Who’s Lazy Mr. President?!


The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates on the planet.  At the same time, Obama punted the decision on the XL Keystone Pipeline until AFTER the next election, killing 20,000 jobs.  The banks, which are full of money are refusing to give out loans to small businesses and entrepreneurs and somehow that translate into Americans being lazy!!!  Outrageous!

It was September of this year, you may recall, when he said that Americans were soft.  I wonder which golf course he was playing when that little gem entered his mind.  This from a man, who spends all kinds of time in Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, New York City, and traveling Europe in “much-needed vacations.”  When he does come up with an idea, it always involves billions of dollars paid by those same people he just called lazy.

Well Mr. President, if we were so lazy how is it you have the money to do the traveling?  Additionally, who paid for that TARP bailout which has been an absolute failure.  I’m curious who you think paid for the Solyndra debacle.

For every finger you point at the American people, there are 3 more pointing back at you.  You have effectively cut off our legs at the knees and then wonder why we can’t walk.  Over regulation of businesses to the point they are choking and closing has chased jobs overseas.  Moratoriums on drilling in the gulf of Mexico for oil has driven businesses to the coast off of Africa.  Allowing the EPA to choose a smelt fish over the agricultural industry has left California with high unemployment, closing farms and higher grocery prices.  But, I guess since the taxpayers pay for your groceries there at the White House, it means nothing to you.  Furthermore, who pays for the celebrity chefs that you fly into the White House, like Paula Deen?  Those unions that you love so much with their lavish pensions and shameless salaries have rendered us non-competitive with China and India.   When you had to have a very special motorcade car built from scratch, we covered the cost.  All the gas that gets pumped into that monster is paid by us as is the jet fuel for Air Force One so you can travel around places you have lived instead of being at home working.

We also pick up the tab for all the beer you drink trying to convince us that you are just a “regular guy.”  All these golf-course solutions of yours have been nothing but smoke and mirrors.  You are the biggest pathological narcissist that has ever held the office and are so caught up in your self-love you have missed the slow burn anger of the American people.  You are also so caught up in your self-importance to realize that you have alienated yourself from all but the most extremes of your party.  When it comes to insults Mr. President, Americans have long memories.

Keep fiddling Sir, as Rome burns.  Nero may have survived the fire, but he couldn’t survive the fire and the oppression of the Christians combined with the class warfare he began.  A revolution took place among the people and they rose up against him.  Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.

Obama’s Newest Lie: Another Law Broken


While the media trips over themselves to bring down Herman Cain, Obama is free to quietly break United States law AGAIN.  The law is from 1984 and it forbids ANY US funding to ANY UN organization that supports the Palestinian declaration of statehood.  Apparently laws are only obeyed if they back your agenda because Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced that she would release the block on the security aid.  The first block is for $50 Million, the other is for $150 Million.  $200 Million dollars of YOUR money, that you worked so hard for, is going to go to the terrorist organization, the Palestinian Authority (AKA Hamas).

That’s not all the money that is up for grabs either.  It might interest you to know that Congress has already APPROVED $400 Million in civic assistance AND $1.5 BILLION for security needs.  That’s a laugh considering it is the PA through Hamas who bombs Israel day in and day out.  The bombs are not traveling the other way so why do they have security concerns?  Furthermore, what could WE do with $1.9 BILLION?  How about give it back to the taxpayers so we can start spurring some economic development?

An American official told The Jerusalem Post that “our assistance to the Palestinian people is an essential part of the US commitment to a negotiated two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis, promoting a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

How absurd is that?  I have shown you all in previous posts that bombs and violence are being perpetrated upon Israel consistently each and every day.  The road to peace begins with Hamas and the PA being stripped of all of their weapons.  How many times must an impertinent child be allowed to hit you with their toys before you take the toys away?  Same idea on a much more dangerous large-scale.  In this case the toys of Hamas murder innocent victims.  And our President and his administration turn a blind eye to the bombings and killings while bending over backwards to pander to the Arabs.

As if it could not possibly get any worse, Obama and French President Sarkozy got caught on an open mike November 3rd at the G20 Summit:

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told US President Barack Obama during a frank exchange where the US president took him to task for backing a Palestinian request for membership of the UN cultural heritage agency UNESCO.

