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State of the Union Address – IMO


My fellow countrymen & women. As the President of the United States this is my State of the Union Address. These are to tell the American people where we stand as a nation (or Union). Most of the past Presidents have all told you what you wanted to hear. I however am going to for once in your life tell you the truth, because as American I know you can handle it. This will be short.

The State of the Union is bad. We are $17 Trillion in debt. The housing markets and economy have not rebounded as we had homes. Our children are going to college, spending close to $50 to $150 thousand in debt for jobs that are not there. Some will never be able to repay these debts. We are hemorrhaging money to countries that hate us. The Federal Government has taken on too much over the past 75 years and we must reverse course. There is huge overspending on anything the Gov buys, money does not get where it needs to and taxes & regulations have brought the economic train to a halt. The Fed Gov has tried and failed to regulated all aspects of your lives. So my next 3 years on office are going to be very rough on everyone, but the end result will make the United States a beacon of hope for the world once again.

Step 1 is we will no longer send any aid to any country except Israel. If you want any aid, you will be required to provide some sort of goods or services to the USA that we can actually use. This will be steel, oil, natural resources.

Step 2 We will dismantle and cease all operations in the Dept of Education and send it back to the states to manage, track and oversee. All Dept of Education employees will be given one year to apply for any current opening in Gov service or to transfer to the private sector.

Step 3 The Supreme Court will NO LONGER deal with the institution of marriage and the legality of it. That is not part of what the Fed Gov does. That will be turned back to the states to decide.

Step 4 We will required the Congress & House to meet for 6 month out of the year ONLY. The rest of the time you will work in the civilian sector of your represented area and will live, work and converse with your constituents. Your salary will be cut down to the same pay as a E-5 Sergeant in the Untied States Army. You will have a term limit of TWO TERMS only. NO EXCEPTIONS. Once your terms are completed you can not become a lobbyist for any civilian company or Gov contractors.

Step 5 All soldiers will be returned to the United States and will be stationed on the border between the USA and Mexico. We will secure the borders. If you enter the USA illegally you will be sent back immediately upon the first offense. The second offense you will be jailed for 1 year. The 3rd offense will face 5 years. The jail will be the exact type used in Sheriff Arpio system in Arizona. No luxuries. They will be tents, have chain gangs and you will eat a minimal American diet.

Step 6. If we ever go to war with anyone we will go to win, win quickly and the only outcome will be total and unconditional surrender. Afterwards we will not nation build or rebuild your country.

Step 7. FEMA will be abolished along with the TSA. The USPS and AMTRAK will receive NO Federal funds. They will either sink or swim on their own.

Step 8 The Federal tax code will be rewritten. Taxes will be 10% for anyone making over $75K per year. No loopholes, no deductions.

Step 9 The Food & drug admin will stop all operations except food safety. If you want to drink a 32oz soda, so be it. If you eat so much that you can’t move out of your house or work or even wipe you own ass because you’re on the MY 1000lb LIFE SPECIAL you will also not get welfare, food stamps or SS Disability.

Step 10 The Fed Gov is now out of the babysitting job. We will go back to the constitution and to 10 Amendment and follow it.

OK – I think you get the point.Would this work, nope because all the people getting kickbacks, presents from Santa (big Gov) would throw a fit.

How did we get here – Part Two


In each post there are items that are copied form other sources. They will be marked as such. Other than that, the comments are my own.

How did we get here – Part Two: As stated in part one we have been through a lot as a people. Years back we had problems, murder, atrocities and injustices abounded. But as families went we took care of our own. We were taught to take care of our own. We knew it was the right thing to do for our parents as they got older, we took them in, we took care of them until they died. If there was a child in need in the family we took care of them too. While I am only in my 50s I can say that I was taught this way as well. But even my age group started to stray away from this idea.

