Earlier today I was asked a few questions that caused me to stop and think about the political climate that we are coping with here in the United States. It makes me wonder if the government is truly acting in the interests of WE the people as a whole, or doing what they can to produce the votes that will keep them in office. I thought the questions were worth posting here.
1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a FEW lunatics.
2. We constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.
3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, eliminating pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments to illegal aliens. This is what illegal’s receive monthly: $1500.00 per child, $500 for housing, Food Stamps, Free education including college and the right to vote.
John Kerry: Global warming is “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
Yes, Mr. Kerry (“our” Secretary of State) just said that last week. That means you, dear reader, exhaling CO2, are a “terrorist.” You had better keep an eye on that Agenda 21 drone hovering outside your window! And now, presumably even the most mindless “Yes we can” chanter now knows there has been ZERO global warming since 1998 (well, I can dream, can’t I?).
Maybe Kerry should go back to traveling on his wife’s private jet, called the “Flying Squirrel” (just google “Kerry Flying Squirrel” to get your own details), sailing his 76’, $7 million dollar yacht, the Isabel, which he docked in R.I. a few years back to save $500,000 in taxes rather than by docking in his home state of Taxachussets. At least he is less of a hypocrite than fellow leftist zillionaire John Travolta who owns FIVE airplanes, and has his own private airport…. but then, what else to do you expect from Hollywierd Learjet leftist?)
Or perhaps Kerry could go back to one of his mansions. A few years ago (this may have changed now, as well as valuations) his digs included:
Boston: A five-story, 12-room Beacon Hill townhouse that serves as Kerry’s main residence. Assessed value: $6.9 million.
Nantucket, Mass.: A three-story, five-bedroom waterfront retreat on Brant Point. Assessed value: $9.18 million.
Washington, D.C.: A 23-room townhouse in Georgetown. Proposed 2005 assessment: $4.7 million.
Ketchum, Idaho: A ski getaway converted from a reassembled barn near Sun Valley. Assessed value: $4.916 million. Heinz Kerry owns two adjoining lots valued at $1.5 million and $1.8 million.
Fox Chapel, Pa.: A nine-room colonial on nearly 90 acres in suburban Pittsburgh. The property also includes a nine-room, carriage house. Assessed value: $3.7 million.
Make sure to check out the leftist website Snopes for additional details about the properties, where they try to justify it by saying that Kerry, himself, doesn’t really own all of them, as his prenup with his fellow zillionaire leftist wife means that he doesn’t legally own them (never mind the fact that these two leftist darlings have all this for, well… just two people!).
To consume as much electrical power as do the Kerry-Heinz mansions, the two largest of the five – in Pennsylvania and Idaho – are in cold climates and presumably need to be kept above 55F (and probably much more) for at least six months out of the year. With a combined estimated 110,000 square feet under roof, this takes as much energy as is required by a small American village of approximately 200 persons – for basically TWO people. Where is the radical leftist outrage at this wanton expenditure of the earth’s non-renewable resources for two people? Before he bought the Isabel, he tooled around Nantucket Sound in a 42 ft luxury powerboat he called the Scaramouche, of which the no-frills model starts at $695,000, which he reportedly bought factory fresh, for cash. But then, he NEEDS this massive amount of fuel to get our leftist darling from event to event in a manner in which he doesn’t have to mix with us poor, unwashed masses.
And in case you were wondering about Kerry’s recent trips he made to discuss global warming, Jim Geraghty of National Review Online helpfully pointed out that flying first class from Washington to Seoul to Beijing to Jakarta to Abu Dhabi and then back to Washington runs up roughly 12.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to CarbonFootprint.com, which uses data from the EPA and Department of Energy. In comparison, the average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide in a year. So in one week, just from flying from meeting to meeting, Kerry generated about two-thirds the carbon output of the average American in one year.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE: I am now convinced that “WE” must be the problem. Never mind that the polar ice is doing just fine. I would like to extend a special thank you to Jim for sending this information my way.
Thank you to J.V. for this great piece of satire that highlights the current political climate of the U.S.S.A.
