gruber was right
friday, october 28th, 2014
who didn't know this was coming, given the corrupt, criminal 0sambo admin's attitude toward the American People, over the past 6 years?
Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor currently getting a dose of media scrutiny generally reserved for conservatives, said something you can hear daily in Washington, D.C. From bars in and around Capitol Hill to cocktail parties in Georgetown, the elites roaming the halls of power think you, the American people, are stupid.
This belief is not unique to Democrats; it's truly a bipartisan idea. In fact, the very concept of modern government in the United States is based on it.
Since the start of the progressive movement, self-appointed intellectuals, academics, the wealthy and politicians have based their actions on the conviction that they know what is best for others; their lessors, the unwashed masses. Since the turn of the 20th century, this belief has crept into governments on all levels, incrementally nudging our liberties to the side and replacing it with their coerced will.
With few exceptions, government has grown regardless of which political party held power. Faster under Democrats, on average, but growing nonetheless. As government grows, liberty shrinks.
Concepts unfathomable to our Founding Fathers, or even 100 or 50 years ago, are now accepted norms in American life. Leaps and bounds such as Obamacare we notice; the inching and chipping away we don't. But the journey is only window dressing, the destination is what matters. And we arrived a long time ago.
We didn't get to 50 million people on food stamps and 100 million people on some form of government assistance overnight; we were led there by these very progressives under the guise of caring and compassion.
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” We didn't go the wholesale route, we went piecemeal.
Masterfully, progressives rarely went for the long bomb. They were content to pound away at the ground game. Always under the pretence of compassion, they moved to “help” the poor and the elderly, because what kind of monster would oppose helping the poor or elderly? Some did, and they were painted as monsters. Meanwhile, the real monsters marched on.
When Gruber talked about the lack of transparency being a major ally in the fight to pass Obamacare, he was wrong. It wasn't a lack of transparency. There were conservatives across the country saying exactly what the law was going to do. It was his and other advocates’ willingness to lie for the cause. And it was the media's enthusiasm to swallow the truth and sell the lie to the people who trusted the media to tell them the truth that ensured its passage.
There were tens of thousands of Americans who took to Capitol Hill to have their objections to that monstrosity heard, but progressives were not going to deviate from their plan. For generations, they'd had their eyes on this prize – control over one-sixth of the U.S. economy – and they weren't going to let anyone stand in their way.
Like I said, they don't often go for the bomb, but when its there for them they will take a shot. They'd been chipping away at the edges by expanding Medicaid further and further up the income scale, biding their time. The Hail Mary had been intercepted in 1993 with Hillarycare, but they completed the pass with Obamacare.
And while hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the National Mall, and millions more contacted their members of Congress to voice their opposition, tens of millions more didn't. The government was moving to take de facto control over the most important commodity in their lives, and they sat silent.
In spite of the media's best efforts, the truth was out there. The only way to avoid exposure to the truth was through willful blindness, and many Americans were willfully blind.
To remain ignorant in the face of available information, to ignore reality because you've got other things you'd rather do, is to choose to be consciously unaware. When it comes to government attacking liberty, to be consciously unaware is to willingly make yourself stupid.
So, in that sense, Jonathan Gruber was absolutely correct. Obamacare could not have passed were it not for the stupidity of the American voter. But progressives didn't have to be so coy about their desires. Had they been open, it wouldn't have made a difference to most people. You either understand the concept of liberty and care about it or you don't. This past election showed many more people have awakened to it, and the giant that is the American people is paying attention…for now.
But just like the 1994 election after Hillarycare, the American public is less a sleeping giant than a narcoleptic one. Thomas Jefferson knew “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance”, but too many of us aren't interested in vigilance. When presented with the opportunity to get something for themselves at the expense of someone else, they take it.
To those people, were they to overhear members of Congress, their staffs or the DC professional cocktail party set say the American people are ignorant, they would nod in agreement. Then they'd hope they remembered to set their DVR to record The Real Housewives Of Kardashianville and forget all about it.
© by Derek Hunter, Nov 20, 2014.
