An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for Massive Stupidity
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I don’t think I really need to add anything to this, except to say, if WE can learn to live within a budget, and pay our bills, why can’t those damn fools up in D.C. learn to do so as well?
The National Debt in One Picture
Kelsey Harris – The Foundry
Congress is beginning its new year with a budget deal that busts right through “caps” it was supposed to have on spending. At Heritage, we want to hold Congress accountable for its tax-and-spend ways, even as Members claim there’s no room to cut.
A good place to start is understanding the mountain of debt Americans are already under. Check out and share our infographic below that puts it in perspective.
There’s nothing left to cut in the budget! They are down to bare bones! Heaven forbid they should give up their booze and fancy vacations!
Ya know, we use to take a nice vacation every year. Note I said USE TO! Now? We can barely afford to pay attention. Why? Because of the irresponsible children making policies in D.C. And they want MORE of our money to blow on ridiculous ‘grants’? Outhouses? A freakin’ 100K outhouse? What mental midget thought THAT was a good idea????
And how about all that money the VA blew on useless crap? I have a much better idea! How about they use that money to help build houses for our wounded warriors, eh? Now THAT would be putting OUR money to good use! Instead, they go out and overpay for crap they don’t need, while our heroes do without! Anyone else see a major problem here?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve pretty much had it with those jackwagons in D.C. It’s past time for ALL of them to be replaced with responsible adults! From the White House to the alphabets! They ALL need to GO!
Booze, Pole Dancing, and Luxurious Hotels: Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013
Romina Boccia & Matthew Sabas – The Foundry
The latest budget deal, passed by a bipartisan majority in both the House and the Senate, suggests that Washington agrees with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when she said that “the cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make.”
The cupboard, however, is overflowing with liquor, crystal glassware, and more.
Here is our list of the top 10 examples of wasteful government spending this year, serving as a reminder that there is no shortage of excessive spending in Washington.
10. Outhouse in Alaska: $98,670. The Interior Department spent nearly $100,000 to install an outhouse on an Alaskan trail, which includes a single toilet with no internal plumbing.
9. A bus stop with heated pavement for the Washington area: $1 million. A lavish bus stop with heated pavement was built in Arlington, VA, but it has failed to keep commuters warm or dry.
This what is considered ‘art’? I don’t care what color the participants are, it’s evil. Haven’t we moved past such images? Haven’t we learned anything from the past? Do we really want an example of the horrors of the past to haunt us? Does this ‘artist’ know this is still happening today, in many countries around the world, to people of all colors? Yes, I do understand what she was supposedly trying to say, but that doesn’t make it art!
I’m no expert, but I know art when I see it. That ain’t it!
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Walking, talking chimpanzees may be TV comedy gold but now three courts in New York are being asked to recognize four chimps as “legal persons” with fundamental rights.
The move would allow the animals to be released into sanctuaries where they could live out the reminder of their days in freedom, says the Nonhuman Rights Project behind the initiative.
On Monday it petitioned a court in Fulton County Court, New York State, in the name of Tommy, a chimpanzee held captive in a cage at a used trailer lot in nearby Gloversville.
On Tuesday it did the same for Kiko, a 26-year-old chimpanzee who is deaf and living in a private home in Niagara Falls.
The group will Thursday lodge a similar petition on behalf of Hercules and Leo, who are owned by a research center and used in locomotion experiments on Long Island.
You’ll have to excuse me while I scratch my head in wonder. Are these the same people who refuse to accept the fact that those ‘blobs of tissue’ are actually human beings, and it’s ok to murder them? Do they fight against personhood laws?
When said chimps can get a job, speak English, wear clothes, clean house, do laundry, and all the other things regular people do, then I will accept the idea that they are actual people. Until then, HELL NO!
Yes, chimpanzees are capable of a lot of things. They learn to use tools, as in using a stick to get ants, or termites, or whatever, out of a log. They are capable of learning sign language. They are rather intelligent creatures, as God intended, but no, they are not people. And no, they should not be kept in cages in some damn fool’s trailer. If they are blind and deaf, they should be cared for, as a person would their aging cat or dog, even though I don’t think chimps should be kept as ‘pets’.
I agree that these creatures should live in a natural habitat. Asking the court to declare an animal to be a person speaks volumes about the state of our nation.
The deeper we dig, the more CRAP comes floating up to the surface!
