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Romney is what the country needs now
by Ann Romney
The single most important issue in this election is ending the national nightmare of Obamacare.
If Obamacare if not stopped, it will permanently change the political culture of this country. There will be no going back. America will become a less productive, less wealthy nation. What wealth remains will have to be plowed into Obamacare — to the delight only of the tens of thousands of government bureaucrats administering it.
There won’t be one moment marking the end of America. Everything will just gradually get worse, like trains and the tax code, until a bustling, prosperous nation is as distant a memory as pleasurable train travel and one-page tax returns.
As with all liberal schemes requiring lots of government workers – which is the Democrats’ true constituency – liberals claimed there was a crisis of millions of uninsured — an enormity of human suffering that nothing would stop except a massive federal solution.
from The Bunker
Every great and not so great civilization is based on an idea, a philosophy. They are born out of a philosophical idea. These civilizations grow and mature if the philosophical idea is sound and adhered to. They will decline and die if the original good idea is perverted and corrupted.
We are privileged to live in a country where the original intent, the philosophical idea was individual freedom and liberty. There can be no disagreement on the fact that this produced the greatest growth in human development in the known history of mankind. But where did this idea come from, what are its origins? Our current leaders and great thinkers pervert the truth on a daily basis. They use the word “Democracy” to describe our nation’s philosophical roots. It is a lie, a purposeful distortion to lead the populace away from our original intent. You may be thinking, “I know we are not a democracy we are a constitutional republic!” True, but let’s dig deeper and explore the philosophical roots as to why our founders chose a republic over the other forms of government available.
In a very short time I am going to type into this magical device a sentence that shocked the known civilized world. It enraged kings, dictators and tyrants and freed humans across the planet. It still does today. It is the greatest collection of words ever conjoined into a simple declarative sentence about freedom. It was composed out of a belief in a philosophical idea. It was written by Thomas Jefferson and was the first sentence of the second paragraph of a very well known Declaration. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” You have read these words from the Declaration of Independence; you have heard them used time and again in speeches from self-serving politicians. But, you have probably never been told or taught the truth behind them.
First, when you hear these words today they are usually spoken by someone who sounds like they are reading a shopping list. You probably hear them in your minds voice the same way. But that was not the original intent. Remember, Jefferson wrote this Declaration from behind enemy lines. There were foreign troops on American soil. This document was not called, The Essay of Independence, or the Letter of Independence. No! It was a Declaration to the most powerful human being on the planet, King George of England. This is an emotional sentence and should be spoken as such. The remaining portion of the Declaration goes on to list the grievances that the colonists wanted redress of. If written today it might conclude with, “And put this pillow of tacks on your throne and sit on it!”
The belief of our founders as to the philosophical ideas that formed our union is laid out in the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
Granny Brat, Grandpa Ick, Auntie Short Person took Spud to his first ever Halloween party on Saturday!
No…he doesn’t have a shiner. Auntie S.P. just HAD to give him a lipsticked smooch! sigh…
I just hope they didn’t let him drive!
An aide to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tells CBS News that Romney personally donated to the American Red Cross on Monday to assist disaster relief efforts in the wake of Sandy.
Romney, who replaced campaign events on Monday and Tuesday with “storm relief events” and has urged his supporters to donate to the American Red Cross as well, mailed a check on Monday. A Romney spokesman declined to specify the amount donated.
In a statement, the American Red Cross thanked Romney for his support and praised both campaigns for urging people to donate: “The American Red Cross appreciates the support from the Romney campaign and is working with the campaign to process this donation of supplies. We are grateful that both the Obama and Romney campaigns have also encouraged the public to send financial donations to the Red Cross. We encourage individuals who want to help to consider making a financial donation or making an appointment to give blood.”
Good on him! Did Obama donate? Or is he just flapping his gums for others to do so. Either way… I don’t trust the Red Cross. Notice they want MONEY! Yes, they are asking for blood too, but it’s money that is the first on the list. After that fiasco with the 9/11 funds, I haven’t donated a dime to them. I do, however, donate to other worthy charities who do the same thing, just better….like religious organizations. Personally, I like Samaritan’s Purse.