A Day In The Life
Friday's cold 19°F wasn't nearly as bad as the past couple of days, but still required the furnace for a while. I was up at 7:30am, after some seriously good 9hrs of sleep. OJ and coffee was called for, but I'd forgotten to take the garbage bag out to the curb last night, and the early garbage trucks passed me by. Bagged and sealed-up, it can wait until the next pick-up at Dad's on Wednesday. I got ready and left for the 20 mile drive down to Stewartstown, to get some waiting Rxs at the Rite Aid store. Traffic was unusually heavy on I-83 South/ Rt-24 North for a weekday mid-morning, but I made good time, down and back. I'd guess people are getting an early start on the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Dad called on the way home, and I'd be over to visit him and Becky, tomorrow. Back home by 11:45am, I unpacked and put away the various groceries. The Chris Plante Show, 9-12 WMAL-DC, was just over, and his 3-hr podcasts from Thursday and today were not posted on WMAL's
I made a Turkey Club w/ Fries, Pasta w/ Peas & Cheese and crusty bread, for lunch. Rush went from 12-3, Savage from 3-5 and I went out for a short walk until it got dark at 5:30pm. There was a boatload of email to go thru and answer to empty-out the queue, and the Mark Levin Show was on from 6-9, as I went thru the mail. Temps had already dropped to 17°, and the condo warmed-up nicely. While doing some research, I listened to the always fascinating and erudite, WMAL-streaming John Batchelor Show, until 12:30am. Time for sleep. Computer shut-down, condo armed, I hit the sack.
Saturday morning at 6:15 was another temperature record-setter for this time of year: 12°F. Heat was called for, and so was the heavy robe. It's now getting first light at 6:45am, as we plod onward to the Winter Solstice, in late December. I made OJ and coffee, downloaded email and checked the weather and news. Having a craving for Grated Potato Pancakes (Latkes), I made some and topped them with butter and creme fraiche. Wow, the forecast (10pm) is for 1-3" of snow on Wednesday. Woo-hoo! My left hip was achingaching, so I took some Bayer® 325mg Aspirin, and worked around the condo, mopping the kitchen and 2 bathroom floors, until 12noon. I made a Turkey Breast & Bacon BLT w/ chips, and a Schweppe's Ginger Ale. High for the day was 42°F, until the
Sleeping-in until 7:30am on Sunday, 36°F, I felt a little groggy until I got the OJ and coffee made. Both helped. While scanning email, the news and weather, I noticed that the forecast (8am) is now for 2-4" of snow on Wednesday. I decided to skip eggs, sausage gravy & biscuits for breakfast, and save my appetite for lunch. Awww, Penn State lost to Illinois at an away game, 16-14. Whoops, they've just upped the forecast (10:30am) to 3-6" of snow on Wednesday, with almost 70°F predicted for tomorrow. Big storms "gathering" in the Southeast and Plains. I started the laundry loads around 10:30, while doing some more paperwork. I'd lost track of the hour, and at 1;30pm, remembered that I hadn't had eaten, so I made a Allen Bros Prime Ribeye, Blue Cheese & Onions, and a Mediterranean Pasta Salad for lunch. Finally finishing-up laundry at 3:45, I went out for a short walk to get some kinks out of my hip and it worked, as did a few more aspirin. I did some maintenance on the computer, using MalwareBytes (Free) and a full system, plus 2 external drives, back-up. While they ran, every app was closed, so I took a 45 min snooze on the LR couch. The rain arrived and temps dropped quickly to 50°, though it'd be near 70° tomorrow; one last Summer-Fall gasp. By 8pm, I was
Up at 6:30am on Monday, it was a tropical 63°F – quite an amazing temp swing compared to the 12° and 13° we had just a few days ago – but still some furnace heat was needed. After OJ, and while coffee was steeping, I scanned the weather, and now we're in for 6-10" of snow on Wednesday. This is getting serious. The massive t-storm of yesterday/last night had all but disappeared into the Northeast or ocean, and from the maps alone, I couldn't see the next storm's formation point. It could suck to be traveling on Wednesday and possibly Thursday. 71°F right now! If it's real bad, we might just postpone our Turkey Day Dinner until Friday or Saturday. After raking more oak tree leaves off the front porch and walk, I left at 9am to get stuff done.
