pursue our own happiness, we can’t just think about ourselves. We have to think about the country that made those liberties possible. We have to think about our fellow citizens with whom we share a community. And we have to think about what’s required to preserve the American Dream for future generations.

This sense of responsibility – to each other and to our country – this isn’t a partisan feeling. It isn’t a Democratic or Republican idea. It’s patriotism.

The other day I received a letter from a man in Florida. He started off by telling me he didn’t vote for me and he hasn’t always agreed with me. But even though he’s worried about our economy and the state of our politics, he said,

“I still believe. I believe in that great country that my grandfather told me about. I believe that somewhere lost in this quagmire of petty bickering on every news station, the ‘American Dream’ is still alive…

Yes the American Dream is still's in critical condition thanks to big government, but it's still thanks to Politicians like you Barry old boy.

We need to use our dollars here rebuilding, refurbishing and restoring all that our ancestors struggled to create and maintain…We as a people must do this together, no matter the color of the state one comes from or the side of the aisle one might sit on.”

Yes..something I agree with..we need to invest in jobs HERE, by lowering taxes, giving AMERICAN owned companies the incentive to actually STAY here instead of them farming the jobs out to overseas!

I still believe as well. And I know that if we can come together, and uphold our responsibilities to one another and to this larger enterprise that is America, we will keep the dream of our founding alive in our time, and pass on to our children the country we believe in. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

Jeebus that duplicitous, deceitful son of a bitch likes the sound of his own voice don't he? many liberal/progressive people..also has Delusions of Grandeur. Gee glad this speech is over..even his own VP fell asleep during it..which just goes to show how boring, repetitive and monotonous Obama is.

Obamas Budg err next campaign speech PT 1.

Yes yes, 'tis time, 'tis time. To start repeating myself again. *shrug* I can't help it if my response sounds like a broken record. Talk to President Obama. The man who can't help repeating himself because that's ALL he knows how to do. I'd have to check but I'd bet that Obama has given more televised speeches in the last 2 years than GW Bush gave in the entirety of his EIGHT years in office. Obama never left the campaign trail. Obviously my responses are going to be in Italics. I'd do it in Bold but since the next section of the speech I posted is all in bold...*shrug* Now on to the "I'm your Liar In Chief" show.The gift that unfortunately keeps giving.

Good afternoon. It’s great to be back at GW. I want you to know that one of the reasons I kept the government open was so I could be here today with all of you. I wanted to make sure you had one more excuse to skip class. You’re welcome.

riiiight that was real funny. stop trying to write your own jokes you SUCK at it.

Of course, what we’ve been debating here in Washington for the last few weeks will affect your lives in ways that are potentially profound. This debate over budgets and deficits is about more than just numbers on a page, more than just cutting and spending. It’s about the kind of future we want. It’s about the kind of country we believe in. And that’s what I want to talk about today.

WRONG boyo! It's about EXACTLY that! Its about the fact that since you came into office you've spent/borrowed HALF the total of the National Debt that was already accrued. It's about ...ach..never mind you'd never listen anyway Barry old boy.

From our first days as a nation, we have put our faith in free markets and free enterprise as the engine of America’s wealth and prosperity. More than citizens of any other country, we are rugged individualists, a self-reliant people with a healthy skepticism of too much government.

No Shit? Really? You're just noticing this NOW? Oh're too stupid to think for yourself. This is your speech writer trying to make you look intelligent and knowledgeable about history. I'd fire his ass if I were you..he's not making you look good.

But there has always been another thread running throughout our history – a belief that we are all connected; and that there are some things we can only do together, as a nation. We believe, in the words of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, that through government, we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves. And so we’ve built a strong military to keep us secure, and public schools and universities to educate our citizens. We’ve laid down railroads and highways to facilitate travel and commerce. We’ve supported the work of scientists and researchers whose discoveries have saved lives, unleashed repeated technological revolutions, and led to countless new jobs and entire industries. Each of us has benefitted from these investments, and we are a more prosperous country as a result.

Almost all of this before politicians of your ilk came along Barry old boy. oh and by the way here's another quote from one of our founding fathers. :

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny" Thomas Jefferson

Part of this American belief that we are all connected also expresses itself in a conviction that each one of us deserves some basic measure of security. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, hard times or bad luck, a crippling illness or a layoff, may strike any one of us. “There but for the grace of God go I,” we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.