You’re fed up, Obama responded, but I have to deal with it all day.

As you can well imagine, the Israelis are not impressed.  Labor MK Daniel Ben-Simon came out publicly and stated, “I was embarrassed to read what Sarkozy thinks about our prime minister, and I was even more embarrassed to hear that the US President agrees with him,” Ben-Simon said.  “I am filled with shame that this is the way two of our greatest allies treat our prime minister,” he added. “I think this is the first time such comments have been publicized.”

I could not agree with him more.

Read More:
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244760

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/sarkozy-netanyahu-liar_n_1081385.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk3%7C110754

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244718

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240434

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240435

Palestinian Statehood: Obama’s Put Up or Shut Up


On Monday in Paris, UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization granted full membership to the Palestinians bid for statehood.  The voting came down as you would expect, countries that stand with us voted against and those countries who don’t voted in favor.  There was one surprise however,  Britain abstained.  Canada, Germany and Holland voted no while Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and France voted yes.  No real surprise on the French, as the old joke goes… the only time the French like the Americans is when the German Army is sitting in their cafes.  However, Great Britain is walking a fine line:

As a friend of both Israel and the Palestinian authority, Britain finds itself in a delicate position. But Britain is prepared to risk a rift with Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, by crossing one of his “red lines”. This is to vote at the UN general assembly in favour of the “Vatican option”. That would mark a major step for Britain because this would describe Palestine as a “state”.

It would seem that the terrorist attacks of 2005 and 2007 have been forgotten.  Hamas is a terrorist organization and supported the attacks.  But, now in 2010, it is fashionable to embrace extremism and ignore the warnings of the United States to pull funding.

The step will cost the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization one-quarter of its yearly budget — the 22 percent contributed by the United States (about $70 million) plus another 3 percent contributed by Israel. Unless that shortfall is made up by other nations, Unesco will have to begin closing offices and laying off staff.

Thanks to the Legislators from 1990 & 1994, US law mandates a complete cutoff of American funding to ANY United Nations organization that accepts the Palestinians as full members.  The State Department has made clear that there is no wiggle room in this legislation or any waivers, so in theory we will not be giving them any money.  I say in theory, primarily because this administration has a history of ignoring US law (Operation Fast & Furious, the bombing of Libya, Obamacare).

To me the idiocy of the situation is quite clear.  As cheers erupted at the UN when UNESCO approved full membership, bombs were being dropped on Israel.  A terrorist squad that fired a Qassam rocket at Israel from southern Gaza Strip was targeted by an IAF aircraft. A direct hit was confirmed.

As a matter of fact, I have shown the constant bombing of Israel from the Palestinians in my last blog about this process.  Since that time, the bombings have continued with no visible sign of lessening.  As Abbas advocates non-violence and being a part of the peace process, the people he is leading have quite a different view.

October 4 – Two Grad rockets were fired from northern Gaza towards Israel

October 11 – A Qassam rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip and exploded near the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.

October 26 – A Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open territory in the Be’er Tuvia Regional Council on Wednesday night.

October 29-Four rockets were fired at Ashdod, hitting near a residental building and injuring a man.

A rocket was fired at Gav Yavne, injuring a 50 years old man in his lower limbs.[262][263][264][265] 

Two mortar shells were fired at Eshkol Regional Council.[266] 

A mortal shell was fired at Bnei Shimon Regional Council.[267] 

A rocket exploded in Merhavim Regional Council.[268]  

A rocket fired at Be’er Sheba was intercepted by the Iron Dome Defense system.[269]  

A rocket hit the city of Ashkelon.

Two mortar shells hit Eshkol Regional Council.[270]

One rocket hit an apartment building in Ashkelon, killing a 56 year-old civilian.

October 30 – Twelve rockets were fired into Israel since midnight. None of them caused casualties.