First, get the week's mail, pick-up shirts at the cleaners, get some groceries at Weis Market, help Becky by lubing her dbl-garage overhead door, like I did with Dad's two double garages' doors, a few weeks ago. (Did mine a few weeks ago.) Then, go to Dad's and rake leaves from front foundation gardens, cut back grasses and perennials. Rake debris on to lawn area, use his big John Deere's mulching function to grind-up and disperse over lawn area, for breakdown and composting over Winter. After a couple more yard projects, I left at 12:15pm to get my groceries in the Jeep into my 'fridge and freezer. 73°F by
I slept-in until 7:30am on Tuesday, woke to another warm 50°F morning, and turned-up the heat anyway. After fresh OJ, I started the coffee, remembered last night's rioting reports on TV, fired-up the computer and opened the CATV window to get some updated news reports. It was much worse than I thought it'd be. We should have picked our own cotton, dammit. Note to self: it's the Jews' fault; the leftist-libtard idiot rioter/looter said so. Okay, enough.
Back by 12noon, I swept more of the accursed oak leaves out of my garage, parked the Jeep, and had an Olive Loaf Sandwich. I tuned into Rush for a while, alternating between weather reports: first it was 1-3", then it was 4-6", next it was 6-8", and then it was 10-12"; now they're backing down after creating Gas and diesel prices at the pump, have dropped another 3¢, since last Friday, November 21st: Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is now $2.92/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is $3.02/gal, Premium (92 oct) is $3.22/gal, with Diesel Fuel/Kerosene K-2 dropping to $3.52/gal. hysteria and people are rushing to convenience stores and supermarkets buying "essentials" – bread, milk, eggs and TP – emptying the shelves, and we're back to 6-8" and ten minutes later it's 4-6". The bloviating weather idiots are watching 5-6 different computer modeling programs, none of them are very good at prediction of mere diddly-squat. (Except this one; thanks, Tom.) After all the years at my business, plowing the 20ac and dealing with multiple blizzards and ice storms, I just take it all with a grain of salt, and deal with whatever comes down the road; far too many don't. That said, there's still a ***WINTER STORM WARNING*** for the region, and probably a 2-4" dusting. First snowfall of the season, though, and I'm always excited!
I listened to the missed Chris Plante Show Podcasts from last Thursday and Friday, skipped the Mark Levin Show at 6pm, watched Economic Collapse a Mathematical Certainty: "Top 5 Places Where Not To Be" (13:08), and "The First 12 Hours of a US Dollar Collapse" (7:07), and "The Dollar Collapse And WW3 HAS BEGUN!" (13:28), and finally "World War 3 Is Upon Us!" (43:37). If that doesn't happen, this one will: "Yellowstone Eruption" (45:00). This movie was interesting: "Gog and Magog: The Complete Movie" (57:20). Weird dreams tonite, maybe. By 11pm, I was ready to call it quits, checked the weather for the Nor'Easter's progress, armed the condo and wound-up staying-up another hour, listening to the John Batchelor Show, until 12:45am; then up to sleep.
The pounding rain/sleet on the condo's 4 skylights woke me at 7:30 on Wednesday morning; no snow yet. Temps had dropped to 39°F outside, and the weather maps made it look like we'd get all rain, since the snow and cold was still far west of us. Suits me. After OJ and coffee, I fired-up the furnace to take the chill off the place, and settled-in to look at some more maps and forecasts. I made some Soft-Boiled Eggs w/ Toast in a bowl, and spent some time reading about last night's riots in Fergadishu. Meh. By 9am, the rain had turned to *very large snowflakes*, and it was coming down hard. 4-8" forecast. Beautiful! By 11am, temps had dropped to 33°, and the flakes were smaller, but coming down just as hard. I fired-up the Jeep and took a drive around the area, needing nothing and going nowhere in particular, to just enjoy the falling snow. By 5pm, the snow was tapering-off, and although I'd shoveled the front walk and driveway once, you could hardly tell it'd been done. I'll get it cleared again before Dad and Becky arrive at 12:30pm tomorrow, for T-Day Dinner.
