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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Obama-n'em's second term, and the bones begin falling out of the closet.

This administration has corrupt written all over it. Whether its about the Banghazi scandal/coverup, the unethical IRS targeting of conservative non-profits, the DOJ targeting of the AP & a Fox News reporter, this administration clearly has stepped over the line on ethics, and accountability. And these are the post inaugural revaluations since November. Then there was The ATF debacle known as Operation Fast & Furious, where a couple thousand guns were allowed to fall into the hands of the Mexican Drug Cartel and resulted in one case of an ICE Agents killing. This administration screams incompetence . Incompetence ? Or is it agenda focused reckless abandon.
Of course there is the unmitigated disaster that is Obama Care.  The HHS Secretary soliciting for aid in the private sector on this latest IMO socialist vote buying scheme. 
How many have already forgotten about the billion rounds of ammo purchased by DHS, or the assault on our second amendment rights through a failed attempt in congress to further regulate firearms following the disaster in Newton Connecticut. Don't worry, Obama hasn't given up, he's poised to sign the UN Small Arms Treaty that if passed in the US Senate would circumvent the failure of the Toomey- Manchen Bill through international treaty. 
POTUS Obama, the would be tyrant promised "fundamental transformation". Now we know, that meant an ever growing, ever more intrusive, government. Just as Thomas Jefferson famously said, when the people fear the government, there is tyranny, and when the government fears the people, there is Liberty. This administration has given people every reason to mistrust, and fear the government. 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Found this on the web it is Good reading

America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. 
Don't Let Freedom Slip Away! 

By: Kitty Werthmann (An Austrian who witnessed what took place under Hitler) 

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or read in history books. 

I am an eyewitness to history. I can tell you that Hitler did not take Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.

In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates. Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily. 

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted. 

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler. 

We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed. 

After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service. 

Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage. 

Hitler Targets Education-Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children: 

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education. 

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had. 

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy. 

Equal Rights Hits Home: 

In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men. 

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare: 

When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had. 

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls: 

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna .. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries. 

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing. 

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control. 

We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, and then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it. 

"Mercy Killing" Redefined: 

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness. 

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia. 

The Final Steps - Gun Laws: 

Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily. 

No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up. 

Totalitarianism didn't come quickly; it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom. 

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn't; paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account. 

"It's true..those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity. America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away. 

"After America, there is No Place else to Go!" 

credit http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=83562419102&topic=12990 discussion board

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's been a while again since I posted anything; what with college football, the bowl season and Christmas. Of course the congress has been in negotiations over the health care legislation train wreck. Anyone  can ascertain from my posts that I am opposed to this socialist engineering fiasco. Ray Stevens says it all in a much more artistic and entertaining way

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Up to a year to move 30,000 Troops Is BS

Either some one is lying( probably) or the entire political leadership , both Congress and the current and last administrations should be held accountable for negligence for allowing our armed forces to whither away to the point where we can't move 30, 000 troops on a moments notice. This is absolutely absurd. Mr. President, if N.Korea crossed the DMZ tomorrow,  which they could as you know at any moment, by your  timetable for moving these forces the war would be over. Our light forces ( the kind of troops needed) are capable of being wheels up within  hours of notification,  at least they were when I served. How could our NATO partners have counted on our reinforcements if the Warsaw Pact moved on Western Europe during the cold war  with this pathetic movement schedule. This is unacceptable, and a Half Assed way of conducting a military effort.

Exit Strategy, you don't discuss quiting in the middle of a conflict (unless your a democrat), you commit to winning in the effort and only after victory has been secured should an orderly withdrawal be discussed. This reminds me in an abstract way of the following video.

Exit Strategy

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Jerry Clower Parody


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Change is all we will be left with....

 Where do I start ? It is nearly impossible to keep up with the news cycle. The War in Afghanistan. Obama's War on Free Enterprise,  Fox News Channel, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce,The Health Insurance Industry and Freedom Loving Americans Everywhere  has provided an endless stream of opine material. Is it possible for the enemy of the state to be the state itself ? The greatest threat to our Liberty is the State'ism that the left is engaged in. Not only is it possible, it is what it is. The Congress of the United States, led by leftist  ideological fools (progressives) is on the verge of dragging our country over the socialist cliff into the oblivion of the Nanny State. From the United States of America to the United States Socialist Republic. Yup, "change" is coming, and at the rate we're borrowing and printing money, it is all we'l be left with. Two centuries of economic evolution being disassembled in short order in the name of  progressivism; more like
  The Health Reform Legislation is not about helping those in need, don't be fooled. It is about controlling people. It is about securing political power by buying off the electorate with entitlements.
Welcome to the Democrat Plantation. Whats new, once the election cycle democrat rhetoric gets cranked up, we will hear phrases like  "those mean nasty republicans will take away your benefits.(insert your health care).   An elected official (democrat)once told me that the first priority in politics is getting elected, the second priority is getting reelected.. Don't believe Obama,- about anything , eventually  you will loose your choices under this socialist scheme. It is only a matter of time.
 The Best Thing the Government Can Do Is Get The Hell Out of The Way
 Since secession is not a viable option,  and our state governments are too chicken-shit to stand up to the Progressive Imperialist Hoard, would David please step forward, Goliath is trying to smother us. Our only legal recourse is the U.S.Supreme Court somehow, and the democratic process. How often have I heard a democrat(dirty word in my vocabulary) make reference to the fact that countries in Europe have state provided health care and we should too". We ain't Europeans ! 
 America didn't become great because of her government provisions, she became great because our founders had a vision of a people that could live free from tyranny in government. "Most bad government has grown out of too much government" - Thomas Jefferson. They adopted a constitution to secure those freedoms, they recognized God, Our Creator. The language of the Declaration of Independence recognized our creator and that our rights were endowed from God, not from a government. That is why the left seeks to chase the liberating power of christianity out of the public discourse. So that people will mistakingly come to the belief that the Constitution granted us rights. Such wrong headed idealogy as forwarded by Slick Willy. Bill Clinton. The Constitution is a contract between the people, the states and the federal government. It specifies what the government is granted the power to do on our and our states behalf, not what said government allows us to do. Somewhere along the way the godless left has through our education system tricked people into believing the latter over the former.
 This political circumstance that we are currently living with was brought about by a combination of a racially inclined faction,  an economic crisis(still on going), an unpopular war, and a republican leadership that was deserving of being tarred and feathered rebuke. The Change that was brought into power has thus far proven to be worse than any status quo.
To Be Continued............

Sunday, August 30, 2009

God's Speed Senator Kennedy, however.....

Senator Kennedy is dead and I ain't not feeling to great either. Naw,  "I'm in great shape, for the shape I'm in". Political icons have passed before us. President Reagan's "State" Funeral was a moving event for the greatest Commander-in-Chief   since "TR". Ok, I'm right wing biased. Thats the left's fault ! I thought the coverage of Senator Kennedy's passing was fitting and appropriate, although I tried to watch as little of it as possible. We can't let the left use the emotion of the moment to galvanize support for Nationalized Health Care legislation. They will try to use the late senators legacy to recast the latest attempt at socialized medicine into something like a "Kennedy Health Reform Act" or something. You know they will.. We've got to keep up the fire against the radical lefts agenda to implement this "trojan horse" policy. It is socialism getting the foot more in the door that it already has. With the G O P losses in the last election, and Senator Sphinkter Spector's defection and Al Freakin Frankin's win in Minnisota the Democratic Party had a fillabuster proof  super majority in the senate. Hopefully not any more, if only temporarily.

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