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When Will The People Of Walmart Wake Up To Inflation?

April 4, 2011 by  

When Will The People Of Walmart Wake Up To Inflation?

Serious price inflation will come this summer.

Although I have warned readers for some time that hyperinflation is coming, this is not me saying it, but Walmart CEO Bill Simon. Last week he told USA Today that inflation is “going to be serious” in the coming months.

“We’re seeing cost increases starting to come through at a pretty rapid rate,” he said.

Of course, back in October 2010, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised that inflation was his goal. “For the first time in many decades, [the Fed] had to take seriously the possibility that inflation can be too low as well as too high,” he said.

“Every single retailer has and is paying more for the items they sell, and retailers will be passing some of these costs along,” John Long, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon told USA Today. Along with steep increases in raw material costs, labor costs in China and fuel costs for transportation are weighing heavily on retailers, he said.

The National Inflation Association reported in February that commodity prices have risen significantly since the fall. Wheat is up 52 percent, cotton is up 177 percent, corn is up 72 percent, soybeans are up 49 percent, coffee is up 86 percent, orange juice is up 37 percent and sugar is up 86 percent—all since Oct. 30, 2010. The price of oil is at a 30-month high—the highest price ever in the month of March.  Gas prices have doubled since President Barack Obama took office.

Higher fuel prices only compound the inflation problem. Factor in the result of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent radiological contamination of food around the globe and you can see we are in Red Alert territory as far as inflation is concerned.

The elites and Keynesians love inflation because it allows the government to steal the wealth of its subjects without the subjects realizing it. As Alan Greenspan said a 1966 essay, inflation is a “scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth.”

As Peter Schiff wrote in his book, Crash Proof, inflation makes the national debt more manageable because it can be repaid in cheaper dollars, it allows for easier financing of social programs without raising taxes, can be confused with economic growth and causes nominal asset prices to rise (like stocks and real estate) which creates the illusion of wealth creation.

But rising prices makes it more difficult for people to buy the products they need and want.

Conversely, the elites and Keynesians don’t like lower prices, which they mistakenly—or nefariously—term deflation. But falling prices is not deflation. Just as inflation is an increase in the money supply, deflation is a decrease in the money supply. A decrease in the money supply makes the green slips of paper the public holds more valuable. Deflation benefits the saver and hurts the borrower.

Keynesians make the fallacious argument that when prices are falling, consumers will not buy because they will instead wait for the prices to fall further. Of course, that has not happened in the case of personal computers, flat screen televisions and other electronics that have seen prices fall as more competitors enter the market with comparable—or superior—products.

As I wrote in U.S. Exporting Runaway Inflation Across The Entire World With Its Reckless Money Printing, the unrest in the Middle East began as riots over the high cost and shortage of food.

The United States has thus far avoided such riots by paying off the masses. How so, you ask? More than 44 million Americans are now on food stamps. That’s 14 percent of the U.S. population. Unemployment benefits last for 99 weeks. These factors have prevented American streets from looking like the streets in Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iran, Syria and Libya.

In Wisconsin, the government cut back on its gifts to the public employee unions and riots ensued. In Ohio, the same thing happened.

People don’t like to have things taken away, though they have allowed the government to steal their wealth for 100 years. It seems they’re becoming tired of it. Many of them just aren’t yet sure where to vent their anger.

Those protesting in Wisconsin and Ohio are venting at their governors and legislators, claiming they just want to break the unions. But States, unlike the Federal government, must balance their budgets. So cuts have to be made somewhere. States can’t unleash another round of quantitative easing (money printing) as the Fed can.

Unfortunately, the people who shop at Walmart are too busy watching “American Idol” and gossiping about Charlie Sheen through their Twitter accounts to understand what’s happening. They will see higher prices and they’ll blame the nameless and faceless “they,” sure that the store manager or his boss or his boss is responsible. But most, if not all, will not know what’s happening until it is too late for them. They are headed for rough times.

If the Federal government had to live within its means, many so-called entitlements would have to go away. But the government is a Ponzi scheme. Bernie Madoff was sent to jail forever for his Ponzi scheme, which pales in comparison to the Feds’.

But it doesn’t. When it needs money, the Fed prints more and distributes it to Wall Street and the banksters who get to use it first, before it’s diluted. The rest of us get it later, when it’s worth less—or worthless.

To understand, imagine a glass of milk. The Fed, Wall Street and the banksters get to drink the fresh milk. Then imagine pouring water into the milk. We get to drink after more and more water is poured into the milk, after it is more water than milk.

For those millions on Social Security and other entitlement programs, the money won’t go away. But the dollars you get from them will not buy a loaf of bread. Your checks will remain the same while it takes wheelbarrow loads of cash just to buy bread, as it did in Weimar Germany in the early 1920s.

That’s why we have encouraged you to buy silver and gold. If you have silver and gold in your possession you will still be able to buy food and necessities while others paper their walls with their worthless dollar bills.

And it is time, and almost past time, to store food and water. They will only get more expensive from here.

There is still time buy gold and silver. As the Fed destroys the dollar, you will look back at how cheap gold and silver are now.

How long do we have? It appears to me that we are very close to economic and social collapse. But times can yet wobble along for months or even a few years. It is a certainty that it will get visibly worse in many ways, especially now that the endgame is here.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 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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  • Mick

    If people pay attention to their food bill which many don’t they will realize that the prices have gone up drastically since this rotten President and his flok took over and it’s just the beginning.
    Many seniors voted for the clown and accomplices thinking it would help them with their healthcare, oh ! Boy were they ever wrong to believe such thing, they won’t have better healthcare and will pay a fortune for the food they need to survive, good move folks…This was totally predictable , would the squeeze wake-up a few senior, we’ll see………..

    • Michael J.

      Good post Mick, concur 100%. Every day more and more people who pulled the lever for him are waking up too the mistake they have made. We can only hope that the next time they pull a lever it will unlatch a trap door.

      • Mick

        Michael ,,I hope that your’re right about people waking up to their mistake but I won’t hold my breath quite yet, common sense has left the arena and has been replaced by stupidity and greed in a big part of our society, I can only hope that we still have people willing to put the welfare of the country above their own for once….

        • mrrzk

          Pls dont blame SENIORS for the mistakes happening in our nation. This
          senior didnt vote for him. Dont forget, “death panels” in place for all seniors. This should be a relief for those who think we seniors are a burden.
          It is past time for Obama to be impeached and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law—IMPEACH, PROSECUTE AND IMPRISON…….

          I am tired of signing petitions. How many are needed to remove the POTUS?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            mrrzk:

            Death panels in place for seniors, UNLESS THAT IS you are a gument worker. They are exempted and will have their own tax 0ayer funded plan.

            That in and of itself should cause the populace to beging shooting DC communitst, er ah, democraps.

          • armyvet

            I don’t think it was “seniors” that elected that scumball. I am another senior who vigorously opposed that imposter. Most of the seniors I know, voted against him. I think it was the young, uneducated and “politically correct” plus those who thought they could get something for nothing (share the wealth of those who work?) that put him in office. The Media hype encourage the vote of those type!

          • Mick

            mrrzk says:
            April 4, 2011 at 7:52 am
            Pls dont blame SENIORS for the mistakes happening in our nation. This
            senior didnt vote for him. Dont forget, “death panels” in place for all seniors. This should be a relief for those who think we seniors are a burden.
            It is past time for Obama to be impeached and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law—IMPEACH, PROSECUTE AND IMPRISON…….

            I am tired of signing petitions. How many are needed to remove the POTUS?
            >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
            mrrzk…
            Please don’t take offense, of course we still have some seniors with the common sense to see what’s truly going on and from your post i see that you have a head on your shoudler but i know many seniors who voted for this trash just because he ran mostly on free healthcare for everyone even though they disagreed with the rest of his suggested policies.
            I personally don’t think seniors are a burden, however I know many with supplemental insurance who will exaggerate a bit with doctor’s visits and prescriptions just because they don’t pay for it.
            As for removed the trash from the white House and congress we’ll just have to try to convince some of our family members and friends not thinking clearly to make a true difference the next election and show them how fast our country is sinking..Good luck to their kids and grand’kids if we continue on that path.

          • PragmaticSort

            Armyvet, you nailed it. It was the young who twittered and messaged to each other how young and cute the candidate was. It was the entitlement crowd who voted for him simply because he “looked like them” and thought he would keep their prooffered palms full of money. It was the Unions, who shamelessly grease any democrat’s pocket and it was also the liberal tards too busy trying to save the world at any cost that they forfeit their souls in the process. November 2010 showed they can be beaten back- soundly. Its time to start working on 2012- NOW!

          • Steve

            let us not forget the power of the masters of the universe who own all of the major news sources…Obama is their boy…their propaganda and relentless thrill up the thigh reporting is what influenced all the sheeple to vote for him….I wonder if this treasure trove of useful idiots in the media are happy with what they have accomplished….

          • Lastmanstanding

            First time voters were the ones that elected Barry. He announced he’s running again and it was mentioned that they were starting now to reach them AGAIN.

          • http://Personallibertydigest Don Q

            post removed

          • Diane08

            I am another senior who voted AGAINST the usurper. A friend of mine, also a senior, voted a straight democratic ticket. She is so sorry now and wished she had listened to me in the first place. I too am tired of constantly signing petitions to impeach the bumb. Anybody know who has the brains and wherewithall to take it from here? Are we at a standstill and have to just let it continue? He has constantly gone against our Constitution and gone behind the backs of Congress and the American people, yet no one seems to be willing to go against him. What kind of hold has he got that he gets his way all the time? Where’s the backbone of our elected officials? All our judges are being replaced with those of his choosing. We need someone to step up to the plate and get things going. We need help and we need it now.

          • JeffH

            armyvet, I’m with you on this…the “seniors” I know didn’t vote for the Marxist in Charge.

          • jovianus

            There were no such thing as “death panels”. Only idiots and people who need to be told what to think claim the Health care Package at any time included “death panels”.

            Some of the stuff spouted on this board defies any thought that there are rational people on the Right ….

          • Teisha

            I am a young Senior and I never voted for Obama. I have been fighting to the best of my ability. This government we have now is the most evil I have ever seen in my life time. This article tells us to buy gold and silver but that takes money and if you have none you can not heed all the warnings that are going out about the very bad times coming. Well at my house they are here already as we live on just get along street now How do we even begin to prepare without proper income. I wake up crying every day. I just do not know what to do. May God spare us this terrible crisis. If not I fear many will die just of hunger alone.

          • patty

            Teisha-Come on now, you can do it. Your grandparents did it. Talk to them. Can’t invest in metals. That’s OK. Start stock piling something of value that others will need. Stock pile your groceries, shop smart, use your computer and print coupons from sites. I have been seeing on the tube all kinds of women out there shopping for a cart full of groceries and paying $30.00 for it. It does not have to be metals. Food, medicine, ammo, things that will be of actual value to people. Keep reading this site, you will get more ideas.

        • DaveH

          Mick,
          I am not saying you are wrong. After all, you did say “many seniors”, not “most seniors”. But these results might surprise you:
          http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/elections/how_groups_voted/voted_08.html

          • Vigilant

            DaveH,

            Thanks for the link. It’s an eye-opener in some respects.

            I’ve got to wonder just who the 20% are who voted for Obama but claim to have conservative political opinions. It just doesn’t make sense.

            No true Conservative in his/her right mind would have voted for Obama if they had had any smarts at all.

          • Melbug W

            Thanks for the link. I agree that any “conservative” that voted for Obama isn’t a conservative.There were so many questions about him for a serious voter that, if you have any conscience at all you couldn’t pull that lever for him. As the exposure of the leftist agenda unfolds I fear for this country. Prepare, stock food, and ammo. The gang that always has their hands out will come looking for your cache. protect yourself and your family now, we’ll need some good people to start over with… May God Bless and Protect America.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            To Vigilant. You asked about the 20 percent conservatives that voted for Obama, I would have to add this, maybe it will help, maybe not. But Catholics are supposed to be against abortion and against man on man sex, yet over 80 percent of them vote for the very same Democrats who not only embrace these evil things, but use our tax money to support and further their demonstrance against a moral society. And they call themselves conservatives. I call it hypocracy at its most lethal point.

        • http://randall701jen@charter.net Working Man

          Mick, I agree %100…..a significiant number of voters are, at best,
          uneducated on capitlism, or at worst, miseducated on the “evils”
          of capitilism. I will not be surprised if Barry is re-elected
          by this dumb-down nation that will be paying more attention on
          who to vote for on “American Idol”, or will glady stand in line
          for 8 hours to buy the next electronic shinny gizmo and will not
          even take 8 minutes to take a good look at the candidates and what
          they stand for. Get ready, American, we are going to be in for
          some bad times within the next 12 to 18 months!!

          • Anita

            Sorry Working Man. I replied before reading all the posts and happened to catch yours when looking for mine after posting. I wish what we think wasn’t true. We can always hope against hope that some really good reality TV will be playing next election day to keep them away from the polls!!

        • Anita

          Mick and Michael J: I believe that many who voted for Obama are people who know nothing of and could care less about the important issues facing our nation and the world. They’re more interested in who won American Idol and what Charlie Sheen is doing, and when their next nail appointment is. They voted for “hope and change,” or based on race, or because he was good looking or was a “great orator” or some other dumb reason. These are the same people that will unfortunately vote for him again in 2012 for the same stupid reasons. God help us all!

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Michael J:

        Se the link I posted below…

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        This mistake people made, was the power of advertising, where this guy and his boys bought millions of dollars worth of add time, stood there doing nothing but pointing the finger and chanting “change, change, change”, and the millions who do nothing but sit around watching the brain sucker every night, bought into what he was selling, hook, line and sinker. I saw the woman dancing on TV saying that she no longer had to pay a mortgage or utility bill. I really think these people bought into the left wing liberal hype that this guy was something special and was going to take care of everything. But as we all know, people that let the government take care of them, and are dependant on the government, are exactly the most ambitious and intelligent amongst us all. To let oneself become dependant on the government, is a very dangerous position for all of us, as it gives them more and more power, the more people they can get dependant upon them. And evidently, judging by the last election, there are more people dependant than I thought, because I never ever thought America to be this stupid. But I do agree with you, that most have realized it was all hype and a pipe dream they were fed by the liberal media, and that this long legged mack daddy and his Chicago thugs have made it much, much worse for this whole country. That is why over 60 of his boys and girls were sent home in 2010, and why more are going home in 2012, including Osama Obama himself.

      • Bud Tugly

        If Obama is to be defeated the GOP must put up a serious candidate people can have confidence in… one with a solid background and a clearly superior intellect. If the Republicans choose a ditzy media diva, a religious fundamentalist, or a blind slave to ideology we can expect four more years of the current administration.

      • JUKEBOX

        I was glad to see WalMart’s CEO admitting that there are going to be price increases. As a regular customer, I have seen some of the products I purchase increase in price anywhere from 20% to nearly 100% over the past four months. Transportation cost is just one cost increase due to the anti business administration.

        • Carol

          I don’t know about other WalMarts, but the one in Clearlake, CA. has always charged higher prices. When I asked why I was told because they have no competition here. Yesterday I walked out and told them I would be filing a complaint. Of course that will do no good since the CEO doesn’t think much of women anyway. There were about 50 people in line to check out, and only 2 cashiers. The motorized cart I was using quit at the back end of the store, and I had to get to the front of the store pushing it like a scooter. At least some of the other customers helped me. When I told the manager he needed to get some more cashiers up because there were people with full baskets in the express lane, he said there was no one to call. I said at least get those with more than 20 items out of the 20 items or less lane. Couldn’t do that because that was the only checkstand where they were allowed to buy cigarettes. EXCUSE ME!!!! I told the pretty little man I would let everyone I know not to shop there until he was gone. Oh, yes. And I was unable to go down most of the aisles and not into the nursery area at all because they had pallet loads in the middle, and no one doing any stocking. WalMart has pretty well gone to the dogs.

          • Karolyn

            You’ve got that one right. In our WalMart there are empty shelves all the time. Service sucks, and they keep discontinuing the best foods. It’s no fun when you drive 20 miles to go to walmart for something that is out of stock. That never used to happen. And the closest distribution center is only 30 miles from the store!

    • Tom S

      AARP needs to be strung up along with Barak Bin Bama.

      • Patty

        AGREED. What a bunch of sell-outs. Whenever I get junk mail from them, I package it all back up in their pre-paid envelope. All of it, plus whatever other junk mail came in that day that will fit in the envelope. Costs them a pretty penny to get it back.

        • http://yahoo richard

          i do this too ,i wish everyone would i dont get preapproved credit card app any more

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            You folks been watching Andy Rooney?

          • Patty

            Old Henry – Nope. Have not seen him in a while. Must be busy when he is on.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I heard about doing that, and Im ready to start myself. Im tired of my mailbox jammed full of “whats in your wallet”.

      • Patty

        Genration America! is a good alternative to AARP.

        • Tom from Idaho

          That’s right, Patty. Not too many people know about GA and it is not owned by the regime in the Whitehouse, with huge payoffs to them in government money for each Medicare client they sign up. It is a truly non-profit organization that works for the good of its members. Mor word needs to get out about GA and how evil AARP really is.

          • Don

            Thanks Tom from Idaho about GA , we are seniors, and no, we did not vote for odumbo

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            AARP is just another liberal group sucking money from people and giving it back to themselves.

        • Patty

          Tom – They are also fighting to repeal NobamaCare.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Patty:

            Who is working to repeal ObamaCare? The only one I notice is Bachman. The Weeper of the House sure is not doing much. Oh yea, he did come out and say that cutting 4% of the DEFICIT is all that is reasonalble.

          • Patty

            Old Henry – http://www.generationamerica.org/ check them out.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Interesting. I will check further when I have more time even though I don’t consider myself old enough. HA! Thank you.

            I sent the web address to several friends.

      • kodster5

        I work for a company that provides call center services to several large companies and organizations, and was offered a position for AARP’s program. I flat out refused to take it, because I do NOT support their program, whatsoever. They are just as bad as a union, taking membership dues from seniors, and using those dues to support candidates like Obama, without a heed to what their membership wants.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Press 1 for English, eh Kodster?

      • JeffH

        Tom S, I agree. I and many others that were AARP members cancelled our memberships when AARP threw in with Obamacare and the Dems.

        • Johnny

          And does AARP EVER stop calling and sending emails. I see they are even using incentive programs to drive traffic to their sign up page.

          • JeffH

            Johnny, You are right. I’ve written letters, sent their “junk” mail back and called telling them to cease any and all communication and correspondence and they just won’t stop sending their emails and junk mail.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            They must like to waste also, as Im 52, and Ive been receiving stuff from them for over 10 years now. Whats up with that?

        • http://! Angel Wannabe

          Jeffh, we left our membership run out, screw’em!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Angel Wannabe,
            I flat out sent them an email and told them to cancel my membership! I tried to get them to see the problems with nobummer care and when they didn’t I cancelled!!

      • Diane08

        I had been a member of aarp, but I let it expire. They kept after me to renew. I finally sent them, in their return envelope, my opinion of how they failed their members with their support of obamacare and lies that they gave us. They finally sent me a postcard and said how sorry they were about how I felt, but tried to defend their position and would welcome me back if I decided to renew. FAT CHANCE! I haven’t received anything more from them.

      • WayneT

        Tom S. I am a senior, but I did not vote for this idiot Obama.

    • Victoria DeLacy

      Don’t blame me, I voted McCain-Palin and when the Senate tilts back to the Republican side this November we’ll have better support for stopping the increasing damages to our national foundations including the economy. Next year, we get to replace Obama with a Republican patriot, THEN we’ll get change we indeed CAN believe in! In the meanwhile, where’s the long-form birth certificate? If he was in fact born in Mombasa, Kenya as is asserted by both the ambassador of Kenya and his own paternal grandmother (his “Mama Sara”) who claims to have been an eye-witness to his birth THERE, then the case should be taken up by the AWOL Supremes – time for Congress to make it happen!

      • JC

        Victoria, while I agree the Kenyan needs to go, I have grave doubts the Republicans will do much of anything differently. Our entire Government system has been bought and paid for, for a very long time now. Both sides take orders from the International banksters who own the falsely named Federal Reserve.
        We need to End the Fed.
        Restore the Republic and Go Libertarian.

        • Patty

          Or vote Ron Paul if he runs.

          • JC

            Absolutely!

          • D.

            Hear, hear on Ron Paul for President. I am going to be seriously upset if he doesn’t run. We have had decade after decade of roller-coaster, merry-go-round, circus clown failure from the Democrats and the Republicans. I have never supported either of these two thoroughly corrupt party systems. Any candidate fool enough to put a “D” or an “R” after their name is too fool to lead. I am in my mid-50s and I’ve known since before the day I was legal to vote that these two party systems were worthless. For those who bought Obama’s “hope and change” B_S, I hope you wake up. For those who didn’t buy it, I hope you wake up to the fact that the Republicans are no better.

          • Patty

            D. – Ron Paul is Republican. But, he has tried to run several times and not gotten the Republican nomination because he doesn’t play by the clubs rules.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Patty:

            I saw a poll over the week end that showed Ron Paul rapidly gaining support. My sister told me that in 2008 he had TREAMENDOUS support from college-age voters and would fill the room when he came to speak.

          • DaveH

            Ron Paul is a Libertarian.
            Maybe now with Judge Napalitano, and John Stossel on our sides (thank you Fox Business Network) we can start awakening a large number of people to the purity of principles offered by the Libertarian Party. They are the only political party that consistently stands for Individual Freedom, Personal Responsibility, Free Markets, Limited Government, and Peace:
            http://libertarianparty.org/platform

          • kodster5

            I’d rather vote for RAND Paul! After watching/hearing his speech in the Senate the other day, putting Harry Reid and his ilk on notice about the unconstitutionality of our involvement in Libya, he’s got his ducks in a row, and even though he’s an eye doctor by training and practice, he knows the US Constitution better than the damned professor of constitutional law we have in the presidential seat now! Or should I say, he’s more inclined to follow it to the letter, which is what our founding fathers desired, than the one in office now, since the professor knows it quite well also, but is using that knowledge to tear it apart!

          • Patty

            Dave – He may have thoughts like a Libertarian but…is an American physician and Republican Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul

          • JeffH

            Patty, don’t be fooled by the “R” with Ron Paul, it’s been too tough to run as a third party candidate which I am sure is why Paul runs as a “R”. He is best described as conservative, Constitutionalist, and libertarian.

          • Patty

            JeffH – Argeed, which is why he probably never gets the republican nomination. Let’s have open season on Rhino’s. They are holding us back.

          • DaveH

            Patty,
            I know that, but he runs Republican to get elected, not because his philosophy is Republican. In fact, Ron ran for the Presidency as a Libertarian candidate in 1988:
            From Wikipedia:
            “While still a medical resident in the 1960s, Paul was influenced by Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, which led him to read many works of Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises. He came to know economists Hans Sennholz and Murray Rothbard well, and credits to them his interest in the study of economics. He came to believe that what the Austrian school economists wrote was coming true on August 15, 1971, when President Richard Nixon closed the “gold window” by implementing the U.S. dollar’s complete departure from the gold standard.”

          • http://yahoo Bud

            Ron Paul would be great ,but he will not make it just like he hasn’t in past years. In fact, I don’t belive that any Rep. or Tea Party will make it , because the Rep. and Tea Party will split the ticket and the King in Chief will probably manage to get re-elected. I really hate to think this, but most of the blacks, latins, stupid people,and younger people will voote for him. I sure hope this doesn’r happen but am afraid it will.

          • JeffH

            Patty, we should be allowed to hunt the RINO’s just like they do to rhino’s in Africa. Dart ‘em and knock them out, then transplant them.

            Humm, sounds like an idea, for the liberals/progressives/commies and Marxists too. It is a humane way to move them to an island of our choice and would most certainly ease the dole lines and the economy.

        • Lastmanstanding

          good advise JC. check out http://www.sonsoflibertyacademy.com and dont-tread-on.me Chris Duane…6 years of this mans research in 48 hrs. Very, very well done by a regular American.

          • JC

            Just had time to breeze through that one. Looks like he’s got a good message there and I’ll read more later.

        • Steve

          we need to end the Fed….they have been sucking us dry for 100 years…such a secretive organization…..I’m 55 and I never realized until around 3 years ago that the Fed isn’t even a US institution….It’s owned by foreign banksters…and I’m sure they own all the media outlets as well which is why nothing is ever reported about the Fed…but because of patriots like Ron Paul people are finally finding out about this group of thieves…so please word of mouth is the only way we can make people aware of what is going on so spread the word to END THE FED….

          • DaveH

            And get us out of the United Nations, and them out of the US.

          • Patty

            Steve – Foreign banks were a huge beneficary of the bail outs. Do you have a feeling they know the jig is up and this was one last hurrah? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/16/business/16rescue.html

          • Terry

            Amen!!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Im with you Dave, on getting out of the United Nations. What a stinking joke it is. We pay billions, to have these terrorist nations that run it, dictate to us where to spend and send our money, while they are living here on our dime, driving our cars with our gas, eating our food, and staying in our hotels, and we just keep paying for it all, while doling out billions to countries that hate us. Why? Its ludicrous. My gosh, they talk about making all these cuts, what the hell are they thinking. Its right there in front of them. Cut the United Nations out and kick them out of the country. Sell the cars, the buildings, then start cutting aid to Syria, and Iran and Egypt and France, who wouldnt let us use their air space and refused to help, and I believe Germany also did this. Screw them, close the bases, bring our kids home, and save all those billions. And there are billions of other dollars they send to places like Brazil and Argentina and countries that just do not need to be sucking the money out of us, but its been going on so long, it needs to stop now.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Whoa Victoria:

        It’s not THIS November. The election is still about 19 months away.

        • Patty

          Yup, and Nobama is back into campaign mode…..was he ever out of it???

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Not that I ever noticed.

        • TNJan

          This remark is a little out of the order of comment, so Henry, please forgive me, but the one I wanted to answer had no “REPLY” below it. Discussion was had about RON Paul and RAND Paul. They are father and son, Rand Paul is from KY, and RON Paul is from TX, both VERY good men, both VERY patriotic and committed to the REAL America! Thanks, and didn’t mean to butt in out of turn, God bless US!!!

      • jovianus

        What a bunch of crock. You guys believe this? BTW….even if he was born in a foreign country…what does that matter? It changes nothing as Pres. Obama would still be eligible for the office. McCain was born outside the US…same issue, same result. Eligible.

        So get off the wild accusations of the birther movement…a bunch of wacked out folks needing a good dose of drugs to bring them back down to reality..and that is the majority of Americans opinion. Yall like being seen as crazies?

        • Patty

          Jovianus – I was going to reply and try to educate you, but you are just a waste of my time.

          • WayneT

            Patty, you might as well save you typing fingers for something good and not waste it on Jov. He is a lost soul.

        • Michael J.

          jovianus,
          NUTS!

        • Earl

          Jovanius, you make the mistake of thinking that all of us “birthers” as you call them, are stupid, ignorant and uneducated camp followers who can’t separate fact from fiction. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There will always be people who DO follow every new nuance of info, however, there is a vast body of evidence to indicate that the birthers are on to something. Most recently the governor of Hawaii has stated that HE can’t find a birth certificate ( not a COLB! ) anywhere in state records. It appears that the noose is tightening a bit. Couple this with other certificates that have surfaced, and a pattern is forming.

          The phony COLB that left-wing media has bandied about has been deconstructed in a text editor and show to be a Photoshopped fraud.

          How do you excuse Obama’s own statements about his birthplace? His Muslim faith? Etc? This guy has stumbled over his own statements contradicting himself on multiple occasions! In any case, None of the birther crap matters anyway, because his father was a BRITISH SUBJECT at the time of his birth. American law dictates both parents must be American citizens. Your argument still loses.

          The there’s the issue of his communist associations with Frank Marshall Davis and the Ayers clan (former weathermen terrorists).

          I am from that age group and know very well who they are, having been acquainted with associates of theirs back in the day.

          Again, we are not all ignorant, like you appear to be…….Open your eyes to the truth!

          • Earl

            Adding this to the above post, It has become know that the attorney who represented him in the lawsuits regarding his birth status, and who DISMISSED THE CASES, is none other than ELENA KAGAN, WHO HE HAS APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT!!! PAYBACK, anybody?? Talk about a huge conflict of interest! This could very well be impeachable, never mind a huge scandal, when it becomes widely know (it’ hasn’t yet).

            I’ve seen the documents-it’s true! It just gets dirtier and dirtier, folks!

          • Patty

            Earl – Wow. And here is a reference site to back you up!
            http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/Obama-Kagan-Connection.htm

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I would guess that if all his papers were legitimate, he wouldnt have spent approaching a half million dollars to keep from having to show his birth certificate or college papers, now would he Jovi Anus? Think about it.

        • JeffH

          jovi…” McCain was born outside the US…same issue, same result. Eligible.”

          This issue about McCain has already been hashed out before. He did run for president in 2000, unsuccessfully, so the potential controversy was settled years ago, otherwise why would’ve John McCain run back in 2000 had be been ineligible?

          You see, the First Congress, on March 26, 1790, approved an act which states, “The children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or outside the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural-born citizens of the United States”.

          It’s then easy to conclude that it doesn’t matter where McCain was born outside of the United States (or under what relationship the birthplace was to America at the time, as the Panama Canal Zone was being leased to America in 1936). The Republican candidate could’ve been born in Panama, on the moon, Mars, or the Andromeda Galaxy – it’s irrelevant since his parents being born in America makes him “natural-born”. His parents were both natural-born citizens of America.

        • Carlucci

          Jovi – I’m not a fan of McCain, but he was born to American parents on a US military base in Panama. Like embassies, military bases are considered to be the “soil” of that particular country. That would make him a US citizen. I’m sure you knew that.

          • Patty

            Of course he knew that. He is just one of those pot stirring, cling to your union and gov’t. check people.

          • JC

            I was born on a US Naval base in another country. And yes I’m 100% American…a very different thing than someone who was born in another country to a mother who was too young to confer citizenship on her “offspring”.

          • jovianus

            No he wasn’t. His parents were stationed in Panama, but he was born outside the Zone in panama City. That, in fact, buttresses my point. It doesn’t matter where Pres. Obama was born.

            Here, let me guide you to a site which will lighten yourheart and educate you on the dangers of appearing to be a fool by repeating outlandish surreal fabletales.

            http://www.politifact.com/subjects/obama-birth-certificate/

          • JeffH

            jovi…see my post above and get educated.

            In 2008, when Arizona Senator John McCain ran for president on the Republican ticket, some theorized that because McCain was born in the Canal Zone, he was not actually qualified to be president. However, it should be noted that section 1403 was written to apply to a small group of people to whom section 1401 did not apply. McCain is a natural-born citizen under 8 USC 1401(c): “a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person.”

          • Michael J.

            Jovianus,
            Using The St Petersburg Times/Politifact website as a reference is like taking the foxes word that the hen house is safe and secure.

            In fact, trusting liberals like yourself to reveal the truth is scarier than giving a chainsaw to a termite.

          • JC

            jovianus says:
            April 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm
            No he wasn’t. His parents were stationed in Panama, but he was born outside the Zone in panama City. That, in fact, buttresses my point. It doesn’t matter where Pres. Obama was born.
            —————————————————————–

            Yeah dipstick, to two American partents. So what would that make him? Martian?
            You really just don’t get it do you. Obama does not qualify to be anything but an immigrant to the US…and that’s a maybe too.

          • WayneT

            Carlucci, don’t waste your time responding to this nutcase.

        • JIBBS

          What a waste of a human brain, I can’t grasp the thought of you being that brainwashed. Are you really that stupid? or did you go to public schools to learn the garbage you spout…..WTF

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Jovi:

          Click the link and watch Little Barry say it himself. He admits not being an American citizen.

          His father was a Kenyan – British subject – whick makes Little Barry a dual citizen. That alone excludes him.

          • http://! Angel Wannabe

            Old henry, Obamas wife let the cat outta the bag too__link below

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfA5b1HDb1E

          • patty

            Old Henry-Kenya didn’t have dual citizenship. You were either in or out.

          • jovianus
          • Karolyn

            That’s an edited video. We’ve been through this before.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Come on Jovi Anus. Click on the link provided, and listen to Michelle Obama clearly say “Baracks home country of Kenya”. Doesnt that tell you anything at all? Come on man, wake up.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Your wrong and un-educated Jovi Anus. McCain was born to a man in the service of the United States military. So it doesnt matter where your born when that is the situation. But Obama’s muslim daddy wasnt 1. born in the USA, and 2. He wasnt in the military when Barry was born in Kenya. So shut up and stop the lying, youve been exposed again.

          • JC

            Beberoni, Lies are all that Jovianus has.
            And to believe a liberal, you have to be one.

      • Ron

        It would not matter if John McCain won we would still be in the same mess.
        Some things you have to understand (Please watch videos)

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BLpEXzAAyo

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sueCdnTFRYo

        • patty

          Thanks Ron, those were a couple of interesting sites. I always believed that if the ones who declared war had to fight the war, there would be no wars.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Hey small p patty!

            You are correct. Old men declare war and sned young men to fight the war.

        • Carl W

          You are right on most points. There are some few Republicans like Jim DeMint and Ron Paul who are true small-government conservatives and they seem to be demonized by the liberals of either party. Last election I chose not to vote for John McCain and voted for Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party for President. So few people will consider any party other than the big two. Ron Paul doesn’t even take his congressional salary. Bet most people don’t know that.
          What we truly need is more citizens of varied backgrounds serving in congress and NO lawyers. We’re going downhill because the candidates backed by the Bilderbergers, Tri-Lateral Commission, George Soros, and the labor unions, especially NEA, spending massive sums of money to elect those determined to have a New World Order with a world leader and one religion. That religion is allegiance to the government and rejection of your own faith. Believe it or not.

    • soldier

      Our entire system is corrupt to the core. Barrack Obama is just the current clown puppet the controllers place in front of us to pacify us. Does anyone honestly think things would be better under Mc-Shame? Hell, God knows where that bimbo Palin would have taken us on foreign matters. If anything, things might be worse under McShame, beacuse the tea party probably wouldn’t have developed to the intensity as it has now that barrack is like the boiling water to we the frogs. Mc Shame would have slow cooked us….

      • Dagney

        While I agree with most of your post about McCain and the boiling frogs, you must try to stop listening to the lame stream media about Ms. Palin. And, try opening your eyes a bit and see the quality that is there. During the campaign of 2008 she was a bit green, yes. Especially in dealing with sharks like Katie Couric. However, if you’ll read her every post on Facebook, you will see that she is right in most everything she has said and written. As governor, she made life better for the people of Alaska, made great progress in ending corruption in that state, and chose another patriot to succeed her in her place there. If you respond with “quitter”, we’ll all know that you just don’t “get it” about why she left and how she put the people of Alaska before herself. This is a trait we need in ALL of our “public servants”. I’d take this trait over ANY supposed “governmental experience” or even any college degreed, pedigree any day of the week!!

        William F. Buckley said, “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” I’m completely with him there!

        • Patty

          The ones who call her a “quitter” are the ones who have been voting the same for 40 years and for the same people who have been holding the same office for those same 40 years. And just look where that has gotten us.

          • TIME

            Patty, DITTO to that!

          • Steve

            LOL….look at my state California….Democrats have destroyed the state but the idiot voters here keep voting them back into office…

          • Cawmun Cents

            If progressives were called Stanley,then this(California)would be another fine mess they would have gotten us into.

          • James

            NO WONDER THIS PALIN BIMBO HAS GOTTEN MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE, IT’S FROM THE SALE OF ALL THOSE KILL ON SIGHT AND FROM THE AIR LICENSE ON WOLVES.

          • Patty

            James-re-sign up to post. You need to put ignorant in front of your name.

        • DaveH

          I think Sarah Palin is a good-hearted, decent person. But do I want her for President? Heck no. She showed her true colors when she helped the untra-RINO John McCain win the Arizona Senate seat.
          I would marry her in a heartbeat if she would have me, lol, but there are few in the Republican Party who would lead our country back to the principles of Freedom that made this country once great, and she isn’t one of them.
          Republicans (again with the exception of a few like Ron Paul, Jeff Flake, Rand Paul, etc.) like Big Government almost as much as the Democrats do.
          Please people, don’t throw away this chance to use the building national fervor against Big Government by electing more Republicans who are at best going to keep it Big, and at worst grow it even more.

          • Patty

            Dave H – AGREED. If there is a good Tea Party candidate, vote for them. We can mobilize, we are the silent majority, that needs to speak up!

          • Carlucci

            You hit the nail on the head. Actions always speak louder than words.
            Palin has personality plus, and is as cute as a button. I like her, but I cannot support anyone who aligns themselves with a big government RINO. When she came here to Texas to campaign for RINO Rick Perry, I knew she wasn’t legit.

          • Patty

            DaveH-Sarah is a smart woman. She knows what she was doing to align herself with some rhino repubs, she is using them to take over the republican party for the tea partiers. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer… To my knowledge she only backed a rhino when there was not a viable tea party candidate.

          • DaveH

            Patty, if so that only bolsters my opposition to her. I want people that say what they mean, and mean what they say.

          • patty

            DaveH- But, when you have ignorant, non participating masses, sometimes you have to go to where the popular people are before someone listens. Think about it. If she would have gone under the libertarian designation, how far would she have made it? Same with Ron Paul. When the masses only vote party lines, how would they have been heard?

          • patty

            DaveH – Also, the republican party does not embrace her either. So, what does that tell us?

          • patty

            DaveH-Are you the one who told me not to look at the (R) for Ron Paul?
            Couldn’t you do that for Sarah?

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Im not so sure about your assessment of Palin Dave. After all, in Alaska, she did expose corrupt politicians, even in her own party and got them out of office. And she did balance their budget, and did give money back to the people, and actually served the people she was elected to serve. And as to who she is and what she can do, I dont think she was ever really given a fair chance, being that she scared the democrats so much, that from day one she was attacked constantly, and had to defend herself day in and day out, even to made up allegations that cost her millions to defend against. So instead of being able to totally concentrate on bringing everything she wanted to express to the table, she was forced to constantly defend against lying liberal attacks, who have lied about her so much, in their blatant fear of her, that even people that follow her and believe in her are tired of hearing the attacks, and it has discredited her, although totally unfairly, and that is the power of the mass liberal media. They attacked her, and worse yet, they went after her children. That is not an easy seat to be in, as I know I would fight to the death to defend mine, and dont expect anyone else to be any different. But of all the politicians out here, I found her to be more truthful, more American, and more for the country than for herself than any other politician out there. And I do not care for McCain either, he is a career politician who has done nothing to stop the illegal immigrating in Arizona for 20 years or more. The Republican mistake was running McCain-Palin, instead of Palin-McCain. Thats what I see.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Also Dagney we can use the MSM as a great reverse barometer. Those they demonise are the ones they fear the most as being able to correct the course of our ship of state and put an end to teir communist agenda.

        • Don

          Dagney, you are so right about Palin, i know because i am one of those Alaskans, Thank You

          • Dagney

            Hi, Don. You have been SO lucky. I also live in California! :-( What a mess. I love it when people are able to see reality. Democrats refuse to grow up and see the truth. Sarah Palin had to back McCain for senate out of a sense of appreciation and loyalty. It’s reality, not perfect. The world, nor any person is perfect. I’m sure she would have backed the Tea Party candidate if the circumstances had been different.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Amen, thank you for the truth. I could not agree more. That is exactly how I see it. The liberal press sought to seek and destroy her, and even stooped as low as it gets, in attacking her children, all to attempt to discredit her because of their fear of her. How dare she actually get elected and serve the people as she did. They cannot understand that. Her record speaks for itself, and it is good. And she is for America and what is good for America. She loves family and God and country. That is what we are missing in politics, that has led us down the wrong road, time and time again. Once we embrace these things again, we will get better as a country. But unless our leaders embrace these things, we will never get well. Never. Man in all his wisdom, at his highest moment, is lower than God is in God’s foolishest moment. We try to govern without Him, and what we have now, is what you get. Its pretty darn easy to see, that we have followed the way of man, and it is this wisdom of man that has reduced us to where we are at. Its time for a change.

      • kodster5

        Guess you haven’t seen her latest interview with Greta Van Sustern on Fox News Channel. They were in Israel, where Sarah was meeting with PM Netanyahu, and Sarah stated that we need to support Israel 100%. I agree… we should not be turning our back on Israel, cut off the aid to the nations surrounding her, because we are doing nothing by supporting an arms race between them all. We have spent too long placating everyone, borrowing ourselves into the hole from China, to support everyone else, and we the American people are paying for it. That’s another reason why I like Rand Paul… cut off ALL foreign aid to everyone else, because we’re broke and need to face up to it! We need to become isolationists, once again, to heal ourselves, before we can heal others.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I agree. God himself said you have to take care of your own house before you can help someone take care of theirs. That is some pretty sound judgment if you ask me. The truth is the truth is the truth.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Though Im not a McCain fan, as I see him as a career politician who has done nothing about illegal immigration in Arizona all these years, I do not believe for one minute he would have taken US money and paid for lawyers to defend terrorists caught trying to kill us. And I do not believe for one minute he would have jailed U.S. military men for killing the enemy terrorists. And I do not believe he would have expanded abortion to foreign countries being funded by the US. Nor do I believe he would have expanded welfare, food stamps,and unemployment like the democrat hand out machine has done, to the expense of us all. And I know he would not have went into a back room and rammed a health care program down our throats that 70 percent of the population doesnt want, because his democrat buddies own big insurance companies that will make billions and pay him off. No sir. And Sarah Palin is a credit politicians. She tells the truth, and gee, she actually served the people she was elected to serve. Now I know you liberals think “how dare she do that”, and have sought to destroy her because of your fear of her, and she probably will back off now, but there will be another to rise up, because you lefties done put your foot up America’s butt one time too many, and even your own kind are sick of it, so how much more the rest of us? Yeah, its kind of like that. Im just saying…………..

    • http://yahoo richard

      two things that would help a lot is to stop putting our food in their gas tanks and drilling for oil in this country

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        I’m guessing that Der Fuhrer will be paying Brazil, AKA Soros, with our tax dollars to drill in our country.

        How many oil field workers has the Kenyan put out of work in the last year?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          He has made government jobs, that we all get to pay for, and had reduced civilian jobs, by the millions. What a legacy. Expanded the debt in less than 2 years more than any other president has in a full term, or in 8 years like the previous one.

    • barbm

      i think you’re full of you know what. i don’t know one senior, including myself, who voted for obama. even many older hispanics and blacks didn’t want him.

      • Vigilant

        barbm,

        Please check out the link that DaveH posted above. It will be a (disappointing) eye-opener for you, as it was for me.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Mick,
      The unemployment rate is down?? Let’s see how long it lasts with gas prices at 4 to 5 dollars a gallon?? The employers are going to be laying off again when they start seeing the price of raw goods start doubling over night!!! It ain’t gonna be pretty, folks!!!!

      • patty

        Joe, The unemployment rate is not down. Just the number of people collecting unemployment. Each week when a persons unempployment runs out and are no longer eligible to collect, the gov’t. no longer counts them. Unemployment is @ 8.8 for those still able to collect. The ones who have given up looking for a job or who are underemployed (took part time jobs) are no longer counted. Actual unemployment is about 16%. So whatever they say, double it.
        http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2009/07/actual_unemployment_rate_rises.html

        • http://?? Joe H.

          atty,
          I realize it isn’t down. I’m just trying to show even nobummers numbers will go back up in the coming months as the price of gas goes up, up, up!!! As long as he fights against developing our own reserves, we will suffer high prices and possibly later, long lines as well!!

    • Carl W

      It is disgusting to think that while gas prices have doubled under Obama and driven up the cost of everything we buy, that next election the George Soros, ACLU, NEA, Planned Parenthood, Labor Unions will all unite together to push Obama’s re-election by lying about what conservatives and Republican will do to seniors. They do it every election cycle. Biden is out telling that Republicans will cut Social Security. Yet the liberal Dems are the ones who’ve frozen our Social Security income for two years now while Harry Reid and congress get automatic increases. Harry, Nancy and Obama want states to stop trying to enforce existing immigration laws in order to allow more illegals to come in and get government aid to further deplete the budget. Even now they are trying to drastically increase the debt ceiling and fighting to stop the cuts. Lying that it will hurt women.

      Everyone who wishes to survive should immediately begin amassing a huge stockpile of food and supplies for the near future. This time next year we’ll see even higher prices. Who would have thought a small can of Tuna would go from 49 or 59 cents to close to $1?

    • Pat

      Most of the folks I see still driving around with those stupid CHANGE bumperstickers adhering to their vehicles are NOT seniors … they are folks college age, soccer moms, folks too busy with life to be bothered with researching facts, ready to jump on any bandwagon just for the sake of the party, head too far up their politics to know where they are or to see clearly what’s happening around them. My worst fear is that there are still sufficient of the Oblivious Ones to make the same mistake in 2012!

  • homeboy

    bye bye so long farewell to the way of life in the good old usa..

  • Demoncrat Exorcist

    Barry and the lame brained media hid and covered up his past even though his past association with terrorists, communists, and Muslims raised red flags all over the place. Only Communists, Muslims, Blacks, and idiots voted for Barry, and they will vote for him again. He should be impeached now. There’s a petition that will send an email to your representatives for free at: http://www.petition2congress.com/2349/petition-to-remove-barack-obama-as-president-united-states-americ/
    I’m a senior, and I didn’t vote for Barry, and I can produce a legal long form birth certificate, and provide all of my college records and transcripts too!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Demoncrat Exorcist :

      See the link I posted below. I hope it still works.

      • JC

        It’s still working. Imagine that! The Kenyan openly admitting he’s Kenyan. Why is this foreigner in our White House?

        • Patty

          Becuase we have a bunch of rhino republicans that have no spine. We not only need to weed out the progressives, we need to get rid of the rhinos as well.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Thats not it at all. They are still afraid of the race card being played. There isnt any doubt about it. But if he is illegal, and I think he is, they should attack at full force and make everything be shown. Question is, to all you left handed liberal idiots out there, I need you to answer this. If he is legit, with both the birth certificate the college papers, then just why in the world has the guy spend between a quarter and a half million dollars in legal fees to keep these documents hidden? Doesnt that even in a little way make you wonder why? Come on man, get serious.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          JC:

          I emailed the link to my congressman this morning demanding that they go after the Kenyan. I told him, in so many words, that if Boehner hasn’t got the stones then find someone who does.

          • JC

            Good On ya! Henry, I think I’ll do the same.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          JC,
          He is still there because we have too many politicians and no statesmen!! Politicans are always more worried about keeping their job than DOING a GOOD job!!! We need a whole new breed of rep to represent THE PEOPLE!!!!

          • JC

            That and they are all on the Federal Reserves’s payroll.
            The system is as corrupt as it can possibly be, short of an actual police state…and we’re getting there very quickly too.

    • Steve

      It probably says his religions is Muslim…I also believe he fraudently obtained or received grants for college as a foreign student or something along those lines…I’m sure we’ll find out the truth after we throw his a– out of office and then he writes his tell all book the same way Clinton did….

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Well Steve, Little Barry has NO intention of ever leaving the White House and he will have to be forcably removed, or as you stated, Throw his a$$ out. Probably more like drag his a$$ out….. feet first.

  • Conservative at Birth

    In 1998 I predicted the housing and stock market bubbles, that would have to pop at some point in time. Why? Because of the revocation of the Glass Steagal Act and the dusting off and strengthening of the Community Reinvestment Act. Unfortunately, I would have never predicted TARP or the ensuing actions of the Congress, Senate and the President until the election in 2008. It is never too late to take the corrective actions neccessary. I hope that more Americans are waking up to the dire situation we are in, and are getting involved by communicating with their elected representative in Washington.

    • Tim

      I am still a believer in the Keynsian model. However when national economics has a foundation it must be protected. Free market, small govt, a little inflation to energise the market govt intervention is to assist the free market.

      Despite denials that the CRA had anything to do with the problem the denials were purely on superficial issues. Dig deeper and economies need housing, factories, retail and most everything is related to that. So construction and housing are absolutly key. Hammer in the CRA and a whole load of people are added to the housing market at the bottom rung. This means higher demand and more is made. Unfortunately there is a general forcing of the market up a rung in the ladder and apart from the high risk loans there are a whole mass of people who have had to borrow more to get where they wanted to be or yet again even more to move up a rung.

      Many issues have been tackled but until inefficiencies are removed inflation is going to be plain nasty. The problems are not Keynsian and not dealt with by the current administration. Keynsian and socialism really don’t work together.

      • JC

        From the Horse’s mouth…

        John Maynard Keynes quotes:
        By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

        John Maynard Keynes quotes:
        Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency. . . Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.

        I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
        John Maynard Keynes

    • Steve

      didn’t lobbyists spend $300 million to get rid of the Glass-Stegal act which was then signed by Mr. Wonderful himself Bill Clinton….

    • DaveH

      Glass Steagal, Conservative? I don’t think so.
      Free Markets are the most efficient way to a dynamic economy. In Free Markets consumers must learn to think for themselves and pay the price if they don’t. There should be no Banking rules, except full disclosure. And of course if those banks lied to their customers they would be punished in court under the fraud laws. Banks would then be free to offer their own unique approachs to lure the customers of their choice. And the customers would learn to scrutenize their banks or risk losing their money. Some of those free market banks would choose to keep huge reserves and charge their customers big fees. Some would choose to lend most of their money out, and charge their customer small fees. And many other variations. It would be a dynamic market where some would fail (and not be rescued, as it should be), but the money we would save by eliminating the Government pests from the equation would well more than make up for that risk.
      I do agree that the Community Reinvestment Act is culpable, as well as myriad other Government regulations that led to the collapse.
      Big Government is the Problem, Not the Solution.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    the prices of food has gone up 10-20% up from last year.

    • Ed B

      Right on Sean…but I think the 10-20% inflation figure is a bit low. I watch Walmart prices and they have been upping their prices in 10 and 20% steps for the past two years. Walmart and Sam’s know how to increase prices without you feeling it. They aren’t the low price seller they used to be. On the subject of inflation…you damn well know the Fed’s say there’s no inflation because they would have to give all seniors on SS the COLA which would up the deficit. When I read these comments, I wonder how Obuma can get re-elected…but the ones who vote for him don’t read this material because they are too illiterate…

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      In mid-January this year I arranged with a friend who raises large numbers of beef to purchase a cow. The price at that time was $1.04 per pound. By the time the meat locker could get the animal in for processing in mid-March the price was $1.85 per pound.

      Do the math.

      However, even after processing my price per pound was oceans less than the grocery store – even sale prices.

      • kodster5

        Amen to that! I have a friend that raises beef, as well, and sells it to those that are interested. He arranges for the cattle to be delivered to the slaughterhouse and you pay them for the meat processing yourselves… bottom line, it’s cheaper than paying individual cuts at the store!

        If I had a freezer big enough, I’d do it, too. Just haven’t had the money to purchase one, but I hope that changes in the next month, before it’s too late. I’m also starting my garden already… planting seeds that I can, indoors, to get a head start on this shortened growing season, due to the bad winter we’re still going through. I live in North Dakota, where there’s still a couple of feet of snow in my yard, melting away. Thank God I live in the grain belt! When the trucks stop running because the price of fuel is too high for it to be profitable, I can just go to the nearest farmer and buy grain directly from them, or go to the elevator who stores it for them. Wheat, barley, peas, pinto beans, lentils, corn, you got it… all locally grown here. Now, to get my garden growing! Get your heirloom seeds now, folks, so that you will have seed stock for the times to come, and you can still get it delivered to you! Along with the necessary fertilizer!

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Kodster5,

          Another advantage of buying beef this way is that you can be sure they are not pumped full of hormones and other chemicals.

          North Dakota huh? How do you get your garden to grow and produce in 30 days? HA!

          You think you will be able to get grains you need from your local elevator? Have you heard of S510, the Food Safety bill that was rammed thru the Congress last year? Think again. They will be nosing around your back yard gardens, farmer’s markets and shutting them down for “your own good”. We could have, ah shall we say, government inspector(ed) fertilizer.

          You may need to get that chipper / shredder from Fargo….

          I’ve already got mine, and a chain saw for making “smaller easier to process pieces”.

          • kodster5

            Henry, if I can’t get my garden growing out in public, then I’ve got alternatives! LOL! I have a huge unfinished basement, and two hydroponic grow systems that I can expand up 96 units to grow what I need, indoors. There are more than 1 way to skin a cat! LOL! That also takes care of the shorter growing season, since I can grow year-round then!

            I agree with your assessment of buying locally, as well… people wonder why our children are becoming so well developed at such a young age, entering puberty so early? That’s why… all those growth hormones, etc, got passed down the food chain, into our children. And why we have such an issue with obesity? HFCS (or High Fructose Corn Syrup, for those that aren’t in the know), and those growth hormones! They were designed to pack on the pounds for the livestock, to get them to market sooner. Where did they think it was going to end up????

            Chipper/Shredder? I’m looking for a freezer! LOL!

          • Karolyn

            That is such BS about 510. I know it’s not necessarily a good law, but I simply will not believe that the American people will not be allowed to garden. That is too farfetched!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          The way to go with beef, if you dont have a large deep freeze, is just get with another person and buy a quarter loin, split the price and half of it you can fit in your freezer. Or better yet, get 4 people and buy the half loin, and split it 4 ways. It saves a lot of the beef costs. Now for a note of humor. I see all my buddies go out and hunt deer and fill their deep freezes up with venicin. Problem for me is, I do not care for the taste of it. I wish upon wish that cows were a wild animal, and I could go out and shoot me 800 pounds of beef for my deep freeze. Yes sir, if that was the case, Id be living large.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Berberoni:

            I have heard that some of those big city “hunters” do seem to think that cows / steers are wild and have shot them. Years ago I read about a farmer who used a brush and white paint to label his cows as such on each side.

            Have you ever tried mixing the beef and deer meat? I have had that and it’s pretty good.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Berberoni,
            you can also mix venison and pork to make a very good meatloaf mix!! Not dry at all!! anytime you cook a venison roast in the oven, put strips of bacon on it from the start. use plenty of vegetables to cook right along with it like potatoes and carrots and of course onions!!

          • patty

            OH & Joe – If you marinate strips of venison in olive oil and teriaki sauce for a day or two and then dry them, makes nummy jerky! My ex use to be a cop in the western suburbs and whenever he got a call for a hit and run deer he would go there and get it. I would wake up in the morning to go to work and have to call in sick because I had a deer hanging in my garage to process. Fun times! :)

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Yes, I do like the deer sausage, and the deer jerky. Those are good. But Ive tried the steaks, and flanks and roasts and had it cooked for me by 20 different people who insist someone wasnt preparing it right, and it all tastes gamey to me, and I just dont care for it. But the sausage mix is good, especially the one with the jalapeno and black pepper mix in it, and the jerky also, but just by itself, doesnt appease my pallet at all. But beef, yeah brother, Im all in.

          • patty

            Beberoni-Couple of hints. When processing the deer, DON’T cut into the bone, gamey flavor. Cut all meat off from the bone when processing. Also, you could have gotten swamp or pine feed deer. Either one of them can taste that way. Mine are corn/grass feed and they don’t taste gamey. I have had gamey and you are right, ick.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            patty,
            Here’s a recipe if it goes through.
            2lbs venison
            Steak seasoning
            Any cajun spice or black pepper
            1green bell pepper cut into bitesized pieces
            1 large white onion,cut into bitesized pieces
            1pound bacon
            favorite rice
            toothpicks and skewers
            .
            Cut venison into 1 inchchunks and marinatein dales steak seasoningfor 30 minutes. sprinkle favorite cajun spice on meatto taste.wrap each piece of meat with bacon and place toothpick through to hold in place. (hint: soak toothpicks and skewers to keep from burning) Alternate meat,green pepper, and onion sliceson skewers. Grill overlow heatturning 1/4 rotationevery 2 to 3 minutes, or until medium rare. rice makes the perfect side dish.
            .
            Has a good full flavor and is usually something guests want you to make again!!! Even my kids liked it!!

          • Patty

            Joe – That sounds really tasty!

  • Michael J.

    I am a proud Walmart shopper. Truth is that Walmart and dollar stores are the only place I can afford to shop due to the current manufactured economic recession.

    “Of course, back in October 2010, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised that inflation was his goal. “For the first time in many decades, [the Fed] had to take seriously the possibility that inflation can be too low as well as too high,” he said.”

    Sounds like Spanky Bernanke is saying that prices should necessarily skyrocket. Hmmm… where have I heard that before? How many of you out there are getting tired of hearing this sour rhetoric that has all the appeal of curdled milk?

    On another note, Bob is correct in that the American Idol crowd is still lost in complacency and completely unaware of the impending doom. These un-prepaired masses will be clawing your doors down when the fit hits the shan. I have relatives who are in the same category, and when I recently stopped by their 60 ft aluminum tornado magnet to see if they were making preperations, they were noticably irritated when they took their eyes off wrestling on the TV long enough to tell me “No! I ain’t been stockpiling no can-goods, and what the hell are heirloom seeds anyway?”

    The point here is that while the rest of society when knocking at your door may find themselves staring down a 12 gauge black tube, when it comes to family you will be forced to provide for them, so convince them to prepare.

    PS… Just another little side note here, is it just me or has anybody else noticed that the last two Fed Chairman have the same hair line which resembles a cue ball wearing a Hula skirt? I figure it’s either a prerequisite to the job having what I have dubbed “The Federal Reserve Hairline” or it’s a genetic flesh Yamika? Now don’t get ne wrong because I don’t have an anti-semetic bone in my body. I just think the fact that many Jewish males having a similar hair line made the Yamika a necessity to protect their head agaisnt the ravages of the sun as much as it is a religious symbol. OK… now I’m done.

    • steve

      Jesus the dead Jew on a stick wore a yalmika you moron!!!!

      • Michael J.

        steve, (Twit)
        The practice over wearing a yamika is only about 400 years old. So no, Jesus did not wear one.

        For moron the subject search: “Did Jesus wear a Yamika?”

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Michael J.,
          steve is probably one of those dumb kids you see in the movies running around with a jock strap on his head….AFTER it’s been used!!!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Im not sure of the origins, and it is called a Yarmulke, or Kippah. And in the Biblical days, the Jewish tradition was for the men to have their heads covered, as a recognition of a God above. It has nothing to do when them going bald, or a certain hairline. And as far as the Bible is concerned, I dont recall Jesus wearing any head dress except for the crown of thorns, when He took the nails for us.

    • karolyn

      Speaking of dollar stores, Dollar General, based in NC, has announced consistent increases in sales. The first quarter sales were very high over last year.

      • Cawmun Cents

        They must have the Chinese applauding thankfully right now.Yes,buy that stuff so you can live easier and more affordably.But next decade when the chinese move you out of your neighborhood and build a lake where your town used to be,dont say I didnt warn you.signed-concerned American

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And are you one of those who demonize Walmart because they sell some Chinese goods? And notice, everyone, on both sides of the aisle, that Walmart is the biggest seller in the world of Made in USA goods, yet doesnt it seem strange, you never hear about this in the liberal press? Isnt that just sweet. But then again, have you ever known them to present both sides of the story? No, not for many, many years. They have their democratic liberal agenda, and that is to attack anyone and everyone that is successful, and reach out and reward bad behavior by giving free money and food to reward those who continue to fail, mainly because their government has learned how to keep them down and in their place, and these people collecting these handouts, cannot see it, because they think it is helping them, when in fact it isnt. Its keeping them dependant, and that is a bad place to be.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        I heard they are making preliminary plans to become Five Dollar General if Barry is around in 2013…..

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Maybe Barry will buy a few of them and call them 5 Dollar Long Legged Mack Daddy’s.

  • http://none Karl Larsen

    I shop at the local Walmart and yes, since the Democrats have fumbled around the cost of most things have doubled. For instance I buy a laxative every month. It used to be $6.25 about 3 years ago. This month it is $14.95.

    I hope the USA can survive the stupidity of our President and his party. I also wish the Republicans would find a Presidential candidate soon. There are some good people out there, all better than Obama, but that is simple.

    • Mick

      Karl Larsen …

      Our milk last in 2008 = $2.09
      Now same milk = $ 2.79

      Coffee 2008 = $ 4.99
      Now same coffe = $ 7.99

      Toilet paper 2008 = $ 4.99 for 12 double rolls
      Now = $ 8.99 “” ‘ ” ”

      Rib eyes steaks 2008 = $ 5.99 regular price
      Now = $ 8.99—-9.99 and even 10.99 depending of the week.
      these are only a fw examples of what the democrats have brought us and they’re not done, how can they claim to help the poor when everything is jacked up on a weekly basis, don’t the poor eat ?

      • Patty

        Yes the poor eat. Haven’t you been in front or behind one? You can recognize them because they have the steaks, seafood and expensive munchies in their cart and are paying with Nobama money. (food stamps) If you look at food stamp tender his picture is on the bill (now a debit card).

        • Mick

          Patty says:
          April 4, 2011 at 8:16 am
          Yes the poor eat. Haven’t you been in front or behind one? You can recognize them because they have the steaks, seafood and expensive munchies in their cart and are paying with Nobama money. (food stamps) If you look at food stamp tender his picture is on the bill (now a debit card).

          >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
          Patty Honey…i totally agree with you as usual but i was referring to the poor souls living on the bit of social security they receive the not welfare leeches,I don’t consider these laze poor….

          • Patty

            Sorry! I thought you were talking of welfare people. I believe as you that our retired folks are getting screwed. If they would not give social security to every person it was never intended for in the 1st place, we might be able to salvage it. I try to help my girlfriends parents who are having a hard time making it by showing them where they can get their meds cheaper on line and helping them around their house so they don’t have to hire people to fix lawn mowers, take down blown over trees, etc.

          • Mick

            Patty says:
            April 4, 2011 at 9:05 am
            Sorry! I thought you were talking of welfare people. I believe as you that our retired folks are getting screwed. If they would not give social security to every person it was never intended for in the 1st place, we might be able to salvage it. I try to help my girlfriends parents who are having a hard time making it by showing them where they can get their meds cheaper on line and helping them around their house so they don’t have to hire people to fix lawn mowers, take down blown over trees, etc.
            >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
            Good girl. It’s the way it should be.
            Most of the older folks and many old folks before them have contributed greatly at making America the best country in the world, If it wasn’t for the elderly who many of them worked for peanuts but still managed to survive the young generation wouldn’t have the salaries they have today with a lot less work involved so let’s not forget their sacrifices.
            Liberals have long forgotten the benefits of hard work and dedication, if they want to improve our educational system let them start with the teaching of morality most of our elderly had..

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Patty:

            “If they would not give social security to every person it was never intended for in the 1st place”.

            Ya mean like those M****R F*****G illegals?!

            Pardon my French. I’m a little wound up today.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Patty:

          I remember my wife telling me that when she was going to college in the late 60s to early 70s on a shoestring she would be in line buying sandwich meat / baloney, rice, etc. and see black students in line ahead of her buying steak, hamburger, chips, etc. and paying for it with food stamps.

          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

          • Patty

            Hasn’t changed much. When my son was in college (1990′s)he said he could always tell when the grant checks came out because class sizes were cut in half. The half that had to pay their own way showed up. The others got their checks and cut bait and partied.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          You are correct there. I was at the store, buying my groceries, and Ive got maybe 160.00 bucks worth. I work 52 hours a week every week, and Im comfortable. The family in front of me, are a man, a woman, and 3 kids. The adults are wearing leather jackets, the 500.00 or more kind that go down to the knees. The kids are wearing Chicago Bulls and San Francisco 49er jackets, and the other a Starter jacket, and I full recognize the leather sleeves, and I know these to be the 150.00 or more pro jackets, not the cheapies. They two boys have LeBron James sneakers on, and the girl has some woman basketball players shoes I dont recognize. And the pants and shirts are pretty nice also. I notice this cart, just full of racks of ribs and steaks, and pork chops and loins, and 460.00 later they check out, and pay for it with a couple of food stamp cards. Im thinking “how can this be, this isnt right”. Then I watch them go into the parking lot, and see them driving by as Im coming out, in a brand new Cadillac Escalade with the sticker still in the window. Now you tell me just how this can be. How can you have money to buy all this stuff, and still get foods stamps? Something is wrong, terribly wrong, and it needs fixed. Im all for helping the poor and needy, and my charitable giving proves that. But when I see a 10 year kid that weighs in the area of 250 pounds, and he is round, I know they arent needy on the food end. Its just all wrong, and we have built generations of people who think the government owes them this living, and it never seems to stop. And when it finally does, because it has to sooner or later, its going to be made that its just terrible, when they should have gotten a job and went to work a long, long time ago, and started being a part of the solution, being a responsible individual to take care of their family, instead of reproducing more and more kids, when they couldnt take care of themselves in the first place. Something needs done, and Im not sure what, but weve got to start making people responsible for their actions, and quit rewarding bad behavior, over and over again. Its just not right, and we all pay for it, and it hurts us all.

          • Carlucci

            It is terrible, but this has been going on for many years. A friend of mine is a former social worker, and she said the same thing. These welfare people would drive up in new Cadillacs to collect their welfare checks and food stamps. She finally quit social work because she couldn’t stand it any longer.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Berberoni,
            I used to work right across from the welfare office in the town I was raised in. i used to watch a man, about 45 pull up in a brand new truck with a suit on, get out of his truck and take off his suit jacket. I watched, as he put on an old sweater and walked into the welfare office, got his welfare, came out and put on his suit jacket to drive away!!! This went on for about six months till I walked into the bank to cash my check, and low and behold there he was behind the counter working in the bank! I made sure I got him and asked him if he had worked there long. He then told me he had three years in as a teller!!! What a scam!!!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            And I dont know how they get away with it. In the 80′s I worked at a place, and we were doing pretty good then, making 10 bucks an hour. I worked with a guy there, making the same 10.10 an hour, and his wife was a nurse, making 7.00 an hour. And they lived in the hood in a 10 thousand dollar house that had been paid for, for a long time, and their kids were grown and out of the house, and still they got food stamps and welfare, and he would show it to us and laugh about it. One guy went downtown more than once and turned him in, and still month after month, year after year, he kept collecting. Can someone out there, anyone, tell me just how this happens? And there are thousands upon thousands of cases like this, and we, the working man, are footing the bill. Why is our government so intent on allowing this fleecing of the system? I dont understand it. I just dont understand it.

          • patty

            Berberoni-It is called job security. The more people they can keep on welfare the more people to serve the more they can keep their gov’t. job.

        • Vigilant

          Patty, I’m unaware of any food stamps with Obama’s picture on them. I Googled it to see what food stamps look like, and the only reference to it was a GOP mailing that pictured him on food stamps. I think it was merely a political statement, not a matter of fact.

          As a side note, I’m a US postage stamp dealer, so I know that no living person’s image has ever been put on a US postage stamp or item of currency. It was a measure taken to prevent living presidents from having their effigies on currencies and postage as dictators and monarchs do.

          • patty

            Vigilant-OMG. You are right, I was making a funny. He does deserve to be on it however. He has gotten more people on food stamps than any other president. Also, the food stamp isn’t really a stamp. It looks more like monopoly money. I got that email joke. Isn’t the internet a wonderful thing. :)

          • http://?? Joe H.

            patty,
            here in Ohio all they have is a credit card type thing! If they stay on it, all they have to do is recharge it through the state!!!

          • patty

            Ya, debit cards. They had a big ta-do in MN about people being able to use them at the casino! Buying alcohol and cigarettes with them. And it wasn’t just MN.
            http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/24/local/la-me-welfare-casinos-20100624
            freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2693390/posts
            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/05/state-blocks-welfare-card_n_751359.html

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Patty,
            Here the card won’t pay for non-food items and I’ve watched them try! I’ve been behind a guy and told him that and that I was in a hurry! All he said was tough! they are as bold as brass about it!!

          • patty

            Joe – Don’t be too sure about that. Google: Has the state of (blank) allowed welfare debit cards to be used for other than food or Has (state) found abuse with welfare debit cards. Something like that, see what you get, I got several pages with a lot of states on them including cruise ships!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            patty,
            Here in ohio, I’ve watched them try to use them for non-food items and the card won’t pay for them. now if they have a food item that costs about the same they might be able to double scan and get them but the card won’t pay for like smokes or even paper towels, TP, or others as it won’t let it ring.

          • Patty

            Joe – You might have bigger problems for fraud:
            http://www.19actionnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=3652395
            http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7994619
            There were pages of them in OH

    • Michael J.

      Karl Larsen,
      I am sorry to hear about the drastic increase in the cost of your laxitve. I sincerely hope that everything comes out OK for you in the end.

      Our constipated leaders suffer from legislative irregularity and could use a similar stimulant to un-bind the executive branch process, now if we could just find someone to administer it.

      • Al Sieber

        Michael, I think our whole congress needs a large enema, Karl, hope everything works out for you.

        • Mick

          Al Sieber says:
          April 4, 2011 at 8:55 am
          Michael, I think our whole congress needs a large enema, Karl, hope everything works out for you.
          >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
          Al,,,Without a doubt ! Too many forget that getting rid of obama is a good thing but the better thing will be to clean up Congress as well. enough with those degenerate money grabbing bastards, we should hold them accountable for nearly evey dime.

          • JC

            Politicians and Diapers need to be changed regularly…
            for the same reason.

        • Vigilant

          It’s rare to find a politician with hemmorrhoids; most of them are “perfect” a$$holes.

          • patty

            Good one.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Vig,
            yeah, well I’d like them to be perfect strangers and not be in office!!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Karl:

      Try

      http://www.hermancain.com

      He can beat Der Fuhrer.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Karl:

      You are dehydrated and most likely have a poor diet.

      You need to drink at least one quart of water per day for every 50 pounds of body weight.

      And as your mother told you as a kid you need to eat more vegetables and fruit. Drive on by McDs and Burger King.

      • Carlucci

        I was thinking the same thing. She’s not drinking enough water or eating enough fiber in the form of FRESH, RAW fruits and veggies. Digestive enzymes would also be a big help.

        • Carlucci

          I meant “he”. Sorry – wasn’t wearing my reading glasses…

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Carlucci:

            Guns kill people. Keyboards mid-spill words…

          • Patty

            Old Henry-It’s “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. ;)

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Exactly right Patty.

        • Cawmun Cents

          If you want more fruits,move to San Fransisco,if you want more vegatables,go stand in line at Wal-Mart with them.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Dats a goodn Cawmun! You’re helpin me get “unwound”. And I haven’t even picked up the paper or turned on the TV yet.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          carulcci,
          That depends. He could be eating all that and getting plenty of water, but if he is taking say, pain meds, he could still get bound up! A lot of medicines have the effect of dehydrating a person especially meds like hydrocodone, ultram,and even diabetic meds.

      • Dan az

        Actually Henry the best thing would be buy a hamburger from micky D’s its sure to clean you out in five minutes flat.Trust me on that one.

        • Patty

          Dan az – No don’t! That will coat your intestinal villi so that your body can’t absorb nutrients, and then you will have to eat 2 more to feel full.

          • Dan az

            Patty
            It wouldn’t stay in long enough to feel full.I’m not sure what that meat is but I’m sure its not beef.

        • patty

          Dan az – Truth in advertising. They say “we use 100% groung beef in our burgers”. What they don’t tell you is what else they put in that beef mixture. They specifically don’t say “our burgers are 100% ground beef.”

      • kkflash

        O.H.: Google “kefir” on your browser, get yourself some, and enjoy clutter-free bowels. I used to have much intestinal blockage, but have been free as a bird since I started drinking a cup of kefir each morning.

        • Vigilant

          At my age, it’s coffee, not “kefir.” After a few cups, it kicks in so well that “Nature’s call” is a 911.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Dont be so hard on McDonalds Old Henry. While my wife was in the hospital for 3 weeks when she had a hysterectomy, because there were complications, I lived on stopping by McDonalds after work on my way there, and ate a double cheeseburger and medium fries and a glass of water every night, and I lost 10 pounds in those 3 weeks. Its those fat arse dudes that eat 3 big macs, and 2 quarter pounders, with a diet coke. Yeah, those guys.

    • jovianus

      Two items folks should realize. One is WalMart. China Central is what they should be called. Wally’s World IMPORTS everything. Go look for anything in WalMart that is not imported. Go ahead, check it out. Checkout China.. the Yuan is way undervalued and has been for years. They’re seeing stresses in the labor forces as they modernize and start working in the reality of the marketplace.

      I’m not stating that is the sole issue for rising food prices. In any world of uncertainty, commodoties rise in attempting to predict the future. And..as usual, commodoties rise above what the future brings about.

      No doubt we’re headed for inflation. After the debacle of the GOP administration and its policies of giving to the rich and taking from everyone else..what did you expect? Did you expect a tightening such as what occured in Ireland, Portugal, GB, Japan etc ? Worked well for them didn’t it?

      We were presnted with an economy in a freefall, financial collapse imminent, and a recession which bordered on a depression. We could have done what Coolidge and Hoover did…and we saw how that came about…or we could have done what needed to be done.

      Democrats are to blame in part. They never fought the fight. They let the Party of No dictate the rules, and thus we extended the Great Giveaway to the Wealthy decade.

      So now we enter the debate over budget cuts and getting the deficit under control. The Party of No, the party of Wealthy foreign and national interests….demanded a special catagory for the wealthy in the tax rates. Cost to our deficit is estimated at $600 billion..with a B. And the cuts the GOP are demanding hit…us, the Middle Classes.

      Inflation may be an issue..runaway inflation won’t rear its head unless the oil is interrupted. An Energy policy which endagners our national security and economic well-being, but which the GOP and far Right are unwilling to resolve. They WANT us to be at risk..they want their donors and thier controllers and Masters gain more wealth, more power. Meanwhile…they attack the very core of the budget which aids and assists the middle class.

      Happy?

      • DaveH

        Sorry, I have a dentist appointment in 20 minutes, so can’t address your drivel. Maybe when I get back.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          I just cannot believe anyone can be that stupid and still be on the loose. Where to begin? Maybe later as right now I have the time, but not the correct frame of mind. I will go off and begin sounding like one of them… Sh*t, where’s my Prozack prescription?

      • Patty

        “Never let a good crisis go to waste” – Rahm Emanuel (one of yours, right?)

        • jovianus

          Rahm is the one the wacked Right quotes that from. It actually was used as far back as the mid 70′s. It has been stated by many, Republicans included…Donald regan and Cap Weinberger said it as well.

          Rahm used it. It’s a truism in politics. Have a nice day.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            And now he’s off to Chi Ka Go to complete its destruction.

            Gotta love those f*****g dumb asses in dat town. Dey juss keep voting them in and paying more and more.

          • Patty

            Jovianus-ACTUALLY, republicans have been quoted as saying, “They (democrats) never let a good crisis go to waste”. It is the democrats that actually put it in practice.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Old Henry,
            actually the way you posted Chi Ca Go, in mandarin it means ALL DUMB VOTERS!

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            JoeH!

            Is that for real? Or, are you pulling my chain?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Old Henry,
            just pullin your chain, guy!!! It SHOULD be true, though!!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            The Cubs have the curse of the democrats on them. Until Chicago turns conservative and sends the democrat thugs to the curb, the curse will remain. Maybe another 100 years.

      • S.C.Murf

        jovbob you are so full of bull you stink. The dem’s have given it out(foodstamps, etc.) by the truck load if you will continue to vote for them. You try and lay this on one party, you are such a Fool, you are blind and will be lost forever. You are one we can count on to continue down the wrong path and not offer any solutions to get us back to where we belong. Thanks a lot, now why don’t you just sign off and never come back!

        up the hill
        airborne on your sorry a$$ yovbob

        • jovianus

          bush’s last budget was the ’09 budget. OK? Add in the two unfunded wars. Got that?

          The GOP now wants to cut spending..all of a sudden they’ve ‘seen the light’ after years of pushing for more spending and unfunded mandates. What do they propose to cut? EPA, Planned Parenthood, Heating Assistance to the Poor, infrastructure, etc. Not one item touches the wealthy and corporate interests (both foreign and domestic0. Not one item of the GOP proposed budget cuts.

          Now think about this for a second. If they didn’t insist on the special tax bracket for the wealthy back in December…wouldn’t a nice $600 billion look good right now?

          Now…overall, there may be a 60 billion cut

          • Patty

            Jovianus-That was a demcratic congress then. And yes, there were some stupid repubs that went along with it. We tried to get them voted out. And in several cases succeeded. What has YOUR party done and brought to the table. We clean up our messes, why don’t you go to your party and clean up yours.

          • jovianus

            Crap. For the first 6 years of Bush…it’s the Dems fault for insisting on? For the final two years with the admin in GOP control and we went into the economic freefall … it’s the Dems fault. In 2009 (2010) budget…it’s the Dems fault even thought he GOP fought and said “NO” to everything and tied up the Senate like whiners. Now? The GOP goes on attacking the Middle Class…and you still say it’s the Dems.

            You haven’t cleaned up the GOP mess…it’s overwhelming in its putrid smell.

          • Patty

            Jovianus – You are a dimwit. The last 2 years of Bush it was a democratic controlled congress. And since then, there has not been a budget passed. Even with a majority democrat congress. No. You guys left it to the repubs so you can blame them. Why don’t you ever accdept the fact that they are a bunch of do nothings. They just proved it by not passing the previous years budget. They didn’t want their own name on it. They just want to continue playing the blame game. Guess what, soon enough, it will be game over.

          • kkflash

            j…anus: Dimwit is far too complimentary a term for your level of intelligence. Take a look at the election statistics posted earlier by DaveH at the link below. Pay particular attention to the income and age groups. Notice how, as people get older, more experienced, and better off financially they tended not to vote for Obama. This has always been true of liberal vs. conservative. Who do you think is more likely to run a more prosperous country: The people elected by the folks on food stamps, or the people elected by those who built and run the nation’s most successful businesses? http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/elections/how_groups_voted/voted_08.html

          • Patty

            kkflash – I try to not make him feel anymore stupid than he appears. Hoping against odds that he may learn something. The fact that he is on this site leads me to believe he wants to throw-up the kool-aid he has been drinking and get better. Or, educate himself. :)

          • JIBBS

            Why can’t the…… take some responsibility for what he’s done????, If you look at the last 80 years, the dems have had been there for more that 40+ years. I could go on and on, but I don’t think you would be able to process all the info. You really need to do some research before you speak.

          • DaveH

            It’s actually worse than that, JIBBS. The Dems have controlled the Senate 70% of the time since 1945. And they have controlled the House almost 80% of the time since 1945.
            Jovianus has good enough grammar that I suspect he’s not on welfare, but I would bet my money that he is feeding at the trough somehow, whether as a Government employee, or subcontractor, or something else paid by Government (with taxpayer money of course).
            Oh I know, if he answers he will claim to be self-employed like most of the Liberals on this board do.

      • DaveH

        First of all, I can’t defend most Republicans. but how can you call them the party of NO, and then blame them for our economic problems?
        If they butt out, like you imply the Republicans do, how can they cause problems? A person must take an action to cause a problem.
        The problems are caused by the wasteful and meddlesome Big Government that Democrats love and support.
        As far as the Rich go, there’s this reality:
        http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2008/10/13/the-rich-support-mccain-the-super-rich-support-obama/

        • DaveH

          Now, if the Democrats voted to shrink Government and the Republicans said NO, then you would have some legs to stand on, Jovianus.
          Of course, it would be cold day in hell before that happened.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            DaveH,
            40 below would be a balmy day when compared to THAT day!!!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Note to Jovi Anus: Your a pathetic liar, yet again. Walmart is the biggest seller in the world of Made in USA products. Or didnt your drive by liberal media tell you that part? Check it out Mr. Anus, then you may write your apology to Walmart. Just like a liberal, you want to punish someone who is successful. Ill bet you were all for them giving GM and Chrysler billions of dollars werent you? You know, to reward the bad behavior of mismanaging your business? That is the democrat liberal way, is it not? Once again Jovi Anus, you have been exposed as a liar. And a blatant liar at that.

    • Tim

      You might want to try for some Quantitive easing? About all people can afford to get themselves on the go.

      Sorry to see people suffering. The harsh part is prices go up but are difficult to come down. So those who are on fixed incomes are getting really done hard.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Quantitative Easing. Sounds like Friday night at the old drive-in back in the 60s….

        • Patty

          ;)

        • Vigilant

          You’re right OH. Problem is, it’s not even qualitative easing at my age.

  • 1 Fearless 1

    With the one party system of government (there is little or no difference between Democrats and Republicans) we as Americans have allowed ourselves to ride the slippery slope into Slavery and the gulag established by the private bankers! The sad part is most Americans donot even know that they are now slaves!

    • Joseph C, Moore, Cpo USN Ret.

      One part system? Exactly! Decades of misleading talk by both major parties that are in the same world government boat. Voting Republican or Democrat will continue the process. Look at what is being proposed as a “tough stance” by the Republican leadership: “We will not allow an increase in the debt limit” (unless certain feel-good concessions are made by the Democrats). I, for one, do not want the debt limit to be increased, or held at 14.5 trillion. It needs to be systematically REDUCED!

    • Carlucci

      The American people have been slaves ever since the federal income tax was applied to their labor. It is Fedzilla’s cash cow.

  • Lita Biejo

    Will there be a change in 2012? I hope so but I don’t think that will happen because of many people have not just been greedier but became more stupid and they will still believe and vote for Obama who would do anything to keep his power.God bless America!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Lita:

      It would be great to have Ron Paul as POTUS and he seems to be gaining asupport around the country, but I fear you are correct.

      Another possibility is, as he calls himself, the darkhorse – Herman Cain.

      Check him out at

      http://www.hermancain.com

      • Michael J.

        Old Henry,
        Someone has probably already sent Ron Paul the Zabruder film anonymously in the mail. Just asking Mr. Paul to run is a death sentence.

        • Carlucci

          I agree. As much as I love Ron Paul, I know he would be murdered just like JFK was. Years ago I read somewhere that Ronald Reagan was warned by David Rockefeller that he could not become president unless he followed orders and went along with “their program” for America.
          I’m sure it is the same for everyone else who wants to hold that office.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            That can be a two-way street. Why don’t we start taking out Rockefellor and his ilk?

          • Carlucci

            Old Henry said – “That can be a two-way street. Why don’t we start taking out Rockefellor and his ilk?”

            Because David Rockefeller and a lot of the Bilderbergers have moved to
            China. I saw it on Jesse Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory” on Tru TV.

          • Robert S

            You can add Huey Long and George Wallace to that list. They had he gall to fight for the people and paid the price.

          • Patty
          • JIBBS

            I think you meant the JESUITS and the VATICAN pull the strings, along with the Rothschilds, Rockapeddlers and the rest of ‘em.

            Check out http://www.pacinst.com/terrorists/preamble.html

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Jibbs – your out of touch with reality.

        • DaveH

          Let’s leave that decision to Ron Paul.

  • Rich Frank

    About a year ago Walmart raised the price of many ‘discretionary food & sweet tooth’ items in the range of 18-22% here in the west central Florida area. Starting about a month ago, the prices were raised 7-9% on basic food items and OTC medications. —- But Bernanke says inflation is less than 1% because houses, rents, computers, etc. have come down in price to offset food and energy. What a Doofus, totally controlled by this administration and also the last one. Need to get more voters properly educated on the crookedness in Washington & Wall Street. Do your part to spread the word among your family and friends, with these articles and your follow up with logic & facts.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Let’s hope the price of dog food does not go up so that the seniors will be able to eat.

      • Vigilant

        Let alone my beautiful three year old Siberian Husky!

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Blue eyes?

          Those are wonderful dogs.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          vigilant,
          If it’s a silver tip with the haunting blue eyes, I’m officially jealous!!!! I’ve always wanted one!!

  • Briggs Phariss

    CONGRESS NEEDS TO FIND OBAMA INELLIGIBLE TO HOLD OFFICE !!! WHY ??? If Obama is impeached, all this trash he & the Damocrats have pushed down our throats will still be there,,, IF he is found INELIGIBBLE TO HOLD OFFICE, ALL HIS TRASH WILL NOT BE THERE. EVERYTHING HE HAS SIGNED WILL NE NULL & VOIDS. THIS SHOULD BE THE WAR CRY OF ALL AMERICANS THAT WANT TO SEE OUR COUNTRY RESTORED, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, FROM ALL THE DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN DONE !!!

    • soldier

      Impeachment ain’t happening. Hell, arguably, its too late for that. We WOULD be in a state of civil war 2 if Barrack was led from the white house in handcuffs for being a pretender to the throne. rodney King Riots won’t be crap next to the rioting in all cities. All of us crackers would be “cracked”.

      • LAW2

        And rioting in the streets is another reason to stockpile food & water no matter where you live, because there isn’t a trucker in the country that would go into one of those cities to a warehouse for groceries to re-supply a small town somewhere else. People, don’t think you are immune just because you live in the boonies!

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          It seems to me that when those dumb asses riot they burn and loot their own neighborhoods. I watched that during the Watts riots and just shook my head.

          So, let the scum riot and burn and kill themselves.

          • patty

            Why would they care? Most of them have no “skin” in the game. They didn’t build, make or work in it. They just live their on someone elses dime.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Its kind of sad, but I have to agree. And after all that rioting and burning and destruction is done, its somebody else’s fault. Isnt that amazing, that instead of holding people responsible that do stuff like this, they are given a blanket of understanding like they have the right to do this, because of something that happened years and years ago. When will it stop?

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Hang a few of those SOBs in trees by the neck around the neighborhood, bring out the National Guard and start shootiing them down in the streets. That would take care of two issues. It would restore order and reduce the welfare load.

        And remember, the crackers are armed and know how to shoot.

        We need to do what needs to be done.

        • Patty

          Old Henry – You are really in a mood today!

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Yea Patty. I FELL outta the wrong side of the bed this morning and broke my philosophical mood. There’s gonna be some assembly required.

          • Carlucci

            I know -! Maybe we should play Old Henry some Bobby Sherman or Cheech and Chong.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            No Carlucci. I think some Toby Keith and Miller Lite.

            I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good as….

            I used to drink and get bullet proof. Now when I drink that much and get bullet proof my powder is wet….

        • JIBBS

          Amen brother, I’ll bring it…..hemp rope, ammo, food, and drink(water) for mixing.

      • JIBBS

        Soldier, I’m one cracker that won’t let that happen. There are more of us than them, and we aim first, instead of of shooting to look cool. Beside’s, that will only happen in major citie’s and not in the country.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          JIBBS:

          It’ll also only happen if the Repubs grow some stones. Mostly the “leadership”.

          Soros, Little Barry, the DNC etal knew that no matter who was in power no one would go after this (breath deeply several times here to avoid all the *) constitutional interloper Kenyan.

          Have you sent that link I posted to your congressperson?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Old Henry,
            did you and everybody else get the email from bob livingston about Hitlery and nobummer pushing further on the small arms treaty??? Rand Paul has even lent his hand to stopping it. There is a petition that can be signed and sent to your reps!! All it is is a end run to try and confiscate your guns!!

      • Earl

        I say If that’s all there is to it, then bring it on! It’s high time the race-baiters and the rest come up against the reality of the situation. Whether Obama was black or white is unimportant. If the man is corrupted, he needs to be removed regardless of color or any other cultural aspect of his being! if civil war is the only way to save this nation, so be it! Too many cowards and for too long….I’m 67, but I’ll deal with it if it comes to that. Will you? If, God forbid, by some freak of luck or corrupt vote, this man gets back in the white house, you can kiss your constitution and bill of rights goodbye! From then on you will be living under a fascist (look it up) government. We are nearly there NOW!

        As Thomas Jefferson said famously ” From time to time it may become necessary to water the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots”. Time is growing short. It’s time for another march on Washington twice the size of the last one. The coming economic collapse will likely bring on it’s heels unrest, and therefore Martial law. anything can happen at that point! Beware!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Absolutely Briggs, absoutely.

      I have been SCREEMING that for two years as has Joseph Farrah of WND.

  • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

    I received this link over the week end and it it CHILLING.

    It’s a little off-topic, but not completely.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwhKuunp8D8&feature=player_embedded <

    I urge everyone to watch it while we still can.

  • Donald Winters

    This was all predicted through out the Bible, They did not believe it then, most don’t believe it now. Until this country is dust most will not Believe, but then there will be no Hope it will be to late. This country is coming under judgement of God for it rejection of Him and his son Jesus. The only line of safety the arms of Jesus has been rejected by the country as a whole. So it go’s the way of the sinner, to everlasting punishment, screeming all the way that there is no God. There is no safety in gold or silver, for it is written that gold and silver shall be cast into the street, You want safety? there is no safety except for those covered under the blood of the lamb of God. If you truely want safety and to be protected in the times that are upon us, Jesus IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Most Church’s have been compromised and would not let Jesus in the door should he want to enter. so thats out for the most part. So that leaves only you and the Bible. You want salvation you must go to Jesus in the new testiment meet him there every day, repent of your sinful ways and begain a life soldout to Him, He will give you a peace that passes all understanding. With nothing but crap to lose and untold riches that last with you forever its a no brainer. True Christianity is not a releigon its a personal relationship with God’s son who came back from the grave and gives all that call upon Him everlasting life. As God said this day I put before you LIFE and DEATH, choose LIFE.

    • soldier

      You guys are such cop outs. Fine. You sit there and get wisked away by the rapture while the world burn around you. I prefer to wrap my sleeaves and work to make the world a better place. If you are right about Heaven and Hell, then have fun watching us burn in agony in Hell while you are in Heaven. Your God is more wretched and evil than Hitler if he is going to burn us all forever. I would have asked God never to create me. I would rather be oblivion.

      Lol, I thought the bible also says or implies stuff like “God helps those who help themselves, and all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. I guess if a rapist ravages a woman near your home, you go ahead and “pray for her” while she is having her key reproductive insides yanked out. Me, I am grabbing the AR-15 and prepared to make “scum steaks” that night.

      • Cawmun Cents

        Why would you assume that a Christian doesnt have an AR-15 to defend a recently raped woman with?In my case you’d be making an incorrect assumption.Meek does not mean weak.Two different words.As for the scum steaks,you eat them.I would’nt waste the time to feed a rat on them.I have my own victory garden.I like guns,rock and roll,am a loyal American,why would you judge me/them that way?Do you think Christians are cowards?You might be mistaken.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          For some reason, people think of Christianity as a weakness, and they couldnt be further from the truth, because it is a strength that nothing can top. Its the only thing that can give one eternal life, and I know that for a fact, so just how can you possible top that? And if someone thinks they can hit me, and Im supposed to turn my head and let them hit me again, they obviously havent a clue what turn the other cheek means. It doesnt mean be a doormat and let people walk on you. Not at all. When I fight and have the righteousness of being right standing behind me, nothing can stop me. It is a strength indeed.

      • Carlucci

        soldier – The Bible doesn’t say either one of those things. The English philosopher Edmund Burke said “The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.”

        (This post also went way down to the bottom of the thread. Sorry for the redundancy).

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        No sir, God is not wretched if He throws you or any other into the lake of fire. Do you not understand. If you life all your life on earth, and you tell God to go away, that you dont need Him, that He doesnt exist, and that you dont have time for Him, then judgment day comes, and He lovingly looks at you and tells you that He is going to give you the desires of your heart that you exhibited for all your years on earth, and He sends you to a place where you will never hear His name again or be bothered by Him again, how can you not call that just and fair? Wake up son. Have you any children? Do you not love them enough to discipline them? And if they tell you all your life your a waste of their time and they dont listen to you and dont want anything to do with you, do you not walk away and let them go do their thing? Yes, you send them out into the world where they will never be bother by you again. Only they could still come home. On judgment day, it is the final judgment. Yes, I will be gone and taken up, and its my job while Im here, not to pleasure myself beyond belief,and to fill my life with money and women and riches, its my job to let people like you know, that all this here is fading and going away. Last time I looked, one out of one die. Ok? And there is a Jesus Christ that came and died and rose from the dead, and history proves it. Funny how people believe in Julius Caesar, but not Jesus Christ, yet Jesus’s name is mentioned 30 times more than Julius Caesars in original historical documents. And I and other believers know its all true, because as the previous post talks about a personal relationship, when you invite Him into your life, something cosmic, or out of this world happens, than man cannot comprehend, because it isnt of man, its of God. And just as the Bible says, you have eyes but do not see and ears that do not hear, and when Jesus comes in, the eyes and ears are opened, and it is revealed, that He is who He said He is. I know if for a fact, and so do all that have taken this step. And see, the Bible to you and many others, that dont believe, are just stories, because the Bible wasnt written for the unbeliever, but as a guide to the believer. Without the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, it is just paper with words on it, a book have you. But when you accept Jesus as your Saviour, the Holy Spirit enters you my friend, and you fully understand, that this is God’s word directing us. And you dont understand it all at once, even believers couldnt possibly comprehend it. But little by little it is revealed to us. Am I perfect? No dude, Im a lowly sinner , and always will be while Im wearing this flesh. Im a man, a fallen man. But I know where to turn for true strength, and its not in money or houses or guns, the real power in in Jesus Christ. Because all that you see here, the good, the bad, and the ugly, its all fading, and its all fading fast. And none of it will be taken with you. And you and I and all will die. And then there is an eternity to be lived, either with the Lord Jesus in Heaven, or into the Lake of Fire to live in agony the rest of your life. And dont demonize God for sending one there, as it is your decision and your decision alone, that determines where you go. And its not going to be like on earth, where it is always someone else’s fault. No, in the final judgment, the truth will come to bear on all of us, and we will give an account of ourselves, and be taken to task of being held responsible for our decisions, and our decisions in this life, affect totally where we spend eternity. So if you take the road that leads you to destruction, please dont blame me, dont blame society, dont blame some politician or judge or lawyer, blame yourself, as you are the one responsible for making decisions, and you will life and die with the decisions you make. Any questions? Feel free to ask Jesus, He will answer all questions to those who really want to know. I know, He did mine.

    • kodster5

      Amen, Donald! You have it right! However, since we do not know the time of His calling us to Him in the clouds, it is best that we prepare ourselves to survive until then. That means taking the steps, as soldier says, and maintain a watchful eye on everything (Matthew 13:36-37).

      I’m planting my own garden, stockpiling food and water, and whatever else I need to do, to protect my household and family for those times. If I’m called home before then, what do I care if someone breaks in and takes it? I’m not here to stop them, and if it helps them survive till the end of the tribulation, then let them have it. Who knows, they may come to know the Lord during that 7-year period, and be ready to enter the Millennium with us! But if I’m still here, and society has deteriorated to that point of having to use weapons to protect myself, you damned right I will be!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Amen brother. We cant sit back and expect God to do it all for us. He has given us arms and legs that work, and a mind to think with, and a life, a precious, precious life to protect and nurture, and He wants us to stand up and fight for what is right, and not be a doormat for anyone or anything. It is only for the Hope I have in Him that gives this life a reason to live. What exactly would be the purpose without Him? To come here, live, die, and get buried in the ground and thats it? Come on, if that was it, just what would the point be? Life would then be pretty darn worthless if that was the case. Besides, He has revealed to me and others like me, that there is a whole lot more than that, and this life pales in comparison of what awaits. But while here, live, love, and laugh often, and serve one another and bear witness to the One who made us. The best is yet to come.

  • Bob

    Obama got elected by the young because he promised to pay their college tuition. They saw free and you couldn’t convince them someone had to pay for it. Now they will pay.

    • TIME

      Bob,

      Barry also made promises of FREE HOMES, FREE CARS, and FREE HEATH CARE.

      But anyone who is thinking knows that there is no FREE LUNCH. You end up paying ten times what the normal cost would be.

      How bloody Sad whats become of this nation.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Change change change. If we all dont get rid of him next election, and all his cohorts, when these kids grow up, all they will have is a little change left, and thats it.

  • DMS

    The GREATEST Generation leaving us yet another challenge to overcome!

    • Michael J.

      DMS,
      Another victim of pulic education parroting your professor’s propaganda on subjects you really know nothing about?

      If it were not for “The Greatest Generation”, you probably would not be here. Or if you had managed to be born, you would be blogging here today in German or Japanese.

      Have some respect for your elders, they’ve earned it!

      You might instead try listening to them, and hopefully learning something.

    • Patty

      DumbMaleSlave – you will be looking for their guidance once the sh*t hits the fan. They have survived it. You on the other hand, probably will not. I look at what happened in Japan of late and can only imagine how the people in this country would have reacted. Imagining not a very pretty site.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Think New Orleans September 2005. All those blacks sittin’ on rooftops juss waitin fer da guvmant man to hep them. The stealing, looting, raping and general thuggery.

        Now think back to the flooding on the upper Missippi in IA / MO. The people just GOT BUSY and took care of things. No sittin on barns / corn cribs waitin fer da guvment man. They just got busy sandbagging and helping each other where needed.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      The greatest generation cannot be blamed. It is a result of all of us, who allowed these lawyers to run the country and our judicial systems and our school systems, and we are the ones that gave them the power. And we are the ones that can take their power away. So quit being like Obama and pointing fingers, and get to work and be a part of the solution. Vote them out at every turn. That is your job, if you care to be a part of the solution. If you want to keep pointing fingers and blaming others, then vote for your local democrat.

  • TIME

    A penny is made of ZINK with 1 micron of copper plating. Thats should explain it all.

    If not perhaps this will help you, a penny is worth less than .0000001 cent.

    • JC

      Melt them down and use them for “rounds”.

  • http://www.carefreepools.com John Bently

    If you haven’t seen it, it is time to watch http://www.endofamerica14.com It tells you what to expect in the next 12 months or so. Stock up on food and silver to buy more. There may well be rioting in the streets.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      John B,

      There will be plenty in the streets. Rioting wlfare bums screamin because the hog trough is empty.

      Also, the nit wit Obummer idiots that have / had no clue.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        That is coming Old Henry, where the states are finally deciding to balance their budgets, and cut these handouts and these useless union contracts that have been sucking them dry, and all these people who feel entitled, living on entitlements, are finally basically going to be told to get a job and go to work, and they dont want that, as they have made it perfectly clear for years and years, that they feel the government OWES THEM a living, and they will resort all their energies to stealing and robbing, instead of getting a job. And then our broken penal system, will have to change also, because right now, if people like this get caught in a crime, that dont have a job and dont own a house, they give them a slap on the wrist and send them out to be repeat offenders. Its all true. They need to stop that, and actually punish them for the crimes they commit. That is after all why we have so many repeat offenders, because they get a slap on the hand. That has got to change.

  • Kenny kernell

    Donald, you are absolute correct! We have rejected god at every turn. We will pay the price for it.

  • Ed B

    I started reading all your comments and am amazed that there are so many intelligent people reading this website and taking the time to post comments. First I posted a simple comment about Walmart having increased their prices over the last two years and thought I was a true visionary. LOL. I wish I was as eloquent as you all. Then I read further and saw how many more of you made the same observation. You are a fine group and have to make sure that you keep beating on as many people as you can to get their votes in the right column. We have to do everything possible to get the Chicago idiot and his bad of incompetent thieves out in 2012 before they do any more irreparable damage to our country.

  • FreedomFighter

    Kick out the Progressive Liberal/socialist/commi’s democrat scumbags,change to a “Fair Tax” type setup so everyone has skin in the game and end the fed. Bring our troops home and close the frakin border.

    Sounds like a no brainer, we just have to overcome the entitlement mentality that demonrats leverage for votes. Once the lower income types have skin in game of paying the tax system they wont be so high on voting for the freebies.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      You are so right. The democrats have created a whole sector of voters who rape the system at every turn, and collect, collect, collect, and if they had to start paying in, just maybe they would start getting down on all their friends sitting around being a sponge on the system. And our government needs to stop these entitlement programs, giving hand outs to healthy strong 18 – 30 year old men who sit around drinking beer and smoking cigs all day because the governments pays them to do so. Its insanity, and it keeps poverty going. Stop the handouts now.

  • Ruby

    I’ve shopped at Walmart since the Clinton administration. I’m not entirely offended by the comments/blogs/opinions here, but I wish they weren’t soooooooo general…as if shopping at Walmart is the equilavent of brain-dead.

    I’m a conservative to the core. I’ll continue to shop at Walmart because I get more bang for my buck there. I’ve been preparing for desparate times, as much as my meager buck will allow me to. So not all Walmart shoppers watch American Idol (I didn’t know it was still on the air) and Wrestling. Some of us watch Glenn Beck, Freedom Watch (love DA JUDGE), and other Fox programs.

    • JC

      That little star between the Wal and the Mart should be Red and the Wal should be changed to China * Mart.
      That would be some truth in advertising.

      No offence Ruby…none at all…but It will be a cold day in hell before I but one thing from WalMart.

      • Ruby

        Thanks, JC. I have a sister that won’t step into a Walmart because they don’t hire union employees.

        I started shopping at Wally-world when their products were “supposed” to be “all American”. Most of us remember the rest of that story. Now, I have a hard time buying anything (ANYTHING) that isn’t made in China…used to be Japan. Oops! I’m showing my age. During all my youth I promoted buying American, until the last decade. It was a slow progression, but I saw how little by little, about 80-90% of our products come from…you guessed it…China.

        I “window shop” online before I go to a store (not just Walmart, btw). About 90% of all products are imported, and about 90% of those products, from China. These percentages are reflective of the products I buy.

        I’m not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I manage. One of the ways I manage is to shop at Walmart.

        • Patty

          Ruby, if you have a local Menards, try there. They tend to have more American made products than other retailers. I use to always shop at Home Depot until I figured out all of their stuff comes from China.

          • Ruby

            Thanks, Patty. There aren’t any Menards stores in California.

            Yes. There are conservatives in California. LOL

          • Patty

            Ruby, Well go figure. No Menards but I know you can pull up to just about any Home Depot (made in China) in CA and get a truck load of illegals to go with that purchase! If you want to try a good trick on them, pull up in a truck, tell them you have a job for them, they will pile in and drive them to the nearest immigration office!

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Patty:

            You must live in the Mid-West by mentioning Menard’s. Until VERY recently they were the China Syndrome as well. I went to our local Menard’s on a Sunday about 3 years ago and just spent 3 hours wandering around looking at merchandise. I could count on the fingers of both hands the stuff made in the USA. The rest was all China.

            In the last year or so, they have been running ads with sales on items made in (insert town name) in the USA! After helping to run most of the American manufactures out of business.

            I have to give old John Menard credit – he saw the writting on the wall and moved back on shore.

          • patty

            Old Henry-Yup. Midwest mama. I only go there when they advertise the Made in America stuff.

        • JC

          Ruby, we all need to get by the best way we can. It’s truly sad though that our economy has been sold out from under us by a combination of Corporations and Government Policies.
          We really should try real free enterprise and a system of justice with NO government involvement.

        • Vigilant

          Ruby said, “I have a sister that won’t step into a Walmart because they don’t hire union employees.”

          I wasn’t aware of that. Walmart just when up a few notches in my estimation. I’ll have to shop there more.

          • Vigilant

            “…just WENT up, not “when up.” My God, I had a senior moment.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Hello. Anybody home? Walmart is the biggest buyer of Made in USA goods in the world. And if they unionized their employees, then I wouldnt go there, nor would a lot of people, because here is how it would work. First you would walk in, and the greeter wouldnt be there, because he is running around the store talking to his buddies, and the boss cant make him stand there and greet people, or the dude will take him to the union and complain that they are making him work. Then say you go to the CD department, and you cant find the guy that is supposed to work there. You find him over in sporting goods, talking to his buddy over there. You tell him you need some help in the CD department. He tells you “go get your mother to help you”, and continues his conversation. So you catch another Walmart guy with the blue vest on over there, and approach him for help, and he says “it aint my job” and walks away. That is exactly what would happen, and I know it, you know it, and God knows it, and most of all honey, Walmart knows it. And they worked to hard to make their business one of the most successful in the world, to let the unions cripple it like they did GM and Chrysler. And yes they did. And that is, exactly what would happen. And thats the facts, no doubt about it.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        JC / Ruby:

        Don’t forget Home Depot (I wonder if the Kenyan pronounces the t) and Lowes.

        Those two pretty forced the co-ops such as Ace True Value, etc. to move off-shore in order to compete.

        As I have stated here before, if we had not / did not buy the China goods they would not sell it. WE DID IT TO OURSELVES.

        • JC

          And Target, they won’t support the troops on Veterans Day, but they do sink a lot of money into gay rights organizations. It doesn’t surprise me to know they are French owned.

        • patty

          OH & JC – I usually shop up @ my farm. They still have an Ace and a couple of other local hardware stores plus Menards & Fleet Farm. That way I get out of paying the HennCty Tax for that new friggin stadium. Only problem is I close it down in the winter. Hope I can afford the gas to get up there this summer. Could always hook a trailer to my bike for the dog I guess….

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Have you gone to an Ace True Value or a Do it Best lately? Who can afford it. When their prices are pretty much double and triple what Lowes, Menards or Home Depot are, Ill drive the extra mile to go to Lowes, Menards or Home Depot, thank you very much. I was looking at some brass screws at a local Do It Best, because it was close by. They wanted for 1 stinking screw, a third of the price of a box of 100 at Home Depot. I dont think so. I have seen this enough in these stores and in Ace stores, that I wont even bother going there anymore.

          • patty

            Beberoni-I understand what you are saying but, how many of those screw heads fall off when you are using them? They are cheaper because they are made of cheap metal. I would rather buy a well made product than a cheap product. Usually, in the end, you are ahead of the game.

    • Ed B

      Ruby,
      I read those comments and didn’t think that the person was slighting Walmart shoppers. They were referencing those that voted for Obuma.
      On the topic of walmart…I will say that they have dropped many of their excellent lines of goods in the clothing area and gone for cheap crap…with the exception of the Dickies line. Their garden department is great in season. Otherwise, I think their focus is on their bottom line instead of quality and that’s not good especially when you are paying more for lesser quality.

      • Ruby

        Bob Livingston’s blog, “Unfortunately, the people who shop at Walmart are too busy watching “American Idol” and gossiping about Charlie Sheen through their Twitter accounts to understand what’s happening. They will see higher prices and they’ll blame the nameless and faceless “they,” sure that the store manager or his boss or his boss is responsible. But most, if not all, will not know what’s happening until it is too late for them. They are headed for rough times.”

        I’m objecting to the generalization. As conservatives, we very much dislike when non-conservatives “lump” us all into the bigot category; however, sooooo many of us (conservatives) do the same thing. My brother (uber conservative) does exactly that, and I have to remind him ever so gently that not all liberals are alike, as well as, not all conservatives are alike.

        • DaveH

          He’s generalizing, Ruby. Bob doesn’t have the computer space or familiarity of the individual Walmart shoppers to list their names.

      • Alice

        Walmart sells Chinese goods, they’re cheap! We buy them.
        That’s how China is building their economy.
        With your American dollars, that you gave them.
        Now they have so many, they bought our treasuries and invested. Soon, they will own US if we dont wake up.

        • JC

          Too late. They’re already building the greatest military machine in history…with our “interest” payments alone. End the Fed!

    • sherri ww

      Shopping at Walmart,or wherever U want to,is fine Ruby,but for heavens sake try watching some other shows than Fox news and all that sort of nonsense.Better yet,keep the TV turned Off and Read BOTH sides of whats going on,in government,not just those programs that feed everybody their slanted,and often false views of our government.All I ever ask anyone to do,is hear better,read a true account of things before throwing our country away.

      • DaveH

        Have you ever watched John Stossel, or Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel?

        • DaveH

          Fox news, by the way, gives the most fair treatment of the news that I have ever seen any news station give. They make an honest effort to give both sides of the story, unlike those other, liberally biased news programs.
          How can you easily tell if a program is biased? If they are talking about a controversial issue, and they only tell one side of the story, they are biased.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Yea Ruby, for Pete’s Sake do like Sherri and get your balanced information from PMSNBC and the little girlei-man with the tinkle running down his leg….

      • Vigilant

        sherri says,

        “…keep the TV turned Off and Read BOTH sides of whats going on…”

        And what will you read? The NY Times? Moveon.org?

        Newspapers and the Internet are just as biased. DaveH is right, and has the independent surveys to prove it: Fox News is more fair and balanced than any other media outlet, and is trusted more than any other.

        Libs hate to see that, but they’ve got to “read it and weep.”

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sherri ww,
        I think DaveH was asking you that question about the Judge. sherri? SHERRI???

        • patty

          Joe- I think she got railed to much and left town….

    • S.C.Murf

      People have to remember that Murphy’s Oil ( the gas station on wal-marts property)is American oil and processed here in America. That should be the only gas any of us should be buying. Am I right? Or have the dem’s gotten to me also, if so would someone please put me out of my misery.

  • Chris

    “People get the government that they deserve.” I’m sure you’ve heard that before. People wanted a world power; they got an empire. Now you are paying the price. The empire is starting to crack just like all empires before it. Don’t blame Obama. He is just the current emperor selected to watch over the empire. Every emperor since Wilson had a role in the empires demise. Andrew Jackson warned of central banks, but the bankers won in 1913 and they have been robbing the American people ever since with the help of congressional stooges who take the banker’s money and pass laws in the banker’s favor. The emperors don’t make the laws–congress does. Demos, Repubs, Indies–it doesn’t matter; they are all stooges with very rare exception.

    • Al Sieber

      I agree Chris, we need to get rid of the Fed. Reserve also, the only corporation that congress allows to counterfeit money and get away with it, if we did that we’d be put in prison.

    • Patty

      Chris, don’t you think WE ALL had a hand in that? The banks could not have gotten where they are today had it not been for CREDIT. We have all had a hand in it. If you want to take power away from the banks, live within your means and pay cash for everything. I was never a credit monger, but I am even less now. It is cash basis only for me.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Patty,
        I have two credit cards, but they don’t make a cent off of ME! I don’t carry a balance EVER! Yes, they make money off all the vendors I charge through but they don’t make a cent off of me as they have no yearly fee, no usage charge and as I don’t carry a balance they don’t get interest!

        • patty

          Ditto here. I count that as cash basis.

  • wnettles

    The rotten scoundrel and imposter communist/Marxist/socialist Obama and his hoard of regressive, antisocial misfits that inhabit the White House will be the downfall of our nation unless they are ALL REMOVED. This must happen soon. The reversal of policies that have been put in place by these vermin will take many years. But, they have to go if we are to save our nation.
    Impeachment, but, that takes too long and is not a certainty. Arrest and trial for treason, well, there certainly is enough evidence. But, that would take some leaders with guts enough to enforce the law. Not a likely scenario.
    Nuclear attack by a foreign enemy? Would take out a lot of innocent people along with all of the trash in Washington. Might wake some folks up. Would be very nasty with martial law and all of that.
    Asteroid hit? An act of God. Not counting that one out at this point. EMP attack by terrorists? That one is the most likely one, but, would cause a loss of about 90% of our population from starvation, disease, rioting, and mayhem. Not a pretty solution, but, it would refocus the priorities of any remaining citizens.
    Citizen action right now to purge the current legislative, executive, and judicial branches of our government of anti-American vermin is crucial for our survival as a nation of free people. If we don’t act now, we won’t get another chance.

    • sherri ww

      @Whettles.No disrespect meant,because everyone has a right to an opinion(however not a right to make up their own” facts”).Anyway,I have to know-Do U actually BELIEVE that stuff U just wrote there,or is it a joke? Because,if its real thoughts,this wonderful country is REALLY in more trouble than even I thought!

      • kodster5

        Wake up, Sherri WW! You tell Ruby to stop watching Fox News, et al, and start listening/watching the other side, to get both sides of the story. Why don’t you heed your own words, and get both sides of the story? In reality, life IS getting a lot worse, and it’s going to be even worse. You think this is bad? Just wait! You may not survive, unless you prepare, NOW! Do you think that everyone on this forum are conspiracy theorists? I beg to differ! These folks are ones that have had their eyes opened, and they don’t like what they see. They have the guts to open their mouths and sound the alarm! If more and more of us do that, then we have “a job well done, faithful servant”, and people will survive the coming collapse of society as we know it. This is a GLOBAL issue, not just the USA!

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Kodster5″

          “Why don’t you heed your own words”.

          Kodster, liberals do not heed their own words. They simply preach to everyone about what they should do and how and when.

      • JeffH

        Well said kodster. Is sherri ww is just another of the liberals with an open mind? Too bad the liberal definition of being open minded is that you must think like them, otherwise, you are closed minded.

        • kodster5

          Yes, ironic, isn’t it, JeffH. To that, I say they’re nothing but hypocrites. Look at yourselves, before you dare open your mouth to me!

      • Patty

        And Sherrie, you are free to leave this country at anytime.

        • sherri ww

          Patty:what in the WORLD. Were U talking about,in that post U left me(I didn’t c it the)earlier this AM,about ME being free to leave the country at any time? I am NOT one of the unhappy ones,with our beautiful country!! THAT’S my line,for the folks who hate this&that,our govt,our president,whatever.I am perfectly happy right here! I see I got about!! 3 nasty posts later! too,but I have been busy. I am sorry U don’t consider President O. Your presidentpresident tooto

          • Patty

            Sherrie – I mean, if you love socialism and marxism, move to a country that has it. We are taking this one back. And if you love it now, you won’t after we kick all of these losers out of office. Although, I should warn you. You may be free to leave here, but you may not be free to chose another country because they may not let you in.

        • sherri ww

          Patty:what in the WORLD. Were U talking about,in that post U left me(I didn’t c it the)earlier this AM,about ME being free to leave the country at any time? I am NOT one of the unhappy ones,with our beautiful country!! THAT’S my line,for the folks who hate this&that,our govt,our president,whatever.I am perfectly happy right here! I see I got about 3 nasty posts(nt just from u) later,but I have been busy. I am sorry U don’t consider President O. Your president too.That is too bad,because most of my life,no matter WHAT President was in power,I never even DREAMED of being disrespectful of,or to him.My parents wd have had a fit! That probably says it all,a bout what is wrong with our country and our children today.

          • patty

            Sorry Sherri, if you can’t see the damage of the present administration, you are drinking the kool-aid. Sheeple just follow the crowd. Over cliffs mind you. I think you might want to turn off MPR and watching Seaseme Street and look around you. You just might have a reality check.

  • gonefishin27

    Start stocking up on navy or great northern beans you are going to need them. When you find a good meat buy buy 2-3 put rest in freezer. Learn to make bread and find a restaurant supply where you can buy 50 lb bags of flour. Seal them in totes and put spearmint gum in with them to stop from getting bugs. Same with pasta buy in bulk seal in totes and put a package of gum in them. Same with cereal. Buy powdered milk works great for cooking.

    • Carlucci

      gonefishin – thanks for the tip about the spearmint gum and bugs. I’ve been putting stuff like bags of rice, sugar, and flour in zippies and storing them in the freezer to kill any wevils. I know that ants don’t like bay leaves, but didn’t know that about spearmint.

      I would suggest that everyone hang on to their slow cookers and bread makers. Solar stoves are getting popular, too.

      • Patty

        Carlucci-they can get through baggies. Get some air tight totes and store your bags in the totes after you freeze them. You only have so much freezer space!

        • Carlucci

          Thanks, Patty. What are air tight Totes? I’ve never heard of them. Are they big plastic buckets with a tight seal? Where would I buy them? Please don’t say Wallymart…..(LOL -!!)

          • Patty

            Car-Check Menards or Fleet farm. Think out of the box. Try fishing gear storage stuff. They tend to make it water proof.

          • Patty

            Car-http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7TSHB_en___US330&q=airtight+totes&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=8697618951851848845&sa=X&ei=OwSaTe3YDaOI0QHDpODsCw&ved=0CCYQ8wIwAg#
            Amazon.com

    • kodster5

      Go to http://www.dutchvalleyfoods.com, you will see where they will sell bulk items like flour, rice, everything you will need, to the consumer, in 25# and 50# bags. Or go to http://www.bulkfoods.com!

      I put my flour and dry goods in plastic barrels with screw top lids. Home Depot sells them in sets of 3, and I have found that my flour stays bug-free, allows me access to get what I need, when I need it, without destroying the rest of it, and it doesn’t take up freezer space. I make my own bread (thank God for bread makers and crock-pots!), and just got an advertisement for a DIY solar cooker that I’m waiting on more information on. I’m constantly thinking of what I can do to cut out the need to run to the store, stocking up on things in bulk, buying cases of bottled water, etc. I buy a bit here, and a bit there, when my budget allows it, and slowly building it up. It’s a start!

  • gonefishin27

    Silver has gone in the last month from about 35.50 to $38.50 buy now it isn’t going to get any better. Forget Gold it is too high priced now to do you any good.

  • Carlucci

    soldier – The Bible doesn’t say either one of those things. The English philosopher Edmund Burke said “The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.”

    • soldier

      The bible implies that you should prevent evil with good if you can. If you have the power to easily stop a murder, isn’t a sin to sit there and watch it?

      • kodster5

        No, you’re not supposed to sit there and allow it to happen! You’re to intervene, and stop it. But, a crime such as rape? Usually isn’t done in public, and the perpetrator doesn’t want to be in plain view for someone to watch him, because he wants to continue to do his jollies, not be locked up in prison. So, tell me how we’re supposed to stop a rape from happening, if we aren’t aware of it? Same with a murder. Most murderers are not doing it in public, unlike the assassinations that happened in Tucson, AZ, etc. Most murderers DON’T want to be caught, but to get away with it. So, tell me, ole guru soldier… how?

  • http://www.digitalundivide.com Fred Thomas

    The price of goods is going up because of the hike in the cost of fuel and it is not Obama’s fault. Many of the so-called conservative work in Wall Street and they are maneuvering the price of gas to fatten their bank accounts. They do the damages and then they blame Obama.

    • soldier

      This actually isn’t far from the truth. The criminals on wall street and in the Federal Reserve have more to do with inflation than the annointed one. Obama, is however, allowing this to happen. Obama could exercise some power and risk being assasinated as JFK was by getting rid of the Federal Reserve as there is no constitutional provision for it. Obama of course is a politcal hack coward and an individual with no balls of any stregth or size.

    • Patty

      Fred T – you mean we are all done blaming Bush for everything?!? Thank god, that was getting so redundant.

  • http://com i41

    The people at Wal-Mart will not wake up,They are democrats, from the floor help up thru the top level. Hillary Clinton sat on the board of directors as well as the Clinton HUD director, who “lost 300 million” that nobody knows where it went, as several other dumbocrat slubs. I shop at smaller stores, since 3 years ago when I took a couple of failed products back, they acted like it was a waste of their time to bother them. Since a customer can not call the main head quarters and get the run aroud, I’ll shop with my local stores.

    • Former Walmart person

      Hi, I a person from Wall mart who has just woken up. I use to have pics of my butt crack on those infamous people of walmart pictures. Now, pray tell, what should I do? Why would I stockpile silver and gold when the government will just take it using M16s and depeleted uranium tank rounds if necessary as FDR did? Why should I stockpile seeds when legions of terror troops murder me and my family for daring to grow a garden when the new food safety bill passed?

      • Lastmanstanding

        Buy a firearm or two, a bunch of ammo and protect you, your family, us (and your buttcracks)right to be free!!! Sounds like you have already given up. For God’s sake do something…don’t waste the gift of your life as so many do!!!

      • Patty

        Former Walmart – Buy it from a private party and don’t tell anyone you have. There will be an underground currency coming and it will be metals, food, gas.

        • Carlucci

          I’ve got lots of coffee in the fridge because I hardly drink it anymore. That would be good to barter with. I also saw in a newsletter to stock up on brownie, gingerbread, and cake mixes. If things really get bad, you can barter with those as people love comfort food like that.

          • Vigilant

            Alcohol and cigarettes. They’ll be worth their weight in gold.

          • patty

            I don’t know vigilant. They are really baaaaad for you and Ms. Nobama is going to have it all outlawed! Where is my shovel? Have to build an arsenal at my farm to store all this stuff!

      • JIBBS

        your a dumass

        • patty

          Who?

  • Louise

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    BORN JULY 4, 1776
    DIED NOV. 4, 2008
    RESURRECTION November 6, 2012
    NO OBAMA RE-ELECTION-MEANS—
    more money in your pocket,more jobs,no forclosure’s, no bailouts, not punishing the elderly by taking there social security cost of living away from them!( now for 2 years), President with a real American Birth Certifcate!Everyone realize just how much is at stake, apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.-again
    Obama is dangerous to America! He needs to go along with Gaddafi–
    Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. Obama is for it—
    because obama is a invader from KENYA –and he know’s it!!
    He sure pulled the wool over all those Obama voter’s-
    Obama’s is & has been dangerous to America, his spending taxpayer’s money is–OUT OF CONTROL! Better think again when you go vote for President-he is NoT for the American people! He is for himself!Obama is closet bowing muslim –How can we real American respect him? he’s been devious,deceitful Muslim-Marxist. Food & gas is sky high in any store! Since Obama been in it has been worse!! “O BUM A” needs to be impeached HE IS REALLY SCREWED AMERICA he and his administration and friends -have gotten out of paying taxes and are still in government! example (Rangel)-OBAMA ONLY CARES FOR OBAMA’S AND ALL HIS FRIENDS! PLUS he get’s on T V and do his well written speach–to talk about Lybia? –ALITTLE LATE NOW–he does not talk to Congress? Now it time to think about America –it comes after his great Rio Vacation–what a jerk!–America is suffering and Obama’s enjoying YOUR money!
    Saw this, thought it was interesting facts concerning– Obama & McCain Presidential election:–ELECTORIAL COLLEGE VOTES-
    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million
    McCain: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
    Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
    In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

    United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

    • sherri ww

      Yep Louise,we would just be SO much better off,to have Mcain and S.Palin in there these last 2+yrs,because I am SURE they would have EVERYTHING All fixed up and Peachy!This country would be laughed off the face of this earth,when that total uneducated trailer trashy palin got done with “fixing” things all up! That gal couldnt fix breakfast,much less run a country.Good Lord!

      • Patty

        sherrieww-Not that I was a McCain fan, we had bad and worse to chose from. But, at least Sarah could run a state which is a lot more experience than the community organizer had/has. She also weeded out a lot of the corrupt politicians, democrat and republican.

        • sherri ww

          Patty:not trying to argue with U at all,but Sarah Palin couldnt run a state.Thats why she quit,because she was in big trouble and WAY over her head,and of course,she,and probably her husband,figured out how she might bw able to stir people all up and make Millions of $ for them at the same time,from nice but confused and foolish folks who were still not sure what to think about a” Black(and White as well)man getting in as President. PPeople who absolutely refuse to give our President a chance,always try to put him down by calling him just a comm.organizer”and such,but the truth is that he is highly intelligent and highly educated,was an attorney,a respected Law professor,and a U.S. Senator-just the type of person we needed to even begin to straighten out the terrible mess the Republicans had gotten us into!

          • Al

            Your a moron and the reason we are in the mess we’re in. You voted for an America hating ineligible impostor and still don’t get it. Look what has happened to America since your hero, a moron like you, has been squatting in our White House. How’s that hope and change working for you? Enjoying those gas prices? How about the highest unemployment numbers in our nation’s history? Of course you are obviously one of the hand out crowd. The game is coming to an end and you selfish communist embracing obots will just do much litter left behind. I could go on but why waste my time trying to reason with a vegetable!

          • kodster5

            SherriWW, you just showed your true colors. You are a liberal, in true form. For someone who insists that everyone else look at both sides of the story, you just proved you don’t. If you had, you wouldn’t have posted such vitriolic comments about Sarah Palin. I agree with you on McCain… I voted for the team, but hoped to hell that something would happened to McCain to get him out of the picture, and Sarah Palin would become President.

            Sarah Palin is the only person who has come onto the political picture who has common sense, knows what is best for her state and country, after researching everything available, and puts her constituents before herself. I don’t agree with EVERYTHING she says, but I agree with MOST of what she says. She is a light that the bugs are circling, and you’re one of those bugs. I hope she zaps you!

          • Patty

            Sherrie ww- He is not my president. You can have him. OMG. Do you have the left dribble down pat. Here is a napkin, wipe your mouth.
            Why don’t you try NOT listening to the drive by media. Because I am pretty sure that is where you got most of your “facts” from about her. She took on both democrats and republicans and won in Alaska. She took on the “good ole boy” club and beat the pants off of them. I do not understand how any woman can throw her under the bus, because she has accomplished a lot. Women libers should be praising her, but they won’t because they want to divorce and trade in their husbands for a gov’t. husband. Women libers don’t want to stand on their own because if they did, they would not be constantly toting how the gov’t. should take care of them and their kids. She is not a lifer politician. Yes, she left being govenor. If you were offered a chance for a higher position in your company or at another place of employment, you would turn it down?

          • Patty

            Sherri – He is highly intelligent? You have seen his college transcripts? Because no one else seems to be able to locate them, or his birth certificate, or his passport, or…..and as for him being black/white, he is the biggest racist and divider this country has had since the KKK. He does not even acknowledge that he is white. He only acknowledges the contempt that he has for white people. Must be very hard to hate half of yourself that badly. Must do a real number on his psyche. From his own books:
            This is from “Audacity of Hope”;
            “There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
            From “Dreams”;
            “The emotion between the races could never be pure,” “Even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.”
            “There was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white”
            3 years ago

          • JC

            sherri ww says:
            April 4, 2011 at 11:04 am
            Patty:not trying to argue with U at all,but Sarah Palin couldnt run a state.Thats why she quit,
            ————————————————————-

            I see. now you’re an authority on Sarah Palin too?

            You are about as clueless, opinionated and ignorant as they come…in a word, a Liberal.

            Governor Palin, completely cleaned up the “old boy” rat’s nest that was Alaskan politics, Cleaned up their budget, gave up the perks, like an armed deatil and airplane…what she did was show some real morals and integrity. And she is at least an American which makes her a thousand times more qualified than that con man from Kenya. But you wouldn’t know that would you? What with your whole education being 10 second CNN soundbytes.

            Why don’t you just shut up, you’re an idiot.

          • Patty

            Now JC, we are trying to educate the ignorant, not turn them completely off. Closed minds can’t learn and she needs her eyes opened. She drank too much of the kool-aid and it has affected her common sense a bit. With facts, and some de-programming she may come around…..

          • JC

            Patty, you’re right.
            There are days though, when I don’t think you can get 5 gallons of knowledge into a pint jar. That and I’ve pretty much had it with “useful idiot communists” that don’t even know that’s what they are. As far as I’m concerned we’re way past the point of dialogue and debate.

          • JeffH

            JC ” As far as I’m concerned we’re way past the point of dialogue and debate”. I’m with ya on that one. I came to that conclusion a long time ago.

          • Vigilant

            “People who absolutely refuse to give our President a chance…”

            He’s had a few years already, and he’s failed the test miserably.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            sherri ww,
            Get your head out of your backside, girl!! Those charges you say Palin was facing??? she was found innocent of all but one misdemeanor!! Wonder if your wonder man nobambi could get through that much scrutiny? I doubt it!!! Oh, and just to educate you a little? she quit the job of Governor to avoid the state having to fork over defense funds to defend her against a bunch of no basis, trumped up charges. Instead, she fought them without the help of the state!! Again, I wonder if nobambi or say it ain’t so joe biden could stand up to that much investigation into their dealings?? NOPE!!!!

  • DaveH

    Excellent article, Bob Livingston. I’m hoping more people will read it and wake up.

    The Government and their propaganda news networks will blame the inflation on everything but the Federal Reserve, as usual.

  • Raggs

    This is aimed towards the destruction of the middle class and the redistribution of wealth to the lower income families…
    The middle calss will pay a significant increase in everything we consume, food and energy while the welfare recipients continue to leach the system…

    • jovianus

      I agree Raggs. The Welfare of the Wealthy and the coroprate subsidies are too much for any sane American to want to continue to shoulder. In essence, the wealthy and corproate America are getting a free ride plus on our backs. They should learn to pay for their own ways since they can afford it..and give us some breathing romm fer chrisakes.

      The wealthy just received tax breaks costing us $600 bil by being given a special tax bracket … why?

      • Dan az

        Jovi
        Here is a list of all the business’s that left the country because of high taxes and union demands.The list is so long that I will not post it, but will give the site for you to understand that when you say tax breaks for the corps are whats causing the problem,then you need to rethink what you are saying.

      • kkflash

        This reply is for both jovianus & sherrie ww: I’m going to exercise considerably difficult restraint by not calling you any of the demeaning names that liberals who think like you deserve. Let me just say that you are so mistaken in blaming the current economic situation on the Republicans and conservatives, and so wrong in your facts as well as your convoluted conclusions that I don’t even know where to start correcting you. Let me just call some facts to your attention. American corporations pay taxes at the highest rate in the developed world. To call a reduction in those ridiculously high rates corporate welfare is the same sort of political drivel your lying liberal candidates used to dupe the lower income classes into voting for them. But here’s another hard to swallow factoid for you. No one on food stamps ever created a single job for anyone else. Those corporations and wealthy you’re trying to blame for all our ills pay nearly all the bills in this country. They create the jobs, they pay the lion’s share of the taxes. And they’ll continue to move those jobs and the associated taxes to places where they are treated better until you and your species wake up and elect representatives who will turn off the welfare spigot, stop the unions from holding our businesses and governments hostage, and allow American ingenuity and spirit to once again compete effectively with the rest of the world.

        • Patty

          kkflash – well put, but a little over their heads.

          • Dan az

            Now thats an understatement.Maybe we should do what I made my kids do back in the day,put their finger in one ear so as not to let it just go strait though.

      • Vigilant

        “The wealthy just received tax breaks costing us $600 bil by being given a special tax bracket … why?”

        I enjoy arguing with Jovi Anus, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

        Tax “breaks” cost us nothing. Out of control spending and debt maintenance cost us that $600B you’re so fond of citing. That $600B is not the property of the government, it is the private property of the wealthy, who already pay the lion’s share of taxes in this country.

        Karl Marx and Frederick Engels did not found this nation.

  • John Spooner Sr.

    Inflation is just another step in bankrupting the Governments, States,Counties, municipalities, the private sector and individuals. In 1913 congress unconstitutionally transferred our nations economy over to a Private corporation. That corporation called the Federal Reserve system Incorporated subversively replaced the American Dollar with it’s worthless Federal Reserve Notes and imposed a debt system that can never be repaid by the governments or the tax payers. The dollar of course has taken the blame for the damage caused by the FRN’s.A good example is the current fervor to buy gold. Why would anyone pay $1428 DOLLARS to buy a one ounce gold coin? Why would anyone pay $38.00 for a one oz silver coin? I can’t think of a word other that stupidity.

    I lived through the crash of 1929 that resulted in nine years of depression. That was the rehearsal for this one coming up. You want to know what’s added is that when you bought the gold and silver, you signed a receipt. FDR confiscated all the the gold the voters and tax payers had to prevent a foreclosure on the USA Inc that he had just declared bankrupt.

    What will happen you ask or may not. I’m going to tell you any how. After the crash and depression begins our nation along with Canada and Mexico will merge to become the North American Union,as a Province, colony or third world country. There will be a a currency exchange from the FRN’s to Ameros, The NAU will be governed by a Parliament and will have it’s own Judiciary System. The gold and silver coins will be confiscated and We the People will live happily ever after in Under the New World Order. Apparently that is what the majority of Americans and their illegal alien guests want. I don’t, but that’s just me.

    NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE—– NOT THE PRESIDENT

    • Lastmanstanding

      God bless you John Spooner Sr. Sounds pretty accurate to me…I’d be willing to bet that there will be alot of metals trading to get the gold and silver. Some of us are willing to have no life than a life of slavery and poverty. Whatever happens thanks for your honesty.

      Sir, the planet will clean up this mess in its time.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      John spooner Sr,
      I have never signed a single reciept for a single gram of silver! I have probably ten pounds of it and all was bought from private owners and for cash!! You do things the wrong way, my friend!!!

