An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.
Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a recent Las Vegas fundraiser that he was “hell-bent on getting this done this year,” two people in the room told The Wall Street Journal.
A Boehner spokesman didn’t dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans.
Has Boehner lost his tiny little mind? Sad to say, he is not much of a leader, and he hasn’t done the conservative cause much good.
We already have laws. Try enforcing them!
The Middle East War on Christians
Muslim-majority nations are doing to followers of Jesus what they did to the Jews.
By Ron Prosor
This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible’s Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land. But over the past century, another exodus, driven by a plague of persecution, has swept across the Middle East and is emptying the region of its Christian population. The persecution is especially virulent today.
The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them. For 2,000 years, Christian communities dotted the region, enriching the Arab world with literature, culture and commerce. At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26% of the Middle East’s population. Today, that figure has dwindled to less than 10%. Intolerant and extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities that have lived in the Middle East since their faith was born.
In the rubble of Syrian cities like Aleppo and Damascus, Christians who refused to convert to Islam have been kidnapped, shot and beheaded by Islamist opposition fighters. In Egypt, mobs of Muslim Brotherhood members burn Coptic Christian churches in the same way they once obliterated Jewish synagogues. And in Iraq, terrorists deliberately target Christian worshippers. This past Christmas, 26 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowd of worshipers leaving a church in Baghdad’s southern Dora neighborhood.
WAR IS COMING!
by J. D. Longstreet
An old admonition continues to tug at my consciousness. Its cautionary advice about something imminently dangerous approaching — just over the horizon — is more than a little compelling. You know — the admonishment that warns: “Eat, drink, and make merry, for tomorrow we die!” (You may recall several different versions found in the Bible.)
We are headed as straight to a third world war as a Martin flies to its gourd.
That fact, and I do believe it is a fact, is an unwelcome one. Nevertheless, tis true.
Look, dear reader, our President is a humiliation to, not just the US, but to the free world! He has proven to be a weakling, a pushover, a wimp, an international embarrassment. And he is going to start a world war.
The folks in Eastern Europe know it. The folks in Western Europe know it, the folks in Israel know it, heck, the entire Middle East knows it!
The Ukraine is gone — at least the eastern region and, most likely, the entire country. Just as the Crimea fell to Russian might, so will the Ukraine. It has already begun. Next up — the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Look. A complete blithering idiot can deduce that Czar Putin is recreating the old Soviet Union — right before our eyes — while our boy/man “fearless leader” sits in the Oval Office sucking his thumb.
I must tell you, it has been an extremely long time since I have been as humiliated by a president as I am today with Obama. Honestly, I didn’t think it could ever get as bad as it did with Jimmy Carter, but, gentle reader, Obama makes Carter look like a LION!
History teaches that every time a president cowers in the White House, we end up at war somewhere, with someone. Remember how the White House declared we would not get involved in what turned out to be World War One? Remember how the White House promised we would not become involved in World War Two? Uh-huh. Get the picture?
Read the rest here. It’s really something to consider.
…with 68 Year-Old Rancher Over Land Use Laws
Here’s some sticker shock for ya:
Did you know that 86,429,000 taxpaying Americans pay for 147,802,000 benefit takers? Well, they do, according to an excellent report from cnsnews.com. That number excludes veterans, and, of course, millions have earned their benefits through years of work. Millions more are truly disabled and thus worthy of support from the healthy.
But the number is nonetheless staggering — for every person working his butt off across the country, 1.7 people are doing nothing, simply sitting on their cans and getting money sent to them by Uncle Sam.
And how ’bout:
More numbers for the 51 percent of Americans who paid taxes on April 15 (oh, did you forget that 49 percent don’t pay a cent in income taxes? Well, they don’t). For each $1 bill you sent in, your federal government spent it like this:
• 33.25 cents to Social Security and unemployment benefits.
• Nearly a quarter (24.5 cents) to Medicare.
• 17 cents to America’s military.
• 6 cents to the interest on debt.
Studies are interesting things. You can find out a lot about what’s what through some studies. (I mean those that use actual FACTS, and not ‘feelings’, like the crap the UN throws out, demanding more money for something that is natural, and can’t be controlled.)
Another study, this one by the Tax Foundation, found that Americans will spend more in taxes than they do on housing, food and clothing. That’s right: They’re going to fork over some $4.5 trillion — that’s trillion with a “T” — to the federal and local governments, but spend just $4 trillion on themselves.
Why are Americans sending so much money to an incompetent entity? Are we that stupid? Apparently. I’d say it was way past time to fix what is broken, and what is broken is our government. We threw off the chains of tyranny once, we can damn sure do it again!
H/T to The Bunker and The Right Scoop. It’s worth 8 minutes of your time!
There’s a WHOLE lot more going on that what you’ll seen on Obama’s alphabet channels. Last night, Judge Napolitano talked to Megyn Kelly about the legalities, and the over reaction of the federal government to the Bundy situation, and their LACK of action on our borders.
Just how much damage have the feds done? Not just to the Bundy’s property, but to the entire country, with their actions?
I’ve listened to quite a few people, on the left AND the right, talking about the stand off in Nevada and that Cliven Bundy hadn’t paid grazing fees for land that belongs to the ‘federal government’. But, what I’ve noticed is one glaring bit of information that has been missing in all the arguments…. WE own that land. WE are the ‘federal government’, so why the hell should any citizen have to pay for the right to use land that, rightfully, belongs to the citizens of the United States? It makes NO sense.
Am I missing something?
I don’t think anyone in D.C. should be getting a paycheck until they figure out how to get their spending absurdity under control, from the bottom to the top…..NO PAYCHECK! And when ya get right down to it, none of those that hold those top offices really need a check. They can live on what they already have in the bank, or the income from their investments, etc. We’ve been shafted enough! Holder is a criminal, and shouldn’t just be not paid….he should be returning every single dime, then shoved behind bars.
Now, you know there is something going right when a Dem leaning polling group finds the state AG in the lead, by double digits, over Abortion Barbie.
I wouldn’t swear to it, but I’m of the opinion that the current resident of the White House has a whole lot more important things to deal with, like you know….the country sinking deeper in debt, borders leaking like a sieve, wars and rumors of wars, hanging on to what few ‘friends’ we have left in the world, and the like. I don’t think it’s the job of the POTUS to give taxpayer money to a city that ran itself into the ground. But hey…that’s just me!
Well, why the heck not! She’s a failure at damn near everything else, might as well be a failure in the Senate, too, just like the rest of the Dems! Assuming, of course, she can lie, cheat, and steal with the best of ‘em!
What kind of low life, scum sucking, SOB, would even think of doing something so callous?! Apparently, an “artist”. Well, I don’t consider a slap in the face to the families who lost loved ones, who were horribly injured, and no one whose life will never be the same, as “art”! I would suggest, however, to leave that family alone. They have enough to deal with without the vultures, aka media, breathing down their necks.
With so many issues facing Tennessee right now, THIS is what The Tennessean considers ‘breaking news’?
Give me a freakin’ break!
Taking economic pointers from a socialist, and rolling out the ‘red carpet’, says a hell of a lot about the Dems, and this administration. If you want to know why the country is no longer a Republic, look no further than that commies SOBs occupying the White House, starting with that bigot, Woodrow Wilson! Every time we start to move back towards the right track, the low/no information voters drag us right back down.
So, whose bright idea was it to stop spying on our enemies? Anyone who doesn’t think they are our enemies are sadly delusional!