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The Results of Our Ignorance

November 9, 2009 by  

The Results of Our Ignorance

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge, education or awareness.

There are many people today who know little or nothing about the U.S. Constitution. There are many who know little or nothing of U.S. history, let alone world history. There are many who know little or nothing about central banks, and how they are used to steal our wealth.

There are many who buy into the glossed-over news of the day. There are many who take at face value the words of the elected class, the pundits and main stream media talking heads and printed headlines.

There are many who buy into the party line of their preferred political party. There are many who blindly believe the various political parties have a platform on which they base their actions and agendas and are committed to following through on those policies. There are many who believe the president, senator or representative they elected has in their hearts the best interests of the people they supposedly serve.

There are many who are ignorant.

It’s not all their fault—particularly the younger generations. Their education system has been corrupted by 1960s radicalism—the same radicalism that has infected our government.

Public education has become a sad joke. Its downward slide accelerated with the passage of “No Child Left Behind.” None are left behind because none are allowed to get ahead. The intelligent children are left languishing and fending for themselves while extra resources are devoted to those unable to keep up.

In speaking with a seventh grader recently I asked what he had been studying in his U.S. history class. Well, we spent about 20 minutes on World War II, then several class periods on how the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics, was the reply.

In class they watched Miracle, the 2004 movie about the team and its victory.

How backward is that? Twenty minutes spent learning about a six-year war spawned from the feckless, irresponsible and dastardly policies of the elected and ruling classes that resulted in the deaths of somewhere between 62 million and 79 million people worldwide. Several class periods on a three-hour hockey game that gave Americans a temporarily thrilling victory over a Cold War foe at the tail end of four moribund years of Jimmy Carterism.

Even the seventh grader was perplexed by his teacher’s decision.

Also glossed over in his class was more than 230 years of American history.

Is it any wonder there is so much ignorance?

Lack of understanding of the founding of our great country has led us to where we are now. Lack of understanding of the origins of the Federal Reserve—and other government attempts to establish a central bank—has led us to where we are now. Lack of understanding of the causes of Great Depression and the misguided (deliberately or unintentionally) attempts to head it off, and how government policies affected the country’s financial health for years has led us to where we are now. Lack of understanding of how a president’s policies can affect a country has led us to where we are now.

Where are we now? In an economic pit of our own making—suffering the aftereffects of a Fed-created bubble that spurred individuals and businesses to borrow and spend like there was no tomorrow. Now there may not be one.

Where are we now? Exacerbating the problem by dumping money out of helicopters in an attempt to stop it—at least that’s what the elected class tells us they’re trying to do. It’s a policy enacted by a supposed conservative, George W. Bush, and perpetuated on a grander scale by Barack Obama.

Where are we now? Watching as the elected class finds more ways to spend more money and steal the wealth of the individuals through massive tax hikes under the guise of healthcare reform.

Where are we now? Waiting for the other shoe to drop in the form of Cap and Trade, which amounts to more taxes and more spending.

Where are we now? Enduring the Obama presidency, which equals Jimmy Carter to the second power.

Sadly, many are ready to go full steam ahead with such policies.

Never mind that the elected class isn’t even considering whether such things are Constitutional. Forcing Americans to buy a product—health insurance—is okay with the elected class.

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer said it’s permissible under the general welfare clause of the Constitution. Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told the press the president wasn’t even considering whether it was constitutional and no one had brought it up.

Don’t think the elected class is ignorant. They’re not. They know exactly what they’re doing—stealing your wealth and your liberty.

Never mind whether it’s Constitutional, says the elected class. We know what’s best for you.

Never mind whether it’s Constitutional, it’s free, say the ignorant.

Our healthcare system is in terrible shape, we need to have competition, says the elected class. Government can do it better than the free market can.

Yeah. With the compassion of the Department of Motor Vehicles and the efficiency of the Post Office.

Where are we now… really? Many are sitting in front of the television watching Simon Cowell or anxiously awaiting the result of who is getting kicked off the island next or watching some stars in a dance contest.

Some are waking up. The Tea Parties demonstrate that.

But too many are ignorant. And apparently they’re ready to accept anything as long as it’s “free.”

After all: ignorance is bliss and free is good.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • libertytrain

    Excellent article – thanks.

    • http://same REX

      WAY TO GO . YOU DONT HEAR MUCH TRUTH THESE DAYS IN PRINT.

      • Lynn

        Umm yeah… and you don’t read much truth these days on TV either! lol

    • JeffH

      Thanks Bob Livingston. You it summed it up with:
      But too many are ignorant. And apparently they’re ready to accept anything as long as it’s “free.”
      After all: ignorance is bliss and free is good.
      This is what the sheeple are led to believe.

      • http://PersonalLiberty Andy

        I call them the DVD and Pizza people. That’s seems to be the extent of any concern for any thing.

        • refuse2lose

          You might want to include reality tv,starbucks and sex on demand.

    • Paul

      For many years now, I’ve been saying that the majority of people in this country are ignorant because of many reasons that are too numerous to list here.

      I firmly believe that only the educated classes should be allowed to vote. At least they will most likely make an informed decision, whether liberal or conservative, that’s not based on pop culture ideaology and fear-mongering tactics.

      • Helen

        And who will decide who’s educated enough?

        • JeffH

          …the ruling class, of course…silly!

        • Keith

          There should be a quick little “entrance” test before you can vote. There were a lot of people who voted last year that have never voted before and couldn’t name both presidential and vice presidential candidates. You should be able to prove that you know who your’e voting for and who you’re voting against.

          • JeffH

            Keith, sounds good in theory. The question is? Who will make the final determination. Who would be honest and who wouldn’t? We don’t know anymore do we?

          • Isirio Abelon

            Keith – in addition to your comment, these are the people who can not name the President and vice President whom they voted for, also are the followers of Al Gore who supported the Global Warning oh! I mean Climate change. Which one… Global warnings doesn’t work so they change to climate change. Duh. I agree with you. Adios.
            Abe

        • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/poll-shows-falling-support-for-gun-control-laws-says-ccrkba-19400778/#comment-37261 Mark West

          I agree WHO????? That is what is happening, The Rich Educated people are running the show, all have degrees from very high society schools. Who paid for these people goto school, America, you and I, while we uneducated hard working people were telling everyone what was happening, it was just the ramblings of a lunitic or an uneducated person. Have you ever heard of an educated idiot, lots of them out there, one in the White House.

        • Micen

          Test:
          1. US Citizen!
          2. Need help in reading English?
          3. No Zombies.

      • http://verizon.net gil

        who are the educatrd?

        • Micen

          You mean Edu-hated. Don’t you?

      • Bruce

        Dear Paul, You hit that nail on the head. I agree with you 100%.

    • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/poll-shows-falling-support-for-gun-control-laws-says-ccrkba-19400778/#comment-37261 Mark West

      While I am in agreement with 100% with the article, I had a chance to see and watch this happen over a period of my lifetime, calling it a dumbing down in the early 80′ s and mid to late 1970′s. Even then we were called phsyco’s and out of our mind, when we talked about trilatteral comission, C.F.R. and the builderburgs. How Jimmy Cater was a Communist. Now look at what you know and they are proud to admit they lied to us back then.
      Even though the people have some responsibility in this place we find ourselves in, we have to remember this was all a plan from a long time ago. parts of a puzzle coming together. Do you know the next steps anyone. I do.

      • Micen

        The dumbing down started in the 60′s.

        First it was the removal of acknowledging God in the classroom.

        Then, it was the installation of Federal support of the education system – the proverbial camel sticking it’s nose into the tent… eventually all of the camel is in the tent.

        President Lyndon Johnson with his “Great Society” can be credited with the beginning of education reduction.

        • denniso

          SIMPLISTIC and untrue…God is religion..the constitution says the gov’t cannot establish a religion..got it?? that’s actually simple.

          • kv108

            This Government has never established religion. However, religion has existed before governments, and THIS Government, Its Declaration of Independence, and Its Constitution were created by Christians, upon those principles morals. It is no coincidence that the systematic social evolution away from those same principles, which began in the 60′s, parallels the completely narcissistic, apathetic, self indulgent and self-destructive path this country has found itself on.

          • denniso

            WRONG KV..many of the ‘founders’ were Deists, not Christians…there’s a diff. Deists believe in some sort of god as a creator of the universe, not a Christian god. A nebulous,fuzzy god as creator has nothing to do w/ Christianity. Read up on it before you go off.

      • Wes

        Although I agree with MOST of the article and comments, one major point has been over looked:

        THE MAJORITY OF TODAYS TEACHERS, LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS, MID-LEVEL POLITICIANS, AND MOST OF THE REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS IN CONGRESS ATTENDED ” WOODSTOCK ” IN THE 60′S AND THEIR MENTALITY HAS NOT CHANGED. BACK THEN EVEN WHILE IN THEIR 20′S THEY STILL LIVED WITH AND WERE SUPPORTED BY THEIR ” PARENTS ” TODAY THE TAXPAYERS ARE THEIR NEW ” PARENTS ” AND THEY DEMAND, AND LIE THEIR WAY TO EVERYTHING THEY WANT INCLUDING RAISES IN THEIR ” ALLOWENCES ” EVERY YEAR.

        NOW TELL ME WHO IS ” IGNORANT ” AND WHO ARE JUST PLAIN ” STUPID ” WE JUST KEEP ON ELECTING THEM EVERY YEAR.

        THE ” VOTE ” IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON IN A ” FREE-WORLD ”
        IF YOU DON’T USE IT RESPONSIBLY … ” YOU LOSE IT ”
        AND THEY ARE MORE THAN ” HAPPY ” TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU !

        2010 and 2012 ………………. USE IT OR LOSE IT

        VOTE WITH YOUR ” BRAIN ” INSTEAD OF YOUR ” BIAS “

        • JeffH

          Wes, thanks for your comments. Spot on!

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Wes,

          You nailed it! Problem is those voting with their bias don’t even see it….so they keep perpetuating the cycle. Maybe the majority really are ticked off enough now to CHANGE the CHANGE!

          Thanks for your comments.

          Fed Up Gal

      • mark murphy

        yes I know the next step. Hilary clinton told the U.N. two days ago that the U.S. will cooperate fully with the world wide small arms (treaty). preaty much a gun confication ( treaty). what a crok. MY GOD what a deal, take away our only way to defend our selfs. then creat food shortages & the people will cheer in socalisam. Please slap the person next to you. make sure there awake.how do the Rockafellars stand them selfs.

  • Robin from Indiana

    Wow! Finally someone has the guts to write this! There are so few who tell it like it is. Yes, our problems are multiplying at a rate that is unbelievable! I should retire in about 10 years. It’s just not going to happen. This is the time in my life where we should be kicking back and thinking about our retirement plans. I am just hoping I can find work and that my current job doesn’t go away. America is a mess. And our current administration is not helping in any way. Our only salvation is God, going back to morals, having standards, and getting away from evil and decay around us.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      And what really sucks about this retirement thing, is all the thousands Ive put into social security, arent going to be there for my benefit when I need them in another 15 years. I feel like Ive been violated, what with having them continually dip into my paycheck, and give this to illegal aliens and who knows who, and that when Im ready for mine, its gone because they dont know how to manage things in our government. And to think there are people dumb enough out there that want to let them run our health care systems. God save us from the dumb folks out there.

      • JeffH

        My heart hurts for those that might not see a return for their investment. Another government mismanagement.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And they want to manage our health care. Imagine that. Even worse, there are some that want them to. Now that is just plain scary.

        • JeffH

          I’m just hopin’ it lasts through my lifetime.

          • http://www.easyinvest.co.za pete

            How long are you planning to be around Jeff – I don’t think we have much time left anyway – don’t you think these guys are actually dictators? We may be in serious trouble right now! Take care.

          • denniso

            PETE, who do you mean as dictators? Bush/Cheny? I imagine you’re referring to the illegal phone tapping, locking up citizens w/o any charges indefinitely, forcing libraries to hand over book lists of patrons,etc,etc. Your right Bush/Cheny were taking us down the path to dictatorship..luckily, the voters wised up and kicked out their party!

          • Jana

            denniso, grow up! You are living in the past. We now have a new Pres. who is worse than any we have ever had in our entire history.

      • hpinnc

        Beberroni, don’t worry about your SS that you have paid in.You must know Mr Obama is going to “re-distribute” the wealth.You will get your fair share.We have got to take some that money from the mean ole rich people,after all have any of them ever given you a job?You must trust your government.With the help of the Czars & Acorn everyone,including the illegal aliens, can fit under the umbrella,don’t you see,& please don’t call them illeagal aliens.You wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings would you? They are “un-documented citizens”.Honestly people,I agree with the article.I am a senior citizen.I remember when this was a great nation,but it has been taken over by a bunch of radical,liberal,Marxist,liberals.It started in our universities from professors that never worked in a factory or ran one or anything else that required you to make a profit so you could stay in business & hire people to work for you.Now we have raised a generation of young people who believe this crap,& they think the gov.is going to meet their every need.We have all this multi-culturism & cannot say anything that might “offend” some group of people.I say if you don’t like our country,our constitution,our God,our culture,& our flag then you don’t need to be here,go some place else.It is time that the really,true Americans come together to take this country back.You can rest assured I will do my part in 2010 & 2012.If everyone else that is fed up with the direction this country is going will help me,we will turn this country around.One thing we ought to DEMAND is TERM LIMITS on ALL politicians.There should be no such thing as a “career politician”.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And dont forget, they are insurgents, not terrorists. Dont want to make them feel bad you know.

          • John

            Yeah, lets play nicey nice with the terrorist we wouldn’t want to disrupt the progress that Obummer is making kissing their a.
            You know Fort Hood, of course that wasn’t an act of terror on his watch.

      • skipfoss

        We would have no worryabout social security or medicare running out of money if it wre put back like it was,when it was started SS was put into a fund a that was to be used for no other purpose but to see that the money taken from our checks was there to pay us back with,then some dumb ass dems found that there was a surplus build upso they passed a bill to allow them to use the money temporarily to helppull their ass’s out of trouble when they over spent but now they have illegaly used the fund on a perment basis ,.It is not legal for them to use money that is to be set aside for a specific purpose they are stealing from us. That is like borrowing money to build a house for some one then taking that money and buying your self a boat ,it is theft it’s called misapropreation of contract funds, if you or I did such a thing they would put us injail for ten to fifteen years or longer depending on how much we stole

        • DaveH

          I agree.

    • http://aim4clarence@yahoo.com Cllarence Smithson

      If any of the original inhabitants of this land were alive today I wonder what they would think about “Our only salvation is God, going back to morals, having standards, and getting away from evil and decay around us”.Is health care a right or a privilege? Who determines the cause and cure for the evil and decay around us?Who sets the standards for the rest of us? What part of the constitution should we get rid of since we discarded part of it in 1913? When will we erase the crimes perpetrated on America by the PATRIOT ACT, 9/11 and the past administration?

      Clarence

      • denniso

        Excellent comment!

  • Patrick Connally

    Well Done Bob!! Keep it going man.
    God Save U.S.
    PDC
    US Marine Retired

    • http://usmc.com Master Art

      Semper Fi

      Happy birth day marine

  • Bill

    Bob,
    Love your point of view…You are right on…ingnorance is not bliss its an epidemic!
    I feel bad correcting you…not that it matters…Steny is (sadly) from Maryland

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      You are correct. I will change it.
      Thanks, Bob

      • denniso

        BOB…I wonder if you have any concern for the violent tone and outright threats in the comments of many posters in the previous articles. Your site says to avoid name calling and foul words,which is rampant..what about implied threats of violence? Is that ok? I truly hope not.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Go away dude, you incite things. You and your blind cohorts are the instigators of this, then sit back and point your fingers and say “look what theyre doing”. Go back into the closet pal.

          • denniso

            Beberoni..I guess, like your buddies, you don’t actually read anything but what you write..these posts/blogs, for the past couple weeks, are filled w/ implied and overt threats of violence..not from me.

        • DaveH

          I wonder, Denniso, if we held you down and took your life savings would you smile and thank us?
          People have a right to be angry when they are being taken advantage of.
          When are you going to contribute something factual to this board instead of attacking the commentors personally?
          Actually, I like it when you make your comments, so that fence-straddlers can see what Liberals are all about.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            He revealed his true colors didnt he?

          • JeffH

            I’m thinkin’ it, but for my comrads sake I will be nice today. If the shoe fits, wear it!

          • denniso

            DaveH, unlike many of the greedier people here(you?), I kept money in cd’s, not the booming stock market. Our economy(capitalist)has ALWAYS gone through boom and busts..I detest the fat cats that caused the collapse and skated, but a lot of the problem was greed(capitalism)among millions of regular investors chasing the the holy grail of higher and higher returns. Shared responsibility.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Master Art,

            It’s okay….they’re young…and may not have (yet) had life experiences that could really demonstrate (to them) that conservative values are generally more genuine and in the long run more caring to others; teaching children (and unfortunately some adults) that hard work, personal accountability and responsibility is indeed a caring way to ensure they can take care of their needs and/or the needs of their families and not simply take an easier way out by expecting others to provide for every single “want”.

            Maybe when they truly get into the workforce and are FORCED to give their own hard earned money (via TAXES or government FINES) to support just about anyone’s emotionally frivolous cause….hopefully, they will then recall what you’ve taught them.

            You did your best; they will likely recall most of it and incorporate those values in their own adult lives. The down or upside, depending on how one looks at it…is they will likely experience similar trials with their own children….LoL.

            Fed Up Gal

          • DaveH

            Denniso,
            Hope you keep your money in CDs.

        • 1Los

          IGNORANCE SADLY INCLUDES THAT OUR OWN CHILDREN DO NOT DEVELOP THE GOOD COMMON SENSE TO LISTEN TO THOSE WHO ARE MORE EXPERIENCED, OLDER, AND HAVE A LOT THAT WOULD BENEFIT TO SHARE WITH THEM. THAT IS THE LAST 45 YEARS OF SOCIAL LEGALISM FAVORING STRETCHING CONDOMS OVER CUCUMBERS OVER A SOUND EDUCATION INCLUDING RESPECT TOWARD ELDERS – I HAD SOME STUDENTS TELL ME “MR R WE DONT LISTEN TO ADULTS” NOT REALIZING THAT THEY WERE NOT CHILDREN THEMSELVES ANYMORE _ I TEACH COLLEGE LEVEL!!
          THOSE IN ACADEME AND GOVERNMENT ARE SIMPLY PEOPLE – AND FAILURES AT THAT – WE DO NOT LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY NO! NOT WHEN AN ENTIRE NATION AND ITS PEOPLES ARE AT STAKE. WE HAVE RIGHTS AND WE ARE IGNORANT TO WHAT THOSE ARE TOO! TOSS THESE POLITICIANS OUT!! IS ONE OF THEM.

          • MW

            What really concerns me is the demise of classical education. I attended a Catholic high school over 40+ years ago. I took Latin, the history of Western Civilization, civics (not this idiotic subject nka social studies!) theology, introductory philosophy, ethics along with 4 years of English (both composition & literature) 3 years of mathematics & biology, chemistry & physics. I also learned how to type & took mechanical drawing. Plus health & physical education for all 4 years. If time had permitted, I could have taken music, drama & applied arts including painting & ceramics. Since the school was ethnically diverse, there was no need for this multi-culturalism nonsense. You can bet there were no slurs from any student in this category. Discipline was tough & if you didn’t like it then leave.
            You could be expelled for a variety of reasons including, reckless driving, vulgarity & even a visit to juvenile court depending on the circumstances. Schools like this today are far & few between. But one thing is for sure, I did learn a lot, even though I was never an honor student. Can the same be said for the students of today?

          • http://usmc.com Master Art

            I raised two children as conservative throughout High School
            They choose to attend University of Oregon and they are now turned into liberal. I’m very disappointed .

          • denniso

            Master Art..don’t be sad..’good’education tends to make people more tolerant and have a broader view of the world. It’s kind of like growing up and becoming an adult and seeing that the world is much more complex than we thought so that simplistic solutions don’t work. You could accept your kids and congratulate them on learning to think rather than just reacting.

        • Willyg

          Have you ever been to “The Daily Kost”? Believe me this is very nice and considerate. On those liberal sites they call for people to be inflicted with disease and die!

          • Phyllis

            Willyg, I know what you are saying about DailyKos, Media Matters, Crooks & Liars, HuffPo, etc.
            When I started going to those sites (I was given a laptop when I was forced to retire because of health issues)I had no idea what to expect since I was very new to the computer world. It blew me away and when I thought I could have a constructive debate (no swearing, name calling, etc.) I WAS BANNED!!
            It is refreshing to come to this site and see different opinions and info and usually without the ugly banter found on the left leaning sites.

        • Jana

          denniso you don’t sound very smart. You sound like an idiot. Probably one of those not qualified to vote.

          • denniso

            Geez..that’s tough..at least you’re reading though.

      • JeffH

        Bob, I was raised in the 50′s-60′s era and still remember the how important the history lessons were to us. Not only history but the three r’s. As I interact with my friends kids, my nephews and nieces and their friends I often speak to them about how much simplar and uncomplicated live seemed back then compared to today. They often enjoy the conversations, asking questions ant seemingly trying to understand. My generation is the most responsible for these changes in our society. e put our kids on hold while we went to work to have “the two cars, chicken in the pot and the house with the white picket fence”. It was the American dream. Even the wives started to work, leaving the kids to cook and clean for them and fend for themselves under the care of either the babysitter or themselves. We didn’t have time anymore, “we had to keep up with the Joneses”.
        That was the start of “government dependency”. Unhappy husbands and wives were earning enough to support themselves, divorce became a regular thing. But we needed direction for our kids because there just wasn’t enough time in the day for us to “do it all”. We would say ” quit complaining, you have a warm bed and food in the fridge and your friends practicaly live here with the video games, cell phones and computers’.
        We have even lost the right to spank our own kids when they get out of line. I got my fair share from the leather and wood and I am better for it and hold no grudges. My folks were right, and because they looked out for my well being, I am better for it.
        They never depended on anyone else to raise their four boys.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I hear that brother. And I would add, when I acted up at school, they took me into the pricipals office, where I received a whack, which taught me not to act up in school. But, they called home, and when I got home, I got it again, because Mom and Dad wanted the best for me. I thank them to this day for teaching me right from wrong. Unfortunately, with the schools way off course, the parents are failing also. Instead of instructing their kid to straighten up and listen to what his teachers tell him, they would want to sue the school if their spoiled little child were disciplined. You and I both know, it needs to start in the house, and its not happening. Parents are failing miserable. Too busy for the kids. And I found out was busy means. B=Being U=Under S=Satan’s Y=Yoke

          • JeffH

            …and every morning we were standing with hand over heart reciting “The Pledge of Allegiance”. Nobody complained then.

          • DaveH

            I’m not a real big ‘pledge of allegiance’ fan. I believe that pledging to a flag is akin to ‘heil hitler’. The leaders prefer that we be mindless followers as citizens. But on the other hand, it was no big deal to ignore it. It wasn’t like they strapped me down and made me recite the pledge when I was young. I just think that we have much more important issues to deal with.

          • denniso

            I agree w/ DaveH on the pledge to a flag…But your right wing friends are’nt going to be happy w/ your position..they’re the ones forcing it on little kids.At best,it’s mindless..at worst it’s brainwashing people too young to be able to think.

          • libertytrain

            Fed Up Gal in NM – each, of us, is in our own respective area of the country that heavily engage in the “artsy fartsy” stuff – so just start – start thinking of what you really enjoy in the art realm and have at it. I’ll help you anyway I can – however, I do art, don’t teach art – have done it when forced by some community group or college but I don’t care for the whole teaching environment – but like I said am here if you need any advice based on what I have learned through my experiences…always enjoy your comments.

        • http://BenLomand Cooter

          I too came from that era. And it was so much better than now. If a young man had a rifle in his truck, he carried it in the gunrack over the back window. But it would never cross his mind to point it at another person. You knew better. The kids dressed for school much like they dressed for church. In clothes that were neat, clean and was modest for them to wear. That was an age when a young man was proud when he had the oppertunity to hold a girls hand. He didn’t use that time to try to hold on to his pants to keep them from falling down. He walked up to the door and met the girls family. He would not have driven up and tooted the horn, or there would have been no date. He opened the door for her. Young people knew the proper titles, “Mr.” and “Mrs.,” or “Sir” and “Mam” Not “Hey Dude,” or “Yo” I don’t think there was any child at that time stupid enough to tell an adult to “talk to the hand!”
          I haven’t been in school for 40 years, but I remember the day the schools were segragated in our town. Probably every child in the city was told to be on their best behavior. I personally, was scared to death! And most of the other kids were too. It didn’t matter about your race; this was a new experience for all of us. But there was not one single problem, not only that day but the rest of my school years, between the Afro-Americans and the Whites. We became friends. And there was noone sued because they said a racial slur. I am aware that there were problems in some places. But there wasn’t in our town.
          Something else I like about that era; if two boys got into a fist fight at school, most likely they became best friends when it was over. But if they got caught, they got a paddling from the principal and that was the end of it. They didn’t have to be expelled for a number of days because spankings are not allowed. And there was no, No Tollerance policy. (They should have been so lucky.) They had to stay in school and study and learn.
          Kids also had little privacy at that time. Parents were allowed in a childs bedroom, and if they suspected contraban or other unallowed items, they could search every corner and every crevice of that room. You didn’t hide things in your room. At least not from your parents.
          At that time a parent, teacher or other adult, could give a child a proper hug and it wasn’t questioned as molestation. Though those things happened then, too, people knew what was acceptable. Now, they don’t know. So every touch, every look, every comment has to be questioned, discected, and pulverized to see what the intent Might be. And that in my thinking, shows ignorance!
          Every comment now is going to offend someone, if they want to be offended. I get so tired of hearing some official, minister, ball player, or whomever having to give a public apology because of a comment. Yes, there are some comments that should not be said. Even if it is heart-felt. But many of those comments are really just said in a joking manner and should be taken no more serious than a Jeff Foxworthy joke!
          That was a time you could sit on the front porch and relax in the afternoon, and you didn’t have to worry about a drive-by shooting. Your child was more important than your dog or cat. And you knew your neighbors. You helped each other when there was a need.
          Young ladies would have been embarrassed to dress in the clothing the girls wear today. They were taught that it was more intreguing to cover up the flaws, rather than exposing them and leaving nothing to the imagination.
          You learned that religion and politics were two subjects not to discuss with just anyone. They were serious subjects. Your party was the right one and you knew why you were voting for that particular politician. And they didn’t need ABC to inform us of who was running for office. Word of mouth went a long way.
          The saddest part of all is that even though we’ve allowed the wrong people to lead our country, we are still sitting here, letting them do whatever they want, and we’re doing nothing about it. That’s not just ignorant. That’s stupid!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Very, very well said. Oh if we could only go back to those days of innocence, when a handshake completed the deal, where you could take a man at his word. Where bad was bad, and somehow now they think bad is good. Where people knew how to properly wear a hat on their head, and how to size pants to fit them, or wear a belt if they were too big. You know, where one pair of underwear at a time was enough to wear. Where people smiled at people, instead of putting on their meanest face and try to intimidate others. How did we spiral backwards into this hip hop world of force and hate and not dressing right and speaking gibberish like its cool? It used to be that youth wanted to get educated and become responsible adults and make something of themselves. Now they emulate the lowest common denominator, the gangster rapper, who cant even speak english properly, cant dress right, and doesnt even know how to put his hat on straight and to curl the bill round. They wear it flat like a dork. Heck man, why not just stick some duct tape on your glasses right between your eyes also to complete the look. I just dont know or understand how we regressed to trying to be like the least desireable aspect of society in our youth. Why?

          • libertytrain

            Cooter – nice comment – makes you wonder how things got so lost – and why – Perhaps if we could just adjust some of what occurred in the 60′s and 70′s -

          • CindyL

            Berberoni, Don’t you think the country got off track during the Viet Nam war? Lots of anger towards our returning Vets. It was horrible. My sister told us that she had to take our brother through an angry mob to get him a flight out. People were spitting on him. Lots of misdirected anger. Also the civil rights act was passed during that time. Assassinations of many………Kent State……college kids getting deferments, poor kids running to Canada to hide. Really rough time.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Yes Cindy, that was sad the way our Vietnam vets were treated when they returned, and their fellow vets like John Kerry continue to throw them under the bus. This is where I believe the liberal left was formed, out of these losers that turned on their own people, who had to go fight a war they didnt want to fight, but did it because their country told them to, and their own country deserted them. This is where this left wing radical liberalism started, from all these dope heads thinking they were making a difference weakening our country and causing division with their actions. They are still a devisive bunch today, as all they do is seek to divide this country.

          • JeffH

            Has anyone ever noticed that the biggest complainers at a workplace are those unmotivated “I’ll only do what I have to do to keep my job and not a bit more because this company owes me and knows I make them money” skaters. I learned at a very early age that I would go nowhere without some effort and for the most part, I was correct. Not every job or boss is perfect, but if you don’t make the effort, how will you know you can’t be successful. Remember, success isn’t always measured by how much money you make. Nobody said life was fair, but if you never try, you just might miss out.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH – excellent comment – and so true – usual the biggest complainers are the ones who are still waiting for someone to help them up the first rung of the proverbial ladder – and you’re right success isn’t always measured by money – I’ve always disliked the work environment – too much whining. So I became an artist instead – love my environment. And I’m my boss and I’m a little tough on me. But I don’t whine or complain about it.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Cooter/Jeff H / Liberty / Bebe,

            Yes..Yes..Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not sure I can add anything to improve on your comments here……Very Well Said!

            Liberty – Just wondering……will you be teaching art classes in the near future? I might need a new career if I do retire sooner than later….LoL!

            Fed Up Gal

          • denniso

            CindyL your right..the vietnam war tore the country apart..another utterly misguided war w/ tragic consequences for everyone and the country itself..The repubs still blame the Dems ‘for losing the war’, like we should have stayed another 10 yrs.

        • JeffH

          Thanks people. I know live in an ultra conservative, even for me, area of central California where guns are Ok and neighbors wave as they drive by. We gather in a neighbor’s garage for a beer, water or soda almost every evening and anyone is invited as the door is always open. Young and old, we talk about hot rods, racing, sports, food, politics, what is happening to America, and what we did as kids growing up. There are the self-employed, veterans, retirees like myself, cops, truck drivers, a waiter and a postman. Hunting and fishing stories, any lie we can make up and many more truths. Fortunately, the lefty libs don’t live in my neighborhood, but if they did, they are welcome to join us as long as they can put up with some gun cleaning, government talk or just plain showing off of something new.
          Ahhh, those best days are behind us and just the good memories survived

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Sweet. Sounds good Jeff.

          • Jana

            Wow Jeff, the dream for most of us. My neighborhood is not quite that friendly, but we all know each other, yell out hi and wave when we see each other and occasionally have neighborly chats. They are sure good people around here.

      • MW

        Bob: The word slanderous comment should be replaced with libelous!
        Slander refers to oral or vocal; libelous in the legal sense refers to
        written or published which is what this web site is all about.
        MW

  • Gus

    I have been saying this for years! America is leaning left because of a 1-2 punch from the US educational system and the main stream media.

    This article should be on PAGE 1 of every paper in the country.

    Gus

    • No Misses

      You are “RIGHT-ON”…..with one small exception! I honestly don’t buy your opinion that the U.S. is leaning “left”! The majority of our fellow citizens are, in fact, leaning more “right”! I can’t prove this….yet! But, wait another year and I’m certain that we will see our once-stupid-and-ignorant-fellow-citizens, COME TO LIFE! I feel this in my heart. It is my opinion that GOD has sent a great “stupor” over many of our fellow citizens. That “stupor” is what helped to elect Mr. Obamma. We have now seen what the non-Christians can, and will do, to our once Christian society. Maybe we should ALL pray every day for God to lift that “stupor” even more from the ignorant, classless, murderous, and extremely wrong-minded, leftists!

      Of course……that’s only my opinion!

      • Maryland Mom

        Thank you GOD for bringing Mr. Obama to save us from the evil right-extremists! It is God’s will the we elected President Obama, so if you are against Obama then you are against GOD!

        • No Misses

          Considering where you are from…I’m going to ignore your false-hood! My ol’ pappy always told me to ignore ignorance!

          • Maryland Mom

            Hope you enjoyed that big slice of sarcasm…. too smart for your own good….yeah, keep telling yourself that (word removed for offensive content)…

        • Maryland Dad

          Maam, I don’t know what part of Maryland you’re in but, Southern Maryland didn’t vote for your President.

          • Maryland Mom

            He’s your President too! You just can’t stand being demoted to equal can you?! Save your (Word removed for offensive content)for the next Klan rally AKA Tea Party ha!