Finally, around 5:45pm, it stopped snowing. Looks like 3-4" out there, and it'll freeze tonite, even with temps at 33-34°F. I listened to Rush from 12-3pm, played the morning's missed Chris Plante Show WMAL (DC) Podcast until 6pm, set the dining room table for tomorrow's dinner, staged the plates,
La-la-land didn't last very long. I was awakened by some weird dreams at 3:30am on Thursday, and decided to stay-up, get coffee, an early shave and shower, and get things ready for Thanksgiving Dinner at 12:30pm. I had to go out for some Marlboro®s, but was back in time to get all the elements into play, and timed near-perfectly. Once again, I mentally-reviewed and assembled today's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu – Stuffed Turkey Breast, and Lobster Bisque w/ Truffles, and Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy, and Baby Peas, and Sweet Corn, and Cranberry Relish, and Gelato Ice Cream with a Blackberry Sauce. Dad and Becky arrived, we gave Dad his Thanksgiving new Orvis® sweater present, exchanged cards, feasted until we couldn't eat anymore, and Becky containerized the leftovers for herself and Dad. I had a lot of clean-up to do with 3 dishwasher loads to run thru. Damn, that turkey, rich in tryptophan, makes me groggy. So did getting up too damned early.
After affixing the traditional Holiday Red Bow on the Jeep's front grill, I caught part of the Eagles beating the Cowboys 33-10, the Lions beat the Bears 34-17, and Seattle was beating the 49ers 16-0, when I started nodding-off at 10:30, so I decided to pack-it-in early, at 11pm. No, I don't do "Black Friday" shopping; I have other things to get done but will have to fight traffic tomorrow and for several more weeks until after Christmas. Sucks to be me unless I use the back roads and sidestreets.
Friday starts a new week here in the "Journal", and with some upcoming medical appointments for oral surgery for Dad, it could get busy. I'll have to make another run to Stewartstown's Rite Aid to p/u some waiting Rxs. Heck, I start using my new Geisinger Preferred PPO Advantage Plan in Medicare Part C, next week, as I turn 65. Where'd all the time go?
Ebola Is Here; America Is Now Third World.
Congrats, America: We're officially a TURD WORLD COUNTRY!
And if the corrupt "health officials" have their way, we'll never know the true extent of it.
Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are going through the worst Ebola outbreak in history and health officials believe that it has killed more than 700 people there. Now, for the first time, Ebola has "officially" entered the United Sates via two health aid workers, that contracted the disease while working in Africa, where the Ebola outbreak continues.
Ebola virus disease (EVD), originally known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, and often times (70-90%) fatal disease in humans. Case fatality can be up to 90 percent – in other words, 90 out of every 100 people who catch Ebola die. EVD outbreaks typically occur in remote villages in Central and West Africa and are transmitted via wild animals (such as fruit bats) to humans.
The first patient landed in the United States on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Dr. Kent Brantly was then flown from Africa to the United States and then transported via ambulance to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The second person, Nancy Whitebol, will return to the U.S. in the coming days. Many people are questioning the decision to bring the two American aid workers to the United States to be treated. According to the New York Times, Dr. Bruce S. Ribner, an infectious disease specialist at Emory and who will be caring for these patients, said, "The reason we are bringing these
Gatwick Airport in the UK is now infected by the subhuman filth from Africa, but then again, the UK has been admitting millions of those tribal creatures from the Middle East and Africa, for many years. As has much of Europe. As the UK/Europe goes, so goes America.
And after 3-4 days, they're "still testing" an unknown POS at NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital to see if s/he has Ebola? Bullshit; they knew it immediately and aren't saying for fear of emptying-out the city.
Coincidentally, there's an "African Leaders Summit" in DC, this week. Take a look at the murderous, turd-world subhuman filth defiling our country and The White
House Hut/Crib. How appropriate.
