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Orwellian Scariness and Government

Orwellian Scariness

When I was in high school I read two books by George Orwell. Animal Farm and 1984. This might not have been such a good idea because even though I was a lousy reader at the time, I couldn’t put those books down! At the time those books really spooked me out and I have remembered the stories my whole life. Just ask my kids. ‘snicker’

I remember when the first George Bush presented his speech to Congress and used the words “New World Order”, I almost fell off the couch. That statement gave me chills. Here we are in 2013 and what has happened to this country in my lifetime is nothing less than scary to me. I guess the Bushs are really proud of their legacy, advancing progressive state-ism. Don’t get me wrong the progressive Republican Bush is just the first one to say it out loud. The progressive Democrats were just a bit more stealthily until Obama got his second term. Now, even NATO is trying to infringe themselves into our country’s laws and regulations.

When we came to the United States, capitalism was the way of life and it was not frowned on. We didn’t have big corporate gouger companies. Companies and Corporations came and went based on their performance. For those to young to have learned what capitalism is it is called competition in the market place. No one was bailed out by the government for their bad decisions. Let alone rewarding bad CEO’s with crazy bonuses.

This government’s elitists have given themselves so much power for so long they have lost touch with the general public and, with the exception of a few new comers who are standing ground, most just don’t give a damn about public freedoms and liberty. Amazing how the elitists give themselves exemption to all the rules they lay on us.

Everyone in the press keeps making excuses for this administration and their progressive cohorts. Awe they just don’t know, they are naive, they don’t lie they just embellish the truth, etc. etc. There is no excuse for trying to rid us of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Those progressives know darn well what they are doing! Control of the little people. Making sure they are uneducated, giving all the freebies for votes. I just see it as another form of slavery.

Talk about education. Common Core is really insidious. Talk about scary, collecting data on our children from age 5 to 20. If you are a parent you really need to study up on this effort being supported by many with large amounts of wealth. That program even negates our privacy laws. And all done “for the good of the children”.

Obama Care (Affordable Health Care), which the congress couldn’t take the time to read, undermines all small business giving the edge to the larger corporations, like General Electric, who can eat the costs of compliance. Hum, and I think they didn’t even have to pay taxes. Just a little loop hole in our ever growing tax structure. I’ve shared my feelings about this in a previous post.

Sequester has been in the news a lot recently. Yet this administration was given the option by the House to manage the sequester and the White House refused that option. Lets just make it hurt where it would affect everyone as harshly as possible. So, the White House tours shut down, releasing criminals from jails, the administration can order a remake of Gitmo but the administration hasn’t got the money to refurbish ships due to sequester.

The Federal Reserve printing endless money which only pads the stock market. QE Forever. Double Bubble toil and trouble. I recently heard that the government wants banks to ease their rules for new home loans. Isn’t that a bubble that crashed the first time? Oh, yes, we need to do that one again – sarcasm here.

The Postal Service wanted to make necessary cuts and the Congress says no to their efforts. Eventually leading to another bail out, I’m sure.

The Regulation nation has become the reality. Controlling near about everyone from small business to farming, energy resources,water, fishing, air, and anything else under the guise of being Green. Global warming has now become Extreme weather. Have you noticed how they are naming so many storms on the weather channel? Who does this help? Why insurance companies of course. Most policies have higher deductibles for named storms or disclaimers. Get this, in my neck of the woods, my policy can’t give me market replacement value because I’m in a zoned historical and flood section of the city. Double trouble. I even called my insurance agent at one point and, snidely, asked him if my house were destroyed in a storm would I have enough money to build four cinder block walls and a roof because the city won’t allow me to put a trailer on an empty lot.

Where are the Women’s Rights Activists condemning what the Radical Muslims are doing to women, children and, quit frankly, anyone who doesn’t agree with their sharia laws. Don’t get me wrong there are peaceful, fair minded Muslims here in this country. Muslims who have assimilated into the American way of life. But what is going on in the middle east and even other parts of the world like England where they are protecting sharia under their own laws. Might I mention China’s rules on males and female babies. How come the bra burning women’s activists aren’t raising hell about that kind of treatment instead of raising hell about birth control pills?

Then you have the stupid media pundents making dumb comments comparing our country’s relationship with Canada is like that of the Israelis and Palestinians. Give me a break! I don’t think Canada (our friend) has ever dropped bombs across our borders.

It is just so despicable for these progressive politicians and even President Obama jumping on the gun control band wagon because of the Sandy Hook shooting. How many children do they want to have in the news tearing paper, eating pop tarts, pointing fingers in the shape of a gun? Putting fear in a parents right to take a picture of his child holding a rifle, he was trained to use, to share with friends. Ending up with police knocking on your family home.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the ridiculous spending. Spending money on programs to study snails and fruit flies sexual habits. The green energy companies wasting tax payer dollars without even expecting financial rewards for the stock holders. Lavish trips trips and more trips. Just so much pork and waste in spending in this government is mind boggling. Does the Senate really need free haircuts?

And ol’ Harry Reid won’t bring anything to the table to have a vote on a damn thing. God forbid something might be brought before the President to sign. Oh, unless it is an agenda during a crises that they want to shove down our throats. Then, of course, there is always the trusty faithful Executive Order. I almost forgot that goody. Just skip congress altogether! These dudes can’t balance a budget and I’ve been waiting since Ronald Reagan to see a secured boarder.

