Faith..

Question: Is “faith” a creation of man, ..or is “man” a creation of faith?

             Tim Tebow – A Man of Faith          

According to Webster: Faith, (in context) Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.

Does everyone have Faith?

 Leap of Faith

In my personal opinion; “Absolutely!”

Faith in What?

That depends…

Personally, I have faith in God, I have faith in myself, and I have faith in Nature.

Question: Is there anything that I don’t have faith in?

Response: Yes, ..the Obama administration.

Question: Why?

Response: Because in the three years, three months, and three days, (as of today) that he has been in office, he has not done one thing to better my life or please me.

Question: Do I personally feel slighted by Barack Obama?

Response: Absolutely.

Question: Why?

Response: Because I am a 70-year-old American citizen that’s spent 46 years in the American workforce providing for myself, my family, and for the government by paying my due taxes on time and without prejudice. I am also a veteran of Vietnam, and a member in good standing in the VFW. I also  take pride in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing along, (albeit with a somewhat lacking voice) when “our” National Anthem is played. Although it may crack a smile on George Soros and Warren Buffett’s faces, ..I both love and respect America.

I also believe in God, as “in my opinion,” it would take a total idiot not to.

Accordingly, now that I’ve drawn out any and all agnostics and atheists who may read my blather? I suppose I should get on with backing up my blather.

According to Webster: ac·knowl·edg·ment, (in context) The act of admitting or owning to something. 2. Recognition of another’s existence, validity, authority, or right.

AMERICA ACKNOWLEDGES GOD…

From the very beginning, American public documents have acknowledged and given tribute to God. The first Charter of Virginia (1606) granted the king’s authority to launch a British colony in the New World. After naming the persons receiving the grant, the charter began:

We, greatly commending, and graciously accepting of, their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of his Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God…”

Using similar language, the Pilgrims of Plymouth set forth the purpose of their government in the first few words of the Mayflower Compact:

In the NAME OF GOD, AMEN…Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country…

The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, looked to the “laws of nature and of nature’s God” and to the unalienable rights of men given “by their Creator” to justify the colonists break from Great Britain The signers of this historic document acknowledged their trust in God by appealing to “the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions,” and pledging to defend the Declaration “with a firm reliance on the protection of DIVINE PROVIDENCE.”

It was Jefferson who also drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786), a forerunner of the First Amendment, which prohibited government control of religion because:

Whereas, Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishment… are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion, who, being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either.

Since its earliest days, the leaders of our republic have acknowledged God’s hand in America.

George Washington 

In his first inaugural address, George Washington confessed dependence upon God and His providence in the affairs of the United States:

“It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States Government. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token on providential agency.”

 

IN GOD WE TRUST

One the most sought after documents on the planet.

 

Just ask George Soros ..or Warren Buffett, ..or the U.S. Treasury.

..not that “they” (Dollars) aren’t equally sought by the “rank-and-file,” albeit, ..at least “in my humble opinion,” ..with higher moral and ethical standards.

Standards, that by “my measure,” are diminishing, if not by the hour, ..then by the day under the Obama administration.

According to Webster: stan·dards (in context) An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; a level of moral conduct.

If the anti-God attitude towards “Christianity” in our current society is a measure of our current administration’s doctrine, then I would have to conclude that Barack Obama is not a Christian. Not that I believe that he is Muslim, ..due to the fact that I believe that Muslims, ..although “contrary” to what I believe, ..have faith in what they believe in.

 

As for Barack Obama, alluding to his behavior in leading and governing America, I don’t believe that he believes in, ..or has faith in anything. I believe that the man is driven completely by his sloth and his desires.

According to Webster: de·sire, To wish or long for; want.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Home Sales Tax, ..True or False ?

Obama’s Health Care legislation imposes a 3.8% tax on all home sales?

  

Obama’s health care legislation imposes a 3.8% transaction tax on profits over the capital gains threshold.

 

(Sidebar) It’s complicated, ..but then why wouldn’t it be? It’s the result of a “collaboration” between “Barack, Nancy and Harry.”…

According to Webster: col·lab”o·ra“tion, To work together, especially in a joint “intellectual” effort.

According to Webster: in·tel·lec·tu·al, (in context) Rational rather than emotional.

Continuing…

..three “contemporary” (employed by us) “Stooges” that don’t hold a candle to the original “Three Stooges” when it comes to making America laugh. Nevertheless, ..if you contemplate the purpose of government for a moment, ..our come lately (contemporary) “Three Stooges” aren’t  supposed to make “us” laugh, ..nor are “they” supposed to collaborate behind closed doors and create legislation that 70% of America is adamantly against.

