worst president, ever?
friday, may 24th, 2013
"all through George W. Bush's two terms, the Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and others claimed that they represented “a culture of corruption” and yet I cannot recall any significant examples, nor does a look back at those years reveal any scandals resulting from his administrations governance. It was not perfect, but it was not corrupt.
This term, however, marked Barack Obama's first term and now his second which is currently imploding from a confluence of scandals involving Benghazi-Gate, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Justice. Let's not forget “Fast and Furious.”
The very first example of the changes that would mark his administration was the announcement of Obama's “czars”, a shadowy group of advisors whose power to set and influence government policy without any congressional oversight appears to have transcended that of his cabinet members, many of whom would contribute to lengthening the recession he “inherited” as the result of the 2008 financial crisis while increasing the national debt and deficit to heights never before seen in the history of the nation.
What we have come to learn in his first term was that Obama had scant regard for the Constitution, the guiding instrument of governance. It was in his view an “imperfect” instrument and yet, with amendments, it has guided the nation to superpower status since its ratification in 1791, a process that took four years from the 1786 Annapolis Convention that called for a Constitutional Convention.
What we learned through is first campaign and first term was that Obama lies about everything, starting with his personal life. What we have learned is that his answer to everything is to give another speech, hold another press conference, issue another executive order, and to dismiss any criticism as “a sideshow”, and to host a number of dinners to give the impression he is willing to work with Republicans in Congress. In truth, he rarely interacted even with Democrats in Congress.
In short, Obama has never addressed his duty to govern. He has instead maintained a non-stop process of campaigning and fund-raising. It did not work in 2010 when voters returned power to the Republicans in the House and now he is doing everything he can to regain Democrat control there in 2014.
His priority on September 11, 2012, the night in which he was informed of the attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya, was to go to bed in order to get a good night's sleep before flying off to Las Vegas for more fund-raising the next day, skipping his daily intelligence briefing. An American ambassador had been killed along with three other personnel, but it did not alter his schedule.
This is a President who spent his entire first term blaming his predecessor, George W. Bush, for every problem that crossed his desk and demanded his attention.
This is a President whose foreign policy in the Middle East failed to address events there while delegating responsibility to his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton who as of 2 AM the morning of September 12th knew that it was an orchestrated attack by al Qaeda. And then, in concert with the White House, told Americans that it was the result of a video and was a “spontaneous” event.
This is a President who has withdrawn U.S. troops from Iraq, a nation now wracked with daily bombings and has set in process the withdrawal from Afghanistan, a nation that will fall once again under the control of the Taliban. The alleged ally of America, Pakistan, now fears for its stability from the same threat. Both wars, the longest since the Vietnam War, were and remain unpopular, but both were intended to reduce the role of al Qaeda in the Middle East. That role has now expanded into the Syrian civil war and was manifest in Mali.
His response was to depend on isolated drone attacks in Yemen and elsewhere, and of course his authorization of the assassination of Osama bin Laden for which he took total credit despite the fact that the effort had begun in the Bush years.
In the years prior to Benghazi-Gate we have now learned that Obama was using the Internal Revenue Service to harass organizations associated with the Tea Party movement, that identified themselves as “patriots”, or had a pro-Israel agenda. In a similar fashion his Environmental Protection Agency was denying Freedom of Information inquires to organizations opposed to its policies while granting access to those who supported it.
In his first term, his Department of the Interior pursued policies that denied access to drilling for oil and natural gas on federally owned lands and while his Department of Energy wasted billions on “renewable energy” companies manufacturing solar panels no one wanted to purchase, going bankrupt one after another. At one point the President advocated using algae—pond scum—as a source of energy.
This is a President who promised his “stimulus” program would put Americans back to work and revive the economy.
This is a President who has continued to tell Americans that global warming is the greatest threat to the nation and the world despite a sixteen-year cooling cycle in progress.
