Sunday, July 17, 2016

History Lesson on Your Social Security

A History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
1934 -
With the elections just a little over 3 months away you'll soon be hearing some Democrats running for political office, warning how the Republicans want to take away the old people's Social Security.
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this it's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican.
Facts are Facts:
Social Security Cards, issued in 1934, and up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and that card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
When Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,
No longer Voluntary
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
Now 7.65% on the first $90,000
3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible
4.) That the money the participants put into the independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program.
Under Johnson, another Democrat, the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
Under Clinton & Gore, Democrats, Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put away' for us -- you may be interested in the following:
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically controlled House and Senate.
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
Q: Which Political Party decided to startgiving annuity payments to immigrants?
A: That's right!
Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn't so.
Share This: Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Respect for Your Elders!


They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.
In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .
Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."
You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but
most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.
This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.
Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions.
This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."
This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.
Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013


How did healthcare and insurance get in this mess? I remember when I first got married, our family health insurance was paid half by my husband's company and half by us. They took out $6.95 every two weeks for our share. My theory is that GREED is the culprit. 

First the Doctors the Hospitals and Care Providers got greedy and said "Oh look the insurance company is paying this, let's raise our charges.

Then the greedy pharmaceutical companies jumped onto the gravy train and raised the prices of their pills under the guise of "research and development" costs. They wanted to have more money too, so they said let's charge $10 for a 10 cent pill. 

So they did, and the greedy insurance company raised their rates and began charging more for the premiums. Then to even things out they began declining coverage and giving executives raises for the higher net they received So the Greedy Executives instructed their people to write stricter measures for being eligible for coverage and to decline more....and raise their rates even higher.

In the meantime, the Greedy Doctors and Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies were joined by the Greedy Unions who demanded more and more. And the Doctor bills and Hospital Care went up and up. The Unions demanded more money.

However, If you weren't in a union you didn't get more money unless you changed jobs or got raise from your employer (and if you worked for a lawyer they didn't provide health insurance and you didn't get paid a lot anyway). It suddenly occurs to you that procuring health insurance for yourself is going to cost you more than the mortgage payment on your house each month!

So my solution was to declare Insurance of any sort a Sin of Gambling. I am betting with the insurance company that I am going to get sick (or is it the other way around...oh well, it's a gamble. I might get sick and they might have to pay)...and Gambling is against my religion! So the answer is PRAYER. Thank you God for keeping me safe and healthy. So simple. And much cheaper!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


After the November election I went into significant mourning for our country.  

On April 29, 2013 my Mother died and I have been intensely involved in a combination of mourning and trying to figure out what to do with her things.  I'm having a bad time figuring it all out.

I've written specific predictions as far back as 2007 & 2008 about the effects of Obama on our nation, and I'm sad to say these predictions are coming true.  Obama is systematically destroying America as much through his inaction as his action

To view my previous posts in this regard, click on the side for those years to the present.

I'll get back to blogging one of these days!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Sequester Poem - An Understanding

by Amy Payne
On Pennsylvania Avenue, right near the end, there lived a President who wanted to spend.
He knew spending meant power, so hour by hour, he thought up more spends from his Washington tower.

“I’ll spend without limits; I’ll spend without blame! Raising taxes to pay—that’s the name of the game.”

Down the street, though, a House filled with thriftier folk had a budget to pass, or the country’d go broke.

“We can’t spend all day; we’ve got bills to pay! Let’s keep deficits and higher taxes away.”

The Senate next door to the House just refused. “We don’t like your budget. We’ve got some bad news:

The President says we can spend all we want, and we’ll simply raise taxes whenever we choose.”

So they spent and they spent and they borrowed some more. And when all that was spent, they spent same as before.

But not everyone thought the spending was nice. In the House and the Senate, some spenders thought twice.

“We’ll cut down on spending. We have a bad feeling…” then—SMACK!—right on schedule, they hit the debt ceiling.

Then the President’s office, confronted with debt: “If it’s cuts they want now, then it’s cuts they shall get.

We’ll threaten such cuts that NO one would take, and show them that cuts are not smart to make.”

“This will make Congress move. We’ll just float out a tester… broad, haphazard cuts that we’ll call the sequester.”