Question: Simply because I am unable to resist… 

 Is this the face of intellect, ..or a deer caught in headlights? 

Continuing…

Example of a recent cyberspace (forward)…

“3.8% tax on real estate transactions.

Under the new healthcare bill, did you know that all real estate transactions are subject to a 3.8% sales tax?

If you sell your $400,000 home, this will be a $15,200 tax.

Remember Obama’s battle cry, ..take from the workers and give to the drones.

TAX ON HOME SALES

Imposes a 3.8% tax on home sales and other real estate transactions.

Middle income people must pay the “full tax” even if they are “rich” for only one day, the day they sell their house and buy a new one.” (bologna)

THE TRUTH…

One of the provisions in the reconciliation bill (HR 4872) passed in conjunction with the “Patient Protection Affordability Care Act” (PPACA) healthcare legislation calls for high-end, households to be subject to a new 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income starting in 2013:

(Sidebar)  In a “liberal” (or Obama) interpretation, ( a home purchase) is considered an investment, ..thus the sale of your home, is considered investment income.

(HR-4872) is a complicated section of a complicated piece of legislation, and the 3.8% Medicare tax has been frequently misreported as amounting to a 3.8% sales tax on all real estate transactions. This is incorrect: the Medicare tax is not a sales tax nor does it apply to all real estate transactions; it is a tax on investment income which may or may not derive from the sale of property only for persons who earn more than the amount specified in the bill.

 (Nevertheless, ..it’s Crap!)

The Medicare tax will be imposed only on individuals within income above $200,000 and couples with a joint income of more than $250,000, a figure which currently “excludes” i.e., (doesn’t include) approximately 97% of all U.S. households. Further, the tax will not be assessed on every house sale, ..but only on real estate transactions that produce profits over a pacified dollar amount as Sara Orrange, government affairs director of the Spokane Association of realtors noted in response to a repetition of the sales tax rumor in the “Spokane spokesman review.”

Accordingly, if you fall into the 97% of Americans that earn less than $200,000 a year, you can ignore the “scare tactics” E-mail (forwards) presently swimming and zipping about, in, around and through cyberspace.

Which of course is a good thing for the 97%, ..unless of course you’re one of the 97% who has an ambition to rise above the 97%, ..in which case you’re pretty much screwed.

Editorial: The conflict between America and Britain was not fought, nor was the Constitution written as a document to enslave the population. If Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid had an understanding of Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation, the population of America would not now be bickering over “ObamaCare,” ..or any other (Nanny State) program that the Obama administration is trying to ram down our throats.

America was not founded to be a Nation where an individual, man or woman, is collared like an ox. Our founding fathers understood the definition of the word freedom and they used it often in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights.

If Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid wish to be dictators, they are getting their mail in the wrong country.

The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War using his war powers. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) freed as Union armies advanced. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens.

On September 22, 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863.

None returned, and the order, signed and issued January 1, 1863, took effect except in locations where the Union had already mostly regained control. The Proclamation made abolition a central goal of the war (in addition to reunion), outraged white Southerners who envisioned a race war, angered some Northern Democrats, energized anti-slavery forces, and weakened forces in Europe that wanted to intervene to help the Confederacy.

Slavery was made illegal everywhere in the U.S. by the Thirteenth Amendment, which took effect in December 1865. (Source Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln brought the full force of his office together and took America to war to oppose a division of America.

In recent weeks and months, ..I have personally been in audience to more than a few news commentaries where “Barack Obama” has been compared to Abraham Lincoln.

Barack Obama is presently bringing the full force of his office to bear in an effort to “divide”America,  ..accordingly, ..would someone please explain to me “when” Merriam-Webster changed the definitions of “different” and “opposite”?

Not that anyone has asked for my opinion, ..albeit since this is my platform, here it is…

 

                Different and Opposite,               ..and opposed

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Words that begin with “L”..

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which for most of us without (mental defects) is having someone in our lives to love and to be loved by.

 

   Life

According to Webster: life, (in context) The physical, mental, and spiritual experiences that constitute existence.

 

Liberty 

According to Webster: lib·er·ty, (in context)  Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control.

 

 The pursuit of Happiness

According to Webster: love, (in context) Affection, devotion and compassion; with no thought for a reward.

