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Obama, The Bamboozler In Chief

Believe this or not, but the day Obama burst on the national scene, my gut told me he was nothing but a phony. When he won the election, I could not believe the American people fell for his bull, to me he was nothing but a slick used car salesman, it seems I was right. Obama made empty promise after empty promise, thinking the American people would all be mesmerized by his eloquent speeches. Well, it seemed to work for three years, but I do believe the party is over, people will believe bull only for so long. Just like the old saying goes, “You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” He is about to learn that lesson.

I took it upon myself to look back and list many of the empty promises he has made; this is what I have come up with.

Obama said: If we pass his stimulus bill, unemployment will not go above 8%
Reality: When Obama took office the unemployment rate was 7.8% Now it is 8.2% It has been over 8% for over 40 straight months.

Obama said: Guantanamo will be closed one year after he takes office.
Reality;:Last time I looked up Guantanamo, it was still in operation.

Obama said: Pass his stimulus bill, because every state has shovel ready jobs just waiting to be funded.
Reality: Obama said after the stimulus bill passed, “Shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected.” By the way, he said this while chuckling. (Big joke on the American people)

Obama said: “Tell the lobbyists in Washington that their day of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign. They will not work in my White House.”
Reality: Obama appointed 17 lobbyists to high positions in his administration in the first 14 days.

Obama said: The summer of 2010 was going to be the summer of recovery.
Reality: 2012 we are entering our 3rd summer of recovery, but there is no recovery in sight.

Obama said: ‘There is not a white America or black America, not a red America or a blue America, only the United States Of America.” The uniter in chief.
Reality: In the 60 years I have spent on this earth, I have never seen this country more divided. The divider in chief.

Obama said: “We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end.” “Today I am pledging to cut the deficits in half, by the end of my first term in office.”
Reality: Obama added over 5 trillion dollars to the deficit.

Obama said: No one making under $250,000 a year will see any new taxes, not one dime.
Reality: With the passage of ObamaCare, The country will see the biggest tax increase in our history.

Obama Said: The new healthcare law is not a tax.
Reality: Well, the Supreme Court declared it is a tax.

In November we have another election, an election which many feel (as I do) is the most important in the last hundred years. The lines are clearly drawn; a vote for Obama is a vote for bigger government and more government control of our lives. There are other issues also to consider, but those two issues are the most important to me and I think to the majority of the country. Many of the people who voted for Obama last time are disillusioned and rightly so, he has been a failure as a leader. With over 63% of the people against ObamaCare, we can only hope that they all turn out to vote. He bamboozled the American people in 2008, Let’s hope America has wised up.

This is one man’s opinion.

Tora, Tora, Tora (Look Out Obama)

I don’t know if any of you have seen the movie Tora, Tora, Tora, It was, what I think the best movie made about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. The term Tora, Tora, Tora is Japanese for Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, it was said by the Japanese flying commander when he knew that the surprise attack was a success. At the end of the movie the Japanese commander in Japan looks out of the window and with a sad face says, the attacks would only serve to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

Just like the Japanese knew they awakened a sleeping giant, which was America, the passage of ObamaCare is going to awaken a sleeping giant, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Since the Supreme Court announcement of upholding ObamaCare the stock market has dropped, and as of this writing, Romney has received over one million dollars in donations. Just like the Japanese underestimated the power of America, the Obama administration underestimates the power of the American People.

If anyone thought the Republicans were energized before this, to quote a well known singer from the 1920’s and 1930’s by the name of Al Jolson, he would say “You ain’t heard nothin yet.” The voices of the American People are going to be heard loud and clear. If Obama was worried about his job before, he better start shaking in his boots, because the people are pissed.

Obama and the Democrats said over and over that the mandate was not a tax, now we find out that it is a tax. Well the so called champion of the middle class has just handed, not only the middle class, but the entire country the biggest tax increase in the history of this country. The upholding of this law is probably the best present that Mitt Romney has ever received. Just like in the 2010 elections, the people are going to rise up and make their disdain for this law known. If you remember the scenes from those town hall meetings, they were nothing compared to what is coming. This could be a blessing in disguise.

This is one man’s opinion

Should We Really Feel Sorry For The Poor?

