Common sense this week, is being flushed down the toilet bowl along with San Francisco’s ageing sewer pipes, and the answers to what seems obvious to those of us over the age of 20, are becoming as nebulous as one of our “President’s” speeches.
So, let’s start with a fun one shall we? I have a reader, who thankfully catches me on all my mistakes, especially when it comes to what I get in my email. Mostly, I am just amused by my emails, and if I like the content, I post it….and share it…and sometimes they might be ‘urban’ legends, and sometimes they are true, more often than not, they are not, but there you go.
Nevertheless, to spend hours trying to figure out the truth to an email, is not I have time for, because sometimes I don’t even have time to find out what DAY it is….(not important in the speck of universal knowledge to my mind.) so SNOPES was suggested…and the reason I don’t always trust SNOPES is because, I have read, that George Soros funds the site under Media Matters..and just to show that SNOPES has a bias and I am NOT making this up– some parents are concerned about that too: The Girl Scouts are being told to check facts on SNOPES, which has big liberal bias: And the Girls Scouts are being told to consult it for all information:
The book referred young readers to Media Matters for America as one of the primary sources for debunking lies and deceit, as the organization is known for its overtly partisan — and progressive — stances. The Internet is a breeding ground for “urban legends,” which are false stories told as if true, and then spread quickly. Next time you receive a txt or a forwarded e-mail about something terrible that happened to someone, try to confirm it. The fact-checking site snopes.com investigates everything from urban legends to “news” articles and posts its findings.
So, I’m not sure how bias they are, because, some of the stuff they report truly is right..but, until someone sends me a website that is NOT bias—we all have to refer to our own common sense.
As the Trump says in his book, “The Art of the Deal:” Trust you gut.
And speaking of Commons Sense:
And then, almost in the same breath, it was all over the news: Uh…by the way, Puerto Rico is going to default soon also, but while Greece won’t do much to us, Puerto Rico WILL affect the United States…because it is about 76 billion in debt, where as Detroit was only 8 billion, and WHY the United States is responsible I have no clue because, somebody explain to me how can Puerto Rico be part of the United States but not a state? And also, did politicians just claim it was part of us because most of the young people from Puerto Rico live in New York, and that just leaves old people who WE will have to support in Puerto Rico, and the big companies just wanted the cheap labor…so they just said that Puerto Rico is part of the U.S., and how does this work again?
Nobody Knows. Where’s Geraldo to confuse us when you need him?
And speaking of confusing: Obama wants to spend more money. He just said that everyone should be paid overtime in the United States. He gave everyone a raise, and it was reported that small businesses are going to have a hard time doing this, and can someone tell me when did it become law that the President of the United States can tell businesses what to do and how much they have to pay their employees?
Not only that, how long has Obama been saying he was going to FIX the infrastructure? Isn’t that what his big stimulus was all about? Shovel ready jobs? And he is STILL talking and making promises about it? What? Do Politicians sit around and go, “You can promise ANYTHING and repeat it ever year! The average citizen has a memory of about one month at the most. Most of the time, they don’t even remember what you say this week to week.”
And speaking of gerbils,
Here’s a gerbil statement if I ever read one:
“The United States may not be facing full-scale financial insolvency at the levels Greece is experiencing, but with the Social Security Disability program facing bankruptcy within a year and the Highway Trust Fund expected to be insolvent by the end of the summer, it’s obvious we have to be wiser with the federal pocketbook if we want to have any hope of getting the budget under control.”
“Hope?” They stop counting the debt clock about two years ago. They have NO idea where half the money that is spent even goes. They have been known to misplace trillions, and that’s in EVERY department of the government.
Nobody keeps track of it.
Yes. Common sense tells most of us that there IS no common sense in Washington D.C.
Common sense tells us, we should just dig a deep ditch around the Capitol, and let it float out to sea. Maybe it would bump into Puerto Rico and finally merge.
Nobody Gets Email
Listen to this woman talk about how she will stay on welfare as long as she can, while contemplating the cost to the rest of us and our children in the graphs below.
Nobody Gets Email—
Hey…having a nice Sunday?
More than one person sent me this one…it must be very “viral” because it’s about as KISS as can be.