Sigh so what your saying is that everyone is equal and equally deserving..even if they're not. Wrong again Barry old boy. What the founders believed in and sought to instill in us is equality of opportunity.NOT opportunity of RESULT. Yes we don't mind helping each other but like anything else..we reach for those who are down, We seek to help them yes..but only if they're willing to try and help themselves. otherwise it's a waste of time and money. Which apparently your supposed college education was.

For much of the last century, our nation found a way to afford these investments and priorities with the taxes paid by its citizens. As a country that values fairness, wealthier individuals have traditionally born a greater share of this burden than the middle class or those less fortunate. This is not because we begrudge those who’ve done well – we rightly celebrate their success. Rather, it is a basic reflection of our belief that those who have benefitted most from our way of life can afford to give a bit more back. Moreover, this belief has not hindered the success of those at the top of the income scale, who continue to do better and better with each passing year.

Wrong..those investments that you speak of especially Social Security..were only supposed to be TEMPORARY programs to help war widows and orphans. It was never seen as a permanent program to produce a class of people whose sole purpose in life was to suck at the government teat. Medicare and Medicaid were absolute abortions that never should have come to fruition.

Now, at certain times – particularly during periods of war or recession – our nation has had to borrow money to pay for some of our priorities. And as most families understand, a little credit card debt isn’t going to hurt if it’s temporary.

Really? no shit? your speech writer really has a firm grasp of the obvious.

But as far back as the 1980s, America started amassing debt at more alarming levels, and our leaders began to realize that a larger challenge was on the horizon. They knew that eventually, the Baby Boom generation would retire, which meant a much bigger portion of our citizens would be relying on programs like Medicare, Social Security, and possibly Medicaid. Like parents with young children who know they have to start saving for the college years, America had to start borrowing less and saving more to prepare for the retirement of an entire generation.

Yes we did start amassing more debt. Whose fault is that? Well..everyones but primarily the governments. it was about then that the government told banks to start lending money to people at ursurious rates who were NEVER going to able to pay back the loans; and who never should have been given those loans in the first place. then of course in the 90's the government stuck it's nose into the housing market and we all saw how well THAT worked out recently. So instead of ENCOURAGING people to "Save Save Save" the government encouraged people to "Spend Spend Spend" in a spate of unfettered financial stupidity. See if people are SAVING it's less money the goddamn government can get it's sticky fingers on through Federal Taxes and various fees. If the baby boom generation had been encouraged to be frugal instead of [like our current government] spending money like sailors in a whorehouse...the baby boomers wouldn't NEED social security. They could survive quite handily on their savings. The same is true of the following generations...if we'd been encouraged and told "sure splurge every once in while but by and large it's a good idea to be frugal and not amass too much debt.." then none of those programs you harp on would be necessary. So fuck off and die Barry old boy..I ain't buying.

To meet this challenge, our leaders came together three times during the 1990s to reduce our nation’s deficit. They forged historic agreements that required tough decisions made by the first President Bush and President Clinton; by Democratic Congresses and a Republican Congress. All three agreements asked for shared responsibility and shared sacrifice, but they largely protected the middle class, our commitments to seniors, and key investments in our future.

Minor nitpick..the only reason Clinton came to his senses was because he got saddled with a contrary republican congress who told him "sorry the spending stops here" otherwise..we'd have been in the boat in the 90's that we're in NOW.

As a result of these bipartisan efforts, America’s finances were in great shape by the year 2000. We went from deficit to surplus. America was actually on track to becoming completely debt-free, and we were prepared for the retirement of the Baby Boomers.

Great shape? Really?

But after Democrats and Republicans committed to fiscal discipline during the 1990s, we lost our way in the decade that followed. We increased spending dramatically for two wars and an expensive prescription drug program – but we didn’t pay for any of this new spending. Instead, we made the problem worse with trillions of dollars in unpaid-for tax cuts – tax cuts that went to every millionaire and billionaire in the country; tax cuts that will force us to borrow an average of $500 billion every year over the next decade.

A. the wars were necessary and YOU, you hypocritical assbag have just involved us in another countries Civil War. B. cuts are by definition money that the government doesn't get it's paws on...therefore it's not anything that has to be PAID's just less money the government has to spend.Which MEANS that your supposed to SPEND LESS!

One vision has been championed by Republicans in the House of Representatives and embraced by several of their party’s presidential candidates. It’s a plan that aims to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion over the next ten years, and one that addresses the challenge of Medicare and Medicaid in the years after that.

Those are both worthy goals for us to achieve. But the way this plan achieves those goals would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known throughout most of our history. mean...they want you to stop SPENDING money? GASP Be still my heart. BTW it's no different than what we've done in the past..stop lying. I know that's hard for you but TRY.