You see, many years ago families did not travel far from one another. You were born in a town or area, you grew up there and you died there. Yes there were exceptions, but that moving away was NOT the norm. As the interstate systems, and travel became available to more and more we as a people ventured out. Away from HOME to other areas, states and even countries. A man met a woman, got married and then left the mother & father and moved away. That is now the norm. And there are times when you needed to do that just to survive. Other times people just wanted to get away from others, where they were born, from family or maybe just wanted to live someplace else. As time went on THIS BECAME THE NORM.

In the 1940’s FDR came up with a NEW DEAL. What was it. Well FDR was a big Gov guy and he was the President of the USA for 4 terms. Not 2 terms but 4 terms. No other President had ever been in office for 4 terms. And shortly after FDR died the 22nd Amendment was ratified 27 Feb 1951 in the Constitution. No president will serve more than 2 terms. WHY? Because what FDR was able to do in those 4 terms changed the country FOREVER.

Out of FDR we ended up with a lot of Gov programs, such as Social Security. If you understand the initial plan you would know how it was to work. You paid into the system all you working life and when you reached age 65 you got a check from the Gov. Not this was never intended to be YOUR RETIREMENT but was to help you. Not here is the reach shocker. Again you were to pay into this when you worked. The Gov got the money. And the intent was to get it when you turned 65. But when statrted, most people did not even live to age 65. There go, you lose. Now that we as a people live long past age 65 they keep raising the age for you to draw your SS. Now the problem is that now if you start at age 65 or 67 and you live to be 80, look at how much you draw vs how much you actually paid in. WOW – SWEET DEAL for you. But you must also look at the numbers and ask, where does the money come from? When you draw your SS, most likely you will draw from funds being paid by those working RIGHT NOW, because the money you paid in was gone long ago. But if you really want to understand what FDR did “for you” then read a book called NEW DEAL or RAW DEAL. Ever heard of the NRA? Nope not the National Rifle Association. The NRA was first called the NIRA and then was renamed the NRA (National Recover Act). Sound familiar? How about the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub.L. 111–5), commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, was an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama.

This act did very little to help. Example is this: I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). Where does the ACOE get it’s money? Taxes. Who pays taxes? People who work for a living. The intent of the ARRA was to get America back to work. Because when more people work, they pay taxes and buy things. When people buy things and pay taxes the economy grows. So what did the Gov do. They gave lots of money to the ACOE. Millions of dollars. What did the ACOE do with that. They brough in 25 temp employees to help the current employees do the jobs they were paid big money to do. This is just one small example and location. Did that help the overall economy? Very little if any. Because all this money given to the Gov (ACOE) by the Gov (Treasury) to pay temp employes to do work someone is already getting paid to do. OH – I forgot. Each of these new temp employees had to have background checks, desks, work areas, computers and on and on.

Again – How did we get here – Part Two

Part three will arrive later.

How did we get here? Part One


As I walk my dog each day I find time to think and ponder. As I hear people on TV complain about their wants, as I take each day and think about it I ask myself, How did we get here? I see these things you will read as you go on in the general public, my own family members, friends and co-workers. As I do so I wonder if I can put it into words. So here I go. Please click on the rating button or comment on each part as we go on.

How did we get here? Where is here? Long ago as we were becoming a nation we did thing differently. We worked hard just to feed ourselves and our family. There was never a RETIREMENT. You worked until you died or until you were not able to work anymore. And even then you could do something until you passed on. Farmers worked in the fields to grow crops to feed themselves and their family. Any extra was sold or bartered to others for supplies they may need. The men also hunted the food such as deer or raised cattle to eat as well. Life was very hard back then. But you worked and when you did you saw the rewards of your labor. But remember there was NO RETIREMENT.

As time went on we grew as a nation. We moved west and many settled in the Midwest and we populated the country. Times were still tough.But there was a boom time called the Roaring 20’s.

