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Archive for August, 2011

Recent Earthquake in The Washington, DC Area

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

A little joke from a friend:

US Geological Scientists have identified the place where the tectonic plates shifted beneath the Washington area. The  earthquake was centered on the “Not My Fault” that runs from the White House to the Capitol. It was triggered by the collective rolling in the graves by our Nation’s Founding Fathers. The Obama administration has decided to rename it:                            “Bush’s Fault.”

Irene Goodnight, Irene Goodnight.

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’m sitting in my study at 5:45 p.m. on August 27, 2011. The rain is pelting my windows. The wind is growling in my ear. Some time between now and 11 or 12 midnight a hurricane called, Irene, will hit us. Meanwhile I sit hunkered in my house expecting the worst and hoping for the best. I’m not alone. Oh, no. Twenty plus million other hunkered down souls in my region are in the same boat ( bad joke). It’s times like this that one wonders why we humans worry about the trivial when the great untamed forces of nature scream at us: “You’re tiny, insignificant insects in the life of the universe.”  You bet.

Don’t Blame the Tea Party

Monday, August 8th, 2011

As expected, the “mainstream” media, lap dogs of the Obama administration, have been filling the airwaves with pronouncements blaming the economic downgrade of the United States by Standard and Poor on the “Tea Party.” These left wing talking heads fail to indicate that the House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap and Balance bill, which would have cut the debt in 10 years by 4.5 trillion, and would have done this by cutting discretionary spending AND restructuring entitlements (remember the Ryan Plan?). But Harry Reid REFUSED to bring the bill to the Senate floor––– said it was “dead on arrival” without even reading it!
If it had not been for the Tea Party, no spending cuts, at all, would have occurred. It was only after the November 2 010 election that Obama suddenly realized there was a debt problem! It is his administration that has increased the national debt from about 10 trillion to about 15 to 16 trillion.
Since the Johnson presidency in the late 1960s, successive administrations, both Democrat and Republican, have been culpable in this budgetary debt cycle ––– forever promising more than the government could ever deliver.
The downgrading by Standard and Poor is a wake-up call ––– spending cuts and tackling entitlements must be undertaken NOW! Everyone will feel the pain and have to pay for our profligate ways.
The Tea Party is that long-suffering “silent majority,” which now refuses to remain silent. Their motto is stop the spending, stop the waste, unfetter the private sector, and reduce the role of government in our lives. They need to be heard, not castigated. Their way is the way to AAA.

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