The current scandals, derided as being “politicized” by Republicans, suggest that impeachable offenses have been authorized and committed by branches of the administration he leads. The current makeup of Congress in which the Senate is still controlled by Democrats suggests that impeachment would be difficult to pursue, but the 2014 midterm elections could and should change that.
The worst of his offenses is Obamacare, described by members of his own party as “a train wreck”, and a program to be administered by the IRS!
It is not hyperbole to say Barack Obama is the worst President in the history of the nation.
Ask the millions of Americans who are still unemployed more than four years since his first inauguration.
Ask the millions of new graduates from colleges and universities who cannot find jobs commensurate with their degrees.
Ask the millions of Americans unable to retire due to the agonizingly slow recovery of the economy.
And ask the mainstream media, after years of ignoring his failures (and 173 crimes) have suddenly awakened to the seizure of Associated Press phone records after acting as mere stenographers for his daily “talking points”.
The question is how long before he is either impeached or forced to resign as the dream of “hope and change” has turned to hopelessness and the change has become the “transformation” of America from the greatest economy the world has ever known to a debtor nation disrespected by allies and enemies alike."
© Alan Caruba, 5/17/13, Albany Tribune Op-Ed.
A Day In The Life
Finally, a good night's sleep; I work-up at 6:30am on Friday, made Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee (from whole, freshly-ground Starbuck's® Dark French Roast Fresh Ground Beans) with my Chemex® Drip System, and had a bowl of Cap'n Crunch w/ blueberries. 50°F, sunny and clear, forecast to be only 75°F and pleasant. A perfect day to get some pruning, weed-spraying etc done at Dad's, so I planned to leave at 9am and work for a few hours. We had some other GC&N business to go over, in addition, and I'd just put-off a few errands until Monday or Tuesday.
I left at 9, got to Dad's and mixed-up 4gal of Round-Up® Pro® Herbicide, sprayed the foundation beds, all tree beds and sidewalk weeds. Twice. He started mowing the front and large side
I slept-in until 6:30am on Saturday, already 60°F and forecast to hit 70°F, made coffee, OJ and Eggs, Grits, Cheese & Bacon, checked the weather and new sites, and decided to drive down to the GC&N Complex, to check the mailbox and look for a 10-11" wide "field squat pot", for my ornamental grass, for my porch urn. I had Dad's stuff all ready-to-go, but I needed a larger pot. I left at 9am, hit all kinds of construction delays, but made it to the Complex in 45mins, got a nice assortment
Still 57°F, but cloudy, rainy and cool, I was up at 5:30am on Sunday, made OJ, coffee and had a bowl of Shredded Wheat w/ Fruit for breakfast, checked my shopping list, scanned the weather and news sites, and decided to leave at 7:30 for Weis Market. I added a whole additional column for Dad's 'fridge, since it's always seemingly half-empty when I'm over there. I start the Back-Up/Restore Scheduled 30min early, while I was warming-up the Jeep and walked over to get the mail from the CHCA Mailbox. I left for the market, got thru in 20mins, back home and unpacked. I bagged-up Dad's stuff, ornamental grass and
I made a Turkey Club w/ Chips and a bowl of Vegetable Beef Soup for lunch. I drove down to the GC&N Complex with my range bag, headphones, 10 silhouette targets, 250 rounds of .45cal 230gr FMJ (ball) ammo and my 2 Kimber 1911 .45cal ACPs, and shot targets at 12ft & 20ft, until 5pm. The red lasers worked well on a cloudy day, and I "dialed them in", at 20ft. My old pistol range was still in good shape, and I had some long overdue fun, despite the soggy weather and numerous personal setbacks. After getting home at 6pm, I cleaned both .45s downstairs on my basement workbench, and listened to Gun Talk Radio on a several-hour-delayed stream, from 8-11pm. I laid-out my breakfast settings, finally closed-down at 11:30, armed the Condo, and went up to bed.
