Sunday, November 27, 2011

OBAMA: No God in Thanksgiving Speech

President Obama did not include any reference to God during his weekly address titled, “On Thanksgiving, Grateful for the Men and Women Who Defend Our Country.” Does that surprise anyone? He has taken or is trying to take God out of everything else. 
His remarks were empty and void of any religious references to our Savior, although Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God for the bounty that He has bestowed on this country. Instead Obama  said his family was “reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.”
For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and look back on how blessed and thankful we are as a nation.Obama said the “most American of blessings” is the “chance to determine our own destiny.” So where does God fit unto this? He called the very first Thanksgiving a “celebration of community”, when in fact according to every history book that I ever read it was a day of thanksgiving and thanking God for the blessings that he bestowed on them. 
Obama went on to say: “We’re also grateful for the Americans who are taking time out of their holiday to serve in soup kitchens and shelters, making sure their neighbors have a hot meal and a place to stay,” he said. “This sense of mutual responsibility – the idea that I am my brother’s keeper; that I am my sister’s keeper – has always been a part of what makes our country special.” The president said that belief is “one of the reasons the Thanksgiving tradition has endured.” But nowhere in the 11-paragraph address does he mention the Almighty God.
Instead, he references the Civil War, two World Wars, and the Great Depression – noting that “Americans drew strength from each other.” The fact is most Americans together have always drew strength from almighty God and were always thankful to Him for our nation and His many blessings on it, however I guess Obama does not see it that way!
 Look at the difference, President Abraham Lincoln said the nation drew its strength from God. He declared as much in his 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation:

  • “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.   And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”
Boy what a contrast and difference between the two men. Obama told the nation in his address that if they support each other and look out for each other, “and remember that we’re all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time.” When in fact the only way to overcome the challenges that face this nation is to turn from what is happening now and turn to God. All else will fail. But first we must have a leader that will point the country in that direction and as we can see by this speech, Obama is not that one.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

IT IS CALLED WORK - No More Free Lunches

Where do the Wall Street Protesters think there is such a thing as a free lunch. Everything demanded by the Occupy Wall Street protesters, such as "free" health care, a college education" or a "guaranteed living-wage income regardless of employment" status -- costs money and a lot of it. Who is to pay for it. When a CEO makes a lot of money in the private sector, it is because of his company.  To say it is "not right" that a CEO makes a lot more than a person that works for him,  is to say it is not right for the marketplace to set wages. If the marketplace ought not set wages, then who or how should they be set?

I have recently retired from a electric company that I have owned and operated since 1986. Before that I worked for someone who owned another electric company and it was there that I was taught the trade. After going into business I made money, bought a modest house, one that I could afford, paid the employees, that worked for me a good wage and they were happy to have a job. These employees had the same chance that I did when I went into business, with no help from the federal government. They only thing that I got from the federal government, when I was in business was more and more regulations that cost me more and more money. No one ever handed me a free ride or a free pass. The government has made such a mess of the country I will, at 65 years old, have to go back to work part time, but would never rely on the government for help. What is wrong with the Wall Street protesters thinking the same way? It is because they have a serious case of the give-me-s.

I was raised in a family with one brother and two sisters. We lived in a rented house. We were not, by a long way, what a person would called rich and most of the time we barely had enough money to make it from one week to the next, but we were taught the values that so many of the Wall Street protesters either have missed or were never taught. The key word here is “WORK”. I never depended on the government for anything. Everything that I have in this life I worked for it. (There is that key word again) I worked years for a electrician, who got his business the same way I did, by working for it. (There is the key word again)

The vast amount of people in this country work for the private sector, which cannot exist without profit. The government has bailed out the banks, the automobile industry, and just about everything else on the tax payer’s dime. Does the Wall street protesters want to be bailed out also? That is the way it seems! Some Democrat leaders such as Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, and others  are in support of these protesters.  Does the government think that bailouts should be for everybody? It is a sad fact when the federal government (that also includes Obama) wants to support and stand behind people that urinate and defecate on the public streets, trash the streets at the tax payers expense, block the streets so that others cannot get to their jobs and start altercations. Police are, also, put on overtime to keep the peace at these sites at the tax payer’s expense.

