Had to share… (remember, this is not real – it is sarcasm)

fake fb convoThis originally appeared at SuckersOnParade.blogspot.com.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/nancy-pelosi-discussed-benghazi-facebook-page/

 

 

The truth is… Oh, LOOK!!! SHINY THINGS!!!!!

darth-vader-disco-ballDonald Sterling, future former owner of the LA Clippers, is a registered Republican. He is also a racist and one who has been convicted of discrimination based on race and ethnicity in regard to his real estate holdings. This is true and the Liberal Media is having a field day with it.

  •       Shiny Thing – Those damned Conservatives and their cohorts in crime, the Republicans, are at it again. Racist bastards. “No doubt there are plenty of racists in the Democratic Party, but day by day by day it becomes even clearer that the Republican Party is the real home to racists.” (The New Civil Rights Movement, April 28, 2014)
  •       Truth – Donald Sterling donated $2,000 to the campaign coffers of Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ), $1,000 to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and $1,000 to Gov. Gray Davis (D-CA). There is no record that Donald Sterling contributed to Republican candidates. (littlesis.org) Why he remains a RHINO is beyond me. However, his history is well known and the Democratic candidates who accepted his money became conveniently ignorant for the sake of the almighty campaign contribution. Is this not “racism by proxy”?

Syria is a mess. It seems that bodies are floating down the main river – victims of the government or the Al Qaeda linked “freedom fighters” is unknown. Biological weapons are still being used by Assad against his own people, despite the promise to our Ego in Chief that they would be dismantled and destroyed. Putin is running with scissors, laughing as he dances across the Ukraine. Iran is increasing their employment numbers by working feverishly to build their precious centrifuges since most of the sanctions against them have been lifted. An American Pastor languishes in one of the most dangerous prisons in that dung pit. In other words, America doesn’t mean shit to the despots of the world anymore. The administration has seriously damaged our standing in the world in one swell foop.

  •       Shiny Thing – Some crazy rancher is grazing his cattle on federal lands and threatening tortoises. He is a tax cheat and should be in prison. His supporters had guns. They scared the BLM (and whatever paramilitary troops were there to back them up) and, to top it all off HE IS A RACIST!!!!!
  •       Truth – Yes, Cliven Bundy has not paid his federal grazing fees for 20 years, but he has made payments to Clark County, Nevada on a regular basis for the use of this property (which I assume is paid for by taxpayers and belongs to every American citizen equally). However, there is a fine line between fees and taxes, as Barry should know. That fine distinction is the only reason we are stuck with his crap health care bill. Until the BLM decided that the land near the Bundy Ranch was a good place for a solar farm, Mr. Bundy was brought to court twice and the matter seemed to fade as time went by. The jury is out as to whether he is a racist or is simply not articulate enough to properly explain the concept of government control he believes is holding all of us down.
  •       Truth – Any “Commander in Chief” who believes that Putin is just a regional annoyance, or that making friends with the Iranians by giving them money is a good thing is a fucking moron and I am not afraid to call it as I see it. Any “President” who has not made one iota of effort to free three American hostages – a doctor in Pakistan, a soldier in Afghanistan (we think) and a pastor in Iran – will never get my respect.
  •       Truth – If Barry draws any more “red lines” in the sand, the earth is going to resemble Mars when viewed from the International Space Station. And, some of that red will be the blood of innocents. And, this happened on his watch.

On September 11, 2012, four Americans were murdered while serving our country in Benghazi, Libya. As I showed in a previous post, our government was warned of possible actions against Americans and American interests well ahead of this horrible tragedy. New emails were released proving that the idea to blame the attacks at Benghazi on a really bad, soft-porn video was concocted by Barry and his band of Merry Muckrakers.

  •       Shiny Thing – Fox News won’t report anything good Sir Ego does. According to him, he has had many successes that don’t get any press. Don’t hate the player, hate the press. They, particularly Fox, will not let things go when they are clearly over, solved, finito, nothing but manufactured crises. None of this matters anymore – but LOOK!!!! I played soccer with a robot!!!!
  •       Shiny Thing 2 – Because President George W. Bush went after Sadam Hussein, Al Qaeda was allowed to run rampant across the Middle East and in America. Once again, it is all George Bush’s fault (yawn).
  •       Truth – The more time goes by, the more we come to realize what we already suspected to be the truth – President Obama was directly involved in manipulating (and I am being nice) the facts about Benghazi in order to win a second term. He is not going to slip out of this one with a glass of beer and a handshake. Not this time.
  •       Truth – Even though The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 proposed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) is supposedly aimed at racist, sexist and every other form of “ist” speech used online, etc., it opens the door for the government to tag as Hate Speech words written by those who disagree with them – sort of like Facebook is doing.  Here is the excuse they are using to once again attempt to restrict our First Amendment Rights – “’We have recently seen in Kansas the deadly destruction and loss of life that hate speech can fuel in the United States, which is why it is critical to ensure the Internet, television and radio are not encouraging hate crimes or hate speech that is not outside the protection of the First Amendment,’ said Markey.” (adweek.com)(emphasis added). Only because I love to pound things home with a sledgehammer – notice the law calls for regulating speech that IS protected by our First Amendment.