After sleeping-in until 7am on Monday, I made coffee, OJ and Soft-Boiled Eggs w/ Bacon for breakfast. Today's my weekly laundry day, change the bed and do some "Condo chores", as usual. 66°F, cloudy, t-storms forecast, but at least we didn't get any of the tornado/hail/storm damage which the Plains and Midwest did, last evening. With more to come, as "the tornado
I listened to Rush from 12-3pm, and reports of massive tornadoes in OKC came pouring-in, making me glad I didn't live in Iowa, anymore, as I did in the late-60s/early-70s, at Drake University 1967-1971. We had several big ones go by Des Moines during those years. The devastation and destruction was unbelievable, as I watched live streams from Fox News affiliate KFOR-4 TV in OKC and other areas. I skipped the Mark Levin Show (re-run "best of"), and watched the Moore, OK, Tornado coverage streaming until 10:15pm, and called it a day.
By Tuesday morning at 6:30, the overnight t-storms had passed thru the area, and the heat was building-in. 69°F and clearing, I knew we'd be in for a sunny, hot and muggy day, as I made coffee, OJ and had a couple of Buttery & Flaky Croissants. I turned-on the AC to 75°F to get the humidity down, decided to go to Dad's to get another Round-Up® Herbicide spray on the back bank's thistle plague. I'll give it a few days, and then switch-over to Stinger® Herbicide, if the Round-Up doesn't work. I left at 9, helped him set-up his FOLIO investment account on his HP laptop, and remixed 2gals of Round-Up, sprayed a hundred or so thistle as a test, visited for a while, and was back
With a lot of things on my mind, I was up at 5am on Wednesday; again a Summery 63°F and humid morning, with a forecast of severe t-storms for the afternoon. I made coffee, OJ and again had a couple of Buttery & Flaky Croissants. I've lost my taste for cold cereal for now, and oatmeal/grits/cream of wheat just doesn't appeal to me, right now. I do miss the eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, hash browns, home fries, but it's just too warm to eat a heavy meal. I left at 8am for Dad's to get another spray on the thistle, since it was also forecast to hit 90°F by 11am, and I wanted to get back inside before the heat/humidity arrived. I left at 8:15am, before the heat and humidity arrived, used Dad's 5gal pump sprayer and got 85-90% of the bank's thistle and other weeds sprayed and re-sprayed; those I'd hit on Sunday were already wilting and turning black, so it was working. It was already 79°F and the humidity was here; I was soaked just from 35mins work. I visited with Dad for a short while, and left to get some errands done, go home and into the AC. I'm just not ready for the usual
I stopped at Home Depot to look at "dawn/dusk photocells" for my front lamppost light, but I'll have to order it online and pick it up at the store; they don't stock the type I need, in-store. After getting home, I made a simple Ham & Swiss on Rye Sandwich w/ Chips, and worked on the 2nd Qtr Condo Budget revisions, while listening to Rush. By 3pm, it was already 86°F and heading upward, and the humidity was nasty. I did some pruning on the front yard Pin Oak's lower limbs, sprayed some weeds around its mulched base, mulched the Red Fountain Grass in the front porch urn, and stayed-in for the rest of the afternoon. Dad had a 1:30pm Jeep service app't at S&D Automotive, in East York. By 6pm, temps had only dropped to 82°F and t-storms were moving into the area. Tom Marr was subbing on the Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm; once again, good host and show. I reset the Norton 360 maintenance settings, ran some of the unused tasks, and viola!, my HP 6000 Pro (Win-7 Pro) unit was zinging along 2x as fast as
It was nice to sleep-in until 6:30am on Thursday; dreary, cloudy, 65°F already and more t-storms heading our was up the coast. I turned-on the AC, made coffee, has some Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections and the last of the Buttery & Flaky Croissants, for breakfast. The news and weather sites weren't anything special, but I did have some things to tweak in my new FOLIO financial software, as interest payments began arriving. Some friends called and were having computer problems at their business, so I drove over to help get them back-up and running, doing vehicle inspections and services. I stopped at Weis Market on the way home, to pick-up some things for Dad and myself, and will take them over to him tomorrow. Back by 11:45, I made a Grilled Cheese, Ham & Tomato Soup for lunch. The rain had arrived, and more huge storms were moving-up the coast toward us, again. I turned-on the AC to rid the Condo of the humidity, and did some paperwork and filing, while listening to Rush in the background.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is over and done with. I'm an Eagle Scout, Class of 1963, and am gravely-disappointed in their decision to allow homos into the organization, today. The faggot-loving media went wild with glee.