We already have a enormous welfare state, with all kinds of entitlements.  No one can legally ask about the immigration status of a public school student, (Thanks to the federal government) so Americans and non-Americans, including illegal aliens, already receive a public education at taxpayers' expense. Government possesses no money of its own. It raises money by taxing your income and everything else they can think of or by borrowing money from places like China or by printing more and more money, that in the end makes the dollar worth less and less. Can the federal government spend itself out of hard times? The bigger the government, the smaller the private sector and the slower any economic rebound will be. Most People can spend their money more wisely, economically and more caringly than the government can.

People value and spend their money more wisely when they work for it (there is that word again) and acquire it by their own efforts (This is, by the most of us, is known as work). There are real and direct consequences on a person for being wasteful with their own money, as opposed to when government waste your money for you.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Comments made in the year 1957

[1] “I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for$20.”
[2] “Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $5000 will only buy a used one.”
[3] “Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?”
“If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.”
[4] “When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.”
[5] “Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.”
[5] “I read the other day where some scientist thinks it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.”
[6] “Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the president.”
[7] “I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric . . . they are even making electric typewriters now.”
[8] “It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.”
[9] “It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.”
[10] “Marriage doesn’t mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.”
[11] “I’m just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”
[12] “Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.”
[13] “The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.”
[14] “There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel.”
[15] “No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.”
[16] ”If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AMERICA: Liberty Or Temporary Safety

The American people, or should I say the most of them, wants to be safe in their homes or wherever they are at. It is a overwhelming desire on their part to be safe. Safety is a important fact and fundamental part of person’s well being after we satisfy the basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and other basic things. In order for us to flourish and prosper we need to have our basic needs met, our spiritual needs met, and then people are able to center their attention on other needs and wants.  Our government has been trying (as they try to point out) to insure the American people more safety by trying to take away more and more of their rights and liberties as Americans and given more liberties to people who are bent on destroying ours.

How can a government balance a person’s freedom and safety? Ben Franklin said this;  “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” What Ben Franklin said is not only extremely important, but one for every American to think about and keep in mind, because if you are willing to give up your freedoms to have a little more safety then you don’t deserve to have freedom or safety. It is that simple, a no brainer, for those of us who understand the American way of life. We must take a stand against for some of the things that are happening in this country.

Why would Ben Franklin say such a thing? It starts by understanding the price that he and the other founding fathers paid, and also all those who fought for our freedoms since then in places and wars from the revolutionary war, to the civil war, the first world war, the second world war, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Afghanistan, and all the wars in between,  for you and I to have the most free country in the world to enjoy and live in. Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers have given their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country today.  Everyone of these soldiers, with unwritten and unspoken words, understood a very important thing and it is this,  to have freedom there has to be risks. Life, no matter what country you live in or your station in life, is full of risks and we clearly want to reduce those threats, but the questions is; “At what cost are you willing to give up freedoms for a little temporary safety”?   At what cost are we willing to stop the chaos in our country?

No matter where you live you can never be free with no risks and dangers. There is not a single country {to the best of my knowledge} on this earth without crime. Some countries may have more crime than other countries, and many people like to point out the high crime rate in the United States as a reason to take away the freedoms others have fought and died for.  Americans should and must understand that a common weapon of crime, the gun, is only a non-living object, and cannot make one person kill another person.  Before there were guns, it was swords and clubs that were used to kill, rocks before that, and who knows before that. Murder and crime has been going on since Cain and Able.

The government, and some other groups of people wants all guns banned. That would be great if we lived in a world of our own, but we don’t! People still overlook the real reason of the violent behavior and bloodshed and that is the nature of some people. We ignore and close the eyes to the fact that some people will always kill other people. Until this life is over that is the way it will be. No matter how “civilized” we think that we have become, cruel people will hurt and kill others in spite of  any laws that are in place. When people disregard their own personal responsibility and blame a gun, knife, or any other non breathing thing for the actions of a person who used it, we weaken and reduce our worth and importance as human beings and individuals to decide the way we act. 

We should all remember that the bad guys (criminals, terrorist) don’t care one bit about America as a whole. That includes you and your families. Some people would rather kill you than have to do anything else to get what they want.  No amount of education or training will change these people’s way of thinking.  There is no way of helping people who believe when they are killing someone and they die they are on their way to heaven where all these virgins are waiting for them. These people live in every city. The fact is, it’s the people that ignore these bad people that have created and shaped the ungodly chaos we are in. If we, as a people want the crime and the acts of terrorism in this country to fall then let us make people be accountable for their actions (remembering that all actions have consequences and then {and only then} will the crime rates and the acts of terrorism go down.  