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/lawmakers-call-examination-hate-speech-media-157066

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/sorry-conservatives-donald-sterling-is-a-registered-republican/news/2014/04/28/86458
http://littlesis.org/person/74800/Donald_Sterling/political?start_cycle=1990&end_cycle=2012&commit=go#about

What a Fool Believes…

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves, whether they can have any property they can call their own, whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them…Let us therefore animate and encourage each other and show the whole world that a freeman contending for LIBERTY [sic] on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” – General George Washington July 2, 1776. (emphasis added)

What prompted the BLM to act against the Bundys now? After all, their cattle had been grazing the area surrounding the ranch for generations. The desert tortoises hadn’t complained. Neither had any of the other protected wildlife or vegetation residing there. No, Cliven Bundy had not paid grazing fees to the BLM for twenty years, but he did make payments to Clark County, Nevada.

Mr. Bundy’s beliefs might seem a bit archaic (and a touch odd to some), but he is among the growing number of Americans who believe the federal government has a specific and limited purpose according to our Constitution. He is a firm believer in State’s rights. He does not believe managing property, or restricting tax paying citizens of the United States from accessing it, is one of the limited governmental functions. Truthfully, was he harming the land? The tortoises? Other people?

Oh, wait! Stupid me. He was in the way of Harry Greed increasing the thickness of his wallet. Even the tortoise knows you don’t screw with Harry’s wallet:

“Several observers have suggested that the fight between Bundy and the federal government revolves around an endangered tortoise. Although there’s some truth to this claim, it lacks important context.

Here’s a timeline of events:

  • 1993: The Lake Mead National Recreation Area for the National Park Service reduce the number of cattle that could graze on the Bunkerville allotment “to 150 because of the emergency listing of the desert tortoise as an endangered species,” according to a formal agency official.
  • 1993: Bundy “fires” the BLM.
  • 1994: The Fish and Wildlife Service formally identifies Gold Butte as an area “critical to the long-term survival of the desert tortoise.”
  • 1994: Federal officials revoke Bundy’s grazing permit for failure to pay and failure to reduce the number of his cattle. The Bunkerville allotment is closed to grazing.
  • 1998: The Bureau of Land Management closes off the Gold Butte area to cattle.
  • 2013: The Bureau of Land Management announces plans to euthanize “hundreds” of tortoises due to budget restrictions.

Gold Butte being turned into a cattle-free zone wasn’t exactly sudden. It was a few years in the making…” (The Blaze 4/13/2014)

Funny how Harry has been involved in several possible deals to either build solar energy plants with Chinese businessmen (ENN) or establish fracking operations in the area surrounding the Bundy Ranch. So far, none of them have come to fruition. This does not mean that there are not things in the works behind closed doors that could materialize in the future. Harry has a mercenary heart, in my opinion. He can be acquisitive, greedy, grasping, avaricious, covetous, gold-digging, moneygrubbing, and venal – all of these adjectives have applied at one time or another. He is an opportunistic liar. Just think back to his diatribe on the Senate floor accusing those who were (or are being) negatively affected by Obamacare of being liars (takes one to know one, huh Harry?), then denied ever saying it.

There is even a BLM publication http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/blm_library/tech_notes.Par.29872.File.dat/TN_444.pdf

that describes what needs to be done in order to prepare the land for a solar energy facility. This is from page 30: “The resource values found in the Gold Butte ACEC are threatened by: unauthorized activities, including off-road vehicle use, illegal dumping, and trespass livestock grazing; wildfire; and weed infestation. Existing burned areas, unauthorized roads and trails, and areas disturbed by other activities await funding for rehabilitation. Neutralizing these threats and restoring altered ecological systems are the focus of the regional mitigation proposed for this area.”

