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Hey! Teacher! Seriously! Leave them Kids Alone!
Isn’t it interesting that when the Republicans threatened to use the ‘nuclear option’, Democrats raised holy hell, spouting how it was not what the founders intended, but now that the Dems are in control it’s exactly what the founders wanted? I honestly don’t believe the Dems know a damn thing about the founders, or the founding, of this nation. They know nothing about what those men, and women, had to put on the line to grant the current crop the liberties they take for granted, and destroy on a daily basis.
This is nothing more than a power grab by the Democrats, as THEY called it back when it was threatened in 2005. Note I said threatened. The Republicans did not grab the power, as I’ve no doubt many believed such an action would have been wrong. The Democrats have no concept of right and wrong, fair, or unfair. I suppose they, falsely, believe they will be in power forever? I’m afraid they are delusional. We are on to their games of lying, cheating, and stealing of elections, through fraudulent votes, and cooking numbers to make themselves look better. IF, on the off chance they pull any more of their games, WE, The People will have a response, and they won’t like it.
They Got Away With It
Amy Payne – The Foundry
As President Obama said, they got away with it.
Harry Reid and the Democrat-controlled Senate got away with changing the Senate’s rules so that they can shove through anything they want without having to worry about Republicans filibustering against it.
Just a few short years ago, then-Senator Obama spoke forcefully against doing what Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) just did. When Republicans talked about a similar rule change in 2005, Obama said (emphasis added):
I urge my Republican colleagues not to go through with changing these rules. In the long run, it is not a good result for either party. One day Democrats will be in the majority again, and this rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority. I sense that talk of the nuclear option is more about power than about fairness. I believe some of my colleagues propose this rule change because they can get away with it rather than because they know it is good for our democracy.
Yesterday, the President’s strong words in support of the filibuster were but a memory, as he declared his about-face in favor of the Democratic majority seizing power. “I support the step a majority of Senators today took to change the way that Washington is doing business,” he said, describing Reid’s power grab in lofty, for-the-people terms.
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?
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!
Is this really becoming a police state? Are the incidents sited in this column exceptions, or are they becoming the rule? I’m not the paranoid sort. Never have been, but I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever see my country again.
Shared by The Bunker.
Who Will Protect You from the Police?
The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions
By John W. Whitehead
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”
It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer.
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Yep! Obama is making us plain ol’ clingers sick! Sick of his lies. Sick of his incompetence. Just plain sick of him…period! Never in my lifetime have I ever seen such a destructive POTUS, and that include Jimmah Cartah! It’s a shame that so many Americans were bamboozled into voting for this clown a second time, but as many will tell you, it’s the free stuff he promised. Well, I’ve seen how that ‘free stuff’ is making life even worse for those who get it, and those who are having to pay for it. Someone has to pay, so it ain’t free! And those who get, will pay in the long run. Self esteem is something you gain from within, not from others.
The pure hatred of those who actually pay the bills is more than a little disturbing, caused by talking heads, the race hustlers, and most of all, this administration.
There are men and women who want to work, have families they want to be able to support, and can’t. Why? Obama. It’s that simple. Democrats are bad enough, but a Marxist is a tool of destruction that puts the Dems to shame. He does not understand ‘the American Dream’. He has never lived in the real world, never had a real job, and certainly has never had to scrape from paycheck to paycheck. Raised by communists, influenced by communists, and associating with the dregs of society does not prepare anyone for a management position, much less POTUS.
This bill is a reflection of all that is evil in the world. Read it. Try to get private insurance. Hunt for a job. You might get lucky. Then again, likely you’ll have to settle for something that you didn’t train to do, and will have to be taught by someone half your age. Oh, the unemployment rate has gone done, but that’s only because they don’t take into account those who have stopped looking, and are now having to take handouts from the government, competing with those who have lived on the dole all their lives.
The intent is to break us. Not just financially, as a nation, but as people. Break us down till we have no fight left in us. Many will succumb. Others will stand up and fight back. It’s time to stop this madness. It’s time to take away the petty child’s toys. It’s time to return this nation to the Constitutional Republic it was meant to be. It is time.
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
Amy Payne – The Foundry
America is hurting for jobs. And if you’re looking for one, here’s how Obamacare is hurting you.
Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring.
We already knew that many employers plan to cut workers’ hours to stay under the threshold of Obamacare mandates. This makes full-time jobs—much less full-time jobs with health benefits—harder to come by.
Am I the only one who sees a problem with this:
The US has quietly decided to release more than $1.6bn (£1bn) in military and economic aid to Pakistan that was suspended when relations between the two countries disintegrated over the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden and deadly US air strikes against Pakistani soldiers. Officials and congressional aides said ties have improved enough to allow the money to flow again.
I have a real problem with giving money, any amount of money, to a country who has arrested the man that helped the U.S. get the devil that murdered nearly 3,000 human beings on one day in September of 2001. It wasn’t just Americans that died that day, it was people from all over the world. This wasn’t the first time, or the last, bin Laden was at the forefront in the slaughter of innocents. There are many other incidents. Instead of arresting Shakil Afridi, the man should have been given a ticker tape parade, not languishing in a Paki prison.
D.C. isn’t known for using common sense. I honestly don’t believe it’s possible, under normal circumstances in the real world, to gather so many foolish people in one place, and give them authority over such a large portion of the rest of the population. It’s like there is a huge bubble around the area, with no logic allowed to enter.
Other funds focus on a range of items, including help for Pakistani law enforcement and a multibillion-dollar dam in disputed territory.
US-Pakistani relations have weathered numerous crises in recent years. There was a months-long legal battle over a CIA contractor who killed two Pakistanis, in addition to the fallout from Bin Laden’s killing in the Pakistani military town of Abbottabad in May 2011. The Pakistani government was outraged that it received no advance warning of the Navy Seal raid on Bin Laden’s compound.
I’m really sorry that such countries have allowed themselves to be a third world nations, but honestly, it’s not the job of the United States taxpayer to fund their police and military. If they want our assistance to clear out a bad area, known for Taliban brutality and islamists insanity, I’ve no doubt there are a few Marines who would be happy to send them to meet allah. Now THAT I’d be happy to contribute a few bucks to achieve, however, this giving money that we can’t afford to countries that don’t meet even the minimum of rational human behavior? Nope! Not a dime! They actually don’t contribute anything to the world as a whole, unlike Israel that has contributed a great deal to improve the lives of people the world over.
The department told Congress on 25 July that it would spend $295m to help Pakistan’s military. Twelve days later it announced $386m more. A pair of notifications arriving on 13 August and worth $705m centred on helping Pakistani troops and air forces operating in the militant hotbeds of western Pakistan, and other counterinsurgency efforts.
I was taught, way back when in my government class in high school, that the House of Representatives has the power to spend money, or NOT spend money. When did this change? The House can say no, we’re not going to give money to a country that would rather see us, and our only ally in the region, totally destroyed! But apparently, they have failed, repeatedly, to do their duty to the American citizens.
Let’s face a sad reality. Our foreign policy makers suck. Obama’s decision to remove a tyrant from power in Libya, only let to massive in-fighting between the secular and the islamists. Recently, their prime minister, Ali Zaidan, was kidnapped. The country is spiraling towards civil war. Why? Because people like Obama believe they know what’s best, and never consider the consequences of their actions. To add the cherry to the sundae, we’ve actually sent arms to the ‘rebels’! WE are paying for all this! Insanity abounds!
I guess I put more stock in the U.S. Constitution than our federal government.
Let’s face a very real problem! The federal government can’t run ANYTHING efficiently! Why, for the love of all that’s holy, would we trust them with our health care, our jobs, our children, our borders, etc. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! Reality snap here people! Barack Hussein Obama is the LAST person I would let make decisions about ANYTHING to do with the economy, that biggest drain being Obamacare, AND the damn ‘you owe me’ programs, aka food stamps, welfare, medicaid, medicare, etc. If you’ve paid into something your entire life, yeah, you should be getting a large chunk back.
It’s time for the country to grow up and be responsible for their own well being. It’s also time for Congress, and the administration, to start behaving like adults and stop being petulant children. Do they run their own households the way they run the economy? I sure as hell hope not! Then again, the Obama’s have never really had to be grown ups, soooo…. Well, maybe it’s time they learn, too! If the government, at every level, was a private business, they’d have been out of business a LONG time ago! So, why do we keep electing the same jackwagons that have screwed everything up? BOTH sides suck, it’s just that one side sucks more than the other!
Fix it! Stop voting for the morons who can’t figure out how to balance a checkbook! 90% of Congress needs to be kicked to the curb! If those we elect are incapable of following the U.S. Constitution, which lays out their limited obligations, then why the blazes should we return them, over and over again, to the office so they can royally screw US over?
Obama’s Priorities vs. the Economy
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Now that the government is whirring again, President Obama has identified three priorities for the country. Here’s a quick look at how they stack up against your priorities.
“There is a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that has been lost over the last few weeks,” Obama said. “And we can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that they care about.”
I’m fairly sure some of these are out of order, but when it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter. What they are saying is what matters. We pray that while they talk the talk, they will also walk the walk.
Lafayette Angel, aka Kathleen, has frequent updates on the doin’s, so if you need info, I’d say go over there, and check out her links at My Daily Musing.
I found a link on the Tennessee truckers Facebook page, in case you’re interested. That BS about truckers ‘arresting’ people is pure bunk, so make sure if you see anyone posting that crap, you dispute it, ok?
If I had the money…. I’d be right there with them…in my cruck, as the Brat calls it! Heh.
…and screw you Barack Hussein!!! You aren’t even worth the gum stuck to the bottom of their shoes!
The Useless Numnuts really don’t understand Americans at all, nor, apparently, does this administration. Hmmm….