On occasion, I post things on here that express my viewpoint on different subjects. Marlon (see previous post’s comments) wishes I woulds stay way from “politics”. Well, I am here to inform you, that like it or not, politics is screwing with our lives each and every day. People do not go vote as they should ( 30 % , last time I looked actually took the time to go vote in the last election) and they are part of the reason the country is in the shape it is in today, because they do not take part. yeah, yeah, you all got good excuses, too…Bullshit! You who don’t votes are spitting on those who died to give you that privilege. And I’d bet most of you who don’t vote, also bitch about policies and the things that politics bring to our day to day life. Seems to me like many have died around the world to have the privileges we have today, and people here just go on about their merry little lives, letting others worry about that. “My oh my, life is so fun, too bad them other people are so silly as to think dull dreary things like politics have anything to do with their every day lives…tee hee… ”
So, too bad Marlon, I will keep politics in here from time to time and scream and holler and rant and rave and if you don’t like it, kiss my ass, this is MY blog. I started it as a journal, so my grand children and great grandchildren could see my thoughts, someday when I am dead and gone. And part of those are about politics. As they say, those who do not pay attention to history are doomed to repeat it… and I am sick of seeing this nation going down in flames as Europe is, because of the same stupid socialistic policies that have been enacted over there. At least you’d think we would be smart enough not to do the same, but then, we can’t even get the majority to vote in an election
If you want to debate me on anything I write on here, do so in the comments. If you show a glimmer of imagination or some brains, I will gladly debate or argue with you. But do NOT tell me what to put or not put in my blog. I ain’t doing this for you. I am doing this for ME. And MINE…
Yeah, that’s how I roll, dawg… deal with it….
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Well said!! Your politics are the politics of common sense, which has more reason to be on the endangered species list than the bears and wolves and snails and squid do! I am also sick of hearing things like, “I don’t want to think about politics” etc. People had sure better start thinking about what is going on before it is too late…if it isn’t already. Good post
Exactly, Marianne. Lazy pups. Don’t want to be bothered or have to think, just give them their4 news in nice little sound bites, all processed so it doesn’t upset them … no wonder these people are so brainwashed into thinking things like Obamacare are great, just get someone else to pay for it, or do the work for them and now, think for them…lazy whelps!
Keep up the posts Robert. I read them and heartily agree with them. I vote and therefore have the right to complain or agree. Those who do not vote have given up all rights and deserve whatever may happen. At least some of us are trying to save this country. Hopefully, the few will win. God Be with us.
Well said. I couldn’t agree with you more.
Say it like it is, way to go! If more people in this country would stand their ground, we wouldn’t be heading to the mess we seem to be headed to, and already are in. You just keep on speaking your mind, and if somebody doesn’t like it, well they can just…..well those of us who get it know the rest.
Thank you all… and Marlon, if you are still reading, I thi k these comments prove my point. You, are in the minority… at least where sane , hardworking people congregate…..
Dennis wrong point here I served my country, during the Vietnam war have no problems with your politics at all just like the western stories and life on the ranch.,I served during a war which was unpoplar while people avoided the draft so say what you want. Thats why I served.
Well, then thank you for your service Marlon. Then your point would be, you just like to not think about politics when you come read on this blog? I can understand that. And have no problem with it. If this is your point, then all I can tell you is to skip any of my blogs you don’t enjoy…
In my opinion….the biggest problem we have in this country, is the “what’s in it for me” mentality among some narrow-sighted American people. It’s what got our current administration in office, and will be what keeps them in there if they get re-elected. Our forefathers, and my Father, who spilled his blood on German soil in WWII, were builders of this great country, not consumers of it. They did not try to “canniblize” America, as is being done today by our “entitlement” society, who think the government owes them for doing nothing.
I too love Dennis’s western themed blog and pictures, but an occasional glimpse into the “political” reality we are facing is a healthy thing to include. It is part of his, and our, reality, and to think otherwise would be like the blinders put on horses pulling a wagon so they can’t see anything going on around them.
What’s really scary is the fact that 56% of Americans get some form of check from our government every month, and they are voters capable of voting in politicians who will continue this insanity, and eventually bring this great country down by “consuming” it, instead of building it up. I pray this does not happen, for the sake of my children, and grandchildren.
Thank you Marvin, I agree wholeheartedly with you…perhaps we should pass a law that anyone receiving any kind of check from the government, other than drawing a paycheck for actual work, should NOT get to vote… then maybe we could stop some of this….
Robert, this is your house. It ain’t Burger King, where anyone can have it their way.
Maybe we should have every day common people run this country instead of the lawyers that have no conscious of what they are doing to the country.
Yeah, if we could just get them to run and provide them with enough money to win….
Amen Dennis! APATHY! The way everything goes to hell in a hand basket is because good people sit by and do NOTHING or say NOTHING. I listened to a group of twenty somethings gonig on about OBAMACARE – it was all I could do to not choke the life right out of them. One snidely asked “Have you even read it?” and I said “NO I haven’t read the 1200 pages – have YOU?” He sat there looking as stupid as he was sounding. I threw several questions his way asking how it works, who pays for, why would congress exempt themselves if it is so great? They could not answer one thing! THEN to top off my frustration not ONE…..not ONE of the 8 kids sitting there were even registered to vote!