COPIED FROM INTERNET: The Roaring Twenties is a term sometimes used to refer to the 1920s in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, characterizing the decade’s distinctive cultural edge in New York City, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, London, and many other major cities during a period of sustained economic prosperity. French speakers called it the “années folles” (“Crazy Years”),[1] emphasizing the era’s social, artistic, and cultural dynamism. “Normalcy” returned to politics in the wake of hyper-emotional patriotism after World War I, jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood, and Art Deco peaked. Economically, the era saw the large-scale diffusion and use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, unprecedented industrial growth, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and significant changes in lifestyle and culture. The media focused on celebrities, especially sports heroes and movie stars, as cities rooted for their home team and filled the new palatial cinemas and gigantic stadiums. In most major countries women won the right to vote for the first time.

COPIED FROM INTERNET: Finally the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ended the era, as the Great Depression set in worldwide, bringing years of worldwide gloom and hardship. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s.[1] It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world’s economy can decline.[2] The depression originated in the U.S., after the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). The Great Depression had devastating effects in countries rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%.

The great depression came about and things go real bad. Soup kitchens helped feed the hungry, churches did what they could do and people helped each other. And as we all know there were bad people who took advantage of others. It has always been that way. Good and bad in every situation. But we survived. The Government did not have FEMA, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, or other Government programs to help the people. People helped people.

COPIED FROM INTERNET: The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another international conflict–World War II–which broke out two decades later and would prove even more devastating. Rising to power in an economically and politically unstable Germany, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist (Nazi Party) rearmed the nation and signed strategic treaties with Italy and Japan to further his ambitions of world domination. Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 drove Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany, and World War II had begun. Over the next six years, the conflict would take more lives and destroy more land and property around the globe than any previous war. Among the estimated 45-60 million people killed were 6 million Jews murdered in Nazi concentration camps as part of Hitler’s diabolical “Final Solution,” now known as the Holocaust.

Remember, during WWII we built airplanes, ships, tanks, trucks bombs, bullets and so many things to support the war. Women went to work in factories while men went off to war. We sacrificed oil, rubber, gasoline, cotton, nylon, etc all to support the war. Could we do that now? Would we give up things to support the war now? I really DO NOT think we would. I wish we were willing to do so, but I do not think their group of people living in this time in history are willing to give up their luxuries for anybody or anything.

Again: How did we get here? Where are we?

Fmr. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Drops Harsh Criticism of Obama in New Book | Fox News Insider – Mozilla Firefox


Fmr. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Drops Harsh Criticism of Obama in New Book | Fox News Insider – Mozilla Firefox.

Gates Opens Up Click here for more info

So does this come as a surprise? Not to me. He (Gates) did his job, kept his mouth shut and now he can open up and this is NO SURPRISE after hearing all the things we have heard about this administration over the years.

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How the Debt Snowball Method Works – daveramsey.com – Mozilla Firefox

When you were a kid rolling a snowball in the backyard, the best way to do it was to pack some snow into a tight ball, then start rolling it through the yard. Your snowball would become a snow boulder much quicker than it would if you just built it up by hand. That’s exactly how the debt snowball method works. Click on the link to read the rest of the story. And yes is does work. We know, we are doing it. We are not there yet but we are going to be debt free soon.

 


Egyptian Astrologer Warns Jews Will Be Stronger in 2014 Because Saturn ‘Will Enter’ Sagittarius

 

 

An Egyptian astrologer is warning that the Jewish people will become stronger in 2014 based on his reading of the stars.

 

Astrologer Sayyed Al-Shimi said on Egyptian television this week that notable events in Jewish history have happened when Saturn entered the “fire signs.” Among them: the convening of the first World Zionist Congress in 1897, when Saturn had entered Sagittarius; the signing of the Balfour Declaration which proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to an independent state, when Saturn was in Leo; and similar astrological alignments during the 1948, 1956 and 1967 wars.

