Wednesday, October 29, 2008
OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America's stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
Barack Obama exclaims in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.
The ant loses the case.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
- Karl Marx
Tell me how taxing the "wealthy" business owners and giving it to the "middle class" is NOT wealth redistribution, and is NOT Marxist.
I am amazed how they can blatantly tell everyone that they are going to "spread the wealth" but taxing those that make money, and give it to those that don't. People are buying it. Why are they buying it? Because we have become a lazy, materialistic society that wants everything for nothing. We want success without working for it. We want riches without earning it. We want to live a life of ease and security when we are unwilling to do what it takes to get it.
We are giving up our birthright for a mess of pottage. I hope that trend turns around.
I really feel that there is a widening divide in this country. There are those that promote individual freedom and responsibility, and there are those that advocate the welfare state, where the government is king, and the people are surfs. I fear to say that in the latter, they probably don't know that that is exactly what they are doing. Crying out for economic equality is one thing. But there is a difference between wanting to be given freedom from regulation and taxation so that you can make yourself successful, and wanting the government to guarantee you success without you having to lift a finger.
Hopefully society has not stooped so low in the US that the vast majority of the people are wanting to be taken care of, rather than taking care of themselves.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here's the full video. Can you say "Robin Hood"? I'd have a fewer things to say to Obama than that man, so maybe it's a good thing it wasn't me. Why should those who are successful pay for those who aren't? His whole thing about "2 ways of looking at it" is a joke. I see it 2 ways: Work for what you earn, or redistribute the wealth. "I want to make sure that they [the rich] pay a higher tax to pay for the tax cut". WHAT? EXCUSE ME? Did I just hear correctly? You want to make the rich pay higer taxes, so that you can cut the taxes of the "poor". Is that right? I can't believe people are standing for this. You do not give people a motive to be successful when they know they are working to provide for those that haven't earned it. He even said that those that are wealthy can afford to pay more so that others can get a tax cut. I'm am in awe.
The question is not about who won the debate.
The question is: Which candidate will preserve freedoms and abide by the constitution. While neither candidate is perfect, McCain will do a better job at this. Obama wants to tax the “wealthy” who “got lucky” and give it to those that “need” a tax cut. This is called “wealth redistribution”. It is taking from those that have and giving it to those that have not. The Constitution of the United States does not guarantee success. It does not guarantee happiness. It guarantees the FREEDOM to achieve success if you want it. I heard it once said that the Constitution of the United States basically says “If you want it, you can go get it. You have all the freedom to go achieve success. But we don’t guarantee you success.” The American Dream is powered by the drive of the individual. There must be a motive. That motive is success. When Barack Obama says that he wants to give tax-cuts to the middle class, it means that he believes that the way to do that is to punish those that have worked for what they have, and use that money to pay for the tax cut of those that don’t have as much. I AM ONE OF THOSE THAT DOESN’T HAVE AS MUCH. To Obama, I am POOR. Hardly. I have relatives that are extremely wealthy. Why should they give me what I have not earned?
It boggles my mind that the American people are not seeing what Obama’s plan is: SOCIALISM. From the Miriam-Webster Dictionary:
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
“Governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods”
“Marxist theory TRANSITIONAL between capitalism and communism”
We are making that transition with Obama. That is Obama’s plan. He is not even hiding it anymore. Nationalized health care? College education for everyone? Pull the rich down to bring the poor up? He is a socialist. That’s not just my opinion, that is by definition.
If we vote for him, we vote for socialism. This is exactly what the Founding Fathers fought to avoid, and now we are willingly accepting it into our home. Shame on us, America. America stands for FREEDOM of the individual, not dependence on the state.
Monday, October 13, 2008
The principal of a state school put a father in jail for wanting parental notification regarding the teaching of homosexual acceptance...TO HIS 5 YEAR OLD! As a father, I was burning up inside watching this. HOW DARE THEY THINK THEY CAN PARENT MY CHILDREN FOR ME, AND THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT! I could not stand for that. It is appauling.
The ones who tell me I'm not tolerant, that I'm a hate-monger, that I'm a bigot, will PUT ME IN JAIL for disagreeing with them and asking for parental rights. The state is not my child's parent. This is in Massachusetts. If you think it won't happen in California, you are sorely mistaken. Once it happens there, it will send shockwaves throughout the nation.