One of the things that I am criticized for (believe me there are many more) is when I make the statement that poor people are poor because they make themselves that way. Just like rich people are rich because they make themselves the way they are. (Well, except the ones that inherit their money) So many times, I am told how insensitive I must be to feel like that. Poor people are poor because society will not give them a break or they have no education or they come from a broken home or some other excuse that they think justifies the poor. Well to that, I say BULLCRAP.

What one person can do, another person can do. I am sure that you have heard of Andrew Carnegie, he became a multi millionaire in the steel business in the late 1800’s. Carnegie was born dirt poor in Scotland, his family came to this country with hopes of a better life. At the age of 13 he had to go to work to help support his family, he had very little schooling. However, he worked his way out of poverty to become the second richest man in the country, just behind John D. Rockefeller. Once he became rich, he was known to help his family and friends, the ones that never became anything more than they were born into. His first job at age 13, he was paid 4 cents an hour, by the time he died, he had given away over 150 million dollars. However, what made him reach the top of the heap, while those around him stayed poor? It was dissatisfaction.

Why do poor people today, not have that dissatisfaction? Well maybe because they are not really that poor. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that there are many truly poor people out there that have nothing and are homeless. I am talking about the people that live in government provided housing, receive money from the government every month as well as food stamps. These people are considered poor, yet are they? They are living like kings, compared to the many people living in other countries such as China or North Korea.

However, the government in their effort to try to help the so-called poor, is robbing them of that all too important ingredient that makes a person rise from poverty to prosperity. The dissatisfaction of being poor. Let’s face it, if the government is giving someone a place to live, clothes on their back, food to eat and money to spend, why would they bother to try to do anything else, when the government is providing all the necessities they need in life? When you see people standing on the welfare line, wearing $200 sneakers and talking on $600 i-phones, how poor are they anyway?

Poor people are poor because of the way they think, their attitudes, their actions, their outlook on life and their belief system. Just like the rich people are rich for the same reasons. Nobody holds anyone back in this country, this is America, it is still the land of opportunity. If you have enough dissatisfaction in your life you can make it. Unfortunately, the liberals in this country keep telling the poor that they are poor because of the rich, it is the rich people that are making them poor and keeping them poor. When in reality, it is the liberals and the government that are keeping them down in life, by robbing them of that all to important dissatisfaction. You have to wonder, how many more Andrew Carnegies would this country have produced if the liberals and the government would just get out of the way? A lot more I think.

This is one man’s opinion.

I Want My Buttered Pop Corn

Let us be truthful here. Government cannot do anything right. Government cannot run government. They screw up everything they touch. One of the reasons is that they hire anyone. If you can’t make it in the private sector, don’t worry, the government will hire you. If you have a pulse, you have a job with the government. It doesn’t matter if you know nothing about the position they hire you for. Moreover, if you want to get rich, just get a government contract. You can charge them whatever you want, and they will pay. It’s a well-known fact that they pay $1,500 for a wrench, $200 for a bolt, and even $2,500 for a toilet seat.

Over the years, I have read so many stories of how the government just throws money around. Moreover, what do they care; it’s not their money, it’s ours. Did you know that it cost the government 2.4 cents to make a penny and 11.18 cents to make a nickel? And you wonder why the government is always in debt. And they are always grabbing our money for the stupidest things that don’t make any sense. Does anyone really care how much gas a cow releases when it burps? Or how much water passes through a fish’s gills when it swims? Yet the government spends millions upon millions of dollars for asinine projects like this every year. In addition, any program the government comes out with is an ATM machine for organized crime. Enough already.

Government is the biggest source of waste in this country. It boggles the mind how much of our money they waste. And they always want more. The government truly believes that if you throw enough money at a problem, it will make it go away. What we need to do is bring in a couple of business people like Donald Trump to cut and stream line the government. (With any luck, we will get Romney) Let the government be run like a business, by executives. Just like in business, they need to trim the fat. Now we have the big G.S.A. scandal, Just more proof the government could not care any less about how our tax money is spent. Higher taxes, just means bigger parties for government workers.

