Sunday, August 30, 2009



It has become increasingly evident that “We the People” have become negligent in understanding the foundations that this great country of ours was built upon. In doing so, we have let the few abrogate the unalienable freedoms and liberties that were granted to us by our Creator. Those rights are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

“We The People” are the only ones with whom blame falls upon for the abrogation of our unalienable rights by the few in our Government. We have facilitated this over decades by abdicating the Founding Fathers’ cornerstone of creating a limited government. Once this cornerstone is removed then the structure of freedom and liberty for each citizen is put in perilous jeopardy. Citizens of the United States – Your freedoms and liberties are in perilous jeopardy.

It is my fervent wish, through this post, to remind the citizens of this great United States of America what they have lost and that only they have the power to regain their freedoms, their liberties, yes their very lives back from the few in Government who have sought power and control over “We The People”.

Please go read the rest of this fabulous article at Common Sense From a Common Man.

Little bit of this, little bit of that

I have not been able to get my thoughts together today.  But man, those Kennedy's know how to throw a funeral mass, don't they?  Again, Teddy wasn't my favorite guy but omg the stories people told were hysterical.  And it sounds like those Kennedy's know how to party.  They also know how to remain "on message".  I have no idea how many times healthcare and Teddy fighting for it was brought up and by how many speakers, but campaigning for the bill was alive and well at Ted Kennedy's funeral.  Even the priest mentioned it at the gravesite!  But enough about that.

Other thoughts running through my head - picturing our military or CIA or whoever - "torturing" those poor terrorists who will blow up their own children if it helps blow up some infidels too, or whip out a huge knife and slice an American's head off in front of a video camera, not because he did anything to them but because he was there - and he was Jewish.  And here we are, blowing smoke in their faces, oh the horror!  Scaring them with unloaded guns and power drills!  Wooooo - how awful we are!  Even water boarding - hell - we're not pulling their fingernails out, or drilling holes in the teeth or hanging them upside down and whacking the sides of their knees!  No, mostly we used psychological torture, playing rock music very loudly, 24/7.  We didn't turn the lights out.  We handed them a wire and told them it was live and they would be shocked if they moved.  BIG DEAL!  Not much worse than what my older brother would have done to me when we were kids.  We weren't even physically hurting or injuring them, we made them uncomfortable sometimes, UNCOMFORTABLE.  I cannot believe it is even being considered wrong much less criminal.  It's sickening how this administration is pulling the teeth of every strength we have. 

I also need to know - if Democrats believe in helping people, helping everyone, why would anybody work for anything?  If it's all free, why would anybody get up at the crack of dawn every day to do something to earn a paycheck?  But - how do Democrats think they are going to pay for all of it?  Ah-h-h ... those doggone people who DO work, or who might have the audacity to have gotten themselves rich, THEY can pay for it!  Democrats can take the money for those programs from the people who have more - and give it to those who have less.  Yeah!  What a wonderful idea! 

Except for the fact it's an absurd idea on the very face of it.

Going to a town hall meeting was a great experience, except for the fact that I was getting so angry with the conversations I was overhearing.  The guy talking to the other guy about tables, and he thought they would have tables set up outside, have to get it together!  Here, you want this sign - to anyone standing near them.  Or the woman a few people away from me holding a sign one of the guys gave her that said "83% of the American people want the public option!"  Their numbers were a bit off.  The lady was saying to a young guy by her, "Well people who earn more than $250,000.00 a year have enough for themselves, why shouldn't they pay a bit more? 

The idea that people are slowly stepping toward socialism which takes away freedom instead of giving it - is frightening.  It's like there is a whole community of Stepford people out there who are just in lock-step with the hopey-changy crap, and they are too idealistic to see that the things they are fighting for will not work and will hurt the hard working men and women of America.

It's sad because conservatives are seen as selfish "look out for number one" when it couldn't be further from the truth.  This is an incredibly giving and charitable nation; it was conservative president George W. Bush who gave more millions to Africa than any other nation in the world.  We share, we help, and we give.  But do not tell us if we make a bit more than the guy down the street that I am going to have my taxes raised so I can help him.  Don't TAKE from me.  Do not take away my incentive to work hard to take care of myself and mine.  Because then I will become like the guy down the street and someone else with more money will have their taxes raised even higher, to take care of me.  And after a while there will be no more people with more money to tax.  And we will all be looking to the government for our next meal, but the government will be broke.