Late Breaking Gun Control Amendment Annouced Over Weekend
In a late-breaking story over the weekend, Sen. Chuck Scheamer (Communist-NY) announced the latest addition to his gun control amendment, called the “Let’s Use the Kids as a Propaganda Stage Props to Destroy the 2nd Amendment.” While commenting during the press announcement that “You’ll have to pass the bill to find out what is in it,” the 8,497 page amendment – drafted by the Young Pol Pots of America Organization, a division of BowelMoveOn.org – did indicate that one significant section of the bill will include the “Running with Scissors” provision (Section 9,834b, Part 835, Subsection 998, Sub-Sub Section 89b34c2).
Addressing lamestream reports Tuesday, Sen. Scheamer, flanked by a cadre of 9 year olds dressed in Hugo Chavez red, stated:
It is high time we stopped the carnage in our schools caused by kids running with scissors. And we must also outlaw all scissors even with rounded edges as well, simply because the sharp cutting edges could also injure someone. My legislation will mandate 10 – 20 years in Leavenworth for any child caught coming to school with any pair of scissors or other cutting equipment. In keeping with precedent, we have, however, made an exception for children of cronies such as “The Don” Corzine, owners of Solyndra, and similar.
This bill is expected to contain similar language to the “Let’s Jail the 9 Yr. Old Girls Selling Lemonade on Street Corners” bill, passed last year by the Socialist Workers’ Dystopia of Kalifornia.
Additionally, representatives inside the Scheamer camp, speaking off the record, indicated that a subsequent bill, the “5 Year Olds Eating Paste Bill” – designed to criminalize more children – is expected to pass the Democrud Senate National Security subcommittee shortly as well. Dept. of Homeland Security czar Jannut Mussolini-Napolitana indicated a “paste detection system,” manned by the TSA, and created by ObummerCronies Inc., should be in all schools by start of school year, 2014.
Who wants $500??? In today’s economy it would be hard to find someone that would say no to that offer, and that is exactly what the state of New York is banking on. A memorandum from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services that was recently leaked, outlines a new program that would reward snitches with $500 cash for informing on anyone who possesses an “illegal” firearm according to the newly passed SAFE Act. The Facebook page of the Troy Record states that,
NY State has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip then contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500.
It almost seems as if this campaign borrows a page from the Department of Homeland Security’s, “See Something, Say Something” propaganda machine. Now you won’t just have to worry about your government coming after you, but your neighbors and friends too.
Other sources have reported:
WRGB in Albany has a breaking news story posted to their Facebook page, claiming that the state of New York is offering up bribes for people to rat out those possessing illegal firearms – an interesting development considering the adoption of the new anti-Second Amendment SAFE Act legislation. In other words, a firearm that may have been obtained legally could become illegal under the SAFE Act, and anybody who knows you possess said firearm can report you and earn themselves a cool $500.
In addition to the Facebook page, Pat Bailey, a reporter from at CBS 6 in Albany, tweeted that he has a letter from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services explaining the reward program. According to Bailey, the Governor’s Office is claiming that the program is well over a year old. But the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association says that if that is accurate, “it was a well kept secret”.
*Many thanks to J.V. for contributing this information. Source of original article: menrec.com.
I wholeheartedly believe that history does repeat itself. The only way to prevent this is to alter the course of current events. As it was once said…
If you have doubts, consider this account as it appeared on the Facebook page of ReadyAim Bid.com:
For anyone who doesn’t think that their guns will be next, and that it’s okay for those evil, black “assault rifles” and “95 round clips” that just inflict maximum damage and are designed solely for killing to be banned, here’s a story for you. After World War II, a writer came up to an educated German priest who had spent the end of the war in a death camp but managed to survive, “How could your people have let this happen”?
The man said, “When they came around in 1934 and rounded up the guns and radios with short-wave capability to get international broadcasts, I didn’t complain–I had neither. When they came around in 1936 and rounded up the Jews, I didn’t complain, we’d all been told the Jews were the cause of economic collapse after the first war. When they came around and gathered up the handicapped, Jesuits, homosexuals and intellectuals in 1940, I even agreed with much of what they said. After they banned the Catholic church in 1941 it started to hit close to home. Finally when they came around for me in 1944 it was too late”.
Any of you who have a gun of ANY kind and you want to keep it: if you don’t stand up for people with “assault rifles”, just like in Britain now, there will come a day when you have to get your weapon checked out from the police station on certain days. As the minutemen said, “If we don’t hang together, we all hang separately”.
I do not know if this is true or not. But even if it is just a story, there is a lesson to be learned here.
Will you be a part of the change? Or will you wait until they come for you or your guns?