Can you say "special interest" money???
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Just a quick hooray for Massachusetts for getting it right before my internet is disconnected for our move. I'll be back sometime next week, once I get in and settled in my new digs. I should have a alot to blog about when I come back. The government can screw up a lot in a week. :)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The following post is a shared from email with my comments at the end. I'm saving my brain cells.
If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative is a homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is a homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he turns the channel.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced; unless it's a foreign religion, of course.
If a conservative needs health care, he goes about shopping for it or may choose a job that provides it.
If a liberal needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs, and is embarrassed..
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor, and then sues.
A conservative may try to persuade you to see his or her point of view,
but a liberal will try to force you with his or her imposed position.
If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".
I hate to say this, but I agree. Liberals are screaming to shut down Fox news, forcing OBAMA Care on the nation, insisting that God be removed from everything, and my favorite...trying to legislate that everyone respect Homosexuals.
You can't pass laws that force people to accept something they don't understand. Personally, I'm not homophobic, but just as I don't force people to view romantic exchanges between my husband and I, I would prefer not to be subjected to seeing them between same sex couples--or any couples. Take it behind closed doors.
I'm a firm believer that until you walk a mile in someone's shoes, you can't understand what they face. NEVER are we mortals in a position to judge anyone. That's between each individual and his maker. Remember, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Some people should never consider picking up so much as a pebble.
Our whole system has reverted to a war between left and right. Shouldn't laws be based on logic and what's best for all concerned rather than following a party lead? Honestly, name calling, finger pointing...none of that negative behavior does anything more than make our politicians look like the asses they've become. I say this not in judgement, but as someone who listens to the news, watches Fox, where you hear the truth without the sugar coating,and witnesses the reported behavior of elected officials who work harder to pad their own pockets and gain respect with special interest groups than they do for the people who put them in office. So now I ask you...who's the dope! Can't we all just play nice and work to clean up this giant mess we're in?
Sunday, January 10, 2010
As much as I would love to claim credit for this witty post, I cannot. This was shared in an email post from a friend. Who knows where it came from, but the originator is RIGHT ON!
Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, Congress has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early retirement.
This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).
Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to Congress to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).
Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (Scheme Covering Retired-Early Workers).
A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Congress deems appropriate.
Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).
Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Congress.
Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.
Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.
The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)
PS - - Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.
Note: Thanks to Suddenly Senior for letting me blogjack their clipart! It's so fitting.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Let me get this straight. Obama's health care plan will be...
Written by a committee whose Chairman says he doesn't understand it.
Passed by a Congress which hasn't read it.
Signed by a President who smokes.
Funded by a Treasury Chief who did not pay his taxes.
Overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and
Financed by a country that is nearly broke.
What could possibly go wrong?
*Received via email
Monday, January 4, 2010
I watch Glenn Beck whenever I get a chance, and I'm always impressed with his honestly and devotion to the constitution of the United States. He backs up the things he says with proof, and I've never found him to do anything more than urge American citizens to wake up and be aware of what's happening around them. Wise words, in my opinion.
The person I fear most is our president. He acts without regard for the American public, he apologizes on our behalf, he bows before Muslim royalty, and he urges us to follow him blindly when he promised transparency. The only thing transparent about him is his own desire to be in control. And at what cost?
Those who blame Glenn Beck for fear mongering when in truth, he is only bringing the truth to light, need to check themselves. We'd be far better with someone who cares so deeply about our country (Glenn) as president than we are at the moment.
One of the saddest things about the current situation: Obama had a chance to set a great example as the first black president, but he's failed miserably by making himself and us look foolish. As far as the next election...the Republicans and Democrats need to find new blood--someone who doesn't have personal agendas. The same old tired people are waiting in the wings to run, and unless the public does something soon, we'll be in the same boat, just with a different captain.