A neighbor stopped-by and needed some help with moving heavy deck furniture, after he'd power washed his massive, new $25,000 deck and we spent nearly 2hrs getting the drying chairs, tables, BBQ,
Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", and begins the Memorial Day Weekend, formerly known as Decoration Day, on Monday. At 3pm, I'll observe a minute of silence in thanks for all who served, and for those who gave all. Thanks, Dad, for your service in WWII.
You Own It, demokkkRATs!
ongratulations to the asswipe demokkkRATs, irrelevant "Free Shit!" minorities and stupid young people on the Truly-Shitty Economy you've created and inherited. You now own it 100%, and you can't blame Bush, anymore. Bathhouse Barry ∅bummer did it all by himself. You voted for it, dumbassed idiots. Time to suffer with the rest of us, as your actions have dire consequences for the entire country. Nice going, low-information voter morons.
The next terrorist attack, you own it.
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.
Sky-rocketing energy prices due to ∅bummer's corrupt EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to Russia, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care, you own it.
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies mistrust us, you own it.
Another trillion-plus of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi Massacre situations, you own it.
No one willing to join the military, you own it.
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you own it.
Trouble finding good employment, you own it.
Several part time jobs instead of one good job, you own it.
A One-World Government, you own it.
The UN governing the United States, instead of us governing ourselves, you own it.
A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table, even if it is "Dead On Arrival", you own it.
China controlling our world trade, trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known them in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship, instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
Driving a car that looks like a child's toy, you own it.
Unending islamic shitfilth wars in the Middle East and Africa, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
More toleration of extreme, fanatical and subhuman islamo-nazi fascist filth, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called "workplace violence incidents", you own it.
Your "revenge" instead of love of country, you own it.
President George W Bush is out of it now, and there is not another good man for you to villify and lie about.
Shit-for-brains, ∅bummer-asshole is a liar, traitor, racist, muslim, coward, bathhouse fag and doper, can't take responsibility for the damage he's inflicted upon America. It's 100% his fault. Prove me wrong, anyone!
In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it becomes impossible to clean-up this mess that YOU voted for. Yes, moronic ∅bummer-asshole idiots: YOU!
Your TSHTF Survival
Are you truly ready for when, not if, TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). And a lot of my "Journal" Readers have emailed and called me to discuss what preparations they should take for that "coming awful event". Believe me, "it" IS coming. Based upon what's happening around the world and here in the US, I have a terrible, terrible *gut feeling* that TSWHTF (The Shit Will Hit The Fan), sometime in late-2012 or in early-2013. Don't ask why; I just do.
First, Israel is preparing for war, after being attacked for years on many fronts, and not fighting back as she should have. This war will truly have "Biblical implications" around the world. The Middle East is rapidly-collapsing under the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic riots (muslim Brotherhood) and rule ("arab Spring"), with world crude oil prices projected to hit $200+/bbl, or even higher into the $300-$400 range,
Just Google "survival" and see what comes-up. Damned-near everything you ever wanted to know how to prepare for this for-sure-coming "hellish holocaust", some of it in easy-to-download *.PDF format. Tens-of-thousands of websites are devoted to the topic of "survival". Do the same with "You Tube", and watch the thousands of videos. This is *NOT The Phony Y2K Crappola*; this is for real. I said numerous times that Y2K was a waste of time and money to prepare for, and that came true. I'm reading that "survival stores" are reporting a huge upswing in sales and preparations, and for good reason.
