Idiots Abound

14 Jul

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Leave it to jackwads like Mike McAuliff at the Huff to supplant the word “Ignorant” with “Stupid” in his online Op-Ed, which is regularly hidden behind the veil of true journalism. In a recent [*]article, Mr. McAuliff regurgitates numerous congressional quotes regarding genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and actually writes little more than his headline. A headline that in its nature deeply resembles an outright lie. I wish I had more time these days to cite the unfathomable amount of erroneous postings, misdirection and absolute lies that have been inundating social media recently. So I will simply say this; Ignorance is not Stupidity. Inasmuch, those too stupid to recognized propaganda disguised as press are doomed to remain ignorant to the facts.

*-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/gmo-labels-congress_n_5576255.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000010

Oh, and I will say this ONE MORE TIME.  The Benghazi inquisition isn’t about how many embassy’s were attacked and how many were killed in a comparison of GW and Obama.  It is about what was done during the moments of the attack…or better yet, what wasn’t done.  To continue to use all of these tragedies as a ball to volley into a court it does not belong is the height of disrespect of those we lost… and those who still suffer.

 

Highway Robbery

23 Jun

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If you’ve began to feel the pain at the pump again or wonder why a pound of butter costs $5.00 these days, you can directly and without reservation blame your President and the likes of Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.  Oil Rail and conventional OTR (over the road) truck lines out of Canada have descended on our rails and roadways. Why? America is the Land of Opportunity…Unless you’re American. The core of the US trucking ( < 3 truck owner-operators that represent 75% of the American fleet) have chosen to close shop, short sell their equipment and/or return their leases. But really they have no choice.  Subsequently, they are applying for work at companies like CCX, Averitt and SAIA who themselves cannot afford to replenish their fleet or hire all those newly out of business drivers due to increased labor costs associated with Obamacare.

Those who have not taken down their shingle are few and getting fewer still as they try to keep up. I really don’t think the general public understands how integral a part of our infrastructure trucking is. Your milk and fuel are transported in the very semi’s you pass throughout your day and don’t even notice. 40 foot containers lugging down the highway may be a nuisance on your way home from work. But, frankly, you would truly appreciate these trucks and truckers when if you got home, you found your utilities inoperable.  They surely would be if it weren’t for those trucks. These very trucks carrying replacement parts for power turbines and exchanger bundles for refineries. They carry our kid’s clothes and the food we eat. They load and land virtually all the products we use around our homes and absolutely  EVERYTHING we need to perform OUR work.  In a land driven by supply and demand, we are witnessing the catastrophic loss of supply in an extremely high demand market that cannot bear further burden. One that now has been regulated by law to do just that or die. This will not be a slow death.

I wrote a while back about how OBAMACARE was creating a skewed unemployment percentage by forcing companies to re-direct their headcount when they could no longer afford to carry their fulltime employees. Creating a redistributed workforce of part time employees, thus showing more “employed”. This has already happened and continues still. Now phase II is finally rearing its ugly head. I freely state the following just as anyone else in my position would and should….I toldya so!

In this short but sweet summary I ask you to think long and hard before you pull the lever for ANYONE not running on the REPEAL platform:

1) An increase in trucking costs drive up the price of products you buy every day. A shortage of “backbone” truckers and trucks will drive the costs up further. To unattainable levels!

2) Your wages aren’t being driven up, they are being cut because your employer can’t keep you AND your insurance cost.

3) You can’t afford the cost of freight passed down to you when you buy a pound of cheese, on a part-time wage, so you buy less and put someone else out of work. Now you’re both supporting hungry children!

4) It’s a good thing there’s Obamacare. The same hard working truckers who were working full-time, budgeting, saving and paying taxes to support the uninsured before, now have the luxury of enjoying this vital service along with everyone else it drove to the new middle class.

Thank you, everyone that supported Obama…*though your numbers are fast dwindling. You have set this country on a course it will not recover from in our children’s lifetime.

*http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/poll-obama-lowest-approval-rating-nbc-wsj-107978.html

 

There Are Three Pointing Back At You

5 Jun

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There is so much contrived BS being posted all over Facebook regarding “The Swap”, I have to post a short note. This is the United States of America. We DO NOT negotiate with terrorists. We may aid and abed future terrorists under the guise that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Such was the case in 1970’s and 1980’s Afghanistan. BUT, we do not bargain or trade with known terrorists. When a call for the release of a POW is made by the people and its Representatives, it is understood that it is done in the course of diplomatic action, and in the face of diplomatic failure, military extraction. No trade, no negotiations. And when someone says, 5years ago, that they are praying for a POW, their families and fellow service men, should they later be called a hypocrite when calling out the shameful acts of that POW as the facts come into public view?  And even in knowing I pray for my enemies.  Righteous mothers of murdered children pray for the families of the murderer, that they too may find peace.