I read a post somewhere that said, when the Palestinians want peace they are the Palestinian Authority, when the Palestinians bomb people and blow themselves up, they are Hamas.  So, it’s tough to tell who is Palestinian and who is Hamas.  One thing is abundantly clear however, it is the cause du jour to think of the PA as friends and to turn a blind eye to the death and destruction they cause.  The West seems to be falling all over itself to prove how “open-minded” and “multi-cultural” it is.  While this sycophancy and denial of violence is going on, the American flag was burned at our embassy on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11,  the Palestinians pledged to back Afghanistan against the United States if it comes to that, and bombs rain down on Israel like passing showers.

And in the midst of all this confusion is Obama.  Great Britain has made her decision.  She doesn’t support us but doesn’t want to make us or the PA mad.  Obama, whose one saving grace in all this, is legislatures has the foresight to put into law a defunding clause in case the worst case scenario should occur.  This is the one time he should be THRILLED to blame a decision on someone else.  He will be able to maintain a strong stance and not take responsibility at the same time.

For more information:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/world/middleeast/unesco-approves-full-membership-for-palestinians.html

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=243849

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/sep/16/unitednations-palestinian-territories

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_Great_Britain

American Muslim Confusion: Perfect Example


So after my last post, I got a track back to another blog page that was Pro-Islam.  The author wanted to try to clear up the confusion so they posted the mission statement of the Fiqh Council of North America.  Let me give you that statement:

….the true and authentic teachings of Islam promote the sanctity of human life, dignity of all humans, and respect of human, civil and political rights. Islamic teachings uphold religious freedom and adherence to the same universal moral values which are accepted by the majority of people of all backgrounds and upon which the US Constitution was established and according to which the Bill of Rights was enunciated.

……we the members of FCNA (Fiqh Council of North America) believe that it is false and misleading to suggest that there is a contradiction between being faithful Muslims committed to God (Allah) and being loyal American citizens. Islamic teachings require respect of the laws of the land where Muslims live as minorities, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, so long as there is no conflict with Muslims’ obligation for obedience to God. We do not see any such conflict with the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. The primacy of obedience to God is a commonly held position of many practicing Jews and Christians as well.

We believe further that as citizens of a free and democratic society, we have the same obligations and rights of all US citizens. We believe that right of dissent can only be exercised in a peaceful and lawful manner to advance the short and long term interests of our country.

The Fiqh Council of North America calls on all Muslim Americans and American citizens at large to engage in objective, peaceful and respectful dialogue at all levels and spheres of common social concerns. We call upon all Muslim Americans to be involved in solving pressing social problems, such as the challenge of poverty, discrimination, violence, health care and environmental protection. It is fully compatible with Islam for Muslims to integrate positively in the society of which they are equal citizens, without losing their identity as Muslims (just as Jews and Christians do not lose their religious identity in doing the same).

My first thought after reading it a few times was, if that is your essential beliefs then why are you taking on the Catholics and forcing your religion on them.  If the answer is, “WE are not taking on the Catholics, those are different Muslims” then you have proven my point.  This is why non-Muslim Americans are so confused.

And to further my point, a Kent State University professor shouted “Death to Israel” during a lecture by a former Israeli diplomat.  Israeli Ismael Khaldi is a former deputy counsel general for the Israeli consulate in San Francisco.  Kent State University professor Julio Pino is a Cuban-American who converted to Islam.  Pino still retains his job at the University though I wonder if an Israeli professor said something about Death to Islam, if he would still have a job.

Regardless, this is hate speech pure and simple.  And the professor has a history of making vitriolic statements when he eulogized an 18-year-old Palestinian homicide bomber in the student-run newspaper, the Daily Kent.  Pino clearly didn’t get the memo about living in America in a peaceful and civilized manner.  Or perhaps he is reading a different Koran or using a different interpretation.  What I can tell you is this,  Baptists do not go around shouting “death to Methodists.”  Catholics don’t go to lectures and say “death to Pentecostals” in fact, in Catholicism there is a consistency that echos through parishes.  You can attend St. Joseph’s in California and St. Mary’s in New York and it will feel exactly the same.

That’s the problem and fear with Islam.  There is no consistency among the members.  One branch is ultra-radicalized and using homicide bombers, one branch is radicalized and can be provoked to violence (Major Nidal Hassan), another branch are the peaceful, living side by side people who would never engaged in violence but file lawsuits for special privileges (Catholic University) and the final branch are the ones who are quietly living their lives trying to get along, make money and raise families.

This is the struggle of the non-Muslim Americans.  We want to trust, we want to believe in peaceful co-existence and we want to get to know you.  But, every time we get close, a bomb goes off somewhere or a professor we trusted makes hates speech, or worse yet we get bullied by a bogus lawsuit to force our acceptance.  Unless and until there is consistency among the different groups, there will be fear.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/28/professors-death-to-israel-rant-sparks-controversy-at-kent-state-university/?test=latestnews&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk3%7C108452#ixzz1cBxZ8400

http://miscellany101.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/no-comment-120/

American Muslims: Why Americans are Confused


Freedom of Religion in this country means we do not have a nationalized religion that we subscribe to.  Americans are very tolerant of all faiths.  Indeed we have the Signs Followers of West Virginia, thousands of other Christian variations, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and the occasional outer space alien followers.  The beauty of it is practiced all around the nation in various places specifically set aside for those religious denominations.  This also includes Islam.  There are mosques throughout the country and no law banning your clothing as they have in France.  So, tell me then, why you would attend a Roman Catholic University and be offended at their Religious Symbolism.  I know that Muslims believe in Jesus and recognize that he was crucified, so why does the cross offend you?  In other words, what gives you the right to dictate to another religion what they can and can not do in their own house.

How about this.  There is a Muslim school in Virginia called the Islamic Saudi Academy.  What if I send my child to your school and then complain that he is learning about the Koran.  And then I tell the Principle or Head Master that I want a chapel so that my child can attend Mass and take Communion everyday.  Pretty silly isn’t it?  The same holds true for the Catholic University.  Freedom of Religion ends were my nose begins.  There are plenty of schools all across this nation that have Muslim Student Associations and they have places of worship on campus to honor the five times a day prayers.  So, why are you shaking the tree of a PRIVATE SCHOOL with a radically different denomination than yours?  Why must they give you special privileges when it is YOUR CHOICE to go to a CATHOLIC SCHOOL?

This is certainly a case of shoving your religion down our throats.  And this is when we get upset.  We have dealt with the shooting at Ft. Hood, the shooting at the Little Rock recruiters office, Anwar Al-Awlaki and other American Muslims who somehow became radicalized and began murdering people.  We also have to listen to Louis Farrakhan tell us that there will be a blowback over Kaddhfi’s death.  Yet, you all wonder why we are nervous around you.  Isn’t it obvious, these people are Americans too who are killing us and wishing us death in the name of Islam.  Juan Williams, a journalist, was fired from NPR for speaking the truth:

“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they’re identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

I think overall most Americans understand that.  Who would have thought a Major in the United States Army would become radicalized and murder other servicemen.  Who would expect a child to grow up here in this country and become one of the biggest Al-Qaeda terrorists?  And then, I think the greatest insult of all was building a Mosque at Ground Zero coupled with the burning of the American Flag at the US Embassy in London.  That sure wasn’t very sensitive.  Once again, we are being bullied to accept your religion.  We are not bullies in this country and we resent those that are.  We get especially upset when we are told that those that are in this country are just like everyone else when they pick up guns and start shooting.  And then they FORCE their religion or agenda at traditional Catholic Schools and at Ground Zero.

The biggest problem is that the Muslims in this country who are here to build a better life and to just live their lives stay silent when outrageous things happen.  Stand up and condemn the actions of those who are ruining your reputation.  Take to the streets and have marches condemning the violence here and abroad.  Your silence keeps you lumped in with the radicals.  TLC is premiering a new show called “All-American Muslim.”  My hope for them, is that they do stand up and say no to the radical agenda that they have been swept up in.

http://www.saudiacademy.net/
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524799,00.html
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-10-21/news/27078841_1_npr-host-american-muslims-muslim-garb
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/21/muslim-reality-show-all-american-muslim_n_1024101.html

We Can’t Take Care of Our Homeland so Let’s Send Troops to Uganda


Once again, I am deeply disgusted by another decision made by Obama.  It’s not enough that we have a major situation occurring in Afghanistan followed by problems in Iraq, now we need to insert our big nose into a civil issue in the small country of Uganda, Africa.  As of today, Obama committed 100 troops into the war-torn area to find the leaders of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).  Specifically to isolate Joseph Kony and either bring him in or neutralize.  Additionally, troops will be sent into the Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

This is a 20-year-old conflict and to date the LRA  has behaved unrestrained by other African Troops.  I have found no reason what changed the dynamics requiring us to join the fray,  perhaps it was Obama’s brother in Kenya that lobbied for US troops.  Kony has survived this 20 year campaign, so I would suspect he is very good at what he does.  What has really outraged me to no end is that the bulk of the LRA’s combat fighting troops are CHILDREN:

The government of Uganda claims that the LRA has only 500 or 1,000 soldiers in total, but other sources estimate that there could be as many as 3,000 soldiers, along with about 1,500 women and children.[1] The bulk of the soldiers fighting for the LRA are children. According to Livingstone Sewanyana, executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Yoweri Museveni was the first to use child soldiers in this conflict.[32] Since the LRA first started fighting in 1987 they may have forced well over 10,000 boys and girls into combat, often killing family, neighbors and school teachers in the process.[33]

Many of these children were put on the front lines so the casualty rate for these children has been high. They have often used children to fight because they are easy to replace by raiding schools or villages.[34] The soldiers are organized into independent brigades of 10 or 20 soldiers.[1] Sudan has provided military assistance to the LRA, in response to Uganda lending military support to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

We are going to put our fighting troops in a war zone where the children do the killing.  I have no doubt that the children have been “desensitized” in their “training camps” so that they are hardened, battle-tested killers.  However, psychologically, Americans are not programmed to kill children.  We place high value on a child’s life and to take that life in combat will have devastating consequences for our troops in terms of Post Traumatic Stress disorder.  Now, the administration was quick to point out that:

“although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”

I would have to say that since we are only sending in a limited number of troops, odds are pretty high that they will have to engage in hostilities.  This feels to me like another failed mission:  Somalia.  How can this situation get better?  Well, Uganda is NOT the only country we will be trampling through:

They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.

As for how long the US troops will be in the region, a spokesman at US Africa Command says he could not provide specifics, “but our forces are prepared to stay as long as necessary to enable regional security forces to carry on independently.”

Isn’t that what we are doing in Iraq as well? Enabling the locals to be able to provide for their own defense?  That doesn’t seem to be really working out for us so I guess we will try it someplace else.  This also doesn’t come cheaply, we have already sent in $40 Million for equipment and training.  At a time when our nation is in a critically bad economy we are once again committing troops for an unclear mission for an indefinite period of time.  Wasn’t it Obama who complained that we didn’t have an “exit strategy” for Iraq?  Well, looks like he doesn’t have an “exit strategy” for this mess either.  Once again, we are nation building and sending our troops where they don’t belong.  This civil war is not effecting us and it’s clearly none of our business as we have no vital interests in the area.  Plus, it’s been allowed to rage for over 20 years, why commit our troops now in the midst of economic collapse?  Perhaps it’s to take the heat off of Operation Fast & Furious or the Solyndra mess.

Regardless of the reason, this is another destined to fail idea from a President who is incompetent.  Check your paycheck stubs everybody, as you see the amounts taken in taxes, know they are going to a small part of the world to engage in a gruesome civil war that has no effect on us either way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord’s_Resistance_Army
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/us-uganda-troops-lord-resistance-army.html
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-sends-100-us-troops-to-uganda-to-combat-lords-resistance-army/

Nancy Pelosi: California’s Nut Representative


The reason Nancy Pelosi is not longer relevant nor significant is because of her liberal histrionics.  In this particular instance, Pelosi lost all credibility when she stated that passing the “Protect Life Act” bill is akin to letting” women die on the floor.”  “Under this bill, when the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor of health care providers … it’s just appalling,” Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. “I can’t even describe to you the logic of what they are doing today.”

Really Pelosi?!  Let’s take a gander at the bill and what it’s really about:

The bill, called the Protect Life Act, would ban the federal funding for abortions and bar women from using tax subsidies from the health care law to buy insurance that cover abortion – except in cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother. It would also ensure that health-care providers are protected if they believe that performing abortion procedures clashes with their personal beliefs.

This bill is not in any way, shape or form a move against Roe V. Wade.  This bill is not arguing the legality of abortions but whether taxpayers have to pay for them and whether a doctor can be force to perform them, if it goes against their Religious freedom.   I personally do not believe in abortions and politics mixed together.  As a woman, I have always believed that the decision to have an abortion is between the woman and her morality.  While it is a decision I would not make for myself, I have no judgement for those who do because it is not my business.  I despise the notion that every politician or judge has to go through a “litmus test” on how they feel about abortion.  Given that so many are male, it really doesn’t affect them.

With that being said, I do object to my taxes being used to pay for abortions.  I also don’t want my taxes being used to pay for erectile dysfunction medication.  Sexual activity is a choice and sometimes that choice comes with consequences because of poor planning before hand.  Therefore, poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.  It seems to me we would be better served by paying for birth control pills or the morning after pill.

But, engaging in that argument is lost when the politician goes to absolute extremes that are not even reasonable.  I think that is one of the reasons that Americans are just fed up with Obama, Pelosi and the rest of those left-field cronies.  Most Americans are moderates and live their lives with a great deal of common sense and get a little nauseous watching these games.  Heck, even at the time of my writing this, Rev. Al Sharpton is on MSNBC literally raising his voice because of this bill.  He is echoing Pelosi’s sentiment that this is somehow “devastating” to women.  I have no idea how or why and he certainly didn’t elaborate.  Both of these politicians are having some kind of disproportionate response to people not wanting tax dollars paying for abortions.  Nobody is denying abortions nor making them illegal.  When we see these antics, we are really turned off by them.  And that sentiment is true on both sides of the aisle.  There are plenty of antics and histrionics on the far right as well.

It would just be great if people told the truth without all the melodrama.  If you have been raped, are the victim of incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger, then yes, the taxpayers will help you out.  If you are one of these progressive women who uses abortions as birth control (and yes, I do know some that do) then you better start hitting up planned parenthood for some condoms, because we don’t want to pay for your inability to be responsible.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65879.html#ixzz1agnPl2Oe

Romney & Huntsman: “Mormonistic” Distraction


I am not a Mormon but I am really annoyed to see all this nonsense about Romney and Huntsman’s religion. With regard to that pastor who said that Mormons are not true Christians, I have to say that if the members of LDS did not believe in Jesus Christ, why in the world would they be called The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. It was a ridiculous statement to make and all it has done is give him 15 minutes of fame (maybe fill his collection plates more) and turn the discussion away from the important issues.  Freedom of Religion in this country guarantees that both men can sit in whatever pew they wish.  If this election was about electing  a theocratic head of state, then we could all discuss the merits and idiosyncrasies of each person’s faith.  But, this isn’t that kind of election and we will never be that kind of country.  Supposedly we left that behind in the 1600’s.

This country is in the deep weeds right now.  We need leaders who are economically and fiscally sound to get us out of this mess.  Their religion or faith will not be what leads us back to economic prosperity.  It’s their vision and education that will stimulate small businesses and get the wheels going again.  We need someone who can stop spending and lower the tax burdens on small businesses.  In general matters of faith do not address this issues.  Jesus was not concerned which economic school of thought was better.  Jesus was all about how you interact with others and how to find God in your life.

From my perspective, all this hoopla over religions and the candidates seems to be very media driven.  I say that because according to the website All about Mormons:

In the United States the LDS Church is the 4th largest individual denomination with over 5.5 million members, a population about equal to the number of Muslims.

Given the numbers of Mormons living in the United States, just about all of us know someone who is and recognize that they are not in a cult.  Assuredly, their faith is very private and ordinarily not all out on display, but that makes them seemingly exclusive not nefarious.  And I believe that most Americans are not interested in a candidate’s faith, but rather how are we going to fix this mess.  So, this is just a media distraction to keep people worrying about issues that are not issues.  Perhaps, the mainstream is fearful that Romney can beat Obama, so they are trying a sneak attack and that pastor just fell into their hands.