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So, those who wish to cling to the belief that our government is altruistic and is only interested in maintaining the beauty of the land should refer to the title of this post. Those who insist the insanely heavy-handed way our government chose to deal with a man who owes money, in essence, for back rent was appropriate should refer to the title of this post. And, those who believe that we should all be sheeple and allow our government to run roughshod over us any time they so choose should refer to the title of this post. Those days are gone and the Bundy Ranch fiasco could quite possibly have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.  You are right Harry, “It isn’t over yet.”

2013 “Bite Me” Awards

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For those of you who did not read my first (and only until now) “Bite Me” awards, let me educate you. They are a collection of serious, sarcastic, sometimes angry and often “what the f**k were they thinking?” news and personal items that have been rattling through my head during the year.
Feel free to add on if you think I forgot something. Keep in mind, personal attacks, racial and gender slurs and vulgarities aimed at anyone who comments on my post will not be published. I am a big girl and I can take it, but I will not allow anyone to disrespect my guests.
That being said, here goes:

1. Jahi McMath has been declared brain dead by a judge in California. She is 13. She received a routine tonsillectomy and suffered a cardiac incident post-surgery that placed her in a “vegetative state”. What has truly been lost in all of this is “How did she get this way in the first place?” It is difficult enough to lose a child, but Jahi’s parents have faced this tragedy during what is supposed to be one of the most joyous times for a young girl – Christmas. Isn’t it easy to understand why they are fighting so hard to have her moved to a facility willing to take their insurance and keep her on life support until her “natural death”? However, the hospital she is in currently will not perform the procedure required to transport her to the nursing home because (and I am paraphrasing) they do not perform medical procedures on cadavers. Jahi is not a cadaver to her family, she is their child. This hospital gets a Vacant Heart Bite Me for their complete lack of empathy.

Update:  Jahi’s family won the right to have her moved to a long-term care facility and receive the care she needs.  I will pray for her and her family.  No matter the final outcome, she will always be in the hands of the Angels.

2. Since I am a Libertarian, one could safely assume that the legalization of marijuana in my state does not really bother me. What does bother me is that it seems like the legislators all got together in someone’s mom’s basement with a huge bong, some good skunk weed and a few cases of Lay’s™ potato chips and said “Dude, this legal stuff is a total buzz kill. Just make it okay to smoke and worry about the boring shit later.” “Yeah, man, seriously. Hey, stop hoggin’ on that shit man! I need a hit. Oh, and give me those chips…” It seems as though we are a study-obsessed society. We study everything. The effects of baby poop on our air quality, whether purple hair ties will leak dye into our brains or if e-cigarettes are tempting our youth to become deviant smokers. So, why is it so hard to come up with laws concerning driving under the influence of pot? “Colorado’s Amendment 64, also passed in November 2012, legalizes private pot use by most adults and allows them to grow a small number of marijuana plants. However, no legal blood limit was set for drivers. The debate about what should be done is ongoing” (Edmunds.com, 1/15/2013). You can smoke a joint outside of a restaurant or a store – that’ll just get someone else high if they are forced to stand there, too. Smoke a cigarette and you are lower than a child molester! So, the “But I Got High” Bite Me goes to the Colorado legislators for whatever they were smoking – or not – before they passed this law.

Update:  A chain of sushi restaurants in Colorado has come up with a pairing menu for those who smoke weed.  I wonder if they are only going to allow those 21 and over who do not mind a contact buzz into their restaurants, designate a day specifically for this activity, or just run things like they usually do.  Can’t wait to see how this one plays out…

3. David D. Kirkpatrick of The New York Times wrote, “The violence, though, also had spontaneous elements. Anger at the video motivated the initial attack. Dozens of people joined in, some of them provoked by the video and others responding to fast-spreading false rumors that guards inside the American compound had shot Libyan protesters. Looters and arsonists, without any sign of a plan, were the ones who ravaged the compound after the initial attack, according to more than a dozen Libyan witnesses as well as many American officials who have viewed the footage from security cameras” (nyt.com, 12/28/2013) (emphasis added).

“’I still see pictures on that TV of bloody finger prints on the wall thinking ‘are those my son’s?’ Patricia Smith said” (fox5SanDiego.com, 8/20/2013).

I dare Mr. Kirkpatrick to sit across the table from Mrs. Smith and try to explain his delusional “theories” to a mother who cannot get a straight answer from anyone in Washington. Are the Democrats in Washington so desperate to win their seats in 2014 that they are sending one of their shills out there to rehash an already disproved story and make it appear as though it is new information? For this reason, I am awarding the Manufactured Crises Bite Me to Mr. Kirkpatrick and The New York Times for their valiant efforts to bail out a sinking ship with a thimble.

4. I want to know what planet the Ego in Chief resides upon when he is not on Earth boring us with his condescending speechifying. If he is so concerned about the fact that the House Republicans have not produced a gazillion page roll of toilet paper that masquerades as a Health Care Law, as his does, I have a news flash for him. They haven’t. What they have done is come up with basic solutions to our nation’s health insurance issues as smaller bills that would not cause the chaos his behemoth has. If he wants to know where these solutions are, he needs to look up Harry Reid’s ass. Senator Reid has been sitting on them for years. My personal message to Barack – Barry, babe, it might be too late for you. You are the lamest duck I have ever seen. You would not know the truth if it bit you on the ankle and you think your silken words will lull our ears to believe all we hear you utter. Sorry, Sweet Cheeks, but you are not a Siren. Because your ego is so huge I know leaving a legacy is extremely critical to your self-image. Here’s an idea! Act like a damned grown up, repeal your law and hire people who actually know what they are doing to rewrite it. We do not need to overhaul our entire system, just initiate tort reform, tweek some of the Medicaid and Medicare requirements and allow the health insurance companies to engage in commerce across state lines. Then, maybe Harry can afford to go have surgery so he doesn’t walk around like he has every piece of legislation the House has produced since 2010 up his ass anymore. You might even leave office with a modicum of dignity. Mr. Anointed One, I am awarding you the Aesop’s “The Ass in Lion’s Silk” Bite Me.

5. You might not have done this as a child, but I never listened to my mother so I used to put pennies on the train tracks and watch them stretch and get thinner. Give me some slack – it was a small town and we still had black & white TV back then. Anyway, the penny’s length and width might have increased, but its strength and worth diminished greatly. This is similar to what happens when you just keep printing money in order to solve your problems. More money – worth less. More money – more people have dollars but they are economically weaker. The Holy Shit! We Gotta do SOMETHING! Bite Me of 2013 goes to the Federal Reserve. I am sure my future grandchildren will thank them some day when they are pushing wheelbarrows full of money into Kroger’s to get a loaf of bread.

6. I just found out yesterday – on the local news, mind you – that at least 19,000 Medicaid subscribers have had their HIPAA information hacked in Colorado. Although, we are being half-heartedly assured that no one has had their social security or bank account numbers stolen, I don’t think many are buying it. Our exchange is subsidized by the federal government, so I guess it should have been a foregone conclusion. Why will the government not listen to those who know best and install their security systems first and build upon them? So, this Bite Me is the “AND FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED…”

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which I am awarding to all of those in government who should put their hands down and back away from the techie shit!

7. I have decided to start an organization and request 501(c)(3) status. It will be called Gun Owning, Law Abiding, Constitutional Originalist, Bra Hating Women over 50 Who Don’t Give a Shit About KimYe. So…who’s giving odds on my chances I get approved within the next 10 years? My final Bite Me goes to the IRS and Barry’s campaign machine for Gestapo Tactics Cleverly Disguised as Economic Equity Programs.

Please do not forget me when I am in prison. I have enjoyed writing my blog with the hopes that I have entertained, informed, angered and provoked thought over the years…lol 🙂

Katrina

Thank you, Obamacare! Love, Your Newest Victim

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It is clear that the Ego in Chief doesn’t give a rat’s left gonad about the people of this country unless they are about to enter a voting booth.  Everything he does is to benefit himself(ie), as evidenced above.

With that said, I am going to engage in a little self-centered conversation for a moment – but, my problem may ultimately affect millions of Americans.

As many of you know, I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  Anyone with GOOD medical insurance (at least those of you who have not yet received cancellation notices) might know how difficult it is to get an appointment with a Neurologist or other specialist.  When I was working and had a “Platinum” plan, I had to wait 3 months for an appointment to confirm the diagnosis my GP gave me after taking an MRI.  I also have hypertension that is finally – sort of – under control after years of working with my doctor to find the correct combination of medications.

After losing my job (another story for another time) I could not afford the COBRA plan.  Colorado has a program called Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) and I was able to receive basic care with a small co-pay for a while.  I was advised to apply for Supplemental Security Income Disability Insurance and it took 7 years of applying and re-applying before I was finally approved in 2012.

I now live on $710.00 per month plus I am entitled to Medicaid.  I cannot get SNAP because I am told I make too much (huh?)  or any other assistance from the State.  It is not that I WANT the help, but some days I think it would be nice since I worked hard all of my life and contributed to these programs whenever I received a paycheck.  I am not working because I cannot work – not because I am some welfare baby who lived my life lying on my ass watching Ellen or Days of our Lives.

Yesterday I got an odd phone call from my pharmacy.  It was a robo-call saying that there was a glitch with one of my medications that they were working to clear up.  Okay.  So, I waited and waited, but never got another call.  I intended to pick up my meds today.  I have 10 refills left.  So, I finally called the pharmacy and they told me they could not refill my hypertension meds because Medicaid dropped it from their covered pharmaceuticals.  This medication costs $125.00 a month and there is no generic available.  I cannot afford it anymore, but if I stop it without phasing off of it the side effects include stroke , cardiac “event”, fainting – you know, all the fun stuff.  I never received a notice from Medicaid and now worry that my other meds may not be covered either.  I see many hours on the phone talking to morons in my future.

As of today, according to The Washington Post (I chose a Barry-friendly source so that no one could accuse me of using “flawed” reports from Fox News):

“Approximately 365,000 of those people have purchased private insurance and 803,000 have been determined to be eligible for the public Medicaid program. These numbers count data from both October and November, and show an especially quick growth in HealthCare.gov enrollment.”

EIGHT HUNDRED AND THREE THOUSAND!?!?  I can barely get appointments with my doctors now!  What is going to happen to all of those disabled, poor, elderly or chronically ill patients who have been on Medicaid due to a real need for years?  Are we all going to get pushed aside and left to rot?

I guess, as long as Barry has a hot Danish dignitary to flirt and take selfies with in front of his wife, the American people are not even worth his time giving a shit about…

I will admit that I’m scared and don’t know where to go from here.

Yeah, They Went There…

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“The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government,” – Senator Harry Reid, 2005.

“The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster – if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate – then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse,” – Former Senator Barack H. Obama, 2005.

“I say to my friends on the Republican side, you may own the field right now, but you won’t own it forever,” Biden concluded. “I pray God, when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.” – Former Senator Joe Biden, 2005 as quoted on Mediaite.com.

Now more than ever, Libertarians, Republicans, and Conservatives need to put aside their differences and show a somewhat unified front.  The only option left open to them is to ensure that they acquire a majority in the Senate and maintain it in the House if there is to be any hope that we retain some semblance of the nation our Founding Fathers fought so hard to achieve.

I cannot believe I am saying this, but screw Obamacare!  Take care of the constituents who have been harmed by this Socialist Manifesto disguised as health care.  Once Obamacare implodes (and it will) they all need to work together to ensure that the “fix” is not automatically switching to single-payer – which I believe was the plan all along.  I am not a conspiracy-type person, but there are so many aspects of our government involved in this abortion that it seems all but impossible that it was not their goal from the get.

Do not fool yourselves that the use of this option will be limited to secondary court judges.  History shows once the Anointed One is given an inch, he attempts to take the world.  It can now be used ad nauseum to pass whatever he feels is for “the greater good”.

We can only hope that the moderate Democrats who have been fleeing the sinking ship that is the Obama Administration stay the course and are not coerced into following the Democrats very narrow, very defined party line.  We can only hope that our fellow citizens in red states with Democrats as their Representatives and Senators in Congress stay angry enough to vote them out of office.  And, we can only hope that the Administration does not “encourage” those liberal Supremes who are close to retirement to do so within the next 3 years and use the nuclear option to push through someone who is even more Progressive than even Kagan or Sotomayor.

I fear that many Americans do not understand the dangerous path Harry Reid has chosen to take the Senate down.  Not only for our time, but for our children and grandchildren.  If I were to use a “what if” scenario to show just how much impact giving control to one party could have on this country, it would be this –

What if one of Osama bin Laden’s sons stayed in the United States after he attended college, became a citizen, married a citizen and had children?  What if he began a movement that resulted in courts across the nation recognizing Sharia Law as a right protected under the guise of religious freedom?  What if many in whatever party is in control in the future agree with those rulings and a bill was presented to accept Sharia Law as a federally protected First Amendment right?   Only 51 Senators would have to agree.  What if…

Thanksgiving Roll-Out

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November 20, 2013

Hello, and welcome to my Thanksgiving roll-out.  Since I have already achieved my goal of receiving positive responses to the invitations that I extended earlier in the year, Thanksgiving dinner will be ready on time on Thursday, November 28 at 2pm.

Our turkey hatched in August and I am confident it will be at least 25 lbs. by the due date.

I have hired several chefs to prepare the side dishes.  They have not presented the proposed menu to me as of today due to the fact that I had many rounds of golf to play and, quite frankly, menus are just one of the icky details I should not have to concern myself with.  It is on my desk somewhere awaiting my approval.  One thing I can assure my guests with a 100% degree of certainty is if you want your mashed potatoes, you can keep your mashed potatoes, period.  You will be able to keep your green bean casserole, period.

November 26, 2013

It is clear that the Thanksgiving roll-out has experienced some glitches.  The turkey gained only 10 lbs. and cancellation notices have gone out to those who have been surreptitiously uninvited, leaving them nowhere to go on Thanksgiving.  The sweet potatoes will only be 40% cooked by dinner time and none of the chefs remembered to purchase the ingredients for mashed potatoes.  I was not aware of these glitches directly and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  However, my neighbors are having Thanksgiving dinner as well and this is obviously an attempt to create havoc in our home, which resulted in the aforementioned menu failures.  Former President George W. Bush is also holding a dinner at his home, which has created a potato shortage.  Therefore, it is his fault that there will be no potatoes this year.

November 27, 2013 – 10am

It has come to my attention (again, indirectly) that the directions to our home that were posted online cannot be accessed due to IT errors.  If you require directions, please call 555-555-5555 and talk to my two-year-old niece who has been given minimal training and can refer you to her mother, who knows even less.

November 27, 2013 – Noon

Good news!  We have managed to acquire enough potatoes for dinner tomorrow.  However, we will only offer them between 1 and 1:15pm on Thanksgiving day.  Bad news!  Since there are too many green bean casseroles being served on this day, we will have to drop the casserole from our menu.  This will decrease the cost of our dinner.  If you still wish to have your green bean casserole, our neighbors will be serving it and you must be prepared to be put on their waiting list in order to receive a less-than-adequate helping.

November 27, 2013 – 5pm

We have chosen to ignore the recall of many items by the FDA and will be serving these food items anyway.  We cannot guarantee the security of your health after you have consumed your dinner.  We are not a professional restaurant and are not subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the Health Department in our state.

November 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving Day

We had many chefs working on our dinner.  We were really tired last night and did not get around to checking the final menu until midnight.  Your choices will be limited and not all guests will be able to participate in the actual eating of the dinner.  The majority of you may have to go to the local soup kitchens and partake in the free dinners provided for those in need.  Even though you may not technically qualify for assisted Thanksgiving Dinner, we will find a way for you to enjoy their limited supply of food, even if it means those who truly need it do not get their food.

Again, due to the late collaboration with our chefs, it appears the menu works well when looked at section by section, but does not provide a complete, satisfying meal.  Your dinner will consist of one square inch of turkey and a tablespoon of Stove Top™ stuffing.  We will now have to charge you a fee for this dinner because we did not have enough young, healthy people to assist us in setting the table.

We are looking forward to seeing those of you who were able to find directions to our home and to watching the Lions lose later on.

Katrina

Through the Eyes of a Dreamer – The Speech President Obama Needs to Give

I don’t believe that the greatest dangers to the America we love lie in the big things.  Syria, Egypt, Iran, Russia, China – yes, there are major ramifications both militarily and fiscally if things cannot be dealt with, and soon.  Obamacare is another biggie.  So is the constant printing of more and more money to juice up confidence in the economy.  The NSA, IRS, Benghazi and Fast & Furious (“phony”) scandals are extremely important and creepy on a level that most conspiracy theorists have yet to fathom.  However, we would not have gotten to this point with the larger issues if we had been taking care of the smaller ones all along.

We need to mend from the inside out before we stop caring about our freedoms and allow the government to systematically take them away because we are apathetic.  We need to end our acceptance of responsibility for all of the faults we are constantly being told Americans possess.   We need to stop listening to the government and wake up the inner voice that made us the greatest nation on the planet for generations.  Furthermore, we need to call the POTUS on his avoidance tactics and hold him to working with us to solve the issues that have exacerbated this mess since he took office.

If Barry sincerely cared about his duties as President, he would restrain himself from making divisive remarks about cases that are best settled within the affected States.  He would surround himself with people to whom he owes nothing politically or personally – individuals with the strength of character to say “No” or to make suggestions that may not necessarily be popular with the West Wing crowd.  Maybe one of those people could honestly assess the tone of American citizens and the issues that are important to us would become important to Barry and Congress both.

So, with that being said, the speech Obama needs to give is this…

My fellow Americans, as President I have been to many states in this amazing country and spoken with people from all walks of life.  I know that I have not been as attentive to the small issues that affect our communities on a daily basis, and I could use many things as an excuse for this, but today is not the time for excuses.  Today is a time for working together toward becoming a whole nation once again.

Too many of our young people are dying from acts of violence, be they gang related or otherwise.  We must ask ourselves why these “children” are turning to outside influences such as gangs, television shows, video games and, on occasion, adults with bad intentions, instead of their families, teachers or members of the clergy.  Is it that these people are no longer available to them?  Is it that the constant use of race as a reason for violent acts on the part of people from all races gives the sense of justification to otherwise senseless acts?  Does it create hatred which spawns retaliation, which in turn creates more violence?  I believe all of these factors have contributed to the problem.  

Since most violent crimes involve illegal firearms, I am proposing today that all states, as well as Congress, review the laws concerning sentencing for those who commit violent crimes while in possession of an illegal fire arm.  I believe these laws need to be far stricter than they are and the length of the sentences should be increased with parole no longer being an option.  Sentences for those involved in the sale of these weapons, and those possessing such guns should be strengthened, as well.  Where the federal government has no jurisdiction, and as relates to non-federal trials in the individual states, I believe that the Department of Justice should not involve itself in those cases nor should we, the government, second guess the decisions made by the citizenry of any state.

When it comes to the private life of the President, my staff works diligently to allow my wife and children their private time, without the intrusion of the media, public or even the government.  It has become clear to me that every law abiding citizen deserves the same respect.  How can you have faith in me or the government employees you pay to protect us if you feel as though you are being treated as the enemy?  Common sense will tell you that America does need some sort of system in place to stop acts of terrorism before they occur, however, stricter controls should be in place to ensure that only those found to be – either through personal observation or electronic surveillance – potentially dangerous to the citizenry need be surveyed via high tech means.  Congress has already begun to re-write certain aspects of the Patriot Act that will be available for public inspection two weeks prior to a vote, giving you time to comment to your Senator or Representative about these proposed revisions.

Lastly, the condition of the education system is far from desirable.  In the beginning of my first term I ended the voucher program due to budgetary concerns.  After several years, I have come to realize this program is necessary if we want those who would otherwise not have a chance at a good education to get one.  It is especially important in those areas of the country that are suffering from bad economic times or are located a long distance from the more successful institutions available to other students.  Parents should have the right to choose the best possible education for their children.  That being said, the governors of all 50 states are being asked to create legislation to submit to their respective Congresspersons that provides for voucher programs.  I am confident that we will have a 100% success rate and vouchers will be available in all 50 states by the next calendar year.

There are many more issues that affect the personal lives of all of us.  I have touched on only a few today.  My pledge to you is that I will address more issues each month and give a reporting to the nation of the status of those solutions already being worked on.  No longer will I be the President who avoids the day-to-day issues of my fellow citizens.  I hope to be the President who jumped in with both feet and helped to heal our nation from the inside out.

Show of hands if you think this would ever happen…yeah, me either.

Ramble On…

As the old saying goes (sort of) “If y’all ain’t pissed, y’all ain’t payin’ attention.”

Problem is, everyday there is more to add to the Pissed List and my head is crowded with things that are so unjust, untrue, unfair and against all that I believe this country was meant to be.  I start to write and one personality reminds me of the Immigration debate, or another chimes in about the IRS.  One is incensed at the people who say “Let the NSA listen to me.  I have nothing to hide.  They’ll be really bored!”  (She had to be restrained and will not be contributing to this blog until she gets medical clearance…)   I almost lost another one over the Fort Hood Shooter trial.  It was close, but we talked him off the ledge.  I hesitate to even mention Benghazi.  You know – the imaginary terrorist attack on our compound that resulted in at least four deaths (of which we are aware).  As a matter of fact, I have a photo of the imaginary emergency meeting Barry held in the White House Situation Room that very evening:

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Yeah, that Benghazi.  Or the ACA “train wreck” that produces new economic theories on why it will work every day (although no one can explain nor prove them).  Oh, and I have a new member of the round table who took on the task of figuring out WHERE al Qaeda ran to.  Far as he can tell, wherever the fuck they felt like as long as it was in striking distance of American installations, military personnel, embassies or civilians.

My most senior alternates are the Holderites.  They have been busy bees since the beginning of the Anointed One’s first term and have had little time to rest.  From the day he declared we are a “nation of cowards” – tell that to the families of the nearly 6,800 souls who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan bravely protecting our country and way of life – to his avoidance of anything “Fast and Furious” related, Sir Eric has continued to slither away from the serious repercussions that should be his fate.  At the very least, a resignation after Barry’s first term would have been a gentlemanly way to exit.  But, you have to have class to be a gentleman.

There are a couple of things that bother the group (and our recently hospitalized colleague) about those who accept the government’s attempt to manipulate our 4th Amendment rights.  What if the NSA decided to come to your home for dinner – I mean, just eat, have some wine, share a joke or two but not interrogate you or read anything – at a moment’s notice?  Would you let them in?  What if they wanted to have an agent sit next to you at work?  Or come to the Doctor’s office with you?  How ‘bout they hang out on the playground with your kids?  Would you let them go that far?  Well, by opening the door just enough to allow access to some information, you have given them a way to access it ALL.  Yeah, uhm, duh!?!?  The second part of this is, if the government does not wish to read the emails of a couple of hundred million citizens (sorry, Seattle), why do they now have our passwords?  Just a word to those who say they don’t care – take it from someone who has been through it.  You will.

As for the imaginary Benghazi scandal…does this mean that Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are still alive?  No, it doesn’t.  And, the Potus insults the families and memories of all of those who were killed or wounded on that terrible day in September 2012 when he goes off on his little temper tantrums about those meanies, the GOP.   I swear he reminds me of a three-year-old who puts his hands over his own eyes and believes that, because he can’t see you, you cannot see him.  “If I don’t look at the real problems, if I pretend they don’t exist, they don’t.  Hey, let’s talk about Trayvon Martin.  How ‘bout that economy?  Green jobs, green jobs, green jobs…Keystone Pipeline? Fifty jobs max!  Green jobs, green jobs…Pay no attention to the real issues behind the curtain!”

Now that the sound of crickets has quieted in the Situation Room, and Barry is trying to act like he gives a shit, all of a sudden notifications of possible al Qaeda attacks are popping up faster than the news can report them. (Man, I’ll tell you what.  Those buggers can terrorize like a son of a bitch when they are decimated, can’t they?)  Why?  What made Benghazi different?  It was September 11th.  Other embassies were on alert.  Why have no survivors come forward?  Aside from the man at Walter Reed, were there others?   What made Benghazi different?

I have an issue (okay, I have millions of them, but let’s just concentrate on this one – smarty pants) with using the real names of the murderers of children, unarmed soldiers and other innocent people going about their daily lives.  So, we will call the jihadist in Texas the Fort Hood Shooter.  Clarify something for me if you can.  Does the following handwritten letter now officially classify the scum as an enemy combatant so that we do not have to pay him and the wounded and families of the dead get the military benefits they deserve?

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Once these letters were sent, why didn’t the JAG’s office go to the Judge and petition to have the charges amended?  Isn’t it bad enough the surviving victims have to go through being questioned by the POS who killed their colleagues?  They are still being left in the dust when it comes to receiving the benefits to which they are entitled.

So, not the most organized thoughts in America, but we are going through some organizational changes and things should be back to abnormal soon enough 🙂

No Child Left To Die… (Part 2)

On Wednesday, June 5th, Judge Baylson of the federal court in Pennsylvania ordered Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow an exception to the rule that children under 12 cannot be placed on the adult recipient list for a lung transplant.  Prayers of thanks and my utmost respect go out to Judge Baylson.

Unfortunately, the night she learned that she was placed on the adult list, Sarah Murnaghan’s condition worsened.  I have researched many sites trying to understand the complicated Lung Allocation System (LAS) and have been unsuccessful.  What I do know is her score was 36 and is now 78 (Fox News Channel) – that is, apparently, not good.

Today, her medical condition took another turn downward.  Sarah has been intubated and may be placed on a heart/lung machine if a donor cannot be found soon (Fox News Channel).  This machine would be a last grasp at hope for her family.

If Sebelius had not been so flippant with her “some people live and some people die” attitude, maybe Sarah would have received her lung transplant by now.  Perhaps not.  But, by refusing to waive the age requirement until she was ordered to, precious days ticked away.  It wasn’t like she couldn’t sign the waiver when she was out soliciting funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Obamacare.  Signing a piece of paper only takes a moment.

If this is the type of treatment families can expect when their children are in urgent need of medical care before Obamacare is fully implemented, what is going to happen to our children once it is?  All it would have taken was a signature to give Sarah a better chance.  The same person will be holding the pen in 2014.  If this does not give every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or family friend chills up their spines, I do not know how better to bring the point home.

Well, let’s try this – Only the chosen will survive.  The rest of us are fucked.

Please pray for Sarah and her family.

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