Dennis Miller brought up the subject of Nasty Pelosi and her comments about freeing Americans from "joblock" and giving them the wonderful opportunity to "pursue their dreams" via unemployment. While I understand that unemployment is necessary at times and can be a very good thing in some circumstances, I also know that it doesn't pay better than actual wages. That being said, I have a great idea...
How about all the politicians that are disregarding the Constitution get freed from "joblock" and go on unemployment for the rest of their crooked lives. Let's start with Nasty Pelosi, shall we?
So, Seattle had raised the minimum wage to what? $15 an hour? Really? I know it sounds good about people who earn the minimum wage making enough to support their families. But honestly, how many "heads of household" make the minimum wage? Very few in reality. Minimum wage is designed for entry level people, unskilled workers and kids just getting into the job market. By the time one has a family to support, it is assumed that one has some background in the labor force. Education, experience and time on the job should account for something, shouldn't it? Add the fact is that many businesses are not able to pay huge minimum wages for beginners and that their prices have to rise to stay in business, and you have more unemployment coming. Wages and prices tend to rise together, folks.
I've been seeing things on Face Book about a "dream team" to run in the 2016 presidential elections. There are so many good people who would bring the country back and remove obstacles to prosperity, that it's hard to choose just a few. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Mike Lee and many others have the right ideas to move forward in the right direction. Constitution scholars, pro life, pro business, pro America, they all could lead us with integrity and honor. If I had to pick a dream team right now, it would be Sarah Palin and Col. Allen West. It doesn't matter which one heads the ticket. They are both competent leaders, proven over years of service (Palin as mayor and governor, West as a military leader and Congressman). Gender and race mean nothing when trying to rebuild a country, folks. Integrity, honesty and courage mean everything. We need to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words about content of character and stop obsessing over gender and race. It's time for real leadership and accountability, not style and hype.
I know some of you will remember "Sarah Palin" making stupid remarks during the election process when she was John McCain's Vice Presidential running mate. But do you remember that it was Tina Fey who said those things? Not the real Sarah Palin. Saturday Night Live did her a great disservice, but they are entertainers, not into reality. Some of you may say that Col. West was forced to resign his commission in the Army after scaring a terrorist into giving information that saved coalition troops. Big deal! Do you actually think that scaring a terrorist is a bad thing? They generally torture and behead our guys when captured.
B.O. (B.S.) was an admitted drug user. He lies whenever he speaks and uses the Constitution for toilet paper. Is that somehow better? Really? I have done a lot of "homework" on candidates, before and after their election. We used to be a people that cared about our country and argued over the best way to proceed. Nowadays, we all yawn and sigh and let our elected officials do whatever they want. "My one vote doesn't really matter", "the government is gonna do whatever it wants, I can't do anything", "who cares what they do in D.C. It doesn't affect me", and many other excuses come from lazy and ill-informed voters. Don't forget, "even if you don't take an interest in government, government will take an interest in you". Stop believing everything you hear on the tv, folks! Read what the candidates have to say, check their record, know as much as you can about every single one of them! Hold candidates to the highest standard. Don't excuse the inexcusable just because they're "historic". Remember "historic" doesn't necessarily mean "good". The Hindenburg was "historic", too.
It's a pretty well known fact that this administration was running guns to the taliban via the Benghazi consulate. I've always wondered why anyone would send an openly gay ambassador to a Muslim country (considering that Muslims kill gays). Was he considered "expendable"? Was Chris Stevens to be kidnapped in order to exchange him for imprisoned terrorists? What if that was the plan? What if Glen and Tyrone showed up by accident and tried to prevent the massacre at the consulate? That would have ticked off the terrorists and put a stop to their hostage idea. It would explain the "stand down" order.
Now, what if, having failed to get the terrorists released, they had to change plans and come up with another way? Oh yeah, there's Bowe Berghdal... he walked away from his post and cost the lives of six others in rescue attempts. He'd spent the last 5 years being trained and protected by the sworn enemies of the USA. Someone came up with the bright idea to trade the dangerous prisoners for the traitor. But how to do it? Aha! B.O. (B.S.) or Valerie Jarret or some other genius decided it was a grand idea to make the trade without "bothering" Congress. With his mighty phone and pen, King B.O. (B.S.) the First decreed that the prisoner exchange would happen! Presto! We now have a potential ticking time-bomb in the USA and five more that are plotting the next attack.
Imagine if another president had violated the Constitution so blatantly? The impeachment would be proceeding with the speed of light! But since we have the "historic" first black (half black, actually) president and nobody wants to be called a "racist" for objecting to anything His Royal Hiney does, we sit silently as another terrorist strike approaches.
Think I'm an alarmist? Think my "tin foil hat" is on crooked? Think whatever you like. But it makes sense and time will tell. So, what if I'm right?
While illegal aliens stream across our border with impunity and we provide every service imaginable to them and their families, the Mexican government is not so understanding. They assist their people to get to the USA and live off of our taxpayer dollars but prosecute (persecute) Americans who cross the same border by accident.
A decorated US Marine Sgt. crossed the Mexican border by accident and is now in a Mexican rat hole jail. He has been threatened and abused ( mentally and physically) and told that the "crime" he committed will get him 21 years in prison. Really Long Link
Boy, things are really upside down these days, folks. Mitt Romney and the Pope are saying things that really amaze me. Talk about of being out of character!
Pope Francis says that he approves of redistributing the wealth. Where in the Bible he found that is a mystery. The Bible preaches charity not the government taking from citizens and giving to others. Even St. Paul spoke against allowing people who refused to support themselves, to benefit from charity. The early Church was filled with hard working people, charitable people, who helped others out of goodness, not by force. Caring for the truly needy or disabled or sick was promoted, paying for lazy people was not
O.K. I've heard several otherwise bright people saying incredibly stupid things lately. I assume that they are reacting to an idea without thinking it through. So allow me to do the thinking for you and see if it works.
Sarah Palin said she had no problem "baptizing" (waterboarding) terrorists and some people are falling to pieces over it. Let's think about this for a minute, shall we? Waterboarding is scary and uncomfortable, right? Of course it is. But it isn't fatal, folks. It's not beheading for cryin' out loud
I made my yearly phone call a couple of days ago to some people who are very dear to me. Once we had gone through the recent activity list of everyone we know and been updated on everyone, the conversation went down the usual road and then the drain.
These people have been a big part of my life since I was born and it's hard to imagine the disconnect that we have now. As soon as they discovered that I'm not a kool ade drinking democrat, they made it their mission to give me a bad time every time we talk. Very sad situation, indeed
In the wake of yet another tragic shooting at Fort Hood (Texas) we are hearing of a multiple stabbing in Pennsylvania. I've heard gastric rumblings about tighter gun control from the left but nobody seems interested in knife control. Really Long Link
There has been another shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. I suppose it's still a "gun free zone", right? Why don't they just call these gun free zones what they really are, shooting galleries for criminals?
We'll probably be treated to more whining, hand wringing morons about tighter gun control on everyone who DIDN'T kill anyone
I was told by someone on Face Book yesterday that the idea of the White House, Senate, etc. being exempted from Obamacare was "long debunked" and that I should stop watching Fox. So this morning, I contacted 2 senators, Dean Heller (Nevada) and Jerry Moran (Kansas) to ask if it was true or "debunked".
Mr. Moran hasn't gotten back to me yet, but I did talk to Mr. Heller's office. He has signed up for it. Regular senators and congressmen have to have it. However, the "Leadership" and those on "Committees" are, indeed, exempt