Archive for July, 2012

Living The American Dream

Posted: July 27, 2012 in Satire
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Dear Taxpayer,

I don’t have to feed myself, I have an EBT for that.

I don’t have to shelter myself, I get money from HUD for that.

I don’t have to pay my utilities, I get money from LIHEAP for that.

I don’t have to pay for my health care, I get money from HRSA for that.

I don’t have to pay to travel, I use publicly funded free transportation.

I don’t have to pay for education, I get FSA for that.

I don’t have to pay for a cell phone, I get money from  “Lifeline” for that.

I am living the American Dream.
You are paying for it.

Don’t worry I won’t bother thanking you by attempting to do things for myself. I plan on complaining about numerous other things until it becomes popular to force you to pay for them as well.

Sincerely,

Welfare Warrior

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What we must regulate and/or ban.

Posted: July 26, 2012 in Satire

Recent reports indicate that the Aurora shooter most likely started his psychotic break after he failed a difficult oral exam in school.

Other recent reports show that the shooter mailed a journal filled with the details of the shooting he planned on carrying out to his psychiatrist. The journal sat undelivered in the mail room for a week before the shooting.

Clearly the most obvious solution and the best crime prevention measures that we can take are to ban difficult tests and mandate that all mail be delivered in one day or less.

I would also like to see mandatory journal writing implemented nationwide. If everyone could just put their feelings onto paper they would feel much better. It would also create an easy way for the government to monitor your sanity. (Wait a minute….this sounds an awful lot like writing a blog….)

In conjunction with a total ban on anything with a point, sharp edge, or the ability to emit a projectile the ban of any potential stressor should stop all crime. Additional measures to prevent all criminal activity obviously include the ability to receive mail in an expedient fashion.

Expect this genius solution to be proposed by intellectuals such as Chuck Schumer, because he has all of the solutions to all of the worlds problems.

I hope you weren’t seeking something serious or worth while when you found this.

I wanted to write something similar but these guys did a good job. Check it out!

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Thank God for the “Affordable Care Act”!

We now have the Federal Government ensuring that as Americans we all have……….

……..A militarized civilian police force?

The text in bold is the text as taken from the Affordable Care Act. The standard text are my questions and analysis of this section of the law.

See the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, page 1312:

SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS. Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT–
(1) IN GENERAL.–here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency. (What constitutes a “national emergency”? This vague term does not identify what conditions must be met for an event to be considered a national emergency.)

(2) REQUIREMENT.–All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended. (Notice that this specifies commissioned officers must be legal citizens, it does not state that enlisted individuals must fulfill a citizenship requirement. The Classification Act 2 and civil service laws apply to civilian government employees. The only government employees that are not subject to the civil service laws are the military. The ready reserve corps will operate without regard to these laws, one can easily infer then that this corps is more of a military branch than it is a branch of the civil service.)

(3) APPOINTMENT.– Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. (Note that officers of the corps are appointed by the Executive branch without any Senate oversight)

(4) ACTIVE DUTY.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training. (This is a standing force that is on the ready at all times.)

(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.–Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.

(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Affordable Health Choices Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps. (Effectively any Presidentially appointed reserve corps officer will be automatically assimilated into the regular corps without any oversight or requirements. )

(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESERVE.–
(1) PURPOSE.–The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions. (At this point the “ready reserve” and “commissioned corps” are being compared to the “uniformed service’s”. This wording infers similarities in organizational structure with the military.)

(2) USES.–The Ready Reserve Corps shall–
(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps; (nothing real special here)

(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel; (Did you notice the word “involuntary” in that sentence? And again a reference to similarities with the “uniformed services”)

(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and (DID YOU READ THAT!? BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC! So we are discussing a military style “civilian” corps that can be involuntarily deployed to a foreign land as deemed necessary by the President for an undefined “national emergency” or “public health emergency”. Currently the military is the only place that this type of stuff exists. So again, more similarities with the uniformed services.)

