Rupert Murdoch was on FOX today, and the discussion was about Scotland’s independence, and somehow the subject got around to why people all over the world were upset: He basically said that the rich are getting much richer, and the poor are getting poorer.
As long as the little guy’s life got better, he could have cared less about how rich the Duponts, or the Rockefeller’s, or even Rupert Murdoch got. But, since the great crash of 2008, the people of the world have watched the rich elites get richer, while everyone else had to make do with much less than before.
The masses are NOT happy, and Scotland is just the tip of the iceberg.
So, I thought it would be a good time to remember a senator named Huey Long. Huey was a democratic Senator from Louisiana in 1935, (during the first depression) and here are a few things he said on a radio address given in January, 1935. You will be reminded of how little the democratic party has changed:
“We ran Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency of the Unites States because he promised to us by word of mouth and in writing:
- That the size of the big man’s fortune would be reduced so as to give the masses at the bottom enough to wipe out all poverty: and
- That the hours of labor would be reduced that all would share in the work to be done and in consuming the abundance mankind produced.
What these promises meant was:”Share our wealth.”
When I saw him spending all his time of ease and recreation with the business partners of Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr, with such men as the Astors, etc, maybe I ought to have had better sense than to have believed he would ever break down their big fortunes to give enough to them masses to end poverty. Millions of people were fooled at the same time.
He goes on:
- The Fortunes of the multimillionaires and billionaires shall be reduced so that no one person shall own more than a few million dollars to the person.
- We propose to limit the amount any one man can earn in one year or inherit to $1 million to the person.
- With that money we will provide a home and the comforts of home, with such common conveniences as radio and automobile for every family in America, free of debt.
- We guarantee food and clothing and employment for everyone who should work by shortening the hours of work to thirty hours per week, and to eleven months per year.
- .All education would be free. Even college. Why have the right to a college education depend upon whether the father or mother is so well to do as to send a boy or girl to college.
- A pension to everyone over 60.
- Forgive everybody’s debt.
The few own everything, the masses own nothing.
I imagine Huey would be very popular with Obama if he were alive today, and Harry Reid would have serious competition.
Of course, Huey’s ideas are nothing new. He was popular in his day. According to Wikipedia, he did a lot of good things for Louisiana for the short time he was there. Many of Huey’s wildest dreams of wealth redistribution have actually been put in place by the democratic party.
And if he were alive today, he would be saying the very same things, and I’m sure would have just as big a following as he did in 1935.
Getting back to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland—Nobody has quite figured out how to stop the rich elites from grabbing all the power and wealth, while millions of other people lead lives of “quiet desperation.” We don’t need to take the money from the rich, we just need the rich to stop stacking the deck in their favor.
Figure THAT out, and you’d have a whole new world.
Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
Teddy Roosevelt: Lover of books. Man of vision— rough-rider. And Henry Adam’s best friend until he got into socialism. But Teddy’s socialism next to Obama’s Marxist radical dreams of Alinsky, was like a lovable chia pet next to a diamond back rattler.
I’m not going to write a lot today, but I AM going to list a number of quotations from Teddy Roosevelt on the subject of immigration, because they are excellent, and what we SHOULD be hearing from our President today. (Ha!)
If you compare his thoughts to the ones that Obama and most of our Congress holds today, you will, like me go…
What the hell happened?
Some of these quotes were expressed a day before he died, on January 5, 1919. Some from his book “On America.”
Here are some of his words:
“We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.”
Nobody Says: We now assimilate to THEM. But, in Teddy’s eyes, they should all become Americans.
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country… English should be the only language taught or used in the public schools.”
Nobody: That’s not the case any longer. We have to teach in all different languages, nobody is expected to learn English anymore. We are now a bilingual nation.
“But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”
“We can have no “50-50″ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.”
Nobody: By this you can say that Obama is NOT an American. Not even close.
“We cannot afford to continue to use hundreds of thousands of immigrants merely as industrial assets while they remain social outcasts and menaces any more than fifty years ago we could afford to keep the black man merely as an industrial asset and not as a human being. We cannot afford to build a big industrial plant and herd men and women about it without care for their welfare. We cannot afford to permit squalid overcrowding or the kind of living system which makes impossible the decencies and necessities of life.”
