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I have voiced my opinion on this issue here, and here, and am not about to change my mind because some judge says so. All of these cases are a violation of each individuals God given, 1st Amendment RIGHT to freely practice their faith. My faith is in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, which give instructions on how to live our lives. Many of the laws that were written in the Old Testament were, shall we say, repealed, in the New. That’s why they call it the NEW Testament, or a new covenant. If someone is living a life apart from God, then we are free not to associate, or not do business, with them.
I wonder in how many of these cases, the particular business was targeted because of the faith of the owner, just so the ‘customer’ could bring about a law suit that would destroy the business? It’s a crime to vandalize a business, but it’s perfectly legal to go through the courts and do the same thing. Does anyone see a problem here? I sure do! I see a similarity in such persecutions, as well, just through the feckless court system.
Questions You’re Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in her state. We sat down with Ryan Anderson, Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society, to get some answers about this debate.
The Foundry: How did people’s beliefs about same-sex marriage become an issue for private businesses?
Ryan Anderson: In New Mexico, a photographer declined to use her artistic talents to promote a same-sex ceremony because of her religious beliefs. The couple complained and the New Mexico Human Rights Commission ordered her to pay a fine of nearly $7,000. Christian adoption and foster-care agencies in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., have been forced to stop providing those services because they believe that the best place for kids is with a married mom and dad. Other cases include a baker, a florist, a bed-and-breakfast, a student counselor, the Salvation Army, and more.
Whose liberty is at stake? Is it just business owners’?
….just plain insane, or something else? We already know he’s Obama’s…well, I won’t say it, but I’ll think it! After spewing his garbage on the Senate floor, he attempts to backtrack, but that just won’t fly! He called all the folks who lost their insurance coverage, that they liked, liars. Liars! Imagine that. A U.S. Senator, the Majority Leader, calls U.S. citizens, who are suffering, liars. And blames the Koch brothers?
Watch his own video:
Can you imagine if Mitch McConnel, the Minority Leader, or ANY Republican, standing up on the floor of the Senate, calling citizens liars, and blaming George Soros, and labor organizations like SEIU, of promoting lies? All hell would break lose, in the media, in the White House, on the House AND Senate floors. Dear Lord, there would be riots in the streets!
However, Harry Reid, lunatic from Nevada, can say whatever he wants, and we hear….
There has been a LOT of crap that has fallen out of that weasel’s mouth, but this? I’m not sure if this the is the worst or not, but it’s right up there at the top! His attempt to ‘temper’ his comments are too little, too late. The clown is an embarrassment to the Democrats, to the Senate, to the residents of Nevada, and most of all, to the American people!
Well, I see that the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, kicked Christians in the crotch, and vetoed the bill that would have allowed certain businesses to refuse to accept gay couple’s orders, for a cake, a ‘wedding’ picture and the like. Way to go Jan. You’ve just handed the devil a win. No one should be FORCED to violate their religious beliefs. Well, unless it’s muslims, and they want to murder, but then, that’s not a religion, it’s a satanic cult, so….
Then there’s that judge that is legislating from the bench, overturning a law in Texas to ban gay ‘marriage’. Now, the way I understand it, the people vote for the folks they want to represent them, those folks discuss a variety of issues, and write up bills. They then go back to the folks that voted for them, ask their opinion, and if the majority of the voters are honky dory, then they go back, do some more discussing, then take a vote. If the bill passes through everybody, with a yes, then the bill goes to the governor, and he/she signs it, or vetoes it, hopefully based on facts (unlike in mz Brewer’s case). If the bill is signed, it becomes law. Now, tell me where these judges get off telling the voters that their vote means NOTHING?
Seriously, why bother even voting if some jackass judge, usually appointed with an agenda, overturn the WILL OF THE PEOPLE on a whim?
