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I guess I’m lying too, eh? My new Obamadontcare type of plan, even though it’s through the same company I have been with for 10 years, really does cover my meds, and didn’t increase the deductible, or the out of pocket? Perhaps I should send Reid and Obama the bills?
I am of the opinion that Harry Reid has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for quite a while, and should himself, and the country a HUGE favor…..RETIRE!
All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
Amy Payne – The Foundry
“There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue.” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
“Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked.” – President Barack Obama
Last week was “victory lap” week for liberals on Obamacare. After years of telling the American people that we just don’t understand the health law enough to love it properly, the president and his allies are now crowing that all debate should be over.
Today’s definition of tolerance doesn’t really mean tolerance anymore. It means, to the left, if you agree with us, we will tolerate you. If you don’t, we will destroy you. Yep….real tolerance.
Now, according to the dictionary, the word, in reality is quite the opposite of the left’s use.
1. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.
2. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one’s own.
3. interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc., foreign to one’s own; a liberal, undogmatic viewpoint.
4. the act or capacity of enduring; endurance: My tolerance of noise is limited.
You will likely notice that the definition of true tolerance does not mesh with the realities of the left. The examples of the left’s “tolerance” is astounding, and it could take me days….weeks…maybe months to list them all, so I’ll just stick to a couple.
I could say a lot, but I won’t because I prefer not to use that language!
Well, it seems we are right, they are wrong…once again. The numbers don’t lie. Facts are a funny thing, you can do your best to make them SOUND different, but what they actually are tells a completely different story. The claim that this administration has done more to remove criminal invaders than previous administration is based on a number. They don’t give you ALL the numbers. Below the fold is DHS’ own document (hit ‘full screen’), but this little chart seriously caught my eye:
Non-detained: The illegal alien in question didn’t commit a serious crime and was released the same day.
Note the word illegal. That is the crime. However, apparently the government doesn’t consider it a crime to invade our home anymore, and releases more than they detain. Also note the part about the illegal not committing a “serious crime”. It doesn’t say the criminal invader didn’t commit a crime, just not a serious one. Well, just what do they call ‘serious’? I guess they don’t consider sneaking in the back door of your home, using your resources, and trashing the place not ‘serious’. I do, but hey…that’s just me!
Do you ever get the impression that either the Secret Service don’t much care for the current resident of the White House, or, and I find it disturbing if this is the case, that the Secret Service are hiring incompetents to protect said current resident. I’ll be the first to admit I believe the resident himself is completely incompetent, but I sure as hell don’t want the man shot, or in any other way, injured, especially when he has so many men and women surrounding him to prevent such a scenario.
I realize that with any such stressful career/job, folks need to blow off steam. If they weren’t in the Secret Service, there would be no headlines to tantalize the masses. Alas, these are men and women tasked to protect ‘the most powerful (cough…snort….hack) man in the world’, and reading about any of them having to be sent home cuz they were ‘bad boys’ isn’t exactly the way I want to start my day. It’s embarrassing, and I don’t care what you think of Obama, these should be men and women of honor, whether they like their boss or not! This just won’t do at all!!
I did a bit of searching, and unless I overlooked something, I couldn’t find any reference to the Secret Service behaving badly during the Bushes tenure in the White House. Does anyone know of such an incident? I got the impression that the ones that worked with the Bushes were treated very well, and they enjoyed their time with them.
Well, it doesn’t matter. When you are sent to do a job, you do it well, to the best of your ability! You don’t go out partying, picking up hookers, getting pie-eyed, and making a complete ass of yourself so you have to be sent home in shame! It’s bad enough that we have a POTUS announcing to the world he is stripping our military to nothing, while antagonists are building up theirs. We don’t need even more embarrassment from the Secret Service!
adjective - marked by an obvious lack of style or good taste
A few related words – graceless, inappropriate, incorrect, unbecoming, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong
Tacky is also defined as sticky, and this is an incident that will definitely stick! You see, that’s the nicest word I could come up with when I heard about Malaysian Air’s text messages to the families, and could be repeated in polite company.
I’ve stayed away from this story because, well, to be honest, I think the media itself have done enough damage. No facts, all speculation, and it got really old! While I continue to pray for the families, I think we all know that plane is down, and the likelihood of finding any survivors? Well, that would be a miracle, and yes, I do believe in miracles.
The fact that the airline has to defend it’s actions tells me they know they screwed up, and screwed up royally!
Malaysian Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said at a press conference that the company’s “sole motivation” for informing passengers’ family members of their findings through text message was to ensure “the families heard the tragic news before the world did.”
Most of the families are in the vicinity, waiting for word, is that not correct? Couldn’t they have taken those families into a private room and spoken with them? Couldn’t they have sent representatives to the homes of those not sitting vigil, to notify them? I find the idea of getting a text message to inform me that most likely my loved one is dead a whole lot more than tacky.
Yes, today’s technology makes life a little easier, and in some cases, a lot more convenient. But I question, has it also taken away our humanity?
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
Do you find that verse offensive? I don’t. But apparently, the head of Military Religious Freedom Foundation (a complete misnomer), Mikey Weinstein, and 29 cadets at the Air Force Academy find it so offensive, they insisted it be removed from a cadet’s white board outside his room.
Weinstein whined, “It’s not about the belief. It’s about the time, the place and the manner.” Supposedly, he considers a Bible verse as creating a ‘hostile’ environment. Really? If it was a verse from the Qu’ran, would he, and those supposed 29, have reacted in the same manner? How about 8:12: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them“? To me, THAT would have created a hostile environment!
The Air Force Academy states that their purpose is to create leaders? How is this sort of action creating a leader? I’d say it would put a damper on this young cadet’s desire to lead, if his faith is considered ‘hostile’. No, the only hostility I see if coming from that so called Military Religious Freedom Foundation, that quashes religious freedom.
It is very distressing that we are not raising up our young men and women to be leaders, but to be politically correct, so as not to offend anyone. They are suppose to be warriors by the time they graduate, but how can they be true leaders and warriors if they are always concerned about hurting someone’s feelings? I am more offended by the supposed leadership of the ‘new military’ than I am by a young cadet’s sharing of his (her?) faith.
Weinstein is definitely the wrong person to be in charge of such an organization! His outrage that the young cadet was not punished seems more like that of a petulant child. Punished for what? Putting a Bible verse on a personal white board? The verse was removed. What more does that clown want? Should the cadet be expelled for such an ‘offense’?
I AM offended that the Academy caved to Weinstein!
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.