My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Was There Any Doubt?

Was there any doubt,
      When you elect a community organizer with no experience that The United States was in for a rough time.
Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when the community organizer attended a church (his words not mine) that the Pastor preached to the congregation "God Da__ America"  The United States was in for a rough time. Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer associates with known un-repenting terrorists, The United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer campaigns stating any assault on unions he will buy a new pair of walking shoes and be on the sidewalk with them the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt? *      
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer took his Presidential campaign to foreign counties like a rock star, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer campaigned on "hope and change" but never said what the change would be, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer held a victory celebration that looked like the coronation of a king, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
        Was there any  doubt when the community organizer bowed to foreign Head of States, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer bought off Senators and Congressmen to seize one sixth of the nations wealth with a health care plan that is unaffordable, unable to be financed, un-Constitutional and uncontrollable, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt, when the largest oil catastrophe happened in the Gulf of Mexico, the community organizer shut down the other oil producing wells and put thousands of Americans out of work and with Middle East turmoil causing gasoline to rise by 13% in the last 30 days,  and the community organizer has failed to allow the drilling to begin again in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt, when the community organizer picked the son of the late Mayor of Chicago Richard Daily for a Chief of staff and sent him to unions meetings to spiel the community organizer's support of the unions with mass third world country style rallies, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?

       IS there any doubt this community organizer's actions and patterns of government or the lack there of is incompetent, narcissistic, incapable, inadequate and maladroit.

The oath of the Office of the President of the United States says, "

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 

No where in that oath that says anything about being competent, so sad.  However, the Constitution says:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Note, there is nothing in this that says anything remotely about segregation of the American people,  it's most simplistic form says

We the People, a perfect Union, common defence, Blessings of Liberty to ourselves, and our Posterity.



Is there any doubt the community organizer has failed to uphold The Oath of Office to the entirety of the citizens of The United States of America!  Is there any doubt?

*IS there any doubt the community organizer is a liar when he has failed to even show up in Wisconsin and walk in what perhaps may be the biggest test of unions in the history of the United States.  Is there any doubt?

Pops

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WISCONSIN

Support Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin

Support Governor John Kasich of Ohio

For the teachers of these states and others please don't teach my grandchildren.  It's obvious you care more about $$$$$$$ than education. 

Pops

Friday, February 18, 2011

The President Speaks

President Obama has accused Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, of unleashing "an assault" on unions by pressing legislation that would end collective bargaining rights for public employees and sharply increase their health care and pension payments.( Franklin County Employees pay 10% of their salary, I know, I was one!)

"Some of what I've heard  (my underline)coming out of Wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions," Obama told WTMJ-TV in a White House interview Wednesday. "And I think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors, they're our friends."*

Once again you admittedly don't have all the facts. Mr. President, do us all a favor, please.  Stay the hell out of state and local politics.  You've already nearly ruined the federal government.   Is your memory so short you don't remember Sgt. Crowley and your friend Mr. Gates at the famous White House Beer Summit? **

Pops

** http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/30/beer-summit-details_n_248261.htmlbeer summit

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Jester and the Joke

I have recently been very critical of barrack hussein obama.  It has not been without just cause.  He has dropped the pretense of “going to the middle” ala President William Jefferson Clinton.  He has reached the point where, IMHO, his narcissism has completely consumed him, his wife, his inner circle and those like him.  Mayor Bloomberg of New York comes to mind along with Nancy Pelosi.  barrack hussein obama and the rest have literally  left the reservation of common sense, intelligence and  intellect..  Mayor Bloomberg wants to control the fat content in  a Whopper and Me Shell, my bell, wants to develop food oasis’s and control the portions of food served in restaurants.

These comments are supported by BHO’s total and complete lack of following the advice of his so called Budget Panel.  When the  alleged panel of experts was convened at the cost of who knows to the tax payers it, like the bank bailouts, the car bailouts, the money for clunkers , the money for refrigerators, it was the plan to follow regarding the deficit.