As our freedoms are being taking away more every day, the people who come here illegally are giving more and more freedoms every day.  How can we count on the law enforcement agencies to protect us when some of them are being sentence to prison by our government for doing their jobs? How can our government protect us from terrorism when they will not call it what it is, “TERRORISM” and  allow the very people who are behind it to dictate the policy of this country?  Their laws and their way of life is being forced on the American people more and more every day.  Here a little and there a little our freedoms as we know them are being taken away.

Sorry to say, there are many people who feel that it is an outrage to think this way and will sit and watch their family get injured, hurt, killed and hope someone else will show up to stop it.  Remember this the world is an ugly place with some ugly people. Until the people of this great nation go back to the  principles that this nation was founded on, and they are; GOD, GUNS, AND GUTS, {in that order} this nation will continue to slide into the mire.

Monday, November 14, 2011

State Of The Art; Character Assassination!

This state-of-the-art execution of good men, by the liberal news is just the beginnings, as we can see below. The liberal media wants to destroy anyone - of any race or way of life - who wants to defend and support limited government and a person’s liberty. They will do anything to stop any of these men from winning the White House. Just keep on reading and you will see the liberal bias.
Rick Perry:  When the liberal Washington Post thought that Perry was the Republican front runner they concocted a thirty year old story that Texas Perry’s father, not Perry himself, rented out a hunting camp that once had been given a racially offensive name by some other person not Rick Perry or his father. Rick Perry’s father changed the name once he had taken control of the property. Rick Perry his self helped to get rid of the sign from the property that had the racial name. In This evil and vicious  world, the son is guilty of the father’s sins, and his father’s, father’s sins, even when there are no sins to be guilty of in their lives - so long as the name is Perry, Rick Perry was guilty of it!
Herman Cain: Scandalous and Outrageous murmured crusades against people running for office were at one time only thought and assumed by people, but just recently Politico announce them in headlines on their blog. Accusations made by unidentified sources, not having any detailed charges, are obviously good enough to meet the low journalistic standard of Politico. They made these printed this false clams, knowing that they could destroy not just a candidacy of what seems to be a honest and straight forward man, but a man’s personal life forever. Such high standards for a news outlet. More like news from a trashy tabloid.  What the liberals are really trying to do here is to get rid of Cain, because he would be the one candidate that would take away a lot of the black vote. What man or women that is running for public office does not have some kind of stain on their record. It is not the stain or the allegations that worry the far left it is the man who is a big threat to the Obama campaign.
Newt Gingrich:  Perhaps the most damaging of personal assassinations, to try to eliminate someone, is also among the most flagrantly, blatantly, and deliberately false. Some people and news reporters are so unashamed of how they report the news.  The talking class or people who like to argue, and misrepresent the facts has claimed for years that Gingrich had served his cancer-stricken wife with divorce papers on her deathbed. This is so outrageous, despicable and false. People can do shameful things to hold a good person back. Gingrich’s  daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, who wrote a recent article entitled “Setting the record straight.” Her mother, who is still alive, does not and never did have cancer. Newt’s daughter said the divorce, which should have been a private family matter in the first place, had begun sometime before the so called famous hospital visit and was, in fact, requested by his wife, not Gingrich. Why let the facts get in the way of perfectly good character assassination story or should I say lies?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Where Is The Beef?

The United States has for years and years made swings to the right and then to the left. What brings about the change of one of these periods is when the majority of the people who vote, no longer believe the ideas of their leaders or whatever time period  they live in. The recent 2010 elections only served to give false hope to those on the right that their era would continue to keep going on to the conservative paradise that they imagined and to those on the left they are still looking for the “CHANGE” by Obama and the Democrats. Nobody, including the American people, were winners.

 When we look closely at the course of actions and the proposals of the present line up of Republican presidential candidates, it seems clear that the right wing conservatives  has run out of ideas on how to help the average, run of the mill, American citizen flourish and prosper in the coming years. I’m talking about the years ahead where just about everything will change. It is time for the candidates to pull together instead of fighting each other, on TV, in front of the whole nation. Their main goal should be uniting together to defeat a president that is bent on destroying this country. The rate that the present candidates are going neither one of them will be a winner!  They would rather fight each other than to fight Obama!

