Barry ∅bummer was elected twice on the color of his skin,
not on the content of his character.
He's a treasonous muslim/islamist/marxist/bathhouse-boy/doper liar.
close the oceans, too
friday, october 11th, 2013
just before last weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.
Fuck you, sambo!
Well, 0bummer-boy closed the beaches of Normandy (France, for those in Rio Linda) and the US WWII Memorial there, so why should anyone be surprised? Don't worry, though, if you're a leech, we're still paying for your Obamaphones and EBT Cards.
Can you believe this crap from the mentally-ill, vile, reprehensible leftists?
The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.
This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government's stupid, ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away from it. The WWII Vets kicked ass and opened the Memorial, and the shit-for-brains gov't JBTs just backed-down.
At least that Memorial is an actual structure, with some kind of perimeter that can be fenced-off. Florida Bay is the ocean. How the hell, pray tell, do you "close" 1,100 square miles of ocean? Why would one even need to do so?
Open OUR Memorial!
Apparently, according to an anonymous Park Service ranger, "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It's disgusting."
Centuries ago, King Canute famously failed to command the ocean tide to stop. His display was actually a means to educate his subjects on the limits of royal power. Today, however, our President actually believes he has the power to control the oceans. But he won't even sit down to negotiate with Republicans, about anything. It's his way of the highway.
In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest and prosecution if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on US Military bases, during the federal government shutdown.
Vladimir Putin allegedly said it best: "Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game". 0bummer-boy needs to be impeached and imprisoned.
A Day In The Life
I did stay-up Thursday night, until 12:30am, watching the day's news, and got up at 5:30 on Friday morning, it was already a "balmy" 51°F outside, so I kicked-up the heat to take the chill off the Condo. Getting lighter, later, each morning. I made French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee (from whole, freshly-ground Starbuck's® Dark French Roast Fresh Ground Beans) with my Chemex® Drip System, had some Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, and whipped-up a real breakfast: Sliced Filet Mignon, Mushrooms, Sunnyside Up Eggs and Potatoes. I had a 10am Opthamalogist's Exam App't, to get an eye exam at 10am, and new
I left at 9:45 for the eye doc's offices. The paperwork, eye dilation, exam and frame choosing took nearly 2 hours, and it'll be 10 days until the new glasses/frames are ready. With dilated eyeballs, blurry vision and sunglasses on, I left and carefully drove to Dad's around 12noon. Traffic was getting heavy and I left plenty of following distance room with the cars ahead, and found that the driveway apron blockwork had been nicely completed, in the random pattern. We visited for an hour, and I decided to leave early, because of my vision, so that I didn't get into much heavier traffic, later. Construction projects and delays are everywhere in the area, on both interstates, state and local roads, so traffic is badly SNAFU'd. Just as I got home, a FedEx delivery truck was delivering multiple packages, which I signed for, unpacked and went inside to stay, until my eyesight normalized. I listened to the mornings missed Chris Plante Show Podcast until 6pm, when the usual Mark Levin Show came on from 6-9pm. At 7:08pm, Choice One® Security Services called with a notice that "motion had been detected" in the GC&N Bldg Complex, but that the local police would investigate, and I told them I'd be down in the morning to check and reset the alarm system. Damn. I stayed-up until 10:30pm, scanning weather channels out west (blizzards, 50"
Sleeping-in until 6:15am on Saturday, I made coffee, OJ and had 2 Buttery & Flaky Croissants with Apricot marmalade for On the morning's ride, I noticed that gas/diesel prices at the pump, had dropped another 10¢/gal, since Friday, September 20th: Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is now at $3.25/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $3.35/gal, Premium (93 oct) is at $3.55/gal, with Diesel Fuel/Kerosene K-2 dropping to $3.75/gal, at most stations, in the York (PA) area. breakfast. I checked the weather and news sites, email, and noticed that it was a very unusual, warm 70°F outside all night, caused by the TS Karen pushing warm Gulf air and moisture up, and t-storms advancing from the west, containing it right over us. Major dual stormfronts were now forecast for both Monday and Tuesday, instead of just Sunday night/Monday morning, and that would cause the loss of 2+ days on the job, for the hardscaping company. Well, it is what it is; we don't control the weather or the climate. I saw the note from last night about the security company calling, and decided to leave by 8am to go the 15 miles south and check the old GC&N Complex, and reset the alarm. Damn; there goes the morning. I got
On the way down, I passed a church organization doing a Chicken BBQ Dinner fundraiser, stopped and ran into a couple of GC&N customers among the BBQers, who remembered me, and we talked for an hour. It would all be ready at 11am, so at 9:30, I drove down to the old garden center, disarmed the building, reset the alarm security, checked the buildings, and rearmed/locked-up, left and went home. I planned to go back down by 11am to get 4 BBQ chicken dinners for myself, since I called Dad and Becky and they didn't want any, came back home to get a couple of things done, and left again at 10:45am for the BBQ event. I got the dinners, visited with my old friends for a while, and returned home by 12:30pm. Temps had already hit a very humid 84°F. The BBQ/Broasted Chicken Dinner – with baked potato, butter and bleu cheese, sweet peas, baked beans, roll, and applesauce – was ***delicious***. And I have 3 more to get me partly thru the week, even after going food shopping at Weis Market tomorrow morning. They'll be my last Chicken BBQ purchase for this year. I worked on my food shopping "list".
