An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 5 September 2011
Shared by Dr.D.
I’m exactly what’s wrong with Barack Obama’s America
By Dr. Milton R. Wolf
My father used to tell me that if I worked hard, it would pay off in the long run. How could he have been so blind? Laziness pays off now!
We all know that the power to tax is the power to destroy. So too is the power to regulate. Equally powerful is the reality that rewarded behavior is repeated. After applying these inescapable truths to the analysis of Obamanomics, a collection of policies designed to reward or deter (or even outright banish) certain behaviors – to ordain winners and losers – it’s all clear to me now. The reason Obamanomics has been such a miserable failure is that I failed to follow its cues. I hope America will forgive me.
Read the rest here. You know, it’s pretty sad when your own family thinks you are pretty clueless and incompetent.
Laborious Day, 2011
By Ted Nugent
With 1 in 5 men not working and collecting unemployment benefits and who knows how many other Americans working for less pay than before, Labor Day 2011 should be called Unemployment and Underemployment Day.
The real purpose of Labor Day is a day for the Democratic Party to celebrate. Labor unions and their members are solidly in the Democratic camp. At every Democratic campaign rally, Big Labor is there.
The National teachers union (NEA), one of the nation’s largest unions, is a rock-solid supporter of the Democratic Party, as is every other large union. The NEA cares more about maintaining taxpayer-provided benefits for its members than ensuring our kids get a world-class education. On the NEA’s watch, test scores have plummeted and dropout rates have skyrocketed.
Read the rest here. As usual, Uncle Ted hits that nail dead square!
Gleefully swiped from Moonbattery! In June, a lone voice gave a smack down. Where are the rest of our so called representatives? Why aren’t they speaking this truth?
‘They were there for the first few weeks, they were trained to find people alive, although that is ultimately not what happened,’ said Charlotte, who will hold a fundraiser for the First Responder Alliance at Clic Bookstore in New York on September 29.
As we pause on 9/11 to honor those we lost, and those who worked 24 hours a day, let’s also remember the four legged heroes who also did their best to find people alive in the rubble.
And, unfortunately for me, a darn good one too! Yep, I can now tell you when it’s going to rain. Well, I could before too, but not as accurately. This contraption that got shoved in my leg is quite good at foretelling bad weather. Yesterday morning, I woke up in serious pain. More pain than I’ve had in quite a while. As the day wore on, the pain got worse, kind of like it was 3 weeks out from the surgery. Sure enough….it started to rain….and rain….and rain…. Yep….still raining! Needless to say, I missed church, and then I had one of the worst nights I’ve had in quite a while. I was actually starting to sleep through the night. Last night? Pfft!
I did some snooping on the web during one of the times I wasn’t taking pain meds and passing out, and found this is quite the norm! Oh yippee! I was curious how others had dealt with the recovery process, and learned I’m about normal. Some of the things I read that others had experienced, well, lets just say I’m REAL glad I’m not them! Apparently, my ROM is pretty good in comparison to others at this stage. Of course, there were also some folks who had NO problems, and healed quite fast, like out playing golf in the second month. Glad for them, but it’s kind of annoying when I’m still trying to walk without falling flat on my face. Yeah….I have recovery envy. I admit it.
I have a feeling that when I go to P/T tomorrow, if it’s still raining, I won’t be as ‘flexible’ as I was last week. Did almost 3 miles on that bike that goes nowhere. Did the chair push and pull with just the one leg, which believe me, was quite an achievement. And, I’m up to 50 pounds on the leg push thingy. So, I’m doing well in that area.
We surely need the rain, but I could definitely do without the pain. I’ve still got too much laundry to do! UGH!
A Jobless Labor Day
For 14 million unemployed Americans and their families, this Labor Day will not be a happy one. Instead of enjoying a day off of work, they’re suffering a disturbing trend under the Obama economy: Jobs are not being created, the unemployment rate has not improved, and the economy is at a near standstill. Even worse, the labor market’s stall might be turning into a decline.
And today, in Detroit—which in July had the highest unemployment rate of any metropolitan area in the country—President Obama is due to stand with labor presidents including the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, Teamsters’ James P. Hoffa, and the UAW’s Bob King to tout his bailout of the auto industry and his yet-to-be-disclosed plan to turn the economy around.