Why the title?

"Pioneers take the arrows"

Oh, wait. I should be upbeat and taking arrows doesn't sound like an upbeat thing to say.

So, let me amend that statement.

It was courage and vision that led the pioneers to leave behind a comfortable, settled life and trek West to begin a new life in a new place. Many of those from the East that went West found a strength within themselves that they didn't see while they were in their old life. Instead of being one of those that just kind of went along with the others in the old life, they became leaders and visionaries in their new lives.

The sentiments of that last paragraph come from a favorite author, Louis L'Amour, in many of his books. So, I can't really say that it is an original thought from me. However, what he said is truthful.

Welcome to being a pioneer. Look ahead and ignore the "barking dogs" that give you negative opinions and comments. Louis L'Amour also spoke of the barking dogs.

In some of his stories, it was usually a father or older man telling a young boy how it was that when the Westward bound Conestoga wagons rolled through towns, the dogs came out to bark at them. His character then told the young listener that the barking didn't stop the wagons from going on to their destinations.

Following the advice of the Louis L'Amour characters, may we all forge ahead with our plans, after carefully considering all consequences and leave the "barkers" behind.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Liberal Scare Tactics and Duplicity….Again!!

As the debate continues on how to rein in the massive spending that government had accomplished over the years, the Democrats have once again pulled out the “old play book” for tactics on attacking the Republicans. (Whatever happened to that “new tone” that Obama spoke of back after the Arizona Congresswoman Giffords was shot?)

One of the latest comments was made by Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House, speaking to a group of union members. (Below the quote is a link to a story regarding this gathering. It can be determined what political leaning “Talking Points Memo” has by the number of those in the comments critical of Republicans after the story.)

“NANCY PELOSI: Budget deficit is an excuse for the Republicans to undermine government, plain and simple. They don’t just want to make cuts, they want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the Department of Education. They want to destroy your rights.”


Every election season, whether national or state, the liberals come out and accuse their opponents of wanting to “kill Grandma; destroy the environment; take food from the mouths of children (a reference to school lunch programs); and just about every other type of catastrophe that there is in the world. In addition, with the Obama administration and following the advice of Rahm Emmanuel, everything is a “crisis” and they do everything they can to use that as a means of getting their way.

All during the time of TARP and Stimulus, we heard of all the areas that were in crisis. Banks which were too big to fail, auto companies that are too big to fail, and others were all bandied about as the reasons for massive spending by the President and the Democratic controlled Congress.

The banks got bailed out, the unions got bailed out via the auto buyout, and unemployment continued to rise, foreclosures still came about even after the mortgage assistance program was enacted. Nowhere did any of the “little guys” (and gals) gain from those bailouts. In fact, they actually suffered more.

Back many years ago, the Democrats enacted “Base-line Budgeting.” This was a policy wherein the government each and every year took the budget for each agency and automatically added a percentage to the upcoming year’s budget. So, each and every year, the agencies got additional money every time, regardless of whether the agencies were doing things in an efficient manner or had successful programs.

The Democrats always spoke of “budget cuts” during that period, but the cuts were actually just a lower percentage of increase. Instead of, say 10% added for the next year, they only got 7%. In their rhetoric, they always claimed those as “cuts”, when they were really still increases in agency budgets. When the Republicans took control of Congress back in the ‘90’s, that “base-line budgeting” idea went away. However, I believe that it was re-enacted during the period of 2006 to 2010 while the Democrats again controlled Congress and they had a Democrat (actually Socialist) President in the form of Barack Obama.

While the current crisis of the “default” of the federal government is being hailed as a dire doomsday scenario, the Congress, including the weak Republicans, are again playing with terms and numbers.

There is enough money coming in each month from taxes and fees to fund the debt, the interest on the debt, Social Security, and military and veteran’s benefits and pay. Thus, it is unlikely the government would default IF the Secretary of the Treasury would prioritize what was paid until the issue of government overspending could be addressed.

The ratings companies that have the ability to lower America’s credit rating have stated that the government needs to have at least $4 Trillion in cuts to avoid a rating adjustment. Yet, other than the House’s “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill and Senator Tom Coburn’s $9 Trillion bill, no other proposal comes even close to the $4 Trillion cut that is needed.

Recently, when “Cut, Cap, and Balance” went to the Senate, they voted to NOT EVEN DEBATE that bill. Senator Reid proclaimed the bill as “Over, Dead, and Done.” Now, the weak Republicans, Boehner in particular, have managed to compromise with themselves. I recently wrote my Congressmen and suggested that the House send the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill back to the Senate, but with an additional $1 Trillion in cuts. Then, if the Senate again killed the bill, I suggested sending it back again with yet another $1 Trillion in cuts. I wonder if the Senate would get the message after about seeing that bill come back stronger each time they rejected it?

The Democrats aren’t compromising, nor will they if they can help it. So, again the Democrats will help destroy the country and its economy by their insistence on paying for practically everything. Over the years, the Democratic Party has seemed to believe in buying their votes from those that they can pay off with the tax money of the achiever of this country.

Years ago, one of my relatives told me, “When the government starts talking about the “poor”, then grab your wallet. Every time that someone or some group says that the government ought to do something about some issue, then grab your wallet. It will be your money they use.”

George W. Bush had it right during his Presidential debates. It isn’t government’s money, it is our money. Government complains about the oil companies making huge profits, yet the government gets more money from a gallon of fuel in the form of taxes than the oil companies make in profits per gallon of fuel.

The Democrats and their willing partners, the news media, have been deriding the Tea Party participants ever since those groups began to meet and discuss the issues. I can tell you that it is because the media and the Democrats fully realize that those Tea Party participants are far more educated in regards to just about every trick that the Democrats use to win votes. They fully realize that the Democrats are nothing more than liars and thieves and the news media is a willing accomplice.

It is the same when they attack such Republican figures as Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, and others that are well educated and knowledgeable political figures that could seriously upset their apple carts. The Democrats are hopeful that a “liberal” Republican, such as Mitt Romney, would be chosen as the Republican presidential candidate. They easily won when the “liberal” Republican John McCain ran for President.

The Democrat’s future is not so certain. As of this week, the polls are showing that President Obama is losing a lot of support from his base. That doesn’t even take into account the moderates and independents who have a tendency to “swing” from one party to another. Congressional support is still way down. Even Nancy Pelosi has a 60% DISAPPROVAL rating.

The Republicans just need to get a stiffened spine and stay strong on reforming the outlandish spending of government, and they also need to repeal the Obama health care initiative. I won’t feel comfortable with simply “de-funding” that program. It needs to go the way of the Dodo bird, and as fast as possible.

The Health Care Organizational Chart:




    I never argue politics! I do however know what I like and what I don't like - I do know when people are taking advantage of other people and I have a very good "street sense" of who I like and do not like.

    My opinion - Little Georgie Bush and his gang brought the United States and many other countries to their knees - his head idiot Cheney was actually running the country and led Gerogie around by the nose. Republican politicians are IMHO evil people. Their main concern is MONEY (you could sing that to the tune of Mickey Mouse) M O N E Yyyyyyyyyyyyy. Their premise is the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

    Obama was a breath of fresh air - did he do what he said he would NO - NO - NO!
    He has not even come close!! He set out on an impossible task - that of undoing the undoable damage the Republican Politicians did to our country - the United States of America. The invasion of Iraq has and will continue to keep America on its knees for many years to come.

    Now the Republican politicians are doing as much as they can to deflate the recent small uptick in the economy. The economy started to improve a bit - not because of anything Obama did - but merely because it was TIME!! This bickering about the budget and not pulling back on the tax decrease for the rich of this country has put down the confidence of the American people once again. This is exactly what the Republicans want. They caused all our problems and now come election time after getting their butts kicked around the block 100 times during the previous Presidential election, they have created a false sense of the lack of economic recovery and brought about a further decline in comsumer confidence. Why?? Simple - come election time they will ride into town ( wearing black hats - sitting on black horses) with a solution to bring America back into economic line. How will they do this? Simple - Well since they created our economic disaster who better to get it un-done!!!! This is the Setup of the Century! Republic politicians are evil and they have taken the monetarily lower middle class - the monetarily middle class and the monetarily upper middle class and turn us into one single group of monetarily lower class people. The American people need to take back their country.

    John Boehner is the poster boy for all that is evil and wrong with our country today and he and his silly little followers are Evil-Evil-Evil.
    They are Robin Hood in reverse - rob from the poor and give to the rich - they are such disgusting "LITTLE PEOPLE."

    This entire farce has to do with only one thing and that being the next Presidential election - the Republicans will lie, cheat and steal from the American people to try and win this election. I hope they do not succeed as the USA and the rest of the world perhaps will never recover from their evil.

    Republican politicians should hang their heads in shame as they have and will continue to bring American to it knees - and why? They are a bunch of egotistical - self center - arrogant power and money hungry TOADS!!

    Right now I'm ashamed of how the "Leaders" of my country are behaving!

  2. Terry, I have to agree. The dems are great at spreading half-truths and innuendo to achieve their goals. Take away our rights? Yeah, I have a right to a Department of Education that serves no useful urpose. I have a right to have an EPA that does nothing more than increase the prices on every thing we use, buy or sell. EPA has effectively shut down all oil drilling in the US. Only the wells and projects approved before obama are on going. Bakken and Eagle/Ford drilling is still cooking. Now the push is on to shut down a lot of the small post offices because they are losing money. How about shutting down gov't projects that are losing money (as in most of them). When was the last time you saw a new refinery get started? When was the last time you saw an Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac serve a useful purpose? When was the last time you saw a court case by the Attorney General that actually benefited a US citizen? When did you see an NLRB case benefit a US citizen? obama has never seen a vote he couldn't try to buy. All the AG and obama want to do is enhance illegal immigration to gather more votes from someone that started as a law breaker.

  3. ...when they attack such Republican figures as Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, and others that are well educated and knowledgeable political figures."

    Sarah Palin does not even know the history of our country as evidenced by her stupid comment re: Paul Revere - everytime I look into those cold dead eyes of Michelle Bachman and listen to her slurred talk -I say WHOOPS another migrain headache - Yes she is a big headache to ALL!

    My hope is that we are Canidian Citizens before either of these two EVIL people ever become President of a country!

    Did you know that when Little Georgie was elected for Cheneys 2nd term as President that the inquries into Canadian Citizenship more than tripled? It did ---- I know as I was one who inquired and was told my application could not be processed due to the increase in inquiries!!
    One mans trash is another mans treasure - such a true saying.

  4. Republicans stealing and being evil:

    Republicans want to cut taxes so people can keep more of their own money. Republicans want to cut government spending so that fewer taxes are needed, thus allowing people to keep more of their own money.

    How is it stealing and evil to want people to benefit from their own efforts?

    As for the assertions that Cheney was behind everything that Bush did, history will prove that wrong. Incidentally, it has been said that history won't really be correct until historians who "didn't live in the time" actually examine the facts (not media spin) and report on those facts.

    That is why I am so much against the media. They do their best to create false assertions, thus misleading the public. More and more, the public is becoming aware of this, as advertising, viewership, and subscriptions are all suffering for the media.

  5. The only reason the republicians would give a tax break to people other than the rich is so they could stop trying to defend their stupid need to give the richest people a foolish tax break. If a Republican gives the people something, you can bank on the fact that they will take twice as much back in the process. When all else fails for Republican Politicians they will just invade a country (needlessly) and start another war so the rich can even get richer.
    My wife and I are practicing the Canadian National Anthem - If the Republicans regain office - America is doomed - Hell 1/2 the world already hates us - it won't take much more as I'm sure The Repub's will invade Iran shortly after taking office. This is how the rich get richer - I wonder how much money "Tricky Dicky Cheney" made with his war-like enterprises?
    This could go on forever so since I do not argue politics or religion - I'm bowing out of this discussion. The American people will decide - I just hope they have the courage to take back their country. Ohhhhhh Canada --- Ohhhhhh Canada
    (Just practicing!)


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