The fact remains, anyone can twist anyone elses words to make that person seem stupid or heartless or hypocritical and, frankly in this instance, I don’t care if Sarah Palin IS stupid or hypocritical. I am just tired of people saying “Obama did what you asked, he got him out” when the proper course of action would be to extract him. Not trade him for 5 captains of global terrorism knowing full well there are now 6 formerly incarcerated terrorists freely roaming the planet.

I was asked 2 years ago to start a blog and stop posting my rants on Facebook. I needed an outlet, they said. Well I got one. And I pay for it with my hard-earned money and make none in return for my thankless service to the ill-informed. Yet here I am with my figure poised over the “unfriend” button. I’m deciding whether or not I want to continue to be inundated by the nonsensical convolution…the rabble that continues to be roused in my otherwise intelligent family and friends by Politico’s that should be using their time and limited grey matter writing something more useful… like romance novels.

My Boots Are Made For Talking

4 Jun

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There are 36 US senate seats and 36 Gubernatorial seats up for election this year and the VAST majority of Americans probably won’t realize it until the commercials start inundating the airwaves. It’s a sad state of affairs when a Presidential election only draws 58% of the eligible populous and even worse then in states like Alabama that can only draw 22% of its constituency to a high stakes primary. But really, they’re all high stakes when the mid-terms of 2014 represent the possible loss of a nationwide GOV. contingency and over a 3rd of our Senate seats, (Republican seats that is).

And when I say possible loss, I mean possible-but not probable. And here is why…Boot straps.

I’m a boot strap kind of guy. A get back on when you get thrown off guy. A stand up when you get knocked down guy. And I live in a country that is full of them. Guys AND gals like me that roll with the punches and refuse to be kept down so long as we have one last breath and two weary legs to stand on. We are the ones that find time for the polls, and PACS and dialogue and blogs. The kicker is that these guys and gals represent a tireless lot on BOTH sides of the isle. Just because you think I beat the drum of the rich does not mean I am rich, or even well off. Just as such, I don’t believe that the only people carrying the flag for the Democratic Socialist party meet once a week to pool and then equally divide their incomes amongst one another …though I wish they would, and keep me out of it.  What I do know is that you are most likely just as tireless as I and equally passionate about your cause. So I step it up.  I boot strap again, and again and agian. Hoping you will tire.

I was raised by a woman that told me I could do and be anything I set my mind to. In many ways I have done just that over the years. She taught me that the word “quit” was not in our vocabulary and “can’t” isn’t a word at all. I thank her every day by remembering this and even more so for being unaware that it is possible to get by doing the absolute minimum or nothing at all. So I do more, and reach higher and with each failure and achievement, I look behind me to establish a keen understanding of how each came to happen.

It may appear that I am getting off track, but the point is this- we must always assume that our opposition out number us and work harder still, towards our goals. Can’t and Quit do not exist. We must speak calmly [with a learned voice] to the angry under-informed masses that a fair shake is far different, and much more dignifying, than a fair share. It is wholly important that our platform explain those differences and qualify the individuals at the local level. In that and on ALL fronts, however, our work must include the language of compassion and understanding for those that cannot do for themselves. Simultaneously we must battle the socialist soldiers that fight for those who simply will not do for themselves. We are a nation united, built on the foundation and genuine desire to serve one another. By taking this tack and Boot Strapping the last 6 years of elections, the possibility of loss becomes much less probable. I serve as I was served, with opportunity. Thanks mom, for the ability to recognize opportunity when it presented itself and the wherewithal to seize it.

Why The Right?

2 Jun

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We believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored; THE CULTURE OF A PEOPLE THAT PICK THEMSELVES UP AND DUST THEMSELVES OFF IN PURSUIT OF THEIR AMBITIONS IS FAR BETTER THAN THAT OF ONE THAT WAITS FOR THEIR FAIR SHARE TO BE PROVIDED THEM WHILE RESTING ON THEIR FLUKES. (a fluke is the tail of a whale, i.e.: your big fat ass)

We believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity…INDIVIDUAL(S)….LIKE EDISON, Gates, JOBS, Oprah, FORD- and let’s not forget Harley AND Davidson!

We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn; NOT SPREAD IT ALL AROUND TO ABLE BODIED, UNMOTIVATED, DRUG ADDLED, ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS!

We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals, LIKE PROTECTING OUR BORDERS AND INTEREST ABROAD.

The best government is that which governs least. BIG GOVERNMENT COST MUCH MORE THAN THE MONEY THEY HAND OUT IN PET PROJECTS AND, WELL… HAND-OUTS.

We believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people. DO YOU KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR CITY COUNCILMAN AND/OR STATE REPRESENTATIVE? IF NOT, DON’T BITCH ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. ANY PRESIDENT.

We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times. A STRONG MORAL COMPASS MUST GUIDE ALL ENTERPRISE. WHEN THAT STARTS WITH FAMILY VALUES IT FINDS ITSELF IN BOARDROOMS AND MISSION STATEMENTS.

We believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world. WHEN WE SEE A BULLY, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BEATING UP THE WEAK FOR THEIR LUNCH MONEY OR SIMPLY TO KEEP THEM DOWNTRODDEN, WE STEP IN…EVEN AT HOME. THERE IS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO DO SO. MONETARILY AND MILITARILY.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable… to have it make some difference that you lived…” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Smoking Gun of Ignorance

16 May

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Over the last couple of weeks I have read and responded to a number of heartfelt and disheartening posts made by my niece-in-law, Kim.  She and my nephew Adam run a not-for-profit organization whose mission is “To rescue and rehabilitate neglected and abused Pit Bulls, to educate and advocate the community on animal cruelty and breed discrimination, and to save the life of one Pit Bull at a time.”  Epic’s Pit Bull Rescue, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is a labor of love fueled by unyielding compassion.  These two young people, and a healthy network of friends and family, have saved and rehabilitated many Pits and raised countless newborns to be adopted by responsible, loving guardians….Like my 66 year old mother; proud owner of a 2 year old Pink Pit named Jetta.

Most of the heavy lifting is done solely by Kim and Adam and I know they are thankful to be blessed with the donations that come their way.  This isn’t necessarily an article in plea for donors, but I have every intention on posting their information at the end so you will be inclined to help out after these strong words of encouragement.  These kids do need the help- in physical voluntary assistance and monetary contribution both!

No, what this piece is about is intolerance and ignorance.  This is about people in general and their inability to educate themselves in an effort to draw their own informed opinions and conclusions.  I have spent months prattling on about the under informed voters and uneducated masses that are sadly part of the deciding factors in the direction of our country.  We have discussed everything from socialism, to bacon, to gun control and this is where the similarities lay.  The same wide eyed sheep that gleen all their information on topics like the gun debate from unreliable sources are easily the same morons who believe nature prevails over nurture in the breed debate.

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Pit Bulls are innately far less viscous than Poodles, who were actually the first dogs bred for sport fighting to begin with.  The transition to bull dogs, and pits specifically, was one you would gather came by common sense; they looked the part and could last longer in the ring.  There was more excitement in the mass of muscle tearing each other apart for five minutes  than the flying curly fur produced in poodle bouts that lasted about two.  Pit Bulls are no more likely to rip your face off than an Australian Shepherd.  It depends SOLELY on how it is raised….IT IS NURTURE OVER NATURE.  There is no argument.

 But I digress.  My niece has had a bad day.  She has had a few weeks of struggle in fact.  Adam and Kim deal with the ignorance of strangers on a regular basis and are often quite successful changing peoples’ minds. Sometimes, it just takes a little one on one with a Pit and Human to make that switch…Like with Kim’s mother.  But there are those occasions where you have to deal with the ignorance of loved ones that can’t be swayed.  Years of being fed bad information and clinging to fear will do that to some people.

There is something to be said about silence and I will put this in no uncertain terms;

If you are friends or family with someone who takes the time and spends the money to do something so significant about something they are obviously VERY passionate about…SHUUUTEEE!  Your silence may keep you in contact with someone you care deeply for though you may not always agree, obviously.  It doesn’t matter if it’s Dogs or Gun Control.  And the reason I use them both as an example is because too many idiots erroneously equate Pit Bulls with Loaded Guns…I PROMISE YOU…It’s all in who’s holding them.

Please, if you love Pit Bulls or are simply on the fence in your opinion, take the time to visit Epics Pit Bull Rescue Fanpage at…https://www.facebook.com/epicspitbullrescue?fref=ts   and the Website at http://www.epicspbr.org. You will soon be taken by the awesomeness that is the loving nature of these gentle pets.    If you cannot be swayed?  We don’t need to hear your yappin.

Graceful Gravitas Before Dick Cheney…

8 Apr

AND CERTAINLY ONE WHO PIONEERED THE GOOD WORK FOR AMERICAS REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE 1970’2-1990’S, NO DOUBT!

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It is with great reverence and admiration that I choose not to go all sappy about the loss of PM Thatcher.  I will simply point out that in the following segments in the posting, you will find a great many principles and standards by which we Republicans define ourselves.  As well, we hold up President Reagan in his greatest hours on these same ideas.  This strong but sensible woman needs to be remembered not just in history books, but in the forefront of our political existence as a model of what can be done and how to go about it with integrity and resolve.  Those are my final words in this piece.  The following is a column by Tim SPanton at THE SUN in the UK dated May 4th 2009, the 30 year anniversary of her being elected the PM.

MARGARET THATCHER stormed to power 30 years ago today. She won three elections and was finally driven from office not by voters but by her own party in November 1990. “Treachery with a smile on its face,” she famously said.

First-time voters at next month’s Euro elections were not even born when she left Downing Street. Yet each week, I receive emails from readers who love her or loathe her.  Baroness Thatcher aroused deep emotions….

Some blamed her for destroying the working classes and introducing an ugly era of greed.

Those with clearer vision know she liberated ordinary workers from the tyranny of union barons like Arthur Scargill who sacrificed his members in a pointless war on democracy.

They will thank her for giving people the chance to buy their own homes, save for old age and offer their kids a leg-up.

Labour attacked every initiative. Then, in power, they adopted the lot – only to let them wither on the vine and perish through neglect.

MARGARET THATCHER became Prime Minister 30 years ago today. [may 4th 1979].

HERE ARE 30 WAYS MARGARET THATCHER MADE BRITAIN GREAT;

1. Thatcherism, with lower income taxes, less government interference and standing against dictatorships, became the philosophy in much of the democratic world after she came to power on May 4, 1979.

2. Refusal to compromise with communism helped bring down Soviet Union.

3. Threw the Argentines out of the Falklands after the invasion in 1982.

4. Showed there is no glass ceiling preventing women rising to the top.

5. Before becoming an MP, helped to perfect a way of preserving ice-creams as a chemist at J Lyons & Co.

History … Maggie’s victory in 1979

6. Maiden speech in the Commons in 1960 was in support of her private member’s bill that forced local councils to hold meetings in public.

7. More than 1.5million tenants bought council homes after 1980 right-to-buy law.

8. Supported issues that surprised critics, such as the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967.

9. Backed Labour bills to ban hare coursing in 1969 and 1975.

10. In Ted Heath’s 1970-74 government, beat cuts that would have meant people paying to borrow library books.

11. Sell-off of state-run firms made them competitive and cut taxpayers’ huge costs.

12. During her 11 years as PM, gross domestic product – the chief measure of national wealth – rose 23.3 per cent.

13. Within three years of taking power, inflation was at 8.6 per cent from highs of 18 per cent.

14. Stood firm on terrorism, rejecting blackmail from IRA hunger strikers.

15. Signed 1985 Hillsborough Agreement in Northern Ireland that led to the Good Friday peace deal.

16. Only PM to win three terms in the 20th Century.

17. In 1988, long before it was fashionable, made a speech on global warming.

18. Kept the Pound by opposing Chancellor Nigel Lawson’s plans to join the ERM and adopt a single EU currency.

19. Persuaded President George Bush to expel Saddam Hussein from Kuwait in 1990.

20. Saved Britain from rule by Neil Kinnock, stepping down from a leadership vote on November 22, 1990, to avoid splitting the party. It helped John Major win the 1992 election, keeping Kinnock out.

21. Promoted self-reliance, hitting out at people who expected others to solve their problems in a 1987 interview.

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22. With privatisation, created new shareholders with a stake in the country’s wealth.

23. Is wrongly seen as dividing the country. Topped a poll as Britain’s greatest post-War leader last year, with 34 per cent of the vote.

24. Changed Labour, who dropped plans for nuclear disarmament, scrapped public ownership and stopped kowtowing to the unions.

25. Made Britain competitive in world markets for the first time since the 1930s.

26. The Iranian Embassy siege of 1980 was ended by the SAS on her say-so. Britain then escaped similar terrorism until the rise of Muslim suicide bombers.

27. Saved Hong Kong from a communist makeover in 1997 by negotiating a deal that obliges China to leave the economy unchanged until 2047.

28. Won a rebate from the EU that since 1984 has given us back £3billion a year.

29. Top earners paid 98p in the Pound income tax in 1979. By 1988 Mrs T had it down to 40p.

30. Beat union power, making it possible for The Sun to shine at its new HQ in Wapping, East London, in 1986.

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