I'm also one of the very, very few who "predicted a 9-11 type event", 2 years and 8 months before it happened. Read down that "Journal" entry to the "Scary Stuff" section, and it was done by the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic shit/filth/trash, NOT the US Gov't as some morons and idiots (Alex Jones & Co), have and still It's interesting you mention when an old paradigm dies and a new one takes its place. There are people who are still connected to the old one and can't conceive of life without that old paradigm. I think you saw that in the Great Depression. A lot of people never recovered from it because once that hit it was the end of their lives. claim. Need I say more about those certifiable and murderous, subhuman muslim/islamist wackos who are determined to kill all of us Proud Infidels?
Am I an "conspiracy alarmist" or one of those "crazed survivalists", sequestered in a Montana, Idaho, Utah or Wyoming compound or bunker? Not hardly; I'm simply in mid-State Pennsylvania, an Eagle Scout, Class of 1963, Order Of The Arrow/ Vigil Honor, and our BSA Motto was then, and still is now, "Be Prepared". Need I say any more?
Forget all of the "buy gold and silver" bullshit commercials; buy "brass and lead" for your guns. They're a far, far superior investment, IMO. Ammo is truly a "fungible" item; gold & silver aren't at all. They may be "intrinsic", but they're utterly-useless in a collapsing/collapsed society or world. Do the requisite research, as I've done. 'Nuff said on that subject.
BTW, how are you stocked-up for incandescent light bulbs? Within 4 weeks, manufacturing and using 100w incandescent will become "a crime", thanks to stupid-assed, liberal moron chimp, shit-for-brains, George W Bush & Co, in 2007. You'll be forced, under penalty-of-law, to use the very expensive,
This government's ***CRIMINALLY NUTS***, in trying to regulate our use of anything and everything! It's fascism, socialism, Leninism and communism, dammit, and it won't stand! Where is that in The US Constitution? The US Government isn't empowered to force us to do or buy anything, and has overstepped its legal authority in The ENUMERATED Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause is quite specifically an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The Contemporary Commerce Clause debate, When "decided by the SCOTUS in the Summer of 2012", will cause CWIII, if upheld. Stockpile NOW, because TSHTF before/during/after the November General Election!
Gold is NOT the way to go; lead and brass (aka ammo) ARE. Mark my words!
TSHTF this or next year, and members of the corrupt, criminal US Congress are helping racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "Fuck America!" Obama (SAMBO-IL), by either collaborating with him or cowering before him, on his You are going to see, in metro areas, the absolute worst in humanity, as the people that are most dependent upon a collectivist system, whether they're these Occupy Well Street people, or people who are loaded up with debt, they are totally unprepared for an economic reality where their paradigm does not function. As a result they're going to go through the absolute most disgusting inhumanity that I think any American has ever seen as they go through this anger phase – and it's going to result in riots, and starvation and bloodshed. It has to happen. You don't have people's life savings disappear and people become desperate, and not have that happen. coming "Race War" plan.
We are *at war with Iran*; no doubt about it. Get used to it. And shit-for-brains, racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "F•ck America!" Obama (TRAITOR-IL) has politely "asked" for our formerly Top Secret RQ-170 Sentinel Drone "to be returned". What a dumbf•ck Obama is! He should be charged, tried and imprisoned for *treason*, IMO.
I've been saying, for the past 2-3 years, that no one should buy any gold or silver; it's worthless crap if TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). Instead, buy guns and ammo; they're a far, far better investment, IMO. Any questions?
Uh-oh, it's beginning to happen in Europe. Better get ready for it to come over here, soon, as The Fed f•cks America, once again. Time to abolish The Fed and its corrupt, criminal influence on America's economy!
Here's a very useful List of Barter Items, for when TSHTF. Get and stockpile those and more, if you know what's good for you and your family! Think I'm kidding? Better read this and think VERY carefully about it.
With the FBI already considering many US Citizens as "sovereign citizen extremists", are you ready for "Rex 84" & The FEMA Camps? A new bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish
"Economic chaos" ahead? You betcha. Are you and your family ready for it? It IS coming, at out current rate of out-of-control government spending.
