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Nobody Remembers Huey Long

Nobody Remembers

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.

Things never seem to change do they? The elites of the world have always controlled the money, but now, the little people in EVERY country, are just about fed up with how they have mucked it all up.Huey Long radio

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.

Huey was very upset that Roosevelt didn’t deliver his promises. So he decided to start the Share Our Wealth Society in every state, in hopes to out both parties and put himself in as President.Huey Long book

He goes on:

  1. 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.
  2. We propose to limit the amount any one man can earn in one year or inherit to $1 million to the person.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. .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.
  6. A pension to everyone over 60.
  7. 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.

What happened to Huey? At the height of his power, Huey was shot by an assassin.Huey Long death

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.

 

September 18, 2014 Posted by | democrats, economy, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Nobody’s Fool: Nicholas Purpura

Nobody’s Fool

I watched this video a couple of times: This is Army veteran and Chaplain, Nicholas Purpura, of New Jersey. And here, he gets into a great rant about gun control.

He speaks the truth and expresses the anger that we all feel. The first time I watched it, I was mesmerized by his words and felt…. proud. Proud to see such an American.

And then the SECOND time I watched it, I couldn’t help but notice the guy sitting right next to him.

Is it me? Or did that guy seem very condescending?

Anyway, Nicholas Purpura of New Jersey…congratulations! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!

Keep up the good fight Mr. Purpura!

(And next time, turn around and ask that guy if he likes his sugar in his coffee or in his tea.)

 

September 18, 2014 Posted by | American Soldiers, Gun Control | | Leave a comment

How Candid Should Our Camera’s Be?

Nobody Wins

“I can’t believe they are getting into private affairs of people! That man knocked her out, and now, he loses his whole livelihood!”surprise four

This was coming from my friend Ruth, a German woman who survived the bombing of Dresden. “and then she MARRIES him!”

I was sitting across the table at our annual “old ladies who swim” luncheon today, and I watched Ruth grab her hamburger and shake her head in disbelief.

Ray Rice

Ray Rice

She makes a good point, I thought: Since when do people lose their jobs for something they don’t do on the job? This is happening every single day. Even kids are getting kicked out of school for something they don’t even DO in school.

Even thirty years ago, this would not have happened.

She was talking about the subject that has been all over the news for two whole weeks. A football player named Ray Rice, was caught on video, knocking his girlfriend to the floor in an elevator. He then dragged her out of the elevator, and took her home. Obviously, they were both drunk.

Everybody knows that this happens more than we care to think about. Black men beat up their women at a rate higher than white men. Muslim men liked it so much, they wrote it into their religion.

But the excommunication ball got rolling in the fast pace of public lynching: The NFL suspended Ray Rice for life.

Then another football player named Andrian Peterson beat his kid, and we started on the subject all over again.

Well, that did it. Nike terminated Peterson’s deal, worth $750,000 a year. Although it didn’t end its relationship with Michael Vick (the dogfighter), Kobe Bryant OR Tiger Woods.

Anheuser-Busch weighed in on it too.

“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league,” the statement said.

So, it’s okay to CHEAT on your wife, abuse animals, but…you can’t knock a woman out cold. (And make sure you don’t mention you just had a few Buds)

Maybe we need to review what moral code everybody is following. Like Obama’s war strategy, it’s all over the map.

Andrian Paterson

Andrian Paterson

We have MORE:

Jonathan dwyer

Jonathan dwyer

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

Wow. The NFL is on a roll

Glenn Back had this to say, and I would imagine there are a lot of people who agree with him:

“I’m telling you right now that the only things that matter are principles and values, how you deal with people, how you behave in your personal life and how you behave in your business life,” Beck said. “That’s it. … If you don’t start falling in line with true values, if you don’t start falling into line with eternal principles and common decency, your business is over. It’s just over. And I give that message to the NFL.”

“We are teaching our kids that it doesn’t matter what you do in your personal life, as long as you excel at whatever it is that you do,” Beck concluded. “That’s wrong. That’s showing them that money is over everything else. It’s not.”

Wait…”WE” ? Who are ‘we’?  Let’s get this straight. Before the private lives of football players became the most discussed subject on the National stage, we had the private lives of politicians to talk about…only the media cleverly HID all their abuse, (and killings, and murders, and wife beatings) for years.

Glenn Beck was saying today that the State Department was covering up prostitution rings by their ambassadors.

Will THEY lose their jobs?Bill Clinton and babes

Bill Clinton raped a woman. He kept his job…he almost bit her tongue off. He embarrassed a whole country with his philandering, and he is one of the most popular men on the planet.

And how about those liberal values? Aren’t they really to blame for most of this? John Kennedy…FDR…no values. No principles. How many horn dogs have occupied the White House, and what kind of example do THEY set for the rest of the nation?

Is Nike or Anheuser Busch going to come out and publicly ostracize them?

Yes, we all want morals. But…I can’t help but go back to Ruth.

BEFORE cameras, before NSA, before… Face it, your cooked book…. before cell phones, American’s private lives almost never effected their jobs. Unless of course they got arrested.

We are in a whole new world of crime and punishment. I’m just wondering when they are going to be putting this stuff up on BIG screens throughout the cites.

On the other hand, (back to Ray) from a man’s point of view, if a woman viciously attacks you, can you hit her back?Nineteen 84

I heard a male friend of mine say with a resounding gusto of testosterone and common sense of justice…YES!

Nobody Thinks this stuff has happened since the beginning of time, but only NOW with government surveillance, does the whole world get to punish you, and then Nobody Wins when we are all on camera.

In 1984, there was a camera in every room watching your every move.

If I was Ray’s Wife, I’d get him that new giant HD Samsung TV.

We are all spies now.

 

September 18, 2014 Posted by | American Culture, tyranny, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

   

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