  • jopa

    I try not to shop a Wally World but when I buy meats from the small grocery store next door they are not as fresh due to less volume in sales.I actually bought some ground chuck there one time opened it when I got home and brought it back because it had a rancid odor.However the main reasons for inflation is deregulation of Wall Street and big oil.What another contributing factor is the monopolies are back and there is no competition.When we started to use corn to run our SUV’s that didn’t help either and we even use tax dollars to convert that corn into fuel.Ethanol subsidies have to go.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      See jopa, that radiation DOES do some good!!!!

  • Tim

    The whole USA economy is out of whack and built on hope. Hope that people don’t realise the floor is fog not concrete.

    There are several tenets that form any economy. 1) No free lunches – this means someone has to pay. 2) Wealth has to be created – not printed. 3)What is borrowed has to be returned. 4) everything has a price.

    The property industry continues to wobble on a socialist CRA foundation that has failed and continues to crumble. This is a huge hidden tax on everyone elses’ homes. Unions have bilked the system for too long, manufacture has disapeared leaving unemployed and pension holes. Welfare needs serious rationalising. Burden of illegals.

    Without these issues being addressed things my get better for a while but as one has to feed the lion in the lounge each time it wakes it will continue until the person feeding is the last meal. Keynsian policies of easing are like farting in the wind, adding petrol to a car with broken pistons…..

  • louie

    Once again I’m gonna tell you people what we need to do! What we need to do is quit saying what we need to do & do it. This is gonna be hard, but if you mean what you say then it will be worth it. THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT…literally, on their hard/sorry heads/behinds. We don’t need guns, knives or pitchforks…all we need is our two feet & our two hands…starting at our courthouse doorsteps & go on to washinton, cleaning house as we go…WE’LL NEVER VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!!!

  • pete

    When prices go up, people buy less. So I reckon people won’t be shopping at WalMart as much as they use to. I shop at WalMart most of the time, but I figure I better start shopping at K-Mart and that bargain store they run next door to K-Mart. It’s also time to shop more at the Dollar Stores and the “Job Lot” stores ….

    What is probably happening is an item that cost WalMart like 1 dollar, they mark it up to like 5 bucks … But now that same item is probably like $1.60 for them, so they are going to jack it up to 9 bucks … In the end they make more profit, or so they think…. they forgot that people will shop at other places for lower prices…

    So threaten away WalMart … You could go out of business just like Ames and Caldors did .

    Be optimistic ! I’m going down to the Chinese market when I get my new food stamp card ! Remember .. We have nothing to fear but … FEAR ITSELF !!

    • 45caliber

      Wal-Mart and similar stores generally make a 5% or less profit in the store. The rest goes for purchase of the item, shipment to the store plus any storage along the way, building costs, power, and labor. And I don’t work for them nor do I have any of their stock.

      • pete

        There goes that theory ! Ha Ha…. Thanks .

        But I’m still skeptical, It might just be “creative accounting” y’know what I mean ?

        Look at the bright side. If WalMart goes out of business, something better will replace it… Right ? If the prices are to high, that will probably happen. Maybe they need to be more flexible, buy much more local products and save on the shipping …

  • John Hanna

    I have to strongly disagree with this assessment – the people who shop at Walmart are too busy watching “American Idol” and gossiping about Charlie Sheen -
    Actually, the people shopping at Walmart are too busy working to watch the government and they hope the government is looking out for them. Working people do not complain – remember on the job rules – no religion, no sex, no politics!

    • pete

      Mr. Hanna,

      We had a bed bug infestation a back in 2009 and had to have pretty much the whole apartment building treated. Some apartments were treated over 1 times with this chemical that looks like pancake syrup on your walls !! HA HA !!! I tossed most of my furniture and TV SET ! It was a chinese Symohonic 27 inch that cost me $150 and lasted longer than 7 years ! Real good picture ! Bought it at WalMart , it was leftover from a Black Friday sale…

      The little critters had gotten into the TV !

      So me and the wife don’t watch TV anymore, except for CNN at McDonald’s – and I catch “Family Guy” on Hulu every week …
      What people should do is throw out their TV’s (or just shut them off and/or use them as a computer/videogame monitor). I’m reading more these days.

      Do you know what will lower prices ? Stop buying junk. You know what will help you stop buying junk ? Stop watching TV commercials !!!!

      That will lower prices ! I bought a wok, scrubbed the lacquer off it, took two hours ! I don’t buy Chinese anymore, I make Chinese food at home !!!

      People, GET STINGY ! become a TIGHT WAD ! Do the Jack Benny look when someone ask you for some change ….

      • 45caliber

        pete:

        I agree. But now if you can just convince my wife I’ll be eternally grateful!

        • patty

          Cut up her credit cards. Make her pay 50/50. :)

        • pete

          If I had credit cards, y’know what I would do? Buy silver !!

          Then when everything hyperinflates, pay the credit cards off….

          • patty

            Already a done deal here.

  • Dallas

    I love the Disclaimer for replys… respectful and civil comments….HA HA… (nice to see that is being enforced)… While it is very hard to support the track our country is now on…. it was even harder at the end of the last administration. I agree very much with the logic and conclusions of this article, but blaming “the kenyan”…. or “democraps” so on and so on is way off base. Truth is that our politicians Republican and Democrat alike are playing the American public like a fiddle divided right down the middle one side blames the other for everything… and nothing substaintive ever gets accoplished…. but they get to stay in office and their money people continue to ride the gravytrain they provide for them.

    Until the regular everyday citizens of this country stop playing the games our elected officials lead them to play… We are going to continue to swirl down the toilet. We must come together as citizens and stop identifying as Republican or Democrat and be Americans… Hell… it has gotten to where the average American family can’t get through a Thanksgiving dinner without some sort of infighting about politics… bad for us… good for the politicians.

    Truth is we are at a nexus… very few modern Americans have ever faced any sort of real hardship…save the people still with us from the WWII era and before. Today’s idea of hardship is having to settle for a Maxwellhouse brewed at home instead of a Starbucks. We enable our politicians to steal our wealth and our children’s futures because we are soft and refuse to consider any other truth than the false truths fed us by politicians and news casts controlled by which ever political party we decide to allign ourselves with… Bottom line is there is no way to painlessly right the ship…. We need leadership that is not affraid to say that… and take action.

    Ultimately that comes from all of us… we must both rich and poor… republican and democrat DEMAND healthy robust debate and compromise on the very important issues we face as a nation and drastically change course…. Refusal to do so (as has been SOP in Washington for nearly 3 decades) will bring us to the point of no return in the very near future. As a people we have forgotten the hardships those who went before us went through to build this great country … we owe it to all of them face reality and understand that… if we can’t pay for it… we can’t have it… and adjust to having less. We must preserve the greatness of America for our children. We are all in this together, until we start acting that way I fear for our future. If we can come together and make the necessary sacrifices history tells us we are unstoppable, and can accomplish incredible things.

    • Patty

      Dallas, well put.

    • libertytrain

      Dallas perhaps you are relatively new here – I’ve noticed many, many, many comments that had to be “removed for offensive content” and “offensive words removed” – there’s a very fine line that has to be walked with regards to what each person considers offensive and still keep a site that has far more freedom for your “personal liberty” with regards to posts than so many other sites allow of you.

      • JeffH

        libertytrain, I agree. PLD seems to only censure highly derogatory and foul language and not much else. They give the commenters far more leaway than several of the other blogs I’ve been on, especially if the commenter is a liberal. I’ve been booted(been 2 years) from two other liberal blogs for just returning the insults yet the original insulters were never booted or blocked from making more insulting comments.

        • kkflash

          That’s the Golden Rule applied to blog sites: He who has the gold rules. The Rule has been effectively applied by the mostly liberal media in this country to help elect a president who won’t even prove he’s a citizen.

          • 45caliber

            Several states are requiring a real birth certificate to be placed on the ballot now and more are considering it. I wonder how Oblama plans to get around those…

        • libertytrain

          I think Personal Liberty goes through great pains not to remove someone unless they have just proved to be incapable of following even basic decency. There’s a few I’d love to see removed… :)

        • Vigilant

          JeffH, that’s the “fairness doctrine” you’re talking about. Constructive, even rude, conservative talk is dangerous and should be stifled, but leftist propaganda, insults and illogical responses are “freedom of speech.”

        • pete

          Hey Mr. JeffH,

          Them liberal sites that booted you off are probably run by liberal political operatives. You won’t get anywhere with them because aren’t open enough to reasonable conversation . They agitate only.

      • Dallas

        I guess unless you are making a disrespectful remarks about the President of the United States which seems to go over just fine here… I’m just saying you don’t have to agree with the policies (I certainly don’t)… but our country’s highest office deserves a measure of respect… liberal and conservative media alike coin these catch phases and nicknames designed to insight anger and divide our citizens… look at the opions of others who differ from your own… and try to understand their point of view they are citizens too… I am so tired of seeing the outright contempt each side has of the other… All American’s have a story and a background that drives their individual opinions… if we spent more time respecting our differences and looking for compromising solutions instead of swinging to the extremes… we could again achieve greatness… This is the original design of our government… We make our best decisions when the plight of all of our citizens are considered, repsected, and debated… The condition of your nieghbor affects your condition much more than you know…trampleing him to “get yours” only hastens your own demise wether you believe it or not…

        • 45caliber

          The position of President earns respect. The person filling that position does not. Therefore, it is okay to say bad things about the person but not the office. It does NOT mean that we can’t say bad things about the person holding that office – particularly if we are only pointing out the bad things he did or didn’t do.

          • Dallas

            Being critical of a President’s positions, and even having a lack of respect for them is fine (it is the design of our system and what makes it great)…However the name calling and open contempt is unnecessary and unproductive… it only keeps people who side with him (about 50% of the US)angry and close minded to what you and I may see as a better way… trust me, those people don’t want to destroy America… they just have a different view of how we should address our problems based on their individual circumstances… and, believe it or not…they do offer some value and a points of view that should be considered in our policies and decision making …

            IT is much more productive to isolate the issues in debate…. RESPECTFULLY… Keep the good and discard the bad from BOTH sides and end up with better decisions for all Americans… Being a hateful, and divisive only perpetuates the root of our problem. ITS kind of like a husband and wife… if you resolve your defferences by name calling and contempt… the marriage falls apart… when you disagree you must have enough respect for the other to work out a compromise. Right now our country is falling apart because we have lost that mutual respect for one another.

            To me it seems the past few Presidents (and today’s politician in general)like to play the “you must be anti-American if you don’t agree with me” game… OUR politicians want us divided… That way they don’t have to take responsibility for anything and stay in office. As citizens we must take on the responsibility of electing representives who represent the values of their districts… AND… can respect the points of view of reps from other districts enough… to work out good legislation that addresses the needs of both. If they can’t do BOTH… we need to fire them, or we are headed down the road of an America none of us wants to see… A few more years of doing nothing
            and this beatiful marriage is going to fall apart… I think anyone who has been married knows keeping it together is hard work… We need to hold them accountable to do the hard work, and stop pointing fingers and calling names… so juvenile.

        • patty

          Dallas – Can you get a little more PC. 45Cal is right. He has disrespected that office himself. And on top of that he has disrespected every American in this country. Therefore, he deserves no respect.

          • Carlucci

            You got it. The people in the district of criminals have nothing but contempt for the American people, and it all starts at the top. Actions always speak louder than words.

          • Dallas

            Agreed… but that is an opinion, one I happen to share,
            but 50% or more of the US citizens do not. To help them see the light and support more reasonable policies and reunite the US people we can’t just turn our back and be angry and uncompromising… I have repsect for the fact that he addressed healthcare… it is an enormous problem…. Now the way he is trying to address it is absolutely wrong in my opinion, but atleast the ball is rolling.

            So many who are not effected by the challenges of our healthcare system fear change and want to keep it the same… however those who are affected and can’t access it want to blow it up and hand it to the government… Both extremes are equally wrong. Not recognizing that only because is does not apply to you (which ever side you stand on) is a perfect example of the problem. We must get back to actually trying to understand… though respect… why our fellow citizens see it another way, and work with both points of view to reach a solution that is acceptable for everyone… That is going to require a little pain on both sides… but we are all better off for it in the long run.

          • patty

            Dallas – I agree with what you said. But, when you have people who think they are entitled to something that someone else has to pay for. I get livid. I know people who make 60k/yr. They have 2 kids that they could cover on their employer plan for about $100./mo. each. DO they? No. They take vacations, buy townhouses they couldn’t afford, lease new vehicles, buy expensive clothes they should not. In other words, they don’t take responsibility for what they brought into this world. Same thing for the welfare people. They don’t care. Someone else is footing the bill and THEY EXPECT IT.
            If you took the illegal immagrants and welfare people out of the picture, healthcare would be a lot more affordable for people if it wasn’t free to 1/2 of the population. I have to pay for them in my taxes, in my healthcare premiums for me and my employees. How would you suggest making people responsible?

  • Nora Smith

    Sometimes humans are gluttons so, when food starts reducing, go crazy. Let’s look our brethren in Latin America, Africa, or Asia, what’s more, even here in America, some know one meal a day only. Of course, when one-day meal is all they know they’re happy and healthier. During recession, the poor are the more affected, but still don’t go hungry, perhaps they have something called “faith” and don’t worry about the next meal because it is already taken care of. Let’s worry for today, tomorrow has already its own evil.
    Let those who have ears to hear it.

  • rusureuwant2know

    “For those millions on Social Security and other entitlement programs, the money won’t go away. But the dollars you get from them will not buy a loaf of bread.”

    Hey, the dollars SS and other entitlement recipients get are just as worthless to them as they are to you. Don’t go and make these beneficiaries look like the bad guys here.

    • 45caliber

      In Revelations it states that it will require a full day’s wage to buy a loaf of bread …

      • pete

        Like the psalmist wrote -

        Life was filled with guns and war,

        And everyone got trampled on the floor,

        I wish we’d all been ready

        Children died, the days grew cold,

        A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold,

        I wish we’d all been ready,

        There’s no time to change your mind,

        The Son has come and you’ve been left behind.

        Right 45 ?

        I always thought the USA would have colonized Space by now – then go under after the “Rapture” because most of the citizens got “Raptured” …..

        But that’s just a fool’s dream ….

  • Walter Fisher

    Which company is the best to buy gold from AND how do you know how much you need to buy? Thank you!

    • Patty

      Walter-Do your research. Check prices on line at Apmex.com. Then research some more. Go to a private dealer, they will negotiate more. Do not buy on line, just use those companies as a price guideline. Try Craigs list. Ebay, not so much. Too traceable. Make sure you know what you are getting. Become familiar with the minting and authorization on whatever it is you buy. Practice consumer beware.

      • Dallas

        Patty,
        No reply button on your last comment addressing the entitlement culture…so I replied here… Understand… this entitlement undertow has been the standard operating procedure for the better part of three decades now… It is ludicrous and wrong… but most who are caught up in it do not know any other way…They think that is the way it is supposed to be… they believe they deserve it. You asked how we make them responsible??

        The new health care law requires them to have health insurance, or forces tax penalties… either way… they must participate.. instead of spending the extra 200 on a car they can’t afford they are being compelled to participate… one of the only things that makes sense in that entire bill…. Look, I think we think very much alike… my point in nearly all my posts is that digging in and being contemptous.. only considering your own point of view… is what causes the issues we face today. Both sides need to consider the position of their opposition more respectufully, and look for common ground and progress… I believe we are rapidly heading to a place where we are a HAVE and HAVE NOT society… the middle class is disappearing… It is in ALL of our best interest to make sure that does not happen… because it won’t be a 50 /50 split more like 90 / 10 have nots being the vast majority. At that point our economic system (that is the basic social contract keeping us grounded)… collapses, and money becomes nothing more than worthless paper… Only thing that makes it have value now is that we agree as citizens that is does have value. Take that away, I and don’t think any of us want to live with the consequences. This scenario is a very real possibility… I pray we find a way to avoid it.

        • patty

          Dallas – I have an idea. Instead of giving them ANYTHING, make them earn it. OK mom, you got a kid or two with no way to support it. This is the deal:Here is your housing, food, medical care, whatever else they believe they are entitled to. To receive this, you must show up 5 days per week, 8 hours per day to this local tech or comm. college and take a piss test. Your kids will stay in the schools childcare facility there. You will get trained in something for the next 18 months. You will be placed in a full-time job after that if you cannot find one on your own. You can stay on welfare, but all of the money you earn will be paid directly to the state for reimbursement of your benefits. If you want more than that you are on your own to get it. If you lose your job and found to be unemployable because you are a loser, you lose your welfare. Does that sound fair? Is that reasonable? They already have ALL of that available to them. So, now what?

    • Patty

      I believe most are guaging for 6-9 months stockpiling for food fuel, barter, etc. If you can’t afford to buy metals, buy things that you can barter with that others will want or need.

      • 45caliber

        The prime things to buy for sale or trade later are medicines, food that will last awhile, and ammunition.

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

      Dear Walter Fisher,

      I do not endorse any particular seller. I would recommend you seek a local seller first. If you find a gold and coin dealer that has ties to the local community and has been in business for many years, this is your best choice. Be wary of shopping online and make sure you do your due research. As to amounts, I’d say accumulate as much as you can afford. Silver is an excellent alternative to gold and is easier on the purse at this time.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

    • http://?? Joe H.

      alter,
      Ask around and see if there is a coin club in your area. I belong to three of them and that is where I buy my silver, with no reciept!!

      • Walter Fisher

        I appreciate all of your helpful comments, thank you!

  • http://www.thepassiontrilogy.com/ Daniel A. Roberts

    I was raised as old school as it gets, but to also love my country. When my career went away (health reasons), I tried working anyways. I worked two and three jobs at a time for 13 and a half years. What do I have to show for it? A bigger Government and guys in suits sassing our economy from the Federal Reserve. I had to resort to writing fiction novels as I can’t pass a pre-employment physical anymore, but I also get zero dollars in my name for food or disability. My own father, who was 18 in 1929, taught me the vaule of food. He was in his mid-30′s during WW2, which he also passed down the lesson to never get involved with a war unless you intend to win it. A clearly defined enemy, defined goals for winning, and to bring everyone home once all the goals were met.

    Everything he taught me used to be common sense and public knowledge. Now these Marxist idiots are trying to re-write history, it makes me sick to my stomach. My own son’s AP American History book had only one paragraph on the Bill of Rights, just bif enough to fit on a sheet of toilet paper. Advanced American History my arse. It was a huge piece of propaganda that’s being spoon fed to the younger generations.

    I’ve had it with this system. I want our Constitutional Republic back, and seeing the leftist idiots who spout their horrible lines of rhetoric so violently, it looks like our country is in for another round of civil war. All I ever wanted to do was earn a living and defend my country if called upon to do it. I barely earn anything, and suddenly the country I used to live in is almost replaced. Change? They can keep their change. I’ll keep my freedom.

    • Dan az

      Daniel
      I agree and feel the same way.check out this site.
      http://libertarianparty.org/platform

      • http://www.thepassiontrilogy.com/ Daniel A. Roberts

        Thanks for the link, Dan. I’m aware of the Libertarians, I love those guys. Politically leaning, I’m registered as an Independent. The two party stranglehold on the high offices ensures the impossibility of a peaceful revolution, which only leaves a violent revolution on the table. As a guy who detests violence, as a man who never would want one shot fired between Americans, the Progressives are leaving us little choice.

        They want people to forget or never know that between 1776 and 1913, those 137 years of growth and properity where our dollar grew in value by 13% was based on a truly free market. We built roads, schools, hospitals, everything with no FICA or anything stolen out of our paychecks just fine. Retirees didn’t starve to death as they had plenty of money saved over their lifetime, because nobody ever took it from them.

        In 1913, the first ever Progressives instilled socialism based programs including the Federal Reserve. By 1929, that crashed the economy horribly because true free market capitalism and socialism doesn’t work together. Ever since then, inflation has been used on Americans and the value of the dollar slid downwards more than 200% since then. Never again has our dollar ever seen a true gain in value.

        By the way, my books are printed in the United States. I proudly own the fact that I have a “Made In America” product. It bothers me to no end that the taxes I have to pay from that income (small as it is) goes to enrich people in the Federal Reserve, the scum bags who are truly responsible for our woes today.

        If we started there and got those punks removed from power and returned the control of our money supply back to Congress, people whom we can hold accountable with our votes, then we’d be on the right tracks. However, the people who are close to getting such reform done usually end up getting a bullet for their troubles. (i.e. Ronald Reagan) Sorry if I ramble… I’m just angry and I want my country back. Unfortunately, I’ll probably be arrested as a domestic terrorist for saying such things by the lefties.

        • kkflash

          Here’s some fun math to show the Social Security system is unnecessary. (I’m ignoring the effects of inflation to make a point.) FICA & Medicare taxes currently take 7.65% of every working person’s income. Many people forget that their employer is contributing an equal amount, bringing the total to 15.3% of income. If you worked without a raise for 46 years from age 18 to 64, and you and your employer contributed that same 15.3% of your income to an account that grew at 4%/year, you’d accumulate enough money to continue the same rate of pay from age 64 to 103 without working. Everyone who put in their 46 years would get a 100% pension for the rest of their lives. At 5%/year growth you could retire at age 58 and keep the same income until age 101. You see, the government is taking more than enough money from us to get the job done. They are just terrible at managing it.

        • Dan az

          Well Daniel you are probably right,But you are not alone!

        • http://none HILLBILLY JOE

          This is not a reply to Mr. Roberts per say, but to all that might read it. I am an old fogger, and sure didn,t vote for him nor did any of my family as well as I know, and they range from 50 down to 2 months. However what I want to get accross to all of you ,is that it don’t matter what party you proclaim, or who you vote for. The ones that you do vote for are your employer, and you let them tell you what they want, what money they want, what ins. what retirment and ect. Did you do your company that way, I think not. They told you what you would get and if you didn’t want that than they would fire you Also we did not get 2 or 3 offices spread around, and a whole staff of people all at our expense. Its time that people wroke up and smelled the Rosses, if the ones you voted for is not doing what you want, than call,e-mail them write to them anyway you have to to get them. Don’t blame everyone else for voting for the wrong. If you are sure that someone voted for someone that you don’t think is doing right, than don’t get mad at him but tell him to call the dirty dog and tell him to shap up.I don’t think they deserve any pay, ins.,retirement, offices or other people doing their jobs unless the people votes for it. If they don’t like it than stay out someone else will run.We vote for one person than they put in 2 or 3 offices and full staff without our approvel. My boss sure didn’t hire me any one to do my job, or put me in some offices, so I could run from one to the other to stay away from people. I have e-mailed, and called lots of people that I voted for and can never can get in touch with them, the message says this is electronic message and if it is an emergency than call #so or so, guess what, I never get any one their either. I finally track him down, but cost a fution in calls. We need our elected officals in one place so we can get him at any time, also in this day and time they should have e-mail so we can commucate to each other free of charge. If they can afford a $150.00 for a plate lunch just for campaing money they can sure can buy a computer.
          Get it right people, don’t blame everyone else just work on the ones you voted. also aask anyone you intend to vote for will help with the other things mentioned, iof not than you better talk to him more or think abouit someone else.
          Hillbilly Joe

  • Jewler

    Jewler;
    some people forget too quick. Example the last two years of Bush he begged the congress to work with him to save America. The democratic controled cohgress refused. Bush had the economy getting better even fighting a war that noone had encountered befor and was recovering.
    Bush made mistakes and admitted it. Bush recognised our service men onerably. now the last two years of Bush’s presidency is blamed on him not the congress whom caused it. Obama still blames his faults on Bush and racism. Obama also claims the people as if you disagree with him you are a terrorist. I know seniors did’nt elect him into office
    Islam farortism, big unions, and people depending on goverment programs, and the democratic owned media did get him elected. You can check the records in all the states that went for Obama were the ones with the highest unemployment, and the highest number of welfare recipients. caried him thinking they would get a $7500 goverment check and the illegal immigrants. this is his lie and deciet that won the election for him and the democrats are still blaming Bush and the consitution for their falicies. Jewler

  • Rennie

    Right now scrap prices are up on expected demand from China as other countries see recovery ahaead, and Japanese scrap is “undesirable” as some put it, but also because the dollar is going down. What this means for anyone is that metal, of all kinds, is apt to disappear, plows, cultivators, parts or whole tractors, things you need to produce food, so secure all your tools and implements, do not assume something is too heavy or too remote, during the last big scrap prices (for the olympic city in China) when any available scrap wa slifted, farmers were losing implements out of their fields and dooryards, highway departments lost machinery and guardrails, people came home to find their wiring and plumbing stripped out. It’s not just gold and silver elevating in value, it’s all metals. If you are going to stockpile benchmetals or scrap to recycle, they too must be indoors and out of sight. You may even want to think about keeping gardening tools locked inside your basement or attic when not in use, as other people might decide they need your gardening tools. If there is nothing visible to tempt a thief, you will have less problems.

  • 45caliber

    Jobs are down. Gasoline and deisel is up. Food is up. Everything else is going up.

    And now Oblama has announced he is running for President again – on his record.

    I never knew he stopped running.

    • Dan az

      45
      And I hope he will not stop running all the way back to kenya!

  • Scott

    Lets get real. If you really want to know and understand how all of thus started go back to the end of WW1 and Woodrowillson’s speach he gave leaving office. He stated that he might have made a mistake……he is talking about the Federal Reserve. Actually the plan started back in the late 1700′s, but this is a great place to start studying, just be sure you follow up all the way up to this modern administration. What is going on now was actually planned a long time ago. Just do the study.

    • Robert S

      Worow Wilson didn’t make a mistake. He knew what he was dong. Tricked us into WWI also.

      • 45caliber

        Someone did. I’ve seen a newspaper that came out in NY prior to sailing of the Lucitania. (Supposedly its sinking was why we entered the war.) The Lucitania was fill of weapons and the Germans were told. The Germans took out a full page ad in the paper stating, “This ship is carrying weapons. It will be sunk. Do not sail on it or you will be killed.”

        In the same paper a notice was printed by the Federal government. It basically stated, “The ship will not be sunk. It does not contain any weapons. It is safe to travel on this ship.”

        When they found the sunken ship about ten-fifteen years ago, it was full of weapons. As far as I’m concerned, those who loaded the weapons on board, told the Germans, and insisted it was safe to travel on it were guilty of murder and treason …

    • patty

      Scott-Let’s see….How to stop a frieght train….

  • sherri ww

    Well,I have said B4 that I am probably on the wrong site here,to make many friends,but I enjoy the site anyway,so be it,I guess. There were about 3Diff kinda nasty mags for me awhile ago,but I had no time for comments then,so will try to address some of them now,First of all,I love just about everybody and don’t get too excited about too much of anything,unless someone in family is hurt or sick.Otherwise I am pretty easy going with everyone-most of the time! Eventho I DO want to see Obama elected REAL badly,everyone has a right to their own opinion

    • Dan az

      sherri
      I for the live of me can’t figure out why you are here.Is it that you are trying to change the way conservative see the world or just here to learn what mistake you made when you elected this fraud?Why don’t you tell us what promises he has made and kept or even has tried to keep.What is it that you see in him that would benefit the nation by changing the way our fore fathers had mandated through our constitution and bill of rights?Do you believe in sharai law or socialism?Can you show us what positive’s that he has done?Please don’t blame other presidents for this mess they all are equally to blame.Just show me how he has done something,anything to improve your way of life.

      • sherri ww

        @Dan:I am here because I am interested in others thoughts and opinions,and I am not really Liberal or anything else.I have said before-I was raised in a rich Republican family-BUT-I CAN think for myself,and again-I DO NOT WATCH TV. I do not get any”sound bites”to base my opinions on-that drivel is the worst thing ever happened to America,that and all these”social network”sites.Talk to people,read,whatever,I just happen. To believe highly in President Obama and I can see that he has done well,and will get this country straightened out,but he can’t do it alone and he needs the full 8Yrs to get it done,simple as that.We are going Down if we would happen to get one of these current Repub/TP characters in as president.U will see it then,but it will be MILES too late to fix.This President does NOT deserve to be treated this way,not at all!

        • patty

          Sherri-I applaud you for wanting to get some perspective on others thought process, but you didn’t answer Dan’s question. Name a specific accomplishment that Nobama has done. Name something that he has done that has bettered your life personally. Name me one promise that he has kept. And please don’t give me the peace/love BS. That is a platitude with no real substance. Your sucking on helium, right?

        • libertytrain

          sherri – You said: “I was raised in a rich Republican family” – I was raised in a rich Democratic family and I was eventually, finally able to break free and think for myself. Amen. Free at Last, Free At Last.

          • sherri ww

            No,it doesnt work like that.You still have to get it,that the PERSON is the important one,and not the Party. I don’t give a damn if the person is from the Pink Party,or whatever.It just depends on what the country needs at the time in history,that’s all.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            sherri,
            Quit your dam rambling and ANSWER THE DAM QUESTION!!! If you have the mental ability!!

          • libertytrain

            Sherri -If one thinks for oneself than one is able to break free of the ties that bind. What’s different in what you are saying?

          • Patty

            Sherrie – Please do tell. EXACTLY how many of your state and US reps do you know personally, on a one on one? You know Obama on a one on one and so that is why you like him so much? You see, that is why you don’t make any sense. You don’t know that guy from Adam. No one is attacking him personally, it is all about his policies or lack thereof that we do not agree with him on. If you know him personally, is it in the same context as Clinton/Lewinski? otherwise, stop the fuzzy crap and get to some substance.

        • JC

          If you’ve really come here to learn, then watch and learn. Espousing Obamunista crap will get you …not much.

  • kkflash

    Patty: in reference to
    “Earl – Wow. And here is a reference site to back you up!
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/Obama-Kagan-Connection.htm

    The link above actually debunks the notion that Kagan was in any way defending Obama on eligibiliity issues, and is supported by a further link to a Snopes.com article that debunks the rumor too. This does, however, raise the question of why his eligibility does not appear to have been challenged in court, but only in the popular press.

  • Dan az

    sherri
    Here is a site I would like for you to examine and try to figure out why you would like to see him be elected again!
    http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies

    • sherri ww

      DanAZ. See-Those types of sites and videos are meant to do just that-present someone or something in the worst possible light.-And then that one gal gets on me because I don’t care for Sarah Palin? I don’t watch stuff like that about her either,an all that stuff has nothing to do with me not liking Sarah.Lord,I don’t need a video about someone I like or don’t alike,to understand what and who they really are.SP is exactly what I said,an absolutely dumb woman(except smart like a fox about knowing what to say to rake in millions from confused folks-their rent money,no doubt).Try to IMAGINE HER handling all these problems and foreign affairs besides! We would Really be in trouble and its not going to happen because even she is smart enough to know she couldn’t handle the job.Not many could,but Obama has fought an uphill battle all the way and done a pretty damn good job of juggling a million things at once.

      • patty

        Sherrie – You still have not answered Dan’s question. It is OK to say you don’t know. Or you have no facts. But to just plain not answer his question…

  • chuckb

    dan az, sherri will have a hard time rationalizing that one..
    good video!

    • sherri ww

      Chuckb :That’s the point-I don’t have to rationalize anything,because I did my looking and watching,and digging around a long while back,and I said last year that there is now absolutely NOTHING that the President could do,to make me change my mind that he is the right guy for the job,at the right time and at this juncture in our countrys’need.I studied it all enough then,to make that commitment.Now,someday,I am sure the Republicans will have somebody again,who actually is worth the chance to try them again-BUT-it WILL be after all these current ones are cleared out,and a new;COMPLETELY new crop of people come up in that party.And then,only if they learn to care about the middle class and poor again,and thats a big if!I grew up in it and never met very many Repubs that cared for anybody that wasn’t at least somewhat rich,so we’ll see.For now,for this time in our history,we have the man we need,and thats President Obama,like it or not kids!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sherri,
        Fine, you don’t have to rationalize, I guess that means that you don’t answer questions either! If that is the case, then you shouldn’t ASK any questions EITHER!!! Don’t ask someone to do something you aren’t ABLE to do yourself!!

  • chuckb

    sherri ww, please explain to me what barry has done to influence you in that way?. he has raised our debt beyond comprehension. he has lied about everything he has done, healthcare, stimuluis, jobs, tax, the economy in general. he doesn’t have a clue what he is doing in the white house. his speech is all canned on the teleprompter. so tell me what do you see or is it he just a democrat and that’s the way you vote. a loyal party member sink or swim it doesn’t matter. i think he is the biggest fraud ever perpetuated on the american public by a bunch of marxist thugs,the progressive democratic party.

    • sherri ww

      @!ckb.Boy,all that will prob be more than we can cover tonite but we’ll try some.#1DEBT-He had no choice but to spend so we wouldn’t go down-and a LOT more sh!ould hf been spent and we wd be a LOT further along in the recovery.#2-STIMULUS-The perception that it was worthless is,for a fact,wrong,I promise.-first,it gave everyone working avg of$40 tax break per wk.-it paid for so MANY things for the states,medical care,road repair&rebuild,homecare aids for ill folks,unemployment&part of COBRA so U cd keep ins,more school supplies,extra things of all kinds,even extra teachers,fire&police,and there were employment grants in all kinds of business,where you got hired for one to two years and the stimulus was paying yr wages.I knew several right around here that had jobs like that so had to be thousands in all the states.THAT’S WHY THE STATES ARE IN A PANIC,because the stim money ends June 1An all the federal money ends.3 people I know are heartbroken bcuz their stim funded jobs will go.

  • sherri ww

    Cb.been on this little machine,so long it wont work& spell,and screws up my spelling so havve 2 let it rest for while-been very hard to use last hr.For another time I sell wonder about soc sec&folks on here?

  • sherri ww

    By that I mean I wonderif folks onhere&Tprs&whoever.Doesn’t most. Everyone pay into it,and why would Anybody go along w rich repubs wanting to CUT SS benefits U hf PAID FOR?when they. Get PENSIONAND SS!! Its best way to save an try to do401K too. But GOT to hf that fo a rced saving or folks never could get it done& having $1000-$2000 Month better than nothing when U can’t work any more.I worked a good but hard job for yrs& get a pretty good ck THAT I PAID FOR.GT 401 But that alone never be enough-U need to know U R saving that SS for SURE,no matter how broke U R sometimes earlier in life.-also want to discuss Health C law when this thing working better,but believe or not,outside of single payerits best thing we got going-w 50million ununinsured WE R PAYING BILLS FOR,we better keep itit. Plus lots good things coming onto it now. GNITE

    • http://?? Joe H.

      MAN!!! I haven’t seen that much BS since I was on my grandfathers cattle ranch!!!! PEEEEEUUUUUUU!!

      • patty

        No kidding. I tried reading it 3 times and still couldn’t figure out what she said.
        Sherrie – The fool doubled down on an already bad policy. What you just said was Obama saw that we had over spent, so he doubled down on it and now that credit card has reached it’s limit and the balance is due, so why didn’t it work? Why isn’t everyone employed and where is utopia. Do I got that right? So, in essence, he, like others before him, threw a bunch of money at a problem that didn’t solve the problem, just kicked the can down the road even further. Now, come June, China is going to take the can and melt it down to make something out of it.

    • logic & commonsense

      specifically to sherri ww
      Please go back to school, if ever you did go, and get yourself enough education to spell and write half-way intelligently before exposing all of your ignorance for everyone to see! What you write is trash.
      Thank you.

  • pete

    I’m slow at times, help me out all of you…..

    1) Some states are requiring a better “birth certificate” for the 2012 presidential election …..

    2) If these States are challenged in the Supreme Court, Kagan is going to vote against them ….

    3) One other argument that will probably be used is if Prez Obama was allowed to run before (in 2008) then these new state requirements are unconstitutional ????

    I added that last one …..

    Will the Republicans in the House have any thing to say about this birth certificate issue ? I was wondering what they are going to do ? Doesn’t the House have a say ? Last time the House was Democrat ….. now it’s Republican for 2012 ….

    I wonder if them Repubs are going to do …. Oh forget it ! They are just a circus freak show …

  • Tim

    The Spending of the extra $3t was reckless in what they spent and where they spent. What made it even worse is that the core economic issues were not even considered, to the point that much of this wasted money went to propping up the old status quo of Unions, CRA and illegal immigrants. So in lieu of fixing what was broken he broke it even more to patch the socialist structures that are the problem.

  • mark

    Just think how much better off the USA would be if we would have spent the money here in the USA than we spend on the Afghan& Iraq wars and all of the military crap! I voted for Obama and I will vote for him again unless their is an anti-war candidate out there that will promise to get us out of Iraq and Afghanastan in 90 days. If the Republicans run a Moderate canidate they have a chance to beat Obama, but if they run a Religous Conservative they will lose. If the Republicans get their way and eliminate food stamps, welfare and other social programs you will see riots in the streets and remember this the poorin the USA have guns!

    • WayneT

      mark, what in the world did people do back in the early 1800′s? They did not get bailouts, or welfare. Those folks did not expect some one else to keep them. This is the trouble with our country today, people are too damn lazy to work. People back then made it on their own. Too many of these young folks today expect some one else to keep them. What a shame. We need to take personally responsible. We should not expect other hard working folks to keep us. Get real.

  • John

    Republican, Democrat, it doesn’t matter anymore. Ron Paul won’t change anything either despite his anti-Federal Reserve talk. I believe he is a major trojan horse. He and his family have ties to the occult/Freemasonry. He also supports the homosexual agenda – and America doesn’t need any further breakdown in the family unit. America is a sinking ship. The voting process at the presidential level is worthless. We don’t get to pick the candidates. They are merely picked for us by the Council on Foreign Relations, which takes its orders from the Rothschilds. So we get to choose from Rothschild puppet A or Rothschild puppet B. Wake up people. We must focus on what’s right for Americans at the local level first. This will ensure that the Federal Government has less control over us and our communities, cities, and states. All Patriots must be ready for a physical battle. Stock up on food, arms, and ammunition. We must be ready to restore the Republic when the elite decide to allow the system to break down. When they crash the system, the elite will go underground to wait it out while chaos erupts on the surface. Only a small number of wise, prepared people will work to restore the Republic when the system breaks down. The vast remainder of Americans, in their desperation, will likely loot and kill and cause major chaos. Be prepared and pray for those true Patriots who will attempt to restore the Republic and Constitutional Law. It’s going to get rough so be ready in case this comes to pass in our lifetime. We must be as civil as possible when this happens. If we turn on each other in violence, the elite will come back to the surface when all of the smoke clears and a despot will take charge over those people still alive. You have been warned. Please take all precautions.

  • NyNita

    Boy, the rhetoric of the teabaggers and right-wingers gets more and more disgusting. When the top 3% wealthiest has 80% of the wealth it’s time to dump all of the repubs as they want to give tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts to big oil, bankers, and the wealthy. The wealthy should be paying 90% income tax with absolutely no way to avoid it (no deductions and no loopholes). I voted a straight Democratic ticket and I will never ever during the rest of my life vote for any repub as they are all a bunch of ignorant boobs. I’m in my late 50s – my husband is in his early 60s – and our son is in his mid-20s and we all 3 voted a straight Democratic ticket. My son happens to be more informed about the REAL issues instead of these fake issues the repubs continually want to cut, cut, cut except they never want to tax the wealthy and wall streeters more – they want to cut those as well as cut everything that assists the low and middle class income levels. I HOPE ALL REPUBS AND TEABAGGERS FALL FLAT ON THEIR FACES – AND THEY WILL WITH THE LIKES OF PALIN, TRUMP, AND THE OTHER DOLTS WHO THINK THEY HAVE A SNOWBALL’S CHANCE IN HADES OF WINNING IN 2012!!!!

    • vicki

      NyNita writes:
      “Boy, the rhetoric of the teabaggers and right-wingers gets more and more disgusting. When the top 3% wealthiest has 80% of the wealth it’s time to dump all of the repubs as they want to give tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts to big oil, bankers, and the wealthy. ”

      Silly us. To actually want to allow people (even the rich) to keep the money they earned. How about you go earn some money and join them instead of badgering the government to steal their money for your pet projects.

      • Carol

        SAY WHAT? It’s the current resident of the White House who is raising taxes, the one who let GE off the hook and has decided that I am unable to manage what little income I have. Last time I looked he’s a Dumbocrat.

      • Carol

        Sorry, Vicki. That reply was supposed to be for NyNita.

    • Patty

      NyNita – You said it all in one sentence. My son is more informed about the REAL issues….what you are saying is that YOU personally are not informed enough to make an educated vote. Like most who vote democrat all they hear is how much the gov’t. is going to help them. That is just as bad as the gov’t. promising and helping all the big corporations. And with all of their promises, what has it really gotten you?

  • jopa

    vicki: One of the main problems is that a few of these rich folks made an investment into some lobbying groups and they basically wrote the tax laws in their favor.For instance a hedge fund manager made ten billion dollars last year but he didn’t pay the same tax rate as most Americans.He paid 15% tax because it was from capital gains.General Electric (the Parent company of MSNBC)paid zero in taxes and received a multimillion dollar refund even though they earned tens of billions.They have an army of tax lawyers and sent the IRS over three thousand pages worth of deductions knowing the IRS is understaffed and wouldn’t check it out.Many are just asking everyone to pay their fair share.That’s all.

  • Jeffrey

    I’m just curious when someone is going point out what we can do about it instead of just “scaring” us with impending doom or without selling another “report.” That includes the author of this blog. It seems everyone is willing to point out what is going to happen but there is no discussion on what we could do. Stop spending? Write our congressman? Stock up on canned food? Buy bottled water? Thoughts?

    • John

      Jeffrey,

      I know what you mean about doom and gloom. It’s overwhelming at times, isn’t it? I wrote a nasty doom and gloom rant here myself a few posts above this one. I know what must be done, but I don’t have much confidence in the American people to get it done. I’ve been trying to educate people for years about the horrible downward spiral our nation is in, but nobody wants to hear the facts and deal with reality. Only a small number of people want to confront the truth. Nevertheless, I’ll tell it here as I have so many times before. These are in no particular order of importance, but they are all critical to saving this dying country of ours:

      1) Somehow convince a majority of Americans that they have been deceived by the two-party political system, which is a complete and total farce designed to make Americans think they still have “choice” and “freedom”
      2) Abolish the Federal Reserve Banking system so that we no longer have to be debt slaves to the Rothschilds and other international bankers
      3) Identify and remove all of the Freemasons and other members of secret societies from Congress, White House, Military, Media, Intelligence Agencies, State Department, Justice Department, etc. (This is absolutely necessary because these occultists take blood oaths to secrecy and swear absolute obedience and allegiance to their occult organizations above all other organizations and countries – including the United States. There is an obvious conflict of interest here.)
      4) Identify and remove all of the Zionists (whether they are Christian Zionists or Jewish Zionists) from positions of power in all aforementioned organizations
      5) Prevent the public school system from brainwashing children into collectivism and humanism, and from teaching only evolution/Darwinism
      6) Get our churches out of the hands of the occult and convince a majority of Christians that Jesus Christ is not going to come back and establish a literal/physical Kingdom of God on Earth
      7) Expose the Ecumenical movement and the New Age movement as the frauds they are
      8) Maintain, at all costs, separation of Church and State
      9) Maintain, at all costs, the family unit
      10) Reeducate all Americans (including our leaders) on the Constitution and Bill of Rights
      11) Expose anti-American think tanks and organizations such as Freemasonry, Crown Corporation of London, Pilgrim Society, Royal Institute for International Affairs, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilgerberg Group, Club of Rome, Tavistock Institute, Aspen Institute, etc.

      A lot of it just comes down to waking people up. We have to accurately identify the problem before we can fix our nation. Most people still don’t know what is killing America. Just read through the posts that people write here. Most people seem to think it’s the fault of the Democrats, Republicans, Jews, Muslims, etc. These are just scapegoats. The real problem is the occult underworld and all of its subversive organizations and people. It’s really an information war that we should be fighting. I’m trying to be proactive. I’ve written several articles and a 203-page book about what we need to understand and do. I’d be happy to send you a PDF copy for free. You can give it to everybody you know. But again, most people just don’t care. We have become a society that is concerned with nonsensical things. Most people are just doped up, dumbed down, and lazy.

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