Feel like I'm walking around just shaking my head more than half the time these days.  Just crazy.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Axis of Idiots

In keeping with the name of my blog - this is an email I received.  I have no idea if USMC J.D. Pendry exists, but I hope he does.  Because if he is real I can say - thank you Sir, for
your service to our country.  And thanks for the rant, it's priceless!

"The Axis of Idiots"

by USMC J. D. Pendry

Jimmy Carter, you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You're the runner-in-chief.

Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses to the USS Cole and the First Trade Center Bombing and Our Embassy Bombings emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately, they grew bolder, until 9/11/2001.

John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam .. Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You've accused our military of terrorizing women and children in Iraq . You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, the same words you used to describeVietnam. You're a fake. You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to murderers just as you did to the Vietnamese. Iraq , like Vietnam , is another war that you were for, before you were against it.

John Murtha, you said our military was broken. You said we can't win militarily in Iraq . You accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof and said we should redeploy to Okinawa . Okinawa, John? And the Democrats call you their military expert! Are you sure you didn't suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off building your war hero resume? You're a sad, pitiable, corrupt and washed up politician. You're not a Marine, sir. You wouldn't amount to a good pimple on a real Marine's butt. You're a phony and a disgrace. Run away, John.

Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as the regime of Pol Pot, who murdered two million of his own people after your party abandoned Southeast Asia to the Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? Lord help us! See Dick run.

Ted Kennedy, for days on end you held poster-sized pictures from Abu Ghraib in front of any available television camera. Al Jazeera quoted you saying that Iraqi's torture chambers were open under new management. Did you see the news, Teddy? The Islamic Nazis demonstrated another beheading for you. If you truly supported our troops, you'd show the world poster-sized pictures of that atrocity and demand the annihilation of it. Your legislation stripping support from the South Vietnamese led to a communist victory there. You're a bloated, drunken fool bent on repeating the same historical blunder that turned freedom-seeking people over to homicidal, genocidal maniacs. To paraphrase John Murtha, all while sitting on your wide, gin-soaked rear-end in Washington .

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Pat Leahy, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, the Hollywood Leftist morons, et al, ad nauseam: Every time you stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President lied, that the war is wrong and our Soldiers are torturers, that we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic butchers - the same ones that tortured and mutilated American Soldiers - cause to think that we'll run away again, and all they have to do is hang on a little longer.

It is inevitable that we, the infidels, will have to defeat the Islamic jihadists. Better to do it now on their turf, than later on ours after they have gained both strength and momentum.

American news media, the New York Times particularly: Each time you publish stories about national defense secrets and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one united with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can't strike up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.

You are all America 's 'AXIS OF IDIOTS.' Your Collective Stupidity will destroy us.. Self-serving politics and terrorist-abetting news scoops are more important to you than our national security or the lives of innocent civilians and Soldiers. It bothers you that defending ourselves get in the way of your elitist sport of politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering terrorists. Don't ever doubt that.

Your frolics will only serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam . If you want our Soldiers home as you claim, knock off the crap and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your silly political aims and aiding our enemies.

Yes, I'm questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with self. I'm also questioning why you're stealing air that decent Americans could be breathing. You don't deserve the protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to run away from this war and this country. Leave the war to the people who have the will to see it through and the country to people who are willing to defend it.

Our country has two enemies: Those who want to destroy us from the outside and those who attempt it from within.

Semper Fi,

J. D. Pendry - Sergeant Major, USMC, Retired

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ted Kennedy and other things.

So yes, Ted Kennedy has died. I have very mixed emotions about the event, obviously it's very
sad for his family and those who loved him. When he was younger he was a rogue and a drinker, plunging headlong into whatever it was he chose to do. Unfortunately that cost a young woman her life, because she happened to accept a ride from Ted. MaryJo Kopechne. I hope I spelled that right. And while Ted Kennedy fought like hell to do good things - he simply could not get beyond the magnitude of bad judgement and cowardice he displayed that night.