(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 399SS) to improve access to health services. (I can’t help but think of the scenes in movies like Shindler’s List where the poor and destitute Jews were stood in line and watched over by the military police. Most of which were under the impression they were in those lines for their own good.)

(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to the Office of the Surgeon General for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall be used for recruitment and training of Commissioned Corps Officers. (WHAT!? A vague definition of how money will be appropriated and allocated…..no, not from our government!)

The hardcore Obama supporters out there will excuse this obvious power grab as nothing more than our dear leader and his minions filling the gaps in our nations emergency response preparedness. There are rebuttals out there stating that this is simply the creation of a reserve corps for the Public Health Service. The PHS does not have a uniformed reserve and has had past difficulties in fielding adequate numbers of their people to emergencies, such as after Hurricane Katrina.

What they will and have failed to address are the questions I raised above.

They will fail to address why essentially another branch of the military has been created.

They will fail to address why this new force answers directly to the President and requires no formal declaration of any type by Congress in order to be deployed domestically and abroad.

They will fail to address why this was snuck in with the “healthcare law” to begin with.

They will fail to address what a standing civilian army operating under its own set of rules implies for the future of our country.

They will fail to address the dangers of having solely executive appointed leadership operating a militarized force.

They will fail to admit that these are Obama’s “brown shirts”.

The term “brown shirt’s” was a nickname for the Nazi paramilitary police force the Sturmabteilung, or SA. The SA were a force created by the Nazi party that existed outside of the military but mirrored military ranking and operational procedures. The SA carried out the bidding of the Nazi party and was assigned to special duties by the party. They were an intrical part of the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler into power. Eventually the SA was dissolved and replaced by the more famous SS…..but that would NEVER happen in America.

The main argument supporting that this will not be a militarized force is that this is intended to be a corps of doctors, nurses, medical professionals, etc. But where is this specified? I did not read any requirements for members of the corps. If the requirements still need to be written then the legislation should not have passed. Half cocked legislation is dangerous and leaves an open door for the abuse of legislative power.

Maybe it wont be President Obama who misuses this new “corps”. Maybe we wont see misuse in our lifetimes, maybe we will. But the first question that needs to be answered is why is this even necessary? What void exists in the current plethora of military and police forces that exist at the Federal, State, and municipal levels?

Am I missing something?

The stated use for this corps is for national emergencies….which happen frequently enough that a new paramilitary force should be created and kept on standby at all times, right?

What is a national emergency anyway? We often hear declarations of a “state of emergency” for cities, counties, or nearly entire states due to flooding, wildfires, tornados, hurricanes, etc. In these circumstances we have municipal city and fire departments with back up from surrounding communities or county offices. Then there are the National Guard and FEMA as well. Not to mention the thousands of volunteers, hundreds of non profit organizations and many church organizations that pour into any disaster area in the nation to help with relief.

To have a national emergency we must have to have such a massive natural disaster that it throws our entire nation into chaos, or we are invaded by a foreign military, or we have a pandemic, or we are invaded by aliens. In those circumstances I would say that a national emergency could be declared. In those instances what good will the brown shirts serve?

It seems to me that the dangers that exist with a standing paramilitary force are far greater than the rewards. After all, if this is such a great thing that is highly necessary….why did it get snuck through in the healthcare reform law?

Concerns such as mine are being dismissed as “conspiracy theory”. This is a convenient scape goat term that is used as a blanket to cover any descending point of view. It is the fastest and easiest way to discredit and devalue analysis that does not coincide with the “official story”. Once something is labeled a conspiracy theory a whole new set of requirements is put on the idea that even the original story did not meet. I do not find this issue to be a conspiracy or a theory about a conspiracy at all! This has happened. The law exists, the text is there, interpret it how you may. I am attempting to point out some things that seem off to me.