A 70% cut to clean energy. A 25% cut in education. A 30% cut in transportation. Cuts in college Pell Grants that will grow to more than $1,000 per year. That’s what they’re proposing. These aren’t the kind of cuts you make when you’re trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings in the budget. These aren’t the kind of cuts that Republicans and Democrats on the Fiscal Commission proposed. These are the kind of cuts that tell us we can’t afford the America we believe in. And they paint a vision of our future that’s deeply pessimistic.

Yes because Clean Energy is sooo viable. Not. Tell the truth Obama. Clean energy isn't all that and a bag of chips. Wind..yippee..yep the wind ALWAYS blows...not. Also lets talk about the little factoid that as a general rule at anything over 45-50MPH the turbine has to cut out power generation and retract/fold the blades because at anything over those windspeeds you risk the blades wobbling, ripping off and tearing apart their towers[or if it's a wind FARM*snort* it's surrounding turbine brothers and sisters.] Thereby destroying a costly investment that will only generate.. about 10-30% of the energy that the wind actually provides and puts out. [don't believe me? Go Look it up people and educate yourself!]
Now lets talk about solar shall we? I forget which Senator it was, but it was either Feinstein or Boxer who when they found out just HOW much of Death Valley would have to be covered in solar panels put the kibosh on any expansion of solar panel farms out in the Death Valley desert/national park. Solar energy is expensive. Hell a good home system set up to get you more off the grid will cost you as much as a brand new car..$30k or more. Now you can put panels up on your roof..but keep something in have to get up on that roof and clean those panels EVERY DAY for maximum efficiency and energy generation. Something you'll not hear bandied about because the people who sell those set ups WANT to make money. ooooops didn't know that one did you. Also green energy KILLS more jobs than it generates making it, as far as I'm concerned, a net loss.

We need cuts in education..because at this point we're pouring good money into the rat hole that is the crumbling education system. There has been massive firing of teachers all over the place lately. The problem isn't the teachers..okay it's not ONLY the teachers. It's the education bureaucracy...the adminstrators, the principals. Principals like THIS fucking moron..:

This is the kind of bureaucratic, "Its my lot in life to micromanage yours" liberal progressive mentality that most of our administrators and principals have. Not really shocking considering how many of the same type of people inhabit our Colleges as professors and administrators.

A cut in Transportation? Well YEAH you SAID "Everything is on the table" So WHAT the fuck are you whining for now? Jesus!

It’s a vision that says if our roads crumble and our bridges collapse, we can’t afford to fix them. If there are bright young Americans who have the drive and the will but not the money to go to college, we can’t afford to send them. Go to China and you’ll see businesses opening research labs and solar facilities. South Korean children are outpacing our kids in math and science. Brazil is investing billions in new infrastructure and can run half their cars not on high-priced gasoline, but biofuels. And yet, we are presented with a vision that says the United States of America – the greatest nation on Earth – can’t afford any of this.

Again...not if you and the rest of the government don't stop spending like sailors on leave in a whorehouse.

It’s a vision that says America can’t afford to keep the promise we’ve made to care for our seniors. It says that ten years from now, if you’re a 65 year old who’s eligible for Medicare, you should have to pay nearly $6,400 more than you would today. It says instead of guaranteed health care, you will get a voucher. And if that voucher isn’t worth enough to buy insurance, tough luck – you’re on your own. Put simply, it ends Medicare as we know it.

Again Barry old boy it's the fault of those with a liberal mindset who forced and sold this bill of goods, this emotional pile of the american people. And why SHOULDN'T the elderly have to pay for goods and services just because their old? If they were frugal with their money they can afford it. And before you accuse me of being mean..My parents are still alive you dumbasses. this is gonna hit them just as hard as anyone else. Since through circumstances they couldn't control.. they've had their savings wiped out REPEATEDLY. And now are well and truly fucked.

That is all for now. shall be continued in part 2.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A letter by a Centurion, written more than 2000 years ago

Now this is a thought provoker boys and girls. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Ring any similarity bells with what's happening now?

We have been told, on leaving our native soil, that we are going to defend the sacred rights conferred on us by so many of our citizens settled overseas, so many years of our presence, so many benefits brought by us to populations in need of our assistance and our civilization.

We were able to verify that all this was true, and, because it was true, we did not hesitate to shed our quota of blood, to sacrifice our youth and our hopes. We regretted nothing, but whereas we over here are inspired by this frame of mind, I am told that in Rome, factions and conspiracies are rife, that treachery flourishes, and that many people in their uncertainty and confusion lend a ready ear to the dire temptations of relinquishment and vilify our action.