 

Egyptian Astrologer Warns Jews Will Be Stronger in 2014 Because Saturn Will Enter Sagittarius

Egyptian astrologer Sayyed Al-Shimi said the Jews will be stronger in 2014 because of the astrological alignment. (Image source: Al-Nahar TV via MEMRI)

 

“Saturn will enter the fire sign of Sagittarius. My late father and I have had a long history with Saturn entering fire signs. As Sheik Daud Al-Antaki wrote, when Saturn enters any of the fire signs, the Jews grow stronger. Don’t believe in this merely because I say so. It’s been tested,” Al-Shimi said in an interview aired Tuesday on Al-Nahar TV and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

 

He went on:

 

We discovered that Saturn entered the fire sign of Sagittarius when the first World Zionist Congress convened. The Balfour Declaration was released when Saturn was in the fire sign of Leo. The Haganah Brigades [the pre-1948 Jewish defense force] began organizing and helping the English in 1928, when Saturn was in the fire sign of Sagittarius. The 1948 war took place when Saturn was in the fire sign of Leo. The 1956 war took place when Saturn was in the fire sign of Sagittarius. The 1967 war took place when Saturn was in the fire sign of Aries.

Between 1963-1967, my late father warned in his annual reports: “Beware, Saturn will enter the sign of Aries in 1967, and this means that the Jews will grow stronger, just like in 1956 and in 1948.” “Beware,” he said, “something is about to happen.” But they refused to believe him.

 

The astrologer warned specifically about 2014, saying that Saturn would again enter Sagittarius.

 

“Therefore, I hope that until December 2014, the Arab leaders must do whatever they can to resolve the Palestinian problem,” he said.

 

 

 

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR RELOCATION Company Is Moving Operations to Wyoming and Texas


Later, Colorado haters: Magpul announces move to Wyoming and Texas

Magpul warned anti-liberty Colorado Democrats in advance that if they passed citizen control laws, that the company was going to take their jobs and taxes elsewhere. The anti-liberty Democrats passed a raft of gun control legislation anyway, and so Magpul is making good on their promise to leave.

From the press release:

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR RELOCATION 

Company Is Moving Operations to Wyoming and Texas

Magpul Industries announced today that it is relocating its operations to Wyoming and Texas.

The company is relocating manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Magpul is leasing a 58,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility during the construction of a 100,000 square foot build-to-suit facility in the Cheyenne Business Parkway. The Wyoming relocation is being completed with support from Governor Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS.

Magpul is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas. Three North Central Texas sites are under final consideration, and the transition to the Texas headquarters will begin as soon as the facility is selected. The Texas relocation is being accomplished with support from Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

“Magpul made the decision to relocate in March 2013 and has proceeded on an aggressive but deliberate path” says Doug Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Magpul Industries. “These dual moves will be carried out in a manner that ensures our operations and supply chain will not be interrupted and our loyal customers will not be affected.”

The company began a nationwide search for a new base of operations after legislation was enacted in Colorado that dramatically limits the sale of firearms accessories – the core of Magpul’s business. Magpul plans on initially transitioning 92% of its current workforce outside of Colorado within 12-16 months and will maintain only limited operations in Colorado.

“Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important,” says Richard Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive Officer for Magpul Industries. “This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.”

That is their option to do so and I support it. If you vote people into the leadership for your states that are against the 2nd Amendment, freedoms, free market, etc they your state may lose jobs, manufacturing and tax revenue. For states like Wyoming and Texas will continue to thrive. It is called the FREE MARKET SYSTEM and one day the Democrats, Socialist & Communist “may” wake up, but probably not.

Hopefully the people” will wake up in this country and understand that people like Obama are NOT looking out for you. He and many others are getting you to rely on the Gov for EVERYTHING. Then one day he can pull the plug and you will be a slave to the Gov. You got to start really thinking about how thing work before you we are entrapped and totally dependent on the Gov. How many people do you know that if the handouts STOPPED would be totally screwed for place to live, food, water, clothing, medical care. Start thinking for yourself and stop just going with the flow in 2014

Plans for 2014


First of all, we have a dog named Tipper. She has been with us for 16 year. When family was not there, “SHE WAS”. So our very first priority is Tipper. Some may think that is stupid, but I can tell you that Tipper has been a better friend than some family has even been. So if it come to going to see a family member or taking care of my old friend named Tipper, then Tipper gets taken care of. If they do not like that then sorry but too bad. I am not sure how much time Tipper has left because she has stage 4 congestive heart failure. For anyone this upsets, get over it. She was there when you were not.