By all accounts Ted was charming and witty and had a wonderfully huge and giving heart. But still - and this is where I wince a bit - his views on everything, and I mean everything he believed in and fought for politically was the polar opposite of what I believe. He wanted to give everybody everything, with no strings attached. He believed in some kind of perfect utopia. But zanado doesn't exist, people have to work for what they have to appreciate it, to simply provide, provide, provide - takes away people's dignity. Demeans them. But he always meant well. That's why I have the mixed feelings. He fought so hard for so much and he believed in everything so stongly. But - I simply believe he was usually wrong.

The other things . . I don't get home from work early enough to see Glenn Beck. I don't have Tivo or any of those new ways of watching TV so last night I decided to set my VCR (yes, VHS) to tape Glenn Beck so I can watch it when I get home. Wouldn't you know, it rained and rained and my power went out so nothing taped today. I've reset it and hopefully I will catch tomorrows show.

Glenn is a smart guy, he has uncovered truths about many of the people who have been slipped into the White House who have all kinds of radical beliefs and ties. The are Czars, or officers, or administrators, not one of them has to be appointed and go through the approval process through Congress. And Obama has more Czars, specifically, than any other president. Ever. You just have to wonder after a while if some of these people, like the car Czar who knows nothing about cars, are being strategically placed through out the government to slowly start dismantling our government as we know it, from the inside out.

It's a scary thought and it may be out there - but what the hell is going on? Why is Obama making friends with our enemies, and enemies out of our friends? Why is he making it impossible to keep our intelligence members safe and effective by investigating them and tying their hands on what they can do to acquire intelligence for the CIA - for our armed services, to protect the American people?

Because I don't see anything he is doing that will make our country, our economy and our populace stronger. He's not doing that. So what IS he doing???

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Went to a garden party . .

PictureSorry, that song just comes to mind. I did go to a town hall meeting addressing healthcare, given by Republican Congressman Mark Kirk of Illinois. I was impressed by him and pretty happy about most of what he said. Illinois being the home state (Senate wise anyway) of Barack Obama, it's a blue state for the most part. So Kirk stands alone against the liberal tide in the state, and as an active member of the U.S. military he has a unique perspective on many issues facing us today. He also has the proud distinction of being the ONLY congress person to have NOT added ANY pork to the stimulus bill. He is against the tradition of add-ons to all the bills that pass through the house and senate, and stands by his ideals. That alone makes him worth listening to.

He is against the public option in healthcare reform and is honest about how that would eventually lead to a single payer, government run healthcare system. Thank God. I am so used to hearing lies from government officials lately that it was quite refreshing to hear some truths for a change. And there was no equivocating either, no hemming and hawing and no backing down on the issues he supports. He treated everyone with respect as opposed to someone like Barney Frank who basically told some of his audience that they weren't worth talking to. I need to look at the conservative, alternative healthcare plan that Mark Kirk is proposing. But as a human being I think he is honest and strong, and doesn't change his opinions or vote - depending on which way the wind blows. He bears watching.

Something else coming out of the $35,000.00 a day vacation home the Obamas are occupying right now, is the announcement that the justice department plans to look into CIA interrogations of high level terror suspects, and whether or not CIA officers and or Bush administration officials should be brought up on charges that they tortured terror suspects and participated in other questionable practices to gain information in their war on terror.

Okay, this is where I lose it. What happened to the days when what the CIA did behind the scenes was none of my business? The actions they took to protect this country were, I am sure, not actions that your average guy on the street actually wanted to know about. What good does it do to put this stuff before congress and people like Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman and others who seem to want to leave us defenseless out there while Barack Obama apologizes for everything we have ever done and bows to Saudi kings?

This administration is dismantling everything this country stands for, our self-reliance, our love of liberty, and God forbid - our strength. We must continue to fight against this, Obama needs to be made impotent until he can be voted out. And he WILL be voted out.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Did you know . ..

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Our Social Security

Franklin Delano. Roosevelt (Term of Office March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945), aDemocrat, introduced the SocialSecurity (FICA) Program. He Promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary,
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
3.) That the money the participants elected to put Into the Program would be deductible from Their income for tax purposes each year,
4.) That the money the participants put into the Independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would Only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to 'Put Away' -- you may be interested in the following:

Dwight David Eisenhower

If I recall correctly
, 1958 is the first year that Congress, not President Eisenhower, voted to remove funds from Social Security and put it into the General Fund for Congress to spend.
If I recall correctly, it was a DemocraticallycontrolledCongress.
From what I understand, Congress logic at that time was that there was so much money in Social Security Fund that it would never run out / be used up for the purpose it was intended / set aside for.