I can’t pinpoint the reason behind all of this, but I can tell you that it appears to me this was created with intentions beyond the stated official story. I don’t think it bodes well for the future of America to have such things in existence. I think that the creation of a paramilitary force acting under direct authority of the executive branch is a sign of what is coming. I don’t like it. I think that it is the end of America as we knew it.

What do you think?

The psuedo intellectual left is applauding President Obama’s recent remarks toward people that own businesses. The quote although much longer than what I have here can be summed up in one sentence, “If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

What?

Clearly this man has zero business experience or common sense if he is making statements like this in public.

The point of his remarks seemed to be that nobody goes it alone, somewhere along the line everyone receives a helping hand from someone else, even in the business world. Sure they do. But Im afraid this fact doesn’t prove what he is trying to make it prove. The real driving force behind Obama’s remarks is to put a damper on the individual liberty movement. The President is reminding us all that we are a collective which is interdependent on one another. Which to an extent is true, but again the President has an approach that is completely wrong.

See, as a proponent of individual Liberty I believe that each person has the right to life, liberty, and property without the infringement of those rights by another individual. In that basic explanation you can see the respect that is placed toward the collective. As an individual you respect the collective by not forcing your beliefs, values, or desires onto another individuals life, liberty, or property. In fact individualism greatly benefits the collective. The encouragement of things such as the specialization of labor and self determination foster a strong foundation for our society.

When an individual can stand on their own they are more likely to lend a hand and voluntarily help another stand too. But when our legs are all bound together like we are in a giant gunny sack race it is more likely that we will all fall when a few lose their balance.

Back to the President’s comments.

Can you imagine the news coverage if someone like Mitt Romney came out and said, “If you’ve got a diploma, you didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”

The psuedo intellectual left would be up in arms! “How dare you degrade our education! How dare you imply that all of my hours studying, taking notes, listening to lectures, researching, writing, and reading were not how I earned my diploma! How dare you imply that the guidance of my professors and text books are responsible for my success! How dare you imply that the scholarships I received are responsible for my success and not me!”

Can you draw the parallel yet?

Go back to the previous paragraph and replace, “studying, taking notes, listening to lectures, researching, writing, and reading were not how I earned my diploma” with “working overtime, doing the work of 3 people, accounting, marketing, networking, and finding suppliers were not how I built my business”.

Go back and replace, “guidance of my professors and text books” with ” guidance of my business partner and lawyer”.

Go back and replace, “scholarships” with “small business loans”.

Am I being clear now?

There is a hatred toward businesses and business men from the left and it is out of total ignorance of what it takes and how it is done. As a small business owner and having grown up with 2 generations of business owners before me I have lived the life I am discussing, I have seen it first hand.

With that said, I am not a paleontologist and have basically zero knowledge of how they do their job….but that doesn’t mean that I should tell everyone I see that Paleontologists are greedy bone hoarding jerks that carelessly move dirt and sand to get what they want and have no regard for the surrounding ecosystem. 

This is basically what Obama and the intellectuals on the left are doing. They are out marching around with their 99% signs blaming business for all that is wrong in America. They are attempting to “prove” that individuals can’t be successful in business without government aid. Their comments go without scrutiny from the Big Media Presstitutes and all logical arguments are ignored. The hostility of the left toward businesses is blatant and unapologetic.

So I ask: Mr. President, don’t try to take away someones hard work and achievement because it wasn’t hard work and achievement in your preferred manner. Respect the sacrifice and determination that many people have put into their work. Most of all, don’t forget who butters your bread. Business is a part of everything, even the school system. Government would not exist without businesses footing the bill.

I have linked to an aritcle below that I would consider a Road Trip must see list for your “Recovery Summer” vacation. If you’re anxious to see what the economic conditions in America truly are these are the best travel destinations for you! I suggest renting an armored car and paying private security to handle your luggage and the roof mounted .50 caliber rifle.

It is a long story but every single word should be read. Link Here.

This blog is going to become active again, please contain your excitement.