An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Shared by Fr Sam.
Gonna go to the doc shortly, no doubt get a shot, and some pills, and all will be better. HUMPH! Not gonna hold m’breath, but hey…one can hope!
Words With Fiends
by Ann Coulter
Accustomed to playing the role of Soviet commissar censoring the news when it comes to black violence, the Non-Fox Media are in a panic now that the alternative media can post videos of young black males punching out random strangers.
As a result, liberals are denying the “Knockout Game” exists by refusing to understand the meaning of basic words, such as “game” and “trend.”
Knockout Game-debunkers place great significance, for example, on the fact that the assailants have not signed affidavits calling it a “game.”
Some interesting points.
Seems to me I covered Congressional spending and their ‘entitlement mentality’ yesterday morning. Well, apparently, no one listened to me, so I’m not surprised that those two, one of whom I use to have a great deal of respect, slaps a so called budget in our laps, and tells us it’s not what we want, but it’s what we’ve got! Yeah, I was real impressed with their press conference, weren’t you?
Now, I understand that those in Washington, D.C. are basically on a separate planet, but you’d think they’d at least TRY to remember just whose money it is that they are spending, and make an attempt to reign it in, wouldn’t you? Well, some really want to, but those who have been up there WAY too long have forgotten they work for us, we are the ones who are paying the bills, and they have spent us into the next century, with no hope in sight! Is it any wonder that their approving ratings are lower than snail snot? And yet, we keep electing the same damn people who got us into this mess, over and over and over again! So, I ask you….whose fault is it, really, that we have a debt that goes on into infinity? Our deficit breaks the bank, and then some. By the way, WE are the bank, and we’re broke!
It all comes back to the lack of information. People just don’t care, or they refuse to admit that they screw up by re-electing the most ignorant, arrogant, useless beings on the planet! It’s the ‘throw the bums outs, but we’ll get ours, thank you very much’ every 2 years. People are afraid to step forward, and challenge the incumbents. THEY have the money, and we’re just regular folks, most with better ideas, but with no money. And you know, you have to be rich these days to even consider running for any office, at any level. So, we have Republicans who are the Democrats of 50 years ago, and Democrats who are now the socialists and communists our country fought against in 3 wars. Go figure!
So, we have a ‘budget’ that does nothing to address the problems, only increases them. Nothing has changed. Nothing will change. That’s just the way D.C. works, and if you don’t like it. too damn bad. THEY are in charge, don’cha know, and they are SO much smarter than us little people. Of course, we have to budget our households, or lose everything through lack of payment. Them? Well, they have a cash cow, one that keeps crapping gold bars for them. What? You didn’t know? Well, see? We ARE stupid, aren’t we.
I’d rather shut down the government, without pay, keep the essentials, and chit can the unnecessary, which is a LOT! Let THEM go over the cliff, and stop letting them drag us with them! I prefer principle over politics, but then I’m stupid too, aren’t I.
Well, I have one thing to say to those weasels in D.C……
3 Things You Need to Know About the Congressional Budget Deal
Romina Boccia – The Foundry
Many had high hopes that the first budget conference in four years would make a substantial down payment toward fixing the U.S. spending and debt crisis. The new “Bipartisan Budget Act” thoroughly disappoints. While we dig through the details for a more complete assessment, here are three key facts on the sour deal:
1. It busts through supposed spending “caps.” The way Congress operates, it’s ridiculous for Members to set spending caps. They just keep busting right through them. The deal announced yesterday raises discretionary spending above the bipartisan spending agreement forged in 2011 as part of the Budget Control Act. Spending for defense and non-defense domestic programs would be raised by $45 billion in 2014 and by $18 billion in 2015.
If you haven’t seen Kirk Cameron’s movie, Monumental, make the effort, and share with the kids and grandkids. So much of our history is being lost through revisionism, it’s quite disturbing. I found THIS to be one of the most important parts of the entire documentary. This is the formula that will return us to the United State of America, not today’s America, but the REAL America the way it was founded!
Until we turn our face back to God, we will continue the decline. Personally, I really don’t want to live in a cesspool! I’ve seen a lot of contradictory comment from the left about the points brought out in the movie. Those who won’t live by the truth….. Well, let’s just say they’re going to be extremely SHOCKED.
Apologies. Been sick, so searching for interesting items to post about hasn’t been on the top on my list of things to do. Still sick, so light posting will continue until I reanimate! At least the temp is back in the double digits this morning. This is a plus!
After getting a few, a very few, things done, I will, in all likelihood, be crawling back into bed, watching movies, and sleeping. Sounds like a plan to me. What’cha think? Excellent plan? Yep. Excellent plan!!
Shared by Fr Sam.
Ya ever wonder where so many people get their ‘entitlement mentality’? The idea they are owed something, and can spend your money anyway they want? Look no further than that big ol’ Congressional building up there in Washington, D.C. Yep. That’s how they get the idea they deserve all the goodies, while you do without.
When I was a kid, there were no such things as Visa, Mastercard, etc. You could put things “on account”, but when the bill came due, you had to pay it. Then there were those department store credit cards. Those were fun too, until the bill came due, and you had to pay that as well.
Where I grew up, there was this fancy store called Miller & Rhodes. I have no idea if it’s still there, or if they went belly up like so many other companies, somewhere along the way, but it was a really nice store. It was the store that all the ‘cool kids’ went to so they could buy their overpriced name brand clothes to wear to school. Believe me, back then, $2 for a pair of knee socks was a LOT! We wore skirts, sweaters, knee socks, in the winter of course, until I decided in high school I would NOT be wearing dresses anymore so those two pervs in English class could constantly be turning around to look up it, no matter how tight I closed my knees. But that’s another story, and all you girls on the east coast can thank me later!
Well, that department store credit card is how my mom found out that she didn’t need to look at the price tag to know I had expensive tastes in just about everything. Apparently, if I really liked something, the dollar sign on that sucker was ridiculous. Well, fairly ridiculous for those times, and some even ridiculous for now….like that $100 coat she bought me. Of course, I was living within my dad’s means, not my own. And yes, I got that coat…loved it…for Christmas, but it took a while for me to get anything else, and I had to earn it, help pay for it by doing chores now and then. I guess you could say I was spoiled?
The purpose of me sharing this little story is that I think of those things every time I read about how Congress wants to spend our money. Unless you are taught the value of something, you don’t appreciate it. Congress doesn’t appreciate US at all! We are their cash cow, and they feel they are entitled to spend our money any damn way they please, even though they do nothing to earn it, other than make our lives even more difficult by their hair brained schemes that do nothing but make our lives even MORE miserable.
Growing up, I learned that families had to live within their means. The dad brought home the paycheck, sat down and paid the bills that kept the roof over our heads, and food on the table. He would then put money in a savings account, or wherever they put money back then, so he’d be able to support himself, and his wife, when it was time to retire. I don’t know about your folks, but mine had no intention of depending on Social Security. It was just a little extra they’d be getting since it had been paid into since FDR decided it was a good idea. Back then, it wasn’t a ‘retirement fund’.
The moral of the story…if you can’t pay for it, you can’t have it! And if it’s not your money, then you REALLY can’t have it, unless you earn it, in one manner or another. What has Congress done to EARN the right to spend our money so carelessly? When they give OUR money away to some organization or another, does that organization actually help, or hurt? Does it do anything to promote the safety and well being of the nation as a whole, or just a select few?
I do believe it’s past time for WE, The People to audit Congress. I’ve no doubt we can find many areas that can be cut, without compromising the security of our citizens. This always comes to mind when I think of government’s wasteful spending:
Yes, I do believe we can do much better with our money than they do!
An Unlimited Christmas Credit Card
Amy Payne – The Foundry
What if you had no spending limits this holiday season?
You could take that dream ski vacation you’ve always wanted…and buy all new ski gear for your family to take on the trip…wait, why are you renting a cabin? Go ahead and buy that cabin! And don’t forget the private jet that will take you there…
This is basically how Washington spends your money.
Did you know that Humana was the only company that we checked out, when we lived in Wisconsin, that refused both of us? Yep. Humana. Why? Pre-existing conditions. Neither of which was a detriment to our well being, basically, because both were under control. One of mine happened to be a misdiagnosis, but that’s beside the point. There were other companies, doing business in the state, that didn’t have a major problem, they just tack on a rider that says they won’t cover anything related to the condition. Um…well…ok…which is why we had to pay, out of pocket, for my TKR. Did you know the hospital cut the bill in half because they didn’t have to deal with the insurance bureaucracy?
If people were allowed to shop around, across state lines, I can be pretty sure than there would be a lot more companies that would take pre-existing conditions, and prices would be competitive. Since some idiot decided that unless a particular company had an office in the state in which you live, you couldn’t have a policy with them. I learned that when I called to change my address after we moved to Tennessee. The guy I spoke to had to check to see if I would be able to keep my policy with their company. We both agreed that was absurd, and also agreed that the government needs to get out of the insurance business. Since moving to Tennessee, my rates have practically doubled, mostly in the last 3 years…since that ridiculous bill was signed, and the items covered have been decreased. I now have riders on my policy that have NOTHING to do with any pre-existing condition. When asked, the company tells me they are complying with Obama’s interference with my coverage. Yay me! So, now, if I get a bladder infection, which I’ve never had a real issue with, no tests, or any care due to said infection, will be covered. One more idiocy, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and his minions. My policy will only cover 50% of any treatment, so I get a royal kick out of those complaining that their new policy only covers 70%. Wanna swap?
To say that Obama, once again, lied to the American people would just be repeating myself, and so many others, even if the diehards, like Juan Williams, refuse to accept reality. Yes, there are companies who DO accept pre-existing conditions. Some will even cough up some limited payment, although mine isn’t one of them. Thanks to Obamadontcare, many are now losing the policies that covered their illnesses, and will be without any coverage at all, because they can’t afford what Obama KNOWS what they need. Yes, he is most definitely full of caca de toro!
People are not only losing their coverage, they are losing their doctors, their hospitals, and their money. This whole fiasco is not about a website, built by Michelle’s buddies, that doesn’t work and has no security. This is about the control of your life, and well being. Those losing coverage who have cancer will likely die. And after all, isn’t that the point? Get rid of those who are a drain on the system?
The elderly will suffer the most, and die first, thanks to the lack of care that will be offered. Those with diseases like cancer are going to be at a loss. No coverage, no ability to pay the exorbitant costs of treatment. So what, supposedly, Obamadontcare was going to fix, has just made the entire system worse. Doctors will not be participating in this non-care system. Those who don’t retire, will take cash only, which, in truth, will drive the cost of actual care DOWN.
None of this has ever been about health care. This is all about control. It’s time we take back control of our lives that has been stolen by the Democrats in Congress and the White House. If we don’t, there will be even MORE intrusion, and that is NOT what Americans are all about!
How to Help Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a health problem.
Contrary to President Obama’s warnings about health care in America, health insurance isn’t impossible for everyone who just raised a hand.
The President spoke—and still speaks—about Obamacare solving the problem of pre-existing conditions that have hindered health insurance for some people. Without Obamacare, he says, these people would be left out in the cold.
In 2011, the Obama Administration suggested that as many as 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions were “at risk” and “could be denied coverage” without Obamacare’s massive changes in America’s insurance markets.
That’s an emotional—and false—claim.
I came across a rather interesting commentary in a South African newspaper this morning, and thought a part of it should be shared.
Mandela was obviously a remarkable man in many ways. He was a conciliator of note and is quoted as saying some smart things. Excerpts from some of his speeches can be Googled and he has a strong following of acolytes at home and abroad. He is even credited with saving the nation from civil war and violence – although that is no doubt overstating it.
But, as always, there are two sides to the story.
Many choose to ignore the idiotic things Mandela said over the years and the destructive role he played in legitmising false perceptions. His speeches were often critical of the democratic countries of the west, but praised the remaining communist and Muslim dictatorships of the world at the time, all the while extolling democracy as a South African institution.
He condemned mistakes and controversial policies of the west but declined to publicly condemn the genocides and brutal repression of estwhile communist countries and African nations. As a supposed champion of freedom and democracy and hero of oppressed people everywhere, he nonetheless considered dictatorships like Cuba and Libya (under Gadaffi) to be beacons of freedom and justice – and his friends.
Not content with referring to the West’s impending confrontation with Saddam Hussein as a “holocaust” he argued that contempt had been shown for the United Nations because Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General at the time) was black, and that such things never used to happen when U.N. general secretaries were “white” – palpable nonsense.
That Mandela openly and frequently played the race card is clear, but there are other blemishes on his record too. He gave the orders to shoot IFP protesters at the Shell House massacre in 1994 and supported the ascension of Zuma to high office – a dismal legacy to be sure.
The bottom line is – Mandela was no saint. And he can with justification be blamed for his key role in promoting what R W Johnson defines as “Black Racial Communalism” – a racism that promotes the allocation of resources on the basis of skin colour at the expense of merit. Otherwise put, Mandela did not stand for true democracy: the racial precepts that he promoted – and that grow in intensity within the ANC to this day – run contrary to the principles of democracy and weigh heavily on the material well being of all South Africans as a result.
Read the entire column here. It’s quite interesting and says what many commentaries refuse to state. The man was NOT a saint. Yes, he helped put an end to apartheid, a racially based political system that did a great deal of harm to all involved. Democrat racism throughout the history of the U.S. ain’t got nothin’ on the horrors in South African under that system. Now, it appears that one of Mandela’s legacies will be something quite similar, but with the colors reversed.
That’s an interesting term, “Black Racial Communalism”. To better understand the term, read the piece by R W Johnson. He’s quite open about the state of affairs in South African under the ANC. “Thus in practice, and despite all the celebration of South Africa having left the colour bar behind, the colour bar is alive and well – and officially maintained.”
If only people would be honest. Yes, Mandela should be commended for the good he did for his country. He should also be condemned for the evil that has come from his legacy. He was a communist. No, being a communist is NOT a good thing. He was a racist. No, being a racist is NOT a good thing.
He kept silent on many issues where he COULD have made a great impact. South Africa has the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases…in the world. He kept silent. 19 protestors where killed on his orders, in support of a questionable candidate. The world has kept silent.
Much is the pity that the leaders to emerge since Mandela have been, to varying degrees dysfunctional, incompetent and/or ethically unsuited to public office. It is as if there was no one good enough to play off the reserve bench.
Is it possible that the mourning public is not aware that Mandela was no saint, and that his legacy isn’t exactly what the world would like to believe? No man, or woman, is perfect. Those in the public eye, even those in politics, are human too, and they do make mistakes, some fatal.
It is extremely disturbing to hear that the so called POTUS ordered American flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of this man. He was not an American. The flags should NOT be lowered. He didn’t order them lowered for Margaret Thatcher, a true champion of freedom. This is an insult to all Americans who fought and died for that flag, a symbol of freedom around the world. It is an insult to all Americans….PERIOD!
Many, on both the left and the right, are giving much praise to the man. I find this extremely disturbing. It’s ok to remember a person for the good that was done, but it is also wise to remember the WHOLE story.