One super-critical thing the media leaves out, is that Ebola transmission by aerosols is confirmed: virus can survive for days outside infected hosts, and can spread very easily. Nice, huh?
Plus, Ebola isn't the only disease the subhuman African filth will be bringing to America. There's also Chikungunya. Dengue. Norovirus. Hantavirus. Swine flu. Varicella. Variola. Read this. Go ahead; I'll wait.
And the mindless, liberal, turd-sucking sycophants at CNN praise the idea of bringing-in such a deadly and contagious disease. Absolute mind-boggling stupidity.
What's next? A weaponized Ebola "dirty bomb"? get ready for anything to happen in America's population centers, thru these porous borders. Will it be the Ebola or Ecola/Lassa strain of this fast-moving, engineered bioweapon? Who knows? But the WHO is looking out for everyone.
The world is coming apart. Watch the 2 videos below and understand why you need to know the truth being kept from you and all Americans.
Here's what might happen, if it does.
Watch this 17-min compilation video, if you do nothing else!
Was it an "Ebola attack" or an "Ebola outbreak", which slipped out at the US State Department Press Briefing? Listen and decide for yourself.
A coincidence that the CDC raised this to a Level 1 Alert? I think not.
Read "The Hot Zone", about the Ebola Virus, and prepare to get scared.
Ebola marches on to yet another African country. Mark my words: it's going worldwide with over 250 mutations on the original virus. There'll be no stopping this once it gets loose in Europe or America.
The very definition of the word conundrum is "something that is puzzling or confusing". Here are six conundrums today, in the US:
1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Think about it. That pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st century. Kind of makes you wonder who is doing the math.
These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:
1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering...
2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't. Think about it. And last but not least...
3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to all illegal aliens?
Am I the only one missing something?
Enemies Of The State: YOU & ME!
If you don't think that the US Government is intentionally targeting, investigating and prosecuting-persecuting Conservative Americans, you're living in a dream world of warm sponge baths and fresh diapers. America is under attack from The Enemy Within©.
This intentional use of Federal Agencies – IRS, DoINJ, EPA, BLM, Dept Ag, Dept Int, OSHA etc – by The White House, demokkkRAT-nazi party, criminal unions and other corrupt, criminal, corrupt NGO entities, should make the hair on your neck stand-up.
Liberals have been filling government agencies, at all levels, with self-interested, job perpetuation, Marxist-socialist-leftist experts for many decades. Conservatives are a threat to them, their progressive commie agenda and way of life. If we truly had a government based on a Constitution and implemented by elected representatives, this kind of stuff wouldn't happen. But we don't, and it does.
Stupid, ignorant, racist, ghetto-rat, thug filth/trash, like US Rep Elijah Cummings (SCUM-MD) who is so corrupt, criminal and hate-filled toward America, Conservative Americans of all stripes, and the Tea Party, that he should be imprisoned for the rest of his lying, pathetic, miserable life, for treason. And US Sen Joe McCarthy, was more of an American than you'll ever be, racist asshole!
One of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon in July of 1974, was merely "threatening" to use the Internal Revenue Service to selectively audit political opponents. 0bummer-boy has now fully-weaponized the IRS against all of his political opponents, ordering multiple covert campaigns of intimidation, threats, and persecution of Tea Party and Conservative organizations, and those daring to criticize 0bummer-boy's Marxist, racist, socialist agenda.
Amazingly, Fox News did a series of special reports on the corrupt, criminal US Govt's use of agencies to harass, threaten, confiscate property without cause, audit, shut-down without cause, fine and threaten with prison and to harm and/or kill American businesses and citizens. Get some popcorn and watch these six YT videos of Fox News' Reports:
Make no mistake about it: The IRS Is A Criminal Organization. Here's the full movie, "CROSSHAIRS: The Internal Revenue Scandal" (54:59).
The corrupt, criminal FedGov is continuing to seize our rightfully-owned lands.