The Senate and even the House said, “Okay! That will motivate us to find a good way.

We’ll figure this out and stave off those cuts—to allow them to happen, we’d have to be nuts.”

So the deadline was set, but the spending went on. A year and a half had soon come and gone.

The House passed a budget; the Senate said no; the President very much enjoyed the show.

“Spend higher! Spend faster! Grow the welfare rolls! Soon, love for the spending will show up in the polls.” He even raised taxes, but it wasn’t enough—the levels of spending grew too fast to keep up.

“Don’t you mind the sequester,” he told Capitol Hill. “You said you would fix it, and I’m sure you will.”

But they could not agree on ways to cut spending, and before they knew it, the sequester was pending.

“Oh no!” they all cried. “We can’t let these cuts stand!”

And the President said, “WHO thought of this terrible plan?”

They didn’t remember his plan all along.

He distracted them with his spending-cut song.

Now he returned to save them from harm,

and to keep them forgetting all but his charm.

So the President said with a glint in his eye, “You tried to cut spending. I saw how you tried.

But it’s just too painful—I’m sure you can see. From the beginning, you should have listened to me.”

“I’ll save you all from the spend-cutters’ axes.

You see, the solution is just to raise taxes.”

Sunday, February 10, 2013


The body was lifeless. 

I couldn't detect a heartbeat, breathing had stopped. 

What are the steps for CPR? 

I tilted the tiny head back and gently pinched the nostrils shut. 

I blew gently until I saw the tiny chest rise with the air.

I tapped the chest with my fingertips.

I kept this up for several minutes. 

When all efforts at resuscitation failed, I carried the lifeless body downstairs, opened the back door and tossed it out into the snow to be recycled. 

Pet mice are expendable.

(c) 1984 Jana L. Shellman

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I originally wrote this in the 80's on my Selectric typewriter.  I'm dejunking (watching "Hoarders" is productive in that it moves us all to clean out our files now and then).

I'm a very special person.  My Grandmother told me so, thus it must be true.  She told me that I'm also very lucky, so I must believe that as well.  She says I was lucky to have been born in the United States of America because bad things happen in other parts of the world.

"But Grandmother, doesn't anything bad ever happen in the United States of America?"

"Yes, sometimes bad things happen.  There are bad people everywhere.  But in America we have freedom, and freedom is the most important thing in the world to have."

"I have to pick up my toys whether I want to or not."

"There's a difference between duty and freedom." explained Grandmother.  "It is our duty to preserve freedom.  It is our duty to give people the freedom to be themselves."

"How could people not be themselves?" I asked.

"Some people think we should give poor people things so they won't have to do without."

"That's a nice thing to do.  What's wrong with that?" I asked.

"If you give people charity, the people will think you don't have faith in their ability to do for themselves.  When you give them charity you take away their pride." said Grandmother.

"What is pride, Grandmother?"

"Pride is Joy. Pride is satisfaction, happiness, pride is dignity and self-respect."

"Grandad's horses are Pride and Joy!"

"Just think how Grandad wouldn't be able to work if you took away Pride and Joy. It's the same with the poor people.  You can't give them charity without taking their ability to work.  If you take away their Pride and Joy, they have no dignity.  They become slaves to those who do for them what they should be doing for themselves."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Benghazi Heroes - a Poem

A tribute to those left out there to die"

Written by Col. William Bauer, USMC.

“The Battling Bastards of Benghazi”

We're the Battling Bastards of Benghazi,
no fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell,
defending the country we loved so well.
It wasn't our job, but we answered the call,
fought to the consulate, 'n scaled th' wall.
We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate,
led them to safety, 'n stood at th' gate.
Just the two of us, 'n foe by th' score,
but we stood fast to bar th' door.
We called for reinforcement, but it was denied,
so we fought, 'n we fought, 'n we fought, 'n we died.
We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
'n Obama didn't give a damn,
just two dead SEALS, who carried the load,
no thanks to us, we were bumps in the road.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ANY WAR, ANY TIME by Zachary A. Shellman

A short story written by my son, Zach. 

It is quiet, it is so quiet. Everything seems to stop for the sunrise. Everything seems to become quieter until the sun breaks over the mountains in the East, as if the world were holding its breath.

