Since the rest of the world has been doing nothing but paying attention to the life and death of one Michael Jackson, I figured I would bring everyone up to speed on the things that actually impact our lives (let the hate mail begin).
Saturday is Independence Day, which we celebrate on July the 4th. As much as I love and appreciate the military protecting our freedom, please remember exactly what we are celebrating. Save all of those e-mails about our bold and courageous soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq with little American Flag icons for the rest of the year. This is NOT Veterans Day nor is it Memorial Day (by the way Memorial Day is not to honor all of those who have served, but who DIED serving our country). July 4th is the day we declared our Independence from the tyranny of the King by signing the Declaration of Independence. Honorable defectors like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson risked hanging for treason to escape unfair taxation, trade restrictions, hey…this is starting to sound a little familiar. Anyway, I love our military, but please honor all of those who have served and died serving by not displaying blatant ignorance to our national holidays. It is absolutely embarrassing that school kids are taught to memorize Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream,” (albeit a great worthwhile history lesson) but have no clue about the Declaration of Independence, its significance or when it was signed. I suppose the Average American ignoramus doesn’t know either for that matter. Go ahead and read it. Most Americans have never done so. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_zoom_2.html
Folks, Socialism is just around the corner. Don’t think so? It seems as though many Americans wouldn’t mind Socialism. A recent Rasmussen poll found that only 53 percent of Americans believe capitalism is better than socialism. I am not sure if this is comforting, but I am willing to bet that many of the ignorant survey participants thought that socialism was hanging out with your pals and having some cocktails. So sad. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/just_53_say_capitalism_better_than_socialism
North Korea says that the U.S. is preparing for a preemptive nuclear strike. Of course, any nuclear arms they produce from this point forward will be for self defense…right? Looks like old Kim Jong II is crazy like a fox. Just imagine the look on President Obama’s face when he hears these words: “Mr. President, you have one minute to make a decision sir.” A career of community activism and two years in Congress does not prepare you for this stuff. Good thing we have the U.N. to help out with such a complicated matter (puke).
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has advised the U.S. to stay out of their recent political unrest after President Obama expressed “deep concern” about the situation. Wow….”deep concern.” It sure doesn’t get any stronger than that folks! Then he followed Hillary Clinton’s counsel and expressed that he was “appalled and outraged.” Okay, that is a little better. I am certainly not suggesting that we do anything about Iran’s unrest. I just found it humorous. I wonder if the next President will apologize for all of this harsh language.
After months of trying to figure out how to keep Vice President Biden under control, the Obama Administration has finally unveiled the perfect plan; make Joe the “high point of contact” in the political reconciliation efforts in Iraq.
Of course, this is the same guy that said 26 months ago our troop surge was doomed to fail. He also disagreed with the strategy of government under which he will now serve as the “high point of contact.” At the time, then Senator Joe Biden said, "You separate the parties, giving them breathing room within a defined central government," Biden said. "That's the only thing that's going to work." Well, folks that’s not what happened, but do you think anyone in the Liberal media will bring it up?
Cap and Trade – I don’t even know where to start on this one, but it is the biggest boondoggle since the invention of federal income withholding. This is being billed as an energy policy, but it is nothing more than a capitalism crusher. I heard President Obama refer to this the other day as a “jobs bill.” Are you kidding me? It is too bad no one could figure out a way for alternative energy to financially pass muster. So now the government will make it so unaffordable to use traditional energy sources that people will have no choice but to use expensive alternative energy.
Get ready folks. President Obama and the Socialist Congress of the United States of America are coming after employer provided health insurance. The average ignoramus American will think the government is taxing the businesses so it doesn’t have an impact on them. So sad. By the way, don’t think for a minute they are not trying to take out the “competition.” Don’t sign up for those nasty employer provided benefits, the government plan is way better!
Federal Appeals Judge Sotomayor just had one of her recent opinions overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Does the name sound familiar? Yep, that’s her. It seems as though she just can’t put herself in the shoes of those Gringos who were discriminated against after scoring the highest on the test for a Firefighter promotion. The good news here is (unlike Judge Sotomayor) we don’t have to listen about their difficult upbringing and how hard they had to fight to reach their station in life. Ha…”station”….I crack myself up.
The Anti gun crowd is up in arms out in Arizona after the state legislature progressed on a bill that would allow law bidding gun owners with a carry permit to pack their heat in a bar. One provision would allow the establishment to post a sign prohibiting anyone from entering with a firearm (even concealed). You know, it seems to me that if I were a criminal, I would go around looking for those signs so I could rob some place where I knew I wouldn’t get shot…but that’s just me.
A New Jersey man says that a black bear mugged him for a sandwich. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529888,00.html I have no proof, but I strongly suspect this is the same black bear I reported on in an earlier blog. The free buffet line to prosperity has become rather long so that cute little black bear is resorting to other methods.