Let us not forget that the safety and fairness guys are encroaching into athletics now. No head bumping, no dodge ball, no recognition of honors students. Of course we can’t forget the PC (Politically Correct) police. You cannot say Islamist, gun, illegal immigrant.

I just know that reading George Orwell’s writings was probably foreshadowing for what has now become my future. Lets turn everyone into Sheeple!


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Congress Media Elections Socialized Medicine-Not a Poser

This is not a Poser This is A Rant!
Politics is always so controversial.  Each of us have our needs that come into play when we make decisions at the voting booth.  I was recently in a chat room and a discussion about politics arose.  These are some of my personal thoughts about today’s issues.

When I was younger I didn’t really pay much attention to elections.  I tended to get caught up in the media hype, I was even excited in elementary school when we were all hollering “I like IKE”!  Then, as you age, your life lessons come into play, some bad and some good.  That is when you start making better decisions when going to election booths.

Example of, what I consider, stupid congressional moves. I remember when I was younger, I could see no reason for medicare. I thought it should never come out of taxpayer moneys and that is really a HMO type of operation, really not far removed from socialized medicine.  But back then there were a lot of people approaching the age and they thought they would be better off.  I wonder how many people, that are forced into medicare at age 65, think that now?  There are so many of the elderly, that I talk with, that are so screwed because of the extra expenses it just makes me want to cry.  I am not far from being elderly and am approaching medicare.  I, still, have my reserved ideas about it because anytime the government forces a situation down our throats, I don’t like it!  But, the politicians suckered everybody in and now that the elderly are dependent on the government. Because of fear they just can’t let it go!  Now, we have no choice.

Socialized medicine is really scarry.  My Mother had to have her kidney removed last year. She is 81. When speaking to her Brother and Sisters, who live in Germany (Germany has socialized medicine) they told here she was lucky that she lived in the US because had she been in Germany there is a cap of 80 years old and surgery would not be covered in their system. Granted, if she wanted to pay for that same surgery, out of pocket, she could have it if she could find a doctor willing to operate. How many 81 year olds have enough money to pay for surgery out of pocket? 
On a side note.  If Insurance companies had not been allowed to flourish, I think we would still have Doctors making house calls!  

People that make the news, I say who cares about a small fish.  The media just focuses on the Palins and Jacksons so that it takes heat off the Congress when they start passing their own agendas.  Lets stab them (voters)in the back while they(us people) aren’t looking! You can complain all day long but it will never get us anywhere until we have a viable third party to stop both the Democrats and the Republicans. Unfortunately, the politicians are soooooo powerful that I probably will never see that day.  I will never stop trying though.

I have been an independent voter since long before Ross Perot.  My Hubs tells me that I waste my vote, every election.  Ha, I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils.  My personal opinion, mind you.  Over the years I have  observed a lot and most of it has been watching politicians line the pockets of their friends with pork, themselves and totally waste taxpayer dollars.  I don’t blame any president, ever elected, for much because I see Presidents as nothing more then the figure head for the henchmen running the show (sort of like the Mayor of a city).  That would be the party in Power!

I cannot tell you the countless times I have written myself into a ballot because I refuse to vote for someone that has no opposition.  Our wonderful city has chosen to have a ward system to insure that some elected officials will never be thrown out of office!  I don’t even know why they bother to put them on the ballot when no one is running against them.  It sucks when I see this crap going on.  I don’t see the Presidential elections as much more promising.  Pretty much fixed to a two party system.

Politicians are mostly, in my personal opinion, nothing more than crooks dressed in nice suits and, occasionally, have law degrees.  If we want to see  Any Change, forget the Presidential office and get the Congress Ousted!

I don’t want to seem too negative but the way I see it…. the Mafia didn’t disappear they all just became lawyers and politicians!

My Son told me I had to conclude my rant with an ending and a solution.  So, I am.  If I had my way the Constitutional Party would be a great escape from the world of the Republicans and Democrats!

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Election and Journalist Poser

I consider myself an independent when it comes to elections. Out of sheer frustration I have written myself in as a candidate many times. This blog venue finally lets me posts some of my observations and questions. As I have posted before, this country is a republic and not a democracy. 

My on going concern is that the general public doesn’t seem to comprehend this concept.  Election years make me positively crazy, so I try to educate a few folks about how our electoral system works.  I cannot begin to tell you how many people are ignorant and have no clue!  (Our school system has, certainly, contributed to this deficiency.) I have argued  with many folks trying to convince them that there is no federal law that requires their electors to vote the way of their majority, that they represent.  The elector is still, I believe as of this writing, governed by the State Laws they live in and represent. And not every state has the same rules.

It would really be refreshing if some of the news media types would educate the listening public about how the election process works in this country!  Instead of just focusing on the stupid sensational news. It would be refreshing if their focus could be on our Congress and legislation they are pushing through while the public is being distracted by the junk!

Again, where are our Journalists?

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Poser On Movies

Why do the television media insist on reporting on how much money a Movie makes upon its release? Knowing what the Production Company’s take at the door, on the opening night or week of a movie, doesn’t mean the movie was any good or, even, worth viewing!

This is such an irritant to me because I watch the evening news to learn about important news of the day around the world, local developements and State information.  Not fluff that can be reported on Entertainment channels.

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