Before TSHTF, here are 20 Lessons From The Streets of Cairo. Worth reading, if you plan to survive.
And before TSHTF, here are Innumerable Lessons From The Collapse of Bosnia, in 1992. Also worth reading, if you plan to survive.
Do you know what an "EMP Attack" is? Now you do. *When* it happens, not *if*, we're all f•cked, unless we're prepared to live in the early-1800s. That's why I write this stuff.
Are you ready for Obama's (TRAITOR-IL) "October Surprise"?
What about access to land and fresh water? Right here's an article to address those concerns.
Looks like a "race war" is coming, thanks to the hate-filled nigga race-pimps Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakan and New Black Pampers®, and time is growing shorter and shorter before TSHTF.
Don't let the possibility of DHS watching your every move deter you in preparing for TSHTF; do it regardless. Your and your Family's safety & survival always comes first. Beware of what your neighbors will do if you're prepared and they're not.
State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to grow, rapidly-emerging as a nationwide movement against the illegal and unconstitutional Federal Jack-Booted-Thugs' powers.
America is already being turned into a giant prison camp, and 90% of Americans either go along with it or don't see it happening. I do.
When prepping, always plan your survival purchases first on paper; buy them afterward.
Here's another good preparedness/precious metals website, 321 Gold. No, I don't believe in gold & silver, for what's coming. I believe in *lead & brass*/*food & water* for that situation; the other stuff comes much, much later.
Here's a new "warning" about a solar-based EMP event. If it happens, TSHTF.
If Iran attacks America's infrastructure, we've got major problems. Are you prepped and ready for it, when it happens?
Are you on a tight budget, in a apartment of small house? Try these link resources.
What happens to a non-Prepper? Read it at your own edification.
Good, solid Prepping information and related links? Right here.
Canned, excellent quality meats for long-term storage and use? Right here.
Shhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone about your "prepping" activities. Keep it quiet, and read this.
Here are the 5 Warning Signs that America is in decline.
What if you're a "Beginning Prepper"?
Ever wonder what "the new normal" might look like? Read it, in chapters. Prepped yet?
What are the 5 symptoms of SHTF happening?
The US is headed for a "fiscal cliff"? Gosh, all of the articles posted at the link in this section, have been saying that for many months. And the "geniuses" in DC are just figuring that out? Well, slap me silly!
Did you know that when the trucks stop, it's over?
Here's "The A-to-Z List" of what you'll need to survive. It's daunting, but you may already have much of it, in-house and not realize it.
There's a new Preparedness Manual, available in *.pdf form, right here. Get it, please.
In case you missed it, here's the "Granddaddy" of Preparedness Manuals.
And here's yet another (condensed) Preparedness List, to compare against the previous two lists, just so you don't miss anything important.
Here are "120 powerful pieces of advice for preppers", to read and take-to-heart.
What happens in the first 12 hours, after the US Dollar fails?
Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 1 of 2].
Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 2 of 2].
Is your city a gang-infested hellhole, yet? It will be, all too soon.
Here are an easy 25 DIY Weekend Preparedness Projects, for anyone wanting to be a little more prepared at the end of the day.
How much food storage do you have?
What will the streets of America look and be like, in the coming months and near future? In a word: ugly.
Good article, which answers many questions you mught have about "prepping": "Time To Plan For The Worst Rather Than Hope For The Best".
Another good article: "7 Surprising Reasons Why Americans Aren't Prepared for What's Coming".
Even left-wing liberal PBS "Frontline" did a series on the coming "Apocalypse".
Can you guess How Many Times Has the World Ended, so far?
Obama: "Entrepreneurs Don't Build Businesses"
"Last week, President Barack Obama delivered some telling remarks to a fire station full of people in Roanoke, Virginia. I'll save you the trouble of reading the (long and uninspired) speech and provide you with the most interesting part:
"If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." – President Barack Obama, July 13th, 2012.