Tipper closeup

Once she passes away we plan to NOT get any pets for a while. Many have said that we can not see you without a dog, and while I agree, we want to be without one for at least 1 or 2 years. Our first trip may be back to my home town – Pontiac, Illinois. We have to go see my sister in Ohio. Have not seen her in a long time. I owe her a lot of gratitude for all she did while I was young. Need to head to a town named Livermore, Kentucky. Next will be Florida since we have never been to Florida. After that maybe California. Never been there either. (I take that back – I was in LA and Fort Irwin California but that was with the Army and was not for sight-seeing.) Have to head back to Wisconsin as well. And off to Vegas to the casinos at least once. My brother-in-law and his wife take trips from time to time and we may head someplace with them. Always wanted to do that.

That is our plans but again it depends on our Tipper. And as usual, keep saving $$$, paying off the house and being prepared. Every trip we take will have the funds avail “before” we commit to the trip. Got to keep my friend Dave Ramsey happy you know.

Can you answer these 8th Grade Exam questions? (No calculator, Internet or other electronic device is allowed to assist you either)


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1912 School Exam

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Advices from An Old Farmer


Advices from An Old Farmer
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

An outbreak of lawlessness


An outbreak of lawlessness

For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of political norms, legislative and constitutional.

Such as the one just spectacularly blown up in the Senate. To get three judges onto a coveted circuit court, frustrated Democrats abolished the filibuster for executive appointments and (non-Supreme Court) judicial nominations.

Charles Krauthammer

 

What Obama didn’t know: The many controversies that the White House says the president was kept in the dark about.

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The problem is not the change itself. It’s fine that a president staffing his administration should need 51 votes rather than 60. Doing so for judicial appointments, which are for life, is a bit dicier. Nonetheless, for about 200 years the filibuster was nearly unknown in blocking judicial nominees. So we are really just returning to an earlier norm.

The violence to political norms here consisted in how that change was executed. By brute force — a near party-line vote of 52 to 48 . This was a disgraceful violation of more than two centuries of precedent. If a bare majority can change the fundamental rules that govern an institution, then there are no rules. Senate rules today are whatever the majority decides they are that morning.

What distinguishes an institution from a flash mob is that its rules endure. They can be changed, of course. But only by significant supermajorities. That’s why constitutional changes require two-thirds of both houses plus three-quarters of the states. If we could make constitutional changes by majority vote, there would be no Constitution.

As of today, the Senate effectively has no rules. Congratulations, Harry Reid. Finally, something you will be remembered for.

Barack Obama may be remembered for something similar. His violation of the proper limits of executive power has become breathtaking. It’s not just making recess appointments when the Senate is in session. It’s not just unilaterally imposing a law Congress had refused to pass — the Dream Act — by brazenly suspending large sections of the immigration laws.

We’ve now reached a point where a flailing president, desperate to deflect the opprobrium heaped upon him for the false promise that you could keep your health plan if you wanted to, calls a hasty news conference urging both insurers and the states to reinstate millions of such plans.

Except that he is asking them to break the law. His own law. Under Obamacare, no insurer may issue a policy after 2013 that does not meet the law’s minimum coverage requirements. These plans were canceled because they do not.

The law remains unchanged. The regulations governing that law remain unchanged. Nothing is changed except for a president proposing to unilaterally change his own law from the White House press room.

That’s banana republic stuff, except that there the dictator proclaims from the presidential balcony.

Remember how for months Democrats denounced Republicans for daring to vote to defund or postpone Obamacare? Saboteurs! Terrorists! How dare you alter “the law of the land.”

This was nonsense from the beginning. Every law is subject to revision and abolition if the people think it turned out to be a bad idea. Even constitutional amendments can be repealed — and have been (see Prohibition).

After indignant denunciation of Republicans for trying to amend “the law of the land” constitutionally (i.e. in Congress assembled), Democrats turn utterly silent when the president lawlessly tries to do so by executive fiat.