First off, the government needs to get out of the marriage business! No one should have to go to a clerk’s office and pay a fee to the government so they can stand before a pastor and pledge their troth to one another. Second, if a gay couple can find a pastor who is willing to break his, or her vow to God, and perform a ceremony, then, once again, it is not the business of the government to intervene!
Isn’t it odd that that when you get married, you pay a fee to the government so they will ‘let’ you get married. But if you get a divorce, you pay the excessive fee to the lawyers. Now, I wonder who came up with this scam? Hmmm..
Oh, and let’s not forget the moron at a Walgreen’s that told a lady her order couldn’t be processed due to copyright laws. What was at the center of the fray? Verse from the Bible. Seriously? Copyright laws? Think about that! Well, at least Walgreen’s backed off, and processed the lady’s order, and the moron got a serious lesson.
Christians may lose many battles here on earth, but, in the end, truth be told, we WILL win the war! So all y’all who are so selfish that you must FORCE people to bend to your will….gonna have a real surprise when it’s all over.
Do you ever wake up and feel like you’re in some bizarre Tim Burton movie? Yep…practically every day! The last few days have brought us some really odd, and needless to say, extremely disturbing news. The NFL is threatening to pull the Super Bowl from Arizona because they want to protect people’s 1st Amendment rights? Are they freakin’ insane?
No! Don’t answer, I already know! They’ve gone the way of many other organizations. But I’d like to know why a person should be FORCED to do something that goes against their religious beliefs because of a small minority? Would they FORCE muslims to eat bacon? No, they wouldn’t, because it goes against their beliefs. Not that I care a whit whether or not muslims eat dog chit.
If I have a small, family owned bakery , and am a Christian, with strong beliefs, why should I be FORCED to bake a cake for a gay wedding? Where’s the logic? The 1st Amendment plainly states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…“. By forcing me to do something that goes against my faith, my God given RIGHT is being denied. If I don’t want to bake that cake, I shouldn’t be forced to do so just because a gay person says so. This is my ‘free exercise thereof‘!
The state of Arizona is trying to PROTECT those rights, and for the NFL, or any other organization, to behave in such a manner is spitting on the Constitution, and on Christians practicing their faith. If they pull the Super Bowl, it will cost AZ a great deal of money. Perhaps, if they do, Christians should cost the NFL a great deal of money, stop buying the tickets, attending the games, watching them on the idjit box, and stop buying any NFL endorsed product, as in jerseys and the like. Don’t you think that would cost the NFL a great deal of money?
When I think of the NFL, I think of overpaid, arrogant, little boys. While some have college degrees (in what?), I don’t find many of them these days extremely intelligent, or even coherent. Once upon a time, the players were dressed in suits and ties, behaved as grown men, treated women with respect, and rarely had run ins with the law. Now? I’m surprised many of them can get in the huddle, since criminals aren’t suppose to associate with other criminals.
The NFL isn’t what it use to be…bunch of sissies in my opinion. If they pull Super Bowl from Arizona, I can assure you, I won’t be spending a dime on anything associated with them, not even my beloved Dallas Cowboys. It is not the job of the NFL to get involved in a state issue!
I don’t care if someone is gay. That is between him/her and God. I do care if someone who is gay wants to deny me my God given rights! They have turned my freedom to practice my faith into a political issue. That’s where we will have some SERIOUS problems.
Don’t ya just hate it when that happens? I thought it was just another nightmare, but alas…. There he is, still shoveling his chit, and turning us into the 2nd world nation, well on our way to being a 3rd world. I really wish someone would take away his crayons so he’d stop drawing ‘red lines’. No one believes him, and the U.S. has lost respect, thanks to his inability to walk the walk. Well, I don’t know if he’s really not able, because he’s just a wuss in skinny jeans, riding a girls bike, and is too afraid to give anyone a smack down, for fear they might smack back. We’ve become a laughing stock, and this doesn’t sit well with me!