And, a two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner's cattle. This is NOT going to end well, as the Waco slaughter and Ruby Ridge murders didn't.
You Own It, demokkkRATs!
Congratulations 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.
No healthcare for tens-of-millions of Americans, you own it.
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!
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
The Global Warming Lie & Money Pit
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag, lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. CO2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.AlGore is a corrupt, lowlife, dirtbag, lying criminal scam artist, and he desperately needs to meet Lee Harvey Oswald's or James Earl Ray's "kin". Or perhaps John Hinckley should get his requested "vacation" in AlGore's neighborhood.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money)
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it."Mother Nature's In Charge; We're Just Along For The Ride." – John D.M. Shelley II, pre-1996
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars,
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, When-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever".
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbWhen!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to
We are in a mini-ice-age for the next 30 years; get used to it!
UN: Glaciers are melting in some part of the world, while increasing in other parts of the world. So frigging what, dumbass UN scumbag trash? It's been happening for millions of years, idiots!
"SLIME (aka TIME) Magazine" can't even get it right. Read Bryan Walsh's crap and tripe about blizzards.
Amazing fact that all 7 glaciers on Mt Shasta (USA) are growing, not melting. Explain that, Glo-Bull Warming Assholes!
Climate change: who cares any more? When you, fat-assed AlGoreBore scam artist! You should be stood against a wall and executed for your fraud, lies and scams, asshole!
The most dangerous hazard to our health is the EPA. They are commie LIARS and must be abolished!
"Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Niña, a climate phenomenon known to disrupt global weather, ministers have warned. The warning coincides with research
Yes, the Earth is cooling 4.9°C/8.0°F, and quickly, within 20 years. Check the charts and data.
The corrupt, lying global warming USDA morons have revised the Plant Hardiness Map for 2012, to include their twisted agenda of CO2 emissions, glo-bull warming bullshit.
"Man-Made Glo-Bull Warming" is a farce and a fraud; here's why.
Some people just have far too much money, and too few brains, to even bother with taking seriously. And shit-for-brains, Billy-Bob Gates' ideas about "Geoengineering" (all land belongs to the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex), is one of them. Short version: "F•ck your "Right to Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness".
Liberal Media BS
The most insidious power of the corrupt, criminal liberal media, is the power to ignore the truth.
Here, have some fun. Something stinks within America's newsrooms. It's the stench of liberal bias permeating the so-called mainstream media. From lies and deceit to distortions and character assassinations, the liberal media dish out leftist BS to drive their radical agenda.
Chris Plante, host of The Chris Plante Show on WMAL (DC) from 9-12, weekdays, said, "The most insidious power the media has, if the power to ignore." Think about what that really means and you can readily see what an evil force the corrupt, criminal, liberal-demokkkRAT-controlled, butt-kissing, fawning circlefest media assholes, are.
Think you can detect it? Take this test and find out just how much BS the liberal media are dishing out. Wear your hip-waders; the bullshit is deep!
Inside The Army's Spectacular, Hidden Treasure Room.
Remember that ending scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse?
Did you know that that place actually exists?
I was hugely-pleased, a little stunned at the secrecy, but half-expecting a juicy trove of treasures.
It is called the Center of Military History. It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript.
But behind a series of highly alarmed doors and long, cement, camera-laden hallways. It is the highly sophisticated, climate-controlled treasure room where the army keeps its most precious artifacts.
The facility was built for $24 million in 2010. The cavernous warehouse is typically shrouded in total darkness. Motion lights illuminate only the areas in which someone is walking.
If I could get tickets, I'd fork over my first-born child. Oh wait; I don't have one. Heh. I'd go there in a heartbeat.
Some People Just Need Killing
It's not my intention 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, 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.
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.
"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, 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."
As I said, all child molesters, rapists – this child was 4 years old – and murderers should be executed; sadly, even if he's the former chief of the Maine State Police, Andrew Demers Jr. Damn.
Lowlife dirtbag sambo, Max Raphael, a POS cabbie in Fort Lauderdale, needs summary killing for raping a passenger. KILL HIM!