Nor is this the first time. The president wakes up one day and decides to unilaterally suspend the employer mandate, a naked invasion of Congress’s exclusive legislative prerogative, enshrined in Article I. Not a word from the Democrats. Nor now regarding the blatant usurpation of trying to restore canceled policies that violate explicit Obamacare coverage requirements.

And worse. When Congress tried to make Obama’s “fix” legal — i.e., through legislation — he opposed it. He even said he would veto it. Imagine: vetoing the very bill that would legally enact his own illegal fix.

At rallies, Obama routinely says he has important things to do and he’s not going to wait for Congress. Well, amending a statute after it’s been duly enacted is something a president may not do without Congress. It’s a gross violation of his Article II duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

A Senate with no rules. A president without boundaries. One day, when a few bottled-up judicial nominees and a malfunctioning health-care Web site are barely a memory, we will still be dealing with the toxic residue of this outbreak of authoritative lawlessness.

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George Washington Thanksgiving Day Proclamation


A day of Thanksgiving “and” Prayer

One can only pray that another man comes along one day that has even help the integrity, and moral courage as our first President of the United States. This a man who could have been King of America if he so chose to be at that time, chose instead to only serve 2 terms as President. He knew that serving more would be bad for the country. God has surly blessed George Washington.

WTH – Right before Thanksgiving


I am amazed at some people. My brother-in-law and I are called RIGHT WING NUT JOBS because we do not bow down to King Obama or his ideals and vision for the country. Last time I checked I thought we had that right to not support & defend the POTUS. In my (I only speak for myself) opinion I think Obama is dividing the country, he is destroying our present health care system (Yes it does have room for many improvements) and making our society into a dependent one as in socialism. Many of us feel that way.

I can expand in so many areas but that is not the reason for these comments. The reason is because we have a nephew who thinks Obama can do no wrong. Obamacare is fantastic, illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay and given a free ticket to include free healthcare, drivers licenses, schooling in public schools for free and so on. He has the right to be for what he want to be for. I can understand why he feels the way he does with so many “people” he knows personally who are on the FREE TIT. Note: remember somebody paid for the free tit you have in your mouth. 

But back to the title of this post. My brother-in-law says he has not commented on Bill’s (we will use the name Bill for the hell of it) for almost a year. I blocked Bill for the past est 6 months on FB and therefore he does not see my stuff, nor do I see his. But I was told that TWO DAYS before Thanksgiving he commented on FB about what to say at Thanksgiving to your crazy right wing nut job uncle starts to bash Obamacare. I for one have always done my best to NOT discuss politics at events such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Plus I have long since moved past Bills comments, feeling or beliefs and actually not even given them a thought for months.

So why 2 days before Thanksgiving did he do this? Because he is an idiot who want to draw attention to himself. And to top it off Bills family thinks WE are picking on him and therefore he is scared to come to the holiday events because he thinks WE will treat him bad.

Here was my plan for Bill at Thanksgiving. Get ready it is really a big surprise. I had NO PLAN. I had forgot about him, his issues and all the other crap that went on. And to top it all off, I have no problem with him having an OPIONION of this stuff. We just disagree. But my plan for him at Thanksgiving was (I HAD NO PLAN) – DUH.

But “now” is another story – since he (Bill) brought it all out again and is making it an issue. I plan to walk up behind him, ask him if he wants to see my gun (for the Army a gun is not what you think it is) and watch him pee his panties then faint. I “was” going to be cordial (sorry but that is the best I can do with Bill) and enjoy time with my family. This year was going to be the least stressful holidays of them all, until Bill decided to wake a sleeping giant. Oh and I AM GOING. He has indicated he may not show up and that will be fine with me. More food and we are sure Bill not being there will not effect the donations for the hall rental because he is known to be too cheap to donate for stuff anyway.

Sorry – almost forgot. This is my weapon, this is my gun, this is for killing, this is for fun. Never call a pistol, rifle or other weapon “a gun”. You figure out what a gun is.