The wise men of this panel of experts advised on raising taxes and cutting from nearly all programs.  This included the Entitlements, ie;” Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  Soon to be a recipient of  a couple of these programs, personally I was not thrilled., until I saw the waste and  unnecessary elements in and of these programs.* In order to pass  “obamacare” BH0 thought nothing of whacking 500 million dollars from Medicare.  That in part, is how the term “death panels” began.  More people, baby boomers, less money, less care, = more deaths at a younger age,  Now he refuses to touch Medicare  because it doesn’t fit into his budget.

It is time to draw a line in the sand.  Shut down the government!  Pay our bills and quit spending our grandchildren’s money.  We simply  cannot continue to go down this path.   We don’t need demonstrations in the streets.  We all, and that includes you need to contact your Congressman and both Senators. Tell them to stop spending or like the ones un-elected in 2010 they will be un-elected in 2012 or at their next election should they be a Senator.. No more deficit  ceilings to be raised and no more spending more than we take in. The past government, Congress, the Senate and BHO spent $.22 per $1.00 more than the country took in! That’s is not  called a balanced budget.  And while you have them on the phone ask  them why they have not submitted a Balanced Budget Bill.  You might suggest they think about their term limit at the next election.  And one more thing,  pass this along to everyone you know.  Get fired up and get vocal.  The Silent Majority must not be silent any more!

Pops

*Clik here for the report

Monday, February 14, 2011

Can You Say Domino?

Before we address the Middle East an area of equal concern is the budget here in the United States.  All kinds of deals and and doles are being bantered about.  The 2010 Tea Party and Republican candidates pledged $100Billion in cuts.  That didn't set well with some old hat Republicans but, certainly resonated with the American public in general.  About a week ago the number of $32Billion in Federal spending cuts was being mention.  Apparently the old guard Republicans had not got the message at election time.  Various news talking heads are now reporting cuts of $100Billion again.

Ways to save our children's and grand children's American life style with budget cutting have been all over the board.  Cut this program, cut that program.  Now barrack hussein obama is proposing freezing federal wages earners wages.  Not exempting them from a COLA but just no more hourly/annual salary increases.  Of course promotional increases will be allowed.  The Republicans mentioned cutting money from the schools and barrack hussein obama proposes cutting Pell Grants to the point them may as well do away with them. Some people think foreign aid is a good place to cut.  I have a novel idea.  Why not  for the next 18 months just cut 
EVERYTHING BY 10% ! 



I know that sounds simplistic however, sometimes the simplest way is also the easiest way.  Each department head knows his/her department the best and should know where the waste is.  They get the big $$$$ to make the call, NOW let them do it.  If Congress can't come up with a 10 year reduction balanced budget plan by then.  GUESS WHAT?  Vote 'em out.  Just like 2010.  Now by doing that it would give our ladies and gentlemen in Congress time to focus on programs that really are not needed.  The Arts comes to mind for me.  I got a thing about paying some guy to put a crucifix in an jar of urine and my tax dollars pay for it.  Let Nancy Pelosi pay him since she likes the arts so much!

I heard it mentioned many years ago.  I believe it was the 1960's,  the words "Domino Affect".  Then we were referring to the fall of Saigon and the country of Vietnam.  Today, February 14,2011 we are referring to the Middle East.  In the 60's we know what happened when Saigon fell.  The Khmere Rogue followed and thousands lost their lives.  Today a similar scenario  exists.  It is simply called the Middle East.  To outline all of this in a blog would in my opinion be too long.  I invite you to view a short video of the Glenn Beck program last week (just a couple of minutes).  This explains it much better than I could.  Then Clik on the listed web sites and read the supportive documents and articles.  This surely will back up very well what we failed to learn when the politicians gave up and limited our military in Vietnam.  Could it happen again?  Folks check out today's news,  it is!

Glenn Beck Video  scroll down to the video 


PA Cabinet resigns


Jordon Denies


Yemenis Protests

Tunisia  Read January 18th article at the top of the page


See the map  Hot Spots


Behind Egypt's Revolution 

Pops




Friday, February 11, 2011

Let Me Get This Straight!

We take an ally of 30 years, understanding it is  a dictatorship and risk tossing  it to an organization like the Muslim Brotherhood.  You can learn more about the Muslim Brotherhood by cliking here.   Not saying all I really need to know about the MB is the alleged  mastermind of the 9-11 was a member.  MB is also linked to Al qeada and Hezbolla, but that's a good start!

