"That this world without boundaries demands" ??? Really ??? "An endless capacity for risk" ??? Really ??? On whose terms??? I think I will stick to MLK’s philosophy to never be afraid to do what’s right.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When I heard about the limit on the number of rounds or bullets I was floored. It seems to me that our federal Govt has a problem enforcing the laws that are already on the books. With our Govt it’s do as I say, not as I do and who pays the price? Law Abiding Citizens do, that’s who. Bad people lie, cheat, steal, murder and are not interested in following the rules. You don’t want to get me started on what I think of our mental healthcare system. That’s another ball of wax. (sigh)
Friday was the second Friday in the month of January. That means that just about every American has now received their first paycheck of 2013, and just about every American has howled about how much money is missing from it. Anyone who didn’t listen to the Republicans during the election and who thought the tax increases would hit only the richest one percent is getting a rude awakening, as the payroll tax reverts back to its pre-2010 level.
And this is only the beginning: the heavy cost of Obamacare will be the next big bite. Many companies are already scaling back raises or staff, like the Wendy’s franchisees in Nebraska who cut 100 fulltime workers down to 28 hours a week because they can’t afford to buy them all health insurance. They’ll have to figure out how to buy it themselves, on just 28 hours of pay a week. And another tax took effect January 1st, maybe the most unpopular of all: the Obamacare 2.3 percent tax on medical devices. Why anyone would think it’s a good idea to make needed medical devices more expensive is a mystery. But even if you think it won’t touch you because you don’t have a pacemaker or other high-tech device, consider this: it also applies to your kids’ teeth. A set of braces costs up to $7600, and that tax just added $175 more. This is why Ronald Reagan used to say that the biggest lie of all time is “I’m from Washington, and I’m here to help you.”
I've decided to give up social networking for lent this year. Yep, you heard me and you read it right here. Let me repeat myself: I. am. giving up. social networking. for lent.
Social Networking is coming OFF my smart phone, too. If I have something to share I will do it on my BLOGS. So, if you are connected to me that way, you'll still be able to communicate with me. Same goes for my e-mail address or text messaging on my mobile.
Social Networking will be deleted from my computer's bookmarks manager as well. There will be NO SOCIAL NETWORKING for me FOR lent. Blogging - yes, Social Networking - no. :)
I'm looking forward to this Lenten Season and have thought a lot about it for quite some time. I think this sacrifice fits perfectly with what I'm trying to accomplish. Putting it in writing and declaring it will hopefully keep me accountable.
Okay, on with my day!!! I have more good stuff to post - stay tuned!!! :)
“The President had originally said he wanted $1.6 trillion in revenue,” she said on “Face the Nation.” “He took it down to 1.2 as a compromise in this legislation. We get $620 billion dollars, very significant, high-end tax, changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent, but that is not enough on the revenue side.” ~Nancy Pelosi
Here is an example of a public conversation that went down earlier this week. This discussion depicts the frustration running rampant in our nation. I have changed the names to protect the individuals in spite of the fact that this discussion did take place in a public forum. You might think this is a bit of a stretch, even for me, but this is why I will never register as libertarian.
I once took a quiz online that said I was 99.9% libertarian. I am more conservative that I am libertarian and as much as libertarians want to say that marijuana is not part of their platform the more I want to scoff because every time I have ever considered a politician who claimed to be libertarian...they turned me off right away with their platform turning to the legalization of marijuana.
With all the important issues we have on deck a politician who trumps it all with the legalization of marijuana TURNS. ME. OFF. Yes, POTHEAD ALERT...!!! I can't take you seriously if legalization of marijuana is THAT important you. Drug addiction is a problem in this country and I do NOT want POTHEADS paving the way. Period.
KMH: John Boehner says we have too much debt. Drives us over fiscal cliff. Gets re-elected. #GOPFAIL
AS: #GOPFAILFAILFAIL (as usual)
JP: And people wonder why I am ready to leave the GOP
CK: Only in the perverse town of DC in this insane country called America.
CDF: You haven't left? Join us at the Libertarian Party, lp.org
AS: As soon as you guys get rid of your pothead politicians I will be more than ready to register as Libertarian!
KK: I'm looking at Constitution Party....
EL: Hey JP, duh!!! You think?
CDF: The country faces a real fiscal cliff, destruction of our constitutional rights, and endless war, and AS is worried about weed. She's probably better off with the Republicans.
ALK: They act like the govt is a separate entity...
AS: Ever tried having a conversation with a burned out pothead? It's not a lot of fun. It never really ends at just marijuana either. I'm for the Constitution and as Conservative as it gets. Don't like potheads. Never have, never will.
JP2: This is sick. Not to mention all the pork these guys tried to throw in the Sandy aid! They will kill our country... this debt ceiling will expire in March...
CD: Mrs. AS, libertarianism is not about drugs. It is about Liberty. Respect for liberty demands that we all mind our own business. What the pothead down the street does with his own time, in his own home, is of no concern to you. If you don't like his lifestyle, don't join his activities. But you must recognize that you have absolutely NO authority to keep him from doing it. Libertarians don't want everyone to get high; we just want people to understand that it is unacceptable and unjust to use force (govt) against another human being for the purpose of curbing his vices. This is why libertarians oppose laws against drug use, prostitution, gambling, etc.
KMH: That sounds all well and good CD except that there is a God, and He does not want us destroying our bodies, and no one lives in a vacuum. The pot addict's addiction affects family, friends, and depending on his/her other activities, the general public. There is no such thing as a victimless crime. Prostitution is human trafficking.
LM: Call your Reps and tell them the only cure is to deeply and immediately cut govt. So, don't raise the debt ceiling and call on Obama and the Dems to reform and privatize entitlements so they can free up some extra cash flow. (Currently revenue is sufficient for entitlements, the military, courts and jails.) Then insist upon a lower flat tax and an end to cronyism in subsidy and regs. Then cut all the non-military, non-defense spending from the DoD spending Bills and end Afghanistan and Iraq beyond "consultants". Then let's see if they really need any more borrowing capability.
1) Taxes: the bill fails to protect the economy from all the tax hikes. Everything from capital investment, to labor, to consumption, and even death will be more heavily taxed in 2013. None of that will spur economic growth.
2) Spending: remember when both President Obama and Speaker Boehner talked about a “balanced approach?” This bill is a classic Washington tax-and-spend bill with no spending cuts to be found. What’s worse, it actually includes billions in new spending.
3) Even while raising taxes on hardworking Americans, Congress recognized that high taxes hurt economic growth and so they handed out myriad special carve outs so their friends wouldn’t feel the bite. Wind energy, motorsports entertainment complexes and even the hard-up Hollywood tycoons got a special tax break in the bill.
Shame on You: PAUL RYAN. Lady Liberty gets exactly what she deserves.
Oh, the GOP is dead. I believe this to be the icing on the cake among other flavors. Yeah, they will cry tears and lay blame. It's more of the same business as usual in Washington D.C. I'm sick of it. I'm also sick of the FOOLS who don't pay attention to what is going on in this country. I am registered to vote as a Republican. It's just a label. This conservative will be changing her label to something other than what resides in Washington D.C. Republicans and Democrats can kiss it.
Pretty soon we'll all be equally poor swimming in poop.