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Archive for 30 January 2012
While moseying through my email this morning, I came across a link I decided to check out, instead of automatically deleting. Sometimes I do that cuz there is so much in my email, I can’t really read it all. So, here I’m reading this link about the aging population in the prisons, and come to the very last paragraph:
”A burgeoning geriatric prisoner population has important financial, practical, and moral implications for all Americans, not just those incarcerated. The United States should consider whether such a population is something that the country wants or needs. Human Rights Watch believes it is neither,” the report says.
Uh….and what exactly is that suppose to mean? What does this ‘Human Rights Watch’ propose to do with the aging population inside those prison walls? Should criminals be let out of prison, to drain more tax dollars through Medicare, etc? Or, should they just be….’done away with’? I must admit, this particular paragraph has me rather baffled, and concerned. I do believe criminals should pay for crimes they commit, no matter their age. If murder was their crime, then we shouldn’t be supporting them with 3 squares and a bed. They should be put out of our misery. Other than that, I don’t see what this ‘watch’ bunch is proposing.
Florida tea partiers would be most enthusiastic if former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential nomination, according to a straw poll conducted Sunday night by the Tea Party Patriots organization.
The straw poll was conducted following a conference call during which Santorum, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and answered questions and made their pitch to the call’s participants. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was invited to participate, but was unable to do so.
Callers were asked to rank their enthusiasm for each of the candidates receiving the nomination on a scale of one to five, with five being the most enthusiastic.
For Santorum, 35 percent of respondents said they would be the most enthusiastic, while 26 percent were in the middle. The rest were split among the other options.
Callers were also enthusiastic about a Gingrich nomination, and he had the support of 35 percent of the callers, with 24 percent saying they would be in the “most enthusiastic” category.
Romney’s support, on the other hand, was “balanced across the board,” with each level of enthusiasm receiving a similar number of votes.
Reading this, talking to many people, and comparing what is reported through the media, you’d think we were all on different planets. Well, in a way, I suppose we are. You see, the media, and the RNC elites have decided it is “Romney’s turn”. On the other hand, you have regular folks, like me, who have decided the RNC elites, and the media, are full of caca de toro, and we aren’t buying into their BS!
Many of us figured out the last go ’round, that the Republican Party is no longer the party of Reagan type conservatism, which the MAJORITY of “R” voters are. Those at the top have decided those of us who actually do the voting, aren’t smart enough to make our own decisions, so they apparently have sent out their talking points to the media, and have them pushing hard for THEIR choice for the nominee, instead of allowing us ‘small people’ to make our own decision on who WE want to see in the White House.
In 2010, we sent a very…VERY strong message to Washington, D.C., and for a few months, they did seem to pay attention. Alas, as with all entrenched politicians, those ‘powers that be’ made a very unwise decision to buck the voters, and carry on with business as usual. I think it’s time we sent them an even STRONGER message.
WE, THE PEOPLE…..do NOT want Mitt Romney as the nominee for President of the United States!
As a VERY conservative American, my preference would be Rick Santorum. BUT, I could live with Newt Gringrich. The VP pick is also very important to us out here in the real world. A combination of Gringrich and Santorum, Gringrich/West or Rubio, Santorum/West or Rubio would get us out here in the REAL world excited enough to actually put in some time and money?
So, you folks up there in D.C. might want to start paying attention. You may not have a job come November 7, because we are not playing patty cake with you yahoos anymore! We want our country back. We are a REPUBLIC….not a democracy! Please be so kind as to pull your collective heads out of your collective hinders!
No one, and I mean NO ONE, should ever be forced to join something they are adamantly opposed to join. Nor should they be FORCED to support ideals that goes against their own principles. Unions staunchly support Democrats who staunchly support the slaughter of innocent babies. Should you be FORCED to support an organization that refuses you the right to support your family if you oppose them? I think not! EVERY state should have the freedom to work!
Right to Work Heads to Indiana
In 22 states in the Union, workers have the freedom under “Right-to-Work” laws to decide whether or not to pay union dues, and now Indiana is poised to become the twenty-third state on that list, bringing the workers there renewed hope in an economy that has seen few glimmers of light.
Last week, Indiana’s House and Senate passed a right-to-work bill after weeks of political maneuvering by pro-union politicians hoping to stop the proposal in its tracks. Today, the legislation returns to the state’s Senate for a final vote, and Governor Mitch Daniels (R) has promised to sign the bill into law. Meanwhile, a dozen labor unions have protested the measure, with threats to “occupy” the Super Bowl to be held in Indianapolis next week. Nationally, right-to-work states have become a target, as well. Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) took aim at the Boeing Corporation for its decision to locate a new factory in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The NLRB attempted to stop Boeing from making fundamental decisions about where to do business — ultimately, it dropped the case after union negotiators reached a deal that benefited their members in a union state.