It would be easy to respond with something along the lines of, "Somebody else made that happen? Who? Who magically imagined the product or service, started the business, built it up, and created the jobs? Who was it? The tooth fairy?" And to some extent, President Obama's statement is so ridiculous as to merit that sort of quick, flippant response.
(Here's the video of that loony remark.)
However, he's not entirely wrong. This reminds me of an argument that Massachusetts Senate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren would probably make. If he's talking about a mid-sized or large business, where an entrepreneur has hired additional employees, then at that point the business's success isn't purely that of its founder.
Employees add value to a business through work and ideas. That's why you hire employees, after all. Steve Jobs didn't invent every last detail of the phones, computers, and tablets to come out of Apple over the last decade. There were engineers working on those products who developed them. So, employees help entrepreneurs to build their business. "Somebody else" did indeed play a part in making that happen.
But what makes the president's remarks so inane is the totality of what he's saying. He's not saying that entrepreneurs and employees work together to build a business. It's not a collaborative effort. It's all thanks to the employees. Usually, I can understand the way the president's mind works on most issues by examining it through a pragmatic, liberal, or progressive framework. This one baffles me.
As I explained, I can see that he has some of a point, but he's still just obviously wrong on the broader point. Sure, the employees help to build the business, but the business itself wouldn't exist without the entrepreneur. So, to say to entrepreneurs and to business owners, "...you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," is just wrong. It's silly. They did build that by setting the foundation for the business.
Entrepreneurs are almost always the hardest workers in their business. They work a simply insane number of hours to get their idea off the ground. If they succeed (and they face a tremendous risk if they don't), then they'll start to grow and to hire employees to help. Honestly, if I were an entrepreneur and I read those remarks by the president, I would be furious. It's a tremendous insult to the true job-creators in America, entrepreneurs.
In the context of a long, somewhat rambling campaign speech that touched on every issue under the sun, it may seem as though I'm over-exaggerating the importance of a minor thing he said. But President Obama isn't a stupid man, or even one who makes off-the-cuff remarks he doesn't really mean. He's a very smart man, and he meant what he said.
When the most important issues for most Americans are economic growth and job creation, I believe it's essential to know exactly where both candidates stand on the importance of entrepreneurs. Yesterday, we learned that President Obama believes that entrepreneurs don't build businesses. Ultimately, they're irrelevant. Take that for what you will." ©Principles and Policy, July 14, 2012
Some People Just Need Killing
It's not my intentions to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter one whit to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents — especially our too-vulnerable,
"Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed: for man was made to the image of God."
– Genesis 9:6 precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly — of the subhuman criminals who prey upon them, once-and-for-ever. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers, robbers, child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey, call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Someone needs to take out the trash! I volunteer.
Society's innocents — our precious, defenseless children and the frail, defenseless elderly — must be protected from predators, murderers, rapists, robbers and other subhuman filth, at all times and at any cost, IMO.
The 6th Commandment actually says: "Thou Shalt Not Murder". It does NOT say, "Thou Shalt Not Kill." I personally don't consider any summary-execution — except by subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic pigshit — as murder, in any way, shape or form. It's "Due-Justice-For-Crimes-On-This-Earth", IMO.
The Death Penalty is The Foundation of Government.
"100 years from now, I want the filthy, stinking subhuman islamic/muslim filth's childrens' childrens' childrens' children to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead because their legends tell of fire from the sky. I want them to hide in wet, dark caves and hellish-holes in the earth, Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world", and America should apply it every-damned-day, to those deserving death for their crimes against society and its innocents. shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters crawling over the earth, spitting-out death and destruction. I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with "If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you", and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience. I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea – the powerful Americans – destroyed their forefathers' wickedness."
To spend $900,000 per murderous, subhuman, muslim piece-of-shit, is beyond any logical and cogent thing brain's ability. KILL THEM! I'd do it for free! No charge to US Taxpayers, dammit! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM!