An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 14 October 2009
by Mike Adams
My friend Mary wrote the other day to tell me of her grandfather’s dilemma. He’s involved in important litigation aimed at saving his farm, his family business, and hundreds of agricultural jobs in North Carolina. His problems have been produced by a series of unfortunate events. Among them is a radical environmental movement that cares more about trees and fish than it does about human beings.
The Bunting family business was started in the 1950s by brothers C.B. and Duck Bunting. It’s a tough business that requires 365 days of work per year. C.B. and his sons still leave the family Christmas Day lunch every year to help load hogs and do other chores around the farm. C.B. is 84 years old but he still physically corrals the hogs into the truck. The work is not just strenuous. It’s dangerous, too.
I have a lot of favorite bloggers. Unfortunately, I don’t get to read them all on a daily basis. If y’all think I spend too much time on this confounded contraption now, if I tried to check daily, I’d never sleep….and I like my sleep. When I went to one of my faves this evening, Support Your Local Gunfighter, moseying through the last couple of days worth of posts, I found this:
Well, I was never one for suspense, so here goes:
I have skin cancer. More specifically, I have basal cell carcinoma.
The good news is that basal cell is usually non-fatal, and less dangerous than melanoma. The bad news is that it is still cancer, and I will have to have surgery to get it all removed from my left temple. That should be a lot of fun, since the surgery is set for November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving.
According to the dermatologist, the surgeon will remover a layer of skin, and examine it for cancer cells. That will continue until all of the cancerous skin is removed. Unfortunately, I have a very high chance of recurrence, so as the doc told me, “Your beach days are over.” I have to use sunscreen every time I am out in the sun and I’ll have to wear a baseball cap or other such head covering.
To say this news sucks is an understatement! I just want Wyatt to know that I will be praying for him, and his family. I hope you all will too.
by Ann Coulter
The question of whether President Obama should send more troops to Afghanistan misses the point.
What Obama really needs to do is: Invent a time machine, go back to the 2008 presidential campaign and not say, over and over and over again, that Afghanistan was a “war of necessity” while the war in Iraq was a “war of choice.” (Oh, and as long as you’re back there, ditch Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett and that gay “school safety” czar.)
The most important part of warfare is picking your battlefield, and President Bush picked Iraq for a reason.
Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan attacked us on 9/11 — or the dozen other times American embassies, barracks and buildings came under jihadist onslaught since Jimmy Carter presided over “regime change” in Iran in 1979. Both countries — and others — gave succor to terrorists who had attacked the U.S. repeatedly, and would do so again.
We know that “safe schools czar” and “Queering Elementary Education” essayist Kevin Jennings failed to oppose homosexual man-boy relationships and that science czar John Holdren has written, without objection, that “laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution.” We know that one-time Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Daschle had to withdraw because of a failure to pay his taxes. But what has not been adequately tallied is how many of President Obama’s nominees and appointees are radical or just plain embarrassing.
When radicalism and ethical shortcomings reach such a critical mass, it’s time to broadcast the dishonor roll. Therefore, in addition to Mr. Jennings, Mr. Holdren and Mr. Daschle, please consider the ramifications of an administration manned by the likes of the following.
Read the rest here.
I have said it before (as have many others), and I will say it again…. A man is known by the company he keeps. It’s an old adage, and it’s quite applicable in the current political atmosphere.
It’s getting more and more difficult to even watch the news, or read online news without feeling disgust. I’ve always been an optimistic person. I make negative jokes, but on the inside, I’ve always believed that there will be a positive outcome. I’m not finding that to be the case anymore. Yes, we could make a complete turnaround, but it’s going to take a lot of work on the part of people who still believe in the U.S. to get up off their butts (me included) to get it done.
I’ve watched what I once believed was the greatest country in the world, start a slow decline 40 years ago, to where we are at this point in time. Pedophiles being defended. Homosexuality seems mainstream. Stealing and lying is a way of life. And no one seems to care. Why? Why is that what I was taught was wrong is now just ‘every day life’?
Contrary to what many on the left would like to believe, I, for one, don’t actually hate Obama, the person. Getting close, but not actual hate. What I hate are Obama, the POTUS, his policies, and the damage he has done in a short 9 months time. I don’t have a problem with the color of his skin, don’t give a flyin’ flip! I have SERIOUS problems with the color of his agenda…..RED (that’s communist for the ignorant/”progressive” out there). The appointment of such reprehensible persons to positions of authority, answerable only to the president, does not bode well for this nation’s future.
I do believe it is possible to retake our country from the extremists, but I do not believe it will be just through our votes. When it comes right down to it, we can go to the polls each election day, but the choices we have been give over the years are NOT the candidates we actually need to have on the ballot. How many times have we seen the best candidates get left by the way side because of party politics (in fighting, it’s not their ‘time’, go along to get along, etc.). We can’t allow this to continue. We, as Americans, MUST retake our political process. We must not allow companies, lobbyist, or even newspapers to choose who we want to see in leadership positions.
Just a snippet:
Do you have a “right” to medical care? Is medical care free? Does it grow on trees? If you don’t pay for your own medical care, do you have a “right” to get medical care at other peoples’ expense? Do you have a “right” to have other people forced to pay for your medical care?
Let us walk through this important question to the clear answer.
What are “rights”? Where do rights come from? Are rights unalienable gifts from God? Are rights inherent to our nature as humans? Is the Bill of Rights (the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution) or the 14th Amendment the source of our rights? Or, are “rights” entitlements to stuff paid for by other people?
Please, go read the whole post. It’s worth your time.
Off the top of my head, I’d say that a great many people who occupy space in both sides of the Capital building, are nothing but a waste of oxygen.
Knee jerk reaction: If I were an insurance company, with the way things are going right now, I’d shut my doors. If they don’t add TORT reform to this piece of crap bill that doesn’t exist, what is the point? The reason it costs so bloomin’ much to buy health insurance is because of lawsuits, no across state line competition, and hospitals are compelled to treat the common cold of illegals. That’s the simplistic version. Obviously, it’s a lot more complicated than that. When the government got into the health care business, it all went to hell in a hand basket. As with everything else, they screwed it up!
Best thing for them to do…..GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY! Just my 2 cents.