Posts Tagged ‘Presidential Cabinet’

HATE CRIMINAL-EXTREMIST?

May 6, 2009

Is it a hate crime not to have voted for this president?  It seems to be such. In fact, by the looks of things as they are happening in Washington and throughout the country, if you have any opinion other than that which is entirely in line with this president it is because you are a racist, bigot or Negrophobe.  And, if they can’t fit you into one of those broad categories, then you must simply be a ‘Right Wing Extremist”.

I consider this rhetoric a direct assault on my personal beliefs and desires for this country.  I feel affronted by the arrogant statements made by this president and members of his cabinet but I am not offended, because I know I’m a better person than that.  It’s their paranoia, not mine. Obama’s goals and objectives may be right, but the achievement methodology is ultimately going to hurt more than help.

I am not a racist!  I do believe that it is time for this country to recognize the leadership abilities of men and women other than Caucasians of European descent.  I just don’t believe that this man or his methods for the country are right for us at this time.

Furthermore, I am a combat veteran.  As such I no longer believe that taking a life that is not trying to take yours is not warranted under any circumstances.  Thus, if you don’t want a child, do what is necessary to avoid conception.

I welcome any individual, from any nation, into this country that is authorized to be here.  I only ask that they be screened for any infectious diseases and should be of ‘average or above’ moral character with no serious criminal offenses on their record.  Anybody racing across our borders, (North,  South, East or West) evading our border security does not qualify.

I believe that the citizens of America are the most generous people to grace this earth.  So don’t call me selfish because I choose to share my earnings more directly with those in need than with a bunch of sticky-fingered bureaucrats.  (Completely unlike most liberals, I even generously tip service people for doing a good job).

I believe that the Second Amendment was written and added to the Constitution of The United States of America for the specific purpose of giving the citizens of this country the right and opportunity for personal and community protection.  It was added to protect us from tyrants in government, others or our own.

I attended some of the Tea Parties, on and before April 15, because I wanted to find out what others are saying and doing about the current uncontrolled spending and income theft in Washington.  I wanted to know what I can do to right what I believe are wrongs that have taken place over the past four months and the many years prior.  The proper assembly permits were drawn (city taxes were paid), and the gatherings allowed  peaceful dialogue exchange between concerned citizens.

Call me a “Right Wing Extremist”.  Call me a “Bigot”.  Call me a “Racist”.  Call me anything that makes you feel better, but understand that the label you affix is your label and it doesn’t make me any different person.  I am concerned about the sovereignty and viability of this nation and the well being of my fellow citizens.

I also ask not to be surveilled  or carted off to some detention center simply because I believe in this country and its Constitution or that this administration has an agenda that is contrary to my own.

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GLENN BECK

February 3, 2009

This was just too close to my own thoughts and undoubtedly better wording. So, today I’ll let Glenn Beck do my rant. Honesty, openness and transparency were supposed to make up the theme of this administration.

By Glenn Beck

Here’s the one thing: President Obama said we we’re entering a new era of responsibility. And he’s right, if he means that you don’t have to be responsible for anything you do.

You might have heard that Obama’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle, got a private car and driver and didn’t know he was supposed to pay $100,000 dollars in taxes on it.

It’s OK, because he paid that off last week, but without penalties. If you were audited on that, you’d have to shell out about $25,000 bucks in penalties.

But there’s an update. He’s going to cut another check for $6,000 because he didn’t know he had to pay Medicare for the driver. This from the guy who is going to run Medicare!

Then there’s Tim Geithner, who was picked to lead the IRS, but “forgot” to pay $34,000 in taxes. They basically said, “He’s too big to fail” — so that pick was shoved down our throats.

Congressman Charlie Rangel is the head of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee and he also doesn’t pay his taxes.

If we are going to go for the best and brightest — even if they break the law — I think we should actually go all out and do it.

Let’s play this out:

Our Medicare is really melting down and Daschle isn’t going to cut it. We need someone who’s great at moving money around. How about… Bernie Madoff!

What about defense secretary? We need a real pit bull who would take the job seriously and would put a serious hurt on his enemies. I’m thinking… Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.

Who should head the Department of Homeland Security? It must be someone who really understands eavesdropping and letter bombs. I know… Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

And secretary of labor has to be someone who really understands unions. It has to be John Gotti. But he’s dead, so let’s go with John Jr.

Those in Congress would say it’s ridiculous to put these kinds of criminals in charge of the country. But as ridiculous as that sounds, what’s the difference? They’ll tell you it’s just a matter of scale and it’s all relative. But that’s not true.

We used to be a country that knew right from wrong. But when there’s this kind of pattern, you shouldn’t be cut any slack. You would be in jail for the kinds of things that these guys did.

Could you imagine what the IRS would do to you if you didn’t pay your taxes? Or, like Daschle, claimed a trip to the Bahamas on a corporate jet was charitable? Instead they get top Cabinet spots.

This is a quote from a very wise man: “Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.” Maybe he wasn’t so wise and regrets saying it — because that was Tom Daschle, May 7, 1998.

Talk about a new era of responsibility.

TENNIS NECK

January 31, 2009

You and I would wince in pain from “tennis neck” if we looked the other way as rapidly as Congress (collectively) does every time an Obummer cabinet pick goes before them for confirmation.

This time it’s Tom Daschle. He didn’t declare the compensation ‘perks’ he received as taxable income for the years 2005-2007 until he wanted another gubmint job and knew it would be identified. But it was only $102,000 that he kept for himself. He’ll get he DHHS secretary position anyway, though.

Before that it was Tim Geithner who paid $34,000 in back taxes days before he was nominated for Secretary of the Treasury. Of course he will be in charge of the IRS even though he doesn’t understand the tax laws or who has to pay taxes for compensation.

Then there was Hillary Clinton. If you remember, she listed campaign donations in the maximum amount of $2,000 from people earning minimum wage such as bus boys and also people on welfare. She accepted campaign donations from foreign nationals (not unlike our current President) and people with addresses that simply didn’t exist. And, before she could take the job as Secretary of State, she had to write off a bunch of bills from her campaign. *For those of you who don’t understand business: She didn’t pay her obligations, i.e. she stiffed her creditors, and is now exonerated. She over spent her money just as she will continue doing with yours.

The list goes on and on and no one in Congress even needs to see a chiropractor. They are so used to looking the other way when a Democrat commits a crime that it doesn’t even bother them any more. Perhaps it’s a self-correcting ailment because they whip their eyes forward to see if there’s anything they can find out about a Republican.

This is supposed to be the most transparent administration in history.  I, for one, am still not convinced that Obummer is a natural born citizen because he refuses to release the information.  It’s the Supreme Court that has their heads turned on this one!