December 30, 2013

Only in America

This is making the e-mail rounds, but it's so very relevant, I had to post it:

10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
 
9) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans- 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
 
8) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code: Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
 
 
7) Only in America ... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
 
6) Only in America ...would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.
 
5) Only in America ..could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."
 
 
4) Only in America ... could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
 
3) Only in America ... could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America ... could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.
 
1) Only in America ... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.
 
 

December 29, 2013

Worth Noting

Forwarded to me, source and author Unknown:

During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced:
 
22 aircraft carriers
8 battleships
48 cruisers
349 destroyers
420 destroyer escorts
203 submarines
34 million tons of merchant ships
100,000 fighter aircraft
98,000 bombers
24,000 transport aircraft
58,000 training aircraft
93,000 tanks
257,000 artillery pieces
105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns
2,500,000 military trucks.
 
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately defeated Japan and Germany.
 
It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site


December 28, 2013

NObama's 2013 Top Ten List ...

 ...of people and things thrown under NObama's Hope and
 Change Bus:


Ten People-Groups-and-Countries Thrown Under Obama's  Bus in 2013


by Kerry Picket

One of the hallmarks of the Obama Administration has been a pass-the-buck mentality where President Barack Obama rarely claims responsibility for scandals or failures. In 2013, this trend continued, with federal agencies, political allies, service members, and even whole countries thrown under Obama's bus.

1. Obama Blames  Secret Service for Cancelled White House Tours - 3/13/13

2. Obama Forces Out IRS Official In Wake Of Agency Scandal - 5/15/13



3. Obama Forces Out Fed Chair Ben Bernanke - 6/23/13
4. Obama Turns On Egypt  - 7/3/13




5. Obama Keeps Vice President Joe Biden out of the picture - 7/31/13


6. No U.K. Ambassadorship for Vogue's Wintour From Obama -  8/2/13

7. White House Blocks Access To Veterans Memorial During Government Shutdown - 10/1/13



8. Sen. Dick Durbin Backpeddles on Accusation Against GOP After White House Corrects Him - 10/23/13


9. Revealed: Obama Admin Knew Millions of Americans Would Lose Their Health Insurance - 10/29/13


10. Israel Blasts Obama Over Iranian Nuke Deal - 11/25/13


Some Comments:


 
First of all the reining (sic) party has absolute power (the Repubs are so fractured and full of cronyism, they are worthless) and second, if you attack Obama's agenda you are deemed racist. The blade held over America's head is if you try to impeach Obama or bring him to justice, a race war will ensue. Obama and Jarret both made statements that when they get in power there will be hell to pay.

I'm sorry, but... I just can't see Barry as having the smarts to take the helm of the conspiracy. There's somebody else pulling the strings. Somebody, somewhere has the goal of creating a worldwide socialist/communist State... and they're doing a pretty good job of setting it up.
The impending collapse of the entire insurance industry is the perfect example.
Insurance rules investments on nearly every financial endeavor undertaken.
The entire "Obamacare" system is designed to fail, so that we can be "saved" by a single-payer system provided by our "generous" government.
Properly run, I might be OK with a single-payer system.
The problem is that it would be run by the same incompetents that run the DMV, the IRS, and the NSA
:
Obama is the most despicable, incompetent and dishonest president in all American history. The only thing protecting him from impeachment and prosecution is his skin color.

 

December 25, 2013

Season's Greetings


Breaking news !!!


The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in Washington, DC this Holiday season. 


This is not for any religious reason; they simply have been unable to find three wise men or a virgin in the Nation's capitol.

There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

December 24, 2013

Mr. Grumpy's Traditional Fruitcake Recipe


Items needed:
    
4 oz. fruit bits
1 railroad tie
  Wood saw
  Large rubber mallet
  Safety goggles

Wearing your safety goggles, cut a one-foot section from the middle of your railroad tie. 

The resulting block of wood should be the size and shape of a loaf of bread. 

Then, take some fruit bits and pound them into the block with your rubber mallet. 

Spread the colors around or you might wind up with an ugly fruitcake! 

Then take the fruitcake and set it on top of your garage for a year. 

After 12 months, cover tightly in a plastic wrap and give your loved ones the timeless and enduring gift of fruitcake.

   Disclaimer # 1: This is NOT a real fruitcake recipe. This is a JOKE. And I have to say this because there just might be someone out there somewhere who will make it and try to eat it.

    Disclaimer # 2: I am NOT a fruitcake-hater. I like Fruitcake (well, some, especially Claxton's) 

Some Non-Traditional Xmas Trees














The Twelve Days of Florida Christmas




December 06, 2013

Disparity

WHY is this country flying our flag at half-staff for even one day to honor a democratic socialist, openly opposed to capitalism, private land-ownership and the power of big money, influenced by Marxism (wikipedia)

and has done exactly what for this country?

One word. Obummer

This is disturbing since Obummer essentially snubbed long-long-time world ally Great Britain:

On Friday, the White House announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next weeks to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Obama has already announced that the White House will fly the flags at half-staff though December 9 in Mandela’s honor.



When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, President Obama did not lower the White House flags, nor did he attend her funeral, instead sending ex-Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker III. The Sun reported, “[Downing] Street is most angered by rejections from Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice-President Joe Biden....

Some comments:

 Miller12:
 Seriously, get lost, hide down there from your lies and failures for the rest of your term. I could care less what Veronica and Jug Head do, where they go, or what they say. Someday soon "Our long national nightmare will be over"and class can return to the White House.

PoliticalBelle:
 I think Obama gave a big sigh of relief yesterday. This will serve as a media distraction from Obamacare and he can stand there and let all his fawning admirers make comparisons to him and Mandela.