Now, I’ll admit, when I read the original bill, I saw nothing about the increase in the minimum wage. Either it was added later, or I just completely missed it. It’s possible…that’s a long freakin’ bill, and not exactly exciting reading. Angry reading, but not exciting. And those just now snapping out of their Obama stupor can’t say they weren’t warned, but alas, when you have a messiah that tells you what he wants you to know, some folks just suck it up. Kind of like Satan. Gets ya hooked with pretty promises, and reals ya in, and it’s all over!
I have ranted many times about raising the minimum, every time the issue comes up, but some folks just can’t do simple math. Now, once again, it raises it’s ugly head, not only through the tools of the unions, and their ignorant protests, but through that piece of garbage that is supposedly about health care, but is not.
I’m going to TRY to put this in a way that even Bob Beckel can understand.
You have 5 employees at your small fast food joint, not one of those big ones, like McDonald’s. You are just a very small place in a small town, with some regulars who frequent your joint cuz they like the food, like the atmosphere, and the prices are good. A couple of your employees have been with you a long time, and make more than minimum wage, because they worked hard, and earned the raises. Since you trust these long time employees, you’ve made one a manager, and are thinking about opening another little joint, and making the other long time employee the manager of that little place. The others are kids, mostly part time, working to help pay for their education, or to buy a car, or whatever reason kids have these days to want to work. An ethic, perhaps? One can hope.
You’ve been providing your full time employees with HC, out of the goodness of your heart, not because it was required. They pay a little, you pay a little. Now, you find out the policy you had for your little business is being canceled because it doesn’t meet what Obama & crew doesn’t believe it meets the minimum standards (whose standards?), and what they offer is something you just can’t afford. Since you are so small, you aren’t involved in the illegal mandate, thankfully. However, if they decide to raise the minimum wage across the board, you are most definitely affected. Not only will you not be able to provide your trusted, long time employees with the health care they depended on, you will now have to let one of your part time kids go. The idea of opening a second little place is going down the tubes.
Why? Well, every time they decide to raise the minimum wage, which was NEVER meant to be a ‘living wage’, the cost of EVERY THING goes up. The price of the products you buy from your vendors goes up. Now, you can eat the cost, and cut your profit margin, which is what pays your personal bills, like mortgage, utilities, maybe a car payment, but since you aren’t big fancy place, you likely are still driving that 10 year old vehicle, the needs some work, that you really can’t afford right now. Unfortunately, you are also going to have to raise the prices on your menu. Your regulars will grumble a bit, even though they understand the reasoning. Since you are also short handed, the service will suffer, and won’t be what your customers have come to expect. Those workers still with you become stressed, and occasionally short with the folks. Stress will do that. They are working longer hours to make up for the loss of the person you had to let go.
The two part time employees will get their government wage increase, but those who have been with you the longest won’t see an extra dime in their paychecks. Well, except for the money they use to pay towards their healthcare. However, they need HC for their families, maybe a single mom with 2 kids? So, they have to go to the non working Obamadontcare website, and eventually, end up, after much hassle, with a policy she can’t afford, but needs for her kids. Therefore, she is actually making less money than she was before, and the stress of having to work more hours, pay more for HC, pay more for day care, due to the minimum wage increase, and still have to pay for rent, and all the other bills, she finally gives up, and quits. AFDC, or whatever they call welfare these days, has one more participant, and added to the unemployment rolls.
You have one less employee, putting even more strain on your business. Your regulars don’t come in so much any more, due to the higher prices, and the harried servers. Business is going down the tubes. Your once upon a time dream of opening a second business, to serve the small community is gone. Poof!
Now, you are considering shutting down your once thriving business due to the increase in the financial strain, and the lack of business. What’s the point? You have 3 employees left, who aren’t happy, fewer customers than ever to the point that some days, you wonder why you even bother to open the doors at all.
Then comes the decision. The very difficult decision. Your dream is gone. The government has taken it away. (I haven’t even mentioned all the regulations that continually get imposed.) It’s time to shut it down. You are going broke to the point even you are finding it difficult to make your house payments, much less have any small luxuries, like cable TV, or that cell phone. You have a land line, so you think maybe you can’t afford to make that extra payment. You’ve already put a huge dent in your savings, just to keep things going, and the thought of your kids going to college is gone. You’re having to put your little 3 bedroom ranch house up for sale, and pray someone will buy it for a decent price, although likely, no where near what you paid.
One more business closes it’s doors. Five more people on the unemployment rolls. Five more people turning to the government for a little cash assistance, some food stamps, and trying to get on medicaid so they can get some, albeit lousy, health care.
THIS is what raising the minimum wage, and Obamadontcare, does to small businesses. This is your government at work!
We Bet You Haven’t Heard This About Obamacare
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Another push is underway to raise the minimum wage. But what you probably haven’t heard is that Obamacare has already done that.
The plan on the table in Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour (which is higher than all existing state rates). Obamacare’s mandate on employers, however, is already scheduled to raise the hourly cost of hiring a full-time worker past $10 an hour.
The idea behind a minimum wage is to help low-income workers. But Obamacare’s mandates will hurt the job prospects of these very workers—and raising the federal minimum wage would further limit the number of jobs available.
Is the Iran Nuke Deal a “Chamberlain” Moment?
They really do believe we’re that stupid!
1. Max Baucus
“If you like what you have you can keep it.”
2. Harry Reid
“Those fortunate enough to have health insurance will be able to keep theirs.”
3. Mark Begich
“If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of (inaudible), you keep it”
4. Mary Landrieu
“While those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan. This is a very accurate description of this bill before us – The Patient Protection and Affordability Act. It’s very accurate.”
5. Hillary Clinton
“You keep the insurance you have if you like it.”
6. Nancy Pelosi
“If you like what you have and you want to keep it, you have the choice to do that.”
7. Barack Obama
“If you like your health care plan you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”
Abject Surrender by the United States
by John Bolton
Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.”
This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment activities. Allowing Iran to continue enriching, and despite modest (indeed, utterly inadequate) measures to prevent it from increasing its enriched-uranium stockpiles and its overall nuclear infrastructure, lays the predicate for Iran fully enjoying its “right” to enrichment in any “final” agreement. Indeed, the interim agreement itself acknowledges that a “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program.” This is not, as the Obama administration leaked before the deal became public, a “compromise” on Iran’s claimed “right” to enrichment. This is abject surrender by the United States.
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Isaiah 21:2 (KJV)
FYI: Elam was a part of current day Iran, into a smidge of Iraq.
Many shall be purified, made white, and tried: but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall have understanding: but the wise shall understand. Daniel 12:10 (GNV)
From Andreas Fagerbakke (blogger at The Times of Israel):
Israel is yet again left alone to deal with those who threaten to destroy her. The International community is willing to sacrifice Israel, to appease Iran, because they so desperately want peace.. Even when they know it will be a false peace.
The International community has lost its morality. They no longer know the difference between what is good and what is evil. If it was possible they would make a deal with the devil himself, and make it in a heartbeat.
Sadly, I have to agree with Mr Fagerbakke. The evil that has taken over the various governments, including our own in the U.S., is more than just a bit disturbing. We have lost our moral compass through the elections of those who lack the necessary knowledge.
Is Barack Hussein Obama the betrayer mentioned in the book of Isaiah? Some believe he is, but I’m sure there will be one who comes after him who will be the biggest betrayer ever. He’s just the precursor of what is to come. Betraying Israel is a REAL bad idea, and not everyone here will stand with the betrayer. No, we will stand with Israel, as God has instructed us.
Why is it that people I have never met, and honestly, never want to meet, have so much control over what I do with my life, or what’s left of my life? I’m no spring chicken, but not quite ready to go toes up. I have, however, lived long enough, sadly, to see such a radical change in our nation that I’m not all that sure living in this once free nation, founded in sound principle, is worth it. If I could think of somewhere else to go, and could afford it, I would! Where are those moon bases we were promised? :? No, I’m not really giving up on this land of my birth, I’m just getting more pissed off by the day! And I don’t think I’m the only one whose BP is rising!
In my opinion, all Marxists are insane, fairly stupid, lacking in grown up common sense, and over loaded with greed. What we have ‘ruling’ the nation right now is a Marxist… I can’t say it any more plain that that!
Denying people the ability to succeed, or fail, on their own merits is just one indicator. Forcing people to buy something they don’t want, don’t need, and can’t afford, is another. FORCING individuals and businesses to deny their faith is a violation of the 1st Amendment, a God given right, intended to restrain the government from establishing a state religion, not meant to deny the people the right to worship, yes…even in the public square. Regulating businesses to the point they can no longer afford to be a business is insanity.
Forcing restaurants, fast food or otherwise, to provide a detailed nutritional value ‘chart’, is one of those stupid and insane items I mentions. First, the cost would be absurd. Second, if you have a large number of items, your wall will be nothing but numbers that are pretty much meaningless to the average American. Third, no one gives a damn! I don’t buy a pizza, from anyone, for the caloric content and nutritional value. I buy a pizza, on the very rare occasion, because that is what I am in the mood to have for lunch or dinner. Now Obama and his gubmint thugs are going to tell me I can’t have one because it’s not good for me? And if I’m allowed to have one, it’s going to cost twice the amount it did previously, thanks to said clown and thugs. Are they going to come up with tasteless nutrient wafers, pass them out at what use to be a grocery store so we get our allotted ‘dosage’?
The purpose of Obamacare is not health care, or even to regulate the insurance industry. No, the purpose to get us all in lockstep with the goose steppers, turn us into compliant sheep, and crush the life out of us. Comply! Well, I will NOT comply!
I keep hearing how this incompetent boob is so charismatic. Really? I don’t see it. I find nothing about him charismatic, or even intelligent, so why should I allow him, and his lapdogs, dictate what I can and cannot do? Jobs will be lost, businesses will go under, and the 90,000,000 + who are already out of work will have a lot more company in the “bread lines”.
Explain to me why we are not already in full out rebellion against the tyranny?
How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza?
Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie count of every possible combination. Of course, all the information is already available online.
“Right now I’m 60 to 70 percent Internet,” Carraway said of her business. “So people can go online and they can look at the nutritional values because it’s all broken up there.”
Due to the UN-Afordable Care Act, which has nothing to do with care, health, or affordability, I now have to go see my doc every time I need a prescription refilled that helps me to function without tears? Every single time! Instead of calling them on the phone, having them call my pharmacy, I have to drive into town using gas that the eco-nuts say causes pollution, spend money on an office visit that we can ill afford, wait up to two hours, to have my doc look at me and say, “why yes, you are in quite a bit of pain, aren’t you”, and write a prescription on paper that is from a tree that had to be cut down? Yep! Obamacare does more than just cancel insurance policies. It does a WHOLE lot more…like telling doctors HOW to practice medicine.
I’m not into conspiracy theories. But I’m also not a stupid woman, nor am I blinded by glow of the spawn of Satan. I haven’t often agreed with people like Wayne Allen Root, but he shares some serious truths. I am leaning more and more in his direction.
The establishment Republicans have turned their backs on their most ardent supporters. The R candidate in 2008 had the audacity to call patriots whacko birds. I don’t know why that man doesn’t just switch parties, because I have seen nothing from him that could qualify him as a conservative. Does he even know what is in the Republican platform? They condemn people like Ted Cruz for speaking the truth. And they scratch their heads, wondering what went wrong? Paleeeeze! THEY are what has gone wrong! They need to stand WITH US, instead of speaking out against us. The Democrats are laughing at them, and terrified of us!
Anyway, just wanted to share this video. I doubt any of the ‘big boys’ of the RNC will stand up to the entrenched in Congress, and get their heads out of their hinders, back up WE, The People. But hey, we have to try, right?
See the Truth and Tell the Truth
by The Bunker
So, here we all sit; the remnants of the ragtag rabble that fought for our original Freedoms. Here we sit and stare with amazement at our digitized displays wondering, “Where is our country, how can this be happening?”
We didn’t listen. We heard the words but we didn’t listen.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security
Objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Now it is happening. The evidence is forced in our faces with headlines that seem unbelievable in a Free Republic.
Our Freedoms are fading fast.
Marxist’s will do what Marxist’s have always done.
The world’s economies are turning against us. They are worried and fed up with our political bickering and never ending money printing. The world is talking about dumping the dollar. They mean it.
There is no time left to wait for another election. There is no time left to write or call your elected politician. There is no time left to listen to your favorite radio talker or watch Fox News.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
Maybe we didn’t hear in the beginning but now we can all see.
I must be on the wrong planet, or in a parallel universe…the Twilight Zone… cuz this sure can’t be the same place where I was born. It just can’t be!
My country wouldn’t humiliate the military, and treat them like trash. She wouldn’t condemn a person for their belief in God, or those who live by His Word. My country wouldn’t welcome murderers with open arms. My country wouldn’t try to disarm her citizens so they are unable to defend themselves, murder innocent veterans and civilians. My fellow citizens wouldn’t cheer a tyrant! They would fight against him as they have done so many times in the past. My country wouldn’t allow the shredding of the second most important document in the history of the world! My country wouldn’t practically outlaw the first most important.
I wake up every morning, praying I have returned to my country, the land of my birth. The nation were God given liberties are prized above all else. Every morning, I am, once again, horrified to find myself in this place. A place where I am labeled an extremist for believing in God, and the liberties HE granted me, laid out in HIS Word, reinforced by the Constitution of the United States. I don’t know what country this is, but I want to go home!