          • Maryland Mom

            Let me guess what part you are from…. (Words removed for offensive content)

          • Robert

            Maryland Dad. Maryland Mom can’t really be from Maryland. Her vocabulary is not what the great citizens of Maryland use to express themselves. And she’s deinitely not from Brooklyn. Everyone there is either a priest, altar boy or entering the nunhood. Let’s leave Maryland Mom to her teaching our youngsters about virtue and morality. She is an edumocator you know. PHD and more. A real spark plug when it comes to expressing herself in a “I wish I could master the English Language so effectively” type of way. I feel so dumb when she opines.

          • libertytrain

            Robert – I believe she claimed MD – but perhaps she was mistaken.

        • Bamber2116

          God told me Obama don’t go to Church

          • egw

            Jermiah Wrights Church, then he said not to long ago that America is no longer a christian nation but more of a muslim nation. I know their are ignorant people but there is a lot of just plain stupid people.

        • s c

          I’m curious, MM. Are you talking about the same God you and your ilk demanded that America toss out of our schools? You seem to find it convenient to praise God in one breath – and then turn your back on Him whenever it’s politically convenient (aka ‘pc’). Do you consider yourself a typical product of public education?
          If this is so, then it’s high time for you to re-educate yourself. Just because you scraped through the first time doesn’t mean you can’t do better this time. You owe it to yourself to be all you can be, and you are old enough that you shouldn’t have to be told there are NO gods in Washington
          (especially in congress or the white house).
          It takes no talent to be pc victim. It takes time and a degree of character to recognize and despise pc, and then rise above it. Good luck.

          • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

            We don’t have prayer in schools today because of one cranky, mean-spirited old bat named Madaline Murray O’Hare. She was an athiest who had the time and money to take it to the Supreme Court, and she alone forced them to remove prayer from our schools. And you know what happened to her? She and her entire family were kidnapped, murdered and buried in the desert by some psycho she hired. It took the Feds years to find the bones. That sure looks like Divine Retribution to me.

        • Fast Freddy

          Ha,ha Maryland Mom, I’m sure that your comments equating Obama with God were written tongue-in-cheek. I see the dark humor intended,[at least I hope that's the case.] Obama certainly is a false Christian, if he serves a god at all it may very well be the god of the underworld.[Pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, I am sure that those are “qualities” that he shares with Lucifer.

          • denniso

            Don’t you know by now?? the vast majority of Christians are htpocrites,as w/ most other religions. How did a supposedly Christian country go to war on false pretenses and murder 100,000 or more innocent babies and old women and kids and old men? Jesus and the Christian bible say not to kill and for the rich to give their $$ away..does that sound like most Christians or our greedy country?? I’m glad though, that there are good Christians, just not most of them. Most are in it for their own selfishness.

        • JeffH

          Essentually, you are saying that Obama is GOD. That is a new twist.

          • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

            Hmm! Obama as God?! Sounds more like the Anti-Christ: one who CLAIMS to be God, but is actually just the opposite.

            “…And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning [Aramaic: "Baraq" or "Barak"] fall from heaven [Aramaic: "Bama"].” – Luke 10:18

            Perhaps, you are onto something, here…

        • Bob

          It is true that God elects the people to office that he needs at the time. Did it ever occur to you that God is using Obama to judge this country for its ignorance and Immorality.

          • Wayne Keel – V Vet

            God is the “coolest”, still with a “good sense of humor”! Gave us all a hilarious clue to the puzzle with Obama and the mentality of his liberal following. They’re like zombies walking into a fire!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            And he also gives us bad leaders that do bad things, just to give us a wake up call. I think America is waking up, and there will be a giant change in 2010 and 2012. Count on it.

          • Robert

            It’s a sin to use God’s name in vain. Ask Obama. He and the Reverand Wrong know the 10 commandment real well.

          • denniso

            If there is a god, do you actually think she would care who is elected to office in our country?? It’s a delusion to think that our country is so special that a god cares about us as a country..How provincial. Does your god concern herself w/ other countries?

        • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Carolyn

          Maryland Mom, you need great amounts of help… I am truly sorry you have been caught by the spewed crap out of mouths of liberal idiots…
          One must study, learn what this great country is all about..God did not send this man, you ignorant ppl fell hook line and sinker..You elected this great liar and his powers from behind…
          God help us all from the ignorant and uneducated.
          God Bless our Country and help us to overcome this great evil.

          • Maryland Mom

            Thank you grandwizard carolyn, bet that gets ‘em all fired up at the K Rally, huh? Nice language BYW…

          • Robert

            Carolyn. Don’t you know that God told us to be kind to children and dumb animals. I think Maryland Mom was also mentioned in that passage. I could be wrong though.

          • JeffH

            Robert, you confused me. Which is she, a child or a dumb animal?

          • denniso

            Carolyn..there is no god blessing our country..if there were, why has it been screwed up since it’s founding? some blessing!!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          You are so misled lady, so misled. Get one thing straight. Obama isnt in control, Bush isnt in control, God is in control, and he doesnt play politics or get involved in political correctness. No, He will meet out justice to us all equally according to what we have done. So I really wouldnt want to be in the shoes of those who empower folks to kill innocent babies in their mothers wombs, or those who seek to elevate the gay lifestyle and shove it down everyones throat to make us think for a minute it isnt perverted behavior. Nope, Im glad I for one wont have to answer to Him for that. Will you?

        • Retired Military Couple

          Are you kidding Maryland Mom? You are only a human being and have no right to speak for God!!!!!! It is ignorant people like you who use foolish statements like that because you don’t know enough to speak with facts and figures. I suggest that you read more on what is really happening before you start showing your ignorance.

          • JeffH

            Retired Military Couple , good to have you back. Ignore it. MM’s only reason for being here is to disrupt peoples comments.

          • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

            Actually, there IS a type of person, who IS authorized to “speak for God”: scripturally, this person is known as a Prophet.

            “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7.

            I am NOT saying that the person in question is truly a Prophet: I am merely saying that there actually IS a type of “mere mortal” who IS authorized to “speak for God”, but the scriptural requirements for a person to have such an authorization are indeed STEEP! I only know of 15 presently living persons who scripturally qualify…

          • denniso

            Retired..MM has no right to speak for god because she’s only a human? Who does have a right? Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson,Oral Roberts, the pope??..aren’t they human??
            JeffH…you say that to anyone who you don’t agree with..or you call them names.

        • Wayne Keel – V Vet

          Are you any kin to Marilyn Manson? Isn’t there like 47 levels of demons under your God?

          • jbram

            yeah keel, but he is only aware of 15.

        • John

          Wow MM you are out there.
          How do you know what God’s will is?
          Obama is more of an Anti-Christ than Godly.
          Remember his stand on abortions? He also stated that this country does NOT consider itself to be Christian. Well he can speak for himself. Lately he told his staff that is in charge of decorating the White House Christmas Tree not to make “Christmas” ornaments and such, but to make “Holiday” ornaments. Your President and unfortunately mine, is as about as Christian as Ahmadinejad and the creeps that he surrounds himself with in the White House.

        • MamaMia in Mo

          Surely you jest, mam….Your comment has me rolling in the floor..

        • Jana

          Wow Maryland mom, and you really know how to represent God don’t you?? They even had to remove some of your words.
          Yes, God allowed this country to have such a person as BO who hates the United States of America and surrounds himself with like kind. God allowed it because it was what we deserved because we have been backing away from God as a nation. It is time for us to wake up.

      • DaveH
        • JeffH

          Always a good referance.

        • MamaMia in Mo

          Thanks for the link, Dave, much appreciated. Haven’t a clue how I found you guys today, but glad I did. For the most part, I am in total agreement with all of you. And, the other few…their posts are comical and tragic. Tragic because their way of thinking is what is wrong with our country. I wonder just what it would take to change their point of view..lose their job? Their home or business? Savings, maybe?
          I do NOT understand the liberal mindset .. do you?

          • DaveH

            I think so. It is easier for them to blame others for their lack of success. Their major problems stem from confusing their fantasy worlds with reality. According to Liberals if someone is rich, they were lucky or crooked. It’s easier for them that way. The other possibility – that the rich worked hard, took calculated risks, and sacrificed is not want the Liberals want to hear. To admit that is like looking in a mirror and accepting the responsibility for their own failures.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Unfortunately, you are correct. The libs are indoctrinating our children to strive for mediocrity, as there are no longer rewards for excelling, but rewards for failure. Kids arent dumb, they see this, and play the game accordingly. If they arent going to be rewarded for working hard, then they arent going to do it. Just like colleges forcing students to read the Koran and teaching tolerance for those who want us dead. What are they thinking? Unbelievable.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        Let me see if I understand this right…

        We should not tolerate other cultures and religions because a whole race of millions of muslims want us dead?

        Wow….

        All of them or just some?

        I’ll just have to quote captain kirk in star trek 4 where they visit 20th century earth.

        “I want you to use extreme caution, we’re dealing with a very primitive and paranoid culture here.”

        You can change, you know…

        • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

          Have you ever read Sura 9 in the Qur’an? Until you do, please refrain from commenting upon “peaceful” Islam!

          Paranoid? A wise man once said that, “You are NOT paranoid if people really ARE out to get you!” ;)

          Considering what the present, Constitutionally illegal, Administration is doing, the REAL question is NOT whether or not the American People are paranoid, it is whether or not they are paranoid ENOUGH! :(

          In case you haven’t heard, we presently have a “usurper” POTUS who was born in Mombasa, Kenya (the U.S. Constitution requires the POTUS be “natural born”: Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 5) according to his African relatives, who were there at the time. His birth in Kenya, a British Crown Colony at the time, would make him a “natural born” BRITISH Subject. Then, he was, as a child, “naturalized” as a citizen of Indonesia by his stepfather, Lolo Suetoro, and even writes of having traveled to Pakistan on his Indonesian Passport when he was 19! In order to even be eligible to hold the office of Illinois State Senator, or U.S. Senator, or even to VOTE, he would need to have been “naturalized” as a United States Citizen! Such “naturalization” would NOT make him eligible, under the Constitution, to hold the office of POTUS. There is even a question (considering that the Constitutional Oath of Office was “fumbled” during the Inauguration, then “retaken” the following day, WITHOUT A BIBLE EVEN BEING PRESENT!) if the “swearing in” was legal! :(

          • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

            Sorry jim, I can’t understand why you guys keep bashing barack. He’s such a gentleman about it too. All I can say to that is it takes a hell of a man to represent the public and not get hostile when people make up lies about him.

          • Michael J.

            Your right Bruce, it takes a hell of a man to represent the public and not get mad about it when people call him a liar. Just ask George W. Bush.
            Hope you can swim, otherwise you may soon drown in the water that Obama walks on.

          • denniso

            ONCE AGAIN…Bush/Cheny got a free pass for most of the 1st term, from the media and most Dems…As his screwups mounted and people realized that he was basically an idiot warmonger who thought Jesus told him to invade a country and murder children and other innocents and let Cheny run most things, the media and most people started resisting. Too late, unfortunately.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Tolerated, and giving special rights above and beyond all others is what is wrong. There are colleges, North Carolina being one, where people were denied having a Bible study on campus, saying it would be offensive to some if they allowed it, yet as part of their curriculum they are forcing students to read the Koran as part of their tolerance thing. You dont see a problem with this? Sorry but I do, especially when the whole basis of their religion is to kill me because I dont think like they do. And your on their list to, unless your one of them. All others are considered infidels and need to be put to death. You want me to tolerate this? No No No pal, sorry, homey dont play that.

          • John

            Bruce excuse me for saying this but are you people really that stupid???
            Tolerant???
            He doesn’t appear to be very tolerant towards Americans that don’t agree with his views. For example, the tea-partiers and now Fox News, too name a few.
            He refuses to take a stand against North Korea, Iran, and Radical Islamist Extremist but he’ll take a stand against the American People.

          • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

            “Sorry but I do, especially when the whole basis of their religion is to kill me because I dont think like they do. And your on their list to, unless your one of them.”

            Yes, how many more times does the sensible non-paranoid person have to point out? The extremists you’re refering to are not muslims. They are radical muslims and they make up a ridiculously small percentage of the religion.

            If you wanna hide in your cave, watch fox news to amplify your paranoia, go at it man. Reality has shown that you folks are very, very impressionable to the fear mongers over at idiot central, FNC. You parrot them down to the exact word, you make the same argument they do and repeat acting like an ass. While you were all ranting about illegal immigrants covered by the health bill, everyone else just read it and knew that the bill specifically stated that unlawful immigrants would not be covered.

            Sorry man, you guys can only cry wolf so many times before you lose complete credibility with independents, let alone anyone.

            I have a hunch that a good majority of you just like being cooped up, frightened and miserable. You can change that you know. The founding fathers didn’t act like that btw.

          • JeffH

            Sorry BA, what you call paranoid and frieghtened is just those that that understand what “snake oil” this creep is selling. Yes, the terrorists we are fighting are “muslim extremists”, but they are still muslims. I don’t think anyone believes that all muslims are out to kill us. Under the present circumstances, you certainly can’t blame people for their scrutiny of muslims either. You call us right wing extremists, but we are still Americans and we ain’t out to kill nobody, we are just “keeping some powder dry”.

          • DaveH

            Bruce,
            Why do you Liberals always need to stoop to name-calling and ridicule to those you don’t agree with?
            It is a fact that if someone wants to know what’s going on in the country, they have to watch Foxnews because the sycophantic MSM shys away from anything that isn’t fawning over Obama.
            As far as muslims go, here is a list of Muslim Majority countries. Do a search on “religious tolerance + ‘country’” for each of these countries and see how many are tolerant of other religions in their countries.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_majority_countries

          • denniso

            DaveH…not worthy of a response. But look back and see the many names you and the others have called Obama,Pelosi,Frank,etc. You’re trying to flip reality..people see it.

          • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

            The real question is why the hell does he feel O.K. with himself for “flipping it”

            Don’t you have any shame? I ask again and again. What the hell is the matter with these people? I TOTALLY know where star trek writers got the inspiration to create the ferengi now.

          • DaveH

            More personal attacks from the board Liberals. Keep commenting Liberals. I can’t undermine you nearly as well as you undermine yourselves.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Capt Kirk,

            Please “BEAM” Bruce Up…..Now!!!!!

            Fed Up Gal

        • John

          Bruce the answer to your questions are NO.
          Again you’ve demonstrated your ignorance. You people don’t get the point.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Guys like Bruce can rant and rave, but their opinions are just that, opinions, and they dont hold much water when the facts are slapped down on them, it shows their opinions to be deeply flawed once the facts are presented about the opinions they spew out.

      • MamaMia in Mo

        The libs are indoctrinating our children to strive for mediocrity, as there are no longer rewards for excelling, but rewards for failure. Kids arent dumb, they see this, and play the game accordingly. If they arent going to be rewarded for working hard, then they arent going to do it. Just like colleges forcing students to read the Koran and teaching tolerance for those who want us dead. What are they thinking?
        ——-
        The majority of college professors are commies teaching their messed-up way of thinking to our children. This is why our kids leave college full-fledged libs, educated and all screwed up in the noggin. Hubby and I worked our tushes off to put our four kids and one Grandchild we raised through college. Thankfully, their Christian foundation was stronger than the brainwashing the commie profs were cramming down their throats and today, our children are law-abiding, upstanding citizens of the community.

        Communism MUST be stopped in this country! Those of you who are older surely remember the Russian ruler back in the 60s who said they’d overtake our nation without ever firing a shot. Well, I never thought I’d live to see what is happening today..

        Sadly, there are many libs too ignorant to know what they’re following.

        • DaveH

          Years ago I read a story about a reporter who was interviewing a Cuban official. The Cuban was complaining about the oppressed American worker and the reporter reminded him that our low paid workers made more than their high paid workers. The Cuban said, that is beside the point, because the American worker has to endure the rich people running around flaunting their wealth.
          What would we do without the politics of envy?

  • PATRICK RIDGE

    A very good article but let’s not forget America was in very big mess before Obama ever took charge.

    • s c

      Patrick, let us not forget that comrade obama has made life in America W O R S E. You forgot to throw in that half-baked, obligatory, perfunctory, chiseled-in-granite “bush did this, bush did that’ CRAP.
      The thrust of the article is IGNORANCE. Read it again, please.
      No gold stars for you.

      • Maryland Mom

        YOUR king of ignorance has gone to lick his self-inflicted wounds in (Word Removed for Offensive content)!

        • JeffH

          Maryland Mom, Do you use your “potty mouth” around your children?

          • Maryland Mom

            the offensive word that got bleeped was Texas… what do you make of that? Oooo you said potty…. grow up, you see what people want you to see nothing more.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH – having read these posts these last few weeks. I would imagine the word was something a little more extensive. I may be “uneducated” per her comment and by my own admission just an artist and you know how artists are — sometimes they tend to be the intuitive type.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I got 10 to 1 says they think mother is half of a word.

          • JeffH

            I tend to agree.

          • John

            JeffH, that’s typical of those people. It’s idiots like MM that are ruining this great country.

          • denniso

            John..you’re outnumbered guy!! your fringe group is maybe 15% of the country,luckily…we educated ‘elites’ are about 30%. Give it up or go hide. It’s up to the smart people(sorry you’re not included) to fix the Bush/Cheny disaster. Get out of the way.

          • DaveH

            Denniso,
            Educated Elites? That’s funny, I don’t see you say much of anything that is educated. Almost every comment is a personal attack. You are just a typical Liberal Lowlife.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          He has no wounds to lick. He stood tall under the fire, and like a man stood up to these terrorists that kept punching us in the nose, ala Bill Clinton for 8 years. Instead of reaching for another cigar, Bush stood up like a man and said enough is enough. And God bless him for it. Ive been save, and still am, until these do nothings that are in there now, fall asleep at the switch again, while they are concentrating on bamboozling America so they can get rich. George Bush stands tall on high above anything this muslim Barack Obama has done. Even the dems are turning on him lady. Get over it.

          • JeffH

            Right Berboni. Of all the things I didn’t like about GW, I was grateful that he kept this country safe.

          • denniso

            Surely you jest!! almost 3,000 killed in 9/11…more than 5,000 killed in the two wars and 100,000 +/- maimed and traumatized,and they’re not over yet. Maybe you don’t do math JeffH, but could someone help you w/ the numbers? In case you can’t figure it out, Bush/Cheny killed and maimed many more than died in the attacks. Simple math.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            To denniso, you want to bring up numbers of deaths over there. Well, it seems we are getting these days now, where more are killed in a day than ever before. But wait, Obama is at the helm, but you dont want to take responsibility for that. And these figures will rise, because instead of staying the course to win this thing, your boys are looking for the quickest way to cut and run, and avoid the responsibility of leaving it stabil. But then again, if we run now, and it gets taken over right away, the left can once again (still) point their little fingers and blame Bush. I think that is their plan, and frankly, it seems to be the only plan they have made in this last year.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Right. Keep telling yourself that as you hide from the truth. You really believe the national news, dont you?

      • Maryland Mom

        And you depend on Rush to do your “thinking”…

        • Thurman Marcum

          Mary,

          Why bring that fat ass Rush Limbaugh into this.I have enough of him on television and from that conserative brother of mine.

          • JeffH

            Thurm buddy, don’t you have a picture of Palin in tight pants you need to critique? Tell me about the pedophiles you know of again. I for got the story. How about the sicko Jimmy Swaggert?

            I’m just funnin ya cause you do this stuff once in awhile.

          • Wayne Keel – V Vet

            Your brother is the “coolest”, next to God!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          No, I depend on him to report the truth about things, as you will not get the truth from the left wing liberal propaganda machines of ABC,CBS,NBC, CNN and MSNBC. Nope, if I care to hear the truth, I tune into Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity. Thats it.

          • Lynn

            LOL… good one!

    • DaveH

      SC, Beberoni, easy guys. Government has been growing rapidly since Reagan’s term was over. We really don’t know that Patrick doesn’t agree that Obama is bringing that growth to a head.

      • denniso

        for the correction,but your god Reagan grew gov’t.

        • denniso

          Sorry for the correction, but your god Reagan grew gov’t.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Dont think so. Liar.

    • jomama

      To Bruce Allen – You say lies about Obama?? WTF?? How about HIM lying to all the American people?? Does that make him a gentleman?? How about the “amnesty” he will be shoving down our American throats?? How about the crappy hospital care we will all recieve when it’s all said & done?? How about our fearless leader REFUSING to show a birth certificate?? Don’t you want to know?? Or are you under the guise that he is telling the truth about ANYTHING?? He may be a gentleman – but so far I don’t think he’s told us any truth except his name. You keep believing that he is the messiah……………you’ll see he’s NOT all that!! WTF???

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Im thinking maybe Bruce is his brother, and he has to stick with him whether right or wrong. That is part of the problems we are facing today. Some folks make color tighter than the truth, and that is wrong.

      • DaveH

        Jomama,
        Go easy on Bruce. He doesn’t watch Foxnews, so we can’t expect him to know what’s going on.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Just tell me one time Dave, because I dont understand. But why is the left so fearful of hearing the truth? And then when they do hear it, why do they not receive it as such? I dont understand.

          • DaveH

            Because to hear the truth means they must face the facts – that they are failures because they don’t want to make the sacrifices and do the hard work that it takes to be successful. It’s much easier to take what others have earned.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        O.K. jomamma,

        There are two conditions that have to be met in order for what you said to be fact:

        1. You have to prove it’s obama’s fault that lehman and all the other big banks bought on 44:1 margin, starting this mess. As well as the banking industry in general encouraging homeowners to borrow irresponsibly and in some cases downright lie and decieve.

        2. You have to physically prove with a legitimate document that obama is not a legal citizen.

        I’ll point it out again for you knuckleheads, you can only cry wolf so many times before your party goes the way of the whig party of the 19th century.

        The clown from the tea party was proven to be carrying a false birth certificate. Strike one. All the raucous you created about illegal immigrants being covered was an obvious farse and anyone can still read the part in the bill that says clearly illegals will not be covered. Strike two.

        Need I go on?

        Look, you guys have a tremendous about of time and energy on your hands, and if you concentrate your efforts more on blasting the bankers I as well as many others might march with you in your efforts to change this system. As it stands right now, you really need new leadership. You need a leader that can show humility, grace, compassion, religious tolerance, patience and basic truthfulness.

        Before you respond by more bashing on barack, try putting yourself in his shoes for a minute. What would you have done as president?

        Silence…..

        That’s what I thought.

        • DaveH

          Apparently you’ve head butted with the knuckle-heads one too many times. For such a superior guy, you sure don’t read much. Here, I’ll make it easy for you:
          http://reason.org/news/show/the-housing-boom-and-bust

          • JeffH

            Once again! The housing crunch in America started in California, late 90′s, with the Silicon Valley tech industries worker’s deciding they had spent way too much time commuting from the affordable outlying suburbs like Tracy, Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento etc. Home and rent prices started to skyrocket as buyers offers were competing with other buyers and the lenders started making loans based on a need rather than common sense. A $120,000 home was now selling for $300,000 and up. Like a disease, it spread throughout the nation. Do the math! I said it then, not even being a student of finance, that eventually this would come back to bite America in the arse.
            A little common sense can go a long way sometimes.

          • DaveH

            Yes, the lenders are coerced by the government to make shoddy loans to the high risk borrowers and when the house of cards comes falling down, the Dumbass Liberals blame the banks. Just as they blame the oil companies when prices go up as a result of too many dollars being printed by the government through the Federal Reserve.
            One of the most amazing things about human kind is that the dumbest want to control everything.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Dave H,

            Excellent response. For some reason, Bruce just doesn’t seem to get it. It’s like he’s laying on the railroad tracks and doesn’t hear the Whoooo Whoooo coming right at him.

            Fed Up Gal

  • http://annagriffith@comcast.net Anna Griffith

    Thank you for expressing exactly what I have been feeling about our country, the mess we are in and the absolute ignorance of the masses, perpetuated daily by the mainstream media, the schools, everywhere we look. It is time for a revolution and to return to the constitution! I do not advocate ANY religion in politics so do not feel the religious right should dominate. Leave religion out of politics and leave the government out of our lives as much as possible. And most of all, throw the corrupt administration we are now dealing with OUT OF OFFICE – like NOW!!!!

    • MW

      I’ll agree with you on this matter. Keep religion out of politics! All it does is inflame & infuriate. No two people can completely agree on every aspect of religion. Look at the several hundred denominations & sects of Christianity & you’ll get the picture, not to mention Judaism, Islam, Buddism, Daoism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Deism, etc. Also, on the subject of morality, why does one religion forbid something like gambling & another sees no problem with it when done responsibly? Here in Ohio, we just experienced this with the passage of legalized gambling which includes the construction of casinos in the major cities.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Just a note. Satan loves all this division and different denominations and such. It turns people off from seeking the truth. And believe me, he also wants religion out of our government. The farther we move away, the farther we fall. Thats all I have to say about this.

      • DaveH

        MW, yes, those of us who want to get our freedom back need to put our religious differences aside and work together. Remember that our forefathers knew that not everyone had the same beliefs and they tried to guarantee freedom for all faiths.

        • MW

          Thanks for the reply DaveH. The real enemy is government. It is growing bigger & more powerful on all levels here in the U.S. A devisive population is just what the politicians want. Divide the people on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity & the kicker, socio-economic class & you have the ingredients for an eventual takeover of
          virtually everything & the loss of personal freedom. Then comes the loss of national sovereignty which means what we all fear….a world government aka the new world order!

          • denniso

            PLEASE…turn off lying Limbaugh..this is painful to hear his ranting through all of your mouths over and over!!

      • American Citizen

        States that rely o gambling to make them a lot of money are in for a letdown. In Indiana, the take is way down from the projections. In bad times, people hang onto their money to spend on necessities and not gambiling or other forms of entertainment. Gambling also has its dark side/ Far too many become addicted and end up losing their jobs and family. Some resort to stealing from their sompany and end up in prison. There are only so many people who will gamble. Splitting up those who already go to the boats in Indiana with those Casinos in Ohio will not profit either of them. We went to the boats a couple of times, only took what we could afford to lose (which we did) and found it boring. Plus I kept thinking that what we were losing would have bought groceries and paid some bills. We did not find it enjoyable at all. People who come back and tell you what they “won” don’t tell you how much they spend to “win”. Usually it’s a wash.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I would also say, with of course Nevada being the gambling state, to view where they stand in the national ranks of: 1. Bankruptcy 2. Divorce 3. Murder 4. Domestic Abuse 5. White collar crime. 6. Drug arrests 7. Prostitution. You build it, and they will come. Be prepared to add all these things to your list, as they will climb high on the national scale.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            What, no replies?

          • JeffH

            Beberoni, I see the yellow stripes through my binoculars, wait, they’re waving a white flag too.

  • buckneked

    Bob: where were you in 2005? You fail to mention stupidity, the stupidity that was managing our country at the time and who gave us the no child debacle. There is a cure for Ignorance, there is no cure for stupidity.

    • DaveH

      If you would read Bob’s articles carefully, you would see that he doesn’t condone Big Government from any political party.
      Can we stick to the present please?

    • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

      My Dear Buck Naked(sic): If you might take the time to remove your cranium from your anal orifice, you might remember that “G. W.” turned the “crafting” of the “No Child Left Behind Act” to non other than “The Hero Of Chappaquidick”, the late, great (in his supplicants mindlessness), ol’ Teddy Boy his-self, Theodore Kennedy.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        They arent interested in the truth. Their last fallen hero was a drunken murderer, and they dont believe that either.

  • Lou

    One factor I have heard NO POLITICIAN address is the effect on political power if we move to a single payer government system.

    The British National Health System (NHS) employs 1,400,000 employees and they are serving about 62 million UK citizens. With unions and other political power groups nobody in the UK – particularly those desiring a political future can speak up regarding the health delivery system unless they want to be called an anti-NHS employee. If they desire to be elected, Politicians dare not offer speeches on how to improve the NHS system!

    Taxpayers already can see the damage public employee unions have wreaked on NJ government benefits which taxpayers are forced to pay. If the single payer system ever occurs in the USA, its employment will result in private citizen voting power disappearing! Why? In 2008 there were 11.7 million health care employees in the US. So it is reasonable to assume a five fold employee requirement increase over that of the NHS in a new US system (patterned after the NHS) to handle the 307 million US citizens. So before anyone is overjoyed with the potential of a single public healthcare system, think of an organization lead by government managers that has 7,000,000 heavily oriented towards being union employees.

    Now count on your hands the number of current Congress members who will stand up and vote against the interest of such union power. No, I did not get beyond zero either!

    Please ask your Congressmen and Senators how they will handle this problem once they create it? After all they do not seem to be interested in listening to their current constituents, so you can see many are already voting based on either their party’s power interest coupled with the massive funding provided by Lobbyists, otherwise some form of Tort control would be a centerpiece of the reform solution!

    So if you can think beyond the direct health delivery impact of tearing apart our current system, please reflect on what it will do to the massive voting power of a single payer organization. Can your children and grandchildren live with the results?

    • DaveH

      Excellent comment Lou. We are pretty close to the point of critical mass in voting power. Any more government growth will likely put us over the point of no return.

    • American Citizen

      Didn’t Obama promise no more lobbyists? There are currently 43,000 registered lobbyists in Washington.

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      “So it is reasonable to assume a five fold employee requirement increase over that of the NHS in a new US system (patterned after the NHS) to handle the 307 million US citizens. So before anyone is overjoyed with the potential of a single public healthcare system, think of an organization lead by government managers that has 7,000,000 heavily oriented towards being union employees.”

      You have a coherently written point. However, Assuming that a single payer system would accept unions in the first place is highly unlikely. How many other places in the U.S. government have unions like that besides N.J.?

      Secondly, The increase in cost of employees would be covered by the fifty million Americans right now who refuse to buy garbage private insurance that gets them nothing. A public option or single payer system would at least make it more possible for the people to be heard as opposed to writing letters to private industry exec schmoozes, to get something changed.

      Should we expect that adding 50 million americans to the pool of health care requires less employees? Of course not.

      Like I’ve already pointed out, digital health records will also play out here and make the industry way more efficient. Don’t anyone even try to say it won’t.

  • TeresaE

    Nicely said sir.

    Sad days are here and both sides are entrenched in their own dogma. Neither Republicans nor Democrats understand the Constitution.

    Let alone possess the ability to apply to our lives.

    Over the past couple weeks I have come back to my assumptions that a total collapse is going to happen – whether or not it ends up saving us will be left to the future.

    Yes, a small group is awakening, but we are too small and too ignored by the MSM which could spread the word and awaken more. Instead of focusing on the big picture (us against them – as in government dependent and/or paid) we focus on issues like abortion, global warming or “free” healthcare and line up our time, efforts and money behind the cause du jour instead of looking at the real problem.

    Our Constitution is on life support and BOTH parties have done this.

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      So then madame teresa, what exactly is the problem?

      You said something about the constitution and stopped there. Come on now, don’t keep me in suspense!

      • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

        I seem to recall a Presidential Candidate, a few years ago, who used as his campaign slogan: “It’s the ECONOMY, stupid!”

        Well, it ISN’T and it NEVER HAS BEEN!

        “It’s the CONSTITUTION, Stupid!”

        Were we to return to the “strict constructionist” interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, AS THE FOUNDING FATHERS WROTE IT, we could resolve at least 90+% of our political, economic, and societal problems, INCLUDING the Federal Reserve, which is Constitutionally ILLEGAL to begin with: to shift control of the money supply from the U.S. Congress (as provided for by Article I, Section 8, Paragraphs 5 & 6: please note that Constitutional “money” is defined as hard “coin” and NOT paper “currency”!) to a group of Private Bankers (the Federal Reserve) would require a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT, and the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was NOT such a required AMENDMENT! :(

        • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

          Jim, you are aware that the FED is quasi public private right? I hate bankers too, but I’m not silly enough to believe conspiracy theories that people that span 4 generations are involved in a plot to take over planet earth.

          And no, the fed can’t just do whatever the hell they want to. They need congressional approval.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            But remember, congress never gets the blame. Like when they all voted to go to war, and now that the media has beat its drums and falsely reported it and made in unpopular, there is only one person that keeps getting the finger pointed at for it, and Ill guarantee you, that one person could not have done this, as it is as you say, congress has to say so. But they walk with no blame. Imagine that.

  • Ann

    WOW – In a nutshell, thank you!

  • Ron

    I only hope that the knowing people of this country do not forget who is responsible for these disasterous decisions and hold those accountable, with “blood” if necessary.

  • s c

    Ignorance is pandemic in America. It is like a religion that comes complete with false gods. Every time I hear or see that twisted concept known as ‘No Child Left Behind,’ it sicken me. The common denominator in this disgrace is PUBLIC EDUCATION.
    In most cases, teachers aren’t allowed to teach. Those who ‘run’ the schools (‘administrators’), are buffoons. Parents have have absolved themselves from taking an active part in education. Teacher unions are no better than lusting vampires. How did we get where we are? America has NO leadership in education.
    Public education is an over-funded, over-rated, under-worked and incredibly expensive experiment that failed long ago. It is NOT free. Its real cost is measured in terms of millions who will never reach their full potential. Degrees are handed out more like attendance rewards. America cranks out tens of thousands of people who are supposedly the best and the brightest. And what do we really get? We get people who expect much, and do very little for it. We get adults who can’t read, write or think (especially in Congress).
    We get elected officials who sell themselves to the highest bidder. We get dumbed-down citizens who confuse bread and circuses with world-class leadership. We get, in effect, America 2009.
    America, our clock is ticking. Our Constitution is the best government blueprint ever created by mankind. It is a gift that we dare not let wither. Recorded history is an unending tale of lost freedom. We will restore the Constitution to its proper place, America, or we will learn to love the chains of slavery. We have no other options.