As the sun rises it bathes everything in a rich orange light.

I think it strange how something so beautiful could happen here, in this place of death and destruction.

Some people take these things for granted, but not me. I see the beauty in these things, because I know it may be the last time I ever see them.

Nature is very persistent, you know. Nature knows when things aren’t right, and she tries to compensate for it in her own small way. For example, when the old building, the one I used to go to when I needed to think, was hit by an artillery shell, it was totally leveled, but, a month later there were flowers. They weren’t large and abundant. They were small and barely surviving, but they were there, and they were growing from the rubble.

Some other people don’t notice these things, like my brother. The only thing he notices is his rifle needs to be cleaned. He is a soldier, following his beliefs. Everyone has a right to their beliefs, but he is almost fanatical. He holds his beliefs in higher regard than sleep. He is only 16. He should not be concerned with fighting. He should be involved with girls, not worrying how much ammunition he should carry.

It’s all too crazy.

A gunshot. From where? Another one, coming from down the street. I see two people running down the street trying to dodge sniper fire.

I remember a time of peace, a time of quiet before the violence and the suffering. I remember a time when my Anka and I were walking down the road, just enjoying each other’s company. We were so happy. She was the most beautiful, the most gentle, the sweetest creature in the world. I loved her more than anything else. But she is gone now. She was killed during the first explosions of the artillery shells that hit this once peaceful city. I think that she was the lucky one, she died before she could learn how cruel human beings could be to each other.

It all seems so far away now, a thousand years away, the memories are like ghosts that fade out of the present time.

I see more clearly now the people running from the gunshots. They are almost directly below me in the street now. One of them has fallen, no he’s been shot. Who is he? I make my way down from the top floor of the deserted building. I reach the bottom floor now, but he has his back to me. I can’t tell who it is. He is trying to move into the cover of the building across the street. I yell, "Hey!" to get his attention. He rolls over and points his pistol in my direction. I see his face. It’s my brother! He recognizes me and the most sorrowful look comes to his face. I run to him, forgetting the bullets for a moment, and drag him to the other side of the street.

We are almost there when I am knocked to the ground, and an intense burning sensation rips through my chest. I ignore it, my only thought to get my brother to safety. I pull him to the doorway of the building and examine him. He has been shot through the thigh. As I remove my shirt to use as a tourniquet, the pain in my chest comes back and forces me to stop. I look down and my shirt is covered in blood. I don’t know how, but I grit my teeth through the pain and tie my shirt around my brother’s leg.

I am able to sit back now. I notice my mouth has gone completely dry, and the pain in my chest is worse with every breath. The ghosts of the past are coming back now, my tenth birthday, the day I first met my Anka, the day I graduated from high school. So many days past. So many days yet to come. Everything is suddenly growing darker, the pictures are fading from my eyes, everything is quiet once again. A light grows before me, I can’t look, it’s too bright. And then I am standing next to Anka, and my parents are there saying I saved my brother’s life. He will live a long life, because of me. We walk toward the light and I know I will be happy here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


There is no attribution other than "BY A 15 yr. OLD SCHOOL KID who got an A+ for his entry....."

Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer are not allowed in
most public schools anymore, because the word 'God' is mentioned, a kid in
Arizona wrote the attached NEW School prayer:

"New Pledge of Allegiance"
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you
before my Father. '

If you aren't ashamed to do it, please pass this on.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Hostess Twinkies

a bottle about the size of a Twinkie

twelve 12 x 14 inch pieces of aluminum foil

pastry bag



4 egg whites

One 16-ounce box golden pound cake mix

2/3 cup water

Nonstick spray


2 Tbsp butter

1/3 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 drops lemon extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Fold each piece of foil in half twice. Wrap

the folded foil around the bottle to create a mold. Leave the top open for

pouring the batter in. Make twelve of these molds and arrange on a cookie

sheet. Spray the inside of each with nonstick spray.

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Combine with cake mix and water, and beat

about 2 minutes until thoroughly blended. Pour batter into molds, filling

each about 3/4 inch deep. Bake about 30 minutes, or until the cake is

golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

For the filling, cream the butter and shortening. Slowly add the sugars

while beating. Add the evaporated milk, vanilla and lemon extracts. Mix on

medium speed until completely smooth and fluffy. When the cakes are done

and cooled, use a toothpick to make three small holes in the bottom of

each one. Move the toothpick around the inside of each cake to make room

for filling. Using the pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through

all three holes.