I cannot believe that all this is true and yet recent wars have shown how pernicious such a state of mind could be and where it could lead.

Make haste to reassure me, I beg you, and tell me that our fellow citizens understand us, support us, and protect us as we ourselves are protecting the glory of the Empire.

If it should be otherwise, if we should have to leave our bleached bones on these desert sands in vain, then beware of the fury of the legions.

Marcus Flavinius

Centurion of the 2nd Cohort of the Augusta Legion

Letter to his cousin Tertullus in Rome

circa 20 B.C.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Common Sense. August 3rd, 2008

From a blogpost I made elsewhere in the netverse in 08:

Anyway. I'm reading the works of Thomas Paine at the moment and stumbled across this little bit in Common Sense:

"The present state of America is truly alarming to every man who is capable of reflexion. Without law, without government, without any other mode of power than what is founded on, and granted by courtesy. Held together by an unexampled concurrence of sentiment, which, is never the less subject to change, and which every secret enemy is endeavouring to dissolve. Our present condition is, legislation without law, wisdom without a plan; a constitution without a name; and, what is strangely astonishing, perfect independance contending for dependance. The instance is without a precedant; the case has never exsisted before; and who can tell what may be the event? The property of no man is secure in the present unbraced system of things. The mind of the multitude is left at random, and seeing no fixed object before them, they pursue such as fancy or opinion starts. Nothing is criminal; there is no such thing as treason; wherefore, everyone thinks himself at liberty to act as he pleases."

Now lets take this little by little and compare it to today.

"The present state of America is truly alarming to every man who is capable of reflexion. Without law, without government, without any other mode of power than what is founded on, and granted by courtesy."

Those words hold as true at this moment as they were back then. Except in the case of no law and no government; we have a government that through law seeks to bring back the times of yore by USING law. Complete control for those in power and no recourse for those being screwed, enslaved, stepped on, raped, overtaxed, used and abused.

"Held together by an unexampled concurrence of sentiment, which, is never the less subject to change, and which every secret enemy is endeavouring to dissolve. Our present condition is, legislation without law, wisdom without a plan; a constitution without a name; and, what is strangely astonishing, perfect independance contending for dependance."

Again pretty timely, except that now we have those who have driven a further wedge between differing viewpoints, seek to keep those wedges in place and seek to keep us at each others throats. So we don't see what they are up to. Their aim, to dissolve the United States itself and enslave the people in it. We do have legislation with law, we do have a Constitution with a name. We also have people actively trying to give up their independence for dependence and force it on the rest of us as well. What we lack is wisdom and a plan to change all that. Okay that's not entirely true...many people have different plans..some are even good ones. What we lack is the will to act on them in concert, and quite possibly the wisdom to make the effort.

"The instance is without a precedent; the case has never existed before; and who can tell what may be the event? The property of no man is secure in the present unbraced system of things. The mind of the multitude is left at random, and seeing no fixed object before them, they pursue such as fancy or opinion starts. Nothing is criminal; there is no such thing as treason; wherefore, everyone thinks himself at liberty to act as he pleases."

The instance DOES have a precedent, the case has existed before and has come again now, and if we act or don't act, either way we can fairly well tell what will come next. The property of NO MAN is secure, because the government keeps coming up with new and more hateful ways to TAKE it from us. We sit here, as a whole and accept this situation when we keep putting the same people; or the same TYPE of people over and over again into power and office. As for the mind of the multitude...a good many of them have become random going whichever way fancy, current opinion, or the wind takes them. Giving up essential liberties and responsibilities for the 'honor' of letting Big Brother; ie the government, tell them what to do, how and when to do it.

Again people give up, or the government takes liberty from us piece by piece. Until EVERYTHING is criminalized for everyone, except for those who hold the power, or their sycophants. Everything is becoming treason, the government either fears or holds its constituents in utter contempt...beneath them.... not worthy of notice. Except as a threat to the government's own power and petty interests.

I fear the day is coming, if the rest of the country that embraces this threat; this giving up of power to have others tell you what to do and how to live; does not wake up, then America as we have known it will cease to exist. Destroyed not by outside forces...but from within, by corruption, apathy, and our own stupidity in not heeding the lessons of the past.

A Voice from the recent past.

My voice. just some of the many posts I made in 2009/2010 regarding where we were headed if we didn't act. We have acted a little bit but not NEARLY decisively enough and we're still headed down that path.