Lyndon Baines Johnson
Question: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the General Fund so that Congress could spend it?

Answer: It was Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat and the Democratically Controlled House and Senate.

Bill Clinton & Al Gore

Question: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax Deduction for Social Security
(FICA) withholding?
Answer: The Democratic Party.

Question: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
Answer: The Democratic Party, with Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (Al Gore)

casting the deciding 'tie-breaking' vote as President of the Senate....

Jimmy Carter

Which Political Party decided to start giving Annuity payments to immigrants?



Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the
Democrats turn around and tell you the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
Thomas Jefferson

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have".
Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A little bit of hope.

There are some days now when instead of an over-riding frustration and a feeling of helplessness, I feel a glimmer, JUST a glimmer - of hope. Some days it seems as if Obama is self-destructing maybe a little bit. Obama and many of his democratic legislators. They are saying things that are outrageously moronic about Americans coming out to express their outrage about the healthcare plan, the stimulus, cap and trade, etc. Calling the anger orchestrated, calling protesters mobs and nazis and implying they are simply misinformed.

It's all very overwhelming and discouraging but now, it seems the Democrats are back on their heels a bit. They aren't used to being disagreed with so vehemently, and worse - not believed. They are spending much of their time on the defense as opposed to going out and preaching to the choir which I suspect they thought they were going to be able to do for quite a while once Obama was elected.

I remember inauguration day when everyone made such a huge deal about how historic it was, the first black president and all. Yes, it was historic for that reason. And unfortunately this president was elected in large part because the majority of the black population in this country voted for him. Just saying that could be considered racist by some, even though it is a statement of fact. He was also elected because so many people hated George Bush that they voted against the Republican party. And then there were the star gazers. That made me sick. People who saw Barack Obama spewing all his garbage about hope and change and saw some kind of aura around him. What they didn't realize was the aura was actually the stink of Chicago thug style politics rising from his shoulders. He has proved (I hate that word, it always seems so grammatically incorrect) himself to be an elitist, a bully, and God help us, a liar.

People aren't buying it. People are standing up and speaking out and Obama's (Saul Alinky's) response is to diminish, discount, and ridicule the people who do not agree with him. He goes on as if everyone agrees with him, a political "fake it till you make it" kind of game. But I am seeing hope. And I am feeling immense pride in all those people who are getting in the faces of their congress people and senators and fighting for what they believe in.

It saddens me that this country is more divided than ever before. But the changes Obama is trying to enact are next to impossible to take back when people realize how bad it all really is. Liberty is what this country is supposed to be about and liberty is what the American people are fighting for. I'll be damned if I'll let this president take that away from me.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's not so hard to understand

I grew up in the late 60's, 70's, and came of age in the 80's. I didn't think about taxes or healthcare or corporate takeovers or bailouts. I was as liberal as any teen can be, even felt sad about not having a cause to be passionate about like when we were still in Vietnam. I wanted to be a hippie. And then I grew up.

I think about why this country was founded, people were fleeing to a new place where they could have freedom of their own making. When England became too over-bearing - we broke away. Americans are tough people who fight for their own and take care of themselves. At least we used to be.

Now, the simple fact that Barack Obama was elected on a platform of hope and change and a don't worry I'll take care of everything attitude amazes me. Since when did Americans sit back and expect a handout? And since when did our government want to grow so large to the point that it will control some of the most important and intimate aspects of our lives? And why are so many people willing to give away that power?

These are the same people who cried foul when they thought George Bush was going to bug their phones under the patriot act. Apparently they want to protect their phone conversations more than their health and personal decisions.

Americans take care of themselves. We are a hard working people and we earn what we get. If we are disabled or something of the sort - that's different. But I don't want to pay for the gang member who chooses that way to make a living and gets himself shot. With the public plan - I would be paying for that. I don't want to. I also don't want the government to own car companies or run banks ... the very definition of socialism is what we are headed toward. It's frightening.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's cable news fault! Cable news is ruining America!

Across the country there were town hall meetings. President Obama had one in New Hampshire. It was quite amazing to see how his meeting was all calm and the people supportive. Can you say orchestrated?

Other elected officials have been using union thugs to keep the peace at the meetings, and they aren't always very peaceful peace keepers. People have seriously gotten knocked around. Of course in New Hampshire - the only protesters were outside. Inside were the people asking softball questions and nodding their heads.

Meanwhile other legislators are continuing to call people against the healthcare bill swastika carrying, brown shirts, comparing them to kkk members without the white sheets. NO! These are everyday ordinary Americans. Mr Obama - you do not know better than them just because you think you do.

I watched some videos tonight, George Bush when challenged by a man saying he was ashamed of the country, the government and the presidency, and Obama basically telling protesters to shut up cause he doesn't want to hear it. Even when the man who didn't like Bush was getting booed by the audience Bush silenced them - letting the man speak. Obama doesn't eve want to listen. I thought the president worked for us?

So now Robert Gibbs the presidential mouthpiece is saying it's terrible to bring cable news to the town hall meetings - inferring that the people are not thinking for themselves. That's not it. People are flipping the channel until they find something they feel comfortable watching and listening to. It's not Fox News telling people what to think, it's people watching Fox News and saying "Yeah! That's how I feel!" And people are defecting from the other networks in droves. Mr Obama would be wise to take us a bit more seriously.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Sometimes it just makes you tired.

I feel bad somehow, like I should feel guilty saying it but I just don't like President Obama. I believe he is a narcissist who puts himself above the average American which is why he has no problem with these protests. He still knows whats best for us. Once a week The President's Men meet and look at all the polls, what the news papers are saying, what the cable shows and the big networks are saying. And all they are doing with that knowledge is changing their message to sound better or more appealing to the people they are trying to convince. So it's not healthcare reform, it's health insurance reform. My ass. Semantics. There isn't anyone going to the president and saying y'know, maybe we better re-think this. And if someone is saying that to him - he's saying no.

President Obama has an agenda, he might even have his full 4 years planned already, with everything he wants to accomplish with his presidency. It's all about how it will reflect back on him and opposition just doesn't fit into his plan. No time for it. But it's out there and he isn't listening. Instead of listening to people's real fears and answering valid questions, Democrats are discounting these protests as calculated and organized. They are out of their mind! But what they don't see is how they are galvanizing even more people by dismissing the others and insulting the rest of them. Does that make want to stay home and give in? NO.

I always thought that protest was the greatest form of patriotism.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Crazier and crazier

Seems things have gone from crazy to insane. We have citizens going to town hall meetings and Democrats denying that these are just average folks, apparently we are to believe that either Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity sent every single one of them. Probably told them what to say and designed the signs for the people protesting outside.

This seems to be Obama's modes operandi. Don't address the issues, slam the people opposing him. Or - deny, deny, deny. President Obama scoffs at the idea that he is for a single payor healthcare plan. Yet there is video of him saying that is preci
sely what he wants.

Congress is out for the August summer recess. During this time many members of congress go back to their homes and hold "town hall" meetings to address issues with their constituents. So far these town halls have had unexpected consequences and many of our congressmen and ladies are not liking it. If they are planning to vote for the healthcare bill as it stands now, they are being aggressively questioned and not let off the hook with pat government talking points.

People are angry.

Now several congress-people have decided to back out of town halls totally, and some have retreated behind the safety of the telephone and are doing town halls where they get to pick the questions they answer. There will be no face to face, no surprises and no anger they will have to deal with. How convenient.

Why aren't they paying attention to the reasons behind the anger? Why are they pushing legislation down our throats that will very likely get them voted out of office in the next election? Are they really that self-important that they believe t
hey know what is best for us? Apparently they are.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My first post

I am happy to have a place where I can comfortably talk about my dislike of President Obama, and the Democrats running congress right now. They are running around like crazy trying to do everything the big bad mean Republicans have not let them do in the last 8 years. Lord, I miss George Bush.

There is nothing presidential about our president, there is no respect for the office or tradition. Obama has done things at every turn to outrage conservatives and thank God he is starting to piss off some of the moderates and liberals as well. I wish it were possible to have a do-over because I really believe the result would be quite different if the vote were to take place today.

What were people thinking when they voted for this man? I will never understand it but I will definitely forgive them when we vote him out.