I listened to the "Best of Rush" for 2 of 3hrs, a few selected Chris Plante Show Podcasts, Dave Ramsey, Money Pit, watched a PBS/ "This Old House" Show, and was soon getting tired. I had a stack of paid bills ready-to-go in the mail for early tomorrow morning, after I picked-up my week's mail at the CHCA Community Mailbox. By 1:15am, I called it quits, armed the Condo and went up to bed.
On Sunday morning, I slept-in until 8:30, the latest in a long, long time; I need to stop staying-up so late, darnit. After finally getting-up, I made coffee, OJ and did the usual weather and news
By 2pm, it was 85°F with 90% humidity; unusual for October. In the week's mail were a pile of bills, but still no notice from my health insurance carrier – Geisinger Health System – about a rate change on my current policy, whose current rate expires December 30th. If what I think will happen – my yearly policy cost goes from $5,700 to $10,000-plus – happens, I'll take the $95/yr penalty, pay cash for all my medical needs, and shop around for a "catastrophic coverage" policy when I need one. F•ck 0sambo and his socialistic DeathCare crap! I worked on bills, paperwork, cleaning some firearms and listened to some past Chris Plante Show Podcasts, and some "Gun Talk Podcasts" and re-watched 4 new episodes of "First Person Defender" Series until 8, when the "Gun Talk" Live Stream came on, worked on cleaning/oiling some of my own firearms until 11pm, and
I also slept-in until 7:30am on Monday, and could probably have slept longer. Those early mornings catch-up with me after a while. I made coffee, had some Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges, checked the news and weather sites, email, and noticed that *** ALERT: Tornado, Thunderstorm Warnings Issued *** were on all stations. I got my paperwork together for the trip to Dad's, and left at 9am. The hardscapers were there working on the front sidewalk's stone base, but the rain had moved in and a torrential downpour began, lasting 15-20mins and dumping 1½" on us. A steady rain continued all morning. The guys left and the delivery truck from Glen-Gery Brick Co arrived to unload the 1 extra cube of pavers I'd ordered last week. Becky and I drove up to look at a new housing development and some choice building lots she was interested in perhaps purchasing, either to build on, or for investment. I left around 12:15pm
Tuesday was another sleep-in morning, until 7am. At 44°F outside, it was cool inside the Condo, since I had the AC on yesterday to offset the heat and humidity, but turned it off last evening. I On the morning's ride, I noticed that gas/diesel prices at the pump, had dropped another 2¢/gal, since last Friday, October 4th: Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is now at $3.23/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $3.33/gal, Premium (93 oct) is at $3.53/gal, with Diesel Fuel/Kerosene K-2 remaining at $3.75/gal, at most stations, in the York (PA) area. cranked-up the heat, made coffee, OJ and just some rye toast with apricot marmalade. I scanned the news, weather sites, email and checked the long-range forecast, as we're way behind on Dad's project, now. The major western stormfront had passed, but more rain is coming up the eastern seaboard, before the weekend, to shorten this workweek. Seasonable weather returns for a few days. I grabbed one of my 14 Pendleton® Woolen Shirts, donned my usual Tactical Vest and left for Dad's at 9:30am.