Makes 12

Monday, October 8, 2012


A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "unlikablility."

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:
1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)
4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America?
7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America's scorn.
9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.
10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you un-relatable to Americans.

Personal Information:
His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor
of the State of Michigan
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.
B.A. from Brigham Young University,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
Working Background:
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a
Mormon missionary.
After going to both Harvard Business School and
Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan
bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity
investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the
United States.
In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost
to Ted Kennedy.
He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic
In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of
Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store
in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over
2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds
of business miracles again and again, with companies
like Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel,
Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama,
Home Depot Supply and many others.
He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for
his dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad's governor's
office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and state president of
his church for ten years.
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake
Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of
Massachusetts for four years.
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men
in our country but has given more back to its citizens
in terms of money, service and time than most men.
And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity,
almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes,
Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
He will show us his birth certificate
He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his social security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice.
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
He will show us he has nothing to hide.
Mitt Romney's background, experience and
trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and
an excellent citizen for President of the United States.
You may think that Romney may not be the best
representative the Republicans could have selected.
At least I know what religion he is, and that he won't
desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers,
or practice fiscal irresponsibility.
I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle
that the current regime has gotten us into. We won't
like all the things necessary to recover from this
debt, but someone with Romney's background can do it.
But, on the minus side, he never was a "Community
Organizer", never took drugs or smoked pot, never
got drunk, did not associate with communists
or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor
called for God to damn the US.
[Poster's Note:  I would love to be able to attribute this to an author, but received this info in an unattributed email. The facts are true according to my research.]

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Obama Fairy Tale

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land

called America , having lost their morals, their initiative, and their

will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that

person known as "The One."

He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He

hypnotized the people telling them, "I am sent to save you." My lack

of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my

association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you

with hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the

land that he who proceeded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation,

and that all he has built must be destroyed. And the people rejoiced,

for even though they knew not what "The One" would do, he had promised

that it was good; and they believed. And "The One" said "We live in

the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!"

And the people said, "Hallelujah! Change is good!"

Then He said, "We are going to tax the rich fat-cats." And the

people said "Sock it to them!" "And redistribute their wealth." And

the people said, "Show us the money!" And the he said, "

redistribution of wealth is good for everybody.."

And Joe the plumber asked, " Are you kidding me? You're going to

steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??" And "The One"

ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe's personal records were hacked and publicized.

One lone reporter asked, "Isn't that Marxist policy?" And she was

banished from the kingdom.

Then a citizen asked, "With no foreign relations experience and

having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with

radical terrorists?" And "The One" said, "Simple. I shall sit with

them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they

will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!" And the people

said, "Hallelujah!! We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons

into free cars for the people!"

Then "The One" said "I shall give 95% of you lower taxes." And one,

lone voice said, "But 40% of us don't pay ANY taxes." So "The One"

said, "Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!"

And the people said, "Hallelujah! Show us the money!"

Then "The One" said, "I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell

your homes!" And the people yawned and the slumping housing market

collapsed. And He said. "I shall mandate employer-funded health care

for every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every

person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the

clinics." And the people said, "Give me some of that!"

Then he said, "I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas."

And the people said, "Where's my rebate check?"

Then "The One" said, "I shall bankrupt the coal industry and

electricity rates will skyrocket!" And the people said, "Coal is

dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don't care for that part

about higher electric rates." So "The One" said, Not to worry. If

your rebate isn't enough to cover your expenses, we shall bail you out.

Just sign up with the ACORN and you troubles are over!"

Then He said, "Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let's

grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches,

free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing..." And

the people said, "Hallelujah!" and they made him king!

And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and

ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others

simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto

a rock dropped from a cliff.

The bank banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a

crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.

Then "The One" said, "I am the "the One"- The Messiah - and I'm here

to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have

enough!" But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. "Wait a

minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have

to pay more... And "The One" said, "Wait a minute. That is

unfair!!" And the world said, "Neither are these other idiotic

programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist state and

a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!"