Nobody: In that respect: What’s the difference between the cheap labor of the black slaves and the cheap labor of the hispanic?
“We cannot afford the low wage rates and the merely seasonal industries which mean the sacrifice of both individual and family life and morals to the industrial machinery. The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized population – no other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace.”
Nobody: It’s not just the immigrants that will receive low wages, 75 percent of the new jobs created in the last few years have been part-time.
“It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens, it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince, potentate, or foreign government.”
Nobody: For a nation to survive, this must be done. But, how many Muslims, how many Mexicans, how many Kenyans in this country posses this love of America?
“The policy of “Let alone” which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have permitted the immigrants, and too often the native-born laborers as well, to suffer injustice. Moreover, by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice… that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it. “
Nobody: That’s the worst of it all: the immigrants get everything free…and nothing is expected in return. It is the destruction of America if it keeps up.
“The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else….”
You could say many things about Teddy Roosevelt, but the one thing you cannot say is that he did NOT love America…and he was dead right on immigration.
It’s a whole new ‘global’ world, isn’t it?
Boy, did WE pick the wrong guy.
I don’t meet too many men in kilts do you? But today, but there he was…towing over me…over six feet four, long blond hair to his shoulders, sporting a big, thick gray beard, standing in front of me proudly showing off his blue kilt…..telling me he was the runt of the litter. I didn’t catch his name…but it was Mcsomething or other, and it was his store I was in: a store full of kilts, and hats, and dragons, and crosses, and sheets of arms, and history galore.
It was boring, hot, and humid out–and I had been out in it all day. It was cool in this shop, and wonderfully full of history. We got into a conversations about clans, and Scots—- Wales and Ireland— and the sad demise of red hair.
“Well, have you heard that the Vikings, who own the oil fields, want official recognition of their special status and they may use their vast oil reserves as a bargaining chip to win the right to referendum, if the Scots do not vote for Independence?”
Okay. I had no idea we still had Viking, but evidently in the Shetland Islands, there are about 23,000 of them, and they claim to be…Vikings. And the Scots, NEED that oil. I wouldn’t mess with them.
And then, while we were talking about the Knights of the Templar, somehow he got on the subject of warriors…and Mistletoe. He described some ancient battle that had taken place, long ago in Celtic land…and how it ended under Mistletoe.
What? Yes, there’s more to Mistletoe than kissing.
He took me to a doorway, and pointed up to a 8×11 picture frame, which hung underneath a Mistletoe, and on which, this was inscribed:
In ancient Celtic language Mistletoe means “All Heal”. It was believed that the Mistletoe held miraculous magical qualities. Healing and making poisons harmless, it was used for fertility in animals and humans, it gave protection from witchcraft and evil spirits and brought good luck and blessings.
It was considered so scared in fact that when enemies happened to meet in the forest under Mistletoe they would lay down their arms and call a truce until the next day.
In cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence (and thus romance, fertility and vitality).
I was so in wonder at the story, that the man took DOWN the frame, and the fake mistletoe about it, and handed it to me.
“No…I can’t take that..let me pay you for it.” I said.
“Hey, I can give this to you if I want to, hell, it’s my store.” he said.
And then he said, “There is another custom about the mistletoe that I don’t tell anyone, and that’s you pluck a berry THAN you can kiss the girl until all the berries all gone. One berry equals one kiss. But when all the berries are gone, that’s it. No more kisses. I don’t want people plucking all the berries off, so I don’t mention that bit.”
I was thinking about giving the mistletoe and the history to a friend, but…how could I part with such a nice gift from a complete stranger?
So think about this: Men in the heat of battle stopping DEAD in their tracks…due to some parasitic weed. Can you imagine Isis doing that?
Someday I’m going back to that store, and this time, I’m taking my camera. I will never look upon Mistletoe the same way.
In fact, it’s going above my doorway and staying there all year round.
I have wondered, and it is beyond my comprehension, that certain groups of people stay mad and angry at things that happened, not only long ago, but so long ago, it seems pointless to muse, get yourself emotionally upset and bent out of shape for something that’s already happened.
Also, these people continue to want “payback’ for something that nobody in this lifetime even cares anymore about.
IF—- our founders had outlawed slavery, would our world be any different today? Maybe, but no doubt there would be other problems instead. One thing for sure, more blacks would know how to swim.
IF— Britain had won the war of 1812, would the United States be better led by the Queen? She’d be more likable, but then again, England would be Germany. And airplanes might never have been invented. OR light bulbs. OR computers…but tea at three? We’d all have better manners.
Having pondered this: I have to give a good laugh at the British diplomats in Washington, who celebrated the burning of the White House with typical good humor…
British diplomats in Washington are apologizing for Twitter posts that made light of the 200th anniversary of their troops torching the White House in the War of 1812.
The apologies were prompted after the British Embassy posted a picture Sunday of Patrick Davis, deputy British ambassador to the United States, with a caption saying he was participating in “the anniversary of burning of the White House with a BBQ.”
Here we are, another week of mystery abounds, and so I’m going to start out with one which I supposed would be on every conspiracy theory site ever invented: because it sure wasn’t in the news:
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was stable in a New Hampshire hospital after he was seriously injured in a single-car accident Monday afternoon in Vermont, police said. Details of his condition weren’t released, but a law enforcement official told NBC News that Freeh suffered a broken leg, cuts on his head and other injuries.
Freeh, 64, was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, from the scene in Barnard, Vermont, where he drove his gray 2010 GMC Yukon off the road and into a mail box about noon, Vermont State Police said in a statement.
Mmmmmm…off the road, and into a mailbox at noon? Who runs into a mailbox at NOON?
So then you have to ask yourself–who would want to kill the head of the FBI, the man who knows all the real secrets of all the politicians?
And speaking of nobody—-
Cops everywhere seem to have their hands full:
A naked man had to be sedated at a hemp festival in southern Oregon after police said he damaged cars, started fights and kicked an officer.
Nobody Knows how hard it was to get a 6’3″—- 250 pound wild man with no clothes on into a police car, and which brave cop grabbed him……and we also don’t know how many people at that festival just looked over and said—
“Wow man…check out that dude. That soda is really killer man…lets go get some, uh…look at those pigs man…and Hey! cool it dude!. Chill man… “
And speaking of killers….this could be GOOD news! And bad news…
An American convert to Islam who had gone to Syria to fight with the Islamic State, also called ISIS, was killed over the weekend, his uncle told CNN. The body and passport of Douglas MacArthur McCain, 33, originally of San Diego, California, was discovered by members of the Free Syrian Army after he was killed in a firefight with the group.
Okay, we’re sorry for his mom…but really, think about it: SOMEBODY from the Free Syrian Army found this guy in California and helped get him into Syria.
McCain was likely among the dozens of U.S. citizens that Holder said were involved in roughly 7,000 foreign fighters that U.S. intelligence agencies estimate to be operating in Syria,
And they WONDER why we want the border closed.
Time Warner is gasping for air. CNN is still downsizing. Like the rest of America, it’s getting rid of about 40 of its highest paid journalists, and replacing them with cheap labor. It might actually get better. Which leads me to my next two unknowable questions—-
Nobody Knows that when Columbus landed in Cuba, the natives actually thought he was God. He found this out because he captured a few of them and taught them as much English as he could, and they told him…THEY thought he was God. And so, he used them. He didn’t refute them. He let them believe it. He said this;
“These men are still traveling with me, and although they have been with us now a long time, they continue to entertain the idea that I have descended from heaven: and on our arrival at any new place they published this, crying out immediately with a loud voice to the other Indians, “Come, come and look upon being of a celestial race!.” upon which both women and men, children and adults, young me and old, when they got rid of the fear they at first entertained, would come out in throngs, crowding the roads to see us, some bringing food, others drinks, with astonishing affection and kindness. “
There you go. Pretend to be God, get trusted men to proclaimed you are god, and people bring you gifts! Great trick.
(Hey, it worked in 2008!)
And speaking of tricks, will they EVER send Lois Lerner to jail for lying to Congress? Will they ever get to see those emails?
But I do know one thing this week: The splash your head with ice thing going around is kind of silly, and if you have to be silly, then Dave Barry is your man.
And so I end another week, not knowing why Maureen Dowd can sometimes make sense, (It’s a contradiction in physics)–why America has to close their swimming pools in the middle of summer–why the bees are so tiny this year—-Why men would want to jump in and videotape great white sharks, and why I can’t be in a better mood after the last few weeks. Could be my surgery. (NOTE: ALWAYS put sunscreen on your back.)
Nobody Knows if I will succeed in getting my sense of humor back, but I do know…
It’s possible…I’m getting out my old Dave Barry books.
Forgive me, Ridley.
Just a short report on my visit to the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL.
The local maps…are a joke. They have all the sights and only a few main streets, and we got lost about 40 times. Ask directions.
We kept hearing that Lincoln was a poor man: Nevertheless, he managed to own a house which by all accounts, would be considered upper middle class in 2014.
It contains the ugliest wall paper this side of the Atlantic.
Lincoln was the best dad a kid could have, the kids could play baseball in the living room.
He liked to torture himself. For instance, this was the desk in his bedroom. My only conclusion is he took off his legs to sit down.
WHY the local citizens decided to build the rest of his neighborhood is beyond all reason. Go to Main Street in Disneyland, it’s much more entertaining.
Not even George Washington has had more books written about him.
Do NOT…I repeat, DO NOT, wear any symbol of the American flag on your person or you will be followed around the city by big, burly, men packing weapons and looking mean.
The Capitol building where the representatives of Illinois come together has more marble than probably the Vatican. Of course, nobody was there, leaving the billions of dollars worth of marble, looking very lonely.
The Governor’s mansion has lots of democratic parties. (For the looters in Ferguson) let me inform you that the chandeliers alone are worth, about as much as the Mona Liza. They will also tell you that this mansion is the biggest in the nation. right. sure.
The best part of the visit was the museum itself. Disney helped and so, you could see Mary’s various dresses, and a room of political cartoons that made you sick because they made it into a fun house, and five politicians in 3D holograms yelling at you about how Lincoln was a black lover, or put it more succinctly, it was like having Al Sharpton and Harry Reid on each side of your head, yelling at you in Chinese. VERY effective to make you want to GET OUT of the museum.
We didn’t go see Spielberg’s props, as they wanted more money.
In the Library, they have given a cast of Lincoln’s hand to a few very famous people: Bill Clinton, Steven Spielberg, and The Pope. By the way….Lincoln had VERY tiny hands. Big feet, and evidently, a blond girlfriend.
At the end of the day, because it was rush hour, we finally made it to his tomb, which is HUGE! But, don’t make the mistake that it’s just a grave. You can go into it, and walk for what seems miles, into an endless underground maze of….MORE marble, and then you come upon his big marble coffin. His family is on the other side.
So, what did I learn? If our government spent even a ‘smidgen’ of the taxpayer’s money they put into building themselves monuments and Presidential libraries, and instead, spend it on the people, we would not own China one penny.
Italy is going to sink from lack of marble.
Besides all of that, I had a great day!
PS. My husband would like to add: “What was a Muslim, doing at the tomb?”
Answer: Looking for her emancipator.
Tonight, in Iraq, people are crying out. When you watch this video, and hear this woman’s plea, you can’t help but think of mass extinctions throughout history. It seems, another mass genocide is about to occur–40,000 people are trapped on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq. ISIS, will kill them. They are in siege, and starving.
I’m sure BECAUSE of this video, Obama has come out tonight and said he’d send some air support and some food. But…that’s about it. It was enough to make me ashamed. Disgusted. Obama has caused the whole Iraq implosion, and now he wants to seem like a hero?
And yet, yesterday, President Bush AND President Obama were wining and dining the fat cat ruthless dictators of Africa at the White House.
I guess its, “Let’s just move on to the minerals in Africa.”
What’s insidious about this, is that due to Obama’s utter incompetence as a leader— the gains that our men made in Iraq mean nothing to Obama. As far as many Americans can see, like Vietnam, America has pulled out, and millions will be slaughtered. Once again, our leaders have made a mockery of our country.
This woman’s tears are heartbreaking. Too bad, we don’t see the Christians video’s isn’t it? Yes, they are being slaughtered everywhere too.
But, when nobody stops evil, history repeats itself.
In AD 73, the Roman general Flavius Silva marched thousands of troops to the base of the plateau and built a siege wall around it, trapping the 967 Jewish men, women, and children at the top. The Roman forces built a ramp along the western edge of the plateau and hauled equipment to the top to batter down the walls of the fortress. As the Romans were breaching the defenses, the leader of the rebels, Elazer Ben Ya’ir, persuaded his people to burn their belongings and to kill themselves rather than let the women and children be taken as slaves. When the Romans reached the top, Josephus says, they were
“met with the multitude of the slain, but could take no pleasure in the fact, though it were done to their enemies. Nor could they do other than wonder at the courage of their resolution, and at the immovable contempt of death which so great a number of them had shown, when they went through with such an action as that was.”
The only survivors were two women and five children who had hidden themselves and so lived to describe the rebels’ last acts to the Romans.
And George and Laura, and Obama and Michelle…dine at the White House— our great leaders, while another country–that they spent trillions of our money on—and men DIED to liberate…is left in ruins.
Pass the hypocrisy.
Most every week, it’s incredibly easy to find people doing stupid things…but this week, I just couldn’t choose one particular one:
Obama? Playing golf while WWIII is starting in the Middle East, Muslims are calling for the Jews extinction all over the globe, N. Korea threatens to nuke the White House, Putin is gathering power by force, and the whole country is furious at him for opening our borders and DUMPING illegals into our cities and towns to be taken care of, and he is doing it in secret. Which impeachable moment do we start with?
George Will? For even assuming that the millions of illegals will become Americans in heart and soul.
Pelosi? For rushing down to the border, and doing her best Zelda Rubinstein Poltergeist imitation on the border.
“Come on in! All are welcome! All are welcome! Go into the light!”
Hamas?— for breaking the peace agreement, not once, but five times, and sacrificing their own children to death.
No…the big news this week is that there is so much bad news, (Having to listen to Madeline Albright ONE MORE TIME among them) that almost all the citizens of the country, are appalled that the Congress had decided to take their big five-week vacation, while the country is in a crisis.
Even though Obama is taking a vacation too, somehow Congress gets the blame.
Tell me: Who has taken MORE vacations? Obama, or Congress?
Nobody Thinks: our government…has died. It’s dead. It no longer functions. It’s AOL. The international vultures are standing on the sidelines waiting…the hungry greedy flies are circling..
Which is why this week I decided to put the contest between: Our government (CONGRESS and Obama) VS…the pizza man of Flatbread.
8:30 p.m. A pizza delivery guy walked into an elderly man’s house to find that the man “looked dead” and was surrounded by flies. The delivery guy assumed the man had expired, left the residence and had his manager call 911. The man was only sleeping and stated that he no longer wants his pizza.
The delivery guy who didn’t know enough to feel a pulse?
Congress for going on vacation when our borders are being invaded?
On the other hand— if Obama would be a real President and STAY in Washington and do his job, maybe Congress would stick around too.
I pick….Obama! Yep, he wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award again for reasons I talk about every single day.
I think the pizza man was just a good guy. Think about it: There’s very few people left in the country that are looking at Washington D.C. and not seeing a dead body.
Maybe we should all call 911.
“Ring, Hello. 911. What’s your emergency?”
“Our government is dead. There IS no pulse. Please send help immediately!”
She didn’t say, on what days.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that former President George W. Bush inspired her patriotism and made her proud of her American roots, according to The Washington Times.
She said this mostly because George gave billions to Africa to fight aids, or so she says. Democrats LOVE It when you spread taxpayers money around the world.
This is no surprise because the Bushes and the Clintons have ALWAYS been close. It’s almost as if they had a meeting long ago and said, “Look we’ll alternate the power so the people think they are actually voting for different agenda’s, and work with each other on the side.”
When they get in office,— nothing changes. They give each other parties and metals.
Remember, we had the black vote BEFORE the women’s vote, so Obama was just a breather.
Nevertheless, Hillary doesn’t say these things without a reason., Is she is distancing herself from Obama, or trying to get some conservative women’s vote…or trying to show she will work with republicans if elected?
You know what? I am totally sick of them all.
And according to the news…so is most of America.
If you ever wondered and got confused about the EMPIRE of Great Britain, this very fast geography lesson will tell you all you need to know.
EXCEPT…I am STILL confused about the Republic of Ireland. Why didn’t Northern Ireland join the Republic of Ireland?
And since billionaires keep their money in the Cayman Islands, does the Queen get a cut?
One thing you can be sure of, many Brits are still mad that we went to war with them, and started our own nation, rather than become a commonwealth of the monarchy, which to any Brit, is the height of human endeavor and magnificence.
They look on us much as they look on…say the sheep in Northern Ireland.
I also learned for this nifty little video that the Queen LOVES islands. She has so many islands the royals will never, ever run out of their own private vacation places.
This is really fun to watch.. ENJOY! (I’m going to see it one more time.)
(Thanks to amfortas!)
There’s a long line of reasons for it, most of which happened long before the potato famine, which to the rest of the world made no sense. Why didn’t they just go catch some fish?
To show the hatred between the Irish and the British, I’ve included a short passage from the book “All Facts Considered.” by Kee Malesky
The Irish Famine (in Gaelic, An Gorta Mor, “The Great Hunger”) had a terrible impact on the country: a million people died of starvation or disease, and at least another million emigrated. In the Mid-1800s, Ireland was “wretched, rebellious and utterly dependent on the potato.” When blight hit the potato crop beginning in 1845, the people were devastated. Little was done by the British government to alleviate their suffering: indeed, merchants and landlords actually exported food from Ireland during the worst years of the famine. Some Protestant groups offered to feed the hungry- if they would convert from Catholicism: Those who did were called ‘soupers’, because they traded their souls for a bowl of soup. British economist and Oxford professor Nassau William Senior wrote at the time that the famine “would not kill more than one million people, and that would scarcely be enough to do any good.”
And I’m sure, my British friend amfortas would say: “Serves you right— Better you take them than us!.”
Nevertheless, I’ve never met an American Irish man I didn’t like. In fact, my best friend is Irish.
Therefore, I’m certainly not fit to meet the Queen.
(Take it away amfortas, if you’re out there.)
My husband wasn’t feeling well last night, so for the first time in my life, I did not go to anywhere to see fireworks. But I did go to the pool, and was chased in earnest on my way out, by some lady who looked as if had the most dire news:
“We just need to raise the utility taxes 7 percent.” the lady said. Good god. We fought a WAR over taxes this day in 1776. What a day to ask.
By the look on her face, things were dire. She stuck a flyer in my face which said that due to budget cuts, not only will the Fireworks display be gone forever, but our police and fire department would have to make cuts also.
Yes, my little town has become Detroit. We will cut everything but big government bureaucrats and their big overloaded pensions.
My friend, who saw the horror in her face, fell for it. “You know, we haven’t had to pay this tax for years.” she said.
We pay some of the biggest property taxes in Missouri. We also have the BIGGEST school district in Missouri, so you know, it’s full of teachers, administrators…democrats, all making big bucks.
More than 67 percent of our property taxes goes to the school, which is almost 75 percent black, and YET, the state lottery is suppose to support them too. And they want more.
Some of these people make over $230,000 a year. And our schools are horrible. I know, I went to them. (It’s one of the reasons my spelling is so bad.) So did my son.
Using FEAR and PITY, is an old political trick. Obama is using the children on the border right now…as a weapon.
As I read the headlines tonight on Drudge, its says we are a divided nation. Okay, but you sure couldn’t tell that today.
And yet…I did notice two things about this 4th that I have never noticed before:
I watched the celebrations in Washington D.C. and New York. In song, and spirit, it was one of the MOST Patriotic I’ve seen in years. They even said the Pledge of Allegiance with GOD left in! And in my neighborhood, where fireworks are not allowed, all around there were so many fireworks in the sky, smoke-filled the streets.
Everybody broke the law. What were the police going to do? Arrest them all? I loved it.
While, I think, in some small way, it was a good sign–in their own small way the people who put on these programs decided to go back to the America values of our traditions—–My husband said, “It’s all about false hope.” And he could be right. Tonight I noticed that my cable station added about 30 Spanish-speaking channels…not much hope for “One nation, under god.” with that is there?
Sometime this weekend, Obama will be wining and dining “illegals” who join the military. I guess American Citizens are not longer joining up. He is going full force with letting everyone who can get in, come in.
And where do we go to stop this invasion, brought to us to destroy our way of life by our own government?
Maybe our founders had the answer: Give the power, back to the states.
And that’s why I include this scene from the HBO series, John Adams.
The words, still stand. All we need to do is resurrect them.
Right after Obama first came into office, Obama made this great speech about all the things he was going to do with the $787 billion dollars that Congress just gave him, which INCLUDED, he was going to use that money to rebuild our infrastructure.
So…here it is, six years later, no infrastructure has been done anywhere, including our electrical grid which needs protection from an EMP attack, (And by the way, that would cost LESS than a billion) and now he is saying that CONGRESS will not give him more money to build the infrastructure.
Those mean bullies in Congress.
Yes, Congress is going to keep America from fixing the infrastructure.
Uh…Barry…Where did all that money go? It went to the unions, to Solyndra, to all his buddies, including Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law who got $737 million of it.
Not s smidgen of it.
After six years, we know how Obama works. He creates fear, he creates crisis’, he crushes businesses, free enterprise, and freedom…and when it all blows up in his face, he just blames it on the other guy.
And then he comes BACK to promise that he will save us all, it’s that other guy whose messing up..not him.
Obama now blames the Republicans for the crisis on the border. And yes, Obama made that crisis.
But there is more to it than just creating more democratic voters and overwhelming the welfare system.
I was listening to a talk show the other day, and one lady, I thought, really hit the mark on the illegals flooding our borders. She said the reason they are flooding our country with illegals, is to get rid of local government.
Makes sense. She was right. To truly rule, you have to control at the local level. It’s George Orwell, 1984. Obama means to have complete control, but he can’t let us know that, and that’s why he keeps making flippant jokes about it.
I was watching Bill Ayers on Megan Kelly tonight, and thought— Some people just never got over the sixties. Bill Ayers, reminds me of so many people back then. The hatred they had for Nixon, the hatred for the war. Heck, I was one of them, although, I was smart enough to realize that smoking dope, and having ‘free’ sex was really stupid. And that business was a good thing, I just didn’t trust our government, and I still don’t. (Ronald Reagan being the exception.)
On that, many American, including me, can agree with him.
But that’s where Bill Ayer’s logic stops. The man is a criminal. So he bombed the Pentagon? What makes him any different from the terrorist that flew into it on 9/11?
(Well Bill, then leave for God’s sake. Move to China.)
All my friends got on the liberal bandwagon in the sixties. And some of them never got off. And that’s how I look at Bill Ayers and Bill and Hillary Clinton. While they claim to be ‘progressives’ to me, they NEVER came out of the sixties. They bought that communistic propaganda, lock, stock, and barrel.
Sometime in the seventies, I started reading about communism. I realized that the communist had infiltrated America in the sixties, (by their OWN admission) and they got a foothold in our schools, and now, they are running the country. The communists have ALWAYS been here. They just got their big feet finally planted around 1963. Only, they call themselves ‘progressives.’ There is nothing ‘progressive’ about communism. Redistribution, doesn’t work.
Bill Ayers tonight compared himself to the revolutionary founders who he said, ‘used violence’ to protest. He forgets his history. The British sent the military into ordinary people’s homes.
Nobody in America wanted to go to war with Britain. It was the dirty boot of tyranny that forced us.
Bill Ayers didn’t like the Vietnam war. While Nixon, LBJ, and Kennedy, all got us into Vietnam, and the war was to most of us, uncalled for since America had NOT been attacked, Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground preferred violence, was directed against American people. HE was not being personally attacked by the end of a rifle by his own government.
The man is too much of a coward to fight. (Yes, I have a fantasy of a good Navy Seal dragging him off to sea.) It takes a brave man, (Like Ted Cruz) to stand in front of the whole world and say, “This is wrong.” Bill Ayers is not Martin Luther King. He’s not even MS. Piggy.
Anyway, this 4th, when things seem darkest: When it looks as if Obama’s big ‘progressive’ “I will go it alone!” foot is out to destroy the very fundamental things that has made this country great—–
THIS is the time when we should all celebrate our American heritage with flags everywhere. Remember, the progressive WANT you to think— America is dead.
Yeah. Sure. I’m from Missouri…you have to SHOW ME that’s it’s a fact.
I hope Americans everywhere FLAUNT their flags in Obama’s face…and remember the last warning of George Orwell:
“Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.”