Oh…and for the record… Andrea Mitchell is another MSNBC moron. Can’t they hire anyone over there with an ounce of common sense? Or even two gray cells to rub together? *shakes head*
Those people who have lost everything are going to NEED everything….clothes, furniture, food, water, etc. So, if an organization tells me to send only money…well… I don’t have any, so that ain’t gonna happen. I do have more clothes than I need, and would be happy to take a few dozens boxes and bags to a donation location…if I could find one. We also have kitchen items, a whole lot of books, and who knows what else around here.
The Red Cross should be pickled tink with ANYTHING the people can spare, and these days, that’s not a whole lot in the way of dollars! But we are a generous nation, and we WILL help as we can. The Red Cross needs to say thank you for ANYTHING, and knock of the send money B.S.!
DICK: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2
Now, don’t get me wrong, I really don’t have a whole lot against honorable lawyers…which are few and far between, but Congress, and the ambulance chasers, have given lawyers a bad name. You see, most lawyers don’t really do their own work. They have assistants to do it for them. They just get the big bucks, and glory (?), while those who really comb through documents, etc., MIGHT get a pat on the head. It’s pretty much the same with Congress, the majority of which, are lawyers.
Lawyers have degrees in law, and Congress makes up those laws as they go along, mostly hopeful that We, The People, aren’t paying attention. I mean, after all, we don’t all have a piece of paper telling us we’re lawyers, so that means we aren’t as ‘smart’ as they believe themselves to be. If the majority of our Congress had degrees in business and economics, odds are, we wouldn’t be in this man made disaster.
It has been lawyers that come up with the tax codes, ObamaCare, etc., and they just don’t understand how the real world works. You might as well say that a lawyer is going to be doing surgery on your brain, not to mention your wallet. The complete lack of common sense in this scenario is glaring, yet Congress has that ‘let them eat cake’ mentality’. Why? Because it doesn’t actually affect them. We have an administration made up of tax cheats, yet no one says a word. We cheat on our taxes, we go to jail, get penalized, or lose damn near everything we’ve worked for. Them? Pfft!
In two short months, they will be successful in killing off more businesses, putting more people out of work, and creating a burden that even Atlas couldn’t hold up. Hurricane Sandy was a natural disaster. No one could have prevented it, even though some preparations could be made. Taxmaggedon is a man made disaster which could easily be prevented, but there is no preparations anyone can make to aid in their survival in a disaster of this magnitude.
The Specter of Taxmageddon Rises
On this Halloween, a truly frightening specter is looming.
No amount of garlic, crosses, or exorcists can help us—only Congress and the President can chase this ghoul away.
A horrifying combination of expiring pro-growth tax policies from 2001 and 2003, the end of the once-temporary payroll tax cut, and just a few of Obamacare’s 18 new tax hikes, Taxmageddon will be the largest tax increase EVER to hit Americans. It’s nearly $500 billion in one year, starting January 1. That’s two months away.
The number $500 billion is rather large and abstract, so The Heritage Foundation has broken down the expected tax increases per person just for 2013:
- Families with an average income of $70,662: tax increase of $4,138
- Baby boomers with an average income of $95,099: tax increase of $4,223
- Low-income workers with an average income of $24,757: tax increase of $1,207
- Millennials with an average income of $23,917: tax increase of $1,099
- Retirees with an average income of $42,553: tax increase of $857
When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.
Despite the heightened expectation of widespread power and cable television failures, everyone from the president to local newscasters seem to expect the public to rely entirely on the Internet and their TVs for vital news and instructions.
….is the dimmest bulb in the box! What does that tell ya about the rest of the people in that same room??
A friend told a blonde man: “Christmas is on a Friday this year.”
The blonde man then said, “Let’s hope it’s not the 13th.”
Two blonde men find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station.
One asked: “What if one explodes before we get there?”
The other says: “We’ll lie and say we only found two.”
A woman phoned her blonde neighbor man and said: “Close your curtains the next time you & your wife are having sex.
The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday.”
To which the blonde man replied: “Well the joke’s on all of you because I wasn’t even at home yesterday.”
A blonde man is in the bathroom and his wife shouts: “Did you find the shampoo?”
He answers, “Yes, but I’m not sure what to do… it’s for dry hair, and I’ve just wet mine.”
A blonde man goes to the vet with his goldfish.
“I think it’s got epilepsy,” he tells the vet.
The vet takes a look and says, “It seems calm enough to me”.
The blonde man says, “Wait, I haven’t taken it out of the bowl yet”.
A blonde man spies a letter lying on his doormat.
It says on the envelope “DO NOT BEND “.
He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.
A blonde man shouts frantically into the phone
“My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!”
“Is this her first child?” asks the Doctor.
“No”, he shouts, “this is her husband!”
A blonde man’s dog goes missing and he is frantic.
His wife says “Why don’t you put an ad in the paper?”
He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing.
“What did you put in the paper?” his wife asks.
“Here boy!” he replies.
A blonde man is in jail. Guard looks in his cell and sees him hanging by his feet.
“Just WHAT are you doing?” he asks.
“Hanging myself,” the blonde replies.
“It should be around your neck” says the guard.
“I tried that,” he replies, “but then I couldn’t breathe”.
An Italian tourist asks a blonde man: “Why do Scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?”
To which the blonde man replies: “If they fell forward, they’d still be in the boat.”
Shared by Jerry.
An Orange County woman has asked the city of Irvine to erect a sign honoring hundreds of truck crash victims — who were fish.
About 1,600 pounds of saltwater bass died on Oct. 11 when a container truck hauling them to market got into a three-way crash.
Dina Kourda, a local volunteer with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote the head of street maintenance requesting a sign at the intersection to honor the fish.
Kourda’s letter notes that while roadside memorials traditionally honor human beings, she hopes an exception will be made to remind drivers that all animals — in her words — “value their lives and feel pain.”
Irvine spokesman Craig Reem tells the Los Angeles Times that no memorial is planned.
Is there something in the water out there? Is it an epidemic or some sort? Perhaps someone dropped some acid in her soy latte’? A few ‘shrooms in her granola? There just doesn’t seem to be a rational explanation for such people. THEY ARE FISH! It’s called food! They were on their way to the market to get whacked! They don’t think! Their value is as nourishment…if ya like fish. And if they actually do feel pain, I haven’t yet heard one say so!
Jeeeeeeez! Thankfully, someone in Irvine has a wee bit of sense!
The government is not America. No…WE are America. We are the ones who reach out to lend a helping hand to those in need, and do a darn good job of it, if I do say so m’self. Now is the time to reach out. If you can’t physically go to aid in our neighbor’s hour of need, send a donation to one of the organizations in this column. If you, like us, can’t afford to send a large amount (thanks Obama), then do what you can. And pray.
Sandy Slams East Coast
Super-storm Sandy lived up to expectations yesterday and overnight, delivering a powerful punch with heavy rains, strong winds, and significant storm surge. After taking 69 lives in the Caribbean, Sandy hit the eastern United States, where at least 16 people have died. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the storm.
Millions of Americans on the East Coast are without power today as they begin to survey the damage and destruction of the monster storm. The Weather Channel is projecting that “This storm won’t sweep out to sea quickly, but slowly, painfully wind down over the next few days.”
Coastal communities in the Mid-Atlantic are among the hardest hit by the storm. Flooding is posing problems for small towns and big cities alike, including New York. Parts of Manhattan lost power as the storm slammed into the Big Apple. Areas near Atlantic City, NJ, were consumed by the rising water level. One crew member died when a ship sank off the coast of North Carolina.
Americans are already coming together to help family, friends, and neighbors. First responders are navigating dangerous conditions to rescue individuals in need. Other citizens are answering the call to lend a helping hand. State and local governments took a leading role to prepare their communities for the disaster and mobilize once the storm hit.
…Need to Stop Accusing Republicans of Extremism