KevSanders:
He couldn't attend the 150th of Gettysburg,because of a scheduling conflict.
A date known for the last 150 years.

He can attend the funeral of Mandela.
A date known for only a day.

Artie:
Well the Mandela funeral is halfway around the world while Gettysburg is only 60 minutes away. Don't want the engines on AF1 to get too cool. And how long has it been since Michelle has had a foreign vacation?

November 13, 2013

On This Date

November 13th:

1789 - Ben Franklin wrote 'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes'.

1974 -  Karen Silkwood  was killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances  

1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, containing the names of more than 13,000 Marines who lost their lives in Vietnam, was dedicated in Washington, DC



1995 - A bomb in a minivan at a US training center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 5 Americans and injured 60; President Bubba Clinton's response was to send an FBI anti-terrorism team to "investigate"

1999 -  Bubba Clinton agrees to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit (Bubba did not apologize or admit guilt)  Paula Jones vs Bubba

 

November 11, 2013

Veterans' Day 2013



It is the VETERAN,
  not the preacher,
    who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the
VETERAN,
  not the reporter,
    
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN,

  not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.


It is the VETERAN,
  not the campus organizer,
    who has given us freedom to assemble.


It is the VETERAN,
  not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.


It is the
VETERAN,
  not the politician,
    who has given us the right to vote.






November 10, 2013

Presidential Priorities

No worries!  Obama golfs 150th round as a real superstorm devastates the Philippines ....  and Obamacare devastates the American people!


President Obama’s approval ratings may be stuck in a sand trap, but that has not deterred him from sticking to his weekly round of golf. After teeing off on Saturday at the private course in Florida where the film “Caddy Shack” was filmed, Mr. Obama hit the milestone number of 150 golf rounds in less than five years in the White House


Mr. Obama wasn’t much of a duffer before he ran for president. His regularity on the green started on April 26, 2009. He played 27 times that first year in office, seven of which were during his vacations on Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii.

During his second year as president, Mr. Obama played a little more — 30 rounds. He included a woman for only the second time when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined on Oct. 10, 2010.  Perhaps time on the links gave them time to discuss all the people they knew would lose their insurance when Obamacare was implemented. Ms Sebelius also joined the president on the golf course on May 18 this year. 


... The president played even more in his third year in office — a total of 34 rounds. 
 
... Mr. Obama put aside his weekly golf outings for several periods while running for re-election in 2012. His annual total fell to 19 rounds, seven of which were in the two months after he won a second term.

Never having to run for office again has given Mr. Obama a free pass to spend every weekend on the golf course. So far in 2013, he has already passed his 2011 record with a total of 39 rounds of golf, as of today. This includes his whopping 27 holes played in one day at The Courses at Andrews AFB on Sept. 14. 

Mr. Obama’s supporters get enraged whenever I tweet or write about my tracking his golf games. They defend him by either saying everyone needs a break or comparing the golf outings to President George W. Bush's time at his Texas ranch. 

However, Mr. Bush stopped playing golf in Aug. 2003 out of respect for the families of servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Obama has shown no such feeling of inappropriateness.

Even if you compare number of rounds up to that point in the first term, Mr. Obama had played three times the number of times as Mr. Bush — 76 to 29 rounds.


The difference in cutting brush in Texas and Mr. Obama’s form of relaxation is that golf is an elitist pastime that few can afford in expense or time, especially in this prolonged economic downturn. 

Mr. Obama is fully aware of the optics of his favorite hobby since he always stops the weekly foursome when he is engaged in a budget battle with Congress or nearing an election. Once those moments pass, he goes right back to his nine iron. 

_Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours” (Regnery 2013)


Some of my favorites of the 2428 comments:

Aerodoctyl:
Kudos to America's most recreational president. At least Obama has improved his game. Comforting, no doubt, to the 3 million people who just lost healthcare coverage, and the 10 million no longer employed since he started his transformation project.

 DisgustedwithElitism:
 We are all incrementally safer when he is on the 12th hole than we are when he is back in the big chair behind the big desk in the Oval Office. Is there any chance we could get a government shutdown for, say, just over three years? Do you think an offer of unlimited golf holidays would get his attention?

Allegra:
 The man will take credit for when things go right but don't look for him to take the blame when things go down the toilet.

DisgustedwithElitism:
* As to "post partisan," he has proven to be the most partisan, most divisive national political figure in the memory of any living American.
* On gun control, he was sure his rhetoric would trump the Second Amendment.
* On the NSA, he campaigned (twice) on the most "open and transparent" administration in modern history; the BHO administration is the most closed, most controlling, and most paranoid since RMN.
* As to Benghazi and the deaths of four Americans he has been clearly shown to be deficient in leadership and responsibility.
*The IRS has lost enormous credibility in the eyes of America under BHO.
* On the Syria Crisis, he brought us closer to WWIII than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis (and that includes war games in 1983).
* On the Middle East, as we watch the Mediterranean Sea is becoming a Russian lake as our enemies and allies look to Putin for stability and leadership.
* On health care reform he has looked straight into the camera lens (over the top of his teleprompter) and repeatedly lied - it is not reform at all, it is a thinly disguised power grab by government.
* On immigration reform he is gearing up to offer Motor Voter to 12M undocumented Democrats.





Happy Birthday #238



 
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. 
The Marines don't have that problem". 
Ronald Reagan, 1985


 

"I've always been proud of being a Marine. 
I won't hesitate to defend the Corps."
Jonathan Winters, comic and Marine


 
"They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or "we'll blow you away." And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow," which means "Excuse me, I didn't mean it, my mistake".
_Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991 



Now drop and give me 238!