Archive for March, 2011

A GOVERNMENT OF CONTRADICTIONS

March 31, 2011

Since before the inauguration, this President, the 109th and 110th Congresses have said one thing and done the exact opposite.  When they are not trying to misdirect our attention they simply and silently slip things through the system, hoping not to be found until it’s too late to reverse them.

Probably the most notable and evident is SanFran Nan’s grandiloquent oratory that began, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy”.  It was much like saying, “Just sign and date the bottom of this blank page, Gramps.  I’ll fill in the top portion after you pass”.

There was Harry Reid’s statement in defense of the health care bill, “Elderly Americans
must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age”.  That instilled a great confidence in the care we’ll receive as we age.  Of course, the youth who were in favor of it were educated in public schools and cannot conceive their own aging.

Of course, Obama’s brilliant, “We’re going to have to change the culture in Washington so that lobbyists and special interests aren’t driving the process and your voices aren’t being drowned out”.  Instead, he turned the lobbyists into Czars, Secretaries and cabinet level advisors.

Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after just ten months in office and without doing a single thing during his term as Illinois State Senator or President to merit the honor.  Schools were renamed to esteem the first black president before he collapsed the economy and forced school closures and the layoff of teachers.

Thus far, however, the apex of contradiction has to be that he accepted a “Transparency Award” from the open government community in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House.

Lest we forget VP Hoof-in-Mouth, who made Dan Quayle appear to be a MENSA member with the illustrious words, “We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation … Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe?  You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’  The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you”.

We now have a government comprised of the 21st century Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall, fumbling their way to the total transformation of a nation from greatness to extinction.  The scary thing is that the goal and the result may not be a contradiction.

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BIZARRO INFINITE

March 30, 2011

The entire globe has taken on a Bizarro climate in the past decade or perhaps two.  The United States of America, once considered the eminence of reason and sanity, is leading the other nations of the world into a double counter-swirling abyss.

Liberals decried George W. Bush for his lack of ability to coalesce our allies and enemies into one united commune.  He was able to appease most of the planet’s moderates without upsetting many of the radicals but that was not enough.  That exception being those followers of a particular religion believing that killing all infidels will bring world peace.

Obama, with one of the loudest voices against the big W on the other hand, since taking command of the White House has alienated almost all of our allies, irritated most of our enemies and embarrassed our nation to both entities.  He has taken the nation to the brink of  bankruptcy (perhaps over) and extended two costly wars without expounding the end-game he so adamantly admonished Bush for avoiding.  As recently as last week, he offered major U.S. military and monetary involvement in a third violent engagement with no defined timeline or acceptable outcome.

Again, we have taken to policing nations that some perceive to be less capable of securing their own safety or lack the proper governing structure to remain viable.  Again, regardless of the outcome, the United States is destined for regard with increased contempt for our imperialist ways.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, our open borders are welcoming the same conditions against which we are supposedly protecting others.  “Third Worlders” are invading and occupying our nation.  Judges in Michigan and Florida are agreeing to accept Sharia to govern the outcomes of certain civil and criminal cases involving Muslims.  The founding of this nation, with due reverence to God, guaranteed people governance free of tyranny or religious influence.  We have survived for 235 years with a majority of people experiencing greater freedoms and opportunity for prosperity than most of the world.  Now, we are succumbing to religious law, and not even that of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

There will be nobody to help us when they, the Third Worlders, decide with finality to take over the country.  It will not be a democratic take-over, it will be violent and merciless.  We have lost respect of the world.  We can no longer support those nations that look down on us as imperialists for doing so and they will show that disrespect with vehemence.

Even France and England have heard the music.  Both now recognize that Socialism is not self-sustaining and that multiculturalism is a death knell to sovereignty.  The U.S. government, however, is willing and wanting to give both a try for our country.

It’s Bizarro infinite.

FREE TO YOU

March 21, 2011

Today I received an email that I could not believe.  We all get them.  However, when they seem to be too outlandish to be believable, I have to do my own research.  This one proved to be more true than not.

SNOPES.com (even with their liberal bent) affirms a great deal of the missive is undeniable.  They do, however, remove credit from Obama and give it to the lame duck RINO, Pres. Bush because he signed it into law.  The bill originated under the 110th Congress (make up: 233 Democrats and 202 Republicans in the House and a Senate weighted on the progressive liberal side by 2 Independents who caucused with Democrats).

The email was about the “Obama phone”.  As with almost everything OBAMA, a cell phone and service are free to anyone on Welfare, the email stated.  The phone and service are provided by SafeLink under contract with the Federal Government.

From the SafeLink Wireless website:

How to Qualify

The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if…

1.   You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid. OR

2.   Your total household income is at or below of the poverty guidelines set by your State

and/or the Federal Government. (133% of poverty, $1,207 per month for an individual or $1,630 monthly for 2 people)  AND

3.    No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier.

4.    You have a valid United States Postal Address. In order for us to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office. Sorry, but P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.

In addition to meeting the guidelines above you will also be required to provide proof of your participation in an assistance program, or proof of your income level.

The lifeline service appears to be 70 minutes per month (* unconfirmed) that is pre-paid by taxpayers and unused minutes roll over to the next and successive months.  No deposit or credit check is required because the authorization is predicated on getting some or all of the “free” goodies listed under item 1 in the above qualifications.

Why do some idiots work?

A STRONG PRESIDENCY

March 21, 2011

Below are a couple of examples to signify the true strength and standing of our president and the respect he commands from his own party.  His own choice for number two dork, Joe Biden, follows the President’s wishes and words with the approbation they deserve.   To say Obama has destroyed the Office of the President of the United States of America is to say that the financial industry experienced an accounting hiccup a few years back.

Last Friday, Vice Hoof-in-Mouth compared Congressional Republicans to people who excuse rapists by blaming their victims.  He said that Republicans wanting to cut taxes for the wealthy and reduce spending by the government is similar to apologizing for rape.  These words were voiced by the man, chosen by the President, to lead negotiations for the 2012 budget.

Does he not understand that rape is an aggressive, vicious, violent and abhorrent act performed against what is generally perceived as a weaker individual?  Is this wording consistent with Obama’s call for political civility?  Does he understand that words can incite actions?  Is this what can be expected from a White House negotiator?

In January, shortly after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, nine of whom where fatally wounded  in Arizona, President Obama addressed a gathering of mourners at a memorial service in Tucson with the words, “At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”  He pled for tolerance and temperance in rhetoric and actions.  Vitriolic language from conservatives was accredited to the creation of  an atmosphere of hatred.

Since that speech in January, we have read articles and seen video images from Wisconsin calling for the deaths of the Republican governor and legislators by Obama supporters simply because they want to rein in excessive spending and keep the state solvent.  We have been exposed to the political civility called for in the form of multi-million dollar damage to a state house.  Some have speculated that support for the destructive mania eminated from, and was fueled by, the White House.

VOTE FOR OBAMA AGAIN IN 2012 BECAUSE REMNANTS OF A ONCE GREAT NATION CAN STILL BE RECOGNIZED!

GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE

March 16, 2011

Just how long will it take before normal people of America recognize and act, legally, ethically and morally against the insanity being brought upon us (them) in the name of Political Correctness?

According to a recent news report, the Dayton, Ohio Police Department is lowering its standards for recruits.  Why?  Because according to the Department of Justice there were not enough blacks passing the already watered down standards, thus the ratio of blacks to others on the force is not consistent with the population of the area.

Until now, the City of Dayton had standards which had to be met in order to draw a salary to serve and protect that did not include skin, hair or eye color.  Now, due to political correctness and nothing more, those standards have been thrown out the window and virtually anybody of color can qualify, whether they are qualified or not.  What can they possibly be thinking?

Even with stricter standards to meet, many police departments still experience the occasional rogue officer, just as society in general sees good people turn bad.  There is the officer who uses his/her weapon to kill a spouse or lover; the officer who stalks a spouse or lover using department issued tracking devices; the officer who engages gang members just to eliminate an individual member; the officer who drives drunk.  They exist despite stringent screening and testing.

Any of these people could be normal citizens, however, we choose to think of them as having the education, physical stamina and endurance and psychological health that eliminates a majority of offenders from the ranks of badge carrying, armed protectors.  We expect a higher standard.  That is about to change for Dayton.

The previous requirements included candidates receiving a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on a second segment.  They were only asking for permission to restrict the issuance of guns, night sticks, mace etc. to people who could not only hold and direct them, but had sufficient intelligence to know when to do so.  Today, candidates need only to score 58% and 63% respectively.  And, even then exceptions will be made to include minorities if ethnic or racial quotas are not met.

In 2006, Portland, Oregon instituted a program that showed the potential of eliminating many non-Hispanics from fire fighting teams.  Copying an edict by the Department of Forestry four years earlier, the city mandated that all leaders (squad leaders, supervisors, and other superior ranking personnel overseers) must be able to speak Spanish because many of the firefighters could not read or understand English.

That move is still being closely monitored for safety concerns.  Some, otherwise well qualified and capable, non-English speaking, team members cannot read warning and caution signs or obey orders given in English, thus potentially jeopardizing the life and safety of them and fellow crew members.  Each order of caution or direction must now be given in both English and Spanish.  The time taken to inform the second group could mean injury or lives lost.

Well trained, experienced and outstanding leaders have lost their jobs or have been demoted for not meeting the new “dual-language” demands.  Fire fighting crew members, however, are not held to the same standard.

Primary school teachers were asked in the 70s to lower the standards of grading because the percentage of minorities with passing grades was disproportionately low compared to the general population attending the same schools.  Though all students received the same instruction and materials, minorities claimed the testing was culturally biased.  The change was to make minority children “feel better” by raising their self esteem.  The result of the lower math and English scores requirement was only a slightly higher passing percentage.  Knowledge acquisition went down though scores rose.

During the time frame from 1970 to 2000, the average nationwide spending per student in primary and secondary schools virtually doubled (98.5% increase) while SAT scores dropped 30 points for verbal skills and rose only 2 percentage points for math applications. Students were barely able to meet the lowered criterion, even though teachers were teaching students how to beat the standardized test in 2000.  Catering to the few at the expense of the many has not benefited either group.

Government interference (political correctness and over-regulation) is driving the nation toward third world status.  We are being led by minorities, (be they ethnic, gender, religious minorities) for the betterment of minorities and not for the nation or American ethic.  We are no longer seeking the benefit of a nation as a whole.  We are no longer the self sufficient, sovereign, intra-dependent and superior nation that was once respected and revered by the nations of the world.  We are rapidly melding into a homogenous second world nation on our way to third world status.  Most of the second and third world nations into which we are blending are ruled by dictators, oligarchies, socialists, Communists, Marxists or questionably sane tyrants.   This change is not in the best interest of a once great nation.