An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 9 December 2010
Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would have repealed the military’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allowed gay troops to serve openly.
Democrats failed Thursday to cinch a procedural deal with Republicans in the waning days of the lame-duck session. The 57-40 test vote fell three votes short of the 60 needed to advance.
Don’t, for one minute, assume this will quietly go away. Rest assured, there will be more battles ahead.
That being said…my 2 cents. I honestly don’t care if you are gay or not! That is between you and God. How you deal with your sexuality…..your business too. When it comes to the fighting men and women, shouldn’t THEY decide if they can share quarters with a homosexual? Many seem to be very against the idea of serving with openly the gay. Why not listen to them? Don’t ask a bunch of yahoos sitting behind a desk who probably wouldn’t know what to do with the business end of a bayonet. Ask the ones who are actually doing the fighting, and dying!
Personally, I am against it, but then again, I’m against women fighting in combat, too. But, that’s just me.
There has been much talk lately, coming out of Washington….naturally, about the Republicans holding hostages. Seriously? Comparing your fellow Americans to terrorists is now the thing that gets Democrat lefties all excited? This is what they call working together I guess. Considering the Democrats haven’t ‘worked’ with anyone but themselves for the last couple of years, and has held AMERICA hostage with the continuous push of their socialist agenda, I find it rather disingenuous for them to bandying around such terms. We do NOT want ObamaCare! We do not AMNESTY for millions of illegal invaders! We’re being “tortured” by those in D.C., and they have the cajones to spew such insults…at US? I’m inclined to agree with Senator DeMint! Scrap this deal! Retain the tax rates and leave the unemployment as is….actually cut it! We have already saddled our grandchildren with too much debt, and must work to resolve that issue….NOW!
And all because the Republicans tried to do what we told them to do….keep taxes low, no new spending and cut current spending. We thought the message was pretty clear. They got the extension for people to keep their own money, even those evil ‘millionaires’ that make more than $250K…you know the ones who actually create the jobs? But they also saddled us with more spending by extending what was a generous 26 weeks of unemployment to 2 years? (It was 99 weeks, and they added 13 months, so wouldn’t that make it longer? I’m a little fuzzy on this.) So, who was holding who hostage? There’s not even a guarantee that people will be able to keep their money. Some say it’s a no brainer. Well, obviously, there are quite a few in Washington with no brains.
Even with a 2 year extension, it’s my opinion that this will do little to alleviate the worries of small business owners. What happens at the end of those two years? Will Congress insist on stealing more money to pay for socializing the country and keep people in poverty? I don’t have much faith in Republicans to steer back on course, and none at all in Democrats.
The current occupant made all kinds of promises, most of which rational thinking people realized were nothing more than empty, to fool the non thinking into voting for him. He was gonna SAVE the world. Gimme a break! What he was telling you was that he was going to make sure you never left poverty, and those who weren’t the working poor, he was gonna make sure you joined your fellow citizens. Working hard for what you have means nothing if someone is going to come along and tell you they believe you have too much, and take it away to give to someone who hasn’t gotten off their hind end in 10 years to achieve anything for him/herself. Redistribute wealth and all that! What I’m wondering is if those who bought into his rhetoric really believe you can have something for nothing. There’s a saying….nothing is free. That happens to be true. Oh, there might not be a dollar value put on something, but in the long run, you WILL pay. Either with the loss of dignity, or the complete loss of liberty.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”