ENJOY! and then weep.
(Thanks to amfortas and Tom Beebe
The Debt Crisis
This puts it in numbers we can all understand……
Lesson # 1:
Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50
Got It ?
Lesson # 2:
Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:
Let’s say, You come home from work and find
there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood….
and your home has raw sewage all the way up to your ceilings.
What do you think you should do ……
Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?
When I was little, my favorite toy was a little contraption that held a round circle of small pictures. You’d put the different “discs” of your favorite subject into the viewfinder, and all the pictures would come up in 3D with the flick of your finger…imagine…3D back then. It was awesome. The Yosemite Park disc was my favorite, and that’s when I fell in love with the Redwood trees.
There was one picture that I particularly liked of an old Ford, driving through the trunk of a tree. I looked at it every day, and dreamed of seeing those huge magnificent creatures with my own eyes. So, at five years old, I wrote a list of things I wanted to do in my life, and at the top of that list..was to go see the Redwoods trees in Yosemite Park in California. My mother had already seen them, because HER mother had taken Grandpa’s old Model-T, and drove my mom and her brother to California one summer right before the war, for a vacation— so she really didn’t see the need to take me.
Now, here I am, too many years later, and my dreams of seeing Yosemite were buried in the adventures of old collections of National Geographic. I made it to Snowmass, Aspen, and Los Angeles, but never quite got to the top of my list. So, to make up for lost dreams, whenever I can find the time, I explore the parks in Missouri. And now, I’m finding out, that our first black St. Louis County Executive , Charlie Dooley, wants to close down our parks.
In an effort to close a $10 million budget shortfall, County Executive Charlie Dooley included closing 19 county parks and one community center in his 2012 proposed budget.
Trust me, some of these parks are huge. And it’s not just in Missouri: California’s Governor Jerry Brown is also closing down parks…here’s a report from California:
The welfare, English and Spanish programs in schools, millions to print bilingual documents, and childcare for illegal’s is being continued. Your parks will be closed. Do you feel disrespected yet? 70 state parks will be closed due to budget cuts. All to be padlocked by July 2012, but closures will begin by September of this year.
The radio has been filled with people up in arms, and most everyone that uses the parks are white. Here’s an excerpt from Pat Buchannan’s Book, Suicide of a Superpower:
“Visitors to the nation’s 393 national parks—there were 285.5 million of them in 2009—are overwhelmingly non-Hispanic white, with blacks the least likely group to visit. That reality had not changed since the 1960’s, when it was first identified as an issue. The Park Service now says the problem is linked to the parks’ very survival…no group avoids national parks as much as African-American. If American of color have no interest in the national heritage of our national parks, a shrinking white majority will be unable to sustain them.”
It’s not very well known that we don’t even own our biggest parks anymore. We pay for them with our taxes, but Bill Clinton gave them to the UN when he was President. All our biggest parks were included in that ignoble act of treason by an elected President: Yellowstone, Big Bend, Sequoia, Rocky Mountain, Great Smoky, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and many other national parks and monuments are under UN jurisdiction and control.
Bill Clinton signed over the Grand Canyon to the UN as collateral on our national debt. The UN is functioning under the guise of an environmental group (for our own good). This order allows the UN to take privately owned land and prevents land owners from suing. The UN lays claim to over 60% of the country. This was in the 90’s when our debt was lower. What will Obama give away?
Oh, but let’s not stop there. Thanks to his globe-trotting wife Hillary, if we default on our debt to China, guess what Hillary decided to give them?
BEIJING, China —
Sources at the United States Embassy in Beijing China have just CONFIRMED that the United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People’s Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China’s continued purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves.
The written agreement was brought to Beijing by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was formalized and agreed-to during her recent trip to China. This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take — inside the USA — land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities – to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government. Executive Order 12986
My neighbors said that her and her husband had to wait two years to get a permit to camp in Yellowstone park, and I’m not even sure if I made a reservation now, if in two years, Yosemite would even be opened to the public.
At the rate our politicians are managing to pay off our debt, China will probably own it by Tuesday.
So, you might be asking me right now…Joyanna, is seeing the Redwood Trees STILL at the top of your bucket list?