And the people cried out, "Alas, alas!! What have we done?" But yea

verily, it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon

him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation

was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or

shelter or hope. And the Change "The One" had given them was as like

unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that

consumed all that they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish,

"give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!" But it was too

late, and their homeland was no more.

You may think this a fairy tale, but it's not. It's happening RIGHT NOW

THIS really tells it like it is. After reading it -- and before you go into the bathroom to throw-up -- forward it to your friends and those you know who care about our country and what is happening to it under the rule of Commissar Obamanation.

P.S. -- Yeah, this is too true to be funny.. Tragic, but not funny; tragic but true.


This was written by someone Anonymously but obviously very clever.  I wish I had the author's name.

Why I Don't Trust The Mainstream Media

Before the 2008 election I noticed suddenly there were no reports about Obama in the mainstream news.  While the press was ruthlessly attacking Sarah Palin and even making up lies about her, there was nothing being said about Obama.  Even though the man had a Muslim name and Muslims had just recently flown airplanes into buidings killing Americans!  No questions about him, no articles saying anything at all about his history.  No articles of journalistic investigation were being published anywhere!  No mention of the similarity between his name and Osama bin Laden's name!  Everytime I saw the Obama/Biden bumper stickers I was reminded of Osama bin Laden!  I couldn't understand why this man Obama was not triggering good old fashioned Investigative Journalism! Nothing!

As a journalism student I  arrived at the unpleasant fact that the news media no longer engage in reporting the news, still clinging to the belief that journalism still held to the ethics of journalism I'd learned in college and believing there was still honesty in the press. I finally accepted the fact that writers in sources like the NYT leaned Left, and the NY Post leaned mostly Right, and I began reading AP releases and the like, but then realized even they were  slanted and editorializing.   As a result, I began searching for foreign sources, such as the Guardian and the Telegraph from the UK, AFP, Pravda, and Al Arabia. Though they're often anti-American, they also jump on the phony reporting, and serve as a pinnochio testing meter for the US mainstream media as well as the Obama administration.

So far as trusting the television news reporting, it is just more slanted and cannot be relied upon.  It has become nothing more than opinions put forth by people masquerading as "news" reporters. Granted a lot of the news we learn online in opinion articles is also slanted but there if one is searching for truth it is always possible to look for confirmation. 
American journalism students have been learning from Socialist/Communist instructors. There is no way to get around this fact.  I noticed this in the early 60's.  I hoped they were few and far between but it became more and more obvious they were taking over the educational system. 
The New Media, lead by Andrew Breitbart and continuing in his memory is taking up the slack for reporting news honestly and accurately and according to the standards we learned in school.  Let's see that we continue reporting the Truth.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mitt Romney
A Contract with America

Preamble: America can no long thrive, let alone survive, beneath the broken promises and recycled rhetoric of failed leadership, political demagoguery, and radical policies that threaten the tried and true ideals of our Constitution. Therefore, to ensure the institutions of integrity, accountability, and common sense are returned to the forefront of our beloved republic, the doorsteps of every American citizen, I pledge to fulfill the following objectives, or I, Willard Milton Romney, will not seek re-election in 2016.
With 33% of the population out of the workforce – the highest since World War II - and a record 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, the American dream is in endanger of suffocating beneath the dregs of Big Government. Since 2008, food stamp recipients have doubled from 23 million to an astounding 47 million, and a record 7 million Americans have now lost their homes. Instead of an economy that produces skilled jobs that affords citizens quality housing, transportation, education for their children, and health care, struggling families are left with the crumbs of socialism and are routinely blackmailed with welfare as if it’s the pinnacle of their existence. Everyone needs assistance time to time, and there is no shame in that reality, but we owe it to ourselves and our families to do everything in our power to succeed. If the truth be known, the American work ethic, fueled by unprecedented competition and innovation, is this nation’s single, greatest catalyst for prosperity and an unsurpassed quality way of live. We must revive and honor that premise if America is to once again serve as a beacon of hope and opportunity, rather than a doormat for dependency and decay.