The Democrats are still in the ‘Blame bush mode” for all the countries problems when most of them they (the Democrat party) created. Obama, his self, is a major problem to the countries woes. He is 100 per cent against any idea or any person that has a good plan. He has showed us, by his actions, it is his way or no way. If he is elected for another term he will finish destroying this country. There will be nothing left of this great country, but a socialist state.

There are many important issues before us that we, as a country, must address and work together toward dealing with. Yet Republicans, as well as Democrats, either want to ignore or pay no attention to them in favor of small and minor issues, or criticize anyone who put forward a plan to seriously deal with them in a practical and sensible manner.  This country needs job growth, a better economy, secure borders, a roundup of the illegals, stop being politically correct about the Islamic issue. If we do not, then soon and very soon, the Islamic flag will fly over the white house. This could happen very easily if Obama gets [re] elected to another four year term as the leader of this country.

The American voters should be looking at the Republicans and the Democrats and saying, "Hey, we gave both parties another chance and you're still not getting the job done. The fact or the matter is you are not even trying to get anything done. And since we've only got two choices, the next election we'll be looking over your shoulders" and you either ‘get er done’ or you will be replaced.

The problem is there are too many congressmen who are worried more about being (re) elected instead of leading this country out of the mess we are in! They demonstrated that when they passed some of Obama’s brain storms behind closed doors late of a night. It is called the Obama transparency. It is their fat salaries and benefits that they are thing about. And by the way those salaries are outrageous! And when I say leading, I'm not talking about people who just go with what there campaigned are based on or who donated the most money to their election and campaign.  Until the American people can find  men  and/or  women whose only principles and beliefs is the good of this country as a whole, then nothing will change. It will be the same old crap, just a different day.
We need to go back to the day when a man’s word of honor won elections. Today it is money that buys elections.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Real Transparency!

As we watch the demonstrators (mobs), with their I-Pods, smart phones, and other devices, on Wall Street and other cities throughout our country you have to wonder what is going on.  These people want something for nothing and Obama is standing beside them. Obama is making the most out of the Wall Street salaries that some make. Him and other Democrat lawmakers are degrading and putting down Wall Street executives and other people for their giant salaries.

A organization that investigates government corruption got hold of government papers this week that discloses the liberal salaries and bonuses being paid to federal workers in some agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. (Obama created them both)
These documents were obtained and released as a result of Freedom of Information requests filed on July 12, 2011 with those two agencies by Judicial Watch. The non-partisan group also filed FOIA requests with the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency U.S. Treasury, and the Securities & Exchange Commission  a SF-50 (a form for discloser) and is a human resources form that documents any change in a government worker’s employment situation, including pay. The following reply were received back:

·       The CFPB responded on August 4, 2011, the SF-50s revealing CFPB workers being hired at salaries twice the maximum ordinarily allowed under guidelines published each year by the Office of Personnel Management. A dozen new hires take home more than $225,000 a year, and a student intern is currently being paid $42,036. The CFTC responded on September 12, 2011, but blocked out most of the information on the 26 forms provided. (Where is the transparency) The documents, however, did reveal that the agency has put into place a cash award bonus system, (additional benefits and during the first six months of 2011, the agency gave out from $400 to $5,000 in bonuses and other additional benefits to employees who were already earning $225,000 or more per year. Our tax dollars at work!
·       The Federal Reserve, responding on August 25, 2011, denied the use of SF-50s, despite an apparent legal requirement to do so. It also refused a subsequent request for “Transcripts of Service,” which the agency said it used instead of SF-50s forms. The OCC come back with the following, the SF-50s form which showed that 85 workers earn $225,000 or more per year. The employee names, as well as the legal authority under which the pay raises were issued, were blotted out.
·       The U.S. Department of the Treasury, responding on August 25, 2011, indicated that two employees earn more than $225,000, but withheld their names.
·       The SEC responded on October 3, 2011, reporting that 103 workers earn $225,000 or more per year. Judicial Watch filed administrative appeals regarding the withholding of information by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
·       “These new salary records are bound to cause controversy. No wonder Washington DC is the wealthiest area of the country and the rest of the country is getting poorer ever day! And the secrecy and concealment surrounding necessary salary information of public employees shows an arrogance and conceit of power and contempt for clearness and simplicity in an administration that promised the very opposite. So much for Obama’s transparency that he promised during his campaign.  So we have a man in office that says one thing and does another.

Just The Facts

Remember the old TV program “DRAGNET” with Jack Webb? One of his famous lines was “Just the facts”. So let us deal with just the facts toda...