An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 10 December 2009
I am furious! I had to make a trip to our local Wally World to pick up a few things. While I was there, I thought I’d get a card for my pastor. You’d think it would be an easy thing to do, right? I mean, after all, this is Christmas, so there should be plenty of cards of the Christian variety. You know the kind….”For unto you is born…“, etc. I walked down this very long aisle, full of “Ho Ho Ho”, with Santa, reindeer, snowmen, and the like.
I walked up and down this aisle, searching. Up, down, up, down, back and forth. After several frustrating trips, I FINALLY found them. All 11 of them. Seriously! ELEVEN cards expressing the TRUE joyous meaning of this season. That’s it! Out of hundreds. You’d think in an area, where there are so many houses of worship, you could throw a rock, and hit one, that there would be more than 11! This is the buckle of the Bible Belt for the love of pete!
Can The US Survive 4 Years of Obama?
Socialist/Democrats Dragging America Down to 3rd World Status!
by J. D. Longstreet
The short answer to the question posed in the title to this piece is: NO!
The long answer is: NO!
The Obama Regime has managed to do more damage to the United States of America in eleven short months than any other presidential administration in the history of the republic! And it is only in its first year!
We are broke. We are demoralized. We are extremely worried about the future of the country and, even more importantly, how it is going to affect our children and grandchildren, and we ARE MAD — not angry – MAD!
Fellow Americans, we have a government out of control! That was never supposed to happen in America. The people are supposed to control the government. The people ARE the government! At least, we WERE. The people of the states created the federal government to act as an agent of the states, not the other way around. But, today, it is a topsy-turvey world in America, as the federal government demands the subservience of the states and the people of those states.
Read the whole post here.
This is not the country our forefather bled to create. This is not the country our fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought to preserve. This is not the country I was born in, and was so proud of, all my life. That is, until November 4, 2008. I pretty much lost the pride I had when I realized how ignorant 52% of the voters really are when they elected such a dangerous man/child to the highest office in the land.
Obamacare is Seriously Unconstitutional
On October 23rd, a reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi shook her head and before moving on to another question replied: “Are you serious? Are you serious??” Pressed for a more substantive response later, Pelosi’s press spokesman admonished the reporter: “You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.”
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) disagrees. In 1994, the CBO said of an individual mandate to buy health insurance:
A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States. An individual mandate would have two features that, in combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government.
I received an email this morning that actually disturbs me. After posting several notices about an upcoming ‘field meeting’, it seems that the FCC has decided they really don’t want to hear from “We, The People”.
Apparently, the FCC has gotten word of us coming. They are going to change the focus of the meeting. It will be about how to get more access to minority communities. I do not believe there will be a forum to ask questions. I wanted to let you all know, so you don’t get down there and say, “what is going on?” I just found out last night. I appreciate all you have done, to stand up for our liberties. I do believe this is not the end of the matter. We need to stay vigilant. Again, thanks for all you are doing. If you are planning to go, let me know, and I will meet you there.
Now, if they don’t really want to know, why bother spending tax payer money, going around the country, holding the meetings? It appears to me there is a major waste of time and money going on, but then, we ARE talking about the federal gubmint here, aren’t we.
I’ll be perfectly honest. If they really want to know how to get broadband internet access to minorities, it’s REAL simple. Get the hell out of the way. Allow small businesses to grow, instead of taxing them into oblivion. That way, they can provide jobs. People get jobs, they get an income. With an income, they can pay their rent, buy groceries, and then, gasp…..they can pay for their internet access! Novel concept, eh?
When it comes right down to reality, having the internet is not vital to our well being, is it. We are quite capable of surviving without it. We need food, clothing, and a roof over our heads. These things are accomplished by hard work, and the ability to pay for them.