Vote YES on Amendment 8!
Here is another site that can explain the entire thing:
Can you say wealth distribution?
Plumber: "Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?"
Obama: "It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they have a chance at success too..."
Obama: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? This guy is blatantly telling us that he is for the redistribution of wealth! What political system endorses that? SOCIALISM! That is where he wants to take us, and unfortunately, where I think we are going. Sad, sad, sad.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Senator McCain and Governor Palin:
PLEASE MAKE OBAMA TELL US WHY HE AND HIS PLANS ARE NOT SOCIALIST!! YOU WILL NOT ONLY EXPOSE HIM FOR THE SOCIALIST THAT HE IS, BUT YOU WILL TELL THE NATION WHO HE REALLY IS AND WHAT HE REALLY WILL DO TO THIS COUNTRY. YOU HAVE MISSED EVERY OPPORTUNITY SO FAR TO DO SO AND YOU BETTER DO IT NOW! Just like the man in Wisconsin, I'M MAD...I'm REALLY MAD! And it's NOT about the economy. It's because Barack Obama and his socialist agenda are going to ruin the freedoms that make us the greatest nation on earth. Universal health care. Government bailouts. Medicare, Medicade, Social Security....CRADLE TO GRAVE WELFARE PROGRAMS!! Please, I beg of you, for the future of this great country, STAND UP FOR FREEDOM. STAND UP FOR PRINCIPLES. You will win more undecideds by being straight and RIGHT, than by being vague and centrist. Don't give away your principles or compromise on your values just so that you can "work across the aisle." I don't care if you are bipartisan. If you are right, you are right. If you are wrong, you are wrong. Like Abraham Lincoln, we should not care if God is on our side. We should care and be worried if we are on GOD's (or if that's too religious for you) TRUE AND RIGHT's side. Be Strong. Stand up. You cannot expect people to vote for you if you are more concerned with bipartisanship than you are what is right and wrong. He will turn this country into a Marxist totalitarianist state if he gets his way and WE WILL NOT STAND FOR IT! Pardon me for getting Biblical, but to quote the Bible: "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." (Rev 3:15-16)
BE THE TRUE CONSERVATIVES THAT YOU PURPORT TO BE. IF YOU ARE TRULY THAT, YOU WILL TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE TRUTH, AND LOOK OBAMA IN THE EYE AND ASK HIM, "TELL US WHY YOUR PLATFORM IS NOT SOCIALIST!" He will squirm like a slug being sprinkled with salt because he knows he IS a socialist. You will win the hearts ad minds of the people by a landslide with this one swift gesture. EXPOSE HIM FOR WHAT HE IS!! I am tired of this game. It's do or die now. There is not another chance. Please, please, please. Listen to me. I may be one voice, but believe me, there are hundreds of thousands like me, and like the great man that stood up in Wisconsin and declared, "I'm MAD. I'm REALLY MAD."
God bless America, and preserve the freedoms that HE, I repeat: HE gave us. Not the government, but He.
I may sound like a religious zealot. But what I know is that there are certain unalterable moral truths. The most important is the freedom to choose. With Obama, that freedom will begin to be limited in all too many places.
Finally, the sensible voice of the millions of people that don't want a socialist president. If you question me how Obama could be a socialist, once again, I refer you to the following articles:
Sunday, October 5, 2008
"Rob", whoever you are, I'm sorry you feel the way you do. I would love to have a civilized conversation with you where you could articulate your thoughts in detail a little more. I encourage debate when it is civilized. Unfortunately, I don't think that would happen. I hope you rethink your methods of conversation. You'll never convert anyone to your cause by calling them what you called me.
It's so much easier to be that anonymous critic, where you can disappear into a crowd and not have to be accountable for your words, than it is to stand up for what you believe in, and be willing to defend your position. In fact, it is cowardly.
"Rob", I feel sorry for you. I deleted you comments because I feel they are vulgar and profane. They are inappropriate to the extreme. What you said is no argument, but a lack of thought. I hope that in the future, if you have a problem with what I write, that you'll take the time to think your position through, and explain your thoughts to me in your comment. Convince me that you are right. I'll give it thought, and I'll respond. I would love to hear your opinion, but only if it is more that a barrage of four-letter words and personal insults.