Again, I bring to mind and hopefully to your understanding the people protesting in Tahrir Square are only a minuscule percentage of the Egyptian population.  Even the reported 500K protester is a drop in the bucket to the 80+million population of Egypt.  I again ask, who made up the signs preprinted in English. Who supplied the “bullhorns” for the leaders in Tahrir Square.  How did a reportedly “American” organization such as Code Pink become involved in this protest  Seems to me maybe some Federal Government organization needs to be looking into Code Pink.  One must ask what is in it for Code Pink?  Why are they protesting there?

4:00PM

Dictator Mubarak hands over power to the military.  Was there any pressure from any other country other than the US White House for him to step down.  Was Canada, Britain, Germany, Spain or any country as vocal as our White House?  It is all ready being predicted that the Muslim Brotherhood is the best organized “faction” in Egypt.  Is there any doubt the MB will soon be in control of Egypt? What country in the Middle East will fall next? Is there any doubt that the so called democracy called for by the Egyptians will now be a puppet theocracy controlled by MB?  NOW, is there any doubt in anybodies  mind that barrack hussein obama is completely immersed in the destruction of democracy and freedom throughout the world.

Remember this! This community organizer is doing just what he was trained for by Reverend Wright and the socialist bombers of the sixties and I might add probably his father who was Muslim.  This is a man who bowed to heads of all the socialist, communist, and Stalinist and Muslim countries and.  This is the man who gave an MP 3 player to our stanches ally, Great Britain.  This is the man who refused to meet with the head of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.  There can be no doubt this man, barrack hussein obama is the absolute worst thing to happen to the United States of America.  His regime surpasses the Black Plague struck Europe as a destructive power

.  All ready the signs of “Death to America” are popping up all over the world.  If there ever was a need for some head of state to be thrown out of office it is HERE!  It is NOW!  IMPEACH barrack hussein obama!  Do it before we are all forced to go to the mosque and shout Alla Akbar!

Pops

Monday, February 7, 2011

LEAD, FOLLOW or GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!

My dad was known for having an old saying for just about everything.  Growing up, oh my, I hated it.  Do something wrong and he wouldn't criticize he would just respond with  an old saying.  Do something right, the old saying was accompanied with a pat on the back.  It encouraged you to do more right things than wrong.  As most of us know the older we get the wiser our parents get.  Funny how that works out.  Reminds me of the time my son, Jacob, came home after basic training and told me how smart I had gotten in 3 short months.  I believe I told that to my dad too!

Anyway, a couple of old sayings popped into pop's head after hearing a story on FOX news about an Imam that had been captured after crossing the Mexican/United States border last month.  Usually I hammer the Obama people for the total and complete lack of border security.  I surely don't want to forget Jannie, the borders better today than before, Napolitano but.....I gotta throw the hammer at President George W also.  None of these people have done anything but talk, talk, talk, about border security.  To me that is very disturbing.  Check out this article about the Imam and how he made it into the US of A.  Clik here.  For more information about this controversial Imam clik here.  Drug smugglers are one thing but radical Imam clerics are entirely something else in my book.

Oh yes, the sayings, one was as my father would have put it, "for God's sake boy do something even if it's wrong"!  The second one that came to mind went something like this, "do something boy, lead, follow, or get the hell out of my way"!  My father wasn't a bashful kind of man as you may have come to guess.  On occasion my mother would just cringe and quietly advise me not to do some of the things "your father does".  Although at the time she probably thought that was good advice I am sure she would say now she is glad my father set a good example for me.

In October of  2006 President Bush signed "The Border Security Act".*  It was to authorize the building of 700 miles of security fence on our southern border. This was just a political move to try and appease those living in the southwest and those who support law and order in the country.  It was a joke then and is now.  Mathematically the 700 miles of fence fails to cover half of the 2000 + mile Mexican/US border.  Walk to the end of the fence and go around.  According to Senator John McCain's Presidential campaign ad only 500 miles of the fence has been constructed and that is spotty.  Complete the damn fence John or get out of the way of someone who will.  Come to think of it.  Perhaps Congress and the Senate ought to build the danged fence.  At least they would be doing something for their pay.  They sure aren't now!