When I arrived, the hardscapers were just finishing compacting the sidewalk's 6" sub-base. Then, with sub-base compacted, special-use builder's sand was laid and screed-level – steel 1" pipes are laid on the level stone sub-base, sand dumped on top and a 2"x4" is used to pull along the poles to
I went out for a "short" walk with a neighbor who was walking his 3 labs, and got back almost 2 hours later. As soon as I started-up the computer, I got hit with 363 spam emails from AMMOMAN in NJ, whose servers been spammed; that took me a while to clean-out the Inbox and sort thru the
I slept-in until 7:30am on Wednesday, got-up to a cloudy, cool 43°F day and turned-up the heat to take the chill off the Condo. I made the usual coffee and OJ, had some rye toast with strawberry preserves, and checked the weather and news sites, scanned the few emails and saw that "MS Patch Tuesday" had 28 downloads waiting for me. I started the download and install, and got ready for a complete restart, while reading the news headlines. TS Karen was steadily moving up the eastern seaboard, and was, by now, less than 100 miles to the south, and was beginning its northwest turn, inland, right at us. I left to run some errands, and go to Dad's. When I arrived, the hardscapers had made some good progress, since just yesterday morning, and they were continuing to lay block from the center, outward to the edges, where all the many hundreds of precise cuts would have to be made. They made it al the way along the 81ft x 4ft walk to the driveway edge's 10ft flair. The porch also has a 12½-ft flair to accommodate. I'm glad that I had an extra pallet (cube) of pavers (288 pieces in 4 sizes) brought-in on Monday to add to the 4½ pallets we'd originally had delivered last week, especially since I saw it all had dwindled to 1½, already, and there's many more to be laid to round-out the curves and cut every single edge block. Yeah, a 90°, straight sidewalk would have been easier, but nowhere as nice as a curving walk. I designed the landscaping around the curved walkway. That's
Next, Dad and I spent 2 hours raking-up tens-of-thousands of green walnuts from the English Walnut Tree, all over one acre, shoveling them up into his JD Tractor Cart, and dumping the debris down over the backyard bank "compost pile". There's still several thousand walnuts to go yet, and we'll work on it over the next few days. I left at 12:30pm, had some Yankee Pot Roast, listened to Rush, also to the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast until 6pm, and the usual Mark Levin Show came on from 6-9pm. I stayed-up to watch Tropical Storm Karen move directly into the York area, so we'd get some serious overnight rain, and tomorrow might was a construction washout. Nothing much on the news, so I shut-down at 10pm, armed the Condo and went upstairs to get some shut-eye.
The slow-moving Nor-Easter's driving rain, on the Condo's 4 skylights, woke me at 6:45am on Thursday; the slow-moving Nor'Easter Tropical Storm Karen was still sitting on top of us, and would be here for much of the day, tomorrow and possibly into the early weekend. Another wash-out and delay. I made coffee, had
Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", and I didn't get anything of what I wanted to do for others during this past or last week; this ever-expanding project just consumes time, due to myriad delays, glitches and problems on the job site. Next week isn't going to be much better, now that rain is delaying 3+ days of work, and I have to be on-site to supervise and make specific decisions, place the landscaping I designed and meet with the new realtors, if possible. I hope the "weather holds" so all these projects can be finished and I can get to Sherry's, help Becky with her new home purchase if she decides to go that way, and get some shooting in with my Fellow Colonialist, Tim. Looks like we might have 2-3 days of dry, sunny weather, before the rains return toward the weekend. Darn. Well, it is what it is. As I've said for many, many years: "Mother Nature's in charge; we're just along for the ride."
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.
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?
$100 says TSHTF in Europe, very soon. It's falling apart and all subhuman muslim troglodyte filth are going to need to be hunted-down and killed. are you ready for the coming collapse, because it's coming to the US, too?
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
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.
Think you can detect it? Take this test and find out just how much BS the liberal media are dishing out.