Simply put, it is a dereliction of duty not to balance the budget. Raising the national debt a record 5.5 trillion in a mere 3.5 years, more than the first 40 presidents combined, Barack Obama has recklessly driven America off a fiscal cliff that now consumes 100% of our GDP. If taxpayers handled their finances in the same manner as the federal government, their families would be bankrupt and homeless within a month. The FED’s systemic, irresponsible printing of money – which increases debt and spurs inflation – to artificially inflate markets solely for the sake of one’s personal agenda is nothing more than unforgivable and a ripe recipe for disaster. Most of all, it is insulting to citizens who are paying elected officials to squander away our money, let alone to destroy the value of the dollar, and along with it, income levels and property values. Balancing the budget is a prerequisite for any respectable government.
The trillion dollar leviathan known as Obamacare is an assault on our freedoms, the Constitution, and the quality of our nation’s medical care. Barack Obama claimed his health care law was by no means a tax, merely a patriotic requirement, but then proceeded to have his legal team invoke the commerce clause in order to claim taxing authority before the Supreme Court. In the wake of our President’s deception, health premiums have risen by $3500 and the largest tax increase in American history will take effect in less than three months. My administration will tackle meaningful and responsible reform in the areas of pre-existing conditions, the affordability of prescriptions, the cost of emergency/surgical care, and everyday health necessities. Furthermore, we will work to preserve and strengthen Medicare, not conspire to siphon its resources to fund a selfish agenda. Americans deserve the highest quality healthcare, autonomy over their medical affairs, without undue government interference and waste.

From maximizing our own resources to partnering with neighboring countries, America will fully utilize and develop its own natural resources instead of allowing our economy, businesses, and citizens to be held hostage by a handful of indifferent Middle Eastern countries. I will open our shores for energy development, immediately approve the Keystone pipeline to prioritize regional investment, restore transparency and fairness to reforms designed to protect the environment without destroying jobs or paralyzing industry, and I will encourage private-sector development of new energy technologies that will begin to pave the road towards American energy independence and a renewed prosperity. Barack Obama’s shameless policy of funding and promoting off-shore drilling by South American countries such as Venezuela, those unscrupulous leaders who detest America’s prominence, is an attack on American sovereignty and our economic freedoms.

Our faith in God is intrinsic to the American story – the genesis of our natural born rights – and the foundation of the Constitution of the United States. Although I fully support and pledge to protect religious freedom – whether one subscribes to atheism, Christianity, Mormonism, Judaism, Islam, or agnosticism – I reject the progressive “mutually exclusive” interpretation of Separation of Church and State; which, for the record, was never intended to exclude God from our public institutions, merely to ensure religious freedom. Likewise, the First Amendment was never intended to protect our laws from sound religious values; it was intended to protect our religious values from Government tyranny. The fact the Democratic Party recently and overwhelmingly banned God at their national convention – only to be forced back into their platform after mass public outrage – speaks to how far left Democrats have fallen in a mere four years. Ronald Reagan said it best when he profoundly exclaimed, “We are never defeated unless we give up on God.” Sadly, that day is fast approaching if we do not renew our faith.

Abortion, in its most glorified state, is nothing more than the death of a human being. Yet, Democrats have convinced countless women it is a natural born right, some sort of magical rite of passage, and the crux of an imaginary war on women. The fact liberals equate opposition to abortion, one’s willing choice to take a life, to the abomination of slavery – losing your human rights, if not your life involuntarily - is reprehensible and a complete lack of perspective. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, well over 50 million babies have been aborted in America, some nine times more than the Holocaust. Sadly, that total is meaningless to those same individuals who instead chose to hold weekly protests over 4,000 casualties incurred during the Iraqi War; a number that is surpassed by a single of abortions across this nation. In short, how can anyone support women’s rights, if they do not support their right to be born? I will oppose abortion - except in the cases of rape or incest - whenever given the opportunity.

The institution of marriage is one that has predominantly been defined by religious doctrine, our Judeo-Christian values, for millennium. Within this historical context, I believe marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman, a love consecrated before God to live according to his commandments and raise children in his image. Therefore, I vow to protect the institution of marriage itself; regardless of pop culture relativism or those who dishonor its relevance with modern day promiscuity and abuse. For those who maliciously twist my views solely for political gain, I unequivocally support the rights of gay Americans. No man or woman, regardless of their sexuality or gender, should be discriminated against in any facet of society; from equal opportunity, to work related benefits, or the failure to recognize civil unions. Their constitutional rights are non-negotiable. Likewise, hate crimes against homosexuals, or any group for that matter, will not be tolerated.

Our right to bear arms is a key cornerstone of the Constitution, which is nothing more than a limitation on Government, not individual rights. Activists live to shamelessly politicize tragedies – school shootings, work related violence, etc - hoping our Second Amendment rights will be stripped away by whipping public anger into an inescapable vacuum of mass hysteria. These same Constitutional terrorists, who can’t keep drugs off the streets, let alone out of our schools, would leave us at the mercy of thugs and lowlife opportunists, not to mention vulnerable to government tyranny; Thomas Jefferson’s most profound reason for preserving our right to bear arms. Until the day comes gun opponents can guarantee every single criminal is stripped of every possible conceivable weapon, that our government will never abuse its power and usurp our freedoms, that no one uses a rifle to provide food for their family, and that they have the votes necessary to amend the Constitution of the United States...don't even bother! And even if, by some miracle, those improbable events do converge, I still respectfully digress. Although I recognize the need to and pledge to regulate the most destructive firearms, our God given rights, your right to self-preservation, supercedes any attempt by subversive politicians to remove the final lynch pin of subjugation.

Secure Our Borders/Honor Legal Immigration
Failure to secure our borders in a post 9/11 world is nothing short of criminal and a slap in the face to every victim and family member imbued on that tragic day. Throw in the fact Barack Obama ordered the Department of Justice and Homeland Security to cease prosecuting any identified or arrested illegal immigrants, and you essentially have a President with no regard for the rule of law or the safety of the American people; merely an insatiable desire to win re-election. For decades Democrats have perpetuated the fallacy Republicans detest immigration because they’re racist; all despite the fact impoverished Mexico has much stricter laws than the United States.

On the contrary, our greatest minds and success stories were all immigrants at one time. No, we are not against immigration, not by any means, merely acutely aware of the inherent dangers of illegal immigration. As one of many patriots who love this country and the Constitution, I recognize we all must honor the promise of America by welcoming freedom-loving people who wish nothing more than to seek a better life. However, when millions of undocumented immigrants pour into our nation unchecked, it creates an unbearable strain on housing, our educational system, hospitals, and law enforcement. In short, it is literally bankrupting America and is unfair to all legal citizens – natural born or naturalized – who must bear the burden. If anything, we must find ways to make immigration a more accessible and streamlined process for those willing to respect this great nation, her laws, and the opportunities afforded within.

Promoting global peace, freedom and strengthening international ties will always be a priority of my presidency, but never at the expense of American interests, safety, and lives. Pretending evil and injustice does not exist will not save us from its wrath. It is the equivalent of watching a rape across the street and doing nothing to stop it. That being said, we will not financially aid or recognize those regimes – including the Muslim Brotherhood – who stand in stark contrast to nearly every ideal America was predicated upon. The fact Barack Obama has voiced renewed support for those radicals who deny women basic human rights, stone gays to death, and even murder children under the barbaric veil of fanaticism, is unacceptable and duplicitous at best; especially considering how Democrats viscously attacked Chick-Fil-A for merely voicing their opposition to gay marriage, or how liberals routinely claim abortion – but the actual lives of Islamic women – is protected by law. Sharia Law, must not, and will not, be recognized in any branches of our government, nor will any United Nations resolution be allowed to impose such unapologetic tyranny on American citizens.

Regardless of the disputed threats facing America, our military will be well maintained, well armed, and our veterans honored for the heroes they are; no longer deemed the greatest terrorist threat against this republic because they are sworn “liberty lovers” and thus an ideological threat to Barack Obama’s anti-American agenda. For without their dedication and sacrifice, freedom is but an anecdote of conquered nations. Our Missile Defense Shield will not be pawned to Russian tacticians, China’s military ascension and human rights violations will not go unchecked, Jerusalem will be recognized as Israel’s rightful capital, and our consulates and embassies will never again be left to the whims of ignorance and apathy. America first, because if we don’t, who will?