President Obama's plan to send 1200 troops to the border is just as weak!**  Do the math Barack, 2000 miles of border, 1200 troops, 24 hours in a day,  hmmm, doesn't seem to look like much to me.  Then again, I'm just an old country boy who learned simple math in a public school when public schools actually TAUGHT children to do math.  Two plus two in my book still comes up four although my concept may be wrong. 

So folks where do we go from here ? I think I may have an answer.  I do believe middle  America has just about had it with politicians and the Mary do gooders and the John McCains up to their necks.  This has been represented by the Tea Parties, the last elections, the states suing the Feds over Obamacare and also in the decline of unions. Joe and Janet Citizen are standing up and making noise or as my father would say, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease boy".  First Obamacare and now Congressman Ed Royce is proposing a bill much like the Arizona Immigration law in the House of Representatives.  The somewhat startling news is he may have enough votes to get it to the Senate.  Let's hope he does and let's see what the 100 prima donnas in the Senate have to say about illegal immigration.  Now if we can just get that danged fence, all 2000+ miles of it built!

Pops

**Obama's border buildup clik here
*Bush's border buildup  clik here

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Can It Happen Here!

Thanks to a good Physical Therapist and a little hard work on my part I am able to take my arm out of my compound sling and type.  It's a good thing too!  For the past week I have been sidelined by this surgery and unable to post and frankly it was causing me great distress. That's the good/bad news. Being unable to post it gave me time to absorb and digest all that has been going on in the middle east.  Of course Egypt is tantamount in every one's mind BUT, take this one step farther.  Can this type of revolution happen in the Untied States?

Look at the totality of the situation in Egypt.  A country of 80+million, mostly Muslim. According to the IMF, International Monetary Fund the Egyptian unemployment rate is 9.2% for 2010.* Lower than that of the United States until this mornings somewhat suspicious 9% number was reported.  I discount the average income as $2.00 per week as the price of gas is $.35/liter, average electric bill is $55.00/monthly and a bus pass is $.27/one way local.  The average net salary is $267 per month.**

Admittedly I don't have all the figures Ambassador John Bolton may have at his command.  The question remains.Can this happen here!  There have been supportive demonstrations in several major US cities this past week.  Now CNN is reporting other anti US government organizations are holding rallies not in support of Egypt but to start to fuel the fire in The United States.

A country that has been a dictatorship (?) but relatively stable for the past 30 years is set off by no more than 250,000 people.  That is the most I have heard reported on both left and right wing TV stations.  The call for the million man march failed to produce any more than the original 250K, again out of a country with an 80M+ population.  Have I missed something in my morning physical therapy sessions?  I don't believe so. 

So, what caused the problem.  Are you telling me one afternoon 250,000 Egyptian people were all sitting around the diner table and decided to riot in the streets the next day?  Who, is and was responsible for this?  Are you telling me all these printed sign in English and Arabic just appeared?  Who, is and was responsible for this?  It appears to me all the major networks including FOX and MSNBC are missing something.  Call me crazy but I think it's a fair question.  

This morning, Saturday,  February 5, the news is talking about the domino effect.  Unrest in other countries next to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia,  and the Sudan.  Our own President is calling for the removal of President Mubarak.  Yet he and his cronies work diligently to replace the very democratic government we live under with a Socialistic/Marxist government that he leads with a few of his elite.  Where is this coming from?  Where is this going to?  I fear not for myself but, for my children and grand children. 

Now the Obama administration is pointing fingers at the Intelligence Community, specifically the  Central Intelligence Agency blaming them for the lack of adequate intelligence.  Supported by Diana Feinstein and others in questioning yesterday of CIA officials.  However it was quickly pointed out by Stephanie O'Sullivan, of the CIA, the administration was notified in late 2010 of the unrest in Egypt.  It's the Obama blame game all over again. clik here

More to come as the crisis continues and the questions go unanswered.

Pops

Other headlines in the news are "Hundreds March in the Jordan" Clik here 
Who says money can't buy  power. clik here.

* http://www.indexmundi.com/egypt/unemployment_rate.html

**http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Egypt

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer