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One Week From Election Day – Choose Wisely

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

We’ve all heard that one vote makes a difference, and that is oh-so true in the swing states, and down to the micro level of swing counties.  This election can shape not just the next four years, but possibly the next twenty years with all the changes Obama can make as a lame-duck leader with no recourse.

Obama Care is step one.  Granting illegal residents the ability to stay in this country with no penalty is another, which can trickle down to the state level where states are considering offering driver’s licenses to the undocumented.  Is it beyond the realm of possibility that unfriendly nations send people to Mexico and to then cross the border with the hordes and then find a way to get state-issued identification which would now allow them to board airplanes, interstate buses and enter government buildings?

For those of you who voted for Obama because he seemed cooler and more in touch than John McCain, now is your chance to vote with your brain rather than someone you would like to play a pickup game of hoops with.  Mitt Romney has some flaws, no doubt.  He went to private schools and has possibly never mowed a lawn or picked out a head of lettuce at the grocery store, so his ability to relate to me and you is close to nil.  That said, I don’t have to like my boss or my coach or my leader so long as I believe he or she can do a great job in moving us in the right direction as a country.

Let’s have Obama go down in history as a nice guy who was elected to the highest office, something like Jimmy Carter, but also be remembered for the horrible job they did while in office of not moving the economy in the correct direction and of his unwillingness to reach across the aisle to work together.  Obama’s way or the highway has been to common a theme.  Let’s change that on November 6th.

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Please Mr. President Raise My Taxes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Please, Mr. President, raise my taxes so you don’t have to cut entitlements, pensions or waste.

Please raise my taxes so we can continue to send aid checks to countries that hate us.

Please raise my taxes so we can create new government agencies that give jobs and pensions to people who accomplish nothing.

Please raise my taxes so we can pay college tuition for illegal immigrants.

Please raise my taxes so we can pay for medical expenses of family members of non-citizens who can sponsor their parents even though they only hold a green card.

Please raise my taxes so we can continue paying welfare to people who have cashed checks for decades without ever looking for a job.

Please raise my taxes so we can cover growing pension payments for every government aide that has graced the land of the free and home of the brave.

Please raise my taxes so we subsidize corn farmers so we can make ethanol. Never mind that it costs $5.00 per gallon to produce and sells for $3.00.

Please raise my taxes so we can fund another Solyndra.

Doug Edwards, a former Google tech-millionaire, and Obama supporter was apparently OK’d to get up and ask Mr. Obama to raise his taxes, while speaking at a townhall meeting at LinkedIn.com. Since raising taxes has been one of Obama’s goals since he has been in office, and since Edwards has donated large sums of money to Democratic causes in the past, it would not be surprising if he approached the Obama team to pre-qualify the question knowing full well the sound-bite press coverage it would get.

Again, instead of raising taxes for anyone, let’s cut the fat, and let’s start with pensions. I challenge a politician, particularly a Republican politician to announce for the record they will forgo their pension once retired and then have them challenge others and see if it gains any traction.

 

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Why are Liberals Angry and Unhappy?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

This is purely an observation, but liberals seem to be rather unhappy.  I was almost run over in the grocery store parking lot last evening by an overweight woman driving a Korean car with an Obama/Biden bumper sticker.  When I raised my arms as if to say, “hey, I have the right-of-way,” she flipped me off.  Support the unions but drive foreign, I say.  I don’t support the unions and I drive a Saturn.  Hybrid, even.

Last summer I was in Chicago walking from the Navy Pier back to my hotel on Michigan Avenue when I was approached by college kid who asked if I would donate to help support the Obama campaign.  I asked him why he supports Obama and he said that Obama would help students like him afford college.

I told him that I worked and took out loans to help me get through my undergrad and post-grad studies, plus I got some grants that helped pay for ramen and macaroni and cheese.  Grants wouldn’t do much he went on to say, because he is attending a school back east and it was rather expensive.

When I suggested he attend a State school instead of a private, liberal arts college, he told me to expletive off.

A friend on Facebook just posted: To all the youth who can not seem to find their way to remove their hat or stop talking during the national anthem, remember, it’s my husband who is out there fighting so you can be disrespectful!!!

Our freedom is not free, people.  College hipsters in Berkeley can sport a Che Guevara t-shirt around campus, but I doubt a Cuban student can wear a JFK tank top around town.  He’d likely get a stiff reprimand.

Sean Penn and Danny Glover can pimp for Hugo Chavez because that is their right as Americans, but Jose Venezuelan with a Reagan Rocks headband may come into some difficulty with local law enforcement.

Bosom buddies - Glover and Chavez

Bosom buddies - Glover and Chavez

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