I always believed in small government. Keep the government out of my everyday life. Let me make my own decisions, and spend my own money the way I see fit. Over the years, I have seen the government grow instead of getting smaller. In addition, they are telling me what I can and cannot do, eat and not eat, drink and not drink. The first time I noticed this was years ago when I heard that they were banning butter from movie houses. How can you go to a movie, order buttered popcorn, and not get butter? Someone along the way decided that butter was not good for you. It clogs the arteries. So they had to take it out of movie theaters and use a butter substitute. The argument was that it was healthier for you, and you would live longer. You know, I go to the movies maybe 3-4 times a year. Are they trying to tell me that having butter on my popcorn 3-4 times a year is really going to matter? Anyway, I like the taste of butter. People that want real butter on their popcorn should be able to have it. What’s wrong with having a choice in the theater when you order buttered popcorn. They simply should ask if you want real or substitute. Take the government out of the theater. And give me back my buttered popcorn.

Ronald Reagan: “Government is the problem”
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Why This Country Needs Scarlett O'Hara

Today unfortunately, we live in a society where we expect the government to take care of us, instead of us taking care of ourselves. For decades, little by little the entitlement mentality has become a way of life, and now we have a generation of Americans who feel everything is owed to them. And that’s sad.

And it is sad, because America has become the greatest nation in the world because of its energy, initiative, enthusiasm and just plain get up and go. However, our entitlement society has taken a lot of that away. Why should someone go out and hustle to put food on the table, if the government will do it for them? Why should we go out and hustle to put a roof over our heads, if the government will provide us with one? In addition, if we fail at something, not to worry, the government will fix it. It is this type of mentality that has brought America to the brink of collapse.

I was thinking about this while watching TV, when an advertisement came on for the upcoming showing of that great movie Gone With The Wind. I’m sure everyone has seen it. They showed the part after the Civil War when Scarlett goes back to her beloved Tara and finds it destroyed. Scrounging around for whatever she could find on the ground to eat, she stands up and she says in the famous scene, “As God is my witness I vow never to be hungry again.” That started me thinking, what if they had entitlement programs back then? What if instead of vowing never to be hungry again all she did was go to the local government office and applied for food stamps and welfare? You see where I’m going with this? All her drive and determination would have been washed away. She would have fallen into that zombie like coma of the governments spell. Fast forward five years. Instead of becoming the beautiful, rich and sought after land owner that she becomes in the movie, she would have become a fat, ugly, lazy land owner who just sits on the front porch all day collecting welfare checks and food stamps, while the government pays her not to grow anything. Boy what a difference in the story that would have made.

Another point. I was watching the John Stossel show about the American Indians. It seems that if you are an American Indian you never have to work, because the government provides everything for you.

While the Indians who stay on the reservation and become those government zombies live in squalor, have no drive or motivation, the Indians who move off the reservation and hustle for what they want and have that drive and motivation, become successful rich people. I don’t know about you, but I would rather be rich and successful.

Now I don’t want you to think I am one heartless son of a bitch. I know that people need help some time. Things happen in life that we have no control over, and we just need a helping hand some time. However, what I object to is making it your life’s work. The solution is simple. When someone needs help, they get. No matter whether it’s welfare, food stamps, unemployment. Now the only difference, it’s not a gift, it’s a no interest loan which has to be paid back when you get back on your feet. Give the person a year to get back on their feet; at that point, they have a small amount taken out of their check every month. It doesn’t have to be much as little as $25. This serves two purposes. How fast do you think they would be looking to get off the gravy train if they know they have to pay the money back? Pretty quick I think. Therefore, it would not only teach them responsibility paying the money back, it also wouldn’t be a burden on the taxpayers. So there you go, no burden on the taxpayer, responsible people, would mean a better society.

JetBlue COO Apologizes For People Being Trapped On Planes (via YouTube)

Do you remember how several people were trapped on a JetBlue flight (with poorly-functioning toiletes, no less)?  It seems that their COO sees this as a big enough deal to release this “apology” video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ZEsOwyDqk&feature=channel_video_title

What do you guys think?  Is this apology warranted, because people were trapped on a plane for seven hours?  Or are they crybabies, and this was much ado about nothing?  Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook.  It’s your choice, ya know.