Nurse Discusses 5 Regrets People Tell Her Before They Die


 

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.

I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way,you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. When you are on your deathbed, what  others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Dec 15th 1791


Although 12 amendments were originally proposed, the 10 that were ratified became the Bill of Rights in 1791. They defined citizens’ rights in relation to the newly established government under the Constitution.

During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. They demanded a “bill of rights” that would spell out the immunities of individual citizens. Several state conventions in their formal ratification of the Constitution asked for such amendments; others ratified the Constitution with the understanding that the amendments would be offered.

On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States therefore proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution that met arguments most frequently advanced against it. Articles 3 to 12, ratified December 15, 1791, by three-fourths of the state legislatures, constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. Article 2 concerning “varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives” was finally ratified on May 7, 1992 as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. The first amendment, which concerned the number of constituents for each Representative, was never ratified.

For more history and background on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, read A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives’ new Charters of Freedom site.

Putting things in perspective


“Putting things in perspective: The Affordable Care Act became law March 23, 2010. That date to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 8 days.

December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.

What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.

The mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks, planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa, Invading Italy, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!

And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.”

And THIS is the administration’s “signature” accomplishment.

The Orange Mailbox


There are always people who have less or more than others in life. Nothing will ever change that 100%. When you drive down any street in America you will see huge expensive homes and you will see the normal size home most middle class American can afford. You will also see some run down shacks. And when it comes to trailers, single or double wide, they can look awesome, especially inside. Some don’t even look like a double wide from the outside anymore. But to each person this may be their home. It may be the best they can do or afford. As long as they are happy – that is all that matters, because the house is a structure. What makes a home are the people. Take the people out of “any” home and it will soon start to decay. There are many who are only one payment away from being homeless. And some of those are living in huge million dollar homes. There are those who live in a small sort of run down little shack, but they own it free & clear. They may even have a few $ stuck back.

But here is my issue. I live on a street with some nice homes. Most take care of their places. We do have restrictions that helps to keep the place neat & clean. Garbage cans are to be kept from in front of your homes out of sight, mailboxes are all of a like type. And each of us are required to have some landscape around the foundation of our homes along with a few trees in every yard. Many of the people here are older, but we still have many younger ones with children.

We have only one individual that stands out. He is in the Kentucky National Guard. He is a Sergeant in it. He is one of a kind. They got their home really cheap through HUD and only paid about $60K for this home that once sold for $120K. And that is great for them. But the problems is that these people have decided they are not going to put up and foundation evergreens around their home. They also decided to keep their trash can in the front of their home and many times they keep it out by the curb for several weeks. This past week they decided to take their mail box & post that is like all the others on the street and paint it orange. No one else on the street has ever done that, nor do I think they would ever do that. Not even for Halloween. I am taking about the entire mailbox and post & base. Looks like a pumpkin orange.

I do my best not to label people. I know some call others white trash when they are poor and don’t have much and I know that some may have even called me that long ago because I was living in a dumpy place, barely got by and worked two jobs just to get the things we needed. But when you can’t move your trash can out of your front yard (sometimes two of them), you park your vehicles sideways in your driveway or yard to hide behind them and you spray paint you cast aluminum mailbox & post pumpkin orange while all the others on the street are black – you are white trash. And the fact he is in the Kentucky National Guard and is a Non-Commissioned Officer is a total embarrassment to me personally.

In the end I guess you can call it his freedom to do so, but we have rules in the subdivision just because of stuff like this. I actually laugh when I drive by because he is only making himself look bad. Actually in uniform he reminds me of Bradley Manning, which looks like a 12 yr old in uniform. OH well. He sure knows how to bring attention to himself.

They just can not justify what they did


Obama, his cronies, and people like Jarvis are no more than cowards. You people make me sick to my stomach. You avoid answering the questions! You can not justify what you did to veterans but you let pot smoking, trash throwing punks in who crap on our memorials, police cars and sidewalks. There comes a time in your life to do the right thing.