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Archive for 6 November 2009
George Washington, our nation’s first president and leader of the American Revolution!
Abe Lincoln, honorable leader pulled our nation through its darkest time!
Alexander Hamilton, founding father, first secretary of the treasure and leader of the constitutional convention!
Andrew Jackson, “Old Hickory” fought the British in New Orleans!
It’s not just the federal government that likes to keep taxes at a certain rate, and will raise them for purposes that sound good at the time, but end up being spend in ways the citizens never approved.
I don’t much care for that phrase “progressive city”.
Since Savannah is the county seat, and what happens there, affects the entire county, I’m more than a little annoyed that the commissioners put out this resolution. I happened to hear the Hardin County mayor, Kevin Davis, (named in the lawsuit that no longer seems to be online) speak yesterday. Naturally, as a politician, he opposes the reduction of the sales tax from 2.5 to 1.5. When they put that tax in place, it was with the understanding that the extra money would be used for the upkeep of the county schools. Instead, they have decided to build two mega schools, and will busing the kids from all over the county to Savannah.
Oddly enough, I’d rather pay a little more in property tax and pay less at the stores. In the long run, it would even out in the end. The property taxes are amazingly low here, compared to other places in the country. But paying over 9% in sales taxes is a whopper. There’s a possibility that people would spend more in stores if the sales tax was lower, and increase the county’s coffers.
Just a thought.
After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.
But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a “shout-out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.” Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?
In case you missed Obama’s insensitivity:
I find it absolutely reprehensible that any President of the United States would behave in such manner during a national crisis. If you are unaware, this man is NOT a Commander in Chief. I’ve no doubt our troops will remember this the next time he makes a speech.
I still get chills up my spine when I hear stories of the way Obama’s henchmen are going about governing this nation. Why? It frightens me because I have seen it before. Actually I have seen it thrice before. I saw it in Germany and Italy, in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in Russia from the Bolshevik Revolution in the early 1900’s until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Just the other day Thomas Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, asked this question: “Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many “czars” appointed by the president, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?
Did you think that another “czar” would be talking about restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers — that is, to create a situation where some newspapers’ survival would depend on the government liking what they publish?
Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called “experts” deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?
Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?
Read the whole post here.
As one who was born and bred in the US of A, I’ve been more and more appalled at what I’ve been seeing going on in this country. I know I”m not the only one who is utterly disgusted. Even all during the Bush years, as much as the left complained and whined, they still knew they had freedom to be horse’s rumps if they so chose…..and they chose to frequently.
A year later, we have been turned into a nation under the thumb of an oppressive regime. Perhaps Michelle Obama is finally proud, but the vast majority of us out here in the real world are becoming ashamed. Ashamed that we have a Speaker of the House that is a tyrant, running roughshod of OUR House, against the wishes of We, The People. The Senate Majority Leader is a clueless pissant, who SHOULD have his butt kicked on the playground on a daily basis.
We have been put in a pressure cooker, and one day real soon, the top is going to blow.