Now, his Secretary of Defense, who apparently doesn’t give a damn about defense, wants to decimate the military even more? Who put this assflake in charge? Oh, that’s right….Obama, and his minions in the Senate. Well, BO did say he was going to ‘fundamentally transform’ America, and by George, that’s one ‘promise’ he made that he is keeping.
No one wants war, especially those who have to fight them, but is there something in this administration’s DNA that pushes them to destroy the military? Is there some wire crossed in their brains? Being ready for war isn’t the same as wanting war. I can pretty much bet the pencil pushers, who have made sure we lose wars by changing the ROEs won’t be getting any pay cuts, or lose benefits, or have to apply for food stamps just to feed their families.
The standards for the military have already decreased. There was a time when, if you couldn’t make the grade, you washed out. They didn’t want people who weren’t mentally, or physically, unable to do the job.
Now? If you’re a girl, you aren’t required to do what the men do, but yet you want to be ‘equal’? Guess what, Buttercup! You ain’t! Women and men are different. Shoot, the government even paid for studies that proved it! Another waste of money that should have gone to pay for our military! All they had to do was ask a four year old boy if he was different from a girl! THEY know the answer!
Even if we weren’t stuck in Afghanistan for the moment, we are still fighting a war on the home front….a war against drug cartels. And just who do they think is fighting that war? Well, it’s the Coast Guard, a branch of U.S. Military! With even more cuts, they will be unable to guard our coasts, as their name implies.
Why does Hagel want to shrink the military numbers to pre-WWII? We all know what happened back then, we weren’t ready for such an attack on our main base in the Pacific, although, to give the men and women of the greatest generation credit, we damn sure got ready in a hurry, and whupped ass! I’m afraid that we don’t have a greatest generation anymore, and if we are attacked again, there isn’t anyway, under the current so called leadership, that we would rally together and kick ass again.
Hagel is being praised for making tough decisions because Congress won’t. Well, if the Democrats, Obama included, weren’t so attached to entitlements, there wouldn’t be any ‘tough’ decisions to make. Let me think….would I rather have the government spend money to support a drug addict, or would I rather have my home safe? Gee, there’s a tough one! Is taxpayer money better spend on creating a tea pot museum, a walking trail, a shrimp on a treadmill, training Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly, and numerous examples of fraud in every area the U.S. government is involved, which included the entitlements that Congress refuses to address? (Just why do they call welfare an entitlement? It’s not, you know. No one is entitled to make a living, and from the numbers I’ve seen, a damn good one, from other people’s worked for money.) Or, like me, would our money be better spent on having an ever ready military, trained to be their very best, protecting the American people from enemies, both foreign AND domestic? Honestly, it’s not that tough of a decision!
Yes, as is typical for government, they do plan to keep spending money on a flawed project, the F-35. Naturally! If it doesn’t work properly, keep spending money on it!
Denying our military men and women the respect they have earned, and most definitely deserve, is ludicrous, not to mention dangerous! The priorities of this administration are down right appalling! They are playing politics with OUR safety! Remember that in November!
Tough decisions? No, I really don’t think so!
….here are the Rs that voted to take more money away from you so they could spend it:
John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy,R-Calif.
Chief Deputy Whip Pete Roskam, R-Ill.
Ken Calvert, R-Calif.
Dave Camp, R-Mich.
Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.
Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.
Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
Hal Rogers, R-Ky.
Dave Reichert, R-Wash.
Chris Collins, R-N.Y.
Howard Coble, R-N.C.
Charlie Dent, R-Pa.
Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
Pete King, R-N.Y.
Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.
Buck McKeon, R-Calif.
Patrick Meehan, R-Pa.
Gary Miller, R-Calif.
Ed Royce, R-Calif.
John Runyan, R-N.J.
John Shimkus, R-Ill.
Chris Smith, R-N.J.
David Valadao, R-Calif.
Frank Wolf, R-Va.
Is John Boehner totally oblivious? He’s not a stupid man, so he must be. Or, could it be arrogance? Heaven knows there’s enough arrogance in Congress to try the patience of a saint. And I’m no saint. Odds are, neither are you.
I’m a little baffled because he said he just didn’t have the votes. Let’s see…the Rs are the majority, right? Move those who voted FOR to the column of against, then… well… VOILA! There’s the votes to stop this insanity that is putting our great great great grandchildren into debt! So they passed a ‘clean bill’. Is that D.C. speak for “we can do what we damn well please with your money, for as long as we want”? I see nothing ‘clean’ about spending the nation into oblivion.
So, just why did the Speaker, and his gang of 27, vote to betray the American people….again? Does he have some deep dark secret desire to be sent home? Tarred and feathered comes to mind, but I’ll refrain. Has the POTUS threatened his family? That is the Chicago Way y’know…brow beating people into submission. And submit he has! Ok, let’s face it, Boehner wasn’t alone in voting to give the POTUS a blank check. A total of 28 Rs vote to do just that, and those 28 should start looking for something to do when they’re retired, by the voters.
I keep hearing how the party is divided. Now, why is the majority party in the house divided? Well, I can think of a couple of reasons, one being many of them have no idea what their job entails, and go merrily along their way, voting on bills they’ve never read, and helping increase the debt, with their Democrat colleagues leading the way. Then we get back to that arrogance thing. Yep, there’s a few…quite a few…Rs that have been up there too long too, and they need to be retired, voluntarily, or otherwise.
Rep. Boustany (R-La.) said the members are “all over the map.” There’s only ONE map they should be on, and in case they’ve forgotten what that map is, they can toddle themselves over to the National Archives and take a gander at one of the originals.
I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m about as confused as a normal person can be these days. Up is down. In is out. Right is wrong. Good is evil. What’s a body to think? Well, this body has come to the conclusion that we need a second revolution. Apparently, the first one was only good for a little over a hundred years or so. Think 1913 and Woodrow Wilson. The last 100 years have been a backward, and sideways, slide, and that just won’t do for liberty loving folks.
We really are a house divided, and we cannot stand. Unless people start waking up to what is going on right under their noses, nothing will ever improve. It’ll change, but not for the better. Being ignorant of the facts is not an excuse. And our House is apparently ignorant of the facts! This is not money that the government has just laying around. This is money they take from our pockets. They are very careless in spending our money. And there in lies the problem. As Milton Friedman said, “Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own.”
I would suggest that the House, Senate, and the Executive branches start spending their own money for all the big ticket items. I’ve no doubt, many would come to a screeching halt! No more debt ceiling increases! Much more spending decreases. Problem solved!
The Obama administration announced another delay Monday in the requirement on businesses to provide health coverage, giving some employers a reprieve next year while phasing in the mandate for others.
The administration had already delayed the implementation of the so-called employer mandate by a year, presumably pushing the requirements off until 2015. In a bow to business, though, Treasury Department officials announced Monday that the administration would not enforce the rules across the board next year.
Instead, the administration will let employers with 50 to 99 employees off the hook in 2015. They’ll be required to report on how many workers are covered but will have until 2016 before facing a penalty for failing to cover employees.
Employers with 100 or more workers will be required to provide health insurance to full-time staff. However, the new rules will only require them to cover 70 percent of workers next year; and then 95 percent the following year.
Ok, let me get this straight….they claim that once Obama signed that gawd awful, job and people killing bill, it was the law of the land. So, just how can he turn around and say, “Oh…I was just joshin’ ya….it’s not really a law, and if it is, I can change it any time I want!”
I’m not going to put the whole blame on that un-Constitutional POTUS. I’m going to put a large chunk of the blame on Congress because they refuse to stand up to this tyrant. Yes…TYRANT! Either Congress does its job, or we will end up doing it for them. They won’t like the results!
Albert Einstein was a brilliant man, and shared many brilliant thoughts with the world. One of the most brilliant: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Sadly, we don’t have any Einstein’s in Congress. Friedrich Nietzsche hit the nail on the head when he said “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Rather prophetic when you think about the ‘ruling parties’ of any given nation, and watch that nation fall apart. And who can ever forget the famous line, spoken by Strother Martin in Cool Hand Luke, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” (For you young’uns, look it up! Good movie.)
We have a Congress that is ‘insane’, a nation that is on the verge of ‘insanity’, and an administration who communicates with what must be sign language because no one is hearing the truth. We talk, but they don’t listen. And the circle goes ’round and ’round and ’round….
Amy Payne is calling it “Congressional Groundhog Day”, referencing the rather amusing Bill Murray movie. Instead of learning new tricks, as Murray’s character did, Congress is pushing the same old failures. Failures from their actions, failures in other nations, failures that lead to destruction. And that’s the jist of it all, isn’t it, the destruction of our economy, our dreams, and the Grand Experiment that was working pretty well until around 1913, or there abouts. The destruction of this road is almost complete.
Here’s another quote for you: The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
That was said by then Senator Barack Hussein Obama, in March of 2006. My, how times have changed. Then, it was a failure of leadership to not pay the bills racked up by the government, but we are now suppose to believe the opposite? Is it now the lack of leadership that the POTUS can’t have all the power of the purse, and Congress should be free to spend all the money that doesn’t exist?
Honestly, I’m quite confused. It’s lack of leadership to discuss raising the debt ceiling when someone else is in the White House, of the opposite party of course, but it’s not a lack of leadership when he’s in the White House? I dunno, but I’d have to say that was the epitome of hypocrisy.
Last week, I talked about the teenager and the credit card. Nothing has changed. Would you allow your irresponsible teen to spend even more when he has yet to prove he can be responsible? Of course not! So, why for pity’s sake, should we let Congress, who are supposedly adults but are even worse than the irresponsible teen, continue to abuse WE, The People in a like manner?
We’re talking, but they ain’t listening. We’ve said NO MORE, but they are deaf. Marie Antoinette never actually said ‘Let them eat cake’, (“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”), but out here in the real world, that’s the impression we are getting from our elected officials. It’s better to lose your job, ‘pursue dreams’ and spend time with your family? What kind of moron believes that not being able to provide for that family is a good thing? Oh…that’s right. Never mind.
There’s a simple solution to the whole problem, other than a complete revolution. Stop spending. Cut the crap! And there’s a LOT of crap! There are enumerated powers laid out in the Constitution, and honestly, they’re not all that complicated. Simple rules to live by while SERVING the people, and I mean ALL the people….not just the lobbyists who pay for lavish trips, rounds of golf at exclusive clubs, and make HUGE donations to campaign coffers.
WE, The People are getting pretty pissed off, and it’s time for Congress to LISTEN while we communicate. No raising the debt ceiling again. No cutting funds for our military and vets, no shutting down parks, abusing those who paid for them in blood, ground Air Force One, cut up the credit card, and live within the means that WE set forth, just like the rest of us. We don’t need a number of those bloated government alphabet bureaucracies, so either cut their budgets by 2/3 or eliminate them completely. EPA comes to mind.
It’s time for the power to return to those it was intended. WE, The People!
Scenario: You do when you give your teenager a list, your credit card, and send him off to the store (let’s say Wally World) believing he’ll come back with a receipt, and the items you requested. When he finally gets home, you watch him unload the car and proceed into the house with a lot more bags than would be required for the items on your list. As you are unloading the bags, while he stands there watching holding another bag or two behind his back, you notice that not only did he not get half of the needed items, but you pull our a pair of new sneakers, a ‘really cool’ jacket, a few pairs of jeans and t-shirts with ridiculous slogans, and a whole lot of junk food. While you stand there with your mouth hanging open, you ask for the receipt. His response: I don’t know.
After much grumbling, he finally finds it crumpled up in his back pocket, along with your credit card. Then you ask for those bags he’s hiding. You find items from a different store, locally known as a head shop, with items that you would never approve of having in your home. Think about it!
What do you do?
Responsible parents would load the sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, and the ‘really cool’ jacket back into the bags, along with the contraband items, grab said teenager by the ear, dragging him back to the store to return the items, and make him finish his job….right. While at the store, you inform management that he will no longer be allowed to use your credit card, and if he attempts to make any purchases with said card, to call you, and the police, immediately.
Said teen will be grounded for a month! No car, no video games, no cell phone, no iPod, no computer, and all homework and chores will be done before he goes to bed!
This is what we have in Congress! Irresponsible teenagers! Of course, the head of that gang of teens is in the White House, egging on the other kids to break their promises to spend only what they have been permission to spend, and no more.
Sadly, we don’t seem able to take away the credit card, or ground them. We SHOULD be able to, but the gang has grown so big, with a variety of alphabet organizations to back them up, many people are intimidated, and cross the street to avoid the thugs. Oh, a few will confront them, but they are shouted down by the bullies, bad mouthed around town, convincing the folks that those who speak out are the thugs.
Once again, we see a Congress and president who wants to go on a shopping spree with our credit card. The card is already way over the limit, and those items that are suppose to be paid for are being left out (our military and vets), to the detriment of those who have earned their pay, and more!
When the bill comes due, there is no way we can pay it, so we have to borrow….more…and more….and more….just to pay the interest on the debt they have created.
There is a simple four page document that limits the power of the federal government. I would suggest that members of Congress actually read, and LEARN, just what their enumerated powers really are, and stick to them. I would also suggest that the POTUS, who supposedly lectured on the subject, read and LEARN what his enumerated powers are, and both the legislative and executive branches cease their abuse of their offices, and of WE, The People.
“Government is not a solution to our problem,
government is the problem.”
~ Ronald Reagan ~
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….there is SOMETHING in the water, or maybe the air, in D.C. that makes previously rational people into blithering idiots!
Are the Rs up there so out of touch with reality, they aren’t aware that they can’t trust Obama to do the RIGHT thing? They are assuming, just because it’s written into some law or other, that he will follow and enforce?
Assume – making an ass out of u and me!
Have they learned NOTHING? Oh…that’s right…this is all for votes so they won’t lose their seats to actual American who will remember, and uphold their oath of office! You know…that pesky piece of paper called the Constitution.
We have laws on the books regarding immigration. Laws! No one pays a bit of attention to them, so why would anyone, especially Obama and his cronies? Those are the same people who pick and choose what laws they want to enforce, and to hell with everyone, if they don’t like it!
I’m afraid the GOP has lost all sense of reality. Coddling a segment of the population to the detriment of the country is not a wise move. They want the ‘Hispanic’ vote. Well, if they are Hispanic, then they shouldn’t be voting. AMERICANS are the only ones allowed to legally vote in our elections, no matter the country of origin. Once you take the oath to become a citizen, you revoke any loyalties to any other nation. Period!
We SHOULD make the process easier for those who want to immigrate, become citizens, and assimilate. We should NOT let those who jumped the fence, literally and metaphorically, cut in line.
NO AMNESTY! Call it whatever you want, it comes out to be the same thing!
Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?
Amy Payne – The Foundry
House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan—and it sounds remarkably like amnesty for illegal immigrants.
While avoiding key phrases like “path to citizenship,” the ideas put forth by congressional leaders this week would give legal status to people who are here illegally. It would just have more steps, including a probationary period, a work permit—and the government upholding a lopsided part of the bargain.
I’ve covered this topic so many times, it’s making my toenails ache! See here, and here, and here, and… well, you get the picture. I have 3 pages worth of titles covering the topic in one way or another, so yeah…I’ve voiced my opinion… in the most rational way I possibly can. I do try not to get riled up, but sometimes, I just can’t help myself!
On my very first job, I got paid $1.00 an hour, and a tip or two. I shampooed hair on Saturdays at a local beauty shop. I was 15. My second job was at a store called Rose’s, where the pay was a whopping nickle over minimum….$1.65. As I gained more experience in the public arena, my piddly pay increased, but believe me, when I worked, I earned every dime I ever made. I did what I had to do, and even though I never made it to the top of anything, I did end up a couple of times as a manager. I learned new skills, and got more pay as time went along. This is what people are suppose to do!
Was I a perfect employee? Is that a serious question? *snort* Were there times when I had no income, other than a stipend I got for AFDC, and a few food stamps? Yeah. It was almost impossible to make ends meet during those times, so I collected cans. Yep! I did what I had to do to make sure my kid and I ate. NO, I did NOT do that! Nothing illegal.
Back when, you didn’t ask about ‘benefits’. The benefit was having a job, and paying your own way, and learning a skill, and being responsible. THOSE are the benefits people should consider.
Whining about a ‘living wage’ is one of the reasons I find the whole issue disgusting. Minimum is not suppose to be a ‘living wage’. Grow the hell up!
Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?
Kelsey Harris & Amy Payne – The Foundry
In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. Since then, Democrats in Congress have argued that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing even more of an increase.
The question is: Would this actually help the entry-level workers it is supposed to help? Check out and share our infographic.
I’m not much in the mood for posting….blaming the new med…but when I came across this editorial on an Israeli news site, I just had to toss in my 2 cents!
The title caught my eye: Western Media Distorts Egypt’s Constitutional Approval
My first thought… “Well DUH!” Most of the media belongs to the regime now, and getting honest news has become more and more difficult. Many lean towards the far left, and a few to the right. I want truth, but alas… The big outlets have forgotten their purpose, and that is to bring facts to the people, be a voice for the people, and hold all those in the public eye accountable. Well, that sure went by the way side, didn’t it. When it comes to editorial boards, things are even worse than the ‘news’. We have the opinions of people who lean one way in their thinking, and never bother to see the whole picture.
Once upon a time, news organizations, like the New York Times and Washington Post were credible sources of information. This is no longer the case in the editorial realms, as proved by the absurd piece in the Times on Benghazi. They made total fools of themselves! REAL facts never get in their way, do they.
Now come the hit piece by the Post, claiming that the Egyptians don’t know what they’re doing when they voted overwhelmingly for a new Constitution, calling it a ‘phony democracy‘. I suppose it’s understandable since Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘phony’ president Morsi, and the Post is one of the many water carriers for the Obama regime, however, it is quite misleading, and the readers of such a outlet deserve better.
Consider the fact that “98% of 21 million voting Egyptians approved Egypt’s new draft constitution, which represents a vote of confidence for the work of the military, police and interim government.” Got that? 98%! If only the U.S. could get anywhere near that number to vote on important issues, we’d likely be a much better shape than we are right now! I’m talking LEGAL voters, who don’t cheat and vote multiple times, or have no legal right to vote for anything!
In the previous ‘elections’ since Mubarrak’s take down, no Copt was allowed to vote. This time, ALL voters had the opportunity to voice their opinion with their vote….including Coptic Christians.
As the Arutz Shiva piece states, “as even the remotest villager in Egypt can tell you, Mr. Obama does not support the democratic transitional leadership but stands squarely behind ousted President Morsi and his backers. Obama seems now to realize that because of his stance America has lost much of its influence in Egypt to Russia, not to mention respect.”
The loss of respect towards the U.S., thanks to Obama’s backing of terrorist has dealt us a severe blow. One that will take years to regain, once Obama slinks back to whatever hole he chooses to live out his days. However, I do pray that many in the area know that not all Americans are as blatantly ignorant, foolish, or evil as the Obama regime, and we are trying hard to put a stop to his disastrous policies. However, it is quite difficult when you have the media fighting back against liberty loving people all over the world.