We here in America can change this dialogue as well.  Put pressure on the mainstream media to shut up about religion and talk about clear concise plans on how we get things moving again.  I want to know what Romney’s plan is, in graphic detail.   I would be interested in Huntsman’s plan if he looked like he was going anywhere.  Sadly, his debate performance is lackluster and just because you speak a dialect of Chinese doesn’t make you an economics wizard.  Don’t give in to the distraction, we all need to stay the course.

For more reading:
http://www.allaboutmormons.com/number_of_mormons.php

If you have asthma stop ruining the environment



Everyday when I wake up and get a cup of coffee, I take some time and peruse the news.  Lately there has been no shortage of absurdities.  In addition to putting big weapons in the hands of drug cartels, shutting down medical marijuana to the sick and making fake green employers (Solyndra), the Obama administration is now pulling all the over-the-counter medication for asthmatics.

This maneuver will force asthmatics to purchase medication through prescription only which is considerably more expensive.  When you factor in the cost of going to the doctors on a regular basis to get your refills the costs really begins to soar.  Perhaps this is how Obama intends to get everyone on ObamaCare.  If we can no longer access OTC’s and we cannot afford to see a regular doctor monthly plus trying to afford the prescription inhalers, then we have little choice but to get on the program for socialized medicine.

Speaking as someone who does have asthma, I find this appalling.  Asthmatic attacks have  the potential to be fatal if medication or medical attention are not administered in time.  So, the administration is deliberating denying access to affordable emergency medication under the rationalization of “saving the environment.”  At issue is the use of CFC’s (Chloroflourocarbons) as the propellant to get the medication into the lungs quickly.   Asthmatic inhalers are the latest intrusion by the United Nations.  Obama has capitulated to International pressures trying to “protect the earth.”  Truthfully, the science regarding global warming is iffy at best.  I believe in climate change, but as a trained scientist, I don’t subscribe to this notion that humans are causing global warming.  It’s been the biggest scam ever thought of and has made people like Al Gore very rich men.  The amount of CFC’s that are produced by these life saving inhalers is an insignificant amount when compared to a very active volcano.  In fact, all of our emissions are insignificant when compared to nature itself.  And you can’t control nature.

Politicians who bow to the demands of the world’s climate alarmists have long sought various means of reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions. To date, the measures they have proposed have been rather mundane, focusing primarily on reducing emissions associated with one’s household activities and transportation habits. For example, we have been encouraged to replace our incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient ones. We’ve also been asked to participate in municipal recycling programs, to drive less, to car pool or to utilize public transportation.

As the government has intruded on all of our lives, why not push for mandated healthcare in the name of the environment.  In other words, we can’t destroy the environment so you will have to get some kind of insurance if you want to live.  This is completely ludicrous and I am so tired of doing what the rest of the world wants so they will like us.  I don’t care if France or Indonesia or Norway like us.  They sure like our money and they sure like our military support.  It’s time we took our sovereignty back and began worrying about our own citizens.

Of course, this environmental balderdash might just be one be cover up for big pharma giving massive political donations to Obama’s re-election campaign.  There is much more profit in asthmatics using prescription meds rather than OTC’s.   Whatever Obama’s motivation is clearly it is not in the best interest of Americans.

The new rules by the FDA will have no effect on jobs, but will wind up being very costly to many of the low-income folks who rely on OTC inhalers to treat their Asthma.

Is this really the time to force poor Americans to stop treating their symptoms if a prescription and doctor visit are beyond their reach when a cheap and safe OTC alternative is widely available?  This rule will result in a reduced quality of life for many working class Americans.  I know people who suffer from moderate Asthma but cannot afford regular doctors visits and prescription medication.  I suppose the only solution for them will be to stop living so much.

As I have been watching and reading the news today, I have noticed that there are very few segments on this story.  It would seem the mainstream media is putting this on the back burner or it is just getting buried with the other scandals that are developing.  So, I am hoping my readers will pass along this link and get the information out.  This is an outrage and needs to be told.  We need to put the pressure on this administration to stop this kind of nonsense.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Obama administration bans Asthma inhalers to protect the environment – National Law and Politics | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/law-and-politics-in-national/obama-administration-bans-asthma-inhalers-to-protect-the-environment#ixzz1aQyu2W11

http://spotoffun.wordpress.com/category/the-serious-side/politics/

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-administration-ban-asthma-inhalers-over-environmental-concerns_594113.html

Medical Marijuana: Alienate your base: break another promise



Let me preface this by saying that I am not a smoker of marijuana.  In fact, I am very allergic to marijuana (MJ) which I found out at a concert when I was 17 years old.  Whenever I get around someone smoking, I get horrible hay fever symptoms and my throat swells.  So, I have never had a dog in the fight regarding the decriminalization or legalization of MJ.  That is until the Obama administration let loose the Justice Department (DOJ) on those states that have voted and passed medical marijuana (MM).  

I was certainly taken aback by this development because it is an absolute break of his promise to the MM community that he would be hand’s off.  I also found it rather ironic that Obama has gone after MM with much more vitriol that even conservative George Bush.  Once again for those people who keep reiterating that all politicians are the same, take a close look.  Obama promised hands off MM and has betrayed your confidence whereas Bush, the one who gets vilified was hands off.  The difference in the two comes down to States Rights versus Federal Rights.  Conservatives by nature believe very strongly in States Rights.  Democrats believe very strongly in Federal Rights.  If you love having the government in your business and taking your land, then you are a big supporter of Federal Rights.  And the consequences of that support means that the President can renege on promises and sic Federal Agencies on you if it supports their agenda.

And that had me thinking of the agenda for most of the afternoon.  I did quite a bit of reading and I tend to agree with the people who believe that the pharmaceutical  lobby is partly behind this.  MM competes with big pharma’s drugs used for cancer, glaucoma and Multiple Sclerosis to name a few.  The prescriptions for those illnesses can be astronomical compared to a few ounces of MM.  With the election season beginning to fire up and Obama casting glances at this war chest, he knows he will need some serious money.  Let’s face it, right now he is in a deep hole and the scandals of Solydra, Operation Gunrunner and Operation Fast & Furious are beginning to drown him.  Add to that the deepening recession and on-going unemployment he has a very serious uphill battle.  I read a blog the other day from a former Obama supporter who said that if the Republicans run a quesadilla she would vote for it over Obama.

I also happen to think that Obama is trying to woo back the coveted independent and moderate voters.  Nothing gets the crowd going better than showing you are hardcore on crime.  Also, if you play the “will someone think of the children” card you will win over some voters.  So, we are hearing that targeted dispensaries are within 1000 feet of schools.  Personally, I don’t know why there is that city ordinance if you are checking ID’s or stamps or cards before you make the sale.  But each community has the right to figure out what works for them and if it makes parents feels better than I’m all for it.  If this is a tactic for Obama to move towards center, it’s another miscalculation on his part.

74% of all Americans support MM.  When it comes to legalization of marijuana in general the statistics are much more conservative with only 31% support.  Essentially, Americans favor decriminalization but not legalization.  It is an important distinction. Most Americans have had loved ones who have suffered greatly from HIV, cancer or Multiple Sclerosis and everyone wants to see their loved ones have relief from pain and suffering.  Frankly, if MM can do that without all the unpleasant side effects of prescription drugs then we feel comfortable with that.  However, when you begin to speak about legalization, most Americans see that as a slippery slope which opens the door to the legalization of Meth, Crack, LSD etc.

Not only did Obama miscalculate how many people favor MM, but he is really showing a shocking hypocrisy.  Under his watch, 2,500 guns were walked over to the Mexican cartels with only 600 being accounted for.  It also caused the deaths of Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata.  All of this without speaking to the Mexican Government.  So, on the one hand we gave arms to the enemies of the Mexican Government while on the other hand we are going to crack down and smash the STATE LEGAL MM dispensaries.  Which coincidentally also helps the enemies of the Mexican Governments.  If the STATE LEGAL dispensaries are closed, the I have no doubt the Cartels will be happy to step in and provide the product.

That quesadilla is really starting to look good!!

http://www.duke.edu/~sgr5/p2.htm

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/10/07/obama-administration-shatters-campaign-promise-escalates-crackdown-on-medical-marijuana/

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