    • don

      I don’t know what you’re drinkin’, but we all need some.

    • No Misses

      WAY-to-GO! My old black felt (hat) is off to YOU! I was as busy as a one legged man in a butt-kickin’ contest…tryin’ to figure out what I was going to say about this!…….THEN, I read your reply! Fortunately, for me, I don’t have to type it out!….What you said is PURE GOSPEL! I am so very proud of you, my new friend, for expressing your views. Now, if we could get about 51% of this nation to read, and understand, your truths, we will be on a much better footing. Thanks!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      I agree.

    • Maryland Mom

      Yet you offer no solution other than get Obama and the democrats out! Remember the Patriot Act? Where were you when Bush/Cheney (Words removed for offensive content) The Extreme Right will NEVER get it back. That mindset is NA…

      • DaveH

        Mom,
        I am not fond of the Patriot Act, but you know, I am a lot less fond about the collapse that was caused by the government coercing banks to lend to marginal borrowers which eventually caused the real estate collapse. Now many innocent people have lost much or most of their life savings as a result. And the government is spending our future money as well.
        I have been wire-tapped myself. It was aggravating, but I would rather have my financial future back.

      • American Citizen

        If they’d have used the Patriot Act on that Hassan, those soldiers who were killed at Fort Hood would still be with us.

      • John

        MM you are sooo out there. So disenfranchised with reality. Is it the Kool-Aid or too much MSNBC?

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        But Mom dont you see? That would help the whole thing turn around when we get the Obamination and the democrats out. Why do you think this ship is sinking? Its the guys at the helm. Come on now.

      • Jana

        Mom, the extreme anything is not going to get it back. The odd thing is we used to be called moderate. Now that the left has moved so far to the EXTREME left, you think we are the extreme right, but it is not so. We didn’t move anywhere, we are still the moderate conservatives, with good solid standards.

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Excellent, Jana.

          Fed Up Gal

    • JeffH

      s c, I have to agree with you and Don.

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      “Public education is an over-funded, over-rated, under-worked and incredibly expensive experiment that failed long ago.”

      Yes, pretty much, I’d say more so of our college institutions more than pre-college, especially in the field of business and economics. But what can we do about it?

  • MOMSRIGHT

    Sadly, it is too true that our children are not being properly educated! The public school has become nothing more than a liberal production mill where the goal is to instill a liberal theology in our children! This is accomplished by dumbing down our children. Instead of teaching them to read and write or the great history of our country, liberal teachers bombard our kids with, environmentalism, homsexual tollarance, and exhalting their god Barak Obama! Since The one true GOD is not allowed in school teachers have felt it necessary to teach our kids to worship Obama! Public schools don’t even teach about our constitution or how our government works! It is true that Obama got the young vote. They liked his energy, youth, smooth words, and star quality! It is unfortunate that no one is judged or elected based on character! Abraham Lincoln….. said that all you need to do to know the political climate in the next generation is to look at the school system! The one hope I see for America is in those parents who rise up and take control of their kids education through home school! This is also why home school has been under extreme attack!…..Look it up you will find that on an overall average home schoolers fair so much better than those come up through the public school!….Christopher Paolini a home schooler wrote his first book “Eragon” and the age of 16! If you look back in history you will find many examples of young people accomplishing out landish things at a very young age! Todays young seem like they will be in diapers forever! Thirty years olds still living at home working at Mc Donalds! They have been crippled by the liberal school system and this American entertainment culture!

    • libertytrain

      Momsright – some really good points -thanks

    • don

      Hmmm…you’re drinkin’ the same stuff SC is. Good for you!!!

      • DaveH

        How about more facts, Don, and less personal attacks?

        • JeffH

          DaveH, Unless I missed something, I think don is talking about something other than “The Kool-Aid”. His comments may be misunderstood by you.

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      “Thirty years olds still living at home working at Mc Donalds! They have been crippled by the liberal school system and this American entertainment culture!”

      Show me a picture of a 30 year old working at McDonald’s who isn’t a manager.

      Unless you’re making fun of someone who’s disabled, I’m not sure I see what you’re talking about here hun…

    • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

      Don’t forget that another reason 30 year olds (and even 60 year olds!) are flipping burgers at McDonald’s is that our “sold out” Congress critters have STRIPPED America of it’s productive capacity through such “Globalist” UN scams as NAFTA, GATT, etc.!

      They are flipping burgers because: 1) The younger ones are what could be called “mal-educated”; 2) There is almost nowhere else to work (even for older workers!) to keep body and soul together! The next generation seems to be limited to either becoming mercenary soldiers of the UN (if one is young enough and physically healthy enough) or flipping burgers, and the latter will NOT permit EVER having and supporting a family, EVEN WITH BOTH PARENTS WORKING! FORGET even “One Child Families” (like Communist China and DRASTIC depopulation!): we are going into a society where ANY families with children will be IMPOSSIBLE! :(

  • RHONDA

    Bob, You are so right! My fear is how bad are things going to have to get before people who have their heads in the sand WAKE UP? Hopefully we won’t be under complete communism before then. Its true only God can save this nation!

  • Peggy

    WOW! Well written article….you hit the nail on the head!!!

  • http://None James Wiseman

    As factual and true as you state, America today is content to be led to the brink by those who are correct in stating that ‘ Big Government ‘ knows best. As one who has seen the USA rebound from total demise, Remember Pearl Harbor??, I can only hope enough self thinking Americans can rally the patriots still standing in time to salvage what should be the greatest nation in the history of the world, not the debt ridden,rotting remains of a once proud republic
    ‘ has been ‘.

  • don

    Excellent commentary. I’ve been watching our schools indoctrinate rather than educate since 1950. Your observations are right on target. We now reap what we have sown. The silent majority can no longer be silent. If we are, we’ll cease to exist. But, then, that’s the plan, isn’t it?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Our school system is the product of all these so called educated lawyers who are now politicians, whom think of themselves as so much smarter than the rest of us, and that we should bow down and kiss the groung they walk on. Problem is, these same lawyer politicians, have no common sense, and they have no connection with the common man, as they are more in touch with the hollywood liberal think tank than they are the normal American thought process. Thus this liberal mess they have made in the schools, where they dont even teach the real history of this country to our children anymore. Meanwhile, the school system is broken, and their solution is to spend more and more and more, and that isnt the answer. More money doesnt solve the problem at all. Maybe, just maybe, install a few morals and a little bit of discipline, and a touch of reality and that would be a start. The way its going, soon they will re-write the History books, and falsely tell the upcoming children, how Barack Obama saved the world, as he sinks America into the abyss.

      • American Citizen

        I worked in our local school system for 15 years. Those who sit up there in their ivory towers telling us how to educate and what to teach the children are a bunch of “know-nothings.” We who worked in the trenches could tell them what worked and didn’t work but they didn’t listen.
        As I was a tutor, I developed an IEP for each student i had. We were supposed to use a canned program which I quickly found did not work for most of the students. Each was an individual with his/her own problem. Some had a vision problem which we told the parents and after a visit to an eye doctor, their reading quickly improved. Some had a comprehension problem (some of whom on this board have I have noticed). They were the hardest to work with. Some transposed letters (a mild dyslexia) and after comprehending it didn’t make sense, were able to correct their mistakes. That’s what is wrong with the Federal Government. It tries to treat us as though we all have the same problems. Forcing us all into their canned programs will not help but make things worse. Plus having to hire all those bureaucrats will up the ante by billions.

    • DaveH

      Don, I’m assuming there are two of you on the board. Could you distinguish you name, so we don’t lump you with the Liberal Don?

  • Carol In Maryland

    Good article, too bad everybody won’t get the opportunity to read it, or just won’t because it is coming from the wrong side. Ignorance is the choice many democrats are taking because they feel it is their duty in support of their party. I have a close relative I forward these articles to – she considers them ignorant and beneath her superior liberal view of everything political. So , those who imagine they know it all- can’t be educated to the truth – they refuse it as a lesser form of intelligence to acknowledge any truth that is an inconvenience to their political philosophy.
    Steny Hoyer is misspeaking (democratese for a lie) when he says that health care refers to the common good. The constitution may as well be toilet paper for those crafting bills for the Obama administration.
    This abomination must be stopped, but how?? I write, I march, I donate, I read and I talk to anyone who will listen to me( which is a very small number of people unfortunately), I go to meetings and I pray. I’m afraid for my country, and for the future of my children. I want to pass on to future generations the America that is the great country so many fought and died for.
    We, the people can’t allow them to have died in vain.

    • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

      Look, I, myself, have abandoned the worn out, Left / Right, Republican / Democrat, paradigm. I am an “iron rod” CONSTITUTIONALIST! I am even a Precinct Chair in the Constitution Party (www.constitutionparty.com).

      So saying, I must sadly report that it appears to me that our ONLY recourse to save the Constitution and the Republic which springs therefrom will probably be another revolution, in the mould of 1776! I do NOT like it, but there it is: Load and Lock, and keep your powder dry! :(

  • http://www.helping-others.info bobmichaels

    Everyone is wondering what’s happening. Just read:
    “The Infidel’s Guide to the Koran” and you will understand
    everything that we are experiencing beginning with 9/11 up
    to our latest Muslim leader who has his real birth certificate
    sealed … he shows everyone his “Certificate of Live Birth”
    that is not the real one that he has locked up.

    • Maryland Mom

      (Comment removed for offensive content) etc…

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Carolyn

        I am sooo glad they have removed her filthy words…
        You need much education and God.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Shame on you potty mouth. Do you wonder why you hear your kids say cuss words? Blame in on the school system. I learned cussing in school, from kids with potty mouthed parents like you. Shame on you.

        • American Citizen

          Did you go to public schools, Bebe? I went to private schools and never heard filthy language at school or at home. The closest my mother got to “cussing: was hearing her say, “God bless my heart, liver and gizzard.” I always thought it was funny. Another of her sayings was, “Christopher Columbus discovered America yesterday.” I can still hear her way these even though she’s been gone 55 years.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Yes, I am a victim of the public school system. I learned how to cuss in school, from kids who had potty mouthed parents like Maryland Mom. I learned about sex in school, totally the wrong way mind you, where it was something dirty to hide, instead of being cherished in wedlock, again from kids whose parents let them run wild. I learned smoking pot and drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes and all that stuff in school. Im here to say, I did not learn any of this at home, as at home I was told not to do this, but when your around it everyday, and your made to feel like an outcast, you fall in line with the crowd as a kid. But at least when I went to school, and we got caught cussing or doing this crap, the schools were allowed to discipline you then, and we got swatted, and our parents called, and got it again when we got home, and we learned not to do this stuff that other kids were leading us to do. Now days, kids dont have that structure at home, and they dont have any discipline in the schools, so the kids just run rampant and its getting worse and worse, and the governments reply, is to spend more and more money on the schools. It is a sive, and more money is not the answer. Common sense and morality would do so much more, but those things died a long time ago.

          • JeffH

            …a lot of parents have the attitude that “my child can do no wrong”.
            Ya think that doesn’t cause a problem with the schools and with the child? It breeds the manipulative child.

    • don

      Excellent thought. You’re a little ahead of the curve by bringing Islam into the discussion, but a little imagination leads to your conclusion. Also some knowledge of Islam is important. You don’t think our fearless leader is a closet muslim, do you? Perish the thought.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        He did say to George Stephanopolous, that “it is against my muslim religion”. Now Ill tell you once and once only, that those words could not, and I mean could not ever slip out of a Christians mouth, or anyones mouth, if it were not in them. So yes, I think he is a closet muslim. I mean, he was born Barry Soetore. So then why after his muslim experiment with his father, did he become Barack Hussein Obama? Kind of like Casius Clay becoming Muhammed Ali. Yeah, its kind of like that.

      • a Patriot

        Don, Unfortunately, that thought has crossed a lot of people’s minds.
        The terrorists have a way of sneaking in all over….
        What do we really know about his background…all his documents are sealed. I pray that’s not the case.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Carolyn

        Don, I have watched this man, read just about everything I can get my hands on. This man has not chosen a Church in Washington and it will be soon that he comes out of his closet and tells us he has chosen his Mosque…
        Mark my words..

        • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

          I am along with you on this point.

          No Christian would criticize American citizens for “…clinging to their guns and their Bibles…”

          A Christian, much less a “Constitutional Scholar” (as Obama CLAIMS to be, and to have TAUGHT Constitutional Law), would NEVER, claim (as Obama did in Egypt) “…America is NOT a Christian nation…”; nor would a Christian say, “…you could say it is a Muslim nation…”!

          As my “Native American” ancestors might say, “Great Black Father speak with forked tongue!” :(

          • Thurman Marcum

            Jim,

            They would had said,”what a deal,we got the bible and the whites got the land” “We beat them in that trade”

          • CindyL

            Thurman, promised to let you know about any bills concerning term limits. Guess what Senator Demint is proposing a change to the Constitution to limit house terms to 3 and senate to two. hope this link works.
            http://demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRelease id=df3453ee-c1fo-e8d5-3fb3-77379823cf1c

            If it doesn’t work, check out demints website.

    • mindy

      Boy, do I feel sorry for you!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Why? Because he recognizes the truth? Come on now.

        • Maryland Mom

          His/your opinion is not THE truth. It’s YOUR truth…thankfully it’s an (word removed for offensive content) minority!

          • American Citizen

            Were you previously on here as “EyesWideOpen”? Do some research. As for the birther issue, his halfbrother has a timeline of when and where his mother lived and who the different fathers for the several children she bore were. Apparently, at the time Obama was born, she was living in Hawaii with her then fourth, I think, husband. So he may very well have been born in Hawaii. His brother didn’t come right out and say so, though but the time was right.

          • Maryland Mom

            How many times and ways do you need to be proven wrong!? It’s a non-issue (Words removed for offensive content), Obama is an American citizen, now next wrong you need help with…

          • Maryland Mom

            Another wrong – I’m not nor have ever commented as eyeswideopen.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            No, your wrong. Its the truth. Now you may cuss me.

  • Alan

    An excellent treatment of the situation we have put ourselves in.
    The result of our collective ignorance resides now at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and in the two houses of Congress. A cycle of ignorance started with the New Deal and accelerated with the Great Society to what we face now.
    When will we learn?
    What will it take for us to correct our mistakes?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      A new party that actual in interested in representing the people, not their monetary interests.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Sorry, I left out a word. It was supposed to say, A party that is interested in representing the people, not just their monetary interests.

  • marie davis

    WE HAVE TO DEPROGRAM OUR TEENS DAILY FROM THE ENDOCTRINATION EDUCATION. I HOPE ALL OTHER CONSERVATIVES, CHRISTIANS, LIBERTARIANS,CONSTITUTIONALIST ETC WILL UNDERSTAND AND DO THE SAME. I HAVE ALSO BEEN STOCKING UP ON BOOKS THAT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IF WE KEEP AT CURRENT PACE. I PERSONALY PLAN TO NOT PARTICIPATE ON ANY OF THIS THAT I CAN AVOID. IN OTHER WORDS I WILL PAY NO ADDITIONAL TAXES. I WILL NOT BUY THEIR INSURANCE. AND I WILL NOT KEEP ANY WEALTH WHERE THEY CAN CONFINSCATE. I MAY END UP IN JAIL BUT I WILL NOT SLEEP WHILE THEY DESTROY OUR FOUNDATIONAL FREEDOMS.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      I will not buy their insurance either. Read into it, on line 16, page 96, section 213 under Insurance Rating rules, it says that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government run plan. The premium will be paid into a U.S. treasury account, and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services. Nope, not me, they can lock me up. Also, when my asthmatic wife needs a breathing treatment, and I go into the hospital, and they tell me to sign up and come back in three weeks, I guess at that point I will have no resolve but to take a doctor by the throat with a knife, and hold him hostage until they treat her to save her life, then they can lock me up. And Ill guarantee you, I wont be the only one who cares enough about their loved one, to do this to see them get treatment. Also, this thing is laded with fines all over it, that cannot be enforced, so funding will fall way short, then they go to plan B, which is to up taxes to pay for it. Guarantee it. I myself, Im not paying.

      • American Citizen

        I’m hoping and praying the Senate will trash this bill. Eerybody need to contact their Senators and tell them not to vote for this bill. The Republican bill is much better of what I have read about it. At least it shows they listened to their constituents.

      • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

        Please read this atrocity of a misnamed “Health Care Bill” (it’s more like a “Death Care Bill”!) that has come out of the House (all 1,990 pages of it!): you will either pay $15,000 per year, per person in your family, for the “government approved” insurance plan, OR you could be JAILED for years as well as FINED up to $250,000, for each person in your family! Chuck Baldwin (the 2008 Presidential Candidate of the Constitution Party, with the backing of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas) did an excellent critique of it, a few days ago…

        If the Senate doesn’t STRANGLE this MONSTER in it’s cradle, or the SCOTUS doesn’t rightfully declare it unConstitutional, then (and I really HATE this idea, but I hate the slavery MORE!) we will be forced to “load and lock” and resolve the issue with bullets, rather than ballots! :(

        • JeffH

          I cannot disagree, but some things are better left unsaid. Understood but unsaid.

  • busnrete8

    Bob, you are completely correct about the education issue! But my main point is I’m tired of the 1500 page; 1900 page comments; the abortion issue, etc. The meat of the issue is dollars and sense! No pun intended. The total costs/debt are really being ignored!

    Bill
    U S Navy retired.

  • Bamber2116

    I have been rallying in tea parties since April 15, 2009 and have gone to Washington Twice and I do see the People are Waking Up. We don’t have time to sit back and watch the Television for pure fun, Its time to Stand Up and Watch what our Government is Doing To US. We need to Take Back Our Country, Our Constitution is being torn up in front of our eyes. Our Rights are being taken away from us one by one. WAKE UP

    • Maryland Mom

      Why didn’t you get all fired up when Buch/Cheney slipped the Patriot Act to us? Have you even looked at it? (Sentence removed for offensive content)

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Bamber,

      I agree with your thought here. I used to be skeptical of these anti-tax groups, but the more research I do….the more they seem to be the level headed ones, unlike the current IRS tax noose. I can live with the kind of change that would dump the current tax system!

      Fed Up Gal

  • Maryland Mom

    We did WAKE UP! Last November we elected someone who has a brain and will get America headed in a positive direction with or without (Words removed for offensive content)

    • don

      Condolences to the brain-dead…

    • mindy

      Isn’t that the truth!!!!!

    • Bamber2116

      As a Mom and Grandparent I Find it totally unacceptable to leave my children in Bondage and an unsustainable DEBT. Ignorance is what is left over after you count the True Patriots. The only Brains I see in Washington are being sat on.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        I really want to know where you people were when “w” spent a trillion on the Iraq war.

        Are you only conservative when a democrat is president?

        What’s up with that?

        • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

          If one actually READS the U.S. Constitution (what a concept!), one discovers that a formal “Declaration of War” is required before U.S. troops can be committed to battle: see Article I, Section 8, Paragraphs 10 – 16.

          Unfortunately, we have NOT followed the Constitution in matters of warfare since we were “railroaded” into the United Nations in 1945! Mine was the Vietnam War generation: I figured that, if the war was NOT worth a Declaration of War (as the Constitution provides), it was NOT worth my volunteering! I must admit that I was WRONG in this estimate of the situation (I was only 18 to 26 at the time): it was FAR more important than that, in that an UNDECLARED WAR is ILLEGAL for ANYONE to be sent to war, VOLUNTEER OR NOT!

          I have realized (toward the end of the ‘Nam) and OPPOSED all undeclared wars since that realization! ;)

          • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

            You’re absolutely right. I would be a liar to say I disagree with that assessment about wars after 1945. How do you get humans to not want to start wars over profits?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Did you want him to grab another cigar and another young intern, like Clinton did, and just do nothing while they punched us in the nose, again and again and again? Is that what you want? Then you are not much of a man my friend. You are a pacifist appeaser, and that is the sure fire road to defeat. Thank God George W. Bush has a pair, and stood up to these terrorists. About time is all I can say.

        • DaveH

          I don’t agree with the United States being the world’s policemen. But Bush is past history. Can we move on?

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Dave, I think it is neccesary at least sometimes. Like in fighting Hitler, I really think we needed to step up. Vietnam, no. Iraq, yes and no. I feel Saddam needed to be stopped before he grew to Hitler power and status and ran the middle east, but I think we could have done it a different way, without a full blown assault into Afghanistan and Iraq. But its hard figuring out these dudes who hide in innocent peoples houses and in mosques, and have no value for life. Sometimes as crass as it sounds, I feel like we need to turn one of those middle eastern countries into a sheet of glass for them to understand we are telling them to back off and knock it off. But see, thats what I appreciate about you and most conservatives on this post. You are allowed your opinions and voice, and I gladly give you that, and you allow me to have mine, and we can have an intelligent banter of words between us, without the name calling and assaulting of each other. But I believe sometimes we have to be the policeman. Right or wrong.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Is his brain inside the teleprompter that tells him what to say? Because other than than, nothing literate is coming out of him. By the way, did you happen to see what happened in New Jersey and Virginia with these elections last week? Hmm. Bye Bye libs.

      • Maryland Mom

        Pa leese!! You make so much out of so little… Dems got another seat…where it matters! Palin was “the most popular Governor in 2008…that matters how much? None, that’s right Nada.

    • DaveH

      Mom,
      You’re right. He does have a brain. What he lacks is morality.

      • Maryland Mom

        (comment removed for offensive content)

        • Maryland Mom

          Morality? Auuuuuhhhhgggghhhh!!!! You are amazing, just ask you.

        • HMCUSN Ret

          Maryland Mom needs to learn longer words so she dosen’t get deleted! I have read several of her submitted replies and it looks like the lead subject was refering to people like her! One would have to believe that she is among the “Ignorant and Uniformed” or the “Refuse To Listen to Logical Reasoning” categories!

          • libertytrain

            HMCUSN Ret. Nice reply and on point.

          • Maryland Mom

            Free thinking, give it a try, just once, really, try it, think for yourself..(Words removed for offensive content)

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I think she is an illiterate unemployed lady living on welfare and food stamps, and loves the way Obama has expanded these social services, so she can live on the handouts that us working folk provide for her. Eh mom?

          • JeffH

            Beberoni, calling MM a lady might be a little generous on your part.

    • American Citizen

      Enjoy your ignorance. Your dream is nothing more than a nightmare.

    • Constitutionalist

      I have been reading the comments of this MM person and have concluded that she is one of the products of the “dumbed down” education received by our children. This results in one who can not even reply to a statement with an intelligent comment. The amount, and frequency, of deleted expletives denotes a lack of ability to think in a creative way. This person is one of those sheeple that only wants something for nothing and thinks that the present administration is their vehicle to that promised land.
      I would feel sorry for this person if I thought it would do any good, but I can only feel dispare. These mental midgets are a virus that has been bred by the educational system that the democrats, sadly, control.
      We can only hope that this virus is not out of control and will die a natural death, but we can not let this be something that we depend on. Everyone who respects the constitution must resist this administration and congress in their attempts to circumvent it.We must continue to fight the mental midgets and their big government takeover.

      • libertytrain

        Constitutionalist – excellent comment. Thank you.

        • Constitutionalist

          You’re welcome. I feel it is my duty to at least speak up for the constitutional rights and priveledges accorded Americans by this great document that the present administration and congress are blatantly undermining. If those who agree with this do not speak up, America as we know it now will be destroyed by these greedy people.
          Polital correctness is their vehicle to disrupt meaningful discord. We must fight it by not being discouraged by their inane race card retorts that are designed to distract and confuse opposition to their corrupt agenda. DO NOT LOSE THE FAITH. Stand up and call them what they are.

          • American Citizen

            Political correctness is what got those GI’s killed and wounded at Fort Hood. If the Patriot Act had been used on the “Muslim psychiatrist” he might be in Gitmo instead of on life support.

          • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

            We are “on the same page of the hymn book” on this!

            We must not just speak out, we must get politically activated, and, unfortunately, neither the “D”s nor the “R”s will work to resolve these issues, BECAUSE THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF BOTH PARTIES ARE CONTROLLED BY EXACTLY THE SAME “SHADOW GOVERNMENT”: THEY ARE BOTH COMPLICIT IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CONSTITUTION!!!

            Just read either “The Tragedy and the Hope” by Professor Carroll Quigley (Bill Clinton’s admitted mentor, and the unofficial historian of the “shadow government”) or the MUCH shorter critique, “The Naked Capitalist” by Professor W. Cleon Skousen, and you will see how this “shadow government” has controlled BOTH parties since early in the 20th Century, to the detriment of the United States and the U.S. Constitution… :(

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Constitutionalist,

        You got my vote for 2012…..Go for it!

        Fed Up Gal

    • John

      A brain??? He’s in over his (Words removed for offensive content) head!!!

  • Richard Durot

    Put conservatives from any party in office in 2010. Cut spending across the board 2% for several years. Make entitlement spending sustainable.Slow growth of healthcare spending by using competiton and choice: Health savings accounts, insurance across state lines. Tort reform. Switch Social Security to individual accounts. Incentivise business: Flat tax, immediate expensing of capital investments. eliminate payroll tax, have social security paid from general funds. There are more ideas hopefully from other readers. If we don’t stop the current descent of our economy into the abyss of banana republichood it will be stopped for us by the laws of economics. This will be alot less pleasant than the above.

    • DaveH

      Eliminate the FCC. Eliminate the Department of Education. And many others.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        IRS, biggest waste of money out there. How many billions do we pay for these leeches? Too many.

    • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

      I perceive that your HEART is in the right place, but may I respectfully suggest that we should consign BOTH “liberals” and “conservatives” to the infernal regions: what we NEED are more “iron rod” CONSTITUTIONALISTS! ;)

      If any measure (health care, Federal Reserve, IRS, etc.) is NOT permitted by the U.S. Constitution, IT SHOULD BE ABOLISHED! We should also realize that, as Thomas Jefferson stated, the Preamble of the Constitution is simply a statement of what the Constitution, if strictly followed, can accomplish, BUT THE PREAMBLE GRANTS NO SUBSTANTIVE POWERS IN AND OF ITSELF: Constitutional powers are STRICTLY ENUMERATED in the body of the Constitution, and the Preamble does NOT grant any other powers NOT so enumerated; to say otherwise is to render all enumeration and limitation of powers to be USELESS and to pervert the Constitution into a government of UNLIMITED POWERS! :(

      Likewise, if a candidate is NOT the type of Constitutionalist who will TRULY KEEP their Constitutional Oath of Office to “…preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”, he should probably be “ridden out of town on a rail!” UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should such a person be entrusted with political power AT ANY LEVEL! Such a person is WITHOUT HONOR and a PERJURER, unworthy of the trust required for public office! :(

      Finally, we should pray as if everything depends upon God, and work to defend our Constitution and Liberties as if everything depends upon US! ;)

      • JeffH

        I like what The Constitution Party represents.
        http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php

        • DaveH

          The problem with the Constitution Party is that they too firmly embrace religion. That will hobble them from ever becoming mainstream (I think). There are many (maybe most) Democrats who have morality and don’t believe in stealing other peoples’ property and other such moral issues, but they don’t want religion being rammed down their throats. The Libertarian Party believes in Limited Government and freedom of religion (or non-religion). They also believe in individual liberty and individual responsibility.
          Actually the two parties are very similar except for the religious bent of the Constitution Party.

          • CindyL

            Dave, took one look at that platform, scared the hell out of me. When do you think they would decide that only Baptists are really Christians? Like the Libertarian platform much better. Religion intermingled with politics causes severe problems, like we have now.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Im a Christian, and I like the thought of Christian man who has morals and God’s directions to do the right things, but I agree that I dont want someone getting in there, who who dictate that only being a Baptist is right and the rest of you are going to hell. Or that only Catholicism is right and the rest of you must cease and desist. We cant have that. But separation of church and state is supposed to just mean that the government wont dictate religion to us, but rather that we are free to practice our religion. Somehow this has all gotten askew. From not being able to say “One nation, under God”, to not being able to have a cross on the grounds of a Federal building for Christmas, or in fact, to even be able to say Christmas at Christmas time. I mean, it is Christ’s Mass, the celebration of His birth. I disagree with the things they do now, but I dont want it pushed in one view or the other from the government either. My gosh, they trashed everything else and got it all wrong, we sure dont need them to try at religion. What a nightmare that might be.

      • DaveH

        True ‘conservatives’ do believe in the Limited Government of the Constitution. Unfortunately the term has been shanghaied by the right-wingers.

        • CindyL

          DaveH, can you elaborate a little on what you mean by that comment about the rt wingers? THX

  • Alfred L Moniot MD GU M’71

    The NHS in the UK is the world’s 3rd largest employer.
    Over 2/3rds are paper pushing and care denying bureaucrats – less than a third ever get near a patient!
    That is what HR 3962 and any final product produced by the fools in DC will do to you; your children, and grandchildren!
    With a horrendous price tag!
    Thankfully, I retired in 2003 at age 58.
    Expat MD; NBME; ABIM; ABNM; ABR w/spec comp in NR

  • wanderer

    Absolutely true; you hit the nail squarely on the head!
    Parents are busy eeking out a living and are forced to entrust their children to an indoctrinating public school system. The progressive movement of the 1800s learned how to “get them young”. In some cases parenting and even parents do not exist thanks to society’s acceptance of the dissolution of our family values and social mores in the mid 1900s. Lying and other disingenuous behaviors are not only totally acceptable, they are even praised as gallant. Our collective pride of independence, integrity, sense of responsibility and accountability no longer exist because we have been conditioned to believe that we are indisputably entitled to everything. When consequences do occur, we object and wail as to their unfairness and become permanent victims.
    Many citizens who are eligible to vote have NO or LITTLE education; they do not know how to educate themselves, how to research or develop and use critical thinking. Even “street smarts” that used to emerge with the need to survive are rare these days.
    But how do we reverse this? What can we do? Where and how do we begin?

    • don

      What can you do?

      Try the following: Write and phone your Congressmen, both national and state. Become active in politics at any level. Run for the school board. Our education system is the key to turning around this socialist behemoth. Unfortunately, it took more than 70 years of socialist incrementalism in education to get to this stage of national political deterioration. Our current administration has done more damage in ten months then FDR did in 12 years.

      • Cathy S

        Ha…when people talk about FDR getting America out of the “Great Depression”…just shows how clueless they are. His policies PROLONGED the depression…and O’Bummer’s policies are similar. Duh… (World War ** ended the depression..end of story.)

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Yeah, kind of like his “voluntary” federal tax payments? Right. I havent volunteered nothing, and Im still getting fleeced every week.

  • http://www.jointhesolution.com/redriverd Walt

    This article hits the nail squarely on the head.
    I have said for years that we are an ignorant people.
    I have personally seen and experienced the functionally illiterate people
    that the California education system has turned out for over 20 years!
    It is disgusting to say the least how our education system functions and
    thinks that it is doing our young people justice.
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep more articles like this one coming.
    Oh, and BTW, my step-daughter is now in a fight with her school
    (with our backing) over the fact that that the junior class and
    her senior class are being arbitrarily denied weighted class credit!
    This is crucial to these kids in getting a step up into college. Getting offers
    for scholarships, etc.
    Thanks for the opportunity to speak on these issues.

    • DaveH

      And no doubt the state of California will get bailed out by the Federal Government with the tax money from other states that made the tough decisions that California refused.

      • JeffH

        DaveH, I’m still moving out of California in a few years and your Arizona looks better every day.

        • John

          I’m going to Arizona over the Thanksgiving weekend to begin looking for a place. I’ll see you guys there.
          I will definitely be living there by 2010. This state, CA, is an example of what will become of our country if we continue on this course. CA is becoming the skid-row of the country. Like a bunch of panhandlers; they’ve increased our taxes again. We’re paying for their ineptness or should I say for their transgressions?

          • JeffH

            Good move and good luck!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        California= A bowl of granola, what isnt fruits and nuts is flakes.

        • John

          Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer only the best!

      • JeffH

        It is too bad life in California has been ruined by the eco-leftists.
        This state has it all! High and low desert, Yosemite, The snow fallen Sierra Nevadas, the rich agriculture of the sacramento and central vallies, The Golden Gate Bridge, the 49er gold rush, missions, beautiful coastlines and beaches,Fisherman’s Wharf, Barbary Coast, a once thriving industrial base, Kaiser shipyards, Standard Oil. Now we are governed by cowards like Schwartzennegar, Boxer, Pelosi, Feinstein who have helped destroy our tax base, a prison system overcrowded with illegals ans 30% of the state can’t speak or read English. Our Industries are virtually gone, won’t invest in California as alifornia offers nothing to invest in. Environmentalists have ruined the state and the state will support anybody.
        Taxes are high, housing is high, and the cost of living is out of this world.

        • Bruce Allen

          Jeff, you actually think you know what’s really going on huh? Nothing there to invest in huh? Just a couple.

          http://www.teslamotors.com/
          http://www.nanosolar.com/

          Apparently, someone needs to roll the rock away from your cave.

          You really are a silly man… It’s 2010. Let’s move. You don’t want to live in 1985 forever do you?

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Dude I lived in California for 4 years, and it made me sick. What a slimy culture. I heard more foreign languages than english. Young homeless people living all over the place. Everything costs more than anywhere else, because you have to pay the environmentalists who have a hold on everything out there. Then youve got those decadent hollywood crowd drug abusing alcoholics who think they are all that and have the right to get on TV and make political statements, like they are someone we should listen to. Yeah, some actor with 2 drug busts, 3 alcohol infractions, and 4 divorces is going to give me good advice for living. Ok, right. Here in Indiana, I walk down the street, and I see someone approaching, and say hello, and they say hello back to me. In California, I say hello, they would jump off to the side like I was going to either roll them or try to butt bump them, I dont know, but Ive never been around a more “cold” type of people in my life. Everything out there was about “me-me-me”, and no one seems to care about their fellow neighbor. Money is God out there, and Ill for one, never ever go back. To me, it was like watching the end of the world come. Just so strange. The there was the shock of seeing that guys think guys are girls out there, and talk about freaking out when I first seen that. Made me want to puke. Yeech. No, you can keep your liberal state of California. Look at the shape the libs have it in. No English, no money, broke and dependant on the Federal Government to bail you out, year after year. Losers.

          • JeffH

            Bruce Allen, now I must say that you are spewing krap from your lips!
            I have lived here for 60+ years, a first generation native son and lost the best job of my life because of a state influenced by environmentalists. I watch my California Senate on tv and know about the lack of industrial support this state has created. You know nothing of what you speak in this matter.

          • JeffH

            Nice Industry, very nice car-Tesla, price tag: unrealistic @ $101 grand, and where are the batteries going when they are dead? Will have no impact as a major employer or industry.
            NanoSolar, another green company. Wonderful idea, but not a huge employer and never will have a major impact on the growth of California industry. You have produced two poor examples, gotta do better than this.

          • DaveH

            Bruce,
            If any of those technologies are efficient and desirable they do not need the backing or force of the government to make them marketable.

          • DaveH

            By the way Bruce, lose the name-calling and ridicule. They just weaken your credibility. Good ideas don’t need to be promoted with manipulative tactics.

  • Carmel Vella

    Let’s start by removing all entitlements to illegal aliens and their children. Stop the madness of allowing illegal alien children born here becoming US citizens. Bring home all US troops from countries where we are not at war. Cut government down by 25% starting from the top . Allow our businessmen to manufacture here in America by giving them incentives to do so. Stop funding corrupt and inept big businesses with taxpayer monies just because their unions voted for the party in power.
    When did we change the rules with regards to qualifications for running as president for the U.S.of A?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Im with you. During 9-11 time, and the response from other countries, I would have closed the bases and pulled out all of our servicemen in France and Germany, and gave them a “see ya later”. That alone would save a billion dollars. I would have done it in a heartbeat.

    • Maryland Mom

      Unless your last name is Sitting Bull or Jeronimo you too are an illegal alien.

      • Cathy S

        You’re a doctor? Correct spelling is Geronimo… So much for the educational system…

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Jeronimo? You must be a victim of the public school system.

      • John

        MM its Geronimo. It’s ok first get the facts straight then we’ll work on your spelling and History. You are on the right site.

      • HMCUSN Ret

        Geronimo is the correct spell I believe! Don’t thank me!

    • DaveH

      Socialism is the disease. Payments to illegals are just a symptom of the disease. We need to cure the disease. There always have been and always will be charities that will take care of the truly needy. The rest of them can work for their money. Government takes tax dollars extracted from involuntary donors and wastes those dollars.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You are correct Dave my friend. It is the job of the church to take care of the needy, not the government. That way when folks like me voluntarily give to our church, we are aware this is going to help some needy folks. But I dont need the government taking from me, and giving it to some dudes that stand around all day on their buddies porch, drinking 40′s and smoking cigarettes. No, this shouldnt be. Its not the governments job to take care of us, and shame on the person that thinks they should.

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      Great, I want to see a video of you telling Spanish children they can’t stay here when they’ve been here their whole life and have all there friends and family here…. In person. Drive down to the Spanish neighborhoods close to you and tell them they have to leave.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Now that would be the governments job. Not giving them handouts, but kicking them out if they are illegal. Do you understand illegal means against the law? And when you break the law there are supposed to be repercussions? Do you understand that? So why do we look the other way on this? Why not just look the other way when someone robs the grocery store, or the liquor store, I mean, its only illegal. Whats the big deal. Unbelievable you bleeding heart liberals. If you want this so much, you and your ilk need to pay for it, and leave my paycheck alone.

      • JeffH

        In the meantime we will just allow the illegals to live off the coffer of the taxpayer. Not a new idea at all. Give, give, give and the government shall take. Send ‘em all back, lock stock and barrel.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          If they are here illegally, they should get nothing. Then they would stop coming in droves. They see the free handouts and free medical, and they get more given to them than our own citizens who are turned away. Its not right. Start sending them back, and they will get the picture. Cut the benefits now.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Jeff H & Beberoni,

            You both summed it up quite nicely! I could not agree more!

            Fed Up Gal

    • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

      Unfortunately, the “anchor babies” of the illegal immigrants are a product of a PERVERSION of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution (ratified 09 June 1868), which was passed SOLELY to grant citizenship to then recently freed slaves!

      Equally unfortunately, the SCOTUS has cravenly refused to hear ANY cases involving the lack of “natural born” citizenship of Barack Hussein Obama (AKA: Barry Suetoro, Barry Dunham, etc.; this guy has more aliases than Al Capone!), thus setting the stage for a Constitutional Crisis of MASSIVE proportions! This, essentially, makes the change of Constitutional Qualifications for POTUS “de facto” and, thus, a “fait accompli”. The members of SCOTUS, who voted to NOT hear such cases, should all be IMPEACHED and tried for TREASON: according to Article III, Section 3, Paragraph 1 of the Constitution, “…adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

  • Cherise Dixon

    Thank you for writing this, I belong to several groups, I am on the phone, e-mailing, writing letters, educating myself. I am sickened by everything that is going on… I am saddened that we have brave heros at war and we can not keep the republic safe, our liberty and freedom are slipping from our hands… we should be able to keep America America- land of the free, home of the brave! I have family who are against me (my immediate family support and are in the fight), they are ignorant and will not listen… this is too important for a lesson my father says.. To prove a person wrong, let them have their own way.

    • DaveH

      Cherise,
      Your last sentence is spot on. That is the beauty of free enterprise. Those who just flap their lips mindlessly must pay for their own mistakes. With freedom, the whiners have only themselves to blame.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        “Those who just flap their lips mindlessly must pay for their own mistakes”

        That’s exactly what’s going to happen to you when you have a health problem and go bankrupt, heh… Ironic.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Hasnt happened yet. But with the democrats new health plan they want to shove down our throats, well I might die before I get seen by a doctor, because the waiting list will be 3 weeks long, and they will have you sign in and they will tell you to come back in 2 to 3 weeks, and some will die before they get back in. And under 16 and over 65 are considered expendable. Ask Rham’s brother about that one. Funny thing is, guys like you want this thing, and when it happens, guys like you will be the biggest complainers of all about how it sucks. Ill guarantee it.

        • DaveH

          I’m man enough to accept my fate, Bruce, without forcing others to carry me.

          • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

            That just sounds kind of cold to me and it backs up what I said earlier about you guys like being miserable and cooped up. Everyone needs help sooner or later man, guess you’ll just have to swallow your pride when the time comes.

          • DaveH

            You know nothing of me or anybody else on this board. You don’t know the sacrifices we have made or the traumas we have endured. But you are quick to make any assumptions necessary to justify trying to force your way on others.
            You whine about the corporations and the rich but none of them has ever forced us to do anything. Only the Big Government which you Liberals support can do that. You and your kind are nothing but bullies and thieves who think they know what is best for everyone else. You don’t. You want to run the lives of others, but you can’t even take care of yourselves or you wouldn’t be longing to share the money of others.

          • DaveH

            Bruce,
            When are you Dumb Corporation Bashing Liberals going to figure out that those Corporations can’t make us buy their products or services without the force of government? And when are you going to figure out that they can’t stifle competitors without the force and regulation of government?
            When are you Dumb Liberals going to figure out that the government produces no goods? They can only interfere with the production of others by deluging them with unnecessary regulations and paperwork. Do we have to become like Cuba or Zimbabwe or the wreck that was the USSR before you wake up?

          • DaveH

            The government leaders are partying on our dime. The benefits that they have bestowed upon themselves far exceed what most of us will ever get. And it is we (the taxpayers) who have to pay their excessive benefits. And what do they do to earn those benefits? They vote for Bills that they are too lazy to even read. They insult those who object to their largesse.
            Why can they so brazenly get away with their larceny? Because, like magicians, they distract the ignorant voters with sweet sounding lies with one hand while they rip them off with the other. They would be powerless without the support of Dumbass Liberals like Denniso, Bruce Allen, Maryland Mom, and countless others whose visions are so concentrated on the trough that they can’t see the world around them.

          • libertytrain

            DaveH – your comments are excellent.

          • JeffH

            DaveH, as usual, well said. Look at the nationalization of industry in Chavez’ Venezuela. Chavez ordered the government takeover of Fama de America and Cafea, which together control about 80 percent of the local coffee market. Chavez’s government has nationalized major players in the electricity, steel and cement sectors since 2007, as well as four major oil projects.
            Gee, would you think Obama is capable of doing the same? Rememer, Chavez is admired by our president and many Democrats.

          • DaveH

            He is definitely trying. Anybody who hasn’t figured out by now that Obama is a Marxist just doesn’t want to figure it out.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Dave H,

            Right ON….Dave! I think they’re still all hanging out at that meeting….of the mindless. What other reason could there be, for people that just put their own heads in the sand….to wait for their miraculous Quick-CHANGE artist….nope not creative artist, just a CON-Artist!

            Fed Up Gal

  • http://williamsjohnb@live.com J. B. Williams

    Since the mid 90′s our schools have been teaching only to the standardized tests, not to college requirements for high school graduates, not to prepare our kids for the world of work, not to be informed citizens. The only concern for the schools is that they look good on the standardized tests. So I ask you, do you still wonder why Johnny can’t read?

  • Cathy of NJ

    You are so right! Wait till this regime take over the internet then the young will be fighting mad, but it will be to late! Fight for you freedom! The proud history of this country has been bastardized by the socialist education system and parent don’t seem to mind! We have the citizens of this country learning garbage since kindergarten, but never the truth of our forefathers, well it is coming back to haunt us now! I love the history of this country! My ancestors fought in the American Revolution, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea,Viet Nam, Persian War, and Iraq! How dare these elite in Washington ignore the Constitution that our families have died preserving their right to be free! I am in total despair of this government ignorance and arrorgance! Vote them out in 2010! Flip the House! Write, call, Fax, email your legislators and remind them that these pompus idiots work for us and that their time in that cushey seat is coming to an end!

  • steve russell

    When the nation was founded it was split up into three groups. 1/3 wanted to stay under the King. 1/3 payed no attention and didn’t care one way or the other. 1/3 wanted to be free. That last 1/3 did the job. The same 1/3,1/3,1/3 exist today. It will take only 1/3 to take it back. It can be done overnight. Every one that pays taxes…yes..it will require the cooperation of the small business and self employed…pick a day and quit paying in any taxes to the Federal Govt. You draw your own conclusions. If you can’t, you’re one of the 1/3 that is indifferent to what is going on around you and you don’t count anyway. A movement needs to get going to get this done.

    • DaveH

      Steve,
      I wish it were that easy. These unlawful leaders would just have more money printed and continue on continuing on. Then there would be the hidden tax of inflation.
      The only reasonable way to attack this problem is to get together and put as many legislators as possible out of work. And then replace them with representatives that promise to cut back on the size of government.

    • smallbowner

      I agree Steve. We need a tax revolt. A dollar goes in and pennies come back?

      • CindyL

        smallbowner, move to Alaska, they send in a dollar and get $1.84 back. LoL.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I would love Alaska. I dont know how it will be now, but the Governor they did have, actually represented the people she was paid to represent, and you dont see that in many states anymore. And she actually balanced their budget. And she actually gave people money back. Imagine that. Dont see that everyday.

  • http://msn mary

    I am a black American and I have seen in my family alone,young people who have never worked,done drugs get sick and get medicare. We in this country have our head buried in the sand. It’s time and I have been saying this for years. If you don work,how are you getting better health care than the people who works,mostly the middle class. do you know that when you get out of jail,they get medicaid and who do you think pays for this. I don’t know the answers,but I do know this we pay for the prison,which is mostly own by private investors and when they are released we the American working pays again. We need to do something to fix medicare care in this country. These convicts and people who wont work and do not own a home or have any assets and trying not to get any gets better medical care than those of us who work. If we want to lose our homes,apply and they will tell you that you don’t qualify, and if they approve anything you will have to turn over your home,savings accounts,which most of us have not had a savings account in years. This cannot be done by Obama alone. It takes the senate ,who really run this county to change things.If you have not worked,you need to pay for your medical and they need to make it affordable for all of us. The insurance will get paid no matter what. They make a lot of money. You pay for years and when you get a chronic disease,the will kick you to the curb. Senators have good health insurance. That’s why they stay in congress for years and years,they are healthy. Lets write our congressman and do something that works. The President have asked the oppose rs to come forward with a better plan. John McCain have some good ideas. they need to work together to get a good health plan that good for the American people. They approved a war that no one needed or wanted.Maybe by some they can come together on health care that’s good for us all. That’s the American way.
    Mary

    • Maryland Mom

      Yes! Very well put! Thank you!

      • Cathy of NJ

        Mary, how is that the government has financially bankrupt Social Security, Medicare, Medicade and you think they could come up with a plan that is affordable? Affordable for who? We the middle class can’t take anymore taxes! Let them straighten out the social give aways first! I have worked hard for many years and I will not pay for deadbeats who are living off of the governement! The only thing with health care right now is the involvement of government and the sue happy people! Please even illegals are getting health care in this country! Those who do not pay taxes want the handouts and we the middle class cannot afford it anymore!

        • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

          Right on fellow Jersey “sand flea” (I was born in NJ, but have long since moved; I now live in UT): how long until the brain dead “sheeple” (both in and out of Congress!) realize they are trying to suck milk from the teat of a DEAD COW?! :(

          • JeffH

            You can bet a dime to a dollar they’ll suck that last drop until the teat becomes jerky.

      • HMCUSN Ret

        CBS DIDN’T STOP HIM …THIS IS GREAT!
        Good for him!!! Surprised CBS let him get away with this even though he’s right!
        Right on, Andy Rooney !
        Andy Rooney said on ’60 Minutes’ a few weeks back:
        I don’t think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertain-
        ment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens…Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.
        Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.
        I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING, MARTHA BURKE ?
        I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion. I have the right ‘NOT’ to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.
        When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.
        I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English! My father and grandfather didn’t die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.
        I think the police should have every right to shoot you if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can’t understand the word ‘freeze’ or ‘stop’ in English, see the above lines.
        I don’t think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business. We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that dec-
        ades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.
        I don’t hate the rich; I don’t pity the poor.
        I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn’t stop you
        from watching them.
        I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent thenext operating system that’s better, and put your name on the building.
        It doesn’t take a whole village to raise a child right,but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say ‘NO!’
        I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them,but please don’t pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don’t want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!
        I am sick of ‘Political Correctness.’ I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa ; so how can they be ‘African-Americans’? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don’t go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great,great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be fromAmerica and nowhere else.
        And if you don’t like my point of view, tough …
        I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF
        AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
        I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if Idon’t. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having ‘In GodWe Trust’ on our money and having ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don’t we just tell the 14% to BE QUIET!!

        • Maryland Mom

          This is a very old email and it’s not true….look it up!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I really didnt see any lies in it. Seems everything I read was the truth here.

          • HMCUSN Ret

            Hey “Splain” to me what is untrue about it! Get a teleprompter before you reply cause you are not doing well on your own!

        • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

          “I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent thenext operating system that’s better, and put your name on the building.”

          I keep wondering if it was a good idea to make pc’s user friendly…
          Where the hell did you hear bill gates invented an os?

          Get off the computer please…

          • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

            Actually, I STRONGLY disagree with Bill Gates keeping the money earned from Windows, based on the following:

            1) The original Windows OS is merely the old “Control Program for Microprocessors” (CP/M), for which Gates paid $50,000 (a “steal”) which he then turned around, to which added a few “bells and whistles”, and then marketed to the unsuspecting public, WITHOUT EVEN CORRECTING SOME OF THE KNOWN ERRORS IN THE ORIGINAL CP/M! I know: I am a programmer who has seen the “source code” for both CP/M and the original Windows OS. Because the original CP/M code is the underlying substrate upon which all later versions of Windows (at least until possibly, Vista and Windows 7 were released) were built: no WONDER Windows has always been so unstable and “flakey”! :(

            2) How Gates could make a gazillion dollars on 2nd and 3rd Rate Software and OS has never ceased to amaze me, ESPECIALLY when FAR BETTER operating systems ALREADY exist: in Cupertino, CA. Apple’s Macintosh OS (which I am using even as we speak!) is one which does NOT “crash” twice a day, which has generally been my experience with Windows. Even Windows XP is “down” FAR MORE than it is “up”! :(

            3) The only reason Windows even exists is to try to make an IBM look and act like an Apple Macintosh! At one time, Apple Computer had Microsoft in court on charges of copyright infringement in the “bells and whistles” which Gates added to CP/M: the ones which give the Macintosh OS and the Windows OS such a similar “look and feel”. However, Gates had more nickels, and Apple wisely called off the suit before Microsoft “broke them” with Lawyers fees which continued to mount, while Microsoft interminably delayed and dithered the case! :(

            4) If Gates wants to “keep” his money, LET HIM DESIGN AND CREATE A “STABLE” AND RELIABLE OS WHICH IS REALLY WORTH THE MONEY FOR WHICH WINDOWS USERS ARE BEING OVERCHARGED! :(

          • libertytrain

            Bill Gates did make his fortune and he also gives plenty away to help school kids all over this country – and it’s obvious they need help.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Bill Gates. Doesnt matter whether his products is the best, or if it is flawed, or if someones is better. Bottom line, the dude made something, marketed it, people wanted it and FREELY DECIDED to buy it, and he made a lot of money. Congratulations to you Bill. This is the free market system. If his stuff wasnt anygood, no one would have bought it. Shame is, people see him and all his money and think that they pay taxes and he doesnt. Au contrare. I would say Bill Gates tax bill is more than all of us combined on this thread. So those of you that seem to be on the left and hate the rich, they pay their share, and its a lot more than you and I pay.

          • DaveH

            Jim,
            I have been hearing people complain about the Windows Operating System for many years. But the facts are that the others (Unix, Apple, etc.) didn’t do what it takes to make their products widely desirable. Microsoft did. That is the beauty of the free market. The elite can’t force the public to buy their ‘better’ (usually much more costly) products. I’m not a huge fan of Microsoft, but I am a huge fan of freedom of choice.

        • Lindy

          HMCUSN Ret…
          Sir… I’m tired of responding to this hoax email. I could repost one of my replies that responds to the multitude of falsehoods in this email, but that response is too long and I’m tired of posting it. If you can read this email and not find the flawed and mangled grammar, you may be a victim of the education system Mr. Livingston was lamenting. You can’t honestly believe that Andy Rooney would write anything so borderline illiterate, nor would I think this linguistic hack-job would get by any professionally employed TV producer.
          Furthermore I CHALLENGE ANYBODY to tell me exactly which Sunday this allegedly aired? I CHALLENGE ANYBODY to get me the date or find the clip of Andy Rooney actually speaking this drivel on You Tube. Actually, don’t bother, because Andy Rooney never uttered a word of this nonsense. According to Snopes.com this has been offending intelligent people everywhere for the better part of the last decade.

          • HMCUSN Ret

            Okay if you snoped it and you accept that that all well and good! Snope is “One Married Democrate Jewish Couple” that googles just like you and me if they don’t get lazy and use their own opinion! If Andy Rooney didn’t say it though I wish he had or that I had!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Your right Mary, but its black and white and brown and yellow with this giving to those who dont deserve it. It is always the working American that pays, and the lazy bum that gets rewarded. There are people in prison for violent crimes, who have it better than some that are free and working trying to make ends meet. This prisoners get 3 square meals a day, HBO, a gym to work out in, their laundry done, and a free bed to sleep in. The working guy gets threatened to be thrown out of his home if he doesnt have enough to pay for the rent, the water, the electricity, the gas bill. Whats wrong with this picture? Why are funds available for the criminal, but not the free man? I see working stiffs that need help not get it, and I see worthless free loaders get welfare and food stamps. How does this happen? Id like to know.

    • DaveH

      Mary,
      We aren’t going to get good solutions from disinterested government employees who generally have jobs for life. The free market and limited government are the only way to get this country back to prosperity.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Not only do most of them have jobs for life, just like here in Indiana, our mayor voted to give himself and all the city workers a raise, yet they dont have enough money to meet the budget needs. Imagine that. Yeah, he is a democrat.

    • American Citizen

      I’ve said it more than once, if you think the government plan will be free for you, you’ve got another think coming. There will be a premium you will have to pay as well as higher taxes.
      People think we who are on Medicare do not have to pay anything. That’s how much you know. It costs us over $600 a month in premiums and deductibles. First there is a premium for Part B, a premium for the Supplemental insurance, a premium for the Part D Drug insurance, a deductible for Part B. Part A deductible is paid by the supplemental insurance, but you have to pay Part B deductible before the insurance kicks in. Then there is what is left after Medicare and the insurances pay. I had a P.E.T. scan in Sept. to see if my cancer has spread. Today I got a bill for almost $600 that I have to pay.
      There is no such thing as a free lunch. Then, of course, there are the co-pays for the drugs that are not generic. Of course, even some generics have a co-pay if they are not in Tier 1. There are 5 tiers for the drugs and the higher the cost of the drug, the higher the tier it’s in and the higher the co-pay. One drug my husband takes, the insurance pays $l.59 and we pay $224 and it’s a generic. When you and the insurance together have paid almost $3000, you hit the “donut hole” where you pay the full amount of the drugs yourself.
      After you pay almost $4000 yourself, the insurance again kicks in. All the while you have to keep paying the premium or they drop you. You’d better read that horrible “Healthcare” bill the Democrats have written. I hope the Senate trashes it.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        “One drug my husband takes, the insurance pays $l.59 and we pay $224 and it’s a generic.”

        Yep, and you must be happy with that. Just keeping fighting reform no matter what at all costs. One day you’ll figure it out. The health industry loves when you defend them, especially after they bankrupt you.

        • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

          We actually have a very “unholy alliance”, here, of BIG PHARMA, BIG INSURANCE, BIG LAW, and BIG MEDICAL. It works like this…

          Big Pharma pays most of the cost of the Medical Schools. This means that most allopaths (doctors) are trained with only 3 basic tools: cut with surgery, burn with nuclear radiation, or poison with petrochemical toxins! Most people (and even many doctors!) do NOT fully realize that the reason “prescription” drugs REQUIRE a prescription is because they are POISONS! In fact, in the Biblical book of “Revelation”, the word translated as “sorcerers” is the Greek word “Pharmakeia” or a variation, thereof: the root word from which “pharmacy” is derived. In the First Century context in which Revelation was written, “Pharmakeia” was equivalent to “poisoner”… :(

          Remember that the “Golden Rule” in human society is: “He who has the Gold, Rules!” As my parents and grandparents taught me: “Always direct your attention to the bottom of the check!”

          Inasmuch as Big Pharma cannot, by law, patent a naturally occurring substance, such as a vitamin, mineral, chemical element, or herb: there are many “natural cures” out there from which Big Pharma is trying to divert our attention and absolutely OUTLAW and PROHIBIT! They try to KILL PEOPLE for PROFITS! The doctors, because of their mis-training, and lack of true knowledge, often unwittingly aid and abet this practice. Strange word, “Practice”: ever notice that doctors are always “PRACTICING” Medicine? Too bad they rarely ever GET IT RIGHT AND ACTUALLY “CURE” their Patients! Just remember that doctors and pharmaceutical companies do NOT make money if people are NOT sick: they all have a “vested interest” in ill health! :(

          Now, doctors aren’t stupid: they realize, despite their BIG PHARMA training, that they really can’t “cure” diseases which their patients have, by using their severely limited 3 “tools” of modern medicine. So, they have teamed up with “BIG LAW” to actually OUTLAW the very USE of the word “cure”, so that, no matter how many good scientific studies one may have on the efficacy of a given treatment, procedure, etc., one CANNOT use the term “cure” to describe it: to do so brings down the wrath of lawyers, doctors, pharmaceutical companies and the “doctors’ union” known as the American Medical Association or the AMA! Another “odd” thing is how many doctors who, despite their training, finally discover “off the reservation” procedures and treatments (usually involving herbs, vitamins, and minerals: which the pharmaceutical companies can’t patent and make $100 or more a pill for!) and, as promptly as they begin to get “miraculous” cures for diseases, they find their medical licenses revoked for using “unconventional” procedures for which BIG PHARMA and their AMA “lapdogs” did NOT grant approval! :(

          BIG INSURANCE get into the game by turning a “blind eye” to the expense of modern medicine. They can reap FANTASTIC sums for “malpractice” insurance for doctors, and, with the profligate use of deadly, petrochemical toxins, “malpractice” is a common problem! Misnamed “Health Insurance” is another inducement for which BIG INSURANCE falls: with the skyrocketing cost of “Health Care”, as the doctors carefully kill their patients in a slow and deliberate manner with their toxins, the premiums for health insurance reap MASSIVE profits for insurance companies! Have you ever wondered why Biblical Lifetimes in the early Old Testament were so long when compared to today, or why some of the longest lived people in the world seem to do so in “backward” countries, WITHOUT the dubious benefits of “modern medicine”? Most of these folks eat herbs and vitamin bearing plants, use “natural” treatments, and drink waters enriched with minerals: most AMA and BIG PHARMA trained doctors receive a total of 2 hours of nutritional training in 8 years of medical school, and that means a single lecture of 2 hours (not even 2 semester hours of nutrition!), most of which is devoted to the idea that you can get all the nutrition you need from your “food groups”. THIS HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BE A LIE SINCE SENATE REPORT 254 IN 1936! Senate Report 254 showed that America’s (and most other nations’) crop and range soils were already depleted of vital minerals required for good health and proper nutrition, and, in order to receive these required minerals, supplementation would be required. However, doctors are trained to scoff at taking vitamin and mineral supplements and to tell their patients that taking supplements only gives them “expensive urine”. So Americans generally get sicker and sicker, doctors, the insurance companies, and BIG PHARMA keep getting richer… :(

          If anything, a government run “health care system” only makes it worse. In an effort to cut costs, “rationed care” and eugenics rear their heads. Even doctors in Great Britain are now admitting to quietly euthanizing seriously ill patients! :(

          • CindyL

            Jim, how do you think we should solve this problem? Most on this site don’t want any intervention with the corporate companies. SOunds like you are unhappy with Bill Gates and big Pharma. Seems as though you are stating that big corporations are ruining and running this country. Is that correct? Do you think that the Advantage D bill should be repealed as that is the big Pharma guaranteed money source?

          • JeffH

            CindyL sounds like a very familiar voice.

          • DaveH

            Cindy,
            Yes, Government should get the flock out of the markets.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH – yes, very familiar or the same – best to ignore. Had to come back since she embarrassed herself yesterday as the MM

          • JeffH

            Libertytrain, got my button set on “ignore the ignorant”.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Liberty,

            You have an investigative eye…or maybe “EYES” too, “MM” and “Cindy L”. Great catch! Not to mention…..sooooooo funny!

            Fed Up Gal

          • libertytrain

            Fed Up Gal – you know us artist types – much of our work seems to require us to see things – in depth/width/etc. Besides it is a hoot when she comments and ask questions at/on her other persona’s comments — Back to work and on this Veteran’s Day – I’ll say – Go Airborne!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          If your paying 224.00 for a generic your getting hosed. At Walmart here where I live, all generic prescriptions are like 10 bucks or less.

          • American Citizen

            You must not be taking a new generic. They are usually in a higher tier at first. We only pay $8 for 90 for generics otherwise. I’ve called the insurance company to ask why we have to pay so much for a generic and didn’t get a suitable answer. His doctor has changed his medication so we’ll see what that one will cost.

          • JeffH

            All I know is my perscripions are paid by my wonderful Aetna Medicare Advantage plan. I’m happy with it, my co-pays and my monthly premium which is automaticaly deducted from my SS check every month.

        • HMCUSN Ret

          Sorry to hear about your “Banrupcy” Mrs Bruce but do you think you can justify continueing the banrupcy of our Republic to insure that everyone that wants to kill a baby, every illegal alian has coverage and the seniors are aprised of the beifits of euthanasia vice critical
          surgery or therapy…all this because one of your husbans pharmceuticals costs more than you think it should!

  • Personal Liberty

    You’re right. Even though Americans don’t always get it right in the short term, in the long term, our unparalleled emphasis on freedom of speech and democracy enables us to come to the best solution in the long term. The Tea Parties are an excellent example of our ability to express our views, no matter how popular or unpopular they might be to some folks. The current health care bill is a monstrosity, but perhaps not for the reasons that the Tea Baggers cite. When Boehner questioned the Constitutionality of forcing people as individuals to buy health insurance, he was almost on the right track, but he (as of yet) hasn’t gone the whole distance. A little bit of thought and educating ourselves on what has worked elsewhere gives us the answer. Instead of a mandate, universal health insurance should instead be automatically offered to every American citizen, paid for, as with every other government program such as the military or Medicare, through income tax deductions. Since Americans would no longer have to pay health insurance premiums, such a system would guarantee fairness and universality without raising overall costs.

    • DaveH

      Oh yeah, those government programs have always worked so well in the past. Not!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Lets review government run programs. 1. Social Security – on the verge of being broke, if not allready there. 2. Medi-Caid – broke. 3. Medi-Care – Broke. 4. Public school system – broke. 5. U.S. Postal Service – broke. And they want to run our health care. Wow. I repeat, Wow.

        • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

          Let’s review private “do what thou wilst” enterprise:

          1. Enron, bankrupted itself along with thousands of investors
          2. Lehman brothers, bankrupted itself along with causing worldwide financial problems.
          3. GM, bankrupted itself because the “Free market” geniuses on the board actually believed that short term profits were the only thing that mattered. (The folks who blog on here about how electrically powered cars are for the extreme left will be the first ones to go out and buy one when they are available.)

          I really wish you knuckleheads would understand that free unrestricted markets are the problem. Government is growing because men can’t behave themselves! And when you go out and start waving your guns around, threatening to remove the restrictions the government has put there because you “free market” knuckleheads can’t behave, expect the size of the government to increase! When you act badly, government strikes harder.

          Do you guys even understand the nature of government?

          Government is there to make sure that someone else doesn’t violate your freedom to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness… Right now the health industry is violating everyone’s right to survive in this country. Why are you so surprised everyone wants public option.

          Obama’s job right now is to restore the middle class, and don’t tell me a public option is going to destroy the rich after 8 years of tax breaks.

          • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

            Sorry, neither I nor the Founding Fathers agree! The Founders believed that, to quote George Washington, “…government is like fire, an uneasy servant and a fearful master…”

            You would make government intrude into all our lives more than it already is! The Founders believed that Americans have the good sense to run their own lives better than government bureaucrats can. In most cases (ENRON, AIG, and other cases of “Free Enterprise” malfeasance), you will almost INVARIABLY find a case of government connivance in the scam: at the very least the laws against fraud and “cooking the books” were being ignored, often with the “wink and a nod” from government, or at least, NOT enforcing existing laws. Remember that Government often has a “vested interest” in INCREASING their power: lax enforcement gives government an “excuse” to pass ever more onerous laws and slowly “boil the frog” as they apply the chains of slavery bit by bit. Just remember that when God made laws, He only required 10 Commandments: all Laws are circumscribed in those 10! ENRON, AIG, and the recent MAJOR scandals of the TARP and Bankster bailouts by the Federal Reserve could have been easily avoided by simply abiding by the Commandment of “Thou Shalt Not Steal”! Just enforce the 10 Commandments: this pattern, I firmly believe, will be the extent of the Law in the Millennium!… ;)

          • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

            Oh, as for Obama “restoring the middle class” – NOT! Go back and read Saul Alinsky (one of Obama’s mentors) in his “Rules for Radicals” (dedicated, BTW, to “…the World’s First Radical: Lucifer!”): Obama has absolutely NO intention of “restoring the middle class”, but rather, only in further DESTROYING the middle class. As they say down South: “WAKE UP AND SMELL WHAT YOU SHOVELIN’!”… :(

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Sorry knucklehead, but when the Enron’s and Lehman brothers go under, I have no vested interest in them, and it didnt cost me or make me a dollar. But when the Federal Government takes thousands of dollars out of my check, and puts it into this so called thing called social security, and then when Im at the age to collect on it, and they tell me its going to be broke and gone way before then, but still they keep taking from me to put into it, yeah pal, I got a problem with that. Free markets work. If a business succeeds, they succeed, if they fail, let them close.

          • DaveH

            Corporations cannot force us to buy their products. Only with the aid of government can they do that. What amazes me about Liberals is that they think there is some invisable barrier to employment of evil people by the government. The difference between the corporations with evil employees and the government with evil employees is that the government has the power to force.
            As far as investment goes, yes, a lot of people lost their savings with the current bust. The bust not only wasn’t stopped by the government but was actually caused by the government with the aid of groups who coerced banks to make loans to poor risk borrowers who subsequently defaulted on their loans. These defaults started the cascading events that led to today’s bad economy.
            Bruce, if you’re going to ridicule others, then the least you could do is read some books such as Thomas Sowell’s “The Housing Boom and Bust” and learn some reality.
            Big Government is the problem, not the solution.

          • HMCUSN Ret

            Goverment is there as of now to degrade our Constitution and our Repubic and insure that us “Dummies” don’t make our own choices!

          • HMCUSN Ret

            The same mentality as Hitler, his Nazi and the “Former” USSR!

  • Disgusted

    I couldn’t agree more. We lived in California for 6+ years (Long Beach area), my son attended public school and when we moved to Wisconsin he was actually behind and had to do catch up. This was due to the accomodation of non-english speaking children within his class room and the extra time it took to teach a bilingual class. Rediculous. We are so busy accomodating the less advantaged and the minority groups that our children are losing out. No child left behind is leaving children behind!
    I know adults who have no idea what is going on in our government today, when you ask them about Health Care Reform they don’t know anything about what congress is trying to do or how we are slowly having our constitutional rights taken away from us. Heck they don’t even know who the representatives are! We as a nation need to wake up and take this bull by the horns or we are all going to be in trouble!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Its all part of the lefts re-distribution of wealth. They wont be happy until all the successful business say screw you and move out of the country, and make us all paupers. Of course, when that happens, they can get back up on their pedestal and point their fingers and blame Bush, since that is all they seem to be able to do.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Good, let them leave. Let them find another country where ceo’s can rape and pillage corporations and have a good majority of the republican party defend them for being the bald fat slobs they are.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          So then who, I say who, is going to pick up the burden of paying these billions of dollars of taxes that these big business’s pay Bruce? Its not the democrat supporters, because most of them are sitting on a porch all day drinking 40′s and smoking cigarettes, living off of my tax dollars. So who is going to pay this 85 percent of the taxes that these so called rich pay? Think about it Bruce. You ever have a poor guy give you a job? Dont think so. Think twice before you cut off your nose to spite your face pal.

          • JeffH

            Ouch, I bet that one hurt!

          • DaveH

            Beberoni,
            You are too damn nice. Bruce constantly calls you and others names and ridicules you and others, but you just calmly rebut his statements. Good man.

          • libertytrain

            DaveH – Beberoni obviously has more dignity than the other side.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Beberoni,

            I want to be on your team! What a well-deserved punch!

            Fed Up Gal

          • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

            Who will pay all the taxes? That’s easy. People like me who own businesses, and have the decency to keep jobs here in the U.S. will pay them. I would love to see them leave, It’s more work for me, and BELIEVE ME, some of us don’t actually believe in the current corporate bimbo philosophy that CEO’s should make 10,000 times more than the common man.

            You guys all talk as though excess(greed) is good. Do you really believe that or are you just putting me on? I can’t tell you how many places you can read the founding fathers talk about excess and how it leads to the destruction of civilizations.

          • DaveH

            No, of course not, greed is bad. Unless of course, it’s coming from a Liberal who wants to share the money of others.

        • John

          Gee Bruce, all those names you mention remind me of what our current administration is all about.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            See, Bruce just let the truth out. He wants all the big competition to leave so he can step in and get rich and greedy. If his business was that good, he wouldnt care if they stay or go, because if your good, your good and you will suceed no matter who is there.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      I dont know what Long Beach is like now, but I lived there from 1977 to 1981, and I didnt hear english spoken very much at all back then, so I cant imagine how bad it is now. Something is wrong when this happens.

  • Dennis

    WoW! WoW and WoW!! Your words are so true… All Our local, state and federal governments is spread out everywere. Forcing on us, What we can say, What we are to beleive, how we are to live, but always told by our elected officials as politically correct. They do not lie, they just do not tell the people all the truth.
    It does seem that we, the American public, are being reigned into a first world government of dictatorship with no freedoms only governments “politically” correctness. The words “Let us help you” has about wiped us out of everything! We have been reduced to only a number as was done in WW2 in the concentration camps and in full view…God Bless America( sorry not politically correct)and it’s people as it’s not over yet and much must be done by us, or it will be all over…Wake up People and take our country back peacefully from the ignorence of the hole we are being forced into.

    • Jim (Voice of the Republic) Cumber

      Am I the only one on the web site who knows the origin of the term “political correctness”? It is the translation of a Russian phrase, used by Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Russian: Владимир Ильич Ульянов), also known as Lenin (Ленин). He used it to refer to political dissidents who had been sent to the “Gulag”. He said they would remain in “re-education” camps until their thinking became “politically correct”.

      Therefore, I am “politically incorrect” and PROUD of it! ;)

  • http://honeypapa@gmail.com philip

    BOB THANK YOU FOR REVEALING THE TRUTH. I HAVE BEN TRYING TO REVEALE THIS VARY PROBLEM FOR YEARS, AND BEN CALLED ALL KINDS OF NAMES LIKE I HAD A DOMES DAY ATTITUDE ECT. PEOPLE HAVE SAID THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN, IT WON’T HAPPEN I VOTE DEMICRAT, OR REPUBLICAN BECAUSE MY PARENTS DO, AND THEY NEVER TOOK A LOOK WHAT THEIR PLAT FORM STOUD FOR NOW HERE WE ARE WITH A ATEMPT OF A GOVERMENT TAKE OVER OF OUR FREEDOM AND WAY OF LIFE, AND SOME STILL DON’T GET IT! LIKE IN DETROIT IT’S JUST FREE MONEY THE GOVERMENT OWES TO US. LET FIGHT TO KEEP FREE ENTERPRISE, AND A CONSITUTIONAL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VOTE FOR FREEDON NOT SOCIALISM AND GIVE OUR CHILDREN A CHANCE TEACH THE HISTORY OF THE U.S.A. AND THE CONSITUTION GOD BLESS AMERICA AND YOU BOB THANK YOU

  • henry

    RIGHT ON ! THIS IS SO RIGHT ! IGNORANCE IS BLISS ~

    • American Citizen

      Ignorance enslaves.

  • Jeff Olivier

    The goal is to take away our freedom one piece at a time. And if we don’t fight back, we make it real easy for them to do it. Steve Russell had it correct, all it takes is 1/3 of the people to put up a fight. It seems you can loose friends real easy when you start talking about what a poor job the government is doing, but this is how the 1/3 is put together. A single voice seems easy to ignore, but they are starting to notice the gathering groups of concerned citizens (angry mobs) as Nancy P puts it. Its apparent they aren’t listening yet but they will. They know history well enough to know that as the numbers grow, so dose their power,and 1/3 would be hard to control. Time to vote them out.. KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!

    • Maryland Mom

      The majority elected Obama – get over it!! Cry babies!!! What? Do you really miss Bush and his smirking, (Words removed for offensive content)

      • DaveH

        I did not vote for Bush and thought he was spending like a drunken sailor. However, with Obama in office, I am starting to miss Bush.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          That was my main discourse with the Bush admin, is that they failed to reign in their spending. And boy oh boy did they ever get attacked by the left for it. But now, yeah, but now, the left comes in and spends more in 8 months than the Bush admin did in 8 years, and they think that is ok. Excuse me? I dont think so. Smoking too much weed I guess, because their short term memory is gone.

      • smallbowner

        Look Mom, I don’t think it’s a Dem. or Rep. problem. The real problems are way beyond that. Career polititians breed corruption. Term limits for all, try and get that passed.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          If all us Americans stand up and use our heads on election day, we can make a difference, by sending these guys a message, and voting out all the incumbants. If you want to stay true to a certain party, thats fine, vote for the incumbants rival. Get these career guys out, and send the message. We have the power. We vote them in. We can vote them out. Make a difference in 2010 and 2012. Thats change we can use. This change right now is killing us.

      • Joe Green

        You wanted change, now you have. If this health overhaul plan passes, in a few years this country, with the best health care in the world, will have third-rate health care with health care cost control boards telling doctors how to treat you and me.
        I don’t know where the 2-3 tillion dollars are going to come for this plan. If you didn’t already know it, this country is Bankrupt!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          The same guys that bankrupted social security, the U.S. Postal service, medi-care, medi-caid, the school system, now want to ruin our health care. I dont trust them running it, and anybody that does, either hasnt been paying attention, like all their life, or they are just plain dumb. Look at the track record people. Please. Think a little. This will ruin the best health care in the world.

      • American Citizen

        Depends on what majority you’re talking about, the ignorant, the young, wet behind the ears, who thought they were in a :historic:’ election, the racists who voted for him because of his skin color, plus those who think the government should take care of them. Those of us who saw through him did not vote for him.

  • Vic Bailey, Auburn, Georgia

    I’ve been watching this happening since 1968, the schools have been taken over by a propaganda machine so they can brainwash our children.
    If you are taught something so long of course you will think it is the norm. This socialist government knows that.The only people that know what is going on are the self educated people and the rest of America think that we are un-American, even we are trying to save America from the tyranny.
    When it comes to government power the constitution has NO gray area, it tells us just how to deter such power and our rights in doing such. But the apointed leaders ignore our rights in replacing such leaders. We have the right to start another government, for the people, by the people, and suspend the corrupt government.

  • Joe berger

    At present birth rates whites have a half life of about 50 years.
    People of above average intelligence ( all races included) have a half life of about 50 years.
    That poses a MUCH bigger problem for future generations than the deficit or the national debt.

  • DaveH
  • http://yahoo gary s

    The american people must wake up,they’re stealing our freedom anr stuffing their agenda bown our throats. Wake up AMERICA and unite.

  • Communist Hater

    Maryland Mom, first let me say “your poor kids..”, Second: ACORNE,ie Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Dead People, Communist (Democrats and Liberals)and 99.9% of black people voted for this poor excuse of an Anerican just because he is Black, he is a racist (Jerrimiah Wright) to the core and a bona fide communist ie Frank Marshall Davis (his mentor) yes we are waking up and your days are numbered Maryland Mom (words removed)

    • Maryland Mom

      Your screen name says it all buddy….

      • Maryland Mom

        If you think Obama is a racists then I guess you voted for him too? Thank you!

        • libertytrain

          Maryland Mom – thought you were leaving – I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Goodbye.

          • Maryland Mom

            (Comment removed for offensive content)

          • Robert

            Libertrain. Maryland Mom must be a hell of an educator. She’s definitely a poster child for selling borax soap. Ignorant people can only communicate with foul language. Guess she got her teachers license from the ACLU.They defend those types you know.

          • libertytrain

            Robert – she’s many things or many people on this site. This was just one of her ruder versions. Eyes, CindyL, Billy, Conservagirl and others that many of us have “called her out on” – Keep an eye out and you can’t help but see the same pattern emerge. Don’t bother with any of them. She’s told more stories than anyone I’ve yet to see. War stories, no one knows what’s a tale or what might be real. Not sure about Denniso – he could be a relative or close friend of hers. Haven’t quite seen the exact link other than the obvious rudeness they share.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I think the Kenyan is racist. Sorry, but I really do. Had something to do with him playing the race card when that professor was arrested for breaking into a house, which the police didnt know at the time was his own house. They see a guy breaking in, duh, they stop him. He goes off, Obama wigs out and plays the race card. Yep, he is a racist. The proof is in the pudding. A non racist would have not even thought of playing the race card. But he did.

          • DaveH

            Shame on you Beberoni. Don’t you know that it’s politically incorrect to call a black racist a racist? Wait till Color of Change finds out.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Shoot Dave, what was I thinking? I must have gotten caught up in the moment.

    • HMCUSN Ret

      Maryland Mom still has to learn longer words to keep from being deleted! What do you think “Communist Hater! Is she among the “Ignorant and Uninformed” or the “I Want Everything Free” group”
      Oh there is also the “Let The Productive Support The Lazy Nonproduct-
      ive” group!

      • Maryland Mom

        Hahahahahaaa!!! I’m a life long Republican that votes Smarter thats all darlin.

        • libertytrain

          Sounds like another “eyes” all over again.

          • Maryland Mom

            ayes…. geesh, public educations finest!

          • libertytrain

            Maryland Mom: “Eyes” is another person who comments on this site – Sorry you aren’t quite in the loop.

          • Maryland Mom

            No I am certainly not in your loop, I’m educated.

          • JeffH

            My thoughts exactley. Amazing how thay all sound so similar.

          • libertytrain

            Yes, only if this is another of “eyes” attempts to use another of her many names, she’s become much ruder than the usual “eyes” comments.

          • JeffH

            Not enough use of “us or I or we” to be eyes.

          • libertytrain

            Jeff H – she could have attempted to change her style – it’s become so obvious to all of us.

          • JeffH

            Possible, just have to look for the indicators.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH – I think we may have found them.

          • JeffH

            Maryland Mom makes denniso look like a choir boy or girl! A real good example for teachers. Beware, she might be a copy cat Maria Guzman Hernandez.

          • libertytrain

            I am inclined to believe it’s just eyes with still another new persona – all of eyes persona’s claim to be “a lifelong republican”

          • Maryland Mom

            Your record is still at 100%

          • JeffH

            That is true! But I’m still skepticle. Either way, just another subsriber to Saul Alinsky’s methods.

          • Maryland Mom

            And you are still wrong. But hey it’s ok, it’s not an issue. I have no need to be playing with you, I’m Maryland Mom, this is the first time I’ve blogged here. Now, I’m going to my other love – teaching! Good day all, it’s been average blogging with most of you, boring with the rest of you, and you know who you are…. oxox!

          • JeffH

            Maryland Mom isn’t a teacher, she is one of Marion Berry’s U-know-whats! His crack supplier! Which crack? U know!

          • Wayne Keel – V Vet

            I figured it out! Maryland Mom teaches those “zombies” how to put mind over matter and walk into that fire!! Only one problem though, she’s in line with them.

          • Constitutionalist

            MM, you are a true mental midget with a phoney degree teaching….indoctrinating a new class of mental midgets. The only thing that you have to offer is …nothing intelligent for sure.

          • denniso

            Come again..we sane people like sane people around us..thanks!

          • denniso

            I mean, Maryland Mom, come back.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            You pal, havent got a clue. Not a clue.

          • John

            You’re on the right site Denso. This is where the sane people congregate.

          • DaveH

            Don’t flatter yourself Denniso. You are nothing but a run-of-the-mill Liberal. You add little to the board. Your comments are mostly personal attacks without substance. But you know, I like that. I can talk to people for days and not convince them what Liberals are all about. You make my case. Thank you.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Im thinking denniso could be Norm.

          • libertytrain

            Beberoni – I understand what you are thinking but I’m not sure on that one.

          • JeffH

            Naw! denniso is just plain duh!nniso.

          • denniso

            Yeah, Jeffh…who am I?? But at least can you guys changing my name around get consistent about it? Denso,Duh!nniso,deniso..what is it? Is it an hispanic name? could be. Am I Norm,Eyes, FBI?? Sorry, can’t tell you….

          • JeffH

            Naw, you are just plain ole duh!nniso. The same hack you’ve always been. A Saul Alinsky graduate, albeit, a weak example.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Thing is denniso, you cant tell us who you are, because you dont know yourself. I hope your journey soon comes back around full circle, that you may discover who you are. Good luck. Im with you on that one.

          • cr747

            Thanks for shutting up, you are beginning to sound like Obama. LIE after LIE after LIE. If you are in Washington, please feed all the zoo animals in the white house before 2010 elections, because they are going to get SSSOOO hungry.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Dont forget to tell all your pupils how dangerous that Jesus guy is, ok? We know how you libs work.

          • JeffH

            libertytrain, she could only mask thing for so long. Pretty soon her need to protect the Obamanation and the left and her hate for Bush would overcome her and we’d be back to square one.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH – yes, that’s always a clue — so we shall see what tomorrow brings.

          • LocalYokle

            Just try to figure out what it takes to choke down a slice of ignorance iced with false pride. Or throw it out.

          • libertytrain

            Maryland Mom – given your posts it certainly hasn’t shown. Or, perhaps they are an excellent example of what this article was saying.

          • DaveH

            Mom,
            Educated? Where, the Penthouse School of Porn?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Did you vote for Marion Barry, after his crack bust? I gotta know.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Yeah right Mom. And Obama was born here.

        • Robert

          What republic, Zaire? Your almost there on matching the idiot Denniso. I’m sure there is some free federal money you can get to edumocate yourself to reach ITS level. We still don’t know what Denniso is. Male, Female, Neuter? I’m leaning towards absolute idiot. You in the same group?

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      Please stop being a glen beck parrot…

      • JeffH

        Glen Beck, a real American patriot, tells it like it is, the truth and nothing but the truth. Talk about a parrot…Polly want a cracker?

        • JeffH

          …and I don’t mean Beck!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And speaking of “cracker” Jeff, I heard recently from the honorable very Rev. Sharpton, that cracker isnt a racial term, so he is free to use it whenever he likes. Aint that special.

          • JeffH

            I really think Big Al Sharpton is a hero! Yea right! In his own mind.

          • American Citizen

            When I was a teenager, our family took a vacation to florida. We were told that until we got sand between our toes, we were not a cracker. That’s what people from the South call themselves. At least, I guess some of them do. I’ve never considered it a derogatory term or heard it used as one.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            LoL….Well….I’m not positive about the overall meaning, but the term “cracker” surely wasn’t used affectionately down south where I was raised and spent the first 20 years of my life. I don’t care for it myself, as it seems derogatory to me, but someone else may not be offended by it. I’m sure it likely has a lot to do with how it’s expressed, as to whether it’s really meant to be derogatory or not. Just a thought.

            Fed Up Gal

  • ole hunter

    Great Artical,
    However, the Libs have Burkley and the Conservatives have Hillsdale College, both are fine political programing schools!!!

    If Ronald Reagan had kept his word and made sure immigration laws had been enforced like he said he was going to do , our schools would be very different today.
    If Reagan had not given Illigal Immigrants Amnesty, our wages would be different today.
    Ronald Reagan is also responsible for the creation of the domestic terrorist org MS13 that is distributing drugs to kids at schools around the Southwest, West and Southern States

    Conservatives are now reaping what they sowed over 22 years ago!
    Liberals are useing the Conservatives Creations of years past against them today, Amnesty, Down Stream Economics, Deregulation, No Illegal Alien Kid Left Behind.

    The enviromental distruction of the Southwests deserts and forests is from Reagans Illegal Alien friends

    • HMCUSN Ret

      Geez I think I get this guys point in spite of his spelling errors… let me see! I think he is among the Lilly Livered “Ignorant and Uninformed” correct me if you will but Reagan was one of our Greatest Presidnets and “Surper Prez Barrack Hussein Obama would not amount to a wart somewhere on even Bill Clintons anatomy!

      • ole hunter

        i am surprised the conservatives havent dug reagan up to run in 2012.

        if i remember right, ronny got a few hundred marines killed in lebanon.
        ronny also had behind the lines oliver north down in panama buying nose candy, i think it was named the iran contra affair.
        ronny also had peggy nuenun right just about every damn speech he ever gave.

        peggy was a reagan supporter, now she is a obama supporter.
        peggy says the conservatives and their candidates are to undereducated, out dated and weak minded to run the country.
        her opinions were good enough for reagan… she and others programed reagan. she wrote it ,he said it.

        obama thinks he is a god, ronald reagans followers thought he was god. conservatives stand for nothing and fall for eveything, i believe thats how george jr got elected.. they sure fell for nothing.

        • Maryland Mom

          Ole Hunter you are right on! But be aware that libertytrain and HMCUSN Ret and Communist Hater are all the same person and this one person is censoring this blog. Your words will not be posted as you have intended. Good Ole Boys club GOP / GOB it’s all the same to you and me.

          • libertytrain

            Maryland Mom – I think it’s flattering but I doubt if Bob would hire an artist to do this work – but thanks.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            They may be the same person to you, but your the same dummy to all of us.

          • libertytrain

            Beberoni – good one – I know I’m just me, boring, but me – not “The Three Faces of Eve” – whereas the other one might be “Sybil” – but with all of the characters having the same personality instead of multiples -

          • ole hunter

            maryland mom, my words or comments have been posted as i wrote them.
            i do not agree with all on this thread, i do however find it over biased to the corporatist neos. view.
            some people need a leader to just get them up in the morning, others need a leader of sorts to tell them how to live and in what one should believe in.

            a conservative will sell you the rope to hang him, meaning the item needed or the words needed.
            former vice pres. dick is the perfect example of this fact.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Hmmmmm…..better cut back on smokin’ all the Pyote, Maryland Mom….it makes one hallucinate….then again, I’m sure you already know that…being an MD and all……..

            Fed Up Gal

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Oooops….sorry Maryland Mom….I mis-typed…I typed Pyote….and it’s actually Peyote…but then again, you already knew that…right?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Seriously dude, if you dont like Ronald Reagan and the great job he did while in office, then you need to move back to Syria or Iran or whatever rock you crawled out from under, because you sir are not an American. So how many drugs do you actually take at the same time? Must be a lot. Wow.

    • LocalYokle

      Please share the source of your knowledge that Reagan said anything to discourage any state law enforcement agencies from taking care of their local problems. Like most of the candidates since then he only said what a majority wanted to hear but unlike others since then he had party and media support. But without any congressional action he had no way to uphold his word short of martial law. Never the less his economics left a legacy for the next administration to claim.
      By chance did those with local political aspirations fail to rise on a platform based on the growing problems that you describe? Both sorry parties have shied away from offending a potential block vote. Exposure of ACORN voter registration fraud is only a continuation of party desperation from JFK’s success in your hero’s state party.
      The progressive NEA agenda will continue to be a greater detriment from within public education than immigration can ever be. From it’s beginning public education was not approved in the constitution but is a required plank in the Communist Manifesto for the results that are becoming evident today.
      Lastly, not just conservatives but everyone will soon be suffering, not from what happened 22 years ago in DC, but what has happened there since a greedy move by international bankers in mid 1800s. Search for “The Money Trail” . WAKE UP and stop playing the blame game that the media has created for your entrapment. If you live here you are either a patriot or a traitor. Have you noticed any of either in here? Both gold and gunpowder are on backorder.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You want to follow the democrats money trail, follow the money of George Soros. He owns them.

  • Maryland Mom

    The select censorship of this site is leaning hard right. I’ve used initials for some words i.e. (Words Removed, and it was censored, I used the word for excrement that starts with c and it was censored yet I see the word (crap) in an earlier comment…. we are all big boys and girls here… if you are offended by the initials (Words Removed)then what’s the use in commenting? You guys have fun…I’m going to where the air is free and clear and opinions are respected and considered…

    • libertytrain

      Maryland Mom – The air is very free and clear here and opinions are respected and considered but yours must be pretty rude in order for so much to be removed.

      • Maryland Mom

        Hint: Button begins with the letter B and Slide begins with the letter S Yeah, that is just deplorable, huh?

        • HMCUSN Ret

          As said before “Maryland Mom” learn longer words that the monitors will allow then come back and express youself! You can buy a dictionary at Walmart! Get someone to help you if you need!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And Dummy begins with “D”, and You begin with “Y”, and Big begins with “B”, You Big Dummy.

          • JeffH

            heh heh!

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Bebe,

            You’re killin’ me, here…..LoL.

            Fed Up Gal

    • DaveH

      Mom wants to go where she can influence people with Bleep, Bleep, and more Bleep.

      • Maryland Mom

        I speak to the level of my audience. m kay?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Note to Maryland Mom: Mother is not a half a word.

        • John

          Sure MM go back to the liberal sites where the rest of your gutter-mouth friends reside. Where the facts are irrelevant and Obama is your messiah.
          I wouldn’t doubt that you fashion your attire after Pelosi.
          Good bye.

      • DaveH

        Mom,
        So far I haven’t seen many intelligent statements under your name. Just a lot of name-calling, ridicule, and apparently cursing.

        • Robert

          You hit it on the nail. Well said.

    • JeffH

      MM is headed to MSNBC’s Newsvine where she will be welcomed with open arms. A regular Obama lovefest!

      • Maryland Mom

        Hey, it’s better than that non-news entity…. F?? … rymes with crocks…. ha!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        I think CNN is rolling out the carpet as we speak folks.

  • picomanning

    Social ignorance is of course culturally pervasive. Unless we can learn to question the premise of our social conclusions, and the premise of that previous conclusion, and so on, we will happilty accept the rhetoric of reality provided those who, by virtue of their positions, craft our current evolving social ignorance. This ignorance grows from all who have influence. Our politicians have the most power, to create the most havoc, (resultant ignorance) and we the people must not be ignorant of our responsibiltiy to challenge them.

    • HMCUSN Ret

      I wish I had said that I would have used less words though!

  • Gary-in LHC

    Whether you are far left, far right or anywhere in between… one thing is certain! If they are in office for nmore than 4 years, they are corrupt. Doesn’t matter if they are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents… WHATEVER… they are all corrupted by the political system, special interests and lobbyists. There is only one way to fix this broken system VOTE OUT EVERY ENCUMBENT, EVERY TERM until we have started over with all new blood.

    let’s start getting these idiots to obolish ACORN, IRS, AMERICORP, any special intrests, lifetime benefits packages and lobbying and get tyhem to start working for us again. We control who gets the job and who goes home unemployed (without benefits) No more benefits for part time employees like POLITICIANS!!! Give them 4 years to do the job and then… NEXT!!! GLENN BECK FOR PRESIDENT!!!

    • HMCUSN Ret

      I have heard before that they become corrupt but I believe our “Surper” Prez had a leg up on them when he took office! I agree with about all you sunmitted!

  • Sharon

    I see this discussion everywhere but where are the solutions? Private businesses have failed- Insurance makes up to 400% profits their CEO’s get bonuses they fly private jets by cheating their paying customers- You want real change stop shopping stores like Walmart- demand more American Made products-pay more for your items-they will cost more if they are made here- figure out where we can create new industries and jobs- Make the tough choices to become part of the 20th century instead of trying to keep America in the 50′s- Yes we need better education with debate classes and citizenship and constitution classes- We need to focus on what being an American means- People die trying to come to this country- It’s easy to say that everyone is a crook stealing your rights away- but where is your plan? Give more tax cuts to the corporations who sent your jobs oversea’s? or get work visa’s for what used to be decent paying jobs here to bring people from India-Asia- Unions are the problem?How can that be when Nike can make a tennis shoe in Asia for 75% less than in the US-How much of a tax cut could we possibly give to make up that difference- We need our corporations and businesses to honor America- take an interest in their country- This isn’t a government problem- We buy those $100 Nikes- or $200 Ipods made in Asia- We didn’t complain until it was so bad that we had to face the fact there are no jobs- now we have a crisis- Where are we going to find jobs- WE had a choice to be leaders in ALternative Energy- China is going to take the lead on that. Not enough wanted to change how things were done happy to get things the same- That’s not the Government’s fault- CEO’s are making 100-400% more than their employees that is only possible by tactics that cost American jobs- Maybe tax cuts would give us a few more jobs but what would they pay minimium wage and have no benefits? Clean up what is wrong and celebrate what is right-

    Face it the private sector has been taking us for a ride for a long time- paying us less and less- you can only get part time jobs without benefits- at many of these so called well run private companies- The private sector is just as responsible for this mess as the government and so are we- Join hands look for real solutions- and demand excellence- in everything

    • HMCUSN Ret

      A lot of “Jargon” from the “Lilly Livered Liberal” here reads like “Surper Prez” with the teleprompter on! You might consider that the lies are not Barracks fault but the fault of the teleprompter programer let me see are we below 8 percent or above 10 percent unemployment now? Hmmm. depends on how you spin it right? Remember
      My gosh do we have to wait 3 more tears to kick him out look at the damage in less than one! He hates the “American Way”, says the Con- stitution is flawed, apologises for Freedoms we have fought for all over the world, is having some success with his Chicago Mob Style Politics and he has enough money to protect the “Not Too” secret of his birthrite from public disclosure till the cows come home! Sharon said come up with “Solutions”! Wow I don’t have any! What so you people suggest? He might be able to destroy the best Health Care System in the world with the help of “They Don’t Need God” Pelosi and Reid! What can be done without considering sending them all to Gitmo as enemies or “Aborting” them? Remember they condon the “Aborting” of the living and the euthinizing of seniors and taking care of illegal alians in their Pelosi/Obama Care! Aw shuck they are exempt from that aren’t they!
      CBS DIDN’T STOP HIM …THIS IS GREAT!
      Good for him!!! Surprised CBS let him get away with this even though he’s right!
      Right on, Andy Rooney !
      Andy Rooney said on ’60 Minutes’ a few weeks back:
      I don’t think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertain-
      ment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens…Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.
      Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.
      I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING, MARTHA BURKE ?
      I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion. I have the right ‘NOT’ to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.
      When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.
      I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English! My father and grandfather didn’t die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.
      I think the police should have every right to shoot you if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can’t understand the word ‘freeze’ or ‘stop’ in English, see the above lines.
      I don’t think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business. We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that dec-
      ades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.
      I don’t hate the rich; I don’t pity the poor.
      I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn’t stop you
      from watching them.
      I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent thenext operating system that’s better, and put your name on the building.
      It doesn’t take a whole village to raise a child right,but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say ‘NO!’
      I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them,but please don’t pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don’t want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!
      I am sick of ‘Political Correctness.’ I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa ; so how can they be ‘African-Americans’? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don’t go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great,great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be fromAmerica and nowhere else.
      And if you don’t like my point of view, tough …
      I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF
      AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
      I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if Idon’t. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having ‘In God We Trust’ on our money and having ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don’t we just tell the 14% to BE
      QUIET!!
      Sharon here is Jargon from the other side!

      • Maryland Mom

        Wow there is so much non-sense to your statements, I have seen all this on so many other blogs from other extremists. You all should stop recycling each others comments, it is getting quite boring.

        • libertytrain

          Maryland Mom – did you cancel that class – you were going to discuss this blog site? What happened?

          • Maryland Mom

            Ah you would miss me too much…doesn’t it get boring just blogging and blogging? Try doing and helping… make a difference don’t keep complaining and crying. DO SOMETHING!

          • libertytrain

            Maryland Mom – I’m taking a day off from my art work after an incredibly hectic and busy show this weekend and having a little enjoyment reading on the Internet – what about you?

          • Maryland Mom

            I’ve put in many hours before 10 am today, I’ll chill for a few hours, then go to D.C. and teach…. Thanks for asking.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            They bleeped her out.

        • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Carolyn

          Shoot, I thought you left…We were getting back to the real issues.

          • Maryland Mom

            ha yeah! I see them “real” issues… waaaaa, waaaa and “they are doing everything wrong!!!” waaaaa! Issues my eye! You all do nothing but complain! No solutions or ideas – not an original thought amongst any of you.

          • DaveH

            Mom,
            How can we calmly discuss ‘real issues’ when you Liberals invade the board and turn it into a riot with your name-calling and ridicule?
            Please direct me to any of your comments which were anything other than personal attacks?

        • MW

          MM If you had a choice between living in North Korea or South Korea, which one would you choose & why? By the way could you locate both countries on the map? Also, if you’re a Negro, would you leave this country & return to Africa? And yes give me a reason why.

        • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

          Exactly, stop parroting glen beck. What the hell is the matter with you people?

          You can’t have a mind of your own and parrot someone else.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Glenn Beck is a genius dude. Got more smarts in his pinkie than youve got in your head, kapish?

          • JeffH

            Unlike the MSM, Beck and Fox won’t bury their noses in Obamas assets.

          • DaveH

            Liberals hate when they are exposed. They try their best to get away with something and that damn Glenn Beck thwarts them. Shame on Glenn.

      • Lindy

        Seriously Dude… STOP posting the bogus Andy Rooney email. See my post after your first recitation of this hoax.

        • JeffH

          If you don’t respond, he’ll probably stop. Figure it out!

    • LocalYokle

      Have hope Sharon. If the first amendment can’t do it the second is being readied. Take note of the massive gun and ammo sales since a silver tongued liar arose.

    • Robert

      Are you kidding? 400% profit? Get a grip woman. Do you know how to read a K10 filing or an annual report? My estimate is they net a little over 4 1/2 % on gross sales and through accounting gimmics report a net of 2 2 1/2%. They need to take a few lessons from the Federal Government if they want to realize 400% profit. Please don’t show embarrass yourself by making statements like that. Believe it or not, some of us here are literate in reading a financial statement or regulatory filing. Did you know that a CEO could face not only fines but jail terms if they sign off on a false regulatory filing? Creative accounting is only allowed if your the Federal Government or Barney Rubble (I meant Franks) and Charlie (I didn’t know I had that other stuff) Rangle. Chris Dodd? Forgetaboutit. He needs to go on a fact finding mission somewhere in Pakistan where the Taliban or Al Queda will welcome him with open arms. Just like they do for all us Americans.

  • http://ordy@fedtel./net Eric g

    The democrats won the election ,So it is now their turn to try a few things . I agree with the republicans on smaller government , and following the constitution more closely . However we do have a health care crisses . It just plain costs more than we can aford to pay ! What would we do with people that lost their insurance and cant pay their medical bills . Would they be able to get strong pain relievers , so the neihbors dont have to hear their screaming , if their death is painfull . Seems to me this could and most lickley will happend to most of us . I havent heard any of the good proposuals coming from the opponents of the public option . What are the other more sensible options ? Would we all just get intervianoious injections for free if our money is all gone ? But that again would be socialism if its free . I shot my old dog after she laid and cried all nite long . Maybe this could be handled better at the county or state level . I understand most of us die broke ,And insurance is not paying even half of our medical bills right now . The government is paying over 50% of all health care costs right now ,inspite of the fact 85 % of us have insurance .

    • Cathy S

      You shot your old dog? What kind of an ass are you? Too cheap to pay a vet to euthanize her/him?

      • JeffH

        Could have let PETA do the job! NOT! Don’t loose your pantyhose over it. Out in the country it’s common to shoot dying pets. It is just as humane as euthenasia.

    • JeffH

      You can’t fix Health Care overnite. The Government can’t run themselves much less run healthcare. Big government is the first problem that needs to be solved, along with getting Americans back to work and the econmy going. Fix those things first, then lets put some realm unlobbied, thought into fixing the health care problem.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      If you really think this socialized health care will be free or cheaper, think again, unless your one of those who live on the government handouts, like welfare and food stamps. This may very well benefit the guy on the porch drinking 40′s all day, refusing to work because the government rewards his bad behavior by giving him weekly unemployment checks and food stamps. But for guys like me that work, its going to cost me more, a lot more, and any of you working its going to cost you more. It is laden with hidden fines and penalties that are going to hit 80 percent of the people. Its just the lefts way of redistribution of wealth, so that those that dont want to work, or those who chose to have 7 kids with 5 different men can get this stuff free. What a crock. Plus, there is the added dimension, that everything the government runs, ends up bankrupt. Sorry, I dont want them touching this and ruining it. And they will.

  • Communist Hater

    hit a nerve did I(words removed)

    • Maryland Mom

      McCarthy is that you?!? hahahahahahahaaaaaa

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Your like school in the summertime, you know, NO CLASS.

  • Communist Hater

    HMCUSN Ret Yep………

  • DaveH

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
    You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

    ……Abraham Lincoln

    • Sharon

      The biggest transfer of wealth just happened in 2008 under the Bush administrations watch- with less regulations- lower taxes- the private sector free to do want it wants- 13 Trillion dollars of our hard earned money- Why is it ok to have socialism for the rich? Corporate greed is what took over America’s Middle Class-

      • Maryland Mom

        Indeed!!! Well said Sharon!

      • American Citizen

        I see you’ve bought into the liberal mantra.

        • Maryland Mom

          Libral Mantra? OMG! Hello AmericanCitizen’s mind? Please open up and let some fresh thoughts in…and more truth while your at it!

          • Wayne Keel – V Vet

            Hey Maryland Mom, Are you sure Marilyn Manson is not your wife? Does your head spin around when you see a cross or hear the name of Christ, like that girl in “The Exorcist”?

      • DaveH

        Wait a minute. First you Liberals claim government grew under Bush (it did). But then you say regulations decreased. You can’t have it both ways.

        • American Citizen

          It’s called revisionist history which they are good at using.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        If your trolls tell you so.

        • JeffH

          Beberoni, I like your style.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      You mean to tell me, that the lefts plan of trickle up economics dont work? Uh-oh, now what they gonna do?

    • Joe Green

      Thank You. You are 1000% right. WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES FOR US WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING FOR OURSELVES, WE BECOME WEAKER AND THE GOVERNMENT BECOMES STRONGER. THAN ONE DAY WE WAKE-UP WITH ALL OUR FREEDOMS GONE AND LIVING IN A POLICE STATE!

      • DaveH

        A poor police state. The real irony is that most of the people who aren’t skilled and longing for the trough are going to be the poorest.

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      “You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.”

      Yes we know you obviously don’t believe this since shaniniqa represents all of the poor people in the country who are too lazy to work.

      I’m tired of pwning you two knuckleheads. I really am.

      • JeffH

        You said it, not me. LOL! Some of us are smart enough to see through shaniquas comments. You, my fine feathered parrot, are blinded by the light! To think, BA believes he is smart. HA! The jokes on you fool!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And now that Im thinking about it since Mom has gotten me so off track, Ill bet old B.O. cant dance, sing, or shoot the three. Yeah, its kind of like that.

          • libertytrain

            Beberoni – ignore her, she’s just another one of eye’s creations.

  • Communist Hater

    Like I said – Maryland Mom, first let me say “your poor kids..”, Second: ACORNE,ie Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Dead People, Communist (Democrats and Liberals)and 99.9% of black people voted for this poor excuse of an Anerican just because he is Black, he is a racist (Jerrimiah Wright) to the core and a bona fide communist ie Frank Marshall Davis (his mentor) yes we are waking up and your days are numbered Maryland Mom – just sayin……….

    • denniso

      You’re certainly a hater!!I can see it makes you proud, just like a little kid bully.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Seriously, I gotta know. Is it crack or angel dust your on?

      • DaveH

        Don’t be so hard on her Beberoni, she is only nine years old.

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Dave H,

          LoL Perfect!

          Fed Up Gal

    • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

      Please march on the capital with all your big guns and take back the country by force. I would love to see you try.

      I know it’s hard for you to believe, but ideologies like yours is why we need government and partially why government keeps getting bigger.

      I know it’s hard for you guys to understand that when you act very badly, it makes government stronger. More restriction. Think of government like a chinese finger trap.

      • JeffH

        Oh c’mon BA. You and denisso have been in the corner hudling about you next move. Give it up already! Guns and violence? Get real! Be careful of your own shadow, it might be a rightwing gun totin’ redneck. Only in your mind!

      • DaveH

        Government keeps getting bigger because there are too many like you who see evil everywhere but can’t take the blinders off to see that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
        It’s so obvious to me that when you take productive workers out of the economy and put them to work regulating that economy, there are going to be fewer goods produced and fewer services provided.
        Government employees are generally not only non-productive but they often are negatively productive. That is, they interfere with the productivity of others.
        Government growth produces economic decline. If you were as smart as you think, you would do a search on ‘economic freedom’ and start reading.

  • Sonny

    Take $500 billion from Medicare, do away with Medicare advantage programs, raise taxes give amnesty to 12 to 20 million illegal aliens I’m sure this will create more jobs and stimulate the economy, arn’t you? Obama is a socialist and he has quiet a following in congress. He’s taking from the elderly, using the young to finance his programs. Our grandchildern will be paying for this long after we are gone and we have some people who agree with it. Wake up America, we are losing our country. Correct this situation in 2010 and 2012.

    • http://LibertyAlert c mott

      I AGREE………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      “He’s taking from the elderly, using the young to finance his programs. “

  • Maryland Mom

    I’m going back to work (guess you guys are sitting at home or are you still at your moms?) Then I will be going to teach my higher education course…I will be discussing this blog with my students…

    • libertytrain

      Poor kids.

      • Maryland Mom

        If ignorance is bliss, (Words removed for offensive content)

    • Maryland Mom

      And BTW it’s Maryland Mom – MD! That’s Dr. Maryland Mom to you! You can say what you will but you’re showing your limitations.

      • libertytrain

        Maryland Mom – it seems you’ve displayed your limitations to us.

        • Maryland Mom

          I’m the Majority…and you’re not! haahahahahahahahahaaaaa! You are on the losers side boys! Get with it or get out! hahahahaaaaaa!!!

          • libertytrain

            Maryland Mom – you’ve definitely proven your brilliance to us. I wish you well.

          • cr747

            maryland mom, be sure to put on your little helmet before going out because you might fall again and hit your head. shame you hurt it the first time, seems as though you have a little memory lost!!!!!!!!!!

      • Maryland Mom

        Waaaaaa!! Now you know how the rest of us felt for 8 years of Bush/Cheney….frustrating isn’t it?! Comes around Goes around…. the old way of “thinking” doesn’t cut it anymore. We will not be “going back” to anything! Forward is the only option and you can help make it work for the betterment of all or you can sit here and blog blog blog to like-minded people and do nothing!

        • libertytrain

          Maryland Mom – thought you had a class to teach?

          • Maryland Mom

            What’s a matter? Hit a nerve?!

          • libertytrain

            Maryland Mom – no, I’m fine, you said you were leaving to teach a class – don’t want those kids kept waiting.

          • cr747

            She is the kid, she forgot she just graduated from kinder garden. Can’t you tell by her bulls___.She is a big idiot just like our president.

        • Maryland Mom

          (Words removed for offensive content)… I teach night class every Monday in D.C. but thanks for your obvious concern it’s so sweet of you.

          • libertytrain

            Sorry – you said you were leaving to teach a class, and the way you wrote it, sounded like time was of the essence — hope your class goes well this evening. And I’m still fine – thanks.

          • DaveH

            Poor kids. They will wonder why they can’t get a job when every other word is Bleep Bleep.

          • Constitutionalist

            MM….It has become painfully obvious that you are just one of the many mental midgets that ascribe to the Liberal leftist agenda. If you do have a doctorate, please let us in on how an ignorant person like you can obtain(buy) one, as it is very obvious that you do not have the intellect to get one in an honest manner. If you truely do teach others, it has to be in an acorn subsidized propaganda mill that is designed to keep the dumbed down approach alive. If you can reply to this in an intelligent manner, without putting too much pressure on your vocabulary, please feel free.

          • cr747

            OH MY GOD, SHE IS TEACHING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT. MAN, I WONDERED WHERE ALL OF THEM GOT THEIR IGNORANCE.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            With teachers like you, I can see why the D.C. area is the most illiterate and uneducated place in the United States. Now dont forget to teach all the kids that Bush was evil like the devil, and that Barack is the best there has ever been, because he is black like them. You know you do to, and thats the sick part of it.

          • DaveH

            MMM MMM MMM BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

            Isn’t it funny that during the elections his middle name was suppressed by the media. Now that he’s been elected they teach the kids to chant his full name. What a bunch of sneaks.

        • denniso

          M M..I like your stuff..give these oafs hell!!

          • Robert

            Hey Denisso, I called you gutless on all the other subjects you opined on. Why not meet me at 161 St Street and Jerome Avenue so we can settle this once and for all. I’ll know you by the yellow stripe down your back. Don’t worry, I’ll just slap you for being ignorant.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Take some Midol allready will you.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Sounds more like MD….MadDog, not like any Medical Doctors I know and worked with! If you feel the need to brag, exaggerate, etc., then it would seem you’re having trouble getting your point across without those crutches.

        • libertytrain

          Fed Up Gal – I knew you’d be there somewhere to help with the silliness. Thanks.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Liberty,

            Anytime…buddy! You call…we haul…..as we used to say in the Air Force.

            Fed Up Gal

    • American Citizen

      Guess you’re going to your indoctrination class that you teach.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Make sure they read their versus from the Koran so you can teach them tolerance, ok mom?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      And therein lies the problem, that left wing liberal pacifist appeasers are allowed to instill their agenda into our youth. So in lieu of knowing that, say a kid stands up in your class, and says Jesus Christ is his Lord and that abortion is wrong but the democrats fully support it – Do you kick him out of class? I think I know the answer.

  • Shar

    God bless America. Please. Why isn’t B.O. at the Berlin Wall Ceremony? Nothing in it for him I guess. He could have sent one of the henchmen – rahm or david – they are the puppet-masters anyway. No labeling – no name calling – just reality. They are scary.

    B.O. and the henchmen twisted lotsa arms this past weekend. Even promised more $$$$ for a republican down in LA. to get him to sign onto the gov’t. takeoever over 1/5 or 1/6 of our economy. They sold their souls to AARP and AMA, too. The one medical group – medical appliances, etc. that wouldn’t get in LINE – guess what they got in this health takeoever package???? They got TAXED with the rest of us. LOL!! Don’t get mad – get even – that’s the mantra of B.O. and his henchmen.

    I ask myself – what do the puppetmasters have on the puppet and then I stumbled on the Larry Sinclair and Donald Young INCIDENTS and AFFIDAVITS on the internet. More scary. Weird. Just asking??? What is that crap??

    Knowledge without holiness is nothingness and NOTHING good is coming out of this group.

    The MAJORITY is waking up! I love it. I saw them on 9/12 and saw them on last Thursday in Washington, D.C. MAJORITY – keep the faith and take back the ballot box. Acorn will be too busy selling young women into prostitution. The YOUNG in America will WAKE UP and realize that B.O. and Rahm and David will be taking a big chunk of change out of their hides on their IRS FORMS!! They will be in shock when they see that they are going to subsidize this HUGE entitlement program. All of the illegals that BROKE our health system will continue to drag down our country with YOUR $$$$. B.O. thanks you!!

    B.O. is giving a CANNED speech at the Berlin Wall ceremony – nothing new – he can’t go off of a prompter w/o insulting someone anyway – so probably best for AMERICA that he is giving a canned speech. It was a SHORT speech – thank heaven.

    When B.O. lied about campaign funding that was the beginning for me and it has been straight downhill from there. Transparency?? And don’t we AMERICANS PAY the rent on these rooms on Capitol HIll?? Why is B.O. and his henchmen and the dems allowed to HIDE in these rooms and concoct crap while we AMERICANS pay the rent?? OH – just wondering – didya notice THAT is another lie??? Transparency?? What a joke. Uck.

    Keep writing truthful articles. PLEASE>

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Barack is too busy looking at blue prints of how they built the wall, because he would like nothing more than to build one himself.

    • Valverde

      Too bad he wasn’t at the wall. They coulda put him between two of the dominoes….

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Valverde,

        LoL Funny! Perfect timing!

        Fed Up Gal in NM

  • Mac Banner

    Talk about ignorant and unintelligent…John Boehner read the preamble to the Declaration of Independence and called it the Preamble to the Constitution…the Constitution has no Preamble. Perhaps those Republicans should spend more time reading than with their ever-lovin’s lobbists.

    • JeffH

      The Constitution of the United States of America
      Mac Banner
      The Constitution of the United States was drafted at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, signed on September 17, 1787, and ratified by the required number of states (nine) by June 21, 1788. It superseded the Articles of Confederation, the original charter of the United States that had been in force since 1781. The Constitution contains a preamble and seven articles. It also includes 27 amendments, the first 10 of which are referred to as the Bill of Rights.

    • Robert

      So what? Who cares? Obama has flubbed a few facts as well but I still listen to what he has to say. Did you bother to listen to his point of view? Not that it was right or wrong, but did you listen to his point of view? And it doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree, but did you listen to his point of view? We do still live in American and everyone has the right to their point of view. Or is that not acceptable to you? By the way, both the Senator and President show that they are human just like us and sometimes make mistakes. So what do you suggest? Tar and Feather the Senator for mistating historical facts. Impeach the President for not being 100% correct all the time. I don’t think so and hopefully many who have replied to this article don’t believe so either. Now that liar, Barney Rubble (nee Franks), he should be tared, feathered and impeached. Outright lying is a lot differrent that making an honest mistake.

  • Happy

    Great article Mr. Bob. I hope more people are waking up to what is REALLY going on in high places in this country.

  • http://longsand@comcast.net Huelan Sanders

    You do vote and I am counting on you to help vote out all ( ALL ) of the existing House and senate, plus the so-called president and his carzs

  • Cathy S

    Just a quick comment…maybe more later.

    I understand what Bob is saying about the education system. My 17-year-old niece didn’t know how many states we had in this country! She said they don’t teach much history. And then when I actually heard some lady comment on “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?”…regarding Ben Franklin…”Oh, he’s one of my favorite presidents.” Uh…you just made an ass out of yourself on national TV. Then again…some watchers probably didn’t even know that was incorrect. :( Unbelievable!

    • American Citizen

      The other night a middle school principal on there said the capital of India was Bangladesh. The ignorant teaching the ignorant.

      • Maryland Mom

        Mac Banner this fits in right here…..Talk about ignorant and unintelligent…John Boehner read the preamble to the Declaration of Independence and called it the Preamble to the Constitution…the Constitution has no Preamble. Perhaps those Republicans should spend more time reading than with their ever-lovin’s lobbists.

        • DaveH

          The Constitution has no preamble? Duh.
          http://www.cato.org/pubs/constitution/constitution_en.html

          What’s a Lobbist?

          • JeffH

            DaveH, right again! TY

        • JeffH

          We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Huh? Thats wierd. I dont see them writing back. Whats going on here? Did the truth kill them?

          • JeffH

            Like I said earlier today, they’re running for cover waving a white flag. It started when somebody posted the comment “keep some powder dry” or somethin’ like that.

  • Doug

    After reading maryland Moms ignorant comments I now why washington D. C. has the worst school msystem in America.

    • Maryland Mom

      Oh my use spell check….! funny!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Heys moms, didt huked on fonics wurk fur u?

  • Red blooded American

    I am so glad to see so many informed folks. I am one of the middle class who believes in our country and everything it was built upon. Bob hit it on the head and I was not surprised to learn MM was a teacher. The rich that so many hate are the only ones who can build this country and provide those cherished sought after jobs. Every dime you take from them in taxes is another job that will not be provided when they choose to move their companies overseas or just shut it down because they can only sustain themselves and not others. It is comforting to see so many people that did learn the history of our country before it was changed due to political correctness.

  • http://personalliberty.com True Patriot

    I know everyone has a right to speak but I think there should be an exception here on this blog. The Black woman from Maryland obviously has a huge chip on her shoulder which means we have to read a lot of crap that that stems from her personal problems instead of staying on task with the countries problems. That being said, the problems I’m refering to with the country are: We still hang on the worn out system of party politics, greed and the hatred of the middle class coming from the elite that pull the strings of the political puppets of this country and others have No party affiliation! Obama, Bush1, Bush2, Clinton, Carter it makes no difference what their party affiliation is or was they all still are or were dancing to the same puppet master. I don’t harbor any more ill feelings for Obama than I did for George Bush senior or junior other than they will never have their own game plan which will benefit the people of this country, there agendas which are obviously scripted will only benefit the ones in control! The other problem with the country is the lack of free thought, the people of this country rely too heavily on what they are fed by the media rather then using their own common sense to figure things out! If they would take the time to study History and find out things like what Woodrow Wilson did to this country or what Roosvelt did during WWII they could actually form their own opinions about current events! I agree that the public education system is controlled to dumb us down because if we ever actually learned what we should know about our history we as a people would revolt! To everyone on this blog please try to keep as much of your personal life out of this blog as possible and keep more of what is important and unselfish on it. Thanks

    • Maryland Mom

      Are you kidding me? The Black woman from Maryland obviously has a huge chip on her shoulder which means we have to read a lot of crap that that stems from her personal problems instead of staying on task with the countries problems. There is not much you can say after a statement like that…. wow You need to turn your head to the far right and you will see the biggest chip on a shoulder… True Patriot… I love how these ultra conservative right wing extremist give themselves such noble titles…ha…what a joke!

      • http://personalliberty.com True Patriot

        Gee, I can’t believe you didn’t swear in your response maybe you are making progress in your war on immaturity! Way to go Maryland Mom!

      • DaveH

        Talk about prejudice and hyperbole. Poor kids.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Again, I got 10 to 1 she goes into class and tells them about the dumb crackers she is setting straight. I know its true, I see right through her type.

    • LocalYokle

      You’re on the right track True. Many are trapped in the media created blame game with five new classifications to replace patriot and traitor. Some even crow about alma mater brain washing but few will give up the futile party blogging to persue free worthwhile education on the internet before it gets erased by those dedicated to to protecting the reputation the family name.

  • Kim

    HA! HA! Carrie got Caught!

    It’s ok that she doesn’t believe in gay marriage, and it’s ok she took racy photos and made a x rated video. But what makes it all so funny is how she took on the role of Miss goody Two Shoes family values for fox News and now she’s found out to be just as bad as everyone else that she has been preaching against! This is GREAT!

    Published: November 9th, 2009 10:05 EST
    Can It Get Worse For Carrie Prejean? Her Mom Saw Sex Tape!
    By Robert Paul Reyes

    “Former Miss USA, Carrie Prejean`s mother was present at a screening of her daughter`s solo sex tape.
    The graphic home video, which left Carrie`s mother aghast, was screened by Miss USA pageant lawyers to dissuade Carrie from pursuing her $1 million lawsuit against the organization, reports TMZ
    Carrie, initially denied it was her in the video, saying, `that`s disgusting.`
    However, when the camera turned to her face, showing it clearly, she turned to her lawyer for consultation.”
    http://www.sawfnews.com/Gossip/61038.aspx
    Carrie Prejean`s litany of sins are almost too many to mention: Failing to fulfill her contract with the Miss USA Pageant, posing topless, making an X-rated sex tape, and hating on gays and lesbians.
    The born again beauty has been exposed as deceitful and hypocritical, and she has made herself the laughingstock of the country. Every office wag worth his salt has at least a couple of Carrie Prejean jokes in his repertoire.
    But when you do wrong, your actions always have unfortunate consequences for others. I can only imagine the humiliation and anguish that Carrie`s mother suffered when she saw the video of her daughter pleasuring herself. It would be bad enough if Carrie`s mom had seen her daughter`s X-rated tape in the privacy of her home, but she saw her skanky daughter`s sex tape in a room full of lawyers.
    I wonder what will be Carrie`s excuse? The wind forced my legs open? I was only 17 at the time? I uttered “Jesus” while I was, um, pleasuring myself, so the whole thing was a spiritual endeavor?

    • JeffH

      Kim, Carrie Prejean got caught? Wow, that really effects this discussion. You better get back to your Jerry Springer because you might miss something you’ll want to report to us later.

      • DaveH

        She was allegedly a teenager.
        http://gawker.com/5401083/carrie-prejean-explains-the-real-reason-tmz-didnt-post-her-sex-tape-its-underage-porn

        Who amongst us hasn’t done some crazy sexual things when our young hormones were surging? It is so disingenuous for the left to make a big deal out of this when they promote men putting their pipes in someone else’s sewer.
        And ‘Hypocritical’? Nobody is allowed to grow and change their lifestyles without being labeled a hypocrite?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Really. I know I did tons of dumb and stupid things growing up, and Im not ashamed of them anymore. They made me who I am today. A wise man learns from his mistakes. A fool repeats them. This girl who lives in a glass house shouldnt be throwing stones, should she?

          • JeffH

            …and her next appearance will be with the T&D Follies in the live showing of Venus Vixens…

          • JeffH

            Kim’s next appearance that is.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Im thinking you are a little uneducated here. You see, being born again, means you recognize that your a sinner, and youve lived a sin filled life, and you have recognized it wrong, and you accept Jesus as your Saviour, and all these sins are washed away. So dont think that because someone is a Christian, that there arent skeletons in the closet. You see, Im a Christian, and Ive got enough skeletons to stock 40 halloween parties, ok. Ive done about everything wrong a person could ever do, but that was before, and those are washed away and forgotten, except for by people like you who arent as forgiving as my Father in Heaven. Kapish?

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Ok, Perez H….I mean Kim…………………and the point to your comments are related to the discussion at hand……exactly HOW?

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        So why does Kim feel threatened by her? Why is she so jealous of her?

  • American Citizen

    I just read today that Michelle Obama has a staff of 22 people to take care of her wants and whims. The only other first lady who had more than one since Mamie Eisenhower was Hillary Clinton who had 3.

    • American Citizen

      I forgot to add their salaries add up to over a million and a half dollars.

      • LocalYokle

        That may be comparable to Nancy’s 747 tax paid bill for her weekly non stop round trip to work. $120,000/week for fuel alone plus crew and maintenance. You do the math.

    • Maryland Mom

      If it’s in print it’s the truth – ruth! ha!!! I swears its the troof! ha!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        It cant be mass reported in the press though, it would be racist to report the truth about her and Barack. Cant do that.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      But youve got to take into consideration, that Barack and Michelle are above reproach. You cannot say or accuse them of anything, or I guarantee you, you will be labeled a racist. Sorry, its 2009 and thats the facts of life these days. Just like the muslim terrorist who went off at Ft. Hood. All those in charge knew who he was and what he was, and they looked the other way because of what he was. Now innocent people are dead, and the blood is on their hands. Its time we start calling a spade a spade, and before you all call me racist, lets call a heart a heart also. There, feel better. I shouldnt matter what color, race, or religion someone is, if they are doing wrong, they are doing wrong, and need to be called out on it. However, do the the liberals philosophy of political correctness that they have installed in this nation, only the whites and the Christians are allowed to be slandered, chastized,prejudiced against and persecuted. Just the facts. Oh I forgot, you can do this to the Jew and the Catholic also. All others are off limits.

      • JeffH

        Beberoni, ou have said what many think. Thanks for being honest.

  • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

    Another pesky question for the “educated class” that knows best:

    If private industry runs the health racket… er I mean health system better than a public authority and none of the bills mention anything about forcibly removing the private sector whatsoever, why are they opposed to a public option to compete with when obama has already stated 99*10^12 times that he wont sign a bill that isn’t deficit neutral?

    Hell, if private industry is SOOOO talented with their viagra, cialis, livitra ads every 20 seconds on tv, and they can run insurance better than “gubmint”, what are these cowards so afraid of?

    Here is another one for the “educated class”:

    I’m really curious to know why you care so much about the insurance industry? Have you paid your premiums recently?…. And you’re perfectly content with what you are paying?… Have you bought any kind of medicine whatsoever lately?… You’re ok with paying 100-300 for a 30 day’s supply of pills? Oh, and you must be ok as well with the ceo’s taking in upwards of 40 million a year, whilst they give you absolutely nothing for your money, right?

    Does any conservative here have anything real they want to add to this debate? I’m still waiting for the republican health reform proposal…

    “Do what thou wilst” is not a solution! That’s from the satanic bible btw, so don’t tell me it is “free market” geniuses.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Ok Pal. Im opposed to public option, because of Line 16, page 96, section 213 under Insurance Rating rules. Which states that a monthy abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government run plan. The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account, and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.”. So there, how do you like this knuckleheads response? You can pay for this, Im not. They can lock me up first, because I wont do it.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        Good response. Yes our politicians are complete idiots for even putting anything regarding abortion in the bill. This applies to a trivial amount of people that this clause would apply to. The majority of the U.S. population would be disturbed that their taxes might be used to perform abortions.

        So, besides the supposed abortion problem, what else?

        (I say supposed, because I haven’t read that part in the bill yet and republicans have a long track record of distorting the truth.)

        I will read it tonight before I go to bed.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          For me Bruce the what else would be, if nothing else, that going on the governments track history of running big money things, you know, social security, medi-care, medi-caid, U.S. Postal service, the public school system, where they all are broke and bankrupt, or on the verge of it, that sorry pal, I do not trust them even thinking about touching this. It will end up in shambles if they do, guaranteed. You will lose most the good doctors, and the future doctors wont be there, because they are not going to invest that much schooling for the little reward that will be there. We will in fact, over time, end up with third world type medical care. I really dont want to watch and see it. Just look at the facts of what they have done with the things they have ran. You really trust them running this? Oh yeah, the national deficit, they run that also. Sorry, I cannot trust them running this. Can you?

    • LocalYokle

      Study the statistics on fatalities caused by wrongly prescribed fixes done only in clinical circumstances You’ll have to guess how many are not included because no claim of negligence was filed. Then look at the annual charges for surgical and hospital fees in any field. IT IS FINANCIALLY A HUGE INDUSTRY.
      Now you’re ready to understand why the malpractice insurance costs paid by doctors is transfered to the patients the same way any business passes on it’s tax burden to it’s product or service fees and thereby to the consumer.
      Then observe how thorough the big pharmas are at suppressing all information related to the natural (cheap) medicine and development of patentable derivatives of these non-patentable substances used for for thousands of years world wide. Merging of the giants is in progress preparing for the cornucopia provided by absence of competition and the takeover of all natural supplements.
      Prevention is taboo in all mass media where pharma advertising is king. Every media relays on it’s advertising base. Rates vary with subscription or video attendance. Now guess who ultimately pays for the ads. Think prevention before you get priced out of the system.

  • JeffH

    Maryland Mom, initials MM? Bet you let your classes sing:
    Barrack Hussein Obama MM MM MM!
    Barrack Hussein Obama MM MM MM!

  • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

    So far you knuckleheads are 0/3 in answering my questions…

    What does that say?

    • DaveH

      Ok, duh, I’ll try to the best of my ability.
      How can any private company compete with the government? When private companies price their services too cheaply or they don’t operate efficiently they lose money and go out of business (unless they promise to vote for Obama and get handouts). When the government prices their services too cheaply or operates inefficiently, no problem, they just raise taxes or borrow the money.
      And deficit neutral? Obama just says whatever sounds good and you Liberals eat it up because you see visions of sugarplums dancing around the trough. How is he going to pay for the Trillion dollar health care package? The government is already operating in deep deficit. So he must either raise taxes or mandate the costs to the states.
      I don’t have health insurance; never have. I could care less about the insurance industry. To buy health insurance is to bet against the odds that you will suffer misfortune. The only way you win is if you suffer much greater health problems than the average person (if you can call that winning). Plus, you have to deal with that pesky middleman interfering with your doctor/patient relationship. Also, since people perceive that their subsequent medical care is free or cheap they will obviously consume more of that service which leads to a shortage of health providers (thus rationing) or increased costs.
      Those negatives will be magnified greatly if disinterested protected government workers are controlling the business.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      My response was printed above for some reason.

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        Yes you may have a good argument, but hypothetically speaking, people that would actually have the nerve to use public funds for their abortions represent .0000000000000000000000000000000001 percent of the public. Even if the abortion services are used for a victim of rape, which I’m sure is what they put that in the bill for, too many things can go wrong with that situation. If it’s in there it will definitely get purged, so don’t just keep opposing reform for no reason after they purge it.

        If you are a true patriot, you wont be OK standing by while the health industry wipes out the other 99.999 percent of legitimate American citizens just because they got sick one time.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Oh right Bruce, Im sure thats what they put that in there for. Are you kidding me? Are you serious? Come on man, who do you think your talking to, Maryland Mom’s class? Gimme a break.

        • DaveH

          I think you’re going to need to go in for a proctoscopy soon Bruce. You surely have done some damage pulling those figures out of your butt.

    • JeffH

      DaveH, why has BA avoided your response?

      • DaveH

        Shhh, don’t alert him. I’m afraid he is going to make me look bad with his superior intelligence.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          No, its because he’s got cranalanalitus, and it isnt pulling out his fingers that hurts him.

          • JeffH

            Beberoni, I just reread your comment and slowly pronounced cranalanalitus and just busted up again. That is a golden one for sure.

  • Russ E

    We the People
    Is it ignorance or greed.
    Representation without taxation.
    Any one who receives a largess from the government, (welfare,foodstamps, housing Subsidies, etc) should excuse
    themselves from the voting booth. The reason, conflict of interest. When a judge is assinged a case which he is personally involved in, he has to excuse himself. Was it the Greeks experiment in democracy
    failed because the citizens voted themselves money from the treasury. We are supposed to be a republic, but when
    our representatives regress to nothing more than a surrogate,(?Thief) our republic is lost.

  • Maryland Mom

    JeffH says:
    November 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    Maryland Mom, initials MM? Bet you let your classes sing:
    Barrack Hussein Obama MM MM MM!
    Barrack Hussein Obama MM MM MM!

    Need I say more? Sheer genius!

  • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

    I’m still waiting free market geniuses….

    What’s your answer?

    That’s what I thought….

    • DaveH

      I responded above. Here is a debt clock. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for your greed.
      http://usdebtclock.org/

      • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

        “When private companies price their services too cheaply or they don’t operate efficiently they lose money and go out of business”

        OK, What happens when the opposite happens and there is nobody there to stop them from pricing their services too expensively? When they have the monopoly and have clearly fixed prices?

        “When the government prices their services too cheaply or operates inefficiently, no problem, they just raise taxes or borrow the money”

        Oh, really? So that’s what has been happening huh? Please do a better job paying attention.

        http://www.justicenewsflash.co…..22780.html

        And since you geniuses love to poke at the best shipping service out there.

        http://www.kbtx.com/money/headlines/41593077.html

        “How is he going to pay for the Trillion dollar health care package?”

        He isn’t going to pay for it. I am, and others like myself who aren’t stingy selfish pricks. Most humans in this country would be more than happy to pay for health insurance and chip in, even if they only see a doctor once every two years like me. I’d be more than happy to pay 60 bucks a month, if it means stopping people that buy my stuff from going bankrupt from the health racket so some schmooze exec can rape 50 million a year and actually believe he worked for it. Understand the mutual relationship between countrymen now?

        “Also, since people perceive that their subsequent medical care is free or cheap they will obviously consume more of that service which leads to a shortage of health providers (thus rationing) or increased costs.”

        Yes. You have one excellent debate point here! finally. So why isn’t the conservative party working on a solution to this, instead of screaming socialism? A solution to this problem could be solved very easy. Visitation by need. A hypochondriac, would be denied visit by the doctor if it was proven he or she does not need medical care. This already happens btw. Electronic health records would play in here as well.

        Oh, one more question:

        Do you actually believe that private industry is more efficient, or less by paying execs what they pay them instead of giving it back to the people that actually do the work? or dropping their prices to make their services more affordable?

        Please, Please don’t even bother dropping the banker line and say something like “we have to pay them that much to retain their supreme talent”. I guarantee you can find talent better than what they are shelling out for under a million a year.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          No one is allowed to have a monopoly. Remember when AT & T got so big, they had a monopoly and the government made them break up. Thing is, since they did that, we all pay more for these services. Just food for thought.

          • DaveH

            Beberoni,
            ATT had a monopoly because the government gave them a monopoly. The only monopolies that have existed in history have been those that have been backed by the government.

        • DaveH

          “OK, What happens when the opposite happens and there is nobody there to stop them from pricing their services too expensively? When they have the monopoly and have clearly fixed prices?”
          Do I need to explain that to you? With your superior intelligence? You don’t buy their products. You don’t buy their services. You pool your money with the other Dumbass Liberals and start your own health insurance companies and save the country. You start your own Health Providers and give away your services for the good of mankind. Put your money where your mouth is Mr. Unselfish. We all know you can do it with your superior intelligence and all.

          “Stingy Selfish “? Sure. The problem with you Immoral Liberals is that you confuse your actions with charity.
          Charity is when you give your own money.
          Theft is when you give other peoples’ money.
          You are nothing nobler than thieves.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Dave H,

            You are right on target! The extreme Liberal Left assume they are the only ones qualified to determine where the rest of us give our money and time, to assist those in need. You are right again about the thieves “taking” others’ money….they are truly SELFISH and truly THIEVES!

            The problem is once they have a taste of “taking”…it just doesn’t stop….they will never however, “take” the road less travelled and therefore NEVER earn their way there! They promote a 365-day Halloween nightmare by consistently masquerading as angelic….Robin Hoods’. It’s beginning to look more like an absolute waste of gray matter!

            The FAIR TAX revolt is looking better and better to me! Seems fair and reasonable to me. I enjoy working and figured I would keep working past my full retirement age (56) when the time comes. I’m 53 now and I’m starting to think…I’ll need to retire, so I can really get involved with grass root efforts to affect “real” change….not this fake and felonious change….kind of like fake cheese….folks can read into that…what they like!

            Here’s a link to view info about the Fair Tax plan, for anyone who has an open mind to some possible “real” change. Dave, I know you have an open mind….this is for those who may not have found theirs yet…LoL.

            http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer.

            Fed Up Gal

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Kind of like Pam Anderson being the spokes person for PETA. She talks a good game, takes a lot of money from them to be this public figure spokeperson, but has all those millions, and doesnt use them to support this thing that she thinks everone else should support. Duh. The libs are just like that. They fly their jet across the country, hop into their limo, drive across town, then stand in front of hundreds and tell them to reduce carbon footprints by using less fuel, then they hope back in the limo, fly across country in their plane, and think of themselves as better than us. Yeah, its kind of like that.

          • DaveH

            Fed Up,
            I’m hoping that others are getting tired of the wasteful income tax system also. I have been for decades. They stifle productivity by punishing those that work hard with confiscatory tax rates. The main problem though is the out of control government spending.

          • JeffH

            Thanks for the link Fed Up Gal.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Jeff H,

            You’re very welcome. I’m no expert (yet)….but I just think either the Flat or the Fair Tax plans are both a common sense approach to taxation.

            Fed Up Gal

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Thats right Dave. If they price their product too high, then with the free market system, you give your business to the next guy that sells it at a decent acceptable price. You continually price stuff too high, nobody buys from you and you go out of business. Its that simple, so why doesnt Bruce get it? The danger comes in when the government runs stuff, and they become the sole entity to deal with, where they have you over a barrell, and there is nothing one can do. That is why we need smaller government,less intrusive into our lives. The libs want to expand it and give the government more power. Dont really understand that though. It doesnt make sense.

          • DaveH

            Free Enterprise is a scary thing to Liberals. They like to believe everything can be controlled and safe. They are the kind of people who buy $2000 worth of insurance (government) to protect against a possible $1000 loss. And of course there are a lot of them who just think they will benefit by the redistribution of wealth.

            Mexico tried redistributing their land in the early to mid 1900s which prior to that was held mostly by the elite. Most of the new peasant land owners didn’t know how to make the land productive so production suffered. And look where Mexico is today with all their government involvement in the economy.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrarian_land_reform_in_Mexico

  • swamprat

    there was an interview with a Mx prez about 15-20 years ago. He was asked what he thought of the American people. His reply was the people in America are so ignorant of what the goverment is up to by the time they realize whats going on it will be to late. Was he right? YES

  • Maryland Mom

    Hey Libertytrain, JeffH (comment removed for offensive content)

    • DaveH

      Why is it that you Liberals can rarely offer any facts or solutions? Rather you spend your time disparaging others.
      I could see you teaching grammar school children. You would fit right in.

    • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

      Come on, Maryland Mom, get with the program! If you’re going to use cuss words in these blogs, you’ve gotta be slick about it (*****).

  • Diana

    Maryland mom seems to have a problem expressing herself in an appropriate way without using foul four letter words – is that an example of poor schooling, poor church ethics, poor choices. Sad.

    • DaveH

      I guess she is adding something to the board. She is giving embodiment to Bob’s concerns.

  • Linda

    Thanks for a great article. Besides being ignorant, people are lazy. It is easy to be ignorant. You don’t have to do anything. It takes effort to seek the truth.

  • AOnceProudAmerican

    So is everyone ready for a third party??? GTBO – Get the Bums Out. It is quite obvious they have chosen to ignor mid-America. It is quite obvious they would prefer to make an egotistical extreme liberal happy than the people who put them there. We have make most of them millionairs simply by electing them into office and now they prefer to ignore what the polls indicate the majority of Americans want: NO healthcare; Secure our borders; Remove all illegal aliens and be sure they pay a waiting penalty for invading our homes, taking food, housing and other entitlements paid for by Americans for Americans and now they are taking the few jobs left; Recognize that cap and trade is a bill to help the energy companies only.. ask the scientists who are in the field. The next election let us make a list for all who voted for the folly and be sure NO VOTE is cast for them now.. vote only for those who WILL REPRESENT their constituents!! GTBO our new rally cry?? GET THE BUMS OUT!!!!!!!

    • DaveH

      We just need to get back to the Constitutionally mandated Limited Government. The rest will follow.

  • DaveH

    The funny thing here is that she thinks she’s being clever. Can anybody find any factual non-manipulative comments from Mom? Typical Liberal commenter.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Ive reviewed them with a fine tooth comb Dave. There was nothing there to be found.

    • American Citizen

      That’s because they work on their feelings. I guess we know what she’s feeling.

  • http://www.personalliberty.com Wildcat from Dallastown, PA

    Bob has hit several nails on their proverbial heads! The elected officials (who decided not to represent their constituents anymore) are not ignorant as to what they are doing. They have a severely flawed notion about most everything that has made and continues to make this country great. That group of arrogant elected individuals that Bob wrote about, (and now I am), are largely what have been identified as Progressives and, now the more clear term is Statist. Most simply do not believe the straight forward meanings of the words that comprise our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (with all its amendments) nor do they care what our founding fathers said and wrote about during the conception of this great nation and are equally apathetic about the backgrounds of our founding fathers. Regardless of their inadequacies, we must not be ignorant of their intentions (overt or hidden agendas) and we must be equally vigilant to counter their ludicrous concepts and hideous actions.

    Representative Steny Hoyer made it clear this past Saturday when he related his words about having finally made significant progress on something they have been trying to do for over 60 years! And then he went on by trying to elegantly make it sound as if nationalized or universal or government run health care was a right etc. etc. etc. Well, he has a right to be wrong. No truly educated American who can still have individually developed cogent thought and has actually learned both US and world history knows what happens to countries that have gone down this gloriously wrong road.

    I was educated as to work as an educator and still have my degree and my license however, other than doing some substitute teaching in public school systems in various states I refuse to go into that once valued profession. After graduation from college and commissioning but before entering active duty and after leaving the service is when I did my teaching. The system was somewhat deteriorating before I entered active duty and has since fallen greatly. Had I wanted to return to education after my honorable service I would have had to accept about a 100% loss in respect and a 67% cut in pay! Not to mention the added liabilities for actually demonstrating some leadership by enforcing standards in areas of conduct (student behavior) and academics (grades). After reviewing the current status of the public school system and analyzing various reports from different sources, I said, “No Thanks” and did other jobs, many which paid less until recently when I was hired by a multinational defense contractor to perform instructor like duties for US Forces here in America and around the globe.

    Below is a comment I made earlier concerning the Progressive’s significant attempt to pass their health care reform at any cost. By the way, it is far more accurate to call it a massive power grab and tax growth by the federal government in which your individual liberties and freedoms are taken more than a simple health care reform bill. It has virtually nothing to do with actual health care reform.

    I think it may not be constitutional for the federal government to require its citizens to have health insurance and then create and impose legislation forcing the preponderance of the citizens to enroll in their contrived (as well as ill conceived) universal government run health insurance plan. The liberals concept of universal health care appears to be in contravention with my life, liberties and pursuit of happiness; how about yours?

    I think even less about “cap and trade” as both these concepts are as un-American as they possibly could be.

    We need to effectively deal with these Pirates on the Potomac and do so quickly! Reflect on earlier times in American history and think about the absolutely un-American concepts to actual criminal acts these elected (Progressive) representatives have probably committed. The time to act is now!

  • http://?havenone. James C. Richards

    Satan ansked the Lord “give me the power of government (Yours) and I will force all to do the right and we will all be saved.” Such request was rejected because it took away the free agency of man.

    Unfortunately. satan has used this doctrin to destroy this country and freedom where ever found.

    What does this fool mean?

    Example:
    Everyone should be educated so we will force all the children to be educated. (Satan: We will teach them that it is wrong to steal except if you use government to do it. Once they agree to that there is no limit of the terrible things we can do that they will belive to be correct.). We will teach them that the news folks will protect them with truth. (of course we control the news but we will neglect to tell them.)

    The founding fathers were backward types and had false wooden teeth. (However had we used just one of the ideas thay gave us we would not have had the presidential messes we have had in the last how many years. The idea of the electoral college was select the brightest and best men in one’s local and send them to select the president.
    There was to be no election for the president but in the electral college. The delegates were not to be bound to elect certain persons but were

    These people always plan or lack of plan their cities etc. and we are more intelligent than they so we will save them from there ignorance by installing planning and zoning. Control, control, control.

    There are so many satanic laws out there. We are slaves but to ignorant and stupid to know it.

    Signed Ignorant Peon: JCR

    charged to discover, to the best of their abilites, the best man for job.)

  • fed up

    People, just ignore the Maryland Mom! When you allow her and her kind to engage you in retorts, you give her undeserved attention, which then causes the communication to deteriorate. Just ignore!

  • shaniqua

    Please don’t interrupt Obama. He is paying my rent, food stamps, unemployment, medicaid, and cash for clunkers. I know I don’t want to get up in the morning and go to work.

    • Constitutionalist

      Shaniqua…you truely represent the majority of the ones who voted for obama. May you rest in the fruits of your digestion.

      • American Citizen

        I think he/she is using sarcasm here.

      • JeffH

        Constitutionalist, shaniqua is just funnin everybody. You know.

        • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

          What you forgot to point out is that shaniqa didn’t get an inheritance the minute she was born, like most white people. I love how white people with loads of inherited money get cocky about their supposed success buying silver at 8 and selling it at 16 using their inherited fortunes to do it. Then, later want to go on TV and gloat about their ingeniousness.

          I find it quite interesting that most of the folks I know opposing health reform are millionaires. They are millionaires not because they have supreme skills, they are because they were in the right place at the right time and had the right connections. Nothing more. Some of them were only able to start a business because they had inherited money.

          It’s OK man, at the rate we are getting ripped off, you millionaire types will last only a few more years longer than we do before the health industry finally bankrupts you and your family and you switch sides. After there are no more people to buy goods and services because a bottle of antibiotics cost them their whole life savings, you’ll figure out why you were wrong. Keep opposing health reform.

          FYI, I have a good buddy who happens to be a die hard republican who is watching his entire savings sucked away due to his wife having a stroke. Yet, he still defends the system that is destroying his family savings, and here’s a hint. It aint the gubmint!

          Your only problem is that you’re way too impressionable. Take a look at the Jefferson papers to see what he had to say about hereditary succession. Do you think the founding fathers would be defending big health corporations and banks if they were alive today? LMFAO

          Now quit acting like an 18th century aristocrat.

          • JeffH

            Bruce Allen, you sound like a bitter racist! Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla!

          • DaveH

            “They are millionaires not because they have supreme skills, they are because they were in the right place at the right time and had the right connections. Nothing more”.
            Oh, you know a lot of them do you? Sounds like it would be pretty easy then for a smart guy like you to join them. You have no idea what any rich person has had to do to earn their money. You confuse jealousy with fact.
            Put down your can of beer and start doing some studying.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Seriously Bruce, its just that all us white people are out to get you. But I think you know that. Yeah, you REALLY KNOW that.

        • JeffH

          Gee BA niether did I, but I’m makin’ it.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Thank you dear, for coming out and telling it like it is. The truth has set you free darling. May a few extra food stamps show up in your mailbox this month.

  • Valverde

    There are two kinds of ignorance: Vincible and Invincible. Invincible ignorance is ignorance that cannot be changed because the ignorant one does not realize they are ignorant, and so, does not look for a remedy. Vincible ignorance is the ignorance of our leaders, if indeed it is ignorance at all and not simply evil. I believe it is the latter. Even if it were vincible ignorance, it would still be wrong and evil. These people know there are answers and what the answers are, at least to some extent. Yet, they refuse to address them because of self-interest. Therefore, the path they follow is evil. It is hurtful to many, many people and our leaders don’t care, for they are not even ignorant of the suffering they cause. Get rid of all those who are now governing us. That is the only answer.

  • Jesus

    The forfeiting of free will to a few smart and scheeming weezels by a dumbed down society that refuses to figure out things on their own because of self-inflicted brain loss is the result we are living today. We deserve it all!

  • Claire

    Geez—some of these posts are really hateful. I have a friend that retired early from teaching. She taught first graders. The kids were ornery, didn’t have any manners, sassed back all the time, and did not have respect for nothing or nobody. So my friend retired. To me, sometimes it appears the parents expect the teachers to raise their kids. I was raised in the ’50s and ’60s too, and my parents did not have much but we were taught to have manners and respect. We also had to study! We also said the Pledge to the Allegiance to the Flag in school every day. I lived on a farm and had chores to do before school. We were poor but life was simple and good. We had a garden almost the size of a football field and that was another chore we had to do. But we did it, and we were better for it. We grew all of our vegetables and canned like crazy. The only problem I had back then was my Dad used to hunt for deer, pheasant, and all kinds of game. I could not eat the meat. I can remember when my Dad butchered a hog, I cried and cried. I played with that hog when it was a baby pig. And then we ate him. Same thing with Queenie, one of our cows. My parents would get so angry with me! I considered the animals my friends. All in all, it was still a good simple life. Sorry for the rambling.
    Nowadays it is a nightmare for kids going to school. I am thankful my kids are grown. My son is an engineer at IDOT and my daughter is unemployed right now, she used to work for Caterpillar but was laid off. We all have to be thankful for what we do have. I still have a good life, I have a great husband, nice kids, and I am grateful. Gosh, I remember the drag races. My husband had a ’59 Chevy Impala and no one could beat him. I remember going down the blacktop out in the country near where I lived on the farm — 120 miles an hour! What memories! L & M cigarettes, PBR and drag races!
    Sure, I wish things would get better, but it will take time. All the hate in the world will not make things better. We must get along, life is too short, and one of these days we’ll be dead. And what will all this hate have accomplished?

    • denniso

      Nice post..thanks!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Well, eight years of hate from the democratic party got them elected into the white house didnt it? Doggone shame, but thats the truth. They hated on Mr. Bush, and their propaganda network outreach of ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN and MSNBC reported lie after lie, and screaming letches like Howard Dean and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Joe Biden and John Kerry and all them just spewed hatred out day after day after day, and yes, it got them elected. I hate to say it, but their hatred got them elected. America shouldnt have been so foolish to buy into the hoax.

  • D. Campbell

    I must say that I am majorly disappointed with the educational system. Perhaps it might need to be revamped from the top and flush the extinct way of teaching.

  • D. Campbell

    Ignorance is a virous.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Ignorance, is being on the left.

  • Patriot from Indiana

    Bob, great article. Our country really is being dumbed-down. We do need to get back to our constitution, but unfortunately, we have been goverened by public policy since March 9, 1933. That was when our constitution was suspended. If you doubt this, check out Senate Report 93-549. This explains why so many unconstitutional laws have been passed and why the politians ignore it. This will continue until the state of national emergency is declared ended, and the only person who can do that is the President. Even Congress does not have that authority. They have tried. Better tighten your belts and keep your powder dry. God Bless America

    • JeffH

      Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.

  • John Colley

    “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6. Enough said.

  • Larry

    All the above bad things happening to this Country are not random and
    unfortunate hapenstances–they have been systematically planned by the “New World Order” people. Our improved education system has been given to us through the UN, to the NEA, and then into the school system. The benevolent grant foundations such as the Carniege and Ford Foundations have been corupted by liberals (socialist). they do studies and come to the conclusions that they want to and then send the surey results to the media and elsewhere. All BS

  • http://rightardia.blogspot.com Middle Class Warrior

    You make some valid points, but there was no constitutional basis for invading Iraq either or the internment of Islamic insurgents at Guantanomo. Nor was there a constitutional basis for the rendition of foreign nationals off of the streets of Europe. There was no constitutional basis for the Birther lawsuits of Orly Taitz either.

    I would suspect that once the Affordable Health are Act of 2009 is signed by the president, conservatives could sue on constitutional grounds. I would be surprised if conservatives would prevail in court.

    I agree that the high school students need a better understanding of US history and civics. Some of the states that have the weakest social science programs are in the South. I might add that some of the anti-tax policies of the GOP have had a negative impact on schools. In Florida Gov. Jeb Bush insisted on an incentive program for the best teachers. During the ongoing budget crunch in Florida, these higher paid teachers were the first to be laid off.

    Our school system was corrupted by 1960s radicalism? You will have offer some facts to prove that. Often when one party loses and election, they assume that it was an ignorant electorate who caused the loss. I would contend the bad economy, the blundering of the Bush administration and a strong Democratic candidate were more important factors in the Democratic victory.

    Many Democrats like Paul Krugman have commented about the anti-intellectual views of the GOP. Krugman said the ‘party of ideas’ has become the ‘party of the stupid.’I couldn’t agree more. See http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/08/opinion/08krugman.html

  • http://www.pcelementz.com Bruce Allen

    I have another question for those quoting the bible and such.

    Where were you when bush was bombing iraq? Doesn’t one of the ten commandments say. “thou shall not kill” ?

    Why do you all suddenly pop out now and cause a raucous?

    I’m curious to know what kind of religion promotes the financial raping of the public by the health industry. I’m sure Jesus Christ would definitely approve of denying people coverage so they die off and can’t get the treatment they need. I’m so sure Jesus would be perfectly fine with the idea of profits over life. Sorry folks, that’s called a sick religious mutation that needs to go.

    Where did you guys defending the health industry go to Sunday school?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Jesus didnt need health care. He learned to rely on his Father. Man is dependant on money, not God. Big difference. I know he didnt tell the Romans with all their money to pay for peoples health care. No, he said give God what is God’s and give Caesar what is Caesar’s. Its the churches job to help those in need my friend, not the government. You guys want separation of church and state when it comes to the Christian having anything to say about government, or a cross in a public building and such, so keep the government out of the churches business also. You cant have it both ways. The church is charged by God with taking care of the needy, not the government.

      • Lynn

        SO that’s all there is to it? You can do just about everything wrong that a person can do… but it’s all instantly washed away and forgotten when you say those magic words? How convenient. You can be a jerk all week long but just drop some money in the collection plate every Sunday and everything is good in the world? Please tell me you do volunteer work? Do you give back to the community? For a friend of Jesus you’re awfully judgemental… aren’t you mowing your Saviour’s lawn with that attitude? So call me some names, do what you gotta do and just toss another dollar in the collection plate this Sunday.
        (Sorry this was mistaken posted at the bottom of the thread… it was actually a response to this post.)

        • DaveH

          Lynn,
          I have seen no evidence that Beberoni doesn’t live his religion on a daily basis. Why the attack? Live and Let Live.

        • DaveH

          And the crap about Voluntarism (not just from your statement) seems to occur whenever the Left gets hold of the government and ruins our economy. I heard the same bullcrap during Carter’s days.
          The best thing any person or company can do for the country is to do what they do best, thus being the most productive they can be, without the coercion of outside do-gooders.
          Of course, I know nothing about any of the commenters personally. But in my own life my experience has been that the people who disparage the charity of others close to them turn out to be the most selfish. I guess they feel that tearing others down somehow elevates them. They’re wrong.

          • JeffH

            DaveH, one constant in the lefty libs rant is that they always want to know what the other guy was doing about everything? They always ask the questions kinda like a jealous child. Always think they have done all the work and nobody else gives a hoot. Like duh!nniso for example, the internet snitch. Duh! is always pleading to Bob Livingston to “do something about” and reporting the “threats of violence” against the government or others. I love to tell them what they want to hear, just to watch them justify their rant. Delusions of telling me I am being monitored. Ha! It makes no matter to me or anyone else except to those that think they are above others. My god, mention anything about gods, guns or your country and you’d think a cardinal sin had been commited. Sometimes it is just too easy. They volunteer so they can brag about the good deed they did for some needy sole, we volunteer and expect and say nothing for it.

          • libertytrain

            DaveH – I do believe you made some excellent comments with this one – and I agree.

          • libertytrain

            Jeff H – “ain’t that the truth”

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Dave H,

            They just can’t stand it….they know you’re right…and it’s killing them inside!

            Fed Up Gal

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Jeff H,

            My comment to Dave H…applies to you as well: They know you’re right…..they can’t stand it…..it’s killing them inside! Just one more example of a self-inflicted/self-victimized/SELFISH Liberal Left.

            Fed Up Gal

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Thank you for asking. First, yes, I put 10 percent of my earnings in the church collection bag each and every week, the top ten percent, the best of the best. That is the starting point, you see. Then I write checks for our local Rescue Mission, and Make-A-Wish, and I sponsor people on missions. Then I myself, went to Gulfport, Mississippi three years in a row on mission trips, where I put down hardwood floors in peoples houses, roofed some, drywalled some, did mason block on others. Painted some. All for free, and I paid my own way down there, thank you. I do not act a jerk all week long, and use my relationship with Jesus Christ as a license to sin. That is wrong. And if you think my being a Christian means I should lay down and be a door mat for you, you know nothing lady. It isnt a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength. I will stand up to you and any like you trying to beat me down, and I will fight back. What, you think I should go hide in the bush and cry out for God to deal with you? It doesnt work like that. But I do pray for you and my other enemies out there, and ask my God to forgive you. He says by doing that, I basically free His hand to dump hot coals over your head. Dont believe me, read your Bible. He will make my enemies a footstool for me to rest my feet on. I fear no man, no need to. I pity some. I pity those on the left that are so blinded by hatred that they cannot see the truth. I pity those that are so blinded by the color of their skin that they think they have a free pass to do anything because of their skin color. Some have become very proud. And pride comes before the fall. See, I know Im a dummy. Just a guy. Just a meaningless vapor on this earth. Again, this last sentence, read your Bible and you will see this is true. Only thing is, is that I know it. Im nobody, but I care. Not for myself, for others. I get out of the boat, and step out of my comfort zone, and get my hands and feet dirty and help like Im supposed to, and I never once have stuck my hand out and asked for something in return. That comes from above thank you. His payment of blessing is enough. So judge me all you want, I dont care. Im just a sinner and always will be as long as Im wearing this skin on my bones. See, I know that. But at least I try to get better. At least I give someone a chance. But I wont run away from a fight. If you think that of a Christian, your wrong. You have judged me without knowing me, but I forgive you. Have a great day.

          • JeffH

            I respect you words and say thanks. Some might say you have an ulterior motive for doing what you do, and you might have, but I will bet the bank that it is a humble one.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Beberoni,

            Very insightful. Thank you for your thoughts.

            Fed Up Gal

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            To Jeff, yes I do have a motive for what I do. See, the giving was given to me first, even though I didnt deserve it. I found out in life, late, at age 40, that the only reason I was put here on this earth, was to serve others, and I was served before when He laid down His life for me. So I serve out of indebted gratitude, and when you serve others, and see the thankfulness in their eyes, and hear their tearful thank you’s that they speak, its a blessing better than being given something. At that point, one realizes they are serving the pupose they were put here for. Its that simple. Thank you.

          • JeffH

            It is what is in your heart my man…and you have a good heart. Proud to have made your aquaintance and so many other American patriots on here.

  • Fed Up Gal in NM

    Maryland Mom,

    There you go…hallucinating again. You keep going on about no one from…what YOU deem to be the leaning RIGHT offering any solutions. Some say the Peyote has medicinal properties…others say too much of even a good thing can cause tunnel vision. It might help to really read the comments before replying. For instance, Richard had some great ideas when he posted the following:

    “Richard Durot says:
    November 9, 2009 at 8:16 am
    Put conservatives from any party in office in 2010. Cut spending across the board 2% for several years. Make entitlement spending sustainable. Slow growth of healthcare spending by using competition and choice: Health savings accounts, insurance across state lines. Tort reform. Switch Social Security to individual accounts. Incentivise business: Flat tax, immediate expensing of capital investments. eliminate payroll tax, have social security paid from general funds. There are more ideas hopefully from other readers. If we don’t stop the current descent of our economy into the abyss of banana republichood it will be stopped for us by the laws of economics. This will be alot less pleasant than the above”.

    Maybe Richard was actually looking out for you…being that you’re an MD you should appreciate this one…he’s suggesting Tort reform.

    Here’s another suggestion posted by D. Campbell…and another one of my personal favorites:

    “D. Campbell says:
    November 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    I must say that I am majorly disappointed with the educational system. Perhaps it might need to be revamped from the top and flush the extinct way of teaching”.

    And still yet another well thought out suggestion, from Dave H….and I know this one will be your most favorite Maryland Mom:

    “DaveH says:
    November 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    We just need to get back to the Constitutionally mandated Limited Government. The rest will follow”.

    Need I go on…..well ….I’ll give you the benefit of doubt…with all that Peyote smoke in your eyes….you probably somehow missed all the great ideas that have been posted….including but not limited to those I just referenced.

    Say night-night Maryland Mom….Happy dreamland!

  • FF-EMT

    Wow – just – wow! I finally got through all these comments, mostly very intelligent and well thought-out. I cannot believe – well, I don’t WANT to believe – MM is a teacher! My eyes are burning from reading her comments, even though much was edited out! I sub, and I hate putting myself in the same category as that person. So, from a teacher who is not of her ilk, apologies for her total lack of class. I’m soooo glad my kids never had to sit through any of her “teaching”. And I agree that the US “education” system is worthless – that’s why I don’t teach as a profession; I just help out now & then. Excellent article, worthy of sharing far and wide. Thanks for the thought-provoking information.

  • wprune

    Bob,

    good article…I can vouch on the point of this: I graduated from high school back in 2002. I still didn’t learn a thing until now. after katrina and the last year, It made me wonder…WTF??? yes, i do work for the media and it starting to really make me think. We are screwed unless we get rid of washington dc all together. I have learned that the bureaucrats don’t care about us or the world. They just care about the money and power….I get asked this asked a lot. Is this country dieing??? I tell them, nope because it’s already dead my friend. We are walking zombies. I know it might be odd statement but its true. It saddens me that seeing this beautiful country fall to crapper by no good bureaucrats that cant do crap at all. Like i said before, the bureaucrats don’t care about us or the world. They just care about the money and power. Get rid of the bureaucrats that holds any office in dc and put in the REAL/TRUE bureaucrats. Got to wake up people…your freedom is on the line…its the truth and nothing but the truth so help me GOD.

    • JeffH

      wprune, it is good to hear that someone in their mid 20′s has the ability to see what is happening in this day and age. You are wise beyond your years and if you are willing to let your voice be heard, we can all do our part to start the change in 2010. Vote wisely and do the research. Your freedoms are at stake also. Good luck in the future.

  • Robert

    Home schooling! This is a trend that is becomming more common. It must have it advantages over public schooling since every politician is trying their damnest to make it either illegal or placed under the control of some educational beauracracy. I have a few friends who are doing home schooling in New York. They are frequently being questioned by Child Services or asked by some public educational official to provide: text materials used, subjects being taught, where in the home the schooling is taking place, how much time during the day is set aside for schooling, what measurments are used to gauge the childs level of retention and understanding, as well as a ton of other questions. Unfortunately, the kids peers are the unkindest. I can only assume that their meaness is a result of their teachers and parents bias against home schooling. I unfortunately never experienced public education. I survived 12 years of Catholic school. I did go to public college. The economics textbook that was used for the class in college was the same textbook I used as a sopohmore in high school. I did save $47.00 by not having to buy the textbook. I guess that was the upside. Did ace the class, I already had the notes on the subject. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the year I graduated, the State revoked the colleges accredidation except for their nursing school. Unfortunately I majored in Business Administration. So much for public schooling. I made a bad selection on the college to further my education. It was just convenient to go to because it was in the town that I lived in New Joisey at the time.

  • Claire

    You know, parents (myself included) should have stepped forward when things began to change within the school systems. Instead, it seemed like we buried our heads in the sand and went on about our business. We should have rebelled when they took prayer out of the schools, we should have rebelled when the Pledge to the Allegiance was removed. We should have demanded that schools be kept safe, moral, and yes, stricter. Instead we allowed the likes of Madalyn Murray (and people like her) to take over. Yes, it was ignorance and now look at us. Look at some of the teachers we have now. Some are darn good teachers and some are not. There are no incentives for good teachers. The do not get the help they deserve. The school system is a shambles and we wonder why some kids are like they are. I have always believed teaching begins at home BEFORE they start school.
    Everyone says to vote differently in 2010 and 2012–well, who in the hell is fit to be in a government office? Will I vote Democratic–NO! Will I vote Republican–NO! Will I vote Independent–DEBATABLE! I do not have respect for the politicians of America. They ALL have their hand in the cookie jar. It doesn’t matter what party–they are ALL out for themselves. We sure do not have much of a choice. There is no such thing as an “honest politician.” I am getting childish now, but it would be great to “clean house” of all politicans and start anew. It would be great to have average people in government. Why don’t one of you guys run for office? I am not being hateful, but it appears that maybe some of us have more smarts than the idiots (all parties) in Washington. Look at Lieberman, look at Arlen Specter, they bounced around and they are simply proving what kind of people they are. They could be called “traitors.” They are out for themselves! For example, look at Jindal, Cantor, Palin, Boehner, (Boner) —they shoot their mouths off and if you really stop and listen to them none of them are too smart when it comes to running public office. Have any of them come up with good ideas for the betterment of America? No, they haven’t. And NO, I am not a Liberal. I am disgusted with all of them. There is a good word for these types of people–GREED. And we as Americans are paying the price. We have been paying the price for years and years. It is to the point that we cannot blame any single party-they are all to blame and we let it happen. We voted them in.What’s fair is fair. They are all guilty for the downfall of the economy, some of the unnecessary wars, and the decline of the American way of life. I will not point a finger at any certain politician, they are all to blame. It is up to us to vote for the person we believe will do the best job. And that is a laugh–once a politican is elected they become like the rest of them–greedy and corrupt.

    • Thurman Marcum

      Claire,

      Prayers belong at places of worships,not in puplic schools.That is imposing your beliefs on someone else.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        I rightfully disagree. As a child, we prayed in school, and we cited the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, you know, One nation under God. It never caused any problems. That all started with the atheists and other small minority fringes wanting things their way, so the mass public paid for it. Not right. If we are a democratic country, lets put it on the ballot, and see what the majority thinks. I would find that to be fair. How about you?

  • Clara in KY

    What is the confusion re: Obama’s religion? Just watch him on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28. He has said many times he is a Muslim from his own mouth, not any other politically motivated person’s. He would never have gotten in office without all the Acorn fraudulent votes.

  • Bruce

    The issue is the { NEA } they need to be tossed out get the root of the problem, remove it then its far easier to fix at least this end of the game. The rest is really a total mess.

  • http://just1mansopinion.blogspot.com Mark

    Nice article, but I think I agree with just1mansopinion some of the points you raise.

  • Robert

    This is specifically for Denniso. Today we payed tribute to 13 soldiers massacared in our own country. I want to ask you this questions. Did these 13 soldiers deserve to be killed and is it our fault. Stop hiding behind your cowardly name and tell all of us what your opinion is. Just come clean, so we’ll all know what type of person you really are. God bless those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for out freedom. Now it’s up to you Denniso or whatever the hell you are. Speak up coward. Tell us how much you mourn these heros. You ain’t got the guts or the backbone.

    • Robert

      Just as I thought. Gutless! Or are you busy raising funds for that murderer?

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        They knew this killer had issues and didnt do anything because of his religious claims. Political correctness killed these guys, that were fighting to keep all of us safe. God bless them. Shame on those who knew this guy was dangerous, and were to damn selfish to step up and take action because of him being a muslim. Shame on them. Every stinking one of them that knew and did nothing. These hero’s blood is on your hands.

        • Robert

          Your’re absolutely right. And where is that gutless Denniso? What does that moron have to say. Sorry, I’m venting but that idiot is really teeing me off. Wish IT(Because we don’t know what species It belongs to) was there at Camp hood to take the first shot. I’d feel a whole lot better now. You listening you gutless spineless fake. What the hell are you, gutless?

        • Robert

          Hey Denniso. I bet you would offer your parents up for execution before you would say that the muderer at Camp hood is guilty. I’m right aren’t I you gutless wonder? Talk up idiot, you seem to have a lot to say about eveyones elses opinions. Just fess up, these soldiers died because of Bush. Right? You arrogant idiot.

      • denniso

        Robert..if I can get a word in edgewise here…and only because I’m a nice guy, since I have no obligation to answer your insulting rant. The killings at Ft Hood are a tragedy and horrible for the people and families involved. The guy is a murderer and I’m glad he is alive so he can face punishment and maybe we’ll find out what his true motive was..did he snap, is he part of a terrorist group or just a violent nut? I feel badly for the innocent victims of violence that ocurrs everyday in this gun and violence saturated country.
        Do you have any concern for the regular people killed everyday in our country? Or are these soldiers lives more valuable than a 6 yr old gunned down on her way to school?

        • Robert

          No. I had a family member in law enforcement assassinated by drug dealers. You want to preach to me? I want those bastards to die. Got a problem with that?

        • DaveH

          Denniso,
          Do you have any concern for the regular people who get killed in their own apartments or houses and have no chance because you Liberals have made it nearly impossible for people in many places to defend themselves?

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            And if denniso and his ilk have their way, none of us will have guns, except the criminals, and there will be twice as many robberies and crimes as there are now. They just dont get it.

          • denniso

            AN NNOCENT QUESTION…America has more guns in total than any ‘civilized’ nation..America has fewer restrictions on guns than almost every ‘civilized’ nation…America has higher serious crime rates than any other ‘civilized’ nation on earth and more accidental shootings and more fathers snapping and killing their entire family, and more mass murders than any other ‘civilized’ nation..what’s wrong w/ this picture? Are we just more insane than all other ‘civilized’ countries?? Are the guns helping or hurting??

          • denniso

            INNOCENT…of course.

          • JeffH

            duh!nniso! The basis of your arguement has no merit whatsoever. Based on your mindset, the automobile, knives, doctors, houshold chemicals, and human beings should be banned also! What about The Great White Shark, or illegal aliens, criminals. I vote for a ban on the leftist extemist liberal thinking “morons” like yourself because they do more damage in the US than all of the above combined.

          • DaveH

            Denniso,
            I’m proud of you for actually making a comment without personal ridicule.
            Yes, we do seem to be more violent than many countries. I can’t answer why that is. But I do know that violence increases with decreasing economies. And you can pull up articles on Australia to see that the rate of violence didn’t go down after the gun confiscations. Also, many countries have a different way of reporting their violent occurances than we do, so comparisons country to country are difficult.
            I am pretty physically powerful and still I am much more comfortable having a weapon nearby. I can’t even imagine how life must be for physically weak people who have no way of protecting themselves without the equalizing force of a gun.

    • JeffH

      denisso has always been a coward. What does a coward do when confronted?

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  • Scotch

    One’s view of ignorance is largely based on their perception of the truth. A conservative will believe many progressives to be ignorant while a progressive will believe many conservatives to be ignorant. Do you mainly watch Fox news? How about MSNBC? Is it Rush or Big Ed? If I’m unaffiliated with any political party, why should I believe your slant is the truth?

    How about a litmus test for us all? How is your quality of life based on your expectations? Is it getting better or worst? Are you being oppressed in any fashion? Do you feel there is justice in America? What about your American dream? Is it soaring out of reach? If you are a Christian, do you have the compassion of Jesus or do you want to play Rambo? Search yourself, find out where you stand and where you want to be. Then offer solutions. It’s easy to complain, but it’s a hard thing to find a solution and put it into action. I say too many Americans are sleepy with bread, cheese, beer, Ipods and American Idol. I say not enough Americans are waking up and joining their causes to peacefully force a revolution. No matter how much we just complain and sit back down in our overstuffed lazy-boys, we are still becoming serfs and puppets, but at least we can still stuff our faces with cheap food and and check out to a night of facetious television.

  • Robert

    Hey Denniso. Did you vote for Osama in November?

    • Robert

      Bet you did, you wild and crazy kid.

    • denniso

      How would I not vote for Obama??one of the brightest canditates ever, not a long time DC insider, compassionate person,smart view of the world,not a warmonger, lovely wife and kids. Mccain would have been the oldest first term prez w/ a certified nincomepoop as first in line..we’ve already had both..Reagan w/ senility and Bush an absolute incompetent and fool.Tell me, how the hell could anyone w/ a functioning brain not vote for Obama,excluding racists??

      • DaveH

        You really need to smarten up. Your comments would make potential supporters want to disagree with you.
        So anybody who doesn’t want Marxism is either Dumb or Racist?
        Only a Dumbass Liberal would say something like that.
        Name a country that practices pure Socialism (government owns all production) and has a robust economy.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        How could one not vote for him? Let me answer that. First off, when voting for someone, one should be educated about that person, such as who they are, where they are from, what they stand for, who they associate with. Very important things that tell about that persons character and outlook. So, in knowing this, being an educated voter myself, I look at point # 1. Who is this guy? No one seems to know, other than he was a community organizer, which probably meant he couldnt hold down a regular job. We know he smoked dope and did cocaine, and that he went to Africa with his muslim daddy and changed his name from Barry Soetore to Barack Obama. Not good point for an American running for office. Point # 2. Where is he from? Lots of unanswered questions there. The birth certificate question arose, and rather than producing it immediately, him and his boys said it is locked up in Hawaii and refused to produce it. Some make believe one has been shown on the web, but its authenticity has never been verified. Again, not good for someone running for the top post in the country. Point # 3. What does he stand for? In all his politicking before the election, all he divulged was to stand there and point the finger at Bush and say look what he did, and say change-change-change, without telling what his ideas were for change, other than to make his presidency transparent, allthough now it is riddled with secrecy, kind of like his birth certificate. He said he would unite the country, and truth be told, he has cause more division, not only between republicans and democrats, but between blacks and whites and hispanics and muslims. He has caused great division. Again, not good for a man running for the highest office in the land. On to point # 4. Oh yes, his associates. A racist pastor, a domestic terrorist, Saul Alinksky school of thinking, and a bunch of Chicago thugs. Again, not good for a man running for the highest office in the land. But yet all kinds of uneducated people, didnt get educated in these 4 things about this candidate, and blindly pulled his lever. Thats how they voted for him. They didnt know, because they didnt research this guy. Thus the meaning of the word “Ignorant”. It doesnt mean they are stupid, it means they are ignorant, they dont know. Me, I do know, so I couldnt vote for him. There you go. Now you know also.

        • JeffH

          Beberoni and DaveH; When you beat up somebody, you do it right. There is not one point you have made that hasn’t been expressed by someone at one time or another, oh, and you are very accurate also.

  • James Corbin

    Doesn’t make any difference how much education some people have—–
    They would vote for a communist just because he would be of their party!!

  • James Corbin

    DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE HOW MUCH SOME PEOPLE HAVE—–THEY WOULD VOTE FOR A COMMUNIST IF HE OR SHE WOULD BE OF THEIR PARTY!

  • Claire

    I agree–they knew this creep had problems, why didn’t they do something about it? To heck with his religion. This creep killed and wounded all those people at Fort Hood—he should just simply be executed, no trial, no nothing. It is a fact he was the one that did the shooting–so why go through the expense? I know, we are supposed to be a civilized country. He will probably plead insanity and be lucky enough just to get sent to prison for the rest of his life and the taxpayers will have to pay to keep his sorry self alive. It appears the justice system can be rather lenient at times. Especially with rape cases and pediphiles AND (I almost forgot) guilty politicians. Gosh, I sound mean. An eye for any eye-that is in the Bible. Another item–if a person steals, cut off a finger, if he or she does it again , cut off 2 fingers and so on. If they are stupid enough to lose an entire hand, then so be it. I betcha that would make some people walk the straight and narrow. If a person kills, then he/she should have the same ending.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Im a Christian and I feel the same way. If he felt he should take a gun and kill all these people, then the same should be returned to him. This is a reason we have such a high rate of crime and a high rate of repeat offenders, because they are set free to do it again, expecially those who have no house, no job, and nothing for the system to extract from them, so they slap their hand and set them free. It makes me sick, when I hear of a child molested, by a guy that was previosly arrested then released after 6 months or a year, or whatever. He should have never been released. He should have been handed over to guys to do to him what he did to that child, then locked up for at least 25 years. You see, I know as a Christian Im supposed to forgive, and it is really hard sometimes. Im here to say, that if I caught someone molesting a kid, oh yeah, I would sin big time, because I would beat the guy until someone pulled me off of him, and Id probably get locked up a lot longer than him. But Id do it. Sorry, I would go nuts if I saw that happening, and had the power in me to stop it, oh yeah, I would stop it. And I would make it so they dude would never be able to do it again. Right or wrong, that how it is. Maybe if the law meted out proper justice, I and others wouldnt have to feel this way.

  • James Corbin

    DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE HOW MUCH EDUCATION SOME PEOPLE HAVE—–
    THEY WOULD VOTE FOR A COMMUNIST, AS LONG AS HE OR SHE WOULD BE OF THEIR PARTY AND THEY KNEW IT WOULD SINK THE NATION!!!!!!

  • Tom Kopper

    For the entire 20th Century, America has put in and let them go for it!
    Starting in 2012, Clean house, from the local, clear to Washington! But, let us not make the same mistake! KEEP-IT-CLEAN!!!!! (ma emphasis)

    Read below!!

    545 vs. 300,000,000
    545 PEOPLE
    By Charlie Reese, a columnist at Lew Rockwell.com

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them..

    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

    Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does.

    You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

    You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

    You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

    You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

    The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

    If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red ..

    If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it’s because they want them in IRAQ

    If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

    There are no insoluble government problems.

    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

    They, and they alone, have the power.

    They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

    Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

    Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

    What you do with this article now that you have read it………. Is up to you.

    This might be funny if it weren’t so darned true.
    Be sure to read all the way to the end:

    Tax his land,
    Tax his bed,
    Tax the table
    At which he’s fed.

    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes
    Are the rule.

    Tax his work,
    Tax his pay,
    He works for peanuts
    Anyway!
    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.
    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirt,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.

    Tax his cigars,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    To tax his ass..

    Tax all he has
    Then let him know
    That you won’t be done
    Till he has no dough.

    When he screams and hollers;
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He’s good and sore.
    Then tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he’s laid…

    Put these words
    Upon his tomb,
    Taxes drove me
    to my doom…’

    When he’s gone,
    Do not relax,
    Its time to apply
    The inheritance tax..

    And Don’t Forget
    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge T ax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Sales Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    School Tax

    State Income Tax

    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax

    STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

    What in the hell happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
    Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.�

    I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!
    GO AHEAD – - – BE AN AMERICAN!!!

    • Robert

      This is the most profound and trufull statement I have read of all the postings on this site. Thank you for sharing this. I plan on coping it and sending it to all my family and friends. It defintely is something we all need to think about and make a decision on what action we need to take. 545 people. Unbelievable.

  • Lynn

    SO that’s all there is to it? You can do just about everything wrong that a person can do… but it’s all instantly washed away and forgotten when you say those magic words? How convenient. You can be a jerk all week long but just drop some money in the collection plate every Sunday and everything is good in the world? Please tell me you do volunteer work? Do you give back to the community? For a friend of Jesus you’re awfully judgemental… aren’t you mowing your Saviour’s lawn with that attitude? So call me some names, do what you gotta do and just toss another dollar in the collection plate this Sunday.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Read my reply above. But your money cant buy forgiveness. Cant be done.

    • denniso

      GOOD comment Lynn..unfortunately it’s typical of hypocrital behaviour, whether Christian or not..but a lot of Christians seem to fit the bill.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You seem to like to slam Christians denniso, but I will say this. You are right that there are a lot of hypocrites who call themselves Christians. They purport themselves to be good. They talk a good game. But they dont get their hands dirty. They dont volunteer. They arent good stewards of their resources. But they sit in that pew every Sunday. Thing about that is, you see, is Satan purposely puts people like that in Churches and in the public eye, that way he can keep people like you from wanting to become a Christian. Pretty effective isnt it? The dude has a lot of power, but only if we let him. Hypocrites are his dudes, and your darn right, they are all over. So at least you recognize that part. Now look through it, and see the difference between them, and a real Christian. Oh, and one more thing. Dont ever think or expect us Christians to be perfect. Were not. We are sinners just like you. Anyone tells you they dont sin, they are a liar. Have a good day.

  • James Corbin

    TO PUNISH THE WEALTHY WOULD BE A DISASTER! DID ANYBODY EVER WORK FOR A POOR MAN??

    • denniso

      Come on dude, think a little first! There’s a wide range of ‘poor’ people. Some dirt poor and some working poor..all of them buy goods and services, though less than you,and in the process support other working people producing products or selling services..there are ‘poor’people who actually hire workers to do things on their house or car. Your comment comes from drughead Limbaugh and is one of the bigotted lies that make up your Repub party..insulting to millions of ‘poor’ Americans..shame on you!!

      • JeffH

        duh!nniso, always waving the white flag! Give it up! You’ll never save the world because nobody want to hear your Krap!

      • DaveH

        Imagine that. A Dumbass telling someone else to think. You say you have an economics degree? Yet you can’t figure out that hard work, educated risk, and capital investment are what make an economy work?
        And the Government messes up all three. Those individuals who take the risks and work hard are deprived of their rewards by confiscatory taxes. And Big Government also deprives the economy of investment capital with their high taxes. Investment capital is what allows companies to buy the machinery and facilities to increase production. Increased production means more goods in the economy and thus lower prices for those goods.
        Like I said before, if you are as smart as you think you are then you won’t mind doing some research on the net to see comparisons of countries that have ‘economic freedom’ and those that don’t.
        My guess is that you’re not and you won’t.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Never once James, have I had a poor man give me a job. In fact, I know an awful lot of people, and none of them have either. Imagine that. Rotten rich guys giving people jobs to pay for their houses and cars and groceries, and to raise their families with. And to pay taxes with that make this country roll. Shame on those rich guys. What are they thinking?

  • Mike D

    I came from a class of 71 “sweat-hogs” and saw first hand the liberal, socialist takeover of the school sys. We had a hist. teacher who was on the up and up but was told he had to let this actual card carrying Communist hold a lecture in one of his classes. He chose us and we did not let him down. Our normal misbehaving and bad conduct was never looked upon as good for anything, except for this lecture.
    I was seated in the front row as I was one of the worst and after his first 2 paragraphs of B/S I saw in his eyes the fear of what was brewing in the back of the room. First, coins, then pencils, then rulers and finally books, that went missiling passed my head on their way to his face. The teacher FINALLY came to the rescue of this pathetic looser and used the excuse of our behavior to dismiss Mr Commy from giving his speech.

    Things have sure changed since then. My kids attitude can be seen as living testimony of the result of an agenda that I once thew coins, pencils, rulers and books at.

  • Claire

    Maryland Mom–what do you teach? I am curious.

  • http://howtogetpregnanttips.net/ CB

    for the correction,but your god Reagan grew gov’t.

  • Bill Glasser

    I think the biggest problem we have today is power and greed. My belief is our dilemma started with our dear and adored Preident, President Ronald Reagan, “the great communicator”. With the advise of renowned financial wizard, Alan Greenspan,in 1983, he started the year of deregulation with the thought the CEO’s of large corporations will create new jobs. This was known as trickle down Reagonomics. But, POWER AND GREED took over. They created 7 conglomerates that were only interested in their own power. Money didn’t mean anything as being BILLIONAiRES, they couldn’t spend all their money in ten lifetimes.I would like to think Reagan tried to do the right thing but it didn’t work. Now what do we do? Bail these Power grubbers out? These thougts are coming from an 83 year combat vet of WWII. It’s amazing to me that young people know very little of WWII and wwwhats going on in this country and the rest of the world.
    I think I’ve said enough for now. You can find me on google and type in theglasserreport.com. You will get an idea of the thinking of an old WWII vet who’s not out of the box yet.
    B.G.

  • DaveH

    This Sunday Fox news, is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9 PM Eastern. The report will go back to Obama’s earlier days, showing even then his close ties to radical Marxist professors, friends, spirituaadvisers, etc. It will also reveal detail his ties to Rev. Wright for 20+ yrs. How he was participating with this man, and not for the reasons he states! The report has uncovered more of Obama’s radical past and we will see things that no one in the media is willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember. Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday night, 8 PM. CT ; 9 PM ET. Democrat or Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to Totalitarian Socialism. If you care about the direction of our country, pass this notice on to everyone you know.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Thanks for the info, Dave. I watch Fox pretty regularly (9:1 over the MSM’s), so I’ll be sure and not miss this one!

      Fed Up Gal

  • Fed Up Gal in NM

    Bruce,

    You are truly a bigoted piece of work! What do you really know about MOST white people? Absolutely NOTHING, in my opinion! Once again, you’ve climbed up on your unearned and unstable pedestal! I would be truly offended, if it were not for the fact I know that your bitter and resentful attitude has gotten you to this point in your life!

    I am in that SO-CALLED majority you so feverishly described; white…not by choice, but more likely by (God’s) design in my opinion. My mother was the youngest child of a share-cropper. Most of her older brothers did not finish school (up to 6th or possibly 8th grade, as I recall)….rather they had to quit school to work in the fields to help support the family; still they never took …nor expected….OTHERS to rescue them. My mother’s mother died when she was 8 years old. To me, she had every reason to WANT someone to rescue her, even as she got older….but she never expected it. She completed elementary, junior and high schools….while still picking cotton….again,to help support the family.

    My parents took a loan out to pay for me to go to college (they made just enough, so as not to qualify for grants). I did participate a bit (worked part time)…but I regret to this day that I invested more time in partying and socializing than in my academic studies; I lasted 2 semesters and dropped out! I was raised in a small town with very little employment opportunity, so I had to decide (for myself) what I was going to do with the rest of my life…..live at home and mooch off of my non-wealthy and barely middle income (at best) parents, move away where I knew no one, or join the military. I joined the military and went back to college (part time) until I was at least able to obtain my Associate Degree, as well as other training certifications. It has not been easy (as you imply), there have been several pitfalls along the way…..but overall the rewards completely outweigh the obstacles. I don’t know what the future has in store, but I hope (and pray), I will never succumb to selfish ways to promote my own good.

    I could more examples, but I don’t think you will listen to anything or anyone, that does not support your “give to me….or I’ll take from you” philosophy. Suffice it to say, our society missed the boat when it decided…it is more reasonable to take from complete strangers than to step up to our own family’s plate. Families should assist their children, siblings, parents, etc., when in need. The operative words are “assist and need, as opposed to raise for a lifetime”….not forcibly take from others….because one may not want to take from his/her own pocket to help those in their own family.

    As I’ve stated in a previous post……it is very disingenuous to use past wrong doings to reflect what may or may not be occurring today. You seem to be the one trying to TAKE from OTHERS, to create your own kind of aristocracy!

    • JeffH

      Fed Up Gal in NM, good for you, the end always justifies the means. How else would you be where you are today? Win, lose or draw, you are a success in my book.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Jeff H,

        Thank you for your kind comments. I’m starting to think that Bruce Allen, Maryland Mom MD (Mad Dog), Duh!nniso, and EYES have all been attending the same meeting of the mindless. Not to sure about Cindy L…..the jury’s still out on this one!

        Fed Up Gal

        • JeffH

          Fed Up Gal in NM
          CindyL’s style is the closest but it is her conservative statements that have me a bit puzzeled. That is what I would do though to suck ‘em in then drop the hammer.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH – they are the same. Maybe she’ll stick around with one name for a while – the others “disappeared” for now but I’m sure she’ll bring them back on occasion – I can’t quite figure out the need to develop a support system of so many names? Kind of demonstrates an incredible insecurity about their thought process and belief system – Somehow seem to think they/she/he can subtly “trick” us into “seeing the light” they see.

          • JeffH

            LT, it is eyes, hiding from reality. It shows a total lack of confidence when someone is so desperate to participate they are willing to sacrifice their morals, even a little, rather than be who they really are.

          • libertytrain

            JeffH- well said, and of course, I agree.

          • eyeswideopen

            JeffH, I am laughing my ass off, you and the rest are so paranoid. I only post under eyes. But I guess I should be proud that I have had that kind of impact on all of you, that you are seeking me out when I am not around.. Too funny. LMAO and hands clapping heartily.

          • libertytrain

            eyes, nice try.

  • KerryM

    We should have to pass a test to be allowed to vote.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Kerry M,

      Only problem is, the FAR LEFT LIBS….would just “dumb” down the test!

      Fed Up Gal

  • JeffH

    libertytrain, I like art of all type, even though I don’t have the patience for it. My mother was an accomplished artist that put her skills on hold while she raised 4 boys. She studied in Berkely early on. She got back into it around 1970, first with water colors, then pastels, onto stained glass, oil painting and retired with ceramics.
    Around 1971-72 she had the only pastel portrait accepted in the California State Fair in Sacramento. When she retired, she learned ceramic, making many dolls, including painting and firing the faces and hand sewing the clothing they were dressed in. She also donated them to fundraisers for her senior center, a miniscule community in the gold country called North San Juan on Hwy 49. She passed away at the age of 68, but the best gifts I ever recieved from her was her artwork, proudly displayed on the walls of my home.

    • libertytrain

      JeffH – I think I would have liked her – I had to wait till the kids were a little older – but when I decided to do this work, I would work late at night after chores were done – I worked full-time at a place I hated – it was tough but I managed to accomplish what I wanted because I really wanted it. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and it was worth every minute of the effort involved to get to this point. And, like your Mom did, it’s nice to know so much of what is me is all over this Country and several countries in the world – not to mention my kids houses as well.

      • JeffH

        libertytrain, is there a link to visit your work? I’d like to view it very much.

        • libertytrain

          JeffH- of course, there is— but given some of the people we’ve dealt with this week – I would not feel comfortable giving it out at this moment. Perhaps a little later on – I’m not going anywhere — I wish I could – but I’m sure you understand.

          • JeffH

            libertytrain…here is a secure way to reach me, just click on the link: gunbroker.com/
            im the upper r/h search box put in the numbers
            that is my sale…scroll to seller: Ask question of seller
            you’ll know what to do from there.

            look forward to it and thanks

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Liberty,

        I’m not sure what order this message will post; some of the responses don’t have a “reply” option….soooooo I guess it’ll be in the list somewhere. This is in response to your reply to me today (12 Nov, 5:39am).

        Ok…..really now………you are never going to let me live down the “artsy-fartsy” comment…are you? Oh well…I probably deserve the jab here….so I’ll just step up to my own accountability plate….LoLLLLLLLL.

        I was really just kidding about teaching me art…..unfortunately, I don’t have much of an artistic flair, but I do admire those who have invested their energy into something creative….and I appreciate your offer to help.

        Actually, you did provide me with some useful insight here…when you said “so just start – start thinking of what you really enjoy in the art realm and have at it”. I’ve been so busy most of my adult life just trying to earn a decent living, pay my own bills, help others when I can….that I’ve probably missed opportunities that may have passed right in front of me…because I’ve had no plan (related to art). My neighbor is an artist; does sculpting and ??? diffraction ??? pieces, as well as other types of art. He’s a good neighbor…he’s home when I’m at work…so he kind of keeps his eyes peeled…to watch my property when I’m at work….really a good guy! He’s also one of US (conservative, but converted after years of brainwashing and conspiracy efforts by the Liberal Left….his description…not mine….LoL). Wow….until now I pretty much thought “artist” was synonymous with Liberal Left……I’m happy to have [apparently] been so wrong about that!

        Fed Up Gal

        • libertytrain

          Fed Up Gal – hey – I’ve used “Artsy Fartsy” for years — I just felt like I found a kindred spirit when you used it. I didn’t think you were too serious – but it is hard to find time to do a few things we like to do in the midst of all the chaos. I paint with mostly acrylics – and of course, like all these artistic types – experiment with other mediums as well. I’ve enjoyed creating my owns baskets and can see why they do that as therapy – it really is calming (that would be more of a hobby that I don’t get to do)– the libs should try it. I love clay as well but again, just for fun. I think most artisan types are liberal – not all —- But I’m not into hanging out with the artsy types – they do seem to need to keep together perhaps to encourage each other – I have no idea.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Liberty,

            Yes….I think you may be right about kindred spirits. What an odd, yet kind of refreshing way to connect with people who share similar beliefs and values. Since your previous post, suggesting I just start thinking of what I enjoy in the art realm….I have given it some thought and may actually make some type of art lesson or art project my New Year resolution…..thinking of either pottery sculpting or jewelry making. So, you may have helped someone you’ve never even met. How neat is that?! Thank you, Liberty.

            Fed Up Gal

          • libertytrain

            Fed Up – good for you – I love to hand-build pieces with clay and your area just lends itself to it (Remember though kiln/clay costs, glazes etc can really add up) – Jewelry – seems always to be a great seller at shows however I don’t wear jewelry – I love looking at it, but it always gets in my way when I work on stuff so just am not in to wearing it. But go for it if it catches your fancy. Approach whatever you choose as a hobby and enjoy it. I never approached it as a hobby – so it’s work but enjoyable work.

  • Concerned in San Antonio

    Our nation is at war, both in and out of country. We are faced with the most fearsome responsiblities and decisions that this world has ever known. There are more threats to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness with everything from Mega-viruses that kill hundreds of thousands or millions to the looming reality that Nuclear warfare is closer than that rainbow we all prayed for. We still try to hold onto the titles like Democrat/Republican or Liberal/Conservative…sadly I don’t think any of them really speak the whole truth or scratch the surface of the profound issues we have before us today. I cringe at the bickering we are engaging in and creating such a division between ourselves. We are Americans, we of course are a very diverse group originating from every corner of the earth that includes all races, religions, creeds and individuals. We each have one thing in common…
    WE ARE ALL AMERICANS! If we could draw back our claws and begin to reason together just on the simple premise that this is “OUR COUNTRY”
    and ultimately we will all either enjoy the rewards or suffer the consequences of the awesome/fearsome challenges ahead, I believe that we could find some very healing and prosperous common ground. I am concerned by our current directions, I support fixing what we have and replacing the fraud and waste with honest diligence that doesn’t bend to party preferences. Keep our children home from Afganistan/Iraq if you are not going to completely support them with full throttle intent to win! If your heart does not yearn to see our great country restored with balanced budgets, opportunities for growth, freedom from oppression-governmental or otherwise, liberties and rights that most other countries cannot even understand, if you refuse to be part of the cure and insist on driving our nation into oblivion…then stand down and expect to be replaced. More than ever we must respect each other’s rights to differ but use those ideas and insights to find bridge building materials for the massive re-building that will have to be done for this nation to survive. I do have hope that we can come together with American ingenuity to once again strenghen our nation and our children’s future with truth, integrity, hard work, and respect for each individual. This doesn’t mean that we should be soft on crime or politically correct, it means we must play by the rules we set for others and use only the resources allowed by our constitution.
    We must not continue to tax and spend, to trample down laws and deny guilt. I’m calling Americans, put down your slurs and stop the blame game. I need to know that as my neighbor you share at least one common goal – to keep this wonderful country free for your children and mine.

  • http://www.stanelaine.com Stan

    Belated response to Tom Kopper,
    Nicely done Tom,very informative & poetic! I hope our commenting colleagues have learned something from it. Charlie Reese is on target with 545 guilty politicians…However, it pains me to say,(and I wish it were not so and in the interest of truth and fact) that, it is not quite that simple. This monumental cancer has been evolving and festering for decades into the beast it has become today! We know that internal corruption abounds in Government & Wall St. How do we separate the chaff from the grain, when ‘external’ corruption factors into government policies. Edwin Vieira said, “In sum, WE THE PEOPLE must combine their (our) economic resources and abilities with political and legal authority in large scale organizations that will reflect the POWER inherent in Numbers”. In other words, we need to convince the administration of these ‘Constitution’ based organizations to seriously consider this proposal in order to bring our country back to sanity! It can be done. Andrew Jackson did it back then and we can do it again today! If there is anyone out there with some marketing expertise, I would be happy to list some of these organizations? Finally, we must never underestimate the spirit & resolve of the American people!

  • http://www.stanelaine.com Stan

    Well, it’s been interesting listening to all the various comments from different folks. Other than the silly name calling,it tells me that, in general, the spirit of the American people is still intact. There were several comments about the 50′s and 60′s. I have to agree with you, people were more considerate & less selfish in the good old days. The gap between parents and children was almost non-existant. I remember we even sang together in the pubs, it did not matter that our music was from a different genre’. We were taught to respect others, especially our elders. Common sense was, it seemed….., more common. Ladies were ladies and gentlmen made admirable efforts to be gentlemen. I grew up in a world where we were taught to be courteous and civil. Unfortunately, the England I grew up in no longer exists.
    Thankfully, the memories remain. Now it’s time to take a break from reality & politics with some R&R…making jewelry(someone mentioned making jewelry) and singing.

  • Dorothy

    Our entire lives are outlined in the Bible – right now we are at
    Mark 24. Read it – it says everything but their first names, that
    being the married couple in the big white house on the hill.

  • sfisher

    I think Denniso needs to rethink the logic. It was congress who enacted legislation and regulations that crashed the market this time around by allowing cheap money.

  • Merl

    To MD Mom

    Don’t insult God by comparing Obama or any other human to God. MD Mom, you are the dumbest woman ever; and your comments are blasphemous. You will probably need to look up that word. When your taxes go up; and you devleop poor vision and arthritis from your house being dark and cold to save energy while elite liberals’ mansions are lit up like Christmas trees; and when you are standing in the unemployment or health care rationing lines while elites get million dollar paydays for living large and doing little; and get top notch immediate health care and other perks while you do without; how much will you then worship false idols? That is after all what socialism is about: promising lazy, ignorant people a free ride while taking virtually everything from them; and then directing those profits to already wealthy liberal socialist power elites. Since the dupes are mostly lazy, igornant, poor sheeple, they won’t know the difference; and they will believe whatever they are told. Eazy pickins to elites who have always lived handsomely off the backs of the prole masses. And by the way, a religious Commandment says that you shall not worship false Gods.

  • Merl

    MD Mom should also read the book Obamanomics. Then she would know how much W Obama has in him. Other than that Obama is an idealogue and an elitist. Like all pols, he poses for votes; and in MMs case; he poses as a home boy.

  • johnstake

    Most Americans today are ignorant by choice. The refuse to believe those who expose the corruption of our legal process. They don’t understand the fallacy of allowing lawyers to control our healthcare system. They are just too busy having fun to recognize what our elected representatives are doing to us.
    The Tea Parties are a good start. Quit looking at the so called news and start searching out the truth on talk radio and web news. Stop voting for tax increases and demand government spending cuts, even if it hurts in the short term.

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