The young people need to educate themselves get registered to vote – my hell we all do. We go to the poll’s this November with only a 30% turnout then SHAME ON US!!! “We the People” must be “We the MAJORITY of the people” – we have to have those folks who understand that a bailout\handout is not going to FIX anything. Hard times are coming – frankly I would rather that then to continue down this path of apathy, uncaring, uninvolved oblivian! Time to pay the piper – and like with our own personal debt – it sucks! Learn from it – but my dad used to tell me that when you find yourself in a hole the first thing you ought to do it quit digging!
NOW – I need a DP with lime! 🙂
Yup, I agree Stephanie….,
Have a nice global warming event today, rd.
Thanks larry, everyday is Glowbull warming day as far as I can tell.. this country does nothing but change, with or without mankind….you seem kind of intelligent larry, I am surprised you have fell for all that BS about man made climate change, guess you like putting more money in peoples pockets who profit from this nonsense huh?
Gosh I kinda like your common sense..and this is your blog..and we still have freedom of speech:)
Great post JB and I love all the feedback!!
HI. This is an interesting and lively discussion. I have some information yall might find helpful:
“With respect to health insurance for Members of Congress and congressional staff, § 1312(d)(3)(D) of
PPACA specifically requires that:
the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and
congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall
be health plans that are–
(I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or
(II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).”
This is where I found this information: http://healthlawandlitigation.com/PDF/crs-on-health-care-fines.pdf
I think it is directly from the document itself, from Obamacare. I’ve heard so much both ways about the Congressional exemption, so I went hunting. It looks like Congress Is Not Exempted. Hmmmm.
I bet you keep looking and you will find a loophole for them fine haired sonsabitches….
D,E, Bishop – the main problem for me with Obamacare is that the federal government is moving into areas they really shouldn’t. I’ve copied below a few sites I follow and apologize in advance to Dennis for hogging up all his comment section 🙂
“The real reason socialized medicine has never passed is because the public has rejected it each time it is proposed. Perhaps Obama, Pelosi and the others have won a war, but if that’s true, it is the citizens of this country who they fought against; it is the American people who they have conquered.”
Every Democrat who voted for this bill purposefully trampled public opinion. Even if you are an adoring fan of Obamacare you can’t ignore the willfull ignorance of the American people. It’s inexcusable. It’s corruption at its finest…
The American Thinker
Large majorities of Americans oppose this legislation because it offends the historic American dedication to the principle of self-government. They understand that this new law will accelerate Washington’s intrusion into our most personal and private decisions.”
“Those who supported this bill are our fellow Americans, and we do not question their good will or patriotism. In public policy, however, good intentions alone do not suffice. And let there be no mistake, our philosophical differences with supporters of this bill are profound.”
“If there is one good thing about the past year—one in which we have witnessed unprecedented horse-trading, press stunts, midnight votes and political manipulation in both houses of the U.S. Congress—it is that the American people have come away educated as never before about the differences between these two visions for America.”
“They understand this health care bill forces individuals and employers to buy insurance policies designed by government bureaucrats. This intrusion is intended to follow us from cradle to grave.”
“Instead of empowering families and individuals to make their own choices, Obamacare empowers the bureaucracy to make those decisions for them. It is this unelected bureaucracy, unanswerable to the electorate, that will determine the content of health benefits packages, including medical treatment and procedures, and how much will be paid for those services.”
“Americans will not stand for it. The American love for liberty prevailed in our founding, and will prevail once again.”
“Fortunately, there are no permanent victories or defeats in Washington. For millions of Americans and for Heritage, Round One of this fight is over. Today, The Heritage Foundation is answering the bell for Round Two…Help us educate our lawmakers, as well as those who aspire to become tomorrow’s lawmakers. Together we can make the persuasive case for repeal of this Intolerable Act and thereby return us to our American destiny.”
The Heritage Foundation – Edward Feulner Letter 03.22.2010
Stephanie.. no need to apologies, this is what threads like this are for and great comments like this….I did see where it showed the lines and chapter and page where they ARE allowed out of it….just can’t remember! They think they are better than us and why shouldn’t they, get are paid for LIFE after they get in…… no wonder they spend so much to get the job….
I totally agree that congressional pay and benefits are Outrageous!! I want to see them with the very same options for healthcare and other stuff that we have. Once they are out of office, there should be no difference between a former congressperson and the rest of us.
It ought to be like my church, ELCA. We have synodical bishops and a church-wide bishop. They are pastors who are elected by the church members for a specific term, 12 years tops. (Two 6-year terms.) After that, they are back to pastor, just like the woman or man serving in Faith, for example.
D.E BISHOP also a lutheran here I think they should cut out all subsidies except for veterans medicare and social security..can I GET A AMEN
D.E. I dont think very well of politicians I HAVE NEVER SEEN A POOR ONE WHEN THEOR DONE.