Editorial: Being an ex-Sexagenarian, ..which makes me a “Septuagenarian” ..as I am not yet an Octogenarian, ..aren’t words fun? When ya ponder that question for a moment, ..if you think anything like me, ..the only thing better than words, is being an American.

  

The Stars and Stripes 

..in my opinion, ..are “The Proudest Symbol” on the planet, ..the “Stars and Stripes” are a symbol of strength, endurance and unity beyond the intellect and imagination of our present administration. Sure, our employees in Washington are University educated, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, you name the University and we most likely have a graduate from there working for us. University educated individuals are touted to be intellectually superior to us “rank and file,” ..and damned if I’m not starting to believe it. After all, ..there are more than 4 million of us, “rank-and-file,” presently out of work. ..while the people working for us are growing by leaps and bounds.

Question: Why do you suppose that is? Are the “rank-and-file,” (common sense) American citizens to ignorant to keep a job?

Again, you decide.

From my Septuagenarian platform, looking back down the path that got me to where I am today, (an old fart) dependent on a bunch of University educated individuals who have been stealing my retirement for more than 60 years. Which, “as much as I hate to admit it,” ..pretty much makes me an “ignorant old fool” ..for not “participating more in depth” ..to actually be aware of how my University educated brothers and sisters were getting away with fleecing me?

 

  

Then it hit me, the letter “L” not only initiates the words “life and liberty,” ..it also initiates the words “lemon, ..liberal, ..and liar.”

 Lemon

 

Liberal

 

Liar 

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Obama’s Foreign Policy..

According to Webster: pol·i·cy, A plan or course of action.

I recently composed a blog entitled; “simple,” meant to enlighten my readers to the fact that more often than not, a job, chore, or endeavor is not as difficult as it is made to be via ignorance.

According to Webster: ig·no·rance, The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.

We, “we the people” of the United States of America are presently “negotiating,”…

(Sidebar)

According to Webster: ne·go·ti·at·ing, To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.

Continuing…

..via “our” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is our Secretary of State, due to the fact that America is a democratic republic, we, “we the people,” (elect) i.e., (hire,) via ballot, those that work for us. After which, ..those that we elect, ..i.e., ..hire, ..appoint others to work for us, ..”we the people.” Hillary Clinton is the person that Barack obama appointed to be “our” Secretary of State. Is she qualified? Or was she appointed because of politics? You decide.

From an article updated January 21, 2012 posted onndtv.com 

 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 

Washington: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Iran can make a choice to either come back to the negotiating table or face further isolation and sanctions from the international community.

(Sidebar) Remove your (dummy) cap for a moment, ..and slip on your (thinking) cap to ponder my next questiion; “Is America the richest, most technologically advanced nation on the planet Earth. If you answered anything except “Yes” ..put your (dummy) cap back on and go get a cup of coffee. If you replied “Yes” ..then your probably smart emough to go about your day without reading any further, ..however, ..as a personal favor, ..I would appreciate it if you would read on, ..at least until November 6, ..because America and I have never needed you more than “we” need “you” now. America is not the (on our knees) Nation that Barack Obama would have you believe. America is not only at the top of the (food chain) ..”we” are the (eight hundred pound gorilla) in the room. We, “America” ( should not ) be giving arrogant pipsqueak nation’s like Iran a choice as to whether or not, “they,” want to negotiate with us.  Think about it for just one more  moment, “America” (800 pound gorilla), Iran, (pipsqueak).

 Continuing…

“Iran does have a choice to make. It can come back to the (negotiating) table, as we have consistently made clear to them, and address the “nuclear program concerns” that the “international community” rightly has, or face increasing pressure and isolation,”Clinton said yesterday.

Strong words? Not from my perspective. Especially since the latest media releases that I am aware of report that we, America, has just agreed to allow Iran another “five weeks,” to decide whatever they want to decide, ..if indeed, “they” actually have an intention to make a decision?

(Sidebar) Please commit the following images to your “Hippocampus.”

(800 Pound Gorilla)

(Pipsqueak ) 

According to Webster: pip-squeak, One that is small or insignificant.

The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other vertebrates. It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation. Humans and other mammals have two hippocampi, one in each side of the brain. The hippocampus is closely associated with the cerebral cortex, and in primates is located in the medial temporal lobe, underneath the cortical surface. It contains two main interlocking parts: Ammon’s horn and the dentate gyrus. (Source Wikipedia)

Continuing…

Alluding to History: Teddy Roosevelt and his “Big Stick.”

In 1904, (then) President “Teddy” Roosevelt sent the South Atlantic Squadron to Morocco after “Ion Perdicaris and his stepson” were kidnapped by the “Raisuli.” (Source, suite101.com)

Of course as it is with history, (sadly) more often than not, when being written for political profit, it is distorted.

Nevertheless, before an event finds its way into the archives of history, we, “we that believe we have a grasp on reality,” referred to it as the present.

According to Webster: pres·ent, (in context) A moment or period in time perceptible as intermediate between past and future; now.

 

 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, America’s 26th President, a man of both “public and private renowned,” ..chose to spend his “fifteen minutes” in granite. Although Teddy’s threat of; “Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead!” Was politically motivated and likely as hollow as the Grand Canyon, his adversary was not aware of that…

(Sidebar) Likely because in 1904, the “News Media” was not a self aggrandized, selfish, (anti-everything) entity.

Continuing…

..plus “Teddy” didn’t give “Raisuli” five weeks to think about what he wanted to do?

Which in my book, says that Roosevelt had something going for him. Roosevelt understood America to be a “Great Nation” and appreciated being an American, both by his words and his deeds, ..his lifelong deeds.

 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt  

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, October 27, 1858, January 6, 1919, was the 26th President of the United States of America (1901–1909).

He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his “cowboy” persona and robust masculinity.He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive (“Bull Moose”) Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels.

Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

Born into a wealthy family in New York City, Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma and stayed at home studying natural history. To compensate for his physical weakness, he embraced a strenuous life. Home-schooled, he became an eager student of nature. He attended Harvard College, where he studied biology, boxed and developed an interest in naval affairs. In 1881, one year out of Harvard, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he became a leader of the reform faction of his Republican party (the “GOP”).

His “The Naval War of 1812” (1882) established his professional reputation as a serious historian; he wrote numerous books on hunting, the outdoors, and current political issues, as well as frontier history. In 1884, his wife and his mother died on the same day.

He left politics and went to the frontier, becoming a rancher in the “Badlands” in the Dakotas. Returning home, he ran for mayor in 1886, finishing third with 60,000 votes.

He later gained fame by taking vigorous charge of the city police. At the national level, he was a leader in civil service reform.

The Spanish–American War broke out in 1898 while Roosevelt was, effectively, running the Department of the Navy.

He promptly resigned and formed the Rough Riders – a volunteer cavalry regiment that fought in Cuba.

(Sidebar)

Question: What battle did Barack Obama fight in?

Response: Barack Obama chose to join a community organization that signed (idle) people up for entitlements and food stamps. 

Of course I am not going to forget George W. Bush, albeit George did serve in the “Texas Air National Guard,” when Vietnam became a threat to “his” person, he ran to Tennessee like a gerbil being chased by a red tail hawk.

Editorial: As a Vietnam veteran and the recipient of a Purple Heart, I have no respect for either Barack Obama or George W. Bush.

Continuing…

Roosevelt was elected governor in 1898 and in 1900 was nominated for vice president. He successfully energized the GOP base as a highly visible campaigner to reelect President William McKinley on a platform of high tariffs, the gold standard, imperialism, prosperity at home and victory abroad.

In 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became President at the age of 42; he remains the youngest president. Roosevelt attempted to move the Republican Party (GOP) toward Progressivism, including trust busting and increased regulation of businesses.

Roosevelt coined the phrase “Square Deal” to describe his domestic agenda, emphasizing that the average citizen would get a fair share under his policies. As an outdoorsman and naturalist, he promoted the conservation movement.

On the world stage, Roosevelt’s policies were characterized by his slogan, “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. Roosevelt was the force behind the completion of the Panama Canal; sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour to demonstrate American power; and negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Roosevelt has consistently been ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S.Presidents. (Source Wikipedia)

Editorial: “In “my personal opinion,” under Presidents like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama America has turned into a glass of nonfat milk.”

(Sidebar)

There are still a lot of “Pioneers and Cowboys” left in this Great Nation. America needs an individual, (now more than ever) that has walked up the mountain, touched a Pine tree without a pair of gloves, and caught a 3 pound trout on a 4 ounce line.

America is still a refuge for honest men and women seeking opportunity, (our founding fathers vision).

We, “we the people” are responsible for allowing America to become a resort and a cornucopia for the selfish and greedy.

America needs to get serious about looking for another cowboy.

 (symbolic) 

Question: Who would vote with me right now for a “Happy Trail?

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Healthcare update..

Beginning with, from the left… 

John Cassidy (journalist)

 

John Cassidy (born 1963) is a British-American journalist and author. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a contributor to The New York Review of Books, having previously been an editor at The Sunday Times of London and a deputy editor at the New York Post. He is the author of Dot.con : the greatest story ever sold which examines the dot-com bubble, and How markets fail : the logic of economic calamities, which combines a skeptical history of economics with an analysis of the housing bubble and credit bust. (Source Wikipedia)

Confessions of an “ObamaCare” Backer…

The typical argument for ObamaCare is that it will offer better medical care for everyone and cost less to do it, but occasionally a supporter lets the mask slip and reveals the real political motivation. So let’s give credit to John Cassidy, part of the left-wing stable at the New Yorker, who wrote last week on its Web site that “it’s important to be clear about what the reform amounts to.”

Mr. Cassidy is more honest than the politicians whose dishonesty he supports. “The U.S. government is making a costly and open-ended commitment,” he writes. “Let’s not pretend that it isn’t a big deal, or that it will be self-financing, or that it will work out exactly as planned.

It won’t. What is really unfolding, I suspect, is the scenario that many conservatives feared. The Obama Administration is creating a new entitlement program, ..which, ..once established, ..will be virtually impossible to rescind.”

Why are they doing it? Because, according to Mr. Cassidy, ObamaCare serves the twin goals of “making the United States a more equitable country”…

(Sidebar) ..of course he does, John Cassidy is a Britt, which of course begs a “common sense” conservative like myself to inquire; “If Mr. Cassidy is so thrilled and so supportive of socialized medicine, ..why the hell did he leave England?

Continuing…

..and furthering the Democrats’ “political calculus.” In other words, the purpose is to further redistribute income by putting health care further under government control, and in the process making the middle class more dependent on government. As the party of government, Democrats will benefit over the long run.

This explains why Nancy Pelosi is willing to risk the seats of so many Blue Dog Democrats by forcing such an unpopular bill through Congress on a narrow, partisan vote: You have to break a few eggs to make a permanent welfare state. As Mr. Cassidy concludes, “Putting on my amateur historian’s cap, I might even claim that some “subterfuge” is historically “necessary” to get great reforms enacted.”

According to Webster: sub·ter·fuge, A deceptive stratagem or device.

(Sidebar) To us “common folks,” deceptive stratagem, is a fancy way of introducing a good old-fashioned lie.

According to Webster: lie, (in context) A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.

Continuing…

No wonder many Americans are upset. They know they are being lied to about ObamaCare, and they know they are going to be stuck with the bill. (Source, wsj.com)

My two cents…

With no intent to cast aspersions upon John Cassidy as a person, as I believe that he has as much right to his opinion, as I have to mine. Albeit with that established, my opinion is that for whatever reason or myriad of reasons, I believe that John Cassidy’s opinion concerning ObamaCare is wrong.

John Cassidy is wrong and ObamaCare is wrong, America is not Europe, America is not China, nor is it Argentina, Brazil or Peru. America is not Africa, India or the Middle East.

Albeit America is, and has been since its inception, a “refuge” for people, (Homo sapiens) from Europe, China, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Africa, the Middle East, and for (Homo sapiens) from every geological location on the planet.

According to Webster: ref·uge, A place providing protection or shelter.

People, (at least honest people) have migrated to America since its founding, seeking a better life, ..a life unavailable in their native country. In recent blogs I have provided facts to illuminate Barack Obama’s origin. Barack Obama’s father, Barack Obama senior was a man, a person, born in “Kenya,” a province in Africa, which at the time of his birth was under the thumb of Great Britain…

(Although it is usually my style to explain or define what I write, if you are not familiar with the terms, imperialism or colonialism, look them up)

Continuing…

.. Barack Obama senior, by my research, was by “tradition” destined to be a goat herder.

According to Webster: tra·di·tion, The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation.

Continuing…

Whether one believes in destiny, fate, or simply dumb luck? Barack Obama senior was chosen to receive a scholarship to go to school in America. An event, that regardless of how anyone wishes to label it, was an event, ..or more correctly, (the event) that began the “chain of events” ..that are now challenging the very survival of America as the “Free Nation “designed by our founding fathers.

Barack Obama Jr., our current, and hopefully in November, “our” ex-President, ..as, ..”at least in my opinion,” ..anyone, ..man, ..women, ..or child, ..that doesn’t respect America and America’s Constitution and America’s History, ..not only doesn’t deserve to be President of the United States, they do not deserve to live in the United States.

  

From the right, and/or “Common Sense” side of the coin.

House says the Democrats’ health care is unpopular only because its opponents have spent “hundreds of millions of dollars” criticizing it.

More than two-thirds of Americans, or 67 percent, believe the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” better known as “Obamacare, “should either be repealed in its entirety or stripped of the individual mandate, which requires every American to buy insurance,

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Another poll published Monday in The Hill newspaper said 49 percent of Americans believe the U.S. Supreme Court will rule Obamacare unconstitutional.

Only 29 percent predicted the court would uphold the law, and 22 percent were not sure.

At a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not say whether President Barack Obama would mark the upcoming anniversary of the law he signed with such fanfare two years ago on March 23.

But Republicans do plan to mark the anniversary by touting the law’s drawbacks.

 

In response to a reporter’s question about polls indicating a lack of support for the law, Carney on Monday linked the poll data to the “hundreds of millions of dollars that was spent attacking” the law.

“And what we’re focusing on is implementing it so that more and more Americans see the benefits that it brings. I didn’t make any announcement one way or the other about what the president’s schedule will hold on this issue, but we are focused on implementing the bill, not on discussing anniversaries, particularly — although I’m sure others will want to discuss this,” Carney said; “I think if you look at or talk to Americans and look at some of the data on this, if you ask them, is the alternative as proposed by some folks who oppose the Affordable Care Act — giving power back to the insurance companies so that they can throw you off your insurance policy if you develop an illness, or prevent you from getting insurance if you have a preexisting condition, or prevent young Americans from staying on their parent’s insurance policy — I think the answer will be, no, we don’t want that,” Carney said. “And I think that efforts to — calls to take that away, to take those positive changes away from average (……..) (….) Americans will be met with a great deal of skepticism when people talk about this and focus on it.”

(Sidebar) Please note that Mr. Carney omitted the words “idle” and “indolent” from between the words (average) and the word (Americans) in his explication.

The Republican National Committee, on the other hand, plans to mark the two-year anniversary of Obamacare “with a thorough examination of the act’s effects.”

“The results are not pretty,” the RNC says on its Web site. “It’s costing families, hurting business, and busting the budget.”

 

The RNC says it is working with its allies in Congress and in battleground states “to draw attention to the failures and unpopularity of ObamaCare.” That effort includes an advertising campaign and a grassroots awareness campaign.

According to Webster: un·pop·u·lar, Lacking general approval or acceptance.

Continuing…

The RNC says Obamacare “was unpopular from the start due to its expansion of government, its encroachment on individual liberty, and its assault on the economy.”

The Supreme Court is presently deciding if Obamacare or any part of “it” is unconstitutional?

Editorial: Obama has an agenda..

 

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Obama’s Bad Luck..

 Woe is Me… 

According to Webster: luck, (in context) The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events.

According to a new “political ad” released over the weekend by the Obama administration, ..the “State of the Nation,” “rising food and fuel prices,” “unethical, illegal, and immoral gun sales by the ADF to Mexican drug cartels,” “Secret Service agents embarrassing us by soliciting prostitutes in Cartagena” and “our troops losing body parts” in Afghanistan and Iraq for piece and freedom are all circumstances of bad luck.

Question: Is Barack Obama responsible for nothing?

According to the information that I have compiled, neither Air Force One nor Marine One has ever failed to start when “he” wants to go somewhere.

Also according to my information, “he” (Barack) has never missed a “Tee time” or a scheduled vacation to Hawaii, and according to the mainstream news media? His (WH) “State Dinners” are events to risk federal prison for, ..and while on the subject, ..while the rest of us are facing the challenge of picking from the Thursday night lineup on television, Barack and Michelle are rubbing elbows with a myriad of America’s most elite entertainers.

If that’s unlucky, maybe some of us that can’t afford a live band in our living room should start walking under ladders, breaking mirrors and kicking black cats.

I know that to some of you out there I sound like a mean-spirited old fart that dislikes Barack Obama because he’s black, and that’s fine with me. Because those of you who are so lacking in “common sense” (or mental acuity) as not to be aware of the fact that every nickel, dime, and dollar that our government spends on anything and everything comes out of your pocket, ..and mine, ..I do not damn you, ..I pity you.

Wake up people, it’s our money, we have to stop feeding the squirrels. Squirrels produced nothing, they simply gather and our present crop of squirrels are doing a monumental job of gathering our money. If you’re living on Social Security as I am, don’t you ever wonder why the amount scribed on the front of your check is so paltry? The reason that the amount scribed on the face of your check is so paltry is because the men and women that we hire i.e., “elect” to represent us and manage our money and our affairs have been stealing our money hand over fist for the last 60 years.

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According to askville.com, a 2005 study revealed that 76% of American households own at least one computer.

..so look it up, the money from the Social Security fund that the United States Congress voted to attach to the general fund was enacted as a loan, ..it was not a gift or a gratuity from the rank and file working men and women of America.

They, “our government,” owes the “rank and file” working men and women of America more money than “they” owe China,  and “that amount” has to be damn close to the Nation debt, ..if not exceeding it?

Of course since “they,” are (we the people,) “we the people” owe the “Social Security Fund” more money than “We the People” owe China. (think about that).

Question: Are you beginning to get a clue as to how totally ignorant the man or woman you look at every morning in your mirror while you’re shaving or brushing your teeth is?

Want to fix it? Stop rehiring them! Hire, ‘er “elect” someone else, ..someone new, ..doesn’t matter who, ..as long as the old guys and gals are out. Let them start looking for the jobs that don’t exist because they don’t give a damn about anyone except themselves.

Why the hell should they care, ..they have a job, “they” work for us, ..the most dependable employers on the planet Earth, ..the American taxpayer, ..wise up.

 

This lying sack of crap is betting that you’re not smart enough to send him back to Chicago.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Secret and Service, ..but not together..

Secret Service Agents Violated Top Secret Clearance

Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 06:45 PM

By Ronald Kessler
Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — By allegedly hiring prostitutes, married Secret Service agents in Colombia violated their top-secret security clearances.

Every agent has such a security clearance. An extra-marital affair if proven can be grounds for revoking a clearance. Without that, no one can be an agent.

While some are single, most of the 11 Secret Service agents and uniformed officers suspended in the Colombia scandal are married. Two are supervisors. Aside from jeopardizing security clearances, engaging prostitutes violates the basic Secret Service code of conduct.

The scandal began last week two days before President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena in conjunction with the Summit of the Americas. A prostitute at the Hotel Caribe refused to leave an agent’s room because he had not paid her.

The hotel requires guests’ visitors to leave identification at the front desk and insists that they leave by 7 a.m. When hotel officials noticed that one guest had not left by the curfew, they knocked on the door of the room in question.

When they were refused admittance, the hotel called the local police. The agent eventually paid her, but the police notified the Secret Service and State Department because the incident involved a foreign national.

The breach is deadly serious. A prostitute could blackmail an agent into cooperating with a foreign intelligence service, a terrorist, or a drug cartel leader. The SVR, the successor to the KGB, would like nothing better than to have an agent in its pocket — to plant bugging devices in the president’s hotel room, limousine, or the White House itself. A terrorist could use an agent to obtain access to the president to carry out an assassination.

Some lawmakers have praised Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan for taking quick action to replace the agents. That is a sickening misinterpretation of the situation.

As outlined in my book “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect,” under Sullivan the Secret Service has been cutting corners, leading to a culture that encourages reckless behavior and allowed three intruders to crash a White House state dinner in November 2009.

I broke the story of what happened in Colombia in the Washington Post after being tipped by a Secret Service agent who — like many current agents — is convinced that the agency’s corner-cutting could lead to an assassination.

Once the story broke, the Secret Service started patting itself on the back by saying Obama’s security was not compromised. In fact, sending in new agents at the last minute put an extra strain on existing personnel and required the newcomers to get up to speed quickly on the terrain.

The standard should not be that an assassination did not occur. The standard should be that nothing like this scandal — the worst in Secret Service history — should ever have been allowed to happen.

It is not true, as suggested by some media accounts, that agents routinely engage in wild partying and drinking. What is true is that the culture of corner-cutting fostered by Secret Service management breeds contempt for rules, leading agents to flout them.

As noted in my story Secret Service Laxness Puts President at Risk, the Secret Service’s corner-cutting includes:

Not passing crowds through magnetometers at presidential, vice presidential, and campaign events.

In other cases, when crowds are waiting to get in, the Secret Service shuts down magnetometer screening, under pressure from impatient White House or campaign staffs.

Cutting back on the size of counter-assault teams and, for the sake of cosmetics, bowing to demands of staff that the teams remain at a distance from protectees.

Not keeping up to date with the latest, most powerful firearms used by the FBI, other federal law enforcement, and the military. Both the FBI and military have switched to the M4 carbine, while the Secret Service continues to use the MP5 submachine gun. Even the Amtrak Police Department is equipped with the M4.

Not allowing agents time for regular firearms requalification or physical training. The Secret Service covers up that practice by dishonestly telling agents to fill out their own test scores.

(Then there’s the case of…

“A female Secret Service agent on the president’s detail is so out of shape that she literally cannot open the heavy doors to exit the president’s limousine.”

Instead of removing her from protecting the President and requiring her to pass the physical fitness tests that all agents are supposed to take every three months, the Secret Service management told drivers to try to park so it would be easier for the vehicle door to swing open for her.

“Forget physical fitness tests,” says a recently retired agent. “We are not given the time to do them.”

Demands on the Secret Service have increased in recent years without a commensurate increase in staff. As a consequence, agents routinely work overtime and often get little sleep, working 18-hour days.

“How tired do you get? Just imagine sleeping three or four hours a night for a week,” an agent says.

In addition, the agency bows to political pressure, further jeopardizing security. When agents refused to drive friends of Dick Cheney’s daughter Mary to restaurants, she got her detail leader removed.

The fact that Secret Service management does not back personnel when they are just doing their jobs contributed to Secret Service uniformed officers’ reluctance to turn away party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi and Carlos Allen, who showed up at the White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

This favoritism and disregard for the safety of protectees leads to low morale and increasingly high turnover. Underscoring the favoritism, the female agent who cannot open the president’s limousine doors is a supervisor. If the president were shot, she could not help carry him to safety, an agent notes.

The Secret Service may need an overhaul, but it is unparalleled when it comes to providing special access to members of Congress and sweet-talking them and the president into thinking the agency is competent.

When the Secret Service proudly shows members of Congress its Rowley Training Facility, it wows them with supposedly unrehearsed feats of heroism that bring down the bad guys and save the lives of protectees. In fact, as revealed in my book, those scenarios are dishonestly secretly rehearsed.

What is needed is a new director from outside the agency who will institute sweeping reforms. Tragically, it may take another assassination before that happens.

Editorial: Although I have never written a book, or an article for the Washington Post, it is not rocket science to determine the discipline displayed by the Secret Service in Cartagena was less than appropriate…

The United States Secret Service is a United States federal law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

The sworn members are divided among the Special Agents and the Uniformed Division. Until March 1, 2003, the Service was part of the United States Department of the Treasury.

The U.S. Secret Service has two distinct areas of responsibility:

Treasury roles, covering missions such as prevention and investigation of counterfeiting of U.S. Currency and U.S. Treasury securities, and investigation of major fraud.

Protective roles, ensuring the safety of current and former national leaders and their families, such as the President, past Presidents, Vice Presidents, presidential candidates, foreign embassies (per an agreement with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) Office of Foreign Missions (OFM), etc.)

The Secret Service’s initial responsibility was to investigate crimes related to the Treasury and then evolved into the United States’ first domestic intelligence and counterintelligence agency. (Source Wikipedia)

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The Secret Service Division of the U.S. Government was originally founded on July 5, 1865, to curtail and suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was the first division chief sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch. (Source secretservice.gov)

Many of the agency’s missions were later taken over by subsequent agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), –  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF),  –  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), –  and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (Source, Wikipedia)

Agency overview…

Annual budget; ..for 2010, ( $1,483 Billion Dollars) 

Jurisdictional Structure; Federal law enforcement agency.

Operational structure…

Sworn members;  …………………………….. ( 4,400 )

Field offices; …………………………….……… ( 136 )

Resident agent offices; …………………….…… ( 68 )

Overseas offices; ……………………….……….. ( 19 )

Continuing…

..but then, (at least in my opinion) there is little or nothing appropriate about the Obama administration.

According to Webster: ap·pro·pri·ate, Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.

Continuing…

..a much better word, “at least in my opinion,” to describe the Obama administration, would be; “inadequate.”

According to Webster: in·ad·e·quate, Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.

 

Which of course leads us to a myriad of other words, such as; lacking, incapable, incompetent, unqualified, unfit, weak, impotent, ineffectual, deficient, and wanting.

In conclusion, a final Question: Do I dislike Barack Obama with extreme prejudice? Absolutely. I could not love America as I do and honestly respond any other way.

According to Webster: prej·u·dice,  (in context) An adverse judgment or opinion.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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